Chandler High Wolf Bytes
School of Champions
August 14, 2017
“SPIRIT FRIDAY” OFFICIAL KICKOFF THIS WEEK
The football season kicks off this Friday at home against Red Mountain, and that means it’s CHS’s first official Spirit Friday! DECA is hosting a pre-pre-game celebration before school with music, dancing, donuts and spirit wear. First hours are donning their blue and white and competing for the title of “Most Spirited” and the chance to win a donut breakfast, sponsored by StuCo. Students wearing Chandler gear this Friday will also receive a lunchtime surprise. Finally, the Wolf Pack Band will play throughout the hallways at the end of 6th hour. “We’ve got spirit, yes we do…!”
JONNY BOWLES SELECTED FOR TEAM USA
Congratulations to CHS Senior Jonny Bowles who was selected to travel to Bahrain as part of Team USA to compete in the FIVB U19 World Championship from August 18-27. Team USA opens pool play with matches against Puerto Rico, Egypt, Tunisia and Bahrain. Good luck, Jonny and Team USA!
THIS WEEK’S HOME EVENTS
- Tuesday, 8/15: IB Middle Years Program (MYP) Mtg. @ 6:00pm in the CHS Media Center; IB Booster Meeting @ 7:00pm in the CHS Media Center
- Wednesday, 8/16: Concussion Awareness Night @ 6:00pm in the CCA
- Friday, 8/18: Varsity Football vs. RMHS @ 7:00pm on Austin Field
- Saturday, 8/19: Dancing with the Wolves @ 7:00pm in the Old Gym
Last week’s Club Fair was a great success! Club representatives offered students the opportunity to see what their clubs are about and sign up. CHS offers everything from DECA, E-Sports, Fashion Club, and Ultimate Frisbee, to German, Black Student Union, Art, Anime, ITS-Theatre, and a lot more. Still don’t know what you’re interested in? See Mrs. Templeton in the courtyard during both lunches.
NEXT WEEK IS SPIRIT WEEK!
August 21st-25th is Spirit Week to build up to Friday’s Fall Sports Assembly and Saturday’s football game vs. IMG. Show your Wolves spirit and prove to the Floridians that THIS IS OUR HOUSE! The dress code does apply. Tickets for the CHS/IMG game are on sale in the CHS Bookstore from 8:00am-3:00pm. Adult tickets are $8 and students are $5. Cash and credit cards are accepted.
CHANDLER YOUTH NIGHT
CONCUSSION AWARENESS NIGHT
CHS is hosting Concussion Awareness Night for all fall sports in the Chandler Center for Arts on Wednesday, August 16th at 6:00pm. Chandler High Trainers and medical staff will be on hand to give a brief presentation and answer any questions. Please contact the Athletic Office at 480-812-7734 if you have questions.
DUAL ENROLLMENT DEADLINES
August 7th-17th (M-Th only) MUST check-in by 3:00pm- ACCUPLACER TESTING in Media Center Lab 301
- must have a MEID, CGCC Student ID #, and CHS photo ID
- Students can also test 6 days a week at CGCC – Testing Center link below http://www.cgc.maricopa.edu/Students/Testing/Pages/Home.aspx?tab=5
August 9th and 10th in College and Career Center – CGCC Representatives here to help with registrations
August 31st – DEADLINE for Tuition Assistance Form http://www.cgc.maricopa.edu/Academics/Dual/Documents/Finalized.DE.Maricopa.Grant.App.%202017-2018.2.2.17.pdf
September 11th – Registration Packets due to Ms. Wiley (Counseling Dept.) or Dr. Bonillas (College and Career Center)
September 18th – FALL DEADLINE for payment
February 12th – SPRING DEADLINE for payment
Once students enrolled in dual enrollment classes have completed their registration packets, they can be submitted to Ms. Wiley through the teachers or put into the Dual Enrollment boxes in my office or the College and Career Center. The sooner the better!
Throughout the month of August, the Student Services team is working with all 12th grade English classes on career planning, post-high school investigation, programs of study and paying for college. The students are getting a lot of information about resources that are available to them at school and online. This is an important year for these graduating seniors and we want to arm them with all of the best resources and options. You will see dates of events highlighted each week in Wolf Bytes.
Each student at CHS has individual access to AZCIS (Arizona Career Information System). This site offers a place for students to build a resume, track service and extracurricular activities, explore careers, learn about options after high school, search for scholarships and much more. The Student Services team meets with a different grade level during each quarter. Check out what AZCIS has to offer! Go to azcis.intocareers.org and click on the "Just Browsing" tab. You can also log on with your student - ask them about their log on information.
CHS ORCHESTRA/CTS CONCERT
CASH FOR CLASSROOMS GRANT CAMPAIGN
You can make a meaningful difference in the lives of CUSD students by participating in Cash for Classrooms! Your contributions will help the Chandler Education Foundation fund special projects, field trips, experiential hands-on learning and supplies that are needed in the classrooms. Visit the Cash for Classrooms website for information on donating to fund CHS today!
9th grade parents interested in learning more about the IB Middle Years Program:
Informational meeting in the CHS Media Center on Tuesday, August 15th at 6:00pm. Freshmen who are taking Honors English and a World Language class are eligible to be IB MYP students.
The first IB Parent Booster meeting of the year will be on Tuesday, August 15th at 7pm in the media center.
Parents of students in IB classes in all grades are welcome! Our guest speaker will be going over the ins and outs of PSAT, SAT and ACT testing and helping us understand who should test when and how to best prepare.
Contact Mrs. Bender with any questions at email@example.com
DANCING WITH WOLVES
Please join us for CHS Spiritline's Dancing with the Wolves Showcase on August 19th at 7:00pm. This will be a fabulous family friendly evening with performances by CHS Teachers and students, along with other dance professionals. Tickets are only $10 and include admission, open dancing with DJ, and a refreshing bottle of water. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets! See you there!
All college visits will take place in the CHS College & Career Center, unless otherwise specified. Students should sign up outside of the College & Career Center to attend a presentation. They will receive a pass in class on the day of the presentation.
Get excited for the Tri-University Tour! Arizona State University, Northern Arizona State University, and the University of Arizona are coming together to ensure that students and their families are well informed about the opportunities and resources available to them. As your public in-state universities, they recognize the importance of working together to help you understand the best college fit.
An August 23rd CUSD Tri-University College Night has been created just for you. View the Tri-University Tour flyer for specifics. Feel free to contact Dr. Bonillas in the CHS Career Center for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!
CHS/ASU “CONNECTS TO COLLEGE” WORKSHOPS
Students, have you ever struggled to:
- accomplish a goal that is really important to you
- establish and maintain genuine friendships
- figure out who really supports you and who doesn’t have your best interests at heart
- find the confidence to try new things
- overcome a challenge or obstacle that you are faced with
Consider signing up for one or more of the workshops specifically designed to give you the strategies and support to become successful in high school and better prepare you for the college environment. Workshops are presented at CHS’s College and Career Center.
Space is limited. Please sign up with Dr. Bonillas in the CHS Career Center.
CHS TALENT WANTED
On December 9th from 2:00pm to 8:30pm, the City of Chandler, the Chandler Symphony Orchestra, and the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership are putting on the first Annual Star Wars Fanfest in Downtown Chandler. They are seeking talent from all the schools to perform at the event. The performance does not have to be Star Wars themed. Individuals or groups, students or adults can perform. Check out the fanfest website for more info or contact Sheryl Willis at 602-748-5588.