Panther Pause

21 years of Pride at Colleyville Heritage High School

9.1.17

Panthers,


It has been amazing this week to see how so many people were willing to pitch in to help those suffering in Southeast Texas. Having spent three years prior to coming to CHHS in Southeast Texas, this really hit home to me and the many people that I am very close to. I know we all have people we know and care about that have been affected by Harvey, and it is now more than ever that we must ensure that we are paying it forward by taking care of those in need. We will be organizing some donation opportunities in the upcoming days, so please stay tuned to know how you can help.


As for CHHS, it has been a great week! Everyone has started to settle in and "get into the groove" of school. Our classes are full of students and teachers working together to create learning experiences that meet the needs of our students. It has been fun this week watching our students that have been working so hard since August 1st in their extra-curricular programs get the opportunity to showcase their hard work. On Tuesday night, I had the opportunity to watch our state ranked volleyball team bring home a victory; they have already won TWENTY games this season. Tonight in Aledo, there will be a great opportunity to see so many of our students demonstrate their PRIDE for our school and their different programs. If you do not currently have plans to attend, I would strongly encourage you to make the trip to Aledo to watch our students; they will truly amaze you. It is such a GREAT time to be a Panther!! Have a GREAT labor day weekend and GO PANTHERS!!


Dr. Lance Groppel

CHHS Principal

#CHPantherPride

Student Voice

Define what PRIDE at CHHS means to you.


I define 'Panther Pride' at CHHS as the joy from being part of our environment. In taking pride for something comes the responsibility to positively represent that in the classroom, on the field, on the court, and in our day to day lives outside of school. Having pride at Colleyville Heritage to me means to have gratification and fulfillment in our success AND our failure, and working everyday to make it a place others will take pride in, too.


- Abby Davis

CHHS Football Tickets

Make sure to purchase your CHHS Football game tickets by clicking here. There will be no football tickets sales during school at CHHS. You can purchase your football tickets using the provided link above or at the gate using a credit card or cash.

Panther Football

Friday, September 1st, CHHS Panthers vs. Aledo @ Aledo Bearcat Stadium at 7:30pm. Come out and show your Panther PRIDE!


Please go to the CHHS Panther Football website for all updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter @PantherFBBost, or Instagram! #PantherOn


Football player Game Day Meal Plans: If you have not made your son's selection for game day meals, go into the website and complete ASAP to ensure accurate meals are delivered to players, and that each player receives a meal pregame. TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!


Football Parent Volunteers Needed:

Football parent volunteers are needed - please sign up here! Sign up to support our players and coaches. Varsity Brotherhood meal schedule volunteers needed here. Varsity Tailgate volunteers needed here. Varsity (Away side) Concession Stand needs are here.

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Panther Volleyball

The Lady Panther Volleyball program begins district play Friday, September 8th at Carter Riverside! Freshmen and JV play at 5:30 and Varsity plays immediately after. Please come support your Lady Panthers!

Class Pride Shirts

Today is the last day to purchase your class shirt! Make sure to build CHHS PRIDE by purchasing a class shirt! All shirts can be ordered by clicking here, and then your student's shirt will be delivered to them by the end of September while in class. All proceeds go towards your overall cost for prom, and the deadline to order is Friday, September 1st!

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Panther Baseball

Baseball will be selling stadium chairs at most CHHS home football games! Support your CHHS Baseball!
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2018 Senior Yearbook Pictures

If your student did not get his/her senior picture taken over the summer on one of the eight days provided, you only have three opportunities left: September 9, 16, and 23. Please click here to reserve your free yearbook sitting so that you are included in the 2018 CHHS Yearbook.

JOIN AP BOOSTER CLUB

All CHHS parents are invited and encouraged to join AP Booster Club (APBC), the booster club for academics at CHHS. Go to this link to pay the $25 dues online. Those dues go to support APBC’s activities, including supporting CHHS AP teachers and students during exam weeks; programs about academic and college planning; college testing prep courses on campus; and senior and teacher scholarships. APBC is also looking for volunteers to help with this year’s events.


Contact Cheryl Helms at cheryl.teamhelms@gmail.com for more information.

SUPPORT CHHS BAND

Park Lane Jewelry is selling this beautiful bracelet called Paws. The perfect gift for your favorite Panther! Shop from the link below and 50% of the proceeds benefits band boosters.


https://parklanejewelry.com/store

Support Panteras

Purchase a discount card for $10 from a Pantera! Listed on the back of the card are the restaurants and businesses included along with many more. It's good for one year and also includes a discount to the Pantera Spring Fling!
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SENIORS 2018

CHHS PTSA has set up a 2018 Senior site using Shutterfly found here. PTSA will post news, events and reminders there; collect pics for a slideshow; and post info on all things relating to Seniors 2018! Join now by clicking on the link above to request access. Please share with your friends and neighbors! This is a closed, private site for senior parents only, and will give you access to tons of upcoming information for the year. Please send your student's name for verification. We are looking forward to a great senior year!

SUMMER VOLUNTEER HOURS

If you did any volunteering for your favorite CHHS program this summer, please submit your volunteer hours for June, July and August 2017 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 students’ Community Scholar hours (see CSAP program guidelines on the Counseling website about that). Submit your hours in 2 minutes at this link.

Yearbook Picture Day

Yearbook Picture Day for all 9-11 graders are during their English class on September 6 or September 7.


All students will receive a Picture Day ordering form in their English class. All students should bring their completed form (with payment enclosed) on Picture Day. Parents can also pre-pay online by using the link and passcode below. If they choose to pre-pay, the student must bring their printed receipt on photo day as proof of payment and order confirmation.

Link: shop.legacystudios.com
Passcode: 7022F18A

CHHS Theatre Dinner & Kickoff

Thursday, Sep. 7th, 6:30pm

5401 Heritage Avenue

Colleyville, TX

Parent Spaghetti Dinner & Kickoff

Sept 7th at 6:30pm Panther Den

Meeting starts at 7:00 followed by NYC meeting at 7:45

Theatre Booster Club

When are the performances? What is ITS? How do I become a Theatre Booster? How late does my kid stay at school for rehearsals?


These questions and more will be answered Thursday, September 7th at 6:30pm in the CHHS Panther Den. The kickoff meeting includes a complimentary Spaghetti Dinner sponsored by the CHHS Theatre Booster Club. Details on the New York City trip immediately following. RSVP by clicking here.

Go Center

Texas Tech will be in the Go Center on Thursday, September 7th during all lunches John Brown University will be at CHHS on Friday, September 8th.

**Don't forget to check out the wall in the Go Center each week to see which colleges are visiting.


Seniors:

Have you submitted your college applications yet? The Go Center is available for appointments to assist you with your college process or answer any questions you might have. We are available before and after school, during lunch and during your senior releases. In addition, scholarship opportunities are being updated in the GCISD website and will also be posted on the Go Center Scholarship wall.

Support CHHS Panther Choirs

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CHHS Open House

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PITCH IN FOR PANTHERS at OPEN HOUSE Sept. 11

CHHS will host its Open House from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11. Parents will have the chance to visit the classroom of each of their students’ teachers. While you are walking your student’s schedule, take a minute to stop by the PTSA Membership table by the front door and join for the year for only $10. PTSA will have school maps to hand out. (Seniors must join CHHS PTSA by October to be eligible to apply for PTSA scholarships.) Everyone who joins PTSA at the Open House table will receive a Chick-Fil-A gift card, so stop by!


You can also make a donation to our “Pitch in for Panthers” fundraising campaign — PTSA's only fundraiser each year. PTSA uses Pitch in for Panthers’ funds to pay for school improvements, staff appreciation events and all the other programs that PTSA offers each year. Watch for students in the hallways with buckets who will also take your Pitch in for Panthers donation if you don’t have time to stop by the PTSA table.


PTSA needs student volunteers to work during Open House and hold the buckets in the hallway for parents to drop donations in. You can get up to 3 hours of volunteer credit. Sign up with a friend and you’ll be paired with them. Sign up at this link.


For more information, email PTSA’s Ways & Means chair at vpwaysandmeans@chhsptsa.org. You can also donate to and join PTSA online using the PayPal link at http://www.chhsptsa.org.

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JOIN PTSA — CHHS’s BOOSTER CLUB

Don’t forget to join PTSA for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. Remember, 2018 seniors must join CHHS PTSA by October to be eligible to apply for PTSA scholarships in spring 2018. CHHS PTSA is the booster club for all CHHS students, teachers and parents! Look for sign-up tables at CHHS’s Open House, Monday, Sept. 11. Or sign up at this link: http://www.chhsptsa.org/ Questions? Email Daneye Quigley at vpmembership@chhsptsa.org

Students Leveling Down in classes

Leveling Down: Within the first semester, students are allowed to level down to Pre-AP or on-level courses at the end of the 4-week point (pending availability). The level down window is September 11th-13th. Students can find the Google Form at the top of the counseling website beginning on Monday the 11th at 8 a.m. Consultation with parents and teachers and 3 week grades should be used to help make informed decisions. The form will be taken down at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13th. As changes are made, students will receive their new schedules.

SENIORS: JOIN PTSA TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

Don’t forget to join PTSA for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. Remember that 2018 seniors must join CHHS PTSA by October to be eligible to apply for PTSA scholarships in spring 2018. CHHS PTSA is the booster club for all CHHS students, teachers, and parents! Look for sign-up tables at Open House in September. Or sign up at this link.


Questions? Email Daneye Quigley at vpmembership@chhsptsa.org

GCISD App

The GCISD App is now live! Click here to get all of the most up-to-date information from your phone!

DIVERSITY, REFLECTIONS CHAIRS NEEDED

CHHS PTSA is looking for a couple of good parents who would like to join the PTSA Exec Board and help improve CHHS in the process. The two open positions are listed below. If you would like more information, email Rosalinda Lam at president@chhsptsa.org.

  • Diversity Chair: attend district-wide meetings — about one per quarter — with other Diversity Awareness Committee and report back to the CHHS PTSA Exec Board about the district’s initiatives.
  • Reflections Chair: work with CHHS art teachers to encourage participation in the State PTA’s Reflections annual art contest; collect the entries and submit them to district competition in late fall.

Join DECA today!

DECA is a nonprofit education association that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality management in high schools and colleges around the globe, and is available to any student 9th - 12th grade enrolled at Colleyville Heritage High School.


Why Join DECA?

  • DECA is a nationally recognized association and membership looks great on college applications and resumes.
  • You can network and make friends with members at CHHS, around Texas, and throughout the U.S.
  • Membership will provide you with the following:
    • Leadership development and achievement
    • Scholarship and prize opportunities
    • Career development and preparation
    • Community service experiences
    • Challenging competitive events
    • Networking opportunities
    • Participation in social activities designed for CHHS members
    • Travel/field trip opportunities


How to Join?

See Ms. Neal in room F155 for membership forms. You may email with any questions: stephanie.neal@gcisd.net. Local businesses and community membership are also eligible and encouraged to join DECA and help support Collevyille Heritage DECA club!

Support the CHHS Pantherettes

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Support the CHHS Panteras

The CHHS Panteras are having a restaurant fundraiser at the Black Walnut Cafe in Colleyville on Tuesday September 19th. 15% of all proceeds will go to the Panteras!

SECRETS TO SPEND LESS FOR COLLEGE

The GCISD community is invited to attend CHHS PTSA’s first parent education program of the year at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 in the CHHS Lecture Hall. After a brief PTSA General Meeting, the hour-long program will offer parents lots of great, free advice about how to spend less to send your students to college, whether you make $70,000 or $700,000 a year. The program is most useful to parents of freshmen, sophomores and juniors. For more information, email Debra Hurley at debra_hurley@sbcglobal.net or go to chhsptsa.org.

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AP TEACHER MEET & GREET

Thursday, Sep. 21st, 6:30pm

5401 Heritage Avenue

Colleyville, TX

CHHS parents are invited to attend the AP Booster Club’s first program of year, an AP Teacher Meet & Greet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 in CHHS Library. Come find out what you need to know to help your students have a successful academic year in their AP and PreAP classes. AP teachers will take questions from the audience. Email Robyn Schmidt at krkcschmidt@gmail.com for more information.

2018 CHHS Yearbook

Please make sure to purchase your yearbook at the lowest price all year! Click here to buy the 2018 CHHS Yearbook.

Junior Pantera Dance Clinic

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CHHS Homecoming Dance

The annual CHHS Homecoming Dance is on Saturday, September 30th in Gym 1 from 7-10pm. All grades are welcome, and the attire is "dress to impress". Make sure to follow the CHHS PALS on Twitter @CHHS_PALS for more upcoming information.
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2018 Senior Ad in the yearbook

It's time to buy your 2018 Senior Ad for the 2017-2018 CHHS Yearbook! Please click here for more information. You can easily purchase your Senior Ad now at the cheapest price before Friday, November 17th, and then submit all of your information and pictures by the final deadline on January 19th.

CHHS Twitter

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @CHPantherPride for all of the most recent day-to-day CHHS information!

VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECK

All volunteers at CHHS (and for any GCISD school) must complete the following Volunteer Background Authorization form online. All volunteers are required to reapply each year at this link. Click on Volunteer Handbook and complete this training for each school you will be volunteering at and also download the Application form to complete the Background Check:

Student Insurance Plans

GCISD has made available a supplemental accident insurance policy through Student Insurance Plans. Please click here for more information on Student Insurance Plans.

Free and Reduced Application

In accordance with program guidelines, the Free and Reduced application will be available online as part of skyward registration. When registering for the 2017-2018 school year, parents or guardians should complete the Free and Reduced application. For your convenience, the application may also be filled out anytime electronically by clicking here. If you do not have access to a computer, your campus will have one available for you to complete the online application. For those parents that still would like to complete a paper application, copies will be available at campus front offices or the Nutrition Services office. If you have any questions, please call 817-251-5617 or email athel.micka@gcisd.net

Counselor Connections

Please visit the counseling website by clicking here. You can find everything from transcript requests to our monthly newsletter to GPA/quartile cutoffs and much more!

Panther Applause

Make sure to be on the lookout for all the of the #CHPantherPride in the Panther Applause coming on Monday morning!

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.