Bay Area school districts get an A or Exemplary rating

September 1st, 2018

By Mary Alys Cherry

The TEA report card is in, and Clear Creek ISD and its 42,000 students earned an A or Exemplary rating from the Texas Education Agency.
So did Friendswood ISD and Pearland ISD, meaning this is certainly a good area for families with kids.

But first, Clear Creek ISD. Actually, the school district received three grades – A or 91 for student achievement, B or 84 for school progress, and an A or 95 for closing the gap – and an overall rating of A or 92.

So, where is this district doing exceptionally well? “Districts,” the TEA says, “earn an A (90–100) for exemplary performance when they serve most students well, encouraging high academic achievement and/or appropriate academic growth for almost all students. Most students will be prepared for eventual success in college, a career, or the military.”

The grade a district receives is based 40% on its STAAR performance, 40% on college, career and military readiness and 20% on its graduation rate, the education agency said. CCISD’s four-year graduation rate is 97.1% and rises to 98.5 after five years and 98.7 after six years with a 0.5% dropout rate.

How did students do academically? Most schools scored in the 80s with some scoring in the 70s and others in the 90s.

Clear Horizons Early College High School, where students are probably most focused on school work, scored a 98. But Clear Springs High was not far behind with a 95, along with Clear Falls High with a 92, Clear Lake High with a 91, Clear Creek with a 90 and Clear Brook, 87.

Highest scoring intermediate schools were Seabrook with a 94, and Westbrook and Victory Lakes, 91. At the elementary level, Gilmore took top honors with a 94, followed at 91 by Ralph Parr and Falcon Pass with a 90.

Friendswood ISD did even better than Clear Creek, scoring three A’s – 94 on student achievement, 91 on school progress and 96 on closing gaps, for an overall 94.

And, all its six schools scored A’s and in the 90s with a 93 for Friendswood High, 96 for Cline Elementary and Windsong Intermediate, 94 for Westwood and Bales Intermediate and 93 for Friendswood Junior High.

Pearland ISD also scored high with an A, B and A for scoring 92 on achievement, 89 on progress and 99 on closing the gap. Dawson High with a 92 and Turner Career High with a 93 both scored A’s while Pearland High had a B or 88 and Pace Center High had a 93.

Highest scoring middle schools were Pearland Junior High East; Miller and Alexander with a 94 and Pearland Junior High West, 93.

High scoring elementary campuses included Rusty Oaks, 94; Shadycrest and Silvercrest, 91; and Magnolia, 90.

Ratings for a number of school districts, including Pasadena, Dickinson, Alvin and Galveston, were delayed because of Hurricane Harvey.

CCISD forming boundary advisory committee

August 29th, 2018

Clear Creek ISD is forming a School Boundary Advisory Committee to develop and present new boundary recommendations to the District’s Board of Trustees for Florence Campbell Elementary, which is scheduled to open in August 2019 in League City.

The panel will also propose elementary, intermediate and high school attendance zones to relieve overcrowding where feasible.

Anyone interested in volunteering his or her time may submit information online here or visit  CCISD employees are not eligible to serve on the committee. All members shall be selected by random drawing in accordance with CCISD policy, FC (Local).

The deadline to apply to be on the committee is Sept. 26. A random drawing, based on membership criteria of policy FC Local, will occur on Sept. 27 at 4:30 p.m.

Committee meeting dates will be:

  • Oct.17, 2018   
  • Oct. 24, 2018    
  • Nov. 7, 2018 
  • Nov. 14, 2018 
  • Nov. 28, 2018 
  • Dec. 5, 2018  
  • Dec.12, 2018 
  • Jan. 31, 2019

All meetings will begin at 6 p.m. and will held at the CCISD Education Support Center, 2425 E. Main St., League City, Texas 77573.

CCISD lists 2018-29 free and reduced meal guidelines

August 5th, 2018

Clear Creek ISD students who are unable to afford the full price of school meals will be able to participate in a free and reduced-price meal program. According to Director of Child Nutrition Service Fred Walker, the District will use guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to determine eligibility for participation in the National School Lunch/Breakfast Program. Reduced price meals will cost $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch.

Qualification standards are based on the number of family members and income. Applicants must turn in the following information in order to be considered for the program:

  • Eligibility Determination Group (EDG) number for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

Families who do not have the above information must list the following:

  • Names of all household members
  • The last four digits of the Social Security number of primary wage earner or household member who signs the form
  • Last month’s income and how often it was received for each household member that receives an income
  • Signature of an adult household member


Information submitted on the application may be verified as required by law. For more information about the program call 281-284-0712.

Foster children, who are the legal responsibility of the state agency or court, are eligible for benefits regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside.

Applications will be available online at  To apply for free and reducedprice meals, households must fill out the online application.  Applications may be submitted anytime during the school year.

Under the provisions of the free and reducedprice meal policy, Rebecca Coronado, Free & Reduced clerk, will review applications and determine eligibility. Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the ruling of the official may wish to discuss the decision with the reviewing official on an informal basis at 281-284-0712.

Parents wishing to make a formal appeal for a hearing on the decision may make a request either orally by calling 281-284-0700 or in writing to Child Nutrition Hearing Official, 2145 W. NASA Blvd., Webster, TX 77598.

If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size increases, the household should contact Child Nutrition. Such changes may make the students of the household eligible for benefits if the household’s income falls at or below the levels shown below:

Income Eligibility Price Guidelines-July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019

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Clear Lake Chatter: Assistance League Passes Out Awards

August 1st, 2018

Assistance League officers for 2018 line up for their installation at the luncheon at South Shore Harbour Country Club. They are, from left, Assisteens Coordinator Valerie Piercy, Treasurer Sandra Kelver, President Sarah Foulds and Secretary Betty Stoub. President-elect Lisa Holbrook was unable to attend.

ASSISTANCE LEAGUE members gathered at South Shore Harbour Country Club this year for their annual meeting, which includes the installation of officers and presentation of awards to their hard-working members.

And, after many long hours of service to the Bay Area community, outgoing President Ann Marie Doolin installed new President Sarah Foulds and the other new officers who will lead the organization as it celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Other new officers include President-elect Lisa Holbrook, Treasurer Sandra Kelver, Secretary Betty Stoub, Vice Presidents Karen Douglas, Brooks Cima, Kim Barker and Cathy Wolfe, Marketing Chairman Sharon Klumb, Strategic Planning Chairman Marie Keener, Education Chairman Mavis Irvan and Assisteens Coordinator Valerie Piercy.

The year-end luncheon is also a time to honor some of the hardest working members. Winner of the Sue Brady Award was Kathleen Courville with Marie Keener presented the Sue Holstein Award and Yvonne Perrin, Mary Pergande and Betty Suagee winners of the ABCD Award.

Merrill Crawford was named recipient of the H.O.P.E. Award, the Paul Mitchell Academy won the Glass Slipper Award and Sandra Sellers received the Ada Edwards Laughlin Award.

New Clear Lake Panhellenic officers line up for a photo at their year-end luncheon at the Bay Area Museum. They are, from right, President D’Lisa Johnston, 1st Vice President Cheryl Williams, 2nd Vice President Kathryn Vernau, 3rd Vice President Greta Mae, Secretary Darla McKitrick, Treasurer Kim Barker, Corporation Karen Douglass and Parliamentarian Michelle Richardson. Photo by Jill Reason

C.L.Panhellenic gets new officers
D’LISA JOHNSTON is the new president of Clear Lake Area Panhellenic, which held its year-end luncheon at Bay Area Museum in Clear Lake Park.
Others elected to serve with her include First Vice President Cheryl Williams, Second Vice President Kathryn Vernau, Third Vice President Greta Mae, Secretary Darla McKitrick, Treasurer Kim Barker, Corporation Karen Douglass and Parliamentarian Michelle Richardson.

Also, Sally Jordan was honored with the Citation Award.

But the announcement of the scholarship winners got the biggest smiles from the recipients. Jacy Murdock, Karissa Murdock, Madeleine Pomes and Amie Le were the lucky winners of $8,000 college scholarships.

Bay Area Museum Guild officers get together for a photo after being installed at their May luncheon at the home of Carole Murphy. They are, from left, standing, Co-President Carole Murphy, First Vice Presidents Louise Russell and Gail Devens, Recording Secretary Lois Costin and Corresponding Secretary Sally Jordan; seated, Parliamentarian Kandy Johnson and Co-President Ava Galt. Brandie Corrao and Diana Dornak were unable to attend.

Museum Guild installs officers
BAY AREA Museum Guild members who re-elected Co-Presidents Ava Galt and Carole Murphy to serve another term gathered for their installation at the Guild’s May luncheon at Carole’s lovely Brook Forest home.

Elected to serve with her are First Vice Presidents Gail Devins and Louise Russell; Second Vice President Brandie Corrao, Recording Secretary Lois Costin, Corresponding Secretary Sally Jordan, Treasurer Diana Dornak and Parliamentarian Kandy Johnson,
Others in the luncheon crowd you might have spotted included Cindy Kuenneke, Sandi Allbritton, Barb Spencer, Nina McGlashan, Jan Larson, Donnie Johnson, Angie Weinman, Pat Biddle, Elizabeth Quigley, Terri Monnett and Peggy Clause.


EDUCATION is growing all around the Bay Area, Clear Lake Area Chamber members learned at their June luncheon. More students and more buildings.

Speakers were Dr. Greg Smith, superintendent of the Clear Creek School District, Dr. Laurel Williamson, deputy chancellor and president of San Jacinto College; and Dr. Mark Shermis, UHCL dean of education – each of whom have new buildings going up.

Clear Creek ISD, Dr. Smith said, is currently rebuilding League City Elementary and completing construction of a new school, Florence Campbell Elementary, also in League City, with money from the $487 million bond passed in 2017. Work on both should be completed next year. And, while building, they are working to improve school safety.

“The climate in our schools is strong and healthy. Our focus today is on teaching kids how to have kind hearts, not just smart minds. It is simply not enough to teach and assess…We must model and teach a set of core values of caring, respect, trustworthiness and citizenship.”

That’s the good news. But he also had some not-so-good news: Along with thousands of families in recovery mode, the school district is still feeling the effects of Harvey, “with more than $19 million in damages to our facilities, and we have not received reimbursements yet on those damages.With little or no funding. . .from the Legislature, we are facing a significant budget deficit for the 2018-19 school year” and are hopeful the district can negotiate a tax swap with the school board to keep operating at optimal level.


New SJC Buildings
Over at San Jacinto College, which was recently named a Top Five Community College nationally by the Aspen Institute for Community College Excellence, three new buildings are going up and some nine older buildings are being renovated with money from its recent $425 million bond package, Dr. Williamson told the chamber crowd at the Nassau Bay Hilton.

The Center for Industrial Technology, which focuses on welding, pipefitting, diesel, electrical technology, plus heating, air conditioning and refrigeration, opened on the North Campus in March 2017, she said, while the Center for Petrochemical, Energy and Technology on the Central Campus and the Center for Engineering and Technology on the South Campus are both expected to open next spring.

And, for many local industries that have jobs to fill and the 42,000 students San Jac serves annually, the sooner, the better.


New UHCL facilities
Dr. Shermis also had some good news for the crowd. The UHCL College of Education dean said the new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Classroom Building was opening this fall and the university is working with Clear Creek ISD on STEM classes at both the university and the school district.

The 121,575-square-foot building, being built at a cost of $65.7 million is one of two under construction on the Clear Lake campus.

UHCL also is building a new $38.2 million Recreation and Wellness Center that will serve as the home for the Exercise and Health Sciences program and Fitness and Human Performance program, as well as a host of general instruction classrooms and recreational activities for students, faculty and staff.

A new $24 million Health Sciences and Classroom Building is also expected to open in the spring on UHCL’s Pearland campus, Dr. Shermis said.
Chamber Chairman Bryan Bogle welcomed the crowd and introduced special guests and Dr. Peter Wuenschel, chamber Education Division chairman, provided the invocation.

CCISD Athletic Hall of Honor announces 2018 inductees

July 31st, 2018

Alumni athletes to be honored before Oct. 19 kickoff to Creek vs. Lake football game

The Clear Creek School District and the Athletic Hall of Honor Board of Directors have announced the 2018 class of inductees to the Hall.

The following athletes were chosen through an extensive nomination and selection process for bringing distinction, honor and excellence to themselves, their alma mater schools and community. The Athletic Hall of Honor was established in 2016 and each year encompasses a specific era, folding in CCISD high schools as they were created. For the current 2018 nomination and award window, the nominee had to be a graduate of Webster High School, Clear Creek High School or Clear Lake High School between the years of 1948 and 1982.

At the Oct. 19 Clear Creek High School vs. Clear Lake High School football game at Challenger Columbia Stadium, the public is invited to help welcome the former athletics into the Athletic Hall of Honor in a pre-game ceremony

2018 Athletic Hall of Honor Inductees

Coach Honorees:

  • Anid de la Garza – Clear Lake High School, 1972-2001
  • Bill Krueger – Clear Lake High School (Clear Creek – 1965-72; Clear Lake – 1972-1996)

Student Athlete Honorees:

  • James Wesley Davis* – Clear Creek High School 1957 (Basketball)
  • Paul Russell Timmins II – Clear Creek High School 1961 (Basketball)
  • Jimmie Dale Lenox – Clear Creek High School 1964 (Basketball)
  • Sharon Casaday Wilkening – Clear Creek High School 1964 (Basketball)
  • William A. “Bart” Goforth – Clear Creek High School 1969 (Football)
  • Charles H. Machell – Clear Creek High School 1972 (Diving)
  • Hank Bauerschlag* – Clear Creek High School 1973 (Basketball & Track)
  • Jon Kramer – Clear Lake High School 1974 (Football)
  • Steve Sylestine – Clear Lake High School 1976 (Basketball)
  • Sande Lambert Wendt – Clear Lake High School 1976 (Track)
  • Tom Weber – Clear Creek High School 1980 (Tennis)
  • Chemine Doty Peters* – Clear Lake High School 1981 (Volleyball & Basketball)
  • Nancy Talley Davison – Clear Creek High School 1981 (Tennis)
  • Jay Campbell Buhner – Clear Creek High School 1982 (Baseball)

Team Honorees:

  • Clear Creek Boys Cross Country Teams State Champions 1971, 1972, 1974
  • Track Boys Distance Medley Team 1972
  • Track Two-Mile Relay Team 1972
  • Clear Creek Girls Swim Team State Champions 1979
  • Clear Lake Girls Cross Country Team State Champions 1980
1971 Clear Creek Boys Cross Country State Champions
Coach Max Blansit*
Ralph Betancourt – 1973
William (Bill) Brodhead – 1972
Shawn Griffith – 1972
Dwight Smith – 1972
Darrell Williams – 1972
David Williams – 1972
Bruce Winstanley – 1974
1972 Clear Creek Boys Cross Country State Champions
Coach Max Blansit*
Ralph Betancourt – 1973
Ron Chapman* – 1974
Robert Garriott – 1975
David Halleck – 1973
John Matlock – 1973
Bruce Roach – 1973
Bruce Winstanley – 1974
1974 Clear Creek Boys Cross Country State Champions
Coach John McDaniel
Pat Brand – 1976
Kevin Friese – 1975
Robert Garriot – 1975
Bruce Hubert – 1977
Duane Phinney – 1975
Robert Santos – 1976
David Welch – 1975
1972 Clear Creek Boys Track Distance Medley (Set a State Record)
Coach Max Blansit*
William (Bill) Brodhead – 1972
John McDaniel – 1972
Bruce Roach – 1973
Darrell Williams – 1972
David Williams – 1972
1972 Clear Creek Boys Two Mile Relay (Ranked #1 in the Nation)
Coach Max Blansit*
Williams (Bill) Brodhead – 1972
John McDaniel – 1972
Darrell Williams – 1972
David Williams – 1972
1979 Clear Creek Girls Swim Team State Champions
Coach Mike Repsold
Elizabeth Beatty – 1980
Joan Jacobson Del Papa – 1979
Caroline Marnock – 1979
Lee Morrow – 1979
Jill Otten* – 1979
1980 Clear Lake Girls Cross Country Team State Champions
Coach Anid de la Garza
Missy Mauss – 1982
Maria Michalik – 1981
Lydia Miller – 1982
Paula Price – 1982
Dee Dee Rylance – 1981
Daria Schrunovych – 1982
Heidi Zieglschmid – 1981


The CCISD Athletic Hall of Honor, which operates as a 501(c)3 and under an independent Board of Directors, gratefully acknowledges Lewis Jewelers and the Luis Garcia family as Founding Sponsors of the Athletic Hall of Honor and for their generous support of the tribute walls in Challenger Columbia Stadium. The 2018 Gold Sponsors, who also make the recognition event possible, are HomeTown Bank of League City, Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union and Joe and Jennifer McKinney.

CCISD trustees approve safety recommendations

July 25th, 2018

The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees has unanimously approved a set of recommendations outlined by the District’s School Safety Committee during its regular July 23, 2018 meeting.

The approved recommendations address facilities, security personnel, student mental wellness, security training and protocols, policies and procedures, and communications in an effort to improve overall safety for students and staff.

“The real way to prevent school violence is through people, prevention and communication,” Board President Page Rander said. “The committee was bold in pushing forward their recommendation in supporting 30 additional full-time employees whom will both be officers and counselors, as well as wanting to explore adding more staff to address the social and emotional needs of children.”

After meeting for several weeks throughout June and July, the committee reviewed current safety measures and developed a list of recommendations for board approval. Prior to making a final recommendation to the school board, the committee considered community feedback during a public meeting on July 16. Click here to view the full list of the committee’s final approved recommendations.

Accordingly, several updates to the District’s dress code policy will go into effect for the 2018- 2019 school year. The following dress code updates reflect the committee’s final recommendations related to prevention through policy:

  • During normal school hours, secondary students shall be required to wear identification
    badges (ID’s).
  • Inappropriate shoes includes, but is not limited to, shower shoes, house slippers and
    “heelies” (roller shoes).
  • Any head coverings (including but not limited to hats, caps and hoodies) are not allowed on
    campus during school hours.
  • Trench coats or oversized jackets are not allowed on campus during school hours.

For more information about campus-specific dress code policies, visit your campus website.

 CCISD Teachers of the Year honored

June 1st, 2018

The Clear Creek ISD Teachers of the Year for 2018 are congratulated by Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith at a luncheon hosted by Bay Area Rotary Clubs at South Shore Harbour Resort May 21. They are, Secondary Teacher of the Year Anita Lewis of Westbrook Intermediate, left, and Elementary Teacher of the Year Crystal Starke of Mossman Elementary. CCISD Photo by Kirk Swann

The Rotary Clubs of Space Center, Seabrook and League City honored the Clear Creek Independent School District’s 44 campus Teachers of the Year at a luncheon at South Shore Habour Resort May 21.

During the luncheon, the 2018 CCISD Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year were announced from a field of six finalists. This year’s winners are Crystal Stake of Mossman Elementary School and Anita Lewis of Westbrook Intermediate.

Beyond educating students, the following teachers have also been identified as a leader on their campus, working collaboratively with co-workers to improve the school culture. CCISD congratulates the 2018 campus Teachers of the Year:

Armand Bayou Elementary
Alexia Scott

Bauerschlag Elementary
Danielle Derouen

Bay Elementary
Jordan Barber

Brookwood Elementary
Kirsten Clason

Clear Lake City Elementary
Valerie Strickland

Falcon Pass Elementary
Ashley Bedell

Ferguson Elementary
Laura Pearson

Gilmore Elementary
Katharine Wright

Goforth Elementary
Samantha Smith

Greene Elementary
Christin Anderson

Hall Elementary
Archon Auzenne

Hyde Elementary
Amy Etzel

Landolt Elementary
Liliana Martinez

League City Elementary
Sara Jones

McWhirter Elementary
Leena Elmore

Mossman Elementary
Crystal Starke

North Pointe Elementary
Shara Mills

Parr Elementary
Anna Lowery

Robinson Elementary
Julie Mills

Ross Elementary
Heather Sandoval

Stewart Elementary
Sarah Vining

Ward Elementary
Melissa Roe

Weber Elementary
Kelly Nerada

Wedgewood Elementary
Alyssa Markowski

Whitcomb Elementary
Melinda Bujnoch

White Elementary
Brenda Magee

Bayside Intermediate
Lauren Douglas

Brookside Intermediate
Shelley Koehler

Clear Creek Intermediate
Janet Hawes

Clear Lake Intermediate
Anastacia Cooper

Creekside Intermediate
Amanda Ripple

League City Intermediate
Paige Hassmann

Seabrook Intermediate
Erin Lusk

Space Center Intermediate
Kelly Francis

Victory Lakes Intermediate
Kathleen Bucher

Westbrook Intermediate
Anita Lewis

Clear Brook High School
Ann Daley

Clear Creek High School
Kylie Kunefke

Clear Falls High School
Debbie Bacon

Clear Horizons High School
Valerie Foskit

Clear Lake High School
Jodieth Seeger

Clear Path High School
Marcia Gschwind

Clear Springs High School
Kristin Pena

Clear View High School
Kimberly Hart

Ed White E-STEM Magnet School parent information meeting planned

April 12th, 2018

2018 application online now

Does your elementary student have an interest in science and enjoy problem solving? If so, the Ed White E-STEM Magnet School in the Clear Creek School District may be the campus of choice for them.

E-STEM is an acronym for Elementary – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Students in E-STEM schools participate in a highly enriched curriculum that focuses on STEM subjects. They are expected to think critically and solve real-world problems. E-STEM schools have an increased focus on engineering through basic design application and technology that is infused throughout the entire curriculum.

E-STEM education is implemented in every grade level for students who attend Ed White Elementary as their home school. In addition, the school district has approved the addition of extra spaces in kindergarten for students who are in CCISD but outside the Ed White attendance zone. The students for these spaces will be chosen through an application process and a lottery system. Students in grades 1-5 may transfer into the program through a first come, first served transfer request as space allows. See Student Transfers, and CCISD Policy FDA/FDB (LOCAL) for more information.

A parent information meeting is scheduled at Ed White Elementary STEM Magnet School, 1708 Les Talley Drive in El Lago, April 23 at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

The application deadline is 3:45 p.m. on May 18. Students who complete the online application by the deadline will be entered into a lottery system to determine which kindergarten students enroll in the E-STEM magnet school. The lottery will take place electronically on May 25. Transportation will not be provided for students unless zoned to Ed White Elementary. Parents may contact Laura Mackay at or visit for more information about the program.

CCISD offers Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration Information

April 3rd, 2018

Clear Creek ISD is gearing up to welcome new Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students for the 2018-2019 school year.

The District’s goal is to ensure all parents know when and how to register, what they can do to best prepare their children for school and to create an orderly, welcoming environment for our students from day one. We want our learners to start their education journey on the best possible trajectory, which is best achieved by preparing early.

Below includes information on qualifications, program locations, registration dates and more.

Important Dates for Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration:

Below are registration dates for parents and guardians planning to enroll their child in Clear Creek ISD’s early learning programs.

April 16, 2018
On-Line Registration for Pre-K and Kindergarten Begins |
April 30 – May 4
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration and Document Drop Off at Zoned Elementary Campuses
August 6, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
All Campuses Re-Open to Receive Required Documentation


Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) in Clear Creek ISD

Clear Creek ISD offers two free early learning programs, as well as a tuition-based Pre-K program, for residents who live within CCISD boundaries:

  • Pre-Kindergarten: Pre-Kindergarten is an early learning program to prepare children for Kindergarten who are identified as at risk*. Pre-K provides learning to children who are four years old on or before September 1. Pre-K for three year olds provides learning to children who are three on or before September 1.
  • Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD): The Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities is a special education program to meet the needs of students identified as needing special education services. The PPCD program provides services to children beginning on their third birthday. If you suspect that your child has a disability, please call the CCISD Early Learning Intake Center at 281.284.0330 to schedule a screening.
  • Tuition Based Pre-K: Clear Creek ISD also offers tuition-based Pre-K on a space available basis. Visit to learn more about the tuition for both half day and full day Pre-K programming.

*Children can attend the CCISD Pre-K program at no cost if the child meets at least ONE of six requirements as stipulated by the Texas Education Agency. Visit or read on under “How to Register Your Child for Pre-Kindergarten in CCISD” to find out if your child qualifies for free Pre-K.

Pre-K Program Site Locations:

Clear Creek ISD currently provides Pre-K programming in early childhood classrooms at 19 locations throughout the District.

Armand Bayou Elementary (Serving Armand Bayou and Brookwood)
Bauerschlag Elementary
Bay Elementary (Serving Bay, Robinson and White)
Brookwood Elementary (Bilingual Pre-K Only)
Clear Lake City Elementary
Falcon Pass Elementary (Serving Falcon Pass and Ward)
Gilmore Elementary (Serving Gilmore and Hall)
Goforth Elementary
Greene Elementary (Serving Greene and Landolt)
Hyde Elementary (Serving Hyde and Mossman)
Landolt Elementary (Bilingual Pre-K Only)
League City Elementary (Serving League City and Parr)
McWhirter Elementary (Full Day Program)
North Pointe Elementary
Ross Elementary
Stewart Elementary (Serving Stewart and Ferguson)
Weber Elementary
Wedgewood Elementary
Whitcomb Elementary


How to register your child for Pre-K in CCISD

Beginning on April 16, parents or guardians may visit and click on “Enrollment Information” located on the left navigation bar to enroll their Pre-K or Kindergarten student for the 2018-2019 school year.

Step 1. Determine/confirm qualifying status.

To qualify for a Pre-K spot (four-year old), the child must be four on or before Sept. 1, 2018 and for three year olds entering the Pre-K program, the child must be three on or before Sept. 1.

To qualify for free Pre-K, the child must meet at least ONE of the following requirements:

  • Qualify for free and reduced lunch
  • Child does not speak English
  • Child is homeless
  • Parent is active duty military
  • Child is or has been in foster care
  • Child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as a peace officer, firefighter or emergency medical first responder

For more information on these qualifications, visit or contact your campus.

Step 2. Complete the new student registration on-line at

(Reference the Enrollment User Guides available in the navigation bar to the left of the enrollment page for additional help.)

Step 3. Take documents to assigned campus (April 30 – May 4)

To finalize registration and qualifications for the Pre-K programs, parents or guardians will need to visit the campus the student will be attending to provide the required documentation, outlined below, and complete the registration process.

  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Record
  • Two Proofs of Residency in the Clear Creek Independent School District (mortgage or lease and a gas, water or electric bill)
  • Social Security Card (Social Security card is recommended but not required. A student who does not provide or have a Social Security card will be assigned a state identification number.)
  • Parent/guardian I.D. (driver’s license, passport, military I.D.)
  • Additionally, if parents believe their child meets one of the six qualifications for free Pre-K, documentation of qualification will also need to be provided at the campus visit.

Kindergarten in Clear Creek ISD

Students must be five years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2018 and live within the District’s boundaries to be eligible for Kindergarten in Clear Creek ISD.

How To Register Your Child for Kindergarten in CCISD

Beginning on April 16, parents or guardians may visit to register their Kindergarten student for the 2018-2019 school year.

Step 1. Determine/confirm qualifying status.

To qualify for Kindergarten in Clear Creek ISD, student must be five years of age on or before Sept. 1 and live within the District’s boundaries.

Step 2. Complete the new student registration on-line at

(Reference the Enrollment User Guides available in the navigation bar to the left of the enrollment page for additional help.)

Step 3. Take documents to assigned campus (April 30 – May 4, 2018)

To finalize registration and qualifications for the Pre-K programs, parents or guardians will need to visit the campus the student will be attending to provide the required documentation, outlined below, and complete the registration process.

  • Birth certificate
  • Immunization record
  • Two proofs of residency in the Clear Creek Independent School District (mortgage or lease and a gas, water or electric bill)
  • Social Security card (Social Security xard is recommended but not required. A student who does not provide or have a Social Security card will be assigned a state identification number.)
  • Parent/Guardian I.D. (driver’s license, passport, military I.D.)

Get ready!

There is a lot parents and guardians can do before the first day of school to prepare their student to be successful from day one.

Clear Creek ISD is proud to team with ReadyRosie to bring parents modeled moments designed to deliver valuable lessons into real life situations in an engaging way. Once registered, parents will receive a weekly playlist of videos that “train” the parent how to connect fun activities with serious learning opportunities. The videos and activities are targeted to children ages 0-5 years old to instill both foundational learning and social skills. CCISD Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers are also integrating ReadyRosie into the classroom setting and curriculum.

Learn more and register at ReadyRosie Online Resource for Parents – Clear Creek

Nominations open for CCISD Athletic Hall of Honor

February 9th, 2018

Sports figures gather to plan the 2018 CCISD Athletic Hall of Fame celebration. They are, from left, Bill Daws, Dr. Lynn Davis, Lanny Landtroop, Terry Farrell, R.C. Bailey, Jerry Foster, Boyd Sylestine, Pud Williams, Buddy Carlisle, Bill Krueger, Dede MacPherson, Ronnie Alhorn, Jim Mallory, Dub Kelly, Debbie Fuchs and Ralph Parr.

On Feb. 7, 2018 in the CCISD Challenger Columbia Stadium press box, a league of extraordinary leaders and coaches in CCISD met to officially kick off the 2018 Athletic Hall of Honor nomination window, and for a little reminiscing while they were at it.

As Clear Creek ISD turns 70 later this year, the gathering served as a timely opportunity to revisit the long list of outstanding athletes who made their mark in CCISD, at the collegiate and even professional levels, and on their communities.

The CCISD Athletic Hall of Honor was created in 2016 for the distinct purpose to recognize these exceptional athletes and alumni.

The group of former CCISD coaches in attendance included Bill Krueger (Creek and Lake, basketball, 1966-1995);Buddy Carlisle (Creek, basketball, 1976-2006); Jerry Foster (Creek and Lake, tennis, 1972-1993); Dub Kelly(Creek, football, basketball and baseball, 1955-1970); Pud Williams (Webster HS, Creek and Lake, basketball, football and golf, 1966-1997); RC Bailey (Creek and Lake, football, baseball and track, 1966-1990);

Plus, Boyd Sylstine(Creek, Lake, Brook, basketball, 1962-1997); Lanny Landtroop (Creek and Lake, swim, 1968-1980); Ron Alhorn(Webster, and Lake, football and baseball, 1972-1981); Jim Mallory (Creek and Lake, football and baseball, 1978-2011); Terry Farrell (Lake, basketball, 1981-2008); Dede MacPherson (Creek, soccer, 1982-2008); and Bill Daws(Creek, football and track, 1985-2014 and former CCISD Director of Athletics).

Former CCISD teacher, principal, school board trustee and member of the Athletic Hall of Honor Board of Directors, Ralph Parr, was also at the kick off.

The memories were flowing at the reunion, including tales of Krueger’s 1966 basketball state championship that got away (he and his Falcons would later claim the prize in 1989) and Landtroop’s 10 state championships in swimming that earned the coaching legend a spot in the Texas Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame.

Athletic Hall of Honor Chairman Dr. Lynn Davis and CCISD Director of Athletics Debbie Fuchs thanked the group for their contributions to CCISD and supporting the Athletic Hall of Honor. “I am privileged to be in this room with such a distinguished class of individuals who paved the way in CCISD athletics,” Fuchs said. “You are the pioneers who began the traditions of molding our students’ talent and character so that they could be all that they could be in their sport and in life.”

Davis and Fuchs encouraged the coaches to help spread the word that nominations are now being accepted for the Class of 2018 Athletic Hall of Honor.

This is the first year that Clear Lake High athletes may be considered for the elite award. Due to the high volume of worthy alumni, the Athletic Hall of Honor committee seeks nominations that encompass a specific era, each year gradually adding in CCISD schools in the order they began. For the first two years of the program, the Athletic Hall of Honor recognized athletes from Webster High and Clear Creek High, the first high schools in CCISD.

For the current 2018 nomination window the nominee must have been a graduate of Webster High School, Clear Creek High or Clear Lake High between the years of 1948 and 1982.

Anyone may nominate an Athletic Hall of Honor candidate. The nomination package should include the nomination form, a letter(s) of recommendation, and any relevant supporting materials such a newspaper clippings, statistics and photographs, for example.

Nominations are due to the following address by May 1, 2018:

CCISD Director of Athletics Debbie Fuchs
CCISD Challenger Columbia Stadium
1955 W. NASA Parkway
Webster, TX 77598

2018 Athletic Hall of Honor Nomination Form

To access the nomination form and more information on requirements for induction as well as other guidelines regarding the CCISD Athletic Hall of Honor, click here.

2017 Athletic Hall of Honor Inductees

Click here to view the names of 2017 Athletic Hall of Honor class as well as a photo gallery and video from the awards ceremony.

Sponsor Information

For alumni, businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring the 2018 Athletic Hall of Honor Awards ceremony, click here.

The CCISD Athletic Hall of Honor is a 501(c) 3 and operates under an independent Board of Directors.