The Communities In Schools program at Clear Springs High School plans a variety of activities throughout the year to empower students to stay in school and achieve in life. We are grateful to our campus and community for helping us with various events throughout the year.
Clear Springs’ students, in partnership with McWhirter Elementary CIS staff, adopt fifty students for the holidays. This “Springs Santa” community service activity has students at Springs working together to provide and deliver wrapped holiday gifts to McWhirter Elementary students.
“Springs Helps Our Own” program collects donations for disadvantaged Clear Springs students at the holidays, privately providing them with support and letting them know that Springs cares.
“Lunch with a Leader” is an informal mentoring activity in which a small group of students enjoy lunch and conversation with community leaders and CIS volunteers. Talking about career choices, coping with difficulties and finding a path to success in spite of it all, CIS students develop the confidence that they can succeed.
Chargers Leading the Way:
“Chargers Leading the Way,” is a CIS character education and recognition program. Students learn what “good character” is and why it matters. Students are nominated as a Charger Leading the Way by faculty who recognize those students who exemplify the character traits of focus: Respect, Good Citizenship, Caring, Responsibility, Trustworthiness and Fairness. Students who are nominated are invited to a lunch in their honor and are eligible for drawings for incentives as well as recognition.
CIS students are eligible to get technology support that might otherwise be unavailable through generous donations from Jacobs Engineering staff. Computers and sponsorship of Comcast internet service are donations allowing our students to have what is needed at home to do research and complete homework assignments.
Students from financially disadvantaged homes receive the support of food donations from the Houston Food Bank’s “Backpack Buddy” program. Additionally, CIS coordinates and provides a host of referrals for other needed social service assistance.