Announcements Week of January 30

January 26, 2017

Principal's Note

Walk Up to Withrow

I’d like to recognize the Clark community for coming together on Wednesday to “Walk Up to Withrow” and support them.  We had over 50 students, family members, and staff present letters and a banner, which will be displayed in Withrow’s main hallway along with other CPS schools’ well-wishes. See a picture of the Clark community supporting Withrow.  

Clark student and the Iron Man Triathlon

Our own Ben Hammond has been training for two years to be one of the youngest Iron Man competitors ever.  He will be competing in the Iron Man Triathlon in New Zealand in just over a month.  Follow his progress & send notes of support at Ben Hammond's Iron Man Triathlon blog.

Clark Seniors need your help

Several Clark seniors have developed surveys as original research for their senior projects.  Help them out by going to these links:

Events this week 

Junior High Band Concert – Thurs. Feb. 2, 7 pm, at Clark

Save the date

NO SCHOOL – Mon. Feb. 6

Techolympics – Feb. 24-26, the Millenium Hotel (150 W. 5th St., Cincinnati).  Visit the techolympics website for more details.

Kudos to Mock Trial team

Congratulations to the Mock Trial team.  They did a great job this season including defeating perennially strong Oak Hills in the first round. The team included Caleb Sund, Ellie Jose, Sarah Bockrath, Will Ware, Anna DiGiovenale, Caroline Carr, Connor Courtney, Ryan Estes, Will Troyer, and Marek Maloney-Smith.

Search for Superintendent

The Cincinnati Board of Education is seeking the community’s input to aid in the search for a new Cincinnati Public Schools’ Superintendent.  Your opinions and insights are vital to hiring a successor to retiring Superintendent Mary Ronan.  There are two ways you can participate:  attend a community meeting on February 1 or take on the online CPS Superintendent Search survey

Community Service (for students)

North Avondale Montessori (NAM) Movie Night – Fri. Feb. 10, 6:15-9:30 pm - NAM needs student volunteers to assist with their movie night.  Help is needed with clean up, concessions, and with supervising little ones. Call the NAM office at 513-363-3600 if you would like to volunteer.


For all the info about Clark sports, go to our Athletics webpage or our dedicated Athletics website.

Spring Sports

Spring Sports are right around the corner... make sure your physical is up to date. Contact the athletic office to confirm.

Jr. High softball meeting: Wednesday, February 1st, 3 pm, Clark "Cafe"

Games this week

1/30: Varsity bowling vs Winton Woods @ Madison bowl – 4pm

1/31: Boys JV & Varsity Basketball vs Purcell @ Clark – JV 6 pm, Varsity 7:30 pm

2/1: Girls JV & Varsity Basketball @ Seven Hills – JV 6 pm, Varsity 7:30 pm

2/1: Boys MS Basketball @ Summit – A team 4:30 pm, B team 5:30 pm

2/1: Girls MS Basketball vs Summit @ Clark – 4:30 pm

2/2: Varsity bowling vs Withrow @ Madison bowl – 4pm

2/3:  Boys JV & Varsity Basketball @ Summit – JV 6 pm, Varsity 7:30 pm 

2/4: Varsity Swimming ~ MVC Championships @ Princeton HS – 2:30 pm

2/4: Boys JV & Varsity Basketball @ Dayton Christian – JV 5:30 pm, Varsity 7 pm

Postsecondary Planning

Go to the Postsecondary Planning webpages to get more info about student employment, personal development, and college opportunities.

Save the Date

Postsecondary Process Meeting for Juniors – Thurs. Feb. 9, 6:30 pm – All 11th grade students and parents or guardians should make arrangements to be in attendance. This meeting is very important to the post-secondary planning process. We'll talk in detail about the process and what students need to be doing right now, and we'll make sure all of your questions are answered. All athletic coaches are aware and will release students. 

Families of seniors – cap and gown info  

Order information for caps & gowns was handed out Friday 1/27. A representative from Graduate Service will be here on Tuesday, February 7 during lunches to accept orders. The cost for a cap/gown is $40., but we also have a stock of caps/gowns that we can lend to seniors. Caps & gowns will be delivered in May closer to graduation (June 2), and payment will be due at that time.

Visits to Clark main lobby during high school lunches

  • Mon. Jan. 30 – Mount St. Joseph University 
  • Thurs. Feb. 2 – Cincinnati Recreation Center – Find out about summer jobs as a lifeguard. 

Jimmy Buffet Seacamp Scholarship

Details and application are on the Summer Opportunities webpage, and paper applications can also be picked up in the Clark Post-Secondary Center on the 2nd floor. Postmark or email deadline is April 10.  

Senate Page for Senator Portman

Senator Rob Portman has been offered the opportunity to nominate a Senate Page for Summer 2017, which would run from June 12–30, 2017. Students must have completed the application during their sophomore year, be 16 or 17 years old on or before the date of appointment, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The application deadline is February 27, 2017. The application and additional information about the program can be found on Senator Portman's website.

Summer Programs search websites

Please see the sites listed below for summer opportunities. Always ask about scholarships.

University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash Open House – Thurs. Feb. 23, 6-8:30 pm

Register online at the UC Blue Ash openhouse webpage. Apply for admission to UC Blue Ash at the open house and the $50 application fee will be waived.

Youth Summit on Careers in Public Transportation – All expenses paid for students selected!

  • When: June 19-23, 2017 
  • Who: high school students
  • Hosted by: the American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
  • Applications deadline: February 17  
  • Details: Learn more and apply to attend the summit at the APTA Youth Summit webpage.

Northern Kentucky University Multicultural Law Academy – Fri. Mar. 3, 8:30 am-2 pm

The NKU Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is dedicated to the idea that the legal profession must reflect the expanding diversity of our society. So they developed the campaign—including the Multicultural Law Academy—to encourage racially and ethnically diverse students to discover career opportunities in law and choose a path in undergraduate school to help them succeed. Students can register online for the NKU Multicultural Law AcademySpots are limited. 

The Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program

The Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program provides scholarships for talented, high-achieving young women from the Midwest to participate in academic summer programs at some of the country's top colleges – Barnard, Brown, Cornell, Emory, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Smith, Stanford, Yale, Wash U. Scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need.

B-WISER Science Camp (Women in Science, Engineering and Research) – June 11-16, College of Wooster 

  • Who: Girls entering 8th grade in fall 2017.
  • Where: College of Wooster, 200 miles northeast of Cincinnati, in Wooster, OH
  • Cost: Fee including room and board is $475, but several scholarships are available for students who qualify for free and reduced lunch, reducing the cost to $100.
  • Application deadline: April 20, 2017.
  • Apply online to the B-wiser Science Camp or get more information