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2011-2012 News Archive
Do you have a cell phone you no longer use?
Does it just sit in a drawer and collect dust?
Don't trash it, RECYCLE it!
SkillsUSA-ICT is conducting a cell phone drive until May 19. We are collecting old phones to encourage recycling and get them out of landfills.
We need the phones only - no accessories.
If you have phones you'd like to contribute, please put them in the labeled box in the main office.
We appreciate your support!
A special thank you to goes out to the CHHS Ambassadors for helping to raise money for Stop Hunger Now, and to the Skills USA - ICT and the Key Clubs for their generous donations for Stop Hunger Now. There were also several businesses and organizations that made donations. We raised over $2,500 in less than 2 weeks!
Congratulations to SkillsUSA-ICT students, Rachel Reese and Lindsey Spence, who competed on March 10, 2012 in Districts at the Chesterfield Technical Center and won the following awards:
Rachel Reese - 1st Place Gold Medal in Customer Service
Lindsey Spence - 1st Place Gold Medal in Club Scrapbook
Rachel and Lindsey will go on to state competitions in Hampton, VA on April 20-21, 2012.
We would also like to congratulate Deanthony Babers, who is running for state office.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this
Christmas Poinsettia Sale
Sponsored by CHHS After Prom 2012
Florist Quality Premium 6 1/2 inch pots, foil wrapped red Poinsettia
Cost is $10.00 each
Please return this order form to the CHHS Main office by Tuesday, November 22nd with your payment.
||Make checks payable to CHHS After-Prom Committee
Orders may be picked up Thursday, December 1 at the CHHS Senior Side of the Cafeteria from 3:30 - 7pm
Due to the weather, the students have yet to perform a show in uniform for an audience. This will be a fantastic performance opportunity for the kids, and chance for you to see the debut performance of this OUTSTANDING show (it's a racing show!). Don't be late, and bring all your friends and family!
Colonial Heights High School is a fully-accredited school that has prided itself in its rich tradition of educational excellence since 1957. Student enrollment numbers are under 1000, so we are a relatively small school where pupils get the personalization they need.
The high school offers a wide range of course work from a highly qualified and caring staff. This year, online opportunities will be made available to our students. We are also implementing a block schedule. Not only will this allow struggling learners to obtain the remediation they need to graduate on time, but it will also provide more learning opportunities for the advanced student. The goal of block scheduling is to allow our children to become more competitive, regardless of the post-secondary path they follow.
Besides a well-established Career and Technical Education program, the high school also has a ninth grade transition program that has been emulated by other school divisions. Our ninth grade orientation program for parents and students causes a flurry of emotion from all participants. It is the proper kick- off to the welcoming and exciting school year that awaits.
For such a small school, we offer an expansive list of sports and extra-curricular and co-curricular activities. Many of these programs would not be in fruition had it not been for the dedication of our coaches, volunteers, parents, School Board, City Council, and community. The latest two additions to our school are the CHHS swim team and German Club. I would encourage all students to become involved in their high school by participating in any of our school activities. Whether it is our award-winning Band program or our Japanese Animation Club, there truly is a niche for everyone.
The Marching Colonials began their marching season in August. Band and Color Guard members attended Band Camp 2011 in August. Band Camp was interrupted by an earthquake that shook the area. Several practices were washed out by Hurricane Irene in September. For two weeks band members worked in small groups to learn a new musical and marching performance entitled "Turbocharged." The racing themed performance includes the repertoire: Turbo Charged by Daniel Valadie with Fast Car by Tracy Chapman. The performance is fast paced and includes four flag changes, energetic marching maneuvers and difficult formations to communicate the theme, "Turbocharged."
During the past three months, the color guard and band traveled to Chesapeake, Henrico, Powhatan, and James Madison University to compete in marching band competitions. The band also attended football games to add spirit to these events and performed during half time.
Drum Major, Alex Rivero, led the Marching Colonials during the 2011 marching band season. On October 22 the band traveled to James Madison University to participate in the annual Parade of Champions competition. They won first place trophies for their outstanding performance. On October 29th, the band performed for their VBODA Marching Band assessment held at Massaponax High School High School. They earned superior ratings for Music Performance, Visual Performance, and General Effect. This assessment is the first step in achieving recognition as a Commonwealth of Virginia Honor Band.
On the evening of October 29th they competed at Powhatan High School. The Marching Colonials were awarded first place trophies for percussion, color guard, drum major, music and general effect. They won the Grand Champion honor with the highest score earned by any band during the day long competition.
Article and photos provided by: Debbie Walwer
On Friday, May 18, Mrs. Julie McConnell took her Government students to Washington, D.C. to tour the Capitol building and view the House of Representatives in action.
Congratulations to SkillsUSA-ICT students who competed at states and won the following awards:
Lindsey Spence - silver medal - Club Scrapbook
Rachel Reese - 9th place- Customer Service
Deanthony Babers - elected Region 3 Vice President for the state of VA
Congratulations to the following DECA students, who competed this weekend (March 10-11, 2012) in Norfolk at the State Competition:
Top Eight - Role Play
Gabby Kiser & Jonathan Colb
Caitlin Ashby & Lauren Jackson
Plaques were also awarded to the following students for placing 1st in both Virtual Business Challenges:
First Place - Virtual Business Challenges
Dustin Lowery & David Lamm
Blake Gwaltney & Marissa Ki
CHHS DECA was also recognized and awarded a plaque for being a Platinum Chapter.
Special recognition goes out to the teams of Jonathan Colb & Gabby Kiser and Caitlin Ashby & Lauren Jackson, who finished 2nd and 8th overall in the state of Virginia, and qualified for the national competition in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Therapy dogs from Clever Canines Therapy & Obedience Club came to visit the children in the Mother's Day Out program on Friday, November 11th. The dogs are all registered with Therapy Dogs Incorporated and regularly visit nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers as well as attend a reading program for children at the Hopewell and Prince George libraries. The Mother's Day Out students learned about safety around dogs and got to visit with each of the four therapy dogs present.
Article by: Julie Bowles