Panther Pause

26 years of Pride at Colleyville Heritage High School

9.24.21

I hope that everyone had a great four day week! It has been a nice change of weather as we move into the fall season. Last week, our students took their school pictures and received their student IDs. It is the expectation that your student visibly wear their student ID while in the building. This is for the safety and security of our students and school. Students who do not have their ID will be required to get a temporary ID during the school day. The next and final opportunity to get their school picture taken and receive an ID will be on October 6th in Gym 1 from 8-4pm.


Please note that October 13, 2021 will be our PSAT/SAT testing day at CHHS and not all students will participate. We will be providing additional information to our students and parents about the details of this day. I hope everyone is able to enjoy this beautiful weekend and we appreciate your support.


CHHS PRIDE,

Mr. Denning

Highlights from GCISD:

Parent Technology Academy

GCISD’s Parent Technology Academy is returning for the 2021-2022 school year! The first session of the year will be held on Wednesday, September 29, at 6:30 p.m. on Webex. The session will include the unveiling of the new ClassLink Parent Portal which will give parents one-click access to resources such as Skyward, RevTrack, Lightspeed Internet Reporting and more.


No registration is required, and parents can join by simply visiting www.GCISD.net/ParentTech. Shortly before the session begins, this link will direct parents directly to the Webex session.


The Parent Technology Academy is a place where parents can come to learn about current trends in social media, online websites, and tools their students use each day at school. This Academy is a place to pull back the curtain on the many apps and websites that students use on a day-to-day basis in and out of school. Past sessions have included Top Apps Parents Need to Know, Social Media and College, Understanding Google Docs, Internet Safety, Minecraft for Parents, Fortnite For Parents, Device-Free Dinners and more.

DFW Airport Teen Volunteers

DFW Airport is looking for high school students interested in joining its Navigator volunteer program. Shifts are usually 2-4 hours long and are a great way for high school students to earn community service hours. Additionally, DFW Airport would love to welcome students who have some foreign language skills or an interest in an international audience! More information can be found online at https://volunteer.dfwairport.com/teen-navigators.

Trinity River Authority Art Contest

The Trinity River Authority's (TRA) annual art contest calls on 1st-grade through 8th-grade students who live in the Trinity River basin to create original artwork depicting this year's theme, "Save Your Pipes, Don't Flush the Wipes". The contest aims to raise awareness about the importance of conserving and protecting our water supplies from potential pollution.


A winner from each grade is selected and an overall grand-prize winner is selected from among the winning entries. The winners are invited to attend the October TRA Board of Directors meeting where they are individually recognized and receive prizes.


More information and rules can be found here. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2021.

Highlights from counseling:

Counselor Corner

ASVAB Career Exploration Program

CHHS will be offering the ASVAB Career Exploration Program test on September 27, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. This is an excellent way for students to learn about their strengths and passions and the careers that will match. Each student who takes this test will receive a 45 minute personalized session to go over their results when they are available. Click here to learn more and here to sign up.

Out of the Darkness Walk

"Out of the Darkness Walk" with GCISD Hope Squads Oct. 30th - click HERE to register.

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT - Jordan Losack

Jordan Losack is the third CHHS Panther in the family. She is very involved with Track, FFA, Best Buddies,Black Attack , and student council, where she is honored to be the Student Body President. Jordan is also a proud leader in Leadership, , Red Jackets, FCA, NHS, and Spirit Sisters. You might have seen her dog with her at school. Through FFA, She raises guide dogs for the blind. She trains "Bestie" everyday to become a Guide Dog for the Blind Organization. Next Year Jordan plans to attend college and study animal sciences! Her favorite family motto is “give HOPE- Help One Person Everyday "


Jordan thinks " Project Graduation is a great way to stay safe and make fun memories with all your friends and classmates together one last time". She is honored to be a Panther and wants to celebrate with her entire class as project graduation 2022!


Project Graduation is a program designed to keep students off the roads on graduation night in a safe, overnight lock-in event which is alcohol and drug free. The event will be 11pm - 5am at Dave and Buster’s in Euless on Graduation night, May 26th and include tons of food and fun activities like games, karaoke, a hypnotist, comedian or magician, plus prizes and giveaways.


We are looking for students to help us promote CHHS Project Graduation! Being involved will also promote your sport, club or organization! If you are interested, we will coordinate with you to determine which date you will be featured as our Senior Spotlight Student. Only a certain number of applicants will be accepted so apply quickly to get a spot. Please fill out the following Google Form or contact Rhonda Byers if you are interested in being featured in the


Senior Spotlight: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13wQPJ8tJHmROnDEDTBaxyh5fliQ8MmazzyiSCBpGaIs/edit

Panther Events:

Panther Volleyball

Panther volleyball is in the middle of district play and we love the support from our parents, friends, and other fans. Shoutout to the student section at our home game on Tuesday! Our next home game is on Tuesday (09/28). Here is our schedule for this week:


Varsity:

09/24 - CHHS vs. Denton Ryan @ Ryan at 6:30

09/28 - CHHS vs. Northwest @ HOME at 6:30


JV:

09/24 - CHHS vs. Denton Ryan @ Ryan at 5:30

09/28 - CHHS vs. Northwest @ HOME at 5:30


Freshman A:

09/24 - CHHS vs. Denton Ryan @ Ryan at 5:30

09/25 - CHHS in The Colony Tournament - schedule TBA

09/28 - CHHS vs. Northwest @ HOME at 5:30


Freshman B:

09/24 - CHHS vs. Denton Ryan @ Ryan at 6:30

09/28 - CHHS vs. Northwest @ HOME at 6:30

Panther Tennis

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ladies wrestling team

The wrestling team needs you! We have 6 varsity spots open on the ladies wrestling team. This is a great sport to learn self defense and there are LOTS of college scholarships available. Please email Coach McCready, or come by the wrestling room any day before school to learn more.

UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER:

Title: Panther Choir Car Wash

Stop by Worthington National Bank (Colleyville Blvd & Glade Rd) on Saturday, September 25th from 10am to 2pm for a car wash by Panther Choir. The Car Wash Fundraiser is FREE and donations are greatly appreciated. Visit www.chhspantherchoir.com for more information.

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Support CHHS PTSA

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Attention AP Students

By now you should have enrolled in all your AP courses in AP Classroom (this should have been done in class with your teachers). Our next deadline is on September 30, 2021 -- you must select whether you plan to take each course's exam. You will make this selection in AP Classroom. You will need to select to take it or not to take it, but a selection must be made in all classes. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Mann, AP Testing Coordinator. The next deadline after this is November 30, 2021 -- all exams must be paid for in Total Registration.

CHHS Panther Theatre presents...

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GCISD College Visits

This year we will be hosting college, military and job reps back in the Go Center! They will be hosted at the Go Center counter during lunches. The calendars, where you can see who is visiting each day, can be found on the Go Center website as pictured.

Attention Seniors

If you have not yet taken the School Day SAT through GCISD, you are eligible to take it on campus on October 13. Please reach out to Mrs. Mann, SAT School Day Testing Coordinator, if you have any questions about eligibility. Please follow this link for more information about the SAT School Day exam.

SCHOOL PICTURE retakes

**All picture retakes (including seniors) will be on Wednesday, October 6th from 8-4pm. All seniors that did not get their senior picture taken in June for the yearbook will have this final opportunity on this day. All students can get this done before school at 8am, during their lunch, or during class with permission from their teacher. No appointment is needed.


If you forgot to turn in your order when pictures were taken, you can still order by going here and using code 7022F22.

Jr. Pantera Dance Clinic

Calling all 4 year olds to 8th Graders to join us on Saturday, October 9th, for our Annual Jr. Pantera Dance Clinic!!

Sponsored by: Ambition Dance Productions


USE THIS LINK TO REGISTER YOUR JR. PANTERA!


Early Bird Registration Fee: $55 per participant or $45 per sibling
Runs from August 3 - September 17

Regular Registration Fee: $65 per participant or $55 per sibling
Runs from September 18 - October 9 (Day of Clinic)
*Register BY 9/29 to secure a T-shirt!!

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CHHS Senior Cookout & Poster

It is time to celebrate the Class of 2022 with the Annual CHHS Senior Cookout. The CHHS PTSA Senior Events Committee invites Senior Parents to join their student for lunch on Friday, October 29th in the CHHS Courtyard. The cookout is FREE, and Senior Parents are needed to help make this CHHS tradition a fun day!


Click on the Signup Genius to help at the event or donate items: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ea4af2ca3fdce9-chhs


Additionally, the Senior Events Committee is asking parents to create and drop off a poster celebrating their student to display at the luncheon. Posters 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 be represented! PLEASE DO NOT MAKE THE POSTER TOO HEAVY TO HANG on the wall. Posters can be dropped off on Wednesday, October 27th or Thursday, October 28th in the Attendance Office. Posters can be picked up after the cookout or will be in the office the following week for pick up. Please put your name and cell number on the back of the poster.


Questions? Contact Denise Helou, CHHS PTSA Senior Events Chair, at seniorevents@chhsptsa.org.

Order your CHHS Yearbook

Make sure to order your CHHS Yearbook! You can now order your 2021-2022 CHHS Yearbook by going to www.jostens.com. Make sure to order it now before the next price increase on Friday, November 12.

SENIOR ad in the CHHS YEARBOOK

You can pay and create your Senior Ad TODAY! Senior ads in the yearbook are a great way for parents, families and friends to commemorate student achievements and important milestones. To purchase and create your ad, follow the instructions found here. Jostens is managing your school's yearbook ad sales so please do not contact or send materials to the school. All ads must be paid for and submitted online before the price increase on Friday, November 12th. Senior ads are for seniors only.

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5th Annual CHHS Baseball Booster Club Golf Classic

The 5th Annual CHHS Baseball Booster Club Golf Classic is scheduled for Thursday, November 18th. Start making plans now to show off your skills, or lack of skills, on the course and participate in the day's events including the auction and dinner.
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CHHS Panther Theatre upcoming attractions

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SUMMER PARENT VOLUNTEER HOURS

If you did any volunteering for your favorite CHHS program this summer, please submit your volunteer hours for June, July, and August 2021 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 students’ Community Scholar hours (see CSAP program guidelines on the Counseling website about that). Submit your hours in 2 minutes at this link: Volunteer hours

Ongoing Important Information:

CHHS PREP Services ‘21-’22

CHHS Football Spirit Wear

Buy yours today! Click THIS LINK to go to the store!

Sign Up Today Class of 2022 Parents and Students

With Class of 22 Image included below, put the following text:


Class of 2022, 2023, 2024 & 2025 Students & Parents ~ WE NEED YOU! We want to keep CHHS Project Graduation going for years to come and we need your help to start planning for our 2022 Seniors! Our goal is to have parents and students from ALL grade levels on the committee! Most positions are a minimum time commitment. More than one person can help with each position so get a friend or two and sign up together. Please use one space per name and note in the comments if you would like to work as a team. Students can also volunteer to help with any positions and earn service hours! Students would be perfect to help with website, social media, contacting businesses and more!

Click THIS LINK to go to the Sign Up Genius and Volunteer Today!

The Roaring Red

Check out the CHHS Newspaper, The Roaring Red, for an in-depth look of what’s happening on our campus!

CHHS PTSA 2021-2022 MEMBERSHIP

WELCOME BACK PANTHERS!!

IT IS TIME TO SIGN UP OR RENEW YOUR

CHHS PTSA 2021-2022 MEMBERSHIP

Sign-Up by going to Join | CHHS PTSA

Questions? Email Janeece Garlish at vpmembership@chhsptsa.org

Community Membership Campaign

Our GCISD Council of PTAs is kicking off our Community Membership Campaign for the 21-22 year!


Support our local PTAs by joining all 17 campuses with a Community Membership.


Details of the program are on our GCISD Council of PTAs Website. A direct link to join as a Council Community member is linked here.

COVID-19 Protocol Information

Please visit www.GCISD.net/COVID19 for lots of resources from the District pertaining to COVID-19. There you can find all of the following information, plus more:

Go Center

College Applications:

Seniors! College applications are open and the Go Center is available for appointments to assist you with your college process or answer any questions you might have. Click here to sign-up for an appointment! Or send an email to Emily.miller@gcisd.net. Please check your school email for follow-up communication.


Do you have general questions about what may be next after graduation? We are here to help you make a plan whether that is heading off to college, joining the military, or jumping into the workforce. Please come by so we can help you with your next steps!


Virtual College Visits:

Curious to how you can visit schools virtually and take advantage of their online opportunities? Check out this great resource that links you to each college's virtual experience page!


Scholarships:

Although many local scholarships are not open yet, we encourage you to begin checking the GCISD Scholarship website as this will be actively updated with new deadlines as soon as we receive them. If you have not obtained letters of recommendation, please request them now as most scholarships generally require a minimum of two letters.

Seniors also need to research scholarships that come directly from the colleges/universities to which they are applying.


Please reach out to the Go Center if you have any questions about scholarships!


GCISD College Visits:

This year we will be hosting college, military and job reps back in the Go Center! They will be hosted at the Go Center counter during lunches. The calendars, where you can see who is visiting each day, can be found on the Go Center website as pictured below.

Cafeteria Volunteers

The GCISD Nutrition Services Department is looking for volunteers! Come get to know the students while serving them a nutritious lunch in the school cafeteria. You can volunteer at your child's school or any school in the district. You must be registered as a volunteer in the district, or get signed up as a volunteer today so you can join the amazing kitchen staff serving the students. Please see the flyer for details and a link to sign up!


Cafeteria Menus

GCISD school cafeterias follow a calendar-cycle menu at breakfast and lunch. This menu begins on September 13th, 2021. During the first 4 weeks of school, all schools will follow a simplified lunch menu to allow all students to adjust to the new school year and to re-familiarize themselves with the cafeteria and their PIN number. The simplified menus can be viewed online using our menu system MealViewer. Printable copies of all menus can be downloaded here. If you have questions please contact child.nutrition@gcisd.net. GCISD Nutrition Services looks forward to serving your family in the upcoming school year!

VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECK

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 at this link: https://www.gcisd.net/cms/one.aspx?pageId=195550

House Bill 4545

Given the disruptions of the 2020-2021 school year, the 87th Texas Legislature passed House Bill 4545, signed on June 16, 2021, which provides additional learning opportunities for students who did not meet standards on the STAAR exam in the form of extra tutoring.


For Families of Students Who Did Not Perform Satisfactorily on STAAR Exams

If a student does not perform satisfactorily on a STAAR, STAAR End of Course (EOC), or STAAR Alt exam, in any STAAR assessed grade levels and subjects, the District will provide accelerated instruction.


For a student who does not perform satisfactorily on the math or reading assessment in grades 3, 5, or 8, the District will establish an Accelerated Learning Committee (ALC), which includes the student’s parent, to develop an educational plan for accelerated instruction to enable the student to perform at the appropriate grade level by the conclusion of the next school year. Accelerated instruction entails delivering supplemental instruction (i.e., tutoring) before or after school, or embedded in the school day and meeting HB 4545 requirements.


For Families of Students Who Did Not Take STAAR Exams for the 2020-2021 School Year

For students who were absent or otherwise unable to take the STAAR or STAAR EOC for the 2020-2021 school year, the district may administer an assessment to determine student grade level proficiency on the state standards, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). If the student earns a passing score, then the student can be exempted from the House Bill 4545 tutoring requirement.


GCISD will also provide more information to parents as we work with and gather additional insight from TEA to support our students with HB 4545 requirements.


Additional information on HB 4545 can be found at https://tea.texas.gov/about-tea/news-and-multimedia/correspondence/taa-letters/house-bill-4545-implementation-overview


Student Fees and Parking Permits

Please log into your parent portal to check all student and course fees. Some courses do have fees associated with them, along with the $5 student photo id that is charged each year. Parking permits are $100 for the full year and additional fees do apply for the painted parking spaces that are sold through StuCo. The information below will show you the steps to view and make payments online:


  1. Log in to the Skyward Parent Portal using the desktop version only

  2. Click on Fee Management on the left hand side of the list of activities. (Fees can be viewed here)

  3. Click on Make a Payment

  4. Select the fees you want to add to your cart, you can also add the fee for parking at this time.

  5. Click Checkout, which will direct you to the RevTrak page for payment.

  6. Log into RevTrak and complete your payment


The $5 online processing fee will be waived from August 3rd - 11th. Should you wish to pay these fees in person, this can be done once school is back in session or payment can be mailed to the school with attention: Ashley Chaney.


For any questions or concerns regarding fees, please contact the CHHS Bookkeeper, Ashley Chaney at 817-305-4746 or ashley.chaney@gcisd.net.

CHHS to GHS Shuttles - Transportation Safety Protocols

Students riding shuttle buses between CHHS and GHS will be assigned to a specific bus this year. Once a bus is assigned, students will ride the same bus each time they shuttle between campuses. In the event we have a positive test, all passengers on the bus will be notified.

Standard Response Protocols

The GCISD Director of Emergency Management and School Security, Allen Smith, has asked that we provide you with information regarding Standard Response Protocols.

GCISD partners with the I Love U Guys Foundation and uses the Standard Response Protocols (SRP) to respond to any situation or emergency that takes place at school or in the district.


  • Each campus will conduct drills throughout the school year. These drills are based on the Standard Response Protocols of Secure, Lockdown, Evacuate, Shelter, and Hold. GCISD developed one additional protocol known as Clear.

  • Completion of the drills is mandatory for each campus during the first two weeks of school, so that students and staff are prepared. Drills help us learn and know how to respond in the case of a real emergency at school. Our drills also help us to check certain equipment and responses. Our emergency management leaders on each campus will work with students and staff to complete our drills and document the results.


I have included the SRP Posters that are displayed in your student’s classrooms so that you can review with your student at home and discuss with them when they take part in the drills during the first two weeks. More information about Safety and Security in GCISD can be found at www.gcisd.net/our_district/safety_and_security. If you have any questions, Allen is very receptive to speaking with parents about our safety practices and may be reached at allen.smith@gcisd.net.

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.