The Woodlands High School

Highlander Happenings September 6 – September 18, 2021

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AP TESTING:

It's time for AP testing registration and payment. Schoolcashonline payment will open on 9/7. Please see the attached letter for all information about AP exam payment & registration. NEW this year is the "All Things AP Testing Newsletter"---you will find everything you need to know about AP testing---I will update throughout the year. This link will also be posted on the TWHS freshman/senior campus school websites. Please be sure to read the attached letter--it will provide you with step-by-step instructions on what your student should do next to make sure they are enrolled in their myapclassroom and how to make AP testing payments.


Parent Letter: Parent---AP Exam Parent Stud letter BOY.pdf


Newsletter---"All Things AP Testing"------https://www.smore.com/1mcz5


If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Spears at wspears@conroeisd.net.

ATHLETICS:

BOYS BASKETBALL: Boys basketball will have open gyms on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout September. But we will not have it on the next 2 Mondays: Sept 6 (Labor Day) and September 13th. TWHS students are expected to act appropriately or will not be allowed to attend these open gyms.


CROSS COUNTRY: The Highlander Girls and Boys Cross Country Team started their season strong with the Cypress XC Relay in Tomball on August 14th. This past Friday, TWHS hosted our annual Friday Night Lights Invitational at Bear Branch Park. This meet brought together many of the top teams in Texas. In addition to the superior caliber of high school teams in attendance, McCullough Junior High had a brillant presence with both 7th & 8th grade girls and boys teams. Congratulations to ALL the Highlanders on their incredible performances – the girls and boys teams swept every event at FNL!

Upcoming XC Meets:

3rd @ Atascocita High School - Atascocita Invitational (All)

11th @ College Park High School - College Park Invitational (SubV)

11th @ Denton, TX - Mile Split Invitational (Var)

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:


The newest CCC Newsletter released today (Friday, Sep. 3)! Follow this link for more information on these topics: our Hours & Services, in-person transcripts & rec letters, testing (SAT, TSI, and ASVAB), our re-scheduled FAFSA meeting, and College Visits (including adjustments to accommodate CISD’s Level 4 COVID protocols). Looking for the CCC parent night info? You can find it here with the other parent night presentations.

TL;DR -- The most important information for seniors this week? Upcoming testing options, which are also mentioned in the Counselor’s Corner (these are so important that they are worth mentioning twice). All seniors are eligible (and highly encouraged) to take a test on Wednesday, Oct. 13 during our school-wide testing day. It’s tempting to sleep-in but knocking out the SAT or TSI can be a much better use of time!

  • SAT registration deadline for seniors is Sep. 13. To register and secure their spot for the SAT, seniors simply need to pay the $36 item in their School Cash Online account by Sep. 13. All seniors will pay to take the test. After the testing date, those who took the test and qualify will have their testing fee refunded.
  • TSI registration deadline is Oct. 4. Seniors will register for that test by completing this Google form by Oct. 4
  • ASVAB interest survey by Oct. 4. Juniors and seniors interested in taking the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) to gain greater insight into their aptitudes in preparation to join the civilian workforce or military enlistment should complete this Google form by Oct. 4. The interest survey will assist us in scheduling.

We have loved seeing so many seniors during off-periods, lunch, and advisory! Please, continue to hang out in the CCC with us. If you haven’t seen us for senior orientation yet, you can look forward to that next week (when we answer our most common questions about transcripts and recommendation letter requests). For those who have already attended senior orientation, this is a reminder that requests for counselor or teacher recommendation letters must be done in-person at the CCC (not online) after you complete the brag sheet. Current students can request official transcripts online in Naviance (log in to Naviance through your SSO). For unofficial transcripts, bring $1 cash to the CCC in room 251.

We invite students to stop by the CCC whenever you’re seeking a spot to work on your applications or essays and any time you have questions!

COUNSELORS CORNER:

Counselors can hardly believe we have started the month of September! If you haven’t already, please take some time to watch our recorded parent presentations. These recordings are in lieu of our live parent presentations:


Grade 9 Parent Presentation


Grades 10-12


Advanced Placement and Dual Credit Overview


College Fair: Mark your calendars parents and students! C.I.S.D. College Fair is October 12th 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.


· PSAT for current 9th graders, Wednesday, October 13, 2021: 9th grade students who wish to take the PSAT on 10/13 will need to register and pay for a test. The link will be available as of August 16 until Friday, September 17 via School Cash Online, cost is $15. The link to purchase is Here There will only be 300 tests available. Please note that we only recommend that students in Geometry/Algebra 2 test as 9th graders.

· PSAT Date for 10th and 11th Grades Wednesday October 13, 2021: All 10th and 11th grade students will take the PSAT test on Wednesday 10/13 and do not need to sign up/register.

· Seniors: We will be offering BOTH the SAT and the TSI on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 **please note sign up/payment and deadlines below**


We will offer a school day SAT for our Seniors on 10/13. Cost for this SAT test will be $36. Seniors will be able to register and pay for the SAT via School Cash online beginning August 20th. The deadline to order a test for this 10/13 school day administration is Monday, September 13th. Please note that this is an SAT/College Board deadline for ordering SAT tests.


We will also offer the TSI for our Seniors during the school day on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. You will find the link to register in the CCC Newsletter or contact Mrs. Teague for more information at eteague@conroeisd.net

CLUB NEWS:

CLUB NEWS: Are you interested in joining a club? Listen to the announcements during school and check out the flyers posted in the cafeteria, across from room 119, and at the 2nd floor of the cafeteria stairs! Getting involved is a great way to meet new friends!


Please email Ms. Braun (LBraun@conroeisd.net) if you have any questions regarding Clubs.


CLUB SPORTS 9th GRADE & SENIOR CAMPUS: Parents do you have an athlete in Club sports such as Lacrosse, Hockey, or Rugby this school year? If your athlete is in need of PE credit, please have them sign up in the Grade Level Office for our Club Sports Meeting that will be held in the LGI on September 10th during advisory. The application process and requirements to obtain PE credit will be discussed with your athlete. Applications are due on October 1st. Late entry or late applications will not be granted PE credit.


FBLA: FBLA will have Officer Elections on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 4:00 pm via Zoom. All members need to attend. If running for an Officer position, be sure Officer Applications are submitted on September 7 by 3:00 pm. Please pay your Dues through the Link on the Canvas Course.


MEET IN THE MIDDLE: Meet in the Middle is a club that brings students with intellectual differences together for fun, fellowship and food. We emphasize sportsmanship, service and socialization. Our meetings are held in room 107 on the second and fourth Mondays every month from 2:45-3:30. Join us for our kick off meeting on SEPTEMBER 13! Snacks provided!

Contact/sponsor - dmaberry@conroeisd.net

PAY DUES at this link: https://conroeisd.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/28473/195/False/True

BUY TSHIRT at this link: https://conroeisd.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/28475/195/False/True


STUDENT COUNCIL: Student Council has had a very busy yet exciting start to our school year. Our first two meetings occurred on back-to-back Mondays and we had over 200 students attend. At the meeting on 8/30, our committee projects began. We wrote notes to our teachers, set goals for the school year, and decorated bathroom mirrors with encouraging words. StuCo also organized and conducted a campus cleanup on 8/31. We are looking forward to seeing the results of these projects and how they benefit both our school and community. Our next meeting will occur on 9/13 and we will have a spirit night/social at Mod Pizza on 9/20. Come join us!


SCUBA: We currently have around 12 members attending our Fall Dive Meetup at Mammoth Lake on Labor Day (September 6th); all certified divers, including parents, are welcome to attend and participate! The lake is opening on the holiday just for us! It’s a 2-hour drive from The Woodlands so plan to leave home in time to arrive by 10am. We’ll get a couple of dives and if you’d like to go to lunch at the restaurant next door afterward we can do that too! You must sign a waiver to dive there (filled out prior to arrival); please consult their website at https://mammothlaketexas.com for the waiver as well as details on entry fees, equipment rental if needed, and all the cool stuff we will see in the lake—there are military aircraft, a school bus, fish and turtles, and much more in the water for us to experience!

Our first Club Meeting of the year is Monday, September 13th, from 3-4pm in the Senior Campus LGI—freshman can take the Activities Shuttle from the 9th Grade Campus to the Senior Campus. All are welcome to attend—you do NOT have to be scuba certified to attend! Learn about opportunities to try scuba for the first time, certification, and get free snacks! We will elect our officers for this school year so please come and vote for President, Vice President, and Secretary. Each meeting attended (including this one!) will get your name in the drawing for some nice prizes at the end of the school year! Join our club group on the BAND App on your phone by searching for “TWHS Scuba Club,” and visit our web site at twhsscuba.club (not .com!).


TWHS BASS FISHING TEAM: The Board has decided to replace the previously announced team meeting with our Angler Workshop on Saturday, Sept. 11th at Lake Paloma in Creekside from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. This will offer a great opportunity for new team members to get to know each other, learn more about fishing and the team. All new members are invited, as well as any returning members who would like a fishing instruction refresher. This meeting and workshop are optional for returning members.


We will offer stations for anglers to rotate through in small, socially distanced groups. Board volunteers and team captains will cover casting techniques, including pitching, flipping and target casting; knot tying; choosing the right bait for different conditions; as well as a gear check to review rod/reel combos, line and lure selection and tackle box. Anglers should bring gear they plan to use for tournaments including rods/reels, tackle, and hat/glasses along with water and a folding chair for parents if desired. The club does not supply fishing equipment.


The Workshop will include a walk-through of what to expect on an inshore tournament day, including short discussions on tournament rules, the judges' role, safety, fish care and resources for learning about fishing.

Bass fishing team members, please plan to park by Rob Fleming Aquatic Center and look for our tent near Creekside Forest Drive. Parents are welcome and encouraged to stay and participate. Spirit wear orders for in-stock items will be available for pickup.

PTO NEWS:

Please consider joining the PTO today!

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


Join & Volunteer - The Woodlands High School PTO The Woodlands, Texas

2021-2022 Membership is now open. 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.


PTO General Meeting Announcement:

Please join us for the PTO Fall General Meeting on Tuesday, September 7 at 9:30 AM via Zoom. The Zoom link and login information will be provided to all PTO members via email.


SPIRIT WEAR: TWHS Spirit Wear T-Shirt Design Contest going on now! This contest so opened to all our TWHS students. The students will create a graphic design and submit it by 11:59pm on September 17, 2021. The Spirit Wear committee and PTO will vote on the best design for the new spirit wear shirt. The winning shirt will be featured and sold through the PTO Spirit Wear website and on campus for the 2021-2022 school year. For more information click on the QR code with the Conroe ISD SSO account.
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OTHER NEWS:

TWHS FACEBOOK & TWITTER: The Woodlands High School has both Facebook 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.


STAY IN TOUCH with TWHS: Be sure to "friend" The Caledonian on Facebook, follow them on Twitter/Instagram @twhscaledonian and bookmark the website - www.twhscaledonian.com for ALL the school news you need.


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 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: 936-709-1236

11th Grade: 936-709-1233

12th Grade: 936-709-1234

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.

CLINIC NOTES:

As we are completing enrollment for this school year, we will be sending emails or letters home if your student has any overdue vaccines. If you receive one of those letters, please take care of it promptly so that your student may remain enrolled.


If your student requires any medications on campus, it must be checked in by a parent or guardian. All medications must be in their original, labeled container, unexpired, and we ask that you provide no more than a 30-day supply. We highly encourage students to carry their own Epi-Pen or inhaler; those do need to be accompanied by a form that is completed by your doctor each school year.


As of September 3rd, positive COVID cases are to be reported by parents by logging in to your child’s SSO, going to the COVID Central app, and following the prompts there. You will receive information about isolation, attendance, a return to school date, as well as an email confirmation.


Also in that app, you can schedule a free rapid test for your student at the Conroe ISD Police Department. Appointment slots do fill up rapidly, but evening and Saturday appointments are being added for September.


For the most up to date information on the district’s Covid protocol, we ask that you refer to the Roadmap to Remaining Open on the Conroe ISD website, www.conroeisd.net/roadmap-to-reopening.

SCHOOL NEWS:

TWHS IMPROV: The Woodlands High School Improv Troupe is thrilled to host their first show for the year TONIGHT, September 3 at 7pm at The Woodlands High School Auditorium, or in the comfort of your own home! Tickets are $5 all the money raised from the night will be going to Montgomery County Food Bank. Make sure to join us, along with your family and friends, for a great time while helping an amazing community organization! Go to https://www.twhstheater.com/improv-show-tickets.html for tickets.


CHOIR NOTES: Click the link for the lasted news from TWHS Choir!

https://www.smore.com/ysrtq


JROTC: Our PT, Drill, Marksmanship, and Orienteering teams are hard at work practicing after school for our upcoming competitions, which are coming up soon!

We will provide a Color Guard for the TWHS Orchestra’s concert in the Senior Campus cafeteria on Saturday, September 11th at 7pm, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

Parents of cadets, please ensure you are reading our emails as we work to finish out our beginning-of-year administrative requirements. We also publish our Parent Newsletter regularly at https://www.smore.com/3fsqx with important information.


LIBRARY: 9th Grade Campus Library Information

Required reading for English I is available on the web store. The deadline to purchase Night (all freshmen) and Lord of the Flies (PreAP only) is September 10. If you would like to donate copies of these novels, please write in DONATION in the TEACHER NAME field.


Printing is available in the library. Please purchase a PRINT CARD from the web store for $2.


Sora, our digital library, is available. Students may access it via the SSO or download the app to their device. Sora includes audio and ebook titles.


NATIONAL ENGLISH HONOR SOCIETY: National English Honor Society is currently accepting self-nominations for new members. Anyone with an interest in pursuing and sharing authentic growth in their writing and reading lives should join us! Active senior members will walk with a cord at graduation. The Google Form application linked here is due on September 10th. Stay up to date with us by texting @ twhsnehs2 to 81010.


ORCHESTRA NEWS: Please join TWHS Orchestra for our 1st Concert, on Saturday September 11th at 7 PM in the Cafeteria, entitled "Let Freedom Ring". We will be performing and celebrating all facets of American Music, as well as remembering the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago. Join us at 6 for dinner from Chick-Fil-A, and at 7 for the concert.


Orchestra Families, here is the link to the September issue of the newsletter: https://www.smore.com/qvdjw


Finally the Orchestra is very excited to announce the start of a Mariachi Ensemble through our Program. ALL TWHS Students, regardless of cultural background or experience level are welcome to join the ensemble, as long as they read music. Rehearsals are on Friday afternoons from 3-5, and our next meeting is Friday September 10th. Please contact Mr. Michaelson at amichaelson@conroeisd.net if you have any questions.


THE WOODLANDS HIGH SCHOOL ART TRUST: Submissions for 2021 are now OPEN!

Have you ever noticed the 49 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 11th year! This collection of art works has been selected and purchased by our students over the past 10 years. Each year we add new works to the collection and our next selection process has begun. Submissions opened on September 1st and will be accepted until October 10th for consideration into our collection for 2021. 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 18.


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

September 6 – September 18, 2021


Monday, September 6, 2021

School Holiday


Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Math Honor Society Meeting 2:45 LGI 1

Tennis vs Willis 3:00 TWHS

Volleyball @ Tomball 4:00/5:00 Tomball High School

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302

Highstepper Booster Club Meeting LGI 1

Theatre Booster Club Meeting Room 138


Wednesday, September 8, 2021

FBLA Meetings 2:40 Room 245

Model United Nations Meeting 3:00 LGI 1

Football Freshman White @ Jordan 4:00 Jordan High School

Evening Tutorials 5:30 English Room 168 & Spanish Room 226


Thursday, September 9, 2021

Junior/Sophomore Yearbook Pictures

DECA Meeting 2:35 LGI 2

GSA Meeting 2:35 LGI 1

JV Tennis @ Willis 3:00 Willis High School

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302

Football Freshman Red/Green vs Bridgeland 4:30/6:30 TWHS

Football JV Red/Green @ Bridgeland 4:30/6:30 Bridgeland High School


Friday, September 10, 2021

Junior/Sophomore Yearbook Pictures

Tennis vs Katy Tomkins 3:00 TWHS

Volleyball vs Huntsville 4:30/5:30 TWHS

Varsity Football vs Bridgeland 7:00 Woodforest Bank Stadium


Saturday, September 11, 2021

ACT 8:00 TWHS

Sub Varsity Cross Country @ College Park High School

Texas Legacy Volleyball Classic

Varsity Cross Country McKinney/Denton


Sunday, September 12, 2021


Monday, September 13, 2021

Scuba Club Meeting 3:00 LGI 1

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Spanish Room 226

Student Council Meeting 6:00 Cafeteria

Interact Meeting 7:00 Cafeteria

Cheer Parent Meeting


Tuesday, September 14, 2021

NSSHS Meeting 2:45 LGI 1

Varsity Tennis @ Oak Ridge 3:00 Oak Ridge High School

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302

Choir Parent Meeting


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

UNICEF Meeting 6:50 am LGI 1

FBLA Meeting 2:40 Room 245

Model United Nations Meeting 3:00 LGI 1

Football Freshman White @ Morton Ranch 4:30 Morton Ranch High School

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

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

Volleyball vs Concordia 4:30/5:30 TWHS

Evening Tutorials 5:30 English Room 168 & Spanish Room 226


Thursday, September 16, 2021

GSA Meeting 2:35 LGI 1

JV Tennis vs Oak Ridge 3:00 TWHS

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302

Varsity Football @ Katy 7:00 Rhodes Stadium


Friday, September 17, 2021

Science NHS Meeting 6:30 am LGI 1


Saturday, September 18, 2021

Sub Varsity Cross Country @ Spring Creek Park

Varsity Cross Country @ Huntsville

Highstepper Clinic

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.