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    Skye Myers
    Skye Myers, a second-grade student enrolled in the Dual Language Program at CTA Liberty Elementary, commemorates her Hispanic heritage as she embraces Dia De Los Muertos. She embodies the spirit of La Catrina, representing her cultural roots.
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    Kelly DiPanfilo
    Second grader Kelly DiPanfilo was chosen by Ocotillo Living Magazine Athlete of the Month. Kelly is a part of Vortex Lacrosse Club and will be traveling to San Diego so she can guest play on an elite Lacrosse team. Way to go, Kelly!
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    Chloe Hayman
    Chloe Hayman, fourth grader in Mrs. Schmerfeld's class, competed in an equestrian horse vaulting competition. She placed 1st in two classes for trot and 2nd for freestyle walk. What an amazing talent. Congratulations, Chloe!
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    Enhanced Mathematics Counting Collection Lessons
    CTA Liberty second graders have fun learning one of the district's Enhanced Mathematics Counting Collections. Lessons are utilized to help students understanding the concept of multiplication, division, and equal groups. PHOTO ALBUM: Enhanced Math Counting Collections
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    Dylan Arango
    CTA Liberty sixth grader Dylan Arango is a gymnastics superstar! Dylan qualified for the Regional Championships, and he was one of five gymnasts selected to represent Team Arizona as an All-Star.
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    Read Across America Week
    CTA Liberty students had fun with "Book Character Day" during Read Across America week.
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    Lunar New Year Celebration
    CTA Liberty first graders shared how they celebrate Lunar New Year with classmates.
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    Edna Hardaman
    Community Education childcare assistant at CTA-Liberty, Edna Hardaman  Miss Edna,  just published her fourth book. CTA Liberty is so lucky to have Miss Edna as part of the Kids Express team.
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    Kindergarten Open House
    Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty cheerleaders welcomed families to the kindergarten open house.
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    Spelling Bee
    Congratulations to CTA Liberty school spelling bee champion 6th grader Raania Khan who placed in the top eleven at the district spelling bee, held on January 13 at the Chandler Center for the Arts. Raania now moves on to compete in the regional spelling bee on February 8 in Queen Creek.
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    Slimed Principal
    CTA Liberty reached their goal for the PTO Fundraiser, so ALL the students "slimed" principal Tony Smith.
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    Rosalia Updike
    Congratulations to CTA Liberty second grader Rosalia Updike who won a third-place medal in a Jiu Jitsu tournament!
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    Amira Alvarez
    Amira Alvarez, CTA Liberty 5th grader, danced Ballet Folklorico celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, bringing traditions and cultures to life through movement.
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    Leyton Drosos
    Leyton Drosos, 2nd grader at CTA Liberty, competes in Barrel Racing with her horse, Smoke Gun Charlie. She came in first place this past weekend at Queen Creek Barrel Racing Association in Gilbert!
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    Commemorating Patriot Day
    Pictured is CTA Liberty's commemoration of Patriot Day 2021. Commemorating Patriot Day at CTA Liberty photo ablum
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    Dog Tag Rewards
    At CTA Liberty, students earn dog tags through the library's reward system for earning certain point goals. William is in Liberty's Kindergarten Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program, and he earned his first dog tag from the library for reading and testing on books to earn 10 points in the Accelerated Reader program. This is rarely accomplished by kindergarteners, so we were very proud of William!
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    Ava Lira and Anna Schwarz
    Sixth Graders Ava Lira (left) and Anna Schwarz (right) were both award winners for the Chandler Elks Lodge #2429 Division 1 Essay Contest, "How can Patriotism be Demonstrated?" Out of 144 essay entries from students all over the city, Ava was award 1st place and Anna was awarded second place. They will be honored at a special Elks Lodge award banquet on May 12. Ava Lira also took 3rd Place at the state competition!
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    Star Wars Day
    May the 4th Be with You! Third grade students celebrated May 4th by working together to code their own Star Wars video game in the technology lab. Featuring R2-D2 and other Star Wars characters, students were guided through events, then given space to create their own game.
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    Book Challenge
    Fourth grade teacher Leanne Prater challenged her students to read 40 books in their Accelerated Reader level, in all the reading genres. After completing 20 books, students were treated to a free book of their choice! After 40 books were completed, Mrs. Prater treated them to lunch of their choice. Readers are LEADERS!! Congratulations!
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    Robert Stickler
    CTA Liberty third grader Robert Stickler swam a personal best at the Junior Olympic Regional Meet on April 16. He swam the 50-meter freestyle and dropped a whole second off his time.
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    Dylan Arango
    CTA Liberty fourth grader Dylan Arango went to regionals in Las Vegas for gymnastics. His team placed first. Amazing job, Liberty Eagle!
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    Kristin Tollefson
    CTA Liberty librarian Kristin Tollefson was honored by the Sun Lakes Rotary honored as teacher of the month for April. She received a framed certificate and $500 from the Sun Lakes Rotary, sponsored by Trust Bank and Earnhardt Auto Centers. Congratulations, Mrs. Tollefson, and thank you for all you do for our students and staff!
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    Cards for Heroes
    CTA Liberty Student Council challenged every Eagle to write a card for a hero! Over 500 cards will be delivered to local doctors, nurses, firefighters, police, and military personnel.
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    Gymnastics Regionals
    Dylan A., CTA Liberty 4th grader, competed in gymnastics regionals in Las Vegas in April. His team placed first.
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    Junior Olympic Regional Meet
    Bobby S., CTA Liberty third grader, swam a personal best at the Junior Olympic Regional Meet on April 16th. He swam the 50 meter freestyle and dropped a whole second off his time. Way to go, Bobby!
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    Quilts for Veterans
    Quilts for Veterans
    Lucy and Victor Arroya, grandparents of students Logan and Luca Hill, along with St. George Quilting Group made 50 quilts to be shared with our veterans during our celebration next school year. They presented veteran Principal Smith his own veteran quilt.

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    Skyler Couch, Olivia Hoang and Grace Mongoven at CIF
    Congratulations to Skyler Couch, Olivia Hoang and Grace Mongoven who won 1st place in Materials Science, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2021 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled "What is the Best Way to Keep Ice From Melting?"
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    Positive Footprints
    Sixth grade ELA students at Liberty are leaving positive footprints around the school related to Growth Mindset and Be a Friend, Not a Bully! Positive Footprints Photo Album
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    Spring 2021 Recognition
    Congratulations to permanent subs Cecilia DeGravina and Rhonda Hill who won the Apple Achievement Award, Nikki McCabe who was named the Outstanding Volunteer, and sixth grader Isabella Cuellar who is the Superintendent Citizenship winner from CTA Liberty for 2021. Read their stories here!
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    Ava Wright
    Ava Wright, former CTA Liberty Eagle, entered the School Salute From Home 94.5 KOOL FM contest thinking it would be fun to sing the Star Spangled Banner. Ava won the contest and was awarded $250. Her song was played on 94.5 Kool FM! 94.5 KOOL FM / CONTESTS - Fulton Homes School Salute From Home
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    Creative Expression Competition
    Congratulations to winners in the 2021 City of Chandler Creative Expression Competition from CTA Liberty. Essay winners (K-4 Category): Aaron Nguyen, 2nd place; and Bernice Ezealah, 3rd place. The theme for the 2021 contest: How your experience of culture or understanding of equity has changed with time. Both Aaron and Bernice are in the Dual Language Immersion 3rd grade program with Mr. Clayton and Mrs. Mizzi. Congratulation to both Liberty Eagles! You are AWESOME! City of Chandler Creative Expression Competition website
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    Patriotism Writing Award
    CTA Liberty and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) recognized two 6th graders for outstanding writing. Our Sixth graders participated in the "Patriotism to Me Writing Contest" sponsored by the VFW. Liberty had two winners at 6th grade (competing with 7th and 8th graders). Second Place at the Post Level went to Raenon Parson. He received a certificate and medal along with a $100 scholarship prize. Third Place at the Post Level went to Adrian Aguilar. He received a certificate and medal along with a $75 scholarship prize. Way to go, 6th grade Eagles!
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    Patriot Writing Awards
    CTA Liberty and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) recognized two 6th graders for outstanding writing. Our sixth graders participated in the Patriotism to Me Writing Contest sponsored by the VFW. Liberty had two winners at 6th grade -- competing with 7th and 8th graders. Second place at the Post Level went to Raenon Parson. He received a certificate and medal along with a $100 scholarship prize. Third place at the Post Level went to Adrian Aguilar. He received a certificate and medal along with a $75 scholarship prize. Way to go, 6th grade Eagles!
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    Bully Prevention Month
    CTA Liberty has been participating in bully prevention month. The students are learning about what bullying is, how to recognize, and stop or prevent it. They are also developing a plan of action so if they see or are bullied they know what to do. CTA Liberty wore orange on Wednesday for Inclusion Day to show they are UNTIED against bullying and they will promote kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.
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    Idiom Day
    Idiom day at CTA Liberty was a hit with students and staff!
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    Penguin Habitats
    First grade Spanish Dual Language Immersion (DLI) students had a blast creating penguin habitats. They were on display for our school's Celebration of Learning Night, where families came in to see amazing projects at every grade level.
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    Superintendent's Student Citizenship Award winner: Henry Bridwell has been a Liberty Eagle since kindergarten. Now a 6th grader, he exemplifies everything a Liberty Eagle should be: Respectful, Responsible, and Safe. Henry is outgoing, energetic, helpful and kind to his classmates and teachers. A leader in the classroom, he conscientiously strives for excellence, and always looks to assist, support, encourage, and collaborate with his peers.
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    Touchdown for Teachers
    Congratulations to CTA Liberty teacher Carlie Ramirez who was awarded a $500 grant from SRP and the Arizona Cardinals Touchdown for Teachers program. Ms. Ramirez has a diverse classroom where she gets to work with students from kindergarten to sixth grade. She plans to use the funds to improve her classroom with more hands-on material. This will create a unique learning environment Ms. Ramirez' students. Website: Touchdowns for Teachers brought to you by SRP and the Arizona Cardinals
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    Paeton Farr
    Congratulations to Paeton Farr whose Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest entry was selected as the school winner for CTA Liberty. For over 30 years, Lions clubs around the globe have sponsored this international art contest to give children everywhere the chance to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through art and creativity. Audrey was awarded a certificate and cash prize from the Sun Lakes Lion's Club, sponsored by Intel.
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    Biosphere 2
    CTA Liberty fifth grade students learned about different biomes recently on a field trip to Biosphere 2 in Oracle, Arizona.
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    Chemical Reactions
    CTA Liberty fifth Grade Dual Language Immersion (DLI) students are learning about chemical reactions. They are getting excited about participating in this years Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF).
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    Molly Garrison
    First grade Dual Language Immersion teacher Molly Garrison fought the rain during afterschool duty... and she won.
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    The Arizona Department of Education announced that CTA Liberty Campus received an "A" grade for the 2018-19 school year.
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    Veterans Day Celebration
    Liberty celebrates their veterans with pride! Mr. Anthony Smith, principal, led the school in a salute to over 45 veterans visiting Liberty for our Veterans Day 2019 celebration. The salute included 4th, 5th and 6th graders sharing their essays and poems, 1st and 2nd graders reading the Veterans Day Proclamation, and visiting KSLX DJ, Mr. Mark Devine, announcing the veterans names and branch of service. Liberty also recognized our veterans who are no longer with us in a Field of Remembrance. We thank all of our veterans and their families for their service. Veterans Day Celebration 2019 - Photo Album
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    CTA Liberty celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with help from our music teacher, Mrs. Dalene Husky.

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    Kind Letters Committee
    Kindness Is Awesome Club's Kind Letters Committee wrote their first letters of the year! The club's mission is to spread kindness across the community and make people feel more positive about the future (and today!). Through our kindness we can help renew the good simple acts in life that help people. Check out the club's activites and Public Service Announcements at the link below. Kindness Is Awesome Club website
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    College Colors Day
    In celebration of the kick-off the college football season, staff and students of CTA Liberty proudly wore their favorite college colors to school on Friday, August 30. It was fun to see the wide variety schools represented -- from ASU (go, Devils!) and UofA, to Penn State, Michigan, Oregon, Notre Dame, and Wisconsin!
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    Kindergartners in Miss Freeman's class met their 5th grade buddies from Mrs. Hight's class. They introduced themselves and drew a picture of each other. What a great time to build a community across grade levels while also teaching 5th graders responsibility and caring character traits!
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    In Spanish, verb conjugations can make your head spin, because there are so many patterns to learn -- much more than in English. In 4th grade Spanish, Kyle and his peers showed their Spanish fluency, being able to instantly weave between plural verbs and singular verbs, "us" verbs and "them" verbs. Who knew speaking Spanish could be so easy? Keep on soaring, Liberty eagles!
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    Our First PLC
    Principal Tony Smith leads the discussion about data and how it will drive our instruction at our first PLC (Professional Learning Community) meeting.
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