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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A011157 Sanborn Elementary (2021-2022)
    Battle of the Books Champions
    Congratulations to Ethan Santos, Kaidence Lowry, and Whitley Mayers for winning the Battle of the Books Championship at Sanborn. They will represent the school at the district semi-final battle on April 20.
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    Honors Band and Orchestra
    Congratulations to Riley Troutman for being selected for Chandler Unified School District's Honors Band. Congratulations also to Kaidence Lowry and Sarah Harder for being selected for the district's Honors Orchestra. We are so proud of them!
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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010888 Sanborn Elementary (2021-2022)
    Published Author John Janezic
    John Janezic, Sanborn Media Specialist, is now a published author! After two years in the making, Because Cockroaches Rule! was released in January. "Louie the Roach" has been entertaining our Suns on morning announcements this year and we are so proud of him for getting his own book to show the world how cool cockroaches truly are. We are pretty proud of Mr. J. as well.
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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010887 Sanborn Elementary (2021-2022)
    Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show Art Contest Blue Ribbon Winners
    Zeek Carrillo, Eva Johnson, and Brisa Cota were selected as Blue Ribbon Winners from the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show Art Contest. Only 10 were awarded in 2nd grade, and Sanborn received THREE of them. We are so proud of our second grade Suns!
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    Writing Summaries
    The third grade students at Sanborn Elementary learned about Rosa Parks, Henry Box Brown, Ruby Bridges, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Thurgood Marshall, and Harriet Tubman. The students watched videos and read small books about these individuals. The students wrote summaries about the lives of these amazing people. They wrote down the character traits of each one. The students were also able to draw pictures and write paragraph about what they thought was important about each person's life. Students loved this project and are asking for more!
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    Arabian Horse Show
    Holly Eske's 2nd grade class learned about Arabian horses during the week of Jan 10. Student did an art lesson and submitted their artwork to receive T-shirts and tickets to the Arabian Horse Show in February!
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    ABC Program
    Sanborn students Elijah Gonzalez and Lorenzo Violette were introduced to 2-year-old Angus, the 130-pound Leonberger therapy dog through Gabriel's Angels. Gabriel's Angels will be coming to Sanborn weekly as part of the ABC program to support students with their reading. Elijah and Lorenzo learned that Angus likes to eat hard-boiled eggs and chicken. His favorite sport is playing with his sister and his favorite skill is laying down. Angus also has a book written about him that during the next visit the students will be able to read.
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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010649 Sanborn Elementary (2021-2022)
    Marilyn Nguyen and Felicity Rios
    Congratulations to the winners of the Sanborn Elementary spelling bee: sixth grader Marilyn Nguyen for first place and fifth grader Felicity Rios for runner-up.
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    Marilyn Nguyen and Felicity Rios
    Sanborn's school spelling bee was held on December 3. Congratulations to Marilyn Nguyen, our 2021-22 School Spelling Bee Champion, and Felicity Rios, the first runner-up.
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    Donors Choose Grant
    Media Tech, Kathleen Leonard, applied for a Donors Choose grant for our school in November and the project was fully funded by three different companies! Through this grant, Sanborn received 90 mice for our classroom laptops and class book sets as well as crayons for use in the library.
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    Cereal Drive
    Sanborn Elementary student council sponsored a cereal drive for the Chandler Care Center. 1,351 boxes/bags of cereal were donated by students, families, and staff proving that the caring and citizenship pillars are a part of who they are and what the stand for at Sanborn!
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    Sanborn Preschool
    Students in Margie Schlechty's PreK class at Sanborn learned about safety rules and following directions as they practiced using the crosswalk.
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    Cooper Buck
    Sanborn student Cooper Buck won Gold in the Southwest Classic Jiu-Jitsu tournament in October. Congratulations, Cooper!
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    Andrea Meyer
    Congratulations to Andrea Meyer, Sanborn kindergarten teacher, who was named KTAR News 92.3 FM's Gaydos and Chad Show's Pay Tribute to a Teacher winner, presented by Your Valley Toyota Dealers. As part of this award, she will receive a $2,500 check to use as she wishes. She plans to put it towards a field trip this year for the entire grade level to enjoy and experience.
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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009978 Sanborn Elementary (2020-2021)
    Andrea Vanlandingham
    Congratulations to Sanborn Chandler Education Foundation grant winner Andrea Vanlandingham, who will use the award to fund Escape Room Breakout EDU Kit for Technology Class.
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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009974 Sanborn Elementary (2020-2021)
    Gabriela Bucio and Damon Lloyd
    Congratulations to Gabriela Bucio and Damon Lloyd who were selected for CUSD Honor Band.
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    Riley Troutman and Marilyn Nguyen
    Congratulations to Riley Troutman and Marilyn Nguyen who were selected for CUSD Honor Orchestra.
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    Alexis Muro and Lindsey May
    Congratulations to Alexis Muro, Sanborn's School Spelling Bee Champion and Lindsey May, School Spelling Bee 1st Runner-Up.
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    Mary Davis
    Congratulations to Sanborn Chandler Education Foundation grant winner Mary Davis, who will use the award to fund the Keyboards for Music program.
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    Cooper Buck
    Sanborn student Cooper Buck won 1st place in his first jiu jitsu competition at Jiu Jitsu World League at Westworld in May 2021. Congratulations on winning the GOLD!
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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010458 Sanborn Elementary (2020-2021)
    Teacher of the Month
    The Sun Lakes Rotary honored Allison Lewis from Sanborn Elementary as Teacher of the Month for March 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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    Class Band
    Sanborn Elementary first graders in Ashley Nelson's class have been learning about sounds and vibrations. Students each created an instrument made from a variety of materials. Here is their class band!
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    Alli Lewis
    Congratulation to Alli Lewis who was named Sun Lakes Rotary Teacher of the Month for April.
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    Rosa Flores
    Congratulations to Rosa Flores, head custodian at Sanborn, who acquired her American citizenship!
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    Derek Larson
    Congratulations to Derek Larson who won Honorable Mention in Medicine and Health Sciences, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2021 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled "What is the Best Water Filter"
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    Read Across America
    To celebrate Read Across America Week, volunteer guest readers performed virtual, live readings for Sanborn Elementary classes.
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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009693 Sanborn Elementary (2020-2021)
    Spring 2021 Recognition
    Congratulations to English language development teacher Geneal Fendrick who won the Apple Achievement Award, Jordan Ortiz who was named the Outstanding Volunteer, and sixth grader Alli Woods who is the Superintendent Citizenship winner from Sanborn Elementary for 2021. Read their stories here!
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    MLK Awareness
    Cindy Fletcher put together a beautiful bulletin board in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009120 Sanborn Elementary (2019-2020)
    PLTW Distinguished School
    Sanborn is proud to be recognized as a Project Lead the Way Distinguished School (PLTW) again this year! We are committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in our PLTW program.
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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009307 Sanborn Elementary (2019-2020)
    Intel Volunteers
    A team of Intel Engineers volunteered their time at Sanborn Elementary engaging students in various learning activities. These included rehearsing and performing readers theatre scripts, teaching an enrichment lesson and playing games in math, making paper airplanes, measuring glider distances, studying Project Lead the Way pushes and pulls, guest speaking on art techniques, and flying a drone. A kindergarten student summed up the experience stating, "Engineer Thor was just like Superhero Thor!"
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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008403 Sanborn Elementary (2019-2020)
    Patriotic Picnic
    Sanborn Elementary held their fifth annual Patriotic Picnic to kick off the Presidents Day weekend and spend some quality time together as a school community. Families enjoyed lunch together, a photo booth, 9-square, fabulous weather, and some patriotic music performed by second graders.
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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008462 Sanborn Elementary (2019-2020)
    Robotics Team
    Congratulations to the Ice Tea team, 2nd place winner in the Vex IQ Squared Away Robotics Competition at the 2020 Chandler Innovation Fair. CIF 2020 Award Winners
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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008512 Sanborn Elementary (2019-2020)
    John Rutherford
    Congratulations to John Rutherford who won Honorable Mention in Medicine & Health Sciences, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2020 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled What Water Has the Lowest pH?. HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Domino Derksen and Katie Tolman
    Congratulations to Domino Derksen and Katie Tolman who won 1st Place and the Intel Innovator Award in Physics & Astronomy, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2020 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled What is the Most Cost Effective Material to Put in a Life Vest?. HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Michelle Coffman
    Congratulations to Michelle Coffman, this year's Outstanding Volunteer Award winner for Sanborn! Michelle has volunteered in the classroom reading with students, in the workroom making copies and materials, at PTO events, as an Art Masterpiece instructor, and on our Site Council. We appreciate all the time and energy she devotes to our Sanborn students and community!
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    Hermanas Conference
    Congratulations to Rowan Scott, Madison Price, Sophia Coria, Brooke Mehlberg, Ilse Lopez, Sofia Iglesias-Cortez, Mia Velasquez, Faith Bishop, Jessabel Fernandez, Abigail Soto, Jada Miller, Andrea Valdez, Marina Rodriguez, Emily Medina, Anaya Cortez, Makyha Bryant and Anahi Hernandez who were selected to attend Hermanas (Sisters): Diseña tu futuro (Design Your Future) . This one-day conference provides a supportive environment in which young women can interact with successful Latinas professionals in STEM careers, explore technological careers, receive encouragement to finish school, attend college, and to pursue their goals. Hermanas has partnered with the Intel Corporation since 2006 to plan and host a day of learning and fun activities to stimulate interest in STEM.
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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008310 Sanborn Elementary (2019-2020)
    Savannah Romero
    Savannah Romero was honored with Chandler High School's Scruffy Tuffy Award because she helped out a staff member with a medical issue demonstrating the character traits of responsibility, citizenship, and a very caring heart.
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    Omar was honored with Chandler High School's Scruffy Tuffy Award because he showed courage in making the right decision even when his peers were pressuring him to decide differently. He demonstrated responsibility, trustworthiness, caring, and citizenship in this situation making him very deserving of this recognition.
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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008296 Sanborn Elementary (2019-2020)
    Best Collage Award
    Congratulations to the Sanborn Student Council, winning the "Best Collage Award" at the CUSD Student Leadership Conference at Chandler High on February 7!
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    Rosa Flores
    Congratulations to Rosa Flores who was honored with an Apple Achievement Award at the Chandler Center for the Arts on February 5.
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    Internet Safety
    Leslie Russell, Community Outreach and Education Coordinator for the Attorney General's Office came to Sanborn Elementary to talk with students about Internet safety and how to best protect their personal information and identity while gaming or using social media. She presented this important information during two separate assemblies in an engaging, age-appropriate, and straightforward manner.
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    Anahi Hernandez
    Congratulations to Anahi Hernandez, recipient of the 2020 Chandler Volunteer Youth Recognition Award! Chandler Volunteer Youth Recognition Awards Photo Album
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    Superintendent's Student Citizenship Award winner: Nasir is an inquisitive, thoughtful and hard-working student. He decided at a young age that his goal was to become student body president of a school. He stayed focused, listened to his peers about their concerns, ran for the position of Student Body President at Sanborn, and was elected! In his application, he mentioned solutions to problems. Nasir focuses on the concerns and issues of the Sanborn community.
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    Building Robots
    Sanborn 5th graders worked collaboratively in small teams to build robots and design them to master a course involving several turns and maneuvers. They even taught Principal Caryn Cole how to drive one of them.
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    Sebastian Williams and Alexis Muro
    Congratulations to our Sanborn school spelling bee top spellers: Sebastian Williams (champion) and Alexis Muro (runner-up).
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    Danielle Harris and Torie Brown
    Congratulations to Sanborn Special Education Department Chair Danielle Harris and Dean of Students Torie Brown who graduated in December from NAU and ASU respectively with masters degrees in Educational Leadership.
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    101 Dalmations
    Sanborn Elementary staff dressed up as 101 dalmations on Halloween. Principal Caryn Cole was Cruella de Vil, and Dean Torie Brown was the Dog Catcher. The kids loved it at drop-off in the morning.
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    Anahi Hernandez
    Anahi Hernandez was honored by Chandler High School with the Scruffy's Tuffys Achievement Award. Anahi has demonstrated exceptional character in her academics as well as social interactions with students and staff. She is a shining leader here at Sanborn and is so very deserving of this award.
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    Rooster Lore
    Mrs. Fendrick does some copywriting for the creative director at Fox Restaurant Concepts. Her rooster lore is displayed on the wall at North Italia in Del Mar, California. Over the summer she was able to stop in to take a picture with her work!
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    Young American Poetry Project Winners
    Twelve Sanborn Elementary students (Joshua Holloman, Cameron Knotts, Cameron Sitarz, Gabi Hodgins, Landen Blakes, Natalie Hall, Talon Price, Adan Sanchez-Bernal, Nathaniel Vega, Addison Schattenberg, Cole Benson and Tyler Cornille) were selected as winners in the Young American Poetry Project. Poems were evaluated on creativity, sensory/figurative images, structure, and use of poetic techniques. Their poems will be published in the 25th edition of the Young American Poetry Digest.
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