Chandler High Wolf Bytes

School of Champions

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December 4, 2017


Chandler defeated Perry 49-42 in the 6A State Football Championship at Arizona Stadium on Saturday to win its third title in four years! Congratulations to Coach Shaun Aguano and his staff and players on a fantastic season and state championship!

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The Treblemakers were invited to be the guest choir to sing for the Governor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony at the capitol last Thursday. They performed six songs and were presented with proclamations from the State of Arizona and the Governor’s Office. They are directed by Ms. Lori Lyford. The choir is pictured with Dr. Casteel, CUSD Superintendent, and Governor Ducey.

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Chandler High’s Air Force Junior ROTC cadets earned the highest rating attainable “Distinguished Unit, Exceeds Standards” during an inspection from the Headquarters AFJROTC. In addition, Justin Applegate (Cadet Corps Commander) and Griffin Kannberg (Cade Corps Honor Guard Commander) are the recipients of the “Top Performers Award,” presented to the top 2% of the corps.

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Last Friday was a big day at CHS, starting with AZFamily doing a live feed with football, cheer, band, and StuCo leading into the Winter Sports Assembly. There we kicked off winter sports with the introduction of teams competing this season. The State Champion Wolves Track and Cross Country teams were also introduced and awarded their championship rings. Band, cheer, and unified cheer performed, and students and teachers participated in games to get the crowd cheering. After the football team did the haka, the entire student body participated in a spirit yell to cheer the Wolves on to Saturday night’s victory. The assembly was a great celebration of the School of Champions!

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  • Boys Soccer def. Skyline (JV 5-0; V 2-0) and Gilbert (JV 6-0; V 2-1)
  • Girls Soccer def. Skyline (JV 9-0; V 14-0)
  • Wrestling def. Basha, La Joya and Gilbert during Multi Meet
  • Boys Basketball def. Mountain Ridge (F 75-48; JV 65-44; V 63-50)
  • Varsity Football def. Perry 49-42 for State Championship


  • Mon, Dec 4th: Orchestra Pops Concert @ 7 pm @ CCA Main
  • Tues, Dec 5th: Beg/Int. Dance Concert @ 7 pm @ CCA Bogle; Girls Basketball vs Desert Vista: F @ 4 pm, JV @ 5:30 pm, Varsity @ 7 pm
  • Wed, Dec 6th: Winter Band Concert @ 7 pm @ CCA Main; Boys Soccer vs Red Mountain: JV @ 4 pm Varsity @ 6 pm
  • Thurs, Dec 7th: Beg/Int. Dance Concert @ 7 pm @ CCA Bogle; Boys Basketball vs Gilbert: Frosh @ 4 pm, JV @ 5:30, Varsity @ 7 pm
  • Fri, Dec 8th: Girls Basketball vs Red Mountain: Frosh @ 4 pm, JV @ 5:30 pm Varsity @ 7 pm


On Friday, December 1st, our Freshman AVID classes went on a field trip to Chandler Gilbert Community College. They received information about dual enrollment, the ACE program, and the Hoop of Learning, as well as many other programs offered at CGCC. The students were given a guided tour of the campus and had lunch at the Coyote Cafe. This was a great educational opportunity for our freshmen to start exploring their options for higher education after high school. For more information about the AVID program at Chandler High School, please visit the CHS AVID website.

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Final exams are coming! Teachers will be giving students review information in class and as homework over the next couple of weeks. In addition to that regular class work, students should follow these tips and dedicate 10 minutes to each tip, per class, per day, and they are bound to set themselves up for success. Yes, that’s an hour extra a day ~ but that extra hour a day can really pay off! Try it … you’ll see!


Next week Student Council is proud to present Winter Week. Each day will have special activities at lunchtime including hot cocoa, an ugly sweater contest and pictures with Santa! See the flyer below for the dress up themes for the week as well.

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It’s not too late to adopt a CHS family and participate in NHS’s Angel Tree project. Please visit the front office, choose an angel from the tree, and be a part of this terrific Chandler High tradition!

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Each year CHS celebrates its diversity through the Unity Assembly. The assembly consists of student and teacher acts that highlight different cultures through song, dance, poetry, etc. Auditions for this assembly are this Tuesday and Thursday, 12/5 and 12/7, in the CCA starting at 2:30 pm.

We are also looking for a community group to perform such as mariachi, hoop dancing or martial arts performance. If you want additional info, please contact Mr. Michael Gray at


Arizona requires all high school students to take AZ MERIT Exams in Math and English Language Arts (ELA) as well as the AIMS Science Exam. Performing well on these exams is very important and validates the academic performance of our students. Chandler High wants to encourage and recognize students who perform well on these exams by awarding them “BONUS” points onto their overall grade in the second semester for the class in which the exam was taken. For example, if you end the semester with an 82% in English, but score “proficient” on the AZ MERIT ELA Exam, your grade will be bumped to a 92% and you will earn an “A”. Below is a breakdown of the program that will be in effect starting this Spring Semester (2018). Bonus points cannot be used to pass a class if the student is failing at the end of the semester. Students in IB/AP classes can use either the AZ Merit Bonus Points or IB/AP Exam Bonus points but cannot use both.

AZ MERIT ELA (Reading and Writing)

Proficient and Highly Proficient – 10 points

Partially Proficient– 5 pts


Highly Proficient and Proficient -10 points

Partially Proficient – 5 points

AIMS Science

Exceeds or Meets - 10 points

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Thank you, Chandler Wolves, for joining us at the CUSD College Fair last week! We had spectacular attendance, and students and parents picked up valuable information from potential colleges and universities.

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The price of the 2017-18 CHS Yearbook will increase from $70 to $75 on December 8th. If you have not purchased your 2017-18 yearbook, do it now! Payment can be made in the bookstore or online at Last week’s pricing in the Wolf Bytes was a misprint.

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Shop and log your receipts to help CHS earn $400-$3000!

Earn more points when you shop at Chandler Fashion Center & The Boulevard shops this holiday season! All receipts dated and submitted between November 1, 2017 and January 15, 2018 will earn 20 points per dollar spent. Earn 1000 points when you support the Salvation Army Angel trees!

Register for email reminders and School Cents bonus offers by visiting the School Cents website.