What's New

Bus Routes
Are available under Parents and Students

Congratulations to the 2014 CHHS Teacher of the Year:
Mrs. Dana Barefoot

Interested in new volunteer opportunities? Check out the new "Volunteer Opportunities" button under Quick Links on the right side of this page, or access it by going to the Parents & Students tab and clicking on "Volunteer Opportunities."

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Memo Regarding Enterovirus D68

 Recent media reports have described an increase in respiratory illnesses caused by Enterovirus D68 among pediatric patients.  While there not have been locally confirmed cases, we would like to share with you information form the Virginia State Health Department regarding symptoms and ways to prevent the spread of Enterovirus D68. 

Download Memo Concerning Enterovirus D68

Other Announcements
Senior Parent Meeting
Monday, October 6th - 6pm - Media Center
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 Zoe E. McGrady and Issac J. Galloway
have received recognition as an

Outstanding Participant

in the 2015 Nation Achievement Scholarship Program!
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"CHHS band drummer to march in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade"
 "Christian Davis, drummer for the Colonial Heights Marching Colonials, will represent Colonial Heights High School as one of 185 student musicians from across the country marching in the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade..."

  The Progress Index ©

Read the full article here.

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Attention Students:



Learn about Paper Science & Engineering (by NC State University)


WHEN:             Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 3:30 pm

WHERE:           RockTenn

                        910 Industrial Street

                        Hopewell, VA 23860


If you are interested in Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science or a Hands-On type of person - This will interest you!


For more information see Mrs. Wheeler in the School Counseling Center for more information

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    We have just rounded out our first week of school and it has been an awesome start to the school year. People always ask if the excitement teachers have at the start of the school year is real. It is. Our business is helping students, so it feels good to have our kids back in the building. 
    Speaking of the building, we have been busy.  The fall sports season is in full swing and the Colonials are doing well in the competition arena. If there is time, please stop by and cheer the kids on. For a smaller school, there are many sports to choose from. This season spectators can enjoy: golf, cross country, field hockey, volleyball, and football.  Before school, there is a flurry of club meetings where officers and candidates are being selected and dues are being collected.  After school, one can hear the band practicing for their upcoming half-time performance of "Bells." In the auditorium, the drama department is working on their One-Act Festival performances and holding try-outs for the fall production.

   Students are finally adjusting to their schedules and are probably working on graded assignments. With the installation of a new data system for our division, parents will not have access to grades electronically right now. I would encourage parents to exchange email addresses with teachers, so you can be placed on both a mass weekly grouping and can be alerted if academic issues, or any concerns for that matter, arise. Our first interim report cards will be coming home on Thursday, October 2nd, from all classes.  

    Homecoming this year is the week of October 6th. The SCA has developed some different and fun spirit activities for the students to enjoy each day. They will be sharing that information shortly. Our annual junior versus senior Powderpuff game will be held from 4:00-5:00 on Thursday, October 9th. Our Homecoming football game will be held on Friday, October 10th. Please arrive much earlier than the 7:00 kick off time, so you can see our Homecoming Court. The week concludes with the PTSO's Homecoming Dance in the CHHS gym from 7:30-11:00.  

    Please work with our PTSO, if you are willing to help with this event or any event this upcoming school year. Dues for the Parent/Teacher/Student Organization are just $3.00.  If you have not joined, and wish to, please send a check with your name and your student's name printed in the memo line and ask your student to bring it to the main office.  We will make sure it gets to the PTSO.

    Thank you to all the parents who came to "Back to School Night" this year.  Not only is life just busy, but it was rainy, and my assistant principals nicely reminded me it was the "kick off" of Monday Night Football.  We are already working on plans to make the event even better for next year.  Stay tuned…

With Colonial Pride,

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Mrs. Dana Barefoot

Chemistry Science Teacher

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