Panther Pause

21 years of Pride at Colleyville Heritage High School

9.22.17

Panthers,


Throughout this week, you have seen several recognitions of the wonderful things students at CHHS have accomplished. Last week, we were able to announce the TWENTY students that were recognized as National Merit Semi-Finalists. This number is more than CHHS and GHS combined last year. This is a huge accomplishment by these students, and truly is a representation of PRIDE from these students and teachers. I look forward to many more records being broken this year at CHHS.


Speaking of recording breaking, I was very proud of the Panther PRIDE on display at the football game last Friday night. It was truly a special night for all of those involved. Beyond the success of the football team, all of our student performances were amazing and represented our school with PRIDE. The volleyball team is rolling right along in their district schedule leading to their big matchup with our crosstown friends tonight at 5:30pm. I am truly amazed every day with our students and the sense of community in supporting each other with every aspect of our school. Next week is our homecoming week, which is always a great time to show our Panther PRIDE. I look forward to seeing everyone at those events. Have a great weekend and GO PANTHERS!!



Dr. Lance Groppel

CHHS Principal

#CHPantherPride

Student Voice

Define what PRIDE at CHHS means to you.


To me, pride represents an ideal that everyone at CHHS should strive for, to reach excellence in everything you do and to always give your all. The word pride almost issues a challenge to those who understand it, how proud can you make your friends, your family, your teachers, and your school as a whole. At CHHS, I feel that many people embrace this ideal and eventually reach it by the end of their four years. Countless students make this a goal in all different fields, and those who really commit achieve it every year, and that is something to be proud of.


- Clark Schlachter

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 Wed, 9/27 DHJ vs. CHHS @Mustang Panther Stadium 5:30PM

Freshman Black Black Wed, 9/27 Dunbar vs. CHHS @Mustang Panther Stadium 7PM

JV Wed, 9/27 CHHS vs. Dunbar @Dunbar High School 6:00PM

Varsity Thurs, 9/28 Dunbar vs. CHHS @Panther Stadium HOMECOMING


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.

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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

Tonight, the Lady Panthers will be playing a huge district game versus cross town rival Grapevine. Varsity will play at 5:30pm. The freshmen and JV will start immediately following the conclusion of the varsity match. Come out and support your Lady Panthers as we fight in the race for the district championship.


Next week, the Lady Panthers will play two home games. Tuesday we will play FW Polytechnic and Friday we will play FW Dunbar. Freshman and JV will start at 5:30pm and varsity will follow.


We look forward to seeing some huge crowds out TONIGHT and next week showing your support for the Lady Panthers volleyball teams.

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Support CHHS Soccer

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2018 Senior Yearbook Pictures

If your senior student did not get his/her senior yearbook picture taken yet on one of the ten days provided, you only have ONE MORE opportunity left: THIS Saturday, September 23. Please click here to reserve your free yearbook sitting so that you are included in the 2018 CHHS Yearbook.

Canine Car Wash Challenge

Saturday, September 23rd 10AM-2PM @Classic Chevrolet

Come out and support CHHS Panther football team as they face off in the Classic Canine Car Wash Challenge! Players from CHHS vs. GHS to raise funds for DFW Rescue Me. The team that raises the most money will receive $1000 prize from Classic Chevrolet for their booster club. Come out and get your car washed and show your Panther PRIDE!

CHHS 2017 Marvelous Homecoming Week

Monday - Wear green for the Hulk to "Smash the Wildcats"

Tuesday - Wear red, white, and blue for Captain America to "Defend the House"

Wednesday - Dress as a super hero to "Suit Up to Beat the Wildcats"

  • Parade, Pep Rally, and Fireworks begin at 6:30pm

Thursday - Wear red and black as "Avengers Assemble"

  • Football game starts at 7pm

Friday - Dress in pajamas because it's "Friday to the Rescue!"

Saturday - Dress to Impress for the Homecoming Dance in Gym 1 from 7-10pm

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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

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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Go Center

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.


GCISD 2017 College, Career & Financial Aid Night: October 24th, 6-8 p.m. at CHHS. Register at gotocollegefairs.com

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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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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!

Support CHHS Theatre and celebrate your thespian!

Buy a yard sign for only $20 and payment can be made by a check sent to Mrs. Devino or Mr. Faulks. You can also click here and pay using PayPal (3% DONATION added for surcharge).


Join us for the official CHHS Theatre Booster Club meeting on September 26th at 6:30pm. Learn more by clicking here!

Junior Pantera Dance Clinic

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Support Friends of GCFFA

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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).

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Monday, Oct. 2

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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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!

Sing-Out challenge

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DIVERSITY, REFLECTIONS REPS NEEDED

CHHS PTSA is looking for a couple of good parents who would like to join the PTSA Exec Board and improve CHHS in the process. The two open positions are listed below. If you would like more information, email Rosalinda Lam at president@chhsptsa.org.

  • Diversity Chair: attend district-wide meetings — about one per quarter — with other Diversity Awareness Committee and report back to the CHHS PTSA Exec Board about the district’s initiatives.
  • Reflections Chair: work with CHHS art teachers to encourage participation in the State PTA’s Reflections annual art contest; collect the entries and submit them to district competition in late fall.

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.

Students Standing Strong

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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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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!

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 celebrating our 2018 seniors with the 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 needed to help make this CHHS tradition a fun day! Click on the sign up genius to help at the event or donate items.


PTSA is asking senior parents to create and drop off a poster celebrating their senior to display at the luncheon. Some poster examples are below. You can be creative or simple. You can use pictures from just high school or from the past 18 years. 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. You will be able to keep the poster afterward as a keepsake. For more senior information and senior event dates, join the CHHS Senior 2018 website.

Support the Panther Golf Team!

PLAY, SPONSOR or just JOIN US FOR DINNER and shop the SILENT AUCTION at our ONLY FUNDRAISER on Monday, October 16. Visit http://colleyvilleheritagegolf.com
for details or email chhspanthergilf@gmail.com.
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GCISD College, Career, & Financial Aide Night

Please register by going to www.gotocollegefairs.com.
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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.

ASVAB

ASVAB: The Armed Services Vocational Assessment Battery (ASVAB) will be offered at GHS on November 7 at 8:40 am in the Lecture Hall. It is open to all CHHS students. The ASVAB is a validated assessment that assesses aptitudes and predicts success in a wide variety of occupations. Seniors and Juniors are encouraged to participate. No charge and No Military obligation. For more information go to http://asvabprogram.com

Signing up for this test must be done through http://www.gcisd-k12.org/Page/46199

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 Monday's Panther Applause full of #CHPantherPride!

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.