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Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence

4.29.16

Dear Parents,


Early voting is now through May 3rd with Election Day being on May 7th.


Exercise your constitutional right and make your voice heard. Early voting is underway now through Tuesday, May 3 in the GCISD Bond Election. You can vote at any early voting location in Tarrant County following this link http://gcisdbond2016.com/assets/sched_16_may_.pdf, including the following in GCISD:

  • Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Administration Building

  • Grapevine Elementary School

  • Colleyville City Hall

  • The REC of Grapevine

  • Euless Public Library


If you have any questions about the process, or the bond proposal, please visit www.gcisdbond2016.com.


Have a great weekend!


Panther Pride,

Conrad Streeter

CHHS Principal

#CHPantherPride

student voice

At CHHS this week, there has been a ShelterBox tent located in the Panther Den...can you better explain what that is and how it can better benefit communities in need?


That tent is a part of a ShelterBox kit. We've had it up this week to raise awareness for the organization because although it is an incredible organization, it is unfortunately not very well known, and all funds are raised through donations. What ShelterBox does is it sends out first responders, all of which are volunteers (there are only 9 staff members total), to assess what is needed in a disaster area. Once the need has been determined (this occurs rapidly), ShelterBox sends out customized kits to the area. These kits include a tent, which can withstand 70 mph winds and 6 inches of water and generally hosts an entire family, a water filtration system, a solar powered light, a wood-burning stove, tools, and other items one needs to survive. These kits are not one-size-fits-all; supplies such as mosquito netting or emergency blankets are added depending on the situation. An activity kit is also included for children that have fallen victim to disasters. These greatly benefit the communities because even though the first aide need is usually met by other organizations, these people still need a place to live and a means of continuing their life once first responders leave, which ShelterBox provides. Once the initial need has been met, ShelterBox sends a 'school in a box' which contain school supplies to help begin reinitiating the schools in places that no longer have them. Often times these accommodations are better than what the people had before, so there are many people in Haiti and other places that are known to still be living in these tents. Also, ShelterBox supplies the victims with the tents personally and gives them deeds of ownership so that the government cannot come back later and take away these tents. Another one of my favorite things about ShelterBox is that over 95% of donations go directly to help those in need, and not going into anyone's pockets - so this organization is truly aiming to better the lives of natural disaster and crisis victims.


- Lexi Fantz

GCISD BOND 2016

On February 18, GCISD Trustees voted to call a $248.975 million bond election for Saturday, May 7, 2016. Early voting is April 25- May 3. GCISD residents age 18 and up can register to vote through April 7. Detailed information on the bond proposal can be found at GCISDBond2016.com.

Lady Panther Softball

Softball: Congratulations to JV Black for their 10-0 defeat over Richland last Friday! Congratulations to Varsity for winning 10-5 over Richland and securing 3rd place in the playoffs!! Please come support your Lady Panthers in the following playoff games:


G1: Thursday 4/28 @ Midlothian 7:30 - field is at Frank Seale Middle School

700 George Hopper Rd. Midlothian, TX 76065

G2: Friday 4/29 @ CHHS 7:30

G3(if needed): Saturday 4/30 @ CHHS 7:30

Panther Baseball

1) CHHS Baseball players are still selling Ranger Tickets. Prices are reduced up to 33% from gate prices. All games are available except opening day. Please see a player if you want to purchase.


2) Fuzzy's Taco Shop, 2030 Glade Rd, Grapevine....Visit Fuzzy's after any CHHS Home game in April, mention CHHS, and 10% of your total ticket will be donated back to CHHS Baseball.


Freshmen:

4/30/16: 10am @ Richland HS


JV Red:

4/30/16: 12:30pm @ Richland HS


JV Black:

4/30/16: 11am @ Keller HS


Varsity:

4/29/16: 7pm vs. Richland (HOME). This is also SENIOR NIGHT!

Come out and cheer on your Panthers as they work for playoffs!!


**Check the CHHS Baseball website for any schedule updates/changes.

CHHS Girls Track and Field

Regan Blaies will compete in high jump at the 6A Region I Track Meet this Friday and Saturday at UTA. Good luck, Regan!


Follow us on Twitter @CHPantherTrack

JAZZ CHOIR CONCERT APRIL 29

The CHHS community is cordially invited to attend the Panther Choir’s 2016 “Sing!’ Jazz Choir Show, at 7 p.m. thisFriday, April 29 in CHHS Auditorium, featuring two jazz choirs — Ovation and Di Voce. Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door. Advance tickets are available at chhspantherchoir.org or in the choir office.

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2016 CHHS Advanced Placement Exam Schedule

Students should report for their exams by 7:30 am for a morning exam and 11:30 am for an afternoon exam. Students must bring a picture ID with them in order to take the test. If there are any questions about AP testing, please contact Mrs. Woodworth, assistant principal, at Karen.woodworth@gcisd.net

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STAAR Exams Next Week

Next week your student will be taking the STAAR exams for Algebra 1 (5/3), Biology (5/4) and US History (5/4). Students will report to their assigned testing room on the day of testing. These EOC exams are 4 hours long. The bell schedule for our testing days is attached. There will not be a shuttle to GHS on these two days. Students will check in at the attendance office for their class. Since these EOC exams are 4 hours in length we do not anticipate any delays in our schedule for these days.
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CHIC BOUTIQUE HAS GREAT DRESSES!

Chic Boutique affords GCISD girls who might not otherwise get to have the experience of finding the perfect prom or banquet dress with accessories, at no cost. The Chic Boutique is located south of the GCISD admin building in a private portable building. The boutique is currently in need of gently-used party and evening dresses in all sizes, as well as shoes and accessories (jewelry, evening purses, gloves). If you have any items to donate, you may drop them off at the front desk of the administration building, or text Jennifer Schumacher at 214-354-9443 or 817-821-8243 to make arrangements for picking up your items. We are also in need of volunteers to assist the girls and their families. Please sign-up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4DA5A82BA20-20161

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CHHS PTSA MEMBER AWARDS

Want to honor a PTSA member for an outstanding job? Someone who’s gone above and beyond to support our students and staff? Nominations for Friend of Children, Honorary Texas Life Membership, and Extended Service Award nominations for an individual with a brief summary of their contributions can be sent to atlaura.jackson@gcisd.net. The last day to send a nomination is TODAY April 29.

TEACHER SNACKS FOR STAAR & AP EXAMS

Please help CHHS PTSA to stock a "High Protein, Get-You-Thru-the-Week Snack Bar" for teachers from Monday-Friday, May 2-6. These are busy days for teachers, too, and often staff has a shortened lunch period or no lunch period at all. Please drop off donations in the Teacher's Lounge the morning of Monday, May 2 OR at the home of Barbara Gradke (1815 Rolling Ridge Dr., Grapevine) in the metal basket on the porch. If you drop your donation at the Gradkes' house, you can leave them at any time prior to May 2. Contact barbaragradke@me.com or 817-416-7382 with questions. Please sign up at this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e4ba9ac28a75-staff1/4887492.

Class Council 2017 Fundraiser

Hey Hungry People! Come out and support 2017 Class Council EVERY Thursday during the month of April at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop off Glade and 121! Say the phrase: “I’m with the CHHS fundraiser” at the counter when you check out to have a portion of your meal’s proceeds go toward 2017’s prom! See you there!

2016 ColleyVolley

CHHS Volleyball is hosting our 2016 ColleyVolley grass tournament fundraiser on Saturday, April 30 at the school. Players will have flyers to distribute including all the information soon. Registration is $20 and includes a t-shirt. Come join us for a great day of fun in the sun! If you have any questions. please email colleyvolley@gmail.com. Go Panthers!

Panoramic Senior Class 2016 Picture

The Senior Class of 2016 had a senior panoramic picture taken last week. If you would like to view the picture and purchase one for $15, please go to photos.legacystudios.com and enter password 7022M161. It looks awesome!

ACER DRIVER ED ONLINE

Need your kid to take Driver’s Ed this summer or next fall? Sign-up for Acer Online Driver Ed for your student with this coupon and Acer will make a donation to CHHS PTSA!

Senior Graduation Letters

We’re bringing back the tradition of senior letters at graduation! This is when parents provide meaningful letters for their student to read before the graduation ceremony. The due date is May 1st, however we encourage you to turn in your letter as soon as possible to avoid forgetting during the busyness that May brings. Please turn in your letter in an envelope with your student’s name on the front to Ms. Buttell in the counseling office OR email it to your student’s counselor. This is a great opportunity to acknowledge your child’s accomplishments and provide encouragement in his/her next steps.

Kendra Scott Fundraiser

Looking for an elegant yet affordable gift for Mother’s Day? Need something special to celebrate the graduation of a hardworking and deserving daughter, friend, niece, or girlfriend? Well, Junior Class Council has JUST the gift for you!


You are cordially invited to the KENDRA GIVES BACK PARTY on Monday, May 2 at the Southlake Town Square from 5-7 PM. Snacks will be provided and 20% of your purchase will be donated to the 2017 Prom.

Teacher Appreciation Day

Please go and enjoy a free chicken sandwich at the participating Chick-fil-A in Euless on Glade.
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Canned Food Drive

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Senior Awards Ceremony

The annual Senior Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 25th, at 6:30 p.m. in the CHHS auditorium to recognize all students being offered scholarships or awards. All students being recognized will be emailed an invitation prior to the ceremony.


Wednesday, May 4th, is the deadline to enter all award information in the Google form so your student can be included in the program. Please submit all offered awards and scholarships here for your student to be included. The form can also be found on the CHHS main webpage as well as the counseling webpage.


Please contact your student's counselor if you have any questions.

Have a great day!

GCISD Gymnastics 2016-2017 Tryout Information

Contact: Head Coach Christine Whitten Christine.whitten@gcisd.net


Where: Top Flight Gymnastics - 2100 Crooked Lane Southlake TX 76092

When: Friday, May 6th at 6:30 a.m.

Dress Code:
girls – leotard and spandex shorts (make sure to bring grips, braces, etc.)
boys – athletic shorts and a t-shirt

Required Information:
1. You must have a current physical on file
2. A copy of your 3rd nine weeks report card


**Whether you are a returning gymnast or new to the program, tryouts are mandatory for a spot on the team.

Community Scholar Ambassador Program

The list of senior students who have completed 100+ hours of approved community service as of March 31, 2016 is posted on the Community Service bulletin board in the Panther Den. Academic requirements for the program are being verified by counselors. The final list of Community Scholar Ambassadors and Community Ambassadors will be posted mid May.


Community Scholar Ambassadors will have an opportunity to purchase cords for $15 during Senior Checkout.

Seniors with questions regarding their service hours may contact Cecilia Benvegnu at 817-354-9170.

The deadline for freshmen, sophomores and juniors to submit service hours is June 2 at 4:00 p.m.

2018 Class Council Whataburger Night

Want to help out a good cause AND raise money for your Prom? Or are you just really hungry? If so, we've got good news for you! The 2018 Class Council is hosting a Whataburger Night on Thursday, May 19th from 5 - 8 pm. Come to the Whataburger off Highway 121 and Glade Road and bring a friend! The first 10 people will win a prize! See you there!

CHHS PTSA WANTS YOU!

CHHS PTSA invites you to get involved for the 2016-2017 school year. We have openings for Chair positions including Staff Appreciation Co-Chairs (2 major, 2 minor events during the year); GCISD Council of PTAs Delegate (opportunity to hear from superintendent monthly); and 3 Chair positions that are a good fit for parents who work full-time: Grateful Dads (greeting students early Friday mornings); and Destination Imagination (coordinate between teams and district). Need more information? Email Robyn Schmidt at krkcschmidt@gmail.com.


You can also indicate your interests on the CHHS PTSA Volunteer Interest Form link at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13do34FVx8RdzckBj4M0fpSZyLT_b61Ho0rqWe4TP0Ec/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link

VOLUNTEER FOR MAIN STREET DAYS!

Parents and students are invited to volunteer taking tickets at the main gate during Main Street Days May 20-22.Students can receive volunteer hours for all shifts. For every hour that students and adults work, the city of Grapevine donates an hourly wage to PTSA, so you’ll earn volunteer hours and free money for PTSA!


For shifts and availability, please click on the link below and use the password for access. Here is the link: http://grapevinecvb.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=12594 Password: gate8

CHHS Panther Cheer Sponsorship!

Do you have a business that could benefit from being a CHHS Cheer Sponsor? We have several packages to choose from, starting as low as $100!


Our cheerleaders work hard throughout the year to support all of our athletic programs, faculty and the community - won't you help us by sponsoring our girls! The deadline is Tuesday, May 31st.


If you have any questions or would like to be a 2016-17 Sponsor, please contact:

Amra Mason - amramason@gmail.com or

Susan Baum - susanbaum5@yahoo.com


Thank you!

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Senior 2017 Yearbook Pictures

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Click here to schedule your Class of 2017 Senior Yearbook Picture. Please know that this will be the only available dates and times. If you do not get your senior picture taken, you will not be in the yearbook.

SENIORS: JOIN OFFICIAL WEBSITE

34 Days until Graduation!!! Stay informed on Senior events throughout the year on the official CHHS website for Class of 2016. Lots of events are happening! 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

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:

Feb. 6 & 20

Mar. 5

Apr. 9 & 30

May 21

PREP Program

If your student is in need of tutoring, seat time or community service hours, check out PREP. Late bus drop off locations - 360/Mid-Cities, GMS and Grapevine Mills Mall


Tutoring Schedule

Monday - Math, English, Biology, Chemistry, Social Studies

Tuesday - Math, Chemistry,

Wednesday - Math, Chemistry, Spanish

Thursday - Math, Chemistry, Physics

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

Be sure to like or 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 #CHPantherPride 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.