The Woodlands High School

Highlander Happenings May 8 – May 20, 2023

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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


Senior Final Exams:

Friday, May 12, 2023 - Green Day 7th & 8th Block

Monday, May 15, 2023 - Red Day 3rd & 4th Block

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 - Green Day 5th & 6th Block (Early Release for Seniors after 6th block)

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - Red Day 1st & 2nd Block (Early Release for Seniors after 2nd block)

Final Exams:

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)


Conroe ISD District Counseling Staff was able to schedule one final community presentation. Tessa Stuckey will be presenting For the Sake of Our Youth: Parenting in a Tech – Obsessed World. This presentation will be on Monday May 15th 6:30 – 8pm at Grade Oaks High School. Please click here for the flyer. Tessa Stuckey May 15 (2).pdf

Senior Class of 2023: We are getting close to the end of the year. Please make sure that your students are continuing to push themselves in all of their courses. Our counseling staff wants to make sure that our seniors stay on track to graduate in these final weeks. If you have any concerns about graduation and/or classes, please encourage your students to visit with their teachers and their counselors. We hope to see everyone at graduation on May 20, 2023!

Senior Transcript fees have been loaded into the TWHS Webstore. If your senior has ordered more than three official transcripts this year, the fee will be present in their account. All transcript fees must be paid in the Webstore or in person at the TWHS Finance Office prior to receiving graduation tickets.

  1. Here is our Senior Save the Date with our important upcoming senior events.
  2. Senior Awards Night is May 18th 7pm at Woodforest Stadium, and we want to celebrate YOUR SENIOR! If your student has received any scholarships (from a college or elsewhere), is joining the military/going to a military academy, is earning an AP cord (by taking 5+ AP exams) or earning a Dual Credit cord (15+ college credits), please have them submit that information on the Awards Night Form. Students can submit the form as many times as needed, but this is the only way we will know to recognize them.
  3. Seniors who have earned and paid for an honor stole can pick it up in the College and Career Center, Room 251
  4. Feeder School Senior Walk-Our Highlander feeder campuses invite you to attend a special event in your honor. Each school below has prepared an event to celebrate all you have accomplished. If you would like to participate, complete this form.
  5. Mrs. St. Romain is in the process of going to all senior English classes to walk students through the process of ordering a final transcript to be sent to their college. If anything changes about their college choice after their transcript order, students can contact Mrs. St. Romain to get that rectified.

To the Classes of 2024 and 2024: GPA Exemptions Information

The counselors are currently accepting GPA Exemption forms for all current sophomores and juniors for the next school year (2023- 2024). The GPA exemption is in place to allow students to exempt up to two credits during their high school career. Some current juniors took advantage of the GPA exemption this year. If you would like to see further information about the GPA exempt courses, please refer to the Counselor Corner website for more information. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s counselor. The final day to turn in the GPA Exempt application form is Thursday May19, 2023. Reminder: Once this course is put in place and the student starts the course in the fall, the decision cannot be reversed.

Link for GPA Exempt Courses: GPA-Exempt-Courses-1.pdf (

Note: If your student wants to wait and see their final grades this semester, there will be another opportunity to enroll for GPA exemptions in the fall semester. Fall GPA Exempt forms will be accepted through the third week of school. The fall deadline is September 8, 2023. Reminder: Once this course is put in place and the student starts the course in the fall semester, the decision cannot be reversed.

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.

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AP Testing has begun. We are heading into week two. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Spears at

"All Things AP Testing Newsletter" link:


TRACK AND FIELD: Congratulations to the Highlander Track and Field team for winning the Region 2 Championships in the boys division and 5th place in the girls division. The Highlanders have many qualifiers for the state track and field championships in Austin, Texas on May 13, 2023.

Mitchell Blakeslee- Discus

Brian Nwugbana- Triple Jump

Stoya Laydevant- 3200m

Pablo Lesarri- 800m

Gia Kurp- 800m

Boys 4x200m relay- Ethan King, Bryce Cooper, Iliya Dryaba, Tyler Honeyman

Boys 4x400m relay- Ethan King, Alex Clerveus, Parker Stewart, Iliya Dryaba

TENNIS: History has been made for The Woodlands' tennis program. The boys doubles team of Jose Perez and Emilio Lopez, both seniors, got the job done and captured the 6A state title Wednesday, becoming the first Highlanders to accomplish the feat.

Perez and Lopez faced some adversity in the final against Tejas Ram and Noah Hakim from Allen, but the duo ultimately prevailed with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 victory to claim the State gold medals. Perez and Lopez are the first Conroe ISD doubles team or individual to win a state title since the College Park boys doubles team of Nate Lammons and Naveen Beasley took home the gold in 2011. Their triumph also marks just the sixth championship in district history. Carson Moore/Eli Sam, The Woodlands #2 team nearly reached the final, falling to Allen 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 in the semi-finals. Moore/Sam defeated defending State Champion Westwood in three sets in the quarter-finals. Eli and Carson took home bronze medals for their efforts.

Perez and Lopez opened the state tournament with a 7-6 (1), 6-3 victory over Denver Holden and Abhinav Bulusu from Austin Westlake in the quarterfinals. They followed that with a 6-3, 6-1 semifinal win over Leo Hall and Carl Newell from Highland Park. Emilio and Jose finished the 2023 season 25-0. Highlander Freshman Ahona Chowdhury was defeated by eventual State Champion Catherine Shen of Bellaire in the 6A quarter-finals.

LACROSSE: Boys Lacrosse – Varsity A and B District Champions: The varsity (Green) A team defeated Memorial by a score of 13-5 to win the Houston City Championship. The A team finished 8-0 in the district and 17-3 overall, including a win against the then #20 (US rank) Garden City team from NY. They will now advance to the state Super Regional as the #3 seed and face St. Marks (Dallas) the #6 seed on Saturday, May 6 at Alden Bridge Sports Park at 7:00PM. The winner will advance to the State Final Four at Coppell HS in Dallas over the following weekend. In addition, the JV squad finished with an impressive 11-3 record. Congratulations and good luck! Come out and support our team!

In addition, the varsity (Red) B team (4-0 district, 15-3 overall) also won the Houston City Championship, defeating Ridge Point by a score of 12-6. They will advance to the state Super Regional against Magnolia on Saturday, May 6 at Atascocita (Turner Stadium) at 10AM. The winner of this game will play the winner of Smithson Valley v. TMI on Sunday, May 7 at 11AM at the same location. The winner of the Sunday contest will advance to State Final Four the following weekend at Coppell HS in Dallas. Congratulations and good luck! Come out and support our team!

Girls Lacrosse – Varsity and JV District Champions: Both our JV and varsity teams have won the Houston City Championship! The varsity team will play in the state Super Regional on Sunday, May 7th at Alden Bridge Sports Park at 1:30PM. As the Houston city champs, the girls received a bye and will play the winner of a game played on Saturday, May 6 between teams who were still to be determined at the time of this article. Congratulations to all! Good luck and come out and support our team!

BOYS BASKETBALL: Boys Basketball continues to work hard in the weight room and basketball court. Shey Eberwein played in the HABCA All Star game on Wednesday night at the University of St. Thomas and didn't disappoint as he had 17 points with 5 3's in just 18 minutes of playing time. Way to go Shey! Our camps are filling up. Get registered as soon as possible to insure a spot. Information can be found on our website at


Championship in College Station on April 17th & 18th.

Congratulations to Seniors Sofia Bastidas and Leena Stephens, Junior Veronika Exposito, and Sophomores Tate Hutcheson & Charlotte Stick for earning 1st place and qualifying for STATE!

Veronika also placed 2nd individually, scoring 71-75. Congrats to all!

TWHS Girls Golf Team will be competing in the UIL 6A State Championship in Georgetown on May 15th & 16th. Go Highlanders!

BOYS’ GOLF: REGIONAL CHAMPIONS! TWHS Boys’ Golf Team is headed back to STATE!

Congratulations to Seniors Jake Lile, Alex Papayoanou, and Ben Paylor, and Juniors Caden Cox and Daniel Zou for winning the UIL 6A Region II Golf Championship in College Station on April 17th & 18th.

Alex also placed 2nd individually scoring 70-72, and Daniel placed 3rd with 68-74. Freshman Abhay Duggal qualified to join the team as an individual medalist and remained competitive at his first Regional tournament! Congrats to all!

TWHS Boys’ Golf Team will be competing in the UIL 6A State Championship in Georgetown on May 22nd & 23rd. Go Highlanders!

TWHS BASS FISHING TEAM: The best of THSBA Southern Region competed on April 15th at Lake Conroe. Only 30% of those anglers moved on to the State Championship. Congratulations to Rebecca Comeaux and Drew Bouffard for weighing-in three fish for 10.13 lbs (27th out of 192 boat teams). Also, moving on to the THSBA State Championship is Ty Collura & Aidan Martinez. They landed five fish for 13.28 pounds and finished overall in 13th place! Congratulations to all of our anglers that work so hard to qualify for regionals: Ryan Clarke, Ethan Mitchell, Cole Sanders, Aidan Casey, Braedan Wellendorf, Matthew Roth, Michael Wright, Dylan Magee, and Charlie Olsen.

Congratulations to Kaden Brennan & Colton Weddel for winning the McCullough Inshore Team-of-the-Year! They finished the regular season with a total of 397 points (400 possible) out of 26 angler teams. The top thirteen regular season qualifiers from our inshore program fished in the 13fishing Inshore Championship. Ryan Seckt & Beau McFarland won the season ending tournament with five bass weighing 10.52 lbs. Ryan also weighed in the largest bass of 4.1 pounds! Congratulations to our winners and to all of our competitors!

The bass fishing team will be meeting at McCullough to discuss offshore fishing for the 2023-2024 season. We will go over the season schedule, THSBA rules, and how to be a Highlander offshore angler. Class of 2017, Highlander and Bass Pro Hugh Cosculluela will be at the meeting to talk about his high school experience fishing offshore. Put it on your calendar interested anglers: McCullough LGI; May 9th at 6:30.


MEET IN THE MIDDLE CLUB: Our last meeting will be held on Monday, May 8th, from 2:45-3:30pm in room 107. We will be having a pizza party and a candy “bar” to celebrate a fantastic year of inclusion. Thank you to all of our members and supportive parents. We are already looking forward to a great 2023-24! OUR MISSION: to connect students with intellectual disabilities to their typically developing peers for fun, friendship, and fitness activities.

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SENIORS- Don’t miss out on the ALL-NIGHT party held right AFTER graduation- Saturday, May 20th at Main Event for 2023 Graduates only! Doors open at 11pm and are locked at midnight. (No one will be allowed in after midnight). They will open again at 5am when the event ends.

There will be CASH PRIZES, food and drinks, bowling, billards, video games, a money machine, VR games, a Dark Ride, trivia contests, a casino with Texas Hold ‘em, blackjack, and roulette, raffle prizes and more opportunities to win CASH!

The price is $75. This is NOT INCLUDED as part of your Senior dues – Tickets for Graduation Highlanders must be purchased separately. Go to to buy tickets TODAY.


1. VOLUNTEERING to help! This allows the Graduates to enjoy the party without all their parents hanging around! CLICK HERE to get to the website and then to the VOLUNTEER tab where you can volunteer to help. If the link doesn’t work, paste into your browser.

2. PURCHASING items for us to raffle off to the graduates. Look for the Amazon Wishlist under the DONATE tab on the website. This is a great way to help if you are unable to volunteer your time!

3. SPONSORING part or all of one of the planned events, such as the money machine, casino games, candy bar, etc. Also on the DONATE tab of the website above.


This event is paid for ENTIRELY by ticket sales, donations, and corporate sponsorships – we receive no funds from the school, the district (or its sponsorships) or the PTO. All your questions should be answered on the website, but feel free to email with any specific questions.


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:

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: for the 9th Grade Campus 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.

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--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). 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 your doctor is welcome to use their own form. 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.

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.

--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 –

Carolyn Czubinski, 9th Grade Campus registrar –

ACADEMIC TEAM UPDATES: Congratulations to Penelope Steffen, Nixon Gorka, Spencer Snarr and Olivia Merino, who advanced to the State Academic Meet in Current Issues and Events, and Krishan Gupta who advanced in Number Sense. Spencer will also compete in Accounting. Best of luck to these students competing May 17-18 in Austin.

NATIONAL SOCIAL STUDIES HONOR SOCIETY: Congratulations to our 2023-2024 Officer Board!

President: Kinzey Wessner

Vice President Events: Timothy Prather

Vice President Membership: Isabella Llaguno

Secretary: Vaneesha Gangu

Treasurer: Vraj Thakkar

Public Relations Officer: Mia Forir

Community Outreach: Iris Emmanuel

NSSHS is open to juniors and seniors who excel in the study of social studies. Membership applications for the 2023-2024 school year will be available in August.

LIBRARY: Free Comic Book Day is May 6. Stop by your local comic shop to get a free comic and see the new publications!

TWHS BAND: Our Varsity concert band (Wind Ensemble) participated in the UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contest last week. They had a fabulous performance and scored "all 1's" with the judges earning UIL Sweepstakes Award!

TWHS Band is hosting a Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 9. All four concert bands will perform new music and seniors will be recognized. Performances will be in the Auditorium on the main campus. Admission is free. Come support the students in their last performance of the Spring Semester, or their last performance in high school! All are invited!

Tuesday, May 7 @ TWHS Senior Auditorium

6:00 PM - Symphonic Band

6:30 PM - Concert Band

7:00 PM - Symphonic Winds

7:30 PM - Wind Ensemble

TWHS ART: Artist and ninth grader, Ana Uzcategui, competed in State VASE held at San Marcos High School recently. She medaled for her acrylic painting of a New Orleans cityscape titled, “Mardi Gras Enthusiasm”.

JROTC: Our annual Cadet Awards Ceremony is Friday, May 5th, 7-9:30pm in the Senior Campus Auditorium. We hope to see all our cadets, friends, and family there to celebrate!

The annual Hail and Farewell Event is Friday, May 12th, 5-7pm in the Senior Campus JROTC area. Join us for free tacos and snacks as we say goodbye to our graduating seniors and welcoming our cadets joining us next year (inbound freshmen and new upperclass cadets). All incoming JROTC cadets and their families are welcome to attend, tour our facilities, and speak with other cadets, parents, and the instructors. Dress in clothing suitable for playing sports/games, and you may get wet!

Our Kitty Hawk Air Society takes their end-of-year trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science Saturday, May 13th to have a little fun after a year of service projects and tutoring fellow cadets.

Twenty-seven of our cadets will attend the Houston Area Cadet Leadership Course the week after school. This intense 5-6 day program involves nearly 300 cadets from 20 schools, and our attendees are already preparing with after-school sessions the next two weeks.

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!

ORCHESTRA NEWS: Come join us May 13th at 7 PM for our Final Concert of the year, Orchestra Rocks!

We will be performing music from Elvis, Greenday, Queen, Van Halen, Lady Gaga, Rolling Stones, The Beatles, and many more.

Can't join us live? Watch the live stream.

For more information, please read the latest issue of our newsletter:

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The Woodlands High School Calendar

May 8 – May 20, 2023

Monday, May 8, 2023

AP Testing

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Spanish Room 226

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

AP Testing

Astronomy Club Meeting 2:35 LGI 1

Theater Stage Manager Workshop 3:00 Room 138

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

AP Testing

UNICEF Meeting 6:45 am LGI 1

FBLA Meeting 2:35 Room 245

Model UN Meeting 2:45 LGI 1

Evening Tutorials 5:30 English Room 219 & Spanish Room 226

Theatre Showcase

Thursday, May 11, 2023

AP Testing

FCA Meeting 6:55 am LGI 1

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302

Friday, May 12, 2023

AP Testing

FCA Meeting 6:55 am LGI 1

Choir Pop Show

Track State Championship @ UT Austin

Senior Sunset @ TWHS Soccer Fields

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Track State Championship UT Austin

Orchestra End of Year Concert 7:00 Auditorium

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Monday, May 15, 2023

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Spanish Room 226

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Student Council Meeting 5:15 LGI 1

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

UNICEF Meeting 6:45 am LGI 1

FBLA Meeting 2:35 Room 246

Model UN Meeting 2:45 LGI 1

Evening Tutorials 5:30 English Room 219 & Spanish Room 226

Thursday, May 18, 2023

FCA Meeting 6:55 am LGI 1

DECA 2:35 LGI 2

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302

Senior Awards Night 7:00 Woodforest Bank Stadium

Friday, May 19, 2023

Science NHS 2:35 LGI 1

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Band May Day/Open House

Graduation 7:30 Cynthia Woods Pavilion

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.