Celebrating 10 years of Commitment, Pride, Honor and Success



Volume 11,  Number  16                                                                              November 20, 2015

Cavalier Code




STAAR Testing Schedule

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


EOC Testing Window



AP Testing Dates



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



10/14 during school

Late arrival for Seniors 1 am


PTO Meetings @ 9:00 a.m.


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, 10/15, 10/30

Spring Pep Rally:  1/22


Important Dates

8/31 – Open House 6pm

9/3 –  Sr. Parent Info Night  


9/10- Senior Lighting  


            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

2/5 – Eyes Wide Open 7 p.m.

2/8 – Upperclassman Parent

            Info Night 7pm

2/18-“Everything Under the   

            Sun”  5:30 pm

4/14 -2gether for 2morrow

            6:30 pm @TWCP

4/19 –NHS Induction Ceremony

4/22 –Sr. Meeting w/ Dr.    


5/20 –PROM

5/17 –Honor Graduate   


5/19 –Senior Awards

6/1-   Senior Picnic

6/3 -  Graduation 7:30 pm



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

Academic Information
Activities Information
Cavalier Connection – Print
CISD Calendar
CISD Website
Electronic Communication
Parent Access Center
Parent Services
Student Services
TWCP Events
TWCP Website
Welcome to TWCP

What Bus Do I Ride?




Dr. Mark A. Murrell


Dr. Susan Caffrey

    Academy Headmaster

David Perkins

    Associate Principal of   

    Administrative Services

Dr. Susan Hersperger

    Associate Principal

    Curriculum and 



Assistant Principals

Anthony Livecchi


Melanie McCarthy


Mitch Marriott


Danny Johnson


Tiffany Mathews


Clint Holden




Cindy Rehrig

     Lead Counselor

Debra Creel

     College and Career

Mary Edgerly


Cindy Doud


Junette Mihelich 


Tiffani Jaqua


Vicky Woods-Hinkle


Chiante Deal


Leslie Cronin


Jessica Beckham




3701 College Park Drive

The Woodlands, TX 77384









Thank you for working hard to make sure your child is at school each and every day.  We have improved our attendance rate slightly but this is the time of year that it can quickly change and go the other direction.  Please remember that being at school each and every day is vital to student success.


Enjoy the fall break this next week.  When we return we will have 2 remaining weeks of instruction and a week of  finals.  Please work to have your child at school each and every day so that they will have the best chance to be successful.


Please make sure that you are up to date by looking at Parent Access to know exactly where your student is regarding attendance, grades, and behavior.


Let’s have a great end to the semester!!!


 Thank you for your help and support.






Tuesday:  7:20am-2:35pm

4th period exam


Wednesday:  7:20 am-11:30 am EARLY RELEASE

1st period EXAM

2nd period EXAM


Thursday: 7:20 am-11:30 am EARLY RELEASE

3rd period EXAM

5th period EXAM


Friday:  7:20 am-11:30 am EARLY RELEASE

6th period EXAM

7th period EXAM





Team Up with TWCP PTO:

PTO Meeting - Tuesday, December 8, 2015 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. We will be discussing upcoming events and your input is welcome! We still need help with some events, and you can be a part of that! The PTO benefits our students, so we need everyone’s ideas and help!


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 or 

2015-16 PTO President - Tina Rabson at

(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  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.


Oh, Snap!  It’s Holiday Time At Armstrong!



College Park High School and PTO have once again teamed up with our adopted CISD’s Armstrong Elementary, located north of the Woodlands, to help provide much needed assistance, support and mentoring to disadvantaged children. College Park has adopted Armstrong Elementary, a “Title 1” (low-income families) school. The Armstrong children benefit tremendously from volunteer support. This is the 6th year that College Park PTO has had the honor of orchestrating a holiday party for Title 1 elementary schools in our district – four years at Runyan Elementary and this our second year at Armstrong. TWCP wishes to continue its tradition by helping to host the 2015 holiday party for the Armstrong students, all 700 kids!

Each student will make an ornament or similar craft, decorate cookies, enjoy a snack and participate in a book swap. This project, being so large, will require the additional support of our school and community. We will need craft supplies, snack items, and the sum of 700 age appropriate new children’s reading books. By making a cash donation, these funds will help pay for the items mentioned above and give these children magical memories for years to come.

You may choose to become a Bronze, Silver, or Gold sponsor. Sponsorship opportunities (families or businesses) form is attached to email.  You can also help by donating a new condition book for Pre-K through 4th grade level.

Please help The College Park PTO with this wonderful holiday project by donating new books, sending a check (payable to TWCP PTO) or giving a few hours of your time to help with the big event Thursday, December 17th. It will take many volunteers to pitch in to ensure the success of this big event, but the College Park Family always steps up to meet the needs of these less fortunate yet wonderful children. Books and checks can be turned in to the front office at CP.

For more information contact Marlene Killian at



Tradition continues for the 6th year here at College Park High School by hosting our adopted school with another fabulous "Holiday Event" coming Thursday, December 17, 2015.  Planning stages are under way and it's time to organize volunteers for this grand festivity where we spread love and good cheer to our friends north of us at Armstrong Elementary.  Help is needed once again for this grand occasion.   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 be on the "2015 CP Elf" list please reply back to Marlene Killian at  Many hands are needed for this day to host a party for 700 students and 80 faculty members.  Please pass the word to others and come join us as we celebrate a festive occasion at Armstrong Elementary. 


Many thanks in advance for all your hard work and dedication toward this wonderful project.


Marlene Killian, Marilyn Koester, and Ann Young

School Adoption Program





, students & school.






Research in Context

Created specifically for middle-schoolers, Research in Context combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history.

Access: TWCP Library Website/ Gale Databases Login/ Password {woodlandcp } / Located at the bottom of the Gale Database list

National Geographic Kids

Reputable, authoritative, and appropriate content that brings children aged 6-14 the world.  Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

Access: TWCP Library Website/ Gale Databases Login/ Password {woodlandcp } / Located near the bottom of the Gale Database list

Britannica School

Relevant article content, multi-media, primary source documents, and journal articles, suitable for any project. Students can easily search among three different levels- elementary, middle, and high .

Access: TWCP Library Website/ Britannica Login/ Currently a password is not required.




Don’t let those class friends become just memories….

Buy your yearbook today!


Books on sale now in the commons during lunch.

Checks payable to TWCP yearbook. Driver's license and birthdate required.

Charge sales: or webstore

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

Sales ends Oct. 30


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



Senior ad space is still available. Send all inquiries to reserve your space to either or

Payment and content not due until late January.



CAVALIER EXPRESS:                                                                                                                                     


Order by December 10th to get in time for the holidays

Each one is a wearable touchstone, an instant reminder of the big things, the small things, and all the things that matter.

Leather Single KEEPERS-29.00 Silicon KEEPERS-19.00

Letter and Number KEYS-7.00 Sports Accent KEYS- 9.00

Mom Accent KEY-9.00 Pave Specialty KEYS- 19.00

All prices include shipping and taxes.

CP Football with number on navy Silicon KEEPER= 74$

CAVS with sports ball on Leather KEEPER= 76$

Mom with sports ball on Leather KEEPER= 57$

-Add # sign and your athletes single number= 71$ -Add # sign and your athletes double number = 78$

Or customize your very own UNIQUE KEEPER.

Or  der today at the Cavalier Express or the link below:


Parents classes are now available on-line 2015 Driver Education classes and all you have to do is log-in at 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



To help all students stay organized throughout the school year.  Students will have an opportunity to buy planners ($10) through the student store and library.


FINANCIAL AID NIGHT:                                                                                           College Park High School will be hosting our annual Financial Aid Night on Monday, November 30th at 6 pm at The College Park High School Auditorium.  All Conroe ISD high schools offer financial aid nights, and you are welcome to attend whichever one matches your schedule best.  They are all open to any grade level of student but are especially important for senior parents. 

Nov 30th CPHS 6 pm Auditorium

Dec 10th CCHS 6:30pm LGI

Jan 5th TWHS 7pm LGI

Jan 27th CHS 6:30 Auditorium



It’s time for RYLA!

The Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) is ready for 2015-2016 applications!

The program emphasizes leadership and personal growth.  It encourages leadership of youth by youth. As outlined by Rotary International, every RYLA program covers the following core topics:




              ·         Fundamentals of leadership

              ·         Ethics of positive leadership

              ·         Importance of communication skills in effective leadership

              ·         Problem solving and conflict management

              ·         Rotary’s purpose and service to community

              ·         Building of self-confidence and self-esteem

              ·         Elements of community and global citizenship


Four juniors will be selected to attend the RYLA weekend, January 8th-10th, in Woodlake, Texas, which will be fully funded by the local Rotary club. Applicants chosen must commit to attending the RYLA weekend as well as be willing to fully participate in the leadership activities that will be provided. (Transportation must be arranged by the student.)


Interested students should submit a resume, the RYLA Medical Release, the RYLA Participant Expectations, and the RYLA Participant Application to C. Rehrig, Lead Counselor, by Monday, November 30th.



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.







Senior Dues are $110. Senior class dues are for all the activities throughout the school year;  these can be paid on the webstore or in the finance office .   Please see Mr. Marriott or Mrs. Mathews when the school year begins for more information, or if you are having difficulty paying senior dues.   DUES WILL INCREASE AT THE END OF THIS SEMESTER. ($120)


Senior Dues Cover:

Senior Lighting Program                 

Senior T-Shirt (Spring)                    


Senior Picnic                                       


Senior Dues do NOT Cover:

Cap, Gown or Graduation Announcements                          Prom Date Ticket

Homecoming Ticket                                                                     Panoramic Picture

Prom Pictures                                                                                GradNight ‘16


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.


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:


COLLEGE VISITS:                                                                                                                                                                           Lone Star College visits every other Tuesday in the fall semester, students interested in getting their Lone Star Application done early,  should sign up to see them in the College and Career center or on family connection.

Family Connection: login/email : Student ID (123456) Password: stu followed by student id (stu123456)






December 7, 2015

7pm- Auditorium



 Upcoming Events

December 4 - Winter Tour

December 7- Winter Choir Concert 7pm-Auditorium

December 18- Old Time Christmas Tree Farm




December 1, 2015







December 9, 2015

7pm - Auditorium


Our homepage for orchestra is  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:   User name is CollegeParkHSOrch.  Password is your student ID number.


Fall Semester Events:

Monday, November 16, 2015: All Region Orchestra Chairing– Klein HS.  5:00 pm

Friday, November 20, 2015: All Region Orchestra Clinic– Klein Forest HS.  5:00 pm

Saturday, November 21, 2015: All Region Orchestra Performance– Klein Forest HS.  4:00 pm/5:00 pm

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 7:00 PM: Holly Jolly Pops (CISD orchestras-Woodlands Pavilion)

Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 7:00 PM: Winter Orchestra Concert.







Last weekend in the rain, mud and floods both the Girls and Boys Cross Country Teams traveled to Round Rock and competed in the UIL State Cross Country Meet.  This was the girls 9th year in a row, and the boys 5th year in a row to compete at the State Meet.


(in picture) Senior Adam Breaux (second from right) plows his way through one of many small rivers the athletes had to endure during the grueling 5K State Meet Competition.


The Boys team was led by Juniors Alex Topini and Bryce Quigley, both finishing in the top 15.  Seniors Adam Breux, Adam Filkowski and Nick Champagne all finished in the top 50 overall.  Sophmores Rob Krause and Zack Williams rounded out the team.  The Boys finished just 12 points away from the award stand.  College Park scored 124 points to finish 4th overall. 


The Girls team was led by Seniors Georgia Burner, Brittney Prince and Pilar Glaser along with Juniors Sarah Batton and Freshman Jessica Meyers.  The girls ran awesome as a team - all finishing within 30 seconds of each other over the 5K race.  Rounding out the team was Junior Kaila Prochaska and Freshman Mykala Pate.  The Lady Cavs did not have their best race of the season however, finishing 11th overall.



Cavalier Golf Booster Club 11th Annual Silent Auction

On Tuesday, December 1st at 6:30 PM in the 2600 LGI at College Park, the College Park Cavalier Golf Booster Club will be holding their annual silent auction.  Typically this event is in conjunction with the annual Cavalier Classic Fundraising Tournament; however, this year because of a rainout of the tournament, the booster club will host the event at College Park.  All are invited to this event with many wonderful items available. 



Slugfest 2015 - Sign up now!!  Slugfest is our annual co-ed softball tournament benefitting the Dugout club and will be held December 4th and 5th.  Turn in registration packets by November 20th.  Packets can be turned in on Thursdays at the Slugfest table at lunchtime or to the Athletics office.  Show your Slugfest spirit on Fridays and wear your past Slugfest T-shirts!  If you need a registration packet, you can pick one up in the athletics office, or download it from  Call Shannon Burchett for more information 281 744-8078



The College Park Swim and Dive Team will once again be holding the Products For Peyton Drive to benefit the Ronald McDonald House and other charities.  We are asking that students donate hotel/travel sized toiletries for use by the families that stay at the RMH or make use of the Family Rooms in various hospitals. Families that make use to the House and the Rooms are there because they have a child that is either in the hospital, or receiving treatment, and for some the stay is measured in months rather than days.  To many a bottle of shampoo or a tooth brush are the least of their worries.  This is just a small way of making a difference in the lives of parents that are already under stress. 


We will be accepting donations up until Christmas break.  All donations can be delivered to Room 2306, or given to any swim team member.  If there are any questions, please ask Coach James.  Thank you. 






It’s time for RYLA!

The Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) is ready for 2015-2016 applications!

The program emphasizes leadership and personal growth.  It encourages leadership of youth by youth. As outlined by Rotary International, every RYLA program covers the following core topics:


              ·         Fundamentals of leadership

              ·         Ethics of positive leadership

              ·         Importance of communication skills in effective leadership

              ·         Problem solving and conflict management

              ·         Rotary’s purpose and service to community

              ·         Building of self-confidence and self-esteem

              ·         Elements of community and global citizenship


Four juniors will be selected to attend the RYLA weekend, January 8th-10th, in Woodlake, Texas, which will be fully funded by the local Rotary club. Applicants chosen must commit to attending the RYLA weekend as well as be willing to fully participate in the leadership activities that will be provided. (Transportation must be arranged by the student.)


Interested students should submit a resume, the RYLA Medical Release, the RYLA Participant Expectations, and the RYLA Participant Application to C. Rehrig, Lead Counselor, by Monday, November 30th.







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 Thursday (next meeting 12/3) at 2:45.

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




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


UPCOMING NOVEMBER MEETING DATES: November 30th at 6pm in the commons.


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


Things you can bring in for projects to earn points include:


DASH: Alzheimer’s Fund- please bring in donations during lunches and enter to win a door prize! Grab and Post a note- write a positive note to others during lunches!  


Student Support: Snacks for Swimming- bring in Swedish fish up to room 3114. Bags for Basketball- bring in microwavable popcorn and clear treat bags. 


Energy & Environment: Black Friday Bags- donate paper and plastic shopping bags. Snow Caps- please bring in plastic or metal drink caps. Water Bottle Tree- bring in clear water bottles and plastic ornaments. Out of Energy- bring in old batteries up to room 3114. 


Pride & Patriotism: Run Thru the Woods- volunteer Thanksgiving morning at 7:00 for the annual run/walk at The Woodlands Mitchell Pavilion. Candy Cane Grams- bring in original candy canes to room 3114.


Community Service: Children's Festival- Sunday, November 15th. Bake Sale- bring in individual wrapped goods to room 3114. Interfaith Toy Drive- bring in new toys to room 3114. Wrap Books For Armstrong- December 1st in the LGI.


REMINDER: To letter in Student Council you need a total of 200 points, with 30 points in EACH committee.



College Park HOSA students and sponsor volunteered at a vaccination clinic this past Saturday for the Montgomery County Hospital District as part of the Junior Volunteer Medical Reserve Corp. They cumulatively donated more than 32 hours of their time for this cause.

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



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. Upcoming events:


Email for more information

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



Texas Association of Future Educators competed Saturday at the Regional competition.   Ten students qualified to compete at the State level.


 Congratulations to the following state qualifiers:


Ana Ashley, Caroline Capote, Andrea Huynh, Gabbie Leshe, Jensen Hatherly, Mariana Gracia, Courtney Mueller, Laura Rivera

Drew Imai and Kaity Nelson



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



There’s still time to join the Booster Club. Meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of every month.  This form is also located on our website.  We encourage every parent to join.  Booster club’s main source of getting information to parents will be through email so please consider joining.  Please contact Marilyn Koester, Booster Club President, at with any questions.


ART CLUB:  Monday’s starting September 14th in Room 1412 from 2:45 pm-3:45 pm


NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY:  Monday’s starting September 14th, in room 1412 from 2:45 pm -3:45 pm


DIGITAL ART CLUB:  Monday’s starting September 14th, 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:

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,