•  Megan Hatswell



    Chugiak would like to recognize our outstanding Mustang Students for their hard work and dedications to their studies in Quarter 1! Great job to all students who earned credit during this difficult time. Keep up the great work in Quarter 2. We will officially recognize our Honor Roll at the end of the full semester. Please look for these academic achievements in the New Year. Currently you are halfway through Quarter 2, keep working hard and attending your Zoom classes! Great job Mustangs! 


    All teachers were asked to update their gradebooks in Q last week. I encourage you to take the time to check in on the success of your student as we hit the mid-quarter mark. We officially have four weeks of instruction left in the quarter/semester. It is important for student success to check on student progress regularly and communicate with teachers.


    By now you have read the message from Dr. Bishop announcing schools will remain closed for the rest of the calendar year. We will continue to plan for a safe re-entry but do not have a concrete timeline. As always, we will strive to meet our school mission to Inspire Students, Excel Academically, and Strengthen Community.


    Current Updates


    Student Government News

    Hey Chugiak! The leaves may be gone, the daylight short, but the snow is here! Are you ready for Winter Fun?! CHS’ student government sure is! If you haven’t yet noticed, this year’s Winter Fun events are now live in your CHS Spirit Hubs! What does this mean? It means a Winter Fun Spirit Week and the opportunity to show off your winter mood by participating in one or both of the Winter Fun Mini-Events! Check out a short blurb about each below. 

    Quarter 2 Spirit Week 

    Ready for the next round of WACKO points? Your Quarter 2 Spirit Week will run December 7th-11th. Check out your Spirit Hub for each specific day’s theme and when you can upload your photo to show your class participation. Remember, this is part of a WACKO Event, and the more students who participate (meaning you must upload your spirit wear into the Spirit Hub), the higher your chance of winning this event. Quarter 1 Spirit Week results currently stand at: 

    1st: Freshmen (5 pts.)  

    2nd: Sophomores (4 pts.) 

    3rd: Seniors (3 pts.) 

    4th: Staff (2 pts.) 

    5th: Juniors (1 pts.) 


    Slush Cup 2020  

    Do you like to snowboard, ski, or sled? If so, then check out this mini-event and upload a video of yourself in a crazy fun costume while showing off your safe, socially distanced, outdoor sports fun! All prize information, rules, and regulations can be found in your Spirit Hub!  

    Feeling in a giving mood this holiday season? The CHS Slush Cup Committee would like you to consider supporting the Abused Women's Aid in Crisis Foundation (AWAIC) by donating here  If we reach $150, everyone will get to see a teacher do an awesome trick on a sled, snowboard, or skis via video.  


    Holiday Decorating 


    Do you feel like being creative this season? If so, then check out this mini-event and upload a picture/video of your door and/or room holiday decorations! It may be dark outside, but it can sure shine inside! All prize information, rules, and regulations can be found in your Spirit Hub. This event’s prizes will come directly from your Mustang Spirit Store! Don’t care if you don’t win and still want your CHS Spirit Wear? Click HERE to place your order. You have until Midnight on Black Friday (November 27th) to pre-order your CHS Spirit Wear and Gear! Everything will be distributed via school pick up the week before Winter Break. 


    If you have any specific questions, make sure to reach out to your class’s Student Government Representatives (found in your Spirit Hub) for more information! Go Mustangs! Be safe and have fun!  



    Winter Fun Spirit days- Start planning your outfits ahead of time, here is what you should consider!


    Monday (12/7): Holiday Sock/Hat day -Show us your holiday spirit with your festive socks and hat! Remember, the hat should be winter themed! A baseball cap won't count for participation points or a chance to win. 

    Tuesday (12/8): Halloween Resurrected- If you felt like you missed the annual CHS Halloween Spirit Day, then here's your chance to show off your Halloween costume! 

    Wednesday (12/9): Holiday PJ- Show us your holiday spirit with your festive PJs! Remember, the PJs should be winter themed! 

    Thursday (12/10): Ugly Sweater/COVID Mask- Show us your ugly sweater complete with your ugly COVID mask! Since any sweater and mask can be interpreted as ugly, this doesn't have to be holiday-themed! 

    Friday (12/11): Red/Green Out- Freshmen/Sophomores wear red and Juniors/Seniors wear green. Faculty can wear red or green or a mix of both! 



    Sports Information


    We excited to announce that the ski season has a prospective start date! As of now, will tentatively start practices on November 30th. Please be flexible as things change day-to-day in our current Covid-19 climate. With this in mind, a few things will be different this year. All the prospective changes are in the attached handbook. Please read through it and the Covid-19 mitigation plan document thoroughly. Both documents are subject to updates and changes as things progress and best practices are figured out. If after reading both documents and you have questions you can email Coach Lammers at chugiakskiteam@gmail.com or contact her through remind.

    Covid-19 Mitigation Document-


    CHS XC Skiing Handbook-




    Sports Dates to Remember: (Dates subject to Change)


    Bowling- Season Continuation- Jan. 11- Mar. 6

    Hockey- Season dates: Jan. 4-May 22 (ASD Season March 18- May 15 Regions May 24-29)

    Hockey Cheer: March 18- May 29

    Basketball- Season dates: Jan. 11- March 20

    Basketball Cheer- Jan. 11- March 23

    Soccer- Season dates: Mar. 22- May 22

    Track and Field- Season dates: Mar. 22- May 22

    Baseball- Mar. 22- May 29

    Softball- Mar. 22- May 29

    DDF- Season Continuation: Jan. 11



    Take care and enjoy the holiday season. We look forward to welcoming you back in school once we it is safe to do so. Stay safe and stay healthy, Mustangs.



    Megan J. Hatswell

    Chugiak High School



    #Mustang Strong

    The Mission of Chugiak High School:

    Inspire Students. Excel Academically. Strengthen Community.