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  • Now Hiring Bus Drivers

    Posted by Community Relations on 11/9/2017

    Now Hiring


    • Bus Drivers
    • Bus Attendants

     

    Call Jerrald Goodman at 480-812-7296 with any questions. 

     

    Apply Online

    Jim Moore Bus Driver - Now Hiring Bus Drivers/ Bus Attendants

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  • Now Hiring Food and Nutrition Workers

    Posted by CUSD Human Resources on 11/6/2017

    NOW Hiring: 

     

    Food & Nutrition Worker I & II
    Food & Nutrition Cashier I & II
    Food & Nutrition Managers

     

    Various sites, full and part time work available!

     

    Apply Online 

    Food Service Worker - Now Hiring Graphic

     

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  • Hull Student Appears on American Nija Warrior

    Posted by Kimberly Guevara on 10/23/2017

    Cole

    Fifth grade student, Cole Kostoryz, at Hull Elementary recently appeared on an episode of American Ninja Warrior to support Autism Awareness. #cusdstory Jane D. Hull Elementary

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  • Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary Teacher Leaves on Deployment

    Posted by Community Relations Department on 10/13/2017

    Mark Sobol and Family with Frank Narducci

    Prior to break, Hartford Sylvia Encinas students and staff said goodbye to beloved PE teacher Mark Sobol as he left for a 1 year deployment with the US Army. They invited Mark’s family and surprised him with an all school patriotic assembly. Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education Frank Narducci was in attendance and helped send off Mark with well wishes.

     

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  • Gearing up for the Holidays

    Posted by Community Relations Department on 10/6/2017

    CARE Center Logo

     

    The Chandler CARE Center is preparing for our annual Thanksgiving Family Assistance Day (Saturday, November 18) and needs your help to make it a success.

     

    Donations of the following items are still very much in need (by November 15):

    • Whole, frozen turkeys
    • Canned fruits
    • 2 pound bags of dry pinto beans
    • Cereal
    • Boxed stuffing
    • Desserts (boxed, dry such as pudding and Jell-O mixes, cake mix)
    • Canned vegetables and soup
    • 2 pound bags of rice
    • Instant mashed potatoes
    • Side dishes (pasta, mac & cheese, casseroles, etc.)
    • Toiletries and hygiene Items (shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, etc.)
    • Paper goods (paper towels, tissue, toilet paper)


    Thank you as always for your support!

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  • CUSD Students Excel on ACT/SAT Scores

    Posted by Community Relations Department on 10/2/2017

    The ACT is a national college entrance exam. Unlike most districts, Chandler Unified District tests all juniors to provide us with a national benchmark. Below are the figures for all population and students who choose to take the ACT as seniors, which may be more helpful when comparing to peer schools in Arizona and the nation.

     

    Total Tested        
    CUSD Self-Selected Students             287
    CUSD All Students Tested                  3,232
    State                                               42,232

     

    English
    CUSD Self-Selected Students             26.3
    CUSD All Students Tested                  20.4
    State                                               18.6

     

    Math
    CUSD Self-Selected Students             26.5
    CUSD All Students Tested                  21.1
    State                                               19.8

     

    Reading
    CUSD Self-Selected Students             26.3
    CUSD All Students Tested                  21.3 
    State                                               20.1

     

    Science
    CUSD Self-Selected Students             25.9
    CUSD All Students Tested                  21.0 
    State                                               19.8

     

    Composite
    CUSD Self-Selected Students              26.4
    CUSD All Students Tested                   21.1
    State                                                19.37

     

    SAT Scores 

    Total Tested
    CUSD Self-Selected Students                                                  815
    CUSD Composite Average                                                       1,232
    CUSD Evidence Based Reading and Writing Average                  606.1
    CUSD Mathematics Average                                                    622.1

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  • National Merit Semifinalists Named

    Posted by Community Relations on 9/27/2017

    National Merit Semifinalist graphic

     

    CUSD had a record 38 National Merit semifinalists! We wish them luck in becoming National Merit Scholars. They are among 16,000 semifinalists nationwide out of more than 1.6 million students. In May, 7,500 finalists will be chosen to win the scholarship. Look for student spotlights on these students on the district Facebook and Twitter accounts. #CUSDStory

     

    ACP-Erie: 
    • Troy Gilchrist 
    • Hope Melton
    • Keene Patarakun
    • Erin Broas 
    • Nathan Rowan

    Basha High: 
    • Jin Ni
    • Rohit Nandakumar

    Chandler High: 
    • Brian Nguyen
    • Travis Covitz
    • Seth Chun
    • Jonathan Chiou 
    • Daphne Baker

    Hamilton High: 
    • Jerry Zhu
    • Brian Yu
    • Jane Wang
    • Alisha Verma
    • Emily Van Camp
    • Dorothy Tung
    • Greyson Smith
    • Jewel Raske
    • Karthik Rajkumar
    • Maggie Lyons
    • Shardul Kothapalli
    • Sachin Konan
    • Samantha Kamath
    • Sachin Jaishankar
    • Somil Jain
    • Lena Han
    • Alisha Goyal
    • Sarah Gilliam
    • Adam Chismar
    • Arnav Bawa
    • Ishaan Bakhle
    • Robin Bails

    Perry High: 
    • Bria Welch
    • Christopher Smith
    • Prahlad Sankrti
    • Jacob Breinholt

     

     

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  • Two Top 10 Teachers Hail from CUSD

    Posted by Community Relations on 9/25/2017

    Allison Davis from Knox Gifted Academy and Erica Davis from Basha High were selected as top 10 finalists for the Arizona Teacher of the Year program. We wish these teachers good luck in becoming the Arizona Teacher of the Year!

     

    Allison Davis  Allison Davis, a kindergarten teacher at Knox Gifted Academy, believes that learning should be fun, active and hands-on. She encourages her students to apply knowledge, take risks and make connections in order to better understand the world around them. Students in her classroom see themselves not as students who are there to learn from her, but instead as problem solvers on a collaborative journey to discover new ideas. Her students are challenged to think flexibly, work together, and communicate effectively in order to find and solve problems while learning something new everyday.

     

     

     

     

     

    Erica Davis Erica Davis has been a teacher at Basha High School for the past 13 years, and currently teaches AP Literature and AP Seminar. Her favorite part about teaching is supporting her students in and outside of the classroom, as she can be seen at many different campus events cheering them on. Her proudest accomplishment is helping to develop the “Basha Gives Back” senior project and guiding students to make an impact on their community. As the chair of the campus’ recognition committee, she promotes positive relationships among colleagues and students.

     

     

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  • Daughters of Revolution Donate Constitution to CUSD Schools

    Posted by Community relations on 9/22/2017

    Principals hold posters

    The Gila Butte branch of the Daughters of the American Revolution, represented by Carolyn Hawkins, donated 85 posters of the Constitution to CUSD’s junior high and high schools. In addition, they gave 20 copies of the Declaration to the district for teachers as part of Constitution week this week. Carolyn Hawkins said “I'm so proud of the Chandler schools. No other district I know of is so dedicated in celebrating Constitution Week.”

     

     

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  • Patriot Day Remembrance Events from Around the District

    Posted by Community Relations Department on 9/18/2017

    Little Girl with Flag

    CUSD schools commemorated Patriot Day with a variety of activities to help students learn about one of our country’s worst tragedies. Pictures are featured on the CUSD Facebook page www.Facebook.com/ChandlerUnified

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  • CUSD's Life Skills Program Partners With AZCEND Food Bank

    Posted by Community Relations Department on 9/15/2017

    PLACE Students

    CUSD’s life skills and work program “Preparatory Life Achievement Center of Education” or PLACE has has partnered with AZCEND Food Bank this year. The entire class volunteers the first and second Friday of every month. Young adults work for 1.5-2 hours making food boxes/carts and taking the food out to waiting clients. Young adults take carts from station to station, collecting food in their cart, put it on the scale to be weighed, take the cart out to waiting clients and then repeat the process. Some young adults stay at stations and put food into the carts while others stock shelves, stack crates, unload food, clean or move food from the warehouse to the pantry.

     

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  • Jacobson Elementary Student Honored

    Posted by Community Relations Department on 9/13/2017

    Charlotte Gould

    Fourth grader Charlotte Gould of Jacobson Elementary was honored by Barrow Neurological Foundation at St. Joseph's Hospital for her community awareness efforts and financial contributions to the Cleft & Craniofacial Center. Charlotte received her very own brass butterfly on the Wall of Donors. She is the only child to receive such an honor.

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  • CUSD Excels on AZMerit Three Straight Years

    Posted by Community Relations Department on 9/11/2017

    Chandler Unified School District continues to outperform peers, as AzMERIT results show Chandler students scored better than the state average in every grade level and subject area for the third straight year.


    The AzMERIT scores, released by the Arizona Department of Education on Wednesday, illustrate the hard work and dedication of Chandler Unified students, teachers and leaders.

     

    CUSD highlights:

    • Chandler Unified students outperformed the charter average of students passing the Mathematics test on average by 9 percentage points.
    • Chandler Unified students outperformed the state average of students passing the English Language Arts test on average by 15 percentage points.
    • Chandler Unified students outperformed the charter average of students passing the English Language Arts test on average by 6 percentage points.
    • Chandler Unified students outperformed the state average of students passing the Mathematics test on average by 16 percentage points.
    • ACP Oakland ranked second and Knox Gifted Academy fifth on math proficiency
    • Knox Gifted Academy finished third and ACP Oakland ninth on ELA proficiency
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  • Perry High Senior Recognized

    Posted by Community Relations Department on 9/6/2017

    Kylie Hatch  Perry High senior Kylie Hatch won first runner up in the “Distinguished Young Women” program for Arizona. She received scholarship money in the categories of talent (piano), physical fitness, self-expression and judge’s interview. She received a total of $3,600 in scholarship money, along with half tuition paid to either ASU or UofA.

     

     

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  • Letter to Parents

    Posted by Frank Narducci and Craig Gilbert on 8/28/2017

    August 28, 2017

     

    Dear parents,

     

    We thank you for choosing Chandler Unified School District for your child’s educational experience. We’d like to share some important educational opportunities for our parents. These programs will be at Hamilton and Perry High and are open to all CUSD parents.

     

    Here are links to these programs:

     

    In addition, there are a number of opportunities in the community that you may feel of value. One will be a suicide prevention town hall at the Gilbert High auditorium from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on September 14. Various law enforcement, mental health professionals, including suicide and substance abuse prevention specialists and students will serve on a panel.

     

    We encourage you to take advantage of the parent educational classes. Please feel free to call one of us at the district office if you have questions.

     

    Warm regards,

     

    Frank Narducci
    Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education

     

    Craig Gilbert, Ed.D
    Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education

     

     

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  • Hamilton Teacher Named State Finalist

    Posted by Community Relations Department on 8/25/2017

    Debbie Nipar Hamilton High Science Teacher Debbie Nipar has been selected as a state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching – Secondary Science. This qualifies her for the national competition. A national selection committee reviews the state finalist applications and makes recommendations, which are forwarded to the White House. The President of the United States will announce the national recipients by fall of
    2018.


    As a state finalist Debbie will be recognized at a future Arizona State Board of Education meeting and at the Arizona Science Teachers Association conference.

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  • Andersen Elementary Teacher Lauded

    Posted by Community Relations Department on 8/21/2017

    Torie Brown  Torie Brown of Andersen Elementary, was awarded the “Real Men of Chandler” designation earlier this month.

     

     

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  • Law enforcement group assists San Marcos Elementary students

    Posted by Community Relations Department on 8/17/2017

    Police officers with studnets

    Arizona Law Enforcement Outreach and Support brought backpacks, school supplies, shoe certificates, and pizza to San Marcos fourth graders. AZLEOS is a police organization that assists first responder families and also supports a positive interaction with community. Officer Loranda Tibble, the school resource officer at Bogle Junior High, spearheaded the event.

     

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  • Basha students recognized nationally

    Posted by Community Relations Department on 8/16/2017

    Basha High FCCLA Students

    A group of Basha High students earned seven gold medals, three silver medals and two bronze medals in July at the Family Career and Community Leaders of America national competition in Nashville, Tennessee.

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  • Teacher Wins Grant

    Posted by Community Relations Department on 8/15/2017

    Renee Clancy

     

    Perry High digital photography teacher Renee Clancy won the 2017 Voya Financial Unsung Heroes $2,000 grant. CTE Digital Photography students will use the grant funds to take family and senior portraits for families that cannot afford to get professional photos.

     

     

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  • Cash for Classrooms Starts Today

    Posted by Community Relations Department on 8/14/2017

    CEF Logo

     

    The 28th Annual Cash for Classrooms 
    August 14 - August 25

    It’s time to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our CUSD students by giving to the Chandler Education Foundation’s “Cash for Classrooms” (formerly the 100% Awareness Campaign) grants fund campaign. Contributions will help fund special projects, field trips, experiential hands-on learning and supplies that are needed in the classrooms.

     

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  • Perry High Student Recognized at National SkillsUSA Competition

    Posted by Community Relations Department on 8/7/2017

    Caryn Butler with SkillsUSA Students

    Students from Perry High earned national recognition over the summer. Dominique Galvez placed in the top 10 in the Advertising Design competition at the National SkillsUSA Championships. Jaden Smith, Celine Atalig, & Shannon Gilmer competed in the Promotional Bulletin Board Competition. The competition took place at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky on June 17-23. The team earned the right to compete when they won first and second places at the AZ SkillsUSA Championships in the spring. They were accompanied by their SkillsUSA advisor, Caryn Butler. The SkillsUSA Championships, had more than 6,000 students compete in 100 occupational and leadership skill areas. 

     

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  • CUSD Welcomes Back Students

    Posted by Community Relations Department on 7/31/2017

    CUSD welcomed 45,000 students for the first week of school. Here is a pictorial look from around the district. More pictures can also be seen on the district Facebook page. Please share and like our posts with the hashtag #cusdstory.

     

     

     

     

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  • Community Rallies to Support Students

    Posted by Community Relations Dept. on 7/24/2017

    The annual community-wide “Operation Back to School” supply event at Chandler High was a huge success. For Our City comprised of churches and non-profit groups in Chandler, came together on July 22 to provide thousands of CUSD students with new backpacks, school supplies, shoes, clothes, haircuts and other supplies.

     

    Family registers for the backpack distribution  Boy gets a haircut   Kids smile with new backpacks

     

     

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  • 2017 Summer Reading Programs

    Posted by Kimberly Guevara on 5/27/2017

    The Chandler Public Library is hosting summer reading programs for students. The summer reading program can make a huge difference for children who are working on their proficiency in reading.

     

    The program begins June 1 and runs through August 1. Participants can register online from home, or at any one of the four Chandler Public Library locations.

     

    Along with reading activities, each of the Chandler Public Library locations will be hosting many events to keep kids busy during their school break.

     

    https://maricopacountyreads.org/ 

    Summer Reading Program June 1 - August 1

     

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