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December 12, 2016

winter spirit week

CHS celebrated Winter Spirit Week last week and many students and staff joined the fun by participating in daily dress and lunchtime activities. Students wore holiday hats, ugly sweaters, warm pjs and fuzzy socks, and engaged in activities such as cookie decorating, holiday karaoke, and pics with Santa. It was a great way to ring in the holiday spirit!

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Congratulations to Coyote Open Champions, Freshman Chris Kelly (113) and Sophomore Thomas Bigelow (132). Great job, Wolves!

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  • Unified Soccer def. Hamilton 3-1
  • JV Girls Basketball def. Desert Vista 39-32
  • Girls Basketball def. Gilbert- F 42-35; JV 53-28
  • V Boys Basketball def. Red Mountain 59-47
  • Girls Basketball def. Red Mountain- F 49-37; V 47-36


  • Mon, Dec 12th: JVB Soccer vs Hamilton- Boys @ 4 pm & Girls @ 6 pm
  • Tues, Dec 13th: Girls Basketball vs Mountain View- Freshmen @ 4 pm, JV @ 5:30 pm & Varsity @ 7pm; Boys Soccer vs Corona- JV @ 4 pm & Varsity @ 6 pm
  • Wed, Dec 14th: Unified Soccer vs Perry @ 6 pm
  • Thurs, Dec 15th: Girls Basketball vs Desert Ridge- Freshmen @ 4 pm, JV @ 5:30 pm & Varsity @ 7 pm; JVB Boys Soccer vs Brophy @ 4 pm
  • Fri, Dec 16th: Boys Basketball vs Basha- Freshmen @ 4 pm, JV @ 5:30 pm & Varsity @ 7pm; Girls Soccer vs Mountain Ridge—JV @ 4 pm & Varsity @ 6 pm


Link Crew will be hosting Cram Session, a final exam review for 9th grade students, this Wednesday afterschool in the media center. Link Crew will have the students break up into content area study groups to prepare for next week’s finals. Students will do rotations that are led by junior and senior Link Leaders. Snacks and a final exam survival guide for exam week will be provided. See you there, freshmen!


On Saturday, December 3rd, Chandler's Unified Cheer team was invited to do an exhibition performance at the AIA Spiritline Competition. It was a great experience for the team to perform in front of such a great big crowd. Great work, Unified Cheer!
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Chandler High School Orchestras, conducted by Ms. Danelle Kennedy, hosted their annual Pops Concert last week and performed a number of songs from the Beatles, Van Morrison, Freddie Mercury, and more. Mr. Harout Boyajian, Guest Conductor, conducted a James Bond Medley performed by the Full Symphony Orchestra.

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Last Wednesday and Thursday, Beginning Dance performed in two terrific dance concerts in the Bogle Theatre. Ninety dancers choreographed and performed 12 festive numbers. Additionally, the beginning dancers performed their concert dances for the kindergarten students from Hartford Elementary during the day on Wednesday. All of the backstage work was executed by the Modazz and Improv classes.


CHS Bands performed their Winter Band Concert last Wednesday in front of an appreciative CCA Main audience. Jazz Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and Symphonic Band performed 11 songs ranging from Hip to be Square, a James Bond Medley, and the very difficult Songs of Sailor and Sea. The bands are directed by Mr. Harout Boyajian and Mr. Steven Quintana. Fantastic concert!

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Last week, CHS Link Crew sold Holiday Grams, cards with candy canes, hot chocolate, and Hershey’s kisses, to spread holiday cheer while helping to support a great local charity. The proceeds of these Holiday Grams will be donated to Helen’s Hope Chest, a local non-profit extension of United Way that provides clothing, toiletries, toys and school supplies to foster children who have been recently placed in foster care.


Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research, the largest student run organization in the state, is part of a non-profit organization that raises funds for brain tumor research and awareness for brain tumors. SSBTR provides opportunities for students interested in the medical/science field. The group runs successful bake sales to raise funds for the Barrow Neurological Institute, TGen, and Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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The Chandler Wolves have been invited to go to Dallas, Texas to play in the GEICO High School Bowl Series on December 23rd. They are one of four teams to participate in this prestigious high school event. For more details, visit the Geico Bowl Series website. Go Wolves!

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Final exams are coming on December 21st and 22nd! Teachers will be giving students review info in class and as homework over the next couple of weeks. In addition to that regular classwork, if students follow the attached tips and dedicate 10 minutes to each tip, per class, per day, they are bound to set themselves up for success! View the 15 Days to Final Exam Success document for more info.


LIFT Lab will be open on Saturdays and after school starting December 3rd. Students who are already taking LIFT Lab during the day are encouraged to complete LIFT Lab coursework during the hours below.

Mon – Thurs: Dec 12th – 15th 2:15 – 5:00 pm room 415


CHS is debuting Beginning Guitar next semester and currently has a small inventory of guitars available for students. If you have an acoustic guitar you are willing to donate to CHS, please contact Mr. Steve Quintana, Assistant Director of Bands, at or drop the guitar off in the front office. All donations are greatly appreciated!


Beginning in January, students who hit their 4th tardy for first hour will be swept into the cafeteria and held through the hour. Parents who need to excuse their child’s tardy will need to park and come into the attendance office to sign in. Excuses over the phone will not be taken. If the tardy is excused, students will be given a pass to attend 1st hour. Students who are kept in sweeps are responsible for getting the work they missed during Tuesday/Thursday tutoring.

Consequences for all tardies (not exclusive to 1st hour):

· 0-3 Tardy= No Disciplinary action

· 4-6 Tardy= 5 Days of Lunch Detention

· 7-10 Tardy= 10 Days of Lunch Detention

· 10+= Multiple Days of Community Service


Purchase this year’s yearbook for $65.00 in the CHS Bookstore, or order it online at The price will increase to $70.00 soon.


Are you a person that enjoys working with technology? Maybe you should consider a job in Information Technology. Here are a few careers that you might find interesting:

Web Developers start out in the $36,000-45,000 range with an Associate’s Degree. This training can be completed at Mesa, Gateway, and Scottsdale Community Colleges.

Computer Systems Analysts start out in the $52,000-65,000 range with a Bachelor’s Degree. ASU, U of A, and NAU all offer this program of study.

Software Developers start out in the $52,000-67,000 range with a Bachelor’s Degree. ASU, U of A, and NAU offer this program of study.


Parent Curriculum Night

Chandler High School invites you to attend our Parent Curriculum Night!

Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the Chandler Center for the Arts. Educators from each department will be in the CCA Foyer from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm to answer questions regarding their courses. General session starts at 6:30 pm in the Main Auditorium.

Honors Information Night

Learn more about our IB, AP and Honors Courses!

Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Chandler Center for the Arts. Doors open from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the CCA Foyer with educators available to answer questions about our advanced programs. General session starts at 6:30 pm in the Main Auditorium.


Arizona law ARS 43-1089.01 enables taxpayers a tax credit contribution of up to $400.00 per calendar year if filing status is Married, filing Joint Return; $200.00 per calendar year if filing status is Single or Head of Household; and, $200.00 per calendar year if filing status is Married filing separate return — for contributions that fund extracurricular activities in public schools.

Contributions eligible for a tax credit are donated directly to schools, not to the state or the school district. To participate you can print a form to complete and submit your contribution.

View the Tax credit FAQs

View the Tax credit form

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SHOP & LOG RECEIPTS TO HELP CHANDLER HIGH SCHOOL EARN $300 – $3,000! Shop at Chandler Fashion Center & The Boulevard Shops between May 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017 to support CHS. You can bring your receipts to the Front Office or Media Center drop boxes. You can also bring receipts to Guest Services, located on the upper level across from Barnes & Noble to earn five points per dollar spent.

TRIPLE POINTS WHEN YOU SHOP EARLY It all begins at 6pm on Thanksgiving Night with great night owl discounts! Shop and log receipts between 6pm to Midnight on Thursday, November 24 to earn Triple Points

SANTA BONUS POINTS Take a photo with Santa and earn 1,000 Points available now! Visit Santa on the lower level in Macy’s Court. Visit for details. Log Santa photo receipts by January 31 to earn 1,000 bonus points per photo package purchased.

HOLIDAY GIVING Earn 1,000 points when you support the Salvation Army Angel Trees Adopt an Angel from the Salvation Army Angel Trees located on the lower level in the Sears Court from November 17 through December 21. Get a receipt for your donation and bring to Guest Services by January 31 to receive 1,000 points per angel

SHOP NOW, LOG LATER JANUARY DOUBLE POINTS Bring your holiday receipts to Guest Services in January to receive double points! Receipts may be dated since May 1, 2016

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