November Board Meeting Highlights
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November 28, 2012
CCISD NOVEMBER BOARD MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
A Perfect Score, Special Olympics and NASA Johnson Space Center
League City, TX – On November 26, 2012, Clear Creek ISD Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith and the CCISD Board of Trustees honored some extraordinary students and a special community partner.
Clear Creek High School’s Laura Holzenkamp was recognized for earning the highest composite score possible on her ACT. She earned a 36 on the college entrance exam. “This exceptional score will provide Laura numerous college opportunities,” said Dr. Greg Smith, “We are so proud of what she’s accomplished through hard work.” Of the 1.6 million students nationwide who take the ACT, 704 earned a perfect score.
Board members and the Superintendent also honored three athletes who competed in the World Special Olympics in Puerto Rico. They brought home medals for their swimming performance. Kayla Gray and Morgan Hendrix from Clear Brook High School and Clear Spring High School’s Victoria Tran were presented letter jackets courtesy of Butch Milks, Greg Wheeler and Balfour. Two assistant coaches, Collin Gray and Zachery Carico were also recognized at the meeting. The Clear Brook High School students served as Special Olympic assistant coaches and swam with the CCISD Special Olympians in Puerto Rico. They also swam with Team Texas and won bronze medals in the Unified 100 meter Freestyle Relay.
CCISD also honored a longtime partnership with the NASA Johnson Space Center. NASA JSC was recently named a 2012 Employer for Education Excellence at the highest level, Gold, by the State Board of Education. The EEE award is given to employers who implement a policy to encourage and support employees who actively participate in education and school activities. “In Clear Creek ISD, we believe the folks at JSC really do set the Gold standard for the basis of this award, said Dr. Smith, “I couldn’t possibly list every program NASA JSC takes the lead on in support of our kids, but suffice to say there are countless stories of student success because of NASA’s involvement in our schools.”
An example of CCISD’s partnership with NASA JSC is the Summer of Innovation program. Through both grant dollars and professional development provided by NASA, the program provides hands-on learning opportunities for students and educators through NASA-unique science, technology, engineering and mathematics educational activities during the summer school break. Nearly 600 Clear Creek ISD students participated in three summer camps under the Summer of Innovation 2012 program.