Navajo Elementary School Fire – How To Help

Dear Chaparral Families,

As you may have heard, Navajo Elementary School suffered a devastating fire on Tuesday, August 22. The fire displaced 400 students and their teachers, and they currently do not have access to the school or the materials contained inside. Educators need to resupply classrooms and students need the most basic of school supplies. We are asking our generous Chaparral community to help our neighbors in their time of need.

You may bring any donations to the Chaparral High School front office, and we can take care of getting the supplies to the appropriate location.

The attached lists are intended to give you ideas of the types of supplies Navajo typically requests from students and parents.

Chaparral Administration, Teachers, and Staff

Athletics Presentation: College Recruiting Simplified

To the Parents of Chaparral athletes.

Chaparral High School is proud to announce that we will host Recruiting Expert Paul Putnam,  for his presentation: “College Recruiting Simplified.” The event is on Wednesday, September 12 at 6:30pm in room J600. The seminar is free to all students and their families and we encourage all athletes (9-12) to bring a parent, especially the underclassman (9-11)

Putnam will guide parents and student-athletes through the importance of establishing athletic and academic goals, setting realistic expectations and seeking opportunities at all college and division levels.

Topics covered include:

* The benefits of playing college sports
* Reading college coach communications between the lines
* When the recruiting process starts
* How to get discovered
* How coaches evaluate prospects
* How to set realistic expectations
* High school and club coaches’ roles

Dual Enrollment Forms Due Monday, August 20

As a reminder, Scottsdale Community College will be at Chaparral on Monday, August 20, 2018 to collect registration forms and payment.  Dual Enrollment classes will come to the College & Career Center by period.  Any students who are unable to complete the registration on Monday will need to deliver their registration and payment to SCC Admissions and Records no later than Monday, September 17th at 5PM.  Beyond this date, students forfeit the opportunity to earn the dual enrollment credit for the class.  

Dual Enrollment classes were shown a video and received their Registration Packet this week.  The link to the video can be found here:

Save the Date!  In-State College Night September 5th

Chaparral will host the 2018 In-State College Night on Wednesday, September 5th. This annual and widely attended evening provides students and parents with valuable information from our Arizona universities and college admission counselors.  Get the updates on the application and admission process from our Arizona universities and colleges.

Important for seniors and parents – Beneficial for juniors and their parents – Informational for sophomores and their parents!

WHEN:Wednesday, September 5, 2018, from 6 – 8 p.m.

WHERE:  Chaparral Library

WHAT:  Three breakout sessions with a choice of presentations from the following ten organizations:

* 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.  Bonus presentations! *Kaplan Test Prep – SAT and ACT Testing Information *Hefar Group – Higher Education Financial Aid and Resources

Custom Chaparral Lululemon Gear – Orders due August 31

Did you see our display of custom Lululemon clothing at registration or Freshman Bootcamp?  Have you placed your order?  If not, click here to see all the available styles, and be sure to have your payment and a completed order form to the school office in an envelope addressed to CHAPTS by Friday, August 31.  Twenty-five percent of the proceeds from your order will be donated to CHAPTS, letting you wear your favorite Lululemon gear and support Chaparral too!
Please contact Jen McDowell by email with any questions!

“Colleges That Change Lives” College Fair, August 14

“Colleges That Change Lives” College Fair

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 7pm

Highland Meeting Rooms 1-3 of the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

11111 North 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020


This college-sponsored event begins with a 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.


The event is free of charge. Counselors, students, and families are invited. Students should register at

About Colleges That Change Lives

Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) began as a loose collaboration among the 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s classic book, Colleges That Change Lives. For over 20 years, our programs have given thousands of students and parents guidance in their college search. In 1996, the colleges and universities formed a non-profit organization to keep Loren’s message alive – the college search should be about finding a list of colleges that are a good academic, social, and financial fit. The non-profit has 44 member colleges and universities, having added four schools after the publication of the fourth edition of the book in 2012, edited and revised by Hilary Masell Oswald.

CTCL member colleges in attendance:

Agnes Scott College

Allegheny College

Austin College

Beloit College

Birmingham-Southern College

Centre College

Cornell College

Denison University

Earlham College

Eckerd College

The Evergreen State College

Goucher College

Guilford College

Hampshire College

Hendrix College

Hillsdale College

Hiram College

Hope College

Juniata College

Kalamazoo College

Knox College

Lawrence University

Marlboro College

McDaniel College

Millsaps College

Ohio Wesleyan University

Reed College

Rhodes College

Southwestern University

St. John’s College

Saint Mary’s College of California

St. Olaf College

University of Lynchburg

University of Puget Sound

Ursinus College

Wabash College

Whitman College

Willamette University

Wooster, College of

2018-2019 Open House/Meet the Teacher Night August 8th

Parents/Guardians and students are invited to attend the Open House at Chaparral High School on Wednesday, August 8 from 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm.  You will have an opportunity to follow your student’s schedule and meet their teachers.  Please remember to bring a copy of your student’s schedule.   Students with a zero hour class on their schedule should plan to arrive at 5:10 pm.  

We have made some exciting changes to the timeframe of when we hold our Open House. It will be an Open House/Meet the Teacher format prior to the start of classes. Parents and students are invited to attend during the 5:30 ~ 7:30 pm timeframe. There will be a structured class rotation therefore it is important to bring your class schedule from StudentVue/ParentVue, as schedules will not be available onsite.

This night will give you and your son/daughter an opportunity to:

  • Walk the schedule
  • Meet the teachers
  • Discuss class syllabi
  • Meet your CHAPT members

See attached flyer for additional parking and schedule information. 

Please note that the CHS counselors will not be available during Open House.