20 years of Pride at Colleyville Heritage High School
Well, Panthers, the final day is upon us, and it is hard to believe that we have come so far over this past year. The Class of 2017 will truly go down as one of the BEST in CHHS history. They have demonstrated PRIDE in every situation. This class set many school records this year with the largest number of National Merit Finalists in school history; the CHHS choir was selected as THE state honor choir; we have two debate students that earned the ranking of one of the top four debate teams in the country; and, athletics amassed five district team championships and sent a large numbers of regional and state qualifiers to represent CHHS on a state level. I could fill up this edition of Panther Pause with the accolades of this great class, but I won't. Instead, I want to focus on how bright the future of our community is with such a great group to lead us into the future. I could not be more proud to be the principal at CHHS, and more importantly, to call this community my home. Thanks for a GREAT year seniors, and I wish you the best of luck. I am filled with PRIDE every day because of the excellence you have demonstrated, day in and day out, during your time at CHHS. Have a great summer and get ready Class of 2018, because the bar has been set very high. As always, GO PANTHERS!!
Dr. Lance Groppel
One of the two things that I enjoy most about attending Colleyville Heritage High School is the pride students take in being a panther. Whether it is cheering on the football team or excelling in class, students at Colleyville Heritage always aspire to exceed expectations.
Another thing that I appreciate about Colleyville Heritage High School is the bond created between classmates and teammates. We have the privilege to collaborate with various individuals throughout the year, and only at Colleyville Heritage do our interpersonal relationships get stronger while facing adversity.
- Nick Balsano
MAY VOLUNTEER HOURS
It’s time to submit the number of adult volunteer hours you volunteered in MAY 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.
IMPORTANT Counseling Office Information
Juniors who failed either semester of English I, II, or III- You MUST earn those credits BEFORE you can start English IV next fall. See your counselor for options ASAP!
HELP US GRANT THE THOMPSON FAMILY WISH!
In January, the GCISD community tragically lost our long time Buster Mascot, Jaydan Thompson to cancer. His family's wish is to have Jaydan's Buster costume as a keepsake. Please help us meet our $4000 goal to grant their wish! Any amount is appreciated. Local businesses can also donate and even 'sponsor' the mascots to have their business name displayed on the mascot for years to come! Funds collected above the mascot needs will be donated to the family to cover medical and funeral expenses.
Donate at this link... https://www.gofundme.com/5686g-thompson-family-wish
If you would prefer to write a check or know a business that would like to sponsor the entire cost of costume, please contact Robyn Schmidt at email@example.com. Checks can be made out to CHHS with Mascot costumes in Subject line.
Thank you for helping grant this wish for this Panther family! Jaydan's WARRIOR SPIRIT lives on!!
We are also looking for students interested in being a mascot during the 2017-2018 season. Please contact Mascot Coach Sam Charny at firstname.lastname@example.org or go by his room A305 for more information on being a CHHS Panther mascot next year.
SUMMER FOOD DRIVE FOR GRACE: LAST CHANCE TO DONATE!
"Feed Our Kids" donations are needed! GRACE provides meals for under-privileged children in the GCISD area all summer long. On your next trip to Costco or another grocery, grab an extra box of individually, pre-packaged food or drinks. CHHS PTSA will have a collection box in the main office through the end of the day Thursday. Here are some ideas for donations: granola bars, cookies, fruit snacks, crackers, chips, water bottles, gatorades, juice boxes. Any individually-wrapped, pre-packaged item that won't spoil over the summer is perfect. For more information, contact Summer Little at email@example.com.
Support the Premier Panteras
APRIL VOLUNTEER HOURS
It’s time to submit the number of adult volunteer hours you volunteered in APRIL 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.
STAAR/STAAR EOC Results Update
All STAAR results from the spring 2017 administration will be released throughout the summer. The Texas Education Agency Student Data Online Portal will open on June 2 for STAAR End of Course Exams (EOCs) and then June 14 for all remaining exams. STAAR 5th/8th Grade (Math and Reading) exams have already been released and are available in the online portal.
To review the results through the online portal, parents can log into Skyward Family Access to find their Unique Access Code. For instructions on retrieving the Unique Access Code, visit our information page.
Starting with this Spring’s results, TEA has redesigned the confidential student report. To learn more about the update, please visit TEA’s New STAAR Report Card website. The confidential student reports will be mailed to parents after the following dates:
STAAR EOCs - June 22
All other exams (Grades 3 - 8) - August 8
SENIORS 2018 SIGN UP HERE
CHHS PTSA has set up a 2018 Senior site.We will post news, events and reminders, collect pics for a slideshow and post info on all things relating to Seniors 2018! Join now by clicking on the link to request access. Please share with your friends and neighbors! This is a closed, private site, and will give you access to tons of upcoming information for next year. Please send your student's name for verification. We are looking forward to a great year ahead!
2018 Senior Yearbook Pictures
Community Scholar Ambassador Program (CSAP)
Full program guidelines for the Class of 2017, general guidelines for 2018 and beyond, and service hour logs can be found on the CSAP Website.
Deadline to submit hours for community service performed from June 2, 2016 4:01 p.m.-June 1, 2017 4:00 p.m.:
Class of 2017: The deadline has passed. No more hours are being accepted for the Class of 2017.
Class of 2018, 2019, 2020: June 1, 2017
Place service hour logs in the red CSAP box in the counseling office. MAKE A COPY OF YOUR SERVICE HOUR LOG FOR YOUR RECORDS PRIOR SUBMITTING
Students who have served 100+ approved hours are listed by Class on the following Google Sheet. This document does not contain total hours. Contact Robin Davis in the Counseling Office if you need your total number of approved hours.
Class of 2017 ONLY: If your name does not appear on this list and you submitted 100+ hours as set forth in the guidelines, please contact Mrs. Benvegnu at 817-354-9170 to address any discrepancy.
Class of 2017 academic requirements for the program will be verified by the counselors in early May. The final Class of 2017 list of approved Community Scholar Ambassadors will posted in the Panther Pause mid May.
CSAP Cords for graduation are scheduled to be sold through the counseling office during the same time frame as senior checkout. Counselors are verifying academic requirements for the program during the first half of May. The Panther Pause will have a link to the final list of Community Scholars and Ambassadors, and information regarding cord purchase once the academic requirements for the program are verified. No cords will be sold until academic requirements for the program are verified.
For information on current volunteer opportunities check out this Google Doc.
Questions regarding the program can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADULT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
GCISD needs your help with the annual Back-to-School Fair, Saturday, Aug. 5, from 9 am - 12 p.m. at Grapevine High School. GCISD partners with CONNECT; the Women's Division of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce; and the Grapevine-Colleyville Education Foundation to provide backpacks and school supplies to approximately 1,300 pre-registered GCISD students. Spanish speaking volunteers are especially needed. Please consider signing up to help during the fair at this time at this link.