Cavalier

Connection

Celebrating 10 years of Commitment, Pride, Honor and Success

 

2015-2016

Volume 11,  Number 24                                                                                     February 5, 2016

Cavalier Code


UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAAR Testing Schedule

12/7-12/11, 3/29-4/1

 

EOC Testing Window

 5/2-5/6

 

AP Testing Dates

5/2-5/13

 

SAT Test Dates 

10/3, 11/7, 12/5, 1/23, 3/5, 5/7, 6/4

 

ACT Test Dates

9/12, 10/24, 12/12, 2/6, 4/9, 6/11

 

PSAT

10/14 during school

Late arrival for Seniors 10:45 am

 

PTO Meetings @ 9:00 a.m.

LGI 2

9/8, 10/13, 11/10, 12/8, 1/12, 2/9, 3/8, 4/12, 5/24

PTO Brown Bag Lunches

@ 11:00 am  -  LGI

10/21, 11/11, 1/20

 

Pep Rally Dates

9/11, 9/16,(Homecoming Parade), 10/9, 10/16, 10/30

Spring Pep Rally:  1/22

 

Important Dates

8/31 - Open House 6pm

9/3 –  Sr. Parent Info Night  

             7pm

9/10- Senior Lighting  

             Ceremony

            7pm Auditorium

9/21 -9/10/11 Grade Parent   

             Info night 7pm

11/30 - Financial Aid Night

            7 p.m.

2/1 – Incoming 9th graders

            Parent Info Night  -- 7pm

2/4 – Eyes Wide Open 7 p.m.

2/8 – Upperclassman Parent

            Info Night 7pm

2/11-“Everything Under the   

            Sun”  5:30 pm

4/11 -2gether for 2morrow

            6:30 pm @TWCP

4/19 –NHS Induction Ceremony

4/22 –Sr. Meeting w/ Dr.    

            Murrell

5/20 -PROM

5/17 -Honor Graduate   

            Breakfast

5/19 -Senior Awards

6/1-   Senior Picnic

6/3 -  Graduation 7:30 pm

            CWMP

 

Early Release Days

10/16  11:30 am

12/18  11:30 am

 

School Holidays (Students)

9/7, 11/23-27, 12/21-1/4, 1/18

 2/15, 3/14-18, 3/25, 5/30

 

Online Information

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Parent Services
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Dr. Mark A. Murrell

    Principal

Dr. Susan Caffrey

    Academy Headmaster

David Perkins

    Associate Principal of   

    Administrative Services

Dr. Susan Hersperger

    Associate Principal

    Curriculum and 

    Instruction

 

Assistant Principals

Anthony Livecchi

     A-Cho

Melanie McCarthy

    Chp-Gla

Mitch Marriott

    Gib-Lat

Danny Johnson

    Lau-Pal

Tiffany Mathews

    Pam-Sk

Clint Holden

    Sl-Z

 

Counselors

Cindy Rehrig

     Lead Counselor

Debra Creel

     College and Career

Mary Edgerly

     A-B

Cindy Doud

     C-D

Junette Mihelich 

     E-Han

Tiffani Jaqua

     Hao-Lat

Vicky Woods-Hinkle

     Lau-M

Chiante Deal

     N-Roc

Leslie Cronin

    Rod-S

Jessica Beckham

    T-Z

 

 

3701 College Park Drive

The Woodlands, TX 77384

936.709.3000

 

 

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February 8th – Rising Upperclassman (10th-12th grade)

Parent Information Night

                      

                                                                                                                          

FROM THE PRINCIPAL

 

 

 


 

February 11, 2016

Course registration will begin next week, please check your students registration and compare to their 4-year plan in Parent Access. Deadline for registration is February 15th.

 

 

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.  This is for the safety of our students to keep those who do not belong on campus from getting in to the building.  Please know that the more activity through our secure doors the more at risk our facility is at and we need to keep everyone safe.  Thank you for your help and cooperation.

 

2015 CAMPUS FEDERAL REPORT CARDS:

Campus Federal Report Card Conroe ISD

 

                                          

PTO INFORMATION

 


Team Up with TWCP PTO:

PTO Meeting - Tuesday, February 9, 2016 9:00am in the LGI-2. We invite you to meet the Board, and the Principal. Attending PTO meetings will keep you informed about what is going on at your child’s school.

 

 

SAVE THE DATE: 

PTO Parent’s Night Out will be April 10th at Dosey Doe’s Music Café (1488 location).      Details coming soon!

GradNight 2016:

SONIC NIGHT – WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY  10TH  4PM -8PM

COME SUPPORT YOUR 2016 SENIOR CLASS                                                             

 

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 2015-16.

Questions? E-Mail: 

Membership - Diane Rogers at di-rogers@hotmail.com or 

2015-16 PTO President - Tina Rabson at  tinarabson@dynamiccustomrealty.com

(Click here to join online today)

 

 

 

    College Park Elves Needed for Armstrong Elementary!

A new school year and exciting opportunities await the College Park Family!  The College Park PTO is looking forward to working once again with our adopted school, Armstrong Elementary.  Last year, the College Park Elves helped over 700 Armstrong students with a variety of activities.  Our first task has been given and we need your help!  Armstrong is requesting adult mentors to help students who are in need of one-on-one tutoring with math, reading, writing, etc…  It takes as little as an hour a month to help a child in need.  Please consider being a College Park Elf Mentor.  If you would like to be a part of this rewarding experience please e-mail Ann Young at amyoung0627@gmail.com.  The College Park Elves have been involved with this adoption program for 6 years helping others schools in our community.  Please consider signing up for this truly wonderful program.

 

PTO WEBSITE:  www.collegeparkpto.com 

                                                 

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GENERAL INFORMATION

 

 

COUNSELOR CORNER:

Hard to believe that it is almost time for the 2016-17 course registration!

Counselors will be visiting with students through their Social Studies classes on February 4th and 5th. This year, all course registration will be completed online through the students' four year plans available in Student and Parent Access.  All students have worked on their four year plans earlier in the year. The plans will be made available again during the registration window so students can edit and revise their courses for the coming year.  Junior students should consult their junior conference summary sheet from their fall counselor conference to ensure they select courses needed for graduation. 

v  Prior to registration, core area teachers will be completing advisements in the four year plans so that students and parents will know the courses that their current teacher believes they will be most successful in next year. Teachers will conference with students regarding their advisements prior to the opening of the registration period.

v  There will be a Parent Information Night for Rising Upperclassman (10th-12th grade) on Monday, February 8th, at 7:00 in the College Park Auditorium.

v  More information regarding course selection will also be available at "Everything Under the Sun at the Park" scheduled for Thursday, February 11th.  Departments will have a Department Fair from 5:30-7:00 to inform parents and students of course offerings. Counselors will also be available during this same time for a help session with parents and students. From 7:15-8:00, Dr. Hersperger and department chairmen, along with our AP Ambassadors, will be hosting a short presentation regarding advanced level classes and course expectations.

v  Course selection will close on Monday, February 15th, 2016, and students will not be able to adjust their four year plan the remainder of the year. Any changes in course requests after February 22nd will be done through communication with the student's counselor.

SENIOR DUES:

Senior Dues are $120. Senior class dues are for all the activities throughout the school  year;  these can be paid during orientation .   Please see Mr. Marriott or Mrs. Mathews when the school year begins for more information, or if you are having difficulty paying senior dues.

 

Senior Dues Cover:

Senior Lighting Program                 

Senior T-Shirt (Spring)                    

Prom                                                      

Senior Picnic                                      

 

Senior Dues do NOT Cover:

Cap, Gown or Graduation Announcements                          Prom Date Ticket

Homecoming Ticket                                                                    Panoramic Picture

Prom Pictures                                                                               GradNight ’16 (PTO Sponsored Event)

 

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.

LIBRARY NEWS:

MONTGOMERY COUNTY BOOK FESTIVAL:

The Montgomery County Book Festival is around the corner- Saturday, February 27, 2016 at TWCP.

For more information:

https://prezi.com/m_idvlksncka/montgomery-county-book-festival-2016/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

 

 

TWCP- DRIVER EDUCATION CLASSES:

Parents classes are now available on-line 2015 Driver Education classes and all you have to do is log-in at www.esc6.net click on driver-ed. icon in the upper right corner of page and locate session that best fits your child’s needs. For more information on all Driver Education classes contact (936)435-8321

 

PEER TUTORING:

Tutoring will be held in the College And Career Center at 2:45 pm Monday through Thursday.  There is no transportation this year.  For further information, please contact   your student’s counselor.

 

 

 

    FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE:

College Park Clinic will be conducting spinal screening on all 9th grade students who have not provided a sports physical the week of February 1st.

 

 

YEARBOOK:

Keep the memories alive!

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Plain books: $65 Nameplate: $5 Icons: $5 each

Checks payable to TWCP Yearbook: all checks must include driver's license and birth date

Charge sales: go to www.balfour.com or the school store

 

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

 

 

COLLEGE CONNECTION

 


JUNIORS and Parents:  SAVE THE DATE

On April 11th, you are cordially invited to attend our annual information night for juniors, Together for Tomorrow. This night is a time for you to come and hear from the experts, the college admissions representatives themselves, talk about a variety of topics related to college planning, admission, major selection, etc. Topics and presenters will be announced in the next few weeks.  We are excited to be the host school this year and would love to have as many juniors and their parents attend as possible. 

 The event will take place at College Park and will begin at 6:30 pm on April 11th. This is a date change from the original date posted in the CP Newsletter.   As the event approaches, you will receive more detailed information. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

SENIOR INFORMATION

 

 

SENIOR CAP/GOWN AND ANNOUNCMENT ORDERS:

Herff-Jones will be on campus on February 18th and 19th during lunches to take our seniors Cap/Gown and Announcement orders.  Seniors will attend an informational assembly and bring packets home the week before.

 

CP Senior GradNight ’16:

Don’t wait until the last minute, get your Senior registered for GradNight ’16 now.  Please visit our website for more information and registration:  www.cpgradnight.org

 

SENIOR DUES: 

Senior Dues are $120. Senior class dues are for all the activities throughout the school year; these can be paid during orientation .   Please see Mr. Marriott or Mrs. Mathews when the school year begins for more information, or if you are having difficulty paying senior dues.

 

Senior Dues Cover:

Senior Lighting Program                 

Senior T-Shirt (Spring)                    

Prom                                                     

Senior Picnic                                      

 

Senior Dues do NOT Cover:

Cap, Gown or Graduation Announcements                          Prom Date Ticket

Homecoming Ticket                                                                    Panoramic Picture

Prom Pictures                                                                               GradNight ’16 (PTO Sponsored Event)

 

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.

 

 

TWCP FINE ARTS

 

 


   TWCP CHOIR:

Over 64,000 students initially enter the All-State competitive process

·         860 are selected to perform with All-State Concert and Jazz Bands

·         220 are selected to perform with All-State Orchestras

·         616 are selected to perform with All-State Choirs

·         All-State performances will be held as part of the annual TMEA

Clinic/Convention, Feb. 10–13, 2016. Over 26,000 people from Texas and beyond will attend over 315 workshops, 100 performances, and visit over 1,300 exhibit booths at this nation’s largest music educators convention.

MORE INFO: www.tmea.org/convention; 936-709-3000

Alan Boudreaux, Winter Bourdier, Jesus Bravo and Ivy Taylor, members of the College Park Cavalier Chorale will perform with the Texas All-State Choir in San Antonio, Saturday, February 13, 2016 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as part of the 2016 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention. They were chosen for this prestigious honor through a competitive process held this year across the state at District, Region, and Area levels. Alan is a private voice student of Zach Averyt. This is Alan’s second time to perform as a member of a TMEA All-State organization. Alan is a junior and the son of Craig and Beth Boudreaux.

Winter, also a junior, is a student of Diana Stoerzbach. This is Winter’s first time to perform as a member of the TMEA All-State choir. Winter is the daughter of Diana Bourdier and Gil Guillory. Both Jesus and Ivy are seniors and study voice with Margy Korfhage. Jesus is also performing with the All-State Choir for the first time. He is the son of Mayela Cabrera & Hernan Bravo. Finally, Ivy Taylor will be singing as an All-State choir member for the third time this year. Ivy’s parents are Cody and Brandie Taylor. All four students sing at school under the direction of Erin Bodhaine and Katie McCravy, both members of the Texas Music Educators Association, a 12,000+ member organization headquartered in Austin. High school students selected to perform in the All-State concerts have competed through several levels of auditions beginning in the fall of 2015 to qualify at the state level. All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. Over 1,600 students are selected through a process that begins with over 64,000 students from around the state vying for this honor to perform in one of 15 ensembles (bands, orchestras, and choirs). Texas Music Educators

Association sponsors the Texas All-State competition. This competitive process begins throughout the state in auditions hosted by 28 TMEA Regions. Individual musicians perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice part. From this ranking, a select group of musicians advances from their Region to compete against musicians from other areas in seven TMEA Area competitions. The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in a TMEA All-State music group. Only the top 3% of musicians who initially audition become All-State musicians. These All-State students participate in three days of rehearsals directed by nationally-recognized conductors during the TMEA Clinic/Convention. Their performances for thousands of attendees bring this extraordinary event to a close. For the All-State concert schedule and conductor information, go to the Performances section of www.tmea.org/convention. The Texas Music Educators Association is an association of over 12,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education.

Go to www.tmea.org/convention for more information.

 

TWCP ORCHESTRA NEWS:

Our homepage for orchestra is http://twcp.conroeisd.net/Teachers/pkempter/.  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!  ALL parents and students need to maintain current contact information in CHARMS: www.charmsoffice.com.   User name is CollegeParkHSOrch.  Password is your student ID number.

 

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

 

 


 

Cavalier Challenge:

When we are accountable and responsible we take charge of our lives. Look through the self-evaluation again. Choose one area from the self-evaluation to focus on this week. Choose one of those aspects; now write down how you will make an extra special effort to act upon it this week.

 

 

TWCP ATHLETICS

 

 

TWCP LADY CAVS BASKETBALL:

The Lady Cavalier Basketball team will be having a fundraiser outside of Tylers on February 6th from 11-2. Please come out and support our girls!

 

Pink Out Night  TWCP and TWHS Girls Basketball Teams

 

TWCP CHEER TRYOUTS:

College Park Cheer Tryouts are just around the corner!  Our Tryout Informational Meeting will be held Thursday, February 18th in the CP auditorium.  This meeting is mandatory for all potential 2016-2017 squad members as well as their parent/guardian.  Tryout packets will be distributed at this meeting.  A make- up meeting for those who cannot attend will be held Monday, February 22nd in the CP LGI at 6:45 am.

 

All Tryout Paperwork will be due to the CP front office by 3pm on March 3rd.  No exceptions.

 

CP Cheer tryouts will be held March 7th-10th.

 

The College Park Cheerleaders are hosting a Skills Clinic for 5th–8th graders wanting to improve basic cheer skills.  The skills clinic will focus on jumps, chants, cheers & performance skills.  Walk In welcome!

 

Saturday, February 27, 2016

9:00 – 12:00

College Park High School Gym

The cost is $50

 

For additional information please contact Alex Vera at HYPERLINK "mailto:collegeparkcheer@gmail.com"collegeparkcheer@gmail.com__

 

 

TWCP CAVALIER BASEBALL:

CP Dugout Club Meeting-Monday, February 8th at 7:00 PM

The Meeting will be held in the Gym

Parents and players are requested to attend our Spring Dugout Club Meeting.  Players will be introduced and all spring logistics will be covered.  There will be an opportunity to purchase/order apparel and purchase tickets to the upcoming Blue/Silver Game.

Questions, please contact Lynn Trahan, Dugout Club President at 713.594.6952 or lynn.trahan@bakerhughes.com 

 

 

TWCP CAVALIER TRACK AND FIELD:

Track and Field practice has started for the 2016 Spring Season.  If you are interested, please meet out on the track afterschool.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

 


CP Senior GradNight ’16:

Don’t wait until the last minute, get your Senior registered for GradNight ’16 now.  Please visit our website for more information and registration:  www.cpgradnight.org

 

Parent Information Nights:

Upperclassman Information Night: February 8, 2017 – 7pm

 

EVERYTHIING UNDER THE SUN:

February 11, 2016

Parent Help Session (Meet One on One with the Counselors/Come and Go) 5:30-7:00 pm –LGI

Course Conspectus (Visit with Teachers from Core and Elective classes to discover more about CP course offerings)   5:30-7:00pm (Come and go) Commons and main hallways

Advance Courses Information Meeting (Parent and Student meeting, first time or multi-class taker)  7:15 pm in the Auditorium

 

 

 TWCP CLUB INFORMATION

 

JROTC:

Volunteer Work - A group of cadets volunteered at Kroger this past weekend in support of the Souper Bowl of Caring campaign. The cadets helped the store sell 267 hunger bags!! This supplied over $2,000 in food to the the Montgomery County Food Bank!! Great job cadets!! And a HUGE thanks to the parent volunteers that helped out as well. Let's hope for another successful weekend Feb 6-7th!!

 

Cadet Pictures - Pictures were taken in January. Order form can now be found on the JROTC website www.twcpjrotc.com!! Deadline to order is February 27th.

 

Trivia/Silent Auction Night - Help is still needed for this great fundraiser event that will take place on Saturday, April 2nd from 7-10 pm at the high school! More info can be found on the JROTC website www.twcpjrotc.com including volunteer/donation opportunites. Please sign up today to help or let us know which items you can donate!!

 

Below are some "save the date" notices. More info to come on each event as available.

 

Calendar of Events

February 16 - Booster Club Meeting 6:00 pm

March 26 - Car Wash Fundraiser

April 2 - Trivia Night Fundraiser 7-10 pm

April 30 - Year End Ball

 

FRENCH CLUB:

Meets every first and third Wednesday starting at 2:45 to 3:45 in 2602.

 

TEXAS NEWBZ:  

Love being social? Don't know many people at CP? Or are you looking for a new crowd?  We plan events for NEW and OLD students who want to make friends and meet new people.

We meet every other at 2:45.

Follow our remind: Text @TXNEWBZ to 81010 for up to date info and meeting location OR email Capote1@yahoo.com

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE NEW TO BE A NEWBZ!

 

STUCO:

Students can join anytime by coming to the meetings and paying $20 which includes a shirt. 

 

UPCOMING FEBRUARY MEETING DATES: February 9th and 22nd at 6pm in the Commons.

To help kids stay connected and give back to the school and our community!  

 

Student Support: 

Suckers for Soccer- bring in Dum Dum Lollipops. 

Balls for Ballers- bring in Oreo packages. 

Treats for Tennis- sugar cookie mix. 

Energy & Environment:

 Call Me Later- bring in old cellphones to room 3114.

 Melt My Heart- bring in crayons to room 3114.

Community Service:

 David Elementary Carnival- February 19th.

Clothing Drive- bring in gently used clothing to room 3114.

Teacher Appreciation:

 Hugs and Kisses- bring in Hershey kisses to room 3114.

English Teachers Raise The Bar- bring in Hershey chocolate bars to room 3114

 

HOSA:

HOSA Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursdays 2:45 pm Room 3311.

 

DECA:

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Encourage your son/daughter to join DECA now to start building their resume.

 

Email CollegeParkDECA@gmail.com for more information

Sign up for DECA's Remind 101. Text @CPdeca to 81010

 

FFA:

FFA Meeting- Regular monthly meetings are on the second Tuesday at 7pm unless there is a conflict with an FFA event.  All of the dates will be listed on www.collegepark.ffanow.org

 

ART CLUB:  Monday’s in Room 1412 from 2:45 pm-3:45 pm

 

NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY:  Monday’s in room 1412 from 2:45 pm -3:45 pm

 

DIGITAL ART CLUB:  Monday’s in room 1412 from 2:45 pm -3:45 pm

 

STORM: meets Fridays from 2:45pm-3:30 pm in room 1105.   It is a faith based organization, and everyone is welcome.

 

LITERARY CLUB:  Every Friday at 2:35 pm -3:30 pm.  Share your love of Reading and Books!

 

 

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,