The Woodlands High School

Highlander Happenings April 12 – April 24, 2021

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ACADEMICS:

2021 TWHS Spring Exam Schedule


Seniors Final Exam Schedule:

May 18th: Red Day: Senior Final Exams 3rd & 4th

May 19th: Green Day: Senior Final Exams 7th & 8th

May 20th: Red Day: Senior Final Exams 1st & 2nd with early dismissal

May 21st: Green Day: Senior Final Exams 5th & 6th with early dismissal


Underclassman Final Exam Schedule:

May 21st: Green Day: Exams 5th & 6th

May 24th: Red Day: Exams 1st & 2nd

May 25th: Green Day: Exams 7th & 8th

May 26th: Red Day: Exams 3rd & 4th


2020-2021 THE WOODLANDS HIGH SCHOOL

SPRING FINAL EXAM EXEMPTION POLICY


All students, 9th through 12th, are eligible for final exam exemptions in the Spring Semester. Students must meet the criteria and the discipline requirement listed below.

  1. Students must maintain an 85-100 class average for the semester (18-weeks)

  2. Any student that has served SAC, DAEP, or OSS while enrolled in a course during the semester of the final exam is not eligible for a final exam exemption for that course.

  3. A student granted a final exam exemption must still attend that class during the final exam period in person or virtually. Students checking in remotely must log on during the synchronous exam time and submit the exemption assignment posted in the Canvas course for that class. If a student that does not attend in person does not complete the online exemption activity during the synchronous time, they will receive a zero (0) for the final exam and then must schedule a time to make up the exam.
  4. To ensure that all students have the opportunity to complete their exams in a distraction-free environment, the attendance office will not be doing early checkouts for students on campus during exam periods. Parents and students should plan accordingly so that students remain in their exam period the entire duration of the exam period if coming in person (both mid-term and final exams).

AP TESTING:

AP TESTING: All AP exams administered at The Woodlands High School will be given during the 1st Administration and In Person. Only students with a qualifying COVID reason (Quarantined, Isolated, Covid Medical Exemption on file prior to April 23, 2021) will be considered for testing after May 17, 2021. Students should plan to arrive by 7:30am for a morning exam, 11:30am for a noon exam and 1:30pm for a 2pm exam. Please be sure to check emails from school messenger, as well as follow The Woodlands HS on Facebook and Instagram for updated information as we get closer to testing. You can also see the College Board website for all testing dates or check with AP teachers. If any questions, please contact Wendi Spears in grade level on the senior campus -- wspears@conroeisd.net


CISD AP Prep Conference - April 19-22, 2021, Limited Space Available Reservations on a first come, first serve basis

Session I: 6pm-7pm

Session II: 7pm-8pm

More information regarding signup coming soon!

SENIOR INFORMATION:

Important Dates For Seniors:

4/21: CISD/EfTA Virtual Job Fair 2:00 to 4:00 PM

April 24th - Prom @ Woodlands Waterway Marriott from 7:00-11:00 PM

  • Senior Dues of $100 need to be paid through School Cash webstore prior to Prom on April 24th. Go onto the TWHS Webstore 5 at https://twhs.conroeisd.net/school/our-campus/school-webstore/ to pay for your seniors dues. Seniors dues help pay for prom, graduation, and the senior picnic. If any questions, please contact Mr. Klapesky in grade level.

April 26th - Deadline for Seniors to submit scholarships to be printed in Senior Awards Night program

May 10th - Senior Awards Night @ Woodforest Stadium 7:30 PM

May 24th - Senior Picnic @ Northshore Park 12:00 to 2:00 PM

May 25 - Graduation Practice @ 8:30 a.m. Meet at TWHS to be bused to Pavilion

May 25th - Graduation @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 7:30 PM


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

COUNSELOR’S CORNER:

GPA Exemptions for the Classes of 2022 and 2023: The counselors are currently accepting GPA Exemption forms for all current sophomores and juniors for the next school year (2021-2022). 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 Friday, May 21, 2021. 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: http://www.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/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 3, 2021. Reminder: Once this course is put in place and the student starts the course in the fall semester, the decision cannot be reversed.


Course Selections for 2021-2022: Counselors have been working diligently for the past several weeks on individual conferences for all current 9th, 10th and 11th grade students. Both campuses should be completed with all of their conferences by April 15. In addition, the final deadline for parents and students to make changes to their course selections for next year is Friday, April 30, 2022.


Dual Credit registration deadline is April 16 – this date is quickly approaching!


Course Verifications: Course verifications are currently available for viewing on either Student or Parent Access. Please look for the REQUESTS tab. Please note that counselors will not complete their Junior meetings and still may have meetings scheduled through Thursday April 15. If your Junior is not showing course selections, please wait to contact their counselor until after Thursday April 15. Important note regarding course selection changes: if your student would like to change a course request they MUST contact their counselor. At this point, changes can not be made on the 4 year plan tab. Deadline to request course request changes is Friday 4/20/2021.


Senior Class of 2021: 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 25, 2021!


Senior Honors/Awards information: Seniors Awards will be held on Monday May 10th at 7:30pm at Woodforest Stadium. Mrs. Villegas, TWHS College and Career Counselor, has emailed all of seniors and their parents with information on our Senior Awards Night as well as pertinent information regarding Honor/Military Cords. If you did not receive this email or would like further information please reach out to our College and Career secretary Mrs. Boetticher rboetticher@conroeisd.net


Summer School Registration: Summer school registration for students who wish to take an accelerated course (such as health) registration will begin on April 19th. For students who need credit recovery, counselors will begin the registration process the end of April, early May on our campus. However, many parents and students wait until after final exams to register for credit recovery. The final registration deadline for on campus registration is not until June 3, 2021.


Summer school will be at The Woodlands High School this summer. The link for the District Summer School website is: https://www.conroeisd.net/department/tl/summer-school/

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.

CLINIC NOTES:

If a copy of your student’s vaccine record is needed to submit to their college or university, you or your student may request it by calling or emailing the clinic at 936-709-1076 or aransley@conroeisd.net. Please be aware that we will not be available after May 27th. If your student has not had an additional dose of the MCV4 (meningitis) vaccine after their 16th birthday, it is required by most colleges and universities for them to be fully vaccinated. You may want to also discuss whether the additional Meningitis B vaccine is appropriate for your child.


If your student has been vaccinated against COVID, please send us a copy or screenshot of that vaccination record via email (Senior Campus - aransley@conreoisd.net, 9th Grade Campus - jffletcher@conroeisd.net), or ask your student to stop by the clinic and we can make a copy, so we can add it to their record. Currently, individuals who have been fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine after an exposure, if they remain symptom-free, you are able to submit proof, and it has been longer than two weeks since their final dose.


From Nurse Jan at TWHS 9th grade campus - If your student calls you and wants to go home, please tell them to come see me first, and we will call you. Some things are OK to go home for, but if it is a Covid symptom I have to have some information before they leave.

ATHLETICS:

WINTER GUARD: The Woodlands High School Color Guard has had a fantastic Winter Guard season this semester and looks to complete their season this month!

IN-PERSON CONTESTS -- They are participating in the Texas Color Guard Circuit (TCGC) live competitions where the "A Guard" (JV) competing against local varsity level teams, has taken 1ST PLACE in their division at each competition! The World Guard (Varsity) has thrilled audiences as they have performed at each competition as the ONLY TEAM in the Scholastic World division (the most elite class in the sport)! Both Guards will be wrapping up their 2021 Winter Guard indoor season with one final live performance at the TCGC local Finale Competition this Saturday at Klein Collins High School. Performance times and Tickets are available at: https://www.texascolorguardcircuit.org/events/30252.


VIRTUAL CONTESTS -- In addition to the local TCGC live competitions, both Color Guard teams have competed virtually in the World Guard International (WGI) Virtual Competition this season. In this competition they are competing with other scholastic guards in their divisions across the United States. Both Guards, along with the McCullough Junior High Varsity and JV Guards have received Excellent and Superior Ratings during the competition, which ADVANCED ALL 4 GUARDS TO THE SEMI-FINALS NATIONAL COMPETITION!!. The World Guard is expected to compete in the Virtual Competition Finals which will take place April 17-18 with viewing through the FloMarching online platform. See the Finals show here: https://www.flomarching.com/events/6867278-2021-wgi-virtual-finals


SEASON WRAP-UP -- This last week they were joined by the three McCullough Jr High Color Guard groups for an exhibition performance and WGI video recording session. The McCullough program is taught by both Mrs. Pajestka, and the TWHS Color Guard Director Ms. Robbins. It was a pleasure to view all 5 groups in a row and see the growth of the program. The Color Guard wants to thank their parents, family members and friends who have sacrificed and supported them throughout this year, allowing them to have a performance season with COVID restrictions. We would also like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank our creative, talented and hardworking Color Guard Director, Ms. Cyndi Robbins and our 4 graduating Seniors: Grace Crissman, AJ Hendrix, Lauren Maynard, and Ashton Jenkins, for their hard work and dedication to the program. Their leadership and example of continuing to practice, learn more and push the boundaries of their skill levels have helped to elevate the program to where it is today.

GO TWHS WINTER GUARD!!!

CLUB NEWS:

PERCUSSION CONCERT: TWHS Percussion is made up of 30 multi-talented musicians who play anything from a snare drum, xylophone, piano, crash cymbals, chimes and all the way to a set of bongos & tom toms. All of these performers have been preparing various percussion ensemble since the start of January and will be putting their talents and combined efforts on display for all to see this Friday!

Come check them out and share your appreciation for their dedication to bringing LIVE MUSIC to you!!

WHAT: TWHS Percussion Ensemble Concert

WHEN: Friday, April 9th

TIME: 6:30PM

WHERE: TWHS Auditorium

Free to the public!! Masks will be required of all attendees.

We hope to see you there!

GO TWHS PERCUSSION!!


SCUBA CLUB: Thank you Club Secretary Emily Mabasa for preparing, and President Rachel Williams for presenting, our discussion on gear components at Monday’s meeting!


Our final club meeting of the year and end-of-year party is Monday, May 3rd, at 3pm in the Senior Campus LGI. We will explore the possibility of an end-of-year dive meetup at Blue Lagoon over Memorial Day weekend. We’ll have snacks, maybe even games, and some really nice donated prizes to give away…must be present to win, and the more meetings you’ve attended over the school year, the more chances you have to win! Freshmen can take the activities shuttle after school to attend. You do NOT have to be scuba certified to attend our meetings—hope to see you there!


FBLA: Upcoming Events:

  • Officer's Only Meeting: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 5:30 pm via Zoom--details to come
  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at 3:00 pm Guest Speaker, Topic: Interview Tactics
  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021, End-of-Year Social and Awards, TBA
  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at 3:00 pm Guest Speaker via Zoom, Topic: Cell Phones--details to come

SCHOOL NEWS:

TWHS IMPOV: The “Surprisingly Funny” Woodlands High School Improv Troupe is thrilled to host their FIRST IN PERSON show next Wednesday, April 14th at 7pm in the TWHS Auditorium, or streaming to your home if you can't make it! In person tickets are $5, streaming is $5 for single viewing and $7 for family viewing. All the money raised from the night will be going to All Ears! Listening and Language Center. Make sure to join us, along with your family and friends, for a fun night full of family-friendly digital shorts and some live improv while helping an amazing organization!

All Ears! Listening and Language Center’s mission is to empower families of children who are deaf and hard of hearing, without financial burden, who have chosen listening and spoken language as their child’s communication option by teaching them listening, speaking and literacy skills in order to promote independence.

Don’t worry, if you choose to join us in person, masks and social distancing will be enforced!

In person tickets can be purchased at https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/50145


Streaming tickets can be purchased at https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/50146

Stay Funky!- TWHS Improv Troupe


ORCHESTRA NEWS: We are so Proud of Our Chamber Orchestra that earned a sweepstakes (highest rating) at UIL Region 9 Orchestra Concert and Sight-reading Evaluation. They truly gave one of the best performances in the history of the group, you can hear a recording of their performance here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1_Bl9N41CslzopHOinR6bAGjBQOz7u0F3?usp=sharing


We would also like to invite you to attend our Magic of Disney Concert on May 15th at 2:30 PM in the Auditorium. If you would like to attend, please reserve your ticket here: https://woodlandsorch.ludus.com/9992


That concert will also be lived streamed that evening at 8 PM if you can't make it in person. We hope you will join us to celebrate the end of the school year, and say goodbye to our Senior Class.


UIL ACADEMIC TEAM: The Academic UIL team won the district meet on March 27, and will advance teams in Accounting, Calculator Applications, Current Issues, Literary Criticism, Science, Social Studies and Spelling & Vocabulary. Individuals will compete in Editorial Writing, News Writing, Headline Writing, Copy Editing, Ready Writing, Computer Science, Poetry, Prose, and Informative and Persuasive speaking. The Regional meet will be April 17 at Klein Collins High School. Best of luck to all!


LITERARY MAGAZINE: Would you like to be a published author or artist? Our campus literary magazine, The Fife, is accepting Art and Writing submissions until April 15th. We would love to consider your submission! Submit writing here and submit art here.


LIBRARY NEWS: Seniors must be cleared in the library to receive their Prom ticket.


JROTC: Our Cadet Airman positions for the remainder of the school year are official: congratulations to Kaleb Sanders for Community Service, Patrick Runge for Public Affairs, Jack Goughenheim for Logistics, and Spencer Snarr for Academic Team! Great job, cadets!


Our final Orienteering Meet of the year is against Oak Ridge at Brazos Bend State Park is Saturday, April 10th. Competitors meet at Oak Ridge High School at 0730 and we should return by 1500. Good luck, and let’s see those brand new team shirts!


Hell Week for PT will be Monday, April 12th through Thursday, April 16th after school at the Senior Campus (in place of the regular PT and Orienteering sessions). Cadets who choose to complete Hell Week will endure challenging workouts in order to push their physical limits. There is a reward for successful completion of all four days!


Our next Booster Club Meeting is Tuesday, April 13th, at 7pm in the Senior Campus cafeteria (with a Zoom option for those unable to attend in person). Candidates for upcoming board member elections will be announced.


The Caney Creek Top Gun Meet is Saturday, April 17th. Cadets must sign up by Friday, April 9th and will show at the senior campus on the 17th for a 0700 departure. We should return approximately 4:30.


Management Flight has organized a donation drive for the Montgomery County Women's Shelter from April 5th through April 16th. Please check the list of supplies needed and donate. The flight with highest participation will win a special treat!


Our Sophomore Trip to Space Center Houston is Friday, April 23rd. Cost is $15 payable via the Webstore. Deadline to sign up/pay is the end of the school day Thursday, April 15th.


TWHS BLOOD DRIVE: We are not able to host MD Anderson on our campus for any Blood drives. MD Anderson has set up opportunities for our students and parents to donate blood to help in this time of need. Please follow the direction on the flyer below to help MD Anderson. All blood donations will have scheduled appointments at a MD Anderson locations.

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PTO NEWS:

Graduation Highlanders

Graduation Highlanders is the all-night, lock-in party for current TWHS Graduating Seniors only (mid-year graduates too!).

​This is a party designed to keep our graduates safe and off the streets while they celebrate their last night as a class together. Out of respect to our vendors and volunteers we are requiring masks for this event. There will be areas where they can be removed and of course when eating and drinking.

The party is held following the graduation ceremony at Main Event from 11 pm-3 am (note new ending time). Graduates enter the party from 11 pm-midnight and stay until 3 am.*
​*students who wish to leave early, regardless of age, must be physically picked up by their parent/guardian

​Students pay a registration fee to attend.
This fee is not included in your Senior Dues.

The registration price includes all arcade games, bowling, laser tag, pool, casino, caricature artists, money machines, Mr. Jeopardy and much more.

Registration is currently $40

Price increases to $45 on April 16
Price increases to $50 on May 16
Price at the door is $55 cash only


To register your student please go to: https://twhsgrad.weebly.com/

You also have the option to make a donation on this page as well.


If you would like to volunteer please visit our Sign Up Genius! Lots of opportunities to be a part of this great night!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054AAEAD28AAF49-graduation3

OTHER NEWS:

VERIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT (VOE): The Texas DPS is now requiring Verifications of Enrollment for students wanting to get their driver’s permit or license. In-Person students should pick up their VOE’s in the Grade Level Office. Virtual students can email the Grade Level secretaries to receive their VOE’s virtually – Senior Campus contacts: clkelley@conroeisd.net or jwiskofske@conroeisd.net - 9th Grade Campus contact: lmyers@conroeisd.net. Please allow at least 1 business day for receipt.

Please note: VOE’s expire 30 days after issuance and are dependent upon 90% attendance in all classes.


FRONT OFFICE ATTENDANCE: Virtual Students will continue to complete the Daily Attendance assignment for each class according to the RED/GREEN Calendar.

Absences will accrue and all attendance policies will be in effect for all students. Students must be in attendance at least 90% of the time that classes are in session.

To report an absence, please call:

9th Grade (832) 592-8025

10th Grade (936) 709-1233

11th Grade (936) 709-1234

12th Grade (936) 709-1236


A full explanation of policies concerning attendance can be found in the TWHS Student/Parent handbook. The Attendance Office staff will happily answer any questions and assist you with any attendance related concerns. Feel free to call the numbers above at any time. You may leave a message if you call outside of the 7:00 to 3:00 office hours.


CAMPUS/DISTRICT COMMUNICATIONS:

Conroe ISD utilizes the School Messenger program to communicate to parents and guardians using email, phone and text messages. Parents and guardians must OPT-IN to receive text messages. If you would like to receive SMS (text message) notifications on your mobile device, please text "Y" to 67587.


Failure to opt-in could result in not receiving timely or emergency text messages from Conroe ISD or The Woodlands High School. For more information, please visit

https://www.conroeisd.net/department/communications/schoolmessenger/.


If you need to update your child's school record with new or additional parent/guardian contact information, please contact the respective campus registrar:

TWHS Main Campus - Greta Champion - gchampion@conroeisd.net

TWHS 9th Grade Campus - Carolyn Czubinski - cczubinski@conroeisd.net


CONROE ISD TECHNOLOGY HELP DESK:

Conroe ISD will have a Technology Help Desk to assist teachers, students, parents, and guardians with Canvas, Seesaw, Parent Access, or Student Access. The Help Desk is available weekdays beginning Monday, August 10, from 7:30 AM until 9:00 PM. You may reach the Help Desk by emailing help@conroeisd.net or calling 936-709-7658. Canvas users can also click the 'Help' button prior to logging in for assistance.

The Woodlands High School Calendar

April 12, 2021 – April 24, 2021


Monday, April 12, 2021

Bagpipe Lessons 4:00 Room 138

Sub-Varsity Baseball vs College Park 5:00/7:00 Scotland Yard

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 226

Student Council Meeting 6:00 Cafeteria

Interact Meeting 7:00 Cafeteria


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

JV/FR Tennis District Championship @ TWHS

Softball @ Oak Ridge 4:30/6:15 Oak Ridge High School

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 302

Varsity Baseball @ College Park 7:00 College Park High School


Wednesday, April 14, 2021

UNICEF Meeting 6:30am LGI

Theatre Improv Show 7:00 TWHS Auditorium


Thursday, April 15, 2021

FCA Meeting 6:30am LGI

Varsity Track District Area Championship @ College Park High School

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 302


Friday, April 16, 2021

Wrestling Boys Regionals @ Allen High School

Softball vs Grand Oaks 4:30/6:15 TWHS

Sub-Varsity Baseball vs Willis 5:00/7:00 Scotland Yard

Varsity Baseball @ Willis 7:00 Willis High School


Saturday, April 17, 2021

ACT 8:00am TWHS

Choir Spring Trip @ San Antonio

Wrestling Girls Regionals @ Allen High School

Interact Frisbee Tournament @ TWHS

Softball @ Atascocita 11:00/12:45 Atascocita High School

Sub-Varsity Baseball vs Kinkaid 12:00/3:00 Scotland Yard

Varsity Baseball @ Kinkaid 1:00 Kinkaid High School

UIL One Act Performance @ TWHS


Sunday, April 18, 2021


Monday, April 19, 2021

Bagpiper Lessons 4:00 Room 138

Sub-Varsity Baseball @ Grand Oaks 5:00/7:00 Grand Oaks High School

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 226


Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Softball @ Conroe 4:30/6:15 Conroe High School

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 302

NHS Induction @ Auditorium

Varsity Baseball vs Oak Ridge 7:00 Scotland Yard


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

UNICEF Meeting 6:30 LGI

Model Nations Meeting 3:00 LGI


Thursday, April 22, 2021

FCA Meeting 6:30am LGI

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 302


Friday, April 23, 2021

Science NHS 6:30 LGI

Softball vs College Park 4:30/6:15 TWHS

Sub-Varsity Baseball vs Grand Oaks 5:00/7:00 Scotland Yard

Varsity Baseball @ Grand Oaks 7:00 Grand Oaks High School


Saturday, April 24, 2021

Senior Prom 7:00 The Woodlands Waterway Marriott

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.