Cavalier

Connection

Celebrating 10 years of Commitment, Pride, Honor and Success

 

2014-2015

Volume 10,  Number  20                                                                             December 22, 2014

Cavalier Code


UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

 

Finals

December 16-19

Early Release

December 17-19 11:30 am

 

 

 

Winter Break

School Resumes

Jan 6

 

 

 

 

TWCP  cannot accept any checks without the following information on them:  Name, Driver’s License number and Date of Birth.

Please do not send your student with a check to pay for fees, parking, dues or any other payment without this information written on the check.

 

STAAR Testing Schedule

12/2-12/4, 3/30-4/3

 

EOC Testing Window

 5/4-5/8

 

TAKS Exit Retest Schedule

 10/20-10/23; 3/2-3/5;

 

AP Testing Dates

5/4-5/15

 

SAT Test Dates

10/11, 11/8, 12/6, 1/24, 3/14,

5/2, 6/6

 

ACT Test Dates

9/13, 10/25, 12/13, 2/7, 4/18, 6/13

 

PSAT

10/15 during school

Late arrival for Seniors 10:45 am

 

PTO Meetings @ 9:00 a.m.

LGI 2

9/9, 10/7, 11/4, 12/9, 1/13, 2/3, 3/10, 4/7, 5/12

 

PTO Brown Bag Lunches

@ 11:00 am  -  LGI

10/8, 11/12, 1/21

 

Pep Rally Dates

8/29, 9/5, 9/24 (Homecoming Parade), 10/10, 10/24, 11/7

Spring Pep Rally:  1/23, 4/2

 

Important Dates

8/28 –Sr. Parent Info Night   

             7pm

9/8 -  Open House 6pm

9/17- Senior Lighting Ceremony

            7pm Auditorium

9/22 -9/10/11 Grade Parent   

             Info night 7pm

12/2 -Financial Aid Night

            7 p.m.

2/9 – Upperclassman Parent

            Info Night 7pm

2/5 – Eyes Wide Open 7 p.m.

2/2 – Incoming 9th graders

            Parent Info Night  -- 7pm

2/19-“Everything Under the   

            Sun” -7pm

4/13 -2gether for 2morrow

            6:30 pm @TWHS

TBA –NHS Induction Ceremony

58 –   Sr. Meeting w/ Dr. Murrell

            8am

5/22 -PROM

5/19 -Honor Graduate   

            Breakfast

5/21 -Senior Awards

6/1-   Senior Picnic

6/1 -  Graduation 7:30 pm

            CWMP

 

Early Release Days

10/17  11:30 am

12/19  11:30 am

  6/4  11:30 am

 

School Holidays (Students)

9/1, 11/24-28, 12/22-1/5, 1/19

 2/16, 3/16-20, 4/3, 5/25

 

Online Information

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CISD Calendar
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Parent Services
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TWCP Events
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Dr. Mark A. Murrell

    Principal

Dr. Susan Caffrey

    Academy Headmaster

David Perkins

    Associate Principal of   

    Administrative Services

Dr. Susan Hersperger

    Associate Principal

    Curriculum and 

    Instruction

 

Assistant Principals

Anthony Livecchi

     A-Cha

Melanie McCarthy

    Chb-Gil

Mitch Marriott

    Gim-Lan

Danny Johnson

    Lao-Par

Tiffany Mathews

    Pas-Sm

Clint Holden

    Sn-Z

 

Counselors

Cindy Rehrig

     Lead Counselor

Debra Creel

     College and Career

Mary Edgerly

     A-Bur

Sally Bice

     Bus-Dop

Junette Mihelich 

     Doq-Hal

Tiffani Jaqua

     Ham-Lan

Vicky Woods-Hinkle

     Lao-M

Chiante Deal

     N-Rol

Leslie Cronin

    Rom-Tau

Jessica Beckham

    Tav-Z

 

 

3701 College Park Drive

The Woodlands, TX 77384

936.709.3000

 

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                                                                School Resumes January 6

                                                  

                                                                                                                                         

FROM THE PRINCIPAL

 


ATTENDANCE:

We are currently at 95.5% attendance rate for the year.  Our goal is 97% so that we are one of the top schools in our comparison group.  I need all Cavaliers to work hard to be here each and every day.  We know that attendance at school improves students’ grades.  We want everyone to perform at the highest possible level and be prepared for the future.  Please work hard to be here each day.

 

ATTENDANCE WORKS:  THE GIFT OF ATTENDANCE

·        This holiday season, the best gift you can give your child is a good education. And

the best place to get that education is in school.  Every day.  On time.

·        But every year, absences spike in the weeks before and after winter break. It’s time to break that cycle.

·        We know it’s tempting to extend your vacation by a few days on either side of the holiday.

 

SCHOOL REPORT CARD INFORMATION:

The 2013–2014 School Report Cards (SRC) are now available on the Texas Education Agency’s website at the link below. The SRCs will not be mailed to districts.

 

http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/src/2014/campus.srch.html

 

School Report Card – The purpose of the SRC is to inform parents and guardians about school performance and characteristics.

 

Traffic Updates:

Please be aware of traffic closures, for additional and updated information on IH 45 and SH 242 closures for this construction project from The Montgomery County Transportation Program, please visit www.sh242dc.com and click on Lane Closures.

Also, as a courtesy, The Woodlands Township includes many major Road/Lane Closures on its website at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov.

 PTO INFORMATION

 


Team Up with TWCP PTO:

Monthly PTO Meeting :

9:00am Tuesday, January 13, 2014 | College Park High School - LGI-2 

Please join us for our annual PTO Holiday Breakfast social. We will be joined by our School Counselors, Assistant Principals and receive the year end Principals report from Dr. Murrell.

 

College Park PTO Yankee Candle Online Shopping Fundraiser

Everyone loves Yankee Candle! Great gifts for the holidays, anniversaries, hostess gifts & birthdays. The College Park PTO will receive 40% of the profits!!

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Click Here to visit the Online Shopping Site


 Questions? Please contact Chris
Loera Cnc2012@me.com

 

Join the College Park PTO Today The 2014-15 PTO Membership is available by online registration or you may print the attached form. We will also have a membership table at our upcoming Camp Cavalier and Student orientation events.

 

10 Year Anniversary of College Park High School - This school year is a very exciting time at CP as we are celebrating the 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY of our school. As a part of our 2014-15 PTO Membership Drive, we will be running an optional $10 for the 10th Year donation drive, in addition to our $10 single / $20 Family membership fee. We hope that you will support PTO by becoming a member & donating $10 for the 10th Year of Commitment, Pride, Honor & Success at our school!

 

DONATION REQUESTS:

 

Mentors Needed for our Adopted School Armstrong Elementary

Do you have one hour to spare each week?  Do you have compassion for little children?  Do you find joy and excitement in helping others?  If you said yes to the above this message is for you!  College Park's new adopted school Armstrong Elementary is looking for mentors to assist young children with reading, math, and writing skills.  If you would like to be part of this wonderful program please e-mail Marlene Killian at mekillian@comcast.net with your name and a contact number.  The College Park school takes pride in giving back to the community.  Be part of this wonderful experience!

 

STAY CONNECTED, JOIN PTO TODAY!

College Park PTO Photo Gallery, PTO Members are the first to receive links to photo galleries!!!  www.collegeparkpto.com

 

Become an Approved Conroe ISD Volunteer:

 

The Conroe Independent School District values the contributions made by its many volunteers who diligently work to support our outstanding students, teachers, and programs. It is our goal to provide a safe environment for our students and visitors. Since 2007, we require all school volunteers to complete a volunteer application online. In completing the application, volunteers will be submitting information for the purpose of conducting a criminal history check. 

 

If you are interested in volunteering on one of our campuses, please complete the volunteer application by  clicking here 

 

We appreciate your understanding and value your time and effort as a volunteer. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Peggy Blake at 936-709-7728 or your campus for more information. Computers are also available at your student's campus if you should need internet access.

                                                

 GENERAL INFORMATION

 

      

 MILITARY SERVICE ACADEMY NIGHT:

Conroe ISD's Military Service Academy Night will be hosted by Conroe High School on Wednesday, January 14th at 6:30 pm in their auditorium.  All 10th and 11th grade students (and their parents) who are interested in attending a service academy are invited to attend this very informational meeting.  Catie Spivey, Deputy District Director for Congressman Kevin Brady will be presenting information about the procedure for obtaining a congressional nomination.  Representatives from The US Military Academy at West Point, The US Naval Academy, The US Merchant Marine Academy, The US Coast Guard Academy and The US Air Force Academy are also scheduled to attend.

 

“CP’s Got Talent”:

Calling all talent!  Calling all volunteers!

 

On Friday, February 13th, the College Park Speech and Debate Club is hosting its first school-wide talent show..."CP's Got Talent".  We hope that with the help of our College Park students and family that we can make this a yearly tradition!

 

We are looking for help in the areas of pulling off the event (stage parents, ticket sales, concessions assistance {sales, donations, etc.} and judges who would sit on our official panel).  Anyone who might be willing to offer their time in planning the event, their expertise or enthusiasm in facilitating the event night may contact Ms. Kathy Cook at kmcook@conroeisd.net.

 

A few details:

Closed auditions will be held on January 29th at 4:00 pm in the College Park's auditorium (Students should come to Room 2206 to sign up for a time slot in order to audition).  We encourage all students to audition and show off what they can do.  Auditions should be performance ready.

 

PARKING CHANGES:

RE: Amendment to The Woodlands College Park High School Student Handbook

Date: November 10, 2014

The following amendments to The Woodlands College Park High School Student Handbook are effective immediately.

1.      The following section will replace “Parking Regulations” in The Woodlands College Park High School Student Handbook:

 

    Parking Regulations

Parking at College Park High School is a privilege. Spaces are limited and will be given out using a priority selection process.

 

Priority for parking spaces will be in the following order:

1.      Seniors and Juniors that have been NEAT (Never Ever Absent or Tardy) for the entire Spring 2015 semester will receive first priority for parking. Seniors and then Juniors.

 

2.      Seniors and Juniors with 3 or fewer absences from the previous (Spring 2015) semester. Seniors and then Juniors will receive parking spaces per number of absences up to 3. 1 absence has priority over 2 absences and so on.

 

3.      Students who choose to share a parking space with another licensed junior or senior student. Senior sharers will receive priority followed by Junior sharers. If either of the sharing drivers is a Senior, they will receive the better parking spot.

 

4.       Senior singles

 

5.      Junior singles.

 

Absences not counted in semester total: Health Care Professional (HCP), Field Trip (FT), UIL events (UIL), Religious Holidays (REL), Extra-Curricular (EC), Special Event on Campus (SEV), Funeral (FRL), College Visit (CV).

 

 

A vehicle registration application will be filled out by each student wanting to receive a parking permit. All students must attend the Drivers Safety and Orientation course each year before a parking permit will be issued. Cost of the parking tag is $75.00 and must be paid before the tag can be issued.

 

Vehicles:

v Must have parking permit displayed (rearview mirror) – only one tag is issued for each space

v Only vehicles registered for that space will be allowed topark in that space.

v New vehicles must be registered before school starts at 7:20 with the Associate Principal for Administration.

v Student’s will not be given a pass to class and can be considered tardy or absent for not following this policy.

v No parking in handicap spaces without a tag from the Associate Principal for Administration.

v Student vehicles will be towed if parked in fire zones, bus ramps or visitor parking area.

v Speed limit for all parking lots is 10 mph.

v While in the parking lot all occupants of vehicles shall be seated and wear safety belts (cannot ride in beds of pickups or on tops of vehicles)

v If a student parks on campus during school hours while on parking suspension his/her vehicle will be towed.

 

Suspension of Parking (10 school days)

v Any moving violation.

v Any parking violation.

v Unregistered vehicle.

v Unauthorized use of personal vehicle during school hours.

v Ten total tardies including “free tardies”. Tardies are tallied cumulatively from the beginning of the year.

v Truancy

v DAEP assignment – to begin when student returns to TWCP campus.

v Registered in more than one parking space.

 

Permanent loss of Parking

v Attempt to remove or damage a boot on vehicle.

v 20 tardies including “free tardies”. Tardies are tallied cumulatively from the beginning of the year.

v Second DAEP assignment.

v Second Truancy.

v Hangtag borrowed, traded, stolen, sold, lost or given away will result in all parties involved losing parking.

v Parking while serving a parking suspension.

v Any combination or repeated offenses for temporary suspensions will result in permanent loss of parking.

 

Special Parking Circumstances

v A temporary parking space will be issued in case of a doctor’s appointment, temporary handicap or other situations beyond the control of the student, if 24 hours’ notice is given.

v A temporary space will not be given for a student who has missed the bus, missed their ride with a partner etc.

v No students are to park in visitors parking for any reason

v If a student registers for a parking space after the school year has begun and has one truancy on record he/she may be issued a parking space but it will be revoked for any one violation after the effective date of issuance.

 

Parking at The Woodlands College Park High School is a privilege and not a right. Conroe I.S.D. provides bus transportation. Therefore, we are not obligated to furnish parking for students. Parking privileges are only for registered students at their respective campuses. A parking fee is charged at TWCPHS. If parking is permanently suspended during the school year no money will be refunded at any time. Any vehicle booted will receive a $10.00 fine plus suspension. Additional parking suspensions/sanctions may be assigned at the discretion of the grade level principals.

 

PEER TUTORING:

Peer Tutoring will be available every Tuesday-Thursdays beginning October 21, 2014.  All subjects will be tutored, the hours are 2:45pm-4:30 pm in room 1608.

 

 

 

LITERARY MAGAZINE:

Students if you are interested in being part of the Literary Magazine, please contact Ms. Houk in room 2301.

 

FREE TUTORING:

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm in the School Library.  Offered by the National English Honors Society.

TWCP- DRIVER EDUCATION CLASSES:

Online registration is now available on-line for the Fall 2014 “Driver Education Classes” being held at the TWCPHS campus. The class times are held after school on campus. To register go to www.esc6.net and click on the driver-ed icon located in the right upper corner of the Educational Service Center Region VI. website. Next scroll down and select the course that best fits your son or daughters schedule and click on register and it will give you times and locations. The courses listed at this time on-line are (#175311 and #175313).  For additional information you can contact (936)435-8325 or (936)435-8320 and I will also be on campus for the freshman orientation on 8-12-14.

STUDENT PLANNERS:

To help all students stay organized throughout the school year, College Park Cheerleaders will be selling student planners.  Students will have an opportunity to buy planners during school hours through the student store.

 

YEARBOOK:

Yearbooks on sale now

Plain books $65

Nameplates: $5

Icons: $5 each

For checks or cash: room 3112 or front office

For charge: www. balfour.com or the school store

Checks are payable to TWCP yearbook. Please include your driver's license number and birth date. We cannot cash checks with these items.

 

Senior ads:

Buy now before space fills up. Create a lasting memory for your special student. Yearbooks are the only thing last forever!

Contact: dbrawner@conroeisd.net

 

Newspaper ads

Do you have a business that caters to students?

Buy an ad in the school newspaper that is distributed free

to all students and faculty.

Contact: dbrawner@conroeisd.net

 

READ FOR A BETTER LIFE:

Lib Cav

 

 

          FREE Academic Databases for your students…

·        Authoritative, balanced, trustworthy… and available 24/7 via Internet

·        Full-text magazines, journals, primary sources, images, videos, maps, charts, tables…

·        Thomson-Gale reference eBooks (GVRL) available via Internet or free mobile app.

·        College-bound students are expected to know how to use academic databases

·        Includes citation information (MLA & APA) for each item

College Park Databases brochure gives summaries, user IDs & passwords for our academic databases.  See Library or Library website for more information

 

SENIOR INFORMATION

 

 

SENIOR DUES: 

Senior Dues are $120. Senior class dues are for all the activities throughout the school year;  these can be paid online or in the school finance office.   Please see Mr. Livecchi, or Mr. Marriott for more information, or if you are having difficulty paying senior dues.  

 

Senior Dues Cover:

Senior Lighting Program                 

Senior T-Shirt (Spring)                    

Prom                                                     

Senior Picnic                                      

 

Senior Dues do NOT Cover:

Cap, Gown or Graduation Announcements                          Prom Date Ticket

Homecoming Ticket                                                                    Panoramic Picture

Prom Pictures

 

Please note:

*Senior Dues are optional.  Seniors do not have to pay any dues to graduate.

*Seniors who graduate early may still pay dues and participate in all activities.  An early graduate cannot go as a date to prom.    

  They are considered seniors and must pay dues.

*Any senior attending prom MUST pay dues.

 

  

TWCP FINE ARTS

 


TWCP THEATER:

 

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Rodger and Hammerstein's

“Cinderella”

 

January 22, 23 and 24 at 7:00pm and

January 24 at 2:00pm

 

Tickets are $12.00

For tickets and information please contact Valerie Labonksi at

936-709-3135 or vlabonski@conroeisd.net

 

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Join Cinderella for a Magical Tea Party

Saturday, January 24 at 12:30

 

Tickets are $10.00 a person

 

Enjoy cupcakes, ice tea and lemonade while visiting with Cinderella, Prince Christopher

and many other characters from the cast of College Park’s Cinderella.

 

For tickets or more information, please contact Valerie Labonski at

936-709-3135 or vlabonski@conroeisd.net

 

Groups are welcome

 

The Tea Party will be held in the

College Park Commons at 3701 College Park Dr.,

The Woodlands, TX 77384

 

 

TWCP CHOIR:

Have you updated your information in CHARMS. By now, you should have received information sent home with your student. This year, you will have more access to information about your child’s activities and fees. Go to: www.charmsoffice.com and check out the new features.

 

TWCP ORCHESTRA NEWS:

Our homepage for orchestra is http://twcp.conroeisd.net/Teachers/pkempter/.  There are links to important items such as private lessons, All- Region and All-State auditions, educational links and Boosters.  Also, please visit (and Like) us on Facebook at Cavalier Orchestra!  We are still using a data management program called CHARMS. ALL parents and students need to maintain current contact information.  There is a link on our homepage to www.charmsoffice.com.   User name is CollegeParkHSOrch.  Password is your student ID number.

                         

                                                                                    

TWCP ATHLETICS

 

 

                                         

   TWCP WRESTLING:

Please come out and support TWCP Wrestlers!  Please see the November/December schedule below. 

 

              Dec. 15     @TWCP - JV - 5pm

              Dec. 20     @Cy- Creek HS - V/G - 8:30 am

              Dec. 20     @Bryan HS - JV - 8:30 am

 

  TWCP POWERLIFITNG:

Support College Park Powerlifting!

Join Us:

Eat at Willie’s

The second Monday of each month 15% will be given back

Just mention you’re here in support of the CP Powerlifting team

Lasts from 4 pm till close

Location: Willie’s @16846 I-45 South

Conroe, TX 77384

January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13 and May 11

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

 


  CAVALIER EXPRESS:

  TWCP’s very own School Store, The Cavalier Express can now be followed on Instagram and Twitter

  @TheCavExpress.  Be sure and check often for their current special and sales.

 

Cavalier Express is getting new merchandise each week. Stop by to see our iPhone 5 Phone cases, portable chargers, spirit jerseys, stadium seats, and more!

 

P.R.I.D.E (Publicly Recognizing Individuals Doing Excellence

 

 


     Congratulations!  The following CP students were selected as part of the 8 finalists in the Sci-Tech Poster contest.  A winner will be     

     announced soon.

 

           Andres Colina, Molly Harras, Davin Gallagher, Victoria Youngblood, Priya Srivastava, Hayden Hall

 

 

                                                                   

 

                                                     

                                                                                                                                         

Honor (Announcing the great things going on at “The Park”)

 

 


 Comments coming from our students and teachers:

 

From Student about Teacher:  “Mr. Blankenship, encouraging all students and maintaining positivity”.

 

  CPHS Talking Points (Commitment, Pride, Honor, Success)

 

 


Cavalier Challenge:

Your future depends on you; don’t stifle it by neglecting your attitude. Your challenge is to start developing a grateful heart today by keeping a gratitude journal.

 

A Gratitude Journal: For the next couple weeks write down at least three things you are thankful for every day. Take time to really ponder and be internally grateful. Be aware of those positive feelings of appreciation.

 

 TWCP CLUB INFORMATION

 

 

HOSA CLUB:

The online component of area HOSA competition occurred this week and the following students advanced to area VI HOSA competition in February:

 

Kathryn Hodges in Veterinary Science

Sam Olivera, Ashley Bowman, Ali Rafique, Sean Henry in Biomedical Debate

Javier Pellacani, Laura Pellacani, Nakleh Mseeh in HOSA Bowl

Vaidehi Deshpande in Medical Spelling.

 

FISHING CLUB:

On Dec 6th college park fishing club entered the biggest high school fishing tournament ever recorded with 370 boats on Sam Rayburn reservoir in the SETX league.

We had 4 boats entered and we placed 2 of our teams in the top 10.

Drew Fazzino and tony Fazzino placed 6th overall, Braxton Benoit and Michael Mahony placed 9th overall.

Way to go CP!

 

Next team tournament is on February 7th.

Our new advisor is Mr.Ken Cole and he will set aside Thursday's at 2:35pm in room 2310A to meet with the club members.
                                     

¡BAILAMOS!

On Monday we will be starting up a new club here at CPHS.  It is the ¡Bailamos! dance club.  It will meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.  LGI fishbowl, at 2:45 pm.  Please encourage all students to come and become a member, especially those freshmen that haven't become involved in any extracurricular activity.  This club is a cross-cultural group where students will be learning to dance everything from the Texas 2 step to the Salsa, to Flamenco, to Tango, etc.

 

    WRITERS CLUB:

Writers Club meets on Mondays @ 2:45-3:45, in room 1610.   Students can share their own writing including fiction, nonfiction or poetry. Students will be able to get ideas and constructive feedback from fellow writers, contests and meet other aspiring writers.   Sponsors are Mr. Haygood and Mrs. Miller

    

   DECA:

   DECA meeting in room 1214 every other Tuesday. DECA is preparing emerging leaders and entrepreneurs to be college and career

    ready.  Come join us!

Sign up for Reminders text @CPDECA to 424-789-7758

 

    FCA: (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)

   Meets Friday mornings at 6:35 am in the Team Meeting room

 

DIGITAL ART CLUB:

    Will be meeting on MONDAY.  If you are interested please go to 1411 at 2:45 -3:45

 

TAFE:

Texas Association of Future Educators (T.A.F.E.) will meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month in room 1409 at 6:50 am.

 

    STUCO:  (Student Council) 

Every other Monday at 6pm in the commons.

 

   SPEECH AND DEBATE CLUB:

College Park Speech and Debate students competed at Kingwood last weekend with successes in Humerous interpretation, prose, poetry and Lincoln Douglas debate.

 

 ART CLUB:

 Art Club will begin meeting on Tuesdays, in room 1414.  All students that are interested in creating art are invited, no    

 experience necessary.  We will meet from 2:45 to 3:45.  Bring a friend.

 

 STORM:

 STORM is a Christian student organization that meets Friday afternoons at 2:45 in room 1105.

 

 

Just a reminder all information is also on our website:  http://twcp.conroeisd.net

You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter

 

The Conroe Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding these non-discrimination policies:

Title IX Coordinator, 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936)-709-7700 and the Section 504/ADA Coordinator,