Clark High School eNews

February 19, 2016

Welcome to the 2015-2016 Clark High School eNews

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Items of Interest

1. Cougarettes News (NEW)

2. Plano ISD Alumni Association Golf Tournament Benefitting The Education Foundation (NEW)

3. Counseling News (NEW)

4. Spring Formal

5. Parental Engagement Survey

6. PTSA News

7. Bazaar Ventors Wanted (NEW)

8. 2016-2017 PSHS Cheerleading Tryouts

9. 2016-2017 White Guard/ Mascot Tryouts

10. Attendance Procedures

11. Dress Code

12. PISD Volunteers

13. Athletic Schedules

14. Student/Parent Policy Guide

15. 2015-2016 PISD School Calendar



1. COUGARETTES NEWS (NEW)

Please congratulate the Cougarettes on a great win at their competition last Saturday!!

Officer Awards

Super Sweepstakes (all routines scored 90+)

Winner Officer Jazz

Winner Officer Modern

1st Runner Up Officer Contemporary

1st Runner Up Overall JV Officer Group

Social Officers

1st Runner Up Social Officer Routine

Team Awards

Super Sweepstakes (all routines scored 90+)

1st Runner Up Large Ensemble

Winner Team Jazz

Winner Team Hip Hop

Winner Team Modern

Winner Team Pom

Overall Grand Champion JV Team

We are so proud of their hard work and dedication!! Go ‘Rettes!!


2. PLANO ISD ALUMNI ASSOCIATION GOLF TOURNAMENT BENEFITTING THE EDUCATION FOUNDATION (NEW)

We are excited to announce the Plano ISD Alumni Association Third Annual Golf Tournament coming up on Monday, March 28, 2016, at the Gleneagles Country Club on the Queens Course. The tournament is a four person scramble, so golfers may sign up in groups or four or choose to sign up individually and be placed into a foursome. The cost for an individual golfer is just $175.00 or $700.00 for a foursome.

On the day of the tournament, registration begins at 11:30 am with a shotgun start at 1:00 pm. Dinner and an awards ceremony will follow at 6:00 pm.

For additional information, please visit the Alumni Association website at http://www.pisd.edu/about.us/foundation/alumni.events.shtml, email the Foundation at foundation@pisd.edu, or call extension 8272.

Thank you for supporting the Plano ISD Alumni Association.


3. COUNSELING NEWS (NEW)

AP Exam Fees. The deadline for students to pay for their AP exams is February 26. The fee for each exam is $92. Payment may be made by cash or check to their teacher or online through PayPams. Paying online does incur a $3 additional fee. Students who are on the free/reduced lunch program will see Mrs. Dakota in the counseling center to make their payment of a reduced amount. See the form below.

Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program

Information regarding the Plano Mayor’s Internship Program is available in the counseling center. This is an 8 week paid internship for the summer for students in the 10th grade who qualify, apply, interview, and are hired. Some of the companies that have partnered to hire interns through this program are:

Toyota of Plano

Ericsson

NTTData

Dell

Dallas Stars

Frisco Roughriders

Publicis

PepsiCo (Frito Lay)

Plano Chamber of Commerce

Trammel Crow Company

Have your student come by the counseling center and pick up the information if he/she is interested. Deadline for applications is March 11. (See the flyer below).


4. SPRING FORMAL

Your chance to walk the “red carpet” and get your glam on is almost here! Coming March 19th at 7PM! Tickets will be on sale 14th-18th during lunches. The tickets are $10 but will go up to $15 at the door, so be sure to get yours early! Group discounts are available, so get your friends and dress to impress. If you are planning on taking someone from another school, you must pick up a guest form from the front office or see Coach Smith. The guest form must be returned by Thursday, March 17th.

Feel free to dress as fancy as you want for the dance! Dress slacks and ties for the boys. Dresses may be strapless or have spaghetti straps, but they must still be in tasteful fashion. Join us for music, food, dancing, and a lot of fun!


5. PARENTAL ENGAGEMENT SURVEY

As a part of our school rating given by the Texas Education Agency, Clark High School is asking for parents to complete a quick survey in order to give us feedback on parental engagement. Please help us by clicking on the following link and completing the online survey. The deadline for submission to this survey is Friday, 3/25/2016. Thanks in advance for your support.

Here are the links to the online survey:

English: http://formscreator.pisd.edu/formhandler/parentalengagementpisd.aspx

Spanish: http://formscreator.pisd.edu/formhandler/parentalengagementpisdsp.aspx


6. PTSA NEWS

Coffee with Mrs. Williams

PTSA is hosting another informative gathering with our principal, Mrs. Janis Williams, on Monday, February 22nd, at 9am in the Clark library. A few highlights at the coffee will be a discussion of the $481 million bond that is proposed and a visit from Sarah Watkins, Principal PSHS. Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Watkins would also love to discuss issues that are important to you! You can submit questions in advance of the coffee at askclarkptsa@yahoo.com. Don’t miss out on this GREAT opportunity to visit with our incredible Principals. Please take a moment to click on the link and let us know you are coming…see you on the 22nd! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JTCPVMH


7. BAZAAR VENDORS WANTED (NEW)

Vendors wanted for Armstrong Middle School PTAs Bazaar & Garage Sale! Come and sell your merchandise just in time for Mother's Day! Please check out the flyer below for more information. Vendors can register at http://amsptabazaargaragesale.eventbrite.com/?s=5345743.


8. 2016-2017 PSHS CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS

Tryouts: Thursday & Friday, March 17 and 18th @ Plano Senior High gym

Tryout times: 5:00pm to complete

Monday, March 14th Cheer Clinic 5:00- 7:00pm @ PSHS cafeteria

Tuesday, March 15th Cheer Clinic 5:00-7:00pm @ PSHS cafeteria

Wednesday, March 16th Mock Tryouts 5:00- complete @ PSHS gym

Cheer packets available: in the PSHS fishbowl Monday, February 1st

Mandatory pre-tryout parent/participant meeting March 1st at 6pm in the PSHS B Building Lecture Hall

Cheer packets due: Friday, March 4th no later than 4:15pm to the PSHS fishbowl

Late packets will not be accepted unless previous arrangements have been made with the PSHS cheer coaches.

Mandatory post-tryout parent/participant meeting (for those that made the team!) April 5th at 6pm in the PSHS B Building Lecture Hall

Please contact: Kim.may@pisd.edu with questions


9. 2016-2017 WHITE GUARD/ MASCOT TRYOUTS

Tryouts: Wednesday & Thursday, March 23 and 24 @ Plano Senior High cafeteria

Tryout times: 4:30pm to complete

Wednesday, March 23rd Interviews 5:00- 7:00pm @ PSHS cafeteria

Thursday, March 24th Tryouts 5:00-7:00pm @ PSHS cafeteria

Packets available: in the PSHS fishbowl Monday, February 1st

Mandatory pre-tryout parent/participant meeting March 1st at 6pm in the PSHS B Building Lecture Hall

Packets due: Friday, March 18th no later than 4:15pm to the PSHS fishbowl

Late packets will not be accepted unless previous arrangements have been made with the PSHS cheer coaches.

Mandatory post-tryout parent/participant meeting (for those that made the team!) April 5th at 6pm in the PSHS B Building Lecture Hall

Please contact: Kim.may@pisd.edu with questions


10. ATTENDANCE PROCEDURE FOR 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR

Reporting a student absent: A parent/guardian should call the student absence line to report a student absence. Call 469-752-7200 option 1 for English, or option 2 for Spanish, next press option 3 to leave a message. Leave the student name, ID#, reason for the absence, date of the absence and who is reporting the absence.

Parent notes: A student has up to (3) three days after an absence to turn in a parent/doctor note in order to receive an excused absence. The note should include the students name, ID number, reason and dates of the absence. A parent call does not excuse the absence.

Leaving school ill: If a student becomes ill while at school, he/she should go to the nurse's office. The nurse will contact the parents. The student and parent must then sign out at the attendance office before leaving. A student should not call/text you from their cell phone to tell you they are sick and to pick them up. Cell phone use is not allowed during class time. We have a phone available for students in the front office.

Doctor/Dental appointments: If your student must leave school early, PLEASE send a note with him/her so that he/she can be released from class. The student can sign out and wait for you in the front office. A doctor's note is required when the student returns to school. The state requires us to have a doctor's note when a student is gone for an appointment.

Other absences: Non-School activities must be pre-approved by the principal in order for the student to make up missed work. The Student Absence Request Form is available in the front office and on the Clark website in the FORMS section. The form needs to be filled out and turned in to the attendance office at least a week before the absence.

REMEMBER - NOTES CAN PREVENT UNEXCUSED ABSENCES!


11. DRESS CODE

We want to remind everyone to keep the PISD dress code in mind when making back to school clothing purchases. The district's dress code can be found in the PISD student/parent policy guide, which can be accessed at http://pisd.edu/about.us/policies/index.shtml.


12. PISD VOLUNTEERS

PISD requires that all volunteers complete a new background check every year. If you have not done so since July 1, 2015, please go to pisd.edu and fill out your volunteer application. Make sure to select Clark H.S. as one of the campuses where you would like to volunteer.


13. ATHLETIC SCHEDULES

Athletic schedules can be found on the Clark website at:

http://k12.pisd.edu/clark-high-school/contributions/16951-athletic-schedules.


14. STUDENT/PARENT POLICY GUIDE

Below please find a link to the 2015-16 Policy Guide for the district:
http://www.pisd.edu/PolicyGuide.English.pdf


15. 2015-2016 PISD SCHOOL CALENDAR

You can view the 2015-2016 PISD school calendar on the district’s website at.: http://www.pisd.edu/common/calendar/

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