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chs teacher of the year

Congratulations to Ms. Lori Lyford, 2016 CHS Teacher of the Year! Ms. Lyford has built a choir program at Chandler High that is truly second to none. Her passion for kids, love of music and an overall “family” environment are palpable in her program. Her students perform on an international level and routinely outclass the competition. Congratulations, Ms. Lyford!

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Several other teachers were nominated by staff, students and parents for the great things they do every day. Congratulations to Mr. Sam Alexander (CTE), Ms. Carol Baldwin (Math), Ms. April Brewington (English), Ms. Cathy Culver (Science), Mr. Mike Ellsworth (World Language), Mr. Mike Gray (World Language), Ms. Jacque Hartrick (Math), Ms. Amy Hatchner (World Language), Ms. Tammy Hove (English), Ms. Renee Howell (Social Studies), Ms. Catherine Jones (English), Ms. Denise Lewis (Science), Mr. Matt Lewis (CTE), Ms. Jessica Peacock (Special Education), Mr. Eric Richardson (Social Studies), Ms. Pat Scott (Math), Mr. Dan Sapakie (English), and Ms. Sara Wyffels (World Language).

Arizona All-Star Orchestra and Choir

Congratulations to Mason Haskett (Orchestra- Viola) and Nick Applegate (Choir) who auditioned and made it into the Arizona All-State Orchestra and Choir! The Arizona All-State Honor Festival will be held at NAU April 21st-23rd.


Vincent Acedo-Holmquist earned silver at the State FFA Competition for Small Animal Production and Care- Entrepreneurship/Placement. Congratulations, Vinnie!

National Honor Society

On Wednesday, April 6th, current members tapped in 256 new members into the National Honor Society. A carnation and a letter of congratulations was given to each new member. These students were honored because of their academics, leadership, community service, and character. They will be honored in a ceremony on Thursday, April 21st at 7pm in the CCA.

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A great group of talented young men represented their clubs, sports, and activities and competed for the coveted title of Mr. CHS last week. Andrew Coffaro, Mr. Lifeguard, wowed the audience with his classical piano, and was ultimately named Mr. CHS 2016. Congratulations, Andrew!

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Water Safety Awareness Week

Tori Cavanaugh, a CHS Junior, designed the winning shirt for the City of Chandler’s Water Safety Awareness Week. Tori’s shirt was chosen by Chandler Fire for its great design and strong message. Chandler High’s Digital Print class, taught by Mr. Bernard Clark, printed nearly 100 shirts to be distributed to Chandler children. Thanks to Atag (Arizona Textiles and Apparel Group, Inc.) in Phoenix for the shirt donation.

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Last Week's Wins

  • Freshman Softball def. Mountain Pointe
  • JV Softball def. Mountain Pointe 8-7
  • Varsity Softball def. Mountain Pointe 7-0
  • Varsity Softball def. Basha 8-2

This Week's Home Events

  • Tuesday, 4/12 : Boys Tennis vs Mountain Pointe @ 3:30pm; Varsity Softball vs Boulder Creek @ 3:45pm; Freshman/JV Baseball vs Mesquite @ 3:45pm; Boys Volleyball vs Campo Verde JVB @ 3:30pm, JV @ 4pm, and Varsity @ 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, 4/13: Freshman/JV Softball vs Sandra Day O’Connor @ 3:45pm
  • Thursday, 4/14: Boys Tennis vs Hamilton @ 3:30pm
  • Friday, 4/15: Varsity Baseball vs Queen Creek @ 4:00pm; Freshman/JV Softball vs Queen Creek @ 3:45pm; Boys Volleyball vs Marana JVB @ 3:30pm, JV @ 4pm, and Varsity @ 5:30pm


The IB MYP Personal Project Showcase took place last Wednesday in the Chandler Center for the Arts foyer. The personal project is a significant student-directed inquiry produced over an extended period, completed during the last year of the MYP. Excellent work!

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Student Council will be having an informational meeting for any 9th, 10th or 11th grade student interested in running for a Student Council position for next year. This meeting will take place on Monday, April 18th in Mr. Gray’s classroom (303) during lunch A (for freshmen), lunch B, and after school. Find out important information about the offices available, requirements, and important deadlines. This is your chance to be a part of something big at CHS!


Seniors: What college or university will you be attending? All final transcripts will be sent electronically through Parchment. You must sign up at before graduation. After graduation you will be charged $8.50 per transcript. For information on how to sign up, see Mrs. Thoren in the Career Center or Mrs. Graffeo in the Registrar’s office.

Graduation: May 24th at 8:00pm on Austin Field. If you are not planning to walk with the class of 2016, you must let Mrs. Graffeo in the Registrar’s office or Mrs. Smith in Room 113 know as soon as possible.


  • Attendance mandatory for all three dates listed below
  • CCA Dance Room
  • Dates:

*Tuesday, April 19……Information Meeting….2:30-3:00

*Wednesday, April 27Audition……………….2:30-4:00

*Thursday, April 28……Audition……………….2:30-5:00


CHS Student Council is pleased to announce that this year’s theme for Prom is 007th Wonder of the World. CHS Juniors and Seniors should plan on completing their secret mission on Saturday, April 16th from 8:00-11:00pm at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Phoenix. Tickets are $55 each but will increase to $65 on Thursday, April 14th. If the upperclassman’s date is an underclassman or does not attend CHS, a guest pass must be turned in to Ms. Tierney’s office by April 6th. Guest passes can be found in the CHS bookstore.

Gentlemen, looking for a tuxedo or other formal wear for prom? Check out the Men’s Warehouse near the Chandler Fashion Center for great deals. Remember to mention that you are a student at Chandler High School, as Men’s Warehouse will donate a portion of the rental fee to CHS.

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AIMS Science Testing

  • Wednesday, April 13th for 9th and 10th graders in Biology, H Biology or Applied Bio - 10:25am Late Start for students not testing

ACT Testing

  • Tuesday, April 19th for all juniors- 11:50am late start for 9th, 10th and 12th graders

No zero hour on testing days. All testing begins at 7:25am. We are running two bus routes each day of testing, the regular route for testers, and a second route for non-testers. Students not testing AIMS Science will catch their bus 3 hours later than regularly scheduled pick-up. On April 19th, freshmen, sophomores and seniors will catch their bus 4 ½ hours later than regularly scheduled pick-up.


Support Chandler Football by participating in the 13th Annual Chandler Football Golf Classic on Saturday, May 7th at the San Marcos Golf Course. View the CHS Golf Classic flyer for more info.


Participating in a sport next year at CHS? If so, don't forget to get your physical! CHS will be offering physicals on May 14th in the CTE building. More information on the physicals can be found by viewing the Sports Physical flyer.


Who: Ages 12-14

When: May 12th-14th

Where: Chandler High Payne Gym

Time: 5:30-7:30 PM

Campers will practice all skills, gain volleyball game knowledge and receive agility training during the camp sessions.

Register at and click on the Community Ed tab. Select CUSD Camps & Clinics and scroll down to volleyball camp to enroll.

Online registration accepts debit/credit cards only. If you need to pay by check or money order, or need access to a computer, please visit CUSD Community Education at 1525 W. Frye Rd. No cash accepted and no camp walk-ups will be admitted.

Questions? Please contact Head Coach Audra Slemmer at 480-812-7892 or

cusd summer academy

In need of making up credits? Looking to get a head start for next year? CUSD Summer Academy could be just what you're looking for. Information on CUSD Summer Academy can be found by visiting the following link: CUSD Summer Academy Information

tax credit

It's not too late! Help support extra-curricular activities and extended learning beyond the regular school day by making a tax credit donation to Chandler High School. The state of Arizona allows taxpayers to receive a tax credit of up to $200 ($400 if married and filing jointly) when you make a tax credit donation to our school. Yes, taxpayers receive a dollar-for-dollar credit towards their state tax return. Tutoring, student clubs and field trips are just a few of the enrichment programs that are supported through tax credit donations. Click here for more info, and please name Chandler High School as the recipient of your donation. Thank you for your support!


The purpose of WOLF Days is to distribute 2016-17 schedules, take student I.D. pictures, and pay for any fees. Please keep these dates in mind when scheduling vacations. WOLF Days takes place in the CHS Media Center.

Seniors - July 13th - 8:00 AM-3:00 PM

Juniors - July 14th - 8:00 AM-3:00 PM

Sophomores - July 15th - 8:00 AM-3:00 PM

Freshmen - July 18th - 11:30 AM-6:00 PM


COLLEGE/CAREER PRESENTATIONS: Sign up in the Career Center

  • NAVY Presentation- Thursday, 4/14 @ 10:30am
  • University of Arizona- Junior Presentation- Wednesday, 4/20 @ 10:30am
  • Arizona State University- Junior Presentation- Thursday, 4/21 @ 10:30am
  • Grand Canyon University- Junior Presentation- Wednesday, 4/27 @ 10:30am

New presentations are added daily. Visit the Career Center website to access the Career Center Calendar and other valuable info.


Aurora Behavioral Health is offering two new programs for parents of teenagers. The first one is a free Parent Support and Education group. Parents do not need to reserve a spot ahead of time nor do they need to have, or previously have had, a child with Aurora. View the Parent Support Group flyer for additional info.

The second program is a teen summer program. Structure is a key factor in helping teenagers remain stable and happy, and many students struggle during the summer without that added support. Space for the Summer Teen Program is limited, so call today to reserve a spot. View the Summer Teen Program flyer for more information.