Senior Parent Meeting – April 16

Senior Parent/Guardian Meeting April 16
Senior parent meeting on Monday April 16 5:30-6:30 in the auditorium.You will hear information on graduation, project grad, memory lane posters, senior breakfast, and the CHAPTS reserved graduation seat auction.

CHAPTS will be selling clear bags for $10.00 in the lobby. ASU/Wells Fargo has a clear bag policy and it will be in effect at graduation. You will also be able to ask project grad questions, pick up your memory lane poster and get information on the graduation seat auction.

You will also be able to pick up your two complimentary graduation tickets and purchase additional tickets for $7.00 per ticket. Senior breakfast tickets will also be available for purchase for $25.00.


Author Talk – May 8th

Author Talk on Tuesday, May 8th – fourth lunch with Carol Rayyan. She wrote an adventure series that we now have in the library. Carol works at our school and is excited to speak with students about how she wrote and self published this novel series.

Music in the Library – March 28th

Parents, you are invited to enjoy the varied musical talents of our students right here on campus after school next week.

We will be having our second Music in the Library event on Wednesday March 28th, from 2:30-3:30 with Free Coffee and Snacks for all who attend. All are invited!”

Project Grad Gift Cards Needed!


Our new grads LOVE to eat, shop, and spoil themselves with your help. Gift Cards are raffled throughout the night of Project Graduation. Drop off your gift cards at the Chaparral reception desk.  Some of the students’ favorite retailers include:

*    Chipotle,
*    Target,
*    Pei Wei,
*    Jersey Mike’s,
*    Yogi’s Grill
*    Chick-Fil-A,
*    Best Buy,
*    Bed Bath & Beyond,
*    Visa/MasterCard/American Express cash cards,
*    Salons,
*    iTunes/Amazon

If you can donate an item or a service, please contact Laura St. John,

Chaptown Love Wishlist – Spring Fundraiser

Spring Fundraiser – Chaptown Love Wishlist!

ChapTown Love is the tagline for the arm of CHAPTS that builds community, connections and resources. CHAPTS also holds our spring fundraiser under the name of ChapTown Love Wishlist Event.  This year with our online fundraising efforts we are going to focus on teacher wishlist Items as well as Chaparral campus beautification.

Please click here to donate!
CHAPTS is a 501(c)(3) and your donations are tax deductible
The goal is to raise $25,000 for our teachers and beautification!

Teacher Wishlist items include
– Rehabilitation pottery wheel – art
– dissection projects – science
– drum heads for marching band, jazz band and concert band
– stability ball chairs – science
– speech therapy materials and a Dyson vacuum – life skills
– science kits and books
– printer ink cartridges

Campus Beautification
Campus Beautification Projects have not been finalized, but projects being considered are: artificial turf by the auditorium, refurbishing picnic tables by the cafeteria and artificial turf by the cafeteria.

Stability Ball Chair                                Rehabilitation Pottery Wheel

Sponsors for Project Grad

We are looking for individuals and businesses to help offset the cost of Project Graduation, the all night, drug-free, alcohol-free graduation party for seniors. Sponsorships start at just $100. Sponsorships help with scholarships and to off-set the cost of the event. Donations are tax deductible and you will receive recognition in the graduation program, on the CHAPTS website and in the CHAPTS newsletter.   Please go here for the sponsorship information.  Please go here to see pictures of last year’s project grad and for more information.

East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) Field Trip

Chaparral will be offering a  FREE field trip to visit the EVIT campus in Mesa on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 8:00am – 12:30pm, for students currently in 10th and 11th grades.

EVIT is a public career and technical education school providing more than 40 occupational training programs and tuition-free to district students.  EVIT offers many school-to-work options with participating businesses and opportunities in job placement, internships and college credit articulation.  Check out their website for more details on programs available.   Chaparral students attending EVIT typically have three classes at Chaparral and three credit classes at EVIT.  Free round-trip bus transportation is provided from the Chaparral campus.

If your student is interested in attending the field trip, please have them see their school counselor or Tammy Anderson in the College and Career Center or email at

Empowering Our Community: how to reach, teach and support our students

In light of the recent events and an the effort to provide a safe and supportive environment, we invite parents and teachers to “Empowering Our Community – how to reach, teach, and support our students.” This educational event is a collaborative effort between Parents, Cocopah Middle School and SUSD.

Katey McPherson, highly respected for her expertise on digital media, childhood brain development, and teen suicide prevention, will share important signs that we need to be aware of. Chief Security Officer, James Dorer and Shannon Cronn, Clinical Support Coordinator, will discuss how our district handles crisis and supports the well being of all our students.

Please join us March 5th 6-8pm at Cocopah Middle School. To RSVP please click here