Dragon Digest

A Communication Tool for The Dragon Family and Community

October 28, 2019

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October 1 - Dec 1 - GT Nomination Window Opens


29- 4th Grade Writing Benchmark


5- Voting for Bond Referendum

6- Parent Book Study 9:30am / Habit #2-5

12- Hidden in Plain Sight 6:00 @ Conroe High School

13- Hidden in Plain Sight 6:30 @ Oak Ridge High School

15- Turkey Trot- Parents can run with their children

25th- STARTS Kindness Rocks 7:30am - 7:45am- continues every Friday

Kindness Rocks on Fridays!

Help us grow our Kindness Rocks Garden! Each Friday morning from 7:30 - 7:50am, our Kindness Rocks committee will have tables set up for students to purchase and paint a rock.

Students may purchase a rock for $2.00. Students will have the ability to come back the next week to pick up their rock and decide if they will keep it, give it away, or plant it in our garden.

All proceeds will go to our Deretchin Scholarhsip Fund. Many thanks to our sponsor A&A Stone and Masonry on FM 1488!!

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Early voting for the November 5th Bond Referendum continues this week through Friday, November 1st. Election Day is Tuesday, November 5th. For more information about the upcoming Bond Election and to view voting polling locations and times, please visit www.conroeisd.net/bond or www.elections.mctx.org.

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Our campus will be utilizing the Anonymous Alerts app designed to allow students, or anyone, inform our campus administration of any safety concern during the 2019-2020 school year. This app will allow any completely anonymous upstander and an administrator to engage in completely anonymous two-way confidential ongoing communication regarding an issue. The app can be downloaded either at the Google Play store for Android or Apple store for iOS.

Note the important following information to use when utilizing the app:

· Login/Password– conroeisd

For a complete overview of Anonymous Alerts and how it works, please view the following video on YouTube-


Please be aware 1-888-KIDCHAT will still be available. Anonymous Alerts is preferable as the app allows two-way anonymous exchange of tip information.

Lastly, we will reiterate to students constantly the importance and availability to come directly to an administrator with any concerns. Your assistance in reiterating this is much appreciated.

Teaching Resilience

It's never too early to help kids learn how to be resilient! Click on the link below for some great tips on building this important skill!


A Message from Officer Mason

Hello Deretchin Dragons,

Officer Mason is excited to be serving Deretchin for the rest of this school year. As he has observed the property a few things have caught his attention that he would like to share with you. Please talk with your students about parking their bikes as close to the bike racks and school property as possible. Many are leaving them very close to the street and this concerns him for the bike's safety throughout the day. Also, please ensure that you do not park in the fire zone even just to quickly walk your student to the front office. Thank you. Officer Mason looks forward to getting to know the Deretchin family.

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Here’s your chance to be part of the


Attention all 5th and 6th graders, the TWHS boys’ varsity basketball team is looking for volunteers to help keep the floor clean during all home varsity basketball games. This is a fun opportunity to see our Highlanders up close and in action, plus you receive a free t-shirt, tickets for concessions, and free admission for you and a parent. Be sure to sign up soon because spots are limited and on a first-come first-served basis.

You must sign up no later than November 6, and there will be a mandatory HOOP HELPER training on November 7 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the main TWHS gym. During training, you will also have some time to watch the varsity team practice and hear from Head Basketball Coach, Dale Reed.

Once training is complete, a sign-up genius will be sent out and you can pick which games you want to work. Games typically take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday nights, but they will occasionally play on other days and times.

Thanks, from the TWHS Rebounders Club! We’re looking forward to another great year with our HOOP HELPERS!

For more information or to sign up, please email Kellie Burgess at kelliej99@yahoo.com.