Commitment, Pride, Honor and Success



     Volume 12,  Number 9                                                              October 3, 2016

Cavalier Code



STAAR Testing Schedule

12/5-12/9, 3/28-3/30


EOC Testing Window



AP Testing Dates



SAT Test Dates 

10/1, 11/5, 12/3, 1/22, 3/11, 5/6, 6/3


ACT Test Dates

9/10, 10/22, 12/10, 2/11, 4/8, 6/10



10/19 during school

Late arrival for Seniors 10:45 am


PTO Meetings @ 9:00 a.m.


9/13, 10/10, 11/8, 12/13, 1/10, 2/14, 3/7, 4/11, 5/23


PTO Brown Bag Lunches

@ 11:00 am  -  LGI

10/26, 11/30, 1/18, 3/8


Pep Rally Dates

8/26, 9/15, 10/12(Homecoming Parade), 10/30, 11/4

Spring Pep Rally:  1/20, TBA


Important Dates

8/29 - Open House 6pm

9/1 –  Sr. Parent Info Night  


9/8- Senior Lighting  Ceremony

        7pm Auditorium

9/19 -9th and 10th Grade Parent   

          Info night 7pm

9/26 -Financial Aid Night

          7 pm

10/3- 11th Grade Parent 

          Information Night

1/30 – Incoming 9th graders

           Parent Info Night  7pm

2/16 –PTO “Eyes Wide Open”       

          7 pm

2/2 – Upperclassman Parent

          Info Night 7pm

2/9-  “Everything Under the   

          Sun”  5:30 pm

TBA -2gether for 2morrow

            6:30 pm @TWCP

4/18 –NHS Induction Ceremony

4/21 –Sr. Meeting w/ Dr.    


5/16 -Honor Graduate   


5/18 -Senior Awards

5/19 -PROM

TBA-Panoramic Picture

6/1-   Senior Picnic

6/1 -  (Tentative) Graduation      

          7:30 pm CWMP


Early Release Days

10/14  11:30 am

12/16  11:30 am


School Holidays (Students)

9/5, 11/21-25, 12/19-1/2, 1/16, 2/20, 3/13-17, 4/14, 5/29

Online Information

Academic Information
Activities Information
Cavalier Connection
CISD Calendar
CISD Website
Electronic Communication
Parent Access Center
Parent Services
Student Services
TWCP Events
TWCP Website
Welcome to TWCP

What Bus Do I Ride?



Dr. Mark A. Murrell


Dr. Susan Caffrey

    Academy Headmaster

Mr. David Perkins

    Associate Principal of   

    Administrative Services

Dr. Susan Hersperger

    Associate Principal

    Curriculum and 


Mr. Brian Lee

Associate Principal Curriculum and Instruction 9th Grade


Assistant Principals

Ashley Wallace


Melanie McCarthy


Mitch Marriott


Danny Johnson


Clint Holden




Jessica Beckham

     Lead Counselor

Debra Creel

     College and Career

Mary Edgerly -9th Grade


Vicky Woods-Hinkle 9th Grade


Cindy Doud


Junette Mihelich 


Tiffani Jaqua


Chiante Deal


Leslie Cronin


Shannon Andersen



3701 College Park Drive

The Woodlands, TX 77384




Safety is the upmost importance for our students. We just wanted to make you aware that we are putting more enforcement on our lunch policy that has been in place to help with the safety aspects during our lunch periods.  For the safety of our students, all lunches brought in to school for your student will need to be signed in at the front office.   Lunches will be taken to the AP office for the students to pick-up. Our students know that the AP office is the location to pick up items.   Thank you for your help and cooperation.


Just a reminder all information is also on our website:


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.










We have reached the end of the 6th week of the school year. Teachers are working with your students and helping them with keep up with their classwork.  UIL Eligibility check will take place at the end of the 1st 6-weeks (September 30).  Any student that fails a course that is on the waiver list may elect to apply for a waiver, but must do so through the counseling office by the end of the day October 11.


If you see that your student is struggling, please encourage them to reach out to their teacher, coach, or counselor to find the various times that tutorials are taking place.  Students are encouraged in class, and by coaches/directors to take advantage of tutorials.


Have a great weekend,

Mark A. Murrell, Ed.D.





Team Up with TWCP PTO:

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PTO Meeting:  Monday, October 10th at 9am in the LGI 2.  Please check in at the front office.


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 2016-2017.



Sonic spirit nights will be every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 4-8 p.m. Our next one will be the day of the Homecoming Parade, October 12. Please eat at Sonic on Hwy. 242 and look for our seniors to donate tips and buy coupon cards benefiting CP Grad Night.


If you are a senior and would like to volunteer to help with a Spirit Night and earn extra raffle tickets for prizes at Grad Night, please email



Other Upcoming Spirit Nights 

October 6 - Spirit Night at Huti's 5 Free-Fire Grill, 2501 Research Forest Dr., 4-9 p.m. 15% goes to GradNight

Nov. 2 - 4 p.m. to close Spirit Night at Willie's Grill & Ice House, 16846 N Fwy Service Rd., 15% goes to GradNight

Dec. 1 - all day Grub Burger, 2417 Research Forest Dr, 20% goes to Grad Night

For all Spirit Nights, make sure you mention you are with "GradNight!"




CP Parents, 

Are you looking for a fun and rewarding way to get involved in the College Park school community?  If so, mentoring an Armstrong Elementary student might be just what you’re looking for!  CP mentors strive to build a caring, consistent, and purposeful relationship with their mentee by providing acceptance, support, guidance, and assistance to promote student success.  Mentors are needed for the 2016-2017 school year! Mentoring at Armstrong Elementary takes place during the students’ lunch/recess period, so it requires as little as an hour a month.  Please consider joining this truly wonderful program!  

For more information please contact Ann Young at


  CP’s Tradition of Giving Continues at Armstrong  


For the 7th year, College Park High School will continue their tradition of giving by hosting a festive holiday Event at our adopted school, Armstrong Elementary on December 15th, 2016.  The planning stages are under way, so it is time to organize volunteers for this festive event. Please help College Park spread kindness and good cheer to our Armstrong Elementary friends.  Volunteers, we are hoping we can count on you to join the fun this December as we help those less fortunate.  If you would like to help, please contact Ann Young at  Many hands are needed to host a party for more than 700 students and 80 faculty members.  Our first meeting will take place immediately following the CP PTO meeting on Tuesday, October 13th at 10:00AM in LGI 2.  We hope to see YOU there!  Many thanks in advance for your hard work and enthusiasm!

Ann Young & Marilyn Koester - School Adoption Program Co-Chairs







Oftentimes parents are not sure what the role is of a high school counselor. Do we only talk to students about credits and graduation? Are we therapists? Do we sit in our offices all day? I would like to share with you ways in which we interact with our students.                                       As academic counselors we do talk with students about classes, credits, 4 year plans, and plans after high school. However, we also talk with them about other things that may be bothering them. Since we are not certified therapists, if what the student is going through requires more intensive counseling, your child’s counselor will contact you and give you resources within the community.                                                                       Finally, our goal as a counseling staff is to be available to students as often as possible. Some examples of opportunities to interact with students include classroom guidance, a Counselor Corner table set up daily during all lunches, and counselors being available during passing periods. We encourage both students and parents to reach out to us if you ever have a question or concern.

- Mrs. Beckham, Lead Counselor

11th Grade Parent Information Night

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The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. Come and hear about what you and your student can expect this year and how the counseling staff will be working with your student this year.

PSAT TEST:                                                                      On Wednesday, October 19th, the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) will be administered to all sophomores and juniors on The Woodlands College Park campus.

The PSAT/NMSQT serves as a practice SAT test and, for juniors, is a qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship contest.

A limited number of PSAT tests will be available to freshman on a first-come first-served basis. Freshmen may sign up in the Counseling Center with Mrs. Shelly beginning Monday, September 26th, through Friday, October 7th. Freshmen must pay $15.00 to take the test. Due to ordering deadlines, there will be no registration after October 7th.     

Freshmen who do not sign up to take the PSAT will be assigned to teachers and classrooms and provided an alternate assignment.


We have many (70+) schools that will be visiting College Park this fall.  If you are interested in the visit, please log into your family connection account, click on colleges, click view all upcoming visits, click on sign up next to the one you are interested in, then click on sign me up. (you have to click on sign me up twice) Both Juniors and Seniors are welcome to sign up.

Family Connection: login/email: Student ID (123456) Password: stu followed by student id (stu123456)


Parents, remember, this feature is not on the parent side, only the student side of family connection. Please remember that these visits are for students, not parents.

Upcoming Visits:

October 3, 2016

Loyola University New Orleans   

Austin College  

University of Southern California       

Drexel University       

Berry College   

Rhodes College  

October 4, 2016


University of Michigan  

New York Film Academy   

Arizona State University        

Hollins University      

Johns Hopkins University        

Wofford College 

October 5, 2016

Oklahoma State University       

Northeastern University 

American University     

October 6, 2016

The George Washington University        

Providence College      

Belmont University      

Michigan State University       

University of Denver    

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign      

The University of Arizona       

October 7, 2016

Loyola University Chicago       

Hofstra University      

University of Arkansas  

Spring Hill College     

University of Wisconsin, Madison        

Skidmore College  

October 10, 2016

Sewanee: The University of the South

October 11, 2016

Lone Star College- Montgomery 

University of California, Los Angeles   

Missouri University of Science and Technology 

October 12, 2016  

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott 

Northwestern University 

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs      

Salem College   

Washington College      

Cornell University      

Villanova University 

October 13, 2016   

Lafayette College       

Millsaps College        

University of Pittsburgh        

University of Notre Dame        

Texas Christian University      

Baylor University       

Suffolk University      

University of Colorado at Boulder

October 14, 2016      

Tulane University       14-Oct



The ASVAB sign up is in family connection as a college visit. We are limiting it to Juniors and Seniors only. Taking the ASVAB does not commit a student to military service.  Kids will need to log in and register if they would like to take it.

email: they just need to enter their id number

password: stu and their id (not the last 5 of their social)


Click on Colleges

Click on View Upcoming visits

Find ASVAB (October 4th)

Click on Sign Up

Click on Sign Me Up


They have to do sign up and sign me up or they won't be registered.

I will send them a reminder the day before about where to meet and at what time. Students will not be called out of class if they do not remember to come to the test. Students are responsible for any worked missed that day.  The test takes approximately four hours and will begin at 7:30am on October the 4th.





October 12th at 6pm at Woodforest Stadium


HOMECOMING DANCE 2016 - "A New York State of Mind"

October 15, TWCP Commons, 8pm - 12am.  Tickets - $25.00.  Tickets are on sale on the TWCP WebStore now through October 7.  Cash sales ticket sales will be on sale in the commons during all lunches the week of October 3-7.  Look for the Homecoming Ticket table near the clinic by the crest. No tickets will be sold after October 7 and no tickets will be sold at the door.  Ticket pickup dates will be October 10-12.   Students must have a ticket and a photo ID to enter the dance.  Date forms are available in the front office and must be turned in to the AP's office by October 11th. 










Juniors received Class Ring Packets today in a Junior Assembly.  Orders can be placed online at: or in person on campus on October 3rd during Junior Parent Information Night.




Calendar of Events for 2016-2017

Oct 18 - Booster Club Meeting 7 pm, Room 1417

Nov 15 - Booster Club Meeting 7 pm, Room 1417


Future Social Functions...more info to come!!

Scavenger Hunt

Car Washes

Bingo Night

End of Year Ball

Summer Trips


See JROTC website for more! 


If you would like to be added to receive JROTC Booster Club emails and newsletters, please contact Heather Wells at



Academy of Science and Technology

Distinguished Lecture Series


Thursday, October 6

Jaye Thompson, PhD

Senior Vice President Repros Therapeutics, Inc.

New Drug Development:  An Overview of the Clinical Regulatory Process

TWCP – LGI  6pm





For more information go to and click on the driver education  box in the lower right corner and select course dates and times that best fits your summer needs or Contact: (936)435-8325//(936)435-8320




VOE sign up is automated through the iPad system in the AP (Assistant Principal’s office) and there is usually a 1 day processing period.  A new VOE will be required at each visit to the DPS.  Students must visit the AP office and sign up on the iPad, then return the next day with a photo ID to pick up the VOE. A VOE cannot usually be processed less that one work day.



Monday-Thursday, 2:45-4 in the College and Career Center.



Yearbook 2015-2016:

Yearbooks may be picked up at the front office during school hours for only graduated seniors.



Yearbooks are on sale now for the 2016-2017 school year.

$75 for the yearbook.

You may purchase online at: or on the school web store


Checks may be dropped off at the front office in an envelope marked "Yearbook" or brought to room 3112. In the memo section, please print put your student's name. Checks must include driver's license and birthdate.


Please bring any cash sale to room 3112.


Follow yearbook on twitter@twcpyearbook and "like" TWCP yearbook page on Facebook for updates and sneak peaks of the 2015-2016 yearbook


Business ads in the newspaper and yearbook

Why should your business buy ad space in the newspaper or yearbook?

Think it’s just charity?

Think again!

-Newspapers are distributed free to 2,967 students and over 200 faculty members

-The newspaper is also available online to parents

-Your ad in the newspaper will be seen by the entire student body 1200+ yearbooks are purchased that are seen

 not only by the student, but by the parents. That is approximately 3600 people that will see your ad— not just

 a select audience

-We will design your ad for free and send it to you for prior approval

-Our ads are the cheapest way to reach a target audience of students and  parents.

-If you would like students featured in your ad, we will shoot the photo for you free

Buying an ad is sound business.

(And let’s face it, supporting the school doesn’t hurt either!)



The school store received a shipment this morning, and currently has sizes ranging from XS-3XL. In addition to these, we have several other designs, and other school merchandise.  Come by and see us!






Yearbook deadlines come early, so if you’d like to appear with the rest of your class in the 2017 yearbook, then you must make an appointment with Blu Moon Photography by October 8th.

You MUST CALL to set up your session.    281.252.3990



Senior Dues are $110. Senior class dues are for all the activities throughout the school year; these can be paid in the finance office or online through the Webstore.   Please see Mr. Johnson or Mrs. Wallace when the school year begins for more information, or if you are having difficulty paying senior dues. Senior dues will increase after the Winter break to $120.


Senior Dues Cover:

Senior T-Shirt (Spring)                    

Prom Ticket (Sr. Only)                                                    

Senior Picnic                                      


       Senior Dues do NOT Cover:


Cap, Gown or Graduation Announcements                 Prom Date Ticket

Homecoming Ticket                                                    Panoramic Picture

Prom Pictures                                                             GradNight ‘17


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.





Upcoming Performances:

Fall Black Box: Student Directed Scenes/One Acts

Performances: October 5th and 6th at 7pm


Pygmalion by G. Bernard Shaw

October 27th, 28th, 29th and November 1st at 7pm.

Tickets:  General Admission $7 students $5.00


Community Engaged Theater Project in the Black Box

Performance:  November 15th at 7pm


Les Miserables: High School Edition

Auditions: November 7th and 8th

Performances:  January 19th, 20th, 21st at 7pm and January 21st at 2pm

Tickets:  $12



Our new homepage for orchestra is You can also like us on Facebook at Cavalier Orchestra!  ALL students need to maintain current contact information in CHARMS -

User name is collegeparkhsorch.  Password is your student ID number.


Fall 2016 Semester Events:

Tuesday, October 11, 7:00 pm: CP Fall Orchestra Concert.  CP Auditorium.

Saturday, October 14, 6:00pm: Symphony performs Anthem at Home game (Stadium).

Monday, October 17: All Region Orchestra Audition Doerre Int. 

Saturday, October 29: All State Auditions CP Campus.

Wednesday, November 2: Early Music Festival (Texas Renaissance Festival).  (Symphony Orch)

Thursday, November 10, 7:00 PM: Bachs Office Hits Pop Show.  CPHS. Advance tickets are $7 at or $10 at the door. 

Thursday, December 1, 7:00 PM: Holly Jolly Pops (CISD orchestras-Woodlands Pavilion)

Wednesday, December 9, 7:00 PM: CP Winter Orchestra Concert.  CP Auditorium.



Fall Concert

Hear the beautiful sounds of the Cavalier Choir at our first concert of the year. We have the opportunity to combine our concert with the choirs of Knox Junior High and, this year we are especially delighted to have the choirs of Collins and Wilkerson Intermediate schools joining us.

October 6th—7:00 p.m.

The Woodlands United Methodist Church


Military Salute –November 12, 2016

Each year, the Cavalier Choir has the privilege of honoring our area service men and women, active and veterans.

There will be two shows, with a reception between shows where you can enjoy some dessert and view our Hall of

Honor. Tickets will go on sale soon. Don’t want to miss this great opportunity to honor those who give so much for

our freedom. If you haven’t already done so, there is an opportunity for you to also add to our Hall of Honor.

Information coming soon.

Days of Gratitude

Dinner and Concert

This year, Rhythm n’ Blue is kicking off our Winter Concert, “Days of Gratitude” with a pre-concert dinner. It will,

OF COURSE, feature songs and dancing from our fantastic show choir, and will be a great chance for your family to have dinner together on an already busy night. Please make plans to attend.

We will begin serving dinner in the commons at 6:15 p.m. After dinner, Rhythm n’ Blue will escort you, in style, to the auditorium for our traditional winter concert.

December 1, 2016

Dinner—6:15 p.m.

Show: 7:00 p.m.

Parent Volunteers. Each year we request volunteers to help in food service (pick up, delivery or serving), chaperoning (in school and away), or with special functions (military salute, banquet). If you are interested in volunteering, any amount of time will be greatly appreciated. All volunteers must fill out the CISD required Volunteer Application Form. Follow the link Once approved, please forward a copy to







Please join us for an official

20% of the proceeds benefit the College Park Reveliers

Wednesday, October 19th  from 5pm-7pm

Kendra Scott, The Woodlands

Market Street



TWCP 2016 Cheer Skills Clinic Registration

Saturday, October 8, 2016 • 9:00am – 12:00pm • Check in at 8:45am • Pick-up at 12:00pm

Clinic Registration $50.00

CISD Employee Price $40.00

Sibling Registration $45.00

Registration form and information:

For questions and concerns, please email us at



Season Ticket Sales Information


Below is our 2016 Varsity Football schedule.

The Touchdown 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-Renee Mrazek:  *  (Band-Nina Forehand:  *  (Cheer-Marlene Perry: or Candice Davis:  These sales will end by July 30th.





LOCATION (Bold=Home)

September 30

West Brook

Home-Moorhead Stadium  7:30 pm

October 7

Oak Ridge (Visitor)

Woodforest Stadium   7:30 pm

October 14

Conroe (Homecoming)

Woodforest Stadium         7:30 pm

October 21


Bear Stadium   7:30 pm

October 28



November 4


Woodforest Stadium         7:30 pm



On-line ticket sales for home games


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 until 1:00 pm game day.

Please note:  Reserved Seating = entire center section at Woodforest Stadium


**The CP student store will also offer ticket sales on Wed, Thurs, and Fridays during lunches only for both away games and home games. 


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









We need volunteers!

The College Park Speech and Debate Team is hosting our first tournament on Saturday, October 1st for middle school students.  We need students and parents to help judging, running documents, timekeepers and to help with food for our judges and coaches all from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Below is our links to help sign up, your help will greatly appreciated.


Tournament volunteer sign-up


Tournament donations sign-up


Speech and Debate team shirt order form


We expect approximately 700+ student competitors, staff and bus drivers so we will have a full house! Come join us for good food and a great chance to help kids shine.


We are seeking donations of canned sodas and bottled water as well as any items we can add to goodie bags for our visiting teachers and coaches.


Please contact Mrs. Cook to volunteer your time or to donate:



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2nd Annual Garage Sale


Saturday, October 8, 2016

7am to 12pm

(Garage sale to be held indoors) Commons (Cafeteria) at College Park  Clean out your garage/closets and Contact Angela Myres at 703-585-7717 to reserve your space to sell.

Shop, Sell or Donate.  Donated items will be sold to fund FFA scholarships and student projects.



Upcoming meeting dates:

October 4

October 18

November 1

November 15

November 29

December 13



Child Nutrition has a payment system for parents to apply money to their child's account.  The system website is  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   You can apply now for the 2016-2017 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