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November 2017


Trustee Scott Kidd (far right) presents The Woodlands High School with a plaque in recognition of their 2017 Lone Star Cup win.

Trustee Scott Kidd (far right) presents The Woodlands High School with a plaque in recognition of their 2017 Lone Star Cup win.

THE WOODLANDS HIGH SCHOOL RECOGNIZED FOR EARNING 6TH LONE STAR CUP

The CISD Board of Trustees recognized The Woodlands High School for winning the 2017 UIL 6A Lone Star Cup at the Sept. 19 meeting. This is the sixth time that The Woodlands High School has won the trophy, which ties them for third in all time wins.

The UIL Lone Star Cup recognizes six high schools (one in each of the six UIL conferences) based on their overall team achievement in a variety of sanctioned academic, athletic and music championships. All UIL member high schools in good standing are included for contention for the UIL Lone Star Cup.

Contributing to The Woodlands’ win are state championships in boys’ cross country, girls’ swimming and diving, and boys’ track and field along with being state runner-up in football, earning third place at state in girls’ cross country and boys swimming and diving, and being regional finalists in volleyball, softball and girls’ soccer.

As the winner, the school will receive the Lone Star Cup trophy and a $1,000 scholarship.

The Woodlands High School principal Gregg Colschen introduced faculty members who helped the school achieve this honor. Coach Mark Schmid also shared highlights of the school’s successful year.

After presenting the school with a plaque commemorating their achievement, Trustee Scott Kidd remarked, “On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I think I speak for everybody in just saying how incredibly proud we are of this accomplishment.”

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THE WOODLANDS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY HONORS FIRST RESPONDERS

The Woodlands Christian Academy Warriors honored first responders during a Texas Strong pep rally. Over 600 students PreK-12th grade, faculty, staff, administration and parents attended the pep rally on Sept. 22. In addition to recognizing first responders, the pep rally included the varsity and middle school cheerleaders, the Warrior football, volleyball and cross country teams, stick horse races, a mechanical bull and the Cotton Eye Joe. The pep rally concluded with the Warrior student body circling the first responders and offering a prayer of thanks for their service and bravery during Hurricane Harvey.

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Superintendent Stockton read to Susan Johnson’s second grade class at Rice Elementary to kick off the Read for a Better Life initiative.

Superintendent Stockton read to Susan Johnson’s second grade class at Rice Elementary to kick off the Read for a Better Life initiative.

CISD KICKS OFF 11TH ANNUAL DISTRICT-WIDE READ FOR A BETTER LIFE INITIATIVE

Dr. Don Stockton, superintendent of the Conroe Independent School District, began the 11th year of the District-wide initiative, Read for a Better Life, by reading to students from Susan Johnson’s second grade class from Rice Elementary at the Sept. 19 Board of Trustees meeting.

“This is an exciting night for us because it kicks off our Read for a Better Life initiative,” stated Stockton. “This is our 11th year that we’ve had the initiative in the District, and, very simply, we believe reading makes a difference in a child’s life.”

During the Board meeting, Dr. Curtis Null, deputy superintendent of schools, read a Read for a Better Life resolution, which proclaimed that Conroe ISD will supportRead for a Better Life and authorizes the District to enlist the support of the parents and community of Conroe ISD to read aloud to every student 30 minutes of every day. The Board agreed unanimously to the resolution.

Read for a Better Life is a simple mission that requires few resources and results in many benefits to students. The District is committed to this initiative and looks forward to the continued involvement of all members of the Conroe ISD community in reading aloud to students. Campuses across CISD celebrated the kick-off by inviting parents and community members to participate in a variety of reading activities.

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Students participated in a variety of events at the Symposium, including building a lamp.

Students participated in a variety of events at the Symposium, including building a lamp.

EIGHTY CISD STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN ENERGIZE STEM SYMPOSIUM

Eighty young women, all juniors and seniors from Conroe ISD’s six high schools, participated in a day-long Energize STEM Symposium at Caney Creek High School on Friday, Sept. 15.

The ExxonMobil Women’s Interest Network and Society of Women Engineers-Houston hosted the event for the students who were selected based on their interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and their participation in Engineering & Design, Architecture Design, AP Physics, and or AP Computer Science/Robotics activities.

During the day, the students listened to two dynamic speakers and participated in a variety of hands-on activities including using a 3-D printer, building a lamp, and working with virtual reality goggles. The students also had the opportunity to meet in small groups with female engineers to learn more about their background and careers.

The ExxonMobil Women’s Interest Network and Society of Women Engineers-Houston are both dedicated to advancing women in STEM careers through mentoring, scholarships, and education outreach programs. Visit corporate.exxonmobil.com and swehouston.org for more information.

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(L-R): Faculty sponsors Deb Parks and Jodie Gill, with club president Keelie Sinnott and 12th Grade representative Amanda Howard at one of the two collection points established on campus.

(L-R): Faculty sponsors Deb Parks and Jodie Gill, with club president Keelie Sinnott and 12th Grade representative Amanda Howard at one of the two collection points established on campus.

COOPER INTERACT CLUB SPONSORS HARVEY DRIVE

The John Cooper School Interact Club, one of the largest clubs on campus that is dedicated to “service above self,” sponsored a school-wide drive for Harvey relief in mid-September. After collecting donations for a little over two weeks, numerous SUV-loads of items were transported to Interfaith of The Woodlands.

“We asked students from every school division, plus parents and faculty and staff to help us collect the items that Interfaith told us were most needed at the time,” said senior Keelie Sinnott, who is Cooper’s Interact Club President. “Everyone wants to help and the drive provided an outlet to do so,” said faculty sponsor Deb Parks. “It was tremendous to see such great support over just a short period of time.”

The John Cooper School is a Pre-K through Grade 12 independent, college preparatory school.


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