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List of 12 news stories.

  • Head of School's Message: December 2

    Thanks to those parents who volunteered to help with Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day last Tuesday by driving, registering, directing and serving our visitors. 
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  • Head of School's Message: November 25

    On Friday, 8th-Grade Science Teacher Arpa Ghazarian shared a rhyming comic book with me about the history of the atom written by one of her students. Combining creative writing, drawing and scientific research...
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  • Head of School's Message: November 18

    "We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness. Our deepest sense of community comes in mystical moments when we feel at one with everyone. The setting may be quite ordinary;
    the experience, extraordinary." Thich Nhat Hanh
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  • Head of School's Message: November 11

    The loud, staccato jackhammering of the sport court that punctuated mornings last week barely disturbed the classrooms, but everyone was grateful on Thursday and Friday when the construction supervisor stopped the hammering while middle school students took their Educational Records Bureau (ERB) standardized tests.
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  • Head of School's Message: November 4

    Constraints can be enabling as well as limiting. As the middle school students lined up for snacks during morning recess on Halloween, 7th Grade Science Teacher Robert Calderon mentioned that he liked the impact of the temporary staircase...
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  • Head of School's Message: October 28

    A spa broke out in Spanish class last week. I walked into Mrs. Vasquez’s 8th-grade classroom on Wednesday and saw ten students on their backs, arms by their sides, on the desks covered in blankets while their classmates covered their faces with soft, damp strips of material. 
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  • Head of School's Message: October 21

    The visitors were not the only beneficiaries from their interactions with members of the Chandler community at Saturday’s Admissions Open House. Faculty and staff were inspired by the trustees, parents, students, alumni and alumni parents who chose to come to Chandler for the morning. 
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  • Head of School's Message: October 15

    Chandler’s Admissions Open House will take place this coming Saturday morning. Chandler’s Director of Admissions Gretchen Lurie has received close to 300 RSVPs from people seeking to learn more about Chandler.
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  • Head of School's Message: October 7

    The fistfight in the Chandler gym was an ugly affair. Following a disputed call during a pick-up basketball game after lunch, two eighth grade boys started swinging at each other.
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  • Head of School's Message: September 30

    I walked into Jennifer Pappas’ kindergarten class on Wednesday morning just as she finished selecting the child of the day.
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  • Head of School's Message: September 23

    Smog days during the fall and spring were everyday occurrences for seventh-grade English teacher Ashley Laird when she was a student at Pasadena's John Muir High School.
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  • Head of School's Message: September 16

    Psychotherapist Dr. Tina Payne Bryson author of The Power of Showing UpThe Yes BrainThe Whole Brain Child and No Drama Discipline, spoke to Chandler parents in the Ahmanson Auditorium on Tuesday night.
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