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Attend School Improvement Advisory Committee Meeting

Faculty, staff and the public are invited to a School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC) meeting on Tuesday, February 6 th  from 5:30-7:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held in room 4A at the elementary . . .

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Ditch the Distraction Video Contest

Several partners in the roadway construction industry have teamed up to create a contest aimed at raising the awareness of distracted driving among teenage drivers in Iowa. To start their campaign, the group is holding a video production . . .

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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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Join Clarke Compassion Campaign

During the month of November, Clarke teachers, students, and staff will be recognizing acts of kindness and compassion, both large and small, by presenting a feather with the kindness giver’s name on it. The feathers . . .

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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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Homecoming Is Sept. 18-22

Homecoming Week will kick off Monday, Sept. 18, culminating in the Homecoming dance Saturday night. The theme for this year is "To Victory and Beyond!" Here's what you need to know about Homecoming week: . . .

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Class of 2017 Final Days and Future Plans

The Class of 2017 is in its final week of high school. The last day of classes is Friday, May 12. Graduation practice will be on Monday, May 1 5 at 9 a.m. in the high school gymnasium. Practice is followed by a class photo by Chris' . . .

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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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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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Clarke participates in Hour of Code

For the past three years, the Clarke Community School District has taken part in the Hour of Code, a global movement reaching tens of millions of students of all ages in 180+ countries and over 45 languages. It is essentially a one-hour . . .

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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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Community Invited to Wellness Policy Meeting

A Wellness Policy Meeting will be held on January 30, 2017, in the LMC at the Middle/High School Building at 7:30 a.m. Clarke Community staff as well as community members are invited attend to go over the current wellness policy and see if . . .

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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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Input on Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Needed

Dear Parent/Guardian, 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 . . .

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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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Gourmet Chiefs Are Open for Business!

The   Gourmet   Chiefs  are now open for business!   For those who are unfamiliar with  the  business,  The   Gourmet   Chiefs  (not . . .

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Free or Low-Cost Dental Orthodontics Available

Free or low-cost orthodontics are available through a program sponsored by the American Association of Orthondontists (AAO). The Donated Orthodontic Services Program will provide free care to children whose families cannot afford needed . . .

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Meet a New Teacher

Check out the great article on new ELL Teacher & Softball Coach

With a whole crop of new teachers coming to the district next year, it's always interesting to learn more about these teachers' backgrounds and what brought them to Clarke. Clarkecountylife.com has a great article on the new . . .

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Race 4 Education Benefits Elementary Physical Education

Race 4 Education presents the JETFAST Color Run on May 14, 2016. All proceeds from the event will go to Clarke Elementary to help promote physical activity.  The free 1K Kids Dash will begin at 9 a.m., followed by a Kids Color . . .

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Mark Your Calendar for Graduation

  Please join us for the Clarke Community High School Graduation Ceremony on Sunday, May 22 ,  2016, at 2:00 PM!   If you cannot attend in person you may view the livestream at  http://thecube.com/e/633525 . . .

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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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The Highest Tree

CCHS Spring Play • April 8&9 • 7:30 p.m.

Make plans to attend the Clarke Community High School spring play, "The Highest Tree," April 8 & 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.   The story of the play: Aaron Cornish, a famed physic . . .

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Rock in Prevention

Clarke Elementary - April 1, 2016

Rock in Prevention is coming to Clarke Elementary on Friday, April 1st! Rock in Prevention helps children, teachers, and parents learn the methods and skills to prevent bullying and drug use, through music, with their Rock . . .

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Summer Reading Programs

Does your child need help with reading skills or fluency? Upper Iowa University offers reading programs for students preschool-high school all summer long. Click on the link below for more information. Upper Iowa Summer Reading . . .

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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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Booster Club Offers Coaches Clinic

A Coaches Clinic will be held in the Auditorium  March 4 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., sponsored by the Clarke Athletic Booster Club .   L ori Thomas, a presenter with Proactive Coaching, will be conducting . . .

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Coaches Appreciation Dinner

Mark you calendars now for the Second Annual Clarke's Middle and High School Coaches Appreciation Dinner , which will be held at the high school gym on March 4 starting at 7 pm. Middle and high school coaches, administration and . . .

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Update on Texting Service

Our website and texting service provider has investigated why our text notification service did not work properly the morning of Jan. 8 when we tried to send out notifications about the late start. They believe it was due to a . . .

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Flu Mist Vaccine Now Available

Clarke County Public Health has received a large shipment of the Flu Mist nasal spray for influenza vaccine. It's not too late to get vaccinated! Anyone who has not gotten the flu shot or mist yet is encouraged to contact . . .

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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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Flu Mist Clinic Canceled

The Flu Mist Clinic scheduled for October has been canceled by Clarke County Public Health due to a backordered supply of flu mist. Parents who still want their child to receive the flu mist must call Public Health at 342-3724 to . . .

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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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High School iPad Orientation

The Clarke Technology Department would like to announce the 2015-16 Orientation Information.  We will run four sessions per night on August 31, September 1 and September 2 First Session:     3:30PM to 4:15 . . .

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Summer School Office Hours

It's Summer Break! The school offices will have different hours during the summer months. Elementary Office Open on Wednesdays, 8 AM - Noon through Thursday, July 30, 2015   Middle School . . .

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Board Member Workshop

South Central Conference

The South Central Conference is once again sponsoring a Board Member workshop for people contemplating about running for the Board this upcoming September election. The purpose of the meeting is to inform people who intend on, or are . . .

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Summer Basketball Camp

  3rd Annual Hoop Troop Academy   July 6 - 9, 2015 @ Clarke High School Girls entering 3 rd , 4 th, & 5 th Grades: 9 - 10:30 AM Girls entering 6 th , 7 th , & 8 th Grades: 10:45 . . .

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New Scoreboard

The Clarke Athletic Booster Club is raising money for a new Football Scoreboard. Click on this link for more information. Donate Today!

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Sports Recognition Night

The Clarke Athletic Booster Club will host a Spring and Summer Sports Recognition Night: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 6:30 p.m. @ High School Cafeteria A free-will donation meal will be provided. Athletes and . . .

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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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Financial Literacy Summit

Teachers, students and parents are encouraged to attend the Iowa Financial Literacy Summit on May 5, in Des Moines. The Iowa Department of Education is hosting this event as part of a broader effort to improve Iowa students' . . .

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Iowa Assessments at Clarke

Clarke Schools will take Iowa Assessment Tests during the week of April 6 - 10, 2015.     Some good tips for students during this week:  Keep a normal bedtime routine . . .

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Last Day of School

Due to cold weather and snow, Clarke's last day of school for the 2014-15 school year is Thursday, May 28, 2015.   Check out the District Calendar for details. Quarter 4 Midterm is Wednesday, April 22, . . .

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Parent / Teacher Conferences

Parent / Teacher Conferences Thursday, March 12, 2015 4 - 8 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2015 8 a.m. - Noon Elementary : Student-led meetings set up between parents and teachers Parents will listen to their . . .

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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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Student Message

Regarding iPads

Students :  To avoid problems with your iPads, please do not download non-approved applications to "get around" the district's filters.  Doing so will result in iPad lockdown. Any student with camera or iPad issues needs . . .

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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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