Panther Pause

Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence

1.15.16

Dear Parents and Students,

This past week CHHS sent several students to compete in the All State Competition for Choir and Band. We are so proud of how well these students represented our campus and community. We had one student make All State Band, and all seven CHHS Choir students that competed earned the All State honor. It is very rare to have that many students compete and earn All State recognition.

We are also very proud of one our students that earned a perfect score on the PSAT, Seyun Park. He will be representing the campus this week in our Student Voice section of this Panther Pause edition. Our students and teachers continue to find ways to excel in academics and extra-curricular activities. It is an honor and privilege to witness the accomplishments of our students and the dedication of our teachers.


Please remember that Monday is a holiday and classes will resume on Tuesday.


Sincerely,

Conrad Streeter

CHHS Principal

#CHPantherPride

student voice

How has CHHS helped prepare you for the PSAT?


Perhaps I'm only speaking for myself, but I feel that the general atmosphere with the teachers, staff, and even fellow students in CHHS encourages you to try harder and defy expectations. I believe that a huge part of me receiving a 1520 on the PSAT was thanks to the PSAT prep class and my friends, who pushed me to work harder than I normally would on anything.


-Junior Seyun Park

YEARBOOK Senior Ad DEADLINE

All senior ad purchases and submissions are due today, January 15th. You can purchase your ad by clicking here and you can you can find how to create your ad by clicking here. No senior ad entries received after today, January 15th will be allowed in the yearbook due to deadlines.

Lady Panther Basketball

Lady Panthers take on Southlake Carroll Lady Dragons tonight at Southlake.

  • JV plays at 5
  • Varsity plays at 6:30
  • Freshmen play at 8:00

Next home game is Tuesday, January 19th against Coppell.


We hope you'll come out and support your LPBB and cheer them on to a victory! Can't make the game? Follow along by clicking here.

girls soccer

The CHHS Girls Soccer will be hosting the Allison Horn Memorial Showcase Tournament beginning on Thursday.
  • Thursday, CHHS vs Martin at CHHS @ 8:00 pm.
  • Friday, CHHS vs Keller at MPS @ 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, CHHS vs Keller Central at MPS @ 9:00 am.
**The schedule is also located on the CHHS Girls Soccer Website found here.

Boys soccer

Tuesday, January 19th against Keller Fossil Ridge at MPS

  • JV2 - 4:30pm
  • JV1 - 5:45pm
  • V - 7:15pm


Friday, January 22nd against Irving MacArthur at CHHS

  • JV2 - 4:30pm
  • JV1 - 5:45pm
  • V - 7:15pm


Please click here for a closer look at the schedule, and you can always stay up-to-date at chhsboyssoccer.com.

CHHS Gymnastics

Thursday, January 21st--Lake View Centennia HS Meet in Garland @ Brandenburg Middle School @ 6:00 for both boys and girls​

Boys soccer fundraiser

Make your $30 check payable to CHHS Boys Soccer. Order from Stacy Cannaday in the Front Office at CHHS or Susan Lyons @ 817‐925‐0911. Indicate your shirt size when ordering, and your shirt will be delivered the NEXT DAY for pickup! Thank you for supporting CHHS Boys Soccer!

PREP Program: Panthers Ready for Extra Practice

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AP Booster Club

The next general meeting for AP Booster Club is on Monday, January 25th, 2016 -6:30 pm in the CHHS Library. Please join us for the following presentations:

"Financial Aid 101", presented by Tanya Vittitow and

"New Advanced Academic Courses Info Night", presented by Mr. Wevodau, Mrs. Mann and Mrs. Loughran.
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Athletic Training Booster Club Stop-in Fund Raiser

Stop-in to any First Choice ER with this flyer and CHHS Athletic Training receives $10! CHHS Athletic Training Booster Club and First Choice ER will be hosting a Stop-in Fundraiser January 16 - January 30. Stop-in at any location and drop of the flyer to help out!!!!

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CHHS Debate Booster Club

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Volunteers needed at CMS

CHHS students that are in need of volunteer hours have an opportunity to earn volunteer hours on Saturday, January 23rd. Colleyville MS is hosting a TMSCA tournament and are in need of proctors, runners, hall monitors, graders to assist with the tournament. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please contact Joe Morgan via e-mail at joe.morgan@gcisd.net.

Financial Aid 101

Join AP Booster Club on Monday, January 25th, 2016 in the CHHS Library at 6:30 p.m for

"Financial Aid 101", presented by Tanya Vittitow. Join us for some tips on planning and paying for college. We will also be sharing information about new advanced course offerings at CHHS.

Yearbook purchase deadline!

Click here to buy your yearbook before the final price increase on Friday, January 29th.

Support Panther BAnd

CHHS Band is having a Pampered Chef Fundraiser starting January 7th and ending February 1st. There are some great new items in this year's catalog.


30% of the sales will go to your favorite band student for band fees or the band trip to Disney World this spring. Contact any band member or follow this hyperlink to order http://fondapc.com/CHHSBand.

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:

Jan. 23

Feb. 6 & 20

Mar. 5

Apr. 9 & 30

May 21

New Student Support

New Student Support projects begin in January! We are happy to announce two new opportunities for CHHS students to participate in after school activities. First, the National Honors Society will begin offering after school tutorials in the library, Monday - Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00. In an effort to provide students greater access to these tutorials, as well as other after school events and activities, a 5:00 PM bus run to North Euless and North Grapevine will also begin in January. We will be sending out more details soon!

SENIOR PTA SCHOLARSHIPS

Attention Seniors: The PTSA scholarship application is now online and ready for you to complete. This year there is one application for the entire district. You are able to complete an essay for each school you attended (elementary, middle and high school) as well as the GCISD Council of PTA's essay, with general information being filled out only one time. Click on the link below here https://goo.gl/1dPMyD and get started! The deadline for the application is March 24, 2016. The requirements for eligibility are listed on the PTSA website, www.chhsptsa.org.


If you have any questions, please email Cheryl Redfearn at theredfearns@gmail.com

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!

Vendors Needed

ATTENTION ALL REPRESENTATIVES OF HOME-BASED BUSINESSES AND CRAFTY TYPES! On Saturday, April 23rd, the CHHS Band program will host the North Texas Colorguard Association Solo and Ensemble Competition from 8:00am to 9:00pm, and we are looking for vendors for our market area in the Panther Den, near concessions. Hundreds of students from around north Texas and their friends and families will attend this event, so you are sure to see good traffic! Tables are $50.00 nonrefundable. For more information or to register as a vendor, please contact Allison Vande Kieft at chhs.band.sponsorship@gmail.com.

DECEMBER VOLUNTEER HOURS

It’s time to submit the number of adult volunteer hours you volunteered in DECEMBER 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.

SENIORS: JOIN OFFICIAL WEBSITE

115 Days until Graduation!!! 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 at https://chhs2016.shutterfly.com

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.

New Advance Class Offerings

CHHS will be offering new classes next year: Advanced Humanities Research & Advanced Chemistry Research and Design. The classes do have

pre-requisites:


Advanced Humanities Pre-requisite (Application Only):

Srs. - AP Language

Jrs. - Concurrent w/ AP Language

All applicants - Score of a 3 or better on at least 1 AP test that incorporates

writing.

Teacher Recommendations from core classes

Average of B or higher in core classes


Advanced Chemistry Research and Design Pre-Requisite: AP Chemistry


For more questions: See Ed Wevodau, Kelli Mann (ELA), and Sonya Loughran (science).

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.

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

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