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The Choice is Riggs Elementary
The Choice is Riggs Elementary
Riggs Elementary Namesake Video
Riggs Elementary Namesake Video
Welcome to the Chandler Unified School District
Welcome to the Chandler Unified School District
CUSD Tax Credit Donation
CUSD Tax Credit Donation
CUSD Art Masterpiece
CUSD Art Masterpiece

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  • Meet the Teacher Night 2018-2019

     

    Mark your calendars as this is an event you won't want to miss!  The first 20 minutes is a "Meet Your Teacher" and the last 20 minutes is a curriculum informational meeting.

     

    Kindergarten, 1st, 4th, and 6th on Wednesday, July 18th

    Kindergarten and First Grade  4:45-5:25

    Sixth Grade 5:35-6:15

    Fourth Grade  6:25 to 7:05 

    Sixth grade will meet in the multipurpose room, all other grades to classrooms.

     

    Community and Priority PreK, Kinderacademy, STEM PreK, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Thursday July 19th

     

    Community PreK and Second  4:45 and 5:25

    Kinderacademy, STEM Pre and Third Grade  5:35-6:15

    Priority PreK and Fifth Grade  6:25-7:05

     All grades report to your classrooms! 

     

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  • To get the latest Riggs Roadrunner News and the latest PTO news:

     

    http://www.cusd80.com/riggsnews

     

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  • Three CUSD Schools Named A+ Schools of Excellence

    The Arizona Educational Foundation announced that Riggs Elementary has been named A+ Schools of Excellence for 2016.

    The A+ School of Excellence™ Program is a comprehensive school assessment program that celebrates outstanding schools and brings to light the positive stories and successes happening in public schools every day.

    Congratulations to the students, staff, and parents.

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  • Want to check out YOUR school’s accomplishments?

    From your school website, click on the first tab Our School > Awards, Accolades and Special Programs.

    Have brags to submit for this school year?

    ANYONE can submit a brag about their school: principals, teachers, support staff, parents, general public… anyone!  All you have to do is to click on the BRAG about our school link wherever you see it (on the Recent Accomplishments page in the Choice is Yours section or in every school’s Accomplishments page, for instance) or visit the friendly, easy to remember address: www.cusd80.com/brag.  

    Let's tell the world about Riggs Elementary School!  Go Roadrunners.

    Our BRAGS! 
    Honors, Awards and Special Programs
     
     

    Divider and spacer Final District Track MeetVisit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005146Riggs Elementary - (2017-2018) Congratulations to Riggs girls who won the title this year and Riggs boys who took 2nd place at the District Track Meet Finals in April.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005016Riggs Elementary - (2017-2018) Comment submitted to Riggs Elementary: "Thanks, Principal Weinberg, teachers and staff for another wonderful Grandparent's Breakfast Day!"  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004920Riggs Elementary - (2017-2018) Congratulations to 5th Grade award winners Matthew Hansen and Alexander Drakatos who won 2nd Place in Chemistry at the 2018 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Blinding Biochemicals. HISEF 2018 Award Winners Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004921Riggs Elementary - (2017-2018) Congratulations to 5th Grade award winners Merrik Kubacki, Lindsi Ramsey and Addison Stevens who won 2nd Place in Physics & Astronomy at the 2018 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Fruitastic Batteries. HISEF 2018 Award Winners Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Riggs' Relay for Life TeamVisit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004489Riggs Elementary - (2017-2018) Riggs Elementary staff's Relay for Life team raised the most they have ever collected for the American Cancer Society, and over $1,000 more than last year! The yearly event is held at Basha High School.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Zeko MaloukVisit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004488Riggs Elementary - (2017-2018) Congratulations to Riggs Elementary student Zeko Malouk, Gilbert Citizen of the Month.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Riggs Jump Rope for HeartVisit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004487Riggs Elementary - (2017-2018) From the American Heart Association: "On behalf of the American Heart Association and the millions of Americans we serve, thank you very much for your school's donation of $9,749.25." Way to go, Roadrunners!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Pay it Forward ElvesVisit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004326Riggs Elementary - (2017-2018) An anonymous company donated $10 gift cards from Target and Starbucks. The names of all Riggs staff members have gone into a drawing of one name each day this month. Each winner will receive a little "Token of Appreciation" that can be passed on to someone else who is appreciated, and two gift cards -- one to keep, and one to pay forward! Staff are asked to pay one card forward to someone outside of school, spreading the joy of kindness to someone who could use a little lift!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004275Riggs Elementary - (2017-2018) Principal Jan Weyenberg was recently featured in a Boosterthon Blog. Why This One Arizona Principal is Boosterthon's "Biggest Cheerleader" Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Food Drive Success!Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004276Riggs Elementary - (2017-2018) Riggs Elementary and student council are proud to report our Food Drive Success: 3,000 items and 50 turkeys donated to Chandler CARE Center! Chandler CARE Center Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Jump Rope for Heart at RiggsVisit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004277Riggs Elementary - (2017-2018) Thank you to everyone who participated and donated, and to Stacey Torres and Sarah Wagoner (PE) who organized Jump Rope for Heart at Riggs this year, raising more than double from last year, over $6,200! American Heart Association: Jump Rope For Heart webpage Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Ashley Dunlap, Fourth GraderVisit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004034Riggs Elementary - (2017-2018) Congratulations to Riggs fourth grader Ashley Dunlap who was named Gilbert Student Citizen of the Month!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004099Riggs Elementary - (2017-2018) Congratulations to Riggs Elementary for earning an "A" rating from the Arizona Department of Education for the 2017-18 school year.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Ashley Partusch, September Student Citizen of the MonthVisit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003962Riggs Elementary - (2017-2018) Congratulations to Riggs third grader Ashley Partusch, the September Student Citizen of the Month.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003291Riggs Elementary - (2016-2017) Riggs Elementary School received a school-wide grant from the Chandler Education Foundation (CEF) for $1,200 for Ozobots for students to learn about coding and robotics.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003289Riggs Elementary - (2016-2017) Riggs Elementary students, Landri Steenhard and Sophia Alexander were recipients of the Town of Gilbert Student Citizen of the Month Award.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003290Riggs Elementary - (2016-2017) Riggs Elementary School received the East Valley Tribune's Best of 2016 for Best Elementary School Award. East Valley Tribune - Best of Chandler 2016 Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003151Riggs Elementary - (2016-2017) Paula Jones, orchestra teacher at Riggs Elementary and Casteel High, was named Best Middle School and Best High School Teacher in the Best of Chandler 2016 issue of the East Valley Tribune. East Valley Tribune - Best of Chandler 2016 Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Riggs Weekend Robotics ClubVisit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003150Riggs Elementary - (2016-2017) Riggs Elementary students participated in the Riggs Weekend Robotics Club.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Diamondbacks Most Valuable Teacher AwardVisit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003075Riggs Elementary - (2015-2016) Mark Anderson, Riggs third grade teacher, was one of 40 teachers selected as a Diamondbacks Most Valuable Teacher. Most Valuable Teacher - Arizona Diamondbacks website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003012Riggs Elementary - (2015-2016) Fourth grade Riggs student Terra Skaar won first place in Arizona and a $150 check in the "Letters About Literature" contest, Level 1. Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students, grades 4-12. Tens of thousands of students from across the U.S. enter Letters About Literature each year -- reading a book, poem or speech and writing to the author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. Letters are judged on state and national levels. Letter About Literature Website - Library of Congress Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Riggs Elementary, celebrating being named A+ School of Excellence for 2016 by the Arizona Educational FoundationVisit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003017Riggs Elementary - (2015-2016) The students and staff at Riggs Elementary celebrated being named an A+ School of Excellence for 2016 by the Arizona Educational Foundation.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Brianna Zamora's "Why I Love AZ" BookmarkVisit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002937Riggs Elementary - (2015-2016) After reviewing over 1,800 bookmark submissions from around the state for the Governor's #WhyILoveAZ Bookmark Design Contest, Governor Doug Ducey selected his Top Ten Favorite Bookmarks... and Riggs' student Brianna Zamora's bookmark landed at #8! Brianna's bookmark is posted on the Governor's social media accounts, and is shown here. (This "Ode to Larry Fitzgerald" is clutch!) Arizona Governor's Office of Education Facebook post Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Relay for Life of ChandlerVisit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002928Riggs Elementary - (2015-2016) Kudos to those from CUSD who attended the recent Relay for Life of Chandler event hosted by Basha High School on April 29. Over 400 staff and students, represented by Basha Elementary, CTA Freedom, Patterson, Riggs, Ryan, Payne, Basha High, Chandler High, Hamilton High and Perry High, attended the 12 hour overnight event where teams committed to have members walk throughout the night. Over $162,000 has been raised by participants with funds supporting cancer research and patients. Relay for Life of Chandler Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Riggs Relay for Life TeamVisit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002936Riggs Elementary - (2015-2016) Our grand total for our Relay for Life Donations was $3,324. Our team also reached the BRONZE Level -- which means we raised over $2,500. (This is the highest donation amount we've raised in 4 years!) Thank you again, Riggs students and families, for your support! Relay for Life of Chandler Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Mrs. Larson, Aspen Dental Educator of the SemesterVisit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002935Riggs Elementary - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Mrs. Larson, Riggs Fourth Grade Teacher, who was named the Aspen Dental Educator of the Semester. She was nominated by her student, Kyah for being an outstanding teacher!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002899Riggs Elementary - (2015-2016) Three Chandler Unified schools have been named A+ Schools of Excellence! The Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF) announced that Andersen Junior High, Riggs Elementary and San Marcos Elementary have received the coveted A+ Schools of Excellence™ award for the 2015-2016 school year. Applicant schools are rigorously evaluated in the areas of student focus and support, school culture, active teaching and learning, curriculum, leadership, community and parent involvement, and assessment data. Arizona Educational Foundation Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Jax Minnis, March's City of Gilbert Student Citizen of the MonthVisit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002924Riggs Elementary - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Jax Minnis, March's City of Gilbert Student Citizen of the Month!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002598Riggs Elementary - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Riggs Elementary students Sydney Kinsinger and Alaina Meyers, who auditioned and were selected to participate in the CUSD Honors Band.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002511Riggs Elementary - (2015-2016) PE Teachers Stacy Brasel and Sarah Wagoner made arrangements for the The Arizona Coyotes to come out and run a hockey clinic for all the kids at Riggs Elementary. They taught the kids about stick handling, safety and strategy. The kids ran drills which also enforced hand eye coordination. The Arizona Coyotes also got the students into real game play. The students had a blast as the Coyotes played with and against them in the Hockey games!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002424Riggs Elementary - (2015-2016) The Riggs Running Club won first place at the Casteel Running Club Invitational.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002232Riggs Elementary - (2014-2015) Twenty-two Riggs staff members participated in Chandler's Relay for Life event at Basha High School on Friday, May 1st. Riggs was able to raise over $2,300 with all donations going to the American Cancer Society.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A001325Riggs Elementary - (2014-2015) The Arizona Department of Education announced that Riggs Elementary earned an 'A' grade for the 2013-2014 school-year. Furthermore, Riggs Elementary was ranked in the top 100 schools Arizona (out of 1,741 schools ranked). Arizona Department of Education Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A001379Riggs Elementary - (2013-2014) Riggs Elementary third grade students recently participated in a field trip titled 'Chores for Charity.' Students completed chores at home, raising a grade level total of $2,285. The students purchased items up to their allotted amount. After their shopping excursion, students traveled to The Chandler Food Bank and delivered the 1,909 pounds of food. The food provided 1,490 meals to needy families in the Chandler area.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A001226Riggs Elementary - (2013-2014) The Arizona Department of Education announced that Riggs Elementary received an A Grade for the 2012-13 school year. Arizona Department of Education Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A000915Riggs Elementary - (2012-2013) Selling Kona Ice is a quarterly, sixth grade fund raiser at Riggs Elementary. Profits earned help to offset costs for science camp and other field trips, which help supplement CUSD's curriculum. However, this last Friday, the sixth grade students and staff unanimously decided to give all the proceeds from the afternoon Kona Ice sale to a current fifth grade student who is battling a form of malignant brain tumor called Medulloblastoma.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A000996Riggs Elementary - (2012-2013) Riggs Elementary's Relay for Life team participated in an event held on May 3 at Basha High School. The team of 17 teachers (Lyn Larson, Sara Marianella, Laura Giordano, Ellissa White, Elijah Kinder, Kim Agostini, Suzanne Rotert, Stacy Brasel, Tammy Bostaph, Corey Swint Kerri Freed, Katie Hunot, Taylor George, Carol Johnson, Kim Sanders, Becky McCaffrey and Joni Oerter) was able to raise $3,273.01 for the American Cancer Society.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A000812Riggs Elementary - (2012-2013) Congratulations to Riggs Elementary second grade teacher Lisa Hankinson. Lisa recently received the KTAR Homeroom Hero Award during a presentation in her classroom. Lisa accepted a lovely plaque, certificate and a $500 gift card from KTAR representatives.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A000824Riggs Elementary - (2012-2013) The Sun Lakes International Peace Poster contest winners were recognized in December. Riggs Elementary student Bailey Woods under the direction of teacher Joni Oerter was the grand prize winner.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A000830Riggs Elementary - (2012-2013) The central kitchen and Riggs Elementary were recognized by 'Fuel Up to Play 60' for their collaboration during Jump Rope for Heart.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A000753Riggs Elementary - (2012-2013) Sasha Morga, a fifth grader at Riggs Elementary in DeeAnn Schertz's class, will represent Chandler Unified in the National Association for Pupil Transportation poster contest in conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A000708Riggs Elementary - (2012-2013) The Arizona Department of Education announced that Riggs Elementary received an A Grade for the 2011-12 school year. Arizona Department of Education Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A000188Riggs Elementary - (2011-2012) Chandler Unified has eight NCEA 2011 Arizona higher performing schools. The schools were recognized at a special recognition event by the Arizona Business and Education Coalition on November 29. Jacobson Elementary, CTA Goodman, CTA Independence, CTA Liberty, CTA Freedom, Hamilton Prep, Riggs Elementary, and Santan Elementary.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A000169Riggs Elementary - (2011-2012) Riggs was recognized by the National Center for Educational Achievement Recognition as a Higher Performing School.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A000170Riggs Elementary - (2011-2012) The Arizona Department of Education announced that Riggs Elementary received the top rating of 'Excelling' with an A grade for the 2010-11 school year. Arizona Department of Education Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A000171Riggs Elementary - (2011-2012) Riggs Elementary takes pride in its annual tradition of recognizing and honoring its heroes during its Veteran's Day Celebration.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A000172Riggs Elementary - (2011-2012) A 6th grade team representing Riggs Elementary, received top honors by placing 1st in the Chandler Unified School District's Battle of the Books competition.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A000173Riggs Elementary - (2011-2012) As a compliment to its strong language arts program, Riggs strives to bring top-notch author presentations to its students, among those this year included 2012 Newberry winning author, Jack Gantos.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A000095Riggs Elementary - (2011-2012) Under the direction of teachers DeeAnn Schertz and Nichole Glenn, Riggs Elementary, fifth grade students prepared 'Sweet Treats for Troops' for the holidays. They gathered the cardboard tubes from the Riso machines that are usually discarded and gave them to the students to decorate, fill up with treats and a note from the student. The tubes were sent to soldiers in Afghanistan to provide them encouragement and a sweet treat.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A000096Riggs Elementary - (2011-2012) Seventeen of the 19 winners in in the City of Chandler's eighth annual fourth grade environmental art contest were CUSD students. There were nearly 1,000 entries in the contest this year. Riggs Elementary: Paola Ortiz.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A000062Riggs Elementary - (2011-2012) Sixth graders conducted a water audit that showed they were using 139,000 gallons of water during the school year. By placing new aerators on the bathroom faucets only, the water use dropped to 93,000 gallons of water per school year. The new aerators the sixth grade class installed are saving the school about 46,000 gallons of water per year.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer

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