Commitment, Pride, Honor and Success
Volume 12, Number 4 August 29, 2016
TWCP vs. Pasadena Memorial
Senior Parent Information Night
September 1st 7pm -Auditorium
Photo credit: Woodlands Student Center, and TWCP Staff
College Board School Code
Family Connection website
Progress Report Dates
1st 9-weeks: 9/14, 10/5
2nd 9-weeks: 11/9, 12/7
3rd 9-weeks: 2/1, 2/22
4th 9-weeks: 4/12, 5/3, 5/24
Report Card Dates
1st 9-weeks: 10/21 PAC/student
2nd 9-weeks: 1/6 PAC/student
3rd 9-weeks: 3/24 PAC/student
4th 9-weeks: 6/9 (Mailed)
Math – TBA
Science – TBA
Fall Exams: 12/13-12/16
Spring Exams: 5/26-6/1
Seniors Spring: 5/23-5/26
Senior Parent Info Night: 9/1
Senior Lighting: 9/8
Mandatory Senior Mtg w/Dr. Murrell: 4/21
Honor Graduate Breakfast: 5/16
Senior Awards Night: 5/18
Senior Picnic: 6/1
Graduation Practice: 6/1
PTO GradNight: 6/1
STAAR Testing Schedule
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, 10/11, 11/8, 12/13, 1/10, 2/14, 3/7, 4/11, 5/23
PTO Brown Bag Lunches
@ 11:00 am - LGI
10/19, 11/9, 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
8/29 - Open House 6pm
9/1 – Sr. Parent Info Night
9/8- Senior Lighting Ceremony
9/19 -9/10/11 Grade Parent
Info night 7pm
9/26 -Financial Aid Night
1/30 – Incoming 9th graders
Parent Info Night 7pm
2/16 –PTO “Eyes Wide Open”
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
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
Dr. Mark A. Murrell
Dr. Susan Caffrey
Mr. David Perkins
Associate Principal of
Dr. Susan Hersperger
Mr. Brian Lee
Associate Principal Curriculum and Instruction 9th Grade
College and Career
Mary Edgerly -9th Grade
Vicky Woods-Hinkle 9th Grade
3701 College Park Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77384
LUNCH DROP-OFF POLICY:
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.
August 29, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
We are off and running!! What a great week. It seems that everyone is settling in and we have started a normal schedule. Please see the following for a couple of reminders and information:
1. Thank you for your cooperation with traffic. Please remember to leave early so your child is here on time. The bell rings at 7:20 am, we want everyone to have a successful day.
2. The Woodlands Church, Chick Fil A, as well as the businesses in front of the school wanted to remind you that no one is allowed to park in their lots for the day. They will start towing cars next week. They also ask to respect that their business parking lots are not a place to drop-off no pick-up.
3. Open House is on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 6 p.m. please begin in your students 1st period classroom.
4. We are unveiling a new class grade system for all classes. This has been explained to students and we will introduce it to you on Monday at open house. We will follow open house with an email and information sheet regarding the changes. It is a great thing for kids and raising the knowledge level of the class. This does not change the grade point or ranking system.
5. With the weather the way it has been, please be on alert for emails with changes to events.
6. Parents who wish to volunteer at any of our CISD campuses or CISD
events next school year must submit a volunteer application through our
website: Volunteer in CISD - Conroe ISD
These applications must be renewed every academic year.
Have a great weekend.
Mark A. Murrell, Ed.D.
Team Up with TWCP PTO:
PTO Meeting: Tuesday, September 13th at 9am in the LGI 2. Please check in at the front office.
Just moved to CISD?
Parents, please join us for the New to CISD Breakfast hosted by PTO Tuesday, Sept. 20th from 9:00-10:30 am, so we can welcome you. Come and learn more about our school and community and meet Dr. Murrell, our counselors & PTO members.
For further information, contact Kjcahill1@gmail.com
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.
All CP families please join us at Chick-fil-A College Park Thursday, Sept. 8 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Say you are with CP Grad Night for 20% of the profits to be given to our senior graduation lock-in.
Also, we will start our Sonic spirit nights August 14 from 4-8 p.m. It will be the 2nd Wednesday of every month. 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 email@example.com
All Grade Level Volunteers Needed to Help Plan Grad Night
Be a part of an exciting, milestone event! Grad Night, our senior lock in, is June 1-June 2 at Main Event following graduation. Underclassmen parents, please consider paying it forward by helping us plan this event to allow our senior parents time to enjoy their soon-to-be graduates. We need an army of volunteers to help with corporate donations, spirit night coordinating, prize procurement, and student registration. Come help us make this event extra special for our seniors!!!
Please join us to help plan this event:
Tuesday, Sept. 13 10:00 a.m.,
immediately following the PTO meeting
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
PTO WEBSITE: www.ptotwcp.com
Conroe ISD will be hosting a Fall Test Prep Bootcamp on Saturday, September 17th at The Woodlands High School.
This is a one day quick overview of the different sections of the SAT and ACT and PSAT. Sessions in Math, Reading, Writing and Science will be offered. A parent session will also be offered that will cover SAT vs ACT, general college information and a Q&A Session for parents.
Bootcamp offers an overview of what students can expect on test day. These sessions cannot/ will not cover all the material and practice that students can get by taking a full test prep course through the district.
Bootcamp is $40 and MUST BE REGISTERED FOR IN ADVANCE.
THERE IS NO REGISTRATION AT THE DOOR. IT IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE AND WILL FILL UP.
Deadline: September 17th, 2016 or when the sessions are full.
To Register for Test Prep Bootcamp: ready.conroeisd.net
This program is hosted by CISD not by TWHS. If you have questions about the event, contact CISD, not TWHS. Contact information can be found at the above website.
PARENT CANVAS ACCOUNTS:
In Canvas parents will be enrolled as an Observer in their students’ course.
What can Parents do in a Canvas course?
In Canvas, parents will have limited permission that will allow them to see what is going on in the course without interrupting the flow of daily course communication. Parents will not be able to submit work on behalf of their children, but they can view their grades, upcoming Assignments, read Announcements and Discussion, course Calendar, and interaction in the course.
PAC also provides a wealth of information and allows you to see all your students’ grades as well as other key information. Make sure you have a PAC account.
TWCP STUDENT DROP OFF/PICKUP INFORMATION:
The following information is to help with traffic and the safety of student and parents. Please remember that our campus is under construction and we have drop-off zones to accommodate everyone. We ask that everyone follow the attached traffic plan so we can provide a high level of safety and consistent traffic flow. Traffic will be heavy in all locations and unfortunately it cannot be avoided. Please make sure that you leave early for drop-off in the morning, you do not drop-off/pick-up in any other location (local business, etc.). Also, remember that you cannot utilize The Woodlands Church. We recommend that you read all drop-offs/pick-ups so you better understand the traffic flow. Please remember that our staff is in the different areas trying to help traffic flow and keep everyone safe. Please remember that we all must demonstrate the best possible example for all of our students. We encourage the highest level of patience, respect, and cooperation with each other, students and our staff.
Busses will enter Fellowship Drive and go to the back drive of the school and then drop-off/pick-up using the bus loop. Busses will exit the parking lot onto Fellowship Drive and proceed to College Park Drive. We must keep this area clear so the busses can then run routes for other schools and no child is late. No cars are allowed in this area.
Student drop-off and pick-up is in only one area of the building and that is the main entrance.
1. Front of the school – Cars will enter the main entrance (Honor Roll
Drive) and follow the cones to the drop-off/pick-up area. Cars will then follow cones and exit Honor Roll Drive onto College Park Drive.
2. Please make sure that you pull up to the fire hydrant or as far as
possible to drop-off and pick-up students. You may also drop-off and pick-up students at the beginning and end of the car line zone. Please do not stop in the curves of the route as it blocks cars from proceeding.
3. We have 2 lanes for traffic. The left lane is for moving and exiting
traffic only. This is not a drop-off/pick-up area. Please make sure that all pick-up and drop-offs occur at the curb of the drive so we minimize delays and keep everyone safe. If you can drop-off a little early (6:55) or pick-up a little later (2:45), it will help the traffic flow.
All student drivers will enter or exit Achievement Drive. Student drivers will proceed to their designated parking spot. All student drivers must have completed the drivers safety course on-line as well as apply for their parking permit. No driver is permitted to park in visitor parking or the local businesses. Violators will be towed.
Student will access the building in similar ways as in the past if they park in a student area. Student may enter the side of the building by following the construction fence to the left and entering the back hallway of the gyms. Also, students may enter the main gym entrance by following the construction fence to the right and at the edge of the building they will have a walkway to the doors of the gym.
The gym area and road access is very minimal and cars other than that of staff are not allowed in that area. Because of construction, there is no access to be able to turn around, please do not attempt to drop-off or pick-up in this area.
Welcome back to school!!!
We would like to welcome Major Stewart to The Woodlands College Park High School and our MCJROTC program. We look forward to getting to know you this year!!
Wrap-Up from the 2015-2016 Year
The year-end ball was a great success and the cadets had a wonderful time dancing into the evening!
The jr/sr summer trip was amazing!! The cadets had an experience of a lifetime in San Diego. While based at Camp Pendleton barracks, they attended several fun and education events. A huge thanks to Sgt.Maj. Combs and 1st Sgt. Lara for taking these kids on a week-long adventure!
Huge appreciation to the mothers that were able to help at the New Cadet Orientation selling shirts, yard signs, and getting parents signed up for the Booster Club!! (Chandra Bratton, Shannon Villars, and Jennifer Krigbaum
Calendar of Events for 2016-2017
Sept 13 - Booster Club Meeting 7 pm, Room 1417
Topics: Future events, help needed, open discussion...all parents highly encouraged to attend!!
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!!
End of Year Ball
See JROTC website for more! http://www.twcpjrotc.com/
If you would like to be added to receive JROTC Booster Club emails and newsletters, please contact Heather Wells at email@example.com.
TWCP- DRIVER EDUCATION CLASSES:
For more information go to www.esc6.net 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
VERIFICATION OF ENROLLEMENT (VOE) INFORMATION:
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.
Yearbooks may be picked up at the front office during school hours for only graduated seniors. All other books will be distributed Aug. 29-Sept. 2 during the lunches.
Yearbooks are on sale now for the 2016-2017 school year.
Buy now before the price GOES UP Sept. 19 to $75 for the book.
You may purchase online at: www.balfour.com 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
LIBRARY BOOK FAIR:
Thank you for supporting TWCP Library’s
only fundraiser of the year!!
Location: LGI 1- (East of the Library)
Hours: 7 AM – 3 PM, and during Open House (8/29) from 5PM – 9PM.
English required reading novels will be available for purchase as well as leisure reading books for all ages.
TAX FREE DAY!! All day August 29 from 7 AM - 9 PM.
Payment Options: Payment options are checks made out to Southwest Books, credit card, and cash.
Questions: Library phone number (936) 709-3060
Book Swap will be held in September for students. Would you like a Book Swap for staff? Let me know if you are interested in bringing books in to swap with other adult titles.
Student Lunch Information:
The meal prices for the 2016-2017 school year are below.
Student Full Price $ 2.75
Student Reduced Price $ .40
Adults/ 2nd meals $ 3.45
Student Full Price $ 1.25
Student Reduced Price $ .30
Adults/ 2nd meals $ 2.20
Entree A la Carte $2.00
Fruit/ Vegetable/ Juice/ Bread A la Carte $.95
Milk A la Carte $.90
Child Nutrition has a payment system for parents to apply money to their child's account. The system website is www.myschoolbucks.com. 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 www.myschoolapps.com. 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
The school store received a shipment this morning, and currently has sizes ranging from XS-3XL. We have 4 new designs, but we also restocked the very popular 3/4 sleeve unisex baseball style. In addition to these, we have several other designs, and other school merchandise. Come by and see us!
SENIORS: IT’S TIME TO TAKE THOSE SENIOR PICTURES. BLU MOON IS STILL BOOKING.
Did you know that your senior yearbook portrait MUST be taken the summer BEFORE your senior year even starts? 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.
You MUST CALL to set up your session. 281.252.3990
SENIOR INFORMATION NIGHT:
September 1, 2016 at 7pm in the Auditorium
SENIOR LIGHTING CEREMONY:
Seniors come start your year off with your first official “Senior” event. September 8, 2016 at 7pm in the Auditorium.
Please submit your student’s baby picture and recent picture to the following website to be added to the slideshow.
BECAUSE OF THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND, PHOTO DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 2ND.
Join us at Chick-fil-A College Park before or after Senior Lighting 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., benefiting CP Grad Night. Just tell them you're with "CP Grad Night" for 20% to go to this event to keep our seniors safe!
Tickets for CP Grad Night, the senior graduation lock-in will be sold at Senior Lighting and also at Open House. Registration forms will be included in the seniors' first day packets. For more information, visit www.cpgradnight.org
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 Lighting Program
Senior T-Shirt (Spring)
Prom Ticket (Sr. Only)
Senior Dues do NOT Cover:
Cap, Gown or Graduation Announcements Prom Date Ticket
Homecoming Ticket Panoramic Picture
Prom Pictures GradNight ‘17
*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.
TWCP FINE ARTS
Our new homepage for orchestra is www.cporchestra.com You can also like us on Facebook at Cavalier Orchestra! ALL students need to maintain current contact information in CHARMS - www.charmsoffice.com
User name is collegeparkhsorch. Password is your student ID number.
Fall 2016 Semester Events:
August 8-11, 9:00am-11:30am: Orchestra Freshman Camp. All new students to the Cavalier Orchestra program are required to attend to meet new members and become familiar with course expectations and begin rehearsing concert material. This will take place in the orchestra room (FA1406).
Monday, August 29, 6-8pm: Open House
Tuesday, September 6, 7:00 pm: Mandatory Parent/Student meeting in the Auditorium to meet Dr. K, the Booster Board, and each other. All relevant Handbook and Membership forms will be collected at this meeting, and information covering important dates will be highlighted.
Friday, September 9, 4:00-7:00: Orchestra Picnic at Shadowbend Park.
Saturday, September 24, 9:00 am-12:00 pm: Music in Motion Region Clinic at College Park HS. This is a free workshop provided by CISD and taught by Houston Symphony Orchestra members.
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 www.showtix4u.com 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.
Cavalier Choir Family Picnic
September 10, 2016
This is a fun event for the whole family. There are games, prizes and, of course, food. Each class will bring a suggested food item. It’s a great time to meet other parents in an informal setting.
And Finally….the choir students greatly benefit from all our participation. 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 https://apps.conroeisd.net/volunteer/. Once approved, please forward a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
REVELIERS DANCE CLINIC –
Students in 1st through 8th grade who love to dance and want a chance to dance with
The College Park REVELIERS –This clinic is for YOU!
When: Saturday, September 10, 2016
* Parents are required to come inside to check their child in and out of the clinic.
Where: The Woodlands College Park High School * Gymnasium Entrance
Cost: $40 first dancer / $30 additional sibling
What to Wear: Appropriate dance attire or t-shirt with shorts; dance shoes or athletic shoes
Please contact us by email: email@example.com
Or Visit our Website at: twcpreveliers.net
Turn your registration and payment into your school by September 6th for early registration
REGISTER EARLY to get your t-shirt on the day of the clinic! On time registration ends September 6th. All registration forms will be picked up from the area schools and dance studios by 2:00pm on Tuesday, September 6th. Late registrations and walk-ins will receive their t-shirts at a later date. They will be delivered to the participant’s school
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: firstname.lastname@example.org) * (Band-Nina Forehand: email@example.com) * (Cheer-Marlene Perry: Macostaperry@yahoo.com or Candice Davis: firstname.lastname@example.org). These sales will end by July 30th.
On-line ticket sales
Beginning August 8th, football Season Tickets may be purchased on-line
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
Please note: Reserved Seating = the entire center section at Woodforest Stadium.
The CP student store will also offer ticket sales on Wed, Thurs, and Fridays during lunches only.
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
TWCP CLUB INFORMATION
CP Bass FIshing Club Interest Meeting for students and parents:
Tuesday, August 30 in the Freshmen LGI room 2600 at 7:00PM
Hooked on bass fishing? Love the lakes? Compelled to compete?
We compete in tournaments against anglers from other high schools in the area on local lakes like Conroe, Somerville, Livingston, Rayburn and Houston. Learn more about the club on facebook.