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Welcome to the Chandler Unified School District
Welcome to the Chandler Unified School District
Chandler Unified School District Annual Report 2016
Chandler Unified School District Annual Report 2016
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  • THIS MONTH'S BRAGS IN CUSD


    Recent Honors, Awards and Special Recognitions:
     
     

    Visit Andersen Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002984Andersen Junior High - (2015-2016) Andersen Junior High is one of only seven junior high schools in the state to be an IB (International Baccalaureate) World School, and is the ONLY junior school in Arizona to receive the A+ School of Excellence Award from the Arizona Education Foundation three times.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Andersen Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002958Andersen Junior High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to the Andersen Junior High student council who received the 2016 Honor Council Award from the Arizona Association of Junior High Student Councils.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Andersen Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002959Andersen Junior High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to AJHS Principal Jim Anderson who was named Administrator of the Year by the Arizona Association of Junior High Student Councils.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    ACP Erie 11th Grader, McKenna Loop, ISEF 2nd place winnerVisit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002986Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2015-2016) During Friday night's special awards ceremony at the International Science Engineering Fair (ISEF), ACP Erie 11th grader McKenna Loop won an ASU Provost Scholarship and a 2,500 cash prize from the ASU Walton School of Sustainability. On Saturday, McKenna won 2nd place in the world for her project in the category Energy: Chemical as well as a cash prize. This is the highest place of any Arizona entry this year! Intel ISEF Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    ACP Erie 11th Grader, McKenna Loop, ISEF 2nd place winnerVisit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002986Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2015-2016) During Friday night's special awards ceremony at the International Science Engineering Fair (ISEF), ACP Erie 11th grader McKenna Loop won an ASU Provost Scholarship and a 2,500 cash prize from the ASU Walton School of Sustainability. On Saturday, McKenna won 2nd place in the world for her project in the category Energy: Chemical as well as a cash prize. This is the highest place of any Arizona entry this year! Intel ISEF Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    End of the year Basha Elementary VIP celebrationVisit Basha Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002987Basha Elementary - (2015-2016) Each teacher at Basha picks a VIP student. Then, the Basha Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) provides a full catered breakfast for our VIP and the parents. Each teacher presents an award to the VIP and says a few words as to why they chose that student as their VIP. It is truly a nice ceremony and award that our families enjoy!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Relay for Life of ChandlerVisit Basha Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002928Basha Elementary - (2015-2016) Kudos to those from CUSD who attended the recent Relay for Life of Chandler event hosted by Basha High School on April 29. Over 400 staff and students, represented by Basha Elementary, CTA Freedom, Patterson, Riggs, Ryan, Payne, Basha High, Chandler High, Hamilton High and Perry High, attended the 12 hour overnight event where teams committed to have members walk throughout the night. Over $162,000 has been raised by participants with funds supporting cancer research and patients. Relay for Life of Chandler Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Bahsa High School junior, Tyara RobertsVisit Basha High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002947Basha High - (2015-2016) James Young from The Williams Institute for Ethics and Management and ASU Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics presented a scholarship to Basha High School junior Tyara Roberts for her winning essay in the 2016 Ethics Essay Contest.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Mr. Chris EvansVisit Basha High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002960Basha High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Basha High School teacher Chris Evans for his selection to the Teacher Advisory Board for the Smithsonian Institute's National Portrait Gallery. There are only 13 teachers across the country who are part of this group. What a wonderful honor it is for Mr. Evans to represent Basha and Arizona on this board. Well done!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Basha High Teacher Appreciation Day FestivitiesVisit Basha High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002948Basha High - (2015-2016) Such a fun day at Basha High School, celebrating all of our hardworking teachers! Three of our administrators -- Principal Dave Loutzenheiser, Assistant Principal Michelle Good and Assistant Principal Gary Fujino -- along with a few of our Student Council (Madison Clark - Student Body Historian, Kylie Horn - Sr. Class President, and Brittany Jones - Sr. Class Secretary) served cake and ice cream to the teachers during their lunches while enjoying some great weather and laughs.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Relay for Life of ChandlerVisit Basha High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002928Basha High - (2015-2016) Kudos to those from CUSD who attended the recent Relay for Life of Chandler event hosted by Basha High School on April 29. Over 400 staff and students, represented by Basha Elementary, CTA Freedom, Patterson, Riggs, Ryan, Payne, Basha High, Chandler High, Hamilton High and Perry High, attended the 12 hour overnight event where teams committed to have members walk throughout the night. Over $162,000 has been raised by participants with funds supporting cancer research and patients. Relay for Life of Chandler Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Congressional Art ShowVisit Basha High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002927Basha High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Basha High School teachers Karen Meldrum and Mike Garcia, and their AP Drawing students, Morgan Clark, Savannah Morgan, Amberlee Summers, Clarizza Tumpap, Madi Biddulph, Ciara Cisneros and Madelyn Thayer, who entered the Congressional Art Show this year! So much talent from these seven Basha High students!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Basha High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002927Basha High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Basha High School teachers Karen Meldrum and Mike Garcia, and their AP Photography students, Ralph Courtney, Cameron Lee, Megan Russell, Mackenzie Filewicz-Ross, Maclyn Eldred, Olympia Gallardo, Caitlan Sammons, Makaela Huffman, who entered the Congressional Art Show this year! So much talent from these Basha High students!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Bogle Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002988Bogle Junior High - (2015-2016) Through the Accelerated Reader program, we recorded that Bogle students read 1,279,763,989 words -- that's 16 million more words than last year! We had 453 millionaires and 109 multimillionaires -- almost 47% of our students!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Zero Fire Violations Recognition, 2nd Year in a RowVisit Carlson Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002999Carlson Elementary - (2015-2016) The Carlson Elementary staff were once again recognized for having zero fire violations for the 2015-16 school year. This was their second year in a row for being recognized.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002989Casteel High - (2015-2016) Rebecca Row received an Honorable Mention award in the Grand Canyon State Games 2016 Art Contest. Arizona Sports and Entertainment Commission Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002989Casteel High - (2015-2016) Rebecca Row received an Honorable Mention award in the Grand Canyon State Games 2016 Art Contest. Arizona Sports and Entertainment Commission Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Kaden Dawson, CHS Junior in AP PhotographyVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002969Chandler High - (2015-2016) Kaden Dawson, a CHS Junior in AP Photography, won 2nd place at the 2016 Congressional Art Competition for District 9 and will have his winning photograph on display in the office of Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    CHS Softball AthletesVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002970Chandler High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to our Chandler High School Softball athletes who signed a college athletic letter of intent during 2016 Spring Signing Day: Monique Noriega - Scottsdale Community College; Essence Gastelo - South Mountain Community College.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    CHS Basketball AthleteVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002971Chandler High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to our Chandler High School Basketball athlete who signed a college athletic letter of intent during 2016 Spring Signing Day: Tanner Moore - Ozark Christian College.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    CHS Cheer AthleteVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002972Chandler High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to our Chandler High School Cheer athlete who signed a college athletic letter of intent during 2016 Spring Signing Day: Oatha Council - Arizona State University.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    CHS Baseball AthletesVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002973Chandler High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to our Chandler High School Baseball athletes who signed a college athletic letter of intent during 2016 Spring Signing Day: Colin Ludwig - University of Colorado (Colorado Springs); Trevor Horwath - Elmhurst College.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    CHS Track AthleteVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002974Chandler High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to our Chandler High School Track athlete who signed a college athletic letter of intent during 2016 Spring Signing Day: Alexis Nichols - Arizona State University.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    CHS Volleyball AthleteVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002975Chandler High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to our Chandler High School Volleyball athlete who signed a college athletic letter of intent during 2016 Spring Signing Day: Moira Murphy - California State University (San Bernardino).  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    CHS Wrestling AthleteVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002976Chandler High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to our Chandler High School Wrestling athlete who signed a college athletic letter of intent during 2016 Spring Signing Day: Chance Ikei - Arizona State University.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    CHS Football AthletesVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002977Chandler High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to our Chandler High School Football athletes who signed a college athletic letter of intent during 2016 Spring Signing Day: Michael Willliams - Briar Cliff University; Ian Sparrow - Montana State University (Northern); and Teauntae Nash - Concordia College (Minnesota).  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    CHS Girls Track Team, Division 1 State Track and Field ChampsVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002945Chandler High - (2015-2016) Chandler High Girls Track Team, coached by Eric Richardson, won the Division 1 State Track and Field Championship!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    CHS Boys Track Team, Division 1 State Track and Field ChampsVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002946Chandler High - (2015-2016) Chandler High Boys Track Team, coached by Mr. Russell Scott, won the Division 1 State Track and Field Championship.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Principal's Honor CelebrationVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002968Chandler High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to the 750 CHS students who earned a minimum 3.5 GPA and enrolled in multiple Honors courses. They participated in the Principal's Honors Scholar Celebration during both lunches on Thursday, May 12.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Relay for Life of ChandlerVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002928Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus - (2015-2016) Kudos to those from CUSD who attended the recent Relay for Life of Chandler event hosted by Basha High School on April 29. Over 400 staff and students, represented by Basha Elementary, CTA Freedom, Patterson, Riggs, Ryan, Payne, Basha High, Chandler High, Hamilton High and Perry High, attended the 12 hour overnight event where teams committed to have members walk throughout the night. Over $162,000 has been raised by participants with funds supporting cancer research and patients. Relay for Life of Chandler Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Sydney Elorde, sergeant and Marine veteran, visiting our 5th grade Social Studies classesVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002982Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus - (2015-2016) We were so privileged to have Sydney Elorde, sergeant and Marine veteran, visit our 5th grade Social Studies classes. He spoke about his recent military experiences and gave students wonderful information on what it was like to be a marine. His favorite part of military service was camaraderie with his military brothers. Mr. Germinaro, another Marine veteran, spoke to our 5th graders earlier this year, giving insight as to what it is was like to serve as a sergeant in the military 50 years ago.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    CTA Goodman Battle of the Books TeamVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Goodman Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002950Chandler Traditional Academy - Goodman Campus - (2015-2016) Diya Sarat, Sydney Kwan, and Areya Uriarte battled it out in the CUSD Battle of the Books contest. After many rounds of questions, they settled in at 4th place. Congratulations Gator girls!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Best Chant at the 2016 STUCO ConventionVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Humphrey Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002996Chandler Traditional Academy - Humphrey Campus - (2015-2016) CTA Humphrey Student Council won Best Chant at the 2016 STUCO (Student Council) Convention!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Humphrey Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002997Chandler Traditional Academy - Humphrey Campus - (2015-2016) Thank you to the CTA Humphrey Red Hats 6th grade service organization for continuing to give at our local homes for senior citizens and food banks during the 2015-2016 school year.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Humphrey Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002990Chandler Traditional Academy - Humphrey Campus - (2015-2016) CTA Humphrey 6th grader Aiden Gaudette won First Place in the Chandler Elks Americanism Essay Contest! Arizona Elks Association Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    CTA Humphrey Partnership with Gabriel's Angels TherapyVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Humphrey Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002994Chandler Traditional Academy - Humphrey Campus - (2015-2016) CTA Humphrey Student Services Coordinator Stephanie Shuey formed a partnership at our school with Gabriel's Angels for Animal Therapy. Gabriel's Angels, Pets Helping Kids Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Relay for Life of ChandlerVisit Chandler Unified School District WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002928Chandler Unified School District - (2015-2016) Kudos to those from CUSD who attended the recent Relay for Life of Chandler event hosted by Basha High School on April 29. Over 400 staff and students, represented by Basha Elementary, CTA Freedom, Patterson, Riggs, Ryan, Payne, Basha High, Chandler High, Hamilton High and Perry High, attended the 12 hour overnight event where teams committed to have members walk throughout the night. Over $162,000 has been raised by participants with funds supporting cancer research and patients. Relay for Life of Chandler Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Hamilton Baseball State Division 1 ChampsVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003008Hamilton High - (2015-2016) Hamilton captures Division 1 Baseball State Championship title winning its fifth state championship playing against Mountain Ridge (27-7). Coach Mike Woods led the Huskies to state titles in 2003, 2004, 2008, 2014, and 2016. Glendale Mountain Ridge coach, Lance Billingsley, calls Hamilton the gold standard of Arizona high school baseball. Our baseball player Nick Brueser was also nominated "Big Schools Baseball Player of The Year. " Congratulations to the entire Hamilton Baseball team!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003005Hamilton High - (2015-2016) Zhengdong Wang, a Hamilton Junior, placed 3rd in the 2016 District of Arizona Ninth Circuit Civics Essay contest.The theme of the contest this year was "50 YEARS AFTER THE MIRANDA DECISION," sponsored by the Ninth Circuit Courts and Community Committee and the federal courts of the western United States. Hamilton Senior, Lydia Chew, earned an Honorable Mention in this contest.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Saahil Poonawala, highest possible ACT composite scoreVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003006Hamilton High - (2015-2016) Saahil Poonawala, a junior at Hamilton High School, earned the highest possible ACT Composite score of 36. Saahil's outstanding performance is remarkably rare. In a letter dedicated to Saahil by the ACT Chief Executive Officer, Marten Roorda, he congratulates Saahil's exceptional ACT Composite score, and mentions that this achievement will prove helpful in his educational and career goals. We are proud of our Husky and wish him continued success!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Hamilton Athletic Director, Sharon VanisVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003007Hamilton High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Sharon Vanis who received the Leadership in Girls'/Womens' Athletics Award at the AIA Champions Award Luncheon at the University of Phoenix Stadium. Thank you, Sharon, for all the hard work and support you have provided to the Hamilton athletic programs.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Samantha Kamath and Saahil Poonawala at the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions for Speech and DebateVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003004Hamilton High - (2015-2016) Hamilton students Samantha Kamath and Saahil Poonawala performed at the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions for Speech and Debate in Denver, Colorado. Both reached the elimination rounds in Original Oratory. Saahil made his way to semi-finals. Hamilton placed 6th among 40 schools in ACT1 sweepstakes. Saahil placed 10th overall out of 156 schools from over 40 states -- the nation's best of the best. Congratulations also to Gina Meade, sponsor of the Hamilton Speech and Debate team. National Individual Events, Tournament of Champions Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Hamilton Dance CompanyVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002952Hamilton High - (2015-2016) Tiffany Sivak, part of the Hamilton Dance Program for all four years of her high school career, has been directing and choreographing numerous musicals for Baker Performing Arts. Mr. Clyde Baker presented her with a scholarship of $7,500 for her dedication for the arts. Hamilton Dance Company also received $500 in donation for the hard work put in by our Dance teacher, Daniel Milbauer.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Hamilton Dance Students, Alyssa Bortono and Ashlyn WenginerVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002954Hamilton High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Hamilton dance students Alyssa Bortono and Ashlyn Wenginer. Alyssa Bortono was granted $30,000 in scholarships and grants and made the National Championship Hofstra Dance Team at the Hofstra University. Ashlyn Wenginer was granted $34,000 in scholarships and made the Dance Team at University of Florida.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002955Hamilton High - (2015-2016) Josh Drack won Gatorade Arizona Boys Soccer Player of the Year! Gatorade proudly recognizes athletic achievement, academic excellence, and exemplary character which Josh demonstrated. He led the Huskies to a 19-2-4 record and Div. 1 State Championship this season. Drack scored 25 goals and passed for 21 assists, contributing with 2 goals and 3 assists in the state tournament. Drack was also AZCentral.com Big School Player of the Year and Arizona Interscholastic Association Player of the Year. Josh Drack - Gatorade Player of the Year Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Hamilton Softball Team, Division 1 State ChampionsVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003002Hamilton High - (2015-2016) Hamilton Huskies Varsity Softball team clutches the 2016 Division 1 State Championship title. For the first time in school history, the Hamilton softball team won 30 games in one season. The 30th game was the championship game against Phoenix Pinnacle... and the Huskies came out on top to bring the title home. Congratulations to the team and to the Hamilton softball coach, Rocky Parra!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    HHS student Andre Kirunda, 2016 Gates Millennium Scholarship winnerVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003003Hamilton High - (2015-2016) HHS student Andre Kirunda, with a cummulative 4.46 GPA and a great work ethic, has been awarded the 2016 Gates Millennium scholarship. The Gates Millennium Scholar program, funded by a $1.6 billion grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, enables outstanding minority students to reach their highest potential. Andre will be attending the Northeastern University this fall and has his goal set on Harvard Law. He is the first and only Hamilton student to receive this prestigious honor! Gates Millennium Scholar Program Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Oscar Visencio and Meredith Bahling, CAD Academy- National LEED Home Design Contest WinnersVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002961Hamilton High - (2015-2016) The CAD Academy, a STEM Based Engineering/Architectural program, awarded two winners from Hamilton High School for the National LEED Dream Home Design Contest 2016. Oscar Visencio was awarded the 1st place winner, and Meredith Bahling captured 3rd place. Both students excelled under the guidance of our architecture instructor, Mr. Steve Spykstra.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002962Hamilton High - (2015-2016) The 2016 Hamilton Induction Chapter had 246 inductees into the National Honor Society. We also had 69 inductees into the Spanish Honor Society. Inductees were recognized on the basis of character, leadership, academics, and service.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Hamilton Academic Decathlon TeamVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003000Hamilton High - (2015-2016) Hamilton High School finished 3rd in the National Online Academic Decathlon. Students Zhengdong Wang and Justin Zhu received individual medals and accolades in Essay and Science. Our congratulations to the entire Decathlon team and the sponsor, Carla Ingraham!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Hamilton at the F1 in School ChallengeVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003001Hamilton High - (2015-2016) F1 in Schools Challenge introduces students to the engineering process. Hamilton's two teams, Apex and Solaris, participated in the US/Canada competition. Team Solaris received the Judge's Choice! All our teams had good pit displays, looked great, and gave good presentations. It was an amazing experience for our students who look forward to future annual US/Canada competitions. Congratulations to Joel Daniels, the sponsor of the team, and Mike Maluski, chaperone on the trip to the nationals.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Hamilton AFJROTC unit selected for the 2015-2016 Distinguished Unit Award (DUA)Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002930Hamilton High - (2015-2016) Hamilton AFJROTC unit AZ-862 was selected for the 2015-2016 Distinguished Unit Award (DUA). The award criteria includes compliance with all HQ AFJROTC administrative, curriculum, and operational directives, meeting all administrative suspenses, and completing a minimum of 12 community service hours per cadet (our cadets averaged 20 hrs). Congratulations to the Hamilton AFJORTC team for their hard work and dedication!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    The Addams Family - Hamilton High School TheatreVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002941Hamilton High - (2015-2016) Hamilton High School Theatre Department received nominations in every category for the High School Tony Awards. This is an outstanding achievement by our Hamilton students!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002941Hamilton High - (2015-2016) Hamilton High School Theatre Department received nominations in every category for the High School Tony Awards! Overall Production: The Addams Family; Best Male Lead: Kevin Kennedy (Gomez); Best Female Lead: Gabriela Giusti (Wednesday); Best Supporting Male: Zackary Radar (Lurch); Best Supporting Female: Alli Haliday (Grandma); Best Vocalist: Mackenna Goodrich (Alice); Best Dancer: Nicole Boucher. Gammage Scholarship: Gabriela Giusti and Mackennna Goodrich.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002941Hamilton High - (2015-2016) Hamilton High Theatre Department received nominations in every category for the High School Tony Awards! In the category of Best Tech, Set/Prop: Tyler Haselton, Madison Hettrich (TEAM); Sound: Nicole Cox, Lara Bustos (TEAM); Lighting: Sabrina Green, Casey Emans (TEAM); Costumes: Gabriela Giusti, Zoe Jirovsky, Jordan Van Kirk (TEAM); Hair/ Makeup: Dominique Roberts, Kaetlyn Tower, Savannah Rhoades (TEAM); and Stage Manager: Kara Jenkins, Jordan Osness, Hannah Van Genderen (TEAM).  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Relay for Life of ChandlerVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002928Hamilton High - (2015-2016) Kudos to those from CUSD who attended the recent Relay for Life of Chandler event hosted by Basha High School on April 29. Over 400 staff and students, represented by Basha Elementary, CTA Freedom, Patterson, Riggs, Ryan, Payne, Basha High, Chandler High, Hamilton High and Perry High, attended the 12 hour overnight event where teams committed to have members walk throughout the night. Over $162,000 has been raised by participants with funds supporting cancer research and patients. Relay for Life of Chandler Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Dexter Dunning's 2nd place winning entry in the photography division of the U.S. Congressional Art ContestVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002929Hamilton High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Hamilton Junior, Dexter Dunning, who won 2nd place in the photography division of the U.S. Congressional Art Contest with a lovely double exposure image.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Hancock's Basketball Team, Silver Division Tournament Champs!Visit Hancock Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002983Hancock Elementary - (2015-2016) Hancock's basketball team played in the Silver Division Tournament this weekend. The team played very well and ended up winning the championship game 33-12!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Heather Anguiano proudly accepting the Chandler Fire, Health, and Medicals' Partnership for L.I.F.E. 2016 Most Improved AwardVisit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003009Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2015-2016) Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary principal Heather Anguiano proudly accepted the Chandler Fire, Health, and Medicals' Partnership for L.I.F.E. 2016 Most Improved Award on behalf of the school.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003010Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2015-2016) Each student received a certificate at the annual Celebration of Learning ceremony.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Chandler Masonic Lodge donated bicycles and gift cards to our 4th quarter reading contestVisit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002956Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2015-2016) The Chandler Masonic Lodge donated 5 bicycles and various gift cards to our 4th quarter reading contest.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Three Chandler Police Officers having lunch with studentsVisit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002957Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2015-2016) Three Chandler Police Officers came and had lunch with our students!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Hartford Students Taking Over the School!Visit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002943Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2015-2016) Hartford students took over the school!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny declared May 5, 2016 Heather Anguiano DayVisit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002944Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2015-2016) The City of Chandler and Mayor Jay Tibshraeny declared May 5, 2016 Heather Anguiano Day in appreciation for the principal's commitment to Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary School and the community.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    2016 Chandler Track MeetVisit Hull Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002931Hull Elementary - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Hull Elementary 6th graders who won the following awards at the 2016 Chandler Track Meet: Zach Down - 1st place, 200M; Carter Schmitz - 1st place, Boys Long Jump; Alex DeGrave 1st place, 100M; Jack Starkey - 3rd place, 100M.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Knox Gifted Academy's Battle of the Books TeamVisit Knox Gifted Academy WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002942Knox Gifted Academy - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Knox Gifted Academy's Battle of the Book team! Students Haley Connor, Medeleine Woods and Naomi Clemente-Shrader earned their way through district semi and final battles to represent Chandler Unified School District at the Battle of the Books Regionals on May 4th at Stapley Junior High in Mesa.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Relay for Life of ChandlerVisit Patterson Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002928Patterson Elementary - (2015-2016) Kudos to those from CUSD who attended the recent Relay for Life of Chandler event hosted by Basha High School on April 29. Over 400 staff and students, represented by Basha Elementary, CTA Freedom, Patterson, Riggs, Ryan, Payne, Basha High, Chandler High, Hamilton High and Perry High, attended the 12 hour overnight event where teams committed to have members walk throughout the night. Over $162,000 has been raised by participants with funds supporting cancer research and patients. Relay for Life of Chandler Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Payne Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003011Payne Junior High - (2015-2016) Student comment: "Mrs. Hansen made my least favorite subject into my most favorite subject. Every day, I am excited for fifth period."  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Carsten Harper, Olivia Brown, Jagger Baca and Kaeleigh MedlinVisit Payne Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002967Payne Junior High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Payne Junior High students Carsten Harper, Olivia Brown, Jagger Baca and Kaeleigh Medlin who were awarded for the Year-Long Stock Market game and for the InvestWrite Essay Competition.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Payne Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002933Payne Junior High - (2015-2016) The Chandler Elks Lodge #2429 awarded three students from Payne in this years Division 2 - Essay Contest, "What I Can do to Promote Americanism and Love of Country":1st Place - Hester LeShawn Charles, 2nd Place - Anna Tabot, 3rd Place - Reuben Clark. The judges chose their entries out of 108 essays received from students all over the city.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    All the awards Payne Student Council won at State ConventionVisit Payne Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002934Payne Junior High - (2015-2016) Way to go Payne Junior High Student Council! Here is a picture of all the awards we won tonight at State Convention. We won the Master Council award (a perfect score!), received blue ribbons on our scrapbook and banner, and were awarded a red ribbon for our minute book.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Relay for Life of ChandlerVisit Payne Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002928Payne Junior High - (2015-2016) Kudos to those from CUSD who attended the recent Relay for Life of Chandler event hosted by Basha High School on April 29. Over 400 staff and students, represented by Basha Elementary, CTA Freedom, Patterson, Riggs, Ryan, Payne, Basha High, Chandler High, Hamilton High and Perry High, attended the 12 hour overnight event where teams committed to have members walk throughout the night. Over $162,000 has been raised by participants with funds supporting cancer research and patients. Relay for Life of Chandler Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Relay for Life of ChandlerVisit Perry High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002928Perry High - (2015-2016) Kudos to those from CUSD who attended the recent Relay for Life of Chandler event hosted by Basha High School on April 29. Over 400 staff and students, represented by Basha Elementary, CTA Freedom, Patterson, Riggs, Ryan, Payne, Basha High, Chandler High, Hamilton High and Perry High, attended the 12 hour overnight event where teams committed to have members walk throughout the night. Over $162,000 has been raised by participants with funds supporting cancer research and patients. Relay for Life of Chandler Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003012Riggs Elementary - (2015-2016) Fourth grade Riggs student Terra Skaar won first place in Arizona and a $150 check in the "Letters About Literature" contest, Level 1. Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students, grades 4-12. Tens of thousands of students from across the U.S. enter Letters About Literature each year -- reading a book, poem or speech and writing to the author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. Letters are judged on state and national levels. Letter About Literature Website - Library of Congress Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Riggs Elementary, celebrating being named A+ School of Excellence for 2016 by the Arizona Educational FoundationVisit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003017Riggs Elementary - (2015-2016) The students and staff at Riggs Elementary celebrated being named an A+ School of Excellence for 2016 by the Arizona Educational Foundation.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Relay for Life of ChandlerVisit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002928Riggs Elementary - (2015-2016) Kudos to those from CUSD who attended the recent Relay for Life of Chandler event hosted by Basha High School on April 29. Over 400 staff and students, represented by Basha Elementary, CTA Freedom, Patterson, Riggs, Ryan, Payne, Basha High, Chandler High, Hamilton High and Perry High, attended the 12 hour overnight event where teams committed to have members walk throughout the night. Over $162,000 has been raised by participants with funds supporting cancer research and patients. Relay for Life of Chandler Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Brianna Zamora's "Why I Love AZ" BookmarkVisit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002937Riggs Elementary - (2015-2016) After reviewing over 1,800 bookmark submissions from around the state for the Governor's #WhyILoveAZ Bookmark Design Contest, Governor Doug Ducey selected his Top Ten Favorite Bookmarks... and Riggs' student Brianna Zamora's bookmark landed at #8! Brianna's bookmark is posted on the Governor's social media accounts, and is shown here. (This "Ode to Larry Fitzgerald" is clutch!) Arizona Governor's Office of Education Facebook post Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Riggs Relay for Life TeamVisit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002936Riggs Elementary - (2015-2016) Our grand total for our Relay for Life Donations was $3,324. Our team also reached the BRONZE Level -- which means we raised over $2,500. (This is the highest donation amount we've raised in 4 years!) Thank you again, Riggs students and families, for your support! Relay for Life of Chandler Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Relay for Life of ChandlerVisit Ryan Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002928Ryan Elementary - (2015-2016) Kudos to those from CUSD who attended the recent Relay for Life of Chandler event hosted by Basha High School on April 29. Over 400 staff and students, represented by Basha Elementary, CTA Freedom, Patterson, Riggs, Ryan, Payne, Basha High, Chandler High, Hamilton High and Perry High, attended the 12 hour overnight event where teams committed to have members walk throughout the night. Over $162,000 has been raised by participants with funds supporting cancer research and patients. Relay for Life of Chandler Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Santan Battle of the Books students, Audrey Brabson, Livia Helterbran, and Katie Leija \n (photo courtesy of Chandler Public Library)Visit Santan Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003013Santan Elementary - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Santan Battle of the Books students, Audrey Brabson, Livia Helterbran, and Katie Leija who received 2nd place at the Regional Championship competition for Battle of the Books. Chandler Public Library - Battle of the Books Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Santan Elementary's Battle of the Books TeamVisit Santan Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002938Santan Elementary - (2015-2016) The Battle of the Books Regionals were held at Stapley Junior High in Mesa on May 4th. CUSD sent teams from three schools who earned their way through district semi and final battles. The top three teams from CUSD, Knox, Shumway, and Santan Elementary (1st place in our District), move on to represent CUSD at the final Regional Battle. Santan's Battle of the Book leaders are Mary Cooper and Toni Lucas, and the WINNING students are Katie Leija, Audrey Brabson, Livia Helterbran.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Santan 7th and 8th grade Boys/Girls Track & Field East Valley Conference Boys/Girls ChampionsVisit Santan Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003018Santan Junior High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to the Santan 7th and 8th grade Boys and Girls Track & Field East Valley Conference Boys/Girls Champions! Photo Gallery Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Sarah Winzeler, Academic Excellence Award WinnerVisit Santan Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003015Santan Junior High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Santan Junior High teacher Sarah Winzeler who won the Academic Excellence Award sponsored by KEZ99 and Morrison Homes.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Principal Barbara Kowalinski - Chamber of Commerce, Administrator of the Year 2016Visit Santan Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003014Santan Junior High - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Santan Junior High principal Barbara Kowalinski who was named Chamber of Commerce - Administrator of the Year for 2016!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    SJHS Concert ChoirVisit Santan Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002949Santan Junior High - (2015-2016) The Santan Junior High Concert Choir, directed by Wendy Umbrianna, was awarded a Superior at the AZACDA junior high choral festival!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Santan Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002966Santan Junior High - (2015-2016) Santan Junior High Student Council was awarded Master Council for the 11th year in a row by the Arizona Association of Junior High Student Councils.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Shumway's Battle of the Books TeamVisit Shumway Leadership Academy WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002943Shumway Leadership Academy - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Shumway's Battle of the Books team! Leader Amy Shoot and students Grace Glenn, Katherina Lemos and Azul Araujo-Tanori earned their way through district semi and final battles to represent Chandler Unified School District at the Battle of the Books Regionals on May 4th at Stapley Junior High in Mesa.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Weinberg Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002963Weinberg Elementary - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Caleb Baysinger, Gilbert Town Council Student of the Month.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Weinberg Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003016Weinberg Elementary - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Weinberg Elementary student Denae Chavez, who was named Gilbert Town Council Student of the Month for May 2016.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Weinberg Wranglers at the State Mathleague Competition at TucsonVisit Weinberg Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002951Weinberg Elementary - (2015-2016) Weinberg Wranglers participated in the state Mathleague competition at Tucson and did an exceptional job. Josh Andreasen placed 8th and Connor Leavy placed 3rd in their category. Connor has qualified for the nationals in Houston, Texas. Way to go, Wranglers!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Weinberg Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002939Weinberg Elementary - (2015-2016) Weinberg was selected into Arizona's first STEM Community of Practice, an initiative led by Arizona SciTech, Intel, Arizona Science Center and the Maricopa Education Service Agency that empowers practitioners to learn from each other in a social structure. Weinberg's team includes teachers (Mrs. Hoffmeyer, Mrs. Murphy and Mrs. Lewis), district (Michelle Moran), student (William Curtis), parent (Christine Curtis), community partner (Dr. Veena Mahesh of Intel), and principal (Shirley Mathew). AZ STEM Community of Practice Website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Weinberg Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A002940Weinberg Elementary - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Weinberg teacher Juli Harpole who was awarded a Classroom Connections Learning Grant from Salt River Project of $4,600 for 3rd grade plant science projects.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook

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  • The Chandler Unified School District Governing Board


    Serving on a school district governing board is a rewarding job with enormous responsibility. Governing board members are elected, unpaid volunteers who have a passion for the public education system, are willing to invest enormous time and energy into learning about issues that affect our schools, and are committed to providing the best education for our students.

     

    Successful board members possess a sincere desire to serve the community, communicate and collaborate effectively with others, and demonstrate respect for diverse perspectives. They attend board meetings and engage in related board work, bringing their experience to bear while also striving to become knowledgeable on a multitude of complex matters involving policies, finance and curriculum. Effective school governing boards work hard to cultivate positive relationships among all stakeholders and plan wisely to shape the future.

     

    Meet our Governing Board Members


     

    Annette Auxier About Annette Auxier...


    Annette Auxier, our current board president and longest serving board member, was elected to the Chandler Unified School District Governing Board in 1998 and re-elected in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014. Her term expires in December 2018. Annette’s children attended CUSD schools and graduated from Chandler High. Her grandchildren currently attend CTA Goodman, where Annette is active in the PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) and can often be found either volunteering in classrooms or assisting with the school’s Art Masterpiece program. Annette can be reached by email at auxier.annette@cusd80.com or by phone at 480-786-3544.

     

    Barb Mozdzen About Barb Mozdzen...


    Barb Mozdzen, our current board vice president, was elected to the Governing Board in 2008 and re-elected in 2012. Her term expires December 2016. Barb has served on several non-profits' boards of directors, volunteered for the Chandler Education Foundation, and is a part time legal assistant at a law office. Her children attended Shumway and Sanborn Elementary (where, as a member of the PTO, she tirelessly supported the Art Masterpiece program), Andersen and Willis Junior Highs, and Chandler High School (where she has been an energetic booster of the swim team). She can be reached by email at mozdzen.barb@cusd80.com or by phone at 480-497-5703.

     

    Annette Auxier About David Evans...


    David Evans was elected to the Chandler Unified School District Governing Board in November 2004 and re-elected in 2008 and 2012. His term expires December 2016. David’s investment advisory firm helps non-profits manage Charitable and Planned Giving programs for families who might want to remember a loved one. David’s son attended Tarwater Elementary, Bogle Junior High and Chandler High. He can be reached by email at evans.david@cusd80.com or by phone at 480-269-2688.

     

    Barb Mozdzen About Karen McGee...


    Karen McGee was appointed to the Chandler Unified School District Governing Board on July 26, 2010, elected in November 2010 and re-elected in 2012. She previously served as president in 2015. Her term expires December 2016. Karen is a retired bank vice president whose children attended Santan Junior High, two sons graduated from Hamilton High, and daughter graduated from Perry High. Karen can be reached by email at mcgee.karen@cusd80.com or by phone at 480-812-7600.

     

    Annette Auxier About Bob Rice...


    Bob Rice was elected to the Chandler Unified School District Governing Board in 2002, and re-elected in 2006, 2010 and 2014. He previously served as president in 2005 and 2014. His term runs through December 2018. Bob is a retired Intel manager, an avid photographer and cyclist. His children attended Andersen and Bogle junior highs and graduated from Chandler High. He can be reached by email at rice.robert@cusd80.com or by phone at 480-963-0307.

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    Annual Report Image  

     

    The CUSD administration and Governing Board presented the annual “state of the district” message to community leaders on January 27 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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  • 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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    Thanksgiving Family Assistance Day Highlights

    Thanks to the work of more than 120 volunteers, the Chandler CARE Center provided the makings for a Thanksgiving dinner for nearly 600 families who turned out Saturday morning for Thanksgiving Family Assistance Day. Frozen turkeys, potatoes, stuffing, fruit, vegetables, soup, cereal, and other items donated by our community were provided to Chandler families.

     

    Volunteers ranging from individuals to various CUSD schools and sites assisted CARE Center staff with sorting, bagging, and distributing thousands of donated food items. Financial contributions helped make it possible for the CARE Center to purchase rice, beans, and turkeys to complete the bags for each family. Donations of additional turkeys and hams were also received from Central Kitchen, which stored all the frozen items and helped on Saturday by delivering and distributing to families.

     

    Thank you to the many schools, sites, and clubs from within the district that provided support to the CARE Center. Without that support and assistance, this day would not have been possible! To see photos from the event please visit the website.

     

    Food and hygiene donations continue to be in need as the CARE Center prepares more food bags for families to receive in December. CUSD staff have another chance to help through the CARE Center’s December 18 Family Assistance Day. Focused on providing new, unwrapped gifts to Chandler youth birth through 18, the December event is a collaboration with Chandler Fire Health and Medical Department and the CUSD community. Donations will be accepted at the CARE Center throughout the month of December. Keep an eye out for more information on volunteer needs.  

     

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