Weekly News for Friday, January 20, 2017

Weekly News for Friday, January 20, 2017
Posted on 01/20/2017

Weekly News for Friday, January 20, 2017

 

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.

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. 

 

Congratulations!!  Congratulations to the CHECHS Business Professionals of America team who competed at Regional Competition on Saturday, January 14 in Huffman, Texas.  They performed extremely well, and Ms. Kahlich is proud of all competitors.

Results:

Tayyab B. - medal winner - State alternate in Video Production team

Talha H. - medal winner - State alternate in Video Production team

Sarah E. - medal winner - State qualifier - Small Business Management Team

Annie F. - medal winner - State qualifier - Small Business Management Team

Ian G. - medal winner - State qualifier - Economic Research Team

Aline L. - medal winner - State qualifier - Economic Research Team

Kassandra L. - dual medal winner - State qualifier in both Small Business Management Team and Business Law & Ethics

Sidney J. - dual medal winner - State qualifier in both Small Business Management and Human Resources Management

Madeeha H. - dual medal winner - State qualifier in both Economic Research Team and Advanced Spreadsheet Application.

Open Events:

Aline L. - 4th place - Accounting

Madeeha H. - 1st place - Accounting

Ian G. - 5th place - Financial Mathematics

All state qualifiers will compete in Dallas, Texas, March 1-4.  We wish them luck on their journey toward Nationals in Orlando, Fl.

 

 

Congratulations!!  The Science Fair Club is proud to announce 7 winners of the CCISD District Science Fair!

Saad N., 1st place - Engineering: Materials/Bioengineering 9th grade Division

Rayhan S., 1st place - Engineering: Electrical/Mechanical 9th grade Division

Haley G., 2nd place - Engineering: Electrical/Mechanical 9th grade Division

Neha S., 4th place - Biochemistry/Microbiology Senior Division

Adam C., 1st place – Plant Sciences Senior Division

Jennifer N. and Maiah J., Honorable Mention - 9/Sr. Teams: Life Science Division

 We would like to also congratulate Adam C. as a 13 year science fair contestant, Saad N. as a 10 year contestant, and Sharon S. as a 5 year contestant!

 

Congratulations!!  Congratulations to the following students who have received acceptance letters to the institution of their choice:

 

Name

College

Adam C.

Texas A&M, UTSA, University of Houston, UHCL

Alejandra A.

Sam Houston State University

Allison D.

University of Houston

Andrew H.

University of Texas Dallas

Arelie F.

University of Houston

Barbara P.

Texas State University

Brooke B.

University of Texas Permian Basin, University of Houston

Chase C.

Texas A&M, UTSA, UT Dallas, University of Houston

Cooper R.

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Daisy T.

University of Houston

Elizabeth Q.

University of Houston, University of Houston-Clear Lake

Emily S.

University of Texas Dallas

Evan C.

University of Houston

Imran S.

Baylor, Texas Tech, University of Houston

Jacqueline F.

Texas Woman’s University, UT Dallas, University of Houston

Jane B.

Colorado State University, University of Houston

Jennifer D.

Texas A&M University, University of Texas Dallas

Jerry W.

Lamar University, UTSA, University of Houston (Honors College)

Kathy N.

Houston Baptist, Lamar, UT Arlington, University of Houston

Kenneth T.

Texas Tech University, University of Texas Dallas

Keziah A.

Houston Baptist, UTSA, UH, UHCL, UH Downtown

Leif S.

Texas State University, Texas Tech University, University of New Mexico

Megan P.

Texas A&M, Texas Tech, University of Texas Austin

Michelle K.

Duke University, University of Texas Austin, University of Houston

Monique V.

University of Dallas

Omayr I.

University of Texas Dallas, University of Houston, University of St. Thomas

Orlando B.

Texas Tech University, University of North Texas

Paola Z.

UTSA, University of Houston, University of Louisiana

Rebecca N.

Baylor University, Texas A&M, University of Texas Austin, UTSA

Sarah S.

University of Texas Austin

Sarah D.

Lamar University, Texas Southern University, Texas Tech, UTSA

Shahrukh L.

University of Houston-Clear Lake

Sharyn B.

Sam Houston State, Stephen F. Austin, UTSA, UH, UHCL

Sofia S.

Texas Woman’s University, University of Texas SA, University of Houston

Steven L.

University of Houston

Timothy S.

Lamar University, Texas Woman’s University, University of Houston

Trish H.

Texas A&M, University of Texas Austin, University of Houston

Trung N.

University of Houston

Vy T.

University of Texas Austin

 

 

Attention film makers: the Clear Horizons Student Council annual Film Festival is fast approaching.   All films are due to Ms. Kahlich by January 25.  The Film Festival will take place Friday, January 27. 

 

Talent Show:  Talent Show auditions start Monday, January 23 and end February 3. They are Monday-Friday during lunch in the side BQR. Acts should be no more than 4 minutes long. The Talent Show is Friday, February 10, at 7pm in the Proscenium. You MUST be available for rehearsal on Wednesday February 8, OR Thursday February 9, from 3:30-5 to participate.

 

Talent Show Hosts:  We need HOSTS for the Talent Show.  Would you be interested in announcing the acts? Please see Mrs. Hampton or email her at champton@ccisd.net by Tuesday January 31.

 

VSA:  The Lunar Festival is coming soon. Vietnamese Club meeting Tuesday, January 24, 2017 in Ms. Maldonado’s room from 3:30 – 4:30 PM. We will complete any last tasks necessary to be ready for our festival on Friday. Hope to see you there!

 

PSAT Results Information Webinar – CCISD will host a PSAT results information webinar Wednesday, January 25, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. 

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding your PSAT results.
  • PSAT scores for the National Merit Scholarship.
  • Preparing for the SAT and ACT using Method Test Prep, the test prep service CCISD makes available to all CCISD students for FREE.

Register for the webinar here - http://prep.methodtestprep.com/ccisd-psat

Can’t attend live? Register anyway to receive a recording of the webinar.

                                                                     

CCISD Interview Night:  CCISD will be hosting an Auxiliary Open Interview Night, Thursday, January 26, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at

Challenger Columbia Field House

1955 W. Nasa Blvd., Webster, TX  77598

Interviews will be held for Maintenance, Transportation, and Child Nutrition positions

For more information, please call (281)284-0150.

 

VSA Lunar New Year Festival:  Happy new year! Vietnamese Student Association is hosting a Lunar New Year Festival! Join us Friday, January 27, in the BQR from 6 – 9PM to celebrate the year of the rooster. Enjoy a Vietnamese dinner while you’re there! There will also be games, crafts, and activities. Cultural attire of any heritage encouraged. Buy your tickets from Ms. Maldonado for $5 Monday-Friday or for $7 at the door.

 

Spanish Club T-Shirt:  If you would like to order the Spanish Club t-shirt, please stop by Maldonado’s room to pick up an order form. Shirts will cost $10. The order form and money are due to Maldonado by Monday January 30.

 

Late Arrival Day: Wednesday, February 1, 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.

 

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/.

 

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:

 

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! 

 

Advisory: Advisory class begins at 8:00 AM Monday through Friday.  Students who arrive after 8:00 AM MUST report to the office to check into school, regardless of their arrival time throughout the day.  The only time a student may report directly to class is to advisory class at 8:00 AM. 

 

Service Learning:  Service learning hours should be submitted to a basket in the office where students can turn in hours at any point in the year.  To help students stay organized with Service Learing Hours, we have suggested due dates for the summer and fall semester:

 

The absolute final due date for all Service Learning hours to be submitted is:

March 31 – All Service Learning Hours (at least 20 hours) must be turned in by this date.

 

As service learning is a key aspect of our mission at Clear Horizons, students who do not meet the 20 hour requirement will meet with Clear Horizons administration to explain the deficit.  Students who refuse to meet the requirement will be returned to their zoned campus.

 

Dress Code:  Clear Horizons follows the CCISD dress code.  The student dress code can be found on our website under the “For Parents” tab or the “For Students” tab.  http://chechs.ccisd.net/UserFiles/Servers/Server_655841/File/Dress%20Code%202016%202017.pdf

 

Late Bus:  Clear Horizons provides a late bus that runs every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:00 PM.  The Late Bus began running this Tuesday, August 31.  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.

 

 

 

The Week Ahead:

 

8th Grade Student/Parent Information Night:  Clear Horizons will hold 8th grade Student/Parent information nights Tuesday, January 24, at Brookside Intermediate School at 6:00 PM.  If you know an 8th grade student who might be interested in attending Clear Horizons, please have them stop by one of our information sessions!

 

Report Cards:  Report cards will be posted/distributed Thursday, January 26.  Please review these important documents with your student.

 

Film Festival:  Clear Horizons Student Council is hosting the annual Film Festival Friday, January 27!

 

VSA Lunar Celebration:  The VSA is hosting a dance celebrating the lunar New Year Friday, January 27, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.

 

Future Happenings:

 

Late Arrival Day: Wednesday, February 1, 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.