Clark News

Clark News 2017-12-21T16:19:27+00:00
  • girl building gingerbread house
  • boy holding gingerbread house together
  • Mrs. Harstad helping students wiht their gingerbread house
  • Girl working on gingerbread roof
  • girl breaking apart the pieces

Gingerbread Houses

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 discussing upcoming events with her students
  • Students working on DLRs
  • Girl working on DLR in 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.

  • ten year poster
  • 10 year poster
  • 10 year poster in hallway
  • Ten year poster in hallway

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.

  • Ms. Harstad going over study guide with class
  • Girl listening to Ms. Harstad going over a study guide

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 and student laughing
  • Student embarrassed by veteran
  • Men with flags
  • Mr. Stanicz opening
  • Man in Navy hat
  • Folding of the flag
  • Man speaking
  • Band students playing during assembly
  • Presentation of Patriot's pen awards
  • Patriots pen winners
  • Araujo reading her essay
  • Veteran speaking

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.

  • welcome veterans sign
  • Thank you card
  • People taking photos
  • Students volunteering
  • Army brother
  • Men and student talking
  • Two relatives talking
  • Two families eating breakfast together
  • Families eating breakfast
  • Families eating breakfast
  • Man and two kids eating
  • Woman passing out pins
  • Vietnam veteran
  • Family conversing
  • Man talking to boy
  • Brothers talking
  • Looking at stars
  • Looking at different names of those who served
  • Man looks at the names

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 talking to staff members while
  • Student holds stuffed animal
  • Stanicz shakes student's hand
  • author speaks to students
  • student asks a question
  • author addresses students and staff
  • author holding book while speaking
  • author holding coffee while speaking
  • author talking to students
  • Author speaking about writing
  • Author speaks to many students and staff members
  • author reads from one of his books
  • author looks at crowd of students and staff members
  • Gordan Koreman signing
  • Author signing books
  • Author flipping through book
  • Koreman books
  • Staff member meeting author
  • Librarian with author
  • principals pose with author
  • Staff member talking to the author
  • Mrs. Nelson meeting the author
  • teachers pose with author
  • preparing for the signing
  • Mrs. Campagna getting a book signed
  • sign in library
  • author signing more books

Book Signing

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.

  • Student pouring two different substances together
  • Student wafting substances

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.

  • monsters inc. dancing
  • student dancing with teacher
  • magdiarz dancing with mike from monster's inc.
  • chicken dance with ketchup
  • 80s girls dancing
  • students pose in photo booth

Halloween Dance

Students had the opportunity to have a fun time with peers and teachers at the Halloween dance.

  • students work on chromebooks
  • Students give presentation
  • Students finish up presentation on totem poles

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 talks to his class about poetry
  • Students discuss the poem
  • Students talk about the flight of icarus
  • Mr. Bolz reads the poem to his students
  • Students talk about the poem

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.

  • Teacher helps student
  • Student glues tissue paper for stained glass
  • Girl cuts out paper for project
  • Girl works on project

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.

  • Students and staff pose for picture
  • Mrs. Harstad poses with student
  • Mrs. Cooper runs with students
  • Mr. Bolz runs with students
  • teachers pose for pictures
  • students run back to the flag pole
  • Mr. Putman runs with students
  • Mr. Gustas and Mrs. Cooper pose together
  • Mr. S running with students
  • Mrs. Oroyo riding a scooter

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.

  • paws for cause table set up at pet parade
  • Mrs. Furman starting the walk
  • Mrs. Ring showing bird to attendees
  • German shepherd
  • Holding tired dog
  • both cops with dogs
  • Holding tired dog
  • cop with dog
  • wizard of oz dog

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. Harstad's class answer math questions
  • students copy down states and capitals in the front
  • Mrs. Hensley talks to her class about their next assignment
  • students are eager to be called on
  • students wait to be called on during class

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 work on writing assignment
  • students line up beside their shoes
  • students holding up shoes
  • shoes lined up in mr. bolz's class

Imagery Writing

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.

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Author Visit

Students will have the opportunity to meet an author during school on November 17.