October 2019
Nov. 5 - Student Holiday/Teacher In-Service
Nov. 5 - Election Day
Nov. 11 - Board Workshop
Nov. 13 - High School Late Arrival
Nov. 18 - Board Meeting
Nov. 25-29 - Thanksgiving Break
In this issue:
  • Trending Now in CCISD
  • October Board Report
  • Between The Bells with CCISD
  • Latest News
  • Bond Update
  • Car Rider Line Podcast
  • Tree Dedication for Chris Reed
  • The Volunteer Cheer
  • Upcoming Events
  • Alumni Group
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Friends and family of CCISD Board Trustee Chris Reed recently gathered around a newly-planted magnolia tree to remember the man whose service to children defined his life. Chris Reed passed away on June 7, 2019.
The special remembrance was the idea of the Clear Springs High School and Victory Lakes Intermediate School cheer teams and their sponsors as a way to show their love and support to Jana Reed, Reed’s widow, and her children. The teams raised the money to purchase the tree and memorial plaque. It was decided the ideal home of the magnolia tree should be within view of Veterans Memorial Stadium and right outside the doors of the Education Support Center where Reed spent many hours with his colleagues planning and supporting the students of CCISD.
Most parents can relate to the challenge of finding ways to keep their student focused and on task. This Volunteer Cheer goes out to a parent who, in wanting to help win this pesky battle, opted to help not just his child, but the entire elementary classroom. Rob Vandervoort learned about how movement and exercise help kids with attention. In his research, he found how "wobble stools" allow students to move around while still sitting firmly in their seats. After getting one for his son, he got permission from Ed White E-STEM Magnet School teacher, Ms. Hurst, to purchase these seats for the whole class. With the help of Ms. Hurst and a handful of students, all of the wobble stools were assembled and ready for duty in 30 minutes. Students came in the next day and picked their chair, which came in different colors.

Thank you, Mr. Vandervoort, for putting a bright idea into action for CCISD students.
CCISD College and Career Fair
November 13 at 6 p.m.
CCISD Education Village
4380 Village Way
League City, TX 77573
Representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities will be on hand to answer questions. 
Clear Springs High School Culinary Arts Dinner Series
November 14 at 6 p.m.
Bistro Urbano - Clear Springs HS
501 Palomino Dr.
League City, TX 77573
*Free childcare for children over the age of 2.*
Clear Creek ISD is proud of its graduates! For 70 years, our students have made a significant and lasting impact on their local, state, national and international communities. Connecting with our alumni is an important strategy to measure our long-term impact on our students. We are utilizing the alumni website and Facebook Group to stay in touch, spotlight success stories from around the world, and also to expand our reach through collaboration of education, business and community.