Chandler High Wolf Bytes
School of Champions
October 29, 2018
WOLVES WIN BATTLE FOR AZ AVE.
The Chandler Wolves defeated the Hamilton Huskies 49-7 Friday night to once again win the Battle for Arizona Ave as part of Rivalry Week. In addition, Jake De La Torre received the Rival’s Scholar Athlete Award, and DeCarlos Brooks was named the Great American Rivalry Series MVP. Congratulations, Wolves!
FOX 10 CAPTURES CHS SPIRIT
Fox 10’s Cory McCloskey was live from our courtyard last Friday to kick off the Battle for Arizona Ave football game against Hamilton. The pep rally included band and cheer performances, shout outs to athletes and performers competing at State, chants, a StuCo game, and awesome emceeing from CHS’s own Mr. Sasha Hunter. Blue Bell Creameries also announced free ice cream for all students and staff in honor of Ms. Amy Komitzky, AZ Top 10 Teacher of the Year. It’s great to be a Wolf!
MR. CHANDLER RECOGNIZED BY CUSD
Mr. JJ Chandler, CHS Assistant Principal, was honored by the CUSD Board for heroic efforts involving a student crisis situation off campus. He is pictured with Chandler Fire representatives Jessica Westmiller and Scott Jaeger.
BAND EXCELS AT ABODA FESTIVAL
The Chandler High Wolf Pack Marching Band took 3rd place out of 40 bands at the Northern Arizona University ABODA Festival. CHS took 2nd place out of all Arizona bands, including large bands. Currently, they are in the number one slot in AZ for the Arizona Band and Orchestra Director’s Association (ABODA) scores, and are second for AZMBA (Arizona Marching Band Association). Come out and support this hardworking, highly talented group as they enter state competition: ABODA State Prelims, Hamilton High School, November 3rd; AZMBA State Championships, Perry High School, November 10th; ABODA State Championships, or Finals, ASU Stadium, November 17th.
Congrats and good luck, Wolf Pack Marching Band!
CHS CROSS COUNTRY
At Southern Cal, the boy’s team finished 10th. They barely missed the top ten at Titan finishing in 11th place. The boy’s came back strong with a 3rd place finish at the City Meet. Gabe Garcia was named to the CUSD All-City team.
The team competes at Sectionals, Cesar Chavez Park , Nov. 1st at 9:45 am and State, Cave Creek Golf Course, Nov. 10th at 8:00 am.
Congratulations to the following runners who were named to the All-CUSD Cross Country Teams:
Girls: Morgan Foster, Mihajla Milovanovic, Becca Taylor, and Ava Potts
Boys: Gabriel Garcia
“SERVICE ABOVE SELF” SCHOLARSHIP
Congratulations to Javan Ah Quin, CHS Senior and member of the varsity football team, for being awarded the Battle for Arizona Ave Service above Self Scholarship. Great job, Javan!
Last Week's Wins
- Football def. Hamilton (V 49-7, JV 38-26, F 58-0). Congratulations to both JV and Freshmen for completing the season undefeated!
THIS WEEK’S HOME EVENTS
- Mon, Oct 29th: CHS Fall Choir Concert @ 7:00pm in CCA Main
- Fri, Nov 2nd: Division I Football Playoffs: #1 Chandler vs. #16 Boulder Creek @ 7:00pm on Austin Field
Saturday’s Haunted House was a scream! Thanks to CHS Theatre and StuCo for making this awesome annual event happen!
AVID PARENT NIGHT
AVID students hosted Parent Night last week and gave their families a taste of what the college prep program is all about through modeling college projects, tutorials, scholarship and FAFSA information, and more. In addition, colleges were in attendance to share info. If you’re a freshman interested in getting involved in AVID, please see Mrs. Templeton.
IB STUDENTS MAKING A DIFFERENCE
IB SHADOW DAYS
We welcome current 8th grade students to come to a Student Shadow Day at Chandler High School. The 8th grade students will be paired with a 9th Grade Student Ambassador who is currently participating in the IB Middle Years Program at CHS. We offer shadow opportunities six times between November 16 and February 5. Space is limited, so sign up now!
CORE VALUE HIGHLIGHT
CHS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. The aim of all IB programs is to develop internationally-minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.
IB learners are “Caring”: They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.
GRADUATION ORDERS AND PARENT INFO NIGHT
Graduation Orders - Parent Information Night – October 30, 2018 at 5-7pm
Jostens will be at Chandler High School on October 30th in the Cafeteria from 5 – 7pm to give parents/guardians of seniors and seniors ordering information for caps and gowns, announcements and other graduation memorabilia. They will be here to explain the ordering process and answer any questions you may have about Chandler High School’s graduation regalia.
Graduation Orders – October 30 and 31st – A & B Lunch in the Courtyard
Jostens will be at Chandler High School during A & B Lunches on October 30th and October 31st for seniors to place orders for their cap and gown, announcements and other graduation memorabilia.
You may also place orders online at: www.jostens.com or call 1-800-JOSTENS.
STEP SCHOLAR PROGRAM
Sophomores: Have you been dreaming of going to ASU, U of A or NAU? Or maybe you could see yourself at Brown, Georgetown or the University of Chicago, but you don't think you would be able to afford the cost? On Thursday, October 26, we will have an informational meeting about the STEP Scholar Program. If you qualify and are accepted, the STEP Program will equip you with the knowledge, confidence and leadership skills to successfully help you transition to college and obtain a four year college degree- with financial help.
If you meet the following qualifications, do NOT miss this opportunity to get a college degree debt-free!
-Unweighted GPA of 3.6 or higher
-Taking multiple honors classes and on track to take AP/IB classes
-Neither parent has a 4 year college degree
Contact Mrs. Baumann in the counseling department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (480) 812-7741.
AP FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
AP students: Are you a student who is not on free/reduced lunch status and looking for financial assistance to help pay for your AP tests in May?
Remember to get a form from Mrs. Baumann in the counseling department. The deadline is November 16th.
UPCOMING DANCE CONCERT
TAX CREDIT DONATION
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. A tax credit is a full refund, not a deduction.
Contributions eligible for a tax credit are donated directly to schools, not to the state or the school district. To participate, follow the Tax Credit Donation link.
Thank you for your generous contributions that help students become in fun, meaningful and life-enhancing activities.
YEARBOOK/SENIOR RECOGNITION ADS
Yearbooks are $65.00. Purchase them online at jostensyearbooks.com or in the Chandler High School Bookstore before the price increases.
Interested in purchasing a Senior Yearbook Recognition Ad? Check out the info here!
All college visits will take place in the CHS College & Career Center, unless otherwise specified. Students should sign up outside of the College & Career Center to attend a presentation. They will receive a pass in class on the day of the presentation.
- CUSD 2018 College Fair- Tues, Oct. 30th @ 6:00pm
- University of Arizona- Thurs, Nov. 1st @ 8:30am
- Colorado Christian University- Thurs, Nov. 8th @9:30am
PATHWAY TO GRADUATION
Keep checking the school website for more information for seniors that will be posted over the course of the year. Also, you will find important information included in Wolf Bytes throughout the year leading to graduation.
THANKSGIVING FAMILY ASSISTANCE DAY
CHS is once again supporting the Chandler CARE Center in preparing for the annual Thanksgiving Family Assistance Day (Saturday, November 17) and needs your help to make it a success. Please bring your donations of the following items to the CHS front office by November 14th:
Whole, frozen turkeys
2 pound bags of dry pinto beans
Desserts (boxed, dry such as pudding and Jell-O mixes, cake mix)
Canned vegetables and soup
2 pound bags of rice
Instant mashed potatoes
Side dishes (pasta, mac & cheese, casseroles, etc.)
Toiletries and hygiene Items (shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, etc.)
Paper goods (paper towels, tissue, toilet paper)
Just a reminder when you shop Chandler Fashion Center and the Boulevard Shops, you can submit your receipts to make CHS money for our Positive Referral Program!
It’s easy! You can submit your receipts online 24/7 at the school cents website. If you do not need your receipts returned, you can drop them in the CHS collection box located on the Upper Level bridge near Barnes & Noble, or you can bring them to Mrs. Claudio in the front office.
For the month of October shop at the stores listed below so that CHS can earn 4X Points!!
New York and Company
White House Black Market