Volume 9, Number 18 December 9, 2013
Cavalier Calendar Highlights
December 9, 2013
7pm - Auditorium
Financial Aid Night
December 23 – January 6
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: 6/2-6/5
Seniors Spring: 5/27-5/30
Senior Parent Info: 9/5
Senior Lighting: 9/12
Senior Mtg w/Dr. Murrell: 5/9
Honor Graduate Breakfast: 5/20
Senior Awards Night: 5/22
Senior Picnic: 6/3
Senior Send-off: 6/3
TAKS Testing Schedule
STAAR Testing Schedule
EOC Testing Window
TAKS Exit Retest Schedule
AP Testing Dates
SAT Test Dates
10/5, 11/2, 12/7, 1/24, 3/8, 5/3, 6/7
ACT Test Dates
9/21, 10/26, 12/14, 2/8, 4/12, 6/14
10/16 during school
Late arrival for Seniors 10:45 am
PTO Meetings @ 9:00 a.m.
9/10, 10/8, 11/5, 1/14, 2/4, 3/18, 4/8
PTO Brown Bag Lunches
@ 11:00 am - LGI
10/17, 11/14, 1/23
5/1 “Let’s Have a Party” 7pm
Pep Rally Dates
9/6, 9/13, 10/9(Homecoming Parade), 10/25, 11/1
Spring Pep Rally: 1/24, 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 – Incoming 9th Parent
Info Night 7pm
2/6 – Eyes Wide Open 7 p.m.
2/10 -Upperclassman (9,10,11)
Parent Info Night -- 7pm
2/12 -Parent Help Night 4-6pm
2/20-Advanced Course Info
Night – 7pm
4/14 - Myth, Hype & Reality
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
6/5 11:30 am
School Holidays (Students)
9/2, 11/25-29, 12/223-1/6, 1/20
2/17, 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
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Fall Exam Schedule:
Tuesday, December 17th
1st period 7:20-7:52
2nd period 7:59-8:31
3rd period 8:38-9:10
4th period 9:17-11:17 (EXAM)
5th period 11:24-1:20
6th period 1:27-1:58
7th period 2:05-2:35
Wednesday, December 18th
1st period 7:20-9:20 (EXAM)
2nd period 9:30-11:30 (EXAM)
Thursday, December 19th
3rd period 7:20-9:20 (EXAM)
5th period 9:30-11:30 (EXAM)
Friday, December 20th
6th period 7:20 – 9:20 (EXAM)
7th period 9:30- 11:30 (EXAM)
SPRING SEMESTER INFORMATION:
Students will report to their homerooms on January 7th to receive their new schedules, and other information to prepare for the spring semester. Signs will be posted in the hallways to inform the students of their homeroom locations.
Team Up with TWCP PTO
College Park Continues the Tradition of Giving for the Holidays!!
College Park High School and PTO have adopted CISD’s Runyan Elementary, located 15 minutes north of the Woodlands, to help provide much needed assistance, support and mentoring to disadvantaged children. Runyan is considered a “Title 1” school which is defined as a low social, economic school with little parental support. Over the past three years, the College Park PTO has had the honor of orchestrating a holiday party for the entire Runyan School. The students were ecstatic! TWCP wishes to continue its tradition this year by helping to host another holiday party for the whole school, all 630 students! Each student will make an ornament or similar craft, decorate cookies, enjoy a snack and participate in a book swap. This project, being so large, will require the additional support of our school and community. We will need craft supplies, snack items, and the sum of 630 age appropriate new reading books that will need to be wrapped. By making a cash donation, these funds will help pay for the items mentioned above and give these children a wonderful, lasting memory. You may choose to become a classroom Co-sponsor or a Grade Level Co-sponsor. For co-sponsorship opportunities (families or businesses) see (Printable Sponsorship Form). Please help The College Park PTO with this wonderful holiday project by making a monetary donation (payable to TWCP PTO) or giving a few hours of your time. Donations can be turned in to the front office at CP. For more information contact Marlene Killian at email@example.com.
UPDATE on books donated: The students donated over 1,700 books to their adopted school, Runyan Elementary! Go CAVS!!!
College Park is searching for more Runyan Elves!
So much work, so little time! The Runyan Holiday Event is quickly upon us and we are still in need of additional "Runyan Elves" to help assist with festivities on Thursday, December 19th. There is so much joy and laughter to see you will not want to miss out on this wonderful opportunity. Please consider sparing a few hours out of your day to help children make crafts, play games, and provide yummy treats to our beloved adopted school Runyan Elementary. The gift of giving is priceless! Please contact Marlene Killian at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
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/#
TWCP- Driver Education Classes:
Now available on-line at www.esc6.net registration for the next class held at the TWCP campus on December 2nd session (#161841). Also we also have a class starting on January 27th that would make an excellent “CHRISTMAS PRESENT”.
All that you have to do is log on to website click on the driver-ed icon and locate session click on for more information and follow the steps to register for course. Class space is limited to first come first served….HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON!
If you need to sign up and register for student parking the fee will be $37.50 for the Spring Semester. For more information, please contact the Grade Level office.
FINANCIAL AID NIGHTS:
Conroe ISD High Schools will each host financial aid nights throughout the fall semester. Any CISD parent is welcome to attend at any high school. Registration is not required. Primarily designed for parents of seniors, underclassmen parents are welcome to attend. These are general presentations on financial aid and not work-sessions or financial planning nights. General information on FAFSA, TASFA, merit vs. need based aid, Texas Tomorrow Fund, IRS documentation and general application processes will be discussed. These are approved nights through CISD and presented by college admissions and financial aid professionals.
Dec 9th @ 7:00 PM, College Park High School-LGI 1300
Senior Dues are $110. Senior class dues of $100 are for all the activities throughout the year; dues will increase to $120 after Spring Break . Please see Mr. Holden or Mr. Livecchi for more information, or if you are having difficulty paying senior dues.
Senior Dues Cover:
Senior Lighting Program
Senior T-Shirt (Spring)
Senior Dues do NOT Cover:
Cap, Gown or Graduation Announcements Prom Date Ticket
Homecoming Ticket Panoramic Picture
*Senior Dues are optional. Seniors do not have to pay any dues to graduate.
*Seniors who graduate early may still pay dues and participate in all activities. An early
graduate cannot go as a date to prom. They are considered seniors and must pay dues.
*Any senior attending prom MUST pay dues.
Yearbook Sale: Following the theme for the 2013-2014 yearbook, we are trying to hold the price at $65, but we need your continued support. Checks are payable to TWCP yearbook or bring cash. For charge sales, go to www. balfour.com
Advertising space is also filling. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information. Make the extra special for your child.
Any parent wishing to submit pictures for consideration in the yearbook may email them to above email address. We accept only large jpegs or pictures at 300dpi. Please include a brief explanation with student's identified in the photo.
Purchase a lasting memory for your senior. The yearbook is forever. Through the years, pictures, sports programs, and all the other memorabilia of high school will be lost or discarded, but the yearbook is always there waiting like a silent friend to take your senior back the their “glory days”.
Create a lasting tribute for your senior. Buy a senior ad. Contact information:
email@example.com or call after school starts: 936.709.3245
Space is always limited. Buy early to reserve a precious memory.
TWCP FINE ARTS
Varsity Choir/Orchestra Winter Concert – December9, 2013.
7pm in the Auditorium
CAVALIER CHOIR CHARMS INFO:
Please take a minute to help us communicate more effectively with you by updating your information in Charms.
To do this:
Thanks for helping us be able to stay in touch to keep our students informed and successful.
Varsity Winter Choir/Orchestra Concert – 7pm December 9, 2013 in the Auditorium
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.
TWHS Invitational – Dec. 6-7 5pm and 9am
Kingwood/Humble – Dec. 11 5pm
Falcon Classic/Foster HS - Dec 14 9am
Come out and support the CP Wrestling Team and watch some intense action!
TWCP SWIM AND DIVE TEAM:
November 22 and 23 the Varsity Swim and Dive team participated in the TISCA Gulf Invite, the women placed 2nd and the men placed 3rd.
Outstanding individual performances were: Dorothy Halmy 3rd in the 200 IM and 2nd in the 100 Fly, Jonathan Tybur 1st in the 100 breaststroke, Cole Byrd 3rd in the 50 Freestyle, and Scott Mayberry 3rd in the 500 Freestyle. The women’s 200 yard Medley relay swam to a 2nd place finish with a team of Isabel Tank, Victoria Hunt, Dorothy Halmy, and Abrianna Dolfi. The men won the 400 yard freestyle relay, members were Scott Mayberry, Jonathon Tybur, Seth Mandel, and Cole Byrd. Additionally the women’s diving team had 3 divers in the top 10: Anne Crea 2nd, Claire Andrews 5th, Emma Dellmore 9th and for the men Douglas Torluemke placed 6th.
Senior Night will be Thursday, December 12 at the CISD Natatorium
December 12 – Magnolia (Sr. Night) – 5:30/6:30 @ CISD Natatorium
December 19 – @Klein Collins 4:45/5:45
December 20 – JV Districts 1:00/2:00 @CISD Natatorium
CHILD DEVELOPMENT CLASS:
Child Development Class presented - “The Night Before Thanksgiving”
TWCP CLUB INFORMATION
Texas Torque Robotics Team had the honor, along with four other award-winning teams from across the United States, of opening the 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on November 28, 2013 in New York City. Texas Torque, which is made up of student from The Academy of Science and Technology, College Park High School, The Woodlands High School and Oak Ridge High School, was part of a three-team alliance that won the World Champion title at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics World Championship in May of this year.
What is Best Buddies?
Best Buddies is organization where College Park High School students with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities are matched in one-to-one friendships. As a high school student at CP, we hope that you can be a Peer Buddy with one our students for the rest of this academic year. You may also join as an Associate Member and help with our parties, special events or serve on a committee. For more information, go to the club website: http://twcp.conroeisd.net/clubs/bestbuddies/
Our Next Events
Monday, December 9th in the Library from 2:45 – 3:30
Friday, December 13th at Oak Ridge High Cafeteria
Open to all members and their friends.
7pm – 8:30pm We will have pizza. Please bring a snack, dessert or soft drink.
MEAL PRICES FOR THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR:
This is due to the equity in school lunch price mandate that is part of the Healthy, Hunger- Free Kids Act. The goal of the mandate is for the free reimbursement to be equal to the paid meal price (including paid meal reimbursement). USDA does not want free reimbursement funds to subsidize the paid meal in any way.
The 13-14 meal prices are below:
Reduced Lunch $ .40
Reduced Breakfast $ .30
Adult Lunch/ Student Second Lunch $3.25
Adult Breakfast/ Student Second Breakfast $2.10
9-12 Breakfast Menu
October 21-December 20
Week of 1 (alternating schedule)
Week of 2 (alternating schedule)
High School Lunch Menu
October 21-December 20
Week of 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/9
Week of 10/2/,11/11,12/2,12/16:
A La Carte Items available (Daily Selection varies by campus)
Just a reminder all information is also on our website: http://twcp.conroeisd.net
You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter
The Conroe Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.
The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding these non-discrimination policies:
Title IX Coordinator, 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936)-709-7700 and the Section 504/ADA Coordinator,
3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936) 709-7670.