Volume 9, Number 34 April 21, 2014
Cavalier Calendar Highlights
April 18, 2014
NHS Induction Ceremony
April 21, 2014
AP Testing Dates
May 13, 2014
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, 5/13
PTO Brown Bag Lunches
@ 11:00 am - LGI
10/17, 11/14, 1/23
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
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
“Swords of Success” Students
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
UPDATED SCHOOL CALENDAR:
Because of the inclement weather the school calendar has been adjusted as follows:
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 at 7:30 pm at the
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion gates open at 6:30 pm
Team Up with TWCP PTO:
PTO Meeting: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 9am LGI 2
PTO Officer Nominations for 2014-2015 school year:
PTO Office Nominations are now being taken for the 2014-2015 school year. If you are interested in one of the positions or would like to make a nomination, please email
Anne Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to nominate.
Senior Send-Off Information:
Despite our fundraising efforts we find ourselves short on funds to put on Senior Send Off (aka Operation Graduation). We need cash donations. We need volunteers to work the graduation party and help with planning the event.
Please go to
LOCK-IN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Looking for cheerful parent volunteers on event night from all grade levels. Special note to FRESH, SOPH & JUNIOR PARENTS - This truly is a calling to "pay-it-forward.
Corporate donations and matching gifts are welcomed. Please support Senior Send-off and join in sending this class of 2014 off into their first day as high school graduates, happy, tired and alive!
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.
Insperity Golf Tournament Volunteer needed:
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.
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/#
From the Librarians:
Final Semester Countdown...
Clear your Library record before May!
Overdue Library Books?
• Return overdue Library book(s).
• See Librarian to pay overdue fines.
Clear your Library record!
Questions? Call the Library @ (936) 709-3060
2014 David’s Dream Run:
Benefiting The David Center at Texas Children’s Hospital
This is an annual fun run that David Elementary hosts at Woodforest stadium. One-hundred percent of the funds raised go to Texas Children's Hospital to support the David Center in honor of David Vetter (aka "the Bubble Boy).
Saturday, May 10th, 2014 8:00am – 10:00am
Woodforest Bank Stadium in Shenandoah
Arrival Time: 7:30am; 1 Mile (fun run) Start Time: 8:00am; 5K Start Time: 8:30am
Pre-Registration (by May 1st) for more information contact Cindy Kupfer at 936.525.7441, firstname.lastname@example.org
TWCP- DRIVER EDUCATION CLASSES:
Now available on-line at www.esc6.net information and registration for the next session, starting in June. For more information call: 936.435.8325
Classroom Dates: June 16, 17, 18 and 19
Session #169798 8am -10am Group A
Session #169799 10am-12 pm Group B
Classroom Location: Portable Building #9/The Woodlands HS
Classroom/Lab Phase Dates: July 9th thru July 24th (Monday-Friday)
Session#169798 8am-12pm Group A
Session#169799 8am-12pm Group B
Classroom/Lab Phase Location: Portable Building#9/The Woodlands HS
Academy of Science and Technology from The Woodlands wins the 2014 Texas Envirothon:
Houston, Texas, April 10, 2014—Academy of Science and Technology Team Alligator placed first at the Texas Envirothon which took place April 5–7, 2014, at the University of Houston-Clear Lake campus in Houston, Texas. Woodlands College Park Team 2 placed second, while Richardson High School Team C took third place.
Students on the winning team are Horatia Fang, Manasi Joshi, Colton Nettleton, Eleanor Shaul and Andie Tong. The team advisors are Linda Costanzo and Larry Walker.
Awards were given to the top scoring teams on the field exam by topic and for the top team in the oral presentation during a Monday afternoon ceremony at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. In Aquatics, The John Cooper School Team B and Richardson Team A tied for first place. Tied in Forestry were The Academy of Science and Technology Team A and Richardson Team C. The Academy of Science and Technology Team A took first place in Soils. Tied for first in Wildlife were Academy of Science and Technology Team C and Georgetown 4-H. The Current Issue winner was The John Cooper School Team A. J Frank Dobie Team Awesome won first in Oral Presentation. Two special awards were also presented—J Frank Dobie High School Team Awesome received the Extra Mile award and the Rookie Team award was presented to Georgetown 4-H for earning the top field test score among first-time team participants.
Twenty-one teams from 13 schools participated in the competition. Participating schools were Academy of Science and Technology, The Woodlands; The John Cooper School, The Woodlands; The Woodlands College Park High School, The Woodlands; Richardson High School, Richardson; South Grand Prairie High School, Grand Prairie; Harlingen South High School, Harlingen; Carroll Senior High School, Southlake; J Frank Dobie High School, Houston; Georgetown 4-H, Georgetown; St Thomas High School, Houston; Sam Houston High School, Arlington; Science Academy of South Texas, Mercedes; and Rio Hondo High School, Rio Hondo.
The fun began on Saturday afternoon with student training workshops offered by a variety of professionals. During the presentations, students received training in aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, and oral presentation skills. The hands-on portion of the training occurred at the Armand Bayou Nature Center, which included fish and invertebrate identification and a walking tour of the nature trails and restored prairie.
Presenters included John Boyette, Texas A&M Forest Service; Dennis Brezina, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service; Stephen Curtis and Jenny Oakley, Environmental Institute of Houston; Andy Sipocz, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department; Kathy Garland, University of Houston-Clear Lake; Michelle Holyfield and Alex Stanton, Eastman Chemical Company; AJ Vale and Jeff Hill, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and James Rogers, Natural Resources Conservation Service.
The field competition began on Sunday morning at the University of Houston-Clear Lake in Houston, Texas. Ninety-nine students as well as 18 team advisors endured morning rain showers to complete the field test portion of the competition. Questions on the field test ranged from identifying animal skulls and aquatic invertebrates and taking tree measurements to describing soil textures and discussing sustainable local agriculture.
To help students prepare for Sunday evening’s challenge, which was to develop a presentation addressing how to best build a community sustainable food garden in a food desert with the City of Houston, Angela Chandler, education director and program manager for The Garden Academy, and Chris LaChance, director of education for Urban Harvest, gave presentations on the current issue topic—sustainable local agriculture/locally grown.
On Sunday evening, the students were sequestered for three hours to work on their presentations. The presentations were delivered to a panel of five judges on Monday morning.
More than 40 volunteers contributed over 170 volunteer hours while undertaking a variety of jobs that included monitoring the field stations, taking photographs, leading students to each station, grading the field tests and serving as judges for the oral presentations.
Sponsors of the 2014 Texas Envirothon were Access Midstream, Eastman Chemical Company, Enbridge, ExxonMobil Baytown, Entergy, the Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation, GSI Environmental, Capital Farm Credit, Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority, JSC Federal Credit Union, Texas Association of Environmental Professionals, Environmental Institute of Houston, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Texas Association for Environmental Education, Reilly Realtors LLC, Harris County Soil & Water Conservation District, Montgomery County SWCD, Coastal Plains SWCD, Bowie County SWCD, Alamo SWCD, Walker County SWCD, Upshur Gregg SWCD, Armand Bayou Nature Center, Law Ranch Cattle Company, Moondog Farms, Natural Resources Conservation Service, North American Envirothon, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M Forest Service, Texas Master Naturalists, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Garden Academy and Urban Harvest.
CAP AND GOWN DELIVERY: May 15th during all lunches (for information or to order, contact www.myhjgrad.com)
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion at 7:30 pm. Gates will open at 6:30 pm.
Senior Dues are $120. Senior class dues are for all the activities throughout the year; dues increased 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.
Senior prom is right around the corner on May 23, 2014. Prom tickets to those who have paid their senior dues will be available only May 12-15 during all lunches. Seniors who have not paid senior dues or have holds on items or books, will not be permitted to obtain tickets or attend the upcoming senior picnic and prom. Dues of $120.00 may be paid in the Grade Level Office to Mrs. Hurtado or Mrs. Green.
Seniors who have paid dues may purchase a ticket for $65.00 for their guest. All guests must complete a Guest Registration Form which is available now in the GLO.
TWCP Prom Protocol and Expectations
v All TWCP students MUST have a TWCP student I.D. in their possession and present it to school officials prior to entrance. Guests must also have their school I.D. or Texas Driver’s License and present it at check in to school officials. Out of school dates must be pre-approved. (Forms are in GLO and must be filled out and returned by May 16th)
v Students who are currently suspended, assigned to In-School Suspension, D.A.E.P., or expelled at the time of the dance are not allowed to attend.
v Students who are scheduled to HOMEBOUND PLACEMENT are prohibited from attending the prom.
v All students are to remain at the prom. Anyone who leaves the prom will not be allowed to return. Students who leave the event cannot purchase another ticket in an attempt to gain admittance. Once a person departs from the prom they must leave the premises.
v Administrators have the right to deny entrance to the prom.
v Students are responsible for their own transportation.
v All students are expected to conduct themselves in a mature manner. All school rules and expectations are enforced during the prom. Out of school dates must adhere to TWCP school rules and CISD policies.
v All students must respect the personal body space of other students. Provocative and/or lewd dancing or behavior is forbidden. Students behaving in a provocative and/or lewd manner will be removed from the prom.
v There are no refunds for anyone who leaves the dance or is removed by a school district employee.
v Students are required to be in appropriate attire for the prom. Students wearing extreme and/or provocative attire will not be allowed entrance into the prom. In keeping with the elegance of the occasion, students will not be permitted to change out of their formalwear into casual clothes at the Marriott. Additionally, College Park administration and faculty will not receive backpacks or bags with clothing changes at the coat check. Parents may not drop off bags for their students at the prom.
v Respect for all chaperones, administrators, teachers and Marriott employees is expected, and failure to meet this expectation will result in removal from the prom. Students removed will not have their tickets refunded.
v School administrators have complete and final authority during prom.
v TWCP is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items during the prom; this includes, but is not limited to, personal property and vehicles.
v Any disciplinary infractions or removal from prom could result in non-participation in graduation activities.
v Shoes must be worn at all times.
v No outside food or drink is allowed on the premises.
v Prom tickets are numbered & registered to individual students:
No Transfers ~ No Exchanges ~ No Refunds
v Any attempt to violate the ticket rules will result in removal from the prom.
v Prom tickets are only good with a valid school ID card. Out of school dates must present identification and be pre-approved.
v Prom tickets are invalid if the ticket number has been altered, removed, or becomes unreadable.
v Prom tickets will not be sold at the door.
Many local and state scholarships have been added to the scholarship list on family connection. Log into family connection, click on colleges, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on scholarship list. If you click on the word date two times, it will put them in deadline order. Check frequently, as scholarships are added almost daily during the spring semester. If you or your child needs a login, please contact Ms. Gowans in the College and Career Center: email@example.com If a student needs a letter of recommendation from a counselor or a teacher, please remember that the request needs to be made 15 days in advance. Counselor letters are requested in the College and Career Center, teacher letters are directly requested from the student to the teacher. Remember that any scholarships that require an official transcript must be turned into the college and career center with ADEQUATE TIME to be mailed. We cannot give a parent or student an official transcript.
If a scholarship needs to be received by a specific date and you do not give us adequate time for it to be mailed, it is the responsibility of the student to provide a pre-paid FedEx or UPS envelope. Please do not use the US Postal Service. TWCP cannot reimburse a student, so correct postage must be provided. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Creel in the College and Career Center at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yearbooks are forever. Keep the memories alive for your student.
I was reviewing the 2013-2014 yearbook sales and I noticed that you had not yet purchased a book for your child. The deadline is April 18 and then the opportunity is gone. The book only costs $65 with a nameplate for $70 and extra icons $5 each.
In-school in the commons at lunch until April 18. Bring check (payable to TWCP yearbook) or cash
Bring to room 3112
charge: go to www.balfour.com and then click on “Balfour” again or “How to Order”
Only 25 extra will be ordered and they will cost $100 so order now!
Any questions: email@example.com
If you have already bought a yearbook, please notify us immediately we can make sure your child is updated in our system.
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
The students of Rhythm N Blue are going to be painting street numbers to raise money for new uniforms again this year. They will start this weekend, weather permitting, and may paint next weekend or by appointment. They will paint the street numbers in durable outdoor paint either plain or with custom decoration, including the CP logo, Texas Flag, a number of sports symbols, music, drama and other fun designs. Last year, we received a number of comments that our students did a better job than those they had paid more to be done before. The suggested donation is $30. Anyone who would like to have their street number painted can contact Erin Bodhaine at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't miss performances of The Glass Menagerie. Performances are April 24, 25, 26 and 28 at 7:00pm in the CP Black Box. Tickets are $5.00 for students and $7.00 for Adults. Seating is limited. To reserve a ticket, contact Valerie Labonski at email@example.com or call 936-709-3135.
TWCP TOUCHDOWN CLUB:
It’s time for the 2014 CP Touchdown Club Golf Tournament!
Please join us on Monday May 12, 2014 for our annual Cavalier Open.
Come enjoy a great day of golf while interacting with great parents and our awesome coaches.
The day will start with lunch; a 1 pm shotgun start followed by dinner and silent auction all at Canongate, The Woodlands.
Can’t golf? Then please join us for the dinner and silent auction at 6 pm
TWCP LADY CAVALIER SOFTBALL:
Lady Cavalier Spring Classic Car Show
Proceeds benefit the lady Cavalier Softball Team of the The Woodlands College Park High School
April 26, 2014 - TWCP
$20 Entry Fee
Open to all Pre-1979 Cars and Trucks
Best of Show Award - 50/50 Jar
For more information contact: Ken Hutchens 281.235.6118 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
TWCP ATHLETIC SIGNING:
Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent
From Left to Right: Kyle Robertson, Wrestling- Ouachita Baptist University, Morgan Carpenter, Cheer- Blinn College, Chris Williams, Track/CC-Stephen F. Austin University, Alyssa McNeely, Volleyball-U of California, San Diego, Scott Mayberry, Swim/Dive-MIT, Colton Farmer, Football-University of Mary, Jayvon Jackson, Football-South Dakota School of Mines, Chance Givens, Football-Texas Lutheran University, Jayden Holden, Football/Baseball-Trinity University, Jacob Mardick, Baseball- Millsaps College and Beth Mahnke, Soccer-Schreiner University
TWCP CLUB INFORMATION
Thank you SO much for having Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center out on Friday for another VERY successful blood drive!
There were 180 products total with the following breakdown:
56 White blood
In total, there were 138 people who came out to donate, 118 of which were eligible to give, resulting in 180 products collected! WOW! This helps save up to 540 LIVES!
College Park HOSA recently conducted its 8th annual hygiene drive. We collected over 350 pounds of hygiene products for Interfaith of the Woodlands. Products included items such as toilet paper, laundry detergent, soap, shampoo. diapers, toothpaste and more. These are all products that are needed but most people do not think to donate.
NHS Induction Ceremony:
Monday, April 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm. TWCP Auditorium
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.