The Woodlands High School

Highlander Happenings October 4 – October 16, 2021

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It's time for AP testing registration and payment. Schoolcashonline payment will open on 9/7. Please see the attached letter for all information about AP exam payment & registration. NEW this year is the "All Things AP Testing Newsletter"---you will find everything you need to know about AP testing---I will update throughout the year. This link will also be posted on the TWHS freshman/senior campus school websites. Please be sure to read the attached letter--it will provide you with step-by-step instructions on what your student should do next to make sure they are enrolled in their myapclassroom and how to make AP testing payments.

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

Newsletter---"All Things AP Testing"------

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Spears at


TENNIS: TWHS TEAM TENNIS HAS BEEN ON A ROLL...Winning seven consecutive matches and winning 56 of 57 individual district matches to run their record to 3-0 in District 13-6A. The Highlanders defeated Oak Ridge 19-0 and Grand Oaks 18-1 in district play. #9 The Woodlands then took on #14 Katy Seven Lakes and won 10-9.

Next up for the Netters will be Conroe, followed by a potential District Championship showdown vs College Park. In between the Highlanders will try to avenge an earlier season loss (11-8) to #8 Ft. Bend Clements.


BOYS BASKETBALL: Boys Basketball officially starts practice on Wednesday October 27th. Tryouts will be Saturday at the main campus from 9-11am. Every player trying out must have a current physical to tryout.

CROSS COUNTRY: The Highlander Girls and Boys Cross Country Team continues to dominate their season with major wins and accomplishments at recent XC meets including the Atascocita Invitational, the College Park Invitational, the Mile Split Invitational in Denton, the Cy Fair XC Invitational, and the Region 3 Preview.

Yet what lays ahead this weekend will be the most exciting competition to-date in 2021! TWHS will be hosting the Nike South Invitational on Friday and Saturday. With 70 high school teams and 22 middle school teams - including many notable out of town schools in attendance - nearly 2,500 athletes will be descending upon “our house” to burn up the race course. Go Highlanders!!

Upcoming XC Meets:

2nd @ Bear Branch Sports Fields - Nike South Invitational (All)

8th @ TWHS - Red/Green Race (All)


The newest CCC Newsletter released today (Oct. 1) and is available for you here. Please read it, especially for detailed information on the senior FAFSA graduation requirement. Below is a list of the topics addressed in the newsletter:

    • General information
    • Details about the new, state mandated FAFSA reporting requirement for seniors
  • College Visits
    • College Night
  • Pre-register for COLLEGE NIGHT:

    ************Registration is by week, so for our Night, please select the Oct. 11 option.

    Additional instructions available here.

  • Reminder: 1st step for seniors is completing applications
    • Most colleges have priority deadlines of Nov. 1, so seniors should be applying now!

  • Additional upcoming events

    • Oct. 4 at 6 pm: Virtual info session with UT Austin's Hildebrand Dept. of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (UTPGE) for all interested high school students (attend through this link)

    • Oct. 5 at 5 pm: Virtual info session with NASA's High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) for juniors (attend through this link)

    • Oct. 7 at 6:30 pm: EfTA Distinguished Speaker Series with Dr. Debra Sukin, Regional Senior VP of Houston Methodist and CEO of Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital (pre-register here)

    • Oct. 12 at 6:30 pm: College Night in-person at the Lone Star Convention Center

  • Planning your future

    • Tips for both juniors and seniors

  • Past communications


Our response to HB4545: TWHS core subjects will begin offering EOC Tutorials for our students who did not pass one or more EOC exams last school year, 2020-2021. EOC Tutorials will be held during advisory, after school and on Saturdays, depending on subject area. Students who are required to have EOC Tutoring are currently being identified, notification letters will be sent home to parents by the end of next week for the senior campus and 9th grade campus will have letters out soon after.

Guidance Presentations: Counselors at the main campus have just completed their classroom visits into our Junior’s English classes. During these classroom guidance sessions, students updated their four-year plans and delved a bit deeper into Naviance, our district’s tool for college and career planning tool. Students were shown where to locate GPA, class rank, PSAT scores as well as how to research college admission requirements. Naviance also offers an entire section on Self-Discovery to help students learn more about their interests and potential careers. Juniors completed one of the many interest inventories during this lesson. Parents, please know that you have access to Naviance as well. If you have any questions, please reach out to your student’s counselor or the College and Career Center.

Counselors are excited to begin our Freshman and Sophomore presentations beginning October 15th via English 1 for our 9th grade students and World History for our 10th graders. Topics will include four-year planning, an introduction to Naviance and career interest tools.

College Fair is coming soon! C.I.S.D. College Fair is October 12th at Lone Star Convention Center from 6:30 - 8:30. There will be 150-200 colleges and universities as well as sessions on Financial Aid and information on applying to college. Sessions will be offered in English and Spanish. As of now this College Fair is scheduled to be in person! Address of the convention center: 9055 Airport Road, Conroe, TX. 77303

Assessment News: School Wide Testing information for Wednesday October 13th

Grade 9 PSAT—Students who registered and paid to test by September 17 will be placed on a roster and a study guide will be delivered to them in math class. For an electronic copy, use the link below. Students should report to school at the normal time and look for alpha posters on the wall to indicate testing locations.

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Grade 10 & 11 PSAT—All 10th and 11thgraders are given the PSAT free of charge and should plan to test. Students should report to school at the normal time and look at the alpha posters on the wall that indicate their testing location. A study guide may be picked up in the cafeteria from September 20-October 7, 2021. An electronic copy of the study guide can be found at the link below, paper copies are available in the cafeteria.

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Grade 12 PSATSENIORS DO NOT TAKE THE PSAT. Any senior not registered for the TSI or SAT School Day test will have late arrival and should report to school at 11:30.

Grade 12 SAT SCHOOL DAY—This test is for SENIORS ONLY. Seniors who registered and paid via school cash by midnight on Sunday September 19th have been placed on a testing roster. Students should report to school at the normal time and look for alpha posters on the wall to indicate testing locations. Hard copies of study guides have been placed in the cafeteria. An electronic copy can be found at the link below.

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Grade 12 TSI - Your senior is also still able to register for the TSI. If interested, please reach out to Mrs. Teague in College and Career:

Seniors who are not testing on October 13th will have late arrival and should plan on reporting to school at 11:30am.


Seniors are the only 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 an 85-100 class average for the semester (18-weeks). 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 (semester-long courses) and Spring semesters (year-long courses). 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 semester.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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).


FBLA: Our activities for October are Meeting on October 13, 2021, at 6:30 pm via Zoom. Competitive Events Workshop October 27, 2021, at 3:00 pm in Room 245. Social also on October 27, 2021, at 5:30 pm and Terramont Park. Area V Workshop on Saturday, October 23, 2021, in the morning, more details to follow--if you are interested in participating in the Area V Workshop, please let Mrs. Filer know if you have not already. Also, the first lesson of Lead4Change Leadership Curriculum has been posted to the FBLA Canvas Course, check it out.

SCUBA: Our next meeting is Monday, October 4th, at 3pm in the Senior Campus “old” LGI. You do NOT have to already be Scuba certified to attend, and each meeting you attend gets your name entered for drawings for nice prizes at our December and May meetings. We will discuss the following upcoming events:

- Dive meetup for certified divers Monday, October 11th (Columbus Day—no school) at Blue Lagoon. We have Site #5 on Lagoon 1 reserved and will meet there by 10am, get a couple of dives, then go to the China Buffet! If you are 18 or over, you will need to bring your C-card and your driver’s license to check in. If you are under 18, you will need to bring your C-card and either have a parent accompany you (does not have to be scuba certified), or if riding with someone else, bring a waiver signed by your parent (we can provide these at the club meeting or email them to you). If you need to rent equipment on-site, please contact Blue Lagoon directly BEFORE Oct 11th to arrange it.

- Try Scuba event for students/parents wishing to see what diving is all about. We are currently looking at one or both of the following dates: Saturday October 23rd and/or 30th. You will need to fill out the paperwork located on our website at The cost is $35, which can be applied toward a certification course should you choose to get certified; this cost includes use of all equipment for the session.


Please consider joining the PTO today!

Join & Volunteer - The Woodlands High School PTO The Woodlands, Texas

2021-2022 Membership is now open. PTO membership is renewed annually. If you were on a PTO volunteer list/committee last year, you need to re-join each year so we can keep our email lists current.


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: for the 9th Grade Campus 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 - 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:

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.


We are in the process of conducting our annual vaccine audit. If you have received a letter or email from the clinic that states that your child needs a vaccine, please take care of it promptly. If you have not established with a PCP here yet, please call us for clinic recommendations. If you indicated on the annual health form that your student requires any medications on campus such as inhalers or Epi-Pens, there are action plans that need to be signed by a doctor every school year and turned in to the clinic before your child may begin carrying their medication. We do not keep medication from year to year, and we also do not have medication for students that parents have not checked in. You are welcome to check in OTC medications for your child to be kept in the clinic and administered by the clinic staff. As of September 3rd, positive COVID cases are to be reported by parents by logging in to your child’s SSO, going to the COVID Central app, and following the prompts there. You will receive information about isolation, attendance, a return to school date, as well as an email confirmation. By reporting the case online, your child’s absence will be excused. Students do still need to contact their teachers to come up with a plan to get their missing assignments. Also in that app, you can schedule a free rapid test for your student at the Conroe ISD Police Department. Appointment slots do fill up rapidly, but evening and Saturday appointments are available. For the most up to date information on the district’s Covid protocol, we ask that you refer to the Roadmap to Remaining Open on the Conroe ISD website,


TWHS BAND: CONGRATULATIONS to TWHS Marching Band for their big win this past weekend at the Bands of America North Houston Regional!

The band won all categories in the preliminary round, finishing 1st place in Music Performance, 1st in Visual Performance and 1st in General Effect!

TWHS Band went on to win the entire competition by over 4 points in the Finals round, taking all competitive captions once more for the night.

Wish the band luck as they continue to prepare for the Bands of America Super Regional in San Antonio and then at the Grand National Championship in Indianapolis later this fall in November!


IMPROV TROUPE: The Woodlands High School Improv Troupe is thrilled to host our next Improv Show, TODAY, October 1 at 7pm in the comfort of your own home or at The Woodlands High School Auditorium! Tickets are $5 in person and single person streaming and $7 for family streaming and all the money raised from the night will be going to Friends of Texas Wildlife.

Friends of Texas Wildlife is a group of trained and permitted volunteers who provide care for injured, displaced, and orphaned wildlife in Montgomery and surrounding Counties. They support the rehabilitation of native Texas wildlife and promote the co-existence of wildlife and people through education. For more information visit Make sure to join us, along with your family and friends, for a great time while helping an amazing organization!

TWHS THEATRE: Join TWHS Theatre as we transport back in time to the 1980s and take a peek through the eyes of Jack, a caring yet burnt out social worker, and four mentally disabled roommates in his care. Through a series of everyday moments this poignant comedy teaches us how life's little hiccups can sometimes be momentous occasions. Through these triumphs and tears we are reminded that our nondivergent neighbors, like every boy next door, strive to live a life full of love, laughter and purpose. With keys, a few donuts, and our friendly neighborhood Spiderman, this brotherhood will leave you inspired.

The Boys Next Door will open on Thursday, October 7 and run through Friday, October 8, and Saturday, October 10 at 7:00 pm with a matinee opportunity at 2:00pm Saturday October 10. Auditorium doors open 30 minutes before each showing. For tickets, visit our website

ORCHESTRA NEWS: Don't miss our Halloween Concert Friday October 29th at 7 PM in the Auditorium. If you can't join us in person, join us virtually on the livestream. Register for the livestream at:

NATIONAL SOCIAL STUDIES HONOR SOCIETY: The Woodlands High School Social Studies Honor Society will be hosting our first general meeting Tuesday October 5th in LGI 1 at 2:45 pm. All new and returning members are required to attend the first meeting or our first event. We will discuss points, events, lettering and earning honor cords. We look forward to seeing you at our inaugural meeting!

THE WOODLANDS HIGH SCHOOL ART TRUST: CALLING ALL TEXAS ARTISTS!!! Submissions for 2021 close in 10 days! If you know a Texas Artists, please pass this on!

Have you ever noticed the 49 works of art by established Texas artists that are permanently displayed in the hallways at school? This is The Woodlands High School Art Trust Collection and we are celebrating our 11th year! This collection of art works has been selected and purchased by our students over the past 10 years. Each year we add new works to the collection and our next selection process has begun. Submissions will be accepted until October 10th for consideration into our collection for 2021. We invite established Texas artists who have had work accepted into a juried show and are at least 22 years old to submit works to be considered for acquisition in 2021. If you know an established Texas Artist that might be interested, please pass this information on! Click HERE to learn more.

In mid-October, our student committee will narrow down the works submitted to 12-15 artworks that will be voted on by the entire student body in mid-November. Posters of the artworks will be on view at school in November 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 November 18.

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:

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. Pre-COVID we offered FREE tours of our collection to schools and other groups by appointment and we hope to resume these tours as soon as we are able.

Other than the public sculptures around The Woodlands, this is the ONLY permanent collection of art available to the public. It is seen by THOUSANDS of people every day. Please consider supporting this unique collection that sets us apart from other public high schools and strengthens our goal of being one of the best high schools in the state and country.

For more information on The Woodlands High School Art Trust please visit our website: or contact Susan Cosculluela at

JROTC: Our junior classes had a great time on their field trip yesterday. They visited Texas State University, taking a tour of the campus hosted by the college ROTC unit there. Our sophomore classes are next up, with a field trip to Lackland Air Force Base on Thursday, October 14th.

This afternoon, Kitty Hawk Air Society holds our very first tutoring/study session of the year! We have several Community Service activities in the next couple of weeks. Tonight and Saturday we will be assisting at the Nike South cross country meet. Come out to support our runners! On October 9th we will assist with the band’s Lone Star Preview at Woodforest Stadium. Come out to hear some awesome performances!

Our Orienteering, Drill, and Marksmanship teams are still hard at work after school for upcoming meets. Our first competition is Orienteering’s meet at Tom Bass Park in Houston on Saturday, October 16th. Good luck!

9th GRADE CAMPUS LIBRARY: The deadline to buy The Odyssey for English I PreAP via the web store, School Cash Online, is October 15.

Print cards are $2 and may be purchased at the web store or in the library.

The Woodlands High School Calendar

October 4 – October 16, 2021

Monday, October 4, 2021

Scuba Club Meeting 3:00 LGI 1

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Spanish Room 226

Cheer Parent Meeting LGI 1

Boys Soccer Booster Club Meeting 7:00 LGI 2

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

NSSHS Meeting 2:35 LGI 1

Tennis vs College Park 3:00 TWHS

Volleyball vs College Park 4:30/5:30 TWHS

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302

Highstepper Booster Club Meeting LGI 2

Theatre Booster Club Meeting Room 138

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

FBLA Meetings 2:40 Room 245

Model United Nations Meeting 3:00 LGI 1

JV Tennis @ College Park 3:00 College Park High School

Freshman Football White vs Montgomery 4:00 TWHS

Freshman Football Red/Green vs Willis 5:30/7:00 TWHS

JV Football Red/Green @ Willis 4:30/6:30 Willis High School

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

Thursday, October 7, 2021

GSA Meeting 2:35 LGI 2

JV Tennis vs Stratford 3:00 TWHS

Swim & Dive vs Stratford 5:30 CISD Natatorium

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302

TWHS Theatre The Boys Next Door 7:00 @ TWHS

Varsity Football vs Willis 7:00 Woodforest Bank Stadium

Friday, October 8, 2021

Student Holiday

Volleyball @ Willis 4:30/5:30 Willis High School

TWHS Theatre The Boys Next Door 7:00 @ TWHS

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Band Contest @ Woodforest Stadium

Cross Country Red & Green Race @ TWHS

TWHS Theatre The Boys Next Door 2:00/7:00 @ TWHS

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Monday, October 11, 2021

School Holiday

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Picture Retakes (10th & 11th) Auditorium

Volleyball vs Oak Ridge 4:30/5:30 TWHS

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

PSAT Testing

UNICEF Meeting 6:50 am LGI 1

FBLA Meeting 2:40 Room 245

Model United Nations Meeting 3:00 LGI 1

Script Reading Club 3:30 Room 137

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

Thursday, October 14, 2021

GSA Meeting 2:35 LGI 1

Swim & Dive Varsity Kingwood Meet @ Kingwood High School

Sustainable Development Club Meeting 3:00 LGI 2

Freshman Football White @ Jordan 4:30 Jordan High School

Freshman Football Red/Green @ Oak Ridge 4:30/6:30 Oak Ridge High School

JV Football Red/Green vs Oak Ridge 4:30/6:30 TWHS

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302

Band Parent Meeting

Friday, October 15, 2021

Science NHS Meeting 6:30 am LGI 1

Volleyball @ Grand Oaks 4:30/5:30 Grand Oaks High School

Varsity Football @ Oak Ridge 7:00 Woodforest Bank Stadium

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Choir Region Auditions @ TWHS

Swim & Dive Varsity Kingwood Meet @ Kingwood High School

NSHS Science Day 10:00 am TWHS Courtyard

The Woodlands High School

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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.