Chandler High Wolf Bytes
School of Champions
February 12, 2018
WRESTLERS WIN INDIVIDUAL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Congratulations to Bobby “Gator” Groves, 2018 Division 1 State Champion and only the 32nd ever in AZ history, 4-time State Champion. Freshman Zach Espalin also earned State Champion honors for his weight class. In addition to our two State Champions, CHS finished the season 3rd in State, had 13 State Qualifiers, 6 State Medalists, and 3 State Finalists. Congratulations, Wolves!
NATIONAL SIGNING DAY
Congratulations to the following student-athletes who participated in National Signing Day 2018 last Wednesday and signed letters of intent to participate in athletics at the collegiate level. Marcus Wheaton, a 2009 CHS graduate and wide-receiver for the Chicago Bears, was the guest speaker.
“AWARD OF EXCELLENCE” WINNER
UPDATE: Aleckzandra Agustin has been named the US-winner and been awarded the 2017 Goethe-Institut’s Award of Excellence. In addition to answering all of the quiz questions correctly, the judges were blown away by Aleckzandra’s video about why she wanted to travel to Germany. She will travel to Germany this summer to attend a 3-week-long German language class in Berlin. Congratulations, Aleckzandra!
The CHS Academic Decathlon team competed against 17 teams at regionals competition on February 2nd and 3rd. Among other awards, Autumn Kidd, CHS Senior, won Outstanding Essay. CHS has been invited to compete at State on March 9th and 10th.
CITY OF CHANDLER VOLUNTEER AWARDS
Fernando Zavala, CHS sophomore and engineering student, was awarded the People’s Choice Award for Outstanding Community Service, the highest volunteer honor bestowed by the Si Se Puede Foundation. Congratulations, Fernando!
Congratulations to Cassandra Smith for being invited to attend the University of Arizona’s BIO5 KEYS Research Internship Program this summer. This is a unique summer opportunity for motivated Arizona high school students with a strong interest in bioscience, engineering, environmental health or biostatistics to work side-by-side with top faculty in University of Arizona laboratories. Excellent work, Cassandra!
last week's WINS
- Boys Basketball def. Millennium 44-42 to advance in the 6A State Tournament
- Girls Basketball def. Perry 71-59 to advance in the 6A State Tournament
THIS WEEK’S EVENTS
- Mon, Feb. 12th: Choir Pops Concert @ 7:00pm in the CCA; pre-show starts at 6:30pm
- Tues, Feb. 13th: Boys Basketball vs Hamilton @ 6:30pm @ Hamilton H.S. in the Division 1 State Tournament; tickets are $10/adult and $5/student
- Wed, Feb. 14th: Girls Basketball vs. Millennium @ 6:30pm @ Millennium H.S. in the Division 1 State Tournament; tickets are $10/adult and $5/student
STATE SENATE APPEARANCE
Chandler High School AFJROTC Honor Guard presented the Colors to the State Senate last Tuesday as the Chandler High School Treblemakers sang the National Anthem. After the presentation, both the Honor Guard and the Treblemakers were formally recognized by the Senate President as the session got under way. What a great experience for our students and the Senators as well!
YEARBOOK SENIOR ADS
Yearbook Senior Ad deadline for the 2017-18 school year is: February 16th. This is the VERY LAST DAY NO EXCEPTIONS
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 above. You can order the Senior Ad through the Josten’s website or by downloading the ReplayIt app.
YEARBOOKS ON SALE
CHAMBER CHOIR EXCELS AT NAU
Chandler High’s Chamber Choir brought home two Superiors from NAU’s Jazz Mad Fest this past weekend.
CUSD STUCO CONVENTION
Student leaders from every CUSD school converged on Chandler High School last Friday for the movie-themed CUSD Student Council Convention. Students heard inspirational words from Dr. Casteel and then participated in workshops and contests and had an all-around great time! District-wide, all schools collected over $12,000 for Fans Across America, a charitable foundation that assists families in transition, homeless students, and victims and children of domestic violence.
NHS APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED
10th, 11th, and 12th grade students with a 3.25 GPA and above are eligible to apply for National Honor Society. NHS applications have been sent to all eligible students via U.S. mail. Please check your home mailbox. If you have not received an application and believe you are eligible, please see Mrs. Taranec in room 116. All applications are due to the front office by Friday, February 23rd.
DECA CUPID GRAMS
ROTARY SPEECH CONTEST
Students, are you interested in representing CHS in the Rotary Four-Way Test Speech Contest in April? It’s time to prepare your 5-7 minute speech and be prepared to present it to the Chandler High selection committee on Wednesday, March 7th. There will be a nominal monetary prize for the CHS student who competes against other CUSD high schools’ representatives at a Rotary breakfast on April 3rd. Please see your English teacher or Mrs. Templeton for additional information.
DUAL ENROLLMENT REGISTRATION
If your student is taking Dual Enrollment, please be sure that they are registered for the spring session of their dual enrollment class. Your student can log in to their CGCC account to ensure that they are registered. If the student is not registered, please see Ms. Wiley in the Counseling office as soon as possible. Some dual enrollment classes are year-long so this might not pertain to your student. Payment for a spring course must be submitted by February 12th or the student will be dropped from the class.
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.
Interested students must submit the application and attend an interview by March 2nd.
PROM DRESS COLLECTION DRIVE
The “Cinderella Affair” is an all-volunteer project supported by East Valley Women's League. It is their mission to make attending prom affordable for all high school juniors and seniors in Arizona, as well as make it an event in their lives to remember! The program was founded in 2002 to assist girls by collecting and distributing new and gently-used formalwear. Drop off your donations of new and gently-used dresses, evening bags, wraps and jewelry to the “Cinderella Affair” box in the CHS front office. Thanks for your support!
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.
- 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
- 2/15 10:30am Northern Arizona University (NAU)
- 2/22 11:35am Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences (CRAS)
- 2/23 9:30am University of Arizona
- 2/26 10:00am Navy- Junior/Seniors
- 2/28 10:00am Army
NATIVE AMERICAN MEN CONFERENCE
CESAR E. CHAVEZ LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
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.
GIRLS STATE APPLICATION
Girls State will be held June 3-June 9, 2018 on the campus of University of Arizona. The Girls State program provides young women entering their senior year the opportunity to come together to study state government. It teaches them to understand that they are an integral part of the political process. It helps them realize they have a responsibility to make tomorrow a better time, the world a better place, and that this job is up to them. Girls State gives them the opportunity to live together under their own government, which is executed entirely by them, and to deal with problems as they arise. The cost is $100.00. CHS can send two girls to the conference.
Please stop by the College and Career Center to pick up an application. Deadline to turn in applications is Thursday, March 1, 2018.
AZ ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP
RYLA- Arizona Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Program
Conference Dates: April 5-8, 2018
Camp Ponderosa in Heber, AZ
If you are in your sophomore or junior year of high school, you may apply for the District 5495 RYLA program. Each year, thousands of young people take part in the RYLA program worldwide. High school students are selected for their leadership abilities and experiences. The Rotary clubs pay the registration fee for the delegates. Those attending will reinforce their leadership abilities and skills, utilize new methods, learn about their inner selves through a well-rounded exciting, stimulating and busy program. This is an interactive experiential program. PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018. View the RYLA flyer for more info.
SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP INFO
The QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program gives high achieving, low-income high school juniors an early advantage in applying to top colleges. View the Questbridge Scholars flyer for additional info.
Chandler Education Foundation Scholarship applications are now available! Visit the CEF website to see the scholarships that are available to Chandler High School students and to download the applications. Some of the scholarships available must be submitted to Chandler High School's College and Career Center.
PATHWAY TO GRADUATION
Note: Due to AzMERIT testing, there is a date and location change to the Senior Scholars/High Honors Meeting. Impact Assembly and PROM dates have also been added.
Find the perfect gift for your special sweetheart or yourself this Valentine’s Day at Chandler Fashion Center and help us earn CHS CA$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