Daily News for Thursday, February 1, 2018

Daily News for Thursday, February 1, 2018
Posted on 02/01/2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018


Caring – Be kind to others.


StuCo: In celebration of Black History Month, Student Council will be providing biographies of important figures in the the Daily News.  Below is our first biography:


Charles Hamilton Houston (September 3, 1895 – April 22, 1950), also known as “The Man Who Killed Jim Crow Laws”, was an influential American lawyer who played a role in dismantling the Jim Crow Laws and created legal precedents that led to the rejection of “Separate but Equal” schools. He attended Harvard Law School and became the first black editor of the Harvard Law Review and to earn a Doctor of Juridical Science degree. In 1935, he became a full-time attorney for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or NAACP, where he designed a strategic plan to accumulate legal precedent against racial discrimination in schools. Thurgood Marshall, who worked at the NAACP with Houston and became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, after winning the Brown v. Board of Education, credited Houston for setting the organization on the right path for this landmark case to succeed. 


Art Club: VASE forms are due by TODAY Thursday, February 1! No late entries will be accepted.


StuCo: Student Council has a meeting TODAY Thursday, February 1, from 3:30 - 4:30 in the BQR.


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 six 8th Grade Student/Parent Information Nights on the following dates:


Thursday, February 1:    Clear Lake Intermediate School (New Date)

Tuesday, February 6:      Bayside Intermediate School

Tuesday, February 13:    Clear Horizons ECHS (SJC South Bldg 11)


Copy Room Paper:  Thank you to the Booster Club for supplying us with a year’s worth of paper last spring!!  Unfortunately what that means is our paper supply is almost depleted and we will be going back to our system of students supplying their own paper.


***Beginning Monday, February 5, students will have to 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.***


Spanish Club: Spanish Club will be meeting in Ms. Maldonado’s room Monday, February 5, from 3:30-4:30.


Course Selection: Course Selection for the 2018/2019 school year begins Monday, February 5.  Counselors will be presenting in 9th grade classes Monday and Tuesday, 10th grade classes Wednesday and Thursday, and 11th grade classes on Friday.  Students will be asked to input their requests for high school courses into Skyward and return their course selection cards by Monday, February 19.


VSA: Vietnamese Student Association t-shirts are now on sale. You may get an order form from Ms. Maldonado before or after school. Short sleeve shirts are $12 and long sleeve shirts are $15. Shirts must be purchased by Monday, February 5.


Journalism Club: Journalism Club will meet Tuesday, February 6, at 3:30 in room 9.108.


Engineers In Real Life:  Engineers IRL will be holding an Open House event at Clear Lake High School Tuesday, February 6, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Project Lead The Way is bringing engineers from different industries to talk with 6-12th grade students about being an engineer.  Come out and speak to real engineers!


Late Arrival Day: Wednesday, February 7, 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.


Theater Club: Theater Club will meet Thursday, February 8, and Thursday, February 22, at 3:30 in room 9.108.


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! 


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/


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


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.  Cost is $30 until 12/31/17.  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:


Falcon Pass Elementary Carnival:  Falcon Pass Elementary is having their Carnival on Saturday, February 3, 2018.  They are looking for volunteers to work from 4:00-7:00 PM on Friday, February 2 and all day Saturday, February 3.  Sign up to work using the links provided.  

Friday Setuphttp://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49AFAA2AA6FC1-falcon 

Saturday Carnivalhttp://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49AFAA2AA6FC1-falcon1


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 1: Progress Reports posted

February 2: Sophomore Class visits UH Main

February 6: 8th grade Student Parent Information Night – Bayside IS 6:00 pm

February 7: CCISD High School Late Arrival (Clear Horizons does not participate)

February 8: Senior Class visits Texas A&M

February 8: No SJC Classes, all high school classes will meet

February 9: Freshman Class Visits UHCL

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 Dessert In

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