Clark Middle School & High School

Student/Parent Newsletter for March 20th - 26th

Quarter 4 Begins

Hi everyone,

We have started our last quarter of the year believe it or not. This week at the Middle School level we are beginning our state testing for ELA Reading on March 21, 22, and 23. The MS students will take these assessments in their regular Reading class over these three days. I will attach a copy of the upcoming testing schedules for both the MS and HS below. I have also attached a parent letter in regard to the testing. Also, report cards for quarter 3 were sent home last week, but due to the weather late last week there could be some delays. You should have these by the end of the school week. If not, please reach out and let us know.

We are beginning many of our CDE competitions here in March and before you know it we will be up and running with our spring sports season. Our Middle School students are also competing in Oral Interpretation contests. We are hopeful the weather will cooperate so we can get in planned activities for our students.

Thank you everyone.

Ms. Heggelund


Calendar Snapshot

March 20th - March 26th

March 20th - Lennox CDE (6:30 A.M. Leave time)

March 21st, 22nd, & 23rd - MS ELA CAT in Reading Class following regular schedule in Mrs. Olson & Mrs. Huber

March 22nd - Junior High Oral Interpretation @ Arlington

A Look Ahead

March 27th - Tri-Valley CDE, Dual Credit Parent/Student Meeting 5:30 P.M. at Clark High School

March 28th - Scholar of Excellent Banquet, ELAT PT – 8:10 A.M. – 10:24 A.M. Per. 1 -3 All 8th grade in gym with Mrs. Olson & Mrs. Huber.

March 29th - ELAT PT – 8:10 A.M. – 10:24 A.M. Per. 1 -3 All 7th grade in gym with Mrs. Olson & Mrs. Huber.

March 30th - ELAT PT – 8:10 A.M. – 10:24 A.M. Per. 1 -3 All 7th grade in gym with Mrs. Olson & Mrs. Huber.

March 30th - Track @ Hamlin

April 1st - Fall 2023 Dual Credit Open Enrollment begins April 1st. Please see Ms. Reed on or before April 1st to get registered

April 6th - Groton CDE

April 16 - 18th - FFA State Convention


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State Testing Information for MS & HS

10:00 A.M. Late Start Schedule & Winter Weather Notification

10:00 - 10:24 Late Start #1 Period 1, Late Start #2 Period 2, Late Start #3 Period 3 (for additional late starts begin with period 1 and rotate)

10:27 Follow regular schedule for Periods 4 through 8A/8B

Our next late start we would start with period 3 and then students will transition to period 4 and follow the regular schedule.

If the cancellation is before the start of the school day, notice of that cancellation will be issued and relayed to the local radio stations, KWAT, KDLO and KIXX in Watertown. Also cable television stations KELO, KSFY, and KDLT. We encourage you to listen to radio and television stations for the announcements concerning school dismissal. The announcements will also be posted on the district's Facebook page. I have this link posted below for you. Make sure to follow us for weather updates. Our district also uses a School REACH call to inform parents/guardians of early out, late start, and no school.

Ms. Reed's Google Classroom Codes

Pre-ACT = cixfqr4 (optional/9th-10th only)

District ACT = ro7fzes (optional/11th-12th only)

National ACT = fqgwzc7 (optional/11th-12th only)

Accuplacer = pzpbw2v (optional/11th & 12th grade only)

Junior Class = ettq5cv (REQUIRED/11th grade only)

Sophomore Class = jkjhoxs (REQUIRED/10th grade only)

Freshman Class = brfkeno (REQUIRED/9th grade only)

South Dakota Center for Virtual Education (online classes) = 34uoepc (REQUIRED for those taking online classes)

Dual Credit = 46e2h75 (REQUIRED for those taking dual credit courses)

Regents Scholar Diploma = ob2lfc4

South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship = 7vfcwnd

Student Council = dqwvjxr (REQUIRED/student council members)

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) = upqsujz

Senior Class = mfplktv (REQUIRED/12th only)

Student & Family Resources = 7ezdc4j (REQUIRED for ALL Students!)


Dakota Dreams Career Exploration Summer Camps Applications Now Open!

South Dakota rising 7th and 8th graders are invited to attend FREE Career Explorations Camps, hosted this summer at BHSU, DSU, NSU, SDSU and USD. These five-day camps will expose students to various career paths through fun, engaging and hands-on learning. By the end of camp, students will have a better understanding of themselves, their career interests and how their education prepares them for professions. For summer 2023, the program will accept 600 students total, 100 at each camp.

For more information and to help us promote the camps by downloading the toolkit, visit the Our Dakota Dreams website here.

If you have any questions at all please reach out to Molly Weisgram.

(P) 605-773-3455 | (F) 605-773-5320

Engineering Camp Opportunity for Grades 9 - 12

Below is a link about an upcoming FREE Engineering Camp at STC this summer (June 5-8, 2023). I think this is a great opportunity for your students that are grades 9-12. The camp includes snacks, lunch, and transportation to industry sites. Space is limited.

Important MS/HS School Links & Downloads

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Login

If you need a parent login please contact Alissa Reidburn at the High School (605) 532-3603.



March Lunch Menu Dedicated to the Class of 2023 - These are their favorite meals.