Clear Creek High School Updates
October 27, 2023
While we do not permit costumes on Halloween, we do have a few festive opportunities for students and staff on Tuesday, October 31st.
Hunger Games -- Nov 3
During the week of Oct 30-Nov 3 CCHS & CFHS will be participating in the Hunger Games, tackling hunger together through a competitive food drive. Beginning Oct. 30th, we will have a bin in the front lobby and will be collecting canned food to donate to the Galveston County Food Bank. On Friday, Nov. 3rd the Galveston County Food Bank will pick up the bin. The school with the heaviest food bin will be announced at the CCHS vs. CFHS game on the evening of Nov. 3rd.
Pep Rally: November 3, 2023
We will have a pep rally on Friday, November 3. The bell schedule is attached below.
A few other points to mention:
- Students will be released to the pep rally from their 3rd period classes and will leave their belongings in the classroom.
- An alternate location for students who do not wish to attend the pep rally will be provided.
- Outside visitors will be permitted, but visitor seating is limited.
Here are a few reminders from our attendance office including ways that you can assist us in ensuring that your student's attendance is accurate.
- Please provide student’s full name as it appears in Skyward on all absence notes.
- Notes for students absences must be received within 3 days of the student's return to campus. They may be submitted via Parent Portal in Skyward, a handwritten note may be dropped off at the attendance office or emailed to CCHSATTENDANCE@CCISD.NET.
- Students should deliver excuse notes to the attendance office at the beginning of the day, during lunch, or after school.
- We prefer a handwritten note be provided to the attendance office at the beginning of the day if your child needs to be released from school early.
- Absence requests may be submitted via the Parent Portal in Skyward with a minimum of 2 hours advance notice.
- Handwritten notes with a copy of your driver’s license may be attached to an email and sent to CCHSATTENDANCE@CCISD.NET to request student release with a minimum of 2 hours advance notice.
- If students leave campus without checking out through the attendance office, or return and do not check in through the attendance office, absences will be unexcused.
Early voting for CCISD VATRE & Bond 2023 is underway until November 3.
Election Day is November 7.
Proposition A, if approved, maintains funding for staff, school safety, utilities, and student programs.
Proposition B, if approved, will provide funding for building repairs and equipment replacements for our school buildings. Visit this link to see what projects are included for our school.
Proposition C is a proposal to maintain the current one computer per student program in CCISD, which was initially approved by voters in 2013. If approved, the measure will also fund assistive technology for students with special needs.
Please visit www.ccisd.net/electioncentral to learn more about what is on the ballot, watch this video discussion on the election with Superintendent Karen Engle, and find the closest polling location near you.
University of Houston Field Trip (Seniors Only)
Clear Creek High School will take 30 seniors on a tour to the University of Houston - Main Campus on Thursday, November 9, 2023. Students will depart CCHS at 7:30AM and return by 2:00 pm. Lunch is not provided, so students will need to bring money for lunch or bring a sack lunch.
Students must submit this form, with attached completed permission form by Monday, November 6 at 3:00 PM. To be considered, students must be passing all classes with no discipline reports and list University of Houston in Naviance under colleges I'm Applying To. Students will be selected on a first come, first serve basis.
Please use the attach permission slip below and complete the link below by answering the questions and attaching the permission slip. The first 30 students who meet the requirements will be chosen for the trip.
October Staff Member & Teacher of the Month
Each month CCHS nominates a teacher and staff member of the month. Please use the links or QR codes below to help us acknowledge the great work that our teachers and staff do each day!
Staff Member of the Month
Click Here or scan the QR code to vote for the CCHS staff member of the month for October (ex: custodian, counselor, administrative assistant, etc.). Voting closes 10/29.
Teacher of the Month
Click Here or scan the QR code to vote for the CCHS teacher of the month for October. Voting closes 10/29.
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 email@example.com 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.
Happening This Weekend
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: firstname.lastname@example.org