Chaparral's Good News!

Second Semester 2020-2021

Week 19: May 10-14, 2021

On behalf of our Administrative Team...

Weekend Highlights

Hello Cougar Families,

Our staff is extremely grateful to our Community Club for their weeklong surprises to celebrate all of the teachers with breakfasts, special luncheons, personalized tumblers, and so much more! Our school is also thankful for our CAPA parents who delivered generous tokens of appreciation. In addition, a huge thank you to Mrs. Santiago and her family for their unexpected delivery of Costco hotdogs and beverages on Monday, May 3rd for our teachers! Finally, an abundance of gratitude for our WVUSD's support and freshly baked cookies delivered on Thursday, May 6th by Dr. Torres!

Week of May 10th
  • 7th gr. Textbook returns; Yearbook pick-ups
  • Band instrument collections (05/10 or 05/11) by appointment w/teacher 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
  • Guitar collections (05/11 or 05/14 for "in-person" learners; 05/13 for "remote" learners)
  • Awards webinar for 6th, 7th, and 8th-graders with SSRAs on Friday, May 14th @ 1:10 PM
Week of May 17th
  • 8th gr. Textbook returns; Yearbook pick-ups
  • 8th graders Gold Cord/Awards/Yearbook distributions
  • Orchestra instrument collections (05/18 or 05/20) by appointment w/teacher 1-3 PM
Week of May 24th
  • A-L "in-person" learners on 05/24
  • M-Z "in-person" learners on 05/25
  • All students "remote" learning on 05/26
  • All 6th and 7th graders "remote" learning on 05/27
  • Promotion for 8th-graders at DBHS on 05/27

Weekly Schedule: Student Reminders

Hello Cougar Students,

Remember to check out our ASB's weekly activity for Appreciation for First Responders and post it onto the Padlet found on your counselor's Google Classroom for a chance at earning a Spirit Pack! Students should click on the image or link HERE for our revised calendar and zoom in to view the remaining school days for important information.


"In-Person" Learners - 7:50 AM Gates #1 or #2 are OPEN

    "Remote" Learners - 8:00 AM log onto your teacher's Google Classroom for Zoom access

    MONDAY: May 10th

    • Period 2 @ 8:00 AM - 9:20 AM;
    • Period 4 @ 9:35 AM - 10:55 AM;
    • Period 6 @ 11:10 AM - 12:30 PM;
    • Structured Tutorial @ 1:10 PM -2:30 PM
    • In-Person 7th graders return books during their scheduled Social Studies class time

    TUESDAY: May 11th

    • Period 3 @ 8:00 AM - 9:20 AM;
    • Period 5 @ 9:35 AM - 10:55 AM;
    • Period 1 @ 11:10 AM - 12:30 PM;
    • Structured Tutorial @ 1:10 PM -2:30 PM
    • In-Person 7th graders return books during their scheduled Social Studies class time
    • OPTIONAL - BOOK CLUB with Mrs. Ebel @ 1:10 PM

    WEDNESDAY: May 12th

    "Remote Learning" - ALL students learning online; no "in-person learning" on campus

    • Virtual 7th-grade learners' parents return books during scheduled time (sent by email)
    • Period 1 @ 8:00 AM - 8:40 AM;
    • Period 2 @ 8:45 AM - 9:25 AM;
    • Period 3 @ 9:30 AM - 10:10 AM;
    • Break @ 10:10 AM - 10:20 AM;
    • Period 4 @ 10:20 AM - 11:00 AM;
    • Period 5 @ 11:05 AM - 11:45 AM;
    • Period 6 @ 11:50 AM - 12:30 PM;
    • STAFF MEETING @ 1:10 PM

    THURSDAY: May 13th
    • Period 4 @ 8:00 AM - 9:20 AM;
    • Period 6 @ 9:35 AM - 10:55 AM;
    • Period 2 @ 11:10 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Structured Tutorial @ 1:10 PM -2:30 PM
    • In-Person 7th graders return books during their scheduled Social Studies class time

    FRIDAY: May 14th
    • Period 5 @ 8:00 AM - 9:20 AM;
    • Period 1 @ 9:35 AM - 10:55 AM;
    • Period 3 @ 11:10 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Structured Tutorial @ 1:10 PM -2:30 PM
    • In-Person 7th graders return books during their scheduled Social Studies class time
    Big picture
    Good News!

    Featured news!


    Our spectacular BAND together under the direction of Mrs. Schroerlucke! The WIND ENSEMBLE performs "The Willow Tree" and "Small" during a recent virtual event, click on the video below to hear their musical gifts to us all!
    The Willow Tree
    Jupiter Small

    An Evening of Singing!

    Our choir hosted virtual performances on Wednesday, May 5th with "celebrity" appearances by our staff! Thank you Chaparral choir and Mrs. Davis for a wonderful night full of great singing and Disney Villian-themed tunes!

    WVEF: 50 Years of Excellence

    Our Walnut Valley Educational Foundation takes our community on a journey to highlight WVUSD's 50 Years of Excellence... Enjoy a sneak preview of the upcoming documentary!
    50 Years of Excellence--WVUSD Documentary Trailer


    Registration began on March 15th! Our Summer School 2021 courses will be taught by several of our Chaparral teachers. Here is the link to Dedicated-2-Learning for our summer school options with complete course descriptions.

    (Sign up promptly, as courses are now generating a WAITING LIST. Anyone who is now on a waitlist will be contacted by a D2L staff member prior to Summer School.)

    Health Office

    Immunizations and more!


    Happy National Nurses' Day to Ms. Gallegos!

    Our health office is asking parents to be sure their child's immunizations are up to date. For more information on the required immunizations for school (i.e., in-person learning), click HERE. If you have questions about your child's health records after visiting our nurse's website, then feel free to contact the following staff members:

    Librarian's Corner

    Visit Ms. Carlson's website for books and more information on our library media center.

    More BOOKS!

    Attention all bookworms! Click on the link HERE to view more books available to students for checking out from our library. Email our librarian, Ms. Carlson, if you have any questions at


    6th Grade Counselor - Mr. Tran

    7th Grade Counselor - Ms. Aquino

    8th Grade Counselor - Mrs. Ebel

    Need Emotional Support?

    Your SSRAs are available to check-in with students.

    Click the link here.

    Community Club: Website

    Click on the link to view information on our monthly parent group meetings.


    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    • Our district has a Diversity Think Tank (DTT) focused on celebrating our ongoing steps towards equity, inclusion, and diversity. Feel free to review the link HERE to see resources provided by our community.
    • Chinese American Parents Association (CAPA) website at for more information
    • An overview of the month of May:

      - May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in the United States to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks on the project were Chinese immigrants.

      - May is Older Americans Month, established in 1963 to honor the legacies and contributions of older Americans and to support them

      - May is Jewish American Heritage Month, which recognizes the diverse contributions of the Jewish people to American culture.

      - May is Mental Health Awareness Month (or Mental Health Month), which aims to raise awareness and educate the public about mental illnesses