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CCISD Livestock Show & Auction

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CCISD Auxiliary Open Interview Night

High School Musicals

High School Late Arrival

Elementary & Intermediate Early Release

Last Day to File for Board Election

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STAY CURRENT: JANUARY
Here is some news and information occurring over the past month so you can  stay  Current on all things CCISD!
CCISD Board Calls on State Legislature to Repeal A-F Accountability Rating System

The Clear Creek ISD Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution in opposition of the new A-F rating system of schools in Texas.

Students Earn Top Music Honor in Texas

Twenty-five Clear Creek ISD students, across all five comprehensive high schools, were selected as 2017 Texas All-State members through the Texas Music Educators Association.

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2017 CCISD Science & Engineering Fair Winners

More than 720 elementary and secondary projects were evaluated by volunteer judges from all across the community for t he 56th annual CCISD Science & Engineering Fair . Top honors were awarded in grades 4 through 12.

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Local Residents Grade CCISD

CCISD has published its third annual Community-Based Accountability Report which is centered around criteria local taxpayers identified as important to them.

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Annual High School Musical Productions

Don't miss the spring musicals at any of the five comprehensive CCISD high schools through Feb. 4.
 
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Walk on the Wild Side 2017

Hundreds of walkers, both of the two-legged and four-legged variety, attended the 8th Annual Walk on the Wild Side 5K event. Nearly $3,000  was raised for the Seabrook Intermediate School  Living Materials Center.
 

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JANUARY BOARD MEETING
School Board Recognition

The month of January in Texas is School Board Recognition Month, and the Clear Creek Independent School District joins other districts across the state as they honor the countless contributions of these locally elected advocates for public education. Serving CCISD is Dr. Laura DuPont as President, Page Rander as Vice President, Charles Pond as Secretary, and Ann Hammond, Ken Baliker, Win Weber and Jay Cunningham as Trustees. We appreciate the contributions they make to care for our District and, most importantly, the students!
Student Spotlight

Four students from Seabrook Intermediate's Science Magnet Program recently were given a unique opportunity to participate in an episode of PBS' program, SciGirls.  SciGirls is a half-hour show that highlights young girls putting STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to work in their everyday lives.  The students, Katya Licona, Aloyda Lopez, Mariana Rodriguez and Angela Juarez worked with Alma Stephanie Tapia, a NASA Materials Engineer.

Click here to view photos of the January Board Meeting

Click here to view the video recording of the January Board Meeting

CCISD BOARD ELECTION SET FOR MAY 6
During the regular January 23 Clear Creek ISD Board of Trustees meeting, a resolution calling for a May 6, 2017 Board of Trustee Election was unanimously approved. The regular election will be held to fill the trustee positions for District 2, currently held by Win Weber, and District 3, currently held by Ken Baliker.

The District is accepting applications on regular business days from January 18, 2017, to February 17, 2017, between the hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on February 17, 2017.

To apply for a position on the ballot, interested parties may pick up a Candidate Application and Information Packet at the CCISD Education Support Center located at 2425 E. Main Street, League City, TX 77573. The Candidate Application and Information Packet can also be requested by emailing Melody Hermes at mhermes@ccisd.net.
 
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GET THE SCOOP ON THE PSAT
Do you have questions about your PSAT results? If so, please join us for a free webinar from 7-8 p.m. on January 25, 2017.
 
The webinar will cover the following topics:

-Understanding your PSAT results.

-PSAT scores for the National Merit Scholarship.

-Preparing for the SAT and ACT using Method Test Prep, the test prep service CCISD makes available to all CCISD students for FREE.


 

 
Can't attend live? Register anyway to receive a recording of the webinar.
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
They started with a list of more than $1.2 billion in short and long-term needs for the Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD), but after four months, numerous tours and exhaustive document reviews, the Citizens' Facility Advisory Committee has ranked $499 million worth of projects as the highest and immediate priorities to meet the district's growth, safety, and technology needs for the next three to five years. 

The Committee has hosted two public meetings to share their findings and receive feedback. The final Town Hall Meeting is at 6:30 p.m. on January 26 at Space Center Intermediate. It will also be streamed live online and through the District's Facebook account.

DR. SMITH ON THE NEW RATING SYSTEM
New Texas A-F Rating System
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INTRODUCING APOLLO FIELD

 Clear Creek ISD was proud to name the field at Challenger Columbia Stadium "Apollo Field" during a special commemoration reception held at the stadium on January 24.

As science, engineering and this region's history in human spaceflight are important in CCISD, the Board of Trustees approved a proclamation in December to honor the three fallen astronauts, Ed White, Gus Grissom, and Roger Chaffee, through the field commemoration. January marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 1 mission tragedy so the field will bear the name throughout the anniversary year. In attendance yesterday were Ed White's son, Ed White III; a former mission control operator from that fateful day; NASA JSC Associate Center Director, Melanie Saunders; and Ralph Parr who was a Clear Creek High School teacher at the time of the tragedy, among others with special interest in the commemoration. In honor of this anniversary, CCISD also placed Legacy Bricks in honor of Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chafee in the stadium concourse.

DUAL LANGUAGE APPLICATIONS
Dual Language, also referred to as two-way immersion, is an educational model in which both native English speakers and native speakers of another language receive instruction together in both languages to promote second language acquisition, high academic achievement, and cross-cultural understanding for all students. Language learning takes place primarily through content instruction. Linguistic proficiency in both languages occurs as students develop their knowledge of subject matter through performing academic tasks.

Dual Language program applications for the 2017-2018 school year will be available on February 1, 2017.


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COURSE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Course selection and registration is an important annual event for students and parents. Whether you have a student transitioning from 5th to 6th grade, or a high school student deciding on which courses to take next year, CCISD is here to help you and your student make the best academic and extracurricular choices for the next school year. Follow the link below for detailed information on important dates, including parent meetings, campus deadlines, and a link to the 2017-2018 Educational Planning Guide.

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP RESOURCES

Kids and teens today are using the immense power of digital media to explore, connect, create, and learn in ways never before imagined. With this power, young people have extraordinary opportunities, and yet they face potential pitfalls, too. Meanwhile, schools are dealing with the associated ramifications - like cyberbullying, digital cheating, and safety and security concerns. These issues underscore the need for students to learn - and for parent and educators to teach - digital literacy and citizenship skills.

Clear Creek ISD has created a new resource for parents and students to get the information they need to educate themselves on these topics. Visit the webpage below and also follow the District's social media accounts to stay informed on helpful tips and resources.

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CCISD SCHOOL LOOP
 
CCISD School Loop - Episode-01-Tony Davila Introduction

In an effort to strengthen parent and guardian education and engagement opportunities, the Clear Creek Independent School District has introduced a new parent-based web series called "CCISD School Loop." Each episode will feature a District representative who will dive deeper into important topics to help parents navigate through the school system with their students.