The Woodlands High School
Highlander Happenings May 22 – May 25, 2023
TWHS FINAL EXAM INFORMATION
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
Average of 90 or better with only 5 absences
FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE SPRING 2023
Monday, May 22, 2023 - Green Day 6th & 8th Block Exams
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 - Red Day 1st & 2nd Block Exams (Early Release at 11:20 AM)
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 - Green Day 5th & 7th Block Exams (Early Release at 11:20 AM)
Thursday, May 25, 2023 - Red Day 3rd & 4th Block Exams (Early Release at 11:20 AM)
Summer School Registration: Summer school registration has opened for Summer, 2023. If your student is interested in taking an accelerated course such as health, government, etc., please reach out to your student’s counselor to begin the process. In addition, if your student needs summer school for credit recovery, we are able to register your student at this time. However, many parents and students choose to wait until after final exams to register for credit recovery. The deadline to register with your student’s counselor for summer school is Wednesday, May 31. There will be a final registration opportunity at the district wide registration evening event. This will be held on Thursday June 1, 5 – 7pm at TWHS.
Summer school will be at The Woodlands High School this summer. The link for the brochure is: Summer School – Conroe ISD
Quick Reminder: If your child is able to average the first semester failing grade with the second semester passing grade together for an overall grade of 70 or higher, summer school may not be needed. However, if a student fails second semester, the two semester averages cannot be averaged together for credit recovery. All students have to pass the second semester in order to get second semester credit. As always, please contact your student’s counselor with any questions.
The TWHS Counseling Team wishes everyone to have a great summer and we will see all of the underclassmen when we return on Wednesday, August 9, 2023!
Juniors and families—Mrs. St. Romain will be sending out emails over the summer to help get organized for the college application season. Be sure to follow @twhsccc on Instagram, so you don't miss out on some good information!
BOYS BASKETBALL: CONGRATULATIONS to Shey Eberwein as he has been selected to play in the TABC All Star game this Friday night in San Antonio at 7pm at Taylor Fieldhouse. Coach Reed will be the coach as well. This summer Coach Jones will be running our strength and skills sessions in the month of June and high school players can sign up with the form that is on our website at www.highlanderbasketball.org. Basketball camp information can also be found on our site. Have a great summer!!!
GIRLS GOLF TEAM: The Highlander Girls Golf Team placed 3rd in the 2023 6A State Championship. 12 really good teams battled each other and Legacy Hills GC in Georgetown TX for 2 rounds. The Highlanders were in the hunt the entire way. Their team score of 589 would have been low enough to win state in many of the past state championships, but not this one. The state has any one of 6 talented schools that could have claimed the victory.
The Girls were led by sophomore Charlotte Stick (75-70-145) and junior Veronika Exposito (73-72-145). Their 145 1 over par total was tied for 9th place individually. Sophomore Tate Hutcheson tied for 17th with a strong (72-76-148). These 3 girls will be back leading the Highlanders run at state next year!
Seniors Leena Stephens (79-75-154) and Sofia Bastidas (76-77-153) ended fantastic careers for the Highlanders with their 3rd state appearance in a row with solid efforts. Their efforts in the classroom and on the golf course will be missed as Sofia will move on to play golf at Arkansas State and Leena will play at North Carolina State. Both universities will add a good player, great student, and awesome person to their respective teams.
TWHS BASS FISHING TEAM: THSBA State Championship will happen the
is weekend at Sam Rayburn. Congratulations to Rebecca Comeaux and Drew Bouffard and boat team Ty Collura & Aidan Martinez qualifying for this two-day tournament!
Ty and Aidan overall finished in seventh place during the five-tournament 2022-2023 regular season! Next month they will compete in the anglers-of-the-year tournament sponsored by Academy Sports & Outdoors.
Good luck Ty and Aidan!
Our team is starting to plan our 2023-2024 inshore and offshore season. If you like to fish Lake Conroe, Livingston and Sam Rayburn here is your chance to win college scholarships! Offshore (fishing lakes) sign-up will begin in July.
Contact us at email@example.com to be on our team. We walk our boat captains and anglers through the experience of signing up for THSBA and meet to prepare for the five-tournament season. More information can be found here: https://thsba.net/ Currently, TWHS Bass Fishing Team has former anglers fishing at the college level and pro circuit. Join the team to enjoy the competition and fishing as a sport!
SCUBA CLUB: Our club is transitioning from the BAND App to GroupMe, for communication on meetings, dive meetups, etc. We may be able to put together a local dive over the summer if students are interested. To find the GroupMe chat, search in the app for “Scuba Club at TWHS” and request to be added.
9TH GRADE CAMPUS LOST & FOUND: If your student has lost an item such as a sweatshirt, jacket, lunch box, container, or water bottle, please have them check the table in the cafeteria. All items not claimed by the end of the day on Thursday, May 25, 2023, will be donated.
STUDENT LUNCHES: We do not accept food delivery from delivery services during the school day. Services delivering food will be turned away. Pizza delivery, Uber Eats, Door Dash, Grub Hub, etc.. are not permitted.
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.
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.
--For graduating seniors or summer movers, you may request a copy of your child’s vaccine record to be emailed to you or printed for pickup (we do not submit them to colleges/universities) by 12:00 on May 25th. If your child has a Conscientious Objector Exemption on file and is leaving TWHS, you or your student may pick up the original form before May 26th.
---Parents/guardians need to check out any medication that was left in the clinic this year by 12:00 on May 25th, or it will be discarded. We are not allowed to store it over the summer, or send it home with students. If you plan to come on one of the half days during exam week, please be aware that we may only be available while students are on campus; we recommend calling first. The clinic at the main campus can be reached at 936-709-1076, and the 9th grade campus clinic’s phone number is 832-592-8209.
Please notify the clinic if you do not plan to pick up your child’s medication, and prefer for it to be discarded.
---If your child has a medical condition such as asthma, severe allergies, diabetes, migraines, or seizures, please remember that doctor’s orders must be renewed each school year. If you need new forms for next year, you can access them on the Health Services website at https://www.conroeisd.net/department/health-services/important-forms/or your doctor is welcome to use their own form. If your child has a change in health over the summer, please be sure to note that on the online enrollment that you are asked to complete in July. One important item to update on there is any food allergies that your child has. That information is shared with the cafeteria staff, and they will not sell your child any items that are currently listed as an allergy.
Please schedule doctor’s appointments during the summer so that we can have a plan and medication (if needed) in place for the first day of school. Parents are welcome to check in medications beginning on schedule pick-up days at the end of the summer; lines are generally very long on the first day of school.
If your student is participating in athletics or band over the summer and has a chronic condition, they will need to have their plan and any needed emergency medications turned in to the athletic trainers by the first day of practice. If they have orders to carry an Epi-pen, inhaler, or diabetic supplies, they will need to show the coach that they have them.
---If your child has a vaccine or new Conscientious Objector Exemption due over the summer, please be aware they will not be allowed to start school in August, or get a parking space, without first submitting proof that the requirement has been completed. Parents will be notified of these requirements during the month of May.
We hope you and your family have a safe and healthy summer!
--Alana Ansley, RN (Senior Campus) and Erica Falcon, RN (9th Grade Campus)
SUMMER MOVER NOTIFICATION: If you are aware now that you will be moving during the summer and will not be attending TWHS next year, please pick up a Summer Mover Notification form from the registrar on your student’s campus. The form should be completed and signed by a parent/guardian and returned to JoLea Wiskofske, Sr Campus Registrar, or Carolyn Czubinski, 9th Grade Campus Registrar, before the last day of school.
If you become aware after school is out that you are moving out of TWHS attendance zone, please go by the appropriate campus during summer office hours (Mon-Thur 7am-3pm) to complete the Summer Mover Notification form. Thank you.
JoLea Wiskofske, Sr Campus registrar – firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolyn Czubinski, 9th Grade Campus registrar – email@example.com
SMART TAGS: Students must keep their Smart Tags for the next school year. At this time, replacements will only be available for purchase through the school cash online webstore. Put these in a safe place for next school year. They are required for the school bus and will serve as the student ID on campus including library use and cafeteria meal purchases as well as campus based events.
LIBRARY: All library books were due on May 12. Failure to return books and pay fines could result in a loss of parking privileges next school year. You may return books from any CISD campus to the TWHS library until the last day of school. If you need to pay for lost books online, please contact the librarians to get it put on your School Cash Online account. Students may check their library account on the Destiny app in their SSO.
Ebooks are available to read in SORA all summer long. You can log in through the SSO to check out the thousands of choices.
TWHS BAND: Save the dates! Parade practice is July 3. The Woodlands Parade is July 4. Summer Band rehearsals begin July 24. More details will be shared over the summer. Thanks for a year of great performances!
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY: As the 2022-23 school year comes to an end, let's take a moment to celebrate all of the accomplishments of our Seniors in National Honor Society. Congratulations and best of luck to our graduating Seniors!
- 173 members lettered, 135 with honors
- 2000+ hours of service to our school and local community through 45 events
- Chapter members donated close to 10,000 hygiene items, created 500 hygiene kits, and donated all of it to local non-profit shelters
- Veterans Day project saw over 500 cards sent to veterans throughout our community Donated over 1500 books to our local community as part of Read for a Better Life
- Donated almost 200 toys to our JROTC's annual Toys for Tots donation drive
- 1 finalist for the National Honor Society scholarship
JROTC: CONGRATULATIONS, cadets—our program, Air Force Junior ROTC TX-20062, has earned the Distinguished Unit Award with Merit for AY 22-23! This is the highest honor our Headquarters can bestow and it is thanks to your collective hard work and dedication. All cadets will receive this special ribbon to wear on their uniforms. Well done!
JROTC SPIRIT DAY: Support our Booster Club at one last Spirit Day for the school year. Join us at MOD Pizza’s Indian Springs Location any time during the day Thursday May 25th (the last day of school). Mention JROTC and our Booster Club gets a portion of the proceeds. Cadets, friends, and family are welcome!
The Woodlands High School Calendar
May 22 – May 25, 2023
Monday, May 22, 2023
6th & 8th Period Final Exams
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
1st & 2nd Period Final Exams/Early Release 11:20
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
5th & 7th Period Final Exams/Early Release 11:20
Thursday, May 25, 2023
3rd & 4th Period Final Exams/Early Release 11:20
Students Last Day of School
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.