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Chandler High Wolves
Top water prize
AVID students – The CHS AVID program received word that it has been awarded national certification.
Basha High student Scott Boisvert is the state winner of the 2009 Stockholm
The program recently inducted 82 incoming freshmen and will graduate its first senior class next year. The
Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition – the most prestigious youth award for
one current senior in the program, who transferred from another AVID school, was awarded more than
$240,000 in scholarship money to attend U Penn. a water-related science project.
Kudos – Three Chandler High students, Adrian Guzman, Jasmine Corral and Andrew Rector, competed
in this year’s SkillsUSA Arizona State Championship’s Screen Printing Technology competition. Guzman
Selected for his project “Growth of the Amphibian Pathogen
won gold and Rector received bronze. This is Guzman’s second gold medal in this event and the fifth Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis in Response to the Chemical Properties
consecutive year that a CHS student has won the gold and only the second time CHS has had a freshman
who received a medal.
of Aquatic Environments,” Boisvert will represent Arizona at the national
High honors – CHS students took first place in the high school division of the fall stock market
competition, held June 25 through 27 at the University of Alaska in Anchorage.
challenge. Congrats to Stephen Cole, Kevin Tyrrell, Tyler Nordell and Alexandra Porter. CHS teacher Darla
Tate placed first in the teacher division of the spring challenge. Overall, Chandler High had nine teams in
The winner of the national competition receives $3,000 and an all-expense
the top 100 this time around.
paid trip to Stockholm, Sweden for the international competition, as well as the
Link Leaders – Link Crews from each high school in the district plus a group from Williams Field
gathered at Chandler High for a leadership conference to prepare next year’s Link Leaders. Link Leaders
opportunity to present their research to water quality experts at WEFTEC®.09,
volunteers are upperclassmen who volunteer to work with incoming freshmen to ease the transition from
the Water Environment Federation’s 82nd annual technical exhibition and
junior high to high school.
Calendar conference held this October in Orlando, FL.
May 18: Jazz Band performance
In addition, the U.S. winner’s school receives a $1,000 grant to enhance
—Dave Constance
science education and research in the classroom and up to three finalists
receive $1,000 each.
New Vistas Academy
For more information about SJWP, visit www.wef.org.
High fives – Congrats to fifth-grader Huanvy Phan and sixth-grader Hassan Hlayhel, both in Mrs.
Shipley’s class, for being nominated to the Discovery Education Young Scientist Challenge by the AZ SEF.
This challenge is the premiere national science competition for students in fifth through eighth grades.
Publishing grant open to schools
One lucky school will have the opportunity to to enthuse children about writing while teaching them stipulations – one of which is that the book must be
publish its students’ literary work, thanks to a Kids the technical aspects of publishing, too. They could entirely written and designed by the school’s students.
Can Publish Five Star grant that covers 100 percent of even use the book as a fundraiser for the school.” The deadline to apply is October 15 and the winner
the price for Five Star Publications’ Copper Publishing A poetry anthology, a school’s history, a “green” will be announced by November 2.
Plan valued at $995. book, a publication of students’ favorite recipes or a To learn what is included in the Copper Publishing
“I actually got the idea to offer a grant while visiting collection of themed stories from students are just Plan, visit www.FiveStarExpressPress.com or call
schools with my authors,” explains Linda Radke, a few ideas schools that want to publish can explore 480-940-8182.
president of Chandler’s Five Star Publications, Inc. when they submit an application for the grant.
“Teachers would pull me aside and talk about how To apply for the grant, visit www.CafeGranted.
they wished they had the money to publish a book com and click on “KCP Five Star Grant” to download
that was developed by their students. It’s a great way a grant application, which includes guidelines and
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