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Dates to Remember:
Oct. 27

Oct. 28

Oct. 28

Nov. 4

Nov. 8

Nov. 9

Nov. 12

Nov. 16

Nov. 21-25

Nov. 28
Auxiliary Open Interview Night

Clear Creek HS Homecoming Game

Clear Springs HS Homecoming Game

Salute To Military Service Night

Student Holiday/Staff In-Service

CCISD College & Career Fair

Robinson Elementary 10 Year Celebration

High School Late Arrival

Thanksgiving Break

CCISD Board Meeting
Here is some news and information occurring over the past month so you can  stay  Current on all things CCISD!
Clear Creek ISD Announces 2016 Citizen of the Year

The 2016 Citizen of the Year is Joyce Abbey who is both a CCISD Alumnus and known advocate for the advancement of STEM programming in public education.

Victory Lakes Intermediate Unveils Revamped Library

Look through the big, open windows that line Victory Lakes Intermediate's revamped library - there's a steady buzz of activity coming from every corner.

CCISD Hosts Inaugural Industry Ignite Night

A few of the region's leaders in STEM-related careers showed their appreciation for those who helped get them to where they are today - their science teachers.

SAVE THE DATE: Science Magnet Parent Information Meetings

Mark your calendars for these student and parent information meetings to learn about the Science Magnet Program, the application process, and ask questions.

Extrava-Band-Za 2016

Click below to watch the full video of the 2016 Marching Extrava-Band-Za.

STAR CONTRIBUTOR: CCISD Changes Approach to English Language Arts

Troylon Griffin, editor-in-chief of The HiLife student newspaper and senior at Clear Creek High School, gives us a student-perspective into changes to the English curriculum.

CCISD Core Values Spotlight

Members of the Clear Brook High School Boys Cross Country Team volunteered with Ainsley's Angels at the Run Houston, University of Houston 5K. Ainsley's Angels is a program that allows people with physical and mental disabilities to compete in races across the country. The CBHS volunteer Angels pushed the riders in their wheelchairs to enable them to compete in the 5K.
Student Spotlight

Syamantak Payra, Clear Brook High School, and Kavita Selva, Clear Lake High School, both achieved placement and multiple recognitions for their individual science projects during the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Phoenix, AZ. ISEF is the world's largest international pre-college science competition for grades 9-12.
Syamantak was also recognized for receiving a perfect score on the ACT test.

October is National Principals Month, and CCISD is fortunate to have the best leaders throughout our 44 schools. We appreciate the hard work and dedication they put in for their campuses and, most importantly, their students. 
Get to know the 2016 CCISD Principals of the Year below.
Principal Monica Giuffre
Falcon Pass Elementary
2016 CCISD Elementary Principal of the Year

Background:  Mrs. Giuffre has been  principal  of Falcon Pass Elementary for the past eight years. Prior to that, she was a teacher for 10 years in Spring ISD and Pearland ISD before becoming the assistant principal at Falcon Pass for two years. 

Passion: "My passion for education developed through the early leadership and guidance of my parents. Once I became a mother myself, my focus as a principal began to shift  towards developing the whole child, not just their academic success. When I make decisions for students, I now look through the lens of a principal and a mom."

Being Principal: "I love the excitement of new learning from students and teachers. I also enjoy encouraging others to continue on their personal learning journey and to achieve their personal best through meaningful relationships. I strongly believe that the elementary school years are critical to establishing a love of learning, character and confidence that can stay with children as they grow."

Principal of the Year: " It was an honor to be recognized for the work I do each day. I work with an amazing team of teachers, support staff and leadership team. This award is a reflection of the work we do as a team on behalf of our kids."
Principal Michael Houston
Clear View High School
2016 CCISD Secondary Principal of the Year

Background: Mr. Houston has been principal of Clear View High School for four years. He has been with CCISD since 2006 when he started as a math teacher at Clear Creek High School. He then was a teacher and coach at Clear Springs High School, math department chair at Clear View, and then assistant principal for one year at Clear Creek High School. 

Passion: "I have been blessed to have a background of varied and unique experiences. Those, along with my passion to support all students, allows me to see my role as principal as my calling. Each day I wake up knowing I am going to have the opportunity to positively impact someone's life, and the goal is to find that person. I love what I do!"

Being Principal:  "It's not just being a principal, it is being a principal at Clear View High School. I have the opportunity to give students, parents, and even teachers a new outlook on education. But the best part would have to be shaking their hands as they walk across the graduation stage and giving them their diploma. There aren't words that can describe that feeling."

Principal of the Year: "Being named Secondary Principal of the Year meant that the work we do for our students at Clear View is being noticed. To have my peers see what we are doing as something worth recognizing is important to me. I'm thankful that CCISD has given me the opportunity to serve in a role where I help people."
It's never too early to start thinking about gift ideas for the holiday season. Whether it is a present for mom and dad, a teacher or recent graduate, you can honor them in a lasting and unique way with a Clear Creek ISD Legacy Brick and keepsake tile.

Your honoree will become a permanent part of the new CCISD Challenger Columbia Stadium with their brick being prominently displayed on either the home or visitor concourse areas. The keepsake tile may be ordered as an additional gift for your honoree which will feature the same inscription as your Legacy Brick at the stadium. The Legacy Brick is $150 and the keepsake tile may be purchased for an additional $15. To receive the keepsake tile in time to give as a gift for the holidays, orders must be received by November 18.

Proceeds benefit the purchase and operation of the stadium video board, which was not purchased through Bond 2013 taxpayer dollars but will instead be funded through advertising and sponsorships as well as the Legacy Brick program.

For more information and to purchase your Legacy Brick, please click here .

House Bill 1842, passed in the 84th Texas Legislative Session, provides an opportunity for Texas public school districts to modify state requirements at the local level to better meet the needs of the students served, in order for each student to develop his or her unique talents and interests. As a District of Innovation, Clear Creek ISD will be able to implement the CCISD Strategic Plan with the increased flexibility and the freedom necessary to personalize learning, support the needs and aspirations of each student, and ensure each student is prepared to assume the role as a productive citizen.
The Strategic Plan is focused on meeting the needs and aspirations of each student. Initially, developed by a diverse group of thirty teachers, administrators, parents, and school board trustees, the strategic plan has been shaped by over 1,000 teachers, parents, and community members to embody the hopes and dreams for the future. House Bill 1842 and the subsequent Texas Education Code, Subchapter 12A provide CCISD an opportunity to deepen the strategic plan in all aspects of district operations.

Homecoming mums and garters are a tradition as big as Texas, but a group of students from Clear Creek High School are going against the norm to raise money for a local nonprofit. Students from Kelli Geise's advanced fashion design class have decided that instead of purchasing a homecoming mum, which in some cases can be more than $100, they are going to sell T-shirts to wear to the football game this Friday instead to benefit Bay Area Turning Point, a local nonprofit and community-based social service agency.

The students are calling their campaign, Mums4Mums, and have set a goal of selling 300 shirts to their fellow classmates for $20 a piece. They have currently raised $1,000 of their $6,000 goal. If they reach their goal by this Friday's homecoming football game, the $6,000 is enough to run the shelter through the holidays!  


Clear Creek ISD will honor those who serve or have served our country through military service during the district's November 4 football games at both Challenger Columbia Stadium and Veterans Memorial Stadium.
The Clear Lake High School vs. Clear Springs High School Salute to Military Service game will begin at 7 p.m. at Challenger Columbia Stadium and will honor about 60 wounded and recovering soldiers with the help of the Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund.  Halftime will feature a patriotic arrangement performed by the Clear Lake High School and Clear Springs High School bands and a special video tributes to several CCISD staff members who have served their country as well as spotlight the District's JROTC instructors. Weather permitting, fans will also be treated to an  All-Veteran Parachute Team landing at the 50-yard line to close out the military salute.
At both Challenger Columbia Stadium and during the Clear Falls High School vs. Clear Creek High School game at Veterans Memorial Stadium, all active duty, guard, reserves and retired military - and one guest - will be admitted free. Verification of affiliation, such as badge/ID, official uniform, etc. are required.

After 23 years, Imagination Celebration at Clear Creek ISD's Education Village has become a staple on the list of popular events for students and their families. The sites and sounds of music and art filled the halls of Clear Falls High School on October 15 for this year's celebration  sponsored by the CCISD Department of Visual and Performing Arts. Students could have their face painted, create a masked masterpiece, and decorate a "tall hat" to wear the rest of the day. Budding musicians filled the halls with music as they learned about different musical instruments at the Instrument Petting Zoo hosted by the Houston Symphony League, Bay Area.  The day culminated with a performance by the 5th Grade Honor Choir comprised of students from every CCISD elementary campus.