Weekly News for Friday, October 14, 2016
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:
- 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
- Whataburger for donating a “Burger of the Year” package for auction ($291)
- Panera Bread at 155 El Dorado Blvd in Webster for donating pastries to our Naviance Parent Night ($174)
- Mr. Coby Chilcoat of Rudy’s BBQ for donating delicious BBQ on teacher appreciation day
- Ms. Karen Mendoza of Walgreens on Scarsdale for donating bottled water and soda drinks.
- Hand & Stone Massage and Spa – 50 minute massage certificate (Thank you Heena!)
- Mr. Rick Tyra of Walgreens on Space Center Blvd. for donating bottled water.
- Ms. Tayla of Starbucks on El Dorado Blvd. for donating two coffee travelers.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line, place the message: “ATTN: Community Fundraising Chairperson.”
Way to go!!! Our 11th grade students completed their service learning trips this past Friday at Galveston State Park. Students learned about dune ecology, tidal life, and the preservation of our natural beaches. They also helped clean the beach at the park! We appreciate the hospitality of Galveston State Park officials and are very proud of all the hard work our students completed! Way to go Coyotes!!!
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.
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 from Monday, October 17 to Thursday, November 3. Thank you for your generosity.
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:
August 31 – Summer Service Learning Hours Due (Any hours accumulated over the summer should be turned in by this date.)
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:
Report Cards: Report cards will be posted/distributed Thursday, October 20. Please review these important documents with your student.
Refugee Hygiene Drive: We are looking for donations of new, unopened deodorant, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and shaving cream. A donation box will be in the front office from Monday, October 17 to Thursday, November 3. Thank you for your generosity.
Late Arrival Day: Wednesday, October 26, 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 Dance: Student Council will host the Fall Dance Friday, October 28, in the Banquet Room.