Chandler High Wolf Bytes
School of Champions
may 29, 2018
CHS TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to Ms. Amy Komitzky Henning for being named Chandler High School’s 2018 Teacher of the Year! Ms. Komitzky has been an educator for 24 years and currently teaches English and the Senior AVID Elective and leads a number of school committees. An AVID Senior stated, “Ms. Komitzky works with each individual student to become successful and thrive in life.” As part of another nomination, a teacher wrote, “Ms. Komitzy is the teacher who, at graduation, gave her own shoes to a student who was struggling because she chose the wrong heels to walk in… she’s dedicated her heart, her soul, her life to our precious students.” Her impact is great, and CHS is proud to nominate Ms. Amy Komitzky for Arizona Teacher of the Year.
STATE CHAMPION WRESTLERS
CHS wrestlers had outstanding performances at the Freestyle State Tournament last week. Zachary Espalin, Benji Alanis, Nathaniel Deasey and Chris Kelly were State Champions! Josh Weisman took 4th and Jacob Covarrubias took 6th. Great job and congratulations, Wolves!
2018 AFJROTC OUTSTANDING INSTRUCTORS
Congratulations to Lt. Col. Gary Jones and Msgt. Scott Goodson for being named 2018 AFJROTC Outstanding Instructors. They are unwavering in their focus on instilling strong academics, character, service and leadership in our students.
POSITIVE REFERRAL DRAWING
Kaylynn Stanley, Sydney Wiedeman, and Craig Wilson are this semester’s Positive Referral Winners! As an IB World School, CHS aims for all of our students to recognize our common humanity and together create a better world by being balanced, principled, courageous, caring, etc. Kaylynn, Sydney and Craig were among many students recognized for going above and beyond and exemplifying one or more characteristics linked with the IB Learner Profile. Congrats and thanks for making CHS a great place to be!
2018-19 STUDENT COUNCIL
Congratulations to the newly elected 2018-2019 Student Council! This great group of leaders, under the direction of sponsor Mr. Michael Gray and 2018-19 Student Body President Ruth Chavez, has already started planning for next year. StuCo is responsible for planning Prom, Homecoming events, spirit weeks, assemblies, school-wide fundraisers, and more! Incoming freshman members are not pictured.
EMERGE ART EXHIBITION
Six CHS Photography students had their work chosen for Emerge, an annual juried exhibition featuring works from student photographers enrolled in Arizona high schools, community colleges, art schools, and universities across the state. Congrats to Justin Aguirre, Ruben Romero, Annika Lagos, Alex Wilhelm, Beilee Kagen and Josh Globke (pictured with photo below), who received Honorable Mention out of over 300 entries.
6A 1ST TEAM ALL-STATE
Congratulations to Will Long and Javan Ah’Quin for being named 6A 1st Team All-State!
GERMAN STUDY BRIDGE PROGRAM
Jacob Pescador, a junior who will be enrolled in IB German 5 next school year, received a full scholarship from the Goethe-Institut to participate in the Study Bridge Program. This STEM/German program is modular in nature and follows a set progression: intensive STEM summer classes in Germany, two semester long intensive German classes online, and a one-year student exchange in Germany. This training will prepare Jacob to study at a German university.
STUDENTS EXCEL ON NATIONAL GERMAN EXAM
This spring German students in the US were encouraged to participate in the National German Exam (NGE). CHS German Honors Students sat for the National German Exam - Level 3 and 4, and more than half of the class received awards in forms of gold (1), silver (3), bronze (2), and achievement (1). The three top students in these categories were awarded a gold medal - Macy Canedy, silver medal - Ben Gurtler, and a bronze medal - Jacob Pescador. Congratulations!
CHANDLER EXCHANGE CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
Congratulations to Gisselle Barocio for being chosen the CUSD recipient of the Chandler Exchange Club Scholarship. Gisselle is an IB Diploma candidate and part of CHS’s AVID program. Great job, Gisselle!
Kimberly Magana is CHS’s Otto and Edna Neely Foundation scholarship winner! She will receive a $3000.00 scholarship for 4 years. Congrats, Kimberly!
END OF YEAR CELEBRATIONS
The school year is winding down, and clubs and teams are celebrating their accomplishments! Check out pics from Boys Tennis, AVID, SSBTR, StuCo, Softball, Dance, and JROTC.
LAST WEEK’S CHOIR CONCERT
CHS’s choirs, under the direction of Ms. Lori Lyford, wowed their CCA audience at last week’s concert. What a great way to end the school year!
AVID COMMUNITY SERVICE
AVID Sophomores completed a minimum of 5 hours community service this semester and created presentations on their experiences and what they learned through the process. Many students volunteered with the Si Se Puede Foundations, Feed My Starving Children, the Chandler Care Center, young athletes, etc.
NCAA/NAIA ELIGIBILITY CENTER
Attention: All seniors playing a sport in college in the fall, please make sure that you have completed your NCAA and/or NAIA Eligibility Center checklist. If you have any questions, please check in with Mr. Owen in counseling.
FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE
SAVE THE DATE! 2018-2019 WOLF DAYS
Thursday July 12, 2018 Junior Day
Friday July 13, 2018 Sophomore Day
Monday July 16, 2018 Freshman Day
Students will pick up their schedules, pay fees, and get their ID cards. Spirit wear, including Game Day shirts, will also be available for purchase.
Watch for the summer mailing with additional information.
GRAD DAY PHOTOGRAPHY
Graduation is right around the corner!
Lifetouch photography is our vendor for the graduation ceremony photos. To automatically receive an email link with your photos from graduation, sign up at the Lifetouch website.
PATHWAY TO May 30th GRADUATION
DUAL ENROLLMENT TUITION ASSISTANCE
Do you plan on doing Dual Enrollment classes next school year and need help with the cost?
Applications for the Maricopa Grant are due by:
Priority Deadline: Thursday, May 31st
Final Deadline: Friday, August 31st
Don't miss the deadline and miss your chance to be awarded tuition for your dual enrollment classes! Funds are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis and eligibility is based on financial need. If you don't apply now and decide this fall to take a dual enrollment class, the funds may be gone.
There is no commitment to register for classes if your plans change in the fall, but applying now allows you to determine your eligibility and become pre-qualified for funding.
Students must apply now to receive tuition assistance for the dual classes they plan on taking in the 2018-2019 school year. Please refer to the Tuition Assistance link on our website for more information and access to a packet which includes: an informational cover sheet and application. Please be sure to follow the directions carefully as incomplete applications cannot be processed.
For questions, please contact Tuition Assistance at 480-732-7275 or DEtuitionassistance@cgc.edu.
Interested in championship training at an unbeatable price? The All-American Wrestling Team Camp from June 4th-8th may be right up your alley. Check it out! Take a look at the camp brochure for more details.