2014-2015 News Archive

CHHS Tennis Team
Back to Back Conference 25 Tournament Champions
Back to Back Perfect Regular Season
3A East Region Runner Up
3A State Qualifier
Jonathan Hartson
Conference 25 Singles Champion
Regional Qualifier
Mike Smielecki
Conference 25 Coach of the Year
Jonathan Hartson / Yaser Qazi
Conference 25 Doubles Champions
3A East Regional Runner Ups
State Qualifiers
CHHS Baseball Team
17-0 Regular Season
21-1 Final Season Record
Conference 25 Champions
3A East Regional Qualifier
Seth Markins
First Team All Conference
Conference 25 Player of the Year
First Team 3A East Region
First Team 3A State
Noah Murdock
First Team Conference 25
Conference 25 Pitcher of the Year
First Team 3A East Region
First Team 3A State
 Reed Raikes
First Conference 25
Second 3A East Region

Josh Meyer
2nd Team Conference 25

Nick Meyer
Honorable Mention Conference 25

Jayson Maitland
 Honorable Mention Conference 25

Gerald Carsely
 Conference 25 Coach of the Year

Colonial Heights Baseball
    Enjoying Start Among Program's Best

Courtesy of NBC 12 News.
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Ronnie Moseley, Debbie Marshall, Mike Brown and John Brannan
Congratulations to our Retirees!
We appreciate all of your hard work and happy memories you leave behind.


Graduation Video


Yaser Qazi
Class of 2015 Valedictorian
Zoe McGrady
Class of 2015 Salutatorian
 Will go on to attend
The University of Virginia
Will go on to attend
Duke University

Juniors, do you want to see and save those precious moments during Ring Dance? You may now order candids by going to: http://www.candidcolor.net, select Dance Portraits, and Enter Access Code: COLRD15

"Fundraising efforts underway to send 3 theatre students and chaperone to National Thespian Festival"


  "Kayla Banks (left) and her theatre peers Jeremiah Lucas and Casey Ridpath were among the International Thespian Society state winners who will be moving on to the National Thespian Festival in June." 
  "Colonial Heights High School senior Kayla Banks imagined herself going to the Olympics one day to play softball, but all of that changed when a teacher encouraged her to audition for a school theatre production in her second year of high school..."

(Pictured left to right: Monica Becerra, Taylor Banty, Mrs. Julie McConnell, and Kendrick Pruitte)
  Several students from Mrs. McConnell’s AP Government classes made a presentation to the Colonial Heights City Council on March 10, 2015. They created a power point on limiting the use of plastic bags in the city. The students were first introduced to this topic during their City Government Day experience in December. Some of the students felt so strongly about the good that could come from limiting single-use plastic bags that they continued working on the topic during 2nd semester. The City Council members were very receptive to the students’ idea and commended them on expanding their government education beyond the 1st semester course. Congratulations on a job well done!

  The Health Advisory Board will be holding a 5K Fun Run/Walk in conjunction with the 5th Annual Cruise In' for Cancer Memorial Car Show on May 30, 2015 (rain date June 6, 2015) starting at 8:00am at CHHS. 

2nd Annual

Bargains & Blooms
Spring Craft Show & Yard Sale

Sponsored by After Prom 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015
9:00 am ~ 1:00 pm
Colonial Heights High School
3600 Conduit Road

Please return your registration forms and payment ASAP to secure your spot! Thank you for your support of After Prom 2015!




    Congratulations to Jared Morgan and Noah Murdock for being named 1st team all conference basketball players!  Another shout-out is made for Brandon Smith and Jackson Cox for their Honorable Mention placement in the all conference basketball program.  Last, but not least, well wishes to Coach John Thomas who was named the Conference 25 Basketball Coach of the Year!  Well done!!!

Congratulations to Christina Fiol for making the VA State Band!

Congratulations to Janell Armstead who placed 4th in the state competition.

  Congratulations to the following students that reached the AAA State Swimming Meet. Josh McBryde, Kyle Hammond, Hank Rosser, Jacob Marks, Cami DiSanto, Elizabeth Magnusson, Abigail Richey, Cassie McBryde, Bethany Kocik, Emyle Warro and Alexis Page.

Thank you to our PTSO organization for taking care of us once again!  Before Parent/Teacher conferences on Monday, March 2nd, we feasted with a taco bar and sweet goodies!  As always, we appreciate all they do for our school, students, and staff!

Due Date: February 6th, 2015

Many of you received new clothes for Christmas.  What will you do with your old jeans that you will no longer wear?

Please consider donating them to our school's Teens for Jeans project. Sponsored by Aeropostale, the Teens for Jeans program will give your used jeans to homeless people. Some of the over 1.5 million homeless teenagers in America will benefit from your donations. 

Please bring your old, clean jeans of any size to Mrs. Moody's, Ms. Hume's or Mrs. McBride's rooms between now and February 6.

Congratulations to our CHHS Students


Congratulations to
the following Theater
 students for making it
past the State Level
at ITS Conference,and
qualifying for Nationals
in their Individual Events:

 Kayla Banks
Solo Musical

Jeremiah Lucas
Solo Acting

 Casey Ridpath
Solo Musical


Abigail Richey

Signed with
Savannah College
 Art and Design

Elizabeth Magnusson
Signed with
Liberty University Swimming


All State Players

Blake Cox
1st team All-State
State Player of the Year

Noah Murdock
1st Team All-State

Tyler Gingrich
2nd Team All-State

Mark Lee
State Coach of the Year



 Zoe E. McGrady and Issac J. Galloway
have received recognition as an

Outstanding Participant

in the 2015 Nation Achievement Scholarship Program!

Pictured above are seniors:
Bethany Kocik, Ashleigh Rush and Brandy Williamson

Congratulations to our seniors for receiving the
 "Outstanding Editorial Trio" Award at the Gettysburg Yearbook Experience in July!

Colonial Heights High School also received recognition for the "Excellence in Theme" Award at the camp as well!

"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.


 Homecoming Dance Guidelines
October 10th
$7 in advance | $10 at the door
   Tickets will be sold during the week of October 5-9 during all the lunches for students to purchase.
Student ID's
    All current CHHS students attending the dance must have a valid CHHS ID issued by the school for admittance to the dance.
Replacement ID's cost $5.00 
Outside Guest
    All approved outside guest must have a valid government issued ID or current (issued this year) school ID. All CHHS students taking an outside guest will need to attend one of the two outside guest meeting. Wednesday October 7th. 7:00am or 2:25pm
    Attire homecoming is a semi formal affair Students need to take into consideration that they will be dancing so clothing needs to stay appropriate. if there is a question in regards to dress or air being appropriate the student needs to see an administrator as soon as possible.  

Dress Code for Males
    Males should wear dress pants or khakis at their waists, collared dress shirt, tie, belt, and dress shoes (no tennis or skateboarding shoes will be allowed). Objects like canes, wallet chains or hats are not allowed.

Dress Code for Females

    Females should wear a fingertip-length dress. Dresses with cut outs, cleavage plunging, back outs, bare or visible midriffs, and slits will not be permitted. This is a school event, so dress code applies. Remember, dresses that are so tight that they ride up when dancing are not permitted. Appropriate undergarments should be worn.  

Security will be present and students will be denied access if dress code is out of compliance. 
This is an alcohol and drug free dance.

Our CHHS Math Department participates in Multiplicity Monday!


Pictured above are seniors:
Bethany Kocik, Ashleigh Rush and Brandy Williamson

Congratulations to our seniors for receiving the
 "Outstanding Editorial Trio" Award at the Gettysburg Yearbook Experience in July!

Colonial Heights High School also received recognition for the "Excellence in Theme" Award at the camp as well!

2015 Colonial Heights High School's Graduation Ceremony

  The 2015 Colonial Heights High School Commencement Ceremony will be held at 8pm on Thursday, June 11, 2015. This is a change from previously posted information. The outdoor event is a community tradition. Our goal is to provide as many opportunities as possible to hold our traditional ceremony outdoors at our athletic stadium. If there is a threat of inclement weather the alternate times and dates will be utilized in the following order. Please mark these dates and times on your calendar:

  • Graduation: Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 8pm - CHHS Athletic Field
  • Alternate #1: Friday, June 12, 2015 - 10am - CHHS Athletic Field
  • Alternate #2: Friday, June 12, 2015 - 8pm - CHHS Athletic Field

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

For Your Information
This document summarizes all of the events and dates that will take place during the 2014-2015 School Year.