Panther Pause

21 years of Pride at Colleyville Heritage High School



This past week has been one of my favorite weeks as a principal. I got my bucket filled with so much school PRIDE, and experienced the true generosity that makes our community so great. A few weeks ago, we set a goal of raising money to help a community that was affected by Hurricane Harvey, Bridge City. When setting the goal of $10,000, we THOUGHT we were setting a lofty one, but the generosity of our school and community met and surpassed that goal. We are going to be able to send the people of Bridge City almost $15,000. If that does not make you proud to be a Panther, nothing will.

As for other wonderful happenings around CHHS, our students and teachers are doing amazing things in the classroom. I visited a classroom this week where students were debating their viewpoints over a specific topic. The level of points and counterpoints were truly astonishing; their ability to think critically and in the moment is a true definition of learning. Furthermore, I was fortunate this week to receive some video messages from current college freshman and most recent CHHS alumni talking about how prepared they are for college in comparison to their peers. It is truly a great time to be a Panther, and I look forward to what is in store for the remainder of the year. Have a great long weekend and GO PANTHERS!!

Dr. Lance Groppel

CHHS Principal


Student Voice

The pride I feel at CHHS is reflected by the organizations I am a part of. These groups allow me to see my impact on our school and community by doing the things that I am passionate about. This month, I'm performing in our school's production of Julius Caesar, and seeing all of the hard work and dedication of my cast, has allowed us to make something that we can be proud of. This level of dedication found in all of the organizations at CHHS, makes me proud to be a Panther.

- Isabella Hurtado

Panther Football

Varsity Friday, October 6th CHHS vs. Eastern Hills at Clark Stadium 7:30PM

JV Thursday, October 12th vs. Birdville at Birdville High School at 6:00pm.

Freshman Red Thursday, October 12th vs. Birdville at CHHS at 5:30pm.

Freshman Black Thursday, October 12th vs. Birdville at CHHS at 7:00pm.

Please go to the CHHS Panther Football website for all updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter @PantherFBBost, or Instagram! #PantherOn Can’t attend football game? Listen to game on Facebook live broadcast starting at 7PM for details visit football home page.

Game day Meal plan additions or changes? Please contact Angie Losack Orders for the week are placed Monday at noon.

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

Your Lady Panther Volleyball Program takes on Eastern Hills at Eastern Hills tonight! All Freshmen and JV matches will be played at 5:30 and Varsity matches will be played approximately 20 minutes after the conclusion of the JV match.

Next week, the Lady Panthers take on Richland at Richland on Tuesday, 10/10 and Birdville at home on Friday, 10/13. All Freshman and JV matches will be played at 5:30 and Varsity matches will begin approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the JV match. GO LADY PANTHERS!

Support the Panteras

Purchase a discount card for $10 from a Pantera! Listed on the back of the card are the restaurants and businesses included along with many more. It's good for one year and also includes a discount to the Pantera Spring Fling!
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WHEN: Monday, October 9 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

WHERE: CHHS Classrooms

  • 30:1 Student Teacher Ratio

WHY: Offered just days before 9th, 10th and 11th graders take the PSAT/NMSQT® test, this timely course is designed to boost your student’s test-taking strategies.

CONCEPTS: Reading Comprehension, Writing, Math

  • Students will need to bring a calculator.

COST: $40

  • Lunch will be provided.
  • Reduced fee for free/reduced lunch students (email for details).


REGISTER ONLINE: Space is limited.


PSAT/NMSQT® is a registered trademark of the College Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which were not involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.

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Yearbook Pictures

Yearbook Picture RETAKE Day for ALL GRADES is on Tuesday, October 10th during all lunches in Gym 1 behind the bleachers. If you forgot to order pictures, please call Legacy Studios at 1-800-348-4360.

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PSAT on October 11

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Support CHHS Softball

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PTSA and the CHHS administration are celebrating our 2018 seniors with the 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 needed to help make this CHHS tradition a fun day! Click on the sign up genius to help at the event or donate items.

PTSA is asking senior parents to create and drop off a poster celebrating their senior to display at the luncheon. Some poster examples are below. You 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 have one! Turn in your Posters to Stacy Cannaday in the main office starting Wednesday, Oct. 11 through 9 am on Friday, Oct. 13. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE IT TOO HEAVY TO HANG on the wall. Posters can be picked up after the event or will be in the office the week following for pick up. Please put your name and cell number on the back. For more senior information and upcoming senior event dates, join the CHHS Senior 2018 website.

Come Support the CHHS Boys Basketball Team

Annual Tail Gate Fundraiser at the CHHS vs. Birdville Football Game on Friday, October 13, 2017 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Mustang Panther Stadium by the Grassy Area near the Admin Building Sponsored by Champs. Donations Greatly Appreciated! GO PANTHERS!

Go to for the full schedule, photos and game highlights. Follow Us on Twitter @thevillehoops, Instagram @chhs_hoops, or Like Us on Facebook @chhshoops

Panther Baseball

Baseball will be selling stadium chairs at most CHHS home football games! Support your CHHS Baseball!
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Student Voice at CHHS

As part of the "Student Voice" initiative in GCISD, students across the district will periodically complete questionnaires and surveys to provide feedback on their learning experiences. Sometimes these surveys are informal (such as feedback on a recent unit, etc...), and sometimes they are more comprehensive (such as a Gallup survey, etc...). Most surveys will be anonymous, and all surveys will be used for the purpose of providing the best learning environment possible for students. If you have any questions about the Student Voice initiative, feel free to ask your student's teacher or the campus administration for more information.

Support CHHS Choir

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Please submit your parent volunteer hours for September at this link. It takes 2 minutes.


CHHS PTSA is looking for a couple of good parents who would like to join the PTSA Exec Board and improve CHHS in the process. The two open positions are listed below. If you would like more information, email Rosalinda Lam at

  • Diversity Chair: attend district-wide meetings — about one per quarter — with other Diversity Awareness Committee and report back to the CHHS PTSA Exec Board about the district’s initiatives.
  • Reflections Chair: work with CHHS art teachers to encourage participation in the State PTA’s Reflections annual art contest; collect the entries and submit them to district competition in late fall.

Students Standing Strong

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Check out our new Project Graduation website.

FUNDRAISERS: In addition to the 50/50 Ticket Sales at home football games, we will be selling SENIOR SWAG and CHHS school spirit Items! Click on the google form link to order yours today! All proceeds go to Project Graduation, so please help us raise funds by purchasing these FUN items! You will have MANY opportunities to wear them throughout senior year and beyond as a keepsake! We also have a spirit shirts for senior parents, and all CHHS parents and students! See the link for pictures of all the spirit items.

HELP NEEDED: Thank you to everyone who has already signed up to help with Project Graduation needs! If you can help, please sign up at the link below! This is NOT a commitment; you will be sent an email with more information on how you can help. All jobs are small! If you know own a business or know one that might donate, please add their name to our sign up genius and we will contact them. THANK YOU!! Have an hour to help sell 50/50 tickets or spirit items at home football games? Come cheer on the Panthers and help with a short shift by volunteering here!

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Please follow the next Senior 2018 Facebook page. We will post news, reminders and pictures of senior events! Visitors can post too! Follow and Like us and invite Facebook friends to join!


FOR SCHOLARSHIPS! Remember, 2018 seniors must join CHHS PTSA by October to be eligible to apply for PTSA scholarships in spring 2018. Don’t forget to join PTSA for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. CHHS PTSA is the booster club for all CHHS students, teachers and parents! Sign up at this link: Questions? Email Daneye Quigley at

Wreath Fundraiser for Softball

Our CHHS Softball Team will be selling holiday evergreens! You can purchase them online by clicking here or with a softball player now through November 1. Please support our goal to raise money for backstop padding to keep dirt on the field. If you order from the “local delivery” items, our softball girls will get them between Nov. 27-Dec. 4. They will then get them right to you! If you order from the “direct delivery” items, they will be sent out directly from Sherwood Forest Farms the week after Thanksgiving. Contact Becky Davis with any questions at

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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: Local businesses and community membership are also eligible and encouraged to join DECA and help support Collevyille Heritage DECA club!

Support the Panther Golf Team!

PLAY, SPONSOR or just JOIN US FOR DINNER and shop the SILENT AUCTION at our ONLY FUNDRAISER on Monday, October 16. Visit
for details or email
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Support the Panteras

Pantera Fundraiser on Tuesday, October 17th at Menchies -- the time is TBA. Please mention that you are there for the Panteras and 20% of all sales will go to the Panteras.

Also, If you would like to order PANTHER GEAR like the picture below, please contact Tammi Champlin at
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GCISD College, Career, & Financial Aide Night

Please register by going to
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Monday, Oct. 23, 7 am - 11 pm
2030 W. Glade Rd. in Grapevine
Fuzzy’s is donating 10% of their proceeds
Treat your senior student or friend to a night out.

Please mention PROJECT GRADUATION when you order!

Support GCFFA

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Go Center

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.

GCISD 2017 College, Career & Financial Aid Night: October 24th, 6-8 p.m. at CHHS. Register at


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2018 CHHS Yearbook

The yearbook price goes up again at midnight on October 27th! Please make sure to purchase your yearbook by midnight on Friday, October 27th! Click here to buy the 2018 CHHS Yearbook.

Support CHHS Baseball

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ASVAB: The Armed Services Vocational Assessment Battery (ASVAB) will be offered at GHS on November 7 at 8:40 am in the Lecture Hall. It is open to all CHHS students. The ASVAB is a validated assessment that assesses aptitudes and predicts success in a wide variety of occupations. Seniors and Juniors are encouraged to participate. No charge and No Military obligation. For more information go to

Signing up for this test must be done through

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 Graduation Requirements

Did you know? You can now log in to your Skyward Family Access and see your student's Graduation Requirements that are completed and that are in progress. Just click on the Graduation Requirements tab on the left. If you feel like there is a requirement missing, please contact your counselor via email.

A note from the CHHS nurse

Medications at school! With over 2,000 students in our school, it is a huge task to keep up with all of the students who have medications here. We require permission forms for any medications at school. Emergency Inhalers and Epinephrine auto injectors are the only prescription medications that can be carried at school and a Dr.’s signature on the paperwork is required for students to carry it on their person. This paperwork is also needed for athletes who may leave the medications with the trainers. All prescriptions must have the pharmacy label attached with the student’s name and directions for use.

Other prescription medications are required to be kept in the clinic in a locked cabinet and will be administered in the clinic. Morning doses are to be given at home and later doses will be given at school. Again, a permission form and pharmacy label are required. We are happy to keep a backup dose of medication here for daily morning meds in case they are missed. Dr. signature is required on any controlled medications. We will not administer any non FDA approved medications or supplements.

The great thing we offer at high school that is different than our prior grade levels is the parent driven opportunity for students to carry over the counter (FDA approved) medications with them. We have a short permission slip that is filled out annually where parents can give their student permission to carry their OTC meds. The student also signs this form which spells out the rules to 1. Always keep in original container, 2. Do not share with others, 3. Take only as directed. If you feel your student is mature enough to abide by this, it may save you a trip to school once in a while. We do not provide any

medications to students that they did not bring. These rules help keep our campus a safer place. Medication abuse is very real. Please help us by providing us the right paperwork and information on your student. Also note that the students cars are

on school property when parked in student parking and they are subject to the same rules as what the student has in the school.

Here is the link to the district permission forms needed for medications.

I sincerely appreciate your help in getting this documentation! Faxed and email documents are accepted with Dr. signature (and parent signature) as long as Dr. contact information is provided.

Deborah K. Barber R.N.

Phone (817)305-4722 Fax (817) 305-4727

Substitute teach in GCISD

Hey parents and community members! Do you find yourself always on campus volunteering and helping out? Want to be more involved in the classroom and get a paycheck? Then subbing might just be for you!

We are hiring qualified candidates to substitute teach for GCISD. If you are looking to impact kids and help make a difference, we want you! You must have a minimum of 60 college hours to apply. Apply online here.

If you have any questions, contact

CHHS Twitter

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


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


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

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 Monday's 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