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100 Years of Excellence

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A+ School of Excellence

Chandler High School has once again received the A+ School of Excellence Award from the Arizona Education Foundation. AEF awards the A+ School of Excellence™ designation to schools that are models of quality and equity. CHS is the only school in Arizona to receive this coveted award six times. Congratulations, Wolves!

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 4th-8th is Teacher Appreciation Week. Please join us in celebrating all of the wonderful teachers at CHS!

CUSD Outstanding Educator

Congratulations to Mrs. Kathie Buren, CUSD Outstanding Educator and Apple Achievement Winner. Mrs. Buren teaches Beginning Dance, Advanced Dance, Improv and MODAZZ. Her students describe Mrs. Buren as caring, inspiring and passionate about dance and her dancers.

CHS IB Banquet

Last week, CHS IB Boosters hosted the 2015 IB Banquet to honor the IB Diploma and IB Course students who are graduating. IB graduates will be attending ASU Barrett, Berkeley, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Notre Dame, Tufts, and U of A. Congratulations to the distinguished class of 2015 IB Graduates and Scholars!

IB Middle Years Program Personal Projects

On Monday April 27th, students in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP) showcased their Personal Projects. These projects were a culmination of two years of work and included a self-selected and guided research project. The projects ranged from creating awareness for childhood cancer to designing and programming a personal cooling device.

CHS Student Council

Congratulations to the following students voted to 2015-2016 CHS Stuco Student Body Officers:

President: Sydney Hess

Vice-President: Klarissa Escobar

Spirit Commissioner: Zoe Zammit

Business Manager: Tallia Cowell

Corresponding Secretary: Dakota Soderberg

Recording Secretary: Nicholas Copeland

Publicity Manager: Conner Jensen

Parliamentarian: Marissa Hindenes

Historian: Yami Portillo

Do you know an 8th grader coming to CHS and is interested in being involved with Student Council? Ninth grade Stuco election information is now available on the Stuco webpage: CHS Student Council Webpage

Link Crew

On Thursday, April 30th, students who were selected to be next school year's Link Crew participated in a Leadership Training Day. The Link Crew members were involved in water relays, games, and team building activities. They also spent a large portion of the day planning for Freshman Orientation, which will take place on Friday, July 17th.

CHS Wind Symphony

Congratulations to Chandler Wind Symphony on their SUPERIOR rating at the ABODA Festival. These students worked very hard to both prepare for this performance, as well as assist in helping with the running of the festival. They were adjudicated by some of the top judges in the country and the band received straight 1’s (the highest rating possible) on stage for our performance.

CHS Softball

Varsity Softball celebrated Senior Night on Wednesday, April 29th. Mrs. Croswhite’s 1st graders from CTA Humphrey, who have been pen pals with Chandler High’s softball team for years, were there to celebrate the last game of the season and cheer on the seniors.

CHS Soccer

Congratulations to three CHS Division 1 State Soccer Champions who earned Honorable Mention on the 2015 Division 1 All-Academic Soccer team: Carter Rumsey, Don Tchilao and Andrew Layton. Excellent work, Wolves!

chs athletics

Recent Wins:

  • Softball def. Casa Grande (V 4-2) and Dobson (JV 13-3)
  • Baseball def. Skyline (JV 10-0) and Dobson (V 7-6; JV 13-3)
  • Boys Volleyball def. Mountain Pointe (JV 2-0) and Marcos de Niza (V 3-0; JV 2-0)

This Week’s Home Events:

  • Monday, May 4th: AVID Senior Graduation Celebration- 6:00pm in the CCA Bogle Theater
  • Tuesday, May 5th: Boys Volleyball vs. Mesquite (JV @ 4:00pm; V @ 5:00pm)
  • Wednesday, May 6th: Band Concert @ 7:00pm in the CCA Main Theater; Beginning/Intermediate Dance Concert @ 7:00pm in the CCA Bogle Theater
  • Thursday, May 7th: Beginning/Intermediate Dance Concert @ 7:00pm in the CCA Bogle Theater

commitment to higher education

Last week, CHS celebrated “Commitment to Higher Education.” Students were invited to sign their graduation year banner to include their post-high school plans to attend college, career/technical school or military service. On Friday, May 1st, “College Decision Day,” students were encouraged to wear their college shirts.

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On Monday, May 11th, CHS will celebrate academics and rigor by recognizing 650 CHS students who have maintained a 3.5 GPA and have met the following requirements for enrollment in honor classes each semester:

Freshmen Two honors credits (4 semester courses-grade 9)

Sophomores Four honors credits (8 semester courses-grades 9-10)

Juniors Five honors credits (10 semester courses-grades 9-11)

Seniors Six honors credits (12 semester courses-grades 9-12)

Students must be enrolled in at least one honors class during the spring semester, and during each semester grades 9-12. If the student is enrolled in honors courses in the spring semester, those courses are counted toward this requirement.

During 2nd hour, Mr. Rother will appear in a special video announcement, and teachers will distribute certificates and programs to recipients. Academic Honors Scholars will be released to lunch early to receive their “CHS Scholar” t-shirts and other goodies. We’ve planned a special day for the scholars, and we look forward to recognizing them in front of their peers. Thanks to State 48, a company founded by three CHS alumni, for the awesome shirts (pictured below). Congrats, Honors Scholars!

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chs awards night

On Tuesday, May 12th, CHS will host Awards Night for freshmen, sophomores and juniors at 6:00 p.m. in the Chandler Center for the Arts. Students will be recognized for being in the top 5% of their class. Departments will also name their outstanding students. Recipients were notified through their 1st hour class, and their parents have been notified by mail.

senior scholarship night

CHS will recognize scholarship recipients at Senior Scholarship Night on May 14th at 6:00 p.m. in the Chandler Center for the Arts. Mrs. Thoren, Career Center Specialist, has notified students.

yearbook distribution

Yearbook Distribution will begin on Monday, May 11th. Students who have purchased yearbooks can pick them up at the following times in the Media Center:

Monday, May 11th: A& B Lunch for Bus Students & Half Day Seniors Only; Distribution for all students will run from 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm

Tuesday, May 12th: A& B Lunch for all students; 2:20-2:40 for all students

There were a few extra yearbooks printed. They can be purchased for $75.00 online at or in the Chandler High Bookstore until May 6th. They will sell out quickly.

summer school

Summer School information is now available in the Counseling Office. Summer Academy will be held at Chandler High School. Students should see their counselor for the paperwork. Students interested in summer classes through Chandler Online Academy must have an email registered in Infinite Campus (IC) or bring the info to their counselor for data input. This year the online registration will go through IC, and only the counselors have access. After the counselor inputs the request, an email will go to the parent for payment.

Summer Academy is Monday, June 8th through Friday, June 26th from 7:30am-4:00pm. Fees are $180 per semester course. There is a two course maximum for “in person” and a four course maximum for online. Students who miss more than two days will be purged from the system with no refund, so please plan vacations accordingly.

chs dual enrollment

Chandler High School offers 35 Dual Enrollment classes. Earn college credit while taking classes in high school and complete many university general studies requirements. See Mrs. Shaw in the Counseling Department if you have any questions regarding dual enrollment.

Thinking about taking a dual enrollment class for next year and need to take the Accuplacer test? Starting in May (every Tuesday and Wednesday at 2:30pm) the library computer lab will be open for testing.

Need MONEY to help pay for Dual Enrollment next year?

NOW is the time to apply for Financial Aid...BEFORE students leave for summer break!

Students, set up your Student Center account, apply for admissions, and activate your Maricopa Student Email. You can activate your email at This email account will be used to notify you of any updates to your Financial Aid account.

internet safety presentation

Are you aware of what your child is doing online? What can you do to keep your children safe online? Do you have concerns about internet safety? The Internet is a huge information source and a valuable tool for adults and children, but because of its anonymous nature it creates opportunities for predators.

71% of teen ages 13-17 reported receiving messages online from someone they didn’t know.

40% reported that they usually reply and chat with that person.

30% of teens have considered meeting someone that they have chatted with.

14% have actually had such an encounter.

Topic: “Internet Safety/Digital Evolution”

Speaker: Karen Nowicki, Community Education Director at MASK

Date: Thursday, May 7th Time: 6:30 – 8pm

Place: Hamilton High School – D100

important info for seniors


Senior exams will be given on Thursday and Friday, May 21 and 22, 2015. All Seniors must attend all of their classes both days.

Please note: 0 and 7th hour Seniors need to check with their instructors for the 0 and 7th period exam schedule.

May 21, 2015 *Senior Final Exams (periods 1-3-5)

May 22, 2015 *Senior Final Exams (periods 2-4-6)

May 26, 2015 * A-L First Graduation Practice – 7:30 a.m.— mandatory

May 26, 2015 * M-Z First Graduation Practice – 9:30 a.m.— mandatory

May 27, 2015 *Final graduation practice (5:45 a.m. at Austin Field) - mandatory

*Graduation (Report to assigned classroom for line-up by 7:15 p.m.)


Senior check-out sheets will be distributed in English class on Monday, May 11th.

Completed check-out sheets are due as soon as students have completed their final exams; students may not check out earlier. Check-out will be held in the Bookstore. Mid-year graduates are required to check out in the Bookstore prior to May 20th.

Seniors not planning to walk with the class of 2015, need to let Mrs. Graffeo in the Registrar’s office or Mrs. Bunch in room 113 know, as soon as possible.

COMMENCEMENT is at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 at Austin Field.

As in prior years, the Class of 2015 graduation ceremony will be streamed live via the internet at

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second semester final exams

Thursday, May 21st and Friday, May 22nd are review days. May 21st is 1-3-5; May 22nd is 2-4-6. 0 hour teachers will test on Wednesday; students must be in class both days.

Tuesday May 26th, 2015

0 Hour - 6:30-7:20

1st Hour - 7:25-9:00

3rd Hour - 9:10-10:45

5th Hour - 10:55-12:30

Make up exams (prearranged) 1:30-2:45

Wednesday May 27th, 2015

0 Hour - 6:30-7:20

2nd Hour - 7:25-9:00

4th Hour - 9:10-10:45

6th Hour - 10:55-12:30

Make up exams (prearranged) 1:30-2:45