Honors, Awards and Special Programs
Honors, Awards and Special Programs
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Galveston Elementary - (2019-2020) Congratulations to the outstanding Galveston Students of the Quarter chosen by their teacher, who celebrated at the Lion's Pride Breakfast.
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) Congratulations to our September Students of the Month who celebrated with a root beer float lunch with the principal!
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.
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) 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
Frye Elementary - (2019-2020) Actress Busy Philips started a campaign to fulfill Amazon classroom wish list requests from ten teachers across the nation. Frye 6th grade teacher Angelica Abbey was the tenth teacher selected! She was featured on Philips' social media in addition to receiving $300 in Amazon gift cards and having her Amazon wish list filled. Katie Couric Media: Busy Philipps Is Using Instagram to Help Teachers
Navarrete Elementary - (2019-2020) Congratulations to Landrey Meskill, our first Nighthawk to reach 1 million words read for the 2019-2020 school year!
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.
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.
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.
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) 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 was selected for a $2,500 grant from the Extra Yard for the Teacher program through the Pac 12 Conference, Sun Devil Athletics and the Sun Devil Club. The grant award is in recognition for the hard work Hartford teachers do that "Extra Yard" for their students.
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!
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.
Santan Elementary - (2019-2020) Santan Elementary won a $2,500 grant from the Sun Devil Athletics and the Sun Devil Club Extra Yard for Teachers program in recognition for the hard work the school and community does to go that "Extra Yard" for students.
Bologna Elementary - (2019-2020) Congratulations to Alanna who earned Principal of the Hour for showing SPARK!
Galveston Elementary - (2019-2020) Cassie, our Fire Pal from the Chandler Fire Department, recently presented to 1st and 2nd graders on Fire safety.
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.
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!
Frye Elementary - (2019-2020) The City of Chandler presented a water conservation assembly for Frye's 2nd-4th grade students. Students learned the importance of conserving water, especially because we live in a desert.
Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2019-2020) CTA Independence Fall Book Fair was a huge success! The "Artic Adventure" Book Fair allowed students to find a new book and an opportunity to donate a book to their classrooms!
Fulton Elementary - (2019-2020) Under the direction of technology teacher Melissa Lundquist, the new Fulton Elementary Innovation STEAM Lab is creating a fun, hands-on class that engages children in science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities. Students will learn to question, explore, experiment, reason, and apply abstract concepts to real world challenges while still participating in district technology curriculum. Technology will still be a prominent tool as we build through the inquiry process and continue to build upon previous year�s technology lessons onestep further than before.
Galveston Elementary - (2019-2020) Galveston 3rd graders built bridges in Science to see which one will hold the most weight.
Jacobson Elementary - (2019-2020) Jacobson Jets teachers Kristina Graves and Monica Nichol spent a Saturday to attend the Arizona Diamondbacks teacher training on the content of the Science of Baseball to bring back to their classrooms. Additionally two students represented Jacobson: Elizabeth Young presented her project on the Area of the Strike Zone, and former Jet Catherine Young presented her project on Choosing the Right Baseball Bat. Both used the Scientific Method and were given recognition by the Arizona Diamondbacks for their project.
San Marcos Elementary - (2019-2020) Got Layers? Mrs. Holden's 5th Graders are putting density to the test during a series of hands on experiments.
San Marcos Elementary - (2019-2020) Media Specialist Jolene Gallup organized a Scholastic Book Fair recently which was a hit with San Marcos students! Congratulations to Robert (Kindergarten) and Leslie (4th Grade) who each won Scholastic Door Prizes.
Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus - (2019-2020) Kindergartners in Miss Freeman's class met their 5th grade buddies from Mrs. Hight's class. They introduced themselves and drew a picture of each other. What a great time to build a community across grade levels while also teaching 5th graders responsibility and caring character traits!
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.
Frye Elementary - (2019-2020) The Chandler Fire Department visited our 1st and 2nd grades to share fire safety tips.