Posted by Community Relations Department at 4/1/2013
Follow Up Regarding Eddie Basha
Several people have inquired about services or ways to pay tribute to Eddie's life. Here is additional information.
A public service will be held at 10 a.m. April 6 at Grady Gammage auditorium.
Considering how many organizations Eddie directly helped over the years, imagine how difficult it must have been for the Basha family to narrow the choices of non-profits to select to benefit from a donation in lieu of flowers. You can pay tribute to Eddie's life by making a donation in his name to any of the following:
St. Vincent de Paul at P.O. Box 13600, Phoenix AZ 85002
Salvation Army at 2707 E. Van Buren Street, Phoenix, 85008
Adelante Foundation at P.O. Box 488, Chandler AZ 85244
First Things First at 4000 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix 85012
(Really, you could make a donation to any non-profit and tell them you are doing so in honor of Eddie's legacy.)
Posted by The Community Relations Department at 3/27/2013
Remembering Eddie Basha
In case you haven’t heard, we lost the ultimate advocate for children yesterday afternoon with the passing of Eddie Basha.
Eddie graduated from Chandler High and went on to run the Bashas’ family grocery business. He is just as well known for dedicating his life to improving education and the lives of young people. He and his wife Nadine’s contributions are immense. Eddie served on the CUSD Governing Board for 12 years from 1969 through 1980 and later was appointed to the State Board and the Arizona Board of Regents. Eddie lent his support to many causes in our community. The original San Marcos Family Resource Center, which is now the Chandler CARE Center, was his brainchild. Eddie had a reputation for having a big heart. The extent of his support isn’t understood by some because he insisted on anonymity in most cases.
Basha High School opened in 2003 in honor of Eddie’s leadership and vision in our community and state. (Basha Elementary is named in honor of the entire Basha family.) His most recent recognition came in December 2012 when he was awarded the Arizona School Boards Association Lifetime Achievement Award.
No information on services are available at this time.
Thank you for all of the support and caring, Eddie. You will be missed.
Basha High namesake video highlights Eddie Basha's life and legacy
Posted by Community Relations Department at 3/1/2013
CEF and Ostrich Festival Fun Run
Chandler Education Foundation and the Chandler Chamber of Commerce will once again collaborate on the Ostrich Festival Fun Run. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Chandler Education Foundation as well as help fund the Chamber of Commerce's student scholarships.
The Fun Run will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, with an opportunity to run (or walk) down Arizona Avenue. The Fun Run will preceed the 25th annual Ostrich Festival parade, which starts at 10 a.m. For details click here.
Posted by Community Relations Department at 2/28/2013
New Chandler High Principal
The Governing Board on Wednesday night named Larry Rother, principal at Higley High School for the last five years, to the top post at Chandler High. Larry will replace Terry Williams who is retiring after 38 years with the district.
Under Rother’s leadership, Higley High has made great advances in student achievement, increased participation in Advanced Placement classes and was named an A+ School of Excellence by the Arizona Educational Foundation in 2011.
He is a leader in his field, serving this year as president-elect for the secondary division of the Arizona School Administrators Association.
Posted by Community Relations Department at 2/22/2013
Student Council Convention Highlights
CUSD student councils convened today to show off their spirit, and celebrate the hard work to benefit the Arizona Coalition for Ending Veterans Homelessness. The schools collaborated to raise $8073.27. Pictured is Payne Junior High school student council.
Open enrollment season for 2013-2014 kicked off today with parents lined up to be early birds. Some campers lined up 24 hours in advance. Others brought recreational vehicles and traded turns getting warm. Despite the long wait, most were having fun with it, with doughnuts and coffee.
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Posted by Community Relations Department at 1/30/2013
The CUSD administration and Governing Board presented the annual “state of the district” message to community leaders this morning in the Governing Board Room. Governing Board President Annette Auxier also gave an update on the district strategic plan Journey 2020. The annual report provided an overview of the district, academic performance, recognition of students and staff, budget information and an update on expenditures from bond elections.
Contact Community Relations at 812-7650 or by email for a copy of the printed annual report or for more information on Journey 2020.