Tag: Conroe ISD

Robotics Facility Opened By Conroe ISD

roboticsfacilityOn June 10th Conroe ISD celebrated the opening of it’s state-of-the-art robotics facility located at The Woodlands College Park High School.  The new lab is home to FIRST Robotics team Texas Torque, which includes students from Conroe ISD area high schools.

Sonic, their 2013 world champion robot that cut the ribbon at the 2013 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, cut the ribbon to officially open the lab. For the past several years the team has been operating out of a chemistry lab classroom at the school. The new 12,000+ square foot, multi-million dollar facility will allow the school district to reach out to students of all ages through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs.

If you would like to learn more about the new lab, programs for students of all ages, or Texas Torque, please visit us at www.texastorque.org, Texas Torque on Facebook, or @TexasTorque on twitter. The team is always looking for new opportunities, members, sponsors and mentors.

Conroe ISD senior accomplishes four-year goal at Western Art Show


Out of more than 650 art pieces and 60 Conroe ISD campuses, one College Park High School teacher will cheer on four of her students chosen by the judges at the Western Art Show Saturday.

It took one of her students, senior Claire Zhang, four years to earn the gold medal; and she did it by trying something new: her first oil paint rodeo submission. The 18-by-24-inch piece took Zhang 20-30 hours to finish and features a colorful bronco rider with expressive brush marks. Read more…

‘3 stooges’ crew accused of causing $500K in damages to Conroe, other schools

aaawqqThe “3 stooges” crew is accused of causing more than a half-million dollars in damages to Conroe ISD and other schools in and outside Montgomery County.

A Montgomery County grand jury indicted Chad Eaton, 21, Paul Clark, 20, and Ronnie Morris, 21, all of Conroe, on first-degree felony aggregate criminal mischief charges for an alleged month-and-a-half-long spree of burglaries and acts of vandalism that stretched from Harris County up to Walker County. On multiple occasions, the “3 stooges” and “3 Stooges hits again” was spray-painted on the wall when individuals broke into schools, Conroe ISD police said in court documents. Read more…

Conroe ISD students win big at Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

Conroe ISD students were honored at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) Award Ceremony for their outstanding artwork on Saturday, March 5 at the NRG Center.

Students pose with their awards from the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

Each year the HLSR School Art program gives more than $1 million to students in the form of scholarships, workshop opportunities, and awards. The program culls 718 of the best student artwork from over 100 school districts and 60 private schools for display at the Hayloft Gallery for the duration of the rodeo. click here for complete story

Conroe ISD nurse saves man’s life

Nurse Rachelle L. Thinnes poses for a portrait with Dr. Don Stockton, CISD Superintendent, and Principal Tamika Taylor

On Feb. 24, a guest at Travis Intermediate School went into cardiac arrest prompting the quick action of the school’s staff. Now, the American Heart Association and Conroe ISD are honoring the school nurse who saved his life.

The AHA and CISD surprised Rachelle L. Thinnes with the AHA’s Heart Saver Hero Award on Monday in the Travis Intermediate School’s library. But when the moment came, Thinnes said it was like being a “deer in headlights” and said she feels she does not deserve the recognition. click here for complete story

The Conroe Independent School District Western Art Show

WesternArtShow (1)The Conroe Independent School District Western Art Show competition was held on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Oak Ridge High School 9th Grade Campus.  The event, sponsored by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) Association, featured approximately 650 student art pieces portraying a western theme. Conroe ISD students in grades K-12 across all 60 campuses were showcased in the display prepared by District art teachers for judging by a team from the HLSR Association.

Twelve students had their artwork selected for exhibition in the Hayloft Gallery at the NRG Center for the duration of the rodeo. These students are now eligible for a variety of scholarships and program opportunities as a result of their efforts.

CISD reveals design plans for new Oak Ridge elementary school

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The Conroe Independent School District has unveiled preliminary design plans for a proposed elementary school in the Oak Ridge feeder zone. The elementary school is expected to cost just under $26 million, according to the district.

The Conroe Independent School District has unveiled preliminary design plans for a proposed elementary school in the Oak Ridge feeder zone.The project is one of four new schools slated for construction in the Oak Ridge feeder zone after a $487 million bond referendum received voter approval during the Nov. 3 election. The district plans to break ground on the elementary school off Riley Fuzzel Road and the Grand Parkway extension in the Imperial Falls subdivision by March. CISD expects to move into the building in time for the 2017-18 school year, according to a project timeline. The design was unveiled by architecture firm Texas-IBI Group during a recent meeting of the board of trustees. click here for complete story