Clarke’s Jones-Webb Takes National Stage to Present Educational Sessions

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Becky Jones-Webb, English teacher at Osceola’s Clarke High School, was selected to present at the prestigious National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) conference held in Baltimore in November. Each year, the NCTE asks English educators from across the country to submit proposals to present a program

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New Clarke Staff, Improved Systems Show Early Signs of Positive Change

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Clarke Schools’ Superintendent Steve Seid was looking to make some considerable changes at the elementary school when interviewing for new staff over the summer. Through dozens of candidates and numerous interviews for administrative and specialty positions, a team was being formed that Seid says he couldn’t be

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Clarke Students Tour & Take In The Impact of Osceola Manufacturing

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October is National Manufacturer’s Month and high school students from Osceola, Iowa’s Clarke Community School district spent some time learning how their community is supported through local manufacturers. Companies like Miller Products, makers of pins and fasteners as well as international provider of CNC and Swiss CNC

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New Clarke Bus Barn Reaches Completion

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In April, the county voted on and passed a much-needed bond to help the Clarke Community School District make updates throughout the district. By the end of September, the first phase of the renovations and additions will be completed with the new Clarke Community Schools Bus Barn.

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Dedication of Henry Crossing Emphasizes Need for Back-to-School Safety Awareness

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The City of Osceola is pleased to announce the completion and ribbon cutting for phase one of the school crossing at Highway 34 and Kossuth Street. The conclusion of this phase also provided an opportunity to celebrate Paul Henry, his resilience and his recovery by naming the

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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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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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CCDC and Clarke Students Focus on Future Skills and Future Careers

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For the last three years, the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) has been working with administrators, staff, and students at Osceola’s Clarke Community High School to build a stronger focus on career path planning and post-secondary school job opportunities. With manufacturing, hospitality, and medical fields being the

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Clarke Schools Turns Industrial Tech Program to Future-Focused Success

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In just a few short years, the Clarke Community Schools Industrial Technology program has been converted from a floundering ancillary elective to one of rural Iowa’s leading technology programs. Through hard work, collaboration and a future-focus, the district and Clarke’s Industrial Technology Instructor, Dave Lyden, are preparing

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Clarke Student Cyber Warriors Attack Future Opportunities in Tech Security

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In a world dominated by technology, Clarke students are leading the information curve through a new competition program that focuses on global cyber security. Through the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot program, Clarke Schools is entering their second year of the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The CyberPatriot

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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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Clarke’s Industrial Arts Sparks Brilliance in First Annual Welding Competition

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While the Clarke School District schedule called for a day off for students and teachers on Friday, over two dozen dedicated Industrial Arts students, their instructor, Mr. Lyden, local manufacturing mentors, and other professionals gathered early at Clarke’s Industrial Arts department doors to kick off the final

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Clarke Middle School Named a Leader in Me Lighthouse School by FranklinCovey Education

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Leadership and Life Skills at Clarke Middle School Inspire Young Students to Become 21st Century Leaders with the Leader in Me Process Clarke Middle School announced today the school has been certified and named as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School by FranklinCovey Education. This recognition is

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Clarke Industrial Arts Advisory Board to Hold First Annual Welding Art Sculpture Event

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In cooperation with Clarke County Development Corporation, local manufacturers will be working with Clarke Industrial Arts students to create works of art for the first annual Welding Art Sculpture Event. Starting October 5, teams of 2-3 students will begin meeting with a welding mentor from one of

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