Clear Creek High School Updates
October 13, 2023
PSAT/NMSQT -- October 18th
Clear Creek will be administering the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT) to ALL 11th graders during the school day on Wednesday, October 18. 2023. Juniors were automatically registered for the PSAT/NMSQT.
This fall the PSAT/NMSQT will be administered in a new DIGITAL format that will provide an overall easier testing experience for students. Some important notes about the digital administration:
- Students will use their district laptops to take the test.
- The Bluebook application must be downloaded on the laptop BEFORE test day.
- Students must arrive to the test with laptops FULLY CHARGED.
During the week of October 16th during Cat Tracks, 11th graders will be guided in downloading and logging into the Bluebook application on their laptop to complete the “Exam Setup” process. They will be using a College Board Sign-in Ticket with their unique User ID/Registration number to access the Bluebook application. College Board and Bluebook provide students with the opportunity to walk through a PSAT/NMSQT Test Preview, as well as a full-length practice test, so students can become familiar with the universal tools available to them while taking the test.
Here are some ways you can learn more about the upcoming PSAT testing experience:
23-24 AP Testing Registration
23-24 AP Exam registration opens on Mon, Oct 16 and will close on Tues, Oct 31 at 3:00 pm. College Board has very strict guidelines and due dates so please read the AP Exam Registration Instructions found HERE to avoid paying additional late fees. If your student is having difficulty with their College Board account or log-in, please contact College Board at 888-225-5427. If your student has questions about the registration process for AP Exams, please contact CCHS Lead Counselor, Mrs. Gailey, at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Counseling Center.
Veterans Day Ceremony Honors
The CCHS StuCru would like to honor our Veterans on campus, in your family, and close friends in this year's Veterans Day ceremony program. Please submit his/her name and their military branch through the link below to be included. You may submit as many names as you would like before November 3rd to have ample time to finalize the printed programs. Thank you for helping make this memorable a Veterans Day Ceremony!
If they are still with us and able to attend, please extend the invitation to our ceremony to be held at Veterans Memorial Stadium on November 10th at 10:30AM.
Canvas Parent Access
CCISD parents can now access Canvas! Canvas for Parents allows parents and guardians the opportunity to log in as “Observers'' for an everyday overview of their student's learning interactions including calendars, assignments, submissions, and class resources. Learn more: www.ccisd.net/canvas
Attendance & Absence Notes
If a student is checking out for an appointment and then returning to campus, they must check-out through attendance before leaving (receive an off-campus permit), and check back in through attendance upon returning (receive a hall pass). If a student does not follow the proper check out/in process, their attendance may not be updated properly.
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.
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.
Upcoming Events in October
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!
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