Cavalier Connection Celebrating 10 years of Commitment, Pride, Honor and Success 2014-2015 Volume 10, Number 11 October 13, 2014 Cavalier Code пЃ¶ Commitment пЃ¶ Pride пЃ¶ Honor пЃ¶ Success пЃ¶ Attitude пЃ¶ Character пЃ¶ Perseverance вЂњSlamma JammaвЂќ вЂњRead for a Better LifeвЂќ пЃ¶ Integrity пЃ¶ Respect пЃ¶ Responsibility FROM THE PRINCIPAL ATTENDANCE: UPCOMING EVENTS PSAT Testing October 15th TWCP vs. ORHS October 17 вЂ“ 7:30 pm Woodforest Stadium Early Release October 17th 11:30 am Parents: Please make sure that your child is at school each and every day possible. Attendance is the number 1 indicator for student success. Also, attendance impacts the school as a whole related to accountability ratings and district funding. This all impacts individual students as colleges and universities look at the ratings of a school and how they perform in comparison to others. The better we rank the better opportunity all of our students have. Help yourself and others by having your child at school each and every day. **When checking your student out please call the Attendance Office at (936.709.3003) in advance for a quicker response time. Students cannot be checked out until student has come from class and checked out with Attendance Clerk. TWO TEAMS, ONE GOAL: Thank you CP students, parents and families for all your help in our Food Drive, we will know the results on Monday when Interfaith will make the announcement of the winners of the вЂњTwo Teams, One Goal trophyвЂќ. We had a great showing. We would like to make a special acknowledgement to Webbs Uniforms for their generous donation of the shirts for us to sell to help raise funds. NEW INFORMATION: TWCP cannot accept any checks without the following information on them: Name, DriverвЂ™s License number and Date of Birth. Please do not send your student with a check to pay for fees, parking, dues or any other payment without this information written on the check. PTO INFORMATION Team Up with TWCP PTO: Reminder: PTO Meeting 9:00am Tuesday, November 4 | College Park High School - LGI-2 We invite you to attend. The school and PTO will benefit from hearing your ideas, and you will be better informed about all the past and upcoming events at the school. COUNSELORвЂ™S CORNER College Board School Code 447642 Family Connection website www.connection.naviance.com/cphs Progress Report Dates 1st 9-weeks: 9/17, 10/8 2nd 9-weeks: 11/12, 12/10 3rd 9-weeks: 2/4, 2/25 4th 9-weeks: 4/15, 5/6, 5/27 Report Card Dates 1st 9-weeks: 10/24 PAC/student 2nd 9-weeks: 1/9 PAC/student 3rd 9-weeks: 3/27 PAC/student 4th 9-weeks: 6/11 (Mailed) Cavalier Tutoring (2:45-3:45) Math вЂ“ TBA Science вЂ“ TBA Exam Schedule Fall Exams: 12/16-12/19 Spring Exams: 6/1-6/4 Seniors Spring: 5/26-5/29 Senior Information Senior Parent Info: 8/28 Senior Lighting: 9/11 Mandatory Senior Mtg w/Dr. Murrell: 5/8 Prom: 5/22 Honor Graduate Breakfast: 5/19 Senior Awards Night: 5/21 Senior Picnic: 6/1 Graduation: 6/1 Senior Send-off: 6/1 STAAR Testing Schedule 12/2-12/4, 3/30-4/3 EOC Testing Window 5/4-5/8 TAKS Exit Retest Schedule 10/20-10/23; 3/2-3/5; AP Testing Dates 5/4-5/15 SAT Test Dates 10/11, 11/8, 12/6, 1/24, 3/14, 5/2, 6/6 ACT Test Dates 9/13, 10/25, 12/13, 2/7, 4/18, 6/13 PSAT 10/15 during school Late arrival for Seniors 10:45 am PTO Meetings @ 9:00 a.m. College Park Outdoor Class Room Dedication: 12:00pm Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 (early dismissal day) To commemorate the 10 Year Anniversary of College Park High School, the PTO has sponsored the new outdoor classroom. Please join us for the dedication & ribbon cutting ceremony. The classroom & ceremony will be located in front of the school next to the flag poles. A reception will follow in the Commons. College Park PTO 2014-15 Directory Sponsorship Sign up now to sponsor the TWCP Student Directory and reach over 2,600 College Park students and their families with your business message. Show them your support, and remind them how your business is ready to serve them as well. To download form: http://www.collegeparkpto.com/ Questions? Contact Erin Makel [email protected] Join the College Park PTO Today вЂ“ The 2014-15 PTO Membership is available by online registration or you may print the attached form. We will also have a membership table at our upcoming Camp Cavalier and Student orientation events. 10 Year Anniversary of College Park High School - This school year is a very exciting time at CP as we are celebrating the 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY of our school. As a part of our 201415 PTO Membership Drive, we will be running an optional $10 for the 10th Year donation drive, in addition to our $10 single / $20 Family membership fee. We hope that you will support PTO by becoming a member & donating $10 for the 10th Year of Commitment, Pride, Honor & Success at our school! DONATION REQUESTS: Special Education is in need of a new or gently used small copy machine. If anyone has one they would like to donate please email: LaVette Bell at [email protected] Mentors Needed for our Adopted School Armstrong Elementary Do you have one hour to spare each week? Do you have compassion for little children? Do you find joy and excitement in helping others? If you said yes to the above this message is for you! College Park's new adopted school Armstrong Elementary is looking for mentors to assist young children with reading, math, and writing skills. If you would like to be part of this wonderful program please e-mail Marlene Killian at [email protected] with your name and a contact number. The College Park school takes pride in giving back to the community. Be part of this wonderful experience! There is a Feeling in the Air at College Park!!!! ItвЂ™s that time of year when the cool weather takes your breath away and we all savor the moment of bringing good tidings and great joy to those less fortunate in our community. We need the help of All Cavalier Parents on December 18th to help spread holiday cheer to over 700 elementary students at our new adopted school Armstrong Elementary! The College Park School Adoption Project is celebrating its 5 year by teaming up with our new adopted family just north in Conroe, Texas. This tradition continues with your support by devoting a little time, a pair of helping hands, and lots of love to help prepare a holiday party that will bring smiles and cherished memories to adorable little children. Come be part of this wonderful occasion. It is an event you will not want to miss! If you would like to volunteer please contact Marlene Killian at [email protected] or 713-408-4821. STAY CONNECTED, JOIN PTO TODAY! College Park PTO Photo Gallery, PTO Members are the first to receive links to photo galleries!!! www.collegeparkpto.com College Park Women's Jewelry: College Park High School women's fine jewelry official College Park jewelry collection in sterling silver includes charms and rings. Parents, Grandparents, Alumni, Students and Cavalier fans can show their College Park pride with this classic women's jewelry. These College Park jewelry charms and rings are the highest quality available. Made from solid sterling silver these College Park Cavalier jewelry charms and pendants are the highest quality available. Up to date modern styling make these charms extremely popular with todayвЂ™s fans. The versatile size of these charms allows you to wear them on a traditional charm bracelet or on a chain as a pendant. You can even add ear wires for earrings or bracelet converters and wear them on Beaded Charm style bracelets. A great addition to any jewelry line. LGI 2 9/9, 10/7, 11/4, 12/9, 1/13, 2/3, 3/10, 4/7, 5/12 PTO Brown Bag Lunches @ 11:00 am - LGI 10/8, 11/12, 1/21 Pep Rally Dates 8/29, 9/5, 9/24 (Homecoming Parade), 10/10, 10/24, 11/7 Spring Pep Rally: 1/23, 4/2 Important Dates 8/28 вЂ“Sr. Parent Info Night 7pm 9/8 - Open House 6pm 9/17- Senior Lighting Ceremony 7pm Auditorium 9/22 -9/10/11 Grade Parent Info night 7pm 12/2 -Financial Aid Night 7 p.m. 2/9 вЂ“ Upperclassman Parent Info Night 7pm 2/5 вЂ“ Eyes Wide Open 7 p.m. 2/2 вЂ“ Incoming 9th graders Parent Info Night -- 7pm 2/19-вЂњEverything Under the SunвЂќ -7pm 4/13 -2gether for 2morrow 6:30 pm @TWHS TBA вЂ“NHS Induction Ceremony 58 вЂ“ Sr. Meeting w/ Dr. Murrell 8am 5/22 -PROM 5/19 -Honor Graduate Breakfast 5/21 -Senior Awards 6/1- Senior Picnic 6/1 - Graduation 7:30 pm CWMP Early Release Days 10/17 11:30 am 12/19 11:30 am 6/4 11:30 am School Holidays (Students) 9/1, 11/24-28, 12/22-1/5, 1/19 2/16, 3/16-20, 4/3, 5/25 Online Information Academic Information AST Activities Information Cavalier Connection - Print CISD Calendar CISD Website Electronic Communication Faculty/Staff Parent Access Center Parent Services Student Services Click here for charm Photos & Printable Order Form. Please return charm order form and check to TWCP School Store. (Lunches only: 10:53 am вЂ“ 12:49pm) If you have questions, please email [email protected] GENERAL INFORMATION PSAT: On Wednesday, October 15th, the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) will be administered to all sophomores and juniors on The Woodlands College Park campus. The PSAT/NMSQT serves as a practice SAT test and, for juniors, is a qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship contest. Conroe ISD is fully funding the cost of administering the PSAT to sophomores and juniors. Sophomores and juniors will be automatically registered for the test. The test lasts approximately 3 hours and will begin the first thing in the morning. All students will report to testing room assignments on that day. Students arriving late may not enter test rooms as the test is timed. FROM THE NURSE: Just a reminder that Cold and Flu season is approaching, we encourage our students to do the following to help in keeping themselves as healthy as possible. п‚· Frequent hand washing for 20 seconds. п‚· Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands. п‚· Avoid, kissing, hugging or sharing eating utensils with people who are ill. п‚· Cover your cough and sneezes п‚· Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys, and doorknobs especially if someone is ill. HOBY LEADERSHIP CONVENTION: Attention Sophomores: The counseling office is accepting applications until November 7 for the position of the next Ambassador to the HOBY Leadership Convention that will be held May 29 - 31, 2015. This seminar is designed to empower high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school and community. This year's convention will be held at Texas A & M in Galveston. Applications can be picked up from an English teacher or in the Counseling office. LITERARY MAGAZINE: Students if you are interested in being part of the Literary Magazine, please contact Ms. Houk in room 2301. FREE TUTORING: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45 pm вЂ“ 3:45 pm in the School Library. Offered by the National English Honors Society. TWCP- DRIVER EDUCATION CLASSES: Online registration is now available on-line for the Fall 2014 вЂњDriver Education ClassesвЂќ being held at the TWCPHS campus. The class times are held after school on campus. To register go to www.esc6.net and click on the driver-ed icon located in the right upper corner of the Educational Service Center Region VI. website. Next scroll down and select the course that best fits your son or daughters schedule and click on register and it will give you times and locations. The courses listed at this time on-line are (#175311 and #175313). For additional information you can contact (936)435-8325 or (936)435-8320 and I will also be on campus for the freshman orientation on 8-12-14. HAVE A GREAT SCHOOL YEAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!! STUDENT PLANNERS: To help all students stay organized throughout the school year, College Park Cheerleaders will be selling student planners during student orientations August 11-13 for $10 each. Planners will be sold both at Open House on September 9. Students will have an opportunity to buy planners after school starts during school hours through the student store and library. Please contact Dawn Wright 832-445-349 or Lavette Bell 281-513-1543 if you have TWCP Events TWCP Website Weather Welcome to TWCP What Bus Do I Ride? Webstore Dr. Mark A. Murrell Principal Dr. Susan Caffrey Academy Headmaster David Perkins Associate Principal of Administrative Services Dr. Susan Hersperger Associate Principal Curriculum and Instruction Assistant Principals Anthony Livecchi A-Cha Melanie McCarthy Chb-Gil Mitch Marriott Gim-Lan Danny Johnson Lao-Par Tiffany Mathews Pas-Sm Clint Holden Sn-Z Counselors Cindy Rehrig Lead Counselor Debra Creel College and Career Mary Edgerly A-Bur Sally Bice Bus-Dop Junette Mihelich Doq-Hal Tiffani Jaqua Ham-Lan Vicky Woods-Hinkle Lao-M Chiante Deal N-Rol Leslie Cronin Rom-Tau Jessica Beckham Tav-Z 3701 College Park Drive The Woodlands, TX 77384 936.709.3000 any questions. YEARBOOK: 10 year anniversary edition yearbook! Yearbooks are sale anytime. To purchase online, go to www.collegeparkwebstore.com Yearbook is on home page under featured products or go to www.balfour.com where you can purchase nameplates and other accessories, plus charge your student ad! Prices: Plain book: $65 Name Plates: $5 Icons: $5 each For ad information, contact [email protected] Buying an ad in the yearbook insures that your child will have a precious memory forever. Other programs or scrapbooks may get lost as the years roll by, but a yearbook truly is forever! Submit your pictures for consideration in the yearbook! If you have picture from a club or sports event that you think begs to be in the yearbook, please send it to us at: [email protected] We cannot use pictures from social media, the resolution is too small. We require large files (or jpgs). Do not send in Adobe raw. Please include a brief caption with individuals identified. We especially need any JV or freshman sports, all swimming and diving, contests and academic events not held at College Park or Woodforest Stadium. However, if you have just a really interesting photo of CP students, just send it for consideration. READ FOR A BETTER LIFE: FREE Academic Databases for your studentsвЂ¦ п‚· Authoritative, balanced, trustworthyвЂ¦ and available 24/7 via Internet п‚· Full-text magazines, journals, primary sources, images, videos, maps, charts, tablesвЂ¦ п‚· Thomson-Gale reference eBooks (GVRL) available via Internet or free mobile app. п‚· College-bound students are expected to know how to use academic databases п‚· Includes citation information (MLA & APA) for each item College Park Databases brochure gives summaries, user IDs & passwords for our academic databases. See Library or Library website for more information SENIOR INFORMATION SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Don't forget to check the scholarship list on family connection for multiple opportunities to apply for scholarships from local organizations throughout the year. There are several that were just uploaded. Log into family connection, click on colleges, click on scholarship list for details. LONESTAR COLLEGE VISITS AT TWCP: I am so excited to announce that our Lone Star College Advisor, Patricia, has started visiting CP this fall!! She will be here throughout the year, every other Tuesday in the fall, and every Tuesday later in the spring. I would LOVE to have tons of seniors sign up to see her! Her next visit is Tuesday, September 30th! You can sign up in a few ways: 1. Students-log into family connection (connection.naviance.com/cphs), click on colleges, click on view all visits, click on Lone Star College Advisor, click on sign up, click on sign up again. PARENTS WILL NOT SEE THE SIGN UP FEATURE ON THEIR FAMILY CONNECTION SCREEN Although family connection is the preferred method of registration, you can also send me or Mrs. Gowans an email with your name and id number and the subject line of LSC visit to be added to the list. 2. Parents-you can register your child to visit one on one with Patricia and complete a LSC Application. You can email me at [email protected] or Phyllis Gowans at [email protected] with your child's first and last name and use the term LSC Visit in the subject line. This meeting is typically one on one or small group with Patricia, our advisor. You can complete the application, find out the steps to be admitted into a particular program (Nursing or cosmetology, welding, auto tech for example). Learn about placement testing and everything in between. Want to take a few classes then transfer--this is for you as well! If you want to get a head start on this, PLEASE sign up. We will try to see as many students as possible! It's never too early to start!! SENIOR DUES: Senior Dues are $100. Senior class dues are for all the activities throughout the school year; these can be paid during orientation . Please see Mr. Livecchi, or Mr. Marriott for more information, or if you are having difficulty paying senior dues. Senior Dues Cover: Senior Lighting Program Senior T-Shirt (Spring) Prom Senior Picnic Senior Dues do NOT Cover: Cap, Gown or Graduation Announcements Homecoming Ticket Prom Pictures Prom Date Ticket Panoramic Picture Please note: *Senior Dues are optional. Seniors do not have to pay any dues to graduate. *Seniors who graduate early may still pay dues and participate in all activities. An early graduate cannot go as a date to prom. They are considered seniors and must pay dues. *Any senior attending prom MUST pay dues. SENIOR PORTRAITS: Due to the high volume of summer portrait appointments at Blu Moon (281.252.3990), we are extending the senior portrait deadline to: OCTOBER 25, 2014. Please disregard ANY other dates!!! All senior yearbook portraits must be taken at Blu Moon Photography portrait studio. No senior yearbook portraits will be taken at the school. Please call Blu Moon Photography to set up a portrait session before October 25th. They have a beautiful two-acre outdoor portrait park as well as a large indoor studio. No other school photography company offers the outdoor experience, so be sure to include that as part of your session. Please do not wait. Blu MoonвЂ™s schedule fills up quickly. We urge you to call as soon as possible to schedule your seniorsвЂ™ official yearbook portrait session. All contact information is listed in the attached portrait guide. **Please understand that a student published yearbook as large as ours takes time and our deadlines for class pages come early in the school year. If you miss the cutoff, your senior may not appear with the senior class in the 2015 yearbook. TWCP FINE ARTS TWCP THEATER: вЂњAs You Like ItвЂќ вЂ“ October 30, November 1,3 and 4. 7pm in the Auditorium. TWCP CHOIR: Have you updated your information in CHARMS. By now, you should have received information sent home with your student. This year, you will have more access to information about your childвЂ™s activities and fees. Go to: www.charmsoffice.com and check out the new features. Choir Dates: October 24: Siblings Game Night November 8: Military Salute TWCP ORCHESTRA NEWS: Our homepage for orchestra is http://twcp.conroeisd.net/Teachers/pkempter/. There are links to important items such as private lessons, All- Region and All-State auditions, educational links and Boosters. Also, please visit (and Like) us on Facebook at Cavalier Orchestra! We are still using a data management program called CHARMS. ALL parents and students need to maintain current contact information. There is a link on our homepage to www.charmsoffice.com. User name is CollegeParkHSOrch. Password is your student ID number. Fall Semester Events: Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 7:00 pm: Fall Orchestra Concert. CPHS. Monday, October 20, 2014: All Region Orchestra AuditionвЂ“ Doerre Int. Saturday, October 25, 2014: All State AuditionвЂ“ CPHS. Tuesday, November 4, 2014: Early Music Festival (Texas Renaissance Festival). (Symphony only) Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:00 PM: Bachs Office Hits Pop Show. CPHS. Advance tickets are $7 at www.showtix4u.com, or $10 at the door. Monday, November 17, 2014: All Region Orchestra ChairingвЂ“ Klein HS. 5:00 pm Friday, November 21, 2014: All Region Orchestra ClinicвЂ“ Klein Forest HS. 5:00 pm Saturday, November 22, 2014: All Region Orchestra PerformanceвЂ“ Klein Forest HS. 4:00 pm/5:00 pm Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 7:00 PM: Combined Orchestra/Choir Winter Program (Symphony only) Friday, December 12, 2014, 7:00 PM: Winter Orchestra Concert-All ensembles. TWCP ATHLETICS TWCP CROSS COUNTRY: This weekend the Cross Country team will be hosting its Annual College Park Invitational Cross Country Meet. The first race will start at 8:00 a.m. All races will take place on campus finishing on the track. Come out and watch our nationally ranked Cross Country team. The boys are currently ranked 2nd in the US. TWCP BOYS BASKETBALL: The Boys Basketball Team will be conducting open try-outs on Saturday, November 8 from 3-5 PM. This is for boys of all grade levels that are not presently in the basketball athletic period. All paperwork should be on file and all students should be academically eligible. The Cavalier Fast Break Club will be meeting Tuesday, October 21 in the LGI. Kurt Kelley will be rolling out important information for the 2014-15 season! TWCP VOLLEYBALL: College Park Volleyball is off to a great start in district play. Currently the Varsity team is 21-6 overall and 3-2 in district. We have 3 home games in a row. October 3rd vs. Conroe, October 7th vs. Atascocita and October 14th vs The Woodlands. Freshman Blue and Junior Varsity play at 4:30pm and Freshman Silver and Varsity play at 5:30pm. Come and support your Cavalier Volleyball Players!! TWCP CAVALIER FOOTBALL: 2014 FOOTBALL Season Ticket Sales Information Advance General Admission tickets will be on sale in the Student Store during lunches on Wed, Thurs, & Fri Adult: $6 Student/Child: $3 All tickets at the gate: $7 If you have any questions, please feel free to call Jill Roberson in the Athletic Office (936-709-3150). DATE OPPONENT LOCATION (Bold=Home) October 10 TWHS (home) Woodforest Stadium @ 7:30 pm October 17 ORHS (visitor) Woodforest Stadium @ 7:30 pm October 25 Summer Creek Woodforest Stadium @ 7:30 pm November 1 Kingwood Turner Stadium @ 1:00 pm November 7 Conroe Woodforest Stadium @ 7:30 pm For reminders and updates вЂ“ follow us on Twitter вЂ“ twcpfootball For season ticket information and schedules go to http://cavalierfootball.org/ OTHER INFORMATION CAVALIER EXPRESS: TWCPвЂ™s very own School Store, The Cavalier Express can now be followed on Instagram and Twitter @TheCavExpress. Be sure and check often for their current special and sales. п‚· п‚· New "Tyler" style shirts have arrived in mint, lagoon and lilac Stadium seats are coming P.R.I.D.E (Publicly Recognizing Individuals Doing Excellence) Honor (Announcing the great things going on at вЂњThe ParkвЂќ) Comments coming from our students and teachers: Coach Tatum, вЂњHelping me enjoy History, and being a great teacherвЂќ вЂ“ student CPHS Talking Points (Commitment, Pride, Honor, Success) Cavalier Challenge: Put this strategy to the test for a week. Write down your six most important things to do and put them in order of importance. Start working on the most important task first. Work until it is one and then move on to the next one. See if prioritizing and working diligently through only a list of six things at a time will have the same effect for you as it did for Bethlehem Steel. We ill check back on this strategy next week. TWCP CLUB INFORMATION BEST BUDDIES: Halloween Dance @ College Park Friday, October 24th 7-8:30 Best Buddies Meeting Wednesday, November 5th @ CP 7-8:30 pm WRITERS CLUB: Writers Club meets on Mondays @ 2:45-3:45, in room 1610. Students can share their own writing including fiction, nonfiction or poetry. Students will be able to get ideas and constructive feedback from fellow writers, contests and meet other aspiring writers. Sponsors are Mr. Haygood and Mrs. Miller HOSA: On October 3rd, HOSA sponsored the blood drive conducted by Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. We had 98 successful donations resulting in 125 products collected. This helps save up to 375 lives! DECA: DECA meeting in room 1214 every other Tuesday. Sign up for Reminders text @CPDECA to 424-789-7758 FCA: (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) Meets Friday mornings at 6:35 am in the Team Meeting room DIGITAL ART CLUB: Will be meeting on MONDAY. If you are interested please go to 1411 at 2:45 -3:45 TAFE: Texas Association of Future Educators (T.A.F.E.) will meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month in room 1409 at 6:50 am. STUCO: (Student Council) Meeting October 6, 2014 in the commons SPEECH AND DEBATE CLUB: College Park Speech and Debate is gearing up for the 2014-2015 competitive year! Please feel free to contact Mrs. Kathleen Cook with questions about debate class and/or see the class site for more information. We meet on Thursdays in room 2206 at 2:45 pm. Contact Speech and Debate Club President Cara Ellison at: [email protected] with questions about the club. ART CLUB: Art Club will begin meeting on Tuesdays, in room 1414. All students that are interested in creating art are invited, no experience necessary. We will meet from 2:45 to 3:45. Bring a friend. STORM: STORM is a Christian student organization that meets Friday afternoons at 2:45 in room 1105. Just a reminder all information is also on our website: http://twcp.conroeisd.net You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter The Conroe Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding these non-discrimination policies: Title IX Coordinator, 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936)-709-7700 and the Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936) 709-7670.