Cavalier

Connection

Celebrating 10 years of Commitment, Pride, Honor and Success

 

2015-2016

Volume 11,  Number  4                                                                                       August 28, 2015

Cavalier Code


UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

Open House

August 31

6pm

 

 

Senior Parent

 Information Meeting

September 3

7pm- Auditorium

 

 

TWCP @ Eisenhower

Thorne Stadium

6pm

 

 

Senior Lighting

September 10

7pm-Auditorium

 

 

 

 

STAAR Testing Schedule

12/7-12/11, 3/29-4/1

 

EOC Testing Window

 5/2-5/6

 

AP Testing Dates

5/2-5/13

 

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

 

PSAT

10/14 during school

Late arrival for Seniors 10:45 am

 

PTO Meetings @ 9:00 a.m.

LGI 2

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, 10/16, 10/30

Spring Pep Rally:  1/22

 

Important Dates

8/31 - Open House 6pm

9/3 –  Sr. Parent Info Night  

             7pm

9/10- Senior Lighting  

             Ceremony

            7pm Auditorium

9/21 -9/10/11 Grade Parent   

             Info night 7pm

TBA - Financial Aid Night

            7 p.m.

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.    

            Murrell

5/20 -PROM

5/17 -Honor Graduate   

            Breakfast

5/19 -Senior Awards

6/1-   Senior Picnic

6/3 -  Graduation 7:30 pm

            CWMP

 

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

 

Online Information

Academic Information
AST
Activities Information
Cavalier Connection - Print
CISD Calendar
CISD Website
Electronic Communication
Faculty/Staff
Parent Access Center
Parent Services
Student Services
TWCP Events
TWCP Website
Weather
Welcome to TWCP

What Bus Do I Ride?

Webstore

 

      

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-Cho

Melanie McCarthy

    Chp-Gla

Mitch Marriott

    Gib-Lat

Danny Johnson

    Lau-Pal

Tiffany Mathews

    Pam-Sk

Clint Holden

    Sl-Z

 

Counselors

Cindy Rehrig

     Lead Counselor

Debra Creel

     College and Career

Mary Edgerly

     A-B

Cindy Doud

     C-D

Junette Mihelich 

     E-Han

Tiffani Jaqua

     Hao-Lat

Vicky Woods-Hinkle

     Lau-M

Chiante Deal

     N-Roc

Leslie Cronin

    Rod-S

Jessica Beckham

    T-Z

 

 

3701 College Park Drive

The Woodlands, TX 77384

936.709.3000

 

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Open house- august 31st 6pm

                      

                                                                                                                          

FROM THE PRINCIPAL

 


We are off to a great start of the school year.  Everything has been very smooth and it seems that the students have settled in pretty quick.  I have heard nothing but great things from our teachers.  It is going to be a great school year.

 

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at Open House on Monday, August 31 at 6 p.m.  Please see the information on open house for directions.

 

Please make sure that you pay close attention to PAC during the first few weeks.  Please help us get your child off to a great start in classes.

 

Please remember that attendance is the #1 key to success in school.  The more they are here, the higher the grade in the class will be.

 

Also, if you have a question or concern about your student, please make sure that you email the teacher directly so they can answer your questions or concerns.

 

Have a great year.

 

Mark

 

PARENT ALERT: Synthetic Marijuana

Also known as fake bake, kush, serenity, XXX climax, killa gorilla, bad dragon, K2, spice, blaze, and others

    WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:

         ·         Synthetic marijuana (synthetic cannabinoids) is leading to increased hospitalizations in Montgomery County and around the country.

         ·         It is the second most popular illicit drug after marijuana and use is increasing in teenagers.

         ·         Montgomery County has experienced an increase in ER visits over the past several months due to use of these drugs, including many high school and junior high students as young as 12 years old!

         ·         As of 9/1/2015, it is illegal to possess, manufacture or sell any form of synthetic marijuana in Texas.

     WHAT YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR:

            ·         Symptoms vary due to different toxic ingredients.

            ·         Synthetic marijuana looks like potpourri and consists of leaves, stems and petals of aromatic plants such as licorice. These crushed plants are “laced with” the active chemicals and are sold as “incense” or “legal highs”.

            ·         Users may just appear “high,” but these symptoms are frequently seen:

            ·         Paranoia

            ·         Anxiety

            ·         Violent Behavior

            ·         Seizures

            ·         Low Blood Pressure and Pulse

            ·         Although it’s referred to as “marijuana,” it’s much more dangerous than regular marijuana, and the number of deaths associated with synthetic marijuana is rising.

      WHAT YOU SHOUD DO:

            ·         Educate yourself at http://www.drugfree.org/?s=synthetic+marijuana

            ·         Educate your child about the serious dangers of synthetic marijuana.

            ·         If you suspect your child or someone you know has smoked synthetic marijuana, call 911 immediately! It can save their life.

 

CISD NEEDS BUS DRIVERS:

Be all You can be. Be a School Bus Driver.

How to Apply:

Contact human resources either by phone:

936-709-7859

832-482-6859

 

Or check out:

JOB OPENINGS ONLINE

 

PTO INFORMATION

 


Team Up with TWCP PTO:

PTO Meeting - Tuesday, Sept. 8, 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!

Stay Connected!

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.

Questions? E-Mail: 

Membership - Diane Rogers at di-rogers@hotmail.com or 

2015-16 PTO President - Tina Rabson at  tinarabson@dynamiccustomrealty.com

(Click here to join online today)

 

Thank You!!!

Last week over 1,000 students per day were back at the College Park campus!! The College Park Faculty, Coaches and Staff was very busy with Band, Football, Volleyball, Team Tennis, Cross Country, Cheerleaders, Reveliers, Drill Team, MCJROTC, and Student Orientations. 

Thank you to all of the PTO Volunteers that helped support the CP Faculty & Staff with Back-To-School activities including:  Student signup for yearbook photos, distribution of Student Parking Permits, distribution of text books in the book room and Staff Appreciation Breakfast

 

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College Park Open House:

Open House will be on Monday, August. 31, beginning at 6pm. All parents will go directly to their students 1st period class. A brief announcement will begin the night. Teachers will give a brief overview of their class and some expectations. Please make sure that you arrive early as we anticipate the event to be very crowded. Please note that you will be able to join PTO and purchase a variety of school spirit items.

 

   Back to School Volunteers 

We hope everyone is having a great summer. Back to School Student Orientation is fast approaching and volunteers are needed in the following areas:

v  Bookroom volunteers assist with distributing text books to students from August 26 to September 11.

v  7am-11am morning shift and/or 11 am to 3pm afternoon shift.

 

Please  click this link to sign up for Book Room Help or contact Debbie Fitzpatrick at 281-923-5249 and she can sign you up manually


 Click here for Volunteer Sign-Up Information and Form

 

 

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Library Book Fair

Required reading books along with popular young adult books will be available at the College Park Library. This is the CP Library's primary fundraiser for the school year.

 

Aug. 27 thru Sept. 3   7am - 11am and/or 11am - 3pm

Aug 31 - During open house   5pm - Until last person is served

(English required reading will be sold)

 

Please contact Lynn Lui Llui@conroeisd.net  

 

PTO WEBSITE:  www.collegeparkpto.com 

                                                 

, students & school.

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

 

   LIBRARY BOOK FAIR:

The Library Book Fair begins this Thursday, Aug. 27.  Language Arts "required reading" titles and other popular titles will be for sale through Sept. 3. This is our only fundraiser for the year so we appreciate your support.

 

Book Fair Details:

Aug. 27 - Sept. 3    7am - 3:00pm 

Aug 31 -  Open House 5:00pm - last customer (Tax Free Day)

           Accepted forms of payment: cash, check (include DL# & DOB),credit card

 

 These are the only days Language Arts "required reading" books will be sold in the   

 Library

 

   YEARBOOKS:

Purchase:

Yearbooks will be on sale during orientation. Checks are payable to TWCP. Plain books are $65. Nameplates: $5 extra and each icon: $5

 

HOMECOMING:

TWCP Homecoming Dance:

September 19, 2015, 8pm-12am, TWCP Commons. Tickets: $25.00 per person.  Tickets may be purchased through the TWCP Web Store beginning August 24 through September 14.  Cash tickets sales may only be purchased September 7-11 in the Commons.  All students and dates must have a photo ID to enter the dance.  All students and dates must be at least a freshmen in high school and not over the age of 20 will be allowed in the dance. All students bringing a date from another school must fill out a date form and turn into the Grade Level office by September 16.

 

Homecoming Parent Volunteers:

Parent volunteers needed for the Homecoming Dance - Student Council members whose parents volunteer will receive 50 points toward the 200 points required to letter in Student Council. All members who wish to letter must participate in Homecoming and parents' volunteering satisfies this requirement. Parent volunteer forms are available in the front office, Room 3114, and at the student council meetings. Parent volunteer forms are due to the front office by September 14.

 

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

 

STUDENT PLANNERS:

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.

 

STUDENT LUNCH INFORMATION:

The meal prices for the 2014-2015 school year are below.

 

Lunch

Student Full Price                                      $ 2.65

Student Reduced Price                            $   .40

Adults/ 2nd meals                                     $ 3.35

 

Breakfast

Student Full Price                                      $ 1.15

Student Reduced Price                            $   .30

Adults/ 2nd meals                                     $ 2.10

 

Child Nutrition has a payment system for parents to apply money to their child's account.  The 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 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. 

 

Free and Reduced Meal Information:

Your student may qualify for free or reduced school meals and it is easier than ever to apply online.  All you have to do is use any computer, tablet or smartphone and go to www.applyforlunch.com  You can apply now for the 2015-2016 school year.  After completing four easy steps you will receive an immediate submission confirmation. 

 

 If you have any questions, please contact our office at (936) 709-8185

                                

SENIOR INFORMATION

 

 

SENIOR PICTURES:

Please call Blu Moon Photography for your senior yearbook appointment at 281.252.3990. Senior portrait packages are available.

See the attached flyer:

There is a $10 sitting fee payable to Blu Moon.

 

 

SENIOR INFORMATION NIGHT:

September 3, 2015 at 7pm in the Auditorium

 

SENIOR LIGHTING CEREMONY:

Seniors come start your year off with your first official “Senior” event.  September 10, 2015 at 7pm in the Auditorium.  Please send your senior’s baby pictures for the Senior Lighting (Deadline, September 4th) to the following link:  http://form.jotformpro.com/form/52265832631959

 

SENIOR DUES: 

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)                    

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 CHOIR:

 Please note that our Parent Meeting is set for Sept. 15, 2015 in College Park Auditorium at 7:00pm.   We will also be selling our spirit-wear and have signup forms for booster club membership. 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.

 

Fall Semester Events:

 

Friday, September 11, 4:00-7:00: Orchestra Picnic at Shadowbend Park.

Tuesday, September 8, 7:00 pm:  Mandatory Parent/Student meeting in the Auditorium

Meet Dr. K, Ms. Melissa Clouthier our Booster President, and each other; How to log onto Charms; Booster membership sign-up, Calendar of events, Spring Trip; collect ALL travel/medical and Handbook Forms and Fees... and more.

Saturday, September 18, 6:00pm: Symphony performs Anthem at Home game (Stadium).

Saturday, September 19, 9:00 am-12:00 pm: Houston Symphony Region Audition Workshop at The Woodlands HS.  Free workshop provided by CISD and the Houston Symphony Orchestra.

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 6, 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.

 

 

TWCP ATHLETICS

 

 

TWCP CAVALIER FOOTBALL:

 

2015 FOOTBALL

Season Ticket Sales Information

 Below is our 2015 Varsity Football schedule.

 

 

DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION (Bold=Home)

August 27

Pearland

The Rig Stadium    7:00 pm

September 5

Eisenhower

WW Thorne Stadium   6:00 pm

September 11

Katy Taylor

Woodforest Stadium   7:00 pm

September 18

Adline – Davis (Homecoming)

Woodforest Stadium   7:00 pm

September 26

Atascocita

Turner Stadium    6:00 pm

October 3

OPEN

 

October 9

TWHS (visitor)

Woodforest Stadium   7:00 pm

October 16

ORHS (home)

Woodforest Stadium   7:00 pm

October 22

Summer Creek

Turner Stadium    7:00 pm

October 30

Kingwood (Sr. Night)

Woodforest Stadium   7:00 pm

November 6

Conroe

Moorhead Stadium    7:00 pm

 

NEW! On-line ticket sales

http://www.conroeisdtickets.com/

Beginning August 11th, football season tickets may be purchased on-line

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

 

TWCP CHEER:

College Park Cheer joins Interfaith Food Pantry to

“Spread the Bread with a Peanut Butter And Jelly”

Food Drive

Drop Off Location: Commons

Now - Sept. 4th

 

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

 


CPHS Library

Book Fair

(Aug. 27 - Sept. 3)

7 a.m. - 3 p.m. & during Open House

 

Required Reading

For Sale

 

These dates

ONLY

 

 

CLASS RINGS:

Herff-Jones will be sending home information with your students on September 10th about class rings.  They will be on campus for sales on September 15th 10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm and September 16th 10am-1pm.

 

 

 TWCP CLUB INFORMATION

 

 

STUDENT COUNCIL:

Our first meeting will be held in the Commons, Monday, August 24, 6pm in the Commons. Dues are $20.00 and includes a Student Council t-shirt. Student Council meets bi-monthly on Mondays at 6pm in the Commons.  Please come join us!

 

 

 

Clubs and Service Organizations will begin the first few weeks of school, please check back for more information as it becomes available.

 

 

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,