Daily News for Thursday, November 9, 2017

Daily News for Thursday, November 9, 2017
Posted on 11/09/2017

Clear Horizons Daily News


Thursday, November 9, 2017


Student ARTISTS:  If you would like to design the cover for the 2018 Yearbook, please see or email Mrs. Hampton ASAP.  (Rm. 9.268 or champton@ccisd.net)


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!


Sports Club:  The Sports Club will not meet this week.  We will post the next meeting date in the news.


MSA:  MSA Club meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Our next meeting is going to take place TODAY Thursday, November 9, in the BQR. Make sure to attend and bring any T-shirt designs you may have so we can vote on the best one to put on our shirts.  Refreshments will be served.


Progress Reports:  Progress Reports will be distributed/posted TODAY Thursday, November 9.  Please discuss this important document with your student.


Parent Information Night:  Clear Horizons will conduct our first Parent Information Night of the year TODAY Thursday, November 9, beginning at 7:00 PM.  Our amazing counselors will discuss all you ever wanted or needed to know about Skyward, Parent Access, It’s Learning, San Jac SOS and Blackboard.  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.  You don’t want to miss this session! 


“B” Day Friday:  Because of the CCISD student holiday earlier in the week, TOMORROW Friday, November 10, will be a “B” Day Friday.


Senior Service Learning Trip:  The Senior Class will be taking a service learning trip to Hermann Park TOMORROW Friday, November 10.  Students should have the following for the trip:  Clear Horizons t-shirt, close-toed shoes, hats or hair securing devices, sunscreen, and dress for the weather (could be chilly – wear layers) NO short shorts.  We will be outdoors the entire time so you may want to bring plenty of water and a snack.


Journalism Club: Journalism Club meets the first Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is Tuesday, November 14 from 3:30 to 4:30 in room S9.108.


Yearbook Club:  Yearbook Club meets the first and third Tuesdays each month. The next meetings are Tuesday, November 14, and 28 (since there is no school on 11/7 and Thanksgiving Break is 11/21).


Late Arrival Day: Wednesday, November 15, 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:  Fall Field day, presented by STUCO, will be held at the end of the day Friday, November 17. 


Thanksgiving Holiday:  CCISD will observe the Thanksgiving holiday the entire week of November 20.  San Jacinto College will still hold classes Monday, November 20, and Tuesday, November 21.  Students are still expected to attend SJC classes these two days.  CCISD transportation will not be provided because of the CCISD holiday, therefore students must make arrangements for their own transportation those two days.


Film Festival: Film Festival is coming up on Friday, December 22! If you are interested in participating, please pick up a form from Mr. McGoldrick in room S9.100. The forms contain important information regarding content, length, due date for videos, etc.   If you are interested in making a film, whether it be by yourself or with your friends, please get the information as soon as possible! The deadline to return the forms to Mr. McGoldrick is the end of the school day Monday, December 18.


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!


American Mathematics Competition:  If you are interested in participating in the FREE American Mathematics Competition on Thursday, February 15, after school from 3:30-4:45p.m., please sign up with your math teacher.  If you are in a SJC math class and would like to participate, please email Mrs. Hampton at champton@ccisd.net.  Freshmen and sophomores take the AMC10 test; juniors and seniors take the AMC12.  Both tests are 25 multiple choice questions that you have 75 minutes to answer.  No calculators are used. The top three students will be recognized, and those that advance in the competition are eligible for scholarships.


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.


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:


Nassau Bay Holiday in the Park:  Nassau Bay Holiday in the Park celebration in the afternoon Saturday, December 9, the City of Nassau Bay will provide letters of thanks and also note the hours volunteered (4.5 hours, for very easy and fun work).  Including setup and cleanup, the hours are 1:00pm to 4:30pm.  We will have a large snow slide, a snow field for snowball throwing, and a separate snowfield for small kids, plus cookies and cocoa, visits with Santa, ornament decorating crafts, cookie decorating, and more!  We’d also like some help receiving toys for the “Toys for Tots” campaign. 

Please use the link to sign up using SignupGenius!




Upcoming Events:


November 9: Progress Reports Posted

November 9: Parent Information Night (SJC SOS, BlackBoard, etc.)

November 10: “B” Day Friday

November 10: Senior Service Learning Trip to Hermann Park

November 15: HS Late Arrival Day (Clear Horizons does not participate; Classes begin 8:00 AM)

November 17: Fall Field Day

November 20-24: CCISD Thanksgiving Holiday

November 20-21: SJC Classes meet (no CCISD transportation)

December 1: Senior Pie Day

December 7: Progress Reports Posted

December 11-15: SJC Final Exam Week

December 16: SJC Winter Commencement

December 18-22: CCISD Semester Exam Week

December 22: Early Dismissal (Buses depart at 10:30 a.m.)