Honors, Awards and Special Programs
Honors, Awards and Special Programs
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Bogle Junior High - (2019-2020) Bogle Junior High students and staff collected over 1,300 toiletry items to donate to the Chandler Care Center.
Santan Junior High - (2019-2020) 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.
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!
Bogle Junior High - (2019-2020) THANK YOU to Bogle families who supported the Bogle library by purchasing over 35 books from our Amazon wish list!
Payne Junior High - (2018-2019) 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
Santan Junior High - (2018-2019) 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
Bogle Junior High - (2018-2019) 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!
Bogle Junior High - (2018-2019) 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.
Elite Performance Academy - (2018-2019) 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.
Casteel High - (2018-2019) Students from Casteel High School donated 2,560 Sweet Treats for Veterans in November. Deliveries were made to more than 11 organizations.
Casteel High - (2018-2019) Casteel students wrote 1,825 letters to deployed U.S. military members who are unable to make it home for the holidays.
Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus - (2018-2019) 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.
Bogle Junior High - (2018-2019) Bogle Junior High's National Junior Honor Society held a water drive for IHelp and Matthew's Crossing Food Bank.
Bogle Junior High - (2018-2019) The whole Bogle community collected non-perishable food and hygiene items for the Chandler Care Center in August.
Payne Junior High - (2018-2019) Payne Junior High students volunteer at Carlson Elementary every Tuesday morning to tutor students in grades 3-6.
Willis 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.
Payne Junior High - (2018-2019) 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."
Payne Junior High - (2017-2018) The Payne Junior High Builders Club worked with Queen Creek Kiwanis to donate toiletries to veterans.
Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2017-2018) 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).
Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2017-2018) 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.
Basha Accelerated Middle School - (2017-2018) 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.
Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus - (2017-2018) 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.
Bogle Junior High - (2017-2018) Our Bogle National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) chapter collected $800 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Bogle Junior High - (2017-2018) 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.
Bogle Junior High - (2017-2018) The Bogle Junior High Student Council organized a collection of 430 packages of instant mashed potatoes for the Chandler Care Center.
Bogle Junior High - (2017-2018) 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.
Bogle Junior High - (2017-2018) 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.
Santan Junior High - (2017-2018) 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!
Santan Junior High - (2017-2018) 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.
Bogle Junior High - (2017-2018) Bogle student council sponsored a Read-a-thon which raised $2,810.72 during September!
Bogle Junior High - (2017-2018) Eagle Scout Derek Johnson partnered with Bogle student council and collected 359 pairs of socks for the homeless for his Eagle Scout project.
Bogle Junior High - (2017-2018) PE classes raised $1,640 for the American Heart Association Jump Rope for Heart.
Santan Junior High - (2017-2018) 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).
Casteel High - (2017-2018) Casteel student Lelaina Crutchfield saved a young man from drowning last weekend (September 23, 2017) at Saguaro Lake.
Payne Junior High - (2017-2018) 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!"
Payne Junior High - (2016-2017) 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.
Bogle Junior High - (2016-2017) 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!
Payne Junior High - (2016-2017) Project Panthers spent the evening packing 27,000 meals for hungry children. Now, 73 children have meals for an entire year.
Payne Junior High - (2016-2017) 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.
Casteel High - (2016-2017) 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.
Willis 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
Bogle Junior High - (2016-2017) Bogle Cheerleaders volunteered at the MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Walk Like MADD 2016 walkathon at the Phoenix Zoo. Phoenix Walk Like MADD 2016 Facebook Page
Casteel High - (2016-2017) The junior high cheer team represented Casteel by attending and helping out at Nash Bash, an annual golf tournament at Seville dedicated to Nashua Robinson, a Casteel 7th grade student with cerebral palsy. The girls brought Casteel Colts spirit and donated their time to help at the event.
Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus - (2015-2016) Our junior high teams raised $4,241 for the Sideout Foundation which funds breast cancer research. We held a Dig Pink match, and each player worked hard to raise as much money as possible. The teams decided that they would focus this season not on themselves but on others who are affected by all types of cancer. We are very proud of our student athletes and their hard work! Sideout Foundation Article: "Arizona College Preparatory raising funds for 2015 Dig Pink Rally"
Payne Junior High - (2015-2016) Kudos to those from CUSD who attended the recent Relay for Life of Chandler event hosted by Basha High School on April 29. Over 400 staff and students, represented by Basha Elementary, CTA Freedom, Patterson, Riggs, Ryan, Payne, Basha High, Chandler High, Hamilton High and Perry High, attended the 12 hour overnight event where teams committed to have members walk throughout the night. Over $162,000 has been raised by participants with funds supporting cancer research and patients. Relay for Life of Chandler
Bogle Junior High - (2015-2016) As a result of the efforts our PE department, Bogle students raised $1,887 for the American Heart Association through Hoops for Heart. Thank you to all those who participated!
Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus - (2015-2016) The ACP Oakland Pay It Forward Club raised $800 for Rhett Syndrome research through a fundraiser.
Santan Junior High - (2015-2016) Outstanding Achievement Award was given to Team 'Be the Match' on February 3rd. The students, staff, and community of SJHS raised more than $6,000 for Be the Match in honor of student Mia McPoland.
Willis Junior High - (2015-2016) Willis students raised over $1,200 for the Chandler Care Center Thanksgiving Family Assistance Day!