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SWCC Deadline Approaching

HS Students taking SWCC Classes: 100% refund date for online and face-to-face SWCC classes is end of day Monday, January 22 nd. . . .

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Happy Ugly Sweater Day from the MS/HS Staff!

The middle school and high school staff really know how to get into the holiday spirit! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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FCCLA Peer Education

  Written by: Alexis Arnold and Ashley Franklin     The Clarke FCCLA chapter is a goal oriented group that strives to give back to their community in a multitude of different ways. Thus far this year our . . .

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Hands-on Science Education with Mr. Hennes

Matthew Hennes is widely known throughout Clarke High School as a teacher who provides hands-on learning experiences for his students. Whether they are blowing up something (outside and with safety glasses, of course), using hula hoops . . .

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Clarke to Host Free FAFSA Event

Clarke will host a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) completion event being held at Clarke Community High School on Tuesday, October 24th. (This is also the first night of parent/teacher conferences.) The event will be held in . . .

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Using Music to Teach Spanish

Mr. Don Ray, a new teacher to the Clarke High School, uses music to help his Spanish students learn and reinforce vocabulary. Plucking his guitar, he leads the classes in songs like "Los Pollitos." Check out the video below! . . .

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Creating an Ambience for Reading

Language Arts teacher Mrs. Becky Jones-Webb created the proper atmosphere for her students to read Edgar Allen Poe's short story "The Masque of the Red Death" by turning out the lights and reading by candlelight with her . . .

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Four students chosen for Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase

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National Honor Society Induction Date Set

The National Honor Society induction ceremony will be held on Friday, May 5 at 9 a.m. in the High School Auditorium. The public is invited to attend. A short reception will be held afterwards for new inductees and their families. You can . . .

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Leadership and Development Class Seeks Donations for Community Project

The Clarke Community High School Leadership and Development class has taken on the challenge of making a difference in our community.  Community Service is important for many reasons, such as how volunteering teaches compassion and . . .

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Three students' artwork chosen for 2017 Youth Art Month Show

Congratulations to the following students on being selected to represent Clarke Middle School and High School Art Department as CCSD’s Youth Art Month team.   Ayla George   8th Grade Lauren Mickle . . .

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FCCLA Members Teach 3rd Graders

FCCLA members, Brittany Beckett and Shelby Kentner, are competing in the STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Event category National Programs in Action. For their project, they set a goal of teaching a minimum of three lessons to . . .

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Coaches vs Cancer Event Planned at Clarke

Clarke Community Schools, Clarke Athletic Booster Club and Clarke County Hospital are teaming up with the American Cancer Society to put on Coaches vs Cancer night on January 13. Watch Clarke basketball teams take on Knoxville . . .

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National Teen Driver Safety Week

NATIONAL TEEN DRIVER SAFETY WEEK October 16-22, 2016 Des Moines, IOWA – Today’s youth are busier and more engaged than ever. Unfortunately, this also means they have more things to distract them, especially while they are . . .

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Important info for seniors about MAP Testing date

Clarke High School will hold MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing for grades 9-11 on Thursday, September 22 starting 3 rd  period (or at 9:46 AM) and through the rest of the school day. Senior students will . . .

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Win-Win Letter to Parents from Mr. Stephens

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 . . .

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Handicap Parking for Graduation

Important information about parking during the graduation ceremony May 22: Handicap parking will be established at the parking area directly east of the middle school and the section that is just north of the auditorium. This is the . . .

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CCHS Celebrates College Decision Day

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 . . .

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Online AP Classes Available for HS Students

The University of Iowa's Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education administers the Iowa Online Advanced Placement Academy, or IOAPA, which provides Iowa students who are in schools without a traditional AP course the opportunity to . . .

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Local student elected to the Iowa FCCLA State Executive Council

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 3 rd -5 th , 2016. Clarke FCCLA Chapter member Trinity Miler . . .

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Clarke FFA Shines at State Leadership Conference

Congrats to FFA members who attended State Leadership Conference in Ames, Iowa.  There were over 5,000 students and guest present at Hilton Colesium as we celebrated the accomplishments of students from all over Iowa. Clarke . . .

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Simon Estes to Perform at Clarke

Public is invited to attend

The Clarke Area Arts Council is bringing the i nternationally renowned bass-baritone Simon Estes to our auditorium to sing in concert on  Monday, May 2,  at 7:00 p.m.   Admission is free. Everyone is invited to . . .

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State Solo and Ensemble Contest

33 Students Receive Division I Superior Ratings

Clarke High School hosted the State Solo and Ensemble Contest on Saturday, April 2nd. Five schools attended: Carlisle, Chariton, Clarke, Knoxville and Winterset.  Students prepared music and performed for a judge.  Their . . .

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High School Collects 792 Items for Food Pantry

Congratulations to the high school students and staff for collecting 792 items for the local food pantry in the drive sponsored by Student Council. Students were encouraged to "Can the Door" of a teacher by bringing in items to . . .

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FFA Week

Clarke students celebrated FFA Week Feb. 22-25 with dress-up days, an informational booth, contests and more. FFA is an inter-curricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. The letters . . .

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Ugly Christmas Sweater Fever

Clarke High School and Middle School students and teachers got into the "Ugly Christmas Sweater" spirit the past two weeks . Check out the fun photos!

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High School Semester Test Schedule

The following is the high school semester test schedule for first semester: Friday, January 8, 2016 Period            Start        End . . .

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ELL Students Visit ISU

High school ELL students and Ms. Fallon Reicks, ELL teacher, traveled to Iowa State University Friday, October 23, for a field trip. The students learned about Latino/a studies and its applications in society, visited the Intensive English . . .

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Let's Go Clarke!

Enjoy the High School Marching Band as they storm the halls on Friday morning, spreading school spirit!   

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Career Speakers

First Round... in the books

Juniors and seniors heard from career speakers on September 9, in order to learn more about different occupations and complete reflections for their portfolio. Students had the opportunity to choose from seven different speakers, based on . . .

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Order Yearbook Now to Win GoPro

Order your 2015-16 high school yearbook NOW! Sale price of $45 includes 4 FREE icons. (Through October 31). Also, order your yearbook by October 19 and be entered in a contest for 1 of 5 GoPro cameras! Click here to order . . .

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