Volume 8, Number 38 May 20, 2013
Cavalier Calendar Highlights
5/30/13 -3:30 pm
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
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:
EXAMS AND LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
The following will be the exam schedule for seniors. Seniors’ last day of classes will be Friday, May 31, 2013 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.
You will follow the schedule below during exam week.
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.
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.
Calling all Sophomores and Juniors…
How would you like a Primo Parking spot for the 2013-2014 school year??
Well, it can be YOURS! Senior Send Off is auctioning off a premium parking space to the highest bidder. This location is better than lots of teacher spots!! Won't it be worth it to have no more "dings" on your car and a quick exit from school? Auction opens on Friday, May 17th and runs through 11:59pm, May 23rd.
Bidding will start at $500 and increases must be in $25 increments. Please submit your bid to firstname.lastname@example.org. The highest bid will be posted on our website, www.cpseniorsendoff.webs.com, every night at 9 pm. Remember to bid generously. All proceeds benefit CP Senior Send-off. Direct any questions to email@example.com.
Seniors.......Graduation is only 25 days away!
Don't forget to register online NOW for Senior Send Off, our post-graduation all night lock-in! Cost is still just $30! Please consider volunteering and making a donation while you visit the website @ www.cpseniorsendoff.webs.com. Donations/registrations can also be dropped off in an envelope at the front office. We are counting on your help to make this a successful night for our graduates!
We are getting oh, so close!!!! Just wanted to share a few reminders.....
1. Register your Senior!!!!!
2. If at all possible, volunteer to help the night of the event. You won't be sorry! It's a special time to create lasting memories. We need close to 100 adults.
3. Support the cause! Make a financial donation and/or solicit prizes for our kids. (restaurant certificates, teeth whitening, car detail packages....anything your student would like) Please don't rely on others to do this. It takes a village......
4. If you have a Junior or Sophomore, consider bidding on the Primo Parking Spot for the 2013-14 school year. Details in the Cavalier Connection and on our web site.
All of the above can be done through our web site, www.cpseniorsendoff.webs.com.
Finally, order your Prom corsages/boutonnieres from Kreations by Kellie and she will donate 10% of the cost to Senior Send Off! You can find her at 26511 I-45 N, or by calling 832-948-0612.
Stay tuned to the latest news in the Cavalier Connection and emails from Dr. Murrell. Our success for this event depends on you. Please help us in providing a safe celebration for our graduates!
Our next meeting is scheduled for May 21 at 9:00 am in LGI2.
PTO Board Information:
The 2013/2014 PTO Board candidates selected by our nominating committee are as follows. Please join us at our next meeting where we will be voting in these new board members.
President: LaVette Bell
VP Programs: Nicole Johnson
VP Membership: Gwen Lau
VP Ways & Means: Lori Brundrett
Secretary: Sue Schnur
Treasurer: Marrianne Westfall
EXTENDED THRU MAY!
BE A PART OF CAVALIER HISTORY!
By purchasing an engraved brick,
you can leave a lasting tribute to your affinity to College Park HS. Successive generations of students and visitors will see your legacy
as they view your brick along the Cavalier Walk of Honor - whether the brick is engraved with your name or the name of someone you choose to honor or memorialize.
This is NOT for Seniors only
Underclassmen, this may be your only opportunity to purchase a brick!
8x8 bricks available for $300, 4x8 bricks for $150.
Click here for details & to ORDER NOW!
Funds raised benefit all CPHS students.
Don't put this off too long!
Be a Part of Tomorrow….Today!
Help us pave the way for education!
Our adopted school Runyan Elementary is asking for our assistance with their "Runyan Field Day" coming up Tuesday, May 28th and Wednesday, May 29th. "Field Day" is an event held by Runyan to celebrate the academics throughout the successful school year. There are fun games the students will participate in moving from one station to another. Coach Bassett is asking that College Park help teachers with these stations, walking students to and from one station and another and assisting with the needs of students. It is a lot of fun and I hope you can take time out one of the days to help. There are 2 shifts available each day:
*Tuesday, May 28th (1st shift starts at 8:30am / 2nd shift starts at 12:30pm)
*Wednesday, May 29th (1st shift starts at 8:30am / 2nd shift starts at 12:30)
Please take a look at one of these day and let me know if you would be interested in helping our adopted school and a fun event! Email Marlene at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT:
Senior Awards Night, Tuesday May 21, at 7:00pm--Documentation Needed ASAP
Senior Awards Night honors the Class of 2013 for their outstanding accomplishments. This is an invitation only event. If you have received and accepted a scholarship, you will be recognized on this night. Please bring us a copy your scholarship award letter – you can also email a scanned copy to us. Please name the attachment your first and last name. We PREFER pdf documents. If they are local scholarships or booster club scholarships, just email your name, local scholarship name and amount. Even if you are already invited due to being an honor graduate (top 15%) you still need to present your scholarship documentation. We will honor college scholarships both academic or athletic. Academic Grants are also acceptable. You can forward an email, send a .pdf or screen shot, but we do prefer pdf files.
EXAMS AND LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
The senior exam schedule is above, the seniors’ last day of classes will be Friday, May 31, 2013 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.
Senior prom is right around the corner on May 24th. Prom tickets to those who have paid their senior dues will be available only May 13-16 during all lunches. Seniors who have not paid senior dues or have holds on items or books, will not be permitted to obtain tickets or attend the upcoming senior picnic and prom. Dues of $120.00 may be paid in the Grade Level Office to Mrs. Hurtado or Mrs. Green.
Seniors who have paid dues may purchase a ticket for $65.00 for their guest. All guests must complete a Guest Registration Form which is available now in the GLO. The completed form must be returned to the GLO no later than Friday, May 16th.
TWCP Prom Protocol and Expectations
v All TWCP students MUST have a TWCP student I.D. in their possession and present it to school officials prior to entrance. Guests must also have their school I.D. or Texas Driver’s License and present it at check in to school officials. Out of school dates must be pre-approved. (Forms are in GLO and must be filled out and returned by May 16th)
v Students who are currently suspended, assigned to In-School Suspension, D.A.E.P., or expelled at the time of the dance are not allowed to attend.
v Students who are scheduled to HOMEBOUND PLACEMENT are prohibited from attending the prom.
v All students are to remain at the prom. Anyone who leaves the prom will not be allowed to return. Students who leave the event cannot purchase another ticket in an attempt to gain admittance. Once a person departs from the prom they must leave the premises.
v Administrators have the right to deny entrance to the prom.
v Students are responsible for their own transportation.
v All students are expected to conduct themselves in a mature manner. All school rules and expectations are enforced during the prom. Out of school dates must adhere to TWCP school rules and CISD policies.
v All students must respect the personal body space of other students. Provocative and/or lewd dancing or behavior is forbidden. Students behaving in a provocative and/or lewd manner will be removed from the prom.
v There are no refunds for anyone who leaves the dance or is removed by a school district employee.
v Students are required to be in appropriate attire for the prom. Students wearing extreme and/or provocative attire will not be allowed entrance into the prom. In keeping with the elegance of the occasion, students will not be permitted to change out of their formalwear into casual clothes at the Marriott. Additionally, College Park administration and faculty will not receive backpacks or bags with clothing changes at the coat check. Parents may not drop off bags for their students at the prom.
v Respect for all chaperones, administrators, teachers and Marriott employees is expected, and failure to meet this expectation will result in removal from the prom. Students removed will not have their tickets refunded.
v School administrators have complete and final authority during prom.
v TWCP is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items during the prom; this includes, but is not limited to, personal property and vehicles.
v Any disciplinary infractions or removal from prom could result in non-participation in graduation activities.
v Shoes must be worn at all times.
v No outside food or drink is allowed on the premises.
v Prom tickets are numbered & registered to individual students:
No Transfers ~ No Exchanges ~ No Refunds
v Any attempt to violate the ticket rules will result in removal from the prom.
v Prom tickets are only good with a valid school ID card. Out of school dates must present identification and be pre-approved.
v Prom tickets are invalid if the ticket number has been altered, removed, or becomes unreadable.
v Prom tickets will not be sold at the door.
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.
TWCP administration has created a group on Facebook for your class. We are hoping this will keep you caught up with all things “Senior” next year. Look for: CPHS Seniors 2013 on Facebook and “Like” us.
WHERE: CISD Administration Building
3205 West Davis, Conroe, 77304
WHEN: Thursday, May 30, 2013
6:00 – 8:00 pm
PRESENTED BY: Leland Dushkin, CPA
Hereford, Lynch, Sellars & Kirkham, P.C.
Instructions and assistance to prepare IRS forms 990, 990EZ and 990N
CISD is offering this seminar for all interested officers of CISD Educational Support Groups, Inc. members and all other CISD parent organizations, including PTOs and Booster Clubs.
Penalties for not filing these IRS forms include loss of your non-profit status, so this is something you can’t afford to ignore…
RSVP by Tuesday, May 28 with your group name, attendee name and contact information to Diane Doran at 936.709.7680 or email@example.com
It is very important that these forms are filed with the IRS by the Due Date so that your organization does not lose their non-profit tax exempt status.
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
NOTE: Tickets purchased 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:
College Park HS, Attention Camp Cavalier
3701 College Park Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77384
* Tickets will be sold at Knox
May 22 and 23 during lunches
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
Campus Tour Available
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
TWCP Band Booster Club would like to say CONGRATULATIONS to our fantastic Band.
All 3 bands competed in the Alamo Showcase this past Friday, April 26th in San Antonio.
Concert, Symphonic and Wind Ensemble all placed Best in their Division and the Wind Ensemble also placed Best at Site. Way go kids! We are all so proud of you!
We would also like to say CONGRATULATIONS to all of you for making straight 1's at UIL!
You guys are awesome!
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
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.
YOU ARE INVITED!
Thursday, May 23
The TWCP Cavaliers invite you to attend our 2013 spring football game. Activities with TWCP Cavalier football players are planned for our elementary & junior high feeder school students, and the TWCP Touchdown Club will be grilling & selling hamburgers so this will be a fun evening for the whole family!
5:00 – 6:00 pm Freshman Game
6:00 – 6:30 pm on field activities for Future Cavaliers
6:45 JV/Varsity Games begin
Half Time Knox 7 on 7 games
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.
Look forward to meeting you and forward to the 2013-2014 Basketball Season!
TWCP CLUB INFORMATION
The College Park School Store has once again been certified GOLD for a school store in the state of Texas!
$5 Tshirts $10 Hoodies
$15 Pants/Polos $20 Shorts
$25 Nike DriFit Shirts
While supplies last, no holds, no charges
Just visit the Web Store for all other CP apparel.
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.