Daily News for Monday, October 30, 2017

Daily News for Monday, October 30, 2017
Posted on 10/30/2017

Clear Horizons Daily News


Monday, October 30, 2017


Spirit Week!  Clear Horizons Spirit Week will begin TODAY Monday, October 30! Students may dress according to the following themes:


October 30 - Movie Monday

October 31 - Twin Tuesday                                                                                           

November 1 - World Wednesday

November 2 - Tourist Thursday

November 3 - Spirit Friday

Friendly reminder – regardless of attire for Spirit Week, students must be in dress code.

Spirit Week Pics:  Yearbook photographers are looking for movie stars, twins, tourists, and spirited students during Spirit Week. Yearbook Club will also be providing FREE face painting for Spirit Friday. Come to the Student Center Friday 7:20-7:55am. 


Halloween:  This is a friendly reminder to all students to be careful Tuesday evening with any Halloween activities.  For the safety of all students, please do not bring candy or treats for anyone other than yourself.

BPA: BPA is hosting an informational meeting on the rescue organization Southeast Texas Great Dane Rescue TODAY Monday, October 30, from 3:30-4:30 in room 9.116.  One of the founders, and her rescued Great Dane, will appear to speak about the need for their organization.  All students and staff are invited to attend.  This will be an entertaining and informative talk on Great Dane rescue.  So, if you are passionate about animal rights, mark your calendars to attend


Theater Club: Theater Club meets the first and third Thursday of each month. The next meeting is next Thursday, November 2 from 3:30 to 4:30 in room S9.108.


Sophomore Service Learning Trip:  The Sophomore Class will be taking a service learning trip to Armand Bayou Nature Center Friday, November 3.  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.


Fall Festival:  Coyotes, come to the Fall Festival Friday, November 3, from 7-9 in the BQR.  There will be games, music, dancing, food, and prizes!  Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.  Proceeds will benefit UNICEF hurricane relief efforts.  Buy your tickets from Massey in S9.141 during passing periods starting Monday, October 30.  See you there!


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.


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.


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.


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 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!!!!!  


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).


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.


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:


Baywind Village Halloween Carnival:  It’s time for Baywind Village’s annual Halloween Carnival.  For the past 20 years we have had wonderful volunteers and plenty of candy donations.  This is a great opportunity for students needing volunteer opportunities to help our community and
receive up to 4 1/2 volunteer hours.

We need volunteers to: set up stations, run food booths, run game booths & inflatable's, help residents hand out candy, and clean up.

The booths include Face Painting, Ping Pong Toss, Moon Walk, Inflatable slide, Duck Pond, Duck Race, Bean Bag toss, Water Gun Shooting & Prize Table.  We also will need help getting our residents in costume before the event. The shifts are:  11 am—1:30 pm, 1:30 pm - 3 pm, 3 pm - 4:30 pm.  If you can help, please sign up with the activity department by emailing activities@baywindvillagecare.netWe plan to host approximately 300 children from our community.  The carnival will be from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, October 29, 2017.  Inclement weather will bring the carnival indoors.


Trunk or Treat:  Clear Lake Methodist Church is sponsoring a "Trunk or Treat" Tuesday, October 31, from 6:00-7:30 p.m.  Students should arrive with their cars at 5:00 p.m..  Please bring bags of candy, but two bags will be provided.  In order to register your car, please sign up at http://clearlakemethodist.org/trunk . Students will receive proof of participation.


Whitcomb Elementary Fall Festival:  The Whitcomb Elementary Fall Festival is coming soon. We are looking for volunteers for Friday, November 3, from 4-6 to help set up and on Saturday November 4 from 12-4 to help with games and concessions. Please email Kerriann Kievit at whitcombpta1vp@gmail.com if you would like to earn service hours while having fun. Service hour letters will be given to you when you sign out for your shift(s).


Robinson Fall Festival:  Robinson Elementary PTA would like to invite Clear Horizons Early College High School students to volunteer at Robinson Elementary's fall festival. The event takes place Saturday, November 4, from 11:30 - 3:30 pm. Student participation last year was integral to the success of our festival. We hope you can join us again! To sign up, please go to: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044aabaf2ba6fa7-fall



Upcoming Events:


Oct 10-Nov 3: Clear Horizons Spirit Week

November 3: Sophomore Service Learning Trip to Armand Bayou Nature Center

November 3: UNISEF Fall Celebration 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

November 4: CCEF Gala

November 7: CCISD Student Holiday (SJC Classes still meet)

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.)