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Elementary Taking Applications for Fundraiser

The elementary will be taking nominations for an organization to raise money for this year. Please click here for the nomination form, which will need to be completed and returned to Shelly Morgan by October 20. Any questions can be . . .

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Order Letters from Santa

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!      Dear Parents, . . .

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New School Supply List

Download the new School Supply List here .

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Clarke 5th Grader Wins 3rd Place in State Poster Contest

Clarke 5th grade student Mya Walter has won 3rd place in the Iowa Tar Wars Poster Contest. The students in 5th grade Guidance were to design a positive poster that represented their commitment to remaining tobacco free. Because of her . . .

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Children's Author Visits Clarke

Children's author Paul Orshoski visited Clarke Elementary on Tuesday, April 12. The writer from Sandusky, Ohio, has published 12 children's books and and has had several poems published in poetry anthologies. He describes his . . .

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Elementary Band Solo and Ensemble Contest

The Clarke Fifth and Sixth Grade Band Members participated in a Solo and Ensemble Festival on March 29 th at the Clarke Elementary. The students worked for two months preparing their selections.  There were forty-eight entries.  . . .

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Celebrate Read Across America Day

Read Across America/Dr. Seuss Day will be Wednesday, March 2, at Clarke Elementary. Each grade has been given a book to represent in a "fun dress day." . . .

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Elementary Iowa Assessments Dates Set

Iowa Assessments for grades 2-6 will be April 5-8 If possible, please plan for students not to miss during these days. Thank you for your help in ensuring your student's success!

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Clarke Elementary Synergizes for 3rd in Iowa

This past January, our elementary raised over $6,000 in the Pennies for Patients Drive.  This placed our school third in the state.  Harlan High School raised over $8,000 with their efforts. As of June 1, 2015, the Iowa School . . .

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Buddy Bench Program

A Student Leader from Clarke Elementary gave a presentation to the Clarke School Board about a new Program at the Elementary School. Cole Pontier found out about the Buddy Bench Program when his mom showed him an article on the . . .

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Anti-Bully Speaker

Mike Harding

Clarke Elementary and Middle School Student Councils are excited to host Mike Harding, an anti-bully speaker, on Thursday, April 30, 2015.   Mike Harding "Together We Can" Mike will be speaking to . . .

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ABC Countdown

  Clarke Elementary School will have a 26-Day ABC countdown to the last day of school.   Dress-up and fun activities are planned for each day beginning Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Check out these countdown . . .

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Elementary Attendance

Attendance: Beginning with the End in Mind Clarke Community Schools are working hard with students and families to begin with the end in mind!  Together we can prepare our students to be the educated leaders we know . . .

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Divas on the Diamond

On Saturday morning, March 7, 2015, there were 115 K-6th graders in attendance at the 5th Annual "Divas on the Diamond" at Clarke Elementary. Those attending got to rotate through three stations of making bracelets or . . .

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Hitting Open Gym

Clarke 3rd - 6th graders finished up their hitting open gym Sunday. They have been coming for four weeks to learn the basic fundamentals of hitting with Coach Diehl, as well as learning from the Middle School and High Schoolers. . . .

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K of C Youth Free Throw Championship

K of C Youth Free Throw Championship All boys and girls, ages 9-14, are invited to participate in the FREE (no entry fee) local level of competition for the 2015 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. The . . .

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Red Ribbon Week

Clarke Elementary

Clarke Elementary will celebrate  Red Ribbon Week   October 24-28 . Students are encouraged to dress up each day to support the fight against drug use.   Monday: Red Ribbon Day Students . . .

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Rock In Prevention

Rock in Prevention is coming to Clarke Elementary on Thursday, October 2 nd !!! Rock in Prevention helps children, teachers, and parents learn the methods and skills to prevent bullying and drug use, through music, with . . .

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The National Theatre for Children

The National Theatre for Children will be coming to Clarke on November 10, 2014 .  Their “ Cash Course: Learning about Earning ” presentation will help students in grades 5-8 learn more about financial literacy.  . . .

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Leadership Roles at Home

Leadership Roles at Home One of the best ways to help your child realize their leadership potential is to provide them with an opportunity to lead. Like other Leader in Me schools, we offer student leadership roles as a way to . . .

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School in Blue for Upstander Day

Students and staff at Clarke Elementary dressed in blue on Tuesday, October 13, for Upstander Day, when they pledged to stand up to bullies. Check out the photos!

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