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    Bobcat Green Team
    The Bobcat Green Team recently spent time working with SRP Connect to become energy wise.
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    Jump Rope for Heart
    Principal Stephanie Reeves joined the Basha student body in participating in the Jump Rope for Heart. The annual event sponsored the by the American Heart Association celebrated healthy hearts with the Bobcats.
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    AAA Pride Award Winners
    Basha Elementary was proudly represented at the CUSD AAA Pride Awards by technology teacher Jessica Pfau, student Annemarie Beach and parent volunteer Sarah Fanning. These three individuals were honored at the Chandler Center for the Arts at the AAA Pride Awards held on February 5.
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    Student Council Convention
    The Basha Elementary Student Council attended the district wide Student Council Convention at the Chandler Center for the Arts in February.
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    Superintendent's Student Citizenship Award winner: Annemarie Beach is a hardworking student who puts forth 100% in everything she does. As Co-President for Student Council, she is responsible for many school events. She is extremely reliable and dependable to get the job done. Annemarie shows leadership through her words, actions, support and engagement with students and staff. She is a very sweet, young lady who is always willing to help.
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    Food Drive
    The Basha Elementary Student Council sponsored a food drive leading up to the Super Bowl featuring the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. The Basha student body was encouraged to donate canned food to assist the Chandler Care Center, while choosing a team to support in the Super Bowl. The contest collected over 200 cans of food with Kansas City being selected as the winner! Food Drive Photo Album
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    Santiago Gonzalez Herrera
    Congratulations to Basha Elementary 6th grader Santiago Gonzalez Herrera who finished in the Top 10 at the CUSD Spelling Bee in January. He now moves on to compete in the Regional Spelling Bee. Good luck, Santiago!
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    Donuts for Breakfast
    Basha families enjoyed an early morning breakfast of donuts at school in January, put on by the Basha Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Donuts for Breakfast Photo Album
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    Horton Hatches an Egg
    Thank you to the Sun Lakes Theater Group who entertained our kindergarten and first grade students with "Horton Hatches an Egg" in January. (Students learned that it is important to keep your word!)
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    Running Club
    Congratulations to all student athletes at the Running Club Race on January 14. Basha had several 1st place finishers!
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    Back to School
    Basha staff jumped into 3rd quarter learning about how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) affect the brain, and how we can help support our students. Back to School for 3rd Quarter Photo Album
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    Characters with Moving Parts
    End of the quarter means 6th grade challenge presentations! Their task in December was to create a character and give it three moving parts. 6th Grade Challenge Photo Album
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    Jessica Pfau
    Congratulations to Jessica Pfau, Technology Integration Specialist at Basha Elementary, who was recognized by the Sun Lakes Rotary as their November Teacher Of the Month! Thank you, Jessica, for all you do for staff and students!
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    Ugly Sweater Contest
    Basha Elementary staff celebrated the end of second quarter by participating in an Ugly Sweater Contest.
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    MIM Field Trip
    Our Basha sixth graders explored the Phoenix Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in December. What a wonderful way for students to learn more about the artistry and science behind making music! MIM Field Trip Photo Album
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    Debbie Fast
    Congratulations to Debbie Fast of Basha Elementary who earned her National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) status for the second time. Thirty-eight teachers in CUSD have the NBCT status, and only three percent of certified K-12 teachers teaching in the United States have voluntarily worked towards and ultimately earned the rank of the NBCT title.
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    Turkeys for Chandler Care Center
    The Basha Elementary student council collected over 125 turkeys for the Chandler Care Center.
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    SanTan Sun News
    Basha Elementary's Technology Department is proud to implement zSpace, an AR/VR (Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality) learning experience to increase engagement and meet educational standards in science, math, reading, technology and MORE! Beginning in October 2019, students in kindergarten through 6th grade will learn the basics of using the zSpace hardware. SanTan Sun News article: VR takes Chandler students to another dimension
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    STEM Club
    Fifth and sixth Grade students in the AR/VR zSpace STEM Club met for the first time to experience the immersive world of AR/VR (Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality). Students will learn physics, biology, math, language arts, music and MUCH MORE through a hands-on approach. AR/VR brings students unique experiences with content that would otherwise be Dangerous, Impossible, Counterproductive or too Expensive: "D.I.C.E." (Acronym courtesy of Jeremy Bailenson; head of the Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab.) AR/VR zSpace Club meets once a week from October through March.
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    Grandparents Day Breakfast
    Basha Bobcats enjoyed breakfast with their grandparents at the annual Grandparents' Breakfast. Muffins, coffee, juice and fruit were provided by Basha Elementary's PTO. Families also visited the Follett Book Fair in the Media Center.
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    Patriot Day Remembrance
    Basha Elementary student council representatives decorated the campus in remembrance of September 11, 2001. The main flag was flown at half mast, and smaller American flags lined the front of the school in observation of Patriot Day. Basha Student Council
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    Kohen Johnson
    Sixth grader Kohen Johnson uses his personal savings at the Book Fair to donate a book to the Basha Elementary School Library! Kohen understands the importance of reading, and hopes Bobcats enjoy the book he selected, Who Is Michael Jordan?
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    PAW Patrol
    Basha fifth grade students on the PAW Patrol practice leadership skills and show their PRIDE in the PACK by volunteering their recess time to help kindergarten students log into the computer.
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    4th Grade Helpers
    Each morning, Basha fourth grade students help our kinders and first graders make their way to the playground and classrooms.
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    Pizza Party
    Basha Families and PTO celebrate the start of the school year by having a pizza party at Peter Piper Pizza. Peter Piper Back to School Pizza Party Photo Album
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    Kaden Brimhall
    Chandler Fire Department presented a Heroism Award to Basha sixth grader Kaden Brimhall. Due to his quick actions, Kaden was able to pull the granddaughter of Patterson Elementary first grade teacher Heather Ackerman from a pool and saved her life. Additionally, $1,000 worth of swim lessons are being offered for free and a pool fence is being installed at someone's house, both in his honor. He was also given the "Golden Rule Student of the Month" award by Agree.
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    Teacher Appreciation Week
    Thanks to the Basha PTO who celebrated our teachers by organizing Teacher Appreciation Week activities on a Wizard of Oz theme!
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    Obert Skye
    Our media specialist invited Obert Skye to visit Basha Elementary and do a presentation for our 3rd- 6th graders. Skye is a bestselling American children's writer known for the Leven Thumps series, the Pillage trilogy, and The Creature from My Closet series. He is also the author of Witherwood Reform School and Beyond Foo. Obert Skye - Official Publisher Page
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    Media Club
    The Media Club of Basha Elementary visited the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism.
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    Battle of the Books
    Congratulations to three Basha students, 5th grader Callie Schinker and 6th graders Hailey Arbuthnott and Sanaya Gupta, who competed in the semifinals for the Battle of the Books.
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    Mayor Hartke visits Basha 2nd grade classes
    Basha Elementary 2nd grade classes hosted a visit from Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke on April 15.
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    Basha Elementary, A Plus School
    A+ School of Excellence:  Congratulations to all of the students, faculty, and staff of Basha Elementary, 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
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    MakerBot
    Technology teacher (and certified MakerBot specialist) Jessica Pfau teaches students in her STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) class how to select and create objects in CAD. Students in 3rd through 6th grade have successfully printed creative designs, and are pleased with their final projects.
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    Basha Elementary Track Team with Zoomer
    The Basha Elementary track team met with "Zoomer" at the district elementary track meet at Perry High School on April 1.
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    Principal Jessica Edgar
    Principal Jessica Edgar was chosen as the Horace Mann Ruler of the Month, being nominated by peers for her contributions as a leader in CUSD.
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    Congratulations to LabelDaddy Teacher Appreciation Award winner Beth Northrop. She will receive recognition on LabelDaddy's blog and a $100 gift card to use on their website. LabelDaddy Teacher Appreciation Winners website
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    Students playing with Lacrosse equipment
    U.S. Lacrosse announced that Basha Elementary School was selected to receive a Soft-Stick Equipment Grant (with an approximate retail value of $600.00). Through this grant award, Basha will receive 15 blue and 15 red soft lacrosse sticks, as well as 30 orange soft lacrosse balls.
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    CIF 2019 Award Winners
    Congratulations to Sophia Marquez and Tiffany Poole in Diane Russhon's 6th grade class who were awarded the City of Chandler Environmental Award for the entry Ocean Contamination in Project Based Learning at the 2019 Chandler Innovation Fair. CIF 2019 Award Winners
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    HISEF 2019 Award Winners
    Congratulations to 5th Grade award winners Adam Slater, Dylan Ramey and Vala Hojabr who won 3rd Place in Environmental Sciences at the 2019 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Which Water Would You Choose. HISEF 2019 Award Winners
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    We collected 1,000 markers for recycling!
    Fifth grade teacher Mr. Soto and the Basha Elementary staff is participating in ColorCycle through Crayola. All used and unwanted markers are being collected in each classroom. The program has been a huge success so far with over 1,000 markers in less than a month! Once the markers are collected, they are shipped to Crayola where they get recycled. Any type of marker can be recycled, no matter the brand or type. We have collected highlighters, Expos, Sharpies, fat and skinny markers of all kind. We are throwing away less plastic in our landfills and protecting our environment. Way to go, Basha Bobcats! Crayola ColorCycle: Four Easy Steps to an Eco-Cool School!
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    Beth Northrop
    Basha Elementary fifth grade teacher Beth Northrop was recently named a Silver Apple award recipient by Azfamily. Beth has provided tutoring for student, Kameron Sherman, for two years as he received treatment for his first and second battle with cancer. As a two-time survivor herself, Beth Northrop has forged a life-long relationship with the family. AZFamily.com video and story: Chandler elementary school teacher honored for helping student with cancer
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    P.E.teacher Josh Waggoner riding the so-called Zamboni
    The Arizona Coyotes donated equipment to Basha Elementary. Students and staff have enjoyed using it. Physical Education teacher Josh Waggoner is seen riding the so-called "Zamboni" around the "ice" as third graders play hockey.
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    Dream Day at the Phoenix Open
    Basha 4th - 6th grade P.E. students were invited to the Dream Day at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Thirty Basha students attended. There, they had a chance to practice their golf skills, listen to an interview with Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and D-backs pitcher Archie Bradley, see golf pro Cameron Champ do a long drive challenge, and watch Joey O. perform a trick shot. The students enjoyed themselves and had a wonderful time.
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    Jessica Pfau
    Congratulations to Jessica Pfau, Basha Elementary technology teacher and certified MakerBot specialist, who was chosen by MakerBot to host a 3D webinar series on How to Integrate 3D printing with K-6 Technology on February 7.
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    Students brought in 100 cents (or more) to celebrate the 100th day of school. Altogether, they raised $104.46. Students voted to donate the money to Arizona Friends for Life, a nearby no-kill animal shelter. The money will be used to purchase needed items for dogs and cats, such as food, leashes and collars. 100 Day Cent was part of our Kindness Quarter here at Basha Elementary.
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    Fillament Club (3D Printing)
    Fourth and fifth grader Creative Filament Club students took part in an AMAZING, interactive and informative presentation on Additive Manufacturing and Medical Device Engineering. Mr. Slater, the father of a 5th grade student, presented information on 3D-printing applications in his career, and had a hands-on demonstration for students to perform a simulated knee replacement with real 3D-printed implants!
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    Chandler FirePal Lessons at Basha Elementary
    Chandler Fire comes to Basha Elementary twice a year to teach the FirePal course on fire safety to our first and second graders. Additionally, throughout the year, teachers lead students in different FirePal safety lessons.
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    Congratulations to Basha students Alyssa Ensley, Spelling Bee Winner, and Sanaya Gupta, 1st Runner-up!
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    Literacy Program sponsored by Albertson, Safeway, and the ArizonaCardinals
    The Arizona Cardinals visited Basha Elementary for a Milk and Cookies event with 5th graders as part of a literacy program sponsored by Albertson, Safeway, and the Cardinals.
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    Toy Drive
    Basha Elementary held a toy drive to support students at Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary.
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