Honors, Awards and Special Programs
Shumway Leadership Academy - (2018-2019) Kindergartener's in Susan Murphy's class held a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) activity building airplanes for the ABC 26 day count down. First, they made a plan for the designs and discussed thrust and lift. Next, they tested the airplanes. Some students were disappointed with their product so they redesigned keeping in mind lift. Finally, they tested again and had success.
Shumway Leadership Academy - (2018-2019) A+ School of Excellence: Congratulations to all of the students, faculty, and staff of Shumway Leadership Academy, which has been named an A+ School of Excellence™ by the Arizona Educational Foundation! A+ Schools of Excellence™ is a comprehensive school assessment program that challenges school teams to work together to identify areas of excellence in teaching, learning, climate, community build+D6ing, and leadership. A+ Schools are celebrated and recognized as outstanding. Earning the highly prestigious A+ designation spotlights the positive successes happening in public schools every day! Arizona Educational Foundation A+ Schools of Excellence
Shumway Leadership Academy - (2018-2019) The English language development students in Kindergarten at Shumway Leadership Academy have been focusing on independent writing with real world prompts. They are using details and descriptive words in their sentences. They are "poppin!"
Shumway Leadership Academy - (2018-2019) Joseph Lara Franco, kindergarten student at Shumway Leadership Academy, shared his Guatemalan holiday traditions with his classmates. Together, they celebrated his success in achieving personal speaking and English Language Development goals as demonstrated in his presentation.
Shumway Leadership Academy - (2018-2019) Shumway Leadership Academy was one of three Arizona Schools to earn the Arizona Exemplary Title I program award from the Arizona Department of Education: "The school vision included providing an exceptional education for all students through nurturing individual greatness via purposeful, rigorous instruction and a focus on student leadership development. The mission is to provide a collaborative environment focused on the development of innovative leaders with strong character while ensuring learning for all." Arizona Exemplary Title I Program Awards website
Shumway Leadership Academy - (2018-2019) Third grade English language students at Shumway Leadership Academy served as leaders for the Kindergarten English language development class to meet their goals in listening, speaking, and writing. They assisted in providing an authentic and messy hands on experience to further their understanding of adjectives, noun and prepositional phrases.
Shumway Leadership Academy - (2018-2019) The Chandler Fire Department visited Shumway Leadership Academy preschool classes during community helper's week. The students learned about fire safety and the role of emergency services in our city.
Shumway Leadership Academy - (2017-2018) Shumway Leadership Academy celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday last week with a visit from the Cat in the Hat! The Cat was so proud of all the great readers at Shumway!
Shumway Leadership Academy - (2017-2018) The Shumway Medical Club, sponsored by DeAnn Royster (counselor) and April Brady (health assistant), meet once a week to learn about medical careers and basic medical skills such as hand washing and first aid.
Shumway Leadership Academy - (2017-2018) Student comment submitted: "Thank you, Mrs. Notley, for being a good teacher!"
Shumway Leadership Academy - (2017-2018) Shumway Leadership Academy recently showcased the school to the community with a "Leadership Day." Students' performances were top-notch, they also demonstrated technology and held presentations on the various student-initiated clubs.
Shumway Leadership Academy - (2017-2018) Student comment submitted: "[Thank you,] Mrs. Saenz, for being a good teacher!"
Shumway Leadership Academy - (2017-2018) Shumway's Student Lighthouse organized our first service project of the year: Penny Wars. All proceeds raised were donated to Scarborough Elementary School in Houston, Texas. This school was affected by Hurricane Harvey, and we hope these funds can help with supplies. Students raised a total of $1,157.64. First grade was the winner raising $308.18.
Shumway Leadership Academy - (2017-2018) Color guard training to teach our Student Lighthouse team how to care for, raise and lower our flags.
Shumway Leadership Academy - (2017-2018) During the week of September 11th, our student leaders did not want to just remember the heroes of September 11th, they wanted to take action. After a very special flag raising on Monday, the entire week was dedicated to being kind to others. Just to name a few examples, students wrote notes to one another, did deliveries for teachers, and tied shoes for younger students.
Shumway Leadership Academy - (2016-2017) Shumway Leadership Academy participated in Arizona Agricultural Literacy Days during the first week of November. Two youth volunteers from our local 4H community, Jenna Mennetti and Brooklyn Corbin, read to 7 classrooms, sharing the importance of agriculture in our state. Teachers were then given the book to add to their class libraries. Students enjoyed learning about and discussing the role of agriculture in our Arizona communities from these two Maricopa County 4H Youth Leaders.
Shumway Leadership Academy - (2016-2017) On Thursday, Nov. 3, First Sergeant Chris Llewellyn and members of the Army visited our school. They presented a beautiful video of the history of the American flag, eight replicas of the original flags, and a demonstration of how to present and fold the flag. Their visit was a wonderful connection between our students and our United States history.
Shumway Leadership Academy - (2016-2017) We are excited to share that our school is going to have its own presidential election this year alongside the public voters! We will set up a voting poll in the courtyard by the front office where students will line up to vote at a private computer. At the end of the day, we will tally all of the ballots and announce which candidate has won our school election!
Shumway Leadership Academy - (2016-2017) This past year and a half, Shumway has had an increased focus on student leadership development. The students have embraced this new program and have shown great leadership qualities. We are so proud of them! To reflect this new focus, our school name was changed to Shumway Leadership Academy starting for the 2016-2017 school year.
Shumway Leadership Academy - (2015-2016) The first annual Shumway Leadership Day was presented by the Shumway students. They presented the 7 Habits / Leader in Me program and how it has positively impacted their lives and Shumway as a school. The day consisted of students performing, answering questions and giving guided tours to our 100 guests, including district employees, community leaders and parents. The Leader in Me website
Shumway Leadership Academy - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Shumway's Battle of the Books team! Leader Amy Shoot and students Grace Glenn, Katherina Lemos and Azul Araujo-Tanori earned their way through district semi and final battles to represent Chandler Unified School District at the Battle of the Books Regionals on May 4th at Stapley Junior High in Mesa.
Shumway Leadership Academy - (2015-2016) Liberty Wildlife came to Shumway and presented to the Kindergarten and 1st grade students. After the presentation, the students started collecting Dawn detergent, sponges and paper towels to donate to Liberty Wildlife and give back to their community. Liberty Wildlife Website
Shumway Leadership Academy - (2015-2016) Shumway students participated in the "Bench the Bag" program. They collected a total of 589 pounds -- approximately 44,175 plastic bags and wrap. Through their efforts, Shumway will receive a planter from Trex along with a desert-friendly plant.
Shumway Leadership Academy - (2015-2016) 5 members of the Chandler Football team spent the afternoon with the 6th grade boys from Shumway Leadership Academy. The students gave up their own time to come and mentor to the Shumway students. Each of the Chandler High School Seniors shared their story about the struggles they overcame to get where they are today and what they needed to do to get to college. They emphasized good grades, respecting your parents and teachers, making good choices, and setting goals for their future.
Shumway Leadership Academy - (2015-2016) Mrs. Johnston's 2nd grade class participated with others to record themselves reading stories. These stories are being shared with children in the Arizona foster care program. AZCentral.com article: If you tell a foster child a story, will it chase away her nightmares?
Shumway Leadership Academy - (2015-2016) Shumway Elementary Student Lighthouse Team decorated and stuffed duffle bags for children in foster care so they can move with dignity. We call them "Sweet" cases.
Shumway Elementary - (2014-2015) Congratulations to Shumway Elementary for achieving the Bronze Award in the Healthier US School Challenge. This Challenge is a cornerstone of Let's Move!, an ambitious initiative to solve the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation. Thank you also to teacher Bill Tuttle who organized the Challenge at our school.
Shumway Elementary - (2014-2015) Shumway Elementary teacher Jamie Droegwas selected as a semi-finalist for the 2014 ELL Teacher of the Year Award. When asked about teaching ELL students, Jamie said, 'I love teaching first grade and I love teaching ELL students. It's the toughest job and the hardest I have ever worked. But I actually finally feel like I make a difference here and that's why I became a teacher in the first place.'
Shumway Elementary - (2014-2015) Shumway Elementary teacher Donna Gorski was selected by the University of Phoenix and the Arizona Cardinals as an MVP in the Classroom. She received four tickets to the September 8th game against the San Diego Chargers. This included four pre-game field passes, a parking pass, an Arizona Cardinals jersey and a $500 donorschoose.org gift card.
Shumway Elementary - (2014-2015) Two sixth graders from Shumway Elementary, Emily Plant and Megan Foster were chosen by the Arizona Dairy Council to attend the Fuel Up to Play 60 Kids Combine as school wellness ambassadors at University of Phoenix Stadium. They were picked along with 30 other students from schools all over Arizona.
Shumway Elementary - (2013-2014) The Arizona Department of Education announced that Shumway Elementary received an A Grade for the 2012-13 school year. Arizona Department of Education
Shumway Elementary - (2012-2013) Eighteen of the 19 winners in in the City of Chandler's ninth annual fourth grade environmental art contest were CUSD students. Shumway Elementary had one winner, Ayshia Mack under the direction of teacher Sarilyn Larchick.
Shumway Elementary - (2012-2013) The Arizona Department of Education announced that Shumway Elementary received a B Grade for the 2011-12 school year. Arizona Department of Education
Shumway Elementary - (2011-2012) Students read over 200 million words in 2011-12.
Shumway Elementary - (2011-2012) Over 300 parents, students and staff Celebrated Family Science Night.
Shumway Elementary - (2011-2012) Implemented a new anti-bullying program for students that included piloting an anti-bullying hotline for CUSD.
Shumway Elementary - (2011-2012) 100% of the Shumway Staff participated in professional development to implement common core standards in math.
Shumway Elementary - (2011-2012) Students performed in a play written by a Shumway parent.