Wednesday, September 17, 2014

College Fair

Make plans to attend our annual CISD College Night on 9/30 from 6:30-8:30 at the Lone Star Convention Center.  We will have sessions on Financial Aid, College Applications, and sessions in Spanish.  There will be over 150 colleges in attendance!

This is an exciting opportunity to learn about a variety of colleges and post-secondary programs.  In order to make the most of your time, we highly suggest that you register for a barcode,   When you register, just be sure to click on the event that looks like this:
Then, you input your information and get a barcode.  Show the barcode to the college reps and that way you don't have to fill out interest forms to get information, they just scan you!

While this is aimed at Juniors and Seniors, any high school student is welcome to attend.  The counselors look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Fall College Prep Boot Camp

CISD is hosting a Fall College Prep Boot Camp on 9/20 at Conroe HS.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the ACT & SAT (college entrance exams), PSAT (all 10th & 11th grade students take this and it is practice for the SAT, it also is the test that determines National Merit Scholars), and the TSI (this is a college readiness test that students going into dual credit must take and students attending Lone Star must take).

There will also be sessions for parents about the tests and how to find the right fit for a college!

Fall College Prep Boot Camp Flyer


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

What's up with all that graduation stuff?

Today's topic is what's on every senior's mind, GRADUATION!

Did you know?

Those “funny hats” that grads wear are called mortarboards because they resemble a tool used by bricklayers to hold mortar.

The cap and gown combination can be traced back to the academic and clerical dress commonly worn at the medieval universities of Europe. The early universities didn’t have buildings, so students would usually meet at churches. Since the churches were unheated, historians believe the students wore the long gowns and caps for warmth.

The tassel that hangs from the mortarboard rests on one side until the graduate has received his/her diploma. After the graduating class is announced, the students then switch the tassel to the other side and then many students toss their caps into the air.

The hat-tossing got started in Annapolis, Maryland in 1912. That year, students at the U.S. Naval Academy became officers for the first time (instead of having to serve two more years as midshipmen) and flung their hats into the air spontaneously.

The song Pomp and Circumstance also known as “Land of Hope and Glory” was written in Sir Edward Elgar in 1901. The title of “Pomp and Circumstance” comes from a line in Shakespeare’s Othello, “Pride, pomp and circumstance of glorious war!” In 1902, lyrics were written by poet and essayist Arthur Christopher Benson to celebrate the crowning of King Edward the VII.

All this information is courtesy of our chemistry teacher Stacey Stancik

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

CHS is going Viral!!!

Our First Conroe HS Lip Dub!!

We're going viral! We are doing our first CHS Lip Dub to the song "Best Day of My Life" by American Authors.

We have six (6) large groups involved, each group made up of several organizations, clubs and groups. Click here to see the list of groups. Each group is responsible for costumes, props and signs. We're also going to have a final scene that's open to anyone - we're spelling PRIDE out on the field - we'll need lots of students and faculty to make this happen. For this, you must wear jeans and a plain white t-shirt.

Filming is the week of April 28 - May 2! To be included, you must do the following:

Click here to complete the sign-up form. Take it to your APs office by Friday, April 28!

Click here to complete release to be in the video that will be posted to You Tube!

We must have a completed participation form and release on file in order for you to participate!

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Diane Dunkel
Instructional Technology
Conroe High School, CISD
936.709.5773

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Course Requests for Next Year

Students received their course requests for next year during Tiger Time yesterday.  The deadline to make changes is 4/11, students turn in the form found on the back of the requests to their counselor.  Any student with questions is encouraged to contact their counselor or consult our course selection webpage.


AP Prep Conference

Don't forget to sign up to attend the AP Prep Conference on 4/26!  Teachers will be there to help students prepare for various AP exams and students in attendance will get a free t-shirt.

Registration link

Thursday, March 6, 2014

AP Testing

AP testing is just around the corner!  Be sure you are prepared by attending our free test prep conference on April 26. Students that attend will also get a free t-shirt!

Next, be sure you know when your test is offered.  Check out the AP test calendar


And finally, be sure to pay your bill!  You can do so online via our webstore 

If you have any questions, contact Mr. Garcia- 936-709-5769 or regarcia@conroeisd.net.


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