Theater Slam was a huge success. The students performed 3 different plays and had an awesome time.
Our Grammar School students had the opportunity to hear The Legend of the Candy Cane performed by our 10th grade English students.
So grateful to our Logic and Rhetoric Strings students for helping us get into the Christmas spirit.
Congratulations! Our students are advancing to state! We are very proud of our Sentinel singers for advancing to the final level of the challenging TMEA All state choir audition process, and for their diligence in earning "top chair honors" at the pre-area level.
Christina Burkhalter - 1st Chair, Soprano
Jackson Darby - 1st Chair, Bass 1
Clayton Darby - 2nd Chair, Bass 1
Cade Brumit - 3rd Chair, Bass 2
We wish you the best at state auditions in January!
Congratulations to the Voice of Democracy essay winners:
1st - Abe Rutherford
2nd - Josey Cheek
3rd - Savannah Striegler
Patriot's Pen essay winners:
1st - Tripp Scoggins
2nd - Camryn Crossland
3rd - Kinsley Marshall
It was a fun-filled day for our students and families as they participated in a day of programs, games, and a delicious Thanksgiving feast to end the day! CHCS also packed 116 Operation Christmas Child boxes and gathered 2,689 items for Hwy 80!
Congratulations to our One Act Cast and Crew for winning the TAPPS Division III State competition! We are so proud of your hard work and dedication.
Best Actor: Thomas Carroll
State All-Star Cast: Christina Burkhalter, Natalie Pitts, Ian Dunnahoo - Honorable Mention
State All-Star Crew: Campbell Laney
Congratulations to our Rhetoric Football team for winning district and advancing to the area playoffs. Our Sentinels will be playing Friday night at 7:00 p.m. here at Republic Field.
Congratulations to our Soccer team for placing 2nd in district, and our Volleyball team for placing 3rd in district.
Our 6th - 12th grade students competed in some healthy competition with a kickball and wiffle ball tournament as well as some class-building games.
Our grammar school students placed 2nd in the Fall Relays at St. Mary's. Our 3rd - 5th-grade students had the opportunity to compete against 4 other schools in the East Texas area. A big thank you to Coach Dorrough for working with them during their P.E. classes.
Congratulations to our CHCS one-act-play cast, crew, and director, Jaylen Fennell, on their recent success at the TAPPS 2021 OAP Division III, District 2 Contest held October 18 & 19, at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, TX. Competing against five private 2-A schools, CHCS was named district runner-up and will advance to the state competition on November 10 & 11. The CHCS entry, "Scenes from These Shining Lives" by Melanie Marnich, featured a cast of 11 students---Christina Burkhalter, Thomas Carroll, Natalie Pitts, Hannah Haney, Haley Bledsoe, Ian Dunnahoo, Clayton Darby, Jackson Darby, Cade Brumit, Jack Walker, and Dalton Dugger, and crew of 4 students--Campbell Laney, Ryan Horne, Addie Roberts, and Colby Withrow.
Receiving individual honors were:
Thomas Carroll - Best Actor
Christina Burkhalter - All-Star Cast
Natalie Pitts - All-Star Cast
Ian Dunnahoo - Honorable Mention All-Star Cast
Cade Brumit - Honorable Mention All-Star Cast
Campbell Laney - All-Star Crew
We are so proud of these talented thespians, and wish them the best at TAPPS State OAP!
Go Sentinel Theatre!!
Congratulations to two CHCS strings students who were recently named to the TMEA 2021 All-Region Middle School and TMEA 2021 All-Region High School Orchestras. Auditions were held on Saturday, October 9, at Kilgore Middle School in Kilgore, TX. Competing against area middle school and high school students from both public and private schools, the following students were named to the region orchestras:
Garrett White, CHCS 8th grader -- 2021 All-Region Middle School Orchestra, violin
Zane Terry, CHCS senior -- 2021 All-Region High School Orchestra, cello
Second chair honors were earned by Zane Terry. In addition to receiving their 2021 All-Region Orchestra letter-jacket patch, these students will perform with their respective orchestra in the Regions 4 & 21 All-Region Orchestra Concert on Saturday, December 4, at Tyler Legacy High School in Tyler, TX. This formal concert will feature both orchestras and is open to the public. Admission is free. We are so proud of Garrett and Zane for representing CHCS so well!
Go Sentinel Strings!!
Congratulations to fourteen CHCS logic school choir students who were recently named to the TMEA 2021 All-Region Middle School Choir. Auditions were held on Saturday, October 16, at Sulphur Springs Middle School in Sulphur Springs, Texas. Competing against approximately 275 seventh and eighth-grade students from area public and private schools, the following students were named to the Treble All-Region (girls) and Tenor-Bass All-Region (boys) Choirs:
7th grade students---Yvonne Bates, Philip Jordan, Kinsey Marshall, Kate Mitchell, Rayden Porter
8th grade students---Jed Bowers, Sawyer Brumit, Coleigh Buckland, Eliana Krug, Addy Mitchell, Margot Risner, Elle Walker, Garrett White, and Peyton Wilson.
First-chair honors were earned by Kate Mitchell (alto) and Garrett White (bass), while second-chair honors went to Margot Risner (second soprano) and Jed Bowers (bass), In addition to receiving their 2021 All-Region Choir letter-jacket patch, these fourteen CHCS students will perform in the Region 4 All-Region Choir Concert at Gladewater High School on Saturday, November 6. This formal concert will feature both the middle school and high school region choirs and is open to the public. Admission is free.
We are so proud of these students for representing our school so well! Go Sentinel Singers!!
Congratulations to five CHCS rhetoric choir students who were recently named to the TMEA 2021 All-Region High School Choir. Auditions were held on Saturday, October 9, at Sulphur Springs High School in Sulphur Springs, Texas. Competing on challenging 8-voice music against high school singers from area public and private schools, the following students were named to the Large School Mixed All-Region Choir:
Christina Burkhalter - 3rd chair, Soprano I Section
Jackson Darby - 1st chair, Bass I Section
Clayton Darby - 4th chair, Bass I Section
Cade Brumit - 2nd chair, Bass II Section
In addition to receiving their 2021 TMEA All-Region Choir letter-jacket patch, these students will perform in the Region 4 All-Region Choir Concert at Gladewater High School on Saturday, November 6. This formal concert will feature both the high school and middle school region choirs and is open to the public. Admission is free.
We are so proud of these talented students and wish them the best as they advance to the next level of competition in the TMEA Texas All-State Choir audition process on December 2.
Go Sentinel Singers!!
The Big Event was a huge success! Thank you to Greg and Mary Peeler for hosting this special event. Thank you to all of those that served on the Big Event committee. We are grateful for the generous donations from our parents and friends. The Big Event closes in the gap that is not covered by our tuition dollars and provides scholarships for families.
Our logic soccer team competed with area private schools in the CSAC Championship and won!!!
Congratulations to Thomas Carroll, Ian Dunnahoo, Dalton Dugger, Zane Terry, and Jack Walker for a wonderful season and many years of soccer memories made! Thank you for your leadership! You will be missed.
The National Honor Society hosted a Pancake Breakfast for the Rhetoric students.
Baylor University, Ouachita Baptist University, and Louisiana Tech University visited our 9-12th grade students.
Homecoming was a huge success! Thank you to Sentinel Supporters, Greg and Mary Peeler, and the 9th-grade class!
We love our grandparents! Thank you to all the grandparents and special friends that came. We enjoyed celebrating you!