Weekly News for Friday, November 4, 2016

Weekly News for Friday, November 4, 2016
Posted on 11/04/2016

Weekly News for Friday, November 4, 2016

 

Congratulations!  Congratulations to Rayhan S., who competed this past Saturday at Carnegie Vanguard’s Mu Alpha Theta math competition. Rayhan placed 9th in Calculator Applications, 6th in the Mathematics competition for a medal, and 2nd in Number Sense, earning a trophy!  Way to go!!!

 

BIG THANKYOU!

 

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:

  • Ms. Karen Mendoza of Walgreens on Scarsdale for donating bottled water for student appreciation day
  • Shell Women In Finance Together $2500
  • Dr. Sra Dermatology $1500
  • Arlan’s Market $500
  • Justiz Family $500
  • HEB $200 Gift Card for Student Appreciation Day
  • Panera Bread Company for donating a “Bagel of the Year” Certificate for auction

 

*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.”

 

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

 

Generation Texas Week:  Clear Creek ISD will celebrate Generation Texas Week NEXT WEEK, November 7-11. This is a time to encourage students to explore their future options with college or career education, no matter what grade level, and also provide support and motivation to seniors who are applying to college and for financial aid this school year.

 

November Calendar Alert!  There are three CCISD holidays in November where SJC will still be holding classes.  Tuesday, 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.

 

College and Career Fair: CCISD will host the annual College and Career Fair at the Education Village (Clear Falls High School) Wednesday, November 9, from 6-8 p.m. Click here for the current list of colleges and employers attending.

 

Progress Reports: The first Progress Report of the 2nd nine weeks will be posted/distributed Thursday, November 10.  Please discuss this important report with your student.

 

Parent Information Night:  Clear Horizons will host a Parent Information Night Tuesday, November 15, focused on Supporting your Student.  We will meet in room S1.113 (Building 1 is the new Science Building).  Topics will include a how parents can stay informed on their students’ status in SJC courses, along with a review of available tools, such as a GPA calculator, degree plan analyzer, etc.  We will also hear from an expert in the field of adolescent stress & anxiety.  She will review common symptoms and provide suggestions on how parents can support students who experience stress or anxiety. 

 

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!

 

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.

 

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:

Generation Texas Week:  Clear Creek ISD will celebrate Generation Texas Week November 7-11. This is a time to encourage students to explore their future options with college or career education, no matter what grade level, and also provide support and motivation to seniors who are applying to college and for financial aid this school year.

 

CCISD Student Holiday:  All students in CCISD will have a holiday Tuesday, November 8.  Unfortunately for Horizons students SJC courses will still meet.  There will be no CCISD transportation Tuesday, November 8.  Students must find their own transportation to and from school.

 

College and Career Fair: CCISD will host the annual College and Career Fair at the Education Village (Clear Falls High School) Wednesday, November 9, from 6-8 p.m. Click here for the current list of colleges and employers attending.

 

Progress Reports: The first Progress Report of the 2nd nine weeks will be posted/distributed Thursday, November 10.  Please discuss this important report with your student.

 

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.

 

Senior Service Learning Trip:  The senior Class will be taking a service learning trip to Hermann Park Friday, November 11.  Students should have the following for the trip:  Clear Horizons t-shirt, close-toed shoes, dress for the weather (could be chilly – wear layers) NO short shorts, hats or hair securing devices, and sunscreen.  We will be outdoors the entire time so you may want to bring plenty of water and a snack

 

Future Happenings:

 

Parent Information Night:  Clear Horizons will host a Parent Information Night Tuesday, November 15, focused on Supporting your Student.  We will meet in room S1.113 (Building 1 is the new Science Building).  Topics will include a how parents can stay informed on their students’ status in SJC courses, along with a review of available tools, such as a GPA calculator, degree plan analyzer, etc.  We will also hear from an expert in the field of adolescent stress & anxiety.  She will review common symptoms and provide suggestions on how parents can support students who experience stress or anxiety. 

 

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.

 

Fall Field Day:  The Clear Horizons annual Fall Field Day will be held Friday, November 18!  There will be games and fun for all!!!  Students should plan on being outside the entire time, weather permitting.  In case of inclement weather, we will move the field day indoors.

 

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.