• 2017 Summer Reading Programs

    Posted by Kimberly Guevara at 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.


    Summer Reading Program June 1 - August 1


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  • Payne Student Recognized Internationally

    Posted by Community Relations at 5/26/2017

     Luke Hoang


    Payne Junior High student Luke Hoang’s piano composition piece title “Saturday Procrastination” was one of 12 pieces selected out of work of 40,000 students worldwide to perform at the International Junior Original Concert in Tokyo in August. Luke is believed only be the ninth student from the U.S. since 2000 to receive this opportunity.



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  • Basha Gives Back Senior Showcase

    Posted by Community Relations Department at 5/25/2017

    Claire Mulholand


    Basha High’s unique, community-based four-year senior projects were celebrated at the sixth annual “Basha Gives Back Senior Showcase” with prize money donated by the philanthropic Schnepf family. At this science-fair style event, seniors displayed the benevolent community service projects that they have been working on for the last four years. It is truly incredible what heart and sweat goes into these projects. This year’s winners were: 1st Place Winner $500 : “Small Heart, Big Art,” Claire Mulholand; 2nd Place Winner $300 : “Touchdowns for Liam,” Izzee Adams and Casey Broker; 3rd Place Winner $200: “Everyone’s Got Talent,” Amanda Harkins; Crowd Choice Winner $25 Gift Card : “Beads of Courage,” Natalee Lavergne.



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  • CUSD Governing Board Agenda

    Posted by Community Relations Department at 5/24/2017

    Governing Board Agenda 

    Agenda for Wednesday, May 24, 2017


    4:30 p.m. — Executive Session


    5:15 p.m. — Study Session

    • Food service update


    6:30 p.m. — Retirement Reception


    7 p.m. — Business meeting


    7:10 p.m. — Recognition – Hanban Teachers of Distinction



    Action Items

    • Consent Agenda
    • Consideration and possible adoption of a resolution ordering all matters necessary for a fifteen percent maintenance and operation budget override electiuon to be held on November 7, 2017
    • Proposed increase in breakfast and lunch prices for 2017-2018
    • Food service management company


    Information Item

    • Comprehensive annual financial report for the year ended June 30, 2016
    • Certificates of excellence in finanacial reporting
    • Pre-kindergarten English language arts
    • CUSD Board agenda roadmap
    • Board member comments
    • Superintendent comments




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  • 29 National Merit Scholars Hail from CUSD

    Posted by Community Relations Department at 5/23/2017

    National Merit Logo - Congratulations


    CUSD has a record 30 National Merit Scholars for 2017. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recognizes and honors the top academically talented students of the United States. They shine a spotlight on brilliant students and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence at all levels of education. Earning this distinction puts these students in the top 2% of students in the nation.


    CUSD 2017 National Merit Scholars:

    Janai Lakshmanan, ACP – Erie
    Thais Herve, ACP – Erie
    Julia Ryskamp, ACP – Erie
    Cameryn Boucher, Basha High
    Nicholas Johnson, Chandler High
    Emily Helgason, Chandler High
    Gabrielle Enns, Chandler High
    Timara Crichlow, Chandler High
    Nicole Boucher, Hamilton High
    Allison Chen, Hamilton High
    Thomas Duke, Hamilton High
    Alexander Fan, Hamilton High
    Anay Gupta, Hamilton High
    Dhruv Iyer, Hamilton High
    Sue Kim, Hamilton High
    Cynthis Lee, Hamilton High
    Hannah Ngo, Hamilton High
    Hee Won Park, Hamilton High
    Saahil Poonawala, Hamilton High
    Rahul Ramesh, Hamilton High
    Shuchi Sharma, Hamilton High
    Rohit Shenoy, Hamilton High
    Vijay Viswanath, Hamilton High
    Zhengdong Wang, Hamilton High
    Justin Zhu, Hamilton High
    Cindy Ha, Perry High
    Kirra Hawkins, Perry High
    Leo LeSueur, Perry High
    Yun Ling Lo, Perry High




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  • CUSD Summer Camps

    Posted by Community Relations Department at 5/22/2017

    Intersession, Holiday and Summer Break Camps

    Lil' Explorers Summer 2017 Camp
    Ages Infant – 5 years
    June 5th – July 14th
    Monday - Friday, 6:30 AM – 5:30 PM (Closed July 4th)
    Location(s): Two Convenient Locations: Chandler High School Child Development Center - 350 N. Arizona Ave. 480-812-7846; Basha High School Child Development Center - 5990 S. Val Vista Dr. 480-224-2139
    Cost: Infants - $44, 1-2 yrs - $38, 3-4 yrs - $35. Enrollment Fee: $70 (for first time attenders), 5% Family Discount Available.


    Before registering, call the site directly at the phone number(s) provided above to check space availability. Register online beginning May 1st. Contact Community Education at 480-224-3900 for assistance.


    Flip Flop into Summer
    Kids Express Summer 2017 Camp
    Kindergarten – 6th grade
    June 5th -July 21st
    M-F | 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Location(s): Fulton, Frye, CTA Freedom, Andersen and Ryan
    Cost: $27/day, $33/day (for special attraction day)

    Flip Flop into Summer
    Tween Express Summer 2017 Camp
    4th – 8th Grade
    June 5th -July 21st
    M-F | 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Location(s): Willis Jr. High
    Come join the fun this summer with Community Education Summer Break Tween Camp. Campers a full day of fun to include art, science, cooking, team challenges, active games, sports and more! Special events and field trip days available as well.
    Special Attractions: Big Surf, Natural History Museum, Laser Tag, Harkins Movies, Sunsplash, Bowling, Fat Cats, Krazy Air, Hamilton Aquatic Center, ImprovMania, plus many more on site field trips.
    Cost: $27/day, $33/day (for special attraction day)

    Click below to
    register now using your
    Community Education Account:

    an Account



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  • ACP Oakland Spanish Students Shine in National Exam

    Posted by Community Relations Department at 5/21/2017

    ACP Logo

    Spanish students from Arizona College Prep – Oakland attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2017 National Spanish Examinations. Students earned 26 gold, 33 silver and 45 bronze medals along with many honorable mentions. “Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 157,000 students participating in 2017.”



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  • CHS Swimmers Stand Out in International Competitions

    Posted by Community Relations Department at 5/20/2017

    Sydney Chun


    Two Chandler High swimmers stood out in international competitions recently. Freshman Sydney Chun (pictured) recently competed in the Singapore National Age Group swim meet where she won the 400 Individual Medley and placed second in the 200 Butterfly. Additionally, sophmore Jarod Arroyo recently competed in the Puerto Rico Nationals where he placed in three events: he won first place in the 200 and 400 Individual Medley’s and second place in the 800 Freestyle.



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  • High School Graduations!

    Posted by Community Relations Department at 5/19/2017

    High School GraduationsChandler High Graduatte 2015

    May 25
    Chandler Early College
    Graduation at 6 p.m. at the
    Chandler-Gilbert Community
    College student pavilion.


    May 31
    ACP-Erie 5 p.m.
    Basha High 7:30 p.m.
    Chandler High 8 p.m.
    Hamilton High 2:30 p.m.
    Perry High 7:30 p.m.



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  • Administrator of the Year Hails from CUSD

    Posted by Community Relations Department at 5/17/2017

    Meg Gianesello Meg Gianesello, executive director of educational programs, has been named the Association for Career and Technical Education of Arizona Administrator of the Year. 

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