4th grade students in Ms. Darcera's class at Florence K-8 and Ms. Dunning-Farmer's class at Circle Cross Ranch joined online for an interactive videoconference event entitled, "Native Americans," presented by Atlanta, Georgia's award-winning Center for Puppetry Arts. During the lesson, the teacher in Atlanta, GA could see and hear students in both classrooms, call on them to answer questions and direct them in activities.
The Golden Gophers were aptly named as the team took first place in Florence Unified School District’s annual districtwide Battle of the Books, held at Anthem K-8, Tuesday 2/12. Runners up, team Gopher Spirit, weren’t far behind, as the two teams were tied for first place at the end of the regular competition, necessitating two tie-breaker rounds to determine the final victor. Both teams represented Florence K-8, coached by Katie O’Connor and Shubhra Khan. Third place went to the Rockin' Readers from Circle Cross Ranch, coached by Michelle Pappalardo.
Florence USD held its district-wide Spelling Bee finals on Tuesday night, 1/22/13 at Circle Cross Ranch K-8.
Imani Nettles, Skyline Ranch took first place by correctly spelling "ineluctable" after runner up, Alina Townsend, Florence K-8, missed the word.Imani then went on to correctly spell "giantesque" to lock in the win! Zoe Linderholm, Anthem K-8 took third place.
Anthem K-8 combined a subtracting defense with an integer offense that multiplied the effect of a co-efficient drag on the opposition’s variables to edge intra-district rival Copper Basin K-8 for the 2012 Central Arizona College Superstition Mountain Campus Middle School Math Contest Championship.Anthem claimed the 10-team event by capturing first place honors in the team competition, the individual event, and in the over school average, forging a 9-8 win over Copper Basin. J.O. Combs Middle School was third.
Kyon Cluff, 8th grade student at Florence K-8 participated in taking the "Explore" test, along with more than 8,000 other students across the State of Arizona.
Of those 8,000 students, 29 had perfect scores, including Kyon.For his impeccable performance, he received a Certificate of Acknowledgement, which was presented by Principal Greg Bellemare and Superintendent Dr. Gary Nine at the May 2012 Board Meeting.