Celebrating 10 years of Commitment, Pride, Honor and Success
Volume 11, Number 10 October 9, 2015
TWCP vs TWHS “Blue Out” October 9th
Wood forest Stadium – 7pm
9am – LGI 2
Late arrival for Sr’s 11am
November 3, 2015
College Board School Code
Family Connection website
Progress Report Dates
1st 9-weeks: 9/16, 10/7
2nd 9-weeks: 11/11, 12/9
3rd 9-weeks: 2/3, 2/24
4th 9-weeks: 4/13, 5/4, 5/25
Report Card Dates
1st 9-weeks: 10/23 PAC/student
2nd 9-weeks: 1/8 PAC/student
3rd 9-weeks: 3/24 PAC/student
4th 9-weeks: 6/9 (Mailed)
Math – TBA
Science – TBA
Fall Exams: 12/15-12/18
Spring Exams: TBD
Seniors Spring: TBD
Senior Parent Info Night: 9/3
Senior Lighting: 9/10
Mandatory Senior Mtg w/Dr. Murrell: 4/22
Honor Graduate Breakfast: 5/17
Senior Awards Night: 5/19
Senior Picnic: 6/1
PTO GradNight: 6/3
STAAR Testing Schedule
EOC Testing Window
AP Testing Dates
SAT Test Dates
10/3, 11/7, 12/5, 1/23, 3/5, 5/7, 6/4
ACT Test Dates
9/12, 10/24, 12/12, 2/6, 4/9, 6/11
10/14 during school
Late arrival for Seniors 1 am
PTO Meetings @ 9:00 a.m.
9/8, 10/13, 11/10, 12/8, 1/12, 2/9, 3/8, 4/12, 5/24
PTO Brown Bag Lunches
@ 11:00 am - LGI
10/21, 11/11, 1/20
Pep Rally Dates
9/11, 9/16,(Homecoming Parade), 10/9, 10/15, 10/30
Spring Pep Rally: 1/22
8/31 – Open House 6pm
9/3 – Sr. Parent Info Night
9/10- Senior Lighting
9/21 -9/10/11 Grade Parent
Info night 7pm
11/30 – Financial Aid Night
2/1 – Incoming 9th graders
Parent Info Night -- 7pm
2/5 – Eyes Wide Open 7 p.m.
2/8 – Upperclassman Parent
Info Night 7pm
2/18-“Everything Under the
Sun” 5:30 pm
4/14 -2gether for 2morrow
6:30 pm @TWCP
4/19 –NHS Induction Ceremony
4/22 –Sr. Meeting w/ Dr.
5/17 –Honor Graduate
5/19 –Senior Awards
6/1- Senior Picnic
6/3 - Graduation 7:30 pm
Early Release Days
10/16 11:30 am
12/18 11:30 am
School Holidays (Students)
9/7, 11/23-27, 12/21-1/4, 1/18
2/15, 3/14-18, 3/25, 5/30
Dr. Mark A. Murrell
Dr. Susan Caffrey
Associate Principal of
Dr. Susan Hersperger
College and Career
3701 College Park Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77384
October 16th – Early Release at 11:30 am
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
I would just like to send a “Thank You” out to our Cavalier Family for your participation in our annual “2 Teams, One Goal” Food Drive for Interfaith of The Woodlands. On Wednesday, October 14th, the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) will be on The Woodlands College Park campus. The PSAT/NMSQT serves as a practice SAT test and, for juniors, is a qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship contest.
SENIORS WILL HAVE LATE ARRIVAL ON OCTOBER 14TH, due to underclassman testing.
SENIORS WILL NEED TO BE IN THE COMMONS SEATED BY 11 AM.
Bond Election Information: November 3, 2015
What's in the Bond?
The bond referendum includes the construction of new schools and classroom additions to accommodate student growth, improvements to aged buildings to sustain capacity, funding for robotics and Career and Technical Education facilities, and the continuation of safety and security upgrades. The tax impact from the bond referendum is conservatively estimated to result in no more than a one cent tax increase over the life of the bond.
For more information, please on the links below:
- Bond Referendum Information
– Notice of Bond Election- English
-Notice of Bond Election – Spanish
Team Up with TWCP PTO:
PTO Meeting - Tuesday, October 13, 2015 9:00am in the LGI-2. We invite you to meet the Board, and the Principal. Attending PTO meetings will keep you informed about what is going on at your child’s school. We will be discussing upcoming events and your input is welcome! We still need help with some events, and you can be a part of that! The PTO benefits our students, so we need everyone’s ideas and help!
Your College Park HS PTO is a vital part of the school. Whether we are assisting with student or parent programs, helping teachers and staff members or working to beautify and enhance school grounds, we are working to support our students and our school. TWCP is proud to say we have one of the largest CISD Memberships and we would like to continue that tradition in 2015-16.
Membership - Diane Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org or
2015-16 PTO President - Tina Rabson at email@example.com
College Park Elves Needed for Armstrong Elementary!
A new school year and exciting opportunities await the College Park Family! The College Park PTO is looking forward to working once again with our adopted school, Armstrong Elementary. Last year, the College Park Elves helped over 700 Armstrong students with a variety of activities. Our first task has been given and we need your help! Armstrong is requesting adult mentors to help students who are in need of one-on-one tutoring with math, reading, writing, etc… It takes as little as an hour a month to help a child in need. Please consider being a College Park Elf Mentor. If you would like to be a part of this rewarding experience please e-mail Ann Young at firstname.lastname@example.org. The College Park Elves have been involved with this adoption program for 6 years helping others schools in our community. Please consider signing up for this truly wonderful program.
Oh, Snap! It’s Holiday Time At Armstrong!
Tradition continues for the 6th year here at College Park High School by hosting our adopted school with another fabulous "Holiday Event" coming Thursday, December 17, 2015. Planning stages are under way and it's time to organize volunteers for this grand festivity where we spread love and good cheer to our friends north of us at Armstrong Elementary. Help is needed once again for this grand occasion. We are hoping we can count on you to join the fun this December as we help those less fortunate. If you would like to be on the "2015 CP Elf" list please reply back to Marlene Killian at email@example.com. Many hands are needed for this day to host a party for 700 students and 80 faculty members. Please pass the word to others and come join us as we celebrate a festive occasion at Armstrong Elementary. Our first meeting will take place immediately following the CP PTO meeting on Tuesday, October 13th at 10:00am in the LGI 2 room located on the second floor in the Freshman hall. Mark your calendars for this date and we hope to see everyone there.
Many thanks in advance for all your hard work and dedication toward this wonderful project.
Marlene Killian, Marilyn Koester, and Ann Young
School Adoption Program
PTO WEBSITE: www.collegeparkpto.com
, students & school.
On November 11th, Veterans Day, CISD will be honoring those who have served. As part of that celebration, it has become a tradition for students across the district to submit artwork, posters, and writings recognizing the service of members of our community.
DECA AND CPTV WINS!:
College Park DECA and CPTV were represented at DECA Day with the Rockets on October 7, 2015. This year the Rockets day extended and invitation to compete in a video contest, where chapters were asked to show how this upcoming Rockets season will, "Be Epic". CP DECA teamed with CP TV to compete in this competition, and
of all the groups, and all the entries into the "Rockets - DECA are EPIC" video competition, we came in 2nd place!
Congratulations to Zach Fanguy, the CPTV crew, and DECA for this Epic win!
CREDIT BY EXAM:
The credit by exam application and FAQ's are now available on the CISD website. Please note that the deadline to turn in the application is October 28th
AP Ambassadors will meet Monday after school in Room 2102. All returning Ambassadors should pick up all paperwork from Mr. McNeely. New AP Ambassadors will be announced on Monday.
Digital audiobook additions!!
We have added several new digital audiobooks to the Library collection. These are primarily ELA level required reading titles including: A River Run Through It, Animal Farm, Ethan Frome, The Scarlet Letter, The Great Gatsby, The Kite Runner, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Their Eyes Were Watching God, To Kill a Mockingbird (also in CD format), and 1984. These titles may be accessed/checked-out through the TWCP Library catalog using First Class login credentials. Digital audiobooks can be downloaded onto PCs and mobile devices.
Mobile devices will need the Brytewave app to play the audiobook.
Thank you for your support in encouraging students to be responsible when borrowing books. Feel free to contact Library staff with any questions you may have regarding your student’s Library account.
Library Staff~ (936) 709-3060
Keep the memories alive!
Yearbooks on sale next week
Oct. 12 - 16 during the lunches in the commons
Plain books: $65 Nameplate: $5 Icons: $5 each
Checks payable to TWCP Yearbook: all checks must include driver's license and birth date
Charge sales: go to www.balfour.com or the school store
Follow yearbook on twitter@twcpyearbook and "like" TWCP yearbook page on Facebook for updates and sneak peeks of the 2015-2016 yearbook
Freshmen through Junior retakes Oct. 9 before school, during lunches and after school!
For those who are having a retake due to glass glare, etc., please return your previously purchased package to have a retake done for free.
Those who missed the having their picture taken at orientation should have it taken now. A flyer is attached for purchases or a student may pick one up at the front office.
If you want to be in the yearbook, you must have your portrait taken by Oct. 24 at Blu Moon studios. Only 350 out of 618 seniors have been photographed. Call 281.252.3990 for an appointment NOW!
$10 sitting fee payable to Blu Moon.
CAVALIER KEEP COLLECTIVE COLLECTION ONE-OF-A-KIND, interchangeable bracelets.
Order by December 10th to get in time for the holidays
Each one is a wearable touchstone, an instant reminder of the big things, the small things, and all the things that matter.
Leather Single KEEPERS-29.00 Silicon KEEPERS-19.00
Letter and Number KEYS-7.00 Sports Accent KEYS- 9.00
Mom Accent KEY-9.00 Pave Specialty KEYS- 19.00
All prices include shipping and taxes.
CP Football with number on navy Silicon KEEPER= 74$
CAVS with sports ball on Leather KEEPER= 76$
Mom with sports ball on Leather KEEPER= 57$
-Add # sign and your athletes single number= 71$ -Add # sign and your athletes double number = 78$
Or customize your very own UNIQUE KEEPER.
Or der today at the Cavalier Express or the link below:
TWCP- DRIVER EDUCATION CLASSES:
Parents classes are now available on-line 2015 Driver Education classes and all you have to do is log-in at www.esc6.net click on driver-ed. icon in the upper right corner of page and locate session that best fits your child’s needs. For more information on all Driver Education classes contact (936)435-8321
To help all students stay organized throughout the school year. Planners will also be sold at Open House on August 31 for $10. Students will have an opportunity to buy planners after school starts during school hours through the student store and library.
Tutoring will be held in the College And Career Center at 2:45 pm Monday through Thursday. There is no transportation this year. For further information, please contact your student’s counselor.
CPHS 2ND ANNUAL PING PONG TOURNAMENT:
Location: 1300 LGI
Time: October 19th, 2:45-4:30
-Costs 5 dollars to participate in the tournament
-General Admission is free (watching the game, simple snacks)
-Prizes for the winners
-Snacks will be provided
Sean Lee firstname.lastname@example.org 8328120388
Leo Liu email@example.com 14252731707
Seniors don’t miss being in the yearbook! Deadline October 24th!!
Please call Blu Moon Photography for your senior yearbook appointment at 281.252.3990. Senior portrait packages are available.
There is a $10 sitting fee payable to Blu Moon.
See the attached flyer.
Senior Dues are $110. Senior class dues are for all the activities throughout the school year; these can be paid during orientation . Please see Mr. Marriott or Mrs. Mathews when the school year begins 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
Prom Pictures GradNight ‘16
*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.
CP Senior GradNight ’16:
Don’t wait until the last minute, get your Senior registered for GradNight ’16 now. Please visit our website for more information and registration: www.cpgradnight.org
PARENTS your Seniors have worked long and hard to get to this point. Why not take the opportunity to show them how proud you are of their accomplishments. You can commend your senior with a personal full page full color Senior Ad in the football program. Ads aren’t just for football players.
The programs are sold at each varsity home game. Our Senior Edition will be featured at Senior Night on October 30th. We would love to see your senior honored!
Attached is a form that you can return via e-mail to reserve your spot in the program as well as a few examples of what prior year ads looked like. You can either provide print ready artwork by October 10th, or if you need assistance to build your ad, please provide all photos and text by September 30th, we will be happy to put it together for you.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org f you have any questions. We are happy to help!"
We have many (70+) schools that will be visiting College Park this fall. If you are interested in the visit, please log into your family connection account, click on colleges, click view all upcoming visits, click on sign up next to the one you are interested in, then click on sign me up. (you have to click on sign me up twice) Both Juniors and Seniors are welcome to sign up.
Family Connection: login/email : Student ID (123456) Password: stu followed by student id (stu123456)
Parents, remember, this feature is not on the parent side, only the student side of family connection. Please remember that these visits are for students, not parents
Please only sign up for colleges that you are interested in learning more about, and have an idea of the academics at a particular school. Where we encourage kids to sign up for schools that may be new to them, please do not sign up for schools simply to miss class. Students who sign up excessively will be removed from visits.
Please sign up more than 24 hours in advance so that you will receive an email reminder that you can use as a pass. Passes will not be sent for visits that are over 10 students. You can see the size of the visit when you register. Texas schools will be large visits; no passes will be sent by the college and career center. Put reminders in your phones, be aware of what’s coming up, and please remember that tests, projects, quizzes and class trump college visits. You are responsible for what you missed.
Schools visiting CP:
TWCP FINE ARTS
Cavalier/Knox Choir Fall Concert
7pm- The Woodlands United Methodist Church
§ Thursday, Oct. 15 - Fall Concert at The Woodlands United Methodist Church with Knox JH. Please wear choir polo, jeans, and tennis shoes - students wanting to wear Converse as a shout out to our sweet Emma may certainly do that! We plan to as directors
§ Tuesday, Oct. 27 - Military Salute Auditions and Hallway Set up - acts must be completely show ready (memorized and music ready to turn in) and we will need student and parent volunteers to set up the Hall of Fame from 3-6:30 p.m.
Parent volunteers are also needed to pick up donations, help set up, serve, and clean-up for this event. The performances this year will be held on November 7th. Tickets will be sold by the students.
This event usually sells out, so please be sure to get your tickets early. More information will be forthcoming, but be sure to circle the date. It’s an event you won’t want to miss.
It is an honor and a privilege to perform for our military each year.
It’s not too early to start planning for this event. This is a community favorite and a very moving tribute to our military performed by the Cavalier Choir. It is an honor for the Cavalier Choir to perform for our military each year.
Our incoming freshman have an opportunity to add to our wall of honor with a poster of a family member or relative serving or who has served in the military. Forms are available online through www.cavalierchoir.com or copies available in the Choir Room.
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! ALL parents and students need to maintain current contact information in CHARMS: www.charmsoffice.com. User name is CollegeParkHSOrch. Password is your student ID number.
Cavalier Orchestra Concert
October 13, 2013
7pm – Auditorium
Cavalier Orchestra Spirit Night
Chick fil A
20% goes to the Cavalier Orchestra
Congratulations to the Cavalier Full Orchestra for being selected as a 2015 Commended Winner in the Mark of Excellence/National Orchestra Honors project. This project is part of The Foundation For Music Education, a national corporation dedicated for to support music education through scholarships.
The Cavalier Full Orchestra is comprised of the Chamber and Symphony string ensembles and select members of the Wind Ensemble. The entry performance was from their UIL contest and included the 'Nimrod' Variation by Edward Elgar and Jupiter from The Planets by Gustav Holst under the direction of Dr. Peter Kempter.
This year the project had 229 entries from 36 states and the adjudicator was Mr. Gary Lewis, Director of Orchestral Studies and Professor of Music in the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Fall Semester Events:
Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 7:00 pm: Fall Orchestra Concert. CPHS.
Monday, October 19, 2015: All Region Orchestra Audition– Doerre Int.
Saturday, October 31, 2015: All State Audition– CPHS.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015: Early Music Festival (Texas Renaissance Festival). (Symphony only)
Friday, November 5, 2015, 7:00 PM: Bachs Office Hits Pop Show. CPHS. Advance tickets are $7 at www.showtix4u.com, or $10 at the door.
Monday, November 16, 2015: All Region Orchestra Chairing– Klein HS. 5:00 pm
Friday, November 20, 2015: All Region Orchestra Clinic– Klein Forest HS. 5:00 pm
Saturday, November 21, 2015: All Region Orchestra Performance– Klein Forest HS. 4:00 pm/5:00 pm
Thursday, December 3, 2015, 7:00 PM: Holly Jolly Pops (CISD orchestras-Woodlands Pavilion)
Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 7:00 PM: Winter Orchestra Concert.
Don't miss the new romantic comedy, Almost Maine! Performances are October 15, 16, 17 and 19 at 7:00pm in the CP Black Box. Tickets are $5.00 for students and $7.00 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at twcptheatre15.wix.com/cptheatre15 For more information, call 936-709-3135!
Don't miss the American classic, Picnic. Performances are October 29, 30 and November 2, 3 at 7:00pm in the College Park Auditorium. Tickets are $5.00 for students and $7.00 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at
twcptheatre15.wix.com/cptheatre15 For more information, contact Valerie Labonski at email@example.com or 936-709-3135.
Auditions for the All School Musical, Shrek are coming up on November 9 and 10. Students will need to have a 1 minute prepared song and be ready to do a cold reading. For more information, contact Valerie Labonski at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 936-709-3135.
TWCP CAVALIER FOOTBALL:
Below is our 2015 Varsity Football schedule.
NEW! On-line ticket sales for home games
Reserved seats (if available), general admission, and student tickets for all home and CISD football games will also be available to purchase the week of each game at the above website until 1:00 pm game day.
**Tickets for games at Turner Stadium will be available to purchase the week of games at: http://www.humbleisdtickets.com/
**The CP student store will also offer ticket sales on Wed, Thurs, and Fridays during lunches only for both away games and home games.
CISD Ticket Prices:
Football: $8/reserved $6/adult $4/students
ALL tickets purchased at the gate $8
Sub-varsity games and all other High School sports
Gate only purchase: $3/adult $2/student
The TWCP Cheerleaders had a Peanut Butter and Jelly food drive for the food pantry at Interfaith of The Woodlands and collected 590 pounds of PB & J!! Thanks so much to all of the student groups, booster clubs and student population who helped.
Meet the Cavaliers will be Saturday, November 7 at College Park High School. Join the Cavaliers for a Pancake Breakfast, pictures and meet all the Cavaliers!
Open Try- Outs:
Open Try-outs for boys basketball will be Saturday, October 31 at 10:00am. All students wishing to try-out that are not in football must complete physical and all UIL paper work. This must be completed and turned in to the athletic trainers office by Wednesday, October 28. Students interested in trying out should contact Coach O'Connor or Coach Appiah.
Cavalier Golf Team:
The Cavalier golf team opened the 2015-2016 golf season with a 5th place showing at the Tiger Classic hosted by A&M Consolidated H.S. The Cavaliers were led by a trio of sophomores- Karl Haas (81-72), Jack Randle (78-76), & Dylan Mitchell (81-74). Also playing for the Cavaliers were Jr. - Preston Bufkin (77-81) & Sr. Adam Dahlstrom (87-87). The Cavaliers will tee it up again at the Hornet Fall Invitational on October 23rd & 24th.
The Cavalier boys golf team finished 2nd at the A&M Consolidated JV Kickoff Invitational held at Pecan Lakes Golf Course in Navasota. Leading the charge was junior Ikechukwu Anude who fired a 76 to win by 3 shots over his teammate Blake Keene. Blake won a 3 man scorecard playoff to secure 2nd place. Other members were Jack Achee 83, Michael Brady 92, and Hayden Heinle 98. The JV 2nd team also competed. Team members were Harrison Hodges 81, Keaton Barr 94, Drew Brotherton 99, and Kaustubh Gopal 101.
The Woodlands College Park Speech and Debate Team:
We are an organization dedicated to the forensic arts, which include events in the areas of speech, theater and debate. Our members learn to think rationally, to express themselves fluently, to persuade others effectively, and to examine personal beliefs logically. We also find time for a great deal of fun! Team meets each Thursday at 2:45 in 2206
TWCP CLUB INFORMATION
On Friday, October 2, HOSA, future health professionals, sponsored our first of two blood drives this school year. The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center collected 125 units from our students and staff. This donation has the potential to save 375 lives!
HOSA Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursdays 2:45 pm Room 3311.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Encourage your son/daughter to join DECA now to start building their resume. Upcoming events:
Email CollegeParkDECA@gmail.com for more information
Sign up for DECA's Remind 101. Text @CPdeca to 81010
FFA Meeting- Regular monthly meetings are on the second Tuesday at 7pm unless there is a conflict with an FFA event. All of the dates will be listed on www.collegepark.ffanow.org
There’s still time to join the Booster Club. Meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of every month. This form is also located on our website. We encourage every parent to join. Booster club’s main source of getting information to parents will be through email so please consider joining. Please contact Marilyn Koester, Booster Club President, at email@example.com with any questions.
ART CLUB: Monday’s starting September 14th in Room 1412 from 2:45 pm-3:45 pm
NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY: Monday’s starting September 14th, in room 1412 from 2:45 pm -3:45 pm
DIGITAL ART CLUB: Monday’s starting September 14th, in room 1412 from 2:45 pm -3:45 pm
STORM: meets Fridays from 2:45pm-3:30 pm in room 1105. It is a faith based organization, and everyone is welcome.
LITERARY CLUB: Every Friday at 2:35 pm -3:30 pm. Share your love of Reading and Books!
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.