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Car Rider Line

Summary: Fill up your idle time in the car rider line with CCISD. This bi-weekly podcast dives deeper into a wide-range of educational news and resources with District leaders and area experts. Listeners can also join in on the conversation during the live recording on our Facebook page (

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  • Artist: Clear Creek ISD Office of Communications
  • Copyright: © Clear Creek ISD 2019


 Episode 306: Why Choose CCISD Pre-Kindergarten | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:19:10

District leaders talk through the many benefits of enrolling your child in CCISD's Pre-Kindergarten program, which is now offering the option for virtual learning at home. You will also hear more about what to expect inside the classroom from a current Pre-K teacher.

 Episode 211: Positive Behavioral Interventions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:32:09

We talk with Tony Davila, CCISD director of parent assistance, about Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and how it is impacting our classrooms. He also goes through resources available to parents at home.

 Episode 210: School Safety Update | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:31

We sit down with CCISD Director of Safe and Secure Schools Brian Palazzi to talk through the final phase of security upgrades happening in CCISD and current emergency communication models in place for parents and community members.

 Episode 209: Becoming a Mentor in CCISD | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:46

Mentors play a big role in our success behind the scenes in CCISD. January is National Mentoring Month, so we sat down with Coordinator of Prevention and At Risk Services Dr. Jeanne deVezin and two current CCISD mentors to talk about ways the community can get involved and help inspire our students.

 Episode 208: What to Know About Course Registration | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:22:20

CCISD’s Director of Guidance and Counseling, Dava West, takes parents through the process of course registration for incoming 6th through 12th grade students and answers some frequently asked questions.

 Episode 207: Digital Citizenship in CCISD | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:22

Leaders within the CCISD Technology Department talk through Digital Citizenship and the steps they take in regards to students safety online at the elementary and secondary levels. They also give tips on how parents can communicate with their students on best practices for social media sites and privacy protection.

 Episode 206: Ready for College | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:37

Now is a great time for parents and students to start focusing on the future, especially college and career goals. In this episode, CCISD Director of Counseling and Guidance Dava West talks through college preparedness, high school endorsement plans and how students can use Naviance to help with their goals.

 Episode 205: Gifted & Talented Programs in CCISD | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:20:57

Rigorous learning opportunities exist at all grade levels for students in the Gifted and Talented program in Clear Creek ISD. In this episode, Director of Advanced Academics and Gifted and Talented Glenda Holder covers resources to engage and develop GT students within the district. She also answers questions about testing, advanced placement, the WAVE program and the opportunities the new Alpha Park will bring.

 Episode 204: Science Fair and Science Magnet Spotlight | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:19:54

Do you have a student interested in science? Getting them involved in the Clear Creek ISD Science and Engineering Fair and the Science Magnet Program at Brookside Intermediate and Seabrook Intermediate might be a great fit! In this episode, the Science Magnet liaisons, elementary science coordinator and an intermediate science teacher talk through the Science Fair process for students in grades K-12 and give tips on ways to ignite inspiration. They also touch on the many opportunities available for students in grades 6-8 through the Science Magnet Program.

 Episode 203: Getting Your Student Involved | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:37:14

In this episode, you will hear a live recording of a panel session we streamed during our Team CCISD Virtual Parent Conference. Representatives from our visual and performing arts, athletics, and career and technical education departments, as well as a few students and parents, talk through different options for student involvement at all levels. They also answer some frequently asked questions on extracurricular/co-curricular activities.

 Episode 202: School Safety Procedures | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:59

In the following episode, you will hear a live recording of a session on School Safety that we streamed during our Team CCISD Virtual Parent Conference. Brian Palazzi, CCISD director of safe schools department, and Captain Josette Rivas of the Galveston County Sheriff’s Department give insight into the District’s Standard Response Protocols and communication procedures in place during an emergency situation.

 Episode 201: Setting Your Students Up for Success | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:47:22

In this episode, you will hear a live recording of a panel session we streamed during our Team CCISD Virtual Parent Conference this month. Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith moderates this discussion with district leaders on topics such as physical and emotional health, school preparedness, and teacher tips for student success throughout the year.

 Episode 109: Seniors & the Superintendent | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:21:18

Three graduating Clear Creek ISD seniors sit down with Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith to talk through their experiences in high school and offer some great advice for underclassmen and their parents.

 Episode 108: Adolescent Mental Health | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:32:49

In this episode of Car Rider Line, we sit down with CCISD Director of Counseling and Guidance Natalie Uranga, Executive Director of NAMI Gulf Coast Jan Melis, and Chief Executive Director of Gulf Coast Center Melissa Tucker to talk through adolescent mental health and the support and resources offered within our schools and community.

 Episode 107: Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten Readiness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:32:34

Clear Creek ISD Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education Holly Hughes, Early Childhood Coordinator Christy Lawrence, and Stewart Elementary Principal Dr. Britani Moses sit down to talk through the Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten registration process and offer tips for parents to get students ready for school in August 2019.


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