Cougar Communicator

Clark Middle School

January 28th - February 3rd

The Great Kindness Challenge 2019


Monday, January 28

  • Peace, Love, & Kindness- Wear tie dye, peace signs, or groovy 70's attire.
  • 7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball Games vs. Fowler @ Clark MS. First Game begins at 5:30pm.
  • 7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball Games vs. Fowler @ Lebanon Trail HS. First Game begins at 5:30pm.
  • Cougar Pride Store for 7th Grade After School in Cafeteria.
  • Concert Orchestra Clinic 4:00-5:30pm in the Orchestra room.


Tuesday, January 29

  • Crazy for Kindness- Wear crazy socks!
  • Clark Tennis vs. Wester MS at Centennial HS.
  • Cougar Pride Store for 8th Grade After School in Cafeteria.


Wednesday, January 30

  • Hats Off to Kindness- Wear a hat!
  • Cougar Pride Store for 6th Grade After School in Cafeteria.
  • Symphonic Orchestra Clinic 4:00-5:30pm in the Orchestra room.


Thursday, January 31

  • Kindness is the Clark Way- Wear a Clark shirt or school colors!


Friday, February 1

  • Kindness Makes the Heart Grow- Wear red or pink!
  • Last day to order Clark Yearbook! See link here.
  • IN BETWEEN cast to LTHS 1st period -5th period.

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.

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!

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.

Pentathlon

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. Binegars@friscoisd.org

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.

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:

https://clarkmiddleschoolpta.membershiptoolkit.com/Volunteer

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!

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.
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