The Woodlands High School

Highlander Happenings December 5 – December 17, 2022

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COUNSELORS CORNER:

Generation Texas week was a great success! Be sure to follow @twhsccc on Instagram to see what our students had going on.


PSAT scores from the October testing date are expected to be released in early December. Please look for a quick, informational PowerPoint on how to interpret and utilize your student’s score in the next edition of Highlander Happenings.


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.


Angel Tree information: The counseling department would like to ask families in need to contact their child’s counselor. We would like to be your point of contact so that we can aide in distributing donations from the community to our families. Donations will be disbursed from December 8th – 13th. If you would like to donate to families within our feeder zone who are in need, please consider bringing a gift card to the TWHS Senior Campus front reception secretaries, where they will have a large envelope to collect donations. If you have any questions, please contact Kimm Dwyer, Lead Counselor at kdwyer@conroeisd.net


Looking towards Registration 2023- 24:

Elective Fair Extravaganza: Please save the date for Tuesday, January 24 from 6 – 8pm. TWHS will be hosting our annual Elective Fair. Come and see all of the courses/classes and pathways in which your students can participate. Our clubs/organizations will also have a presence at this event. Finally, counselors will host presentations on various academic topics. We look forward to meeting your entire family at this event! More information will be coming as the event gets closer.


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.

MIDTERM EXAM SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, December 13 Red Day

1st Period Review 7:20-8:15 AM

2nd Period Exam 8:22-10:21 AM

3rd Period Review 10:28 AM-12:29 PM

A Lunch 10:28-10:53 AM

B Lunch 10:58-11:25 AM

C Lunch 11:30-11:57 AM

D Lunch 12:02-12:29 PM

4th Period Exam 12:36-2:35 PM


Wednesday, December 14 Green Day (Early Release)

5th Period Exam 7:20-9:17 AM

Class Change 9:17-9:24 AM

6th Period Exam 9:24-11:20 AM


Thursday, December 15 Red Day (Early Release)

1st Period Exam 7:20-9:17 AM

Class Change 9:17-9:24 AM

3rd Period Exam 9:24-11:20 AM


Friday, December 16 Green Day (Early Release)

7th Period Exam 7:20-9:17 AM

Class Change 9:17-9:24 AM

8th Period Exam 9:24-11:20 AM


FINAL EXAM EXEMPTION POLICY:

At the end of each eighteen-week grading period, students will take midterm and/or final exams. Students are only eligible for exemption from final exams, not midterm exams. Seniors are eligible for final exam exemptions in both the Fall and Spring semesters. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are only eligible for final exam exemptions in the Spring semester. Absences include all days missed: Excused and Unexcused. Pre-approved absences, DOC’s, and hospital stays count against exemptions. School field trips, athletic events, UIL events, HCPs (health care provider - student

attended school part of the day), PREs (present), GLOs (grade level office), ECLs (election clerk), CTZs (citizenship), NATs (naturalization), CVs (up to two College Visits) and religious holidays are not considered absences. Any student that has served ISS, DAEP, or OSS while enrolled in a course in the spring semester is not eligible for an exam exemption for that particular course.


A student granted a final exam exemption must still attend that class during the final exam period.

Failure to attend and stay the entire period will result in a zero or an incomplete for that course.

To qualify for an exemption on Final Exams, the student must meet the following criteria:

18 Week Courses:

Average of 85 or better with only 2 absences

Average of 90 or better with only 3 absences


Year Long Courses:

Average of 85 or better with only 4 absences cumulative for the year


Average of 90 or better with only 5 absences cumulative for the year

ATHLETICS:

SWIM & DIVE: The Highlander Swim and Dive team dominated at TISCA on Nov 17th and 18th. Both the girls' and boys' teams were champions of the meet. There were many amazing dives and best times during the meet. The Hammer Down award winners were: Amber R, Brooke M, Evlin R., Mikaela K., Chloe C., Avery J., Emma Ga., Emma Gu., Paige G., Anna Riley B., Mary N., Zoe N., Rodrigo S., Jackson L., Tyler T., Wesley F., Caleb G., Roberto B., Ryan R., and CJ S. Way to go! The swim and dive team next compete at JV Districts at the CISD Natatorium on December 9 at 5 PM. Come out and support the JV team as they compete in their last meet of the season, it will surely be an energetic meet!


TWHS BOYS GOLF:

•TWHS Golf Varsity Boys competed in the Buster Bowers Memorial Invitational at Conroe Country Club and earned the 1st place team honor! Finn Burkholder placed 1st and Alex Papayoanou placed 2nd as individual medalists!

•TWHS Golf Boys Team competed in the Kingwood Fall Classic at Atascocita Golf Club.

•2 of our TWHS Golf Boys Varsity Teams dominated the Magnolia Fall Shootout, winning both the 1st place & 2nd place team honors. The 2-day, 36-hole tournament was played at Lake Windcrest and High Meadow Ranch Golf Clubs. Alex Samuelsson also placed 1st as an individual medalist, and Ryan Clarke placed 3rd.

•It was a great day for Highlander Golf at The Pearland Fall Invitational at Golfcrest CC, earning the 1st place Team honor. Landon Dell also took 1st Place individually, and Ryan Clarke took 3rd Place.

•3 TWHS Golf JV Boys teams competed in the Grand Oaks JV Fall Invitational at Cypresswood Golf Club where the A team earned 2nd place!

TWHS GIRLS GOLF:

•TWHS Girls Golf participated in the Kingwood Fall Classic at Atascocita Golf Club.

•TWHS Golf Girls Team earned 3rd place at the Glenloch Pines Varsity Tournament.

•2 TWHS Golf Girls Teams competed in the cold & windy Oak Ridge Fall Invitational at Augusta Pines, earning the 1st & 3rd place team honors! Belinda Yu placed 1st individually, Avery Sullivan tied for 2nd, and Bailey Maxwell placed 6th.

•TWHS Girls Golf earned the 1st and 2nd place team medals at The Woodlands North Course! Sofia Gaytan also placed 1st individually, Belinda Yu placed 2nd, and Brynn Clark placed 3rd.

Congratulations to all! Go Highlanders!

CLUB NEWS:

MEET IN THE MIDDLE: HOLIDAY PARTY - Come to MIM on Monday, December 12th from 2:45-3:30 for some holiday fun with friends. EVERYONE is welcome! We will have pizza, drinks, a hot chocolate "bar", and a fun gift exchange. Bring a wrapped gift ($10 limit) with your name on it! See you there!


SCUBA CLUB: Our next club meeting is Monday, December 5th, 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 David Lenderman with the Houston Underwater Photography Society. This will also be our annual Christmas Party with snacks and games. You don’t want to miss it! Join our Band App group to keep up with the latest club happenings--search "Scuba Club At TWHS."

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


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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.


Stomachaches


This is one of the most common complaints that we see in the clinic, along with headaches. They can be caused by digestive issues, such as gas pain, constipation, diarrhea, food allergies or intolerances; inflammation causing an infection, such as viral gastroenteritis (stomach virus); stress, or even hunger.


Treatment of stomach pain depends on the cause of the pain. It is important to figure out why it is hurting, especially if it doesn’t go away on its own. If the pain is caused by digestive issues, a person can try to eat slowly, not overeat, avoid eating foods that seem to trigger symptoms like gas, bloating, or diarrhea, and make sure they are getting enough fluids and fiber in their diet. If a stomach virus is the culprit, the digestive system needs to be given a rest from anything beyond clear liquids and simple carbohydrates (remember the BRAT diet?). If stress or anxiety seems to be causing the pain, a counselor or therapist can offer help with ways to reduce those triggers. Stomach pain that is not from a muscle injury should never be treated with ibuprofen; it can cause more harm than good.


When should you see a doctor? You should schedule an appointment for persistent fever, persistent nausea or vomiting, blood in your stools, urine, or vomit; abdominal swelling and tenderness to the touch, or pain that worsens over time.

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SCHOOL NEWS:

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.


TWHS 9th GRADE CAMPUS INFORMATION

Lost & Found: Our lost and found table in the cafeteria has accumulated many items. Please remind your student if they are missing a jacket, sweatshirt, lunch kit, water bottle, pencil bag, etc to check our table in the cafeteria.


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


BAND HOLIDAY MARKET: The Woodlands HS Band Holiday Market will be held on Dec 3rd at the 9th-grade campus. Come explore this free family-friendly shopping event featuring local artists, makers, and small businesses displaying art, jewelry, women's and children's boutiques, accessories, home and holiday decor, gourmet food, food trucks, and much more!


JROTC: During Thanksgiving day 40 of our cadets gave thanks to our community by helping direct traffic during the Run Thru The Woods community-wide event. Great work!

Over 170 cadets and guests are attending our annual Military Ball this Saturday. This is one of our biggest events of the year, where our cadets dress formally, have a nice dinner with the Corps, and dance the night away!

We just finished our last Marksmanship Postal Competition yesterday! Our Junior Varsity and Varsity teams focused and shot well in the Nationals qualifying postal and Aces postal. The results of these competitions will be posted after Christmas break!

Yesterday was our second Airman of the Quarter board, where our flight commanders pick their two best cadets in each flight and those cadets then get interviewed by senior officers. The cadets are judged accordingly by answering knowledge-based and open-ended questions. This quarter’s winners are Alexa Kemano for freshmen and Aubrey Harris for upperclassmen—congratulations!

We also held our Noncommisioned Officer of the Quarter board. NCO candidates were recommended by a senior officer and their records evaluated. This quarter’s winner is Eli Herman—well done!

For more details on our events, please consult our Parent Newsletter at https://www.smore.com/3fsqx. If you are not receiving emails when we update the Parent Newsletter, please let LtCol McMartin know at cmcmartin@conroeisd.net.


JROTC SPIRIT NIGHT—ALL ARE WELCOME! Go Christmas shopping at Kendra Scott Saturday December 10th, 4-6pm at the Market Street location and mention code GIVEBACK-DFTEK at checkout (or order online using that code all day December 10th and 11th) and 20% of your purchase value will go to the JROTC Booster Club! After making your purchases at Kendra Scott, head over to Chipotle at their Six Pines location (not far from Kendra Scott) 4-8pm on the 10th and show the flyer from our newsletter (https://www.smore.com/3fsqx) or order online for pickup using code CHTV3HN, and our Booster Club will get a whopping 33% of your purchase value! Thank you for your support!



The Woodlands High School Calendar

December 5 – December 17, 2022


Monday, December 5, 2022

Scuba Club Meeting 3:00 LGI 1

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Spanish Room 226

Wrestling Parent Meeting LGI 1


Tuesday, December 6, 2022

NSSHS Meeting 2:45 LGI 1

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302

Boys Basketball vs New Caney 5:30/7:00 TWHS

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


Wednesday, December 7, 2022

UNICEF Club Meeting 6:45 am LGI 1

FBLA Meeting 2:35 Room 245

Evening Tutorials 5:30 English Room 219 & Spanish Room 226

Choir Concert @ 7:00 Christ Church United Methodist


Thursday, December 8, 2022

FCA Meeting 6:55 am LGI 1

Sub Varsity Boys Basketball Tournament @ College Park

NEHS Meeting 2:35 LGI 1

Wrestling Meet @ Conroe High School

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302


Friday, December 9, 2022

Sub Varsity Boys Basketball Tournament @ College Park

Varsity Boys Basketball Tournament @ San Antonio

Lady Highlander Basketball vs Conroe 5:30/7:00 TWHS

Script Club Winter Showcase @ TWHS


Saturday, December 10, 2022

ACT Test @ 8:00 am TWHS

Sub Varsity Basketball @ College Park

Varsity Basketball @ San Antonio

Wrestling Meet @ Conroe High School

Car Club Show @ TWHS Front West Parking Lot

Boys Soccer @ Kingwood 10:00 Kingwood High School

JV Swim & Dive District Championship @ CISD Natatorium


Sunday, December 11, 2022


Monday, December 12, 2022

Interact Club 2:45 LGI 1

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Spanish Room 226

Student Council Meeting 6:00 Cafeteria


Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Midterm Exams 2nd Period & 4th Period

Astronomy Club Meeting 2:35 LGI 1

Boys Basketball vs Grand Oaks 5:30/7:00 TWHS

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

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302


Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Early Release 11:20

Midterm Exams 5th Period & 6th Period

UNICEF Club Meeting 6:45 am LGI 1

FBLA Meeting 2:45 Room 245

Model UN Meeting 2:45 LGI 1


Thursday, December 15, 2022

Early Release 11:20

Midterm Exams 1st Period & 3rd Period

FCA Meeting 6:55am LGI 2

DECA Meeting 2:35 LGI 2


Friday, December 16, 2022

Early Release 11:20

Midterm Exams 7th Period & 8th Period

Lady Highlander Basketball vs Cleveland 5:30/7:00 TWHS

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

Boys Soccer @ Legacy Stadium


Saturday, December 17, 2022

Wrestling Meet @ Bryan 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.