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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.

Conroe ISD approves new headmaster of Academy for Science and Health Professions

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At their meeting Tuesday night, the Conroe ISD Board of Trustees approved Dr. Terri Benson as the new Headmaster of the Academy for Science and Health Professions.

In addressing the Board, Dr. Benson stated, “Thank you so much for the incredible opportunity to lead the Academy for Science and Health Professions, and for placing faith in me to continue the academic excellence at Conroe High School in the capacity of Headmaster. Dr. Papadimitriou has created a unique and special organization, and I am truly honored and humbled to follow him and commit to furthering the positive culture and collegiate preparation of the students.”

Dr. Benson currently serves as the associate principal of curriculum and instruction at Conroe High School. She has also served as an assistant principal and teacher at Conroe High School. She is filling the position formerly held by Dr. Michael Papadimitriou who will be opening the new Academy for Careers in Engineering and Science in 2018 that will be housed at Oak Ridge High School.

Family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Benson joined her at the meeting to show their support.

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.

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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

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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