Brags - Honors, Awards and Special Programs
There are a LOT of great things going on in our schools — honors, awards, community service projects, special programs we offer and accomplishments. Click below to spread the word, and to see the things we're doing!
FIVE FUN FACTS about our achievements, schools, district, students and staff
CUSD has a record 30 National Merit Scholars for 2017. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recognizes and honors the top academically talented students of the United States. They shine a spotlight on brilliant students and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence at all levels of education. Earning this distinction puts these students in the top 2% of students in the nation.
A team of students from Perry High School recently competed in the SkillsUSA National Championships. Dominique Galvez competed and placed in the top 10 in the Advertising Design competition. Jaden Smith, Celine Atalig, & Shannon Gilmer competed in the Promotional Bulletin Board Competition. The competition took place at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky on June 17-23. The team earned the right to compete when they won first and second places at the AZ SkillsUSA Championships this spring. They were accompanied by their SkillsUSA advisor, Caryn Butler.
The Arizona Educational Foundation named Santan Junior High, Andersen Elementary, Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary, Santan Elementary, Payne Junior High and Perry High A+ Schools of Excellence for 2017.
Carlson Elementary 5th grader Dhane Meyers made the All American 11U Baseball Team and has been selected to play at the ESPN World of Sports Complex to represent the Far West Region.
The CUSD administration and Governing Board presented the annual “state of the district” message to community leaders on January 25 in the Governing Board Room. The annual report provides an overview of the district, academic performance, recognition of students and staff, budget information and an update on expenditures from bond elections. Learn more at www.cusd80.com/annualreport.
Proactive statewide public school drinking water screening program
Chandler Unified School District is participating in a proactive statewide public school drinking water lead screening program sponsored by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). ADEQ is coordinating this screening program with multiple state and local agencies, public water systems, public schools and other parties. While drinking water is not considered to be a common source of lead in Arizona, eliminating lead in drinking water is an important step to reducing your child’s overall exposure to lead.
Please visit the ADEQ website for detailed information about the statewide public school drinking water screening program for lead.
As part of our continuing commitment to provide a safe environment for both students and staff, please be assured that we will provide you with timely updates.
San Marcos Teacher Named Exemplary
Lauren Delfino-Karl, second grade teacher at San Marcos Elementary School, was named a 2016 Rodel Exemplary Teacher over the Thanksgiving weekend. She is one of 15 educators across the state recognized by Rodel.