Commitment, Pride, Honor and Success
Volume 12, Number 9 October 3, 2016
Junior Parent Information Night
October 3rd – 7pm
(Herff-Jones will be here for class ring sales)
TWCP @ ORHS
October 7th @ 7:30 pm
CISD COLLEGE FAIR
October 11th @ 6:30 pm
Lonestar Convention Center
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, 10/10, 11/8, 12/13, 1/10, 2/14, 3/7, 4/11, 5/23
PTO Brown Bag Lunches
@ 11:00 am - LGI
10/26, 11/30, 1/18, 3/8
Pep Rally Dates
8/26, 9/15, 10/12(Homecoming Parade), 10/30, 11/4
Spring Pep Rally: 1/20, TBA
8/29 - Open House 6pm
9/1 – Sr. Parent Info Night
9/8- Senior Lighting Ceremony
9/19 -9th and 10th Grade Parent
Info night 7pm
9/26 -Financial Aid Night
10/3- 11th Grade Parent
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.
“SWORDS OF SUCCESS”
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
We have reached the end of the 6th week of the school year. Teachers are working with your students and helping them with keep up with their classwork. UIL Eligibility check will take place at the end of the 1st 6-weeks (September 30). Any student that fails a course that is on the waiver list may elect to apply for a waiver, but must do so through the counseling office by the end of the day October 11.
If you see that your student is struggling, please encourage them to reach out to their teacher, coach, or counselor to find the various times that tutorials are taking place. Students are encouraged in class, and by coaches/directors to take advantage of tutorials.
Have a great weekend,
Mark A. Murrell, Ed.D.
Team Up with TWCP PTO:
PTO Meeting: Monday, October 10th at 9am in the LGI 2. Please check in at the front office.
Your College Park HS PTO is a vital part of the school. Whether we are assisting with student or parent programs, helping teachers and staff members or working to beautify and enhance school grounds, we are working to support our students and our school. TWCP is proud to say we have one of the largest CISD Memberships and we would like to continue that tradition in 2016-2017.
Sonic spirit nights will be every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 4-8 p.m. Our next one will be the day of the Homecoming Parade, October 12. Please eat at Sonic on Hwy. 242 and look for our seniors to donate tips and buy coupon cards benefiting CP Grad Night.
If you are a senior and would like to volunteer to help with a Spirit Night and earn extra raffle tickets for prizes at Grad Night, please email email@example.com
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SENIORS
Other Upcoming Spirit Nights
October 6 - Spirit Night at Huti's 5 Free-Fire Grill, 2501 Research Forest Dr., 4-9 p.m. 15% goes to GradNight.
Nov. 2 - 4 p.m. to close Spirit Night at Willie's Grill & Ice House, 16846 N Fwy Service Rd., 15% goes to GradNight
Dec. 1 - all day Grub Burger, 2417 Research Forest Dr, 20% goes to Grad Night
For all Spirit Nights, make sure you mention you are with "GradNight!"
ARMSTRONG MENTORS NEEDED:
Are you looking for a fun and rewarding way to get involved in the College Park school community? If so, mentoring an Armstrong Elementary student might be just what you’re looking for! CP mentors strive to build a caring, consistent, and purposeful relationship with their mentee by providing acceptance, support, guidance, and assistance to promote student success. Mentors are needed for the 2016-2017 school year! Mentoring at Armstrong Elementary takes place during the students’ lunch/recess period, so it requires as little as an hour a month. Please consider joining this truly wonderful program!
For more information please contact Ann Young at firstname.lastname@example.org
CP’s Tradition of Giving Continues at Armstrong
For the 7th year, College Park High School will continue their tradition of giving by hosting a festive holiday Event at our adopted school, Armstrong Elementary on December 15th, 2016. The planning stages are under way, so it is time to organize volunteers for this festive event. Please help College Park spread kindness and good cheer to our Armstrong Elementary friends. Volunteers, we are hoping we can count on you to join the fun this December as we help those less fortunate. If you would like to help, please contact Ann Young at email@example.com. Many hands are needed to host a party for more than 700 students and 80 faculty members. Our first meeting will take place immediately following the CP PTO meeting on Tuesday, October 13th at 10:00AM in LGI 2. We hope to see YOU there! Many thanks in advance for your hard work and enthusiasm!
Ann Young & Marilyn Koester - School Adoption Program Co-Chairs
PTO WEBSITE: www.ptotwcp.com
11th Grade Parent Information Night
The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. Come and hear about what you and your student can expect this year and how the counseling staff will be working with your student this year.
CAMPUS COLLEGE VISITS:
We have many (70+) schools that will be visiting College Park this fall. If you are interested in the visit, please log into your family connection account, click on colleges, click view all upcoming visits, click on sign up next to the one you are interested in, then click on sign me up. (you have to click on sign me up twice) Both Juniors and Seniors are welcome to sign up.
Family Connection: login/email: Student ID (123456) Password: stu followed by student id (stu123456)
Parents, remember, this feature is not on the parent side, only the student side of family connection. Please remember that these visits are for students, not parents.
October 3, 2016
Loyola University New Orleans
University of Southern California
October 4, 2016
University of Michigan
New York Film Academy
Arizona State University
Johns Hopkins University
October 5, 2016
Oklahoma State University
October 6, 2016
The George Washington University
Michigan State University
University of Denver
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The University of Arizona
October 7, 2016
Loyola University Chicago
University of Arkansas
Spring Hill College
University of Wisconsin, Madison
October 10, 2016
Sewanee: The University of the South
October 11, 2016
Lone Star College- Montgomery
University of California, Los Angeles
Missouri University of Science and Technology
October 12, 2016
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
October 13, 2016
University of Pittsburgh
University of Notre Dame
Texas Christian University
University of Colorado at Boulder
October 14, 2016
Tulane University 14-Oct
The ASVAB sign up is in family connection as a college visit. We are limiting it to Juniors and Seniors only. Taking the ASVAB does not commit a student to military service. Kids will need to log in and register if they would like to take it.
email: they just need to enter their id number
password: stu and their id (not the last 5 of their social)
Click on Colleges
Click on View Upcoming visits
Find ASVAB (October 4th)
Click on Sign Up
Click on Sign Me Up
They have to do sign up and sign me up or they won't be registered.
I will send them a reminder the day before about where to meet and at what time. Students will not be called out of class if they do not remember to come to the test. Students are responsible for any worked missed that day. The test takes approximately four hours and will begin at 7:30am on October the 4th.
HOMECOMING RED WAGON PARADE:
October 12th at 6pm at Woodforest Stadium
HOMECOMING DANCE 2016 - "A New York State of Mind"
October 15, TWCP Commons, 8pm - 12am. Tickets - $25.00. Tickets are on sale on the TWCP WebStore now through October 7. Cash sales ticket sales will be on sale in the commons during all lunches the week of October 3-7. Look for the Homecoming Ticket table near the clinic by the crest. No tickets will be sold after October 7 and no tickets will be sold at the door. Ticket pickup dates will be October 10-12. Students must have a ticket and a photo ID to enter the dance. Date forms are available in the front office and must be turned in to the AP's office by October 11th.
JUNIOR RING SALES:
Juniors received Class Ring Packets today in a Junior Assembly. Orders can be placed online at: www.mygradaccount.com or in person on campus on October 3rd during Junior Parent Information Night.
Calendar of Events for 2016-2017
Oct 18 - Booster Club Meeting 7 pm, Room 1417
Nov 15 - Booster Club Meeting 7 pm, Room 1417
Future Social Functions...more info to come!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academy of Science and Technology
Distinguished Lecture Series
Thursday, October 6
Jaye Thompson, PhD
Senior Vice President Repros Therapeutics, Inc.
New Drug Development: An Overview of the Clinical Regulatory Process
TWCP – LGI 6pm
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.
Monday-Thursday, 2:45-4 in the College and Career Center.
Yearbooks may be picked up at the front office during school hours for only graduated seniors.
Yearbooks are on sale now for the 2016-2017 school year.
$75 for the yearbook.
You may purchase online at: 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
Business ads in the newspaper and yearbook
Why should your business buy ad space in the newspaper or yearbook?
Think it’s just charity?
-Newspapers are distributed free to 2,967 students and over 200 faculty members
-The newspaper is also available online to parents
-Your ad in the newspaper will be seen by the entire student body 1200+ yearbooks are purchased that are seen
not only by the student, but by the parents. That is approximately 3600 people that will see your ad— not just
a select audience
-We will design your ad for free and send it to you for prior approval
-Our ads are the cheapest way to reach a target audience of students and parents.
-If you would like students featured in your ad, we will shoot the photo for you free
Buying an ad is sound business.
(And let’s face it, supporting the school doesn’t hurt either!)
The school store received a shipment this morning, and currently has sizes ranging from XS-3XL. In addition to these, we have several other designs, and other school merchandise. Come by and see us!
SENIORS: IT’S TIME TO TAKE THOSE SENIOR PICTURES. BLU MOON IS STILL BOOKING.
Yearbook deadlines come early, so if you’d like to appear with the rest of your class in the 2017 yearbook, then you must make an appointment with Blu Moon Photography by October 8th.
You MUST CALL to set up your session. 281.252.3990
Senior Dues are $110. Senior class dues are for all the activities throughout the school year; these can be paid in the finance office or online through the Webstore. Please see Mr. Johnson or Mrs. Wallace when the school year begins for more information, or if you are having difficulty paying senior dues. Senior dues will increase after the Winter break to $120.
Senior Dues Cover:
Senior T-Shirt (Spring)
Prom Ticket (Sr. Only)
Senior 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
Fall Black Box: Student Directed Scenes/One Acts
Performances: October 5th and 6th at 7pm
Pygmalion by G. Bernard Shaw
October 27th, 28th, 29th and November 1st at 7pm.
Tickets: General Admission $7 students $5.00
Community Engaged Theater Project in the Black Box
Performance: November 15th at 7pm
Les Miserables: High School Edition
Auditions: November 7th and 8th
Performances: January 19th, 20th, 21st at 7pm and January 21st at 2pm
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:
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.
Hear the beautiful sounds of the Cavalier Choir at our first concert of the year. We have the opportunity to combine our concert with the choirs of Knox Junior High and, this year we are especially delighted to have the choirs of Collins and Wilkerson Intermediate schools joining us.
October 6th—7:00 p.m.
The Woodlands United Methodist Church
Military Salute –November 12, 2016
Each year, the Cavalier Choir has the privilege of honoring our area service men and women, active and veterans.
There will be two shows, with a reception between shows where you can enjoy some dessert and view our Hall of
Honor. Tickets will go on sale soon. Don’t want to miss this great opportunity to honor those who give so much for
our freedom. If you haven’t already done so, there is an opportunity for you to also add to our Hall of Honor.
Information coming soon.
Dinner and Concert
This year, Rhythm n’ Blue is kicking off our Winter Concert, “Days of Gratitude” with a pre-concert dinner. It will,
OF COURSE, feature songs and dancing from our fantastic show choir, and will be a great chance for your family to have dinner together on an already busy night. Please make plans to attend.
We will begin serving dinner in the commons at 6:15 p.m. After dinner, Rhythm n’ Blue will escort you, in style, to the auditorium for our traditional winter concert.
December 1, 2016
Parent Volunteers. Each year we request volunteers to help in food service (pick up, delivery or serving), chaperoning (in school and away), or with special functions (military salute, banquet). If you are interested in volunteering, any amount of time will be greatly appreciated. All volunteers must fill out the CISD required Volunteer Application Form. Follow the link https://apps.conroeisd.net/volunteer/. Once approved, please forward a copy to email@example.com.
REVS SPIRIT NIGHT:
Please join us for an official
20% of the proceeds benefit the College Park Reveliers
Wednesday, October 19th from 5pm-7pm
Kendra Scott, The Woodlands
TWCP 2016 Cheer Skills Clinic Registration
Saturday, October 8, 2016 • 9:00am – 12:00pm • Check in at 8:45am • Pick-up at 12:00pm
Clinic Registration $50.00
CISD Employee Price $40.00
Sibling Registration $45.00
Registration form and information: http://collegeparkcheer.blogspot.com/
For questions and concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com) * (Band-Nina Forehand: firstname.lastname@example.org) * (Cheer-Marlene Perry: Macostaperry@yahoo.com or Candice Davis: email@example.com). These sales will end by July 30th.
On-line ticket sales for home games
Reserved seats (if available), general admission, and student tickets for all home and CISD football games will also be available to purchase the week of each game at the above website until 1:00 pm game day.
Please note: Reserved Seating = entire center section at Woodforest Stadium
**The CP student store will also offer ticket sales on Wed, Thurs, and Fridays during lunches only for both away games and home games.
CISD Ticket Prices:
Football: $8/reserved $6/adult $4/students
ALL tickets purchased at the gate $8
Sub-varsity games and all other High School sports
Gate only purchase: $3/adult $2/student
TWCP CLUB INFORMATION
SPEECH AND DEBATE TEAM:
We need volunteers!
The College Park Speech and Debate Team is hosting our first tournament on Saturday, October 1st for middle school students. We need students and parents to help judging, running documents, timekeepers and to help with food for our judges and coaches all from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Below is our links to help sign up, your help will greatly appreciated.
Tournament volunteer sign-up
Tournament donations sign-up
Speech and Debate team shirt order form
We expect approximately 700+ student competitors, staff and bus drivers so we will have a full house! Come join us for good food and a great chance to help kids shine.
We are seeking donations of canned sodas and bottled water as well as any items we can add to goodie bags for our visiting teachers and coaches.
Please contact Mrs. Cook to volunteer your time or to donate: firstname.lastname@example.org.
COLLEGE PARK FFA:
College Park FFA Booster Club
2nd Annual Garage Sale
Saturday, October 8, 2016
7am to 12pm
(Garage sale to be held indoors) Commons (Cafeteria) at College Park Clean out your garage/closets and Contact Angela Myres at 703-585-7717 to reserve your space to sell.
Shop, Sell or Donate. Donated items will be sold to fund FFA scholarships and student projects.
JAPANESE CLUB DATES:
Upcoming meeting dates:
CHILD NUTRITION INFORMATION:
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