Clarks Creek Staff News

March 9-13, 2015

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Clarks Creek students have PRIDE!

Ensuring that ALL students carry themselves with pride and confidence beyond our doors as honorable, skillful learners and thinkers, ready to enrich our world.

SCHOOL GOALS - What will you do IN MARCH to get our students there? Round 2 is coming!

  • 40% of all students who take the ISTEP assessment will earn the maximum number of points of each problem solving question. This is an increase of 2.9% over last year’s scores.

  • 80% of all students who take the ISTEP assessment will earn a score of 4, 5, or 6 on the Writing Applications six-point rubric. This is an increase of 3.6% over last year’s scores.
  • Current fourth grade students will increase scores by at least 3% in the subcategory of Algebra & Functions, scoring 88% or higher.
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Dear Staff,

We did it! Round 1 of ISTEP is complete, other than make-up assessments. Thank you all for your hard work, flexibility, willingness to help wherever was needed, and dedication to making sure our students had the best opportunity for success on this round of important assessments. I am SO proud of our students, who worked very hard throughout the entire week.

This week, we have the Spring Carnival to look forward to on Friday night. This is a great opportunity to interact with our families and see our students in a different environment where they're just kids having fun! I hope you can make it!

Have a super week!


To-Do List

  • Bring your kickboxing clothes and mat for tomorrow after school!

Mark Your Calendars!

After hearing back from some of you about the scheduling of our next PRIDE convocation, we will plan that for 2:15 on TUESDAY, March 24, 2015. (Several classes have Easter projects planned for Thursday afternoon and the talent show is Wednesday, so Tuesday seems like the best option.) Please mark your calendars for this day and note that we will run the alternate schedule to accommodate the convocation.

10-Day Forecast of Upcoming Events

Short Staff Meeting Followed by PRIDE Committee Meeting on Thursday

March 9, 2015

PTO Meeting

6:30 – 7:30


March 10, 2015

Grades 2 and 3

CogAT Score Report Meeting

During Prep

March 12 & 13, 2015

IREAD-3 Assessments

Computer Labs

March 12, 2015

Staff Meeting & PRIDE Committee Meeting


March 12, 2015

School Board Meeting

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Board Room

March 13, 2015

End of Third Grading Period

March 13, 2015

Spring Carnival

5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Lower Level

March 16, 2015

Third Quarter Grades Due

9:00 a.m.

March 16, 2015

April Field Trip Deadline

March 16-April 24, 2015

Acuity Readiness 3 ELA/Math Gr. 3-5

March 17, 2015

PTO Staff Appreciation “Lunch o’ the Irish”

March 18, 2015

3rd Quarter Report Cards Sent Home

March 19, 2015

Statewide Tornado Drill

10:15 a.m.

March 20, 2015

Admin Team Visit to CC

March 20, 2015

Relay for Life Casual Day

March 20, 2015

Deadline for Completing the Safe Schools Training – ALL Staff

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Update on AP Search

We have narrowed our current pool of 126 applicants for our assistant principal to about twelve that Mary and I are meeting with in "pre-screening" meetings. This pool will be narrowed by spring break to the final 3 or 4 who will be invited for formal interviews.


  • Our students are going to be working on a new "art installation" for Town Hall! Staff will also be invited to participate and contribute to the designs. Chihuly has nothing on us! Watch for info from Holly as she directs this project.


Departing Staff

  • Vanessa Phillips has resigned as crossing guard.

New Staff

  • Jonathan Adams is joining us for Jenny Ring's maternity leave. The baby is not here yet (at press time!) but she will be off until the arrival.


  • March 12 - Brian Nelson
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