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Clark Middle School

April 22nd - April 28th

Monday, April 22

  • Clark MS Closed for Bad Weather Holiday.

Tuesday, April 23

  • Pre-Order sack lunches for May STAAR exams here.
  • Student Council Officer Meeting 7:55am in Room 709 (Beckett).

Wednesday, April 24

  • Pre-Order sack lunches for May STAAR exams here.
  • Student Council General Meeting 7:55am in Room 709 (Beckett).
  • Full STEAM Ahead Workshop 3:40-4:30pm in Room 504 (Clark).
  • 7th & 8th Grade Girls Soccer Games vs. Trent @ Lebanon Trail HS. First game begins at 5:30pm.

Thursday, April 25

  • Pre-Order sack lunches for May STAAR exams here.
  • 7th & 8th Grade Boys Soccer Games vs. Trent @ Lebanon Trail HS. First game begins at 5:30pm.

Friday, April 26

  • Last day to pre-order sack lunches for May STAAR exams here.

Important STAAR Testing Information

Our cafe will be closed for lunch purchases on STAAR testing days. Students participating in STAAR exams will be expected to bring a sack lunch from home unless they pre-order a sack lunch from the Cafe in advance using this form.

STAAR Testing will take place on the following days:

Monday, May 13th: 6th Grade and 7th Grade Math (all 6th and 7th graders will need a sack lunch)

Tuesday, May 14th: 6th Grade and 7th Grade Reading (all 6th and 7th graders will need a sack lunch)

Wednesday, May 15th: 8th Grade Science (all 8th graders will need a sack lunch)

Thursday, May 16th: 8th Grade Social Studies (all 8th graders will need a sack lunch)

Sack lunches ordered from our Cafe will be deducted from your student's lunch account. Students who order a sack lunch will receive the same lunch option for both testing days.

The deadline for pre-ordering lunches will be Friday, April 26th. If you have questions, please contact our testing coordinator, Jennifer Olliges, at

Destination Imagination Fundraiser

Clark is so proud of the 8th grade Destination Imagination team composed of Saraya Patel, Abigail Dutra and Max Hodes. These students have independently prepared and won first place at local and state competitions. Now they are headed to Internationals in Missouri at the end of May. They have designed the following fundraising efforts to help off-set the cost of travel, lodging, and food while at the competition. Please consider helping our Clark students as they strive for excellence!

Order a T-shirt here.

See the online bake sale here.

PTA Board 2019-2020 Interest Form

Interested in serving on our Clark Middle School PTA Board for the 2019-2020 school year? Please fill out the interest form here!

Clark MS Twitter

See more of what is happening every day at Clark on our Clark Twitter Page! Follow us at or click here.

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“Sign Time” A Sign Language Club

Sign Time meets EVERY Wednesday @ 7:45am in Room 108 (Mrs. Brown’s room).

It’s never too late to join!


See Mrs. Weger (RM 501) or Mrs. Walton (front office)

Cougar Pride Store Volunteers

You could volunteer an hour or two on store days to help us get students through the lines smoothly. Contact Clark PTA Board Representatives: Marina Schuler or Tiffany Battee

If you can’t make it for store days, you can donate items for the store. Some most requested items are: lunch sized containers of Pringles, Takis, fruit roll-ups, gushers and ring pops. Please label all donations “Pride Store -PTA” and drop them off in the front office.

Nurse's Corner

Attention 6th Grade Parents:

Over the next several weeks, Nurse Thornton will be going through shot records and if any immunization is found to be missing, this letter will be mailed home. You can email, fax or drop off an updated copy of your student’s shot record to the school at any time. The updated shot record is not due until schedule pickup in the fall. Please note that your student will not be able to pick up their fall schedule without an updated shot record on file and your student will not be allowed to attend school without an updated shot record on file.

Please let Nurse Thornton know if you have any questions at or 469-633-4608. Her fax number is 469-633-4628.

Flu Notification:

Absence Notification: Parents, please let the school know when your student will be absent from school. You can email the data clerk at with the information. You can also email her a doctor’s note as well. Please make sure the doctor’s note states all dates your student has missed or will miss. The doctor’s office can also fax the note to 469-633-4650.

  • Please see the FISD School attendance guidelines for when to keep your child home from school here.

  • See ways to protect yourself from getting sick here.

Clarkapalooza Eligibility

We are excited to announce that Clark MS will have Clarkapalooza in May 2019 to reward our hardworking students with an afternoon of fun and games! Clarkapalooza is an academic and behavioral incentive for the students, but in order to be eligible to attend, students must meet the following criteria beginning January 8, 2019:

  • No Failing grades (Below a 70 in any class)
  • No Thursday Night Reflection (TNR)
  • No In School Suspension (ISS)
  • No Out of School Suspension (OSS)
  • No DAEP (Alternative School)

*We look forward to rewarding our students for their hard work and their great behavior!