Honors, Awards and Special Programs
Auxier Elementary - (2018-2019) Exemplary Principal: Congratulations to Principal Tony Smith who was surprised on May 2 with the news that he was named a 2019 Exemplary Principal by the Maricopa County School Superintendent's office. His staff pulled him outside with the ruse that there was snake needing to be chased away. Click here to watch the Facebook video.
Auxier Elementary - (2018-2019) Auxier Elementary earmed the "Lighthouse" school status. The Leader in Me Lighthouse certification is a highly regarded recognition for outstanding achievement. Lighthouse Certification is evidence that Auxier has produced outstanding results in school and student outcomes, by implementing the Leader in process with fidelity and excellence. It is also evidence of the extraordinary impact that the school is having on staff, students, parents, and the community.
Auxier Elementary - (2018-2019) Auxier Elementary Principal Tony Smith was selected as a semifinalist for the Maricopa County Exemplary Principal award by the Maricopa County Education Service Agency. The winner will be announced this spring.
Auxier Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to the Auxier VEX Robotics team sponsored by Curt Landon, winner of the Vex IQ Next Level Robotics Competition at the 2019 Chandler Innovation Fair. CIF 2019 Award Winners
Auxier 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.
Auxier Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations, Auxier Elementary staff and families, for meeting our school fundraising goal! Students and staff slimed Principal Tony Smith for meeting the goal.
Auxier Elementary - (2018-2019) Auxier Elementary on Monday welcomed visiting teachers from Japan. They visited classrooms to see how an American school operates.
Auxier Elementary - (2017-2018) Auxier Elementary was recognized as a Project Lead the Way (PLTW ) Distinguished School. There were only three schools recognized as such in Arizona and CUSD has two of them! The PLTW recognition program is designed to honor district and schools committed to increasing student access, engagement and achievement in their PLTW programs. PLTW Distinguished Districts/Schools 2017-18 for Arizona
Auxier Elementary - (2017-2018) Congratulations to 6th Grade award winners Eleanor Andersen and Ashton Palmer who won 3rd Place in Engineering at the 2018 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Does the angle of the ping pong catapult affect the distance of where it lands?. HISEF 2018 Award Winners
Auxier Elementary - (2017-2018) Our Auxier Student Council is all about service. In addition to helping our immediate community (Toy drive, food drive, etc.), we also go to Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) every year so that the kids can see the impact that they can make around the world. FMSC is great because students can see instantly who and how many children they helped feed. This year our packed meals will feed 111 kids in Jamaica. Feed My Starving Children website
Auxier Elementary - (2017-2018) Congratulations to Auxier teacher Carolyn McCleary, one of nine CUSD teachers who recently earned their National Board Certification (NBC). The process was rigorous but worthwhile for these teachers. National Board Certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards website
Auxier Elementary - (2017-2018) Congratulations to our 23 Auxier teachers who were awarded over $5,000 in grant money from the Chandler Education Foundation (CEF). Projects include technology for Auxier News, reading resources, learning with butterflies materials, and musical instruments. Way to go, Auxier Teachers!
Auxier Elementary - (2017-2018) Our Auxier Aviators remembered the events of September 11th with a moving tribute and remembrance.� Our student leaders shared their thoughts, words, and songs to remember this important day in our history. September 11th Remembrance Slideshow
Auxier Elementary - (2017-2018) Auxier Elementary showed its appreciation for Veterans with their second annual Veterans Day Ceremony. Over 80 Veterans were present, including Pearl Harbor survivor Jack Holder.
Students worked hard on essays and artwork, all dedicated to saying thank you to those who have served. Veterans Day Video and Slideshow
Auxier Elementary - (2017-2018) Auxier Elementary is proud to be a Leader In Me school, developing a culture of leadership and 21st Century skills following Stephen Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Successful People. Visit our Leader In Me web page for more information. Leader in Me website
Auxier Elementary - (2017-2018) Auxier Elementary is a Project Lead the Way school. Our students excel in STEM subjects through project-based learning and hands-on activities in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. Visit our Project Lead The Way web page for a description of this innovative program at Auxier. Project Lead the Way website
Auxier Elementary - (2017-2018) Students from Mrs. Sands' second grade class participated in an "informance" with a Thanksgiving theme. Students sang, danced and played instruments. Parents were invited to participate in an activity as well.
Auxier Elementary - (2017-2018) Auxier students from both cadet and senior choirs attended the Arizona Coyotes 4th Annual Sing for Santa program. Many choirs from the valley attended this event. We sang the national anthem and sang popular holiday songs after the first and second periods. Each singer received a T-shirt and hat. We sang the Coyotes to a victory over the New Jersey team!
Auxier Elementary - (2017-2018) Auxier participated in Hour of Code in technology class and library class. Students explored activities in Code.org, Scratch, and Tynker to build computer science skills in computational thinking and problems solving. Altogether, students in all grades wrote over 100,000 lines of code! Auxier Technology Homepage
Auxier Elementary - (2017-2018) Parent comment: "...it is evident that all staff genuinely care about the success of all the students." -- Becca, Auxier Parent
Auxier Elementary - (2017-2018) Parent comment: "She came home today and gushed about how much she loves school now. Warms my heart to hear that." -- Brian and Marcy, Auxier Parents
Auxier Elementary - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Auxier 5th grade student Joshua Corbin who was the Bronze Medal Winner at both the 2017 Junior International Cup Championships and the 2017 Ozawa Cup international karate tournaments held in Las Vegas, Nevada in April.
Auxier Elementary - (2015-2016) Reed Shepherd, Kirsten Dupree, and Tayla Palacio were recently honored at a Queen Creek Town Council meeting for being outstanding students.
Auxier Elementary - (2015-2016) Auxier CSL Cheerleaders won #1 cheer!