Chandler High Wolf Bytes
School of Champions
February 27, 2017
CHANDLER VOLUNTEER YOUTH AWARD
Congratulations to Mario David Giron for being awarded the Youth Award as part of the 2017 Chandler Volunteer Recognition Awards. Among other things, Mario has mentored elementary children in CUSD through the robotics program and STEM Summer Camp. Mario has earned more than 1,000 community service hours in the Chandler community. Great work, Mario!
CHS SOFTBALL WINS TOURNAMENT
The Chandler High Softball team took 1st place in the Agua Fria Tournament over the weekend. On Saturday, they played three games to clinch the championship. The first varsity home-game is this Wednesday, March 1st at 4:00pm. GO WOLVES!
THIS WEEK’S EVENTS
- Tues, Feb 28th: Girls Tennis vs Dobson @ 3:30 pm
- Wed, March 1st: FR/JV Baseball vs North Canyon @ 3:45 pm; Varsity Softball vs North Canyon @ 3:45 pm; Intermediate Dance Concert @ 7:00pm in CCA Bogle Theater- $5.00
- Thurs, March 2nd: Boys Tennis vs Central @ 3:30 pm; FR/JV Baseball vs Mountain View @ 3:45 pm
- Fri, March 3rd: Varsity Baseball vs Horizon @ 3:45 pm; FR/JV Softball vs Horizon @ 3:45 pm
CUSD STUCO CONVENTION
Students from across the Chandler Unified School District converged on Chandler High School last Friday for the 2017 Student Council Convention. Students shared ideas, listened to a guest speaker, and learned strategies for being better leaders at their home schools. Student Councils from every CUSD school also worked together to raise over $11,400 to donate to St. Vincent de Paul. Check out the CUSD StuCo Convention video for more info!
AFJROTC VISITS LUKE AFB
Last Tuesday, members of CHS AFJROTC, under the direction of Colonel Jones and MSgt Goodson, visited Luke AFB, enabling the students to see a working Air Force base.
SPRING BAND CONCERT
The CHS Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, and Symphonic Band performed their Spring Band Concert last Wednesday. Each group played three pieces in front of an appreciative CCA audience. Congratulations to Jazz Band for their excellent showing this weekend at the NAU Jazz Festival in Flagstaff; they received Superior ratings from each judge, and Patrick Stapleton (freshman trombone) received a Special Soloist Award! The bands are directed by Mr. Harout Boyajian and Mr. Steven Quintana.
QUARTER 3 THEATER SHOWCASE
Theatre 1, Theatre 2 and APAC performed a showcase of terrific pieces last Thursday night in the Bogle Theatre. The groups are directed by Ms. Stephanie Likes.
INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE FAIR
This year 60+ CHS World Language Students went to ASU (Tempe) to participate in the International Language Fair dedicated to showcasing various cultures, foods, dances, and traditions. This fair is an excellent way to engage high school students in expanding their global appreciation and knowledge. Each year 2000+ Arizona students attend this event.
The 2017 fair showcased fashion from the cultures students are studying. Be it clothing or jewelry, modern or traditional dress, all aspects of fashion were presented. Our very own CHS Spanish 3H students got to participate in the fashion showcase.
Also, students competed in the language fair in various categories based on their levels. This year we had students competing in Novice Recitation and Known or Created Play categories. CHS’s Spanish Caminos Literarios, German AP/IB, French 2 and French AP/IB students got a chance to showcase their linguistic talents in front of a panel of judges. Competition results will be known after Spring Break.
ACADEMIC DECATHLON SERVES COMMUNITY
Thirty-five Academic Decathlon students and teachers Carol Gould and Courtney Kemp volunteered at Feed My Starving Children after school on February 21st. Thanks for your service!
CHS German classes and the German Club, taught by Mrs. Melanie Mello, recognized a carnival tradition in Germany that is called Weiberfasching last week. On Weiberfasching, women walked around the city and cut of ties as a sign of their emancipation. This tradition goes back to 1824 when women in the Bonn area decided that it was time for them to participate in the male dominated carnival festivities. It is practiced on the Thursday right before Rosenmontag. This year it fell on February 23rd. German students walked around campus on Thursday and cut off ties of participating men. The German Club even provided ties.
IB MYP PERSONAL PROJECT SHOWCASE
The IB MYP Personal Project Showcase will be on Tuesday, March 7 from 5:30-7:00pm in the CCA. Please stop by and see the work that our 10th grade IB students have completed. Their projects reflect work under one of the following IB Global Contexts:
- Identities and relationships
- Dimensions of time and space
- Personal and cultural expression
- Scientific and technical innovation
- Globalization and sustainability
- Fairness and development
The students will be recognized for completing the IB Middle Years Program with a certificate and an academic letter.
CHANDLER’S GOT TALENT AUDITIONS
Student Council is looking for CHS talented students to participate in this year’s “Chandler’s Got Talent.” Acts can be anything from singing to dancing to comedy to playing an instrument. Auditions are after school on March 8th and 9th. Prizes will be awarded for first place and runner up. See Mr. Gray in rm. 303 for more info.
All current CHS Sophomores and Juniors: Before Spring Break we will be selecting our Link Crew for the 2017-2018 school year. Please make sure you pick up an application from any of the Current Link Crew advisors, Sr. Gray, Mrs. Dyke, Ms. Peacock, Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Kilanowski, Mrs. Walterson, or Mr. Valuikas. Applications are due at the Link Crew interviews. You must attend an interview either Wednesday, March 1st or Thursday, March 2nd from 2:30-3:15 in the CHS cafeteria. If you cannot attend either of the interview times, you can contact Sr. Gray by Friday, March 3rd to set up an alternate interview time. Check out more about Link Crew by visiting the Link Crew wesbsite. Be a Link in our Chandler Chain!
PACK SHACK SPECIALS
Visit the Pack Shack, CHS’s DECA student-run store, for great St. Patrick’s Day specials!
THE CINDERELLA AFFAIR
Do you have dresses, evening bags, jewelry or wraps you’d like to donate to the Cinderella Affair, a free prom dress collection and giveaway? CHS is collecting your donations in the front office. Thanks for your support!
2017 CHS TOY NOMINATIONS
It is time to formally recognize great teachers by nominating them for the 2017 CHS Teacher of the Year (TOY) Award! We are following the same criteria and process established by CHS’s Site Council, Teacher Leadership Team, and the Parent Advisory Council. Nominations will be taken through March 29th. The CHS TOY criteria aligns with the Arizona Educational Foundation’s (AEF) Teacher of the Year criteria, and ultimately, the CHS TOY will submit the AEF TOY application to be in the running for Arizona Teacher of the Year. Ms. Lori Lyford, CHS Choir Director, was named an Arizona Top 5 Teacher/Ambassador of Excellence, through the 2016 process.
If you would like to recognize a staff member who does not meet all of the criteria, please do so. Although he/she will not be in the running for AEF Teacher of the Year, CHS wants to acknowledge him/her.
Click here to access nomination form: TOY nomination form.
Thanks for helping us recognize all of Chandler High’s terrific teachers! The CHS TOY will be announced in April.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
National Honor Society applications have been mailed to eligible sophomores, junior, and seniors in hopes that they will apply for the prestigious organization. The deadline for applications is March 1st and they can be turned in to Maria Rodarte at the CHS front desk. Admission into NHS is required for those students seeking to graduate as Distinguished Scholars. If you have any questions about NHS, please contact Stephanie Taranec at firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE ACT PRACTICE TEST
circle k fuel up night
We are again partnering with Circle K for the 2nd National “Fuel Up” Night on Tuesday, March 7th from 4:00-8:00pm. Please support Circle K’s efforts to fuel education, and donate to CHS by filling up your tank!
CEF SCHOLARSHIP INFO
Attention Class of 2017!
Chandler Education Foundation Scholarship applications are now available!
Visit the Chandler Education Foundation website to see the scholarships that are available and to download the application. There are 36 scholarships for Chandler High School seniors! Don’t leave money sitting on the table. Apply today!!
Applications are due to Dr. Bonillas in the College and Career Center on Thursday, March 9th at 2:30 pm.
Help Chandler High School win $300 to $3,000!
Shop, dine or watch a movie at Chandler Fashion Center and the Boulevard Shops
May 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017 - It’s Easy to support our school when you log receipts at the Chandler Fashion Center Guest Services desk or drop off receipts at school in the receipt collection box. View the latest School Cents flyer for details about the program.
Remember Double Points in January!
This includes any receipts you’ve collected during this school year. Don’t forget to submit those receipts or drop them off at CHS by January 31st so we can submit them for you.
Triple points in February at the following stores
Ben Ridge Jewelers
White House/Black Market
Earn 1,000 points when you purchase a Mall Visa Gift Card
This is available at Guest Services. It can be used anywhere Visa debit cards are accepted.
See cardholder agreement for details.