The Woodlands High School

Highlander Happenings December 19, 2022 – January 7, 2023

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COUNSELORS CORNER:

Upcoming Community Event - Talk Saves Lives: Suicide Prevention. This presentation will be hosted by our CISD Guidance and Counseling Team. Save the date for January 10, 2023 at McCullough Junior High from 6:30 – 8pm. English and Spanish flyers for the event are posted below.


Looking towards Registration 2023- 24:

We hope to see everyone at our TWHS ELECTIVE FAIR EXTRAVAGANZA on Tuesday, January 24 from 6 – 8pm at the TWHS Senior Campus off of Research Forest Drive. Come with your families and experience all that TWHS has to offer our students. Our clubs and organizations will have tables set up to pass along information and answer questions. Electives and career pathway options will be set up throughout the school to offer demonstrations and explain curriculum. Formal presentations in the TWHS auditorium and LGI will include: TWHS 101, AP Capstone Program with a Q and A, as well as an Athletics Overview at TWHS with our coaches on site for questions. We can’t wait to meet you!


Blitz Week (teachers give their level recommendations for next year): January 17 – 20


Registration in Parent/Student Access will be open from January 23 – February 3rd.

Counselor Help Night: February 2nd (more information to follow)


February - April – individual student conferences with counselors


Course Registration Deadlines: Dual Credit paperwork complete and submitted to counselor no later than 4/14/23 at 3pm, any other class change deadline 4/21/23 by 3pm.

UPDATED LOCATIONS FOR THE CISD COUNSELING PRESENTATION

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ADVANCED PLACEMENT INFORMATION

THIS IS FOR SECOND SEMESTER CLASSES ONLY----For AP students in Spring ONLY semester classes, please make sure to sign into your myap.collegeboard.org account and enroll in your Spring AP class section (you will be able to join after your first day of class in January). Your teacher will give you the join code, so be sure to check with them if needed. For students that do NOT already have a College Board account, you will need to go to College Board to create one. Please make sure you only have ONE account, and you must use your legal name when you register. After you have enrolled you will then register and pay for your Spring AP exam on the school webstore (this will open on Friday, January 6th) at https://twhs.conroeisd.net/school/our-campus/school-webstore/. The deadline is February 27, 2023.


For all other students enrolled in yearlong classes, you have already enrolled in your myapclassroom. If you are NOT planning to take your AP exam in the Spring or you have dropped your AP class, please notify Mrs. Spears via email. The FINAL deadline to register and pay for all AP exams is February 27, 2023. If you have any questions, ask your AP teacher or Mrs. Spears (wspears@conroeisd.net) in grade level.

For those students that do not pay by 2/27/23, your AP exam order will be cancelled.

Also, if you are new to our campus, and have been enrolled in College Board for another school, please be sure to update your school code under your profile---The Woodlands HS 441471.

Be sure to see the "All Things AP Testing" newsletter located on the TWHS website for all AP testing details:


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ATHLETICS:

BOYS BASKETBALL is off to an amazing start. Currently the Varsity is 11-3 and 3-0 in district. We have a HUGE district game at our place next Tuesday Dec. 20th at 1pm. Please come and support as we try to beat College Park!!!

After Christmas our Varsity will be going to San Diego for their last tournament of the regular season! We come back after the break to host Willis on the evening of Jan. 4th.


Junior Varsity is also doing great with an overall record of 12-2 3-0

Sophomore team is 8-2 2-0 as New Caney doesn't have a sophomore team.

Freshmen Green is 13-1 3-0

Freshmen Red is 7-4 2-1


All sub varsity teams are doing an outstanding job so please come out and support them as well!

CLUB NEWS:

MEET IN THE MIDDLE CLUB: Our next meeting will be held on Monday, January 9th, from 2:45-3:30pm in room 107. We will be playing basketball games. There will be snacks and drinks as usual! EVERYONE is welcome to join us at any time during the year for our fun get togethers! OUR MISSION: to connect students with intellectual disabilities to their typically developing peers for fun, friendship, and fitness activities. UPCOMING MEETINGS: January 23rd - board games February 13th Valentine's Party.


SCUBA CLUB: Thank you David Lenderman with the Houston Underwater Photography Society for speaking at our December meeting/Christmas party. Our next club meeting is Monday, January 9th, 3-4pm in the senior campus LGI1 (freshmen can take the activities shuttle bus). All are welcome! You do not have to be scuba certified to attend, and snacks will be provided. Our speaker will be Will De Gorostiza, talking about freediving and spearfishing. Join our Band App group to keep up with the latest club happenings--search "Scuba Club At TWHS."


FBLA: If you are competing in an On-Line Test, you need to sign up in the Sign-up Genius Mrs. Filer sent to your email. Our first meeting after the winter break is Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at 3:00 pm in Room 245 on the Senior Campus. See you there.

PTO NEWS:

Join the Woodlands High School PTO!

Please support TWHS PTO for 2022-2023 using the link below to purchase a tax-deductible membership.

TWHS PTO uses its funds to provide enhanced educational materials, host Senior class events and staff luncheons, recognize student achievement and more!

Thank you for your support!

The Woodlands High School PTO


https://twhspto.weebly.com/join--volunteer.html

Join & Volunteer - The Woodlands High School PTOThe Woodlands, Texas

PTO membership is renewed annually. If you were on a PTO volunteer list/committee last year, you need to re-join each year so we can keep our email lists current. Also, in order to volunteer,...

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OTHER NEWS:

2023-2024 CISD School Calendar Survey
Conroe ISD’s District-Level Planning and Decision-Making Committee is seeking feedback from families, students, staff members, and the community on drafts of the 2023-2024 calendar. Learn more on the School Calendar Process webpage and complete the Calendar Survey.


TWHS SOCIAL MEDIA: The Woodlands High School has Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts for each campus. Please make sure you go to the official accounts, as there are several fake accounts on the internet. The official sites are:

www.facebook.com/TWHS9THCISD for the 9th Grade Campus

www.facebook.com/TheWoodlandsHSCISD for the Senior Campus


Twitter handles are @TWHSCISD for the Senior Campus. Twitter for the 9th Grade campus is @TWHS9THCISD.


Instagram handles are @thewoodlandshs and @twhs9thcisd.


STUDENT PARKING: Please note that the posted speed limit on the TWHS property is 10 MPH. Please be sure to observe the speed limit as well follow traffic rules such as stopping at intersections and cross paths on the property as well as using blinkers when turning into parking spaces and pathways.

Students assigned parking spaces in the Band Lot (1279-1508) or ROTC Lot (2114-2163) must move their cars by 3 pm every day. Students/Parents are not allowed to cut through the church parking lot. Nor are they allowed to park at the church or the neighborhood across the street. You will be towed. All information about parking can be found on the school website: https://twhs.conroeisd.net/parking/


ATTENDANCE: To report an absence, call:

9th Grade: 832-592-8025

10th Grade: 936-709-1234

11th Grade: 936-709-1236

12th Grade: 936-709-1233

Grades 10-12: 936-709-1213

If your student needs to leave early, please send him or her in with a note to be delivered to the attendance office before school, during lunch or between classes. Doing so ensures the check-out process will be as quick and efficient as possible.

Feel free to call the attendance office with any questions or concerns you may have. We're here to help.

CLINIC NOTES:

We are beginning a new series where we will discuss a different medical condition relevant to our students in each issue of the Highlander Happenings. We hope you find this information helpful, but please keep in mind that we cannot give medical advice or make a diagnosis. The best source of information is always your or your child’s physician.


Dizziness


Dizziness is a frequent complaint among students we see in the clinic. This sensation–also sometimes called lightheadedness–can be caused by a multitude of factors, including injury, illness, inner ear disturbance, blood pressure changes, dehydration, hunger, or even stress.


Since sensations of dizziness or lightheadedness present differently to every individual, one of our first steps in determining the cause is asking students what the dizziness they are experiencing feels like. This helps determine next steps we take to care for students reporting dizziness.


If dizziness is noted when changing positions–such as moving from sitting to standing–it may help to try changing positions slowly and carefully, giving blood pressure an opportunity to acclimate. This can help when dizziness is described as seeing spots briefly when moving from sitting to standing. Dizziness caused by dehydration or hunger can present as fatigue, overall weakness, or feeling faint. Making sure to eat breakfast (quick choices such as granola bars are a great option during early and busy mornings) and drinking water as well as electrolyte-replacement beverages (such as Gatorade or Powerade) can help with this. A feeling of the room spinning may be indicative of an inner ear disturbance, infection, or vertigo. When dizziness is caused by an infection, sinus pressure, headache, nausea, or other symptoms of illness may also be present. Stress is also a frequent culprit. Simply acknowledging stress and anxiety, taking a few moments to relax and reset, and talking about stressors causing worry can help in resolving dizziness when stress is the cause.


When should you see a doctor for dizziness? You should seek advice from a health care provider if dizziness follows a fall or head bump, if dizziness is recurrent, severe, prolonged, or accompanied by visual disturbances, or if dizziness is accompanied by sudden, severe headache or chest pain. Additionally, to reduce risk of fall or injury, be sure anyone reporting dizziness does not walk unaccompanied.

SCHOOL NEWS

TWHS 9TH ART

TWHS Holiday Card Contest Winner, ninth grader Raigin Fowler, won the contest for CISD high schools. The voting survey was sent to all of the central administration as well as the entire fine arts department (performing and visual). The district tallied 313 votes to decide the winners of 110 entries. Her medium of choice was alcohol-based markers illustrating frosty lettering above a snowman in a wintery scene.


JROTC: The following cadets were competitively selected by JROTC Headquarters to attend Flight Academy next summer: seniors Javier del Corral and Paul Zeyer and juniors Alex Marin and Bryce Walles. These cadets will attend a partner university with a flight program in order to earn their pilot’s license. Only 200 cadets were selected from AFJROTC units worldwide. This is an all-expenses-paid opportunity valued at $22,500 per cadet. Congratulations and good luck!

Seniors Sriram Deevi and Spencer Snarr are finalists for the J-100 Scholarship, which provides a full college ROTC scholarship to 100 cadets across AFJROTC. Sriram and Spencer completed their interview panels this week and will learn if they were selected in February.

Congratulations to our Joint Leadership Academic Bowl Junior Varsity Team: juniors Liam Hughes and Bryce Walles, sophomores Hayden Cianessi, Amaya Ronald, and Alexandra Wilcox, and freshman Joshua Juno. They have advanced to Level II of this nationwide competition. If they perform well during Level II in February, they will attend the National Championship in Washington, DC next summer. Good luck!

Finally, congratulations to our Marksmanship Varsity Team which has been invited to the National Competition in Anniston, Alabama in February. Team members are seniors Lucy Hoff and Paul Zeyer, and juniors Alex Marin, Sierra Renetzky, and Carson Voyles. They are currently ranked 8th in our region and 16th in the nation–good luck!


COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENTS: TWHS Commercial Photography Students competed in the ATPI Fall Photo Contest. There were over 4,700 entries this year from all around the country! We are excited to announce the TWHS students that placed in this competition.

1st Place - Mason Brady, Time Exposure

2nd Place - Holly Mullins, Nature

2nd Place - Taryn Farnsworth, Animals

2nd Place - Alex MacLaughlin, Digitally Constructed Image

Honorable Mention - Taryn Farnsworth, Nature

Honorable Mention - Ben Davis, Animals

Honorable Mention - MJ Monroe, Informal Portrait

Honorable Mention - Anneliese Pridgen, Portfolio

Honorable Mention - Anneliese Pridgen, Sports - Action

WINTER BREAK MOVER NOTIFICATION: If you are aware now that you will be moving during the winter break and will not be attending TWHS for the second semester, please come to the Registrar’s office and fill out withdrawal paperwork. The form should be completed and signed by a parent/guardian and returned to JoLea Wiskofske, Registrar, before December 18th.


Be aware, a student MUST take mid-terms in order to receive credit for the fall semester, withdrawing beforehand will result in NO credit being awarded. Report card and transcripts will be available mid-January.

If you become aware after school is out that you will move out of TWHS attendance zone, please email Ms. Wiskofske at jwiskofske@conroeisd.net. Parents that have a student at the 9th grade campus should contact Ms. Czubinski at cczubinski@conroeisd.net. Thank you.


ECONOMICS STOCK MARKET GAME TOP TEXAS FINISHERS

Several groups from Mr. Seale’s Honors Economics classes claimed five of the top ten spots in the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Fall Stock Market Game. These teams competed in the Texas High School division and had the largest returns in this stock market simulation game that ended on December 9.

First place team: Vale Carrillo, Regina Ceballos, Ava Knific, Lily Lang and Luka Uriegas

Second place team: Romy O’Neill and Alina Virani

Third Place Team: John Hall, Brodie Randall, Garrett Smoak, John Storslett, Caden Sutherland

Sixth Place Team: Riddhi Jain

Seventh Place Team: Vaughn Clove, Mohamed Irhabi and Ximena Perona


The fall competition involved 749 high school teams from across Texas. Congratulations to these future investors for a job well done!



TWHS 9th GRADE CAMPUS A.M. Car Rider Line: In order for our car rider line in the A.M. to move as quickly as possible follow the car in front of you. The lead car will move up all the way to the end of the sidewalk slightly past the entrance and students should exit the vehicle along the sidewalk when the automobile comes to a stop. This allows for multiple cars to unload at once. Students should be ready to exit the car quickly when the vehicle comes to a stop. Working together makes for a better experience for everyone. The auxiliary drop off in the back of the building off of Ashlane Way helps to alleviate some of the traffic congestion and we encourage you to try that option. Please remember this is available after 7 A.M. and then again after the buses roll for dismissal.


ORDER YOUR 2023 TWHS YEARBOOK AT https://www.balfour.com/


LIBRARY: Students must purchase a print card to be able to print in the library. Print cards are $2 and can be purchased on the webstore or in the library. Students should bring a picture or copy of the receipt to pick up their print card in the library. Cards are not delivered to the student. Reminder: Please turn in your OVERDUE library books as soon as possible. Thank you!


THE WOODLANDS HIGH SCHOOL ART TRUST

The students have voted! Once again, thank you to all the Texas artists who submitted work for consideration this year. Our student committee narrowed the initial submissions to 14 artists/artworks. These 14 nominated artworks were then displayed at the school prior to Thanksgiving and the students voted the week of November 14. We are excited to announce that we will be adding the following artists’ work to our collection as a result of the student voting: Muhammad Ali Bhatti (Houston), Beth Clemson (The Woodlands), Carol Lyon (Bastrop), Caroline Marcos (Tomball), and Debra Riley (Montgomery.)

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Visit our website to see the winning entries (and the entire collection of 61 artworks by 51 established Texas Artists): www.twhsat.org The new artworks are being framed and will be installed at the school over winter break.


The artworks are purchased through funds set aside by Student Council from the Homecoming Dance, however, the framing, lighting and conservation of these pieces need funding. Consider helping with that funding and show your support for The Woodlands High School Art Trust by joining our "One Hundred Friends of Art." Our goal is to have 100 arts supporters make an annual donation to support our cause. Donations are tax deductible and start as low as $10!! Visit our website to make a contribution: www.twhsat.org


The Woodlands High School Art Trust (TWHSAT) a 501(c)3 organization, was established in 2011 to help maintain, conserve and display the student-selected, student-purchased collection of established artists at The Woodlands High School. The vision for the TWHS Art Trust is to see the art collection grow each year and to have it extend through the hallways of the high school. The works are hung in 12 groups around the school, corresponding to the number of years we have been growing. We offer FREE tours of our collection to schools and other groups by appointment.


Other than the public sculptures around The Woodlands, this is the ONLY permanent collection of art available to the public. It is seen by THOUSANDS of people every day. Please consider supporting this unique collection that sets us apart from other public high schools and strengthens our goal of being one of the best high schools in the state and country.


For more information on The Woodlands High School Art Trust please visit our website: www.twhsat.org or contact Susan Cosculluela at twhsat@gmail.com

The Woodlands High School Calendar

December 19, 2022 – January 7, 2023



Monday, December 19, 2022

Winter Break

Lady Highlander Basketball @ College Park 11:30/1:00 College Park High School


Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Winter Break

Boys Basketball vs College Park11:30/1:00 TWHS


Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Winter Break


Thursday, December 22, 2022

Winter Break


Friday, December 23, 2022

Winter Break


Saturday, December 24, 2022


Sunday, December 25, 2022


Monday, December 26, 2022

Winter Break


Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Winter Break


Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Winter Break

Lady Highlander Hoopfest Tournament @ Magnolia

Boys Soccer @ Waller 11:00/1:00 Waller High School


Thursday, December 29, 2022

Winter Break

Lady Highlander Hoopfest Tournament @ Magnolia


Friday, December 30, 2022

Winter Break

Wrestling Scrimmage @ TWHS

Lady Highlander Basketball vs Caney Creek 11:30/1:00 TWHS

Boys Soccer @ Seven Lakes 5:45/7:30 Seven Lakes High School


Saturday, December 31, 2022


Sunday, January 1, 2023


Monday, January 2, 2023

Winter Break

Girls Soccer vs Seven Lakes 5:45/7:00 Woodforest Bank Stadium

Boys Sub Varsity Soccer vs Nimitz 4:30/5:45 TWHS


Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Winter Break


Wednesday, January 4, 2023

UNICEF Meeting 6:45 am LGI 1

FBLA Meeting 2:30 Rm 245

Model UN Meeting 2:45 LGI 1

Boys Basketball vs Willis 5:30/7:00 TWHS

Lady Highlander Basketball @ Willis 5:30/7:00 Willis High School


Thursday, January 5, 2023

FCA Meeting 6:55 am LGI 1

Girls Soccer Highlander Invitational @ Woodforest Bank Stadium

Boys Varsity Soccer Kilt Camp @ TWHS

DECA Meeting 2:35 LGI 2

Track Info Meeting 3:00 LGI 1


Friday, January 6, 2023

Girls Soccer Highlander Invitational @ Woodforest Bank Stadium

Boys Varsity Soccer Kilt Camp @ TWHS

Science NHS 2:35 LGI 1

Lady Highlander Basketball @ Westside 5:30/7:00 Westside High School


Saturday, January 7, 2023

Girls Soccer Highlander Invitational @ Woodforest Bank Stadium

Boys Varsity Soccer Kilt Camp @ TWHS

Wrestling Meet @ TWHS

The Woodlands High School

The Conroe Independent School District (District) is an equal opportunity educational provider and employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Active of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936) 709-7752.