Clark Weekly News!

Week Ending September 10

Gratitude and Celebration!

Thanks for the scrumptious weekly staff breakfast provided by the family of Chloe Clark! The extra touches with the decorations and fresh herbs was a wonderful addition!


HUGE thanks to Ms. Jones who coordinated the college fair yesterday. It was great to see so many Clark students and parents planning for the future!


Congrats to Brianna Gasparini who recently received notice from IRSC that she made Dean's List for her summer sessions for 3.5 GPA while carrying 6 credit hours (full time status)


We are so proud of Xander Kenney who committed to serving our country and enlisted in the US Army! He heads off almost immediately after graduation in May!


Dakota Beurrier has been dancing since she was 3. For years she has been a company member at Dance Academy of Stuart and studied ballet on pointe. In addition, she teaches 3 baby dance classes a week. We can’t wait to see her in the Nutcracker!


Christina Josie (awaiting a photo) will be performing in Newsies through Starstruck. We have such talented youth here!

Announcements and General Info

We are still collecting paper towel tubes for Hobe Sound Wildlife Refuge. Box near the front desk.


Bingo Night is October 8. Join the fun! More details to come, but save the date!


Senior grad bash survey was sent this week- please complete it asap.

Seniors and parents: plan to attend the very informative Senior Night on Sept. 28.


School picture day is next Wednesday for those in grades 10 and 11. Pre order to save money. All students will be photographed for the yearbook. If you have a Wednesday class, you will attend with that teacher. If you do not have a class at Clark on Wednesday, stop by between 9:30 am and 2:00 pm https://store.cady.com/underclass


Make sure to order your lunches for next week through our website.


Clark & IRSC will be OPEN on Thursday September 16th, yet Martin County Schools will be closed. There will be no bus service, so please make transportation arrangements. Domino’s pizza lunch will be provided. Full lunch consists of one-slice of pizza, fruit, vegetable or salad and a drink for $3.50. Additional slices will be $1 each. Please sign up using at the following link(s) so we can ensure enough is ordered. Pizza lunch pre-order: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSep3YWv63GX1Rgt21df4yL5VMa_hHPT-7HlLVXwj-3vz-DJwg/viewform?usp=sf_link


Interim grades for all Clark classes will be pulled on Monday. Are you earning the grades you are proud of? If yes, great! Keep it up! If no, we are half way through the first quarter, so do not delay in asking your teacher for help or buckling down and making your academics a priority.


September has many topics of required instruction from the state. These include: American Founders' Month (learning more about our founding fathers), Celebrate Freedom Week (last full week of September and recitation of the Declaration of Independence), 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and Constitution Day on September 17. Students will be learning more about these topics in classes, as well as through enews and announcements.


Reminder- only one student should ever be in a bathroom stall at a time. No exceptions.


Reminder for all students that the IRSC Academic Support Center is located in the C building. Here is the link TO SO MANY RESOURCES and the TUTORING SCHEDULES shared by the ASC Manager Elaine Howell at Thursday night’s (soon to be renamed) Parents as Partners session. https://irsc-asc.weebly.com/ (Note: you can get to this page by searching for “tutoring” from IRSC homepage.)


The Traveling Cranes will again begin to travel! Clark Crane nominations – please send Mrs. Kohuth dkohuth@irsc.edu any names and specific mentions of Clark faculty or staff who have gone above and beyond to provide excellent service to you as a parent, to your child/ren as student/s, or for our entire school. Nominated Clark team members receive special recognition at monthly All Clark Staff meetings – the crane statue, a certificate and a gift card thanks to the generosity of Parents as Partners. Let’s celebrate our super stars!


LAST CALL FOR THE LEAST EXPENSIVE YEARBOOK PRICE!!! Don’t forget that the last day to pre-order the yearbook for $65 is TODAY. After that, the price will go up to $70. https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1467721/Clark-Advanced-Learning-Center/2022-Yearbook/2021080304175837351/CATALOG_SHOP/


Parents! Does your child participate in a sport? Please email Ms. Dunn at jdunn@irsc.edu to let her know. We may be able to feature your student in our yearbook.


Senior photos can be taken at the Cady studio or at Clark on 10/6. You must make an appointment at https://store.cady.com/ The sitting fee is $30. If there is financial hardship, please contact agribble@irsc.edu to discuss options.


Leadership and service opportunity for youth through Tykes and Teens. https://www.tykesandteens.org/youth-service-learning-changing-vibes-changing-lives/


Youth Leadership Opportunity through the United Way: https://www.unitedwaymartin.org/StudentsUnited


Clark students and family are invited to walk or run in this upcoming 5K to support the local rowing club for students. https://www.treasurecoastrowingclub.com/events


The Florida State Fair is proud to provide an opportunity for talented SENIOR art students to receive scholarship money for their continuing education after they graduate High School. https://floridastatefair.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2022_FL-STATE-FAIR_APCHSS_Call-for-Entries_FINAL-1.pdf


All students should be able to access both Clark and IRSC email and be checking these daily for important messages and updates. If you still cannot access these, you must see Mr. McCrory or Mr. Fears for help ASAP. College instructors will not accept excuses for not knowing how to access Blackboard and email.


Parents can choose to present their student's vaccination card to be entered in FOCUS in case of close contact for quarantine purposes. Let Mrs. Wood know if you would like this card on file gwood@irsc.edu

CLUB AND ACTIVITY UPDATES

Clubs starting this week: SNHS and Writing and Performance Club both start this Thursday. See attached flyer for all student activity options and get involved!


National Art Honor Society (NAHS) invites have been sent to IRSC and Clark emails. Check your email and reply to Mrs. Gribble to either accept or decline the invite prior to 9/15/2021. The first meeting will take place on 9/21/2021 after school. Looking forward to welcoming new faces (and welcoming back existing members) to this creative honor society!


Girl Up! has great things planned for the rest of the semester. Interested students can join our google classroom to be kept up to date. code: ms7gk4f


It's Student Government Election time! Election information is located in the SGA google classroom. Join using the following code os2vbri and sign up today to be a recognized student leader!


Book Club will be reading Scythe by Neal Shusterman. Students and staff who read the book this month are invited to discuss during lunch on 9/24 in the KR. All students are invited to read and chat!


Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) WINNERS of the guessing jars will be announced Monday.


The ping pong table is available during lunch on Mondays and Tuesdays. Join the fun as a participant or a fan!


Interact Club meetings are every Monday during lunch in the Dome. Come see how you can make a difference in the community! This month, they will be focusing on raising money to build another well in a developing nation. Stay tuned for more details!


Puzzle time! Do you love working puzzles? Stop by the table near the front desk and put a few pieces in during your off blocks. Don't forget, we also have colored pencils for the giant coloring pages near the knowledge room if you want to relax, too!

Every Day is a Celebration!

Enjoy those recognized and celebrated this week and make sure to submit your good news through the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSerigKeK1qTBIjkmbmP3L-1Kc-_UZN_mXXPKqL3uyfngb1MGg/viewform?usp=sf_link or email ljudd@irsc.edu


Make a Difference Mondays!

Learn a bit about the history of Labor Day to see how a difference was made in history!


Take Care Tuesdays!

It is very important to take care of your emotional health, as well as your physical health. This week is suicide prevention week. If you have concerns about yourself or someone else, there is help. See Ms. Jones, contact 211, or use the suicide hotline number on the back of your ID card. If you do not have this sticker, come by the front office. Always remember, the world is a better place with you in it.


Way to Go Wednesdays!

Today we want to recognize Katie Hernandez for all of her leadership and organization at the front desk since this summer. We know we can count on Katie to be a friendly face and get any job done she is given!


Thankful Thursdays!

We are thankful for Ms. Ballard having joined our Clark team this school year! She brings so much math experience and positivity to classroom D-133 and to our school! Today we wish Mrs. Ballard a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Enjoy your special day!


Fun Fact Fridays!

4 years ago, Dr. Judd was part of a team of 9 women from 5 states who ran a relay for 245 miles beginning at the September 11th Pentagon Memorial and ending on 9/11 at ground zero in New York City. Each team member ran between 4-10 miles at a time carrying a flag with the names of all who lost their lives on that day in 2001.

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Handbook Highlight

Here is your lengthy explanation from the code of conduct that absolutely NO ONE at Clark or on IRSC campus (including the library) can possess or share vapes, edibles, cigarettes, etc. If you are caught, it must be reported to the state department of education and in some cases, law enforcement. It is simply not worth the risk.


Tobacco (TBC) (FS386.212): The possession, use, distribution, or sale of tobacco or nicotine products on school grounds, at school-sponsored events, or on school transportation by any person under the age of 21. The definition of tobacco products includes: cigars, cigarettes, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, snuff, clove cigarettes, blunts, hookah and any other matter or substances that contain tobacco and the possession of papers used to roll cigarettes. Electronic cigarette (ecigarette) means any oral device that provides a vapor of liquid nicotine, lobelia, and/or other substance, and the use or inhalation which stimulates smoking. The term shall include any such devices, whether they are manufactured, distributed, marketed or sold as e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes, juul, hookah pens, or under any other product name or descriptor.

TODAY IS WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY 2021

One in every 100 deaths worldwide is the result of suicide. It can affect every one of us. Each and every suicide is devastating and has a profound impact on those around them. However, by raising awareness, reducing the stigma around suicide and encouraging well-informed action, we can reduce instances of suicide around the world. World Suicide Prevention Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of suicide and to promote action through proven means that will reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts globally.


‘Creating Hope Through Action’ is a reminder that there is an alternative to suicide and aims to inspire confidence and light in all of us; that our actions, no matter how big or small, may provide hope to those who are struggling. Preventing suicide is often possible and you are a key player in its prevention. Through action, you can make a difference to someone in their darkest moments - as a member of society, as a child, as a parent, as a friend, as a colleague or as a neighbor. We can all play a role in supporting those experiencing a suicidal crisis or those bereaved by suicide. For more information on how to Create Hope Through Action, check out the attached information.


Also attached is a "Take Care of Yourself" handout to review.

Parent/ Guardian Info

The times have changed when it comes to substance use and teens. Learn more about vaping here: https://drugfree.org/article/what-parents-need-to-know-about-vaping/


We ask that you please make sure your students are well aware that possession of ANY illegal substance on Clark/IRSC campus is a violation of the code of conduct and can carry very serious consequences that can impact them beyond high school. If students have concerns about peers, they can share those with Ms. Jones or administration.


Link to record/ submit parent volunteer hours: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdk6eq04GT7U8SSSQftbHGrprsvXvjieSZrEuKrpJSATSbBGQ/viewform


Parents- make sure to set up your parent FOCUS account to be able to see grades, attendance, tardies, test scores and more! Instructions here: http://www.clarkadvancedlearningcenter.org/p/91/focus#.YR0Ff45KiUk