Panther Pause

Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence

5.13.16

Dear Parents and Students,


It is hard to believe the school year is winding down so quickly. Our prom will be this Saturday, and we all look forward to seeing over 500 students dressed up and ready to enjoy the evening. We also have our baseball team still in the playoffs, and we are rooting for them in game two tonight against Keller. As we continue to wind the year down, we ask that our students do their best to stay focused and finish strong. We have had an amazing year, and I want that momentum to carry us to the end. This week I have been honored to witness many of our seniors receive scholarships from local organizations based on community service and character. I say it all the time, "We have the BEST kids in North Texas." I also want to give a shout out to our LaCrosse teams (Boys and Girls) for the amazing season they are having and for representing our community so well. Good luck this weekend!


Please enjoy this week's edition of Panther Pause, and help us get all of our students to June!


Panther Pride,

Conrad Streeter

CHHS Principal

#CHPantherPride

student voice

As a current freshman student at CHHS, what advice could you offer to any incoming freshman student next year to better prepare them for high school?


The first bit of advice I would give is to always make sure to put your school work first. You may want to put athletics or extra-curricular activities first, but if you're not passing, you won't be able to do anything else. Also, if you aren't involved in any sports or programs, find one - there are over 100 programs and activities to choose from at CHHS. It always helps me to go to football whenever I've had a bad day at school. Find something you're good at and enjoy, and use it to get your mind off of homework or projects.


- Joe Sluder

Panther Baseball

CHHS Baseball players are still selling Ranger Tickets. Prices are reduced up to 33% from gate prices. All games are available except opening day. Please see a player if you want to purchase.


Schedule as follows:

The Varsity team continues playoffs and are on to Area. They will play Keller Indians in the next round and all games will be played at Prosper High School, 301 Eagle Dr, Prosper, TX

Game 1: Thursday, 5/12/16 at 7pm

Game 2: Friday, 5/13/16 at 7pm

Game 3 (if needed): Saturday, 5/14/16 at 12pm


Come support your Panthers as they continue their playoff rounds! All voices of support are needed and greatly appreciated!

APRIL VOLUNTEER HOURS

Last chance to submit the number of adult volunteer hours you volunteered in APRIL for any CHHS organization. PTSA collects CHHS’s total 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: http://www.chhsptsa.org/

submit-volunteer-hours.

Volleyball Fundraiser

CHHS Volleyball will be having a car wash on Saturday, May 14 at the 7-Eleven on Glade and 121 from 9am- 4pm.

Special Olympics Car Wash

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CHHS Cheer Fundraiser

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PTSA AWARDS PRESENTATION

Please join us for our annual Awards Presentation for Destination Imagination, Reflections, Teacher Scholarships, Senior Scholarships and PTA Member Awards on Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 pm in the CHHS Library.

ACER DRIVER ED ONLINE

Need your kid to take Driver’s Ed this summer or next fall? Sign-up for Acer Online Driver Ed for your student with this coupon and Acer will make a donation to CHHS PTSA!

Yearbook Distribution Day

Yearbook Distribution Day is on Wednesday, May 18th during all lunches in the Panther Den. If you did not order a yearbook and are in need of one of the few extra ones, please contact Brandie Moravek at brandie.moravek@gcisd.net.

SENIOR BACCALAUREATE

This student-led, optional, motivational ceremony that honors our 2016 graduates is right around the corner! Invitation is attached. Come hear our student speakers as well as the wonderful Mr. Ryan Young: familiar face around CHHS as volunteer football coach; also former NFL player, mentor, FCA director and theology student! NOTE CHANGE OF TIME AND PLACE due to scheduling conflict at CHHS: ceremony to be held at 121 Community Church, 840 Mustang Dr., Grapevine (by Tinseltown) and time is now at 2:00 on Sunday, May 22nd. Seniors need to arrive in graduation gown (no caps, collars, cords) at 1:30. The ceremony will last no longer than an hour and there will be refreshments following. If you can help the students and parents who have stepped up to chair a committee or donate items like helium, decorations or cookies, please sign up on Sign-Up Genius: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0D48ABAA29A46-chhs .


Any questions contact Carla Harrison-Ducros 817-703-5040 or Carolyn Ann Walgren 817-300-4435.

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Senior Awards Ceremony

The annual Senior Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 25th, at 6:30 p.m. in the CHHS auditorium to recognize all students being offered scholarships or awards. All students being recognized will be emailed an invitation prior to the ceremony.


Please contact your student's counselor if you have any questions.

Have a great day!

SENIOR CLASS BREAKFAST

Join the CHHS PTSA as we serve breakfast following Graduation Practice and prior to Field Day - starts about 9:30 am on Wednesday, June 1. Your volunteer participation and/or donation is appreciated and ensures we can host the best next to last event at CHHS! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ca8ac28a3fd0-senior2

PARENT SIGN UP FOR SENIOR FIELD DAY

Remember when our kids loved Field Day in Elementary school? Well, here’s one last chance to watch our young adults just have fun with their friends before they graduate high school. Following Graduation Practice at CHHS on Wednesday morning, June 1, PTSA will serve breakfast to the 2016 grads prior to Field Day. All senior parents are welcome to join in the fun. Sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ca8ac28a3fd0-senior2

or email Carla Harrison-Ducros at cducros@verizon.net with questions. You can also go to

https://chhs2016.shutterfly.com/ for more CHHS senior information.

Panoramic Senior Class 2016 Picture

The Senior Class of 2016 had a senior panoramic picture taken last week. If you would like to view the picture and purchase one for $15, please go to photos.legacystudios.com and enter password 7022M161. It looks awesome!

Positive Balances for Seniors

Attention Graduating Seniors, if you have a positive balance on your cafeteria account, you need to stop by the cafeteria and receive a refund before the last day of school. Anything over $100 will be handled through the Nutrition Services office. Please contact your cafeteria manager or Nutrition Services office 817-251-5617 or email athel.micka@gcisd.net.

Senior Assistance

As we come to the end of the school year and upon graduation, the Go Center would like to be sure we have met the needs of all our senior students in finding post-secondary plans that best benefit them and their future. If you have a senior that is still in need of assistance or guidance, please advise them to come to the Go Center and we will be happy to help them research and finalize their plan. If you as a parent have any questions, Kaci Strother, our Go Center coordinator, can meet with you by appointment or contact her at ext. 4711.

2018 Class Council Whataburger Night

Want to help out a good cause AND raise money for your Prom? Or are you just really hungry? If so, we've got good news for you! The 2018 Class Council is hosting a Whataburger Night on Thursday, May 19th from 5 - 8 pm. Come to the Whataburger off Highway 121 and Glade Road and bring a friend! The first 10 people will win a prize! See you there!

VOLUNTEER FOR MAIN STREET DAYS!

Parents and students are invited to volunteer taking tickets at the main gate during Main Street Days May 20-22.Students can receive volunteer hours for all shifts. For every hour that students and adults work, the city of Grapevine donates an hourly wage to PTSA, so you’ll earn volunteer hours and free money for PTSA!


For shifts and availability, please click on the link below and use the password for access. Here is the link: http://grapevinecvb.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=12594 Password: gate8

CHOIR CONCERT MAY 24

The CHHS community is cordially invited to attend the Panther Choir’s 2016 Spring Concert starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 in CHHS Auditorium. You don’t want to miss the finale of this year’s award-winning choral department, featuring 6 different choirs and 7 All-State UIL winners. Admission is free. Dessert and refreshments will be available after the concert. CHHS families are also encouraged to eat in or takeout at Chili’s (2810 Hwy. 121 at Glade) before or after the concert as a choir fundraiser.

CHHS Panther Cheer Sponsorship!

Do you have a business that could benefit from being a CHHS Cheer Sponsor? We have several packages to choose from, starting as low as $100!


Our cheerleaders work hard throughout the year to support all of our athletic programs, faculty and the community - won't you help us by sponsoring our girls! The deadline is Tuesday, May 31st.


If you have any questions or would like to be a 2016-17 Sponsor, please contact:

Amra Mason - amramason@gmail.com or

Susan Baum - susanbaum5@yahoo.com

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Senior 2017 Yearbook Pictures

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Click here to schedule your Class of 2017 Senior Yearbook Picture. Please know that this will be the only available dates and times. If you do not get your senior picture taken, you will not be in the yearbook.

SENIORS: JOIN OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Only 20 Days until Graduation!!! Stay informed on Senior events to the end of the year on the official CHHS website for Class of 2016. Lots of events are happening! 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 at https://chhs2016.shutterfly.com

Community Scholar Ambassador Program

The list of senior students who have completed 100+ hours of approved community service as of March 31, 2016 is posted on the Community Service bulletin board in the Panther Den. Academic requirements for the program are being verified by counselors. The final list of Community Scholar Ambassadors and Community Ambassadors will be posted mid May.


Community Scholar Ambassadors will have an opportunity to purchase cords for $15 during Senior Checkout.

Seniors with questions regarding their service hours may contact Cecilia Benvegnu at 817-354-9170.

The deadline for freshmen, sophomores and juniors to submit service hours is June 2 at 4:00 p.m.

Attendance problems? We can help!

GCISD is offering classes that can help support you in your understanding

of compulsory attendance laws as well as insight into how you can turn your

absences into learning experiences and personal growth.


Attending the GCISD Why Try? Classes will support you and a parent on your

journey. Classes are one Saturday a month from 8-11am AND you can receive

double seat time hours if you and a parent attend. That's six hours of seat time

for only three hours of your time! Interested? Click here for details!


Classes are available on the following dates:

Feb. 6 & 20

Mar. 5

Apr. 9 & 30

May 21

PREP Program

If your student is in need of tutoring, seat time or community service hours, check out PREP. Late bus drop off locations - 360/Mid-Cities, GMS and Grapevine Mills Mall


Tutoring Schedule

Monday - Math, English, Biology, Chemistry, Social Studies

Tuesday - Math, Chemistry,

Wednesday - Math, Chemistry, Spanish

Thursday - Math, Chemistry, Physics

Panther Basketball Camps

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Involving Parents in the process of learning

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CHHS PTSA WANTS ASSISTANT CHAIRS!

Good news — the CHHS PTSA board is full for next year. But we are still looking for parents and community members interesting in being assistant chairpersons on several committees — half the work but twice the fun - while you help our campus and students be the best they can be. Some assistant positions open include Legislative; Hospitality; Reflections; Scholarships; Staff Appreciation; Awards & Recognition; Healthy Lifestyles; Community Liaison; Destination Imagination; Volunteers; and Membership.

Want more information? Email Robyn Schmidt at krkcschmidt@gmail.com.

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

Be sure to like or 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 #CHPantherPride 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.