5 education stories Gilbert, Chandler residents should know

Chandler USD announced March 27 the district would move to remote learning March 30. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler USD announced March 27 the district would move to remote learning March 30. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)

Chandler USD announced March 27 the district would move to remote learning March 30. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Perry High School finds a way to celebrate its seniors: turning on the stadium lights

At 8:20 p.m. every night until May 27, the stadium lights on the Perry High School football field will turn on for 20 minutes at 8:20 p.m., or 20:20 in military time.

The lights, Principal Dan Serrano said, are a way to honor the school's 947 seniors up until the school's scheduled graduation ceremony date.

"We've got to do something to recognize them," Serrano said.



Chandler woman creates Facebook group with education resources for students, parents, teachers

Ruchi Kalra was trying to figure out how to go pick up her daughter's belongings at her college across the country—between plane tickets, travel restrictions and college-level rules, she needed help navigating this new system. It was then that she decided to make a Facebook group that could serve as a resource page for parents of college-age kids.

State officials announce Arizona schools will close for the remainder of the school year

Gov. Doug Ducey and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced March 30 that the state is closing all Arizona schools through the remainder of the school year.

Chandler USD announces March 30 as start of remote learning for students

In a March 27 email to parents and families, Chandler USD announced the district will move to remote learning March 30.

Chandler USD expands curbside meal service

Chandler USD announced March 27 that it would ramp up its curbside meal service for students.

Alexa D'Angelo contributed to this report.



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