Wildcat Weekly

2022-2023 Vol. #9 September 17, 2022

Welcome back to the weekly! We have enjoyed another great week at TMHS! Don't forget our TMHS open house is this Monday, September 19th! Thank you parents for all of your support and your help in embracing one of our important Core Values:


Tomball Memorial High School Core Value: Community.


At TMHS we believe that a collaborative culture is the key to high-quality instruction. We prioritize this collaboration at all levels at TMHS: from students in the classroom, teachers and their content teams, administration in leadership teams, decision-making committees, student groups and organizations, booster clubs, parent organizations, extracurricular activities, and beyond. The sense of community through collaborative culture in each part of TMHS is a piece of what drives the success we see from both our students and staff.


#GOCATSGO!

Open House!

Wildcat Families,


This is a reminder that the Tomball Memorial High School Open House will be held on Monday, September 19, 2022 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Parents will have the opportunity to follow their students' schedule and visit each of their teachers/classroom. As it relates to class schedules, we would like to encourage everyone to utilize their HAC (Home Access) to locate and follow your students schedule so you will know which classrooms to attend.


You can find the classes with room numbers easily following these steps:

1) Open your HAC (Home Access Center) account,

2) Open the class work tab and at the top of the screen

3) Open the schedule tab and once in this window, you will see your students schedule with room numbers.

4) If you need help located the schedule we will have staff in the school foyer to assist you.


The schedule for the evening is as follows:

  • 5:30-6:00- Cafeteria- Organizations Fair

  • 5:55- Parents released to the classrooms

  • 6:00-6:10- 1st period

  • 6:16-6:26- 2nd period

  • 6:32-6:42- 3rd Period

  • 6:48- 6:58- 4th Period

  • 7:04- 7:14- 5th Period

  • 7:20- 7:30- 6th Period

  • 7:36- 7:46- 7th Period


We hope to see all of you there.


Sincerely,


Tomball Memorial Administration and Staff

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Homecoming 2022!

TMHS Homecoming week is September 26 - 30th this year, capped off with the Homecoming Dance on Saturday, October 1st. Be sure to join for all the fun including the Rock the Block Parade on Wednesday September 28th.


HOCO Dance tickets will go on sale starting September 19th. Students who wish to bring an outside guest to the dance must complete THIS FORM and return it to their alpha pod by September 23rd.

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Student Parking

Students are able to purchase their parking permit via the TMHS website linked HERE. Special attention must be made to all of the parking guidelines and required documents in order to secure their parking permit. Only students who have purchased a permit are allowed to park on campus.


Only students who have purchased a reserved, painted parking space are allowed to park in spaces that are numbered.


**Senior reserved painted parking spots are SOLD OUT**

Student ID Badges

All TMHS Students will be required to wear their ID badge each day!


Student ID Badges

Students are required to wear their campus-issued ID badges to school every day. ID badges will help the campus determine which individuals are authorized to be on campus and will assist in accounting for students in an emergency situation. For students, their ID badge has additional functionality for transportation, child nutrition, and library services. The ID badge will be provided to students as soon as possible, in some instances before school during orientation activities or on the first day of school. Students will also receive a lanyard and protective sleeve. Students must have their ID visible on them at all times during the school day. In the name of collectively ensuring a safe environment in our schools, the District appreciates the support of our parents in ensuring their students wear their badges to school every day.


Please see the Student Health and Safety Handbook for additional information on measures to keep your students safe and healthy!

Student Dress Code Reminders

We will continue to enforce our dress code policies per the TISD Student handbook with an emphasis continuing on the following items:


- All students must wear clothing that adequately covers the body. Shorts and/or skirts must reach the mid-thigh. Spaghetti straps, strapless, backless, see-through and low-cut tops are not allowed. Tops must cover the midriff.

- All male students must be clean-shaven and may not display any piercings including the ear. Hair cannot extend past the bottom of a dress collar or tshirt neckline.

- Students are not allowed to wear hats, bandanas, or other head coverings.

- Female students are permitted to wear ear piercings only. No other body piercings are allowed to be visible.

- Student hair must be that of natural color.

- Pajamas are not acceptable.


All dress code policies can be found in the TISD Student Handbook linked HERE.


*Seniors - Dress code will apply and you must be in dress code in order to walk the stage at graduation!

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Updates from the College and Career Center


For more updates and opportunities, you can subscribe to the College & Career Webpage or check back regularly.


Lunch ‘n Learns

Lunch 'n Learns are offered throughout the year featuring a variety of topics. The majority of our Lunch 'n Learns in the fall are presented by college representatives ready to tell you all about their colleges. Sign up for these Lunch ‘n Learns on THIS page.


Sept. 28 - Stephen F. Austin University

Sept. 29 - Texas State University

Oct. 18 - Louisiana Tech University

Oct. 21 - Texas Tech University

Oct. 27 - University of North Texas



SAVE THE DATE - Calendar of Events for 2022-2023


Oct. 5 6 PM: TMHS Financial Aid Night

All grade level students and parents are invited to learn information about financial aid available to assist students in paying for their post high school plans.


Nov. 2 6 PM: TMHS Fall College Knowledge Night

All grade level students and parents are invited to learn about a variety of topics such as the college application process, specific majors, etc. Topics and speakers may vary from the event held in the spring.

Important Testing Information

PSAT/NMSQT- October 12, 2022 @ TMHS

Study Guide - https://qrgo.page.link/HQrWm


PSAT/NMSQT- October 12, 2022 @ TMHS

All 10th and 11th graders are pre-registered and paid for by the district.

No action is required for 10th and 11th.

PSAT Testing for 9th graders is OPTIONAL and will cost $23.

Registration for 9th graders is limited to 150 students.

Register and pay at www.TotalRegistration.net/PSAT/447044

between August 16th and September 9th (No late registration allowed)

Once the maximum registration number is obtained for freshman, registration will automatically close, even if it’s prior to the registration deadline.

Freshman, do not wait to register and pay if you choose to test

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Senior Class of 2022 - 2023!


Parents, please be sure to watch your email for "Senior Email #" from Assistant Principal Ms. Henry. These emails will be your information highway to all things senior year moving forward. Click HERE for all current and former Senior Emails for 2022-2023.


Senior Trash Bag Sales Fundraiser

The Senior Trash bag fundraiser launched today at the Senior Class Meeting. The purpose of this fundraiser is to provide funds for the 2023 Senior Prom. The cost of the prom is approximately $40,000. We want to be able to plan and provide a beautiful, memorable 2023 senior prom. Senior participation in the fundraiser is critical. Seniors who sell 16 rolls will receive a free prom ticket and two free prom tickets if they sell 32 rolls. Each roll is $13.00. This year you may also pay and place your order on School Cash online. If you choose to purchase your trash bags through the School Cart for convenience, there is a service charge. Each roll is $13.65. This fundraiser has been extremely successful in the past. The trash bags practically sell themselves due to their quality. We hope you encourage your Senior to participate. Orders not done through the School Cart must be turned in to my office, (Mrs. Henry) with one check for the balance. The order form is being passed out through the English Class. I have also attached a copy.

**Click Here for a copy of the Senior Class Meeting Presentation.


Senior Pictures

If you haven’t already, please schedule your student’s Senior Portraits at Blu Moon Photography. All portraits must be completed by November 5, 2022. You can reach them at: 281-252-3990.


Senior Picnic

The Senior Picnic is fast approaching. Seniors will be going to Burroughs Park on October 12, 2022 to enjoy some fun games and activities. Students will be receiving their permission slips during class this coming week and need to be returned no later than October 6th, 2022. If you would like to volunteer at the Picnic, you must have completed the Tomball ISD Volunteer application that can be found here.


From the Yearbook Staff

Honor your senior with a special recognition ad in our yearbook. The deadline to reserve your space is December 31, 2022. All you have to do is select your ad size, submit your picture(s) and text to Balfour, and the yearbook staff will do all of the work. Once the ad is created, the yearbook staff will send it to you for approval! All ads are in color!

Click this LINK and scroll to the middle of the page and click the green section that says “Yearbook Products and Ads” to get started.


FAFSA

Completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) is now a graduation requirement. You can access the application by going to www.studentaid.gov If you have any questions about the FAFSA, please contact your Senior’s Counselor.


SENIOR DATES-Very important

Click here for the most current dates. I have had several questions regarding the date for Graduation. This date will not be set until later in the Fall. We will let you know the date as soon as we get the information. As of right now, it has not been set.

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From your Class of 2023 SPO

Your Class of 2023 SPO encourages you to get involved and check out everything SPO related below or attend an SPO meeting: They are held the third Wednesday of every month!


SPO Website:

Home


SPO Membership:

https://my.cheddarup.com/c/tmhs-spo-2023-memberships-copy


Class of 2023 Spirit Gear:

https://my.cheddarup.com/c/senior-2023-spirit-gear-copy?cartVisible=0


SPO Facebook:

Tomball Memorial HS Class of 2023 Parents | Facebook


SPO Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/tmhs_spo_2023/


SPO Remind:

https://www.remind.com/join/tmhsspo?fbclid=IwAR3fsx7q6Mazudd7rEqzj-CViu2Q-SPZJZX79-vkjfqEaFpU4T45J0SXJx8

JOINT PTO!!


The TMHS PTO Membership drive is in full swing! Our memberships help support the Chick-fil-a reward lunches each 9 weeks.


https://pto-membership-12063.cheddarup.com


***Volunteering is not required.***

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Win a Car!

The Roarin’ Blue Band is excited to announce our newest fundraiser, sponsored by Fred Haas Toyota, and Fred Haaa Nissan.


Don’t forget to choose TMHS when you use the QR code!”

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2022 Wildcat Football Season Tickets

Click the button for information on season tickets for the 2022 football season! Single game tickets will go on sale the week of each game.

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Fall dates to remember:

September 28th: Homecoming Rock the Block Parade and Pep Rally

September 30th: Homecoming Football Game

October 1st: Homecoming Dance

October 14th: Patriotic Game

October 25th: Underclassman school photos (1st opportunity)

October 28th: Fine Arts Senior night at the Varsity Football Game

November 11th: Veterans Day Program at TMHS

November 29th: Underclassman school photos (2nd opportunity)

Student Cell Phone Guidelines

The district permits students to possess personal technology devices for safety and educational purposes; however, these devices must remain silenced during the instructional day, and shall only be used in accordance with all guidelines established in the Tomball ISD Digital Resources Acceptable Use and Internet Safety Policy. This includes, but is not limited to:


- Cell phones may be used during class for instructional purposes and in accordance with each teacher’s guidelines. Please note that teachers may choose to prohibit cell phone use in their classrooms.


- Cell phones may be used before and after school, between class periods, and during lunch as long as students follow TISD acceptable use guidelines. Students utilizing cell phones in the hallways, bathrooms, or other common areas during class time are subject to having their cell phone confiscated by TMHS administration.

School Safety

At TMHS, student safety is always our top priority. TMHS and all of TISD utilize the Standard Response Protocol when preparing for emergency events and when/if an emergency does occur. Anytime we utilize these protocols for practice drills or an actual event, communication will be sent out to inform parents and families. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the literature below. For additional information please see the TISD Handbook and Student Health and Safety.
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TMHS Staff Contact and Social Media Links

Follow us on Twitter (@tisdtmhs), Instagram (tisdtmhs) and Facebook (Tomball Memorial High School) for up-to-the-minute celebrations and news!


Need to contact a teacher? Click here to access our staff directory

Tomball Memorial High School

Your 2022 - 2023 TMHS Administration and Counseling Staff


Dr. Jeff Bailey - Principal


Jill Hayes - Associate Principal of Curriculum and Instruction


Charlie Gerszewski - Associate Principal of Building and Operations


Jade Lopez - Assistant Principal

(Alpha office A - Chi and sophomores Po - Z)

Sheri Forsyth - Counselor (Alpha office A - Chi)


Grant Granquist - Assistant Principal

(Alpha office Cho - Gui and Freshman Po - Z)

Brenna Williamson - Counselor (Alpha office Cho - Gui)


Laykin Luker - Assistant Principal

(Alpha office Gul - Mai and Juniors Po - Z)

Erika Zeno - Counselor (Alpha office Gul - Mai)


Meredith Henry - Assistant Principal

(Alpha office Mak - Pl and Seniors Po - Z)

Alfred Jones - Counselor (Alpha office Mak - Pl)


Lashelle Nix - Lead Counselor

Alpha office all students Tho - Z


Mark Floyd - Counselor

Alpha office all students Po - Thi


Norma Phelan - Counselor

College and Career



Meet the TMHS Feeder School Administrators:


Kevin Williams - Principal at Willow Wood Jr. High

Kim McKinney – Principal at Grand Lakes Jr. High

Caitlin Cain – Principal at Northpointe Intermediate

Sara Rush – Principal at Oakcrest Intermediate