Daily News for Friday, November 11, 2016

Daily News for Friday, November 11, 2016
Posted on 11/11/2016

Friday, November 11, 2016


Happy Veteran’s Day!!


Tree-Mendously Thankful:  Have you noticed the large tree drawing outside the office?  Are you Tree-Mendously thankful for something?  If you are, stop by the office and get a leaf to tape onto our tree!!  Share your Tree-Mendous thanks with the school!!


Friday “B” Day:  Because of the Tuesday CCISD student holiday, TODAY Friday, November 11, will be a Friday, “B” Day.  Students will meet only “B” day classes.  All freshmen and sophomores will report to the BQR during the period in which they have a college class scheduled.


8:00 – 8:20                  Advisory

8:25 – 9:30                  1st/5th Period

9:35 – 10:40                2nd/6th Period

10:45 – 11:50              3rd/7th Period

11:55 – 1:00                4th/8th Period

1:00 – 1:30                  Lunch


Senior Service Learning Trip:  The senior Class will be taking a service learning trip to Hermann Park TODAY Friday, November 11.  Students should have the following for the trip:  Clear Horizons t-shirt, close-toed shoes, dress for the weather (could be chilly – wear layers) NO short shorts, hats or hair securing devices, and sunscreen.  We will be outdoors the entire time so you may want to bring plenty of water and a snack


Parent Information Night:  Clear Horizons will host a Parent Information Night Tuesday, November 15, focused on Supporting your Student.  We will meet in room S1.113 (Building 1 is the new Science Building).  Topics will include a how parents can stay informed on their students’ status in SJC courses, along with a review of available tools, such as a GPA calculator, degree plan analyzer, etc.  We will also hear from an expert in the field of adolescent stress & anxiety.  She will review common symptoms and provide suggestions on how parents can support students who experience stress or anxiety. 


Late Arrival Day: Wednesday, November 16, 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.


Transportation Alert!  There are two more CCISD holidays in November where SJC will still be holding classes.  November 21 and 22 are both CCISD holidays (the beginning of Thanksgiving Holiday week) but SJC will hold regular classes those days as well.  Please note – CCISD transportation will not be available on these three CCISD holidays.  Students will have to provide their own transportation to SJC on November 21 and 22.

Twitter! Clear Horizons is now on Twitter!  Follow us @HorizonsECHS and keep up with the latest Clear Horizons news!!


Attention Parents:  Would you like to be part of the magic of Clear Horizons?  We have some open seats on our Campus Instructional Improvement Council (CIIC) and would like your input!  The council usually meets on the second Friday of the month at 2:00 PM.  Join us and be part of the decision making at Clear Horizons ECHS!!  Interested?  Please contact Dr. Lemley at blemley@ccisd.net


Yearbook:  Yearbooks are currently for sale for $30 on balfour.com.  The price will increase to $35 on January 1. You may also pay cash or check, payable to CHECHS, to Mrs. Hampton in Room 9.266.  On balfour.com, you may also purchase ads that you design yourself ($20) and order nameplates and other extras for your yearbook.  Deadline for the extras is December 31.  Order yours today!


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:


Robinson Elementary Fall Festival:  The Robinson Elementary Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, November 12, from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm.  Robinson is currently in need of many student volunteers and adults to help run gaming booths, inflatables, and food serving areas.  There will be 30 minute shifts.  To sign up, please go to the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c44a4ab2aaaff2-2014


Hermann Park Run in the Park:  Run in the Park is Hermann Park Conservancy’s annual fun run, which includes a 5K run/walk and a 1K kids’ fun run. The event starts in Molly Ann Smith Plaza and circles the Park on the Marvin Taylor Trail.  The run will take place November 12, 2016.  To volunteer please contact Dianne Kerr at volunteer@hermannpark.org


Texas Bridge Series:  Volunteers are needed for the Texas Bridge Series running events.  Volunteers will be helping with set up and clean up, packet pickup, t-shirt and swag distribution, and water aid stations.  The three races are on the following dates:

Sunday, November 20, Sylvan Beach Park, La Porte, 5:30 AM – 1:00 PM

For more information please contact Kimberly Meza at kmeza@tbotw.org.



Upcoming Events:


November 11: Seniors Service Learning Trip Hermann Park

November 15:  Clear Horizons Parent Information Night

November 16: CCISD High School Late Arrival Day

November 18: Fall Field Day

November 21-25: CCISD Holiday (SJC Classes meet Nov. 21 and 22)