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Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence

2.5.16

Dear Parents and Students,

Over the weekend, I had the privilege of watching 108 students collaborate in making the musical, "My Fair Lady," a huge success. I observed students take on several key roles to make the production possible. We had actors, stage hands, musicians, technical support, and set designers. All of these roles are necessary to create a musical that met the high standards of what we enjoyed Saturday night. The coordination, commitment, and passion required of our students and faculty should be commended. The musical is another example of our students and teachers working together to produce a product that we can enjoy as community. I want to say thank you to our theatre, choir, band directors, and students for creating an amazing experience for the audience -- it was wonderful.


Sincerely,

Conrad Streeter

CHHS Principal

#CHPantherPride

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Describe what it takes to pull off a successful theatrical production like My Fair Lady?


A lot of hard work goes in to making a production like My Fair Lady. Students from all walks of life spend an absurd amount of time to make sure everything happens according to our director's vision. Right from the start, the enthusiasm for this show was amazing. The actors spent hours with Ms. Devino and Ms. Massey to perfect their performances. Students worked with Mr. Faulks and Ms. Devino to design a set that would do the script justice, then our carpenters and grips got to work building it. Our team of costume and makeup designers toiled day and night to ensure each actor looked their best. Light technicians planned out the looks for each scene, and then spent weeks programming and perfecting every moment. The sound technicians and I worked with the band and the choir directors to make sure every moment of the show sounded clear.


Truly this calibre of production would be impossible without the hard work and dedication of everyone involved. As we say before each show, "It's all for one and one for all and all for the love of the theatre!"


-Ben Hickey, Senior Tech VP

Lady Panther Basketball

The Lady Panther Basketball team is winding down to the last 2 district games, and they are both tough opponents!


Friday, February 5th – LD Bell at Bell

  • 5:00 Freshman
  • 6:30 Varsity
  • 8:00 JV


Tuesday, February 9th (Senior Night) – SL Carroll at CHHS

  • 5:00 Freshman
  • 6:30 Varsity
  • 8:00 JV


We need both of these wins to finish 2nd in District. We hope you can come out and cheer these ladies on to victory! BE LOUD, BE PROUD!


In addition, LADY PANTHERS ARE PLAY-OFF BOUND!

More details to follow, but we will be selling PLAY-OFF T-SHIRTS starting next week, so buy a shirt and show your support for the LPBB!

Boys Basketball

BOYS DISTRICT BASKETBALL: Come out and cheer on the Colleyville Heritage boys basketball teams Friday, February 5 at L. D. Bell High School

  • Varsity at 8:00 pm
  • JV at 5:00 pm
  • Freshman Black 6:30 pm (at Bedford Jr. High School)
  • Freshman Red at 5:00 pm (at Bedford Jr. High School)


The boys will play again at HOME on Tuesday, February 9 vs. Southlake Carroll Dragons

  • Varsity tips off at 8:00 pm
  • JV at 5:00 pm
  • Freshman Black at 6:30 pm
  • Freshman Red at 5:00 pm


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

Boys soccer

Boys Soccer games on Tuesday, February 9th in Southlake:
  • JV2 - 4:30

  • JV1 - 5:45

  • V - 7:30

Address: 1085 S Kimball Ave, Southlake, TX 76092


The boys will play again at HOME on Friday, February 12th vs. Coppell:

  • JV2 - 4:30

  • JV1 - 5:45

  • V - 7:30


Please click here for a closer look at the schedule, and you can always stay up-to-date at chhsboyssoccer.com.

Girls Soccer

We are looking forward to our some exciting games next week:

Monday Feb 9th Vs Carroll at CHHS and Friday Feb12th vs Coppell at Coppell.

Lady Panther Softball

Please come out to support your Lady Panthers at their pre-season scrimmages!


Friday, February 5th at Birdville at 9100 Mid Cities Blvd., NRH.

-JV Black - 5:45/7:00


Saturday, February 6th at Birdville at 9100 Mid Cities Blvd., NRH.

-Varsity - 12:30/2:00


Monday, February 8th Flower Mound Marcus scrimmage at CHHS.

-JV Black - 4:00

-Varsity - 5:30


Tuesday, February 9th Byron Nelson scrimmage at CHHS.

-JV Red - 5:30/7:00

CHHS Baseball

CHHS Baseball: 100 inning game will be held on Saturday, Feb 6 starting at 10am, and going all day. This game culminates the week of tryouts and signals the beginning of baseball season on the CHHS field! Come support your panther baseball team as they officially open up the baseball season. Concession stand and grill will be open.


Also, coming soon, the CHHS Baseball players will be selling flowers and Ranger tickets for their season fundraiser. Stay tuned, or contact the baseball coaches if you have interest and a player will be contacting you.

CHHS Track and Field

Track and Field parents, please review the 2016 Track Info Packet found here. Turn in forms to Coach Anderson by Mon. Feb. 8th. Barefoot Athletics orders are due by Sun. Feb. 7th.

Treasurer WANTED for CHHS Athletic Booster Club

The Athletic Booster Club (ABC) supports the following teams at CHHS:

Athletic Trainers

Baseball

Boys Basketball

Girls Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Boys Soccer

Girls Soccer

Softball

Swim/Dive

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Water Polo

Wrestling

If your son or daughter is a member of one of these teams, and you would like to volunteer to help out with CHHS ABC as the Treasurer, please contact:

Kathy Brasher - ABC President at 817-701-6233 or email tkbrasher@live.com

Premier Panteras Spring Fling

Premier Panteras will be hosting Spring Fling at CHHS on Saturday, February 6th at 2:00pm. Admission is $5 for 1st grade and up.

SHOW TEACHERS SOME LOVE

CHHS PTSA is asking parents to donate items for our Valentine’s Day Staff Appreciation event next week. PTSA is filling Valentine treat bags for our CHHS teachers and staff. PTSA will provide a cute panther paw cookie, but would love help with some bag “fillers.” Donations can be dropped off at the home of Barbara Gradke at 1815 Rolling Ridge Drive, Grapevine, in the wire basket on the porch. Please sign up at this Sign Up Genius link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e4ba9ac28a75-chhs

Class of 2016 Fundraiser!

Go eat at Teddy's Burgers on Tuesday, February 9th. Make sure to tell them that you want your proceeds to go to the CHHS Class of 2016!

Panther Band Fundraiser

The cold weather has arrived! The Colleyville Heritage High School Band is still selling spirit blankets to keep you warm and dry. A representative will be at the next home boys soccer games against LD Bell on Friday Feb. 5th. These awesome 2 sided blankets are soft on one side and have a great rain and wind layer on the other. Great for ALL outdoor activities! They are $50 cash or check and $55 credit. All proceeds will benefit the Band. There is a limited supply so don’t wait! Questions? Contact Dawn Treese at dawn@treese.org.

Speak Up! app

In Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, our number one priority is student safety. The entire counseling department has worked to foster and develop a climate where students feel comfortable speaking to a campus counselor not only about future college and career plans, but also to address issues or situations that are not representative of the positive culture we are striving to create. We understand that while many students take advantage of our services, not everyone feels comfortable coming forward and reporting an incident to a counselor for a multitude of reasons.


In an effort to provide students with an additional outlet to report behavior that detracts from our positive culture, GCISD has partnered with Speak Up! for the first partnership of its kind in the United States. Speak Up! is an app that students download on their smartphone, from which they may anonymously report bullying, theft, suspected drug use, etc. The report is then sent to a counselor so that they may investigate the claim and take appropriate action. The app is of no cost to students and will be available for all students in grades sixth through twelfth.


We wanted to make you aware of the new app before your student is sent registration information. On Friday, February 5, your student will receive an email from Speak Up! that gives step-by-step instructions on how they can register and download the app on their smartphone. From there, they may begin to use the app to report suspicious behavior and help promote good citizenship by assisting counselors and campus administrators in maintaining a positive learning environment for all students.

No Valentine Deliveries

Please refrain from sending Valentine gifts to school. We will not be delivering items and disrupting classes since Valentine's Day is on a weekend this year. Thank you for your understanding.

GCISD Special Olympics Shoot Out Fundraiser

Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District and its Special Olympics parent group will be hosting the Third Annual Triple Threat Shootout. The Shootout will include GCISD Special Olympics and Friends of Mustang-Panthers, a Special Olympics alumni group, competing against the Grapevine and Colleyville police officers. Admission will be $2 and there will also be a raffle and silent auction featuring, a 2-night stay at Great Wolf Lodge, Dallas Stars tickets, sports memorabilia, golf course passes, over 30 various local restaurant gift certificates (Del Frisco’s, Dave and Busters, Outback), PS4, bicycle, gas grill and much, much more. The Dove Dynamic Drummers will be the halftime show, as well as the Grapevine and Colleyville drum lines. The concession stand will be fully stocked and there will be event t-shirts and spirit t-shirts on sale to show your support.


So come out and join the fun on February 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Grapevine High School. GCISD serves hundreds of special needs kids ranging from ages 5 through 22. If you cannot attend the event, but would like to donate, please go to their fundraising page by clicking here.

CELEBRATE 20 YEARS AT CHHS

The whole CHHS community, past and present, is invited to attend the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the founding of Colleyville Heritage High School at a special ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29 in CHHS Auditorium. Past principals and teachers will be honored and the school’s many accomplishments will be recognized. The new 20th Anniversary Memorial Wall, paid for by CHHS PTSA, will be officially revealed following the ceremony. Refreshments will be served in the Panther Den at a reception where student organizations will have tables to highlight their accomplishments. For more information, email Dr. Groppel at lance.groppel@gcisd.net.

CHHS Go Center

As part of our inter-local agreement with UTA, CHHS must obtain parent signatures so that UTA can collect and analyze data from student visits to the Go Center. They are not collecting any identifying information, and are not violating FERPA by collecting the information that they do collect. Students are coded, and then information such as # of times they visit, what they worked on, and education path are recorded.


UTA has agreed to allow CHHS to send a permission slip out to parents in a Google form, and they will do sample reporting from the students whose parents respond this year. Please use the following link to submit a permission slip for your student:

English - http://goo.gl/forms/pD9LEb1UQF

Spanish - http://goo.gl/forms/ZWJZLnPIM3

PREP Program: Panthers Ready for Extra Practice

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Advanced Placement Exam Registration

We are pleased to announce that the registration and payment process for the 2016 AP Exams is completely on-line this year. The cost per exam is $96; the registration window will open on February 1, 2016. Payment must be made by March 7, 2016, to avoid incurring a late fee of $10. Registration will close on March 13. The registration site may be found at the following website:

www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/441408


This URL will also be posted on the CHHS website. ALL payments and exam registrations must be made through Total Registration; payments will not be accepted at CHHS. Parents will be able to pay by credit card, check, or money order. Please contact Karen Woodworth, AP Coordinator, at Karen.woodworth@gcisd.net if you have any questions.

STAAR Testing Dates

Here are the following dates for upcoming STAAR testing. Parents, please make sure you do not schedule any doctor appointments or pull-outs on these days. Students will not be released during testing.


English I - 3/29

English II - 3/31

Algebra I - 5/3

Biology/U.S. History - 5/4


Please contact Mrs. Lindsey Hopkins if you have questions at lindsey.hopkins@gcisd.net

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:

Feb. 6 & 20

Mar. 5

Apr. 9 & 30

May 21

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!

Vendors Needed

ATTENTION ALL REPRESENTATIVES OF HOME-BASED BUSINESSES AND CRAFTY TYPES! On Saturday, April 23rd, the CHHS Band program will host the North Texas Colorguard Association Solo and Ensemble Competition from 8:00am to 9:00pm, and we are looking for vendors for our market area in the Panther Den, near concessions. Hundreds of students from around north Texas and their friends and families will attend this event, so you are sure to see good traffic! Tables are $50.00 nonrefundable. For more information or to register as a vendor, please contact Allison Vande Kieft at chhs.band.sponsorship@gmail.com.

No Off-Campus Lunch

Parents and Students, we are a closed campus for all lunches. The only students that should be leaving during lunch are those that have to drive to GHS for class or have work obligations through their CATE class and this is verified by the attendance office. Students leaving for lunch will be given a two hour after school detention. Failing to attend detention results in an ISS placement. Multiple violations will result in an ISS placement. Parents are more than welcome to leave lunches up by the attendance office for students.

JANUARY VOLUNTEER HOURS

It’s time to submit the number of adult volunteer hours you volunteered in JANUARY for any CHHS organization. PTSA collects CHHS’s total 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: http://www.chhsptsa.org/submit-volunteer-hours

SENIORS: JOIN OFFICIAL WEBSITE

118 Days until Graduation!!! Stay informed on Senior events throughout 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 athttps://chhs2016.shutterfly.com

Community Scholar Ambassadors Program

The Community Scholar Ambassadors Program (CSAP) is a 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, and other academic requirements as stated in the CSAP guidelines. Students fulfilling these criteria will be locally recognized as GCISD Community Scholar Ambassadors upon graduation from high school.


ATTENTION SENIORS: THE DEADLINE FOR SENIORS TO SUBMIT HOURS FOR CSAP IS MARCH 31st, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Hours cards should be placed in the red box in the Counseling Office designated for CSAP.


A list of seniors who have met the 100+ hours requirement for CSAP is posted on the Community Service Board in the Panther Den. The list will be updated monthly through the March 31 deadline. Academic requirements will be verified by counselors in April. A final list of Community Scholar Ambassadors for the Class of 2016 will be posted in May.


The yearly hours deadline for freshmen, sophomores and juniors is the last day of each school year. 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 CSAP, pick up a copy of the program guidelines in the Counseling Office. An updated list of approved hours is provided to Counseling at the end of each month. To find out your total number of approved hours, please contact Mrs. Buttell in Counseling. CSAP hours are NOT listed in Skyward.

New Advance Class Offerings

CHHS will be offering new classes next year: Advanced Humanities Research & Advanced Chemistry Research and Design. The classes do have

pre-requisites:


Advanced Humanities Pre-requisite (Application Only):

Srs. - AP Language

Jrs. - Concurrent w/ AP Language

All applicants - Score of a 3 or better on at least 1 AP test that incorporates

writing.

Teacher Recommendations from core classes

Average of B or higher in core classes


Advanced Chemistry Research and Design Pre-Requisite: AP Chemistry


For more questions: See Ed Wevodau, Kelli Mann (ELA), and Sonya Loughran (science).

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.

Panther Applause

Click here to see all of the #CHPantherPride at CHHS!

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.