By joining the Chaparral High Association of Parents & Teachers (CHAPTS), you help advance the educational needs of our students and teachers.
Our community’s generous membership donations last year allowed us to fund and coordinate some of the following:
Teacher training, supplemental classroom materials, Special Ed department educational supplies, Guidance department aide, Copy room aide, Office aide, Project Graduation, $1000 Firebird Scholarship for a graduating senior, Staff recognition including: luncheons, mailroom treats and holiday gifts and a renovation to the Firebird Word studio in the Library.
Annual CHAPTS memberships are available for as little as $50. All CHAPTS Member Families will be recognized on the CHAPTS website and receive access to the Chaparral Student Directory on our website or by downloading the Membership Toolkit App for Apple or Android.
*Please note: our membership directory is now with Membership Toolkit, so you will need to create a NEW login and password in order to confirm your family contact information and join CHAPTS.
CHAPTS Board of Directors Meeting - August 19 at 6:30 pm
Join us for the first Board of Directors meeting of the school year. All parents are welcome! Principal Dreifort will be there to share what is going on around school, we will be voting on our Board of Directors Members for the school year and we will welcome our new Athletic Director, Dan Bode. These meetings are a great way to get involved at school.
If you are interested in volunteering and can regularly attend our monthly evening meetings, we'd like to tell you about the requirements to be one of our Board of Directors. Contact Allison Barkley at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Health Screening Sept 26 - Volunteers Needed
Please sign up here if you can help at the Health Screening. We have 600-800 students to screen and will need quite a few volunteers. Snacks and a light lunch will be provided.
Welcome to Chaparral! Dan Bode, Assistant Principal / Athletic Director and Ben Englander, Assistant Principal / Student Activities
Mr. Bode is coming to us from Orange County, California where he has been involved in the high school, and district office administration for the past 14 years. He did his undergraduate work at Cal State Long Beach, and received his Master in Education from Cal State Fullerton. He is excited to join the Firebird team, and looks forward to a great year!
This is Mr. Englander’s first year as an assistant principal at Chaparral High School. He was a Science teacher in the Peoria Unified School District for 7 years before coming to Chaparral. Mr. Englander’s role supervises students services, the discipline of the freshman class, and coordinates college, state, and district testing. Mr. Englander obtained his Bachelor’s or Arts from Willamette University in Oregon and went to obtain his Master’s degree in Education Leadership and Administration from Grand Canyon University.
FROM PRINCIPAL DREIFORT
We want to make you aware of the changes to drop off and pick up of students. The Auditorium lot will no longer be used for student pick up and drop off. That driveway will now be used for busses and staff. We ask that you enter the drive way off of 70th street. There will be two designated lanes. The lane closest to the curb will be for dropping off students while the other lane is for cars that will be passing those who are dropping off. When dropping off, to help avoid congestion, please pull all the way forward to gates "D" and "E." The "C" gate will not be open. Please note, in order to exit, we ask that you follow the driveway to the southernmost exit. We have attached a map above for your convenience.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.
Todd Dreifort |Principal
Community Drug Information
Parents, please see the attached link for information about drug/vape based clothing that police officers are seeing in our area. If you have questions or want more information, please contact our School Resource Officer, Devon Lines at 480-484-6512.
Notes from the Pupil Transportation Department
On rare occasions, it may be necessary for a student to ride home on a different bus than the one to which they are assigned. During prior years, it has been our practice to accept notes from both sets of parents involved (both sending and receiving) allowing one student to ride home with another student at the Building Principal’s discretion either for play dates or homework help, or at times, for daycare purposes. As budgets get tighter and gas prices rise, our ridership continues to increase making it more and more difficult to schedule a reasonable number of students per route and our current, critical driver shortage is not helping.
In an effort to maintain as reasonable a number of students on a bus as possible, the Pupil Transportation Department can no longer support the practice of students casually riding on another student’s bus whether they have a note or not. We feel it is important that only eligible students ride buses and that they ride only the bus to which they are assigned.
We understand that situations will arise that may make it necessary for students to ride on a different bus and we will consider such exceptions. For instance, we would ask that in situations where parents may be out of town for a period of time and their student is staying at a different address; that they notify their school and the Pupil Transportation Department as early as possible prior to their departure.
In cases where students are working on a project together and must ride home together for that purpose we would ask that parents contact the Pupil Transportation Department prior to the day this needs to occur to determine if there is room on the bus.
It is important that we know who is riding our buses.
We thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we strive to continue to safely and efficiently transport your students to and from school each day.
Brendan Paul Wagner / Director of Pupil Transportation
Dual Enrollment Deadline - August 22
SCC will be in the College & Career Center on Thursday, August 22, 2019, from 7:30am – 2:30pm. SCC will collect the completed blue Registration Form and payment. If you miss the registration at Chaparral, the FINAL DEADLINE to enroll for DE credit is September 9, 2019 at SCC.
Questions? Contact Janine Welch in the counseling office
Colleges That Change Lives College Fair
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley – Scottsdale
5401 N Scottsdale Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85250
ABOUT: Written by former New York Times education editor Loren Pope and Hilary Oswald, Colleges That Change Lives began as a book about their experiences on the campuses of colleges that offer their students vibrant communities, meaningful relationships with professors, and immeasurable opportunities for growth.
SCHEDULE: This event begins with an enlightening 30-minute presentation on today's college search process, followed immediately by a college fair that lasts for approximately 1.5 hours. Students and families are able to collect information from and speak directly with admission representatives from the colleges and universities that inspired the book Colleges That Change Lives.
Chaparral’s In-State College Night - Wednesday, September 4
Chaparral will host it’s annual In-State College Night on September 4th. This widely attended evening provides students and parents valuable information from our Arizona universities and college admission counselors. Learn about the variety of programs our Arizona universities/colleges offer, the application process and admission updates.
All grade levels and parents are welcome and encouraged to attend this informative event!
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm. The evening will begin promptly in the library, followed by three 25-minute breakout sessions in the D Building.
Three breakout sessions with a choice of the following 9 presentations: Arizona State University * Barrett, the Honors College * Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University * Grand Canyon University * Northern Arizona University * Scottsdale Community College * University of Arizona * The Honors College, University of Arizona * Hefar Group – Higher Education Financial Aid and Resources.
SPORTS, CLUBS AND COMMUNITY NEWS
BIRDCAGE RED SHIRTS
Missed out on a Birdcage Shirt? Blank Birdcage shirts will be available during lunch in the Student Store for $25. Cash only.
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