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Horton Hatches an Egg
Thank you to the Sun Lakes Theater Group who entertained our kindergarten and first grade students with "Horton Hatches an Egg" in January. (Students learned that it is important to keep your word!)
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Musical
Students in Megan DeFrancesco, Caroline Coking and Susana Clapham's 5th grade classes wrapped up the quarter by performing a musical -- Revivor Philadelphia! Not only was it highly entertaining, but the content was all based on social studies standards. The play helped to reinforce students' understanding of the writing of the constitution and all that our Founding Fathers accomplished in establishing our country. Great job, 5th graders!
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MIM Field Trip
Our Basha sixth graders explored the Phoenix Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in December. What a wonderful way for students to learn more about the artistry and science behind making music! MIM Field Trip Photo Album
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Winter Concert
The Bologna 5th and 6th grade band, directed by Susan Mallek, put on a wonderful Winter Concert in December.
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Concert
Congratulations to Monica Kennedy for her first concert here at Bologna! The 5th and 6th grade Orchestra students did a great job!
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Concerts
Hull Elementary's fifth and sixth grade band concert, under the direction of Kathy Baldwin, and the orchestra concert under the direction of Monica Kennedy were amazing!
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Best Part of Me Artwork
Amy Nettles and Lauren Delfino-Karl's classes created beautiful "BEST PART OF ME" artwork for their classroom windows. Second graders created artwork depicting the BEST parts of themselves. Staff and students LOVE walking by the positive and thoughtful messaging of this second grade art project.
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Lillian Serrano
Congratulations to Lillian Serrano whose Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest entry was selected as the school winner for CTA Humphrey. For over 30 years, Lions clubs around the globe have sponsored this international art contest to give children everywhere the chance to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through art and creativity. Audrey was awarded a certificate and cash prize from the Sun Lakes Lion's Club, sponsored by Intel.
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Chiara Banda
Congratulations to Chiara Banda whose Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest entry was selected as the school winner for CTA Independence. For over 30 years, Lions clubs around the globe have sponsored this international art contest to give children everywhere the chance to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through art and creativity. Audrey was awarded a certificate and cash prize from the Sun Lakes Lion's Club, sponsored by Intel.
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Paeton Farr
Congratulations to Paeton Farr whose Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest entry was selected as the school winner for CTA Liberty. For over 30 years, Lions clubs around the globe have sponsored this international art contest to give children everywhere the chance to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through art and creativity. Audrey was awarded a certificate and cash prize from the Sun Lakes Lion's Club, sponsored by Intel.
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Jose Molina
Congratulations to Jose Molina whose Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest entry was selected as the school winner for Frye Elementary. For over 30 years, Lions clubs around the globe have sponsored this international art contest to give children everywhere the chance to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through art and creativity. Audrey was awarded a certificate and cash prize from the Sun Lakes Lion's Club, sponsored by Intel.
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Eyshann Espinosa
Congratulations to Eyshann Espinosa whose Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest entry was selected as the school winner for Hancock Elementary. For over 30 years, Lions clubs around the globe have sponsored this international art contest to give children everywhere the chance to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through art and creativity. Audrey was awarded a certificate and cash prize from the Sun Lakes Lion's Club, sponsored by Intel.
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Hasan Cecunjani
Congratulations to Hasan Cecunjanin whose Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest entry was selected as the school winner for Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary. For over 30 years, Lions clubs around the globe have sponsored this international art contest to give children everywhere the chance to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through art and creativity. Audrey was awarded a certificate and cash prize from the Sun Lakes Lion's Club, sponsored by Intel.
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Esther Kim
Congratulations to Esther Kim whose Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest entry was selected as the school winner for Jacobson Elementary. For over 30 years, Lions clubs around the globe have sponsored this international art contest to give children everywhere the chance to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through art and creativity. Audrey was awarded a certificate and cash prize from the Sun Lakes Lion's Club, sponsored by Intel.
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Makena Burton
Congratulations to Makena Burton whose Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest entry was selected as the school winner for Navarrete Elementary. For over 30 years, Lions clubs around the globe have sponsored this international art contest to give children everywhere the chance to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through art and creativity. Audrey was awarded a certificate and cash prize from the Sun Lakes Lion's Club, sponsored by Intel.
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Eliza Schwitzer
Congratulations to Eliza Schwitzer of Riggs Elementary whose Peace Poster Contest entry was selected as the club level winner by the Sun Lakes Lions Club. Her poster now proceeds to the state level. For over 30 years, Lions clubs around the globe have sponsored this international art contest to give children everywhere the chance to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through art and creativity. Eliza was also awarded a certificate and cash prize from the Sun Lakes Lion's Club, sponsored by Intel.
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Samantha Platt
Congratulations to Samantha Platt whose Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest entry was selected as the school winner for Ryan Elementary. For over 30 years, Lions clubs around the globe have sponsored this international art contest to give children everywhere the chance to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through art and creativity. Audrey was awarded a certificate and cash prize from the Sun Lakes Lion's Club, sponsored by Intel.
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Isabella Dangelo
Congratulations to Isabella Dangelo whose Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest entry was selected as the school winner for Tarwater Elementary. For over 30 years, Lions clubs around the globe have sponsored this international art contest to give children everywhere the chance to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through art and creativity. Audrey was awarded a certificate and cash prize from the Sun Lakes Lion's Club, sponsored by Intel.
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Giving Thanks Parade
The Knox campus put on our 8th annual Giving Thanks Parade. Students created displays to be seen in the parade as well as entertain our community guests with music. Giving Thanks Parade Photo Album
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Humphrey Band
Humphrey Band plays to pump up the crowd as they play for the annual Turkey Bowl.
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Step Up Choir Concert
CTA Goodman music instructor Liana Clareson and 6th grade students attended the Chandler High Step Up choir concert in November. Under the direction of Chandler High music teacher Lori Lyford, and with neighboring junior high and elementary schools (Andersen and Willis junior highs, plus Andersen, Conley, CTA Goodman, CTA Liberty, Hartford, Knox Gifted Academy, Sanborn and San Marcos elementary schools), the Step Up concert was a wonderful experience for all students.
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Say No to Drugs Poster Winners
CTA Freedom students participated in a "Say No to Drugs" poster contest. (Pictured are the sixth grade winners.)
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Peace Poster Contest
Jacobson Elementary had a record number of students apply for the peace poster contest sponsored by the Sun Lakes Lions Club and Intel. Five students turned in posters depicting their concept of what peace looks like in the world today. One was selected and turned in for the district competition: Esther Kim's depiction of Mother Earth embracing us all. Dr. Adama Sallu helped the school choose from the magnificent entries! All entries will be showcased at the fourth annual English language learners diversity picnic.
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Art Masterpiece
Hancock 3rd graders learn about how to create their own Picasso in Art Masterpiece.
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Matt Pitts
Weinberg music teacher Matt Pitts was selected to present at the 2020 Arizona Music Educators Association Annual In-Service Conference to be held in January 2020. He will present on "Popular Media With Orff Schulwerk." Orff Schulwerk music and movement pedagogy contributes to development of the individual far beyond specific skills and understandings in the arts. These skills and procedures have a wider application and value in several areas: Intellectual, Social, Emotional, and Aesthetic. Pictured: Mr. Pitts serenades the students at dismissal as they walk to the buses.
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Art Club
Our students in Art Club learned about oil pastels and created their own masterpieces.
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Artist In Residence
The kindergarten classes are learning about music and movement from our Artist in Residence, Mr. Jeffrey.
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Peace Poster Contest
Congratulations to sixth grader Hasan Cecunjanin who won our school's Peace Poster contest.
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Bookends Performances
The Bookends group from Chandler High came and performed for our students.
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Poem Presentations
Emilirose Robinson's second graders learn a poem every week and present it to the other students!
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Chiara Banda
Congratulations to Chiara Banda who won the 6th grade Peace Poster Contest for CTA Independence.
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Paint Night
Ryan Elementary paint night for girls and their favorite female adult had over 180 attendees!
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Weinberg music teacher Matt Pitts (aka "MJ Pitty") teaches the Doubles Rap to kindergartners. Matt regularly partners with classroom teachers to reinforce academic skills with music. We are thrilled he is part of our Weinberg family!

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Noelia Silva's second grade class celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring influential Hispanic Americans. Students learned about Jose Feliciano and his contribution to the music world. They were excited to connect one of their beloved songs, "Feliz Navidad," to this artist and added a "few" musical instruments for a sing-a-long.
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Photo Album
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CTA Liberty celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with help from our music teacher, Mrs. Dalene Husky.

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Cardboard Challenge
Inspired by the book Walker in Time by Helen Hughes Vick, KGA fourth graders crafted beautiful pieces for the cardboard challenge that are now on display at the Eddie Basha Collection through the end of October. The Eddie Basha Collection website
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Cardboard Challenge
We are so honored and grateful to the Chandler Museum for giving our sixth grader's cardboard challenge creations a place in their WWII exhibit! Chandler Museum website
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Cardboard Challenge
Knox Gifted Academy's schoolwide cardboard challenge was featured in the SanTan Sun News. SanTan Sun News: Operation cardboard
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National Anthem at Dbacks Game
Frye Music teacher Diana Clark took a group of 4th graders to the Diamondbacks game to sing the National Anthem.
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Theater Bookends
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.
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ARF Musical
Knox fourth graders did an amazing job with their musical, "ARF!" -- the first musical of the year for our campus.
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Congratulations to Bologna music teacher Deb Kimberly who was nominated and awarded in the Teacher Appreciation Program by the "Husband and Wife Law Team!"
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Band students using Math Manipulatives
Mrs. Dziczek's 5th and 6th grade band students are using math manipulatives to reinforce rhythms while creating their own songs.
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Lisa Rittenhouse
Congratulations to Santan music teacher Lisa Rittenhouse! She is thrilled to be in her first season with the Grammy award-winning Phoenix Chorale. Phoenix Chorale
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Music Presentation
Viola? Trumpet? Bass? Sax? Fourth grade students learned about band, orchestra and general music options to help them make a music choice for 5th grade. Thanks to Ms. Oh and Mr. Virgo and our student volunteers who gave these students an introduction into their musical options. Jacobson is proud to offer strong music programs for our students.
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Drug Awareness Poster
Hancock Elementary fifth grader Sam Saliba was the winner in his division in this year's Drug Awareness Poster, "Drugs Take Away..." The judges chose his entry out of 48 essays received from students all over the city. Sam was honored Wednesday, May 15 at The Youth Awards Nights Banquet, held at the Chandler Elks Lodge.
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Congratulations to Jahayah Lane from Christie Clemente's 4th grade class who was one among nineteen winners out of over 700 entries in the City of Chandler Environmental Art Contest. Jahaya's work will be displayed in the City of Chandler calendar next year. The contest is designed to illustrate the importance of reducing waste, conserving water and preventing pollution. It is also an opportunity for students to learn more about environmental stewardship in their community and can become a catalyst for environmental education in the classroom. City of Chandler: Environmental Art Contest website
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Congratulations to 4th graders Addison Shell from Brandi Halstead's class, Navya Jain from Erin Banda's class and Kayleigh Cheng from Megan Asad's class who were among nineteen winners out of over 700 entries in the City of Chandler Environmental Art Contest. Their work will be displayed in the City of Chandler calendar next year. The contest is designed to illustrate the importance of reducing waste, conserving water and preventing pollution. It is also an opportunity for students to learn more about environmental stewardship in their community and can become a catalyst for environmental education in the classroom. City of Chandler: Environmental Art Contest website
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Congratulations to Tiffany Martinez from Kelly Lawler's 4th grade class who was one among nineteen winners out of over 700 entries in the City of Chandler Environmental Art Contest. Tiffany's work will be displayed in the City of Chandler calendar next year. The contest is designed to illustrate the importance of reducing waste, conserving water and preventing pollution. It is also an opportunity for students to learn more about environmental stewardship in their community and can become a catalyst for environmental education in the classroom. City of Chandler: Environmental Art Contest website
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EPA Winners
Three 4th graders from Elite Performance Academy were among nineteen winners out of over 700 entries in the City of Chandler Environmental Art Contest. Their work will be displayed in the City of Chandler Calendar next year. We are proud of Leighton, Avery and Mackenzie from Ms. Lyons Class! The contest is designed to illustrate the importance of reducing waste, conserving water and preventing pollution. It is also an opportunity for students to learn more about environmental stewardship in their community and can become a catalyst for environmental education in the classroom. City of Chandler: Environmental Art Contest website
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