Honors, Awards and Special Programs
Honors, Awards and Special Programs
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Chandler High - (2019-2020) Chandler High's DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) Marketing program and Student Council teamed up to sponsor CHS's 2019 Fall Fest, a community festival including rides, games, a petting zoo and food.
Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2019-2020) STYROFOAM BUSTERS! A group of eight students are looking at innovative ways to get rid of styrofoam pollution at ACP Erie. They are creating awareness among students to drop their used lunch plates in special containers, and then these students are collecting them everyday. The aim is to compress the styrofoam, hence reducing the volume and treat it with materials that will dissolve them. Creativity and innovativeness comes from critical thinking and problem solving. GO KNIGHTS!
Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2019-2020) Halloween is definitely near -- but students had so much fun assembling the skeleton in Rachna Nath's Human Bio class.
Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2019-2020) ACP Erie's Lemelson-MIT team, the KNIGHTS INNOVATORS, presented their Hydrothermal Hat/Headband to the CEO of Chandler Innovations, Mrs. Daina White. Mrs. White invited the team to attend the Track 1 program that the City of Chandler sponsors in collaboration with NACET (Northern Arizona Center for Emerging Technologies) for starting their own entrepreneurship. These ACP students will now be able to access technical support, marketing support, patent support and meet with some of the top businessmen in Arizona to support their cause. The Knights Innovators started their track last Tuesday at Chandler Innovations in Downtown Chandler. This group consists primarily of freshman and sophomores. We are proud of them for mastering public speaking and reaching out to Mayor Kevin Hartke, the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, and many IT companies around Chandler. VIDEO: Hydro-Thermal Hat
Basha High - (2019-2020) Keith Tomaszewicz's engineering classes took a field trip in September to Grand Canyon University to participate in Engineering GCU DAY. Students were exposed to different engineering programs and career options, and got to do a hands-on workshop with breadboards and electronic circuits to operate autonomous robots and a laser beam. Additionally, they went on a tour of the engineering labs and reviewed the engineering curriculum that GCU offers. Actual GCU engineering students also took Mr. Tomaszewicz's 2nd and 3rd year students around the campus to show them what campus life is like. GCU Engineering Day Photo Album
Casteel High - (2019-2020) Casteel High students attended the National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Arizona State Summit at ASU on September 12 to elevate our school's commitment to scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship.
Casteel High - (2019-2020) Casteel High teacher Christopher James was interviewed by his U.S. Military students (class) about his experiences serving in Iraq. The Veterans Heritage Project was on campus to record the interview and discuss the upcoming publication of the interview. Casteel sophomore, Sydnee Watkins will write the story to be published in the Library of Congress and the Veterans Heritage Project Book. Furthermore, James encouraged other students, including sophomore Hope Henry, to interview and write a story about a family member who served and can share their experiences as well. Hope is interviewing her grandfather about his experiences in the Vietnam War and will have the interview and story published.
Chandler High - (2019-2020) Chandler High's Air Force JROTC visited iFLY indoor sky diving last Monday and engaged in lessons on physics and wind tunnels and how terminal velocity can be calculated using a Algebraic equation. Cadets then suited up, received flight lessons, and had two flights in the flight chamber. After their flights, the cadets calculated their terminal velocity and came up with figures very close to what their true number was. It was a very rewarding experience.
Chandler High - (2019-2020) The Bring Change to Mind Club hosted an "I Care" table at lunch last week and encouraged students to write notes of encouragement and thanks to people they care about. Bring Change to Mind is a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging dialogue about mental health, and to raising awareness, understanding, and empathy.
Hamilton High - (2019-2020) Hamilton High School is currently piloting an AP course developed through a partnership between the CollegeBoard and the African Diaspora Consortium: AP Seminar with African Diaspora content. This is the first ever AP course with an African topic, and Hamilton is proud to be the first school in the western US to offer this course. The Senior Executive Director of the African Diaspora Consortium, Rhonesha Blaché, visited with the class and facilitated a lesson about changing perceptions of Africa. Hamilton students have also had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Adama Sallu as a guest speaker and attending a 1619 commemoration event during which Dr. Sallu was a panelist. A university partnership is also a part of this pilot program, so students will have opportunities for field trips to ASU and graduate student mentorship as they conduct research.
Perry High - (2019-2020) Dr. Darren Johnson's Sports Medicine students participated in a program called "Stop the Bleed" in partnership with Dignity Health. The program teaches students to tie a tourniquet, recognize arterial bleeds and other lacerations, stuff deep puncture wounds, and apply direct pressure to any bleeding. It includes vocabulary, explanation of wounds, pictures, and then a hands-on session. Congratulations to all students who completed the training and earned "Stop the Bleed" certification.
Perry High - (2019-2020) Dr. Darren Johnson's and Rebecca Goetz's Sports Medicine students recently participated in CPR training in partnership with Dignity Health and earned their CPR certification.
Chandler Early College - (2019-2020) Chandler Early College celebrated Red, White and Blue Day and Spirit Day.
Casteel High - (2019-2020) Casteel High School DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) Officers participated in the DECA Officer Leadership Camp at Lost Canyon in Williams, AZ in August.
Chandler High - (2019-2020) Chandler High School DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) Officers participated in the DECA Officer Leadership Camp at Lost Canyon in Williams, AZ in August.
Hamilton High - (2019-2020) Hamilton High School DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) Officers participated in the DECA Officer Leadership Camp at Lost Canyon in Williams, AZ in August.
Perry High - (2019-2020) Drawing and Painting 3 students Autumn Carrol and all students in Drawing 3 ( third semester of art class ) painted a mixed media project done in Mrs. DeCristofaro's class.
Perry High - (2019-2020) Perry High School DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) Officers participated in the DECA Officer Leadership Camp at Lost Canyon in Williams, AZ in August.
Casteel High - (2019-2020) Casteel Colts students are multi-talented! Football center LeCharles Bentley Jr. also plays the violin in the orchestra program. Recently he and other orchestra students performed for the front office.
Casteel High - (2019-2020) The Casteel Choir and our ASL (American Sign Language) Club sang and signed the national anthem at the Arizona Diamondbacks game on August 20 and did an outstanding job.
Perry High - (2019-2020) Staff comment: "I want to send a HUGE shoutout to the amazing counseling department! I have gained a whole new appreciation and respect for everything our counselors do. Thank you to every one of you for being so welcoming. You are an awesome team, and Perry is lucky to have such dedicated, hard working, and caring counselors!"
Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2019-2020) The ACP Erie 2019-2020 Lemelson-MIT team met with Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke and presented their Hydro-hat proposal. This hat has temperature, humidity and pulse meters in the frame. The hat is made of a wicking material and communicates through the sensors via Bluetooth to an app on the users phone, reporting the level of heat stress the user is under. The aim of the project is to reduce heat stress and heat related illnesses in Arizona. It is so cool that even our district athletes can benefit from it. VIDEO: Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke on Meeting with the ACP Erie InventTeam
Chandler Online Academy - (2019-2020) Chandler Online Academy hosted a successful Back to School Open House!
Chandler Online Academy - (2019-2020) Chandler Online Academy presents the branding on our new building.
Chandler High - (2019-2020) Chandler High Student Council traveled to Payson for a leadership retreat. Students worked to plan activities for the school year, along with activities to improve and strengthen their leadership skills.
Perry High - (2019-2020) Perry High math teacher Eric Rygiel organized a tutoring event for Algebra I students with the LINK Crew. The event was a huge success and had a turnout of more than 60 students.
Chandler High - (2019-2020) Chandler High Juniors participated in Camp IB (International Baccalaureate) events and had a great time getting to know one another while receiving valuable information from Senior Diploma Candidates on topics related to negotiating the Creativity, Activity, Service Project (CAS Project) and IB Program survival skills.
Chandler High - (2019-2020) Over 350 German language and science students, teachers, and experts on the matter of sustainability from Germany and the U.S. had the opportunity to come together in Chicago to attend the Goethe Institut's Sustainability Summit at Loyola University over Memorial Day weekend. Six Chandler High School German and Environmental Science students and their teachers, Melanie Mello and Russell Davis, were lucky recipients of a grant to participate in this summit.
Casteel High - (2018-2019) Ms. Bandin's 10th grade geometry students went to I-Fly for their STEM field trip, which included a hands-on lesson in terminal velocity and indoor skydiving.
Chandler High - (2018-2019) The International Baccalaureate (IB) Boosters held a banquet last week to celebrate the accomplishments of the IB Diploma and Career Program candidates. This is the largest IB graduating class at CHS with 48 Diploma candidates and 18 Career Program candidates. The theme of the banquet was "The World Awaits" with a message to the students and parents to be proud of what they've accomplished and to keep striving to make a difference in the world.
Hamilton High - (2018-2019) Students Jerry Sun (Cornell-bound senior), Travis Zhang (Junior), and Daniel Hsu (ASU-bound senior) are playing a pivotal role as CUSD prepares for the inaugural Summer Equity Symposium - Breaking Barriers for Excellence. The students utilized their coding and tech skills to create an app for symposium attendees. The Breaking Barriers for Excellence app will help the event run smoothly by providing easy access to information about schedules, speakers, and sessions.
Basha High - (2018-2019) Basha High marketing students got a lesson from Intel employees on Supply Chain Management. The students participated in a hands-on activity in which they simulated how engineers and logistics specialists work together in teams to determine the skills necessary to run a successful supply chain.
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Ten International Baccalaureate (IB) juniors attended the Arizona IB Student Leadership Conference at Grand Canyon University on April 6. They heard keynote speaker Dr. Heather Cruz, Arizona Associate Superintendent for High Academic Standards, and participated in breakout sessions about mindful learning and having a shared vision. The conference concluded with an IB graduate panel featuring IB alumni from around the state.
Hamilton High - (2018-2019) Hamilton High Career and Technical Education teacher Kristine McGettigan took her students from the Early Childhood Education and FCCLA Club to Shamrock Farms recently.
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Chandler High Theatre and Dance students traveled to New York City for five days where they saw three Broadway shows and took workshops with Broadway professionals. Additionally, the group toured the city including the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island, Freedom Tower, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Station, exclusive backstage tours of Radio City and the Lincoln Center, and so much more!
Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2018-2019) Two Biophysics Club students from ACP Erie, Sejal Jain and Michelle Sheikh, presented their work at Biophest 2019 at ASU on March 30 in ACP Erie and ASU's first collaboration to develop a biophysics pipeline. Sejal and Michelle were the only two high school students in attendance, making their presentation in front of over 300 ASU graduate students. Biophysics is an integration of biology concepts using mathematics, physics and chemistry. GO KNIGHTS! Biophest 2019 website
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Chandler High Theatre performed Les Miserables and wowed Chandler Center for the Arts audiences for three nights. Congratulations to the cast, directors, and stage crew for a terrific production.
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Twenty-five Chandler High students had the opportunity to hear astronaut Scott Kelly speak at Comerica Theater in downtown Phoenix in February. He was part of the Arizona Speakers Series. Other notable speakers throughout the year included Sanjay Gupta, Condoleezza Rice, and Joe Biden. Arizona Speaker Series website
Chandler High - (2018-2019) The Chandler Rotary and CHS's Interact Club, a service club involved in numerous community projects throughout the year, hosted a Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony Friday, February 22 in the courtyard. The ceremony included a history of the project, "Let Peace Prevail on Earth" sung by the Advanced Women's Choir, student definitions of Peace, and "May Peace Prevail on Earth" communicated in nine languages.
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Chandler High students attended the 10th annual Teen Town Hall hosted by the Chandler Mayor's Youth Commission. Students attended workshops on three trending topics that affect youth and teens in today's society: Mental Health and Wellness, Teen Dating Violence, and Life Skills. They also participated in team-building activities and heard from the City of Chandler's Mayor, Kevin Hartke.
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Chandler High's band, orchestra and choir students performed recently at the Southwest Region Music Festival.
Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2018-2019) FLINN foundation has provided ACP Erie and ASU a grant of $5,000 to fund a collaborative effort to create a pipeline for biophysics students from K-12 schools to ASU, the first program of its kind. Mrs. Rachna Nath is working with Dr. Abhishek Singharoy at ASU to create a biophysics chapter at ACP Erie. Students in the program will be able to access ASU computers remotely and work on designing computer models of molecules.
Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2018-2019) The ACP Erie Mobius E-waste club was invited by the Arizona Recycling Coalition to attend their annual meeting and gala. Though they were the youngest members in attendance, two club members, Nicole Carmiol and Elias Hernandez, interacted with many stakeholders and gained a lot of attention for their idea of e-waste collection. Pictured from top left to right: Elias Hernandez, Nicole Carmiol, Alana Lee Levine (Director of the Arizona Recycling Coalition); and bottom, from left to right: Rachna Nath, Jill Bernstein (Director, Keep Arizona Beautiful) and JB Shaw (Recycling Coordinator at Arizona Department of Environment Quality).
Basha High - (2018-2019) Basha High FFA (Future Farmers of America) students recently had the opportunity to visit the Clydesdale Preservation Foundation. Students received hands on learning experiences with the endangered, beautiful horses. Students learned about their overall care as well as their history and conservation.
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Chandler High School's Academic Decathlon regional team competed at Red Mountain High School. The nine selected students took tests in the seven subject areas of art, music, literature, science, social science, economics, and mathematics. They also wrote essays, gave speeches, and participated in interviews.
Chandler High - (2018-2019) The German teacher at Chandler High (Melanie Mello) invited German schools all over the state to Chandler High to take part in a German travelling exhibition, Land der Erfindungen (Land of Inventors) sponsored by the Goethe Institut (an institute that promotes the German language across the world). Perry German students as well as Hamilton German students took part in the exhibition that was run by German IB students from Chandler High. It was presented all in German and very informative about German inventors of 7 different themes (Optik, Kommunikation, Medizin, Mobilität, Informatik, Material, und Energie).
Casteel High - (2018-2019) Jocelyn Dolan's AP Psychology class at Casteel High is working on childhood developments and philosophies in class. They recently visited Perry Lil' Explorers to see the applications of developmental theory in action. Babies were held, books were read, pictures were colored and the games of chase on the playground were endless. Both groups of kids came away with much more than just observing or being observed.
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Chandler High Model United Nations took part in the Harvard Model United Nations during the week of January 21. Students had the opportunity to not only take part in the conference but also visit the many historic sites in Boston and surrounding vicinity.
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Chandler High students attended the Speak Up, Stand Up, Save a Life conference that focused on suicide awareness and prevention. The team will plan activities on our campus that promote suicide awareness/prevention in the future.