The Woodlands High School

Highlander Happenings August 29 – September 10, 2022

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2022-2023 COUNSELORS & ADMINISTRATORS

Senior Campus Counselor Assignments

Ms. Emmons A-Bru

Ms. Darden Brv-Dew

Ms. Turner Dex-Gou

Ms. Clarke Gov-Joh

Ms. Monica Frank Joi-Mas

Ms. Iribarren Mat-Pag

Ms. Bethell Pah-Ros

Ms. Tabor Rot-Tay

Ms. Jaqua Taz-Z

Ms. Dwyer Lead Counselor A-Z

Ms. StRomain College & Career A-Z


Senior Campus Administrators

Dr. Landry Principal

Mr. Muehsler Associate Principal Operations

Dr. Moseley Associate Principal Curriculum


Assistant Principal Assignments

Mr. Rushing A-Coo

Ms. LeDee Cop-Gul

Ms. Braun Gum-Led

Ms. Spears Lee-Par

Mr. Madore Pas-Smi

Ms. Wilson Smj-Z


9th Grade Campus Counselors

Ms. Woods A-Gq

Ms. Chambers Gr-Pal

Ms. Crain Pam-Z


9th Grade Campus Administrators

Mrs. Shepard Principal

Mr. Ubernosky Associate Principal

Mr. Cortez A-K

Ms. Jeanes L-Z

PROGRESS REPORT DATES:

Every three weeks updated progress reports will be available through Parent Access. Paper progress reports and report cards will only be distributed to students whose parent/guardian do not have Parent Access Accounts. Parents may access their student’s grades online via Parent Access through the CISD Webpage under the Parents/Students tab. The CISD UIL Eligibility Calendar can be accessed here.


1st Semester

  • Thursday September 1, 2022
  • Thursday September 22, 2022
  • Friday October 14, 2022 (Report Card)
  • Thursday November 3, 2022
  • Thursday December 1, 2022
  • Friday January 6, 2023 (Report Card)


2nd Semester

  • Thursday January 26, 2023
  • Thursday February 16, 2023
  • Friday March 24, 2023 (Report Card)
  • Thursday April 13, 2023
  • Thursday May 4, 2023
  • Wednesday June 2, 2023 (Report Card)
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AP TESTING:

If you are a student at TWHS Main campus or freshman campus and are taking an AP class this school year (either full year or a semester class) please make sure you have done the following:


  • First—enroll in your AP course online at myap.collegeboard.org—see below
  • Second—you will make payment starting in a few weeks (be on the lookout for more details on when payments can be made on schoolcashonline)

    At this time, ALL AP Students need to make sure they have signed into their myap.collegeboard.org account and have already enrolled in their AP class sections or exam only sections. This is the student’s responsibility to complete all enrollment into courses. Your teacher will give you the join code, so be sure to check with them if needed.

    For students that do NOT already have a College Board account, you will need to go to College Board to create one. Please make sure you only have ONE account, and you must use your legal name when you register. If new to TWHS, please make sure you have updated your school code under your profile to 441471 The Woodlands HS. It’s also very important to make sure you have listed your TWHS school ID under Student ID (also under profile).

If any questions, please email Mrs. Spears at wspears@conroeisd.net


Be sure to see "ALL THINGS AP" newsletter.

TWHS EVENING HOMEWORK HELP MONDAY - THURSDAY 5:30-7:30 PM SENIOR CAMPUS

These sessions do not include one-on-one teaching or individualized reviews.

Students should bring their worksheets/packets. The helping teachers do not have copies of your assignments.

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COUNSELORS CORNER:

Counselors are hopeful that your students have settled into their schedules and are enjoying the start of their school year.


Please plan on joining TWHS Counselors on Tuesday September 13th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. We will have presentations for Senior parents regarding the college application process, as well as general academic information for our 9 – 11th grade students. Finally, we plan to offer a presentation on NCAA academic requirements. Of course, we would love to have you join us in person; however, if you cannot attend, we do plan to post our presentations online so our parents can view at their leisure. Please note the presentations will be posted the week following the event.


College Fair: Mark your calendars parents and students! C.I.S.D. College Fair is October 11th 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 for current 9th graders, Wednesday, October 12, 2022: 9th grade students who wish to take the PSAT on 10/12 will need to register and pay for a test. The item is available until September 28, 2022, or until all the tests have been purchased via School Cash Online, cost is $19. The link to purchase is here. There is a limited number of tests available. Please note that we only recommend that students in Geometry/Algebra 2 test as 9th graders.


PSAT Date for 10th and 11th/ SAT Date for 12th: Wednesday, October 12, 2022

  • All 10th and 11th grade students will take the PSAT test on that day and do not need to sign up/register.
  • We will also offer a school day SAT for our Seniors on this testing day. Cost for this SAT test will be $39. Seniors will be able to register and pay for the SAT via School Cash online beginning August 29th. Deadline to register and pay for the SAT is September 9. *Special note: we must order tests from College Board and they have a hard deadline for schools. If a senior does not register and pay for the SAT by September 9th but wishes to test, we will place your student’s name on a waiting list. We will not know if we will have a test for the seniors on our wait list until right before the test date of 10/12. We thank you in advance for understanding our time limitations and registering by the deadline.

GPA Exemptions: 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 2, 2022. 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: GPA-Exempt-Courses-1.pdf (conroeisd.net)

Need to get in touch with your student’s counselor? The best way for a parent to reach us is via email. All counselor email addresses are under our counselor corner webpage.

Please know that counselors have an open-door policy for our students. We welcome our students all day long. If for some reason the counselor has a meeting or is attending a scheduled duty, then a note is offered to the student to briefly write their request. Counselors work to call for our students throughout the day. We look forward to a terrific year!



From the College and Career Corner:

Here is this week's Senior Newsletter. Canvas is a great resource for seniors during the college application process. Students are encouraged to take a look at Mrs. St. Romain’s Canvas page to see all the documents and links available.


We will be offering the SAT School Day on October 12th for Seniors. This is a great opportunity for students wanting one more test score before the early November deadline. You must sign up to take the test, and signups will be on School Cash starting 8/29 through 9/9. It is $39 to test, which is less than the typical SAT cost. Stop by the CCC if you have any questions.


Upcoming College Visits to TWHS-Juniors and Seniors will need to sign up on Naviance to attend:

9/6 Florida Institute of Technology, Trinity University and University of Oklahoma

9/7 University of Oregon and US Military Academy (West Point)

9/8 College Fair during lunches in the cafeteria-Here are the 15 colleges attending!

9/9 University of California-Irvine

ATHLETICS:

BOYS BASKETBALL: Boys basketball will have open gym on Monday August 29th at the main campus from 4:30-6pm.


CROSS COUNTRY: CROSS COUNTRY: The Highlander Girls and Boys Cross Country Team kicked off their season with the Cypress XC Relay at Spring Creek Park in Tomball on August 13th. Congratulations to ALL the Highlanders on their stellar performances! Check out www.milesplit.com for results, videos and interviews.
Upcoming XC Meets:

  • Friday, Sept 2nd
Red Green Meet
@ TWHS track
  • Friday, Sept 9th
College Park Invitational
@ College Park High School

  • Region 3 Preview
Saturday, Sept 10th
@ Kate Barr Ross Park
Huntsville, TX


HIGHSTEPPERS: Highstepper Booster Club Meeting September 6th at 6:30pm.


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. We will meet in the LGI on September 7th, during advisory. The application process and requirements to obtain PE credit will be discussed with your athlete. Applications are due on October 3rd. Late entry or late applications will not be granted PE credit.


TENNIS: The 5th-ranked Highlanders followed up their big wins vs Lake Travis and Austin Westlake with 2 District wins vs Oak Ridge and New Caney. Both were 19-0 shutouts to extend Team Tennis' District victory streak to 54 straight District match wins! TWHS also defeated #21 State ranked Humble Kingwood 15-4 to go 5-1 for the season.

TWHS Tennis will play Conroe Friday (8/26) at home followed by a road trip to College Station (8/27) to face off with the 5A Cougars.

The JV is 2-0 in District with wins over Oak Ridge (18-1) and

New Caney (19-0).

CLUB NEWS:

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CLUB: Dungeons and Dragons at TWHS is back for another great year! Join us on Wednesdays after school at the Senior Campus in room 117 until 4:00pm. Beginners welcome!


FBLA: Our next meeting is Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at 3:00 pm in Room 245 at the Senior Campus--We will discuss running for an officer, Business Achievement Awards, and the importance of being careful when taking a business call in public. We will also have a meeting on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at 3:00 pm in Room 245 in which we will elect our officers. Dues should be paid before elections.


MEET IN THE MIDDLE: is a club that brings students with intellectual disabilities together with their typically developing peers. Meet in the Middle activities include holiday parties, Special Olympics sports practices, and service projects. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays every month unless there is a school holiday. Our kickoff meeting is on Monday, September 12th in room 107. We will have pizza, snacks and drinks. Everyone is welcome at Meet in the Middle - please join us! Sponsor Contact dmaberry@conroeisd.net


DECA: Are you interested in pursuing a career in business, finance, hospitality or management? Then join DECA. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, September 1st from 3-4 pm at the Senior Campus in the LGI 2. Freshman can take the shuttle from 9th Grade Campus to the Senior Campus. You do not need to be a member to attend our meetings! If you are interested in becoming a member, you can fill out the membership form https://forms.gle/1CKuFVr9DzQVk1XR6. The dues are $30 before September 15th, and $35 after; you can pay via the webstore https://conroeisd.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/34316/195/False/True

Hope to see you at the meeting!


SCUBA CLUB: Our Fall Dive Meetup is at Mammoth Lake on Labor Day (Monday, September 5th—no school). It’s a 2-hour drive from The Woodlands so plan to leave home at 8am to arrive by 10am. We’ll get a couple of dives and if you’d like to go to lunch at the restaurant next door afterward we can do that too! All certified divers, including parents, are welcome to attend and participate! You must sign a waiver to dive there (filled out prior to arrival); please consult their website at https://mammothlaketexas.com


TABLE TENNIS CLUB: New Student Club on campus! Join us every Tuesday and Thursday 2:40-3:30 in Room 216. Come show off your table tennis skills, fellowship with others who enjoy the sport, or take a break from studying. Next play times are 8/25, 8/30 & 9/1.


INTERACT: Join Interact at TWHS! We are a service club devoted to supporting our community. We now meet at 7 AM on the freshman campus and 2:45 PM on the senior campus every other Monday. Follow us on Instagram @twhsinteract for more information and attend our first social at the Alden Bridge Chick-fil-A from 5-7 on August 29. We look forward to meeting new students exhibiting “Service Above Self!”

PTO NEWS:

Join the Woodlands High School PTO!

Please support TWHS PTO for 2022-2023 using the link below to purchase a tax-deductible membership.

TWHS PTO uses its funds to provide enhanced educational materials, host Senior class events and staff luncheons, recognize student achievement and more!

Thank you for your support!

The Woodlands High School PTO


https://twhspto.weebly.com/join--volunteer.html

Join & Volunteer - The Woodlands High School PTOThe Woodlands, Texas

PTO membership is renewed annually. If you were on a PTO volunteer list/committee last year, you need to re-join each year so we can keep our email lists current. Also, in order to volunteer,...

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OTHER NEWS:

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:

www.facebook.com/TWHS9THCISD for the 9th Grade Campus

www.facebook.com/TheWoodlandsHSCISD 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.


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: https://twhs.conroeisd.net/parking/


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.


FINAL EXAM EXEMPTION POLICY:

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 cumulative for the year

Average of 90 or better with only 5 absences cumulative for the year

CLINIC NOTES:

Your nurses this year are Alana Ansley at the Senior Campus, aransley@conroeisd.net or 936-709-1076, and Erica Falcon at the Ninth Grade Campus, efalcon@conroeisd.net or 832-592-8209. We are available in the clinic from 7:00-3:00 on school days.


· As we are completing enrollment for this school year, we are contacting parents/guardians by email for students who have any overdue vaccines or expiring Conscientious Objector exemptions. Please take care of any missing vaccines promptly so that your student may remain enrolled.


· If your student requires any medications while they are on campus, they must be checked in to the clinic or athletic trainers by a parent or guardian. Students may not transport medication to or from school. All medications must be in their original, labeled container, unexpired, and we ask that you provide no more than a 30-day supply.


· Students with chronic medical conditions such as asthma, severe allergies, diabetes, or seizures should have a new action plan signed by their doctor and parent each school year. We highly encourage students to carry their own Epi-Pen or inhaler; those do need to be accompanied by a self-carry form. This form must also be provided to the clinic to be kept on file throughout the school year. Please refer to https://www.conroeisd.net/department/health-services/important-forms/ for copies of those forms.


For the most up to date information on the district’s COVID-19 policy, we ask that you refer to the district’s Roadmap to Remaining Open, www.conroeisd.net/roadmap-to-reopening. Please continue to self-report any positive cases in the COVID app in your student’s SSO, and it will give you their return date, as well as notify the attendance office and nurse of the absence

SCHOOL NEWS:

YEARBOOK: It’s the NEXT BIG THING /TWHS 2023 Yearbook

Purchase your yearbook at balfour.com

  • Senior Portraits —Blu Moon 281-252-3990

Senior Memory Ads—balfour.com

  • Underclass Pictures

Sept. 6 and 7 at the main campus

Sept. 8 and 9 at the ninth grade campus

forms at thewoodlandsyearbook.com


SCHOOL PICTURE DATES - UPDATED

Main Campus September 6-7, 2022

9th Grade Campus September 8-9, 2022


LIBRARY 9TH & SENIOR CAMPUS: Students must purchase a print card to be able to print in the library. Print cards are $2 and can be purchased on the webstore or in the library.


THE WOODLANDS HIGH SCHOOL ART TRUST:

Have you ever noticed the 56 works of art by established Texas artists that are permanently displayed in the hallways at school? This is The Woodlands High School Art Trust Collection and we are celebrating our 12th year! This collection of art works has been selected and purchased by our students over the past 11 years. Each year we add new works to the collection and our next selection process is about to begin. Submissions open on September 1st and will be accepted until October 9th for consideration into our collection for 2022. We invite established Texas artists who have had work accepted into a juried show and are over 21 to submit works to be considered for acquisition in 2022. If you know an established Texas Artist that might be interested, please pass this information on! Click HERE to learn more.


In mid-October, our student committee will narrow down the works submitted to 12-15 artworks that will be voted on by the entire student body in mid-November. Posters of the artworks will be on view at school in November and the original pieces will be displayed in the cafeteria just prior to voting. The students will purchase as many as possible of the pieces that receive the most votes on November 17.


The artworks are purchased through funds set aside by Student Council from the Homecoming Dance, however, the framing, lighting and conservation of these pieces need funding. Consider helping with that funding and show your support for The Woodlands High School Art Trust by joining our "One Hundred Friends of Art." Our goal is to have 100 arts supporters make an annual donation to support our cause. Donations are tax deductible and start as low as $10!! Visit our website to make a contribution: www.twhsat.org


The Woodlands High School Art Trust (TWHSAT) a 501(c)3 organization, was established in 2011 to help maintain, conserve and display the student-selected, student-purchased collection of established artists at The Woodlands High School. The vision for the TWHS Art Trust is to see the art collection grow each year and to have it extend through the hallways of the high school. We offer FREE tours of our collection to schools and other groups by appointment.


Other than the public sculptures around The Woodlands, this is the ONLY permanent collection of art available to the public. It is seen by THOUSANDS of people every day. Please consider supporting this unique collection that sets us apart from other public high schools and strengthens our goal of being one of the best high schools in the state and country.

For more information on The Woodlands High School Art Trust please visit our website: www.twhsat.org or contact Susan Cosculluela at twhsat@gmail.com


SCIENCE NHS: Science NHS is accepting juniors and seniors as new members. Applicants must be taking an Honors or AP science course with an average of 85 or higher in all science classes. Pick up an application in room 365 before or after school.


JROTC: Parents, if you have not been receiving our weekly Parent Newsletter, please check your junk email folder and add “cmcmartin@conroeisd.net” and “cgilleo@conroeisd.net” to your Safe Senders list—we send lots of can’t-miss information that way.

Upperclassmen began wearing their uniforms this week—looking sharp! Our freshmen received their uniforms this week and will earn the right to wear them after passing their test next week covering our JROTC foundational concepts.

Our first Booster Club Meeting is Tuesday, September 13th, 7-8pm in the senior campus JROTC classroom. Parents wishing to attend Counselor Night should plan to attend their 8-8:30 session.


ROBOTICS: TWHS Robotics Underclassmen Training Program

Currently, TWHS Robotics is only open to students enrolled in SRD classes. In order to increase our underclassmen participation, we are offering an after-school training program for interested and qualified sophomores and juniors. Students selected for the program will be required to attend a mandatory training session on Tuesday, September 6 after school in room 170, and regular once per week meetings for the remainder of the school year. To apply please go to https://forms.gle/7xvhfbwkUz3WL1y29


The Woodlands High School Calendar

August 29 – September 10, 2022


Monday, August 29, 2022

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Spanish Room 226

Water Polo vs Conroe 6:00/7:00 CISD Natatorium

Student Council Meeting 6:00 Cafeteria

Interact Meeting 7:00 Cafeteria


Tuesday, August 30, 2022

HOSA Meeting 6:45am LGI 1

NSSHS Meeting 2:45 LGI 1

Tennis @ Grand Oaks 3:00 Grand Oaks High School

Volleyball @ New Caney 4:30/5:30 New Caney High School

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302

Theater Parent Meeting 6:00 Auditorium


Wednesday, August 31, 2022

FBLA Meetings 3:00 Room 245

Model United Nations Meeting 3:00 LGI 1

Script Reading Club Meeting 3:00 Room 137

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

JV Football Green @ Grand Oaks 5:30 Grand Oaks High School


Thursday, September 1, 2022

FCA Meeting 6:55am LGI 1

DECA Meeting 2:35 LGI 2

JV Tennis @ Grand Oaks 3:00 Grand Oaks High School

Sustainable Development Club Meeting 3:00 LGI 1

Freshman Football White @ Sam Rayburn 4:30 Sam Rayburn High School

Freshman Football Red/Green vs Lamar 4:30/6:30 TWHS

JV Football @ Lamar 4:30/6:30 Lamar High School

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302

Cross Country Meeting 6:00 Cafeteria


Friday, September 2, 2022

Science NHS 6:30am LGI 1

Cross Country Red/Green Meet @ TWHS

Tennis vs Clements 3:00 Clements High School

Volleyball vs Conroe 4:30/5:30 TWHS

Varsity Football vs Lamar 7:00 Woodforest Bank Stadium


Saturday, September 3, 2022

Sub Varsity Volleyball Round Robin @ TWHS


Sunday, September 4, 2022


Monday, September 5, 2022

SCHOOL HOLIDAY- LABOR DAY


Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Mu Alpha Theta 2:45 LGI 1

NSSHS Meeting 2:45 LGI 1

Tennis vs Cleveland 3:00 TWHS

Volleyball @ Grand Oaks 4:30/5:30 Grand Oaks High School

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302

Highstepper Booster Club Meeting 6:30 LGI 1


Wednesday, September 7, 2022

NHS Meeting 6:50 am LGI 1

FBLA Meeting 3:00 Room 245

Script Reading Club 3:00 Room 137

Freshman Football Red/Green vs Oak Ridge 4:30/6:30 TWHS

JV Football @ Oak Ridge 4:30/6:30 Oak Ridge High School

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

Tennis Parent Meeting 6:00 LGI 1


Thursday, September 8, 2022

FCA Meeting 6:55am LGI 1

School Pictures LGI 2

JV Tennis @ Cleveland 3:00 Cleveland High School

Theatre Thespian Meeting 3:00 Auditorium

Freshman Football White @ Ridge Point 5:00 Ridge Point High School

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302

Varsity Football vs Oak Ridge 7:00 Woodforest Bank Stadium


Friday, September 9, 2022

Cross Country @ College Park

Tennis @ Tompkins 3:00 Tompkins High School

Volleyball vs Conroe 4:30/5:30 TWHS

Improv Show 7:00 Auditorium


Saturday, September 10, 2022

ACT Testing 8:00 am

Boys/Girls Cross Country @ Kate Barr Ross Memorial Park

Volleyball@ Texas Legacy Volleyball Club

TMEA Choir District Auditions @ Caney Creek High School

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.