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City announces football day camp Summer camp for string musicians
Chandler youths ages 6 to 12 are invited to the City of Chandler’s Football Day Violin, viola, cello and bass students ages 11 to 14 are invited to attend the East
Camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Santan Junior High in Southern Chandler. Valley String Workshop’s Summer 2009 Music Camp.
Camp activities include early morning games emphasizing skills, drills and Session A is held June 22 through June 26 and Session B takes place June 29
practice; video games, football-themed movies, reading time and more. Campers through July 3. Both sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through
are supervised by recreation professionals and certifi ed coaches from the Arizona Friday at the Arizona Community Church at 9325 S. Rural Rd. in Chandler.
Football Academy. The week-long, half-day classes, designed for students with at least one year of
The camp is offered three separate weeks: June 8 through 12, June 22 through string instruction and the ability to read music, include daily technique instruction
26 and July 7 through 11. Cost is a $140 instructor fee plus $39 class fee. Lunch and for each instrument, a sectional rehearsal and an orchestra ensemble. On the last
snacks are included. day of each session, students perform in an orchestra for their family and friends.
Teens ages 13 to 15 are invited to attend the morning sessions, too, but must The course is taught by professional, certifi ed string specialists with at least 20
register by calling the Academy at 480-227-1649 for pricing. years of teaching experience.
For more information or to register youths ages 6 to 12, contact Mike Ballard at Tuition is $150 per week for those registering before June 10, and $175 for those
480-782-2727 or The Academy at 480-227-1649. who register afterward. For more information, visit or
Merit badge clinic at CPD
Girl Scouts celebrate Earth Day
About 116 Boy Scouts from the SanTan Sun area
participated in the fi rst-ever merit badge clinic at
The Girl Scouts of Troop
Chandler Police Department.
4102 celebrated Earth day by
They learned about car and traffi c safety,
beautifying their home school
fi ngerprinting, the SWAT team and other issues
of Jacobson Elementary with
police offi cers deal with, such as those suspected
55 lantana plants.
of drunk driving. Some of the boys took a simulated
“When the troop was
drunk driving walking test with blindfolds and
deciding on a community
DUI goggles.
service project, it was
The Scouts also collected canned goods, and
important to the girls to
Troop #182, led by Greg Wetch of Queen Creek,
help make their school more
was honored for donating the most food.
beautiful,” says troop leader
Another merit badge clinic is being organized
Laurie Schultz. “What better
for later this year. For more information, contact
way to do this than provide
Detective David Ramer at 480-782-4105.
some fl owering plants that
the students, faculty and
STSN photo
parents can enjoy for years
TROOPERS: Jonathan Holt, 12, of
to come?”
Submitted photo
Gilbert took part in the merit badge
clinic from Troop #889.
The lantanas, donated
LET IT GROW: Taking part in the planting of lantana at
by various Home Depots in
Jacobson Elementary with Principal Lynn Weed, center,
were, back row: Kaya Orona, Samantha Schultz, Samara
Chandler, were planted on Strosberg, Darcy Lyons and Megan Jordan. Front row:
Earth Day April 22. Under
Denae Paul, Madison Frees, Alexis Canfi eld, Allison Lozza
and Samantha St. Louis.
troop leaders Schultz and
Melanie Strosberg, the girls also picked up trash and pulled weeds around the
school throughout the week.
A key focus of Girl Scouting is to give back to the community. The troop has
completed additional community service projects throughout the year, including
creating and delivering holiday cards for nursing home residents, creating their
STSN photo
own stationery and using it to write letters to military personnel.
DO THE WALK: Boy Scouts learned about tests given to
suspected drunk drivers during a merit badge clinic at the
The Girl Scouts are third- and fourth-graders from Jacobson Elementary,
Chandler Police Department. located at 1515 NW Jacaranda Pkwy., off Queen Creek between Alma School and
Dobson, in Southern Chandler.
Gilbert school receives top honor
David Soto, owner of The Goddard School, received children, parents and teachers,” Goddard Systems, The Goddard School is located at 1420 N. Higley
a business recognition award at an annual convention Inc. President and CEO Philip Schumacher notes. Rd. in Gilbert. Parents are encouraged to drop in
recently held at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort The Goddard School offers a year-round program for a tour or call Soto at 480-830-6028 to arrange a
and Spa in Austin. for children from 6 weeks to 6 years old. Students personal appointment. More information is available
“David manages a wonderful faculty and does an are encouraged to develop at their own pace in a at
outstanding job of maintaining the principles of The warm environment supported by a team of dedicated
Goddard School by providing exemplary service to teachers.
Albertsons Center SEC Queen Creek & S. Alma School Rd. All Major Credit Cards Accepted
Queen Creek
Alma School



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