Daily News for Thursday, September 29, 2016

Daily News for Thursday, September 29, 2016
Posted on 09/29/2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016


CCISD Student Holiday:  CCISD students will have a school holiday TOMORROW Friday, September 30.  As there are no college classes on Fridays, Clear Horizons students will be able to enjoy a three day weekend!


CCEF Dine Out to Donate!  The Clear Creek Education Foundation is holding the annual Dine Out to Donate again this year Monday, October 3!!  Please plan on dining out at one of the fabulous locations listed on the flyer located on our website under the for parents tab.  The flyer can be found at the following link: http://chechs.ccisd.net/UserFiles/Servers/Server_655841/File/Dine%20Out%20to%20Donate%20-%20Vertical%20Flier.png

The school with the highest participation wins $1,000, so go out and get some great food and help Horizons win big CCEF Money!!


Yearbook Club:  The Yearbook Club will meet Tuesday, October 4, in Room 9.266 at 3:30.  We are looking for an artist for our cover.  The theme is "Work in Progress".  See Mrs. Hampton if you are interested.


Picture Retakes:  School picture retakes are scheduled for Wednesday, October 5, from 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM.  Students who need retakes must get a pass from their 1st or 2nd period teacher to go to the Side BQR for retakes.  Seniors must go during Advisory or before 11:30.  Ladies are asked to wear a tank under their clothing to wear under an off the shoulder drape and guys are asked to wear a t-shirt so the tux will fit nicely.  This is the last chance to get a picture for the yearbook and the last chance for seniors to be on the class composite photo that will hang in the office.


CCISD Financial Aid Night:  Financial Aid Night will be held Wednesday, October 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Clear Springs HS Commons.  Information will be presented regarding scholarships, financial aid, and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


Math Club:  The Math Club will meet Thursday, October 6, in Room 9.266 at 3:30.  If you want to compete in the American Mathematics Competition (75 minute test) on February 7, you must be a member of the Math Club!


Robotics:  Interested in the CCISD high school F.I.R.S.T. robotics team, The Robonauts?  If so, come to our information meeting Thursday, October 6, at 3:30pm in room S9.116. In the meantime, check out our website: ccisdrobonauts.org !  See you at the meeting!


Freshman Service Learning Trip:  The Freshman Class will be taking a service learning trip to the Houston Food Bank Friday, October 7.  Students are asked to wear a Clear Horizons Shirt so our group is easily recognizable.


Sophomore Service Learning Trip:  The Sophomore Class will be taking a service learning trip to Armand Bayou Nature Center Friday, October 7Students must wear long pants.  Other items and clothing are Clear Horizons t-shirt, close-toed shoes, dress for the weather, garden gloves, hats or hair securing devices, bug spray, and sunscreen.  We will be outdoors the entire time so you may want to bring plenty of water and a snack.


Senior Class Car Wash:  Clear Horizons Class of 2017 is having a Car Wash!! Get your car washed and donate to the senior class Saturday, October 15, from 9:00AM – 1:00 PM.  The car wash will be held in the Riley’s Donuts parking lot, located at 2407 W Parkwood Ave., Friendswood.  Come grab a donut while we wash your car!


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! 


National Hispanic Heritage Month: Spanish Club would like to inform you that September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18. Hispanics Heritage Month is from September 15- October 15 and we will be announcing important people and events that effected/effect over 53 million Hispanics in the US.

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:


Baseball Tournament:  Volunteers needed on Sunday, October 2, from 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM for a Baseball Tournament Fundraiser at the League City Sports Plex.  Volunteer duties would consist of, concession, field prep, and any other duties needed.  If you are interested, please email Lisa Lewis-Novominsky at slewis7070@aol.com.


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:

Saturday, October 15, Galveston Causeway, 5:30 AM – 11:00 AM

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.


Space Center Rotary Shrimporee 2016:  The Rotary Club of Space Center is hosting the 2016 Shrimporee Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the Landolt Pavilion at Clear Lake Park.  To volunteer to work the Shrimporee you must use SignUp.com:

  1. Click the link to see the SignUp at SignUp.com:  http://signup.com/go/a13PDK
  2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
  3. Sign up!  It’s easy! You will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone.  If you prefer not to  use your email address, please contact Jorge Hernandez (281-283-9330) and he will assist your sign up manually.


Park to Port Bike Ride:  Volunteers will be needed to help with set up, direct participants along the routes and cheer! The ride will take place October 15, 2016.  The 20-mile ride will start in Hermann Park and travel east along the Bayou Greenway trail on Brays Bayou to the Port of Houston.  To volunteer please contact Dianne Kerr at volunteer@hermannpark.org


KBR Kids Day on Buffalo Bayou:  City ArtWorks, a local Houston non-profit that offers affordable after-school art programs, summer camps, and studio classes are looking for volunteers to help run our booth at the 10th Annual KBR Kids Day on Buffalo Bayou. The date is Saturday October 15 from 9:00am-4:00pm

Students can come for the full day, or, in shifts: 

9:00am - 10:30am (setup)

11:00am-1:00pm (booth management)

1:00pm-3:00pm (booth management)

3:00-4:00 (take-down)

Students will help manage booth visitors who will be participating in arts projects and/or also help with the set up/clean up process depending on the time they can devote.

If interested, please contact Ms. Bowen at marketing@cityworks.org

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



Upcoming Events:

September 30:  CCISD student holiday

October 3:  CCEF Dine Out to Donate

October 5:  School Picture retakes

October 5: CCISD Financial Aid Night (Clear Springs HS)

October 7: Freshmen Service Learning trip to Houston Food Bank

October 7: Sophomore Service Learning trip to Armand Bayou Nature Center

October 14: Junior Service Learning trip to Galveston State Park

October 15: Senior Class Car Wash

October 23-28: Red Ribbon Week

October 28: Fall Dance (STUCO)