Car Rider Line Podcast

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The District launched its podcast, Car Rider Line, which provides an innovative outlet of two-way communication with the school community. The bi-weekly podcast dives deeper into a wide-range of educational news, district initiatives, achievements and resources with District leaders, area experts and other special guests. 

Episodes are also be recorded live on the Clear Creek ISD Facebook page so listeners can join in on the conversation for that week before the episode is published. Be sure to follow us and subscribe today!

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EPISODE 319: Special Edition - Incoming 6th & 9th Grade Strategies

This recording is part of a special livestream series hosted by CCISD to help parents with transitioning students into 6th and 9th grade next school year. 
EPISODE 318: Special Edition - Kindergarten Readiness Pt. 2

This recording is part two of a special Tomorrow Begins Today livestream series hosted by CCISD to help parents with transitioning students into Kindergarten next school year. 
EPISODE 317: Special Edition - Kindergarten Readiness Pt. 1

This recording is part one of a special Tomorrow Begins Today livestream series hosted by CCISD to help parents with transitioning students into Kindergarten next school year. 
EPISODE 316: Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration for 2021-22

Clear Creek ISD offers free full-day early learning programs for those who qualify, as well as a tuition-based Pre-K program for residents who live within the CCISD boundaries. Listen as district leaders talk through important information for the Pre-K and Kindergarten registration process for next school year. 
EPISODE 315: Special Edition - Clear Connections Virtual School

Clear Creek ISD is excited to introduce Clear Connections Virtual School, a web-based education offered to Pre-K through 12th grade students next school year. This virtual, tuition-free school of choice gives you real connections and real flexibility when it comes to your child's education. The school will feature consistent instruction from CCISD teachers certified in online learning, real connections with local students, and in-person opportunities for extracurriculars and clubs. Enrollment is now open through April 19, 2021. This audio is from the second Virtual Parent Meeting that was held in March.

EPISODE 314: AP Exams Overview

District experts talk through the schedule for 2021 Advanced Placement (AP) Exams and give tips for students taking the tests. 
EPISODE 313: Career & Technical Education in CCISD

Clear Creek ISD's CTE program reinforces state and national academic standards by providing students training in career areas of interest to them. The goal is to ensure that students are prepared to succeed in post secondary education and in a world that is increasingly oriented toward highly skilled jobs. Through rigorous technical instruction, students are able to gain hands-on experience by actively participating in authentic real-world problem solving and projects. 
EPISODE 312: Clear Horizons Early College High School Feature

Clear Horizons Early College High School, a CCISD school of choice, was established in 2007 on the South Campus of San Jacinto College to provide opportunities to student populations who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education environments. CHECHS students graduate from San Jac with an associate degree and from Clear Creek ISD with a high school diploma with endorsements.
EPISODE 311: All About Course Registration

CCISD Assistant Director of Counseling and Student Services Kristina Ford walks parents through the course registration process for incoming 6th through 12th grade students for next school year. She also answers some frequently asked questions from parents on the endorsement process, college and career readiness, honors and AP coursework, and more.

EPISODE 310: Clear View High School Spotlight

Clear View High School is a premier learning community of choice for life-changing education in Clear Creek ISD. Campus leaders talk through the school culture, educational initiatives, campus and district-wide programs offered, and the application process for students. They also touch on the exciting opportunities that the new school building will bring when construction is completed in January 2022.
EPISODE 309: Final Farewell to Dr. Smith

We sit down with Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith for the final time to reflect on his 40-year career in education and his time in CCISD before he retires at the end of December.
EPISODE 308: Special Edition - Superintendent Finalist Search

CCISD Board President Dr. Laura DuPont and Board Vice President Jay Cunningham talk through the Superintendent search process and answer some frequently asked questions.
EPISODE 307: Gifted & Talented Program Update

District leaders give an important update on CCISD's Gifted & Talented program and provide more information on testing for all grade levels.

EPISODE 306: Why Choose CCISD Pre-Kindergarten

District leaders talk through the many benefits of enrolling your child in CCISD's Pre-Kindergarten program, which is now offering the option for virtual learning at home. You will also hear more about what to expect inside the classroom from a current Pre-K teacher.

EPISODE 305: Mental Health Check-in

We talk with CCISD Coordinator of Counseling and Student Services Kristina Ford about ways to build resiliency in children and how to support their mental health during this time.

EPISODE 304: Reopening Update with Dr. Smith
We sit down with Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education Holly Hughes and Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education Dr. Karen Engle to give families an update on where we are at in successfully reopening CCISD and how to prepare students to transition at the 9-week mark if choosing to do so.

EPISODE 303: Phase 3 Brick & Mortar Transition
District leaders talk through tips and reminders for successfully transitioning students into Brick and Mortar for those returning on September 14, 2020. 
EPISODE 302: Back to School! What to Expect
District leaders sit down to talk through what parents and students can expect for the first week of school online and highlight some important reminders to prepare for by Monday, August 24.
EPISODE 301: Tony's Tips for a New School Year
CCISD Director of Parent Assistance Tony Davila talks through ways to set students up for success this school year. He gives tips on supporting students at home for online learning, ways to calm their nerves for the changes this school year brings, and how to reach out for assistance.


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