Daily News for Thursday, November 17, 2016

Daily News for Thursday, November 17, 2016
Posted on 11/17/2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016


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!!


Medical Club Fundraiser:  The Clear Horizons Medical Club is selling "Rudolph's Treats" for $1.00 through Friday, December 9. The treats will include hot cocoa, your choice of chocolate chips, marshmallows, and peppermint chips! Surprise your friends, teachers, and family with this warm holiday treat! Please speak with a medical club member for more details and purchase from Ms. McGill in Rm. S9.152. 


Special Schedule for Friday.  TOMORROW Friday, November 18, Clear Horizons STUCO will host the Fall Field Day!!  Students will follow the regular Friday schedule, only the classes will be shortened due to the Fall Field Day.  Freshmen will still report to the BQR when they are scheduled for “lunch” but lunch will not be served until after the Field Day ends at 1:00 PM.  Buses will still depart at 1:30.


8:00 – 8:10                  Advisory

8:15 – 8:35                  Period 1

8:40 – 9:00                  Period 2

9:05 – 9:25                  Period 3

9:30 – 9:50                  Period 4

9:55 – 10:15                Period 5

10:20 – 10:40              Period 6                                  

10:45 – 11:05              Period 7

11:10 – 11:30              Period 8

11:30 – 1:00                Field Day

1:00 – 1:30                  Lunch


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!!


GSA:  The Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) will be holding a meeting Wednesday, November 30, at 3:30 in Mrs. Zehentner's room. There will be snacks, drinks, and a logo-making contest. If you have ideas for a logo, bring your design to the meeting to enter the contest. There will be prizes!


Math Club/Math Contest:  There is a free math contest at University of Houston, Main Campus Saturday, January 28, 2017 and the more students we have participate, the greater the chance we could win a school trophy. There are course contests (students must be enrolled in the course): Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Cal (Calculus I students are eligible for Pre-Cal test).  There are open contests, too: Statistics, Physics, Calculus,  and Calculator. At lunch, there is a Smackdown, single elimination contest, with questions from Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. Please sign up by emailing Mrs. Hampton at champton@ccisd.net to indicate which contests you would like to enter.  We are practicing Smackdown at our next math club meeting on Thursday, December 8, at 3:30 in Room 9.266.  The UH Math Contest is from 9a.m.- 1:00p.m.  Prizes and scholarships will be awarded.


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 $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:


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 18: Fall Field Day

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

December 1: Is your college application complete?

December 5-9: SJC Finals Week

December 12-16: Clear Horizons Semester Exam Week

Dec 19-Jan2: Winter Break

Jan 3: First day of classes for CCISD