The Woodlands High School
Highlander Happenings September 26 – October 8, 2022
If you are a student at TWHS Main campus or freshman campus and are taking an AP class this school year (either full year or a semester class) please make sure you have done the following by 10/31/22:
- First--enroll in your AP course online at myap.collegeboard.org—see below
- Second--You can now pay for all exams. AP Exam Payments will be completed online ONLY using School Cash at https://twhs.conroeisd.net/school/our-campus/school-webstore/
- Third-- if you are NOT taking the AP exam, please contact Mrs. Spears by 10/31/22.
At this time, ALL AP Students need to make sure they have signed into their myap.collegeboard.org account and have already enrolled in their AP class sections or exam only sections. This is the student’s responsibility to complete all enrollment into courses. The teachers will provide 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. If new to TWHS, please make sure you have updated your school code under your profile to 441471 The Woodlands HS. It’s also very important to make sure you have listed your TWHS school ID under Student ID (also under profile). The final deadline to pay and order AP exams for yearlong and fall only classes is 10/31/22. Be sure to see the newsletter for all AP information.
If any questions, please email Mrs. Spears at email@example.com
TWHS EVENING HOMEWORK HELP MONDAY - THURSDAY 5:30-7:30 PM SENIOR CAMPUS
These sessions do not include one-on-one teaching or individualized reviews.
Students should bring their worksheets/packets. The helping teachers do not have copies of your assignments.
Parents, thank you so much for coming to the counselors fall event last week! We had so much fun getting to know you and answering your questions. For those of you who were not able to attend, you can find the link to our “work in progress” landing page below. Currently we have our PowerPoints and videos posted from that evening including: Grades 9 – 11, NCAA Information and College Information for Parents. We are working on our FAQ’s and we plan to have this added shortly. Please check this page frequently for updates. https://twhs.conroeisd.net/counseling/counseling/catch-it-all-in-the-fall-an-evening-with-twhs-counselors/
PSAT testing information for all 10th and 11th graders on the Senior Campus: this year the PSAT is scheduled for October 12th. There is no need to register your 10th or 11th grade student for the PSAT. If your 10th or 11th grader is in school and on time on this testing day, they will take the test. Please encourage your student to do their very best as these scores can be used as qualifying scores for dual credit classes. PSAT Prep Guides have been delivered to all 10th and 11th grade English teachers. An electronic version can be found here: PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide - College Board & National Merit
PSAT for current 9th graders, Wednesday, October 12, 2022: 9th grade students who wish to take the PSAT on 10/12 will need to register and pay for a test. The item is available until September 28, 2022, or until all the tests have been purchased via School Cash Online, cost is $19. The link to purchase is here. There is a limited number of tests available. Please note that we only recommend that students in Geometry/Algebra 2 test as 9th graders.
Upcoming College Information and Other Events:
On Thursday, September 29th at 6:30pm we welcome all of parents to our FAFSA information night The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opens on October 1st. Parents of seniors are especially encouraged to attend. This presentation will be held in the TWHS Senior Campus Auditorium. The flyer has all the details. Looking forward to seeing your family!
Tuesday October 11th 6:30pm – 8:30pm District Wide College Fair will be held at the Lone Star Convention Center in Conroe. We are expecting over 180 colleges and universities to be in attendance. We will also offer sessions on Financial Aid and College Application tips. Sessions will be offered in English and Spanish. This is always a fun and informative event as you and your student can meet with representatives from all over Texas, the United States and beyond! District Wide College Fair has all the details.
Special District Presentation: Hidden in Plain Sight Please join Conroe ISD Guidance and Counseling for this interactive training. Parents will gain insight into the products that kids can buy at hide drugs, alcohol and other drug paraphernalia. A mock teenage bedroom will be used to display some everyday items that could be an indicator of drug use or other risky behaviors. By the end of this presentation, individuals who attend will leave with an understanding of what may be Hidden in Plain Sight. This presentation will be held on Tuesday, September 27 6:30 – 8pm at the Jett Center @ Woodforest Bank Stadium 19043 David Memorial Drive, Shenandoah, TX. 77385. We look forward to seeing you there!
College and Career News:
On September 29th, we will be having a Financial Aid Presentation in the TWHS Auditorium at 6:30pm. We are very excited to have an Admissions Director from Trinity University to give you all some very useful information to help with future planning. We will go over the FAFSA, merit-based scholarships vs need based scholarships and so much more. This will be mostly geared towards senior families, but all are welcome to attend. Check out the flyer and put this date on your calendar!
We will be offering the ASVAB on Wednesday, October 19th in the College and Career Center. Juniors and Seniors can sign up at this link if they are interested. Sign ups will be open until September 30th.
Upcoming College Visits, please have your student sign up in Naviance:
9/26 Temple University-Japan, American University, Colorado State University-Fort Collins
9/27 Rutgers University, William and Mary, Ringling College of Art and Design, Transylvania University
9/28 Purdue University, Drake University, Babson College, Northwestern University
9/29 Stevens Institute of Technology, University of Kentucky, Southern Methodist University
9/30 St. Olaf College, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Dartmouth College
10/3 Stony Brook University, University of Utah, Louisiana State University
10/4 University of Iowa, Drexel University, Grinnell College
10/5 George Washington University, University of Southern California, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Indiana University-Bloomington, University of Notre Dame
10/6 The American University in Paris, Belmont University, High Point University, University of Florida
CROSS COUNTRY: The Highlanders are at it again! Kudos to both the boys and girls for placing 1st overall at the College Park Invitational on September 9th, beating out several other local teams including Klein Oak, Conroe and College Park.
On September 15th, the majority of our runners attended the Willis Wildkat Invitational at Misty Meadows. Outstanding performances by the Freshmen earned them a perfect score of 15 points with 5 runners crossing the finish line in the first 5 places!
The rest of the team flew out to the west coast. Coach Green and Coach Watts took their Varsity teams (7 guys and 7 girls) to Irvine, California to compete in the 41st Annual Woodbridge Cross Country Classic on September 16th. This is one of the largest meets in the country with many of the top teams in the nation in attendance. Over the course of 2 days, there were 52 races and over 14,000 racers! You better believe your Highlanders brought thier game and represented their hometown with pride! Led by Coach Lauren Watts, the ladies placed 7th in their race, tied with Great Oak - one of the toughest to beat teams in the nation! Our boys went out and exceeded the expectations of Coach Green with thier sheer will and determination. They finished strong in 9th placed, tied with San Clemente. This was their first 3 mile race of the season, and all 14 racers went home with a personal best and memories made playing beach volleyball and body surfing in the Pacific to celebrate their success!
Garmin Milesplit Cross Country Invitational
Nike South Invitational
Bear Branch Sports Fields, The Woodlands
The local meet on 10/1 is a big one hosted by TWHS and sponsored by Nike! Come out and watch your guys and gals race!
For results, videos and athlete interviews, visit
CLUB SPORTS: Parents, do you have an athlete in Club sports such as Lacrosse, Hockey, or Rugby this school year? If your athlete is in need of PE credit, please have them sign up in the Grade Level Office for our Club Sports Meeting. We will meet in the LGI on September 7th, during advisory. The application process and requirements to obtain PE credit will be discussed with your athlete. Applications are due on October 3rd. Late entry or late applications will not be granted PE credit.
GOLF: The Woodlands Boys & Girls Golf Teams have had a great start to tournament season!
TWHS Girls Golf won the Heart of Texas Championship in Fort Worth. Veronika Exposito defended last year’s individual title with a solid 3rd place finish.
TWHS Boys Golf earned a 2nd place team finish at the Grand Oaks Grizzly Varsity Classic.
Jake Lile finished 3rd as an individual medalist.
Congratulations to both teams!
BOYS BASKETBALL: Boys Basketball will be having our last Open Gym of the Fall Monday, Sept. 26th at the main campus 4-6pm. Tryouts for Boys Basketball will be Saturday October 29th from 8-10am also at the main campus. Students will sign up in advance to tryout and must have a current physical. Sign up information will come at a later date.
2021-2022 TEA CAMPUS ACCOUNTABILITY REPORTS
The accountability reports can be accessed using the following steps:
From our school’s website:
· Go to "Our School/Campus"
· Click “Campus Profile"
· Scroll to “Accountability Reports”
· Click “2021-2022"
· Select "2022 Accountability Summary"
FBLA: Wednesday, September 28, 2022, we will have our Competitive Events Workshop at 3:00 pm in Room 245 at the Senior Campus. Be sure to pay your dues, fill out membership form, and bring your dues receipt to Mrs. Filer. If you want to compete this year, you must be at this meeting. Remember all information can be found on the Canvas Course. Contact Mrs. Filer firstname.lastname@example.org if you need access to the Canvas Course.
MEET IN THE MIDDLE: Meet in the Middle Club had an amazing kickoff meeting earlier this month with pizza and games, and lots of friendships were made! It is never too late to join Meet in the Middle! Everyone is always welcome!
On Monday, September 26, we will have our second meeting. We meet in room 107 from 2:45 to 3:30pm. Our focus will be preparing a float for the Homecoming Parade. Join us for an arts and crafts kind of meeting. And as always, we will have LOTS OF SNACKS! Dues and tshirt payments are available on schoolcashonline now as well. Our mission: Connect students with disabilities with their typically developing peers for fun, friendship and fitness in inclusive environments.
SCUBA CLUB: Thank you Izzy Tyson from The Woodlands Dive Center for speaking about dive training opportunities at this month’s meeting.
We plan to visit Mammoth Lake again on Columbus Day (October 10th) to explore the underwater sights we didn’t see the last time. If you’re interested in attending, let us know!
The next club meeting is Monday, October 3rd, 3-4pm in the senior campus LGI1 (freshmen can take the activities shuttle bus). You do not have to be scuba certified to attend, and snacks will be provided. Our speaker will be Club Vice President Abriel Carnes who will talk about her experiences in Sea Scouts. Join our Band App group to keep up with the latest club happenings--search "Scuba Club At TWHS."
TWHS STUDENT COUNCIL: Student Council is off to a busy start. Class of 2023 celebrated the beginning of their last year with car painting and "wear a backpack from your first day of school" week. Student Council put on our First Senior Field Day. The weather was crazy but the event turned out AMAZING!! Sack races, 3 legged races, egg toss, spike ball, corn hole, and bounce house obstacle courses. Fun was had by all! Stu Co has organized three pep rallies so far - Back from the Beach, Minions Rise of the Woodlands, and Highlanders Got Talent - Class Color Wars! Looking forward to the Pink Out Pep Rally on October 14 and our Homecoming Western Pep Rally on October 21. Our philanthropy officers set up a box in the cafeteria where members of Stu Co donated school supplies and students could take them if they needed them. It is working out very well. Also our DASH officers set up a positivity box with words of encouragement and students can take those if needed. Thank you letters to first responders 9/11 and Positivity bracelets for Suicide Prevention and Awareness month are a couple other activities we have done. We have had three meetings so far and they have been very well attended. It is never too late to join. Our next meeting is Monday September 26 - 6:00 pm in the Senior Campus cafeteria. If you have any questions about Student Council please reach out to Kristen Gartner on the SR campus or Jill Hart on the FR campus.
INTERACT: The Interact at TWHS general meeting will be held on September 26th at 2:45 in LGI 1 and at 7:00 AM at the Freshman Campus LGI on the same date.
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
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,...
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.
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
We still have some students with incomplete vaccine records. If you have received a letter or email from the clinic that your student has overdue vaccines or an expired Conscientious Objector exemption, please take care of it as soon as possible so they may remain enrolled. All students must be up to date as of October 28th.
ATTENTION PARENTS OF SENIORS: You may not be aware that colleges and universities require a second dose of the MCV4 (meningitis) vaccine, received on or after a child’s 16th birthday. There is also an optional Meningitis B vaccine that is available to protect children against additional strains of the meningococcal bacteria. Please discuss that with their pediatrician. If you need a copy of your child’s vaccine record, you can request it by emailing Mrs. Ansley with your child’s name; email@example.com.
If you indicated on the annual online enrollment that your student has a chronic condition that may require medication during the school day, there are action plans that need to be signed by a doctor every school year and turned in to the clinic before your student may begin carrying his or her medication; inhalers, Epi-pens, and diabetic supplies are the ONLY medications that students may carry.
Parents or guardians are also welcome to check in OTC medications to be kept in the clinic and administered by the clinic staff. We ask that medication be unexpired, in its original container, and no more than a 30-day supply (No Costco-sized containers). We are also only allowed to give the medication according to the directions on the container, unless it is accompanied by a doctor’s note.
If your student tests positive for COVID, we ask that you report the positive case in your student’s SSO by going to the COVID app and following the prompts there. You will receive information about isolation, attendance, a return to school date, as well as an email confirmation. Students do need to contact their teachers to come up with a plan to get their missing assignments while they are out. For the most up to date information on the district’s COVID protocol, we ask that you refer to the Roadmap to Remaining Open on the Conroe ISD website, www.conroeisd.net/roadmap-to-reopening.
ORCHESTRA NEWS: Don't miss our Season Opening Concert entitled Possibilities on Friday September 30th at 7 PM in the auditorium. Doors will be open from 6:30 to 7:15 PM
YEARBOOK: YEARBOOK UNDERCLASS PICTURE RETAKES will be Oct. 4 on the main campus and Oct. 5 on the ninth grade campus.
LIBRARY 9TH & SENIOR CAMPUS: 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.
THE WOODLANDS HIGH SCHOOL ART TRUST
Submissions for 2022 are now OPEN! Please pass this on to Texas Artists!
Have you ever noticed the 56 works of art by established Texas artists that are permanently displayed in the hallways at school? This is The Woodlands High School Art Trust Collection and we are celebrating our 12th year! This collection of art works has been selected and purchased by our students over the past 11 years. Each year we add new works to the collection and our next selection process has begun. Submissions will be accepted until October 10th for consideration into our collection for 2022. We invite established Texas artists who have had work accepted into a juried show and are at least 22 years old to submit works to be considered for acquisition in 2021. If you know an established Texas Artist that might be interested, please pass this information on! Click HERE to learn more.
In mid-October, our student committee will narrow down the works submitted to 12-15 artworks that will be voted on by the entire student body in mid-November. Posters of the artworks will be on view at school in November and the original pieces will be displayed in the cafeteria just prior to voting. The students will purchase as many as possible of the pieces that receive the most votes on November 17.
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. Pre-COVID we offered FREE tours of our collection to schools and other groups by appointment and we hope to resume these tours as soon as we are able.
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.
NATIONAL ENGLISH HONOR SOCIETY: National English Honor Society has a general meeting on September 27th at 3 pm in the auditorium. If you are a member, either newly inducted or returning, you are invited to come find out about October's events and participate in a craft activity, which helps you gain points toward lettering or cording in NEHS this year!
TWHS CHOIR: Check out the September issue of the TWHS Choir Notes Newsletter!
TWHS THEATER: The Woodlands High School Theater Department is thrilled to present A Midsummer Night's Dream, a Shakespearean comedy with a new age twist. Join us for this exhilarating performance on September 22nd and 23rd at 7pm, and the 24th at 2pm and 7pm! For more information about TWHS A Midsummer Night's Dream, visit www.twhstheater.com Also, visit our socials for updates about our department and exclusive backstage sneak peeks. @twhstheater
JROTC: Congratulations to our cadets who placed at the Tom Bass Score-O Orienteering Meet on September 10th! The event hosted 275 competitors. Senior Jonathan Yost placed 1st in the 16-17 year old category (and 1st out of every competitor present!) and senior Dimitri Diniaco placed 2nd in the 18 and up category!
JROTC portraits are September 27th (A/B/C Flights), 28th (F/G Flights, Management, and Staff), and 29th (D/E Flights) during class. Cadets will wear service dress.
Upcoming Community Service events: TWHS Swim Meet September 27th; Nike South Cross-Country Meet September 30th and October 1st; and Lone Star Preview Band Competition October 8th. Ask your Flight Commanders for details.
We had an outstanding turnout at our El Chaparro Spirit Night earlier this week. Thank you to all the parents and cadets who supported our Corps and our Booster Club by attending!
For details on our events, please consult our Parent Newsletter which is emailed weekly. If you are not receiving those emails, please let Lt Col McMartin know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Woodlands High School Calendar
September 26 – October 8, 2022
Monday, September 26, 2022
Interact Meeting 2:45 LGI 1
Evening Tutorials 5:30 Spanish Room 226
Water Polo vs Grand Oaks 6:00/7:00 CISD Natatorium
Student Council Meeting 6:00 Cafeteria
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Astronomy Club Meeting 2:45 LGI 1
Tennis @ Willis 3:00 Willis High School
Volleyball @ Oak Ridge 4:30/5:30 Oak Ridge High School
Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
FBLA Meeting 2:45 Room 245
Model United Nations Meeting 3:00 LGI 1
Script Reading Club Meeting 3:00 Room 137
Evening Tutorials 5:30 English Room 219 & Spanish Room 226
Thursday, September 29, 2022
FCA Meeting 6:55am LGI 1
DECA Meeting 2:35 LGI 2
JV Tennis vs Willis 3:00 TWHS
Freshman Football @ Grand Oaks 4:30/6:30 Grand Oaks High School
JV Football vs Grand Oaks 4:30/6:30 TWHS
Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302
Financial Aide Meeting 6:30 Auditorium
Friday, September 30, 2022
Tennis vs Clements 3:00 TWHS
Volleyball vs New Caney 4:30/5:30 TWHS
Orchestra Concert 7:00 Auditorium
Varsity Football @ Grand Oaks 7:00 Woodforest Bank Stadium
Saturday, October 1, 2022
SAT Testing 8:00 am TWHS
Fall Cheer Clinic @ TWHS
Cross Country Nike South @ Bear Branch Sports Fields
Sunday, October 2, 2022
Monday, October 3, 2022
Scuba Club Meeting 3:00 LGI 1
Water Polo vs Oak Ridge 4:00/5:00 CISD Natatorium
Evening Tutorials 5:30 Spanish Room 226
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Senior Campus 10th & 11th Picture Retakes
Mu Alpha Theta Meeting 2:45 College & Career
NSSHS Meeting 2:45 LGI 1
Volleyball @ Conroe 4:30/5:30 Conroe High School
Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302
Choir Concert @ Woodlands United Methodist Church
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
9th Grade Campus Picture Retakes
FBLA Meeting 3:00 Room 245
Model UN Meeting 2:45 LGI 1
Script Reading Club 3:00 Room 137
Evening Tutorials 5:30 English Room 219 & Spanish Room 226
Freshman Football Green @ Cleveland 6:30 Cleveland High Scholl
JV Football Green @ Cleveland 6:30 Cleveland High School
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Science NHS 6:30 am LGI 1
FCA Meeting 6:55am LGI 2
Eco Club Meeting 2:35 LGI 2
Swim & Dive vs Stratford/Bridgeland 4:00/5:00 CISD Natatorium
Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302
Varsity Football vs Cleveland 7:00 Woodforest Bank Stadium
Improv Show 7:00 TWHS Auditorium
Friday, October 7, 2022
Tennis vs Seven Lakes 3:00 TWHS
Volleyball vs Grand Oaks 4:30/5:30 TWHS
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Band Lone Star Contest @ Woodforest Bank Stadium
Region Choir Auditions @ Tomball Memorial
Region Mariachi Auditions
The Woodlands High School
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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.