Panther Pause

23 years of Pride at Colleyville Heritage High School



I hope this week has been a good one for all of you as we head into our last week of instruction in our virtual learning environment. Our AP students have completed thousands of exams over the past two weeks, and I cannot wait for their successes in the coming weeks.

Tonight is the first ever Senior Send Off Parade, and I hope everyone will come out and show their support for the Class of 2020. Seniors need to be in the Studio Movie Grill parking lot at 6pm. All spectators are encouraged to line the east side of Highway 26.

Earlier this week we shared some details for our Graduation Ceremony on June 5. I am incredibly excited that we are going to provide this opportunity for our seniors, but it is also important to note that we are doing this safely for both the students and spectators. We will be sending out more information in the next two weeks to better outline expectations and seating plan. Have a great long weekend and GO PANTHERS!

Dr. Lance Groppel

CHHS Principal



This week’s Project Graduation Senior Spotlight is Kaden Hinkle. Kaden is interested in playing baseball and also enjoys spending time with his family. He thinks Project Graduation is a great way to bring everyone together as the entire senior class. We hope all of our seniors will join Kaden at CHHS Project Graduation 2020!

Senior Send-off Parade TONIGHT

GCISD is proud to announce that on Thursday, May 21, at 6:30 p.m. the Class of 2020 will take part in a special Senior Send-off Parade. In conjunction with the cities of Colleyville and Grapevine, the parade will take place on Highway 26.

GCISD is proud to announce that on Thursday, May 21, the Class of 2020 will be part of a special Senior Send-off Parade.

Parade Route (View Map)

The parade will travel north on Highway 26, beginning near the intersection of Hall-Johnson Road and concluding at Mustang Panther Stadium. The Colleyville Police Department will block the two right lanes of northbound Highway 26 for parade traffic, leaving the left lane open for regular thru traffic.


Seniors from all GCISD high schools are encouraged to join the parade procession. Feel free to decorate your cars and show off your school spirit. All seniors participating should meet and stage in the Colleyville Towne Square parking lots (view map of lots available for staging). From there, Colleyville Police will lead the parade procession. Please keep in mind the following rules during the parade:

  • Do not throw candy from any vehicles
  • No trucks with trailers are allowed; this is a car parade only
  • No one can walk in the parade

Senior Checkout

Senior Checkout will be on May 26th from 2-pm and on May 27th from 8am-noon in the CHHS parking lot. More specific information on that will be announced soon. Until then, please gather your laptop, chargers and cords, and any textbooks and/or library books.


Yearbooks for seniors only will be distributed on these days. All undergrads will get theirs in the fall at a traditional Yearbook Distribution Day. If you are unsure if your senior purchased a yearbook, please go into your email account and type JOSTENS. If you purchased one, your receipt will appear - make sure that it has THIS school year on that receipt (June 2019-April 2020). If you did not buy one, the extra 50 yearbooks will be sold on a first come, first serve basis on this day for $120 cash.


If your senior owes a fee, they will be expected to pay them at this time. If you are unsure if you have fee to pay, please reach out to for clarity.


If your graduate earned a cord to wear at graduation, they will be handed out at this time.


We are so excited to share that the CHHS Class of 2020 WILL HAVE A PROJECT GRADUATION! Please check for updates on details at our website as we are able to finalize this week.


Details are being finalized to host an outdoor Project Graduation for our Seniors the night of June 5 into the early morning of June 6, but we need you to sign up NOW if you haven’t already done so! Please fill out the google form and submit today! Be sure to let your friends know, too!


To make this event happen we need volunteers to sign up NOW! As details are confirmed we will be adding slots and perhaps adjusting current ones. Please sign up now so we can see we will have the people necessary to help make this event successful and safe for our seniors!!/showSignUp/9040d4ba4af23abf94-project


You can sign up to donate items like gift cards and prizes though our

•volunteers list!/showSignUp/9040d4ba4af23abf94-project

•Amazon Wish List

•Drop off gifts, giveaways, gift cards to Barbie Deborah at her address 4120 Grace Lane, GV or text or call 817-707-7785; Or Dana Sundell at her address 3121 Fox Run Drive, GV or text or call 817-228-8009.


Parents and Students, please add our CHHS Class of 2020 Shutterfly account, too. These images will be used the night of our PG event! <>

Site Password: PantherPride20


With the pandemic disruption and still hosting our event, we are in need of funds! Please consider donating, signing up to help, or pass along the information in your community and online. For a shopper only flyer, please text Barbie 817-707-7785.

Project Graduation Swag Sale

Project Graduation is having a sale! Half off all items! First come, first serve in sizes. Get your swag and yard signs to celebrate your senior today. Click this link to place your order. Once your order is received, you will receive instructions via text how to pick up your items and pay for them. Thanks for supporting CHHS 2020 Project Graduation!
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We are excited to announce that Project Graduation 2020 is going outside, thanks to the generous offer by Hall's Pumpkin Farm with the donation of the use of their property!

Students check-in beginning at 11:30pm Friday, June 5th. This outdoor lock-in event at Hall's Pumpkin Farm from midnight - 5am. No students will be allowed to enter after midnight. Students may not leave early without parental approval and relinquishing prize eligibility. No exceptions.

For safety, all students and volunteers must sign the Commitment Form and Waiver. There will be a mandatory Covid-19 screening prior to entering the event. Participants and volunteers must enter wearing a mask/face covering and submit to a hands-free temperature check.

We are looking forward to and committed to celebrating the Class of 2020 Seniors and their graduation in a safe and fun way.

Students: Please sign up NOW so we can begin contacting you personally!

Parents and Guardians: Please sign up to volunteer! As part of our commitment to Hall's and keeping our kids safe we need more than 100 volunteers throughout the night.

Link for the Project Graduation Commitment Form and Waiver

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Prom 2020 update

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Senior Awards

Seniors, be on the lookout for the Senior Recognition Presentation, which replaced the annual Senior Awards Program this year. The presentation will be sent out on May 27th. Thank you to everyone who submitted pictures and information!


Nicholas Beard

Nicholas will be attending Wheaton College in Chicago, where he will be playing football and majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in Ministry.

“My favorite memory of my time at CHHS is beating Birdville High School in the third round of the football playoffs in 2019.”

Sarah Broder

Sarah will be attending Texas Christian University with a Nursing major.

Her favorite memory from CHHS? “Winning Nationals at our last Pantera competition in LA; that was the last school event before COVID-19.”

Scott Broder

Scott is heading to the University of Arkansas to major in Accounting/Finance.

His favorite high school memory? “The excitement of beating Trinity in football sophomore year and winning district at DECA Jr. and Sr. year.”

Zach Dennis

Zach plans on attending the University of Texas at Austin to pursue a degree in business.

“One of my favorite scholastic memories was the Chinese field trip I went on sophomore year.”

Lauren Hurley

Lauren plans on attending Trinity University in the fall.

“My favorite memory from my time at CHHS was attending the Georgetown soccer tournament my senior year and being a part of Best Buddies.”

Daniel Li

Daniel is heading to Rice University and will be studying Biological Sciences.

His favorite memory from his high school years was the 2019 Homecoming Game.

Mckensie Salazar

Mckensie plans to get an associate degree in applied science for diagnostic medical sonography at TCC.

“My favorite memories from CHHS were going to the pep rallies and going to the library. I also loved going to the football games when I could.”

Manasa Sripati

This fall Manasa will be majoring in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.

“My most memorable moments at CHHS were always seeing the smiling faces of my friends and teachers in the hallways.”

Morgan Sundell

Morgan will be attending Baylor University where she will be majoring in Biology on the Pre-Med track.

“My favorite memory at CHHS would be any rivalry game!”

Jake Watson

Jake is heading to Texas A&M University (College Station) to pursue an Engineering degree. He is working to complete his Pilot Certificates in the hopes of becoming a Professional Pilot.

“My favorite memories while at CHHS come from cross country and choir. Cross country with Coach Taylor and my team has been a place I could push myself and excel, getting to see just how tough and fast I can get. I was given the opportunity to run in different states and hangout with some of my best friends at meets out of town. Choir offered me a reprieve from the rest of my life, just getting to sing with my friends. Mr. Rinn has created an amazing program that I was fortunate enough to be a part of and grow in.”


CHHS PTSA has several openings on our executive board. If you are interested in volunteering, please email:

Open positions are: advocacy, awards, district excellence committee, creative problem solving/DI, community service, environmental, grateful dads, hospitality, scholarship, senior events, and youth protection.

Email for information.

Summer SAT/ACT Testing

GCISD is closed for testing during June and July. If you need to take the SAT or ACT over the summer, please contact College Board or ACT directly about finding an alternate testing site.

Virtual Summer School 2020

Registration is now open and all information found here.

Dates: June 8 - 19

Registration: May 11 - June 5

Cost: $300 per course

Cost for Free/Reduced: $300 for each Initial Credit, $30 for each Credit Recovery


Initial Credit Courses: students must attend mandatory WebEx every day. Morning Session: 9-11am / Afternoon Session 1-3pm. If a student misses 2 online meetings they will be dropped from summer school.

Credit Recovery: students must complete a minimum of what would be equivalent to 10% each day. If the student is behind for 2 days they will be dropped from summer school (ex. by the end of day 4 the student should have completed at least 40%).

Virtual College Search Summer Series

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2019-2020 PTSA AWARDS

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If you did any volunteering for your favorite CHHS program, please submit your volunteer hours for May 2020 and encourage other volunteers to do the same. PTSA collects the number of volunteer hours, so that GCISD can use them for applying for grants and other uses. This is only parent hours, not student's Community Scholar hours (see CSAP program guidelines on the Counseling website about that). Submit your hours in 2 minutes at this link: Volunteer hours



CSAP is coordinated on behalf of CHHS by the Volunteer Community Service Ambassador Committee with support from the CHHS Counseling Office. The program is designed to encourage all 9th-12th grade CHHS students to serve their community by performing at least 100 hours of approved community service. Students meeting this requirement will be recognized as Community Service Ambassadors upon graduation, and will be eligible to

purchase a special cord for their graduation robes. Full program guidelines for Community Service Ambassador Program, and service hour logs can be found on the CSAP Website.

Make sure to turn your COMPLETED and SIGNED Student Log Form in to the Counseling Office. Students who have served 100+ approved hours are listed on a spreadsheet that can be found in the CHHS Counseling Google Classroom for each specific class.

Students can find the list by searching "Volunteer" or by clicking the "Volunteer";on the left-hand side of the home page. This document does not contain total hours. Contact Christina Howard in the Counseling Office if you need your total number of approved hours. Totals are updated at the end of each month.

Each Class now has a specific email address to which their inquiries regarding CSAP should be sent. This email will be monitored by the Committee Member assigned to serve as liaison for the Class.

Class of 2020:

Liaison-Terrye Byrd-817-846-7384

Class of 2021:

Liaison-Zahra Halai-817-487-0047

Class of 2022:

Liaison-Debra Hurley-817-228-8131

Class of 2023:

Liaison-Tracy Cutrona-214-707-6123

Place service hour logs in the red CSAP box in the counseling office. MAKE A COPY OF YOUR SERVICE HOUR LOG FOR YOUR RECORDS PRIOR SUBMITTING

Parent Resources During Closure

Parents, even in the best of times, parenting can be hard. During stressful times, it can be really hard. Know that there is support out there. These agencies, hotlines and websites are available to support you as parents, always and especially in the midst of the chaos and uncertainty of COVID-19.

GCISD Technology Help Desk

Housing/Food/Financial Assistance

Parenting Resources

Talking about Coronavirus with your child

Teen Crisis Hotlines/Chatline/Textlines

WiFi Resources

If you are having difficulty with issues or concerns, other than those listed above, please click on the link below and complete the form, so we might be able to direct you to the appropriate resource.

Parent Needs Questionnaire

Recursos para padres durante el cierre

Criar hijos no siempre es fácil aun en los mejores momentos y durante tiempos estresantes, puede ser realmente difícil. Queremos que sepan que hay recursos para apoyarlos. En estos tiempos caóticos llenos de incertidumbre a causa de COVID-19, estas agencias, líneas directas y sitios web están disponibles para apoyarlos.

GCISD Technology Help Desk (para apoyo de tecnología)

Housing/Food/Financial Assistance (para asistencia financiera/alimentaria/vivienda)

Parenting Resources (recursos para padres)

Talking about Coronavirus with your child (como hablar con su hijo/a sobre el Coronavirus)

Teen Crisis Hotlines/Chatline/Textlines (intervención de crisis para adolescentes/linea de chat/linea de mensajes de texto)

WiFi Resources (recursos de internet)

Para problemas o dificultades no incluidos en la lista detallada arriba, haga clic en el enlace a continuación y complete el formulario de ayuda, para que les podamos dirigir al recurso apropiado.

Parent Needs Questionnaire/Formulario de ayuda

Curbside Technology Support

Student Device Chargers

GCISD Technology has a limited supply of device chargers available to purchase online. If your student is in need of a charger, please purchase one here. Pickups are Monday or Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chargers must be purchased 24 hours prior to the pickup window. GCISD Technology will email instructions when the order is ready for pickup.

Curbside Technology Support Changing Time and Location

Beginning on Friday, April 3, GCISD is updating the times and location of the emergency repair curbside support service. The curbside service will be available at the GCISD Administration Building located at 3051 Ira E. Woods Avenue, Grapevine, Texas on Fridays and Mondays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To better adhere to social distancing suggestions for volunteers and staff, the location of support has been relocated to the front of the GCISD Administration Building. Please view the new map to ensure you are in the correct location upon arrival.

Just as a reminder, you will need a ticket number and appointment confirmation in order to receive service. GCISD Technology will always communicate this through a Help Desk ticket and email BEFORE you are expected to arrive at the Administration Building. For all other information on curbside support, please visit our website.

Quick Resources:

College & Career Planning Tools & Tips During COVID-19 Closure

Counseling Resources

Coronavirus Page

FAQs Page

Student Meal Service Expanding

AP Exams Information (located on the FAQs Page)

The College Board released a new statement on March 20 that included important information, including:

  • Providing free remote learning resources.
  • Investing in the development of a new at-home testing option.
  • Traditional face-to-face exam administrations will not take place.
  • Some students may want to take the exam sooner rather than later, while the content is still fresh. Other students may want more time to practice. For each AP subject, there will be 2 different testing dates.

Read the full statement and see course-specific information here.

The Challenge


Senior Videos

We want to hear from our seniors! Seniors, we are asking that you please submit a video here that may be used on GCISD social media. Please wear a campus shirt, say your name, what GCISD schools you have attended, your plans for next year, and your favorite memory from your time at GCISD.

Whitney Kongevick's Endowment

If you would like to make a donation in honor of Whitney Kongevick going towards first year teachers, please visit and donate or send donations to Grapevine-Colleyville Education Foundation, P.O. Box 292, Grapevine, TX 76099. Please designate your gift to Whitney's Endowment.

Updates in Special Education

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CHHS Baseball

As our season is on hold, our team spirit is still alive! Please follow Coach McDougal’s Twitter to honor our senior DUDES.

Literacy in the Digital Age

Make sure to check out our newsletter here!
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School Report Card

You will find a copy of the State of Texas 2018–19 School Report Card for Colleyville Heritage High School. This is a report required by the Texas Legislature and prepared by the Texas Education Agency. It is to be sent to the parent or guardian of every child enrolled in a Texas public school. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures.

The information contained in the School Report Card is required by state law and is briefly described in the enclosed “2018–19 School Report Card Definitions.” The report for our school may or may not have all the information described because the information presented depends on whether the school is an elementary, middle, or high school.

State law requires that the School Report Card display information about the state, the district, and the school. Where possible, the information must be reported by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status of the students and must include at least two years of results.

The School Report Cards can be found online at

A more complete report about Colleyville Heritage High School, the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR), is available by contacting my office or can be accessed online at

Please contact me if you have any questions concerning this report card. Thank you for your continued support of Colleyville Heritage High School.


Lance Groppel,

Principal CHHS

Project Graduation Senior Swag Fundraiser

We are selling Class of 2020 Senior Swag and CHHS school spirit items online. All proceeds go to Project Graduation, so please help us raise funds by purchasing these FUN items! You will have MANY opportunities to wear your spirit items throughout senior year! We also have a Mom/Dad Swag and general CHHS spirit shirts/items for parents and students! Click on this Google Form Link to order yours today!

CHHS Text messages with Remind

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Short Fiction Faction

Support CHHS Baseball

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Secondary STEM News

For all STEM Academy updates, please click here.


All volunteers at CHHS (and for any GCISD school) must read the Volunteer Handbook and complete the CHHS Volunteer Verification form. You must also complete the GCISD Background check. All volunteers are required to reapply each year using this link.

Panther Applause

Make sure to check out the latest Panther Applause full of #CHPantherPride!

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