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    Ryan Cheer Team
    Congratulations to the Ryan Cheer teams for placing in the CUSD Community Education district competition on April 2:
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    • Littles (K-2) - 2nd place
    • Bigs (3-6) - 3rd place

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    Congratulations to Lucas Kuraoka and Cameron Reed who won 3rd 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 "Vaccine Herd Immunity."
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    Congratulations to Ashley Barlow who won 4th place in Behavioral and Social Sciences - EL, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2022 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled "The Stroop Effect."
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    Congratulations to Kendra Bunker, Nora Pongstaporn and Kameron Russell who won 3rd place in Cellular and Molecular Biology - EL, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2022 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled "Inherited Fingerprint Patterns."
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    Congratulations to Tatum Brandau who won 1st 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 "Heat it Up."
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    Congratulations to Paxton Nimm who won 2nd 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 "Lifting Water."
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    Congratulations to Kaylie Lynar and Gracie Schmidt who won 1st place in Behavioral and Social Sciences - EL, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2022 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled "The Stroop Effect."
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    Cristy Wellik
    Congratulations to Ryan Elementary teacher Cristy Wellik who earned National Board Certification in December. Achieving National Board Certification is a rigorous process, and was designed to develop, retain, and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards website: Mission and History
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    Visit Ryan Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010671 Ryan Elementary (2021-2022)
    Jungle Jog
    Ryan Elementary students and staff had a blast at the "Jingle Jog." Principal Justin Durham also got in some "Maui Kisses," when he came to join in on the fun.
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    Slimed Principal
    Ryan Elementary students were able to "slime" Principal Justin Durham and PE teacher David Angell as an incentive earned for the Heart Association challenge. Additionally, sixth grade played kickball against the teachers.
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    Bullying Prevention and Inclusion Week
    Ryan Elementary celebrated Bullying Prevention and Inclusion Week. This week focuses on teaching students what bullying is, and how to prevent it and empower others to stand up for themselves or others. Additionally, the whole school went "orange" in honor of Unity Day.
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    Commemorating Patriot Day
    Pictured from Ryan Elementary's commemoration of Patriot Day 2021.
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    2021 HISEF
    Congratulations to Grace Berube and Camilla Reed who won 1st place in Behavioral and Social Sciences, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2021 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled "Peppermint Memory"
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    2021 HISEF
    Congratulations to Payton Grex who won Honorable Mention in Chemistry, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2021 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled "Rocketology- Baking Soda + Vinegar = Lift off!"
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    2021 HISEF
    Congratulations to Michael Darcy who won 3rd place in Earth and Planetary Science, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2021 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled "Stalactites"
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    Congratulations to Sasha Ajassi, Kaitlin Arcand and Swathi Kunta who won 3rd place in Engineering, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2021 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled "Solar Power Oven"
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    Ryan Elementary Cheer Squads
    Ryan Elementary K-2 and 3-6 cheer squads earned first place at their competitions on March 13.
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    Read Across America
    Students and staff at Ryan Elementary celebrated Read Across America Day by dressing as their favorite book characters.
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    Spring 2021 Recognition
    Congratulations to special education teacher Erica Marsh who won the Apple Achievement Award, Jen Austin who was named the Outstanding Volunteer, and sixth grader Chase Devore who is the Superintendent Citizenship winner from Ryan Elementary for 2021. Read their stories here!
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    Fun Run
    Ryan students and staff earned over $30,000 for the school with their Fun Run! 5th and 6th grade students had color bombing, and some of the staff got in on the fun. Fun Run Photo Album
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    Dress Alike Day
    Fourth grade teachers Mrs. Wendt and Mr. Neeley dressed as Raggedy Ann and Andy for Dress Alike Day.
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    Our Ryan 6th grade Mathletes participated in the MathCounts math competition.
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    Congratulations to Aubrey McBurney, Megan Cox and Ava Jackowski who won Honorable Mention in Mathematical Sciences, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2020 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Knock Your Blocks Off: The Mechanics of Carnival Games. HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    Congratulations to Ava Olenburg and Milly Carpenter who won 3rd Place in Medicine & Health Sciences, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2020 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Shining a Light on Sunscreen. HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    Congratulations to Jyn Mei Schnulo and Eleda Dickenson who won Honorable Mention in Chemistry, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2020 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Diaper Dilemma: A Look at Diapers and Their Absorbency. HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    Congratulations to Kylan Catch who won 3rd Place in Engineering, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2020 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Building Bridges: Which is the Strongest Bridge?. HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    Congratulations to Brayden Cameron, Keoki Clark and Ethan Howe who won 1st Place in Environmental Sciences, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2020 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Why Apples Turn Brown. HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Diya and Isha Goel
    Ryan fourth graders (and twin sisters) Diya and Isha Goel had a booth at the Acton Children's Business Fair in downtown Chandler and won for "Best Presentation." Additionally, Diya's art placed in the top 10 at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show art competition.
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    Ryan Student Council
    Congratulations to our Ryan Student Council, awarded "Most Spirited" at the Student Leadership Conference at Chandler High on February 7!
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    Superintendent's Student Citizenship Award winner: Mathew Kozel is Student Council President, Safety Squad Member, and Classroom Leader. He plays soccer, is a talented, self-motivated writer, and humble leader. He asks questions, provides thoughtful discourse in complex subjects, self-reflects and analyzes his own work, looking for opportunities for refinement. Matthew is a Buddy to a special needs student. He is patient and kind, and ensures that his buddy is able to participate in activities as much as possible.
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    100th Day of School
    Ryan Elementary students and staff celebrated the 100th day of school!
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    Canine Companions for Independence
    Ryan Elementary students and staff welcome Jeremiah, a new Canine Companions for Independence puppy in training.
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    Kevin Sylvester
    Ryan kindergarten through 3rd grades had a visit from author Kevin Sylvester in November.
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    Sam and Sophia
    Congratulations to Ryan Elementary 6th graders Sam and Sophia, our school Spelling Bee champion and runner up!
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    Samantha Platt
    Congratulations to Samantha Platt whose Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest entry was selected as the school winner for Ryan 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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    Nicole Witte
    Ryan 5th grade teacher Nicole Witte was honored by Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Posts 7401 and 8053 as K-5 Teacher of the Year! She was recognized for her work over more than a decade organizing her team to create an annual Wall of Gratitude and Remembrance to honor American veterans, a project designed to align with Social Studies, Writing, and Speaking & Listening curriculum. Students create a poster for the Wall containing a narrative, photos, decorations and honors about a veteran #NAME?
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    Turkey Donation
    Ryan 6th grade classes raised funds to purchase 66 turkeys to donate to St. Vincent de Paul. Turkey Collection and Donation Photo Album
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    Book Donation
    Ryan Elementary students and staff donated over 800 books to the Chandler Care Center.
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    Wall of Remembrance
    Ryan Elementary 5th grade classes held a Wall of Remembrance and Gratitude Day for Veterans on Nov 12th. Wall of Remembrance and Gratitude Photo Album
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    Gavin
    6th grade student Gavin T. competed in the Proof is in the Pudding Contest at the Mesa Arts Center.
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    The Arizona Department of Education announced that Ryan Elementary received an "A" grade for the 2018-19 school year.
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    Veterans Day Picnic
    Ryan Elementary held a Veterans Day Picnic with over 380 guests in attendance! Veterans Day Picnic - Photo Album
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    BMX Assembly
    Ryan Elementary hosted a Go Green, Live Clean BMX assembly in November. The message: to live clean, work hard, and follow your dreams! BMX Assembly - Photo Album
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    Cristy Wellik
    Congratulations to Cristy Wellik who was awarded a $500 grant from the Touchdowns for Teachers program, sponsored by Salt River Project and the Arizona Cardinals. Touchdown for Teachers website
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    Royals Flag Troop
    The Royals Flag Troop has a special job at Ryan Elementary. These students have volunteered to serve our school by performing the Reveille and Retreat ceremonies; the raising and lowering of the school's American and Arizona flags. In doing this, they practice traditions that have existed since the American Revolution. When our troop members perform their duties, they do so with pride and respect. They know our flags honor all those who served, those who continue to serve and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Not just in the military, but all those Americans who serve our nation, our state, our community and our Constitution of the United States. Royals Flag Troop 2019-2020 Campaign: "We few, we happy few, we band of Royals. For whoever runs with me today, shall be a Royal."
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    Assembly
    Ryan Elementary students and staff held a going-away assembly for Canine Companions for Independence dog Kai and his friends.
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    Paint Night
    Ryan Elementary paint night for girls and their favorite female adult had over 180 attendees!
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    Volunteers
    THANK YOU to volunteers from Compass Church who planted gardens, cleaned laptops, and tidied up around Ryan Elementary.
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    CEF Grant Winners
    Congratulations to Caroline Hall, Lisa Remsberg, and the 1st grade team (Kelly Giordano, Amber Testa, and Sarah Durel), our Chandler Education Foundation (CEF) grant award winners!
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    Canine Companions for Independence
    Principal Diane Wells and technology teacher Monikkah Heredia attended and presented a check to Canine Companions for Independence at their annual golf tournament in September.
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