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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 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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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008523 Sanborn Elementary (2019-2020)
    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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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008363 Sanborn Elementary (2019-2020)
    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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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008362 Sanborn Elementary (2019-2020)
    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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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008309 Sanborn Elementary (2019-2020)

    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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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008303 Sanborn Elementary (2019-2020)
    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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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008293 Sanborn Elementary (2019-2020)
    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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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008295 Sanborn Elementary (2019-2020)
    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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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008308 Sanborn Elementary (2019-2020)

    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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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008162 Sanborn Elementary (2019-2020)
    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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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008107 Sanborn Elementary (2019-2020)
    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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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008108 Sanborn Elementary (2019-2020)
    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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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007827 Sanborn Elementary (2019-2020)
    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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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007762 Sanborn Elementary (2019-2020)
    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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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007324 Sanborn Elementary (2019-2020)
    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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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007273 Sanborn Elementary (2018-2019)
    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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    Young American Poetry Project Winners
    Congratulations to Cameron Knotts, Joshua Holloman, Cameron Sitarz, Gabi Hodgins, Landen Blakes, Natalie Hall, Talon Price, Adan Sanchez-Bernal, Nathaniel Vega, Addison Schattenberg, Cole Benson, and Tyler Cornille, winners in the Young American Poetry Project. The students' poetry will be published in the 25th edition of the Young American Poetry Digest. Poems were judged based on creativity, sensory/figurative images, structure and use of poetic techniques.
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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A006687 Sanborn Elementary (2018-2019)
    Andrea Vanlandingham
    Congratulations to Andrea Vanlandingham who was recently recognized as being in the top 5% of all educators in the world using the EasyTech curriculum and for being an outstanding digital literacy educator.
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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A006688 Sanborn Elementary (2018-2019)
    Alina Amaya, Gabi Hodgins, and Paula Aguilar
    Congratulations to Sanborn musicians Alina Amaya, Gabi Hodgins and Paula Aguilar who were selected to be members of the All-State Orchestra.
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    Cindy Fletcher
    Congratulations to Cindy Fletcher who was recognized as the Apple Award Winner - Outstanding Staff Member for 2018-19 from Sanborn Elementary.
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    Sophia Coria and Cole Benson
    Congratulations to Sophia Coria (winner) and Cole Benson (runner-up) in our school Spelling Bee.
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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A006629 Sanborn Elementary (2018-2019)
    Xavier Villa-Antone
    Congratulations to Xavier Villa-Antone who was selected to be a member of the CUSD 6th grade Honor Band for Bass Clarinet.
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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A006664 Sanborn Elementary (2018-2019)
    Project Lead the Way
    Congratulations to Sanborn Elementary, honored as one of only 214 elementary schools in the U.S. as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School, recognized for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through its Launch PLTW programs. Whether designing a car safety belt or building digital animations based on their own short stories, PLTW Launch students engage in critical and creative thinking, build teamwork skills, and develop a passion for and confidence in STEM subjects. We would like to thank Intel for their generous support of this program over the years through monetary donations and classroom volunteerism. Project Lead the Way website
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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A006365 Sanborn Elementary (2018-2019)
    Sanborn Vex Robotics Team
    Congratulations to the Sanborn Vex Robotics Team for placing 3rd at the Chandler Innovation Fair Robotics competition.
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    Sanborn First Lego League Team
    Congratulations to the Sanborn First Lego League Robotics Team for placing 3rd at the Chandler Innovation Fair Robotics competition.
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    Ryan Pettigrew, Jordan Villanueva and Yahir Garcia
    Congratulations to 5th Grade award winners Yahir Garcia, Jordan Villanuvae and Ryan Pettigrew who won 1st Place in Medicine & Health Sciences at the 2019 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled French Fries. HISEF 2019 Award Winners
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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A006223 Sanborn Elementary (2018-2019)
    Cooper Buck
    Congratulations to Sanborn 2nd grader Cooper Buck for making the Phoenix Children's Prep East Valley Choir!
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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A006691 Sanborn Elementary (2018-2019)
    5th-6th grade Basketball Team
    Congratulations to our 5th-6th grade basketball team -- the 2018-19, 5th-6th grade Chandler Sports League tournament champions!
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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A006124 Sanborn Elementary (2018-2019)
    J'Cory Horne, 4th grade student
    Congratulations to J'Cory Horne for being selected to represent his football team at the American Youth Football (AYF) and Cheer National Championship Week in Florida! The AYF champions education and rewards academic achievement in student athletes.
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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A006103 Sanborn Elementary (2018-2019)
    Sanborn Robotics Team
    Sanborn Robotics team won the award for Best Research Project at the FLL (FIRST LEGO League) Robotics Regional at ASU Polytechnic on December 8. They received high scores for problem identification, problem analysis, as well as reviewing and improving existing solutions! A large part of this competition are the CORE Values which focus students on working as a team, valuing every students' input, building upon one another's thinking and gracious professionalism.
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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A006069 Sanborn Elementary (2018-2019)
    Writing letter to peers at Ponderosa and Paradise Elementary Schools in Paradise, CA
    Students and staff at Sanborn wrote letters to their peers at Ponderosa and Paradise Elementary Schools in Paradise, California. They wrote words of encouragement to the students and staff following the devastating Camp Fire which heavily damaged Ponderosa Elementary and completely destroyed Paradise Elementary. Thank you to staff member Aimee Hendrickson for coordinating.
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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A006050 Sanborn Elementary (2018-2019)
    Estrella Arellano and Angel Sanchez
    Congratulations to Sanborn students Estrella Arellano and Angel Sanchez who were honored as Scruffy's Tuffys for being excellent examples of the 6 pillars of character on the Sanborn Campus.
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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A006049 Sanborn Elementary (2018-2019)
    Mary Davis, Music Teacher
    Sanborn music teacher Mary Davis was named the Sun Lakes Rotary Teacher of the Month for November and was recognized at an awards luncheon. She received a framed certificate and a $100 personal award from the Sun Lakes Rotary, plus an additional $100 to be used in the classroom from Trust Bank.
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    Visit Sanborn Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A005981 Sanborn Elementary (2018-2019)
    Danica Escalera, Samantha Santos, Nevaeh Valenica-Miller, Jalissa Cabral, Allison Padilla, Alina Amaya, Estrella Arellano and Ernestina Angulo Torres
    Sanborn Elementary students Danica Escalera, Samantha Santos, Nevaeh Valenica-Miller, Jalissa Cabral, Allison Padilla, Alina Amaya, Estrella Arellano and Ernestina Angulo Torres attended and participated in the Hermanas Conference at Chandler-Gilbert Community College on November 9. The workshop is designed to increase the number of under-represented and female students choosing to go to college, inspiring them to pursue engineering and/or science education and to envision future careers in a technical field. CGCC Hermanas Conference Event website
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    Grandparents Day celebration
    Sanborn celebrated their annual Grandparents Day celebration on September 7. Grandparents were treated to a short performance before joining their grandchild in the classroom to participate in a learning activity together. Additionally, they acknowledged 9-11 and had veterans and first responders stand up at the opening ceremony to be recognized.
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    Surprise Squad visit from Channel 3
    Surprise Squad from Channel 3 came to visit Sanborn Elementary in July! Thank you to Channel 3 and their partners, Valley Toyota Dealers, for your recognition and support. Surprise Squad makes ordinary day extraordinary at Chandler's Sanborn Elementary School
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    Rosa Flores, Patricia Arrieta, and Clarissa Martinez
    Congratulations to Rosa Flores, Patricia Arrieta, and Clarissa Martinez in recognition of their dedication and hard work with the Clean School Award presented to Sanborn in June 2018 for the 2017-18 school year!
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    Congratulations to Sanborn 2nd grade student Chase Dryden, scholarship recipient for the Larry Fitzgerald Pro Football Camp.
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    Jan Myers
    Congratulations to Sanborn 3rd Grade Teacher Jan Myers who was named the elementary Si Se Puede Educator of the Year for 2018!
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    Derek Allan and Caitlin Hawkinson
    Congratulations to Sanborn Elementary students Derek Allan (tenor sax) and Caitlin Hawkinson (alto sax) on making the CUSD Honor Band!
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    Corey Allen and Lailani Hall
    Congratulations to 5th Grade award winners Corey Allen and Lailani Hall who won 1st Place in Cellular & Molecular Biology at the 2018 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled The Fun of Melting Ice. HISEF 2018 Award Winners
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    Julie Letofsky, Kindergarten Teacher
    Congratulations to Julie Letofsky, Sanborn Elementary kindergarten teacher, on receiving a Golden Balloon for renewing her National Board Certification for the 2nd time.
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    Congratulations to Cypress Medina, Ashley Chaparro, Adilene Alvarez, Nevaeh Penuelas, Sarah Gonzalez, Cassandra Wickey, Emma Tharp, and Makayla Hernandez who were among 24 Sanborn students selected to attend the Hermanas workshop at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. The workshop is designed to increase the number of under-represented and female students choosing to go to college, inspiring them to pursue engineering and/or science education and to envision future careers in a technical field.
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    Congratulations to Jennifer Cortes, Angel Rojas, Kritika Mishra, Nathalie Figueroa, Paulina Lovely, Nevaeh Two, Allison Schmidt and Hailey Brown who were among 24 Sanborn students selected to attend the Hermanas workshop at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. The workshop is designed to increase the number of under-represented and female students choosing to go to college, inspiring them to pursue engineering and/or science education and to envision future careers in a technical field.
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    Congratulations to Sadie Larson, Ava Sorenson, Faye Nehrkorn, Tatyana Bishop, Rylee Olson, Sydney Gaskill, Caitlin Hawkinson and Sophia Eynatten who were among 24 Sanborn students selected to attend the Hermanas workshop at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. The workshop is designed to increase the number of under-represented and female students choosing to go to college, inspiring them to pursue engineering and/or science education and to envision future careers in a technical field.
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