CHS IB Insights
What's going on in the IB Programs at Chandler High?
Information about this edition
Want more detailed information about our Advanced Academic options at CHS? Plan on attending our Advanced Academics presentation this Thursday evening, 1/21, starting at 6pm in the Chandler Center for the Arts.
Current sophomores who plan to take any IB courses, be an IB Diploma Candidate or an IB Career-Related Program Candidate need to complete a short online form at: https://goo.gl/TJP9pz
9th grade students and families: Interested in plotting out your 4-year academic plan? Click here to make a planning meeting with Mrs. Bender: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4bafae2ba5f94-ib4year
Here is a link to useful planning sheets:
- 4-year academic plan
- IB Diploma Program 2-year plan
- IB Career-Related Program 2-year plan
- IB Course candidate planner
Featured IB Wolves
IB Senior Diploma Candidate
IB Career Related Program
This month I spent some time with one of the IB Career-Related Program candidates, Sonal Cherian. Sonal is currently a junior at Chandler and is very excited to continue IB into his senior year. The reason Sonal wanted to be a part of the Career-Related Program was because he wanted to continue to take his engineering classes and still be in IB. He told me while the Diploma route has many benefits, he still wanted to get the best of both worlds with the CP program. Sonal loves IB because IB teaches you how to think and learn differently. Especially in engineering, you must know all kinds of ways to look at something in order to attain the right answer. He believes that the ability to master problem solving skills is needed in school and in real life, which is why Sonal values IB so much. Sonal a very prominent member of Model United Nations and Unified Rugby player.
Featured Class: IB Economics
Meet a CHS IB Teacher
MYP Information - 9th graders
Thursday, Feb. 4th, 10:30am
CHS Media Center
All IB students are seeking ways to get involved in the community. We use an online program called ManageBac to track service activities in grades 9-12. The most important piece of tracking hours is the reflection piece. Students need to reflect on what they learned from the activity, what impact they had, what impact the activity had on them, etc. This reflection step is what really helps make the service activity a learning experience.
Here are some upcoming volunteer opportunities in the community:
CHS IB will be going to Feed My Starving Children on Friday, February 26; 3:30-5:30
IB Parent Booster Group Updates
CHS is fortunate to have a group of very dedicated IB parents! They work hard to support our IB students and teachers.
How do the boosters fundraise?
- Weekly donut sales in the courtyard: every Wednesday before 1st hour
-"No Fundraiser Fundraiser": Help support their cause by donating to the booster group
-Test prep book sales: Do you have a test prep book that you're done with? Donate it to the IB Booster group! At every Booster meeting they offer the books for $5 each. What a bargain! Drop off books to Mrs. Bender's office.
IB Parent Boosters meet quarterly at 7:00pm in the CHS Media Center.
Next meeting: Tuesday, March 29