Longhorn News CHHS/NGC Edition
Enjoy life...Give 100% effort....Do not have regrets!
As we move through the month of February, it is extremely important for parents to check grades and be in contact with teachers if they have any questions or concerns...DO NOT WAIT until grades are posted. Teachers and parents must work in partnership to provide a great school/home learning environment.
All scholars must wear their ID's to enter the building, class, and bus... NO EXCEPTIONS. This is for the safety of our campus. If they need to replace their ID it will cost $5 dollars. If they need a temporary ID, it cost $1.00 daily. Students may turn their phone in as collateral to receive a temporary ID but, must pay the $1.00 to get it back. A table will be set up at all points of entry for scholars to purchase a temporary ID or replacement ID prior to entering the building
Open Containers of fast food:
Scholars will not be allowed to enter the building late and/or walk around school with food or open containers from fast-food restaurants. No Exceptions
Late Arrival to Campus:
Scholars that are arriving late to school must consume any food before being allowed to enter the building. Scholars who habitually late to school may start losing privileges such as driving on campus. Getting breakfast is not an excuse for arriving at school late!
Not Acceptable at School:
-Slides/House Shoes, Hats, Du Rags ( Leave them at home!)
-Scholars are not allowed to wear tights, spandex and/or Form Fitting clothing of any kind
-Dresses and skirts must be the appropriate length from the knee ( Top of a Horizontal ID from the Knee).- A link to the standard of dress is attached to this newsletter.
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- Scholars are not allowed to leave a classroom during the first 10 minutes and the last 10 minutes for anything less than an emergency. We will conduct a tardy sweep three times per week.
Random Tardy Sweeps
This means our staff will walk the halls after passing periods to make sure students are in class and not in the hallways. Students who are found in the hallway without a pass will receive consequences. Five minutes is a sufficient amount of time to get anywhere on our campus. Students who are habitually late without a pass from a teacher will be assigned In School Suspension ( ISS).
Have a Concern at CHHS/NGC?
We are often in classes offering support to teachers. We ask that you avoid showing up to the campus unannounced requesting meetings. We will often be unavailable. Please take the time to schedule a meeting with the appropriate individual, following the step below, and we will be happy to address any concerns you may have.
Step One: Contact the teacher/coach/or director and have a meeting/phone conference
Step Two: Contact the Grade Level Assistant Principal/Dean (all issues or grades) or Counselor (schedules/ mental health/academic advisement)
Step Three: Contact the Principal (if a school-wide concern, this becomes step one)
SAT School Day - March 4
We are excited to announce that Cedar Hill High School will provide the SAT test to all Juniors…..FREE of charge! This is a tremendous opportunity for students, as many post-secondary institutions require these!
- WHAT TO BRING:
o #2 pencils (no mechanical pencils)
o Snack (eat during scheduled breaks)
o Watch with no audible alarm or communications/recording capabilities
- WHAT NOT TO BRING:
o Electronic Devices of any kind including:
- Cell Phones/Phones of Any Kind
- Personal Computing Devices (laptops, notebooks, Bluetooth devices)
- Smartwatches/Wearable Technology that can be used to record, transmit, or receive information
- Audio Players/Recorders
o Highlighters, Mechanical Pencils, Pens, Dictionaries, Rulers
o Calculator (school will provide all students with an approved calculator)
To help ensure a successful testing experience, make sure your child arrives to school on time, is fully rested, and is prepared to test. It is also important to make sure your child eats a good dinner the night before and a good breakfast the morning of testing.
SAT School Day Student Guides have been distributed to students. A copy of the guide can be downloaded at the following link:
Students registering to vote at Cedar Hill High School
On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, Longhorn seniors at Cedar Hill High will register to vote as a Senior Class-2020. Linda Lamar, Founder/President of Dickerson Center for Civic Responsibility, Inc. (Dickerson Center), a non-partisan 501 (c)(3), DeSoto, TX has worked with Mr. Jason Miller, Principal and Mrs. Amanda Laxton/Kenitha Carey, Senior Class sponsors to bring this civic engagement project to students. Mrs. Laxton worked with student leaders that facilitated a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of voting and the credentials required to register. Dickerson Center volunteers who are Dallas County Elections Deputy Voter Registrars will be on hand to register students all day.
Mrs. Lamar said, “We want to help as many eligible voters who are or turning 18 by November 2020 register to vote. Voter participation among young people has been low in recent years. We want to change that. With political engagement and hope impacting youth voter participation, young people’s becoming more politically engaged and hopeful may play a critical role moving forward toward the 2020 election.”
For more information, please contact: Linda Lamar Founder/President Dickerson Center for Civic Responsibility, Inc. www.dickersonciviccenter.org firstname.lastname@example.org 214-773-0522 P.O. Box 248 DeSoto, TX 75123
Please send Mr. Miller and email if you want your group or scholar recognized.
Congratulations to all the Cedar Hill Band Members and our Directors for their participation in Region 20 UIL Solo & Ensemble today. We had a total of 70 Superior Ratings, 15 Excellent Ratings and 3 Average. A total of 63 scholars will be advancing to State UIL Solo & Ensemble.
CHHS Theatre Departments' very own Jacobie Thornton has been selected to be part of a stage reading of the new script “For Bo: A Play Inspired By The Recent Murder of Botham Jean” with Urban Arts Center. Congrats on this Opportunity Jacobie!
Highsteppers do it again!! Congrats ladies for representing Cedar Hill so well & bringing more awards home to the hill! We are so proud of you!!
Wild and crazy night in Weatherford. CH 15 Weatherford 11. Tavion Vaughns hit for the cycle and Anthony Castaneda added a home run to pace the offense. Longhorns improved to 3-2 on the year with the win.
Longhorn Tennis: Darion Thomas got 2nd in his bracket - Brandon Blanco got 4th in his bracket - Tyrell Oliver got 2nd consolation in his bracket
Lady Longhorn Softball
Longhorn Softball finished 3-3 and in 4th place in the Lehman Tournament in Kyle, TX this weekend #TTHL
The Lady Longhorns came up 2 points short in a thriller with Duncanville in the Regional Finals. Thank you, Lady Longhorn for a great season.
Early Release Cut-Off
Clear Bag Policy
Results from our December End of Course Exams are in. Please note that individual student EOC Scores may be viewed online. Go to www.texasassessment.com and click “Find My Access Code”. You will then be prompted to enter your child’s First Name (up to 10 letters only), Social Security Number, and Date of Birth. You will then be provided with an access code (you may simply click go). Each test taken will be displayed.
Approaches = PASSED
Masters = PASSED
Did not meet (red) = DID NOT PASS
The dates for EOC/STAAR Testing for the remainder of this school year are listed below:
English I – April 7, 2020
English II – April 9, 2020
Algebra I , Biology, US History – May 5 – 7, 2020
SATURDAY SCHOOL PREP SESSIONS are listed below. All sessions will begin at 8:00 am and will end at noon. All scholars must enter through door 11 near the cafeteria.
All testing is scheduled to begin at 8:15 am on all scheduled test days. As always, we encourage all scholars to get rest, study often, bring school supplies and be prepared to do their very best.
Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020
Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Saturday, April 4, 2020
** IMPORTANT NOTE** Access to cellular devices are not allowed during testing. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let me know. Thanks for all you do!
- 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. Scholars arriving late need to eat or discard of food before they will be allowed to report to class.
- Emergency Operation Drills
Fire Drill ( Week of March 2)
Wall Of Honor
WALL OF HONOR
We are creating a CHHS Graduate Wall of Honor to recognize Veterans and alumni currently serving in the armed forces.
Submit information and a picture to Shanta Mackey at email@example.com . Be sure to include the following information:
- Name of Soldier
- Branch of Service
- Graduation Year
A Parent Must Have!!!
Family Access is a web-based service that allows parents/guardians to view school-related information on their students. Information available includes:
- General student demographic information
- Discipline records
- Health records
The information in Family Access is 'real time' based on data in the District's Skyward Student Information Management System. However, remember that grades are 'fluid' and change daily/weekly as the teachers add assignments and grades to the system.
Family Access is secured by a unique username and password for each user to assure security and privacy.
Forgot Your Login or Password:
If you have forgotten your username or password you can click the Forgot Password Link on the Family Access homepage, contact your student’s home campus office, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent Classroom Visitation Request
- Requests shall be submitted to the campus principal a minimum of 48 hours in advance to properly have administrative supervision.
- All visitors to the school must conduct themselves so as not to interfere with the daily operation of the school program.
- Visitors should not interact with the staff during instruction,
- Visitors should not attempt to interact with students during the observation
- Visitors should not cause a distraction or disruption to the educational process.
- If the visit is deemed a distraction by either the teacher or principal, the visitor will be asked to end the observation.
- No children or additional guest will be allowed to attend
- Observations will be limited to 30 minutes
Disruptions on Campus
Social Media Safety
You have an obligation to monitor your child's social media account. 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.
Know what your kids are doing and help us be able stop to issues that start via social media!
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 to receive a temporary ID and pay the dollar at the end of the day.
If they need to replace their ID the cost is $5.00
Parking Passes for Cedar Hill High School Students
- 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 and Ninth Grade Center . 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
A Message From Texas PTA
Texas PTA is excited to open the application for Youth Empowered for Success (YES!), now in its second year. This 3-day program held in Austin provides young Texans with meaningful insight into the workings of policymaking and the art of civic engagement. Programming includes leadership skills, how to engage with politics on the local and state level, advocacy work, government, and much more. This is the perfect summer opportunity for students who want to empower themselves and their communities!
We ask that you start sharing this information with your students at Cedar Hill Senior High. YES! is open to all rising high school juniors and seniors who are members of any PTA including Lone Star Statewide PTA. To help spread the word on campus, click here to download a flyer. Direct students and families to www.txpta.org/yes for a helpful FAQ sheet and encourage that they apply by March 31.
***Upcoming Event Dates***
February 29 – Talent Show
April 11 – 2nd Annual Spring Fling Dance (9th-12th grade invited)
May 8 – Teacher Appreciation Social
***PLEASE SAVE THE DATE -> SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29 @ 7PM (ticket sales last 2 weeks of the month)***
Cedar Hill definitely has talent! Auditions have been completed and the talent is PRIMETIME. Tickets will go on sale the last 2 weeks of February during lunch on Thursday and Friday at both campuses. Presale is $5 and $7 at the door. We thank you in advance for your support.
If you have not picked up your PTA membership cards, we will have those available at the next general meeting. Remember it is never too late to join PTA. Your CHHS/NGC PTSA wants and needs you, but more importantly, your student needs you. Email us at email@example.com for information on how you can join and serve on a committee.
Remember to follow us on Twitter (@CHLonghornsPTSA) and Like Us on Facebook (@CedarHillHSPTSA). Thank you for all that you do.
Best personal regards,
CHHS/NGC PTSA Executive Board
Tiffany Ingram, President
Teresa Clark-Muhammad, Vice President
Savanah Henley, Treasurer
Saundra Jones, Secretary
Melody Bradley, Parliamentarian
CHHS/NGC PTSA Committee Chairs
Adrian Jenkins, Membership
OPEN POSITION, Fundraising
Ida Gent, Hospitality
Veronica Hutchings, Social Media
Tauncia Franklin, Parent Volunteer Committee (PVC) 2021
Antwanette Lynn, Parent Volunteer Committee (PVC) 2022
OPEN POSITION, Parent Volunteer Committee (PVC) 2023
"We are Longhorn Proud! Thank you for your continued support."
We are excited to see so many of our scholars start to receive college acceptance letters. Please send us a copy of the letter so we can recognize them too! All letters should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
All senior information can be found at the following link:
Class of 2020,
We are proud to hear that many of you are working on college applications. Here are some things to think about as you complete the process.
ACT/SAT TEST FEE WAIVERS
If you plan to take or retake the ACT and /or SAT scholars with free or reduced lunch can receive test fee waivers. If you participated in an SAT School Day (at Cedar Hill High
School or another high school) and had free or reduced lunch at that time, you will have two test fee waivers in your College Board Account. When you log in to your College Board Account, look for ‘Accept you SAT waiver benefits’. If you do not see this, continue to register for the test. At the payment portion it will ask if you have a waiver. If you cannot select that option, that means your waivers are there. If it tries to charge you, save, log out and request an SAT waiver from your counselor (see directions below). ACT test fee waivers are requested from your counselor. Complete a waiver request form, at the receptionist’s desk, and leave the form with the receptionist. Your counselor will send a pass for you once the waiver has been processed.
COLLEGE APPLICATION WAIVERS
Once you take the ACT or SAT with a test fee waiver, you qualify for college application waivers. SAT will load four college application waivers in your College Board account. Log in to your College Board account. Select mySAT. Scroll toward the bottom of the page to ‘print view you college application waivers’. Open the waivers and type in your email and phone number on the first waiver. You DO NOT need to put your social security number. Click on the next waiver and your email and phone number will populate on the additional three waivers. These waivers have a unique code. Print two sets.One set you will sign and mail to the college(s). On the other set, write the name of the college you sent the waiver to, to keep track of which waiver went to which college If a college says they did not receive the waiver, you will know the correct waiver to resend. If you took the ACT, request an ACT college application waiver from your counselor. Use your SAT waivers first. If you qualify for free or reduced lunch but paid to take the ACT and SAT you can still request college application waivers from your counselor. The National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC) offered fee waivers for students in this situation. If you are applying to an HBCU, check to see if the school is a member of Common Black College Application before using an ACT, SAT or NACAC fee waiver or paying the fee. For ACT or NACAC college application waivers, complete a waiver request form, at the receptionist’s desk, and leave the form with the receptionist. Your counselor will send a pass for you once the waiver has been processed.
COLLEGE APPLICATION FEES AND APPLY TEXAS
If you are completing applications on Apply Texas, at the end when it requests payment, select waiver. If you do not qualify for a waiver select pay the institution. Do not make payment to Apply Texas. You may change your mind about an application you submit. You want to have control over whether or not the college gets the application fee.
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY AT COLLEGE STATION/UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN AND COLLEGE APPLICATION FEES
Cedar Hill High School is a member of Texas Advance Program with the University of Texas at Austin and we are a Century Scholar School with Texas A&M University at College Station. These memberships wave the application fee for these two universities for all Cedar Hill High School seniors. If you apply to the University of Texas at Austin or Texas A&M University, request their waiver during the payment portion of the application.
COMMON BLACK COLLEGE APPLICATION
Cedar Hill ISD has paid the fee for all of our seniors to join Common Black College Application. This membership will waiver the college application fee to 56 HBCUs. Select APPLY NOW, set up your account then enter chhs2019 in PROMO CODE.
DALLAS COUNTY PROMISE
Be sure to complete the Dallas County Promise steps. Dallas County Promise should be an option that all of our seniors have on the table in May.
Remember to check out the Resources Page on the high school’s website for all things college!
If you are interested in being a veterinarian see the link below for a summer camp at Texas A&M University at College Station. The application opens December 1st and closes January 17th.
Texas Caucus of Black School Board Members $2000 scholarship opportunity! https://tcbsbm.net/resources/forms
New Graduation Venue and Time
The fall semester of your senior year is now behind you and the spring semester will be an exciting time for Cedar Hill High School seniors. The approaching graduation signifies the end of a high school career and recognizes the hard work and commitment from both the scholar and their families.
The district wants to inform you that we are making changes this year to the commencement ceremonies for Cedar Hill High School. Please note,
Cedar Hill High School Graduation Ceremony will take place:
Thursday May 21, 2020 @ 7:30pm
Mansfield ISD Center for the Performing Arts
1110 W. Debbie Lane
Mansfield, TX 76063
We are aware that this is a change from previous years, and felt it important to notify you as soon as possible.
We believe the venue allows for a better experience for your scholar; the Mansfield lSD Center for the Performing Arts is closer, parking will be much simpler and the venue is state of the art.
Additional information regarding the commencement ceremony will be shared in the coming weeks. We thank you in advance for your cooperation in making this a memorable experience. It has been an honor working with your scholar at Cedar Hill HS.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at email@example.com
Special Seating Request for Graduation (Class of 2020)
As the day of your student's high school graduation ceremony from Cedar Hill High School approaches, we want to make sure the celebration is shared by everyone. If you have a guest that plans to attend your student's graduation ceremony on May 21, 2020, at 7:30 PM at the Mansfield ISD Performing Arts Center with special seating needs, please contact Shirly McShan at 469-272-2000, no later than April 3, 2020, at 4:00 PM.
The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for the class of 2020 opened October 1st. If you want any financial assistance with paying for college you will need to complete your FAFSA. FAFSA is a free application for college-bound (trade school, technical school, two-year college or four-year college) scholars to see if they qualify for federal grants, loans and/or work study.
- Grants-money that does not need to be paid back
- Loans-money that is borrowed and will need to be paid back
- Work Study-students are given a part-time job,with pay, on campus
Completing the application does not obligate you to take what is offered, it just lets you know what you qualify for. If you do not think you will qualify for grants, it is still important to complete the FAFSA. Colleges have several grants and scholarships and not all are need based. There can be merit based grants and/or scholarships you may qualify for but you will not be considered unless you submit a completed FAFSA. Many private scholarships require a completed FAFSA as well.
The first step in completing the FAFSA is for you and at least one parent to obtain a FSA ID. A FSA ID allows you (if you filed taxes) and your parent to electronic link your FAFSA to the IRS to download a previous year's tax information. Current seniors starting college in the fall of 2019 will need to submit 2018 tax information. Your FSA ID also allows you and your parent to electronically sign your FAFSA. If your FAFSA is not signed electronically, it has to be printed, signed and mailed to the Federal Student Aid Office and to each college. This could delay the process. The grant and scholarship money could be gone by the time the paperwork is received and processed.
Be sure to save the username, password and email address used to create the FSA ID. I suggest to make FAFSA a contact on your phone. Most phones have a note section under each contact where this information can be saved..
2020 graduates should be completing the 2020-21 FAFSA. If you plan to take college classes in the summer of 2020, after graduation, you need to complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA as well.
Here is the link to FSA ID website. FSA ID.gov
Here is the link to the FAFSA website. FAFSA.gov
Food Deliveries to Campus
Cedar Hill High School and Cedar Hill Ninth Grade Center 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.
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.
Scholars are expected to be in compliance each day. Please review the dress code with your child.
arrive 5-7 minutes early to his or her route If you have questions or concerns email Letiticia Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or Evonne Stewart at email@example.com. You can also call 972-293-8531.
CHHS Counseling Assignments
Lead Academic Counselor
Last Name A-Ed
(469) 272-2000 Ext. 7023
Last Name Eg-Ka
(469) 272-2000 Ext. 7027
Last Name Ke-Rod
(469) 272-2000 Extension 7170
Last Name Rog-Z
(469) 272-2000 Extension 7246
CHHS Administrative Staff
12th Grade Scholars
11th grade Scholars
10th Grade Scholars and General HS 9th Grade Scholars
Contact for Dual Credit and Advanced Placement
Dean of Instruction at CHHS
NGC Admin Staff
NGC Counseling Assignment
(469) 272-2050 Extension 7675
NGC Administrative Staff
Assistant Superintendent of School Leadership
Campus Discipline Coordinator
Scholars letters A-J
Dean of Instruction
Scholars letters K-Z
Varsity and JV Softball
Tuesday, March 3rd, 5pm
101 Gopher Boulevard
Grand Prairie, TX
Varsity and JV Soccer ( Boys)
Tuesday, March 3rd, 6pm
1 Longhorn Boulevard
Cedar Hill, TX
Varsity and JV Soccer ( Girls)
Friday, March 6th, 6pm
1 Longhorn Boulevard
Cedar Hill, TX
Varsity and JV Soccer ( Boys)
Friday, March 6th, 6pm
101 Day Miar Road
Staff Development Day ( No School for Students)
Friday, March 6th, 8am
Cedar Hill Independent School District, TX, USA
Varsity and JV Soccer ( Girls)
Monday, March 9th, 6pm
1 Longhorn Boulevard
Cedar Hill, TX
JV and Varsity Softball
Tuesday, March 10th, 5:15-7pm
3001 US Hwy 287 Bypass
JV abd Varsity Soccer ( Girls)
Wednesday, March 11th, 6-11pm
1 Longhorn Boulevard
Cedar Hill, TX
All Pro Dads Breakfast
Friday, April 24th, 7:30-8:15am
1 Longhorn Boulevard
Cedar Hill, TX
RSVPs are enabled for this event.