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Meet Ismael Eumana the Boxer

Meet Ismael Eumana the Boxer

Kevin Estrada
January 11, 2017
Filed under Features, Meet Me

Many students don't know senior Ismael Eumana or his true passion. Some people may not know that he's a  great boxer and that he has won six  fights. “ I started boxing at the age 13. I never took it seriously until I turned  15 and had my own  personal trainer, he trained me for a whole year...

Meet Mr. Boehm

Ryan Sanchez
December 21, 2016
Filed under Features, Meet Me

This year, Phoenix Military Academy (PMA)  had significant changes.  One of the negative changes is having no music program whatsoever.  However, Phoenix gave birth to a new opportunity: engineering. As some of the students might recall from last year, the Pentagon donated $6 million for Science ...

Meet Esteban Pinto

Valentin Fernandez
November 17, 2016
Filed under Features, Meet Me

The quietest kids often have the best stories and most exciting lives. Throughout all four years that Esteban Pinto has been at Phoenix Military Academy he has been known for being one of the most introverted cadets. While he might be known for being shy, he has a lot of great stories that most of us...

A New Firebird

Wendy Nunez
November 16, 2016
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Joshua Cross has been teaching at Phoenix Military Academy for over a month because he wanted to provide students with a better understanding of math. Although Phoenix might be Level 1 Plus, that doesn't mean that it doesn't have its flaws. Everything could always use some improvements in order to cr...

Welcome to PMA Mr. Gaetjens!

Welcome to PMA Mr. Gaetjens!

Christian Gutierrez
October 17, 2016
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  Over the years, Phoenix Military Academy has been home to some of the most hard working staff in the state. The quality of education taught here by teachers has seen PMA recognized as the 8th best school in Illinois. This year, PMA has a new addition to their family, counselor Mr. Jan Gaetj...

Meet Mr. Cross

Meet Mr. Cross

Alejandra Olaguez
October 7, 2016
Filed under Features, Meet Me

Phoenix Military Academy welcomed a couple of new faculty members to the Firebird family. Joshua Cross, the new math teacher, has been received with open arms at Phoenix, and hopes to impact students so that they reach an adequate level of confidence.    Cross started his teaching career in the Flo...

GAME ON!

GAME ON!

Abigail Smith, Editor
September 21, 2016
Filed under Features, Meet Me

  This school year, Phoenix Military Academy has a new sheriff in town. Major Ivy Stampley has joined the Firebird family starting this September and she definitely intends to stay. Major Stampley has moved here from the the Lindblom Math and Science Academy High School in the Western Engle...

Meet Mr. Birden-Didona

Meet Mr. Birden-Didona

Genesis Vasquez
December 9, 2015
Filed under Meet Me

As a recent History student graduate of DePaul University and a long application process, Mr. Patrick Birden-Didona has officially started working for Chicago Public Schools. Mr. Birden-Didona met Mr. Waller his freshman year of college through Young Chicago Authors. Through Mr. Birden-Didona’...

Meet Ms. Bellus

Taylar Tramil
November 20, 2015
Filed under Meet Me

For this school year there are three new teachers in the PMA family. Ms. Bellus arrived at Phoenix Military Academy this summer, helping Mr.Carroll teach Geometry to the Prepster students, where she was able to establish herself. This year Ms.Bellus will be teaching Geometry, Advanced Algebra and...

Meet: Ms. Tristano

Jonathan Trujillo
October 28, 2015
Filed under Meet Me

Ms.Tristano, or “Ms.T”, which the Phoenix cadets and staff have come to know her by, has been a part of the Phoenix Military Academy staff for 3 years now. Ms.Tristano started off at Phoenix as a school counseling intern. She then helped caring and assisting the students with disabilities, until...

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