The Woodlands High School

Highlander Happenings March 15 – March 27, 2021

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ACADEMICS:

SCHEDULE FOR SAT SCHOOL DAY, Wednesday, March 24, 2021 (Red Day):

The Woodlands High School is excited to offer SAT School Day for our juniors on March 24, 2021. Due to the number of juniors testing that morning, we are adjusting our schedule for some of our students. Please see the appropriate notes about each grade level. If you have any questions, please contact your child's counselor. We wish our juniors the best on their upcoming SAT exam after Spring Break!


12th Grade/Seniors:

Some seniors are registered to take the SAT, TSIA, or the ASVAB on March 24. They will need to be on campus and in their assigned testing rooms by 7:20 am. The remaining seniors (in-person and virtual) will be remote for first and second periods. In-person students will arrive on campus for 3rd period that will begin at 11:32 and will follow the typical Advisory/Activity Bell Schedule. 4th period will begin at 1:10.


11th Grade/Juniors:

Juniors that registered to take the SAT need to be on campus and in their testing rooms by 7:20 am. The proctors will begin immediately with directions so students will be finished with their exam by 11:32. Once students are dismissed, in-person students will report to their 3rd period class while virtual students will be dismissed to return home for the remainder of the day.


Juniors that did not register to take the SAT will follow the same schedule as the seniors. All students (in-person and virtual) will be remote for first and second periods. In-person students will arrive on campus for 3rd period that will begin at 11:32 and will follow the typical Advisory/Activity Bell Schedule. 4th period will begin at 1:10.


10th Grade/Sophomores:

All students will follow their regular schedule (in-person and virtual). Since TWHS will be testing on the 3rd floor from rooms 312 through 345 for 1st and 2nd periods on that date, in-person students need to check with your teacher on Monday, March 22, to clarify if their room is being relocated for Wednesday, March 24.


9th Grade/Freshmen:

All in-person 9th grade students will report to the 9th grade campus on March 24, 2021. The senior campus will be on an alternate schedule this day for testing. Your teacher/coach will provide more information on March 22, 2021.


CAREER PREP: Career Prep for Rising Seniors 2022: Do you plan to work this summer and the next school year? Career Prep may be the course for you! Would you like to continue to keep your job, earn money/high school credit and have early release?


  • Seniors attend Career Prep class until 11:30 am daily
  • Receive 3 high school credits
  • Must have your own transportation
  • Average 15 hours work per week for the school year at a campus approved work-site
  • Opportunity to pursue industry certifications
  • Participation in Career and Technology Student Organizations
  • Opportunity to advance essential skillsets


If you have any questions, please email or visit Mrs. Hoover (room 204 or lhoover@conroeisd.net). Contact your counselor for more details.


You can find Career Prep under Career Development, on the pink Course Information Sheet (bottom right side)

SENIOR INFORMATION:

Important Dates For Seniors:

March 24th - On Campus ASVAB and TSI Testing for Seniors: Contact Mrs. Villegas if you still need to register for one of these exams

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

April 26th - Deadline for Seniors to submit scholarships to be printed in Senior Awards Night program (form coming soon!)

May 6th - Lone Star Senior Connections Day (to register students that have completed application and testing phases for LSC)

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

May 3rd - 17th...AP Testing Window

May 18th - 21st...Senior Exams

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

May 25th - Graduation @ Woodforest Stadium 8:00 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.
  • Continue to check the Senior Scholarships document in your Canvas Course for updated scholarship options and due dates.

COUNSELOR’S CORNER:

Update on Individual Student Conference with Counselors for 2022 Class Registration:

Due to the week of winter weather, counselors have had to shift their calendars to ensure we meet with all of our students. Counselors will be wrapping up our individual meetings with sophomores on Tuesday 3/9. If your student is a virtual student and has not yet had their conference, please have them reach out to their counselor to schedule a time.


Counselors will begin junior conferences on Wednesday 3/10. We will be meeting our juniors through their English 3 classes and plan to be complete on 4/15.


Important dates/deadlines to keep in mind:

Dates for Course Verifications to be posted in Parent/Student Access: 4/16/2021

Deadline for Dual Credit Completed Registration forms: 4/16/2021

Deadline for Class Request Changes: 4/30/2021


Updated GPA and Class Ranks: GPA and Class Rank has been updated for all students in Naviance.


Additional Homework Helpline Resource via Texas A&M:

Texas A&M is now offering a regular and on-demand homework helpline via Zoom or phone call. This is a free service and is available now to students in all subjects pre K – grade 12. Visit the Aggie Homework Helpline website for more information:

https://education.tamu.edu/aggie-homework-helpline/


Finally, Counselors would like to share with families this insightful yet brief article from the New York Times that offers excellent advice to help guide our children who may be behind in their school work in this unprecedented school year. Remember, if we can be of any help to your student, please do not hesitate to reach out.


How to Help a Teen Out of a Homework Hole


COLLEGE AND CAREER:

Student Internship Opportunity: The 2021 Online Student Internship Application is officially live and due April 2. All current juniors interested in applying can find our online application and all of the program details on the EfTA SIP Student Applicant Page. (https://www.efta-us.org/2021-student-internship-program---applicant-page.html) We will be holding three information sessions via Zoom on March 11 and 30 at 6:30 and March 23 at 3:30 so students can ask questions regarding the application and the program. As of right now the IRONMAN is scheduled for April 24. We are still requiring students to get 4 volunteer hours. They can either do a four hour shift at the IRONMAN if they feel comfortable being in person (all PPE supplies will be provided) or they can submit 4 hours that they have done on their own in 2021. IRONMAN volunteering must be a specific job as outlined on the EfTA SIP Application Page. The teacher recommendation form is also online. We are asking the students to submit the recommender's name and email address on their application so we can match them on the back end as well as emailing the link to a teacher after asking for a recommendation. Interested students, please see Mrs. Davies, the TWHS Campus rep for the EfTA SIP Program, in room 314 for any other questions.

CLINIC NOTES:

If you need a copy of your student’s vaccine record 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 of that vaccination, or ask your student to stop by the clinic and we can make a copy, so we can add it to their record. At this time, individuals who have been fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine after an exposure, as long you are able to submit proof, and it has been longer than two weeks but less than three months since their final dose.


9TH GRADE CLINIC: Covid vaccines are not a requirement for CISD schools, however, we can now keep track of them on your students shot record at school. If your child gets a Covid vaccine, email the vaccine record to our nurse, Ms. Fletcher, and she will add it to the student's record. jffletcher@conroeisd.net.

ATHLETICS:

OFF CAMPUS PE: The window for enrollment opens on March 15th. If your student plans to participate in Off Campus PE, please enroll your student in the Off-Campus Physical Education on the CISD Athletics website. Completing the campus course selection does NOT enroll a student in Off Campus PE.

https://apps.conroeisd.net/physedoffsite/


HIGHSTEPPERS: Congratulations to the Highsteppers for their overall first place finish at the Galveston Island Dance Festival hosted by American Dance/Drill Team School held at Moody Gardens on March 6th. The girls were also the only team to be awarded the Platinum rating in all 3 of their events in the areas of Technique, Precision, Showmanship, and Choreography. Senior Kylee Taylor and Junior Rylie Heath made the finals in the Solo division with Taylor finishing 1st place out of 140 soloists. Leading the team are seniors Camila Balderas, Katie Block, Madie Byrd, Grace Farrell, Audrey Henderson, Sarah Kim, Justine Lussier, Isabel Pimienta, Shelby Smith, Jenna Spackey, Kylee Taylor, and Emma Tomlinson. The officers for the 2020-2021 Season are Junior Lieutenants Rylie Heath, Kaylee Silsbee, Olivia Stanley, Junior Captain Ella Porter, Senior Lieutenants Sarah Kim and Shelby Smith, Senior Captains Katie Block and Justine Lussier and Senior Majors Isabel Pimienta and Jenna Spackey.


BOYS LACROSSE: The Woodlands Lacrosse celebrates its 25th year this season. Last weekend we honored former coach and one of our founders Captain Jack Schantz and all of our head coaches throughout the year including David Seale, Mike Campbell, and current coaches Andris Dikmanis, and Keith Tintle.


Varsity A team has come out strong so far this season starting with a solid 4-1 start with wins against Atascosita, Episcopal Houston, Southlake, and Kingwood. Varsity B is currently 2-3 on the season, with wins against Houston Christian and Clear Springs. Our JV team is 3-2 on the season with impressive wins against Houston Christian, Episcopal Houston, and Kingwood.


Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 25th when Varsity B (6 pm) and JV (8 pm) take on Seven Lakes at Gosling Sports Park. On Sunday March 28th, Join us at Alden Bridge Sports Park for a full day of lacrosse when Varsity B plays Georgetown at 12:45 pm, JV plays CyWoods at 1 pm and Varsity A at 3 pm as we honor our fantastic teachers for Teacher Appreciation Day. Come out and support your lacrosse team! No admission fee. Follow us on Instagram @twhs_lacrosse

CLUB NEWS:

INTERACT: Happy spring break Highlanders! The end of the quarter has been extremely busy and rewarding for TWHS Interact. Last week, our club helped out Student Council with a food drive for the organization Kids Meals and donated tons of food to hungry children in our county! Then, this past weekend, we volunteered at our first large-scale event of the year: The Woodlands Marathon! Around 40 Interact members attended the event, serving as course marshals and cheering runners on throughout the day. And, to top it off, the marathon sponsors donated $1000 to our Ultimate Frisbee Fest fundraiser coming up on April 17th. Speaking of which, registration for the tournament just opened! You don't need to be in Interact to participate, you just make a team of friends and sign up! More information and the registration page can be found on our website: www.twhsinteract.org/ultimate. All proceeds raised will go to The Healing Scars of War through Rotary International, which funds camps for kids who have faced trauma dealing with the war in Ukraine to seek mental health guidance and regain their sense of youth. It would mean a lot to us if you came out to support the cause! Lastly, we hope to see you at our next meeting on Monday, March 29 at 7:00pm! If you have any questions about Interact club or the frisbee tournament, feel free to email us at interacttwhs@gmail.com


NATIONAL ENGLISH HONOR SOCIETY: National English Honor Society will accept applications for new members until 4/9. Sophomores and Juniors are eligible. Please complete the Google form application to be considered. https://forms.gle/iuDHhenKTnsYQmYK7


Would you like to be published? Our literary magazine, The Fife, is accepting art and writing submissions from any genre until 4/15. Please use the Google Form for more info about the call and to submit your work for consideration. https://forms.gle/1t13ABTAN4kcRqHS9


SCUBA CLUB: We are working on putting together a Try Scuba event over Spring Break—Wednesday March 17th from 11 AM – 2 PM at The Woodlands Dive Center. If you are interested, visit www.twhsscuba.club/try.html for requirements, and email the Faculty Advisor Lt Col McMartin at cmcmartin@conroeisd.net to sign up.

Our next club meeting is Monday, April 5th, at 3pm in the Senior Campus LGI. We plan to discuss various equipment options—pros and cons of different brands, prices, etc. Freshmen can take the activities shuttle after school to attend. You do NOT have to be scuba certified to attend our meetings, plus every meeting you attend gets your name in a drawing for some nice prizes at our May meeting! Snacks will be provided!


FBLA: The Wednesday, March 24, after Spring Break we will have picnic at 4:30 pm. More information will be sent via Remind. If you need information and are not on FBLA Remind, please email Mrs. Filer.

SCHOOL NEWS:

TWHS BAND: The Woodlands High School Band Booster is pleased to announce its 2nd Spring Market. Just in time for Easter, Mother's Day and Graduation!!


This is a free family-friendly shopping event that features our local artists and vendors while also supporting TWHS Band & Guard.

Come explore this outdoor market featuring local artisans, makers, and small businesses displaying art, jewelry, women's and children's boutique clothing, home, holiday and garden decor, gourmet food and so much more!!

WHAT: TWHS Band SPRING MARKET

WHERE: The Woodlands HS parking lot

DATE: Saturday, March 27th

TIME: 9AM-4PM


If you or someone you know owns a small business and would like to set up a booth, please see our vendor application website below:

Vendor Application:

https://www.cognitoforms.com/TWHSBand1/TWHSBandBoosterSpringMarket2021VendorApplication


TEXAS BLUEBONNET GIRLS STATE: The following junior girls have been selected to represent The Woodlands High School at the conference this summer. Students were chosen based on citizenship, service, and scholarship, as well as an interview. Students are Jordan Hickman, Lizzy Prather, Isabella Griffo, Natalie Lomento, Jillian Syptak, Carolina Larracilla, and alternate is Raquel Hilton.


ART NEWS: The Art Department would like to congratulate Megan Hernadi, whose Best of Show drawing A New Pasture was selected to be included in theHouston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s Student Art Auction.

Anyone with an interest in National Art Honor Society membership should attend our informational meeting on Thursday, March 25 at 2:45 in room 121.


BAGPIPE LESSONS: Free Bagpipe Lessons Offered at TWHS

The Bagpipe Club at TWHS is taking recruits to learn the art of playing the bagpipe. Club members play a big role in Highlander life. They pipe at football games, rallies, banquets, and other sporting events.

A class of beginners is forming for mid-March start at TWHS. The club meets Monday afternoons. Contact Craig Livingston at craigL@LoneStar.edu or call 936.273.7329.


JROTC: The annual Bataan Death March Memorial Hike with Oak Ridge JROTC is Saturday, March 27th, at 7:30 AM in Jones State Forest. This is a 14-mile hike and you must carry a weighted pack (minimum 20 pounds). No earbuds, speakers, or sound devices of any kind will be permitted—this is a solemn commemoration. We expect to be finished by 2:30 PM that day. Our Booster Club will provide lunch. Note that parking is EXTREMELY limited; parent dropoff/pickup is highly encouraged as you cannot park along Highway 1488. Our Cadet Staff is putting together two practice sessions: Saturday, March 13th, 8-11 AM, and Saturday, March 20th 8 AM-12:30 PM. Weight is recommended for these practices to prepare cadets for the full hike on the 27th. The practice sessions will not be formally supervised—they are entirely cadet-led.

Junior Trip: Our class trip is a visit to the College ROTC detachment and campus tour at the University of Houston on Friday, March 26th. We will depart the JROTC area at 9:00 AM (go there after the 1st period ending bell) and we will return approximately 1:30 PM (at which time you’ll go to your 4th period class). The uniform is blues (you won’t wear them for uniform day that week due to the SAT). Signup deadline is Wednesday, March 24th. You will need a credit/debit card to purchase lunch on the campus (or work out payment with a wingman).

Farewell to Chief Ciufo! After 15 years of selfless service (helping stand up TX-20062 back in 2006!), CMSgt Dan Ciufo and his wife Daphne are retiring from The Woodlands High School and Conroe ISD to take on a JROTC opportunity across the Pacific Ocean in Okinawa! We held our formal going-away ceremony this past Tuesday evening in the high school cafeteria and it was a veritable “who’s who” of alumni, fellow faculty, and Booster Club members from the past many years. THANK YOU, CHIEF, and we wish you both all the best in your next adventure!


YEARBOOKS: TWHS Yearbooks may still be ordered at balfour.com.

PTO NEWS:

MEMBERSHIP: TWHS PTO Membership is open! This year TWHS PTO plans to use the majority of the Membership Drive funds to help our

Main and 9th Grade Campus with PPE to keep our schools open and our Staff and Students healthy.
Please JOIN the TWHS PTO at the $20 level or more if you are able.


STAFF APPRECIATION: The PTO is supporting faculty and staff with Snack Stations in break-rooms at the Main and 9th Grade campuses. Thank you to all the parents who have contributed. Faculty and staff appreciate your ongoing support! If you would like to receive further details and/or be included on the staff appreciation mailing list, please email us at twhspto@gmail.com or go to our website to join the PTO Staff Appreciation Committee.

OTHER NEWS:

ATTENDANCE: If your student needs to leave campus during the school day for any reason, please send them to school with a note stating the time they need to leave. Students should turn in their notes to the attendance office upon arrival at school, during their lunch period, or between classes. At that time, the attendance office staff will give them a Permit to Leave pass to present to their teacher at the appointed time. Students are always required to check out through the attendance office before leaving campus. Students may not leave campus without signing out. There will be consequences such as loss of parking or after school detention. As always, individuals picking up a student must show a picture ID. Thank you for helping your students stay safe and accounted for during the school day.


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.


NUTRITION: Students must have an ID or a copy/image of their meal card to purchase a breakfast/lunch. The meal card can be obtained from Student Access on the homepage. For students on the 9th grade campus, every student is provided one free student ID. Replacement IDs can be purchased on the TWHS Webstore for $6. After purchase, students should bring their receipt to the school to receive their replacement ID.

Free breakfasts and lunches for all students continue through the extension of the Federal Government National Seamless Summer Program. This program is scheduled to run through the end of December or when Federal money runs out

The Woodlands High School Calendar

March 15 – March 27, 2021


Monday, March 15, 2021

Spring Break

Sub-Varsity Baseball vs Willis 5:00 Scotland Yard

Varsity Baseball @ Willis 7:00 Willis High School


Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Spring Break


Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Spring Break

Sub-Varity Baseball @ Oak Ridge 1:00/3:00 Oak Ridge High School

Wrestling Tri Meet Duals @ Klein Cain High School

Varsity Baseball vs Oak Ridge 7:00 Scotland Yard


Thursday, March 18, 2021

Spring Break


Friday, March 19, 2021

Spring Break

Sub-Varsity Baseball vs Grand Oaks 11:00/1:00 Scotland Yard

Varsity Baseball @ Gran Oaks 1:00 Grand Oaks High School

Girls Soccer @ College Park 5:45/7:30 College Park High School

Boys Soccer vs College Park 5:45/7:30 TWHS


Saturday, March 20, 2021

Boys/Girls Track Distance Festival

Wrestling Quad Meet @ TWHS


Sunday, March 21, 2021


Monday, March 22, 2021

Bagpipers Beginner Class 4:00 Room 138

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

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 226

Student Council Meeting 6:00 Cafeteria

Interact Meeting 7:00 Cafeteria


Tuesday, March 23, 2021

JV Tennis Tournament @ TWHS

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

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 302

Varsity Baseball vs Conroe 7:00 Scotland Yard


Wednesday, March 24, 2021

SAT School Day

Model Nations Meeting 3:00 LGI

Wrestling Dual Meet 4:00 TWHS

Theatre Improv Show 7:00


Thursday, March 25, 2021

FCA Meeting 6:30am LGI

FBLA State Leadership Conference

UIL Academic Meet @ TWHS 9th

FR/JV Track Meet @ Oak Ridge 4:00 Oak Ridge High School

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Room 302


Friday, March 26, 2021

Science NHS 6:30 LGI

Varsity Tennis @ Waco

FBLA State Leadership Conference

UIL Academic Meet @ TWHS

Softball vs Oak Ridge 4:30/6:15 TWHS

Sub-Varsity Baseball @ College Park 5:00/7:00 College Park High School

Varsity Baseball vs College Park 7:00 Scotland Yard


Saturday, March 27, 2021

TSI Testing @ TWHS

Band Spring Fundraiser 9:00-4:00 TWHS Parking Lot

Softball Tournament @ Katy

Wrestling Quad Duals Tournament @ Clear Lake High School

UIL Academic Meet @ TWHS

Varsity Track Meet @ College Park 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.