Panther Pause

Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence

11.13.15

Dear Parents and Students,


On November 11th, we celebrated Veterans Day by honoring several special guests, and our students heard a great message from a Wounded Warrior, Scott Palomino. Scott's message to our kids was to always keep moving forward no matter the challenges we face. As always, I was so proud of our students for the respect they showed our guests. The Band, Choir, and Red Jackets enhanced the overall experience and made the day even more special. We are blessed to have such great kids and students.


Have a wonderful weekend!

Thank you,

Conrad Streeter

CHHS Principal

#CHPantherPride

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How have you been able to apply your learning at CHHS to have a real world impact?

I have had the opportunity to attend Ms. Ponder's Principles of Business, Marketing and Finance class this semester, and I have loved every day of it. She teaches us how to take the things we've learned in class and use them in the business world. She gave us the assignment to design a product, and I was inspired to take it a step further and make a prototype. I am currently working on a patent for my idea, and I already have investors waiting to jump on board. I've always known that owning my own business was something that I have wanted to do, but I never had the knowledge or courage to start. I'll always be grateful for the things that I'm continuously learning at CHHS, and I'm glad that I pay attention to the lessons my teachers provide.

- Jacob Ames
CHHS Freshman Choir Student

PANTHER FOOTBALL

Football Tonight: Come on out to support Panther football in the playoffs!! The Bi-District playoff game against Mansfield High School will be at Vernon Newsom Stadium (3700 E. Broad St., Mansfield, TX 76063) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13th.


Photos of all CHHS Varsity football games can be viewed by clicking here!


Can't make the Varsity Football Game? Click here for the live streaming.

Senior ad price increase tonight!

The SENIOR AD PRICE INCREASES TONIGHT, NOVEMBER 13TH, AT MIDNIGHT! Click here for SENIOR AD information.

Buy your 2016 CHHS Yearbook by clicking here. This year's yearbook will include videos of events embedded in still images. Click here to enjoy a video that will be on the football spread in the yearbook!

MOCKINGJAY PART II ADVANCED SCREENING

Tickets are on sale in the Choir Room for $15 through today, Friday, Nov. 13 to see an Advanced PRIVATE Screening of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II. Come see Part II two days before it opens in theaters, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 at Colleyville Studio Movie Grill. Limited seats are available. Make checks out to Panther Choir Booster Club. Email chhspantherchoirboosters@gmail.com for more information.

Lady Panther Basketball

Lady Panther Basketball “First Choice Emergency Room” Tipoff Classic Tournament will be hosted at CHHS, Thursday November 12th-Saturday November 14th. Concession stand will be open, serving hot dogs, nacho’s, frito pie, and everyone’s favorite smoothies! We can always use help after school and on Saturday, working concessions, gate, clock and books - Community Service hours given!


If interested contact Sharon Foster 214-850-5803.

Stadium Blanket

The Band is selling stadium blankets! Parents and friends of Lacrosse, Baseball, Softball or Soccer players - stay toasty warm and dry with these blankets! They are soft on one side, wind/weather resistant on the other and convenient to store in your car! $50.00 cash or check and $55.00 credit and can be delivered. They make great gifts too. To order, please contact Dawn at dawn@treese.org.

Grapevine Recycles Day

In association with America Recycles Day, the City of Grapevine is hosting its annual Grapevine Recycles Day event on Saturday, November 14 from 8am until 11:30am

Place: Municipal Service Center, 501 Shady Brook Drive, Grapevine.

Please see www.grapevinetexas.gov for further details on what items will be accepted.

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Reflections Contest

PTSA's National 2015-16 Reflections contest is under way and this year's theme is "Let Your Imagination Fly." Express your creativity in one of six categories: Dance Choreography, Photography, Film Production, Musical Composition, Visual Arts or Literature. For entry forms and rules, visit the Texas PTA website's main page (texaspta.org) and select Programs, Reflections, Participate. (Note: The National PTA Special Artist Division is an option for students with disabilities who receive services under IDEA or Section 504). Deadline for entries at CHHS is Monday, Nov. 16. Email Dawn Charles at kdcharles@sbcglobal.net for information.

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CHHS PTSA Panther Pizza Night!

Order from Mr. Jim's Pizza in Colleyville for Monday, Nov. 16th and 20% of the proceeds will go to our PTSA! Beat the rush and get your pizza at any time you choose by ordering online in advance at mrjims.pizza. All orders for Monday will count towards our pizza night! Orders placed on Monday evening may experience a higher wait time depending on call volume. Thanks for your support and helping us raise money for our CHHS students and staff! Check our website at chhsptsa.org for more info!

Gobble Day to keep hunger away

Colleyville Heritage High School Student Council is organizing a “Gobble Day to Keep Hunger Away” food drive. Various clubs/sports teams/organizations will be walking the surrounding neighborhoods to collect non-perishable food items on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 from 5:30-7:00pm. If you would like to help with the drive, but will not be at home, please leave your items in a plastic bag on your front porch and they will be picked up. We will be in areas around GES, HES, HMS, Delaney Vineyards, Walgreens, Sonic, Parr Park, across from CVS and areas by the Cat Hospital on Glade Rd. All items will be donated to GRACE Charities in Grapevine, Texas. Thank you in advance for helping to keep hunger away from our neighbors.

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CHHS gymnastics meet

CHHS Girls Varsity Gymnastics is competing in the 2015 Lakeview Compulsory Classic on Friday, November 20 at 6pm at Brandenburg Middle School - 626 Nickens Road, Garland, TX 75043.

OCTOBER VOLUNTEER HOURS

It’s time to submit the number of adult volunteer hours you volunteered in October for any CHHS organization. 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.

How to go to college without going broke

Doug Bryan of Ducerus College Planning will be presenting his popular workshop in the band hall just for us on Tuesday, December 1st at 7:00pm, and for every band parent that attends, he will donate $25.00 to the band program!!

We have families in the band who use Ducerus and can attest to how much money it has saved them; how much stress it has relieved when thinking about how to pay for college; and how much pressure has been taken off the students because they help with the application process every step of the way! You will hear their great testimonials, and Doug will completely change your way of thinking about how to pay for college.

It's never too early to start thinking about this, so Freshman, Sophomore and Junior families are strongly encouraged to attend!! If you have non-band friends and family who want to attend, please invite them! CHHS Band will get $25.00 for every parent that is there!

DONATE TO GRACE

Please join PTSA and our Counseling Office by making the holidays a little brighter for families in our local communities served by GRACE. You can choose a tag off of the Angel Tree in the Counseling Office and return it with your gift, or use the Sign-Up Genius link here to select items. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094aaaaa2ca1f49-grace Many thanks in advance for your sharing and caring.

SENIORS: JOIN OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Stay informed on Senior events thorough 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 by clicking here!

March for Water (M4W) Save the Date

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 www.marchforwater5k.com for more information!

Community Scholar Ambassadors Program

The Community Scholar Ambassadors Program (CSAP) is a PTSA 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. Students fulfilling these criteria will be locally recognized as GCISD Community Scholar Ambassadors upon graduation from high school.


The yearly hours deadline for freshmen, sophomores and juniors is the last day of each school year. THE DEADLINE FOR SENIORS IS MARCH 31st. 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 this program visit the Counseling Website CSAP page.

Panther Band

SAVE THE DATE! The first annual CHHS Band Golf Tournament will be held April 18th, 2016 at Texas Star Golf Course. Tee off will be 1:00 p.m. Please tell your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers.

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 chhsptsa.org 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 chhsptsa.org on our website for instructions.

Panther Applause

Click here to see all of the cool things happening with the teachers and students 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.