Mrs. Harstad’s sixth-grade advanced math classes spent their class making gingerbread houses with their group members and if they wanted to, the students were allowed to watch the movie “Happy Feet”. This gave the students an opportunity to relax and have an enjoyable time before winter break. The day after, the students were able to decorate the gingerbread houses they made together.
Mrs. Hensley’s Class
Mrs. Hensley’s class works on their DLR’s during class on Tuesday, Dec. 19. As they were working, students discussed what they were doing for the next two days in their class and had the opportunity to ask questions.
Celebrating Ten Years
This school year, students and staff at Clark Middle School are celebrating the ten year anniversary of the school.
At the start of the school year, students and staff gathered on the football field and spelled out the number ten to showcase the anniversary for the first time.
Throughout the hallways, there a variety of posters and things created by students and staff members that have to do with either the ten years or involve the word ten in some way. For example, they have ten years of tech, the top ten things about the school, and teachers even took it a step further and put their students’ pictures calling their students the “best”. This gave everyone at the school the opportunity to come together to celebrate the anniversary as the year goes on.
One More Day
On Tuesday, Dec. 19, students and staff members didn’t start celebrating the holiday season early. Many of the students still had tests and other work due before break started. In Ms. Harstad’s class, for example, students discussed the questions on their study guides before their upcoming test the next day.
Veteran’s Day Assembly
On Nov. 10, students and staff gathered to celebrate veterans. After a breakfast that students and their veterans were allowed to attend, the entire school made their way to the gym for a special assembly. During the assembly, the veterans were asked to stand when they heard the song the represented whichever branch they served in. After, two videos were shown: one made with stories of veterans and different clips from movies and the other was only interviews with veterans at the local VFW. The folding of the flag took place at the beginning, and the band and choir had multiple performances. As students left the assembly, they were asked to thank the veterans for their service.
Breakfast with Veterans
On Nov. 10, the middle school allowed students to invite veterans in their family to enjoy a breakfast with them at the school and attend the assembly afterward. This gave students and family members a chance to bond and allowed veterans of all backgrounds to discuss their past experiences and listen to those of others.
Gordan Koreman Assembly
Author Gordan Koreman came to the middle school and spent the first part of his time there meeting different staff members and signing books and other things for them. The staff members had the opportunity to talk to Koreman and see the variety of books he has written that may catch their eye. Koreman spent most of his day at the school meeting students who have read his books.
Setting an Example
A student in Mrs. Guzman’s class helps with a demo of a lab they are doing in class. He made sure to use the proper equipment and procedures in order for the experiment to work. This experiment involved the mixing of two liquids, which ended up being mixed together. The student used techniques such as wafting that they are taught as part of lab safety.
Students had the opportunity to have a fun time with peers and teachers at the Halloween dance.
Students in Mrs. Nelson’s English class work on Chromebooks and present their projects that they had due. The class was finishing up the presentations from earlier in the week.
Mr. Bolz’s English Language Arts class discuss the poem “The Flight of Icarus” in class. The students read about the story of Icarus prior to reading the poem. As they read the poem together as a class, students were separated into pairs and each person had to say what they thought each small section meant and what importance it had.
Students in one of Mrs. Govert’s art classes work on their stained glass projects. The students had the freedom to choose whatever they wanted the stained glass to look like, along with the colors they wanted to use. They were also able to work at their own pace, so while some were still drawing out what they wanted, others were already adding the tissue paper.
Run with your favorite teacher
Students from the cross country teams invited their favorite teachers to run with them at the school. After they ran, the staff was invited to have snacks and other refreshments.
St. John Pet Parade
On Saturday, Sept. 15, residents of Saint John were given the opportunity to interact with other members of the community and have an enjoyable time with their pets. For a small fee, anyone who wished could come with their pets and participate in the walk and the costume contest. The parade was organized by Mrs. Sonya Furman, a Clark Middle School Secretary, and Mrs. Cindy Ring, a bookkeeper at the middle school. The two also run the Paws for Cause at the school, and sold different items and accepted donations for the organization. At the conclusion, awards were given out and there were many different items that participants could take for their pets or if they wanted anything.
Students in Mrs. Hensley’s class work on learning their states and capitals. Across the hall, Mrs. Harstad’s math class works on long division problems after going over problems like the ones on a previous quiz. If students missed less than one problem they got to go in the hall and play a long division game.
Students in Mr. Lucas Bolz’s Advanced English/Language Arts class put their shoes in the front of the classroom. After this, students went back to their seats and worked on a writing assignment that involved describing their shoes. Photo Submitted By: Mr. Lucas Bolz.
Students will have the opportunity to meet an author during school on November 17.