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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 in the classroom, 15 hours in the lab and 30 hours working at the nursing home. They have to complete a skills checklist before going to the nursing home and then complete those skills again at the nursing home. When the clinical portion is completed, the students have the option to take the state certification test. It is a 100-question written test, followed by a skills test. For the skills test, they are given a scenario about their patient and then have to perform 5-7 of the skills they learned, following the skills checklist in front of a tester. Each step of the skill is worth points, and they have to achieve a certain number of points to pass. If they pass both tests, they are certified to work as a Certified Nurses' Aide (CNA) in any facility in Iowa. Many nursing schools require that students have this certification before they can start nursing classes.
Dear Clarke High School Parent or Guardian,
As you may have heard, Clarke High School will be replacing study hall with a “Win-Win” period next year. The idea for Win-Win was born from an understanding that we, as a district, are not adequately preparing our students for what comes after high school. The issues we have identified are two-fold: (1) we need to better prepare students to be successful in reading and reading comprehension, and (2) we have heard from some of our graduates that they were unprepared for the rigorous expectations of college and career; conversations with employers and college personnel support this.
Win-win is being designed to meet all students where they are. I am working with a small group of teachers to develop a system that will allow us to identify the proficiency level of students in both literacy and content skills and develop short, four-week intervention and/or enrichment opportunities, that will happen during the 6th period Win-Win, to continue to grow students’ abilities within these identified skill sets.
We recognize that some students are already performing at high levels across the curriculum and may not need the kinds of interventions and enrichments that are being developed as part of this process. For these students, we are offering the opportunity to either take an online SWCC class, online AP course, or to work with a content area teacher to create an independent study project that they will be able to earn credit for completing. The requirements students must meet in order to participate in one of these choices are: (1) 3.8 or higher GPA; and (2) score 90% or above the “advanced proficient” score on the Iowa Assessments, as averaged for reading, math, and science; and (3) be a junior or senior.
The way in which band lessons are scheduled will need to be changed for next year, and we are currently working to develop that system. Mrs. Scott and I are creating a list of parameters to help the new band teacher schedule students for lessons. Some students will take lessons during advisory, some will be pulled from Win-Win, some will take lessons during non-core classes and others may need to be pulled during the core classes. We are working to ensure that students are able to have their band lesson with as little impact on other classes as possible.
If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I understand that this is a big change from what has been scheduled in the past, but I truly believe that it will be beneficial to all of our students.
In an effort to build a college-going culture Clarke High School hosted #DecisionDay on Monday, May 2. Senior students’ hard work and decisions were recognized and celebrated as they decided where to continue their education beyond high school.
This initiative is supported by @IACollegeAid and Mrs. Obama’s #ReachHigher initiative.
The Clarke FCCLA Chapter from Clarke High School along with over 500 members from FCCLA chapters across the state attended the Iowa FCCLA State Leadership Conference on April 3rd-5th, 2016. Clarke FCCLA Chapter member Trinity Miler attended the conference and was elected as a member of the Iowa FCCLA 2016-2017 State Executive Council. After completing an application in January, the candidates completed an interview with state staff, and board of directors and then gave a speech to the entire Iowa delegation about the leadership they would provide for the state association. Trinity was elected as the Iowa FCCLA Vice President of Finance. The State Executive Council is made up of eight FCCLA members across the state of Iowa who will be trained in professionalism, communication, and teamwork. Their duties will include creating a program of work, planning for statewide events, and working to promote Iowa FCCLA. The State Executive Council’s Program of Work will be filled with planning, speaking, travelling, personal growth, and, of course, fun! Trinity will represent Iowa FCCLA at the National Leadership Conference in San Diego, California this July. Congratulations to Trinity as she will provide leadership to thousands of Iowa FCCLA members!
To raise money for Trinity’s travel expenses, the Clarke FCCLA Chapter is hosting a Powder Puff football game on Friday, May 13th at the high school football field. The game will start at 7:00pm and the admission fee is $2.00 per person. They will also host a fundraiser with Pizza Hut on Tuesday, May 17th from 5:00-7:00pm. 20% of all regular priced items and tips will go toward Trinity’s travel expenses for the conference.
FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America), formerly FHA, teaches students financial literacy, health and nutrition, career preparation, and early childhood development skills through Family and Consumer Sciences education. FCCLA is a unique organization because its programs are planned and run by student members. It is the only student-led organization with the family as its central focus. FCCLA has more than 220,000 members and nearly 7,000 chapters in fifty state associations, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The organization has involved more than ten million youth since it was founded in 1945.
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Clarke Middle School students will have the opportunity to watch "The Bully Project" documentary on Thursday, February 18th. . . .
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