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CCISD: The Education Village – The First of its Kind in Texas
Posted In: CCISD News | League City News Posted by Pam Moore on 07/22/2014

The Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) Education Village is a uniquely designed 144 acre campus that brings together a comprehensive high school, intermediate school, and elementary school on a single site. The K-12 campus includes shared and multi-use facilities that have been created with a community of learners in mind. In addition to focusing on the development K-12 relationships between students, parents, and teachers, a primary emphasis of the campus will be the integration of 21st Century Skills throughout the curriculum.

The complex has been ranked among the top 10 construction projects in Texas. Funds for the project, the first of its kind in the Texas public school system and one of only two in the nation, were part of a bond referendum approved by the voters in 2007. The $116 million complex features three schools that accommodate kindergarten through 12th grade on a 144-acre campus near state Highway 96 and state Highway 146, at 4380 Village Way in League City, Texas.

CCISD Education Village
Unique features at the Education Village
  • State-of-the-art Biotechnology Lab that can be utilized in Engineering, Health Science and Ag Science programs;
  • Information Technology Lab leading to certifications in A+ and Net+;
  • Technology certification opportunities include Microsoft Office Specialist, Certified Nursing Assistant, Pharmacy Tech, and Welding;
  • The village features a campus-wide greenhouse, integrated computer technology and a biotechnology lab for engineering, health science and agricultural science classes.
  • A retention pond behind the Education Village was transformed into a unique outdoor space that is part classroom/part environmental project. With the guidance of the Texas coastal Watershed program and Texas Sea Grant, teachers, students and community volunteers created a floating wetlands area. The project is the first of its kind at a Texas public school. The floating wetlands showcase a new technique for improving water quality in storm water detention and retention ponds while providing students with a hands-on way to learn about their local environment.
  • While the three schools share the courtyard and cafeteria, the schools sit on three separate campuses with their own driveways, roads in and out, and with little other interaction. Between them, there are six gyms.
  • The schools share a serving line in the cafeteria, and the same heating ventilating and air conditioning system.
  • In addition to serving some 4,500 students each day in the cafeteria, the walls can be removed, opening up the facility into a massive room for large groups. There also is a shared courtyard with amphitheater and outdoor learning areas.

Sandra Mossman Elementary School
Sandra Mossman Elementary School
4050 Village Way, League City, TX; Grades Kindergarten through 5;
105,000 Square Feet; 900 Student Capacity; Opened in 2009
Sandra Mossman Elementary School
Bayside Intermediate School
4430 Village Way, League City, TX; Grades 6 - 8;
176,500 Square Feet; 1,200 Student Capacity; Opened in 2010
Sandra Mossman Elementary School
Clear Falls High School
4380 Village Way, League City, TX; Grades 9 - 12;
460,000 Square Feet; 2,500 Student Capacity; Opened in 2010
Links For more information: By Pamela Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty, LLC

Tagged With: Bayside Intermediate School | CCISD | Clear Falls High School | League City | Sandra Mossman Elementary School

CHRISTUS St. Johns Sports Medicine Minute
Posted In: Events & Attractions | League City News Posted by Dinah BuPane on 12/04/2013

Christus St. Johns Sports Medicine will be hosting a night of insight lecture on Preparing Young Athletes for "The Real Games" Ahead.  Guest speaker, Head Baseball Coach Tony Robichaux of University of Louisiana-Lafayette, will be discussing how coaches and parents can utilize the valuable lessons that sports has to offer by encouraging the will to win without compromising the safety of young athletes.  There will be hands on learning stations which will provide valuable information on rotator cuff strengthening, athletic taping, core flexibility and more.  Attendance is free and dinner will be provided.  If you are a parent of a child in athletics or know someone who is, invite them to meet at Clear Falls High School in League City, Texas on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 at 5:30pm.  For more information on this event or to RSVP please see http://www.christusstjohn.org/rsvp.

By Dinah BuPane, Real Estate Agent of Brockway Realty - Friendswood Specialist

Tagged With: Clear Falls High School | League City | League City Events & Attractions

"Everything's Bigger in Texas!" It’s High School Homecoming Mum Time!
Posted In: CCISD News Posted by Pam Moore on 09/24/2012

While researching the history of the high school homecoming mum, I found this homecoming tradition is found mainly in Oklahoma and Texas. The introduction of the chrysanthemum was a corsage for the girlfriends and mothers at Homecoming football games. (Note: I grew up in the Midwest and (at that time) my high school did not have a football team. So, what I didn't know I missed has been found in Texas!)

Originally these corsages were very basic with a few ribbons accenting the flower; which, of course, were school colors. Today, the silk flower has replaced the real mum as the centerpiece for the girls homecoming mum. But the mum has "evolved" over the years! You will see them now with long flowing ribbons, teddy bears, and bells, trinkets that reflect the wearer's activities (sports/band/dance/etc.), fuzzy boas, and maybe even battery operated mini-lights! Needless to say, the "Everything's Bigger in Texas" attitude has resulted in ripped tops or dresses -- I have seen a vest or halter worn by female students to support the body-length and almost as wide homecoming mums!

High School Mum 01 High School Mum 02
I would be remiss if I did not mention the Homecoming garter worn by the guys. As you would imagine, these mums are worn on the arm with a large silk mum at the center. Usually made by the mother of the guy's homecoming date, the garters have similar ribbons, trinkets, etc., but on a smaller scale.

The Galveston County high schools in the Clear Creek Independent School District have celebratory carnivals, parades and, (of course), homecoming football games coming soon to CCISD’s Veterans Memorial Stadium. I have listed these game dates below. Anyone can attend a high school football game, and the cost is minimal. Be aware that parking lots fill up fast, and have fun looking at all the glamour, sparkle, and volume of homecoming mums and garters!

CCISD Schools in Galveston County Homecoming Football Game Dates:
Clear Falls High School - September 27
Clear Springs High School - September 28
Clear Creek High School - October 26

Clear Creek ISD Veterans Memorial Stadium
2305 East Main
League City, Texas 77573

By Pam Moore for Brockway Realty, LLC

Tagged With: CCISD | CCISD News | Clear Creek High School | Clear Falls High School | Clear Springs High School | Galveston County Schools