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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

For Graduating Seniors Attending LSC Who Need To TSI Test

If you’ve lost your testing ticket, you can get another one in the Advising office.  

Please try to have your TSI testing completed by January 15th, as well as your Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination.  We will hold New Student Orientation sometime in March or April.

If you have any trouble accessing your MyLoneStar Account, please call the LSC Help Desk at 832-813-6600.

 

Student Services Winter Mini Hours

 

Departments:  Admissions & Records, Advising and Financial Aid will be located 2nd Floor of the Library in room L256.

 

Assessment Center (L201) Date & Hours

Thursday Dec. 20 & Friday Dec. 21 9am-2pm

Saturday Dec. 22 – Tuesday, Dec. 25 – Closed

Wednesday, Dec 26 – Friday, Dec. 28 9am-2pm

Saturday, Dec 29- Tuesday, Jan. 1 Closed

Wednesday, January 2 9am-2pm

 

 Cashier Office is open 10am-2pm on the above dates in L 252 (Library)

 Cashier's Office will return to our regular office and hours on Thursday, January 3 at 8am.

Early Bird FIRST TIME Dual Credit Student Meetings - Wednesday, Dec. 12th

NEW DATES!!
FIRST TIME in Dual Credit MANDATORY STUDENT Meetings
 
Early Bird Meetings! NEW!!
December 12th at 6:45 am OR 2:45 pm in the LGI
Interested in taking dual credit for the first time?  Get a head start!  Attend ONE of the two offered meetings above.
 
Regular Meetings: 
January 30th at 6:45 am OR 2:45 pm in the LGI
OR
January 31st at 6:45 am OR 2:45 pm in the LGI
 
Attending the meeting is MANDATORY.  This is to ensure that you thoroughly understand the dual credit process, dates, and deadlines.  Entering into the dual credit program is a PROCESS and cannot be done in one day.  
 
These meetings are for students ONLY.  There is a separate meeting for parents, see below.
 
Meetings last EXACTLY 30 minutes. Late buses for the 2:45 pm meetings will NOT be provided.  You MUST make sure you have transportation from school.  Meetings will not be offered during Cougar Block due to the time required to start and complete the meeting.
 
Meetings start promptly ON TIME.  Do not be late.  If you are more than 5 minutes late, you MUST come to a make-up meeting.
 
Need a make-up meeting?  See Mrs. Nichols AFTER January 31st to schedule a make-up meeting.
 
First Time in Dual Credit PARENT Meeting
January 31st at 6 pm
Location TBA

Cyber Security & Data Privacy Presentation - Tuesday, Dec. 11th

Tuesday, December 11th - TOMORROW - during both Cougar Block Sessions

Do you know how your personal information is gathered and what is done with it as it's used by the government, private corporations, and criminals?  How can you safe guard your personal information?

 

Cyber-security & Data Privacy presentations by Lone Star College Honors College 

Tuesday, December 11th

Cougar Corner (Mrs. Nichols office)

Both Cougar Blocks

 

Those interested in the LSC Honors College, this is a GREAT opportunity to learn more about the Honors College!  

You hear "research" opportunities all the time from college representatives.  Not all research takes place in a science lab.  Learn how research can educate others and make a positive impact in communities.

Scholarship for Seniors!

 
Are you studying in Dance, Instrumental Music, Musical Theatre, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts or Vocal Music?
 
If so, make sure you apply for this wonderful scholarship opportunity!!
 
The Pavilion Partners Fine Arts Scholarship
 
For More information or to apply visit www.woodlandscenter.org/scholarhips
 

The deadline is January 31, 2019.

 
 

JUNIORS and SENIORS

 
If you're interested in Pre-Law, this is an AMAZING program!
 
There are also scholarships available to attend!
 
Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity.

National Auditions Tour 2019

for Scholarships & Talent-Based Tuition Discounts

 
Portfolio Reviews & Information Sessions
 
January 26, 2019
Houston, Texas
 
For more details and to RSVP visit www.nyfa.edu/tour2019.
 
 

Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Prospective Student Reception

 
Free event for high school juniors and seniors.  Students will have an opportunity to learn about Auburn Engineering from staff, alumni, and Dean.
 
January 22, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
 
Embassy Suites by Hilton Energy Corridor
11730 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77079

Calling 10th & 11th grade students!

 

Are you wanting to take dual credit courses next year?

 

First Time in Dual Credit STUDENT Meeting Dates are out!

 
Parents, your meeting date is also posted!

 

Check out the Dual Credit link on the RIGHT! (gray box)

Scholarship Presentation for Seniors - Thursday, Nov. 29th in MGI (Rm. 1300)

Seniors,

Each year the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo give scholarships to seniors attending four year universities, community college, and technical schools.  No, you don't have to raise and show an animal to apply.  No, you don't have to show a piece of artwork to apply.  Yes, if you show and animal or artwork there are scholarships, but it's not required.  

Come learn about all of the scholarship opportunities THIS THURSDAY (Nov. 29th) during either Cougar Block in the MGI, Room 1300.

Also, make sure you're checking out the Scholarship Information section on my website (gray box).  Scholarships are being posted weekly!

HOBY Leadership Conference for Sophomores - Summer of 2019

Sophomores,

You have an amazing opportunity to be a part of something big!  The Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar, otherwise known as HOBY Leadership Seminar gives students the opportunity to empower, lead, and excel.  

THS sends one male and one female representative each year to the HOBY Leadership Seminar.  This year's seminar will be on June 7th through the 9th at the University of Houston, main campus.  

For those interested in applying to represent THS, see the attached flyer for details on application requirements.  Don't miss out on this great opportunity!  

To learn more about HOBY visit https://www.hobytgc.org/what-is-hoby.

The deadline to submit your application to be considered as one of our representatives is Wednesday, December 5th by 3 pm.  Students selected to represent THS will be notified by Monday, December 10th.

 
 

College Knowledge Night for Juniors

is coming up on Monday, November 12th

at 6 pm in the THS Auditorium

 

Juniors and their parents this is a special event for you!

 

Evening Timeline:

5:30 to 6:00 pm - Information Booths Available
*Military - Army, Marines, National Guard
*Test Prep/Tutoring - Princeton Review, Huntington, College Tutors
 
6:00 to 7:15 pm College Confidential - Best Fit Careers, Best Fit Colleges with Rob Franek (Editor and Chief of Princeton Review) and Road Trip Nation (including a special guest interview you don't want to miss!)
 
Following the College Confidential Presentation, enjoy two additional session presentations from the topic of your choice:
 
Financial Aid, Lone Star College & Lone Star College Honors College, First Time in College FAQ, Highly Selective Universities, or tour the Road Trip Nation RV
 
Session 1 begins at 7:20 pm
Session 2 begins at 7:50 pm
 
 

We hope to see you there juniors!

GenTX Scholarship for Seniors

Seniors,

Next week kicks off Generation Texas week at THS!  Our THS teachers have graciously donated money for a GenTX Scholarship for you!  Two lucky winners will be announced next Thursday, November 15th.   The scholarships are $100 each (minimum, could be more - wink, wink).

Here are the details you need to enter.

See Mrs. Nichols at Cougar Corner during Cougar Block time and show proof that you submitted a college application AND that you filed your FAFSA.  You'll then have your name entered into the drawing. (*Enter during lunch due to this  Friday's pep rally schedule)

Deadline to enter is Tuesday, November 13th!  You may begin entering tomorrow, November 8th.  Only one submission per senior please.

We are excited to be able to honor two of our seniors with the GenTX Scholarship!

 
 

Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) is coming to Houston!

 

Saturday, November 17 at 10 am

at Four Seasons Hotel Houston, 1300 Lamar St.

Click here to register: http://www.scad.edu/event/2018-11-17-info-session-houston

 

SCAD offers a wide variety of majors in Art, Animation, Architecture, Cinema Studies, Design, Fashion, Interior Design, Equestrian Studies, Jewelry, Industrial Design, Photography, Painting, Sculpture, Television Production,Urban Design, Writing, AND MORE!!

Special Event for JUNIORS and their parents!

 

More details to come.  This is BIG, you don't want to miss out! 

Cougar Block Presentations (Oct. 29-Nov. 2)

This week in Cougar Block we have some great things for you!

Tuesday, Oct. 30th - Lone Star College Honors College in the MGI (Rm 1300 between Social Studies & Science hallway) during both A & B Block.  If you're interested in the Honors College, you don't want to miss this!

Wednesday, October 31st - SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design) will be presenting in Cougar Corner.  They offer an array of majors from art, graphic design, interior design, fashion design, historic home restoration and much more.

Thursday, November 1st - Dual Credit students can attend Teen Talks Level Up presentation with LSC in the MGI (Rm 1300)