Celebrating 10 years of Commitment, Pride, Honor and Success



Volume 10,  Number  12                                                                              October 20, 2014

Cavalier Code




October 21

Register through Family Connection


TWCP vs. Summer Creek

October 25 – 6 pm

Woodforest  Stadium



PEER Tutoring


2:45 -4:30 pm

Room 1608


TWCP  cannot accept any checks without the following information on them:  Name, Driver’s License number and Date of Birth.

Please do not send your student with a check to pay for fees, parking, dues or any other payment without this information written on the check.


STAAR Testing Schedule

12/2-12/4, 3/30-4/3


EOC Testing Window



TAKS Exit Retest Schedule

 10/20-10/23; 3/2-3/5;


AP Testing Dates



SAT Test Dates

10/11, 11/8, 12/6, 1/24, 3/14,

5/2, 6/6


ACT Test Dates

9/13, 10/25, 12/13, 2/7, 4/18, 6/13



10/15 during school

Late arrival for Seniors 10:45 am


PTO Meetings @ 9:00 a.m.


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


PTO Brown Bag Lunches

@ 11:00 am  -  LGI

10/8, 11/12, 1/21


Pep Rally Dates

8/29, 9/5, 9/24 (Homecoming Parade), 10/10, 10/24, 11/7

Spring Pep Rally:  1/23, 4/2


Important Dates

8/28 –Sr. Parent Info Night   


9/8 -  Open House 6pm

9/17- Senior Lighting Ceremony

            7pm Auditorium

9/22 -9/10/11 Grade Parent   

             Info night 7pm

12/2 -Financial Aid Night

            7 p.m.

2/9 – Upperclassman Parent

            Info Night 7pm

2/5 – Eyes Wide Open 7 p.m.

2/2 – Incoming 9th graders

            Parent Info Night  -- 7pm

2/19-“Everything Under the   

            Sun” -7pm

4/13 -2gether for 2morrow

            6:30 pm @TWHS

TBA –NHS Induction Ceremony

58 –   Sr. Meeting w/ Dr. Murrell


5/22 -PROM

5/19 -Honor Graduate   


5/21 -Senior Awards

6/1-   Senior Picnic

6/1 -  Graduation 7:30 pm



Early Release Days

10/17  11:30 am

12/19  11:30 am

  6/4  11:30 am


School Holidays (Students)

9/1, 11/24-28, 12/22-1/5, 1/19

 2/16, 3/16-20, 4/3, 5/25


Online Information

Academic Information
Activities Information
Cavalier Connection - Print
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

David Perkins

    Associate Principal of   

    Administrative Services

Dr. Susan Hersperger

    Associate Principal

    Curriculum and 



Assistant Principals

Anthony Livecchi


Melanie McCarthy


Mitch Marriott


Danny Johnson


Tiffany Mathews


Clint Holden




Cindy Rehrig

     Lead Counselor

Debra Creel

     College and Career

Mary Edgerly


Sally Bice


Junette Mihelich 


Tiffani Jaqua


Vicky Woods-Hinkle


Chiante Deal


Leslie Cronin


Jessica Beckham




3701 College Park Drive

The Woodlands, TX 77384





                                                 “TWO TEAMS, ONE GOAL” WINNERS!!              






Parents:  Please make sure that your child is at school each and every day possible.  Attendance is the number 1 indicator for student success.  Also, attendance impacts the school as a whole related to accountability ratings and district funding.  This all impacts individual students as colleges and universities look at the ratings of a school and how they perform in comparison to others.  The better we rank the better opportunity all of our students have.  Help yourself and others by having your child at school each and every day.


**When checking your student out please call the Attendance Office at (936.709.3003) in advance for a quicker response time.  Students cannot be checked out until student has come from class and checked out with Attendance Clerk.



Peer Tutoring will be available every Tuesday-Thursdays beginning October 21, 2014.  All subjects will be tutored, the hours are 2:45pm-4:30 pm in room 1608.




Team Up with TWCP PTO:


PTO Meeting

9:00am Tuesday, November 4 | College Park High School - LGI-2 

We invite you to attend. The school and PTO will benefit from hearing your ideas, and you will be better informed about all the past and upcoming events at the school.


College Park PTO 2014-15 Directory Sponsorship

Sign up now to sponsor the TWCP Student Directory and reach over 2,600 College Park students and their families with your business message. Show them your support, and remind them how your business is ready to serve them as well.

To download form:


 Questions? Contact Erin Makel


Join the College Park PTO Today The 2014-15 PTO Membership is available by online registration or you may print the attached form. We will also have a membership table at our upcoming Camp Cavalier and Student orientation events.


10 Year Anniversary of College Park High School - This school year is a very exciting time at CP as we are celebrating the 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY of our school. As a part of our 2014-15 PTO Membership Drive, we will be running an optional $10 for the 10th Year donation drive, in addition to our $10 single / $20 Family membership fee. We hope that you will support PTO by becoming a member & donating $10 for the 10th Year of Commitment, Pride, Honor & Success at our school!



Special Education is in need of a new or gently used small copy machine. If anyone has one they would like to donate please email:  LaVette Bell at


Mentors Needed for our Adopted School Armstrong Elementary

Do you have one hour to spare each week?  Do you have compassion for little children?  Do you find joy and excitement in helping others?  If you said yes to the above this message is for you!  College Park's new adopted school Armstrong Elementary is looking for mentors to assist young children with reading, math, and writing skills.  If you would like to be part of this wonderful program please e-mail Marlene Killian at with your name and a contact number.  The College Park school takes pride in giving back to the community.  Be part of this wonderful experience!


    There is a Feeling in the Air at College Park!!!!

We need the help of Cavalier Parents on Thursday, December 18th to help spread holiday cheer to over 700 elementary students at our new adopted school Armstrong Elementary!  The College Park School Adoption Project is celebrating its 5 year by teaming up with our new adopted family just north in Conroe, Texas and we need your help!  There are many slots to fill (60 to be exact) and your contribution will be forever remembered with these adorable children at Armstrong Elementary.  This tradition continues with your support by devoting a little time, a pair of helping hands, and lots of love to help prepare a holiday party that will bring smiles and cherished memories to adorable little children.  There is no experience required!  Come be part of this wonderful occasion.   It is an event you will not want to miss!  If you would like to volunteer please contact Marlene Killian at or 713-408-4821.  


College Park PTO Photo Gallery, PTO Members are the first to receive links to photo galleries!!!


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.


Click here for charm Photos & Printable Order Form. 

Please return charm order form and check to TWCP School Store. (Lunches only:  10:53 am – 12:49pm)

If you have questions, please email 







Just a reminder that Cold and Flu season is approaching, we encourage our students to do the following to help in keeping themselves as healthy as possible.

·        Frequent hand washing for 20 seconds.

·        Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

·        Avoid, kissing, hugging or sharing eating utensils with people who are ill.

·        Cover your cough and sneezes

·        Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys, and doorknobs especially if someone is ill.



Attention Sophomores:

The counseling office is accepting applications until November 7 for the position of the next Ambassador to the HOBY Leadership Convention that will be held May 29 - 31, 2015.  This seminar is designed to empower high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school and community.  This year's convention will be held at Texas A & M in Galveston.  Applications can be picked up from an English teacher or in the Counseling office.



Students if you are interested in being part of the Literary Magazine, please contact Ms. Houk in room 2301.



Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm in the School Library.  Offered by the National English Honors Society.



Online registration is now available on-line for the Fall 2014 “Driver Education Classes” being held at the TWCPHS campus. The class times are held after school on campus. To register go to and click on the driver-ed icon located in the right upper corner of the Educational Service Center Region VI. website. Next scroll down and select the course that best fits your son or daughters schedule and click on register and it will give you times and locations. The courses listed at this time on-line are (#175311 and #175313).  For additional information you can contact (936)435-8325 or (936)435-8320 and I will also be on campus for the freshman orientation on 8-12-14.



To help all students stay organized throughout the school year, College Park Cheerleaders will be selling student planners during student orientations August 11-13 for $10 each. Planners will be sold both at Open House on September 9. Students will have an opportunity to buy planners after school starts during school hours through the student store and library. Please contact Dawn Wright 832-445-349 or Lavette Bell 281-513-1543 if you have any questions.



10 year anniversary edition yearbook!

Yearbooks are sale anytime. To purchase online, go to

Yearbook is on home page under featured products


go to where you can purchase nameplates and other accessories, plus charge your student ad!


Plain book: $65

Name Plates: $5

Icons: $5 each

For ad information, contact

Buying an ad in the yearbook insures that your child will have a precious memory forever. Other programs or scrapbooks may get lost as the years roll by, but a yearbook truly is forever!


Submit your pictures for consideration in the yearbook!

If you have picture from a club or sports event that you think begs to be in the yearbook, please send it to us at:

We cannot use pictures from social media, the resolution is too small.

We require large files (or jpgs). Do not send in Adobe raw.

Please include a brief caption with individuals identified.


We especially need any  JV or freshman sports, all swimming and diving,

contests and academic events not held at College Park or Woodforest Stadium. However, if you have just a really interesting photo of CP students, just send it for consideration.



Lib Cav



                    FREE Academic Databases for your students…

·        Authoritative, balanced, trustworthy… and available 24/7 via Internet

·        Full-text magazines, journals, primary sources, images, videos, maps, charts, tables…

·        Thomson-Gale reference eBooks (GVRL) available via Internet or free mobile app.

·        College-bound students are expected to know how to use academic databases

·        Includes citation information (MLA & APA) for each item

College Park Databases brochure gives summaries, user IDs & passwords for our academic databases.  See Library or Library website for more information





Don't forget to check the scholarship list on family connection for multiple opportunities to apply for scholarships from local organizations throughout the year.  There are several that were just uploaded.  Log into family connection, click on colleges, click on scholarship list for


I am so excited to announce that our Lone Star College Advisor, Patricia, has started visiting CP this fall!!

She will be here throughout the year, every other Tuesday in the fall, and every Tuesday later in the spring. I would LOVE to have tons of seniors sign up to see her!

Her next visit is Tuesday, September 30th!

You can sign up in a few ways:

1. Students-log into family connection (, click on colleges, click on view all visits, click on Lone Star College Advisor, click on sign up, click on sign up again. PARENTS WILL NOT SEE THE SIGN UP FEATURE ON THEIR FAMILY CONNECTION SCREEN

Although family connection is the preferred method of registration, you can also send me or Mrs. Gowans an email with your name and id number and the subject line of LSC visit to be added to the list.

2. Parents-you can register your child to visit one on one with Patricia and complete a LSC Application.  You can email me at or Phyllis Gowans at with your child's first and last name and use the term LSC Visit in the subject line.

This meeting is typically one on one or small group with Patricia, our advisor.  You can complete the application, find out the steps to be admitted into a particular program (Nursing or cosmetology, welding, auto tech for example).  Learn about placement testing and everything in between.  Want to take a few classes then transfer--this is for you as well! If you want to get a head start on this, PLEASE sign up.

We will try to see as many students as possible! It's never too early to start!!



Senior Dues are $100. Senior class dues are for all the activities throughout the school year;  these can be paid during orientation .   Please see Mr. Livecchi, or Mr. Marriott  for more information, or if you are having difficulty paying senior dues.


Senior Dues Cover:

Senior Lighting Program                 

Senior T-Shirt (Spring)                    


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.



Due to the high volume of summer portrait appointments at Blu Moon (281.252.3990), we are extending the senior portrait deadline to:    OCTOBER 25, 2014.


Please disregard ANY other dates!!!


All senior yearbook portraits must be taken at Blu Moon Photography portrait studio. No senior yearbook portraits will be taken at the school. Please call Blu Moon Photography to set up a portrait session before October 25th.


They have a beautiful two-acre outdoor portrait park as well as a large indoor studio. No other school photography company offers the outdoor experience, so be sure to include that as part of your session.


Please do not wait. Blu Moon’s schedule fills up quickly. We urge you to call as soon as possible to schedule your seniors’ official yearbook portrait session.

All contact information is listed in the attached portrait guide.


**Please understand that a student published yearbook as large as ours takes time and our deadlines for class pages come early in the school year. If you miss the cutoff, your senior may not appear with the senior class in the 2015 yearbook.





As You Like It” – October 30, November 1,3 and 4.  7pm in the Auditorium.



It was an exciting weekend as the Cavalier Band competed in the Regional Bands of America Competition.  They placed 3rd,  their highest BOA regional finish ever!  Good luck to them next week as they compete at UIL, the first step on their road to State!


*** We need school support to show our love for the band!  The Cavalier Band was selected as one of the 5 finalists for Battle of the High School Marching Bands Contest!!!

Now we need your help as we compete for the coveted title of “The Most Spirited Marching Band in Houston” and the opportunity to perform on KHOU 11 News this Morning.  It’s simple. Every day through Wednesday, October 22, families, friends and fans can vote for The Woodlands College Park Band at the KHOU 11 Facebook page  Look for the tab on top that says Battle of the Bands, then hit the "Vote" box on the CP Band video, then "Submit Vote". 

For cell phones, use this link instead:

We know how much spirit our band has; now let's let all of Houston know!  Spread the word! Tell everyone you know to get in on the vote. Every vote counts! The winning school will be announced the week of October 27.



Have you updated your information in CHARMS. By now, you should have received information sent home with your student. This year, you will have more access to information about your child’s activities and fees. Go to: and check out the new features.

    Choir Dates:

     October 24:  Siblings Game Night

    November 8: Military Salute

It is always a special time and a great honor to be able to thank all our men and women who have served and are currently serving in the military.  There will be two shows 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. with a reception between shows. Tickets will be available from each choir member. We are excited to have the College Park Jr. ROTC starting off the program this year. Please come out and join us in honoring our heroes and enjoy the beautiful music.  Come visit our Hall of Honor and enjoy refreshments between shows. To add to the Hall of Honor, we ask students to submit a poster of their relative who has served or are serving in the military. Poster information is on the website



Our homepage for orchestra is  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   User name is CollegeParkHSOrch.  Password is your student ID number.


** Tuesday, October 28, 2014: Orchestra Night at Skeeters Restaurant - 20% will be donated to the Orchestra Program.



Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 7:00 pm: Fall Orchestra Concert.  CPHS.

Monday, October 20, 2014: All Region Orchestra Audition– Doerre Int. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014: All State Audition– CPHS.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014: Early Music Festival (Texas Renaissance Festival).  (Symphony only)

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:00 PM: Bachs Office Hits Pop Show.  CPHS. Advance tickets are $7 at, or $10 at the door. 

Monday, November 17, 2014: All Region Orchestra Chairing– Klein HS.  5:00 pm

Friday, November 21, 2014: All Region Orchestra Clinic– Klein Forest HS.  5:00 pm

Saturday, November 22, 2014: All Region Orchestra Performance– Klein Forest HS.  4:00 pm/5:00 pm

Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 7:00 PM: Combined Orchestra/Choir Winter Program (Symphony only)

Friday, December 12, 2014, 7:00 PM: Winter Orchestra Concert-All ensembles.







10th Annual Slugfest co-ed softball tournament is coming!  Mark your calendars for December 5th and 6th then come out and join us for the fun.  There will be food, entertainment and prizes.  Adult, High School and Jr. High teams welcome!  Get your team together and register today.  Registration packets are available at lunch Monday, October 20th, in the front office, or at  Registration packets will be collected at lunch October 27th - 31st.  Email or call Shannon Burchett 281 744-8078 with questions.



The Boys Basketball Team will be conducting open try-outs on Saturday, November 8 from 3-5 PM. This is for boys of all grade levels that are not presently in the basketball athletic period. All paperwork should be on file and all students should be academically eligible.


The Cavalier Fast Break Club will be meeting Tuesday, October 21 in the LGI. Kurt Kelley will be rolling out important information for the 2014-15 season!



College Park Volleyball is off to a great start in district play.  Currently the Varsity team is 21-6 overall and 3-2 in district. We have 3 home games in a row.  October 3rd vs. Conroe, October 7th vs. Atascocita and October 14th vs The Woodlands.  Freshman Blue and Junior Varsity play at 4:30pm and Freshman Silver and Varsity play at 5:30pm.  Come and support your Cavalier Volleyball Players!!




Season Ticket Sales Information


Advance General Admission tickets will be on sale in the

Student Store during lunches on Wed, Thurs, & Fri

Adult: $6

Student/Child: $3

All tickets at the gate:  $7



                      If you have any questions, please feel free to call Jill Roberson in the Athletic Office (936-709-3150). 




LOCATION (Bold=Home)

October 17

ORHS (visitor)

Woodforest Stadium @ 7:30 pm

October 25

Summer Creek

Woodforest Stadium  @ 7:30 pm

November 1


Turner Stadium @ 1:00 pm

November 7


Woodforest Stadium @ 7:30 pm


For reminders and updates follow us on Twitter twcpfootball

For season ticket information and schedules go to







  TWCP’s very own School Store, The Cavalier Express can now be followed on Instagram and Twitter

  @TheCavExpress.  Be sure and check often for their current special and sales.


·        New "Tyler" style shirts have arrived in mint, lagoon and lilac

·        Stadium seats are coming     



P.R.I.D.E (Publicly Recognizing Individuals Doing Excellence)








Honor (Announcing the great things going on at “The Park”)



 Comments coming from our students and teachers:


 Mr. Burns, “Collect and create “family” video with past students” – fellow teacher



  CPHS Talking Points (Commitment, Pride, Honor, Success)



  Cavalier Challenge:


Society likes the concept of multitasking but when it comes to getting the most out of the time you have, multitasking has proven to be ineffective. Instead of multitasking consider interval tasking; doing something for as certain amount of time and then taking a short break. Continue to be aware of your time and utilize the list of six. If the list of six strategy didn't work for you then try something else, there are many strategies out there. Check out this website for more ideas or do your own search for new strategies.







On Monday we will be starting up a new club here at CPHS.  It is the ¡Bailamos! dance club.  It will meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.  LGI fishbowl.  Please encourage all students to come and become a member, especially those freshmen that haven't become involved in any extracurricular activity.  This club is a cross-cultural group where students will be learning to dance everything from the Texas 2 step to the Salsa, to Flamenco, to Tango, etc.



The National English Honors Society is holding its annual book drive for Reach out and Read from Monday 10/27 to Friday 10/31.  For more information, please contact Lindsay Ward at



Halloween Dance @ College Park

Friday, October 24th



Best Buddies Meeting

    Wednesday, November 5th

@ CP

7-8:30 pm



Writers Club meets on Mondays @ 2:45-3:45, in room 1610.   Students can share their own writing including fiction, nonfiction or poetry. Students will be able to get ideas and constructive feedback from fellow writers, contests and meet other aspiring writers.   Sponsors are Mr. Haygood and Mrs. Miller



DECA meeting in room 1214 every other Tuesday.

Sign up for Reminders text @CPDECA to 424-789-7758


    FCA: (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)

   Meets Friday mornings at 6:35 am in the Team Meeting room



     Will be meeting on MONDAY.  If you are interested please go to 1411 at 2:45 -3:45



Texas Association of Future Educators (T.A.F.E.) will meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month in room 1409 at 6:50 am.


    STUCO:  (Student Council) 

Meeting October 20, 2014 in the commons



College Park Speech and Debate students competed at Kingwood last weekend with successes in Humerous interpretation, prose, poetry and Lincoln Douglas debate.


We are preparing for district scrimmages and upcoming tournaments as well as UIL district congress competition at A&M Consolidated on November 11th.



 Art Club will begin meeting on Tuesdays, in room 1414.  All students that are interested in creating art are invited, no    

 experience necessary.  We will meet from 2:45 to 3:45.  Bring a friend.



 STORM is a Christian student organization that meets Friday afternoons at 2:45 in room 1105.



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,