Daily News for Monday, February 12, 2018

Daily News for Monday, February 12, 2018
Posted on 02/12/2018

Monday, February 12, 2018


Caring – Be kind to others.


Clear Horizons ECHS is a closed campus, as are all CCISD campuses.  Because we are a closed campus, all visitors must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. All visitors must check in at the front office and receive a visitors badge
  2. All visitors must be here for official school business

No person is to be in Clear Horizons areas or with Clear Horizons students unless they have been through the proper channels.  Students MAY NOT invite friends from other schools or acquaintances they have met socially to visit our school, regardless of our location on a college campus.  Persons caught on campus who do not have official business with SJC or Clear Horizons will be reported to the police. 


5 Places:  Students who have a cancelled college class or an open period may be in the following places on campus when not in class:

  1. Building 9 in a classroom with a teacher
  2. The Student Center
  3. The Library
  4. The ILC
  5. The Green Space between the 4 buildings

Students may not be in any other area (including building 7 or 8) when not in class.  The safety of our students is our utmost concern; therefore, these 5 monitored areas are the only areas students (regardless of grade level) may be when not in class.


Vietnamese Student Association: Vietnamese Student Association will be meeting TODAY Monday, February 12, in Ms. Maldonado’s room from 3:30-4:30. We will be doing the final preparations for the upcoming Lunar Festival and hope that all members will be present to assist.


Book Club: Do you like to read and talk about books? The first meeting of the Clear Horizons Book Club is TOMORROW Tuesday, February 13, at 3:30 in room S9.120.


GSA: GSA will meet TOMORROW Tuesday, February 13, in room 116 from 3:30-4:30. Come for socializing, food, and fun.


MSA:  MSA will meet TOMORROW Tuesday, February 13, 3:30 pm in the BQR.  If you’re participating in the international festival then please make every effort to attend.


8th Grade Student/Parent Information Night:  Horizons will be conducting the final 8th Grade Student/Parent Information Night TOMORROW Tuesday, February 13, at Clear Horizons ECHS (SJC South Bldg 11).


MSA International Day:  Clear Horizons family!  Make plans to attend our first annual International Festival Thursday, February 15, from 5:00-6:30 pm. in the BQR.  There will be games, henna tattoos international music, and samples of delicious food from various countries!  Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the door.  Proceeds will benefit local hurricane relief efforts. Tickets will be sold during lunch starting Thursday, February 8.  See you all there!


American Mathematics Competition: The American Mathematics Competition is Thursday, February 15, in Room 9.116 from 3:25-4:45p.m.  The late bus will not leave without you if you are taking the test.  Advisory teachers or math teachers have your answer document and you must fill in your name, address, etc (everything except your answers and your signature).  Do not keep your answer sheet, but return it completed to your teacher so it is available on test day.  Bring a pencil to the test, and GOOD LUCK!


Textbook Update:  Any textbooks not yet provided are on order with the SJC Bookstore and students will be notified of their availability via Naviance; therefore, all students should ensure they have added a working email address to their Naviance account.  If your professor is requesting a text other than what you were provided, you should speak to Ms. Hubenak as soon as possible as Clear Horizons will not purchase textbooks after February 16th.


Student Council presents "Sweet Sundae Social": Please join us on Friday, February 16, to celebrate Valentine's Day at Clear Horizons with the "Sweet Sundae Social!" It will take place in the BQR from 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. You can purchase tickets from Mr. McGoldrick in room S.9.100 for $5. We will be providing iced cream, sundae toppings, other various desserts and salty snacks; and we will be playing games and having fun! 


Course Selection: Course Selection for the 2018/2019 school is currently underway. Students are asked to input their requests for high school courses into Skyward and return their course selection cards by Monday, February 19.


On the Road for a Reason:  It’s time for the annual On the Road for a Reason Fun Run/Walk and Car Show benefitting the Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families!  The Fun Run/Walk will take place Saturday, March 3, at Clear View High School, beginning at 8:00 a.m.  This is the only Houston-area run that goes over the NASA Bypass!  The Car Show will take place Sunday, March 4, at CCISD Challenger Columbia Stadium from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.  For more information go to http://www.ontheroadforareason.net/


Got talent? The 2018 Talent Show is on Thursday, March 29, in the Proscenium. If you would like to take the stage, auditions are beginning on March 5-9 during lunch in the side BQR. Additional auditions will be held March 19-23. You must be available for rehearsals Tuesday or Wednesday 3/27 or 3/28 after school in the Proscenium. See junior Patty M. or Mrs. Hampton for more information.


Do You Write?:  Journalism Club is looking for short stories, poems, essays, and memoirs to publish in their newsletter. If you have written something this year you would like to submit for consideration, please email a typed copy to horizons.journalism@gmail.com


Copy Room Paper:  Students must supply their own paper to the printer room. Paper may be purchased for $.01 per sheet (a penny per page) at the front desk in the main office.


Clear Horizons Shirts:  We still have Clear Horizons Coyote shirts available for purchase in the front office.  Short sleeve and women’s V-neck shirts are $15, long sleeve shirts are $20.  Buy yours today while supplies last!


Yearbooks:  Yearbooks are on sale now!  Order online at balfour.com or pay cash/check PAYABLE to CHECHS to Mrs. Hampton in 9.268.  Price is $35 from January 1 – April 30.  From May 1st until books sell out, books cost $40.  Order yours today!


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

March 29 – 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.


Late Bus:  Clear Horizons provides a late bus that runs every Tuesday and Thursday at 4:45 PM.  The late bus will be in front of our school by 4:45 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 3:30p.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.


Intermediate and High School Campuses:  All Clear Horizons students have been informed of their appropriate locations while waiting for a bus at other campuses.  Students who do not wait in the appropriate areas will lose the privilege of riding the shuttles to or from the schools in question.  Clear Horizons students are not permitted to roam the halls at other campuses and must remain in the appropriate locations.  As a reminder, the locations have been listed below:


Bayside – Covered Exterior Patio at Bus Ramp

Brookside – Commons Area

Clear Creek Int – Front Exterior of Building

Clear Lake Int – Benches in Front of Building on El Camino Side

Creekside – Covered Exterior Patio on Palomino Side

League City – Commons Area

Seabrook – Exterior Bus Ramp or Front Entrance

Space Center – Exterior Bus Ramp or Commons Area via the Front Office

Victory Lakes – Library

Westbrook – Gym Entrance, Near Tennis Courts


Clear Brook – AM: Exterior Doors by Hope Village; PM: Commons Area

Clear Creek – Exterior Bus Ramp or Auxiliary (small) Cafeteria

Clear Falls – College and Career Center

Clear Lake – Exterior of Ninth Grade Center (Rain Days: NGC Library)

Clear Springs – Cafeteria


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. 



Driving your own vehicle to school?  All students who drive and park on campus must register with SJC for a parking permit.  Beginning this school year, all students who drive to school must also register their vehicles with the Clear Horizons office.  Please stop by the office to get a copy of the Clear Horizons Parking Regulations and a Clear Horizons Vehicle Registration Form.



Service Learning Opportunities:


North Pointe Fair:  North Pointe Elementary is in need of volunteers for the Fair this Saturday, February 10, from 10:00 - 5:00.  Students will sign in at the PTA table. 


Dirty Change Classic Baseball Tournament:  Joseph's Warriors presents the 2nd annual "Dirty Change Classic" charity baseball tournament at the League City Sportsplex on February 17-18, 2018.  This event is organized to help kids battling cancer.  Joseph's Warriors is looking for student volunteers to help with the tournament.  Please sign up to volunteer using the following link: http://josephswarriors.ivolunteer.com/dirtychangeclassicbaseballtournament


Landolt Carnival:  Landolt Elementary will be hosting the Landolt Carnival Saturday, March 3, and is in need of volunteers.  Please see the following link for more details: http://signup.com/go/hBpRJRf


Trash Bash:  The annual Trash Bash is happening Saturday, March 24, in Seabrook (Bay Elementary) and Armand Bayou (Bay Area Park)!  Go to http://www.trashbash.org/ for more information. 





Upcoming Events:


February 13: 8th grade Student Parent Information Night – Clear Horizons 6:00 pm

February 15: MSA International Day 5-6:30 pm

February 16: STUCO Valentine Day Sweet Sundae Social

February 19: Course Selection Cards Due

February 22: Progress Reports posted

February 23: Junior Class visits Lamar University

February 23: Lunar Festival 7-9 pm

February 27: Clear Horizons Lottery Day for the Class of 2022

March 2: Gatsby Party

March 3: On The Road For A Reason Fun Run

March 6: New Parent and Student Orientation

March 8: New Parent and Student Orientation

March 9: Spring Field Day

March 12-16: Spring Break

March 22: Report Cards Posted/Distributed

March 29: Talent Show

March 30: Student Holiday