The Woodlands High School
Highlander Happenings September 2 – September 14, 2019
ADVISORY SCHEDULE - We will begin Advisory on September 11, 2019.
EVENING TUTORIALS - Evening tutorials are offered for Math and Science help on the senior campus from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in room 302. Students should bring their assignments to work on during this time. This is a come and go opportunity for students. The tutorials are staffed by TWHS math and science teachers. Students are expected to sign in and out on the iPad.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMS -
Students that will be taking Advanced Placement Exams in May 2020 must complete the new registration process implemented by College Board.
The exam ordering process is TWO parts. Both have to be completed by the November 3, 2019, deadline to guarantee an exam on test day and avoid late fees, unless specifically described below. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure that both required steps listed are completed.
Step 1. Register for the exam on the https://myap.collegeboard.org/login website using the Join Code provided by your instructor.
*Do NOT create duplicate accounts with College Board
If you do not know your login information begin by using the ‘Forgot Username’ option on the myap.collegeboard.org website – follow the prompts
If you cannot confirm that you have or don’t have an existing account after completing that process, call College Board at 888.225.5427 and they can determine if you have an existing account and they will provide the username. You will then need to go and complete the ‘Forgot Password’ process if you still do not remember you password.
If you are planning on taking an AP Exam but will not be in the course at TWHS during the 2019-2020 school year, you must see Mrs. Shepard in the Grade Level Office to receive the EXAM ONLY Join Code. Students in Exam Only sections will not have access to the online prep materials provided by College Board. The deadline for Exam Only sections is November 3, 2019.
If you are not in the class in the Fall Semester but will be in the class in the Spring Semester, you will register on the myap.collegeboard.org websiter by the February 23, 2020, deadline.
Step 2. Pay for the exam(s) through the TWHS School Cash Online Webstore.
Exams are $100/exam ($55/exam for students in the Federal Free/Reduced Lunch Program - https://www.myschoolapps.com/).
After the November 3, deadline there is a $40/exam late fee for students enrolled in the class in the fall semester, Exam Only sections, and/or Homeschool students.
It is the student’s responsibility to check their myap.collegeboard.org account to make sure that the appropriate exams are ordered and keep a copy of the receipt from the School Cash Online Web Store purchase. A confirmation letter will be sent out after the November 3, deadline for students to check their registration for accuracy.
If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Shepard in the Grade Level Office on the Senior Campus (936-709-1219) or your teacher for assistance.
NINTH GRADE PSAT - For your child’s convenience, the PSAT will be offered at the Ninth Grade Campus on Wednesday, October 16, during the school day. The PSAT/NMSQT is the Preliminary SAT test. The PSAT test is optional and available to all interested freshmen. It is recommended for students who are currently enrolled in geometry or algebra II as freshmen. The cost of the test is $18. The Woodlands High School has purchased a limited number of exams for freshmen to take. Registration will continue through September 30, or until all exams have been sold. To register, please purchase on the online Webstore https://conroeisd.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/13231/195/False/True. Each registered student will receive an official 2019 PSAT Student Guide. For more information about PSAT, please go to the CollegeBoard website at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10.
ENGLISH 1: Required reading for English I is available on the Webstore. These novels are To Kill a Mockingbird ($10) for Pre-AP and Speak ($13) for Level classes. The sales of these books are a fundraiser for the 9th grade campus library.
LIBRARY: The 9th Grade Campus Library is planning a field trip to Tough Elementary to read to the K - 4th graders on Sept. 18 in celebration of Read for a Better Life. Students are turning in permission to travel forms now through Sept. 13.
VOLLEYBALL: The Woodlands Volleyball team hosts College Park on Tuesday, Sep 3rd. Games at 4:30 & 5:30. Come out to the gym and cheer your student/athletes on! This team is 26-2 and burning their way through the competition!
FRESHMAN PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT: – Sept. 16th in the Auditorium (at the Senior Campus)
The program will start at 7:00 p.m.
A copy of the Parent Night Presentations that were given before Open House on August 22, 2019, for 10th/11th grades and 12th grades can be found on the TWHS webpage under the counselor corner webpage. Here is the link:
We will post the freshman parent night presentation online in the same location after Sept. 16th.
College Fair: Mark your calendars parents and students! C.I.S.D. College Fair is October 7th 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 Date: Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
All 10th and 11th grade students will take the test on that day.
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 September 6, 2019. 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 or through the CISD link:
Student Advisories will start on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019. The advisories are 31 minutes in length and are only on Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the school year. Counselors will start guidance in September, one day per month, on a variety of topics. Our first lesson will be on Social Media and will be on September 16, 2019. Parents will be included in our lesson through an email communication with information and resources about the topic at the beginning of the week.
CLUB SPORTS: 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 11th 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.
DECA: Highlander DECA is off to a great start with over 100 attendees at the first meeting of the year. Meetings are every Thursday at 3pm in the LGI.
- To become a member fill out the membership form
- Dues for membership are $30
- Upcoming Field Trip: Houston Rockets Marketing day will be held on Monday October 28, 2019. The cost is $45 and includes a ticket to the game that night.
SCUBA CLUB: Our first Dive Meetup of the year is MONDAY, September 2nd (Labor Day—no school) at Blue Lagoon in Huntsville. All certified divers, including parents and faculty, are welcome to attend. Plan to arrive at 10am when they open—we will be at spot “Gorilla” on the far side of Lagoon 1. Please consult our page at www.twhsscuba.club/meetup.html for important information on directions, fees, and parent requirements if you are under 18—and don’t forget your C-cards!
Our first club meeting will be Monday, September 9th, at 3pm in the Senior Campus LGI (freshmen can take the activity bus from the 9th Grade Campus right after school to get there). We will elect this year’s officers (President, VP, Secretary) so please consider being part of our leadership team! Don’t forget to join our Remind by texting @twhsscu to 81010.
FBLA: FBLA has already had an information meeting and a social; however, you can still join us. We will be electing officers on Wednesday, September 4, at our meeting, in Room 252 at 3:00 pm. If you are interested in running for an officer position, please come by our display across from Room 244 or come to Room 252 to pick up an application. These applications must be filled out and turned in to Mrs. Filer by Tuesday, September 3. To join FBLA you will need to pay dues of $35.00--your $35.00 pays the state and national FBLA dues so that you are a member of the Texas State Organization of FBLA and the National Organization of FBLA; you will also receive our local chapter t-shirt, a member pin, and a membership card printed by the National Organization. Your member entitles you do attend and compete at Area V, State, and National Leadership Conferences. There are also discounts involved. Join TODAY and get information at https://twhs.conroeisd.net/club-fbla/
MEET IN THE MIDDLE: Meet in the Middle Club will have its kick off meeting on Monday, September 9th (CORRECTION), from 2:45-3:30pm in room 107. We will meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month unless there is a school holiday. The purpose of our club is to bring together students of differing intellectual abilities for fun and fellowship. We support our Special Olympics athletes by practicing bocce, track, and basketball. We hope to see you there; new members can join at any time! If you have questions or would consider being part of our leadership team, please stop by room 107 and talk to Mrs. Maberry before school, during lunch or advisory. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org There are links on the webstore to pay club dues and buy a club t-shirt if you'd like to knock this out quickly:
JROTC: Congratulations to cadets Jordan Pimentel and Dylan Anderson for aerospace achievements! Dylan Anderson received a Young Eagles Certificate for participating in an orientation flight after hours of online practice, and Jordan Pimentel received her Solo Flight Wings for successfully flying an aircraft without her instructor on board!
Congratulations to cadets Anthony Campbell, Jace Alling, Isa Devia Luna, Hollie DePriest, Will Beasley, Alexander Sanderson, Dylan Anderson, Nick Verhelle, and Lauren Gerdts on receiving merits for helping to place parking curbs in the parking lot for our brand new JROTC drill training area. They displayed service before self and came on a voluntary basis.
All after-school activities are now in session! Physical training, orienteering, aerospace, drill, and marksmanship are now running weekly for all of our cadets. All cadets are welcome to try any or all of them and find out what suits them best!
Important Upcoming Events: Our next Spirit Night is Wednesday, September 11th, at Willie’s Icehouse. Come support our Booster Club--mention JROTC and Willie’s will donate a percentage of your check. Our Freshman Mixer is Saturday, September 14th, 11:30am to 1:30pm in the 9th Grade Campus cafeteria. All freshmen and their flight commanders (and parents!) are invited for an informal time to get to know each other. Please bring a covered dish or dessert to share!
The Woodlands High School PTO has launched an online Spirit Wear Store! You can purchase all your spirit wear needs online in the comfort of your home.
Here is how it works. Go to https://twhs-spiritwear.myshopify.com/. When you select your items and you are ready to check out, you will see a notes section. In this section please indicate Senior or 9th campus for pick up. Any order that does not make an indication will automatically go to Senior Campus. Once an order is placed please allow 48 business hours to complete. You will receive a notification when it’s ready for pick up. You are then able to head to your designated campus for either you or your student (at appropriate times) to pick up your purchase. All purchases are pick up only at the Front Desk among our in-house spirit wear display.
Thank you to all our volunteers for helping orientation run so smoothly at both campuses. We couldn't have done it without you.
TWHS Improv: The “Surprisingly Funny” Woodlands High School Improv Troupe is thrilled to host their FIRST show of the school year on September 7th at 7 pm in the TWHS Auditorium! Tickets are $5 and all the money raised from the night will be going to The CISD Buddy Backpack Program (Montgomery County Food Bank)! Make sure to bring all your family and friends for a fun night full of family-friendly humor while helping The CISD Buddy Backpack Program!
The Buddy Backpack program is a CISD program that provides nutritious, non-perishable, easy to prepare food to children to ensure they get enough food on the weekends and holidays to avoid hunger when they can't depend on school meals. All food is put in to backpacks for the students to take home and return on Monday. The program is a partnership between CISD and the Montgomery County Food Bank.
ORCHESTRA NEWS: We are very excited to announce our Performance Season, and would like to invite everyone to attend our concerts. If you haven't been to an Orchestra Concert, we encourage you all to come out.
Fall Semester 2019
Sep 14 7 PM Season Premier Concert
Oct 25 7 PM Halloween Spooktacular
Dec 05 TBD Holly Jolly Jingle at the Pavilion
Dec 07 7 PM Holiday Mosaic Concert
6:00 Deretchin Intermediate
7:00 TWHS Philharmonic, Camerata,
Symphony & Chamber
Dec 14 7 PM Trans-Siberian Tribute Concert
TWHS Chamber and Concert
Spring Semester 2020
Jan 23-25 School Musical: Annie Get Your Gun
Jan 30 6:30 PM The Vibe Solo and Ensemble Competition
Mar 21 6:30 PM Spring Classics Concert with McC JH
May 04 7 PM Full Orchestra Concert
May 16 7 PM Orchestra Rocks Concert, End of the year concert with all Orchestras performing and special Senior sendoff.
We are also Selling Orchestra Spirit Items until September 17th. Please Use this link to Browse and Purchase our Spirit Wear Items: https://app.spiritbooster.com/19WHSO/
CHOIR: All of the choir events may be found in the CHARMS calendar - www.charmsoffice.com login: thewoodlandschoir, then your student password.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH - DISTRICT WORKSHOP; TWHS 9TH; 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM; $25 Fee https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfc-BTuv1-jg8vwOl540MKBQxZg-n2nJcOeGol2jX7v8_lLNA/viewform?c=0&w=1
Parents, to volunteer or donate to our concession stand, please contact Bertha Chou at email@example.com
FALL CHOIR PARENTS MEETING AND CONCERT
Be sure to put SEPTEMBER 12th at 6pm ON YOUR CALENDAR!!! You won't want to miss the Parent Meeting and Concert! All choir students will be performing that evening. We will send a separate email with full details about this very important evening.
Saturday, Sept. 14 at Oak Ridge HS. Information will be emailed to all those who signed up to audition.
The CHOIR FALL PARTY originally scheduled for Aug. 31st has been rescheduled to Saturday, Sept. 21st at Forestgate Park. More information will be emailed as we get closer to the date!
YEARBOOK PICTURES: Yearbook pictures for the Ninth Grade Campus are scheduled to be taken during students’ English classes on September 18th and 19th. Yearbook pictures for 10th and 11th grade students at the Senior Campus are scheduled to be taken on September 10th and 11th.
The Woodlands High School Calendar
September 2 – September 14, 2019
Monday, September 2, 2019
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Social Studies NHS Meeting 2:45 LGI
Cross Country Sports Psychologist Meeting 4:00 LGI
Volleyball vs College Park 4:30/5:30 TWHS
Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 302
Highstepper Booster Club Meeting 5:30 LGI
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
FBLA Meeting 3:00 Room 252/244
Mu Alpha Theta Meeting 3:00 LGI
Bass Fishing Club Meeting 6:00 LGI
Thursday, September 5, 2019
FCA Meeting 6:55 am LGI
FR/JV Volleyball Tournament @ College Park High School
Football Freshman White vs Sheperd 4:00 TWHS 9th Grade Campus
Football Freshman Green @ Lamar 6:00 Lamar High School
Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 302
Football JV Green vs Lamar 6:00 TWHS
Football JV Red @ College Station 6:00 College Station High School
Friday, September 6, 2019
Science NHS Meeting 6:45 am LGI
Varsity Tennis vs College Park 3:00 TWHS
Volleyball @ Klein Oak 4:30/5:30 Klein Oak High School
Varsity Football @ Lamar 7:00 Delmar Stadium
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Region 3 Cross Country Preview Meet @ Kate Barr Ross Memorial Park
Choir District Workshop 8:30 am TWHS 9th Grade Campus
Fr/JV Volleyball Tournament @ College Station High School
Improv Show 7:00 TWHS Auditorium
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Monday, September 9, 2019
Highlanders for the Environment Club Meeting 3:00 Room 312
Scuba Club Meeting 3:00 LGI
Interact Meeting 5:00 Cafeteria
Student Council Meeting 6:00 Cafeteria
Theatre Department Parent Meeting 6:00 TWHS Auditorium
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Varsity Tennis @ Klein Oak 3:00 Klein Oak High School
Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 302
Volleyball vs Klein Cain 4:30/5:30 TWHS
Swim/Dive Booster Club Meeting 6:00 LGI
JROTC Booster Club Meeting 7:00 ROTC Classroom
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Football Freshman White vs Grand Oaks 4:00 TWHS 9th Grade Campus
French NHS 6:00 LGI
Thursday, September 12, 2019
FCA Meeting 6:55 am LGI
DECA Meeting 3:00 LGI
Football Freshman Red/Green @ Oak Ridge 4:30/6:00 Oak Ridge High School
Football JV Red/Green vs Bridgeland/Oak Ridge 4:30/6:00 TWHS
Band Booster Meeting 5:30 Room 138 & Band Hall
Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 302
Choir Parent Meeting & Performance 6:00 TWHS
Friday, September 13, 2019
Stronger Together Club Meeting 6:50 am LGI
FR/JV Volleyball Tournament @ Klein High School
Varsity Tennis vs Klein Cain 3:00 TWHS
Volleyball @ Klein 4:30/5:30 Klein High School
Varsity Football @ Oak Ridge 7:00 Moorhead Stadium
Saturday, September 14, 2019
ACT Test 8:00 am TWHS
Cross Country Andy Wells Invitational @ Kingwood High School
Choir District Auditions @ Oak Ridge High School
Orchestra Season Premier Concert 7:00 TWHS
The Woodlands High School
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