How important is daily reading? Would you like to be exposed or have your child exposed to 1.8 million words a year? Phoenix Academy requires all students to read for 20 minutes each night at home. Why? Common sense would say and *research has found that good readers naturally spend more time in daily reading. […]
The Omaha World Herald published a story entitled “OPS puts new stress on teaching phonics” on December 17, 2012. Phoenix Academy was featured in the story as an example of a school that places a heavy emphasis on phonics. The story included the photo on the left of Phoenix Academy student Trinity Brookins holding up her answer […]
This school year 2012/13 is our first full school year in our new building. Last spring Phoenix Academy unveiled the new logo. To go along with the new logo, this year Phoenix Academy adopted new colors, new uniforms, and new t-shirt and sweatshirt designs. The new colors are red, gold, yellow and charcoal grey. The […]
Summer School 2012 our four week intensive reading and math program was held June 4th – 29th, from 8:30 – noon, Monday through Friday. Summer school is a condensed version of our school year program. Students worked on reading, writing, spelling, and math. Here is what parents and students had to say about summer school: […]
Phoenix Academy students in basic training?! Occupational Therapy students from the College of Saint Mary put our young soldiers to work in their first OT Boot Camp. OK? OK? OK? ALRIGHT! ALRIGHT! ALRIGHT! The students experienced the benefits of occupational therapy first hand by engaging in activities that would strengthen both their fine and gross […]
Read about us in the Omaha World Herald “Academy’s focus is on phonics” by Joe Dejka, published July 26, 2010.
Phoenix Academy Day School in partnership with KANEKO welcomed GREG MORTENSON to Omaha on Friday, January 14, 2011. Greg Mortenson (see bio below) began his day in Omaha meeting with approximately 800 middle school and high school students from the metro area including students from Phoenix Academy at KANEKO. He showed the students a video […]