High school students in Mr. May's Literacy class are helping Santa write and deliver letters to kids. Santa himself explains in the following letter:
HO! HO! HO!
I’m having my little helpers at Clarke High School help me write and deliver letters to your children. If your child would like to send us a letter, please have them type it up, so you can email it to ClarkeSanta@gmail.com. We will mail a letter back as soon as possible! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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Be sure to include:
Child's Name & Guardian’s/Parent’s Name
Age &/or Grade Level
Email Address (if needed to email back instead of mail)
The annual Veterans Day program was held on November 11 in the high school gym, with all high school and middle school students and staff in attendance, as well as many veterans and community members. National Honor Society Members greeted veterans and handed out programs as they arrived. Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds spoke about the debt of gratitude we owe to our veterans, before Shane Stephens read the Roll Call of local veterans. LeeAnn Helgevold sang "Arlington," with a special dedication to Air Force Capt. David Wisniewski, brother of Clarke Elementary teacher Craig Wisniewski, who was killed in the line of duty on July 2, 2010, when his helicopter was shot down while flying over Afghanistan. The High School Concert Choir and Chamber Choirs also sang patriotic selections.
Click on the photo to the right for a slideshow of photos from the assembly.
Thanks to all those who purchased books at the Scholastic Book Fair in the Middle School over the past week.
With the money raised, the middle school was able to purchase a number of books
to help foster students' interest in reading, as well as boost their literacy.
Clarke Community Schools wants to invite parents and the general public to take an active role in the health of their children by participating in the local school wellness policy process. A local school wellness policy is a written document that guides a school district's efforts to establish a school environment that promotes students' health, well-being, and ability to learn.
On July 29, 2016, USDA finalized regulations to create guidelines for school wellness policies. The final rule requires districts to begin revising local wellness policies during the 2016-17 school year and fully comply with the final rule by June 30, 2017.
The expanded local wellness policy requirements include specific goals for nutrition promotion and education, standards and nutrition guidelines for all foods and beverages sold to students, standards for all foods and beverages provided but not sold to students, policies for food and beverage marketing, description of public involvement, public updates, policy leadership, and triennial assessments.
USDA requires schools to engage parents, students, and representatives of the school food authority, Physical Education teachers, school health professionals, the school board, school administrators, and community members in the annual development and assessment of local school wellness policies. Local communities will have flexibility in developing a policy that works best for them.
If you are interested in participating in this process, please contact Kathy Simmerman, Food Service Director, at 342-6505 ext 529 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.