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    Divider and spacer Jazz BandVisit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006970Willis Junior High - (2018-2019) Willis Junior High jazz band, under the direction of John Studzinski, received the highest-ranking award for their division at the Highland Jazz Festival. This annual jazz festival has been running for the past 10 years and this year had more than 45 jazz bands performing for adjudicators from all over the United States. Willis received a Superior rating from all three judges and received the highest ranked score in the Junior High and Middle School Division.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Willis Junior High AzSEF WinnersVisit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006828Willis Junior High - (2018-2019) Emma Hogarth and Ella Kraver won 1st Place in Junior Division: Medicine and Health Sciences (ME) for the project titled Can't Stop the Beat at the 2019 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair. For their project, they tested the effects of alcohol and caffeine on the heart rate of daphnia (small aquatic crustaceans commonly called "water fleas"). They are interested in the effects that alcohol and caffeine have on our overall health. Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer HISEF 2019 Award WinnersVisit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006597Willis Junior High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to 7th Grade award winners Emma Hogarth and Ella Kraver who won 2nd Place in Medicine & Health Sciences at the 2019 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Can't Stop the Beat. HISEF 2019 Award Winners 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer HISEF 2019 Award WinnersVisit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006598Willis Junior High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to 7th Grade award winners Madi Ferrari, Arianna Wheeler and Angel Rojas who won 3rd Place in Plant Sciences at the 2019 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled The Effect of Plants on Temperature. HISEF 2019 Award Winners 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer HISEF 2019 Award WinnersVisit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006599Willis Junior High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to 7th Grade award winner Adeline Compton who won Honorable Mention in Chemistry at the 2019 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled The Effect of Type of Paper on how Much Weight the Sheet Holds. HISEF 2019 Award Winners 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer HISEF 2019 Award WinnersVisit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006600Willis Junior High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to 8th Grade award winners Claire Adams and Veronica Tapia Velazquez who won Honorable Mention in Chemistry at the 2019 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled How Do Battery Voltages Affect the Decomposition Rate of Water?. HISEF 2019 Award Winners 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer HISEF 2019 Award WinnersVisit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006601Willis Junior High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to 7th Grade award winners Emma Hogarth and Ella Kraver who won Intel Innovator Award in Medicine & Health Sciences at the 2019 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled Can't Stop the Beat. HISEF 2019 Award Winners 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Katie ShafferVisit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006631Willis Junior High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Katie Shaffer who was named a Si Se Puede Foundation Educator of the Year winner for 2019. She will be recognized at the Annual Educators of the Year Awards Dinner on April 13 at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino. Katie is an English Language Learner teacher at Willis Junior High. She received her Master's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Michigan in 2005. Katie also has an undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems. She has taught in CUSD for many years, primarily working in early education, but she made the move to Willis Junior High in 2018.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006673Willis Junior High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to winners in the City of Chandler's Creative Expression Competition from Willis Junior High. Visual Art winners (5-8 Category): Arayah Rosehill, 1st place; Michelle Barragan, 2nd place; Jasmin Panopio, 3rd place. Contest winners will be presented with an award and a cash prize for the school at a future city council meeting. City of Chandler Creative Expression Competition website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006229Willis Junior High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Willis 7th grader Daniel Enriquez, winner of the school Geography Bee, and 8th grader Lynette Hurtado who placed 2nd.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Shandel RobertsVisit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006125Willis Junior High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Ms. Shandel Roberts, social studies teacher at Willis Junior High School. Ms. Roberts was recognized as the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8053 AND VFW District 10 Teacher of the Year. If you know Ms. Roberts, you know that this recognition is well-deserved. We are very proud of her and fortunate to have her as a member of the Firebird family!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer DonationsVisit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005840Willis Junior High - (2018-2019) Principal Jeff Delp arrived to school Monday, September 10th to find thousands of dollars worth of school supplies donated by Redemption Church. Their generosity has been a huge boost for our school's community resource room and will also allow us to support the needs of students at several feeder elementary schools.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005691Willis Junior High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Willis Junior High eighth grader Sumaya Quitugua who won the Arizona Department of Health's "Must Stop Bullying" video competition.

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    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Daniel Hoang, 2017-18 Willis Chess Champion, and runner-up Todd ApplegateVisit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005177Willis Junior High - (2017-2018) Congratulations to Daniel Hoang, 2017-18 Willis Chess Champion, and runner-up Todd Applegate! These two skilled players battled it out all year for the top spot; they are very evenly matched. Daniel is a 7th grader and will be defending his title next year as he has the opportunity to become the only repeat Willis Chess Champion in school history.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer WJHS Odyssey of the Mind TeamVisit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005176Willis Junior High - (2017-2018) Willis Firebirds placed 5th in the state in Odyssey of the Mind (O.M.) competition in Tucson after qualifying in the central regional tournament. O.M. is a creative problem-solving competition. Students may not accept assistance from adults, so each team's solution is completely original. As part of the competition, students built a balsa wood structure weighing less than 15 grams that held 120 lbs in competition before breaking! They also created an artistic performance to accompany the test. Odyssey of the Mind website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Willis Junior High School Choir members at Western Region American Choral Directors Association ConferenceVisit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005018Willis Junior High - (2017-2018) Thirteen Willis Junior High students auditioned and were selected to perform at the American Choral Directors Association Conference over Spring break in Pasadena, California. These students spent countless hours practicing prior to the event and went through a rigorous rehearsal schedule to be a part of the ACDA Western Division Honor Choir. An exceptional music program has always been a hallmark of WJHS, and these students certainly exemplified that through their participation in this event. Western Region American Choral Directors Association Honor Choirs website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Willis Firebots VEX Robotics TeamVisit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004297Willis Junior High - (2017-2018) The Willis Firebots VEX Robotics team won the Sportsmanship Award and were Tournament Champions of the Campo Verde High School Robotics Tournament on Saturday November 18th. Willis Firebots Website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Willis AVIDVisit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004294Willis Junior High - (2017-2018) Willis AVID students reflect each day for positivity, and the students say they are now more positive in their daily experiences. Each student also completes Cornell Notes and tutorials for all core classes every week, and collaborates with peers to assist them in classes. AVID at Willis 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Willis Culinary ClubVisit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004295Willis Junior High - (2017-2018) Culinary Club at Willis has learned to make salsa, spinach/artichoke dip, and spaghetti and meatballs this year!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Willis student volunteersVisit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004296Willis Junior High - (2017-2018) Students from several clubs on campus did an excellent job of interacting with potential future Firebirds and others at the Willis Showcase! They are a positive example of our campus and student body!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003860Willis Junior High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Willis Junior High student Mackenzie Bradbeer who won the NASA Earth Systems Science Award, All Divisions at the 2017 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF). AzSEF Awards Website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Willis FirebotsVisit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003778Willis Junior High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to the Willis Firebots! For the THIRD year in a row, they have qualified for the VEX Robotics World Championship Tournament. The Firebots won the Excellence Award at the Arizona State Tournament.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003497Willis Junior High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to 8th grade student Luke Hagen who won the Willis Junior High Geography Bee and qualified for the National Geography Bee for the state of Arizona!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Fellowship of the Readers (Willis Book Club)Visit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003495Willis Junior High - (2016-2017) We are proud to offer the "Fellowship of the Readers" book club at Willis. Out of the 100 members in our club, 41 students have read over 1 million words or more, and our top reader has read 11 million words so far this school year!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Willis LSTA GrantVisit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003496Willis Junior High - (2016-2017) The Arizona State Library awarded a $5,500 LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) grant to the WJHS Library for our "Literacy is a WJHS Priority" program. Take the WJHS Family 15 (Reading) Challenge! 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Thirty Day Kindness ChallengeVisit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003300Willis Junior High - (2016-2017) The Willis Community is participating in the 30 Day Kindness Challenge. Follow the hastag #wjhsstory to see more details! Twitter hashtag: #wjhsstory 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002862Willis Junior High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Bryn Creek and Cameron Braddock who won Second Place in Engineering (EG) at the 2016 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) and were nominated to compete in the Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering Rising Stars) competition. Society for Science and the Public (SSP) affiliated science fairs around the country (like AzSEF in Arizona) nominate only the top 10% of 6th, 7th and 8th grade participants to enter this prestigious competition. Broadcom MASTERS Website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002863Willis Junior High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Chloe Leff who won First Place in Chemistry (CH) at the 2016 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF), the National Science Award from the Office of Naval Research, and was nominated to compete in the Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering Rising Stars) competition. AzSEF nominates only the top 10% of 6th, 7th and 8th grade participants to enter this prestigious competition. Broadcom MASTERS Website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002864Willis Junior High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Saachi Poddar who won the Phoenix Comicon Award of Excellence for her project in Environmental Sciences (EV) at the 2016 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF). AzSEF Awards Website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002865Willis Junior High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Sachit Swaminathan who won Third Place in Cellular & Molecular Biology (CB) at the 2016 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF). AzSEF Awards Website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002852Willis Junior High - (2015-2016) The Willis Concert Orchestra participated in the Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association (ABODA) adjudicated festival and received an Excellent Plus rating. ABODA Website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002853Willis Junior High - (2015-2016) Willis Symphonic Jazz Band received Superior with Distinction at this year's state band festival -- now they compete with the top 10 bands in May!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002854Willis Junior High - (2015-2016) Twenty-one Willis Firebird students have voluntarily read over 1 million words this year!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002678Willis Junior High - (2015-2016) Mr. Jeff Delp was awarded the Si Se Puede Administrator of the Year award for his continued support and advocacy for the Chandler Community.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002679Willis Junior High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to the Willis Symphonic Band and Director John Studzinski for achieving an award of Superior with Distinction at the state band festival. This is the highest award possible.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002677Willis Junior High - (2015-2016) Iris Diaz, seventh grader at Willis Junior High, won the schoolwide Geography Bee. Iris then took the state qualifying Geography Bee assessment and qualified for the Arizona state Geography Bee. The state Geography Bee will be held Friday, April 1st. Congratulations, Iris! Willis Junior High is very proud of you! National Geographic State Geography Bees Website 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002532Willis Junior High - (2015-2016) There are over 40 members in our reading club, The Fellowship of the Readers, and of those readers 2 have read over 5 million words, 2 have read over 3 million words, another 2 that have read over 2 million words, and 8 who have exceeded 1 million words.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002417Willis Junior High - (2015-2016) Willis Firebots (Robotics) Team X won the Team Championship at the ACP Erie Robotics Tournament. Well done, Firebots and Coach Prichard!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002418Willis Junior High - (2015-2016) Iris Diaz won the Willis Junior High Geography Bee!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002419Willis Junior High - (2015-2016) Chandler City Council recognized the Willis Jazz Band! In the ZONA: Willis Junior High's Jazz Band Performs at the Jazz Education Network 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002420Willis Junior High - (2015-2016) Willis Vex Robotics team were named the champions of the Madison Highland Prep Robotics tournament in Phoenix, AZ.  
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    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002423Willis Junior High - (2015-2016) Four Willis Junior High choir students, Lile Deliman, Emma Francisco, Britain Stokes, and Claire Wiles, qualified for the Cantaremos Honor Choir Festival!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002533Willis Junior High - (2015-2016) On January 30th, the Willis Orchestra held an invitational Orchestra Extravaganza concert that included over 200 Orchestra students from Willis JHS, Chandler High School, Shumway El., Sanborn El., Frye El., Bologna El., Humphrey CTA, Liberty CTA, and Knox Gifted Academy. Parents were treated to enthusiastic performances of students from varying ability level from 2nd year players to High School level.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002395Willis Junior High - (2015-2016) Willis Jazz Band, directed by John Studzinski, was selected to perform at The International Jazz Educators Network Conference in Louisville, 2016. Only one junior high in the WORLD is selected to perform at this annual event. This is Willis's second international conference.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002396Willis Junior High - (2015-2016) Mrs. Janine Hernandez was selected for the November Arizona Cardinals MVP of the Classroom!  
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    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002188Willis Junior High - (2014-2015) Willis Junior High seventh grade teachers host an interdisciplinary activity to recreate the 'Ellis Island Experience' for their students. The students fill out passports, dress as immigrants, learn about ship conditions, and practice phrases from their native countries. In the 'Ellis Island Great Hall' (the gym) students visit a variety of stations similar to those visited by real immigrants, including the 'Mental Examination' and 'Legal Examination.'  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002042Willis Junior High - (2013-2014) Arizona State Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) Winners: Erin Guldner and Jordan Simon of Willis Junior High received a special award at the Arizona State Science and Engineering Fair, BroadcomMASTERS. Arizona State Science and Engineering Fair 
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