Panther Pause

21 years of Pride at Colleyville Heritage High School

8.25.17

Panthers,


Wow, what a great first week!! As always, the students and staff have amazed me this week with their commitment and excitement about this year at CHHS!! It fills me with PRIDE to see our students filled with passion for learning and to interact with the staff and their peers. As I walked the campus yesterday, I was able to see our students with laptops opened collaborating as they worked to solve problems in a variety of different contents. It has been fun seeing our students practicing all of their extracurricular events over the past couple of weeks, and I know they cannot wait to display their hard work for our entire community to see. It is going to be the BEST year in CHHS history, and I am glad to be a part of it. GO PANTHERS!!


Dr. Lance Groppel

CHHS Principal

#CHPantherPride

Student Voice

Define what PRIDE at CHHS means to you.


To have pride in something (being proud of something) to me, is to be associated with something that you feel well represented by. It could be something that you've helped establish, something that highlights your best qualities, or something you have a deep emotional attachment to, but universally, we tend to have pride in what we feel close to, what we believe upholds good, and I get that feeling every day from CHHS.


-Adam Haddad

Panther Football

CHHS Football Scrimmage vs. Prosper Friday, August 25th will be “OUR DAY TO SHINE” we will accept donations at gate entry and gate proceeds will be donated to the THSCA (Texas High School Coaches Association Benevolence Fund) to assist injured athletes and coaches. Come out and cheer loud for Panther football and make a contribution to a great cause.

Location: CHHS campus football field

Time: 5:00 Freshman/JV

6:30 Varsity


Senior Parent Football Picture Day-Saturday, August 26th 12:30PM-1:30PM

Where: CHHS Weight Room

Please use this link to RSVP


Football player Game Day Meal Plans: Football parents, if you have not made your sons selection for game day meals, go into the website and complete ASAP to ensure accurate meals are delivered to players.


Football parent volunteers are needed - please sign up here!


Please go to the CHHS Panther Football website for all updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter @PantherFBBost, or Instagram!

Panther Volleyball

The Panther Volleyball program will be taking on JJ Pearce this Tuesday at home. JV and Freshmen will play at 5:30 and Varsity will play at 6:30. This Friday, Panther Volleyball travels to Flowermound Marcus to take on the Marauders. JV and Freshmen will play at 5 and Varsity will play at 6. Please come out and show your PANTHER PRIDE!

Panther Baseball

Baseball will be selling stadium chairs at most CHHS home football games! Support your CHHS Baseball!
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Class Pride Shirts

Make sure to build CHHS PRIDE by purchasing a class shirt! All shirts can be ordered by clicking here, and then your student's shirt will be delivered to them by the end of September while in class. All proceeds go towards your overall cost for prom, and the deadline to order is Friday, September 1st!

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Baseball Booster Club Meeting

Monday, Aug. 28th, 5:30pm

5401 Heritage Avenue

Colleyville, TX

All parents are encouraged to attend this meeting in the Panther Den (cafeteria). See you there!

2017-2018 PANTHER CHOIRS & CHOIR PARENTS

Mark your calendars for our mandatory GET FIT event! Tuesday evening, August 29th from 6-9pm in the SAC. Come and hear from our director, Thomas Rinn, and 'get fit' for your choir uniform. Merchandise, mandatory forms, spring trip info, volunteer opportunities, etc. are all included! See you soon!

Freshmen Class Council

Freshmen Class Council (Class Officer Nominations) Meeting

Wednesday, August 30

8 am A316

SENIORS: JOIN PTSA TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

Don’t forget to join PTSA for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. Remember that 2018 seniors must join CHHS PTSA by October to be eligible to apply for PTSA scholarships in spring 2018. CHHS PTSA is the booster club for all CHHS students, teachers, and parents! Look for sign-up tables at Open House in September. Or sign up at this link.


Questions? Email Daneye Quigley at vpmembership@chhsptsa.org

2018 Senior Yearbook Pictures

If your student did not get his/her senior picture taken over the summer on one of the eight days provided, you only have three opportunities left: September 9, 16, and 23. Please click here to reserve your free yearbook sitting so that you are included in the 2018 CHHS Yearbook.

JOIN AP BOOSTER CLUB

All CHHS parents are invited and encouraged to join AP Booster Club (APBC), the booster club for academics at CHHS. Go to this link to pay the $25 dues online. Those dues go to support APBC’s activities, including supporting CHHS AP teachers and students during exam weeks; programs about academic and college planning; college testing prep courses on campus; and senior and teacher scholarships. APBC is also looking for volunteers to help with this year’s events.


Contact Cheryl Helms at cheryl.teamhelms@gmail.com for more information.

SUPPORT CHHS BAND

Park Lane Jewelry is selling this beautiful bracelet called Paws. The perfect gift for your favorite Panther! Shop from the link below and 50% of the proceeds benefits band boosters.


https://parklanejewelry.com/store

Support Panteras

Purchase a discount card for $10 from a Pantera! Listed on the back of the card are the restaurants and businesses included along with many more. It's good for one year and also includes a discount to the Pantera Spring Fling!
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SENIORS 2018

CHHS PTSA has set up a 2018 Senior site using Shutterfly found here. PTSA will post news, events and reminders there; collect pics for a slideshow; and post info on all things relating to Seniors 2018! Join now by clicking on the link above to request access. Please share with your friends and neighbors! This is a closed, private site for senior parents only, and will give you access to tons of upcoming information for the year. Please send your student's name for verification. We are looking forward to a great senior year!

SUMMER VOLUNTEER HOURS

If you did any volunteering for your favorite CHHS program this summer, please submit your volunteer hours for June, July and August 2017 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.

Yearbook Picture Day

Yearbook Picture Day for all 9-11 graders are during their English class on September 6 or September 7.


All students will receive a Picture Day ordering form in their English class. All students should bring their completed form (with payment enclosed) on Picture Day. Parents can also pre-pay online by using the link and passcode below. If they choose to pre-pay, the student must bring their printed receipt on photo day as proof of payment and order confirmation.

Link: shop.legacystudios.com
Passcode: 7022F18A

CHHS Theatre Dinner & Kickoff

Thursday, Sep. 7th, 6:30pm

5401 Heritage Avenue

Colleyville, TX

Parent Spaghetti Dinner & Kickoff

Sept 7th at 6:30pm Panther Den

Meeting starts at 7:00 followed by NYC meeting at 7:45

Support CHHS Panther Choirs

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Support the CHHS Pantherettes

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SECRETS TO SPEND LESS FOR COLLEGE

The GCISD community is invited to attend CHHS PTSA’s first parent education program of the year at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 in the CHHS Lecture Hall. After a brief PTSA General Meeting, the hour-long program will offer parents lots of great, free advice about how to spend less to send your students to college, whether you make $70,000 or $700,000 a year. The program is most useful to parents of freshmen, sophomores and juniors. For more information, email Debra Hurley at debra_hurley@sbcglobal.net or go to chhsptsa.org.

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AP TEACHER MEET & GREET

Thursday, Sep. 21st, 6:30pm

5401 Heritage Avenue

Colleyville, TX

CHHS parents are invited to attend the AP Booster Club’s first program of year, an AP Teacher Meet & Greet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 in CHHS Library. Come find out what you need to know to help your students have a successful academic year in their AP and PreAP classes. AP teachers will take questions from the audience. Email Robyn Schmidt at krkcschmidt@gmail.com for more information.

2018 CHHS Yearbook

Please make sure to purchase your yearbook at the lowest price all year! Click here to buy the 2018 CHHS Yearbook.

CHHS Homecoming Dance

The annual CHHS Homecoming Dance is on Saturday, September 30th in Gym 1 from 7-10pm. All grades are welcome, and the attire is "dress to impress". Make sure to follow the CHHS PALS on Twitter @CHHS_PALS for more upcoming information.
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No parking in band lot

Please do not park in the band lot unless you have a band parking sticker.

VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECK

All volunteers at CHHS (and for any GCISD school) must complete the following Volunteer Background Authorization form online. All volunteers are required to reapply each year at this link. Click on Volunteer Handbook and complete this training for each school you will be volunteering at and also download the Application form to complete the Background Check:

Student Insurance Plans

GCISD has made available a supplemental accident insurance policy through Student Insurance Plans. Please click here for more information on Student Insurance Plans.

Free and Reduced Application

In accordance with program guidelines, the Free and Reduced application will be available online as part of skyward registration. When registering for the 2017-2018 school year, parents or guardians should complete the Free and Reduced application. For your convenience, the application may also be filled out anytime electronically by clicking here. If you do not have access to a computer, your campus will have one available for you to complete the online application. For those parents that still would like to complete a paper application, copies will be available at campus front offices or the Nutrition Services office. If you have any questions, please call 817-251-5617 or email athel.micka@gcisd.net

Counselor Connections

Please visit the counseling website by clicking here. You can find everything from transcript requests to our monthly newsletter to GPA/quartile cutoffs and much more!

Panther Applause

Make sure to be on the lookout for all the of the #CHPantherPride in the Panther Applause coming on Monday morning!

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.