Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence
I know that as a parent, many of us are facing the reality that our child will be graduating in May. They will be going to college, starting a new job, or joining the military. As our children/students grow, it is always an exciting and nerve-racking time. We are constantly faced with the challenges of giving our kids room to grow and learn, while protecting them from the many unknowns that we face on a daily basis. As the principal of a large high school, it is always exciting to hear about what our students want to accomplish after graduation. We are extremely blessed to be surrounded by so much talent. While there are no guarantees in life, I feel confident in saying our students will make a positive and lasting impact in society as they grow into the leaders I know they are capable of becoming. Thank you for collaborating and working with us to prepare all of our "kids" as they venture into the future after high school.
Have a great weekend!
Are there any words of advice or encouragement you could give a student interested in joining the GCISD Water Polo team?
Although water polo is a sport that most people consider to be outside of the box in Texas, I encourage everyone to check it out, because it has lead to the most fun four years of my life. The biggest advice I have for the students looking into joining the team next year is to condition your body to swim and try out. Water polo is a sport that every student can engage in; don't let the speedos deter you! Also, I encourage our student body to come and support all of the upcoming games in the future.
- Mitchell Gay
Click here to read all about CHHS student and GCISD Player of the Week, Mitchell Gay, and how "after enduring the effects of a brain tumor, he was forced from the football field, but landed successfully into the water polo pool."
GCISD Water Polo
During this week's game, the Colleyville Girls fought hard against the Grapevine girls but fell in the end, however the Panther boys took down the Mustang boys 8-5
Come support your Panthers!!!
Lady Panther Softball
Softball: Scores for this week include Varsity 15-3 over Grapevine and 14-2 over Trinity. JV Black won their games against Grapevine and Trinity as well! Please come out and support your Lady Panthers at the following games:
Friday, April 8th Haltom at CHHS (CGSA night)
*JV Black - 5:30
*VARSITY - 7:15
Saturday, April 9th JV Black tourney at Richland (7500 Noreast Dr., NRH *this is the correct address as field is not at the school)
*8:30 - CHHS vs Richland
*11:30 - CHHS vs Birdville
*2:30 - CHHS vs Burleson
Monday, April 11th CHHS at Richland (see above address)
*JV Red - 5:30/7:00
Tuesday, April 12th CHHS at L.D. Bell (1601 Brown Trail, Hurst)
*JV Black - 5:30
*Varsity - 7:15
Friday, April 15th Southlake Carroll at CHHS (Senior Night)
*JV Black - 5:30
*Varstiy - 7:15
1) CHHS Baseball players are still selling Ranger Tickets. Prices are reduced up to 33% from gate prices. All games are available except opening day. Please see a player if you want to purchase.
2) If you ordered flowers from a player, the scheduled pickup is April 9. Players will be contacting everyone who placed an order and making arrangements for delivery of your order.
3) Fuzzy's Taco Shop, 2030 Glade Rd, Grapevine....Visit Fuzzy's after any CHHS Home game in April, mention CHHS, and 10% of your total ticket will be donated back to CHHS Baseball.
4/9/16: 10am vs. LD Bell (HOME)
4/9/16: at Coppell for double-header beginning at 10am, 12pm
4/13/16: 5pm vs. Southlake (HOME)
4/9/16: 12:30pm vs. LD Bell (HOME)
4/13/16: 5:30pm @ Keller
4/12/16: 7pm @ Southlake
4/15/16: 7pm vs. Southlake (HOME)
**Check the CHHS Baseball website for any schedule updates/changes.
CHHS Track and Field
Girls compete at 11 a.m. and boys at 5 p.m.
CHHS AP Booster Club seeks nominees for their Executive Board
The AP Booster Club invites you to become involved in our mission to support all students who wish to experience an advanced education. We provide volunteer and financial support to both students and AP teachers. In addition, we provide opportunities for parents and students to learn about AP courses and college readiness. If you are interested please click on the link below and fill out the volunteer interest form.
Please see the below dates regarding your student's Arena scheduling window. Students are only able to make their 2016-2017 schedule during their grade's assigned window, and if they don't make their schedule one will be made for them based on graduation requirements and class availability. Students should contact their counselor if they have any questions.
Juniors- window opens on Monday, March 28th, at 7:30 a.m. and closes on Wednesday, March 30th, at midnight.
Sophomores- window opens Monday, April 4th, at 7:30 a.m. and closes on Wednesday, April 6th, at midnight.
Freshmen- window opens Monday, April 18th, at 7:30 a.m. and closes on Wednesday, April 20th, at midnight.
8th graders- window opens Monday, April 25th, at 7:30 a.m. and closes on Wednesday, April 27th, at midnight.
All students- Get your Skyward login information BEFORE your window opens if you don't have it! The planning worksheet and master schedule will be posted on the Arena Scheduling Resources tab on Friday, March 25th, for all students to make their schedule options prior to their Arena window.
DRESS & ACCESSORY DONATIONS NEEDED
Prom and Banquet season is rapidly approaching, so Chic Boutique will open soon! Chic Boutique affords GCISD girls who might not otherwise get to have the experience of finding the perfect prom or banquet dress with accessories, at no cost. The Chic Boutique is located south of the GCISD admin building in a private portable building. The boutique is currently in need of gently-used party and evening dresses in all sizes, as well as shoes and accessories (jewelry, evening purses, gloves). If you have any items to donate, you may drop them off at the front desk of the administration building, or text Jennifer Schumacher at 214-354-9443 or 817-821-8243 to make arrangements for picking up your items. We are also in need of volunteers to assist the girls and their families. Please sign-up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4DA5A82BA20-20161
Pantera/Pantherette Audition Information:
- Audition applications are available for Panteras on the Pantera website, chhsdance.org
- Audition applications are available for Pantherettes on the Pantherette website and on each campus in the main office,chhsdance.org
- Mandatory audition meeting: April 5, 2016 - CHHS Auditorium6:15 PM
- Applications due: April 6, 2016, 4:00PM, CHHS front office
- Audition clinic: April 11 - 13, 4 - 6 PM, Dance Gym and Gym 3
- Audition: April 14, 2016, 4:30 roll call, 5:00 audition begins
- Panteras Varsity Dance Team - email@example.com
- Pantherettes Junior Varsity Dance Team - firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior and Senior Parent Information
Community Scholar Ambassador Program
Academic requirements for the program will be verified by counselors. The final list of Community Scholar Ambassadors and Community Ambassadors will be posted in May.
Community Scholar Ambassadors will have the opportunity to purchase cords for $15 to be worn at graduation.
Senior students only may contact Mrs. Benvegnu directly at 817-354-9170 if they have questions regarding their hours.
Class Council 2017 Fundraiser
Hey Hungry People! Come out and support 2017 Class Council EVERY Thursday during the month of April at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop off Glade and 121! Say the phrase: “I’m with the CHHS fundraiser” at the counter when you check out to have a portion of your meal’s proceeds go toward 2017’s prom! See you there!
HELP CREATE PROM DECORATIONS SATURDAY
All 2016 seniors and parents are invited to help put together the senior prom centerpieces this Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Panther Den at CHHS. Bring your friends, your crafting clothes (there will be paint and glitter) and your ideas! Senior class sponsors have the supplies and ideas on what to do. Email Mrs. Kays with questions at email@example.com.
COLLEYVILLE CLEAN SWEEP
One-stop drop off event with 5 stations: Crud Cruiser, electronics recycling, document shredding, bulk/brush trash, Keep Colleyville Beautiful (tires, corks, shoes, clothes and fire extinguisher recycling).
Date: Saturday, April 9th, 2016 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.
Cost: Free for Colleyville residents with proof of residency.
Location: Colleyville Heritage High School parking lot at 5401 Heritage Ave (access from 121 service road only). For further details please go to colleyville.com
COLLEGE PACKAGING PARENT PROGRAM
Join CHHS PTSA on Tuesday, April 12 at 6:00 pm in the Library for "How to Prepare, Package, and Position Your Student for College Opportunities." Beasley College Prep will show you what Universities really look for in their applicants and how to properly package your student for the University of their dreams.
Junior/Senior Powder Puff Game
The annual Junior/Senior Powder Puff game is coming! This exciting tradition is not just a friendly competition between the Junior and Senior classes, but is also the biggest Prom fundraiser for the Junior Class. To support the classes, you can order a t-shirt version of the tanks the players will wear in the game. The attached shirt designs were created by the players.
To order your shirt(s), click on the link below. Order your shirt(s) by April 12th for a discounted price. Payment is due upon t-shirt pick-up (either at the game or from Ms. Cannaday in the front office the week of the game). We hope to see the stands filled with support! See you at the game on Wednesday, April 27th!
Junior T-Shirt Order Form: http://tinyurl.com/ppjuniorshirt
Senior T-Shirt Order Form: http://tinyurl.com/ppseniorshirt
Senior Graduation Letters
We’re bringing back the tradition of senior letters at graduation! This is when parents provide meaningful letters for their student to read before the graduation ceremony. The due date is May 1st, however we encourage you to turn in your letter as soon as possible to avoid forgetting during the busyness that May brings. Please turn in your letter in an envelope with your student’s name on the front to Ms. Buttell in the counseling office OR email it to your student’s counselor. This is a great opportunity to acknowledge your child’s accomplishments and provide encouragement in his/her next steps.
Panoramic Senior Class 2016 Picture
CHHS PTSA NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT
The Nominating Committee submits the following Officer nominees for the year 2016-2017:
President - Robyn Schmidt
1st Vice President - Programs: Rosalinda Lam
2nd Vice President - Membership: Claudia Wyngaarde
3rd Vice President - Ways & Means: Dana Holland
4th Vice President - Communications: Crissie Tatum
5th Vice President - Volunteers: Dawn Treese
Secretary: Leticia Turner
Treasurer: Cindy Broder
Submitted by Carolyn Ann Walgren, Chair, Anne Easterling, Michelle Houran, Carrie Stewart, Crissie Tatum
Thank you for volunteering! Officer elections will be held at our Next General Meeting on Thursday, April 12 in the CHHS Library at 6:30.
VOLUNTEER FOR NEXT YEAR’s CHHS PTSA
CHHS PTSA invites you to get involved for the 2016-2017 school year. If you are interested in serving as a Chairperson on the Executive Board, please complete the following. We hope you will share your time and talents with CHHS PTSA — your commitment makes a huge difference in the lives of our students and staff. If you need more information, contact Robyn Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org. The CHHS PTSA Volunteer Interest Form link is https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13do34FVx8RdzckBj4M0fpSZyLT_b61Ho0rqWe4TP0Ec/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link
CHHS PTSA BYLAWS AND STANDING RULES PROPOSED CHANGES
On Thursday, February 11, the CHHS PTSA Executive Board approved amendments to our Bylaws and Standing Rules which will be voted on at our April 12 General Meeting. According to our Bylaws, amendments must be posted 30 days in advance of the voting. If you have any questions, email Leslie Williams at email@example.com. You may review them on our website and here:
Standing Rules Markup Draft
GCISD PTSA Council Will Host a Bond Info Session
SENIOR AP BOOSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS
The AP Booster Club Senior Scholarship application is now posted on the AP Booster Club website. If you are a senior and a member (you can still join AP Booster Club, membership is open until March 31, 2016) of the AP Booster Club , applications are available online or click on the following link: http://chhsapboosters.com/2016-scholarship.html
The deadline for the application is April 14th.
VICE PRESIDENT WANTED FOR AP BOOSTER CLUB
The AP Booster Club is seeking nominees for the role of Vice President. We are also seeking volunteers interested in shadowing the board members next year. AP Booster Club invites you to become involved in our mission to support all students who wish to experience an advanced education. We provide volunteer support to both students and AP teachers. If you are interested please click on the link below and fill out the volunteer interest form, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Order your Spring Flowers Now
Buy beautiful, locally grown plants and flowers and help support the CHHS Band! Orders and money due by Friday, April 15th. A chart of available flowers can be found here and each purchaser will need a separate form found here.
Visit http://www.colleyvilleheritageband.com/fundraisers.html for more information.
RACHEL’S CHALLENGE 5k AND COMMUNITY EXPO
Vendors Needed for booths! If you have a health-related activity or would like to showcase a cultural display contact Jennifer Dagnan email@example.com Please join us for our annual Rachel's Challenge 5K and Community Expo on Saturday, April 16 at Colleyville Heritage High School. The 5K will begin at 8:00 am. This is a timed event, timing is provided by No Limits timing. There will be age group awards for the following categories: top male and female in each age group 5-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+….top elementary student, top middle school student, top HS student. To register for the race: Rachel's Challenge 5K Our community fair will be open from 8:00 am -12:00 pm. We have several performances and notable guest speakers. We are celebrating Kindness, Healthy Choices and Diversity, and together we are teaming up against bullying and harassment. Join us to Accept the Challenge. Together We Can!
CHHS Choir Fundraisers
APBC FAMILY MEMBERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP DINNER
Save the date: April 25, 2016
JOIN US as we celebrate the end of another year of Advanced Academics at CHHS!
ALL APBC Members, AP faculty and administration invited to this casual end of year dinner. All of our Senior Scholarship applicants will be honored and the 2016 Scholarship Drawing will take place.
The event is limited to 120 persons and RSVPs are needed by 4/18 to assist with planning.
CHHS Athletic Physicals Day
Thursday, April 28, 2016
3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
$25 (Cash or Check made to CHHS AT BC)
Contact CHHS Athletic Trainers to reserve time slot
Visit grapevinecolleyville.rankonesport.com to download required UIL Preparticipation Medical History and Physical Form
FREE Gatorade Product upon check-out
Contact CHHS Athletic Trainers with questions:
SUBMIT ADULT VOLUNTEER HOURS
It’s time to submit the number of adult volunteer hours you volunteered in MARCH for any CHHS organization. PTSA collectsCHHS’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.
Kendra Scott Fundraiser
Looking for an elegant yet affordable gift for Mother’s Day? Need something special to celebrate the graduation of a hardworking and deserving daughter, friend, niece, or girlfriend? Well, Junior Class Council has JUST the gift for you!
You are cordially invited to the KENDRA GIVES BACK PARTY on Monday, May 2 at the Southlake Town Square from 5-7 PM. Snacks will be provided and 20% of your purchase will be donated to the 2017 Prom.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
GCISD Gymnastics 2016-2017 Tryout Information
Contact: Head Coach Christine Whitten Christine.email@example.com
Where: Top Flight Gymnastics - 2100 Crooked Lane Southlake TX 76092
When: Friday, May 6th at 6:30 a.m.
girls – leotard and spandex shorts (make sure to bring grips, braces, etc.)
boys – athletic shorts and a t-shirt
1. You must have a current physical on file
2. A copy of your 3rd nine weeks report card
**Whether you are a returning gymnast or new to the program, tryouts are mandatory for a spot on the team.
SENIORS: JOIN OFFICIAL WEBSITE
55 Days until Graduation!!! Stay informed on Senior events throughout the year on the official CHHS website for Class of 2016. Lots of events are happening! 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 at https://chhs2016.shutterfly.com
Senior 2017 Yearbook Pictures
VOLUNTEER FOR MAIN STREET DAYS!
Parents and students are invited to volunteer at Main Street May 20-22nd. Students can receive volunteer hours for all shifts. Duties working the gates include, but are not limited to: Taking responsibility of one or more gate(s) to manage at the festival (with training and assistance from Festival Staff and Gate Coordinators); Collecting admission tickets as guests enter; Verify Print at Home tickets and collect; Handing out “If I’m Lost” stickers to small children entering the grounds; Keeping guests waiting in line informed and in a single file line; Handing out festival gate pieces/maps; Stamping guests’ hand for re-entry as they leave the festival; Making sure that no alcoholic beverages enter or leave the festival grounds; and Reading the Gate Attendant Manual for proper opening and closing procedures and other responsibilities.
For shifts and availability, please click on the link below and use the password for access. Here is the link: http://grapevinecvb.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=12594 Password: gate8
If your student is in need of tutoring, seat time or community service hours, check out PREP. Late bus drop off locations - 360/Mid-Cities, GMS and Grapevine Mills Mall
Monday - Math, English, Biology, Chemistry, Social Studies
Tuesday - Math, Chemistry,
Wednesday - Math, Chemistry, Spanish
Thursday - Math, Chemistry, Physics
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
Apr. 9 & 30
CHHS PTSA Information
Be sure to like or 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.