Chandler High Wolf Bytes

School of Champions

March 26, 2019


Congratulations to the following students for being within the top 2.5% Hispanic / Latino PSAT/NMSQT junior testers nationally: Nina Anguis, Luke Bass, Melody Colucci, Esme Crawford-Paz Soldan, Miranda Gonzalez, Alexis Gonzalez, Jacob Pisors, and Jose Segovia.

National Hispanic Recognition Recipients


Congratulations to Stefana Jelacic, CHS Junior and #1 ranked wrestler in the U.S., for defeating #2 Vayle-Rae Baker (Benton, Pa.) as part of the NCAA Fan Festival held between sessions of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Pittsburgh, Pa. on Saturday, March 23rd. Stefana is pictured with Coach Vidal Mejia.

Coach Mejia and Stefana Jelacic


In 2018, three CHS Seniors and members of the Si Se Puede Engineering Team, swept the First Lego League (FLL) regional awards for Mentor of the Year and Outstanding Volunteer awards. Congratulations to the following: Mario Giron, Outstanding Volunteer; Fernando Zavala, Regional Mentor of the Year; and Camila Trevino, Regional Mentor of the Year. Excellent work, Wolves!

First Lego League Regional Award Winners


The Alliance for Young Artists and Writers announced the national award recipients of the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7-12. Congratulations to three Chandler High students who are recipients of awards: Katherine Chou-Silver Key and two Honorable Mentions; Tiffany Sanchez-Honorable Mention; Sydney Matic-Honorable Mention. The students are part of Ms. Jennifer Knoll’s AP Studio Art program.


Recently, 38 middle and high school teams were selected as winners of the seventh annual Lead2Feed Challenge. Chandler High FCCLA-ECE had 2 teams win $500 grants. The Chandler Crusaders (Early Childhood Ed classes) won $500 for the Candler Care Center. The Chandler Education Bandits (Paloma Ramirez, Victoria Seeman, and Lisette Meza) won $500 for Yuda Bands.

The Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program was created by the Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning and the Lift a Life Foundation to encourage middle and high school students to hone leadership skills by completing a service project around a community need involving a public nonprofit.


Congratulations to the following Chandler Wolves who have been named to the Sport360AZ Arizona All-Academic Boys Basketball Team: Adrian Chandler (4.3 GPA), Isaiah Somers (4.2 GPA), and Vean Simon (4.0 GPA)

Boys Basketball Postseason Honors

Congratulations to the following members of the CHS Boys Basketball program for receiving the following postseason honors:

Isaiah Somers - All CUSD 1st Team and Premier Region 1st Team

Carson Kelly - All CUSD 1st Team and Premier Region 1st Team

Vean Simon - All CUSD Honorable Mention and Premier Region 2nd Team

Adrian Chandler - Premier Region Honorable Mention

Carl Wilson - Premier Region Honorable Mention

Coach Jonathan Rother - CUSD and Premier Region Coach of the Year

Great job, gentlemen!

Incoming Freshman Athletic Information Night

Incoming Freshman Athletic Information Night Flyer

Recent WINS

  • Beach Volleyball def. Maricopa 5-0 and Desert Mountain 4-1
  • Softball def. Tolleson (V 9-5, F 22-4), Mesa (V 21-1, JV 23-0, F 35-0), Dobson (JV 13-0), and Chavez (V 17-3, JV 19-0, and F 35-2)
  • Baseball def. Dobson (V 14-0, JV 19-1), Mesa (JV 17-3, F 8-1), and Chavez (V 10-0)
  • Boys Tennis def. Campo Verde (JV 9-0), Dobson (V 8-1, JV 8-1)
  • Girls Tennis def. Campo Verde (V 8-1) and Dobson (V 7-2, JV 6-3)
  • Boys Volleyball def. North (V 3-0, JV 2-0) and Westwood (V 3-0, JV 2-0)


  • Tues, March 26th: Girls Tennis vs Ironwood @ 3:30; Varsity Softball vs Red Mountain @ 4 pm; F/JV Baseball vs Red Mountain @ 4 pm
  • Thurs, March 28th: Boys Tennis vs Brophy @ 3:30 pm; Varsity Baseball vs Perry @ 3:45; F/JV Softball vs Perry @ 3:45 pm; Boys Volleyball vs Red Mountain JV @ 4 Varsity @ 5
  • Fri, March 29th: F/JV Baseball vs Perry @ 3:45 pm; Varsity Softball vs Perry @ 3:45 pm


CHS French students celebrated Mardi Gras on March 5th. This year’s theme was Carnival around the World and students created artifacts to represent the regions of New Orleans, Rio, Venice, Quebec and Nice. CHS students and staff voted on best displays, played games, took pics in the photo booth, and ate crepes.

Mardi Gras Festivities


The March 4th Spring Orchestra Concert featured the Chamber Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra and Cello Quartet and honored the three students who auditioned and performed with the Southwest Region Honor Orchestra: Khaymin Westbrook (freshman)- Viola, Elise Owens (junior)- Viola, and Kenny Applegate (junior) – Cello. Congratulations!


CHS’s Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble performed their Quarter 3 Concert on March 5th. The bands, under the direction of Mr. Carlos Aguero and Mr. Steven Quintana, performed nine terrific pieces ranging from Paul Clark’s “Chuckles” to Holsinger’s “On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss.”

On another note, Winter Guard, Winter Drum Line, Jazz 1, and Symphonic Band are advancing to state competitions beginning this Friday. Good luck to all!

Band Concert
Band Concert


CHS students celebrated Disabilities Awareness Week on March 4-8. Every day throughout the week included a dress theme and activities to celebrate and support the diversity of all Chandler Wolves. Thursday’s special activities included wearing red, viewing a student-produced video showing the harmful effects of using the word “retarded” as a derogatory term, and pledging to “end the R-word” by signing the banner at lunch. To round out the week, CHS hosted its annual Unified Track Meet.
Disabilities Awareness Week


Freshman AVID classes completed their Interview Skills unit by participating in mock interviews. Students were assessed on their eye contact, handshake, body language, volume, professional dress, and quality of responses to common interview questions. They also evaluated each other and nominated the students they felt gave the best interviews for a certificate congratulating them on being HIRED!

CHS AVID Program


CHS’s National Honor Society (NHS) sponsored a change drive to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Arizona and raised $1157.93. To all of the "Hero Squad" participants, a heartfelt thank you! Mr. Poedel's class was the clear winner, raising $402.30. There is an Olive Garden party in their future!


Thanks to everyone who donated to the “Cinderella Affair” donation box! The donation drive, sponsored by the National Charity League East Valley Chapter, will provide prom dresses to 11th and 12th graders in the Valley to help make prom affordable. Thanks to Tiyana Wong-Greene, CHS sophomore (pictured right), for bringing the drive to CHS!

Cinderella Affair Donations


It is time to formally recognize great teachers by nominating them for the 2019 CHS Teacher of the Year (TOY) Award! We are following the same criteria and process established by CHS’s Site Council, Teacher Leadership Team, and the Parent Advisory Council. Nominations will be taken through April 5th. The CHS TOY criteria aligns with the Arizona Educational Foundation’s (AEF) Teacher of the Year criteria, and ultimately, the CHS TOY will submit the AEF TOY application to be in the running for Arizona Teacher of the Year. Through this process, Ms. Lori Lyford, CHS Choir Director, was named a 2016 Arizona Top 5 Teacher/Ambassador of Excellence, and Ms. Amy Komitzky was named a 2018 Arizona Teacher of the Year Semi-finalist.

If you would like to recognize a staff member who does not meet all of the criteria, please do so. Although he/she will not be in the running for AEF Teacher of the Year, CHS wants to acknowledge him/her.

Click below to access nomination form:

Teacher of the Year Nomination Form

Thanks for helping us recognize all of Chandler High’s terrific teachers!


Attention all boys and girls interested in joining Pom and Cheer, or becoming the school mascot: The Chandler Spiritline is having a try-out informational meeting on Thursday, March 28th at 5:30 pm. It will be located in the CTE Lecture Hall. At this meeting, we will discuss the try-out process, which will be held on April 8th-12th, and students will receive try-out packets. Hope to see you there!

Cheer, Pom, and Mascot Tryout Flyer


Vaping Flyer (Spanish Version)


Dodgeball Tournament Flyer


Car Show Flyer

CHS Football - 15th Annual Golf Tournament

Interested in supporting CHS football? Join them for their 15th annual golf tournament on April 13th, 2019. Details and registration information can be found on the CHS football website.
CHS Football Golf Tournament


The big day is coming on May 29th….Your senior will be graduating very soon!

There are several important dates for you to remember as follows:

1) JOSTENS – Caps & Gowns and Announcements: Jostens is our provider for caps and gowns, graduation announcements, senior rings and more. If you have not ordered, please do so at or call 1-800-JOSTENS. The final online cutoff date is April 12, 2019. It is a requirement for your senior to wear a cap and gown unit to participate in the graduation ceremony.

Please mark your calendar for these key dates:

  • April 5, 2019 - Jostens will be delivering Pre-Ordered Graduation Announcements & Accessories and also will be accepting Cap and Gown orders in the Courtyard during A & B lunch.
  • April 12, 2019 - Final online Cap & Gown order deadline
  • May 28, 2019 - Cap and gown delivery after 1st Practice in the Old Gym

Questions? Call Jostens at 1-800-JOSTENS.

2) Handicapped & Multi-Generational Seating – Reservations May 1st – May 15th

Starting May 1st we will be accepting reservations for handicapped and multi-generational seating for the graduation until May 15th. Seating is VERY limited so please make your reservations as soon as possible as it fills up quickly and may be full before May 15th. Also, to obtain access to the field for handicapped seating, you must have a field pass. Please contact Mrs. Baum for handicapped seating and Mrs. Claudio for multi-generational seating at 480-812-7700.

3) Handicapped Parking

Handicapped parking is VERY limited so be sure to arrive early. You must have a placard displayed to receive access to the handicapped parking. If you are unable to park in handicapped parking, we will have a shuttle service available.

4) Graduation Information Booklet

Just before Spring Break, a Graduation Information Booklet was mailed home. It includes all the important information you need to know about graduation, mandatory graduation practices, senior check out requirements and the commencement exercises. This booklet is also posted on the Chandler High School website.

For more information about graduation be sure to visit the CHS website.



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This is the LAST month to take advantage of the School Cents program for this year!

You can turn in ANY and ALL receipts collected between Sept. 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019 to Mrs. Claudio in the main office, submit receipts online at, or drop receipts off in the collection box located on the upper level bridge near Barnes & Noble.

All receipts from the following, dated and submitted between March 1-31 will earn 20 points per dollar spent: BJ’s Restaurant, The Cheesecake Factory, Dairy Queen/Orange Julius, Wetzel’s Pretzels, All Mobile Matters, Ann Taylor, Bath & Body Works, Helzberg Diamonds, House of Hoops, Lush, Nick’s Menswear, PACSUN, Pandora, Sephora, Skechers, Sleep Number, and Vans.

EARN 1,000 points when you buy an Easter Bunny photo March 27-31. Happy shopping and thanks for your support!