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    Divider and spacer Visit Santan Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A007720 Santan Junior HighAna Abbott - (2019-2020)  Congratulations to Ana Abbott, Chicanos Por La Causa Esperanza Award Recipient and Teacher of the Year for 2019. The Esperanza award recognizes outstanding Latino teachers who have distinquished themselves through their extraordinary achievements. Chicanos Por La Causa website 
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    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Santan Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A007640 Santan Junior HighEast Valley Conference Champions - (2019-2020)  Congratulations to our 7th grade girls volleyball team led by Coach Kerry Lantgen, winners of the East Valley Conference Championship against Queen Creek Middle School. Santan won in three very close sets.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Santan Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A007639 Santan Junior HighVolunteer Fair - (2019-2020)  STUCO (Student Council), under the leadership of Santan 8th grader Jacob Byars and STUCO sponsor Mrs. Gustafson, put on our inaugural Volunteer Fair on September 23 -- National Volunteer Day. Twenty-five vendors showed up to showcase their programs and recruit teen volunteers from Santan Junior High and other junior highs/high schools within CUSD. More than 200 students showed up to inquire about volunteering!  
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    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Santan Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A007533 Santan Junior High - (2019-2020)  Our incredible Santan Junior High Booster's donated a brand new COW (computer "Cart On Wheels") to our school. The COW includes charging cart and 30 laptops for student use. These funds were collected by generous donations from our parents in 2018-19, and our incredible Boosters will continue the vision this year for another COW to serve our students!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Santan Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A007540 Santan Junior HighHeather Yordy - (2019-2020)  Congratulations to Santan Junior High teacher Heather Yordy who won $250 dollars worth of Scholastic Books for her classroom recently. She was selected from more than 124,000 teachers in the James Patterson and Scholastic Book Clubs Giveaway!  
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    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Santan Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A007385 Santan Junior HighSantan Junior High Sports - (2019-2020)  Sports at Santan Junior High are full of passion, talent and championships. We are a school that participates in the National Program, Positive Coaching Alliance - promoting better people, better athletes.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Santan Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A007384 Santan Junior HighCelebration of Diversity - (2019-2020)  Students and staff on our Multicultural Committee put on a Celebration of Diversity. Sophia Brantley sings "Lift Every Voice and Sing" at the Multicultural Day event.  
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    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Santan Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A006594 Santan Junior HighHISEF 2019 Award Winners - (2018-2019)  Congratulations to 7th Grade award winner Aarush Murari who won 3rd Place in Earth & Planetary Science at the 2019 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Are our cities getting hotter?. HISEF 2019 Award Winners 
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    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Santan Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A005630 Santan Junior HighBoosters, Nicole Pyle, Jodi Zvada, Mel Mesias, Kathy Cunningham and Kellie McClanahan - (2017-2018)  Our amazing Boosters presented Principal Kowalinski with a check for $10,000 to go towards the purchase of a COW (Computer cart On Wheels). Our parents and community have supported Santan Junior High through a variety of fundraisers all year long!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Santan Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A005348 Santan Junior HighKim Welsh and Peggy Newendyke - (2017-2018)  Peggy Newendyke recently wrote a grant to support our Unified Sports, allowing athletic equipment and uniforms to be a part of the ongoing athleticism in our year-round sports.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Santan Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A005347 Santan Junior HighStacey Celestino - (2017-2018)  Santan Junior High art teacher Stacey Celestino has submitted her work to Disney and was accepted as a freelance artist. She is officially under contract and will begin creating paintings of their characters and stories. She will start with Ariel from The Little Mermaid and will create her interpretation of Ariel and her story.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Santan Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A005345 Santan Junior HighBetter Together Challenge - (2017-2018)  Student Council won a cash award and third place in Arizona in the Better Together Challenge developed by the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics at ASU. Santan Junior High was recognized for creating a school and classrooms that are safe, inclusive, and equitable for all students. The Better Together Challenge website 
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    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Santan Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A004331 Santan Junior High - (2017-2018)  Student comment submitted: "[Thank you,] to our counselors... Mrs. Brewer, Mrs. Standifird and Mrs. Thelen for Character Counts and 100% Club!" Santan Junior High Counselors 
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    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Santan Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A004280 Santan Junior HighSantan Junior High Cheer Team - (2017-2018)  STORM WARNING! The Santan Storm Cheer Team took first place at the USA Spirit Competition on Nov. 18. This win earned them a spot to compete at the USA Jr. Nationals Competition in Anaheim, California in February. This team is full of student athletes who work hard every week by keeping their grades up, cheering on the Santan basketball teams and practicing for their competitions. GO STORM!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Santan Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A004300 Santan Junior High - (2017-2018)  Woo Hoo!!!! Congratulations to the following 2017-2018 Chandler Education Foundation (CEF) Grant winners! Santan Junior High received 10 grant awards totaling $6,400!  
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