January 5 – 18, 2013
Broadway Boot Camp teaches theatre arts Aspiring stage stars ages 7 to 13 can participate in an eightweek performing arts workshop beginning this month at Chandler Center for the Arts (CCA), 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler. The “Broadway Boot Camp,” part of a new workshop series offered by CCA, runs from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Mondays beginning Jan. 28. Students learn audition techniques, improvisation, storytelling and more. The cost is $224 per student, and space is limited. An additional spring break camp focused on dancing and singing takes place March 18 through 22. Cost is $165 per camper. For more information or to register, call 480-782-2689 or visit ChandlerCenter.org.
Hone SAT test skills A free SAT Diagnostic Practice Test Day for high school juniors and seniors is offered at 11 a.m. Sat., Jan. 5 at Sylvan Learning Center, 4121 E. Valley Auto Dr., Suite 106, Mesa. Students must bring a graphing calculator to the practice test, which follows exact SAT testing rules. The session helps students understand what to expect on the day of the test and allows parents to gauge their students’ readiness for the exam. Students and parents receive a complete scoring analysis within a week of completion. Space is limited. For more information or to sign up, call Sylvan at 480-361-3500.
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Library logo contest open to youths Creative Chandler tweens and teens ages 12 to 18 are invited to design a logo for the Third Annual LibCon 2013, Chandler Public Library’s mini-convention for fans of comic books, Japanese manga and anime, role-playing games and other fantasy and science fiction entertainment. Deadline for submission is Mon., Jan. 28. The winner receives a $50 gift card and his or her logo will appear on all LibCon promotional materials.
Logos and applications may be submitted to any of the four Chandler Public Library branches. Digital forms and submissions can also be emailed to email@example.com. For more information, including complete contest rules and an application, visit chandlerlibrary.org or any of the four Chandler Public Library branches. Additional LibCon 2013 details will be available soon at facebook.com/ ChandlerPublicLibrary.
Tale of El Tunnél, Part II The second of a two-part story on soccer team Bafana Bafana making its playoff run in the Arizona Sports League men’s tournament at Snedigar Sports Complex in Chandler is in the Neighbors Section on Page 52. Part I was published in the Dec. 15, 2012 issue of the SanTan Sun News. To read it, visit SanTanSun.com and click on Youth.
Registration for a youth ball program for boys and girls offered by the Gilbert Parks and Recreation Department begins Mon., Jan. 7. Cost for T-Ball, for boys and girls ages 4 to 6, is $56. Cost for all other divisions is $64, including Girls’ Coach Pitch Softball for ages 7 to 9; Girls Slow Pitch Softball for ages 10 to 12; Boys’ Coach Pitch Baseball for ages 7 to 9; and Boys Baseball for ages 10 to 12. Cost includes a T-shirt, hat and pin. Online registration is accepted Jan. 7 through 27; mail-in registration is taken Jan. 7 through 26. For more information, call 480-503-6200 or visit gilbertaz.gov/youthsports.
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Football Foundation honors high school champs Two Chandler high school students will be recognized at the 20th annual Arizona High School Champions Luncheon hosted by the Valley of the Sun Chapter of the National Football Foundation on Fri., Jan. 11 at the HiltonScottsdale Resort, 6333 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale. A social hour begins at noon, followed by player and coach introductions at 1 p.m. The luncheon and program concludes at 2:30 p.m. The 20th annual event honors each of the divisionwinning head coaches from the AIA state championships. Four special Arizona high school football awards will also be presented at the luncheon including the Frank Kush Award for the state’s top interior offensive lineman to Patrick Joseph of Hamilton High School in Chandler, and the Danny White Award for best senior quarterback to Darell Garretson of Chandler High School. Individual tickets are $40 and tables of $10 are $400. For information and reservations, visit aznff.com or call Joann DeMassa at 602-739-3380, Tom Taradash at 602-300-1219 or Jennifer Pope at 602-430-7531.
Seton hosts free scholarship seminar SanTan Sun area parents interested in enrolling their students in private / preparatory school are invited to attend “How to Apply for Arizona Tuition Tax Credit Scholarships” at 9 a.m. Sat., Jan. 12 in Seton Catholic Preparatory High School’s Fine and Performing Arts Building, 1150 N. Dobson Rd., Chandler. The free public seminar provides an overview of state tuition tax credit scholarships and types of school tuition organizations. Parents learn how to navigate the maze of options and qualify for tuition tax credit assistance and other scholarship programs.
A question and answer session follows the presentation. Student ambassadors are available at the event to provide campus tours for interested parents and students. Families are encouraged to arrive at 8:15 a.m. for a parent reception in the foyer of the Fine Arts Building. A high school placement test for prospective students begins at 8:30 a.m. Seton Catholic Prep is a coeducational college preparatory school open to students of all faiths. For more information, visit setoncatholic.org or call 480-963-1900, ext. 2355.
CUSD helps college bound tap into financing CUSD Financial Aid Night – Financing Your College Education is open to Chandler Unified School District high school seniors and their parents from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wed., Jan. 16 at Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler. Doors open at 6 p.m. Attendees learn about various types of financial aid, from grants and loans to work-study; how to apply for aid; common myths; and the FAFSA, the completion that is the first step in applying for college financial aid. For more information, visit cusd80.com/page/15291.
January 5 – 18, 2013
Drivers ed taught at Hamilton Students who attend high school in Chandler Unified School District are eligible to attend a 30hour drivers education class, sponsored by Tempe Community Education Program in collaboration with Club CUSD, beginning in January. Classes are held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Jan. 22 through Feb. 21 in Room 100 of Hamilton High School, 3700 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler. The cost is $279.80. Class content focuses on the essential skills and knowledge a prospective driver needs to secure an Arizona Driver’s Permit,
CHS hosts Casino Night fundraiser Take a gamble on Chandler High School Football Booster Club’s 5th Annual Casino Night Fundraiser from 7 p.m. to midnight Sat., Jan. 19 at Chandler Airpark at the southwest corner of Cooper and Germann roads in Chandler. The event features an evening of casino action including blackjack, craps and roulette, as well as live music, raffles, a silent auction, giveaways, prizes, food, drinks and fun. Guests receive $500 in play money. Tickets are $40 in advance or $45 at the door. Proceeds from the event benefits Chandler High’s football organization. Visit chandlerwolvesfootball.com.
as well as the mechanics of operating a car safely and responsibly. Coursework includes textbook reading, workbook assignments, group discussion, problem-solving scenarios and three hours of practice on a simulator. No actual driving experience is offered as part of the class. The course is approved by Arizona Department of Transportation / Motor Vehicle Division and Arizona Department of Education. A Certificate of Completion is granted upon successful completion of class requirements, which can be taken to MVD to be considered for a Learner’s Permit. For more information, visit cusd80.com/domain/64.
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CHS hosts Hamilton advances in competition program info night SanTan Sun area students and parents can learn about Chandler High School’s nationally ranked, award-winning International Baccalaureate program and Advanced Placement curriculum at an informational meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thu., Jan. 24 at Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler. Chandler High’s 2012 graduating seniors were offered more than $28,000,000 in scholarships and grants, according to the school. Chandler High is at 350 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler. For more information, call 480-812-7700.
K.O. SanTan Sun kids have talent! In the first issue of every month, the SanTan Sun News prints the best entries from kids in grades kindergarten through 12th grade in a variety of categories. Congratulations to this month’s winners! Note: If a great entry doesn’t make it into this issue because of space considerations, we will hold it over to run in a future issue. Submissions are minimally edited to preserve the writer’s voice. If your submission appears in this section, compare it to your original to help improve your writing skills.
Fundraiser fun at Chandler school A “Day of Play” fundraiser event is set for Sat., Feb. 2 at Bright Beginnings School, 400 N. Andersen Rd., Chandler. The event benefits two school families with terminally ill family members. Students are also at work making snowflakes for a winter wonderland project at Sandy Hook Elementary School. A backpack and school supply drive and Phoenix Children’s Hospital drive were also recently completed. For more information, visit bbschl.com or call John Mahnke at 480-560-5674.
Hey Kids! Hamilton High School’s Air Force JROTC team is one of the top-scoring teams advancing to the semifinal round in the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot – The National High School Defense Competition. CyberPatriot is a unique cyber defense competition that aims to help prepare college- and career-ready students with technical skills as well as experience
in teamwork, leadership and critical thinking. CyberPatriot V brought in more than 1,200 team registrations from all 50 states and all over the world. After the semifinal round, the top 26 qualifying teams receive all-expensespaid trips to the CyberPatriot National Championship Competition held in March in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit uscyberpatriot.org.
Remember that the Kids Opportunity section will eventually print all good entries. That means that if your entry didn’t make it into this issue, it may be slated for a future one. Keep checking back, as we sometimes experience a backlog of submissions.
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Win $15 gift card from Changing Hands Bookstore
Students who either live in Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek or surrounding areas or who attend area schools can win $15 gift cards from Changing Hands Bookstore, thanks to a partnership between the bookseller and the SanTan Sun News. This ongoing, monthly promotion awards a $15 Changing Hands gift card to every youth whose article, story, poem, essay, editorial, book review, photo or illustration is chosen to be printed in the SanTan Sun Kids Opportunity section, while supplies last. The Kids Opportunity section is printed in the Youth Section of the first paper of the month, each month. The best news is that even though only one to three submissions are printed per month, all good submissions are
held in a file to be printed in future issues. So if an entry doesn’t win this month, it could win next month -- or even the month after that. To enter, visit www.SanTanSun.com, click on Youth and then on Student Writer Permission Slip to download a submission-permission slip. Complete the form and have a parent sign it so the paper has permission to print the entry and the author or artist’s byline. Then, email the submission-permission slip and writing or artwork to Lynda@ SanTanSun.com as a Word file, if writing, or JPEG, if art, or pasted into the email. Those who don’t have access to email, or prefer to send submissions on disk, may send a hard copy of the form with the entry in a Word file or JPEG on a CD via postal mail to Lynda Exley, Kids Op Page, SanTan Sun News, P.O. Box 23, Chandler, AZ 85244-0023. For more information on the Kids Op page, or to have SanTan Sun News Editor Lynda Exley speak at your school to rev students up about writing and publishing, email Lynda@SanTanSun.com. see Kids Op page 30
PRETTY PICTURE: Kiara Reed, a second-grader at Montessori Education Centre in Gilbert created this art piece called “Flower Pot.” Submitted art
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Once a Princess, Always a Princess
by Erin J. Swain of Gilbert Homeschooled, Grade 8
As I danced in the womb of my mother, even before birth, my reputation unfolded as a fun and outgoing person. My bubbly personality lead me, one day, as a little girl, to spontaneously dance for people in the local Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles. My love and appreciation for dance was exceptionally increased by the influence of local community theatre and Disney princesses dancing with their prince at a ball or in a dream. Around the time my mother was eight months pregnant, she and my dad went to the doctor for a monthly check-up. During the exam, the doctor did a sonogram and took a picture of me. I just happened to be in a perfect Merengue dance position. My legs were crossed and my arms had formed the perfect “L” figure. Ever since then, it has been a joke in my family that I danced the Merengue during the doctor’s appointment. They continuously remind me of it when I join in some sort of Zumba or Mexican dance. It has also been said that this was the start of what they call my “freestyle” dancing that continued through my childhood. As a little girl, I was automatically hooked on song and dance, watching the beautiful flowing dresses during the graceful leaps and turns in the movie “Anastasia.” I fell in love with the upbeat rhythms from the Broadway hits like “Annie” or “The King and I.” I used to watch the Disney princess movies as much as possible. As any little girl would, I found the songs to be the best part. Children’s plays on the other hand, began my inspiration with theatre. Just the thought of entertaining people with my voice and making people smile by simply being myself and having a good time put a spark in my heart. Early on, I wanted to live like a princess, who in the dullest of times would break out in song and dance.
So one time, when my parents took my brother, sister and I to the Department of Motor Vehicles to renew a driver’s license, the building was full of people. It was exceptionally boring and quiet for adults, but especially for a child like myself. While adults saw the place as a dreary waiting space, I saw it as a “perfect stage.” How could a 4-year-old girl resist such a perfect moment to entertain everyone in the Department of Motor Vehicles with a little dance? I could not, and that is exactly what I did. From my young, innocent perspective, I had everyone quite entertained with my princess-like dances. It has become a family story that we tell people we meet from time to time – like the “Merengue” in the doctor’s office – I am constantly reminded of this event. From Spanish dancing in the womb, to being Princess of the DMV, I still have a bit of that girl inside of me. I believe everyone carries a piece of their own fresh and creative childhood with them throughout his or her life. This is something that I think everyone should know: No matter how fast you try to grow up, you will always be a child deep inside. As the author John Connolly once said in “The Book of Lost Things,” “For in every adult there dwells the child that was, and in every child there lies the adult that will be.”* But for me it is “For in every adult there dwells the princess that was, and in every little princess there lies the adult that will be.” *Bibliography: goodreads.com/quotes/tag/ adulthood
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Fun run – Students participate in the all-school Boosterthon fundraiser, the largest of the year, beginning Wed., Jan. 9 and culminating in a fun run Fri., Jan. 18 to support new printers and technology for the school. Students are encouraged to gather pledges now. Spring Carnival – Those interested in sharing ideas and resources for the silent auction at Carlson’s first Spring Carnival are invited to a planning meeting at 1:30 p.m. Mon., Jan. 14 in Room 35. Help needed – Cash or check donations are accepted through Fri., Jan. 18 for the Sandy Hook Elementary School Support Fund. Checks should be made payable to “San Tan Booster Club” and turned in to Carlson’s front office in an envelope labeled “Sandy Hook School Support Fund.” Carlson’s deepest and most sincere condolences go out to the families, victims and community of Newtown, CT. Champion cheers – Several special contributors to the school were honored at the District Awards night at Chandler Center for the Arts. Carlson honorees include front office worker Sue Hubbell, Outstanding Staff Member; parent and PTO secretary Deb
Georgvich, Outstanding Volunteer; and sixth-grader Karlee Peterson, Carlson’s Student Citizenship winner. Peace Poster – Sixth-grader Elizabeth Lieber’s “Peace Poster” entry was chosen by Chandler Unified School District and Sun Lakes Red Lions Club to represent Carlson and advance to the next stage of the contest. Fundraising fun – Carlson families and friends can support the school by purchasing a “Buy One, Get One Free” card for $10 each for Jamba Juice locations throughout the Valley, turning in Fresh & Easy receipts, linking Fry’s frequent-shopper cards to the special barcode provided by the school and registering Target Red cards to the school. Calendar Jan. 9: Boosterthon Fun Run kicks off Jan. 16: General PTO meeting, 6:30 p.m., Library Jan. 18: Jamba Juice Fun Friday, 1:30 p.m., smoothies $3 —Lora Robinson
Calendar Jan. 17: Science Fair Night; PTO Star Gazing, 7-9 p.m. —Anne Keefer
School Cents – School Cents offers double points in January. Holiday receipts can be kept until then and logged at Guest Services at Chandler Fashion Center or turned into the
school and logged by the PTO and returned. Salvation Army angels and Santa photos are worth 1,000 points. Snow days – Second-grade students’ study of matter culminated in a celebration of snow with a “Snow Day,” where they built snow forts and enjoyed outdoor snow-related games and warm cups of cocoa. Fourth-graders used glyphs to create festive snowmen and enjoyed winter fun making gingerbread houses, decorating cookies and exchanging gifts. Very poetic – Fifth-graders rotated among the five fifth-grade classrooms to learn about different types of poems. Each student wrote a haiku, a cinquain, a limerick, a free verse poem and a form poem called “The Best Part of Me.” Students put them together in a poetry booklet and presented two of their favorite poems at their classroom “Poetry Cocoa Shack.” Parents received the poetry booklets as a holiday gift. Class notes – Sixth-graders have been busy working on their Science Fair projects in class, coming up with ideas, creating hypotheses and testing their experiments, all of which will be shared in their lab write-ups when they return from winter break. Jingle Jog – Tarwater’s 15th Annual Jingle Jog found students and teachers decked out in holiday colors with Santa hats, reindeer antlers and jingle bells on shoes or necklaces. Students spent two weeks preparing for the fun run by practicing their jogging skills during PE class. —Robyn Kelly
January 5 – 18, 2013
Bogle Junior High Bulldogs
Knowledge masters – A team from Bogle placed first in the state in the Knowledge Master Open academic competition. More than 2,000 middle school, junior high and high school teams from all over the country and the world answered 200 questions during the event, earning points for the speed and accuracy of their answers. The 20 students on the Bogle team scored 1,414 of 2,000 possible points. Team members, led by captains Rahul Rahesh and Zhengdong Wang, include Xander Huang, Matt Cronin, Sean Kigin, Zane Ghali, Dhruv Madhav, Brandon Bell, Ryan Larson, Momen A., Rajat Arora, Kevin Wang, Leslie Jull, Andrew Alfes, Isaac Dowdle, Andres Gonzalez, Adam Chismar, Terry Kang, Zach Koczara and Diego Lipchak. —Susie Avey, Terry Locke
Help wanted – Help is needed to plan the Science and Engineering Night on Feb. 20. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved. Fundraising fun – Fresh & Easy receipts dated on or before Dec. 31, 2012 can still be sent to the classroom. Old clothing, Box Tops, juice pouches and Labels for Education are also still being collected. Kudos – Congrats to sixth-grader Caroline P. for outspelling the competition in this year’s spelling bee. Caroline advances to represent Knox at see SCHOOL NEWS page 32
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SCHOOL NEWS from page 31
the District Bee. Chair art – Knox was given three wooden chairs to decorate and participate in the “Chairitable” art auction presented by the City of Chandler’s Arts Commission. Congrats to the 12 winners chosen by a panel of judges from more than 80 entries. —Ximena Rodriguez
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Acts of kindness – Valley Christian High students spent the last few months collecting items to give back to their communities. Students, faculty and staff donated 464 pairs of shoes directly to homeless Phoenix youth in a partnership with Tumbleweed Center for Youth. The NHS students also sponsored an Operation Christmas Child drive in conjunction with Samaritan’s Purse International. A total of 103 shoeboxes were filled with school supplies, toys, hygiene items and personal notes to be sent around the world for Christmas. Students and staff donated dozens of toys to give to the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Drive. The toys were distributed as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community. —Bryan Winfrey
TOP TEEN: Highland High School student Oskar Valasquez is congratulated on his Grand Prize win by Maricopa County attorney Bill Montgomery, left, and Kimber Lambeth, a representative for Cox Communications. Oskar is the top winner of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office Fall 2012 My Message PSA Contest and recipient of a new Apple MacBook Pro provided by prize sponsor Cox Communications. In addition, his anti-drug video will be broadcast on Cox Cable through the month of January. To view Oskar’s winning video, visit safeteensaz.org, click on “My Message Fall 2012” and then “Winning Entries.” Submitted photo
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Caren Coe of Chandler is on the Fall 2012 Dean’s List at Missouri Valley College in Marshall, MO. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must maintain a 3.3 or higher grade point average with at least 12 graded hours for the semester. Jaymus Lee of Chandler is a magna cum laude graduate of Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO, with a Bachelor of Science and major in Biology – Cellular and Molecular Biology Option. Christine Moss of Chandler is listed in the 2013 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” Christine is a senior at Fort Hays University in Hays, KS. Payne Junior High in Queen Creek is one of the top fundraising schools in Arizona for Pasta for Pennies, a spare change drive benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, collecting a total of $10,909.57. More than 174 elementary, middle and high schools and 123,000 students in Arizona participated in the fundraiser. Z-Ultimate Martial Arts Studios in Chandler entered several students in the Southwest Regional Martial Arts Tournament held recently in Scottsdale. The students had the opportunity to compete in age- and rank-appropriate divisions in sparring, kata and weapon forms, and won several awards. Info: email@example.com.
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2950 E. Germann Rd., Chandler 480-802-5770 epchandler.com Here’s the deal: Wednesday kids 12 and younger eat free with paid adult.
4850 S. Gilbert Rd., Chandler 480-883-1356 fatwillysaz.com/Chandler Here’s the deal: From 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, dine in and get a free kids meal with every adult entrée purchased. Little Leaguers menu only, 12 and younger.
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3481 W. Frye Rd., Chandler 480-398-3008 chompies.com Here’s the deal: All day Tuesday, children 10 and younger receive one free item from the Kids Meal menu with adult meal purchase of $8 or more. Dine in only.
2895 S. Alma School Rd., Suite 5, Chandler 480-722-0644 dillysdeli.com Here’s the deal: On weekends, get one free kids meal for each adult meal purchased for $4.79 or more.
4991 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler 480-609-0007 Here’s the deal: Every day, kids wearing a sports or scouts uniform receive 50% off frozen yogurt and 50 cent all beef hot dogs.
1509 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler 480-857-2860 pittsburghwillys.com Here’s the deal: Every day except Sunday breakfast, kids younger than 10 eat free with each paying adult. Additional kids eat for 50% off; Wee Willy menu only.
1920 W. Germann Rd., Chandler 480-245-6503 planetsub.com Here’s the deal: Monday kids eat free with paid adult.
2980 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler 480-792-6965 SidelinesAZ.com Here’s the deal: Kids eat free from kids menu after 4 p.m. Thursdays with adult entree. Dine-in only. Cannot be combined with any other offers or specials.
The Cove Grill
5070 S. Gilbert Rd., Suite 400, Chandler 480-802-9070 thecovegrill.com Here’s the deal: Tuesday kids younger than 12 receive one free meal per adult entrée purchased.
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Where kids eat free The SanTan Sun News now has a regular “Where kids eat free” section. Restaurant owners, please email us details such as days of the week kids can eat free at your establishment, and what conditions apply, such as purchase of an adult meal, certain hours, etc., Include your restaurant name, address, phone and website and a contact name for verification. Readers, if you know of a location that has a kids-eat-free program, email us with the restaurant name, a phone and / or email for confirmation and details. Email information to KidsEatFree@santansun.com.
2475 W. Queen Creek Rd., Chandler 480-821-9000 sushiroomaz.com Here’s the deal: Sunday Funday means kids 12 and younger eat free, two kids per paying adult.
Uncle Bear’s Grill & Bar
1980 W. Germann Rd., Chandler 480-722-1555 unclebearsgrillandbar.com Here’s the deal: Wednesday kids eat free with each full price entrée purchased.
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