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Divider and spacer National Anthem at Dbacks GameVisit Frye Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007654Frye Elementary - (2019-2020) Frye Music teacher Diana Clark took a group of 4th graders to the Diamondbacks game to sing the National Anthem.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Theater BookendsVisit Frye Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007643Frye Elementary - (2019-2020) 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.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer ARF MusicalVisit Knox Gifted Academy WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007616Knox Gifted Academy - (2019-2020) Knox fourth graders did an amazing job with their musical, "ARF!" -- the first musical of the year for our campus.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Bologna Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007482Bologna Elementary - (2019-2020) Congratulations to Bologna music teacher Deb Kimberly who was nominated and awarded in the Teacher Appreciation Program by the "Husband and Wife Law Team!"  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Band students using Math ManipulativesVisit San Marcos Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007459San Marcos Elementary - (2019-2020) Mrs. Dziczek's 5th and 6th grade band students are using math manipulatives to reinforce rhythms while creating their own songs.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Lisa RittenhouseVisit Santan Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007349Santan Elementary - (2019-2020) 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 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Music PresentationVisit Jacobson Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007281Jacobson Elementary - (2018-2019) 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.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Drug Awareness PosterVisit Hancock Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007280Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) 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.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Andersen Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007413Andersen Elementary - (2018-2019) 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 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007411Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2018-2019) 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 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Conley Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007412Conley Elementary - (2018-2019) 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 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer EPA WinnersVisit Elite Performance Academy WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007434Elite Performance Academy - (2018-2019) 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 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Fulton Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007410Fulton Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Devin Flynn from Crystal Hughes' 4th grade class who was one among nineteen winners out of over 700 entries in the City of Chandler Environmental Art Contest. Devin'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 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Hancock Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007409Hancock Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Ciara Hurtado from Patty Chambers' 4th grade class who was one among nineteen winners out of over 700 entries in the City of Chandler Environmental Art Contest. Ciara'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 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Art Contest WinnersVisit Ryan Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007408Ryan Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to 4th graders Emma Robertson from Ashleigh Leigh class, Avery Lynn from Lisa Reynolds' classs, and Wynter Bowling and Vivian Sherman from Skip Neeley'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 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Tweet PlayVisit Hull Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007200Hull Elementary - (2018-2019) Hull 3rd graders put on "Tweet Play" in May.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Mia FerraroVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007148Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Mia Ferraro in Lori Woodman's class who was the third grader winner in this year's Chandler Elks Lodge #2429 Drug Awareness Poster Contest. The judges chose her entry out of 48 entries received from students all over the city.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Tarwater Art MasterpieceVisit Tarwater Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006983Tarwater Elementary - (2018-2019) Tarwater Elementary held its annual Art Masterpiece night on April 9. Families enjoyed viewing a variety of works by student artists and students collaborated on the beautiful cherry blossom tree on the outside stage.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Ava Johnson and Emily NguyenVisit Hull Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006852Hull Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Hull students Ava Johnson and Emily Nguyen, winners in the 16th Annual City of Chandler Environment Art Contest.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Avery, Emma, Vivian and WynterVisit Ryan Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006862Ryan Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Avery, Emma, Vivian and Wynter -- four of the 19 citywide winners in the Chandler Environmental Art Contest.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Ryan Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006859Ryan Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Avery Lynn whose drawing was one of 19 winners in the Chandler Environmental Art Contest.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Vishal Dutt and Aadhya KondapuramVisit Knox Gifted Academy WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006714Knox Gifted Academy - (2018-2019) Congratulations to 2nd grader Vishal Dutt and 4th grader Aadhya Kondapuram who both won a spot in the Arizona online safety calendar contest. Arizona Department of Administration - Technology website: 2019-2020 Kids Safe Online Cybersecurity Calendar Contest Winners 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Gianna OwensVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006706Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus - (2018-2019) CTA Freedom 5th grader Gianna Owens sang the National Anthem at the teacher rally.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Performing Arts ClubVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006707Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus - (2018-2019) The CTA Freedom Performing Arts Club performed the musical "Bebop with Aesop" in February.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Ryan Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006715Ryan Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Ryan student Helena Sherman who was accepted into Showstoppers Show Choir as a future Payne Junior High 7th grader!  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Alina Amaya, Gabi Hodgins, and Paula AguilarVisit Sanborn Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006688Sanborn Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Sanborn musicians Alina Amaya, Gabi Hodgins and Paula Aguilar who were selected to be members of the All-State Orchestra.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Recorder ConcertVisit Hull Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006674Hull Elementary - (2018-2019) Hull fourth graders put on a great recorder concert on March 4 and 5.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Our students in Honor BandVisit Hull Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006679Hull Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to our Hull students who were selected for the CUSD Honor Band.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Haley Drama ClubVisit Haley Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006625Haley Elementary - (2018-2019) The Haley Drama Club put on a great performance of Seussical Jr. and were featured on Fox 10 News.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Xavier Villa-AntoneVisit Sanborn Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006629Sanborn Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Xavier Villa-Antone who was selected to be a member of the CUSD 6th grade Honor Band for Bass Clarinet.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Ryan Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006628Ryan Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to the following Ryan Elementary students who were chosen to participate in the CUSD 6th grade honor band or orchestra. Band: Ashley Woodburn, Sarah McGowan and Helena Sherman. Orchestra: Hannah Johnson, Macey Johnson, Jordin Cowing, Jensen Holbrook and Kailani Higgins.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Reeghan Arp and Cayden HeddlestonVisit Santan Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006368Santan Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Santan Elementary students Reeghan Arp and Cayden Heddleston who were selected to participate in the Chandler Unified School District 6th Grade Honor Band concert.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Embedded photo: Jackson Robert ScottVisit Tarwater Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006374Tarwater Elementary - (2018-2019) Tarwater student Jackson Robert Scott starred in the short film Skin that won the academy award for best live action short! So cool! ABC: Oscar Winners 2019 - SKIN Accepts the Oscar for Short Film (Live Action) 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Weinberg Band StudentsVisit Weinberg Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006228Weinberg Elementary - (2018-2019) Weinberg students Braden Martineau and Sophie Myers auditioned and were selected for the CUSD Elementary Honor Band! Sophie had the second highest score on bass clarinet, and Braden had the highest on tenor saxophone! Way to go, Wranglers!  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Cooper BuckVisit Sanborn Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006223Sanborn Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Sanborn 2nd grader Cooper Buck for making the Phoenix Children's Prep East Valley Choir!  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer OrchestraVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006134Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus - (2018-2019) CTA Freedom's orchestra provided some beautiful music for the entire student body to enjoy during morning recess.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer The Freedom Performing Arts ClubVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006135Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus - (2018-2019) The Freedom Performing Arts Club were guest performers at Casteel High School's Winter Concert.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Kairui DaiVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006113Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Kairui Dai, CTA Independence 3rd grader, who was selected as one of 12 winners in the 14th Annual Valley Metro Cool Transit STUFF 3rd Grade Art Contest. Over 370 students entered from 36 schools across the Valley. Valley Metro Cool Transit STUFF Art Contest website 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Katie WongVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006114Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2018-2019) Congratulations to 6th grader Katie Wong, CTA Independence's Peace Poster Winner awarded by the Sun Lakes Rotary Club.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Alexandra Adams, Lions Peace Poster Contest State WinnerVisit Ryan Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006128Ryan Elementary - (2018-2019) On December 6, the Sun Lakes Lions Club hosted its Lions International Peace Poster awards ceremony. This program encourages young people ages 11-13 to create a poster on a different theme selected annually by Lions International. The theme for this year was "Kindness Matters." The Sun Lakes club selected the poster submitted by Alexandra Adams of Ryan Elementary forward for state judging. She won at the state level, and her poster has been sent to Lions International for further review. The International winner will receive a $5,000 award and a trip to New York. Good luck, Alexandra! Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Sixth Grader, Victoria MillerVisit Tarwater Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006104Tarwater Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to 6th grader Victoria Miller for being selected as the Sun Lakes Lions International Peace Poster Contest winner for Tarwater Elementary. Tori was honored by the Lions at the Sun Lakes Country Club. Tori's poster speaks volumes as to how she perceives the need for peace in our world.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Jacobson Elementary SpiritlineVisit Jacobson Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006065Jacobson Elementary - (2018-2019) The Jacobson Elementary spiritline, under the direction of Mrs. Michelle Merillat, entertained everyone in the City of Chandler Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 1. The spiritline includes 40 students in grades 2-6 during the 2nd quarter. The students had been working tirelessly over the last month to prepare for this event, and their hard work sure did show! They danced down the street to fun holiday songs as well as performed their school chants and cheers for everyone.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Carlson 5th-6th grade OrchestraVisit Carlson Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006016Carlson Elementary - (2018-2019) The Carlson Orchestra led by Mrs. Barney, along with other CUSD schools, marched in the Gilbert Days Parade showcasing their musical talents.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Mary Davis, Music TeacherVisit Sanborn Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006049Sanborn Elementary - (2018-2019) Sanborn music teacher Mary Davis was named the Sun Lakes Rotary Teacher of the Month for November and was recognized at an awards luncheon. She received a framed certificate and a $100 personal award from the Sun Lakes Rotary, plus an additional $100 to be used in the classroom from Trust Bank.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Alex AdamsVisit Ryan Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006039Ryan Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Alex Adams, first place winner in the district Peace Poster Contest sponsored by the Sun Lakes Lion Club. Lions Club International - Peace Poster Contest 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Conley Art ContestVisit Conley Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006005Conley Elementary - (2018-2019) Mrs. Oetjen, our media specialist, held an art contest with the theme, Kindness Creates Community. Students who entered had their artwork displayed at the Barnes and Noble Book Fair on November 13, 2018. The artwork was voted on that night and the winners won prizes.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Music teacher, Mrs. Sejkora and CTA Freedom 3rd GradersVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005932Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus - (2018-2019) CTA Freedom 3rd graders performed patriotic and American folk songs in the Veteran's Day concert on November 6th.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Piper SchneiderVisit Jacobson Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005997Jacobson Elementary - (2018-2019) Piper Schneider, a 3rd grader in Ms. Monaco's class, won the Maricopa County Justice Museum's calendar contest. The challenge was "What Freedom, Justice and the Law Mean to You: Celebrating 90 Years of the Old Courthouse." Her artwork will be printed on the Justice Museum and Learning Center calendar cover next year. Way to go, Piper!  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Weinberg Elementary First GradeVisit Weinberg Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005820Weinberg Elementary - (2018-2019) Weinberg first grade students performed songs about bedtime in a special musical performance arranged by Mrs. Douglas, first grade teacher, and Ms. Kenney, our music teacher.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Guitar clubVisit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005802Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2018-2019) Mr. Nguyen will be starting a guitar club this year for our students.  
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