2010-2011 News Archive

Senior Cap & Gown Group Picture Information

The Colonial Heights Senior Cap and Gown picture is now online. Seniors can view and order if they wish to.

The website is:   http://ccpserver.candidcolor.net/
 

Access Code: COLSRGRP11

Yearbooks are here!

The yearbooks have arrived! Seniors, you will be given the first opportunity to pick up your books. You can begin picking up books in room 68, on the ALC hallway, Thursday (June 2nd) morning at 7:20. Books will also be handed out to seniors Thursday (June 2nd) right after school and on Friday (June 3rd) morning beginning at 7:20. NO PASSES WILL BE GIVEN TO BE LATE TO FIRST PERIOD. Plan your time wisely.

Underclass book distribution will begin on Friday (June 3rd) after the SCA picnic at 1:45 and will run until 2:45 in the cafeteria. Extra books will also be on sale then. Extra books will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis for $70. Checks can be made payable to CHHS. Cash is also accepted. Please have the exact amount if possible. We may or may not have change.

Seniors will NOT be able to purchase extra books until Friday (June 3rd) at 1:45. Only seniors that pre-ordered their books will be able to pick them up on Thursday and Friday before school at 7:20 and after school on Thursday.

DO NOT COME TO MRS. CREASEY'S ROOM DURING OR BETWEEN CLASSES OR DURING LUNCH TO ASK FOR YOUR YEARBOOK. SHE HAS NO BOOKS IN HER ROOM AND WILL NOT STOP HER CLASS TO GO GET YOU YOUR BOOK. BOOKS WILL ONLY BE DISTRITBUTED AT THE SET DISTRIBUTION TIMES.

Seniors: Thursday (June 2nd) morning at 7:20, after school Thursday, and Friday (June 3rd) morning at 7:20

Underclassmen (and any remaining seniors): Friday (June 3rd) from 1:45-2:45 in the cafeteria.

Those who still need to buy a book: Friday (June 3rd) from 1:45 to 2:45 in the cafeteria.

Band members attending the band trip will be able to pick up their books after school in room 68 next Monday, June 6, and Tuesday, June 7.

Freshman Newsletter Posted

The Spring Edition of the Freshman Newsletter has been posted on this website here.  Scroll down the Freshman Class Information Section.

Chemistry SOL Rescheduled

Due to Pearson Testing outages across multiple states, the Chemistry SOL needed to be rescheduled and dispersed over the next three testing days.  The new schedule for the Chemistry SOL is as follows: 

DATE & Session TESTING LOCATION CLASS & PERIOD TESTING

Wednesday, 18 May

1st Testing session
from 7:35am-9:35am

 T-30a

Mrs. Barefoot's 1st period class
 1st Testing session
from 7:35am-9:35am

T-15

Mrs. Henle's 2nd period class

Friday, 20 May

 1st Testing session 
from 7:35am-9:35am

T-30a

Mrs. Barefoot's 4th period class
1st Testing session 
from 7:35am-9:35am

T-15

Mrs. Barefoot's 5th period class
1st Testing session 
from 7:35am-9:35am

T-18

Mrs. Jenkin's 2nd period class
2nd Testing session
from 10:00am-12noon

T-30a

Mrs. Jenkin's 3rd period class
2nd Testing Session from 10:00am- 12noon

T-15

Mrs. Jenkin's 6th period class

SOL Testing Begins Monday, May 16, 2011

Dear Parents/ Guardians:

    This year, the Standards of Learning tests will be administered during the week of Monday, May 16, through Friday, May 20, 2011.  We will test in the same format used last spring, which is similar to our exam schedule where students are released at 12:00 noon each day.  Not only will this shorten the number of actual testing days, but it will also align our testing procedures more fittingly with the Virginia Department of Education's SOL best practice.

     We will be testing by particular subjects on specific days and we will be administering 100% of the tests on-line to help ensure the test results will be received as quickly as possible.  It is very important that students attend school every day and arrive on time.

    SOL testing will begin on Monday, May 16, 2011, with Biology testing from 7:35-9:35 a.m.  Reading will then test from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. 

   If your child does not have an SOL-tested class during these time periods, he or she will have regular instructional sessions during those two-hour blocks.  (Ex. May 16th, students will go to their 1st period class from 7:35-9:35 a.m. and report to their 2nd period class from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.)

    A small break will be given to students in between periods, but please be aware that lunch will not be served on the week of May 16-20, 2011.  Students are advised to bring a small snack and sealed drink from home to enjoy during the designated break time.  School will end at 12:00 noon each day.  The dress code, attendance, and other CHHS regulations will continue to be enforced.

    On Tuesday, May 17th, students will take their SOL tests in Earth Science from 7:35-9:35 a.m.  Students will take their Chemistry SOL test from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.  Students not taking SOL tests on Tuesday will meet with their 3rd period class from 7:35-9:35 a.m. and with their 4th period class from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.  Again, school will be dismissed at 12:00 noon.

    On Wednesday, May 18th, students will take their SOL tests in World History I from 7:35-9:35 a.m. during their first testing period.  Students taking Algebra II will test during the second testing period from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.  Students not involved with SOL testing on Wednesday will meet with their 5th period class from 7:35-9:35 a.m. and with their 6th period class from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.

    On Thursday, May 19th, students will take their SOL test in US History from 7:35-9:35 a.m. and then take their SOL test in World History II from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.  Again, students not involved with SOL testing during those two periods will meet with their 7th period class from 7:35-9:35 a.m. and their 1st period class from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.

    On Friday, May 20th, students will take their SOL tests for Algebra I from 7:35-9:35 a.m. and Geometry from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.  Students not involved in SOL testing will meet with their 2nd period class from 7:35-9:35 a.m. and with their 3rd period class from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.  Again, all students will be released at 12:00 noon.

    Click here for the SOL testing schedule that may prove more helpful to you.  Please do not hesitate to call me or Gwen Moseley, Director of Guidance, if you have any questions regarding this testing schedule.  We thank you in advance for your cooperation with this matter and for preparing your child for the upcoming tests.  As always, it is a pleasure serving you and your student.

Sincerely,

Kristin Janssen
CHHS Principal

SOL TESTING AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES

    The annual Standards of Learning (SOL) testing begins Monday, May 16, 2011, and will run through Friday, May 20, 2011.  The high school will release students each day at noon, and lunch will not be served on these early release days.

    Accommodated testing for special education students, make-ups and transfer testing will take place during the week of May 23-26, 2011.

    Also this year, during our spring SOL testing, we are requiring students to not bring their cell phones or any electronic devices into the designated testing areas.  Students may leave their electronic devices in their lockers, or if they choose, they may turn them in to the testing proctor prior to the beginning of the SOL test and have them returned at the end of the testing period.

    The Virginia Department of Education has determined that any student who has a cell phone (or any other electrical device with camera features, text messaging functions, voice-activated recording capabilities, or Internet access) on them during an SOL test could cause a testing irregularity that may cause the tests to be void, which would mean all students would have to retake an alternate form of the test. 

   The electronic devices must be turned off and placed on a table in front of the room.  Failure to comply with this request will result in the student's dismissal from the testing session immediately.  Likewise, if one of these devices goes off during the testing, the student's testing materials will be collected and the student will be dismissed from the test session.  The student's test will not be scored.

    Any disruption of the SOL testing process will result in disciplinary action from the administration.

    We look forward to another successful testing period, and we appreciate your support in encouraging your child to adhere to this mandate regarding the cell phones.

Thank you!

SAT Improvement Course Starts May 9, 2011


When:  May 9 - June 1, 2011 on Monday and Wednesday nights (no class May 30th)
Time:  6:30-9:00pm
Where:
  CHHS-Room 2
Who:
  Juniors & Seniors (CHHS students only)
Cost:
  $50   (make checks payable to CHHS and turn in to Mrs. Forbes in Guidance)

The registration deadline for this couse is May 4th.

CHHS DECA Presents the 1st Annual Cruise In' for Cancer Car Show


Colonial Heights High School DECA
Presents

1st Annual
Cruise In' for CANCER
Car Show


Saturday, June 4th 2011
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Colonial Heights High School
TECHNICAL CENTER Parking Lot
3451 Conduit Road
Colonial Heights, VA 23834

Top 20 Awards, Best of Show (any year),
People's Choice, Principal's Award,
Best on Two Wheels, Specialty Award

Free T-shirt to the first 50 registered cars

Open, judged show
Cars, trucks, motorcycles, emergency vehicles, and
specialty vehicles are welcome

All vehicles must be set up prior to 11am to be judged (no exception)

This is a RAIN OR SHINE EVENT
If the event is canceled due to inclement weather, no refunds
will be issued as we are donating proceeds from this event to
The Paredes Foundation for Breast Cancer Research

Concessions and Portable Restrooms will be available
FREE ADMISSION FOR SPECTATORS

Vendor/Club spaces available.
Standard space size 10' X 10' $25.00 before May 27th
NO ELECTRICITY will be available
If needed, vendors/clubs must provide their own source of electricity
Information/Questions-Lesly McBride 524-3405 X131

Fill out and save the registration form to your computer.
You may then email it back as an attachment to: Lesly_McBride@colonialhts.net