Daily News for Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Daily News for Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Posted on 10/26/2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

 

Twitter! Clear Horizons is now on Twitter!  Follow us @HorizonsECHS and keep up with the latest Clear Horizons news!!

 

Attention Parents:  Would you like to be part of the magic of Clear Horizons?  We have some open seats on our Campus Instructional Improvement Council (CIIC) and would like your input!  The council usually meets on the second Friday of the month at 2:00 PM.  Join us and be part of the decision making at Clear Horizons ECHS!!  Interested?  Please contact Dr. Lemley at blemley@ccisd.net

 

Spirit Week: ATTENTION COYOTES!! Spirit Week/ Red Ribbon Week is almost here! Next week – Monday, October 24 – Friday, October 28 we are going to show our great coyote character by saying NO to drugs and dressing up!

World Wednesday: Wear cultural attire

Throwback Thursday: Wear clothes from your favorite decade!

Freedom Friday: Wear red!

All clothes must be school appropriate

 

Yearbook Photos:  Students, if you or your friends are dressing up this week, please take pictures and upload them to Image Share (job number 727997) to use in the yearbook!  Thank you!

 

GSA Club:  GSA club will meet TODAY Wednesday, October 26, from 3:30 until 4:30 in Rm. S-9-108 (Mrs. Zehentner's room).

 

Longhorn Project GASA Program:  Students, if you are interested in working with NASA engineers to learn about methods and participate in projects to:

  • enhance our food source
  • protect and enhance the endangered monarch or humming bird population
  • create art that beautifies the environment (at The Longhorn Project) and/ or
  • re-purpose waste to create energy and nutrient rich composting material

You may be interested in the GASA Program which stands for "Garden, Agriculture, Sustainability, and Arts". The GASA Program is part of The Longhorn Project at Johnson Space Center.  An informational meeting will be held for parents and students Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 10:00AM - 11:30AM at The Longhorn Project located at NASA JCS 2101 NASA Parkway, #129 Houston, TX 77058.  (Parents do not need to attend.) To register, please contact Mrs. Nylen (nnylen@ccisd.net) by TODAY Wednesday, October 27, 2016.  For more information on The Longhorn Project, visit the website: thelonghornproject.com

 

Fall Dance: Come one! Come all! Fall dance is hosted by the Student Council and will be held in the BQR Friday, October 28, from 7pm-9pm. Tickets will be sold Monday, October 24 – Friday, October 28. Cost is $5.00 during the week and $7.00 at the door on Friday.  The dance is mystery themed and will include a whodunit game! Please come in a school appropriate Halloween costume. Reminder – if you are planning on bringing someone who is not a student at Clear Horizons, you must pick up a Guest Form at the front office.  The form has to be signed by your guest’s school administrator and returned to Dr. Lemley BEFORE the end of the school day Friday.

 

Spanish Club:  Spanish club will be meeting Thursday, October 27, in Ms. Maldonado’s room from 3:30-4:30. Even if you have not attended any meetings yet this year, you are still welcome to join at any time!

 

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.  

 

Halloween:  This year Halloween (October 31) will occur on a Monday.  This is a friendly reminder to all students, Halloween costumes are not appropriate to wear to school.  Please be sure your attire is compliant with the CCISD student dress code.  The student dress code can be found on our website under the “For Parents” tab, the “For Students” tab or at the following link: http://chechs.ccisd.net/UserFiles/Servers/Server_655841/File/Dress%20Code%202016%202017.pdf  

 

Trick or Treat for Unicef:  Hey kids, did you know that #firstworldproblems isn’t just a catchy Twitter hashtag?  It’s also a statement on the plight of many people around the world compared to our problems.  Want to do something to help?  You can!  Trick or Treat for Unicef is a national campaign that combines TWO amazing activities: fundraising for those less fortunate than us and Trick or Treating!  Kids around the country will go trick or treat and, instead of asking for candy, they will ask for donations.  That money will be used to help save children’s lives in over 190 countries and territories through immunization, education, health care, nutrition, clean water and sanitation.  Like the idea but want the candy?  That’s ok too, through Monday, October 31, you’ll find decorative jugs in several classrooms where you can donate your loose change and help out those who need it the most.  Thanks!

 

PSAT:  All students in grades 9 – 11 will be taking the PSAT Wednesday, November 2.  All students will report to their regular Advisory class by 8:00 AM in order to begin the PSAT.

Get a good night’s rest and come ready to score high on this national exam!! 

 

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 until Thursday, November 3. Thank you for your generosity. 

 

Friday “A” Day:  Because of the PSAT exam day, Friday, November 4, will be a Friday, “A” Day.  Students will meet only “A” day classes.  All freshmen and sophomores will report to the BQR during the period in which they have a college class scheduled.

 

Senior College Visit:  The senior class will be visiting the University of Houston Friday, November 4

 

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.

 

Friday “B” Day:  Because of the Tuesday CCISD student holiday, Friday, November 11, will be a Friday, “B” Day.  Students will meet only “B” day classes.  All freshmen and sophomores will report to the BQR during the period in which they have a college class scheduled.

 

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.

 

Spanish Club Announcement:  Spanish club would like to showcase Cesar Chavez. A Mexican-American, born in Arizona, Cesar Chavez was a prominent civil rights activist, union leader and labor organizer. His experience as a migrant worker encouraged Chavez to found the National Farm Workers Association in 1962. One of his greatest works as activist was helping his union alongside the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee strike against grape growers in California. Chavez stressed nonviolent methods, and drew attention for his causes via boycotts, marches and hunger strikes. Chavez helped many unfairly treated Hispanic people to obtain and secure raises and improve conditions for farm workers in California, Texas, Arizona and Florida.

 

GSA Club Announcement:  October is LGBT History month and the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) club would like to showcase Harvey Milk, a politician and gay rights activist. Milk became the first openly gay person to be elected to a public office in 1977 in San Francisco. He fought against anti-gay legislation (such as a proposition targeting gay teachers) as well as anti-gay politicians. In order to do this, Milk called upon everyone in the LGBT+ community to come out and support the cause. Because of this, he received many death threats and hateful messages, which prompted him to create a series of recordings about fighting against prejudice to be released in case he was assassinated. Unfortunately, after less than a year in office, Harvey Milk was indeed assassinated. However, he still remains an inspiration to fight against prejudice. 

 

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:

 

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.

 

Run in the Park:  Hermann Park Conservancy is excited to announce this year's annual Run in the Park, Saturday, November 12.  Many volunteers are needed no matter your skills; we have a job for you!  Volunteers will be needed from 6am to 1pm. Volunteers tasks include manning the water station, setting up tables/tents for vendors, and directing runners/walkers along the route.  Sign up to be a part of the excitement. Groups, individuals, adults and youth/teens are welcome. For a Volunteer Request Form, please contact Diane Kerr, Director of Volunteer Programs, at volunteers@hermannpark.org. RSVP by November 10.

 Available shift(s):

6 am to 9:30 am – (35+ vol.) to Set-up tables, banners, supplies, and man Post Party

7 am to 10:30 am -- Run Marshalls (35+), Water Station (5 youth.); Post Party relief (15 vol.)

8am to 11:30 am --1K Kid’s Run (15+ vol.) then Clean-up (15+ vol.)

 

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 24-28: Red Ribbon Week and sprit dress up 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)