Dear Riverhawk Familes,
On behalf of all our staff and students at Chiawana High School, THANK YOU for passing the Levy. These levy dollars will be used for many different things in our district: supporting teaching and learning, curriculum, art, music, and drama programs, nurses, dropout prevention and retrieval programs, maintenance operations, custodians, school security, utilities and insurance, student transportation, portable classrooms, extracurricular activities, student clubs and athletes. I consider it a great blessing to live in a supportive and caring community. THANK YOU!
The second semester is in progress and the 2013-2014 academic year is flying by. As you receive your student's grades from first semester, please contact our office if you have any questions or concerns. We always encourage you to call us to set up a conference with new teachers to see how best you can support your child's education.
We thank you for your continued support of education, the Pasco School District, and Chiawana High School. If there is any way we can support you or your child, please call our office, we welcome the opportunity to help.Sincerely,
John Wallwork, Principal
Congratulations to CHS band teacher Kevin Clayton for being named Columbia Basin Region Outstanding Music Educator of the Year!
The Chiawana High School band program was selected as one of only three high school bands in the state of Washington to be featured at the 2014 Washington Music Educators' Association (WMEA) biennial conference in Yakima on February 13-17. Chiawana band director Kevin Clayton was also selected as the 2013-14 Columbia Basin Region Outstanding Music Educator.
Bands from all over the state sent in recorded auditions and a committee picked the best three.
"This is huge for our music program, "says Clayton. "This is the top honor awarded to bands within our state, and as close as it gets to a state championship for band programs."
STATE HOUSE HONORS CHS DECA AND FOOTBALL TEAM
Chiawana High School's DECA club and State championship football team were recognized with a resolution by the State House of Representatives on January 27, 2014 in Olympia.
Chiawana's DECA club won a national contest and was awarded a $25,000 State Farm grant for the "Celebrate My Drive" campaign, which will be used to promote safe driving for teens. Rep. Susan Fagan was at CHS when students were suprised with the announcement of the win. DECA advisor Leslie Bell was honored by the House for her leadership.
The State House recognized and honored Chiawana's championship football team and the people who helped them achieve their winning season. Honors included head coach Steve Graff, athletic director John Cazier, and the assitant coaching staff which includes, Don Hogue, Dave Spray, Kevin Pedersen, Troy Sommerville, Steve Davis, Scott Bond, Robert Reid, Joe Carrasco, Chris Fowler, Chad Herron, Robert Booth, Mike Clayton and volunteer coaches Ryan Tolar, Brad Anderson, Kevin McCallum, Kim Cox and Jose Mejia.
Also honored for their support of the championship team was dance coach Molly Monarch, cheer coach Stefani Hansen, band directors Kevin Clayton and Matt Larson, and activities coordinator Sarah LeDuc and her leadership team.
Chiawana High School Principal John Wallwork, assistant principals Brian Baker, Phil Koestner, Bryan Meredith, and Antonio Rubalcava, and Dean of Students Angie Sessions were also recognized for their support of both winning teams.
The recognition coincided with the annual Washington Associate of School Administrators/Washington State School Directors' Association Legislative Conference. Superintendent Saundra Hill, Board President Sherry Lancon, Vice President Ryan Brault and board members Scott Lehrman and Steve Christensen were in attendance, Student Representatives to the Board Neydeen Martinez and Ovidio Castillio also attended the conference and recognition. Wallwork, Bell and CHS senior DECA President Haley McLaughlin were in Olympia for the reading of the resolution.
"We are very proud of the teams that made these two wins possible and we are grateful to our state representatives for honoring their accomplishments," says Hill.
FIVE CHS WRESTLERS PLACE AT STATE
Congratulations to wrestling coach Jack Anderson and the Chiawana Wrestling team for placing 12th in the State WIAA Mat Classic in Tacoma on February 21-22. Five teams members brought home trophies for their weight class.
(Left to right) Tyler Vargas (5th place, Abzael Loeza (4th place), Blake Bishop (4th place), Syndey Virgen (4th place), and Marylou Martinez (4th place).