What if we studied the good of the Holocaust instead of just the evil? That question prompted Mrs. Laird to design a new project for her seventh-grade English students, who read Elie Weisel's Night in the spring.
The third-grade bike rodeo at the Rose Bowl is a beloved P.E. tradition. Students show off their bike safety skills and mastery of the two-wheeler, which is all the more special because a few students have just been taught by Mr. Anderson how to ride a bike in the days leading up to the event.
Ted Merchant is a recognized pioneer in the new field of residential care for adults with special needs. It’s a passion that blossomed out of his personal awareness of the lack of integrated, residential services for adults who have autism or other developmental differences.
“I know it’s possible to create communities of care and support for this population. They deserve to live their fullest and most independent lives, with respect and dignity,” Ted explains.
Chandler welcomed alumni back to campus for Alumni Visiting Day on February 13, offering a chance to re-connect with old classmates and teachers, and talk with current students. It was an exciting day for students, too, as they got to connect their classroom studies to real-world careers, and hear valuable life tips from Chandler alumni.