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CCISD News - December/January 2005

January 7, 2005

CCISD Hosts School Boundary Meeting

League City, TEXAS— The Clear Creek Independent School District invites the community to a public hearing regarding the 2005-2006 school boundary changes. The purpose of boundary revisions is to optimize school facility usage and to accommodate growth patterns throughout the District.

Meeting times and locations are as follows:

7 p.m., Jan. 13, Clear Brook High School Auditorium

7 p.m., Jan. 18, Clear Lake High School Commons

7 p.m., Jan. 20, Clear Creek High School Cafeteria

For more information about the school boundary committee call the Office of Public Information at (281) 338-5803.

CCISD Elementary Students Score in Robotics Competition

League City, TEXAS—Clear Creek Independent School District was well represented at the South Texas FIRST Lego League Tournament held Dec. 3 in Houston. Clear Creek ISD had 16 teams competing, representing 15 elementary schools, in the robotics tournament. A total of 76 teams from around the state competed at the event, most representing intermediate schools.

Teams from Armand Bayou Elementary, Brookwood Elementary, Falcon Pass Elementary, Hall Elementary, Hyde Elementary, Ward Elementary, Weber Elementary and White Elementary all advanced into the final rounds of their division in the robotics performance competition.

The highest award given at the South Texas FIRST Lego League is the Director’s Award. This award, given to the team, which most embodies the spirit of the competition and mentorship experience, was awarded to the Bay Eagles Robotics Team by South Texas FLL Tournament Director, Lucien Junkin.

Ward Elementary and Brookwood Elementary both received a “Final Four” trophy. In addition, Falcon Pass Elementary advanced to the finals in the Research competition, and Brookwood Elementary advanced to the finals of the Technical competition.

The team from Falcon Pass Elementary also captured the Spirit Award. The leadership team from Bay Elementary took honors during the awards ceremony as well. The engineering mentors from the Bay Eagles Robotics Team, Jay LeBeau and Dr. Brian Mayeaux, along with teacher sponsor Anne Magnus Smith, received the Mentorship Award. Mr. LeBeau and Dr. Mayeaux have been working with the Bay Elementary team for eight years and have made an outstanding contribution to robotics education in Clear Creek ISD.

FIRST Lego League is sponsored by For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology. Clear Creek ISD high school students will begin the FIRST Robotics competition preparation in January. These Clear Creek ISD high school students also helped run the South Texas FLL Tournament and mentored many of the Clear Creek ISD elementary school teams. For more information on robotics events for Clear Creek ISD students, contact Terry Brandhorst at


CCISD is Seeking Science Fair Judges


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Brookside Intermediate School National Junior Honor Society students Michelle Tran, Mona Chagala and Sarah Nagy write cards that are being sent to soldiers serving in Iraq. Photo credit - CCISD.

Brookside Students Spread Holiday Cheer Overseas

League City, TEXAS— The Brookside Intermediate School National Junior Honor Society sent greetings to our troops serving overseas during the holiday season. The students want to make sure all the soldiers know how much they are cared for at home and that everyone wishes them a happy holiday.

Students Share Spirit of the Season with Soldiers

As the holidays get in full swing it can be very difficult for the brave men and women serving overseas to be separated from the ones they love and the comforts of home. So, Clear Creek High School and Bauerschlag Elementary students joined forces and sent care packages to our troops overseas.

Jernigan Named Outstanding Teacher by Texas Exes

League City, TEXAS—Clear Brook High School English Teacher Kathalene Jernigan has been named a 2005 Outstanding Teacher Honoree by the Texas Exes and the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin. Texas Exes is the university’s alumni organization.

Jernigan is one of 12 teachers selected from a state-wide nomination pool. She will receive her award during a ceremony Feb. 18. The awards are given to Texas teachers who are inspiring and supportive of their students, who bring credit to the teaching profession and who are held in the highest regard by their current and former students, fellow teachers, administrators, students’ parents and community.

CCISD News - CCHS Debate Team PictureClear Creek High School Debate Team 1 Solé Artiz and Lulu Cheng and team 2, Olga Trofimova and Asad Moten. The teams recently placed first and second at the Marshall/Kempner Speech and Debate Tournament in Missouri City, Texas. Photo Credit - CCISD.


Clear Creek’s New Debate Team Sweeps Competition

League City, TEXAS—The Clear Creek High School cross examination debate team had great success behind the podium Dec. 10 and 11 when they stormed the novice rounds at the Marshall/Kempner Speech and Debate Tournament in Missouri City, Texas. The CCHS team, in only their second competition ever, took home first and second place, six trophies and one certificate.

Sole Artiz, Lulu Cheng, Olga Trofimova and Asad Moten made up two cross examination teams. For Artiz it was actually her first time to compete in a cross examination debate and she earned second place in speaker points; Cheng earned third.

While teams certainly do advance and excel, it is rare that a group of sophomores, most of whom did not even understand the complicated cross examination debate format two months ago could go into a large meet and carry away so many accolades.

“It was a large meet of experienced schools from the Houston metro area,” said Susan Tyrrell, CCHS debate coach, “I tried to simply encourage them to do their best and learn. I don’t think any of us expected the amazing results we got.”

Last month in Brazoswood one team took home second place in cross examination competition, competing against varsity debaters, leaving the team elated that their first outing had netted such a great rewards, but the December meet was beyond expectations of the students or the coach.

CCHS has been without a debate team for a couple of years. Tyrrell made a general UIL announcement one day and found Cheng at her door asking about debate. Now, many debate students will be able to take debate as a class, in the spring semester.

“We are all learning together,” Tyrrell said. “Debate is not about fighting; it’s about life. Reasoning, winning, losing and resolving conflict. That is real life. And the kids are getting a crash course.”

They will debate numerous times in January before heading to the District 24-5A UIL meet in Alvin, Jan. 28 and 29.

How do the students feel about their chances in Alvin?

“We’re going to State!” said the debate team

CCISD Facilities Receive New Phone Numbers

League City, TEXAS—As part of the Clear Creek Independent School District Bond 2004 improvements, a new integrated phone system is being implemented across the District. The first locations to be impacted by the new phone system are as follows:

Campus Change Dates New Main # New Fax #

Space Center Intermediate 12/17-30/2004 281-284-3300 281-284-3305

Greene Elementary 1/14-28/2005 281-284-5000 281-284-5005

Hall Elementary 1/14-28/2005 281-284-5300 281-284-5305

Landolt Elementary 1/14-28/2005 281-284-5200 281-284-5205

League City Elementary 1/14-28/2005 281-284-4400 281-284-4405

Technology Learning Center 1/14-28/2005 281-284-0400 281-284-0405

Whitcomb Elementary 1/14-28/2005 281-284-4900 281-284-4905

The remaining campuses will be phased in during the coming months. For more information about Bond 2004 visit the District website or call the Office of Public Information at (281) 338-5803.

Weber Elementary Events

League City, TEXAS—January is a busy month for Weber Elementary School.

Jan. 11, 6:30 p.m. Weber Elementary is hosting a parents’ night to discuss the state TAKS test.

Jan. 13 Students have an early release at 12:15.

Jan. 17 Students are released from school in observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Jan. 19 Selected students art work for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will be on display at the Arts Alliance Center of Clear Lake.

Feb. 3 Weber Elementary is hosting an Open House; student art work and science fair projects will be on display.

CCISD Hosts Livestock Auction and Dinner

Source: CCISD Press Releases

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January 22, 2005

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