Celebrating 10 years of Commitment, Pride, Honor and Success
Volume 10, Number 9 September 29, 2014
TWCP vs. Atascocita
September 26 – 7:30 pm
(Must have ID and ticket for entrance)
3rd Annual “Two Teams,
September 29-Oct. 9th
Please bring canned or non- perishable items, or cash
TWCP cannot accept any checks without the following information on them: Name, Driver’s License number and Date of Birth.
Please do not send your student with a check to pay for fees, parking, dues or any other payment without this information written on the check.
College Board School Code
Family Connection website
Progress Report Dates
1st 9-weeks: 9/17, 10/8
2nd 9-weeks: 11/12, 12/10
3rd 9-weeks: 2/4, 2/25
4th 9-weeks: 4/15, 5/6, 5/27
Report Card Dates
1st 9-weeks: 10/24 PAC/student
2nd 9-weeks: 1/9 PAC/student
3rd 9-weeks: 3/27 PAC/student
4th 9-weeks: 6/11 (Mailed)
Math – TBA
Science – TBA
Fall Exams: 12/16-12/19
Spring Exams: 6/1-6/4
Seniors Spring: 5/26-5/29
Senior Parent Info: 8/28
Senior Lighting: 9/11
Mandatory Senior Mtg w/Dr. Murrell: 5/8
Honor Graduate Breakfast: 5/19
Senior Awards Night: 5/21
Senior Picnic: 6/1
Senior Send-off: 6/1
STAAR Testing Schedule
EOC Testing Window
TAKS Exit Retest Schedule
AP Testing Dates
SAT Test Dates
10/11, 11/8, 12/6, 1/24, 3/14,
ACT Test Dates
9/13, 10/25, 12/13, 2/7, 4/18, 6/13
10/15 during school
Late arrival for Seniors 10:45 am
PTO Meetings @ 9:00 a.m.
9/9, 10/7, 11/4, 12/9, 1/13, 2/3, 3/10, 4/7, 5/12
PTO Brown Bag Lunches
@ 11:00 am - LGI
10/8, 11/12, 1/21
Pep Rally Dates
8/29, 9/5, 9/24 (Homecoming Parade), 10/10, 10/24, 11/7
Spring Pep Rally: 1/23, 4/2
8/28 –Sr. Parent Info Night
9/8 - Open House 6pm
9/17- Senior Lighting Ceremony
9/22 -9/10/11 Grade Parent
Info night 7pm
12/2 -Financial Aid Night
2/9 – Upperclassman Parent
Info Night 7pm
2/5 – Eyes Wide Open 7 p.m.
2/2 – Incoming 9th graders
Parent Info Night -- 7pm
2/19-“Everything Under the
4/13 -2gether for 2morrow
6:30 pm @TWHS
TBA –NHS Induction Ceremony
58 – Sr. Meeting w/ Dr. Murrell
5/19 -Honor Graduate
5/21 -Senior Awards
6/1- Senior Picnic
6/1 - Graduation 7:30 pm
Early Release Days
10/17 11:30 am
12/19 11:30 am
6/4 11:30 am
School Holidays (Students)
9/1, 11/24-28, 12/22-1/5, 1/19
2/16, 3/16-20, 4/3, 5/25
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
National Merit Semi-Finalists “Read for a Better Life”
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Parents: Please make sure that your child is at school each and every day possible. Attendance is the number 1 indicator for student success. Also, attendance impacts the school as a whole related to accountability ratings and district funding. This all impacts individual students as colleges and universities look at the ratings of a school and how they perform in comparison to others. The better we rank the better opportunity all of our students have. Help yourself and others by having your child at school each and every day.
TWO TEAMS, ONE GOAL:
It is about time to begin our 3rd annual “Two Teams...One Goal” Food Drive, supporting Interfaith of The Woodlands. This year we want to win the Food Drive trophy back, and I'm sure The Woodlands is determined to keep it! With that in mind, this year we will be competing through 5th period classes. We will have prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place classes. We will begin collections on Monday, September 29th and continue receiving collections through Thursday, October 9th. The winner will be determined by the total poundage per number of students. Every dollar donated is worth 6.5 pounds of food. Please start announcing the upcoming food drive and class competition to your 5th period classes so we can kick off the drive with a bang! Your promotion of the food drive is the main influence on donations, so please make sure to stress the competition incentives and deadlines.
Collection of Food:
Each day during advisory, please send down a student(s) with the items collected to the commons. The items will be weighed by the Student Leadership Team and recorded for each teacher.
Collection of Money:
Each day during advisory, please collect and count all money donated. Please place the money in the appropriate envelope and have a student deliver the envelope to the commons during advisory. The student leadership team will take the money and record the amount on their data sheet. Specific money envelopes will be placed in 5th period teacher’s boxes each day. Please fill out the information on the front of the envelope.
TRAFFIC UPDATE AND ROAD CLOSURES:
Barring some weather issue, the entire intersection of SH 242 and IH-45 will be physically manned by officers providing traffic control the next 3 weekends. Please plan your traveling time if you are attending any activities on theses weekends at College Park or Woodforest Stadium or travel this direction.
Team Up with TWCP PTO:
9:00am Tuesday, October 7 | College Park High School - LGI-2
The PTO will be meeting at the school on the second Tuesday of every month at 9:00am
We invite you to attend. The school and PTO will benefit from hearing your ideas, and you will be better informed about all the past and upcoming events at the school.
Join the College Park PTO Today – The 2014-15 PTO Membership is available by online registration or you may print the attached form. We will also have a membership table at our upcoming Camp Cavalier and Student orientation events.
10 Year Anniversary of College Park High School - This school year is a very exciting time at CP as we are celebrating the 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY of our school. As a part of our 2014-15 PTO Membership Drive, we will be running an optional $10 for the 10th Year donation drive, in addition to our $10 single / $20 Family membership fee. We hope that you will support PTO by becoming a member & donating $10 for the 10th Year of Commitment, Pride, Honor & Success at our school!
Special Education is in need of a new or gently used small copy machine. If anyone has one they would like to donate please email: LaVette Bell at Lavettebell@gmail.com
Mentors Needed for our Adopted School Armstrong Elementary
Do you have one hour to spare each week? Do you have compassion for little children? Do you find joy and excitement in helping others? If you said yes to the above this message is for you! College Park's new adopted school Armstrong Elementary is looking for mentors to assist young children with reading, math, and writing skills. If you would like to be part of this wonderful program please e-mail Marlene Killian at email@example.com with your name and a contact number. The College Park school takes pride in giving back to the community. Be part of this wonderful experience!
STAY CONNECTED, JOIN PTO TODAY!
College Park PTO Photo Gallery, PTO Members are the first to receive links to photo galleries!!! www.collegeparkpto.com
College Park Women's Jewelry:
College Park High School women's fine jewelry official College Park jewelry collection in sterling silver includes charms and rings. Parents, Grandparents, Alumni, Students and Cavalier fans can show their College Park pride with this classic women's jewelry.
These College Park jewelry charms and rings are the highest quality available. Made from solid sterling silver these College Park Cavalier jewelry charms and pendants are the highest quality available. Up to date modern styling make these charms extremely popular with today’s fans. The versatile size of these charms allows you to wear them on a traditional charm bracelet or on a chain as a pendant. You can even add ear wires for earrings or bracelet converters and wear them on Beaded Charm style bracelets. A great addition to any jewelry line.
Please return charm order form and check to TWCP School Store. (Lunches only: 10:53 am – 12:49pm)
If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
HOMECOMING Dance: Saturday, September 27, 8-12, TWCP Commons. Theme - "Mediterranean Moonlight".
PLEASE REMEMBER: YOU MUST HAVE YOUR ID AND TICKET FOR ENTRANCE
On Wednesday, October 15th, the
The PSAT/NMSQT serves as a practice
The test lasts approximately 3 hours and will begin the first thing in the morning. All students will report to testing room assignments on that day. Students arriving late may not enter test rooms as the test is timed.
Students if you are interested in being part of the Literary Magazine, please contact Ms. Houk in room 2301.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm in the School Library. Offered by the National English Honors Society.
TWCP- DRIVER EDUCATION CLASSES:
Online registration is now available on-line for the Fall 2014 “Driver Education Classes” being held at the TWCPHS campus. The class times are held after school on campus. To register go to www.esc6.net and click on the driver-ed icon located in the right upper corner of the Educational Service Center Region VI. website. Next scroll down and select the course that best fits your son or daughters schedule and click on register and it will give you times and locations. The courses listed at this time on-line are (#175311 and #175313). For additional information you can contact (936)435-8325 or (936)435-8320 and I will also be on campus for the freshman orientation on 8-12-14.
HAVE A GREAT SCHOOL YEAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To help all students stay organized throughout the school year, College Park Cheerleaders will be selling student planners during student orientations August 11-13 for $10 each. Planners will be sold both at Open House on September 9. Students will have an opportunity to buy planners after school starts during school hours through the student store and library. Please contact Dawn Wright 832-445-349 or Lavette Bell 281-513-1543 if you have any questions.
Retakes will be Oct. 1 before school, during the lunches and after school until 3:30 p.m. THIS IS THE ONLY RETAKE DAY.
Dress code is in effect.
Packages are available for purchase. Please refer to the attached brochure.
Pictures packages taken at orientation will be distributed this week.
If you are having a retake done due to glare on the glasses, etc., you must return your previous package that day to Blu Moon for a free retake. If you missed orientation pictures, this is the only opportunity to have your picture taken for the yearbook.
ID pictures are NOT yearbook pictures.
Yearbook pictures were taken in the LGI at orientation
10 year anniversary edition yearbook!
Yearbooks are sale anytime. To purchase online, go to www.collegeparkwebstore.com
Yearbook is on home page under featured products
go to www.balfour.com where you can purchase nameplates and other accessories, plus charge your student ad!
Plain book: $65
Name Plates: $5
Icons: $5 each
For ad information, contact email@example.com
Buying an ad in the yearbook insures that your child will have a precious memory forever. Other programs or scrapbooks may get lost as the years roll by, but a yearbook truly is forever!
Submit your pictures for consideration in the yearbook!
If you have picture from a club or sports event that you think begs to be in the yearbook, please send it to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We cannot use pictures from social media, the resolution is too small.
We require large files (or jpgs). Do not send in Adobe raw.
Please include a brief caption with individuals identified.
We especially need any JV or freshman sports, all swimming and diving,
contests and academic events not held at College Park or Woodforest Stadium. However, if you have just a really interesting photo of CP students, just send it for consideration.
READ FOR A BETTER LIFE:
FREE Academic Databases for your students…
· Authoritative, balanced, trustworthy… and available 24/7 via Internet
· Full-text magazines, journals, primary sources, images, videos, maps, charts, tables…
· Thomson-Gale reference eBooks (GVRL) available via Internet or free mobile app.
· College-bound students are expected to know how to use academic databases
· Includes citation information (MLA & APA) for each item
College Park Databases brochure gives summaries, user IDs & passwords for our academic databases. See Library or Library website for more information
Don't forget to check the scholarship list on family connection for multiple opportunities to apply for scholarships from local organizations throughout the year. There are several that were just uploaded.
Log into family connection, click on colleges, click on scholarship list for details. There are two different PEO scholarships listed. PEO is an organization with multiple chapters here in The Woodlands, please read the details. You can apply to both. Both scholarships are for young ladies.
LONESTAR COLLEGE VISITS AT TWCP:
I am so excited to announce that our Lone Star College Advisor, Patricia, has started visiting CP this fall!!
She will be here throughout the year, every other Tuesday in the fall, and every Tuesday later in the spring. I would LOVE to have tons of seniors sign up to see her!
Her next visit is Tuesday, September 30th!
You can sign up in a few ways:
1. Students-log into family connection (connection.naviance.com/cphs), click on colleges, click on view all visits, click on Lone Star College Advisor, click on sign up, click on sign up again. PARENTS WILL NOT SEE THE SIGN UP FEATURE ON THEIR FAMILY CONNECTION SCREEN
Although family connection is the preferred method of registration, you can also send me or Mrs. Gowans an email with your name and id number and the subject line of LSC visit to be added to the list.
2. Parents-you can register your child to visit one on one with Patricia and complete a LSC Application. You can email me at email@example.com or Phyllis Gowans at firstname.lastname@example.org with your child's first and last name and use the term LSC Visit in the subject line.
This meeting is typically one on one or small group with Patricia, our advisor. You can complete the application, find out the steps to be admitted into a particular program (Nursing or cosmetology, welding, auto tech for example). Learn about placement testing and everything in between. Want to take a few classes then transfer--this is for you as well! If you want to get a head start on this, PLEASE sign up.
We will try to see as many students as possible! It's never too early to start!!
CISD COLLEGE NIGHT:
A great opportunity is coming your way!
Who: 9th-12th grade students and parents (especially juniors & seniors)
What? CONROE ISD College Fair 2014
When? Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 6:30-8:30 PM
Where? Lone Star Convention Center, 9055 Airport Road (FM 1484), Conroe, Texas 77303
(NOT LONE STAR COLLEGE)
Why? Visit with over 150 colleges, learn about financial aid, and college admissions!
*College Application Workshops at 6:45-7:30 p.m. & 7:30-8:15 p.m. (sessions also offered in Spanish)
*Financial Aid Workshop at 6:45-7:30 p.m. & 7:30-8:15 p.m.(sessions also offered in Spanish)
*Optional (but recommended) registration online at: www.gotocollegefairs.com
Click on students register now, click on Texas on the map, scroll down and choose the TACRAO listing with fair dates 9/29-10/3-all times and click on register now.
YOU CAN ATTEND WITHOUT REGISTERING. NOT ALL UNIVERSITIES PRESENT WILL USE THE BARCODE CHECK IN SYSTEM
Senior Dues are $100. Senior class dues are for all the activities throughout the school year; these can be paid during orientation . Please see Mr. Livecchi or Mrs. Galindo 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)
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 who graduate early may still pay dues and participate in all activities. An early graduate cannot go as a date to prom.
They are considered seniors and must pay dues.
*Any senior attending prom MUST pay dues.
Due to the high volume of summer portrait appointments at Blu Moon (281.252.3990), we are extending the senior portrait deadline to: OCTOBER 25, 2014.
Please disregard ANY other dates!!!
All senior yearbook portraits must be taken at Blu Moon Photography portrait studio. No senior yearbook portraits will be taken at the school. Please call Blu Moon Photography to set up a portrait session before October 25th.
They have a beautiful two-acre outdoor portrait park as well as a large indoor studio. No other school photography company offers the outdoor experience, so be sure to include that as part of your session.
Please do not wait. Blu Moon’s schedule fills up quickly. We urge you to call as soon as possible to schedule your seniors’ official yearbook portrait session.
All contact information is listed in the attached portrait guide.
**Please understand that a student published yearbook as large as ours takes time and our deadlines for class pages come early in the school year. If you miss the cutoff, your senior may not appear with the senior class in the 2015 yearbook.
TWCP FINE ARTS
Have you updated your information in CHARMS. By now, you should have received information sent home with your student. This year, you will have more access to information about your child’s activities and fees. Go to: www.charmsoffice.com and check out the new features.
September 27:District Auditions, Conroe High School
October 4: Car Wash Fundraiser, Region Workshop
October 7: Choir Concert w/ Knox Jr. High at Woodsedge Community Church 7pm
October 24: Siblings Game Night
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! We are still using a data management program called CHARMS. ALL parents and students need to maintain current contact information. There is a link on our homepage to www.charmsoffice.com. User name is CollegeParkHSOrch. Password is your student ID number.
Fall Semester Events:
Saturday, September 27, 2014, 9:00am-11:00 am: Houston Symphony Region Audition Workshop at College Park HS. Free workshop provided by CISD and the Houston Symphony Orchestra.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 7:00 pm: Fall Orchestra Concert. CPHS.
Monday, October 20, 2014: All Region Orchestra Audition– Doerre Int.
Saturday, October 25, 2014: All State Audition– CPHS.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014: Early Music Festival (Texas Renaissance Festival). (Symphony only)
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:00 PM: Bachs Office Hits Pop Show. CPHS. Advance tickets are $7 at www.showtix4u.com, or $10 at the door.
Monday, November 17, 2014: All Region Orchestra Chairing– Klein HS. 5:00 pm
Friday, November 21, 2014: All Region Orchestra Clinic– Klein Forest HS. 5:00 pm
Saturday, November 22, 2014: All Region Orchestra Performance– Klein Forest HS. 4:00 pm/5:00 pm
Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 7:00 PM: Combined Orchestra/Choir Winter Program (Symphony only)
Friday, December 12, 2014, 7:00 PM: Winter Orchestra Concert-All ensembles.
TWCP LADY CAVS SOCCER:
“Color the Cavaliers”
The Lady Cavalier Soccer Booster Club is hosting a 2 mile color run/walk on October 4, 2014 at 9:30am on the College Park Campus. (Safe, non-toxic colored cornstarch will be thrown in the air as runners/walkers go by designated color stations). Registration is open to everyone! Please join us in this fun and colorful event and help us “Color the Cavaliers”!
Register by September 19th to receive the official “Color the Cavaliers” tshirt! Information and registration at: https://ladycavbooster.wix.com/color-the-cavaliers
TWCP CAVALIER FOOTBALL:
Advance General Admission tickets will be on sale in the
Student Store during lunches on Wed, Thurs, & Fri
All tickets at the gate: $7
If you have any questions, please feel free to call Jill Roberson in the Athletic Office (936-709-3150).
TWCP’s very own School Store, The Cavalier Express can now be followed on Instagram and Twitter
@TheCavExpress. Be sure and check often for their current special and sales.
· New "Tyler" style shirts have arrived in mint, lagoon and lilac
· Stadium seats are coming
P.R.I.D.E (Publicly Recognizing Individuals Doing Excellence)
The District Art Show showcases student art work from all the CISD schools.
The work is professionally matted and framed. It will hang at CISD administration
building for the year.
Laura Chaffee's artwork was chosen by the superintendent to hang in his office.
Honor (Announcing the great things going on at “The Park”
Comments coming from our students and teachers:
“Mrs. Delong, is the most helpful and friendly teacher” – student
“Building CPHS curriculum for Wednesdays, it’s going great” – fellow teacher
CPHS Talking Points (Commitment, Pride, Honor, Success)
This week our students had a discussion about taking pride in who we are, what we do and who we become. We talked about our school pride and the character of being a Cavalier.
Cavalier Challenge: The community around you sees young adults who are respectful, who have character, who lend a helping hand. They see people who care about others. The community is proud of you. I love that College Park is not about the wonderful building but it is about the character of the people inside. The challenge to you is to realize that when we say “We Are College Park” it so much more than where we go to school or where we work. It is an expectation of class, of pride, and of character. It is for us to continue to live up to this expectation, to cultivate it, and invest in it because this is where our success takes root. Take pride. We are College Park.
TWCP CLUB INFORMATION
Writers Club meets on Mondays @ 2:45-3:45, in room 1610. Students can share their own writing including fiction, nonfiction or poetry. Students will be able to get ideas and constructive feedback from fellow writers, contests and meet other aspiring writers. Sponsors are Mr. Haygood and Mrs. Miller
DECA meeting September 30th in room 1214
Sign up for Reminders text @CPDECA to 424-789-7758
FCA: (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)
Meets Friday mornings at 6:35 am in the Team Meeting room
DIGITAL ART CLUB:
Will be meeting on MONDAY. If you are interested please go to 1411 at 2:45 -3:45
Texas Association of Future Educators (T.A.F.E.) will meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month in room 1409 at 6:50 am.
STUCO: (Student Council)
HOMECOMING Dance: Saturday, September 27, 8-12, TWCP Commons. Theme - "Mediterranean Moonlight".
SPEECH AND DEBATE CLUB:
College Park Speech and Debate is gearing up for the 2014-2015 competitive year! Please feel free to contact Mrs. Kathleen Cook with questions about debate class and/or see the class site for more information. We meet on Thursdays in room 2206 at 2:45 pm.
Contact Speech and Debate Club President Cara Ellison at: email@example.com with questions about the club.
Art Club will begin meeting on Tuesdays, in room 1414. All students that are interested in creating art are invited, no
experience necessary. We will meet from 2:45 to 3:45. Bring a friend.
STORM is a Christian student organization that meets Friday afternoons at 2:45 in room 1105.
Just a reminder all information is also on our website: 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.