Category: Knox Jr. HS

Experience the Sounds of the Season at Holly Jolly Jingle Nov. 30 at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

The Woodlands, Texas – There’s no place like The Pavilion for the holidays! Join us for the return of Holly Jolly Jingle Thursday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. This festive event includes a musical celebration of the season by local student performers and fun winter activities for all ages. Tickets are not required for this free event. Gates open at 6 p.m.

_DSC0990It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Holly Jolly Jingle as The Pavilion stage features performances of familiar holiday medleys by the student musicians of Conroe High School, The Woodlands High School, Oak Ridge High School and The Woodlands College Park High School as well as the Sam Houston State University Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir. Sing along to classic seasonal tunes with a certain jolly elf rumored to make an early appearance at his favorite holiday celebration. There’s no chance of a silent night with this much music and fun.

Concertgoers will be walking in a winter wonderland of activities. Guests are invited to create holiday arts and crafts, visit with Santa Claus and enjoy pre-concert performances by Knox Jr. High, McCullough Jr. High and the Conroe High Jazz Band in the plazas. All aboard the Candy Cane Express in the Gold Lot beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Attendees are welcome to have a picnic in their seat but keep in mind that outside beverages cannot be brought into The Pavilion and picnics must also comply with The Pavilion’s bag size restriction and/or be in original packaging. Examples include pizza within a pizza box or chips in original sealed packaging. Please visit The Pavilion’s website for more information on these restrictions.

Preferred parking is available in the on-site Town Center Garage, located along Six Pines Drive. Parking is $10 per vehicle and tickets for on-site parking can be purchased in advance at all Ticketmaster locations and The Pavilion Box Office. Guests also may park in any of the five free parking lots on the southwest side of The Pavilion. The free, color-coded lots are connected to The Pavilion by corresponding pathways with signs leading across The Waterway.

If you would like more information about The Pavilion, please visit www.woodlandscenter.org or look for The Pavilion on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and Blogger. Or download The Pavilion’s iOS or Android app.

Volunteer jazz band performs Christmas bash on the lawn

About a hundred people came out to Bob Price’s front lawn in Conroe to hear the sound of Montgomery County students playing Christmas music Saturday night.

It was the last performance of the year for nonprofit The Jazz Connection, which is comprised of junior high and high school students from various schools in the area, including Conroe High School, Montgomery High School, Willis High School, The Woodlands College Park High School, The Woodlands High School, Peet Jr. High, and Knox Jr. High. click here for complete story

Destination Imagination Global Champions recognized by CISD Board of Trustees

The Conroe Independent School District Board of Trustees gave special recognition to Destination Imagination Global Champions at Tuesday’s Board meeting. The team, comprised of seven 2015 graduates of the Academy of Science and Technology (AST), was awarded first place at the DI Global Finals that took place May 20-23 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

DI is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering students’ curiosity, courage and creativity through open-ended STEM, fine arts and service learning challenges. The challenge selected by the team was called Feary Tales with the requirements to have a fairy tale type story with a character with a phobia, an optical illusion, and two types of art. Their pride and joy was the chameleon costume programmed with lights that changed as the animal’s moods changed which they said took over 100 hours of work to accomplish. click here for complete story

Planning committee recommends $510M bond for CISD

conroe-school-district-logoThe Conroe ISD Board of Trustees got its first look at a recommended $510 million bond proposal that could go to a vote in November.

Scott Moore, a member of the bond committee and associate pastor of First United Methodist Church, said their proposal includes a new high school, a new intermediate school and two new elementary schools in the Oak Ridge feeder zone, as well as a new junior high in the Conroe High School feeder zone.

“There has been one driving question underlining all of our conversations over the past three months. That is, ‘What is best for the students of this school district and what will provide them with the richest learning environment possible?’” Moore said. “Everything we’ve done was with those students in mind.”

Their proposal also includes campus renovations at Austin Elementary and Conroe High School, and a 20-science-classroom addition to Knox Junior High in The Woodlands, as well as money for the district to buy more land later on. click here for complete story

CISD summer camp helps build culture of leadership

High achieving students from around The Woodlands, Oak Ridge and Conroe are being groomed to be future leaders.

The Conroe Independent School District hosted its ninth annual Leadership Academy summer camp, which aims to foster confidence, independence and character in children.

For 13-year-old Brooke Hertzenberg, who attends the Gerald D. Irons Sr. Junior High School in The Woodlands, the Leadership Academy was an opportunity to learn how to help others. click here for complete story

Program enhances CISD student leadership skills

Anyone walking into the smaller gym at Conroe High School on Tuesday would have been met with what could best be described as sheer chaos.

Some students were rolling on the floor, others screaming, and some hurriedly trying to get their peers to be quiet.

 

They weren’t rabid children. It was an elaborate game of 52 pickup with a twist. The seventh-grade students from all CISD junior high campuses had to pick up a random card from the ground, perform whatever goofy task they were assigned and hand the card to their leadership instructor. click here for complete story