Cougar Communicator

Clark Middle School

May 6th - May 12th

Monday, May 6th through Friday, May 10th is Teacher Appreciation Week! Show your teachers you care!

Monday, May 6


Tuesday, May 7

  • STAAR Algebra 1 (EOC). Clark will be a closed campus for STAAR Testing (No visitors and no deliveries).


Wednesday, May 8

  • 7th & 8th Grade Girls Soccer Games vs. Stafford @ Lebanon Trail HS. First game begins at 5:30pm.


Thursday, May 9

  • 7th & 8th Grade Boys Soccer Games vs. Stafford @ Lebanon Trail HS. First game begins at 5:30pm.


Friday, May 10

  • 8th Grade Semi-Formal Dance 7:00-9:00pm in the Cafeteria.

End of School Events

Friday 5/10: 8th Grade Semi-Formal Dance 7:00-9:00pm in the Cafeteria.


Tuesday 5/21: Senior Breakfast 7:45-8:45am in the Small Gym.


Thursday 5/23: 8th Grade Picnic and Awards at Shawnee Trail Park. Awards are at 1:00pm.


Friday 5/24 & Mon 5/27: No School (Bad Weather Make up Day and Memorial Day).


Tuesday 5/28: Clarkapalooza 1:00-3:30pm. See eligibility requirements below.


Thursday 5/30: Last Day of School.

New to Athletics Parent Meeting

Boys and Girls Athletics will be hosting a New to Athletics Parent Meeting on Tuesday, May 28th from 5:15-6:30pm. This meeting is for parents of incoming 7th and 8th Grade students who are going to be in athletics for the first time in the 2019-2020 School Year. The Girls' meeting will be in the Cafeteria and the Boys will be in the Gym.

Dress Code Reminder

Parents, please remember as the weather continues to warm up that students must always be in dress code at school. Jeans and shorts must be school appropriate and no shirts are allowed that show bare midriff.


"See-through, bare midriff, halter type, shoulder bearing, or spaghetti strap blouses or any revealing or low cut clothing is not permitted. Pants and other articles of clothing that are torn, ragged, frayed, or pants with holes must be below fingertip length."


To get more information about our dress code, please see the student handbook here.

Cougar Parent Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in helping us maintain the Prideland, we have upcoming opportunities where your presence would be greatly appreciated. We are looking for parent volunteers like yourself to run our upcoming Pride Store and maintain the flow of after-school dismissal. During the month of May we have available volunteer slots for various dates. Sign up to volunteer here!

Clark MS Twitter

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

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 thorntok@friscoisd.org 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 peterssons@friscoisd.org 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!