In the News
Classical Showcase/Open House February 2nd, 6:30 pm
On February 2nd, at 6:30 pm, Christian Heritage School will host the annual Classical Showcase/Open House event for families interested in Four Year Old Kindergarten through Fifth grade. The event will give potential families the opportunity to see learning demonstrated, meet and question current families, teachers, and adminstrators as well as sign up for an upcoming Admissions Information Meeting. For more information please call Karla Flournoy, Director of Admissions, at 903-663-4151.
Essay Contest Winners
Congratulations to the following essay contest winners!
Patriot's Pen contest
1st place: Rana Youssef (also placed 2nd place at the district level)
2nd place: Julya Socoteanu
3rd place: Allie White
Voice of Democracy contest
1st place: Cameron Foy
2nd place: Nikita Thomas, Zoie Talliaferro
3rd place: Jacob Chamberlain, Abby Sieh
BIG EVENT 2017
This year's BIG EVENT will feature Anita Renfroe! Click here for more details.
Seniors Attend Conference
On Thursday, October 20, NHS Members Lanie Garcia and Danielle Poss attended the Poverty Conference held at LeTourneau's Belcher Center which was sponsored by the Junior League of Longview. The Keynote Speaker Wes Moore, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, and author of The Other Wes Moore, spoke about the importance of the successful interconnectedness of our society--having teachers, mentors, people who believe, love, and support our youth. After his presentation, the students were directed to their own YES! Seminar (Youth Empowerment Seminar) where a panel led a discussion about relationships between authority and youth in our own community. Students from all over the Longview area discussed race relations with each other and with the panel. One thing everyone took away from this experience was the importance of building trust in our communities.
Admissions Information Meeting October 27th
The first Admissions Information Meeting for interested families for the fall of 2017 will be held on October 27th at 10:00 a.m. At the meeting you will be introduced to CHS, take a tour of the campus and receive an admissions packet. Please call the office to make reservations. 903-663-4151
Are You Ready for the FUN RUN?
Parents! Our Fun Run program is finally here! The Boosterthon team kicked off the program yesterday with an awesome Pep Rally to get our students fired up to help CHS! Please support us by asking friends and family to pledge your child for the Fun Run. (Remember, students will run 30-35 laps.) Enter all pledges at FUNRUN.COM, and your student will be rewarded the very next day. Plus, your student will receive a FREE prize just for being registered on funrun.com!
Our CHS FUNRUN program is off and running! Parents, you may be asking yourself, “What’s the best way to get a pledge?” Answer: STUDENT STAR VIDEO! Parents who send a Student Star video to friends and family raise, on average, $90 more than those who don’t. It’s the EASIEST and BEST way to ask for a pledge, plus this hilarious video will have your friends and family in stitches. Simply log in to FUNRUN.COM, click the “Create Student Star Video” button, upload a photo of your child, and off you go!
Don't miss Pride and Prejudice!
Academic Excellence in Latin
Congratulations to these outstanding Latin students:
Will Horne: 39/40, J.T. Markowitz: 38/40, Samuel Walls: 37/40 and Caitlin Everage: 37/40
Madyn Brown: 35/40, Allly Graves: 34/40, Jen Floyd: 34/40, and Rylie Lane 34/40
National Average: 32/40
Congratulations to the top AR Readers for the 2015-2016 school year! They will all be traveling to Air U March 16th for an afternoon of fun to celebrate their accomplishments.
ACSI Regional Speech Meet Results
Christian Heritage School is proud of the following students for their outstanding job at the ACSI Regional Speech Meet held March 4th at The Brook Hill School in Bullard:
2nd Grade: Catie Boyer: Bronze Medal, Poetry, Kennedy Kirl: Silver Medal, Fable, Ari Collins: Bronze Medal, Fable
3rd Grade: Jamie Russell: Gold Medal, Poetry, Marley Cook: Silver Medal, Poetry
4th Grade: Isaac Adams: Silver Medal, Bible
5th Grade: Brooke Tompkins: Bronze Medal, Poetry, Trinity Lambert: Silver Medal, Bible, Luke Farr: Bronze Medal, Bible, Makenna Kaunitz: Gold Medal, Bible Prose
6th Grade: Natalie Pitts: Gold Medal, Poetry, Thomas Howell: Silver Medal, Poetry, Nikos Anton: Gold Medal, Bible, Jack Walker: Silver Medal, Bible, Ian Dunnahoo: Gold Medal, Patriotic, Thomas Carroll: Silver Medal, Patriotic, Christina Burkhalter: Bronze Medal, Bible Prose
ACSI Creative Writing Event
Mrs. Karol Terry is pleased to announce the results of the ACSI Creative Writing Event. Congratulations to:
Reese Blair (Essay) and Macy Simpkins (Short Story): Good Ribbons
Kylie Goodson (Essay): Excellent Ribbon
Rylee Spangler (Free Verse Poetry): Superior Ribbon
Allie White (short story): Good Ribbon
Jenifer Floyd (Rhymed Poetry), Will Horne (Rhymed Poetry), and Haley Beasley (Free Verse Poetry): Superior Ribbons
Patriot Pen & Voice of Democracy
Ben Gurganus, Commander of the VFW Post 4002, recently visited our campus to award the following students for their accomplishments in the Patriot Pen and Voice of Democracy Essay contest.
1st Place: Tyler Holmes
2nd Place: Luke Land
3rd Place: Jack H. Walker
Voice of Democracy:
2nd Place: Luke Harrison
3rd Place: Lauren Muirhead
Poster Contest Winners!
Homecoming Poster Decorating Contest Winners!
PreK: Soloman Camp
K: Colt Stone and Kaidin Minor
1st: Kate Mitchell and Lily Credeur
2nd: Jocelyn Holmes and Madison Bailey
3rd: Jamie Russell and Slayde Hopson
4th: Savannah Striegler and Noah Perkins
5th: Trinity Patty and Laura Hudson
January 29, 2016. Save the date for Homecoming 2016!
Spirit week will be January 25th-29th. Be looking for announcements concerning dress up days!
Parents and alumni are invited to attend the Homecoming Pep Rally from 2:30-3:00 in the gym to cheer on the Sentinels!
The Big Event Was a Huge Success! Thank you!
Many Thanks to everyone who donated in so many ways to help us reach our goal. Whether you were a High Level Sponsor or if you and your student went "digging for gold" to bail out The Dirty Dozen, any amount donated was a blessing and added to our bottom line.
Gold Rush Sponsors: Dr. Justin Horne, DDS, P.A., The Keeter Foundation, Charles Orr, David Madden-Texas Farm Bureau Insurance, Dr. George & Carrie Walls, Thomas and Kathleen Harris
Oil Barron Sponsor: Bo Bolding
Cattle Barron Sponsors: Casey & Renee Robertson, Griff & Jenn Maulding- AdvoCare Independent Distributors, Billy & Winky Foote, Dr. Jeffrey McWilliams, Kyle & Robin Adams, William & Carolyn Brown
Iron Horse Sponsors: Waylin & Kim Ott- Ott Ranch, Danny & Karen Thompson, Dirk & Patti Coleman, Economy Auto Supply, Joyce Steele Erection, Joe B. & Courtney Joyce, Faber White, Joel & Jennifer Muirhead, Joe D. Bowers, Sherman Briscoe Wilkinson Orthodontics, Patrick & Holly Briscoe, Mike & Barbara Matthews, DeAnne McCrary, Mr. & Mrs. Steve Roberson, Tori Kirkpatrick
Pony Express Sponsors: Chris & Tiffany Owen, Tim & Dawn Vaughn, Dr. Adam Spencer, James & Wendy Markowitz, Dr. Scott Distefano DDS, Daryl Atkinson, Robert Higgins, Ken Martin Audiology, Nathan Irwin- Irwin Wealth Management, Christopher Dunnahoo, Richard Hughes- Texas Farm Bureau Ins. , J.J. Wilson-Texas Farm Bureau Ins., Tom Darling, Texas Farm Bureau Ins., Gene Darnell-Texas Farm Bureau Ins., Dr. Mark Wallis, Richard Traweek, Kirk Wallace-Patterson Chevrolet, Ray Cox-Patterson Chevrolet, Scott Stevens-Stevens Henry Law Firm, Ed Merritt, Audie Johnson, Lollipops & Lace, Chad Armstrong-Mosquito Joe, Scotter & Debbie Griffin - Geo-Vest Inc.
One Act Play
The CHS Theater Department was one of six schools to compete last Tuesday in its very first One Act Play competition with Melanie Marnich's historical drama entitled "These Shining Lives". Their director, Mrs. Amanda Nail, and the entire CHS Fine Arts Department are very proud to announce that beyond making a very lasting impact on their audience, the other competing schools and the judge, over half of our 8 member cast and a member of our crew took home awards!
"All Star Cast" awards: Bethany Trauger, Laura Sheffield and Gabrielle Stanley
"Honorable Mention All Star Cast" awards: Cara Beth Burkhalter and Luke Harrison
"All Star Crew" award: Hannah Webber, Lead Costume and Special Effects Technician
Congratulations to the cast and crew of "These Shining Lives": Cameron Williams, Lauren Muirhead, Gabrielle Stanley, Bethany Trauger, Luke Harrison, Hannah Webber, Gracie Krug, Laura Sheffield, Cara Beth Burkhalter, Brennen Moss, Landon Ashley, and Parker Montgomery
Stay tuned for dates and times available for you to see the production!
Congratulations CHS Singers!
Congratulations to eight CHS Rhetoric School Choir students on their success at the TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) 2015 All-Region High School Mixed Choir auditions held this past Saturday at Mt. Pleasant High School. Auditioning with approximately 300 area public and private high school students, the following CHS singers were selected for the TMEA 2015 All-Region High School Mixed Choir and will advance to the next level of competition in November:
- Nathan Jones: 1st Chair Tenor I
- Cole Burkhalter: 1st Chair Bass I
- Cara Beth Burkhalter: 2nd Chair Soprano II
- Laura Sheffield: 4th Chair Soprano I
- Brennen Moss: 4th Chair Tenor I
- Bethany Trauger: 8th Chair Soprano I
- Luke Harrison: 10th Chair Bass I
- Marissa Conner: 14th Chair Alto I
The next competition will be November 17th.
Welcome Grace Evangeline Bond!
Join CHS in welcoming Campus Chaplain, Daniel Bond's newest arrival Grace Evangeline Bond. Please bring your gift of diapers to celebrate this sweet family. A table will be set up in the foyer October 12th-16th.
Big Event CHS Round Up Week
October 5th- 9th will be CHS Round Up Week! Starting on October 5th, students are encouraged to "dig for gold" (cash, checks or change) to help free their favorite teacher or staff member by contributing towards their bill. Be sure to be specific (write name on an envelope or zip lock bag) which Cowboy or Cowgirl they would like to help set free. Members of the "dirty dozen" are: Doug Carr, Jim McCormick, Jacob Hartman, Art Bradshaw, Coach P, The Magnificent Seven, Stephanie Jones, Kim Parker, Angie Moss, Michelle Peterman, Cammy Burkhalter and Shanon Lockhart.
Wear What You Want Wednesday
This is a special day that students are allowed to come to school out of dress code and are allowed to wear what they want. Modesty and neatness still apply. A western theme in honor of Big Event CHS Round-Up Week will make Wednesday, October 7th, a Wednesday to remember. Cost is $3.00/student or $6.00 max/family. Proceeds will benefit Big Event.
Talents for the Master
CHS will continue the long-standing tradition of Talents for the Master, an evening program where students have the opportunity to share their talents in a God-honoring venue. Detailed information and entry forms will soon be made available. We welcome CHS families and friends to join us Thursday, October 29th, at 6:30 p.m., in the CHS cafetorium for this opportunity to enjoy the talents of our students.
Parent Prayer Meetings
Christian Heritage School will host four parent prayer meetings throughout the year. The reason for these meetings is to give thanks to God for blessing CHS throughout our history and to continuously seek His mercy, grace, and wisdom in all parts of our school program. Please join fellow CHS parents for this special time. The next prayer time will be held Thursday, October 29th, at 6 p.m.
Pastor Appreciation Day
CHS looks forward to honoring the pastors of CHS families Thursday, October 22nd. Invitations will be sent home through family mail so you can invite your pastor, associate pastor, or youth pastor. We would appreciate your help with personalizing and delivering this invitation to your pastor.
6-Man Football in the Logic School
Christian Heritage School began its very first football program this year in the Logic School. Boys in grades 6-8 were given the opportunity to be a part of the program which has gotten off to a great start. The boys played their opening game in Greenville and came home the victors. Congratulations to the team and coaches led by Coaches Joey Maples, Josh Crouch, Stoney Thomas and Griff Mauldin. The next game will be in Tyler against the Tyler Heat. Check your RenWeb app for time and location.
Admissions Information Meeting for 2016-2017
Attention Christian Heritage School families: Please spread the word about our Admissions Information Meeting that will be held on October 19th at 10:00 a.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. If there are families in our community that are thinking ahead to 2016-2017, send them our way to hear more about what CHS has to offer their family!
CHS Students Participate in Spring Hill State Bank Board
Congratulations to Bethany Trauger, MartiAnn Moreland, and Nathan Foy, who have successfully completed a year of service on the Spring Hill State Bank Student Board. Members of the Student Board had to apply and be selected to participate in the program that encourages young people to take the time and make the effort to establish a firm foundation of financial knowledge. They spent the year working diligently to study various aspects of finance led by the bank officers. Thank you for representing CHS well in our community.
5th Grade Greek Wax Museum
Click here to learn about the 5th Grade Greek Wax Museum!
TAPPS State Speech Competition
Congratulations to Rachel Webber for winning a silver medal in solo acting while representing CHS at the TAPPS State Speech Competition.
ACSI Creative Writing Contest
Sixth and seventh grade students from Mrs. Karol Terry's class recently participated for the first time in the ACSI Creative Writing Contest. The students were able to choose from the following categories: Short Story, Essay, Free Verse Poem, and Rhymed Poetry.
Short Story: Madyn Brown: Excellent, Kaitlin McCullin: Superior
Essay: Cade Caviness: Excellent, Collier Redwine: Excellent
Free Verse Poem: Marlee Madden: Good, Meredith Muirhead: Excellent
Rhymed Poetry: Makailyn Steele: Superior, Caroline Walls: Excellent
ACSI Speech Meet Results
Congratulations to the following students for earning a Bronze, Silver, or Gold ribbon at the ACSI Speech Meet on Friday, March 6th.
6th Grade: Meredith Muirhead:Gold, Allie White: Silver, Kaitlin McCullin: Gold, Kellie Hodson: Bronze, and Wesley Spangler: Bronze
5th Grade: Reese Blair: Silver, Ian Dunnahoo: Silver,
4th Grade: Brooke Tompkins: Gold, Abby Newsom: Silver, Makenna Kaunitz: Gold
3rd Grade: Christian Caviness: Bronze, Anna Rogers: Silver
2nd Grade: Emma Kate Bailey: Bronze, Slayde Hopson: Silver, Marley Cook: Silver
1st Grade: Madison Bailey: Silver
Senior, Rachel Webber, Wins 3rd Place!
We are proud to announce that senior, Rachel Webber placed 1st in the VFW's “Voice of Democracy” essay-audio contest at the post level and has placed 1st in the Area level as well. She has already won over $400 in scholarship money for her winnings and has placed in the top 10 in the state of Texas! She was honored at a special banquet last weekend in Austin in which she was announced as the 3rd place winner! Rachel won $6,500.00 in scholarship money. Congratulations Rachel!
Spelling Bee Participants
Several Christian Heritage School students have recently won their class Spelling Bee competitions at Christian Heritage and continued on to represent our school in the district Spelling Bee at Grace Community School in Tyler.
3rd Grade: Brody Moss
4th Grade: Brooke Tompkins (placed 4th overall), and Maddison Williams
5th Grade: Ian Dunnahoo and Christina Burkhalter
6th Grade: Ally Graves (placed 4th overall), and Jenifer Floyd
7th Grade: Kenny Bradshaw and Bethany Terry
We are proud to announce that senior, Rachel Webber, placed 1st in the VFW's "Voice
of Democracy" essay-audio contest at the post level and has placed 1st in the Area level as well. She has already won over $400 in scholarship money for her winnings and has placed in the top 10 in the state of Texas! She will be honored at a special banquet at the end of this month in Austin in which the winners will be announced and awarded more scholarship in the range of $2800-$10,000 depending upon their placement! If Rachel wins 1st in state, she goes to Washington D.C. on an all-expense paid trip to compete for the national prize scholarship of $30,000 in march. Congratulations Rachel!
The following CHS students also placed in the VFW local level as well as won the following cash prize amounts:
2nd place: Leo Conner $50
3rd place: Lauren Muirhead $25
Logic School students participated in the VFW's "Patriot's Pen" essay.
1st place: Katelyn Funderburk $100
3rd place: Caeden Flournoy $25
Congratulations to all of our winners!
RYLA Award Winners
Congratulations to Juniors Christopher Arce and Will Hurst for being selected as the Rotary Club Leadership Award winners. The students were selected based on leadership skills presented through an application and an interview process. They will be representing Christian Heritage School in a weekend long leadership camp for area winners in February.
Fall Relay Results Are In!
Congratulations to our fall relay participants! The 3rd & 4th Graders placed 3rd and our 5th & 6th Graders placed 2nd in the annual fall relays at St. Mary's. Those results put CHS in 3rd place overall! Way to go Sentinels!
Texas Music Educators Association Results
Logic and Rhetoric School Choir and Strings students recently participated in the All-Region Texas Music Educators Association All-Region Choir performance.
2014 High School All-Region Choir Members:
Cara Beth Burkhalter (freshman): Soprano II
Cole Burkhalter (sophomore): Bass I
Nathan Jones (freshman): Tenor I
Gracie Krug (freshman): Soprano II
Laura Sheffield (freshman): Soprano II
Rachel Webber (senior): Soprano I
Luke Harrison (sophomore): Bass I Alternate
2014 Middle School All-Region Choir Members:
Faith Carroll (8th grade): Soprano
Jacob Chamberlain (8th grade): Bass
Jilian Gates (8th grade): Soprano
Brennen Moss (8th grade): Tenor
Lauren Pitts (8th grade): Alto
Zoie Taliaferro (8th grade): Alto
Bryce Zackary (8th grade): Tenor
2014 High School All-Region Orhestra
MartiAnn Moreland (junior): Harp
Laura Sheffield (freshman): Violin
Hannah Trauger (sophomore): Violin
Pastor Appreciation Day: A Big Success!
Over 50 pastors from local churches were honored on Thursday, October 23rd with breakfast and a program from our Grammar School students and the Rhetoric School Choir. Students were able to visit with their pastors and tell them thank you for all of their service.
Varsity Boys Soccer Takes State!
Congratulations to the varsity boys soccer team! They defeated Brentwood Christian from Austin with a 6-4 win on Saturday at Waco ISD Stadium in Waco.
Grammar School Students Compete in Local Math Competition
Several Christian Heritage Grammar School students recently competed in the Trimathlon at Mathnasium in Longview. Students from many local elementary schools competed in the October 18th event. Out of the nine CHS students competing, Jack Walker placed 3rd in the 5th grade event, Brooke Tompkins placed 1st and Maddison Williams placed 2nd in the 4th grade event, Bryson Webb placed 2nd in the 3rd grade event and Jamie Russell placed 1st in the 2nd grade event. In addition to goody bags and prizes for the winners and participants, the students also raised money for CHS by competing. Congratulations to all of our students and thank you for representing Christian Heritage well!
Congratulations to seven CHS logic school choir students on their success at the TMEA 2014 All-Region Middle School Mixed Choir auditions held this past Saturday at Gunter High School. Auditioning with approximately 225 area public and private middle school students, the following CHS singers were selected for the TMEA 2014 All-Region Middle School Mixed Choir and will participate in the TMEA All-Region Clinic and Concert on Saturday, November 1, at Mt. Pleasant High School:
- Faith Carroll an Jilian Gates, Sopranos
- Zoie Taliaferro and Lauren Pitts, Altos
- Bryce Zachary and Brennen Moss, Tenors
- Jacob Chamberlain, Bass
Special congratulations to Faith Carroll (4th chair soprano), Zoie Taliaferro (5th chair alto), and Bryce Zachary (5th chair tenor) for placing within the top chairs of their respective sections.
Go Sentinel Singers!!!
CHS in the Longview News-Journal
Former student in the news!
Former student, Andrew Baas, was recently notified of his National Merit semifinalist status. The Longview News Journal recently printed the following:
I am Andrew Baas, the third Longview National Merit semifinalist, described in the news article as having "moved on to college."
The missing piece to this story is my heartfelt appreciation for the outstanding teachers and staff at my previous school, Christian Heritage School. The teachers have helped me to grow both academically and spiritually and I couldn't have performed this well on the PSAT without their support.
I would also like to express an appreciation, and I'm sure the other two semifinalist would concur, for all of the teachers in the Longview community who are dedicating their lives to investing in our generation.
Welcome to the new online home for Christian Heritage School of Longview! Look around as some of the information you are used to finding may have moved!
On Friday, September 5th our Grammar School students entertained their grandparents with songs, chants, and lots of love! CHS is thankful for grandparents and what they mean in the lives of our students!