Cougar Communicator

Clark Middle School

October 8- October 14

Monday, October 8

  • Holiday- No School

Tuesday, October 9

  • 8th Grade Football Games vs. Sherman @ Centennial HS. First game begins at 5:30pm.

Wednesday, October 10

  • National Walk to School Day
  • Sign Time Club 7:45am
  • Full STEAM Ahead Workshop 3:40pm in the Art Room.
  • 8th Grade Football Games vs. Sherman @ Sherman Bearcat Stadium. First game begins at 5:30pm.

Thursday, October 11

  • Volleyball Pep Rally at 3:05pm in the Big Gym- Pre register here.
  • Destination Imagination Informational at 4:30pm in the Library.
  • 7th and 8th Grade Volleyball Games vs. Trent MS @ Trent MS. First games begin at 5:30pm.

Friday, October 12

  • Picnic with Parents during every Lunch.
  • Clark Color Run 5:15pm on the Clark Track. Register here.

Destination Imagination Informational

Parents, if you are interested in participating in Destination Imagination with your child, please attend a brief informational meeting after school on Thursday, October 11th at 4:30 in the Clark Library. We will go over some basic information about the role students, parents, and sponsors play in DI and provide resources for those who are forming a team (or even just thinking about it). If you have any questions, please reach out to Marshella Maricle at

Girls Cross Country Informational

Attention all 7th and 8th grade girls who are interested in running cross country:

There will be an informational meeting on Thursday, October 18, either before school or after school. Both meetings will be in Mrs. Jerden’s classroom, Room 409. The morning meeting will start at 7:55am and the afternoon meeting will start at 3:45pm. Any girls interested in running cross country this year must attend one of these meetings.

If you are NOT currently enrolled in girls’ athletics, you will also need to complete the required paperwork before you are allowed to participate. Further information will be given out at the meetings on Thursday. If you have any questions, please see Coach Gribnitz.

Dress Code Changes

The District has recently reviewed two areas of the secondary dress code:

  • Dresses, skirts and shorts that extend to or below the students’ fingertips when their arms are held to their sides are acceptable.
  • Tights, leggings, jeggings, and other form-fitting pants must be worn with dresses, shirts, skirts, or shorts that extend to or below fingertip length.

It was determined that measuring the length of clothing by the standard of “fingertip length” may not be equitable to students. Therefore, dresses, skirts, shorts, and shirts that sufficiently cover the student (particularly when reaching to get into a locker or picking something up off the floor) to meet a standard of modesty where the focus can still be on instruction will be permitted.

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.

Join us! It is your destiny!

UIL Eligibility

Parents, students who do not score 70 and above in each class on their report card are ineligible to participate in UIL activities. Students also may not attend after-school events or games on campus if they have made a failing grade. Please know your grades prior to coming to events because ineligible students who appear will not be admitted.

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

Scoliosis Screening

8th grade boys scoliosis screening will be conducted on Wednesday October 24th, through their ILA class. Please see the letter here.

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.