Academy of Science & Technology
Eighth grade students interested in applying to the Academy are encouraged to go to the campus website for important information regarding the application process and eligibility. Students must register for one of two available test dates: October 6 or October 13. Please send the completed form (which will be posted online on October 2) and fee to the Academy prior to the deadlines for registering. Parents are encouraged to print the Application Folder Checklist to assist with the assembly of materials. The application folder is due by November 1.
The National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Program recently announced the students that qualified for recognition as Semifinalists. The following Academy students received this recognition: Eric Fris, Daniel Latypov, Anita Liu, Shu Liu, Patrick Sullivan and AnneClaire Wageman.
The National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Program also released the names of students who qualified for recognition as Commended scholars. The students who received this designation based on their junior PSAT scores were: John Bender, Stanley Chan, Christine Chin, Nicole Delgado, Aaron Graeve, Adam Hale, Marion Hammett, Katherine Jensen, Nicholas McCoy, Ross McNulty, Eric Menees, Sebastian Munoz, Keerthana Pakanati, Lina Piprek, Shyamsunder Raghavan, Jonathan Slagle, Toluwani Soares, Craig Steinke, Eileen Sullivan and Natalie Sullivan.
Maya Patel, current freshman, was selected as one of 30 finalists in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS. As a finalist she will represent the Academy of Science and Technology at The Woodlands College Park High School in a trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Broadcom MASTERS Finalist Week from September 28 – October 3. You may go to the website www.societyforscience.org/masters for more details on this program.
Austin Elementary School
Students in Cheryl Morris' fourth grade classroom enjoyed reading the classroom novel, "Sarah, Plain and Tall" by Patricia MacLachlan. Students worked in groups to read and discuss themes, characters, and answer questions about the story.
Third grade students learned about physical changes and properties of matter in science. Classes read the book "Bartholomew and the Oobleck" by Dr. Seuss, followed by a science experiment where they made their own oobleck using cornstarch and cold milk.
Birnham Woods Elementary School
Congratulations to September's Bulldog Best Winners for the character trait of Respect. These students were rewarded with a "Popcorn on the Patio" Party to celebrate their achievement.
On October 3, the school's Parent Teacher Organization will hold their meeting at 9 a.m., and will kick the Boosterthon Fun Run with a Pep Rally. Funds raised will be used to add a second shade structure to the school playground, as well as enhance technology on campus. This year's goal is to raise $35,000!
Broadway Elementary School
Dads can exercise with their child at Fitness Friday with Dads on Friday, October 5, from 7-8 a.m.
Fourth and third graders elected their student council representatives this week. The following students were elected as classroom representatives: Zack Fisher, Bethany Groenemann, Madison Alexander, Olivia Murtha, Angelo Amador, Aubree Wehring, Katelyn Lawrence, Alyssa Lyons, Alonzo Castaneda, Jacob Byrd, Jack Manning, Caleb Rivera, Kate Langnes, Cade Hogelin, Tasi Lemon, Emma Brown, Makenzie Samoff, Jackson Geagan, Sophie Ellner, Conner McElroy, Jordyn Evans, Elise Branch, Annika Moreno, Kamryn Webster, Cory Baker, Christian Fadal, Kate Barrier, Riley Hale, Peri Lunn, Dylan Maalouf, Zachary Whittle, Nicholas Smith, Emily Sonduck, Isabella Ramos, Jake Recio, Mandy Green, Maddy Nickel, Yasmeen Jackson, Charisse Alcaraz, Marjorie Carlson, Elena Lewis, Brandon Ortiz, Kamryn Baquero, Sophie Waldron, Asha Jarusinski, Sebastian Harden, Bermanny Lozada, Mikiya Buzzard, Jaylee Jablon, Mikayla Caldwell, Edwin Taylor, Korey Scarborough, Caleb Davis, Karsten Kunneman, Brooke Benson. Congratulations to the following student who were elected as Student Council Officers: Kyler Elrod, President; Kyle DeRusse, Vice President; and Jonah Mackey, Secretary.
Buckalew Elementary School
Congratulations to the following students for receiving the "Principal's Award" for demonstrating the school's Keys to Success: Alli Coates, Reed Brandt, Garrett Coleman, Annabella Fuentes, Sarah Fry, Anna Nowiczewski, Grace Laville, William Plutto, Marley Jane Monroe, Olivia Stanley, and Harry Woodside.
Third grade Parent Volunteers will meet on October 3 at 11:30 a.m. to prepare stage decorations for the upcoming third and fourth grade musical performances. Fourth grade Parent Volunteers will meet on October 10 at 11:30 a.m. Both meetings will be held in the Music Room and not last longer than thirty minutes. If volunteers are unable to attend the first meeting, but still would like to volunteer, they are asked to contact Mrs. Stobbe at email@example.com.
On October 4, students and their families can participate in National Walk to School Day. Parents are asked to join their child in walking, biking, roller-blading, or riding a scooter to school that day!
Bush Elementary School
On October 5, the school will be holding an annual Walk for Diabetes. Students will participate in the walk during their Physical Education classes. Students participating in the Walk for Diabetes help support and bring awareness to the American Diabetes Association.
Caney Creek High School
The school would like to congratulate the following students for advancing to Regional Auditions for the Region IX UIL Choir: Trey Trott, Josh Polk and Kenya Harrison have advanced to the Region Auditions.
Homecoming "Under the Sea" will be held on Saturday, October 6, from 8 – 11 p.m. in the cafeteria.
Floral Design students are making ladies homecoming mums starting at $20 as well as sleeve garters for gentlemen starting at $15. For more information, please speak to any Floral Design student, or Ms. Jessica Smith in Room 3311.
The Lady Panther Triple Threat 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will be held October 13. Teams will need to consist of at least five players (no more than seven), with two players being female. The entry fee is $25 per person.
Pool play will start at 9 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for first through third place.
Yearbook Dedication Ads may still be purchased until Friday, November 2. An order form may be picked up in Room 3110 or ordered at www.balfour.com.
Yearbooks are available for $65 and may be held with a $20 non-refundable deposit until Friday, November 16.
Collins Intermediate School
This week, the school will be celebrating its Colossal Cobras. These students are selected by their teachers for going above and beyond the Cobra code which is: cooperative, optimistic, responsible, accepting others and being supportive and respectful of others. Two students from each homeroom are selected every month. The Colossal Cobras will have a special awards ceremony at 3 p.m., on Monday for fifth grade, and Tuesday for sixth grade.
Conroe High School
Congratulations to Kassidy Hugenschmidt, Sylvie Mayer and Quinn Burns, who were chosen as the school's representatives for the Montgomery County Leadership High School program. These students will have the chance to explore different leadership opportunities in the community.
The school recently hosted the TMEA Region 9 District Auditions. There were over 750 students on our campus competing for the right to qualify for Region Auditions in October. CHS students not only competed in the audition process, but also worked the audition as monitors, runners, and registrars. In addition, 34 of our students advanced to the Region Auditions! CHS had 5 students place in the top 10! October 9th, a group of 100 students will be participating after school in the CHS College and Career Rally from 3 to 6 p.m. They will be studying for the PSAT, working on college applications, and enjoying a pizza dinner. They will then travel by bus to attend the CISD College and Career Night at the Lonestar Convention Center. All families are encouraged to take their children to the CISD College and Career Night which will be held from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The address is 90055 Airport Rd., Conroe, TX. Over 150 colleges will be represented and admission is free. There are sessions in Spanish as well. The Academy will be hosting a Blood Drive on Friday, October 5. Students wishing to donate will report to the Girl's Gym.
Cox Intermediate School
Each week we will be Recognizing Our Committed Kids. In conjunction with our Essential 42 Rules, teachers are keeping their eyes out for students who are making great choices in behavior. Congratulations to the following students, Tony Alebesun, Jessica Empson, Jaks Dessommes-Nut, Sydnee Benton, Jacob Lampman, Austin Crabtree, Trei Cramm, Ryan Davis, Anthony Guajardo, Ivan Gonzalez, Ally Crocker, Chris Gibson, Vanessa Bolanos, Eric Checketts, Jeremiah Barnes, Ayden Ramos, Elise Woodham, Kyle Sonduck, Lauren Whatley, Evan Sellers, Christopher Miller, Migdad Mabrook, Nicholas Fries, Harvey Blandon, Tyler Spence, O'Neal Perry, Oriana Martin, Steffan Britz, Audie McShan, Kyle Glazener, Rachel Chesebro, Bryce Prucha, Trinity Fontenot, and Brooke Mueller. YOU ROCK this week!
Creighton Elementary School
October 5 is Author Celebration Day. Students will share their writing with teachers, parents and each other. Donuts for Dads will be held on October 9 from 7 to 8:30 a.m. in the library. Please sign up to attend with our counselor, Susan Fossler. Congratulations to third grade star students, Jose Diaz, Preston Spinks, Raul Delagarza, Cristian Cruz, Crystal Hernandez, and Riley Hoyle. Way to go Cubs!
David Elementary School
Students and parents are invited to join staff members at Skeeter's Restaurant on Tuesday, October 9, from 5-6:30 p.m. for dinner. Twenty percent of the proceeds will be donated back to the school. Come join the fun and have dinner with friends!
Deretchin K-6 School
September's Character Trait was Responsibility. Students who demonstrated accountability for their actions, thought before they acted, followed directions, and always did their best throughout the month of September were awarded a certificate from the Counselors. These students were: Claire Arend, Ashley Ashton, Scottie Bolin, Carson Bonds, Jake Brandon, Elizabeth Brisco, Myrna Brown, Ellory Chiasson, Enrique Cisneros, Abigail Colburn, Katie Courtney, Ella Cox, Jonas Diaz, Chance Gibson, Paola Gomez, Adaly Guasso, Ashlyn Hicks, Alexandra Kirchin, Kate Korkowski, Madeline Krach, Greta Lamb, Miranda Lemus, Enrico Lucena, Reagan Lynch, Owen Markel, John Martins, Carson Mitchell, Reese Muzny, Angel Nguyen, Belle Novak, Luke Ogburn, Maria Jose Ortega, Frida Padilla, Avery Petty, Lauren Pfaff, Isabel Pimienta, Rodrigo Pimienta, Logan Prichard, Claudia Quezada, Jared Ramirez, Nate Reidel, Katie Rice, Jake Sampler, Presley Sansbury, Cayden Schupp, Olivia Seitz, Victoria Seitz, Sanju Senthilkumar, Jon Smart, Cooper Starke, Alexandria Steward, Anoushka Suri, Shelby Walker, Alena Wang, Zoe Wang, and Kendall Wolf. In Physical Education, the Punt, Pass, and Kick competition was held during September 17-20. The girls and boys competed against each other in punting, passing, and kicking in three separate age divisions 8-9, 10-11, and 12-13. Each division was awarded first, second, and third place ribbons. The winners for each division were: Girls division (8–9): (1) Claire Arend (2) Abigail Schoch (3) Sophia Weisbrod; Girls division (10–11): (1) Caroline Giannone (2) Kate Navarro (3) Yasmine Almughrabi; Girls division (12–13): (1) Brooke Tockey (2) Natalie Tudor. Boys division (8–9):(1) Jack Perkins (2) Konner Earnest (3) Kyle Wetherington; Boys division (10–11): (1) Cole Dodson (2) Josh Fleming (3) Matthew Wetherington; Boys division (12–13): (1) Colin Howard (2) Juan Pablo Ramirez (3) Cullen Taylor.
Ford Elementary School
Individual pictures will be taken Thursday, October 4. Parent Teacher Organization meeting will be Friday, October 5 at 9:30 a.m. Parent Teacher Organization Food Drive will begin Monday, October 8.
Galatas Elementary School
Galatas received the Texas Comptroller's 2012 Texas Honors Circle Award, which recognizes schools and districts that are achieving academic success through cost-effective operations. Award recipients achieve strong academic performance while spending relatively little compared to their peers. The school will hold a Soles4Souls Shoe Drive October 1-31. New and like new shoes will be collected for people in need.
Giesinger Elementary School
The Watch D.O.G.S. organizational meeting was held last Thursday night. Mrs. Giesinger visited the campus on Friday. Students performed the school song for Mrs. Giesinger and wished her a happy birthday. The faculty enjoyed lunch with Mrs. Giesinger and her family. The fall carnival will be held on Friday evening, October 5, starting at 5 p.m. There will be games, food, prizes and inflatables. All proceeds will benefit technology for the school.
Glen Loch Elementary School
On Monday October 1, the Parent Teacher Organization received a very generous donation from the Indian Springs Village Association Board that will help to purchase the Accelerated Reader Program. The Parent Teacher Organization extended a huge thank you, on behalf of Glen Loch to the Indian Springs Village Association Board for this wonderful donation. Walk to School Day is Friday October 5. Parents can walk their children to school to show them how important it is to exercise. The Paperback Swap is off to a great start with students trading in their paperback books for books to read. It will continue in the Library until May.
Grangerland Intermediate School
The following students have been recognized by their teachers as Students Achieving Excellence: Katia Almazan, Alexis Alvizo, Silvia Arroyo, Sergio Banuelos, Keith Baxley, David Bibbey, Eleanor Blankenship, Jason Campos Rodriguez, Kaitlyn Clark, Jaden Cooper, Pedro Esparza, Jaquelin Flores, Alexa Garcia, Brandon Guerrero Martinez, Nicole Hadley, Coronel Herrera, Jamie Irvan, Hunter Johnson, Likzy Limon-Garcia, Leonel Gaytan, Elvis Lopez, Yasmin Lopez, Ethan Lotts, Iris Maldonado, Juan Martinez, Marisol Maya, Courtney Maybin, Abigail Mendez, Peyton Moore, Ossiel Muniz Guzman, Brenda Nava, Seth Nickens, Cameron Odom, Jacob Ortiz, Cameron Perry, Alejandro Popoca, Abigayle Raley, Victoria Rangel, Elena Rebollar, Nicole Restum, Noelia Sanchez, Nathan Stockbridge, PW Story, Joddie Swinner, Alejandro Torres, Karen Torres, August Truitt, Justin Turner, Chelsea Webb, James Wood, and Hunter Wooley. Congratulations!
After participating in auditions the following students were chosen for the 2012-2013 Honor Choir. Congratulations to the following students: Isabella Arispe, James Baewer, Oshen Beasley, Annie Bolten, Grace Burch, Kaitlyn Clark, Mhia Clemons, Clayann Cross, Destiny Espinoza, Vanessa Granados, Lauren Gruver, Jacob Gressett, Hannah Hansen, Nicholas Harrideo, Tiffany Hernandez, Emily Herron, Veronica Hill, Britain Hopkins, Kayla Hopkins, Jamie Irvan, Heaven Johnson, Angel Jordan, Rachel Kizer, Haylei Lawler, Danielle Lawlis, Linda Marroquin, Brianna McBane, Amanda Mendiola, Felix Morin, Hannah Murray, Misty Newman, McKenzie Ochoa, Madison Perry, Justice Platt, Saira Reinhardt, Kayla Robinson, Dalyla Rodriguez, Lillye Rogers, Noelia Sanchez, Hailey Simon, Blake Smith, Judith Soupart, Britney Spaulding, Sabrian Thomas, Tatum Tiller, Bailey Wilkinson, Kashmya Williams, Jamie Winn, and Mitch Zillmer.
Fall pictures will be taken on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. Picture information will be sent home with students.
Hailey Elementary School
Grandparents were invited to read to Hailey students during the Grandparent Tea held on Friday, September 28. Students and parents are invited to attend The Woodlands College Park Spirit Parade and Pep Rally at Woodforest Stadium on Wednesday, October 3rd at 6 p.m. Hailey will be represented in the Red Wagon Parade. The monthly Parent Teacher Association meeting is scheduled for October 4 at 6 p.m. , and Hailey's I Walk to School Day is Thursday, October 11.
Hauke Academic Alternative School
It's Just Better at Hauke! READ FOR A BETTER LIFE CONTINUES EVERYDAY: Hauke Readers meet on Tuesdays at lunch each week to practice. Hauke Readers are special students. They go to Travis Junior High and Sam Houston Elementary to read once a month. Students have to be outgoing in nature and willing to make a difference in their community. They don't need to have grandiose ideas of necessarily changing the world, just enough confidence that they are significant and they can make a difference – small as it might be. Students have to be good readers, but more importantly good communicators. In essence, they are like mentors or teachers (even for a short 10 minute time span) to the classroom they visit. They are charged with encouraging the class to read and inspiring then to live better lives. The students will read on Friday, September 28. Student Council will meet at lunch every Wednesday. Art students are working on the Western Art project. The Blood Drive will be held on October 1. Students will meet with their mentors on October 11. Music group meets at lunch in the theatre on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Work Hard – Get Smarter.
Houser Elementary School
Houser Elementary started the school-wide Fall Fundraiser this week and it will continue for the next two weeks. Please support our school fundraiser by purchasing cookie dough, pizza, and other sweet treats from one of our students. Thank you to all of you who supported the Library during the Fall Book Fair. It was a huge success! Funds from the book fair will be used to expand the Houser library collection.
Houston Elementary School
The Collaborative for Children Lunch-n-Learn bilingual parent meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 3, 11:30 am-12:30 pm. Congratulations to the science trivia question winners for the week of September 24-28: Sajid Alam, kindergarten; Anthony Garcia, first grade; Andrea Garrido, second grade; and Alverto Romero, third grade. Fourth grade safety patrol members for the week of September 24-28 were Kimberly Rodriguez, Bryan Cruz, Jennifer Tobar Mejia, Victoria Posada, Elias Palma, Jose Gonzalez-Guerrero, Angie Rodriguez, Christian Rocha, Michelle Maradiaga, Freddy Valadez, Alexsis Lopez and Rey Quenel.
Irons Junior High School
Irons Junior High is proud to recognize the following students for their academic or social achievements. The learning team 7-1 "Red Hot" would like to recognize Drew Helberg for his amazing character and strong work ethic. The learning team 7-3 "All Staar" would like to recognize Zach Soldat. He is an extremely hard worker. Always on task and very respectful. The learning team 8-1 "Dynamite" would like to recognize Christopher McKenzie because of his awesome colonial brochure. The learning team 8-2 "Shake N' Bake" would like to honor Contrell Green Warren for an outstanding attitude. Whenever Contrell does not understand something, he always makes sure to ask for help. He comes to class every day ready to give 100%. The learning team 8-4 "Soar" would like to recognize Oliver Lequeno for being helpful towards his peers and his teachers. Oliver is always polite towards others and works hard in class. Band Performers of the week are Hannah Vatland, Jordan Simmons, Susie Falconer, Josh Nichols from seventh grade. The eighth grade band students of the week are Katie Beckley, Noah Nowlin, Ashley Tax, Sam Henderson. Orchestra musicians of the week are Philharmonic - Tim Groot, Symphonic - Caitlyn Loyd, Chamber - Alexcis Osteen. Yearbook student of the week is Bailey Reeder for her enthusiasm and willing to go the extra mile to help others. The 7th Grade Hawks Star Athlete of the Week - Evan Fuller. The 8th Grade Hawks Star Athlete of the Week - Berry King. The 7th grade Lady Hawks Star Athlete of the Week - Kelsie Alexander. The 8th grade Lady Hawks Star Athlete of the Week - Alexis Patterson. Campus Happenings: Irons Junior High along with Needham Fire Rescue and The Town Of Woodloch will be hosting National Night Out on Tuesday, October 2nd. The event will be held in the front parking lot from 7:00-9:00 pm. The set up will be similar to a "County Fair" setting where community members can stop by each booth to speak with subject matter expert from various local, state and federal agencies. Each agency will have a static display of tools, equipment and apparatus they use to perform their job. Some of the goals of National Night Out are to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for and participate in local anti-crime programs, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships. We encourage all of our teachers and staff to join us as we start a great community tradition. There will also be live music, free hot dogs, and refreshments.
Kaufman Elementary School
Second Graders are getting ready to start Science buddies with Kindergarten. Cougar Spirit Store will be open on October 5th. Parent Teacher Organization meeting will be on October 3rd.
Knox Junior High School
New students were treated to a Knighting Ceremony on Wednesday, September 12 , 2012 welcoming them to Knox. Knox has enrolled the following new students for the 2012-2013 school year: Pablo Alfaro, Sami Allathgani, Alexis Allison, Heimy Anaya Yanez, Imara Anayatali, Gabriel Andino, Jesus Arias Arreguin, Anna Armstrong, Garrett Atherton, Andi Bailey, Isaiah Bannister, Keyla Barahona, Andrew Barry, MaKenzie Bartee, Blake Bennett, Anthony Berry, Darius Berry, Sean Berube, Brooke Birks, Devonte Brown, David Burt, Camrun Cannon, Logan Cegielski, Iana Clemons, Lee Coddington, Jesus Covarrubias, Meredithe Dailey, Alexandra De La Cruz, Rachel DeHaven, Steven,Del Angel, Cade Edens, Omar Elizondo, Logan Exum, Amya Faber, Maleeha Farooq, Tyren Finnen-White, Tyler Flanders, David Foster, Victoria Gallagher, Julianna Gonzales Gorman, Gracia Grohn, Taylor Grove, Ayden Guidobono, Maria Guillen-Roman, William Gunnell, Victor Halmy, Hunter Hawkins, Reannah Hollaway, Ronicah Hollaway, Angel Huerta-padilla, Delaine Imai , Drew Imai , Spencer Johnson, Tyler Jordan, Nicholas King, Griffin Krieger, Russell Lamb, Abigail Lane, Amanda Langhorst, Mary Lassetter, Ian Lehrer, Elena Lisovaya, Laurymar Lopez-Melon, An Tan Ly, Randy Magdaleno, Seth andel, Samantha Martinez, Dinayra Martinez-Perez, Mikaela Martinez Parente, Wyatt Masterson, Rachel McFarland Goodhew, Olivia McMillan, Naomi Melis-Smith, Antonio Meneses, Jordan Merino, Christina Morilla, Cameron Morillo, Maureny Mundo, Eric Munoz, Lavanya Murlidar, Lucas Nacol, Daniel Neal, Jonah Nowlin, Bryce Null, Chloe Oberkirch, Devonay Openshaw, Samuel Packer, Logan Pfannenstiel, Tristan Pimentel, Ethan Planeta, Jennifer Quintanilla, Hope Raymond, Christian Rea, Shane Rees, Mac Kennedy Roderick, Alec Rogers, Peter Rogers, Natalie Romero , Melanie Rouvroy, Noah Ryan, Nathaniel Sabbara, Mary Sanchez, Morgan Sanders, Alanis Sandoval, Nicoya Schmidt, Sean Shepherd, Mishal Siddiqui, Destiny Silva, Seth Sims, Hunter Skafec, Ryan Smith , Connell Smithson, Jose Solano, Triston Sone's, Hannah Spencer, Hope Stephens, Devon Stock, Thurston Stock, Rhaul Suckrajh, Mateo Sutton, Ronan Terry, Aydin Thomson, Jadon Tiem, Jared Unger, Jose Velasco, Karisma Vera, Lauren West, Jameri Whatley, Ardyn Wilson, Jorton Wright, Fernando Zablah-Carmona. Members of the Broadcast Team selected for the school year include: Finlay Booth, Maria Flores Saenz, Christopher Fong, Matthew Freeman, Brooke Guthrie, Taylor Halsey, Cassidy Hess, Brittany Luker, Julianna Olson, Samuel Sims, Koby Wistner, Hannah Wright and Nicole Zimmermann. New Mascots for the year are seventh grade students Carmen Corigliano and Seth Ryan. Eighth grade mascots are Josh Vessell and Samantha Brown. Congratulations!
McCullough Junior High School
Students in need of homework help will have the opportunity to attend the PAWS tutoring sessions every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. in the downstairs library. PAWS tutors are high school students and a teacher is present as well. Just a reminder that there is no late bus provided, so parents must make arrangements to promptly pick up their child at 4:45 p.m. The SPARKS tutors are also ready to assist students with homework, study help and organizational skills as well. The SPARKS are peer tutors and are available during advisory each day in room B202. The seventh grade girl's volleyball teams won first place in the Bear Branch Tournament. The McCullough Charity League Club is still collecting yarn to be used for knitting lap blankets that will be donated to the Veteran's hospital. Yarn may be dropped off in the library or in room B222.
Milam Elementary School
Desserts With Dads will be held on Tuesday, October 9, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to recruit dads into the Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program. This program provides a positive male role model and gives an extra security presence at school. There will be a short presentation, and dads may sign up that evening. All are welcome! Students in Jennifer Johnston's third grade class and Brittney Henkel's fourth grade class used the new iPads to study attributes of 3-D figures. Students in Peggy Gusler's second grade class used the iPads to produce videos of good citizenship plays that they created.
The school welcomes all parents to the Parent Teacher Organization's General Meeting on Wednesday, October 3, at 9:30 a.m. in the Commons. The Cookie Dough Fundraiser's due date has been extended to October 4 when all orders and money need to be turned in. The money earned will be used to pay for field trips, computers, classroom supplemental learning supplies, workshop fees, staff appreciation and so much more. Please note: Wednesday, November 7, from 2-7 p.m. will be the only time to pick up orders from the School Commons. The fifth grade Fall Social will take place on Friday, October 5, from 4-6 p.m. and will include an indoor carnival organized by the Parent Teacher Organization with proceeds benefitting LC teachers, Fine Arts, Physical Education, Special Education, and Life Skills. Early dismissal from the event will be at 5 p.m. All other students will be dismissed at regular dismissal time at 6 p.m. No biking or walking home will be permitted. Tickets for admission, games, and food are currently on sale at www.mitchellmustangspto.org.
Moorhead Junior High School
Seventh grade Hearing and Vision Screening during History from October 1-5. Volleyball Home Game on October 4 from 5-7 p.m. at Caney Creek HS. Panthers v. Mance Park. Dazzler Booster Meeting on October 4 from 6-8 p.m. in the Library. Cross Country meet at Bear Branch Park on October 5 from 5-6 p.m. Volleyball Tournament on October 6 at Tarkington. Eighth grade Parent Night for Academy of Health and Science on October 8 from 6-7 p.m. in the cafeteria. Pep Rally on October 9 for seventh graders at 2 p.m. and for eighth graders at 3 p.m. Seventh grade football game at Lynn Lucas on October 9 at 4:30 p.m. Eighth grade football home game on October 9 at 4:30 p.m. Panthers v. Lynn Lucas Student of the Week is awarded to Chloe Smith (History, 8); Haley Liska (History, 8); Erik Del Angel (History, 8); Jaelyn Youngblood (Language Arts, 7); Sarah Nichols (Language Arts, 8); Dacia Simmons (Math, 7); Victoria Nesbitt (Math, 7); Jerry Reiger (Math, 7); Richard W. Jones (Math, 7); Emma Mitchell (Dazzler, 7); Desiree Ramirez (Spirit Girl, 7); Miguel Zavala, Jr. (Computer Applications, 7); Andres Vargas (Computer Applications, 8); Shelby Hibler (Yearbook, 8); Megan Brieden (Band, 7); Quintin Reneau (Band, 8). Congratulations to the seventh grade volleyball A and B teams for defeating Livingston on September 27. Outstanding B team players are Alissa Sams (7), Kailey Pyle (7), and Mara Dumas (7). Outstanding A team players are Bailey Oliphant (7), Skylar Cheatham (7), and Cramer Townsley (7).
Oak Ridge High School
Twenty of the forty-two Oak Ridge High School Choir students who competed at Conroe High School for the Region 9 District Auditions a week from this past Saturday have advanced to the next level. Congratulations to: Jordan Czichos (11), Teresa Falconer (10), Mindy Florian (12), Adrianna Gomez (10), Blair Gority (11), Sara Johnson (11), Allison Keller (12), Ashley Little (11), Erika Medidas (12), Natalie Miller (10), Kathryn Peters (12), Lane Randall (11), Autumn Ray (9), Tabitha Ray (12), Valery Reyes (12), Cyrina Salas (10), Paige Taylor (10), Haley Tribur (11), Adrianna Victorian (11), and Elias Zimmerman (9). The Oak Ridge High School Speech and Debate Team have been officially designated as a member of the Two Hundred Club for the year 2012 by the National Forensic League. Such a milestone is remarkable because it demonstrates outstanding commitment to teaching students essential life skills – including communication, research, listening, writing and organization.
Peet Junior High School
Students of the week are Candy Hernandez, seventh grade and Kowen Walters-Atkinson, eighth grade. The Cub Club of the week is the Bleacher Creatures. The Bleacher Creature pep squad, under the direction of Mrs. Pugh and Mrs. Sutak, show support for our other student organizations. The Bleacher Creatures are identifiable at campus events by the paint on their faces, the costumes they wear, as well as their audible support. If fun is what a student is looking for, accompanied by a desire to show support for your fellow students, Bleacher Creatures is the group to connect with. National Junior Honor Society Officers for the current year are Cole Carter, President, Yasmeen Santana, Vice President, Chloe Bartlett, Secretary, Haylee Trahan, Publicist, Kirby Ireland, Historian and Max Joiner, Treasurer.
Reaves Elementary School
Thanks to all the parents who came out for "What's All the Buzz About" nights. It was great to see such a good turnout. Congratulations to all the Reaves Reward winners for good citizenship in their school. They were honored with a luncheon on Friday. Don't forget to work with your child on our fall fundraiser this week.
Rice Elementary School
Thank you to all parents who attended Open House. Teachers and students have been working diligently producing great begninning of the year work and were excited to share it with all who attended. If you missed Open House, please contact your child's teacher for any important information you might have missed. The Fall Fundraiser will come to an end on Tuesday, October 2. Fall pictures will be taken on Wednesday, October 10.
Ride Elementary School
October is Fire Safety Month. The Woodlands Fire Department will be here October 3 for a presentation on Fire Safety. The Parent Teacher Organization will meet October 4 at 11:30 a.m. We will participate in the International Walk to School Week, Friday, October 5th. All students are invited to walk or ride a bicycle to school. All students are also invited to go GREEN...wear GREEN on Oct. 5th too. Our school is working in partnership with the Community Association of the Woodlands to raise environmental awareness.
Runyan Elementary School
Supporting the district's "Read for a Better Life" the campus is encouraging students to read to their parents daily, by keeping a written log with their parents' signature. At the end of each week the students that have read certain minutes will be recognized on our Wall of Fame. It is Runyan T-shirt sales time! This year we are going to pre-sale the shirts from October 1 through October 12.
San Jacinto Elementary School
Congratulations to the following Golden Referral recipients for demonstrating awesome behavior: Kayla Applegate, Juan Belmonte, Sydney Bennett, Austin Collins, Michelle Garcia, Kailey Gates, Carlos Gonzalez, Michael Kernell, Thomas Knight, Isabella May, Jadiel Merlin, Maddie O'Briant and Carina Seyer. Congratulations to the following teachers for receiving a Golden Referral as Educators Achieving Excellence: Vicki Constantine, Karen Hester, Courtney Manning, Renee O'Neal and Vania Turov. Parents are invited to STAAR Parent information Night on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Information will be shared regarding insight on the STAAR test and how teachers and parents can work together to help all students succeed. All Star Fall Book Fair will begin on October 29, 2012 and end on November 2, 2012. Join us on November 1, 2012 from 6- 7 p.m. and Fall Into Reading. Teachers and staff will share some of their favorite stories and their love of reading.
The Woodlands High School
We are proud to announce that nine of our seniors have been honored for their scores on the PSAT taken as a junior. They have been named as National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists. The students are Olivia Brown, Nicholas Campalans, Kristen Hagan, Emily Johnson, Samuel Konopczynski, Alexander McCauley, Timothy Nysetvold, David Schack and Rowan Walrath. Their scores place these nine seniors in the top 1 percent of all students taking the PSAT. All of these students are now entered into the competition to be named as a Finalist.
The Woodlands High School Ninth Grade Campus
Thank you to all the parents and students that participated in The Woodlands High School Ninth Grade Campus Change-for-Change drive for Montgomery County Food Bank. Through monetary donations in their Advisory classes, TWHS students collected $740. These funds will buy approximately 8,000 pounds of food for families in need in our community. The Woodlands High School yearbook staff is pleased to announce it was awarded a silver medal from Columbia University Scholastic Press Association for the 2011-2012 yearbook. Underclass pictures and retakes are October 16, on the freshman campus during lunches and October 17, on the main campus after school. Information and prices are on our website thewoodlandsyearbook.com. The Senior Memory Ad deadline is October 12. Information and a form are also on our website. The Drug Enforcement Agency in conjunction with numerous law enforcement agencies, including the Conroe Independent School District Police Department, sponsored "Operation Got Drugs" on Saturday, September 29 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Expired, unused, and unwanted controlled substances in the home are the leading source of controlled substances in cases where students illegally possess these drugs at school. "Operation Got Drugs" is a medicine take-back initiative that affords citizens in the community the opportunity to rid their medicine cabinets of their unused, unwanted, and expired medications in a safe, non-hazardous manner. This event can reduce the likelihood of these medications ending up in the wrong hands. For other locations, visit the DEA web page at http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html and look for the Collection Site Locator button. Have you joined the PTO yet? Don't wait! The Directory is going to press on October 1. Reserve your copy of the Directory today by joining the PTO. You can sign up for the PTO, join our mailing list or join a committee to volunteer at our website: www.twhspto.org If you would rather join off-line, click here to download the paper form. Many opportunities exist to volunteer... even for parents that work.
Tough Elementary K-6
Congratulations to our Titans for exhibiting the character trait of respect this month. The students honored in this month's spotlight ceremony were Claire Foxhoven, Jordan Johnson, Penelope Leto, Eli Morcos, Ashley Pickering and Maya Welkie in kindergarten; Ava DeAngelo, Pablo Diaz, Mary Edwards, Gabriel Gonzalez, Jaime Gutierrez, Katie Kirkendall and Shivani Mundra in first grade; Kianna Anderson, Mackenzie Benn, Caitlyn Carrie, Ellie Jo Custer, Jessica Liu, Taylor Johnson, Rebel Malatesta and Michael Stephens in second grade, Connie Esposito, Grant Freitag, Justin Fritz, Austin Gasca, Juan Jose Gutierrez Rincon, Suhayl Guzman, Ella Mullins, Godsway Ofigberi and Nicolas Torres in third grade, Beaux Brashear, Kyleigh Brown, Ryan Grimm, Jordyn Jungwirth, Kaitlin Laner, Madison Navarro, Cambry Robbins, Anna Singleton and Anabell Studebaker in fourth grade, Ethan Barela, Kelly Berndt, Max Castillo, Abby Clove, Sawyer Liner, Deniz Mandalinci, Nathaniel Sanchez and Jessica Tate in fifth grade and Brandon Brown, Alex Cardenas, Ryan Jacobson, Shianne Knight, Willy Resendiz, Claire Teoxon and Sara Whittemore in sixth grade. Fall student pictures will be taken in the gym on Tuesday, October 2.
Travis Intermediate School
Travis Intermediate will host a Hispanic Heritage Night on October 11 from 6-7:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy cultural dancing and various presentations.
Vogel Intermediate School
The Fitness Club will meet this Friday, October 5 at 8 a.m. in the gym with Mr. Phillips. Don't forget that signed permission slips must be turned in on your first visit. For more information, email Mr. Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org. Culture Club also meets this Friday, October 5 at 8 a.m. in room 319 with Mrs. Royall. Art Club will be meeting the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 9 at 8 a.m. in the Art room with Mr. Mills and Mr. Craig. Ms. Ruppert's Sign Language Club will kick off the year on Tuesday, October 9 at 8 a.m. in room 207. This club will meet every Tuesday morning. Congratulations go to the top three sellers in the Fall Fundraiser Candy Sale. They each sold 15 boxes of candy to qualify for the grand prize of a Kindle Fire. Winners include sixth graders Elizabeth Richardson from Mrs. Mann's class, Jakob McDonald from Ms. Daw's class, and fifth grader Hunter Hodge from Ms. Aubuchon's class. Way to go, Vogel Texans!
Washington Junior High School
The counselors will be collecting coats for the 10th annual Conroe ISD Police Department Coat Drive. New and gently used coats, jackets, and sweaters will be accepted. Please drop these items off in the front office or at the counseling center. This month's Growl winners are as follows: Quentin Brown, Tiffany Case, Jose Villegas, Clayton Sewell, and Jonathan Cortez. The students are chosen each month by teachers and staff members for grades, responsibility, overall improvement, work ethic, and learning opportunities.
Wilkerson Intermediate School
Congratulations to these newly elected Student Council Officers: Katherine Babcock, President; Avery Palacios, Vice-President; Rachel Marquez, Treasurer/Box Tops; Gabrielle Kellogg-Gonzalez, Secretary. Mark your calendars: Art Club will be meeting October 10 at 4:15 p.m. in Mrs. Mowad's art classroom. Guest artist, Aidan Chowdhury will be demonstrating oil pastel painting! Science Club will be meeting October 9 immediately after school. Student members are asked to wear their Science Club shirts and stay for this fun and tasty lab meeting – making root beer! Parents are asked to pick up their junior scientists at 5:15 p.m. in the back of the school. The next scheduled field trip for Science Club members is Saturday, October 20. The first 50 Science Club members to sign up will get to go to Brazos Bend State Park for some astronomy instruction.
Wilkinson Elementary School
Parent Teacher Association proudly presents ventriloquist, Dennis Lee, Thursday, October 4. The first Birthday Book Club breakfast, celebrating September and October birthdays will be held in the library Friday, October 5 at 8:20 a.m. Please contact Mrs. Vaughn for more details regarding birthday book club. Fire Prevention week is Monday, October 8 - Friday, October 12. Individual pictures will be taken Tuesday, October 9. Choir practice is 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 9. Look for details about the Storybook Pumpkin Contest in the Monday folder. Have a roaring good week. Celebrating reading milestones this week: Carson Keyes, Alexis Pemberton, and Gavin McGlaun.
York Junior High School
The Parent Teacher Organization is very active in promoting and supporting many student programs at York Junior High. Currently, the Parent Teacher Organization and the Counselor's Closet Committee are seeking donations of gently used teen-size clothing. Each donation is considered tax-deductible and a receipt will be provided. The Parent Teacher Organization is also working diligently to raise funds for Challenge Day. This program's mission is to provide hands-on experiences that allow students to become fully aware of the diversity on campus and addresses such issues as harassment, bullying, isolation, stereotypes, and intolerance. All are invited to attend the next Parent Teacher Organization meeting on October 4 at 9:00 am. Please contact email@example.com for more information on any of the Parent Teacher Organization events. Come celebrate Nest Fest with York and Irons Parent Teacher Organizations. Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 13 from 11-4:00 pm. Bring the family and enjoy food vendors, craft vendors, carnival games, bounce houses, climbing wall, student performances, and more. If you are available to volunteer, please contact Kim Tomlinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.