Panther Pause

21 years of Pride at Colleyville Heritage High School

9.8.17

Panthers,


It is crazy to think that we are already finishing the third week of school. Throughout this week, you may have noticed that we adopted a school in Southeast Texas, Bridge City HS. Bridge City is a place very near and dear to my heart as I served as principal there prior to coming to CHHS. We are currently focusing our efforts to supporting those that lost so much in the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. We will have several opportunities to make monetary donations to support the relief efforts in this great community, starting tonight at the football game.


Speaking of the football game, tonight is going to be a great night to come support all of our students as they put their talents on display. The Friday experience is truly an amazing thing to see with all of the PRIDE on display by so many groups with CHHS students. The game starts tonight at 7:30pm at Mustang-Panther Stadium. You can purchase your tickets online this year by using the following link. On the volleyball front, they begin district play tonight as they travel to Carter Riverside. CHHS Volleyball is currently ranked 5 in the state with a record of 21-7. Needless to say, it is a great time to be a Panther!! Have a great weekend and GO PANTHERS!!


Dr. Lance Groppel

CHHS Principal

#CHPantherPride

Student Voice

Define what PRIDE at CHHS means to you.


To me, CHHS PRIDE means being the best I can be; not only for myself, but for CHHS and the organizations I represent. Whether it's going with the band to football games and competitions or attending service events with a club. I'm proud to be a Colleyville Heritage student and I am always excited to give my best effort. PRIDE at CHHS is something this school has done a great job establishing and something that I'm so thankful to be a part of.


- Amanda Reyes

Panther Football

It’s GAME Day! Friday, September 8th Frisco Heritage vs. CHHS Panthers @ Panther Stadium 7:30PM. Come out and show your Panther PRIDE and tailgate with CHHS Football Booster. We will serve BBQ from The Feed Store BBQ, the cost is donations! All Panthers are welcome!


CHHS Football Game Schedules:

Freshman Red

Freshman Black

JV Sept 14th Trinity vs. CHHS @CHHS 6PM

Varsity Sept 8th Frisco Heritage vs. CHHS Panthers @Panther Stadium 7:30PM


Please go to the CHHS Panther Football website for all updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter @PantherFBBost, or Instagram! #PantherOn


Football Parent Volunteers Needed:

Football parent volunteers are needed - please sign up here! Sign up to support our players and coaches. Varsity Brotherhood meal schedule volunteers needed here. Varsity Tailgate volunteers needed here. Varsity (Away side) Concession Stand needs are here.

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Make a donation tonight to bring HOPE to bchs

CHHS Student Council and Leadership will be collecting donations for Bridge City High School during 3rd quarter at the football game tonight against Frisco Heritage.

CHHS Football Tickets

Make sure to purchase your CHHS Football game tickets by clicking here. There will be no football tickets sales during school at CHHS. You can purchase your football tickets using the provided link above or at the gate using a credit card or cash.

Panther Volleyball

The Lady Panther Volleyball program begins district play Friday, September 8th at Carter Riverside! Freshmen and JV play at 5:30 and Varsity plays immediately after. Please come support your Lady Panthers!


The Lady Panthers play Eastern Hills at home Tuesday, September 12. Freshmen and JV play at 5:30pm and Varsity will play immediately after. If you miss that one, your next chance to catch the Lady Panthers in action at home is Friday, September 15! Freshmen and JV at 5:30pm, Varsity immediately after. Come show your Panther Pride!

CHHS Hopecoming

The CHHS PALS and The Pride yearbook staff will be selling CHHS HOPEcoming shirts with 100% of the proceeds going toward our adopted school, Bridge City High School. Instead of spending $150+ on a mum or garter, please consider donating that money to a greater cause by bringing HOPE to a school that was closed for several weeks due to Hurricane Harvey.


Any student that donates more than $20 will receive this shirt to wear to the homecoming pep rally and game. These will be made available every day in the Spirit Shop during all lunches starting on Monday, September 18th.

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PROJECT GRADUATION

CHHS PTSA is excited to bring Project Graduation to the class of 2018! Project Graduation is a program designed to keep our seniors off the roads on graduation night in a safe, overnight lock-in event which is alcohol and drug free. We need your help! We need your ideas, your time, your services and your skills. We need to raise approximately $25,000 to provide our kids with a memorable event that is at no cost to them. Please help us start a new CHHS tradition for our kids! We can provide them with a safe, fun and memorable celebration with your help!


The event will be at Dave and Buster’s in Euless on May 31 and include tons of food and fun activities like games, karaoke, hypnotist, comedian or magician, plus prizes and giveaways. We hope to give away a car; and $50 cash to each student who attends but it all depends on you! If you can help by volunteering or donating funds, or if you own or know of a local business that would like to donate or be a sponsor, please sign up on the sign up genius link.


Fundraising has already begun!

You can help now by selling or purchasing tickets for our 50/50 drawing that will take place every HOME football game at Mustang Panther stadium! To purchase, look for our volunteers in the parking lot during tailgating, at the front gates, in the concession area and stands selling tickets until half time. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. The winner gets half the pot and the rest goes to Project Graduation. Help us by signing up for a shift to sell tickets! WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR TONIGHT’S GAME! Students can also volunteer for service hours!! Have them bring their card to be signed. Click on the link to volunteer.

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Students Standing Strong

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Go Center

Texas Tech will be in the Go Center on Thursday, September 7th during all lunches John Brown University will be at CHHS on Friday, September 8th.

**Don't forget to check out the wall in the Go Center each week to see which colleges are visiting.


Seniors:

Have you submitted your college applications yet? The Go Center is available for appointments to assist you with your college process or answer any questions you might have. We are available before and after school, during lunch and during your senior releases. In addition, scholarship opportunities are being updated in the GCISD website and will also be posted on the Go Center Scholarship wall.

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2018 Senior Yearbook Pictures

If your student did not get his/her senior picture taken over the summer on one of the eight days provided, you only have three opportunities left: September 9, 16, and 23. Please click here to reserve your free yearbook sitting so that you are included in the 2018 CHHS Yearbook.

Panther Baseball

Baseball will be selling stadium chairs at most CHHS home football games! Support your CHHS Baseball!
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JOIN AP BOOSTER CLUB

All CHHS parents are invited and encouraged to join AP Booster Club (APBC), the booster club for academics at CHHS. Go here to pay the $25 dues online. Those dues go to support APBC’s activities, including supporting CHHS AP teachers and students during exam weeks; programs about academic and college planning; college testing prep courses on campus; and senior and teacher scholarships. APBC is also looking for volunteers to help with this year’s events.


Contact Cheryl Helms at cheryl.teamhelms@gmail.com for more information.

SENIORS 2018

CHHS PTSA has set up a 2018 Senior site using Shutterfly found here. PTSA will post news, events and reminders there; collect pics for a slideshow; and post info on all things relating to Seniors 2018! Join now by clicking on the link above to request access. Please share with your friends and neighbors! This is a closed, private site for senior parents only, and will give you access to tons of upcoming information for the year. Please send your student's name for verification. We are looking forward to a great senior year!

SUMMER VOLUNTEER HOURS

If you did any volunteering for your favorite CHHS program this summer, please submit your volunteer hours for June, July and August 2017 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.

Yearbook Pictures

Yearbook Picture Day for all 9-11 graders were on September 6 or September 7. If you forgot to order pictures, please call Legacy Studios at 1-800-348-4360.

Support CHHS Panther Choirs

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CHHS Open House

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Student Volunteers Needed

PTSA needs your students’ help with our Pitch in for Panther$ Fundraiser at Open House Monday, Sept. 11 by holding buckets in the hallways for donations. Sign up to volunteer here. Earn 1.5 to 3 hours of community service time and you can volunteer side-by-side with a friend. Two time slots are available. Choose a time that works for best for you or work both for 3 hours credit.

  • 5:45-7:15 p.m.
  • 7:15-8:45 p.m.

Check in at the PTSA table in the Panther Den just before your time slot and get your volunteer card signed when you are finished. There will be snacks for volunteers. Questions? Email vpwaysmeans@chhsptsa.org.

JOIN PTSA AT OPEN HOUSE & PITCH IN FOR PANTHER$

CHHS Open House is Monday, Sept. 11 starting at 6 p.m. As you are walking your student’s schedule, please stop by the PTSA Membership Table by the school’s front doors and join PTSA and donate for our Pitch in for Panthers campaign. This is PTSA’s only fundraiser each year and it supports our $30,000 annual budget, which benefits all of our students, teachers and parents. PTSA is the booster club for all of CHHS. Everyone who joins or donates at the table Monday night will receive a free Chick-Fil-A gift card. You can also join PTSA or donate

at this link: http://www.chhsptsa.org/ Questions? Email Daneye Quigley at vpmembership@chhsptsa.org


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JOIN PTSA — CHHS’s BOOSTER CLUB

Don’t forget to join PTSA for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. Remember, 2018 seniors must join CHHS PTSA by October to be eligible to apply for PTSA scholarships in spring 2018. CHHS PTSA is the booster club for all CHHS students, teachers and parents! Look for sign-up tables at CHHS’s Open House, Monday, Sept. 11. Or sign up at this link: http://www.chhsptsa.org/ Questions? Email Daneye Quigley at vpmembership@chhsptsa.org

Students Leveling Down in classes

Leveling Down: Within the first semester, students are allowed to level down to Pre-AP or on-level courses at the end of the 4-week point (pending availability). The level down window is September 11th-13th. Students can find the Google Form at the top of the counseling website beginning on Monday the 11th at 8 a.m. Consultation with parents and teachers and 3 week grades should be used to help make informed decisions. The form will be taken down at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13th. As changes are made, students will receive their new schedules.

2018 CHHS Yearbook

Please make sure to purchase your yearbook at the lowest price by midnight on Friday, September 15th! Click here to buy the 2018 CHHS Yearbook.

CHHS Athletic Trainers help bring awareness for breast cancer

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Join DECA today!

DECA is a nonprofit education association that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality management in high schools and colleges around the globe, and is available to any student 9th - 12th grade enrolled at Colleyville Heritage High School.


Why Join DECA?

  • DECA is a nationally recognized association and membership looks great on college applications and resumes.
  • You can network and make friends with members at CHHS, around Texas, and throughout the U.S.
  • Membership will provide you with the following:
    • Leadership development and achievement
    • Scholarship and prize opportunities
    • Career development and preparation
    • Community service experiences
    • Challenging competitive events
    • Networking opportunities
    • Participation in social activities designed for CHHS members
    • Travel/field trip opportunities


How to Join?

See Ms. Neal in room F155 for membership forms. You may email with any questions: stephanie.neal@gcisd.net. Local businesses and community membership are also eligible and encouraged to join DECA and help support Collevyille Heritage DECA club!

Support the CHHS Pantherettes

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CHHS Homecoming Dance

The annual CHHS Homecoming Dance is on Saturday, September 30th in Gym 1 from 7-10pm. Tickets will be sold in the Spirit Shop during all lunches from September 18-29. All grades are welcome, and the attire is "dress to impress". Make sure to follow the CHHS PALS on Twitter @CHHS_PALS for more upcoming information or watch the video!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=eCwrMgsDmUo

Support the CHHS Panteras

The CHHS Panteras are having a restaurant fundraiser at the Black Walnut Cafe in Colleyville on Tuesday September 19th. 15% of all proceeds will go to the Panteras!

SECRETS TO SPEND LESS FOR COLLEGE

The GCISD community is invited to attend CHHS PTSA’s first parent education program of the year at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 in the CHHS Lecture Hall. After a brief PTSA General Meeting, the hour-long program will offer parents lots of great, free advice about how to spend less to send your students to college, whether you make $70,000 or $700,000 a year. The program is most useful to parents of freshmen, sophomores and juniors. For more information, email Debra Hurley at debra_hurley@sbcglobal.net or go to chhsptsa.org.

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AP TEACHER MEET & GREET

CHHS parents are invited to attend the AP Booster Club’s first program of year, an AP Teacher Meet & Greet at 6:30 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 21 in CHHS Library. Come find out what you need to know to help your students have a successful academic year in their AP and PreAP classes. AP teachers will take questions from the audience. Email APBC’s Secretary Robyn Schmidt at krkcschmidt@gmail.com for more information.

Support CHHS Soccer

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Junior Pantera Dance Clinic

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CHHS SENIOR 2018 LUNCHEON

PTSA and the CHHS administration are celebrate our 2018 seniors with an annual fall cookout! The Senior 2018 Luncheon will be Friday, Oct. 13, at CHHS from 11:20 a.m.-1:20 p.m. during all lunch periods. Senior parents are invited to make this CHHS tradition a fun day! Click on the sign up genius to help at the event or donate items.

2018 Senior Ad in the yearbook

It's time to buy your 2018 Senior Ad for the 2017-2018 CHHS Yearbook! Please click here for more information. You can easily purchase your Senior Ad now at the cheapest price before Friday, November 17th, and then submit all of your information and pictures by the final deadline on January 19th.

CHHS Twitter

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @CHPantherPride for all of the most recent day-to-day CHHS information!

GCISD App

The GCISD App is now live! Click here to get all of the most up-to-date information from your phone!

VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECK

All volunteers at CHHS (and for any GCISD school) must complete the following Volunteer Background Authorization form online. All volunteers are required to reapply each year at this link. Click on Volunteer Handbook and complete this training for each school you will be volunteering at and also download the Application form to complete the Background Check:

Student Insurance Plans

GCISD has made available a supplemental accident insurance policy through Student Insurance Plans. Please click here for more information on Student Insurance Plans.

Free and Reduced Application

In accordance with program guidelines, the Free and Reduced application will be available online as part of skyward registration. When registering for the 2017-2018 school year, parents or guardians should complete the Free and Reduced application. For your convenience, the application may also be filled out anytime electronically by clicking here. If you do not have access to a computer, your campus will have one available for you to complete the online application. For those parents that still would like to complete a paper application, copies will be available at campus front offices or the Nutrition Services office. If you have any questions, please call 817-251-5617 or email athel.micka@gcisd.net

Counselor Connections

Please visit the counseling website by clicking here. You can find everything from transcript requests to our monthly newsletter to GPA/quartile cutoffs and much more!

Panther Applause

Make sure to check out our #CHPantherPride in the weekly Panther Applause!

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.