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Youth CHANDLER UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Nov. 11: Veterans Day holiday; no school Nov. 27-28: Thanksgiving holiday; no school

Carlson Champions Boo Bash: Carlson’s second annual Boo Bash will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, on the school’s south fields. Students and parents are encouraged to dress up in Halloween costumes and partake in trunk-or-treat, games and crafts, among other “spooktacular� activities. A special thanks to Home Depot for donating its time and supplies for the art table, as well as Francisco’s Brick Pizza and Pitas for supplying food for the festivities. Check-a-Thon success: Thanks to the generous support of all families at Carlson, the PTO surpassed its goal and raised more than $28,000 in its second Check-a-Thon fundraiser. Proceeds will pay for another playground shade structure and classroom resources. Ms. Ellsworth’s second graders raised the most money among the primary grades, while Ms. Yockey’s third graders won for intermediate grades. Both classes will earn a pizza party. Principal Schlueter and select teachers

were also dumped with ice to celebrate reaching the school’s goal. —Lora Robinson

Hancock Heat Running Club: Running Club begins Thursday, Nov. 3. It will be held before school this year, from 7:40 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays through February. Parent volunteers are needed for the success of Running Club; email Coach Gee at gee.ashley@cusd80. com if able to help. —Andrea Dickson

Jacobson Jets Welcome back: Welcome back from fall break, Jacobson Jets. Great job to the Jets for completing the first academic quarter of the 2014-15 school year. The Donuts for Dads event earlier this fall was awesome; it was great to see all the dads, grandpas, uncles and special men in Jacobson students’ lives. Save the date: Jacobson will host its annual Lunch on the Lawn and Book Fair at the end of October. Fundraiser fun: Jacobson’s second annual Read-a-Thon fundraiser just completed Phase 2. Phase 1 was a huge success and showed that Jacobson students earned


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even more donations than last year. All donations go right back to the school, with 10 percent going to each classroom. Since Sept. 19, students have been tracking their reading on a starchart reading tracker; there are great incentives for students including bracelets, medals and shirts for every minute they read. Thanks to everyone who helped make all the incentives and special treats possible. A special mention goes to the top five classes that earned the most during the first phase: 5. Mrs. DeFrancesco, 4. Ms. Stine, 3. Mrs. Murrieta, 2. Mrs. Larchick, and 1. Mrs. Butler. Look it up: Don’t forget to check out the newly designed CUSD website at, and “like� Jacobson’s Facebook page to get all real-time news events at —Michele Vandenbergh

Tarwater Toros Calendar Oct. 21-24: Book Fair Oct. 24: Fall Festival, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. —JoAnne Cawley

YOUTH CHRONICLES Jonathan Heckart of Chandler recently earned a white coat at the White Coat Ceremony at Lincoln Memorial University—DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee. The White Coat Ceremony is a special ceremony designed to mark a student’s entrance into medical school. Jonathan is a ďŹ rst-year osteopathic medical student at LMU-DCOM; before enrolling at LMU-DCOM, Jonathan attended Carson-Newman University. Rajhan Meriwether of Chandler was recently welcomed to the class of 2018 at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. Rajhan is a graduate of Basha High School. Kyle Niemtschk of Chandler is a resident assistant at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, for the 2014-15 academic year. Kyle is majoring in business administration-ďŹ nance. Navy Seaman Recruit Brian P. Thompson, son of Matthew W. Thompson of Chandler and Gale M. Ross of Ruidoso, New Mexico, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois. During the eight-week program, Brian completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, ďŹ rst aid, ďŹ reďŹ ghting, water safety and survival and shipboard and aircraft safety, with an emphasis on physical ďŹ tness. Rhonda Williamson of Chandler is on the summer 2014 dean’s list at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa. Rhonda is a nursing major at the UIU Nursing–Mesa (AZ) Center. To be honored, full-time undergraduates must earn a minimum 3.5 grade point average for the semester.

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