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Welcome to the THS College & Career Center page!  My name is Emily Nichols, the College and Career Counselor for THS.  I have been in Tomball ISD since 2007, and began my career in education in 1999.  I graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BA in Fashion Merchandising, and a minor in Business.  In 2004 I received my Masters of Education in School Counseling from Sam Houston State University.
 
I am here to meet your students college and career needs.  Students are always welcome in Cougar Corner (College & Career Center).  Parents may simply contact me and schedule an appointment.  I work with all grade levels in different areas of college and career readiness throughout each year.  Many events will be held each year for students to learn more about post high school options, careers, financial aid, and much more.  Make sure you check out the many resources I have posted for you.  The Links section is organized by area of interest with many helpful links for students and parents.
 
I am the Dual Credit Coordinator for our campus.  You will find helpful information on Dual Credit for our campus. We partner with Lone Star College, Tomball.  Our LSC Dual Credit Advisors are Latoya Lewis, Katerina Wingfield, and Donna Fitzpatrick.
 
We also work closely with our Lone Star College, College Connections Advisor, Heidi Ewing.  Heidi comes to THS several times a month, and works with our students interested in attending Lone Star College after graduation.
 
Please keep checking back on the Important Event Dates section and watch for many important announcements and event dates being posted!  
 

Helpful Websites

 

Naviance

 

Naviance Log In For Students: 

https://student.naviance.com/tomballhs


 

Username - Student ID

Password - tisd + date of birth (ex. April 6, 2001 - tisd04062001)

 

College Board (SAT) - Register for the SAT, use the College Board Big Future for college & career searches, scholarships & more

 

https://www.collegeboard.org/

 

ACT - Register for the ACT

 

http://www.act.org/content/act/en.html

 

Khan Academy - Free online tutoring for your academic courses, SAT/ACT, and more!

 

https://www.khanacademy.org/

 

 

 

Recent Posts

FAFSA Workshops for Seniors during Cougar Block

Seniors, 
 
Please make completing your FAFSA a priority!  We will have a Financial Aid Specialist on campus for the event dates below to assist you with completing your FAFSA.  If you have a parent that is able to attend, they are welcome as well.  Space is limited, reserve your space today!
 
 
Workshop Date Sign Up Link
Wed., October 30th Click to sign up
Wed., November 6th Click to sign up
Tues., November 12th Click to sign up
Wed., December 11th Click to sign up

College Bound Cougar Board

College Bound Cougar Board

It's your turn Class of 2020!

 
Seniors,
 
Once you've decided on your post high school plans, please complete this form. Your name will be placed on the College Bound Cougar Board, and we will also be starting a new tradition this year called the Senior Showcase Wall.  No rush! We'll be putting names on the board all year.
 
The Senior Showcase Wall will feature seniors with their picture, post high school plan, major/area of study, and why they choose that post high school plan or major/area of study. The Senior Showcase Wall will begin to be posted in January. (location TBA)
 

FAFSA Workshop Session for Seniors - October 15th

Seniors,
 
Come to Cougar Corner (Mrs. Nichols office) during Cougar Block B, and start/complete your FAFSA.  Your parent is welcome to attend.  
 
Space limited to 8 students for the session.
 
 
More dates to come!

College Knowledge Night

College Knowledge Night

for Sophomores and Juniors 

November 11, 2019

at Tomball Memorial High School
6:00 to 8:30 pm
 
OR
 

February 4, 2020

at Tomball High School
6:00 to 8:30 pm
 
An evening designed just for you!  Tomball High School and Tomball Memorial are partnering together to bring you this awesome event.  You're welcome to attend both events, or the date that works best with your schedule!  Families from THS and TMHS are welcome to attend both sessions.
 
You'll have the opportunity to attend FOUR presentations of your choice given by college representatives.  This is a wonderful opportunity to gather information, learn about opportunities after high school, and ask questions. 
 

Sessions Offered

*Session may vary slightly in November/February
*Below are confirmed sessions, additional sessions may be offered
 
Texas Public University Admission
In State vs. Out of State Admission
SAT and ACT Test Prep
Business Majors
Economics Majors
Education Majors
Engineering Majors
Pre-Med Majors
The Future is Now: Social, Digital, & New Media Marketing
Discovering Your Creative Abilities
Lone Star College
Lone Star College, Honors College
Lone Star College CLASS (Sessions in Español)
General Chennault Flying Tigers Academy
Cosmetology
The National Guard Reserves Program
Military Options & ROTC Scholarships
 

You won't want to miss this!

Cypress Woodlands Junior Forum Founding Member's Scholarship - For Senior Girls

The Cypress-Woodlands Junior Forum Scholarship is for graduating senior women. This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to young women who have made the effort during their high school career to volunteer her time and talents to her community.  The primary criterion used to evaluate applicants is their Community Service, but academic performance and financial need are also considered in determining the scholarship recipient(s).  Applications are available in Mrs. Nichols' office or online at:  https://www.cwjuniorforum.org/application/.  For online applications, use Adobe Reader XI. Save and print all pages. 

Application deadline is January 10, 2020.  

Please return your completed application packet, including transcript, to Mrs. Nichols by January 10, 2020.  

Questions may be directed to Mrs. Nichols or to cwjfscholar-grants@sbcglobal.net.

Check it out

Attention all grade levels (especially seniors!)

 

Make sure you're checking out the Scholarship Information for All Grade Levels link (on this webpage) to apply for scholarships!  

Coming up next week - PSAT on October 16th

Are you ready for the PSAT?

 
Juniors - The PSAT is a BIG DEAL!  Make sure you're ready!  Remember this is the test that determines National Merit Commended or Semi-finalists.
 
Sophomores (all) and Freshman (who registered) - Do your best, and make sure you prepare!  
 
 
Free resource to practice from the THS Library (PrepStep): http://thslibrarycenter.weebly.com/ebsco-prepstep.html
 

Student Election Clerk Opportunity

If you're interested in learning more about the democratic process, and have a firsthand look at how the election process works, I have an opportunity for you.  Students age 16 or older can get paid to work the polls on Election Day. 
 
November 5, 2019
Joint General and Special Elections
 
Upon working Election Day you'll receive:
*$10 an hour
*Paid training
*An excused absence from school (This DOES count as an absence for exemptions)
*A letter of recommendation from Harris County Clerk Dr. Diane Trautman
 
New this year, students have an opportunity to work as an Electronic Support Specialist, and will be responsible for the set-up and maintenance of the electronic equipment.  
 
See the attachment for and FAQs.   Participating students MUST complete a permission slip (separate attachment).
 
Questions?
Contact Kristina Nichols
713-274-9559