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McCullough Junior High School - April 2023


School Holidays - April 7 & April 10

Tentative STAAR Testing Dates

  • Reading - April 25 & 26 with make up days on 27 & 28
  • Science & Social Studies - May 3 & 4 with make up on May 5th
  • Math - May 9 & 10 with make up on May 11 & 12

Spring Final Exam Dates

Final Exams will begin May 22 and continue through May 26. A detailed bell schedule will be available on our website prior to Spring Break.


Evaluation Test for Spanish Speakers - 8th graders

The Woodlands High School 9th Grade Campus offers two specialty Spanish classes Because we have a growing Spanish-speaking population, we have recently created two Spanish classes for heritage or native Spanish speakers: Spanish III Honors for Native Speakers (5 point GPA), and Spanish AP for Native Speakers (6 point GPA).

These classes meet the needs of our Spanish-speaking students by teaching proper writing and grammar, but excluding basic vocabulary and comprehension skills. To be admitted to one of these classes, students must sign up for an evaluation which will take place at McCullough at 8 a.m. on Thursday, April 13th, in the upstairs E Hallway classrooms.

To register your child for the assessment, please click on the link below. Deadline to register is Tuesday, April 12th. Those registered will receive an email confirmation with further details. Once evaluated, eligible students will be given the option to sign up for the class they’ve qualified for. If you have any further questions, please contact Jackie Mugica at or Lety Marin at

Summer School Accelerated Math for Initial Credit

Registration for Summer School Accelerated Math Initial Credit is now open. Students may register from April 3rd to April 14th. Please e-mail your child's counselor to sign up. If you have any additional questions please contact the counseling center.

GT Testing This Summer

  • Registration for Summer GT Testing is open from April 3 - 28.
  • If a student took any GT test this school year, he/she may not participate in this round of testing. It is the same test and will invalidate the norms.

  • To sign up, please email Heidi Hill:


Morning Tutoring

Students should check with their classroom teacher for tutorial location and availability per subject. Morning tutorials begin at 8:05 a.m.

PAWS After-School Tutoring - Thursdays are now available

What: An after-school study hall where students can have time specifically set aside to complete their homework or get help in different subjects. We will have McCullough teachers available to help.

Where: PAWS is held after school in the downstairs library.

When: Monday-Thursday from 4:10-5:00

What should I bring? Come prepared with homework and any supplies you might need. Be sure you have enough to work on until 5:00. Students will not be dismissed early from PAWS and must remain in the library the entire time.

How do I get home? A parent or guardian must pick you up at 5:00 p.m. at the front of the building when PAWS is over. There is no late bus. All students from PAWS will leave together and go to the covered horseshoe at the front of the building to wait for their ride.

SPARKS Peer Tutoring During Advisory

McCullough students will have the opportunity to seek help from a S.P.A.R.K. Peer Tutor on the first green day of the week (excluding Mondays) during advisory. S.P.A.R.K stands for Supportive Peers as Resources of Knowledge. They consist of carefully chosen 8th grade students who provide encouragement, motivation and support for other McCullough students who need assistance in completing homework assignments, studying for tests, learning basic study or organizational skills, and developing better time management skills. The program began over 10 years ago at McCullough and has returned after a brief hiatus during COVID.

Please click HERE if you would like to sign your student up to receive peer tutoring.


PTO General Meeting - April 20th

Our McCullough PTO will have a general meeting on April 20, at 9:30 a.m. in our LGI. We will also offer a zoom option for those who cannot attend in person. A link will be sent with a reminder email on April 18. The meeting will feature guest speakers from our Conroe ISD Police Force. The topic will include information regarding vapes, drugs, online applications, and other topics that are pertinent to students' safety.

Please click HERE to complete the following form if you are planning to attend the meeting either in person or online.

McCullough JHS PTO

McCullough Junior High Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a group of parents, family members, staff, and teachers who work together to enhance academic achievement and enrichment for all students.

Thank you to parents who supported the Staff Appreciation Luncheon in March with a Fiesta theme. We appreciate our McCullough PTO very much!

Attention Incoming 8th Grade Families for 2023-2024: If you'd like to get a head start on 2023-2024, please click on the link below to purchase your PTO Membership and support the faculty and staff at McCullough. The PTO membership fee is the only fundraiser we do.

Join now:

If you have any questions or need to confirm your membership status, please contact Cindy Retterer at

Thank you to everyone who has already taken out a membership.


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Cars & Coffee

Conroe ISD will hold its inaugural Cars & Coffee on Saturday, April 15, from 8-11 a.m. at Woodforest Bank Stadium. Admission for the event is free and is open to the public. Cars & Coffee will be hosted this year by The Woodlands High School Automotive Enthusiasts Club and will feature a diverse collection of cars, trucks, and motorcycles, and first responder emergency vehicles from the community will also be on display. There is no charge or registration for those who would like to enter their vehicle in the show, but please arrive for the roll-in between 7:30 and 8 a.m.

Early Childhood Resource Fair

Conroe ISD is hosting the annual Early Childhood Resource Fair Saturday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wilkinson Elementary. During this event, families can enroll incoming Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students for the 2023-24 school year. Children can tour a school bus and first responder vehicles, as well as practice going through the cafeteria line, where FREE hot dogs will be served. There will also be a petting zoo, face painting and carnival games!
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April is Autism Awareness Month

Please click on the link below to view the newsletter from Conroe ISD Special Education Department.


Counselors and Administrators 2022-23


Assistant Principals


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McCullough JHS Contact Information

Main Office.....................................832.592.5100

24-hour Attendance Line...............832.592.5111

McCullough Fax.............................832.592.5116


Clinic Fax........................................832.592.5127

Counselor's Office..........................832.592.5194