The Tartan Tribune

McCullough Junior High School - November 5, 2021

Salute to Our Veterans

Conroe ISD will hold its annual Salute to Our Veterans program on Thursday, November 11th, at 10 a.m. at Woodforest Bank Stadium. This patriotic event is open to the public and features students from JROTC units across the District. Anyone unable to attend in person is invited to view the livestream on the Conroe ISD YouTube Channel.

McCullough Veterans Day Poster Display

Our eighth grade students have been working on their Veterans Day Poster Project. These posters will be displayed outdoors on our campus near the horseshoe the first week of November through November 14. We invite you to come by to view your student's work at your convenience.

Reporting a Student Absence

Please call the 24-hour Attendance Line if you need to report a student absence.

24-hour Attendance Line...832-592-5111

Early Release Request

Please call or send your student with a note or the Early Release Request Form (linked below) if you need to pick up your student before the end of the school day. Please to do not send the note or form via email as it could get overlooked.

Early Release Request Form

Attendance Line: 832.592.5111

Pie An Educator Fundraiser Supporting CISD's Children in Santa's Dreams Toy Drive

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Theatre Presentation on November 11th & 12th

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Conroe ISD Calendar Survey for 2022-23

Conroe ISD’s District-Level Planning and Decision-Making Committee is charged with developing a school calendar to recommend to the Board of Trustees for adoption. The Committee is currently seeking feedback from families, staff members, and the community. Please complete the survey below to help them with this process. The survey will close on Friday, November 12, at 4 p.m.

2022-2023 Calendar Survey

Open House for 8th Grade Rescheduled - Jan. 6

We have re-scheduled 8th Grade Open House to Jan. 6, 2022. Parents will have an opportunity to meet their child's teachers that evening beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Mid-term and Final Exam Schedules Posted

Both our mid-term and final exam schedules are now posted on our website.

Mid-terms begin on Tuesday, December 14th and continue through Friday, December 17th.

Exams for junior high courses will count for ten percent of the semester average. Exams for high school credit courses will count for fifteen percent of the semester average.

McCullough Junior High School has a policy of no early mid-term or final exams. Students who are absent during the scheduled exam time can make up their mid-term exam when they return to school in January.

Please click on the links below to view the schedule details.


Counselor Update

November is a busy month in the Counseling Center. Counselors will be conducting makeup sessions over the next two weeks for 8th graders who were absent for four-year planning.

On November 10th, counselors will present a zoom lesson on resiliency during advisory period.

On Thursday, November 18th, counselors will host our second Coffee Talk covering Parenting Strategies for Teens in the LGI at 8:05. This session will be in-person with a live Zoom link. Link will be sent via a separate email.

Lastly, Generation Texas Week is November 15-19. Gen Texas connects students to college and career education by discussing financial aid, choosing classes for high school and beyond, and exploring other career opportunities and programs. We will have the following themed days in conjunction with Gen Texas:

Monday: Dress Texan to kick off Gen Texas week.

Tuesday: Wear college shirts.

Wednesday: Wear a TWHS shirt to transitions day.

Thursday: Wear camo to highlight military and trade/technical schools.

Friday: Wear green as we discuss financial aid and paying our way to the future.

Referral Requests for Gifted and Talented Testing

Referral requests are now open for the Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until late January, referral requests are accepted at this time. Referral requests can be made by the parents and/or teachers. If you are interested in referring your child, you may want to discuss this with your child’s teacher at conferences. Referrals will be accepted through December 17th. You can find the referral form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage.


Morning Tutoring

Students should check with their classroom teacher for tutorial location and availability per subject. Morning tutorials begin at 8:05 a.m.

PAWS After School Tutoring Mondays through Wednesdays

What: An after-school study hall where students can have time specifically set aside to complete their homework or get help in different subjects. We will have McCullough teachers available to help.

Where: PAWS is held after school in the downstairs library.

When: Monday-Wednesday from 4:10-5:00 beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021

What should I bring? Come prepared with homework and any supplies you might need. Be sure you have enough to work on until 5:00. Students will not be dismissed early from PAWS and must remain in the library the entire time.

How do I get home? A parent or guardian must pick you up at 5:00 p.m. at the front of the building when PAWS is over. There is no late bus. All students from PAWS will leave together and go to the covered horseshoe at the front of the building to wait for their ride.

Teach 2 Learn Information

Hello McCullough parents and students!

We are Teach 2 Learn, a local student-run nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring students with career-applicable passions through interactive workshops. You may remember us from last year if you have participated in our workshops before. Many of us are experienced with science fair, computer science, math, speech & debate, and Destination Imagination, especially on a competitive level. We have won awards at all levels of competition, ranging from Houston-area to international. We hope to use our experiences and skills to help students find a passion that they can pursue in the future.

We meet at McCullough after school every Monday in B110.

Our Website:

Our Discord (where workshops are held):

Video on how to use Discord:

Our Remind: Text @t2lstudent to 81010

Workshop Schedule:


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McCullough JHS PTO

The PTO would like to thank all of the volunteers who laminated and hung the posters for McCullough’s Veterans Day display. It looks wonderful and is a beautiful tribute to the Veterans in our community! The posters will be up through November 14th.

Go Highlanders!!!

Candy Grams Are Back!

Candy Grams are a fun way to send a treat to a friend at McCullough. They will be sold during all lunch periods December 1-3 and cost $1 cash. Students fill out a tag with a To/From section and the gourmet lollipops will be delivered on December 8th during advisory.

Staff Appreciation Luncheon

We would like to thank our Staff Appreciation committee for treating our teachers each month. In September we were able to stock all of the teacher lounges with snacks and drinks and in October we fed our teachers a Nacho Bar lunch with a tailgating theme!

There are also many other volunteer opportunities. If you would like to get involved please fill out the Membership & Volunteer form below.

McCullough Student Directory

The student directories are completed and will be distributed before Thanksgiving Break. If you purchased a McCullough PTO membership you will automatically receive a directory. If you would like to purchase a membership, please see the link

PTO - McCullough Spirit Wear

If you were unable to stop by the McCullough Spirit Wear table during orientation, or simply wish to view all of the new merchandise, click the link below to see the new styles.


Free Bagpipe Lessons at TWHS

The Bagpipe Club at TWHS is taking recruits to learn the art of playing the bagpipe. Club members play a big role in Highlander life. They pipe at football games, rallies, banquets, and other sporting events.

A class of beginners is forming end of October at TWHS. The club meets Monday afternoons.

Contact Craig Livingston at or call 936.273.7329.

Craig Livingston

TWHS Piping Instructor


History Instructor Montgomery College 25 years

Chess Club

Are you a chess master or a newbie trying to remember where the horse moves? Either way come to chess club and play a game or teach us some new strategies. Chess Club meets every Green Thursday at 8:05 a.m. in B222 and B221. Join chess club, all skill levels are welcome.

Dungeons & Dragons Club

Students are invited to participate in the excitement and adventure of Dungeons and Dragons Club. D& D is a roleplaying game that is all about storytelling in worlds of sword and sorcery. To join the club, just show up at 8:00 am (or whenever you arrive at school) on Wednesday mornings in the downstairs library. If you haven't played before, we will be happy to show you how. Our meetings begin this week and will take place every Wednesday morning before school starting at 8:00 am in the downstairs library. We hope to see you there!

For more information, please contact Donna Meyer at email address:

Fashion Industry Club

Are you a fashionista? Do you enjoy the beauty of art within anything like, clothes, shoes or hats? The Fashion Industry Club is taking members to be a part of the Fashion Industry. Join today to explore the world in fashion. Applications are in Mrs. Murphy’s room in B201. First meeting is Monday, September 20th at 4:10 p.m. in B201.

McCullough Green Recycling Team

Join the McCullough Green Recycling Team! We collect and process recyclables and promote waste reduction.
  • Share your passion for the environment with others
  • Be a leader and make a difference
  • Do something positive with other students
  • Enjoy an active advisory

Visit Mrs. Van der Stock in B209 to pick up an application.

Manga Mondays

Do you enjoy Japanese graphic novels and anime? Join us for Manga Mondays! Meetings are from 8:05 am to 8:40 am in room B213.

Origami Club

Welcome paper folders of all levels of skill, whether you can fold a crane or just fold a piece of paper in half, we have a place for you in Origami club! Come make friends, widen your circle, and learn a relaxing skill in the process. Come fold away your stress in B221 starting Sept 15 before school (8:10-8:45). See Ms. Gregg or Ms. Dougherty for more information.

Woodlands Rugby

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Tentative Dates 2021-22 School Year - New Dates are Bolded

Fall Semester

Nov. 8 -12 Pie an Educator Fundraiser

Nov. 11 - 12 Fall Theater Show

Nov 15- 19 Generation Texas Week

Nov. 18 Counselor Coffee Talk - 8:05 LGI

Nov. 22-26 Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec. 14 - Dec. 17 Midterm Exams
Dec. 17 - Student Early Release Day

Dec. 20 - Winter Break Begins

Spring Semester

Jan. 5 - First Day of Spring Semester

Jan. 6 - 8th Grade Open House

Jan. 11 Rising 7th & 8th Grade Parent Information Night 6:00 P.M.

Jan. 13-14 Spring Pictures

Jan. 17 - School Holiday

Jan. 24 - Elective Night for Rising 9th Graders - TWHS (Date Change)

Jan. 24 -Feb. 1 - Rising 9th Grade Registration Week

Feb. 18 - School Holiday

Feb. 21 - School Holiday

Mar. 7-9 - Cheerleader Tryout Clinic

Mar. 10 - Cheerleader Tryouts

Mar. 11 - Student Holiday

Mar. 14-18 Spring Break

Apr. 11 - 14 Highland Girl Clinic

April 15, 18 - School Holiday

Apr. 19 - 22 - Highland Girl Clinic

Apr. 23 - Highland Girl Tryout

Apr. 26 - 28 - Color Guard Clinic

Apr. 29 - Color Guard Tryout

May 3 - Algebra EOC - Paper Version (online window - 5/3 -5/13)

May 5 - Grade 8 Science - Paper Version (online window - 5/5 - 5/20)

May 6 - Grade 8 Social Studies - Paper Version (online window - 5/10 - 5/20)

May 10 - Grade 7 & 8 Math - Paper Version (online window - 5/10-5/20)

May 11 - Grade 7 & 8 Reading - Paper Version (online window - 5/10-5/20)

May 23-May 26 - Final Exams

Helpful Links

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Assistant Principals


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McCullough JHS Contact Information

Main Office.....................................832.592.5100

24-hour Attendance Line...............832.592.5111

McCullough Fax.............................832.592.5116


Clinic Fax........................................832.592.5127

Counselor's Office..........................832.592.5194