Tonight is the CUSD Inaugural Elementary track meet at Chandler High, 350 N. Arizona Ave, at 5:30 p.m.
Boys and girls in grades 5-6 will compete. Spectators are free, and concessions will be available. Come show your support for the CUSD elementary students.
The Chandler Chamber of Commerce at a school-wide assembly on Thursday surprised Roy Mesquita by announcing he is the CUSD Support Staff of the Year. Roy works security at Arizona College Prep Erie, where is he a team player and is always willing to do whatever it takes to help the students and staff. He is a wonderful role model to his peers and the students due to his positive attitude and always giving 100%.
The Governing Board recognized state and national champions at the District Night of Special Recognition at the Chandler Center for the Arts. Santan Junior High’s jazz band provided entertainment and Willis Junior High choral students say the National Anthem.
Basha High School Agriculture teacher Sharon Metzger was recognized at the Association for Career and Technical Education Region 5 conference in South Dakota as ACTE Regional Teacher of the Year. She was previously recognized as the Arizona State CTE Teacher of the Year. She will be in the running for National Teacher of the Year this December in Nashville.
The Basha High music department has been awarded the "Support Music Merit Award" from the National Association for Music Merchant (NAMM) Best Communities for Music Education program. This award distinguishes the Basha High program as being in the top one percent in the nation.
Basha Elementary staff supported the fight against Epilepsy by completing a 5K over break to honor of Michael Bailey, son of teacher Katie Bailey. Staff reaised nearly $3,000.
On Wednesday, the Governing Board voted to name the Career and Technical Education lecture hall in honor of former Chandler High principal Terry Williams.
Staff at Andersen Elementary, Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary (pictured on the cover), Santan Elementary, Payne Junior High, Santan Junior High and Perry High learned they were named A+ Schools of Excellence for 2017 by the Arizona Educational Foundation. They will have ceremonies later this quarter.
Basha High’s National Honor Society hosted the third blood drive of the year before break. So far, the drives have garnered enough blood to save up to 924 lives.
William Plitz, fifth grade teacher at Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary, was honored as the Sun Lakes Rotary Club “Teacher of the Month” for March.