MS/HS Parent & Student Newsletter
May 2nd - May 17th
Final Weeks Ahead
Parents & Students,
It is hard to believe, but we are on our final few weeks of the 2021-2022 school year. The last few weeks are busy as we finish up our NWEA MAPS testing with MS & HS students for our 6th - 11th graders. Our seniors will be finishing their final week of school next week on Friday, May 6th. You will see many important dates in the schedule of events below. Our final day with all students is Tuesday, May 17th.
This past week we had an amazing time with Reggie Dabbs who spoke to our entire MS/HS student body. He also provided a night session for parents and students to attend as well. His powerful message of hope and that each and every one of us matter was done through motivational speaking and music. His instrumental demonstration with the saxophone was pretty awesome. It was pretty cool to look around the gym and see our kids so involved and engaged in the message he had to give us. I was very proud of our student body throughout the presentation.
This will be the last official newsletter of the school year from me. I wanted to thank each of you for the opportunity to lead in the Clark School District. I am in awe of the sense of community and caring this community has for our kids and our school. I have said from the beginning that it take all of us together. It makes a big difference with our kids and in our community.
Schedule of Events
May 2nd - May 17th
May 2nd - Senior Scholarship Night at 7:00 PM, JH Track at DeSmet, Golf at Clark
May 3rd - Track at Milbank, JH Golf at Clark, NWEA MAPS MS Math
May 4th - Band, NWEA MAPS MS Math, FCCLA Awards Night at 7:00 PM
May 5th - NWEA MAPS MS Language Usage,MS/HS Spring Concert & Recognition of Seniors in Choir
May 6th - Last day of school for Seniors, Track at S.F., Golf at Webster, NWEA MAPS MS Language Usage
May 7th - MS Band Contest in Webster, 6th Band contest in Webster. Bus leaves at 8:30 AM. We perform for the judges at 10:20 AM then solos to follow throughout the day. Look for a letter with more information coming home with your band student this week.
May 9th - FFA Banquet at 6:30 PM, JH Track at Webster, NWEA MAPS Grade 7 & 8 Science, HS MAPS Reading and Math (morning only), Seniors - finals for those required
May 10th - Track at S.Valley, NWEA MAPS Grade 7 & 8 Science
May 11th - Baccalaureate at 7:00 PM Assembly of God Church, NWEA MAPS Grade 7 & 8 Reading, HS MAPS Language Usage and Math (morning only)
May 12th - Track at Britton Hecla, JH Golf at DeSmet, NWEA MAPS Grade 7 & 8 Reading
May 13th - Golf at Castlewood, NWEA MAPS MS Make-up day
May 14th - Graduation at 2:00 PM
May 16th - Pre Region for Golf, JH Track at Hamlin, Semester Finals 9th - 11th
May 17th - Last day of school, JH Golf, Semester Finals 9th - 11th
May 18th - Teacher In-service
May 19th - Track at Clark
May 23rd - Region Golf
May 26th - 27th - State Track Meet
Ms. Reed's Google Classroom Codes
Pre-ACT = cixfqr4
District ACT = ro7fzes (during school day)
National ACT = fqgwzc7 (Saturday's only)
Accuplacer = pzpbw2v
ASVAB = gk30uu5
National Career Readiness Center (NCRC) = jt4acud
South Dakota Virtual School (online classes) = 34uoepc
Dual Credit = 46e2h75
South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship = 7vfcwnd
Regents Scholar Diploma = ob2lfc4
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) = upqsujz
Senior Class = mfplktv
Department of Human Services Resource
Before students engage with an employer, students can partner with Career Launch to help them develop the soft skills they need to make a good impression, connect well with co-workers, and impress employers. Soft Skills are the non-technical skills required to be successful in the workplace. Career Launch offers “Bring Your ‘A’ Game” soft skills training that teaches the seven foundational workplace skills of Work Ethic. These skills are attendance, attitude, acceptance, appreciation, ambition, appreciation, and accountability, engaged with through fun and interactive classroom experiences. Mastering these seven skills will help students make the best possible impression.
Ages 5 - 17 Camp Connection Opportunity
Camp Connection is a 2-day camp for children who are adjusting to the death of a loved one. Developed by a licensed therapist, this camp promotes understanding, acceptance, healing, and hope through a program of playful and therapeutic activities. It is staffed by a licensed therapist and trained staff. This camp is offered at no cost to participants thanks to generous support from the South Dakota Department of Social Services.
NOTES & REMINDERS
A Note from Mrs. Helkenn, Librarian
All library books will be due Friday, May 6th. Please remind your child to turn in any library books before this date.
MS - The last week of library classes will be the week of April 25.
A Note from Ms. Reed
Good News! ACT Prep Guides will officially be available to our students here at the high school. These books will be kept in the library for students to check out.
*All students planning on taking a dual credit course for the Fall 2022 semester can sign up now with Ms. Reed
STUDENT RESOURCES & OPPORTUNITIES
STEM Summer Camp for MS and HS students
South Dakota Mines 2022 STEM Summer Camps for Middle School and High School Students are now available for sign up! The Summer Camps include PreMed, Camp BioMed, Robotics & Automotive Manufacturing, Geology Rocks!, Science of Swords, It's Rocket Science, Wild Weather, Mining & Explosives, Fossils and STEM Exploration.
For more information visit the South Dakota School of Mines website at sdsmt.edu/SummerCamps or call 605-394-2414
*Housing may/may not be available.
Career Exploration Summer Camps on College Campuses for incoming 7th and 8th graders
Pierre, SD (April 5, 2022) – South Dakota middle school students will have an opportunity to participate in free, five-day career exploration camps this summer. Hosted on three South Dakota college campuses, the Dakota Dreams Career Exploration Summer Camps will allow incoming 7th and 8th grade students to experience at least 10 different career paths.
Earn your diesel mechanic degree. Kibble Equipment opportunity for post secondary
Check out the information sent to us from Kibble Equipment
Youth Trooper Opportunity for students
10:00 A.M. Late Start Schedule
1st Period 10:00 - 10:23
2nd Period 10:26 - 10:49
3rd Period 10:52 - 11:14
4th Period 11:17 - 11:40
5th Period 11:43 - 12:04
Lunch 12:07 - 12:30
12:33 - 12:50 Homeroom
6th Period 12:53 - 1:38
7th Period 1:41 - 2:26
8th Period 2:29 - 3:10
1st Period 10:00 - 10:25
2nd Period 10:28 - 10:53
3rd Period 10:56 - 11:19
6/7 Lunch, 8th Choir 11:22 - 11:43
8th Lunch, 6 HR, 7th ELA 11:43 - 12:03
4th Period 12:03 - 12:33
5th Period 12:36 – 1:06
6th Period 1:09 - 1:38
7th Period 1:41 - 2:26
8th Period 2:29 - 3:10
Middle School/High School Principal & Special Education Director in Clark