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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

2015-2016 CCR S.T.E.M. Academy and School Uniform Proposal

 Dear CCR Parents,

As we begin planning for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year, I am excited to share a vision that Dr. Fuller asked me to explore.  Our district would like to begin transitioning some of our K-8 Schools to become Signature Schoolsin the upcoming years.  CCR K-8 is one of the school’s that we will be proposing as one of these specialty campuses with a specific focus on “S.T.E.M. Education”.

STEM is the integration of core content areas with SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, and MATH.  STEM allows students to understand the world in a holistic manner utilizing collaboration, competition and problem-based learning.  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.

All current extra-curricular student programs at CCR would continue such as athletics, student council, NJHS, Safety Patrols, Yearbook Club, Out of State Field Trip/Clubs, FUSD Community Ed Before and After School Programs.

Implementing a “STEM ACADEMY” at CCR would:

  •  Prepare our students for successful careers in a 21st Century Workforce using critical thinking skills and daily problem solving
  •  Help students be better prepared in Math, Science and Technology for high school
  •  Help students become more able to INQUIRE, THINK, INVESTIGATE, and INNOVATE
  •  Support and prepare students to enroll in Poston Butte High School’s STEM Diploma Program
  •  Provide F.U.S.D. and San Tan Valley with a Signature School Campus Option – a K-8 STEM Program with the possibility of a school uniform environment

Becoming an F.U.S.D. Signature School will take lots of preparation, dedication, hard work and partnerships.  It is very important that we have our community’s support in this ventureThe complete transition for CCR K-8 School to become an effective, high achieving STEM ACADEMY will be a 3-Year Integration Plan, each year building more community and local business support to enhance our STEM curriculum. Year 1 will have the most impact on our families as we begin this process.  We are asking for your input on the following decisions which need to be made and will be presented to F.U.S.D. Board of Education on May 13th.


Rebecca Hendry


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

End of the Year Awards Ceremony:  The End of the Year Awards Ceremony is being held on Thursday, April 30th.  K-2 will begin @ 8:35am; 3rd-5th Gr. will begin @ 9:20am; and 6th-8th Gr. will begin at 1:45pm.  Letters have been sent home to students who will be receiving an award during this ceremony.

Classroom Environment Request form for Parents:  Parents wishing to give input to the CCR Administration regarding their child's placement for 15-16 school year can complete the following form: 2015-2016 Environmental Request Form for Parents.pdf  Completed forms are due to the CCR office by Friday, May 1st.  

Cheetah Idol:  Cheetah Idol tryouts begin the week of May 4th.  Tryouts will be held after school from 3:20pm - 4pm.  The Cheetah Idol will take place on Thursday, May 14th at 6pm in the cafeteria.  Admission is $2 for adults and $1.00 for students (children 4 and younger).  Concessions will also be available to purchase.  


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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