Brags - Honors, Awards and Special Programs
Patterson Elementary - (2015-2016) Kudos to those from CUSD who attended the recent Relay for Life of Chandler event hosted by Basha High School on April 29. Over 400 staff and students, represented by Basha Elementary, CTA Freedom, Patterson, Riggs, Ryan, Payne, Basha High, Chandler High, Hamilton High and Perry High, attended the 12 hour overnight event where teams committed to have members walk throughout the night. Over $162,000 has been raised by participants with funds supporting cancer research and patients. Relay for Life of Chandler
Patterson Elementary - (2015-2016) Community comment: "The Patterson Sixth Grade Orchestra is the most talented and hard working 6th Grade Orchestra I have seen or heard in a long time. We are proud of their diligence and accomplishment."
Patterson Elementary - (2015-2016) The Steel Drum group at Patterson performed some really fun music at our assembly recently. The 26 students enrolled in the group all looked like they were having a blast, and they sounded great!
Patterson Elementary - (2015-2016) Staff comment: "I heard that a parent of a new student to our school commented that the student ambassadors in her child's brand new class made her feel comfortable and accepted right away. It's a wonderful program that helps alleviate the anxiety of starting a new school. The students practice skills that help new students feel better. I'm really impressed with these kiddos!"
Patterson Elementary - (2015-2016) Staff comment: "Another Clean School Award... we have the best custodians! They never let our school get messy. I've been in a lot of schools, and this one is definitely the cleanest! That matters a lot to me, because if something is maintained well and kept clean, people value it more and it lasts longer."
Patterson Elementary - (2015-2016) Staff comment: "I couldn't believe how many young ladies were in our Spirit Line at the last assembly! They were really talented, too! They could have performed along side any high school cheerleaders and fit right in!"
Patterson Elementary - (2015-2016) Patterson PE teacher, Garrett Yoshiwara, was recognized by Sun Lakes Rotary as Teacher of the Month.
Patterson Elementary - (2014-2015) Patterson Elementary teachers Jason Hoppal and Michelle Hufford were featured in Extraordinary Educator Magazine (see pages four and five). Extraordinary Educator Magazine
Patterson Elementary - (2014-2015) K12.Niche.com ranked Patterson Elementary as the Top Elementary School in the metro-Phoenix area, and #3 in the state for academics. Niche.com
Patterson Elementary - (2014-2015) The Arizona Department of Education announced that C. Patterson Elementary earned an 'A' grade for the 2013-2014 school-year. Arizona Department of Education
Patterson Elementary - (2013-2014) Patterson Elementary second grade teacher Monique Pena was named the January winner of the Excellence in Education award from KEZ and Taylor Morrison, Homes inspired by you.
Patterson Elementary - (2013-2014) Sixteen of the 19 winners in in the City of Chandler's tenth annual fourth grade environmental art contest were CUSD students. Patterson student winners were Dalton Ross and Madisson Branting.
Patterson Elementary - (2013-2014) 4th grade teacher Tamara Kreutzbender received an SRP Learning Grant for $4490 for her STEM project to provide students with the opportunity to develop attitudes and competencies necessary for life-long problem solving and become the innovators of tomorrow. Students define and analyze problems related to exploration of a structural engineering timeline: Ancient Civilizations of the Americas through the present. They generate ideas for developing solutions and plan for implementation. SRP Learning Grant Recipients
Patterson Elementary - (2013-2014) The Arizona Department of Education announced that Patterson Elementary received an A Grade for the 2012-13 school year. Arizona Department of Education
Patterson Elementary - (2012-2013) For a boosterthon fun run, Patterson Elementary Principal Kris Palbykin dressed as a Lioness as the students received pledges from all 50 states.
Patterson Elementary - (2012-2013) During Patterson Elementary's Celebrate Learning event, the third graders ran businesses under the direction of teachers Tammy Wahla, Michelle Hufford, Jason Hoppal, Kimberlee Dwyer, and Lara Alvar. These businesses were fingernail painting, a photo booth, lemonade sales, candy gram sales, and tattoo sales. The businesses earned $927.50, which will be donated to the Children's Hospital.
Patterson Elementary - (2012-2013) Each year schools throughout the valley hold food drives and participate in the annual United Food Bank school food drive competition to collect the 'most pounds per student.' Patterson Elementary won for the elementary level in Chandler and Basha High won for the high school level.
Patterson Elementary - (2012-2013) Patterson Elementary third grade students Shawn Loyden and Andrew Underwood, under the direction of teacher Michelle Hufford, won the Arizona Milk Producers writing competition. As winners they participated in the Fiesta Bowl Parade, were interviewed on TV, had lots of pictures taken with many people, and were treated like royalty.
Patterson Elementary - (2012-2013) Ty Glander, fourth grade teacher at Patterson Elementary, received the KNIX/Fulton Homes teacher of the week award.
Patterson Elementary - (2012-2013) Students at Patterson Elementary collected nearly 600 books during their 'Caring Memorial for Javier' book drive to donate to Phoenix Children's Hospital. The students rallied in memory of second grader Javier Moreno-Gonzales, who passed away in October. Javier was one of the quintuplet brothers attending Patterson.
Patterson Elementary - (2012-2013) Si Se Puede honored nine educators from CUSD at the 13th annual Cesar Chavez recognition and awards dinner March 30 at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Resort. Patterson Elementary had one recipient at this year's awards: Lourdes Nieto.
Patterson Elementary - (2012-2013) The Arizona Department of Education announced that Patterson Elementary received an A Grade for the 2011-12 school year. Arizona Department of Education
Patterson Elementary - (2011-2012) The Arizona Department of Education announced that Patterson Elementary received a rating of 'Excelling' and grade of A for the 2010-11 school year. Arizona Department of Education
Patterson Elementary - (2011-2012) Patterson Elementary has successfully implemented a duel option educational choice - 'Classic' and 'CTA' programs within one school.
Patterson Elementary - (2011-2012) Patterson was awarded Certificate of Appreciation in March 2012 from the Taiwan Government for participating in the Taiwanese School Cultural Exchange for the 100th birthday of Taiwan in 2011.
Patterson Elementary - (2011-2012) March 2012---5K Wellness Family Fun Run and Fundraiser - Raised over $10,000 in pledges the first year. This 5K event tied into CUSD's Alliance for a Healthier Generation Program.
Patterson Elementary - (2011-2012) Each year Patterson staff supports and walks in the Relay for Life Cancer Walk. This the 4th year to participate and it started the first year they opened in support for a staff member with breast cancer and in support for the school's namesake, Charlotte Patterson, who was battling cancer at the time.
Patterson Elementary - (2011-2012) Won $5,000 grant from Kleenex --November 2011.
Patterson Elementary - (2011-2012) Awarded 2nd place and $1,200 grant from School Cents Program in January 2012.