9th Grade School Counselors
Counselor Center Phone #: (832) 592-8223
Newcomer Phone #: (832) 592-8251
NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION
(Incoming 9th graders)
College & Career Dreams
Motivation comes when a child chooses something to value. Our role is to help our students find their passion and talents through high school planning in order achieve their dream job! Click below to research career options.
Click "Dream Job" for more information
CISD Foundation High School Plan with Endorsement
The CISD Foundation Plan with Endorsement replaces the previous Recommended and Distinguished high school graduation plans. It is the plan under which students entering high school during the 2014-15 academic year will graduate. Students select a personal pathway of study, called an ENDORSEMENT.
Selecting an endorsement may seem like a daunting task for eigth and ninth grade students. However, TWHS has several resources in place which will help clarify and simplify this task. A few of those resources are Naviance, Student Access (the four year planning document), and counselor guidance. Students and parents will confirm the endorsement with high school counselors and annually review and update their Personal Graduation Plan. Although students are required to select an endorsement during the 8th and 9th grades, they are also allowed to change their endorsement as their 4 year plans are adjusted each year.
The new plan offers a strong foundation of study with the benefit of added flexibility for students to personalize their own educational experience and reach their dream job!
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Four Year Plan
Four Year Plans are created and updated yearly in Student Access(SAC) and/or Parent Access(PAC). Creating a 4 Year High School Plan for future career and college goals can be compared to taking a summer road trip. Follow the U.S.Department of Transportation's Summer Road Trip Tips:
1) Before you go, maintain your vehicle (good health)
2) Buckle Up (set goals)
3) On the Road - keep your eyes on the road, hands on the wheel, and concentration on the task of driving (study skills, time management, monitor goals, etc)
4) Emergency Roadside Kit - allows you to call for help when and where you need it.
OTHER COMMON TOPICS
CANVAS: THERE IS AN APP FOR
It’s time to get in touch with your education. Your Canvas content goes everywhere with you on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
Canvas by Instructure allows you to:
• View your Canvas activity stream and Calendar
• Stay on top of your to do items
• View your course schedule and syllabus
• Study and navigate course pages
Grab the Canvas app and keep your education within reach!
The following steps should be taken to resolve situation regarding Academic/Teacher concerns:
1. The student should talk to the teacher about the concern.
2. The parent should email or phone the instructor.
3. If the concerns are not resolved, request a conference with the counselor and the teacher.
4. If still not resolved, request a conference with the assistant principal and the teacher.
5. The final step would be a
conference with the principal.
Please note that a parent with a concern will be directed to the appropriate step.
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Students are encouraged to participate in the various extracurricular activities approved by the principal and sponsored, supervised or directed by faculty members.
In high school, you will be involved in various academic, community, and social activities. Each of these activities will provide a wealth of experiences and help clarify your interests, goals, and plans for the future. Active involvement in high school is one key to a successful and rewarding high school experience.
Click below for a list of Clubs at TWHS.
1. Teachers are on campus until 3:00 p.m. to provide extra help to students, and some have extended hours available to students. It is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements with the teacher for extra help.
2. Free Evening Tutorials 5:30 to 7:30 PM in Room 201 (TWHS Senior Campus) Open to 9th graders
Monday – Math & Spanish
Tuesday – Math & Science
Thursday–Math, & Science
Staffed by TWHS Faculty
3. Private Tutors: TWHS does not recommend or endorse any of the programs below. TWHS includes on the list any tutor that contacts the school and requests to be included. The list is provided to you as a courtesy only.
Communication among educators, parents, and students regarding the students’ progress and overall evaluation is enhanced through technologies such as e-mail, school web sites, Canvas Accounts, Naviance Family Connection and Parent/Student Access.
The use of technology by students and staff greatly expands our students’ knowledge, educational experiences, and thinking beyond the traditional four walls of the classroom. CISD believes that the integrated use of technology is essential for success.
Click on the Student Logins below for a complete listing of technology frequently used in the Counseling Center.
SUMMER SCHOOL (2017 dates TBA in March)
Dates have been set for the upcoming 2016 Summer School. Complete registration details will be available after Spring Break. Registration opens in April.
Students must complete the Off Campus Physical Education online application between March 23rd and May 1st.
Click the link below.
Proof of Enrollment forms can be picked up in the Grade Level Office. Please give the Grade Level Office 24-hour notice for Proof of Enrollment forms. Assistant Principals will be responsible for checking the attendance eligibility for each request. Attendance eligibility will be updated each nine weeks during the school year.
GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING REFERAL SOURCES
The links below provide CISD Referral Sources. All providers listed have completed an application in order to be included on the list. CISD does not support or endorse any one referral source but provides this information as a service to parents and students in need of mental health resources.
Community Volunteer Opportunities
The district police department provides a 24 hour phone line to receive and react to information relating to drugs, weapons, fighting, bullying, and other crimes or fears of possible crimes occurring on our campuses. The 1-888-Kid Chat (543-2428) phone line provides students, parents and personnel an avenue for becoming a Silent Hero. The process ensures confidentiality and anonymity of the callers' identity. The Safe School Crime Stoppers is affiliated with
the Montgomery County Crime Stoppers Program.
Drug Information Book
We believe prevention through education is one of the most effective strategies to address the issues facing our children and communities. The key to long-term success is reaching our students with meaningful educational messages before they face difficult choices.
Please talk to your child (children) about the harmful effects of alcohol and other drug use. Be available, supportive and patient. Listen to his or her thoughts and concerns. Set a good example.
Click on the image to read and/or download this 67 page booklet.
The Project Purple Initiative empowers youth to stand up and make a difference. Going Purple gives students motivation and
support as they embrace a message of education and awareness. Students learn that they do not need drugs and alcohol to meet life’s challenges; that they
are perfect the way they are.
Click here for more information on joining the movement!