26 years of Pride at Colleyville Heritage High School
It is hard to believe that we are only one week away from Thanksgiving break. We are truly thankful for our amazing staff, students, and community. It takes all of us working together to show our Panther PRIDE.
What an exciting week for our Panthers! Last weekend our Girls Cross Country Team competed at the State meet, where the team finished 4th place and Allie Love finished as the State silver medal winner. This weekend, our Volleyball Team will be competing in the Regional Tournament in Lubbock with the first game on Friday, and if they advance they will play on Saturday. In addition, our Football Team will begin their playoff season Friday evening with a 1st round home game at MPS. We want to wish everyone the best of luck!!!
Highlights from GCISD:
GCISD Partners with Dell to Bring You Discounts
We are excited to announce our participation in Dell’s Member Purchase Program (MPP)!
MPP is a discount program that allows all employees, family, and friends to receive member-only pricing on all personal purchases from Dell. Dell has created a dedicated website (www.dell.com/GCISD) that we can shop 24/7. Login credentials are not required to access savings.
Member Benefits Include:
• Cost-free employee discount program extended to friends and family
• Exclusive monthly offers & best price guarantee on consumer PCs from Dell
• Free enrollment in Dell Rewards: 3% back + free expedited shipping
• Executive Sales Team available to assist with all consumer-grade + personal purchases
• Electronics and Accessories 10% coupon available on home page of member website
GCISD Health & Wellness Expo
Join our GCISD community for a FREE walk-up Winter Wonderland 1 mile Fun Run/Walk and Health & Wellness Expo at Grapevine High School’s Mustang Activity Center (MAC)! There will be prizes for most festively dressed Winter Wonderland participants, multiple door prizes and raffle prizes! The Fun Run/Walk begins at 9:30 a.m. with the Vendor Expo open from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Strollers are welcome! If you are interested in hosting a booth, please complete THIS VENDOR FORM by Friday, December 3rd. PTA, Campus Groups, Student Groups, Community Businesses, and more welcome!” All vendors and participants please consider supporting GRACE by bringing a new, unwrapped toy for the toy drive.
Acompaña a nuestra comunidad GCISD a un evento totalmente GRATUITO donde podrás participar en un carrera divertida “Paraíso Invernal,” donde podrás correr o caminar una milla y al mismo tiempo diviértete, y una expo de la salud y bienestar. Este evento tendrá lugar en el Centro de Actividades Mustang en Grapevine High School (MAC). Vamos a contar con premios para los participantes que visten como los festivos de diciembre, premios a la entrada, y rifa de regalos. La carrera divertida empieza a las 9:30 am con la exposición de puestos abierta de 10:00 am-12:00 pm. ¡Carreolas son bienvenidos! Si estás interesado en tener tu propio espacio en la expo, por favor LLENE ESTE FORMA para el viernes 3 de diciembre. PTA, organizaciones de estudiantes, negocios en la comunidad, y todos son bienvenidos!” A todo proveedor y participantes, por favor consideren apoyar a GRACE con traer un juguete nuevo, sin papel de regalo, para la colecta de juguetes.
Does your child like gaming? GCISD is expanding its Championship Esports program!
Did you know GCISD has one of the top-rated Esports programs for our students? With several state titles, GCISD has developed a program that takes students beyond just the game. With a focus on communication, collaboration skills, and teambuilding, GCISD esports is much more than playing games.
Esports is a growing industry, and chances are your child either plays or watches video games online. This 1 Billion dollar industry has more significant viewership than any other professional sport. With over 250 colleges offering scholarships!
As GCISD grows our Esports program to allow access to more students at campuses across the district, we need some help.
If you have upgraded your gaming system or want to clean out some gaming systems and controllers, why not donate them to the GCISD esports program. We could use Playstations, Xbox, and Nintendo switches to offer more students the opportunity to be a part of an esports team. So dig through the closets or pass on that old system you just upgraded.
Let's allow every student to be a part of something!
If you want to learn more about GCISD esports and how we are preparing students for this Billion dollar industry in areas of broadcasting, content development, marketing, gameplay, and much more. Attend our online presentation on Nov 2nd at 5:45 pm, followed by Q&A around esports and GCISD.
Email Kyle Berger to donate items.
The GCISD Nutrition Services Department is still 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!
GCISD Holiday Greeting Card Contest
All elementary, middle, and high school students are invited to submit original artwork for the cover of GCISD’s official holiday greeting card. This year’s theme is "A Season of Kindness.” Three student designs—one each from the elementary, middle, and high school levels—will be selected and sent out on behalf of the GCISD Board of Trustees and Superintendent Dr. Robin Ryan.
The three students whose works are selected for the GCISD Holiday Greeting Card will receive $25 and recognition at the December meeting of the Board of Trustees. The selected artwork will be featured on the district’s website and used in district publicity.
Complete rules and guidelines can be found on this flyer.
Highlights from counseling:
Level Down Window
The final level down window is December 1-3. During this time students may request to level down from an AP to advanced class or an advanced to on level class for the spring semester. The level down request form will be located on the counseling website and in students' Class of 202X Canvas course.
GRACE Christmas Cottage Drive
From now until December 10th, CHHS will be collecting items for the GRACE Christmas Cottage. Please see the list of needs below. Items can be dropped off in the box in the counseling office. Thank you for your contribution!
Christmas Cottage is a GRACE program that provides new, unwrapped gifts to families facing financial hardship due to limited income or recent emergency. Each qualified family is given a hypothetical “budget” that allows the parents to “purchase” donated toys, home goods and appliances in a private, store-like setting. This unique approach allows families to budget their resources and select unique presents while preserving the family’s dignity. Over 2,500 individuals and families are served at Christmas Cottage each holiday season.
Future Planning Hour
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT - Nandini Singh
This week’s Project Graduation Senior Spotlight is Nandini Singh. Nandini is a member of the CHHS swim team. She is also in CHHS Choir, Spirit Sisters, HORA, and Book Battle. She volunteers at the Colleyville Library and is a Suzuki Piano Player. Her favorite quote is by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well." Nandini would like to go into sports marketing.
Nandini thinks Project Graduation is a wonderful way to make memories with your friends. Your classmates are in a safe environment ending your senior year on a high note.
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 Sporting Events:
Panther Volleyball is headed to the REGIONAL TOURNAMENT!! Shoutout to parents, teachers, district administrators, and our STUDENT SECTION for cheering us on against Birdville on Tuesday. We are so thankful for your support and hope to see you in Lubbock on Friday.
We play against Canyon Randall at 7:30 on Friday, November 12th @ Lubbock Coronado High School. If we win, we play again on Saturday, November 13th at 12:00 against the winner of Amarillo and Grapevine @ Lubbock Coronado High School.
Stay up to date with all things CHVB and Regional Tournament by following us on Twitter @VB_CHHS
GHS and CHHS Rise showdown
UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER:
Order your CHHS Yearbook - price increase tonight!
SENIOR ad in the CHHS YEARBOOK - PRICE INCREASE TONIGHT!
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 price increase TONIGHT on Friday, November 12th. Senior ads are for seniors only.
Panther Football Playoff Shirt: Limited Stock Left!
Support CHHS DECA
CHHS Parenthetical Panthers Chapter of NEHS Induction
This year we are excited to be inducting 52 new members to the National English Honor Society! This is the fourth year for the CHHS Parenthetical Panthers Chapter of NEHS, and is our biggest and most ambitious yet! Our officers have set their sights on being one of the national organization's recognized chapters! We hope to see you at our Induction Ceremony on November 16th at 6pm.
Support Project Graduation
5th Annual CHHS Baseball Booster Club Golf Classic
The 5th Annual CHHS Baseball Booster Club Golf Classic is scheduled for Thursday, November 18th. Start making plans now to show off your skills, or lack of skills, on the course and participate in the day's events including the auction and dinner. Go to www.chhspantherbaseball.com to sign up.
Our Silent Auction goes live at 5 p.m. on Friday, November 12th! Don’t miss out on all the amazing offers! Visit https://www.32auctions.com/202122CHHSPantherBaseball for all the details.
Attention Class of 2024!
Official Class of 2024 t-shirts are ready to order! To get your shirt, fill out this Google Form and bring cash or a check made out to CHHS to Mrs. Morrison in B205 or Ms. Lemhouse in L110. Orders and payment must be received by November 19 at 4pm.
SUPPORT PANTHER SOFTBALL AND THE DALLAS COWBOYS
Singing Holiday Cards
BUY A STADIUM BAG TO KEEP WARM
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- 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
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 CHHS PTSA
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Panther Theatre upcoming attractions
Ongoing Important Information:
Ordering school pictures
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
Earn your Champion Cord for Graduation!
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!
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.
COVID-19 Protocol Information
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 Emily.email@example.com. 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!
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. GCISD Nutrition Services looks forward to serving your family in the upcoming school year!
VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECK
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:
Log in to the Skyward Parent Portal using the desktop version only
Click on Fee Management on the left hand side of the list of activities. (Fees can be viewed here)
Click on Make a Payment
Select the fees you want to add to your cart, you can also add the fee for parking at this time.
Click Checkout, which will direct you to the RevTrak page for payment.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.