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Daily News for Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Teachers please remember to begin the day with the Pledge of Allegiance, the Texas Pledge, and a minute of silence before proceeding with a dress code check and the daily announcements.

Fundraiser for Student:   We currently have a student undergoing cancer treatment and Clear Horizons is trying to help.  The information for the fundraiser is the following:
1.) Each grade level will have a bottle displayed in the office.
2.) Goal: To raise the most money IN COINS.
3.) Grade levels can "bomb" other grade levels by loading up bottles with paper money. The total amount of paper money will be deducted from coin amount.  Example:  If 11th grade had 1/2 of the bottle full of coins, then the 10th grade might decide to "bomb' the junior bottle by donating dollar bills.  Your advisory strategy should be collecting coins, but also watching the other grade level bottles in order to know which grade level to "bomb."  
4.) Teachers are not to take any money, any and all donations are to be deposited in
the bottles in the office.  

Bad Weather Make Up Day:  Today Clear Horizons will have a “B” day without college classes.  Unfortunately all stores on campus will be closed due to the holiday – this means Starbucks, Pizza Hut, A&W, and the Bookstore will not be open so students will have to bring a lunch or eat from our cafeteria.  All students report to Advisory class at 8:00 AM every day.

Word of the Week:  Students, the word for this 11 week period is Responsibility. John F. Kennedy said the following about Responsibility:  "Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future"

SJC Summer School: Preregistration for SJC summer school is now open.  Please see Mrs. Chaudhry or Mr. Salazar for details.

Credit by Exam:  Students may gain credit in Spanish by taking a Credit By Exam.  Registration for Credit By Exam is now open.   Please see Mrs. Chaudhry or Mr. Salazar for more information.

Teen for Jeans:  The Clear Horizons Jean Drive will close TODAY, Tuesday, February 18.  Please continue to donate to help us reach our goal of 300 pairs!  Donation boxes will be located in the following teachers’ rooms:  Ms. James, Mr. Massey, Mrs. Kahlich, Mrs. Maldonado, and Mrs. Foskit.  Please bring your clean gently used jeans and help Aeropostale help the homeless!

CCEF Fashion Show:  The Clear Creek Education Foundation is seeking high school juniors, both male and female, who represent all that us positive about CCISD to participate as models during the 8th annual CCEF Fashion Show on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Alex Rodriguez Mercedes Benz.  The show is being by Lenny Matuszewski, Jr. nationally known fashion show producer and will feature fashions from Dillard’s – Baybrook.  Applications are now available in the front office with Ms. Hubenak or online at .  Applications are to be returned to Mr. Salazar no later than Friday, February 28, 2014 by 2:30 PM.    

Service Learning Opportunity:  Wedgewood Elementary’s carnival is Saturday, 3/1/14.  They are looking for volunteers to work from 9:30am to 2:00pm.  The person to contact if you are interested in volunteering is Kim Cash, and she can be reached at  Please include your name, school, year in school and contact information (cell number and email address). 

Crazy Krewe Run/Walk:  On March 1, 2014 the Bay Area Alliance will sponsor the 4th Annual Crazy Krewe 7K fun run and 3K umbrella walk to benefit families in the CCISD area.  The top three finishers in the 7K run from each high school will be awarded a medal!  Register at Entry Fees: $25.00 for pre-registered runners; $30.00 for race-day registration; *Family Four Pack—$75.00; Under 5 years old: Free.


Rodeo Raffle:  CHECHS Booster Clubs is sponsoring our 2nd annual winter raffle for tickets to Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Selena Gomez concert tickets on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
First and second prizes will both be two (2) tickets to see Selena Gomez. 
Starting January 31, raffle tickets will be available for sale on Fridays, during lunch
period, in the BQR second floor of San Jac South Student Center or contact us at to arrange delivery/pick up.  Raffle tickets are $2 each or 6 for $10.
The drawing will happen on Tuesday, March 4th in a public forum.  Winning numbers will be posted on CHECHS Booster Club facebook page.  Winners need not be present to win and will be contacted by phone to arrange prize delivery.

Clear Stars and Clear Access registration:  Registration for the spring session of Clear Access and Clear Stars is now open and will continue until Feb. 20.  If you are planning on registering for a Clear Stars or Clear Access class you must see your counselor.  This semester students may register themselves online and can pay with a credit card at the time of registration or continue to pay as before. Payment can only be accepted in the form of cash, money order, or cashier’s check. No personal checks will be accepted.  Any student wishing to pay by credit card after the time of registration must contact the Clear Stars/Clear Access office.

FAST Track to Aggieland:  Texas A&M is hosting a fun, informative weekend full of tradition, admissions information, and the Aggie experience for $85 on April 4 – 6, 2014.  Space is limited so register today at

Dress Code:  Students please be reminded of the CCISD student dress code.  Attire that is inappropriate for school includes leggings, skirts or shorts that are shorter than mid-thigh when seated, and shirts that expose the midriff.  To see the entire dress code please see page 12 of the 2013-2104 Parent/Student Handbook.  The Handbook can be found at the following link:

Can You Sing?  Singers, Guitar Club needs you!  The electric group needs a singer for the 2014 Talent Show and/or other performances.  Please see Mr. Massey in S9.141 for details.


Volunteer Opportunity:  Council Member Martin is coordinating a Batteries, Oil, Paint and Antifreeze (BOPA) recycling event with the city’s Solid Waste Management Department that will be held at the Ellington Airport Recycling Center from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on  March 29.
Solid Waste is looking for volunteers to help assist those individuals bringing their recyclable materials to the event. The Solid Waste Department is looking for about 20 volunteers that will take two hour shifts each. Responsibilities of the volunteers would include traffic control and recording zip code/subdivision information from each of the individuals dropping off items. Water and breakfast will also be provided.
We will need a minimum of 4 -6 volunteers per shift for three shifts.
Shifts will be:
 8 am –10 am       set up, vehicle sign in, traffic control
10 am – 12 pm    vehicle sign in, traffic control
12 pm – 2 pm      vehicle sign in, traffic control, clean up
Groups can volunteer to work longer than two hours.
Please see Mrs. Nylen to sign up for this event no later than Friday, March 7.

Upcoming Events:

Feb 18: Horizons holds classes
Feb 20: Progress reports distributed
Feb 21: Deadline for Clear Horizons Applications
Feb 25: Clear Horizons Lottery Day for the Class of 2018
Feb 26: High School Late Arrival – No AM Buses
March 1: Crazy Krewe Run/Walk
March 4:  New Parent Orientation
March 6:  New Parent Orientation
March 7: Clear Horizons Field Day
March 10-14: Spring Break
March 20: High School Late Arrival – No AM Buses
March 31: English I STAAR EOC
April 1: English II STAAR EOC

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