Collins Cadence

2019-2020 School Year 4-19-2020 Update #7

Collins Cobras

Shelli LeBlanc, Principal

Chris Barnhart, Assistant Principal

Krystal McCure, Counselor

From The Principal

I am so thankful for and proud of my Collins Cobras students, parents, and staff!

Now that we know we won't return this school year we will continue to work hard and keep learning. In the coming days and weeks we will determine how we wrap up some of our "end of the year" traditions. But until then keep finding the positive in each day. Keep being kind and loving to the family around you. And... WASH YOUR HANDS!!!

Big Hugs,

Shelli LeBlanc

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From the Superintendent

Conroe ISD Update #5 - April 13, 2020
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Hard Copy of 5th and 6th Grade Student Work Packets

April 20th - April 24th packets available outside the front doors of Collins in the filing cabinet.

Work can still be found for the week of April 13th - April 17th towards the back of the filing cabinet drawer.

Please leave completed work in the locked drop off box attached to the top of the filing cabinet.

5th Grade

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6th Grade

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Fine Arts / PE

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PTO Updates

Collins PTO needs your help. If you are interested in serving the students and learning community of Collins by serving on the PTO Board – please email:

The April PTO meeting has been scheduled for Monday, April 27, 2020 at 1:00 PM If you are interested in joining our Zoom meeting please email Wendy Brueckner at

Collins PTO Zoom Meeting

Monday, April 27th, 1-2:30pm

This is an online event.

Please email for link to Zoom meeting.

Mrs. McCure Update

Greetings Collins’ Students and Parents!

I hope all of you are doing well this week. Remember that you can reach out to me at any time by either filling out the Google Form or emailing me at If you didn’t have a chance to check out Conroe ISD Social Emotional Learning (SEL) components within the Parent’s Resource page, go to . When you click on your student’s grade level, you will see a SEL piece.

This upcoming week’s theme is resilience. Wow! This is right on track with what we would have been doing in guidance lessons! Do you know what it means? It means the ability to recover quickly from a difficulty; to spring back into shape. Some of us naturally have strong resilience, but for others we have to work on it on a daily basis.

I know you have read me state this repeatedly, but going outside and soaking up the sunshine helps with resilience. Changing scenery changes your thought process. I have found that I am working better when I change locations in my house where I work depending on what I am working on at the moment. I actually become more productive. I can be found in the house either sitting on my bed checking emails or writing the newsletter blog, at the kitchen table working on paperwork, at the dining room for formal meetings, and for serious projects I wait until I can use the office (my husband has always worked from home so he is learning to share with the family). Who knew that each location was better for each part of my job! This has actually helped me with my resilience. Plus, I am still taking my daily walks. We had such beautiful weather that it really was uplifting. Oh, and my daughters and I found one of the lovely rocks on our walks. We also discovered that Peaches LOVES it when we open our windows. She had a different location at different times of the day as well. She was practicing her resilience.

So,. tomorrow, when you wake up and “go to school”, think of Mrs. Leblanc, Mr. Barnhardt, Collins’ students, and myself asking the question “ Collins, How did you come to school today?” Yell out your answer loud and strong, “Ready to LEARN”. If you all say it loud enough,we can hear you! Miss you and take care!

Collins - make it a great day! - Mrs. McCure

There will be no Progress Reports this Grading Period.

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Updates from the Tech Coach - Mrs. Lahey

Just a gentle reminder that students should follow these 3 steps when students are going to do their online school work, before doing anything else.

  1. Log in to SSO
  2. Click on the Google Drive button, and wait until you can see your files.
  3. Go back to your SSO page and click on the Canvas button.

Other things that could be included:

Things to Do:

Listen to a podcast!

BrainsOn (stories) and Smash Boom Best (debates): episodes include Why do we like getting scared? and debates include Aliens vs. Robots

Tumble- a discovery podcast for students, episodes include The Physics of Basketball, Decoding Dog DNA, The Science of Snot

Story Pirates- stories written by kids, performed by the Story Pirates.

Take a Virtual Tour!

Guided 360° Tours of some of our National Parks, from Google Arts and Culture:


Nathan Hale's Cooped Up Comics Camp- a fun series of videos helping viewers make comics!:

Mo Willems Lunch Doodles:

WendyMac #DrawTogether- she's been putting her live classes online for the last 4 weeks:


The campus, with guidance from the district, will be working on a process to return Collins library books the children have at home or that were left at school. More information to come!
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A Message From Mr. Daw, Knox Principal

Future Knox Knight Parents,

I hope you are having a good day. This email is specifically for parents/guardians of students interested in trying out for either Color Guard or Gingham Girls during the 2020-2021 school year. With all the pandemic uncertainty, there is no way to know at this time when either tryout process will occur. These are very important programs to our students and the plan is to have tryouts for both organizations at the appropriate time, whenever that is.

With the current situation not allowing clinics/tryouts to occur, we need a list of students who are interested in potentially being in Color Guard or Gingham Girls.

If you would like your child to be considered for Color Guard or Gingham Girls in 2020-2021, here are steps and information to know:

  • Email your child's counselor on or preferably before Sunday, April 19th

    The Counseling email addresses and assignments for 2020-2021are as follows:

    A-F Mrs. Hollis
    G-N Mrs. Spencer
    O-Z Mrs. Wheeler

  • Clearly articulate via email to your child's counselor whether they are interested in trying out for Color Guard, Gingham Girls, or both.

  • An information session for parents/guardians/students interested in either organization will occur at an appropriate time.

  • We will work to formulate each child's schedule to minimize any changes regardless of when tryouts occur.

  • To be clear, emailing your child's counselor does not indicate your child is in either of these organizations... it simply alerts us that your child is interested in trying out, therefore allowing us to increase the chances they would not have any major changes to their schedules in the fall.

Take care and stay safe,

Joe Daw

A Message From the Knox Counselors

We want all of our families to know that even though we are having to run things a little differently, we are available to our students and families during this difficult time. Please know that we are working on a daily basis and do respond to our families within a 24 hour period.

It is that time of year where we need you to verify your child's Junior high course requests. A Course Request option is now available in Parent/Student Access under Student Plans. This is where you will find any and all changes that have been made/requested since we met with your student.

Course requests for 2020-2021 will only be found under the Course Request Tab under Student Plans.

Math Enrichment and Reading Enrichment are support courses utilized to assist students who have been identified as needing additional support in Math and/or Reading. If your student has been identified as needing these courses, these year-long courses will take the place of two semester electives.

Students have until May 1st to request any changes. Please send us all course change requests by email. If you make a course request change, please know the system updates every evening so you may not see changes in the system for 24 hours.

Again, we are here for you and happy to answer any questions that you might have.

A-F Mrs. Hollis

G-N Mrs. Spencer

O-Z Mrs. Wheeler

Are You Following Us?

If you have a Facebook or Twitter account you can follow Collins and see some of the great things our students and teachers are doing. You can also find quick and helpful reminders.

Prior 2019-2020 School Newsletters

March 29, 2020 Update #4

Free Internet Options, Other Tech Help Docuements

March 19, 2020 Update #2

Includes Links to Counselor Help, Tech Help, Student Need Survey

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The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer 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 Act 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, TX 77304; (936) 709-7752.