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    Divider and spacer Visit Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006131Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus - (2018-2019) All four ACP Oakland VEX robotics teams participated in the first annual Chandler Invitational VEX Tournament on Friday and Saturday, December 14 and 15 at Payne Junior High. Eighteen teams competed from Willis, Payne, ACP Erie, Casteel, Knox, and Bogle junior highs. Students spent two hours on Friday night at Payne so that all teams could engage in skills (driving and programming tests). These skill activities accumulate points that are added to their overall performance stats and compared to other teams around the world. They did great, and their confidence in their driving and programming skills increased. Saturday went well with teams 7830A and 7830K staying 1st and 2nd for the first half of the tournament. Our team 7830P won the Sportsmanship award for helping the Payne team with their robot. Team 7830A won the Design award for their robot design and engineering notebook.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Rocky EngleVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006115Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Rocky Engle, winner of CTA Independence's 2018 Spelling Bee.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Sanborn Robotics TeamVisit Sanborn Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006103Sanborn Elementary - (2018-2019) Sanborn Robotics team won the award for Best Research Project at the FLL (FIRST LEGO League) Robotics Regional at ASU Polytechnic on December 8. They received high scores for problem identification, problem analysis, as well as reviewing and improving existing solutions! A large part of this competition are the CORE Values which focus students on working as a team, valuing every students' input, building upon one another's thinking and gracious professionalism.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Mobius SustainabilityVisit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006072Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2018-2019) ACP Erie's "Mobius Sustainability" team is a group of seniors committed to finding solutions for proper disposal of e-wastes. The team recently met with the Chandler Vice Mayor, Rene Lopez, and Chandler Public Works and Utility Director, Mr. John Knudson to work out ways to assist the City of Chandler with e-waste collection and proper recycling. They also plan to collect e-waste from different locations around Chandler, so that the public won't have to go far to dispose of their e-waste. This is just another way that ACP Erie Knights are making a difference in the City of Chandler.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Basha Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006092Basha Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Basha students Alyssa Ensley, Spelling Bee Winner, and Sanaya Gupta, 1st Runner-up!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer BHS FFA State 1st place winning team: FloricultureVisit Basha High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006089Basha High - (2018-2019) The Basha High School FFA (Future Farmers of America) team is going to Nationals again! Please join me in congratulating our FFA Floriculture team which took 1st place in the state, and the winners of the following individual awards: Samantha Bouvier - 1st Place Individual; Elizabeth Kaye - 3rd Place Individual; Lauren Myers - 4th Place Individual; and Olivia Lawrence - 5th Place Individual. CTE Programs 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer BHS FFA State 1st place winning team: WildlifeVisit Basha High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006090Basha High - (2018-2019) The Basha High School FFA (Future Farmers of America) team is going to Nationals again! Please join me in congratulating our FFA Wildlife team which took 1st place in the state, and the winners of the following individual awards: Erin Allison; Maisy Racine - 1st Place Individual; Emily Yu - 3rd Place Individual; Mikayla Manygoats - 4th Place Individual. CTE Programs 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer BHS FFA State Final Four winning team: Creed SpeakingVisit Basha High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006091Basha High - (2018-2019) The Basha High School FFA (Future Farmers of America) team is going to Nationals again! Please join me in congratulating our FFA Creed Speaking team which made the Final Four in the state, and the winner of the following individual award: Madeline Filardi - 3rd Place Individual. CTE Programs 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Mayesa Khan and Griffin EcksteinVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006095Chandler High - (2018-2019) Mayesa Khan and Griffin Eckstein achieved 2nd place and 3rd place in Novice LD at the Arizona Speech and Debate Coaches Association Division I Winter Trophy Tournament at ASU.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Lillie ScottVisit Haley Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006101Haley Elementary - (2018-2019) Haley 6th grade student Lillie Scott shines on the field and in the classroom! She was featured in an article written about her in In The Zona. In the Zona article: Haley Sixth Grader, Lillie, shines on the field and in the classroom 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Literacy Program sponsored by Albertson, Safeway, and the ArizonaCardinalsVisit Basha Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006058Basha Elementary - (2018-2019) The Arizona Cardinals visited Basha Elementary for a Milk and Cookies event with 5th graders as part of a literacy program sponsored by Albertson, Safeway, and the Cardinals.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006055Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2018-2019) Parent comment: "Dr. Frank Hendricsen and Ms. Everson,
    Thank you for your kind words, welcoming nature and smooth transition mid-year for our sweet second grader! It has been a fabulous experience from the front office staff support to communication with Ms. Everson all the way to the student council president offering a tour to our daughter on day 1! You guys are the best, and your attention to detail and customer service is impressive!!"
     
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Barbara DethlefsenVisit Auxier Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006077Auxier Elementary - (2018-2019) Auxier teacher Barbara Dethlefsen was named the Sun Lakes Rotary teacher of the month for September and was recognized at an awards luncheon in November. She received a framed certificate and a $100 personal award from the Sun Lakes Rotary and an additional $100 to be used in the classroom from Trust Bank.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer ASU TourVisit Basha High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006084Basha High - (2018-2019) Gila River Native American students from Basha High attended a campus tour and a cultural speaker series hosted by the American Indian Student Support Services at Arizona State University for Native American Heritage month. Students were also able to tour the School of Earth and Space Exploration which included a private tour of the meteorite vault in the Center of Meteorite Studies.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Melanie MelloVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006026Chandler High - (2018-2019) The American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) recognized Chandler High School's German teacher, Melanie Mello, with the Goethe Institut / AATG Certificate of Merit for her outstanding contributions to the teaching and learning of German in the United States.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer ASU TourVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006084Chandler High - (2018-2019) Gila River Native American students from Chandler High attended a campus tour and a cultural speaker series hosted by the American Indian Student Support Services at Arizona State University for Native American Heritage month. Students were also able to tour the School of Earth and Space Exploration which included a private tour of the meteorite vault in the Center of Meteorite Studies.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer STEM and shade structures at GalvestonVisit Galveston Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006079Galveston Elementary - (2018-2019) First graders at Galveston Elementary culminated a 3 week study of sun and light including learning about shadows, temperature, and shade. The students practiced the engineering process by trying to solve a problem of cooling off on the playground. The students were challenged to create a model of a shade structure. They worked in teams of 2 and planned, built, and tested the structures.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer ASU TourVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006084Hamilton High - (2018-2019) Gila River Native American students from Hamilton High attended a campus tour and a cultural speaker series hosted by the American Indian Student Support Services at Arizona State University for Native American Heritage month. Students were also able to tour the School of Earth and Space Exploration which included a private tour of the meteorite vault in the Center of Meteorite Studies.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Strive for a 5!Visit Perry High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006082Perry High - (2018-2019) Perry High gives every student who registers for an AP test a hydro flask sticker. Strive for a 5!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer ASU TourVisit Perry High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006084Perry High - (2018-2019) Gila River Native American students from Perry High attended a campus tour and a cultural speaker series hosted by the American Indian Student Support Services at Arizona State University for Native American Heritage month. Students were also able to tour the School of Earth and Space Exploration which included a private tour of the meteorite vault in the Center of Meteorite Studies.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Meg Gianesello named National Administrator of the YearVisit Chandler Unified School District WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006064Chandler Unified School District - (2018-2019) Meg Gianesello, retired CUSD Executive Director of Educational Programs, was honored as the 2019 Association for Career and Technical Education National Administrator of the Year on Wednesday, December 5 in San Antonio, Texas. This award recognizes administrators who have made significant contribution toward innovative, unique and effective CTE (Career and Technical Education) programs.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer ACP Oakland Robotics TeamVisit Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006014Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus - (2018-2019) Oakland robotics team 7830A won the Middle School Excellence Award at their first competition Saturday, November 17, 2018, qualifying them for the state championship in February. Way to go, ACP-O Noble Knights!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Junior Achievement K-3rd grade studentsVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Humphrey Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006028Chandler Traditional Academy - Humphrey Campus - (2018-2019) CTA Humphrey kindergarten through third grade students were recognized for their outstanding participation and leadership in Junior Achievement.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Mrs. Jessica JohnsonVisit Weinberg Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006054Weinberg Elementary - (2018-2019) Weinberg 1st grade teacher, Jessica Johnson, was nominated for the Sun Lakes Rotary Club Teacher of the Month. Congratulations, Jessica!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Pit Bull Awareness Senior ProjectVisit Basha High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006067Basha High - (2018-2019) Senior Carson Abercrombie has a passion for the Pit Bull breed. He is trying to make the public aware that they should give them a chance as they truly can be a lovable member of the family. This was his senior project, held on our campus.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Chandler Care Center's Thanksgiving Family Assistance DayVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006020Chandler High - (2018-2019) The Chandler High community donated goods for the Chandler Care Center's Thanksgiving Family Assistance Day. Student Council delivered a small bus and two trucks full of donations to the Care Center on Thursday, November 15. On Friday, StuCo showed up at the Care Center with 51 turkeys. CHS's Wrestlers also helped distribute donations at Saturday's event. Chandler High School is proud to be part of such a caring community!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer The CHS Academic Decathlon TeamVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006021Chandler High - (2018-2019) The Chandler High Academic Decathlon team competed at the Hamilton Invitational tournament. Students gave speeches, were interviewed, wrote essays, and took tests in seven subject areas relating to our theme of the 1960s. They did a great job representing CHS!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Lisette Meza ReyesVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006022Chandler High - (2018-2019) Lisette Meza Reyes took 1st place in the Teach FACS Skill Demonstration at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Cluster. Lisette did an outstanding job of making people aware of the need for strong leaders going into the education field.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Academic DecathlonVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006032Hamilton High - (2018-2019) Hamilton hosted 204 students from 12 East Valley schools at our 6th Annual Invitational Tournament. Results: 1st place - Hamilton. Individual medalists: Nidhi Athreya, Jake Nance, Archana Ram, Megan Ridgway, Jasmine Sun, Sarah Zhang, Aris Zhu, Benjamin Tung, Jennalynn Fung, Emma Keegan, Nikki Lajom, Zuzia Stechly, Navaneeth Unnikrishnan, Melina Chabolla, Emily Jefferson and Tyler Thornton. All told, 102 adult volunteers came together to provide these kids with a fantastic experience.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Happy Diwali!Visit Jacobson Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006087Jacobson Elementary - (2018-2019) Happy Diwali! Jann Johnson's first graders at Jacobson Elementary celebrated the Indian holiday of Diwali during the week of November 12! They learned about the victory of good over evil and how light triumphs over darkness. The students created paper diyas (oil lamps), used sidewalk chalk to design their own rangolis (artwork usually made with colored rice/sawdust), and tasted traditional Diwali sweets. It was an experience we hope they remember for a long time!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Puranjay MadupuVisit Knox Gifted Academy WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006036Knox Gifted Academy - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Knox Gifted Academy student Puranjay Madupu, the 2018 Arizona Counting Bee Winner!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Best of Phoenix 1st Place K-3 Chess TeamVisit Knox Gifted Academy WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006037Knox Gifted Academy - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Myles Maki, Daniel Yan, Tristan Jia, Joshua Jim, Venkat Yerneni, Kasyap Avancha, Nicholas Karpcarahaly and Dylan Bagley, members of the Best of Phoenix 1st Place K-3 Chess Team!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Holiday traditionsVisit Weinberg Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006051Weinberg Elementary - (2018-2019) Mrs. Ryskamp's class worked on a unit regarding different holiday traditions. They talked about piñatas, and the students made their own piñata using tissue paper. They also watched a video of children breaking piñatas and singing traditional holiday songs.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Braidi GlascockVisit Weinberg Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006052Weinberg Elementary - (2018-2019) Weinberg Elementary student, Braidi Glascock, was nominated as Gilbert Student of the Month and was recognized by Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels. Braidi is an outstanding Wrangler, and we are so proud of him.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Kassandra SchmidtVisit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006013Riggs Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Riggs Elementary 5th grader Kassandra Schmidt in Ms. Weiand's class who was named Gilbert Citizen of the Month.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006012Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus - (2018-2019) Hartford Tutoring Club students walk over to Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary (about 1/2 mile) after a long day at junior high to tutor elementary kids. The students at Hartford get so excited to see their buddies. The kindergartners are especially adorable! They are excited to practice and read with their ACPO tutor. When we leave, there are hugs and smiles and "See you next week!" We are so grateful to have this opportunity to work with the younger kids.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer CTA Freedom is an A-rated schoolVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006008Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus - (2018-2019) CTA Freedom is proud to be an A-rated school! The Falcon Family has worked hard to provide consistent intervention and appropriate academic challenges to maintain rigor and meet student needs. We appreciate the team effort of our staff, students, and families!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer School Wide Book FairVisit Conley Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006004Conley Elementary - (2018-2019) School Wide Book Fair: Conley Elementary had a book fair at Barnes and Noble. Students in grade 3 performed Veterans Day songs on the patio, while teachers in all grades read to students in the children's section.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Intel / Hermanas event 2018Visit Galveston Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006009Galveston Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to our Galveston 6th grade girls who participated in the Intel / Hermanas 2018 event at Chandler-Gilbert Community College on November 9, which focused on science and engineering. CGCC Hermanas Conference Event website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer ACP Erie AlchemistsVisit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006061Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2018-2019) The Erie Alchemists is a new, innovative group at ACP Erie. These freshman students are working to create awareness about the problem of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) in the environment and creating reusable organic air fresheners as a potential solution. They completed their first test by making pumpkin-scented air fresheners for Halloween and distributing them to all the ACP Erie teachers and staff. They presented their idea to Vice Mayor Rene Lopez and City of Chandler Public Works and Utilities Director John Knudson to spread their cause.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Basha Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005877Basha Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Basha Elementary which was nationally recognized for Amplify Burst®:Reading accomplishments achieved during the 2017-18 school year.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Sun Lakes Rotary donating dictionaries to 3rd grade classVisit Basha Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005881Basha Elementary - (2018-2019) Thank you, Sun Lakes Rotary, for gifting Basha Elementary 3rd graders with dictionaries at our October assembly.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Members of Chander High's Student CouncilVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005923Chandler High - (2018-2019) Members of Chander High's Student Council attended the Arizona Association of Student Councils (AASC) President and Advisor Luncheon last Thursday, November 8. Students were able to network with other student councils and be inspired to be leaders on their campus.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Chandler Education Foundation's Cash for Classrooms campaignVisit Chandler Unified School District WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005949Chandler Unified School District - (2018-2019) The Chandler Education Foundation's Cash for Classrooms campaign was once again a huge success thanks to the generosity of CUSD staff and families. More than $72,000 in grants were awarded to 35 schools. The CEF "Woo Hoo Patrol" celebration took place Tuesday as 113 grants were awarded to teachers and schools. Grant recipients received balloons, big checks, certificates and ribbons. Chandler Education Foundation - Cash for Classrooms website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer College Day at the Hill ICAN campusVisit Chief Hill Academy WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005966Chief Hill Academy - (2018-2019) Alma Bonillo, Dave Constance, Jen Chandler, Michelle Swope, and Kelly Castillo promote College Day at the Hill ICAN campus. Every other Thursday, they promote colleges and talk about the opportunities out there for students.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Hamilton Academic DecathlonVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005963Hamilton High - (2018-2019) The Hamilton High academic decathlon students are gearing up for an excellent year. Twenty-two members of the Husky AcDec team competed at Seton High School in a preliminary scrimmage. The results predict another strong year. Of 63 possible awards spanning seven subject areas, Hamilton decathletes won 41. This without the full team in attendance. The first comprehensive competition will take place at Hamilton High Friday and Saturday, November 16 - 17. Hamilton Academic Decathlon website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Hancock Elementary sixth gradersVisit Hancock Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005964Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Hancock Elementary sixth graders tested the movement of thermal energy in models they built of residential homes by taking thermal images with an iPad and digital temperature readings of their homes when placed over a heat source. Now, they will be challenged to reduce the loss of energy by improving their models with insulation.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Jacobson Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005996Jacobson Elementary - (2018-2019) At Jacobson, we CELEBRATE Superstar Students who come to school everyday! Coming to school each day is important. Learning spirals from day to day, week to week, and from year to year. Which means coming to school daily, is very important for each student. We need and want our students to be here so they can listen, think, create and celebrate everyday.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Reading buddy classesVisit Jacobson Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005998Jacobson Elementary - (2018-2019) Ms. Ireland's Investigators helped their kindergarten buddies with the Alpha Arch learning letters and their sounds. Each class is paired with a reading buddy class where the older students work with their younger peers to encourage a love of reading.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Knox Gifted Academy visit to Washington, D.C.Visit Knox Gifted Academy WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005970Knox Gifted Academy - (2018-2019) Staff from Knox Gifted Academy traveled to Washington D.C. during the week of November 5 to be recognized as a National U.S. Blue Ribbon School. Pictured: Allison Davis, Jennifer Nusbaum, Michael Buist, Deepa Iyer, and Principal Lynn Weed.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Danica Escalera, Samantha Santos, Nevaeh Valenica-Miller, Jalissa Cabral, Allison Padilla, Alina Amaya, Estrella Arellano and Ernestina Angulo TorresVisit Sanborn Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005981Sanborn Elementary - (2018-2019) Sanborn Elementary students Danica Escalera, Samantha Santos, Nevaeh Valenica-Miller, Jalissa Cabral, Allison Padilla, Alina Amaya, Estrella Arellano and Ernestina Angulo Torres attended and participated in the Hermanas Conference at Chandler-Gilbert Community College on November 9. The workshop is designed to increase the number of under-represented and female students choosing to go to college, inspiring them to pursue engineering and/or science education and to envision future careers in a technical field. CGCC Hermanas Conference Event website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005871Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Arizona College Preparatory National Hispanic Scholars, Nicole Carmiol, Evelyn Jimenez, Sierra LeVoy and Jonah Melo. The National Hispanic Recognition Program recognizes 5,000 academically outstanding high school students for their PSAT/NMSQT scores taken during their junior year. Thank you to the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program for recognizing the exceptional excellence in our students. National Hispanic Recognition Program 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Las Hermanas workshop at Chandler Gilbert Community CollegeVisit Basha Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005876Basha Elementary - (2018-2019) Basha counselor, Edie Lovell, and students attended the Hermanas Convention for Latina Girls sponsored by Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC). Basha Elementary School 6th grade girls participate in Las Hermanas workshop at CGCC. CGCC Hermanas Conference Event website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Chief Hill Academy WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005943Chief Hill Academy - (2018-2019) Our staff and students worked so hard 1st quarter, and the students earned 607 1/2 credits toward graduation!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Ms. GrayVisit Hancock Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006006Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulation to Ms. Gray who received a grant for new library books from the Chandler Education Foundation. This diversity book project was titled, We are all Different We are all the Same. Chandler Education Foundation - Cash for Classrooms website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Hancock 5th Grade TeamVisit Hancock Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006007Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulation to our 5th grade team for being awarded a grant from the Chandler Education Foundation. The grant will provide STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) materials and activities for our students at Science Camp. Chandler Education Foundation - Cash for Classrooms website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Technology teacher, Jamie DroegVisit Tarwater Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005985Tarwater Elementary - (2018-2019) Technology teacher, Jamie Droeg, is bringing 3-D printing to Tarwater! Mrs. Droeg was awarded a school-wide Chandler Education (CEF) Foundation Cash for Classrooms grant which will help fund the purchase of a MakerBot Mini 3-D printer. Mrs. Droeg is furthering her technology expertise by receiving certification through the MakerBot Certification Program. Well done, Mrs. Droeg! Chandler Education Foundation - Cash for Classrooms website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Kindergarten teacher, Jamie EzoltVisit Tarwater Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005986Tarwater Elementary - (2018-2019) Tarwater kindergarten teacher Jamie Ezolt has a new friend in Hollywood -- actor, Mark Duplass! Mark Duplass is one of several celebrities taking on Instagram's #10Featured Teachers Celebrity Challenge. Mrs. Ezolt explained to Duplass that her classroom is full of children eager to learn, yet providing relevant, hands-on STEM activities is a financial challenge. Duplass took on the challenge and now, Mrs. Ezolt is receiving packages full of much-needed supplies. Mrs. Ezolt sums up her kindergarten class' experiences with this: "They're (students) talking about it, they're building it, they're making it and they're learning on the trials and fails that come with it. " STEM is alive in Jamie Ezolt's kindergarten classroom! AZCentral.com - Chandler kindergarten teacher chosen in #10FeaturedTeachers celebrity challenge 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Tarwater teachers received four CEF Cash for Classrooms grantsVisit Tarwater Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005987Tarwater Elementary - (2018-2019) Tarwater teachers received four Chandler Education Foundation (CEF) Cash for Classrooms grants: Jamie Ezolt and Kim Johannsen for their We have a Mystery to Solve project; Anne Jones and Jim Chiang for their All Aboard! Bring on the STEAM! project; Ying Shao for her Chinese Language Olympics project; and 3rd Grade Team Nikole Bohn, Mike Wittreich, Mark Morris, Kailie Fisher, Grace, McCourt and Ying Shao for their Author's Tea project. Thank you, CEF, for helping us do great things for kids! Chandler Education Foundation - Cash for Classrooms website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Silver Apple AwardVisit Carlson Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005892Carlson Elementary - (2018-2019) Carlson Elementary fourth grade teacher, Julie Malizia, was awarded the Silver Apple from Channel 3 for her outstanding teaching. She also received a $500 check from the Arizona Dairy Council. A student in her class, Ava Parks, nominated her. AZFamily.com Silver Apple Award website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Frye Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005953Frye Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Frye 2nd grade teacher Mrs. Jilek-Reyes who won a 2018 Fiesta Bowl Wishes for Teachers grant for $5,000 to bring laptops and flexible seating to her classroom! Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Frye CEF Grant WinnersVisit Frye Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005954Frye Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Mr. Meyer, Mr. Millidge, Ms. Rinebarger, Mrs. Herrig and the 2nd Grade Team who were chosen for CEF (Chandler Education Foundation) grants! Chandler Education Foundation - Cash for Classrooms website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Frye Student LeadersVisit Frye Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005955Frye Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to these Frye student leaders were chosen for their fine examples of the 7 Habits. Leader in Me website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer CEF Woo Hoo PatrolVisit Carlson Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005891Carlson Elementary - (2018-2019) Mrs. Lynch's and Ms. Denardis' kindergarten classes received a visit from the Chandler Education Foundation (CEF) Woo Hoo Patrol awarding them over $700.00 to purchase science station/kit supplies. Chandler Education Foundation - Cash for Classrooms website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Randi BellVisit Haley Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005960Haley Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Haley Elementary teacher Randi Bell who received a $500 check for her grant application for flexible seating from the Chandler Education Foundation (CEF) Cash for Classrooms campaign. Chandler Education Foundation - Cash for Classrooms website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Veterans Day in Mrs. Bovard's classVisit Hancock Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006010Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Third grade teacher Mrs. Meghan Bovard welcomed her father, Sergeant Gregg Girard, who spoke to students about his time in the Vietnam War. Students gained an appreciation and understanding of Veterans Day.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Recipients of Chandler Education Foundation GrantsVisit Hull Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005967Hull Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Hull Elementary 1st, 2nd and 6th grade teachers, CATS teachers Mike Doutrich and Kierstin Yamashita, and Tech teacher Brenda Gerson who were all award recipients of Chandler Education Foundation Cash for Classrooms grants! Chandler Education Foundation - Cash for Classrooms website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Nikita BharatiVisit Basha High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005883Basha High - (2018-2019) Basha High honors science research student Nikita Bharati, under the direction of Michael McKelvy, won third place in the 2018 Algae Biomass Young Researcher Award for outstanding research in algae biology at the Algae Biomass Summit 2018 in Woodlands, Texas last month. To put this in context, the other winners in algae biology research were from Duke University (1st Place - a graduate student) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (2nd Place - a post-baccalaureate researcher). ABO Announces Six Winners Of The Young Algae Researcher Awards At The 2018 Algae Biomass Summit 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Netawn MarsoobianVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005912Chandler High - (2018-2019) Netawn Marsoobian, Chandler High School senior, will be recognized at the American Indian Excellence in Leadership Banquet as a recipient of the KJ Bowen Scholarship Award. Arizona American Indian Excellence in Leadership Awards website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer CHS math studentsVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005914Chandler High - (2018-2019) Chandler High math students won the Excellence in Mathematics Competition on Friday, November 2 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Poetry and Poster contestVisit Elite Performance Academy WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005952Elite Performance Academy - (2018-2019) Maci Evans, Jade Peregrinof and Emma Schultz, in Amy Hoffman's class at Elite Performance Academy, were among 28 students from CUSD honored in the Poetry and Poster contest at the Week Without Violence event on October 6 at the Mesa Community College Performing Arts Center.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer SquidsVisit Navarrete Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005971Navarrete Elementary - (2018-2019) Navarrete fourth graders worked on animal classification and dissected squids working to locate and name different parts.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Lindsie SpenglerVisit Payne Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005972Payne Junior High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Lindsie Spengler, Payne Junior High English teacher, who was recognized in AZCentral's Who's Next: 21 educators shaping Arizona's Next generation. AZCentral.com - Who's Next: 21 educators shaping Arizona's next generation 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Third grade English language studentsVisit Shumway Leadership Academy WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005983Shumway Leadership Academy - (2018-2019) Third grade English language students at Shumway Leadership Academy served as leaders for the Kindergarten English language development class to meet their goals in listening, speaking, and writing. They assisted in providing an authentic and messy hands on experience to further their understanding of adjectives, noun and prepositional phrases.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Fire safety and the role of emergency servicesVisit Shumway Leadership Academy WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005984Shumway Leadership Academy - (2018-2019) The Chandler Fire Department visited Shumway Leadership Academy preschool classes during community helper's week. The students learned about fire safety and the role of emergency services in our city.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer CTA Freedom's storybook pumpkin painting contest winnersVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005930Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus - (2018-2019) CTA Freedom held a storybook pumpkin painting contest. Winners: Best of fourth - Lexi Richtsteig and Makenzie Weatherford; Best of fifth - Sawyer Hauk; Best of sixth - Mia O'Campo; and Best Overall - Emma Kennedy. Great job, Falcons! Impressive creativity!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Mrs. Rachna Nath at Washington, D.C.Visit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006002Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2018-2019) Mrs. Rachna Nath, ACP-Erie science teacher, was selected to be part of the Research Teachers Conference in Washington D.C. This is a conference held by Society for Science and the Public who runs Intel ISEF, Regeneron Talent Search and other science events nationally. Groups of teachers nationally pool their ideas and resources at the conference. Mrs. Nath also got a chance to meet with Senator Jeff Flake's office and also with Arizona State Representative Andy Biggs to pitch the incredible work being done at CUSD and ACP Erie.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Accelerated Reader MillionairesVisit Bogle Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005884Bogle Junior High - (2018-2019) Accelerated Reader (AR) "millionaires" Arun Chebrolu, Harper Floyd, Nikasha Kapadia, Ava McPhail, Mara McPhail, Maxwell Porter, Ben Sywarungsamun and Nayeli Munoz Parra read more than one million words in AR in one quarter. Ava read more than two million!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Gabriella Stone, Moorea Neimeier, Annie Do, Aiden Vogt, Nikasha Kapadia, Claire Smith, Ty Stinson, Daniel Kwak, and Tyler NguyenVisit Bogle Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005888Bogle Junior High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Bogle students Gabriella Stone, Moorea Neimeier, Annie Do, Aiden Vogt, Nikasha Kapadia, Claire Smith, Ty Stinson, Daniel Kwak, and Tyler Nguyen who had perfect scores on last spring's ACT ASPIRE test.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Javan Ah QuinVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005909Chandler High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Javan Ah Quin, Chandler High senior and member of the varsity football team, who was awarded the Battle for Arizona Ave Service above Self Scholarship.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer AVID studentsVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005910Chandler High - (2018-2019) Chandler High AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) students hosted Parent Night and gave their families a taste of what the college prep program is all about through modeling college projects, tutorials, scholarship and FAFSA information, and more.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Andersen Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005869Andersen Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Andersen teacher Jessica Rudloff who was surprised Thursday, October 25 with a 2018 Fiesta Bowl Wishes for Teachers grant. Her wish is to purchase iPads for her classroom. Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Joycelyn CraftVisit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005872Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2018-2019) Congratulations to ACP Erie teacher Joycelyn Craft who was surprised Thursday, October 25 with a 2018 Fiesta Bowl Wishes for Teachers grant. Her wish is to purchase wish is to purchase a set of 30 CX calculators with charging stations and a Vernier CBR 2 (Calculator-Based Ranger ™) Sonic Motion detector. Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Carlson Elementary fifth grade engineersVisit Carlson Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005893Carlson Elementary - (2018-2019) Carlson Elementary fifth graders, under the guidance of volunteers from Sun Lakes Rotary Club and students from ASU, assembled a balloon motor and added to the chassis they built last week. Next, they will test their engines and make adjustments to see how far their car will go. (Materials donated by GM and SAE).  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Janice KouryVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005924Chandler High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Chandler High teacher Janice Koury who was surprised Thursday, October 25 with a 2018 Fiesta Bowl Wishes for Teachers grant. Her wish is to purchase wish is to purchase flexible seating and new worktables. Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Chandler Unified School District WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005944Chandler Unified School District - (2018-2019) Congratulations to eight CUSD teachers who were surprised Thursday, October 25 with 2018 Fiesta Bowl Wishes for Teachers grants. Chandler High Koury's wish is to purchase flexible seating and new worktables. Casteel High School: Cami Clausen's wish is to take her concert choir, invited to perform at Carnegie Hall, to New York City in April 2019. Arizona College Prep - Erie: Joycelyn Craft's wish is to purchase a set of 30 CX calculators with charging stations and a Vernier CBR 2 Motion detector. Frye Elementary: Kandace Jilek's wish is to create a comfortable and fun learning environment by purchasing flexible seating options for her class. Fulton Elementary: Sarah McGinnis' wish is to purchase tablets. Andersen Elementary: Jessica Rudloff's wish is to purchase iPads. Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary: Kym Vierthaler's wish is to provide field trips and guest speakers for the children. Weinberg Elementary: Nasreen Wahid's wish is to purchase iPads. Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Arizona Health and Physical Education State ConventionVisit Chandler Unified School District WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005945Chandler Unified School District - (2018-2019) Four CUSD Elementary physical eduation teachers, Kelly Saadi (Santan Elementary), Amanda Dannenfeldt (Jacobson Elementary), Jill Burnley (Galveston Elementary) and Jennifer Traficano (Tarwater Elementary), presented at the Arizona Health and Physical Education State Convention the week of October 22. Their session was titled  CUSD PE TEACHERS are OPEN to Fitness!   
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Sarah McGinnisVisit Fulton Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005958Fulton Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Fulton teacher Sarah McGinnis who was surprised Thursday, November 25 with a 2018 Fiesta Bowl Wishes for Teachers grant. Sarah's wish is to purchase tablets for use in her class.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Jill BurnleyVisit Galveston Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005959Galveston Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Galveston Elementary PE teacher Jill Burnley who was one of four CUSD teachers who presented at the Arizona Health and Physical Education State Convention during the week of October 22. Their session was titled "CUSD PE TEACHERS are OPEN to Fitness!"  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Mrs. VierthalerVisit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005965Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Hartford Sylvia Encinas teacher Kym Vierthaler who was surprised Thursday, October 25 with a 2018 Fiesta Bowl Wishes for Teachers grant. Mrs. Vierthaler's wish is to provide field trips and guest speakers for the children. Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Amanda DannenfeldtVisit Jacobson Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005968Jacobson Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Jacobson Elementary PE teacher Amanda Dannenfeldt who was one of four CUSD teachers who presented at the Arizona Health and Physical Education State Convention during the week of October 22. Their session was titled CUSD PE TEACHERS are OPEN to Fitness!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Kelly SaadiVisit Santan Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005982Santan Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Santan Elementary PE teacher Kelly Saadi who was one of four CUSD teachers who presented at the Arizona Health and Physical Education State Convention during the week of October 22. Their session was titled "CUSD PE TEACHERS are OPEN to Fitness!"  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Jennifer TraficanoVisit Tarwater Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005988Tarwater Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Tarwater Elementary PE teacher Jennifer Traficano who was one of four CUSD teachers who presented at the Arizona Health and Physical Education State Convention during the week of October 22. Their session was titled "CUSD PE TEACHERS are OPEN to Fitness!"  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Mrs. Zylstra (4th grade) and Mrs. Van De Beuken's (1st grade) classesVisit Weinberg Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005992Weinberg Elementary - (2018-2019) Students from Mrs. Zylstra (4th grade) and Mrs. Van De Beuken's (1st grade) classes had so much fun with their buddy classes! They did a STEM project to launch candy pumpkins using only popsicle sticks and rubber bands. Their ideas were very creative and successful!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005993Weinberg Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Weinberg Elementary teacher Nasreen Wahid who was one of four CUSD teachers who presented at the Arizona Health and Physical Education State Convention during the week of October 22. Their session was titled "CUSD PE TEACHERS are OPEN to Fitness!"  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Kindergarten Nursery Rhyme paradeVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Humphrey Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005935Chandler Traditional Academy - Humphrey Campus - (2018-2019) CTA Humphrey's annual "Kindergarten Nursery Rhyme" parade was a huge success!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Mrs. Strong teaching communityVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Humphrey Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005936Chandler Traditional Academy - Humphrey Campus - (2018-2019) Mrs. Strong teaches about the importance of community.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005864Hamilton High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Jolade Adebekun, Neil Bhardwaja, Michaela Chen, Alyssa Crawford, Samihan Dani, Jeena Davidson, Dheeti Deliwala, Jonathan Dwiyono, Ruby Gao, Chaelin Jung, Angela Kan, Mindy Long, Aatmik Mallya, Anna McCarson, Shivam Mohite, Jacob Nance, Deirdre Nelsen, Nicholas Ngo, Rohan Nishtala, Emma Pudoka, Gordon Robertson, Sanjana Sarkar, Sonakshi Sharma, Abigail Thornton, Gavin Vogt, Christian Vuand Grace Zhang who have been named Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Competition based off of their 2017 PSAT/NMSQT scores. Each year, About 1.6 million students in some 22,000 high schools enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) in October. Semifinalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% percent of the state's senior students. National Merit ® Scholarship Program 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Junior High Science Olympiad TeamVisit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005895Casteel High - (2018-2019) Four members of our Junior High Science Olympiad team competed at the first invitational of the season, held in Tucson on October 20. They won every event they competed in during the weekend. They brought home 13 ribbons including first place in Circuit Lab, Meteorology, and Road Scholar! It was a fantastic start to competition season, even though the whole team could not attend.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Mr. Ball's sixth grade studentsVisit Weinberg Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005989Weinberg Elementary - (2018-2019) Mr. Ball's 6th graders were given the challenge of building a geodesic dome using struts made from rolled-up newspaper and determining the strength-to-weight ratio of the resulting dome. They tested their design by stacking textbooks on their domes to see how much weight they could support.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Weinberg KindergartenVisit Weinberg Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005990Weinberg Elementary - (2018-2019) During the week of October 25, kindergarten celebrated the 50th day of school by dressing up in 50s style clothing. Thanks to our fabulous kindergarten team for putting this together. (Pictured left to right: Mrs. Perea, Mrs. Murphy, Miss Burrell, Ms. Willey and Mrs. Pingel.)  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Field trip to the Sonoran Desert MuseumVisit Weinberg Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005991Weinberg Elementary - (2018-2019) Weinberg 4th graders took a fun and educational field trip to the Sonoran Desert Museum.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Lifesaver Award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma SocietyVisit Fulton Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005957Fulton Elementary - (2018-2019) Fulton Elementary School received the Lifesaver Award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for supporting 10 families through our fundraising efforts. Fulton also received a Top Fundraising School Award, taking 4th place out of 568 other schools in the state! Way to go, Fulton students and families! Our efforts make a difference!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer A World In Motion STEM ProgramVisit Carlson Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005788Carlson Elementary - (2018-2019) A World In Motion STEM Program is pleased to partner with our 5th grade each Friday to plan, build, and test jet toy balloon cars. Volunteers from GM and ASU are on hand each Friday to assist and mentor our Carlson scientists. A World In Motion Website - SAE International 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Basha High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005866Basha High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Sophia Mirda, Aarjav Pandya and Alexander Skyriotis who have been named Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Competition based off of their 2017 PSAT/NMSQT scores. Each year, About 1.6 million students in some 22,000 high schools enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) in October. Semifinalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% percent of the state's senior students. National Merit ® Scholarship Program 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Travis AndersonVisit Bogle Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005857Bogle Junior High - (2018-2019) P.E. Teacher of the Year hails from Bogle! Arizona Health and Physical Education named Travis Anderson of Bogle Junior High the 2018 Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year. He will be honored at an awards dinner on October 23rd.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Michelle CapriottiVisit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005859Casteel High - (2018-2019) Casteel High special education teacher Michelle Capriotti has been selected for a national teaching fellowship from Understood.org. Over the next year, she'll collaborate with teachers across the country to create free tools and resources to support students with dyslexia, ADHD, autism and other learning differences.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005865Casteel High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Carleigh Kendall and Christian York who have been named Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Competition based off of their 2017 PSAT/NMSQT scores. Each year, About 1.6 million students in some 22,000 high schools enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) in October. Semifinalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% percent of the state's senior students. National Merit ® Scholarship Program 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005868Chandler High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Lydia Durrett, Kimberley Mar, Kale McFadden and Isha Paode who have been named Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Competition based off of their 2017 PSAT/NMSQT scores. Each year, About 1.6 million students in some 22,000 high schools enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) in October. Semifinalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% percent of the state's senior students. National Merit ® Scholarship Program 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Project CUREVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005827Chandler High - (2018-2019) IB (International Baccalaureate) students volunteered at Project C.U.R.E. in Tempe. They enjoyed the opportunity to learn about how this organization works to provide much-needed medical supplies around the world. Project C.U.R.E. website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Kathleen FerriVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Humphrey Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005862Chandler Traditional Academy - Humphrey Campus - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Kathleen Ferri, K-3 ED teacher at CTA Humphrey, who was selected as a KNIX Teacher of the Month.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Frank HendricsenVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005860Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2018-2019) Principal Dr. Frank Hendricesen was recognized at the Capitol over break for his NAESP (National Association of Elementary School Principals) National Distinguished Principal status.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Letter Grades AnnouncedVisit Chandler Unified School District WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005858Chandler Unified School District - (2018-2019) Arizona school letter grades were announced over fall break. Chandler Schools received 26 A's, 12 B's and 4 C's. Notably, Chandler Traditional Academy - Goodman, Tarwater Elementary and Weinberg Elementary jumped from a C to an A. Overall, 20 schools improved their letter grade from last year. Congratulations, students and staff!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Meg GianeselloVisit Chandler Unified School District WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005855Chandler Unified School District - (2018-2019) Meg Gianesello, retired CUSD Executive Director of Educational Programs, was named by the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) as the 2018 ACTE Region V Administrator of the Year. This award recognizes administrative CTE professionals at the school, district, county, state or federal level who have demonstrated leadership in ensuring teacher and student success and have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique and effective career and technical education programs. Meg retired in May of this year. ACTE Announces Arizona Retired Executive Director of Educational Programs as National Award Finalist 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer National Merit Scholarship SemifinalistsVisit Chandler Unified School District WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005856Chandler Unified School District - (2018-2019) CUSD had 42 National Merit semifinalists. We wish them luck in becoming National Merit Scholars. They are among 16,000 semifinalists nationwide out of more than 1.6 million students. In May, 7,500 finalists will be chosen to win the scholarship. Semifinalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% percent of the state's senior students. National Merit ® Scholarship Program 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Hancock Text SurgeryVisit Hancock Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005861Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Hancock's sixth graders in Hannah Burkardt's reading class became "doctors" for a day during text feature surgery. Luckily, every surgical team was successful! (Future doctors of America in training!)  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Knox National Blue Ribbon Award WinnerVisit Knox Gifted Academy WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005854Knox Gifted Academy - (2018-2019) Knox Gifted Academy was one of 349 schools nationwide (one of only 5 schools in Arizona) to be recognized as a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School. A group from the school will travel to Washington, D.C. in November to be honored at the Capitol. National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Awards website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Perry High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005867Perry High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Grant Williams, Casey Kim, Michael Jones and Marcus Behling who have been named Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Competition based off of their 2017 PSAT/NMSQT scores. Each year, About 1.6 million students in some 22,000 high schools enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) in October. Semifinalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% percent of the state's senior students. National Merit ® Scholarship Program 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Enoch Follett 4th Grader in Ms. Agostini's classVisit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005822Riggs Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Enoch Follett, 4th Grader in Ms. Agostini's class, Gilbert Citizen of the Month for October 2018.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer San Marcos Bears with PERFECT attendance in Quarter 1Visit San Marcos Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005828San Marcos Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to San Marcos Bears with PERFECT attendance in Quarter 1. Our San Marcos Perfect Attendance students celebrated their achievement with Bahama Bucks and a dance party!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer 4th Grade Bologna student Andrea Castro learning about saving water by participating in a magic trickVisit Bologna Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005763Bologna Elementary - (2018-2019) Our students enjoyed a visit from Gary the Hiker and his Desert Friends. They used magic to teach us about the water cycle and how to save water by changing some of our habits. We also learned about how to be responsible hikers, ground water, the water shed, and water purification.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Kameron Dawson, Andres Gonzalez-Bonillas, Alexis Correa, Omar Vargas, and Kale McFaddenVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005779Chandler High - (2018-2019) Kameron Dawson, Andres Gonzalez-Bonillas, Alexis Correa, Omar Vargas, and Kale McFadden scored in the top 2.5% among Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT test takers in our region and have been accepted into the National Hispanic Recognition Program.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Weinberg 5th and 6th Grade Students, CUSD Food ServicesVisit Weinberg Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005819Weinberg Elementary - (2018-2019) Weinberg's P.E. teacher, Tania Hermreck, coordinated nutrition lessons presented by CUSD Food Services for our 5th and 6th grade students. The classes learned about healthy eating and the 5-A-Day of Fruits and Vegetables plan.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Kindergarten studentsVisit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005799Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2018-2019) Hartford kindergartners had fun coding with their Ozobots.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Mrs. RabaraVisit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005803Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2018-2019) Hartford loves having Mrs. Rabara as our reading coach. She helps students and teachers.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Hartford studentsVisit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005804Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2018-2019) Many Hartford students were adopted by outside donors to receive a free Scholastic book each month.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Speech and DebateVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005795Hamilton High - (2018-2019) Hamilton Speech and Debate is an interscholastic competitive club. Speech involves presentations by one or two that are judged against similar styles of presentations by others in rounds of competition. Debate involves an individual or team of debaters presenting arguments to convince a judge that their side of a resolution is more valid. Hamilton hosted a tournament for novices (those with no prior experience in Speech and Debate) on September 22, and we had a stunning turn out of about 170 student competitors, as well as nearly 200 parents volunteering and judging!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Miss Thomas's 5th Grade ClassVisit Weinberg Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005818Weinberg Elementary - (2018-2019) To finish the quarter strong, Miss Thomas' class created board games that were tied to their book study of Frindle and in support of their lessons in ratios. The games created were then played on a game day earned through Fun Run fundraising efforts.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005761Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2018-2019) Each year, About 1.6 million students in some 22,000 high schools enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) in October. National Merit Semifinalists are designated on a state representational basis, contingent on the total number of entrants and in proportion to each state's percentage of the nation's high school graduating seniors. Semifinalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% percent of the state's senior students. We are very excited to announce that ACP has two National Merit Semifinalists! Congratulations to seniors Susan Martin and Michael Hawkins on being named. National Merit ® Scholarship Program 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Chelsea SneskoVisit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005846Casteel High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Casteel teacher Chelsea Snesko who was recognized as one of the top three Best High School Teachers in the East Valley Tribune's "Best of Chandler" awards!
    • Best High School Teacher: (Second place: Chelsea Snesko, Casteel.
    The Choice is Yours: Casteel High! 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Paula JonesVisit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005846Casteel High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Casteel teacher Paula Jones who was recognized as one of the top three Best High School Teachers in the East Valley Tribune's "Best of Chandler" awards!
    • Best High School Teacher: Third Place: Paula Jones, Casteel.
    The Choice is Yours: Casteel High! 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Isabella Adkins, John Funicello, Emily Gross, Emily Smith, Tressa Stevenson, Riley Whitt-Collins, and Emma WillesVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005775Chandler High - (2018-2019) Isabella Adkins, John Funicello, Emily Gross, Emily Smith, Tressa Stevenson, Riley Whitt-Collins, and Emma Willes have been named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Program.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer GardenVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Goodman Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005850Chandler Traditional Academy - Goodman Campus - (2018-2019) On a recent Saturday, CTA Goodman third grade students, families, and their teachers came armed with garden tools to help prepare the soil for fall planting. It took 45 minutes to weed, turn, add nutrients to, and level the soil. Many hands make light work. The students are very excited about this STEM project which compares and contrasts results from the outdoor garden with the hydroponic classroom gardens.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Jennifer PearceVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005846Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2018-2019) Congratulations to CTA Independence first grade teacher Jennifer Pearce who was recognized in the East Valley Tribune's "Best of Chandler" awards!
    • Best Elementary School Teacher: CTA-Independence, Jennifer Pearce, First Grade Teacher.
    The Choice is Yours: CTA Independence! 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Mexican Independence DayVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005848Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus - (2018-2019) CTA Liberty staff and students celebrated Mexican Independence Day with poem recitations about the Mexican flag, dancing La Raspa and playing a game called El Citron. Students had cake as a sweet treat after lunch.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer East Valley Tribune's "Best of Chandler."Visit Chandler Unified School District WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005846Chandler Unified School District - (2018-2019) Chandler Unified was lauded with the following recognitions in the East Valley Tribune's "Best of Chandler."
    • Best Public School District: Chandler Unified School District
    • Best Place to Work: Chandler Unified School District
    • Best Elementary School Teacher: CTA-Independence, Jennifer Pearce, First Grade Teacher. (Second place: Megan Maxwell, Haley; Third Place: Maria AguirreAcedo, Hartford Sylvia Encinas)
    • Best High School Teacher: Hamilton High School, Manny Palomarez. (Second place: Chelsea Snesko, Casteel; Third Place: Paula Jones, Casteel)
    • Best Mascot: Hamilton Huskies (Second place: Chandler Wolves; Third Place: Basha Bears)
    Chandler Unified School District: The Choice is Yours! 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Megan MaxwellVisit Haley Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005846Haley Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Haley teacher Megan Maxwell who was recognized as one of the top three Best Elementary Teachers in the East Valley Tribune's "Best of Chandler" awards!
    • Best Elementary School Teacher: Second place: Megan Maxwell, Haley Elementary.
    The Choice is Yours: Haley Elementary! 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005846Hamilton High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Hamilton teacher Manny Palomarez who was recognized in the East Valley Tribune's "Best of Chandler" awards!
    • Best High School Teacher: Hamilton High School, Manny Palomarez.
    The Choice is Yours: Hamilton High! 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Maria Aguirre-AcedoVisit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005846Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Hartford teacher Maria Aguirre-Acedo who was recognized as one of the top three Best Elementary Teachers in the East Valley Tribune's "Best of Chandler" awards!
    • Best Elementary School Teacher: Third Place: Maria Aguirre-Acedo, Hartford Sylvia Encinas.
    The Choice is Yours: Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary! 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Math SurgeryVisit Jacobson Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005851Jacobson Elementary - (2018-2019) Third graders at Jacobson Elementary performed surgery on arrays to better understand the distributive property of multiplication.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer VolunteersVisit Payne Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005852Payne Junior High - (2018-2019) Payne Junior High students volunteer at Carlson Elementary every Tuesday morning to tutor students in grades 3-6.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Weinberg Tech ClassVisit Weinberg Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005853Weinberg Elementary - (2018-2019) Weinberg Elementary students in Nasreen Wahid's technology class had a great time opening and seeing what the inside of computer looks like. Learning is so much more fun and meaningful when students can collaborate, experiment, test and examine things.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer The Cultural Fair Committee, teachers and staffVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005790Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2018-2019) CTA Independence staff, students and families celebrated their 3rd Annual Cultural Fair by enjoying student performances, viewing decorated hallways that displayed student work and research about various countries around the world, and building community as families enjoyed dinner together with many food truck options available. An amazing night for our community! 3rd Annual Cultural Fair Photo Album 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005762Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus - (2018-2019) Comment submitted: "Mrs. Tami Kaiser is an excellent teacher who truly goes above and beyond for each of her students!"  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Representative Weninger participating in Take Your Legislator to SchoolVisit Hancock Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005798Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) The staff at Hancock Elementary School would like to thank Representative Weninger for participating in Take Your Legislator to School on Monday, September 17th 2018. Representative Weninger visited several classrooms. He hosted a mock House committee meeting with students in Mrs. Villaorduna's 6th grade class, read Career Day aloud to Mrs. Lopez's Kindergarten class and talked with students about their future plans. Student council's favorite question for Representative Weninger was, "What's the weirdest law you've heard of in Arizona?"  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Basha Football Players reading to KindergartnersVisit Basha High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005841Basha High - (2018-2019) Basha High football players recently read to kindergartners at Patterson Elementary's "Kinder Bear Cub" reading day.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Ms. Amy Komitzky, CHS English and AVID TeacherVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005770Chandler High - (2018-2019) The Arizona Educational Foundation announced the five Ambassadors for Excellence and five semifinalists of the Arizona Teacher of the Year program Friday. Amy Komitzky Henning, Advanced Via Individual Determination (AVID) and English Language Arts Teacher at Chandler High School, was named as a semifinalist. She will be honored during the awards luncheon on October 25 at the Arizona Biltmore.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Kale McFadden, Kimberley Mar, Isha Paode, and Lydia DurretVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005771Chandler High - (2018-2019) Kale McFadden, Kimberley Mar, Isha Paode, and Lydia Durrett have been named Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Competition based off of their 2017 PSAT/NMSQT scores. Each year, About 1.6 million students in some 22,000 high schools enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) in October. Semifinalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% percent of the state's senior students.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Galveston kindergarten teacher Denise CastilloVisit Galveston Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005838Galveston Elementary - (2018-2019) Galveston kindergarten teacher Denise Castillo won a $500 Supply My Class APS Teacher Award from Arizona Public Service.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Hancock Space FarmingVisit Hancock Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005829Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Sixth graders in Mrs. Villaorduna's class are Space Farming! They are testing whether basil will grow without Earth's soil by growing a plant in a nutrient rich fluid - hydroponically - and with just water. The students used Perlite to stabilize the plants growing with just water as the material is lighter and could more easily be transported to outer space. They will compare their results to the basil they planted in a similar system with potting soil. Students were also challenged to calculate the amount of nutrient solution they needed to add to the water.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Basha Football Players reading to KindergartnersVisit Patterson Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005841Patterson Elementary - (2018-2019) Basha High football players recently read to kindergartners at Patterson Elementary's "Kinder Bear Cub" reading day.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer DonationsVisit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005840Willis Junior High - (2018-2019) Principal Jeff Delp arrived to school Monday, September 10th to find thousands of dollars worth of school supplies donated by Redemption Church. Their generosity has been a huge boost for our school's community resource room and will also allow us to support the needs of students at several feeder elementary schools.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Ryan Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005835Ryan Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Katie Herzberg who was named an 12 News A+ Teacher for September 2018. 12 News A+ Teacher: Katie Herzberg from Ryan Elementary 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Vinay RamanVisit Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005713Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus - (2018-2019) Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science and the Public announced the top 300 competitors in the eighth annual Broadcom MASTERS -- the nation's premier Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition for middle school students. ACP Oakland student Vinay Raman (now at Hamilton High) was one of the top 300 Masters. His eighth grade project was titled Effect of Chemical Dispersant Amount on the Difference of Interfacial Tension of Oil. Thirty of the 300 Broadcom MASTERS will be selected as finalists by a nationally ranked panel of scientists, engineers and educators on September 18, after which they will travel to Washington, DC to compete in a four-day STEM competition for more than $100,000 in awards and prizes. Finalists will participate in team challenges aimed at demonstrating mastery of 21st Century skills in each of the STEM areas, meet with government officials and showcase their projects for the public on October 20. 2018 Top 300 MASTERS 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Capri H. Gianna O., Sawyer H.Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005785Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus - (2018-2019) Fifth graders Capri H., Gianna O. and Sawyer H. present their poems as preschool audience members look on.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Holly HoogstraVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005769Chandler High - (2018-2019) Holly Hoogstra, CHS Junior, was in New York this week modeling a designer dress from Janay Deann Designs as part of New York for Fashion Week. Holly is an IB student with a 4.7 GPA and is involved in Yearbook and Academic Decathlon.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Chandler Unified School District outperform peers on AzMERIT resultsVisit Chandler Unified School District WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005722Chandler Unified School District - (2018-2019) Chandler Unified continues to outperform peers. AzMERIT results show Chandler students scored better than the state average in every grade level and subject area for the fourth straight year! The AzMERIT scores illustrate the hard work and dedication of Chandler Unified students, teachers and leaders.
    Chandler Unified students:
    • Outperformed the charter average of students passing the Mathematics test on average by 9 percentage points
    • Outperformed the state average of students passing the English Language Arts test on average by 15 percentage points
    • Outperformed the charter average of students passing the English Language Arts test on average by 6 percentage points
    • Outperformed the state average of students passing the Mathematics test on average by 17 percentage points
    • Since the inception of AzMERIT in 2015, CTA-Freedom has increased their overall proficiency by almost 10% and Weinberg has increased their overall proficiency by 9%
     
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Ben Bousquet of the Perry High CPU ClubVisit Perry High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005809Perry High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Ben Bousquet of the Perry High CPU Club who won 2nd place among high schoolers at the Great AZ Coding Competition.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005793Hamilton High - (2018-2019) Jessica Hogan, Senior English and AVID teacher, was chosen as the first Channel 12 A+ Teacher for the year, and was showcased on their morning show on Wednesday, September 5.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Yuto, winner of best-dressed first grader in the Enchanted Forest Book Fair costume contestVisit Jacobson Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005751Jacobson Elementary - (2018-2019) Little ones from all over the world come to Jacobson to learn academics as well as social and emotional skills in the public school system. Yuto, from Japan, was the winner for the best-dressed first grader in the Enchanted Forest Book Fair costume contest! Yuto is pictured with Mrs. Hoover, our library teacher (dressed like an elf) and Mrs. Wolf, our principal (dressed like a princess). Everyone was so proud of his wonderful dragon costume! He loved showing everyone how his wings actually flap!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005748Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2018-2019)   
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Ryan Book FairVisit Ryan Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005756Ryan Elementary - (2018-2019) Ryan Elementary parents, students and staff held a successful book fair, putting the equivalent of 2,700 books in our student's hands which will generate approximately 486,000 voluntary reading minutes!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer ACP-Erie INVENT TeamVisit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005712Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2018-2019) ACP-Erie INVENT team, under the direction of teacher Rachna Nath, is a group of 13 scholars, from sophomores to seniors, who are working on an Innovative idea as a part of a LEMELSON-MIT final grant application. This gives them a chance to qualify to go to MIT and be a part of EUREKAFEST 2019 next June. They have been able to reach out tech companies in the valley, corporations, and community members. They also presented their ideas to Superintendent Camille Casteel, Vice Mayor Rene Lopez and the Director of Economic Development Micah Miranda.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer The CHS World Language DepartmentVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005716Chandler High - (2018-2019) The Chandler High World Language department sent 30 students to Galveston and Harford Elementary schools to translate for parent teacher conferences. These students connected with their community and demonstrated how language has the power to connect humans!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Mrs. Courtney KempVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005717Chandler High - (2018-2019) Mrs. Courtney Kemp has been named the Arizona IB (International Baccalaureate) Schools Career Program Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Kemp works tirelessly to promote the IB Career Program, and her enthusiasm helps create a very inclusive, active learning environment. She teaches the core course for IB CP, Personal and Professional Skills, as well as IB Diploma Psychology.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Chandler High's Student CouncilVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005719Chandler High - (2018-2019) Chandler High's Student Council attended last week's Arizona Association of Student Councils (AASC) Spirit Conference at Mountain View High School as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for this year's theme Team up for Leadership. StuCo kicked off the year with other Arizona groups and learn new leadership techniques to bring back to CHS.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Third grade STEM Day at CTA HumphreyVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Humphrey Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005721Chandler Traditional Academy - Humphrey Campus - (2018-2019) Third grade STEM Day at CTA Humphrey was a success. Students participated in a two-hour simulation doing experiments and making catapults. Pictured: Principal Luke Hickey is catching marshmallows that third graders were launching. If he caught the marshmallow, students got to pick a prize from the bin. This simulation taught students about force.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Frye Elementary kindergarten studentsVisit Frye Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005723Frye Elementary - (2018-2019) Frye Elementary kindergarten students used the inquiry process to formulate questions on how bubbles moved differently when they came from a bubble machine or by a person blowing through a wand. It was followed up by a writing activity. The activity also was part of a celebration of the 25th day of kindergarten.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Kindergarten StudentsVisit Weinberg Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005759Weinberg Elementary - (2018-2019) The kindergartners at Weinberg are learning to code with Ozobots.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005711Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2018-2019) Congratulations ACP Erie 2017 graduate Trevor Booth. Trevor is attending the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU and wrote an article discussing ASU's football team that was picked up by Sports Illustrated. ASU Football: How good will Manny Wilkins be in 2018? 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Mrs. Klier's first grade classVisit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005726Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2018-2019) Mrs. Klier's first grade class is learning about parts of speech and how to write good sentences.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Thinking MapsVisit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005727Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2018-2019) Hartford Sylvia Encinas teachers continue to use Thinking Maps in their classrooms as a way to teach students how to organize their thinking.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Mrs. Humphrey and Mrs. Klier's first grade classesVisit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005728Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2018-2019) Mrs. Humphrey and Mrs. Klier's first grade classes are using Project Lead the Way to learn about animal adaptations.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Mrs. Hickey's roomVisit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005729Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2018-2019) Mrs. Hickey's kindergarten class uses data to track their growth.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Mrs. Lee's third gradersVisit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005731Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2018-2019) Mrs. Lee's third graders used technology to check their QR codes. STEM is fun!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Japanese University Exchange StudentsVisit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005732Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2018-2019) At Hartford, we love learning about another culture from our Japanese university exchange students.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Arizona League of Enforcement OfficersVisit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005733Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2018-2019) Arizona League of Enforcement Officers (AzLEOs) donated school supplies and backpacks to our school. Thank you, AzLEOs!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Central Kitchen and KindergartnersVisit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005734Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2018-2019) Hartford kindergartners learned how food gets to our school and onto their trays from the staff at Central Kitchen.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer KindergartnersVisit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005735Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2018-2019) Hartford kindergartners are using iPads to increase their reading fluency.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Miss Roberts' fifth grade classVisit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005736Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2018-2019) Miss Roberts' fifth grade class is setting short and long term goals. They are focused children who are reaching for the stars!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Journey 2025 strategic planVisit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005737Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2018-2019) The Hartford staff is working hard on their Journey 2025 strategic plan which focuses on Number Sense and Procedural Fluency. They are lifelong learners!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Mrs. WadeVisit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005739Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2018-2019) Mrs. Wade received a grant to purchase books for her classroom.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Valley of the Sun United Way and Mr. Cooper MortgageVisit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005740Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2018-2019) Thank you to Valley of the Sun United Way and Mr. Cooper Mortgage for adopting our school for back to school supplies!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Hartford Parent Center and ICANVisit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005742Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2018-2019) Through our partnership with ICAN (Improving Chandler Area Neighborhoods), we are able to offer a variety of parenting classes.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Supply My Class grants from APSVisit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005743Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2018-2019) Mrs. Barton and Ms. Foster both received $500 Supply My Class grants from Arizona Public Service (APS). Thank you, APS, for your support! Supply My Class APS Teacher Awards website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Mrs. Anguiano and parentsVisit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005745Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2018-2019) Mrs. Anguiano enjoys having coffee with the parents once a month to discuss school happenings.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Miss Trick's second grade classVisit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005747Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2018-2019) Miss Trick's second grade class loves having flexible seating in their room.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Space Explorers ClubVisit Jacobson Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005749Jacobson Elementary - (2018-2019) Space Explorers by the Numbers: We Rock!
    Students Enrolled: 472
    Northrop Grumman Engineers on campus: 19
    Parent volunteers on campus: 54
    If your student wants to participate but isn't enrolled, ask your teacher for a permission slip, it's not too late! If you're interested in volunteering for Space Explorers, please call the school office at (480) 883-4100 to be connected with the program coordinator.
     
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer IMAX Field TripVisit Jacobson Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005750Jacobson Elementary - (2018-2019) Thank you for your tax credit donations! Field trip season is officially underway! This week our 6th grade students watched Born to Be Wild/Deep Sea at the IMAX theater as part of a unit on science and history. Your tax credit donations are what makes additional learning like this possible. Click the link below to find out more or to make a tax credit donation today. Tax Credit website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer 6th Grade CATSVisit Ryan Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005754Ryan Elementary - (2018-2019) Ryan 6th grade CATS students used deductive reasoning and their microscope skills to determine an unknown substance.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer 4th Grade StudentsVisit Ryan Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005755Ryan Elementary - (2018-2019) Our 4th grade students completed a STEM activity in which they designed a garden for Ryan Elementary.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Arizona Cookie ProjectVisit Weinberg Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005758Weinberg Elementary - (2018-2019) Weinberg Elementary fourth grade students participated in the Arizona Cookie Project where they researched and marked the regions, mountains, rivers, and other prominent landmarks on their cookie.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005705Hamilton High - (2018-2019) Hamilton High English teacher Steve Munczek runs an after-school tutoring study room for all students, five days a week guaranteed, from 2:20-3:20. There is no cost, students can receive tutoring in English, Spanish, history, and some French, study, or take tests in a quiet educational environment. Click to find out more information: The Husky Room webpage 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005710Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2018-2019) Congratulations to the faculty, staff, and students of Arizona College Prep! ACP Erie was voted the #1 Best Public High School in Arizona by Stacker. Check out the link on MSN.com: Stacker: The best public high school in every state 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Chandler Online Academy's first-ever back-to-school nightVisit Chandler Online Academy WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005707Chandler Online Academy - (2018-2019) Chandler Online Academy had its first-ever back-to-school night for their fulltime online students. The event was held at Chief Hill Learning Academy and nearly 100 students attended. Everyone participated in a trivia competition, learned valuable information regarding online enrollment, met COA teachers, office staff, and received a student ID. Papa John's supported COA by donating pizza for the event. Chandler Online Academy has almost 150 full-time students and is currently providing online courses for more than 1,000 students within the district.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Chandler Unified School District WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005706Chandler Unified School District - (2018-2019) Board Member Nominated for Barbara Robey Lifetime Achievement Award: The Chandler Unified School District, with a lot of help from Chandler High band members on Thursday, August 23rd, nominated Annette Auxier for the Arizona School Boards Association's Barbara Robey Lifetime Achievement Award. The Chandler High band made a surprise visit to ASBA to make the announcement. Let's keep our fingers crossed for Annette!
     
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Jim Chiang, Tarwater DLI Mandarin kindergarten teacherVisit Tarwater Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005675Tarwater Elementary - (2018-2019) Jim Chiang, Tarwater's Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Mandarin kindergarten teacher, was chosen as a presenter for the ASU Confucius Institute's Professional Development Series. Jim will be leading a lecture and sharing his expertise as a successful, Dual Language Immersion educator. Tarwater is very fortunate to have Mr. Chiang, and we are proud to call him a Toro!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Larry's Letters from the ZooVisit Tarwater Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005677Tarwater Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to third grade teacher, Grace McCourt! Mrs. McCourt has authored and published Larry's Letters from the Zoo, a brilliantly written children's book about a zookeeper who builds an enclosure and then has to decide which animal will get to move in! Larry's Letters from the Zoo is illustrated by Mrs. McCourt's friend, Hayley Mayne. Tarwater staff and students are hoping for a sequel! The art of writing is alive and well at Tarwater Elementary. Larry's Letters From the Zoo Facebook page 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Liz Kuehn, parent volunteer, Intel employeeVisit Tarwater Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005678Tarwater Elementary - (2018-2019) Tarwater parent and Intel employee Liz Kuehn continues to provide opportunities for classroom instruction using the S.T.E.M process. Mrs. Kuehn heads up a powerhouse volunteer program providing resources and volunteers available to co-lead students in S.T.E.M. (Science Technology Engineering and Math) project activities. Classroom teachers have project bins full of supplies and detailed activities available to use throughout the school year. Mrs. Kuehn was also awarded an Intel grant which funded updates to our S.T.E.M. lab and various projects around our campus. Thank you, Liz Kuehn, for all you do at Tarwater!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Brigette BurgeVisit Basha High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005701Basha High - (2018-2019) Chandler Online Academy and Basha High teacher Brigette Burge was recently selected as one of the Arizona Diamondbacks Most Valuable Teachers for August (sponsored by Papa John's). She was nominated by former student Caitlin Personale. Brigette will receive 10 tickets and free parking to the August 24 game vs. the Seattle Mariners, special on-field pregame recognition, $1,000 grant for classroom supplies, and a Papa John's Pizza Party for the class. D-backs Most Valuable Teachers Award website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Cassandra SmithVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005681Chandler High - (2018-2019) Cassandra Smith, Chandler High senior, has been named an AP National Scholar for demonstrating exemplary college-level achievement by taking eight Advanced Placement exams and earning an average score of 4.5.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Brigette BurgeVisit Chandler Online Academy WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005700Chandler Online Academy - (2018-2019) Chandler Online Academy and Basha High teacher Brigette Burge was recently selected as one of the Arizona Diamondbacks Most Valuable Teachers for August (sponsored by Papa John's). She was nominated by former student Caitlin Personale. Brigette will receive 10 tickets and free parking to the August 24 game vs. the Seattle Mariners, special on-field pregame recognition, $1,000 grant for classroom supplies, and a Papa John's Pizza Party for the class. D-backs Most Valuable Teachers Award website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Ron Squillace, Cindy Hodge and Amber LugoVisit Conley Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005699Conley Elementary - (2018-2019) Ron Squillace, Cindy Hodge and Amber Lugo of Conley Elementary are pictured here participating in a Project Lead the Way training on Tuesday, learning how to build an inclined plane to save a tiger.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Mr. Ball's sixth grade studentsVisit Weinberg Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005672Weinberg Elementary - (2018-2019) Mr. Ball's sixth grade students engaged in a zipline challenge. They were required to transport a ping pong ball safely down a zip-line to the floor in 4 seconds or less. What a fun way to get students engaged in some collaborative and higher level thinking skills.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Mrs. Harpole's 3rd Grade ClassVisit Weinberg Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005673Weinberg Elementary - (2018-2019) In Mrs. Harpole's 3rd grade class, students engaged in a bubble activity to help them practice using adjectives to describe what they hear, see, feel, and smell.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Mrs. Mumme and Mrs. Haenchen at the Chandler Innovation FairVisit Hancock Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005687Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Hancock teachers Mrs. Mumme and Mrs. Haenchen learned about innovation and STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) at the Chandler Innovation Fair. Ask your kids, "What problems do you want to solve when you grow up?!?"  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Sophia SavoieVisit Weinberg Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005671Weinberg Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Sophia Savoie who won an Amazon gift card for placing third in a PBS Kids writing contest this summer.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Teachers from Japan visit AuxierVisit Auxier Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005698Auxier Elementary - (2018-2019) Auxier Elementary on Monday welcomed visiting teachers from Japan. They visited classrooms to see how an American school operates.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Judge AcetoVisit Basha Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005685Basha Elementary - (2018-2019) Basha Elementary 3rd grade classes invited Judge Aceto to come in and talk to the students about being a Judge on Friday, August 10th.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer IMPACT Scholars kickoff eventVisit Chandler Unified School District WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005694Chandler Unified School District - (2018-2019) Chandler Education Foundation's IMPACT Scholars kickoff event was a success. The district's new Director of Equity and Inclusion, Dr. Adama Sallu, facilitated the conversation.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Ms. Nahid's technology classesVisit Weinberg Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005669Weinberg Elementary - (2018-2019) Learning is so much more fun and meaningful when students can collaborate, experiment, test and examine things. Students had a great time opening and seeing what the inside of a computer looks like during technology class with Ms. Wahid.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Ms. Cook's class (yellow day), Ms. Rickels' class (blue day) and Mrs. Lopez's class (red day)Visit Hancock Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005686Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Students in our kindergarten classes celebrated "Color Days," practicing their colors and learning color words. Pictured: Ms. Cook's class (yellow day), Ms. Rickels' class (blue day) and Mrs. Lopez's class (red day).  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer /cms/lib/AZ01001175/Centricity/Domain/166/A005638-Basha_Jessica_Pfau_sm.jpgVisit Basha Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005638Basha Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Basha teacher Jessica Pfau who earned her Tech Teacher Certification this summer as a MakerBot (3D printer) instructor. Jessica Pfau; 3D Printing Instructor 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer CHS Link CrewVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005657Chandler High - (2018-2019) Chandler High Link Crew hosted an awesome Back to School Pool Party for freshmen.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Niche.com Rates CUSD the Top School District in Phoenix AreaVisit Chandler Unified School District WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005693Chandler Unified School District - (2018-2019) CUSD this month is ranked as the top school district in the Phoenix area by Niche.com. CUSD was also one of only three districts in the state to receive an overall "A" grade, based on academics, teachers, clubs and activities, diversity, college prep and health & safety. Additionally, all CUSD high schools earned an "A" grade and were ranked in the top 50 schools in Arizona. Furthermore, all 41 CUSD schools (that were graded) earned either an A+, A, A-, B+ or B grade, and 63% of those were an A+ or A. Wow! Note: Casteel High (with no senior class) was not graded.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Payne Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005690Payne Junior High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Payne Junior High teacher Dana Hansen who was selected as one of 220 science and math teachers from around the country to attend the Honeywell Educators at Space Academy in Huntsville, Alabama in June. She was also recently featured in the Queen Creek Independent. Queen Creek Independent article - Meet the Teacher: Dana Hansen orbits Honeywell Educators at Space Academy 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005691Willis Junior High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Willis Junior High eighth grader Sumaya Quitugua who won the Arizona Department of Health's "Must Stop Bullying" video competition.

    Arizona Department of Health Services - MustStopBullying.org website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005656Chandler High - (2018-2019) Chandler High Theatre Students won four National Youth Arts Awards and received ten additional nominations. Nominations: Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical: Desiree Mendoza as Sherrie Christian in Rock of Ages; Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Musical: Andru Moeller as Franz Klinemann in Rock of Ages; Faith Sterling as Anita Bath in Rock of Ages; Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Play: Ezra Glenn as Bloody Mary in The Bottom of the Lake; Outstanding Ensemble: Rock of Ages; Outstanding Costume Design: Diana Likes for Rock of Ages; Outstanding Lighting Design: Bill Lorentz for Rock of Ages; Outstanding Sound Design/Original Music: Jason Krull for The Bottom of the Lake; Outstanding Musical Direction: Lori Lyford for Rock of Ages; Outstanding Direction: Stephanie Likes for Rock of Ages. 2017 - 2018 Thirteenth Annual National Youth Arts Awards 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Elaina AshtonVisit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005636Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Elaina Ashton, ACP Erie junior, who was selected to take part in the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders on the University of Massachusetts campus. Way to represent ACP Erie and CUSD! SanTan Sun News: STEM-loving teen inspired by national conference 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer STEM and team buildingVisit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005760Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2018-2019) Hartford fourth graders experience fun and team building with STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math)!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Jaden Avila, Jade Mercado and Roma VelazcoVisit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005641Casteel High - (2018-2019) Congratulationst to Casteel 8th graders Jaden Avila, Jade Mercado, and Roma Velazco on their acceptance into the ASU Hispanic Mother Daughter Program. The Hispanic Mother-Daughter Program (HMDP) 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Chandler High FCCLA Early Childhood EducationVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005644Chandler High - (2018-2019) Chandler High Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Early Childhood Education competed at Nationals in Atlanta in June and won a Silver Medal for their Chapter in Review Portfolio. Stevie Garcia (Senior) and Valerie Valdez (Junior) chronicled the chapter's journey to educate youth in Chandler on the dangers of underage drinking and then led students in taking a pledge to wait with Own Up Arizona. Own Up Arizona website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Principal Connie Hull and Dean Josh CagleVisit Hancock Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005658Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Principal Connie Hull and Dean Josh Cagle welcomed our 2018-2019 students at Meet the Teacher.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Addi and Sammy HewittVisit Hancock Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005660Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Hancock Principal Connie Hull welcomes students on the first day of school! Students pictured: Addi and Sammy Hewitt.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Brynn and Hannah HarrisVisit Hancock Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005661Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Mrs. Hull greets new students to Hancock, Brynn and Hannah Harris.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer AP (Advanced Placement) ScholarsVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005655Chandler High - (2018-2019) Chandler High is proud of the 130 students who qualified as AP (Advanced Placement) Scholars for the 2017-18 school year. Although many AP Scholars graduated in May, some current Chandler AP Scholars are pictured.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Mrs. Rachna Nath, Honors Biology TeacherVisit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005635Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2018-2019) Congratulations to ACP Erie science teacher Rachna Nath who was named a Lemelson-MIT Excite Award winner and InvenTeam grant finalist. As one of a select group of educators from across the country, she participated in invention education learning opportunities on a 5-day all-expense paid trip to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in June, training to lead a year-long, open-ended invention project with students at ACP Erie. Rachna hopes to make the final application to attend EurekaFest in 2019 where she'll meet and be inspired by current InvenTeams -- teams of high school students, teachers and mentors that received grants of up to $10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems. Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam initiative website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005640Casteel High - (2018-2019) Casteel is proud to announce we have two National Hispanic Scholars! Samuel Perez and Isabela Lukes scored in the top 2.5% on the PSAT/NMSQT among all Hispanic and Latino test-takers in the region! The National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) was initiated in 1983 by the College Board to identify outstanding Hispanic high school students. Each year the NHRP identifies approximately 5,000 of the highest scoring Hispanic students in the nation who took the PSAT/NMSQT during their junior year. College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005664Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2017-2018) OUR GRADUATES:
    We are proud to report that ACP Erie 2017-18 graduates earned:
    • A whopping $30,202,750 in scholarships!
    • 3,692 hours of college credit (AP and Dual Credit), and
    • 5,286 hours of service learning
     
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Basha High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005665Basha High - (2017-2018) OUR GRADUATES:
    We are proud to report that Basha High 2017-18 graduates earned:
    • A whopping $23,898,869 in scholarships!
    • 4,541 hours of college credit (AP and Dual Credit), and
    • 19,561 hours of service learning
     
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005668Casteel High - (2017-2018) We are proud to report that during the 2017-18 school year, Casteel High students earned:
    • 1,708 hours of college credit (AP and Dual Credit), and
    • 10,366 hours of service learning
     
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005666Chandler High - (2017-2018) OUR GRADUATES:
    We are proud to report that Chandler High 2017-18 graduates earned:
    • A whopping $23,175,000 in scholarships!
    • 5,012 hours of college credit (AP and Dual Credit), and
    • 20,125 hours of service learning
     
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Chandler Unified School District WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005662Chandler Unified School District - (2017-2018) CUSD GRADUATES:
    We are proud to report that during the 2017-2018 school year, Chandler Unified School District graduates earned:
    • Over $136.4 million in scholarships!
    • 33,495 hours of college credit (AP and Dual Credit), and
    • 107,119 hours of service learning
     
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005663Hamilton High - (2017-2018) OUR GRADUATES:
    We are proud to report that Hamilton High 2017-18 graduates earned:
    • A whopping $36,294,225 in scholarships!
    • 9,642 hours of college credit (AP and Dual Credit), and
    • 25,057 hours of service learning
     
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Perry High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005667Perry High - (2017-2018) OUR GRADUATES:
    We are proud to report that Perry High 2017-18 graduates earned:
    • A whopping $22,917,846 in scholarships!
    • 8,900 hours of college credit (AP and Dual Credit), and
    • 15,381 hours of service learning
     
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005613Casteel High - (2017-2018) Student comment submitted: "[Thank you], Mr. Greg Krahn, for being an amazingly bombtastic teacher!"  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Ms. KomitzkyVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005615Chandler High - (2017-2018) Ms. Amy Komitzky Henning was named Chandler High's 2018 Teacher of the Year! Ms. Komitzky has been an educator for 24 years and currently teaches English and the Senior AVID Elective and leads a number of school committees. An AVID Senior stated, "Ms. Komitzky works with each individual student to become successful and thrive in life." As part of another nomination, a teacher wrote, "Ms. Komitzy is the teacher who, at graduation, gave her own shoes to a student who was struggling because she chose the wrong heels to walk in -- she's dedicated her heart, her soul, her life to our precious students." Her impact is great, and CHS is proud to nominate Ms. Amy Komitzky for Arizona Teacher of the Year.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Jadyn GordonVisit Chandler Online Academy WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005583Chandler Online Academy - (2017-2018) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Jadyn Gordon graduated with her high school diploma from Chandler Online Academy, and she was able to finish the Nursing program at EVIT (East Valley Institute of Technology) and earn her LNA (Licensed Nursing Assistant) diploma as well. She currently works at Banner Hospital in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and will continue to do so as she attends Arizona State University in the fall to pursue a major in Nursing and Health Innovation. Chandler Online Academy Seniors Highlights 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Aleckzandra AgustinVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005585Chandler High - (2017-2018) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Chandler High senior Aleckzandra Agustin is in the top 1% of her class. She was named the U.S. winner by the Goethe-Institut, was awarded their 2017 Award of Excellence and will be traveling to Germany this summer to attend a 3-week-long German language class either in Berlin or Bremen. Aleckzandra is also a Commended student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program, placing among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students (top 3%) who took the 2016 PSAT/NMSQT. Chandler High Seniors Highlights 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005586Chandler High - (2017-2018) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: We recognize Alexis Noguera of the Class of 2018 who continues the theme of Chandler High's tradition of excellence, committing to protect our country's freedom by enlisting in the Navy. Chandler High Seniors Highlights 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Aleyna MeeVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005587Chandler High - (2017-2018) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Chandler High senior Aleyna Mee has been recognized by the College Board as a National Hispanic Scholar. The National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) was initiated in 1983 by the College Board to identify outstanding Hispanic high school students. Each year the NHRP identifies approximately 5,000 of the highest scoring Hispanic students in the nation who took the PSAT/NMSQT during their junior year. Aleyna is also a Commended student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program, placing among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students (top 3%) who took the 2016 PSAT/NMSQT. Chandler High Seniors Highlights 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Zaire ChestVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005608Chandler High - (2017-2018) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Chandler High senior Zaire Chest is the Division I Women's State Champion in 4X400 Relay. Chandler High Seniors Highlights 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Trevor NewmanVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005607Chandler High - (2017-2018) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: We recognize Trevor Newman of the Class of 2018 who continues the theme of Chandler High's tradition of excellence, committing to protect our country's freedom by enlisting in the Coast Guard. Chandler High Seniors Highlights 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Terry YangVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005605Chandler High - (2017-2018) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Chandler High senior Terry Yang is the Division I individual State champion in Boy's Swimming for 200 Freestyle. Terry signed a letter of intent to swim at the collegiate level. Chandler High Seniors Highlights 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Ta'Mir WatersVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005604Chandler High - (2017-2018) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Chandler High senior Ta'Mir Waters is the Division I State champion in Men's 400 meters and 4 x 400 meters. Chandler High Seniors Highlights 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Shelby BellahVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005596Chandler High - (2017-2018) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Senior Shelby Bellah was a member of Chandler High's Future Farmers of America (FFA) Agricultural Business Team, winning first place at the State competition. Chandler High Seniors Highlights 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Selena RehderVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005595Chandler High - (2017-2018) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Selena Rehder was a member of Chandler High's Future Farmers of America (FFA) Agricultural Business Team, winning first place at the State competition. Selena also took Gold at the Arizona FCCLA competition and will represent Arizona at the FCCLA National Competition in Atlanta, Georgia. Chandler High Seniors Highlights 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Sang HuynhVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005612Chandler High - (2017-2018) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Senior Sang Huynh is graduating in the top 1% of the Chandler High Class of 2018. Chandler High Seniors Highlights 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Samantha PondsVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005603Chandler High - (2017-2018) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Chandler High senior Samantha Ponds is the Division I Women's State Champion in discus. Chandler High Seniors Highlights 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Richard TorresVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005602Chandler High - (2017-2018) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: We recognize Richard Torres of the Class of 2018 who continues the theme of Chandler High's tradition of excellence, committing to protect our country's freedom by enlisting in the Marine Corps. Chandler High Seniors Highlights 
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