Honors, Awards and Special Programs
Conley Elementary - (2019-2020) Conley Elementary teacher Christina Bergstrom won the KTAR News 92.3 FM's "Pay Tribute to a Teacher" award for September. KTAR News host Larry Gaydos surprised Bergstrom in her classroom with a $2,500 check, courtesy of Valley Toyota Dealers. Her kindergarten buddy class came to join her students and her team in the celebration! KTAR News article and video: Bighearted Chandler teacher wins KTAR's Pay Tribute to a Teacher award
Conley Elementary - (2019-2020) Mr. Flores's 5th grade homeroom class completed a robotic class challenge after extending their Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Robotics and Automation Module. All students were successful and had a blast participating while learning new skills and strategies to help them succeed in future technology.
Conley Elementary - (2019-2020) Conley was granted $15,000 from the Chandler Education Foundation (CEF) to have Playworks on our site! We are so excited to take on this venture promoting safe play and developing problem solving skills, while also providing opportunities for our students to participate in Junior Coach leadership on campus! The entire staff is on board, and we have our lunch staff trained to provide an environment of structured play for students. Thank you, CEF! And thank you to Playworks for donating 80 backpacks with school supplies to our students in need!
Conley Elementary - (2019-2020) Congratulations to our Playworks Junior Coaches who were announced today! They are super excited to take on this leadership role. Our Junior Coaches received a bag full of welcome treats and will receive official t-shirts soon. We can't wait so see these junior leaders in action!
Conley Elementary - (2019-2020) A special thanks to the Chandler district, our Conley team and one of our very own teachers for supporting the families who faced the tragic loss of their homes burning down. One of our teachers, Mrs. Amanda Serchen supported her son on a project to reach a goal of raising $1,000 to support these families! Not only did they reach that goal, but our great community members donated household supplies, clothing, and furniture to Conley families affected by this loss. Our parents were very grateful and said they truly feel a part of the Conley family.
Conley Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Tiffany Martinez from Kelly Lawler's 4th grade class who was one among nineteen winners out of over 700 entries in the City of Chandler Environmental Art Contest. Tiffany's work will be displayed in the City of Chandler calendar next year. The contest is designed to illustrate the importance of reducing waste, conserving water and preventing pollution. It is also an opportunity for students to learn more about environmental stewardship in their community and can become a catalyst for environmental education in the classroom. City of Chandler: Environmental Art Contest website
Conley Elementary - (2018-2019) A mobilize group from Central Christian Church served a number of schools, including Conley Elementary in April. A team of more than 50 volunteers cleaned all the classrooms and campus, spruced up the staff lounge and bathroom, and left inspirational quotes on the whiteboards for students to see on Monday. Thank you, Central Christian Church!
Conley Elementary - (2018-2019) Conley Elementary hosted its first International Day on March 28. Students performed song and dance, created artwork inspired from around the world, and researched and presented different nationalities. Conley families proudly displayed their cultures and stamped student passports. The richness of Conley's diversity brought students, staff, and the community together!
Conley Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Conley Elementary, honored as one of only 214 elementary schools in the U.S. as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School, recognized for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through its Launch PLTW programs. Whether designing a car safety belt or building digital animations based on their own short stories, PLTW Launch students engage in critical and creative thinking, build teamwork skills, and develop a passion for and confidence in STEM subjects. We would like to thank Intel for their generous support of this program over the years through monetary donations and classroom volunteerism. Project Lead the Way website
Conley Elementary - (2018-2019) Conley was recognized recently by PLTW (Project Lead the Way), receiving the Distinguished School Award designation. The PLTW recognition program honors districts and schools committed to increasing student access, engagement and achievement in Project Lead the Way programs. Project Lead the Way website
Conley Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Jayden Vo and Christian Gomez of the Conley Circuit Breakers robotics team sponsored by John Flores, the Vex IQ Winner in the Robotics Competition at the 2019 Chandler Innovation Fair. CIF 2019 Award Winners
Conley Elementary - (2018-2019) Conley Elementary students won at a Honeywell Aerospace Challenge recently. The winning team of Krystal Stewart, Mya Torres, and Tate Sanders will move on to the finals on February 9.
Conley Elementary - (2018-2019) Conley students joined with the Chandler-Gilbert YMCA to create 50 Thanksgiving baskets for families in need.
Conley Elementary - (2018-2019) Conley put on a heartwarming Veteran's Day program to honor Veterans in our school's community. Third grade sang, Student Council leaders read reflections, Chandler High ROTC led the presentation of the colors, a former Conley student led The National Anthem, and Dr. Walter's brother gave a moving address about his time in the military. Photo of Dr. Howard K. Conley and his wife Hazel, and the Student Council leaders behind the remembrance candle.
Conley Elementary - (2018-2019) School Wide Book Fair: Conley Elementary had a book fair at Barnes and Noble. Students in grade 3 performed Veterans Day songs on the patio, while teachers in all grades read to students in the children's section.
Conley Elementary - (2018-2019) Mrs. Oetjen, our media specialist, held an art contest with the theme, Kindness Creates Community. Students who entered had their artwork displayed at the Barnes and Noble Book Fair on November 13, 2018. The artwork was voted on that night and the winners won prizes.
Conley Elementary - (2018-2019) School-wide Assembly - A Salute to Our Veterans: Conley honored veterans by hosting a school-wide assembly for the community. Our third graders sang songs under the direction of Mrs. Koury. Dr. Walter's brother, Richard, who served in the Army was our guest speaker. Members from our community came to the assembly to be honored and participate in this assembly.
Conley Elementary - (2018-2019) Ron Squillace, Cindy Hodge and Amber Lugo of Conley Elementary are pictured here participating in a Project Lead the Way training on Tuesday, learning how to build an inclined plane to save a tiger.
Conley Elementary - (2017-2018) Conley students participated in a Human Kindness project with Dignity Health. Conley Elementary partnered with Dignity Health to create get well cards for patients at local hospitals. It was a great activity for students.
Conley Elementary - (2017-2018) Corey Peters from the Arizona Cardinals came to Conley Elementary on November 22 for their outreach: Milk and Cookies with the Cardinals.
Conley Elementary - (2017-2018) Conley was awarded a $10,000 grant from Arizona State University Sparky's Tour.
Conley Elementary - (2017-2018) Fox 10 Morning Show with Conley at Skateland!
Conley Elementary - (2017-2018) Conley held its first Pie Share for all Conley families. We had over 200 pies donated.
Conley Elementary - (2017-2018) Conley held an exciting book fair at Barnes and Noble in Chandler Fashion Center on November 14. Staff, students and families came out to support our school. Conley's Chorus Club performed followed by several members of our 5th and 6th grade Orchestra. Many staff read their favorite book aloud, including our principal, Dr. Walters. Over 40 students entered our first art contest, too! The winners were Bradley Deuser (2nd grade) and Angel Garcia (6th grade). It was a fun and successful evening!
Conley Elementary - (2017-2018) Conley staff raised funds with a Boosterthon fun run last Thursday. They collected pledges per lap to raise money for for STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) Lab materials.
Conley Elementary - (2017-2018) Conley started a new staff recognition board (hung in the staff lounge) to help us thank and support each other, as well as share and celebrate accomplishments in the service of our students and school mission.
Conley Elementary - (2016-2017) All the Special Education teachers and paraprofessionals at Conley rock! I am one of their bus drivers and have driven many elementary schools in my years of service -- and I really enjoy driving for Conley. I absolutely love their TEAM work. They are right there to help each other out. They are awesome!
Conley Elementary - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Evelyn Rosales, Alondra Coello, Angelique Vasquez, Joanna Diaz, Sophia Stowers and Mia Hernandez from Mr. Flores' class who were 1st Place Elementary winners at HISEF (Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair).
Conley Elementary - (2016-2017) All Conley staff and students are using Project Lead The Way (engineering) curriculum.
Conley Elementary - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Mathew Soriano, the 6th grade Spelling Bee winner for Conley Elementary.
Conley Elementary - (2016-2017) NEHS (National Elementary Honor Society) held its formal inauguration for new members at Conley.
Conley Elementary - (2016-2017) Conley Elementary students participate in a Glow Run sponsored by Boosterthon. The funds raised will be used to help support the new STEM lab.
Conley Elementary - (2016-2017) Conley Elementary opens the doors to its new STEM lab. All students K-6 attend STEM lab on a regular basis to have unique hands-on experiences related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Conley Elementary - (2015-2016) Brandin Navarro completed his Eagle Scout project at Conley creating a garden for special needs children at Conley to take care of.
Conley Elementary - (2015-2016) Conley Elementary received a $5,000 grant from the Arizona Diamondbacks to install a shade structure for our new special needs playground.
Conley Elementary - (2015-2016) Conley Elementary was the recipient of large grant sponsored by Intel to fund Project Lead the Way to implement STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) curriculum.
Conley Elementary - (2015-2016) Conley Staff and Student Council spent an evening serving the community at Feed My Starving Children. We had approximately 80 volunteers who packed food for malnourished children in the Philippines. We were able to pack 27,432 meals, which is enough to feed 75 children for 1 year.
Conley Elementary - (2015-2016) During February, Conley's National Elementary Honor Society members created a Random Acts of Kindness service project campus wide. Each member constructed their own Random Acts of Kindness Box filled with 30 different random acts of kindness for every classroom at Conley grades PreK-6. Each day of February, a student will pull a random act of kindness from the box and perform it either as a class or individually. For example: Give someone a high five, or sit by someone new at lunch.
Conley Elementary - (2015-2016) Conley Elementary received a $9,000 grant from PayPal to complete a new special needs playground.
Conley Elementary - (2015-2016) Conley Elementary received a $5,000 grant from the Arizona Cardinals program, Donate to Education. This money will be used to complete the special needs playground.
Conley Elementary - (2013-2014) The Arizona Department of Education announced that Conley Elementary received an A Grade for the 2012-13 school year. Arizona Department of Education
Conley Elementary - (2012-2013) Eighteen of the 19 winners in in the City of Chandler's ninth annual fourth grade environmental art contest were CUSD students. Conley Elementary had one winner, Devon Baggot in Terri Kunz's class.
Conley Elementary - (2012-2013) Eighteen of the 19 winners in in the City of Chandler's ninth annual fourth grade environmental art contest were CUSD students. Conley Elementary had one winner, Candice DeCuna in Jessica Roper's class.
Conley Elementary - (2012-2013) As a member of CEA, Conley Elementary music teacher Michelle Teti received the AEA Promise Grant. She was the only promise grant winner in Arizona. With her $1,000 grant, Michelle will have all Conley students take part in an artist-in-residence program called Teaching Teamwork for Taiko, in which participants will accomplish the mastery of playing Taiko drums with proper Japanese technique, as well as the ability to work together as an ensemble to create a final performance and composition.
Conley Elementary - (2012-2013) Sandy Hammel PE Specialist and Conley Students raised over $8,000.00 for The American Heart Association through Jump Rope for Heart.
Conley Elementary - (2012-2013) The Arizona Department of Education announced that Conley Elementary received a B Grade for the 2011-12 school year. Arizona Department of Education
Conley Elementary - (2011-2012) The Arizona Department of Education announced that Conley Elementary received a B for the 2010-11 school year. Arizona Department of Education
Conley Elementary - (2011-2012) State Science Fair Winners Environmental Sciences category in all divisions: 3rd place Gillian Harrill and Rebecca Carter.
Conley Elementary - (2011-2012) Conley was awarded a Character Education Matching Funds Grant.
Conley Elementary - (2011-2012) Conley Elementary raised 5,536.32 for the American Heart Association through Jump Rope for Heart activities at school.