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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    Congratulations to Soham Joshi, Varin Hoskoti and Krish Gopalan who won Honorable Mention in Chemistry, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2020 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Cheaper Water Filtration. HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    Congratulations to Sumedh Sangam, Keiserinne Li and Michael Simon who won 1st Place in Engineering, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2020 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Solar Success. HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Chandler Innovation Fair
    Congratulations to the KGA 6th grade for their project titled Sight Sense, winner of the Waymo Invention Award and the Grand Canyon University Invention Convention Award in the Invention Convention category at the 2020 Chandler Innovation Fair. CIF 2020 Award Winners
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    Congratulations to Micah Knipmeyer and Grayson Cagle who won 2nd Place in Engineering, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2020 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Piezoelectric Scooters. HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    Congratulations to Siyaa Poddar, Sadie Brown and Kennedy In who won 2nd Place in Environmental Sciences, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2020 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled The Effectiveness of Carbon Dioxide Reduction Methods. HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    Congratulations to Ila Hatwal and Ceyda Oz who won 3rd Place in Mathematical Sciences, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2020 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Lighting Up the World. HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    Congratulations to Kyra Hogarth, Leia Lattuca and Jaelyn Sasik who won 1st Place in Medicine & Health Sciences, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2020 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Shant Be Slippin'. HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    Congratulations to Tara Nair and Sriya Mamillapalli who won 2nd Place in Behavioral & Social Sciences, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2020 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled How Math Affects Art. HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    Congratulations to Saumit Sripathi and Isaac Rubenstein who won 1st Place in Physics & Astronomy, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2020 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Plants in Simulated Martian Regolith. HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Billy Williams
    Knox Gifted Academy noon aide and resident artist Billy Williams is exhibiting his artwork around the school in celebration of Black History Month. His artwork features Jimmy Hendrix, Malcolm X/Rosa Parks/MLK, Sade, Bob Marley, Prince and Muhammad Ali. He not only makes the kids so happy at recess every day, but he also runs clubs, helps our VEX teams create unique shirts -- and now has transformed our campus with a special art gallery! Thanks for all you do, Mr. Williams! Mr. Billy Williams and Art Gallery Photo Album
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    Golf Hole Designs
    Fifth grade was all abuzz the with designing, engineering, collaborating, and dreaming of possibilities for their golf hole designs for our Science and Engineering night. This year, students could choose between working on teams to create table top golf holes or fun size ones. We can't wait for construction to begin! Golf Hole Designs Photo Album
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    Drone Club Guests
    Thank you to our special guests Todd Mowen and Sula Aerials who came in and shared their talents and knowledge with the Knox Gifted Academy Drone Club!
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    Superintendent's Student Citizenship Award winner: Ila Hatwal exemplifies the core values of KGA by her cooperation, teamwork, always seeing the possibilities, and going above and beyond to make those a reality. A compassionate leader, she is always ready to work in groups and bring out the best in her peers. Ila is kind and empathetic toward students and teachers, and continually looks for ways to help. She has a smile for everybody and makes KGA a positive experience.
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    Ananya Lakkaraju
    Fifth grader Ananya Lakkaraju was the winner in the "Kids Safe Online Cyber Security Awareness Calendar Contest." With hundreds of students from all around Arizona submitting art work, it is truly an honor to be chosen. Her family is invited to an award ceremony over spring break at the Arizona State Department of Administration in Phoenix. 7th Annual Cybersecurity Awareness Kids Safe Online Calendar Contest
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    Creating Curriculum
    Creating curriculum to meet the needs of our gifted learners that engages them and aligns with their interests is one of the best things about Knox Gifted Academy. Integrated projects are one way we do this. These projects include research, writing, debate, collaboration, engineering and design, problem solving, conceptual math, presenting to an authentic audience and so much more. With so many opportunities for learning and growing, students are excited to come to school! KGA Integrated Projects Photo Album
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    Chandler Innovation Fair Preparation
    Our fifth and sixth grades are working hard on preparing for the Chandler Innovation Fair! You can see them all around campus right now collecting data, collaborating, and constructing prototypes.
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    Kristy Braaksma
    Congratulations to Kristy Braaksma, our tech teacher, who was named our AAA Award recipient this year!
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    KGA in 2020
    The first week back after winter break at Knox Gifted Academy flew by with many activities to reconnect as a community and share about experiences we had while away. Parents came in to teach lessons for many grade levels based on their expertise and presented challenges, helping us to bond again as a campus. KGA Challenges to Start the New Year - Photo Album
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    Hour of Code
    Our Hour of Code Week has come to an end! This time spent on coding, playing with new tools, and collaborating across grade levels has creating a spark of interest in many of our students that will last a lifetime. We can't wait to see what they do next with all of their new knowledge! Hour of Code Photo Album
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    Mentors
    Our amazing fifth graders acted as mentors all week for their second grade buddy class.
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    Biosphere 2 Field Trip
    Every year the 6th graders take a yearly trip to Biosphere 2. Part of what they learn about is the integration of various earth systems and how changes to these systems cause widespread changes to the planet as a whole because of their interconnectedness. 6th graders spend the three days as citizen scientists and learning about being stewards of the earth and making decisions that are environmentally conscious.
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    Class Pangolin
    This impactful 5th grader decided to adopt a class pangolin for her birthday this year -- another great example of thinking of our global community and being an empathetic role model.
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    Giving Thanks Parade
    The Knox campus put on our 8th annual Giving Thanks Parade. Students created displays to be seen in the parade as well as entertain our community guests with music. Giving Thanks Parade Photo Album
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    Bread From Around the World Celebration
    Our Knox Gifted Academy community enjoyed the Bread From Around the World celebration, where stories of family traditions were shared by parents, students, and staff.
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    Chandler CARE Center Donations
    Our Knox Gifted Academy community came together and was able to collect and donate 1,550 items to Chandler CARE Center to help families celebrate Thanksgiving and beyond. Since the goal was reached, every student will get a lollipop! Thank you to everyone who donated.
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    Congratulations to Knox Gifted Academy third grader Puranjay Madupu who took 1st place in the Math League Competition and pushed Knox into 4th place.
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    The Arizona Department of Education announced that Knox Gifted Academy received an "A" grade for the 2018-19 school year.
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    Veterans Day Celebration
    What an amazing Veterans Day celebration! It is always such a heartfelt morning that brings tears to all of our eyes as students read original poems and narratives, patriotic songs are sung by all, and Chandler High color guard presents the flag. Each veteran was greeted with a medal of value created by fifth grade students that they were able to wear for the celebration.
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    Fall Festival
    Knox Gifted Academy celebrated our annual Fall Festival on November 8. The night included DIY games and activities created by students and families, bouncers, food, dancing, a dunk tank, and throwing pies at your teachers! Such a fun night for our community to enjoy. There are always so many KGA alumni that attend, as well, that makes it an even more special night!
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    Congratulations to Knox Gifted Academy teacher, Kristy Braaksma, who was one of five CUSD teachers surprised Thursday, October 31 with a 2019 Fiesta Bowl Wishes for Teachers grant.
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    Student Plays
    Knox Gifted Academy fifth graders did an amazing job last week with their student written plays. Thank you to Kristin Moran and our performing arts program for making their ideas and stories come to life!
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    Cardboard Challenge
    Knox Gifted Academy's schoolwide cardboard challenge was featured in the SanTan Sun News. SanTan Sun News: Operation cardboard
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    Cardboard Challenge
    Inspired by the book Walker in Time by Helen Hughes Vick, KGA fourth graders crafted beautiful pieces for the cardboard challenge that are now on display at the Eddie Basha Collection through the end of October. The Eddie Basha Collection website
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    Cardboard Challenge
    We are so honored and grateful to the Chandler Museum for giving our sixth grader's cardboard challenge creations a place in their WWII exhibit! Chandler Museum website
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    Our second grade made and sold crafts, raising $1,138.00 to donate to the Follow Your Heart Animal Rescue group.
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    The students of Knox Gifted Academy ranked 2nd in the state in the AzMerit test.
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    ARF Musical
    Knox fourth graders did an amazing job with their musical, "ARF!" -- the first musical of the year for our campus.
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    Cardboard Challenge
    The entire Knox Gifted Academy campus is carefully calculating their design ideas in order to communicate their creative journey with cardboard during our annual Cardboard Challenge! We can't wait for their audiences to see their end products as well as hear about their process. Cardboard Challenge Photo Album
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    Dot day Celebration
    On Friday, September 13, Knox Gifted Academy held their annual Dot Day celebration. This is a day to showcase who each individual child is, what makes them special, and what his/her interests are. KGA's 7 Cs of creativity were showcased around every corner. Highlights from the day included walking the fence line to view the Ish Gallery (where we celebrated every student as an artist), exploring the dot garden (where each student created a dot that represents them), and experiencing the wide range of activities for the kids around campus. There was coding, art, problem solving, engineering, learning new languages, and -- most importantly -- connecting as a community.
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    Student Council Elections
    What an amazing year of student council elections! We couldn't be more proud of this group and the bravery they showed by putting themselves out there. We are so impressed with their speeches and personal displays. Here are just a few of the things they had to say: "Everyone should be given an opportunity to speak up and advocate for themselves." "I am driven by a passion to give people opportunities." "I will roll up my sleeves and work for you." and "The magic of our school ripples across campus because we are allowed to flourish."
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    Grandparents Day
    Celebrating Grandparent's Day at Knox is always an amazing opportunity to celebrate and connect with our community as well as offer leadership roles to our upper elementary students to greet them and direct them to their right locations.
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    Cardboard Challenge
    Fifth grade worked on their craft while using appropriate tools strategically and attending to precision in order to create a 10 cm perfect cube out of cardboard with a lid that is able to open. This was a challenging task in preparation for our schoolwide Cardboard Challenge at the end of the quarter.
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    KGA students Sanchit and Vedant Dhingra made an inspiring video to encourage donations to the Chandler Education Foundation Cash for Classrooms campaign on their own at home. We are so impressed with their collaboration and creativity while creating something to help others and pay it forward.

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    Photography Club
    Clubs are one way we meet the needs and interests of our students as well as a great way to build community on campus. Photography club is up and running and off to a great start using Polaroid technology to explore photography guidelines.
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    Knox Gifted Academy third grader Daniel Yan is competing in the World Youth Chess Championship. The 2019 World Youth Chess Championship is the world's top-level youth chess event. The main competition venue is located in Weifang International Leisure Sports Town (Shandong, China).
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    1st place chess team
    Congratulations to Knox Gifted Academy chess students who won 1st place (K-3) in the 2019 Govenor's Cup.
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    Maker Faire
    Knox Gifted Academy held its annual Maker Faire on Friday, May 17. Students in grades kindergarten through sixth shared their design process and innovative ideas from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with lunch on the lawn with their families. There were 200 indoor and outdoor booths, showcasing students' talents.
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    Lynn Weed
    The Chandler Chamber of Commerce surprised Principal Lynn Weed on Friday, May 10 with the 2019 Administrator of the Year award. She will be recognized at an awards dinner on May 31 at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino.
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    Knox 4th and 5th grade girls
    Congratulations to our 4th and 5th grade girls, 1st Place winners in the 2019 All Girls Math Tournament.
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    Arizona Science and Engineering Fair
    Mikey Cozza, Emmy Anderson and Elizabeth Barlow won 2nd Place in Elementary Division: Engineering (EN) for the project titled A Helping Hand at the 2019 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair. Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) website
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