Students enrolled in one semester courses must return their textbooks to the Upstairs Library (Science side) by the end of the school day on December 20th. One semester courses include Health, Government, Economics, Psychology, Human Geography and Communication Applications. It is very important that your student returns their textbook on time as we need to have enough textbooks to distribute to the students enrolled in the course during the spring semester.
Listed below is the timeline for one semester courses:
- December 17th – 20th – Students enrolled in one semester courses must return their textbooks to the Upstairs Library (Science side) before/after school or during their final exam.
January 8th – Second Semester begins.
- January 9th – Textbooks will be distributed for one semester courses during the student’s class period.
- January 13th – Late fees will begin accruing for fall one semester course textbooks that have not been returned. Late fees will be $1.00 per book/per day up to a maximum of $20.00 per book.
- Students who have dropped a course during the fall semester should return their textbook to the Upstairs Library (Science side) during finals or to Ms. Heiser in the Attendance Office.
- Students who have lost a textbook should see Ms. Heiser in the Attendance Office.
Congratulations to the Clements Mu Alpha Theta Math Club on two successful weekends of competition. On Saturday November 16th, the students competed in the Texas A&M University Math Contest and won 1st place sweepstakes. Also, on Saturday November 23rd the students competed in the Dulles High School TMSCA Contest, winning 1st place sweepstakes as well. Highlights from both competitions can be found below:
Texas A&M University Math Contest
Eric Li, 1st CD Exam, 3rd Best Student Closed Exam
Kevin Rao, 3rd CD Exam
Girishvar Venkat, 4th EF Exam
Wilbur Li, 4th Best Student Closed Exam
3rd Place Power Team-Eric Li, Wilbur Li, Hans Li, Girishvar Venkat
Dulles High School TMSCA Contest
9th Grade Awards
Eric Li, 1st Calculator, 1st Number Sense, 1st Mathematics
David Huang, 2nd Calculator, 2nd Number Sense
Nathan Zheng, 3rd Calculator, 4th Mathematics
Alan Ji, 3rd Number Sense, 5th Mathematics
Kevin Chen, 5th Number Sense
Fan(Frank) Zhou, 3rd Mathematics
10th Grade Awards
Girishvar Venkat, 1st Calculator, 1st Number Sense, 1st Mathematics
Regina Chen, 2nd Calculator
Andrew Tao, 2nd Number Sense
Albert Han, 3rd Number Sense
Meiling Tang, 2nd Mathematics
11th Grade Awards
Kevin F. Chen, 3rd Calculator, 2nd Number Sense, 1st Mathematics
Kevin Zhang, 4th Calculator, 3rd Number Sense, 4th Mathematics
Zachary Tu, 1st Number Sense, 5th Mathematics
12th Grade Awards
Gene Hsu, 2nd Calculator, 3rd Number Sense, 3rd Mathematics
Aditya Jain, 1st Number Sense, 1st Mathematics
We are continuing with the annual Zach Grafe Benefit Tournament this year. For those of you who are not familiar with the background of this event, Zach Grafe was a women’s basketball and softball coach here at Clements many years ago. In 2007, Coach Grafe lost his battle with cancer leaving his wife and 3 young children behind. On Saturday, January 11th, we will be hosting a Round Robin tournament at the CHS softball field throughout the day beginning at 9AM. After the tournament, we host a CHS Softball Alumni event. Former CHS softball players come together to participate in a slowpitch softball game verses our current CHS softball players. Tickets for this event will be sold for a minimum donation of $5.00. Tickets will go on sale after the semester break. All proceeds will go to the Zach Grafe Fund which will be used to help with immediate financial needs, and then any remaining funds will be applied to a college fund set up for the three kids. The softball players have agreed to hold this event annually and apply all proceeds to the kids’ college fund. We have all suffered a huge loss in a friend, teacher, and coach but we must uphold his legacy and do what we can do help his family! We have a feeling that the love and support shown at this event will continue to be truly amazing, please be a part of it!
Listed below is the schedule for the tournament during the day and the Alumni game will be in the evening at 6:30PM. Bring your family, tell all of your friends, buy a T-shirt, watch some softball, and most importantly, support the Grafe Family!
We hope to see you all at the softball field January 11th!
|GAME TIME||TEAMS||SITE||1 hour 20 Minute Games – Finish Batter|
|9:00-10:20||Ridge Point vs. Clements||CHS|
|10:30-11:50||Ridge Point vs. Dawson||CHS|
|12:00-1:20||Dulles vs. Clements||CHS|
|1:30-2:50||Dulles vs. Dawson||CHS|
|3:00-4:20||Dawson vs. Clements||CHS|
|4:30-5:50||Dulles vs. Clements||CHS|
Any student who is moving/withdrawing from Clements during the Holiday Break needs to come to the Registrar’s Office to fill out withdrawal paperwork. Once this is done, we will provide you with withdrawal forms, school records, etc to take to your new school.
Theatre Arts II Showcase
Monday, December 9, 2013
7:00 pm in the Black Box (Room 1602)
Admission is free to this showcase of talent as these theatre students perform scenes and monologues developed over the course of this semester.
Candidates are nominated by their head football coaches, and I’m so proud that we had seven students honored as part of the 25 finalists out of the 90 entries submitted by Houston area coaches for this recognition. Presidents from the University of Houston, Rice University and Texas Southern University reviewed the 90 entries and selected the finalists to attend the luncheon. Our honorees are:
Shamal Alexander – Hightower HS, Coach Padriac McGinnis
Nick Bosse – Austin HS, Coach Allen Aldridge
Reed Olmon – Travis HS, Coach Randy Cunningham
Jae Phan – Ridge Point HS, Coach Brett Sniffin
Syed Rizvie – Bush HS, Coach Allen Aldridge
Britt Schmidt – Kempner HS, Coach Darrin Andrus
Michael Wang – Clements HS, Coach Keith Knowles
I am also very proud of the 87 FBISD Varsity Volleyball players who were recently named to the 2013 Academic All District team, as well as the 185 Varsity Football student athletes who received this honor. To qualify, a student must maintain a 90 average and above in all classes during the first nine-week grading period during their season. Our campus athletic coordinators and team coaches work extremely hard to support the classroom by promoting this special recognition, and I’d like to personally recognize them as well for their efforts in making this a successful program.
We look forward to seeing you at games supporting the amazing student athletes of FBISD during the 2013-2014 season!
FBISD Director of Athletics
Michael Wang with Coach Knowles and Coach Chinea
Superintendet Dupre with 7 finalists from FBISD with Philip O’Neal, FBISD Director of Athletics