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Galveston Elementary - (2019-2020) Congratulations to our Perfect Attendance students who enjoyed ice cream with the principal and the dean!
Galveston Elementary - (2019-2020) Congratulations to the outstanding Galveston Students of the Quarter chosen by their teacher, who celebrated at the Lion's Pride Breakfast.
Galveston Elementary - (2019-2020) Congratulations to Gracie Orozco, an outstanding Galveston student, who was nominated for Scruffy's Tuffy's and will represent Galveston at an upcoming Chandler High football game. Gracie consistently exhibits the six pillars of Chandler High School: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship.
Hancock Elementary - (2019-2020) Hancock 5th grade teachers Mr. Lee and Mrs. Mumme's classes participated in an "Escape the Room" activity to learn about the three states of matter. We love science!
Hancock Elementary - (2019-2020) Hancock celebrates our staff with an award thanking them for their hard work and dedication to our students!
Hancock Elementary - (2019-2020) Hancock 2nd graders performed their Pajama Party play for Pre-K, kindergarten and 1st grade classes.
Hancock Elementary - (2019-2020) Hancock 2nd graders learn about how to care for Arizona's water.
Haley Elementary - (2019-2020) Students enjoyed a bingo night in September put on by the Haley Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Our wonderful PTO sponsors fun community events on a regular basis at Haley Elementary. Thank you, PTO!
Haley Elementary - (2019-2020) Congratulations to our September Students of the Month who celebrated with a root beer float lunch with the principal!
Hancock Elementary - (2019-2020) Mrs. Katz's 3rd grade class knows how to create their own food chain after learning about producers, consumers, and decomposers.
Frye Elementary - (2019-2020) Chandler High students in the Theater Bookends show came to Frye Elementary and put on an amazing performance for the kindergarten through 3rd grades. Student actors acted out scenes from several popular children's books.
Frye Elementary - (2019-2020) Frye Elementary had a special guest appearance for their weekly Frye-day Recess Dance Party. Third grader DJ Dayne Marshmello took the stage and entertained the audience full of students and staff!
Galveston Elementary - (2019-2020) THANK YOU to Tomasa Cisneros, our lead custodian, for taking the time to beautify our campus with new plants!
Galveston Elementary - (2019-2020) Galveston welcomed the City of Chandler who put on a Water Conservation Assembly / Magic Show for our 3rd graders.
Patterson Elementary - (2019-2020) Congratulations to Mrs. Sterling's 5th graders who won the Clean Classroom Award for cleaning up their classroom every day.
Tarwater Elementary - (2019-2020) This week in STEM, Mrs. Nowotarski's kindergartners participated in the Engineering Academy with Mrs. Limjoco, discovering mechanical engineering and simple machines. Students were able to make the connection that the conveyer belts they see at stores, malls (escalators), and airports are based on the simple machine called a pulley. While demonstrating the Toro Targets, these inquisitive students successfully completed the challenge of making a conveyor belt using limited supplies. Way to go, Toros!
Bologna Elementary - (2019-2020) Bologna Fourth graders attended the Arizona Diamondbacks Science of Baseball Show and STEM Fair. Students learned about probability, fractions and the number nine during the show. Then, they traveled through the stadium to visit all of the STEM fair participants. Each group experienced something different: some pet alligators, visited fire trucks, and controlled robots; others played laser tag, hit baseballs, and built epic structures taller than their chaperones! There were so many experiences to learn from! Plus, the seats were great, and students got to appear on the jumbotron!
Frye Elementary - (2019-2020) Frye Elementary received a visit from State Representative Jennifer Pawlik. Our students enjoyed interacting with her and showing her our great school!
Frye Elementary - (2019-2020) Frye Student Council members sharpened their leadership skills creating a bulletin board display for their peers!
Knox Gifted Academy - (2019-2020) Knox fourth graders did an amazing job with their musical, "ARF!" -- the first musical of the year for our campus.
Ryan Elementary - (2019-2020) Principal Diane Wells and technology teacher Monikkah Heredia attended and presented a check to Canine Companions for Independence at their annual golf tournament in September.
Ryan Elementary - (2019-2020) Ryan Elementary students and staff raised $643.00 for the Phoenix Children's Hospital Step up, Stop Cancer Challenge!
Santan Elementary - (2019-2020) Santan Elementary was recognized Saturday night at the Arizona State Sun Devils Football game by the College Football Playoff Foundation, Pac-12 Conference and Sun Devil Athletics with a grant from the Extra Yard for Teachers program!
Knox Gifted Academy - (2019-2020) The entire Knox Gifted Academy campus is carefully calculating their design ideas in order to communicate their creative journey with cardboard during our annual Cardboard Challenge! We can't wait for their audiences to see their end products as well as hear about their process. Cardboard Challenge Photo Album
Frye Elementary - (2019-2020) Actress Busy Philips started a campaign to fulfill Amazon classroom wish list requests from ten teachers across the nation. Frye 6th grade teacher Angelica Abbey was the tenth teacher selected! She was featured on Philips' social media in addition to receiving $300 in Amazon gift cards and having her Amazon wish list filled. Katie Couric Media: Busy Philipps Is Using Instagram to Help Teachers
Jacobson Elementary - (2019-2020) Mrs. Murrieta celebrated with pies in the face from her students for being a top earning class for school fundraisers! Thank you to all who contributed! Jacobson is grateful for their giving, supportive public school community. This year, PTO's fundraising committee raised over $52,000. Funds go to support over 18 student clubs, additional books and current event magazines in the classroom, new playground equipment and so much more.
Navarrete Elementary - (2019-2020) Congratulations to Landrey Meskill, our first Nighthawk to reach 1 million words read for the 2019-2020 school year!
Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus - (2019-2020) CTA Freedom 5th grade students spent the day at BizTown®, an engaging, hands-on program from Junior Achievement that "introduces 4th, 5th, and 6th graders to economic concepts, workplace skills, and personal and business finances in a student-sized town built just for them." JA BIZTOWN® website
Haley Elementary - (2019-2020) On Constitution Day (September 17), Hamilton High School students from Brianna Willits' class who participate in the We The People program visited Haley Elementary and taught our fourth grade students a lesson about the Constitution. These seniors talked about what government is and what the preamble of the Constitution means. The fourth graders worked together to complete pictures of what each phrase of the preamble meant to them -- such a fun way to celebrate Constitution Day! Constitution Day at Haley Photo Album
Hancock Elementary - (2019-2020) Ms. Hannah Burkhardt's Class is learning about the Ancient Egyptian's way of mummification by mummifying Twinkies.
Bologna Elementary - (2019-2020) Bravo to the Bologna Community Collaboration Committee, teachers and families who came out to learn how to help their child practice reading fluency with a hands-on approach!
Haley Elementary - (2019-2020) Congratulations to all the Haley Elementary September students of the month. These students were selected because they display kindness, are hardworking, are supportive of their peers, and are good citizens.
Haley Elementary - (2019-2020) Haley first graders are working in their newly furnished collaborative technology lab. Haley Elementary was able to purchase the new furniture using results-based funding.
Patterson Elementary - (2019-2020) Congratulations to Mrs. Barz's 2nd graders who won the Pawsitively Clean Classroom trophy for cleaning up their classroom this week.
Patterson Elementary - (2019-2020) Congratulations to Mrs. Franzen's 3rd graders who won the Pawsitively Clean Classroom trophy for doing a great job cleaning up their classroom.
Weinberg Elementary - (2019-2020) Weinberg first graders from Shannon Van De Beuken's class experienced what happens when music and reading collide. The story they read this week was all about music, and Mr. Pitts joined them to help teach the high frequency words while keeping the beat on their student-created drums.
Weinberg Elementary - (2019-2020) Weinberg 3rd grade teachers attended a STEM training hosted by Salt River Project last Saturday. They built the winning sail for a boat! Pictured are David Cox and Robyn Bills.
Patterson Elementary - (2019-2020) Thank you to teachers Daphne Medina and Vanessa LaRue who gave up their time on a Saturday to seal our kindness rocks in preparation for Patterson's first rock garden.
Basha Elementary - (2019-2020) Basha Bobcats enjoyed breakfast with their grandparents at the annual Grandparents' Breakfast. Muffins, coffee, juice and fruit were provided by Basha Elementary's PTO. Families also visited the Follett Book Fair in the Media Center.
Carlson Elementary - (2019-2020) Carlson Elementary held a special flag ceremony on 9/11 to commemmorate those who lost their lives, and to remember our living heroes.
Chandler Traditional Academy - Humphrey Campus - (2019-2020) Mrs. Bullock's 3rd grade students are working on a project with the story Bat Loves the Night from their Journey's Anthology.
Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus - (2019-2020) Kindness Is Awesome Club's Kind Letters Committee wrote their first letters of the year! The club's mission is to spread kindness across the community and make people feel more positive about the future (and today!). Through our kindness we can help renew the good simple acts in life that help people. Check out the club's activites and Public Service Announcements at the link below. Kindness Is Awesome Club website
Conley Elementary - (2019-2020) Mr. Flores's 5th grade homeroom class completed a robotic class challenge after extending their Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Robotics and Automation Module. All students were successful and had a blast participating while learning new skills and strategies to help them succeed in future technology.
Knox Gifted Academy - (2019-2020) What an amazing year of student council elections! We couldn't be more proud of this group and the bravery they showed by putting themselves out there. We are so impressed with their speeches and personal displays. Here are just a few of the things they had to say: "Everyone should be given an opportunity to speak up and advocate for themselves." "I am driven by a passion to give people opportunities." "I will roll up my sleeves and work for you." and "The magic of our school ripples across campus because we are allowed to flourish."
Knox Gifted Academy - (2019-2020) On Friday, September 13, Knox Gifted Academy held their annual Dot Day celebration. This is a day to showcase who each individual child is, what makes them special, and what his/her interests are. KGA's 7 Cs of creativity were showcased around every corner. Highlights from the day included walking the fence line to view the Ish Gallery (where we celebrated every student as an artist), exploring the dot garden (where each student created a dot that represents them), and experiencing the wide range of activities for the kids around campus. There was coding, art, problem solving, engineering, learning new languages, and -- most importantly -- connecting as a community.
Riggs Elementary - (2019-2020) In the recent Riggs PTO Read-a-Thon, students read a total of 196,585 minutes -- surpassing last year's total by 33,690 minutes! In addition, the total amount raised was $18,646.
Basha Elementary - (2019-2020) Basha Elementary student council representatives decorated the campus in remembrance of September 11, 2001. The main flag was flown at half mast, and smaller American flags lined the front of the school in observation of Patriot Day. Basha Student Council
Basha Elementary - (2019-2020) Sixth grader Kohen Johnson uses his personal savings at the Book Fair to donate a book to the Basha Elementary School Library! Kohen understands the importance of reading, and hopes Bobcats enjoy the book he selected, Who Is Michael Jordan?
Santan Elementary - (2019-2020) In honor of 9/11, Santan first graders thank local Chandler Police officers for their service. (Canines, too!)