January is School Board Appreciation Month and the entire Conroe ISD community salutes the seven dedicated individuals who volunteer to lead our schools to ensure all students are given the opportunity to achieve and succeed. These leaders put in long hours, work for no pay, and are dedicated public servants who strive each day to ensure that all students graduate with confidence and competence.
Members of the Board commended for their commitment and care regarding the future of every child enrolled in Conroe ISD schools are: Dr. Mel Brown, President; Mr. John Husbands, First Vice President; Dr. Ann Snyder, Second Vice President-Past President; Mr. Ray Sanders, Secretary; Mr. Joe Michels, Assistant Secretary; Mrs. Lynda Sasser, Past President; and Mrs. C.J. Haynes, Immediate Past President.
Austin Elementary School
Congratulations to the following artists who competed in the District Western Art Show. Students in Kathleen Bartlett's class who competed were fourth grade students Tatum Tiller with a Show Finalist award and Brooklynne Taylor with a Blue Ribbon, third grade students Lauryn Reza with a Blue Ribbon and Diana Alanis with a Show Finalist award, second grade student Gracie Harrison with a Blue Ribbon, first grade student Leslie Alvarez with a Blue Ribbon, and kindergartener Kameron Dougay with a Blue Ribbon. Artists in Rebekah Billing's class who competed were fourth grade students April Eymer and Javier Martinez with Red Ribbons, third grade students Lizet Ramirez and Ashley Chalico with Red Ribbons, second grade student Morgan Christopher with a Blue Ribbon, first grade student Michaela Groce with a Red Ribbon, and kindergartner Tracy Chalico with a Blue Ribbon.
Birnham Woods Elementary School
The PTO will meet Thursday, January 26 at 6 p.m.
Third and fourth grade families are invited to Academic Night, January 26 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Students who have learned the meaning of the word of the month "Honesty," will be honored with a Bulldog Best POP (popcorn on the patio) Party January 27.
Broadway Elementary School
Mr. Kyle Sherburne, corporate sponsor from State Farm Insurance, recently provided NEAT shirts. NEAT is an acronym for Never Ever Absent or Tardy. All students who were at school every day and did not have any tardies received a shirt from Mr. Sherburne and the NeyBear.
Second Level is going on a field trip to see the musical "Annie."
Students receiving the Walk of Fame Award will be announced on Thursday and the ABBITT Club awards winners for the second nine weeks will celebrate Friday morning.
Buckalew Elementary School
First graders will enjoy reading during Reading Restaurant the week of January 24-28.
Class photos will be taken on Friday, January 27.
First graders will celebrate the hundredth day of school with parade during the morning of January 31.
Bush Elementary School
The annual Science and Technology Night will be held Tuesday, January 31 beginning at 5:45 p.m. Special guests will include The Woodlands High School Science National Honor Society.
Collins Intermediate School
Students are reading for a better life by participating in a STAR Reader Program. Ten students have documented 200 hours of reading. They are: Hayden Rook, Nick Burns, Andrew Yu, Laura Pellacani, Anna Swafford, Sabrina Camacho, Colin Holy, Kyle Jungbluth, Jethro Gordon, and Alayis Seneca.
Conroe High School
The UIL Academic team recently competed at the UIL Willis High School Wildkat Invitational Academic Meet. The team placed second overall out of a group of 17 schools. Results are as follows: in Calculator Applications the team came in second and Wesley DeLoach placed second and Logan Siple placed fourth. In Feature Writing (Journalism), Natalie Hayes placed third. In Spelling, Sylvie Mayer played seventh, in Science, the team placed first and Kameron Billingsley took the top Physics spot and first place overall in the Science category. Wesley DeLoach placed third and Logan Siple placed sixth in Science as well. In Number Sense the team took second place with Wesley DeLoach coming in second and William Chen coming in third. In Computer Science, the students swept the category coming in first place as a team with Wesley DeLoach, William Chen, Logan Siple and Tien Nguyen coming in first, second, third and fourth individually. In Math, the team came in first with Wesley DeLoach coming in first and William Chen coming in fifth. Lastly in Editorial Writing (Journalism), Frankie Shaver came in fifth.
The following outstanding young men have been selected to the Academic ALL-State Football Team. Congratulations to Will Paulhill (Second Team), Mattieu Gray (Honorable Mention), Chad Campagna (Honorable Mention) and Caulen Peake (Second Team). Academic All State Players are nominated in all sports at the end of the season. They are selected by a committee based on grades, GPA, and class rank.
An Elective Fair begins at 5:30 p.m. on January 30. Information regarding the STAAR test and EOC Exams will be presented to this year's eighth and ninth grade students. This presentation will be hosted by Jeff Stichler, Associate Principal of Curriculum and Instruction. Beginning at 6 p.m., students will be able to visit different booths to learn about various classes and gain information regarding dual credit and Advanced Placement Credit.
Information on STAAR testing and EOCs can be found at http://chs.conroeisd.net/STAAR.
Cox Intermediate School
The following students have earned special recognition from their teachers: Heath Byrd, Preston Bomchill, Raven Angeletti, Andres Miner, Blake Wulfson, Attalie Varela, Samuel Rivera, Elise Hogelin, Angelica Tchernin, Alyssa Dearbonne, Mikayla Marriott, Lidia Palacios, Madison McWilliams, Chris Reel, Trey Tester, Katelyn Lacross, Christopher Landsem, Leah Lagow, Jesika Ochoa, Alexis Jones, Robyn Do, Bentley McNeil, Ashley Miller, Ali Castro, Ray Hudson, Matthew Tanksley, Charity Sommers, Kaedance Wilcox, Bailey George and Brad Groeneman.
The band directors would like to congratulate Honor Band Members: Christine Allely, Amanda Cly, Brayden Showers, Angie Rosa, Amanda Miller, and Whitney Ward, flute; Bailey Singkhek. Bassoon: Leticia Garcia, Dominick Ralph, and Jillian Branch, Oboe; Tiffany Schoenle, Lexi Hundl, Blayke VanHouten, and Jordan Haydel, First Clarinet; Arianna Herrera, Nataly Franco, Trevor Vela, Baylee VanHouten, and Samantha Arreola, Second Clarinet; Madeleine Bruno, Reagan Hayden, Cody Taylor, and Brad Groenemann, Saxophone; Preston Bomchill, Logan Flores, Turner Metzler, Katie Looff, and Danny Suarez, Percussion; Ian Sloat, Amber Maggard, Austin Brown, Robbie Lawson, and Alex Lime, First Trumpet; Henry Beaubouef, Rashaun Horsford, Kagan Hernandez, Tyler Ford, and Will Marino, Second Trumpet; Hannah Butler, Amber Philips, Adonis Navarro, and Mikaiya Peters, French Horn; Alec McCann, Ethan Bennett, Sean Taylor, Kristen Mercer, Tyrone Keelen, and Juvae Williams, Trombone; Deanna Jones, Jacaleb Eakins, Harry Eaves, and Reinard Britz. Baritone: Arturo Latigo, and Madyson Safron, Second Trombone; and Brendan Bennett, James Williams, and Sam McKinney, Tuba.
Creighton Elementary School
Parents of third and fourth graders are invited to attend a STARR Information Meeting at Ben Milam Elementary on January 26 at 6 p.m. Beginning this spring; the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) will replace the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). The STAAR program at grades 3–8 will assess the same subjects and grades that are currently assessed on TAKS.
Ford Elementary School
First and second grades will have a presentation on fairness during the Helping Everyone Achieve Respect and Tolerance assemblies on January 26.
Chick-Fil-A Night is January 26 at the location on Sawdust Road.
Third and fourth grades will have Saturday tutorials on Saturday, January 28 from 9 to noon.
The PTO will host a skate night at Skate Town on January 31 from 6-8:30 pm.
Galatas Elementary School
Congratulations to the following students who had pieces of art entered in the District Western Art Show: Jimmy Chui, Kaitlyn Trushenski, Catherine Berger, Ella Arendes, Maddie Jackson, Jimena Muriel-Sodi, and Sophia Flesch. Their art work will be on display in the front office.
Glen Loch Elementary School
Third and fourth grade students will be voting for their favorite book in the annual Bluebonnet Award Book program on Wednesday, January 25 in the library. All votes will be sent on to the state level to participate in the official results for the winning book.
Grangerland Intermediate School
Fifth graders Elizabeth Chavez, Nicolas Gonzalez, Silvia Arroyo, and Zachery Greenhouse each received a Golden Referral for displaying outstanding character.
Houston Elementary School
Fourth-grade students serving in the safety patrol are Maycee McDonald, Abigail Lopez, Rachell Guerrero, Keilly Menjivar, Cristian Ruiz, Jayla Jackson, Alexandra Champion, Andrea Benitez, Alison De La Cruz, Jacob Loredo, Gabriela Pozos, and Saul Pinales.
Science Trivia Question winners for the week were Leslie Ramirez and Zoie Hirsch, second-grade students. Linda Cruz and Christopher Yzaguirre, both from the fourth-grade, were the previous week’s winners.
Knox Junior High School
The following students were named to the All Region Choir: Caroline Booth, Chad Butler Ervin, Meleah Caron, Remy Casanova, Nick Champagne-Aves, Autumn Clouthier, Donovan de Hoog, Nick Entwistle, Connor Gatesman, Naomi Hardwick, Mary Hurstell, Hadley Jeffers, Reiley Jones, Kalani Lau, Cristian Miron, Alec Patton, Antonella Parolini, Hayden Rudolph, Ivy Taylor, Lily Taylor and Noah Schweser.
Eighth grade students will have a course selection presentation on January 25.
McCullough Junior High School
Congratulations to the following students for being selected to participate in the All-Region Choir Clinic and Concert on January 28: Soprano I - Lindsey Donovan, Marissa Newman, Melanie Metheidas, Hannah Vallery, Alyssa Fuentes, and Rachael Varner; Soprano II - Kirsten Bohnet, Emily Sandoval, Alexa Helzer, Shari Austin, Jessie Van Der Stok, Jheri Richardson, Morgan Pyle, Emily Hammer, and Heidi Higginson; Alto - Kira Johnson, Miranda Adcock, Margo Cummins, Paige Dejarnett, Maddie Gustitis, Tara Brown, Kelsi Tran, Lori Fowler, and Taylor Pittman; Tenor I - Brendon Egolf and Christian Jaramillo; and Tenor II - C.J. Busic, Chad Mourino, B.J. Moore Bass , and William Burke.
Eighth grader, Madeline McCoy, won Best in Show at the Conroe Independent School District annual Western Art Show. Her work was selected by Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo judges to be on display in Houston February 28 to March 18.
The PTA will be meeting in the Bock Auditorium on January 26 at 9:30 am.
On January 24th and 25th, informational meetings will take place for parents of incoming seventh grade students of 2012-2013.
The eighth grade A team girls basketball team won the Humble ISD tournament.
Moorhead Junior High School
Yearbooks may be pre-ordered until April 15 for $40 or purchased at the front office or online at http://www.balfour.com/yearbooks.php
Jacob Brandon and Cynthia Lozano auditioned and won a spot on the Region Choir. They will perform on Saturday, January 28 with the Region Choir at Spring Baptist Church.
The following students have been recognized for their academic or social achievements: Brady Risner, Seventh Grade Science; Hannah McNease, Marisol Ayala, Alan Gazca and Tyler Chance, Seventh Grade Math; Hannah McNease, Seventh Grade Language Arts; Drewsella Barrera, Eighth Grade Math; Kevin Bright, Dalia Ochoa and Esmeralda Gallegos, Eighth Grade History; Luis Tavira, Eighth Grade Language Arts; Esmeralda Gallegos, Spanish; Courtney Marshall, Office Aide. Choir singers of the week are Jacob Brandon and Cynthia Lozano, Choir; Gabby Ramirez, Dazzler of the Week; Joe White, Jordan Woolley, Larry Lytten, Blaine McMullen, and Bradley Martin, Seventh Grade Basketball; Brandon Skero, Jake Miertschin, Andres Mendez, Shane Shields, Charles Brown, Craig Keuchel, Anthony Garcia, and Brandon Coon, and Kiera Cosby, Christie Barbre, Kyela Cosby, Amari Moten, and Gracelyn Jones, Eighth Grade Girls’ Basketball.
The boys basketball teams faced White Oak Middle school at Moorhead JHS and walked away with 3 wins and 1 loss. The seventh grade B team lost, but continues to show improvement and plays sound defense. The seventh grade A, eighth grade B, and eighth grade A teams won their games.
The Basketball Seventh Grade A team won against White Oak 33-30. Joe White led all scoring with 16 points, Jordan Woolley had 7, and Larry Lytten had 12 rebounds for the night.
Both of the eighth grade girls teams won their games against White Oak. The 8B team won with a score of 22-13. Kiera Cosby had 18 points in the game and Christie Barbre had 4. The 8A team won 33-13. Kyela Cosby had 11 points, Amari Moten had 8 points and Gracelyn Jones had 4 points. The A team girls are currently tied for first place with Mance Park Junior High.
Rice Elementary School
Students and staff would like to congratulate Mrs. Paula Schilhab and Ms. Amy Collins, recipients of the CISD Ambassador Award, for their oustanding dedication and committment to our students. Staff would also like to congratulate Cody Anderson who was awarded for being an oustanding student.
San Jacinto Elementary School
Congratulations to the following Golden Referral recipients for demonstrating awesome behavior: Matthew Dobbs, Justin Gates, Ashley Gonzales, April Hole, Emma Leblanc, Citlalli Lugo, Kirsten Mahar, Sonya Prine, Brayden Rivera, Grant Shaw, Morgan Wilson, Victor Espino, Joseph Floyd, and Esau Merlin.
Congratulations to the following teachers for receiving a Golden Referral as Teachers Achieving Excellence: Ann Elms, Traci Landis, Jennifer Chaney and Kim Olsen.
A STAAR Parent Information session provided by William Kelly, CISD Administrative Coordinator for Assessment and Evaluation will be held at Milam Elementary on January 26, from 6-7 p.m.
Science/Math Night provides the opportunity for families to enjoy fun learning activities which can be shared. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, January 31, from 5:30-7 p.m.
Tough K-6 School
Club photos and spotlight on Courage will be on Friday January 27.
Washington Junior High School
Congratulations to the following choir members for making Region IX Choir: Jody Bennett, Gavin Dunaway, and Christian Araniva. The Region Choir concert will be January 28, 4 p.m. at Spring Baptist Church.
The Woodlands High School
Six students from The Woodlands High School will have their art compete with area students during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo because they were the winners from the District Western Art Show. Students who will have their art on display at the Hayloft Gallery are High School Best of Show, Alyssa Drew; Gold Medal winner, Ignacio Garcia; and Special Merit Winners, Nikita Patel, Max Mitrani, Bonnie Leung, and Kenny Hwang. On March 13, these students will be honored at an awards ceremony in the Grand Champion's Arena in Reliant Center where scholarship winners will be announced.
Wilkerson Intermediate School
Congratulations to these Western Art Show winners: Owen Weir and Fabiana Arrenita , Blue Ribbon Winners; Mallary Jordan, Kyle Mann, Devon Robinson, Sidney Kirkpatrick, Damien Massey , Jacob Ross, Vilde Onieno, Julie Cavanaugh, Josiah Rye, Lorelei Acuna, and Ubaldo Meneses , Red Ribbon Winners; and Ken Bundy, Olivia Nail Banuelos , and Catherine Cochran, White Ribbon Winners.
The Art Club will meet after school on February 8.
Almost 200 Wildcats will be attending the N.E.A.T. pep rally at College Park High School on January 27. These students were "never ever absent or tardy."
Science Club will be traveling to Space Center Houston on Saturday, January 28.
A Science and Math night is scheduled Monday, January 30 from 6-7:30 p.m. Families are invited to attend and help their children with hands-on activities and games that incorporate science and math skills. There will also be estimation jars and prizes!
Wilkinson Elementary School
The PRIDE Lunch is Wednesday, January 25.
Bluebonnet voting for third and fourth graders that read at least five bluebonnet books is Friday, January 27 in the library.
February Birthday Book Club is Thursday, February 2 at 8:20 a.m. in the library.
Celebrating Reading Milestones this week: Brett Mendoza, Candace Kidd, Dea Kidd, Julian Ashcraft, Mya Fields, Padan Camillo, Robin Neil, Vincente Suarez, Aiden King, Baylee Cole, Conner Cross, Dalton Gobert, Grace Lewis, James Custer, Keaton Kowalik, Khiana McCook, Matthew Seaman, Oliver Semrad, Raev Taylor, Zane Skiles, Aaliya Manangan, Alex Hinojosa, Anthony Martinez, Brendan LaBarge, Bryan barber, Carson Keyes, Christian McDowell, Colin Newman, Connor McTaggert, Daegan Killion, Devyn Lambert, Emmanuel Garcia, Eric Alewine, Faith Shehane, Gloria Cardona, Haleigh Mims, Haylee Lara, Hunter Farris, Jake Lawson, Jessalyn Alvarenga, J. T. McArthur, Justina Campbell, Katie Lynch, Kirsten Wood, Kyle Williams, Lea Lawhorn, Lillian Long, Lorena Hinojosa, Luke Thomas, Macey Cheatheam, Makenzie Morgan, Michael Blackburne, Mackenzie Guard, Packard Crawford, Sarah Dendy, Sean Corbit, Taylor Guard, Aaliya Manangan, Abigail Hinojosa, Alec Ohnheiser, Alex Holmstead, Alexis Pemberton, Amna Quazi, Beau Schlafer, Carson Clardy, Cole Loving, Colin Prihoda, Jessalyn Akkerman, Jonathan Meza, Korbyn Branscomb, Lucy Steed, Mackayla Veillette, Makena Koch, Mark McKenzie, Meghan Johnston, Shelby Sims, Taylor Leeder, Taylor Petty, Zachary Ashcraft, Ashlyn Real, Charlie Rosenquist, Derek Berg, Raquel Christiansen, Marigny Dwyer, Zoe Hathcoat, Clarissa Ashby, Grace Beckmeyer, and Madie Lake.
Celebrating Math Milestones is Lidia Perez.
York Junior High School
The York Choir had 25 students make the All-Region Choir. Two students placed first overall in their section, Alexis Schlottman, Soprano and Stacy Larsen, Alto.