The Woodlands High School
Highlander Happenings October 28 – November 9, 2019
ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMS:
DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 3, 2019.
The exam ordering process is TWO parts. Both have to be completed by the November 3, 2019, deadline to guarantee an exam on test day in May 2020, and avoid late fees, unless specifically described below. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure that both required steps listed are completed.
Step 1. Register for the exam on the https://myap.collegeboard.org/login website using the Join Code provided by your instructor.
*Do NOT create duplicate accounts with College Board
If you do not know your login information begin by using the ‘Forgot Username’ option on the myap.collegeboard.org website – follow the prompts
If you cannot confirm that you have or don’t have an existing account after completing that process, call College Board at 888.225.5427 and they can determine if you have an existing account and they will provide the username. You will then need to go and complete the ‘Forgot Password’ process if you still do not remember your password.
If you are planning on taking an AP Exam but will not be in the course at TWHS during the 2019-2020 school year, you must see Mrs. Shepard in the Grade Level Office to receive the EXAM ONLY Join Code. Students in Exam Only sections will not have access to the online prep materials provided by College Board. The deadline for Exam Only sections is November 3, 2019.
If you are not in the class in the Fall Semester but will be in the class in the Spring Semester, you will register on the myap.collegeboard.org website by the February 23, 2020, deadline.
Step 2. Pay for the exam(s) through the TWHS School Cash Online Webstore.
Exams are $100/exam ($55/exam for students in the Federal Free/Reduced Lunch Program - https://www.myschoolapps.com/).
After the November 3, deadline there is a $40/exam late fee for students enrolled in the class in the fall semester, Exam Only sections, and/or Homeschool students.
It is the student’s responsibility to check their myap.collegeboard.org account to make sure that the appropriate exams are ordered and keep a copy of the receipt from the School Cash Online Web Store purchase. A confirmation letter will be sent out after the November 3, deadline for students to check their registration for accuracy.
If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Shepard in the Grade Level Office on the Senior Campus (936-709-1219) or your teacher for assistance.
BOYS BASKETBALL: Boys Basketball begins their season with practice starting on October 30th. We are also having our Rebounder's Club Golf Tournament on that Wednesday as well. Please go to our site at www.highlanderbasketball.org for more information. Tryout's for this year’s basketball teams will be on Saturday Nov. 2nd at the main campus from 10am-12pm. Must have a current Physical to tryout.
TENNIS: Team Tennis defeated Austin Vandergrift 10-3 in the Region 2 Quarter-Finals to advance to the Regional Semis for the 5th straight year. The Woodlands Netters have made the Regional Tournament 15 years in a row. The 5th ranked Highlanders will now take on #4 ranked Allen Thursday @ Mansfield. The Eagles handed TWHS their only loss, 10-9 at this same stage in 2018.
The Highlander Tennis Team is 16-2 this season. The other 6A Region 2 Semi-Final has #1 and defending State Champion Westwood vs #3 Plano West.
SWIM AND DIVE: The woodlands swim and dive team competed in the Greater Houston Duel Meet Tournament against seven other schools this past Thursday and and Saturday. There were a lot of great swims on Thursday which lead to both the boys and girls team competing for first against Kingwood during the championship round on Saturday. Both boys and girls set new 200 freestyle relay records, as did Tyler Hulet in the 100 back. The guys 400 freestyle relay also broke the meet record. The girls team ended up winning the tournament and the boys team came in a very close second. Come out and support your Highlander swim team as they compete at Klein high school on Saturday at 9 am.
VOLLEYBALL: The Woodlands Volleyball team will celebrate the SENIORS at Friday's game versus Klein Collins. The varsity plays at 5:30 in the main gym. We will party in the hospitality room attached to the gym with cookie cakes, specially made senior cookies and drinks. The celebration will probably start around 6:30pm immediately following the game. All ten senoirs' shadowboxes will be on display at the gym entrance. Let's enjoy some fun, food, and photos together.
INTERACT: This weekend, TWHS Interact volunteered at the annual SRVA Barbecue and Kids Festival AMD also helped out at Pumpkinfest hosted by College Park Interact. Come check out the fun events and opportunities Interact has to offer every other Monday at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria!
MEET IN THE MIDDLE: Meet in the Middle Club will have its next meeting on Monday, October 28th, from 2:45-3:30pm in room 107.
We will have a trick or treating theme - send a bag of candy. We will bowl. We will have snack and card games. We will also make a toiletries purchase for a serviceman on Soldier Angels website so please send in $1 if you'd like to participate!
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 email@example.com
Final call! There are links on the webstore to pay club dues and buy a club t-shirt. We will order and deliver tshirts in November.
FBLA: We had our Competitive Events Workshop on Wednesday. If you did not attend and are still interested in competing in an FBLA Event, please come by after school to Room 252 any day to speak with Mrs. Filer. Our next officer's meeting is Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at 6:45 am in Room 252. We will have a Social on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at 6:30 pm at Sonic. Watch the REMINDs for information about Events: Text: @d6e7df to 81010 to be added to the Remind. We have a volunteer event coming up on Thursday, October 31, 2019, from 4-8:30 pm, please contact Mrs. Filer at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP if you are interested in participating. Our next general meeting is November 6, 2019, at 3:00 pm in Room 252.
TWHS BEACH VOLLEYBALL CLUB: The TWHS Beach Volleyball Club meets every Tuesday from 3:30- 4:30 at Revolution Volleyball Club. All are welcome from beginners to pros! Come by room 141 for information on how to join.
SUBA CLUB: Our next club meeting will be Monday, November 4th, at 3pm in the Senior Campus LGI. We will finalize our club T-shirt design and may also have a guest speaker...stay tuned to our Remind for updates (text “@twhsscu” to 81010). Snacks will be provided.
Staff Appreciation - Our next staff luncheon will be an Italian themed feast on Wednesday, October 30. We would love your help with a food donation or your time. Be sure to note which campus you are signing up for. Thank you. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054aaead28aaf49-twhs14
Homecoming Coat Room - Thank you to the parents who helped staff the coat/shoe room during Homecoming 2019. We assisted over 300 students to check their coats, shoes, and other personal items. We also loved to see all the students dressed up for a fun night. To be on our volunteer list, please join the TWHS PTO. https://twhspto.weebly.com/join--volunteer.html
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. All information about parking can be found on the school website: https://twhs.conroeisd.net/parking/
CISD NEWS: The November 5th CISD Bond Referendum includes a total of 5 new campuses throughout the Caney Creek, Conroe, and Grand Oaks Feeders. Classroom additions and capacity upgrades are also included in The Woodlands, TW College Park and Oak Ridge Feeders.
To learn more about the November 2019 Bond Election, please visit www.conroeisd.net/bond or visit our Facebook page at @CISDBond2019.
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.
TWHS CHOIR: Region Choir Auditions - Congratulations to the 53 TWHS Choir students who made Region Choir this past weekend! You will be receiving a separate email with importation information for performance week. Please remember, you will have rehearsals on Tuesday, 11/12, Friday 11/15 and the Clinic & Performance will be Saturday, 11/16.
Broadway Night: Come to the senior campus auditorium and enjoy a wonderful night of music and yummy dessert on Friday, November 1st at 7pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from a choir member or at the door. If you are able to donate some dessert items for this event please email our Volunteer Coordinator (Bertha Chou) at email@example.com or sign up in charms. To sign up in charms, you simply 1) login in 2) go to the calendar page 3) click on the hand for Broadway Night on Nov. 1 & 4) sign up for what you would like to bring. Thank you for your help!
Uniforms: Most of our uniforms have been sent home already and the last few will be sent home this week. Some of the uniforms will need slight alterations (such as hemming) to be ready for our next concert. Prior to altering any uniform, please review the uniform guidelines which are attached to the uniform hanger. You may also find complete uniform information in the Choir handbook in Charms. [For example, no permanent changes should be made to any uniforms].
Poinsettia Sale Fundraiser – We have started our Poinsettia Fundraiser, which benefits the Choir Scholarship Fund. Order Forms will be made available to students in class and will be emailed out to parents next week. The sale will run through November 8th.
Second Trip Payment ($500) – Due 11/15 – All those who signed up for the Orlando Trip.
Choir Fees Due ($135) – Due 11/16 – All Choir Members
SENIOR PANORAMIC PICTURE: Senior Panoramic Pictures can be purchased online at www.herdonpanoramics.com or you can call 210-413-5077. Shipping fees will apply, and all online orders will be mailed. Prices are $25 for 10X32 class picture and $30 for 10X32 class picture and a 5X15 Fun Pose.
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. Seniors dues help pay for prom, graduation, and the senior picnic. If any questions, please contact Mrs. Spears in grade level.
TWHS CALEDONIAN: Spirit Night for the school paper will be Monday, November 4 at Gringos on 2978. Mention the Caledonian for 20% of your bill to be earmarked for the school paper. We appreciate your support!
LIBRARY NEWS: The TWHS Library is now on Canvas! Look for the Library course in Canvas which contains important information. Please let your students know that they can search for library books and access our databases by accessing "Pages". Stop by the library if you have any questions!
TWHS ART TRUST: Have you ever noticed the 44 works of art by established Texas artists that are permanently displayed in the hallways at school? This is The Woodlands High School Art Collection and we are celebrating our 10th anniversary! This collection of art works has been selected and purchased by our students. Each year we add new works to the collection and our next selection process has begun. Submissions open on October 1st and will be accepted until November 8th for consideration into our collection for 2020. We invite established Texas artists who have had work accepted into a juried show and are over 18 to submit works to be considered for acquisition in 2020. Click HERE to learn more.
After November 8th, our student committee will narrow down the works submitted to 12-15 artworks that will be voted on by the entire student body in late January. Posters of the artworks will be on view in all classrooms by mid-January 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 January 30th.
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.
JROTC: Congratulations to our teams which competed at the Oak Ridge meet October 12th: Unarmed Drill placed second in Inspection and Exhibition and third in Regulation; Armed Drill took second in Inspection; Academics earned third; Female Color Guard placed third; Varsity Marksmanship took first and JV Marksmanship took 2nd. Individual Marksmanship winners were Colby Godwin for Prone and Gianna Cutillo for Kneeling. Overall, TWHS AF JROTC placed first overall at Oak Ridge!
At the Challenger 7 Orienteering Meet October 12th, Kailey Coffel placed first in Beginner Girls and Noah Lane placed third in Intermediate Boys. Congratulations to all who competed!
Our next orienteering meet is at Tom Bass Park on Saturday, November 2nd. We depart the Senior Campus at 7 am and should return around 2 pm. No experience necessary--if you’ve been wanting to try orienteering, now’s your chance! Waivers must be signed by parents and turned in to Noah Lane by Tuesday, October 29th.
The District Veterans Day Parade is Friday, November 8th at Woodforest Stadium. All cadets are required to attend (it counts as a school field trip and community service hours; we will meet before school at the Senior Campus that morning) and will wear their blue uniforms. Parents and friends are encouraged to attend and help us honor our community’s veterans.
Our next Drill/PT/Academics meet is at CE King Saturday, November 9th. We’re busy forming the teams now. We’ll depart the Senior Campus at 8 am and should return by 5 pm
YEARBOOK: Order your 2020 TWHS Yearbook at balfour.com Attention Underclass Parents: if your student wasn't able to get their yearbook class picture taken during their English class, we will have retakes on the Freshman Campus Nov. 7, during lunches and Nov. 8 at the main campus all day.
The Woodlands High School Calendar
October 28 – November 9, 2019
Monday, October 28, 2019
Cross Country Region Meet @ Jesse Owens Sports Center, Dallas
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 302
Volleyball @ Klein Forest 4:30/5:30 Klein Forest High School
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Boys Track Red/Green Intrasquad Track & Field Meet 3:00 TWHS
Football Freshman White vs Grand Oaks 4:00 TWHS 9th Grade Campus
Thursday, October 31, 2019
FCA Meeting 6:55 am LGI
Football Freshman Red/Green @ Klein Collins 4:30/6:00 Klein Collins High School
Football JV Red/Green vs Klein Collins 4:30/6:00 TWHS
Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 302
Friday, November 1, 2019
Science National Honor Society Meeting 6:45 LGI
Diving Woodlands Invite @ CISD Natatorium
Volleyball Playoff Warm-Up vs Ridgepoint 5:30 TWHS
Varsity Football @ Klein Collins 7:00 Klein Memorial Stadium
Choir Broadway Night Performance 7:00 TWHS
Saturday, November 2, 2019
SAT Test 8:00 am TWHS
Swimming Woodlands Invite @ CISD Natatorium
Boys Basketball Tryouts 9:00 am TWHS
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Monday, November 4, 2019
Highlanders for the Environment Meeting 3:00 Room 312
Scuba Club Board Meeting 3:00 LGI
Choir Performance @ U of H Choir Festival 7:00 University of Houston
Boys Soccer Booster Club Meeting 7:00 TWHS
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Social Studies NHS Meeting 2:45 LGI
Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 302
Lady Highlander Basketball Scrimmage @ TWHS
Highstepper Booster Club Meeting 5:30 LGI
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
FFA Meeting 5:30 Rooms 129 & 131
Thursday, November 7, 2019
FCA Meeting 6:55 am LGI
9th Grade Campus Picture Retakes
DECA Meeting 3:00 LGI
Football Freshman White @ Montgomery 4:00 Montgomery High School
Football Freshman Red/Green vs Klein Forest 4:30/6:00 TWHS
Football JV Red/Green @ Klein Forest 4:30/6:30 Klein Forest High School
Band Booster Meeting 5:30 Band Hall
Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 302
Friday, November 8, 2019
Underclassmen Yearbook Picture Retakes TWHS LGI
CISD Veteran’s Day Celebration 10:00 am Woodforest Bank Stadium
Varsity Football vs Klein Forest 7:00 Woodforest Bank Stadium
Lady Highlander Basketball @ Nimitz 5:30/7:00 Nimitz Senior High School
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Cross Country State Championship @ Old Settlers Park, Round Rock
Theatre Booster Club Fundraiser @ TWHS
DECA Cancer Color Fun Run 8:30 am TWHS Parking Lot
Boys Basketball Scrimmages 11:00/1:00 TWHS
Improv Show 7:00 TWHS Auditorium
The Woodlands High School
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