Chandler High Wolf Bytes
School of Champions
January 22, 2018
2018 DIVISION I CO-ED CHEER STATE CHAMPS
CHS Varsity Cheer beat out 19 teams and won the 2018 Division I Co-Ed Cheer competition this weekend at Chase Field. They are coached by Miss Kendra Van Norman. Congratulations, State Champion Wolves!
TREBLEMAKERS WIN INTERNATIONAL YOUTH CHORUS FESTIVAL
Congratulations to the Treblemakers for earning a Superior rating and winning their plateau at the 2018 International Youth Chorus Festival in Costa Mesa, CA. Additionally, Men’s Choir received a rating of Outstanding. The choirs are directed by Ms. Lori Lyford.
GERMAN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
As part of the 2017 World Language Fair at Chandler High School, students had the chance to participate in the Goethe Institut’s prestigious Award of Excellence competition. Only three students in the entire United States will ultimately receive the award, and to be a finalist for it is a great honor. Aleckzandra Agustin, currently a senior, has a chance to win an all-expense paid three week trip to Germany. The next stage of the competition is coming soon; good luck to Aleckzandra and her German teacher, Frau Mello!
WRESTLERS WINNING BIG
CHS Wrestlers have had a great two weeks as they head into the end of the season. They took 10th out of 80 teams at the Battle for the Belt tournament in California which is one of the top tournaments in the West. They had 2 individual placers; Zack Espalin took 6th and Bobby Groves took 7th.
This past week they won the Brad Jones Invitational with 6 Champions and 5 other placers. Zack Espalin, Benji Alanis, Chris Kelly, Rafael Garcia, Thomas Bigelow, and Marco Groves took 1st; Bobby Groves, Randy Robinson and Eli Sobas took 2nd; Jacob Covarrubias and Bryant Jackson took 5th; and Nathaniel Deasey took 6th.
last week's WINS
- Girls Basketball def. Basha (JV 54-48 and V 67-55) and Mountain Ridge (F 32-31, JV 40-28, V 78-51)
- Boys Basketball def. Basha (JV 39-37), Dobson (F 74-33, JV 78-23, V 56-54), and Sandra Day (F 66-50, JV 59-52)
- Boys Soccer tied Brophy (JV 2-2 and V 1-1), def. Basha (JV 5-0 and V 6-0) and Horizon (V 4-3)
- Girls Soccer def. Basha (V 2-1 and JV T 1-1)
- Wrestling Multi-Meet
THIS WEEK’S EVENTS
- Mon, Jan 22nd: JVB Girls Soccer vs Perry @ 3:30 (on the practice fields)
- Tues, Jan 23rd: Boys Basketball vs Cibola: F @ 4 pm, JV @ 5:30 pm, Varsity @ 7 pm; Demystifying the Application Process: 6:30 pm in the CCA
- Wed, Jan 24th: Honors Program Information Night: 6:00-7:30 in the CCA
- Fri, Jan 26th: Boys Basketball vs Brophy: F @ 4 pm, JV @ 5:30 pm, Varsity @ 7 pm
Last Thursday’s Unity Assembly was an amazing celebration of CHS’s diversity. Thanks to APAC, Desi Fusion, Winter Drumline, Unified Hip Hop, Sophia Dean, Katherine Le, Kapena and Kaipo Magsayo, Elizabeth Barbosa, Kelilah Peprah, and Modazz for sharing what makes Chandler High culturally unique and unified at the same time!
“SPEAK UP, STAND UP, SAVE A LIFE”
A delegation of CHS students and staff members attended the “Speak Up, Stand Up, Save a Life” Conference at Grand Canyon University last week. The program’s purpose was to help give students and teacher the tools needed to prevent bullying, suicide and many issues impacting today’s youth.
Parents and incoming freshmen got a glimpse of what CHS has to offer at last Thursday’s Curriculum Night. Teachers, administrators and current Wolves were on hand to discuss their classes and programs, answer questions, and share the energy that is Chandler High. We’re excited to welcome the Class of 2022!
JOIN THE 2018-2019 LINK CREW
Link Crew is a freshman transition program that helps incoming 9th graders make the adjustment to the high school environment. Link Leaders, 11th and 12th graders, help make this transition as smooth as possible. Link Crew organizes Freshman Orientation, a freshman-only day before the first day of school that provides the opportunity to meet other 9th grade students. It empowers students to make wise choices and helps prepare freshmen for a successful first day of school. Orientation includes a tour of the campus so new students have an idea where their classes are located. Link Crew also organizes academic and social events such as the Final Exam Cram session in December, A-lunch games and activities, and a back-to-school Freshman Pool Party.
SENIOR PANORAMIC PHOTO
SENIORS: It’s that time of year to be aware that Goldbeck Photography will be here on January 26th at 8am to take the annual senior panoramic photo. For more information go to the CHS Web site and look under the information tab for seniors. Please remember to mark your calendar for January 26th.
YEARBOOK SENIOR ADS
Parents/Guardians of Seniors: The 2017-18 Yearbook Senior Ad deadline is February 16th. You can purchase your ad by visiting the Josten’s website. If you’re looking for more information on senior ads, please view the senior ad flyer attached. You can order the Senior Ad through the Josten’s website or by downloading the ReplayIt app.
YEARBOOKS ON SALE
The deadline to be guaranteed a 2017-18 yearbook is coming up in February. The price is $75.00. Buy now in the CHS Bookstore or online at the Josten’s website.
PATHWAY TO GRADUATION
Note: Due to AzMERIT testing, there is a date and location change to the Senior Scholars/High Honors Meeting. Impact Assembly and PROM dates have also been added.
COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER
All college presentations will take place in the CHS College and Career Center, unless otherwise specified. Students should sign up outside the CHS College and Career Center to attend a presentation. Students will receive a pass in class on the day of the presentation.
- 1/23 5:30pm Duke University – Demystifying the College Admissions Process for Highly Selective Colleges - Chandler Center for the Arts
- 1/24 11:35am Grand Canyon University
- 1/25 11:35am University of Arizona College Application Workshop
- 2/13 8:00am ASU
- 2/13 9:30am Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM)
- 2/15 9:30am Chandler-Gilbert Community College and Mesa Community College
- 2/22 11:35am Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences (CRAS)
- 2/23 9:30am University of Arizona
- 2/28 10:00am Army
BOYS STATE APPLICATION
Boys State, a program sponsored by The American Legion, is a leadership action program where boys entering their senior year can participate in a practical governmental course designed to develop a working knowledge of the structure of the state and local government. CHS can send three boys to the conference held June 3rd through June 9th at Northern Arizona University.
Please see Ms. Jaramillo in the College and Career Center for more info and an application. Students will be selected by a CHS committee and be notified by April 6, 2018.
FREE SAT/ACT PRACTICE
SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP INFO
Chandler Education Foundation Scholarship applications are now available! Visit the CEF website to see the scholarships that are available to Chandler High School students and to download the applications. Some of the scholarships available must be submitted to Chandler High School's College and Career Center.
There are 45 private donor scholarships available to CHS students that are due to Ms. Jaramillo in the College and Career Center on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 2:30 pm. Please see Ms. Jaramillo if you need assistance in filling out these scholarships. An application packet with all of the appropriate forms (up to 10) must be completed for each scholarship the student is applying for. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The Victor M. Cooper and Saunders Montague Scholarships are due to Ms. Jaramillo in the College and Career Center on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 2:30 pm.
Seniors of Chinese Descent: GFWC-Desert Jade Women’s Club is offering 6 scholarships to graduating high school seniors of Chinese descent. Please see Ms. Jaramillo in the College and Career Center for an application. Deadline is March 9, 2018.
Scholarship available to female seniors: The East Valley Women’s Scholarship Selection Committee, in conjunction with the family of Stephanie Graham, is offering a $2000 scholarship to a female senior who exhibits service to the community, participation in extra-curricular activities, has a minimum GPA of 2.5, and demonstrates financial need. Please see Ms. Jaramillo in the College and Career Center information. Deadline is February 16, 2018.
The Dorrance Scholarship Program offers $12,000 per year, provides a Dorrance advisor, tutoring, mentoring, international study/travel, internship opportunities, entrepreneurship experience, community outreach opportunities, and pre-college bridge program. Deadline to submit Phase 1 is February 7, 2018. See Ms. Jaramillo in the College and Career Center for specific info.
Seniors’ community service hours for IMPACT Chandler Scholars are due to the Chandler Education Foundation on Monday, April 2, 2018 by 4:00 pm.
INFO FOR INCOMING FRESHMEN
DEMYSTIFYING THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Find the perfect gift for your special sweetheart or yourself this Valentine’s Day at Chandler Fashion Center and help us earn CHS CA$H for our Positive Referral Program!
All you need to do is submit your receipts to the front office (we’ll return the receipts to you) or drop them in the collection box located on the Upper Level bridge near Barnes & Noble! All receipts from the stores listed below, dated and submitted between January 16 - February 28, will earn 20 points per dollar spent which is quadruple the normal points! It’s an easy way to make CHS CA$H to help reward students who receive Positive Referrals.
Valentine’s Day School Cents Participants: Barnes and Noble, Ben Bridge Jewelers, Brighton Collectibles, Claire’s, Coach, Fossil, Francesca’s, Godiva, Helzberg Diamonds, Icing, Kay Jewelers, Kendra Scott, Pandora, See’s Candy, Soma, Things Remembered, Victoria’s Secret