Panther Pause

Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence

10.02.15

Dear Parents and Students,

The month of October is a busy time at CHHS. We will be celebrating Homecoming activities, completing our first grading period, co-hosting the senior cookout with our PTSA, and many other activities. Please pay close attention to our website and weekly newsletter to stay informed. The campus has created a large committee to help us celebrate our 20th year, and we will begin communicating more information about celebrations for this important anniversary.

I look forward to seeing you over the next several weeks!

Thank you,

Conrad Streeter

CHHS Principal

#CHPantherPride

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If you had to describe Colleyville Heritage High School in one word, what would it be and why?

Excellence - Colleyville Heritage High School, since day one of freshman year, has shown me excellence in all facets: academics, leadership, athletics, and staff. Firstly, I have been enabled by CHHS to fulfill my entire academic potential by the excellence of my teachers and classmates. As well as academics, leadership has been a huge influence on me since my first day at CHHS. The PALS program made me feel extremely welcome, and every student-run event has been very impressive to me. This further enables me to fulfill my potential as a man, classmate, and leader in my community. Furthermore, athletics has been the greatest source of pride that I have been able to take part in while at CHHS. Not only have they helped me feel important, but the coaches in charge of the programs have given me everlasting gifts of wisdom. Finally, the Colleyville Heritage High School staff provide a positive atmosphere that make going to class an opportunity rather than a burden, and my outlook in work as a whole has changed because of this. Excellence runs throughout this school, and the students, staff, and members of our community are a reflection of this excellence.

- Max Allan
CHHS Varsity Football Kicker

PANTHER FOOTBALL

Football Tonight: Bye week -- No Varsity game tonight.

Football Next Week: Panther fans, come on out to support CHHS Football at their games this coming week vs. Haltom High School.

    • Varsity vs. Haltom High School at FAAC (Fine Arts/Athletics Complex, 9200 Mid Cities Boulevard, North Richland Hills, TX 76180) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9th.
    • JV Red at CHHS at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8th;
    • JV Black at CHHS at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8th;
    • Freshman Red at Haltom High School (5501 Haltom Rd, Haltom City, TX 76137) at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8th;
    • Freshman Black at Haltom High School (5501 Haltom Rd, Haltom City, TX 76137) at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8th.

Panther Football Game Tickets

Football tickets can be purchased with Judy Proctor in the attendance office Monday-Thursday from 8am-4pm and on game days from 8am-noon.
$6 Adults
$4 Students

PANTHER Volleyball

VOLLEYBALL TONIGHT: No game tonight.


VOLLEYBALL NEXT WEEK: Tuesday, October 6th, CHHS volleyball starts round two of district play. We play Richland at home, and it is parent night. The 9A/JV team play at 5:30pm, and the 9B/Varsity team play at 6:30pm.

Cheerleading

Helping support the CHHS Panther Cheerleaders will give you a warm and FUZZY feeling! Come support CHHS Cheer this Friday, Oct 2nd at the FUZZY's on Glade Road - ALL DAY! Tell them CHHS Cheer sent you!

You can help send the CHHS Panther Cheerleaders to the UCA National Cheerleading Competition in Orlando, Florida and bring beautiful fall colors to your yard at the same time! We are selling those AMAZING Pansies again this year! Yes, the ones that survive Texas ice storms and look beautiful well into early spring! They are $17 a flat and each flat contains 20 - 4" Pots. All orders are due by Wednesday, October 14th - contact a CHHS cheerleader today or check out our webpage at www.CHHSCHEERLEADING.com. We will deliver them on Saturday October 24th.

PSAT test and payment

The PSAT exam will be held at CHHS on October 14, 2015. Payment will be taken in the counseling office from September 28 – October 2; please pay by cash or check made out to CHHS. The cost of the test for freshmen, juniors, and seniors is $15; there is no cost for sophomores. If you have questions, please email Karen Woodworth at Karen.woodworth@gcisd.net.

Panteras

Come out to the Sonic on Hwy 26 in Colleyville this Saturday, October 3rd and help the Panteras raise money for their LA trip next spring. We will be there from 11 to 4. Thank you for supporting our Panteras!

GCISD swim team

The GCISD swim teams will be hosting the GCISD Sprint Pentathlon on October 3rd at the GCISD Swim Center at 10:30am. There will be 15 of the fastest teams in the area competing - come on out and support!

Panther Baseball


CHHS baseball is selling stadium seats! If you are interested in purchasing, please contact Heather Wilkins via email: hwilkins23@yahoo.com.

Boys Basketball

Saturday, October 3rd CHHS Boys' Basketball is hosting and competing in the Mustang-Panther Shootout Tournament at CHHS. Teams from across the Metroplex will be participating. Games begin at 9 a.m. and run until 5 p.m. CHHS Boys' Varsity plays at 11 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 5 p.m. CHHS Boys' JV plays at 9:00 a.m., 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. and CHHS Boys' Freshmen play at 10 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.


Saturday, October 10 CHHS Boys' Basketball will be working as carhops for their fundraiser at the Colleyville Sonic at 4700 Colleyville Blvd. from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please come out and support the team!

Hockey Club

The hockey club will meet Tuesday, October 6, in the morning at 8:10 am in Mrs. Byno's room, B316. If you like hockey, want to learn more about the game, or if you want to support your classmates on the team, join the hockey club!

Senior Pictures

If you missed out on the previous fourteen days to get your senior yearbook picture taken, please get your picture taken during your lunch on Tuesday, October 6th in Gym 1.

School Picture Retakes

Forget to get your school picture taken? No worries, you can still get your school picture taken during all lunches on Tuesday, October 6th in Gym 1.

City of Colleyville National Night Out

Plans are underway for Colleyville’s citywide Texas Night Out event to be held Tuesday, October 6 at Colleyville City Park. This event brings together police and fire departments, homeowners’ associations, public safety vendors, social agencies, churches, local businesses and residents. The police and fire department’s citizen academy alumni associations sponsor the festivities. This is the primary fundraiser for the alumni associations each year. The event showcases public safety vehicles, demonstrations, and activities. The final activity of the night will be the annual Mayor’s Cup Police vs. Fire softball game. All activities will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Colleyville City Park. Event hours are 6:00-9:00 p.m.

psat boot camp

Registration ends October 8th.


The PSAT not only prepares students for the important college-admissions SAT test; it’s also the test that qualifies students for National Merit Scholarships as seniors. So practicing taking the PSAT as a freshman and sophomore is important, so that students are ready for the critical junior year PSAT. Sophomores taking the PSAT at CHHS may also qualify for a special, free PSAT class as a junior.


Give your student the luxury of uninterrupted PSAT study time. Time is a precious commodity for all of us and that includes our children. Interruptions, including emails, text, and friends making last minute plans, are the bane of any student preparing for an exam, so Register for the AP Booster Club's PSAT Boot Camp from 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Monday, Oct 12 at CHHS and give your student dedicated study time.


For the low price of $50, CHHS students will get PSAT strategies from Timarron College Prep on the Columbus Day Holiday, two days before testing Oct. 14. The Boot Camp will be taught by certified teachers and cover vocabulary, critical reading, math, and writing. There will be multiple class rooms limited to 30 students each. Total enrollment is capped and will be on a first-come first-served basis. The PSAT Boot Camp is also a major fundraiser for the APBC, which helps fund AP Testing fees for students. Register and pay online at http://chhsapboosters.com/index.html. Students who qualify for the free/reduced lunch program may qualify for a reduced camp price.

CHHS Theatre

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Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented

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PANTHER CHOIR SELLING BUTTER BRAIDS

Panther Choir students are selling Butter Braid pastries Oct. 5-19 to raise money to support choir activities at CHHS. The pastries cost $14 each and come in 6 flavors (apple, blueberry, cinnamon, cream Cheese, double chocolate and strawberry. They will be delivered frozen to customers on Monday, Nov. 9, in time for all your holiday baking needs and guests. Contact your favorite choir student or email chhspantherboosters@gmail.com to order today. See http://www.chhspantherchoir.org for more information.
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"Empower your teen" parent program

Don’t miss this helpful parent program Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 6:30-8 p.m. in the GCISD Board Room (3051 Ira E. Wood Ave. Grapevine) and hosted by Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor Dr. Brian Rees. This interactive workshop will let parents discuss issues faced by today’s adolescents and how parents can help their kids navigate through these challenges, communicate more effectively, and have more realistic expectations. (This program will also be videotaped and posted to the GCISD website). You can RSVP here at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4aaea62ca7f85-empowering.

support the pals & water is basic

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SENIORS - JOIN PTSA BY OCT. 15

PTSA senior scholarships are available for 2016 graduates, but seniors must join CHHS PTSA by Oct. 15 to be eligible to apply for them. And all CHHS parents and staff are asked to join PTSA to show support for all the programs and services CHHS PTSA sponsors, as well as allow Texas PTA to advocate for students and schools at the state level. Membership is $10 per person. So help us reach our goal of 2,000 members and join today! Download the form from chhsptsa.org and send it to the front office with a check; or you can join and pay online. Questions? Contact Membership VP Claudia Wyngaarde at cwyngaarde@verizon.net. Be sure to like or Facebook page CHHS PTSA and follow us on Twitter @PTSACHHS.

destination imagination

PTSA is launching the new DI season, and CHHS students interested in scientific/structural/technical problem solving/acting with a team of 7 or fewer students should email CHHSDI@msn.com to sign up. The season culminates with a tournament in February. Whether you are new or experienced in DI, you can represent CHHS. To view the challenges for 2015-2016 go to: www.destinationimagination.org/challenge-program/2015-16-challenge-previews. DI also needs parent involvement. If you would like to be a Team Leader or a Tournament Appraiser, just send an email to:CHHSDI@msn.com. For more information about DI go to: www.midcities.texasdi.org

student phonebook

PTSA will no longer be publishing a CHHS Student Phonebook, because PTSA is collaborating with GCISD Administration to implement a brand new feature in Skyward Family Access called Skyward School Directory. This feature allows parents to see child/parent information that is already loaded in Skyward by using the the School Directory in Skyward. But you must check the School Directory option in your account to be included. Selections on this screen will apply to all children in this family regardless of what campus they attend. To be a part of the Skyward School Directory, please follow these instructions:

  • Login to Skyward Family Access
  • Click on “My Account”
  • Under School Directory, check the box to add your family
  • Make your selections as to what information you want to display for your family
  • To view school directory, clink on School Directory link

TEACHER APPRECIATION EVENT SIGN UP

PTSA will be providing yummy hot cider, flavored coffees, and fresh-baked breads for all our CHHS staff on Thursday morning, Oct. 29. If you can donate an item, please sign up below. We need homemade (or store-bought) pumpkin, banana and other spice breads or pastries; juices; coffee K-cups and more to be donated. The items can either be dropped off on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at Barbara Gradke's home (1815 Rolling Ridge Dr., Grapevine) or by 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 at CHHS in the Staff Lounge. Sign up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090545abab22a02-october.

AP booster club

Support PreAP and AP education at CHHS by joining and donating to the CHHS AP Booster Club at http://chhsapboosters.com/join.html. The AP Booster Club provides scholarships to students taking multiple AP tests at CHHS and senior scholarships. Senior families must be members to become eligible to receive and apply for the Senior Scholarships. Annual Family Membership is $25. The CHHS Advanced Academics Booster is a 501 (c)(3) non-for-profit corporation and donations are tax deductible.


The APBC also offers quality parent programs year-round about college preparation. This year's first program will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday Oct. 26 in CHHS Library. The APBC and PTSA will present "College Admissions: Tips and Advice on the Process,” featuring a speaker from C2, a college planning company, and including advice on the differences and changes being made to the ACT and SAT; changes in graduation requirements; and letters of recommendation.

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chhs college & Career night

Mark your calendar for 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, when more than 100 representatives from colleges, universities and the military will be on campus to give students to find out more about them. See the counseling webpage for a complete listing of colleges in attendance. Go to www.gotocollegefairs.com to register.

Yearbook 2016

The 2016 CHHS Yearbook price will steadily increase! It is currently $85, but will increase on Saturday, October 31st. Click here to purchase your yearbook! This year's yearbook will include videos of events embedded in still images. Click here to enjoy a video that will be on the football spread in the yearbook!

Do you want to acknowledge your senior student by giving them their own special section in the yearbook? Click here for SENIOR AD information. The ad prices will increase after Friday, November 13th.

Panther Band

SAVE THE DATE! The first annual CHHS Band Golf Tournament will be held April 18th, 2016 at Texas Star Golf Course. Tee off will be 1:00 p.m. Please tell your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers.

Attendance Office

The Attendance Office will not dismiss a student during the school day until parent contact has been made by parent note or phone call. (No e-mails accepted.) The office staff prefers parents to send a note to the Attendance Office with their student in the morning. The Attendance Office will exchange the note for an Early Dismissal form. The note must include the student's full name, dismissal time, reason, parent signature and phone number. Parents don't need to come into the school to check out a student if you send a note or call in advance. If you don’t call ahead or send a note, please allow 30-45 minutes to locate your student in a building as large as ours.

financial aid

The laws have recently changed for financial aid. There will be earlier deadlines and families will be able to use tax information from the previous year. Please click here for further information.

Community Scholar Ambassadors Program

The Community Scholar Ambassadors Program (CSAP) is a Counseling Office Program that encourages students to take a challenging curriculum, as defined in the grades 9-12 GCISD Program of Studies, and to perform 100 hours of APPROVED community service while maintaining a 70% or higher average in each course. Students fulfilling these criteria will be locally recognized as GCISD Community Scholar Ambassadors upon graduation from high school.


The yearly hours deadline for freshmen, sophomores and juniors is the last day of each school year. THE DEADLINE FOR SENIORS IS MARCH 31st. The CSAP Committee is currently reviewing hours served between 4:01 p.m. June 4, 2015 and 4:00 p.m. June 2, 2016. For Seniors: 4:01 p.m. June 4, 2015 through 4:00 p.m. March 31, 2016. For more information on this program visit the Counseling Website CSAP page http://www.gcisd-k12.org/Page/6260.

Counselor Connections

For more information about the CHHS Counseling Staff, office hours, class level changes, lunchtime counseling, and freshman meetings - please click here.

Panther Applause

Click here to see all of the cool things happening with the teachers and students 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.