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remembering 9/11

The CHS students, staff and community honored America’s armed forces and paid tribute to the lives lost on 9/11 by donning red, white and blue and waving hundreds of flags during Thursday’s varsity football game vs. Desert Ridge. CHS’s AFJROTC presented the colors pre-game, and Colonel Jones and MSgt Goodson flipped the game coin. The Varsity Wolves, helmeted with a flag-themed C-Wolf, went on to defeat Desert Ridge 60-39.

Photos Courtesy of Elizabeth Bishop Photography.

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CHS Athlete N'Keal Harry Honored

On Thursday, September 10th, N’Keal Harry, CHS Varsity Wide Receiver, was presented his 2015 Under Armour All-American Game jersey. Read this article on N’Keal for a special inside look at N’Keal and what drives his success. The article was contributed by guest writer Haley Dawson, a sports reporter at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at ASU.

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house of payne volleyball invitational

CHS hosted the House of Payne Volleyball Invitational last week, and one of our very own received All-Tournament honors. Senior Moira Murphy made the 2015 HOP All-Tournament Team (pictured below with Coach Audra Slemmer). Great job, Moira!

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CHS Girls Golf

Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Golf Team for earning individual medals last week at the CUSD Tourney. Annika Lagos, Alyssa Prothro, and Sydney Matic were awarded medals for their play. They are coached by Kyle Darr.

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Last Week's Wins

  • Freshman Football vs Desert Ridge 53-16
  • JV Football Vs Desert Ridge 44-14
  • Varsity Football vs Desert Ridge 60-39
  • Freshman Girls Volleyball vs Highland 2-0
  • JV Girls Volleyball vs Highland 2-1
  • Varsity Girls Volleyball vs Highland 3-1
  • Freshman Girls Volleyball vs Sunnyslope 2-0

this week's home events

  • Tuesday, 9/15: Badminton vs Gilbert @ 3:30pm; Boys Golf vs Maricopa/Marcos de Niza @ Oakwood 3:00pm start
  • Wednesday, 9/16: Freshman Girls Tennis vs Corona Del Sol @ 3:30pm; Wolves Dive Meet time TBA
  • Thursday, 9/17: Freshman Boys Tennis vs Basha @ 3:30pm; Freshman Football vs Horizon @ 6:00pm
  • Friday, 9/18: Varsity Football vs Horizon @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, 9/19: Wolves Classic Swim Meet @ 7:00am

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Photo Courtesy of Paul Mason


September 14th-18th is Spirit Week. See the daily spirit themes below, and come out to support the Wolves Friday night vs. Horizon at 7:00pm on Austin Field. Rio Carnival is the theme of Saturday’s Homecoming Dance. Tickets are on sale for $15 in the bookstore through 3:00pm on Friday, September 18th.

Monday- Jersey Day

Tuesday-Twin Day

Wednesday-Western Day

Thursday- Neon Day and Royalty Assembly

Friday- Hawaiian day, Parade and Football Game

Saturday- Rio Carnival Homecoming Dance

View the video below to learn more about CHS spirit week.

Spirit Week

choir sings barbershop

Last week, CHS Choir hosted the 2015 Barbershop Extravaganza and performed to a packed CCA house. The Men’s Choir, Treblemakers, Chamber Choir and combined choirs shared the stage with the four-time international champion Scottsdale Chorus, which includes a large number of CHS alumni and is directed by Ms. Lori Lyford, CHS Choir Director.


The Chandler High School Theater Department will present I Never Saw Another Butterfly on September 15th, 16th, and 17th at 7:00 p.m. at the Chandler Center for the Arts Bogle Theater. Tickets are $7 at the door. The play, which has a cast of 22, and takes place during the Holocaust, is adapted from the book by Celeste Raspanti and is directed by Ms. Stephanie Likes, CHS Theater Teacher and Director.

hiking club

The CHS Hiking Club enjoyed an adventure at South Mountain on Saturday, September 5th. Their sponsor is Mrs. Carol Gould, CHS Social Studies Teacher. For more info on the club, see Mrs. Gould in rm. 219.

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STUCO updates

CHS Student Council recently attended an Arizona Association of Student Council Spirit Conference. The Wolves represented CHS well and were challenged to show their passion for their school campus.

Ready to have some fun and earn money for CHS at the same time? Student Council is selling Pogo Passes for $39.99 and will get $5 back for each card purchased. Once purchased, the Pogo Pass is a membership that offers 12 months of FREE admissions to seventeen venues. Passes can be instantly printed, or scanned from a smart phone. View the Pogo Passes flyer for a list of venues and more info. Use promo code: chswolves

upcoming world language fair

Save the date! The CHS World Language Department is hosting the 2015 World Language Fair on Thursday, October 29th. Students who would like to audition for cultural performances need to see Dr. Foerst in room 516.

volleyball fundraiser

Support CHS Volleyball by dining at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse in Chandler (3155 West Chandler Boulevard) on Wednesday, September 16th from 5:00-10:00pm. Just bring the attached flyer with you the day of the fundraiser, and 15% of total food and soft beverage purchases from all guests will be donated back to CHS Girls Volleyball. Thanks for your support!


CHS Spiritline is sponsoring a toy drive for Phoenix Children's Hospital during September for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Please support this great cause by dropping off new toys and/or blankets to the front office or students’ homerooms.

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1 - The Chandler Unified School District continues to grow approximately 600 to 1,000 students a year which requires additional classrooms, related furniture, technology and equipment.

2 - Funding is necessary to maintain and protect the District's $683,000,000 investment in existing facilities. Currently the State is only providing the District with $3,069,209 in additional district assistance to help maintain our facilities annually.

For additional information, visit the district website.

Following the 2012 elections, Arizona ranked 45th in the nation for voter turnout. To combat this startling statistic, O’Connor House, the legacy project of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, has launched a new voter engagement initiative, The Great Voter Challenge. Register to vote here.

“Roughly half of Arizona voters actually vote and that’s frightening. I hope that we can encourage every citizen to register and vote. It’s so important, and Arizona can do better on that score.” - Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

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In order to vote in the November election, you must register by October 5, 2015. Ballots will be mailed on October 8, 2015. Election Day is November 3, 2015.


YEARBOOK DEADLINE: The Early Bird Yearbook Sale will be ending in less than two weeks. You can still buy the 2015-16 yearbook for $50.00. The price will increase after September 25th. Payment can be made in the Chandler High Bookstore or online at

Leasure Portrait Studio will be on campus at the Chandler Center for the Arts on Tuesday, September 22nd to retake underclass (9-11 grade) student photos for those interested. If students were unable to have their photos taken on the Underclass Photo Day in August, or are new to Chandler High School since the middle of August, then it is important that they sit for the camera on September 22nd, the last opportunity for the 2015-16 yearbook.

Also, parents as you attend games, concerts, and activities at Chandler High, if you have some great photos that you would like to share with us for yearbook consideration, we have a Jostens yearbook APP called that you can download on your Smartphone and then you upload your photos using this Jostens app. Yearbook staff will consider all photos on replay it and will select those that will fit best the creator’s page design.

career center news

COLLEGE PRESENTATIONS: Sign up in the Career Center

  • Duke University- Tuesday, 9/15 @ 7:00pm (Regional Presentation at Desert Vista H.S.)
  • Northern Arizona University- Wednesday, 9/16 @ 8:30am
  • University of Southern California- Wednesday, 9/16 @ 9:30am
  • Vanderbilt University- Monday, 9/21 @ 10:00am
  • Case Western Reserve University- Tuesday, 9/22 @ 9:00am
  • University of Northern Colorado- Greely- Tuesday, 9/22 @ 10:30am
  • U of A Honors College- Wednesday, 9/23 @ 8:30am
  • University of Chicago- Thursday, 9/24 @ 10:30am
  • Oklahoma State University- Friday, 9/25 @ 8:00am
  • Colorado State University- Friday, 9/25 @ 9:45am
  • University of Oregon- Friday, 9/25 @ 10:30am
  • TCU- Friday, 9/25 @ 12:30pm
  • Western State University- Friday, 9/25 @ 1:15pm

New presentations are added daily. Visit the Career Center webpage to access the Career Center Calendar and other valuable info.

COLLEGE FAIRS AND SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATIONS: See the Career Center Calendar or Mrs. Thoren for additional info.

· CUSD College Fair- Monday, 9/21 from 5:45pm-8:00pm at the CCA

· National College Fair- Sunday, 9/27 @11:00am at the Phoenix Convention Center