Fifth-graders in Mrs. Smith's class are asked to arrive at 75 using their own combination of a given set of numbers. Students had the option of using some or all of the numbers. After a few minutes of work, a handful of students presented their answers to the class.
|Summer on a bag|
Eighth-grade Spanish teacher Sra. Vasquez is working with students to create bags which will be used to hold handouts, worksheets and more for the duration of the year. Each students is prompted to draw a scene representing their summer, then recreate it on fabric which Sra. Vasquez will then sew into a bag.
|First day of kindergarten|
For Chandler's youngest students, the kindergarten class of 2023, it's the first full day of school. Students use the day to become acquainted with their teachers, classmates and a variety of rituals and procedures that ensure a successful school year. Mr. Finch even stopped by for snack break.
|Welcome back to school|
The 2014-2015 school year kicks off with refreshed students, clean uniforms and the excitement that comes with the start of a new school year.
With the start of school a week away, Middle School students converge on campus to retrieve their locks and decorate their lockers.
|Bridge to Middle School|
Each year, incoming sixth- and seventh-graders new to Chandler participate in the Bridge program, designed to make Chandler familiar to the students and vice versa. For the first week of the program, those students are joined by rising sixth-graders who attended Chandler's Lower School for afternoon sessions of games, organizational challenges and more.
|Head of School's Message: Sept. 2|
“It’s like opening day of a new sports’ season,” said a fifth grade parent on Wednesday morning as students streamed through the gate on the first morning of the school year.
“Everyone can win. Everyone is optimistic and raring to go,” he added.
“Dad, wait outside. I’ll go in first,” ordered one kindergartener complete with forceful hand gestures forsaking parental assistance as she entered Mrs. Gancedo’s room. Eyebrows raised, dad confided, “I’m taking bets my daughter will be the first name in Mrs. Cole’s naughty book.” I assured him that Mrs. Cole does not have a naughty book and that thinking and acting independently are tied to our mission. His daughter is a Chandler girl on day one.
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