Daily News for Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Daily News for Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Posted on 10/18/2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Report Cards:  Report cards for the first nine weeks will be posted/distributed Thursday, October 20.  Parents and students should review this important document.

Business Professionals of America (BPA):  All students interested in joining Business Professionals of America must get Ms. Kahlich their $40.00 in state and national dues by Friday, October 28.  Ms. Kahlich can be found in either 9.109 or 9.116 to drop off your dues.  

Refugee Hygiene Drive:  While it's easy not to think about applying deodorant or brushing your teeth, many people who have grown up in refugee camps have never done either of these. In an effort to better communicate and facilitate American hygiene, Refugee Resettlement is beginning to give out hygiene kits to its new clients. We are looking for donations of new, unopened deodorant, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and shaving cream to provide them with. A donation box will be in the front office from until Thursday, November 3. Thank you for your generosity. 


November Calendar Alert!  There are three CCISD holidays in November where SJC will still be holding classes.  November 8 is a CCISD student holiday, but SJC will hold regular 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 8, 21 and 22.


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.


Medical Club:  The Clear Horizons Medical Club will have a new meeting date this year! The new meeting days will be every 3rd Tuesday of each month. There is an upcoming meeting next Tuesday, October 18, at 3:30 in Room S9.116. Hope to see you there!


National Hispanic Heritage Month: This week Spanish club would like to showcase Sandra Cisneros, a Chicago born Mexican American, who has been a great influence in Hispanic American history. Her contributions to literature include various poems and novels. The House on Mango Street is her best known work that has earned various awards and has been translated into 20 languages. Most of her work deals with topics such as feminism, religion, poverty, and oppression in mainstream society.   Her work has been influential and inspirational to countless people, especially the Hispanic community.


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:


Family Promise Gala:  The first Annual Gala will be held Saturday, October 22, at South East Church of Christ 2400 W. Bay Area Blvd. at 6:00 PM. About 20-25 volunteers are needed to serve the plates and fill drink glasses.  Please contact Elizabeth Quigley - elizabeth.quigley@carnesfuneralhome.com for more information.


Baywind Village Annual Halloween Carnival:  The Baywind Village Halloween Carnival is lokoing for volunteers to set up stations, run food booths, run game booths & inflatables, help residents hands out candy, clean up. Volunteer shifts: 12-1:30, 1:30-2:30, 2:30-3:30, 3:30-4:30.  The carnival will take place Sunday, October 30, at 411 Alabama Ave. League City, 77573.  If interested, please e-mail: activities@baywindvillagecare.net


Whitcomb Elementary Fall Festival:  Whitcomb Elementary PTA is having the annual fall festival Saturday, November 5, and would love to have some Clear Horizons students' help. Volunteers are need to help set up the afternoon before, Friday, November 4, from 4pm-6pm and the day of the festival, Saturday, November 5, from 11am- 5:30pm.  Students may volunteer for as little or as long as they want within these time frames. Upon arriving, students will need to check in at the volunteer table and find out what area they are needed. Once they have completed their service, they can check out and receive their confirmation of volunteer service letter.  Please contact Kerriann Kievit at whitcombpta1vp@gmail.com with the hours you would like to volunteer.


Clear Lake Community Fall Festival:  The Clear Lake Community Association, 16511 Diana Lane, Houston  is seeking 10-12 volunteers for their Fall Festival on Saturday, November 5, from 10am -2pm.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Ana Medlin at amedlin@clcca.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


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:


October 20:  Report Cards are Posted/Distributed

October 20:  Greene Elementary 40th Anniversary Bash 5 – 6 PM

October 23-28: Red Ribbon Week

October 28: Fall Dance (STUCO)

November 2: PSAT for grades 9 – 11

November 4: Friday “A” Day

November 4: Seniors Visit UH

November 8: CCISD Holiday (SJC Classes will still meet)

November 10: Report Cards Posted/Distributed

November 10: Parent Night

November 11: Seniors Service Learning Trip Hermann Park

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)