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    Divider and spacer Veterans Day CelebrationVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007864Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2019-2020) 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 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer National Elementary Honor SocietyVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007830Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2019-2020) 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.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Chiara BandaVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007745Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2019-2020) Congratulations to Chiara Banda who won the 6th grade Peace Poster Contest for CTA Independence.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Arctic Adventure Book FairVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007551Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2019-2020) 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!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Elementary National Honor SocietyVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007278Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2018-2019) 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.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007411Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2018-2019) 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 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Chess TeamVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007212Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2018-2019) Congratulations to the CTA Independence Chess Team for taking 5th out of 89 teams at the Governor's Cup Chess Tournament.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Alexander ZhuVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007213Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2018-2019) 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.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Kids ExpressVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006977Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2018-2019) Congratulations to CTA Independence Kids Express, which was named the Program of the Year by the Arizona Community Education Association.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer CTA Independence, A Plus SchoolVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006945Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2018-2019) 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 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer HISEF 2019 Award WinnersVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006496Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2018-2019) 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 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer HISEF 2019 Award WinnersVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006497Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2018-2019) 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 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Dino-Mite book fairVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006650Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2018-2019) Dinosaurs came to visit CTA Independence during the "Dino-Mite" book fair. Jennifer Lundgren, the librarian, and Toni Kyle, third grade teacher, befriended him.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer CTA Independence National Elementary Honor SocietyVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006238Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2018-2019) 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.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer National Elementary Honor Society inducteesVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006155Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2018-2019) 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.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Kairui DaiVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006113Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2018-2019) 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 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Katie WongVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006114Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2018-2019) Congratulations to 6th grader Katie Wong, CTA Independence's Peace Poster Winner awarded by the Sun Lakes Rotary Club.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Rocky EngleVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006115Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Rocky Engle, winner of CTA Independence's 2018 Spelling Bee.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Audrey Askins, Eric Bell, and Alexa GonzalesVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006112Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2018-2019) 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.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006055Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2018-2019) 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!!"
     
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer National Juvenile Diabetes Foundation DayVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006000Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2018-2019) Students and staff all wore blue on National Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Day and donated a dollar to go towards finding a cure.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Frank HendricsenVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005860Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2018-2019) Principal Dr. Frank Hendricesen was recognized at the Capitol over break for his NAESP (National Association of Elementary School Principals) National Distinguished Principal status.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Jennifer PearceVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005846Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2018-2019) 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! 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer The Cultural Fair Committee, teachers and staffVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005790Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2018-2019) 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 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Service learning night at Feed My Starving ChildrenVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005323Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2017-2018) 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 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Dr. Frank Hendricsen, National Distinguished Principal AZ for 2018Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005111Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2017-2018) 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 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004830Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2017-2018) 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 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004541Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2017-2018) National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) adviser Michele Dussault and council members Lori Walter and Becky Babcock inducted 18 sixth grade students into the NEHS.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004542Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2017-2018) National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) Gift of Caring raised $3,855 for homeless/underprivileged students and families at Hamilton High.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Hamilton and CTA IndependenceVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004475Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2017-2018) 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!"  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Patriotic Flag CeremonyVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004309Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2017-2018) CTA Independence kindergarten and 1st grade students celebrated Veteran's Day with a patriotic flag ceremony.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer CTA Independence Cereal DriveVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004253Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2017-2018) 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 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation FundraiserVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004254Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2017-2018) Students at CTA Independence wore blue and donated $1 each (although many donated more) to go towards the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Prescott Pines Science CampVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004149Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2017-2018) CTA Independence 6th graders attended Prescott Pines Science Camp!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Our wonderful PTO purchased 12 tablets for our Media CenterVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003870Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2017-2018) 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.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer CTA Independence participated in a service learning project called H2O for LifeVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003809Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2016-2017) 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.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Global University students at CTA IndependenceVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003321Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2016-2017) 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.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer World Diabetes Day Activities at CTA IndependenceVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003223Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2016-2017) 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.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Scarlet SummersVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003044Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2015-2016) 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 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer ZiQing KuangVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002721Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2015-2016) CTA Independence student ZiQing Kuang won a national spring essay contest for Creative Communication.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002362Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2015-2016) 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.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002195Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2014-2015) Ananya Anand, a 4th grade student at CTA Independence took 3rd place in the Writing K-4 Category for the Creative Expression Competition sponsored by the City of Chandler.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002214Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2014-2015) Fourth grade student ZiQing Kuang took first place in the Writing K-4 Category for the Creative Expression Competition sponsored by the City of Chandler.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002215Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2014-2015) Ananya Anand, 4th grade student at CTA Independence, took 3rd place in the Writing K-4 Category for the Creative Expression Competition sponsored by the City of Chandler.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002216Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2014-2015) CTA Independence students Veronica Yang (3rd grade), Victoria Yang (4th grade) and William Yang (1st grade) won 2nd place in the Performance Arts K-4 Category for the Creative Expression Competition sponsored by the City of Chandler.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002194Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2014-2015) 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.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002181Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2014-2015) Chandler High, Hamilton High, Bogle Junior High and CTA Independence had several student winners in the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Voices of Democracy and Patriot's Pen competitions for Post 8053. These winners advanced to the district level and compete with other VFW Post winners for an opportunity to win at the state level, and national level. VFW Student Winners 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002145Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2014-2015) CTA Independence won big at a local school competition shopping event at Costco in September. They were the school with the highest registered sales that evening and in return received two cases of copy paper and a pallet of Kirkland signature water. They now have 1,920 bottles of water to replenish their emergency supplies.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002163Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2014-2015) Under the guidance of Katie Rigby, Audrey Askins and Kenneth Morris, the CTA Independence student council cereal drive was a huge success. Grade levels and classes challenged each other over the course of two weeks, with the winning classroom collecting 73 boxes. In the end, students donated more than 1,600 boxes of cereal for the Chandler CARE Center, more than doubling their goal.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002118Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2014-2015) Mrs. Dusasult, School Counselor at CTA Independence, was runner-up in the notMYkid East Valley Schools Scholarship Program. CTA Independence will be awarded one sponsored notMYkid presentation.  
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