• Cougar Newsletter: Sept. 18, 2017

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo at 9/19/2017 7:00:00 AM

    Dear Cougar Family,

    Attached you will find the weekly newsletter. Below I have given you some links of other ways to stay informed on what is happening on the campus and to get more clarification to some of your questions. 

    If you are not already a member, I would love for you to consider becoming a member of the PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) to help us make sound decisions affecting your student and the campus as a whole. 

    Message From the CHS PTO:

    PTA meeting – Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the CHS Library. Come one come all to support the Cougars!  

    Volunteers needed:

    The PTA is in need of volunteers to help with Cougar Celebration.d Parents of students in grades 9-11 are asked to contact Lisa Rankin if interested. www.chspta.org

    Links to stay informed:

    Thank you for your commitment to our Cougar Family,

    Sheila Reed
    Principal
    John B. Connally High School

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  • Cougar Newsletter: Sept. 11, 2017

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo at 9/11/2017 7:00:00 AM

    Dear Cougar Family,

    Attached here you will find the Parent Communication and the 2017-2018 Open House agenda. Please check out the campus/district website and the Connally app for more information. Remember, the Open House will be Sept. 13 beginning at 6 p.m. with a senior meeting shortly afterwards in the library and  the first PTA meeting will be Sept. 19 at 6:30.

    Thank you,

    Sheila Reed
    Principal
    John B. Connally High School

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  • Cougar Newsletter: Sept. 4, 2017

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo at 9/5/2017

    Dear Cougar Family,

    After a great start to the year, let’s get ready for many more to come. 

    Attached you will find the Parent Communication and the 2017-2018 Bell Schedule. Please check out the campus/district website and the Connally App for more information.

    Thanks, 

    Sheila Reed
    Principal

    John B. Connally High School

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  • Cougar Newsletter: Important graduation information

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo at 5/26/2017 7:00:00 AM

    Dear Connally Family,

    It is almost that time: Graduation 2017! We are so looking forward to sharing this special moment with our students, their families and friends.

    Attached is very important information regarding the John B. Connally High School graduation. Please plan on parking being difficult at the Erwin Center that day because we are the 3rd graduation that afternoon. You should also anticipate an increase in security protocols at the Erwin Center. So, it might take longer to get into the facility. Please plan accordingly.

    Please note: The University of Texas is increasing its security protocol at all commencement exercises held on campus. This will include screening devices at all entrances to the Erwin Center. Attendees will be required to remove all metal objects, electronic devices, etc., and have purses/bags searched during the screening. Please take this into account and adjust your arrival time accordingly.

    We look forward to seeing you all at graduation June 3, 2017 at 3:30 p.m.

    Thanks,

    Sheila Reed
    Principal
    John B. Connally High School

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  • Cougar Newsletter: Week of May 22, 2017

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo at 5/22/2017

    Dear Connally Family, 

    It is hard to believe that the year is almost over and that it is time for final exams. I have attached a copy of the exam criteria and bell schedule. Please make sure that your student is aware of the expectations. 

    Thank you for all of your support this past week, when we celebrated our teachers during the service banquet, the PAC dedication, our students’ Academic Awards and Baccalaureate. Thanks to all who made the week a success. As we prepare to end the year, this was a well-deserved weekend! 

    Parents, we need your help in ensuring that the last two weeks of school run smoothly! Students will not be allowed to bring backpacks/large bags/oversized purses to school beginning Thursday, May 25, through the end of the year. Students will be cleaning out lockers and turning in books this week, so if backpacks/bags/oversized purses are brought to school, they will be kept in the attendance office until the end of the day. 

    Also we know that the weather has been nice and has gotten warmer, our district dress code is still in effect. I have attached a copy of the district expectations for dress code again so you can assist us in making sure your student meets the district expectation. We appreciate your support!

    Your support drives our success

    Attached you will find campus/district parent information and CHS accomplishments. Below I have given you some links of other ways to stay informed of what is happening on the campus and to get more clarification to some of your questions. If you are not already a member, I would love for you to consider becoming a member of the PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) to help us make sound decisions affecting your student and the campus as a whole. 

    ◦   Become a PTO member – chspta.org

    ◦   The Connally App – www.pfisd.net

    ◦   The Connally Website – www.pfisd.net

    ◦   The Parent Portal – www.pfisd.net

    ◦   The district/ campus notifications (subscribe) – www.pfisd.net

    ◦   The School Messenger – www.pfisd.net

    ◦   Volunteer for Campus Committees/Booster Clubs/Organizations.

    ◦   Come visit us (please make sure you check in the front office).

    Last but not least, ask your student about their day.

    Thanks,

    Sheila Reed
    Principal
    John B. Connally High School

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  • Cougar Newsletter: Week of May 15, 2017

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo at 5/16/2017 7:00:00 AM

    Dear Connally Family,

    The job of being a mother is sometimes unappreciated, with no pay and no days off, and it is impossible to resign the job. There is no way we can ever really thank mothers for all they do, but Mother’s Day is one of the best times of the year to say in words how much we love and care for mothers. My hope is that you were able to share your appreciation with your family and friends to celebrate a wonderful Mother’s Day with those who have inspired success, supported and provided guidance, strength and encouragement. I send my warmest wishes and greetings to all mothers.

    As the year draws to a close, it’s a great time to look back at this unforgettable year and know that I’m immensely proud of the work that our teams/departments are doing to continue to make our campus a force for good, both through our ability to provide students with a quality education in a safe environment and by making a difference on issues that touches their lives. This year marks the school’s 20th anniversary, which will allow us to celebrate years of preparing students to be ready for the world around them.

    Today, with the unlimited innovation of instructional practices and the integrated of technology in our classrooms, we will ensure that our students continue to be college ready, workplace ready and future ready.

    The achievements of our graduating seniors are a credit to our teachers who are constantly pushing and supporting them to reach beyond their limits. Year after year, Connally gets better and better because of the teachers hard work and dedication to serve all students.  

    I love working with all of you and for all of your students. As we look to the future of Connally, let us not stop thinking about the possibilities we can achieve together.

    Your support drives our success

    Attached you will find campus/district parent information and CHS accomplishments. Below I have given you some links of other ways to stay informed of what is happening on the campus and to get more clarification to some of your questions. If you are not already a member, I would love for you to consider becoming a member of the PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) to help us make sound decisions affecting your student and the campus as a whole. 

    ◦   Become a PTO member –  www.chspta.org

    ◦   The Connally App –  www.pfisd.net

    ◦   The Connally Website –  www.pfisd.net

    ◦   The Parent Portal – www.pfisd.net

    ◦   The district/ campus notifications (subscribe) – www.pfisd.net

    ◦   The School Messenger – www.pfisd.net

    ◦   Volunteer for Campus Committees/Booster Clubs/Organizations.

    ◦   Come visit us (please make sure you check in the front office).

    Last but not least, ask your student about their day.

    Thanks,

    Sheila Reed
    Principal
    John B. Connally High School

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  • Cougar Newsletter: Week of May 8, 2017

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo at 5/8/2017 6:00:00 AM

    Dear Connally Family,

    We just celebrated the wonderful time of year where we recognize our teachers! We showed them our appreciation all week for everything that they do on a daily basis because they are amazing! Not only are they an important part of our student’s lives, but they also have a huge impact on the campus’ future! We send a great big thank you to our PTA for the wonderful snacks, treats and breakfast. 

    Students will continue taking the Advanced Placement exams (May 8-12) and have been given specific instructions to arrive by 7:30 a.m. for the early morning exams. Please make sure your student arrives on time if they are taking a morning test this week, so they do not miss out on this opportunity. Due to testing and finals, we will run a (Friday) NO PAWS schedule for the remainder of the year.  

    Attached you will find campus/district parent information and CHS accomplishments. Below I have given you some links of other ways to stay informed of what is happening on the campus and to get more clarification to some of your questions. If you are not already a member, I would love for you to consider becoming a member of the PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) to help us make sound decisions affecting your student and the campus as a whole. 

    Last but not least, ask your student about their day.

    Thanks,

    Sheila Reed
    Principal
    John B. Connally High School

     

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  • Cougar Newsletter: May 1, 2017

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo at 5/2/2017

    Dear Connally Family,

    May is a very busy month with celebrations, dedications, testing – STAAR and Advanced Placement exams, finals and graduation. While it is a busy and stressful testing season, our students and staff are prepared for all the exams, which I am sure their performance will indicate.

    Our campus will be closed to all visitors and volunteers, including during lunch for parents, due to the administration of state and AP testing. We will resume our regular school schedule each day once testing is complete, so students should plan on being on campus through the end of each school day.

    Students who are taking the morning session Advanced Placement exams have been given specific instructions to arrive by 7:30 a.m. Please make sure your student arrives on time if they are taking a morning test this week, so they do not miss out on this opportunity. Due to testing and finals, we will run a (Friday) No PAWS schedule for the remainder of the year.  

    This week we will also be celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week. Special thanks to our Connally PTA for the wonderful snack, treats and breakfast for our teachers all week. The campus will be providing lunch for teachers on Thursday. 

    As we get closer to graduation, there are many dates to remember. So I have attached the timeline for the remainder of the year for the Class of 2017. All graduating seniors will ride the bus to the Frank Erwin Center. Students will need to arrive at CHS at 12:30 p.m. to board the bus. Students will be allowed to return home with their families after the ceremony. Those students requiring a return ride will be able to return back to Connally on the bus.

    As always thank you for your support of our students and campus.

    Attached you will find campus/district parent information and CHS accomplishments. Below I have given you some links of other ways to stay informed of what is happening on the campus and to get more clarification to some of your questions. If you are not already a member, I would love for you to consider becoming a member of the PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) to help us make sound decisions affecting your student and the campus as a whole.

    Sheila Reed
    Principal
    John B. Connally High School

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  • Cougar Newsletter: April 24, 2017

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo at 4/25/2017

    Dear Connally Family,

    I am extremely blessed and honored after nine years at Connally High School and 20 plus years in education, to be given the opportunity  to continue as a servant leader of an amazing faculty and staff as the new principal of John B. Connally High School. 

    The bridge between home and school is a hallmark of student success and I look forward to continuing to work with each of you to carry on the proud Connally tradition of making our school and excellent place for students to learn and grow into college ready, workplace ready, and future ready responsible global citizen who exhibit “Integrity, Loyalty and Honor”. 

    I thank you for your support and belief in me.

    Attached here you will find campus/district parent information and UIL accomplishments. 

    Below I have given you some links of other ways to stay informed of what is happening on the campus and to get more clarification to some of your questions. If you are not already a member, I would love for you to consider becoming a member of the PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) to help us make sound decisions affecting your student and the campus as a whole.

    Technology Survey:

    Please take five minutes to help your child's school make technology decisions. This is an anonymous survey regarding your technology use. It will take approximately five minutes to complete. Your answers are very important! They will help your child's school choose the right technology for their classrooms.

    There are no right or wrong answers. Everyone will have a different set of answers to these questions, depending on his/her different experiences. Thank you for your time and ideas! 

    Please open the link to begin the survey: www.BByt.es/EG2TP 

    Volunteers needed:

    The PTA is in need of volunteers to help with Cougar Celebration. Parents of students in grades 9-11 are asked to contact the PTA if interested. PTA president is Lisa Rankine. www.chspta.org

    Parent Leaders Needed for Holiday Bazaar 

    Are you a CHS parent interested in making a difference in our school? The PTA is looking for great parents to help lead and manage the CHS Holiday Bazaar, their only fundraiser of the year that provides scholarships to our senior students! If you are interested, please email connallyhspta@gmail.com.

    Scholarship Opportunity:

    Are you a senior at CHS who has a parent that is a paying member of our CHS PTA as of December 2016? If so, you may be eligible to apply for a $500 PTA Scholarship! Please go to www.chspta.org and click on “Scholarships" for more details! Please review the guidelines and if you qualify, apply before the noted deadline of April 28, 2017! Good luck!

    Stay Informed

    Sheila Reed
    Principal
    John B. Connally High School

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  • Cougar Newsletter: Week of April 17, 2017

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo at 4/17/2017

    Dear Connally Family,

    The past three months could hardly have been more challenging. But let me thank you for your commitment and spirit to the work we do here at CHS. In the past three months, the teachers have proved once again how fundamentally strong CHS is. They continue to demonstrate that they are among the very best faculty and staff. They serve a diverse student body and do so with excellence.

    Our CHS community and families continue to push us towards new learning and innovative ways to reach students and raise achievement. Our Connally community support for our staff and students at all levels is unmatched. Such positive support and feedback from our students and the CHS community shows that our work is greatly appreciated.

    Here's a big “thank you” to you all for all you do to support the campus! 

    Attached you will find campus/district parent information and UIL accomplishments. 

    If you want to know more about Connally, subscribing to the listserv is not the only way. Check out other ways to get information:

    Stay Informed

    Other ways to be informed:

    • Become a PTO member www.chspta.org
    • Volunteer for campus committees
    • Come visit us
    • Last but not least, ask your student about their day. 

    Sheila Reed
    Interim Principal
    John B. Connally High School

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