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Visit Patterson Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009643 Patterson Elementary (2020-2021)
Clean Classroom Award
Mr. Cosper's 3rd grade students earned the Clean Classroom trophy for keeping their classroom clean and organized.
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Visit Patterson Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009642 Patterson Elementary (2020-2021)
Clean Classroom Award
Congratulations to Mrs. Speer's 2nd graders for winning the Clean Classroom award for keeping their room clean and neat!
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009631 Chandler High (2020-2021)
Kayla King
Chandler High junior Kayla King came in 2nd in Senior Individual Performance in the State National History Day competition last week. Her performance titled "Hello Girls: Connecting Lines for Communication and Enhancing Understanding" also won best senior WWII project with a $250 prize. She will compete at Nationals this spring.
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009632 Chandler High (2020-2021)
SanTan Livestock Show
Chandler FFA (Future Farmers of America) members were triumphant at the SanTan Livestock Show. Abigail Dominguez won the Grand Champion Chicken Showmanship belt buckle. Abi had to show all aspects of her chicken's anatomy and answer chicken nutrition questions to the judge. Sergio Camarena won the Grand Champion Showmanship medal for showcasing his pig, Rona. Emma Martin was the Reserve Champion Showman and placed 5th in the Market Show.
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Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A009634 Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus (2020-2021)

Sixth grade ELA students at Liberty are leaving positive footprints around the school related to Growth Mindset and Be a Friend, Not a Bully!
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Visit Hamilton High Website Report a Problem with Item A009636 Hamilton High (2020-2021)

Our Academic Decathlon Huskies defended their title as State Champions for the 3rd year in a row and earned more than 20 individuals medals. Congratulations to the competition team of Aris Zhu, Ethan Xiong, Chloe Zhan, Eisha Giran, Daniel Choi, Abhinav Adari, Mitch Steddom, Audrey Zhang, and Rafael Trujillo, as well as all our up-and-coming Husky decathletes.
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009619 Chandler High (2020-2021)
Zach Espalin
Zach Espalin won his fourth State Wrestling title! Zach will wrestle for the Naval Academy next year.
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009620 Chandler High (2020-2021)
Ryleigh Dye
Ryleigh Dye earned 2nd place at the Arizona Girl's State Wrestling Championships, her second State medal.
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009621 Chandler High (2020-2021)
Nathaniel Deasey
Nathaniel Deasey won 2nd in the State Wrestling meet.
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009622 Chandler High (2020-2021)
Stefana Jelacic
Stefana Jelacic, Chandler High Class of 2020 and a freshman at Lourdes University, placed third at the NAIA Women's National Wrestling Championships.
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009623 Chandler High (2020-2021)
Unity Assembly
Chandler High School celebrated students' cultures and talents during the virtual CHS Unity Assembly. Thanks to StuCo for hosting, Media for recording and putting the virtual assembly together, and to the performers for being a part of the event that is always a highlight of the year.
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009624 Chandler High (2020-2021)
Gladys Garcia Orozco
Gladys Garcia Orozco, a Chandler High AVID and International Baccalaureate (IB) Senior, has been named a Dell Scholar. The Dell Scholars Program is a prestigious scholarship and college completion program. Dell Scholars receive a $20,000 scholarship, a laptop, and numerous other resources to help students achieve their academic dreams. Gladys is planning to attend ASU in the fall. Congratulations, Gladys!
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009625 Chandler High (2020-2021)
Kaile Moore
Kaile Moore, Chandler High School Freshman, competed in the level 7 State Gymnastic Meet. She earned herself a 2nd place finish in the All Around and for her floor routine. Kaile heads to Regionals in April to finish out her season.
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009626 Chandler High (2020-2021)
Vision Boxes
Twenty-three AVID students completed vision boxes during an afternoon activity before spring break. The students had a wonderful time envisioning their futures and completing the activity. Thanks to the women of Soroptimist for sponsoring the activity.
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009627 Chandler High (2020-2021)
Choir Exchange
Chandler High hosted two other choirs during a High School Choir Exchange on March 11th. In preparation for their virtual festival at NAU 4th quarter, Chandler, Casteel, and Perry choir directors wanted to give students an "NAU" type experience amidst the pandemic regulations and at the same time start a new tradition and unify as a district. The Choir Exchange was the first time most students were able to sing in front of others for more than a year, and it was special.
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009628 Chandler High (2020-2021)
Courtyard Band Concert
Chandler High families were treated to a wonderful courtyard band concert before spring break. Thanks to Winter Guard, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Winds, and both Jazz Ensembles for great performances. CHS Bands are conducted by Mr. Carlos Aguero and Ms. Sarah Bowerman.
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009629 Chandler High (2020-2021)

Chandler High's Science Olympiad Team earned 5th out of 14 teams at the southern regional tournament. Aryan Mathur earned 4th in detector building, Yushin Son and Aryan got 3rd in Write-it Cad-it, Eli Foerst and Aryan got 3rd in Experiment and Data Analysis, Chandler Ostroff and Aryan got 2nd in Designer Genes, Anna Price and Leyna Nguyen got 2nd in Anatomy, Vincent Barletta and Yushin got 2nd in Astronomy. The team was made up of Kym Stevens, Yushin Son, Anna Price, Chandler Ostroff, Leyna Nguyen, Aryan Mathur, Caleb Hardy, Jackson Gordwin, Eli Foerst, & Vincent Barletta.
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009630 Chandler High (2020-2021)
Yes Women Can Club
The Yes Women Can club collected over 20 full trash bags of donations to help many women and children who live at the Arizona Women's Recovery Center.
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Visit Patterson Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009641 Patterson Elementary (2020-2021)
Clean Classroom Award
Mrs. Packer's 3rd grade students earned the Clean Classroom trophy for keeping their classroom clean and organized.
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Visit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A009600 Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus (2020-2021)
Chandler Innovation Fair 2021
ACP Erie earned 26 individual awards at this year's Chandler Innovation Fair, including both the Best of Fair awards for Physical and Biological sciences and two Most Creative Team awards for Computer Science. That is a total of 30 awards! Congratulations, Knights! Your persistence, hard work and commitment to doing research has borne fruits.
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Visit Knox Gifted Academy Website Report a Problem with Item A009637 Knox Gifted Academy (2020-2021)
Student Council Food Drive
Our Student Council hosted a food drive to benefit the Chandler Care Center and Matthew's Crossing Food Bank. With the generosity of our Knox families, we were able to donate over 1,200 pounds of food for Matthew's Crossing and three carloads of food for the Chandler Care Center. Our best count is that over 3,200 items were donated to families in need!
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Visit Haley Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009635 Haley Elementary (2020-2021)
Marlo Nichols and Paige Woolf
We are proud of our Haley orchestra students who work so hard and were selected for Honor Orchestra! Marlo Nichols is in 6th grade and plays the cello. Paige Woolf is in 5th grade and plays the violin. Way to go, Marlo and Paige!
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Visit San Marcos Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009633 San Marcos Elementary (2020-2021)
Readers Home Libraries
Former NFL player Mark Maddox donated books to support our San Marcos readers home libraries through his Help1 Foundation. Reading Specialist Debra Vickman organized the partnership to help her students grown their love of reading outside of the classroom.
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Visit Casteel High Website Report a Problem with Item A009609 Casteel High (2020-2021)

Parent comment: "Mrs. Sarilyn Larchick has been so encouraging and accommodating when my son broke his arm. Of all of his teachers, she tried to lighten his burdens while still helping him accomplish the grade that he desired. Her communication was so thoughtful and quick whenever a question arose. She genuinely cares for her students and their individual needs. She needs to be recognized for the great educator that she is!"
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Visit Rice Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009644 Rice Elementary (2020-2021)
Flag Corp
Rice Elementary is kicking off our Flag Corp with the help of our dedicated Campus Security Officer, Scott Frye. Our 2020-2021 Flag Corp members are: Ryder Christensen, Ben Bunde, Kyle Johnson and Grayson Spragg. Thanks for your important contribution!
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Visit Rice Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009645 Rice Elementary (2020-2021)
Yearbook Cover Design Contest
Rice Elementary hosted a contest for the design of our inaugural yearbook cover. Grade level winners are (top row left to right) kindergartner Hannah Andreasen, 1st grade Mia Nichols, 2nd grader Dean Tokarz, 3rd grader Amanda Scheier, and (bottom row left to right) 4th grader Evie Webster, 5th grader Joella Mitchell, 6th grader Kate Andreasen and our winner - 3rd grader Emma Andreasen. Congratulations!
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Rice AAA Winners
Congratulations to Rice Elementary's 20-21 AAA (Apple Achievement Award) Winners: 6th grader Ryder Christensen, Teacher Lisa Fink, and Volunteer Theresa Dayton.
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District Honor Band
Congratulations to our Rice 6th graders who were selected for the CUSD District Honor Band: Maddie Shobe, bass clarinet and Olivia Foreman, tenor saxophone.
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District Honor Orchestra
Congratulations to our Rice musicians who were named for the CUSD District Honor Orchestra: 5th grader, Ethan Savoie and 6th grader, Eliza Heap both play the cello.
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Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009606 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
Lupe Soto
Congratulations to Mrs. Lupe Soto, Basha's beloved cafeteria manager. Mrs. Soto has worked with CUSD for 20 years!
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Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009607 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
Social Media Interns
We are anxious to see how the Basha Elementary Social Media Interns see Basha Elementary!
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Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009608 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
Character Dress Up
Basha Elementary students, faculty and staff celebrated Read Across America by dressing as our favorite book characters.
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009617 Chandler High (2020-2021)
Carson Kelly
Carson Kelly received his 1,000-point ball. Carson is only the 6th player in Chandler High School basketball history to pass the mark.
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A009618 Chandler High (2020-2021)
Adamaris Lopez Morales
Adamaris Lopez Morales has been selected as one of the top ten candidates for the Arizona Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Executive Team. Adamaris will meet with the voting delegates during the 2021 Virtual State Leadership Conference.
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Visit Patterson Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009640 Patterson Elementary (2020-2021)
Clean Classroom Award
Mrs. Jones' 1st grade class won the Clean Classroom trophy for having a neat and organized classroom.
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Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009602 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
25 Year Anniversaries
Congratulations to Mrs. Carlson and Mrs. Pennington on your work anniversary of 25 years in CUSD! Thank you for all that you do for our students at Basha Elementary!
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Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009603 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
15 Year Anniversaries
Congratulations to Mrs. Mundt and Ms. Call for your 15 years of dedication to the students of Chandler Unified! You're both amazing!
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Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009604 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
Hero Day
Read Across America week inspired students and teachers of Basha Elementary to celebrate heroes on HERO DAY! From frontline workers to historical figures, we've got it all!
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Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009605 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
Read Across America Week
Read Across America week inspired us to celebrate our cultures. Thank you, Jasmine Warga, for inspiring us to through your book Other Words For Home.
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Visit Patterson Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009639 Patterson Elementary (2020-2021)
Clean Classroom Award
Ms. Dwyer's 3rd graders won the Clean Classroom trophy for maintaining a clean classroom.
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Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009649 Andersen Elementary (2020-2021)
Spring 2021 Recognition
Congratulations to custodian Andres Meza who won the Apple Achievement Award, Tricia McGinnis who was named the Outstanding Volunteer, and fifth grader Jose Luis Camacho Muniz who is the Superintendent Citizenship winner from Andersen Elementary for 2021. Read their stories here!
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Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A009650 Andersen Junior High (2020-2021)
Spring 2021 Recognition
Congratulations to custodial manager Irene Rubio who won the Apple Achievement Award, Kim Corder who was named the Outstanding Volunteer, and eighth grader Harley Miller who is the Superintendent Citizenship winner from Andersen Junior High for 2021. Read their stories here!
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Visit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A009651 Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus (2020-2021)
Spring 2021 Recognition
Congratulations to custodian Lucy Johnson who won the Apple Achievement Award, Tracie Padilla who was named the Outstanding Volunteer, and junior Omina Nematova who is the Superintendent Citizenship winner from Arizona College Prep - Erie for 2021. Read their stories here!
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Visit Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A009652 Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus (2020-2021)
Spring 2021 Recognition
Congratulations to ACP Oakland math teacher Jana Nassar who won the Apple Achievement Award, Tammy Berg who was named the Outstanding Volunteer, and eighth grader Shelby O'Donnal who is the Superintendent Citizenship winner for 2021. Read their stories here!
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Visit Auxier Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009653 Auxier Elementary (2020-2021)
Spring 2021 Recognition
Congratulations to kindergarten teacher Stephanie Moore who won the Apple Achievement Award, Angie Liu who was named the Outstanding Volunteer, and sixth grader Sam Egen who is the Superintendent Citizenship winner from Auxier Elementary for 2021. Read their stories here!
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Visit Basha Accelerated Middle School Website Report a Problem with Item A009655 Basha Accelerated Middle School (2020-2021)
Spring 2021 Recognition
Congratulations to Basha Accelerated Middle School teacher Shannon Reed who won the Apple Achievement Award, Denise Fortier who was named the Outstanding Volunteer, and eighth grader Prisha Shroff who is the Superintendent Citizenship winner for 2021. Read their stories here!
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Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009654 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
Spring 2021 Recognition
Congratulations to custodian Eddie Soto, Sr. who won the Apple Achievement Award, Crissy Haidos who was named the Outstanding Volunteer, and fifth grader Leah Slater who is the Superintendent Citizenship winner from Basha Elementary for 2021. Read their stories here!
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Visit Basha High Website Report a Problem with Item A009656 Basha High (2020-2021)
Spring 2021 Recognition
Congratulations to Spanish teacher Marisol Archie who won the Apple Achievement Award, and senior Kylie Mikaela Bitanga who is the Superintendent Citizenship winner from Basha High for 2021. Read their stories here!
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Visit Bogle Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A009657 Bogle Junior High (2020-2021)
Spring 2021 Recognition
Congratulations to Bogle Junior High English Language Development teacher Chris Bellew who won the Apple Achievement Award, Susan Rylee who was named the Outstanding Volunteer, and eighth grader Rubi Arambul who is the Superintendent Citizenship winner for 2021. Read their stories here!
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Visit Bologna Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009658 Bologna Elementary (2020-2021)
Spring 2021 Recognition
Congratulations to paraeducator Patti Ramirez who won the Apple Achievement Award, Monica Casey who was named the Outstanding Volunteer, and sixth grader Alan Macias who is the Superintendent Citizenship winner from Bologna Elementary for 2021. Read their stories here!
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