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    Writing Backstories

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    Trevor Rogers

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    Applying Trigonometry
    PHOTO ALBUM: Applying Geometry and Trigonometry
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    Holiday Cards and Decorations

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    Blue Line of Love Toy Drive

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    Chemical Elements as Superheroes and Villains

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    Scott Larsen Hailey Green and Preston Womatopolous

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    Spring 2021 Recognition
    Read their stories here!
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    Spelling Bee

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    City of Chandler Creative Expression Competition website
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    Holiday Decor

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    First Day of In-Person Learning

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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
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    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
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    Kamaria Robinson, Sydney Lahr and Aaliyah Jones
    From a message to our Facebook page: "I wanted to recognize three members of your girls' basketball team. I was at a restaurant (Barros) with my 3 year old special needs son, and three lovely young women from your team, still in uniform, saw him. He admires all things sports-related, and was in awe. They spent their evening playing with him, and even gave him a small basketball and showed him how to toss it back and forth. They represent the very best in our young people and made his night. You should be rightly proud of your wonderful students."
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    Daya Wilson and Aidan Doyle
    Daya Wilson and Aidan Doyle, VEX Robotics teammates and students from the House of Payne Robotics Team, traveled to Whiteriver, Arizona to compete in the Last Chance Qualifier Tournament. Team 1096D, the Techno-Panther, won both the tournament championship and the Excellence Award! The Excellence Award is presented to teams at or near the top of all tournament rankings in competition, skills, design and other judged awards. They exhibited a high-quality team interview with the judges, and a student-centered robotics program that demonstrates positive team conduct, sportsmanship, and professionalism. Congratulations, Daya and Aidan!
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    Lisa Palella

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    Superintendent's Student Citizenship Award winner:
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    Payne librarian Shannon Jacques was nominated for the American Library Association's "I Love My Librarian Award." Her nomination said: "Shannon goes above and beyond to support our students and make our library a warm and inviting place. She remains current on contemporary YA texts for our students, but also seeks out new works that students would be interested in. She takes Payne's library beyond the traditional setting, creating a Maker Space, theme days, activities for students to do at lunch such as novel-themed escape rooms, and makes less than exciting tasks such as completing library orientation fun by creating digital scavenger hunts for the students. These are all created by Shannon personally, often outside of school hours. In addition to making the library a welcoming space, she frequently steps in to assist teachers to find relevant yet engaging materials and technology to integrate into lessons. Our school is lucky to have Shannon as our librarian!"
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    Kelly Heschke

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    Audree Davis

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    Care Packages for the Troops

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    Phoenix Childrens Hospital

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    Original Payne Staff

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    Parent comment: "My son took a pretest based on the ACT in his AP English class as a junior. He scored a 74 out of 75, which would have been a 34 on the ACT test. Kids in his class actually asked him if he cheated. He was worried his English teacher might think so too, but when she found out he had Mr. David Giaramita (Mr. G) for two years, she said she wasn't surprised. What she doesn't know is in 6th grade he barely scraped by with a D in English. Mr. G is an amazing teacher. He made my son work for every grade he received and taught him how to think critically about everything."
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    Avery Koperniak
    Avery Koperniak, currently a Freshman at Basha High, spoke on Saturday to the Southwest Convention of Kiwanis Club. She represented the Payne Junior High School Builders Club extremely well. She was our PJHS Builders Club President the past two years. She spoke about the values and goals of Builders Club, her experiences in our club, and the service projects our club completed over the past 2 years. Avery received a standing ovation from the 200 Kiwanians attending the conference and received several compliments from individuals after the luncheon was over. We are very proud of her.
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    Payne Bus Drivers

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    Unified Basketball team
    Open letter from self-contained Special Education teacher to Payne staff, teachers and students: "Panther Pride, Words can't express the overwhelming pride that Amber and I have in the Payne Staff and students! What an memorable experience you gave the Unified BASKETBALL team today! Payne has truly shown what it means to embrace inclusion and celebrate everyone's successes. Please take a moment and tell your students how proud we are of them! The energy in the gym was UNBELIEVEABLE!!! Payne ROCKS! Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who come out and watched the Unified Basketball game today vs. Santan. Can't wait for our next year's basketball game!"
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    Elks Lodge Essay Contest Winners

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    Payne Relay for Life
    The Payne National Junior Honor Society and CATS team joined forces to represent Chandler Unified School District at the Chandler Relay for Life. Over 85 past and present students raised over $3,800 in the fight against cancer! Dana Hansen, the Payne CATS Science teacher and childhood bone cancer survivor of 45 years, spoke at the Opening Ceremony/Survivor Lap. She wrote an essay that won for "Women's Voice." With the help of Big-O Tire, Payne teams raised a total of SIXTEEN THOUSAND, FOUR HUNDRED AND TWENTY DOLLARS for the American Cancer Society! Photo Album: Payne Relay for Life
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    Parent comment: "An effective honors and general math teacher, Mrs. Herz has taken it upon herself to understand how my daughter learns. From the first week of school, Mrs. Herz went to great lengths to discover and remove any obstacles to grasping concepts, even changing the appearance of the assessments so that my daughter could best show what she has learned. Tests no longer seemed overwhelming or confusing -- which drastically changed the way my daughter felt about testing until it clicked with her. Gratefully, Mrs. Herz didn't stop there. She continued to seek out instructional methods that would reach my daughter best and made adjustments to match. With Mr. Bollard's support, I nominated Mrs. Herz for the Silver Apple Award last October. While not selected as a recipient, she deserves every bit of that recognition. Mrs. Herz is truly an exceptional math teacher, and I couldn't be more appreciative of the impact she has made."
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    Payne Junior High Symphonic Band at ABODA

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    Barron Silsby
    Elks Hoop Shoot website
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    HISEF 2019 Award Winners
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    HISEF 2019 Award Winners
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    HISEF 2019 Award Winners
    HISEF 2019 Award Winners
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