By Denise Mundy
On Thursday, Oct. 10, the Aguila Elementary School, classes pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade, participated in a Fire Safety Program at the Aguila Volunteer Fire Department. Sparky the Fire Dog was there to greet the students. The students watched a video and also had the opportunity to observe several of the fire cadets in full turn-out gear. There was a coloring contest with a safety theme included, with each class having three winners. Sundance Pizza helped the fire department with certificates so that they were able to make this a special event for the kids. Three lucky students won a ride to school in a fire truck. Safety materials were handed out for the students to take home and share with their families.
Aguila Elementary boys and girls volleyball teams have had an impressive start to the season. This year’s volleyball season consists of 10 games. Though Aguila boys recently lost to Canon, their team captain Dallas Martinez and vice-captain Jenri Delgado both eighth graders, have lead their team to win six straight games beating Festival, Congress, Morristown twice and Wickenburg Christian Academy twice in a double header game. Aguila boys’ current record is 6 - 1. They will be playing more games as follows, Aguila at Festival on the Monday, Oct. 21, home verses Canon on the Tuesday, Oct 22, and home verses Congress on Tuesday, Oct. 29.
Captain Danitza Acosta and Vice-captain Yareli Quiroz who are also in eighth grade, led the Lady Eagles to their seven consecutive wins in the beginning of the season. Though they lost to Morristown, the Lady Eagles had beaten them in the start of the season in a three set play 25-22. Their current record is 8-1 and they have the following upcoming games this month; Aguila at Festival on the Monday, Oct. 21, Canon at Aguila on the Tuesday, Oct. 22, and Aguila at Congress on the Tuesday, Oct. 29 and a tournament on Friday, Nov. 1.
All the students at Aguila Elementary will be taking their Fall Break on Thursday, Oct. 17 – Friday, Oct. 18.