2018-2019 News Archive


2nd Annual "Rule of Law" Program
 Rule of Law program
 
Students participate in second annual "Rule of Law" program

CHESTERFIELD - Last week, about 40 Colonial Heights and Chesterfield County high school students came together for the second annual Rule of Law program.

The purpose of the Rule of Law program is to expose students to the various branches of government and real laws by partnering attorneys and jurists with students for an open discussion on laws and regulations and how laws impact their lives.

After listening to a few speakers, students had the opportunity to participate in a mock trial while interacting with positive role models including several volunteer local judges and lawyers from Chesterfield, Richmond, Colonial Heights, and surrounding counties.

Following the mock trial, students enjoyed lunch and went on to interact with the judges and lawyers in small breakout sessions.

Dr. Joseph Douglas, an Instructional Specialist with Colonial Heights Public Schools and a member of the Rule of Law committee, notes those who organize the event hope that students gain a more thorough understanding and appreciation for the law, regardless of whether they intend to pursue the field of law in the future.

"The Rule of Law program gives students a more authentic understanding of the law and how it impacts their life," Douglas said.

"When asked the how the program could be improved, the students said it 'should be longer and more in depth,'" he added, noting the positive feedback received from this year's event.  

The hands-on program is run by volunteer local judges and lawyers in the Chesterfield, Richmond, Colonial Heights, and surrounding counties. Judge Vanessa Jones with the Juvenile Courts in Chesterfield County oversees the organization of the event.
The Rule of Law program committee members consist of Judge Vanessa L. Jones of Chesterfield Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court, Justice Cleo E. Powell of the Supreme Court of Virginia, Erin Barr, Esq., Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney for Chesterfield County, Lynne Bland the Instructional Specialist for History & Social Science, CCPS, Eileen M. Brown, the Director of Youth & Human Services for the city of Colonial Heights, Dr. Joe Douglas, Instructional Specialist for CHPS, Clarence Dunnaville of the Virginia State Bar Diversity Conference, Stephanie Frick, Esq., Asst. School Board Attorney for the CCPS Office of Legal Services, Brandy M. Poss, Esq.,Barnes & Diehl, and Wendell Roberts, Esq., School Board Attorney, CCPS Office of Legal Services.

The volunteers who participated in this year's Rule of Law program consisted of Powell, Barr, Judge D. Eugene Cheek of the Richmond General District Court, Leonard McCall, Esq. of McCall Law, PC, Erica Giovanni Baez, Esq. of Owen & Owens, PLC, Lisa Piper, Esq. of Piper Law, Shawn Smith, Director of Government Policy and Media Relations, CCPS, Melissa H. Hoy, Esq., the Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney for Chesterfield County, and Ericka M. Battle, Esq., for Coates & Davenport.






Flyer for Resource Fair March 2, 2019




Hall of Fame Inductions


2015 Conference 25 and Regional 3 A East Boys Varsity Baseball Team

MIke Yates and Dr Joe Cox unveil the Hall of Fame teams placard

Table decorations with sports memorabilia

2013 Conference 25 and Regional 3 A East Competition Cheerleading Champions

2003 State Swim Champion Abigail Richey

2003 State Track Champion John Bailey with Principal Ridley

State Wrestling Champions Dee Weatherly and Justin Trent

2015 Conference 25 and Regional 3 A East Boys Varsity Baseball Team


On December 14 and 17 several teams and individuals were inducted into CHHS Hall of Fame for outstanding performance in their area of sport.

2013 Conference 25 and Regional 3 A East Competition Cheerleading Champions
State Wrestling Champions-Dee Weatherly, the 112 pound weight class in 1982 and Justin Trent the 160 pound weight class in 2014.
2015 Conference 25 and Regional 3 A East Boys Varsity Baseball Team
2003 State Track Champion John Bailey
2013 & 2014 State Swim Champion Abigail Richey



A BIG THANK YOU!

Thank you to Colonial Heights alumnae Justin Carroll from Fruit Fixed and Ryan Grant from A-1 Door Company!

Thank you to Colonial Heights alumnae Justin Carroll from Fruit Fixed and Ryan Grant from A-1 Door Company!  They made very generous holiday donations to assist a CHHS family in need!  Fruit Fixed and A-1 Door Company-Colonials who are making a difference in our community and paying it forward!
 




Colonial Heights Rebranding Committee

Visit CHHS Art Students

  
 Doug Smith (city manager), Tamika Smith (Deputy Director of Finance), Bruce Hanson (Library Director) meet with Students in Fine Arts
 Doug Smith (city manager), Tamika Smith (Deputy Director of Finance), Bruce Hanson (Library Director) meet with Students in Fine Arts 
 
 The Colonial Heights Rebranding Committee joined my first block artists to hear and see their logo designs. Doug Smith (city manager), Tamika Smith (Deputy Director of Finance), Bruce Hanson (Library Director) were very pleased with the conversations our young women had with them about the traditions and evolution of Colonial Heights. The conversation between the designers and the clients are not over, but the committee was was so excited and pleased with our young women. 




 CHHS November

Athletes of the Month

 
 
Congratulations to Emma Anderson (Girls Volleyball) and
Grayson Andrews (Boys Volleyball)




 CHHS October

Athletes of the Month

 
 
Congratulations to Madison Grubb (Cheer) and Maurice Sykes Jr (Football)




CHHS One Act Plays 
CHHS One Act Plays
 
Please come out and support the Colonial Players as they travel to New Kent to participate in the VHSL Varsity Region Tournament




2018-2019 College Field Trips






2018-2019 Career Resource Fair










6th Annual Tinsel Town Bazaar, 10/17/18 at Tussing Elementary School




 CHHS September

Athletes of the Month

 
 
Congratulations to Mary Martino (Field Hockey) and Austin Hart (Football)




Heroin and Opiate Summit ACT IV Flyer




 
 
October 6th
7:30pm-11:00pm
 
Tickets
$10 in advance (cash only) | $12 at the door (cash only)
   Tickets will be sold October 3-5th during all 3 lunches for students.
 
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 guests 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 3rd. 7:10am or 2:25pm
 
Dress
    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 attire 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 button down 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, excessive cleavage, plunging neck lines, back outs, bare or visible midriffs, and inappropriate slits will not be permitted. Appropriate footwear (no tennis, skateboarding, casual shoes will be allowed) should be worn. This is a school-sponsored 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.