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Tiger Times at Spring Woods                    November 2011 




We are quickly coming to the end of the first semester. This is a critical time for students to be focusing on their classes as there are a lot of grades to be earned between now and the semester exams in December. I strongly suggest that every student and parent look at the last report card and set goals for the grades you want to earn for the semester. The first report card grade represents 40% of the semester average which means that 60% is yet to be determined. We will have a parent meeting on November 29 and we would like for everyone to be there to get important information.


Now that football and volleyball seasons are over, we now move into basketball season. I hope you will all come out and support our boys and girls teams as they go through their seasons. We also have our Theater Department performing The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe beginning November 17-21.


Lance Stallworth, Principal

Spring Woods High School    








November 18

The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

Theater Production @ 7:30 p.m. Mini Auditorium


November 19

The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

Theater Production @ 3:30 & 7:30 p.m. Mini Auditorium


November 21

Varsity Girls Basketball @ 5:30, SWHS


The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

Theater Production @ 7:30 p.m. Mini Auditorium


Preparing for College Night

MHS - 6:30P 


November 22

Varsity Boys Basketball @ 7:30 p.m.

SWHS Main Gym


November 29

Parent Mtg 6pm


November 23-25

No School


November 30th

Fall Athletic  Sports Banquet 


December 2

Snow Dance


December 3

Tigerette Dance Clinic 


December 5

2014 Project Prom Mtg


December 12

Orchestra Winter Concert

7pm - Main Auditorium 




Garage Sale
Debate Dominates
Report Card Pick up
Tigerettes News


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(tshirt, directory & dues)

Quick Links 

Theatre Season Pass

Get your Season Pass for the 2011/2012 Spring Woods Safari Players Entire Season.

Enjoy unlimited admissions into all 4 of the theater productions for this school year.

Passes can be purchased for unlimited tickets only or Plus Passes will also include the Opening Night Dinner for each show.


For more information, see Mrs. Hibbert or Miss Yancey or go to www.safariplayers.com to purchase online.


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Choir Booster Club
Joining the Spring Woods High School Choir Booster club is a great way to support both SWHS and your singer! 


Click here for Choir Booster flyer  

Student Directory
The directories have been printed and will be distributed soon.  We have extras sell! 


Click here for SHWS Directory Order Form 


What a great way to support your school and advertise your business at the same time!

Parking Space Auction
Project Prom 2012 Auctions off Parking Spaces 
(Reserved Parking Space Auction)

Top bidders win ONE MONTH of VIP/RESERVED PARKING in the designated spot at the drop-off circle in FRONT of the Main Entrance off Tiger Trail. To be use ANY time!


Bidding is open to ALL SWHS Students, Staff and Parents.


Click here for the Parking Space Auction Form

TIGER SPIRIT ITEMS will be on sale at each of the home football games at Tully Stadium. Get your stadium seats, blankets, koozies,  shirts, car decals and yard signs, and much more!  


You can find us at  

the north side of the stadium near the new concession stands OR visit the Booster Club web page 

Preparing for College NightCollege Night

When: Monday, November 21,  
beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Where: MHS Auditorium - 935 Echo Lane

What: 3-minute company presentations on specialized services aimed at helping students get ready for college, followed by time for individual counseling and questions

click here for more information 




8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

December 3, 2011  

(registration closes this week) 


Join us on Saturday, December 3rd for our Fall Tigerette Dance Clinic.  All students Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade are welcome.  The cost is $25 per person and includes dance instruction, t-shirt, certificate, snacks, drinks and an invitation to perform at the SWHS Boy's Varsity Basketball game on Tuesday, December 6th at 7 pm.  There will be lots of fun activities and games on the day of the dance clinic!


Click here to print registration form to mail or give to a Tigerette.     

* Hurry, registration closes this week!  *


SWHS Fall Athletic Banquet

Football, Volleyball, Cross Country, Cheerleading, & Sports Medicine   



Date:          Wednesday - November 30, 2011

Time:          6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Place:          Tiger Gym (Main Gym) on the Spring Woods Campus

Events:       Dinner Catered by Outback Steakhouse

Silent Auction including  Autographed items from each sport/group; Awards (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM) and Slide Show

Cost:           Athletes Free - Parents & Guests $10 each

RSVP:          Order in advance to be assured that we have enough food  

                    to serve you!  DEADLINE is 11/24.

                    Send your payment and form to:

                   SWHS Athletic Booster Club

         c/o Tami Clark, 10057 Hillside Bayou Drive, Hou, TX  77080

Questions:      Contact Amy Brast (email - wabrast@sbcglobal.net )   


Click here to print Fall Athletic Banquet RSVP and Payment form



The SWHS Swim Team has started their swim meets and our team is doing great! 
and come cheer us on.

GO TIGERS ~ Swim Fast!



The SWHS Orchestra will be performing  their annual Winter Concert at 7:00 PM on Monday, December 12th in the main auditorium.  


The concert will feature a Double Cello Concerto by Vivaldi performed by senior soloists Kathryn Galeas and Daniel Wilson.  Senior Ayana Gaither will perform as a member of the TMEA Region 27 All-Region Symphony Orchestra on November 19th.  Congratulations to Ayana for representing Spring Woods in this prestigious concert.  



Parents of our 2014 graduating class,


Although it seems early to be thinking about Senior Prom and Project Prom (the all night lock-in event that occurs directly after Prom), it is time! In order to give our kids a safe place to enjoy the night after Prom, we need to make this event a special time for them. Project Prom takes a lot of time, planning, fundraising and leadership. We need you to get involved. There are many ways to be involved. There is something for all of us to do. There are small jobs for people who work and are busy, so please don't shy away....you are important to us! Our next meeting will be on December 5th at 6:30 in the school library. Please try to make it.


SWHS PP 2014 will communicate to you in several ways. We will put reminders in the Tiger Times, e blast, emails and a facebook page. Our facebook page is a group page dedicated to sharing information with the class of 2014 at SWHS regarding the Project Prom event. Only those who join the group can see posts. Please join facebook at: SWHS Project Prom 2014.


We hope to see you on facebook and at the December 5th meeting!


Roseann Schneider

Parent  of the 2014 Graduating Class


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Click here for the SWHS Men's Soccer schedule.

Games start in January ~ GO TIGERS!


Attention Senior Parents:

We need the senior ad reservations by Dec. 1st.  Please tell us what size space and a deposit to hold the space. Also price goes up to $65. for yearbooks Jan 1. Buy now or start the layaway program.

Questions?  Contact Pamela Karter


Tuesday, November 29 @ 6:00 p.m.Virtual HS


Dr. Robert Faber from The Virtual High School of SBISD, will spend the first few minutes of our Parent Meeting discussing the programs available to Spring Woods High School students. There are unique opportunities available for your child to receive high school credit(s), including academic and AP classes. The Virtual High School is one of a few in the State of Texas and they service students throughout our state in academic areas that range from social studies to English to science to mathematics. All of the courses have been approved by the Texas Virtual Network (TEA) and meet the highest national standards for online coursework. And, many if not most, of these virtual classes are FREE to SBISD families!


For a brief online tour of the school and programs available, visit the website at http://vhs.springbranchisd.com/Home/tabid/21722/Default.aspx. We do hope you will make this Parent Meeting a priority in your schedule and join us on Tuesday, November 29 at 6:00 p.m. 

Check out SWHS Tiger TV! 
SWHS Tiger TV is having a busy year. Crew members have covered many school events and Pep Rallys!


This year we are part of the SBISD YouTube Channel, along with Memorial HS and the Guthrie Center. The Cafeteria Promos are posted each week as well as Pep Rally skits, performances and interviews. The goal of TTV is to promote Spring Woods organizations, events and activities. If your organization would like to be add to our promotions,  contact Josh Rocha or Mrs. Melton in K206 or e-mail tigerguild@gmail.com  


Cynthia, Odalis, Vi, Juan, Josh, Jordon, Rusland and Jahquil are doing a fantastic job while learning a lot of new skills on video production and editing.


Juan Botello and Josh Rocha are currently working on a video for the district Ed Tech Department and are gaining many valuable experiences as well as turning out a great production.


Check out the Tiger Mascot Homecoming Video!  View our videos on YouTube


Tiger TV 



Support our Tiger Athletes!


The Spring Woods High School Athletic Booster Club would like to invite you to join our efforts to support our Tiger Athletes.  


Our Booster Club has the biggest fans and are always there to support our sports programs.  The boosters ensure the concession stands are stocked for our spectators, have spirit items to show your Tiger pride, and cook those delicious sausages on a stick at the tailgate parties!  Equally important, we also provide financial assistance for equipment and uniforms, plus items such as coaching clinics and A/V equipment to film our football games. 


Not only do we financially support our school's programs, we make certain our athletes receive the recognition they deserve. 


By joining the Booster Club, you'll help raise scholarship funds for deserving students.  Each year, our Booster Club proudly presents scholarships to Tiger athletes that excel in their sport, leadership, and academics. 



Calling ALL Tiger Moms & Dads  


Let's fill up our sidelines, stands and bleachers and show our TIGER SPIRIT!   Attendance at games and events by parents, family, and friends is one of the many ways you can support our athletes.


The Booster Club sponsors and participates in many activities throughout the school year and can always use an extra hand.  We'll give you plenty of opportunities to fit us into your schedule, so please consider volunteering as your schedule allows.  Check out what we do and how you can help:  

  • Sports Banquets - help organize, cater, or decorate the fall, winter or spring athletic banquets
  • Concession stands - take your turn selling concessions for games or events
  • Spirit Items - help sell school spirit items at games or events
  • Programs - Solicit advertising, use your talent to create the program, or help sell the program to our Tiger fans
  • Golf Tournament - the biggest fundraiser of the year and we need LOTS of hands.   Play on your own, sponsor a team, or help with the auction and dinner.  Scheduled for April 1, 2012
  • Tiger Moms - help provide and organize something special for our athletes before games or pep rallies

Remember your volunteer hours count towards your student's community service hours. 


Sign up and support the Athletic Booster Club here! 

SWHS Art Students will represent SBISD with their artwork submissions. Lorelei will recreate her piece on a 6x6 ft. square and a group of SWHS art students will recreate Melissa's piece on a 10x10 ft. square. It is a FREE Festival and fun for all! We would love to have everyone come out and enjoy the event and see our SWHS art students work.   


Nov. 19-20 Via Colori Street Painting Festival:



Lorelei Shannon "All of Creation Sings" (20x20 soft pastel/charcoal)- 10th grade was selected and Melissa Rivera "Blissful Happiness" (20x20 soft pastel/charcoal)- 11th grade




We publish monthly on the 15th.  Email us at tigertimes@yahoo.com


Do you recognize the man in the center of this photo

with the SWHS Gold Baseball Cap? 


He can be found almost any weekend (winter, spring, summer or fall) working tirelessly on our baseball or softball fields. The face under the Gold Cap belongs to Tommy Martinez, the SBISD November 2011 Volunteer of the Month. Tommy has been unselfishly giving SWHS most of his free time for longer than most of us can remember. Since he graduated from Spring Woods in 1984, it clearly has been over 20 years of service. His volunteer duties include maintenance of the baseball & softball fields, running the concessions stands for baseball & softball, coaching during offseason for baseball & softball, statistician during football games, working the clock during volleyball and basketball games, and many, many other duties for the campus, athletic programs and athletic booster club. You can be assured that if you cut Tommy, he will bleed Black & Gold.  


The SWHS Administration, Teachers, Coaches, Students, Parents and volunteers (especially the Athletic Booster Club members) would like to thank Tommy Martinez for his dedication to SWHS and its traditions and congratulate him on this long-overdue honor. And as Tommy always says, GO TIGERS!





Tigerettes News:



  • Register for Tigerette Dance clinic (December 3rd).  Click here for more info. 
  • December 18th, performance with the Houston Texans Cheerleaders during halftime of the Texans vs Carolina Panthers Sunday football game.




 Send in your club or organization photos for the next Tiger Times to tigertimes@yahoo.com







Yearbooks are on sale for $60 until December 31st, 2011. The price goes to $65 on January 1, 2012. Come to room 237 to pick up an order form or buy online with a credit card HERE or send a check payable to SWHS and send to Pam Karter (Attn: Pam Karter).


We also have a layaway program where you can bring $10. and fill out an order form. Pay $10. each month until it is paid off.


Senior ads are now available in full color. As space is limited, we need your order as to size and a small deposit to hold the space by December 9th! Call 713-251-3239 for information, prices and sizes.

Senior pictures can be taken here on campus on October 26th and 27th. Come to room 237 an sign up for an appt. There is a $10 fee for proofs to be paid at the time of the photo.


All underclass, faculty and staff photos will be taken Oct. 24th and 25th. An envelope for parents to place orders and money will be sent home. All students will come too the auditorium with their English teachers.




Have you ordered your 2011-2012 Student Directory?   


Hurry and get yours today.  Only $10.00 (cash or check).  These directories support the school and it's students -- get yours TODAY!   Click here for order

InkSWHS WANTS - Empty Inkjet Cartridges; Toner/Laser Cartridges and Cell Phones  

Our school is now taking part in a simple way to earn extra funds for the school!  No selling, just saving what you are now throwing away! It is so easy you can start today! 


Begin saving your empty inkjet and laser cartridges and old cell phones from your home and workplace (don't forget your family and friends). Place them in a plastic bag or box to protect them from getting broken. Then, just drop them off at the Reception Desk at the Tiger Trail entrance as often as you like. SWHS will be rewarded with a donation for recycling. Questions? Email brent@valvesandfittingsofhouston.com


Comerica Bank Office Perks Program partners with SWHS PTA - Open a checking  account with Comerica and we both get perks...cash perks!  Click here to find out more



The Tiger Times is published on-line monthly by the Spring Woods PTA.    

Contact us at  tigertimes@yahoo.com


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