Daily News for Thursday, October 5, 2017

Daily News for Thursday, October 5, 2017
Posted on 10/05/2017

Clear Horizons Daily News


Thursday, October 5, 2017


Clear Horizons School Shirts!  Order your school shirt today! 

The deadline for ordering a school shirt is Friday, October 13.  Just stop by the office and see Mrs. Hafer.


Short Sleeve = $15

Long Sleeve = $20


Remember, all Clear Horizons students must wear a school shirt while on the Service Learning Trips.  Get yours today!


School Pictures:  The photos are in!!  To view your photos, you must go to the photographer’s website:  www.rhondafloyd.com and follow the directions on the flyer in a content block on the home page of It’s Learning.  The Pictures will only be available for viewing and ordering October 2 – October 16.  Please order your photos before October 16.


School Picture Retakes:  School picture retakes will be Wednesday, October 18. 


Student Council:  STUCO will meet TODAY Thursday, October 5, in the BQR.


Business Professionals of America:  Any student interested in joining BPA needs to give Ms. Kahlich your $40.00 dues by TODAY Thursday, October 5.  There will be a meeting on Oct. 5 at 3:30 in 9.116.  Officers will be elected and competitive events chosen.  Please meet with Ms. Kahlich if you have any questions or concerns.


Math Club:  Math Club is meeting TODAY 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:  The first progress report of the year will be posted TODAY Thursday, October 5.


Theater Club: Theater Club will meet the first and third Thursdays of each month. The first meeting will be TODAY Thursday, October 5, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in Ms. Johnson’s room, S9-108.


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!


Car Wash:  The Clear Horizons Senior class will be holding a car wash on Saturday, October 7 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Chick fil A on Marina Bay Drive. Please come out to 321 Marina Bay Drive to support the senior class!


National Carpool Day:  STUCO invites you to join us in celebrating National Carpool Day on Monday, October 9. Please try your best to reduce carbon emission by carpooling, riding your bike, or taking the bus!


PSAT:  The PSAT will be administered to all 9th, 10th, and 11th graders Wednesday, October 11.  Students received a Student Guide during advisory this past Thursday, September 28, containing test-taking help and information about the National Merit Program.  We want to encourage each student to get plenty of rest the night before and eat a healthy breakfast the morning of the PSAT.


Vietnamese Student Association: The Vietnamese Student Association’s meeting this week has been canceled. The first meeting will now take place Thursday, October 12, from 3:30-4:30 in Ms. Maldonado’s room. We are sorry for any inconvenience this cancellation has caused.


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!!!!!  


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:


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!!


LSA “Put Back Together” Day: Lutheran South is going to be holding an LSA “Put Back Together” Day Saturday, October 14.  For this event, there will be 2 work shifts.  Volunteers will help wipe down all furniture, move all furniture back to the classrooms, and clean up some more. All types of hands are needed. ALL Volunteers MUST check in at the volunteer tent (A parking lot) when they arrive and check out at the same tent when they leave. ALL Volunteers MUST be 6th Grade or older. Please do not bring any children under 6th grade. ALL Volunteers MUST wear closed toe shoes. NO sandals or flip-flops Lunch will be provided. Along with drinks.  Please use this link to sign-up for a shift (or two).  Lunch will be provided for our volunteers.  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C044EABA82AA75-lsaput


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


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).



Upcoming Events:


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 19: Report Cards Posted

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.

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

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