Stewart Elementary staff and students were spotlighted for their efforts to support veterans and their children. They recently lead several CCISD schools in a very special welcome to more than 40 wounded and recovering soldiers and their families visiting the Bay Area. They were visiting from Brooks Army Medical Center in San Antonio for a weekend of R&R and as VIP guests at the Salute to Military Service & First Responders activities in Kemah. As the buses carrying the soldiers and their families toured through Kemah and League City, students and staff lined the streets to welcome and cheer for the troops. Stewart Elementary students also prepared goodie bags and wrote notes of encouragement for the children of the soldiers to surprise them when they arrived at their hotel.
The CCISD IMPACT project is the District's community service awareness campaign aimed to share with the public the everyday influence students are having on their world.Throughout the 2017-2018 school year, the District is spotlighting the wide impacts of community service events and activities happening at every campus and even District support departments. Some of the activities that will be spotlighted may be expressly created service projects in response to the long-term needs of families impacted by the floods. While others have become cherished and meaningful service traditions in that school.
Below are the latest IMPACT sightings across Clear Creek ISD.
Clear Horizons Early College High School at Armand Bayou Nature Center
Students at Clear Horizons Early College High School took their service learning on the road to Armand Bayou Nature Center. They spent the day planting native prairie grasses to help revitalize the local ecosystem.
Clear View High School 3rd Annual Service Learning Day
Clear View High School students immersed themselves in an afternoon of community service. From making special comfort pillows for patients, to playing bingo with senior citizen residents of Regency Village Skilled Nursing Facility, students rotated through classrooms hosting a wide array of outreach opportunities where they could give back to their community.
November 3, 2017 marked the poignant end of a 31-year journey for a soccer ball, a family and a school. During halftime of that November 3 Clear Lake High School versus Clear Creek High School Friday football game, a special reunion took place bringing people bound together by a soccer ball that was intended to fly on the Space Shuttle Challenger 51L mission in 1986. Challenger Astronaut Colonel Ellison Onizuka had originally intended to take the ball on his journey into space on the ill-fated flight. His daughter, Janelle Onizuka, was a member of the Clear Lake High School soccer team in 1986. She and her teammates had signed the soccer ball before giving it to her father before the flight.
Soon after the Challenger accident, the soccer ball was discovered in the accident debris and eventually returned to Clear Lake High School. Expedition 50 Commander Col. Shane Kimbrough offered to take the soccer ball with him on his recent mission to the International Space Station, allowing the ball to complete its journey into space. Watch the full story above which made national news!
As the holidays are upon us, Clear Creek ISD is aware that our families continue to struggle through recovery efforts. CCISD Cares is a 501(c)3 support organization which was formed to assist those with basic needs during times of crisis. Monetary donations are still being collected through the CCISD Cares website and will benefit those in need through the holidays. For immediate support with clothing, toiletries or school supplies, please contact your campus counselor.
Congratulations to the students from Clear Creek High School, Clear Horizons Early College High School and Parr Elementary who received 2017-18 Student-Teacher Innovative Grants (STIGs) totaling more than $5,000 from the Clear Creek Education Foundation! STIGs are awarded to an individual student or a team of students who apply under the guidance and sponsorship of a teacher. They are used to enhance student learning by stimulating student creativity and supporting innovative learning projects.