Longhorn News

Week of 10/27/19

#NoExcusesNoAlibi

Miller's Message

Greetings Longhorn Nation!

  • We need 100% of our scholars to have a lunch application on file. Please complete the application today! Click the link to get started: https://childnutrition.chisd.net/


Why complete the application? Those who qualify are eligible for SAT/ACT fee waivers and potential college application fee waivers


  • It is imperative that scholars arrive at school on time each day. Doors to the building open at 7:45 AM. The tardy bell rings at 8:15 AM. Scholars who are persistently late will receive consequences. Scholars arriving late need to eat or discard of food before they will be allowed to report to class.


  • Help us help your scholar in the standard of dress. Slides/Hats/ DuRags are not allowed to be worn at school. If your scholar is caught wearing them during the day. They will be confiscated and can only be picked up by a parent. Identification badges must be worn and visible each day. Tights are never appropriate to wear to school. Dresses and skirts must be the appropriate length from the knee ( Top of a Horizontal ID from the Knee). Students that are not compliant will be placed in ISS each day.

  • Emergency Operation Drills
    We will be completing 2 major drills this week: Lock Down and Fire Drill


  • Random Tardy Sweeps

    This means our staff walks the halls after passing periods to make sure students are in class and not in the hallways. Students who are found in the hallway without a pass will receive consequences. Five minutes is a sufficient amount of time to get anywhere on our campus

Red Ribbon Week Dress Days

Monday, October 28

Nerd Day!

Be Smart...Don't Do Drugs!

Dress Like a Nerd


Tuesday, October 29

Twin Day

Double Up Against Drugs


Wednesday, October 30

Western Day-Lasso Up and Put an End to Drugs

Wear Your Western Attire


Thursday, October 31

Boo The Drugs Away

Wear Your favorite Costume ( No Mask or Face Paint)


Friday, November 1

Fan Friday

We are not Fans of Drugs

Wear your favorite Jersey!


Basic Rules for Dress Days:


  • STUDENTS NOT PARTICIPATING IN THEME DRESS DAYS MUST BE IN REGULAR SCHOOL DRESS CODE
  • No ripped or torn clothing
  • No tights/yoga pants of any kind or color
  • No tank tops/bare midriff shirts
  • No see-through clothing of any kind
  • Shorts/skirts must be fingertip length

Parent Classroom Visitation Request

  • Requests shall be submitted to the campus principal a minimum of 48 hours in advance to properly have administrative supervision.
  • All visitors to the school must conduct themselves so as not to interfere with the daily operation of the school program.
  • Visitors should not interact with the staff during instruction,
  • Visitors should not attempt to interact with students during the observation
  • Visitors should not cause a distraction or disruption to the educational process.
  • If the visit is deemed a distraction by either the teacher or principal, the visitor will be asked to end the observation.
  • No children or additional gues will be allowed to attend
  • Observations will be limited to 30 minutes

Have a Concern at CHHS?

We are often in classes offering support to teachers. We ask that you avoid showing up to the campus unannounced requesting meetings. We will often be unavailable. Please take the time to schedule a meeting with the appropriate individual, following the step below, and we will be happy to address any concerns you may have.


Step One: Contact the teacher/coach/or director and have a meeting/phone conference

Step Two: Contact the Grade Level Assistant Principal/Dean (all issues or grades) or Counselor (schedules/ mental health/academic advisement)

Step Three: Contact the Principal (if a school-wide concern, this becomes step one)

A Parent Must Have!!!

Family Access is a web-based service that allows parents/guardians to view school-related information on their students. Information available includes:

  • General student demographic information
  • Grades
  • Attendance
  • Schedules
  • Discipline records
  • Health records

The information in Family Access is 'real time' based on data in the District's Skyward Student Information Management System. However, remember that grades are 'fluid' and change daily/weekly as the teachers add assignments and grades to the system.

Family Access is secured by a unique username and password for each user to assure security and privacy.

CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE TO FAMILY ACCESS LOGIN PAGE


Forgot Your Login or Password:

If you have forgotten your username or password you can click the Forgot Password Link on the Family Access homepage, contact your student’s home campus office, or send an email to familyaccess@chisd.net.

Disruptions on Campus

Campus disruptions of any nature will not be tolerated by scholars or adults. We expect our scholars to come to school and learn. Incidents of physical or verbal aggression will not be tolerated and will be immediately addressed according to the Cedar Hill ISD Student Code of Conduct and the Employee Handbook. This includes any student instigating, attempting to film, attempting to view, or posting disruptions on social media. We want to utilize the standard of " If you know something, say something!" We have school resources officers, campus security, and administrators that your scholar can report information to at any time.

Selling of Snacks and/or Food by Students

Although it is a great entrepreneur skill, students are not allowed to sell any items in school such as the following:


Pasta Plates

Snacks, Drinks

Breakfast Burritos


If a scholar is caught selling items, everything will be confiscated and discarded at their expense.

Counterfeit Money

The money is fake but the consequences are real. Many students feel that passing counterfeit money is a cool thing to do to make a quick buck. If students are caught attempting to pass counterfeit money in CHHS they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Talk to your scholar about the consequences of this behavior. We have purchased counterfeit detection pens in every area that accepts cash.


If it is found that a person intentionally created or used counterfeit money to purchase goods in the United States, the crime can be punishable by up to $15,000 (or in very significant cases, more) or 15 years in prison.

Free Breakfast for ALL

Cedar Hill High School is proud to provide FREE breakfast to all scholars regardless of family income levels. The goal of the program is to increase access to school meals with the hope of reducing student hunger and some of the issues that go along with it!

Social Media Safety

Parents!


Social media can be a phenomenal source of communication, however, it also has the potential to be detrimental. Please speak with your scholar about the dangers of social media. Incidents from social media spill over to the school or home without the parent or administrators knowing about anything until it happens.


Know what your kids are doing and help us be able stop to issues that start via social media!

Early Out

We are extremely excited that your scholar may have late early out! Please keep in mind, that if your student has early out they are to be off-campus. We want to ensure the safety of every student, and when students are on campus with no teacher of record to supervise them, then it becomes tough! If students are unable to get off-campus in the appropriate time, their early out privilege will be revoked and we will assign them a class to attend.

Identification Badges

All students have received a 2019-2020 school ID

The ID is expected to be worn around the neck daily

  • In the event that they forget the ID, a temporary can be purchased for $1.00

  • If the scholar does not have a dollar, they can leave their phone as collateral and pay the dollar at the end of the day.

  • If they need to replace their ID the cost is $5.00

Parking Passes

All students who drive to school must have a Parking Decal to avoid receiving a fine.
  • The form can be picked up in the SRO office at CHHS
  • The student must have a valid Drivers License and proof of insurance.
  • The parking decal cost $25
  • Consequences for not having a parking pass will be tickets and potentially receiving a boot on the vehicle.

Bow Tie Tuesday

We are starting BOW TIE TUESDAY at Cedar Hill HS. The concept of Bow Tie Tuesday was originally created in an effort to inspire school spirit, increase morale and build team spirit among staff and students. Wear your bow tie every Tuesday! Encourage your scholar to wear them…. Let's build the Cedar Hill community together.

CHHS PTA News

Greetings Longhorn Family,


We hope everyone is doing well and staying dry and warm in this unpredictable Texas weather. As the 2nd marking period comes to a close, PTSA would like to encourage our scholars to be consistent and finish strong. It's not about how you start but how you finish! Wishing each scholar much success in their studies.


**OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT YOUR LONGHORN PTSA**



We have wrapped up one of our very important service projects and moving full speed ahead with our Shoe Drive.




Your CHHS/NGC PTSA is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser from October 15 to December 19 to raise funds for educators and scholars. CHHS/NGC PTSA will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected, as Funds2Orgs will issue a check for the collected shoes. Those dollars will benefit our scholars and educators by providing much needed materials for the classroom, fund scholarships, and educational programs for our scholars. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used and new shoes.


All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise (small business) partners. Funds2Orgs works with micro-entrepreneurs in helping them create, maintain and grow small businesses in developing countries where economic opportunity and jobs are limited. Proceeds from the sales of the shoes collected in shoe drive fundraisers are used to feed, clothe and house their families. One budding entrepreneur in Haiti even earned enough to send to her son to law school.


By donating gently worn, used and new shoes to the CHHS/NGC PTSA, the shoes will be given a second chance and make a difference in people’s lives around the world.



Primary Drop off locations:

Cedar Hill High School - 1 Longhorn Blvd, front lobby from 7:45PM - 3:45PM

Cedar Hill Ninth Grade Center - 1515 W. Beltline Rd, front office from 7:45PM - 3:45PM


Other Locations:

Cedar Hill Admin Building - 285 Uptown Blvd, front lobby from 8AM - 5PM

Frost Bank - 150 E Highway 67, Duncanville, TX, front lobby from 9AM - 5PM

Z Barber Shop - 325 W. Beltline, from 10A to 5PM Tuesday through Friday

Cedar Hill Public Library - 225 Cedar St, entrance lobby from 10AM to 6PM (closed on Sunday)

Cedar Hill Recreation Center - 310 E Parkerville Rd, front lobby from 5:30AM to 9:30PM



Best personal regards,


CHHS/NGC PTSA Executive Board

Tiffany Ingram, President

Teresa Clark-Muhammad, Vice President

Savanah Henley, Treasurer

Saundra Jones, Secretary

Melody Bradley, Parliamentarian


CHHS/NGC PTSA Committee Chairs

Adrian Jenkins, Membership

Bershatta Major, Fundraising

Ida Gent, Hospitality

Veronica Hutchings, Social Media

Tauncia Franklin, Parent Volunteer Committee (PVC) 2021

Michelle Brightmon, Parent Volunteer Committee (PVC) 2022


"We are Longhorn Proud! Thank you for your continued support."

Principal Advisory Council

The PAC will be comprised of 9th to 12th grade students who will provide their unique perspective in order to communicate and facilitate action towards solving school-related issues at the campus level. Members of the PAC will serve as the voice of the student body and offer feedback directly to the principal.

Students will need to commit to being a member of the Principal’s Advisory Council for one year and will meet monthly. Some of the responsibilities of the PAC members should include monthly problem-solving sessions around community issues, opportunities to hear from guest speakers, action meetings to tackle school-specific topics, and participation in school-wide events held throughout the year.


The link to the application has been emailed to your student's CHHS email. It will close on October 31 at 4:00 PM.


https://forms.gle/5YRCdnZj7KgNqjgF7

All Pro Dads of CHHS


Please take note of the All-Pro Dads Breakfast for the 19-20 School Year!


November 1- ECA

January 31- 9th and 10th Grade

March 5 -11th Grade

April 24- 12th Grade



Ronnie Jessie, CHHS Chapter Leader 214-356-6953
Larry Jones, CHHS Co-Chapter Leader 214-475-1422

Site Based Decision Making Committee

November 2019

Time : 4:00 PM

Location: Library

Senior Corner

All senior information can be found at the following link:


https://www.chisd.net/domain/718


Grambling College Visit

Thanks for coming!


University of Texas- Austin

Thanks for coming!


Southern University- Baton Rouge

Thanks for coming!

Food Deliveries to Campus

Cedar Hill High School is a closed campus and will not allow food deliveries via UberEats, DoorDash,GrubHub, etc. Students who violate this policy, will be subject to consequences and their food WILL NOT be delivered. Food Deliveries are only allowed by parents, guardians, or someone listed on the emergency contact list for the student and must be received in the main office before the assigned lunch period. Lunch will not be extended because a students was waiting on food.


We welcome parents to come and eat with their scholar. Please email the appropriate grade level administrator 24 hours prior to wanting to visit.

Longhorn Stadium Policy

The district's guidelines for Longhorn Stadium are as follows:

  • All middle school-aged children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • All visiting teams and fans should enter on Somerset Road to access visitors parking lot.
  • Ticket sales will end at 9:25 p.m. and the stadium gates close at 9:30 p.m.
  • To ensure your safety at Longhorn Stadium, bags or purses are not allowed inside the stadium.
  • Clear totes, plastic storage bags and small clutches are allowed inside the stadium.
  • All Students must have their school-issued ID. Showing your Skyward account will not work!

Yearbook Sales, Senior Ads, Picture Retakes, Senior Picture Retakes, and more

Lunch Application 2019-2020

All CHISD students need to complete the Lunch Application! The district has a goal of 100% of our parents complete the application. If you have not completed the application, please do so.

Dangers of Vaping

E-Cigarettes, Vapes, and Juul's are a nationwide problem. Cedar Hill HS , would like to provide you some informational resources so that you are in the know of the dangers that E-Cigarettes pose.

2019-2020 Dress Code

Scholars are expected to be in compliance each day. Please review the dress code with your child.

Bus Transportation Information for 2019-2020

arrive 5-7 minutes early to his or her route If you have questions or concerns email Letiticia Brown at letitia.brown@firstgroup.com or Evonne Stewart at evonne.stewart@firstgroup.com. You can also call 972-293-8531.

New Counseling Assignments for 2019-2020

Camille Vaughn

Lead Academic Counselor

Last Name A-Ed

Email: camille.vaughn@chisd.net

(469) 272-2000 Ext. 7023


Kimberly Burns

Counselor

Last Name Eg-Ka

Email: kimberly.burns@chisd.net

(469) 272-2000 Ext. 702


Bonnie Baker

Counselor

Last Name Ke-Rod

Email: bonita.baker@chisd.net

(469) 272-2000 Extension 7170


Patrice Gray

Counselor

Last Name Rog-Z

Email: patrice.gray@chisd.net

(469) 272-2000 Extension 724

CHHS Administrative Staff

Jason Miller

Campus Principal

jason.miller@chisd.net


William Petty

Associate Principal

12th Grade Students

william.petty@chisd.net


Traci Bragg

Assistant Principal

traci.bragg@chisd.net

11th grade Students


Keric McGowan

Assistant Principal

keric.mcgowan@chisd.net

10th Grade Students and General HS 9th Grade Students


Nicki Edwards

ECA Principal

nikisha.edwards@chisd.net

ECA Students

Contact for Dual Credit and Advanced Placement


Shanta Mackey

Dean of Instruction

shanta.mackey@chisd.net

Volleyball vs Mansfield

Tuesday, Oct. 29th, 5:30pm

301 J Elmer Weaver Freeway

Cedar Hill, TX

JV Football vs Mansfield

Thursday, Oct. 31st, 5:30pm

1 Longhorn Boulevard

Cedar Hill, TX

Varsity Football vs Mansfield

Friday, Nov. 1st, 7:30pm

3700 East Broad Street

Mansfield, TX

ECA All Pro Dad Breakfasts

Friday, Nov. 1st, 7:30-8am

1 Longhorn Boulevard

Cedar Hill, TX

RSVP by 10/30/19 so we can prepare the correct amount of food.


This breakfast will be for all ECA dads, mentors, and father-like individuals.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.