Wildcat Weekly

2022-2023 Vol. #34 March 25, 2023

Welcome back Wildcats! We enjoyed a great week back from Spring Break and hit the ground running to kick off the 4th quarter.

Spring is always a feverish rush of activity, testing, events, and a mad rush to the finish. Please be sure to take time to pay close attention to communications from TMHS including the Wildcat Weekly, any School Messenger messages, and emails. As always, don't hesitate to contact us here at the school should you have any questions.

Finally, congrats to the TMHS lady's soccer team as they earned a berth into the playoffs with a first-round contest against Bridgeland Friday night. Unfortunately, the Wildcats came up short, ending the season for 2023. Great season ladies!



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Who is eligible to apply?

You must be a rising 10th, 11th or 12th grader (current 9th, 10th or 11th grader for the 2022-2023 school year). An application is required (see below). Space is limited: Forty students will be selected per institute through a competitive selection process.

When are the institute dates?

EXPLORE Financial Empowerment Institute: June 11 - June 14, 2023

Where is the institute?

EXPLORE Financial Empowerment Institute will be Residential.

How much does it cost?

The institutes are free, however only 40 total students will be selected per institute to participate. Full scholarships will be awarded to all participants. Out of Town applicants will only need to worry about transportation to and from Houston.

When and how do I apply?

Apply online from January 5, 2023 until April 3, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

When will I hear back about the status of my application?

By the first week of May 2023

Who do I contact if I have questions about EXPLORE institutes or my application?

Contact EXPLORE Business Summer Institutes team at exploresummercamp@bauer.uh.edu!

10th and 11th grade students who are interested in taking dual credit classes for the first time must attend a meeting and start the process by March 3rd. Scan the QR code to sign up or email normaphelan@tomballisd.net if you have any questions.

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Senior Class of 2022 - 2023!

Parents, please be sure to watch your email for "Senior Email #" from Assistant Principal Ms. Henry. These emails will be your information highway to all things senior year moving forward. Click HERE for all current and former Senior Emails for 2022-2023.


Countdown to Graduation Dates Link

Cap and Gown Delivery

Balfour will be on campus April 3-4 at all lunches passing out graduation cap and gowns that have been ordered. If you still need one, they will be able to sell your Senior the items on that day in the cafeteria. The cap and gown can be purchased for $60, and if you just need the tassel, it is $12. All sales will be cash only.

Senior Class Photo

On Wednesday, April 5th, students will need to bring their cap and gown back to school for their annual Senior Class Photo. We will have the seniors in a “2023” design formation in the parking lot and will take an aerial photo of them while they are wearing their cap and gown. After picking up their cap and gown the day prior, have your Senior take it out of the package and hang it up to eliminate any wrinkles in the fabric.

Prom/ Project Prom

PROM-THEME “Midnight Rose Garden”

The Class of 2023 Senior Prom will be held on May 13, 2023 from 8:00-11:30 at the Woodlands Resort and Conference Center, 2301 North Millbend Drive, The Woodlands.

Tickets will go on sale April 10, 2023 for $70. Ms. Henry will be emailing a link and/or QR code before that date so your Senior can purchase their tickets online.

Seniors who earned one or two prom tickets by selling either 16 or 32 rolls of trash bags can claim their free ticket(s) next month by using the same link that will be provided for ticket sales.

In addition, any senior who plans to bring a non-TMHS student as their guest, will need to complete the Outside Guest form which will be sent out with the Prom Ticket Link. All Outside Guest must be under 20 years old. This form will be due to Mrs. Henry’s office by Friday, May 5, 2023. The Outside Guest form is also for those attending Project Prom.

Project Prom is an event that takes place after Prom and is sponsored by the Senior Parent Organization. It provides an opportunity for Seniors to celebrate their year in a safe and exciting way.It will be held at Main Event on 249. It will take place from 12:00am-5:30am. Doors will be locked at 12:30am with no one being allowed to leave until the event ends. There will be a ton of games, activities, food, and AWESOME door prizes. Once students enter, they will not be able to leave until the doors open at 5:30am.

TMHS will have a bus to take students from Prom to Main Event, if a student chooses. Students will need to register for the Prom-to-Project Prom bus, which will be available on April 10th. When Project Prom ends, students will be able to drive home or be picked up.

More information will be coming out after Spring Break regarding Project Prom Registration, ticket price for a non-TMHS senior (guest), and much more.

Senior End of the Year Slide Show

We are beginning the process of putting together the Senior Slide Show for the end of the year. This slide show is shown to the Seniors during their Senior Breakfast and will be playing as everyone enters Reed Arena on the day of graduation.

The Reed Arena Staff is requesting the completed video to be submitted by May 8th. Yes, that is weeks prior to graduation. For that reason, we need to start this project earlier than we have done before. We need all photos to be submitted by May 1, 2023. This will give us time to upload all pictures and put the final touches on the video.

We are needing 2 pictures for each Senior

  • 1 from when they were growing up
  • 1 current photo

These photos do not have to be professional photos. They can be candid shots from holidays, school events, vacations, and so on.

Here are the directions on how to upload the picture:

Click the link below. You will be creating a folder with your Senior’s name and uploading your photos into your Senior’s folder. If you have any questions, please let me know and I’ll forward it to the teacher that is putting it all together.

Click Here to Upload Photos

  • Please name your file with your Senior’s Name (Last Name, First Name)
  • Upload your photos from your computer.

SENIOR DATES-Very important

Click here for the most current dates.




It's not too late! Please consider joining the TMHS PTO! All memberships and donations help support the Chick-fil-a reward lunches each 9 weeks for students and they support our teacher and staff appreciation efforts.


***Volunteering is not required.***

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The TMHS Choir is proud to present the Texas A&M Singing Cadets! Join us on Saturday, March 25, at 6:30 PM for an amazing night of music! Our very own Major Chords will be opening the concert, and it's sure to be a night to remember! Tickets are $15/adults and $10/18 and under. Tickets are limited, so purchase your tickets today. Doors open at 6PM.

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Win a Car!

The Roarin’ Blue Band is excited to announce our newest fundraiser, sponsored by Fred Haas Toyota, and Fred Haaa Nissan.

Don’t forget to choose TMHS when you use the QR code!”

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Dates to remember:

Spring NHS Induction - 4/17

Top 10% - TBD

Prom - 5/13

Senior Awards Practice - 5/16

Senior Awards - 5/18 (morning – Large Gym)​

Senior Sunset - 5/18 (7:30pm - Wildcat Field)

Yearbook Distribution for Seniors - 5/18 (at Senior Sunset on Football Field)

Second Signing Day for Athletics 5/22 (3:00pm - Gym)

Signing Day for Fine Arts - 5/22 (3:00pm - Auditorium)

Senior Baccalaureate - 5/21

Graduation - 5/26 at 12pm @ Reed Arena in College Station

Lunch Drop-off

Parents - If you drop off lunch for your student, you will be required to show ID to the front desk just as you would to check out a student (the person dropping the lunch MUST be listed on the student contact list). We will then label the lunch for your student and place it on a table inside the front office. When your student comes to retrieve their lunch, they will need to show their student ID to take the lunch with them.

Reminder: Door Dash, Uber Eats and other food delivery services are NOT allowed to send students food during the school day.

Student Dress Code Reminders

We will continue to enforce our dress code policies per the TISD Student handbook with an emphasis continuing on the following items:

- All students must wear clothing that adequately covers the body. Shorts and/or skirts must reach the mid-thigh. Spaghetti straps, strapless, backless, see-through and low-cut tops are not allowed. Tops must cover the midriff.

- All male students must be clean-shaven.

- Students are not allowed to wear hats, bandanas, or other head coverings.

- Students are permitted to wear ear piercings only. No other body piercings are allowed to be visible.

- Student hair must be that of natural color.

- Pajamas are not acceptable.

All dress code policies can be found in the TISD Student Handbook linked HERE.

*Seniors - Dress code will apply and you must be in dress code in order to walk the stage at graduation!

Student ID Badges

All TMHS Students will be required to wear their ID badge each day!

Student ID Badges

Students are required to wear their campus-issued ID badges to school every day. ID badges will help the campus determine which individuals are authorized to be on campus and will assist in accounting for students in an emergency situation. For students, their ID badge has additional functionality for transportation, child nutrition, and library services. The ID badge will be provided to students as soon as possible, in some instances before school during orientation activities or on the first day of school. Students will also receive a lanyard and protective sleeve. Students must have their ID visible on them at all times during the school day. In the name of collectively ensuring a safe environment in our schools, the District appreciates the support of our parents in ensuring their students wear their badges to school every day.

Click HERE to purchase a new ID if necessary.

Please see the Student Health and Safety Handbook for additional information on measures to keep your students safe and healthy!

Student Parking

Students are able to purchase their parking permit via the TMHS website linked HERE. Special attention must be made to all of the parking guidelines and required documents in order to secure their parking permit. Only students who have purchased a permit are allowed to park on campus.

Only students who have purchased a reserved, painted parking space are allowed to park in spaces that are numbered.

**Senior reserved painted parking spots are SOLD OUT**

Student Cell Phone Guidelines

The district permits students to possess personal technology devices for safety and educational purposes; however, these devices must remain silenced during the instructional day, and shall only be used in accordance with all guidelines established in the Tomball ISD Digital Resources Acceptable Use and Internet Safety Policy. This includes, but is not limited to:

- Cell phones may be used during class for instructional purposes and in accordance with each teacher’s guidelines. Please note that teachers may choose to prohibit cell phone use in their classrooms.

- Cell phones may be used before and after school, between class periods, and during lunch as long as students follow TISD acceptable use guidelines. Students utilizing cell phones in the hallways, bathrooms, or other common areas during class time are subject to having their cell phone confiscated by TMHS administration.

School Safety

At TMHS, student safety is always our top priority. TMHS and all of TISD utilize the Standard Response Protocol when preparing for emergency events and when/if an emergency does occur. Anytime we utilize these protocols for practice drills or an actual event, communication will be sent out to inform parents and families. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the literature below. For additional information please see the TISD Handbook and Student Health and Safety.
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TMHS Staff Contact and Social Media Links

Follow us on Twitter (@tisdtmhs), Instagram (tisdtmhs) and Facebook (Tomball Memorial High School) for up-to-the-minute celebrations and news!

Need to contact a teacher? Click here to access our staff directory

Tomball Memorial High School

Your 2022 - 2023 TMHS Administration and Counseling Staff

Dr. Jeff Bailey - Principal

Jill Hayes - Associate Principal of Curriculum and Instruction

Charlie Gerszewski - Associate Principal of Building and Operations

Jade Lopez - Assistant Principal

(Alpha office A - Chi)

Sheri Forsyth - Counselor (Alpha office A - Chi)

Grant Granquist - Assistant Principal

(Alpha office Cho - Gui)

Brenna Williamson - Counselor (Alpha office Cho - Gui)

Laykin Luker - Assistant Principal

(Alpha office Gul - Mai)

Erika Zeno - Counselor (Alpha office Gul - Mai)

Meredith Henry - Assistant Principal

(Alpha office Mak - Pl)

Alfred Jones - Counselor (Alpha office Mak - Pl)

Ian Shepley - Assistant Principal

(Alpha office Po - Z)

Lashelle Nix - Lead Counselor

Alpha office all students Tho - Z

Mark Floyd - Counselor

Alpha office all students Po - Thi

Norma Phelan - Counselor

College and Career

Meet the TMHS Feeder School Administrators:

Kevin Williams - Principal at Willow Wood Jr. High

Kim McKinney – Principal at Grand Lakes Jr. High

Caitlin Cain – Principal at Northpointe Intermediate

Sara Rush – Principal at Oakcrest Intermediate