Announcements week of Feb. 27, 2017

February 24, 2017

Dear Clark Families:

Congratulations to the Girls' Basketball Team who had the most successful season in school history. They went 12-1 in league play and an overall 20-4. They broke numerous program records along with having the MVC player of the year, Jordan Nunn & Coach of the year, Dwayne Mack.

Congratulations to the Men's & Women's Swim Team who broke 3 school records this year at the District Meet:  Jason Eichner, Josh Carr, Ben Hammond, Jason Jarrold-Grapes, Macie Woodward, Marley Sullivan, Mary Claire Fibbe, & Anna Hattemer.

Great job Cougar men & women!

“These words reveal the child’s inner needs; ‘Help me to do it alone.’”

- Maria Montessori

Events this week

Thursday, March 2 – Parent meeting for the National Treasure (Washington DC) intersession @ 7 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Friday, March 3 – Talent Showcase –7 pm in the Clark cafeteria; Admission is $2 presale; $4 at the door; See Jeff or Josh with any questions.

Save the date

Friday, March 17 – Junior High Band Concert – 7 p.m. in the gym.

Volunteer opportunity (students)

Parker Woods Montessori needs volunteers to assist with their Science Night on Saturday, March 11 from 11 am - 2 pm.  There will be many activities, demonstrations, student projects and food.  A few exhibitors will include Ethicon, Virtual Reality with the University of Cincinnati Research Team, Chemistry by Cincinnati State, Happen, Monarch Mission, Raptor's, Inc. and more.  There are over 12 volunteers needed per hour; register to volunteer by going to the online signup for Parker Woods Montessori Science Night.


Chess Club is now meeting every Monday after school until 4pm in the health room or Jo Guido's room on the 2nd floor. You do not need to know how to play to join. There will be lessons, play, puzzles, snacks and training for competition. Contact David Nguyen for more information.

Youth Career Expo

On Saturday, March 4th, Mayor Cranley will host a Youth Career Expo for teens (ages 14-18) seeking jobs or volunteer opportunities in the summer while school is out of session. The event will run from 8 am – 12 pm at the Price Hill Recreation Center located at 959 Hawthorne Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45205. Free breakfast will be offered.


Go the Athletics webpage or the dedicated Athletics website for more information about Clark sports.

Athletic events this week

Bowling Awards Night: Thursday, 3/2 @ 6p in Clark Cafeteria.
Track Meeting: Monday, 3/6 @ 7pm in Clark Cafeteria.
Baseball Meeting: Monday, 3/6 @ 6pm in the Clark Cafeteria.
Swimming Awards Night: Tuesday, 3/7 @ 6:30p in Clark Cafeteria.
Boys Basketball Awards Night: Saturday, 3/11 @ 7pm in Clark Cafeteria.
Softball Parent Meeting: Wednesday, March 15th @ 6pm in Clark Cafteria.

Register for Spring sports 

High school students should register at the Clark Montessori High School fee payment webpage

Middle school students should register at the Clark Montessori Middle School fee payment webpage

Postsecondary Planning

Please check the Postsecondary webpages frequently for all student employment, personal development, and college/career opportunities

Be Great and Pride Grants

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is teaming up with Cincinnati Public Schools for a new program to get more kids into college by closing funding gaps. Pell-Grant-eligible students may receive a Be Great Grant from Cincinnati State of up to $1000 towards the cost of tuition plus up to $1000 towards the cost of books. The University of Cincinnati Pride Grant offers a similar partnership for CPS students attending UC Blue Ash, UC Clermont, or UC’s Main Campus. For more information, visit the Cincinnati State Be Great Grant webpage and the University of Cincinnati Pride Grant webpage.

Careers in Media (CIM)

  • What: Unpaid, summer internship program designed to provide minority high school students with hands-on experience in the media industry –  students explore areas of interest, including television, social media, print and public relations
  • When: Begins the summer after a student’s junior year.
  • Who: Applicants must...
    1. Be ethnic minority students.
    2. Have proven academic success.
    3. Possess leadership skills.
    4. Be involved in the community.
    5. Participate in extracurricular activities.
    6. Have a strong interest in broadcasting, web journalism, public relations, journalism, social media or a related field.
    7. Be high school juniors at time of application.
  • Application Process: students must gather/create and send the following documents by March 31
    1. Application Form – download one at WCPO Careers in Media webpage (click the link within the article that says "Application deadline is March 31"), request one by calling (513) 852-4015, or stop in the Clark Postsecondary Center and see Amy, Jenny, or Steffanie 
    2. Letter of recommendation – plan ahead and request a letter by Friday, March 4 at the latest
    3. Copy of transcript/latest report card
    4. Personal essay: “Why I want to explore the media field” (typed on 8-1/2 x 11 paper, 1 inch margins, no more than 500 words)
  • Application Deadline: March 31 (during Spring Break)
  • Intership requirements: Students intern 15 hours per week for a minimum of four weeks between the first week in June and the last week in July. They complete a project that they present at the end of the summer. Interns must also attend professional training sessions facilitated by business professionals and college interns throughout the summer. Course content includes: writing, interviewing skills, dressing for success, business etiquette, public speaking, communication skills, college planning. Interns are encouraged to participate in a FREE four-day workshop at Ohio University. 

UC Blue Ash College Entrepreneur Speaker Series – Wed. Mar. 8, 7:00-8:00 pm, Muntz Auditorium

  • From the Ground Up – Owners of successful startup companies share their tips for success.
  • From coffee to market research to craft beer, our panel of business owners found a niche and created their companies from the ground up.

West Point Candidate Briefing – Thurs. Mar. 9, 6:00-8:00 pm

  • What: Overview of West Point and the application process
  • Where: Woodlawn Ohio National Guard Training and Community Center – 10050 Woodlawn Blvd., Woodlawn, OH 45215

(Free) Ohio University Junior Executive Business Program for Students from Underrepresented Cultural Backgrounds

  • When:  July 8 - 15, 2017
  • Where:  Ohio University in Athens, Ohio – about 2-1/2 hours east of Cincinnati
  • Who should apply:  High achieving juniors from disproportionately represented cultural backgrounds who want to major in business in college and are ranked within the top 30% of their class. You must have at least a 3.0 GPA or higher, and evidence of honors, AP or college level course work.
  • Cost:  FREE! Room, board, meals and program fees will be covered. You will need to provide personal spending money and transportation to and from Athens.
  • How to apply:  Apply online by going to the  Ohio University Junior Executive webpage and click "Apply" in the left panel
  • Deadline to apply:  Friday, April 14, 2017
  • Complete details: go to the Ohio University Junior Executive Business Program webpage