Vol. 22 Issue 18 May 9 - 13
The countdown continues! We have numerous events going on in the next three weeks that will affect all students, especially seniors. Please be sure to take a look at the events and schedule changes in this week's edition!
IMPORTANT TESTING INFO:
AP TESTING BEGINS ON MONDAY May 2nd! This is important information for any students who are planning to take an AP Test this year.
AP testing will go from May 2nd-May 13th. Students who are taking a morning test need to arrive at their testing location no later than 7:25AM. Students who are taking an afternoon test need to arrive at their testing location no later than 11:30AM. Per College Board regulations, NO STUDENTS may be admitted late to the exam. Late arriving students will be unable to test and will forfeit their right to do so. Students who are taking an afternoon test will be given a pass to eat lunch at 11:00AM. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Mrs. Donovan at email@example.com
ATTENTION PARENTS OF ALGEBRA 1, BIOLOGY and US HISTORY STUDENTS:
Next week students enrolled in Algebra 1, Biology, and/or US History will take the respective STAAR (EOC) test on Tuesday, May 10 (Algebra) or Wednesday, May 11 (Biology and US History). This is a friendly reminder that students must arrive at school by 7:35AM on those days. No school lunch drop-off will be accepted for students who are testing. Students must either bring their lunch from home in the morning, or buy their lunch in the cafeteria. Please note that once students begin testing there is not a way for them to leave the building and continue testing at a later date. This means we really need for students to not be pulled out of school during this time unless it is an emergency. Please reach out to your campus admin the day of if there is a concern and we can help assist.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email our Campus Testing Coordinator, Abi Donovan, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Dress Code
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 and may not display any piercings including the ear.
- Students are not allowed to wear hats, bandanas, or other head coverings.
- Student hair must be that of natural color. Students that need to address this particular portion can meet with their Assistant Principal to discuss a solution and timeline.
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!
Students: It is imperative that you are on time for school and each class so you can set yourself up for success, earn credits, and not lose any possible exemptions!
Parents: We need your help! We know car rider lines can get long. Please be sure to allow ample time when dropping your students off at school! Thank you!
Adjusted Bell Schedules!
TMHS will run an adjusted bell schedule on several days in the coming weeks to accommodate for events and festivities. Please see the schedule below that will be used on the following days. This schedule moves our Wildcat Den period to 1st period and affects those seniors who have late arrival!
Tuesday, May 10th
Wednesday, May 11th
Wednesday, May 18th
Thursday, May 19th
The schedule is below and linked HERE.
Click the button above to view the regular and early release bell schedules for the 2021-22 school year.
For all senior information, please refer to emails from Mrs. Henry. These are emailed to parents. You can also access information on the TMHS website by following THIS LINK.
- Graduation will be held on May 27th at 12:00pm in Reed Arena at Texas A&M.
- There are NO tickets for graduation.
- You may bring as many guests as you would like.
- Seating is first come, first served.
- There will be live streaming of the Graduation Ceremony. Once we have the link, we will send it out to all parents to share with family and friends.
- Parking is $5.00 per vehicle.
The Graduation Ceremony is being professionally filmed by Live Event Video.
SENIOR SLIDE SHOW
We are beginning the process of putting together a Senior Slide Show for the end of the year. 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:
Upload a copy of the picture to THIS LINK
Please name your file/pictures with your Senior’s Name
The Wildcat Walk at the elementary schools will be on May 25th. Seniors have started signing up this week. If your senior hasn't signed up by using the QR code around the school, please encourage them to do so. I don't want them to miss out out on this opportunity.
GRADUATION DRESS CODE
Thank you to all of our parents and SENIORS for helping keep Tomball Memorial HS in dress code!
ALL SENIORS MUST BE IN DRESS CODE TO WALK THE STAGE AT SENIOR AWARDS AND PARTICIPATE IN COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES!
FINAL TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS
Seniors receive one free final transcript sent to the institution of their choice upon graduating. Please submit your final transcript request in Student Link. Any changes to the request can be made up until May 26th. After graduation, final transcript requests will cost $5. Click HERE for instructions.
SENIOR AWARDS CEREMONY
Our Senior Awards Ceremony will be held on the morning of May 18th at 8:30 in the Main Gym. It is by invitation only. We will recognize our Top 10% graduates, military enlistees, Community Service Cord and scholarship recipients.
Students who are eligible to attend should have received an email on Friday, May 6th. A separate email to parents was sent out as well. If you believe you were missed, please email Mrs. Phelan at email@example.com.
Please submit all scholarship offers even if you do not plan to accept them by April 22nd to THIS form. Use this same form to let us know that you are enlisting in the military as well.
Click HERE if you missed the last email from Mrs. Henry
Spring Athletic Signing Day!
TMHS Prom 2022
Prom will be on May 14, 2022 from 8:00-11:30pm and Project Prom will follow. All students attending Project Prom must find either a ride to Main Event or take the bus that will be provided at the conclusion of Prom. In addition, a bus will leave Tomball Memorial HS at 11:30pm to take those interested in going to Project Prom. You do not have to attend Prom to attend Project Prom. Students attending Project Prom have chances to win a multitude of prizes including T.V’s, laptops, other electronics, gift cards, and much more.
If your senior is bringing a non-TMHS Senior to Project Prom, there will be a $30 fee. Please click the link to make a payment. . Click here to access the payment portal.
Scan the QR Codes below to purchase tickets to Prom and reserve your Senior’s spot for Project Prom.
If your Senior earned free tickets to the Prom by selling the required amount of Trash Bags, designate it on the Prom Ticket form and skip payment section. Our offices will verify that the free tickets were awarded.
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, 19441 I-45 S South, Shenandoah, TX. 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 bus the students either from Tomball Memorial or from The Woodlands Resort to the Main Event at the conclusion of Prom. In addition, students will be able to be dropped off at Main Event but will not be allowed to drive their own car there and then leave in their own car at that early hour. At 5:30am, there will be Tomball ISD school buses that will bring your Senior back to Tomball Memorial High School, so they can drive home safely.
Spring Final Exams!
Please be sure to note: Wednesday, May 25th is an early release day with dismissal at 11:50. However, lunch will NOT be served and buses will NOT run early. Buses will run at their normal 2:50 scheduled time. Thursday, May 26th is also an early release day, but buses will run at 11:50.
ATTENTION PARENTS OF JUNIORS
Please be sure to use your child’s PERSONAL email address when creating this account as they will lose access to their school account upon graduation. If you have questions about your college board account please call college board at 866 630 9305. If your child already has a college board account please do not create another one as this may cause issues in score retrieval in the future.
I’d you have any additional questions or concerns please contact our testing coordinator, Mrs. Donovan at firstname.lastname@example.org
It's time to find our 2022-2023 Class Officers! Visit the QR code below to sign up to run for next years class officers!
2021-2022 Yearbook distribution will begin on May 19th!
Underclassmen will have the opportunity to attend a yearbook "social" on the morning of May 19th in the 3rd gym beginning at 7:15 a.m. and utilizing our Wildcat Den time that is moved to 1st period that day.
Seniors will receive yearbooks on the evening of the 19th at the Senior Sunset celebration!
Any remaining yearbooks not picked up will be distributed the rest of the week.
*This pertains to students who have purchased a yearbook*
You can get all of your information and updates for the TMHS College and Career Center by clicking the button!
Lone Star College - Free Training for Construction Trades
LSC is providing 100% financial support for tuition for careers in construction trades in field service in Manufacturing. This training is available for youth and adults ages 16-24. Grant funding will also cover books and other costs such as workbooks, uniforms, or licensing fees.
- Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
- Not be enrolled in any other classes.
- Currently unemployed.
- Meet U.S. Selective Service registration requirements (if male).
- Apply (Complete Application form) and complete an entry interview to be considered for funding.
The available programs: Basic Construction Helper, Carpentry I NCCER, Electrical I NCCER, Field Service Technician, HVAC I NCCER, Plumbing I NCCER
Seniors, sign up to learn more about this opportunity on April 19th during Advisory! Click HERE.
Community Service Hours
The community service tracker is now available in TISD Student Link. Students who are interested in earning a service cord to be worn at graduation must enter their service hours in Student Link.
Click HERE for guidelines, deadlines, and instructions to get logged in and started. Parents, this platform is for students. It is the student's responsibility to enter and track their hours.
We’re excited to introduce a new fundraiser that we are confident you will find super informative and of great value!
TMHS PTO is partnering with Your Teen Media, which specializes in advice and support for parents of teenagers, to bring the Destination→College series to our high school families. Destination→College is an 8-part exploration of the college process led by top experts in the field. When you purchase the series for a low price, the videos are available for you to watch at any time and in any order, and TMHS PTO will receive 20% of each purchase. At checkout, please use the code THANKYOU for 10% off!
Click HERE to access purchase options.
Get your Wildcat Gear!
The TMHS Cheer Booster Club has NEW Wildcat Merchandise items for all Wildcat fans to choose from!
You can use this link to access the online store, or use the QR code in the graphic to access the store!
This is the TMHS Cheer Booster Club’s major fundraising effort, so come out and support TMHS Cheer and show your WILDCAT pride in some Wildcat gear!
Summer School is Coming!
Secondary Summer School will be held at Tomball High School this summer.
All students will attend Summer School in person. Students must attend 13 out of the 14 days to earn credit for their class.
Transportation is NOT provided.
Session 1: June 6 - June 23
Session 2: June 27 - July 15 (July 4 holiday)
Hours: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Original Credit Registration will begin on April 4 and run through May 6. There will not be any Original Credit Registration after May 6.
We offer Original Credit classes in
· Physical Education (PE)
· Professional Communications (Speech)
· Government (incoming 12th graders only)
· Economics (incoming 12th graders only)
Each session is a semester credit and students can take ONE class each session.
The cost per session is $155 for currently enrolled Tomball students.
**Information on Repeat Credit Summer School will be sent out at a later date or can be viewed on the district website
New school start times announced for the 2022-2023 school year.
Student ID Reminder
If students need a replacement ID they can report to their alpha pod where directions on purchasing a new one can be given.
All students utilizing campus parking must have their parking permit tag visible in their vehicle while parked on school grounds. Any student without a visible parking permit is not allowed to park on school grounds. Parking permits may be purchased through the front office.
All HOME TMHS athletic contest tickets are being sold online. Please visit THIS LINK to purchase your tickets to support the Wildcats!
Morning Student Drop-off
Please take a look at the graphic above regarding student and staff parking as well as procedures for car rider drop off. As always, exercise extra caution when dropping and picking up students.
Student Cell Phone Reminders
- 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.
Tomball Memorial High School
Meet your 2021-2022 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 - Cri and Freshman Sand - Z)
Sheri Forsyth - Counselor (Alpha office A - Cri)
Dr. Mary Endress - Assistant Principal
(Alpha office Hop - Mon and Sophomores Sand - Z)
Erika Zeno - Counselor (Alpha office Hop - Mon)
Kyle Dunn - Assistant Principal
(Alpha office Cro - Hoo and Juniors Sand - Z)
Mark Floyd - Counselor (Alpha office Cro - Hoo)
Meredith Henry - Assistant Principal
(Alpha office Moo - Sanc and Seniors Sand - Z)
Brenna Williamson - Counselor (Alpha office Moo - Sanc)
Lashelle Nix - Counselor
Alpha office Sand - Z for all grades
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