Daily News for Thursday, February 23, 2017

Daily News for Thursday, February 23, 2017
Posted on 02/23/2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

 

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

TOMORROW 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,

 

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. 

 

Course Selection for 2017-2018:  Course selection for the 2017-2018 school year has begun.  Course selection materials were distributed through social studies and ISM classes and include the 2017-2018 Educational Planning Guide, the Dual Credit Cross-Walk Course Catalog, a copy of the sophomore and junior conference summary, and some additional supporting handouts.  Please have discussions at home regarding the best course options for your student.  

 

Freshman and sophomore students have received instructions and been asked to enter their high school courses directly into Skyward on their own.  Directions have been uploaded into Naviance as well.

 

The due date for turning in course selection cards was Monday, February 20, 2017.  If you have not returned your card, please do so as soon as possible.

 

Announcement from Student Council:  Thurgood Marshall was born in 1908, to the son of a slave. From a young age, Marshall was taught the importance for the U.S. Constitution, and learned to appreciate the rule of law. Thus, after graduating from Lincoln University, a historically black university, he applied to the University of Maryland Law School, but was denied because he was black. He then attended Howard University Law School, where he would meet his future mentor, Charles Hamilton Houston. In 1933, Marshall won his first major court case, when he sued the University of Maryland Law School for denying admission to another black student, because of his race.

He later became the Chief Counsel for the NAACP, and helped draft the constitution of Ghana, at the request of the U.N. and the U.K. In 1954, he was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, where he wrote 154 decisions. In 1967, he was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Lyndon B. Johnson, becoming the first black Supreme Court Justice. Thurgood Marshall represented and won more cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, and until his death, he was passionate in fighting against the unjust and discriminatory.

 

Late Arrival Day: Wednesday, March 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.

 

Math Club:  The Math Club will be meeting Thursday, March 2, at 3:30 in Room 9.266 to discuss the AMC test and plan for the STEM Challenge at UHCL on Saturday April 8.

 

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/.

 

Red Raider Road Show:  Texas Tech will be in Houston for the Raider Road Show Sunday, March 5, at the Galleria.  The event will begin at 1:30 PM and end at 5:30 Pm.  This event is to help inform prospective students about the 10 colleges at Texas Tech, financial aid, housing, and student life.  The president of the university will also be there! For more information go to https://apply.texastech.edu/Undergraduate/pages/EventDetails.aspx?id=3fe34285-d596-e611-8f90-0050569b36a6

 

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:

 

Caregivers' Conference:  The Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and Interfaith Care Partners 6th annual Caregivers' Conference is Saturday, March 18.  Volunteers are needed for Friday, March 17, from 12:00 – 4:30 PM, and Saturday, March 18, from 7:20 AM – 2:20 PM.  The primary responsibilities are to greet the conference attendees including speakers and exhibitors, assisting attendees with campus directions, and to be a workshop host (welcoming participants, distributing and collecting evaluations). Volunteers receive lunch catered by Pomodoros!  For information email Deb Hale, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church volunteer coordinator at isam39@verizon.net.

 

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!! 

 

Paws With A Cause:  The non-profit, CANBE, is hosting the first annual Paws With A Cause fundraiser, benefitting the Nassau Bay Animal Shelter on Saturday, April 1, from 11am-3pm. All volunteers will receive a delicious lunch cooked by the Holy Smokers from Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, and the thanks of the CANBE and the City of Nassau Bay Animal Shelter. If you are interested, please email Mrs. Nylen at nnylen@ccisd.net by Friday, March 10.

 

Clear Lake United Methodist Church Eggstravaganza:  Clear Lake United Methodist Church will hold their annual “Eggstravaganza” Saturday, April 15, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and are in need of several helpers to run stations. This is an outreach to our surrounding community as many of them come and hunt eggs, get pictures with the Easter bunny and have fun. If you are interested in volunteering at this event, please contact Ms. Villareal at   jennyv@clearlakemethodist.org.

 

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/

 

The Crossings Fish Fry:  Twenty students are needed to volunteer at The Crossings Fish Fry on Sunday, April 30 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  Students will be involved in setting up, including decorating, bringing in auction items, plating food to serve guests, fill beverages, and clear up plates. The location is 255 N. Egret Bay Blvd. in League City.  Students should comply with school dress code or you may be asked to leave.  If you are interested, please email Mrs. Nylen at nnylen@ccisd.net with a phone number and email address.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events:

 

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!

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

March 3:  Last day to apply for SJC Graduation

March 7: New Parent Orientation (Parents MUST attend March 7 OR March 9)
March 9: New Parent Orientation (Parents MUST attend March 7 OR March 9)

March 10: Spring Field Day

March 13-17: Spring Break!

March 23: Report Cards Posted/Distributed

March 28: Eng I STAAR EOC

March 30: Eng II STAAR EOC