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    VEX Robotics Club Champs
    Congratulations to Stavros Tsangaris, Trower Parker and Jason Luo of Fulton's Phantom Phoenix VEX Robotics Club who triumphed at the robotics tournament at the Maricopa Institute of Technology on January 11. They emerged as the Teamwork Champions! Their success has qualified them to compete at the 2020 Arizona VEX IQ Elementary School State Championship in February. VEX Robotics Club Photo Album
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    CHS Math Club
    Chandler High Math Club students competed in the MathLeague Competition in Laveen, and placed in the top 3 for their grade level: Senior Kenneth Applegate - 2nd place overall; Junior Aryan Mathur - 1st place overall; Junior Katarina Fenner - 3rd place overall.
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    Math-Science Field Day
    Thirteen Wolves competed in Scottsdale Community College's annual Math/Science Field Day. Congratulations to Katarina Fenner (highest overall score from Chandler High in the math competition), Autumn Towne (1st place in the Pre-Calculus competition), and Grace Combe (3rd place in the Pre-Calculus competition).
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    3rd Grade Geologists
    Third graders at Frye became geologist and studied minerals. They had to do a streak test to find the hardness of each mineral.
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    Kerry Kester
    Congratulations to Hartford Sylvia Encinas Technology Teacher Kerry Kester who recieved a $2,500 STEM grant from the Phoenix Suns and APS. She was honored during a Phoenix Suns game and has already used the grant money to purchase Bee Bots to use with her kindergarten and 1st grade students. APS/Phoenix Suns Stem Grant - Photo Album
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    Hartford TOP Classes Family Showcase
    Families were invited to the Hartford TOP (Talent + Opportunity = Promise) classes' showcase in December to see some of the Project Based Learning taking place in our TOP classes. Hartford TOP Classes Family Showcase - Photo Album
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    Rachna Nath
    Congratulations to ACP's own Rachna Nath, one of only two winners selected from North America in the Turnitin 2019 Global Innovation Awards. The Global Innovation Awards recognize institutions and educators who help students everywhere to do their best, original work. This year's global and regional winners have worked tirelessly to champion authentic learning, enhance assessment practices, help students to achieve learning objectives, and support institutional strategy. Turnitin Global Innovations Awards website
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    Congratulations to the ACP Knights Math Team on taking the 2nd Place Sweepstakes award in December's Mathleague Competiton. The following members were individual winners as well: Freshman - Alex Kroumov in 3rd place; Stevie Ortiz in 2nd place; and Dean Brasen in 1st place. Sophomore: Blake Enwiller finished in 3rd place. Seniors: Michelle Yao, took 3rd and Taman Truong finished in first place.
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    Emma Francisco
    Emma Francisco, 11th grader at ACP Erie, is one of six winners of the 2019-20 Girls Rule Foundation Brilliant, Beautiful & Bold (BBB) Role Model Award. The BBB Role Model Awards & Mentoring Program is a special way that the Girls Rule Foundation celebrates and acknowledges girls who embody their principles of leadership and compassion. The six winners will receive $1,000 from the Laura Anderson Scholarship Fund to further their dreams, leadership mentoring from the Girls Rule Foundation, and many additional extraordinary opportunities throughout the year -- including being the face of Girls Rule for one year. Girls Rule Foundation website
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    Christian Hernandez and Daisy Hernandez
    Every semester, Chandler High celebrates students who have earned positive referrals for hard work, positive character, caring actions, and more. Congratulations to Christian Hernandez (12th) and Daisy Hernandez (10th), the Fall 2019 winners of laptops after having their names drawn from the 100 names submitted this fall.
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    Kim Sanford
    Congratulations to Kim Sanford of Santan Elementary who achieved National Board Certification in December 2019. The process to earn this advanced certification beyond the Arizona state requirements is rigorous and long. Kim was required to write over 40 pages to show evidence of her teaching and take multiple assessments. She is one of four Chandler teachers to attain this certification this year. Thank you, Kim Sanford, for your dedication to your students and Santan!
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    Back to School
    Basha staff jumped into 3rd quarter learning about how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) affect the brain, and how we can help support our students. Back to School for 3rd Quarter Photo Album
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    Sebastian Williams and Alexis Muro
    Congratulations to our Sanborn school spelling bee top spellers: Sebastian Williams (champion) and Alexis Muro (runner-up).
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    Danielle Harris and Torie Brown
    Congratulations to Sanborn Special Education Department Chair Danielle Harris and Dean of Students Torie Brown who graduated in December from NAU and ASU respectively with masters degrees in Educational Leadership.
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    Characters with Moving Parts
    End of the quarter means 6th grade challenge presentations! Their task in December was to create a character and give it three moving parts. 6th Grade Challenge Photo Album
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    Jet Cars
    The 5th graders at Carlson Elementary worked all quarter long designing and engineering a jet toy car. They partnered with engineers from SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) and volunteers from the Sun Lakes Rotary on this program. This hands-on learning allowed students to learn many concepts about force and motion as they made adjustments in their car's design. The project culminated with a race to see whose design traveled the farthest.
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    Ellie Villalpando
    Congratulations to Riggs 3rd grader Ellie Villalpando who was named Gilbert Citizen of the Month for December 2019!
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    Congratulations to Allison B., Kevin S., Aileth P. and Gabriel C., our kindergarten SPARK Students of the 2nd quarter!
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    Congratulations to Edgar H., Cati B. and Iker T.,our 1st grade SPARK Students of the 2nd quarter!
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    Congratulations to Jaxon B., Sabrina G. and Kayla F., our 2nd grade SPARK Students of the 2nd quarter!
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    Congratulations to Ava P., Nyah T., Janina W. and Chrisopher R., our 3rd grade SPARK Students of the 2nd quarter!
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    Congratulations to Rance S., Noella H., Joshua F., Douglas B. and Carel G., our 4th grade SPARK Students of the 2nd quarter!
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    Congratulations to Jaxon G., Sergio C., Chloe S. and Angie F., our 5th grade SPARK Students of the 2nd quarter!
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    Congratulations to Minelva M., Naydean G. and Kydel S., our 6th grade SPARK Students of the 2nd quarter!
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    Principal of the Day
    Congratulations to Shakuru who was the Principal of the day in December! He did a great job doing classroom observations!
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    Tower Garden
    EPA science students are excited about the new Tower Garden! Thank you, Mrs. Barker, for helping to set it up!
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    Jessica Pfau
    Congratulations to Jessica Pfau, Technology Integration Specialist at Basha Elementary, who was recognized by the Sun Lakes Rotary as their November Teacher Of the Month! Thank you, Jessica, for all you do for staff and students!
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    Character Counts Winners
    Congratulations to our K-6 Character Counts winners who were recognized in December.
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    4th Grade Team
    Congratulations to our 4th grade team for winning a Target Grant award in December.
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    Market Days
    Chandler High School DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) hosted Market Days and showed off their entrepreneurial skills by selling products they created, including decals, slides, windbreakers, sweatpants, shirts, snacks, and more. Market Days Photo Album
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    Freshman Cram Session
    The Chandler High School Link Crew hosted a Freshman ONLY Final Exam Cram Session after school to help prepare freshmen for their first high school final exams. We had 245 freshmen attend the event!
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    JETS Spotlight Recipients
    Congratulations to our JETS Spotlight recipients: students who are positive, honest and helpful! JETS Spotlight Recipients - Photo Album
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    Hour of Code
    Our Hour of Code Week has come to an end! This time spent on coding, playing with new tools, and collaborating across grade levels has creating a spark of interest in many of our students that will last a lifetime. We can't wait to see what they do next with all of their new knowledge! Hour of Code Photo Album
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    Mentors
    Our amazing fifth graders acted as mentors all week for their second grade buddy class.
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    Making Salad
    Ms. Logan's 3rd grade class celebrated their first vegetable garden harvest by making a green salad. Students prepared the salad from garden to table and discovered how rewarding growing vegetables can be. Garden Harvest and Making Salad Photo Album
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    Anthony
    Congratulations to Anthony for showing SPARK and earning Principal of the Day!
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    Mia
    Our STUCO President, Mia, ready for the Advisory Meeting with Dr. Casteel at Central Kitchen!
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    Cristian and Dylan
    Congratulations to our 2019 schoool Spelling Bee Winner, Cristian and our runner up, Dylan!
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    Fudge
    Robin Flyte's classes reviewed the chemistry of solutions by making supersaturated homogeneous solutions (AKA, "fudge") for the holidays.
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    Barnes and Noble Book Fair
    CTA Independence held its inaugural Barnes and Noble Book Fair. Hawk Harmony (choir) sang beautiful songs and student council members wrapped presents for donations. The evening concluded with the reading of The Polar Express by Principal Dr. Frank Hendricsen.
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    Mayor Kevin Hartke
    City of Chandler Mayor, Kevin Hartke visited Hamilton High School to talk to International students and Hamilton Ambassadors regarding the City welcoming the exchange students to Arizona.
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    Crayola Experience
    Second grade students from Hull Elementary had a great time at the Crayola Experience at Chandler Mall. It provided a culminating activity to their lessons in solids and liquids.
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    Native American tribe homes
    Hull Elementary students in Natalie Viera's fourth grade classrooms took their knowledge on various Native American tribes and create homes that would be appropriate for each taking into account climate and natural resources from their assigned U.S. region.
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    Robotics Club
    Our Lego Lions Robotics Club competed in the First Lego League Robotics Competition at ASU Polytechnic campus in December.
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    Afternoon of Science Experiments
    Jennifer Holden's 5th Grade class partnered with their Kindergarten buddy class for an afternoon of science experiments. The Arizona Science Center came out to conduct experiments, including extracting DNA from a strawberry.
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    Spelling Bee Winner and Runner Up
    San Marcos 5th and 6th Graders competed in the 2019 Spelling Bee. Teachers were impressed by all students, but ultimately 6th grader Sayra took 1st place and 5th grader Derion took 2nd place. Congratulations to all who participated.
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    Juliette Covitz
    Juliette Covitz has been selected as one of the five Arizona nominees for the 2019-2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education (CTE). Juliette was selected by a review team consisting of CTE Stakeholders based on evidence of academic rigor, technical competence, professional employability skills, ingenuity and creativity.
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    Biosphere 2 Field Trip
    Every year the 6th graders take a yearly trip to Biosphere 2. Part of what they learn about is the integration of various earth systems and how changes to these systems cause widespread changes to the planet as a whole because of their interconnectedness. 6th graders spend the three days as citizen scientists and learning about being stewards of the earth and making decisions that are environmentally conscious.
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    Class Pangolin
    This impactful 5th grader decided to adopt a class pangolin for her birthday this year -- another great example of thinking of our global community and being an empathetic role model.
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    Author Visit
    Authors Amy Dominy and Nate Evans stopped by to visit with Hull Elementary students to create a story and illustration.
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