Chapin High's Parent Newsletter

June 2022

Message from the Principal

Eagle Family,

Believe it or not, we are at the end of another successful school year. 2021-2022 has been filled with so many extraordinary accomplishments, it’s difficult to select only a few to mention. Academically, we continue to perform with or above the best high schools across the state, based on our SAT, ACT, AP and EOC scores. Athletically, we have watched numerous teams win region, lower state and district titles, with Cheer winning their 16th state championship. Our performing arts programs have excelled as well, with choir and band receiving superior ratings in their state competitions. This success is only possible due to the incredible partnership between school and home, and for this I am grateful to you and your efforts to keep Chapin High School at the top.

To officially bring this year to a close, we will honor our seniors with the commencement ceremony on June 3rd at Colonial Life arena. Congratulations to all of our graduates, and congratulations to all of the parents and guardians who have walked this 13 year journey with their child.

For those of you who have students returning, I hope you have a restful summer and are excited about our return on August 16th.

As always,

We aRe Ready to Learn

We aRe Respectful to Others

We aRe Responsible to Ourselves

We aRe a Thousand Passions with One Heartbeat

We aRe Chapin!

Michael Ames


Chapin High School

Upcoming Dates

5/27 thru 6/2: Underclassmen exams

5/30: Memorial Day Holiday, school and offices closed

5/31- 6/2: EOC Testing, all subject make-up: 8:30am - 11:30am, rm 322

6/2: Graduation practice

6/3: Last day for students and teachers, half day schedule is below

6/3: CHS Graduation: 4:00pm @ Colonial Life Arena

Click Here for Graduating Class Information

6/15:The Course Change FORM for 2022-2023 School year must be turned into the school counseling office by the June 15, 2022 Deadline.

Underclassman Exams

Friday, 5/27: 5B & 7B

Tuesday, 5/31: 1A & 3A

Wednesday, 6/1: 6B & 8B

Thursday, 6/2: 2A & 4A

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Attention: Proof of Residency & Health Card Info Required for Each Student

School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties requires THREE (3) Proofs of Residency be submitted annually in order for your child to attend Lexington-Richland School District Five. Our 2022-2023 proof of residency site along with the CHS Health Card Form is now active.

You may submit all forms electronically via the following links:

Proof of Residence: Proof of Residency Form

All documentation presented must show THE CURRENT MONTH’S DATE and The PROPERTY OWNER’S NAME OR the PARENT/GUARDIAN’S NAME.

  • One of the following:
    • 2022 Property Tax Bill for the permanent residence
    • Mortgage Statement (current)
    • Rental Lease (complete copy, listing all occupants)
  • Two of the following:
    • Vehicle Tax Registration
    • Voter Registration Card
    • Utility bills cannot be dated earlier than April 15, 2022
    • Electric Bill
    • Water Bill
    • Telephone Bill
    • Cable/Satellite Bill

Health Card: Health Card Form


May Students of the Month

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CHS Journalism Awards

SC Scholastic Press Association 2022 Spring Awards

Spring Online Visual Categories

Photo Gallery

Social media

  • First place – Carolann Derrick, CSPN Eagles, Chapin HS For the management of our social media presence.

NO Late Start Wednesday for the remainder of the year.

There are no Late Start Wednesday's in June of 2022. Click Here for the 2021-2022 D5 High School Late Start Days calendar.
Testing Schedule

For end of year testing info

2022-23 Course Change Request Deadline

The Course Change FORM for 2022-2023 School year must be turned into the school counseling office by the June 15, 2022 Deadline.

We Need You!

Get Involved With Chapin High's School Improvement Council (SIC)!

Chapin High School, as stipulated by law, has a School Improvement Council (SIC) that serves as an advisory body to the principal and assists in the continuous improvement of the school. The SIC is composed of parents, teachers, students, and representatives of the community. Six parent representatives are elected. Three (3) seats are open for the two-year term beginning with the 2022-2023 school year. Nomination forms are available on Chapin High School and Chapin Middle School websites.

If you will have a student in grades 9-12 for the 2022-2023 school year and would like to be a candidate or to nominate an individual for the SIC, please complete this FORM and email it to Christy Todd, SIC Chair, along with a brief biography, by 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2022.

If you are unable to email your form and biography, please mail to: Chapin High School, Attention Cheryl Longshore, School Secretary, 300 Columbia Ave., Chapin, SC 29036. Mail-in forms must be received by CHS no later than Friday, June 3, 2022.

See more about the roles and responsibilities of SICs at the South Carolina SIC website

SIC Elections will take place in August. If we can have in-person Schedule pick-up, then elections will take place then. If not, an alternative arrangement will be made as we get closer to the opening of school. Last year, due to COVID 19, the elections were held via Google form that was emailed out to each parent at the beginning of school.

Each parent of Chapin High School 9th-12th grade 2022-23 students will be able to vote for three nominees.

Athletic News

2022 AAAAA Boys Golf 2022 State Runner Up

Congratulations to the Chapin High School Boys Golf team. 2022 AAAAA State Runner up! Also congratulations to Chase Cline, named to All State.
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Chapin Men's Soccer - 5A State Runner-up

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Congratulations to the Chapin Men's Soccer Team as they finished the season as Lower State Champions and 2022 5A State Finalist. Junior Carson Graves was named to the All State Team and All Region 5A. Joining him on the all region team were Seniors Arlis Dawsey, Wilson Overstreet, and Juniors Tillman McClure and Thomas Holstein. Coach Bob Taylor was named Region 5 Coach of the Year and the Team finished as Region Co Champions.
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Chapin Girl's soccer

Congratulations to Chad Bridges, Chapin Women’s Soccer Coach-Region 5A Coach of the Year

Girls' Track Team Lower State Champions!

On May 14th, Chapin track team won the Lower State Championship!

Congratulations to Coach Rudolph Bowers for being named the Boys Track and Field Region 5-5A Coach of the Year and to Coach Ryan Plexico for being named the Girls Track and Field Region 5-5A Coach of the Year.

We would like to recognize these athletes that have qualified for the following events at the State Championship:

Boys 100 Meters - Bennett Galloway

Girls 100 Meters - Elise Elliott

Boys 200 Meters - Bennett Galloway

Girls 200 Meters - Elise Elliott

Girls 400 Meters - Jesma Evans and Elise Elliott

Girls 800 Meters - Abigail White, Jesma Evans, Georgia Babcock

Boys 1600 Meters - Charles Tuttle

Girls 1600 Meters - Abigail White

Girls 3200 Meters - Georgia Babcock

Girls 100M Hurdles - Evelyn Patrick

Girls 400M Hurdles - Evelyn Patrick

Girls 4x100 Relay - Chapin

Girls 4x400 Relay - Chapin

Boys 4x800 Relay - Chapin

Girls 4x800 Relay- Chapin

Boys High Jump - Benton Terry

Boys Pole Vault - Gunther Babcock

Girls Pole Vault - Drayton Privette

Boys Long Jump - Malcolm Johnson

Boys Shot Put - Duke Molinaro

Girls Shot Put - Bella Martin and Matalyn Barrett

Boys Discus - Duke Molinaro and Jalen King

Girls Discus - Bella Martin and Haven Lynn

Boys Javelin - Jalen King

Girls Javelin - Bella Martin

Chapin Softball

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Chapin Baseball - District Champions!

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District Champions

Congratulations to Chapin Baseball players Matthew Lively and Gray Wells for being selected to the Region 5-5A All Region Team

CHS Swim Team Interest Form

If you are interested in trying out for the Chapin High School Swim Team (new swimmers only. Returning swimmers, please email Coach Alison if you ARE NOT returning) please complete this CHS Swim Team Interest form and submit it. Rising 7-12 grade students are eligible for the fall '22 season. We will be sending out information about try-outs and the upcoming season between now and August.

Class News

Senior Class News

Senior Calendar

Graduation Practice: June 2, 8:25am

Graduation: June 3 at 4:00 pm, Colonial Life Arena

Click HERE to go directly to the Senior Class Graduating Information page on the CHS website

Graduation Info - PLEASE READ


Graduation practice is required. Although it is a requirement, we understand that sometimes circumstances are beyond your control, so if you need to miss, you must have prior approval from Mr. Ames ( If you are late or absent for graduation practice, without prior approval from Mr. Ames, your chair will be removed and you will not be able to participate in Commencement.


Tickets are not required by guests to enter the graduation ceremony.

Dress Code:

Graduation is an important event, and professional attire will be required.

  • Graduation robes and caps will be worn during the ceremony. Graduates will not be permitted to wear decorations or any other adornment on their graduation caps.

  • Dress attire is required.

    • Females may wear dresses, skirt/shirt, rompers, dress pants/shirt with dress sandals or dress shoes. (Unlike Class Day the dress, etc. does not have to be white.)

    • Males should wear dress pants, a collared shirt and tie (regular or bow ties are permissible), dress shoes with socks

Failure to abide by the dress code will result in the student’s removal from the graduation line and subsequent dismissal from participating in the Commencement Exercise. The only graduation regalia (cords, stoles, etc.) allowed are those items associated with District or school academics.

Live stream:

The graduation ceremony will be live streamed. Link will be on the district webpage and will be shared once available.

2022 Letter to Parents of graduates

Club News

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Congratulations Jonah and Reed! Will represent South Carolina in the B.A.S.S. Youth National Bass Tournament

CHS students Jonah Bickley and Reed Williams will be headed to the B.A.S.S. Youth National Bass Tournament in August to represent the state of SC. They were awarded 1st place season points on Saturday May 14 at Santee Cooper through the SC High School Bass challenge. They fished 8 tournaments this season from Sept. 2021-May 2022 on lakes across the state of SC and placed in top 10 each tournament. This is a huge accomplishment in the sport of Bass fishing. They are super excited to go up against 200 boats from all over the U.S. and represent Chapin Youth Bassmasters, Chapin High School and the state of South Carolina.

Beta Club News

Senior Beta Club will sponsor a Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, May 24 (A-day). Students wishing to work the drive or register to donate blood should contact Mrs. Morgan in 335 or email Students age 16 are eligible to donate with a signed parent permission form.

Underclassmen in Senior Beta Club should submit service hours forms by May 31. Service hours may be submitted on paper with Service Hours printable form or hours may be submitted electronically via Senior Beta Club Service Hours google form. We will be collecting Food Pantry non-perishables until May 31. As always, we need new or gently used reusable or paper grocery bags (not plastic single use).

Best wishes to the following students who qualified at Senior Beta State Convention in February and will compete at Senior Beta National Convention: Katie Barfield, 12th Mathematics; Kylie Gilbert, Division 2 Creative Writing; Cindy Ju, 12th Language Arts; Reece Myers, 12th Social Studies; Kate Stover, Creative Writing Division 1.

From the Nurse

Reminder from the Health Room


Please be reminded that:

for any students that have medications stored in the health room, these medications will need to be picked up from the Health Room by 11:45am on Friday 6/3. Any medications still in the Health room will be destroyed that afternoon, as we cannot keep them over the summer. Parents are welcome to come any day during normal school hours prior to the deadline.

General Information

Approved 2022-2023 School Calendar, as of 3/1/2021

Fall Break moved from October 31-November 1, 2022, to October 14-17, 2022. May 30-June 1, 2023, will all be half-days for students.

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Student Parking

Parking Info for 2022-2023 school year

The parking link for the 2022-2023 school year will be available on Friday May 6, at 4pm.

The registration link on the CHS website will not be live until that day and time, and any earlier attempts to sign up will be deleted. The $50 parking fee will be added to student accounts in July, once Alive@25 has been verified. Fees may be paid online at that time, at Please see Mrs. Habat with any parking sign-up questions.

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Library News

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Student Chromebook Year End Procedure

Any student leaving District Five at the end of the school year MUST return the school-issued Chromebook. Please read District Chromebook Collection document thoroughly in order to prepare the Chromebook for collection.

Senior Chromebook Collection is May 16 - 26.

Underclassman Chromebook Collection begins May 31 (or when finished with exams.)

If a student is moving to another school within District Five, they will keep their Chromebook over the summer and take the Chromebook with them to the new school in the Fall.

To prevent accidents, Chromebooks MUST remain in the cover that was issued at all times. Neglect of the device is not covered and will be the financial responsibility of the parent/guardian per the iFive Mobile Device Agreement.

Timeline for Report Cards/Transcripts

Report Cards will be mailed on June 10th.

Transcripts will be loaded to Parchment by June 13th.

Course Change Form for 2022-2023

The Course Change FORM for 2022-2023 School year must be turned into the school counseling office by the June 15, 2022 Deadline.

Summer School Info


If your student has failed a class and received a grade between 50 and 59, they may be eligible to enroll in summer school. To register for summer school, complete the Google Form. Summer School Registration

The process for enrolling for summer school is as follows:

1. School counselors will verify that the student is eligible for credit recovery and have selected the correct course(s).

2. Upon verification of the correct summer school registration, the fee for summer school will be added to the student's school fee account.

3. Once the student has paid the summer school fees, registration will be complete and the student is ready to begin on June 13th.



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  • Real-Time Tutoring: 24 hours a day, seven days a week

  • Click Here to go directly to instructions on how to access Program guide

2022 Summer Enrichment

2022 Summer Enrichment

Summer Opportunities list for the summer. Go check out the many possibilities for your student.

High School Transcript

Please use for any transcript questions.

If your student would like to know what their GPA or class rank is at the conclusion of this year, your student will need to request a copy of their transcript through Parchment. The school counselors are unable to email transcripts, class rank or GPA data. If your student has not created an account in Parchment, please have your student check their student email. All students (9th, 10th, and 11th grade) will receive an email with a link to create their Parchment account. Please note that your student does not need to complete the student profile information, they only need to create the account and click "order" to request that a copy of their transcript be sent to themselves. Additional information regarding how to set up your student's Parchment account may be found on the School Counseling website.

Please note that Parchment requests are processed within 48 hours of the request (during business days Monday - Thursday).

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We Need YOU!

Your PTSO will be looking to fill many vacancies in the coming months as our senior parents prepare to leave us. That means we need YOU to step up and step in to help keep us growing and serving our students and faculty at CHS! If you are interested in helping, from Board positions to Executive positions, there is something to fit everyone. Send us an email or join now if you are interested in holding a position next school year!

We look forward to working together! PTSO is a great chance to be involved and meet other parents in your community! Click this link to join!

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Rent Rocky!

Rocky is located at the Boundary Road entrance to Chapin High School and is

available to rent for painted messages and advertising. All proceeds will benefit the Chapin Academic Leadership Academy Booster Club, a 501(c)(3) organization. Proceeds are used for ALA events, field trips and other student enrichment activities. \

Click Here to complete rental contract.
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Important Numbers/Website/Social Media

Chapin High School: (803) 575-5400

Fax #: (803) 575-5420

School Counseling Office: (803) 575-5405

School Counseling Fax #: (803) 575-5424

CHS website:


Twitter: @ChapinHigh