Clarke Schools’ Career Academy Focuses on Student Preparedness & Future Success

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The Clarke Community School district plans to make its highly-anticipated Career Academy available to students at the beginning of the 2017 school year. The program will provide students with hands-on experience in careers of interest and will allow students to focus their areas of study toward a

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Clarke Superintendent to Speak at Education Conference in China

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Clarke Community Schools Superintendent Steve Seid has been invited to speak at a global education conference in Shijiazhuang, China in October. Steve Seid, Superintendent of Clarke Schools, and Carol Seid, the Associate Superintendent of Human Resources for the West Des Moines School District, have both been invited to

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Support The Village And Get A Shirt!

Osceola’s early childhood center, The Village, needs YOUR help! The staff at The Village work tirelessly to ensure your children get the very best start in life, providing fun and educational opportunities, nutritious snacks and meals, and a safe environment to learn and play with others. Help them continue

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Join in Clarke Homecoming Activities!

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Clarke Community Schools has been celebrating Homecoming this week, with students -and staff – decorating hallways and cars, dressing in costume for theme days, and showing off their school spirit and pride! There’s still time for the community to show their support and to join in the

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Baseball and Softball Fields Set to Get Needed Facelift

The Clarke Community School district is proud of its athletic programs and the students who participate and support their teams. But in recent years, the high school baseball and softball teams have struggled with facilities in need of upgrades. Neither the baseball or the softball field drains

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Clarke Community Schools Welcomes Students Back With Improvements

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The beginning of a new school year brings many things with it: new schedules, new friends, new school supplies and lots of new opportunities for learning. But this year, Clarke Community Schools is also bringing many new improvements to showcase the growing district and enhance the overall learning

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Clarke School Board Approves Technology and Upgrades

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On Monday night, June 13, the Clarke School Board approved a plan to provide Chromebooks for all students in grades 3 through 12, continuing the drive to bring more technology to all students and all classrooms in the district. The district technology committee began the work toward

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Volunteers Needed at The Village

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The Village Early Childhood Center needs YOUR help! Our community preschool and childcare center, The Village, needs a little spring TLC. We are looking for volunteers of all shapes and sizes – no specific skills are required, just a willingness to help! The Village houses Clarke Community

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Bank Scholarships Fund Siblings’ Education

As their last child graduates from high school this year, the Ehrhardts can be proud of their family’s hard work and their children’s academic success. (Click the images above to view slide show) All three of Jeff and Lori Ehrhardt’s children—Jason, Kelli and most recently, Taylor—won Clarke

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Clarke Schools’ Lampe receives Distinguished Service Award

Brad Lampe received a high honor from his peers recently in DesMoines. The Karl King Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to two band directors by the Iowa Bandmasters Association. One award is given to an active band director and one award is given to a retired

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Clarke Schools and Clarke County State Bank Invest in Student Achievement

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In 2012, Clarke Elementary School adopted a school-wide leadership development initiative for students and staff members. The initiative, called The Leader in Me, is based on the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey. It uses the 7 Habits process as a foundational

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New Clarke Teacher Recruited while Recruiting

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Tara Duran was helping out at an Upper Iowa University softball camp when she stumbled upon a teaching job at Clarke. In her 5th year at Upper Iowa, Tara was earning her Masters after receiving a degree in elementary education. She decided to pursue another year of

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Clarke Students in Touch with Tech

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Clarke Community Schools is leaps and bounds ahead of many other Iowa school districts with the polished integration of technology into curriculum from elementary through high school. Since 2012, the school has incorporated several new technologies into the classroom to aid students’ learning. Clarke students in grades

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New Buses at Clarke Need More Drivers

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In a drive towards continual improvement, Clarke Community Schools has recently purchased two new school buses to service the students of Clarke County. The school district puts a lot of miles on their buses due to regular bus routes as well as transporting student athletes and performing

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Clarke’s Career Academy Focuses Students on Future Success

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Clarke Community Schools in Osceola, Iowa is developing a Career Academy that will provide a specialized course pathway for career-minded students. Aligned with Governor Branstad’s new Future Ready Iowa initiative, this program is the genesis of Clarke’s new curriculum director Jean Bahls and Bill Trickey of Clarke

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