The Woodlands High School

Highlander Happenings December 9 – December 21, 2019

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It is not too late to purchase AP exams for Fall Semester and Exam Only courses. At this time there is a $40 late fee assessed by College Board. The cost of each is exam is $100 + $40 late fee. The free and reduced price is $25 per exam + $40 late fee (students must be registered in the Federal Free or Reduced Program to qualify for the reduced price).

Exam registration is a two part process. Students must enroll in the appropriate classes online at and pay for their exam(s) through the TWHS Web Store. All purchases must be made through the Web Store. Join codes for Fall Semester and Exam Only courses in will now be provided by Mrs. Shepard, Assistant Principal, in the Grade Level Office.

*Students enrolled in Spring Semester classes such as AP Psychology, AP US Government, AP Economics, and AP Human Geography on the Senior campus will pay and register online in the spring without penalty.

TWHS MIDTERM EXAM SCHEDULE – The Woodlands High School will have midterm exams on Monday, December 16, through Thursday, December 19, 2019. Monday, December 16, will be a full day of instruction with the school day ending at 2:35 pm. Tuesday, December 18, through Thursday, December 19, will be half days with school ending at 11:20 am each day. The Woodlands 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. See below for the midterm exam schedule:

Monday, December 16 Red Day Midterms

Period 1 Review 7:20-8:15

Period 2 Midterm 8:22-10:21

Period 3 Review 10:28-12:29

A Lunch 10:28-10:53

B Lunch 10:58-11:25

C Lunch 11:30-11:57

D Lunch 12:02-12:29

Period 4 Midterm 12:36-2:35

Tuesday, December 17 Green Day Midterms

Period 5 7:20-9:17

Class Change 9:17-9:24

Period 6 9:24-11:20

Wednesday, December 18 Red Day Midterms

Period 1 7:20-9:17

Class Change 9:17-9:24

Period 3 9:24-11:20

Thursday, December 19 Green Day Midterms

Period 7 7:20-9:17

Class Change 9:17-9:24

Period 8 9:24-11:20


9th Grade Monday, December 16 Red Day Midterms

Period 1 Review 7:20-8:15

Period 2 Midterm 8:22-10:21

Period 3 Review 10:28-12:29

A Lunch 10:28-10:53

B Lunch 11:16-11:43

C Lunch 12:02-12:29

Period 4 Midterm 12:36-2:35

Tuesday, December 17 Green Day Midterms

Period 5 7:20-9:17

Class Change 9:17-9:24

Period 6 9:24-11:20

Wednesday, December 18 Red Day Midterms

Period 1 7:20-9:17

Class Change 9:17-9:24

Period 3 9:24-11:20

Thursday, December 19 Green Day Midterms

Period 7 7:20-9:17

Class Change 9:17-9:24

Period 8 9:24-11:20


students in the Fall semester that may be exempt from final exams for half-credit courses which have a final exam, not a midterm. Students must maintain a 90-100 class average for the semester (18-weeks) and have no more than 3 absences for the semester or have an 85-89 class average for the semester (18- weeks) with no more than 2 absences for the semester. In addition, the following criteria apply as well:

1. Seniors must meet the criteria listed above and the discipline requirement listed below. Seniors may be exempt from all their final exams both in the Fall and Spring semesters. Seniors may not be exempt from midterm exams in the Fall semester.

2. Underclassmen are not eligible for exemptions from final exams or midterms in the Fall


3. Absences include all days missed: Excused and Unexcused. Pre-approved absences, funerals, 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.

4. A student granted a final exam exemption must still attend that class during the final exam period and must be present the entire duration of the final exam period to be considered exempt. Students who check out early during a final exam will forfeit the exemption and will receive a grade of Incomplete for the exam. Failure to attend will result in a zero or an incomplete for that course.

5. 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.

6. 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 during exam periods. Parents and students should plan accordingly so that students remain in their exam period the entire duration of the exam period (both mid-term and final exams).


BOYS BASKETBALL: 2019 Woodlands High School Rebounders Club Classic

Over the Thanksgiving break, The Woodlands High School hosted its annual Rebounders Club Classic. The tournament featured 12 teams from Texas, including a team from as far away as El Paso. The first day of the tournament included pool play where The Highlanders were able to defeat state-ranked 4A Fulshear High School and Mickey Leland College Preparatory Academy. The Highlanders came out with hot shooting in the opener against Fulshear and went on to win 62-44. In the nightcap, The Highlanders faced an overmatched Leland team and took care of business, winning by a final score of 59-25, sitting their starters for the 4th quarter. The two wins in pool play placed The Highlanders in the gold group for bracket play, having to face 1st place finishers from the other pools. First up was a strong Mayde Creek High School from Katy ISD. This game was close the entire way with The Highlanders typically clinging to small leads. The Highlanders led 26-19 at halftime, but that lead was closed to 33-29 by the end of the 3rd quarter. The 4th quarter featured more tight play with The Highlanders hanging on to win 47-45, leading to a championship matchup with the Shadow Creek High School Sharks. The Sharks entered the championship game ranked 6th in Class 5A with a 7-0 record. The Highlanders entered the game 6-1 having lost two players (Cole Himmer and Kylan Williams) to injury earlier in the tournament. The game started with a 5-0 run by the Sharks as the shorthanded Highlanders missed their first few shots. The Highlanders finally got their offense going midway through the 1st quarter, leading to a back and forth scoreboard for most of the game. Late in the 2nd quarter, with Will Goin hitting a fast break layup and Peyton Mattingly hitting a floater, The Highlanders went into halftime with a 24-23 lead. The 2nd half saw some defensive adjustments by the Sharks to try to take away the things that were working for The Highlanders, and a three-pointer at the end of the 3rd quarter gave the Sharks a 36-32 lead. The Highlanders were able to tie it up again in the 4th quarter at 36-36 when Brock Luechtefeld grabbed an offensive rebound and put it back. After that, the Sharks regained the lead 43-38 and went into a stall with just under 4 minutes remaining in the game. The Sharks were able to close out the game hitting 6 out of 8 free throws with The Highlanders having to resort to fouls to stop the clock. The final score ended up with the Sharks winning 49-40. Making the all-tournament team for the Highlanders were Brock Luechtefeld and Tyler Hveem.

November 30th vs. Lufkin

On Saturday, November 30th, The Highlanders made the long trip up to Lufkin to take on the undefeated Lufkin High School Panthers. The Panthers jumped out to a large early lead as they came out with some hot shooting while the Highlanders looked like they just got off of a three-hour bus ride. A timeout by Coach Reed to settle them down and some defensive adjustments got the Highlanders back in the game, with The Highlanders reducing the lead to 17-14 by the end of the first quarter. Execution by The Highlanders was much better in the second quarter, and they went into halftime with a 30-27 lead. The second half was tight all the way with The Highlanders entering the 4th quarter down 42-39. With 2:05 remaining in the game and The Highlanders down 1 point, Tyler Hveem hit his 5th three-pointer of the night to regain the lead at 51-49. The Panthers tied the game on their next possession, and then with 1:32 on the clock, Brock Luechtefeld was fouled and hit both free throws to give The Highlanders another lead at 53-51. The Panthers answered again by hitting a three-pointer of their own, taking a 54-53 lead with 1:02 remaining. The Highlanders were not able to score again and lost a tight game 56 to 53. Scoring for The Highlanders was Tyler Hveem-21, Brock Luechtefeld-12, Cole Himmer-11, David Omakwale 4, Will Goin 3 and Peyton Mattingly 2. In the JV game, The Highlanders beat Lufkin 60-48.

December 3rd vs. Seven Lakes

The Highlanders (7-3) traveled to Katy on Tuesday, December 3rd to take on the (6-4) Seven Lakes High School Spartans. Both teams came out with some hot shooting in the first quarter, but 2 three-pointers by Peyton Mattingly and another by Hagen Byerly contributed to The Highlanders first quarter lead of 17-14. The Highlanders defense clamped down in the second quarter, holding the Spartans to only 6 second-quarter points and allowing the lead to stretch to 27-20 at the half. The third quarter was evenly played by both teams with The Highlanders hanging on to their seven-point lead at 36-29 at the end of three. During the fourth quarter, The Highlanders were able to extend their lead with great team play and scoring contributions from 5 different players resulting in a 13 point victory at 53-40. Scoring for The Highlanders was Brock Luechtefeld-23, Peyton Mattingly-10, Tyler Hveem-5, Cole Himmer-4, David Omokwale-4, Hagen Byerly-3, Will Goin-2, and Zach Bernu-2. In the other games, the JV lost 38-48, the Sophomores lost 25-56, the Freshman Green lost 30-60, and the Freshman Red lost 23-84 .

This weekend our Freshmen Green host their tournament at the 9th grade campus. The JV and Freshmen Red go to New Caney on Saturday for their tournament. For bracket information go to and the schedules tab.

LADY HIGHLANDER BASKETBALL: The Freshmen Lady Highlanders are off to a good start in District, as both teams were victorious over Oak Ridge. We'll be back in action Tuesday (Dec. 10th), at home vs. College Park. Games will be played at the main campus starting with Freshmen Red at 4:00 and Freshmen Green at 5:30. We hope to see you there!

HIGHLANDER SOFTBALL: Thank you to everyone who came out to the Holiday Home Run Derby! The weather was great and everyone had a good time. There was some tight competition as balls were flying out of the ballpark to left, right and center while we raised money for the kids of Montgomery County in the foster care system. The night was capped off with senior, Josh Ekness winning in a sudden death face-off with teammate and fellow senior, Cam Caley. If you missed out, we'll be doing it again next year. Mark your calendars now!

SWIM AND DIVE: The highlander swim and dive team dominated at TISCA before thanksgiving break. Cameron cash won boys’ diving and Lauren Burch won girls’ Matthew Tannenburger broke a 9 year old school record in the 200 free and Lillie Nordmann broke the 200 IM record by 2 seconds. After several amazing swims, girls won the meet and boys came in a close second. The swim team also competed in the Kingwood duel meet on Tuesday in Kingwood. After an exciting meet, Highlander girls came out on top and the boys had a narrow defeat. Come out and support during JV districts next Saturday at the Natatorium.


Angel Tree:

The counseling department would like to ask families in need to contact their child’s counselor. We would like to be your point of contact so that we can aide in distributing donations from the community to our families. Donations will be disbursed from December 16th through December 19th.

If you would like to donate to families within our feeder zone in need, please contact Stacey Moseley, Lead Counselor, at Our campus PTO will be emailing everyone about the procedures for collecting donations this holiday season. The times for collection will be from December 2nd through December 13th.


FBLA: We had 9 students attend our Holiday Party last Wednesday evening. It was really nice.

Our next Event is the Area V Leadership Conference on January 11, 2020, at HBU. Those members participating in this event need to check with Mrs. Filer on Monday, December 9, 2019, to be sure they are getting prepared. If you are taking an On-Line or Skills Event you will have to do it next week, December 9-12, 2019. If you are preparing a project or report, it needs to be submitted to Mrs. Filer on January 7, 2020, so she can look over it and we can make corrections if needed. If you are doing a speaking event, you need to plan on presenting it to Mrs. Filer on the afternoon of January 8 or 9, 2020. If you are doing a interview event, your Letter and Application and Résumé are due to Mrs. Filer on January 7, 2020. We will be leaving the Senior Campus at 6:00 am on Saturday, January 11, 2020. Business Professional Dress is required. We should be back around 4:00 pm that same day.

We will also have an Officers' Meeting on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 2:45 pm to prepare for our General Meeting on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm.

INTERACT: In the last few weeks of the semester, TWHS Interact has a lot going on! At our last meeting Interact enjoyed a Christmas party and wrote holiday cards to senior citizens in our area. This weekend we will be at many events, spending time with disabled children at Family Day Out and running games and booths at Youth for Human Rights in Town Green Park. Our next meeting is Monday, January 13th. Happy holidays!

MEET IN THE MIDDLE: Meet in the Middle Club will have its next meeting on Monday, December 9, from 2:45-3:30 pm in room 107. We will have a Christmas theme - send a $5-10 gift. We will play a game to distribute the presents!

We meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month unless there is a school holiday. The purpose of our club is to bring together students of differing intellectual abilities for fun and fellowship. We support our Special Olympics athletes by practicing bocce, track, and basketball. We hope to see you there; new members can join at any time! If you have questions , please stop by room 107 and talk to Mrs. Maberry before school, during lunch or advisory. You can also email TSHIRTS have been ordered - I will distribute them prior to the break!

TWHS STUDENT COUNCIL: WOW what an amazing November we had!! Our Annual Food Drive was held this year to benefit Matthew's Birthday Wish. Thank you so much to students and teachers who donated to this amazing organization. In total The Woodlands High School collected a little over 9400 food items. Matthew's Birthday Wish provides food for students in Conroe ISD - TWHS donations will help make the Holidays bright for so many. Student Council also collected and donated over 75 new toys to the CISD Police Toy Drive - Children in Santa's Dreams. On December 9, Student Council will host our Annual Holiday Custodial Appreciation dinner - amazing event for an amazing group of people. Our next meeting is Monday January 13- 6:00 p.m. in the SR Campus cafeteria. Looking forward to an outstanding 2020 - Happy New Year!


The much loved Cookie Wonderland for the entire TWHS staff was held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at both campuses.

We are so grateful for all of the fabulous cookie donations! We were also able to share the holiday spirit with all our TWHS bus drivers.

Thank you parents, students and our TWHS staff for all you do to make our campus a great success.

Spiritwear is a great gift to find under the tree. You can come to the PTO front office during normal school hours to purchase any of our HIGHLANDER Spirit Wear or shop online

Looking ahead and into 2020. Please plan to attend our next PTO General Meeting on January 28, starting at 9:30 am. Special Speaker: Constable Ryan Gable The entire PTO wishes you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday and Wonderful New Year! Go Highlanders!!


CONROE ISD: Conroe ISD is seeking public input on the 2020-2021 school calendar. Feedback may be submitted from Friday, November 22, 2019, through 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 6, 2020 via the District’s website. To review the draft calendars and provide feedback, please visit the School Calendar Process webpage.

BREAKFAST: Just a reminder that breakfast is served at both campuses. School breakfast will give your child a healthy start to the day. A nutritious breakfast helps students be more alert so they can learn more in class. Breakfast has vitamins and nutrients for a strong and healthy body. Breakfast at school is affordable at only $1.35. If you qualify for free and reduced price meals, you also qualify for the breakfast program, with no additional paperwork. You cannot find a healthy breakfast at such a low cost anywhere else. Help your child start the day right with school breakfast!

CISD SCHOOL MESSENGER: Conroe ISD has changed mass communication systems. In order to receive SMS/text messages from Conroe ISD or your child’s campus about timely issues including rainy day dismissal or campus updates, text "Y" to 67587.

PARKING LOT SAFETY: 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. Please note that state law prohibits drivers from using driveways located on private property to gain access to other roads or highways. The driveways at Christ Church United Methodist next door to TWHS are not to be used by students or parents as a cut through to gain access to Millennium Dr. or Research Forest Dr. as a means to avoid the traffic controls in the mornings or afternoons. Drivers who do this will be ticketed. In addition to being ticketed, student drivers who are caught cutting though will lose their parking privileges the remainder of the time they are a student at TWHS.

EARLY CHECK OUT FROM SCHOOL: Parents and guardians, if your student needs to check out of school early, please provide a note, in advance, requesting early release. The student may submit the note to the attendance office upon arrival to school, between classes, or during lunch. Your note should include your child's name; the date and time the student needs to leave; the reason the student needs to leave; parent/guardian signature and contact telephone number. If your student will be leaving campus with another student, or will be picked up by someone other than a parent or guardian, include that information, as well. Anyone picking up a student is required to present proper identification at time of check -out. Thank you for helping the attendance office provide a smooth and quick check-out process for our students.


HIGHLIGHTED HIGHLANDERS: Several times a year The Woodlands High School and the PTO honor students for outstanding citizenship, achievement, or service. Students are nominated by faculty and staff based on Good Citizenship, High or Unique Achievements, A Random Act of Kindness, Leadership, Excellent Attitude, etc. The honored students were invited to attend a reception in their honor hosted by Dr. Landry at the Senior Campus and Mrs. Houser at the Ninth Grade Campus and additional faculty and staff. The “Highlighted Highlanders” received a certificate and a highlighter recognizing their accomplishment. Senior campus honorees include Juan Ablan, Andrea Allizadeh, Dylan Anderson, Aaron Ball, Gabriel Benjamin, Chance Brady, Maxi Cabrejos, Caitlin Charbonneau, Melissa Chou, Alyson Craft, Helen Crawford, Michelle Dumitrescu, Katie Emberton, Kenlee Estes, Grace Farrell, Sam Flesch, Samaria Gallien, Federico Garrigos, Julia Geer, Kylee Gibbons, Caleb Gill, Ana Guijarro, Ethan Guillory, Nya Harmon, Ainhoa Herranz Reyes, Blake Higdon, Ashlee Jarvis,

Bejamin Kolterjahn, Evalyn Linantud, Janey Ma, Baylee Maraggia, James Marin, Mia McKinstrey, Abby McShan, Stone Meng, Aylin Morales, Shannon Morrison, Andrew Nemeth, Santiago Ramirez, Cade Richard, Daniel Rivero Monzant, Cris Rocha-Carselle, Daniela Rodriguez, Paula Sanchez Petzold, Daniel Sierra, Ian Skelly, Lars Smits Schouten, Alyssa Sorensen, Aubrey Strephans, Lyric Thomas, Jack Thomas and Daniela Velez-Blanc.

Ninth Grade honorees were Katerina Alvarez, Evie Barrett, Audrey Bella, Trenton Bills, Myreylis Caceres, Deborah Chu, Angela Difrancesco, Eric Dunleavy, Devin Durrant, Marley Dwiggins, Eva Fleming, Lily Freile-Ortiz, Annabella Fuentes, Abigail Gasca, Sophia Gonzalez, Mario Gutierrez-Munoz, Alexis Hamer, Clement Harris, Erica Harris, Batul Hasan, Evan Hatrick, Paula Hernandez, Steele Herndon, Claire Howard, Andrea Joglar, Qu’Rann, Jones, Audrey Lowell, Ashlyn Manley, Mathew Molito, Maddy Molloy, Adrian Moss, Killian Nelson, Riley Pickett, Ezra Schoeller, Nithya Shanmugam, Autumn Simundson and Srivatsa Vedala.

SENIOR DUES: Seniors--you can now go onto the TWHS webstore to pay for your seniors dues. They are $90, but they will go up to $100 on February 1st. Senior dues help pay for prom, graduation, and the senior picnic. If any questions, please contact Mrs. Spears in grade level.

ORCHESTRA NEWS: Don't miss our annual Trans Siberian Tribute Concert on Saturday December 14th at 7 PM. This concert will feature all your favorite songs from the TSO along with an original story written by a TWHS Orchestra member, and LOTS of special effects. Come early at 6 PM to hear the Deretchin Orchestra perform their holiday concert.

Also make plans to join us January 23-25, as we partner with TWHS Band, Choir and Theater to present this year's musical, Annie Get your Gun.

JROTC NEWS: JROTC conducted the Air Force PT Test in junior and senior flights today, and will test freshmen and sophomores Friday, December 13th. If cadets miss their flight’s PT test, they can make it up after school or during their JROTC midterm period.

The Military Ball is Saturday, December 7th, from 5:45 to 10pm in the Freshman Campus cafeteria. Uniform for male cadets is service dress (no flight cap); for female cadets it is service dress (no flight cap) or evening gown. Male guests wear suit and tie; female guests wear evening gown.

Kitty Hawk Air Society hosts a Midterm Study Session Tuesday, December 10th from 3 to 4:30 pm. Freshmen can take the activity bus to the Senior Campus. Come get the help you need to pass your exams! Snacks will be provided.

Kitty Hawk will also hold their Christmas Party Friday, December 13th, from 3 to 4:30pm. Members, plan to show up to enjoy food and games!

The next Booster Club meeting will be in the Senior Campus JROTC classroom December 10th at 7pm. Both cadets and parents are encouraged to attend.

Blu Moon Photography will take Cadet Portraits at the Senior Campus during flights on December 11th and 12th. Cadets will wear service dress and big smiles!

Have a great winter break and good luck on exams, cadets!

YEARBOOK: Order your 2020 TWHS Yearbook at

The Woodlands High School Calendar

December 9 – December 21, 2019

Monday, December 9, 2019

Boys Basketball @ Alief Elsik 5:30/7:00 Elsik High School

Boys Soccer Booster Club Meeting 7:00 TWHS

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Social Studies NHS Holiday Party 5:00 Cafeteria

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 302

Lady Highlander Basketball vs College Park 5:30/7:00 TWHS

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Model UN Information Meeting 5:30 Room 113

Thursday, December 12, 2019

FCA Meeting 6:55 am LGI

Audio Visual Meeting 3:00 LGI

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 302

Boys Soccer Mom’s Game 6:30 TWHS

Choir Holiday Concert 7:00 Christ Church United Methodist

Friday, December 13, 2019

Stronger Together Club 6:50 am LGI

Region Band Clinic 3:00 Klein Forest High School

Diving JV District 3:00 CISD Natatorium

Boys Basketball vs Klein Oak 5:30/7:00 TWHS

Lady Highlander Basketball @ Klein Oak 5:30/7:00 Klein Oak High School

Saturday, December 14, 2019

ACT Test 8:00 am TWHS

Region Band Clinic @ Klein Forest High School

Wrestling Dual Meet @ Cypress Woods High School

Swimming JV District @ CISD Natatorium

Orchestra Trans Siberian Concert 7:00 TWHS

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Monday, December 16, 2019

Midterm Exams 2nd & 4th Period

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Early Release 11:20

Midterm Exams 5 & 6

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 302

Lady Highlander Basketball vs Klein Cain 5:30/7:00 TWHS

Boys Basketball @ Klein Cain 5:30/7:00 Klein Cain High School

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Early Release 11:20

Midterm Exams 1 & 3

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Early Release 11:20

Midterm Exams 7 & 8

Theatre Winter Banquet @ TWHS 9th Grade Campus

Boys Soccer @ Langham Creek 7:30 Langham Creek High School

Friday, December 20, 2019

Winter Break

Lady Highlander Basketball @ Klein 2:30/4:00 Klein High School

Boys Basketball vs Klein 3:00/4:30 TWHS

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Wrestling Bryan Invite @ Bryan 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.