Chandler High Wolf Bytes

School of Champions


Mr. Rother Weekly Address 5/18


CHS' Spring Musical has done it again! Chandler had top 10 finalists in almost every category for the ASU Gammage High School Musical Theatre Awards for its production of All Shook Up! Watch Gammage's FREE virtual HSMTA ceremony on 5/23/20 @ 7PM. Register on the ASU website to receive a link to the ceremony. Congrats and good luck, Wolves!

  • Best Lead Male- Nainoa Aguano

  • Best Supporting Male- Avery Chisenski

  • Best Supporting Female- Charlize Cornejo

  • Best Vocalist- Nainoa Aguano

  • Best Set/Props- Chandler High Team (and Beth Sobotka)

  • Best Lighting- Chandler High Team (and Bill Lorentz)

  • Best Sound- Chandler High Team (and Jason Krull)

  • Best Costumes- Chandler High Team (and Diana Likes)

  • Best Hair and Makeup- Chandler High Team


The National Wrestling Hall of Fame announced the state winners of the Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award, and CHS is proud to announce that Stefana Jelacic is Arizona’s state winner. Winners were evaluated and selected based on three criteria: success and standout performances and sportsmanship in wrestling; review of GPA and class rank, academic honors and distinctions; and participation in activities that demonstrate commitment to character and community. Congratulations, Stefana!


The AVID Class of 2020 earned over $400,000 in scholarships and will be attending four-year universities across the state to study Biomedical Engineering, Biology, Psychology, Business Administration, Physical Therapy, Secondary Education in Math, and more. This terrific class of AVID seniors, many of whom have been part of AVID for at least four years, made a positive impact in their classes modeling AVID strategies, and across campus and the community by being members of numerous clubs, sports, and honor societies, as well as completing hundreds of hours of community service. Ms. Amy Komitzky describes her class of AVID seniors as “smart, strong, and resilient. They have the power and the talent to go forth and make their mark on this earth. I have no doubt that this senior class of AVID 2020 will do extraordinary things to make this world a better place.” Excellent work, AVID Seniors!


In May, seventeen Chandler High student-athletes signed letters of intent to participate in athletics at the collegiate level. Good luck to all 44 Wolves who will continue their academic and athletic journeys next year.
May Signers

Wolf Howl - Senior Issue

Checkout this year's senior issue of the Wolf Howl. Thank you to the Wolf Howl staff for putting together a great product under difficult circumstances. Well done!


Check out the PSA video that includes some of our Chandler Wolves taking time to explain or show how they have been managing stress during school closure. Thanks to Mrs. Hunter, Mrs. Dyke, and all of the Chandler Wolves who participated!
Chandler HS Health and Wellness PSA


Chandler High Seniors, If you were unable to return your textbooks or pick up your yearbook on May 11 & 12, please follow these alternative arrangements:

1) Textbooks: DUE by May 27th

  • Must be returned to the front reception desk in the Administrative Building by May 27th between the hours of 8am – 4pm, Monday to Friday.

  • Payments for any outstanding debt (including unreturned textbooks) can be made online through the parent portal.

2) Yearbooks: PICK UP by May 27th

  • If you were unable to pick up your yearbook, you will be required to call the front reception desk at 480-812-7700 to confirm you are on the list and to make arrangements to pick it up by May 27th.

  • Student ID or Identification - driver’s license or school ID required

3) Elevator Keys: DUE by May 27th

  • If you were issued an elevator key, you will be required to return it by May 27th in order to have your deposit returned. If you paid a deposit, it will be mailed to you. Please leave your key and provide your name and student ID number at the front reception desk.


Dual Enrollment is an opportunity for high school students to earn college credit while in high school. Open the Dual Enrollment 2020-2021 flyer for additional information, including course offerings, tuition assistance, and placement tests.


CHS is offering free Wi-Fi on Mondays-Fridays from 10:00am – 2:00pm beginning this week in the senior parking lot close to the CHS Wolf Den. Park near the school bus, as that is the area housing the Wi-Fi signal. This opportunity is for students who do not have Wi-Fi access. Students must follow all social distancing guidelines.


CHS Seniors are required to use Parchment to have their final transcripts sent to the college or university of their choice.

  1. All transcripts for seniors and Alumni are sent electronically via Parchment.

  2. Seniors are allowed 5 free transcripts but should put one “On Hold for Grades”. This will be their final transcript that will be send to the college/university they will be attending in the Fall.

  3. Seniors have until July 31st to submit their final transcript. After this date they will be considered an alumnus and will have to pay to send their transcript.

  4. They can set up their Parchment account by going to Chandler High’s web page, click on “Site Shortcuts”, click on “Request a Transcript.”


July 22....first day of school/pick-up audition packets/CCA Dance Room 2:30-3:00

July 23...audition day #1...(2:30-4:00)

July 24...audition day #2...(2:30-6:00)

Schedule changes for those in Modazz 2020-2021 will occur on Monday, July 27th.

CHS Modazz


The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is hosting a FREE webinar series each week in May to help you boost to help students (and their parents) start planning for life after high school.



High School Students “Credit Recovery and Acceleration” (Grades 9-12)

High school students will utilize Chandler Online Academy as their online summer school platform. Students will be provided the opportunity to register for two courses during each of the two summer sessions. Students may enroll in specially designed credit recovery courses if they have previously taken a course unsuccessfully, or may choose to enroll in course as a “first time” student in any of the summer offerings at Chandler Online Academy.

Contact your counselor by email to sign-up for an online summer school class before May 29, 2020.

Summer Session 1: June 1 - June 19 June 18 & 19: Students must take final exams at the designated testing center at the scheduled time.

Summer Session 2: June 22 - July 10 July 9 & 10: Students must take final exams at the designated testing center at the scheduled time.


Interested in giving your soon-to-be graduate a unique gift next month? The father of senior Gabe Hawthorne has drawn this pen & ink image of Old Main and produced a limited number of signed prints, which are for sale through this link ( There are a number of options available with prices ranging between $10 and $65. Mr. Hawthorne is donating a portion of the proceeds back to CHS, so your gift also benefits future students and alumni. It's a win-win!

CHS Artwork


We understand your concerns regarding refunds and are working diligently to request a solution from the Arizona Department of Revenue. Since all field trip and AP exam fees are tax credit eligible and may have already been claimed on taxes, we are waiting on guidance from the Arizona Department of Revenue before proceeding. This is a complicated issue with many different factors to take into consideration. CUSD wants to ensure that we are in compliance State and Federal tax agencies and do not want to take any actions that may cause issues if a tax credit donation is refunded in the same taxable year as it is claimed as a credit. Once a decision has been reached, we will communicate with everyone impacted by cancelled field trips or AP exams due to the COVID-19 school closure. Thank you for your continued patience.


ATTN: Parents and CHS Seniors: If you have not picked up your cap and gown, please contact the front office at (480)812-7700 to schedule a pick up time between 8am-3pm.

If you have a balance due, you will need to contact Jostens directly at 1-800-Jostens. In addition, your cap and gown will need to be picked up at the Jostens office.

If you have paid in full, your cap and gown is at school and we look forward to seeing you. If you are unsure of your balance, please feel free to call the front office.