Celebrating 10 years of Commitment, Pride, Honor and Success
Volume 11, Number 4 August 28, 2015
TWCP @ Eisenhower
College Board School Code
Family Connection website
Progress Report Dates
1st 9-weeks: 9/16, 10/7
2nd 9-weeks: 11/11, 12/9
3rd 9-weeks: 2/3, 2/24
4th 9-weeks: 4/13, 5/4, 5/25
Report Card Dates
1st 9-weeks: 10/23 PAC/student
2nd 9-weeks: 1/8 PAC/student
3rd 9-weeks: 3/24 PAC/student
4th 9-weeks: 6/9 (Mailed)
Math – TBA
Science – TBA
Fall Exams: 12/15-12/18
Spring Exams: TBD
Seniors Spring: TBD
Senior Parent Info Night: 9/3
Senior Lighting: 9/10
Mandatory Senior Mtg w/Dr. Murrell: 4/22
Honor Graduate Breakfast: 5/17
Senior Awards Night: 5/19
Senior Picnic: 6/1
PTO GradNight: 6/3
STAAR Testing Schedule
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 10:45 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, 10/16, 10/30
Spring Pep Rally: 1/22
8/31 - Open House 6pm
9/3 – Sr. Parent Info Night
9/10- Senior Lighting
9/21 -9/10/11 Grade Parent
Info night 7pm
TBA - Financial Aid Night
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.
5/17 -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
Dr. Mark A. Murrell
Dr. Susan Caffrey
Associate Principal of
Dr. Susan Hersperger
College and Career
3701 College Park Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77384
Open house- august 31st – 6pm
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
We are off to a great start of the school year. Everything has been very smooth and it seems that the students have settled in pretty quick. I have heard nothing but great things from our teachers. It is going to be a great school year.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone at Open House on Monday, August 31 at 6 p.m. Please see the information on open house for directions.
Please make sure that you pay close attention to PAC during the first few weeks. Please help us get your child off to a great start in classes.
Please remember that attendance is the #1 key to success in school. The more they are here, the higher the grade in the class will be.
Also, if you have a question or concern about your student, please make sure that you email the teacher directly so they can answer your questions or concerns.
Have a great year.
PARENT ALERT: Synthetic Marijuana
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:
· Synthetic marijuana (synthetic cannabinoids) is leading to increased hospitalizations in Montgomery County and around the country.
· It is the second most popular illicit drug after marijuana and use is increasing in teenagers.
· Montgomery County has experienced an increase in ER visits over the past several months due to use of these drugs, including many high school and junior high students as young as 12 years old!
· As of 9/1/2015, it is illegal to possess, manufacture or sell any form of synthetic marijuana in Texas.
WHAT YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR:
· Symptoms vary due to different toxic ingredients.
· Synthetic marijuana looks like potpourri and consists of leaves, stems and petals of aromatic plants such as licorice. These crushed plants are “laced with” the active chemicals and are sold as “incense” or “legal highs”.
· Users may just appear “high,” but these symptoms are frequently seen:
· Violent Behavior
· Low Blood Pressure and Pulse
· Although it’s referred to as “marijuana,” it’s much more dangerous than regular marijuana, and the number of deaths associated with synthetic marijuana is rising.
WHAT YOU SHOUD DO:
· Educate yourself at http://www.drugfree.org/?s=synthetic+marijuana
· Educate your child about the serious dangers of synthetic marijuana.
· If you suspect your child or someone you know has smoked synthetic marijuana, call 911 immediately! It can save their life.
CISD NEEDS BUS DRIVERS:
Be all You can be. Be a School Bus Driver.
How to Apply:
Contact human resources either by phone:
Or check out:
Team Up with TWCP PTO:
PTO Meeting - Tuesday, Sept. 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!
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.
Membership - Diane Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org or
2015-16 PTO President - Tina Rabson at email@example.com
Back to School Volunteers
We hope everyone is having a great summer. Back to School Student Orientation is fast approaching and volunteers are needed in the following areas:
v Bookroom volunteers assist with distributing text books to students from August 26 to September 11.
v 7am-11am morning shift and/or 11 am to 3pm afternoon shift.
Please click this link to sign up for Book Room Help or contact Debbie Fitzpatrick at 281-923-5249 and she can sign you up manually
Library Book Fair
Required reading books along with popular young adult books will be available at the College Park Library. This is the CP Library's primary fundraiser for the school year.
Aug. 27 thru Sept. 3 7am - 11am and/or 11am - 3pm
Aug 31 - During open house 5pm - Until last person is served
(English required reading will be sold)
Please contact Lynn Lui Llui@conroeisd.net
PTO WEBSITE: www.collegeparkpto.com
, students & school.
LIBRARY BOOK FAIR:
The Library Book Fair begins this Thursday, Aug. 27. Language Arts "required reading" titles and other popular titles will be for sale through Sept. 3. This is our only fundraiser for the year so we appreciate your support.
Book Fair Details:
Aug. 27 - Sept. 3 7am - 3:00pm
Aug 31 - Open House 5:00pm - last customer (Tax Free Day)
Accepted forms of payment: cash, check (include DL# & DOB),credit card
These are the only days Language Arts "required reading" books will be sold in the
Yearbooks will be on sale during orientation. Checks are payable to TWCP. Plain books are $65. Nameplates: $5 extra and each icon: $5
TWCP Homecoming Dance:
September 19, 2015, 8pm-12am, TWCP Commons. Tickets: $25.00 per person. Tickets may be purchased through the TWCP Web Store beginning August 24 through September 14. Cash tickets sales may only be purchased September 7-11 in the Commons. All students and dates must have a photo ID to enter the dance. All students and dates must be at least a freshmen in high school and not over the age of 20 will be allowed in the dance. All students bringing a date from another school must fill out a date form and turn into the Grade Level office by September 16.
Homecoming Parent Volunteers:
Parent volunteers needed for the Homecoming Dance - Student Council members whose parents volunteer will receive 50 points toward the 200 points required to letter in Student Council. All members who wish to letter must participate in Homecoming and parents' volunteering satisfies this requirement. Parent volunteer forms are available in the front office, Room 3114, and at the student council meetings. Parent volunteer forms are due to the front office by September 14.
TWCP- DRIVER EDUCATION CLASSES:
Parents classes are now available on-line 2015 Driver Education classes and all you have to do is log-in at www.esc6.net click on driver-ed. icon in the upper right corner of page and locate session that best fits your child’s needs. For more information on all Driver Education classes contact (936)435-8321
To help all students stay organized throughout the school year. Planners will also be sold at Open House on August 31 for $10. Students will have an opportunity to buy planners after school starts during school hours through the student store and library.
STUDENT LUNCH INFORMATION:
The meal prices for the 2014-2015 school year are below.
Student Full Price $ 2.65
Student Reduced Price $ .40
Adults/ 2nd meals $ 3.35
Student Full Price $ 1.15
Student Reduced Price $ .30
Adults/ 2nd meals $ 2.10
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.applyforlunch.com You can apply now for the 2015-2016 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
Please call Blu Moon Photography for your senior yearbook appointment at 281.252.3990. Senior portrait packages are available.
See the attached flyer:
There is a $10 sitting fee payable to Blu Moon.
SENIOR INFORMATION NIGHT:
September 3, 2015 at 7pm in the Auditorium
SENIOR LIGHTING CEREMONY:
Seniors come start your year off with your first official “Senior” event. September 10, 2015 at 7pm in the Auditorium. Please send your senior’s baby pictures for the Senior Lighting (Deadline, September 4th) to the following link: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/52265832631959
Senior Dues are $110. Senior class dues are for all the activities throughout the school year; these can be paid during orientation . Please see Mr. Marriott or Mrs. Mathews when the school year begins for more information, or if you are having difficulty paying senior dues.
Senior Dues Cover:
Senior Lighting Program
Senior T-Shirt (Spring)
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.
TWCP FINE ARTS
Please note that our Parent Meeting is set for Sept. 15, 2015 in College Park Auditorium at 7:00pm. We will also be selling our spirit-wear and have signup forms for booster club membership. TWCP ORCHESTRA NEWS:
Our homepage for orchestra is http://twcp.conroeisd.net/Teachers/pkempter/. There are links to important items such as private lessons, All- Region and All-State auditions, educational links and Boosters. Also, please visit (and Like) us on Facebook at Cavalier Orchestra! ALL parents and students need to maintain current contact information in CHARMS: www.charmsoffice.com. User name is CollegeParkHSOrch. Password is your student ID number.
Fall Semester Events:
Friday, September 11, 4:00-7:00: Orchestra Picnic at Shadowbend Park.
Tuesday, September 8, 7:00 pm: Mandatory Parent/Student meeting in the Auditorium
Meet Dr. K, Ms. Melissa Clouthier our Booster President, and each other; How to log onto Charms; Booster membership sign-up, Calendar of events, Spring Trip; collect ALL travel/medical and Handbook Forms and Fees... and more.
Saturday, September 18, 6:00pm: Symphony performs Anthem at Home game (Stadium).
Saturday, September 19, 9:00 am-12:00 pm: Houston Symphony Region Audition Workshop at The Woodlands HS. Free workshop provided by CISD and the Houston Symphony Orchestra.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 7:00 pm: Fall Orchestra Concert. CPHS.
Monday, October 19, 2015: All Region Orchestra Audition– Doerre Int.
Saturday, October 31, 2015: All State Audition– CPHS.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015: Early Music Festival (Texas Renaissance Festival). (Symphony only)
Friday, November 6, 2015, 7:00 PM: Bachs Office Hits Pop Show. CPHS. Advance tickets are $7 at www.showtix4u.com, or $10 at the door.
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.
TWCP CAVALIER FOOTBALL:
Below is our 2015 Varsity Football schedule.
NEW! On-line ticket sales
Beginning August 11th, football season tickets may be purchased on-line
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
Tickets for games at Turner Stadium will be available to purchase the week of games at: http://www.humbleisdtickets.com/
The CP student store will also offer ticket sales on Wed, Thurs, and Fridays during lunches only.
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
College Park Cheer joins Interfaith Food Pantry to
“Spread the Bread with a Peanut Butter And Jelly”
Drop Off Location: Commons
Now - Sept. 4th
(Aug. 27 - Sept. 3)
7 a.m. - 3 p.m. & during Open House
Herff-Jones will be sending home information with your students on September 10th about class rings. They will be on campus for sales on September 15th 10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm and September 16th 10am-1pm.
TWCP CLUB INFORMATION
Our first meeting will be held in the Commons, Monday, August 24, 6pm in the Commons. Dues are $20.00 and includes a Student Council t-shirt. Student Council meets bi-monthly on Mondays at 6pm in the Commons. Please come join us!
Clubs and Service Organizations will begin the first few weeks of school, please check back for more information as it becomes available.
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.