Celebrating 10 years of Commitment, Pride, Honor and Success
Volume 10, Number 14 November 3, 2014
TWCP @ Kingwood
Nov 1 – 1 pm
TWCP THEATER PRESENTS
“As You Like It”
Nov. 1st, 3rd and 4th
7pm – TWCP Auditorium
November 8, 2014
6pm and 8pm
Tickets can be purchased from any choir student
2:45 -4:30 pm
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
College and Career
3701 College Park Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77384
14-15 Debate Team Orchestra members
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
We are currently at 95.8% attendance rate for the year. Our goal is 97% so that we are one of the top schools in our comparison group. I need all Cavaliers to work hard to be here each and every day. We know that attendance at school improves students’ grades. We want everyone to perform at the highest possible level and be prepared for the future. Please work hard to be here each day.
From the Attendance Office:
**When checking your student out please call the Attendance Office at (936.709.3003) in advance for a quicker response time. Students cannot be checked out until student has come from class and checked out with Attendance Clerk.
Oct 31 to Nov 3
· All northbound main lanes of IH 45 will be closed starting Friday, October 31, 2014 at 9 p.m. through Monday, November 3, 2014 at 5 a.m.
All northbound traffic will be diverted off of the main lanes to the northbound frontage road at Exit 79 (College Park/Needham Road). The northbound entrance ramp south of Research Forest/Tamina will also be closed. Traffic will remain on northbound frontage road. Law enforcement will be on site.
For additional and updated information on IH 45 and SH 242 closures for this construction project from The Montgomery County Transportation Program, please visit www.sh242dc.com and click on Lane Closures.
Also, as a courtesy, The Woodlands Township includes many major Road/Lane Closures on its website at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov.
Team Up with TWCP PTO:
9:00am Tuesday, November 4 | College Park High School - LGI-2
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.
College Park PTO 2014-15 Directory Sponsorship
Sign up now to sponsor the TWCP Student Directory and reach over 2,600 College Park students and their families with your business message. Show them your support, and remind them how your business is ready to serve them as well.
To download form: http://www.collegeparkpto.com/
Questions? Contact Erin Makel firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
There is a Feeling in the Air at College Park!!!!
We need the help of Cavalier Parents on Thursday, December 18th to help spread holiday cheer to over 700 elementary students at our new adopted school Armstrong Elementary! The College Park School Adoption Project is celebrating its 5 year by teaming up with our new adopted family just north in Conroe, Texas and we need your help! There are many slots to fill (60 to be exact) and your contribution will be forever remembered with these adorable children at Armstrong Elementary. This tradition continues with your support by devoting a little time, a pair of helping hands, and lots of love to help prepare a holiday party that will bring smiles and cherished memories to adorable little children. There is no experience required! Come be part of this wonderful occasion. It is an event you will not want to miss! If you would like to volunteer please contact Marlene Killian at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-408-4821.
Continuing the Tradition of Giving at College Park High School
College Park High School and PTO have adopted CISD’s Armstrong Elementary, located north of the Woodlands, to help provide much needed assistance, support and mentoring to disadvantaged children.
College Park’s new adopted family Armstrong Elementary is considered a “Title 1” school which is defined as a low social, economic school with little parental support. Over the past four years, the College Park PTO has had the honor of orchestrating a holiday party for our former adopted elementary school Runyan.
TWCP wishes to continue its tradition this year by helping to host another holiday party for the whole Armstrong school, over 700 students! 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 725 age appropriate new reading books. By making a cash donation, these funds will help pay for the items mentioned above and give these children a wonderful, lasting memory.
You may choose to become a classroom Co-sponsor or a Grade Level Co-sponsor. For co-sponsorship opportunities (families or businesses) see Donation Form. 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 18th. It will take a force to accomplish such a big event, but the College Park Family always is willing to help others in need!
Books and checks can be turned in to the front office at CP.
For more information contact Marlene Killian at email@example.com.
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
Peer Tutoring will be available every Tuesday-Thursdays beginning October 21, 2014. All subjects will be tutored, the hours are 2:45pm-4:30 pm in room 1608.
FROM THE NURSE:
Just a reminder that Cold and Flu season is approaching, we encourage our students to do the following to help in keeping themselves as healthy as possible.
· Frequent hand washing for 20 seconds.
· Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
· Avoid, kissing, hugging or sharing eating utensils with people who are ill.
· Cover your cough and sneezes
· Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys, and doorknobs especially if someone is ill.
HOBY LEADERSHIP CONVENTION:
The counseling office is accepting applications until November 7 for the position of the next Ambassador to the HOBY Leadership Convention that will be held May 29 - 31, 2015. This seminar is designed to empower high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school and community. This year's convention will be held at Texas A & M in Galveston. Applications can be picked up from an English teacher or in the Counseling office.
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. Students will have an opportunity to buy planners during school hours through the student store and library.
This is Taylor Kinney from the College Park yearbook staff. This year is very special, it is College Park's 10th anniversary. I would like to tell you about how to buy your student a yearbook for her or her 2014-2015 school year. There are two options.
1) You can go to balfour.com and charge the book to your credit card.
2) You can write a check to TWCP yearbook including your date of birth and drivers license number.
A book cost $65
A name plate is an additional $5
Each icon is an additional $5 (you can purchase a max of two)
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
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!!
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 Mr. Marriott 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
“As You Like It” – October 30, November 1,3 and 4. 7pm in the Auditorium.
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.
November 8: Military Salute
It is always a special time and a great honor to be able to thank all our men and women who have served and are currently serving in the military. There will be two shows 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. with a reception between shows. Tickets will be available from each choir member. We are excited to have the College Park Jr. ROTC starting off the program this year. Please come out and join us in honoring our heroes and enjoy the beautiful music. Come visit our Hall of Honor and enjoy refreshments between shows. To add to the Hall of Honor, we ask students to submit a poster of their relative who has served or are serving in the military. Poster information is on the website
Come support your great
Cavalier Band on Wednesday, November 5th from 5pm to 8pm.
Congratulations Band on winning the “Battle of the High School Marching Bands” today. If you missed the broadcast, here is the link to a short clip!
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.
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.
The Cats Meow Village Order Form 2014-15
The Cats Meow Village collectible keepsakes are an extensive array of historic places and landmarks in the United States. Series collections feature nostalgic sites from Americana, old barns, lighthouses, hotels, churches, train stations, and many other examples of historic significance in our country.
We proudly present The Woodlands College Park High School Cats Meow Village keepsake as a testament to the historic relevance of the architecture of the school and spirit of the student body. Notice, the clock reads 10:00 in celebration our school’s 10th anniversary!
These have been specially designed by The Cats Meow Village and are sure to please the entire Woodlands community. They are a unique and make a wonderful gift for all students, friends and family of the College Park Community. Items sell for $20 each and order forms may be downloaded at http://twcp.conroeisd.net/Teachers/pkempter/. Order forms and payment may be submitted by mail to Cavalier Orchestra Booster @ 7 Tanager Trial, The Woodlands, TX, 77381. Questions may be directed to email@example.com.
CP Dugout Club Meeting-Monday, November 3rd at 7:00PM
The meeting will be held in RM 1608 (freshman wing)
Questions, please contact Monica Price, Dugout Club President at 936.203.3385 or firstname.lastname@example.org
10th Annual Slugfest co-ed softball tournament is coming! Mark your calendars for December 5th and 6th then come out and join us for the fun. There will be food, entertainment and prizes. Adult, High School and Jr. High teams welcome! Get your team together and register today. Registration packets are available at the front office, or at collegeparkbaseball.com. Registration packets will be collected at lunch October 27th - 31st. Email email@example.com or call Shannon Burchett 281 744-8078 with questions.
TWCP BOYS BASKETBALL:
The Boys Basketball Team will be conducting open try-outs on Saturday, November 8 from 3-5 PM. This is for boys of all grade levels that are not presently in the basketball athletic period. All paperwork should be on file and all students should be academically eligible.
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).
Have you heard that RUGBY has been added to the 2016 Olympics?
Did you know that a Woodlands area graduate has been named to the USA Olympic rugby team?
Come check out the fastest growing sport in the nation with the largest rugby club in Texas!
Woodlands Youth Rugby will hold tryouts each Wednesday in November from 6-8 pm at Alden Bridge Sports Park. Players from all area schools are welcome.
Go to woodlandsrugby.org and do NOT miss out!
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)
Honor (Announcing the great things going on at “The Park”)
Comments coming from our students and teachers:
“Positively impacting any and all of her students” - Student
CPHS Talking Points (Commitment, Pride, Honor, Success)
The Heart of a Champion: http://safeshare.tv/w/xmgCTiOfUm
We recently finished a marking period. Some of you may not have done as well as you had expected or wished to do. You may even feel like you have fallen flat on your face like Heather Dorniden did in this race. The question is how determined are you to get up and win your race? The race you are running is not against other people it is the race with yourself. A race to do your best. Your challenge is to take all the set backs that come in life; whether it be grades, work, friends, family, health, etc., and pick yourself up and run like you are going to win. Like Heather did in her race see your target and run to get there. You can do this. We all have the heart of a champion it is just a matter of choosing to be our best and rise through the challenge in front of us.
TWCP CLUB INFORMATION
On Monday we will be starting up a new club here at CPHS. It is the ¡Bailamos! dance club. It will meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. LGI fishbowl, at 2:45 pm. Please encourage all students to come and become a member, especially those freshmen that haven't become involved in any extracurricular activity. This club is a cross-cultural group where students will be learning to dance everything from the Texas 2 step to the Salsa, to Flamenco, to Tango, etc.
Best Buddies Meeting
Wednesday, November 5th
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
Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society:
This is a new Honor Society formed this year led by Mrs. Eisinger. This group meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 2:45 pm in room 1308. For more information, please contact Mrs. Eisinger at firstname.lastname@example.org
DECA meeting in room 1214 every other Tuesday.
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)
Every other Monday at 6pm in the commons.
SPEECH AND DEBATE CLUB:
College Park Speech and Debate students competed at Kingwood last weekend with successes in Humerous interpretation, prose, poetry and Lincoln Douglas debate.
We are preparing for district scrimmages and upcoming tournaments as well as UIL district congress competition at A&M Consolidated on November 11th.
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.