Chandler High Wolf Bytes
School of Champions
CUSD NIGHT OF RECOGNITION
The CUSD Governing Board and Superintendent, Frank Narducci, honored students and staff at the District Night of Recognition on April 20 at the Chandler Center for the Arts. Congratulations to Luis Reyes-Martinez, CHS’s Superintendent Citizenship Award winner, and Mr. Jared Stermer, CHS English Teacher and Apple Achievement Award winner! Thanks for representing Chandler High so well!
NHS INDUCTION CEREMONY
Over 150 students were inducted into CHS’s National Honor Society last week. Inductees were chosen based on the four pillars of NHS: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character. NHS is open to students in grades 10-12 who meet the requirements for membership. Congratulations to the newest members of NHS, and thank you to Mrs. Tami Pantel, NHS Sponsor, for her coordination of numerous events throughout the year and last week’s ceremony.
FFA THRIVES AT COUNTY FAIR
The Maricopa County Fair was a huge success for Chandler High’s FFA program. It was refreshing to see the fair in person and to watch the growth of exhibitors and extreme teamwork in action. Chandler FFA had some amazing showmanship and market achievements.
Adrianna Erwin placed 3rd in the market black face lambs. Annabelle Williams was 2nd in her Heavy Weight Crossbred class, and 3rd overall. Chandra Andazola was 2nd her market class. Chandra Andazola sold her market steer for $22, 750. Jayda Schmerfeld sold her market lamb for $3900. Porter Fitzpatrick sold his market hog for $12,750. Leo Orozco sold his broiler chickens for $900.
Adrianna Erwin, Annabelle Williams, Chandra Andazola, Kaeli Bielak, Jayda Schmerfeld, and Raynelle Harrington all received callbacks and were in the finals for showmanship for large livestock.
We are so proud of all Chandler High FFA showmen. Chandler High students earned over $91,000 by selling their market steers, lambs, hogs, and chickens.
IB AWARDS NIGHT
Last week, seniors in CHS’s International Baccalaureate program, recognized worldwide as the most rigorous high school coursework, were celebrated for their academic accomplishments and perseverance. Many of the students have been part of the IB and Middle Years Program for four years. Grace Combe and Makayla Larntz were recognized as the 2021-2022 IB Students of the Year. Special congratulations to Mrs. Kelsey Brown and Mr. Dan Beck for being named IB Teachers of the Year. Thank you to Mrs. Jacque Hartrick, Mrs. Courtney Kemp, and Mrs. Laura Helt for coordinating the event and leading Chandler High’s IB/MYP programs.
IB DAY OF SERVICE
On April 5th, 30 IB students and IB Coordinators participated in the Arizona IB Day of Service. In the morning, they served at The United Food Bank, filling nearly 1000 emergency food bags and even got a shout out on the news! In the afternoon, these same IB students organized a ‘Drop Off’ drive at AJ Chandler Park in downtown Chandler to help collect hygiene items, cleaning supplies and gift certificates to support our CUSD families in need. It was an amazing day, and participants grew as individual people and as a community.
“CHANDLER’S GOT TALENT”
Student Council’s freshman class hosted its annual Chandler’s Got Talent variety show to showcase Chandler’s best and brightest to a packed house and cheering audience. From musicians to poets, the show proved that Chandler has talent. Congratulations to Natalia Scott and Olivia Gibbons for taking home the grand prize which consisted of over $100 worth of prizes donated from local businesses.
Every single CHS E-Sports team made it to the 2022 Playoffs. The Smash team ended their season with a loss against the second seed team from Willow Canyon High School. Out of more than 140 schools, Chandler High Smash placed 63rd. Hayden Wendt, Madden 22 player, ended his amazing winning streak due to a scheduling conflict with Robotics. We wish him luck in Houston! Daniel Torrez is still in the running for the PlayVS championship for Madden, winning his matches and entering the 3rd round of competition this afternoon. The Rocket League team entered playoffs at seed 13 and faced the Seton Sentinels from Seton Catholic Prep in the first round. In a best-of-7 game series, the Wolves swept 4-0, but then lost to Brophy last Friday. Congratulations to CHS E-Sports and Coach Samantha Seery on a terrific first season!
This weekend’s Chandler High Car Show was a great time for students and community members. Thanks to the Auto Club and Mr. Van Why, Automotive teacher and club sponsor, for hosting a terrific event, and thanks to everyone who came out to support the club.
Spring Sport Surveys
Parent and student athlete surveys are now open for spring sports. Please note that these surveys are open until May 14th.
Student Council Update
Student Council has positions for each grade (freshman, sophomore, junior and senior) that are referred to as Class Officers. Students interested in being considered for Student Council next year should attend an informational meeting this week on Tuesday and/or Thursday in the Student Council room (303) during all lunches. The selection process and deadlines to submit the packets will be discussed. If you have any questions, please email the Student Council advisor Michael Gray at: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check out the CHS Student Council website for information.
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SUMMER SCHOOL INFO
Enrollment in summer school is for students who wish to:
● recover credit from a class they failed, repeat a class for grade replacement/GPA improvement.
● EVIT students who need to make room in their schedule.
● take a class to make room for another elective in their schedule (discuss with Counselor for approval first.
● accelerate by taking a class early (discuss with Counselor for approval first).
Click the link below for information on dates, enrollment, location, cost, and more.
CUSD ANNUAL ART SHOWCASE
PROM 2022- MOONLIGHT GARDEN
The Junior Class of Chandler High Student Council proudly announces Prom 2022-- Moonlight Garden on Saturday, May 7th for CHS Seniors and Juniors and their approved guests. Tickets are $65 in the CHS Bookstore. Ticket prices will increase closer to the date of Prom, so buy yours early!
Prom guest request forms are available in the front office and bookstore. CHS Seniors and Juniors planning on bringing a CHS underclassman or a guest from another school must complete a guest request form for approval. Forms must be completed and turned in to Mrs. Templeton’s office no later than 3:30 on Thursday, May 5th. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT GUEST PASS REQUEST FORMS AFTER THE DEADLINE. NO EXCEPTIONS. The final approved guest list will be posted on the bookstore window on Friday, May 6th.
No tickets will be sold at the door, and students must be in good standing (all fines and fees paid) with the bookstore to purchase tickets. All students must have an ID to purchase a ticket and get into the dance.
Beginning on Monday, April 11, all EVIT Busses will pick up and drop off in the bus lane, which is located in the north parking lot in front of the CHS pool. EVIT Busses will no longer pick up and drop off behind the Chandler Center for the Arts.
SENIOR EXIT SURVEY!!! (DUE ASAP)
I know it sounds crazy, but this is it. We are starting to make those final decisions about our next step. Where are you going, what are you doing after CHS? That is the question.
Please fill out the survey ASAP. It will take a few minutes, not long, but please take your time thinking about and answering the questions. If you are still waiting to hear back from some colleges, you may update at a later date, but please respond with your likely plans. (Scholarship Night Invitations are sent out based on these results)
THIS IS A GRADUATIION CHECKLIST ITEM FOR ALL SENIORS!
MODAZZ DANCE AUDITIONS
SPIRITLINE TRYOUTS BEGIN TODAY
SUMMER SCHOOL scholarship OPPORTUNITY
IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT CLASS OF 2022 GRADUATION
It won’t be long and graduation will be here!
We are looking forward to the graduation ceremonies scheduled this year on Thursday, May 26th, 2022, at 8:00p.m. on Austin Field. Due to capacity restrictions at Austin Field and with safety at the forefront of all our planning, we will need to limit the number of family members for each graduating senior to seven guests this year.
For important graduation information, please check out our CHS Web site throughout the year so you don’t miss out on any important information to prepare for the big day! You can find all the latest graduation information at this link: Important Graduation Information All the key dates and details are available at this link: Pathway to Graduation
Chandler Unified School District enforces a clear bag policy for those attending events on campus. Therefore, guests at graduation may bring one clear bag, which can be any size, in addition to a small purse for privacy that can be no larger than 4.5” x 6.5”. Thank you for your cooperation!
CLASS OF 2022 SENIOR PANORAMIC PHOTO AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE ORDERING
We are very excited to let you know that our seniors can now place their online orders for the Class of 2022 Senior Panoramic Photo.
(This is a proof only for sample purposes. Actual photo size is approximately: 10” x 36”)
Ordering is very easy and is available NOW!
Order online at Goldbeck Co. at this link: https://goldbeckcompany.net/covid19
The cost is only $30 for the large laminated panoramic photo and includes taxes. Shipping is extra.Check out the flyer for more pricing information at this link: Senior Panoramic Photo
GETTING A JUMP START ON DUAL ENROLLMENT
It’s time to prepare for the 2022-2023 school year, and for many students, that may mean Dual Enrollment through Chandler-Gilbert Community College.
· Get an early start on your college education
· Students earn high school and college credits at the same time
· The credits are part of the 22 credits that are required to meet high school graduation requirements
· The courses are taught on the high school campus by college-approved high school teachers
· Only identified period/hours are DE eligible to receive college credit
· Tuition is $85.00 per credit. Maricopa Grant (Tuition Assistance) available
For more information, email email@example.com or stop by the career center before/after school and/or during lunch hour.
NETTUTOR AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS
The NetTutor Tutoring Program is accessible 24-7 on demand for all students. Click the links below for more information.
ALL ABOUT CHS!
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Call 480-812-7970 to schedule a small group tour of Arizona’s “Most Beautiful Public High School”, per Architectural Digest, and learn about the great programs CHS has to offer.
CHS is Arizona’s only nine-time A+ School of Excellence for a reason! Come check us out!
· 105 International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors courses available
· Award-winning Fine Arts and CTE Programs
· Award-winning AFJROTC Program
· AVID College Prep Elective at every grade level
· Numerous Athletic Team and Individual State Championships
· 90 clubs and extra-curricular activities
· “Most Diverse Public High School in AZ” (Niche.com)
COLLEGE APPLICATION WORKSHOPS
ATTN: Seniors who are interested in attending CGCC or any of the Maricopa Community Colleges: Ms.Yozzy will be hosting application workshops for our graduating class of 2022 every Thursday during lunch time, afterschool and/or by appointment in the CHS Career Center. For any questions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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TAX CREDIT DONATIONS
Interested in making a tax credit donation to help students become involved in fun, meaningful, and life-enhancing activities?
Arizona law ARS 43-1089.01 enables taxpayers a tax credit contribution of up to $400.00 per calendar year if filing status is Married, filing Joint Return; $200.00 per calendar year if filing status is Single or Head of Household; and, $200.00 per calendar year if filing status is Married filing separate return — for contributions that fund extracurricular activities in public schools. A tax credit is a full refund, not a deduction.
Contributions eligible for a tax credit are donated directly to schools, not to the state or the school district.