Cougar Communicator

Clark Middle School

May 13th - May 19th

Clark MS will be a closed campus from Monday, May 13th through Thursday, May 16 for STAAR Testing (No visitors and no deliveries).

Monday, May 13

  • Math STAAR 6th & 7th Grades. Math STAAR 8th Grade Retest Only.
  • 8th Grade Boys and Girls Soccer Games vs. Cobb @ Wakeland HS. First game begins at 5:30pm.

Tuesday, May 14

  • Reading STAAR 6th & 7th Grades. Reading STAAR 8th Grade Retest Only.

Wednesday, May 15

  • Science STAAR 8th Grade.
  • 7th Grade Boys and Girls Soccer Games vs. Cobb @ Wakeland HS. First game begins at 5:30pm.

Thursday, May 16

  • Social Studies STAAR 8th Grade.
  • Clark Band Rising 6th Grader Parent Meeting 7:00pm in the Cafeteria.

Friday, May 17

  • American Heart Challenge 2:30-4:00pm. Must donate $5 or more at this link.

May STAAR Testing Parent Letter

Parents, please see the attached letter for information about next week's STAAR Tests.

End of School Events

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 5:15-6:00pm. 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.

American Heart Challenge

On May 17th we will participate in the American Heart Challenge to raise funds for the American Heart Association. Students who donate $5 or more are eligible to participate in a 3 on 3 basketball tournament and/or open gym from 2:30 to 4:00PM. Donations can be made online through the students page they set up at the following link

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

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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 or 469-633-4608. Her fax number is 469-633-4628.

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!