Chandler High Wolf Bytes
School of Champions
April 15, 2019
“A+ SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE”
Chandler High has received its 9th A+ School of Excellence Award from the Arizona Education Foundation. A+ is a comprehensive school assessment program that recognizes schools for excellence in teaching, learning, climate, community building, and leadership. CHS is honored to be recognized among the best schools in the state of Arizona.
In March, the math department sent two groups of students to compete in the TEAMS competition at ASU Polytech. This competition required students to write an essay on artificial intelligence, answer 80 multiple choice questions in science, technology, math, and engineering, and create an apparatus (out of office supplies) that could lift a teddy bear out of a box. They were judged on amount of materials as well as the execution, which is a true representation of how engineering in real life works. Team B placed 1st in the state, and Team A placed 2nd in the state! Additionally, our teams placed 22nd and 28th respectively in the nation in our division. Congratulations to the following:
Team B (1st in the state): Cassandra Smith, Chris Wattananimitgul, Lydia Durrett, Kameron Dawson, Josh Kahn, Elery Martin, Jacob Pescador, and Samuel Roy
Team A (2nd in the state): Austin Schattenberg, Ricky Kelsey, Eli Schulz, Kenny Applegate, Ethan Horton, Emily Price, Haniyah Syed, Ty Rowell
ROTARY SPEECH CONTEST WINNER
Holly Hoogstra, CHS Junior, won the Sun Lakes Rotary Speech Contest last Tuesday. She competed against representatives of each of CUSD’s high schools and addressed how the Rotary’s “4-Way Test” could be applied to her life. Congratulations, Holly!
STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARD
The National WWII Museum in New Orleans has named Grant Trepanier, CHS Junior, a 2019 Billy Michal Student Leadership Award recipient. The national honor is awarded annually to a student who has maintained a strong record of volunteerism, demonstrates school and community activism, and helps implement creative solutions to recognized problems. Congratulations, Grant!
last week's WINS
- Boys Volleyball def. Hamilton (V 3-0), Perry (V 3-0, JVB 2-0)
- Unified Basketball def. Basha 49-48
- Girls Varsity Tennis def. Maricopa W 8-1
- Boys Tennis def. Maricopa (V 9-0, JV 9-0)
- Baseball def. Brophy (V 8-4 and 13-0; JV 8-4)
- Softball def. Xavier (JV 15-6 and 12-5; F 21-9 and 19-4)
THIS WEEK’S HOME EVENTS
- Tues, April 16th: Varsity Softball vs Basha @ 3:45 pm; F/JV Baseball vs Basha @ 4 pm; Chandler’s Got Talent @ 6 pm in the CCA Bogle Theatre
- Wed, April 17th: Boys Volleyball vs Mountain Pointe: JV @ 4pm, Varsity @ 5pm; Unified Basketball vs Hamilton @ 6 pmThurs, April 18th: F/JV Softball vs Basha @ 3:45 pm; Varsity Baseball vs Basha @ 4 pm; Modazz Concert @ 6:30 in the CCA Main
- Sat, April 20th: Varsity Baseball vs Mesa @ 11am
SOFTBALL SENIOR CELEBRATION
Join Chandler High Softball as we celebrate our five seniors Tuesday afternoon against Basha (3:45pm).
#1 Ilyana Carrillo
#2 Courtney Schollmeyer
#3 Emily Castle
#7 Kayla Myers
#13 Tatum Slate
YOUTH EQUITY STEWARDSHIP
CHS’s YES Club has been making a difference! Noah Oshust, president of the club, spoke to the Chandler Chamber of Commerce last week regarding Chandler High’s work regarding equity. Additionally, the club helped at the “Listen Up” district-wide culmination concert to support inclusion and equity throughout our schools. Well done!
IB MYP SHOWCASE
IB Middle Years Program students are 9th and 10th grade students who complete the academic requirements of honors English, a world language and a social studies elective. They produce a Personal Project that includes research on an area of personal interest. We celebrated our IB MYP 10th graders with a Personal Project Showcase and ceremony last Thursday. Students’ projects ranged from quantum physics, dealing with anxiety, analyzing baseball statistics, what to do in case of a zombie apocalypse, and so much more! We are proud of the extra effort these students have put forth.
GO VOTE, WOLVES!
CUSD is giving CHS $20,000! You will get to vote for one of the four ideas that you, the student body, submitted. The ideas are Bathroom Paradise, Improved Wi-Fi, Shade for Your Head, and A Wolf for Wolves. Students will vote during their Social Studies or 10th grade English classes on April 16th in the JSU. Bring your Photo ID; this can be your school ID or your driver’s license.
Every year, Chandler High Softball serves as role models and pen pals for Mrs. Croswhite’s 1st grade class at Chandler Traditional Academy – Humphrey Campus. Chandler High Softball welcomed their 1st grade buddies last week to the game against Hamilton. Players visit the 1st graders weekly throughout the season and participate in a wide variety of activities while on campus (reading, playing games, attending music class, etc.).
APRIL 18TH DANCE CONCERT
AVID FIELD TRIP
Fifty CHS AVID students traveled to Tucson last week to visit the University of Arizona. Students toured the campus, heard from admissions counselors, and ate lunch in the Student Union. It was a great tour!
STUCO CLASS ELECTIONS
Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, student council class elections are coming up! If you want to be a part of next year’s council, come to one of our lunch meetings. Freshmen meet in room 303 during A lunch on Wednesday, April 17th. Sophomores and juniors meet in room 303 during B lunch on Thursday, April 18th.
Pétanque, also known around the world as Boules (boule is ball in French, just as bocce is ball in Italian), holds an important place in the French culture and identity. On block day, Mme Bejarano’s French 1 students got a chance to learn how to play this fun game that is so close to French hearts.
CHANDLER’S GOT TALENT
PROM INFO AND GUEST REQUESTS
Juniors and seniors, CHS’s Prom is right around the corner! Scottsdale’s OdySea Aquarium is where you’ll want to be on May 4th from 8:00-11:00pm. Tickets are on sale in the bookstore for $60.
Prom guest request passes are now available in the front office and bookstore. Forms must be completed and turned in to Mrs. Templeton’s office no later than 3:30 on Wednesday, May 1st. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT GUEST PASSES TURNED IN AFTER THE DEADLINE. NO EXCEPTIONS. The final approved guest list will be posted on the bookstore window on Thursday, May 2nd. Juniors and seniors planning on bringing a CHS underclassman must complete a guest request form. . All students must have an ID to get into the dance.
CAREER CENTER PRESENTATIONS
Sign up for upcoming presentations in the notebook outside the CHS College and Career Center if interested:
- ASU Junior Presentation: Tues, 4/16 @ 8:00am
- Marines: Tues, 4/16 @ 9:00am
- GCU: Wed, 4/17 @ 10:30am
- Cyber Security Presentation 4/18 @ 8:45am
ALCOHOL AWARENESS PRESENTATION
ATTN: SENIOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS
The big day is coming on May 29th….Your senior will be graduating very soon!
There are several important dates for you to remember as follows:
1) JOSTENS – Caps & Gowns and Announcements: Jostens is our provider for caps and gowns, graduation announcements, senior rings and more. If you have not ordered, please do so at www.jostens.com or call 1-800-JOSTENS. The final online cutoff date is April 12, 2019. It is a requirement for your senior to wear a cap and gown unit to participate in the graduation ceremony.
Please mark your calendar for these key dates:
- April 5, 2019 - Jostens will be delivering Pre-Ordered Graduation Announcements & Accessories and also will be accepting Cap and Gown orders in the Courtyard during A & B lunch.
- April 12, 2019 - Final online Cap & Gown order deadline
- May 28, 2019 - Cap and gown delivery after 1st Practice in the Old Gym
Questions? Call Jostens at 1-800-JOSTENS.
2) Handicapped & Multi-Generational Seating – Reservations May 1st – May 15th
Starting May 1st we will be accepting reservations for handicapped and multi-generational seating for the graduation until May 15th. Seating is VERY limited so please make your reservations as soon as possible as it fills up quickly and may be full before May 15th. Also, to obtain access to the field for handicapped seating, you must have a field pass. Please contact Mrs. Baum for handicapped seating and Mrs. Claudio for multi-generational seating at 480-812-7700.
3) Handicapped Parking
Handicapped parking is VERY limited so be sure to arrive early. You must have a placard displayed to receive access to the handicapped parking. If you are unable to park in handicapped parking, we will have a shuttle service available.
4) Graduation Information Booklet
Just before Spring Break, a Graduation Information Booklet was mailed home. It includes all the important information you need to know about graduation, mandatory graduation practices, senior check out requirements and the commencement exercises. This booklet is also posted on the Chandler High School website.
PATHWAY TO GRADUATION
Please note the NEW DATE of April 22nd for the Senior Class Graduation Meeting at 7:50am at the CCA in the Main Stage Auditorium.