Daily News for Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Daily News for Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Posted on 01/11/2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


English I Benchmark Testing:  All students in English I will be taking the CCISD Benchmark test TODAY Wednesday, January 11.  All freshmen will report to the BQR first thing Wednesday morning to begin testing at 8:00 AM.  Students should plan to arrive early so the testing can begin immediately at 8:00 AM.  Please be advised, there will be no microwave for testers to use during lunch on the Benchmark day.


English II Benchmark Testing:  All students in English II will be taking the CCISD Benchmark test TOMORROW Thursday, January 12.  All sophomores will report to the BQR first thing Wednesday morning to begin testing at 8:00 AM.  Students should plan to arrive early so the testing can begin immediately at 8:00 AM.  Please be advised, there will be no microwave for testers to use during lunch on the Benchmark day.


Spanish Dance and Music:  Lovers of dance and music come join us this Thursday, January the 12, in Spanish Club where we will be learning about and practicing all forms of Spanish dance, and listening to all types of Spanish music in Ms. Maldonado's class. We will also be collecting sizes for our new Spanish Club shirts.


Attention film makers: the Clear Horizons Student Council annual Film Festival is fast approaching.  Students can pick up entry forms from Ms. Kahlich in 9.116 or 9.109 beginning January 17.  All films are due to Ms. Kahlich by January 25.  The Film Festival will take place Friday, January 27. 


Book Suggestions:  Have you recently read a great book and would recommend it to others?  Stop by the front desk in the office and get a snowflake to place on our Book Recommendation wall!!  Maybe you’ll find your next great read listed when you place your snowflake!


College Textbooks for the Spring Semester:  All students will receive SJC textbooks for the Spring semester in the coming week, according to the schedule below.  Students should plan to bring an extra bag or backpack to keep all their textbooks in, upperclassmen especially. 





9th Grade

Mon 1/9

Hum Geo

10th Grade

Tues 1/10


11th Grade

Wed 1/11



Thurs 1/12

All Day


Fri 1/13

Senior Class


Intersession Schedule:  When we return we will be on Intersession Schedule TODAY Monday, January 9 through Thursday, January 12.  Students will attend all “A” day classes and all “B” day classes every Monday – Thursday during Intersession.  Please see the schedule below:

January 9 – 12

(Fridays will be our regular 8-period Friday Schedule)


8:00 – 8:35

1st Period (A1)

8:40 – 9:20

2nd Period (A2)

9:25 – 10:05

3rd Period (A3)

10:10 – 10:50

4th Period (A4)

10:55 – 11:35


11:40 – 12:20

5th Period (B5)

12:25 – 1:05

6th Period (B6)

1:10 – 1:50

7th Period (B7)

1:55 – 2:35

8th Period (B8)

2:40 – 3:20

Buses depart at 3:25 PM

Freshmen and Sophomores will report to the BQR anytime a college class or open period occurs on their schedules. 


Closed Campus:  This is a reminder that Clear Horizons ECHS is a closed campus, just as all other CCISD schools.  Students must remain on campus throughout the school day.  Students who have the privilege of signing out may do so for official school business only.  Juniors may not sign out during college classes on the above intersession schedule unless the reason is official school business.


VSA:  Vietnamese Student Association will be holding a meeting TODAY Tuesday January 10 in Ms. Maldonado’s room from 3:30-4:30 to work on final touches for the Lunar New Year Festival, everyone is welcome to join.


MSA:  Clear Horizons MSA (Muslim Student Association), is having a meeting in the BQR Thursday, January 12, after school from 3:30 to 4:30. We will be discussing the MIST competitions available, team names, and future MIST registration. Our Logo submissions are due January 12 as well. Everyone and anyone is welcome, and snacks will be provided.


Math Club/Math Contest: Students interested in competing at the free UH Math Contest on Saturday January 28, MUST pick up and complete a permission slip signed by their parents.  Completed permission slips are due back to Mrs. Hampton  NO LATER THAN Wednesday January 25 by 3:20pm.



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, January 12 – Clear Lake Intermediate School

Tuesday, January 17 – Bayside Intermediate School

Thursday, January 19 – Victory Lakes Intermediate School

Tuesday, January 24 – Brookside Intermediate School

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!!


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:


Please see Mrs. Nylen.


Upcoming Events:


Jan 10: Sophomore books distributed

Jan 11: High School Late Arrival Day (Clear Horizons does not participate)

Jan 11: Junior books distributed

Jan 12: Absentee books distributed

Jan 13: Senior books distributed

Jan 11: Benchmark English I

Jan 12: Benchmark English II

Jan 12: Student/Parent information night CLIS

Jan 16: Student Holiday

Jan 17: SJC Classes begin

Jan 17: Student/Parent information night Bayside

Jan 19: Student/Parent information night VLIS

Jan 20: Friday “A” Day

Jan 24: Student/Parent information night Brookside

Jan 27: VSA Lunar Celebration