Volume 9, Number 29 March 10, 2014
Cavalier Calendar Highlights
March 18, 2014
9am- LGI 2
PTO Parents Night Out
March 29, 2014
Mama J’s BBQ
College Board School Code
Family Connection website
Progress Report Dates
1st 9-weeks: 9/18, 10/9
2nd 9-weeks: 11/13, 12/11
3rd 9-weeks: 2/5, 2/26
4th 9-weeks: 4/16, 5/7
Report Card Dates
1st 9-weeks: 10/25 PAC/student
2nd 9-weeks: 1/10 PAC/student
3rd 9-weeks: 3/28 PAC/student
4th 9-weeks: 6/12 (Mailed)
Math – TBA
Science – TBA
Fall Exams: 12/17-12/20
Spring Exams: 6/3-6/6
Seniors Spring: 5/27-5/30
Senior Parent Info: 9/5
Senior Lighting: 9/12
Mandatory Senior Mtg w/Dr. Murrell: 5/9
Honor Graduate Breakfast: 5/20
Senior Awards Night: 5/22
Senior Picnic: 6/3
Senior Send-off: 6/3
TAKS Testing Schedule
STAAR Testing Schedule
EOC Testing Window
TAKS Exit Retest Schedule
AP Testing Dates
SAT Test Dates
10/5, 11/2, 12/7, 1/24, 3/8, 5/3, 6/7
ACT Test Dates
9/21, 10/26, 12/14, 2/8, 4/12, 6/14
10/16 during school
Late arrival for Seniors 10:45 am
PTO Meetings @ 9:00 a.m.
9/10, 10/8, 11/5, 1/14, 2/4, 3/18, 4/8
PTO Brown Bag Lunches
@ 11:00 am - LGI
10/17, 11/14, 1/23
5/1 “Let’s Have a Party” 7pm
Pep Rally Dates
9/6, 9/13, 10/9(Homecoming Parade), 10/25, 11/1
Spring Pep Rally: 3/7
9/5 – Sr. Parent Info Night 7pm
9/9 - Open House 6pm
9/12- Senior Lighting Ceremony
9/26 -9/10/11 Grade Parent
Info night 7pm
12/9 -Financial Aid Night
2/3 – Upperclassman Parent
Info Night 7pm
2/6 – Eyes Wide Open 7 p.m.
2/10 –Incoming 9th graders
Parent Info Night -- 7pm
2/20-“Everything Under the
4/14 – 2gether for 2morrow
7pm (College Prep Information)
4/21 –NHS Induction Ceremony
5/9 – Sr. Meeting w/ Dr. Murrell
5/20 -Honor Graduate
5/22 -Senior Awards
6/3- Senior Picnic
6/3 - Graduation
Early Release Days
10/18 11:30 am
12/20 11:30 am
6/6 11:30 am
School Holidays (Students)
9/2, 11/25-29, 12/223-1/6, 1/20
3/10-14, 4/18, 5/26
Dr. Mark A. Murrell
Dr. Susan Caffrey
Associate Principal of
Dr. Susan Hersperger
College and Career
3701 College Park Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77384
March 10-14, 2014 Milstead Auto Distracted Driving Video Winners
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Students will be expected to complete payment for AP exams by Tuesday, March 25th. This can be done in person in the Counseling Center or on the Webstore.
School Report Card:
The 2012-13 School Report Cards (SRC) are now available from the Texas Education Agency's website at:
To access and print the reports, go to the address shown above and follow the directions.
Each school is required by statute to disseminate these report cards to the "parent, guardian, conservator, or other person having lawful control of each student at the campus
UPDATED SCHOOL CALENDAR:
Because of the inclement weather this last week, the school calendar has been adjusted as follows:
February 17 will now be a regular school day
June 6 will now be the last day of school
Final Exams for Seniors will be May 27-30
Final Exams will take place June 3-6 for all underclassman
Graduation will still be June 3, 2014.
Team Up with TWCP PTO:
Staff Appreciation Luncheon:
Hi College Park Parents. It's rodeo time in Texas and that means Texas BBQ! It is time to show our wonderful College Park staff how much we appreciate them by hosting a staff appreciation luncheon on March 21st. Below is the link where you can sign up to volunteer or donate desserts and/or drinks. We will cater the BBQ and sides. Thank you in advance for all you do.
PTO Meeting: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 9am LGI 2
Senior Send Off ( Formerly Known as Operation Graduation):
Insperity Golf Tournament Volunteers needed for
We are looking for some awesome Cavalier parents and alumni who are willing to help support Senior Send Off. What is Senior Send Off you ask? It is an all-night lock-in held at Main Event to give our Seniors something safe and fun to do after graduation.
The Senior Send Off Committee has agreed to provide volunteers to work two of the concessions stands at the Insperity Golf Championship being held at The Woodlands Country Club April 30 – May 4. You do not have to be a Senior parent to volunteer, just a parent who believes in keeping our seniors safe in an alcohol and drug-free environment.
Please click the link in the box below to select from the open spots for a shift or shifts of your choosing. You can also forward this email to your friends to sign-up and work together.
Please consider supporting the Class of 2014 by working at least one shift.
TWCP SENIOR SEND-OFF COMMITTEE
CLASS OF 2014
Patti Miller (email@example.com)
Gwen Lau (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lavette Bell (LavetteBell@gmail.com)
Donation letters will be available on the PTO Website for you to print off and distribute.
College Park PTO's Annual
"PARENTS NIGHT OUT"
Join us for fun, food, entertainment and great silent auction!
Saturday March 29th, 2014 | 6:00pm to 10:00pm
MAMA J's BBQ & Grill
26710 Interstate 45 | Woodlands, Tx. 77386
Come enjoy BBQ buffet, dancing to live entertainment, ride the bull and enjoy with friends all while benefiting College Park students and teachers! Bid on fabulous silent auction items and/or teacher wish list.
Let's make this year a night to remember!
Tickets are $25.00 each or reserve tables of 8 for $350.00
Payment available by check, cash or online
Simply print attached ticket order form and drop in box in front office along with payment
For ticket information please contact: Lori Brundrett at email@example.com
For silent auction donation contact: Magaly Malambri at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your College Park High School PTO needs your help!
The day of our fundraiser is drawing near.
The PTO is in need of the following items:
A vacation property-Jewelry-Sports equipment-Fun electronics-Professional sports teams tickets-Fine dining gift cards-Luxury/ sport car outing-Or perhaps a cash donation and we could do the shopping for you.
You get the idea!!! We are working hard to get some fabulous silent auction items for our fundraiser, which will be a fun night of great food, friends, music, dancing and our mechanical bull-riding contest with a $100.00 grand prize
Mama J’s Grill is the place, on March 29th. For tickets and information please see the PTO website http://www.collegeparkpto.com
For donations or questions, please contact:
Magaly Malambri: email@example.com, 281-788-5509, or
Lori Brundrett: firstname.lastname@example.org, 832-577-8689
YOUR PTO THANKS YOU FOR YOUR DONATIONS
We are raising funds for special programs and materials that the PTO provides to our teachers, students & school. Our group earns 40% of every dollar you spend & your order is shipped directly to you. This is an ongoing fundraiser for our school online.
Use GROUP # 990057606
Shop online... https://www.yankeecandlefundraising.com/ycfroot/home.htm
PTO provides to our teachers, students & school.
College Park Women's Jewelry:
College Park High School women's fine jewelry official College Park jewelry collection in sterling silver includes charms and rings. Parents, Grandparents, Alumni, Students and Cavalier fans can show their College Park pride with this classic women's jewelry.
These College Park jewelry charms and rings are the highest quality available. Made from solid sterling silver these College Park Cavalier jewelry charms and pendants are the highest quality available. Up to date modern styling make these charms extremely popular with today’s fans. The versatile size of these charms allows you to wear them on a traditional charm bracelet or on a chain as a pendant. You can even add ear wires for earrings or bracelet converters and wear them on Beaded Charm style bracelets. A great addition to any jewelry line.
Please return charm order form and check to TWCP School Store. (Lunches only: 10:53 am – 12:49pm)
If you have questions, please email email@example.com
Join College Park 2013-14 PTO Today: http://www.collegeparkpto.com/#
SAVE THE DATE!
On Monday, April 14th, the College Park Counseling Staff, in conjunction with The Woodlands High School Counseling Department, is excited to co-host Together for Tomorrow. This event begins at 6:30pm in the College Park High School Auditorium. We want to encourage all College Park juniors and their parents to attend this informative night. College representatives will be addressing the issues of importance in college admissions.
The evening will begin with grade specific workshops: “College 101” for juniors and “A Perfect 10” for sophomores. These workshops will address information regarding the college admission process at both high schools. Specific information for juniors regarding applications, letters of recommendation, and scholarship applications will be provided. Everything one needs to know about the all-important junior year will be the focus of the sophomore session.
At the conclusion of the grade-specific workshops, there will be breakout sessions for all parents and students featuring college admissions personnel.
Continue to watch the newsletter and emails from Family Connection for announcements concerning this very important evening!
TAMU Architecture Camp:
Students interested in participating in an architecture camp at Texas A&M University can visit: www.camparch.tamu.edu
Applications are due April 1st. Applications can be found on the website, at the link to the left marked applications. If you have questions contact Ann Broussard at firstname.lastname@example.org There is a cost ($750) associated with the program, but scholarships are available. The program is open to anyone who has completed (or will complete) the 9th grade through college freshmen. Please remember that this email is to serve as information, not an endorsement of the program.
TWCP- DRIVER EDUCATION CLASSES:
Now available on-line at www.esc6.net information and registration for the next session, starting on May 5, 2014. All that you have to do is log on to website click on the driver-ed icon and locate session click on for more information and follow the steps to register for course. Class space is limited and will fill quickly because of summer break.
Just a reminder if your student attends College Park on a transfer of any kind, we are required each year to renew these transfers.
The Inter district transfers those who attend but do not live in the Conroe ISD district have a deadline of March 17, intra district transfer, those who live in the Conroe ISD but not zoned for College Park have a deadline of May 15.
Please help us to have all the transfers completed and submitted to Central Office before the deadline.
or out of district (INTER DISTRICT FORM) http://www.conroeisd.net/pdf/legal/interdistrict_transfer.pdf
For additional information please contact the registrar, Melissa Taylor by email email@example.com or 936.709.3015
MOCK INTERVIEW DAY:
College Park Parents:
The speech department is hosting our College Park Interview day on Wednesday, April 16. We request your help in volunteering to come and conduct ‘mock’ job interviews with our students on this day during regular school hours. If you would be able to come for only a shorter period of time within the school day, we would appreciate your time all the same.
The value of this unit would not be possible without the continued help of College Park friends and parents to make interviewing day possible. Please consider donating your time on the April 16, 2014, to conduct interviews with our students.
If you can help, please contact Kathy Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every little bit helps!
Senior Dues are $110. Senior class dues are for all the activities throughout the year; dues will increase to $120 after Spring Break . Please see Mr. Holden or Mr. Livecchi for more information, or if you are having difficulty paying senior dues.
Senior Dues Cover:
Senior Lighting Program
Senior T-Shirt (Spring)
Senior Dues do NOT Cover:
Cap, Gown or Graduation Announcements Prom Date Ticket
Homecoming Ticket Panoramic Picture
*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.
The 2013-2014 yearbook, we are trying to hold the price at $65, but we need your continued support. Checks are payable to TWCP yearbook or bring cash.
For charge sales, go to www. balfour.com, then click on “How to Order”, scroll down to “yearbook” and find, ordering prompt.
Advertising space is also filling. Contact email@example.com for information. Make the extra special for your child.
Any parent wishing to submit pictures for consideration in the yearbook may email them to above email address. We accept only large jpegs or pictures at 300dpi. Please include a brief explanation with students identified in the photo.
Purchase a lasting memory for your senior. The yearbook is forever. Through the years, pictures, sports programs, and all the other memorabilia of high school will be lost or discarded, but the yearbook is always there waiting like a silent friend to take your senior back the their “glory days”.
Create a lasting tribute for your senior. Buy a senior ad. Contact information:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call after school starts: 936.709.3245
Space is always limited. Buy early to reserve a precious memory.
TWCP FINE ARTS
CAVALIER CHOIR CHARMS INFO:
Please take a minute to help us communicate more effectively with you by updating your information in Charms.
To do this:
Thanks for helping us be able to stay in touch to keep our students informed and successful.
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.
Co-Ed Grass Volleyball Tournament
Benefiting Lady Cavalier Volleyball Program
May 10, 2014 at 9:00 am
College Park High School
Team: 4-6 Players (2 male/2 female)
Teams are limited to but not required to have more than 2 College Park Volleyball Players
$25 per person, SPIKEFEST T-Shirt Included!!
Team Packets available at College Park High School
Volleyball, Music, Raffle Items, and Concessions!!!
For more information:
Any Lady Cavalier Volleyball Player OR
Coach Collins – email@example.com OR CP Front Office
Packets are Due April 26th!!!
Packets received after April 26th-30$ per person
2014 Lady Cavalier Spikefest
Saturday May 10, College Park High School
Corporate Level Sponsorships
ACE SPONSOR $1,500
20 second company advertising on score table for all 2014 home games
Back cover of 2014 printed program
Recognition on LÇVB website
AT THE NET SPONSOR $750
1 of 2 static Advertisements on Score Table For All 2014 home
DIG OUR SPONSOR $250
10 second company advertising on score table at all 2014 home games
Recognition on LCVB Website
T-SHIRT SPONSOR $250
Recognition on team website
Name on Spikefest shirt
***With Score Table Advertising $400
RAFFLE DONATION Sponsor Choice
Name on Spikefest Shirt
Proceeds provide scholarships and equipment for:
LADY CAVALIER VOLLEYBALL PROGRAM
Call or email Margaret White / 832-656-4565 / Margaret.firstname.lastname@example.org
Make check payable to:
Lady Cavalier Volleyball Booster Club (501c3 – Tax ID 20-3299702)
Send check and form to:
Margaret White 95 W. Wedgemere Circle, The Woodlands, TX 7738
TWCP CAVALIER BASKETBALL:
TWCP Fast Break Club Golf Outing.
Please come support the CP basketball program. The Fast Break Club's annual golf outing and fundraiser is March 31st at Willow Creek Golf Club in Spring. For more details contact Jim Filkowski at: email@example.com.
TWCP Powerlifiting fundraiser at Willie’s Ice House.
Anyone who goes to Willie’s Ice House between the hours of 4pm and close and says that they are there in support of College Park Powerlifting will have 15% of your bill donated to our program.
February 21st & 22nd (Boys at Kingwood)
Team 331-300 (5th Place)
Pontus Dahlstrom 80-74
Adam Dahlstrom 84-74
Adam Patrick 86-76
Brandon Bosman 93-76
Luke Rowell 81-97
February 21st & 22nd (Girls at Magnolia)
Team 316-316 (6th place)
Shelby DeVore 79-77
Kassidy Smith 83-74
Kaleigh Brady 76-82
Gracie Aday 81-83
Jessica Dunn 80-86
February 24th (Boys at Oak Ridge)
Ikechukwu Anude- 92
Scott Jolibois- 95
Charles Webb- 104
Marshall Johnston- 104
Cameron Baca- 114
Kaustubh Gopal- 111
February 28th & March 1st (Girls at A&M Consolidated)
Team 331-320 (2nd place)
Jessica Dunn 81-79 (5th place)
Kassidy Smith 86-78
Kaleigh Brady 86-79
Shelby DeVore 79-87
Gracie Aday 85-84
TWCP LADY CAVALIER BASKETBALL:
Jan. 24th 2014…College Park, Oak Ridge, The Woodlands, Conroe, and Bryan High Schools joined together to raise money for breast cancer awareness. All schools sold t-shirts and took up a collection at our basketball games. Our combined efforts raised $3,187.05 to donate to Kay Yow Foundation.
TWCP CLUB INFORMATION
There will be a Best Buddies Friendship Walk on Saturday March 29th starting at the University of St. Thomas from 11am - 3pm. We hope that all of our members, their friends and family can attend. For more information go to http://www.bestbuddiestexas.org/site/c.hhKSIXPBIqE/b.8859625/k.C066/Best_Buddies_Friendship_Walk.htm
We would like to thank all participants that attended our Friendship Dance on February 15th. It was an evening of great music, fantastic food and wonderful door prizes. A special thanks goes out to Planet Ford and Planet Lincoln donating funds for the event.
INTERACT AND STUDENT COUNCIL:
Next meeting, March 17,2014 at 6pm
CHINESE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY AND CLUB:
Chinese classes, Chinese Club and Chinese National Honor Society will be hosting a Spring Festival celebrating the year of the Horse this month, Saturday, March 22nd from 10 AM – 2 PM at CPHS commons.
This culture event will be hosted by College Park High School and supported by The Woodlands High school, Oak Ridge High School and Conroe High school Chinese programs. Please join us to celebrate the year of HORSE 2014!
TWCP FILM CLUB:
Berrill Behrens, Julienna Law, and Miranda Rhett, three Juniors at The Woodlands College Park High School submitted the winning video to the Milstead Automotive "Anti Distracted Driving Video Ambassador" contest. The purpose of the video is to educate teens on the dangers of texting and driving.
Amy Milstead, President of Milstead Automotive, holds an annual educational event for high school students about driving and car care management titled "lipsticks & dipsticks." This is the fourth year Milstead has held the video contest. Also present was DPS Trooper Erik Burse who spoke to the teens and adults about the facts of distracted driving and the laws regarding cell phones and driving.
The winners received $500 in prize money! They were also asked to be Ambassadors for a year and participate in various events to further this community initiative. Their video will be shown to surrounding high schools as part of an educational initiative to warn teens of the dangers of being a distracted driver.
Behrens, Law, and Rhett started a film club this year at College Park High School. Mr. Badmington is their sponsor.
Below is a link to the winning video
MEAL PRICES FOR THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR:
This is due to the equity in school lunch price mandate that is part of the Healthy, Hunger- Free Kids Act. The goal of the mandate is for the free reimbursement to be equal to the paid meal price (including paid meal reimbursement). USDA does not want free reimbursement funds to subsidize the paid meal in any way.
The 13-14 meal prices are below:
Reduced Lunch $ .40
Reduced Breakfast $ .30
Adult Lunch/ Student Second Lunch $3.25
Adult Breakfast/ Student Second Breakfast $2.10
9-12 Breakfast Menu
October 21-December 20
Week of 1 (alternating schedule)
Week of 2 (alternating schedule)
High School Lunch Menu
October 21-December 20
Week of 1/6, 1/20, 2/3, 2/17, 3/3
Week of 1/13, 1/27, 2/10, 2/24/, 3/17
A La Carte Items available (Daily Selection varies by campus)
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,
3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936) 709-7670.