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Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A010343 Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus (2021-2022)
CEF Fundraising Campaign
Thank you to CTA Independence Staff and Families who raised over $15,000 in online and cash donations during our Cash for Classrooms Campaign (CEF)!
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Visit Casteel High Website Report a Problem with Item A010327 Casteel High (2021-2022)
Lance Corporal Ian Nieder
Casteel High School 2020 graduate Lance Corporal Ian Nieder completed United States Marine basic training camp and finished #1 in his class of 430 enlistees.
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Visit Casteel High Website Report a Problem with Item A010331 Casteel High (2021-2022)
Unified Sports Opening Game
Casteel High School's Unified football team, coached by Beth Krohmer, brought home a win for their opening game of the season. The cheer team, coached by Michelle Capriotti, kept the crowd on their feet!
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Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A010328 Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus (2021-2022)
Drive-By ABC Parade
CTA Freedom's kindergarten students celebrated learning all their letters with a drive-by ABC parade! Students chose a letter and decorated their vest with items that began with that letter. Parents drove through the parade to see their hard work and celebrate our kindergarteners for learning their ABCs!
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Visit Hamilton High Website Report a Problem with Item A010329 Hamilton High (2021-2022)
Kyle Dumont
Hamilton High school junior Kyle Dumont participated in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show over the summer. He qualified as a Junior Handler by winning a total of 9 best juniors last year and went up against very tough competition successfully.
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Visit Hull Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010330 Hull Elementary (2021-2022)
Favorite Community Helpers Dress-Up
Hull Elementary first graders dressed up as their favorite community helpers last week! Sebastian Pagano dressed up as principal Josh Cagle. Look out, CUSD! We've got a great future ahead!
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Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010357 Andersen Elementary (2021-2022)
Commemorating Patriot Day
Pictured from Andersen Elementary's commemoration of Patriot Day 2021. Patriot Day at Andersen Elementary photo album
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Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010358 Basha Elementary (2021-2022)
Commemorating Patriot Day
Pictured from Basha Elementary's commemoration of Patriot Day 2021.
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Visit Basha High Website Report a Problem with Item A010349 Basha High (2021-2022)
Patriot Day Commemoration
Basha High School commemorated Patriot Day September 2021. Commemorating Patriot Day at Basha High - September 2021 Photo Album
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Visit Bologna Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010359 Bologna Elementary (2021-2022)
Commemorating Patriot Day
Pictured from Bologna Elementary's commemoration of Patriot Day 2021.
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Visit Carlson Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010350 Carlson Elementary (2021-2022)
Patriot Day Commemoration
Carlson Elementary held a vigil/ceremony on the basketball courts to honor the fallen on 9/11 and our first responders. Mayor Hartke, Chandler Fire and Police were represented at the event. Students had flags and sang songs, and a poem was read by a 6th grader. Commemorating Patriot Day at Carlson - September 2021 Photo Album
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Visit Casteel High Website Report a Problem with Item A010360 Casteel High (2021-2022)
Commemorating Patriot Day
Pictured from Casteel High's commemoration of Patriot Day 2021.
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Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Humphrey Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A010351 Chandler Traditional Academy - Humphrey Campus (2021-2022)
Patriot Day Commemoration
CTA Humphrey 2nd graders wore ribbons in honor of Patriot Day, September 2021.
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Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A010355 Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus (2021-2022)
Commemorating Patriot Day
Pictured is CTA Liberty's commemoration of Patriot Day 2021. Commemorating Patriot Day at CTA Liberty photo ablum
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Visit Chandler Unified School District Website Report a Problem with Item A010364 Chandler Unified School District (2021-2022)
CUSD Commemorates Patriot Day
CUSD schools commemorated Patriot Day September 2021 with a variety of activities to help students learn about one of our country's worst tragedies. Many schools welcomed and recognized first responders to be a part of the events. More pictures are also featured on the CUSD Facebook page or here:  CUSD Commemorates Patriot Day 2021 photo album
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Visit Hull Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010361 Hull Elementary (2021-2022)
Commemorating Patriot Day
Pictured from Hull Elementary's commemoration of Patriot Day 2021.
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Visit Perry High Website Report a Problem with Item A010362 Perry High (2021-2022)
Commemorating Patriot Day
Pictured from Perry High's commemoration of Patriot Day 2021.
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Visit Rice Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010354 Rice Elementary (2021-2022)
Commemorating Patriot Day
As part of Rice Elementary's commemoration of Patriot Day, Mr. and Mrs. Partridge, grandparents of 6th grade student Katie Andersen, shared their personal experiences as they helped with the rescue operations after 9/11. Also pictured is our 9/11 Wall of Honor recognizing family members who are first responders or serve in the military. Commemorating Patriot Day at Rice Elementary photo ablum
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Visit Ryan Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010363 Ryan Elementary (2021-2022)
Commemorating Patriot Day
Pictured from Ryan Elementary's commemoration of Patriot Day 2021.
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Visit Tarwater Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010356 Tarwater Elementary (2021-2022)
Commemorating Patriot Day
At Tarwater's commemoration of Patriot Day 2021, 2nd graders sang patriotic songs and led our school in the Pledge of Allegiance. Commemorating Patriot Day at Tarwater Elementary photo ablum
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Visit Weinberg Gifted Academy Website Report a Problem with Item A010348 Weinberg Gifted Academy (2021-2022)
WGA's Patriot Day Commemoration
Gilbert Fire, PD, and Mayor Brigette Peterson accepted our invitation to attend WGA's Patriot Day Commemoration, a student-driven event featuring students raising then lowering the flags to half-mast, the student body president leading the Pledge of Allegiance and moment of silence, a 5th grader playing the National Anthem on his electric guitar, Mrs. Nusbaum introducing dignitaries including our own Mr. Reed (32 years a first responder), Mr. Frye (32 years active in the US Marine Corps), and Mr. McCarrell (11 years with the US Air Force), followed by a 1st grade student reading a picture book about 9/11 that he wrote, a 6th grade student reading an original poem, and concluding with God Bless America. Students in grades 4-6 were present, and grades K-3 watched in their classrooms via a Google Meet. The campus is adorned with student-created work thanking our first responders, considering how America has thrived since 9/11/2001, and honoring those who lost their lives that day. WGA's Patriot Day Commemoration Photo Album
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Visit Bologna Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010336 Bologna Elementary (2021-2022)
Student Council
Bologna Elementary held our student council elections this past week and the winners were chosen. Congratulations to President Noella, Vice-President Jazlyn, Secretary Sukaina, Historians Erika and Isabela, and Treasurers Allisson and Luana.
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Visit Knox Gifted Academy Website Report a Problem with Item A010353 Knox Gifted Academy (2021-2022)
Patriot Day Commemoration
Today KGA has honored Patriot Day and the International Dot Day (a day to celebrate creativity by "making her mark"). Patriot Day and Dot Day Photo Album
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Visit San Marcos Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010352 San Marcos Elementary (2021-2022)
San Marcos Flag Club
Our San Marcos Flag Club was trained by the Chandler High School Jr ROTC students in August. (Scott Goodson is the Commandant of Cadets.) This awesome group of 6th graders raise and lower our flag each day, using the care and etiquette they learned in their training. Our San Marcos students LOVED seeing students from our feeder school (Chandler High) in the ROTC, especially a few former San Marcos Bears. San Marcos Flag Club Photo Album
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Visit Basha High Website Report a Problem with Item A010323 Basha High (2021-2022)
Basha High FCCLA at Nationals
Basha High Family, Career and Community Leaders of America students, under the direction of teacher Melanie Alexander, won several gold medals and silver medals at the FCCLA Nationals, Nashville, TN. Sara Alexander won a GOLD medal in Competitive Event - Leadership; Jared Alexander and Ella Kattelman won GOLD medals in Competitive Event - Entrepreneurship; Jasmine Diaz and Evangeline Anderson won GOLD medals in Competitive Event - Focus on Children; Kalia Cole, Lily Jensen, and Savannah Bluhm won SILVER medals in Competitive Event - Chapter Service Project Portfolio; Kayla Lydy won a SILVER medal in Competitive Event - Teach and Train.
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Visit Casteel High Website Report a Problem with Item A010321 Casteel High (2021-2022)
Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education
Casteel High was one of nine schools in Arizona selected for the Kids Voting Leadership Council. The council, administered by the Arizona Bar Foundation, is comprised of grade 6-12 students interested in encouraging youth to vote. Members lead the charge to increase positive ideas of voting and develop ways to encourage youth-based civic engagement. Participating schools nominate students to sit on the council each school year. Council members learn to conduct official meetings, take minutes and make motions. Students meet with government officials and work with their school to educate students on being an engaged citizen through implementation of voting-related projects. Kids Voting Arizona is a nonprofit, nonpartisan grassroots-driven voter education program founded in the 1980s and an affiliate of Kids Voting USA. Kids Voting Arizona is committed to create lifelong voting habits in children, increase family communication about citizenship, and encourage greater adult voter turnout.
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Visit Hull Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010325 Hull Elementary (2021-2022)
Clay and Writing
Hull Elementary students in Amy Frechette's fourth grade class crafted creations out of clay while learning about the writing process.
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Visit Payne Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A010324 Payne Junior High (2021-2022)
Chemical Elements as Superheroes and Villains
What better way to learn about chemical elements than by creating superheroes and villains based on the element's characteristics? Students in Scott Bemisdarfer's science class even dressed up as their hero.
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Visit San Marcos Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010326 San Marcos Elementary (2021-2022)
KSMB News Team
San Marcos Elementary KSMB News Team sponsored by teachers Jolene Gallup and Scott Rothman is comprised of a dedicated group of fifth and sixth graders. They arrive early daily to create and deliver the news to all San Marcos students.
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Visit Frye Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010344 Frye Elementary (2021-2022)
Supply My Classroom Winner
Congratulations to Mrs. Abbey, winner of the APS Supply My Classroom gift card!
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Visit Chandler Unified School District Website Report a Problem with Item A010273 Chandler Unified School District (2021-2022)
School Digger Top Schools 2021
SchoolDigger Top Ranked Schools:  Five CUSD schools, three elementary and two middle schools were ranked in the top 10 in Arizona by SchoolDigger. Knox Gifted Academy was ranked the #1 elementary school, Weinberg Gifted Academy was ranked the #2 elementary and CTA Independence ranked the number #10 elementary in the state of Arizona (out of 782 schools ranked). Basha Accelerated Middle School was ranked the #1 middle school and Arizona College Prep Middle School was ranked the #3 middle school in the state (out of 497 schools ranked). SchoolDigger calculates school rankings based on AzM2 English Language Arts, and AzM2 Mathematics test scores released by the Arizona Department of Education. These rankings were last updated on August 31, 2021 and are based on the most recent test scores available. Data sources include the National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education and the Arizona Department of Education.
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Visit Arizona College Prep Middle School Website Report a Problem with Item A010278 Arizona College Prep Middle School (2021-2022)
School Digger Top Schools 2021
SchoolDigger Top Ranked Schools:  Congratulations to Arizona College Prep Middle School, ranked the #3 middle school in the state of Arizona by SchoolDigger (out of 497 schools ranked). SchoolDigger calculates school rankings based on AzM2 English Language Arts and AzM2 Mathematics test scores released by the Arizona Department of Education, last updated on August 31, 2021.
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Visit Basha Accelerated Middle School Website Report a Problem with Item A010277 Basha Accelerated Middle School (2021-2022)
School Digger Top Schools 2021
SchoolDigger Top Ranked Schools:  Congratulations to Basha Accelerated Middle School, ranked the #1 middle school in the state of Arizona by SchoolDigger (out of 497 schools ranked). SchoolDigger calculates school rankings based on AzM2 English Language Arts and AzM2 Mathematics test scores released by the Arizona Department of Education, last updated on August 31, 2021.
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Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A010276 Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus (2021-2022)
School Digger Top Schools 2021
SchoolDigger Top Ranked Schools:  Congratulations to CTA Independence, ranked the #10 elementary school in the state of Arizona by SchoolDigger (out of 782 schools ranked). SchoolDigger calculates school rankings based on AzM2 English Language Arts and AzM2 Mathematics test scores released by the Arizona Department of Education, last updated on August 31, 2021.
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Visit Knox Gifted Academy Website Report a Problem with Item A010274 Knox Gifted Academy (2021-2022)
School Digger Top Schools 2021
SchoolDigger Top Ranked Schools:  Congratulations to Knox Gifted Academy, ranked the #1 elementary school in the state of Arizona by SchoolDigger (out of 782 schools ranked). SchoolDigger calculates school rankings based on AzM2 English Language Arts and AzM2 Mathematics test scores released by the Arizona Department of Education, last updated on August 31, 2021.
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Visit Weinberg Gifted Academy Website Report a Problem with Item A010275 Weinberg Gifted Academy (2021-2022)
School Digger Top Schools 2021
SchoolDigger Top Ranked Schools:  Congratulations to Weinberg Gifted Academy, ranked the #2 elementary school in the state of Arizona by SchoolDigger (out of 782 schools ranked). SchoolDigger calculates school rankings based on AzM2 English Language Arts and AzM2 Mathematics test scores released by the Arizona Department of Education, last updated on August 31, 2021.
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Visit Carlson Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010366 Carlson Elementary (2021-2022)
Football Game with Principal
Principal Andy Morgan engages with students by helping kids get a football game going, he even played quarter back for them for a while.
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A010338 Chandler High (2021-2022)
CHS Badminton
Congratulations to CHS Badminton on their excellent showing at the Highland Flying Feathers Tournament. Seniors Mattie Shumaker and Tegan Sanders went undefeated all weekend and won the Flying Feathers Doubles A Championship. Great work, Wolves!
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A010339 Chandler High (2021-2022)
Mattie Shumaker
Congratulations to Chandler High senior Mattie Shumaker who was selected for the Highland Flying Feathers All-Tourney team.
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Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A010367 Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus (2021-2022)
Check-a-thon
Students are helping CTA Freedom's PTO spread the word about the Check-a-thon.
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Visit Chief Hill Academy Website Report a Problem with Item A010368 Chief Hill Academy (2021-2022)
Fabiola Perez Garcia
Hill Learning Academy EDGE senior Fabiola Perez Garcia is rocking it at EVIT (East Valley Institute of Technology).
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Visit Santan Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010365 Santan Elementary (2021-2022)
Patterning Practice
Preschool students in Susannah Reuss' class practiced patterning to support early math skills.
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Visit Casteel High Website Report a Problem with Item A010337 Casteel High (2021-2022)
Kids Voting State Leadership Council
Congratulations to Casteel students Holden Granillo, Kelsey Mikesell, and Casey Reidhead who were appointed to the Kids Voting State Leadership Council, and to their sponsor, Renee Howell. Over their one year term, council members work with state and community leaders to promote civic engagement and collaborate on increasing positive ideas of voting. They also learn official meeting procedures and effective communication skills.
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Visit San Marcos Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010346 San Marcos Elementary (2021-2022)
Listening Lesson
Alma Rodriguez, our school counselor, presents a lesson on listening to Angie Lockard's 3rd graders. Alma travels the campus delivering various social emotional lessons to all our San Marcos students.
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Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010347 Sanborn Elementary (2021-2022)
Andrea Meyer
Congratulations to Andrea Meyer, Sanborn kindergarten teacher, who was named KTAR News 92.3 FM's Gaydos and Chad Show's Pay Tribute to a Teacher winner, presented by Your Valley Toyota Dealers. As part of this award, she will receive a $2,500 check to use as she wishes. She plans to put it towards a field trip this year for the entire grade level to enjoy and experience.
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Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A010341 Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus (2021-2022)
Under the Sea Library
Mrs. Lundgren and Mrs. Auza have transformed the library into an Under the Sea book paradise.
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Visit Chief Hill Academy Website Report a Problem with Item A010370 Chief Hill Academy (2021-2022)
Jose Julian Perez Zavala
Jose Julian Perez Zavala is the first graduate of the school year from Hill Learning Academy. Jose needed only one class from last year and completed it on August 13. Hill should have 16 graduates at the end of this quarter and 23 more in December. Congratulations!
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Visit Chief Hill Academy Website Report a Problem with Item A010374 Chief Hill Academy (2021-2022)
Science
EDGE students at Hill Learning Academy take a practical on fetal pig dissection.
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Visit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010373 Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary (2021-2022)
Jayna Edwards
Congratulations to Hartford Sylvia Encinas fourth grade teacher Jayna Edwards who was surprised by APS with a $500 grant.
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Visit Hull Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010371 Hull Elementary (2021-2022)
Principal Josh Cagle
Principal Josh Cagle steps up to fix a students broken bike! He takes such good care of the students and staff!
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