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    Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A011450 Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus (2022-2023)
    Principal Christina Lucas-Sheffield and Dean Melissa Anderson
    Principal Christina Lucas-Sheffield and Dean Melissa Anderson were turned into an ice cream sundae by CTA Freedom students! Families that participated in PTO's checkathon got to vote and participate in this fundraising reward.
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    Ancient Civilizations
    Sixth grade students at CTA Freedom in Lori Woodman's class have been learning about ancient civilizations. They learned about cuneiform, the first known writing system. Then, they used cuneiform symbols to write messages on salt dough tablets.
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    Congratulations to Brinley Conrad, Dustin Lim and Jaiden Odermatt who won 4th place in Earth and Planetary Science - EL, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2022 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled "Solar Powered Water Fountain."
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    Congratulations to Pierce Hansen, Hadlee McCarthy and Jackson Ster who won 1st place in Medicine and Health Sciences - EL, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2022 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled "A Helping Hand."
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    Guest Readers
    CTA Freedom hosted guest readers from the black community to read books from black authors in celebration of Black History Month. Dr. Adama Sallu helped us celebrate by reading Change Sings by Amanda Gorman to Tina Linder's 4th grade class during their library time.
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    Bulletin Boards
    Our first grade team honored Black History Month with inspirational bulletin boards. One goal of the bulletin boards was to highlight the courageous people in our history who made a real impact for change for all children, not just children of color. Another goal was to honor our Black students and provide an opportunity for not only them, but for all of our school to learn about important Black historical figures. With this important instruction, the students can appreciate the contributions and achievements of many people and how they paved a way for our future. First grade teachers reported that they wanted students to come away from this month's discussions and activities knowing that they are capable of making change in the world just like the legends who are being honored this month.
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    HOPE Week
    CTA Freedom students and staff participated in CUSD's HOPE week in November. Students and staff were asked to write what they hoped for on a leaf. The leaves were mounted on the board where they were viewed and enjoyed by the whole Freedom community. They leaves were so touching that many of the adults came away with tears in their eyes after reading them. It was a great experience for all!
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    Volcano Pumpkin
    CTA Freedom preschool students had fun exploring science through a volcano pumpkin.
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    Learning About Fossils
    CTA Freedom fourth grade learns about how fossils form and superposition through a National Geographic activity using food to create layers with "fossils."
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    Drive-By ABC Parade
    CTA Freedom's kindergarten students celebrated learning all their letters with a drive-by ABC parade! Students chose a letter and decorated their vest with items that began with that letter. Parents drove through the parade to see their hard work and celebrate our kindergarteners for learning their ABCs!
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    Check-a-thon
    Students are helping CTA Freedom's PTO spread the word about the Check-a-thon.
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    Student Council Speeches
    CTA Freedom fourth graders presented their speeches to be part of Student Council.
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    Plants
    CTA Freedom first graders are learning all about plants.
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    Pi Day
    CTA Freedom sixth graders are learning about pi, so they enjoyed some pie today to go along with their lesson.
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    2021 HISEF
    Congratulations to Arianna Apostol, Paisley Nielson and Kendall Zolnowski who won Honorable Mention in Physics and Astronomy, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2021 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled "Airplane Wingspan/Force And Motion"
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    2021 HISEF
    Congratulations to Isabella Gilbert, Mindy Tram and Sean Wagerman who won 1st place in Physics and Astronomy, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2021 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled "Paper Airplane Wingspan"
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    2021 HISEF
    Congratulations to Veronica Han, Josiah Hawkins and Brayden Lloyd who won 3rd place in Physics and Astronomy, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2021 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled "The Airplane Experiment"
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    AZ Merit Testing
    CTA Freedom's fourth graders are all winners for working hard during their AZ Merit tests.
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    Spring 2021 Recognition
    Congratulations to CTA Freedom health office assistant Pamela Tellez who won the Apple Achievement Award, Katrina McCarthy who was named the Outstanding Volunteer, and sixth grader Elizabeth Norton who is the Superintendent Citizenship winner for 2021. Read their stories here!
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    Weathering
    Fourth graders at CTA Freedom learn the process of how rocks break apart in smaller pieces through a process called weathering. The students used sugar cubes to simulate how rocks break apart.
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    Astonishing Air
    Students in Carole Brown's pre-kindergarten class at CTA Freedom investigated how air moves things during their Astonishing Air science unit.
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    Pam Tellez
    Congratulations to Mrs. Pam Tellez, our 2021 AAA Pride Award recipient. Mrs. Tellez is our health assistant and has demonstrated unwavering care, compassion and dedication to our students and community as a whole. Pam, we love you and are grateful for all you do for our school!
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    Pumpkin Life Cycles
    CTA Freedom first graders learned about the lifecycle of a pumpkin seed.
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    Red Ribbon Week
    CTA Freedom fourth grade is leaving drugs in the past, by participating in Red Ribbon Week.
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    Nature Walk
    CTA Freedom kindergarten students enjoyed a nature walk while learning about living and non-living things in social science. Theses scientists collected data and recorded their observations to later share with their talk buddy in class.
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    Sheila Boyns
    The Chandler Chamber of Commerce surprised CTA Freedom paraprofessional Sheila Boyns with the Support Staff of the Year award. She will be recognized at the Chamber's 2020 Community Awards virtual celebration at 4 p.m. September 23 on Facebook and YouTube.
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    Congratulations to Julie J Choi, Reagan A Hookom and Gracie L Emrick-Schneider who won 3rd Place in Plant Sciences, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2020 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Zucchini Experiment. HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    Congratulations to Sophie Echols, Sydney Cathcart and Katherine L. Sherman who won 3rd Place in Chemistry, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2020 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled DNA of a Strawberry. HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    Congratulations to Hannah Lavin, Haydon Judd and Grayson Oakes who won 3rd Place in Earth & Planetary Science, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2020 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Solar Oven. HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    Congratulations to Marlin Posvar, Hayden Petrosky and Evan Wright who won Honorable Mention in Environmental Sciences, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2020 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Bottled-Up Buoyancy. HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    Congratulations to Mirai Z. Mutema and Kaitlyn L Smith who won 2nd Place in Physics & Astronomy, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2020 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Penny Battery. HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    Congratulations to Ty Worthen and Kent Peek who won Honorable Mention in Physics & Astronomy, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2020 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Solar Panel Rover. HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    Congratulations to Emma Kennedy, Ryann Logas and A'Koa Purdie who won 2nd Place in Physics & Astronomy, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2020 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled How ot Make a Car Levitate. HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Kindness Club
    The CTA Freedom Kindness Club is participating in the pop tab collection for the Ronald McDonald House. Their first collection was 15 pounds of pop tabs!
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    Superintendent's Student Citizenship Award winner: When you think of a role model student, you think of Addison Boysaw. She always works hard, pushing herself to achieve her potential. She completes work on time, with 100% effort. Addison not only models the expectations in the classroom, but is also willing to assist students who need help.
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    Cooking Class
    In a Community Education enrichment course taught by CTA Freedom third grade teacher Lori Woodman, students are learning and making cookbooks - while exploring nutrition knowledge.
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    100th Day of School
    CTA Freedom kindergarten students had fun celebrating the 100th day of school!
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    Kindness Club
    Over 100 students have signed up for CTA Freedom's newly-launched Kindness Club! The students created an act of kindness chain and displayed it for National Kindness Day, Nov. 13. Each link in the chain tells of a personal act of kindness that the students have experienced.
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    The Arizona Department of Education announced that CTA Freedom received an "A" grade for the 2018-19 school year.
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    Say No to Drugs Poster Winners
    CTA Freedom students participated in a "Say No to Drugs" poster contest. (Pictured are the sixth grade winners.)
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    BizTown
    CTA Freedom 5th grade students spent the day at BizTown®, an engaging, hands-on program from Junior Achievement that "introduces 4th, 5th, and 6th graders to economic concepts, workplace skills, and personal and business finances in a student-sized town built just for them." JA BIZTOWN® website
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    Stock Market Game
    CTA Freedom 6th graders have started to research different companies that they would like to invest in during the Stock Market Game. Students are looking for trends in the market and researching companies to determine if stocks have been gaining or losing money over the last six months. Sixth graders will compete against 4th-6th graders statewide to make the best investments in the game.
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    Letters of Literature Winners
    Congratulations to CTA Freedom Library of Congress Letters of Literature winners Katie Blickenderfer and Josephine Karoleski who won 3rd and 2nd place respectively.
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    Ricque Pekara
    Congratulations to CTA Freedom teacher Ricque Pekara who was honored by the Sun Lakes Rotary as the Teacher of the Month for May. She received a framed certificate, a $100 personal award from the Sun Lakes Rotary and an additional $100 from Trust Bank to be used in her classroom. Ricque will also be honored May 31 as the Chandler Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year.
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    Teacher Appreciation
    CTA Freedom principal Abby Druck presented each staff member with a little token of appreciation for all the amazing work they do!
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    Ricque Pekara
    The Chandler Chamber of Commerce surprised Ricque Pekara on Friday, May 10 with the 2019 Educator of the Year award. She will be recognized at an awards dinner on May 31 at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino.
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    Makenzie Gutierrez
    CTA Freedom 5th Grader Makenzie Gutierrez took 1st place at the state level in the Letters about Literature writing contest. Her writing will be advancing to the national level!
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    Student Council Pennies for Patients campaign run by Student Council brought in over $6,000 for cancer patients! Way to go, Falcons! Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Pennies for Patients program website
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    Dissecting Owl Pellets
    First graders in Tina Linder's class dissect owl pellets.
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    Mia Ferraro
    Congratulations to Mia Ferraro in Lori Woodman's class who was the third grader winner in this year's Chandler Elks Lodge #2429 Drug Awareness Poster Contest. The judges chose her entry out of 48 entries received from students all over the city.
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