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Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence

1.8.16

Dear Parents and Students,

Happy New Year! We are excited to have all of our students back on campus to start the second semester. January and February are critical months for our students as they prepare for AP and End of Course exams. We have received our preliminary scores for the PSAT, and I am proud to say that they are some of the the best scores we have ever earned as a campus. Our teachers and students continue to demonstrate a commitment to EXCELLENCE, and I look forward to sharing more details as we look at the data more carefully. Please enjoy your weekend, and I look forward to seeing each of you over the next few months at school events.


Sincerely,

Conrad Streeter

CHHS Principal

#CHPantherPride

student voice

How has CHHS prepared you for college?


I came to America from China in the 9th grade, and entered CHHS as an ESL student who barely spoke English in complete sentences; however, with the help and encouragement from Ms. Jones and Ms. Delima, I was able to realize my potential and to challenge myself. I went from a girl who was new to the country, who was enrolled in all regular classes, who could hardly make conversations with peers, to a person who is well-rounded, who can easily and comfortably talk with people, and who recently got accepted to her dream school, Cornell University in New York. CHHS has not only helped me prepare for college academically, but also emotionally.


-Senior Qihang Yan

Lady Panther Basketball

Our Lady Panthers are having a great season! While most were relaxing over the holidays, our LPBB played in the Sandra Meadows Tournament in Duncanville. We finished 2-2, but were able to play some great competition.


Our next game is Friday, January 8th at Haltom:

  • JV plays at 5pm
  • Varsity plays at 6:30pm
  • Freshman play at 8pm


Our next HOME game is Tuesday, January 12th:

  • JV plays at 5pm
  • Varsity plays at 6:30pm
  • Freshman play at 8pm

We hope you can come out and CHEER ON YOUR LADY PANTHERS!

Can't make the game? Follow along by clicking here.

Boys basketball

BOYS DISTRICT BASKETBALL: Come out and cheer on the Colleyville Heritage boys basketball teams Friday, January 8 at Haltom High School in NRH against Haltom High Rebels in the Panther's 2nd District game.

  • Varsity vs. Haltom at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 8
  • JV vs. Haltom at 5:00 pm on Friday, January 8
  • Freshman Black vs. Haltom at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, January 8
  • Freshman Red vs. Haltom at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 8

The boys will play again at HOME on Tuesday, January 12 against L.D. Bell. Ticket prices are $4 for adults and $2 for students.

  • Varsity tips off at 8:00 pm at CHHS on Tuesday, January 12
  • JV at 5:00 pm at CHHS on Tuesday, January 12
  • Freshman Black at 6:30 pm at CHHS on Tuesday, January 12
  • Freshman Red at 5:00 pm at CHHS on Tuesday, January 12


Please follow the team on twitter @CHHS_Hoops and "like" us on Facebook at CHHS Hoops. To see our schedule, articles, game day pics, as well as all things CHHS Boy's basketball go to our new website at www.CHHSHoops.com

girls soccer

The girls will have a scrimmage tournament this weekend! Come out and support!

Varsity:
  • Thursday, 1/7, at 1pm in Keller
  • Friday, 1/8, at 10am and 4pm at Gateway
  • Saturday, 1/9, at 11am at Dragon Stadium

JV:

  • Thursday, 1/7, at 1pm at CTMS
  • Friday, 1/8, at 4pm at GMS
  • Saturday, 1/9, at 11:30am at GMS

The schedule is also located on the CHHS Girls Soccer Website found here.

Boys soccer

Jan. 12 against Grapevine at MPS
  • Varsity – 7:15 PM
  • JV1 – 5:30 PM
Keller Central Tournament Jan. 14 – 16
Jan .14
  • Varsity – against Gainesville @ 3:30 PM
  • JV1 – against Everman @ 2 PM, against Eaton @ 3:30 PM
  • JV2 – against Everman @ 12:30 PM
Jan. 15
  • Varsity – against Grand Prairie @ 3:30 PM
  • JV1 – against Grand Prairie @ 2:15 PM
  • JV2 – against Grand Prairie @ 1 PM
Jan. 16
  • Varsity – against Central @ 9 AM
  • JV1 – against Central @ 9 AM
  • JV2 – against Central 10:30 AM
**Possible championship matches later in the day.
Please click here for a closer look at the schedule, and you can always stay up-to-date at chhsboyssoccer.com.

Boys soccer fundraiser

Make your $30 check payable to CHHS Boys Soccer. Order from Stacy Cannaday in the Front Office at CHHS or Susan Lyons @ 817‐925‐0911. Indicate your shirt size when ordering, and your shirt will be delivered the NEXT DAY for pickup! Thank you for supporting CHHS Boys Soccer!

Support Panther BAnd

CHHS Band is having a Pampered Chef Fundraiser starting January 7th and ending February 1st. There are some great new items in this year's catalog.


30% of the sales will go to your favorite band student for band fees or the band trip to Disney World this spring. Contact any band member or follow this hyperlink to order http://fondapc.com/CHHSBand.

FINANCIAL AID/FAFSA NIGHT

Our next PTSA General Meeting is next Monday, January 11th, from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Technology Education and Career Center at Grapevine High School where we are partnering with our counselors and Go Centers in providing information about college admission, financial aid and FAFSA form assistance.

YEARBOOK Senior Ad DEADLINE

Make sure to purchase your senior ad AND send in your senior ad information by the final deadline on Friday, January 15th. You can purchase your ad by clicking here and you can you can find how to create your ad by clicking here. No senior ad entries received after Friday, January 15th will be allowed in the yearbook due to deadlines.

Financial Aid 101

Join AP Booster Club on Monday, January 25th, 2016 in the CHHS Library at 6:30 p.m for

"Financial Aid 101", presented by Tanya Vittitow. Join us for some tips on planning and paying for college. We will also be sharing information about new advanced course offerings at CHHS.

Yearbook purchase deadline!

Click here to buy your yearbook before the final price increase on Friday, January 29th.

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:

Dec. 12

Jan. 23

Feb. 6 & 20

Mar. 5

Apr. 9 & 30

May 21

New Student Support

New Student Support projects begin in January! We are happy to announce two new opportunities for CHHS students to participate in after school activities. First, the National Honors Society will begin offering after school tutorials in the library, Monday - Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00. In an effort to provide students greater access to these tutorials, as well as other after school events and activities, a 5:00 PM bus run to North Euless and North Grapevine will also begin in January. We will be sending out more details soon!

SENIOR PTA SCHOLARSHIPS

Attention Seniors: The PTSA scholarship application is now online and ready for you to complete. This year there is one application for the entire district. You are able to complete an essay for each school you attended (elementary, middle and high school) as well as the GCISD Council of PTA's essay, with general information being filled out only one time. Click on the link below here https://goo.gl/1dPMyD and get started! The deadline for the application is March 24, 2016. The requirements for eligibility are listed on the PTSA website, www.chhsptsa.org.


If you have any questions, please email Cheryl Redfearn at theredfearns@gmail.com

March for Water (M4W) registration

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! The CHHS PALS and the award winning Panther Band invite you and your family to be a part of the 2nd Annual March 4 Water (M4W) 1 mile/5k on Saturday, April 2nd at CHHS. Please visit www.marchforwater5k.com to register!

NOVEMBER VOLUNTEER HOURS

It’s time to submit the number of adult volunteer hours you volunteered in NOVEMBER for any CHHS organization. PTSA collects the number of volunteer hours, so that GCISD can use them for applying for grants and other used. 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.

SENIORS: JOIN OFFICIAL WEBSITE

115 Days until Graduation!!! Stay informed on Senior events thorough the year on the official CHHS website for Class of 2016. 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 Ambassadors Program

The Community Scholar Ambassadors Program (CSAP) is a PTSA 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.

Inclement Weather Procedures

As the temperature drops and the potential for inclement weather increases, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is encouraging parents to receive important news and alerts via text message.

To sign up for text alerts, parents should text "Yes" to 68453 to subscribe to the service. The cellular phone number must be listed in Skyward Family Access in order for a parent to receive text messages from the district office or their child's school. Parents may check or change the phone number listed by logging in to Family Access and clicking the button to update their phone numbers.

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

  • Join CHHS PTSA! Download the form from chhsptsa.org and send it to the front office with a check; or you can join and pay online.
  • Be sure to like our 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.

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