Chandler High Wolf Bytes
School of Champions
December 10, 2018
GIRLS BASKETBALL AZCENTRAL “TOP PERFORMER”
Congratulations to CHS Junior Mykah Anderson for becoming AZCentral’s Week 2 Girls Basketball Top Performer. Mykah had 46 points, including eight 3-pointers, last week in Chandler’s win over Mountain Ridge H.S.
CHEER QUALIFIES FOR USA SPIRIT NATIONALS
Congrats to Varsity Cheer for taking 1st place this weekend at the USA Spirit competition in the Advanced Varsity Large Co-Ed division. They also earned a bid to USA Spirit Nationals and will be traveling to Anaheim, CA in late February.
SPEECH AND DEBATE
Congratulations to Mayesa Khan and Griffin Eckstein who achieved 2nd place and 3rd place in Novice LD at the Arizona Speech and Debate Coaches Association Division I Winter Trophy Tournament at ASU. Great work!
Boys Basketball Secures 1000th Win in Program History
HOBY LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Jordyn De La Torre has been selected to represent Chandler High School at this year’s HOBY Leadership conference. HOBY State Leadership Seminars are for sophomore students who want to develop their leadership talents and become stronger leaders in their communities. Through engaging and interactive speakers, workshops, fun activities, and discussions, HOBY’s dynamic 3-4 day leadership training explores leadership from three perspectives: personal, group, and societal. Congratulations, Jordyn!
CHS Wrestlers competed at the Skyline Coyote Open this weekend and came away winners. CHS’s girls left the tourney as nine medalists, one Champion, two runners-up, and one Outstanding Wrestler. Congrats to Stefana Jelacic for being named Outstanding Wrestler at the girls’ first competition. Girls Wrestling debuts this year as an AIA emerging sport.
Congratulations to Zach Espalin and Nathaniel Deasey, Champions on the boys’ side! Elijah Sobas also earned 3rd place. Great job, Wolves!
Last Week's Wins
- Girls Basketball def. Liberty (V 65-53, JV 43-18, F 50-38), Corona (V 62-30, JV 43-27, F 46-25), and Tucson (V 61-52)
- Boys Basketball def. Liberty (V 94-81, F 62-49), Corona (F 67-32), Tucson (V 76-57, F 72-23)
- Unified Soccer def. Williams Field 5-4
THIS WEEK’S HOME EVENTS
- Tues, Dec 11th: Boys Basketball vs Cesar Chavez: F @ 4 pm, JV @ 5:30 pm, Varsity @ 7 pm; Girls Soccer vs Desert Ridge: JV @ 4 pm, Varsity @ 6 pm; Winter Choir Concert @ 7 pm in the CCA
- Wed, Dec 12th: All levels of Wrestling Multi Meet @ 4 pm; Unified Soccer vs Hamilton @ 6 pm; Winter Band Concert @ 7 pm in the CCA
- Thurs, Dec 13th :Girls Basketball vs Mountain Pointe: F @ 4 pm, JV @ 5:30 pm, Varsity @ 7 pm
- Fri, Dec 14th: Boys Basketball vs Mountain View: F @ 4 pm, JV @ 5:30 pm, Varsity @ 7 pm
WINTER SPORTS ASSEMBLY
WINTER SPIRIT WEEK WRAP UP
There was a lot of participation in last week’s Winter Spirit Week. Students dressed in fuzzy socks, warm pjs, winter head wear, flannel, and ugly sweaters. Pics with Santa were a hit during both lunches on Friday. Watch for StuCo’s twitter poll later today, and vote for the winner of the 2018 Ugly Sweater Contest! The winner will be pictured in next week’s Wolf Bytes.
BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE DANCE CONCERT
Over 100 CHS Beginning and Intermediate Dancers performed a holiday concert last week. In addition to two nighttime performances at the CCA, the group danced for 180 CUSD kindergartners on Thursday.
The CHS Chamber and Symphonic Orchestra had their 16th Annual Pops Concert. This year's theme was the music of John Williams with songs from Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park and Angela's Ashes. The Symphonic Band and CHS Orchestras joined forces to perform the icon John Williams song Star Wars Epic. The Combined Band and Orchestra will perform the Star Wars Epic again on the CHS Band Concert schedule Dec. 12 in the CCA at 7:00 p.m.
Congratulations to all the students who performed in the outstanding concert.
ANGEL TREE DONATIONS DUE TOMORROW
CHS’s National Honor Society is sponsoring an “Angel Tree” to help make the holidays brighter for some Chandler High families. If you would like to be part of this special tradition, stop by the front office and choose an angel (or angels) from the tree. Gifts need to be purchased and delivered to CHS no later than tomorrow, Tuesday, December 11th. NHS will even do the wrapping! We love being part of such a generous community!
2019 ART ISSUE MAGAZINE
FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE
FINAL EXAM STUDY TIPS
Final exams are coming! Teachers will be giving review information in class and as homework over the next couple of weeks. In addition to that regular class work, if students follow these tips and dedicate 10 minutes to each tip, per class, per day, they are bound to set themselves up for success!
Yes, that's an hour extra a day - but that extra hour a day can really pay off!
MAYOR’S TEEN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
Attached is a link to the webpage and application. Students are asked to fill out the application and submit a brief essay of 200 words or less. Applicants must be City of Chandler residents.
YEARBOOK, SENIOR PICS AND ADS
Seniors have until this Friday, December 7th, to go to the Lifetouch Website and select the senior photo to be placed in our 2018-19 Yearbook. Seniors should be able to make the selection online. If they do not have access to session ID and Access code, they can contact 800-736-4775 and they can assist them. After this Friday, Lifetouch will select the senior photo for submission
Senior Ads are still available to purchase. See the attached flyer for more information. The deadline to purchase a Senior Ad is January 31, 2019.
Yearbook prices are $65.00 and make a great gift during this holiday season! The price will increase on January 5, 2019.
INTERACT CLUB SERVICE PROJECT
The following presentations will be in the Career Center this week. Sign up in the Career Center if interested.
- Navy- Tuesday, 12/11 at 9:30am
THEATRE DEPARTMENT DINE OUT
The High School Health and Wellness program at CHS has been working on educating the students of Chandler High School about the dangers of vaping and trying to share other ways to deal with stress or anxiety instead of turning to vaping.
- Over 1,500 Chandler students attended an anti-vaping presentation at the Chandler Center for the Arts during Prevention week the last week in October.
- There are PowerPoints and videos posted on the High School Health and Wellness page on the school website
- Next semester, CHS will host TWO parent informational meetings about the dangers of vaping (one in English and one in Spanish). Exact dates to be announced in January.
- Anti-vaping posters have been hung up around campus.
- A student support group has been created that meets on Tuesdays to practice mindfulness and stress reduction to help them cope with anxiety and depression.
- If you would like more information about how to join the Tuesday Mindfulness group, please see Mrs. Hunter in the front office, or Mrs. Hobbs and Mrs. Baumann in the Student Services Department.
IB SHADOW DAYS
We welcome current 8th grade students to come to a Student Shadow Day at Chandler High School. The 8th grade students will be paired with a 9th Grade Student Ambassador who is currently participating in the IB Middle Years Program at CHS. We offer shadow opportunities six times between November 16 and February 5. Space is limited, so sign up now!
CORE VALUE HIGHLIGHT
CHS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. The aim of all IB programs is to develop internationally-minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.
IB learners are “Open-minded”. They understand and appreciate their own culture and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and they are willing to grow from the experience.
TAX CREDIT DONATION
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. To participate, follow the Tax Credit Donation link.
Thank you for your generous contributions that help students become in fun, meaningful and life-enhancing activities.
PATHWAY TO GRADUATION
PARENTS/GUARDIANS of SENIORS: It won’t be long and graduation will be here! Mark your calendar for Friday, December 7th! Jostens will be at Chandler High School one more time for your senior to purchase their caps and gowns and other graduation items in the courtyard during A&B lunch. The in school special as noted on the front of the ordering packet your senior received at school is still available. Don’t wait…..this is their last chance to place orders at the discounted price so don’t miss out. You can also call 1-800-JOSTENS or go to the JOSTENS.COM to place your orders
Keep checking the information website for more information for seniors that will be posted over the course of the year. Also, you will find important information included in Wolf Bytes throughout the year leading to graduation.
Remember to shop at Chandler Fashion Center & The Boulevard Shops this holiday season and help CHS earn 20 points per dollar spent!
Taking your children to take a photo with Santa? Bring in those receipts by January 15th to earn 1,000 bonus points per photo package purchased!
Adopt an angel from the Salvation Army Angel Trees, get a receipt for your donation and submit by January 15th to receive 1,000 points per angel!
You can submit your receipts online 24/7 at the school cents website. If you do not need your receipts returned, you can drop them in the CHS collection box located on the Upper Level bridge near Barnes & Noble, or you can bring them to Mrs. Claudio in the front office. Thanks for supporting CHS’s Positive Referral program!