Tumbleweed Press

November Edition

A Message from Mrs. Haymark

Vogel Texan Families,

Last week's Red Ribbon Week was a huge success! Thank you for encouraging your children to participate.

I need your help! We are noticing that a large percentage of students do not have their dismissal tags or student ID badges when they arrive at school in the morning. There is a bar code on both of these items that can be used for scanning student lunches and dismissal times. The bar codes are used interchangeably so it doesn't matter if your child only has one of them with them, but it's becoming an issue that students are showing up with neither bar code. Please help us move students through the cafeteria line and dismissal lines quickly by making sure your student has their ID or their dismissal tag with them daily. We appreciate all you do!


Christa Haymark, Principal


Vogel Roadmap to Reopening

CISD's Roadmap to Reopening

Student Drop Offs

One of our biggest mitigation strategies is limiting the number of people inside our building. We are asking parents to limit the number of drop offs to emergency items only.

  • Parents needing to drop items off for a student will contact the school to arrange a curbside pick-up.
  • Deliveries to students including lunches will be limited and on an emergency basis only.
  • Students forgetting lunches will be fed a meal from the cafeteria.

Please refer to CISD's Roadmap to Reopening or Vogel's Roadmap to Reopening for specific in-person mitigation strategy questions. Thank you for your support during this difficult time.

Remote Learner in MP 2

Our benchmarks are just around the corner. For students who are remote learners, please accept "069 Vogel Intermediate District Assessments" in Canvas. Virtual learners will take all district DCC's and Benchmarks via this platform.

A Note from the Librarian

Instead of a traditional book fair, Vogel is hosting an online book fair Thursday, October 29th through Friday, November 13th. All orders are entirely online, and books will be shipped to the school at the conclusion of the fair. While students will bring home flyers highlighting books, there are thousands of books to choose from online.

For every purchase made, we will get 25% back in rewards to support the library.

Shop this link directly or go to Efairs.follettbookfairs.com with code ZDXXW

Thank you for your support!

Ms. Colvin

Book Highlight Flyer

Spanish Book Highlight Flyer

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Generation Texas Week Help Needed

We will be taking our Generation Texas Week virtual this year by offering daily videos covering numerous careers on all educational levels. If you know of anyone that may be interested in doing a 1-minute career interview, please contact Ms. Jolivette or Mrs. Rekart.

All videos need to be emailed to acaraway@conroeisd.net by Nov 6th.

  • Careers Questions for Video

    What is your name and occupation?

    Explain your job and what you do.

    What education/training do you have in order to do your job?

    Why did you decide to become a ________?

    What do you like best about your job?

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Oak Ridge High School Homecoming Spirit Days November 9th-13th

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Parent Access Center

Parent Access Center is an important tool available to all CISD parent/guardians that allows viewing of helpful information regarding student attendance, report cards, progress reports, and daily grades as well as, Students Achieving Excellence (SAE), discipline and available lunch money. Parents may also sign up to receive an email alert when an assignment score is inputted or updated.

Please use the following link to view or set up your PAC.


Gifted and Talented Nomination Window

Nominations are now open for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until mid January, nominations are accepted at this time. Nominations can be made by the parents and/or teachers. If you are interested in nominating your child, you may want to discuss this with your child’s teacher at conferences. Nominations will be accepted through December 18. You may request a nomination form from the front office or the Assistant Principal. You can also find the nomination form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage. There is also a nomination form attached below.


Please be aware that all who enters the building will be required to wear a face mask or face shield. Make sure the mask is clean everyday and fits properly. Please encourage your students to have an extra mask in their backpack if needed during the day.

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Free Student Meals

Conroe ISD will offer FREE breakfast and lunch to ALL In-Person and Remote/Online students as well as children ages 18 and younger in the community. Students in Remote/Online Instruction and children 18 and younger who are not attending school on campus will pick up free meals curbside on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 AM - 12 PM at the junior high located in their feeder zone.

• Irons Junior High
• Knox Junior High
• McCullough Junior High
• Moorhead Junior High
• Peet Junior High
• Stockton Junior High
• York Junior High

Parents must show an approved form of ID for any child not present in the vehicle. To learn more, visit: https://www.conroeisd.net/chi…/campus-curbside-meal-pick-up/.

If you would like to continue receiving free meals after the grant money has been depleted, apply/reapply for the 2020-2021 school year. Applications are being taken now to ensure no disruption of services. Click the link below to apply.


Chromebook Reminders

Students have returned many broken Chromebooks to us lately. Whether it is a broken charging port, a spilled drink, a dropped device, or something else, we know accidents happen. To avoid accidents and having to replace and pay for a broken Chromebook, we suggest the following advice:

  • Avoid drinking or eating near a Chromebook.
  • When plugging and unplugging the charger, do so carefully- not jamming in or ripping out from the device.
  • While in a backpack or bag, do not have the charger in the port .
  • When travleing with the Chromebook, have the device securely packed away.

As a reminder, the cost to replace a Chromebook is $226 and the charger is $35. If the Chromebook is damaged, the device will not be replaced until the cost is paid.

A Message From Nurse Gohlke

We are seeing numerous students in the late mornings with headaches and stomach aches, that don't eat breakfast and that do not have a water bottle with them. Some of these students do not eat lunch until 1:00pm. These are the years where children begin to have growth spurts. They have nutritional needs for more protein, dairy, vegetables and fruits servings especially during the school day. Please ensure your student has a full breakfast and lunch to support their bodies needs during the day.

Thank you,

Gay Gohlke



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Upcoming Events


5 5th Grade Math Benchmark

6 Generation Texan Week Videos Submission Date (email to acaraway@conroeisd.net)

17 6th Grade Reading Benchmark

19 5th Grade Reading Benchmark


3 5th Grade Science Benchmark, 5th Grade Science DCC #2

8 5th and 6th Grade Social Studies DCC #2

10 6th Grade Math Benchmark

Dress Up/ Spirit Weeks in November:

9-13 Oak Ridge High School Homecoming Week ( Movie Themes)

9 Star Wars Day

10 PJ Day (The Breakfast Club)

11 Disney Day

12 DC vs. Marvel Day

13 Dress to Impress (Dress for the Red Carpet)

16-20 Generation Texan Week

16 Elementary Days (Wear your Elementary Shirt)

17 Oak Ridge Spirit Day (Wear OR colors or spirit shirt)

18 Dress for Success (Dress as the profession you would like to be when you grow up.)

19 Camo Day (Alternatives to College / Military Service)

20 College Pride Day (Wear your favorite College Gear)

District News

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School Messenger

All SMS messages received from the Conroe ISD District Office and your child's campus will begin with "Conroe ISD:" and come from the subscribe code 67587. If you have not yet opted-in to receive SMS messages, you can do so at any time throughout the school year by texting "Y" to 67587.

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The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer 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 Act 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, TX 77304; (936) 709-7752.