Clear Creek High School Updates
September 22, 2023
Meet the Wildcat Staff
Rebekah Anderson, Receptionist
Mrs. Rebekah Anderson works at our front reception desk. She is an alumni of San Jacinto Colldge Central, Sam Houston State University, and the University of Houston. Prior to becoming a Wildcat, Mrs. Anderson worked for 15 years as a police dispatcher with LCPD. When she's not supporting CCHS, Mrs. Anderson enjoys watching her children play football, perform in choir and dance, being outside with family, and watching movies. She enjoys working at CCHS because it gives her more time to spend with family.
Gloria Rocha, Receptionist
Mrs. Gloria Rocha works at our front reception desk. She is an alumni of San Jacinto College. Prior to becoming a Wildcat, Mrs. Rocha worked at Horizon Bank and Magnolia Elementary. When she's not supporting CCHS, she enjoys spending time with family. Mrs. Rocha likes helping students and their families at CCHS and enjoys the comradery with her coworkers.
HOMECOMING (HOCO) 2023
Dress Up Days: We encourage all of our students and staff to participate in our HOCO dress up days. The theme for each day is listed below.
Parade & Candlelight Pep Rally: At CCHS, we have a long-standing tradition of coming together during Homecoming Week to celebrate all the great things about being a Wildcat. On Wednesday, September 27th at 6:45 p.m. we will host a parade featuring our clubs, organizations, extracurricular, and co-curricular groups. Together, we make our way to Veteran’s Stadium to join in the Annual Candlelight Pep Rally. We end with the playing of our school song at dusk and candles in the shape of the mighty CCHS lighting up the night. We encourage all Wildcats and our community to come out and participate!
Carnival: On Friday, September 29th the CCHS Courtyard will transform into a festive carnival atmosphere. Our booster clubs and various student organizations will have booths set up with delicious food, games, and wearable items that will be for sale during our extended lunch period, taking place from 10:40-12:10. Tickets are $1 each and will be available that Friday before school and during the carnival. Items range between $1 and $20 and must be paid using tickets. Below is a list of items available for purchase. The cafeteria is available for regular lunch as well. We do not allow parent visitors during the Carnival other than those that have been pre-approved to help at booths.
Pep Rally: Our Homecoming pep rally will take place at the end of the day Friday, September 29th in Carlisle Field House. We will allow visitors during this pep rally, but they must check in through the front office (parking will be limited). Students who do not wish to participate in the pep rally will be monitored in the main cafeteria.
Dine Out to Donate: Monday, October 2nd
Dine out or take out for education on Monday, October 2, 2023 at participating restaurants (see attachment) and a percentage of sales will be donated to the Clear Creek Education Foundation. Proceeds benefit teachers and students in CCISD through CCEF programs: Educational Grants, Clear Horizons Early College High School and National Board Teacher Certifications.
CCISD Bond/VATRE Information
This November, CCISD is asking voters to consider three items on the ballot:
- A voter Approval Tax Rate Election
- $302 Million bond for school improvements
- $37 Million instructional technology bond
Attached below is a detailed list of the over $11 million in improvements that CCHS stands to receive if the bonds are approved. Click Here for more information. Voting is Tuesday, November 7th.
CCISD Impact Aid Survey
CCISD is conducting its annual Impact Aid survey. The federal Impact Aid statute is intended to provide financial relief to school districts that are impacted by activities of the federal government. Most Impact Aid funds are considered general aid to the recipient school districts; districts may use the funds in whatever manner they choose in accordance with local and State requirements. School districts may use Impact Aid for a wide variety of expenses, including the salaries of teachers and teacher aides; purchasing textbooks, computers, and other equipment; after-school programs and remedial tutoring; advanced placement classes; and special enrichment programs.
We are asking that parents fill out the Impact Aid form and return it to the front desk by October 10, 2023. Students will be receiving a hard copy of the form next week, but a copy is attached if you wish to print and send it in.
Attendance & Absence Notes
Student attendance in every class every day is crucial to their academic success. Compulsory attendance laws require a student to attend each class at least 90 percent of the days it is offered in order to receive credit or a final grade in a class.
If a student is absent, a parent/guardian must provide a note showing the dates and an explanation for any absence within three (3) days after the student’s arrival or return to school. If this note is not sent within the allocated three (3) days, the absence will be unexcused.
Absence notifications can also be submitted through Skyward Family Access under Attendance and Absence Requests. These notifications are still required to be submitted within three days after the student's arrival or return to campus, but they can also be submitted in advance.
2023 College & Career Fair
The Clear Creek ISD College and Career Fair will be on October 11, 2023, and the Career and Technical Education Department would be excited if you would join us as a volunteer on the Career Fair side of the event! This district-wide event will be held at the CCISD Education Village located at 4380 Village Way in League City on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, from 6:00-8:00pm.
Students and their parents will have an opportunity to learn about various career options from adult volunteers willing to answer questions about their occupation. As a volunteer, you will talk to students and parents about the education requirements, salary ranges, licenses/certifications needed for your profession and more! You are welcome and encouraged to bring brochures or handouts, table décor, and giveaway items.
Please complete the link below by Friday, September 29th if you are interested in being part of this great event. Upon completion of registration, we will contact you to provide additional details and information. Also, feel free to share this link with any interested colleagues or coworkers.
PSAT/NMSQT®- Administered to ALL Sophomores October 11th and ALL Juniors October 18th
- The preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a College Board Exam and is also used by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation to identify top academic students for scholarships.
- CCISD administers this test to ALL sophomores and juniors at no cost. No pre-registration is necessary.
SAT®- Seniors who Pre-pay October 11th
- The SAT® provides seniors the opportunity to take the SAT® during regular school hours as opposed to a weekend administration.
- All seniors who would like to take this opportunity must Click Here to Register in advance. Registration ends September 11, 2023. You MUST add the fee to Skyward and make the payment of $39 by October 5, 2023.
All Students not testing will follow their regular schedule on testing days.
Upcoming Events in October
Wildcat Families -- Did you know that our school has a Parent, Teacher, and Student Association (PTSA)? We are not the PTA you remember from elementary school but do have a large impact on the students and staff at Creek. We encourage you, your student(s), your friends, and families in our community to join us in our mission "To make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children" by becoming a member of our PTSA.
Please go to www.joinPTA.org to join. If you would like more information about what the Clear Creek PTSA is doing at the school you can also find us on Facebook at Clear Creek High School PTSA or email us at CCHSPTSA01@gmail.com.
Reflections has been a staple arts program in many schools for over 50 years. Through the efforts of our Local PTAs, millions of students have found a creative outlet in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts.
With positive recognition as the focus of this program, rather than competition, students of all ages and abilities can experience the benefits of creative expression and help in finding their own voice in telling their unique story.
Click Here for more information. Physical entries are also available in the Creek library. The student or at least one person from their primary household must be a current member of the Local PTA/PTSA where the student is participating. The deadline to turn in entries to the library is November 6th.
Community Service Hours Award
Beginning Fall, 2023, CCHS PTSA is sponsoring an opportunity for students to receive a varsity letter/letter jacket based on community service hours. Please see the attached application for details. Questions, contact: email@example.com
Football Booster Fundraisesr
Creek Football is hosting a raffle for a chance to win one of five great prizes:
- Weekend Beach House in Galveston
- Dinner for two at Pier 6 w/transportation
- Autographed Astros Baseball -- Yordan Alvarez
- $250 Amazon Gift Card
- $250 Amazon Gift Car
Tickets will be sold at all varsity and sub varsity football games. !00% of funds raised are earmarked for the scholarship fund. Please consider supporting our Wildcat Student-Athletes!