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December 18, 2017

NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED TEACHER

Congratulations to Sra. Sara Wyffels, CHS Spanish Teacher, for earning National Board Certification, the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. The multi-year certification process requires that teachers demonstrate standards-based evidence of the positive effect they have on student learning. They must exhibit a deep understanding of their students, content knowledge, use of data and assessments and teaching practice. They must also show that they participate in learning communities and provide evidence of ongoing reflection and continuous learning.

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POSITIVE REFERRAL WINNERS

Congratulations to this semester’s positive referral winners: Isabela Glass (Chromebook), Cristian Valle (Kindle Fire), and Yin YingZhi (Kindle Fire)! These three were drawn from over 115 positive referrals written this semester for students showing great character.

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ENGLISH TEACHER PRESENTS AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Mrs. Cathy Jones, CHS IB Language and Literature 12 Teacher, partnered with Dr. Maria Goff from California State University, Fresno, to present Teaching Analysis of Media Texts to Foster Student Voice and Engagement at the 2017 National Council of Teachers of English Conference. As part of Dr. Goff’s research, Mrs. Jones developed inquiry and lessons so her students were not limited to texts from the literary canon. By using multiple forms of media texts, Mrs. Jones created a classroom environment that allowed students to inquire into issues of representation and voice in the media - issues in which the students felt a personal connection.

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WINTER WEEK RECAP

Last week, CHS celebrated Winter Week with spirit days and lunch-time activities. Congratulations to Gunner Garcia for winning the Ugly Sweater contest and Mrs. Delatorre’s homeroom for winning the door decorating contest. Orchestra “flash mobbed” the courtyard and played music during lunchtime, and students decorated cookies and took pictures with Santa. The highlight of the week for StuCo was the first ever Holiday play day with the CHS daycare kids where a snow slide was brought in. Thanks to Student Council for planning a fun week!

LAST WEEK’S WINS

  • Boys Soccer def. Hamilton (JVB 2-1), Desert Mountain (V T 1-1, JV 2-0), and Mountain Ridge (V 5-0, JV 9-0)
  • Girls Basketball def. Mesa Mountain View (V 80-38, JV 37-17), Desert Ridge (V 67-38, JV 38-26), and Basha (V 70-58, JV 45-32)
  • Boys Basketball def. Mesa Mountain View (V 63-48, F 67-36) and Desert Ridge ( V 56-38, JV 65-50)
  • Girls Soccer def. Corona (V 4-0, JV 2-1)
  • Wrestling Multi Meet
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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Tues, Dec 18th: Girls Soccer vs Desert Mountain: JV @ 4 pm, Varsity @ 6 pm; Varsity Wrestling Multi Meet @ 3 pm
  • Fri, Jan 5th: Girls Basketball vs Xavier Prep: F @ 4 pm, JV @ 5:30 pm, Varsity @ 7 pm; Boys Soccer vs Desert Vista: JV @ 4 pm, Varsity @ 6 pm

CHS SERVES THE COMMUNITY

Last week was a big week for community service. CHS’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) participated in the Chandler Care Center Toy Drive by making ornaments with children from the Chandler community. Additionally, Academic Decathlon served at Feed My Starving Children. Softball volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House and is hosting a “Christmas on Upland” fundraiser this Saturday. CHS is so proud of the great work our students do for the community!

CHOIR CONCERT

Last Monday’s Choir Concert was a terrific way to celebrate the holidays! Chandler High’s choirs entertained the large CCA crowd with a number of festive songs and creative choreography. Well done!

WINTER SHOWCASE

CHS Theatre presented its Winter Showcase last week. Theatre I and III students performed karaoke and monologues, and APAC/Company Theatre performed their Arizona State Thespian (ITS) Festival pieces, which all received superior and excellent ratings. Great work, Wolves!

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CHANDLER HIGH SOFTBALL- ‘CHRISTMAS ON UPLAND”

The Chandler High Softball Booster Club is hosting a fundraiser this Saturday, December 23rd. Stop by this well-known neighborhood to see some extravagant holiday lights, eat some treats, and support the Chandler High Softball team. Walk the streets to see the lights, or take advantage of the horse-carriage for rides down the street. The neighborhood is off Warner Road – between the 101 freeway and Dobson Road.

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#THINKFIRST

As part of CHS’s drug prevention program, students were given the opportunity to answer questions and spin for cool prizes such as t-shirts, tote bags, notebooks, etc.

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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!

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

PSAT SCORES

PSAT Scores Are Back - Score distribution was on Thursday, December 14th, and Friday, December 15th, in the College and Career Center during lunch. Still need your scores? Please see your alpha counselor for report materials. Review REMIND link and attachments for score interpretation. Or register for a FREE webinar with Method Test Prep to understand scores.

SENIOR PANORAMIC PHOTO

SENIORS: It’s that time of year to be aware that Goldbeck Photography will be here on January 26th at 8am to take the annual senior panoramic photo. For more information go to the CHS Web site and look under the information tab for seniors. Please remember to mark your calendar for January 26th.

LOST AND FOUND

It’s almost the end of the semester and we have a number of items that have not been claimed in lost and found. Any items not claimed by end of this Thursday, December 21st, will be donated.

INFO FOR INCOMING FRESHMEN

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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.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! SCHOOL WILL RESUME ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 9TH.