The Woodlands High School

Highlander Happenings September 30– October 12, 2019

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PSAT: Attention all Sophomores and Juniors:

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, TWHS will administer the PSAT on our campus. This test takes approximately three hours and contains a reading, writing, math with a calculator and math without a calculator section. You should bring two number two pencils, an approved calculator, and an email address you wish Collegeboard to use to correspond with you.

During homeroom on September 26th you received a study guide to help you prepare for this exam. Please review pages 6-12 of the study guide for all rules and regulations regarding the test. Page 28 contains the list of approved calculators. If you were absent on September 26, you can pick up a study guide in the grade level office.

The PSAT helps students prepare for college entrance exams and is a good measure of student strengths and weaknesses. For questions regarding the PSAT, go to Good luck on your exam.


Students that will be taking Advanced Placement Exams in May, 2020, must complete the new registration process implemented by College Board.

The exam ordering process is TWO parts. Both have to be completed by the November 3, 2019, deadline to guarantee an exam on test day and avoid late fees, unless specifically described below. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure that both required steps listed are completed.

Step 1. Register for the exam on the website using the Join Code provided by your instructor.

*Do NOT create duplicate accounts with College Board

If you do not know your login information begin by using the ‘Forgot Username’ option on the website – follow the prompts

If you cannot confirm that you have or don’t have an existing account after completing that process, call College Board at 888.225.5427 and they can determine if you have an existing account and they will provide the username. You will then need to go and complete the ‘Forgot Password’ process if you still do not remember your password.

If you are planning on taking an AP Exam but will not be in the course at TWHS during the 2019-2020 school year, you must see Mrs. Shepard in the Grade Level Office to receive the EXAM ONLY Join Code. Students in Exam Only sections will not have access to the online prep materials provided by College Board. The deadline for Exam Only sections is November 3, 2019.

If you are not in the class in the Fall Semester but will be in the class in the Spring Semester, you will register on the website by the February 23, 2020, deadline.

Step 2. Pay for the exam(s) through the TWHS School Cash Online Webstore.

Exams are $100/exam ($55/exam for students in the Federal Free/Reduced Lunch Program -

After the November 3, deadline there is a $40/exam late fee for students enrolled in the class in the fall semester, Exam Only sections, and/or Homeschool students.

It is the student’s responsibility to check their account to make sure that the appropriate exams are ordered and keep a copy of the receipt from the School Cash Online Web Store purchase. A confirmation letter will be sent out after the November 3, deadline for students to check their registration for accuracy.

If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Shepard in the Grade Level Office on the Senior Campus (936-709-1219) or your teacher for assistance.


BOYS BASKETBALL: Boys Basketball will have open gym on Monday at the main campus from 5:30-6:30 followed by Meet the Coaches at 6:30pm also in the main gym. Open gym will also be Wednesday at the main campus from 5:30-7pm.

TENNIS: The Highlander tennis team defeated Klein 13-1 and Conroe 19-0 to run their District win streak to 40 straight. TWHS is now 6-0 in District 15-6A and 11-2 on the season. The 4th ranked Highlanders will finish District play with Klein Collins next Tues Oct 1 and Klein Forest on Oct 7(Monday).

The JV remained undefeated, as well, and will host Klein Collins Oct 2(JV-Green) and Madisonville Oct 3 (JV-White).

VOLLEYBALL: The Woodlands Volleyball team is travelling to Klein Forest on Friday, Sep 27th to continue amassing 'W's! Tuesday, October 1st is a big night for the program when we face Oak Ridge at home. Come out and wear PINK to support The Side Out Foundation promoting breast cancer awareness and research. We will have an incredible bake sale and be welcoming the McCullough Jr High Volleyball Team as well. Bring dollars to buy goodies and coins to donate and throw into our pink boot! Get a 'kiss' for your coins! Please put OCTOBER 15th in your calendar now - we want a record crowd to cheer us on against our biggest district rival this year - Klein High. We will be having a 'free slice of pizza for students' promotion that we will be announcing at school. Show up, get loud, and enjoy the free slice:)

SWIM AND DIVE: The Highlander Swim and Dive team kicked off their season with the Red Green intersquad meet at the Conroe ISD Natatorium on September 24th. Records were shattered all evening starting with Cameron Cash and Lauren Burch breaking the boy’s and girl’s diving records respectively. At the other end of the pool deck, Lillie Nordmann broke the 50 fly record and came in first in every race for the girl’s team. For the boy’s team, Matthew Tannenberger now holds the 50 freestyle record, Jasper Van Lier broke the breaststroke record, and Tyler Hulet not only broke the backstroke record, but the butterfly as well! Great job. Tuesday was also Senior Night, where the team recognized all 28 seniors, many of whom plan to continue swimming after graduation. The swim and dive team next plans to take on Stratford at the CISD Natatorium on October 10th at 4pm. Be sure to come out and support your Highlanders this season on their journey to the state championship!


College Fair: Mark your calendars parents and students! C.I.S.D. College Fair is October 7th at Lone Star Convention Center from 6:30 - 8:30. There will be 150-200 colleges and universities as well as sessions on Financial Aid and Applying to College. Sessions will be offered in English and Spanish.


ANIMAL RESCUE CLUB: The Animal Rescue Club will meet after school on Tuesday, October 1, in room 214. Dues, which are $20.00, should be paid on the school web store before Tuesday. Use the following link:

Be sure to add your name and choose your t-shirt size!

CLUB SPORTS: If you are participating in a club sport such as Lacrosse, Rugby, or Hockey this year and would like to receive a .5 PE credit, please see Mrs. Clarke in the Grade Level Office. Applications for PE credit are due on October 1st!

TWHS BEACH VOLLEYBALL CLUB: The TWHS Beach Volleyball Club meets every Tuesday from 3:30- 4:30 at Revolution Volleyball Club. All are welcome from beginners to pros! Come by room 141 for information on how to join.

FBLA: FBLA has their New Member Induction and Officer Installation on the evening of September 25. Our New Officer are:

TWHS FBLA 2019-2020 Officers


Natalie Perez

Vice President

Maxi Cabrejos


Julia Long


Justin Wiley


Annaleise Parsons


Sarah Rodee


Helen Crawford

Our next event will be Wednesday, October 2, 2019, we will be going to the HEB Central Market for a Community Relations Event. We will meet in Room 252 at 3:00 pm to car pool to HEB. Students will need to be picked up at HEB Central Market. If students have not signed up for our REMIND for TWHS FBLA text @d6e7df to 81010.

BPA CLUB: BPA--Business Professionals of America meets on Tuesdays after school in Mrs. Meyer’s room (246) on the main campus until 3:30. A group of freshmen take the bus over to the main campus, New members are always welcome; so, if you are interested in learning more about an organization for those interested in exploring the business world of finance, accounting, info management, graphic design, web design, etc.; come by and check us out on Tuesday, October 1. Check out the national BPA website at

Our mission at Business Professionals of America is to develop and empower student leaders to discover their passion and change the world by creating unmatched opportunities in learning, professional growth and service.

As a co-curricular organization, Business Professionals of America has the ability to enhance student participation in professional, civic, service and social endeavors. Business Professionals of America members participate in these activities to accomplish their goals of self-improvement, leadership development, professionalism, community service, career development, public relations, student cooperation, safety and health.

Some of BPA’s other major programs include the National Leadership Academy, National Officer elections and scholarships. The Torch Awards Program and BPA Cares Program recognize students and chapters, respectively, for their leadership and service to their chapter and community.

Our vision for Business Professionals of America is: To be an innovator in Career and Technical Education, providing our members with opportunities for growth through education, competition, community service and personal development.

With 45,000 members in over 1,800 chapters across 25 states and Puerto Rico, BPA is a co-curricular organization that supports business and information technology eductors by offering co-curricular exercises based on national standards.

Get involved & Compete! Check out a sampling some of the more than 90 events in which students compete

The Workplace Skills Assessment Program is an integral part of Business Professionals of America. The goal of the program is to provide all business students with the opportunity to demonstrate workplace skills learned through business education curricula. Students prepare for and compete in contests in over 90 categories, under five Assessment Areas including:

  • Finance

  • Business Administration

  • Management Information Systems

  • Digital Communication & Design

  • Management, Marketing & Communication.

    Through our WSAP program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate occupational competencies

  • Broaden knowledge, skills, and attitudes

  • Expand leadership and human relation skills

  • Demonstrate a competitive spirit

  • Receive recognition

    JUDGED EVENT (Just a sampling!)

    Financial Analyst Team

    Economic Research Individual

    Economic Research Team

    Administrative Support Research Project

    Management Information Systems

    Network Design Team

    Digital Communication & Design

    Graphic Design Promotion

    Digital Media Production

    Computer Modeling

    Video Production Team

    Website Design Team

    Computer Animation Team

    Broadcast News Production Team

    Management, Marketing & Communications

    Global Marketing Team


    Small Business Management Team

    Interview Skills

    Advanced Interview Skills

    Extemporaneous Speech

    Human Resource Management

    Prepared Speech

    Parliamentary Procedure Team

    Presentation Management Individual

    Presentation Management Team

MEET IN THE MIDDLE: Meet in the Middle Club will have its next meeting on Monday, October 28th (since Oct 14 is a holiday), from 2:45-3:30pm in room 107. We meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month unless there is a school holiday. The purpose of our club is to bring together students of differing intellectual abilities for fun and fellowship. We support our Special Olympics athletes by practicing bocce, track, and basketball. We hope to see you there; new members can join at any time! If you have questions, please stop by room 107 and talk to Mrs. Maberry before school, during lunch or advisory. You can also email

There are links on the webstore to pay club dues and buy a club t-shirt. Deadline October 14th:

Club Dues:


INTERACT: TWHS Interact has officially reached 300 members! We are very excited to be working with Love Fosters Hope at the end of September to raise awareness for children in foster care, and will be at the Woodlands Township National Night Out in October. Come see us at our events or stop by a meeting in the cafeteria at 7:00 pm on Oct. 7 to join!

SCUBA CLUB: Photos and video from our Labor Day Dive Meetup are on our website at Congratulations to our newly-elected officers for AY19-20: President—Emily Seelig; Vice President—Rorie Pyle; and Secretary—Rachel Williams. Our next club meeting will be Monday, October 7th, at 3pm in the Senior Campus LGI. We will discuss a potential Dive Meetup on Columbus Day and look into getting club T-shirts. Snacks will be provided.


Staff Appreciation News: Muchas Gracias to all the parents who donated to our Fiesta luncheon for the entire staff on September 25. We had a taco bar with rice, beans, chips and salsa from Berryhill. The staff truly appreciates all your donations and time. Next month we will host an Italian luncheon on October 30. To be added to the committee for future luncheons, please email Thanks from TWHS PTO Staff Appreciation Committee: Lisa Doornik, Anne Fry, & Toni Puccio-Johnson (main campus) and Tera Turnbull & Jill Gordley (9th grade campus).


CISD SCHOOL MESSENGER: Conroe ISD has changed mass communication systems. In order to receive SMS/text messages from Conroe ISD or your child’s campus about timely issues including rainy day dismissal or campus updates, text "Y" to 67587.

PARKING LOT SAFETY: 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. All information about parking can be found on the school website:

CISD NEWS: The November 5th CISD Bond Referendum includes a total of 5 new campuses throughout the Caney Creek, Conroe, and Grand Oaks Feeders. Classroom additions and capacity upgrades are also included in The Woodlands, TW College Park and Oak Ridge Feeders.

To learn more about the November 2019 Bond Election, please visit or visit our Facebook page at @CISDBond2019.

EARLY CHECK OUT FROM SCHOOL: Parents and guardians, if your student needs to check out of school early, please provide a note, in advance, requesting early release. The student may submit the note to the attendance office upon arrival to school, between classes, or during lunch. Your note should include your child's name; the date and time the student needs to leave; the reason the student needs to leave; parent/guardian signature and contact telephone number. If your student will be leaving campus with another student, or will be picked up by someone other than a parent or guardian, include that information, as well. Anyone picking up a student is required to present proper identification at time of check -out. Thank you for helping the attendance office provide a smooth and quick check-out process for our students.


SCIENCE FAIR: If a student would like to compete in science fair, he or she must email Mrs. Davies ( their name and Conroe ISD email address to be added to the Science Fair canvas page. The student must accept the invitation, go to the page, log into Scienteer, and register a project to start protocols. All protocols except the Abstract are due in Scienteer by October 25th. ALL project protocols must go through Scienteer, and ALL approvals will be done through Scienteer only. The student may email Mrs. Davies questions as they arise or come by her classroom to see her personally at the main campus in room 314.

HOMECOMING TICKET SALES: This year’s Homecoming Dance will be on October 19th. Dance tickets may be purchased on line from the web store for $20.00 starting Monday September 23rd. Students may purchase their dates ticket online as well. They must enter their dates name in order to complete the sale. Tickets will not be sold at the dance. Tickets will only be sold on line and must be purchased prior to Thursday October 17th. Students will need to present their receipt and school ID during the week of Homecoming in the cafeteria during lunches to pick up their pre purchased tickets. Tickets will not be sold during lunches the week of Homecoming. Students must bring their school ID and ticket to the dance.

Student dates may not be older than 20. No Junior High students are allowed as dates. All dates must have a school ID or State identification to enter the dance.

TWHS CHOIR NOTES: All of these events may be found in the CHARMS calendar - login: thewoodlandschoir, then your student's password.


Congratulations to all students who participated in District Choir Auditions. TWHS has 85 students moving on to the Region Audition! Best of luck at the next round!


Broadway Night will be held at TWHS on November 1, 2019.

Auditions – Will be held on Thursday, October 3 in the Senior Campus Choir room

To audition, students must:

1. Sign up for an audition time (beginning September 27, 2019)

2. Come FULLY prepared - This means that the song is memorized, the accompaniment track is on a CD, iphone, or digital mp3 file and ready for performance, and the audition is staged and costumed.


Results of the auditions will be posted by Friday, October 4. Students who are selected to perform in the show must attend tech rehearsal on Thursday, October 31.

Coming Soon:

Spirit Wear Order Deadline – 9/27/19

Fall Concert 10/08/19 at TWUMC 7pm

Fall Choir Party -10/11/2019 at Terramont Park (1pm-4pm).

Orlando Trip Commitment/Deposit Due – October 12 ($400 deposit) See: enter: thewoodlandschoir

Region Choir Auditions – October 19 –Klein Forest HS. (For all who advanced from the District Round)

Broadway Night – 11/1/2019

Varsity Mixed performance at UH Choir Invitation – 11/4/2019 (a separate email will be sent with detailed information)

Choir Fees Due ($135) – Due 11/15

TWHS PERFORMING ARTS: The 39 Steps, a comedy murder mystery and spoof on the Alfred Hitchcock movie, will be presented at The Woodlands High School’s Auditorium, October 3rd through 5th at 7pm with a 2pm matinee on the 5th. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the performance, or can be pre-purchased online at! To get a look at behind the scenes and more from our cast and crew, follow our Facebook (TWHS Theater) and Instagram (@twhstheater)!

TWHS ART TRUST: Have you ever noticed the 44 works of art by established Texas artists that are permanently displayed in the hallways at school? This is The Woodlands High School Art Collection and we are celebrating our 10th anniversary! This collection of art works has been selected and purchased by our students. Each year we add new works to the collection and our next selection process has begun. Submissions open on October 1st and will be accepted until November 8th for consideration into our collection for 2020. We invite established Texas artists who have had work accepted into a juried show and are over 18 to submit works to be considered for acquisition in 2020. Click HERE to learn more.

After November 8th, our student committee will narrow down the works submitted to 12-15 artworks that will be voted on by the entire student body in late January. Posters of the artworks will be on view in all classrooms by mid-January 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 January 30th.

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:

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. We offer FREE tours of our collection to schools and other groups by appointment.

For more information on The Woodlands High School Art Trust please visit our website: or contact Susan Cosculluela at

JROTC: Recently, all juniors and enlisted-rank seniors were given the opportunity to apply for an NCO position within the unit. Congratulations to Cadets Godwin, Lee, O’Dea, Moore, Sanderson, Grout, Howard, Smith, Alling, Verhelle, Plutto, and Harte for being selected for NCO positions! Thank you to all that applied.

The Joint Leadership Academic Bowl Practice Test will be open to all cadets at starting Tuesday Oct 1st. This optional test is required for any cadet wishing to compete for a position on our academic team, which took 2nd in the nation last year. Print the page with your score and turn it in to Cadet Walker no later than Friday, Oct 18th.

JROTC pictures in uniform will be taken for sophomore, junior, and senior cadets on Oct. 2nd and 3rd. All cadets must wear service dress on their uniform day, and the pictures will be taken during flight.

The AFJROTC Booster Club meeting will be at 7pm on Tuesday October 8th. All cadets and parents are welcome to attend. The booster club meetings count as an activity towards the ribbon for cadets.

Airman of the Quarter, a Corps-wide competition, will take place on October 9th and October 10th. Freshman AOQ will be during flight on Oct 9th and upperclassmen AOQ will be held after school on Oct 10th. All nominated cadets must wear service dress for their interviews.

YEARBOOK: Order your 2020 TWHS Yearbook at Attention Underclass Parents: if your student wasn't able to get their yearbook class picture taken during their English class, we will have retakes on the Freshman Campus Nov. 7, during lunches and Nov. 8 at the main campus all day.

The Woodlands High School Calendar

September 30 – October 12, 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019

Bass Fishing Club Meeting 6:00 Room 241

Basketball Meet the Coaches 6:30 TWHS Gym

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Social Studies NHS Meeting 2:45 LGI

Tennis Varsity @ Klein Collins 3:00 Klein Collins High School

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 302

Highstepper Booster Club Meeting 5:30 LGI

Volleyball vs Oak Ridge 4:30/5:30 TWHS

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Tennis JV vs Klein Collins 3:00 TWHS

Lacrosse Parent Meeting 7:00 LGI

Thursday, October 3, 2019

FCA Meeting 6:55 am LGI

Choir-Broadway Night Auditions 3:00 Choir Room

Boys JV White Soccer vs Madisonville 3:00 TWHS

DECA Meeting 3:00 LGI

Football Freshman White vs Conroe 4:00 Buddy Moorhead Stadium

Football Freshman Red/Green vs Klein Cain 4:30/6:00 TWHS

Football JV Red/Green @ Klein Cain 4:30/6:00 Klein Cain High School

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 302

Theatre Performance 7:00 TWHS Auditorium

Friday, October 4, 2019

Science National Honor Society Meeting 6:45 LGI

Cross Country Fr/JV Nike South Invitational 4:00 Bear Branch Park

Volleyball @ College Park 4:30/5:30 College Park High School

Varsity Football vs Klein Cain 7:00 Woodforest Bank Stadium

Theatre Performance 7:00 TWHS Auditorium

Saturday, October 5, 2019

SAT Test 8:00 am TWHS

Cross Country Varsity Nike South Invitational @ Bear Branch Park

Theatre Performance 2:00/7:00 TWHS Auditorium

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Monday, October 7, 2019

Tennis Varsity vs Klein Forest 3:00 TWHS

Highlanders for the Environment 3:00 Room 312

Scuba Club Meeting 3:00 LGI

Interact Meeting 5:00 Cafeteria

Student Council Meeting 6:00 Cafeteria

College Fair 6:30 @ Lone Star Convention Center

Boys Soccer Booster Club Meeting 7:00

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Swim/Dive Booster Board Meeting 6:30 LGI

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 302

Swim/Dive Booster Board Meeting 6:30 LGI

Choir Fall Concert 7:00 The Woodlands United Methodist Church

JROTC Booster Club Meeting 7:00 ROTC Classroom

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

JV Tennis @ Klein Forest 3:00 Klein Forest High School

Football Freshman White @ Grand Oaks 4:30 Grand Oaks High School

Thursday, October 10, 2019

FCA Meeting 6:55 am LGI

DECA Meeting 3:00 LGI

Swim/Dive vs Stratford 3:00 CISD Natatorium

Cross Country Sports Psychologist Meeting 4:00 LGI

Football Freshman Red/Green @ Klein 4:30/6:00 Klein High School

Football JV Red/Green vs Klein 4:30/6:30 TWHS

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 302

Band Booster Meeting 7:30 Band Hall

Friday, October 11, 2019

Stronger Together Club Meeting 6:50 am LGI

Volleyball vs Klein Cain 4:30/5:30 Klein Cain High School

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Lone Star Preview Band Contest @ Woodforest Bank Stadium

Varsity Football @ Klein 6:00 Klein Memorial Stadium

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.