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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    Congratulations to Chiara Banda, Tania Pariva and Taylor Estrella who won 3rd Place in Earth & Planetary Science, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2020 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Energy Essentials. HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    Congratulations to Allyson Cherry, Anna Carlson and Ella Muller who won 1st Place in Earth & Planetary Science, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2020 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Rollicking Roller. HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Superintendent's Student Citizenship Award winner: Alex Kim is always prepared, goes above and beyond on every assignment and does it without pomp and circumstance. Alex is often seen helping his peers finish assignments without being asked. He quietly models great behavior inside and outside the classroom. He can always be counted on to be the example for his peers.
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    Barnes and Noble Book Fair
    CTA Independence held its inaugural Barnes and Noble Book Fair. Hawk Harmony (choir) sang beautiful songs and student council members wrapped presents for donations. The evening concluded with the reading of The Polar Express by Principal Dr. Frank Hendricsen.
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    Daddy Daughter Dance
    CTA Independence held their annual Daddy Daughter Dance on December 6.
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    Chiara Banda
    Congratulations to Chiara Banda whose Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest entry was selected as the school winner for CTA Independence. For over 30 years, Lions clubs around the globe have sponsored this international art contest to give children everywhere the chance to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through art and creativity. Audrey was awarded a certificate and cash prize from the Sun Lakes Lion's Club, sponsored by Intel.
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    Turkey Trot
    The CTA Independence National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) and student council sponsored our 2nd annual Turkey Trot. Frozen turkeys were donated to the Chandler Care Center during this event. Students, their families, and many staff members came out and walked a mile on a beautiful Saturday morning for a special cause!
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    The Arizona Department of Education announced that CTA Independence received an "A" grade for the 2018-19 school year.
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    Veterans Day Celebration
    CTA Independence invited the friends and family members of our students who have served or currently serving our country to celebrate. Students shared poems and essays that they wrote honoring our veterans. The 4th grade students also sang songs paying tribute to each branch of the military. Veterans Day Celebration - November 2019
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    National Elementary Honor Society
    Thirty-five sixth grade students from CTA Independence were inducted into the National Elementary Honor Society. These students were selected as they have maintained a GPA of 90% or better since second semester of fourth grade and have demonstrated good character through their learning behavior grades.
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    Chiara Banda
    Congratulations to Chiara Banda who won the 6th grade Peace Poster Contest for CTA Independence.
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    Arctic Adventure Book Fair
    CTA Independence Fall Book Fair was a huge success! The "Artic Adventure" Book Fair allowed students to find a new book and an opportunity to donate a book to their classrooms!
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    Elementary National Honor Society
    CTA Independence National Elementary Honor Society students toured and visited with Hamilton High social worker Rajani Rastogi. She took them into the Mindfulness room for a session. The students also met with NHS (National Honor Society) students and Husky Helpers. For the past two years, CTA Independence National Elementary Honor Society students have donated gift cards to help homeless and underprivileged students and families at Hamilton.
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    Congratulations to 4th graders Addison Shell from Brandi Halstead's class, Navya Jain from Erin Banda's class and Kayleigh Cheng from Megan Asad's class who were among nineteen winners out of over 700 entries in the City of Chandler Environmental Art Contest. Their work will be displayed in the City of Chandler calendar next year. The contest is designed to illustrate the importance of reducing waste, conserving water and preventing pollution. It is also an opportunity for students to learn more about environmental stewardship in their community and can become a catalyst for environmental education in the classroom. City of Chandler: Environmental Art Contest website
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    Chess Team
    Congratulations to the CTA Independence Chess Team for taking 5th out of 89 teams at the Governor's Cup Chess Tournament.
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    Alexander Zhu
    Congratulations to 3rd grader Alexander Zhu who took first place in his division at the 2019 Governor's Cup chess tournament. Alex was undefeated in the tournament.
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    Kids Express
    Congratulations to CTA Independence Kids Express, which was named the Program of the Year by the Arizona Community Education Association.
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    CTA Independence, A Plus School
    A+ School of Excellence:  Congratulations to all of the students, faculty, and staff of CTA Independence, which has been named an A+ School of Excellence™ by the Arizona Educational Foundation! A+ Schools of Excellence™ is a comprehensive school assessment program that challenges school teams to work together to identify areas of excellence in teaching, learning, climate, community building, and leadership. A+ Schools are celebrated and recognized as outstanding. Earning the highly prestigious A+ designation spotlights the positive successes happening in public schools every day! Arizona Educational Foundation A+ Schools of Excellence
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    Dino-Mite book fair
    Dinosaurs came to visit CTA Independence during the "Dino-Mite" book fair. Jennifer Lundgren, the librarian, and Toni Kyle, third grade teacher, befriended him.
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    HISEF 2019 Award Winners
    Congratulations to 5th Grade award winners Samyak Duggirala and Alex Kim who won 2nd Place in Engineering at the 2019 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Egg celent Experiment. HISEF 2019 Award Winners
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    HISEF 2019 Award Winners
    Congratulations to 5th Grade award winners Aaron Cao, Rampranav Maremanda and Dominic Servino who won Honorable Mention in Environmental Sciences at the 2019 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Egg prot-"egg"tion. HISEF 2019 Award Winners
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    CTA Independence National Elementary Honor Society
    CTA Independence National Elementary Honor Society raised more than $3,000 in gift cards toward school supplies, clothing, gas, and groceries for the Hamilton High school homeless.
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    National Elementary Honor Society inductees
    Thirty-eight sixth grade students from CTA Independence were inducted into the National Elementary Honor Society in November. Since the second semester of fourth grade, these students have maintained a GPA of 90% or better along with an 89% or better on Behaviors the Promote Learning.
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    Katie Wong
    Congratulations to 6th grader Katie Wong, CTA Independence's Peace Poster Winner awarded by the Sun Lakes Rotary Club.
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    Rocky Engle
    Congratulations to Rocky Engle, winner of CTA Independence's 2018 Spelling Bee.
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    Audrey Askins, Eric Bell, and Alexa Gonzales
    Congratulations to Audrey Askins, Eric Bell and Alexa Gonzales who were named Teacher of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and 6th Grade Student of the Year for CTA Independence.
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    Kairui Dai
    Congratulations to Kairui Dai, CTA Independence 3rd grader, who was selected as one of 12 winners in the 14th Annual Valley Metro Cool Transit STUFF 3rd Grade Art Contest. Over 370 students entered from 36 schools across the Valley. Valley Metro Cool Transit STUFF Art Contest website
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    Parent comment: "Dr. Frank Hendricsen and Ms. Everson,
    Thank you for your kind words, welcoming nature and smooth transition mid-year for our sweet second grader! It has been a fabulous experience from the front office staff support to communication with Ms. Everson all the way to the student council president offering a tour to our daughter on day 1! You guys are the best, and your attention to detail and customer service is impressive!!"

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    National Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Day
    Students and staff all wore blue on National Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Day and donated a dollar to go towards finding a cure.
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    Frank Hendricsen
    Principal Dr. Frank Hendricesen was recognized at the Capitol over break for his NAESP (National Association of Elementary School Principals) National Distinguished Principal status.
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    Jennifer Pearce
    Congratulations to CTA Independence first grade teacher Jennifer Pearce who was recognized in the East Valley Tribune's "Best of Chandler" awards!
    • Best Elementary School Teacher: CTA-Independence, Jennifer Pearce, First Grade Teacher.
    The Choice is Yours: CTA Independence!
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    The Cultural Fair Committee, teachers and staff
    CTA Independence staff, students and families celebrated their 3rd Annual Cultural Fair by enjoying student performances, viewing decorated hallways that displayed student work and research about various countries around the world, and building community as families enjoyed dinner together with many food truck options available. An amazing night for our community! 3rd Annual Cultural Fair Photo Album
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    Service learning night at Feed My Starving Children
    CTA Independence staff, students and families came together for a service learning night at Feed My Starving Children. Together, we boxed 46,656 meals that will serve 127 kids in the Philippines for a year! Volunteering at Feed My Starving Children
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    Dr. Frank Hendricsen, National Distinguished Principal AZ for 2018
    Congratulations to CTA Independence principal Dr. Frank Hendricsen on being named National Distinguished Principal for Arizona 2018 by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). NAESP's National Distinguished Principals (NDP) program website
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    Congratulations to 6th Grade award winners Kera Medhi and Andrew Lee who won Water Wise Award in Environmental Sciences at the 2018 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Sheds of Water. HISEF 2018 Award Winners
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    National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) adviser Michele Dussault and council members Lori Walter and Becky Babcock inducted 18 sixth grade students into the NEHS.
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    National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) Gift of Caring raised $3,855 for homeless/underprivileged students and families at Hamilton High.
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    Hamilton and CTA Independence
    From Hamilton High: "A big shout out to CTA Independence National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) for raising funds for our Homeless/underprivileged students and families at Hamilton! Wow, we are truly humbled by the support from these NEHS students and counselor, Michele Dussault, for organizing this amazing holiday fundraiser! We are also humbled by the generosity and compassion from these little kids with big hearts. Thank you, CTA Independence!"
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    Patriotic Flag Ceremony
    CTA Independence kindergarten and 1st grade students celebrated Veteran's Day with a patriotic flag ceremony.
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    CTA Independence Cereal Drive
    CTA Independence student council organized a school wide cereal drive benefiting the Chandler CARE Center and donated more than 1,000 boxes of cereal! Chandler CARE Center
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    Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Fundraiser
    Students at CTA Independence wore blue and donated $1 each (although many donated more) to go towards the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
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    Prescott Pines Science Camp
    CTA Independence 6th graders attended Prescott Pines Science Camp!
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    Our wonderful PTO purchased 12 tablets for our Media Center
    Our wonderful PTO purchased 12 tablets for our Media Center. Now our students can come in before school, during the day and after school to take AR tests on these great tablets.
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    CTA Independence participated in a service learning project called H2O for Life
    The 2016-2017 Global University students at CTA Independence participated in a service learning project called H2O for Life. After taking a vote, they decided on two projects and earned more than $3,200. The money enabled one school to build a well and another school to build a rain catchment tank in Uganda. Our students studied issues surrounding the water crisis, learned about their partner school community and country, as well as showed tremendous pride in the project.
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    Global University students at CTA Independence
    Global University students investigate how to conserve our fresh water sources with the City of Chandler. During the activity our students were given a faucet aerator to minimize the amount of water used in a day. This year they will save 328,155 gallons of water as a result.
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    World Diabetes Day Activities at CTA Independence
    CTA Independence students participated in support World Diabetes Day on November 14th. Students wore blue in recognition of diabetes and also brought donation to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). One of our current students, Ryder, does have Juvenile Diabetes and is a champion for a cure and a leader on our campus.
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    Scarlet Summers
    Scarlet Summers was the Arizona winner of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a nationwide recipe challenge for kids that promotes cooking and healthy eating as part of the First Lady's initiative. Her prize winning dish was Scarlet's Southwest Barack-a-Bowl. She will travel to Washington D.C. in July to attend a kids' "state dinner" at the White House, hosted by Michelle Obama. Healthy Lunchtime Challenge - Kids State Dinner - pbs.org
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    ZiQing Kuang
    CTA Independence student ZiQing Kuang won a national spring essay contest for Creative Communication.
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    Mark your calendar for the annual CTA Independence Math and Science Night. Staff, students and families are looking forward to a fun night with science experiments by Mad Science, animal displays from The Pet Shop, fun math games at all grade levels, experience Google Cardboard and take part in a STEM challenge hosted by our Dads Club! Science experiments conducted at all grade levels will be on display along with our 5th and 6th grade projects chosen to move on to HISEF this year.
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    CTA Independence student ZiQuing Kuang took 1st place in the Writing K-4 Category for the Creative Expression Competition sponsored by the City of Chandler.
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