21 years of Pride at Colleyville Heritage High School
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
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
Friday, September 1st, CHHS Panthers vs. Aledo @ Aledo Bearcat Stadium at 7:30pm. Come out and show your Panther PRIDE!
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.
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!
2018 Senior Yearbook Pictures
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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.
CHHS Theatre Dinner & Kickoff
Thursday, Sep. 7th, 6:30pm
5401 Heritage Avenue
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.
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.
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
CHHS Open House
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.
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 email@example.com
Students Leveling Down in classes
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Local businesses and community membership are also eligible and encouraged to join DECA and help support Collevyille Heritage DECA club!
Support the CHHS Pantherettes
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 email@example.com or go to chhsptsa.org.
AP TEACHER MEET & GREET
Thursday, Sep. 21st, 6:30pm
5401 Heritage Avenue
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.