Wildcat Weekly

2022-2023 Vol. #4 August 13, 2022

WELCOME TO THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR WILDCATS!


We're excited to welcome all of our students back on Tuesday morning! Please read this week's edition carefully and pay special attention to our expectations and procedures for a successful first week!


#GOCATSGO!

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First Day Reminders:

We have new hours this year! The first tardy bell is at 7:20 am and school will dismiss at 2:35 pm. For the first day only, Seniors with late arrival will need to arrive by 8:30 am and report to the library to pick up their schedules.


Take a look at the 1st DAY ONLY bell schedule below. We will resume our normal, but new, bell schedule on Wednesday, August 17th (posted towards the bottom of this week's newsletter).


Schedules will be released in Home Access Center at noon on Monday, August 15th. On Tuesday, all students will report to first period to pick up their official schedules and ID Badges. Please make note of your first period class and location when viewing your schedule in HAC (take a screenshot!). TMHS personnel will be available to help those who need assistance locating their 1st period class.


Schedule changes will not take place on Monday or Tuesday of the first week of school. The deadline to make elective schedule changes was in February. Level changes will take place at the end of the third week of school.

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Attention TMHS Juniors!

As a Junior, your student may have the opportunity to enroll in Pass/Fail elective courses based on the courses they have selected. TMHS has created a presentation to further explain the requirements and application process. The presentation and application can be found on the link below. This process must be completed before 11:59 p.m. on Monday August 15th.


TMHS Pass / Fail Elective Course Communication


For questions or further information, please contact your student’s counselor.

Student Parking

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


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

Student ID Badges

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


Student ID Badges

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


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

Student Dress Code Reminders

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


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

- All male students must be clean-shaven and may not display any piercings including the ear. Hair cannot extend past the bottom of a dress collar or tshirt neckline.

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

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

- Student hair must be that of natural color.

- Pajamas are not acceptable.


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


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

School Safety

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

Thursday, August 11th at 7:30 p.m. on Wildcat Field. Note the time change to 7:30!


FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL:

Tuesday, August 16th (see the new TMHS bell schedule below).


Other fall dates to remember:

September 2nd: Senior night at the Varsity Football Game

September 28th: Homecoming Rock the Block Parade and Pep Rally

September 30th: Homecoming Football Game

October 1st: Homecoming Dance

October 14th: Patriotic Game

October 25th: Underclassman school photos (1st opportunity)

October 28th: Fine Arts Senior night at the Varsity Football Game

November 11th: Veterans Day Program at TMHS

November 29th: Underclassman school photos (2nd opportunity)

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Senior Class of 2022 - 2023!


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


SENIOR PICTURES

If you would like to schedule a photo session with Blu Moon Photography at their studio, you can call them and schedule an appointment. The Yearbook submission photo deadline is November 5, 2022. Click here for the Blu Moon Photography brochure.


SENIOR DATES-Very important

Click here for the most current dates. I have had several questions regarding the date for Graduation. This date will not be set until later in the Fall. We will let you know the date as soon as we get the information. As of right now, it has not been set.

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From your Class of 2023 SPO

Your Class of 2023 SPO encourages you to get involved and check out everything SPO related below!


All Senior Parents! Mark your calendars and spread the news about our first Senior Parent Organization (SPO) meeting of the year! Please plan to attend on Wednesday, 8/17 @ 6:30pm in the LGI room. Lots of important information will be discussed and you won't want to miss it!


We will have volunteer sign ups for every senior event, you will know which social media platforms to use to stay in-the-know, and SPO membership shirts will be handed out during this time (assuming you signed up). These are just a few of the topics that will be discussed. Come meet the board!


SPO Website:

Home


SPO Membership:

https://my.cheddarup.com/c/tmhs-spo-2023-memberships-copy


Class of 2023 Spirit Gear:

https://my.cheddarup.com/c/senior-2023-spirit-gear-copy?cartVisible=0


SPO Facebook:

Tomball Memorial HS Class of 2023 Parents | Facebook


SPO Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/tmhs_spo_2023/


SPO Remind:

https://www.remind.com/join/tmhsspo?fbclid=IwAR3fsx7q6Mazudd7rEqzj-CViu2Q-SPZJZX79-vkjfqEaFpU4T45J0SXJx8

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Win a Car!

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


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

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2022 Wildcat Football Season Tickets

Click the button for information on season tickets for the 2022 football season! Single game tickets will go on sale the week of each game.

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Student Cell Phone Guidelines

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


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


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

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TMHS Staff Contact and Social Media Links

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


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

Tomball Memorial High School

Your 2022 - 2023 TMHS Administration and Counseling Staff


Dr. Jeff Bailey - Principal


Jill Hayes - Associate Principal of Curriculum and Instruction


Charlie Gerszewski - Associate Principal of Building and Operations


Jade Lopez - Assistant Principal

(Alpha office A - Chi and sophomores Po - Z)

Sheri Forsyth - Counselor (Alpha office A - Chi)


Grant Granquist - Assistant Principal

(Alpha office Cho - Gui and Freshman Po - Z)

Brenna Williamson - Counselor (Alpha office Cho - Gui)


Laykin Luker - Assistant Principal

(Alpha office Gul - Mai and Juniors Po - Z)

Erika Zeno - Counselor (Alpha office Gul - Mai)


Meredith Henry - Assistant Principal

(Alpha office Mak - Pl and Seniors Po - Z)

Alfred Jones - Counselor (Alpha office Mak - Pl)


Lashelle Nix - Lead Counselor

Alpha office all students Tho - Z


Mark Floyd - Counselor

Alpha office all students Po - Thi


Norma Phelan - Counselor

College and Career



Meet the TMHS Feeder School Administrators:


Kevin Williams - Principal at Willow Wood Jr. High

Kim McKinney – Principal at Grand Lakes Jr. High

Caitlin Cain – Principal at Northpointe Intermediate

Sara Rush – Principal at Oakcrest Intermediate