We had an absolutely AMAZING week at the LAKE! Our Falcons closed the week by welcoming and honoring some of our greatest Americans. We were blessed to have the opportunity to say THANK YOU to the men and women connected to our community who have sacrificed and fought to protect the many freedoms we are privileged to live.
We also celebrated some of the most important employees in education - our amazing substitutes! Friday was Substitute Appreciation Day. Our STUCO helped to thank the substiutes on campus with a Thank You gift and and a "sub" lunch from our local Subway restaurant. We literally could not do it without them!
Our Falcon students and faculty also want to say THANK YOU to the entire community to voting FOR their futures. Your votes have reinforced our community commitment to ensuring that CCISD can continue to provide an exceptional quality education that meets the needs of every student without having to sacrifice programs and resources. This is a direly unprecedented financial time for public education in the state of Texas, but the CCISD community stands behind our students. We thank you for your trusting our shared devotion to your kids.
This week, we will focus on our Core Values and our students' futures. This week is Character Education Week and Generation Texas Week. Our advisory lesson on Tuesday will focus on caring as we discuss mental health and suicide prevention (see segment below). On Thursday, we will focus on respect and highlight our students who endeavor to be college-bound, and we encourage all Falcons to wear a college shirt to celebrate their future plans. On Friday, our focus will be on responsibility as we practice all our safety drills and reinforce our responsibilities to ourselves, our peers, and our campus in the event of and to prevent emergencies.
The following week, we get to all take a well-deserved Fall break and focus on family and gratefulness. We will also take a break from our weekly Newsflash until Sunday 11/26. I wish you all a peaceful and restful Thanksgiving spent with those who mean the most to you.
It's going to be a GREAT week at the LAKE!
11/16 - Generation Texas Day - wear your college shirt
11/16 - Senior Portraits (appointment only) LAST CHANCE
11/16 - HOBY application deadline
11/17 - Safety Drill Day
11/20-24 - Thanksgiving Break (CCISD Closed)
11/27 - IP Day (Student Holiday)
12/5-8 - STAAR Test (Identified retesters only)
12/18-21 - Semester 1 Final Exams
12/21 - Early Release (11:30 am)
12/22 - Professional Learning Day (Student Holiday)
12/25-1/5 - Winter Break (CCISD Closed)
1/8 - IP Day (Student Holiday)
1/9 - First Day of Semester 2
Monday - Falcon Lunch
Tuesday - Advisory Schedule
Wednesday - Falcon Lunch
Thursday - Falcon Lunch
Friday - Falcon Lunch (Safety Drill Day)
CCISD requires our counseling department to provide Advisory material on certain topics each year. Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention are two subject areas we believe are needed to help guide our students. On Tuesday (11/14), the Advisory lesson will increase awareness and provide resources for getting help if they or someone they know is needing help. We hope that by sharing this information with our students, we can continue supporting their experience while here at CLHS.
Generation TX Week
Generation Texas Week is Nov. 13- 17
This is the week we will be highlighting our college-going culture at Clear Lake High School. For many, college is the best investment they will make in themselves. No matter your challenges, college can be a reality. Your future is worth it.
Resources for helping you choose a college
Every student in Clear Lake High School has a Naviance account. There are many features in Naviance to help navigate the process of exploring careers and colleges. There is career testing, personality testing related to work, and learning styles testing. These tests can help our students make a decision based on three basic principles: Know yourself; know your options; and make a good decision.
The college researching tools in Naviance are extensive. There are college search features, college matching features, scattergrams, and acceptance history. Using these tools can help students make an informed college choice.
We also have college representatives who come to campus every week to share information with our students about their college campuses.
On Thursday, Nov 16, wear your college shirt day!
Check out these checklists for each grade level:
Do you want to sharpen your leadership skills? Would you like to represent Clear Lake High School as an Ambassador? Would you like to meet other like-minded high school students throughout the Houston area?
You should consider the HOBY leadership seminar.
Information about this program and how to be considered was emailed to sophomores through Naviance. Interested students should completed the application and submit the supporting documents to Ms. Telford in Room 6094 by Thursday, November 16th at 2:30pm.
Senior Picture Deadline!!
We currently have 199 seniors that have not scheduled their photos with Cady photography. This means these seniors will not be pictured in the yearbook if they do not take their pictures by November 30th. Next Thursday, Nov 16th is the last day Cady will be on the Clear Lake High School Campus. Schedule your senior photos at www.cady.com today!
Senior Class Shirt
Senior Shirts are available for pre-order. Get your Class of '24 shirt using the link below. Please support the class of 2024 as all proceeds go to the senior class activities including Prom and Senior Sunset.
Yearbooks are forever! Honor your graduate with a special senior dedication. Create it yourself on the Josten’s site, or email email@example.com and have our staff design it for you! The deadline for senior ads is December 29th!
Attendance Recovery Requirements
Attendance Recovery for students who have not attended 90% of instructional minutes will begin Monday November 13, 2023. If you have not been in attendance the minimum time required, you will be notified via email that you are out of compliance, and have hours assigned to recoup credit. Every time you take care of time owed responsibly, you will receive a new email with your updated time remaining. Please keep in mind that future absences can require additional hours owed on your assignment, and you will be notified of that via email as well.
All attendance recovery hours are due by January 27, 2023.
Honoring Those Who Served
Senior Falcon Sophia Mitzner helped to honor our Veterans beyond CLear Lake High School. She opened the Brookwood Elementary Veterans Day Ceremony with a beautiful performance of the Star Spangled Banner. Thank you Sophia!
CLHS Veterans Day Ceremony
Thank You to Our Hero Substitutes
Break-a-Leg to our Falcon Theatre Troop as they travel to Gravevine, TX to perform Variations on a Theme at the State Thespian Festival on Thursday. Act well your parts!
Both our Boys and Girls Basketball programs have taken off on a strong start to their seasons! Our Girls have blown away their competition at the Peggy Whitley Classic this weekend, and our boys obliterated Spring Woods on Friday night.
Grab your tickets for their upcoming games and come help us cheer them on to victories in district and beyond. Tickets can be purchased using the GOFan link above.
Join Us for a Presentation of Screenagers
The film presentation will be Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience - a film that examines the science behind teen's emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help them build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age.
Project Graduation will be holding a Senior Gala on February 24, 2024. For more information, please see the attached Senior Serve Flyer. If your senior wishes to participate (there is room for 25 seniors), a $100 non-refundable deposit is required.
Our next Project Graduation meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 6-7 pm, at El Dorado Mexican Restaurant, Parents of all Lake students are invited to attend. If you can't make the meeting, you can still support us by getting an order sometime during the day. !Gracias!
Be sure to tell the restaurants you are with Project Grad!
If you plan to order flowers to grace your holiday table, please consider Lush. The owner, Renee Johnson, is a Lake grad, and she graciously donates a portion of your sale to us if you mention you are with Project Grad.
Please follow us on Social Media and ask your student to post information to generate interest in what we are doing.
- Website: Google search – CLHS Project Graduation
- Facebook: Clear Lake High School Project Graduation
- Instagram: clhsprojectgrad
Donations may be made to PG24 by visiting the Website.
Is Your Falcon on the Meal Deal 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.
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
Click the links below for each of the CLHS Campus Policies you and your Falcon need to know.
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.
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