Honors, Awards and Special Programs
Honors, Awards and Special Programs
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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!
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) Galveston welcomed the City of Chandler who put on a Water Conservation Assembly / Magic Show for our 3rd graders.
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.
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
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.
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) 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.
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.
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
Santan Elementary - (2019-2020) In honor of 9/11, Santan first graders thank local Chandler Police officers for their service. (Canines, too!)
Tarwater Elementary - (2019-2020) Tarwater second graders celebrated our country on September 11 by putting on a patriotic performance. Singing patriotic songs and teaching us about our American symbols, they truly turned a difficult day into a beautiful special celebration of the wonderful country we live in.
Andersen Elementary - (2019-2020) Andersen Elementary honored our first responders during our First Responders Assembly on 9/11. Patriot Day 2019 - Honoring First Responders Photo Album
Hancock Elementary - (2019-2020) Hancock staff honors and remembers 9/11.
Jacobson Elementary - (2019-2020) Kind kinder students show their patriotic colors on Patriots Day! Jacobson JETS fly with pride!
San Marcos Elementary - (2019-2020) San Marcos 3rd Grade Students in Carly Mahlmeister and Courtney Geil's classes explored scientific ideas, procedures and concepts while have a FUN time during a recent Legoland field trip. 3rd Grade Science Field Trip to Legoland Photo Album
Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus - (2019-2020) CTA Freedom 6th graders have started to research different companies that they would like to invest in during the Stock Market Game. Students are looking for trends in the market and researching companies to determine if stocks have been gaining or losing money over the last six months. Sixth graders will compete against 4th-6th graders statewide to make the best investments in the game.
Santan Elementary - (2019-2020) Santan Elementary students had the opportunity to explore in the zSpace bus before the new zSpaces arrive for the STEAM lab!
Galveston Elementary - (2019-2020) Galveston PTO hosted a breakfast before school to celebrate Grandparents Day!
Navarrete Elementary - (2019-2020) Navarrete sixth graders had a special presentation from a community RN showing how germs really spread with poor handwashing. Students learned how to combat stubborn germs with good hygiene and how to stay healthy with smart choices in food and lifestyle.
Galveston Elementary - (2019-2020) Cassie, our Fire Pal from the Chandler Fire Department, recently presented to 1st and 2nd graders on Fire safety.
Hancock Elementary - (2019-2020) Hancock 5th grade teachers are ready for the Decades Dance!
Knox Gifted Academy - (2019-2020) Fifth grade worked on their craft while using appropriate tools strategically and attending to precision in order to create a 10 cm perfect cube out of cardboard with a lid that is able to open. This was a challenging task in preparation for our schoolwide Cardboard Challenge at the end of the quarter.
Knox Gifted Academy - (2019-2020) Celebrating Grandparent's Day at Knox is always an amazing opportunity to celebrate and connect with our community as well as offer leadership roles to our upper elementary students to greet them and direct them to their right locations.
Chandler Traditional Academy - Humphrey Campus - (2019-2020) CTA Humphrey is proud to participate in Gabriel's Angels Pets Helping Kids program. Students love reading to Yankee Doodle (our reading buddy dog) -- and Yankee "reads" back! (And that is a true story! Here, Santiago asks Yankee, "Which one is the cat?" and Yankee uses his nose to point to the cat in the book they are reading.) Gabriel's Angels website
Frye Elementary - (2019-2020) Frye Kindergartners worked hard on learning mouse skills in preparation for using laptops.
Galveston Elementary - (2019-2020) Students from Ms. Fritz Kindergarten class love to read with Ms. Addair, our principal, in her office!