Daily News for Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Daily News for Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Posted on 02/07/2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


Happy National School Counselor Week!


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. 


VASE:  Congratulations to all students who participated in VASE this past weekend!!  Congratulations to Eman B., Briana G., Skylar G., Sophia L., Alexandra L., Mireya P., Matthew R., Eleanor t., and Caroline U. who all medaled at the competition!!  Additionally, Matthew R. and Carline U. will be moving on to state!!!  Way to go!!


An Announcement From Student Council:  This week, Student Council would like to remember Barbara Jordan. Barbara Jordan grew up right here in Houston and was the first black woman elected to the Texas state senate and the first black Texan in Congress. Ms. Jordan did amazing things in her career such as working on legislation that advocated for women’s rights to being a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. Throughout her career, she was recognized by many presidents for her outstanding work, even being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (the country’s highest civilian honor) by Bill Clinton. Barbara Jordan broke barriers even in her death as she was the first African-American to be buried in the Texas State Cemetery. This week, let us remember and be inspired by Ms. Barbara Jordan for her work and her ability to overcome many obstacles.


Valentine Treats:  Student Council will be selling special Valentine Candy for $1.50 from February 6-10.  Valentine's will be delivered to your special someone on Tuesday, February 14.  Send your special someone, a friend, a family or staff member a kind thought for Valentine's Day.  Ms. Kahlich will be selling the candy before school, during lunch, and after school in 9.109 and the BQR. 


American Mathematics Competition:  American Mathematics Contest (AMC 10/ AMC 12) is TODAY Tuesday, February 7, in room 9.116.  Please be seated in the room by 3:30.  Good luck to all participants.


Talent Show:  Talent Show tickets are on sale in the BQR at lunch for $5.  At the door, tickets are $7.  Talent Show is Friday, February 10, at 7:00 p.m. in the Proscenium.

Lost and Found:  Have you lost something?  Wondering where that jacket or lunch box went?  It may have been lost and found and placed in the front office lost and found!  Please check this week for items you may be missing.  After this Friday, February 10, the lost and found will be emptied and the contents will be donated or thrown out.


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!!


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:


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!! 


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/




Upcoming Events:


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!