Cavalier Connection Celebrating 10 years of Commitment, Pride, Honor and Success 2014-2015 Volume 10, Number 17 November 24, 2014 Cavalier Code пЃ¶ Commitment пЃ¶ Pride пЃ¶ Honor пЃ¶ Success пЃ¶ Attitude пЃ¶ Character пЃ¶ Perseverance November 24-28 пЃ¶ Integrity пЃ¶ Respect пЃ¶ Responsibility UPCOMING EVENTS THANKSGIVING BREAK NOVEMBER 24-28 PTO Meeting December 9- 9am LGI 2 Financial Aid Night December 2 7pm PEER Tutoring Tuesdays-Thursdays 2:45 -4:30 pm Room 1608 FROM THE PRINCIPAL ATTENDANCE: We are currently at 95.8% attendance rate for the year. Our goal is 97% so that we are one of the top schools in our comparison group. I need all Cavaliers to work hard to be here each and every day. We know that attendance at school improves studentsвЂ™ grades. We want everyone to perform at the highest possible level and be prepared for the future. Please work hard to be here each day. From the Attendance Office: **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. Traffic Updates: Please be aware of traffic closures, for additional and updated information on IH 45 and SH 242 closures for this construction project from The Montgomery County Transportation Program, please visit www.sh242dc.com and click on Lane Closures. Also, as a courtesy, The Woodlands Township includes many major Road/Lane Closures on its website at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov. PTO INFORMATION Team Up with TWCP PTO: Monthly PTO Meeting and Holiday Breakfast: 9:00am Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | College Park High School - LGI-2 Please join us for our next PTO General Meeting. Come and learn more about upcoming events at College Park & receive the monthly Principals report from Dr. Murrell. 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. 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. 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 College Park PTO Yankee Candle Online Shopping Fundraiser Everyone loves Yankee Candle! Great gifts for the holidays, anniversaries, hostess gifts & birthdays. The College Park PTO will receive 40% of the profits!! Click Here to visit the Online Shopping Site Questions? Please contact Chris Loera [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: 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!!!! We need the help of Cavalier Parents on Thursday, 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 and we need your help! There are many slots to fill (60 to be exact) and your contribution will be forever remembered with these adorable children at Armstrong Elementary. 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. There is no experience required! 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. Continuing the Tradition of Giving at College Park High School 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 The time has come once again for the family of College Park High School to come together and bring tidings of great joy to our adopted family at Armstrong Elementary this holiday season. Please consider making a monetary donation to help support this wonderful event coming Thursday, December 18th. TWCP wishes to continue its tradition this year by helping to host a holiday party for the whole Armstrong school, over 700 students! Each student will make an ornament or similar craft, decorate cookies, enjoy a snack and participate in a book swap. 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. 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 This project, being so large, will require the additional support of our school and community. We will need craft materials, snack items, plus additional supplies like paper products to help with the organization. By making a cash donation, these funds will help pay for the items mentioned above and give these children a wonderful, lasting memory. You may choose to become a classroom Co-sponsor or a Grade Level Co-sponsor. For cosponsorship opportunities (families or businesses) see (Donation Form). Please help The College Park PTO with this wonderful holiday project by sending a check (payable to TWCP PTO). It will take not only a force to accomplish such a big event, but also a substantial amount of funding. The College Park Family is always willing to help others in need! Checks can be turned in to the front office at CP. For more information contact Marlene Killian at [email protected] Many thanks for your support and your gift to Armstrong Elementary STAY CONNECTED, JOIN PTO TODAY! College Park PTO Photo Gallery, PTO Members are the first to receive links to photo galleries!!! www.collegeparkpto.com Become an Approved Conroe ISD Volunteer: The Conroe Independent School District values the contributions made by its many volunteers who diligently work to support our outstanding students, teachers, and programs. It is our goal to provide a safe environment for our students and visitors. Since 2007, we require all school volunteers to complete a volunteer application online. In completing the application, volunteers will be submitting information for the purpose of conducting a criminal history check. If you are interested in volunteering on one of our campuses, please complete the volunteer application by clicking here We appreciate your understanding and value your time and effort as a volunteer. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Peggy Blake at 936-709-7728 or your campus for more information. Computers are also available at your student's campus if you should need internet access. GENERAL INFORMATION PARKING CHANGES: RE: Amendment to The Woodlands College Park High School Student Handbook Date: November 10, 2014 The following amendments to The Woodlands College Park High School Student Handbook are effective immediately. 1. The following section will replace вЂњParking RegulationsвЂќ in The Woodlands College Park High School Student Handbook: Parking Regulations Parking at College Park High School is a privilege. Spaces are limited and will be given out using a priority selection process. Priority for parking spaces will be in the following order: 1. Seniors and Juniors that have been NEAT (Never Ever Absent or Tardy) for the entire Spring 2015 semester will receive first priority for parking. Seniors and then Juniors. 2. Seniors and Juniors with 3 or fewer absences from the previous (Spring 2015) semester. Seniors and then Juniors will receive parking spaces per number of absences up to 3. 1 absence has priority over 2 absences and so on. 3. Students who choose to share a parking space with another licensed junior or senior student. Senior sharers will receive priority followed by Junior sharers. If either of the sharing drivers is a Senior, they will receive the better parking spot. Activities Information Cavalier Connection - Print CISD Calendar CISD Website Electronic Communication Faculty/Staff Parent Access Center Parent Services Student Services 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 4. Senior singles 5. Junior singles. Absences not counted in semester total: Health Care Professional (HCP), Field Trip (FT), UIL events (UIL), Religious Holidays (REL), Extra-Curricular (EC), Special Event on Campus (SEV), Funeral (FRL), College Visit (CV). A vehicle registration application will be filled out by each student wanting to receive a parking permit. All students must attend the Drivers Safety and Orientation course each year before a parking permit will be issued. Cost of the parking tag is $75.00 and must be paid before the tag can be issued. Vehicles: пЃ¶ Must have parking permit displayed (rearview mirror) вЂ“ only one tag is issued for each space пЃ¶ Only vehicles registered for that space will be allowed topark in that space. пЃ¶ New vehicles must be registered before school starts at 7:20 with the Associate Principal for Administration. пЃ¶ StudentвЂ™s will not be given a pass to class and can be considered tardy or absent for not following this policy. пЃ¶ No parking in handicap spaces without a tag from the Associate Principal for Administration. пЃ¶ Student vehicles will be towed if parked in fire zones, bus ramps or visitor parking area. пЃ¶ Speed limit for all parking lots is 10 mph. пЃ¶ While in the parking lot all occupants of vehicles shall be seated and wear safety belts (cannot ride in beds of pickups or on tops of vehicles) пЃ¶ If a student parks on campus during school hours while on parking suspension his/her vehicle will be towed. Suspension of Parking (10 school days) пЃ¶ Any moving violation. пЃ¶ Any parking violation. пЃ¶ Unregistered vehicle. пЃ¶ Unauthorized use of personal vehicle during school hours. пЃ¶ Ten total tardies including вЂњfree tardiesвЂќ. Tardies are tallied cumulatively from the beginning of the year. пЃ¶ Truancy пЃ¶ DAEP assignment вЂ“ to begin when student returns to TWCP campus. пЃ¶ Registered in more than one parking space. Permanent loss of Parking пЃ¶ Attempt to remove or damage a boot on vehicle. пЃ¶ 20 tardies including вЂњfree tardiesвЂќ. Tardies are tallied cumulatively from the beginning of the year. пЃ¶ Second DAEP assignment. пЃ¶ Second Truancy. пЃ¶ Hangtag borrowed, traded, stolen, sold, lost or given away will result in all parties involved losing parking. пЃ¶ Parking while serving a parking suspension. пЃ¶ Any combination or repeated offenses for temporary suspensions will result in permanent loss of parking. Special Parking Circumstances пЃ¶ A temporary parking space will be issued in case of a doctorвЂ™s appointment, temporary handicap or other situations beyond the control of the student, if 24 hoursвЂ™ notice is given. пЃ¶ A temporary space will not be given for a student who has missed the bus, missed their ride with a partner etc. пЃ¶ No students are to park in visitors parking for any reason пЃ¶ If a student registers for a parking space after the school year has begun and has one truancy on record he/she may be issued a parking space but it will be Rom-Tau Jessica Beckham Tav-Z 3701 College Park Drive The Woodlands, TX 77384 936.709.3000 revoked for any one violation after the effective date of issuance. Parking at The Woodlands College Park High School is a privilege and not a right. Conroe I.S.D. provides bus transportation. Therefore, we are not obligated to furnish parking for students. Parking privileges are only for registered students at their respective campuses. A parking fee is charged at TWCPHS. If parking is permanently suspended during the school year no money will be refunded at any time. Any vehicle booted will receive a $10.00 fine plus suspension. Additional parking suspensions/sanctions may be assigned at the discretion of the grade level principals. PEER TUTORING: Peer Tutoring will be available every Tuesday-Thursdays beginning October 21, 2014. All subjects will be tutored, the hours are 2:45pm-4:30 pm in room 1608. 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. 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. STUDENT PLANNERS: To help all students stay organized throughout the school year, College Park Cheerleaders will be selling student planners. Students will have an opportunity to buy planners during school hours through the student store. YEARBOOK: This year is very special, it is College Park's 10th anniversary. There are two options to get your yearbook. 1) You can go to balfour.com and charge the book to your credit card. or 2) You can write a check to TWCP yearbook including your date of birth and driverвЂ™s license number. A book cost $65 A name plate is an additional $5 Each icon is an additional $5 (you can purchase a max of two) 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: FINANCIAL AID NIGHT: Conroe ISD College and Career Counselors would like to extend invitations to all parents and students to attend any of our financial aid nights. We know that the times and locations at your home campus may not always work, so we want to make the information available to all parents. These nights are general in nature and will cover things such as the FAFSA, TASFA, loans, work study, scholarships and grants. Please feel free to attend any of the following: 2-Dec College Park HS 7:00PM Auditorium 9-Dec Oak Ridge HS 6:30PM MPR 6-Jan The Woodlands HS 7:00PM LGI 8-Jan Caney Creek HS 6:30PM LGI 27-Jan Conroe HS 6:00PM LGI 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 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. DUES WILL INCREASE AFTER THE FIRST OF THE YEAR 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. TWCP FINE ARTS 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. Please stay tuned to your email for information regarding greenery delivery. It will arrive Dec. 1-3 and we will give a specific date once it has shipped from the company. Winter Tour - eligible students in choirs will be singing in the community from 9am - 1:30 p.m. If you see them, stop and listen for a while =) 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. UPCOMING EVENTS: 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. ORCHESTRA FUNDRAISER: The Cats Meow Village Order Form 2014-15 The Cats Meow Village collectible keepsakes are an extensive array of historic places and landmarks in the United States. Series collections feature nostalgic sites from Americana, old barns, lighthouses, hotels, churches, train stations, and many other examples of historic significance in our country. We proudly present The Woodlands College Park High School Cats Meow Village keepsake as a testament to the historic relevance of the architecture of the school and spirit of the student body. Notice, the clock reads 10:00 in celebration our schoolвЂ™s 10th anniversary! These have been specially designed by The Cats Meow Village and are sure to please the entire Woodlands community. They are a unique and make a wonderful gift for all students, friends and family of the College Park Community. Items sell for $20 each and order forms may be downloaded at http://twcp.conroeisd.net/Teachers/pkempter/. Order forms and payment may be submitted by mail to Cavalier Orchestra Booster @ 7 Tanager Trial, The Woodlands, TX, 77381. Questions may be directed to [email protected] TWCP ATHLETICS TWCP SWIM AND DIVE: The College Park Swimmers had a FIRST PLACE combined score at last weekвЂ™s Kingwood-Atascocita-College Park meet. Outstanding swimming performance for the women were: Shae White 3rd in the 50 Free, Sam Swafford 3rd in the 100 Fly, Meryem Duman 3rd in the 100 Free, Savannah Byrd 1st in the 500 Free and 1st in the 100 Breast, and Maggie Cauffman 2nd in the 100 Back Outstanding swimming performances for the men were: Phillip Galvino 1 st in the 200 Free and 2nd in the 100 Free, Jared Kastor 2nd in the 200 Free and 1st in the 100 Breast, Jack Davies 1st in the 200 IM and 3rd in the 100 Free, and Mason Lopez 1st in the 50 Free and 1st in the 100 back. The divers had a meet in Alvin where our divers captured 3 places on the podium: 1 st Emma Delmore, 2nd Claire Andrews, and 5th Kaylee Frantzen The Varsity swimmers and divers will be in action this Friday and Saturday at the CISD Natatorium for the prelim/finals TISCA meet. Best of luck Swimmers and Divers! The Swim and Dive team is collecting вЂњProducts for PeytonвЂќ in memory of Coach James son. Please bring travel size toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, lotion) to any swim or dive team member or to Coach Banes or Coach James. THANK YOU! LADY CAVS SOCCER: Lady Cav Soccer tryouts will be held December 1st and 2nd from 3:00-5:00 PM. All girls wishing to tryout must have a physical on file in the training room. Please have cleats, shin guards, and running shoes with you. Contact [email protected] with any questions. TWCP BASEBALL: 10th Annual Slugfest co-ed softball tournament is coming! Mark your calendars for December 5th and 6th then come out and join us for the fun. There will be food, entertainment and prizes. Adult, High School and Jr. High teams welcome! Get your team together and register today. Registration packets are available at the front office, or at collegeparkbaseball.com. Email [email protected] or call Shannon Burchett 281 744-8078 with questions. WOODLANDS RUGBY: Rugby is a game that develops leadership, team spirit, courage, sportsmanship, and friendship. Garrett Soileau started playing rugby his freshman year. Like most individuals who start playing rugby, he quickly fell in love and learned to play the game well. He was selected for Texas High Performance teams every year and his senior year he played for the Rocky Mountain Challenge AllTournament Team and USA Rugby Stars and Stripes, reserved for the top 50 Boys and top 50 Girls selected from Regional All Star Tournaments. In response to the question of what he loves most about rugby, Garrett explains, "The fact that everyone has the chance to prove themselves. In rugby everyone has the chance to take the ball in for the score and feel what itвЂ™s like to put points on the board for your team. Forwards have to be able to pass just as good as backs and backs have to be able to go blow up a ruck if needed. You basically have to be able to play any position which isn't like any other sport out there. "To me rugby means opportunity. This sport has given me so many opportunities that I would have never gotten if it weren't for rugby. Because of rugby I've had the privilege to represent my state and even represent my country. I've made friends with people all over the United States and even overseas because of all the opportunities rugby has presented me with." Garrett is perfect example of everyone getting a chance to prove themselves in rugby. He most recently was invited to the U20 Junior Men's All American World Trophy team. He also plays for Arkansas State University Rugby Team. Come check out the fastest growing sport in the nation with the largest rugby club in Texas! Woodlands Youth Rugby will hold tryouts each Wednesday in November from 6-8 pm at Alden Bridge Sports Park. Players from all area schools are welcome. Go to woodlandsrugby.org and do NOT miss out! TWCP WRESTLING: Wrestling is now in session. The CP Varsity Wrestlers had their first dual on November 15th and wrestled hard! The team brought home a 3rd place trophy with scores as follows: CP 36 - Conroe 39 CP 51 - Klein Collins 27 CP 51 - CyFalls 30 CP 24 - TW 56 CP 42 - A&M Consolidated 36 Please come out and support TWCP Wrestlers! Varsity and JV will be at Clear Creek HS on November 22nd @ 9am. CP will also hold a home dual on December 3rd @ 5pm in the gym. Please see the November/December schedule below. вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў Nov. 22 Dec. 3 Dec. 5-6 Dec.10 Dec. 13 Dec. 11 Dec. 15 Dec. 20 Dec. 20 @Creek Clear Creek HS - V/JV - 9am @TWCP - V/G/JV - 5:00 PM @ TWHS - V/G - 5 pm and 9am @ Summer Creek HS - V/G/JV - 5:00 PM @ Foster HS - V/G/JV - 9:00 AM @Oak Ridge HS - JV - 5pm @TWCP - JV - 5pm @Cy- Creek HS - V/G - 8:30 am @Bryan HS - JV - 8:30 am 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. Cavalier Express is getting new merchandise each week. Stop by to see our iPhone 5 Phone cases, portable chargers, spirit jerseys, stadium seats, and more! 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: From Student about Teacher: вЂњMrs. Southard, is always lifting people up and being positive with everyoneвЂќ. CPHS Talking Points (Commitment, Pride, Honor, Success) TWCP CLUB INFORMATION BEST BUDDIES: Meeting in the Library: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 FISHING CLUB: TWCP fishing club is a student run club. With parent and teacher sponsor help, we participate in high school bass fishing tournaments. We have approximately 18 members and we currently need members with access to a bass boat. The door is always open to every CP high school student interested in pitching their fishing skills against other high schools in local bass fishing leagues. We travel at least once a month to lakes such as Conroe, Livingston, Lake Houston, Sam Rayburn and LBJ. We currently hold the 2014 Texas State Champions title for bass fishing. 3 of our teams placed in the top 5 on Conroe last month. In December we will compete against over 200 boats from over 30 schools in the SETX fishing league on Sam Rayburn reservoir. For more information contact our club president Joe Beebee or vice president Will Brady, or check us out through Facebook at TWCPfishing. Good luck to the CP teams this weekend on Livingston. And stay warm out there! ВЎBAILAMOS! On Monday we will be starting up a new club here at CPHS. It is the ВЎBailamos! dance club. It will meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. LGI fishbowl, at 2:45 pm. Please encourage all students to come and become a member, especially those freshmen that haven't become involved in any extracurricular activity. This club is a cross-cultural group where students will be learning to dance everything from the Texas 2 step to the Salsa, to Flamenco, to Tango, etc. 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 SHARE IT FORWARD CLUB: The Share It Forward Club is leading the Warmth Campaign. Donations can be brought to Room 2309. Here are the details: This quarter, we are focusing on donating warm blankets, jackets, and articles of clothing to the local people of Houston as the days begin to get shorter and cooler. Thanksgiving and Christmas are characterized as times of joy, comfort and family, but their also times of great struggle. We want to make it easier for those who don't have the means to buy basic necessities. Our goal is to be able to provide them. Our goal is to collect 15-30 blankets and 50 articles of clothing by December 5th. All of the supplies are going to Star of Hope, an organization that primarily works with the homeless of Houston. These supplies will be going to families, children and adults alike. Here's their website for more information: http://www.sohmission.org/home DECA: DECA meeting in room 1214 every other Tuesday. Our next meeting is December 2nd at 2:45 pm. DECA is preparing emerging leaders and entrepreneurs to be college and career ready. Come join us! 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) Every other Monday at 6pm in the commons. SPEECH AND DEBATE CLUB: College Park Speech and Debate students competed at Kingwood last weekend with successes in Humerous interpretation, prose, poetry and Lincoln Douglas debate. 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.