New Clarke Superintendent Prepares to Spark Culture of Community Pride

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The Clarke Community School District welcomes Dr. Alan Dykens as the incoming Superintendent on July 1st, filling the role vacated by the retirement of Steve Seid. Dr. Dykens comes to Clarke Schools after five successful years as PK-12 Principal of Lamoni Community Schools. Building pride in education

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Clarke Schools Asking for Public Input in Selection of New Superintendent

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The Clarke Community School board is looking to the public for guidance and input regarding the selection of the next district Superintendent. The board of education has partnered with McPherson & Jacobson, LLC, Executive Recruitment and Development to assist in the important job of finding qualified superintendent

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Clarke Senior, Kennedy Bland, Shines at 2020-21 State & National Speech Contests

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According to studies, upwards of 75-78% of the population suffers from Glossophobia, the fear of speaking in public. But for Clarke Community Schools’ senior, Kennedy Bland, that’s where she truly finds her voice. Even in a season as challenging as 2020-21 has been, Bland walked through this

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VIDEO: Clarke Community Schools Kicks off 2020-21 With Virtual Tour of Renovations

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The Clarke Community School District is in the midst of finishing up some much-needed renovations and updates to the High School / Middle School campus as well as the Elementary School and Bus Barn locations. Because of restrictions on visitors due to COVID-19, much of the progress

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Clarke Schools Calls on Community for Driver Support

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With a new bus barn and updated facilities, Clarke Community Schools has been reviewing and evaluating the need for bus drivers for the 2020-2021 school year.  As in years past, route drivers are in short supply all over the state. Ed Stoll, Clarke’s incoming Transportation Director, decided

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Clarke Schools Celebrates A Special Teachers’ and Nurses’ Week

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Teachers’ week is upon us. In normal times this would, of course, be celebrated with well-wishes and messages of thanks for all of the educators who support and inspire the community. This year, though, the scenario is different. Steve Seid, Clarke Schools’ Superintendent, wanted to make a

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Clarke Community Schools – Closure Updates April 20,2020

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With the recent announcement from Governor Reynolds concerning the closing of Iowa schools, effectively ending the 2019-2020 school year, Clarke Community Schools Superintendent Steve Seid put together the following, personal message to all Clarke students and families. You can watch the video from Mr. Seid below: In

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Clarke Community Schools Update: Student Nutrition & Staff Pay

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On Tuesday, March 24th, Clarke Schools made the announcement that they would be participating in the USDA Food and Nutrition Service Summer Food Service Program.  This will allow the school to provide both breakfasts and lunches for students in need of meal solutions during the closure of

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Clarke Schools Ushers in New Year with New Administrators, Fresh Perspective

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Clarke Schools is ready for the new school year and is excited about the positive changes on the horizon. To help usher in those changes, there are some new faces in the district that will help Clarke continue to address changing needs. Lindsay Rains comes to Clarke

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Summer at Clarke Schools Doesn’t Mean Vacation For Everyone

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Ah, yes, the final days of the 2018-19 school year have come and gone. It’s summer and kids are home with weeks of relaxation ahead of them. But that isn’t the case for the administration and many staff at Clarke Community Schools. While the students’ school year

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Clarke Schools’ Graduating Class Bursts With Bright Futures

Graduation is always a bittersweet time of year, saying goodbye to students as they branch out and make their own way in the world. Over the last several years, Clarke Community Schools has seen an upward trend in graduates, future planning, and overall academic and professional achievements.

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Clarke Welding Event Bolsters Student Community Connection

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For the past three years, Clarke Community Schools and the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) have collaborated with local business leaders to create advisory boards that will help students participate in activities that could lead to future careers in Clarke County. Friday afternoon, the Industrial Tech Advisory

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Urgent Route Driver Shortage Signals Call on Community for Help

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Already short on bus route drivers, Clarke Community Schools is looking to district family members and the community for help. With last school year’s shortage of qualified drivers rolling into the 2018/19 school year, staff and administrators worked diligently to cover or combine yellow bus routes to

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Don’t Miss Clarke FAMILY NIGHT Tuesday, November 13th

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Since the start of the 2018-19 school year, Clarke School District has been hosting Family Nights for Clarke Students and their families. On the second Tuesday of each month organizers work to provide an evening where families can come together at the school to join in community,

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Come Cheer on Clarke Football at Homecoming on Their New Home Field

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It’s homecoming week for Clarke Community Schools and everyone is invited to cheer on the Indians this Friday as they face Saydel on the new home field. Check out some of the latest images of the new turf and where the Homecoming Game will be held this

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