The Woodlands High School

Highlander Happenings February 7 – February 19, 2022

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AP TESTING

What if my AP class isn't until the spring semester? When do I register/pay?


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 sections or exam only sections (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 student's 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 7th). Make sure you SELECT the SPRING Class at https://twhs.conroeisd.net/school/our-campus/school-webstore/. The deadline is February 27, 2022. Be sure to select the 2nd semester box on payment.


NOTE: IF you paid for any spring only exams in the fall then all you need to do now is join the myapclassroom with code provided by Spring ONLY AP teacher in January.


The deadline to pay and register for AP exams for yearlong and Fall classes was 10/31. Any student needing to register and pay will need to see Mrs. Spears in grade level. Students will need a join code since they are late. There is also a $40 late fee for each exam. Students in Spring ONLY courses will enroll and pay (if they haven't already paid) in January and will have until 2/27/22 to make that enrollment and payment.


FINAL deadline for all AP exam ordering/payment is 2/27/22---NO payment or exam orders will be allowed after this date. No exceptions.


"All Things AP Testing Newsletter"---you will find everything you need to know about AP testing---this will be updated throughout the year. This link will also be posted on the TWHS freshman/senior campus school websites.


Parent Letter: Parent---AP Exam Parent Stud letter BOY.pdf


Newsletter---"All Things AP Testing"------https://www.smore.com/1mcz5


If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Spears at wspears@conroeisd.net.

ATHLETICS:

CHEER TRYOUTS: If you’re interested in trying out for cheerleader/mascot, plan to attend the mandatory candidate/ parent meeting on February 15, 2022 at 6:30 pm in the Large Gym on the Main Campus. A parent/guardian and cheerleader/mascot candidate must be present at the meeting to tryout. Go Highlanders!


SWIM & DIVE: TWHS Swim and Dive are competing at the Regional Championship Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Conroe ISD Natatorium. Diving will take place on Thursday February 3 starting at 4, swimming prelims begin at 4 on Friday, and finals will occur on Saturday beginning at 4. Come out and support your boys and girls state champions as they compete in this exciting meet!


LADY HIGHLANDER BASKETBALL: The Freshmen Red Lady Highlanders have been doing well and overcoming adversity along the way. We are small in numbers but big in heart and tenacity. We have a multi-scoring attack led by Claudia Keene, Samantha Simpson, and Matea Stroder. Kanyia Chambers has grown into a poised point guard that is more than a handful on both sides of the ball. Devan Bonura and Sophie Peters anchor us in the post, while Alaina Kiscoe and Dymond Coleman bring us a big boost of energy off the bench. Every night, we set out to prove that we are indeed better together by playing a great brand of team basketball with one goal in mind, to be district champs. The fight continues . . . .


  • The 9th Girls BB Green Team beat Oak Ridge 32 to 29 last night (02/02/22). Top scorers include Amari Burton with 12 & Olivia Johnson with 8. Two other team mates had 5 points equally. This brings the team to 6 wins & 4 losses for this year. The Green Team's last game is on 02/05/22, @ 9AM at TWHS. Great job girls! Coach Harvey is proud of you.
  • The Lady Highlander JV team has had an amazing season thus far as we approach the final two games of the season. They have an overall record of 20-5 and District record of 5-3. We are looking forward to finishing the season strong and continuing to hold true to our motto of hard work pays off! Let's go Lady Highlanders, let’s finish what we started!
  • The Lady Highlander Varsity is working hard to get to the playoffs. They have grabbed 2 big wins over the last 2 games. Saturday was Senior Saturday in the Lady Highlander gym where we recognized and honored our 3 awesome seniors Anna Orr, Laura Haas, and Alejandra Merodio. The Lady Highlanders went on to defeat Willis 54-27 and were led by Anna Orr with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Piper Findlay also contributed 9 points on the day. Then Wednesday night the Lady Highlanders had an AWESOME buzzer beating win at Oak Ridge. Payton Findlay hit the game winning 3 pointer at the buzzer. Leading scorers on the night were Anna Orr with 18 points and 7 rebounds, Laura Haas with 11 points, and Piper Findlay with 10 points. The girls have 2 more games in district play and are looking to keeping battling to earn that playoff spot!! Go Highlanders!!!


BOYS BASKETBALL: The Freshman Red boys' basketball team have already started their last round of district play. They are still dominating the district as they are looking to stay undefeated in district and win the district championship. Their next home game is Wednesday against Conroe and then Saturday at College Park.


  • The Woodlands Freshmen Green Basketball Team has really been playing well this year. In the past two games the team has defeated College Park by score of 58-26 and Willis by a score of 71-49. This pushes the Green Teams record to 24-3 overall and 10-0 in district with 5 games to go. Let’s go Highlanders.
  • The Sophomore basketball team moved its record to 15-6 (9-1 in District) with wins this past week against College Park and Willis. This week, we begin the final round of district with games against Oak Ridge at home on Wednesday, 2/2, and at Grand Oaks on Friday, 2/4. Come out and support your Highlanders as they pursue the sophomore district championship.
  • The JV Boys Basketball team is off to a great season so far. They currently have an overall record of 21-5 and is tied for the district championship with a district record of 9-1. Please wish them their best on the final 5 games to hopefully clinch a JV District Championship!
  • The Boys Basketball team has clinched a 17th straight Playoff appearance by beating Willis at their place last Saturday 53-27. With this win Coach Reed (380-183) became the all time wins leader for Highlander basketball passing the late great Coach Terry Priest (379-314). On Wednesday the Highlanders also beat Oak Ridge 63-54. We are currently in 2nd place of District 13-6A. If you would like to get a playoff T-shirt for $15 please contact Coach Nash at tbnash@conroeisd.net to let him know how many and what size you would want. He can also send you what the t-shirt will look like. We go to Grand Oaks on Friday night to determine who will be 2nd or 3rd place in our district. Next week we host Conroe on Wednesday and go to College Park on Saturday afternoon. Please come out and support your Highlanders as we gear up for the playoffs.

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:

Most important information from the CCC? Mark your calendars for all the upcoming spring events! Get more details in the 02.04.2022 CCC Newsletter!


  • Tons of upcoming events
    • February
      • Feb. 14: Deadline to register through School Cash Online for school-wide SAT on April 13
    • March
      • March 1: Mini-College Fair during all lunches in the LGI-2
      • March 29 & Wednesday, March 30 from 9 am to 10:30 am: CISD Job Fair (Virtual event)
      • March 30: Junior Jumpstart at The Woodlands HS
      • March 31: ASVAB at 8 am
        • Students interested in taking the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) to gain greater insight into their aptitudes in preparation to join the civilian workforce or military enlistment should complete this Google form by noon on March 28.
    • April
      • April 13: School-wide testing day
      • April 14: Dual credit registration deadline
      • April 23: Prom
      • April 29: Senior Connections at Lone Star
    • May
      • May 2 - 13: AP Testing window
      • May 19: Senior Awards Night
      • May 20: Senior Picnic
      • May 23: Graduation
      • May 31: Lone Star Orientation (for matriculating graduates, not DC students)
  • Senior information
  • Juniors
  • Everyone

COUNSELORS CORNER:

Attention Junior and Senior Parents: TWHS will offer a School Day SAT on Wednesday, April 13th, 2022. Juniors may use this as their one free test, Seniors who have already used their one free test will be charged $36.

Registration is now open and will continue through 2/14. If this is your senior’s first test, you will be reimbursed your cost once your student has tested. Please note the above deadline to register your student for this SAT, this is a hard deadline from College Board. Again, please go to School Cash Online to register your student before 2/14/2022.

http://conroeisd.schoolcashonline.com/


To double-check that your student has registered for this School Day SAT, please log into your School Cash Online Account and sign in. Look across the top right for Payment History. If your student is registered, you will see it listed there. If you have any questions, please reach out to your student's counselor.


Highlander Registration Information for 2022-2023 School Year:

The Parent Elective Fair and Information Night is now virtual. Links are posted on www.twhs.conroeisd.net and will remain live through April. Parents and students are able to watch teacher/subject area videos, look through class descriptions and peruse other course information as time allows. In addition, two videos will be posted from the Counseling Department. One will be a general overview of high school and graduation requirements and the other will be for families interested in learning more about Dual Credit via Lone Star College.

Upcoming Individual Student Conferences with their Counselors:

During the months of February and March, all of our current 9th -11th grade students will meet one on one with their school counselor to discuss next year’s courses as well as their four-year plans. In addition, they will discuss other topics that are pertinent to each grade level. For instance, upcoming juniors will hear about taking the SAT and ACT next year in the spring.


Other Registration Dates/Deadlines:

Friday, April 1st – course verifications available

Thursday, April 14th – Dual Credit Registration Deadline per Lone Star College. All paperwork and required documents must be turned in to the student’s counselor before 2:30 pm.

Friday, April 22nd – Final Course Change Deadline


Name Check For Seniors 2022

All diplomas are imprinted with full birth name of student. This name is taken from birth certificate or passport. No other exceptions are accepted. If your student’s name is incorrect, please contact Ms. Champion, the school registrar via email at gchampion@conroeisd.net. A written request is required.


  • Students will be receiving name check during their English IV classes in February.


Corrections can be made up to the week before graduation. After that student will need to wait until after graduation to get a corrected diploma.


9th Grade Campus - Biology Field Test

During the weeks of February 7 – 18, 2022, school districts across the State of Texas will be participating in the STAAR Stand-Alone Field Test. The STAAR Stand-Alone Field Test is a requirement of HB 3906, from the 86th Legislature, 2019 which mandates a redesign of the STAAR Test to be implemented in the 2022-2023 school year. The purpose of the Stand-Alone Field tests is to gather data to properly integrate new components and question types into the future STAAR assessments.

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has selected 49 Conroe ISD campuses to participate in the field test. Each campus is selected to administer a single grade or subject. Participation in the STAAR Stand-Alone Field Test is mandated by TEA – districts and campuses may not opt out.

The Woodlands High School 9th Grade Campus has been chosen to administer the 9th Grade Biology STAAR End of Course exam and will administer the test on February 9, 2022.

STAAR Stand-Alone Field Test details:

  • Tests are online only; no paper materials are available
  • Campuses should schedule approximately 2.5 hours to administer the test
  • All eligible students enrolled in the grade or course selected for the campus are required by TEA to participate in the field test – including English Learners and students with disabilities unless a student requires an accommodation that is not available in the online field test
  • No data or scores will be received from the field test, they are for information only – neither campuses nor students are scored or rated based on these tests
  • Number and type of questions:
    • Math, science, and social studies tests have 30 questions
    • Reading tests have 22 to 39 questions
    • Question types will vary by test form, but all new question types will be field-tested

More information about the STAAR Redesign process can be found on the TEA STAAR Redesign webpage.

All ninth-grade students will report directly to TWHS 9th Grade Campus on February 9, 2022. Testing room assignments will be posted around the cafeteria and staff will be available Wednesday morning to help students find their testing location. We will remain on our Advisory Bell schedule. Shuttles will run third block, fourth block, and after school on February 9, 2022.

CLUB NEWS:

MEET IN THE MIDDLE: Our next meeting is Monday, February 14th. We meet in room 107 from 2:45 to 3:30 on the SECOND & FOURTH MONDAY every month. At this club meeting, we will have our Valentine's Day party! Bring a bag of Valentine candy or a big candy bar with a Valentine card attached with your name on it - we will be playing an exchange game!

Mission: Our club brings together students of differing intellectual abilities for fun, fellowship, sports, and service! Join us! Questions? Connect with the club sponsor: Dianne Maberry - dmaberry@conroeisd.net.


FBLA: FBLA will be having a Junior Achievement Speaker Series. The session will be Wednesday, February 16, 23, and March 2, 2022, at 4:00 pm. This speaker series will be done over Zoom. The Zoom information can be found on the FBLA Canvas Course. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Filer at mfiler@conroeisd.net.


BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS OF AMERICA - Congratulations to the following students for advancing to State competition. Broadcast News Production Team - Carrie Murray, Riley Pickett, Elizabeth Proctor, and Luisa Valdivia -- Economic Research Team - Elijah Lo, Carson Moore, Kevin Pan, and Anthony Ruiz -- Entrepreneurship - Hinata Yoshimoto - Global Marketing Team - Mattias Kotz and Zain Sheikh -- Interview Skills - Kevin Pan - Java Programming - Zaheer Sufi - Prepared Speech - Julia Ellis - Presentation Management Individual - Elizabeth Proctor -- Congratulations

also to our alternate - Small Business Management Team - Naman Damu, Zaheer Sufi, Siddhant Sutar, and Shrish Tiwari -- State Competition will be held March 2-5 in Ft. Worth Texas. Good Luck BPA


SCUBA CLUB: Our next meeting is Monday, February 7th, at 3pm at the Senior Campus in LGI 1. Freshmen can take the activity shuttle to get there. At this month’s meeting, we will take our club photo for the Yearbook and work on our club T-shirt design. You do NOT have to be scuba certified to attend our meetings, plus every meeting you attend gets your name in a drawing for some nice prizes at our May meeting. Snacks will be provided!

PTO NEWS:

The PTO held a grab-and-go lunch for teachers on Wednesday, January 19th. Special thanks to Potbelly's for supplying the sandwiches. If you would like to participate in future events by making a Staff Appreciation Donation, please visit the PTO website: http://www.twhspto.org/

OTHER NEWS:

TWHS FACEBOOK & TWITTER: The Woodlands High School has both Facebook 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.


STAY IN TOUCH with TWHS: Be sure to "friend" The Caledonian on Facebook, follow them on Twitter/Instagram @twhscaledonian and bookmark the website - www.twhscaledonian.com for ALL the school news you need.


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 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: 936-709-1236

11th Grade: 936-709-1233

12th Grade: 936-709-1234

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:

If your student has received any vaccines this school year, including their COVID-19 vaccines or booster, feel free to send a copy or screenshot to the clinic at school so that we can have it on file. You can also email it to aransley@conroeisd.net for the Senior Campus, or jffletcher@conroeisd.net for the Ninth Grade Campus.


If you have a graduating senior, please be sure to request a copy of their vaccine record to be picked up by your student or emailed to you. This needs to be requested before the end of school; we are not available during the summer. Most colleges and universities require an additional dose of the Meningitis (MCV4) vaccine that is received on or after the 16th birthday.


District COVID-19 guidelines were revised again on January 14th. They are set by the Texas Department of State Health Services, and include information on what to do if your student tests positive, has symptoms of COVID-19, or has been a close contact to someone who has tested positive. For the most up to date information, please refer to the Roadmap to Remaining Open on the Conroe ISD site: https://www.conroeisd.net/roadmap-to-reopening/


Thank you for all that you do in supporting our efforts to keep our students healthy and in school!

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SCHOOL NEWS:

TWHS IMPROV: The Woodlands High School Improv Troupe is thrilled to host our monthly improv show next Friday, February 11 at 7pm at The Woodlands High School Auditorium! Tickets are $5 and all money raised from the night will be going to TWHS senior Andrea Aragon’s Student of the Year campaign with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Make sure to join us, along with your family and friends, for a great time while helping an amazing organization! For more information and to buy tickets go to www.twhstheater.com.


JROTC: Good luck to our Marksmanship team who is now in Anniston, Alabama for the National Championships!

Nearly 100 of our cadets will participate in The Woodlands Tree Planting Community Service on Saturday, February 12th at Meadowlake Park.

Our Drill and PT teams will compete at the Cooper Meet in Abilene TX Saturday, February 25th–good luck!


DISTRICT-WIDE DRONE EXPO: The JROTC Aerospace Team is preparing to host our 6th annual Drone Expo on Saturday, February 12th, 1-3pm in the Senior Campus main gym. Come out to see some amazing drone races and learn about careers in aviation. This FREE event is open to everyone in our district–you don’t have to be in JROTC to attend! For competition info and entry, email cmcmartin@conroeisd.net. Spectators are welcome–we have nice raffle prizes to give away!


9th Grade Campus Library: It's time to purchase English I novels, Ender's Game for Levels and To Kill a Mockingbird for Pre-AP classes.

Both books are available via School Cash Online. Books will be delivered to your child's English teacher. Deadline for ordering is Feb. 25.

If you would like to donate a copy of either of these books, please type in DONATION instead of a teacher's name.

Book sales are the library's fundraiser. Thank you for supporting the campus library.


The Woodlands High School Calendar

February 7, 2022 – February 19, 2022


Monday, February 7, 2022

Scuba Club Meeting 3:00 LGI 1

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Spanish Room 226

Student Council Meeting 6:00 Cafeteria

Interact Meeting 7:00 Cafeteria

Boys Soccer Club Booster Meeting 7:00 LGI 2


Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Robotics Club Meeting 2:35 Room 170

Girls JV Soccer vs Memorial 4:30 TWHS

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302

Boys Soccer @ Oak Ridge 5:45/7:30 Oak Ridge High School

Girls Soccer vs Oak Ridge 5:45/7:30 TWHS


Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Robotics Club Meeting 2:35 Room 170

FBLA Meeting 2:40 Room 245

Model United Nations Meeting 3:00 LGI 1

Script Reading Club 3:30 Room 137

Evening Tutorials 5:30 English Room 168 & Spanish Room 226

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

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


Thursday, February 10, 2022

FCA Meeting 7:00 am LGI 1

Sustainable Development Club 3:00 LGI 1

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302


Friday, February 11, 2022

Science NHS Meeting 6:30 am LGI 1

Tennis Varsity Westlake/ Austin Tournament

French Club Meeting 3:00

Girls Soccer @ Grand Oaks 5:30/7:15 Grand Oaks High School

Boys Soccer vs Grand Oaks 5:45/7:30 TWHS

Improv Show 7:00 TWHS Auditorium


Saturday, February 12, 2022

ACT 8:00 am TWHS

Varsity Track Meet @ Oak Ridge High School

JROTC Drone Expo 11:00 TWHS Gym

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


Sunday, February 13, 2022


Monday, February 14, 2022

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Spanish Room 226


Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Robotics Club Meeting 2:35 Room 170

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302

Girls Soccer vs Conroe 5:30/7:30 TWHS

Boys Soccer @ Conroe 5:45/7:30 Conroe High School

Cheer Info Meeting @ 6:30 TWHS Large Gym


Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Robotics Club Meeting 2:35 Room 170

FBLA Meeting 2:40 Room 245

Model United Nations Meeting 3:00 LGI 1

Evening Tutorials 5:30 English Room 168 & Spanish Room 226

Boys Basketball @ Willis 5:30/7:00 Willis High School


Thursday, February 17, 2022

FCA Meeting 7:00 am LGI 1

DECA Meeting 2:35 LGI 1

Robotics Kids Club Meeting 3:30 Room 170

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302


Friday, February 18, 2022

School Holiday

JV Tennis@ Madisonville

Swim/Dive State Championship @ Austin

Girls Soccer vs College Park 5:45/7:30 TWHS

Boys Soccer @ College Park 5:45/7:30 College Park High School


Saturday, February 19, 2022

Varsity Track Meet @ Strake Jesuit

Swim/Dive State Championship @ Austin

Sub Varsity Baseball vs Cy-Ranch 11:00 Scotland Yard

Varsity Baseball @ Cy-Ranch 11:00 Cypress Ranch High School

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.