Ve al menu de abajo de la parte derecha en la esquina y selecciona el idioma deceado.
Dale click en “Ir” y el Nuevo idioma aparecera.
Clarke Elementary will celebrate
Red Ribbon Week October 24-28.
Students and staff are encouraged to wear RED to kick off Red Ribbon Week. Students will receive red pencil.
Wear your favorite hat and put a “lid” on drugs.
Baseball, football, soccer, tennis, softball . . . all jerseys and sportswear are welcome!
Wear your Clarke gear! We are leaders leading the way to success! The best me is drug-free!
NATIONAL TEEN DRIVER SAFETY WEEK
October 16-22, 2016
Des Moines, IOWA – Today’s youth are busier and more engaged than ever. Unfortunately, this also means they have more things to distract them, especially while they are driving. Iowa’s young drivers travel many miles over local, state and interstate highways. Many of these miles are before and after school as well as late at night after work or sporting events, in all kinds of weather.
October 16-22, 2016, is dedicated to raising awareness and seeking solutions to unnecessary teen deaths on the road. National Teen Driver Safety Week was established by Congress in 2007 and is held annually on the third week of each October, its goal is to focus the country’s attention on this serious issue. In Iowa, the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau is asking law enforcement, parents, educators and other influencers to be vigilant in helping keep our youth safe through the awareness, experience and education of teen drivers.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 14-18 year olds in the US. In fact, in 2014, there were 2,614 teen passenger vehicle drivers (15-19 years old) involved in fatal crashes and an estimated 130,000 were injured. Older teen drivers (ages 18-20) are twice as likely as young teen drivers (ages 15-17) to be involved in fatal crashes between midnight and 6:00 a.m. Yet, a recent survey shows that only 25% of parents have had a serious talk with their kids about the key components of driving. Parents need to take the time to talk with their kids about the many dangers of driving even as their teen gets older and gains more driving experience. Those dangers include alcohol, not wearing seat belts, texting, speeding, and extra passengers.
Research indicates which behaviors contribute to teen-related crashes. Inexperience and immaturity combined with speed, drinking and driving, not wearing seat belts, distracted driving, drowsy driving; nighttime driving and other drug use aggravate this problem. Perhaps the most significant cause of teen crashes is multiple non-related teen passengers. This situation causes a high degree of distractions with minimal concentration on the road ahead. Often times this leads to lane departure resulting in serious or fatal crashes. Texting and driving continues to be a national epidemic, and teens are some of the worst offenders. Iowa’s electronic device law prohibits all drivers from texting while driving and also prohibits drivers under 18 from using any electronic device while driving that was not from the vehicle’s manufacturer.
Parents, teachers, mentors and adult influencers are encouraged to help keep our teen drivers safe by setting a positive example while driving. Drive responsibly by buckling up, driving the speed limit, not drinking and driving and not driving distracted. Remember- you are modeling driver behavior for those around you!
“It is our hope that Teen Driver Safety Week will get the word out to all parents of teens, and help them discuss these important issues,” said Mick Mulhern, Youth Coordinator for the Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau. “I get it,” he added. “You probably think your teens aren’t listening, but if this one conversation could save a life, isn’t it a conversation worth having?”
Please contact your county sheriff’s office or local police department for local crash statistics. Visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/IowaGTSB/ or Twitter: @IowaGTSB.
For more statistics and information involving Iowa’s youth, contact:
Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau
Iowa Department of Public Safety
215 E. 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
Please review the following information from the Iowa Department of Transportation concerning stopping for school buses.
Let's all work together to keep our students safe!
Required stopping for school buses
On Wednesday, September 28th, four middle school students, Cecilia Hadley, Rainon Terrell, Jaxayra Matul, and Ryan Phillips, were given the opportunity to go to the Super Power Summit in downtown Des Moines. The Super Power Summit is geared towards middle school students taking back healthy ideas to their schools concerning the topics of living healthier lives through activities and nutrition. At the summit, these four students had the opportunity to do several healthy activities including squats, sit-ups, burpees, yoga, and a scavenger hunt walk through Pappajohn's Sculpture Park in Des Moines. The students were also given the opportunity to sample healthy treats. The students learned several new things and are excited to bring back their ideas back to the Middle School Health and Wellness committee to implement throughout this school year.
I’m writing to encourage you to participate in public meetings organized this fall to collect input on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) as Iowa’s state plan is under development.
The Iowa Department of Education has announced nine public input meetings statewide from September through November. Each meeting will open with an overview of ESSA and the Department’s goals for developing a state plan of accountability and support that drives student achievement and makes sense for Iowa.
Stakeholder input is critical to this process, which is why participation in these meetings is so important.
All public input meetings will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Meeting dates and locations are as follows:
Monday, September 26
Heartland Area Education Agency
Room 107 A/B
6500 Corporate Drive, Johnston
Tuesday, September 27
Green Hills Area Education Agency
Halverson Center for Education
24997 Highway 92, Council Bluffs
Tuesday, October 11
Keystone Area Education Agency
1400 2nd Street NW, Elkader
Thursday, October 20
Northwest Area Education Agency
1520 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City
Tuesday, October 25
Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency
729 21st Street, Bettendorf
Wednesday, October 26
Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency
Rooms A, B and C
824 Flindt Drive, Suite 105, Storm Lake
Wednesday, November 2
Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Winter/Spring/Autumn/Revere/Stone conference rooms
4401 6th Street SW, Cedar Rapids
Monday, November 7
Great Prairie Area Education Agency
2814 N. Court Street, Ottumwa
Wednesday, November 9
Area Education Agency 267
3712 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Falls
For more information on Iowa’s plans to meet the Every Student Succeeds Act, visit https://www.educateiowa.gov/pk-12/every-student-succeeds-act.
Iowans also can submit questions and feedback by sending an email to email@example.com.
Thank you for your input!
Steve Seid, Superintendent
The school year is underway and some amazing things are happening in classrooms across the district. New teacher leadership positions added this year have made a difference in the quality of education already. New leadership positions are:
- Becca Kedley - Instructional Coach K-6
- Emily Lampe - Instructional Coach K-6
- Annie Halsband - Instructional Coach K-6
- Ruby Clyde - Success Coach Grades 5-8
- Tracy Terrell - Technology Coach K-6
- Brad Lampe - Instructional Coach 7-12
- Mary Murphy - Technology Coach 7-12
Besides these new full-time positions, some classroom teachers have now also added the role of PLC (Professional Learning Communities) Leader. These leaders help groups in creating and meeting goals during Wednesday early-outs.
Lori Ehrhardt, MS/HS Science Teacher and PLC Leader, shared one of her lessons with Instructional Coach Brad Lampe last week. Watch the video to see some critical thinking coming alive during a lesson with 7th graders about providing evidence to support claims.
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