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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.