Vol. 21 Issue #8 September 13-17th
Tomball Memorial High School Tenet of the week: Community.
At TMHS we believe that a collaborative culture is the key to high-quality instruction. We prioritize this collaboration at all levels at TMHS: from students in the classroom, teachers and their content teams, administration in leadership teams, decision-making committees, student groups and organizations, booster clubs, parent organizations, extracurricular activities, and beyond. The sense of community through collaborative culture in each part of TMHS is a piece of what drives the success we see from both our students and staff.
All students utilizing campus parking must have their parking permit tag visible in their vehicle while parked on school grounds. Any student without a visible parking permit is not allowed to park on school grounds. Parking permits may be purchased through the front office.
All HOME TMHS athletic contest tickets are being sold online. Please visit THIS LINK to purchase your tickets to support the Wildcats!
Morning Student Drop-off
Please take a look at the graphic above regarding student and staff parking as well as procedures for car rider drop off. As always, exercise extra caution when dropping and picking up students.
Click the button above to view the regular and early release bell schedules for the 2021-22 school year.
Important Dates and Reminders!
Please note several important dates and changes for our fall schedules:
Homecoming 2021 is October 8th. Rock the Block Parade will be on Wednesday, October 6th, and the Homecoming Dance on Saturday, October 9th.
Fine Arts Senior Night: We will celebrate our Fine Arts Seniors on Friday, October 29th at the home football game (moved from October 8th).
TMHS Open House will be held on Monday, September 20th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. More details will be provided soon!
Check out THIS LINK for loads of information!
October 13, 2021- PSAT/NMSQT Exam will be offered to 10th and 11th grade students. No registration is necessary.
*9th Grade Registration will be from August 24, 2021, to September 14, 2021.
*Space is limited for 9th graders.
All students taking the PSAT/NMSQT will be responsible for bringing their own PSAT/NMSQT approved calculator on October 13, 2021.
Student Dress Code
We will continue to enforce our dress code policies per the TISD Student handbook with an emphasis continuing on the following items:
- All students must wear clothing that adequately covers the body. Shorts and/or skirts must reach the mid-thigh. Spaghetti straps, strapless, backless, see-through and low-cut tops are not allowed. Tops must cover the midriff.
- All male students must be clean-shaven and may not display any piercings including the ear.
- Students are not allowed to wear hats, bandanas, or other head coverings.
- Student hair must be that of natural color. Students that need to address this particular portion can meet with their Assistant Principal to discuss a solution and timeline.
All dress code policies can be found in the TISD Student Handbook linked HERE.
Senior Painted Parking Spots: Seniors who have signed up for Senior Parking will have 2 opportunities to paint their spot on Thursday, September 16th from 3:30-7:30pm and then again on Saturday, September 18th from 8:30-1:00pm. Spots will be chosen by students on Monday, September 13th. Painted parking spots are no longer available for purchase.
Financial Aid Night: October 5, 2021- Completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid which is now a high school requirement.
College Knowledge Night: November 9, 2021- College representatives present on a variety of topics from college admissions, specific majors, etc.
Trash Bag Sales Fundraiser: The Senior Trash bag fundraiser was launched last week! The purpose of this fundraiser is to provide funds for the 2022 Senior Prom. The cost of the prom is approximately $40,000. We want to be able to plan and provide a beautiful, memorable 2022 senior prom. Senior participation in the fundraiser is critical. Seniors who sell 16 rolls will receive a free prom ticket and two free prom tickets if they sell 32 rolls. Each roll is $12.00.
Senior Portraits: Seniors must have taken their senior portraits with Prestige Photography by November 6, 2021. You may contact Prestige at 281-897-8300 to schedule an appointment.
TMHS Class of 2022 Parents - A message from the SPO:
The TMHS SPO website has been fully redesigned for the 2021-22 school year! The site is mobile-friendly and contains helpful information about membership, senior events, volunteering, key dates, board contacts, donations, and more! Click HERE to take a look!
SPO Membership: This year you will find 3 SPO membership levels available for purchase. Please note, you cannot volunteer for SPO events if you are not a member. Additionally, all volunteers will need to complete a TISD background check. Visit the website to find additional information and instructions. Don't forget to visit the site to follow us on social media and sign up for Remind updates! If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More from SPO:
Denim & Diamonds tickets on sale! SPO is pleased to announce that our Denim and Diamonds ticket sales are now live and available for purchase! Ticket prices are attached for your convenience and may be purchased at https://my.cheddarup.com/c/denim-diamonds. Please keep in mind there are a limited number of VIP tickets available. If you are interested in donating or sponsoring for this event, please let us know, or reach out to our Committee Chairs, Tammy Kelley or Mary Vatuna.
Please visit the SPO website regularly for updates or upcoming events: http://www.tmhs-spo.com/
Senior 2022 Signs available HERE
The next SPO meeting will be on Wednesday, September 15, at 6:30 pm in the LGI at TMHS. All are welcome to attend and volunteer at our Senior Events.
Get your Wildcat Gear!
The TMHS Cheer Booster Club has NEW Wildcat Merchandise items for all Wildcat fans to choose from!
You can use this link to access the online store, or use the QR code in the graphic to access the store!
This is the TMHS Cheer Booster Club’s major fundraising effort, so come out and support TMHS Cheer and show your WILDCAT pride in some Wildcat gear!
Go Cats Go!
Attention Class of 2023!
Important dates regarding Class Rings!
Week of September 7th - 13th:
Students had the opportunity to receive information regarding the class rings during their Wildcat Den time. Juniors that want to order rings will pick up a packet from their Alpha Pod.
September 20th - Balfour (the class ring vendor) will have a table at Open House where students can turn their packets in and try on rings.
September 21st - Balfour will be set up in the cafeteria for students to turn in ordering packets.
September 22nd - Balfour will be set up in the cafeteria for students to turn in ordering packets- last chance!
The delivery date for those who order rings is to be determined, but they should arrive in time for Christmas!
Each student will receive a student ID in the first week of school. The student ID will also serve as their transportation SMART Tag. The SMART Tag is required in order to ride TISD busses to and from school. For more information, please click HERE.
Don't be late!
Now that we have settled into our new and improved campus, it's important that our students get to class on time to maximize their learning. Teachers will begin marking students tardy if they are late to class. But don't worry, we have added time to our passing periods to allow time for extended travel due to the larger building.
Student Schedule Level Changes
Students wishing to make a level change in their schedule (i.e. TAP to on-level or vise versa) must complete THIS FORM. Students are only allowed to make level changes. Changes to electives or other requests will not be accommodated.
Don't be late!
Student Schedule Level Changes
A message from Tomball ISD:
Tomball Memorial High School
Meet your 2021-2022 TMHS Administration and Counseling Staff
Dr. Jeff Bailey - Principal
Jill Hayes - Associate Principal of Curriculum and Instruction
Charlie Gerszewski - Associate Principal of Building and Operations
Jade Lopez - Assistant Principal
(Alpha office A - Cri and Freshman Sand - Z)
Sheri Forsyth - Counselor (Alpha office A - Cri)
Dr. Mary Endress - Assistant Principal
(Alpha office Hop - Mon and Sophomores Sand - Z)
Erika Zeno - Counselor (Alpha office Hop - Mon)
Kyle Dunn - Assistant Principal
(Alpha office Cro - Hoo and Juniors Sand - Z)
Mark Floyd - Counselor (Alpha office Cro - Hoo)
Meredith Henry - Assistant Principal
(Alpha office Moo - Sanc and Seniors Sand - Z)
Brenna Williamson - Counselor (Alpha office Moo - Sanc)
Lashelle Nix - Counselor
Alpha office Sand - Z for all grades