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64 August 6 - 19, 2011


HHS FFA wins awards The Hamilton High School FFA program was recognized as a silver national chapter at the Arizona FFA Leadership Conference, held recently at the University of Arizona. Senior Mark Mauritzen of Chandler won the botany category and overall the Division II in the agriscience fair competition with his project, “Rooting for Success.” Mark will represent HHS at the National FFA Convention in October, competing in agriscience fair. In addition, as one of four state winners of the Jacket Essay Contest, Mark was presented with his own FFA jacket after reading his essay entitled “What the FFA Jacket Means to Me” at the opening session.


In other FFA news, the FFA group was recently recognized by Arizona Farm Bureau for their 40 hours of service to the “Ag in the Classroom Program.”


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Jacobson Jets Calendar


Aug. 18: PTO General Meeting, 3:30 p.m. —Susan Hegarty, Katie Perry


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TOP ESSAYIST: Mark Mauritzen was one of four state winners of the FFA Jacket Essay Contest, and will represent the school at the national FFA convention this fall.


For details, visit the Hamilton FFA website at www.mychandlerschools. org/202020624195739420/site/default.asp#.


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WELCOME BACK: Jacobson recently welcomed back students for the first day of school, along with three classes of new kindergarteners. A successful Meet the Teacher Night and Curriculum Night are already complete.


Ryan Royals


Welcome back – Get ready for the Back to School Bash from 5 to 8 p.m. Fri., Aug. 12 to welcome back Ryan Royals to school. The free event offers food, music, games and fun. School Cents – This year Ryan Royals are participating in School Cents through San Tan Village. The program runs Aug. 15 through Dec. 31. Turn all San Tan Village receipts acquired during that time into the classroom or stop by the Guest Services desk at San Tan Village to log receipts. The week of Aug. 15 orders will begin for Macy’s Shop for a Cause passes, available for $5 and saving users 25 percent on all purchases at Macy’s on Sat., Aug. 27; 100 percent of proceeds from pass sales go directly to the school. In addition, each email address registered for Ryan’s School Cents emails earns 1,000 points. Like us – Ryan families can “like” Ryan’s PTO page on Facebook to keep up-to-date with events at Ryan Elementary. Calendar


Sept. 5: Labor Day holiday; no school Chandler Unified School District


Hancock Heat


Tax credits – Tax credit donations for 2011 can be given any time. Up to $400 can be donated to Hancock to receive credit on this year’s taxes for the full amount. Thanks to the Hancock families who have already contributed. —Suzanne Incorvaia


Aug. 9: PTO general meeting, free childcare available, 6:30 p.m., Library Aug. 12: Kona Ice on campus; Back to School Bash, 5-8 p.m. Aug. 15: School Cents at San Tan Village begins —Lisa Glowacka


Seton Catholic Sentinels


With honors – Seven Seton students recently earned Advanced Placement Scholar Awards from the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams. Amanda Prahl, class of 2011, qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award; Gunnar Gleisner, class of 2012, qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award; and Aaron Evans, Matthew Hartenbower, Kevin Johnson and Mariam Polo- Petros, class of 2011, and Katherine Walters, class of 2012, qualified for the AP Scholar Award. —Cindy Gould


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