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Daily News for Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 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.

Service Learning:  Students, we still have many of you who have not completed the requirements for Service Learning this year.  As Service Learning is a key component of our program at Clear Horizons it is imperative that you complete your hours as soon as possible.  Please check our website for new opportunities.

Fundraiser for Student: FINAL CHANCE!  We will end the fundraiser TOMORROW, Wednesday, March 5 at the end of the school day.  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.  

Field Day Fun:  Join the fun at Field Day and pelt your favorite teacher with paint!!  You can buy paint balloons for $1 each to throw at the following list of faculty volunteers:
Mr. Bunin
Mrs. Hampton
Mrs. Kahlich
Dr. Lemley
Mrs. Nylen
Mr. Massey
Mrs. Zehentner
All funds raised go to help support our student in his fight with cancer.

Word of the Week:  Students, the word for this 11 week period is Responsibility. Winston Churchill said the following about Responsibility, "The price of greatness is responsibility"

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.


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.

New Parent/Student Orientation Nights:  Welcome Class of 2018!  If your application was selected as one of the 125 lottery winners you must attend one of the New Parent Orientation Nights on either Tuesday, March 4 or Thursday March 6.  The sessions will begin at 6:00PM and be held in the Banquet Room on the second floor of the Student Center, Building 11.  The activities will be exactly the same for both nights so you need only attend one.


Wetland Outdoor Classroom:  UHCL is hosting a planning meeting to discuss how to create an outdoor classroom for the CCISD Educational Village.  The meeting will take place on March 6 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at Bayside Intermediate School.  Please contact Sheila Brown at 281-283-3946 or for more information.


Accelerated Medical Program Night:  Clear Horizons is presenting an information night for students/parents interested in attending an accelerated/joint medical school program in Texas.  University of Houston will present JAMP (JOINT ADMISSION MEDICAL PROGRAM) and University of Texas-Dallas will be present PACT (PARTNERSHIP in ADVANCING CLINICAL TRANSITION).  These two universities will cover program history, details, curriculum, requirements/admission, and most importantly partnering institutions for medical school. The session will take place on Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM in room S9.116.



Talent Show:  The Talent Show wants you to share your gift!  Do you play the flute, piano, guitar, harmonica, harp, ukulele, or viola?  Do you sing or dance or have a comedy act?  Individuals, duos, and groups (CHECHS students only) are invited to audition!  Your act must be 3.5 minutes or less, and the full act must be performed for your audition.  Start practicing now!!

Audition Day (Option 1)

Tuesday 3/18/14

3:30 – 5:00 PM


Audition Day (Option 2)

Thursday 3/20/14

3:30 – 5:00 PM


Audition Day (Option 3)

Friday 3/21/14

11:00 AM – 1:20 PM

BQR (side room)

Confirm participation/Music Due

Friday 4/4/14

To Leah Gentry, Senior


Talent Show Rehearsal (MANDATORY)

Thursday 4/10/14

3:30 – 6:00 PM


Talent Show

Friday 4/11/14

6:00 PM (All acts arrive by 5:30 PM)


Tickets will be on sale (before school in Room S9.114 and at lunch in the BQR April 7 – 11, presale for $5.00.  Tickets at the door are $7.00.  Children under 6 are free!  This is a fundraiser for student activities so bring the whole family!

Service Learning Opportunity:  The Lymphoma Research Foundation of Houston will hold its annual Lymphomathon on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Stude Park, 1031 Stude Street, in Houston.  Volunteers are needed to help with the event.  Contact Jenn Torres at or Dr. Lemley for more information.  To participate in the walk, register at today!


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.


Caring Teens: Caring Teens Summer Program at Methodist Hospital located in the Medical Center in downtown Houston ( Students need to be 15-18 to apply, and the applications are due by March 31. At the end of the program, Caring Teens are invited to volunteer year-round, and will be able to use these hours for internships. If anyone wants to send in an application but is unable to drive downtown to turn it in, they can give the app to me, and I'll give it to the point of contact, who will then give to Volunteer Services. Please note that if you apply for this program, you will are required to volunteer a certain amount of hours per week, so if you do not have transportation, this may not be for you. Any questions, see Mrs. Nylen in S9.107, or email at

SAVY – Moody Gardens: SAVY, the Society for the Advancement of Volunteer Youth, provides students 14 to 17 years of age with the opportunity to volunteer within their community while gaining experience in a variety of career fields.  Through the SAVY program, participants have an experience that only Moody Gardens can offer.  Goals and Objectives Include:
To expose participants to a variety of career fields, including biology, and education.
To help support Moody Gardens mission statement: Moody Gardens is a public, non-profit educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation, and research. To be an enriching program that will challenge participants mentally, physically, and socially, regardless of sex, color, or creed.  To provide an edu-taining environment for our visitors and guests.  To assist staff with various duties and responsibilities. To help participants garner experience for future employment. For more information, go to Or get a packet from Mrs. Nylen in room S9.107.

Lighthouse Christian Ministry Fundraiser: Lighthouse Christian Ministry needs volunteers to help prep and tear-down tents for an annual fundraiser which takes place on Saturday, March 29. Contact person: Shar Owens,  Approximate Time: Set-up 10am-1pm, Tear Down – 8pm-11pm  Location: Hometown Heroes Park, League City TX

Upcoming Events:

March 4:  New Parent Orientation
March 6:  New Parent Orientation
March 6: Accelerated Medical Program Night
March 6: Wetland Outdoor Classroom Meeting
March 7: Clear Horizons Field Day
March 10-14: Spring Break
March 20: High School Late Arrival – No AM Buses
March 29: BOPA Recycling Event
March 29: Free SAT Practice Freemen Library
March 31: English I STAAR EOC
April 1: English II STAAR EOC
April 4: Jr Gatsby Event
April 10: High School Late Arrival
April 11: Talent Show
April 16: Superintendent Scholars 1-3
April 18: Holiday
April 24: 4 Yr Superintendent Scholar Dinner
April 26: Lymphomathon Service Learning Opportunity
April 26: CCEF FashionShow

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