Announcements

  • Five Fun Facts FIVE FUN FACTS about our achievements, schools, district, students and staff

    1. CUSD has a record 30 National Merit Scholars for 2017. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recognizes and honors the top academically talented students of the United States. They shine a spotlight on brilliant students and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence at all levels of education. Earning this distinction puts these students in the top 2% of students in the nation.

    2. Hamilton wins not one, but TWO state championships last week! Hamilton High captured its second straight Division I softball title, defeating Pinnacle, 7-2, at Arizona State’s Farrington Stadium Monday night. Congratulations to coach Rocky Parra and the Huskies!

      Hamilton High's baseball team on Tuesday night won its sixth state championship since 2003 by defeating Pinnacle in the Division I title game at Tempe's Diablo Stadium. Hamilton previously won championships in 2003, 2004, 2008, 2014, and 2016 and were state runner-up in 2005, 2009 and 2011.Congratulations to coach Mike Woods and the Huskies!

    3. Santan Junior High on Friday celebrated its status as an A+ School of Excellence by the Arizona Educational Foundation for 2017. The Arizona Educational Foundation also named Andersen Elementary, Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary, Santan Elementary, Payne Junior High and Perry High A+ Schools of Excellence for 2017. Hartford, Santan El and Payne Junior celebrated during the first two weeks of May. Andersen Elementary and Perry High will celebrate this week.

    4. Four Payne Junior High Relay for Life teams raised nearly $5,000 for the American Cancer Society. Dana Hansen, Lacey Mattison and Chris Heady organized the Relay for Life fundraiser.

    5. Andersen Junior High eighth grader Natalie Cowell is one of nine Read 180 Awards winners nationwide. Natalie’s determination to raise achievement, exceptional performance in READ 180 Stage B, and growth outside of the classroom showed that she deserved to be honored as an all-star student.

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    CUSD Governing Board Request for Arguments for/Against District's Override Election

    On June 14, the CUSD Governing Board approved resolutions calling for a renewal of the (M&O) budget override.

    Per the elections process, the public is invited to submit their arguments "for and against" each ballot measure. The deadline to submit statements is Friday, August 11, 2017 at 5:00pm. Information on how to submit your statement can be found at these links in English and Spanish
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  •  Annual Report Cover Picture - Students and Staff    

    The CUSD administration and Governing Board presented the annual “state of the district” message to community leaders on January 25 in the Governing Board Room. The annual report provides an overview of the district, academic performance, recognition of students and staff, budget information and an update on expenditures from bond elections. Learn more at www.cusd80.com/annualreport.

     

     

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  • Proactive statewide public school drinking water screening program

    Chandler Unified School District is participating in a proactive statewide public school drinking water lead screening program sponsored by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ).  ADEQ is coordinating this screening program with multiple state and local agencies, public water systems, public schools and other parties. While drinking water is not considered to be a common source of lead in Arizona, eliminating lead in drinking water is an important step to reducing your child’s overall exposure to lead.

    Please visit the ADEQ website for detailed information about the statewide public school drinking water screening program for lead.

    As part of our continuing commitment to provide a safe environment for both students and staff, please be assured that we will provide you with timely updates.

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  • Recent Highlights


    Brags - Honors, Awards and Special Programs
     
     

    Divider and spacer Gabrielle EnnsVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003673Chandler High - (2016-2017) Gabrielle Enns was named a Scholar Athlete Finalist at the AIA Champions Luncheon. In addition to having a 4.8 GPA, Gabrielle earned a perfect ACT score and is a National Merit Scholar. Gabrielle is part of CHS's State winning cross country and track teams. She will attend MIT to study Mechanical Engineering and run cross country and track.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003728Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Janai Lakshmanan, Thais Herve and Julia Ryskamp -- National Merit Scholars from ACP Erie! The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recognizes and honors the top academically talented students of the United States. They shine a spotlight on brilliant students and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence at all levels of education. Earning this distinction puts these students in the top 2% of students in the nation. National Merit® Scholarship Program Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Basha High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003729Basha High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Cameryn Boucher, National Merit Scholar from Basha High! The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recognizes and honors the top academically talented students of the United States. They shine a spotlight on brilliant students and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence at all levels of education. Earning this distinction puts these students in the top 2% of students in the nation. National Merit® Scholarship Program Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003730Chandler High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Nicholas Johnson, Emily Helgason, Gabrielle Enns and Timara Crichlow -- National Merit Scholar from Chandler High! The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recognizes and honors the top academically talented students of the United States. They shine a spotlight on brilliant students and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence at all levels of education. Earning this distinction puts these students in the top 2% of students in the nation. National Merit® Scholarship Program Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Chandler Unified School District WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003731Chandler Unified School District - (2016-2017) CUSD has a record 30 National Merit Scholars for 2017. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recognizes and honors the top academically talented students of the United States. They shine a spotlight on brilliant students and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence at all levels of education. Earning this distinction puts these students in the top 2% of students in the nation. National Merit® Scholarship Program Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003732Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Nicole Boucher, Allison Chen, Thomas Duke, Alexander Fan, Anay Gupta, Dhruv Iyer, Sue Kim, Cynthis Lee, Aryasp Nejat, Hannah Ngo, Hee Won Park, Saahil Poonawal, Rahul Ramesh, Shuchi Sharma, Rohit Shenoy, Vijay Viswanath, Zhengdong Wang, and Justin Zhu - National Merit Scholars from Hamilton! The National Merit Scholarship Corporation honors the top academically talented students of the United States. This distinction puts these students in the top 2% of students in the U.S. National Merit® Scholarship Program Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Baseball State ChampsVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003709Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Hamilton High's baseball team for winning its 6th state championship since 2003 by defeating Pinnacle in the Division I title game. Well done, Coach Mike Woods and the Huskies!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Softball State ChampsVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003710Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Hamilton High for capturing its second straight Division I Softball title, defeating Pinnacle, 7-2! Congratulations to coach Rocky Parra and the Huskies!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Perry High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003733Perry High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Cindy Ha, Kirra Hawkins, Leo LeSueur and Yun Ling Lo - National Merit Scholar from Perry High! The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recognizes and honors the top academically talented students of the United States. They shine a spotlight on brilliant students and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence at all levels of education. Earning this distinction puts these students in the top 2% of students in the nation. National Merit® Scholarship Program Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer 2017 Graduating Senior - McKenna LoopVisit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003668Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2016-2017) Congratulations to McKenna Loop! Out of 1,778 students from 78 countries around the world at the 2017 International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), McKenna won 2nd place and a $1,500 prize in the category Chemical: Energy for her project titled, Symbiotically Grown Algal-Fungal Cultures for Economically Feasible and Sustainable Biofuel Production. Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Sachin Jaishankar and Somil JainVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003726Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Sachin Jaishankar and Somil Jain! Out of 1,778 students from 78 countries around the world at the 2017 International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), Sachin and Somil won 4th place and a $500 prize in the category of Biochemistry for their project titled, Developing a Nanoscale DLD Array Using Immunosignature-Derived Aptamers to Effectively Separate and Analyze Tumor Exosomes. Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Zhengdong WangVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003727Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Zhengdong Wang! Out of 1,778 students from 78 countries around the world at the 2017 International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), Zhengdong won 4th place and a $500 prize in the category of Physics and Astronomy for his project titled, A Linked Learning Approach to Automated Galaxy Morphology Classification. Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Sachin KonanVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003725Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Sachin Konan! Out of 1,778 students from 78 countries around the world at the 2017 International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), Sachin won 2nd place (with a $1,500 prize) and an Air Force Research Laboratory award (with a $750 prize) in the category of Embedded Systems for his project titled, A Low-Cost, Clutter-Cancelling Life Detection System for First Response after Natural Disasters. Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003723Hamilton High - (2016-2017) As of this writing (mid-May 2017), Hamilton High 2016-17 graduates have earned a whopping $27,434,881 in scholarships! (Check back again for updates as this number continues to rise.)  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Knox Gifted Academy WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003717Knox Gifted Academy - (2016-2017) Knox Gifted Academy second grade student, Baobao Xia, placed 19th in a National Chess Tournament in Nashville, Tennessee. Baobao was 4th place in his age bracket. Way to go, Baobao!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer /cms/lib/AZ01001175/Centricity/Domain/166/A003699-HHS_Mindy_Long_sm.jpgVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003699Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Mindy Long, Arizona district third place winner in the first round of the Ninth Circuit Court Civics Essay contest! Mindy faced stiff competition from around the state and now advances to the Ninth District contest to compete with students from nine other states, Guam, and Northern Mariana Island. She will be honored at an upcoming reception for award winners to be held at the Sandra Day O'Connor United States Courthouse with retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in attendance. The Ninth Circuit Civics Contest Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Rohit Shenoy, 2017 Eugene McDermott Scholarship WinnerVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003703Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Hamilton senior, Rohit Shenoy, one of only 24 students from all over the U.S. who won the prestigious 2017 Eugene McDermott Scholarship. This program provides select students with UT Dallas' rigorous and personalized education, along with a 4 year program of intensive extracurricular activities. The scholars have access to leadership training, cultural enrichment, and opportunities designed to equip them with the skill, experience, and confidence to succeed as leaders.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Hamilton Jazz BandVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003704Hamilton High - (2016-2017) The Hamilton Jazz Band performed at the ABODA (Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association) State Jazz Festival and received a rating of Superior with Distinction. Three members received awards for outstanding soloist: Brian Kabala, Wade Redding, and Parker Treadway. Congratulations to our band director, Julie Trent, for her excellent work!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer U.S. Presidential Scholar award winner, Allison ChenVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003707Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Hamilton senior, Allison Chen, recipient of the prestigious U.S. Presidential Scholar award! This program recognizes and honors some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields. Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students. Allison is one of only two winners from the state of Arizona!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Payne Junior High Student CouncilVisit Payne Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003719Payne Junior High - (2016-2017) Payne Junior High Student Council worked tirelessly to prepare the master council application along with projects to submit the Arizona Association of Junior High Student Councils (AAJHSC) Annual State Convention. They were honored to receive Master Council (a perfect score on the application) in addition to blue ribbons on all four projects and all four written reports. We couldn't be more proud of them!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003660Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Hamilton senior Allison Chen, who was one of only two students from Arizona to be named a 2017 Presidential Scholar in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Scholars for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, May 2017 Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003722Weinberg Elementary - (2016-2017) Weinberg competed in the State Championship for MathLeague.org on May 6, 2017. Weinberg had one of the largest groups to qualify for the State competition. One of our students, Josh Andreasen, placed over all and has qualified for the National Championship which will be held at Texas A & M University in June.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer The CHS Girls and Boys Track TeamsVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003642Chandler High - (2016-2017) The CHS Girls and Boys Track Teams are 2017 State Champions! Chandler Girls won their 11th state championship in 12 years, and Chandler Boys are back-to-back champions.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Chandler High Swimmers Sydney Chun and Jarod ArroyoVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003643Chandler High - (2016-2017) Chandler High Swimmers Sydney Chun and Jarod Arroyo won events at international competitions. Sydney won the 400IM and placed second in the 200 Butterfly at the Singapore National Age Group Meet. Jarod won the 200 and 400IM at the Puerto Rico Nationals.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Hamilton Drill TeamVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003655Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Hamilton High School Drill Team competed at the National Invitational Drill Meet held at the United States Air Force Academy. The Husky Drill Team competed against high schools from New Mexico, Colorado and Texas garnering most of the 2nd place slots, a couple of 3rd slots and were only shut down in two events. Congratulations to our Huskies for doing so well!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Luke Fink, Hamilton Robotics TeamVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003658Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Hamilton junior Luke Fink attended the FIRST Robotics World Championship in Houston, Texas on the April 21st. He was invited to attend as the recipient of the FIRST Deans List Award at the Arizona West Regional earlier in April. He was one of only two students given this award, and the only student from Arizona. This award recognizes excellence in academics, as well as contributions to the community and promoting robotics and STEM education.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003755Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2016-2017) As of this writing (early May 2017), ACP Erie 2016-17 graduates have earned a whopping $13,576,352 in scholarships! (Check back again for updates as this number continues to rise.)  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Basha High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003756Basha High - (2016-2017) As of this writing (early May 2017), Basha High 2016-17 graduates have earned a whopping $23,840,743 in scholarships! (Check back again for updates as this number continues to rise.)  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003757Chandler High - (2016-2017) As of this writing (early May 2017), Chandler High 2016-17 graduates have earned a whopping $22,000,000 in scholarships! (Check back again for updates as this number continues to rise.)  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer T.J. GreenVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003636Chandler High - (2016-2017) T.J. Green was named Big Schools Football Athlete of the Year at the azcentral.com Sports Awards.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Coach Erik RichardsonVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003637Chandler High - (2016-2017) Coach Erik Richardson was named Girls Track and Field Coach of the Year at the azcentral.com Sports Awards.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Bobby RobsonVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003638Chandler High - (2016-2017) Bobby Robson was named Boys Volleyball Coach of the Year at the azcentral.com Sports Awards.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Jonny Bowles, CHS JuniorVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003640Chandler High - (2016-2017) Jonny Bowles, Chandler High junior, has been selected as a member of the USA Volleyball Youth National Training Team. Twenty-four players born in 1999/2000 are invited to the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY for a "second tryout." From there, twelve players will be chosen to travel to Bahrain to represent the USA in the World Championship tournament. It is the highest honor a player of his age group can receive.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Perry High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003758Perry High - (2016-2017) As of this writing (early May 2017), Perry High 2016-17 graduates have earned a whopping $22,693,159 in scholarships! (Check back again for updates as this number continues to rise.)  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Jake Harvey recipient of the James Madison Fellowship AwardVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003649Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Mr. Jake Harvey, Social Studies teacher and We The People coach for receiving the "James Madison Fellowship" award. One deserving teacher is chosen per state for the fellowship that includes funding of a graduate degree of his choice at the Georgetown Law for classes on the Constitution. Very well deserved, Mr. Harvey!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Hamilton We The People TeamVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003650Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Hamilton's We The People team represented Arizona at the 30th anniversary National Competition in Washington D.C. and placed 15th in the nation. They testified before professors, lawyers, an Arizona Supreme Court Justice and other esteemed individuals. Unit 4 from HHS won the unit award with the highest overall score. Congratulations to Rajat Arora, Rachel Caldwell, and Anitha Ramadoss for their impressive performance, and to Mr. Jacob Harvey and the team for all your hard work and success!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Profiles in Courage Essay Contest finalist, Jane WangVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003651Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Hamilton junior Jane Wang's 'Profile in Courage' Contest essay was one of the five finalists in the contest marking the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's birth. The contest challenges students to write an original, creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. As one of the top 5 finalists in 2,248 essays submitted, Jane will receive an award check for $500 and a hardcover copy of Profiles in Courage.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Hamilton 2017 Flinn ScholarsVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003653Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Hamilton's 2017 Flinn Scholars Ashley Dussault and Anitha Ramadoss! The Flinn Scholarship program provides an unparalleled package for undergraduate study at an Arizona public university for 20 of Arizona's highest-achieving high school seniors each year. The merit-based scholarship program, now 31 classes strong, covers the cost of tuition, fees, room and board and at least two study-abroad experiences. The overall financial package is valued at more than $115,000. Well done!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Knox Gifted Academy Elementary Division Champs at AzSEF, 2nd Year in a Row!Visit Knox Gifted Academy WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003628Knox Gifted Academy - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Knox Gifted Academy, named the Elementary School Division Champion at the Annual Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) for the second year in a row!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003622Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Ms. Nipar and her science research students proudly represented Hamilton at the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF), the state science and engineering fair for Arizona managed by the Arizona Science Center. AzSEF brings together first-place winners from across Arizona to compete for thousands of dollars in prizes and scholarships. Six out of the 15 winning projects from AzSEF that will progress to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles are from Hamilton! Intel ISEF Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003622Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Hamilton High science research students Sachin Jaishankar and Somil Jain who won 1st place (Senior Division) in Biochemistry at the 2017 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF). Sachin and Somil will progress on now to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) taking place May 14 -19, 2017 in Los Angeles. Intel ISEF Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003622Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Hamilton High science research student Zhengdong Wang who won 1st place (Senior Division) in Physics and Astronomy at the 2017 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF). Zhengdong will progress on now to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) taking place May 14 -19, 2017 in Los Angeles. Intel ISEF Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003622Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Hamilton High science research student Ritika Bharati who won 1st place (Senior Division) in Biomedical and Health Services at the 2017 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF). Ritika will progress on now to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) taking place May 14 -19, 2017 in Los Angeles. Intel ISEF Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003622Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Hamilton High science research student Sachin Konan who won 1st place (Senior Division) in Embedded Systems at the 2017 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF). Sachin will progress on now to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) taking place May 14 -19, 2017 in Los Angeles. Intel ISEF Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003622Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Hamilton High science research student Shardul Kothapalli who won 1st place (Senior Division) in Mathematics at the 2017 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF). Shardul will progress on now to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) taking place May 14 -19, 2017 in Los Angeles. Intel ISEF Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003622Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Hamilton High science research students Natasha Ganesh and Nicole Boucher who won 1st place (Senior Division) in Behavioral & Social Sciences at the 2017 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF). Natasha and Nicole will progress on now to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) taking place May 14 -19, 2017 in Los Angeles. Intel ISEF Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Basha Accelerated Middle School WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003587Basha Accelerated Middle School - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Basha Accelerated Middle School 8th grader Nikita Bharati who won 1st place in Medicine and Health, an invitation to the Broadcom MASTERS national science and engineering fair, and the ASU Sustainability Award at the 2017 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF). Broadcom MASTERS Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Basha Accelerated Middle School WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003587Basha Accelerated Middle School - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Basha Accelerated Middle School 7th grader Benjamin Badhorn who won 1st place in Math and an invitation to Broadcom MASTERS at the 2017 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF). Broadcom MASTERS Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Shruti RamkumarVisit Bogle Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003588Bogle Junior High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Bogle Junior High student Shruti Ramkumar who took 1st place in Cellular and Molecular Biology, received the Phoenix Comicon Award, and qualified for Broadcom Masters at the 2017 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF). Broadcom MASTERS Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Risha BhoiteVisit Bogle Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003589Bogle Junior High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Bogle Junior High student Risha Bhoite who took 1st place in Environmental Science and qualified for Broadcom Masters at the 2017 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF). Broadcom MASTERS Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003611Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Hamilton Senior Allison Chen who received a gold medal in the 2017 National Scholastic Writing Contest put on by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Allison's poetry submission entitled Half-Eagle, Half-Phoenix was one of three National Gold Medal winning entries from the state of Arizona, chosen from among a record-breaking 330,000 works of art and writing submitted at the regional level in 29 categories. 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Medalists Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Andersen Elementary School, an A+ School of ExcellenceVisit Andersen Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003582Andersen Elementary - (2016-2017) Andersen Elementary was honored with the coveted A+ Award of Excellence from the Arizona Education Foundation. A+ Schools of Excellence must demonstrate sustained high achievement or significant improvement through assessment data, and are recognized for their superior ability to identify and meet the academic and non-academic needs of students. A+ schools retain their status for a 3-year period. We are very proud of our staff and thrilled to be honored as an exemplary elementary school. Arizona Educational Foundation A+ School of Excellence™ Program Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003735Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2016-2017) Congratulations to ACP Erie student Carl Whitesel who won Best of Fair, ISEF Finalist, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration award and 1st place in Earth and Environmental Sciences at the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF), Senior division, for the project titled Population Dynamics in D. magna When Exposed To Minute Concentrations of Silica. Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003737Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2016-2017) Congratulations to ACP Erie student McKenna Loop who won Best of Fair, ISEF Finalist, Phoenix Comicon Award of Excellence and 1st place in Energy: Chemical at the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF), Senior division, for the project titled Symbiotically Grown Algal-Fungal Cultures for Economically Feasible and Sustainable Biofuel Production. Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003740Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus - (2016-2017) Congratulations to ACP Oakland student Audrey Bench who won the Southwest Association for Education in Biomedical Research award, Broadcom MASTERS Nominee and 1st place in Animal Sciences at the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF), Junior division, for the project titled Doggie Digestion. Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003742Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus - (2016-2017) Congratulations to ACP Oakland student Jack Miessner who won Broadcom MASTERS Nominee and 1st place in Earth and Planetary Sciences at the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF), Junior division, for the project titled The Effect of the Amount of Trees in Front of Structures on the Number of Fallen Structures After a Tsunami Simulation. Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003744Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus - (2016-2017) Congratulations to ACP Oakland student Kristopher Luo who won Best of Fair and 1st place in Engineering at the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF), Elementary division, for the project titled The Design and Development of the Autonomous Robot. Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Basha Accelerated Middle School WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003749Basha Accelerated Middle School - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Basha AMS student Ben Badhorn who won Broadcom MASTERS Nominee and 1st place in Mathematical Sciences at the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF), Junior division, for the project titled Oh the Possibilities. Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Basha Accelerated Middle School WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003750Basha Accelerated Middle School - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Basha AMS student Nikita Bharati who won the Arizona State University Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives award, Broadcom MASTERS Nominee, and 1st place in Medicine and Health Sciences at the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF), Junior division, for the project titled The Antimicrobial, Antioxidating, and Antimutagenic Effects of Tree Bark on Eliminating Escherichia coli. Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Basha High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003752Basha High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Basha High student Gabe Lopez who won NASA Earth Systems Science Award, NOAA Taking the Pulse Award place in at the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF), division, for the project titled Can Switchgrass be Used as a Viable, Low-Cost Feedstock for the Removal of Lead, Copper, and Arsenic from Water in Third World Countries. Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Grant Trepanier, CHS FreshmanVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003599Chandler High - (2016-2017) Grant Trepanier, CHS Freshman, competed at the National History Day State competition and won first place, advancing him to the national competition at the University of Maryland in June. Grant was awarded a $1,200 scholarship prize for the Best Entry on the Vietnam War.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Greg Miller - National Speech and DebateVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003607Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Hamilton High School competed in the National Qualifying Tournament for the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA). The NSDA took place on March 23rd to 25th at Phoenix Country Day School. Hamilton High School student, Greg Miller, participated in the Lincoln-Douglas Debate, and out of the 35 total participants, he qualified to go to the NSDA Nationals! Congratulations to Greg Miller and Ms. Gina Meade, our Hamilton Speech and Debate sponsor!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Luke HoangVisit Payne Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003576Payne Junior High - (2016-2017) Eighth grader Luke Hoang was recognized for his music composition skills by being one of ten people in the nation to participate in the National Junior Original Concert. His composition was also submitted for an international review! We are so proud of you, Luke!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer CHS Senior Leo MartinezVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003546Chandler High - (2016-2017) CHS Senior Leo Martinez was awarded a $20,000 scholarship from the Boys and Girls Clubs for being East Valley's Youth of the Year.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer CHS Senior Heba ShibanVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003547Chandler High - (2016-2017) Chandler High Senior Heba Shiban was one of only 150 students out of 87,000 applicants nationwide to be awarded the prestigious 2017 Coca Cola Scholarship.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Five Bogle Orchestra students performed with 2017 All-State Junior High OrchestraVisit Bogle Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003593Bogle Junior High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Bogle Orchestra students Eve Wodarcyk, Amy Wang, Karissa Edel, Caroline Alwin, and Abby Alevizon who were selected and performed with the 2017 All-State Junior High Orchestra.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer The Robotics team of Raunak Mukhergee,Shruti Ramkumar, and Taneesha KapadiaVisit Bogle Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003596Bogle Junior High - (2016-2017) The robotics team of Raunak Mukhergee, Shruti Ramkumar and Taneesha Kapadia won the overall Skills Championship at the State Competition and qualified for the national competition to be held in Iowa.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003506Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Hamilton students won 49 awards at HISEF (the Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair), including Best of Fair in Biological Sciences in the Senior Division for Vedik Navale's project "Combination Treatment of Polymer-Mediated Transgene Delivery and HDAC Inhibitors for Improved Targeted Cancer Therapy" and Best of Fair in Physical Sciences in the Senior Division for Kaitlyn Luo's project "Using Linear Generators to Charge a Cellular Device. "  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Willis FirebotsVisit Willis Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003778Willis Junior High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to the Willis Firebots! For the THIRD year in a row, they have qualified for the VEX Robotics World Championship Tournament. The Firebots won the Excellence Award at the Arizona State Tournament.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer CHS DECAVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003498Chandler High - (2016-2017) Chandler High DECA earned 12 medals, and eight Top 5 winners will move on to International Competition in Anaheim, CA in April.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer CHS Boys VolleyballVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003499Chandler High - (2016-2017) Chandler High Boys Volleyball defeated the Highland Hawks 16-14 in the 3rd set of the tournament finals to become the 2017 Wolf Howl Champions.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Hamilton Dance Company, Jazz and Hip Hop State ChampionsVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003508Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Hamilton Dance Company successfully defended their title as Jazz and Hip Hop State Champions! Our Huskies won the 1st place trophy at the Arizona state competition held at the Coliseum in Phoenix.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Justin Zhu and Dhruv Iyer, Coca Cola Scholars for 2017Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003507Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Justin Zhu and Dhruv Iyer, Coca Cola Scholars for 2017! This achievement-based scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Justin and Dhruv are among the 150 winning seniors in the US. This prestigious scholarship carries a $20,000 scholarship toward any college of their choice and an all-expense paid trip to the Coke Headquarters in Atlanta.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Basha High 6A Boys Basketball State ChampionsVisit Basha High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003537Basha High - (2016-2017) The Basha Bears captured their first-ever state boys basketball state championship, defeating Corona del Sol, 75-65, at Grand Canyon University. AZCentral.com article Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer CHS Varsity Softball TeamVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003463Chandler High - (2016-2017) Chandler High Varsity Softball Team took 1st place in the Agua Fria Tournament.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A0003668Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Hamilton proudly supports The College Board's Advanced Placement "Equity in Excellence Program" removing roadblocks to allow students entry into honors and AP courses. In 2016, Hamilton's AP "Equity in Excellence" number was 42.4%, the percentage of 2016 graduating seniors who took and passed at least one AP exam. Hamilton boasts a record 2,333 exams given in May, an increase of over 400% from 2006-2016. A passing grade of 3 or higher was earned by 81% of the students who tested in 2016.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A0003669Hamilton High - (2016-2017) The Arizona Male AP State Scholar is current 12th grader Justin Zhu who was recently admitted to Harvard University. Hamilton had 412 AP Scholars in 2016 including 70 AP National Scholars. HHS has consistently increased its number of AP scholars each year and is one of the top schools in the state in this category.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003764Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Hamilton proudly supports The College Board's Advanced Placement Equity in Excellence Program, removing roadblocks allowing students entry into honors and AP courses. In 2016, Hamilton's AP Equity in Excellence number was 42.4%. This number represents the percentage of 2016 graduating seniors who took and passed at least one AP exam while attending Hamilton. Hamilton boasts a record 2333 exams given in May 2016, an increase of over 400% from 2006-2016.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003765Hamilton High - (2016-2017) A passing grade of three or higher was earned by 81% of Hamilton AP students who tested in 2016. The current Arizona Male AP State Scholar is Hamilton 12th grader Justin Zhu who was recently admitted to Harvard University. Hamilton had 412 AP Scholars in 2016, including 70 AP National Scholars. We have consistently increased our number of AP scholars each year and are one of the top schools in the state in this category.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003759Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Hamilton Theatre won the State One Act Competition and qualified for Nationals this summer! Congratulations to students in the advanced theatre class for this honor: Nicole Boucher, Connor Brigola, Aaron Brown, Molly Butcher, Kylie Churnetski, Brooke Clements, Alex Darmawaskita, Sophia Donnell, Paige Gagliardi, Heather Gallegos, Alyssa Granger, Peyton Hiles, Samantha Kamath, Autumn Neil, Aryasp Nejat, Dustin Noga, Jazmyne Plantillas, Christian Salib, Sal Shoban, Greyson Smith, and Emma Wang.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003760Hamilton High - (2016-2017) At the 2017 State One Act Competition, Hamilton Theatre Company also qualified many hard working students for Nationals in the following individual and group events: Saloni Biyani, Annie Chambers, Tate Chernen, Alyssa Morris, Chase Zeiner for Group Musical (directed by Nicole Boucher and Alyssa Granger); Nicole Boucher and Sal Shoban for Duo Acting; Connor Brigola and Alyssa Granger for Duo Musical; Aaron Brown for Monologues; Aaron Brown and Paige Gagliardi for Duo Acting.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003761Hamilton High - (2016-2017) At the 2017 State One Act Competition, Hamilton Theatre Company also qualified many hard working students for Nationals in the following individual and group events: Molly Butcher and Alexander Darmawaskita for Duo Musical; Molly Butcher, Sophia Donnell, Paige Gagliardi, Alyssa Granger, Payten Mcleod, Aryasp Nejat and Riley Van Cleave for Group Musical (directed by Greyson Smith); Brooke Clements and Christian Salib for Duo Acting; and Benny Cowans and Riley Van Cleve for Duo Musical.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003762Hamilton High - (2016-2017) At the 2017 State One Act Competition, Hamilton Theatre Company also qualified many hard working students for Nationals in the following individual and group events: Catheryn Crandell, Emily England, Peyton Hiles, Payten McLeod, Jazmyne Plantillas, Emma Wang, Christian Wellfare for Group Acting (directed by Autumn Neil); Emily England for Costume and for Stage Management; Sophia Donnell for Solo Musical; and Sophia Donnell and Autumn Neil for Duo Musical.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003763Hamilton High - (2016-2017) At the 2017 State One Act Competition, Hamilton Theatre Company also qualified many hard working students for Nationals in the following individual and group events: Catheryn Samantha Kamath for Monologues; Autumn Neil for Monologues; Aryasp Nejat for Solo Musical; Aryasp Nejat and Emma Wang for Duo Acting; Christian Salib for Solo Musical; Sal Shoban for Scenic Design; Greyson Smith for Solo Musical; and Katarina White for Theatre Marketing.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer CHS TreblemakersVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003412Chandler High - (2016-2017) Chandler High Treblemakers won 1st place and Audience Favorite in San Antonio at the Barbershop Harmony Society Competition.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer HHS Boys SoccerVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003417Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Hamilton Boys Soccer team won the Arizona Soccer Showcase for their third year in a row in dramatic fashion defeating Corona Del Sol High School in the final by way of penalty kicks. The Arizona Soccer Showcase is viewed as the top high school soccer event in Arizona, and one of the top high school soccer events in the country.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Hamilton Academic Decathlon TeamVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003401Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Hamilton's Academic Decathlon team competed against 10 east valley schools at the Williams Field Invitational and took 1st place. Our students also won 45 individual awards (almost HALF the total possible), smashing our school record. Congratulations to Carla Turner, Beth Trotti and the Championship team: Lena Han, Jane Wang, Feona Dong, Isaac Moeckly, Tatum Zsorey, Emily Jefferson, Alex Liu, Jennalynn Fung, Sarah Kim, Jaxson Adams, Oliver Lynch, Madisyn Goodballet, and Zuzia Stechly!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Hamilton We the PeopleVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003402Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Hamilton's We the People won the state competition for the second time in Hamilton history. They will compete at the national competition and represent the state of Arizona. Congratulations to Mr. Jake Harvey and the entire We The People team! Best of luck for the Nationals!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer CHS Wolves, 2016 Geico Bowl ChampsVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003363Chandler High - (2016-2017) CHS Wolves defeated the Valdosta Wildcats (GA) 44-24 in the GEICO High School Bowl Series on 12/23/17 in Frisco, TX.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Jacob Conover, CHS Sophomore and Wolves Quarterback, Geico Bowl MVPVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003364Chandler High - (2016-2017) Jacob Conover, CHS Sophomore and Wolves Quarterback, was named the GEICO High School Bowl Game's MVP.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer T.J. Green, CHS Running Back, Arizona Cardinals High School Player of the Year.Visit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003365Chandler High - (2016-2017) T.J. Green, CHS Running Back and Oregon State commit, was named the Arizona Cardinals High School Player of the Year.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer CHS Wolves, 2016 State Football ChampsVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003362Chandler High - (2016-2017) Chandler High Wolves, 2016 State Football Champs, were invited to play in the Geico High School Bowl Series on December 23rd in Frisco, TX.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Hamilton CheerVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003371Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Hamilton High School Cheer Freshmen and JV did very well, and we are so proud of all their hard work: 1st Place Champions! Go Huskies!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Visit Knox Gifted Academy WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003377Knox Gifted Academy - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Knox Gifted Academy second grader Baobao Xia who will be traveling to Nashville, TN to compete in the National K-12 Chess Grade Championship.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Bryson Gregory, 2016-2017 AIA State Chess ChampionVisit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003443Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2016-2017) Congratulations to ACP Erie student Bryson Gregory, 2016-2017 AIA State Chess Champion.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Bryson Gregory, 2016-2017 AIA State Chess ChampionVisit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003443Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2016-2017) Congratulations to ACP Erie student Bryson Gregory, 2016-2017 AIA State Chess Champion.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Hamilton Dance CompanyVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003338Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Hamilton Dance Company competed at the Universal Dance Association (UDA) Desert Southwest Regional and won 1st in Jazz and Hip Hop. They also received the Best Choreography Award for the Jazz routine. Congratulations to the team and the dance director, Mr. Danny Milbauer!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer Ashby Gentry, Heba Shiban and Chloe WongVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003318Chandler High - (2016-2017) Ashby Gentry, Heba Shiban and Chloe Wong were selected by QuestBridge to be part of its National College Match program, a highly regarded scholarship program which helps gain admission and full 4-year scholarships to the nation's most selective colleges.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer CHS Varsity CheerVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003319Chandler High - (2016-2017) CHS Varsity Cheer won their division in the 2016 Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) Desert Southwest Regional Competition and qualified for UCA Nationals in Florida.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer The Chandler Varsity Football Team, 2016 State ChampionsVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003320Chandler High - (2016-2017) The Chandler Varsity Football Team, 2016 State Champions, have been invited to play in the GEICO High School Bowl Series in Dallas, TX on December 23, 2016.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on FacebookDivider and spacer
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  • Lauren Delfino-Karl works with a studnet

    San Marcos Teacher Named Exemplary

     

    Lauren Delfino-Karl, second grade teacher at San Marcos Elementary School, was named a 2016 Rodel Exemplary Teacher over the Thanksgiving weekend. She is one of 15 educators across the state recognized by Rodel. 

    For more information about the Rodel Exemplary Teacher Initiative, please visit www.rodelaz.org. Click here to read Lauren’s bio.

     

     

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    CUSD Nominated for Six Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards

     

    CUSD Community Relations Department has been nominated for six Emmy Awards. The honor comes after the district's media production department, under the direction of Michael Holland, entered a documentary video about district history into the Rocky Mountain Southwest Regional Emmy Awards competition. The program, called The History of Chandler Schools, Part 3: Summary of a Century, was judged by members of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and deemed worthy of nominations for the coveted award. Emmy trophies will be handed out to selected recipients at an awards event on October 17.

     

    The program is narrated by John Prothro, teacher at Perry High. 

     

    The nominated video is the last of a three-part series on the history of the district. The CUSD production team took home three awards for part 2 of the series in 2014. All three parts can be seen on the CET99.org Youtube channel

     

     

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  • Kids School Safety Tips:

     

    In light of recent reports of encounters with suspicious vehicles in neighboring communities, this is a good time for us to review with our children practices to help keep them safe.  

     

     
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  • CUSD Graduates Graphic     
    Did you know? The CUSD graduating class of 2015 earned more than $92 million in scholarship offers.  Congratulations, graduates!
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  • CUSD excelled at the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) 72 students earned 106 awards.
     
    Also, notably Hamilton High School was named the Outstanding Senior High Division School of the Year for the second year in a row. Furthermore, eight CUSD high school students qualified for the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in May. The Arizona Science and Engineering Fair is able to send 15 projects on to ISEF. This year, nine of the 15 projects advancing to ISEF are from CUSD. ISEF is the premier global science competition with approximately 1,600 high school students from 70 countries showcasing their talent.
     
    The projects advancing to ISEF are listed below.
    • Kaitlyn Loop and McKenna Loop, Arizona College Preparatory – Erie, “The Effect of the Type of Harvesting Method on the Amount of Algal Mass Recovered for Economically Feasible Biofuel Production”
    • Farah Eltohamy, Arizona College Preparatory – Erie, “Nanotech Fungi”
    • Hal Carrigan, Basha High School, “Can Bacteria Effectively Reduce the Toxicity of Mine Drainage”
    • Samantha Bouchal, Basha High School, “Can Caspase 3 Inhibitors Improve Cornea Storage for Transplant?”
    • Mani Kandan, Hamilton High School, “A Novel Solution for the Visually Impaired Utilizing Computer Vision and Vibrohaptics”
    • Shona Das and Lisa Zou, Hamilton High School, “The Effect of Silicon and Boron on Arsenite Uptake by Maize” 
    • Aryasp Nejat, Hamilton High School, “Developing an Effective Phage Therapy for Treatment of Staphylococcus aureas: The Effect of Bacteriophage K Solutions on Methicillin-resistant s-aureas bacteria (MRSA)”
    • Rebecca Jernigan, Hamilton High School, “The Innovative use of Proteolytic Enzymes as a Specific Targeting Antiviral”
    • Rikita Bharati, Hamilton High School, “Observations of Phytosterol: A Novel Method of Cancer Treatment Using Plant Based Steroid Compounds”

     
     
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    The Governing Board recognized staff, students, volunteers and state or national champions Thursday at the District Night of Recognition at the Chandler Center for the Arts. Click here to view the program and see the list of winners.
     
     
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  • Si Se Puede honored seven educators from CUSD at the 15th annual Cesar Chavez recognition and awards dinner Saturday at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino. Here are the CUSD recipients of this year’s awards: Anne Bender, Chandler High school counselor; Lisa Shore, Frye Elementary principal; Jennifer Duffy, Galveston Elementary teacher; Elizabeth Leon, Galveston Elementary parent liaison; Becky Henderson San Marcos Elementary principal; Debbie Limano, Willis Junior High teacher; David Evans, CUSD Governing Board Member.
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    ACP-Erie Student Wins State Spelling Bee

    Marcus Behling, an eighth grader at ACP-Erie, will represent Arizona in the 88th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. May 24-29. Marcus won the state spelling bee on March 21, correctly spelling the word "frankincense” (which had been incorrectly spelled by the other finalist) and then correctly spelling “barometer" to take home the win.

    Marcus follows in his brother’s footsteps. Mitchell Behling won the state bee in 2011. Mitchell is currently a senior at Chandler High.
     
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  • Leticia Velarde Santan Elementary Teacher Wins Raffle 
     
    Leticia Velarde, priority preschool teacher at Santan Elementary, won the 2015 Chandler Education Foundation vehicle raffle. She had a choice between a 2015 Toyota vehicle ($27,000 MSRP) or $20,000 in cash, she chose the latter.

    Proceeds from the drawing help the Foundation fund school and classroom projects and scholarships for graduating seniors. A big thank you is in order to Big Two Toyota of Chandler and Toyota Financial Services for sponsoring the raffle.
     
     
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    Chandler Unified Improves Credit Rating:

    The Chandler Unified School District’s credit rating has been upgraded from Aa2 to Aa1. Moody’s Investors Service credited “the district’s strong financial position, favorable operational standing, rapid retirement of debt and stable tax base.”

    Moody’s went on to say, “The district demonstrated strong management during the tax-based declines and state funding cuts of recent years, emerging with reserves at healthy levels and no major backlog of labor or maintenance costs. With recessionary pressures easing, state funding beginning to stabilize and enrollment continuing to grow, the district is well positioned to maintain it strong financial flexibility.”
     
     
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  • CUSD Governing Board
     
    Letter from the CUSD Governing Board to our Governor and Legislators 
     
    After careful review the Chandler Unified School District governing board resolves that the proposed gubernatorial budget, if enacted, continues to degrade the ability of Arizona school districts to provide an excellent education for all students. The proposed state budget will cut $6 million from Chandler Unified 
    School district funding. This is in addition to the already enacted district cuts of over $36 million the past five years. At the same time, proposals to arbitrarily cut essential "outside the classroom" funding jeopardizes support functions required to maintain a safe, healthy and effective school environment.  

    The Chandler Unified School District governing board also resolves that proposed measures, such as HB2303, constitute micro management by state government that removes local community control of school operations contrary to the wishes of local citizens. For example, over 94 percent of the 50,000+ parents in the district support the current school start schedule, which would be radically changed by HB2303 with no justification, producing significant disruption to parents and staff members. 

    The Chandler Unified School District governing board opposes the proposed budget legislation. We urge the Governor and the Arizona legislature to reconsider these proposals, which we strongly believe will be harmful to our education system, students, parents and district staff. We request that our schools be properly funded and we reject any measures that reduce local community control of our schools.
     
    The Chandler Unified School District governing board also urges district parents, staff and community members to contact their Legislators and the Governor and ask them to properly fund the district and to reject measures that reduce local community control of their school district.
      
    As discussed, approved and signed this 25th day of February 2015.
     
    Karen M. McGee, President
    David Evans, Vice President
    Annette Auxier, Member
    Barb Mozdzen, Member
    Robert J.C. Rice, Member
     
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  • Annette and Dr. Gary Auxier
     
    Board to Vote on School Name
     
    The Governing Board is scheduled Wednesday night to vote to name the district’s newest elementary school in honor of Dr. Gary and Annette Auxier, Governing Board member. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.

    Annette and Gary are the embodiment of civic mindedness. Gary is a highly respected pediatrician. He has provided service and care for our uninsured and underinsured students at the Chandler CARE Center since 1999. In addition to sick visits, he provides sports physicals for CUSD student athletes and well-child preventive care.

    Annette was appointed to the Chandler School District Governing Board in 1998. The first time the public voted her into office was in November 1998 and, in an affirmation of their approval of the work she has done, Annette has been re-elected four additional times. She is the longest tenured board member in Chandler Unified history, now serving her 17th year. Her leadership has helped assure that CUSD prospered through a decade of hyper growth, but more importantly, was well positioned to sustain the massive budget cuts that marred public school districts in Arizona.

    Pictured on the cover Dr. Gary and Annette Auxier at the CARE Center groundbreaking in 2009. Click here to read the resolution.
     
     
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  • Two CUSD Students Advance to the State Spelling Bee
     
    Marcus Behling Marcus Behling, an eighth grader at ACP-Erie, won the Regional Spelling Bee last week, besting 35 competitors from Chandler, Gilbert, Higley and Queen Creek. He advances to the State Spelling Bee to be held and televised live on PBS at 1 p.m. March 21. The winning word was “frigorific.”

    Isha Paode
    Isha Paode, an eighth grader at Willis Junior High was runner up. She also advances to the State Spelling Bee.
     
     
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  • Proposed legislation causes concern
     
    Dr. Casteel's Letter There are two issues we want you to be aware of that could be critically important to the families of 43,000 CUSD students.
      
    First: Budget - Governor Ducey’s proposed budget purports to increase funding to the classroom by five percent. Many have naturally assumed he was increasing the funds available for teachers and classrooms. Does that mean more funds will go to classrooms? No, it does not.  The proposed budget does not add funding. Instead, it actually cuts $113 million across the state from what is called “district additional assistance” funds. These funds pay for school nurses, bus drivers, mechanics, principals, cafeteria workers, crossing guards, secretaries, air conditioning/heating technicians and custodians.
      
    If the Governor’s proposed budget is approved, Chandler will have to cut approximately $6 million.
     
    Second: Calendar - In addition, there is an Arizona House Bill (HB 2303) that would mandate the school year could not start prior to September 2 and must end before June 30.  CUSD surveyed our community in 2013 and found that 94% of our parents like our year-round calendar. Our calendar also enables us to complete a semester of high school prior to the winter break, instead of students returning after two weeks off to resume the semester.
      
    We believe that cost savings related to starting school after Labor Day are overestimated. The days of closing schools for the summer are long over. We run programs year-round and execute our heavy maintenance during the summer. Plus, with technology investment, we can’t shut off or turn up temperatures to extreme heats. Most importantly, our calendar is reflective of our community’s collective input. We believe that these types of decisions are best made at the local level. 

    We encourage you to contact your state lawmakers and ask them to support our students. Make your voice heard on these important issues. Their contact information can be found at www.cusd80.com/budget. 

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  • Chandler High Boys Soccer Team
    Chandler High Wins State Soccer Title
     
    Chandler High won its first-ever Division I boys soccer state championship Saturday night at Campo Verde High, defeating Sandra Day O’Connor, 3-2. The Wolves entered the tournament as the No. 7 seed and beat four opponents, including an upset win over Brophy Thursday night in the semifinals.
     
     
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  • Dr. Camille Casteel
    Message from the Superintendent Regarding Measles:
     
    As you may have heard, measles has been reported in Maricopa County. Superintendent Dr. Camille Casteel takes an opportunity to provide families with some helpful information in hopes of limiting its spread in our community. To read Camille’s full letter click here.
     
     
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  • Eighth Grader Wins Spelling Bee
     
    Marcus Behling, an eighth grader at ACP-Erie, on Friday outlasted 35 competitors to win the Chandler Unified School District spelling bee at Perry High School. Behling correctly spelled the word “Pronounceable” in the 13th round to win for the second year in a row. Behling, Andrew Trias of Santan Elementary and Isha Paode of Willis Junior High battled for two rounds before Behling correctly spelled “monologist” in the 12th round to separate himself and go on to spell the winning word.

    Behling, Trias and Paode advance to the Maricopa County Region 6 spelling bee to be held at 9:30 a.m. February 19 in Higley. Also qualifying for the regional bee, in order of finish: Pricilla Rios, Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary; Vinayak Athavale, Jacobson Elementary; Gavin Vogt, Bogle Junior High; Blake Enwiller, Hancock Elementary; Kristin Myer, CTA Goodman; and Julia Shumway, Haley Elementary.
     
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  • The CUSD administration and Governing Board presented the annual “state of the district” message to community leaders on January 28 in the Governing Board Room. The annual report provides an overview of the district, academic performance, recognition of students and staff, budget information and an update on expenditures from bond elections. To see the video presentation visit www.cusd80.com/annualreport.

    Contact Community Relations at 812-7650 or by email for a copy of the printed annual report.
     
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    The Governing Board voted unanimously on Wednesday night to dedicate its newest secondary school in honor of Camille, officially welcoming the Dr. Camille Casteel High Colts to the CUSD family.
     
     
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  •  Governing Board
     
    Board Elects New Officers
     
    The Governing Board on Wednesday elected Karen McGee (upper middle) president and David Evans (lower left) vice president for 2015.

    Karen was appointed to the Governing Board in July 2010, elected to a two-year term in November 2010 and re-elected to a four-year term in 2012. David was originally elected in 2004 and re-elected in 2008 and 2012. Both of their terms expire December 2016.
     
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  • New Schools
     
    CUSD will be opening two new schools on Power Road in Queen Creek in July 2015. An elementary school will open at Power and Brooks Farm, while a 7-12 secondary school on the northeast corner of Power and Riggs Roads. More information about these schools can be found on the website.
     
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