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Clark Middle School

October 1- October 7

Monday, October 1

  • Yu-Gi-Oh 3:35-4:35pm in Room 606 (Nelson).
  • 7th Grade Football Games vs. Maus @ Lebanon Trail HS. First game begins at 5:30pm.

Tuesday, October 2

  • Student Council General Meeting 7:55am in Room 709 (Beckett).
  • 8th Grade Football Games vs. Maus @ Lebanon Trail HS. First game begins at 5:30pm.

Wednesday, October 3

  • All Pro Dad 7:30-8:15am in the Library.
  • 7th and 8th Grade Cheer Practice 5:00-6:30pm.

Thursday, October 4

  • Special Bell Schedule- A Lunch 11:15-11:45am; B Lunch 12:01-12:31pm; C Lunch 12:47-1:17pm.
  • Diversabilities Day- All Day for 6th Graders and New Students
  • 7th and 8th Grade Volleyball Games vs. Piner MS @ Sherman Piner MS. First games begin at 5:30pm.

Friday, October 5

  • Staff Development Day- No School
  • Centennial HS Dance Team Clinic 9:00am-3:00pm. Register here.

Monday, October 8

  • School Holiday- No School

Dress Code Changes

The District has recently reviewed two areas of the secondary dress code:

  • Dresses, skirts and shorts that extend to or below the students’ fingertips when their arms are held to their sides are acceptable.
  • Tights, leggings, jeggings, and other form-fitting pants must be worn with dresses, shirts, skirts, or shorts that extend to or below fingertip length.

It was determined that measuring the length of clothing by the standard of “fingertip length” may not be equitable to students. Therefore, dresses, skirts, shorts, and shirts that sufficiently cover the student (particularly when reaching to get into a locker or picking something up off the floor) to meet a standard of modesty where the focus can still be on instruction will be permitted.

Principals' Corner

Gift Cards for Teachers!

Throughout the year, we like to reward our awesome teachers for all they do for our students. When teachers attend students' extra-curricular events or go the extra mile by helping a colleague, we enter their name into a drawing for gifts. Please help to make this possible by donating a $10 gift card or a gift certificate to our teachers and leave it with our receptionist in the front office; it can be to any place in town. Feel free to place your name on the back of the card so the teachers know which parents they have to thank for this kind donation. If you cannot donate at this time, you may donate a gift card at any time throughout the year. Anything you can donate will be used for the staff throughout the year. Please know that teachers are always thoroughly surprised and appreciative of your kindness toward them. Thank you in advance for helping us recognize our amazing teachers!

Clark Volunteer Core

They work in the shadows. Sometimes also in very public places. Men and women. United by one goal: to see their offspring THRIVE in middle school.

ARE THEY AFRAID? A little bit. Do they know everything? Not YET. BUT THAT DOES NOT STOP THEM from doing what needs doing. Together. For the good of students.

Contact Tiffany Battee to try serving with the Clark Volunteer Core.

Join us! It is your destiny!

All Pro Dad, October 3rd, 7:30-8:15am

These are breakfast meetings for dads and their kid(s) taking place in the school library. Dad and child participate and discuss a specific character building topic relevant to the child. October’s topic is Positivity. Enjoy a light breakfast while bonding with your student. Dads or moms, sons or daughters are welcome! RSVP here so we have enough food for everyone. Students must be accompanied by a parent for the program.

Blue Eyed Duelist (Yu-Gi-Oh) Club

If you're interested in training for Yu-Gi-Oh battles, you should join the Blue Eyed Duelist Club! Here's all the info you need. When: Mondays from 3:45-4:05, Where: Ms. Nelson's room 606, What: Training for upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh tournaments.

UIL Eligibility

Parents, students who do not score 70 and above in each class on their report card are ineligible to participate in UIL activities. Students also may not attend after-school events or games on campus if they have made a failing grade. Please know your grades prior to coming to events because ineligible students who appear will not be admitted.

Nurse's News

7th Grade Vision and Hearing Screening

Attention 7th Grade Parents only – On Tuesday November 6th, 2018, all 7th grade students will have their vision and hearing screened during their science class. Nurse Thornton will mail a letter home if any problems are found. Please let her know if you have any questions

Scoliosis Screening

8th grade boys scoliosis screening will be conducted on Wednesday October 24th, through their ILA class. Please see the letter here.

7th grade girls scoliosis screening will be conducted on Tuesday December 11th, through their PE class. Please see the letter here.

If you do not want your student screened, please see the FISD religious affidavit.