Celebrating 10 years of Commitment, Pride, Honor and Success
Volume 10, Number 4 August 25, 2014
First Day of School
7:10 am – First Bell
7:20 am – Tardy Bell
Report to your homeroom
Senior Parent Night
August 28 – 7pm
TWCP vs. Pearland
College Board School Code
Family Connection website
Progress Report Dates
1st 9-weeks: 9/17, 10/8
2nd 9-weeks: 11/12, 12/10
3rd 9-weeks: 2/4, 2/25
4th 9-weeks: 4/15, 5/6, 5/27
Report Card Dates
1st 9-weeks: 10/24 PAC/student
2nd 9-weeks: 1/9 PAC/student
3rd 9-weeks: 3/27 PAC/student
4th 9-weeks: 6/11 (Mailed)
Math – TBA
Science – TBA
Fall Exams: 12/16-12/19
Spring Exams: 6/1-6/4
Seniors Spring: 5/26-5/29
Senior Parent Info: 8/28
Senior Lighting: 9/11
Mandatory Senior Mtg w/Dr. Murrell: 5/8
Honor Graduate Breakfast: 5/19
Senior Awards Night: 5/21
Senior Picnic: 6/1
Senior Send-off: 6/1
STAAR Testing Schedule
EOC Testing Window
TAKS Exit Retest Schedule
AP Testing Dates
SAT Test Dates
10/11, 11/8, 12/6, 1/24, 3/14,
ACT Test Dates
9/13, 10/25, 12/13, 2/7, 4/18, 6/13
10/15 during school
Late arrival for Seniors 10:45 am
PTO Meetings @ 9:00 a.m.
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
8/28 –Sr. Parent Info Night
9/8 - Open House 6pm
9/11- Senior Lighting Ceremony
9/22 -9/10/11 Grade Parent
Info night 7pm
12/2 -Financial Aid Night
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
4/13 -2gether for 2morrow
6:30 pm @TWHS
TBA –NHS Induction Ceremony
58 – Sr. Meeting w/ Dr. Murrell
5/19 -Honor Graduate
5/21 -Senior Awards
6/1- Senior Picnic
6/1 - Graduation 7:30 pm
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
Dr. Mark A. Murrell
Dr. Susan Caffrey
Associate Principal of
Dr. Susan Hersperger
College and Career
3701 College Park Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77384
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Welcome to The Woodlands College Park High School. We are excited about the start of a new school year celebrating our 10th year anniversary and look forward to your family being a part of the Cavalier family.
Just as a reminder, traffic will be very heavy in the mornings with construction issues, please remember to add 15 to 20 minutes to your normal time that you would leave to come to school. The tardy bell rings at 7:20 am, please plan accordingly.
We look forward to seeing you on Monday morning.
September 8th at 6pm.
NEW INFORMATION: Payments made to TWCP:
We have been informed from the district office of changes made to our policies that line up with changes made by the Montgomery County DA’s office on collecting returned checks.
Beginning Monday, August 25th we 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.
DRESS CODE REMINDER:
3. Shirts: Boys: No oversized shirts and must not reveal the underarms.
Girls: must not reveal undergarmets (including straps), midriff, or cleavage.
Team Up with TWCP PTO:
It is my honor to serve as PTO President again for the 2014-15 school year! I want to thank everyone for your tremendous contributions of your time, talents and donations! I am looking forward to another awesome year of serving our school. We have both new and veteran PTO board members that are looking forward to meeting and getting to know all of the College Park parents this school year!
I invite you to get involved with the PTO. You’ll meet other parents, get to know the teachers and staff and have input on PTO decisions for events, teacher gifts, fundraising and more. Your input counts!
Without everyone’s help and participation, we wouldn’t have a PTO! The purpose of our organization is to aid the students and staff by providing:
· Both manpower and monetary support to the staff of our school.
· Support student academic and instructional needs.
· Promote open communication between administration, teachers, and parents.
· Provide members with emails and notices directly to your inbox regarding important dates, programs, volunteer opportunities and special events.
We encourage you to visit our PTO website at www.collegeparkpto.com there is a wealth of information/photos of College Park students, PTO volunteers and events. Also as a PTO member you will receive our Principals weekly newsletter, “The Cavalier Connection”, directly from Dr. Murrell. We are looking forward to meeting families, parents, and grandparents that would like to get involved with our PTO this school year. We encourage you to not only join our organization, but get involved as well!
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!
Our first PTO meeting of the year is Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 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!
See you soon!
LaVette Bell PTO President (2014-15)
PTO WEBSITE: www.collegeparkpto.com
Trovides 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
SUMMER ENGLISH READING:
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Important English News!
All freshmen and sophomore English students, as well as junior honors students, will need to purchase a Sadlier-Oxford enriched edition vocabulary workbook for the 2014-15 school year. When purchasing, make sure to choose the correct workbook. Freshmen will be using level D, sophomores level E, and junior honors level F. Students will be able to purchase these workbooks on the CP online bookstore at http://webstores.activenetwork.com/school-software/_college_park_high_s/ and pick them up at orientation August 11-13. Students may also purchase these workbooks at orientation, but because this is a large distribution of more than 1500 books, there is potential for very long lines. Therefore, we strongly suggest purchasing the vocabulary books online, printing the receipt, and bringing that receipt to orientation to pick up the book. Think of it as a fast pass. Avoid long lines by paying online. See you soon!
DUAL CREDIT STUDENTS:
DC English students’, don't forget to complete the summer reading and assignment before the first day of school. See Ms. Houk's class website for the semester syllabus.
Students if you are interested in being part of the Literary Magazine, please contact Ms. Houk in room 2301.
LIBRARY BOOK FAIR:
Required English Reading titles will also be on sale
September 4 - 11 from 7am - 3:00 pm.
September 8 - Open House- we will open the Book Fair at 5:00pm.
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.
HAVE A GREAT SCHOOL YEAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To help all students stay organized throughout the school year, College Park Cheerleaders will be selling student planners during student orientations August 11-13 for $10 each. Planners will be sold both at Open House on September 9. Students will have an opportunity to buy planners after school starts during school hours through the student store and library. Please contact Dawn Wright 832-445-349 or Lavette Bell 281-513-1543 if you have any questions.
10 year anniversary edition yearbook!
The 2015 yearbook is going to reflect all the excitement of this year, but it will also reflect the proud history of College Park.
Buy now and reserve your copy.
Plain books: $65
Icons: $5 each
Checks are payable to TWCP Yearbook and books may charged at www.Balfour.com
Checks may be dropped off at the front office or brought to room 3112.
The staff will be selling at Open House and various in-school sales will be announced during the year.
Yearbooks will be available soon to buy at the school store
Advertising is also available to honor your student and for businesses.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for information
STUDENT LUNCH INFORMATION:
The meal prices for the 2014-2015 school year are below.
Student Full Price $ 2.55
Student Reduced Price $ .40
Adults/ 2nd meals $ 3.25
Student Full Price $ 1.15
Student Reduced Price $ .30
Adults/ 2nd meals $ 2.10
Menus will be posted on the Child Nutrition website by August 15th.
Child Nutrition has a new payment system for parents to apply money to their child's account. We will no longer use www.schoolpaymentsolutions.com. The new system website is www.myschoolbucks.com. Parents with existing accounts will receive an e-mail directly from the company with this information. The information is on our website as well. The new system will be available at least 2 weeks prior to the start of school.
Parents will need to create a new account, but any previous balance will automatically transfer to the new account. The fee for using the system is $1.95 per credit card transaction.
If you have any questions, please contact our office at (936) 709-8185
SENIOR INFORMATION NIGHT:
August 28, 2014 at 7pm in the Auditorium
SENIOR LIGHTING CEREMONY:
Seniors come start your year off with your first official “Senior” event. September 11, 2014 at 7pm in the Auditorium. If you have not sent a baby picture and recent picture in to Mr. Marriott, (email@example.com) please do so at your earliest convenience to be included in the slideshow.
Senior Dues are $100. Senior class dues are for all the activities throughout the school year; these can be paid during orientation . Please see Mr. Livecchi or Mr. Marriott 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
*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.
Due to the high volume of summer portrait appointments at Blu Moon, we are extending the senior portrait deadline to: OCTOBER 25, 2014.
Please disregard ANY other dates!!!
All senior yearbook portraits must be taken at Blu Moon Photography portrait studio. No senior yearbook portraits will be taken at the school. Please call Blu Moon Photography to set up a portrait session before October 25th.
They have a beautiful two-acre outdoor portrait park as well as a large indoor studio. No other school photography company offers the outdoor experience, so be sure to include that as part of your session.
Please do not wait. Blu Moon’s schedule fills up quickly. We urge you to call as soon as possible to schedule your seniors’ official yearbook portrait session.
All contact information is listed in the attached portrait guide.
**Please understand that a student published yearbook as large as ours takes time and our deadlines for class pages come early in the school year. If you miss the cutoff, your senior may not appear with the senior class in the 2015 yearbook.
TWCP FINE ARTS
The All-State music for next is here, you may pick it up in the front office from Ms. Olga. In our past experience, the most helpful thing you can do to experience success on your All-State music is to START EARLY
CP Choir Parent Meeting: Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 7pm in the Auditorium
Choir Picnic: Saturday, September 6, from 4pm-8pm at Shadowbend Park. Each choir will be responsible a food item the booster club will provide the drinks.
The College Park Wind Ensemble has been invited to perform at the prestigious 2014 International Midwest Clinic in Chicago this December. Please support efforts to raise funds to offset a portion of the cost of this trip.
Eight RAFFLE BASKETS valued from $400 - $1500 have been prepared from generous donations from the CP Band Family. Please support our band by purchasing raffle tickets this Saturday, August 16 at the Market Street Pep Rally between 11 am - 3 p.m., by leaving the attached form and payment at the front office, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Each ticket is $5 or 5 for $20. You do not need to be present to win. Date for drawing TBA
We are also taking part in a fundraiser with every kind of bag imaginable in some cool patterns, everything from lunch bags, back packs, reusable grocery bags, totes of all sizes and much more!! Go to mixedbagdesigns.com and enter our School ID 334141. You can have it shipped directly to you. Our band will get a huge % back from your purchases! Email Shelley with questions email@example.com. Thanks in advance for your support!
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.
Fall Semester Events:
Friday, September 12, 2014, 4:00-7:00: Orchestra Picnic at Shadowbend Park.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 7:00 pm: Mandatory Parent/Student meeting in the Auditorium
Meet Dr. K, Ms. Linda James our Booster President, and each other; How to log onto Charms; Booster membership sign-up, Calendar of events overview; collect ALL travel/medical and Handbook Forms and Fees... and sign up for the Dallas Trip!
Saturday, September 27, 2014, 9:00am-11:00 am: Houston Symphony Region Audition Workshop at College Park HS. Free workshop provided by CISD and the Houston Symphony Orchestra.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 7:00 pm: Fall Orchestra Concert. CPHS.
Monday, October 20, 2014: All Region Orchestra Audition– Doerre Int.
Saturday, October 25, 2014: All State Audition– CPHS.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014: Early Music Festival (Texas Renaissance Festival). (Symphony only)
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:00 PM: Bachs Office Hits Pop Show. CPHS. Advance tickets are $7 at www.showtix4u.com, or $10 at the door.
Monday, November 17, 2014: All Region Orchestra Chairing– Klein HS. 5:00 pm
Friday, November 21, 2014: All Region Orchestra Clinic– Klein Forest HS. 5:00 pm
Saturday, November 22, 2014: All Region Orchestra Performance– Klein Forest HS. 4:00 pm/5:00 pm
Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 7:00 PM: Combined Orchestra/Choir Winter Program (Symphony only)
Friday, December 12, 2014, 7:00 PM: Winter Orchestra Concert-All ensembles.
First of all I would like to take a minute and thank everyone for making this year's UCA camp experience so easy. I greatly appreciate all of the parent volunteers, drivers and most of all the awesome attitude and spirit all of the girls demonstrated this week. As coaches, we are most proud of the behavior, leadership and school spirit we saw this week and are excited about what is to come this year. Keep it up ladies!!! Here is a recap of all of our awards and recognitions:
Pin it Forward Awards--these are recognitions by UCA staff and other cheerleaders for demonstrating a positive attitude, leadership, kindness and/or helpfulness
*Gabby Sandefur, Sydney Bell and Jade Brown
Jump Off--jump competition among squads
All American--selected through a tryout process based on material learned at camp, motions, jumps and ability to engage a crowd
*Mascot All American--Meagan Pierce
*Freshman All American--Grace Behseresht, Lacey Gimpel, Sarah Shackelford, Natalia Vera
*Sophomore and Junior All American--Savannah Price, Kate Haney, Kaydianna Davis
*Senior All American--Ann Marie Muscarello, Kelsey Bagley, Maddie Marko, Gabby Sandefur, Sydney Bell
Mascot Traditions Award--Meagan Pierce
Home Pom Choreography Award--All squad
Freshman Extreme Routine Superior Award
1st Place Extreme Routine--JV and Varsity
Freshman Cheer--Superior Award
Freshman Sideline Champion
Overall Game Day Winner-- Freshman, 2nd Place JV and 1st place Varsity
Leadership Award--CP Cheer program. This award is voted on by the other schools in attendance and is one of the most prestigious because it comes from their peers.
And the spirit banana!!!! So proud of this one because the girls set a goal to win the banana this year for the most spirited program at camp and they met their goal. Way to go ladies!!
TWCP CAVALIER FOOTBALL:
Below is our 2014 Varsity Football schedule.
We will be offering Football Reserved Season Tickets for all home games in the Center Section only! Our sales procedure is to allow parents of Seniors & Juniors to have the first opportunity to buy tickets – we will be selling them in the Athletic office during their orientation August 11th (9am – 3pm). Sophomore & Freshman parents can buy them on August 12th (9am - 3:00pm) during their orientation. They will also be available for purchase to everyone during open orientation – August 13th (4pm – 7pm). Season ticket purchasers will be allowed to buy up to 6 reserved seats. The cost - $7.00/seat/game = $42.00. Ticket order forms will be available on both the College Park HS and the Cavalier Football websites:
Note: The Touchdown Club, The Revelier Booster Club, The Cheer Booster Club, and the Band Booster Club all will be selling group ticket packages. If you are interested in purchasing your tickets through one of these clubs, please contact (Touchdown Club-Linda Casadaban: firstname.lastname@example.org) * (Reveliers-Karen Garza: email@example.com) * (Band-Nina Forehand: firstname.lastname@example.org) * (Cheer- Dawn Wright: email@example.com). These sales will end by July 30th.
Non-Reserved tickets (Sections 400 & 500) and away game tickets will be sold each week on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays during lunches in our Student Store. Tickets for home games are $6/adult and $3/student. Note: tickets at the gate are $7/everyone. Away game prices will vary.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call Jill Roberson in the Athletic Office (936-709-3150).
JR. HIGH AND FRESHMAN FOOTBALL CAMP:
Photos from the 2014 Richard Carson Jr. HS & Freshman Football Camp now available at: www.collegeparkpto.com
The College Park PTO Supports Knox Jr. HS!!: All photos are complements of the College Park PTO and
may be downloaded for free. To join or donate to the College Park PTO please
go to: Collegeparkpto.com
TWCP CLUB INFORMATION
STUCO: (Student Council)
Student Council will have our first meeting of the year this Monday evening, August 25 at 6 pm in the Commons. Dues to join student council are $20.00 which includes a student council t-shirt. Student Council meets bi-monthly at 6 pm in the Commons. Members can participate in student council projects throughout the year and must earn 200 points to letter. Members must also participate in Homecoming to letter. Parent chaparones are needed for the Homecoming dance. Members will earn 50 points toward lettering if their parents volunteer. Parent volunteer forms can be picked up in the front office, at the student council meeting, or in Room 3114. We need all of the parent volunteers we can get!
Homecoming Dance: Saturday, September 27, 8pm -12am in the TWCP Commons. Tickets are $25.00 each. Tickets will go on sale on the Web Store beginning August 25 through September 21. Cash ticket sales will be available in the Commons only September 15-19. Parent chaparones are needed for the Homecoming dance. Members will earn 50 points toward lettering if their parents volunteer. Parent volunteer forms can be picked up in the front office, at the student council meeting, or in Room 3114. We need all of the parent volunteers we can get!
If you are interested in joining the club for the 2014-2015 school year, please contact Ms. Houk in room 2301.
SPEECH AND DEBATE CLUB:
College Park Speech and Debate is gearing up for the 2014-2015 competitive year! Please feel free to contact Mrs. Kathleen Cook with questions about debate class and/or see the class site for more information.
Contact Speech and Debate Club President Cara Ellison at: firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the club.
Art Club will begin meeting on Tuesday, September 16th 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 is a Christian student organization that meets Friday afternoons at 2:45 in room 1105, beginning August 29th.
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.