Letter to ParentsPosted by Frank Narducci and Craig Gilbert at 8/28/2017
August 28, 2017
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.
Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education
Craig Gilbert, Ed.D
Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education
Hamilton Teacher Named State FinalistPosted by Community Relations Department at 8/25/2017
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
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.
Andersen Elementary Teacher LaudedPosted by Community Relations Department at 8/21/2017
Torie Brown of Andersen Elementary, was awarded the “Real Men of Chandler” designation earlier this month.
Law enforcement group assists San Marcos Elementary studentsPosted by Community Relations Department at 8/17/2017
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.
Basha students recognized nationallyPosted by Community Relations Department at 8/16/2017
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.
Teacher Wins GrantPosted by Community Relations Department at 8/15/2017
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.
Cash for Classrooms Starts TodayPosted by Community Relations Department at 8/14/2017
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.
Perry High Student Recognized at National SkillsUSA CompetitionPosted by Community Relations Department at 8/7/2017
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.
CUSD Welcomes Back StudentsPosted by Community Relations Department at 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.
Community Rallies to Support StudentsPosted by Community Relations Dept. at 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.