Panther Pause

21 years of Pride at Colleyville Heritage High School

9.15.17

Panthers,


It is amazing to think that we are a month into the school year already, but I guess time flies when you are having fun!! Man, we are having lots of fun at CHHS right now. I got the opportunity to visit several classrooms this week and it makes me excited to see what our teachers and students are accomplishing together. I really enjoyed our Open House this past Monday; it was great to see all of the parents visit CHHS to meet their students' teachers. This level of collaboration is vital to each student's success, so if you weren't able to attend, I would encourage you to reach out to your child's teacher to establish a relationship to help support the success of your student.


Our students continue to amaze me with their performances, both on the field and in the fine arts arena. If you haven't had the chance to see the Panther Band halftime show, I would strongly encourage you to catch the next performance of Cosmos - it is a fantastic show with a great representation of PRIDE!! Our state-ranked volleyball team has started off 2-0 in district with a big match tonight at home against Richland - come out and support them at 6:30pm. As soon as the volleyball game is finished, make your way to the football game at Pennington Field as our young men take on the Trinity Trojans. You will get the chance to see CHHS PRIDE on full display by our football team, cheerleaders, Panteras, Pep Boys, Panther Band, and of course, our student body as they cheer on our team to victory. Have a great weekend and GO PANTHERS!!


Dr. Lance Groppel

CHHS Principal

#CHPantherPride

Student Voice

Define what PRIDE at CHHS means to you.


At CHHS, pride is a factor that affects us all. As a school we are all proud of something we have done individually or together. Whether it be passing a test, or winning a game, there is something we have done that has contributed in shaping what we know as CHHS pride. Our school's pride is unique and unlike any others. Through our successes and failures we unite as one and display our spirit in everything we do. Pride is what shapes us as students, individuals, and as a school. Panther pride never dies!


- Olivia Rothgeb

Panther Football

It’s GAME Day! Friday, September 15th CHHS Panthers vs. Trinity @Pennington Field 7:30PM. Come out and show your Panther PRIDE!


CHHS Football Game Schedules:

Freshman Red TBD @CHHS 5:30PM

Freshman Black Sept 27th CHHS vs. Fort Worth Dunbar @CHHS 7:00PM

JV Sept 27th CHHS vs. Fort Worth Dunbar @Dunbar High School 6PM

Varsity Varsity Sept 15th CHHS Panthers vs. Trinity @Pennington Field 7:30PM


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


Football Parent Volunteers Needed:

Football parent volunteers are needed - please sign up here! Sign up to support our players and coaches. Varsity Brotherhood meal schedule volunteers needed here. Varsity Tailgate volunteers needed here. Varsity (Away side) Concession Stand needs are here.

CHHS Football Tickets

Make sure to purchase your CHHS Football game tickets by clicking here. There will be no football tickets sales during school at CHHS. You can purchase your football tickets using the provided link above or at the gate using a credit card or cash.

Panther Volleyball

The Lady Panthers will be playing in action at home tonight, Friday, September 15! Freshmen and JV at 5:30pm, Varsity immediately after.


Lady Panther Volleyball takes on Birdville at home this Tuesday (9/19) and GRAPEVINE at home on Friday (9/22)! Freshman and JV matches will be played at 5:30 and Varsity will play at 6:30. Please come show your PANTHER PRIDE!

Support the 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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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 TWO opportunities left: September 16 and 23. Please click here to reserve your free yearbook sitting so that you are included in the 2018 CHHS Yearbook.

CHHS Hopecoming

SHIRTS ARE NOW IN THE SPIRIT SHOP!! The CHHS PALS and The Pride yearbook staff will be selling CHHS HOPEcoming shirts with 100% of the proceeds going toward our partnered school, Bridge City High School. Instead of spending $150+ on a mum or garter, please consider donating that money to a greater cause by bringing HOPE to a school that was closed for several weeks due to Hurricane Harvey.


Any student that donates more than $20 will receive this shirt to wear to the homecoming pep rally and game. These will be made available every day in the Spirit Shop during all lunches starting on Monday, September 18th.

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CHHS Homecoming Dance

The annual CHHS Homecoming Dance is on Saturday, September 30th in Gym 1 from 7-10pm. Tickets will be sold in the Spirit Shop during all lunches from September 18-29. 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 or watch the video!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=eCwrMgsDmUo

PROJECT GRADUATION

CHHS PTSA is excited to bring Project Graduation to the class of 2018! Project Graduation is a program designed to keep our seniors off the roads on graduation night in a safe, overnight lock-in event which is alcohol and drug free. We need your help! We need your ideas, your time, your services and your skills. We need to raise approximately $25,000 to provide our kids with a memorable event that is at no cost to them. Please help us start a new CHHS tradition for our kids! We can provide them with a safe, fun and memorable celebration with your help!


The event will be at Dave and Buster’s in Euless on May 31 and include tons of food and fun activities like games, karaoke, a hypnotist, comedian or magician, plus prizes and giveaways. We hope to give away a car; and $50 cash to each student who attends but it all depends on you! If you can help by volunteering or donating funds, or if you own or know of a local business that would like to donate or be a sponsor, please sign up on the sign up genius link.


Fundraising has already begun!

You can help now by selling or purchasing tickets for our 50/50 drawing that will take place every HOME football game at Mustang Panther stadium! To purchase, look for our volunteers in the parking lot during tailgating, at the front gates, in the concession area and stands selling tickets until half time. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. The winner gets half the pot and the rest goes to Project Graduation. Help us by signing up for a shift to sell tickets! Students can also volunteer for service hours!! Have them bring their card to be signed. Click on the link to volunteer.

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Students Standing Strong

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Go Center

Seniors:

Have you submitted your college applications yet? The Go Center is available for appointments to assist you with your college process or answer any questions you might have. We are available before and after school, during lunch and during your senior releases. In addition, scholarship opportunities are being updated in the GCISD website and will also be posted on the Go Center Scholarship wall.

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CHHS Athletic Trainers help bring awareness for breast cancer

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Panther Baseball

Baseball will be selling stadium chairs at most CHHS home football games! Support your CHHS Baseball!
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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.

Join DECA today!

DECA is a nonprofit education association that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality management in high schools and colleges around the globe, and is available to any student 9th - 12th grade enrolled at Colleyville Heritage High School.


Why Join DECA?

  • DECA is a nationally recognized association and membership looks great on college applications and resumes.
  • You can network and make friends with members at CHHS, around Texas, and throughout the U.S.
  • Membership will provide you with the following:
    • Leadership development and achievement
    • Scholarship and prize opportunities
    • Career development and preparation
    • Community service experiences
    • Challenging competitive events
    • Networking opportunities
    • Participation in social activities designed for CHHS members
    • Travel/field trip opportunities


How to Join?

See Ms. Neal in room F155 for membership forms. You may email with any questions: stephanie.neal@gcisd.net. Local businesses and community membership are also eligible and encouraged to join DECA and help support Collevyille Heritage DECA club!

Support the CHHS Pantherettes

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Support the CHHS Panteras

The CHHS Panteras are having a restaurant fundraiser at the Black Walnut Cafe in Colleyville on Tuesday September 19th. 15% of all proceeds will go to the Panteras!
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SENIORS 2018 WEBSITE

CHHS PTSA has set up a 2018 Senior website. PTSA 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 (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!

CHHS Graduation Requirements

Did you know? You can now log in to your Skyward Family Access and see your student's Graduation Requirements that are completed and that are in progress. Just click on the Graduation Requirements tab on the left. If you feel like there is a requirement missing, please contact your counselor via email.

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

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 APBC’s Secretary Robyn Schmidt at krkcschmidt@gmail.com for more information.

Save the Date – Fall Choir Concert

The Fall Concert for the Panther Choirs is October 3rd at 7pm in the CHHS Auditorium. Please save the date!

Support CHHS Soccer

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BOOT CAMP FOR THE PSAT/NMSQT® TEST

WHEN: Monday, October 9 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

WHERE: CHHS Classrooms

  • 30:1 Student Teacher Ratio

WHY: Offered just days before 9th, 10th and 11th graders take the PSAT/NMSQT® test, this timely course is designed to boost your student’s test-taking strategies.

CONCEPTS: Reading Comprehension, Writing, Math

  • Students will need to bring a calculator.

COST: $40

  • Lunch will be provided.
  • Reduced fee for free/reduced lunch students (email for details).

REGISTER ONLINE: chhsapboosters.com Space is limited.

Email: chhsapboosters@gmail.com


PSAT/NMSQT® is a registered trademark of the College Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which were not involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.

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Junior Pantera Dance Clinic

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Wreath Fundraiser

Our CHHS Softball Team will be selling holiday evergreens! You can purchase them online by clicking here or with a softball player now through November 1. Please support our goal to raise money for backstop padding to keep dirt on the field. Contact Becky Davis with any questions at pbdavis123@verizon.net

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Yearbook Pictures

Yearbook Picture Day for all 9-11 graders were on September 6 or September 7. If you forgot to order pictures, please call Legacy Studios at 1-800-348-4360. All picture retakes are on Tuesday, October 10th during all lunches in Gym 1 behind the bleachers.

CHHS SENIOR 2018 LUNCHEON

PTSA and the CHHS administration are celebrate our 2018 seniors with an annual fall cookout! The Senior 2018 Luncheon will be Friday, Oct. 13, at CHHS from 11:20 a.m.-1:20 p.m. during all lunch periods. Senior parents are invited to make this CHHS tradition a fun day! Click on the sign up genius to help at the event or donate items.


We will also be collecting picture posters of each senior to use for decorating at the event. Some poster examples are below. You can be creative or simple. You can use pictures from just high school or from kindergarten through senior year. Our goal is for EVERY senior to have one! We will send more information on when and where to drop off posters closer to the event. Your poster will be returned to you after the luncheon. For more senior information and senior event dates, join our Senior 2018 website!

2018 CHHS Yearbook

The yearbook price goes up again at midnight on October 27th! Please make sure to purchase your yearbook by midnight on Friday, October 27th! Click here to buy the 2018 CHHS Yearbook.

2018 Senior Ad in the yearbook

It's time to buy your 2018 Senior Ad for the 2017-2018 CHHS Yearbook! Please click here for more information. You can easily purchase your Senior Ad now at the cheapest price before Friday, November 17th, and then submit all of your information and pictures by the final deadline on January 19th.

CHHS Twitter

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @CHPantherPride for all of the most recent day-to-day CHHS information!

GCISD App

The GCISD App is now live! Click here to get all of the most up-to-date information from your phone!

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 check out our #CHPantherPride in the weekly Panther Applause!

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.