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    Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A009650 Andersen Junior High (2020-2021)
    Spring 2021 Recognition
    Congratulations to custodial manager Irene Rubio who won the Apple Achievement Award, Kim Corder who was named the Outstanding Volunteer, and eighth grader Harley Miller who is the Superintendent Citizenship winner from Andersen Junior High for 2021. Read their stories here!
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    Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A009478 Andersen Junior High (2020-2021)
    Shakespeare in Jazz
    Students in Laura McCloud's class did an amazing job connecting "Shakespeare in Jazz" to figurative language and their vocabulary unit. The virtual concert was presented by Chandler Center for the Arts and was enjoyed by all!
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    Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A009404 Andersen Junior High (2020-2021)
    In-Person and Virtual Learning
    Andersen Junior High School teachers, Victoria Heppler and Stephanie Horton, provide in-person special services and virtual learning in their classrooms. The teachers focus on staying connected with families, while creating engaging and differentiated activities for their students, no matter where they are. The amazing paraprofessionals Brenda Belt, Gabriel Taylor, Desire Tarabori, and Nicole McCabe help make this learning even more meaningful.
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    Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A008335 Andersen Junior High (2019-2020)
    Julie Oxley
    Congratulations to Andersen Junior High eighth grader Julie Oxley who won the Chandler Innovation Fair t-shirt design competition.
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    Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A008220 Andersen Junior High (2019-2020)

    Superintendent's Student Citizenship Award winner: Cash Pace is an amazing student who has overcome significant personal challenges to be successful. Through all of that he has maintained a positive attitude and been extremely helpful to his teachers, friends, and classmates. He is a trustworthy campus leader.
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    Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A009317 Andersen Junior High (2019-2020)
    Chris Hales
    Chris Hales, Media Specialist at Andersen Junior High, was nominated for the American Library Association's I Love My Librarian Award. A teacher on staff nominated him for his special efforts to find books that have authors or characters that our diverse population can identify with. Chris works diligently to increase interest across every demographic, get ALL STUDENTS access to our public city library, and meet various levels of needs by meeting with individual students, daily! Chris is an example of Equity work at its finest!
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    Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A007885 Andersen Junior High (2019-2020)
    Future Jags
    Andersen Junior High students in Amy Whiteley's class visited the "Future Jags" at Andersen Elementary to share their love of reading.
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    Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A007847 Andersen Junior High (2019-2020)
    Miles of sMiles
    Students in Carolyn Cofoid's class at Andersen Junior High took time to appreciate bus drivers and their Miles of sMiles!
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    Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A007462 Andersen Junior High (2019-2020)
    Dry Ice Experiment
    Andersen Junior High is focusing on equity with more inclusive activities for all students. Andersen all-stars participated with Heather Henrichs eighth grade science class to complete a dry ice experiment last week.
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    Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A006979 Andersen Junior High (2018-2019)
    ThinSat Launch
    Andersen Junior High ThinSat Rocket Launches into Space! Northrop Grumman (previously Orbital) launched the Antares rocket last week. Andersen Junior High was the only school in Arizona selected to participate in the ThinSat Program, guaranteeing them a spot on this rocket launch. The rocket will release the satellite to orbit Earth for five to ten days, collecting data on atmospheric pressure, temperature, velocity, altitude, and UV light. Students in Joe Badala's class launched prototypes on a helium balloon on campus to collect low atmospheric data. Gearing up for this rocket launch, students conducted a series of these launches, tethering some balloons and releasing others. They also sent a prototype on a weather balloon. NASA-TV Wallops video website: Antares Launch, April 17, 2019
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    Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A006938 Andersen Junior High (2018-2019)
    Scot Lewis
    Scot Lewis was named the 2018-19 Chandler Online Academy Teacher of the Year. Scot teaches Music Appreciation and Junior High Exploring Music. Scot is currently the director of bands at Andersen Junior High.
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    Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A006765 Andersen Junior High (2018-2019)
    Cole Stockstad
    Congratulations to Andersen Junior High student Cole Stockstad who was selected by the Mayor's Committee on Disabilities as the Chandler Student of Year! Every year, the Committee selects students who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in the Chandler special needs community for their hard work and contributions. Cole was honored by the mayor at a ceremony at the Chandler City Council Chambers on March 11.

    Cole has received dozens of Chandler Special Olympics medals, participating in basketball, soccer, track and swimming. He plays clarinet in the school band and is an active member of student council, book club and anime club. He enters the school’s talent show each year, last year winning 3rd place. Cole is also a #StopBullying advocate and an advocate for himself and others with disabilities.
    Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities - Disability Awareness Awards website
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    Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A006381 Andersen Junior High (2018-2019)
    HISEF 2019 Award Winners
    Congratulations to 8th Grade award winner Canyon Hutchinson who won 2nd Place in Chemistry at the 2019 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled The Effects of Ocean Acidification on Brine Shrimp. HISEF 2019 Award Winners
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    Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A005294 Andersen Junior High (2017-2018)

    Student comment submitted: "[Thank you,] Mrs. Kervin, for being the best social studies teacher!"
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    Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A004736 Andersen Junior High (2017-2018)
    Michelle Goerge
    Congratulations to 8th Grade award winner Michelle Goerge who won 3rd Place in Earth & Planetary Science at the 2018 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Science Behind Gigantic Waves. HISEF 2018 Award Winners
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    Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A004737 Andersen Junior High (2017-2018)
    Prince Valladolid
    Congratulations to 8th Grade award winner Prince Valladolid who won 3rd Place in Medicine & Health Sciences at the 2018 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Which Drink Replenishes Most Electrolytes? HISEF 2018 Award Winners
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    Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A004384 Andersen Junior High (2017-2018)
    Choir Concert
    The Andersen Junior High Choir, led by Verónica Morales, put on a wonderful holiday choir concert in December.
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    Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A004385 Andersen Junior High (2017-2018)

    Thank you to Orbital for sponsoring the ThinSat Program! Andersen Junior High will be launching a satellite into space to collect and analyze data. This project begins in January 2018, and there are three phases to be completed before our satellite is launched into space in January of 2019.
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    Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A004386 Andersen Junior High (2017-2018)
    Movie and Paint Night
    AJHS Booster Club sponsored a movie and paint night at Andersen Junior High. Andersen students and families came to watch Elf on the big screen and paint pottery from As You Wish.
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    Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A003583 Andersen Junior High (2016-2017)

    Congratulations to Ms. Henrichs who wrote an outstanding grant application to support cross-curricular learning with Science and PE and was awarded an SRP learning grant for $5,000. With this grant she will be purchasing 15 iPads, covers and a charging cart for the classroom! The students here at AJHS will now be able to track lab data in real time and utilize some advanced technology to support what they are doing in the classroom.
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    Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A003660 Andersen Junior High (2016-2017)

    Thank you to the Chandler fire fighters who came to visit AJHS on April 18th and did a mini-CPR lesson with our students. They have been coming to AJHS for years to give our students some valuable experience with CPR.
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    Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A003538 Andersen Junior High (2016-2017)

    Congratulations to Tegan Sanders who won 3rd Place in the Junior Division (7th - 8th Grade) in Plant Sciences at the Hamilton invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled "Impact of Pollution on Algae Survival. "
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    Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A002984 Andersen Junior High (2015-2016)

    Andersen Junior High is one of only seven junior high schools in the state to be an IB (International Baccalaureate) World School, and is the ONLY junior school in Arizona to receive the A+ School of Excellence Award from the Arizona Education Foundation three times.
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    Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A002958 Andersen Junior High (2015-2016)

    Congratulations to the Andersen Junior High student council who received the 2016 Honor Council Award from the Arizona Association of Junior High Student Councils.
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    Congratulations to AJHS Principal Jim Anderson who was named Administrator of the Year by the Arizona Association of Junior High Student Councils.
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    Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A002898 Andersen Junior High (2015-2016)

    Three Chandler Unified schools have been named A+ Schools of Excellence! The Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF) announced that Andersen Junior High, Riggs Elementary and San Marcos Elementary have received the coveted A+ Schools of Excellence™ award for the 2015-2016 school year. Applicant schools are rigorously evaluated in the areas of student focus and support, school culture, active teaching and learning, curriculum, leadership, community and parent involvement, and assessment data. Arizona Educational Foundation
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    Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A002856 Andersen Junior High (2015-2016)

    Congratulations to Connor Niles who won Third Place in Engineering (EG) at the 2016 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF). AzSEF Awards Website
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    Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A002542 Andersen Junior High (2015-2016)

    Our new six period day schedule, allowing students to have up to four elective classes, is working GREAT. Students are loving having more elective classes!
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    Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A002319 Andersen Junior High (2015-2016)

    Extensive elective classes offered: Mandarin, Spanish, French, Band, Orchestra, Choir, Beginning Guitar, Athletic and Traditional Physical Education, Yearbook, Family and Consumer Science.
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    Student Council donated 2,400 cans of food to the Chandler Care Center.
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    Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A002318 Andersen Junior High (2014-2015)

    Band, Orchestra and Choirs received 'Excellent' and 'Superior' ratings at state and local music festivals.
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    Student Council donated over 2,500 cans of food to Chandler Care Center.
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    Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A001348 Andersen Junior High (2014-2015)

    The Arizona Department of Education announced that Andersen Junior High earned a 'B' grade for the 2013-2014 school-year. Arizona Department of Education
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