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 (www.facebook.com/clearcreekisd).
Clear View High School is a premier learning community of choice for life-changing education in Clear Creek ISD. Campus leaders talk through the school culture, educational initiatives, campus and district-wide programs offered, and the application process for students. They also touch on the exciting opportunities that the new school building will bring when construction is completed in January 2022.
We sit down with Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith for the final time to reflect on his 40-year career in education and his time in CCISD before he retires at the end of December.
CCISD Board President Dr. Laura DuPont and Board Vice President Jay Cunningham talk through the Superintendent search process and answer some frequently asked questions.
District leaders give an important update on CCISD's Gifted & Talented program and provide more information on testing for all grade levels.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.