The Power of Partnership
Progress Report 1 is hot off the (electronic) presses. Our Falcons have been making great gains, and we are very impressed with the overall performance from our student body in the first 3 weeks of school. You should be able to access your Falcon's updated grades in your Skyward portal. I encourage every family to review each grading period together, celebrate successes, and encourage open dialogue about school. Our goal at CLHS is to build strong partnerships with families to support each student. In order to establish those relationships, we must start with open communication. If at any time you have a question or a concern, please do not hesitate to reach out to your student's Assistant Principal or Counselor. Remember, they are your Falcon's primary support team on campus outside the classroom for all things from academics, extracurriculars, or social and emotional supports. Campus contact information is always listed at the bottom of every Falcon Newsflash.
Let's make it a GREAT week at THE LAKE!
9/19 - Junior Class Ring Parent Information with Balfour 5-7pm
9/19 - Sophomore & Junior Parent Meeting @ 6:30
9/19 - PTSA Meeting - Commons @ 5:30
9/20 - Junior Class Ring Sales during Falcon Lunch
9/21 - Junior Class Ring Sales during Falcon Lunch
9/22 - Clear Stars & Clear Access Registration Deadline
9/25 - Student Holiday - no school
9/29 - BEAT CREEK PEP RALLY
9/29 - end of 2nd progress report period (UIL eligibility check)
10/2 - Dine Out To Donate
10/2 - Canvas Kickoff
10/4 - Free & Reduced Lunch Program Grace Period Ends
10/5 - CCISD VATRE/BOND Public Meeting 6pm - CLHS Commons
10/9 - Student Holidy - no school
10/11 - Seniors-SAT payment DUE
10/16 - AP Test Registration OPENS
10/18 - HOCO Community Parade & Pep Rally
10/20 - HOCO Game
10/21 - HOCO Dance
10/31 - Dealine for AP Test registration
Monday - Falcon Lunch
Tuesday - Advisory schedule
Wednesday - Falcon Lunch
Thursday - Falcon Lunch
Friday - Falcon Lunch
National Merit Semifinalists
Congratulations to our Falcon Scholars!
Each year, approximately 1.6 million students take the PSAT National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test nation-wide. Of those 1.6 million, the top 1% are recognized as National Merit Semifinalists. We are proud to announce that 11 Falcons have been named National Merit Semifinalists! To give you some perspective on how amazing our Falcons are, CLHS alone has more than double the number of Semifinalists that all of the other CCISD high schools COMBINED!
Each of these Falcons now has the opportunity to apply for the designation as a National Merit Finalist!
We are #LAKEPROUD of all of them!
SAT & PSAT Prep
On-Campus Test Dates
- CCISD has paid for all 10th graders to take the PSAT on October 11th. All 10th graders are registered and do not have to do anything on their end. The test will be administered during the school day. Students must arrive by 7:10 am.
- CCISD has paid for all 11th graders to take the PSAT/NMSQT on October 25th. All 11th graders are registered and do not have to do anything on their end. The test will be administered during the school day. Students must arrive by 7:10 am.
Beginning in fall 2023, the PSAT/NMSQT is going digital. The SAT will follow in spring 2024. Find out what to expect.
Why are these assessments important?
The PSAT/NMSQT for 11th grade students is the qualifying test for entry to the National Merit® Scholarship Program, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. The PSAT 10/NMSQT is not considered for entry.
For more information, visit the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) website, There are several other Recognition Programs associated with PSAT.
Test Prep Resources
Student Guides help you become familiar with the test, so you are not surprised or confused on test day. Learn the test directions. The directions for answering the questions in this guide are the same as those on the actual test. Review the sample questions at
CLHS PSAT PREP COURSE OPTIONS
Clear Lake High School will be offering a PSAT prep course on Saturday, September 30th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on campus to any 11th grade student. Registration will begin on September 18th in Room 1060 during Falcon Lunch. Registration will close on September 29th or before if the course fills. The cost of the course is $65. Students should bring cash or check for $65 made out to Clear Lake High School. Scholarships are available for students on free and reduced lunch.
For any questions, regarding the prep courses, please call 281 -284-1931.
Free Study Resources
The easiest way to get started: download Bluebook™ and use the practice resources available for the digital test. Once you have some results that help you see areas for further study and improvement, go to free Official Digital SAT Prep on Khan Academy® for additional guidance.
Khan Academy - Students can use this resource and practice at home at their own pace. 20 hours of practice on Khan academy is associated with an average 115- point score increase from the PSAT/NMSQT to the SAT.
SAT Prep Course
Clear Lake High School will be offering a SAT prep course on Saturday, September 23rd from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on campus. The corresponding practice test will be offered on Wednesday, September 27th from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Registration will begin on September 11th in Room 1060 during Falcon Lunch. Registration will close on September 22nd or before if the course fills. The cost of the course is $90. Students should bring cash or check for $90 made out to Clear Lake High School.
Scholarships are available for students on free and reduced lunch.
This prep course is geared for students taking the paper pencil test in the Fall of 2023. The SAT is going digital in Spring 2024.
For any questions, regarding the course, please call 281 -284-1931.
Preparing for the SAT®
SAT Student Guide - https://satsuite.collegeboard.org/media/pdf/sat-student-guide.pdf
The SAT® is the only college entrance exam that comes with a free, personalized practice program for every student. The College Board has partnered with Khan Academy® to provide free SAT® online practice, available at: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice
Fine Arts Spotlight
Congratulations Falcon Band!
The 2022-2023 Clear Lake High School Wind Ensemble has been named a National Winner in the Foundation of Music Education's Mark of Excellence - Wind Band Honors in class AAAAAA. They also have been named a Commended Winner in the New Music Division for their performance of "Angels in the Architecture".
Our Falcon Band Rocks!
Junior Class Rings
Balfour is coming!
Way to go, PTSA!
Congratulations to our LAKE Community! CLHS has earned the Head Start Award from the Texas PTA. This designation is awarded to schools that have increased enrollment 75% more than the previous year's total membership. Great Job Lake Families!
If you haven't already joined, we encourage you to enroll each member of your family - especially your Falcons. Remember, Falcon PTSA members are eligible for scholarships at the end of the year as well as surprises from the PTSA throughout the year.
The next PTSA meeting is this Tuesday, September 19, 2023. We want to honor the grandparents who have joined our organization. Thank you! Please drop by the Commons at 5:30pm for our meeting and to be recognized. You are a valuable part of our organization!
Win Jonas Brothers Tickets
CLHS PTSA Student Membership Contest
Join PTSA to win (4) floor seats to the Jonas Bros Concert on October 6th!
A VERY generous community donor and former Falcon Parent has donated 4 floor seat tickets for the Jonas Brothers concert to the CLHS PTSA to be given to one lucky student PTSA member. The PTSA will hold a drawing to award the tickets on Friday, September 29th!!
STUDENTS, to enter the drawing, just join CLHS PTSA!! It’s that easy!!
The winner will be announced at the end of the school day on September 29th, so make sure you have joined before then.
*ticket drawing specifics:
- tickets are electronic and will be transferred on Thursday, October 5th,
- no reselling of tickets,
- must be a student CLHS PTSA member before 2:30pm on Friday, September 29th,
- all student CLHS PTSA members will be entered into drawing
Good luck Falcons!!
Does your student enjoy writing, drawing, photography, or dance and film making? If so, the entry fee to the Reflections Fine Arts content is covered by PTSA membership.
Does your student have an interest in STEM or Engineering? If so, he/she may be interested in attending the PTSA-sponsored engineering fair in the spring.
Does your student like popcorn? PTSA gives out popcorn to members the first Friday of every month.
Would your student have interest in community service hours? PTSA provides many opportunities to earn those hours.
Does your student want to earn a Letterman’s jacket? PTSA provides that opportunity.
Would your student like to apply for one of FOUR PTSA scholarships given annually?
For these reasons and many more, students need to join PTSA. After all, they are the "S" that is the basis of our organization!
joinpta.org – a great investment for only $12.
How to Enter:
- Join the CLHS PTA as a student member
- Select a category (more than one is acceptable) for your entry: photography, literature, visual arts, dance choreography, music composition, and/or film production
- Complete the application
- Submit the entry to the CLHS Library
Deadline – Thursday, October 13, 2023
Apply Using the QR Code
The arts and the National PTA Reflections program support student success and serve as a valuable tool for building strong partnerships in your school community. Celebrate arts learning in your school community with Reflections.
CCISD 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.
Are you 18, or will you turn 18 before the November elections? It's time to register to vote! Make your voice heard and do your civic duty. If you need help registering or have questions about how you can cast your vote, the Association of Former Board Trustees prepared the PDF below with helpful information to help you get prepared.
We don't care HOW you vote...Just VOTE!
Free or Reduce Lunch Program
The Free/Reduced Lunch Program is available for students in eligible families. In addition to food service allowances, the F&R program also provides fee reductions or waivers for course fees, technology insurance, and much more.
If your student received free or reduced meals last school year and you have not submitted your renewal application, your student will be removed from services on October 4th. You have one month to reapply before your student is moved to the full-price meal program. Instructions for application submission are linked below.
How to Apply
1. Create a School Cafe account
2. Apply HERE
Please go to the CCISD Student Meals page for more information.
CLHS Campus Policies
ID Badges and Dress Code
CLHS faculty and staff respect our students' rights to express themselves in the way they dress. However, our Falcons are also expected to respect their school community by dressing appropriately for both learning and safety. CCISD Dress Code requires all secondary students to wear ID badges at all times during the school day as item #1. Attire/accessories that obscure or hinder the ability of school personnel to easily identify a person will also be prohibited - this includes, but is not limited to, hoodies/unapproved head coverings in the building, face paint/excessive make up, and/or prosthetic cosplay appendages (and yes...we do actually have to say this). Remember, your principal ultimately determines if your attire is school-appropriate.
Parents, most of us are required to wear identification badges and practice appropriate attire/grooming at our place of employment. So, we ask that you have a conversation with your student, and emphasize the importance of keeping up with those same expectations at school.
Responsible Falcons are always on time to class, and our Falcons are off to a great start. To give you some perspective, last year on the first day that the tardy system was implemented, over 300 Falcons were late to 1st period alone. This year, on the first day of implementation, we had less than 90 tardies TOTAL. Considering the number of Falcons times seven classes a day, that is roughly a 0.5% tardy percentage! Good job Falcons!
Use the QR code above to review this year's tardy policy. If a student accumulates tardy consequences, they are responsible for taking care of their discipline within 2 weeks from the date the tardy occurred. Students who do not take care of their responsibilities will have to meet with their Assistant Principal for escalated disciplinary consequences.
Cell Phone Policy
While current district policy allows students to bring their cell phones to school, students at Clear Lake High School are required to put their phones on silent and in their backpacks when entering their classrooms. Students are not allowed to have cell phones at their desks during instructional periods.
Falcons are expected to model Core Values at all times. By placing cell phones out of sight, you can stay actively engaged in your own learning and are demonstrating Responsibility and Respect.
For students who choose not to meet these expectations or who continue to have difficulty avoiding distraction, your phone will be taken up by your teacher and returned at the end of the school day. Multiple infractions may incur a fee to return the phone and/or discipline consequences.
Remember, cell phone use in locker rooms and bathrooms is specifically prohibited, as is filming/photographing others without their consent. Failure to meet these expectations will be considered digital citizenship violations and may incur disciplinary consequences for bullying up to and including placement at DAEP or expulsion. Respect each other and yourselves.
Social media and video games can wait, & gossip is NOT a school-sanctioned activity...
Falcon lunch hour is a privilege.
Safety is always our first priority. For this reason, all CCISD campuses are closed campuses. This means that CLHS does not accept student lunch deliveries, and students are not allowed to leave campus to get lunch. Food delivery services are turned away at the student's expense. CLHS offers a wide-variety of child nutrition options, and students are always welcome to bring lunch from home. Food service information is provided below for setting up your student's School Café account.
Disciplinary offenses that occur during Falcon Lunch hour will have escalated disciplinary consequences assigned. Student drivers who use their vehicle while violating the code of conduct will have parking privileges suspended and/or revoked.
Bathrooms at lunch are open by the PAC, 2000s, Commons, 4000s. All open bathrooms are monitored during Falcon lunch to ensure that Falcons remain respectful in their use of the facilities.
CCISD continues to implement and improve upon our anonymous system for reporting safety concerns. These concerns can include safety violations on campus, threats, harassment, bullying and self-harm. Because Clear Lake High School's safety is dependent upon every member of our community, if you see or hear of something that concerns you, we ask you tell a trusted adult so they can report it or submit your concern using the Anonymous Alert system.
When submitting concerns, please make sure that you report all information (names, description, location, time, etc.) in order to help with a quick response. We investigate every tip submitted.
For expeditious reporting, we ask that parents and students load the app on your phones (QR codes below). Reports can be made anonymously by using the blue button link below. QR codes for reporting are also posted year-round on the rotating announcement TVs in the hallways on campus.
Spirit Nights - All Classes
Our Kendra Scott fundraiser is rapidly approaching, and the seniors invite you to support their efforts to raise money for their graduation celebration. You may shop in person or online.
Project Graduation has two upcoming dining fundraisers. Be sure to mention you are with CLHS!
Project Graduation is selling HOCO cookies to give to a special person during HOCO festivities. Orders are online only and end at midnight on Friday, October 13, 2023.
Another way you can support Project Graduation is by ordering HOCO flowers at LUSH. Be sure to tell them you are with Lake.
Check out the Project Graduation website for all things PG related!
Our Falcons' Support Teams are assigned according to the students' last names. If at any time you need help or have questions related to your Falcon, please reach out to your student's alpha team below.
- Assistant Principal: Zachary Johnson
- Office phone: 281-284-1932
- Counselor: Jana Morse
- Office Phone: 281-284-1940
- Assistant Principal: Alison McBride
- Office Phone: 281-284-1932
- Counselor: Celina Low-Scott
- Office Phone: 281-284-1943
- Assistant Principal: Aaron Troyer
- Office Phone: 281-284-1936
- Counselor: Amanda Embrey
- Office Phone: 281-284-1944
- Assistant Principal: Stephanie Williams
- Office Phone: 281-284-1936
- Counselor: Andrea Telford
- Office Phone: 281-284-1941
- Assistant Principal: Dr. Christina Cavaliere
- Office Phone: 281-284--1931
- Counselor: Jeffrey Derrickson
- Office Phone: 281-284-1942