The Woodlands High School

Highlander Happenings April 11, 2022 – April 23, 2022

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AP TESTING


The deadline for AP ordering was 2/27---there will be no exams ordered after this date.


"All Things AP Testing Newsletter"---you will find everything you need to know about AP testing---this will be updated throughout the year. This link will also be posted on the TWHS freshman/senior campus school websites.


Parent Letter: Parent---AP Exam Parent Stud letter BOY.pdf


Newsletter---"All Things AP Testing"------https://www.smore.com/1mcz5


If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Spears at wspears@conroeisd.net.

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TWHS FINAL EXAM INFORMATION

Senior Final Exams


Graduation for the Class of 2022 is on Monday, May 23, 2022. To accommodate this date, all seniors will take their exams Monday, May 16 through Thursday, May 19, 2022. All exams will be administered during the normal 90-minute class period. Teachers will adjust the length of the exams to fit into the time allotted.

Monday 16 Senior Finals Periods 3 & 4

Tuesday 17 Senior Finals Periods 7 & 8

Wednesday 18 Senior Finals Periods 1 & 2 (Regular Bell Schedule - Seniors Early Release)

Thursday 19 Senior Finals Periods 5 & 6 (Regular Bell Schedule - Seniors Early Release)


Ninth – Eleventh Grade Exams


TWHS FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE – The Woodlands High School will have final exams beginning Monday, May 23, through Thursday, May 26, 2022. Monday, May 23, will be a full day of instruction and exams with the school day ending at 2:35 pm. Tuesday, May 24, through Thursday, May 26 will be half days with school ending at 11:20 am each day. See below for the final exam schedule:

Monday 23 Green Final Exams Periods 6 & 8

Period 5 - Review 7:20- 8:15

Period 6 - Final 8:22-10:21

Period 7 - 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 8 - Final 12:36 – 2:35


Tuesday 24 Red Final Exams Periods 1 & 2 (Early Release)

Period 1 - 7:20- 9:17

Class Change - 9:17- 9:24

Period 2 - 9:24-11:20


Wednesday 25 Green Final Exams Periods 5 & 7 (Early Release)

Period 5 - 7:20- 9:17

Class Change - 9:17- 9:24

Period 7 - 9:24-11:20


Thursday 26 Red Final Exams Periods 3 & 4 (Early Release)

Period 3 - 7:20- 9:17

Class Change - 9:17- 9:24

Period 4 - 9:24-11:20



TWHS Final Exam Exemption Policy

All students, 9th through 12th, are eligible for final exam exemptions in the Spring Semester. Students must meet the criteria and the discipline requirement listed below. Students must maintain an 85-100 class average for the semester (18-weeks). In addition, the following criteria apply as well:

  1. Students must meet the grade criteria listed above and the requirements listed below.
  2. 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, receive a grade of zero or incomplete for the exam and will need to schedule a makeup final exam. Failure to attend will result in a zero or an incomplete for that course.
  3. Any student that has served ISS, 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.
  4. 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.

STAAR END OF COURSE (EOC) TESTING


This notice concerns upcoming STAAR EOC tests in the spring of this school year. The state of Texas has determined that in the 2022-2023 school year, all STAAR EOC testing will move to an online platform. We are following the state’s initiative and will begin online testing this spring semester. Due to these changes, our testing procedures have changed. For your planning purposes, please review the following bullet points to understand how your child will be impacted with the transition to online testing.


General directions for testing days on both campuses:

· ONLY testing students will report to school at regular time on the testing days listed below--This is for senior campus only. ALL 9th grade students will report to the 9th grade campus on the testing dates below by 7:20.


· Any student attending the senior campus, regardless of grade level (10th-12th), who is NOT testing will have late arrival.


· All Ninth-grade campus students will report to the ninth grade campus on the dates below due to testing and altered shuttle schedules during the school day. More information will be provided closer to the testing date.


  • May 3 - Algebra 1 EOC (students that have already taken and passed the Algebra 1 EOC will participate in a Biology EOC review),
  • May 4 - Biology EOC.


Specific directions for senior campus testing days:

· On April 7th: Any student enrolled in English 2 and/or needs to retest English 2 will report to school at regular time and review posters on the wall to locate their testing room.


· If your student is NOT enrolled in English 2 and/or does not need to retest, he/she will report to school at approximately 11:45. Exact times and locations will be announced closer to the testing date.


· On May 4th: Any student enrolled in US History or needs to retest US History will report to school at regular time and review posters on the wall to locate their testing room.


· If your student is NOT enrolled in US History and/or does not need to retest, he/she will report to school at approximately 11:00. Exact times and locations will be announced closer to the testing date


· Students who cannot find transportation for the late arrival time should report to the school cafeteria at regular time for a study hall. The use of phones and laptops will not be allowed in the cafeteria as they will interfere with WiFi access points needed for testing.


Preparation for the online exams

· Students can practice using the online platform at www.texasassessment.gov > students and families > practice test login > sign in as a guest user > grade level is EOC > choose a test to practice


Testing Dates

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ATHLETICS:

HIGHSTEPPER 2022-2023 TRYOUTS: Tryout information and Application packets for the Highsteppers 2022-2023 season will be available next Thursday, March 31st. There will be no pre-tryout information meeting. Applications can be picked up in the front office at TWHS Senior Campus, 9th Grade Campus, or McCullough and should be returned by Friday, April 14th. The Clinic will run from Friday, April 22nd through Friday, April 29th from 4:15-6:00 PM at the TWHS Senior Campus. Judging for the team will be Saturday, April 30th from 7:30 AM until 1:00 PM. Contact Heather Hays at hhays@conroeisd.net for any additional information.


BOYS BASKETBALL: Boys Basketball open gym will be Monday April 11th at the main campus 4:30-6pm. Then we will have our last 2 open gyms at the 9th grade campus on Mondays April 25th & May 2nd also 4:30-6pm. Summer basketball camp info can be found on our website at www.highlanderbasketball.org.


POWER LIFTING: The Highlander Powerlifting Team completed its 2022 season on March 26 at the State Championships in Abilene. As a team, the Highlanders tied for 5th in the state with Daniel Gil placing 2nd in the 148 lb class and Aiden Peterson placing 3rd in the 165 lb class. Others that qualified for state were Alex Martin (9th in 220 lb class), Andrew Larkworthy (10th in 198 lb class), Hank Hewgley, Mauricio Kerguelen, Nick Beagle, and Cayden Clayton. The 8 state qualifiers were a new school record and the 2nd most at the state meet this year.


Before Spring Break, The Woodlands won its second consecutive regional championship. Hank Hewgley (132 lb), Daniel Gil (148 lb) and Aiden Peterson (165 lb) won regional titles in their respective weight classes. Others that earned medals were Andrew Larkworthy (3rd in 198 lb class), Cayden Clayton (4th in 220 lb class) and Alex Martin (5th in 220 lb class). Daniel Gil brought home the awards for best lightweight platform lifter in Squat, Bench, and Total Weight. Andrew Larkworthy was awarded the top Bench Press on the heavy platform. Other that qualified and competed at the Regional Meet were Nate Provost, Damon Arnold, Jerry Contreras, Mauricio Kerguelen, Nick Beagle, and Jakob Handy.


DANCE: The Dance Department is presenting their 23rd annual Dance Recital on Thursday, April 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the TWHS Auditorium. Family and friends are welcome, admission is FREE to all! Dance students will have a mandatory Dress Rehearsal on April 13th from 3:00-5:30 p.m.


TENNIS: THE HIGHLANDER TENNIS TEAMS HAD A NEAR SWEEP OF DISTRICT TITLES BY WINNING BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS JV AND FRESHMAN 13-6A TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

THE VARSITY BOYS WON FIRST AND SECOND IN SINGLES AND DOUBLES DOMINATING THE VARSITY BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP --THE GIRLS WERE DISTRICT RUNNER-UP TO CP.

JV 13-6A RESULTS CHAMPS
GIRLS SINGLES: VALERIA KOLSTER and KAYLIE NGUYEN
GIRLS DOUBLESHALLE McNEIL/NIRANJANA RAMESH and TANIA ABURTO/ANA BOLIVAR
MIXED DOUBLESCELESTE REUS/VLAD FROIMSON and REGINA CONTRERAS/JACKSON LUNEAU
BOYS SINGLES: JOSHUA HANSON and JESSE KING

VARSITY RESULTS:
RACHEL SAM /FELIPE RAMERIZ -MIXED
EMILIO LOPEZ/JOSE PEREZ—BD
CAL RIGGS—BS
VICKY CONDE—GS
MAX CONDE—BS
CARSON MOORE/ELI SAM BD
ANDREA AGUILAR/NITYA KALIGOTLA GD

ON TO REGIONALS!

COACH KENDALL AND COACH McILVAIN ARE VERY PROUD OF OUR PLAYERS AND THEIR TREMENDOUS WORK ETHIC AND WINNING ATTITUDES. WE LOOK FORWARD TO FUTURE SUCCESS IN REPRESENTING TWHS

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:

Check out the 04.08.2022 CCC Newsletter, which has more information about:

      • Friday, April 8
        • Seniors who’ve completed Lone Star applications to begin taking classes in fall of 2022 are invited to this registration event during which they’ll be able to check out the Montgomery campus and meet with an academic advisor to select classes and complete the registration process. Limit spots available on a first come, first serve basis to those who complete the Lone Star application!
      • Wednesday, April 13: School-wide testing day
        • Sophomores and non-testing juniors and seniors will attend classes as usual
      • Thursday, April 14: Dual credit registration deadline for Lone Star College
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COUNSELORS CORNER:

Attention all Parents--are you wondering how to keep your kids off of their phones? Wondering how to involve your kids in family life? Wondering what dangers your kids are facing with their phones? Come to the presentation on April 13, at 6:30 p.m., in the McCullough Jr High auditorium and find the answers to your questions. Open to all Conroe ISD parents, no matter what age. See the flyer below for more information!

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SCHOOL NEWS

JROTC: Both our Freshman and Senior cadet classes had a great time on their trips last week and we are very excited for our sophomore cadets who will spend the night aboard the historic USS Lexington aircraft carrier in Corpus Christi on April 21-22!


This Saturday April 9th our cadets will participate in the annual TOP GUN Meet hosted by Caney Creek Navy JROTC! This meet includes multiple categories such as academics, marksmanship, orienteering, and various PT events. Good Luck to our competitors!


We are still busy preparing for our next community service events: Ironman/Ironkid triathlons on April 16th and April 23rd.


Our annual Chili Cook-off will be held on April 30th at the 9th Grade Campus. This event includes chili and dessert competitions and tasting, a silent auction, and games for our cadets and their families to hang out and have a great time!

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CLUB NEWS:

STUDENT COUNCIL: Congratulations are in order for our 2021-2022 Student Council. Texas Association of Student Councils presents awards each year to schools from around Texas -- We are excited to announce that for the 6th year in a row TWHS was awarded the highest honor of Sweepstakes: Outstanding Student Council, Outstanding Pride and Patriotism, Outstanding DASH, Outstanding Energy and Environment, and Outstanding Community Service. Thank you to ALL members of Student Council - this would have NOT been possible without you. If you or your student have any questions about getting involved in Student Council please check out our website - www.twhsstuco.com or email Kristen Gartner or Jill Hart.


BPA: The Woodlands High School Business Professionals of America had 17 students compete at Regionals and 13 qualify for State Competition. Our students then competed at State Competition March 2-5 and of the 13 participants 9 were State Finalists. Of the 9 finalists we had 1 State Champion and National Qualifier - Kevin Pan, and 2 additional National Qualifiers - Julia Ellis and Elizabeth Proctor. We will be competing in Interview Skills, Prepared Speech, and Presentation Management at the National Competition May 4-7 in Dallas Texas.


HOSA: The Woodlands High School HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) club has 13 students participating in the HOSA state competition in Galveston, TX April 20-22.


FBLA: Results of FBLA State Leadership Conference: 2nd Place - Economics - Laura Haas; 4th Place - Intro. to Parli. Pro. - Louise Crawford; 5th Place - Intro. to Public Speaking - Ella Parsons; 2nd Place - Job Interview - David Rabalais. These student's qualified for FBLA National Leadership Conference in Chicago, IL on June 27 - July 3, 2022.

FBLA Sponsored Speaker: FIDM Representative Cynthia Hougardy Topic: Beyond Words: The Subconscious Language of Body and Dress? Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 3:00 pm in Room 245. Any student interested in this speaker may attend.

End-of-Year Event: Thursday, April 21, 2022, at 7:00 pm at Republic Grill. Please RSVP to Mrs. Filer by April 19, 2022, and we will elect our President and Vice President for the 2022-2023 School Year. The link to the application can be found in the FBLA Canvas Course or by contacting Mrs. Filer at mfiler@conroeisd.net.


SCUBA CLUB: Thanks to all who came to hear Izzy Tyson from the Woodlands Dive Center speak at our club meeting this week. Our FINAL meeting of the school year (and end-of-year party!) is Monday, May 2nd, at 3pm at the Senior Campus in LGI 1. Freshmen can take the activity shuttle to get there. At this meeting, we will elect our officers for next year, and will have prize drawings of some nice donated scuba gear. Each meeting you have attended this year gets your name in the drawings. You do NOT have to be scuba certified to attend our meetings, Snacks will be provided!

OTHER NEWS:

2021-2022 P-EBT Food Benefits

P-EBT food benefits have been approved by the US Department of Agriculture. These are food benefits for families with free or reduced eligible students who temporarily lose access to school meals due to absences. If a student is not already qualified for free or reduced meals and parents would like to be considered for P-EBT benefits, an online free or reduced meal application must be submitted and approved by April 29, 2022. https://www.myschoolapps.com/.


TWHS SCHOOL REPORT CARD:

The Woodlands High School Report Card from TEA is now available and can be accessed using the following steps: From the TWHS and/or TWHS-9th website:

Hover over "Our Campus"

· Click “Campus Profile"

· Select “Accountability Reports”

· Click “2020-2021"

· Select "School Report Card"


TWHS FACEBOOK & TWITTER: The Woodlands High School has both Facebook and Twitter accounts for each campus. Please make sure you go to the official accounts, as there are several fake accounts on the internet. The official sites are:

www.facebook.com/TWHS9THCISD for the 9th Grade Campus

www.facebook.com/TheWoodlandsHSCISD for the Senior Campus


Twitter handles are @TWHSCISD for the Senior Campus. Twitter for the 9th Grade campus is @TWHS9THCISD.


STAY IN TOUCH with TWHS: Be sure to "friend" The Caledonian on Facebook, follow them on Twitter/Instagram @twhscaledonian and bookmark the website - www.twhscaledonian.com for ALL the school news you need.


STUDENT PARKING: 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.


Students assigned parking spaces in the Band Lot (1279-1508) or ROTC Lot (2114-2163) must move their cars by 3 pm every day. Students are not allowed to cut through the church parking lot. Nor are they allowed to park at the church or the neighborhood across the street. You will be towed. All information about parking can be found on the school website: https://twhs.conroeisd.net/parking/


ATTENDANCE: To report an absence, call:

9th Grade: 832-592-8025

10th Grade: 936-709-1236

11th Grade: 936-709-1233

12th Grade: 936-709-1234

Grades 10-12: 936-709-1213


If your student needs to leave early, please send him or her in with a note to be delivered to the attendance office before school, during lunch or between classes. Doing so ensures the check-out process will be as quick and efficient as possible.

Feel free to call the attendance office with any questions or concerns you may have. We're here to help.

CLINIC NOTES:

If your student has received any vaccines this school year, including their COVID-19 vaccines or booster, feel free to send a copy or screenshot to the clinic at school so that we can have it on file. You can also email it to aransley@conroeisd.net for the Senior Campus, or jffletcher@conroeisd.net for the Ninth Grade Campus.


If you have a graduating senior, please be sure to request a copy of their vaccine record to be picked up by your student or emailed to you before the end of the school year. We will not be able to fulfill requests made during the summer. Most colleges and universities require an additional dose of the Meningitis (MCV4) vaccine that is received on or after the 16th birthday, and you may want to also discuss the Meningitis B vaccine with your doctor. That is a newer vaccine that is available to children ages 16-18, and it protects against an additional strain of the meningococcal virus.


We are wrapping up our vision and hearing screenings for the school year for our students who are new to the district since 7th grade. If your student has brought a vision referral home, please have his/her eye doctor complete the bottom part of the referral and return it to the clinic. If your student did not pass the campus screening this year and you need assistance with an eye exam or glasses, please contact the clinic. We do have resources that can help you.


Thank you for all that you do in supporting our efforts to keep our students healthy and in school!

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SCHOOL CALENDAR:



The Woodlands High School Calendar

April 11, 2022 – April 23, 2022


Monday, April 11, 2022

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Spanish Room 226

Sub-Varsity Baseball vs Grand Oaks 5:00/7:00 Scotland Yard


Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Robotics Club Meeting 2:35 Room 170

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302

Mu Alpha Theta 3:00 LGI 2

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

Varsity Baseball @ Grand Oaks 7:00 Grand Oaks High School


Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Varsity Track Championships @ Grand Oaks High School

Robotics Club Meeting 2:35 Room 170

FBLA Meeting 2:40 Room 245

Model United Nations Meeting 3:00 LGI 1

Evening Tutorials 5:30 English Room 168 & Spanish Room 226


Thursday, April 14, 2022

FCA Meeting 7:00 am LGI 1

Varsity Track Championships @ Grand Oaks High School

Softball @ Grand Oaks 4:30/6:15 Grand Oaks High School

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302

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

Varsity Baseball vs Grand Oaks 7:00 Scotland Yard


Friday, April 15, 2022

School Holiday

Varsity Track Championships @ Grand Oaks High School


Saturday, April 16, 2022

Interact Bunny Fest 9:00 TWHS Large Courtyard


Sunday, April 17, 2022


Monday, April 18, 2022

School Holiday

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


Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Robotics Club Meeting 2:35 Room 170

Softball vs Conroe 4:30/6:15 TWHS

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302

Varsity Baseball vs Oak Ridge 7:00 Scotland Yard


Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Robotics Club Meeting 2:35 Room 170

FBLA Meeting 2:40 Room 245

Model United Nations Meeting 3:00 LGI 1

Evening Tutorials 5:30 English Room 168 & Spanish Room 226

Improv Show 7:00 TWHS Auditorium


Thursday, April 21, 2022

FCA Meeting 7:00 am LGI 1

Sustainable Development Club Meeting 2:45 LGI 2

Robotics Kids Club 3:30 Room 170

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302

National Honors Society Induction


Friday, April 22, 2022

Science NHS Meeting 6:30 LGI 1

Softball @ College Park 4:30/6:15 College Park High School High School

Sub-Varsity Baseball vs Conroe 5:00/7:00 Scotland Yard

Varsity Baseball @ Conroe 7:00 Conroe High School


Saturday, April 23, 2022

Senior Prom 7:00 pm @ The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center

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.