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Back to School Reminders
Published: Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 03:50PM CDT

CHS is off to a great start!

Parent/Student Reminders:

  • Please have your student bring lunch, lunch money or ensure that lunch accounts have funds. This year we will restrict deliveries to our Horseshoe Reception Desk and no longer accept lunch deliveries, band instruments, cash or technology items.
  • Please also remember to have your student charge their iPad each day and bring it to school with them each day. If your student has not protected their device with an iPad case, we highly encourage you to do so (as stated in the CHS iPad User Handbook). This step will help maintain the device in proper working order, while minimizing the opportunities of damages and repair fees.
  • Please be aware of the traffic flow around the school. The parent loop is located between the main campus and the field house (west side of campus). The bus loop is on the east side of the main building by the flag poles, and student parking along with some staff parking is located on the north end of the main campus. Be mindful of the School Zone enforcement: on Parkway, the main travel road around the campus, Cowboy, and Town Centre(Sonic). Also cell phone use is prohibited in these areas. Please know that cutting through private parking areas such as retail centers around campus will be also be monitored. The local police department will enforce any traffic violations.
  • Open House Curriculum Night is this Monday, August 29th @ 6:30p-8:15p
    Please plan for traffic congestion and allow time to walk to the building in order to make the 6:30p start time.

It is going to be a great year!

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CHS Calendar of Events
Published: Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 03:50PM CDT
Monday, September 5th – Labor Day Holiday/No School

Click here to visit the CHS Website for upcoming dates for your calendar.

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Counselor's Corner
Published: Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 03:50PM CDT

Senior Meetings Scheduled
Meetings with all seniors are scheduled for Wednesday, August 31st to share information about College Night and the College Applications Process. These meetings are scheduled through students’ senior English classes. Dual Credit English students will have their meeting on Thursday, September 4 during 3rd or 5th period in the CHS lecture hall. Students in morning dual credit will attend 5th period and students in afternoon dual credit will attend 3rd period.


CHS Counseling Department Presents: The Brown Bag Lunch series
We are listening. Thanks to feedback from you and increased participation in programs like Teen Screen, we know that you have concerns outside of what classes should I take to graduate and how do I plan for college. We know that physical and mental well-being creates more opportunity for success in school and life. Thus, we are here for you for those things and so much more! In an effort to address your interest in a variety of self-awareness and wellness topics we will be creating a monthly series – mini TED talks if you will, titled the brown bag lunch series. These will be counselor led and include expert guest speakers, meeting during all 3 lunch periods in the Library classroom. All students are welcome, grab your lunch and join us for some conversation and personal growth!
First Session:
September 15, 2016- Personal Empowerment and Confidence building –Start your school year with confidence, come and learn how in an interactive experience with guest speaker Stephanie Coker, professional therapist.


Attention Seniors:
If you are applying to a Common Application School that requires a counselor recommendation letter (Baylor, UNT, OU and Austin College do not) the deadline to turn in the Counselor Recommendation Packet is Thursday, September 15. Note: Texas Public Universities do not require Counselor Recommendations. The Counselor Recommendation Packet may be found on the CHS website under Counseling or in the senior’s Naviance account.


Schoology Account News
CHS Counselors have created a Schoology account for learners to join to stay updated on information regarding the counseling program such as college planning, SAT/ACT, a job board, and much more. Learners will receive an email in their CISD account 8/22/16 at 10:00 AM with information regarding the access code. Parents may not join the course, but will be able to view information through their parent Schoology account. Please make sure your child has joined by following the steps below.
1. Login to Schoology http://schoology.coppellisd.com
2. Click on Courses & Join
3. Enter Access Code: 4HP3C-D2WW9


Save the Dates:
CISD College Night will be held at CHS Thursday, September 15, from 6:00-8:00 PM. This is a great opportunity for learners to visit with College Representatives from over 200 colleges and universities.
Financial Aid Presentation and Workshop will be held at CHS Saturday, October 15, form 9:00- 12:00 Noon. More details to come.

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Honor Roll Lunch
Published: Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 03:50PM CDT

Students should check the sheets on the Information Board beginning Tuesday, September 6, to see if they qualify for Fall Honor Roll Lunch.
If they are on the list, they qualify and have been given permission to participate in Honor Roll Lunch. If they are not on the list and think they should be, they need to see Ms Sherry Brown in Student Services.
There will be PTO Committee Members in the cafeteria during the lunch periods of Validation Days, September 7 & September 8 if students have any questions.
For more information about Honor Roll Lunch please click here.

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Project Graduation
Published: Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 03:50PM CDT

Take the SAT before it counts! CHS Project Graduation is offering a practice SAT on Saturday, September 17th at CHS. This is a great opportunity this school year to take the test in a “real test” environment where only you and your parents see your scores. Scores are distributed at a strategy session where information on test taking strategies, tips, and traps will be discussed. Cost is $27, and information and signup can be found online at www.chsprojectgraduation.com. Registration will be open online through Friday.


Homecoming 2016 is September 30. Mums and garters are being sold during lunch from Monday September 12 through Friday September 23. Delivery on Tuesday September 27. Buy at school or online at www.themumshop.com/972-423-6867 Proceeds benefit project graduation.
GO COWBOYS!!

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CHS Yearbook
Published: Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 03:50PM CDT

Yearbook News!
If your child did not pick up his/her yearbook in May, please go by room A107 to get it before school or during lunch.
There are also a few books available for purchase for $100 in room A107 while they last. (Cash or check made out to CHS Yearbook).
Orders for this year’s yearbook can still be made online at Jostens.com. Don’t miss out!
Just click here to order.


Parents of Seniors:
Senior Portraits – If your senior has not had his/her senior yearbook portrait taken, please contact Prestige IMMEDIATELY to set this up. Call 214-358-4444.
Senior Ads: The deadline for senior yearbook recognition ads is rapidly approaching! Please go to www.jostens.com and select Yearbook Recognition Ads.
THE DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 16!
Click here to order.

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CHS Theatre Update
Published: Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 03:50PM CDT

Attention CHS and New Tech Students:. Audition Notice…if you are interested in auditioning for this year’s musical “42nd Street”, audition dates are Tuesday, August 30th or Wednesday, August 31st. Please come to the CHS Auditorium immediately after school and be prepared to read from the script, sing and dance. Bring tap shoes if you have them. If not, hard soled shoes will work. You can stop by Ms. Tabor’s room F107A starting Wednesday to pick up sheet music for the audition. Please use the following links to fill out the information sheet BEFORE auditions.

The link for those who are actors/actresses is:
http://tinyurl.com/42ndstreetauditions

The link for those interested in a Technical position is:
http://tinyurl.com/42ndstreettech

If you want to be considered for both areas, you have to fill out both forms.
Both forms ask for your conflicts from today until November 5th, so have that paragraph of info ready to type.
These forms need to be filled out and submitted
no later than Monday, August 29th at 5 pm.

Auditions will last from 4 to 7 pm. Call backs will happen on Thursday, September 1st from 4 to 7 pm. The Cast List will be posted on Friday, September 2nd at 3:50 pm on the Auditorium door. More information will be given at the audition. You can contact Ms. Tabor at ltabor@coppellisd.com with questions.

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CHS Choir Update
Published: Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 03:50PM CDT

Hello from CHS Choir!

We are excited about the upcoming year. Monday night before Curriculum Night we have Choir Registration. All singers in choir should have at least one parent come and complete this to pick up their singers uniform, pay fees, complete forms to start off the year. More information can be found on our online Evite by clicking the link below:
https://www.smore.com/gry8n

We look forward to an awesome year! Let’s go Cowboys!!

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Cross Country Update
Published: Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 03:50PM CDT

The Coppell High School Cross Country team kicked off its 2016 season at the Hebron Hawk Invitational last Friday night. Over 20 teams competed in three divisions with all of Coppell’s teams finishing in the top 4.
Leading runners for the Coppell girls’ JV team were sophomore Jimena Benavides in 7th place followed by freshman Gracie McKethan in 8th. The Coppell boys JV team, took 1st place overall with three top 10 finishers: Harvey Castro in 7th place, Justin Chow in 9th and Christopher Figueroa 10th. In the Championship division, freshman Shelby Spoor finished third followed by Izzy Iseley in 5th and Sydney Rowe in 9th place. For the boys, Sophomore Cole Lindbeck finished 2nd followed by Marcos Bohn in 3rd and Grant Evans in 4th. In the Varsity Elite Division, Sophomore Maddie Hulcy was the top finisher for the Cowgirls placing 8t, with Ardi Saunders following in 12thplace. Coppell’s Elite boys were led by seniors Nathan Sims and Alan Huo finishing in 9th and 10th place.
Head Coach Nick Benton and his team travel to Waxahachie on Saturday, August 27 for the Woodhouse Invitational at Lakeview Camp . Races begin at 7 am.

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CHS Band Update
Published: Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 03:50PM CDT

Last week’s rain didn’t put a damper on Coppell High School Band’s annual Welcome Back Concert. A culmination of the students’ efforts during their three weeks in Summer Band Camp, the concert on August 18th drew hundreds to the CHS Arena. Families, band alumnae and community members gathered to watch a preview of the 2016 marching show entitled “Now I See,” and support the band.
Typically held at Buddy Echols Field, the concert was moved inside to keep the band members and spectators dry. Although the students were not able to march in the arena, they performed the preshow music from the 2016 show. Additionally, the CHS Drumline introduced their 2016 drumline show, “The Music of Pat Metheny,” and the Color Guard performed flag routines. “We wanted to show the audience the visual, musical, percussion and color guard components of our program,” said Gerry Miller, Director of Bands for CISD. “The unification of these four captions is essential for a successful and high quality presentation. That is what we are working toward.”
“It was amazing to see the number of people from the elementary and middle schools, as well as the neighborhood, at the Welcome Back Concert,” said Vieven Moore, whose son Michael Moore is a junior percussionist at CHS. “These high school band kids have worked so hard, especially over the last few weeks, to progress in their musical abilities. The show of support from our community is a real statement to the character and discipline of our band students.”

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Cheer Bingo - September 16
Published: Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 03:50PM CDT
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First Day Reminders - 8/22
Published: Fri, Aug 19, 2016, 05:24PM CDT

Welcome Back to School!

Just a Reminder:
Students who came to schedule pickup:

  • Check Rosters posted in hallways to find your home room to report to at the 8:20 bell. In homeroom you will: receive your official purple schedule, your Student ID, iPad information will be communicated at this time, and take attendance. (Rosters will be located in the Main Hallway near the Gym, the “pit” area in the Main Hall and the Student Services North Office.
  • You will remain in this room until bell rings to go to 1st period to start your school day.

Students who DID NOT pick up their schedule at schedule pickup:

  • Report to Large Gym beginning at 7:30 AM to locate your alpha table to complete registration and to get ID picture made.
  • Once your schedule and picture is made-report to commons area and wait for the dismissal bell to report to 1st period.

Please see Adjusted 1st Day Schedule below:

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Counselor's Corner
Published: Fri, Aug 19, 2016, 05:24PM CDT

Northlake Summer Class Reminder
Students who were enrolled in North Lake Dual Credit summer classes must bring an official North Lake Transcript in a sealed envelope to Student Services by Tuesday, August 18. Without documentation of your final grade in the course(s), your CHS schedule may be adjusted.


Common App Reminder
Attention Seniors: If you are applying to a Common Application School that requires a counselor recommendation letter (Baylor, UNT, OU and Austin College do not) the deadline to turn in the Counselor Recommendation Packet is Thursday, September 15. Note: Texas Public Universities do not require Counselor Recommendations. The Counselor Recommendation Packet may be found on the CHS website under Counseling or in the senior’s Naviance account.


Schoology Update
Schoology Account News-CHS Counselors have created a Schoology account for learners to join to stay updated on information regarding the counseling program such as college planning, SAT/ACT, a job board, and much more. Learners will receive an email in their CISD account 8/22/16 at 10:00 AM with information regarding the access code. Parents may not join the course, but will be able to view information through their parent Schoology account. Please make sure your child has joined by following the steps below.
1. Login to Schoology http://schoology.coppellisd.com
2. Click on Courses & Join
3. Enter Access Code: 4HP3C-D2WW9


Save the Dates:
CISD College Night will be held at CHS Thursday, September 15, from 6:00-8:00 PM. This is a great opportunity for learners to visit with College Representatives from over 200 colleges and universities.
Financial Aid Presentation and Workshop will be held at CHS Saturday, October 15, form 9:00- 12:00 Noon. More details to come.

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PTSO Meeting Dates & Volunteer Thank You
Published: Fri, Aug 19, 2016, 05:24PM CDT

We will have our first PTSO meeting on Thursday, August 25 at 6 pm in the library classroom. All PTSO members are invited to attend. Our regular monthly meetings will begin on Tuesday, September 13 at 6 and will continue on the second Tuesday of each month. Please join us!

A huge thank you to all the parent volunteers and NHS students who helped during schedule pickups.
We could not have done it without your help.
Thank you!

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Write A Check & Company Matching Funds
Published: Fri, Aug 19, 2016, 05:23PM CDT

The CHS PTSO is still collecting donations to Write a Check and Company Matching Funds.

Each year the PTSO provides grants to the school to support innovative teaching and supplemental classroom supplies.

If your company provides a Matching Funds program, please make a notation when contributing and process your request through your employer.

Thank you for your support!

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PE Uniforms
Published: Fri, Aug 19, 2016, 05:23PM CDT

If you haven’t ordered your student’s PE uniforms, don’t miss the online sale! We have limited size quantities available.

1) Any web orders that were placed prior to August 16th and haven’t been picked up, please go to Student Services for your PE Uniforms.
2) Any orders placed prior to midnight on Monday August 22nd will be delivered on Tuesday, August 23rd.
3) Any orders placed by midnight on Tuesday, August 23rd – Thursday 25th will be delivered the following day.

New Delivery Schedule for PE Uniforms – Please pick up all orders at Student Services.

Orders placed Friday through Monday midnight, will be delivered on Tuesday.
Orders placed Tuesday through Thursday midnight, will be delivered on Friday.

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Lariette Spaghetti Dinner
Published: Fri, Aug 19, 2016, 05:23PM CDT

Lariette Spaghetti Dinner, Raffle, and Silent Auction
The 23rd Annual Lariette Spaghetti Dinner, Raffle and Silent Auction will be held from 5 to 7 pm on Friday, August 26th at CHS in the Commons before the first home football game against L.D. Bell. 

Tickets for the dinner are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 3 to 12. The raffle tickets are $5 and $1 and items include a 48” TV, a drone, LG Sound Bar, weekend night stay at Omni Park West and many more items.

The Silent Auction this year offers amazing auction items! Hundreds of items are available for bidding at the dinner including a round of golf at Trophy Club, Bridlewood, and Hackberry Creek, tickets to a Dallas Stars game, and a ride to school for your child in a Coppell firetruck. There are many additional gift cards and items from local restaurants, retailers, and entertainment venues up for bid. Tickets can be purchased from a Lariette or at the door the night of the event.
For more information about the Lariette Spaghetti Dinner, visit their website by clicking here.

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CHS Football Update
Published: Fri, Aug 19, 2016, 05:23PM CDT
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Taylor's Gift Update
Published: Fri, Aug 19, 2016, 05:23PM CDT

In 2010, the community came together to create a beautiful memorial garden at Middle School East in memory of Taylor Storch. Since it’s creation, the garden has been a peaceful place where Coppell students and residents have come to relax and fellowship.
Leave your mark in this special garden!

Purchase a brick today and be part of the Taylor’s Garden legacy for years to come. Message ideas could include honoring a child and celebrating their achievements, showing your school or town spirit, your favorite quote or even dedicating a brick to a loved one or special teacher!

Deadline to order your brick is Friday, September 23. 100% of your brick purchase is Tax Deductible.

Easily order online here: www.TaylorsGift.org/brickpaver

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Help is Still Needed - Back to School Staff Breakfast
Published: Fri, Aug 12, 2016, 07:07AM CDT

The CHS Back to School Breakfast for staff is Wednesday, August 17th.
Help is still needed for a variety of items for this upcoming event.
Items can be dropped off Tuesday afternoon or early Wednesday morning.
Please select the link below for more information and to sign up to help:
Back To School Staff Breakfast

Thank you!

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Online Deadline to Order - this Sunday, the 7th
Published: Fri, Aug 5, 2016, 11:30AM CDT

School Supplies and PE Uniforms are available for purchase online through this Sunday, the 7th and will be available for pick up at Schedule Pickup sessions.
Just select the link below to order:
Coppell High School PTSO Webstore

  • School Supply Packs
    • Not grade specific.
  • PE Uniforms
    • Required for CHS PE Classes (Not for Students in Athletics). One set: shorts and shirt.
  • PTSO Membership Dues
    • Why join the PTSO? Receive the CHS PTSO newsletter, “The BULLET” which includes timely information concerning school events and activities. As a member parents can actively participate in school matters. Also receive a complimentary CHS car spirit sticker. And support PTSO’s funding of student enrichment programs, technology, and other worthwhile academic extras!
  • PTSO Write-A-Check Donations
    • Support your Booster Club for Education!

Click CHS PTSO WEBSTORE to place your order today.

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Hospitality Items Needed - Back to School Breakfast
Published: Fri, Aug 5, 2016, 11:30AM CDT

The CHS Back to School Breakfast for staff is Wednesday, August 17th.
Help is needed for a variety of items for this upcoming event.
Please select the link below for more information and to sign up to help:
Back To School Staff Breakfast

Thank you!

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Schedule Pick Up - Volunteers Needed
Published: Wed, Jul 27, 2016, 09:06AM CDT

Volunteers are Needed to help with CHS Schedule Pick Up!
Can you help? This is always a fun time to volunteer and see lots of friends.

We have many dates/times for you to choose from so please select the link below to sign up:
Schedule Pick Up Parent Volunteer Sign Up

All volunteers – Please arrive no later than 15 minutes before your shift at the Horseshoe to check in. You will be directed to your volunteer area for a quick on-the-job training!

This sign up is for ADULTS ONLY. If you are a NHS student , please do NOT sign up here – you will need to sign up through NHS to receive your hours.

If there is a specific area you want to volunteer, please put it in the comments. We will try to accommodate your request the best we can, but please know we may not be able fulfill each request.

Questions? Contact Tara Storch or Kim Dicken

Thank you for your help!

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Schedule Pick Up - PE Uniforms and School Supplies
Published: Wed, Jul 27, 2016, 09:06AM CDT

The following items for the 2016 – 2017 school year are now available for purchase from the Coppell High School PTSO Webstore. School Supplies and PE Uniforms will be available for pick up at Schedule Pickup sessions in August.

  • School Supply Packs
    • Not grade specific.
  • PE Uniforms
    • Required for CHS PE Classes (Not for Students in Athletics). One set: shorts and shirt.
  • PTSO Membership Dues
    • Why join the PTSO? Receive the CHS PTSO newsletter, “The BULLET” which includes timely information concerning school events and activities. As a member parents can actively participate in school matters. Also receive a complimentary CHS car spirit sticker. And support PTSO’s funding of student enrichment programs, technology, and other worthwhile academic extras!
  • PTSO Write-A-Check Donations
    • Support your Booster Club for Education!

Click CHS PTSO WEBSTORE to place your order today.

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A Note from the School Office
Published: Fri, Jul 15, 2016, 04:01PM CDT

CHS Family,

Snap Codes were emailed out by CISD as of July 12. You will get individual codes for each student. Once the Snap Code is used, it will not be valid again. Once you submit the information, any changes to your student’s account can only be made by the campus.

Coppell High School mailed out the Summer Packets on July 12. You should start receiving those around July 19. If you do not receive your packet, we may not have your current address. Please bring a signed lease/closing statement and a current utility (water, electric, or gas only) by the campus to update your address. This will need to be done prior to schedule pickup, by August 5, 2016, to avoid long lines with the registrar on your student’s schedule pickup date.

CHS summer hours are Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. closed on Fridays through July 29. If you have any questions,
please give us a call at 214-496-6100.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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CHS Calendar of Events
Published: Fri, Jul 15, 2016, 04:01PM CDT

Click here to visit the CHS Website for upcoming dates for your calendar.

2016-2017 Schedule Pickup Dates

  • August 8 – Senior Schedule Pickup from 1 to 3:30 PM
  • August 9 – Junior Schedule Pickup from 8:30 to 11:30 AM
  • August 9 – Sophomore Schedule Pickup from 1 to 4:00 PM
  • August 11 – Freshman Fish Camp/Schedule Pickup
    8:30 to 11:30 AM (A – L) 1:00 to 4:00 PM (M – Z)
  • August 16 – Makeup Schedule Pickup Grades 9 – 12; 3:00 to 5:00 PM

If you cannot make schedule pick up at any of these assigned times, you will need to report to the Large Gym on August 22, the first day of school starting at 7:30 AM.

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Counselor's Corner
Published: Fri, Jul 15, 2016, 04:01PM CDT

College Application Workshop for Rising Seniors

CHS Counseling Department will host a Summer College Application Workshop for the class of 2017 on Wednesday July 27, 2016 from 9am – 4pm. The Workshop will be held in the CHS Lecture Hall. Please click the link below for more details.
2016 Summer College Application Workshop


North Lake Summer Classes

Students who were enrolled in North Lake Dual Credit summer classes must bring an official North Lake Transcript in a sealed envelope to Student Services by Tuesday, August 18. Without documentation of your final grade in the course(s), your CHS schedule may be adjusted.

CHS College Night
Save the Date- CISD College Night will be held at CHS Thursday, September 15, from 6:00-8:00 PM. This is a great opportunity for learners to visit with College Representatives from over 200 colleges and universities.

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2016 - 2017 Webstore is Open
Published: Fri, Jul 15, 2016, 04:01PM CDT

The following items for the 2016 – 2017 school year are now available for purchase from the Coppell High School PTSO Webstore. School Supplies and PE Uniforms will be available for pick up at Schedule Pickup sessions in August.

  • School Supply Packs
    • Not grade specific.
  • PE Uniforms
    • Required for CHS PE Classes (Not for Students in Athletics). One set: shorts and shirt.
  • PTSO Membership Dues
    • Why join the PTSO? Receive the CHS PTSO newsletter, “The BULLET” which includes timely information concerning school events and activities. As a member parents can actively participate in school matters. Also receive a complimentary CHS car spirit sticker. And support PTSO’s funding of student enrichment programs, technology, and other worthwhile academic extras!
  • PTSO Write-A-Check Donations
    • Support your Booster Club for Education!

Click CHS PTSO WEBSTORE to place your order today.

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PTSO Board Position Volunteer Needed
Published: Fri, Jul 15, 2016, 04:01PM CDT

Looking for a great way to stay informed and to help at CHS?

The PTSO board has an immediate need for a new role as Assistant School Supplies Coordinator.
This role is needed to assist with the coordination of the school supply distribution table at Schedule pick this August.

Please contact Lisa Johnson if you are interested.

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Volunteers Needed - Copy Room
Published: Fri, Jul 15, 2016, 04:01PM CDT

Looking for a great opportunity to help at the school?
If you would like to volunteer in the copy room at CHS please contact Julie Thompson at joejulthompson@verizon.net.
Copy Room volunteers can help from once a week to once a month….whatever works best for your schedule.
Please contact Julie Thompson if you are interested.
Thanks for your help!