Weekly News for Friday, November 3, 2017

Weekly News for Friday, November 3, 2017
Posted on 11/03/2017

Weekly News for Friday, November 3, 2017

 

Congratulations!  Congratulations to the sophomore class!  They took a service learning trip to Armand Bayou Nature Center this past Friday.  Our amazing sophomores planted approximately 1200 one-gallon pots of native grasses and helped with the removal of the invasive species Chinese tallow tree.  Way to go!!!

 

Congratulations!  Congratulations to the following students who have received acceptance letters to the institution of their choice:

Name

College

Aaron B.

The University of Texas, Dallas

Aya A.

University of Houston, Lamar University, UT Arlington, UTSA

Aydan B.

University of Houston

Ceanna B.

East Texas Baptist University

Daphne K.

Lamar University

Eric K.

Texas Tech University

Hieu N.

University of Houston

Jenny P.

Texas Southern University

Madison K.

Lamar University, Texas Tech University, The University of Texas Dallas

Mahroz M.

Lamar, University of North Texas, Sam Houston State, Texas State

Nadia S.

University of Houston

Naureen I.

The University of Texas Dallas

Sharon S.

Texas Tech University, The University of Texas Austin

Shielene V.

The University of Texas Austin

Umar B.

University of Houston

 

Yearbook Ads:  The yearbook is selling ads for $20 per one-eighth of a page.  Parents, if you would like to create a tribute to recognize your student or if students want to create an ad with their friends, go to www.balfour.com before Sunday, December 31, 2017.  Remember, only $20 for 1/8 of a page ad you create yourself!

 

Spirit Week Pics: If you dressed up for Spirit Week, but yearbook did not get your picture, you can still submit pictures YOU took!  Download the ImageShare app, available in the App Store.  Our project number is 827997.  We want your pictures!

 

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!

 

CCISD Student Holiday:  CCISD will have a student holiday Tuesday, November 7, for teacher inservice.  San Jacinto College classes will still meet Tuesday, November 7.  CCISD does not provide transportation on student holidays; therefore Clear Horizons students must provide their own transportation to school that day.

 

Service Learning Recognition:  Attention all Coyotes:  If you have participated in service learning or community service in the past year, you are eligible to apply for the 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.  Students interested in applying for this prestigious award can pick up a flyer from Ms. Kahlich in 9.107. Deadline for the online application is November 7, 2017.  An honoree and two runners-up will be chosen based on initiative, effort, impact, and personal growth. The honoree becomes eligible for a $1,000 state award, $5,000 national award and free trip to Washington D. C.   Please consider applying!!!!!  

 

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

 

Parent Information Night:  Clear Horizons will conduct our next Parent Information Night 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, 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 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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!

 

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.

 

Advisory: Monday and every day students will report to Advisory class by 8:00 AM.  Advisory is a critical class for students each day as we disseminate crucial information and touch base with every student.  Seniors meet in the BQR and all other students will meet in the classroom stated on their schedules.  Students will see their names and Advisory locations posted in the main hallways on the first day of school.

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

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.

 

 

 

The Week Ahead:

 

CCISD Student Holiday:  CCISD will have a student holiday Tuesday, November 7, for teacher inservice.  San Jacinto College classes will still meet Tuesday, November 7.  CCISD does not provide transportation on student holidays; therefore Clear Horizons students must provide their own transportation to school that day.

 

Deadline for Prudential Spirit of Community Award Application: Attention all Coyotes:  If you have participated in service learning or community service in the past year, you are eligible to apply for the 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.  Students interested in applying for this prestigious award can pick up a flyer from Ms. Kahlich in 9.107. Deadline for the online application is November 7, 2017.  An honoree and two runners-up will be chosen based on initiative, effort, impact, and personal growth. The honoree becomes eligible for a $1,000 state award, $5,000 national award and free trip to Washington D. C.   Please consider applying!!!!!  

 

Progress Reports:  Progress Reports will be distributed/posted 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 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, 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 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.

 

 

Future Happenings:

 

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.