Daily News for Friday, January 27, 2017

Daily News for Friday, January 27, 2017
Posted on 01/27/2017

Friday, January 27, 2017


Film Festival:  Today we will have the annual Horizons Film Festival!  We will follow the alternate schedule below:


Advisory                  8:00 – 8:20

1st Period                  8:25 – 8:45

2nd Period                 8:50 – 9:10

3rd Period                  9:15 – 9:35

4th Period                  9:40 – 10:00

5th Period                  10:05 – 10:25

6th Period                  10:30 – 10:50

7th Period                  10:55 – 11:15

8th Period                  11:20 – 11:40

Festival                     12:00 – 1:00

Lunch                       1:00 – 1:30

Buses depart at 1:30


All students will be escorted to the Proscenium by their 8th Period teacher.  Leave all backpacks and books in the locked classroom.



Ten Year Anniversary Celebration:  Clear Horizons is 10 years young with many more to come!  You are invited to…

A Celebration of

10 Years of Excellence

Friday, February 24, 2017

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

San Jacinto College South

Student Center, Building 11


The celebration will include a trip down memory lane, a silent auction, a live auction, and an optional dinner, available with the purchase of a dinner ticket. 

Dinner tickets will be available but are not required.  Each dinner ticket purchased will be eligible for door prizes and includes a delicious Italian dinner, drinks, and dessert!  The cost of dinner is $10 per adult and $5 per child or current student.  Tickets are available online via the link below.


Clear Horizons 10 Year Anniversary Celebration!!


All guests present will be welcome to participate in the fun and festivity of the live and silent auctions.  All auction proceeds will benefit the Clear Horizons Booster Club. 


VSA Lunar New Year Festival:  Happy new year! Vietnamese Student Association is hosting a Lunar New Year Festival! Join us TODAY Friday, January 27, in the BQR from 6 – 9PM to celebrate the year of the rooster. Enjoy a Vietnamese dinner while you’re there! There will also be games, crafts, and activities. Cultural attire of any heritage encouraged. Buy your tickets from Ms. Maldonado for $5 Monday-Friday or for $7 at the door.


VASE Art Competition: VASE is an annual UIL art competition that involves thousands of students showcasing their art. This year we have 13 students competing with 17 total pieces of art entered. The event occurs on Saturday, February 4th at Dickenson High School, starting at 8am. All staff and students are invited to come out and see the fantastic art that will be showcased from schools all around the Houston area and cheer on our students that will be competing.

There is a mandatory meeting on Tuesday, January 31st at 3:30 in the BQR for all students participating in VASE. If you have not already paid, please bring the $15 per entry that is due.


Math Contest:  Students taking the bus to UH Free Math Contest THIS Saturday, January 28, should have turned in their permission slip to Mrs. Hampton (Room 9.266).  The bus will be in our parking lot, and students should be ON THE BUS at 8:00a.m.   We will return to our parking lot by 2:00p.m.  Bring a lunch and a drink.


Annual Valentine's Day Luncheon: It is that time again!  Student Council will be selling tickets to the annual Valentine's Day Italian Luncheon to be held on Friday, February 10.  Tickets will be sold through Friday, February 3.  Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased from Ms. Kahlich before school, during lunch, and after school in 9.109 and the BQR.  


Talent Show:  Talent Show auditions are happening each day but end February 3. They are Monday-Friday during lunch in the side BQR. Acts should be no more than 4 minutes long. The Talent Show is Friday, February 10, at 7pm in the Proscenium. You MUST be available for rehearsal on Wednesday February 8, OR Thursday February 9, from 3:30-5 to participate.


Talent Show Hosts:  We need HOSTS for the Talent Show.  Would you be interested in announcing the acts? Please see Mrs. Hampton or email her at champton@ccisd.net by Tuesday January 31.


Spanish Club T-Shirt:  If you would like to order the Spanish Club t-shirt, please stop by Maldonado’s room to pick up an order form. Shirts will cost $10. The order form and money are due to Maldonado by Monday January 30.


Late Arrival Day: Wednesday, February 1, is a CCISD High School Late Arrival Day.  There will be no morning neighborhood buses available due to CCISD High School Late Arrival. Clear Horizons buses will still run from the 5 zoned high schools (a shuttle does not run from Clear View High School on Late Arrival Days).  Clear Horizons does not participate in Late Arrival Days, therefore all Clear Horizons students are required to attend all classes on that day.


On the Road for a Reason:  The Bay Area Alliance is partnering with Clear View High School to host the On the Road for a reason Car Show and 5K Run/Walk benefitting the Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families.  The Car Show will take place Friday, March 3, from 6 – 9 PM at Challenger Columbia Stadium and the Fun Run/Walk will take place Saturday, March 4, beginning at 8:00 AM at Clear View High School.  Early registration ends February 14!  For more information go to http://www.ontheroadforareason.net/.


8th Grade Student/Parent Information Nights:  It’s that time of year!  The time when we pack up our information and tour the district telling 8th grade students and their families about our amazing school!  Clear Horizons will be conducting 8th Grade Student/Parent Information Nights on the following dates:


Thursday, February 9 – Clear Creek Intermediate School

Thursday, February 16 – Clear Horizons ECHS (SJC South Bldg 11)


All sessions will begin at 6:00 PM.  Come out and speak with administrators, counselors, and current Clear Horizons students to find out about our amazing school!!


Amazon Smile!  The Clear Horizons Booster Club is now on Amazon Smile!  Simply follow this link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-3510958 and you will be donating to the Clear Horizons Booster Club!!  The link looks like a generic CCISD identification, but it is really for the Clear Horizons Boosters!


Yearbook:  Yearbooks are currently for sale for $35 on balfour.com.   You may also pay cash or check, payable to CHECHS, to Mrs. Hampton in Room 9.266.


NHS Table Tutors: Would you like to have a free tutor who has successfully navigated the Horizons workload? Come to the BQR on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to get immediate help, schedule an after school tutoring session (held in a high school teacher's classroom), or to find out more about secrets of success at Horizons. These friendly experienced tutors will be stationed at a table near check-in between 1:15 -1:45 pm. What a great resource - but only if you use it! 


Late Bus:  Clear Horizons provides a late bus that runs every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:00 PM.  The late bus will be in front of our school by 5:00 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday and typically departs within 10 minutes. The late bus will drop off in two locations: The East side of 45 at Clear Creek High School and on the West side of 45 at Brookside Intermediate. Students who are planning on riding the late bus must request a pass from the office. The request must be made for official business only (ie tutorials, a rehearsal, detention, etc.). A bus pass must be picked up before 1:00 p.m. on the day you want to ride (Tuesday or Thursday). No bus passes will be issued after lunch.  If you do not have a pass you will not be allowed to ride the bus.  If no one has picked up a late bus pass, the bus will be cancelled. Students, make sure that your parent/guardian knows that you are staying late and catching the late bus. The front office closes at 4:00 p.m.  When signing up for pass students must include the following:

1) Purpose – Why are you staying late?

2) Location from 3:30 – 5:00 – Where will you be?

3) Parent Permission – Did you let your parent know you were staying late?

The reason we must have this information is so that we can find you in case of an emergency.



Service Learning Opportunities:


Weber Carnival:  Weber Elementary School is having a Carnival on April 22, and are in need of volunteers to work game booths and monitor the inflatables.  A sign up genius has been created for this event.  Reminders will be sent out as we get closer to the date. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4cacab2fa2ff2-weber/


Seabrook Lucky Trails Saturday 5K:  Volunteers are needed for the The Seabrook Lucky Trails Saturday 5K, which will be held Saturday, March 18, benefitting the Clear Creek Education Foundation!!  This is a great opportunity to promote healthy lifestyles in your community and have fun at the same time!!

For more information or to register Click here!! 

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please send an email to: volunteer@clearcreekeducationfoundation.org



Upcoming Events:

Jan 27: Film Festival

Jan 27: VSA Lunar Celebration

Feb 1:  High School Late Arrival Day (Clear Horizons does not participate)

Feb 6-10: National Counselors Week

Feb 9: SJC Student Holiday (Horizons will still have high school classes)

Feb 9: Juniors visit Lamar University

Feb 9: Student/Parent information night Clear Creek Int.

Feb 10: Student Council Valentine’s Day Dinner

Feb 10: Talent Show

Feb 16: Student/Parent information night Clear Horizons BQR

Feb 16: Progress Reports Posted

Feb 17: Gatsby Party

Feb 17: Freshmen to UHCL

Feb 24: Last Day for 8th Grade Student Application

Feb 24: 10 Year Celebration!!

Feb 24: Sophomores to UH

Feb 24: Clear Horizons 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

Feb 28: Lottery Day!