Clark Weekly News!

Week Ending August 20

Gratitude and Celebration!

Thanks for the weekly staff breakfast provided by the family of Noah O’Campo!


Thanks to Chase Demski for helping Dr. Judd with a stack of heavy math books to get into the room for his classmates this week!


Adopt a class shout outs this week:

Ms. Ballard- Lee Family

Ms. Hutcheson- Amme Family

Mr. Judd- Amme Family

Genetics Mini-Lab Fund a project community member, Joan Gibbons


Congrats to the winner of the S.A.G.A. pronoun day contest… Ben Christy! Someone will be in touch this week for prize pick up. Thanks to all who participated, too!

Forensic Science students began sketching the crime scene they stumbled upon in class today!

Mrs. Bartow's Forensic Science students stumbled upon a crime scene and began sketching today!

Announcements and General Info

All DE textbooks and codes must be picked up by 1 pm Monday. That is the last day the book room is open. Do not be left unprepared for classes!


Last call for shirt and hoodie orders! Dr. Judd will accept them until noon on Tuesday. Form attached. Sample hoodie and tees for sizing and color choice are on the table by the front desk.


Lunch order form here. The form is only available from Friday morning until 8 am Monday, so make sure each weekend to order for the week ahead! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfj5uvpXHQMEZm2RRjS8ZaUFXF7pxoYXZyNPXO1IAelVkdhHA/viewform?usp=sf_link


Clark website sign in info as shared at orientation:

user = parent password = cranes OR student... cranes


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


Girl Up! first meeting is this Thursday, Aug. 26 in the Dome beginning at 2:30.


The first Student Government & Safe School Ambassador Meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday, August 24th at 2:30pm in the Knowledge Room. Current SGA and SSA members, along with anyone interested in learning more about it should plan to attend.


Interact Club meetings begin THIS Monday during lunch in the Dome. Come see how you can make a difference in the community!


The last day to drop an IRSC class without penalty is next Tuesday, August 25th. Remember, if you fall below 4 classes, you will have to add a replacement course and all schedule changes require parent permission and Ms. Jones MUST process the drop.


Clark College Fair is coming soon (see attachment).


The IRSC Academic Support Center is here for you! See attached flyer for details.


Students and Parents – Pre-order your yearbook now to get the lowest price of the year! The price is $65. Head to https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1467721/Clark-Advanced-Learning-Center/2022-Yearbook/2021080304175837351/CATALOG_SHOP/ to order your copy today. Prices increase after 9/10. There is no guarantee that you will be able to purchase a book when it comes in if you do not pre-order one, so don't miss out on your chance to get a copy of this year's book!


FSA ELA and EOC scores from last spring are available in FOCUS if you attended a Martin County Public School. If you took the FSA ELA or any EOC at another school or through virtual programming, please send a copy of those scores to tjones@irsc.edu ASAP. Dr. Judd will be meeting with students and contacting parents of those students who show a need for some skills work in either math or ELA as we have wonderful tutors available for free. The FSA ELA for those in grades 11 and 12 will be scheduled for 3 days over the last 2 weeks of September. Contact Dr. Judd with questions.


MCHD Vaccination van is making several community stops. See attached flyer if interested.


Lost and Found!

If you happened to have found a ring, please return it to the front office to be returned to its owner who is missing it.

An honest student found some cash and turned it in... if you know you lost some and can say when, where you may have lost it, and how much, it can be returned to you. See Dr. Judd or Mrs. Kohuth.


JOBS!!!! (But school comes first!)

--Please find attached flyers for MCSD Extended Day. They are in need of Extended Day High School student counselors (16 and older) at all of their 12 Extended Day Elementary sites. Contact MCSD Extended Day Office for more info.


Rush is looking for student employees. Contact Carmen Luca, owner Rush Jensen Beach Trampoline Park e: carmen@rushjensenbeach.com p: 478-919-7320

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!

Shout out to Piper Sturdivant for her help on her off blocks in the book room. Thanks for making a difference here at Clark! School based volunteering opportunities are available if others are interested, too!


Take Care Tuesdays!

One of the easiest, yet often overlooked, ways to manage stress is to just breathe. When our bodies physically respond to stress, our hearts start pounding and we don’t breathe slowly and deeply... this can cause all sorts of issues getting good messages to our brains. Next time you feel tense or anxious, stop what you're doing and take a nice 3 second breath in and a slow 3 second breath out. Repeat a couple times and then you’ll be ready to take on any challenge that comes your way!


Way to Go Wednesdays!

Shout out to both Dwayne Parker and Megan Sheldon for being brave and leading circle time in Student Success on Tuesday! Any time someone is willing to learn and lead, it is a true test of character and you both passed!


Thankful Thursdays!

A parent shared, “I am grateful both of my children are in a school that keeps us informed, allows us to be involved, and really gets to know my kids. As an educator myself, I believe these qualities to be most important. I am so impressed the faculty and staff go above and beyond by pouring their hearts into the children and families of the school. At the high school level, such compassion and attention is truly unheard of. My family and I feel blessed to be a part of the Clark Family!”


Fun Fact Fridays!

Sharks have special electroreceptor organs. Sharks have small black spots near the nose, eyes, and mouth. These spots are the ampullae of Lorenzini – special electroreceptor organs that allow the shark to sense electromagnetic fields and temperature shifts in the ocean. Thanks to the Mann family for this fun fact!

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Handbook Highlight

Page 18- No hanging out in cars. Park and come in.


Friendly reminder: detentions for tardy will be issued Monday morning. Be on time to every class. Also, the 5 minutes between classes should be used for the bathroom and getting water. Once you enter class, you should not leave unless it is an emergency ad you must sign out.

Parent Volunteer Meet and Greet

Friday, Aug. 27th, 9:30am

Clark

All parents/ guardians are invited to learn more about opportunities to volunteer and help out at Clark. Many different roles are needed! See sign up genius invitation send earlier this week.

Blood Drive

Wednesday, Sep. 1st, 9am-2pm

2400 Southeast Salerno Road

Stuart, FL

Students 16 and over (with parent signed permission form available in the front office) and the entire public are invited to donate blood on the big red bus. Walk ins welcome, but appointments highly recommended. Not only do you save lives, but you get a mini-physical, a gift, and money is raised for Clark scholarships! Visit oneblood.org/donate-now and use sponsor code 9560

Clark Parent Organization Meeting (formerly known as PAP...new name coming.)

Thursday, Sep. 2nd, 6pm

2400 Southeast Salerno Road

Stuart, FL

Join our newest Clark team members and Mrs. Kohuth to learn more about them and receive updates about things happening around the school. This is also an opportunity to share ideas and have a voice in practices and expectations at Clark.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.