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CCISD News - February 2005

Fear Factor Finds the Classroom


February 5, 2005

CCISD News - Worms pictureStudents Snack on Superworms for the Sake of Science

WHO: Victory Lakes Intermediate School Seventh Grade Science Class

WHAT: Fear is not a Factor for Victory Lake Intermediate seventh grade students studying insects and arachnids. They have built "live" bug boxes, built bugs out of candy, now its Fear Factor time. They will have several challenges that relate to the "fear" of insects:

1. Cricket Goggles

2. Eating live crickets and superworms- throw a dart at a dart board, what ever number the student hits is the number of bugs they must eat!

3. "Bucket-o-worms"

4. Name that bug

5. Cricket cookies

6. Worm salad

The teams are boys vs. girls, which ever team accepts the most challenges and completes the required tasks wins the “Fear Factor.”

WHEN: 9:55 a.m. to 2:10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7

WHERE: Victory Lakes Intermediate School in Clear Creek ISD

2880 West Walker

League City, TX 77573

WHY: Integrating hands-on learning experiences and pop culture with science curriculum is a great way to have students internalize and remember what they are learning.

To attend this Fear Factor science extravaganza call the CCISD Office of Pubic Information at (281) 338-5803.

Image source: Courtesy of National Institute of
Environmental Health Sciences at

Worms (Vermicomposting) Game

Finding the Fun in Fitness


February 5, 2005

District hosts second annual Fit Week.

Editor’s Note: To attend events at a school near you call the CCISD Office of Pubic Information at (281) 338-5803.

WHO: Clear Creek Independent School District Physical Education Program

WHAT: Educating students and their parents about the benefits of fitness is as important as teaching arithmetic and spelling. During the second annual Fit Week hosted by Clear Creek Independent School District students and their parents are invited to participate in:

· Jump Rope for Heart

· Frisbee Basketball, which involves shooting baskets, adding and making sentences

· Jurassic Park Tag, which involves teamwork, problems solving strategies and throwing skills (children are the ultimate multi-taskers!)

· TOT’s precision ball handling they are mini Harlem Globetrotters

· Diabetes Walk for Life

· and much, much more!

WHEN: Monday, Feb. 7 through Friday, Feb. 11

WHERE: Elementary schools across the District. (Call for times and places.)


CCISD Hosts Second-Round School Boundary Meeting


February 5, 2005

League City, TEXAS—The Clear Creek Independent School District invites the community to a second-round 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., Feb. 10, Clear Brook High School Auditorium

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

CCISD Seeks First Day of School Waiver


February 5, 2005

League City, TEXAS—The Clear Creek Independent School District may be submitting a waiver to the Texas Education Agency to start the 2005-2006 school year earlier than Aug. 22, 2005. Clear Creek ISD is seeking a waiver to start school on August 15, 2005.

A public hearing will be held at the Feb. 22 Board of Trustees’ meeting at 6 p.m. Citizens who have questions may contact the District’s Office of Public Information at (281) 338.5803.

Community Invited to Help Name CLHS Field House


February 5, 2005

LEAGUE CITY, Texas—The Clear Creek Independent School District community is invited to join the committee responsible for naming the Clear Lake High School Field House. The first meeting is 6 p.m., Feb. 7, in the school’s Commons. Those interested in participating should contact Terry Farrell at (281) 226-7888 or

Education Takes a Back Seat in League City

CCISD Press Release

February 19, 2005

City council of League City stalls on decision to provide crucial city services for new high school.

LEAGUE CITY, Texas (February 10)— Education now has four “R’s” reading, writing, arithmetic and roads. Schools are simply unable to function without roads, electrical services, water lines and sewage systems, and city planning is the cornerstone of any successful school.

The League City city council did not approve an interlocal agreement during last night’s council meeting (February 8) to provide required infrastructure to build and open the Clear Creek Independent School District’s fourth high school. If the agreement is not approved at the Feb. 22 council meeting the Aug. 2007 opening date will be jeopardized, and there will be nearly 5,000 students attending Clear Creek High School.

After months of meetings between the city council and the District discussing the need to improve Palomino Lane and provide sanitary lines to the property, the District was surprised to discover the council no longer considered these items a priority. It was learned on Feb. 8 prior to the council meeting that these items that had previously been allocated in the city’s 2004 Capital Improvement Plan were deleted during a July 29 city council workshop.

If the interlocal agreement is not approved by the council the school can not be built. The school district will be forced to purchase additional portable classroom buildings, place more than 35 students in every classroom and bus all students west of Highway 3 to Clear Brook High School, which will be more than 30 percent over capacity in 2007.

More: High School Stalled

Source: CCISD

Deadline to Apply for Board of Trustees Election Approaches

CCISD Press Release

February 26, 2005

LEAGUE CITY, Texas—The Clear Creek Independent School District is holding a Board of Trustees election May 7. Applications for open trustee positions are being accepted Feb. 7 through March 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information packets are currently available at the CCISD Education Support Center located at 2425 East Main St. in League City, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Education Support Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 7 to accept applications.

The District 2 and District 3 positions are on this year’s ballot. Paula Tomasi is the current District 2 trustee and Dr. Glenn Freedman is the current District 3 trustee. Terms are for three years, ending in May 2008.

For additional information, call Pam Syers at (281) 338-5809.

CCISD Wins Big at State Communication Conference

CCISD Press Release

February 26, 2005

League City, TEXAS—The Office of Public Information for Clear Creek Independent School District recently won numerous awards for excellence in public school communication. The awards were announced at the Texas School Public Relations Association Star Awards Banquet Feb. 15 during the organization’s annual conference in Austin.

The Clear Creek ISD Office of Public Information received 13 gold stars and 11 silver stars. In addition Joe Perez, electronic media specialist, earned two best of categories for the district’s news program “Get Connected” and the Clear Creek Education Foundation Prize Patrol celebration video. Carrie Ann Taylor, public information coordinator, was named Rookie of the Year by the association. Under the leadership of Public Information Director Karen Permetti, the District’s Office of Public Information has recently revamped its efforts to improve communication outreach to the District’s community.

More: Communication Awards

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