Weekly News for Friday, November 18, 2016

Weekly News for Friday, November 18, 2016
Posted on 11/18/2016

Weekly News for Friday, November 18, 2016


Happy Thanksgiving!!!!  We hope you all have a safe and happy break!




We have so many great partners in the community who support Clear Horizons and we want to take a moment to recognize them!!


BIG THANKYOU to the community, local businesses, and parents who make so much possible each year at CHECHS with their tax deductible donations to our Booster Club:

  • Arlan’s Market
  • Justiz Family $500


*The Booster Club uses these generous donations for scholarships, fees, college tours, special events and other things NOT funded by the school district. It also allows students to focus on studies and not on fundraising.  If you would be interested in making a donation or need more information, please contact us at chechs@live.com.  In the subject line, place the message:  “ATTN: Community Fundraising Chairperson.”


Transportation Alert!  There are two more CCISD holidays in November where SJC will still be holding classes.  Monday and Tuesday, 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 21 and 22.


Yearbook:  Yearbooks are currently for sale for $30 on balfour.com.  The price will increase to $35 on January 1. You may also pay cash or check, payable to CHECHS, to Mrs. Hampton in Room 9.266.  On balfour.com, you may also purchase ads that you design yourself ($20) and order nameplates and other extras for your yearbook.  Deadline for the extras is December 31.  Order yours today!


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:


December 9 – Fall Service Learning Hours Due (Any hours accumulated throughout the Fall semester should be turned in by this date.)


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:

CCISD Student Holidays:  All CCISD students will have a week long holiday celebrating Thanksgiving from Monday, November 21 – Friday, November 25.  Unfortunately for Horizons students SJC courses will still meet Monday, November 21 and Tuesday, November 22There will be no CCISD transportation Monday or Tuesday.  Students must find their own transportation to and from school.


Future Happenings:


No Treat Until It’s Complete:  Seniors should have college applications complete by Thursday, December 1.  Friday, December 2 we will celebrate them with our annual treat day!!


SJC Exam Week:  San Jacinto College will have exam week December 5 – 9.  Please check the SJC Exam Schedule for details on your exam.


CCISD Exam Week:  Clear Horizons will have semester exams December 12 – 15.  Semester exams will be given on the following days:

Monday, December 12 – Periods 1 & 2

Tuesday, December 13 – Periods 5 & 6

Wednesday, December 14 – Periods 3 & 4

Thursday, December 15 – Periods 7 & 8