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    Visit Navarrete Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010876 Navarrete Elementary (2021-2022)
    Alicia Wronski
    Navarrete Elementary teacher Alicia Wronski was nominated by several of her students and chosen by the Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities as the 2022 Educator of the Year. "Ms. Wronski goes above and beyond educating our kids with disabilities. She is so patient, kind and loving and works so incredibly hard to get these kids to reach their potential." She was awarded at a recent Chandler City Council meeting.
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    Visit Navarrete Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010742 Navarrete Elementary (2021-2022)

    Student comment: "My third grade teacher Mrs. Buist was very nice to me."
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    Chandler Care Center Donations
    Navarrete Elementary students in Melissa Buist's third grade class brought in more than 300 items to help the Chandler Care Center. Her class will enjoy a personal electronics day as a thank you for their hard work and serving others.
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    Visit Navarrete Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010554 Navarrete Elementary (2021-2022)
    Nursery Rhyme Parade
    Navarrete Elementary kindergarten students put on a Nursery Rhyme Parade for the rest of the school.
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    Visit Navarrete Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010613 Navarrete Elementary (2021-2022)
    Battle of the Books Team
    Congratulations to our Battle of the Books teams for completing their first battle. They all did very well! Super woohoo to our winning pair and their amazing teamwork, Tyler and Jane!
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    Visit Navarrete Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010614 Navarrete Elementary (2021-2022)
    Million Word Readers
    Congratulations to Bennett and Ravi as our first students to read a million words this school year. Way to go, Nighthawks!
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    Visit Navarrete Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009757 Navarrete Elementary (2020-2021)
    Juliana Zeravica
    Congratulations to Juliana Zeravica, 2021 Americanism Essay 3rd place winner from Navarrete Elementary School (3rd Place, Division 1) for the local Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Chandler Lodge #2429.
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    Visit Navarrete Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009685 Navarrete Elementary (2020-2021)
    Spring 2021 Recognition
    Congratulations to kindergarten teacher Cheryl Schaffer who won the Apple Achievement Award, Silvia Hartman who was named the Outstanding Volunteer, and sixth grader Robert Henry who is the Superintendent Citizenship winner from Navarrete Elementary for 2021. Read their stories here!
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    Visit Navarrete Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009589 Navarrete Elementary (2020-2021)
    Sun Lakes Rotary Teacher of the Month
    The Sun Lakes Rotary honored Lisette Bingold from Navarrete Elementary as teacher of the month for February 2021. She received a framed certificate and $500 from the Sun Lakes Rotary, sponsored by Trust Bank and Earnhardt Auto Centers.
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    Visit Navarrete Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009431 Navarrete Elementary (2020-2021)
    A Plus School
    In October, Navarrete Elementary learned our school was named an Arizona Educational Foundation A+ School of Excellence for 2020! This makes 94 times that CUSD schools have earned A+ Schools of Excellence or U.S. Blue Ribbon awards since 1983, more than any other district in the state.
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    Cassie Itsell
    The Sun Lakes Rotary honored Cassie Itsell from Navarrete Elementary as teacher of the month for October. She received a framed certificate and $500 from the Sun Lakes Rotary - sponsored by Trust Bank and Earnhardt Auto Centers.
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    Visit Navarrete Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009446 Navarrete Elementary (2020-2021)
    Welcome Back Sign
    Principal Vanessa Whitlark surprised the school with a "Welcome Back" sign for the K-2 grades. Staff, students, and parents all loved it; it was the first thing they saw on Monday morning.
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    Visit Navarrete Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009362 Navarrete Elementary (2019-2020)

    Congratulations to the Elks Essay Contest Division I (5th & 6th grade) winners from Navarrete Elementary:
    • 1st Place - John Goff
    • 2nd Place - Shea Kaplan
    • 3rd Place - Lincoln Mickow

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    CSL Basketball Champs
    Navarrete's CSL (Chandler Sports League) basketball team won the basketball championship game ending the season with a record of 6-1! CSL Basketball Champs Photo Album
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    Visit Navarrete Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008528 Navarrete Elementary (2019-2020)
    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    Congratulations to Kamryn Moyer, Abby Wicoff and Aileen Luna who won Honorable Mention in Plant Sciences, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2020 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Extreme Temperatures. HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Visit Navarrete Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008459 Navarrete Elementary (2019-2020)
    Chandler Innovation Fair
    Congratulations to Eliana Sario, Isaiah Carroll and Robert Henry for their project titled Rain Barrels, winner of the City of Chandler Environmental Award in the Project Based Learning category at the 2020 Chandler Innovation Fair. CIF 2020 Award Winners
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    Visit Navarrete Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008495 Navarrete Elementary (2019-2020)
    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    Congratulations to Jenna Kellum and Emma Smith who won Honorable Mention in Engineering, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2020 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Music in a Bottle. HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Visit Navarrete Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008255 Navarrete Elementary (2019-2020)

    Superintendent's Student Citizenship Award winner: Madison Graham was elected by her peers to hold a school student council position. She spearheaded a reading program in which students volunteer their lunch recess time to read with CASE students. Madison performs outside community service and volunteers with foster children. She excels in academics as well as with peer and adult relationships. Madison exhibits all six of the pillars of character, and is a positive role model for her peers.
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    Visit Navarrete Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008197 Navarrete Elementary (2019-2020)
    Abigail
    Congratulations to Abigail S. who was selected to participate in the flute section of the 2020 CUSD District 6th grade Honor Band.
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    Visit Navarrete Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008121 Navarrete Elementary (2019-2020)
    SMILE Cards
    Each year, the third graders at Navarrete send SMILE cards throughout the Chandler community. They decorate, self-address, and initiate a chain of anonymous kindness gestures for someone who may need a SMILE. The student is to leave the blank SMILE card with the act of kindness. When a person receives a smile card with an act of kindness, they are to pay it forward. The third person then puts the card in the mail to return to our school. Today, our third grade classes got their first SMILE card back! It came with a beautifully typed letter and an envelope filled with FROST gift cards good for gelato for all 21 students in Mrs. Buist's Bunch! With this act of kindness, the class held a community builder at Frost where they all enjoyed their gelato together on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Academics are important, but so are THESE lessons. Third grade cannot wait for more cards to come back! Kindness Cards Photo Album
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    Makena Burton
    Congratulations to Makena Burton whose Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest entry was selected as the school winner for Navarrete Elementary. 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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    Sarah Nenaber
    Second grade teacher Sarah Nenaber was selected as the November 2019 "B&C Star Teacher." The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo awarded Sarah a $500 check to be used for books and STEM curriculum for her classroom. AZ Big Media: Burch & Cracchiolo selects Sarah Nenaber as November 'Star Teacher'
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    Millionaire Club Member
    Congratulations to Stella B., Navarrete 2nd grader, who achieved reading one million words -- and is the newest member of the Millionaire Club!
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    Honor Roll
    Mrs. Weight's 6th grade students celebrated making the Honor Roll and Principal's List.
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    Kelly Miller
    Congratulations to Navarrete sixth grade teacher Kelly Miller who won a $500 grant in the SRP/Cardinals Touchdowns for Teachers program.
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    Distributive Property Operations
    Navarrete third grade students had to "save" patient's lives by solving distributive property problems correctly. All the patients survived! Students had fun dressing up like doctors and operating on large numbers, cutting them apart into a small array, manageable for multiplication. After determining the best course of action, the doctors put the numbers back together to form the correct answer.
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    Visit Navarrete Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007687 Navarrete Elementary (2019-2020)
    Sarah Nenaber
    Congratulations to Sarah Nenaber, Navarrete second grade teacher, who was named Teacher of the Month for October by the Sun Lakes Rotary Club. To quote from her nomination letter, "Sarah values and acknowledges each child's uniqueness. Sarah's kind and compassionate heart make her an all-around wonderful colleague and teacher."
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    Visit Navarrete Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007617 Navarrete Elementary (2019-2020)
    Landrey Meskill
    Congratulations to Landrey Meskill, our first Nighthawk to reach 1 million words read for the 2019-2020 school year!
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    Visit Navarrete Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007557 Navarrete Elementary (2019-2020)
    Stopping Germs
    Navarrete sixth graders had a special presentation from a community RN showing how germs really spread with poor handwashing. Students learned how to combat stubborn germs with good hygiene and how to stay healthy with smart choices in food and lifestyle.
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    6th Grade Engineers
    Our 6th grade engineers were challenged to design and invent a way to launch a ping-pong ball the furthest distance using duct tape, paint stirrers, a wooden block, paper cup and their foot.
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    Animal Adaptations
    Mrs. Morse's 4th grade students participated in four adaptation station labs. Students observed how animals from around the world adapt to their environment. Adaptations included: elephant ears, duck feathers, marine mammals' blubber, and the baleen whale.
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    Visit Navarrete Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A006939 Navarrete Elementary (2018-2019)
    World Autism Awareness day
    Navarrete teachers and students wore royal blue on April 2 to show love and support of World Autism Awareness day.
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    Arizona Science and Engineering Fair
    Alex Lemus and Ruby Copeland won 3rd Place in Elementary Division: Animal Sciences (AS) for the project titled Plastic Eating Worms at the 2019 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair. Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) website
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    Arizona Science and Engineering Fair
    Carter Henry and Trey Howardell won 3rd Place in Elementary Division: Earth And Planetary Science (EA) for the project titled Probability Possibilities at the 2019 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair. Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) website
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    Arizona Science and Engineering Fair
    Sadie Hartman and Ashlyn Endicott won Honorable Mention from the Arizona Hydrological Society in Elementary Division: Environmental Sciences (EV) for the project titled Efficacious Erosion at the 2019 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair. Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) website
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    HISEF 2019 Award Winners
    Congratulations to 6th Grade award winners Alexis Lemus and Ruby Copeland who won 1st Place in Animal Sciences at the 2019 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Plastic-Eating Worms. HISEF 2019 Award Winners
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    HISEF 2019 Award Winners
    Congratulations to 6th Grade award winners Sadie Hartman and Ashlyn Endicott who won 1st Place in Earth & Planetary Science at the 2019 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Efficacious Erosion. HISEF 2019 Award Winners
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    HISEF 2019 Award Winners
    Congratulations to 5th Grade award winners Preston Womatopolous, Tyler Lavigne and Jacob Rosales who won 2nd Place in Chemistry at the 2019 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Solar Oven. HISEF 2019 Award Winners
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    HISEF 2019 Award Winners
    Congratulations to 6th Grade award winner Jack Gerovac who won 2nd Place in Chemistry at the 2019 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Glowing Reactions. HISEF 2019 Award Winners
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    HISEF 2019 Award Winners
    Congratulations to 6th Grade award winners Carter Henry and Trey Howardell who won 2nd Place in Mathematical Sciences at the 2019 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Probability Possibilities. HISEF 2019 Award Winners
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    HISEF 2019 Award Winners
    Congratulations to 6th Grade award winner Riley Wiggins who won 2nd Place in Medicine & Health Sciences at the 2019 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled pH in Cheese. HISEF 2019 Award Winners
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    HISEF 2019 Award Winners
    Congratulations to 6th Grade award winners Jacqueline Reynolds, Paige Watson and Yami Johnson who won 3rd Place in Environmental Sciences at the 2019 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Micro-Problem. HISEF 2019 Award Winners
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    HISEF 2019 Award Winners
    Congratulations to 6th Grade award winners David Richter, Garrett Silvertooth and Tate Carpenter who won Honorable Mention in Engineering at the 2019 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Length vs Strength. HISEF 2019 Award Winners
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    HISEF 2019 Award Winners
    Congratulations to 6th Grade award winner Carter Pettit who won Honorable Mention in Environmental Sciences at the 2019 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Drastic Desalinization. HISEF 2019 Award Winners
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    HISEF 2019 Award Winners
    Congratulations to 6th Grade award winner Carter Pettit who won Water Wise Award in Environmental Sciences at the 2019 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Drastic Desalinization. HISEF 2019 Award Winners
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    CIF 2019 Award Winners
    Congratulations to Joanne Terrell's sixth grade science classes who were awarded the Grand Canyon University PBL Award for the entry Arizona Project WET University of Arizona in Project Based Learning at the 2019 Chandler Innovation Fair. CIF 2019 Award Winners
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    Squids
    Navarrete fourth graders worked on animal classification and dissected squids working to locate and name different parts.
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    Arizona Science and Engineering Fair
    Aubrey Colvin won 3rd place in Animal Sciences: Elementary Division for the project titled Getting Schooled on Climate Change at the 2018 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair. Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) website
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    Arizona Science and Engineering Fair
    Ella Gibbs and Sydni Parker won 2nd place in Behavioral and Social Sciences: Elementary Division for the project titled Pump the Beats at the 2018 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair. Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) website
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    Congratulations to 6th Grade award winners Natalie Gurgui and Olivia Lund who won 2nd Place in Cellular & Molecular Biology at the 2018 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Vitamin C Aid. HISEF 2018 Award Winners
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