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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
Chandler Unified - The Premier District of Choice
Chandler Unified - The Premier District of Choice
CUSD Choices
CUSD Choices
CUSD Preschool Choices
CUSD Preschool Choices
CUSD Kindergarten Choices
CUSD Kindergarten Choices
The History of Chandler Schools Part 1: The First Bell Rings
The History of Chandler Schools Part 1: The First Bell Rings
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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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  • JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST BRAGS IN CUSD


    Recent Honors, Awards and Special Recognitions:
     
     

    Malaq Ali, First Place winner in Basic Freeskate Level 4 at the annual Arizona Ice Classic CompetitionVisit Carlson Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003023Carlson Elementary - (2016-2017) 6th Grade Carlson student Malaq Ali won First Place in Basic Freeskate Level 4 at the annual Arizona Ice Classic Competition on August 6th, 2016.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003046Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus - (2016-2017) CTA Liberty was nominated for the East Valley Tribune's, Best of Chandler 2016 - Best Elementary School.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Conley Glow RunVisit Conley Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003093Conley Elementary - (2016-2017) Conley Elementary students participate in a Glow Run sponsored by Boosterthon. The funds raised will be used to help support the new STEM lab.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Elite Performance Academy WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003047Elite Performance Academy - (2016-2017) Megan Lewis won 2nd Place at the Arizona Ice Classic in Freestyle Ice Skate 6.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Haley Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003049Haley Elementary - (2016-2017) Amy Miller received the 2016 Outstanding Special Education Teacher Award from the National Association of Special Education Teachers.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Hamilton High's Chinese Mandarin instructor, Hsiu-Lien Lu KuoVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003060Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Hamilton High's Chinese Mandarin instructor, Hsiu-Lien Lu Kuo, received her certificate for being the Confucius Classroom Instructor at Hamilton. Hamilton is a partner and collaborates with Arizona State University in promoting the study of Chinese language and culture.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Mason AndersenVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003059Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Hamilton Senior Mason Andersen is competing in the 116th U.S. Amateur Golf Championship at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Mason is a highly-ranked junior golfer and the 2016 AZ Stroke Play Champion. He has verbally committed to play golf at Arizona State University next year. 116th U.S. Amateur Golf Championship website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003055Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Student comment: "Hamilton staff is such a great part of what Hamilton represents. Staff always tries hard with every student."  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Jacobson Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003068Jacobson Elementary - (2016-2017) Our special, hands-on kindergarten team creates a 1/2 day "Welcome To School" practice day as their "meet the teacher" event! New parents and little ones practice a morning routine that includes eating in the cafe and a real-life parent pick up! It's a wonderful way to practice and put student and parents minds at ease before the hectic first day.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Deepa IyerVisit Knox Gifted Academy WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003067Knox Gifted Academy - (2016-2017) Congratulations to Deepa Iyer who was selected as State Finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Ryan Student Council Supply DriveVisit Ryan Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003077Ryan Elementary - (2016-2017) Ryan Elementary Student Council hosted a school supply drive, and all supplies were donated to Shumway Leadership Academy.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Seth Mortensen, Eagle Scout, with Buddy BenchVisit Ryan Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003076Ryan Elementary - (2016-2017) Seth Mortenson, a former Ryan Royal now at Casteel High, raised the funds, created the plan and made a "Buddy Bench" for our playground to complete his Eagle Scout project. Seth coordinated his project with 6th grade teacher Tracy Thunem. (Thank you, Ms. Thunem.)  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003035Chandler High - (2015-2016) CHS has once again been selected as an Arizona Civic Engagement School of Merit for 2015-16. This signifies that CHS is a leader in high quality civic learning practices and that our students graduate with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to participate in, preserve, and strengthen our schools, communities and system of government.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Isaac Dowdle portraying Prince Topher in CinderellaVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003032Chandler High - (2015-2016) Isaac Dowdle won a National Youth Arts Lead Actor in a Musical Award for his portrayal of Prince Topher in Cinderella.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Terin Perla	portraying Raja in I Never Saw Another ButterflyVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003033Chandler High - (2015-2016) Terin Perla won a National Youth Arts Lead Actress in a Play Award for her portrayal of Raja in I Never Saw Another Butterfly.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003034Chandler High - (2015-2016) Tiffany Noelle Ivy won a National Youth Arts Supporting Actress Award for her portrayal of Irena Synkova in I Never Saw Another Butterfly.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    CHS Boys Volleyball TeamVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003031Chandler High - (2015-2016) CHS Boys Volleyball Team was awarded the 2015-2016 AVCA Team Academic Award for maintaining at least a 3.30 GPA on a 4.0 scale. The team was one of 23 high school boys teams across the nation to win the award.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003058Hamilton High - (2015-2016) Hamilton High School has been recognized as a School of Excellence! We are an Arizona Civic Engagement School for 2015-2016. We are proud Huskies!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Diamondbacks Most Valuable Teacher AwardVisit Riggs Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003075Riggs Elementary - (2015-2016) Mark Anderson, Riggs third grade teacher, was one of 40 teachers selected as a Diamondbacks Most Valuable Teacher. Most Valuable Teacher - Arizona Diamondbacks website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook

    Recent Honors, Awards and Special Recognitions:
     
     

    Hamilton senior Megan Mollet - Yearbook Contest at Jostens University in San DiegoVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003053Hamilton High - (2016-2017) Hamilton senior Megan Mollet was part of the Yearbook contest at Jostens University in San Diego. There were 300 students representing schools from all over the west coast. Out of five awards possible, Megan Mollet won 1st place overall for Best Individual/Editor and 1st place for Best Staff. Megan is the Editor in Chief of the Hamilton Yearbook this year, and we know she will make us proud!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Santan Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003082Santan Junior High - (2016-2017) The Arizona Council on Economic Education is pleased to announce that Rhea Styer, Santan CATS ELA teacher, has been selected as the 2016 Economic Education Teacher of the Year! She was selected because of her ongoing commitment to economic and financial education through her own professional development, demonstration of her students' accomplishments at Arizona Council on Economic Education (ACEE) hosted competitions, and sharing best practices with peers. Winners and Award Event - Arizona Council on Economic Education website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003028Chandler High - (2015-2016) 120 CHS Advanced Placement Students earned Scholar distinction and averaged 3.57 on AP Exams taken in May 2016.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    CHS SpiritlineVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003029Chandler High - (2015-2016) CHS Spiritline, made up of both Pom and Cheer, brought home seven trophies and all blue ribbon awards from summer camp.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    CHS Senior Jason HolmesVisit Chandler High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003030Chandler High - (2015-2016) Jason Holmes, CHS Senior, won the Freestyle Wrestling National Tournament and took 3rd in Greco-Roman Nationals in July in Fargo, ND.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Scarlet SummersVisit Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003044Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence Campus - (2015-2016) Scarlet Summers was the Arizona winner of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a nationwide recipe challenge for kids that promotes cooking and healthy eating as part of the First Lady's initiative. Her prize winning dish was Scarlet's Southwest Barack-a-Bowl. She will travel to Washington D.C. in July to attend a kids' "state dinner" at the White House, hosted by Michelle Obama. Healthy Lunchtime Challenge - Kids State Dinner - pbs.org Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Nick BrueserVisit Hamilton High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003054Hamilton High - (2015-2016) Senior Hamilton Husky Nick Brueser, part of our Varsity Baseball team was one of just 3 juniors to earn MaxPreps All-American First Team honors. He is the choice for the honor of Junior Player of the Year. Nick also earned State Player of the Year in Arizona by the Arizona Republic after leading the Hamilton team to Division 1 State Championship. Nick has won the High school Home Run Derby with the final round at the MLB All-Star HR Derby in San Diego, taking place between the 1st and 2nd round.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Payne Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003073Payne Junior High - (2015-2016) Student comment: "Mr. Eyanson has been an outstanding teacher!"  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook

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    Visit Andersen Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003091Andersen Elementary - (2016-2017) Andersen Elementary is proud to announce a new program being implemented during the 2016-17 school year called The Leader in Me, based on Stephen Covey's book, the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. The Leader in Me is a leadership operating system that is developed over time in a school setting to create a culture that embodies the 7 Habits. Every student is a leader in some way, and it is our responsibility to find the potential in all of our students. The Leader in Me website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Andersen Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003092Andersen Elementary - (2016-2017) We have partnered with Intel to bring Project Lead the Way (PLTW), the nation's leading provider of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math,) to our students and staff, K-5. PLTW taps into your student's exploratory nature, engages them in learning that feels like play, and encourages lifelong discovery by using hands-on challenges, such as: designing a robot that delivers supplies at a hospital; constructing a rescue method for a trapped zoo animal; developing a tablet game; and more! Project Lead the Way website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Clean School Award Recipients - Custodians Eddie Soto Jr., Eloise Navarrette, and Eddie NavarroVisit Basha Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003019Basha Elementary - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Basha custodians Eddie Soto Jr., Eloise Navarrette, and Eddie Navarro, recipients of the 2015-2016 Clean School Award. Our custodians have received this award for more than 10 years! We are so proud of the work and pride they take in caring for Basha Elementary, our students and staff.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Basha Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003020Basha Elementary - (2015-2016) Thank you to Mrs. Northrop, Mrs. Sheffield, Mr. Noder and the Basha Student Council for their help in setting up this fundraiser, and the entire Basha community for supporting this cause. Basha Elementary knocked it out of the ball park with generous contributions that will allow Heaven Cent to update tools (including a new drill press) and purchase work tables, materials and postage, as well as continue to provide Heaven Cents free of charge to those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Heaven Cent Facebook Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Chief Hill Academy WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003036Chief Hill Academy - (2015-2016) This school year, Hill Learning Academy helped 92 students earn their high school diplomas. When compared to the past 5 years where the school had an average of 32 graduates per year, this was a great accomplishment by our students. My hat is off to the staff who helped make their dreams come true.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Brandin Navarroa and Eagle Scout Project at ConleyVisit Conley Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003037Conley Elementary - (2015-2016) Brandin Navarro completed his Eagle Scout project at Conley creating a garden for special needs children at Conley to take care of.  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003062Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary - (2015-2016) Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary received a grant to implement The Leader in Me Program. The grant will enable our school to implement The Leader in Me, FranklinCovey's whole-school transformation process for teaching 21st century leadership principles and skills to our students. The Leader in Me website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Hull Elementary WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003066Hull Elementary - (2015-2016) Congratulations to Hull Elementary Custodians Martha Perez, Maria Torres, Isabel Aispuro and Ahmed Wise. Thanks to our Custodial team's hard work we have earned the Clean School Award for the 2015-2016 school year. Thank you Martha, Maria, Isabel and Ahmed for all of your dedication and hard work!  Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook
    Visit Knox Gifted Academy WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A003071Knox Gifted Academy - (2015-2016) 2nd Grader Ethan Butters placed 2nd in the European Golf Championship for ages 7 and under. Tournaments - U.S. Kids Golf website Open just this item Email this item to a friend Share on Facebook

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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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    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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