Wildcat Weekly

2022-2023 Vol. #17 November 12, 2022

Welcome back to the weekly! We have enjoyed another great week at TMHS!


While we've wrapped up our fall competition seasons with a trip to the playoffs for Wildcat Football, Volleyball, Tennis, Boys Water Polo, Girls Water Polo, Cross Country, and a run to the State Competition for the Roarin' Blue Band, we are spring boarding right into our next round of events! Basketball for the boys and girls is off to a great start, our competition cheer team is back on the competition floor, the second theater production is underway, swim and dive are hard at work, and soccer is right around the corner. With everything ramping back up, it's a great time to get involved in all the extra-curricular activities, clubs, and organizations available at TMHS!


Only one more week before we head off to Thanksgiving break - make it a good one!


#GOCATSGO!

Student Council invites the Tomball Memorial community to donate non-perishable goods, household items, and toiletries to our Annual Thanksgiving Drive! All donations will go to St. Vincent de Paul Society's food pantry in Tomball. This year donations will be sorted under each TMHS Administrator, and the administrator with the most contributions will dress as a turkey for a day!

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Attention Seniors and Senior Families


TMHS has kicked off their Senior FAFSA CHALLENGE (Free Application for Federal Student Aid!) This is a state requirement for all graduates in the Class of 2023. The deadline for completion is December 12, 2022.


Please see the informational flyer for more details. Any FAFSA questions can be directed to your student's counselor.


TMHS FAFSA CHALLENGE INFORMATION



Click HERE for FAFSA info and to get started.


For general questions call Norma Phelan at

281-357-3230 ext. 1027 or email at normaphelan@tomballisd.net

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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.


Caps and gowns

If you missed out on the opportunity to purchase your cap/gown or graduation announcements on campus this week, you can visit www.balfourgrad.com to make your order.


From the Yearbook Staff

Honor your senior with a special recognition ad in our yearbook. The deadline to reserve your space is December 31, 2022. All you have to do is select your ad size, submit your picture(s) and text to Balfour, and the yearbook staff will do all of the work. Once the ad is created, the yearbook staff will send it to you for approval! All ads are in color!

Click this LINK and scroll to the middle of the page and click the green section that says “Yearbook Products and Ads” to get started.


FAFSA

Completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) is now a graduation requirement. You can access the application by going to www.studentaid.gov If you have any questions about the FAFSA, please contact your Senior’s Counselor.


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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SPO Project Prom Fundraiser

Denim & Diamonds "Casino Night"

An 80's style adults-only fundraiser benefiting Senior 2023 Project Prom!


This fun-filled night features delicious food, beer, wine, music, a raffle, silent auction and Vegas-style casino action!

Don't miss this exciting annual event! Invite your friends!


Houston Distributing Company

7100 High Life Dr.

Houston, TX 77066


November 12, 2022

6:00pm - 10:00pm


Buy your event tickets HERE!

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JOINT PTO!!


The TMHS PTO Membership drive is in full swing! Our memberships help support the Chick-fil-a reward lunches each 9 weeks.


https://pto-membership-12063.cheddarup.com


***Volunteering is not required.***

Join TMHS JROTC!

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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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Dates to remember:


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

February 11th: Mr. Wildcat!

April 17th: Spring NHS Induction

May 9th: Top 10% Celebration

Lunch Drop-off Changes

Parents - Out of an abundance of caution and care, we are changing the way we receive lunches you may drop off for your students. If you drop off lunch for your student, you will be required to show ID to the front desk just as you would to check out a student (the person dropping the lunch MUST be listed on the student contact list). We will then label the lunch for your student and place it on a table inside the front office. When your student comes to retrieve their lunch, they will need to show their student ID to take the lunch with them.


Reminder: Door Dash, Uber Eats and other food delivery services are NOT allowed to send students food during the school day.

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!

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.


Click HERE to purchase a new ID if necessary.


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

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.


**Senior reserved painted parking spots are SOLD OUT**

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.

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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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