Car Rider Line Podcast

Car Rider Line

The District launched its podcast, 
Car Rider Line, which provides an innovative outlet of two-way communication with the school community. The bi-weekly podcast dives deeper into a wide-range of educational news, district initiatives, achievements and resources with District leaders, area experts and other special guests. 

Episodes are also be recorded live on the Clear Creek ISD Facebook page so listeners can join in on the conversation for that week before the episode is published. Be sure to follow us and subscribe today!

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EPISODE 201: Setting Your Students up for Success

In this episode, you will hear a live recording of a panel session we streamed during our Team CCISD Virtual Parent Conference this month. Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith moderates this discussion with district leaders on topics such as physical and emotional health, school preparedness, and teacher tips for student success throughout the year.

EPISODE 202: The Power of the Positive Word

Have you noticed that towards the end of the school year, apathy begins to kick in for both students and adults? Host Elaina Polsen sits down with CCISD Counseling and Guidance Coordinator Dava West, Principal Monica Speaks of Clear View High School, and Coalition Manager Amanda McLauchlin for the Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families to talk through the signs parents and teachers can look for in students and tips on how to combat this behavior by instilling a sense of empowerment and empathy from within. They also give examples of what some of our campuses, such as Clear View, are already doing help.

EPISODE 203: Getting Your Student Involved

In this episode, you will hear a live recording of a panel session we streamed during our Team CCISD Virtual Parent Conference. Representatives from our visual and performing arts, athletics, and career and technical education departments, as well as a few students and parents, talk through different options for student involvement at all levels. They also answer some frequently asked questions on extracurricular/co-curricular activities.

EPISODE 204: Science Fair and Science Magnet Spotlight

EPISODE 203: Getting Your Student Involved

EPISODE 203: Getting Your Student Involved

EPISODE 203: Getting Your Student Involved

EPISODE 203: Getting Your Student Involved

EPISODE 203: Getting Your Student Involved

Do you have a student interested in science? Getting them involved in the Clear Creek ISD Science and Engineering Fair and the Science Magnet Program at Brookside Intermediate and Seabrook Intermediate might be a great fit! In this episode, the Science Magnet liaisons, elementary science coordinator and an intermediate science teacher talk through the Science Fair process for students in grades K-12 and give tips on ways to ignite inspiration. They also touch on the many opportunities available for students in grades 6-8 through the Science Magnet Program.

EPISODE 205: Gifted & Talented Programs in CCISD

Rigorous learning opportunities exist at all grade levels for students in the Gifted and Talented program in Clear Creek ISD. In this episode, Director of Advanced Academics and Gifted and Talented Glenda Holder covers resources to engage and develop GT students within the district. She also answers questions about testing, advanced placement, the WAVE program and the opportunities the new Alpha Park will bring.

EPISODE 206: Ready for College

Now is a great time for parents and students to start focusing on the future, especially college and career goals. In this episode, CCISD Director of Counseling and Guidance Dava West talks through college preparedness, high school endorsement plans and how students can use Naviance to help with their goals.

EPISODE 207: Digital Citizenship in CCISD

Leaders within the CCISD Technology Department talk through Digital Citizenship and the steps they take in regards to students safety online at the elementary and secondary levels. They also give tips on how parents can communicate with their students on best practices for social media sites and privacy protection.

EPISODE 208: What to Know About Course Registration

CCISD’s Director of Guidance and Counseling, Dava West, takes parents through the process of course registration for incoming 6th through 12th grade students and answers some frequently asked questions.

EPISODE 209: Becoming a Mentor in CCISD

Mentors play a big role in our success behind the scenes in CCISD. January is National Mentoring Month, so we sat down with Coordinator of Prevention and At Risk Services Dr. Jeanne deVezin and two current CCISD mentors to talk about ways the community can get involved and help inspire our students.

EPISODE 210: School Safety Update

We sit down with CCISD Director of Safe and Secure Schools Brian Palazzi to talk through the final phase of security upgrades happening in CCISD and current emergency communication models in place for parents and community members.

We talk with Tony Davila, CCISD director of parent assistance, about Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and how it is impacting our classrooms. He also goes through resources available to parents at home.

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