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’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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Clarke Schools Teacher Wins Golden Apple

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Clarke Community Schools has a lot to be proud of, but yesterday they really raised the bar, demonstrating the pride our students have in their school, and in their teachers. Twenty-two years ago, WHO-TV 13 and Nationwide Insurance started asking students at all grade levels to tell

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Your #ClarkePride Kicks Into High Gear

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It’s been a whirlwind of Clarke Community School activities this fall. All of the student body and community have really pulled together to support the Clarke activities and it’s showing great results! Last Saturday, the Clarke marching band receiving a “1” rating at State. The Cross Country

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Clarke Food Nutrition Program Seeks Wellmark Grant to Continue Serving

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Early in September, Wellmark announced an opportunity for non-profit health and nutrition programs to receive a $10,000 grant to further develop and support ongoing education within their communities. With the recent history and successful growth of the Clarke Food Nutrition Program (FNP), a campaign was developed to

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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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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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