Mrs. Ehrhardt's 1st hour Middle School Technology Class found success building and programming a machine. Check out the video to see the cool things happening in her classroom!
On Thursday, February 23, 2017, many Clarke Middle School Band Members participated in the Clarke Middle School Solo and Ensemble Festival. These band members rehearsed their musical selections and then performed their pieces for a judge. This year, the judge was Oscar Ortiz, the retired band director from Chariton Middle School. First, he listened to each performance. Immediately afterward, Mr. Ortiz offered positive feedback to each performer, as well as suggestions for improvement. Band members earned a rating based upon their performance. After the festival, each performer also received a written ballot from the judge and an award ribbon. Mr. Ortiz selected Colby Feehan, son of Stacey and Ron Feehan, to receive the outstanding seventh grade performance award for his snare drum solo. Emma Bolton, daughter of Tricia and Randy Bolton, received two outstanding eighth grade performance awards for her snare drum solo and her xylophone solo. All Clarke Middle School Band Members are students of Christie Averweg. Emma Bolton also takes additional percussion and piano lessons from Rachel McCoy.
The 7th Grade Chorus sang the National Anthem at the Iowa Energy basketball game on Tuesday, February 7, at Wells Fargo Arena. Little did they know they were the ONLY school singing! Despite being nervous, they represented the school well. The rest of the 7th graders were able to tag along and watch the Iowa Energy play.
Each year Art Educators of Iowa and the Iowa Arts Council host a juried show to celebrate Youth Art Month. Youth Art Month is celebrated nationally during the month of March to highlight the importance of art and arts education programs across the country. Each member of AEI can select ten artworks to represent their school at the judging.
An artwork from each student on our team was sent to state. Judging took place in January and three students from Clarke had work accepted into the 2017 Youth Art Month Show. Jessica Vazquez (11), Alena Allen (10), and Lauren Mickle (8) will have their artwork on display with over 200 other pieces of student work from across Iowa.
A reception will be held on Saturday, March 25th at the Johnson Wellness Center at Grandview University (1500 Morton Ave, Des Moines). You are invited to attend to celebrate their achievement. Registration and activities will begin at 1 PM, and the awards ceremony will begin at 2 PM.
The Youth Art Month show will be on display at Grandview University’s Rassmussen Center (2800 E 14th St) beginning March 10 until the celebration is complete.
If you are in Des Moines, stop by to visit the show and see their work as well as some of the best K-12 artwork from across the state!
Three Clarke Middle School Band members were accepted into the South Central Iowa Bandmasters Association (SCIBA) Honor Bands. Each of the three honor bands has approximately 100 participants. The SCIBA Honor Band . . .
On Wednesday, September 28th, four middle school students, Cecilia Hadley, Rainon Terrell, Jaxayra Matul, and Ryan Phillips, were given the opportunity to go to the Super Power Summit in downtown Des Moines. The Super Power Summit is geared . . .
Permission Slips Required
Clarke Middle School students will have the opportunity to watch "The Bully Project" documentary on Thursday, February 18th. ALL Middle School students are required to turn in a signed permission slip ( bright, pink form) . . .
Four eighth grade students from Clarke Middle School will participate in the 27 th Annual Simpson College Orpheus Honor Band Festival on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Band members were chosen not only based upon written . . .