Husky Newsletter

The Official Hamilton High School Newsletter 4/3-4/15

UPCOMING TESTING DATES

WE WILL BE ON ALTERED BUS AND SCHOOL DAY SCHEDULE

Click on each grade level testing for bell schedule

SOPHOMORE AzM2 TESTING

APRIL 5, 6, & 7 - 2021

SOPHMORE TESTING TIME: 7:25-10:10AM

BUS PICKUP will be 3 hours after regular time for 9th, 11th & 12th grade

JUNIOR AZ SCI TESTING

APRIL 15, 2021

JUNIOR TESTING TIME: 7:25-10:45AM

BUS PICKUP will be 3 1/2 hours after regular time for 9th, 10th & 12th grade


**Seniors, please make note of the altered bell schedules**

Masks wearing remains a requirement at all CUSD schools

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issued an Executive Order today that loosens COVID-19 restrictions in the community. The Order takes away the authority for municipalities (such as the City of Chandler, towns of Gilbert and Queen Creek, and Maricopa County) to mandate mask-wearing.


It does not, however, remove the order requiring school districts and charter schools to require mask-wearing. Mask-wearing remains a requirement at all Chandler Unified schools and offices. Here is a statement of clarification provided from the Arizona Department of Education:


“Dear School Leaders,

We wanted to share information we received from the Arizona Department of Health Services today in light of Governor Ducey's executive order relaxing COVID-19 restrictions. AZDHS Emergency Measure 2020-04 is still in effect, requiring masks in all K-12 schools. Masking is one of the top mitigation strategies for safe in-person learning as recommended by the CDC.

Masks must be worn on school campuses, on school buses and during school-associated activities by all students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors.

Thank you,
Arizona Department of Education”


Chandler Unified will continue to review and respond to evolving COVID-19 guidelines. We remain committed to all health and safety requirements in order to keep our staff and students safe and our classrooms open for learning.

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2021 COCA-COLA SCHOLAR


Aris Zhu has been named a 2021 Coca-Cola Scholar and will receive a $20,000 college scholarship. Less than 1/6th of 1% of applicants were chosen to receive this extremely competitive award. 150 high school seniors were selected from an initial pool of 99,403 applications from across the country based on their an initial pool of 99,403 applications from across the country based on their academic excellence, leadership and service demonstrated in school and community activities as part of a 3-stage selection process. See the full list.


Aris Zhu an exceptional senior at Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona has been recognized as one of the country’s most outstanding high school leaders by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and has been awarded a $20,000 college scholarship. As a member of the 33rd class of Coca-Cola Scholars, Aris not only exemplifies superior leadership, service, and academics – Aris is a change agent, positively affecting others in the community. Aris Zhu is one of 150 selected from 99,403 applicants from across the country, and one of two from Arizona to receive this scholarship.


In addition to receiving college scholarships, those students selected as Coca-Cola Scholars will be welcomed into a vibrant and growing family of alumni that have become a powerful force for positive change in the world. Through networking, collaborations, and friendships, the group strives to make a greater impact together. Recent initiatives include a podcast called The SIP, Coke Scholars Care (Coke Scholars doing good in the midst of the pandemic), and the fifth year of a coaching program that partners seasoned alumni with first-year Scholars as they transition to college. Every 5 years, all alumni are invited to a Coca-Cola Scholars Leadership Summit.

PROM/GRADUATION UPDATES

Juniors & Seniors!

We would like to share some important information about end of the year activities for our students. Due to COVID-19 restrictions in place for gatherings and public events set by the CDC and the Arizona Department of Health Services, all CUSD high schools are officially cancelling proms for 2021. This decision was not made lightly, and we had hoped we could still hold this memorable event for our students. Unfortunately, a dance is not feasible at this time.


Graduation Announcements Distribution for the class of 2021 was on March 31, 2021 during all lunches. Anything that was not picked up during that time, will be available in the bookstore.


Cap/Gown Distribution will be on May 7th in the north gym starting at 8:00am.


As we move forward with our planning for the Class of 2021 graduation ceremony, graduating students will be allowed to invite 2 guests to attend at this time. Two latex free wristbands will be issued to seniors to distribute to their guests. The latex free wristbands MUST be worn to obtain access to the Jerry Loper Field bleachers and will be strictly enforced.


We continue to plan for our traditional in-person graduation ceremony on Tuesday, May 25th 2021 at Jerry Loper Stadium here at Hamilton High School at 7:30 pm. Please be aware that we will follow the mitigation strategies below and others if required by Maricopa County Health Department.

  • Masks for everyone in attendance
  • Social Distancing
  • Each CUSD High School site will allow two (2) people to attend graduation. (This number could increase based on COVID and necessary mitigation in the community)

*Our graduation ceremony will be live streamed for our families and guests


We are looking forward to our graduation ceremony so we can celebrate all of Hamilton Huskies. Please know we appreciate your continued patience and support.


Thank You,

Hamilton High School

ACADEMIC DECATHLON NEWS

Our Academic Decathlon team spent the first hours of their Spring Break defending their State title, and we're so proud to announce that they are once again the Arizona STATE CHAMPIONS for the THIRD YEAR IN A ROW!


Team members: Aris Zhu, Chloe Zhan, Ethan Xiong, Abhinav Adari, Eisha Giran, Daniel Choi, Rafael Trujillo, Audrey Zhange, Mitch Steddom.



HONORS DIVISION

Aris Zhu – 3rd overall honors; 2nd Essay; 1st Math; 3rd Music; 2nd Social Sci

Chloe Zhan – 3rt Art; 1st Econ, 3rd Interview; 2nd Lang and Lit; 2nd Music; 2nd Science; 1st Social Science

Ethan Xiong – 3rd Science

SCHOLASTIC DIVISION

Abhinav Adari – 2nd overall; 1st Economics; 2nd Lang and Lit; 1st Science

Eisha Giran – 3rd Science; 2nd Art

Daniel Choi – 2nd Science

VARSITY DIVISION

Rafael Trujillo – 1st Essay; 2nd Math

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SPEECH AND DEBATE NEWS

Over spring break 22 students of the Speech and Debate team competed in the State National Qualifying Tournament online, and 10 of them will be representing the State of Arizona in June at that National Speech and Debate Tournament that will be held virtually. All of these students worked so hard through the course of our season, and we are so proud of each of them!


Lincoln Douglas debate:

Nolan Burke (Junior)

Michael Randolph (Junior) is first alternate joining the World Schools Debate team for Arizona


Public Forum Debate:

The team of Shravan Pejavar (Senior) and Aaryan Mukherjee (Senior)

The team of Arjun Singh (Senior) and Raj Chopra (Senior)


Speech DUO Interpretation:

The team of Karan Bhullar (Senior) and Shreya Tripathi (Senior)


Speech Program Oral Interpretation:

Trisha Panse (Junior)


Speech Dramatic Interpretation:

Navaneeth Unikrishnan (Junior)

SENIORS - TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS

What college/university will you be attending? All Final Transcripts will be sent electronically through Parchment. To guarantee your final transcript will be sent to the college/university of your choice, you must set up your account and place your transcript "On Hold for the Next Grading Period".


Graduation will be held on May 25th at 7:30pm on Hamilton's football field. If you are not planning to walk with the class of 2021, you must let Mrs. Leddy in room E200 know as soon as possible or by email: leddy.tammy@cusd80.com.

ATHLETICS NEWS

Wrestling

Congratulations Coach Bartlett has been named PREMIER REGION Coach of the Year! Also, please congratulate your Hamilton Husky Wrestling Team for capturing 7 state medals during our 2021 Season, including STATE CHAMPION Elijah Sobas. Eli dominated his way to the title, pinning all of his opponents, the only wrestler to do that in Division 1. Also earning All State Honors were: Anika Barker (4th place), Colin Ugalde (6th place), Gabriella Majewsky (4th place), Jonah Muhammad (5th place), Brandon Russell (3rd place), and Jonathan Lozano (5th place).

Girls Basketball

Congratulations to Coach Neider, our Girls Basketball coach who has been named PREMIER REGION Coach of the Year!


2020-21 All CUSD Girls Basketball Team

Vanessa Washington - Defensive Player of the Year

Graciela Roybal - First Team

Amari Burnette - Honorable Mention


2020-21 All Premier Girls Basketball

Graciela Roybal - First Team

Amari Burnette - Second Team

Savanna Creal - Honorable Mention

Breanna Sommers - Honorable Mention

Boys Basketball

2020-21 All CUSD Boys Basketball Team

Adrian Galindo - Defensive Player of the Year

Aaron Foote - First Team

Andrew Hinkle - Honorable Mention


2020-21 All Premiere Boys Basketball

Adrian Galindo - First Team

Aaron Foote - Second Team

Andrew Hinkle - Second Team

Jeshua Martinez - Honorable Mention

Daimon Denning - Honorable Mention

INCOMING FRESHMAN ATHLETIC INFORMATION NIGHT

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Hamilton High School

Mission: To prepare students to be successful in their academic, personal and professional lives.

Girls Beach Volleyball @ Chandler

Monday, April 5th, 4pm

350 North Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

JV/V Boys Tennis vs Basha

Tuesday, April 6th, 3:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

JV/V Girls Tennis @ Basha

Tuesday, April 6th, 3:30pm

5990 South Val Vista Drive

Chandler, AZ

FR/JV Softball vs Xavier

Tuesday, April 6th, 3:45pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Varsity Softball @ Xavier

Tuesday, April 6th, 3:45pm

4710 North 5th Street

Phoenix, AZ

FR/JV Baseball vs Brophy

Tuesday, April 6th, 3:45pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Varsity Baseball @ Brophy

Tuesday, April 6th, 3:45pm

4701 North Central Avenue

Phoenix, AZ

JV/V Boys Volleyball @ Rincon

Tuesday, April 6th, 4:30pm

421 North Arcadia Avenue

Tucson, AZ

Unified Basketball @ Higley

Tuesday, April 6th, 6pm

4068 East Pecos Road

Gilbert, AZ

Track @ Mountain View

Wednesday, April 7th, 3:30pm

2700 East Brown Road

Mesa, AZ

JV/V Boys Tennis vs Desert Mountain

Wednesday, April 7th, 3:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

JV/V Girls Tennis @ Desert Mountain

Wednesday, April 7th, 3:30pm

12575 East Vía Linda

Scottsdale, AZ

Girls Beach Volleyball vs Casteel (at Casteel)

Wednesday, April 7th, 4pm

24901 South Power Road

Queen Creek, AZ

Incoming Freshman Athletic Information Night

Wednesday, April 7th, 6-7pm

Hamilton High School, Chandler, AZ, USA

This event will take place on the football field. Please remember COVID-19 restrictions are in place for gatherings and public events. Masks for everyone in attendance and social distancing.

Virtual Parent Presentation - Teen Anxiety

Wednesday, April 7th, 6pm

This is an online event.

Online Link: https://meet.google.com/tjv-uqsi-ndk?hs=122&authuser=0

Presenter: Dr. Chelsie Reed, PhD

Facilitator: Rajani Rastogi, LMSW

Virtual Student Presentation - Overcoming Anxiety

Wednesday, April 7th, 6pm

This is an online event.

Online Link: https://meet.google.com/dwk-uurd-rpf

Presenter: Julianne Haddad, LMSW

JV/V Boys Tennis vs Perry

Thursday, April 8th, 3:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

JV/V Girls Tennis @ Perry

Thursday, April 8th, 3:30pm

1919 East Queen Creek Road

Gilbert, AZ

Varsity Softball @ Desert Ridge

Thursday, April 8th, 3:45pm

10045 East Madero Avenue

Mesa, AZ

Spring Play Performance

Thursday, April 8th, 7pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Fr/JV Baseball @ Brophy

Friday, April 9th, 3:45pm

4701 North Central Avenue

Phoenix, AZ

Varsity Baseball vs Brophy

Friday, April 9th, 3:45pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Spring Play Performance

Friday, April 9th, 7pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Spring Play Performance

Saturday, April 10th, 2pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

FR/JV Softball @ Casteel

Monday, April 12th, 3:45pm

24901 South Power Road

Queen Creek, AZ

Varsity Softball vs Casteel

Monday, April 12th, 3:45pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Girls Beach Volleyball @ Valley Vista

Monday, April 12th, 4pm

15550 North Parkview Place

Surprise, AZ

JV/V Boys Tennis @ Brophy/Xavier

Tuesday, April 13th, 3:30pm

4701 North Central Avenue

Phoenix, AZ

JV/V Girls Tennis vs Brophy/Xavier

Tuesday, April 13th, 3:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

JV Softball @ Pinnacle

Tuesday, April 13th, 3:45pm

3535 East Mayo Boulevard

Phoenix, AZ

Varsity Softball vs Pinnacle

Tuesday, April 13th, 3:45pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

FR/JV Baseball vs Pinnacle

Tuesday, April 13th, 3:45pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Varsity Baseball @ Pinnacle

Tuesday, April 13th, 3:45pm

3535 East Mayo Boulevard

Phoenix, AZ

JV/V Boys Volleyball @ Perry

Tuesday, April 13th, 4:30pm

1919 East Queen Creek Road

Gilbert, AZ

Unified Basketball vs Chandler

Tuesday, April 13th, 6pm

350 North Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Track @ Corona Del Sol

Wednesday, April 14th, 2pm

1001 East Knox Road

Tempe, AZ

FR/JV Baseball vs Liberty

Wednesday, April 14th, 3:45pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Varsity Baseball @ Liberty

Wednesday, April 14th, 3:45pm

9621 West Speckled Gecko Drive

Peoria, AZ

Girls Beach Volleyball vs Ironwood Ridge (at Casteel)

Wednesday, March 17th, 4:30pm

24901 South Power Road

Queen Creek, AZ

JV/V Boys Tennis @ Desert Vista

Thursday, April 15th, 3:30pm

16440 South 32nd Street

Phoenix, AZ

JV/V Girls Tennis vs Desert Vista

Thursday, April 15th, 3:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

FR/JV Softball @ Perry

Friday, April 16th, 3:45pm

1919 East Queen Creek Road

Gilbert, AZ

Varsity Softball vs Perry

Thursday, April 15th, 3:45pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

JV/V Boys Volleyball vs Chandler

Thursday, April 15th, 4:30pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

JV Baseball vs Desert Ridge

Friday, April 16th, 3:45pm

3700 South Arizona Avenue

Chandler, AZ

Varsity Baseball @ Desert Ridge

Friday, April 16th, 3:45pm

10045 East Madero Avenue

Mesa, AZ

Track @ Hohokam

Saturday, April 17th, 8am

1235 North Center Street

Mesa, AZ