Cougar Communicator

Clark Middle School

November 5th- November 11th

Monday, November 5

  • PTA Board Meeting 5:45pm in the Library.


Tuesday, November 6

  • Election Day
  • Student Council General Meeting 7:55am in Room 709 (Beckett).
  • 7th Grade Vision and Hearing Screening through Science Classes. Please see the letter here.
  • Beginning Band Concert 5:30-7:00pm in the Café.


Wednesday, November 7

  • Faculty Meeting 3:45pm in the Library. No After School Tutorials.
  • ALC & Life Skills to Special Olympics Bowling in Garland 9:15am-12:15pm.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Informational Meeting at Frisco High School 6:30-8:30pm. See this flyer for more information.


Thursday, November 8

  • Clark Book Fair Closes at 12:00pm.
  • Math & Science Team Informational Meeting 3:35-4:05pm in Room 705 (Anderson).
  • Orchestra Rehearsal 4:00pm in the Café


Friday, November 9

  • Veteran's Day Assembly 9:15-10:15am. Pre register here.


Saturday, November 10

  • Frisco Community Parade 9:00am Frisco Main Street

  • Orchestra All Region Clinic & Concert 8:00am at Plano East Senior High

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.

Are You Lost?

I can’t promise you will find yourself in our Lost & Found but you will find lots of lunchboxes, water bottles, coats, jackets, glasses and books. Feel free to come to the front office to take a look. Questions? Call or e-mail Mrs. Taylor at 469.633.4600 or taylorre@friscoisd.org.

Cougar PRIDE System

Clark's positive behavior incentive system, or PRIDE, is an integral part of our daily routines. New this year, we are rewarding students using Class Dojo! Students will receive points when they exhibit our PRIDE expectations: Preparedness, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Engagement. Points can be used to purchase items in our PRIDE store (coming in November). It is such fun rewarding our outstanding students!

Math & Science Team Informational Meeting

Do you feel like you are gifted in math or science? Would you like to have an opportunity to compete with other students across the DFW area? If you answered yes to either of those questions please come to the Math and Science Team informational meeting next Thursday, November 8th after school from 3:35-4:05 in Mrs. Anderson's room, room 705. If you cannot make the meeting please talk to Ms. Blumenshine or Mrs. Anderson. We will be explaining what the Math and Science team does and why you should join. Hope to see you there!

Academic Pentathlon Interest Meeting

Attention 7th and 8th graders:


Are you interested in matching your intellect with students from other schools? Are you interested in a theme-based, five-event competition?


The Academic Pentathlon interest meeting will be held on November 13th in room 708. There will be a meeting before school at 7:55, and a meeting after school at 3:40. Snacks will be provided.

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SOCKtober 2018 Total – 2,215 pairs of socks!

8th grade Cougar Den Winners – Ms. Dunlap’s Cougar Den with 514 pairs of socks


7th grade Cougar Den Winners – Ms. Sears’s Cougar Den with 161 pairs of socks


6th grade Cougar Den Winners – Ms. Maricle’s Cougar Den with 216 pairs of socks


We want to thank all of the amazingly generous students and parents for making our first SOCKtober an incredible one! 2,215 pairs of socks; what a success! Thank you all so much for donating and giving back to our wonderful community! Keep being awesome Cougars!!

Principals' Corner

Gift Cards for Teachers!

Throughout the year, we like to reward our awesome teachers for all they do for our students. When teachers attend students' extra-curricular events or go the extra mile by helping a colleague, we enter their name into a drawing for gifts. Please help to make this possible by donating a $10 gift card or a gift certificate to our teachers and leave it with our receptionist in the front office; it can be to any place in town. Feel free to place your name on the back of the card so the teachers know which parents they have to thank for this kind donation. If you cannot donate at this time, you may donate a gift card at any time throughout the year. Anything you can donate will be used for the staff throughout the year. Please know that teachers are always thoroughly surprised and appreciative of your kindness toward them. Thank you in advance for helping us recognize our amazing teachers!

Clark Volunteer Core

They work in the shadows. Sometimes also in very public places. Men and women. United by one goal: to see their offspring THRIVE in middle school.


ARE THEY AFRAID? A little bit. Do they know everything? Not YET. BUT THAT DOES NOT STOP THEM from doing what needs doing. Together. For the good of students.


Contact Tiffany Battee to try serving with the Clark Volunteer Core. volunteercoordinator@clarkmiddleschoolpta.org


Join us! It is your destiny!

Nurse's News

7th Grade Vision and Hearing Screening

Attention 7th Grade Parents only – On Tuesday November 6th, 2018, all 7th grade students will have their vision and hearing screened during their science class. Nurse Thornton will mail a letter home if any problems are found. Please let her know if you have any questions thorntok@friscoisd.org. Please see the letter here.


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.