c/o 2018 -- Seniors


Senior Return Info

Good Evening Class of 2018 Students and Parents, 

The following gives you a glimpse of the letter that you will soon receive in the mail.  The letter will also include information regarding student dress code, upcoming events, etc., which are noted as attachments.

Note:  Online registration begins tomorrow.

We are almost there seniors, graduation is just 10 months away.  While that may seem like a long time, it is going to be here before you know it.  This is the opportunity to put the final touches on your K-12 journey.  Please make sure you work hard and give this year your best as you prepare to move onto college, the military, or the work force.  You will want to make sure that you keep up good grades, behavior, and attendance to make sure that you are available to participate in all the memorable events for your senior year. You have help along the way, remember to visit with your teachers, counselors, and principals as needed.  

Please review the following information (in date order) regarding upcoming events –  

Senior Portraits: By now, you should have completed or scheduled your senior portraits with Rhonda Floyd Photography.  If not, you may schedule an appointment at http://www.rhondafloyd.com/. Late sessions are being offered through September 30th.  Please see enclosed information for details. Please make every effort to get your senior portraits taken so that you will be included in the senior section of the yearbook. You do not have to purchase a photography package to be included in the yearbook.  The only on campus photo opportunity for seniors will be in early November. 

Back to School Forms: Beginning August 1, 2017, parents/guardians with existing Family Access accounts may complete the online forms. All back to school forms will be completed on line. These must be completed prior to Proof of Residency (POR) return and schedule pick up. 

Seniors are scheduled to come to campus on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, from 4 – 7:00pm to return your POR and pick up student schedules and parking permits. Make ups are Friday, August 11, 2017, from 7:30am – 2:30pm. 

  • The library computer lab will be available for parents who need to complete all or part of the registration process prior to POR return. As a reminder, PORs must show the name and address of the student’s parent/guardian on either a current mortgage statement, utility bill (water, gas, or electric only), or a notarized lease agreement. Residency Affidavits must be completed every year with a new notarized form. All online student registrations, Residency Affidavits, and PORs must be complete before students receive their new schedule.
  • Parking applications must have a parent signature before receiving a permit. Please provide a copy of the student’s valid driver’s license and a current copy of the insurance for the vehicle with the student driver’s name on it and attach to your parking permit application. Questions regarding parking can be directed to Ms. LaFoy’s office.
  • In the Clear Creek Independent School District, our mission is to prepare students to compete and succeed in the ever-changing 21st century. This mission requires us to look at education through a child’s eyes today, and recognize the power technology will have on their life now, tomorrow, and decades to come. Our one-to-one student device initiative is designed to harness that power to provide students unmatched opportunities to access the world effectively and responsibly.

Students may be held responsible for any loss or damage caused by intentional or negligent acts in caring for tablets/laptops while under their control. As a result we strongly encourage you to buy the optional insurance for your child’s device.  This insurance is $20.00, or $10.00 if your student is on free/reduced lunch.  Having insurance on the device can protect you from having to pay for repair up to $475.00 which could cover replacement of the device.

To learn more about the student devices and how to buy insurance please visit http://www.ccisd.net/departments/technology/student_devices/Most textbooks will be available online for students to access via their district device. Hardcopy versions of textbooks will be issued after the start of school.Students needing to add or drop courses prior to the start of the school year can do so at senior registration. Students enrolled in Pre-AP or AP classes will not be permitted to add or drop courses after Thursday, August 17th.

  • Please note if your child has Early Release: Students with early release are expected to leave campus at the completion of their school day. Students who remain on campus without a scheduled class are subject to losing their early release privilege and disciplinary consequences.  Please assist us with maintaining a safe and supportive learning environment for students.

Yearbooks for the 2016-2017 school year are expected to be on campus in early August.  Please note this is only for those who have already purchased one to pick up on campus. We sold out this year and will not have additional copies for sale. For additional information please contact Karen DePaul at KDepaul@ccisd.net

Project Graduation: Fundraising activities for Project Graduation for the Class of 2018 are underway. Project Grad is only successful with serious parental support. In addition to a great opportunity for you to help mold your child’s graduation night experience, each hour you serve also equates to additional tickets for your senior student, greatly improving their chances to win big prizes.  For more information please visit cshsprojectgrad.info.  For additional information you can also contact Project Graduation at CSHS.pg.18@gmail.com.

College Application Process: A senior parent meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 20, 2017, starting at 6:30 p.m., to discuss the college application processes. The counselors will be available to discuss Apply Texas and the Common Application.  Please join us if you have questions or would like assistance with this process.

If you are planning college visits, please fill out the college visit form from the attendance office requesting permission at least five days in advance. As always, students must have at least 90 percent attendance for each semester class. Failure to attend semester classes at least 90% of the time will result in loss of credit for the class and the need to appeal for credit.

If you are college bound, plan to have at least one SAT or ACT score by December to support your college applications. For assistance with signing up for the SAT or ACT test, please contact the College and Career Center on campus. 

Prom:  The site for the 2018 prom will be at Moody Gardens on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Save the date!

GraduationGraduation is scheduled for Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 7:30pm. The major focus of your senior year should be to learn as much as you can so that you will be well prepared for employment and/or further education. Remember: You must have earned all of your credits and successfully passed all five STAAR end of course exams to participate in year-end activities, including the graduation ceremony.

Enclosed you will find information regarding upcoming events and important dates, information from the PTSA and a nomination form to participate on the Campus Instructional Improvement Council. The CIIC is a campus leadership team of faculty, staff and parents who assist the principal in developing, reviewing, and revising the campus improvement plan. The purpose of this committee is to improve student performance of all student populations with respect to academic excellence indicators and other appropriate performance measures.  The committee is involved in decisions in the areas of planning, budgeting, staffing, curriculum, staff development, and school organization. CIIC generally meets on the fourth Monday of each month from 3:00 – 4:00pm. If you are interested in serving on the CIIC, please complete the nomination form and mail by Friday, August 11, 2017. Also enclosed is the District’s High School Dress Code to assist you in shopping for the upcoming school year. Note, the state’s tax free holiday weekend is this weekend, August 11-13. Happy Shopping!

Ms. Compton, senior class secretary, Ms. Thibodeaux, senior class sponsor, and I will continue to work to keep you informed with announcements of upcoming events. I am honored to be the Principal for the Class of 2018.  Let us start the year off right, in the words of Plato “The beginning is the most important part of the work.”


Troy Scott
Senior Class Principal

Clear Springs High School Assistant Principals and Counselors
Student Last Names A - D:  Lori Diaz, AP; Deb Rom, Counselor
Student Last Names E – La:  Traci LaFoy, AP ; Angela Alksne, Counselor
Student Last Names Le – Rh:  Elizabeth Raska, AP; Iraima Lopez Bauer, Counselor
​​​​​​​Student Last Names Ri – Z:  Troy Scott, AP; Tracie Knutson, Counselor

Senior Class Officers:
President - Kyle Benacquisto
Vice President - Ashleigh Kuhlmann
Secretary - Chandler Deppisch
Parliamentarian - Edmundo Suarez
Historian - Elizabeth Koegel


Class Sponsor:
Candice Thibodeaux

Class Administrator:
Troy Scott