Commitment, Pride, Honor and Success
Volume 12, Number 12 October 24, 2016
TWCP @ Montgomery
October 21st @ 7:30 pm
PTO Brown Bag Luncheon
October 26th – 11:30 am
October 27, 28, 29 and Nov 1st at 7pm
General Admission: $7, students $5
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, 12/5, 1/10, 2/14, 3/7, 4/11, 5/23
PTO Brown Bag Lunches
@ 11:30 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.
2016-2017 Homecoming Court
From left to right: Sunny Yu, Joseph Cahill, Taylor Halsey, Jackson Hicks, Barbara Fedro, Jordan Tunquist, Allie Pellerito, Sabastian Warma (King), Hailey Mikolics, Eric Munoz, Catherine Campbell, (Queen), John Zimmerman, Bernadine Decapica and Cade Owen
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
It is hard to believe that the first grading period is complete. We are moving fast through the year and before you know it, we will be at the winter break. Overall, the first grading period went very well. We had a lot of success in classes. As we transition to the new grading system, we are seeing the class expectations and rigor increase. We hope to see the students being challenged at new levels and increase their ability in all subject areas. We appreciate everyone's patience during this process.
Please remember that every day is important for students to be in attendance. As the material in classes becomes more in-depth and the expectations rise, students that miss, will struggle more the next 2 grading periods. Please work to have your student here every day. Know that this grading period is 8 weeks long and most of the students’ grades occur prior to the Thanksgiving break. We have only 2 weeks after Thanksgiving and then a week of exams. It is important for students to make their grades early.
Have a great weekend.
TWCP vs. TWHS Football Game Information:
Tuesday, November 1 & Wednesday, November 2
STUDENTS ONLY may buy tickets in the student store during lunches
Thursday, November 3
CP STUDENTS & PARENTS ONLY may buy tickets in the student store during lunches
Friday, November 4
Ticket sales will be open to everyone. Tickets may be bought in the student store during lunches and on-line between 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
PTO Meeting: Tuesday, November 8th at 9am in the LGI 2. Please check in at the front office.
BROWN BAG LUNCHEON:
The Woodlands College Park PTO will be hosting an informational Brown Bag Luncheon, on Wednesday, October 26 from 11:30-1:00 pm at The Woodlands College Park High School in LGI-1. We are pleased to welcome, Ms. Deal from TWCP Counselling Department. The topic this month is How to Communicate With Your Teenager.
Drinks and desserts will be provided. Upon arrival to TWCP, please stop at the front desk to sign in. If you have any questions, please contact Ann-Marie Gore, VP Programs, at 843-333-9955 or via email at Gorelli1997@gmail.com.
We look forward to seeing all of you!
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, November 9th. 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
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
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.
Ann Young & Marilyn Koester - School Adoption Program Co-Chairs
PTO WEBSITE: www.ptotwcp.com
CISD DYSLEXIA PARENT NIGHT:
English -- October 25, 2016
Conroe High School LGI
Spanish --October 27, 2016
Conroe High School LGI
Presented by CISD Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Dyslexia
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 24, 2016
Case Western Reserve University
October 25, 2016
Lone Star College - Montgomery
University of North Texas
November 1, 2016
University of Missouri Columbia
November 8, 2016
Lone Star College - Montgomery
Calendar of Events for 2016-2017
Oct 29 - Volunteer Opportunity for Cadets Signed Up - Spooktacular at Harper's Landing Park and Pavillion 12-4 pm
Oct 30 - Volunteer Opportunity for Cadets Signed Up - Truck or Treat at Town Green Park 11 am-7 pm
Nov 5 - Cadets needed to help in prep for construction starting at 10 am, JROTC classroom
Nov 11 - Veteran's Day Tribute 10 am, Moorhead Stadium in Conroe PARENTS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!!
Nov 13 - Car Wash Fundraiser, Chick-fil-A on Lake Woodlands
Nov 15 - Booster Club Meeting 7 pm, Location TBA
Dec 20 - Booster Club Meeting 7 pm, Location TBA
Mar 4 - Bingo Night, more details to come
May 13 - Year End Ball
After-School Veterans Day Parade Practice
Practice is planned for Mondays and Wednesdays until 4:15 pm. until parade day to help prepare the cadets for this important event.
Future Social Functions...more info to come!!
Spring Car Wash
Company T-shirts still available - $20
Yard signs still available - $15
See JROTC website for more! http://www.twcpjrotc.com/
We are also on Facebook! Search "TWCP JROTC Booster Club" It's a closed group, which means you will have to be approved upon requesting to join.
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
Tuesday, November 8
President/CEO Global Shop
Global Shop Solutions-Using Technology to Solve Manufacturing Problems
TWCP – LGI 6pm
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. Peer Tutoring began on September 12. In that five week time period, 87 students have attended, some of which have attended multiple times. Please continue to encourage your students to take advantage of this valuable program.
The school store has shirt sizes ranging from XS-3XL. In addition to these, we have several other designs, and other school merchandise. Come by and see us!
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!)
Please check with your child to see if they have any unresolved library issues involving overdue or lost library books and/or overdue book fines from College Park Library or from another ConroeISD Library. Please encourage your child to clear his/her library record. Contact College Park Library staff for more information at (936)709-3060.
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
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
Congratulations to the following Orchestra members who were placed in the 2016 Region 9 Orchestras.
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:
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.
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.
Each year we honor the veterans with a poster to hang in our Hall of Honor. The Information for submitting a poster is available from your student or at cavalierchoir.com under downloads.
Congratulations to the 36 students who advanced to Region Auditions.
Abigail Acompanado, Ethan Armstrong, Alan Boudreaux, Winter Bourdier, Rachel Bradfute, Catherine Burr, Adithya Chunangad, Rachel Conrad, Madison Cowart, Syd Daw, Trenton Dees, Niya Gaddam, Riley Glaesmann, Taylor Grove, Will Hannah, Naomi Hardwick, Jimmy Harvin, Bethany He, Aubrey Hyder, Ian Krayer, Julian Martinez, Anthony Mireles, Riley Moore, Chris Nieman, Isabela Overturf, Aranza Perret, Cameron Purcell, Amanda Randall, Kimberly Rodriguez, Jamie Shirley, Sam Taylor, Lily Taylor, Collin Tucker, Abby Verzwyvelt, Karla Villaraus, Anna Wertz.
Region Auditions will take place October 22nd at Klein Forest High School.
Days of Gratitude
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.
Shout out to Band!
Many of our choir students are also part of the award winning College Park Cavalier Band. We are happy to announce that the band participated in Bands of America competition on October 1st.
The Woodlands College Park Cavalier High School Marching Band are the 3A Division Champions, winning First in Outstanding Visual Effect, Outstanding General Effect and Outstanding Musical Performance. The band came in 6th overall in the competition.
UIL Marching Contest
Tuesday, October 25
Woodforest Bank Stadium
UIL Area Marching Contest
Saturday, October 29
TWCP RUNNING CAVALIERS:
The College Park boys, led by Bryce Quigley, captured the team title at the College Park Invitational on Saturday morning. The Lady Cavaliers, led by Jessica Myers, also posted a strong showing with a second-place finish. Quigley won the boys 5K race with a time of 15:22.84 and was followed closely by teammates Robert Kraus (15:30.53) and Alessandro Topini (15:37.84).
Myers won the girls 5K with a time of 18:32.94, and her teammate, Madeline Orr, finished close behind with a time of 18:35.72. The Lady Cavaliers finished second behind Katy Seven Lakes (34) as a team with a score of 67, thanks to Myers and Orr's 1-2 finish.
College Park placed 2nd in District (4-1)
Will host Area match Friday, October 21st at 8am.
Season Ticket Sales Information
Below is our 2016 Varsity Football schedule.
The Touchdown Club, The Cheer Booster Club, and the Band Booster Club all will be selling group ticket packages. If you are interested in purchasing your tickets through one of these clubs, please contact: (Touchdown Club-Renee Mrazek: firstname.lastname@example.org) * (Band-Nina Forehand: email@example.com) * (Cheer-Marlene Perry: Macostaperry@yahoo.com or Candice Davis: firstname.lastname@example.org). These sales will end by July 30th.
On-line ticket sales 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
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