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Care Packages for the Troops
Payne Junior High students in Kennedy Plumb's class are truly getting into the holiday spirit by preparing care packages for troops overseas.
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Future Jags
Andersen Junior High students in Amy Whiteley's class visited the "Future Jags" at Andersen Elementary to share their love of reading.
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Sweet Rolls
Casteel High students made 3,660 "sweet rolls" and delivered them to various veterans organizations around the valley.
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Walk with a Doc
Fifteen Casteel High student volunteers assisted the Sun Lakes Rotary Club with their Walk with a Doc initiative. While members of the Sun Lakes Community walk at their own pace, they have the opportunity to choose from one of three walks with varying lengths on flat ground and to have questions answered by local physicians. Students assisted with registrations and participated in walking with Sun Lakes Residents and engaging in conversation along with encouragement. In addition, the Hamilton and Casteel Interact clubs assisted with the annual Sun Lakes Rotary Breakfast, which helps raise funds for the Sun Lakes Rotary club and all of their initiatives.
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Phoenix Childrens Hospital
Payne Junior High seventh graders Hannah Johnson, Alyssa Kuraoka, Sahasra Malepati, and Sabra Sanders made 425 friendship bracelets and took them to Phoenix Children's Hospital over Veterans Day weekend to let the patients there know they had friends thinking of them, even if they've never met.
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Miles of sMiles
Students in Carolyn Cofoid's class at Andersen Junior High took time to appreciate bus drivers and their Miles of sMiles!
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Speak Up, Stand Up, Save a Life
Counselor Rachel O'Brien and students from Casteel High School attended a Chandler City Council meeting Nov. 4 in association with a proclamation for Speak Up, Stand Up, Save a Life. Casteel students seek to bring awareness and spread the message that there is always someone who cares and who want to help students feel as if they have a safe place to go if they need help.
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Redemption Church Donation
Redemption Church in Gilbert donated several boxes of materials to the Willis Junior High community resource room, including more than $2,000 in giftcards (to purchase things like jackets, shoes, towels, etc.), and a check for $1,000. THANK YOU, Redemption Church!
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Feed My Starving Children
Casteel High early childhood education classes volunteered at Feed My Starving Children during October, packing nutritious meals for hungry children around the world. Feed My Starving Children website
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Volunteer Fair
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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Toiletries for Chandler Care Center
Bogle Junior High students and staff collected over 1,300 toiletry items to donate to the Chandler Care Center.
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Fundraiser Results
Through hard work and perseverance, Santan Junior High brought in more than $19,000 from a school fundraiser recently. Forty percent of those proceeds will go to students and activities for lunch time connections for all students. Lunches will include games such as massive CONNECT FOUR games, music at all lunches and support to our SJHS Lunch Bunch, where no student will ever sit alone.
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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!
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Amazon Wish List
THANK YOU to Bogle families who supported the Bogle library by purchasing over 35 books from our Amazon wish list!
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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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Santan Junior High's Service Club
Santan Junior High's Service Club partnered with the #LoveUp Foundation to collect hygiene supplies for foster children. They collected more than 2,000 donation items and were able to pack more than 150 bags to give to foster children. #LoveUp Foundation website
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Bogle Junior High families donated $1,560 in Target and Walmart gift cards for our monthly community service project to benefit Bogle families in need.
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Student Council and Bogle community
Student Council and the Bogle Junior High community collected 932 packages of instant mashed potatoes and $770 towards frozen turkeys for the Chandler Care Center's annual Family Holiday Assistance Day. Way to go, Bulldogs!
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Writing letter to peers at Ponderosa and Paradise Elementary Schools in Paradise, CA
Students and staff at CTA Humphrey/Elite Performance Academy 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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Sweet Treats for Veterans
Students from Casteel High School donated 2,560 Sweet Treats for Veterans in November. Deliveries were made to more than 11 organizations.
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Letters to the Military
Casteel students wrote 1,825 letters to deployed U.S. military members who are unable to make it home for the holidays.
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Hartford Tutoring Club students walk over to Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary (about 1/2 mile) after a long day at junior high to tutor elementary kids. The students at Hartford get so excited to see their buddies. The kindergartners are especially adorable! They are excited to practice and read with their ACPO tutor. When we leave, there are hugs and smiles and "See you next week!" We are so grateful to have this opportunity to work with the younger kids.
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Water Drive for iHelp and Matthew's Crossing Food Bank.
Bogle Junior High's National Junior Honor Society held a water drive for IHelp and Matthew's Crossing Food Bank.
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Bogle Food and Hygiene Drive
The whole Bogle community collected non-perishable food and hygiene items for the Chandler Care Center in August.
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Volunteers
Payne Junior High students volunteer at Carlson Elementary every Tuesday morning to tutor students in grades 3-6.
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Donations
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.
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Parent comment: "At the start of lunch, my 7th grade daughter realized she left her lunch at the bike rack. When she found her lunch, Mrs. Palella approached her about her lunch no longer being good to eat and offered to buy her lunch. My daughter thanked Mrs. Palella but said she would be okay eating her lunch. Mrs. Palella insisted that her lunch wouldn't be good and told her she would buy her a lunch. She also told her that she could get her at the front of the line and to pick whatever she wanted. My daughter is a very timid girl and knowing this kind act Mrs. Palella had with her will be a memory she will never forget. As her mother, it brought happy tears to my eyes knowing there are people at Payne looking out for the kids and not thinking twice about helping while not expecting anything in return. And as a mother, I've been worried about my daughter who has been reluctant about 7th grade, and THIS gesture gave her a pep in her step and a smile the rest of her day."
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The Builders Club
The Payne Junior High Builders Club worked with Queen Creek Kiwanis to donate toiletries to veterans.
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Spanish Honor Society at Feed My Starving Children
Spanish Honor Society sponsored a packing session at Feed My Starving Children in honor of Random Acts of Kindness Week. Over 60 volunteers showed up and contributed toward packing 237 boxes (which will feed 140 children for a year).
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Random Acts of Kindness Week
Student Government decorated the campus in honor of Random Acts of Kindness Week. StuGo planned treats throughout the week for the student body to let them know they are loved and appreciated.
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Basha AMS at Feed My Starving Children
Basha AMS students raised $450 for Feed My Starving Children. Almost 30 members and families of AMS and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) served at the organization and helped to pack over 250 boxes of food for kids around the world.
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ACP Oakland students participate in Feed My Starving Children
ACP Oakland students from Crafters who Care and Pay It Forward joined forces to participate in Feed My Starving Children. ACP students and families represented the school in its true form -- Being Extraordinary.
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Our Bogle National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) chapter collected $800 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
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Bogle seventh grade language arts students wrote 611 letters to Santa to support the Make-a-Wish Foundation and raised $611.00 for the organization.
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Mash Potatoes Drive for Chandler Care Center
The Bogle Junior High Student Council organized a collection of 430 packages of instant mashed potatoes for the Chandler Care Center.
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Children's Book Collection Drive
Bogle Junior High Student Council organized a collection of 583 children's books for School Resource Officer (SRO) Tibble and the Chandler Police Department to take to San Marcos Elementary.
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Display of Shoes, Donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Bogle Junior High Student Council collected $323.49 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Each student and staff member who donated at least a dollar to the JDRF got their name on a shoe which is displayed in the library window.
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Santan Junior High and Santan Elementary joined forces, collecting canned food and turkeys for the Chandler Care Center. Together they collected hundreds of canned food items and a total of 88 turkeys for those in need. WAY to go, STORMERS!
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Selfie Spirit Day
Students donned their favorite costumes and posed in front of huge backgrounds of fun-filled pictures during all lunches for Selfie Spirit Day. Students could purchase a selfie bracelet in honor of Mr. Cramer's family to partake in the festivities at lunch. Proceeds from this event went to Mr. Cramer's family. Mr. Cramer, beloved 8th grade Social Studies teacher, recently passed away from a long battle with terminal cancer. Students raised over $1,000 to honor his memory.
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Bogle student council sponsored a Read-a-thon which raised $2,810.72 during September!
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Eagle Scout Derek Johnson partnered with Bogle student council and collected 359 pairs of socks for the homeless for his Eagle Scout project.
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PE classes raised $1,640 for the American Heart Association Jump Rope for Heart.
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Santan Junior High Booster's Check-a-thon fundraiser brought in $10,000 to benefit our school, assisting in the purchase of a new COW (Computers On Wheels cart).
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Casteel student Lelaina Crutchfield saved a young man from drowning last weekend (September 23, 2017) at Saguaro Lake.
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Letter of appreciation: "Thank you, Payne Jr High cheerleaders, for making my son, Mitch Fryer's day with a personal get well cheer. As you may have heard, he attends Newell Barney Jr High and last Saturday was involved in a traumatic ATV accident. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
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Four Payne Junior High Relay for Life teams raised nearly $5,000 for the American Cancer Society. Dana Hansen, Lacey Mattison and Chris Heady organized the Relay for Life fundraiser.
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Bogle Hoops for Heart
The Bogle Junior High PE department raised $1,639 this year for the American Heart Association during our March Hoops for Heart fundraiser. Great job!
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Project Panthers and Volunteers
Project Panthers spent the evening packing 27,000 meals for hungry children. Now, 73 children have meals for an entire year.
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Payne Junior High staff and students volunteering at Feed My Starving Children
Payne Junior High staff and students volunteered at Feed My Starving Children packing food for children in the Philippines. 205 boxes of food were packed, containing 44,280 meals. This will feed 122 children every day for an entire year.
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CCHS junior high cheer team with Nashua Robinson at the annual Nash Bash Golf Tournament at Seville
The Casteel junior high cheer team cheered on participants to bring Colt spirit to the Nashua Robinson Charity Tournament (better known as the Nash Bash) on Saturday, August 20th at Seville Golf and Country Club in Gilbert.
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