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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

*posthumously

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:

Elementary
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

Secondary   
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 lmackay@ccisd.net or visit www.edwhite.ccisd.net/estemprogram 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 | www.ccisd.net/enroll
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 www.ccisd.net/earlylearning 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 www.ccisd.net/earlylearning 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 www.ccisd.net/earlylearning 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 https://tea.texas.gov/ece/eligibility.aspx or contact your campus.

Step 2. Complete the new student registration on-line at www.ccisd.net/enroll

(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 www.ccisd.net/enroll 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 www.ccisd.net/enroll

(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.

Second Class of Clear Creek Legends Welcomed Into CCISD Athletic Hall of Honor

October 18th, 2017

Jody Medford, Lisa Blansit (Max Blansit’s daughter), Holly Stewart (daughter of Steve Stewart), Mrs. Frankie Blansit (widow of Max Blansit), Jim Stewart (brother of Steve Stewart), Mrs. Doris Stewart (widow of Steve Stewart), Scooter Lenox (brother of Curley Lenox), Kathleen Trcka Taylor, Paul Hackett, Larry Kelly, Rosemary Fleener Durham, Richard Huhn, Terry Mathis, Bill Doty

The October 6 Clear Creek High School vs. Clear Brook High School football game at Challenger Columbia Stadium served as a spirited backdrop for the 2nd Annual Athletic Hall of Honor Reception and Induction Ceremony.

Click here to view a complete photo gallery of the reception and ceremony.

Click here to view a recording of the Livestream video of the introduction of the new honorees to stadium fans from the fieldhouse balcony.

The Athletic Hall of Honor was formed in 2016 to recognize the efforts and contributions of former CCISD student athletes, coaches and teams who have brought distinction, honor and excellence to themselves and the Clear Creek Independent School District. The 2017 nominations were only sought for candidates active or enrolled from 1948 to 1972 and whose athletic career was linked to the former Webster High School or Clear Creek High School.

Former Clear Creek ISD teacher, principal and board member, Ralph Parr, emceed the special evening welcoming the CCISD sports legends back to their alma mater with a surprise performance by the Clear Creek High School Chamber Singers, under the direction of James Park. The choir treated the Wildcat alums to the still-familiar school song and a pitch-perfect rendition of America the Beautiful. Hall of Honor Board Chair, Dr. Lynn Davis (via video stream) and Former Director of Athletics, Bill Daws, also warmly welcomed their Wildcats back home.

“Clear Creek High School was a magical place in the 1960’s,” said Parr. “With thousands of students and our astronaut families. It was the only high school back then – now there are five comprehensive high schools in Clear Creek ISD! And Clear Creek High School is still a great place today under the leadership of Principal Jamey Majewski,” he said. Parr also encouraged the elite alums to go tour the newly-renovated and expanded Clear Creek High School.

Parr then began the sprint down memory lane to the first 16 years of Clear Creek High School, 1956-1972, by welcoming up the athletes or their representative, one by one, who dominated that era and who were formally inducted into the Athletic Hall of Honor that evening:

Coach Honoree:

Coach Max Blansit came to Clear Creek High School in 1960 teaching social studies and coaching football, track and field. He started the Cross Country program at Clear Creek in 1962 where he coached until 1974 leading these Wildcats runners and Track and Field to multiple District, Regional and State Championships. After 36 years in the teaching profession, Coach Blansit retired in 1989.  He remained in the League City area serving on numerous organizations and boards. Coach Blansit’s widow, Frankie Blansit, accepted the award on his behalf at the ceremony.

Student Athlete Honorees:

A 1960 graduate of Clear Creek High School, Kathleen Trcka Taylor traveled to Austin four times in three years to compete in a State Championship. Once as a participant with the Clear Creek High School regional champs girls basketball team and the three years following as an ace doubles tennis player. In addition to winning the coveted state championship trophy for doubles tennis her senior year, Kathleen excelled academically and was also voted Most Athletic and Best All Around. Kathleen still enjoys living in this area and supporting her beloved Wildcats.

At 6 feet, 5 inches tall, Bill Doty, a three year starter, dominated the basketball court taking his beloved Wildcats to two state tournaments. During his tenure at Creek, Bill also ran for the Sprint Relay team. After graduating in 1962, Bill went on to play for Rice University on a four-year athletic scholarship.

Dedicated to keeping Creeks winning tradition alive, Dwayne “Curley” Lenox, a three year starter, did his part in helping lead the charge to Clear Creek High School’s 1963 State Basketball Championship. Curley was Second Team All-District, 1963’s District Player of the Year, First Team All-State, and the Texas High School Coaches Association All Star, to name a few. Curley went on to Texas A&M where he was voted All Southwest Conference Freshman. After transferring to Southwest Texas he became a three-year starter, 1968’s Team Captain, leading scorer, and voted Third Team All Lone Star Conference. Curley was unable to make the trip and his brother Scooter, a member of the 2016 Athletic of Hall of Honor, accepted the award on his behalf.

Rosemary Fleener Durham played Basketball and Volleyball at Clear Creek High School before graduating in 1964. Rosemary was voted the team MVP by her volleyball peers. In Basketball her honors include All District her Junior and Senior years as well as All-State while playing for the 1964 Class AA state runner-up.

Paul Hackett was a triple threat at Clear Creek High School, played Basketball, Baseball and Football before graduating in 1966 and going on to attend Southwest Texas State where he played Basketball. While at Creek Paul not only was a leader on the court but the mound as well. Voted First Team All-District his Junior and Senior year, Paul out dueled Nolan Ryan and the Alvin Yellowjackets for a Clear Creek victory.

Terry Mathis, a 1967 graduate of Clear Creek High School was the first baseball player in CCISD to play in college and then be drafted in the sixth round by the Philadelphia Phillies at the age of 18. While at Creek Terry also played Basketball, serving as team captain his senior year. That same year, Terry made first team All-District while the team placed third in the State Basketball Championship

Clear Creek High School’s prestigious Most Valuable Player football award was renamed for this former Wildcat, Steve Stewart. Stewart was an All-District and Third Team All-State linebacker and served as Captain. Upon his graduation in 1968 Steve attended The University of Texas on a football scholarship playing for Coach Darrell Royal. After receiving his degree from Sam Houston State, Steve returned to this area where he coached at Clear Lake, LaPorte, Friendswood and Dickinson before entering private business. Steve passed away in 1984. Steve’s brother, Jim Stewart, and his mother Doris Stewart, accepted the honor on Steve’s behalf.

Another triple threat for Clear Creek High School, Larry Kelly lettered in Football, Basketball and Track prior to graduating in 1967. He was voted All-District Most Valuable Back his senior year. Larry was also a National Merit Scholar and attended Texas A&M University on an athletic scholarship where he played for two years under Coach Gene Stallings.

The 1968 track season for Clear Creek High School was easily touted as the best the school had ever seen due in large part to the contributions made by Mike McClendon, his teammates and Coach Max Blansit. Mike placed first in the state meet in Austin that same year. Upon graduation Mike attended Oregon State University on a full track scholarship.

Richard Huhn is another star basketball player hailing from Clear Creek High School and inducted into the Athletic Hall of Honor. A 1968 graduate, Richard was a two time All-State first team candidate, fourth leading all-time scorer with an accumulation of 1681 points over three years, and selected District 12 AAA’s Most Valuable Player.

Jody Medford racked up numerous honors and accolades during his football career at Creek and beyond. Jody was a three-year varsity starter, making All-District First Team for both Offense and Defense. Attending Rice University on a four-year football scholarship Jody set the school record for sacks in a season and tackles for loss. In 1976 Jody was drafted by the Houston Oilers. In 1977 he played for the New Orleans Saints before moving on to the Calgary Stampeders where he was voted MVP.

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 2017 Gold Sponsors who also make the evening possible are Hometown Bank/League City; Joe & Jennifer McKinney; Oral Surgery Associates, LLP; and Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union.

Dine Out to Donate

September 26th, 2017

CCEF invites YOU to “Dine Out to Donate” on Monday, Oct. 2 to support education! This year, 60 area restaurants will donate a portion of their revenue to CCEF which will benefit the students and teachers of the Clear Creek Independent School District.

CCEF is excited to have 60 local participating restaurants that will donate a portion of their Oct. 2 revenue to CCEF to benefit the students and teachers of the Clear Creek School District. The top two CCISD elementary, intermediate and high school campuses with the highest percentage of participation based on student population will win $1,000 and $500 respectively!

Participating Restaurants Include:

  • Angelo’s Pizza & Pasta, 400 W. Bay Area Blvd., Suite A | Webster
  • Aquarium, 11 Kemah Boardwalk| Kemah
  • Avenida Brazil, 201 Bay Area Blvd. | Webster
  • Bubba’s Shrimp Palace, 352 Gulf Fwy. N. | League City
  • Bubba’s Shrimp Palace, 113 6 th | San Leon
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 502 W. Bay Area Blvd. | Webster
  • Chick-Fil- A, 2805 E. League City Pkwy | League City
  • Chuy’s, 20975 Gulf Fwy. | Webster
  • District Theaters, 1020 W. Nasa Pkwy. #152 | Webster
  • Esteban’s Café and Cantina, 402 W. Main St. | League City
  • Fudruckers, 2040 Nasa Rd. 1 | Houston
  • Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, 2660 Marina Bay Dr. | League City
  • Gatti’s Pizza, 16607 El Camino Real | Houston
  • Gio’s Flying Pizza & Pasta, 650 FM 517 W. | Dickinson
  • Grazia Italian Kitchen, 1001 Pineloch Dr. #1100 | Houston
  • Ichibon Japanese Seafood and Steakhouse, 18206 Egret Bay Blvd.| Houston
  • Jersey Mike’s, 2456 Marina Bay Dr. | League City
  • Jersey Mike’s, 2555 E. League City Pkwy. #130 | League City
  • Jimmy Changas, 2504 Gulf Fwy. |League City
  • Jinya Ramen Bar, 18299 Egret Bay Blvd. | Houston
  • Joe Lee’s Seafood Kitchen, 1108 Marina Bay Dr. | Clear Lake Shores
  • La Brisa Mexican Bar and Grill, 4001 Hwy. 146 | Bacliff
  • La Brisa Mexican Bar and Grill, 501 N. Wesley Dr. | League City
  • Landry’s Seafood, 1 Kemah Boardwalk | Kemah
  • Longhorn Steakhouse, 19019 Gulf Fwy. | Webster
  • Luigi’s Pizza and Pasta, 210 S. Hwy. 3 #C | League City
  • Luna’s Mexican Restaurant, 6555 South Shore Blvd. #B | League City
  • Luna’s Mexican Restaurant, 704 W. Parkwood | Friendswood
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy, 700 Baybrook Mall Dr.| Friendswood
  • Malay Malay Malaysian Restaurant, 2508 S. Gulf Fwy. #102 | League City
  • McDonald’s, 3140 Gulf Fwy. S. | League City
  • McDonald’s, 102 Hwy. 3 S. | League City
  • Mediterraneo, 18033 Upper Bay Rd. | Nassau Bay
  • Mediterraneo, 2409 Falcon Pass #160 | Houston
  • Sombrero Mexican Restaurant, 2640 E. League City Pkwy. | League City
  • Sombrero Mexican Restaurant, 6011 W. Main St. | League City
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes, 304 W. Bay Area Blvd. #400 | Webster
  • Opus Bistro, 1002 Aspen Rd. | Clear Lake Shores
  • Opus Ocean Grille, 1510 Marina Bay Dr. #124 | Clear Lake Shores
  • Pappas Bar-B- Q, 20794 Gulf Fwy. | Webster
  • Pappas Seafood House, 19991 I-45 S. | Webster
  • Pappasito’s Cantina, 20099 I-45 S. | Webster
  • Pei Wei Asian Diner, 19411-A Gulf Fwy. |Webster
  • Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille, 700 Baybrook Mall Dr. | Friendswood
  • PIZZAFIRE, 2471 Gulf Fwy. S. | League City
  • Pomodoro’s Cucina Italiana, 2700 Marina Bay Dr. | League City
  • Raising Cane’s, 2586 E. League City Pkwy. | League City
  • Red River BBQ & Grill, 1911 E. Main St. | League City
  • Saltgrass Steakhouse, 20241 Gulf Fwy.| Webster
  • San Lorenzo Taqueria, 3020 Marina Bay Dr. #E | League City
  • San Lorenzo Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, 2441 FM 646 W. #D | Dickinson
  • San Lorenzo Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, 3202 Marina Bay Dr. #G | Kemah
  • Schlotzsky’s, 221 S. Egret Bay Blvd. | League City
  • Skipper’s Greek Cafe, 1026 Marina Bay Dr. | Clear Lake Shores
  • Sloppy Nick’s Brooklyn Deli, 2800 Marina Bay Dr. #1 | League City
  • Sokols’ Greek Deli and Café, 2410 Bay Area Blvd. #C/D | Houston
  • South Shore Grille, 2800 Marina Bay Dr. #F | League City
  • Star Cinema Grill, 702 Baybrook Mall Dr. | Friendswood
  • Tommy’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar, 2555 Bay Area Blvd. | Houston
  • Zoes Kitchen, 1501- C Bay Area Blvd.

CCEF would like to invite YOU to “Ride to Give” on October 6th-8th by purchasing  discounted amusement ride wristbands at the Kemah Boardwalk. Discounted wristbands are $20.99 for anyone 48’’ and over and $15.99 for anyone under 48’’. CCEF will receive $4.00 for every discounted wristband purchased and all of the proceeds will directly benefit the students and teachers of CCISD. The first 50 wristbands sold will receive a FREE ticket to Stingray Reef.

Clear Creek ISD to honor the Heroes of Harvey at football season home openers

September 13th, 2017

Free admission to the public, donations accepted to CCISD Cares Fund

The Clear Creek School District, the Board of Trustees, leadership and staff are overwhelmed by the acts of heroism and outpouring of support experienced before, during and after Hurricane Harvey came to town. Countless first responders from all CCISD cities answered the call, risking their safety and suspending their own personal loss to rescue and aid members of the CCISD family. Their selflessness was mirrored by next door neighbors, student groups, the faith-based community, and businesses large and small. And it’s time to say thank you.

As the 2017 football season home games kick off this Friday, CCISD wishes to shine the Friday night lights on the Heroes of Harvey, the first responders, as well as a community that stepped up in awe-inspiring ways. As many were impacted by the storm and may be experiencing financial difficulty, the District is offering free admission to all fans, heroes and helpers.

Donations to the CCISD Cares fund will be accepted at the gates. The CCISD Cares fund is directly benefitting CCISD families impacted by the storm by providing help with basic needs from clothing and food to toiletries and cleaning supplies. Donations of new school shoes and/or socks for boys and girls, ages 3 to 18, will also be collected at the gates.

Community Invited: A Salute to the Heroes of Harvey

Friday, Sept. 15
Clear Falls High vs. Sam Rayburn High
CCISD Challenger Columbia Stadium
7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 15
Clear Springs High vs. La Porte High
Veterans Memorial Stadium
7 p.m.

www.ccisd.net/ccisdcares

CCISD schools open Monday, Sept. 11

September 2nd, 2017

The Clear Creek School District is extending its closure of schools until Monday, Sept.11 and is requesting staff report to work on Thursday, Sept. 7.

“We know our schools are the heartbeat of our community and the sign of normalcy is when we have our buses back on the road and our hallways bustling with children,” Superintendent of Schools Greg Smith said. “We are grateful for the army of employees, contractors and volunteers who are working to clean up our schools and get them ready for students.”

Many of the district’s schools suffered water damage. This extended time will allow for restoration, as well as more time for employees and families to work through their personal situations.

“The recovery efforts started immediately with more than 80 employees, contractors and architects leading a comprehensive assessment of each school and soon expanded to teams of hundreds,” Director of Facilities Paul Miller said. The majority of the damage involved roof leaks, and there were isolated areas in some schools that had rising waters.

The school district, and its partners, have successfully launched CCISD Cares, a resource center for families in our area. The center has clothing and shoes for youth and adults, hygiene products, and school supplies. CCISD personnel are ready to help families who are temporarily displaced within or outside our school boundaries. “We do anticipate enrolling students who live in other parts of Texas but have found shelter in our district,” Smith said.

The CCISD Cares center is located at McWhirter Elementary, 300 Pennsylvania Ave. in Webster. It is open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday. If people cannot get to the center, they can call 281-284- 4831.

The school district will adjust curriculum pacing to ensure all educational materials are covered throughout the remainder of the school year. The Texas Education Agency is offering waivers for affected school districts. The district will apply to waive the missed days, meaning the district will not have official makeup days.