New Books 2013

Teens and Mobile Phones Study

A new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project: Teens and Mobile Phones.

The survey, done in late 2009, concluded that text messaging among teens is becoming increasingly popular, with the number of teens who ext daily going up from 38% to 54% in the last 18 months. And there are more messages too. Over half of teens send >50 texts a day (which works out to 1500 a month), and one third of teens send >100 texts a day (3000 a month). 14-17 year old girls lead the charge, with 13-14 year old boys trailing.

Open Mike Poetry Readings April, 30th

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the library will host an Open Mike Poetry Reading on Friday, April 30th in the library during all three lunches. Participants will be entered into a drawing for Natalie Merchant's new CD (music based on classic poems) and free frappicinos will be provided. All students and staff are invited.

Earth Day - April 22

The Houston Chronicle has listed some ways to celebrate Earth Day! Join them!


1601 NASA Parkway

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday

Join Space Center Houston to celebrate “The Green Generation.” Compete in the water cycle maze, watch Rad Rhonda and her Ultimate Science Lab make Styrofoam disappear and build your very own water filtration systems. For grades 3-8.

Cost: $15.95-$19.95; online discounts available.

Information: 281-244-2100 or


13131 W. Little York Road,

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday

Toshiba hosts E-Waste Recycle Day, where people can drop off their unwanted electronics, including televisions, VCRs, DVD players, computer monitors, printers and more. Staff will unload your car at the North Eldridge entrance.

Cost: Free.

Information: 713- 896-5542.


6000 Golf Course Drive,

6 p.m. Thursday

“Blue and Green: Earth Day Jazz in the Park” concert features the University of Houston Jazz Orchestra with guest saxophonist Bill Evans, and local student jazz ensembles including City Jazz Kidz and the HSPVA jazz combo. Sponsored by Da Camera of Houston and Waste Management.


Information: 713-284-8351 or


501 Crawford, main concourse

5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday

The Astros will give away a green Astros cap made of recycled plastic bottles to the first 10,000 fans as part of an Earth Day celebration on a night they play the Florida Marlins.

Cost: Tickets range from $7-$53.

Information: 877- 927-8767 or


1513 N. MacGregor,

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and April 25

The Houston Zoo is celebrating Earth Day on April 24 and 25 with a recycling relay race, an environmental maze and a re-usable giant coloring mural. “Meet the Keeper” talks will feature a conservation message.

Cost: $10 adults, $5 children 2-11.

Information: 713-533-6500 or


1 Hope Blvd, Galveston,

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday & April 25

The Earth Day and Oleander Festival includes arts and crafts and other entertainment. Area plant clubs will set up plants for display and sale.


Information: 800-582-4673 or


8500 Bay Area Blvd., Pasadena,

Noon-4 p.m. April 25

In honor of Earth Day, the Nature Center will waive admission fees on April 25. Guided nature walks led by volunteer naturalists will be held at 2 p.m., and interpretive programs will be offered around the Discovery Trail throughout the afternoon.

Cost: Free.

Information: 281-474-2551 or


Enjoy this 2010 Tayshas video....These are some books you might consider reading!

Summer Reading

We are selling the books required for summer reading for those students taking AP or PreAP courses next year. Forms are due by May 7 along with your payment. You can find the forms here or you can pick one up in the library. Come see your librarians if you have questions.

LEGO Beatles

The Fab Four - Quite entertaining...extra points for attention to detail for the little LEGO cameraman and even more points for the black and white sequence that pulls back to see the clip on a period TV set and screaming female.

National Library Week - April 11 - 17, 2010

In today’s economy, what’s the one place you can go to get help with a resume, learn new job skills, connect to the Internet or just curl up with your favorite book – all for free? You can do all of that and more @ your library. Celebrate National Library Week, April 11-17. The theme is: Communities thrive @ your library.

A message brought to you by the American Library Association’s Campaign for America's Libraries and Clear Creek High School Library.

Book Spine Poetry

Come by your library and check out the "Book Spine Poetry" display. Your librarians and some of your peers put together poems using titles from various books!

April Is Here!

April…the word just oozes spring time, doesn’t it? It is yellow tulips and pink cherry blossoms. It is spring green grass and fresh dogwood white. Soft spring rain waking up the sleeping bulbs – they yawn and reach for the sun and invite us over for a swim in the deep end of color and fragrance…ahhh. Enough of that already! April is also a month for Poetry, Animal Cruelty Prevention, Lawn and Garden, and to celebrate National Library Week! Come by your library and enjoy the current displays of the month which include Book Spine Poetry, Gardening, Masks and Self Portraits created by Mrs. Foltz-Fox's and Mrs. Henning's Art Classes. Welcome to the month of's not just for fools anymore...Get outside and enjoy the first taste of Spring!

ImageChef Sketchpad -

700,000 iPads Sold

Brainstorm Tech writes:

In a report to clients issued Saturday night (4/3/10), Munster’s estimated that by midnight Sunday, Apple will have sold 600,000 to 700,000 iPads, including pre-orders — more than double his relatively conservative pre-launch estimate of 200,000 to 300,000. (Other analysts had published estimates of 300,000 to 400,000.)

Author Tim O'Brien

On March 24, 2010, many of Mrs. Pfeifer's and Ms. Schwab's AP English students joined author Tim O'Brien in a live one-hour webcast. Mr. O'Brien was interviewed by Nathaniel Flick and a student audience. He read from his book, The Things They Carried, and discussed the atrocities of war. Thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Mr. O'Brien and Mr. Flick for sponsoring this event.

Mrs. Pfeifer's Senior Anthologies

Mrs. Pfeifer's Senior English classes compiled anthologies based on who they are at this point in time. Their work, including visuals, was to be put in an original and creative manner. Enjoy some of their creative ideas!