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FUN SCIENCE: Elementary school students get engaged with Basha High’s Science is Fun Club. Basha High teachers Michael McKelvy and Renee Clancy were recently awarded the Chandler Education Foundation’s Intel Innovation Teacher Grant of $2,196 to help create a website and online community where students and teachers across the district and country can be inspired by science. McKelvy and Natzem Lima, a Basha senior and president of the Science is Fun Club, plan to post videos and classroom resources to the site, which will be ready to go live soon, right before Natzen graduates and enters MIT with an academic scholarship. Submitted photo

CTA-Goodman Gators Write stuff - Award-winning author Jack Gantos will

visit CTA-Goodman Fri., March 9. Gantos has written several story collections for middle-graders featuring his alter ego Jack Henry, the Rotten Ralph picture books and the popular Joey Pigza series. His newest title, “Dead End in Norvelt,” received the 2012 Newbery Award for most outstanding contribution to children’s literature. Third- to sixth-graders will have the opportunity to participate in Gantos’ presentations on the writing process. Calendar March 5: Flag ceremony presented by sixth-graders, 8

a.m., Amphitheater March 8: Early dismissal, 11:10 a.m.; student-led con-

ferences, 3-7 p.m. March 9: Author visit by Jack Gantos for third- to

sixth-graders; Good News Gators Assembly, 1:30 p.m., Multipurpose Room —Kathie Butters


Knox Knights Science Night – Join Knox from 6 to 8 p.m. Tue.,

March 6 in the Multipurpose Room for Knox Family Science Night. Science fun for the whole family will include Brain Boxes, LEGO Technics and robotics, snakes and turtles, Design Squad, biology, engineering and more. Participants include representatives from Intel, Arizona Science Center, Gangplank and Chandler’s Environmental Education Center. Food will be available for purchase from Starbucks, Chipotle, Jamba Juice and Einstein Bros Bagels. Thanks due – Thanks to the wonderful dads who par-

ticipated in Donuts for Dads and all the families who enjoyed Knox’s outdoor Movie Night. Help wanted – Volunteers are needed to help with

upcoming PTO activities; contact Nancy at bickel- if interested. Thanks to all the par- ents and other volunteers who make Knox’s PTO activities successful. Fundraising fun – Box Tops, Juice Pouches and Labels

for Education are being collected. They will be turned into cash for the school. Tax credit – Donate to the school through the Arizona

Tax Credit program. Up to $400 per married couple or $200 per single can be donated. Full donations are returned via tax credit. —Ximena Rodriguez

Seton Catholic Prep Sentinels High honors – Seton is pleased to announce four

National Merit Scholarship finalists among its seniors: Gunnar Gleisner, Edward Hietter, Brett Reardon and Katie Walters. —Cindy Gould

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Kids: Win $15 gift card from Changing Hands Bookstore Students who either live in Chandler, Gilbert,

Queen Creek or surrounding areas or who attend area schools can win $15 gift cards from Changing Hands Bookstore, thanks to a new partnership between the bookseller and the SanTan Sun News. This ongoing, monthly promotion awards a $15

Changing Hands gift card to every youth whose article, story, poem, essay, editorial, book review, photo or illustration is chosen to be printed in the SanTan Sun Kids Opportunity section, while supplies last. The Kids Opportunity section is printed in the Youth Section of the first paper of the month, each month. The best news is that even though only one to three submissions are printed per month, all good submissions are held in a file to be printed in future issues. So if an entry does- n't win this month, it could win next month -- or even the month after that. To enter, visit, click on Youth

and then on Student Writer Permission Slip to down- load a submission-permission slip. Complete the form and have a parent sign it so the paper has permission to print the entry and the author or artist's byline. Then, email the submission-permission slip and writing or artwork to as a Word file, if writing, or JPEG, if art, or pasted into the email. Those who don’t have access to email, or prefer to

send submissions on disk, may send a hard copy of the form with the entry in a Word file or JPEG on a CD via postal mail to Lynda Exley, Kids Op Page, SanTan Sun News, P.O. Box 23, Chandler, AZ 85244-0023. For more information on the Kids Op page, or to

have SanTan Sun News Editor Lynda Exley speak at your school to rev students up about writing and pub- lishing, email

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