Clark Weekly News!

Week Ending September 3

Gratitude and Celebration!

Thanks for the scrumptious weekly staff breakfast provided by the family of Gavin Calderon! Those biscuits... mmmmm


Thanks to our blood donors this week! Many lives were saved through your time and generosity. The next blood drive is November 3 and we hope to double the visitors to the bus!


Shouting congratulations to the MANY students who were recognized at the assembly this week for Spring Honor Roll and earning Level 5 on various state assessments last spring! Slides from the assembly are attached, so make sure to read the updates and see your name if you received an award!


We also selected a winner of a gift card for the Way to Wednesday students and the August winner was Callahan Kendall! Don't forget to submit names of students who you see engaging in acts of good character and kindness! email ljudd@irsc.edu


Shouting a big congrats to Mya Gonzalez who competed for MCHS in 3 swimming relay events yesterday. We love hearing about our Clark athletes!


Thanks to the family of Michele Sykora for the puzzle donation! Staff and students are already loving it!

Announcements and General Info

On Monday, September 6th, both Clark and IRSC will be closed for the Labor Day Holiday.


September has many topics of required instruction from the state. These include: American Founders' Month (learning more about our founding fathers), Celebrate Freedom Week (last full week of September and recitation of the Declaration of Independence), 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and Constitution Day on September 17. Students will be learning more about these topics in classes, as well as through enews and announcements.


Clark & IRSC will be OPEN on Tuesday September 7th and Thursday September 16th, yet Martin County Schools will be closed. There will be no bus service, so please make transportation arrangements. Domino’s pizza lunch will be provided on each of these days. Full lunch consists of one-slice of pizza, fruit, vegetable or salad and a drink for $3.50. Additional slices will be $1 each. Please sign up using at the following link(s) so we can ensure enough is ordered.


Tuesday Sept 7th pizza lunch pre-order: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd74yUpY7zrjyOf-ze6dWcGL5KmyLOziWxT8xA22sSCv4mzgw/viewform?usp=pp_url

Thursday Sept 16th pizza lunch pre-order: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSep3YWv63GX1Rgt21df4yL5VMa_hHPT-7HlLVXwj-3vz-DJwg/viewform?usp=sf_link


College Fair 9/9. Parking will be crowded so plan to arrive early. Any parents must be signed in at the front desk. See email this week from Ms. Jones.


Reminder- only one student should ever be in a bathroom stall at a time. No exceptions.


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.)


The Traveling Cranes will again begin to travel! Clark Crane nominations – please send Mrs. Kohuth dkohuth@irsc.edu any names and specific mentions of Clark faculty or staff who have gone above and beyond to provide excellent service to you as a parent, to your child/ren as student/s, or for our entire school. Nominated Clark team members receive special recognition at monthly All Clark Staff meetings – the crane statue, a certificate and a gift card thanks to the generosity of Parents as Partners. Let’s celebrate our super stars!


Students, if you haven’t done so already, please check your Clark email for an email from Ms. Dunn. The yearbook staff would appreciate it if you would fill out a brief survey. Don’t forget that the last day to pre-order the yearbook for $65 is September 10th. After that, the price will go up to $70.


Parents! Does your child participate in a sport? Please email Ms. Dunn at jdunn@irsc.edu to let her know. We may be able to feature your student in our yearbook.


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.


Leadership and service opportunity for youth through Tykes and Teens. https://www.tykesandteens.org/youth-service-learning-changing-vibes-changing-lives/


Youth Leadership Opportunity through the United Way: https://www.unitedwaymartin.org/StudentsUnited


Clark students and family are invited to walk or run in this upcoming 5K to support the local rowing club for students. https://www.treasurecoastrowingclub.com/events


The Florida State Fair is proud to provide an opportunity for talented SENIOR art students to receive scholarship money for their continuing education after they graduate High School. https://floridastatefair.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2022_FL-STATE-FAIR_APCHSS_Call-for-Entries_FINAL-1.pdf


All students should be able to access both Clark and IRSC email and be checking these daily for important messages and updates. If you still cannot access these, you must see Mr. McCrory or Mr. Fears for help ASAP. College instructors will not accept excuses for not knowing how to access Blackboard and email.


Parents can choose to present their student's vaccination card to be entered in FOCUS in case of close contact for quarantine purposes. Let Mrs. Wood know if you would like this card on file gwood@irsc.edu


CLUB AND ACTIVITY UPDATES


Girl Up! had a GREAT first meeting and will be making decisions and forming committees this Thursday after school in the Dome. Please join us! Interested students can also join our google classroom to be kept up to date. code: ms7gk4f


It's Student Government Election time! Election information is located in the SGA google classroom. Join using the following code os2vbri and sign up today to be a recognized student leader!


Book Club will be reading Scythe by Neal Shusterman. Students and staff who read the book this month are invited to discuss during lunch on 9/24 in the KR. All students are invited to read and chat!


Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) club is holding a guessing jar fundraiser and snack sales next week to raise money for the club and local NAACP youth food drive for the homeless. Bring a few extra dollars and support a great local cause.


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. Come see how you can make a difference in the community! This month, they will be focusing on raising money to build another well in a developing nation. Stay tuned for more details!


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!

Here’s an easy way to earn service hours and help the Hobe Sound Nature Center. They are in need of empty paper towel rolls. Ask your family and neighbors to start saving them and when you have 5, bring them by the front office to earn one service hour. Or, if you don’t need service hours, just bring those empty paper towel rolls to the box near the front desk.


Take Care Tuesdays!

Yoga is a great way to stretch your muscles, learn to breathe more effectively, and just take time to clear your mind. Do you want to try a free yoga class? Email Dr. Judd before Sunday night to be entered to win a free pass.


Way to Go Wednesdays!

Today we want to shout out Evan McCarthy who is a member of the MCHS cross country team. His coach shared, “Evan is so consistent in everything he does and doesn’t seem to let anything bother him. His effort and attendance at practice is stellar and because of that, he has shaved over 5 minutes off his best time from last year already!”


Thankful Thursdays!

At Clark we are so thankful for Mr. Omar and Mr. Fernando and their love of ping-pong! Remember that the ping-pong matches are in full swing during lunch time on Mondays and Tuesdays! Come to the Knowledge room to play or to watch all the action!


Fun Fact Fridays!

Did you know... Mr. Omar played professional baseball for five years with a 115-game pitching career! Mr. Fernando is a distance cyclist who in the national bike race of the Dominican Republic has in the past taken 3rd then 2nd and looks forward to taking FIRST place in the coming year. – This race is 100 km (which is over 60 miles) -- for which Mr. Fernando has logged over 8,000 miles so far in 2021! Fun to have these stellar sports stars among us!

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Handbook Highlight

Dress Code (p. 13) most common violations we are seeing and warnings have been issued.

NOT ALLOWED:

--Any clothing that exposes the torso more than 1”, cleavage, and/or undergarments (bras and/or underwear).

--Shorts, skirts, and dresses shorter than fingertip length.

--...Bare back or midriff clothing, spaghetti straps, see-through clothing, bathing suits.

--Bare feet, only socks, bedroom-type slippers, shoes with built-in containers/wheels/cleats/unsecured laces.

--Any head coverings such as hats, headgear, knit caps, kerchiefs, bandanas, or hoods are prohibited while in the building.

Parent/ Guardian Info

The times have changed when it comes to substance use and teens. With the popularity and legalization of marijuana in some states, use of edibles are on the rise. It can sure be hard to notice when it looks similar to common candies, but luckily there are ways to assess if your teen may be making poor choices when it comes to use of drugs and alcohol. Learn more about this here: https://www.teenrehab.org/resources/about-addiction/whats-an-edible/


We ask that you please make sure your students are well aware that possession of ANY illegal substance on Clark/IRSC campus is a violation of the code of conduct and can carry very serious consequences that can impact them beyond high school. If students have concerns about peers, they can share those with Ms. Jones or administration.


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