Panther Pause

23 years of Pride at Colleyville Heritage High School



This week brought so much joy to my heart as we got to see our seniors pick up their cap and gowns on Tuesday. Then on Wednesday we were able to deliver yard signs to seniors so that they can proudly display that they are a member of the class of 2020. Next week, we will again celebrate them in a community wide parade with all 1,000 GCISD 2020 graduates. I would encourage all to come out, keeping social distance of course, and line Hwy 26 from Market Street to Mustang-Panther stadium to show our support of such a great group of young men and women.

As I have shared with our school community a couple weeks ago, we lost a member of our Panther family and many of you have asked how you may offer your support and gratitude. In collaboration with the GCISD Education Foundation and her family, I am proud to announce that we have established a CHHS new teacher scholarship in Whitney Kongevick's name. If you would like to donate, by helping keep her legacy and support of all Panthers living on, please go to and donate or send donations to Grapevine-Colleyville Education Foundation, P.O. Box 292, Grapevine, TX 76099. Please designate your gift to Whitney's Endowment. Have a great weekend and GO PANTHERS!

Dr. Lance Groppel

CHHS Principal



This week’s Project Graduation Senior Spotlight is Ashwini Vivek. Ashwini is a member of CHHS Varsity Swim Team, Chem Club, and the Interact Club. She enjoys painting and reading, as well as playing the piano for 10 years. Ashwini plans on attending Trinity University in the fall where she will study neuroscience. She thinks Project Graduation will be fun way to spend a last night with all the senior friends I've spent the last four years with. We hope all of our seniors will join Ashwini at CHHS Project Graduation 2020!

Whitney Kongevick's Endowment

If you would like to make a donation in honor of Whitney Kongevick going towards first year teachers, please visit and donate or send donations to Grapevine-Colleyville Education Foundation, P.O. Box 292, Grapevine, TX 76099. Please designate your gift to Whitney's Endowment.

Senior Checkout

Please save the date for May 26 and 27 for CHHS Senior Checkout in the CHHS parking lot. More specific information on that will be announced soon. Until then, please gather your laptop, chargers and cords, and any textbooks and/or library books.


Yearbooks for seniors only will be distributed on these days. All undergrads will get theirs in the fall at a traditional Yearbook Distribution Day. If you are unsure if your senior purchased a yearbook, please go into your email account and type JOSTENS. If you purchased one, your receipt will appear - make sure that it has THIS school year on that receipt (June 2019-April 2020). If you did not buy one, the extra 50 yearbooks will be sold on a first come, first serve basis on this day for $120 cash.


If your senior owes a fee, they will be expected to pay them at this time. If you are unsure if you have fee to pay, please reach out to for clarity.


If your graduate earned a cord to wear at graduation, they will be handed out at this time.

Virtual Summer School 2020

Registration is now open and all information found here.

Dates: June 8 - 19

Registration: May 11 - June 5

Cost: $300 per course

Cost for Free/Reduced: $300 for each Initial Credit, $30 for each Credit Recovery


Initial Credit Courses: students must attend mandatory WebEx every day. Morning Session: 9-11am / Afternoon Session 1-3pm. If a student misses 2 online meetings they will be dropped from summer school.

Credit Recovery: students must complete a minimum of what would be equivalent to 10% each day. If the student is behind for 2 days they will be dropped from summer school (ex. by the end of day 4 the student should have completed at least 40%).

Arena Scheduling Adjustment Windows

Students will be able to view their unofficial high school schedule beginning Friday, May 15th, at 4:00 p.m. through their Skyward account. Students may request a change to their schedule during the windows listed below, if needed. Schedules are considered official on the 1st day of school in the fall.
1st Schedule Adjustment Window: May 18-20
During this window, students can request changes to their schedule using an online form that will be posted on the counseling website. Changes are based on space and availability and may impact the order of a student’s schedule.
2nd Schedule Adjustment Window: Aug 3-5 (Schedule Errors only)

During this window, students can submit an online form if there is an error in their schedule (ex. Already took and passed a course, hole in schedule, chosen for higher level activity, etc.).

Senior Send-off Parade

GCISD is proud to announce that on Thursday, May 21, at 6:30 p.m. the Class of 2020 will take part in a special Senior Send-off Parade. In conjunction with the cities of Colleyville and Grapevine, the parade will take place on Highway 26.

GCISD is proud to announce that on Thursday, May 21, the Class of 2020 will be part of a special Senior Send-off Parade.

Parade Route (View Map)

The parade will travel north on Highway 26, beginning near the intersection of Hall-Johnson Road and concluding at Mustang Panther Stadium. The Colleyville Police Department will block the two right lanes of northbound Highway 26 for parade traffic, leaving the left lane open for regular thru traffic.


Seniors from all GCISD high schools are encouraged to join the parade procession. Feel free to decorate your cars and show off your school spirit. All seniors participating should meet and stage in the Colleyville Towne Square parking lots (view map of lots available for staging). From there, Colleyville Police will lead the parade procession. Please keep in mind the following rules during the parade:

  • Do not throw candy from any vehicles
  • No trucks with trailers are allowed; this is a car parade only
  • No one can walk in the parade


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President: Leslie Williams

President Elect: Shelley Fuggit

1st VP (Programs): Daneye Quigley

2nd VP (Membership): Jennifer Ditto

3rd VP (Ways & Means): Marcie Frazier

4th VP (Communications): Debra Hurley

5th VP (Volunteers): Julie Henderson

Secretary: Nicole Naja

Treasurer: Angie Wallace


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2019-2020 PTSA AWARDS

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CHHS Project Graduation Student & Parent Commitment Contract

All SENIORS planning to attend CHHS Project Graduation must read and sign this contract. CHHS Project Graduation will be held on May 28, 2020 from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am on May 29, 2020 at Dave & Busters in Euless, Texas. This event is only for seniors!

This contract must be completed, signed by student/guest and their parent/guardian and submitted by May 27, 2020 at 5:00 pm if you want to attend Project Graduation on May 28, 2020. Students who have not signed up by this date/time, can sign up by paper contract the night of the event prior to entry.

We will also have paper contracts available during all lunch periods soon!

CHHS Project Graduation Contract


Panther Parents & Friends, we need your help more than EVER to make Project Graduation the BEST night for our seniors! Because of current circumstances, we have had to cancel many fundraisers so we desperately need help with with event donations, prize giveaways and goodie bag giveaways as well as event set up and chaperoning for Project Graduation!

Please sign up to help at

The updated event date is June 24th from 11pm - 5am at Dave & Buster's in Euless.

Have questions or suggestions? Text Dana Sundell at 817.228.8009 or Barbie Deborah at 817.707.7785.


If you did any volunteering for your favorite CHHS program, please submit your volunteer hours for April 2020 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 student's Community Scholar hours (see CSAP program guidelines on the Counseling website about that). Submit your hours in 2 minutes at this link: Volunteer hours



CSAP is coordinated on behalf of CHHS by the Volunteer Community Service Ambassador Committee with support from the CHHS Counseling Office. The program is designed to encourage all 9th-12th grade CHHS students to serve their community by performing at least 100 hours of approved community service. Students meeting this requirement will be recognized as Community Service Ambassadors upon graduation, and will be eligible to

purchase a special cord for their graduation robes. Full program guidelines for Community Service Ambassador Program, and service hour logs can be found on the CSAP Website.

Make sure to turn your COMPLETED and SIGNED Student Log Form in to the Counseling Office. Students who have served 100+ approved hours are listed on a spreadsheet that can be found in the CHHS Counseling Google Classroom for each specific class.

Students can find the list by searching "Volunteer" or by clicking the "Volunteer";on the left-hand side of the home page. This document does not contain total hours. Contact Christina Howard in the Counseling Office if you need your total number of approved hours. Totals are updated at the end of each month.

Each Class now has a specific email address to which their inquiries regarding CSAP should be sent. This email will be monitored by the Committee Member assigned to serve as liaison for the Class.

Class of 2020:

Liaison-Terrye Byrd-817-846-7384

Class of 2021:

Liaison-Zahra Halai-817-487-0047

Class of 2022:

Liaison-Debra Hurley-817-228-8131

Class of 2023:

Liaison-Tracy Cutrona-214-707-6123

Place service hour logs in the red CSAP box in the counseling office. MAKE A COPY OF YOUR SERVICE HOUR LOG FOR YOUR RECORDS PRIOR SUBMITTING

Parent Resources During Closure

Parents, even in the best of times, parenting can be hard. During stressful times, it can be really hard. Know that there is support out there. These agencies, hotlines and websites are available to support you as parents, always and especially in the midst of the chaos and uncertainty of COVID-19.

GCISD Technology Help Desk

Housing/Food/Financial Assistance

Parenting Resources

Talking about Coronavirus with your child

Teen Crisis Hotlines/Chatline/Textlines

WiFi Resources

If you are having difficulty with issues or concerns, other than those listed above, please click on the link below and complete the form, so we might be able to direct you to the appropriate resource.

Parent Needs Questionnaire

Recursos para padres durante el cierre

Criar hijos no siempre es fácil aun en los mejores momentos y durante tiempos estresantes, puede ser realmente difícil. Queremos que sepan que hay recursos para apoyarlos. En estos tiempos caóticos llenos de incertidumbre a causa de COVID-19, estas agencias, líneas directas y sitios web están disponibles para apoyarlos.

GCISD Technology Help Desk (para apoyo de tecnología)

Housing/Food/Financial Assistance (para asistencia financiera/alimentaria/vivienda)

Parenting Resources (recursos para padres)

Talking about Coronavirus with your child (como hablar con su hijo/a sobre el Coronavirus)

Teen Crisis Hotlines/Chatline/Textlines (intervención de crisis para adolescentes/linea de chat/linea de mensajes de texto)

WiFi Resources (recursos de internet)

Para problemas o dificultades no incluidos en la lista detallada arriba, haga clic en el enlace a continuación y complete el formulario de ayuda, para que les podamos dirigir al recurso apropiado.

Parent Needs Questionnaire/Formulario de ayuda

Curbside Technology Support

Student Device Chargers

GCISD Technology has a limited supply of device chargers available to purchase online. If your student is in need of a charger, please purchase one here. Pickups are Monday or Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chargers must be purchased 24 hours prior to the pickup window. GCISD Technology will email instructions when the order is ready for pickup.

Curbside Technology Support Changing Time and Location

Beginning on Friday, April 3, GCISD is updating the times and location of the emergency repair curbside support service. The curbside service will be available at the GCISD Administration Building located at 3051 Ira E. Woods Avenue, Grapevine, Texas on Fridays and Mondays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To better adhere to social distancing suggestions for volunteers and staff, the location of support has been relocated to the front of the GCISD Administration Building. Please view the new map to ensure you are in the correct location upon arrival.

Just as a reminder, you will need a ticket number and appointment confirmation in order to receive service. GCISD Technology will always communicate this through a Help Desk ticket and email BEFORE you are expected to arrive at the Administration Building. For all other information on curbside support, please visit our website.

Quick Resources:

College & Career Planning Tools & Tips During COVID-19 Closure

Counseling Resources

Coronavirus Page

FAQs Page

Student Meal Service Expanding

AP Exams Information (located on the FAQs Page)

The College Board released a new statement on March 20 that included important information, including:

  • Providing free remote learning resources.
  • Investing in the development of a new at-home testing option.
  • Traditional face-to-face exam administrations will not take place.
  • Some students may want to take the exam sooner rather than later, while the content is still fresh. Other students may want more time to practice. For each AP subject, there will be 2 different testing dates.

Read the full statement and see course-specific information here.

The Challenge

CHHS Senior Prom 2020

Please visit the CHHS Senior Prom 2020 website for all important information. The CHHS Prom is on Friday, June 19th.
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Senior Videos

We want to hear from our seniors! Seniors, we are asking that you please submit a video here that may be used on GCISD social media. Please wear a campus shirt, say your name, what GCISD schools you have attended, your plans for next year, and your favorite memory from your time at GCISD.

Updates in Special Education

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Project Graduation Swag Sale

Project Graduation is having a sale! Half off all items! First come, first serve in sizes. Get your swag and yard signs to celebrate your senior today. Click this link to place your order. Once your order is received, you will receive instructions via text how to pick up your items and pay for them. Thanks for supporting CHHS 2020 Project Graduation!
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CHHS Baseball

As our season is on hold, our team spirit is still alive! Please follow Coach McDougal’s Twitter to honor our senior DUDES.

Counseling Newsletter

Literacy in the Digital Age

Make sure to check out our newsletter here!
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School Report Card

You will find a copy of the State of Texas 2018–19 School Report Card for Colleyville Heritage High School. This is a report required by the Texas Legislature and prepared by the Texas Education Agency. It is to be sent to the parent or guardian of every child enrolled in a Texas public school. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures.

The information contained in the School Report Card is required by state law and is briefly described in the enclosed “2018–19 School Report Card Definitions.” The report for our school may or may not have all the information described because the information presented depends on whether the school is an elementary, middle, or high school.

State law requires that the School Report Card display information about the state, the district, and the school. Where possible, the information must be reported by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status of the students and must include at least two years of results.

The School Report Cards can be found online at

A more complete report about Colleyville Heritage High School, the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR), is available by contacting my office or can be accessed online at

Please contact me if you have any questions concerning this report card. Thank you for your continued support of Colleyville Heritage High School.


Lance Groppel,

Principal CHHS

Project Graduation Senior Swag Fundraiser

We are selling Class of 2020 Senior Swag and CHHS school spirit items online. All proceeds go to Project Graduation, so please help us raise funds by purchasing these FUN items! You will have MANY opportunities to wear your spirit items throughout senior year! We also have a Mom/Dad Swag and general CHHS spirit shirts/items for parents and students! Click on this Google Form Link to order yours today!

CHHS Text messages with Remind

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Project Graduation is a yearlong fundraising event for the purpose of raising money to allow seniors the opportunity to safely celebrate the completion of their high school career. This non-alcohol and drug-free event is a FREE all night lock-in with games, food, prizes and fun including a DJ, hypnotist show and illusionist at our local Dave & Buster’s.

This is a community event and we need support from parents (all grade levels), students (all grade levels), and local businesses. If you know anyone who may be interested in volunteering or donating, please share with them!

Sign up at

For more information about fundraising events or to make a donation, go to our CHHS Project Graduation and Senior Events Facebook page @chhsseniors or Also follow us on Twitter @chhsseniors2020 for reminders and updates or email us at

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Support CHHS Baseball

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Secondary STEM News

For all STEM Academy updates, please click here.


All volunteers at CHHS (and for any GCISD school) must read the Volunteer Handbook and complete the CHHS Volunteer Verification form. You must also complete the GCISD Background check. All volunteers are required to reapply each year using this link.

Panther Applause

Make sure to check out the latest 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