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Running Club
Congratulations to all student athletes at the Running Club Race on January 14. Basha had several 1st place finishers!
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Treblemakers and CHS Choir
The Chandler High Treblemakers and Men's Choir traveled to Jacksonville, FL in January to compete at the 2020 Midwinter Youth Chorus Festival. Both choirs, directed by Ms. Lori Lyford, won their divisions! Midwinter is a prestigious event that brings thousands of Barbershoppers together from around the world.
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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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Greetings
Sonia Hernandez's 1st grade class starts their day by the students welcoming each other. They get to choose how they are greeted, and one student is designated to greet them at the door every morning.
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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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KGA in 2020
The first week back after winter break at Knox Gifted Academy flew by with many activities to reconnect as a community and share about experiences we had while away. Parents came in to teach lessons for many grade levels based on their expertise and presented challenges, helping us to bond again as a campus. KGA Challenges to Start the New Year - 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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Miles Fawson
Miles Fawson, a sophomore and member of the Casteel Chamber Orchestra, earned first place in the Senior Division of the Phoenix Youth Symphony Young Musician's Competition. His award is a trip and participation in the Tanglewood Music Festival.
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Giving Tree Toy Drive
Each year the Tarwater community gets together to help make the holidays a little brighter for others in the community who may not be so fortunate by conducting our Giving Tree Toy Drive. All toys collected for babies to preteens are donated to the Chandler Care Center. We celebrate the Toy Drive with an assembly that also features the amazing Tarwater Chorus Club singing wonderful holiday music!
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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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The Kindness Project
The 5th and 6th grade CATS students at Hull Elementary took part in the Kindness Project, making blankets which were donated to D2 Homes for the Homeless, a homeless shelter.
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CHS Football All-State athletes
Congratulations to Tate Romney, Nehemiah Magalei, Malik Reed, Gunner Maldanado, Brandon Buckner, Dae Dae Hunter, Mikey Keene, Kyion Grayes, and Zion Magalei who were named to the Max Preps AZ All-State Football Team.
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Rick Garretson
Congratulations to Coach Rick Garretson who was named Max Preps Coach of the Year.
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Congratulations to Brandon Buckner, Nehemiah Magalei, Tate Romney, Gunner Maldanado, and Dae Dae Hunter who were named to the Arizona Republic's All-Arizona Football Team.
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Wolfpack Marching Band
The Wolfpack Marching Band performed in the Fiesta Bowl Parade.
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CHS All-Academic Girls Volleyball Athletes
Nine CHS student-athletes were recognized for their academic success on the @Sports360AZ All-Academic Girls Volleyball Team!
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CHS All-Academic Girls Golf Atheltes
Congratulations to Trysten Howard, Kayci Kilanowski, Ciana Reynoso, and Tatum Tollefson who have been recognized for their work on the course and in the classroom by being selected to the @Sports360AZ All-Academic Girls Golf Team!
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Congratulations to Mikey Keene, Tate Romney, Brandon Buckner, Gunner Maldonado, Jay McEuen, Malik Reed, Nehemiah Magalei, and Zion Magalei who have been recognized by Sport360AZ for excellence not only on the field but in the classroom as well.
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Diego Cotti, EJ Newton, and Tyrone Gonzalez
The East Valley Women's League sponsored three deserving Chandler High young men and provided them each with a custom suit. CHS Counselors nominated Diego Cotti, EJ Newton, and Tyrone Gonzalez for this award.
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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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Lingi Havea, Gunner Maldonado, Malik Reed and Dae Dae Hunter
Congratulations to four Chandler Wolves who signed letters of intent during National Signing Day on December 18th: Defensive Linebacker Lingi Havea (BYU); Safety Gunner Maldonado (Northwestern); Linebacker Malik Reed (Wisconsin); and Running Back Dae Dae Hunter (Hawaii).
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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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Cedrick Esguerra
Congratulations to Cedrick Esguerra for being recognized as Santan Elementary's Kind Kid of the Month. This award is for students who are nominated by their peers for acts of kindness. Cedrick's nomination read: "Cedrick is so kind to people. He's a wonderful friend, a good influence and always very positive." Cedrick received a gift card for Menchie's yogurt and will have this same photo on our wall. This award is sponsored by the Santan Elementary PTO and Menchie's.
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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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Canine Companions for Independence
Ryan Elementary students and staff welcome Jeremiah, a new Canine Companions for Independence puppy in training.
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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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Musical
Students in Megan DeFrancesco, Caroline Coking and Susana Clapham's 5th grade classes wrapped up the quarter by performing a musical -- Revivor Philadelphia! Not only was it highly entertaining, but the content was all based on social studies standards. The play helped to reinforce students' understanding of the writing of the constitution and all that our Founding Fathers accomplished in establishing our country. Great job, 5th graders!
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Congratulations to Johnny H. who took 1st place for the 6th grade boys in the first running club race of the season!
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Congratulations to Kydel S. who took 2nd place for the 6th grade boys in the first running club race of the season!
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Congratulations to Nicole T. who finished 2nd for the 6th grade girls in the first running club of the season!
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Congratulations to Isabela M. who took 1st place for the 4th grade girls in the first running club of the season!
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Congratulations to Lita C. who placed 2nd for the 3rd grade girls in the first running club of the season!
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Congratulations to Ana L. who finished 1st for the kindergarten girls in the first running club of the season!
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Congratulations to Iker T. who finished 4th for the 1st grade boys in the first running club of the season!
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Congratulations to Juan L. who placed 5th for the 1st grade boys in the first running club of the season!
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Congratulations to Trevor V. who finished 4th for the 3rd grade boys in the first running club of the season!
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