Chandler High Wolf Bytes
School of Champions
The CHS Theatre Department, under the direction of Ms. Stephanie Likes, attended the AZ State Thespian Conference and earned a number of accolades. Congratulations to the following performers: Terin Perla/Solo Musical: Superior Rating (received gold medal); Nina Dang and Joaquin Lara/Duo Musical: Excellent Rating; Vanessa Montero and Ryan Belair/Duo Scene: Excellent rating; Jordan Richardson/Monologue: Excellent Rating; Eris Reed, David Westlake, Dom Williams, Katja Smeltzer/Reader's Theatre: Excellent Rating; Andrew Hopson, Alexa Marron, Brynne Waterhouse, Briana Leon/Tech Challenge: Superior Rating; Brynne Waterhouse and Briana Leon/Props Change-over (Tech Challenge Individual): #1 IN THE STATE out of 47 Teams (pictured with trophy)!
Congratulations to the CHS Wolf Pack Band for taking 2nd place at the AzMBA Circuit Competition. The band is directed by Mr. Harout Boyajian and Mr. Steve Quintana. Great way to end the marching season!
National Honor Society Blood Drive
National Honor Society hosted a Blood Drive last Tuesday to support United Blood Services during the holidays. Thanks to the CHS students and staff members who donated!
DECA members and friends recently volunteered at Feed My Starving Children. With gloves and hairnets on, students scooped, poured, weighed, and sealed, all with the hopes to successfully send as many meals as possible to those in need. With at least six people at every table, it was a full house and there was not a shortage of high energy or excitement within the packing room. Within two hours, DECA created enough meals to feed over 60 children for a year. DECA is extremely happy to be able to take part in something that is truly changing the world, for we know that DECA is creating leaders who will impact tomorrow.
Congratulations to Mrs. Thomas's 2nd hour Chemistry class for donating the most money during CHS’s Turkey Drive. Second hour classes were challenged to donate money to buy turkeys for the Chandler Care Center's annual food drive. Student Council treated the class with hot chocolate and cookies last Wednesday.
CHS’s JROTC completed their annual trip to Luke AFB last week. The cadets visited various agencies on the active duty base to see the different jobs that the Air Force has available and needs to function to fulfill its mission. The cadets saw a number of weapons and where and how they are loaded onto aircraft. They also observed where and how Air Force personnel are trained on small arms, M-16's, pistols, rifles, etc. From there the cadets went out to the flightline where there were F-35's, and the cadets got to hear a briefing from an F-35 pilot and ask questions. Finally, the cadets were taken to the chow hall for lunch right along with other active duty AF personnel.
prevention and awareness week
During the week of November 16th, Chandler High hosted Prevention and Awareness Week. Each day an average of 1000 students were able to listen to presentations that affect students every day. Christina Tetreault spoke about suicide awareness, Natalia Chimbo-Andrade talked about prescription drug use, Ted Huntington taught self-esteem building skills, and Officer Keipert presented about how the law applies to adolescence. Thanks to Mrs. Erin Zius, CHS Social Worker, and Officer Keipert, CHS SRO, for organizing and hosting the valuable event.
The Chandler High School IB Parent Booster Group will be sponsoring an ACT/SAT combo practice test on Saturday, January 9th from 8:00am-12 noon (check-in begins at 7:30am) at Chandler High School (Cafeteria). For students who are considering whether to take the SAT or the ACT, Kaplan has designed a unique combined sample test. (Taking both complete tests would take more than 7 hours.) Kaplan's combined sample test provides practice questions from each section of both tests, and will give students a taste of what to expect whether they decide to take the SAT, ACT, or both. The sample test is followed by answers, explanations, and a guide on how to score your answers to calculate a percentage on each section. The calculated scores are designed give you a general indication of your potential performance on each test, which may help you in your consideration of which test may be better suited to your strengths.
Cost: $10 per student
SIGN UP for the exam and PAY (cash or checks only) during lunch B at the IB table in the courtyard during the week of December 7.
Additionally, check out 15 Days to Final Exam Success for great tips and tools to help students start preparing for their finals on December 16th and 17th. Thanks to Mrs. Anne Bender for creating it!
parent education meeting
CHS will host a Parent Education Meeting in the Chandler High School Career Center (Administration Building) on Thursday, December 3rd, from 6:30 to 8:00pm.
Teenagers struggle with so many different issues, and sometimes they self-medicate as a coping mechanism. This can be seen in behavior changes, attitude adjustments, and in personal relationships. Do you ever wonder if your teen is struggling, and would you recognize the signs of self-medicating behavior?
Stephanie Siete, Director of Community Education for Community Bridges, Incorporated (CBI), will present info on current drug trends, the signs and symptoms of teen drug use, and preventative measures that can be taken to support teenagers as they navigate this difficult space. She will also provide resources for families to utilize. For further questions, please contact Chandler High’s Social Worker, Erin Zius, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEND MR. ROTHER OVER THE EDGE!
LADY WOLVES TEDDY BEAR DRIVE
It is that time of year again! The Girls Track Team is collecting teddy bears and blankets to help homeless and needy families for Christmas. Last year the team collected 182 teddy bears and assorted stuffed animals and distributed them at Chandler and Gilbert area hospitals, as well as the Chandler Care Center. Their goal this year is to top 200 bears and 100 blankets. Students can drop off donations in Coach Eric Richardson’s room 122; community members can drop off their donations in the CHS front office. The team will be collecting bears and blankets through December 12th.
YEARBOOK SENIOR ADS
Process for purchasing a Yearbook Senior Ad: For more information, visit the yearbook website.
- Payment for the Ad: Cash or a check written to Chandler High School Yearbook, paid to the bookstore.
- Give bookstore your envelope with student name, grade, email address, & ID number on it. In the envelope include Senior Ad Order Form which shows page option (⅛, ¼, ½, full).
- If you are NOT submitting through email, include Senior Ad form, photos & TYPED text in envelope. You are encouraged to send photos & text thru email address below.
- Count the photo spaces on the yearbook spread that you have chosen, and only send that many photos through the email. You may only be able to send 1 to 3 photos maximum for each email you send us. This is the preferred way of sending photos & text to us. Pictures will NOT be returned! If you do not have email, you can submit photos on a CD put it in an envelope and then give to Bookstore.
Also, text must be typed and sent to the email address below. If you have no access to a computer, the information will be available at the school bookstore.
Email address: email@example.com
Help support extra-curricular activities and extended learning beyond the regular school day by making a tax credit donation to Chandler High School. The state of Arizona allows taxpayers to receive a tax credit of up to $200 ($400 if married and filing jointly) when you make a tax credit donation to our school. Yes, taxpayers receive a dollar-for-dollar credit towards their state tax return. Tutoring, student clubs and field trips are just a few of the enrichment programs that are supported through tax credit donations. Click here for more info, and please name Chandler High School as the recipient of your donation. Thank you for your support!
Help CHS win money by shopping at Chandler Fashion Center and The Boulevard Shops for the holidays!
• Take a photo with Santa and submit your receipt in January to earn double points plus 1,000 bonus points. Visit the link for hours, pricing and a special offer.
• Adopt an angel from the Salvation Army Trees located on the lower level in the
Sears Court. Get a receipt for your donation and bring to Guest Services by January 31 to receive 1,000 points per angel.