Clark Middle School & High School

Parent/Student Newsletter September 19th-September 25th

Fall Is In The Air

Hi everyone,


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.


Sincerely,


Ms. Heggelund

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Calendar Snapshot

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

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Ms. Reed's Google Classroom Codes

Accuplacer: pzpbw2v

ASVAB: gk30uu5

District ACT: ro7fzes

Dual Credit: 46e2h75

Mental Health Resources: 7ezdc4j

National ACT: fqgwzc7

National Career Readiness (NCRC): jt4acud

Pre-ACT: cixfqr4

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

Parent/Senior Meetings


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.



Felicia Reed

School Counselor

felicia.reed@k12.sd.us

(605) 532-3605

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

NWEA MAP offers a lot of excellent resources for parents. Here are a few of my favorites.

Important Links & Resources

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Login

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

2022-2023 Technology Agreement Form - CLICK HERE

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.

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