The Woodlands High School
Highlander Happenings January 25, 2021 – February 6, 2021
AP TESTING: THIS IS FOR SECOND SEMESTER CLASSES ONLY----For AP students in Spring ONLY semester classes, please make sure to sign into your myap.collegeboard.org account and enroll in your Spring AP class sections or exam only sections (you will be able to join after your first day of class in January). Your teacher will give you the join code, so be sure to check with them if needed. Forstudent's 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. After you have enrolled you will then register and pay for your Spring AP exam on the school webstore (this will open on Friday, January 8th) at https://twhs.conroeisd.net/school/our-campus/school-webstore/. The deadline is February 28, 2021.
For all other students enrolled in yearlong classes, you have already enrolled in your myapclassroom. If you are NOT planning to take your AP exam in the Spring, please notify Mrs. Spears via email. The FINAL deadline to register and pay for all AP exams is February 28, 2021. If any questions, you can ask your AP teacher or Mrs. Spears (firstname.lastname@example.org) in grade level.
Attention Junior Parents only:
The Woodlands High School is going to offer a SAT School day on March 24, 2021 for juniors only as their one free test offered to each student by the state. Students can sign up for the test through their School Cash online accounts starting on Monday, January 11, 2021 and will close on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. The deadline to sign up for the exam is a hard deadline since we must put in our order to College Board on January 29, 2021. Therefore, do not forget to sign up on time!
Upcoming Individual Student Conferences with their Counselors:
During the months of February, March, and April, all of our current 9th -11th grade students will meet one on one with their school counselor to finalize next year’s courses as well as their four year plans. During the conference, the student (or counselor) will text or email a screen shot of their course selections to their families at the conclusion of their conference. In addition, they will discuss other topics that are pertinent to each grade level. For instance, upcoming juniors will hear a lot about taking the SAT and ACT next year in the spring.
Pre-Registration for 2021-2022 will start with Blitz week, January 19 through January 29, 2021. During this time, all core teachers will give their advisements for their students. Parents and students will be able to see those advisements on their four year plan tab on Parent Access Center (PAC) and Student Access Center (SAC). In addition, elective teachers will also start to visit with students during this time about the various programs in their departments.
Step One for the Preregistration process is the paper course selection worksheet. Students in all grade levels will receive a paper course selection worksheet through English classes for 9th grade, Chemistry classes for 10th grade, and English 3 classes for 11th grade during the week of January 25 through January 29. On these worksheets, students will be able to see what the course choices are for their upcoming grade level. For example, seniors have more choices of electives than the incoming sophomores and juniors.
Step Two for the Preregistration process involves the use of a computer, phone, or tablet. The online registration window is open from January 25, 2021 through February 5, 2021. Students and parents will need to login to their Students Access Center (SAC) or their Parent Access Center (PAC) to complete the registration process online. The courses can be found under the 4 Yr Plan tab for each student. It is important to note that we will be using the courses in the 4 Yr Plan as the final course request. The student’s paper copy will only be used as a resource to aide parents and students in the course selection process. Therefore, please make sure the courses in SAC or PAC are correct by the course selection sheet deadline of February 5, 2021.
Step Three for the Preregistration process involves your student’s meeting with their individual counselors. At that meeting, counselors will finalize their course selections with their students and will have the students send a screen shot home via text message and/or email. We hope this process will aid families and students in the course selection process.
Parent and Elective Fair Information Nights:
Due to Covid pandemic, our counseling staff is working on virtual presentations for our parent nights as well as a virtual elective fair. Counselors will have a registration tab on their individual counselor pages that will go live next week. On that tab, families will be able to access information about course selection sheets, registration processes, parent night video, and dual credit registration. In addition, our elective fair will be virtual and we hope to post the live link on the TWHS main webpage at the beginning of next week.
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Parent Help Night for all Grade Levels (incoming 9th through 12th grade): 4:30 – 6:30 in a virtual format. Counselors from all grade levels will be available to assist parents and students with their online registration questions. We will email information to families and to students on how to join our virtual help session on February 1, 2021. In addition, the counselors will post the zoom link on their canvas pages under the registration tab.
Dates for Verification Sheets to be distributed to check course selections in the computer:
1st Verification Sheet of Course Selections: Week of April 16, 2021
Final Day to make changes to Course Selections for the 2021-2022 Calendar Year: April 30, 2021
Updated GPA and Class Ranks: Seniors will have their GPA and Class Rank updated by February 1, 2021. The GPA and class rank will cover their 7 semesters of high school. For honor rank at graduation, the third quarter mark will be used as their final spring semester grade in GPA calculation. This GPA and class rank will be released the second week in April.
Junior GPA and Class Rank will be run next. We hope to have it ready by February 26, 2021.
Sophomore GPA and Class Rank will be downloaded before we leave for spring break on March 11, 2021.
GPA Exemptions for CURRENT JUNIORS OR SENIORS: If a current junior or senior would like to have a GPA exemption for a program such as football or orchestra, please have them contact their counselor for a GPA exemption form. Students can add or take away a GPA exemption through January 29, 2021. Students who might seek a GPA exemption should currently have at least a 4.0 weighted GPA. Further information on GPA exemptions can be found on the counselor’s webpage. Additional information about GPA exemptions and GPA exempt courses can be found on the district’s link:
As COVID cases continue to spike, we want to remind everyone to continue to be vigilant about wearing a mask that covers BOTH YOUR NOSE AND YOUR MOUTH while at school (unless eating or drinking), or anywhere else in public where you may be in close contact with others. Avoid touching your face, sanitize your hands frequently, stay home if you are having any symptoms, and avoid gatherings or riding in cars with people who you do not live with. We need everyone’s help to stop the spread of this virus, and ensure that our schools can stay open.
Parents, if someone in your household tests positive for COVID, please notify the school clinic as soon as possible at 936-709-1076 for the Senior Campus or at 832-592-8209 for the 9th Grade Campus, and email a copy of the positive test, if it is for one of our students, to email@example.com for the Senior Campus or to firstname.lastname@example.org for the 9th Grade Campus. Please also contact the clinic if your child has been identified as a close contact to someone who tests positive, so that we can review the quarantine guidelines with you. If your student is having symptoms and has a pending test, please keep them home until the test results are received.
SWIM & DIVE: The Swim and Dive team's championship season kicks off this weekend with Districts. Diving will take place on Friday at 4 PM in the CISD Natatorium with senior Cameron Cash working to defend his state title. The meet will continue on Saturday with the girls swimming beginning at 8:40 AM until noon and the boys get started that afternoon at 3:40. Be sure to wish them luck as they head to an exciting championship season!
LADY HIGHLANDER BASKETBALL: Lady Highlander Basketball will be having a Spirit Night on Monday, January 25th from 11:00 a.m. until 8:15 p.m. at Gringo's restaurant in The Woodlands (30420 FM 2978). Mention the organization to your server/take-out team member and Gringo's will donate 20% of your final bill to our Lady Highlander Basketball!
LADY HIGHLANDER SOFTBALL: Jason's deli, Woodlands (by the mall) will be donating 15% of their sales on Monday, January 25th from 4:00pm to 9:00pm to the Highlander Softball program. Show your support in person by dining in and mentioning this fundraiser. You can also visit www.twhsoftball.com for a QR code to place your takeout or pickup order online during the fundraiser. If you're going to dine out or dine in on Monday, consider Jason's deli and supporting TWHS Softball! Thank you!
INTERACT: Hey, Highlanders! TWHS Interact is having its first meeting of the semester on Monday, January 25th in the main campus cafeteria or via Instagram live (@twhsinteract). Hope to see you there! We are starting off the year with continued excitement to serve our community- whether it be by cleaning up trails or helping out teachers at Mitchell Intermediate. We can't wait to see what 2021 holds for us! If you are interested in joining Interact or have any questions about the club, feel free to email us at email@example.com or check out our website: twhsinteract.org
SCIENCE NHS: Science NHS is accepting new members. You need to be a sophomore, junior or senior who has taken at least one honors or AP level science course with an over unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher in science. Scan the QR code in your science classroom or outside room 311 to apply.
SCUBA CLUB: Our next meeting will be Monday, February 1st, 3pm in the Senior Campus LGI. Freshmen can take the activities shuttle bus to the senior campus after school. All students and staff are welcome to attend—you do NOT have to be scuba certified. “COVID-safe” snacks will be provided, plus every meeting you attend gets your name in a drawing for some nice prizes at our May meeting!
FBLA: Thirteen FBLA members competed at the Area V Virtual Leadership Conference the past few weeks. Ryan Brunk placed 1st in Entrepreneurship, Taylor Anastacio placed 4th in Introduction to Public Speaking, Jaeden Gobert placed 4th in Word Processing, Laura Haas placed 4th in Securities and Investments, Alfonso Tamez placed 5th in Impromptu Speaking, and Our Public Service Announcement Team of David Rabalais, Ethan Nguyen, and Barnett Han, placed 5th. These students qualify for the State Leadership Conference to be held virtually in March.
We will be having a Vision Board Workshop on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at 3:00 pm in Room 252 or you can also join us via Zoom. Please contact Mrs. Filer at firstname.lastname@example.org to get Zoom information.
TWHS BAND: TWHS Band had 22 of its finest musicians represent our band program and school this past week in the Area F competition. They competed against the top musicians from several other high schools in the Houston and surrounding area for the chance to be named a TEXAS ALL-STATE MEMBER in the Texas Music Educator's Association 2021 convention.
These students began their preparation process back in late July and went through a series of region and area level auditions in order to get to this point. After committing countless hours towards preparing their music over the past 6 months, we are proud to announce that TWHS Band came away from these auditions with 6 TEXAS ALL-STATE BAND MEMBERS!
Please join us in congratulating the following outstanding musicians:
John O'Connor (11) - bass clarinet (2nd year All-State member)
Claire Howard (10) - trumpet
Gabriel Bustos (12) - tenor trombone
Vincent Verdugo (9) - tenor trombone
Jack Perkins (12) - bass trombone (3rd year All-State member)
Ryan Harding (12) - euphonium (2nd year All-State member)
We are so proud of these 6 incredibly talented musicians for being recognized in the TOP 2% of all musicians in the state of Texas! We hope that you will be sure to share your excitement and support with them as they enjoy this tremendous moment of accomplishment!
TWHS CHOIR: All-State Choir Recap: The third, and final round of All-State auditions were judged this weekend and TWHS Choir had a great day! I am so proud of all of our students who auditioned. They were all so well prepared and their work ethic in this process has been a tremendous source of pride for TWHS! This year, we have 10 All-State Choir Members, which ties the school record for the most we’ve had in a single year.
Congratulations to the following TWHS choir students who earned membership in the 2021 Texas All-State Choir:
All-State Mixed Choir:
Kimberly Altamirano – 11th Grade, Soprano 2 – All-State Mixed Choir
Santino Hallare – 10th Grade, Tenor 2 – All-State Mixed Choir
Samuel Hopkins – 10th Grade, Bass 1 – All-State Mixed Choir
Sydney Jennings – 12th Grade, Soprano 2 – All-State Mixed Choir
Adrian Klein – 12th Grade, Bass 2 – All-State Mixed Choir
Brooke Laden – 12th Grade, Alto 2 – All-State Mixed Choir
Mercer Sadlier – 11th Grade, Tenor 1 – All-State Mixed Choir
Meaghan Walsh – 11th Grade, Alto 2 – All-State Mixed Choir
All-State Treble Choir:
Elise Incavo – 12th Grade, Soprano 1 – All-State Treble Choir (1st Alternate to Mixed)
Lindsay Moynihan - 12th Grade, Soprano 1 – All-State Treble Choir
We also had two Alternates:
Sophia Hickman-Chow – 9th Grade, Soprano 1 -1st Alternate to Treble Choir
Rajiv Iyer – 11th Grade, Bass 1 – 2nd Alternate to Tenor/Bass Choir
Solo & Ensemble: Saturday, February 6th @ College Park High School. Soloists, please remember to turn in your $25 accompanist fee. Students should plan to arrive @ CPHS 20-30 minutes before their assigned time. Solo times will be emailed out as soon as we receive them from UIL (hopefully by Friday, January, 29th. Once you are done singing you may leave.
Charms Calendar: All Choir Students should log into charmsoffice.com regularly and stay current with their choir’s calendar. It’s going to be a great semester!
ORCHESTRA NEWS: Be sure to join us on Facebook or YouTube on Friday Jan 22nd at 7 PM for the premiere of our latest concert. We will be premiering our Electrify Your Symphony with Special Guest Mark Wood. It will truly be epic. Find our social media channels at the bottom of our website: TWHSOrchestra.org
TWHS THEATER: Lights! Camera! Live stream! You don’t even need to leave your couch to partake in The Woodlands High School’s latest production full of dazzling acts, scenes, and singing. We give you Cabaret! Stream the night away indulging in acts involving anything from tap, rock n’ roll, juggling, and everything in-between. Anything is on the table on for this admission free extravaganza January 21 - 23 and January 25th at 7 pm, and since this is live theatre being streamed directly from our theater, no one stream is the same! 2020 has been full of surprises, but we want to give you a wonderful one. All you need to do to join in on the magic is simply go to www.twhstheater.com and nab a ticket for you or your family, sit back, enjoy, and donate to our department!
You can learn more about this star-filled night at twhstheater.com. To get a look at behind the scenes and more from our cast and crew, follow our Facebook (TWHS Theater) and Instagram (@twhstheater)! We can’t wait for you to relish in our one-of-a-kind experience you can only find here at TWHS Theater!
DRONE EXPO: Our TWHS Air Force JROTC Aerospace Team will host our Fifth Annual Drone Expo on Saturday, February 6th, from 1-3pm in the Senior Campus main gym. This free event is open to EVERYONE from all high schools and feeders in our district. We will adhere to district COVID protocols on mask wearing and social distancing. There will be a variety of competition categories (with some nice prizes!) as well as demonstrations and exhibits to learn about aviation (manned and unmanned) as a profession, sport, and hobby. You do not have to be in JROTC to compete but competitor slots are limited, so please contact Lt Col McMartin at email@example.com if you’d like to sign up to compete—you must provide your own quadcopter and associated equipment.
JROTC: We wish our Drill, Marksmanship, and Academic Teams luck as they compete (virtually) in the Oak Ridge Meet this Saturday! Awards will be announced to the team via Zoom ceremony next Friday (the 29th) at 3pm.
We will have a Parent Info Night Zoom meeting Wednesday, January 27th, from 7-8pm. Details have been mailed to parents of rising freshmen. For other prospective cadets and their families, we have posted this year’s recruiting video to the school’s Online Elective Fair page.
The Aerospace Team will have a session on how to talk to Air Traffic Control on the radio Friday, January 29th, at 3:30pm in the Senior Campus classroom. All cadets are welcome to attend this fun interactive session!
Our next Booster Club Meeting will be Tuesday, February 9th, 7pm via Zoom. Details coming soon!
SENIOR DUES: Seniors--you can now go onto the TWHS Webstore 5 at https://twhs.conroeisd.net/school/our-campus/school-webstore/ to pay for your seniors dues. They are $90, but they will go up to $100 on February 1st. Seniors dues help pay for prom, graduation, and the senior picnic. If any questions, please contact Mr. Klapesky in grade level.
Spirit Wear Winter Sale:
TWHS PTO Spirit Wear is having BOGO 1/2 off Winter Sale. You can purchase our short sleeve red and green TWHS Comfort Color shirts as a Buy One Get One 1/2 off.
- Grey Comfort Color “Highlander Strong”$8.00 (limited sizes available).
- Youth, Highlander Too! (sponsored) shirts for $8.00.
- “W” green running shorts in L, XL, and XXL for $5.00 (limited sizes available)
- “W” masks for $10.00 (limited quantities available).
Please keep a lookout for more sales in the coming weeks.
Visit our online store or purchase at the Front Desk of either Main or 9th grade campus.
MEMBERSHIP: TWHS PTO Membership is open! This year TWHS PTO plans to use the majority of the Membership Drive funds to help our
Main and 9th Grade Campus with PPE to keep our schools open and our Staff and Students healthy.
Please JOIN the TWHS PTO at the $20 level or more if you are able.
STAFF APPRECIATION: The PTO is supporting faculty and staff with Snack Stations in break-rooms at the Main and 9th Grade campuses. Thank you to all the parents who have contributed. Faculty and staff appreciate your ongoing support! If you would like to receive further details and/or be included on the staff appreciation mailing list, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our website to join the PTO Staff Appreciation Committee.
TRAFFIC: Due to the increase in number of students coming to school, morning traffic has become more of an issue. We are seeing an increase in students being late after the 7:20 bell. To prevent being late for school, we are asking student drivers and parents transporting their students to school to make plans to arrive earlier.
BUS TRANSPORTATION: Due to the increased number of students attending school, the District is asking parents who can bring their student to school to please do so. This will help with ridership on buses and the ability to combine routes when needed due to driver shortage.
SUBSTITUTES & BUS DRIVERS: Looking for an opportunity to help our schools? Conroe ISD is now hiring bus drivers and substitutes for paraprofessionals and teachers at all levels! Please visit http://tiny.conroeisd.net/cjR4r for more information and to complete an online application.
TAPR ACCOUNTABILITY: The Woodlands High School 2019-2020 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) has been posted on our school's profile page. The accountability reports can be accessed using the following steps:
From the TWHS or TWHS-9 website:
· Go to "Our School/Campus"
· Click “View School Profile"
· Select “Accountability Reports”
· Click “2019-2020”
· Select "Texas Academic Performance Report "
NUTRITION: Students must have an ID or a copy/image of their meal card to purchase a breakfast/lunch. The meal card can be obtained from Student Access on the homepage. For students on the 9th grade campus, every student is provided one free student ID. Replacement IDs can be purchased on the TWHS Webstore for $6. After purchase, students should bring their receipt to the school to receive their replacement ID.
Free breakfasts and lunches for all students continue through the extension of the Federal Government National Seamless Summer Program. This program is scheduled to run through the end of December or when Federal money runs out
FRONT OFFICE ATTENDANCE: Virtual Students will continue to complete the Daily Attendance assignment for each class according to the RED/GREEN Calendar.
Absences will accrue and all attendance policies will be in effect for all students. Students must be in attendance at least 90% of the time that classes are in session.
To report an absence, please call:
9th Grade (832) 592-8025
10th Grade (936) 709-1233
11th Grade (936) 709-1234
12th Grade (936) 709-1236
A full explanation of policies concerning attendance can be found in the TWHS Student/Parent handbook. The Attendance Office staff will happily answer any questions and assist you with any attendance related concerns. Feel free to call the numbers above at any time. You may leave a message if you call outside of the 7:00 to 3:00 office hours.
Conroe ISD utilizes the School Messenger program to communicate to parents and guardians using email, phone and text messages. Parents and guardians must OPT-IN to receive text messages. If you would like to receive SMS (text message) notifications on your mobile device, please text "Y" to 67587.
Failure to opt-in could result in not receiving timely or emergency text messages from Conroe ISD or The Woodlands High School. For more information, please visit
If you need to update your child's school record with new or additional parent/guardian contact information, please contact the respective campus registrar:
TWHS Main Campus - Greta Champion - email@example.com
TWHS 9th Grade Campus - Carolyn Czubinski - firstname.lastname@example.org
CONROE ISD TECHNOLOGY HELP DESK:
Conroe ISD will have a Technology Help Desk to assist teachers, students, parents, and guardians with Canvas, Seesaw, Parent Access, or Student Access. The Help Desk is available weekdays beginning Monday, August 10, from 7:30 AM until 9:00 PM. You may reach the Help Desk by emailing email@example.com or calling 936-709-7658. Canvas users can also click the 'Help' button prior to logging in for assistance.
The Woodlands High School Calendar
January 25, 2021 – February 6, 2021
Monday, January 25, 2021
Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 226
Student Council Meeting 6:00 Cafeteria
Interact Meeting 7:00 Cafeteria
Cabaret Showcase 7:00 Virtual
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Boys Soccer vs Klein Collins 5:00 TWHS
Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 302
Boys Basketball vs Willis 5:30/7:00 TWHS
Lady Highlander Basketball @ Willis 5:30/7:00 Willis High School
Girls Soccer @ Clear Springs 5:45/7:00 Clear Springs High School
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
UNICEF Meeting 6:30 LGI
Model United Nations Meeting 3:00 LGI
Boys Soccer @ Magnolia West 4:30 Magnolia West High School
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 302
Friday, January 29, 2021
Varsity Tennis Lone Star Classic @ Pearland
Boys Soccer @ John Tyler 4:00/5:45 Crockett Stadium
Boys Basketball @ Oak Ridge 5:30/7:00 Oak Ridge High School
Lady Highlander Basketball vs Oak Ridge 5:30/7:00 TWHS
Saturday, January 30, 2021
Orchestra UIL Region 9 Solo & Ensemble Contest @ TWHS
Boys Soccer vs Paetow 10:00 TWHS
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Monday, February 1, 2021
Highlanders For The Environment 3:00 Room 312
Scuba Club Meeting 3:00 LGI
Girls JV Soccer vs Atascocita 5:00 TWHS
Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 226
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
HOSA Meeting 6:50 a.m. LGI
Freshman Tennis @ Madisonville
Girls JV Soccer @ Kingwood 4:20 Kingwood High School
Boys Soccer @ Paetow 4:30 Legacy Stadium
Boys Basketball vs Grand Oaks 5:30/7:00 TWHS
Lady Highlander Basketball @ Grand Oaks 5:30/7:00 Grand Oaks High School
Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 302
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
UNICEF Meeting 6:30 LGI
Model Nations Meeting 3:00 LGI
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Theatre Thespian Meeting 3:00 Auditorium
Track Boys/Girls Practice Meet 4:00 TWHS
Diving Region 4 Championship 3:30/5:00 CISD Natatorium
Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 302
Friday, February 5, 2021
Science NHS 6:30 a.m. LGI
Varsity Tennis @ TWHS
Girls Swimming Region 4 Championship 3:30/5:00 CISD Natatorium
Boys Basketball @ Conroe 5:30/7:00 Conroe High School
Boys Soccer @ Willis 5:45/7:00 Willis High School
Girls Soccer vs Willis 5:45/7:00 TWHS
Saturday, February 6, 2021
Choir Solo & Ensemble @ College Park High School
JROTC Drone Expo 1:00 TWHS
Boys Swimming Region 4 Championship 3:30/5:00 CISD Natatorium
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.