News

Friday, November 16, 2018

Safety Protocol:  Fire Drill at 8:05 a.m.

All students and teachers with Advisories in Building 9 will participate. 

Please evacuate without talking.

It's Field Day, Coyotes!  Get Your Game On!
Adjusted Bell Schedule Today

Dr. Parker will e-mail the bell schedule to all staff.
Fall Field Day from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch from 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Early Release at 1:30 p.m.
Faculty and Staff Turkey Trot at 2:00 p.m.

San Jacinto College will have classes on Monday & Tuesday!
All Clear Horizons students who have a Dual Credit college class on "A" Day or "B" Day need to make arrangements with their family for transportation to and from their classes next Monday and Tuesday.  The college will be open the first two days of the Thanksgiving Week.  Make sure you attend class.  Clear Creek ISD and Clear Horizons will be closed the entire week.  Enjoy your break!


Thursday, November 15, 2018
Spirit Theme = Dress for Success!
Which career are you most interested in?  Wear a college shirt or come to school dressed as a future member of your chosen profession.
 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Spirit Theme = College-Bound Culture at Clear Horizons!
Wear any college shirt and attend tonight's CCISD College Fair at the Education Village at 6:00 p.m. Register in advance.  Print your registration barcode or save it to your phone.

Film Festival
There is still time to sign up and participate in the CHECHS Film Festival! If you are interested in making short films, music videos, PSAs, commercials, etc, please stop by Mr. McGoldrick's room (S.9.100) to pick up an application! 

Math Club
The Math Club will meet on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 3:30 -4:30 p.m. in Mrs. Hampton's room (268).  Come for an engineering game or math challenge!  Bring your Math Mojo!



Booster Club Shirts
Coyotes......This Friday is the last day you can order spirit wear from the Booster Club.  If interested, please use the attached order form and bring to the Main Office with your payment.

CHECHS Spirit Wear Order Form 2018-19.pdf


Tuesday, November 13, 2018
No Neighborhood Buses on Wednesday Morning
The comprehensive high schools in CCISD will have a Late Arrival Day on Wednesday.  That does not apply to Clear Horizons.  We will start at 8:00 a.m.  Bus riders need to make arrangements with their families for transportation to the zoned high school to catch the morning shuttle to Clear Horizons.  The neighborhood buses will not be driving the early morning routes on Wednesday.

Spirit Theme = Be All That You Can Be!

Wear a shirt from any U.S. Military Academy or any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.  You can also wear camouflage. (Brody, this is your day!)

Yearbook Club
The Yearbook Club will meet in Mrs. Hampton's room (268) from 3:30 - 4:30 pm. Bring your computers for a help session with the Balfour representative.


Monday, November 12, 2018

It's Generation Texas Week!  Spirit Week Dress Days!
Calling all Coyotes!  This week, all students in Clear Creek ISD will celebrate the pursuit of college, career, and military readiness.  Spirit themes are posted outside each classroom for students and staff to dress up each day.  Show your Coyote pride and participate!  

Spirit Theme = Celebrate the Dual Diploma Program! 
Wear either a Clear Horizons shirt or a San Jacinto College shirt.

Sophomore Shout Out!
Special thanks to
Julie Trinh for creating a Sophomore class video of the Service Learning Trip to Armand Bayou Nature Center.  It is posted in the CHECHS Advisory course in Its Learning.  Please show to all Advisories.

Junior Shout Out!
Special thanks to
Haneen Tork for creating a Junior class video of the Service Learning Trip to Galveston State Park.   It is posted in the CHECHS Advisory course in Its Learning.  Please show to all Advisories.


Friday, November 9, 2018


Weather Delay
POSTPONED:  SAFETY PROTOCOL 

The Fire Drill at 8:05 a.m. will be rescheduled for next Friday.  The weather will not be conducive for a drill today.

Weather Delay
POSTPONED:  Senior Class Service Learning Trip

Our Seniors will be rescheduled for their trip to Hermann Park.  The weather will not be conducive for outdoor service learning today.

"B" Day Schedule Today
To make up for the Student Holiday on Tuesday, we will follow the B Day Schedule with Early Release at 1:30 p.m.


Booster Club Faculty Luncheon

Special thanks to our Booster Club, who will provide a delicious Mediterranean luncheon in the Teachers' Lounge today.

Adopt a Highway Program!
Clear Horizons ECHS has adopted a two mile stretch of Hwy 3 from Fuqua to Edgebrook.  We will have our first cleaning event on Saturday, December 1.  Please stop by Ms. Kahlich's office, 9.107, to sign up to volunteer and gather information.  This will be an amazing opportunity for students to earn service learning hours!

Journalism Club
The Journalism Club is now accepting submissions! Send your poems, stories, essays, or reviews to this web address:
 
horizons.journalism@gmail.com 

The next journalism meeting is November 14 at 3:30 in room 9.108. It’s not too late to join! Text @jornalismc to 81010 to receive reminders about meetings, deadlines, and contests.

New Clear Horizons Robonauts Team!
Please congratulate the following Coyotes for earning a spot on this year's Robonauts Team!

Sophia LaRochelle
Rushi Patel
Abigale Fox
Daryl Kim
Clay Johnson
Olivia LaRochelle
Kalynn Vidaurri
Sophie Robertson
Theresia Heimer
Roy Anderson
Elana Anderson
Areesha Lakhani
Aiden Nguyen
Mara Taylor
Lilly Thorn

Yearbooks For Sale Online
Yearbooks may be purchased online at www.balfour.com.  The price is $35 until March 31.  If you purchase online, some extras are available such as nameplates, extra autograph pages, and ads!  Do you want to create a custom ad featuring you and your friends?  The price is $20 for 1/8 of a page. Parents can also purchase ads in the Clear Horizons Yearbook.  Other options are available.  Check them out at bwww.balfour.com.

Student Council
We will be meeting next Tuesday, November 13th, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the BQR. We will be discussing the Turkey Trot, Film Festival, and Winter Celebration. Please join us!

Coyote Film Festival!
Are you interested in making films? Student Council will be hosting a Film Festival on Friday, December 21st. All submissions will be viewed and voted on for various prizes and awards! If you are interested, please contact Mr. McGoldrick, or stop by his room (S.9.100) before or after school to pick up the application. You must read and submit the application to participate!! 


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Clear Horizons Parent Night! 
Youth Mental Health will be the topic.  The program is sponsored by our CHECHS Counselors and will start at 6:00 pm in the Science Building.  It will be facilitated by a professional in private practice.

Medical Club
Winter Holidays are just around the corner!!  Medical Club will be selling Reindeer Treats from November 7 - November 16! Order your Hot Cocoa Reindeers ($3) or Reindeer Candy Canes ($1) from Ms. McPhee in room 152.  Treats will be delivered to Advisory classrooms in December.  Buy treats for yourself or a friend -- makes a great Secret Santa or Holiday Gift!!

Medical Club will have its next member meeting from 3:30 – 4:30 pm on Thursday, November 29th in the BQR.


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

 Safety Protocol:  Hide Drill at 8:05 a.m.
 
All students and teachers with Advisory in Building 9 will participate.  This is the same procedure as a Lockdown Drill and is posted in each classroom in the display titled, "In An Emergency".  Please follow the steps.  A staff member will unlock your door at the conclusion of the drill. 

Voting for Class Favorites!
Teachers....Mrs. Hampton has e-mailed you the instructions.

Advisory Video
Please show Julie Trinh's video of the Sophomore Service Learning Trip to Armand Bayou Nature Center.  The video was e-mailed to all teachers by Mrs. Ponce. Special thanks to Julie!

Math Learning Walk today with Dr. Zimmer.

Art Club
The Art Club will meet after school on Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 in Mrs. Allen's room (112).  Bring your ideas, creativity, and supplies to work on your pieces for the art gallery and sale.



Tuesday, November 6, 2018


Election Day = CCISD Student Holiday! 
San Jacinto College is in session.  Students need to arrange with their families for transportation to and from the college classes.   CCISD will not be running bus routes today.

Attention Teachers!
We will have a Clear Horizons Faculty Breakfast at 8:00 a.m. in the Physics Lab.  Bring your appetite!


UCA:  Underclassmen Aid!
Special thanks to our Seniors who are participating in the new Underclassmen Aid program.  They spread out in teams across the Freshmen Advisories yesterday to facilitate the guidance lesson on career exploration.  These Seniors are modeling the Core Value of Citizenship by sharing their wisdom and advice with the newest members of our Coyote family.  Thank You, UCA!

Friday, November 2, 2018


Friday Schedule
Today is a regular "C" Day schedule with Early Release at 1:30 pm.

Sophomore Service Learning Trip:
Our 10th graders will travel to Armand Bayou Nature Preserve to plant 3,000 incubated prairie plants into the habitat.  Last week's lesson on the conservation efforts, biodiversity, and preservation responsibilities set the stage for our Coyotes to show the Core Value of citizenship.  They will be helping to maintain one of America's largest urban wildernesses!

Thank You, Student Ambassadors!
Special thanks to our Senior Student Ambassadors who met last Friday with the Freshmen and Sophomores from the Pearland ISD Early College Program.  Our Clear Horizons Seniors shared their wisdom and gave good advice to neighboring students who are in the dual diploma program.  This Friday, our Junior Student Ambassadors will share their insights and help support these aspiring scholars.  Thanks to our Student Ambassadors for showing the Core Value of citizenship!

Historical Note:
Did you know that tomorrow the State of Texas will honor the memory of Stephen F. Austin by designating Saturday, Nov. 3rd, as the "Father of Texas Day"?  Do you know the history behind Stephen F. Austin's contributions and legacy?  He was a lawyer, administrator, and empresario who played a key role in the early Anglo-American colonization of Texas. After influencing hundreds of families to join his colony in central Texas, Austin became a fierce fighter for the citizens’ rights, economic prosperity, and, ultimately, their independence! Talk about embodying the Core Value of citizenship!  This Saturday, November 3rd, our state will recognize the tremendous contributions of our great pioneer patriot, Stephen F. Austin, as the “Father of Texas.”


Thursday, November 1, 2018

Character Education:
Our new Core Value for November is CITIZENSHIP, which means doing your part to improve your school and community.  We live in a democratic society and need our students and staff to be active citizens of strong moral character.  How will you show your Core Values this month?

Advisory Activity for 9th and 10th:
Freshmen and Sophomores will walk to the Proscenium starting at 8:05 a.m. for a meeting with Dr. Parker and the Booster Club President.

Girls Basketball Club
The all new, all girls basketball club will meet today, Nov. 1, after school in the college gym to play ball!  Come join the fun!  All Clear Horizons girls are invited!

Ads in the Clear Horizons Yearbook for 2018-19!
Yearbooks may be purchased online at balfour.com.  The price is $35 until March 31.  If you purchase online, extra options are available, including nameplates, autograph pages, and advertising!  The ads can be personal or business.  Students can create a custom ad featuring themselves and their friends. The price is $20 for an ad that is 1/8 of a page.  Please visit the website at balfour.com for all yearbook and ad options.


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween, Coyotes!   Stay safe and use your Core Values!

Coming Soon:  Voting for Class Favorites!
The anonymous electronic voting for Class Favorites will be coming soon to your Its Learning course titled "CHECHS STUDENTS".  The voting window will be next Wednesday, November 7, during Advisory from 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Special Thanks!
Please join the Clear Horizons Booster Club in thanking Kroger and Panera Bread for their generous support and food contributions during our Student Appreciation Day!  Special thanks also go out to Mrs. Joy LaRochelle for facilitating the celebration from start to finish.  We love our volunteer parents and Booster Club!


Student Council
The next meeting of the Student Council will be Thursday, Nov. 8, from 3:30-4:30 pm in the BQR.  We will be planning the Turkey Trot and Winter Celebration!

BPA Club
Calling all members of the Business Professionals of America!  The next meeting is Thursday, Nov. 8, at 3:30 in the ISM Room.  We will discuss your individual events and team events.  You will receive information about the Regional BPA Competition and permission forms.  See you there!

Congratulations to Eva!
Freshman Eva Sharma was honored at the 2018 Energy Day for her entry into the 2018 Science and Engineering Fair at the University of Houston.  She and nine other students were recognized.  The group of ten was awarded a $3,000.00 check to share equally. Way to go!  


Friday, October 26, 2018

FIRE DRILL TODAY at 8:05 am for all Advisories in CHECHS Bldg 9. 

Upon conclusion of the drill, the Sophomores will walk across the parking lot to the Proscenium for a presentation with Mr. Kramer.  The Juniors will walk across to the parking lot to the buses waiting at the Student Union for the service learning trip to Galveston State Park.

Red Ribbon Spirit Theme = Freedom Friday!  Thanks for showing your patriotism by wearing red, white, and blue.

Congratulations, Coyotes! You helped us win First Place in the Dine Out To Donate competition!  Our school has been awarded $1,000 by the Clear Creek Education Foundation!

Regular "C" Day Schedule with Early Release at 1:30 pm.

Thursday, October 25, 2018
ID Badge check in Advisory.  Students who are not wearing their CCISD ID badge should be sent to the Main Office for a lunch detention today.

Red Ribbon Spirit Week! 
Today is "Throwback Thursday" and tomorrow is "Freedom Friday"!


It's Time To PARTY, Coyotes!
The San Jacinto College Fall Festival is this Friday night at the Student Center from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm.  All Clear Horizons students are welcome!  It will be an indoor and outdoor affair at no cost!  Come join the fun and kick off the fall with all your high school and college friends!

New Service Opportunity!  Rotary Club
The Space Center Rotary Club is recruiting prospective Clear Horizons students who are interested in launching a chapter of their "Rotaract Club" here at CHECHS.  These Coyotes would become Rotary Student Ambassadors through their Rotary Youth Exchange.  Please contact Kim Scofield for more information.

Kim Scofield
713-851-2243
kim@hydrowates.com

New Service Opportunity!  Fall Family Fun Night!
The Clear Lake City Community Center is looking for student volunteers for this Friday's Fall Family Fun Night (Oct. 26 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm).  The address is 16511 Diana Lane.  Please arrive by 5:00 pm if you'd like to help with the petting zoo, pumpkin painting, scavenger hunt tables, kids crafts, popcorn machine, and other stations.

New Service Opportunity!  Science Fair Judges!

Weber Elementary is looking for upperclassmen in grades 11 and 12 to judge their elementary science fair entries on December 4, 2018.  Please stop by Ms. Kahlich's office (Room 107) to sign up by November 2.

Photos Wanted!
If you have taken pictures of yourself or your friends dressed up for Red Ribbon Week, please upload them to the yearbook by using the Image Share app available in the App Store on your phone.  Our project number is 927997.  Please include the names of all students in the pictures.  Thank you!

Music and Chess Clubs
The club meetings are being postponed until Mr. Koroneos returns.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Building 9 Shelter-In-Place Drill during Advisory at 8:05 a.m.
Guidelines:
Stay in the Clear Horizons Building 9 classrooms and take cover.  Close all doors and windows.  Lower the blinds and stay away from the windows. Do not leave the classroom until you receive notification from a Clear Horizons office colleague that the drill has been successfully completed.
Purpose:
Drill for potential hazardous situations when personal protection is necessary.  Examples for a real Shelter-In-Place include a tornado, earthquake, or an environmental hazmat concern.
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Math Club this Thursday!
Coyotes in the Math Club will meet this Thursday in Ms. Hampton's room from 3:30-4:15 pm.


Monday, October 22, 2018


RED RIBBON SPIRIT WEEK!!
Calling all Coyotes!  CHECHS is launching Spirit Week to celebrate Red Ribbon Week!  We are drug free and proud of it!  Join the celebration from Monday through Friday, Oct. 22nd - 26th. Dress according to the themes below, and you will receive free candy each morning! Show your school spirit and join the fun!

Movie Monday Dress like your favorite movie character!

Twin Tuesday Join a friend and dress the same!

Wednesday Wear Pink Wear pink to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness

Throwback Thursday Get out your Chuck Taylors and flip phones or pagers!  Raid your parent's closets!  We're going back in time on Thursday!

Freedom Friday Wear red, white, and blue to show your patriotism and respect for our nation's freedoms.

Friday, October 18, 2018

Today is an A Day Schedule with early release at 1:30 p.m.


Student Council
All StuCo members, please remember to bring in any posters and decorations for Spirit Week/Red Ribbon Week by this Thursday, Oct. 18th. Also, remember to check your schedule if you signed up to volunteer any time next week for Fall Festival, Spirit Week/Red Ribbon Week. Please speak with Mr. McGoldrick if you have any questions. 

Girls Basketball Club
It's "game on!" for our Lady Coyotes! 
The new Clear Horizons Girls Basketball Club is up and running.  If you would like to join, please stop by Room 9.107 to sign up with Ms. Kahlich and pick up a waiver form.  The club meets in the gym on the first Thursday and third Tuesday of the month from 3:30-4:30.  All participants must wear gym shoes and workout clothes to participate. Go Coyotes!

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018
All students and teachers will complete the Youth Truth Survey.  Students will complete it during Advisory and teachers will complete it during their conference period.  Your ideas, recommendations, and feedback are valued!

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2018
New Opportunity for Seniors!  UCA!
There is a new program at Clear Horizons where seniors will be able to talk with the underclassmen about what the rest of their high school education might look like. This program is called Underclassmen Aid (UCA). We will be hosting a presentation and panel at the January 11th Roundup in the Proscenium for each grade level. We are looking for seniors of all different educational backgrounds who are interested in sharing their experiences in this sort of setting. If this is something you would be interested in, please e-mail Chloe Reid or Rafik Nanneh to request the google doc link that has one short question: Describe yourself as a student and how you think you would benefit the group. We will review the answers submitted and recruit committee members. Applications will be due this Friday, October 19th.  The application link did not post to our NEWS tab, so please email Chloe Reid at Chloereid2001@yahoo.com or Rafik Nanneh at rafiknanneh@gmail.com and they will send you the link.

Vietnamese Student Association
The VSA will be meeting Wednesday October 17 in room 126 from 330-430. Please submit all t-shirt designs to Ms. Maldonado prior to 3:00 on Wednesday October 17.

Service Opportunity!  Robinson Fall Festival
We would love to invite Clear Horizons students who are interested in earning service hours to join us at the Robinson Elementary PTA  Fall Festival.  It will be held November 3, 2018 from 11:30 am - 3:30 pm.  Our past success has been achieved by our wonderful student volunteers, and the Clear Horizons students have been a huge part of that!  Please know that we would love to have you this year!  Please sign up at the link below.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044AABAF2BA6FA7-robinson

Service Opportunity!  Moody Gardens!
SAVY, the Society for the Advancement of Volunteer Youth, offers youth ages 14-17 the opportunity to volunteer within the community while gaining experience in a variety of career fields. As a SAVY volunteer, students will have the opportunity to work side by side with our Naturalists, work with animals both on exhibit and behind the scenes, provide guests with information about Moody Gardens®, assist staff with various duties and responsibilities and attend continuing education courses, such as a marine biology class where they collect specimens with the Aquarium Curatorial staff. Volunteers are required to volunteer six shifts in June, six shifts in July, and three shifts in August as well as attend a total of 4 continuing education classes that we provide.   The application is online at:

http://www.moodygardens.org/get_involved/teens_savy/

NEW!  Youth Truth Survey
Our Advisory activity this Wednesday will be the new Youth Truth Survey.  Scrambled login codes will be provided for students and staff to ensure anonymity. We value your thoughts, ideas, and recommendations to help our school remain in the cycle of continuous improvement.  (Teachers....Mrs. Hafer will provide you with the supplies you need to conduct the survey by the end of the day on Tuesday.)

SCHOOL CLOSURE ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 15
Clear Creek ISD will be closed for a Professional Learning Day on Monday, October 15.  We will not be teaching classes at Clear Horizons.  All Coyotes who have one or more Dual Credit college classes must make arrangements with their family to attend their college classes.  CCISD will not be providing bus service on Monday, so Coyotes must plan their own transportation for Monday.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
PSAT Testing today.  Good luck, Coyotes!

Fields of Faith Event
Members of the REACH Club invite you to join us at the Fields of Faith event tonight afrom 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Freedom Field in Rosharon.  There will be a great band, free food, and an incredible speaker!

Art Club
The Art Club is meeting on Wednesday, October 10, from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in Mrs. Allen's room (S9.112).  All skill levels are welcome!  Come join us!

Service Opportunity!  Tweens Read
Volunteers are needed for the Tweens Read event this Saturday, October 13, at South Houston High School.  Use this link to register:  http://tweensread.com/index.html 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
PSAT Tomorrow!
All Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors will be testing tomorrow, Wednesday, October 10.  Please follow the schedule, as explained by your Advisory teacher.  Good luck to all Coyotes!

Lost and Found
Many lost items belonging to students have been found and turned in to the Main Office Lost and Found.  Please come claim your items.  We will do a mid-fall donation to charity at the end of October for any unclaimed items.

Monday, October 8, 2018
PSAT On Wednesday!
Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors will be testing on Wednesday, October 10.  Your Advisory teacher will share the details of the testing plan with you on Monday.

BPA
Business Professionals of America - All students interested in Business Professionals of America need to submit dues to Mrs. Kahlich by Friday, October 12.  We will have our first meeting to choose events on Thursday, October 11 in 9.116.  All members will choose their individual and team events and receive fundraiser information at this time.  

Friday, October 5, 2018
Regular "C" Day Schedule for Clear Horizons.
Early Release for students at 1:30 p.m. Buses drop off at zoned high schools.  Staff Professional Collaboration at 2:00 p.m.

Clear Creek Education Foundation Salutes CHECHS Staff!
An Employee Breakfast will be provided today by the Clear Creek Education Foundation.  It will be served from 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. in the Teacher's Lounge.  Please come by!

Coyote Shout Out!
Congratulations to Senior Sarah Randall for being named a National Merit Commended Scholar!  She scored extremely high on last year's PSAT.  Juniors, you are in a position to follow in Sarah's footsteps!  Do your best on the PSAT!  Way to go, Sarah!

Impact Aid Forms
Coyotes....The Impact Aid Forms are due to your Advisor today.

Journalism Club

The Journalism Club is now accepting submissions!  Send your poems, stories, essays, or reviews: horizons.journalism@gmail.com.

The deadline for the October submissions is October 12.  Anything emailed after that will be published in the November issue.

The next journalism meeting is October 16 at 3:30 in room 9.108. It’s not too late to join!  Text @jornalismc to 81010 to receive reminders about meetings, deadlines, and contests.

Debate Club
The Debate Club will have its first meeting October 17 at 3:30 in room 9.108. You may join by texting CHECHSDC to 81010.

Spanish Club
Spanish Club will be having its “pelicula y palomitas” meeting after school on Wednesday, October 10, in room 116 from 3:30-4:30. Even if you have not yet attended a Spanish Club meeting, you are still welcome to attend and participate in this meeting.

Medical Club
Think you might be interested in a health science career?  The Medical Club meets the second Thursday of every month.  Our next meeting is October 11 at 3:30 p.m. in the BQR.  Join us to learn more!

Locks for College Gymnasium
Coyotes....If you are enrolled in any Dual Credit PE course, please make sure you bring and use a lock for the dressing room.  Secure your personal belongings inside a locker and ensure that it is properly locked before going to PE.

Service Opportunity!
Volunteers are needed for the Toughest 10K, which is the second race of the Texas Bridge Series, on Saturday, October 20, from 5 AM – 12 PM at 8522 Teichman Rd. in Galveston, Texas.   Volunteers will work the water table, monitor the course, distribute items, and CHEER! Please contact Jessica Pineda: jpineda@tbotw.org to volunteer.


Thursday, October 4, 2018

Second Progress Reports in Skyward Today!
Students will have their Second Progress Report posted to their grades in Skyward this Thursday, October 4. Be sure to monitor your academic progress.


Student Council Meeting Today!
Our nationally-recognized Student Council will meet in the BQR at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4.  We will discuss the Fall Festival, Red Ribbon & Spirit Week, and Freshmen Elections.  Please come if you can! 

Congratulations to our Student Council Officers!  They have been invited by the Superintendent and Board of Trustees to lead the United States and Texas Pledges at the October Board Meeting!  This will be the same night that Christian Hernandez will be shadowing the Trustees and observing the decision-making process up close during a the Board Meeting.  

Tutoring After School Today!
National Honor Society provides tutoring after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Mrs. Pate's Algebra room. Please come join us if you need help with a subject.

Late Bus Available Today!
Students who wish to stay after school until 4:45 made ride the CHEHS Late Bus.  It drops off only at Brookside Intermediate and Clear Creek High School.  Come to the Main Office before 1:00 p.m. today to get a Late Bus Pass if interested. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
ID Badge check in Advisory.  Any student who is not wearing his/her Clear Horizons ID Badge should be sent to the Main Office for a lunch detention.  You can model the Core Value of Responsibility by wearing your ID Badge daily.

Today is Picture Retake Day
On Wednesday, Oct. 3,  Rhonda Floyd's team will be here to photograph any Clear Horizons students who need their school picture retaken.  This includes Seniors who missed the formal graduation portrait in the summer.  Please come during Advisory.

The Reach Club Will Meet After School
Join us with the Reach Club on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. for Bible study, prayer, food, fun, and fellowship.  We meet in Mrs. Allen's room, S9.112.  The Reach Club is not sponsored by Clear Horizons or Clear Creek ISD.

CCISD Financial Aid Night is Tonight
Families of all Clear Horizons Juniors and Seniors are invited to the College Financial Aid Night at Clear Springs High School at 6:30 p.m. This is a district-wide event for all CCISD upperclassmen.


PSAT Webinar is Tonight
On Wednesday, Oct. 3, Method Test Prep will host a 7:00 p.m. webinar to answer common questions about the PSAT and how your free Method Test Prep account in Naviance can help you prepare.  The PSAT is on October 10th, so start preparing now. The link to the webinar is below. It will be recorded and posted if you miss it.
https://www.methodtestprep.com/webinars/method-test-prep-account-prepare-psat/

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Deadline for Posting Grades is Today at Noon
Teachers....Please follow the steps outlined in Mrs. Thomas' e-mail about the posting of grades for the Second Progress Report. They are due by noon today.  Thanks!

Clear Horizons Booster Club Meeting Tonight
All faculty and staff are welcome to attend the CHECHS Booster Club Meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. in the Physics Lab.

October is the Core Value of Responsibility
What role does responsibility play in your relationships and life success?  How can developing responsibility equip people to become world citizens who contribute to the common good?  Coyotes, we challenge you to look for opportunities to demonstrate responsibility on a daily basis. It will improve your success in school and improve your relationships with others.

Second Progress Reports this Thursday
Students will have their Second Progress Report posted to their grades in Skyward this Thursday, October 4. Be sure to monitor your academic progress.

Student Council Meeting on Thursday!
Our nationally-recognized Stu Co will meet in the BQR at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4.  We will discuss the Fall Festival, Red Ribbon & Spirit Week, and Freshmen Elections.  Please come if you can!

Service Learning Opportunity:  Halloween Celebration!

Clear Horizons students are invited to volunteer to help set up, participate in, and clean up the Halloween Celebration at the David Braun Park in Nassau Bay. The activities include leading work games, making s’mores at the fire pits, distributing treats, taking rides on the Haunted Trail, or being the scary monsters on the trail.

Use the details below to volunteer:
Date:  Saturday, October 20, 2018
Address:  18900 Upper Bay Rd., Houston, TX 77058
Set Up: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Event Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Clean Up: 8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m
Volunteer Signup Genius Link:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044bafaa2eaaf94-nassau

Monday, October 1, 2018

Dine Out to Donate!
Coyotes....Clear Horizons was last year's TOP DOG WINNER in the Clear Creek Education Foundation's Dine Out To Donate fundraiser!  This year's event will be held on Monday, October 1, 2018.  The list of restaurants will be posted on all classroom doors.  Please visit any of these locations and cast your vote for Clear Horizons!  You can vote multiple times, so please cast ballots with both your CCISD e-mail address and your San Jacinto College e-mail address.  HELP OUR SCHOOL TO WIN!  The Clear Creek Education Foundation pays the cost of tuition and books for all students at Clear Horizons.  Let's show our appreciation by winning this competition!
Dine Out to Donate English.pdf
Dine Out to Donate Spanish.pdf

Federal Impact Aid Forms

Federal Impact Aid forms will be sent home with students on Monday, Oct. 1.  Parents should complete the form and have their student return it to their Advisory teacher by Friday, Oct. 5.  All students must return the form, regardless of whether or not the family qualifies for Federal Impact Aid.

VSA Meeting
The
Vietnamese Student Association will hold their next meeting on Monday, October 1, in room 116 at 3:45 pm. VSA is a club for anyone interested in learning about the Vietnamese language, food, practices, games, and overall culture. Even if you missed the first meeting, you are still welcome to join VSA!


Service Learning Opportunity at Baywind Village!
It is time for the annual Baywind Village Care Center’s Halloween Carnival!  It will be held on Sunday, October 28 from 2-4 PM.  Volunteers are needed and will receive 5 ½ hours. Volunteers will set up and run booths, distribute candy, and clean up.  Students can sign up for one or more shifts. Shifts are 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM, 1:30 – 3:00 PM, and 3:00 – 4:30 PM.  
​To volunteer, p
lease email 
activities@baywindvillagecare.net. 


Friday, September 28, 2018
Coyotes....The inclement weather last week caused our Fire Drill to be cancelled.  It is rescheduled for this Friday, Sept. 28, at 8:05 a.m.  The drill is for all students, teachers, and staff located in CHECHS Building 9 during Advisory.


Thursday, September 27, 2018
Robonauts Robotics Team

Calling all tech enthusiasts! The Robonauts’ recruitment team will be on campus in Mrs. James’ room (S9.114) on September 27th at 3:30pm to talk to you about how to become a Robonaut and to answer any questions you may have. The Robonauts’ Robotics Team works closely on site at Johnson Space Center with NASA engineers for 6 weeks in the Spring semester to build a competition bot. After the build season, students compete in robotics competitions!  This is an amazing opportunity to get hands on experience while being mentored by knowledgeable professionals with a high level of expertise!  You don’t need to have any experience in robotics.  All you need is a strong interest in technology and an enthusiastic willingness to learn!☺ Please attend this meeting to find out more.

Please watch the video of last year’s robot:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fRt6sdKN7Y

National Honor Society Tutoring is Available!
Tutoring by National Honor Society members is available after school every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 – 4:15 in Ms. Pate’s room (S9.120). Come by and get help with your high school classes!

    Clear Horizons has been invited to start their own sailing team!  Coaches, boats, and equipment will be provided.  Scholarships are available.  Mrs. Ponce will attend the Information Session at Lakewood Yacht Club on October 11.  Please sign up in the Main Office if you are interested in becoming a founding member of the Clear Horizons Sailing Team!

    Clear Creek ISD PSA:  Vaping Is Illegal for Minors

    https://vimeo.com/289914003/7c18717043

    Dine Out to Donate is One Week Away!
    Coyotes....Clear Horizons was last year's TOP DOG WINNER in the Clear Creek Education Foundation's Dine Out To Donate fundraiser!  This year's event will be held on Monday, October 1, 2018.  The list of restaurants will be posted on all classroom doors.  Please visit any of these locations and cast your vote for Clear Horizons!  You can vote multiple times, so please cast ballots with both your CCISD e-mail address and your San Jacinto College e-mail address.  HELP OUR SCHOOL TO WIN!  The Clear Creek Education Foundation pays the cost of tuition and books for all students at Clear Horizons.  Let's show our appreciation by winning this competition!


    Benefit Concert for CCISD Cares

    A student committee at Clear Lake High School is organizing a benefit concert to fundraise for CCISD Cares. The main point of the concert is to raise money for families in our district who are still recovering from Hurricane Harvey and other situations. The secondary goal is to bring together various performance and cultural programs at Clear Lake and promote a welcoming environment.  The benefit concert will take place on Friday, October 12th, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at Clear Lake High School's Performing Arts Center.  More information about the concert can be found at our website: www.clhsbenefitconcert.com.  We hope you will come! Attached is the invitation from Clear Lake:
    Benefit Concert Flyer.pdf


    September Core Value = Respect

    Respect is treating others with honor and dignity. Everyone has worth and dignity as a human being, whether they are young or old, rich or poor, male or female, or any other difference. This is why you should treat others with honor, dignity, and courtesy. There should never be any bullying, harassing, or manipulating in order to get what you want.

    You can show respect in many ways. For example, when someone is talking, you show respect by being attentive. When you receive a gift, you show respect by saying “Thank you.” At school or at home, you show respect to those counting on you by being responsible, diligent, and thorough.

    Self-respect means you recognize your own worth as a human being and you avoid anything that will damage your mind, body, or integrity. This means that you do your best no matter who is watching because what you do reveals who you are.

    Respect does not mean you have to like everyone, and others might not treat you as they should. But even when you disagree with others or have to part ways, you can still treat them with the dignity and respect they deserve. 

    At Clear Horizons Early College High School, we will:
    Value others.
    Respect differences.
    Use good manners.
    Treat people the way we want to be treated.
    Show respect in person and online.

    Core Values article:

    RESPECT Charles Young.pdf


    • Congratulations!!
      Christian Hernandez (12th) has been selected as our campus representative for the October CCISD Board of Trustees Meeting.  Christian will be assigned to a Trustee to shadow for the evening and will participate in the Board's private dinner, Closed Session, and Public Session.


    Congratulations!!
    The following students have been selected to serve as our campus representatives for the Superintendent's Student Advisory Council.

    Seniors = Rushi Patel and Eman Jandali
    Juniors = Aliyah Lemons and Nicholas Renfro


    GSA Meeting
    Hello everyone! We are pleased to announce that the next GSA meeting will be Tuesday, September 25th from 3:30-4:30 in Mrs. Zehentner's Room. We will be meeting on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month. This club is about creating a safe space and advocating acceptance of LGBTQ+ students throughout the school. We hope you come join us! Remember there are snacks for those who participate. See you at the next meeting!

    Journalism Club

    The first journalism meeting will be Tuesday, September 18 at 3:30. We will meet in Ms. Johnson's room, 9.108. There will be snacks and a raffle. Whether you write poetry, short stories, nonfiction pieces, or reviews, all writers are welcome!

    First Progress Report on Thursday, Sept. 13!

    Coyotes....Please use today's Advisory to check Skyward for your First Progress Report.  Analyze the results and set new scholastic goals for the remainder of this first Nine Weeks. 

    Film Club
    The Film Club will be meeting today, September 13, in Mr. Billings' room (S-9.140) after school at 3:30.  Come on down for an information session and join the fun!
          

    Friday Night Lights!
    This Friday night our award winning Clear Horizons Student Council will be showcased at Challenger Columbia Stadium before the football game.  The Coyotes may not have a football team, but we do have some very impressive leadership awards:

    5 Time Winner of the Texas Outstanding Student Council!
    3 Time Winner of the National Gold Council of Excellence!
    2 Time Winner of the TASC Sweepstakes Award!
          

    Math Club

    Did you know that math illiteracy affects 8 out of every 5 people? Are you serious??  If that unusual statistic has got you thinking, then please join the Math Club!  The first meeting is Thursday, Sept. 20 from 3:30-4:30 in Ms. Hampton's room (S9.268).  The Math Club will meet the third Thursday of each month.

    OPPORTUNITY:  CPR and First Aid Certifications
    Students and staff who are interested in becoming certified in CPR and First Aid are welcome to contact a local instructor to register.
    Teacher: Bryan Moss
    Phone:   713-208-7167
    Email:    bryan@contemporarysolutions.net
    Cost:     $30


    VEX Robotics Club
    The VEX team will be having a mandatory meeting on Tuesday, September 11, at Clear Brook High School in the Robotics Hall from 3:30-5:30. This meeting is required if you wish to be on the team.  Please bring your $35 fee.  If you are unable to make the meeting, please contact: theresia.vonheimer@gmail.com.

    Spanish Club

    The Spanish Club’s first meeting is Wednesday, September 12th, from 3:30-4:30. We’ll be having some SNACKS AND DRINKS. 
     
    If you have not gotten a “Remind” notice and you signed up at the club social (or you have just decided you want to join) please text 81010 to @3k8bhe. 
     
    Remember Spanish Club is NOT just another “Spanish Class” We will focus on celebrating the Spanish language and culture while having FUN. 

    Reach Club

    Reach Club is a non-denominational Christian club open to everyone. Join us for Bible study, prayer, fun, and food every other Wednesday. Our next meeting is this Wednesday, September 12 from 3:30-4:30 in Mrs. Allen's room, S9.112.  Reach is not sponsored by Clear Horizons or Clear Creek ISD.


    San Jacinto College Safety Plan

    On Monday, Sept. 10, all students will review and discuss the San Jacinto College Safety Plan during Advisory.  Students will receive a paper copy of the plan and add the college's emergency phone number to their cell phones and save as a "favorite" for quick access.  Students will download the CCISD App for tip reporting and text alerts in an emergency.

    Safety Plan San Jacinto.pptx

    Muslim Students Association
    The MSA
    will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, September 18th at 3:30 pm.  We’ll meet in the BQR.  We're looking forward to seeing returning members and welcoming new members!

    Yearbook Club
    The next Yearbook Club meeting is on Tuesday, September 18, in Room 9.268 from 3:30-4:30.  Please bring your computer. 

    Yearbooks Are On Sale!
    Yearbooks are $35 until April 30.  After that, the price will be $40 until all books are sold.  Only 160 copies are ordered, so reserve your copy today!  Mrs. Hampton accepts cash or check (payable to CHECHS).  Orders will be available online through the link on our school website soon.


    New Service Learning Opportunity!
    The Parker Williams Branch of the public library, located at 10851 Scarsdale Blvd, is looking for volunteers to participate in their book buddies program.  The teen volunteer training is Tuesday, September 25 from 4:30-6:00 PM.


    New Service Learning Opportunity!
    The Rotary Club of Space Center (Houston), Texas, and U.S.A.
    Rotary International District 5890 (589) are looking for volunteers to work at the Space Center Rotary's 2018 Shrimporee! 

     
    When: October 13, 2018

    Where: Landolt Pavilion at Clear Lake Park

    Please go to our website to register: 
    chechs.ccisd.net > volunteer opportunities> to volunteer online. 



    New Service Learning Opportunity!

    It's time, once again, for the Harris County Precinct One Fall Kid’s Fish Fest event.  The event will be held at the Challenger Seven Memorial Park, located at 2301 West Nasa Blvd. Webster, TX 77598. This year, it will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 9:00am-12:00 noon. (Volunteer Orientation is at 8:00am under the blue and white tent on the day of the event.) Our four acre lake will be stocked with 900lbs of 3-5lb Channel Catfish and 100lbs of 1-2lb Large Mouth Bass. Attached is our Volunteer Registration Form that will need to be filled out by each participating volunteer.  Parent/guardian signatures are required for any volunteers under the age of 18.  Bring the Volunteer Registration Form with you on the day of the event.  Volunteer Fish Fest.pdf
    Journalism Club
    Journalism Club will be meeting the third Tuesday of each month in Ms. Johnson's room (108). The first meeting will be September 18 at 3:30. There will be food and a raffle drawing! We're looking forward to seeing you there!

    Vietnamese Student Association:
    Mark your calendars! VSA is going to be hosting its first meeting on Monday, September 17th, 2018 in Maldonado’s room from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. VSA is a club where people from all backgrounds can come together and learn about the Vietnamese culture and its traditions through games, free language lessons, story-telling, free food, etc.

    Register to Vote, Coyotes!
    Next Tuesday, Sept. 4, all students who are 18 years old or 17 years old & 10 months, will have the opportunity to register to vote during lunch in the Student Center.  The League of Women Voters will be on campus with a table to provide you with the paperwork needed.  Completing the registration form and voting on Election Day is a great way to show the Core Value of Citizenship!


    Student Opportunity as Election Day Poll Workers!
    In an effort to recruit Election Day poll workers, including bilingual English and Spanish, Vietnamese, and Chinese speakers, for the November 6, 2018 General and Special Elections, the Harris County Clerk’s Elections Division is once again launching the Step up to Serve Campaign on our Twitter and Facebook social media sites.  We would like to partner with your school in an effort to maximize our reach to as many people as possible. The students at Clear Horizons are eligible to apply if they are 16 years old and have their parent's permission.  Please see the attachments below and complete if interested.

    Student Election Clerk FAQ.pdf

    Student Election Clerk Permission.pdf


    Movie Analysis Club

    Join us for the first meeting of the Movie Analysis Club. We will be meeting on Tuesday, September 4th from 3:30-4:30 in Mr. Hild's classroom, S9.106. Hope to see you there!


    Business Professionals of America
    Business Professionals of America will have an information meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 3:30 in the BQR.  If you are interested in joining BPA or you would like more information, please attend.  We will discuss upcoming competitions and the requirements to join. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Art Club
    Art Club is a place for artists of all kinds to gather together, share artwork, learn new skills, and compete! You do not have to be able to draw, paint, sculpt, etc. All skill levels are welcome! We meet every other Wednesday. Our first meeting of the year is Wednesday, September 5 from 3:30-4:30 in Mrs. Allen's room, S9.112.



    Student Council
    The Student Council will
    hold its first meeting on Thursday, September 6th, in the Banquet Room from 3:30-4:30.  Everyone interested in joining or participating is welcome!  We will be discussing upcoming events, as well as the Freshmen Student Council Officer Elections!


    Science Fair Club

    The first Science Fair Club meeting will be held on Tuesday August 28th in Mrs. Bufford’s room (S252) at 3:30pm and again at 4:00pm. If you plan to participate or if you are thinking of participating in the science fair you will need to attend one of these meetings. We will discuss all deadlines as well as what you’ll need to do to get started. The first deadline is September 14.

    Chess Club
    Join the Chess Club! We invite you to our first meeting after school on Tuesday, August 28, in Mr. Koroneos' room. Stop by whether you are interested in learning how to play or you want to practice. Can't wait to see you there!

    Music Club
    The Music Club will be hosting its first meeting after school on Tuesday September 4 in the Student Center Banquet Room. We invite you to join us whether you are an experienced player or simply want to be involved one way or another. Please bring your instruments and drop them off with Mr. Koroneos before school starts. Can't wait to see you there!

    ID Badges
    Coyotes....Make sure that you are wearing your Clear Horizons ID Badge every day.