Chandler High Wolf Bytes
School of Champions
October 31, 2016
Congratulations to Alexis Mee, CHS Senior, for her 4th place finish in the State Badminton Tournament! In addition to excelling in badminton, Alexis participates in Band, is a member of Student Council, and maintains a 4.5 GPA in a full schedule of IB/AP courses.
CHS GIRLS GOLF MAKES HISTORY
The 2016 Girls Golf Team finished the regular season as the first team in CHS history to qualify for the State Tournament as a team. This year’s team improved tremendously from last season, shaving nearly 26 strokes per round off of their team score. The girls committed to improving and achieved their goal. Many congrats to team members Alexia Morales, Annika Lagos, Grace Morales, Hope Morales, Sydney Matic, Tressa Stevenson, and Coach Darr. The team will look to finish the season strong as they compete in the State Tournament November 2nd and 3rd at Aguila Golf Club.
CROSS COUNTRY QUALIFIES FOR STATE
Congratulations to the Girls and Boys Cross Country Teams for qualifying for State at last week’s meet! The teams are coached by Mr. Matt Lincoln and Mr. Dave Shapiro.
Last Friday’s Battle for Arizona Avenue began with a courtyard pep rally with segments televised on Fox 10’s morning news. Buzz Rother saved the day (and Scruffy) during a colossal dance-off with a much less-talented Hamilton Husky. Tailgate parties spurred excitement for the night’s competition against HHS. Ultimately, the Wolves defeated the Huskies handily 63-28 and won the Battle. The Wolves take on the Basha Bears this Friday at home at 7:00pm. Go Wolves!
FRESHMEN AND JV FOOTBALL END STRONG SEASONS
The Freshman Wolves defeated the Hamilton Huskies 38-35 last week to finish their season undefeated. The JV team got the win last week beating HHS 43-7 and also had a stellar season, finishing with just one loss. Congratulations, Wolves!
LINK CREW CONFERENCE
Last week, Chandler High hosted a Link Crew conference that drew in schools from all over Arizona. Guest Speaker Patrick Mauer led the Link Student Leaders in a number of icebreakers, inspired them through his opening speech, and engaged them in numerous high-energy activities throughout the morning. Kudos to CHS Link Crew and advisors Mrs. Heather Dyke and Mr. Michael Gray for hosting a great conference!
This Week's Home Events
- Monday, Oct 31st: Winter Sports tryouts begin
Wednesday, Nov. 2nd: CHS FAF$A Open Lab Night from 4:00-6:30pm (See info below to sign up)
Thursday, Nov. 3rd: DECA Career Exploration Expo from 6:00-8:00pm in CHS Cafeteria
- Thursday, Nov. 3rd: Fall Choir Concert @ 7:00pm in CCA Main
- Friday, Nov 4th: CHS Wolves vs. Basha Bears in 1st round of State Football Playoffs- 7:00pm
The AIA has set entry fees of $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students with high school ID. Children five and under are admitted free.
Last week was Make-A-Wish Week, and CHS and HHS collected over $ 4900 to help create a life-changing wish experience for a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. Thanks to the schools’ student councils for organizing the drive, an awesome way for two rival schools to come together for a great cause.
DECA SERVING THE COMMUNITY
DECA did their part at Feed My Starving Children last week, preparing meals to feed 88 children for a year. They are sponsored by Mrs. Kim Frahm. Fantastic work!
ASU SCHOOL OF SUSTAINABILITY PARTNERSHIP
Students from the AP/IB Environmental Science classes took their first of four field trips to ASU to work with the ASU Sustainability program. They had the opportunity to take a tour of ASU, see a presentation on College Readiness, and listen to Colin Tetreault discuss water issues in the state of Arizona.
CHANDLER CAREER EXPLORATION EXPO
Chandler High School’s DECA will be hosting its First Annual Career Exploration Expo on Thursday, November 3rd, from 6:00-8:00pm in the Chandler High Cafeteria. Some of the businesses that are participating are Intel, Microchip, Chandler Police and Fire Departments, and Paypal. Colleges will be in attendance as well. Join us for a fun, engaging time and get a head start down your career path! View the Expo Flyer for additional info.
FAF$A OPEN LAB NIGHT
ATTN: graduating senior students and parents! You are invited to participate in our upcoming FAF$A Open Lab Night! We have 20 appointment slots available per 30 minute time increments. Chandler High School’s night is on Wednesday, November 2 from 4-6:30 pm. If you cannot attend on November 2, you are welcome to attend at any site below, on any date that works best for you. Please select one appointment time slot per student at the time/date of your choosing. Sign up at http://www.cusd80.com/Page/84278
Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at your scheduled time! Let the funds begin!
November 1, 2016 ACP Erie FAF$A Open Lab Night
November 2, 2016 CHS FAF$A Open Lab Night
November 9, 2016 PHS FAF$A Open Lab Night
November 16, 2016 HHS FAF$A Open Lab Night
November 17, 2016 BHS FAF$A Open Lab Night
IMPORTANT DATES FOR SENIORS AND PARENTS
Senior Cap and Gown orders will be taken in the courtyard during lunch A and B on November 2nd and 3rd.
CHS is hosting Jostens Parent Information Night on November 2nd from 5:00-7:00pm in the Cafeteria.
CIRCLE K FUEL UP WINNERS
Congratulations to the Baum and Limbeck families for winning the first round of $50 gift cards for fueling up at Circle K’s Fuel Up event two weeks ago. CHS and Circle K will host three more fundraising events this school year. Watch for info coming soon!
CEF IMPACT SCHOLARS PROGRAM
ALL 9th graders will be receiving information on the IMPACT Chandler Scholars Program on November 1st. They will be given a Student Participation Commitment Form to have signed. The open enrollment period ends November 7th. Please look for this form and encourage your student to sign up.
IMPACT Chandler Scholars (ICS) is primarily a recognition reward program for Chandler Unified School District high school students. IMPACT Chandler Scholars who complete the program by demonstrating academic excellence, exemplary attendance, and a commitment to service in the community over four years of high school often qualify for scholarship and financial aid opportunities their senior year.
FREE SAT/ACT COMBO PRACTICE TEST
On November 13th, there will be a Free SAT/ACT Combo Practice Test held by Kaplan Test Prep to help students decide between the SAT and ACT. Participants will receive their scores immediately following the exam. The practice test will be held at the Tempe Public Library from 12:30pm-4:30pm. It will also be offered in a Live Online format throughout the weekend of Nov 12-13. Space is limited - sign up at www.kaptest.com/practicetestweekend.
Girls Basketball Fundraiser
Tuesday, Nov. 15th, 4-9pm
590 North Alma School Road
Let Floridino’s do the cooking for you! Dine in and/or order carry-out for dinner. All you have to do is mention you want your purchase to go towards CHS Girls Basketball. Floridino’s will donate 20% back to US!!! So tell your family and tell your friends! The bigger turnout, the more money we collect. Who could turn down an opportunity for PIZZA MUFFINS!?!?! We will see you there! Menu Available at www.floridinos.net.
MAYOR’S TEEN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
Calling all Chandler teens! You are encouraged to apply for Mayor Jay Tibshraeny’s Teen Leadership Academy. During the five-day program, students will meet with elected officials, managers and staff from every City’s department to better understand how Arizona’s fourth largest city is run.
The free academy will run from March 13-17, (Chandler Unified School District’s spring intersession) from approximately 9 a.m. to noon. Students must have transportation to and from City Hall during the duration of the program.
Applications for the program are available online and must be submitted by Friday, December 2.
CAREER CENTER NEWS
The College and Career Center is hosting numerous colleges this fall. If you’re interested in attending a presentation, see Dr. Bonillas to receive a pass. For a complete list of upcoming 2nd quarter college visits, please take a look at the college visits list.
Thursday and Friday, November 3rd and 4th, are Arizona Construction Career Days. View the Career Days Flyer for more info.
CHANDLER CARE CENTER
Are you looking for a way to help families in need this holiday season? The Chandler CARE Center’s Thanksgiving Family Assistance Day on Saturday, November 19th is your opportunity! Please join CHS in helping to provide the makings for a Thanksgiving meal to Chandler families in need. There is no need to wait until November to donate; CHS will take your donations of turkeys, canned fruits, dry pinto beans, cereal, boxed stuffing, boxed desserts (pudding or Jell-O), canned vegetables, soup, rice, instant mashed potatoes, pasta, mac and cheese, toiletries, hygiene items (shampoo, soap, deodorant, etc.), and paper goods (paper towels, tissue, toilet paper). Donations can be dropped off at the front office by Wednesday, November 16th. Thank you for your support of the CARE Center and your commitment to helping Chandler families in need!