Longhorn News

Week of 9/15/19

#NoExcusesNoAlibi

Miller's Message

Greetings Longhorn Nation!

  • We need 100% of our scholars to have a lunch application on file. Please complete the application today! Click the link to get started: https://childnutrition.chisd.net/


  • It is imperative that scholars arrive at school on time each day. Doors to the building open at 7:45 AM. The tardy bell rings at 8:15 AM. Scholars who are persistently late will receive consequences.


  • Help us help your scholar in the standard of dress. Slides are not allowed to be worn at school. If your scholar is caught wearing them during the day. The slides will be confiscated and can only be picked up by a parent. Identification badges must be worn and visible each day. Tights are never appropriate to wear to school. Dresses and skirts must be the appropriate length from the knee ( Top of a Horizontal ID from the Knee). Students that are not compliant will be placed in ISS each day.
"You are your child's FIRST TEACHER!" - Message to a Parent #2

Have a Concern at CHHS?

Parties wishing to contact the Principal, Assistant Principal, or Dean of Instruction regarding a specific teacher or student are encouraged to resolve the matter by following the steps below:


Step One: Contact the teacher/coach/or director and have a meeting/phone conference

Step Two: Contact the Grade Level Assistant Principal/Dean (all discipline issues or grades) or Counselor (schedules/ mental health/academic advisement)

Step Three: Contact the Principal (if a school-wide concern, this becomes step one)

Free Breakfast for ALL

Cedar Hill High School is proud to provide FREE breakfast to all scholars regardless of family income levels. The goal of the program is to increase access to school meals with the hope of reducing student hunger and some of the issues that go along with it!

Social Media Safety

Parents!


Social media can be a phenomenal source of communication, however, it also has the potential to be detrimental. Please speak with your scholar about the dangers of social media. Incidents from social media spill over to the school or home without the parent or administrators knowing about anything until it happens.

Early Out

We are extremely excited that your scholar may have late early out! Please keep in mind, that if your student has early out they are to be off-campus. We want to ensure the safety of every student, and when students are on campus with no teacher of record to supervise them, then it becomes tough! If students are unable to get off-campus in the appropriate time, their early out privilege will be revoked and we will assign them a class to attend.

Identification Badges

All students have received a 2019-2020 school ID

The ID is expected to be worn around the neck daily

  • In the event that they forget the ID, a temporary can be purchased for $1.00

  • If the scholar does not have a dollar, they can leave their phone as collateral and pay the dollar at the end of the day.

  • If they need to replace their ID the cost is $5.00

  • Students not in compliance on Tuesday, September 3rd will receive consequences

Parking Passes

All students who drive to school must have a Parking Decal to avoid receiving a fine.
  • The form can be picked up in the SRO office at CHHS
  • The student must have a valid Drivers License and proof of insurance.
  • The parking decal cost $25
  • Consequences for not having a parking pass will be tickets and potentially receiving a boot on the vehicle.

Bow Tie Tuesday

We are starting BOW TIE TUESDAY at Cedar Hill HS. The concept of Bow Tie Tuesday was originally created in an effort to inspire school spirit, increase morale and build team spirit among staff and students. Wear your bow tie every Tuesday! Encourage your scholar to wear them…. Let's build the Cedar Hill community together.

CHHS PTA News

CHHS PTSA News


Greetings Longhorn Family,


What an exciting start to the 2019-2020 school year!!! We invite you and your entire family to join PTSA. The number one reason to join the Parent Teacher Student Association is to benefit your child by getting connected, discovering great resources, tapping into a network, having a safe place to express your concerns, and be a role model. But wait...that's not ALL! There are other benefits available at Membership Benefits for dues paying PTSAs and its members. While the Early Bird Membership Special has expired, there are still many opportunities to get signed up with PTSA. Membership forms are available at the high school campus and spirit shirts are on pre-order through Monday, September 16.


We have some exciting event dates planned and will be sharing that information within the coming days. Stay tuned. If you have any questions, please reach out to the PTSA at longhornptsa@gmail.com.


P.S. Remember to follow us on Twitter (@CHLonghornsPTSA) and Like Us on Facebook (@CedarHillHSPTSA).



Best personal regards,


CHHS PTSA Executive Board

Tiffany Ingram, President

Teresa Clark-Muhammad, Vice President

Savanah Henley, Treasurer

Saundra Jones, Secretary

Melody Bradley, Parliamentarian


"We are Longhorn Proud! Thank you for your continued support."

All Pro Dads

Join us at CHHS and hundreds of dads across the district. Our purpose: To build relationships that inspire academic excellence, character and success in our students, families and community.

Ronnie Jessie, CHHS Chapter Leader 214-356-6953
Larry Jones, CHHS Co-Chapter Leader 214-475-1422



Site Based Decision Making Committee

Next Meeting :


TBA ( Mid September)

Senior Corner

All senior information can be found at the following link:


https://www.chisd.net/domain/718


Grambling College Visit

Grambling State University will be here Wednesday, September 25th, during 3rd period (10:00 AM to 10:45 AM) for an informational meeting, with our seniors, and on the spot conditional acceptance. Below is the profile of the scholar they are looking for:

  • GPA 2.0 or higher
  • On track for graduation with 4 English classes, 4 math classes, 4 science classes and 4 social studies classes.
  • ACT scores: English 18 or higher and/or Math 19 or higher
  • SAT Scores Math 510 or higher and/or Writing and Language 25 or higher

The counselors will have transcripts printed for scholars attending the meeting. Scholars will need to print their ACT score report from their ACT.org account and/or their SAT score report from their CollegeBoard.org account to bring to the meeting. Counselors do not have access to these score reports.

Parents are welcome to join us. Please allow yourself enough time to check-in with the receptionist before the meeting.

If you are interested in attending this meeting, please email Ms. Baker by Friday, September 20th.



Refunds and Credits from 18-19 Payment:

The receipt books have been submitted to the business office and they are compiling a list of those who received refunds last school year. Once the list is completed we will begin to process returns or allocations towards this year's fees. Thanks for your patience.

Food Deliveries to Campus

Cedar Hill High School is a closed campus and will not allow food deliveries via UberEats, DoorDash,GrubHub, etc. Students who violate this policy, will be subject to consequences and their food WILL NOT be delivered. Food Deliveries are only allowed by parents, guardians, or someone listed on the emergency contact list for the student and must be received in the main office before the assigned lunch period. Lunch will not be extended because a students was waiting on food.


We welcome parents to come and eat with their scholar. Please email the appropriate grade level administrator 24 hours prior to wanting to visit.

6th Annual CHISD College Fair (Class of 2020 and 2021)

Hello Class of 2020 and Class of 2021!

The Cedar Hill ISD 6th Annual College Fair is scheduled for Thursday, September 19th, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Seniors will attend 2nd period and Juniors will attend 3rd period. In order to make the process smoother for our scholars, we are asking them to register for the event (see directions below). The registration will give scholars a barcode. Colleges will scan the barcode to get the scholars’ contact information instead of our scholars completing the paper and pen interest cards. Scholars only have to give access, to their barcodes, to the colleges they would like to hear from.

To register:

  • Gotocollegefairs.com
  • Select Texas
  • Check the box next to TACRAO 9/16/2019-9/20/2019
  • Click the orange button, Register Now
  • Complete the form-* are required fields.
  • Check the boxes at the end of form-accept terms and conditions and certifying that you at least 16 years old or have your parents permission to fill out the form.
  • Screen shot, take a picture or print the barcode.


Parents are welcome to join us. Please enter the building through door 37 behind the longhorn statue.


We look forward to seeing you all on September 19th!

The Cedar Hill High School Counseling Department

Longhorn Stadium Policy

The district's guidelines for Longhorn Stadium are as follows:

  • All middle school-aged children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • All visiting teams and fans should enter on Somerset Road to access visitors parking lot.
  • Ticket sales will end at 9:25 p.m. and the stadium gates close at 9:30 p.m.
  • To ensure your safety at Longhorn Stadium, bags or purses are not allowed inside the stadium.
  • Clear totes, plastic storage bags and small clutches are allowed inside the stadium.
  • All Students must have their school-issued ID. Showing your Skyward account will not work!
Lunch Application 2019-2020

All CHISD students need to complete the Lunch Application! The district has a goal of 100% of our parents complete the application. If you have not completed the application, please do so.

Dangers of Vaping

E-Cigarettes, Vapes, and Juul's are a nationwide problem. Cedar Hill HS , would like to provide you some informational resources so that you are in the know of the dangers that E-Cigarettes pose.

2019-2020 Dress Code

Scholars are expected to be in compliance each day. Please review the dress code with your child.

Bus Transportation Information for 2019-2020

arrive 5-7 minutes early to his or her route If you have questions or concerns email Letiticia Brown at letitia.brown@firstgroup.com or Evonne Stewart at evonne.stewart@firstgroup.com. You can also call 972-293-8531.

New Counseling Assignments for 2019-2020

Camille Vaughn

Lead Academic Counselor

Last Name A-Ed

Email: camille.vaughn@chisd.net

(469) 272-2000 Ext. 7023


Kimberly Burns

Counselor

Last Name Eg-Ka

Email: kimberly.burns@chisd.net

(469) 272-2000 Ext. 702


Bonnie Baker

Counselor

Last Name Ke-Rod

Email: bonita.baker@chisd.net

(469) 272-2000 Extension 7170


Patrice Gray

Counselor

Last Name Rog-Z

Email: patrice.gray@chisd.net

(469) 272-2000 Extension 724

CHHS Administrative Staff

Jason Miller

Campus Principal

jason.miller@chisd.net


William Petty

Associate Principal

12th Grade Students

william.petty@chisd.net


Traci Bragg

Assistant Principal

traci.bragg@chisd.net

11th grade Students


Keric McGowan

Assistant Principal

keric.mcgowan@chisd.net

10th Grade Students and General HS 9th Grade Students


Nicki Edwards

ECA Principal

nikisha.edwards@chisd.net

ECA Students

Contact for Dual Credit and Advanced Placement


Shanta Mackey

Dean of Instruction

shanta.mackey@chisd.net