Chandler High Wolf Bytes
School of Champions
July 23, 2018
WELCOME TO THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR!
It’s Monday, July 23rd, and that means CHS is back in session! Wolf Days and Freshman Orientation were a great success and helped transition students into the 2018-19 school year. Thanks to CHS Staff and Student Council for their help with Wolf Days and getting over 3300 students ready for today. On Friday, Link Crew sponsored a terrific Freshman Orientation where staff “clapped in” CHS’s newest freshmen, who then participated in an assembly, small group activities, and a campus tour. Let’s make it a great year, Wolves!
Sophomores Nathaniel Deasey and Zachary Espalin gained All-American status at the Freestyle National Tournament this summer. Nathaniel Deasey is a National Champion and Zachary Espalin took 4th. CHS had two of only three wrestlers in the whole state of Arizona to earn All-American status.
FCCLA WINS SILVER AT NATIONALS
Chandler High FCCLA Early Childhood Education competed at Nationals in Atlanta in June and won a Silver Medal for their Chapter in Review Portfolio. Stevie Garcia (Senior) and Valerie Valdez (Junior), chronicled the chapter’s journey to educate youth in Chandler on the dangers of underage drinking and then led students in taking a pledge to wait with Own Up Arizona.
CHS WINS AIA DIRECTOR’S CUP
Chandler High School was awarded the prestigious AIA Director’s Cup for 2017-18, an award given to one 4A-6A high school in Arizona for excellence in academics, athletics and activities. Chandler was recognized for its implementation of a character education/sportsmanship program, percentage of students participating in AIA activities/athletics, and few corrective incidents reported to AIA. Additionally, CHS’s student-athletes recorded a 3.4 combined GPA. Congrats, Wolves!
VOLLEYBALL ACADEMIC ACCOLADES
CHS is one of two schools in the country to have its girls, boys, and beach volleyball programs receive team academic recognition from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). The award honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that display excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.3 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.
Chandler Girls Volleyball was recognized as a Top 25 Academic Program in the country for earning a 4.1 team GPA. Girls Beach had a 4.2 team GPA, and Boys Volleyball earned a 3.65 team GPA. What an honor!
Several Wolves took advantage of leadership opportunities such as Girls State, Boys State, HOBY, Arizona Association of Student Councils (AASC), Chandler Police Youth Academy, ASU conferences, and more this summer. Bryn Creek, CHS Junior, attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Conference and described it as “a truly life changing experience that brought together students from all over Arizona to discuss, learn, and understand what leadership means within ourselves and our community. Over the course of four days, our HOBY family learned about one another, our community, and most importantly, ourselves as individuals. In addition to participating in discussions and group building activities, we had the opportunity to give back to Arizona through St. Mary's Food Bank, which helped us to understand what being a leader does to help our community grow.” Applications for leadership conferences are available in the CHS College and Career Center throughout the year. Watch for them!
THIS WEEK’S EVENT(S)
- Fri, July 27th: Freshman Class Meetings/Planner Distribution through World History Classes all day- Parents, please encourage to your freshman to use the planner daily!
OPEN HOUSE SAVE-THE-DATE
FRESHMAN POOL PARTY
ID’s will be taken for students who missed Wolf Days through Math classes on Tuesday, July 31st. Beginning August 1st, students will be required to have their IDs to ride the bus. Also, all 9th graders will need to have a new ID taken on make-up day due to software issues during Wolf Days.
Students must have their ID’s with them at all times (picture of ID on phone is fine). Replacement ID’s are $5.00.
Lifetouch Prestige Photography will be on campus for CHS Senior photography sessions on the following dates: 10/1-10/6, 10/8-10/13, and 10/15-10/16.
Seniors will receive communication in September notifying them of the date and time of their appointment. Additional upgraded sessions will be available and explained in your September communication.
ATHLETIC CLEARANCE PACKETS
Completed athletic clearance packets are due to the CHS Athletic Office (rm. 113) prior to the season of sport. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Jim Culver or Mrs. Kim Vollaro in rm. 113.
CHEER, POM, AND MASCOT TRYOUTS
GAME DAY SHIRTS
Fridays are Spirit Days at CHS! 2018-19 Game Day shirts are available in the Book Store for $12. Go, Wolves!
YEARBOOK EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
The Early Bird Special for the 2018-19 Yearbook is $60.00. The price will increase after August 18th. Purchase your yearbook from the CHS Bookstore or online at jostensyearbooks.com.
LADY WOLVES GOLF
Are you interested in learning to play golf? If so, the Lady Wolves Golf Team is looking for players for the upcoming season. No experience or equipment is required. The Lady Wolves Golf Team receives a grant through the AWGA that allows all players to receive free daily professional instruction during the season, and we can also get you your very own set of golf clubs at no charge. If you’re interested in playing golf this year, please contact Coach Darr at Darr.Kyle@cusd80.com, or stop by room 211 in Old Main. Don’t miss your chance to learn to play golf!
COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER
CHS welcomes Ms. Tara Anderson to CHS’s College and Career Center, a great resource located next to the Jones Student Union. Ms. Anderson encourages every student to sign up for Remind to stay up to date with events in the Career Center at Chandler High School, including college visits, scholarships, community service, job opportunities and MORE!
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CCA YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL
Applications are being accepted for the Chandler Center for the Arts Youth Advisory Council through September 7th. Fifteen Chandler area teens, between the ages of 13-17, are selected and will serve on the CCA Advisory Council for the year. They will be engaged in experiential 3-hour sessions from September - February that will provide hands-on real world leadership situations of a Performing Arts Center. Teens will complete the program with increased knowledge of: career opportunities, financial responsibility, leadership skills, small and large group dynamics and public relations and marketing. Download the application from the Chandler Center for the Arts website.