Cougar Communicator

Clark Middle School

November 26th- December 2nd

Clark MS is Closed for Thanksgiving Break Monday, November 19-Friday, November 23


Monday, November 26

  • Student Council Box Top Donations begin today through December 21st through ILA classes.


Tuesday, November 27


Wednesday, November 28

  • 7th Grade Cougar Pride Store 3:20pm in the Cafeteria.
  • Play rehearsal after school on Wednesday 3:30-5:00pm in the Cafeteria.


Thursday, November 29

  • 8th Grade Cougar Pride Store 3:20pm in the Cafeteria.
  • 7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball Games vs. Wester @ Clark MS. First Game begins at 5:30pm.
  • 7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball Games vs. Wester @ Wester MS. First Game begins at 5:30pm.
  • Performance of Salem Story at 4:00pm in the Cafeteria.


Friday, November 30

  • 6th Grade Cougar Pride Store 3:20pm in the Cafeteria.
  • A Voice in the Dark: A Salem Story at 6:00pm in the Cafeteria.
  • Murder in the Knife Room at 7:00pm in the Cafeteria.


Saturday, December 1

  • Frosty 5K at Simpson Plaza City Hall. Register here.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Our Clark Middle School staff is thankful for our wonderful, smart, talented students who fill us with pride and make us laugh daily as we get to watch them grow and learn new things. They impress us with their intelligence, their ability to create, and their compassion for others. This semester our students showed us they are ready to lead by planning for and performing for over 1,000 people in our Veterans’ Day program! They hosted our veterans and families, performed musical tributes, practiced public speaking, and designed cover art. All of them were respectful audience members to one another as well. We are all so proud of them! Additionally, they’ve shown us their level of compassion (and their spirit of competition) by donating over 2,000 pairs of socks to those in need. We are thankful for our students’ parents as well—who encourage them to be responsible and bold in their educational journey. Enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving with your sweet, corky, talented children, your family and your friends!

Clark Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to Ms. Conklin for being named Clark's Teacher of the Year! Ms. Conklin works tirelessly to find new methods and techniques to engage students and promote learning. She is always available for guidance and instruction for both students and fellow teachers. Ms. Conklin is a true blessing to have here at Clark!

FEF Grant Winners!

Congratulations to our Frisco Education Fund Grant winners Ms. Howard, Ms. Coldiron, and Ms. Sears. Our Clark Texas History students will get to visit the Alamo using augmented reality! See the article here.

PRIDE Store Coming!

Our first PRIDE store of the year is coming! This is the time students can cash in their Dojo points for fun items like snacks, posters, books, and gadgets. Each store will be held at the end of the day. Sixth grade store will be open on November 28th, seventh grade store will be open November 29th, and eighth graders will get to shop on November 30th. Students may check their Dojo balances on their Dojo accounts.


7th Grade Field Trip to the Sixth Floor Museum

We are excited to announce our upcoming 7th grade field trip to the Sixth Floor Museum on Tuesday, February 12 (Mrs.Sear’s students) and Wednesday, February 13 (Ms. Coldiron’s students).


All students have received a permission slip this past week and need to return it by Monday, December 17 to their history teacher. There is also a fee of $11.00 to cover transportation costs, museum admission, and a special Conflicting Evidence program that needs to be paid through mypaymentsplus.com starting Monday, November 12- Monday, December 17. Attached is a copy of the letter/permission slip. Please contact Mrs. Binegar at binegars@friscoisd.org if you have any questions.


See the field trip permission slip here.

Principals' Corner

Parents, we have just completed the second marking period of the year and grades will be posted in the Home Access Center next week. As we move forward, please remind your child(ren) to attend tutorials if they need extra help from teachers. Tutoring takes place each day before school at 7:55am and immediately after school which ends at 4:05pm. Our teachers also use Cougar Den time to pull students in for extra help or for extension activities. We hope this is helpful information as you review grades and discuss the learning that’s taking place with your children.

Student Drop Off

Parents should only drop their children in the lane closest to the curb—the right-hand lane. For safety purposes they SHOULD NOT drop them off in the left lane or on the street. We want to keep them all safe and kids crossing in front of moving vehicles in the parking lot is NOT safe.
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Nurse's News

Scoliosis Screening

7th grade girls scoliosis screening will be conducted on Tuesday December 11th, through their PE class. Please see the letter here.


If you do not want your student screened, please see the FISD religious affidavit.