Honors, Awards and Special Programs
Honors, Awards and Special Programs
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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!
Bogle Junior High - (2019-2020) Bogle Junior High students and staff collected over 1,300 toiletry items to donate to the Chandler Care Center.
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) 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?
Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2019-2020) Hartford students all contributed to a poster to honor Patriot's Day. The Huskies were encouraged to find a service project that they can do for others.
Perry High - (2019-2020) The Perry High Teenage Republican Club (TARs) organized the 9/11: Never Forget Project memorial on campus. They planted over 1,000 flags to commemorate the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and honor the American victims, first responders and families affected.
Galveston Elementary - (2019-2020) Valley Christian High School held a Pancakes and Pavers event, donating classroom supplies to our teachers while also feeding our 4th-6th graders breakfast!
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!
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.
Galveston Elementary - (2019-2020) THANK YOU to the Valley of the Sun United Way (VSUW) and General Motors who delivered 1,000 snack packs for our students put together by volunteers.
Basha Elementary - (2019-2020) Basha fifth grade students on the PAW Patrol practice leadership skills and show their PRIDE in the PACK by volunteering their recess time to help kindergarten students log into the computer.
Carlson Elementary - (2019-2020) Our Kindness Club members served at Feed My Starving Children and packed enough food to feed 83 children for a year!
Knox Gifted Academy - (2019-2020) KGA students Sanchit and Vedant Dhingra made an inspiring video to encourage donations to the Chandler Education Foundation Cash for Classrooms campaign on their own at home. We are so impressed with their collaboration and creativity while creating something to help others and pay it forward.
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!
Galveston Elementary - (2019-2020) THANK YOU to the Chandler Elks Lodge who donated Spanish/English dictionaries to all our Galveston third grade students!
Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2019-2020) THANK YOU to our kind donors who adopted Mrs. Vierthaler's kindergartners! The donors committed to purchasing a new book for each student throughout the school year.
Perry High - (2019-2020) THANK YOU to the Perry Special Education Department. They do a great job of recycling, doing laundry, and keeping track of our garden outside by the pool.
Frye Elementary - (2019-2020) The Frye Elementary staff worked at McDonald's as a fundraiser for Frye Student Council and raised over $600!
Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus - (2019-2020) Braxton of Boy Scout Troop 582 donated his time and installed 25 American Flags to fly on special days at CTA Liberty.
Conley Elementary - (2019-2020) A special thanks to the Chandler district, our Conley team and one of our very own teachers for supporting the families who faced the tragic loss of their homes burning down. One of our teachers, Mrs. Amanda Serchen supported her son on a project to reach a goal of raising $1,000 to support these families! Not only did they reach that goal, but our great community members donated household supplies, clothing, and furniture to Conley families affected by this loss. Our parents were very grateful and said they truly feel a part of the Conley family.
Galveston Elementary - (2019-2020) Thank you to the Valley of the Sun United Way and Mr. Cooper (Chandler location) for their kind donation of classroom supplies!
Galveston Elementary - (2019-2020) Thank you to Si Se Puede for visiting Galveston for the last few Saturdays to hold soccer registration for our students.
Chandler High - (2019-2020) Mr. Sam Alexander, Chandler High Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher, is inspiring students and staff school-wide with signs of encouragement, kindness and caring. He welcomes his students with a sign each day as they enter his classroom, and he walks the halls inspiring others. One student shared that he walks his friend to class just to see the "sign guy."
Chandler High - (2019-2020) Chandler FFA (Future Farmers of America) visited Knox Elementary School to teach Pre-Kindergartens about the letters C and D. Students were able to hold chicks, play chicken poop bingo, create a chicken while learning shapes, and read a book about cows.
Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2019-2020) Thank you to the Elks Lodge of Chandler who gave every Hartford Sylvia Encinas third grade student a bilingual dictionary.
Patterson Elementary - (2019-2020) Patterson Elementary students thank Pioneer Landscaping for their rock donation!
Chandler High - (2019-2020) Chandler High FFA (Future Farmers of America) students created 50 floral arrangements for "Make Someone Smile Day" during the first week of school. The arrangements were delivered to retirement homes.
Chandler Unified School District - (2019-2020) The annual community-wide "Operation Back to School" supply event at Chandler High was a huge success. For Our City, comprised 200 volunteers from 75 organizations came together on July 20 to provide 2,500 students with new backpacks, school supplies, shoes, haircuts and other supplies. Operation Back to School Photo Album
Chandler High - (2018-2019) AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) sophomores completed a Spirit of Giving Project, a community service project designed to give students the opportunity to give back to their community. Students researched an organization where they could complete at least five hours of service. The project culminated in a reflection essay and poster that highlighted their experience.
Chandler Unified School District - (2018-2019) Chandler Unified School District was recently named the top overall school district for raising $78,000 for the American Heart Association. Students from CTA Goodman and CTA Independence were also recognized for their fundraising efforts.
Jacobson Elementary - (2018-2019) Jacobson sixth graders worked during fourth quarter on their Genius Hour Projects. The students learned how to sew sling backpacks and worked to fill them with toiletries. These were donated to Hamilton High School to help CUSD students in need. Rajani Rastogi, a social worker for the district, was a guest speaker in one class and invited students to Hamilton High to see how the district manages supplies for underprivileged families. While at Hamilton, Mrs. Wright's class packed 90 supply bags for families, toured the high school and spoke with National Honor Society and Huskies Helping Huskies students, as well as attending a mindfulness session. Photo Album: Genius Hour Projects - May 2019
Perry High - (2018-2019) Perry High junior Austin Woodman coordinated an Eagle Scout project with Troup 886 to refill the emergency buckets at CTA Freedom. Forty-five buckets were replenished with fresh supplies in case of emergency.
Santan Elementary - (2018-2019) Santan Elementary students in Mary Logan's third grade class donated a total 1,530 pounds of food to Mathews Crossing Food bank in this years drive.
Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus - (2018-2019) Student Council Pennies for Patients campaign run by Student Council brought in over $6,000 for cancer patients! Way to go, Falcons! Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Pennies for Patients program website
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Chandler Wolves and Hamilton Huskies students worked together with CTA/EPA Humphrey sixth graders in a "Courage Retreat." Students learned to follow their hearts and not the crowd.
Hamilton High - (2018-2019) Chandler Wolves and Hamilton Huskies students worked together with CTA/EPA Humphrey sixth graders in a "Courage Retreat." Students learned to follow their hearts and not the crowd.
Chandler Unified School District - (2018-2019) Several CUSD teams participated in the Relay for Life of Chandler to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Overall, CUSD teams raised more than $33,000. Notably, the two Payne Junior High students and alumni, with the help of Big-O Tire, were able to raise more than $16,000! (That's the 3rd highest amount raised out of 40 teams.) Additionally, Carlson Elementary raised $7,829, Riggs Roadrunners raised $4,171 and Casteel High school staff raised $2,255. Chandler - Relay for Life website
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Newly selected Link Leaders had their "Spring Training" day to prepare for the 2019-2020 school year. They participated in leadership discussions, played team-building games and started making plans to make next year's Freshman Orientation Day AMAZING!
Riggs Elementary - (2018-2019) The Riggs Relay for Life team was able to fundraise all year with all their donations going toward the American Cancer Society.
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
Carlson Elementary - (2018-2019) Carlson Elementary Champions collaborated with the Chandler Police, Fire, and City to kick off the Relay for Life Fundraising. Carlson grade levels are collecting coins to help give the "boot" to Cancer. Mayor Kevin Hartke, Police Chief Sean Duggan and Fire Chief Tom Dwiggins all came out to talk to the kids about giving back. Additionally, Carlson Cancer survivors were honored. The Carlson Kindness Club, in conjunction with PTO and the Chandler Police are coordinating this great effort.
Chandler Unified School District - (2018-2019) Terry Locke, director of CUSD Community Relations, recently traveled to ejidos (communal farming land) outside of Caborca, Mexico with Rotarians from five states to provide polio plus vaccinations to children under the age of 5.
Conley Elementary - (2018-2019) A mobilize group from Central Christian Church served a number of schools, including Conley Elementary in April. A team of more than 50 volunteers cleaned all the classrooms and campus, spruced up the staff lounge and bathroom, and left inspirational quotes on the whiteboards for students to see on Monday. Thank you, Central Christian Church!
Tarwater Elementary - (2018-2019) Sixth grader John Davis received the 2019 Youth Echo Award presented by DMB Community Life and Eastmark Subdivision. This award is given to outstanding youth that have dedicated their life to helping others. In addition to receiving a certificate, John received donations (lemon juice, cups and sugar) towards his annual lemonade stand. Profits from the stand will be donated to a local non-profit organization. Thank you, John, for your dedication to helping others in our community!
Jacobson Elementary - (2018-2019) Students from Mrs. Gahn's 6th Grade class participated in a "Walk for Wells" event! Each student walked three miles while carrying a gallon of water. After a semester long unit about learning about the impact of water on the lives of all people and the effects that culture and social norms can play in the shaping of one's identity, the students were inspired to create a fundraiser. The students wanted to raise enough money to help provide access to wells and clean water for the people of South Sudan. So far, Gahn's Gorillas have raised over $500!
Basha High - (2018-2019) In March 2019, 38 middle and high school teams from across the nation were selected as winners of the seventh annual Lead2Feed Challenge earning grants for their team's nonprofit of choice. Through the Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program, students develop 21st century leadership skills and project based learning standards. Basha High Early Childhood Education students developed and implemented a service learning project to bring art lessons to over 400 students at Bologna Elementary every quarter during the 2018-2019 school year. The Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program awarded a $500 charitable grant based on the outstanding work of the Basha High students. Last week Basha High teacher Mrs. Alexander and her students presented the check to the principal, Dr. Padilla, and students at Bologna Elementary.
Navarrete Elementary - (2018-2019) Navarrete teachers and students wore royal blue on April 2 to show love and support of World Autism Awareness day.
Bologna Elementary - (2018-2019) Thank you to the Basha High School Early Childhood Education Department! They applied for and were awarded a $500 grant from Lead2Feed for our school! They have also been amazing Art Masterpiece partners for us! Thanks so much, Basha High!
Bologna Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Bologna student Dylan who was "Caught" Being a Leader: Dylan helped a friend to safety.