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FUSD Board of Education / Trustees

 Denise Guenther, President      Janeane Candelaria, Vice President
Bob Dailey             Rose Marie Monks              Steve Johnson
Circle Cross Ranch "A" Rated School
Mrs. Hendry and the Circle Cross Ranch Staff are PROUD to say:
 Circle Cross Ranch is an
"A" Rated School
by the Arizona Department of Education  
Congratulations Cheetahs!!

Message From Mrs. Hendry



Dear CCR Parents,

As you know, we presented the CCR K-8 STEM ACADEMY Proposal to the FUSD District Administration and Board of Education last week.  The plan included CCR K-8 becoming a “Signature School” in FUSD with a focus on S.T.E.M. Education.  I am happy to announce to our students and parents that our proposal was unanimously approved by the Superintendent and Board Members on May 13th. 

In review, STEM is the integration of core content areas with SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, and MATH.  Our vision for the CCR STEM ACADEMY will be an integration of STEM throughout our school where all students will participate in applying science, technology, engineering, and math principles to create connections between school, community, work and the global economy.  On July 9th and 10th, the CCR Staff will begin STEM training through STEMFINITY and receive STEM Certification and STEM Building Accreditation. 

As we begin this exciting transition, we know that you are going to have lots of questions.  It is important for you to know that we want to have open communication with you every step of the way.  Through our STEM ACADEMY PROPOSAL, we were able to hire a new Master Teacher/STEM Instructional Leader who will aide us in helping parents understand what STEM Integration is.  Our new master teacher will also organize parent/community events that will showcase what students are learning and incorporate activities that parents can do with their children so that you may experience STEM Education. 

Becoming an F.U.S.D. Signature School will take lots of preparation, dedication, hard work and partnerships.   The complete transition for CCR K-8 School to become an effective, high achieving STEM ACADEMY will be a 3-Year Implementation Plan, each year building more parent, community and local business support to enhance our STEM curriculum. Please know that we will continue to ask for your input on school wide decisions regarding growth and change.  Furthermore, we have every intention of continuing to grow student leaders at CCR and get students involved with the decision making regarding the components of our 3-Year Implementation Plan.  Students and parents are encouraged to get involved and become an active part of STEM implementation.

We know that some of you may be concerned about major changes that will take place involving student uniforms and extra-curricular activities for students.  Please let me put your mind at ease and explain:

  • All current extra-curricular student programs at CCR will continue such as Athletics, Student council, NJHS, Safety Patrols, Yearbook Club, Out of State Field Trips,  FUSD Community Ed Before and After School Programs.
  • Student Uniforms – CCR K-8 Stem Academy will become a Student Uniform School during Year II of the Implementation Phase which is 2016-2017.  Based on the parent survey results and our research, we know that 2 months is not enough time for our school to have uniforms designed and available for parents.  We also understand that families with multiple children need more time as well.  In line with our vision, CCR student leaders will have input and be able assist with the design of our uniforms next year.  We will also be working to find community sponsors and grants to assist parents that have financial hardships.  Our goal is have student uniforms available for parents to begin purchasing by April 2016.  As the implementation phase begins, we will keep you informed along the way on any updates regarding student uniforms. 

Thank you for your continued support of our school and district.  We are working hard to provide children in the San Tan Valley area with a high-achieving, A-Rated, STEM ACADEMY SCHOOL. We look forward to you being a part of this exciting venture!  CCR STEM ACADEMY 3-YEAR IMPLEMENTATAION PLAN.pdf


Rebecca Hendry

CIRCLE CROSS RANCH K-8Upcoming Cheetah Events...
CIRCLE CROSS RANCH K-8Upcoming Cheetah Events...

CCR Summer Office Hours:  Circle Cross Ranch office will be closed June 10th-July6th for the summer.  The office will re-open on Monday, July 6th at 7am.  Please contact the district office at 520-566-3500 if you have any questions. 

CCR Kinder Screening/Registration Date Change July:  Circle Cross Ranch will be holding the last kinder screening and registration date in July on Wednesday, July 8th from 8am - 3pm.  Please stop by the office to pick up a registration packet.  

K-8 Meet the Teacher Night:  Meet the Teacher night is on Thursday, July 16th from 6pm - 7pm.  Come early and enjoy dinner with the family as our STUCO will be doing a family pizza dinner at 5:15pm in the cafeteria.  

1st Day of School: The first day of school for Circle Cross Ranch K-8 S.T.E.M. Academy is Monday, July 20th.  

Baseball/Softball Tryouts: Baseball/Softball tryouts begin on July 22-24, 2015.  All students trying out must have a completed sports physical packet completed before trying out.

FREE Full Day Kindergarten
for 2015-2016:
We are pleased to announce we will be offering Full Day Kindergarten for FREE for the 2015-2016 school year!  Please stop by our office to pick up a registration packet.

Student Achievement
Congratulations to the following Circle Cross Ranch
 2015 Character Counts Essay Contest Winners:

Division 2 (3-5 Grade) - 2nd Place, Anisha Johnson - Mrs. Stavely's 3rd Grade
Divison 3 (6-8) - 1st Place, Avery Benston - 6th Grade 

Congratulations to the following Circle Cross Ranch 
18th Annual Bookmark Contest Winner:

2nd Place - Ashley Johnson - Mrs. Dunning Farmer's 4th Grade

Jump Rope for Heart
Circle Cross Ranch rasises close to $1200
for Jump Rope for Heart!

Circle Cross had all grades participate in Jump Rope for Heart and we had close to a hundred students that brought in pledges. The Jump Rope for Heart program is in its seventh year, raising close to $8,000 in that time. Heart disease is the number one killer of humans and with proper exercise and nutrition we can cut that percentage down. The funds raised go to the American Heart Association for research and education. Tara Dickerson and Jim Segar were happy to have so many students for our culmination day last Friday. The day was held in the gym with eleven different stations that all classes K-5 participated in, this was run with the help of our older students as mentors. A fabulous day had by all!

Community Partners




School Hours
FOR 2014-2015

 School Hours: Early Release Hours:
 Kinder - 8th Grade:   Kinder - 8th Grade:
 8:15 a.m. - 3:20 p.m. 8:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

 OCS/Athletics release @ 5:00 p.m. No OCS/Athletics on ER Days 

PLEASE NOTE:  Students may not be on campus before 7:50 a.m. as there is no adult supervision

Office Hours:

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Attendance Line: 480-987-7609

Phone Number: 480-987-7600
Fax Number: 480-888-0349
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