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Back to School Wellness Fair Aug. 14th!

Back to School Wellness Fair open to all Clarke families on August 14 th  from 4-7 in Middle School gym.  Free haircuts, dental, vision, & hearing screenings, sports physicals, children’s clothing, vaccinations (for . . .

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Input Requested on Computer Science Standards

Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise is asking for input on computer science standards that are under consideration in Iowa. In 2017, Senate File 274 was signed into law, which encourages computer science in every Iowa school, . . .

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Order New Clarke Apparel and More

Clarke Athletic Booster Club has new apparel and other Clarke items for sale. Click on the links below to download the order forms.  Turn in orders to Ronda Wishon at the Clarke Middle School. For questions, contact . . .

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Help Students Avoid Winter Brain Drain

Summer isn’t the only time when students can slide. Learning loss is associated with winter break, too. The phenomenon is especially detrimental to high school students, who might be prepping for college entrance . . .

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Assistance for Parents on Bullying

When bullying occurs, parents should contact the school immediately and join with the district in gathering information and conducting an inquiry and/or investigation to assure any bullying is stopped. Here are some resources . . .

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Clarke Elementary Receives Health Award

Clarke Elementary has been awarded the Silver Healthier US School Challenge and received recognition at the recent Indian Walk, in which elementary students and staff walked to the square emphasizing healthy living via nutrition and exercise. . . .

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Letter to Parents About "13 Reasons Why"

Dear Parents and Guardians, We would like to make sure you are aware of a new Netflix series called “13 Reasons Why” based on the book by Jay Asher. Your child may be watching the show or, at the very least, hearing about it . . .

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Clarke Schools Food and Clothing Pantry Open

The Clarke Schools Food and Clothing Pantry is open every Monday from 4-5 p.m. The Pantry is located in the Administration Building in the middle room on the East side of the building. Use the northeast entrance.   This is . . .

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Middle School/High School Student Appreciation Video

Middle school and high school staff recently each chose a student who inspires them and makes them want to come to work every day. This video shows each teacher telling the chosen student.  

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Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds Speaks at Veterans Day Assembly

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 . . .

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School Bus Safety

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 . . .

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Message from Mr. Seid

To families of Clarke Community Schools: After school on Wednesday, September 7, a Clarke Community School bus was in an accident.  We are fortunate that there were no life threatening injuries to our students or bus driver.  . . .

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Great things happening in Clarke classrooms

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: . . .

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Clarke kicks off the year with Thursday Night in the Park

Clarke Community Schools kicked off the new school year with the tradition of a Thursday Night in the Park pep rally on the courthouse lawn. Middle school teacher Eric Zoske emceed the event, first introducing superintendent Steve Seid to say . . .

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Important information for parents of 7-12 grade students

Parents should be receiving a letter in the mail detailing the new procedures of pick up/drop off and parking for 7-12 grade students. A copy of the letter is below. Please see map following the letter. Dear Parent(s) or Guardian(s): . . .

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Clarke Students Pass CNA Exam

Eight high school students passed their CNA Exam this month, and are now certified nurses' aides. The nurses' aide course, taught by Lori Henrichs through SWCC, is a 75-hour nurse aide certification. Students spend at least 30 hours . . .

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Brad Lampe Wins Karl King Distinguished Service Award

  Brad Lampe received a high honor from his peers recently in Des Moines. The Karl King Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to two band directors by the Iowa Bandmasters Association. One award is given to an active . . .

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CTE Day Showcases Local Careers

Students from Clarke High School and Middle School took tours and spoke with local employers at CTE (Career & Technical Education) Day on March 31, 2016. Fifty-four high school students, mostly juniors, and 10 middle school TAG . . .

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Spring's Almost Here--Time to Review the Dress Code!

Spring is just around the corner--a great time to review the student dress code! Elementary Dress Code: Clothing or other apparel promoting products illegal for use by minors and clothing displaying obscene material, . . .

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Happy Holidays

The Clarke Community Schools will be on winter break Dec. 23-Jan. 3. Classes will resume Jan. 4. Happy Holidays!

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Students Complete Hour of Code

To help celebrate Computer Science Education Week (December 7-13), Clarke students in grades K-12 joined tens of millions of students in more than 180 countries by participating in the Hour of Code .  The Hour of Code is a . . .

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Download the New Clarke Schools App

A new Clarke Schools App is now available from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Download this mobile app to have the Clarke website and the latest Clarke Schools news and information at your fingertips. Go to the App . . .

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Winter Weather Is Here

It's official--winter weather is here! Here's how to make sure you're in the know about early dismissals, late starts and snow days: Subscribe to Text Notifications. Scroll to the bottom of the home page of the Clarke . . .

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Let's Hear It for Our Principals!

October is designated annually as National Principals Month to recognize the role that principals play in school achievement and student success. A nationwide celebration of principalship, National Principals Month is an initiative of the . . .

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New Scoreboard

The Clarke Athletic Booster Club and the Clarke Community School would like to thank everyone that helped get this project started and then completed.  It took a great amount of Synergy to make this happen.  We will include more . . .

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Clarke Dress Code

  Friendly reminder to students and families! As we all enjoy this beautiful weather, it is important to review the Clarke Dress Codes. Please Begin with the End in Mind and Be Proactive when it comes to . . .

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Attendance Notice

from Marcus

Parents/Guardians:   Our goal is to give our students in the Clarke School District the best education possible and we believe the best way to do this is to have every student be on time and attend school regularly. Studies . . .

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Clarke Community School district adopted a new strategy for lockdown procedures for K-12 known as the A.L.I.C.E. plan.   A.L.I.C.E. is an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate.   Prior to the . . .

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Clarke changes to new Student Information System

Click Here for The Portal Mobile and iPad App Users:  District ID =   XHQBQV   Portal Policies Letters containing information on accessing student records have been sent to anyone . . .

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Receive Texts from Clarke

Sign up for the Texting Notifier. Clarke  has the ability to send out important information – upcoming meetings, events, cancelled school days, emergencies, etc. – via text! Click on the link to “ Sign up for the News . . .

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Clarke Website now adapts to Mobile Devices

As of December 12, 2012... The Clarke Community School District web site is now adaptable for viewing on all mobile devices. The good news is you have a choice on your viewing preference. The next time you view our website on a . . .

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Leadership Starts Here

The Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model that acts like the operating system of a computer -- it improves performance of all other programs.  Based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People , The Leader in Me . . .

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Homecoming Fun in Pictures

  Homecoming Week Fun

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