Volume 8, Number 40 May 31, 2013
Cavalier Calendar Highlights
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 8, 2013
August 9, 2103
August 12, 2013
August 13, 2013
August 14, 2013
College Board School Code
Family Connection website
Progress Report Dates
1st 9-weeks: 9/19, 10/10
2nd 9-weeks: 11/14, 12/12
3rd 9-weeks: 2/6, 2/27
4th 9-weeks: 4/17, 5/8
Report Card Dates
1st 9-weeks: 10/26 w/ student
2nd 9-weeks: 1/11 w/student
3rd 9-weeks: 3/28 w/student
4th 9-weeks: 6/13 (Mailed)
Math – TBA
Science – TBA
Fall Exams: 12/18-12/21
Spring Exams: 6/3-6/6
Seniors Spring: 5/28-5/31
Senior Parent Info: 9/6
Senior Lighting: 9/13
Senior Meeting: 5/10
Honor Graduate Breakfast: 5/21
Senior Awards Night: 5/21
Senior Picnic: 6/3
Senior Send-off: 6/3
TAKS Testing Schedule
STAAR Testing Schedule
Late Arrival for Seniors:
May 7, 8 and 9 ONLY:
TAKS Exit Retest Schedule
AP Testing Dates
SAT Test Dates
10/6 11/3, 12/1, 1/26, 3/9, 5/4, 6/1
ACT Test Dates
9/8, 10/27, 12/8, 2/9, 4/13, 6/8
10/17 during school
PTO Meetings @ 9:00 a.m.
9/11, 10/9, 11/13, 1/15, 2/12, 3/19, 4/9, 5/TBD
PTO Brown Bag Lunches
@ 11:00 am - LGI 1
10/18, 11/14 and 4/17
Pep Rally Dates
8/31, 10/5, 10/18, 11/2, 3/28
12/3 – Financial Aide Night
2/5 – Incoming 9th Parent Info
2/7 – Eyes Wide Open 7 p.m.
2/11 – 10-12 Grade Parent Info
Night -- 7pm
2/21 – Parent Help Night
3/26-Advanced Course Info
Night – 7pm
4/11 - Myth, Hype & Reality
5/10 – Senior Meeting 8am
5/21 – Honor Graduate
5/21 -Senior Awards
6/3- Senior Picnic
6/3 - Graduation
Early Release Days
10/19 11:30 am
12/21 11:30 am
6/6 11:30 am
School Holidays (Students)
9/3, 11/19-23, 12/24-1/7, 1/21
2/18, 3/11-15, 3/29, 5/27
Dr. Mark A. Murrell
Dr. Susan Caffrey
Associate Principal of
Dr. Susan Hersperger
Mitch Marriott/Kay Galindo
College and Career
3701 College Park Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77384
MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL:
COLLEGE PARK GRADUATION
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 3, 2013
URGENT LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL INFORMATION:
BEGINNING JUNE 4TH:
· No backpacks/large purses are to be brought to school
· Last day to access lockers will be June 4th
EXAMS AND LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
UNDERCLASSMAN EXAM SCHEDULE:
Monday, June 3rd
5th Period EXAM 7:20 – 9:20
2nd Period 9:30 – 10:37
4th Period (LUNCH) 10:44 – 12:07
6th Period 12:14 – 1:21
7th Period 1:28 – 2:35
Tuesday, June 4th –EARLY RELEASE
1st Period Exam 7:20 - 9:20
2nd Period Exam 9:30 – 11:30
Wednesday, June 5th- EARLY RELEASE
3rd Period Exam 7:20 - 9:20
4th Period Exam 9:30 – 11:30
Thursday, June 6th-EARLY RELEASE
6th Period Exam 7:20 - 9:20
7th Period Exam 9:30 – 11:30
Traffic construction has begun on HWY 242, from I-45 to Honor Roll Drive. To prevent being tardy to school, please plan accordingly.
Summer hours are 8am -4pm
Monday - Thursday
Parents our webstore is live for you to be able to go in and check to see if your student owes any fines, dues or other charges that may have occurred through the school year which would put a hold on their account.
All students already have accounts, they just need to follow the directions.
Use student ID as "Username" and first initial and last name as "password". DO NOT click on the "SETUP" button...they do not need to set up an account.
Using the WebStore to pay debts.
· Parents/Students login to the WebStore using the provided instructions.
· The student’s name and balance due will appear under the Login. To pay on the debt, click on the “Pay Debts”.
· The student’s debts will show.
· Parents can elect to pay all, or uncheck what they don’t want to pay on. This allows them to make a partial payment. When they click on Update Totals, the balance due amount for checkout will change. “Add to Cart” will take them to the following screen.
· Now they can Checkout…. The system will ask for their billing information, etc.
· Anything that was put “on account” for a student will show up on the WebStore.
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
VOLUNTEERS DESPERATELY NEEDED! - We need help!! Please sign up now by going to the "Get Involved" tab on our web site, www.cpseniorsendoff.webs.com or simply contact Andrea McCole at email@example.com. Many spots still need to be filled for Games and Casino. Please stay all night if possible.
REGISTER NOW: Seniors can register online via credit card or PayPal through May 30th. It's still ONLY $30. Payment can also be dropped off at the front office. Please note, at-the-door price is $40, cash only. To register online and learn all about this FUN-FILLED NIGHT, go to: www.cpseniorsendoff.webs.com.
Senior Send Off is funded 100% by donations from parents and local businesses. It is not just an event, it is designed to save the lives of our graduates and those in the community. Please take a moment to visit www.cpseniorsendoff.webs.com and sign up to VOLUNTEER or DONATE. We are so grateful for financial help and volunteers from parents of all grades. Thank you for keeping this program and our seniors ALIVE! Questions, contact Barbara Hughes or Dee Gelsomini at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailto:email@example.com"mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2013/2014 PTO Board is as follows:
President: LaVette Bell
VP Programs: Nicole Johnson
VP Membership: Gwen Lau
VP Ways & Means: Lori Brundrett
Secretary: Sue Schnur
Treasurer: Marrianne Westfall
EXAMS AND LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
The senior exam schedule is above, the seniors’ last day of classes will be Friday, May 31, 2013 (dismissal for students will be at 9:30 am) unless discipline consequences occur in which the last day of school would be the date the consequence ends or June 6, 2013. At this time, we will confirm all graduates and notify your parents if you will not be participating. Please see the schedule below and know that you are expected to be here at the designated times as required by law. Failure to do so may result in a zero for the final exam and could alter your graduation status. Seniors with early release or late arrival must plan on being in attendance at the designated time that they have a class scheduled.
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
Senior Dues are $120. Please see Mr. Johnson or Mr. Holden for more information, or if you are having difficulty paying senior dues.
Senior Dues Cover:
Senior Lighting Program Senior Lighting Materials (2013) Prom Ticket
Senior T-Shirt (Spring) Prom Favor Marriot Rental
Prom Decorations King/Queen Crowns Prom Program
Senior Picnic Catering Rental for Senior Picnic DJ for Picnic
Entertainment at Picnic Senior Class Gifts to College Park
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 are not able to pick and choose what their dues will cover. It is “all or none”.
*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.
The Senior picnic is on Monday, June 3 at Northshore Park from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Please remember that this is a school function and behavior and dress must be appropriate. You must have paid senior dues in order to attend this function.
Seniors will meet for practice on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 8:15 a.m. in the New Gym. You must be on time. Seniors will then board school buses and will be transported to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Graduation practice is mandatory to participate in Graduation 2013. All seniors must ride the bus to and from the Pavilion. Practice should be over about 10:45 a.m. at which time the seniors will be brought back to TWCP. At this time, you will receive your graduation tickets.
Each graduate will receive tickets for graduation. We anticipate that each graduate will receive 4 tickets. You will be issued your tickets on the bus once we return to College Park from graduation practice. All remaining seats and the lawn will be available for additional seating. There are six areas for handicapped seating. Handicapped guests do not need a ticket for these areas, and we ask that only one family member sit in this area if assistance is needed. Other family members may in other available seating. Ushers will be available to escort handicapped guests to their seats.
Seniors should arrive for graduation by 6:30 pm. Upon arrival, seniors will line up as practiced in the prearranged alphabetic order. At 7:30 pm the Class of 2013 will enter the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion seating area. The gates at the Pavilion will open at 6:30 pm, and we ask all guests to be seated by 7:15 pm.
All parking areas for the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion will be available. You may enter the Pavilion from either side to avoid congestion and delays, so we encourage the use of all available lots. Please remember that parking at the mall and some surrounding areas is not permissible. Be sure to observe the “No Parking” areas, as they are strictly enforced. You may also use the Pavilion Parking Garage but they will be charging a parking fee for that area.
Girls should wear dresses or dress slacks (no shorts or jeans) and dress shoes. Do not bring a purse. Boys should wear dress slacks, a white shirt, and tie. Flip flops or tennis shoes are not allowed.
SENIOR GRADUATION PHOTOS
Flash Photography will take pictures as you graduate as well as when you leave the stage. They will contact you directly when the pictures are available. Guests will not be allowed near the graduate seating area to take pictures. We ask that you observe the solemnity of this occasion.
CONDUCT AND BEHAVIOR
We are very excited to graduate at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. You are reminded that this is a formal and serious occasion and you are expected to exhibit conduct that is appropriate for the dignity of the ceremony. Students and the audience should exhibit class and dignity and hold applause until the last graduate has crossed the stage. Any inappropriate behavior will result in removal from the Pavilion. As a reminder, no air horns or noisemakers are allowed.
It's a great time of year for our current Juniors! It's registration time for CISD's Annual Destination College Program. We are so lucky to host this program at TWCP each year. This gives juniors a great jump on the college application process going into that ever so important summer between junior and senior year. The last three summers have been super successful. The program can fill up, so make sure to apply quickly!
DATES: June 13 & 14
TIME: 8:45 – 2:30 (Day 1)
9:00 – 2:00 (Day 2)
PLACE: College Park HS
AUDIENCE: Rising seniors
Cost: $25 (includes food and a shirt!), $10 if you are on free or reduced lunch. If payment is a problem, please see Ms. Creel in the college and career center.
Breakfast snacks and Lunch Provided
CISD is pleased to bring to you our annual Destination College conference. Rising seniors are invited to come hear from actual college admissions officers about the following topics:
v Financial Aid
v Right Fit
v Mock Admissions
v Apply Texas and the Common Application
v College Survival
Also, students will hear “real life” experiences from a panel made of former students from each of our high schools presently attending college. The conference will end with a mini College Fair, including 15-20 colleges – both in and out of state.
To register: http://ready.conroeisd.net/
TWCPHS DRIVER EDUCATION CLASSES:
Now available on-line for registration class held at the TWHS campus for the ”SUMMER”. The classes start on June 10th at the TWHS campus. For more information on the courses or to register for the course go to www.esc6.net click on the drivers-ed icon and locate session number best suited for your child or Contact (936)435-8325 or (936)435-8321.
CAMP CAVALIER IS COMING!
August 9, 2013
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cost is only $15 in advance
(includes T-shirt, dance and pizza party)
$20 at the door
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
EMAIL: Michelia Moore @email@example.com
NOTE: Registration after July 26, 2013
OR at the door WILL NOT include a T-shirt
REGISTRATION FORMS CAN BE DOWNLOADED AT
* Registrations can be mailed or dropped off:
TWCP: Attention Camp Cavalier
3701 College Park Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77384
* Registration can also be paid on-line through our webstore for a small
convenience fee, please print off receipt for entrance.
TWCP PARENT CAMP
Meet the Principal, PTO President
and Lead Counselor as they guide you through
“Tips for a Successful Transition to High School”
5:00 pm - Auditorium
Conroe ISD Transportation Department
Now Hiring School Bus Drivers
• No experience necessary
• Paid Training provided
• $12.68 per hour starting pay
• Full Benefits
· Paid CDL Training
· Summers off
· 180 working days + in-service days
Apply and information: http://transportation.conroeisd.net/employment
Please contact Norma Fives at 936-709-5986
TWCP FINE ARTS
We are pleased to announce that two of students were chosen as an outstanding soloist at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest held on the campus of the University of Texas on Memorial Day.
Sophomore Sarah Meidel on flute, who happens to also be one of our All State band members this year.
Junior Joseph Valenicia on trumpet, which this was the second consecutive year winning this award.
Of all the students who performed over the two day event, each judge was only allowed to award 2 winners... one for each day. This essentially means that Sarah was the best flute player of the entire day and Joseph was the best trumpet player of the day. The trumpet judge is the professor of trumpet at LSU and asked Joseph to audition for him next year.
CAVALIER DUGOUT CLUB:
CP Baseball Dugout Club's last meeting will be held on June 5th at 7:00PM in the LGI.
SUMMER ATHLETIC CAMPS:
All summer athletic camps and information can be found on our TWCP website at the following link: http://twcp.conroeisd.net/athletics/Summer%20Camps
TWCP CAVALIER BASKETBALL CAMP:
Date: June 24-27
Location: College Park High School
Grades: Incoming 4th through 9th Graders
Time: Session I Incoming 4th through 6th Graders 9:00-11:30(Boys and Girls)
Session II Incoming 7th through 9th Graders 12:30-3:00
For more information, contact Clifton McNeely or John Aylesworth
Cost: $80 Make Checks Payable:
College Park Boys Basketball
College Park High School
3701 College Park Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77384
(Scholarships are available and a letter of "financial need" should be returned with application.)
BETWEEN THE LINES
“Between the Lines” baseball camps are directed by College Park HS head baseball coach, Jason Washburn, and the Cavalier coaching staff. The campers will be exposed to the coaches as well as some of College Park’s former players teaching them how to play the game the right way. These camps are designed to improve the players’ fundamentals and quality of baseball play, as well as to enhance the enjoyment of the game.
For more information contact Jason Washburn at firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 CAVALIER FOOTBALL
Season Ticket Sales Information
Below is our 2013 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 to have the first opportunity to buy tickets – we will be selling them on August 8th (9am – 1pm). Junior parents can buy them on August 9th (9am - 1:00pm); Sophomore on Sophomore orientation – August 12th (9am – 1pm) and Freshmen at orientation on August 13th (9am – 1pm). They will also be available for purchase to everyone during open orientation – August 14th (4pm – 7pm). Season ticket holders will be allowed to purchase up to 6 reserved seats. The cost - $7.00/seat/game = $35.00. Ticket order forms will be available on both the College Park HS and the Cavalier Football websites: http://twcp.conroeisd.net/athletics/football/
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-Debi Reese: email@example.com) ~~ (Reveliers-Barb Ryan: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) ~~ (Band-Sarah Galley: 713-885-1765) ~~ (Cheer-LaVette Bell: firstname.lastname@example.org 281-513-1543). 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 in the Athletic Office (936-709-3150).
Any time you make a purchase at The Woodlands, DQ – let the cashier know that you want your total purchase to be credited to “CAVALIER FOOTBALL”. 15% of your total will be donated back.
TWCP GIRLS BASKETBALL:
Welcome future Lady Cavalier B-Ball Players.
Lady Cavalier Basketball camp will be Jun 10 -13 ( Mon- Thurs) @ CP from 5-7pm.
For more information: contact Michelle Richardson or Anita Bundage
Look forward to meeting you and forward to the 2013-2014 Basketball Season!
TWCP CLUB INFORMATION
Have a great summer, looking forward to starting back up next fall!
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.