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    Visit Carlson Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A011150 Carlson Elementary (2021-2022)

    PARENT COMMENT: "Great staff, great principal, great leadership and teamwork in general. The principal, Andy Morgan, is very approachable and friendly, but firm when necessary. Staff are very committed to their students. It's a warm, welcoming environment."
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    Visit Carlson Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010934 Carlson Elementary (2021-2022)
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    Congratulations to Chloe Chacon, Amanda Myers and Emily Williams who won 4th place in Medicine and Health Sciences - EL, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2022 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled "Which Mask is up to the Task?."
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    Congratulations to Emma Camping and Katelyn Kovedsky who won 4th place in Plant Sciences - EL, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2022 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled "Will your Cup of Joe Make a Garden Grow?."
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    Visit Carlson Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010694 Carlson Elementary (2021-2022)
    Spelling Bee
    Congratulations to Carlson school spelling bee champion 6th grader Maria Parada Ortega who placed in the top eleven at the district spelling bee, held on January 13 at the Chandler Center for the Arts. Maria now moves on to compete in the regional spelling bee on February 8 in Queen Creek.
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    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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    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 Carlson Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A0010105 Carlson Elementary (2020-2021)
    2021 HISEF
    Congratulations to Sydney Powell who won 2nd place in Behavioral and Social Sciences, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2021 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled "Music: A Heart Touching Experience"
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    2021 HISEF
    Congratulations to Lincoln Demmons who won 3rd place in Medicine and Health Sciences, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2021 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled "Which Mask Will Save Your Life?"
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    Carlson Elementary CSL Volleyball Team
    The Carlson Elementary Chandler Sports League volleyball team (along with Hull Elementary students Brandon Moss and Karina Parris who joined the Carlson team) won the CSL Championship. Their team was undefeated the whole season.
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    Spring 2021 Recognition
    Congratulations to health assistant Nohemi Franco who won the Apple Achievement Award, Renee Moudy who was named the Outstanding Volunteer, and sixth grader Jantzen Edgar who is the Superintendent Citizenship winner from Carlson Elementary for 2021. Read their stories here!
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    100th Day Celebration
    Kindergartners at Carlson Elementary celebrated the 100th day of school as 100 year olds!
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    Visit Carlson Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008478 Carlson Elementary (2019-2020)
    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    Congratulations to Jorge Coracides, Nolyn Fought and Robert Naujokaitis who won 2nd Place in Chemistry, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2020 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Yeast Growth. HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Visit Carlson Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008229 Carlson Elementary (2019-2020)

    Superintendent's Student Citizenship Award winner: Nethra Chintaboina is a very poised and articulate young lady. She is an outstanding Student Council President who takes the initiative when something needs to get done or a problem needs to be solved. Nethra is held in high esteem by peers as well as adults, and has a heart for service. She is also currently the reigning Spelling Bee Champion at Carlson!
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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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    Visit Carlson Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007710 Carlson Elementary (2019-2020)
    Boo Bash
    We had a very successful Boo Bash, sponsored by our Carlson PTO. Students had a blast "trunk or treating" and playing games!
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    Fire Safety
    Chandler Fire Department came and set up a fire house for the 3rd graders to explore and learn about fire safety.
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    Kindergarten went on a field trip to Schnepf Farms and learned about harvests and life cycles while having a great day at the farm.
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    Flag Ceremony
    Carlson Elementary held a special flag ceremony on 9/11 to commemmorate those who lost their lives, and to remember our living heroes.
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    Kindness Club
    Our Kindness Club members served at Feed My Starving Children and packed enough food to feed 83 children for a year!
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    Ice Cream Sandwiches to celebrate
    The kindergarteners were the winning grade level for donating to Chandler Education Foundation (CEF) scholarships! Way to go Kinder parents! (They celebrated with ice cream sandwiches.)
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    Visit Carlson Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007469 Carlson Elementary (2019-2020)
    Fire Department Visit
    Our 1st and 2nd graders were visited by the Chandler Fire Department to discuss the importance of fire safety.
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    Visit Carlson Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A006975 Carlson Elementary (2018-2019)
    Carlson Relay for Life
    Carlson Elementary Champions collaborated with the Chandler Police, Fire, and City to kick off the Relay for Life Fundraising. Carlson grade levels are collecting coins to help give the "boot" to Cancer. Mayor Kevin Hartke, Police Chief Sean Duggan and Fire Chief Tom Dwiggins all came out to talk to the kids about giving back. Additionally, Carlson Cancer survivors were honored. The Carlson Kindness Club, in conjunction with PTO and the Chandler Police are coordinating this great effort.
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    Kim Shuck
    The Sun Lakes Rotary last week honored Kim Shuck from Carlson Elementary as teacher of the month for March. She received a framed certificate, a $100 personal award from the Sun Lakes Rotary and an additional $100 from Trust Bank to be used in her classroom.
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    Carlson 6th grader Talynn Ellsworth competed recently in the regional MatchCounts competition and performed so well she was invited to compete in the State Competition in Mesa on March 30. Congratulations, Talynn! MATHCOUNTS Competition Series website
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    Visit Carlson Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A006248 Carlson Elementary (2018-2019)
    Leo Schlueter
    The Arizona Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE), gave Carlson Elementary Principal Leo Schlueter the 2019 AZCASE Outstanding Leadership Award. This award is given to a person who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in supporting special education and/or inclusive programming. It is intended for an individual who has demonstrated leadership qualities and who has accomplished something of significance making a difference for students with disabilities. Congratulations Leo!
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    Community Service at Carlson Elementary
    Carlson Elementary fifth graders in Nicole Bruder's class and first graders in Michelle Lester's class collected pajamas for Scholastic's pajama drive. Additionally, the Carlson student council collected toys for the Hartford Sylvia Encinas Toy Drive.
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    Carlson 5th-6th grade Orchestra
    The Carlson Orchestra led by Mrs. Barney, along with other CUSD schools, marched in the Gilbert Days Parade showcasing their musical talents.
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    Silver Apple Award
    Carlson Elementary fourth grade teacher, Julie Malizia, was awarded the Silver Apple from Channel 3 for her outstanding teaching. She also received a $500 check from the Arizona Dairy Council. A student in her class, Ava Parks, nominated her. AZFamily.com Silver Apple Award website
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    Visit Carlson Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A005891 Carlson Elementary (2018-2019)
    CEF Woo Hoo Patrol
    Mrs. Lynch's and Ms. Denardis' kindergarten classes received a visit from the Chandler Education Foundation (CEF) Woo Hoo Patrol awarding them over $700.00 to purchase science station/kit supplies. Chandler Education Foundation - Cash for Classrooms website
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    Carlson Elementary fifth grade engineers
    Carlson Elementary fifth graders, under the guidance of volunteers from Sun Lakes Rotary Club and students from ASU, assembled a balloon motor and added to the chassis they built last week. Next, they will test their engines and make adjustments to see how far their car will go. (Materials donated by GM and SAE).
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    A World In Motion STEM Program
    A World In Motion STEM Program is pleased to partner with our 5th grade each Friday to plan, build, and test jet toy balloon cars. Volunteers from GM and ASU are on hand each Friday to assist and mentor our Carlson scientists. A World In Motion Website - SAE International
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    Parker Rahn and Ryan Sanchez
    Carlson 5th Graders Parker Rahn and Ryan Sanchez were part of the the Chandler Stars -- one of 32 teams that played in the 10U division of the Extreme Diamond Sports (XDS) World Series in San Diego from July 23rd-July 28th. The Chandler Stars battled against several of the top teams in the country, finished the tournament 7-0, and are the undefeated XDS World Series Champions! XDS Baseball World Series Results
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    Visit Carlson Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A005210 Carlson Elementary (2017-2018)
    Carlson Elementary, A+ School of Excellence
    On Wednesday April 18th, the Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF) announced that Carlson Elementary was selected to receive the coveted A+ School of Excellence ™ award for the 2017-2018 academic year. AEF has identified and honored exemplary pre-kindergarten through 12th grade public schools in Arizona since 1983. Congratulations, Carlson! A+ School of Excellence™ Program
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    Congratulations to 5th Grade award winners Barrett Becker, Nick Huff and Lauren Jack who won Honorable Mention in Physics & Astronomy at the 2018 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Speed of Catapults. HISEF 2018 Award Winners
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    Visit Carlson Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A004445 Carlson Elementary (2017-2018)

    Comment from former Carlson parent (Tara A.): "I just wanted to pass along a quick thank you! Around this time of year many of us begin to think about the things we are/were grateful for and Carlson was certainly one of them! I am not sure if you remember our family, but we moved last year in March back to PA. Our time at Carlson was short lived, approximately 2.5 years... [cont'd. below]
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    ...however, our kids talk about Carlson frequently and the friendships and teachers they met because it was such a great school. I honestly believe that an environment and atmosphere of a school (or any place for that matter), comes from the top down. Carlson was such a great school. From the communication, great teachers and curriculum, the open arms mentality with parent volunteers, and even the emphasis that was put on character development is something that I don't see often in schools."
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    Visit Carlson Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A004342 Carlson Elementary (2017-2018)
    Pajama Program
    The 5th grade at Carlson collected 70 sets of pajamas for the Pajama Program that provides pajamas to families in need.
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    Mrs. Bender, 6th Grade Teacher
    Congratulations to Carlson 6th grade teacher Mrs. Bender who was awarded a grant from the Chandler Education Foundation for the purchase of science materials to study water.
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    Ms. Denardis and Mrs. Lynch, Kindergarten Teachers
    Congratulations to Carlson kindergarten teachers Ms. Denardis and Mrs. Lynch who were awarded a grant of funds from the Chandler Education Foundation to purchase class sets of Ozobots (mini computers to teach coding skills).
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    Carlson Chorus
    Carlson Chorus was invited to perform for at the Chandler Veteran's Day Event at Veteran's Oasis Park.
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    Carlson Elementary Veterans Flag Raising Ceremony
    Carlson Elementary honored its veterans by having a flag raising ceremony on November 9th. Veterans were welcome to attend and partake in the ceremony followed by refreshments in the main hallway afterward.
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    Congratulations to Carlson 5th grader Dhane Meyers who made the All American 11U Baseball Team and has been selected to play at the ESPN World of Sports Complex to represent the Far West Region.
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    Leo Schlueter - Principal
    Principal Leo Schlueter was awarded Administrator of the Year from the Chandler Chamber of Commerce.
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    Carlson teacher Kathy Lynch was honored as the Teacher of the Month for January by the Sun Lakes Rotary Club.
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    Taylor Drewry and Cody Kostoryz
    Congratulations to Carlson students Taylor Drewry who took 3rd place for third grade girls division and Cody Kostoryz who took 1st place for fifth grade boys division at the Running Club Cross Country Invitational at Casteel High School.
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    Students from: Ryan (Maxwell Henry, Logan Kilber, Michael Strazz, Luke Witte), Hull (Frankie Mock), Santan (Chris Lavin), and Carlson (Matthew Wallace, Ryan Williams)
    Carlson students Matthew Wallace, Ryan Williams, together with students from Ryan, Hull and Santan Elementary schools, are representing the City of Chandler as members of a 10U baseball team hosting/playing against a visiting team from Tainan City, Taiwan. Some of the boys' families have been hosting two Taiwanese boys at their homes all week, as well. All of the boys were honored at the City Council meeting on 12/6.
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    Ruby Peterson and Haley Fichiera
    Congratulations to Carlson students Ruby Peterson and Haley Fichiera who medaled in the Arizona State Level 4 Gymnastics Meet. Haley took 3rd all around, and Ruby took 5th place all around.
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    Carlson teacher Christine Thornton was awarded Best Elementary School Teacher in the Best of Chandler 2016 issue of the East Valley Tribune. East Valley Tribune - Best of Chandler 2016
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    Malaq Ali, First Place winner in Basic Freeskate Level 4 at the annual Arizona Ice Classic Competition
    6th Grade Carlson student Malaq Ali won First Place in Basic Freeskate Level 4 at the annual Arizona Ice Classic Competition on August 6th, 2016.
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    Congratulations to Carlson's 3rd - 4th Grade CSL basketball team that won 1st place in their tournament.
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