Panther Pause

Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence

12.11.15

Dear Parents and Students,

Next week marks the end of the semester and the end of the year. Our students will be busy completing finals before starting their much earned break, and I want to ask each of you to keep some of our CHHS families in your thoughts. Several of our students lost their homes to a fire this past weekend, and that is a real tragedy; especially this time of year. When events like this occur, it reminds me of how very blessed we are to be in this community. There has been an enormous outpour of support for our students and their families that were impacted by this fire. If you choose to help or support these families, please contact Robin Davis in our counseling department at robin.davis@gcisd.net, and she can help direct your support. Again, we are grateful for the amazing students we have at CHHS. Please enjoy the weekend.

Thank you,

Conrad Streeter

CHHS Principal

#CHPantherPride

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How has your participation in an extracurricular program positively impacted your experience at CHHS?

Involvement in a multitude of extracurricular activities has allowed me to learn important time management skills that will benefit me both during and after my education. As an active member of PALS, Varsity Cheer, and Red Jackets, finding time for schoolwork can be challenging. However, my experience at CHHS will help shape important study habits that I can carry with me throughout my future.

-Junior Isabel Nackley

Boys basketball

Beginning Thursday, December 10 through Saturday, December 12, JV will be playing in a tournament at Mansfield Timberview. Meanwhile, The Freshman Black and Freshman Red will be competing the same dates in a tournament at Grapevine High School.


BASKETBALL NEXT WEEK: Make plans to come out to support CHHS Basketball at their next HOME GAME on Tuesday, December 15 against Irving High School. Ticket prices are $4 for adults and $2 for students.

  • Varsity vs. Irving HS at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 15.
  • JV vs. Irving HS at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 15.
  • Freshman Red vs. Irving HS at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 15.
  • Freshman Black vs. Irving HS at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 15.


ON DEC. 18
we will be having a half court shot contest at half time of the varsity game against Grapevine. The prize will be a $500 scholarship check if the shot is made. Sign up to shoot before the game begins. We will draw a name at half time, then the chosen person will have a chance to take 3 shots from the half court line! One in WINS!! Sponsored by Allen Samuels Auto Group.


Please follow the team on twitter @CHHS_Hoops, CHHS_HOOPS on Instagram, and "like" us on Facebook at CHHS Hoops to see our schedule and game day pics and look for our website that is coming soon www.CHHSHoops.com

YEARBOOK Senior Ad DEADLINE

Buy your senior a senior ad for the yearbook before the price increases at midnight TONIGHT on Friday, December 11th! You can purchase your ad by clicking here.

You can buy your ad now, and send in your information by the final deadline on Friday, January 15th. All of the submission instructions are found here.

DONATE TO GRACE now!

Please join PTSA and our Counseling Office by making the holidays a little brighter for families in our local communities served by GRACE. You can choose a tag off of the Angel Tree in the Counseling Office and return it with your gift, or use the Sign-Up Genius link found here to select items. Many thanks in advance for your sharing and caring.

HOLIDAY SHOP AND FUND-RAISE AT THE SAME TIME!

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on Amazon Smile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers (at no extra cost to you!) This is free money for our school and fuss-free fundraising. Do your holiday or every-day online shopping by clicking here and logging in for PTA Texas Congress 4408 Colleyville-Heritage PTSA. Thank you for helping the PTSA meet our financial goal of $10,000 this year to support campus programs $ events throughout the School year. Questions? Email: waysmeanschhs@yahoo.com.

heroes care package drive

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Attendance problems? We can help!

GCISD is offering classes that can help support you in your understanding

of compulsory attendance laws as well as insight into how you can turn your

absences into learning experiences and personal growth.


Attending the GCISD Why Try? Classes will support you and a parent on your

journey. Classes are one Saturday a month from 8-11am AND you can receive

double seat time hours if you and a parent attend. That's six hours of seat time

for only three hours of your time! Interested? Click here for details!


Classes are available on the following dates:

Dec. 12

Jan. 23

Feb. 6 & 20

Mar. 5

Apr. 9 & 30

May 21

Fall Shoe Drive

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Euless Fire

On December 5th, an apartment fire in Euless destroyed the homes and belongings of a dozen students attending Bear Creek Elementary, Heritage Middle School, and Colleyville Heritage High School. To assist, GCISD is partnering with CONNECT to collect gift card donations from retailers such as Wal-Mart or Target to help provide immediate resources to these children and their families.

If you would like to make a gift card donation, please drop it off with counselors at BCES, HMS or CHHS. Monetary donations are being accepted online through the Grapevine-Colleyville Education Foundation by clicking here. Include a note in your online donation that the funds are for CONNECT-Euless Fire.

Senior 2016 shirts

Senior shirts are now for sale! Click on the link below to order your shirt by December 16th. Submit payment in person (cash or check will do) to Mrs. Kays in room L309 or Mrs. Brindley in L305 by Wednesday December 16th. All proceeds benefit the Class of 2016!

http://goo.gl/forms/QWhU7I7z15

Fall Semester Exam Schedule

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Regular Bell - B Day

**Exams 5th and 6th period only

EXAM 5th Period: 8:35-10:07

EXAM 6th Period: 10:14-11:51

Class 7th Period: 11:58-2:06

Class 8th Period: 2:13-3:45


Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 1/2 day

EXAM 1st Period: 8:35-9:55

EXAM 2nd Period: 10:00-11:20

EXAM 7th Period: 11:25-12:45


Friday, December 18, 2015 - 1/2 day

EXAM 3rd Period: 8:35-9:55

EXAM 4th Period: 10:00-11:20

EXAM 8th Period: 11:25- 12:45

March for Water (M4W) registration

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! The CHHS PALS and the award winning Panther Band invite you and your family to be a part of the 2nd Annual March 4 Water (M4W) 1 mile/5k on Saturday, April 2nd at CHHS. Please visit www.marchforwater5k.com to register!

NOVEMBER VOLUNTEER HOURS

It’s time to submit the number of adult volunteer hours you volunteered in NOVEMBER for any CHHS organization. PTSA collects the number of volunteer hours, so that GCISD can use them for applying for grants and other used. This is only parent hours, not students’ Community Scholar hours (see CSAP program guidelines on the Counseling website about that). Submit your hours in 2 minutes at this link: http://www.chhsptsa.org/submit-volunteer-hours.

FINANCIAL AID/FAFSA NIGHT

Join us for our next PTSA General meeting on Monday, January 11th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Technology Education and Career Center at Grapevine High School where we are partnering with our counselors in providing information about college admission, financial aid and FAFSA form assistance.

SENIORS: JOIN OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Stay informed on Senior events thorough the year on the official CHHS website for Class of 2016. Seniors and their parents are encouraged to join. There is a photo and video page. Please upload photos and videos for end of year events. Request to join by clicking here!

Community Scholar Ambassadors Program

The Community Scholar Ambassadors Program (CSAP) is a PTSA program that encourages students to take a challenging curriculum, as defined in the grades 9-12 GCISD Program of Studies, and to perform 100 hours of APPROVED community service while maintaining a 70% or higher average in each course. Students fulfilling these criteria will be locally recognized as GCISD Community Scholar Ambassadors upon graduation from high school.


The yearly hours deadline for freshmen, sophomores and juniors is the last day of each school year. THE DEADLINE FOR SENIORS IS MARCH 31st. The CSAP Committee is currently reviewing hours served between 4:01 p.m. June 4, 2015 and 4:00 p.m. June 2, 2016. For Seniors: 4:01 p.m. June 4, 2015 through 4:00 p.m. March 31, 2016. For more information on this program visit the Counseling Website CSAP page.

Inclement Weather Procedures

As the temperature drops and the potential for inclement weather increases, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is encouraging parents to receive important news and alerts via text message.

To sign up for text alerts, parents should text "Yes" to 68453 to subscribe to the service. The cellular phone number must be listed in Skyward Family Access in order for a parent to receive text messages from the district office or their child's school. Parents may check or change the phone number listed by logging in to Family Access and clicking the button to update their phone numbers.

Panther Band

SAVE THE DATE! The first annual CHHS Band Golf Tournament will be held April 18th, 2016 at Texas Star Golf Course. Tee off will be 1:00 p.m. Please tell your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers.

Counselor Connections

For more information about the CHHS Counseling Staff, office hours, class level changes, lunchtime counseling, and freshman meetings - please click here.

CHHS PTSA Information

  • Join CHHS PTSA! Download the form from chhsptsa.org and send it to the front office with a check; or you can join and pay online.
  • Be sure to like our Facebook page, CHHS PTSA, and follow us on Twitter @PTSACHHS.
  • If you would like access to our campus Student Phonebook, follow this link chhsptsa.org on our website for instructions.

Panther Applause

Click here to see all of the cool things happening with the teachers and students at CHHS!

Panther Pause

Need to inform others of an event in your club/organization using Panther Pause? Please email your information by Thursdays at noon to brandie.moravek@gcisd.net.