Panther Pause

26 years of Pride at Colleyville Heritage High School

1.7.22

Happy New Year, I hope that everyone enjoyed their holiday break. It was great to have all our students back on Wednesday. There was energy in the building and in the classrooms that was contagious. Please take a few minutes to review our “Watch your 1’s video” as this will be introduced during the second semester as a way to communicate with our gradebook.


In addition, on Monday, January 17, CHHS and GCISD will be participating in the MLK Day of Service. Please see the information below. Please note that items donated to CHHS will first stock the Panther Pantry, with overflow items being donated to GRACE. Items needed for the Panther Pantry are individually-wrapped snack items and toiletry items. Some examples are granola bars, cereal bars, cheese crackers, fruit cups, fruit snacks, pop tarts, other teen-friendly foods, shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, floss, toothbrushes, feminine products, and laundry detergent.


CHHS PRIDE,

Mr. Denning

Highlights from GCISD:

MLK Day of Service

Campuses across GCISD are coming together this January to support local families through donations to GRACE and the CHHS Panther Pantry. The entire community can participate in this endeavor by donating various items (listed below) to campuses from January 5-14. Donations can also be brought to drive-thru events at GHS and CHHS on Monday, January 17, in honor of the MLK Day of Service. Those locations will accept donations between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. For more information, visit our website.

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Highlights from counseling:

Dual Credit 2022-2023

Current Sophomores and Juniors interested in taking Dual Credit for next year MUST attend an information meeting at CHHS on January 10th at 6:45pm or GHS on January 19th in the Auditorium. Students can earn high school and college credits in English, US history, math, government, economics, speech, art history and/or psychology.

Save the Date: Panther Showcase

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Future Planning Hour

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SENIOR SPOTLIGHT - Rami Helou

This week’s Project Graduation Senior Spotlight is Rami Helou. Rami is on the CHHS Varsity Soccer Team. He is also in Leadership, Pep Boys, Student Council. He plans to attend a University where he can pursue a degree in Sports Medicine. His favorite bible verse is "With God All Things are Possible." Matthew 19:26.


Rami looks forward to attending Project Graduation. With so many deaths on graduation night this would give his family a peace of mind knowing that he will be safe and still enjoy time with some life long friends.


We are looking for students to help us promote CHHS Project Graduation! Being involved will also promote your sport, club or organization! If you are interested, we will coordinate with you to determine which date you will be featured as our Senior Spotlight Student. Only a certain number of applicants will be accepted so apply quickly to get a spot. Please fill out the following Google Form or contact Rhonda Byers if you are interested in being featured in the Senior Spotlight.

Panther Sports:

Lady Panther Soccer

Your Lady Panthers are excited to start our 2022 soccer season!


Our first competition is the annual Allison Horn Memorial Showcase hosted by The CHHS Lady Panthers. Please come out to support our varsity team on Thursday, Jan 13th at 1:00 pm and at 5:00 pm, and Saturday Jan 15th at 9:00 am and at 1:00 pm. All games will be at the CHHS Soccer Field.


Allison had a standout soccer career at CHHS from 1999-2003 earning numerous individual and team awards including a state championship. Upon graduation she received multiple scholarship offers and chose to play soccer at Texas Tech. Sadly, during spring break of her freshman year of college she was killed by a drunk driver. Allison's parents, Pat and Debbie attend the tournament every year to celebrate the memory of their daughter with us and to encourage the current players. They are attending the game on Thursday this year and would love for everyone to come and say hello.


For more information on the showcase and Allison Horn, please click here.

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Panther Tennis

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Upcoming Dates to Remember:

Watch Your 1s

Panthers,


We are excited to welcome back students for the spring semester of classes. As we begin this semester, we want to make you aware of a change you might notice in your student’s grades. We are implementing our ‘Watch Your 1s” gradebook system this semester. Below are the details about this change-


Watch Your 1s.


If you see a “0” in the gradebook, this grade stands, and no additional opportunities will be available for a student to complete and turn in this work.


If you see a “1” in the gradebook, this grade is still available for submission but has not been submitted by the student at this point.


If you see “NC” in the gradebook, this grade is not counted in the gradebook and is not needed for submission.


Our goal in implementing this policy is to improve communication between teachers, students, and parents. Implementing this change will reflect the most current student average in a class.


Thank you again for all you do to support the Panther community.


Respectfully,


David Denning

Interim Principal

Colleyville Heritage High School

CHHS - Watch Your 1's

Come and learn about CTE and Fine arts electives

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FAFSA Deadline

Seniors, the FAFSA priority deadline is January 15th. Come by the Go Center for an information sheet to help you complete your FAFSA & let your counselor know it has been completed.

Order your CHHS Yearbook - FINAL DEADLINE

Make sure to order your CHHS Yearbook! You can now order your 2021-2022 CHHS Yearbook by going to www.jostens.com. Make sure to order it now before the FINAL DEADLINE on Friday, January 28.

SENIOR ad in the CHHS YEARBOOK - FINAL DEADLINE

You can pay and create your Senior Ad TODAY! Senior ads in the yearbook are a great way for parents, families and friends to commemorate student achievements and important milestones. To purchase and create your ad, follow the instructions found here. Jostens is managing your school's yearbook ad sales so please do not contact or send materials to the school. All ads must be paid for and submitted online before the FINAL DEADLINE on Friday, January 28. Senior ads are for seniors only.

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Volunteers Needed

The City of Grapevine is looking for volunteers for the city's Father-Daughter Event. See the link below if you are interested in volunteering.


Daddy Daughter Dance

Grapevine Parks and Recreation is hosting the annual Daddy Daughter Dance. We hope you'll join us as a volunteer for this fun and exciting event. Volunteers, ages 14 and older are needed for lots of fun glow-party themed activities, crafts, photo-booth, and dancing, etc...

OPPORTUNITY DATE: Friday, January 28 & Saturday, January 29

TIME: varies

LOCATION: 1520 West Wall Street

REGISTRATION: https://gograpevine.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=59564

SAT School Day Date Changed

GCISD will be offering all juniors the opportunity to take the SAT on campus on Wednesday, March 2nd. This is a change from the originally scheduled date of March 23rd. GCISD will automatically register all juniors for the test.


Any senior that has not previously taken the SAT at his/her GCISD campus is also eligible to test. Eligible seniors who are interested in testing need to contact our SAT testing coordinator, Kelli Mann (kelli.mann@gcisd.net).

CHHS Community Service Ambassador Program

CHHS Panthers, do you volunteer in the community? The CHHS Community Service Ambassador Program encourages students to volunteer at local non-profit agencies each year. Hours volunteered are logged and students who volunteer the minimum hours needed can be honored their senior year at graduation. All students are encouraged to turn in their logged hours monthly and at the end of each semester. All hours volunteered during the school year must be turned in by the end of each school year to be counted. Information about the program can be found here.


For class or specific student questions, email the class address below.

chhsambassadors2022@gmail.com

chhsambassadors2023@gmail.com

chhsambassadors2024@gmail.com

chhsambassadors2025@gmail.com

CHHS Panther Theatre upcoming attractions

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GCISD College Visits

This year we will be hosting college, military and job reps back in the Go Center! They will be hosted at the Go Center counter during lunches. The calendars, where you can see who is visiting each day, can be found on the Go Center website as pictured.

Senior Yard Signs and Spirit Items

The Project Graduation's Swag Shop is NOW OPEN: www.chhsprojectgraduation.company.site. Pre-Order your yard sign, license plate cover, and t-shirts through Thursday December 2nd for arrival before the Winter Break. Orders received after December 2nd will arrive after the Winter Break. T-shirt options include designs for Mom, Dad, Seniors, and the Panther community!


Project Graduation would like to congratulate Senior Reagan Brown. Reagan submitted an original design that was selected for the Project Graduation Senior T-Shirt. A special thank you to Reagan for taking the time to support her senior class and Project Graduation.


For more information about Project Graduation and how you can help, visit: www.chpanthersprojectgrad.org.

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PARENT VOLUNTEER HOURS

Do you volunteer for your favorite CHHS program? Please submit your volunteer hours 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: Volunteer hours

CHHS Senior Prom 2022

For more information about prom, please click here.
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Ongoing Important Information:

You've Been Pawed

Help raise funds for Project Graduation and nominate a friend to receive a yard full of Panther Paws! Visit the You've Been Pawed website for program details. For questions or to "Paw" someone, contact Barbara Fleet at bfleet71@gmail.com.

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Support CHHS Project Graduation

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BUY A STADIUM BAG TO KEEP WARM

PREPARE FOR THE COOLER TEMPERATURES WITH A STADIUM BAG

  • This will keep you warm whatever outdoor sport you are watching!
  • Easy to store and carry, zipper closure
  • Help support the tennis team when you purchase
  • Bags can be customized to your child's sport, baseball, soccer, football, tennis
  • $85/bag


Contact Shannon @ Shannon510@me.com to order your bag today.

  • Orders take roughly 3 weeks to customize, don't delay
  • More information found here

Support Project Graduation

Project Graduation is an all-night lock-in party designed to keep our seniors off the roads on graduation night and provide a safe, drug-free and alcohol-free celebration. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.


The Project Graduation Committee is open to Parents from the Classes of 2022, 2023, 2024, and 2025 and needs the support of underclassmen parents in order to keep this CHHS tradition alive. Students may also volunteer to earn service hours. Volunteer on our website or contact chpanthersprojectgrad@gmail.com.

Support CHHS PTSA

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Ordering school pictures

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CHHS 21-22 Student Planners

We are 6-weeks into the school year and hope that your students are all reaching their academic and extracurricular goals! In case they could use a little help with organization and keeping track of all that their classes and extracurriculars require, we have a resource that could be very useful for them!


We have CHHS 21-22 Student Planners for $5 and they include the bell schedule, our nine-week planning calendars, monthly planning calendars, AND weekly planning calendars! Students can see Mrs. Byers in the front office to purchase one.

Support CHHS PTSA

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Earn your Champion Cord for Graduation!

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CHHS PREP Services ‘21-’22

Sign Up Today Class of 2022 Parents and Students

With Class of 22 Image included below, put the following text:


Class of 2022, 2023, 2024 & 2025 Students & Parents ~ WE NEED YOU! We want to keep CHHS Project Graduation going for years to come and we need your help to start planning for our 2022 Seniors! Our goal is to have parents and students from ALL grade levels on the committee! Most positions are a minimum time commitment. More than one person can help with each position so get a friend or two and sign up together. Please use one space per name and note in the comments if you would like to work as a team. Students can also volunteer to help with any positions and earn service hours! Students would be perfect to help with website, social media, contacting businesses and more!

Click THIS LINK to go to the Sign Up Genius and Volunteer Today!

The Roaring Red

Check out the CHHS Newspaper, The Roaring Red, for an in-depth look of what’s happening on our campus!

CHHS PTSA 2021-2022 MEMBERSHIP

WELCOME BACK PANTHERS!!

IT IS TIME TO SIGN UP OR RENEW YOUR

CHHS PTSA 2021-2022 MEMBERSHIP

Sign-Up by going to Join | CHHS PTSA

Questions? Email Janeece Garlish at vpmembership@chhsptsa.org

Community Membership Campaign

Our GCISD Council of PTAs is kicking off our Community Membership Campaign for the 21-22 year!


Support our local PTAs by joining all 17 campuses with a Community Membership.


Details of the program are on our GCISD Council of PTAs Website. A direct link to join as a Council Community member is linked here.

COVID-19 Protocol Information

Please visit www.GCISD.net/COVID19 for lots of resources from the District pertaining to COVID-19. There you can find all of the following information, plus more:

Go Center

College Applications:

Seniors! College applications are open and the Go Center is available for appointments to assist you with your college process or answer any questions you might have. Click here to sign-up for an appointment! Or send an email to Diana.Truax@gcisd.net. Please check your school email for follow-up communication.


Do you have general questions about what may be next after graduation? We are here to help you make a plan whether that is heading off to college, joining the military, or jumping into the workforce. Please come by so we can help you with your next steps!


Virtual College Visits:

Curious to how you can visit schools virtually and take advantage of their online opportunities? Check out this great resource that links you to each college's virtual experience page!


Scholarships:

Although many local scholarships are not open yet, we encourage you to begin checking the GCISD Scholarship website as this will be actively updated with new deadlines as soon as we receive them. If you have not obtained letters of recommendation, please request them now as most scholarships generally require a minimum of two letters.

Seniors also need to research scholarships that come directly from the colleges/universities to which they are applying.


Please reach out to the Go Center if you have any questions about scholarships!


GCISD College Visits:

This year we will be hosting college, military and job reps back in the Go Center! They will be hosted at the Go Center counter during lunches. The calendars, where you can see who is visiting each day, can be found on the Go Center website as pictured below.

Cafeteria Volunteers

The GCISD Nutrition Services Department is looking for volunteers! Come get to know the students while serving them a nutritious lunch in the school cafeteria. You can volunteer at your child's school or any school in the district. You must be registered as a volunteer in the district, or get signed up as a volunteer today so you can join the amazing kitchen staff serving the students. Please see the flyer for details and a link to sign up!


Cafeteria Menus

GCISD school cafeterias follow a calendar-cycle menu at breakfast and lunch. This menu begins on September 13th, 2021. During the first 4 weeks of school, all schools will follow a simplified lunch menu to allow all students to adjust to the new school year and to re-familiarize themselves with the cafeteria and their PIN number. The simplified menus can be viewed online using our menu system MealViewer. Printable copies of all menus can be downloaded here. If you have questions please contact child.nutrition@gcisd.net. GCISD Nutrition Services looks forward to serving your family in the upcoming school year!

VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECK

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 at this link: https://www.gcisd.net/cms/one.aspx?pageId=195550

House Bill 4545

Given the disruptions of the 2020-2021 school year, the 87th Texas Legislature passed House Bill 4545, signed on June 16, 2021, which provides additional learning opportunities for students who did not meet standards on the STAAR exam in the form of extra tutoring.


For Families of Students Who Did Not Perform Satisfactorily on STAAR Exams

If a student does not perform satisfactorily on a STAAR, STAAR End of Course (EOC), or STAAR Alt exam, in any STAAR assessed grade levels and subjects, the District will provide accelerated instruction.


For a student who does not perform satisfactorily on the math or reading assessment in grades 3, 5, or 8, the District will establish an Accelerated Learning Committee (ALC), which includes the student’s parent, to develop an educational plan for accelerated instruction to enable the student to perform at the appropriate grade level by the conclusion of the next school year. Accelerated instruction entails delivering supplemental instruction (i.e., tutoring) before or after school, or embedded in the school day and meeting HB 4545 requirements.


For Families of Students Who Did Not Take STAAR Exams for the 2020-2021 School Year

For students who were absent or otherwise unable to take the STAAR or STAAR EOC for the 2020-2021 school year, the district may administer an assessment to determine student grade level proficiency on the state standards, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). If the student earns a passing score, then the student can be exempted from the House Bill 4545 tutoring requirement.


GCISD will also provide more information to parents as we work with and gather additional insight from TEA to support our students with HB 4545 requirements.


Additional information on HB 4545 can be found at https://tea.texas.gov/about-tea/news-and-multimedia/correspondence/taa-letters/house-bill-4545-implementation-overview


Student Fees and Parking Permits

Please log into your parent portal to check all student and course fees. Some courses do have fees associated with them, along with the $5 student photo id that is charged each year. Parking permits are $100 for the full year and additional fees do apply for the painted parking spaces that are sold through StuCo. The information below will show you the steps to view and make payments online:


  1. Log in to the Skyward Parent Portal using the desktop version only

  2. Click on Fee Management on the left hand side of the list of activities. (Fees can be viewed here)

  3. Click on Make a Payment

  4. Select the fees you want to add to your cart, you can also add the fee for parking at this time.

  5. Click Checkout, which will direct you to the RevTrak page for payment.

  6. Log into RevTrak and complete your payment


The $5 online processing fee will be waived from August 3rd - 11th. Should you wish to pay these fees in person, this can be done once school is back in session or payment can be mailed to the school with attention: Ashley Chaney.


For any questions or concerns regarding fees, please contact the CHHS Bookkeeper, Ashley Chaney at 817-305-4746 or ashley.chaney@gcisd.net.

CHHS to GHS Shuttles - Transportation Safety Protocols

Students riding shuttle buses between CHHS and GHS will be assigned to a specific bus this year. Once a bus is assigned, students will ride the same bus each time they shuttle between campuses. In the event we have a positive test, all passengers on the bus will be notified.

Standard Response Protocols

The GCISD Director of Emergency Management and School Security, Allen Smith, has asked that we provide you with information regarding Standard Response Protocols.

GCISD partners with the I Love U Guys Foundation and uses the Standard Response Protocols (SRP) to respond to any situation or emergency that takes place at school or in the district.


  • Each campus will conduct drills throughout the school year. These drills are based on the Standard Response Protocols of Secure, Lockdown, Evacuate, Shelter, and Hold. GCISD developed one additional protocol known as Clear.

  • Completion of the drills is mandatory for each campus during the first two weeks of school, so that students and staff are prepared. Drills help us learn and know how to respond in the case of a real emergency at school. Our drills also help us to check certain equipment and responses. Our emergency management leaders on each campus will work with students and staff to complete our drills and document the results.


I have included the SRP Posters that are displayed in your student’s classrooms so that you can review with your student at home and discuss with them when they take part in the drills during the first two weeks. More information about Safety and Security in GCISD can be found at www.gcisd.net/our_district/safety_and_security. If you have any questions, Allen is very receptive to speaking with parents about our safety practices and may be reached at allen.smith@gcisd.net.

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.

Colleyville Heritage High School is Hosting Junior Tennis Skills Clinics (6-8th grade)

**Deadline is today, December 3rd to register for Session 1.


Session 1 Dec.11th & Session 2 Jan.15th

10:30am-12:30pm CHHS courts


Kids are grouped based on skill level:

• Beginners: Introduction to proper grips, swing pathways (forehands, backhands, overheads and serves) and

movement to ball.

• Intermediate: Introduction to increased racquet swing speed (forehands, backhands, overheads and serve)

and ball placement skills.

• Advanced: Ball control, targeting of shots during match play and serving skills

$40 per session or $75.00 for both


**Session 2 incorporates the skills learned in the 1st Session

CHHS coaches and Shaughnessy Bland from Matchtime Tennis will be running the clinic.


Please register here by Dec. 3rd for session 1 and Jan. 7th for session 2. Please call or text Michelle Barron-817-939-9430 if you have any questions.

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