Daily News for Friday, September 22, 2017

Daily News for Friday, September 22, 2017
Posted on 09/22/2017

Clear Horizons Daily News


Friday, September 22, 2017


Service Learning:  With the recent devastation from Hurricane Harvey, many CHECHS students volunteered their services at shelters, in neighborhoods cleaning out homes, at animal shelters, and with the CCISD Cares campaign.  If you did volunteer your time to help others in need, please stop by Ms. Kahlich's office 9.107 to pick up a service learning form to document your service.  The due date for this form is TODAY Friday, September 22.


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.


Spanish Club: Spanish Club officers will be meeting to map out the meeting topics for the fall semester Monday, September 25, at 1:15. We will meet in Ms. Maldonado’s room. Please bring your lunch with you.


Robonauts Information Meeting:  The award winning Robonauts will hold a Robonauts Information Meeting Monday, Sept. 25, from 3:40-4:15pm in room S9.116.  Hope to see you all there!


Unicef Club: Unicef Club will hold its first meeting Tuesday, September 26, from 3:30 to 4:30 in the BQR.  We will discuss our Fall activities.  See you there!


Parent Information Night:  Clear Horizons will conduct our first Parent Information Night of the year Tuesday, September 26, beginning at 7:30 PM.  Our amazing counselors will discuss all you ever wanted or needed to know about Naviance.  You don’t want to miss this session! 


Class Rings:  Attention Juniors!!!  It is time to order your class ring!! The Balfour Co. will be on campus Wednesday, September 27, at 8:00 a.m. to take orders and size fingers.  Orders will be taken in the Banquet Room.  A $50.00 deposit is needed to place your order.  Don’t forget to order your ring on Wednesday and take advantage of all the special promotions!!


Reach: Reach is a Christian club for everyone. We will be meeting on Wednesday, September 27, after school from 3:30 – 4:30 in Mrs. Allen’s room, S9.112. Join us for food, fun, and fellowship! Reach is not sponsored by CCISD or Clear Horizons.


STUCO: All student council members, our first meeting will be held from 3:30 – 4:30 in the BQR on Thursday, September 28.  Please come join us!


Vietnamese Student Association: The first Vietnamese Student Association meeting will be Thursday, September 28, from 3:30-4:15 in Ms. Maldonado’s room.


Open House:  The Clear Horizons Open House has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 28 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in our building, building 9.  The format will be different than in years past in hopes of making the night more informative.  Please be advised, some classrooms are upstairs.  There is an elevator, but it is in building 8.  We will have student helpers there to assist parents and families throughout the evening. We hope to see you all there!


School Pictures:  Our school photographer will be on campus for school photos Friday, September 29.  School picture makeup day will be Wednesday, October 18.


Houston Mayor’s Youth Council:  Would you like to be considered to be a part of the Houston Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC)?  The MYC provides high school students with opportunities to address issues that are important to Houston's youth, while learning about civic engagement through service learning projects and other activities. Eligibility requirements are listed below:


·         Open to high school students grades 9 - 12.

·         Applicants must live in the City of Houston city limits.

·         Applications are reviewed and select students are offered an interview. Membership selection is based on final evaluation of interview and application.

·         Members must commit to attending MYC Council meetings and participating in scheduled service learning projects. 

·         Program term runs from October to May.

·         Apply online at houstontx.gov/myc

·         Deadline to apply is Monday, October 1, 2017


Spanish Club:  The first Spanish Club meeting will be held Monday, October 2, from 3:30-4:30 in Ms. Maldonado’s room.


Dine Out to Donate:  The Clear Creek Education Foundation (CCEF) is hosting the 2017 Dine Out to Donate fundraiser Monday, October 2.  This year You will need the flyer to get credit for dining at your favorite restaurant!  You can find the flyer on our website under the “For Parents” tab, or just follow the link:  http://chechs.ccisd.net/UserFiles/Servers/Server_655841/File/dotd_vote_slip.pdf


Math Club:  Math Club is meeting Thursday, October 5, and Thursday, October 26, in preparation for the Carnegie-Vanguard Mu Alpha Theta Math Contest on Saturday, October 28.  Meet in Room 9.268 from 3:30-4:30, both days.


Progress Reports:  There will not be a progress report distributed this week due to the school outage caused by Hurricane Harvey.  All grade reports will be electronically distributed this year, unless parents utilize the online option to opt in to the paper report.  We will include this information in the weekly callouts leading up to the distribution and posting of each three week progress report.  The first progress report of the year will be posted on Thursday, October 5.


CCISD Student Holiday:  CCISD students will have a school holiday Friday, October 6.  As there are no college classes on Fridays, Clear Horizons students will be able to enjoy a three day weekend!


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!!!!!  


Clear Horizons School Shirts!  It’s not too late to purchase a Clear Horizons School Shirt!!  Just stop by the office with $15 and you can have one of these great shirts to wear on your service learning trip!  Remember, all Clear Horizons students must wear a school shirt while on the Service Learning Trips.  Get yours today!


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:


Family Fun Day Festival:  League City needs volunteers for a Family Fun Day Festival on Saturday, September 23, at Hometown Heroes Park, 2105 Dickinson Ave in League City.  Volunteer forms can be picked up from Ms. Kahlich in S9.107.


Space Center Rotary Shrimporee 2017:  The Rotary Club of Space Center (Houston) is hosting the 2017 Shrimporee October 14, 2017.  In order to sign up to volunteer for the Shrimporee just follow these three easy steps:

1)      Go to http://signup.com/go/uftrLnk

2)      Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like

3)      Sign up!  It’s easy – You will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com

Volunteer spots available all day!!


Wings Over Houston:  The Houston Westchase Rotary Club is seeking volunteers for Wings Over Houston on Saturday and Sunday, October 21-22 from 6:30 AM – 3:00 PM. Volunteers will direct traffic. If you are interested in volunteering, please see Ms. Kahlich (9.107) by Friday, September 22


Gilmore Gator Bash:  Gilmore Elementary has rescheduled the Gator Bash to the Spring.  We will post the opportunity after the Winter Break.



Upcoming Events:


September 26: Clear Horizons Parent Information Night 7:00 PM

September 28: Clear Horizons Open House

September 29: School Pictures

October 2: Dine Out to Donate

October 5: Progress Reports Posted

October 6: Student Holiday

October 9-13: 9 Weeks Exam Week

October 11: PSAT (grades 9 – 11)

October 13: “A” Day Friday

October 18: School Picture Retakes

October 25: HS Late Arrival Day (Clear Horizons does not participate; Classes begin 8:00 AM)

October 27: Junior Service Learning Trip (Galveston State Park)

October 27: STUCO Fall Celebration 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.