Clark Middle School & High School
Parent/Student Newsletter September 19th-September 25th
Fall Is In The Air
This time of year brings with it cooler weather, a busy activities calendar, continued routines and rigor in the classroom, and the last half of the 1st quarter of the school year. We plan to send home mid-term grades on Wednesday, September 21st. As mentioned last week, we will also be sending home NWEA MAP testing results for your child at that time. You will receive the family report which focuses on your child's performance and how to encourage learning and growth. This report will define achievement, growth, and what the RIT score is. You will see that the report is broken down by reading, math, and science. The graphs will show your child's individual achievement and growth compared to the national average. We will be working with student's in their classes and have conversations on goals for the school year in each area. You will also have an opportunity at conferences this fall to discuss their MAP scores with teachers.
This past Friday at in-service, our teachers did a MAP data dig. We were able to identify areas we know need to be a strong focus for our students instructionally. We see a need to connect personally with students on their scores so they can set goals for the school year. We believe if we can help them develop and reach these goals, students will begin to make connections in how their effort paired with data driven instruction by their teachers can lead to growth. We value this growth and strive to create a progressive, growth focused mind-set for our students. As we begin to gather more data points with our yearly fall, winter, and spring scores we will be able to see trends in data that will lead to analysis of where we can improve instructional supports. We will be able to see our strengths at all levels. We are looking forward to continuing our efforts and continuing to grow. We thank all of our students and parents for your patience and coming along with us on year 2 of the NWEA MAP benchmark assessments. I am so proud of our kids and their efforts this past fall on their assessments.
Week of September 19th-September 25th
September 19th - JH/JV Football at Redfield, Cross country at Clear Lake, Government Day for Seniors (all day),
September 21st - FFA Land/Range School
September 22nd - Cross Country in Clark 2:00 P.M., Dance at Volga 6:00 P.M., Varsity volleyball vs. Deuel at Willow Lake, Snow Queen Meeting for 9th and 12th graders interested during lunch
September 23rd - Varsity Football at Mobridge
September 25th - Fellowship of Christian Athletes Cookout @ Dave Severson Farm starting @ 5:00 pm. For grades 9th-12th
A Look Ahead
September 27th - Fall Planning Days for Juniors, Cross country at Volga 4:30 P.M., Varsity volleyball vs. DeSmet at Willow Lake
September 28th - FFA NE REgion Land/Range Judging
September 29th - Varsity Volleyball vs. Roncalli at Aberdeen
September 30th - Senior night for Cross Country, Football, and Cheer at football game; Varsity Football vs. Dakota Hills in Clark
October 3rd - Cross Country LCC @ Castlewood 4:00 PM
October 4th - Varsity Volleyball vs GPL @ Clark
October 6th - Cross Country NEC @ Webster 1:00 PM, Varsity Volleyball @ Redfield
October 10th - Dance @ Faulkton 11:00 AM
October 11th - Varsity Volleyball vs Flandreau @ Willow Lake 6:00 PM
Ms. Reed's Google Classroom Codes
District ACT: ro7fzes
Dual Credit: 46e2h75
Mental Health Resources: 7ezdc4j
National ACT: fqgwzc7
National Career Readiness (NCRC): jt4acud
Regents Scholar Diploma: ob2lfc4
Senior Class: mfplktv
Students Against Destructive Decisions: upqsujz
South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship: 7vfcwnd
South Dakota Virtual Schools Program: 34uoepc
A Message from Ms. Reed
Parents/Guardians of senior students and student are required to meet with Ms. Reed between now and October 31st. Ms. Reed will go over important information regarding academic information, advanced endorsements and post-secondary planning.
NCRC - September 15th
-Seniors only! Testing will begin promptly at 8:00 am. Students are to report to the gym.
2022 Fall Planning Day
-Juniors only! (more information to come)
ACT - October 18th
-Juniors & Seniors only! (more information to come)
The date for Pre-ACT has been set for October 20th. More information will be given as we get closer. *This is for 9th and 10th grade ONLY
The 2022 Fall Planning Day event is set for October 27th. Juniors will start their day at the National Guard Armory in Watertown then head over to Lake Area Technical Institute. The bus will depart from the high school at 8:15 am and will return at 12:30 pm.
Post Secondary Visits
Heidi Schooley, the Mount Marty Admissions Rep will be here October 25th from 12:40 pm to 1:06 pm in the lunch room.
Nicki Mark, the Lake Area Technical College Admissions Rep will be here October 26th from 12:40 pm to 1:06 pm in the lunch room.
NWEA MAP RESOURCES
Important Links & Resources
If you need a parent login please contact Renae Mudgett at the High School (605) 532-3603
ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE OPTION FOR MS OR HS HANDBOOK & TECH AGREEMENT
All students will need to have a signed technology agreement form signed by their parent and/or guardian prior to using and receiving a device. Simply read the handbook and sign online.