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

Project Grad – Sponsors Needed

We are looking for businesses and individuals to sponsor project graduation to help offset costs including scholarships for students and the cost of the event. For the pdf form please click here

Thank you for your support!!


Dear Community Member,

On Thursday, May 24, 2018 Chaparral High School will be hosting our graduation commencement for a class of 550 seniors.  In support of the national initiative to keep our kids safe, sober and off the streets on the night of this very important life event, Project Graduation has been instituted at Chaparral, and has been very well received.


Our goal is to have 100% of the graduates participate. We strive to offer a fun environment that keeps them entertained and engaged throughout the overnight hours of graduation night, and therefore safe and alcohol-free.


We are requesting support from the community would like to ask for a donation of $100, $250 or $500 from community members or community business’.  This money would help offset some of the additional expenses of hosting a very large group. CHAPTS is a 501c3 and your donation is tax deductible.


Please let us know what additional information you might need to come to a favorable decision to support Chaparral’s Project Graduation 501c(3).  It is our greatest hope that Project Graduation will be going strong for many years to come, with your help this will be a reality! Thank your in advance for your support.




Carla Monson-Project Grad Chair 2018


Mail Payments to:

Attn: Amy Mariucci, Chaparral APT

6935 E. Gold Dust, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Payable to: CHAPTS


All sponsors will be recognized in the ASU graduation program and will be acknowledge on the CHAPTS website and in the CHAPTS weekly newsletter.

At the $500 level you may have signage included at Octane Raceway or at ASU on one of the following:  Coffee Bar, Casino Table, Tattoo Area, Green Screen, Food Sponsor, Bus Sponsor, DJ sponsor, raffle prize sponsor


Name ___________________________________________

Business _________________________________________

Address __________________________________________

City/State/Zip _____________________________________

Phone: ___________________________________________


Email: ____________________________________________

Donation Amount __________________________________

If $500 sponsor Signage recognition desired _____________




CHAPTS is a 501c3 and your donation is tax deductible.
Please make checks payable to CHAPTS

Career Day Feb 14th – Volunteers Needed



Many thanks for the amazing response from our Chaparral parents to participate in our Career Day on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, from 8:30-11:30am, in the auxiliary gym.

We would like a few more participants to round out our Career Day event.  The following are additional occupations that would be of interest to our students:

·         Business (Accountant/Marketing/International Business)
·         Computer Science and Information Technology
·         Counseling Psychologist
·         Graphic Designer

·         Healthcare

·         Legal (Paralegal, Court Reporter)
·         Pharmacist
·         Physician
·         Radio/Television/Film
·         Restaurant/Culinary
·         Veterinarian/Zoologist/Animal Care


The program will be informal.  Students will stop by your table to ask questions about your career, a typical workday, and education requirements.   The school-wide event will last three hours with students rotating in and out every 40 minutes.  Tables will be provided for each participant.  Please bring a tablecloth and as an option, any giveaways — students love freebies (i.e., pens, candy, promotional items, etc.).

We sincerely appreciate your willingness to give back to the youth of our community.  If you are interested or know of someone who would like to participate, please respond by February 2, 2018 by contacting Tammy Anderson at


Best regards,


Tammy Anderson




Tax Credit Contributions!

Tax Credit Time!
Direct your state tax dollars to support Chaparral High School and so many of its fantastic programs.

Quick Facts:
  • Married couple filing jointly can direct UP TO $400
  • Single filer can direct UP TO $200
  • Support Your Student’s Program … Any dollar amount will help support programs and sports … Basketball – Soccer – Volleyball – Marching Band – Theater – Choir- Tutoring – Field Trips – and so many more!
  • Deadline April 2018 … make your contribution now, or up until the 2017 tax filing deadline (April 2018) and have it count towards your 2017 tax credit.
  • Contribute ONCE or MORE THAN ONCE or RECURRING … you can also donate a little now and a little later, or better yet set-up a monthly auto-debit on the district website. CLICK HERE
  • Tell your AZ Family & Friends & Neighbors … you don’t need to have a student to contribute. Any AZ resident can help improve our school & neighborhood!
  • You can also bring your tax credit contribution (cash or check) to the bookstore. Bring the tax credit form found here