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December 11, 2017

CUSD STUDENT GROWTH LAUDED

The New York Times ranks the Chandler Unified School District as one of the top two districts in the United States in student growth out of thousands of districts studied. Check out the article by visiting the NY Times website.
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EXCELLENCE IN CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Not only has CHS been named a Civic Engagement School again this year, we’ve been classified as a school of “Distinction” for 2016-17! CHS was graded on a rubric in the areas of Civic Learning, Current Event Discussion, Service Learning, Extra Curricular Activities, Student Participation in School Governance, and Simulations of Democratic Processes.

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CONOVER VOTED SUPER 25 TOP STAR

Chandler QB Jacob Conover was voted USA Today’s High School Sports Super 25 Top Star. He threw for 446 yards and four touchdowns in the Wolves’ 49-42 win over Perry in the 6A State Championship. Congratulations, Jacob!

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COYOTE OPEN CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to the CHS Wrestlers who won the 2017 Coyote Open Tournament at Skyline HS this weekend. Individual champions include Zack Espalin, Chris Kelly and Thomas Bigelow. Other placers include Benji Alanis (2nd), Rafael Garcia (2nd), Eli Sobas (3rd), Nathaniel Deasey (3rd), Nathan Bigelow (6th), Will Kemper (6th) and Josh Weisman (6th). Great job, Wolves!

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BOYS SOCCER WINS TOURNEY

CHS Varsity Boys Soccer won the A Division of the Coyote Soccer Classic at Campo Verde HS last week. The Wolves beat defending tournament champion Campo Verde 6-0 in the final game of the week-long tournament. Congratulations!

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LAST WEEK’S WINS

  • Girls Basketball def. Desert Vista (V 54-49) and Gilbert (JV 44-39)
  • Boys Basketball def. Desert Vista (F 43-32), Gilbert (V 40-39, JV 62-31, F 45-42) and Red Mountain (JV 55-50, F 70-43)
  • JVB Boys Soccer tied Red Mountain 1-1

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

  • Mon, Dec 11th: JVB Boys Soccer vs Hamilton @ 3:30 pm (practice fields); Choir Winter Concert @ 7 pm @ CCA Main; Parent Presentation on Current Drugs and Teen Addiction (see below)
  • Tues, Dec 12th: Boys Basketball vs Mesa Mountain View: F @ 4 pm, JV @ 5:30 pm, V @ 7 pm
  • Thurs, Dec 14th: Boys Basketball vs Desert Ridge: F @ 4 pm, JV @ 5:30 pm, V @ 7 pm; Theatre Dept. Quarter 2 Showcase @ 7:00pm in the CCA Bogle Theatre
  • Fri, Dec 15th: Boys Soccer vs Mountain Ridge: JV @ 4 pm, V @ 6 pm; Girls Basketball vs Basha: F @ 4 pm, JV @ 5:30 pm, Varsity @ 7 pm
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ORCHESTRA CONCERT

Last Monday’s Orchestra Pops Concert was a great success. CHS’s Symphonic and Chamber Orchestras performed eleven numbers under the theme of “Video Games.” Songs included Minecraft, Wizards in Winter, Halo Theme, and Bounty Hunter. Chandler High’s orchestras are conducted by Ms. Danelle Kennedy.

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BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE DANCE CONCERTS

CHS’s beginning and intermediate dancers performed in concert two nights last week in the Bogle Theatre. 110 dancers participated, and many more students helped make the event a success by working backstage, selling tickets, and more. The dancers are directed by Mrs. Kathie Buren and Mrs. Marie South. Congratulations on a great show!

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BAND CONCERT

Chandler High’s Bands performed their Winter Concert last Wednesday. The Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band, wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Combined Wind Symphony ushered in the holidays with Celtic Bell Carol, A Saxotone Christmas, A Christmas Festival, and more. It was another terrific concert directed by Mr. Carlos Aguero and Mr. Steven Quintana.

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AVID SENIORS PRESENT TO 8TH GRADERS

Seniors in CHS’s AVID program presented information to Willis eighth graders last week. The seniors talked about the benefits and expectations of the AVID program, shared personal experiences, and answered questions. They did a fantastic job and will present to Andersen’s eighth graders this week.

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15 DAYS TO FINAL EXAM SUCCESS

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!

AP EXAM REGISTRATION

Attention all AP students: If you have not registered for your AP exams, you will want to register by Dec. 15th. After Dec. 15th there is a late fee of $10.00 per exam. Where to register: AP Exam Registration website.


New users will need to create an account. Please use a PERSONAL email address (NOT your school gse.cusd80.com address). Be sure to answer all questions fully and correctly. This information will be pre-printed on your AP answer sheet and will not be editable after it is printed.


If you would like more information, you can contact your AP teacher or Mrs. Baumann in counseling.

this week is WINTER WEEK

This 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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SEMESTER EXAM SCHEDULE

Monday, December 18th and Tuesday, December 19th are review days. Follow the regular bell schedule for both days. 0 hour teachers will test on Thursday; students must be in class both days.


Wednesday, December 20th

0 Hour - 6:30-7:20

1st Hour - 7:25-8:52

3rd Hour - 9:02-10:29

5th Hour - 10:38-12:05


Thursday, December 21st

0 Hour - 6:30-7:20

2nd Hour - 7:25-8:52

4th Hour - 9:02-10:29

6th Hour - 10:38-12:05

INFO FOR INCOMING FRESHMEN

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HERMANAS DISENA TU FUTURO

The annual Hermanas Conference open to 9th and 10th grade girls will be held on February 9, 2018 at Chandler Gilbert Community College. This exciting pre-college conference showcases job opportunities in engineering, science, and careers in a technical field. Sign up and pick up your permission slips in the College and Career Center with Mrs. Jaramillo as soon as possible. The deadline to turn in all permission forms is Tuesday, December, 19, 2017. Special invitation for Latina girls, but all are welcome.


You can register by visiting the Chandler Gilbert website.

BONUS POINTS PROGRAM

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


AZ MERIT Math

Highly Proficient and Proficient -10 points

Partially Proficient – 5 points


AIMS Science

Exceeds or Meets - 10 points

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DEMYSTIFYING THE APPLICATION PROCESS

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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.