Clark Weekly News!

Week Ending October 1

Gratitude and Celebration!

Many thanks to Mr. McCrory, our Technology Coordinator, who was one of the first employees here at Clark when the school opened 17 years ago! He has accepted a position at the main campus in information technology and we wish him well in this new endeavor! Students needing tech help can seek the tech team members near the front office, Mr. Fears in room 128 or Mrs. Gribble in room 146. We hope to have a new coordinator on board within the month!


Thanks for the scrumptious weekly staff breakfast provided by the family of Harry Papapanos!


Congrats to Ms. H and the Debate students for a great showing at their first in person tournament of the year!


Thanks to Ms. Jones for the very informative senior night Tuesday evening! The powerpoint was emailed out and all seniors who did not attend need to come by the front desk for your customized folder.


Congrats to Marissa Salguero who was recently notified she made the Dean's list this summer at IRSC!


Interact Change for Change collection amount is $158.78! Thanks to all who donated. Fundraising for Water for South Sudan continues in October. Additional contributions this week include $25 for snacks and $120 denim days for Clark staff.


Thanks Judge Steele for sharing your knowledge of the Constitution in such a fun way at our school wide assembly on Tuesday!


October is National Principals Month and we are so very grateful to have the best of the best in Mrs. Kohuth!

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Announcements and General Info

The Clark annual BINGO Night fundraiser will be held next Friday, October 8th. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the first game starting at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Sign up for a table here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdHPwXRrCysrjxI9bjkmZZkBwPOIwGYv1MlNyIV_Ld9_icMmg/viewform


This year’s picture retake date for 10th and 11th grade students is Thursday, October 14th. Pictures will be taken in the Knowledge Room between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for 10th and 11th grade. If you missed the September picture day or want to try again, be there!


Girl Up! club is holding a supply drive for SafeSpace. See attached flyer for list of items needed. 1 service hour for each item. Even better, anyone who brings at least 1 supply off the list to Bingo Night will get one extra card free!


Help choose the book for October! Vote here: https://strawpoll.com/839arxjoc


Save the Date! Interact Club is holding a fundraiser on Saturday, October 16 at Berry Fresh Cafe in Stuart. All you need to do is eat a yummy meal and show them the flyer attached to this newsletter and a portion will be donated to Interact. A Duffy's fundraiser is in the works for Friday, October 15.... stay tuned for that info!


Are you struggling in Math? Tutoring is available from peers as well as our math teachers. Stop by rooms 132 and 133 to see what days and times they are available to help. There is also the Academic Support Center at IRSC. No excuse! If you need help, seek it.


The Kane Center is looking for volunteers. See attached flyer.


PSAT for all 10th graders and most 11th graders is October 13. Be on the lookout for an email from Ms. Jones next week with details for signing up as well as resources if you want to prepare some.


Seniors and parents/guardians: Please see emails from Ms. Jones from Thursday, September 30, for VALUABLE and ESSENTIAL information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) applications, both of which open today, October 1.


Panera Bread is looking for energetic, enthusiastic and customer service driven individuals to join our Stuart cafe team!! Grab a flyer from the front desk


If you need health, vision, or dental care and cannot afford it, there may be resources available through Children's Emergency Resources. Contact tjones@irsc.edu to see if you qualify.


Many events coming through IRSC for Hispanic Heritage Month (see attachment). There is also a statewide contest. See more here: https://floridahispanicheritage.com/


School shirts are in! We have a couple extra if you now wish you would've bought one. Stop by the front office next week to see if we have one you want.


We are still collecting paper towel tubes for Hobe Sound Wildlife Refuge. Box near the front desk. We could use a volunteer to drop them off next week to the refuge. Let Mrs. Kohuth or Dr. Judd know if you can help.


Dr. Judd is away until Wednesday. See Mrs. Kohuth or Mrs. Decker if you need anything in her absence.


Volunteers are needed for the Stuart Air Show. Dr. Judd is the volunteer coordinator for this event, so email her for more info or if you are over 16, register as a volunteer here: https://stuartairshow.com/volunteer You must sign up before October 1 to be guaranteed a shirt, food, and even a spot to be assigned.


Reminder for all students that the IRSC Academic Support Center is located in the C building. Here is the link TO SO MANY RESOURCES and the TUTORING SCHEDULES shared by the ASC Manager Elaine Howell at Thursday night’s (soon to be renamed) Parents as Partners session. https://irsc-asc.weebly.com/ (Note: you can get to this page by searching for “tutoring” from IRSC homepage.)


Senior photos can be taken at the Cady studio or at Clark on 10/6. You must make an appointment at https://store.cady.com/ The sitting fee is $30. If there is financial hardship, please contact agribble@irsc.edu to discuss options.

CLUB AND ACTIVITY UPDATES

SSA (Safe School Ambassadors) meets Tuesday, October 5th at 2:30 in the Knowledge Room. It's time to make plans for October's anti-bullying month campaign, so all members should plan to attend. SGA members and those interested in learning more about promoting a safe, positive school environment are welcome.


SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Alliance) had a great first meeting! All are welcomed to join them at their next meeting!


Girl Up! is collecting supplies for SafeSpace. A list of items is attached. Membership is always open! Interested students can join our google classroom to be kept up to date. Code: ms7gk4f

Congrats to this year's officers: President Sienna Perez

VP Delaney Dyer

Katie Hernandez, Treasurer

Maryam Ali, Historian

Solana Perez, Secretary


The local branch of NAACP - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People - is seeking motivated teens interested in fighting racial discrimination, upholding civil rights advocacy, and improving Martin County for all people. Anyone interested should talk with Clark seniors Cyrus Kimbutte or Sam Vinci. Caitlynne Palmieri [palmiericaitlynne@gmail.com], a member of the MC local chapter’s Executive Board as well as chair of our Martin County NAACP Youthworks Committee, oversees the Youth Council.


The ping pong table is available during lunch on Mondays and Tuesdays. Join the fun as a participant or a fan!


Interact Club meetings are every Monday during lunch in the Dome. They are currently raising funds for Water for South Sudan, which drills wells for people in South Sudan providing them clean drinking water in their community.


Puzzle time! Do you love working puzzles? Stop by the table near the front desk and put a few pieces in during your off blocks. Don't forget, we also have colored pencils for the giant coloring pages near the knowledge room if you want to relax, too!

Every Day is a Celebration!

Enjoy those recognized and celebrated this week and make sure to submit your good news through the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSerigKeK1qTBIjkmbmP3L-1Kc-_UZN_mXXPKqL3uyfngb1MGg/viewform?usp=sf_link or email ljudd@irsc.edu


Make a Difference Mondays! The ultimate act of making a difference occurred when a diverse group of men, known now as our founding fathers, met in 1774 to form the Continental Congress setting the stage for the Declaration of Independence to be developed and the United States of America to be created. We were able to learn more about this throughout the week and about our Constitution at our assembly with guest speaker, the Honorable Judge Steele held on Tuesday.


Take Care Tuesdays! Humans need humans. However, sometimes the humans we chose do not help us take care of ourselves emotionally or physically. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and Girl Up club will be working to educate students on qualities of healthy relationships- friendships, family, and romantic.


Way to Go Wednesdays! Shout out to Bella Gonzalez for assisting Mrs. Kohuth with carrying a pile of stuff to the knowledge room yesterday. A second shout out goes to Sam Gaskell for his flexibility and support of a peer in Art History yesterday. Thanks for choosing kindness over the easy route for yourself!


Thankful Thursdays! Today is Thankful Thursday and we want to express our sincere appreciation for the almost 18 years of service by Mr. McCrory as our Technology Coordinator. He was one of the first employees to help shape Clark into the amazing school it is today. He has decided to move into a position on the main campus with the college, so make sure to send him off with well wishes as today is his last day at Clark.


Fun Fact Fridays! Benjamin Franklin- One of the leading figures of early American history, Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was a statesman, author, publisher, scientist, inventor and diplomat. Born into a Boston family of modest means, Franklin had little formal education. He went on to start a successful printing business in Philadelphia and grew wealthy. Franklin was deeply active in public affairs in his adopted city, where he helped launch a lending library, hospital and college and garnered acclaim for his experiments with electricity, among other projects. During the American Revolution, he served in the Second Continental Congress and helped draft the Declaration of Independence in 1776. He also negotiated the 1783 Treaty of Paris that ended the Revolutionary War (1775-83). In 1787, in his final significant act of public service, he was a delegate to the convention that produced the U.S. Constitution.

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Handbook Highlight- Attendance still seems to be an issue. Visit pages 10-11 for all info.

Excused Absences

Students are required to attend each scheduled class on time, every day, unless the absence is excused. To have an absence excused, a parent/guardian must email, call, or send a written note into Student Services within two school days explaining the reason for absence and the specific dates and/or times to be excused. If an email/phone call/note is not received within two school days, the absence is unexcused and may affect the student’s grades or result in further intervention. Notes are subject to verification by Student Services.

Parent/ Guardian Info

Parents as Partners: Reminder for parents & guardians that October’s Parents as Partners (renaming pending!) session will be held on Thursday, October 7th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Knowledge Room. All parents and guardians are invited & encouraged to attend to learn about school events as well as have an open conversation with our guest speakers, EMS Bureau Chief Kammel and MCSO Cpl. Porcelli, about the epidemic of opioids and other drugs in our community.


An article of timely interest for parents and guardians to have awareness of and share with our youth regarding a new law that as of Friday, October 1, will raise the state’s legal age to vape and smoke tobacco from 18 to 21 (a threshold that already exists in federal law). Additionally, this law also makes it illegal to smoke or vape within 1,000 feet of a school.

https://www.wpbf.com/article/new-vaping-smoking-law-going-into-effect-florida-oct-1st/37794453#


Link to record/ submit parent volunteer hours: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdk6eq04GT7U8SSSQftbHGrprsvXvjieSZrEuKrpJSATSbBGQ/viewform


Parents- make sure to set up your parent FOCUS account to be able to see grades, attendance, tardies, test scores and more! Instructions here: http://www.clarkadvancedlearningcenter.org/p/91/focus#.YR0Ff45KiUk