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Visit Santan Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A008375 Santan Junior High (2019-2020)
Convection Currents
Seventh grade students at Santan Junior High learned about convection currents, both in the earth and the atmosphere. To illustrate the concept, they built and launched hot air balloons to help students make connections with convection and the lift of the balloons into the sky. It was a fun day for all who participated.
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Visit Casteel High Website Report a Problem with Item A008165 Casteel High (2019-2020)
STEM Lesson
Michelle Capriotti teaches a class at Casteel High School that gives students an opportunity to explore teaching as a possible career. Students in the class spend one day a week in an elementary classroom. Shown in this picture Sierra Bingham, a sophomore at Casteel, teaching a STEM lesson to third graders. Sierra planned an engaging lesson where students built a shelter for an abominable snowman.
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Visit Santan Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A008152 Santan Junior High (2019-2020)
Team 7A
Santan Junior High - team 7A went to Harkins to watch "The Outsiders" after reading the novel.
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Visit Casteel High Website Report a Problem with Item A007924 Casteel High (2019-2020)
Fudge
Robin Flyte's classes reviewed the chemistry of solutions by making supersaturated homogeneous solutions (AKA, "fudge") for the holidays.
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Visit Willis Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A007884 Willis Junior High (2019-2020)
Showcase
Willis Junior High School hosted its annual showcase on November 7. There were displays of student work, hands-on activities for kids, live music, games, and much more. There was a tremendous community turnout and they were happy to host families from all feeder schools.
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Visit Casteel High Website Report a Problem with Item A007838 Casteel High (2019-2020)
COLTure Day at Casteel
The second annual diversity program was held November 1 at Casteel High. Under the direction of Bonnie McNamara, French Honors Society and French Club puts on the program for National French Week every year. This year, it was nicknamed the COLTure Day because they celebrated all the cultures of the Casteel Colts! They had Choir, Band, Project 15 dance, Asian K-Pop and Fan Dances, Folklórico and even a song in German. Exchange students from Norway, Denmark and Spain also shared their experiences.
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Visit Casteel High Website Report a Problem with Item A007737 Casteel High (2019-2020)
Cytosis
Ms. Yard's AP Biology Students are playing "Cytosis," a biology board game where students model key cellular processes that keep each cell functioning properly within the body thanks to the Chandler Education Foundation Classroom Education Enrichment Grant.
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Visit Casteel High Website Report a Problem with Item A007738 Casteel High (2019-2020)

Mrs. Alyssa Pitner and Mrs Jenny Olson and their talented theatre students put on a spectacular Halloweenpalooza for the community. Over 800 people went through the haunted house that the theatre students created in the science wing. A Kid Fun Zone was a hit with the elementary kids, where they painted pumpkins, colored drawings, and met famous characters.
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Visit Casteel High Website Report a Problem with Item A007739 Casteel High (2019-2020)
Tempe Camera Visit
The digital photography students visited Tempe Camera on Wednesday, October 30. This industry visit allowed students a first hand look at the sales, rental and repair shop and also the printing area. The tour included a behind the scenes look into a dark room along with witnessing how slides are scanned.
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Visit Bogle Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A007604 Bogle Junior High (2019-2020)
Door Signs for Coaches
Mrs. Redding's Better Bulldog WIN (What I Need) group created door signs for the first season coaches to show appreciation.
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Visit Casteel High Website Report a Problem with Item A007598 Casteel High (2019-2020)
Veterans Heritage Project
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.
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Visit Bogle Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A007478 Bogle Junior High (2019-2020)
Bulldogs
Have you seen them? New Bulldog signs and graphics have been installed around our campus! "Respect. Persist. Triumph."
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Visit Bogle Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A007479 Bogle Junior High (2019-2020)
Harmony Fusion Barbershop Festival
Congratulations to Bogle choir students Baylie Soto, Nora Chase, Alina Nguyen and Aubree Buri who participated in the first ever Harmony Fusion Barbershop Festival at the Chandler Center for the Arts in August.
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Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A007462 Andersen Junior High (2019-2020)
Dry Ice Experiment
Andersen Junior High is focusing on equity with more inclusive activities for all students. Andersen all-stars participated with Heather Henrichs eighth grade science class to complete a dry ice experiment last week.
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Visit Santan Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A007385 Santan Junior High (2019-2020)
Santan Junior High Sports
Sports at Santan Junior High are full of passion, talent and championships. We are a school that participates in the National Program, Positive Coaching Alliance - promoting better people, better athletes.
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Visit Santan Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A007383 Santan Junior High (2019-2020)
WEB Where Everyone Belongs
WEB (Where Everyone Belongs - facilitated by Donna Gustufson) successfully welcomed students to Santan Junior High!
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Visit Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A007346 Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus (2019-2020)
Project Lead the Way
Students in Mrs. Filiere's Project Lead the Way classes worked together to create models of a foot orthosis for children with cerebral palsy. We have so many creative Knights!
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Visit Santan Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A007384 Santan Junior High (2019-2020)
Celebration of Diversity
Students and staff on our Multicultural Committee put on a Celebration of Diversity. Sophia Brantley sings "Lift Every Voice and Sing" at the Multicultural Day event.
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Visit Payne Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A007277 Payne Junior High (2018-2019)
Payne Bus Drivers
Payne Junior High loves bus drivers rocking their attire! They are a great group of people who keep kids safe and are always working to make connections with students.
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Visit Payne Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A007202 Payne Junior High (2018-2019)
Unified Basketball team
Open letter from self-contained Special Education teacher to Payne staff, teachers and students: "Panther Pride, Words can't express the overwhelming pride that Amber and I have in the Payne Staff and students! What an memorable experience you gave the Unified BASKETBALL team today! Payne has truly shown what it means to embrace inclusion and celebrate everyone's successes. Please take a moment and tell your students how proud we are of them! The energy in the gym was UNBELIEVEABLE!!! Payne ROCKS! Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who come out and watched the Unified Basketball game today vs. Santan. Can't wait for our next year's basketball game!"
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Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A006979 Andersen Junior High (2018-2019)
ThinSat Launch
Andersen Junior High ThinSat Rocket Launches into Space! Northrop Grumman (previously Orbital) launched the Antares rocket last week. Andersen Junior High was the only school in Arizona selected to participate in the ThinSat Program, guaranteeing them a spot on this rocket launch. The rocket will release the satellite to orbit Earth for five to ten days, collecting data on atmospheric pressure, temperature, velocity, altitude, and UV light. Students in Joe Badala's class launched prototypes on a helium balloon on campus to collect low atmospheric data. Gearing up for this rocket launch, students conducted a series of these launches, tethering some balloons and releasing others. They also sent a prototype on a weather balloon. NASA-TV Wallops video website: Antares Launch, April 17, 2019
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Visit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A006730 Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus (2018-2019)
ACP Erie at Biophest 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
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Visit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A006301 Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus (2018-2019)
Biophysics at ACP Erie
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.
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Mobius E-waste Club
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).
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Visit Casteel High Website Report a Problem with Item A006259 Casteel High (2018-2019)
Jocelyn Dolan's AP Psychology class
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.
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Visit Bogle Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A006142 Bogle Junior High (2018-2019)
Bogle Unified Sports
Bogle Unified Sports hosted a basketball game against the Unified team from Willis Junior High in December.
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Visit Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A006131 Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus (2018-2019)

All four ACP Oakland VEX robotics teams participated in the first annual Chandler Invitational VEX Tournament on Friday and Saturday, December 14 and 15 at Payne Junior High. Eighteen teams competed from Willis, Payne, ACP Erie, Casteel, Knox, and Bogle junior highs. Students spent two hours on Friday night at Payne so that all teams could engage in skills (driving and programming tests). These skill activities accumulate points that are added to their overall performance stats and compared to other teams around the world. They did great, and their confidence in their driving and programming skills increased. Saturday went well with teams 7830A and 7830K staying 1st and 2nd for the first half of the tournament. Our team 7830P won the Sportsmanship award for helping the Payne team with their robot. Team 7830A won the Design award for their robot design and engineering notebook.
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Visit Casteel High Website Report a Problem with Item A005897 Casteel High (2018-2019)
Casteel High Diversity Day
The first Annual Diversity Day at Casteel High, sponsored by the Casteel French Honors Society, was a huge success. The day included foreign exchange students from Germany/Norway, Spain, Chile, and Switzerland dispelling myths and stereotypes about their country. They also discussed the stereotypes they had about the U.S. prior to coming here and what they found that was different. Casteel choirs performed multicultural songs in Spanish, Latin, African, and Japanese to name a few. The importance of diversity in today's culture and the importance of voting was also highlighted. Casteel High Diversity Day Photo Album
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Visit Bogle Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A005887 Bogle Junior High (2018-2019)
Arizona Diamondbacks Choir Night
Bogle Junior High choir students participated in the Diamondbacks Choir Night and sang the National Anthem at the game.
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Visit Chandler Online Academy Website Report a Problem with Item A005707 Chandler Online Academy (2018-2019)
Chandler Online Academy's first-ever back-to-school night
Chandler Online Academy had its first-ever back-to-school night for their fulltime online students. The event was held at Chief Hill Learning Academy and nearly 100 students attended. Everyone participated in a trivia competition, learned valuable information regarding online enrollment, met COA teachers, office staff, and received a student ID. Papa John's supported COA by donating pizza for the event. Chandler Online Academy has almost 150 full-time students and is currently providing online courses for more than 1,000 students within the district.
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Visit Santan Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A005348 Santan Junior High (2017-2018)
Kim Welsh and Peggy Newendyke
Peggy Newendyke recently wrote a grant to support our Unified Sports, allowing athletic equipment and uniforms to be a part of the ongoing athleticism in our year-round sports.
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Visit Casteel High Website Report a Problem with Item A005614 Casteel High (2017-2018)
Casteel Junior High Science Olympiad Team
Congratulations to Casteel's Jr. High Science Olympiad Team, placing 4th place at the State Tournament.
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Visit Payne Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A005143 Payne Junior High (2017-2018)
Guest speaker, Oskar Knoblauch
The 8th grade students at Payne Junior High School were honored to hear Holocaust survivor Oskar Knoblauch tell his story about how respect for others saved his life during the Nazi Occupation of Poland.
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Visit Casteel High Website Report a Problem with Item A004525 Casteel High (2017-2018)
African American History display
Casteel High School created an African American History display in the library.
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Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A004386 Andersen Junior High (2017-2018)
Movie and Paint Night
AJHS Booster Club sponsored a movie and paint night at Andersen Junior High. Andersen students and families came to watch Elf on the big screen and paint pottery from As You Wish.
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Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A004384 Andersen Junior High (2017-2018)
Choir Concert
The Andersen Junior High Choir, led by Verónica Morales, put on a wonderful holiday choir concert in December.
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Visit Andersen Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A004385 Andersen Junior High (2017-2018)

Thank you to Orbital for sponsoring the ThinSat Program! Andersen Junior High will be launching a satellite into space to collect and analyze data. This project begins in January 2018, and there are three phases to be completed before our satellite is launched into space in January of 2019.
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Visit Bogle Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A004224 Bogle Junior High (2017-2018)
Mr. Cory's Robotics class
Mr. Cory's Robotics class invited the Chandler Police Department to demonstrate how they use robots and cameras in police work.
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Visit Casteel High Website Report a Problem with Item A004123 Casteel High (2017-2018)
Veterans Day
Casteel students made sweet treats for Veterans Day.
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Willis AVID
Willis AVID students reflect each day for positivity, and the students say they are now more positive in their daily experiences. Each student also completes Cornell Notes and tutorials for all core classes every week, and collaborates with peers to assist them in classes. AVID at Willis
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Willis Culinary Club
Culinary Club at Willis has learned to make salsa, spinach/artichoke dip, and spaghetti and meatballs this year!
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Willis student volunteers
Students from several clubs on campus did an excellent job of interacting with potential future Firebirds and others at the Willis Showcase! They are a positive example of our campus and student body!
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Principal Paul Bollard
Teacher comment: "As a teacher, I love seeing our students flock to chat with Mr. Bollard at lunch. His connectivity and presence with our student population is inspiring."
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Visit Chief Hill Academy Website Report a Problem with Item A003606 Chief Hill Academy (2016-2017)

Community comments: Chief Hill Academy has great kids that really shine. Thanks for being friendly and welcoming.
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Thank you to the Chandler fire fighters who came to visit AJHS on April 18th and did a mini-CPR lesson with our students. They have been coming to AJHS for years to give our students some valuable experience with CPR.
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Oskar Knablauch, Holocaust Survivor, at Payne Junior High
Payne was honored to have Oskar Knablauch come to our school to speak about his experience as a Holocaust Survivor. Mr. Knablauch is also a speaker and author of A Boy's Story - A Man's Memory.
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Fellowship of the Readers (Willis Book Club)
We are proud to offer the "Fellowship of the Readers" book club at Willis. Out of the 100 members in our club, 41 students have read over 1 million words or more, and our top reader has read 11 million words so far this school year!
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Payne Junior High had a great season of Unified Football with student volunteers from Panther Pals club!
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Basha Accelerated Middle School
Basha High School's Accelerated Middle School (AMS) program grades 6-8 has exceeded growth expectations, growing by approximately 90 students! The department head, Amanda Cook, states "Our new students are raving about their specialized teachers at AMS, being challenged, and how easy it is to make friends that make them feel like they belong." We are excited to see these junior high kids grow and continue to succeed on the Basha High campus until they graduate as Basha Bears! Basha Accelerate Middle School Program Website
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Payne's Media Center is now genre-fied!
PJHS Media Staff, Shannon Jacques and Malinda Weister worked to make Payne's media center genre-fied! The fiction section of the PJHS Media Center is now organized by genre to help students more easily find the books they enjoy reading.
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