On 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.
Two schools in The Woodlands made the list, The John Cooper School and The Woodlands College Park High School.
The highest rated Houston-area school was The Woodlands College Park High School. Aceable’s blog justified its pick by saying, “College Park High is easily identifiable by the striking teal-domed tower at the entrance of the school. Remnants of classical architecture, like arched windows and columns, give this Houston-area high school a collegiate feel.” click here for complete story and list
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
On Saturday, March 7, 2015, Conroe ISD students were honored at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) for their outstanding artwork.
The HLSR School Arts Program culls the best student artwork from over 100 school districts and over 50 private schools. Conroe ISD had at least one student representing the District in every category. Click here for a complete story & list of winners:
The Leadership Montgomery County (LMC) Class of 2015 recently got a look into various aspects of education in the county at their Education Session on November 6. The session was sponsored by McKesson, the Greater Magnolia Chamber of Commerce and Vic’s Precision Automotive.
Session Director, Dr. Lisa Meeks, planned a full day for the class, complete with insightful panels of educators from throughout the county as well as tours of The Woodlands College Park High School, Sam Houston State University – The Woodlands Center and The Woodlands Emergency Training Center.
“The world-class education offered in the area plays a key role in why many people choose to live in Montgomery County, but to hear the ins and outs from our educational leaders in the area is a real treat,” said Meeks.
The day began at The Woodlands College Park High School with an informative superintendents panel featuring superintendents from all six school districts in Montgomery County, including Dr. Don Stockton, Conroe ISD; Dr. Todd Stephens, Magnolia ISD; Dr. Beau Rees, Montgomery ISD; Dr. Genese Bell, Splendora ISD; Kenn Franklin, New Caney ISD and Tim Harkrider, Willis ISD. click here for complete story
The Woodlands College Park High School Assistant Swim Coach David James wants people who are considering suicide to know there are people who care.
“There are people out there that love you, and whose lives would be torn apart without you,” said James, a resident of Jacob’s Reserve. “Talk to a friend, a teacher, a counselor, an assistant principal. Get help. Don’t give in to those thoughts.”
James lost his only son, 13-year-old Peyton, to suicide Oct. 13.
“By the time his mother found him, he wasn’t breathing and had no heartbeat,” James said. “She called 911 and began CPR. As emergency responders arrived, they continued the CPR; and after 25 minutes were able to restore his heartbeat.”
But, unfortunately, he was not breathing on his own and was taken to a nearby hospital in Round Rock, near his home, where they inserted a breathing tube. click here for complete story
One week before the big game between both Woodlands high schools, students from both campuses participated in the third annual Two Teams One Goal Food Drive, a fun and friendly competition to determine which school could collect the most non-perishable food items for Interfaith of The Woodlands Food Pantry. “The students from both schools are truly dedicated to helping the less fortunate in our community and they put 100% behind this effort each year. The students were excited, and all of us are thrilled with the amount of food collected for Interfaith. It is wonderful to see the students work together to give back to our community,” said Dr. Ann Snyder, President and CEO of Interfaith of The Woodlands. Interfaith provided large collection bins which were placed in the lobbies of the schools and each day, the food was collected and weighed for a daily poundage count. The total poundage collected between the two schools was announced during the pre-game ceremony on Friday, October 10. click here for complete story
The Woodlands Area Student Center is the center of student affairs and activities. The Center offers information on a variety of academic & athletic events occurring in the Woodlands area.