Chandler High Wolf Bytes
School of Champions
march 27, 2018
Chandler High took three teams to the TEAMS (Test of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) competition at ASU Polytechnic Campus before spring break. Students were divided into groups of 8 and had three tasks: 1) write an essay on how to adapt a building in the community to make it more energy efficient; 2) answer 80 multiple choice questions involving math, science, and engineering prompts; and 3) build a tower out of straws, pipe cleaners, and paper clips. They were charged with building the tallest tower, in the shortest time, which could hold a tennis ball. After the first day of scoring, one of CHS’s teams placed FIRST!
ASU LANGUAGE FAIR
CHS World Language students competed in the ASU International Language Fair in March. CHS’s German program, led by Frau Mello, won 1st place in the German Novice Prepared Recitation and 1st in the German Intermediate Known Play. Additionally, Dr. Foerst’s and Mme Bejarano’s French students competed in the French Novice Prepared Recitation and French Intermediate Student Created Play; we are awaiting the rest of the contest results.
WINTERGUARD CONTINUES WINNING STREAK
The CHS Winterguard competed in two festivals during spring break and earned 1st place for both. They will compete in the State finals on April 6th. Congratulations and good luck!
GOLD SUPER HONORS
Holly Hoogstra, CHS Sophomore, received Gold Super Honors in the Essay category at the Regional Academic Decathlon Meet. Congratulations, Holly!
- Boys Tennis def. Gilbert (V 8-1, JV 7-0)
- Girls Tennis def. Gilbert (V 9-0, JV 8-1)
- Baseball def. Skyline (V 12-6, JV 12-2), Tucson (V 10-4), Millennium (V 14-4, JV 6-2, F 10-8), and Mesa (V 7-4, JV 13-0, F 18-0)
- Softball def. Skyline (V 15-0, JV 29-0, F 15-2), Mesa (V 20-0, JV 20-1, F 18-0), Millennium (V 10-2), and Mountain View (V 15-4)
- Boys Volleyball def. Brophy (V 3-2), Red Mountain (V 3-0, JV 2-0), Corona del Sol (V 3-0), and Highland (V 3-2)
- Sand Volleyball def. Marcos de Niza 5-0
THIS WEEK’S HOME EVENTS
- Mon, March 26th: Frosh/JV Softball vs Gilbert @ 4 pm
- Tue, March 27th: Boys Tennis vs Shadow Ridge @ 3:30 pm
- Wed, March 28th: Frosh/JV Softball vs Tucson- JV @ 12 pm, Frosh @ 4 pm; Boys Tennis vs Desert Ridge @ 3:30 pm
- Thurs, March 29th: Girls Tennis vs Red Mountain @ 3:30 pm; Varsity Softball vs Paradise Valley @ 3:45 pm; Boys Volleyball vs Hamilton- JV @ 4 pm, Varsity @ 5 pm
2018 CHS TEACHER OF THE YEAR NOMINATION FORM
It is time to formally recognize great teachers by nominating them for the 2018 CHS Teacher of the Year (TOY) Award! Nominations will be taken through Friday, April 6th. The CHS TOY criteria aligns with the Arizona Educational Foundation’s (AEF) Teacher of the Year criteria, and ultimately, the CHS TOY will submit the AEF TOY application to be in the running for Arizona Teacher of the Year. Two years ago, Ms. Lori Lyford, CHS Choir Director, was named an Arizona Top 5 Teacher/Ambassador of Excellence.
If you would like to recognize a staff member who does not meet all of the criteria, please do so. Although he/she will not be in the running for AEF Teacher of the Year, CHS wants to acknowledge him/her.
Thanks for helping us recognize all of Chandler High’s terrific teachers! The CHS TOY will be announced later this spring.
Current CHS AVID freshmen visited Andersen Junior High to deliver goodies to incoming freshmen accepted into the AVID program for the 2018-19 school year. We can’t wait to see what our future Wolves accomplish through the college prep program!
FFA CELEBRATES DR. SEUSS
Chandler FFA visited 50 elementary schools the week before intersession to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Students learned about Cattle Production with “Mr. Brown Can Moo,” dissecting seeds with the “Oh Say Can you Seed,” and how bees communicate with “Show Me the Honey.” Pictured is Chandra Andazola at Galveston Elementary School.
DISABILITIES AWARENESS WEEK WRAP-UP
Chandler High celebrated Disabilities Awareness Week before intersession with spirit days and lunch time activities. Among other things, Best Buddies decorated the courtyard, students dressed as superheroes and strived to “Be Someone’s Hero”, and students signed the pledge to end the “R” word. Thanks to Best Buddies for planning a great week of celebrating our differences!
SPRING ORCHESTRA CONCERT
CHS’s Spring Orchestra Concert featured the Symphonic and Chamber Orchestras as well as the Chamber Septet. It was a terrific concert with music ranging from Mozart’s/Hoffman’s Amadeus! To Holst’s Finale (The Dargason). Well done, Wolves!
Incoming Freshman Athletic Information Night 2018
AVID MOCK INTERVIEWS
Students in our 9th grade AVID program spent 2 weeks learning about how to prepare for a successful interview. They ended the unit by participating in mock interviews. They learned about professional dress, proper speech and body language, and how to shake hands and introduce themselves. They even selected students that “got the job” for having the best interview performance in their group.
On March 6th, CHS held a one minute coin drive to support the Colton Cowell Foundation in raising money to expand The Bat Cave, where children with terminal illnesses can go to forget about their illness for a day. The Foundation has deep ties to Chandler and Chandler High School. Our School Resource Officer, Chris Keipert, coordinated the coin drive and said he could not have done it without the awesome help from Mr. Gray and CHS’s Student Council. Students and staff raised $1,151.21. An email received from Colton's mother, Erika Cowell, said it all: "Thank you SO much for doing the coin drive at CHS again this year! Those kiddos did amazing. That helped push our total to over $10,000 as a whole. You're amazing!"
MODAZZ AND DISNEY
Modazz experienced two great Disney workshops over spring break- a hip hop class and an audition class. The teachers were amazing, and the both the students and Mrs. Buren left with a feeling of “I can do anything!” The students had a great time at the beach and at the parks, and many laughs and memories were made on this trip. Check out Modazz, Advanced, and Improv at the “In All Directions” concert on April 12th.
Student Council is proud to present this year’s Prom, The Great Gatsby, on Saturday, April 14th, from 8:00-11:00 pm at Villa Sienna in Gilbert. Tickets are now on sale for $55. The price will increase on April 10th. Also, any CHS student who is not a junior or senior, along with non-CHS students, must have a guest pass turned in to Mrs. Templeton’s office by Friday, April 6th. Guest passes can be found in the bookstore and at the receptionist desk.
STUDENT IDENTIFICATION CARDS
Per district policy, students have to have their school identification cards on them at all times. Students may take a picture of their school ID and have it available on their phones. If students do not have an ID on them, one will be printed, and a $5.00 replacement fee will be posted to their student account.
AZMERIT MATH REVIEW
Want to prepare for the Algebra 1, Geometry, or Algebra 2 AzMERIT Math Test? The math department is holding review sessions on March 27th-March 29th from 2:30 – 3:15. Algebra 1 will be in room 420, Geometry in room 411, and Algebra 2 in room 408. Bring a pencil and calculator if you have one.
SPRING TESTING INFO
AUTO CLUB CAR SHOW
FLINN SCHOLARS INFO SESSIONS
14TH ANNUAL CHANDLER FOOTBALL CLASSIC
April 21, 2018
San Marcos Golf Course
100 N. Dakota St.
Chandler, AZ 85225
Shotgun Start: 7:30am
Check in begins at 6:30am
Come join us for the 14th Annual Chandler Football Golf Classic at San Marcos Golf Course, April 21, 2018! All golfers 21+ are welcome and spectators too! There will be a silent auction and raffle with many amazing prizes. All proceeds benefit the Chandler High Wolves Football Team. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Game day contests include: Best Score (Foursome), Hole in One, Longest Drive (Men / Women), and Closest to the Pin.
Four Person Scramble Format
Registration Deadline: April 4, 2018
COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER
All college presentations will take place in the CHS College and Career Center, unless otherwise specified. Students should sign up outside the CHS College and Career Center to attend a presentation. Students will receive a pass in class on the day of the presentation.
CGCC/MCC- Senior Application Workshop on Wednesday, March 28 @ 8:30 am -3:00 pm
Northern Arizona University- Junior Presentation on Thursday, April 5 @ 12:30 pm
Grand Canyon University - Junior Presentation on Tuesday, April 10 @ 8:30 am
University of Alabama – Junior Presentation on Wednesday, April 11 @ 10:00 am
CRAS/Conservatory of Recording and Sciences – Presentation on Thurs., April 12 @ 11:00 am
Toni & Guy – Junior & Senior Presentation on Friday, April 20th @ 11:00 am
University of Utah – Junior/Senior Presentation on Wednesday, April 25 @ 11:36.
SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP INFO
Sun Lakes Rotary Club “Service Above Self” Scholarship - This scholarship is for seniors who “do things for other people expecting nothing in return.” Each scholarship is $2,000 and applications are due to Ms. Jaramillo in the College and Career Center by April 4, 2018. Stop by the College and Career Center for an application.
The Otto and Edna Neely Foundation Scholarship-This scholarship is for seniors who want to obtain a college education or technical training. Each scholarship is in the amount of $3,000 per academic year and is for four consecutive years or until the student graduates. CHS will nominate one senior for this scholarship. See Ms. Jaramillo in the College and Career Center for applicant qualifications and application information. Applications, along with letters of recommendation and financial information are due to Ms. Jaramillo by April 16, 2018.
Visit the College and Career Center website for additional info on scholarships, contests and programs.
Seniors, please keep track of ALL scholarships/offers you have received, even if you are attending a different school or using only one scholarship/offer. Please attach a copy of all scholarships/offer letters to the Scholarships Offered Form. You must star * the scholarship/offer you are accepting. Please turn in this form to Ms. Jaramillo in the College and Career Center on or before April.
SENIOR CAP AND GOWN
Parent/Guardians & Seniors – if you have not yet purchased your cap and gown for graduation, you will have one last chance to do so by April 13, 2018. Jostens will be onsite at Chandler High School on April 6, 2018 to deliver the graduation announcements and take orders, or you can place your order by calling 1-800-JOSTENS or going to www.jostens.com.
PATHWAY TO GRADUATION
Parent/Seniors – The 2018 Graduation Booklet was mailed before intersession. If you do not receive it, it can also be found on the CHS Web site at the following link: Important Graduation Information. Please read it carefully as it contains all the important information you need to know about graduation.
For key dates to remember and other important information about graduation, visit the information for seniors page on the CHS website.
This is the LAST month to take advantage of the School Cents program for this school year, which makes CHS money for our Positive Referral Program!
You can turn in ANY and ALL Receipts you may have collected over the months to the front office or submit receipts online at shoppingpartnership.com/chandler. These receipts can be dated from September 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018.
All receipts from the stores listed below, dated and submitted between March 1st-31st, will earn 20 points per dollar spent!
American Eagle Outfitters, Hot Topic, Buckle, Icing, Athleta, Justice, Build-A-Bear Workshop, LEGO, Claire’s, Lucky Brand, Cotton On, Pac Sun, Disney, Q, Express, The Children’s Place, Forever 21. Tilly’s, Gymboree, Vans, H & M, Windsor, Hollister, and Zumiez
EARN 1,000 points when you buy an Easter Bunny photo, March 7th-31st. Don’t forget all receipts can be brought to the CHS office by March 31st!