Daily News for Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Daily News for Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Posted on 10/05/2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016


Picture Retakes:  School picture retakes are scheduled for TODAY 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 TODAY 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 TOMORROW 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 TOMORROW 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.


Spanish Club T-Shirt Contest:  Spanish Club is holding a t-shirt designing contest for the Spanish club shirt. Designs need to be created digitally. You must submit your design to Ms. Maldonado by Wednesday, October 12 in order to be considered for the contest. The winner will win a free t-shirt and a sombrero. Suerte!


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!


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:


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


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:

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)