Chandler High Wolf Bytes
School of Champions
The CHS Science Olympiad Team competed in a virtual Olympiad tournament on January 16 and did very well, placing 10th out of 23 teams and beating some big-time rivals. Congratulations to Aryan Mathur and Eli Foerst (both pictured) for earning 1st place in the Experiment and Data Analysis competition. Aryan Mathur also won 4th place in the Designer Genes competition. Thanks to our Olympiad Team of Anna Price, Leyna Nguyen, Yushin Son, Chandler Ostroff, Eli Foerst, Aryan Mathur, Jackson Gordwin, and Kym Stevens for representing CHS so well! Many students competed in multiple categories, including Chandler Ostroff who competed in four: Chem Lab, Circuit Lab, Code Busters, and Forensics. Mrs. Heather Walterson and Mr. Zach Thiel coach the team. Way to go, Wolves!
ARIZONA CIVIC ENGAGEMENT SCHOOL OF DISTINCTION
Chandler High School has once again been named an Arizona Civic Engagement School of Distinction, demonstrating the pervasive implementation of the proven practices in civic learning: Social Studies Classroom Instruction and Action Civics, Structured Engagement of Current Events and Media Literacy, Service-Learning, Extra-curricular Activities, Student Participation in School and Classroom Governance and Decision-Making Processes, Simulations of Democratic Processes, and School Culture and Climate embedded with Social Emotional Learning. See the pics below for our 2019-2020 students in action. Thanks so much to Mrs. Kelsey Brown and Mrs. Lisa Schwalger, CHS Social Studies Teachers, for leading the process!
CREATIVE EXPRESSION CONTEST WINNER
Congratulations to Jaelle Valentine, CHS Sophomore, for winning 9th-12th Runner-up in the City of Chandler’s 2021 Creative Expression Visual Competition.
This year’s visual art winners are being displayed in Downtown Chandler during the Regional Unity ArtWalk. The banners are officially on display and ready for public viewing. Take a drive down Arizona Avenue in Downtown Chandler to see the inspired work of talented students.
INCOMING STUDENT AND FAMILY TOURS
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
· AVID College Prep Elective at every grade level
· Numerous Athletic Team and Individual State Championships
· Over 80 clubs and extra-curricular activities
· “Most Diverse Public High School in AZ” (Niche.com)
IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT CLASS OF 2021 GRADUATION
It won’t be long and graduation will be here!
We know you have many questions about the graduation ceremonies but unfortunately, we will need to be closer to the date before we can finalize the details to share with you. We are investigating a number of different scenarios that will ultimately be decided on based on the status of the pandemic and the subsequent health guidelines provided by the CDC, Maricopa County and Chandler Unified School District at the time of graduation. Rest assured that as soon as we know what direction we will be taking, we will be letting you know.
Thank you for your patience as we navigate through these challenging times.
SENIOR YEARBOOK ADS DEADLINE NEXT MONDAY
Today is the last day to purchase a Senior Recognition Ad! Purchase yours at www.ybpay.com, and help recognize your senior’s greatest achievements and important chapters of their life spent here at Chandler High. Download the attachment below for additional info. All orders must be submitted no later than midnight.
YEARBOOKS ON SALE ONE MORE WEEK
Time is running out for students to be guaranteed a 2021 yearbook. Students have 19 days to purchase the book in the Chandler High Bookstore or online at www.ybpay.com for $65.00. The final deadline for yearbook sales is February 1, so buy yours now!
LAST WEEK’S WINS
· Boys Varsity Basketball def. Valley Vista 63-62
· Boys Basketball def. Maricopa (V 72-31, JV 68-40, F 50-21)
· Girls Varsity Basketball def. Maricopa 61-51
· Girls Varsity Soccer def. Cibola W 2-1
· Girls Freshman Basketball def. Perry 23-17
INTERESTED IN JOINING AVID?
Interested in joining AVID but you missed out your freshman year? It’s not too late to become a part of this college preparatory elective! AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a nationally recognized program designed to develop the skills and attitudes students will need to take advantage of rigorous course offerings in high school, to experience success in those courses, and to prepare for college acceptance, four-year degree completion and career readiness. And it’s a lot of fun! See Ms. Cicero in rm. 215 or Ms. Templeton in the front office for more info and an application.
NHS CARE CENTER SUPPLY DRIVE
POM TECHNIQUE CLASS
PAY YOUR FEES AND FINES ONLINE
SENIOR PANORAMIC PHOTO- NOW AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE ORDERING
We are excited to let you know that despite the limitations due to Covid-19, we are still going to be able to offer our seniors the opportunity to purchase a memorable Class of 2021 senior panoramic photo.
Ordering is very easy and is available NOW! Order online at the Goldbeck Co. webstie.
The cost is only $25 and includes taxes and mailing the photo directly to your home address at no additional cost. Photos will be completed in mid-late February. More information can be found on our CHS Website for seniors.
“BIGFUTURE DAYS” VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS
INFO FROM OUR CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE LIAISON
For information on Chandler-Gilbert Community College and the resources/opportunities available for you grades 9-12, add google classroom. Code: 333est2
Seniors who are interested in attending Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Fall 2021, Yozzy Gomez Garcia, CGCC Liaison, will be available in the Career Center to help students apply (Application Workshops) every Thursday starting the month of February from 2:30-3:15 p.m. until the end of the semester in the CHS Career Center. Students can email Ms. Gomez Garcia to sign up for a date/time: email@example.com.
C-GCC SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
High-achieving, recent high school students have the opportunity for a deeply enriching college experience in the Chandler-Gilbert Community College Honors Program. In addition, if you’re graduating high school with an unweighted GPA of at least 3.25, you can take advantage of the Presidents’ Honors Scholarship below. The scholarship pays for full-time tuition for up to 15 credit hours (plus the $15 registration fee) per semester for up to four consecutive semesters.
To be eligible for the Presidents’ Honors Scholarship, you must:
· Graduate from a high school in Maricopa County
· Have a cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.25 or higher
· Start at CGCC within one year of high school graduation without attending another college in between (not including concurrent enrollment, dual enrollment, and summer session)
· Reside in Maricopa County while on scholarship
For more information and to apply: https://www.cgc.edu/admissions/financial-aid/scholarships/honors-program-scholarships
Ms. Gomez-Garcia will be available in the Career Center to help eligible seniors apply to Chandler-Gilbert Community College and the scholarship (Application Workshops) every Tuesday and Wednesday during the month of February from 2:30-3:15 p.m. in the Career Center. Students must have a Maricopa student account before they can apply for the scholarship.
CHANDLER EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
CEF CAR RAFFLE
CHANDLER CARE CENTER JANUARY CALENDARS
COC LIFEGUARD INTERNSHIP
Help support the Chandler High Women’s Soccer Team and show your school spirit by purchasing an Ohana sticker while supplies last. It’s just $3 for the small sticker (5” X 2") and $4 for the large sticker (7.5” X 3”). Only $5 if you want one of each! Venmo @CHSGirlsSoccerBooster with your order, first and last name and your address in the message. We will either mail your stickers or deliver them to your doorstep. To arrange alternative methods of payment email WomensSoccerCHS@gmail.com. Thanks for the support!
FFA ALUMNI FUNDRAISER
IB BOOSTERS FUNDRAISER
SWIM AND DIVE FUNDRAISERs
CHS is still participating in the School Cents program, and you can submit receipts anytime you shop at Chandler Fashion Center or The Boulevard Shops. Participate and help CHS earn $$ for our Positive Referral Program!
Options to Credit Receipts:
1. Submit online at shopandlog.com/chandler
2. School Cents drop box located on the upper bridge near Barnes & Noble
3. Bring receipts to the CHS front office