Clarke Students Are Granted FREE Books

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Who can turn down an opportunity for FREE books? Through a partnership with the Molina Foundation and some hard work by Iowa State University Extension’s Jennifer Pollard and Clarke Community School’s very own Tenysa Wright, Clarke Middle School students have been granted access to hundreds of FREE

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Support Our Schools As Hiz Kids Kicks Off 2015

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Support for our schools starts strong with donations to Hiz Kids from local businesses and leadership. Hiz Kidz would like to thank the Clarke County Development Corporation and the Lakeside Casino and Resort for their generous gift of $500! Hiz Kidz was excited to use these funds

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New Scoreboard Will Loom Large For Future Clarke Events!

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When Clarke’s football team takes the field at home against Saydel this Friday, it will be in the shadow of a new, high-tech scoreboard. The players and fans alike will now be able to track the Indians on a wireless scoreboard that includes animated graphics, 25-second clocks

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Clarke Students Welcomed by New Science Curriculum

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Monday began the 2015-2016 school year for Clarke Community Schools. Halls and classrooms are now filled with students who are back for another year of learning. After three months of sleeping in and relaxing, it’s time for students to not only adjust to early morning routines and

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Renovations & Plans For Clarke Community Schools Move Forward

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Clarke Schools Renovation Projects Kicked Off in 2015 and Look to Continue With Your Support. Clarke County has seen a recent population growth unmatched by any southern Iowa county for over the last decade and a half. With this growth comes more residents and more students. This

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Clarke Grad Recognized By President for Excellence in Math & Science Teaching

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July 2, 2015 – White House announced the latest recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The 108 winners are selected from finalists nominated throughout the 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Department of Defense. One of

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Clarke Lady Indians: Start of A Softball Dynasty

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When do people start referring to a team in terms of “Dynasty,” two consecutive winning seasons, three? After the decidedly strong win over Saydel Monday, the Clarke Lady Indians softball team may be destined for the label. Even after losing valuable starters from last season, Clarke arrived

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For Rural Iowa Schools, Branstad’s Veto “Just Doesn’t Cut It”

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After a long-fought school funding battle at the Iowa State House and Senate, Governor Branstad wielded his mighty pen and vetoed a bill that would have given Iowa schools additional funding for the upcoming year. The proposed $55.7 million funding would have been distributed to schools as

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Clarke Community Schools loses Ridgely as curriculum director

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Clarke Community School District is looking for a new curriculum director. Lance Ridgely, the district’s curriculum director, accepted the position of East Union (EU) Community School District superintendent Tuesday, June 16. His resignation was approved during a Clarke Community School Board meeting Thursday, June 25. In a

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Applications Available for Preschool at The Village

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Clarke Preschool, located at The Village, is taking applications for children that are four years old by Sept. 15, 2015. Families may apply for transportation scholarships. Please stop by The Village to pick up a registration packet. You can choose from the morning session 8-11:00 or the

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9TH Grade Openings for Washington DC Trip

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Parents of incoming 9th graders at Clarke High School: GREAT NEWS! We have now opened up the Washington DC trip (July 11-15, 2016) to incoming 9th graders at Clarke (you can still sign up of you are going into 7th or 8th grade). For a $100 discount

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Safe Route to School Project Gets Underway!

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ATTENTION RESIDENTS: The Safe Route to School project which will be commencing June 2nd. The project entails the removal and replacement of existing 4’ sidewalk with concrete, reinforced 6’ sidewalk. All work will take place in existing city right-of-way. There will be no further easement acquisition or

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