Clark High School eNews

September 4, 2015

Welcome to the 2015-2016 Clark High School eNews

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ITEMS OF INTEREST

1. Upcoming Safety Drills (NEW)

2. Sign Language Classes Offered (NEW)

3. Cougarettes Garage Sale (NEW)

4. NHS Information (NEW)

5. Art Department News (NEW)

6. PSHS Spirit Wear

7. BPA – Business Professionals of America

8. Math Club

9. Junior World Affairs Council – JWAC

10. Counseling Center News

11. Yearbook Ordering

12. Dress Code

13. PISD Volunteers

14. Athletic Schedules

15. Student/Parent Policy Guide

16. 2014-2015 PISD School Calendar


1. UPCOMING SAFETY DRILLS (NEW)

On Tuesday, September 8th, Clark High School will be conducting three safety drills. The first drill will begin at 9am. During the drills, no one will be answering the door and allowing visitors into the school as our staff will be participating in the drills. Please make sure that your son or daughter is on time on Tuesday, and please be patient with us if you have to wait for assistance. The drills should be completed by 9:15am.


2. SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES OFFERED (NEW)

Davis Elementary is proud to host Exact English Sign Language classes on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:30 PM, and best of all, they are FREE. They are provided by the teachers and staff of the Plano Regional Day School Program for the Deaf. There is even babysitting provided. Please RSVP to Tina.Vaguine@pisd.edu for reservations or more information. The classes are open to the community.


3. COUGARETTES GARAGE SALE (NEW)

Clark Cougarettes Garage Sale fundraiser will be held Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 8:00am-2:00pm at the Clark High School Parking Lot. Please come by and help the Cougarettes with this profitable fundraiser.


4. NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY (NHS) INFORMATION (NEW)

National Honor Society now has an updated webpage with information at tinyurl.com/ClarkNHS and a Twitter feed for updates. Follow @NhsClark for all the latest news. Forms will be available online soon. Keep checking back!


5. ART DEPARTMENT NEWS (NEW)

The art department could use your help. If you happen to have any of the following list, please send them with your child to the Clark Art Department.

Old toys

Newspaper

Plastic grocery bags

Cardboard

Cardboard tubes

Wood scraps

Thank you for your support!


6. PSHS SPIRIT WEAR

The Plano Senior High PTSA will be selling Wildcat spirit wear on Sept. 9th & 10th in the cafeteria during all lunches. All items will be $20 or less. We are currently taking on line orders at www.planoseniorptsa.org and can have them delivered to you. Go Wildcats!


7. BPA – BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS OF AMERICA

The Clark chapter of BPA will have its first meeting of the year on Monday, September 14 at 4:30 PM in Room 124. BPA is a business and technology organization that is nation-wide and provides students with the opportunity for leadership, competition, and service to the community.

The pre-requisite for membership in BPA is that you have taken or are currently enrolled in one of the following business or technology courses: Touch System Data Entry, BIM, Digital Design and Media Production, Web Design, Virtual Business, Video Game Design, Introduction to Engineering Design, or Principles of Engineering. If you are interested, please attend the opening meeting to find out more information.


8. MATH CLUB

Math Club meets every other Tuesday in Ms. Bothman's room, C104. Math Club provides a forum for kids that are interested in math and the students are surrounded by others who share a similar interest. In the club you have an opportunity to participate in many prestigious competitions including AMC, McNabb, and Texas Math League. Come join the Clark Math Team!


9. JUNIOR WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL – JWAC

Join the Junior World Affairs Council at Clark! The purpose of this organization is to help Clark students gain insight, understanding and information about international affairs. We will attend an International Career Fair and compete in the academic World Quest contest. Students take a leadership role and will learn about exciting opportunities such as study abroad scholarships.

Our first meeting is Tuesday, September 8, at 8:15 a.m. or 4:20 p.m. in room 240. Officer elections will be held at the September 15th meeting.

For more information see Miss Collier or Miss Vickerman.


10. COUNSELING CENTER NEWS

The deadline for changes in levels (honors to on-level) is Friday, October 10.

PISD College Nights

· September 14 at Plano West Senior High

· September 15 at Plano Senior High

· 6:30-8:30 p.m.

· Register and print a Scanner Code @ www.gotocollegefairs.org (click “Student’s Register Now” / Texas / TACRAO)

· Bring the printed scanner code to the fairs.


11. YEARBOOK ORDERING INFORMATION

Yearbooks can be ordered at jostensyearbooks.com. Please like us on Facebook at facebook.com/ClarkYearbook or follow Clark Yearbook on Instagram@Clarkhighyearbook and @clarkhighYB for updates and information.

You may also submit your photos for review and possible inclusion in the yearbook at clarkhighyearbook@gmail.com. For yearbook questions, please contact Ms. Gibson at evelyn.gibson@pisd.edu.


12. 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.


13. 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.


14. ATHLETIC SCHEDULES

Athletic schedules can be found on the Clark website at:

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


15. 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


16. 2014-2015 PISD SCHOOL CALENDAR

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

Clark High School Counseling Staff

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