Daily News for Monday, December 11, 2017

Daily News for Monday, December 11, 2017
Posted on 12/11/2017

Clear Horizons Daily News


Monday, December 11, 2017


SJC Finals Week:  San Jacinto College Finals week begins TODAY Monday, December 11 and ends Friday, December 15.  Please speak to your professor and see the SJC Final Exam Schedule in It’s Learning for dates and times.


Math Club: Math Club is meeting Thursday, December 14, to prepare for the AMC test in February.  It is NOT too early to prepare.   The test is challenging, but you can do well if you practice.  Meeting is in Room 9.268 from 3:30-4:30.  The preparation is helpful for the UH math contest in January and the UHCL STEM Challenge in April.


Clear Horizons Final Exam Week:  High School Semester Exams will take place Monday, December 18 – Thursday, December 21.  CCISD policy states no student may take an exam before his or her scheduled time.  Exams will be given according to the following schedule:



Monday 12/18

Tuesday 12/19

Wednesday 12/20

Thursday 12/21

8:00 – 8:25





8:30 – 10:30





10:40 – 12:40





12:45 – 1:30





1:30 – 3:20






Lost and Found:  The campus Lost & Found will be cleaned out Thursday, December 21.  Any student looking for lost items should report to the office no later than Wednesday, December 20.  All items remaining in the Lost & Found on Thursday, Dec. 21, will be donated.


Gaming Tournament for Child’s Play:  Clear Horizons will be hosting its third annual gaming tournament for Child's Play Charity in the BQR, Thursday, December 21. Child's Play is a charitable organization that provides toys and games to children who must be in the hospital for extended periods of time.  The funds raised by this gaming tournament will be donated to Texas Children's Hospital. There will be two different tournaments: one for chess and one for Smash Bros 4. In order to be part of this exhilarating experience, sign up with Mr. Koroneos in room 132 by Friday, December 15. The prices for entry are as listed below:

General Admission- $5

Chess Tournament- $7

Smash 4 Tournament- $8

Tournament Bundle- $10

Those who buy general admission are able to partake in the games around the BQR, but will not be able to enter into either tournament; the tournament bundle will allow entry into both tournaments. Snacks will be provided.



Senior ISM Expo:  Senior ISM students will hold an expo Thursday, December 21, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Clear Springs High School in the commons area.  Students will exhibit their final ISM products!!


Early Dismissal Day:  Friday, December 22, is an early dismissal day for students.  Clear Horizons buses will depart for the zoned high schools at 10:30 a.m.


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!


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:


Please see our website for service learning information.


Upcoming Events:


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.)

Dec. 25-Jan 8: CCISD Winter Break (No CCISD or SJC classes)

January 8:  Clear Horizons student application opens on our website

January 9: First day of CCISD high school classes

January 15: CCISD student holiday

January 16: SJC classes begin

January 16: 8th grade Student Parent Information Night – CLIS 6:00 pm

January 18: 8th grade Student Parent Information Night – VLIS 6:00 pm

January 19: “A” Day Friday

January 23: 8th grade Student Parent Information Night – Brookside IS 6:00 pm

January 25: MSA International Day 5-6:30 pm

January 30: 8th grade Student Parent Information Night – CCIS 6:00 pm

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 16: Great Gatsby Party (Jr Class)

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