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College Park Reading for a Better Life Photo Gallery

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The Conroe Independent School District is promoting a culture of reading by calling to action all adults within the Conroe ISD community to devote at least 30 minutes a day to reading aloud to children. (photo gallery)

Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn speaks at John Cooper School’s Signatures Author Series

Whether it was the plot-twisting novel or the edge-of-your-seat film, “Gone Girl” got America talking.

Gillian Flynn, author of “Gone Girl,” gives the keynote address during the John Cooper School’s Signatures Author Series event on Friday at the The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center.
Gillian Flynn, author of “Gone Girl,” gives the keynote address during the John Cooper School’s Signatures Author Series event on Friday at the The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center.

Award-winning novelist Gillian Flynn, author of the New York Times Bestseller “Gone Girl” and suspense thrillers “Dark Places” and “Sharp Objects,” was the featured keynote speaker at the John Cooper School’s annual Signatures Author Series event.

“Always keep writing,” Flynn advised. “Every first draft is awful—it’s supposed to be.”

According to John Cooper School Director of Marketing and Communications Deb Spiess, in order to make an event like this happen with such a well known author, “The stars have to align.” click here for complete story

Graduate Spotlight: Anni Blair of The Woodlands College Park High School

College Park Principal Dr. Mark Murrell & recent graduate, Anni Blair
College Park Principal Dr. Mark Murrell & recent graduate, Anni Blair

Anni Blair moved to the United States from China in 2011. At the time, she had been diagnosed with Sarcoma and had been encouraged to come to Texas for treatment at M.D. Anderson. In all, Anni had 11 cycles of chemotherapy and 31 radiation treatments.

Anni reports that she struggled both socially and with the language her first two years at College Park. She has transitioned well, however. This year, she took English 4 Honors and made an A in the course. Anni is also a College Park Honor graduate. click here for complete story

Beat the heat with summer classes at LSC-Montgomery

Montgmery_logo_ReSize_MedGet a head start on your college goals this summer at Lone Star College-Montgomery. With two summer sessions—the first beginning Monday, June 1, and the second beginning Monday, July 9, LSC-Montgomery has many classes available for those wanting to beat the heat and complete a collegecourse in just six weeks.

Plus, LSC-Montgomery now offers special, late start classes – in English and Speech- that begin Monday, June 8, and last only five weeks, making it easier for high school juniors or seniors to start a course after their regular school year is complete. Both in-person and online courses are available.

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The Woodlands High School takes top prize at district academic meet

5533150a94bae.imageThe Woodlands High School will have 31 students move on to the regional meet after winning the 6A District 16 competition at their own campus.

TWHS amassed 577 total points, putting them well ahead of second-place Kingwood High School at 322.

“I was surprised that we outscored the second place team by over 200 points,” science co-coach Matthew Davies said.

The Woodlands High School dominated the competition taking team gold medals in many events, including calculator applications, current issues, journalism, literary criticism, mathematics, number sense, science and social studies. click here for complete story

2015 Spring Boot Camp at The Woodlands High School

tnThe Conroe ISD College Readiness Department will be hosting our Spring College Preparation Boot Camp on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at The Woodlands High School from 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.Registration will be from 8:00-8:30 a.m. 

The College Prep Boot Camp is an overview of various college entrance exams such as the SAT, PSAT, ACT and TSI. Your student will be able to attend four different sessions that will assist the student in preparing for the college entrance exams.  There will be door prizes and free breakfast snacks available for the students.

The cost of the Spring Boot Camp is $30.00. Some students may qualify for College Readiness waivers to attend the Boot Camp. Please contact your student’s counselor, for more details regarding the CR waivers. Continue reading “2015 Spring Boot Camp at The Woodlands High School”