Longhorn News

Week of 11/18/19


Miller's Thanksgiving Message

Gratitude is happiness sprinkled by wonder. That is a perfect reflection of what I have experienced during my short time at Cedar Hill High School. Every day, I am moved and inspired by what I see. Every day, I marvel at the incredible devotion of our staff and their unique ability to teach and inspire our scholars. Every day, I celebrate the amazing support of our parents and community.

I believe that the success of our school is built on a foundation of mutual respect and inclusiveness. Every day, dedicated teachers and staff nurture a culture of fairness, love and caring, all focused on the goal of providing a safe learning environment for our students and families. Cedar Hill HS is committed to continuing this focus and supporting our families daily. I am thankful that Cedar Hill High School continues to strive for excellence in each and every classroom, to grow stronger by our diversity, and to cultivate an open and positive school climate.

During this time of Thanksgiving, I want to share my gratitude and thank you for being such an important part of our community. This is a wonderful time of the year to get together with friends and family to celebrate and be thankful for all the wonderful people in our lives. On behalf of the CHHS staff, I would like to thank you for your continued support and wish you all a safe and happy holiday. We will see everyone back on December 2.

Important Information

  • We need 100% of our scholars to have a lunch application on file. Please complete the application today! Click the link to get started: https://childnutrition.chisd.net/

Why complete the application? Those who qualify are eligible for SAT/ACT fee waivers and potential college application fee waivers

  • It is imperative that scholars arrive at school on time each day. Doors to the building open at 7:45 AM. The tardy bell rings at 8:15 AM. Scholars who are persistently late will receive consequences. Scholars arriving late need to eat or discard of food before they will be allowed to report to class.

  • Help us help your scholar in the standard of dress. Slides/Hats/ DuRags are not allowed to be worn at school. If your scholar is caught wearing them during the day. They will be confiscated and can only be picked up by a parent. Identification badges must be worn and visible each day. Tights are never appropriate to wear to school. Dresses and skirts must be the appropriate length from the knee ( Top of a Horizontal ID from the Knee). Students that are not compliant will be placed in ISS each day.

  • Emergency Operation Drills
    We will have the following this week: Lockdown Drill and Fire Drill.

  • Random Tardy Sweeps

    This means our staff will walk the halls after passing periods to make sure students are in class and not in the hallways. Students who are found in the hallway without a pass will receive consequences. Five minutes is a sufficient amount of time to get anywhere on our campus

  • Employment Opportunity

We are currently interviewing for a math and computer aide position at Cedar Hill HS. If you know of a great candidate, please direct them my way!

EOC Retest

Greetings Longhorns:

This message is for scholars who will be re-testing in December for STAAR EOC. For frequently asked questions pertaining to STAAR, please click this link https://www.chisd.net/Page/11423.

Saturday School Entrance will be through Door 11. Session starts at 8:30am and ends at noon.

Cedar Hill High School provides an academic intervention plan that supports student learning and ensures academic success on the End of Course exams which are also known as the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exams. High school students must pass certain required courses and end-of-course (EOC) exams in order to graduate. The assessments are based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), the state curriculum standards. As an integral part of the campus intervention plan, Saturday School was created and designed to ignite student efforts, provided targeted instruction, and provide additional opportunities in preparing for academic success.

In an effort to provide targeted interventions and support, CHHS will begin Saturday Prep Sessions for all scholars who will be required to re-test an EOC Exam this fall semester. The Saturday Prep Session are below:

  • Saturday, December 7th

It is very important for scholars to spend at least 30 minutes daily preparing for their upcoming assessment by studying, reviewing information, watching tutorials, and/or log into their STAAR Prep Course in Edgenuity.

Test Dates:

December 10, 2019 - English I Re-Test

December 12, 2019 - English II Re-Test

December 11 – 13, 2019 - US History, Algebra I and Biology Re-Test

To view your scholar’s state assessment score, please follow the steps below. Should you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Shanta Mackey at shanta.mackey@chisd.net or 469-272-2000 x7028. You may also contact our Campus Testing Coordinator, Ms. Holmes at camille.holmes@chisd.net or 469-272-2000 x7227. I hope this helps. Thanks for all you do!

How can I view my scholar’s state assessment results (student profile)?

  • Go to: https://www.texasassessment.com/
  • Click: “Log in to Student Portal”
  • Enter access code and student date of birth or Lookup Access Code
  • (To Lookup Access Code: Enter student’s first name, Social Security #/PEIMS ID, and DOB) then Click “GO”
  • You will then be given a unique access code
  • Click go again and you will be able to view results (PASSED = APPROACHES, MEETS, or MASTERS)

Wall Of Honor


We are creating a CHHS Graduate Wall of Honor to recognize Veterans and alumni currently serving in the armed forces.

Submit information and a picture to Shanta Mackey at shanta.mackey@chisd.net . Be sure to include the following information:

  • Name of Soldier
  • Branch of Service
  • Graduation Year
  • Accomplishment/Rewards

Attendance Matters

Our Goal for the year is to have 96% attendance rate. Please encourage your students to be in attendance daily. CHHS Administrators will be completing home visits for scholars that need extra attention the next two weeks.

A Parent Must Have!!!

Family Access is a web-based service that allows parents/guardians to view school-related information on their students. Information available includes:

  • General student demographic information
  • Grades
  • Attendance
  • Schedules
  • Discipline records
  • Health records

The information in Family Access is 'real time' based on data in the District's Skyward Student Information Management System. However, remember that grades are 'fluid' and change daily/weekly as the teachers add assignments and grades to the system.

Family Access is secured by a unique username and password for each user to assure security and privacy.


Forgot Your Login or Password:

If you have forgotten your username or password you can click the Forgot Password Link on the Family Access homepage, contact your student’s home campus office, or send an email to familyaccess@chisd.net.

Parent Classroom Visitation Request

  • Requests shall be submitted to the campus principal a minimum of 48 hours in advance to properly have administrative supervision.
  • All visitors to the school must conduct themselves so as not to interfere with the daily operation of the school program.
  • Visitors should not interact with the staff during instruction,
  • Visitors should not attempt to interact with students during the observation
  • Visitors should not cause a distraction or disruption to the educational process.
  • If the visit is deemed a distraction by either the teacher or principal, the visitor will be asked to end the observation.
  • No children or additional gues will be allowed to attend
  • Observations will be limited to 30 minutes

Have a Concern at CHHS?

We are often in classes offering support to teachers. We ask that you avoid showing up to the campus unannounced requesting meetings. We will often be unavailable. Please take the time to schedule a meeting with the appropriate individual, following the step below, and we will be happy to address any concerns you may have.

Step One: Contact the teacher/coach/or director and have a meeting/phone conference

Step Two: Contact the Grade Level Assistant Principal/Dean (all issues or grades) or Counselor (schedules/ mental health/academic advisement)

Step Three: Contact the Principal (if a school-wide concern, this becomes step one)

Disruptions on Campus

Campus disruptions of any nature will not be tolerated by scholars or adults. We expect our scholars to come to school and learn. Incidents of physical or verbal aggression will not be tolerated and will be immediately addressed according to the Cedar Hill ISD Student Code of Conduct and the Employee Handbook. This includes any student instigating, attempting to film, attempting to view, or posting disruptions on social media. We want to utilize the standard of " If you know something, say something!" We have school resources officers, campus security, and administrators that your scholar can report information to at any time.

Selling of Snacks and/or Food by Students

Although it is a great entrepreneur skill, students are not allowed to sell any items in school such as the following:

Pasta Plates

Snacks, Drinks

Breakfast Burritos

If a scholar is caught selling items, everything will be confiscated and discarded at their expense.

Counterfeit Money

The money is fake but the consequences are real. Many students feel that passing counterfeit money is a cool thing to do to make a quick buck. If students are caught attempting to pass counterfeit money in CHHS they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Talk to your scholar about the consequences of this behavior. Counterfeit detection pens will be used in every area that accepts cash.

If it is found that a person intentionally created or used counterfeit money to purchase goods in the United States, the crime can be punishable by up to $15,000 (or in very significant cases, more) or 15 years in prison.

Free Breakfast for ALL

Cedar Hill High School is proud to provide FREE breakfast to all scholars regardless of family income levels. The goal of the program is to increase access to school meals with the hope of reducing student hunger and some of the issues that go along with it!

Social Media Safety


Social media can be a phenomenal source of communication, however, it also has the potential to be detrimental. Please speak with your scholar about the dangers of social media. Incidents from social media spill over to the school or home without the parent or administrators knowing about anything until it happens.

Know what your kids are doing and help us be able stop to issues that start via social media!

Identification Badges

All students have received a 2019-2020 school ID

The ID is expected to be worn around the neck daily

  • In the event that they forget the ID, a temporary can be purchased for $1.00

  • If the scholar does not have a dollar, they can leave their phone as collateral and pay the dollar at the end of the day.

  • If they need to replace their ID the cost is $5.00

Parking Passes

All students who drive to school must have a Parking Decal to avoid receiving a fine.
  • The form can be picked up in the SRO office at CHHS
  • The student must have a valid Drivers License and proof of insurance.
  • The parking decal cost $25
  • Consequences for not having a parking pass will be tickets and potentially receiving a boot on the vehicle.

Bow Tie Tuesday

We are starting BOW TIE TUESDAY at Cedar Hill HS. The concept of Bow Tie Tuesday was originally created in an effort to inspire school spirit, increase morale and build team spirit among staff and students. Wear your bow tie every Tuesday! Encourage your scholar to wear them…. Let's build the Cedar Hill community together.


Greetings Longhorn Family,

Your PTSA Executive Board and Committee Chairs would like to THANK each member for your faithfulness, contributions, and support. We have been able to achieve great milestones this year as a result and it would not have been possible without you. Give yourselves a pat on the back.

***2019-2020 PTA Awards Received***

Good Standing Distinction

Early Bird Achievement Award

Head Start Award

Fall Membership Increase Award

***Current/Upcoming Event Dates***

October 15 to December 19 – Funds2Orgs Shoe Drive

January 24 – In and Out Burger Food Truck

February 29 – Talent Show

April 11 – 2nd Annual Spring Fling Dance (9th-12th grade invited)

May 8 – Teacher Appreciation Social

***Shoe Drive Fundraiser now through December 19***

By donating gently worn, used and new shoes to the CHHS/NGC PTSA, the shoes will be given a second chance and make a difference in people’s lives around the world. **Bring shoe donations to the Pep Rally this Friday for a chance to win a $25 gift card! **

Primary Drop off locations:

Cedar Hill High School - 1 Longhorn Blvd, front lobby from 7:45PM - 3:45PM

Cedar Hill Ninth Grade Center - 1515 W. Beltline Rd, front office from 7:45PM - 3:45PM

Other Locations:

Cedar Hill Admin Building - 285 Uptown Blvd, front lobby from 8AM - 5PM

Frost Bank - 150 E Highway 67, Duncanville, TX, front lobby from 9AM - 5PM

Z’s Barber Shop - 325 W. Beltline, from 10A to 5PM Tuesday through Friday

Cedar Hill Public Library - 225 Cedar St, entrance lobby from 10AM to 6PM (closed on Sunday)

Cedar Hill Recreation Center - 310 E Parkerville Rd, front lobby from 5:30AM to 9:30PM



Student PTSA Member – Jalen Clark

Faculty PTSA Member – Mrs. Antwanette Lynn

Remember to follow us on Twitter (@CHLonghornsPTSA) and ​Like Us on Facebook (@CedarHillHSPTSA). ​ You may direct all questions to longhornptsa@gmail.com.​

Best personal regards,

CHHS/NGC PTSA Executive Board

Tiffany Ingram, President

Teresa Clark-Muhammad, Vice President

Savanah Henley, Treasurer

Saundra Jones, Secretary

Melody Bradley, Parliamentarian

CHHS/NGC PTSA Committee Chairs

Adrian Jenkins, Membership

Bershatta Major, Fundraising

Ida Gent, Hospitality

Veronica Hutchings, Social Media

Tauncia Franklin, Parent Volunteer Committee (PVC) 2021

Michelle Brightmon, Parent Volunteer Committee (PVC) 2022

"We are Longhorn Proud! Thank you for your continued support."

Principal Advisory Council

Thanks for encouraging your scholar to apply! I wrapped up meetings today and will be sending out communication by Thursday to all who have been selected.

All Pro Dads of CHHS

Please take note of the All-Pro Dads Breakfast for the 19-20 School Year!

January 31- 9th and 10th Grade

March 5 -11th Grade

April 24- 12th Grade

Ronnie Jessie, CHHS Chapter Leader 214-356-6953
Larry Jones, CHHS Co-Chapter Leader 214-475-1422

Site Based Decision Making Committee

( After Thanksgiving) Date TBA

Time : 4:00 PM

Location: Library

Senior Corner

All senior information can be found at the following link:


Class of 2020,

We are proud to hear that many of you are working on college applications. Here are some things to think about as you complete the process.


If you plan to take or retake the ACT and /or SAT scholars with free or reduced lunch can receive test fee waivers. If you participated in an SAT School Day (at Cedar Hill High

School or another high school) and had free or reduced lunch at that time, you will have two test fee waivers in your College Board Account. When you log in to your College Board Account, look for ‘Accept you SAT waiver benefits’. If you do not see this, continue to register for the test. At the payment portion it will ask if you have a waiver. If you cannot select that option, that means your waivers are there. If it tries to charge you, save, log out and request an SAT waiver from your counselor (see directions below). ACT test fee waivers are requested from your counselor. Complete a waiver request form, at the receptionist’s desk, and leave the form with the receptionist. Your counselor will send a pass for you once the waiver has been processed.


Once you take the ACT or SAT with a test fee waiver, you qualify for college application waivers. SAT will load four college application waivers in your College Board account. Log in to your College Board account. Select mySAT. Scroll toward the bottom of the page to ‘print view you college application waivers’. Open the waivers and type in your email and phone number on the first waiver. You DO NOT need to put your social security number. Click on the next waiver and your email and phone number will populate on the additional three waivers. These waivers have a unique code. Print two sets.One set you will sign and mail to the college(s). On the other set, write the name of the college you sent the waiver to, to keep track of which waiver went to which college If a college says they did not receive the waiver, you will know the correct waiver to resend. If you took the ACT, request an ACT college application waiver from your counselor. Use your SAT waivers first. If you qualify for free or reduced lunch but paid to take the ACT and SAT you can still request college application waivers from your counselor. The National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC) offered fee waivers for students in this situation. If you are applying to an HBCU, check to see if the school is a member of Common Black College Application before using an ACT, SAT or NACAC fee waiver or paying the fee. For ACT or NACAC college application waivers, complete a waiver request form, at the receptionist’s desk, and leave the form with the receptionist. Your counselor will send a pass for you once the waiver has been processed.


If you are completing applications on Apply Texas, at the end when it requests payment, select waiver. If you do not qualify for a waiver select pay the institution. Do not make payment to Apply Texas. You may change your mind about an application you submit. You want to have control over whether or not the college gets the application fee.


Cedar Hill High School is a member of Texas Advance Program with the University of Texas at Austin and we are a Century Scholar School with Texas A&M University at College Station. These memberships wave the application fee for these two universities for all Cedar Hill High School seniors. If you apply to the University of Texas at Austin or Texas A&M University, request their waiver during the payment portion of the application.


Cedar Hill ISD has paid the fee for all of our seniors to join Common Black College Application. This membership will waiver the college application fee to 56 HBCUs. Select APPLY NOW, set up your account then enter chhs2019 in PROMO CODE.


Be sure to complete the Dallas County Promise steps. Dallas County Promise should be an option that all of our seniors have on the table in May.

Remember to check out the Resources Page on the high school’s website for all things college!

Your Cedar Hill High School Counseling Department.

FAFSA Information

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for the class of 2020 opened October 1st. If you want any financial assistance with paying for college you will need to complete your FAFSA. FAFSA is a free application for college-bound (trade school, technical school, two-year college or four-year college) scholars to see if they qualify for federal grants, loans and/or work study.

  • Grants-money that does not need to be paid back
  • Loans-money that is borrowed and will need to be paid back
  • Work Study-students are given a part-time job,with pay, on campus

Completing the application does not obligate you to take what is offered, it just lets you know what you qualify for. If you do not think you will qualify for grants, it is still important to complete the FAFSA. Colleges have several grants and scholarships and not all are need based. There can be merit based grants and/or scholarships you may qualify for but you will not be considered unless you submit a completed FAFSA. Many private scholarships require a completed FAFSA as well.

The first step in completing the FAFSA is for you and at least one parent to obtain a FSA ID. A FSA ID allows you (if you filed taxes) and your parent to electronic link your FAFSA to the IRS to download a previous year's tax information. Current seniors starting college in the fall of 2019 will need to submit 2018 tax information. Your FSA ID also allows you and your parent to electronically sign your FAFSA. If your FAFSA is not signed electronically, it has to be printed, signed and mailed to the Federal Student Aid Office and to each college. This could delay the process. The grant and scholarship money could be gone by the time the paperwork is received and processed.

Be sure to save the username, password and email address used to create the FSA ID. I suggest to make FAFSA a contact on your phone. Most phones have a note section under each contact where this information can be saved..

2020 graduates should be completing the 2020-21 FAFSA. If you plan to take college classes in the summer of 2020, after graduation, you need to complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA as well.

Here is the link to FSA ID website. FSA ID.gov

Here is the link to the FAFSA website. FAFSA.gov

Lady Longhorn Basketball!

The Lady Horns participated in one of the tougher tournaments in the area this past weekend and finished with a record of 4-1 in 5th place!

Vs. Denison (59-27)

Cedar Hill got off to a solid start in their first round of the Mavs Fall Classic. They proved to be too much for Denison controlling the game from the start. The Horns forced Denison into 34 turnovers and scored 40 points off their mistakes. And more than half of the Lady Horn's points were scored in the paint. Senior guard, Kyla Howard, led the Horns with 11 points and 2 steals. And both Angel Jones and Portia Adams (4 assists, 4 rebounds) finished with 10 points.

Vs. Lubbock Monterey (49-47)

The Lady Longhorns got a good test in the second round against an experienced Monterey team. Monterey came out executing well on the offensive end which forced Cedar Hill to step their defense up. As a result, the Horns got a 15 point lead by the third quarter. However, the Plainsmen would not go away and slowly chipped away at Cedar Hill's lead. The Longhorns were able to edge out Monterey by getting solid stops and capitalizing off of their opponent's turnovers at the end of the game. Portia Adams had a great shooting game, knocking down 5 threes, finishing with 19 points and 4 assists. She was joined by Anzhane' Hutton with 12 points and 7 rebounds and Kyla Howard added 9 points and 2 steals.

Vs. Arlington Martin (38-47)

Cedar Hill struggled the entire game against the Warriors of Martin. The Horns could not get going on the offensive end or get on the same page defensively. Yet despite this, they still had numerous opportunities to make a comeback. However, they came up short falling to Martin 38-47. The lone Horn in double digits was Portia Adams with 10 points and 4 rebounds. Senior guard, Makalah Robinson, added 8 points and forward Angel Jones chipped in 7 points.

Vs. Waxahachie (48-40)

In the fourth round of the Mavs Fall Classic, Cedar Hill met up with district 7-6A opponent Waxahachie. The Lady Indians put up a solid fight against the Horns but Cedar Hill's dominance in the paint proved to be too much for them. Cedar Hill shot 55% in the paint scoring 30 of their 48 in the lane. The Horns' defense also helped them pull away, leading to 17 forced Indian turnovers and 13 points off of Waxahachie's mistakes. Anzhane' Hutton fell short of a double-double with 17 points and 9 boards. Adams put in 9 points and Howard added 6.

Vs. Frisco Memorial (71-45)

In their final game of the tournament, Cedar Hill went out with a bang! After Memorial went 40% from behind the arc in the first quarter, the Horns stepped their pressure up winning the last three quarters. And they continued to dominate on the inside and in the paint finishing with 46 points in the paint. They did their best offensive job of controlling the tempo and ended with only 10 turnovers. It was a complete team effort on both ends. Hutton charted another double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds. M. Robinson had 8 points, freshman forward, Micah Vaughn, added 7 points and 7 boards. Kyla Howard, Carolynn Washington and Jadyn Atchison each tallied 6 points as well.

Junior combo guard, #11 Portia Adams, was also named to the Mavs Fall Classic All-Tournament Team.

Please congratulate your Lady Longhorns on a job well done this weekend!

Your Cedar Hill Longhorns are now 6-1 and will play their first home game on Tuesday, November 19th @ 6:00 pm.

Food Deliveries to Campus

Cedar Hill High School is a closed campus and will not allow food deliveries via UberEats, DoorDash,GrubHub, etc. Students who violate this policy, will be subject to consequences and their food WILL NOT be delivered. Food Deliveries are only allowed by parents, guardians, or someone listed on the emergency contact list for the student and must be received in the main office before the assigned lunch period. Lunch will not be extended because a students was waiting on food.

We welcome parents to come and eat with their scholar. Please email the appropriate grade level administrator 24 hours prior to wanting to visit.

Longhorn Stadium Policy

The district's guidelines for Longhorn Stadium are as follows:

  • All middle school-aged children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • All visiting teams and fans should enter on Somerset Road to access visitors parking lot.
  • Ticket sales will end at 9:25 p.m. and the stadium gates close at 9:30 p.m.
  • To ensure your safety at Longhorn Stadium, bags or purses are not allowed inside the stadium.
  • Clear totes, plastic storage bags and small clutches are allowed inside the stadium.
  • All Students must have their school-issued ID. Showing your Skyward account will not work!

Yearbook Sales, Senior Ads, Picture Retakes, Senior Picture Retakes, and more

Lunch Application 2019-2020

All CHISD students need to complete the Lunch Application! The district has a goal of 100% of our parents complete the application. If you have not completed the application, please do so.

Dangers of Vaping

E-Cigarettes, Vapes, and Juul's are a nationwide problem. Cedar Hill HS , would like to provide you some informational resources so that you are in the know of the dangers that E-Cigarettes pose.

2019-2020 Dress Code

Scholars are expected to be in compliance each day. Please review the dress code with your child.

Bus Transportation Information for 2019-2020

arrive 5-7 minutes early to his or her route If you have questions or concerns email Letiticia Brown at letitia.brown@firstgroup.com or Evonne Stewart at evonne.stewart@firstgroup.com. You can also call 972-293-8531.

New Counseling Assignments for 2019-2020

Camille Vaughn

Lead Academic Counselor

Last Name A-Ed

Email: camille.vaughn@chisd.net

(469) 272-2000 Ext. 7023

Kimberly Burns


Last Name Eg-Ka

Email: kimberly.burns@chisd.net

(469) 272-2000 Ext. 702

Bonnie Baker


Last Name Ke-Rod

Email: bonita.baker@chisd.net

(469) 272-2000 Extension 7170

Patrice Gray


Last Name Rog-Z

Email: patrice.gray@chisd.net

(469) 272-2000 Extension 724

CHHS Administrative Staff

Jason Miller

Campus Principal


William Petty

Associate Principal

12th Grade Students


Traci Bragg

Assistant Principal


11th grade Students

Keric McGowan

Assistant Principal


10th Grade Students and General HS 9th Grade Students

Nicki Edwards

ECA Principal


ECA Students

Contact for Dual Credit and Advanced Placement

Shanta Mackey

Dean of Instruction


Lady Longhorn Basketball

Tuesday, Nov. 19th, 6pm

301 J Elmer Weaver Freeway

Cedar Hill, TX

Longhorn Basketball

Tuesday, Nov. 19th, 4:30pm

301 J Elmer Weaver Freeway

Cedar Hill, TX

Longhorn Basketball

Friday, Nov. 22nd, 6pm

301 J Elmer Weaver Freeway

Cedar Hill, TX

Varsity Football vs Denton Guyer

Saturday, Nov. 23rd, 12pm

1 AT&T Way

Arlington, TX

9th and 10th Grade Comprehensive HS -All Pro Dad Breakfasts

Friday, Jan. 31st 2020 at 7:30-9:30am

1 Longhorn Boulevard

Cedar Hill, TX

RSVP by 1/28/20 so we can prepare the correct amount of food.

This breakfast will be for all 9th and 10th-grade dads, mentors, and father-like individuals.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.