The Woodlands High School

Highlander Happenings October 10 – October 22, 2022

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AP TESTING:

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 wspears@conroeisd.net


Be sure to see "ALL THINGS AP" newsletter.

COUNSELORS CORNER:

Guidance Presentations: Counselors at the main campus have just completed their classroom visits via our Junior’s English classes. During these classroom guidance sessions, we discussed the four-year plan and delved a bit deeper into Naviance, Conroe ISD’s tool for college and career planning tool. Students were shown where to locate GPA, class rank, PSAT scores as well as how to research college admission requirements. Naviance also offers an entire section on Self-Discovery to help students learn more about their interests and potential careers. Juniors completed one of the many interest inventories during this lesson. Parents, please know that you have access to Naviance as well. If you have any questions, please reach out to your student’s counselor or the College and Career Center.


Counselors are excited to begin our Freshman and Sophomore presentations this month. Our 9th grade students will see their presentation via their English 1 class while our 10th grade students will see their presentation via their World History class. Topics will include: four-year planning, an introduction to Naviance, beginning the college search process and career interest tools/assessments.


College Fair is almost here: The CISD College Fair is Tuesday, October 11th at the Lone Star Convention Center from 6:30 - 8:30pm. There will be 150-200 colleges and universities as well as sessions on Financial Aid and the college application process. Sessions will be offered in English and Spanish. Although not required, students can register Here . Registration does make it easier for students to share their information with the college representatives. The college fair is a fun, interactive and informative community event; we hope to see you and your student there! Address of the convention center: 9055 Airport Road, Conroe, TX. 77303


PSAT and SAT Test Date Update – Wednesday October 12


*ALL FRESHMEN WILL REPORT TO THE 9TH GRADE CAMPUS DUE TO TESTING ON THE SENIOR CAMPUS ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2022.


Grade 9 PSAT—Students who have registered and paid to test should report to school at the normal time and look for alpha posters on the wall to indicate testing locations. A study guide has been delivered to all students who registered. For an electronic copy, use this link: PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide - College Board & National Merit


Grade 10 & 11 PSAT—All 10th and 11th graders are given the PSAT free of charge and should plan to test. Students should report to school at the normal time and look at the alpha posters on the wall that indicates their testing location. Study guides have been delivered and distributed to all 10th and 11th grade students via their English class. An electronic copy of the study guide can be found at the link here: PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide - College Board & National Merit


Grade 12 School Day SAT —Wednesday October 12 is a SAT School Day opportunity for our seniors. We do have seniors who have paid to take the SAT School Day test. Upon arrival, these students will report to the gyms to test. At this time, we are unable to accommodate any further inquiries, TWHS does not have any additional tests for seniors. If you would like to have your student placed on a wait list, please contact their counselor. All seniors who are testing should plan to bring a picture ID.


College and Career Updates: Thank you to all who came to our Financial Aid Presentation last week! If you were not able to make it, the presentation can be found Here.


TWHS has many college visits scheduled for the next two weeks. If your junior or senior is interested in meeting with any of the below representatives, they can register in their Naviance account:

10/11 University of Connecticut, Ohio State University, St. John’s College and Auburn University

10/12 PSAT (all sophomores and juniors) and SAT (for seniors who registered)

10/13 University of Kentucky, University of Rochester and University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

10/14 Stephen F. Austin University and Lone Star College Honors Program

10/17 Lawrence University, Oberlin College, University of the South and Gettysburg College

10/18 Ithaca College, Sam Houston State University and Austin College

10/20 University of Toronto, Furman University and Texas State University

ATHLETICS:

BOYS BASKETBALL: Boys Basketball will be having their tryouts on October 29th at 8-10am in the main gym. Students that want to tryout need to fill out the tryout link here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScx3wblRxxOeNWKEncb7RKuSzpDbR02vZbOgm8ytvfjMg75tA/viewform?usp=sf_link


They must have a current physical on file and should be passing all classes. Meet the Players will also be on the 29th at the main gym at 6pm. Players will arrive at 4:45 to take pictures. Students can also find the link on our website at www.highlanderbasketball.org


WRESTLING: The Highlander Wrestling Team is looking for new additions to the team. We have a separate Girls and Boys Team. Coach Rayome is also looking for managers as well.

www.highlanderwrestling.com

We will have an Open Mat Oct 17-Oct 20. The open mat will run from 3-5pm every day. Come down and see us in the wrestling room right next door to the weight room or contact Coach Rayome at Jrayome@conroeisd.net.


SWIM & DIVE: The Woodlands Swim and Dive competed in the first meet of the year Sept 27 at the CISD Natatorium. Congraulations to our Hammer Down Award winners Whittier Molloy, Brooke Miller, Mary Nordmann, Jocelyn Bizic, Evlin Riederer, Avery Jones, Jacob Jones, Aidan Flanagan, Wesley Foster, Ryan Rautenbach, Mateo Casanova, and Tyler Tannenberger who set a new meet record. The next meet is the Kingwood Dual Meet Tournament at Kingwood High School on October 20 & 22. Come on out and support the Highlanders!


GOLF: TWHS Girls Golf Team competed at The Woodlands Resort Oaks Course, Woodlands Any Girls tournament. Two of our teams placed, winning the 1st and 3rd titles. Belinda Yu also placed 1st as an individual medalist scoring 79, and teammates Avery Sullivan and Sofia De La Garza tied for 3rd individually, scoring 87. Great job, ladies!


Congrats to TWHS Golf Boys Varsity Team winning another 1 day, 36 hole tournament at Walden! Junior Caden Cox also placed 2nd as an individual medalist, scoring 69-73. Way to go, Highlanders!


TENNIS: The Highlander Tennis team won their 9th consecutive District Title with another convincing 19-0 victory Over Willis. TWHS was 144-0 in 13-6A match play .The District win streak is at 60...

District standings are:

1. The Woodlands (8-0) 2. College Park (7-1) 3.Grand Oaks (6-2)

4. Oak Ridge or Willis (5-3 or 4-4)

TW Tennis extended their 2022 match win streak to 15 with a top 10 victory over #10 Ft Bend Clements 13-6. The streak ended with a tough 13-6 loss to #1 Houston Memorial. The #3 ranked Highlanders now stand at 16-2 on the season, with their only losses to #1 Memorial and #2 Westwood.

The Highlanders will host #14 7-Lakes on Friday 10/7/22, then host Aldine Nimitz for Bi-District on Tuesday Oct 11 @ 3:45.


The JV remained undefeated with a 19-0 win over Willis. They suffered their first loss of the season to Memorial 12-7. They have one match remaining vs Grand Oaks on Wednesday 10/5 at 3:15pm. The JV Highlanders lead 5-0 over the Grizzlies in the rain delayed match.

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"

CLUB NEWS:

MEET IN THE MIDDLE: Our next meeting will be held on Monday, October 24, from 2:45-3:30pm in room 107. We will participate in our annual scavenger hunt. There will be snacks, drinks, and prizes! EVERYONE is welcome to join us at any time during the year for our fun get togethers! OUR MISSION: to connect students with intellectual disabilities to their typically developing peers for fun, friendship, and fitness activities.


SCUBA CLUB: Thank you Club Vice President Abriel Carnes for this month’s presentation on Sea Scouts!

We plan to visit Mammoth Lake again on Columbus Day (October 10th) to explore the underwater sights we didn’t see the last time. We will have the place to ourselves, as they will be open just for our club! If you’re interested in attending, let us know ASAP via the Band app.

The next club meeting is Monday, November 7th, 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 Montgomery County Search and Rescue President, Mr. Steve Degner. You don’t want to miss it! Join our Band App group to keep up with the latest club happenings--search "Scuba Club At TWHS."


CODING CLUB: The Coding Club had its first meeting of the year on Monday, Oct. 3rd, with Mrs. Abi Beaty as our first speaker. The club focuses on giving opportunities to students who are interested in coding and computer science, including learning about Salesforce and Trailblazer. We will have a speaker at every meeting. Our next meeting will be in November, where we will also discuss officer positions. If you are interested in computer science or coding, please be on the lookout for more information! Join us!


AUTOMOTIVE ENTHUSIASTS: Automotive Enthusiasts at TWHS presents: Cars and Coffee! Do you have a cool car, truck, or motorcycle? Bring it out and show it off! Spectators are welcome too! All ages and community members are encouraged to enjoy some excellent muscle cars, imports, exotics, and more! There will be free coffee and donuts as well as a Hot Wheels vendor (cash only) and a BBQ Food Truck (cash only).

WHEN: October 15 from 8am-10:30am

WHERE: The 1000s lot at TWHS

PRICE: free!!!

PTO NEWS:

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


https://twhspto.weebly.com/join--volunteer.html

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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,...

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OTHER NEWS:

TWHS SOCIAL MEDIA: The Woodlands High School has Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts for each campus. Please make sure you go to the official accounts, as there are several fake accounts on the internet. The official sites are:

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

CLINIC NOTES:

We find that many of our students are not eating breakfast or hydrating well, and are coming to the clinic with headaches, stomachaches, dizziness, and nausea. Please encourage your children to eat something in the morning that contains protein, such as eggs, meat, or peanut butter, and keep a water bottle with them throughout the day. We do have water bottle filling stations available at school. Athletes need to ensure they are hydrating well before and after practice, and may want to consider drinking something containing electrolytes.


On that note, the clinic could use donations of small bottles of Gatorade (any flavor), Body Armor (no strawberry banana, please), peanut butter crackers, cheese crackers, gluten-free snack items, or granola bars. We’ve had many generous donations already this year, but our supply of those items is getting low.


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 to submit to their college or university, you can request to have it sent to you by emailing Mrs. Ansley with your child’s name; aransley@conroeisd.net.

If your student has a chronic condition that may require them to have medication available during the school day, there are action plans that need to be signed by a doctor each 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 welcome to check in OTC medications such as ibuprofen, Tylenol, allergy medication or cough drops to be kept in the clinic and administered by the clinic staff. We do not have stock medication, and do not keep medication from year to year. We ask that medication be unexpired, in its original container, and no more than a 30-day supply (No Costco-sized containers). Medications that contain aspirin, suppress diarrhea, or need to be given in dosages other than is what is specified on the container do need to be accompanied by a doctor’s order.


Thank you so much for your help in keeping our students healthy and happy. Have a great weekend!

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SCHOOL NEWS:

TWHS THEATER: The Woodlands High School Theater Department proudly presents Silent Sky written by award winning playwright Lauren Gunderson. Performances will be held in The Woodlands High School Black Box Theater next week on October 13, 14, 15 2022. Based on a true story, Silent Sky follows the famous astronomer Henrietta Leavitt while she works as a “computer,” alongside Annie Jump Cannon and Williamina Fleming at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900’s. Henrietta spends her days charting stars for male astronomers who fail to see the value of the female mind. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at www.twhstheater.com for $10.


For more information about the TWHS production of Silent Sky visit www.twhstheater.com. Also, visit our socials for updates about our department and exclusive sneak peeks backstage, @twhstheater.


SCIENCE FAIR: Due to a change in sponsors, students interested in science fair need to come by Ms. Casci's room 325 to sign up. Students will need to have a write up of what they are doing and the protocols for the experiment completed by October 17th.


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.


JROTC: Our drill team, marksmanship, and academic teams will compete against other schools in our area on Saturday October 15th at the Oak Ridge High School meet–good luck to all who are competing! JROTC will be leading the Homecoming Red and Green Day Parade on October 19th, with a color guard, saber team, and cadets wearing the Air Force blue uniform as well as the Airman Battle Uniform. On October 22nd we will participate in our second Orienteering Meet of the year–the Challenger Seven Line-O in Webster, Texas.


We will be inspected by the Air Force JROTC Headquarters this year, on November 2nd. The inspection will be unit wide, and we hope to earn the Distinguished Unit Award with Merit as a result. Our cadets are working hard to prepare!

We will honor veterans in our community Friday, November 11th at the CISD Salute to Veterans Event at Woodforest Bank Stadium. All five district JROTC programs will participate, and spectators are welcome and highly encouraged! Our junior classes have their field trip Saturday, November 12th. They will visit Sam Houston State University, taking a tour of the campus hosted by the college ROTC unit there, and attending the football game vs. Abilene Christian University.


For more details on our events, please consult our Parent Newsletter at https://www.smore.com/3fsqx. If you are not receiving emails when we update the Parent Newsletter, please let LtCol McMartin know at cmcmartin@conroeisd.net.


THE WOODLANDS HIGH SCHOOL ART TRUST

Submissions for 2022 close THIS SUNDAY, October 9! 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.

For more information on The Woodlands High School Art Trust please visit our website: www.twhsat.org or contact Susan Cosculluela at twhsat@gmail.com


The Woodlands High School Calendar

October 10 – October 22, 2022


Monday, October 10, 2022

School Holiday


Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Astronomy Club Meeting 2:45 LGI 1

Volleyball @ Cleveland 4:30/5:30 Cleveland High School

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302

Student Council Meeting 6:00 Cafeteria


Wednesday, October 12, 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, October 13, 2022

FCA Meeting 6:55am LGI 1

Cross Country District Meet @ College Park

DECA Meeting 2:35 LGI 2

Freshman Football White @ West Fork 4:30 West Fork High School

Freshman Football Red/Green @ College Park 4:30/6:30 College Park High School

JV Football vs College Park 4:30/6:30 TWHS

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302

TWHS Theater Silent Sky 7:00 TWHS Auditorium


Friday, October 14, 2022

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

TWHS Theater Silent Sky 7:00 TWHS Auditorium

Varsity Football @ College Park 7:00 Woodforest Bank Stadium


Saturday, October 15, 2022

CISD Honor Orchestra @ Grand Oaks

Car Club Show 8:00AM TWHS Parking Lot

TWHS Theater Silent Sky 2:00 & 7:00 TWHS Auditorium


Sunday, October 16, 2022


Monday, October 17, 2022

Interact Club 2:45 LGI 1

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Spanish Room 226


Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Volleyball @ Caney Creek 4:30/5:30 Caney Creek High School

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302


Wednesday, October 19, 2022

FBLA Meeting 3:00 Room 245

Model UN Meeting 2:45 LGI 1

Homecoming Red & Green Parade 5:30 TWHS

Evening Tutorials 5:30 English Room 219 & Spanish Room 226


Thursday, October 20, 2022

Varsity Swim & Dive Kingwood Meet @ Kingwood High School

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

Freshman Football White @ Magnolia 4:30 Magnolia High School

Freshman Football vs Caney Creek 4:30 TWHS 9th

Freshman Football vs Caney Creek 6:30 TWHS

JV Football Red vs Magnolia 4:30 TWHS

JV Football Green @ Coney Creek 6:30 Caney Creek High School


Friday, October 21, 2022

Science NHS 6:30 am LGI 1

Volleyball vs Willis 4:30/5:30 TWHS

Varsity Football vs Caney Creek 7:00 Woodforest Bank Stadium


Saturday, October 22, 2022

ACT Test 8:00 am TWHS

Varsity Swim & Dive Kingwood Meet @ Kingwood High School

Homecoming Dance 7:00 pm TWHS

The Woodlands High School

The Conroe Independent School District (District) is an equal opportunity educational provider and employer and 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 Active 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, Texas 77304; (936) 709-7752.