Honors, Awards and Special Programs
Honors, Awards and Special Programs
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Ryan Elementary - (2019-2020) Ryan Elementary 5th grade classes held a Wall of Remembrance and Gratitude Day for Veterans on Nov 12th. Wall of Remembrance and Gratitude Photo Album
Chandler High - (2019-2020) Chandler High School's "Step Up" choir concert, under the direction of Lori Lyford, with neighboring junior high and elementary schools (Andersen Junior High, Willis Junior High, Andersen Elementary, Conley Elementary, CTA Goodman, CTA Liberty, Hartford, Knox Gifted Academy, Sanborn Elementary, and San Marcos Elementary) was a wonderful experience for all the students.
Chandler High - (2019-2020) The Chandler High Dance Club performed at the City of Chandler's Woofstock Festival. The students did a great job, and many family members came with their furry friends to support our students.
Galveston Elementary - (2019-2020) The Family Engagement Team at Galveston Elementary School, held a Movin' On Up Data Night for all families of second graders. Twenty-three enthusiastic families learned and practiced a reading fluency strategy. This reading fluency skill equips families with a research-based strategy with which to assist their child to become a better reader. Childcare was provided, the families became eager, engaged learners, and several left with fun raffle prizes! Families committed to help their child reach a goal set by their family. They left Data Night equipped with support, materials and a better understanding of how to help their child be successful.
Tarwater Elementary - (2019-2020) Thirteen Tarwater Elementary sixth grade girls participated in the Hermanas Event held at Chandler-Gilbert Community college and hosted by Intel. The students participated in various activities to inspire them to go to college and consider a future career in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math). One sixth grader ended the event saying, "I want to go to college. I felt like I was sitting in a college class."
Willis Junior High - (2019-2020) 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.
Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus - (2019-2020) Over 100 students have signed up for CTA Freedom's newly-launched Kindness Club! The students created an act of kindness chain and displayed it for National Kindness Day, Nov. 13. Each link in the chain tells of a personal act of kindness that the students have experienced.
Ryan Elementary - (2019-2020) Ryan Elementary held a Veterans Day Picnic with over 380 guests in attendance! Veterans Day Picnic - Photo Album
Ryan Elementary - (2019-2020) Ryan Elementary hosted a Go Green, Live Clean BMX assembly in November. The message: to live clean, work hard, and follow your dreams! BMX Assembly - Photo Album
San Marcos Elementary - (2019-2020) Media Specialist Jolene Gallup hosted Arizona Cardinals quarterback (and Chandler High alumni) Brett Hundley for an afternoon of reading. Brett Hundley visited San Marcos for a "Cardinals Milk and Cookies" event. Students danced with Big Red, had story time with Brett Hundley, and enjoyed milk and cookies. San Marcos students left with SMILES, high fives and autographed backpacks. Thank you, Arizona Cardinals, for supporting San Marcos students and encouraging the LOVE of reading!
Andersen Elementary - (2019-2020) Thank you, veterans, for all you do! The Andersen Astronauts enjoyed celebrating you at our Veterans Day Assembly.
Basha High - (2019-2020) Basha High hosted the third annual Show Choir Live festival. They had more than 150 students participate from Santan Junior High, Payne Junior High and Basha Accelerated Middle School.
Bologna Elementary - (2019-2020) The inaugural Red Ribbon Week Character Picnic at Bologna Elementary was a success. Pictured: Principal Thuy Padilla with a student on "The Day the Crayons Quit."
Casteel High - (2019-2020) 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.
Chandler High - (2019-2020) Chandler High School opened a Mindfulness Room in September. Prevention Coach Sarah Hunter runs the room for students and staff. Teachers can bring their students down for a mindfulness lesson during class time and students can come in before or after school and during lunch.
Chandler High - (2019-2020) The Chandler High Air Force JROTC presented the nation's colors during a Veterans Day assembly at Valley Christian High School. They have been honored to present colors at the Veterans Day event for the last eight years.
Chandler High - (2019-2020) The 2019 World Language Expo was an awesome display of students' talent and hard work. Thanks to Gigi Clara-Martinez, Evelyn Avitia Valverde, and Breiddy Guerrero for organizing the event and to everyone who performed on stage, or offered cultural activities, food, and fun. This year's theme was "BE KIND. THE WORLD NEEDS YOU," and CHS's World Language students and teachers decorated the courtyard with posters and crafts.
Chandler High - (2019-2020) The Chandler High Link Crew hosted a lunchtime activity to reconnect with the freshman class and have some fun! The freshmen were asked, "What would you do for an ice cream bar?" and were challenged to choose a fun activity to do with their Link Leader to earn a treat. The freshmen, along with their Link Leaders, did things like give high fives to five people, give piggyback rides, or do the chicken dance. The freshmen enjoyed a sweet ice cream treat for their participation. Link Crew - Photo Album
Chandler Unified School District - (2019-2020) Veterans Day 2019 was celebrated throughout Chandler Unified with special guests, assemblies, veteran staff and family members, musical performances, thank you cards, posters, flag ceremonies and walls of honor. Thank you to all who have served. Veterans Day 2019 Around CUSD - Facebook Photo Album
Galveston Elementary - (2019-2020) Galveston 4th graders enjoyed Water Festival stations at Tumbleweed Park, put on by the City of Chandler and University of Arizona! Students learned about watershed, water conservation, the water cycle, and ground water through hands-on exploration. Water Festival - Photo Album
Hancock Elementary - (2019-2020) Hancock Elementary sixth graders learned about electricity and natural resources from a special guest from SRP in science class.
Perry High - (2019-2020) All nine Perry High Spanish teachers and their combined 1,200 students celebrated and learned about all the cultural components of Dia de los Muertos. The students rotated classes/teachers every 20 minutes into a new station to learn something different relating to Dia de los Muertos. The product can be seen on the two wall alters in the upstairs new C-wing. The Spanish teachers put in many hours to prepare for this event and the students enjoyed the cultural experience.
Jacobson Elementary - (2019-2020) Over 200 Jacobson students designed stars to honor loved ones who are or were in the military. Third grade teacher Monica Nicol and a team of students created a "Walk of Rememberance" to honor our country's heros. The walking exhibit starts in the front office and continues throughout campus.
Knox Gifted Academy - (2019-2020) What an amazing Veterans Day celebration! It is always such a heartfelt morning that brings tears to all of our eyes as students read original poems and narratives, patriotic songs are sung by all, and Chandler High color guard presents the flag. Each veteran was greeted with a medal of value created by fifth grade students that they were able to wear for the celebration.
Knox Gifted Academy - (2019-2020) Knox Gifted Academy celebrated our annual Fall Festival on November 8. The night included DIY games and activities created by students and families, bouncers, food, dancing, a dunk tank, and throwing pies at your teachers! Such a fun night for our community to enjoy. There are always so many KGA alumni that attend, as well, that makes it an even more special night!
Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2019-2020) CTA Independence invited the friends and family members of our students who have served or currently serving our country to celebrate. Students shared poems and essays that they wrote honoring our veterans. The 4th grade students also sang songs paying tribute to each branch of the military. Veterans Day Celebration - November 2019
Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus - (2019-2020) Liberty celebrates their veterans with pride! Mr. Anthony Smith, principal, led the school in a salute to over 45 veterans visiting Liberty for our Veterans Day 2019 celebration. The salute included 4th, 5th and 6th graders sharing their essays and poems, 1st and 2nd graders reading the Veterans Day Proclamation, and visiting KSLX DJ, Mr. Mark Devine, announcing the veterans names and branch of service. Liberty also recognized our veterans who are no longer with us in a Field of Remembrance. We thank all of our veterans and their families for their service. Veterans Day Celebration 2019 - Photo Album
Jacobson Elementary - (2019-2020) Sixth grade leaders work with kindergarten buddies for a sweet cause! Stacy Thompson's kindergarten and Kelly Murrieta's 6th grade buddy classes found a way to make leftover Halloween candy something to learn from. Teams of two worked together to sort, count and label the candy before it was all donated to the Chandler Care Center. (OK, maybe not ALL the candy...)
Jacobson Elementary - (2019-2020) Fourth through sixth grade Jacobson Gifted Program (JGP) students participate in "Design Squad" engineering projects weekly! This week, students are collaborating to design and build bridges able to support the weight of at least 2,000 grams of pennies! The JGP is designed to challenge the gifted student through a multi-dimensional teaching approach involving special curricula, enrich-ment and the acceleration of course content.
Hancock Elementary - (2019-2020) Hancock 3rd graders learn about how to create their own Picasso in Art Masterpiece.
Andersen Elementary - (2019-2020) Andersen 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Richardson organized and brought the ASU women's basketball team to present their Character Code assembly to the 3rd-5th grade students. Sparky joined in on the fun, too!
Chandler High - (2019-2020) Chandler High students and staff participated in Rivalry Spirit Week leading up to the Chandler vs. Hamilton football game. Throughout the week, students participated in themed "VS" days where we had mathletes squaring up against athletes, elders vs. toddlers, cowboys vs. aliens, and more. Friday morning's pep rally kicked off game day, and the celebration continued through lunchtime. As part of Rivalry Week, StuCo worked collectively with Hamilton High to raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Chandler High collected $1,627.51 Rivalry Spirit Week 2019 - Photo Album
Chandler High - (2019-2020) Chandler High's College Application Initiative was a huge success. Seniors met with counselors and college representatives to work on completing college/postsecondary applications, the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), and scholarships. Seniors who completed an application and/or the FAFSA were entered to win $1,000 scholarship and many other prizes.
Haley Elementary - (2019-2020) Haley Elementary's APEX Fun Run was the culmination of the school's one and only fundraiser. Not only did they raise a ton money for the school, the APEX lessons were focused upon building powerful student leaders while promoting fitness at the school.
Haley Elementary - (2019-2020) Haley Elementary Student Council dressed for healthy food tasting put on by the Central Kitchen.
Hamilton High - (2019-2020) Hamilton's AP Seminar with African Diaspora content class presented their current research projects for Dr. Lisa Aubrey, associate professor of African and African American Studies in the School of Social Transformation at ASU. Hamilton teacher Audra Johnson, Dr. Adama Sallu, and Dr. Lisa Aubrey have developed a partnership with the goal of enhancing students' academic and postsecondary success. The students will attend one of Dr. Aubrey's classes at ASU in December!
Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2019-2020) Our First Lego League Robotics team is underway. Thank you, Intel Mentors and the non-profit Education Empowers, for your support!
Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2019-2020) Our students in Art Club learned about oil pastels and created their own masterpieces.
Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2019-2020) Hartford puchased a Little Library -- a library where students can take a book, return a book, borrow a book or share a book.
Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2019-2020) The kindergarten classes are learning about music and movement from our Artist in Residence, Mr. Jeffrey.
Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2019-2020) Chandler Fire came out and taught our students about fire safety.
Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2019-2020) Students from the ACP Oakland Spanish club came over and played with some Huskies! What great role models and a great partnership.
Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2019-2020) Kindergarten students learned about healthy eating as part of an outreach lesson from the University of Arizona.
Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2019-2020) Luanne Foster's third grade class tried out some mindful habits.
Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2019-2020) The Bookends group from Chandler High came and performed for our students.
Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2019-2020) Sixth graders had fun showing off their book report on a shirt. So creative!
Hull Elementary - (2019-2020) Hull Elementary had some amazing storybook pumpkins brought in by families. Students created pumpkins based on their favorite storybook characters.
Hull Elementary - (2019-2020) Hull Elementary families had a great time at the fall carnival and dance.
Hull Elementary - (2019-2020) Second graders at Hull Elementary researched a particular bat species, created a blueprint, and received STEM criteria and constraints to build their bat within 30 minutes! All students did a great job collaborating and working as a team.