Cougar Communicator

Clark Middle School

January 21st - January 27th

Monday, January 21

  • No School- Martin Luther King Jr Day

Tuesday, January 22

  • Clark Tennis vs. Roach MS at Lebanon Trail HS.

Wednesday, January 23

Thursday, January 24

  • Pentathlon Meeting 7:55am and 3:40pm. Only attend one session.
  • 7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball Games vs. Stafford @ Stafford MS. First Game begins at 5:30pm.
  • 7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball Games vs. Stafford @ Clark MS. First Game begins at 5:30pm.
  • Meet the Instrument Night 4-9pm Clark Band Hall.
  • Choir Concert 6:00pm in the Cafeteria.
  • Clark PTA Board Meeting before the Choir Concert 5:00pm in the Library.

Friday, January 25

  • Last Day of GT Referral Window.
  • 7th & 8th Grade Boys Track Informational Meeting 7:55am Gym

Saturday, January 26

  • Fiddle Fair 9:00am-2:00pm in the Cafeteria and Orchestra Room.
  • Meet the Instrument 2-7pm Cafeteria and Band Hall.

Sunday, January 27

  • Clark Band Mattress Fundraiser 11:00am-6:00pm in the Cafeteria.

GT Referral Window

The GT Referral window for grades 3-8 closes on Jan. 25, 2019. If you would like your student to be considered for GT testing, please see the attached flyer and reach out to one of our GT teachers on campus: Ms. Maricle (6th/7th GT ILA, or Ms. Gonzales (7th/8th GT ILA,

Crossing Lebanon

Students, if you need to cross Lebanon in order to get to and from school, you must cross with the crossing guards in front of our school. From there, you can walk down Lebanon in either direction. Concerned citizens have reported that our students are running across Lebanon down the street without the use of a crossing guard, and this is extremely dangerous because not all cars see you and they do not expect to stop. Students are getting themselves into dangerous situations. Again, ONLY CROSS LEBANON AT THE CROSSWALK WHERE WE HAVE CROSSING GUARDS AT WORK. THEY ARE HERE TO KEEP US SAFE!

Texas History- Augmented Reality

Our Clark Texas History teachers and students did a great job showing how our Augmented Reality works at the FISD School Board Meeting! Way to go Cougars!

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


Clark Pentathlon will be meeting Thursday, January 24 to give out the study schedule and sharing other important information. We will have two meeting times (7:55AM and 3:40PM). Students need to attend only ONE meeting time.

Mandatory pentathlon practices will start on Thursday, January 31. Pentathlon members will need to be at the morning(7:55) OR the afternoon(3:40) practice. Please contact Mrs. Binegar with any questions.

Nurse's Corner

  1. Please see the FISD School attendance guidelines for when to keep your child home from school here.
  2. See ways to protect yourself from getting sick here.
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PTA Volunteering

Clark Parents,

Thank you for expressing an interest in maintaining the Prideland. We have up coming opportunities where your presence would be greatly appreciated. We are looking for parent volunteers like yourself to run our upcoming Pride Store dates. If you are available, our 1st event is on January 29th from 2:45-3:55pm. Please use the link below to sign-up for upcoming events:

ID Badge Violations and Tardy Gate Consequences

Students, remember that you must wear your badge each day. Not wearing your badge will result in consequences. The consequences are as follows:

1st & 2nd Tardy/Badge Warning

3rd Tardy/Badge Lunch Detention (30 minutes during lunch)

4th & 5th Tardy/Badge C-hall (Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 OR Wednesdays 3:40-4:40)

6th & 7th Tardy/Badge Thursday Night Reflection (Thursdays 3:40-4:40)

8th & Beyond Office Referral

Parents, please review the student handbook addendum again for the second semester, which is located on the Clark website or 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!

Incoming 6th Grade Information Night

Attention incoming 6th graders! Clark MS will be hosting their annual “Rising 6th Grade” information night on Thursday, Feb. 7th from 6-7 PM. This informational meeting will be held in the Clark Cafeteria. If you have an incoming sixth grader, this night is for you! This meeting is for parents only. Our staff will be meeting with 5th graders at their individual campuses for registration.

Cougar PRIDE Store

Our first PRIDE store was a huge success! Thanks to our wonderful parent and staff volunteers, students were able to spend their Dojo points for nice rewards. Our next PRIDE store will be held January 28th – 30th (7th grade on 1/28, 8th grade on 1/29 and 6th grade on 1/30).

Athletic Games Attendance Policy

Students who failed one or more classes on the latest marking period report WILL NOT be admitted to athletic games. Students who are failing classes should be at home working on studying and getting their grades up to passing standards.