The Woodlands High School

Highlander Happenings January 24, 2022 – February 4, 2022

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AP TESTING

What if my AP class isn't until the spring semester? When do I register/pay?


THIS IS FOR SECOND SEMESTER CLASSES ONLY----For AP students in Spring ONLY semester classes, please make sure to sign into your myap.collegeboard.org account and enroll in your Spring AP class sections or exam only sections (you will be able to join after your first day of class in January). Your teacher will give you the join code, so be sure to check with them if needed. For student's that do NOT already have a College Board account, you will need to go to College Board to create one. Please make sure you only have ONE account, and you must use your legal name when you register. After you have enrolled you will then register and pay for your Spring AP exam on the school webstore (this will open on Friday, January 7th). Make sure you SELECT the SPRING Class at https://twhs.conroeisd.net/school/our-campus/school-webstore/. The deadline is February 27, 2022. Be sure to select the 2nd semester box on payment.


NOTE: IF you paid for any spring only exams in the fall then all you need to do now is join the myapclassroom with code provided by Spring ONLY AP teacher in January.


The deadline to pay and register for AP exams for yearlong and Fall classes was 10/31. Any student needing to register and pay will need to see Mrs. Spears in grade level. Students will need a join code since they are late. There is also a $40 late fee for each exam. Students in Spring ONLY courses will enroll and pay (if they haven't already paid) in January and will have until 2/27/22 to make that enrollment and payment.


FINAL deadline for all AP exam ordering/payment is 2/27/22---NO payment or exam orders will be allowed after this date. No exceptions.


"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.

ATHLETICS:

FOOTBALL: 29 Highlander Football players were named to the Texas High School Coaches Association 2021 Academic All-State Team. Members must be Seniors, in good standing with their team, be of good moral character, and have an overall GPA of 92 or better (includes all courses grades 9-11). The highest honor is the Elite Team (with near perfect scores in SAT/ACT, GPA, and class rank), followed by 1st Team, 2nd Team, and Honorable Mention. Highlander honorees are:

  • ELITE TEAM- Andrew Larkworthy
  • 1st Team- Evan Dubin, Rayyan Qazi, David Park, Mauricio Kerguelen, Sean Stoyko
  • 2nd Team- Eddie Merrem-Heimpel, Nathan Provost, Nick Sims, Olivia Bulovas, Lyndon Kaigler, Caden Miller, Robert Dominquez, Davis Rhame, Tobin Miller, Kaylee Norton, Daniel Gil, John Podowski
  • Honorable Mention- Dominic Ricketts, Jett Jordan, Hank Hewgley, Harrison DiPasquale, Caden Secrest, Jason Little, Ben Ferguson, Parker McGill, Lizzy Prather, Ty Risner, Keaton Rue

We are very proud of these 29 Seniors who exemplify excellence on and off the field and who are true student athletes.


LADY HIGHLANDER GOLF: Girls Golf Hosted The Vern Edwards Invitational at The Woodlands Resort Oaks and Panther Trail

  • The Red Team Finished in 1st place with scores of 297-297=594
  • Sophmore Veronika Exposito won the individual title with a 1 under par total of 143.
  • Freshmen Charlotte Stick and Tate Hutcheson tied or 3rd place individual with totals of 150.
  • Juniors Sofia Bastidas and Leena Stephens also aided in the teams victory
  • The Green team placed 4th in the tournament. Freshman Blythe Bowman led their effort with a 162 total. Freshman Claire Smith added 170.


LADY HIGHLANDER BASKETBALL: Lady Highlander Basketball is about to finish up the 1st round of district play. Both the Freshmen Red and Green teams are off to a great start and are looking to bring home some 9th district championships when it is all said and done. All the girls continue to improve each and every day! It should be an exciting 2nd half of district.


As we approach the last game in our first round of district, the Lady Highlanders JV team is still rolling rather smooth with just a few minor bumps along the way. The Ladies currently hold an overall record of 18-3 and a district record of 3-1. Hard work pays off continues to be their motto as they strive daily in practice to perfect their craft and build team chemistry. Each member of the team is constantly showing improvement and has played a major role in the team's overall success. However, in the past few games, Kinzey Wessner has taken her defense to another level to join our anchor Lily Mitchell. While Regina Contreras and Aurora Hernandez has put on a show on the offensive end. Juliana Vaquera and Keira Stanberry are flying under the radar with their added presence on the offensive and defensive end! Good Luck tomorrow ladies as we continue our journey and keep up the great work!


The Lady Highlander Varsity has gone through some heartbreakers and come up just a bit short in a couple games this first round of District, but these girls are still looking to battle and make it into the playoffs. They aren't looking to back down from the challenge, and it should be a fun 2nd half of District play. Payton Findlay has really started to get hot behind the 3 point arc. Laura Haas and Piper Findlay are continuing to step up their defense while Alejandro Merodio and Tehya Rubio's all out hustle and fight on the court has been great to see from the point guards as they lead the team. Brianna Dickson, Ashleigh Dixon, Anna Orr, Bella Moore, and Campbell Biggerstaff are also big offensive AND defensive threats depending on the night. That's what is special about this team. Everyone contributes in their own special way each night, and just wants to do what is best for the team. They will look to seek some revenge in the 2nd half of district and grab some wins back. Go Highlanders!


BOYS BASKETBALL: The top Freshman Basketball Team (Green) continued its winning ways with a 62-49 defeat of Grand Oaks on Tuesday night. This moves the Freshman Green record to 21-3 overall record and 7-0 in the district. Freshman Green will be on the road next, taking on the Conroe Tigers on Friday the 21st.


The sophomore basketball team wrapped up another successful week in district by beating Oak Ridge at their place on Friday, 1/14, and Grand Oaks at home on Tuesday, 1/18, moving their record to 13-5 (7-0 District). Big game on Friday, 1/21, as they travel to take on Conroe. Next week, they finish the second round of district with College Park and Willis.


Boys Varsity Basketball just beat Grand Oaks last Tuesday night 53-34 to move into a 2 way tie with them for 2nd place in our district. We have a huge game tonight at Conroe 7pm. Next Wednesday is our Teacher Appreciation night and we would like to invite all Faculty and Staff to our games (4, 5:30 & 7pm). We play College Park and they are currently in the 1st place spot. Please come support our guys as we try to make the State Playoffs for a 17th consecutive year.


UIL CHEER NEWS: Congratulations to the TWHS UIL Cheer Team! This weekend they took 1st place in Band Chant at the 2022 State UIL Spirit Competition in Ft. Worth Texas. More than 65 teams in 6A D1 competed in this category. The team was led by Captains Georgia Mahoney, Bella McKinney, and Bella Postorino. Team members are: Brooke Balette, Ava Bass, Addie Beever, Lyndi Brast, Emily Burchett, Summer Campbell, Grace Carbajal, Jadyn Eberly, Maddie Jackson, Iza Jaranilla, Christina Kvall, Caydin McBee, Joe McDowell, Carrie Murray, Bella Pekel, Warner Riggs, Emma Tetlow, Paige Tetlow, Jenna Urban, Erin Watson,Colleen Weis, Ashton Atnipp, Trinity Cox, Audrey Craft, Reese Duke, Audrey Lowell, Paige Masley, Lexie McKellar, Brylie McShaffry, Denise Ramos, and Peyton Thomasson.

Congratulations on representing Highlander Spirit across Texas! Go Highlanders!

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:

  • Seniors
    • Spring school-wide testing day is April 13
    • Reporting college decisions
    • Scholarship season has begun!
    • Midyear transcript requests
      • We are getting a lot of questions about mid-year transcripts in the CCC. Most schools do not require mid-year transcripts. If your college does require a mid-year transcript, please complete this form to request one. These will not go out until Feb. 1 after your first semester grades are finalized and rank is re-run, so please hold all inquiries until late January. Students with special circumstances should come see us in the CCC in room 251.
    • Upcoming opportunities
      • Tuesday, March 29 & Wednesday, March 30 from 9 am to 10:30 am: CISD Job Fair (Virtual event) - Seniors and juniors looking for jobs should attend this event to connect with employers looking to hire high school students. Students may attend one or both days of this virtual recruitment event. We will have computers available in the CCC and in library labs. Please register in Naviance so we can send you a pass!
      • Friday, April 29: Senior Connections at Lone Star. 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!
      • Thursday, May 19: Senior Awards Night! Seniors and their families - please save this date. Those selected for awards will receive invitations closer to the event.
    • Save the date: Senior Awards on May 19 at Woodforest Stadium
    • Fall SAT test day: Reimbursement procedure
    • FAFSA
    • Planning your future
  • Juniors
  • Everyone

COUNSELORS CORNER:

GPA Exemptions: If a current junior or senior would like to have a GPA exemption for a program such as football or orchestra, please have them contact their counselor for a GPA exemption form. Students can add or take away a GPA exemption through January 28, 2022. Students who might seek a GPA exemption should currently have at least a 4.0 weighted GPA. Further information on GPA exemptions can be found on the counselor’s webpage. Additional information about GPA exemptions and GPA exempt courses can be found on the district’s link: http://www.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/GPA-Exempt-Courses-1.pdf


Updated GPA and Class Ranks: Seniors will have their GPA and Class Rank updated by January 28, 2022. The GPA and class rank will cover their 7 semesters of high school. For honor rank at graduation, the third quarter mark will be used as their final spring semester grade in GPA calculation. This GPA and class rank will be released the second week in April.


  • Junior GPA and Class Rank will be run next. We hope to have it ready by February 17, 2022.
  • Sophomore GPA and Class Rank will be downloaded before we leave for spring break on March 10, 2022.



Attention Junior and Senior Parents: THWS will offer a School Day SAT on Wednesday, April 13th, 2022. Juniors may use this as their one free test, Seniors who have already used their one free test will be charged $36.

Registration will be via School Cash Online beginning 1/24 and will continue through 2/14. Juniors can use this as their free test. Seniors will be charged $36. If this is your senior’s first test, you will be reimbursed once your student has tested. Please note the above deadline to register your student for this SAT, this is a hard deadline from College Board.


Highlander Registration Information for 2022-2023 School Year:

The Parent Elective Fair and Information Night is now virtual. Links will be posted on www.twhs.conroeisd.net beginning Monday, January 24th after 4 pm. Parents and students will be able to watch teacher/subject area videos, look through class descriptions, and peruse other course information as their time allows. In addition, two videos will be posted from the Counseling Department. One will be a general overview of high school and graduation requirements and the other will be for families interested in learning more about Dual Credit via Lone Star College.

Parent Registration Help Night for all Grade Levels (incoming 9th through 12th grades) will be held on Thursday, January 27th from 4:30 – 6:30 in a virtual format. Families will still be able to “meet” individually via zoom with a counselor. Families may zoom in at any time between 4:30 – 6:30. Counselors from all grade levels will be available to assist parents and students individually with their online registration questions. The zoom link with directions explaining how to join will be posted on our webpage: www.twhs.conroeisd.net. Counselors look forward to answering your questions!


TWHS has kicked off Blitz Week and teachers will have through next week to give their advisements for next year’s core classes. Parents and students will be able to see those advisements on their four-year plan tab on Parent Access Center (PAC) and Student Access Center (SAC). In addition, elective teachers are visiting with students during this time discussing the various programs in their departments.


Step One for the Pre-registration process is the paper course selection worksheet. Students in all grade levels will receive a paper course selection worksheet through English classes for 9th grade, Chemistry classes for 10th grade, and English 3 classes for 11th grade during the week of January 24 – 28th. On these worksheets, students will be able to see what the course choices are for their upcoming grade level. For example, seniors have more choices of electives than the incoming sophomores and juniors.


Step Two for the Pre-registration process involves the use of a computer, phone, or tablet. The online registration window is open from January 24 – 28th. Students and parents will need to login to their Students Access Center (SAC) or their Parent Access Center (PAC) to complete the registration process online. The courses can be found under the 4 Yr Plan tab for each student. The student’s paper copy can be used as a resource to aid parents and students in the course selection process. Parents, please make sure the courses in SAC or PAC are correct by the course selection sheet deadline of January 28th.


Step Three for the Pre-registration process involves your student meeting with their individual counselors. The upcoming individual student conferences with counselors are scheduled for the months of February, March, and April. All current 8th -11th grade students will meet one on one with their school counselor to finalize next year’s courses and discuss their four-year plans. At the conclusion of the conference, the student (or counselor) will text or email a screenshot of their course selections to their families. In addition, they will discuss other topics that are pertinent to each grade level. For instance, upcoming juniors will hear about taking the SAT and ACT next year in the spring.


Other Registration Dates/Deadlines:

Friday, April 1st – course verifications available

Thursday, April 14th – Dual Credit Registration Deadline per Lone Star College. All paperwork and required documents must be turned in to the student’s counselor before 2:30 pm.

Friday, April 22nd – Final Course Change Deadline


Attention all Military Families--free tutoring is now available from the Department of Defense for your children. Visit www.tutor.com/military for more information and to create a new account.

CLUB NEWS:

MEET IN THE MIDDLE: Our next meeting is Monday, January 24th. We meet in room 107 from 2:45 to 3:30 on the SECOND & FOURTH MONDAY every month. At this club meeting, we will play board games and chill with friends! Our club brings together students of differing intellectual abilities for fun, fellowship, sports, and service! Join us! Questions? Connect with the club sponsor: Dianne Maberry - dmaberry@conroeisd.net.


FBLA: We will have a social at Flower Child (which has outdoor seating) on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 6:00 pm. Please bring money to purchase something.


SCUBA CLUB: Our next meeting is Monday, February 7th, at 3pm in LGI 1 at the Senior Campus. Guest speaker and topic to be determined. 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. We can discuss setting up another “Try Scuba” event this spring for those interested in…trying scuba. Snacks will be provided!

PTO NEWS:

Please consider joining the PTO today!

https://twhspto.weebly.com/join--volunteer.html


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.

OTHER NEWS:

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 (this is optional). You can also email it to aransley@conroeisd.net, or slorr@conroeisd.net.


For graduating seniors, please be sure to request a copy of their vaccine record to be picked up by your student or emailed to you. This needs to be requested before the end of the school year; we are not available during the summer, and we do not send vaccine records directly to colleges or universities. Most colleges and universities require a second dose of the Meningitis vaccine that is received on or after the 16th birthday.


New district guidelines were put in place on January 14th that include information on what to do if your student tests positive, has symptoms of COVID-19, or has been a close contact to someone who has tested positive. All students who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate at home for 10 days from their first day of symptoms, or for 10 days after the date of their test if they do not have symptoms.


For the most up to date information, as well as instructions on how to report a positive test, please refer to the Roadmap to Remaining Open on the Conroe ISD site: https://www.conroeisd.net/roadmap-to-reopening/

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

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SCHOOL NEWS:

TWHS NEWSIES: Extra, Extra! The Woodlands High School Fine Arts Departments are extremely excited to Carry The Banner and to present its production of the Tony award winning Broadway musical, Disney’s Newsies. With students from the theatre, choir, orchestra and band departments, this show is sure to be a family favorite. Disney’s Newsies will be in the auditorium of The Woodlands High School TONIGHT (1/21) at 7 pm and then two shows at 2 pm and 7 pm TOMORROW (1/22).


TWHS ART: Ninth Grader Abby Weaver won a Gold Medal at Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo for her Western art titled "Texas Taxi". Ninth grade District Rodeo Art Finalists are Daniel Klaus with "Late Nights in Houston" and Ciara Sanders with "A Girl's First Love".


JROTC: Thank you to our Management Flight for hosting a blood drive on January 19th! We had many cadets volunteer, and 35 total donors helped save lives–what a great way to serve our community!

Our Orienteering Team is hard at work preparing for the Stubblefield Line-O Meet on Saturday, January 22, in Sam Houston National Forest. Our Marksmanship Team (currently ranked third in the nation!) travels to Anniston Alabama for the National Championships February 2nd through 6th. Our Drill and PT Teams will compete in the Wylie East Meet in the DFW area February 4th-5th and the Cooper Meet in Abilene February 25th-26th. Good luck to all our competitors!

Our next Spirit Night is at Grub Burger Thursday February 3rd, all day at the Research Forest Drive location. Mention you’re supporting JROTC and our Booster Club will receive a contribution!

We will participate in the Woodlands Tree Planting Community Service on Saturday, February 12th at Meadowlake Park.


DISTRICT-WIDE DRONE EXPO: The JROTC Aerospace Team is preparing to host our 6th annual Drone Expo on Saturday, February 12th, 1-3pm in the Senior Campus main gym. Come out to see some amazing drone races and learn about careers in aviation. This FREE event is open to everyone in our district–you don’t have to be in JROTC to attend! For competition info and entry, email cmcmartin@conroeisd.net. Spectators are welcome–we will have a few nice raffle prizes to give away!



The Woodlands High School Calendar

January 24, 2022 – February 5, 2022


Monday, January 24, 2022

Scuba Club Meeting 3:00 LGI 1

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Spanish Room 226

Boys Soccer @ Rockwall Heath 6:00 Mexia High School

Student Council Meeting 6:00 Cafeteria

Interact Meeting 7:00 Cafeteria


Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Robotics Club Meeting 2:35 Room 170

Mu Alpha Theta 3:00 LGI 2

Boys JV Soccer vs Klein Forest 4:30 Klein Forest High School

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302


Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Robotics Club Meeting 2:35 Room 170

FBLA Meeting 2:40 Room 245

Model United Nations Meeting 3:00 LGI 1

Script Reading Club 3:30 Room 137

Girls Soccer JV White/Green vs Atascocita/Kingwood 4:30 /5:00 TWHS

Wrestling Dual Meet 5:00 Klein Cain High School

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

Boys Basketball vs College Park 5:30/7:00 TWHS

Lady Highlander Basketball @ College Park 5:30/7:00 College Park High School


Thursday, January 27, 2022

FCA Meeting 7:00 am LGI 1

Sustainable Development Club 3:00 LGI 1

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302


Friday, January 28, 2022

Science NHS Meeting 6:30 am LGI 1

Tennis Varsity A&M Classic

Boys Soccer @ John Tyler 5:30 Crockett High School


Saturday, January 29, 2022

Lady Highlander Basketball vs Willis 10:30/12:00 TWHS

Boys Basketball @ Willis 11:30/1:00 Willis High School


Sunday, January 30, 2022


Monday, January 31, 2022

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Spanish Room 226


Tuesday, February 1, 2022

JV Tennis @ Katy

Robotics Club Meeting 2:35 Room 170

NSSHS Meeting 2:45 LGI 1

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302

Girls Soccer @ Klein Oak 5:30/7:15 Klein Oak High School

Highstepper Parent Club Meeting 6:00 LGI 1

Theatre Booster Club Meeting Room 138


Wednesday, February 2, 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

Boys Basketball vs Oak Ridge 5:30/7:00 TWHS

Lady Highlander Basketball @ Oak Ridge 5:30/7:00 Oak Ridge High School

Track Practice Meet @ Klein Oak High School


Thursday, February 3, 2022

FCA Meeting 7:00 am LGI 1

Region 4 Diving Championship 2:30 CISD Natatorium

DECA Meeting 2:35 LGI 1

Thespian Meeting 3:00 Auditorium

Robotics Kids Club Meeting 3:30 Room 170

Evening Tutorials 5:30 Math & Science Room 302


Friday, February 4, 2022

Choir UIL Solo Contest @ College Park High School

Varsity Tennis @ Lucky Fraizer

Region 4 Swimming Championship Prelims 2:30 CISD Natatorium

Girls Soccer @ Willis 5:45/7:30 Willis High School

Boys Soccer vs Willis 5:45/7:30 TWHS


Saturday, February 5, 2022

Choir UIL Solo Contest @ College Park High School

Lady Highlander Basketball vs Grand Oaks 10:30/12:00 TWHS

Boys Basketball @ Grand Oaks 11:30/1:00 Grand Oaks High School

Region 4 Swimming Championship 2:30 CISD Natatorium

Improv Show 7:00 TWHS Auditorium

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.