Panther Pause

Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence


Dear Parents and Students,

I hope that our students enjoy the long weekend and are able to catch up on some much needed rest. Classes will resume on Tuesday, 2/16. While our students are relaxing on Monday, CHHS teachers will be engaged in a professional development that is designed to enhance instruction and the delivery of important content to our students. Teachers will be collaborating and sharing best practices so that every student has the opportunity to learn and grow. Our campus is committed to continuous improvement in all areas and none more so than designing meaningful instruction that prepares our students for college and future careers.

Please enjoy the long weekend!


Conrad Streeter

CHHS Principal


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How has AVID helped you become a successful CHHS student?

AVID is definitely the advantage that every determined student strives to acquire. Having participated in the program these past four and a half years has unleashed newfound potential within me that I would never have figured imaginable. One of the most prominent aspects that the course has to offer is the notion that learning and discovery never cease in the impact that they have upon an individual. Being supplied and encouraged to implement in my academic life a variety of study techniques, organizational skills, methods of in-depth thinking, collaborative concepts, and so many other abilities has influenced me to become the student I am today. Such abilities have allowed me to maintain a fervent sense of confidence, knowing that with AVID, my dreams have the intention of transforming themselves into goals that I will certainly see come to fruition in my near-future.

-Sara Montoya, CHHS sophomore

Lady Panther Basketball Update

The Lady Panther Basketball team finished district play by defeating the Southlake Dragons 54-38!

We'll play our first playoff game against Cedar Hill at Mansfield High School on Monday, February 15th.

  • 6pm game start time

Be sure to come out and support your Lady Panthers to a VICTORY! #CHPantherPride

Contact Coach Sager or Coach Lee for your $10 playoff shirt!

Boys Basketball

BOYS DISTRICT BASKETBALL: Come out and cheer on the Colleyville Heritage boys basketball teams Friday, February 12 at COPPELL High School

  • Varsity at 8:00 pm
  • JV at 5:00 pm
  • Freshman Black 6:30 pm (at Bedford Jr. High School)
  • Freshman Red at 5:00 pm (at Bedford Jr. High School)

The boys will play their LAST HOME GAME of the season at HOME on Tuesday, February 16 vs. RICHLAND REBELS. It will also be SENIOR night come support the SENIOR players as they take the home court for the last time. The seniors are Zak Carroll, Cole Perdok, and Noah Prince.

  • Varsity tips off at 8:00 pm
  • JV at 5:00 pm
  • Freshman Black at 6:30 pm
  • Freshman Red at 5:00 pm

Please visit Buffalo Wild Wings in Grapevine and mention the boys basketball booster club. They will donate 10% of the entire check to the Boy's Basketball Booster Club any day of the week throughout the end of the school year!!!

Also, follow the team on twitter @thevillehoops and "like" us on Facebook at CHHS Hoops. Follow us on Instagram at CHHS_Hoops. Then to see our schedule, articles, game day pics, as well as all things CHHS boys basketball go to our website at

Girls Soccer

Friday, February 12th at Coppell
  • Varsity at 5:30PM
  • JV at 7:15PM

Tuesday, February 16th at CHHS vs Richland
  • Varsity at 7:15PM
  • JV at 5:30PM

Lady Panther Softball

Please come support your Lady Panthers in their upcoming games!

Saturday, February 13th Northwest/Brewer at CHHS

-Varsity - 10:00/11:30/1:00

-JV Black - 2:30

Monday, February 15th Richland at CHHS

-JV Red - 5:30/7:00

Tuesday, February 16th Keller Central at CHHS (season opener)

-JV Black - 5:30

-Varsity - 7:00

Thursday, February 18th Varsity Mansfield Tournament at Summit (1071 W Turner Warnell Rd., Arlington)

-1:30 - CHHS vs Corsicana

-5:00 - CHHS vs Summit

Friday, February 19th Varsity Mansfield Tournament at Lake Ridge (101 N Day Miar Rd., Mansfield)

-11:45 - CHHS vs Odessa

-1:30 - Rouse vs CHHS

Saturday, February 20th Varsity Mansfield Tournament at Lake Ridge(101 N Day Miar Rd., Mansfield)

- 9:00 - Amarillo Caprick vs CHHS

-2:15 - Colony vs CHHS

Treasurer WANTED for CHHS Athletic Booster Club:

The Athletic Booster Club (ABC) supports the following teams at CHHS:

Athletic Trainers


Boys Basketball

Girls Basketball

Cross Country


Boys Soccer

Girls Soccer




Track and Field


Water Polo


If your son or daughter is a member of one of these teams, and you would like to volunteer to help out with CHHS ABC as the Treasurer, please contact:

Kathy Brasher - ABC President at 817-701-6233 or

No Valentine Deliveries

Please refrain from sending Valentine gifts to school. We will not be delivering items and disrupting classes since Valentine's Day is on a weekend this year. Thank you for your understanding.

Spirit Blankets

The Colleyville Heritage High School Band is still selling spirit blankets to keep you warm and dry. There will be a representative at the varsity games of the softball tournament this weekend at CHHS. There will also be someone at the home baseball game on Saturday morning at 10:00am. These awesome 2 sided blankets are soft on one side and have a great rain and wind layer on the other. Great for ALL outdoor activities! They are $50. cash or check and $55. credit. All proceeds will benefit the Band. There is a limited supply so don’t wait! Questions? Contact Dawn Treese at

Class of 2016 Fundraiser!

Go eat at Fuzzy's on Glade/121 all day on Tuesday, February 16th. Make sure to tell them that you want your proceeds to go to the CHHS Class of 2016!

GCISD Special Olympics Shoot Out Fundraiser

Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District and its Special Olympics parent group will be hosting the Third Annual Triple Threat Shootout. The Shootout will include GCISD Special Olympics and Friends of Mustang-Panthers, a Special Olympics alumni group, competing against the Grapevine and Colleyville police officers. Admission will be $2 and there will also be a raffle and silent auction featuring, a 2-night stay at Great Wolf Lodge, Dallas Stars tickets, sports memorabilia, golf course passes, over 30 various local restaurant gift certificates (Del Frisco’s, Dave and Busters, Outback), PS4, bicycle, gas grill and much, much more. The Dove Dynamic Drummers will be the halftime show, as well as the Grapevine and Colleyville drum lines. The concession stand will be fully stocked and there will be event t-shirts and spirit t-shirts on sale to show your support.

So come out and join the fun on February 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Grapevine High School. GCISD serves hundreds of special needs kids ranging from ages 5 through 22. If you cannot attend the event, but would like to donate, please go to their fundraising page by clicking here.


The whole CHHS community, past and present, is invited to attend the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the founding of Colleyville Heritage High School at a special ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29 in CHHS Auditorium. Past principals and teachers will be honored and the school’s many accomplishments will be recognized. The new 20th Anniversary Memorial Wall, paid for by CHHS PTSA, will be officially revealed following the ceremony. Refreshments will be served in the Panther Den at a reception where student organizations will have tables to highlight their accomplishments. For more information, email Dr. Groppel at

CHHS Cheer Tryouts

Tryouts for the 2016-2017 CHHS Panther Cheerleading Squads is approaching fast!

If you are interested in trying out, make plans to attend one of our informational meetings on Monday, February 29 at 6:00 pm at the CHHS Gym 3 (please enter through the Gym entrance doors) or Tuesday, March 1 at 6:00 pm at the GHS Lecture Hall.

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No Off-Campus Lunch

Parents and Students, we are a closed campus for all lunches. The only students that should be leaving during lunch are those that have to drive to GHS for class or have work obligations through their CATE class and this is verified by the attendance office. Students leaving for lunch will be given a two hour after school detention. Failing to attend detention results in an ISS placement. Multiple violations will result in an ISS placement. Parents are more than welcome to leave lunches up by the attendance office for students.

Advanced Placement Exam Registration

We are pleased to announce that the registration and payment process for the 2016 AP Exams is completely on-line this year. The cost per exam is $96; the registration window will open on February 1, 2016. Payment must be made by March 7, 2016, to avoid incurring a late fee of $10. Registration will close on March 13. The registration site may be found at the following website:

This URL will also be posted on the CHHS website. ALL payments and exam registrations must be made through Total Registration; payments will not be accepted at CHHS. Parents will be able to pay by credit card, check, or money order. Please contact Karen Woodworth, AP Coordinator, at if you have any questions.


Buy your ticket from any band member for only $5.00 and win a chance to use a luxury Texas Rangers suite at Globe Life Park in Arlington to watch a game with up to 20 of your closest friends!! Use of the suite includes four parking passes and a $500 food voucher, making this a $5,000 value!! Blackout dates apply, may be used for games Sunday through Thursday, and must be used by August 1, 2016. Drawing will be held on April 2, 2016 and you need not be present to win!! Questions? Contact Allison Vande Kieft at or817-658-4371.

STAAR Testing Dates

Here are the following dates for upcoming STAAR testing. Parents, please make sure you do not schedule any doctor appointments or pull-outs on these days. Students will not be released during testing.

English I - 3/29

English II - 3/31

Algebra I - 5/3

Biology/U.S. History - 5/4

Please contact Mrs. Lindsey Hopkins if you have questions at

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


Attention Seniors: The PTSA scholarship application is now online and ready for you to complete. This year there is one application for the entire district. You are able to complete an essay for each school you attended (elementary, middle and high school) as well as the GCISD Council of PTA's essay, with general information being filled out only one time. Click on the link below here and get started! The deadline for the application is March 24, 2016. The requirements for eligibility are listed on the PTSA website,

If you have any questions, please email Cheryl Redfearn at

March for Water (M4W) registration

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! The CHHS PALS and the award winning Panther Band invite you and your family to be a part of the 2nd Annual March 4 Water (M4W) 1 mile/5k on Saturday, April 2nd at CHHS.

Please visit to register! Follow us on Twitter @chhsmarch4water for information and updates!

Vendors Needed

ATTENTION ALL REPRESENTATIVES OF HOME-BASED BUSINESSES AND CRAFTY TYPES! On Saturday, April 23rd, the CHHS Band program will host the North Texas Colorguard Association Solo and Ensemble Competition from 8:00am to 9:00pm, and we are looking for vendors for our market area in the Panther Den, near concessions. Hundreds of students from around north Texas and their friends and families will attend this event, so you are sure to see good traffic! Tables are $50.00 nonrefundable. For more information or to register as a vendor, please contact Allison Vande Kieft at


It’s time to submit the number of adult volunteer hours you volunteered in JANUARY for any CHHS organization. PTSA collects CHHS’s total 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:


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

Community Scholar Ambassadors Program

The Community Scholar Ambassadors Program (CSAP) is a program that encourages students to take a challenging curriculum, as defined in the grades 9-12 GCISD Program of Studies, and to perform 100 hours of APPROVED community service while maintaining a 70% or higher average in each course, and other academic requirements as stated in the CSAP guidelines. Students fulfilling these criteria will be locally recognized as GCISD Community Scholar Ambassadors upon graduation from high school.

ATTENTION SENIORS: THE DEADLINE FOR SENIORS TO SUBMIT HOURS FOR CSAP IS MARCH 31st, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Hours cards should be placed in the red box in the Counseling Office designated for CSAP.

A list of seniors who have met the 100+ hours requirement for CSAP is posted on the Community Service Board in the Panther Den. The list will be updated monthly through the March 31 deadline. Academic requirements will be verified by counselors in April. A final list of Community Scholar Ambassadors for the Class of 2016 will be posted in May.

The yearly hours deadline for freshmen, sophomores and juniors is the last day of each school year. The CSAP Committee is currently reviewing hours served between 4:01 p.m. June 4, 2015 and 4:00 p.m. June 2, 2016. For Seniors: 4:01 p.m. June 4, 2015 through 4:00 p.m. March 31, 2016. For more information on CSAP, pick up a copy of the program guidelines in the Counseling Office. An updated list of approved hours is provided to Counseling at the end of each month. To find out your total number of approved hours, please contact Mrs. Buttell in Counseling. CSAP hours are NOT listed in Skyward.

New Advance Class Offerings

CHHS will be offering new classes next year: Advanced Humanities Research & Advanced Chemistry Research and Design. The classes do have


Advanced Humanities Pre-requisite (Application Only):

Srs. - AP Language

Jrs. - Concurrent w/ AP Language

All applicants - Score of a 3 or better on at least 1 AP test that incorporates


Teacher Recommendations from core classes

Average of B or higher in core classes

Advanced Chemistry Research and Design Pre-Requisite: AP Chemistry

For more questions: See Ed Wevodau, Kelli Mann (ELA), and Sonya Loughran (science).

Inclement Weather Procedures

As the temperature drops and the potential for inclement weather increases, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is encouraging parents to receive important news and alerts via text message.

To sign up for text alerts, parents should text "Yes" to 68453 to subscribe to the service. The cellular phone number must be listed in Skyward Family Access in order for a parent to receive text messages from the district office or their child's school. Parents may check or change the phone number listed by logging in to Family Access and clicking the button to update their phone numbers.

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

  • Join CHHS PTSA! Download the form from and send it to the front office with a check; or you can join and pay online.
  • Be sure to like our Facebook page, CHHS PTSA, and follow us on Twitter @PTSACHHS.
  • If you would like access to our campus Student Phonebook, follow this link on our website for instructions.

Panther Applause

Click here to see all of the #CHPantherPride at CHHS!

Panther Pause

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