Wolverine Weekly

For February 16, 2017


A student may NOT be excused from one class to make up homework, labs, or tests for another class.  Students may use their free period(s), homeroom, lunch, or before/after school at the teacher's convenience. Thank you

New Telephone System: During the week of February 13th, the District’s IT Department will be upgrading Chaparral’s telephone system.  We wanted to let you know that we will have intermittent phone outages throughout the week but each outage should be less than 15 minutes in duration.

We need chairs!  Do you have a connection to an office that is moving or redecorating and would like to donate 10 to 12 gently-used rolling office chairs to our 200 conference room table?  Please contact Terri Griffin at 303.387.3511 for complete details.

AP Test Fees: Advance Placement tests have been ordered for the May exams. The cost of each exam is $93.00. Test fees have been added to student accounts. Fees are due by April 20th.  Additional information may be found on the CHS website.

Community Fundraisers

Chap Family Fund 
Donate here!



Hi Chaparral Families! Our annual Wish Week is just around the corner so start saving those extra quarters and dimes! Every year Chaparral partners with Make-A-Wish Foundation to fulfil a life changing wish and raise money for a child with a life threatening illness. This week inspires our Chap Family as well as the entire Parker Community. There are many opportunities for our families to get involved!

The week starts off with an opening assembly. This assembly ends with a Miracle Minute. This is when students bring their change to fill buckets in the center of the gym- all within a minute! 

  •  Saturday, March 4th start out your morning with our 5K hosted by Link Crew! That same day is the annual Wish Festival! This festival runs from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. with carnival games hosted by Chaparral’s clubs and sports, as well as bouncy castles and food trucks.
  • Grab your friends and family and spend Monday night, March 6th at Game Show Night in the Mary Gill Theatre!
  • Tuesday night, March 7th is our Movie Night in the Mary Gill Theatre beginning at 5:30 p.m.! The movie will be picked by our very own Wish Kid.  
  • Make a team of 8-12 people and compete at our Dodgeball event, March 8th at 6:00 p.m. to win The Golden Dodgeball Trophy and bragging rights for a year. The cost to play is $50 per team! Don’t want to play? You can still come and cheer for FREE!
  • Fly SKY HIGH at Sky Zone Night, March 9th from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. thanks to our local Sky Zone Trampoline Park off of Parker Road. Prices for jumping are 30 minutes for $10, 90 minutes for $18, or 2 hours for $20.


Spring sports registration is open!  Register online at the CHS Athletic website. Bring completed forms including the $185 registration fee to Andrea Vertner in our Athletic Department. Registration closes February 22nd.

CHS State Mandated Spring Testing is the week of April 10th.  Testing as required by the State of Colorado will be:

·      Freshman- PARCC on April 10, 11 & 12

·      Sophomores- PSAT10 on April 11

·      Juniors- SAT on April 11

·       Juniors - CMAS on April 13

Please refer to the Chaparral website for complete details and the tentative schedule.



Senior Parents:
Is your graduating senior interested in speaking at the graduation ceremony? Performing a song or singing the National Anthem?  Do they have a story to tell about their experience at Chaparral?  Have they always wanted to perform in front of 6000 people?  If so, the Graduation Committee wants your student! 
To audition, seniors must sign up with Ms. Stevens in the Main Office by Monday, March 13th.  Auditions will be held after school on March 14th for speakers and March 15th for performers. Help us showcase the outstanding talents of the Class of 2017!


Attention Senior Parents!  We need a baby picture of your senior(s) for display during After Prom! 

Photos can be emailed to chapbabypics2017@gmail.com or they can be brought to the school office, attention Stephanie Banks, Volunteer Coordinator.  Dropping off a picture? Please have your student’s name on the back of their 5x7 photo.  Please keep in mind that pictures will not be returned. Please email or drop off pictures by April 7th. 


    Senior Dedication Ad  Deadline is February 17, 2017

College and Career Center Newsletter, February  2017

Seniors the deadline for your community service hours is Monday, April 3, 2017!

As part of the DCSD graduation requirements, all students are required to complete a minimum of 20 hours of community service.
Looking for a place to volunteer? Check out
Volunteer Connect Douglas County All community service must be documented with this form and reflection questions.


Don’t miss our musical The Scarlet Pimpernel on February 23, 24 & 25 and March 2, 3 & 4. Get your tickets today!
CHS Performing Arts Schedule for the 2016/2017 school year

Please review the Novel Adoption Proposal

SAC - School Accountability Committee SAC meetings are public, so all are welcome to join us and learn what is going on in our school! Meetings are held in the Library from 3:15 p.m. -  5:15 p.m.  The last meeting will be held on April 24th 


After-Prom Raffle Donations

 Your donations to the After-Prom can now be made by credit card!  Use this link on the DCSD RevTrak payment site to make your secure donation: Chap After-Prom Donations
Your cash and gift card donations can help keep students at the Chaparral After-Prom.  Throughout the night, prizes are raffled off and we save the biggest and the best for last!  Students must be present to win. 
Any contribution amount would be appreciated, as gifts may be combined into “themed” gift baskets, such as a “Movie Basket” with AMC or Regal gift cards combined with popcorn and boxed candy. 
Sign up to give gift cards by using this SignUP Genius link.  Please drop off all items at Chaparral High School before April 20, 2017. Address them to Corrie Scott - After-Prom or Susan Baber - After-Prom. 
Questions? Email Corrie Scott Jeff_corrie@msn.com or Susan Baber skbaber@comcast.net.

Hello Chaparral Parents!  We need your help for After-Prom!

Please join us at our next meeting on Wednesday.  February 22nd in the Library at 6:30 p.m. to help plan our After-Prom Party.  We have the Theme...so come help us plan the specifics!!  The After-Prom Party is designed to give Chaparral Juniors/Seniors and their guests a safe, fun, substance-free place to celebrate. 

Parents will convert Chaparral into a magical venue and provide the students with games, entertainment, refreshments and prizes.  Join our fun, creative committee and meet other great Chaparral parents!  Parents of every grade are welcome! Our goal is to have MANY parent volunteers taking on small tasks. If you are unable to attend the meetings we can still use your help!

Contact: Stephanie Banks, Chaparral Volunteer Coordinator at smbanks@dcsdk12.org


The Second Round of Open Enrollment is open.  The public schools of Douglas County School District are open to all children of the District.  Any student in the county may apply to attend any DCSD school that has space available. Most students attend their neighborhood school. The District also offers option schools, magnet schools, charter schools, on-line programs, home-education programs and partnerships, and contract schools to serve the needs of each student. Students who are residents of Colorado, but do not reside within the school district boundary may apply for enrollment to a program or school in DCSD during the Open Enrollment windows.  Click here for more information regarding the Open Enrollment Process and to apply.                                                    
2nd Round - February 15th - June 15th

Upcoming Family & Community Events sponsored by the Douglas County Educational Foundation

 DCAGT Newsletter    Second Semester

February’s Prevention Press

Boulder Valley Gifted & Talented Presentation- Ian Byrd

Math Competitions

CU Science Discovery Summer Camp Registration


  February 17: Professional Development Day
(No Students)
February 20: Presidents Day
(No School)
March 3-10:
Chaparral Wish Week 
arch 16: End of the Third Quarter
March 17: Professional Development Day
(No Students)
March 20-24:  Spring Break (No School)

Please continue to visit the Chaparral website, www.chaparralhs.org for more information.

Good News at Chaparral

Chaparral High School has amazing students, teachers and community members.  We would like to share their accomplishments.  Please send me your good news.  It will be shared as space allows. Lauri Echer @ lsimingtonecher@dcsdk12.org

Chaparral completed another successful year of Shadow Days! This year we hosted over 125 perspective students during our five shadow days. A big thank you to our teachers for being so accommodating and to all of our Shadow Hosts who volunteered their time and were such amazing ambassadors to our school.

Battle of the Books- The first annual DCSD High School Battle of the Books (BOB) competition took place at the Parker Library on February 4th, 2017. Organized by the district’s high school teacher-librarians (TLs), the competition included 19 Chaparral contestants:  Yemi Ajao, Raelyn Alirez, Erica Barillari, Chance Campbell, Kyra Cole, Lainey Crystal, Lauren Daniels, Annika Hankenson, Carmel Harrison, Megan Houston, Connor Hughes, Kendra June, Kaelynn Kenny, Ridaa Khan, Miranda Lewis, Brianna Morris, Megan Reiner, Kat Rubano, and Kati Williams.


What is the DCSD high school BOB? Briefly:

1.      Each high school solicited teams of three to four students; multiple teams were allowed. (CHS had five teams!)

2.   Team members submitted book suggestions; the District TLs selected ten titles from the numerous submissions in order to incorporate a variety of genres.

3.   Each team member committed to reading 2-3 (or more!) books from the official BOB list of books; their goal was to become “experts” on their books.

4.         As team members read, they generated questions to be considered for the competition; the District TLs selected MANY student questions, and they added a few of their own.

5.         The TL’s created brackets of competition, collected prizes, solicited judges, and ordered lots of food.

6.         Let the games begin! Teams competed head-to-head; judges asked a question, teams discussed possible answers and wrote their answers on whiteboards within a one-minute time limit; all correct answers garnered points for the teams; those teams with the highest scores continued into the final rounds.

7.         Awards were as follows:

a.          Grand Prize was a Kindle Fire for each team member

b.         A traveling trophy went to the winning team’s school

Other raffled prizes were donated by: Douglas County Libraries, Tattered Cover Book Store, 2nd and Charles, Barnes & Noble, Panera Bread, King Soopers, and Fika Coffee.


Our Chaparral students competed with grace, wisdom, humor, kindness, and excellence, and the team of Yemi Ajao, Carmel Harrison, Megan Houston, and Brianna Morris took second place! Other Chap students stuck around and prepared these four, quizzing them, clarifying details from the books, and making the experience a true team event.

We could not feel more pride than we feel for these 19 outstanding young men and women. The underclassmen involved are already talking about “next year.” Read on!

Nice Job Rylie Mundell! Chaparral freshman Rylie Mundell, a level 10 club gymnast at Colorado Gymnast Institute in Aurora, recently qualified to the prestigious Nastia Liukin Cup to be held March 3rd at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.  More information can be found in the press release.


Way to Go, FBLA students- Please congratulate the following students on their outstanding achievements at the FBLA District Conference yesterday at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds. ​

·         Kevin Grogan - 5th Place, Agribusiness

·         Anna Sernka - 5th Place, Advertising

·         Addie Clay - 4th Place, Impromptu Speaking AND 4th Place, Personal Finance (State Qualifier)

Way to go Kelli Fiordalis who placed third at Chatfield’s All Girl Wrestling Tournament. Read more in the Parker Chronicle.

Congratulations to the 2017 Girls Swim and Dive State Team.  The team members are:  Mary Burks, Lauren Kline, Heidi Waldmann, Hanna Waldmann, Taylor Miller, Julia Scadden, and Hannah Swier. Alternates include: Jordan Kaplan, Ayla Main, Kayla Toomer, & Abby Ulrich.  Four of these team members qualified for individual events and all  of our relays qualified with impressive times.  We are very proud to be represented by each of you.

We are so proud of the Chap Boys basketball players who went to Sierra Middle School classrooms a few times per week to work with individual students in reading, writing and math.  The Sierra kids have loved this!

The boys invited the middle-school students to be their guests at one of their final home games. Thank you to Stacey Giles and Mrs. Parker in coordinating this endeavor.   

Congratulations the following Student-Athletes who signed Letters of Intents at the collegiate level:

Alec Ackerman- Baseball, College of San Mateo
Jacob Hawkins- Football, Presentation College Alexander Karp- Football, Presentation College Malak Rafik- Soccer, University of Denver Ethan Reid- Football, Fort Hays State University
Connor Rovig- Football, Washburn University Semaj Stewart- Football, Weber State University

More Good News- The Chaparral Thespian Society was named a 2016 Colorado Gold Honor Troupe.  We are one of three schools winning this top award in its inaugural year.

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