Announcements for week of May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017

Graduation Fees

Graduation fees are due now to cover current expenses for the graduation ceremony. All fees must be paid prior to release of diplomas or final transcripts! All fees are paid directly to Barb Barnett in the main office.

Please take the Clark Parent Survey

Our Clark Montessori parent survey is still open. You may have received information about a CPS parent survey on school climate – ours is focused specifically on our Montessori elements. Please take a few minutes to respond:

“Watch your thoughts, they become words; watch your words, they become actions, watch your actions, they become habits, watch your habits, they become character, watch you character, it becomes your destiny.”

Maria Montessori

This week

Monday, May 15 – Senior Music Banquet at 6 pm in the cafeteria.

Wednesday, May 17 – Community Conversation – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Wednesday, May 17 – Jazzerts at 7 pm in the cafeteria.

Save the date

Thursday, May 25 – Last day of school

Friday, June 2 – Graduation at 6 pm at Cintas Center.  

Clark Music Boosters

Buy a raffle ticket to support the Clark Music Boosters and you could win dinners for two and gift cards to Cincinnati Restaurants like Primavista, 50-West, Montgomery Inn. "CINCINNATI SAMPLER RAFFLE" Tickets for the winner-take-all raffle will be sold at Clark Music's Senior Banquet on Monday, May 15 and at the Jazzerts Concert on Wednesday, May 17– winner will be drawn at Jazzerts. Raffle tickets are just $20. Contact Sampler Chair Bob Pavlovich at for other ways to buy tickets. All proceeds go to Clark Music and the repair and replacement of instruments. An up to date list of participating restaurants can be found at

Chess Tournament

Wednesday, May 17 at 4:30 pm - Clark Montessori is playing a friendly chess tournament vs Hughes High School. There is no fee and all skill levels are welcome. Please email Mr David at to sign up.

Service Opportunities

Saturday, May 20 – Parker Woods Montessori End of Year Celebration 

Volunteers are needed from 2-6 pm to help run games, serve food and other simple jobs. Please sign up at!/showSignUp/20f0c4cadaa2ea1fc1-endofyear or contact Angela Asselin at

Thursday & Friday, June 8 & 9

Rising 9th & 10th graders are needed for 3-4 hours in the morning to serve as an audience while Clark staff refine Exeter math problems in this summer's training. These should be kids who are genial, maybe mathy (maybe not), and who are generally engagable in the learning process. Food will be provided & the volunteer hours may be used for community service hours.

July 17-22, 2017 - 37th Annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Volunteers are needed to assist Veteran athletes that will be participating in six days of intense competition consisting of 18 core sporting events. This annual event was established to introduce newly disabled Veterans to wheelchair sports, and, at the same time offer a quality competition to disabled Veterans at all levels of their rehabilitation. To learn more or volunteer for this event, visit the national website at or contact Tracy Butts at 513-487-7048.

Friday & Saturday, August 4 & 5 - Paddlefest

Volunteers are needed to assist with this event. Call or text Donna at 513-503-5080 or email her at All proceeds from this event benefit OAC the Outdoor Adventure Club that serves CPS schools to get kids outdoors, hiking, biking, kayaking, rock climbing, skiing, skating and more. Paddlefest helps promote and protect the Ohio River and is led by Brewster Rhoads.

This Week in Sports

5/16: Varsity Track ~ District Meet at New Richmond 4 pm: Girls Field Events & Boys Running Events

5/18: Varsity Track ~ District Meet at New Richmond 4 pm: Boys Field Events & Girls Running Events

5/18: Girls Lacrosse ~ Sectional Game at Mariemont 7 pm.

5/20: Varsity Track ~ District Meet at New Richmond 1 pm: Boys & Girls Running Finals.

Tennis Awards Night:  5/22 6 pm at Clark ~ Room 3005

Baseball Awards Night:  5/22: 6 pm at Clark Cafeteria

Softball Awards Night:  5/24: 6 pm at Clark Cafeteria

Lacrosse Awards Night: 5 /25: 6 pm at Clark Cafeteria

From the Clark Postsecondary Center

Please check Clark’s website frequently for all post-secondary information > Student Resources > Post-Secondary Planning 

Summer Architecture CAMP at DAAP for rising 8th & 9th grade students

Read more here:

CABUCA Scholarship – Essay Based

Summer Opportunities for Students

Gorman Heritage Farm Summer Day Camp would like to hire a Junior Farm Camp Counselor. The position is an internship and offers $1,300 for approximately 11 weeks. Training is provided and candidates must be hard workers, quick learners, excited to work with children, and wanting to learn more about farming and keeping animals. A description of the job may be found here: If interested, email Evan Brothers at to apply. There are 5 spots and they are hoping to fill them in the next 4 weeks. 

Indiana University Game Development Camp is a residential summer camp for teenagers interested in computers and making their own games. The IU Game Development Camp explores both 2D and 3D game development using cutting-edge industry technology. This is a project-based learning opportunity wherein students create a working game prototype from scratch by the end of the week. The camp offers an overnight option, which would work great for students visiting from out of town that want to stay at the Bloomington campus. There are five different one-week camps that run through the month of June. The registration deadline to sign up is May, 26th. Full details can be found here:

University of Cincinnati Information Technology - free day camp. This program is designed for students in grades 9 and 10 who show an interest in and an aptitude for learning how to program applications for Apple mobile devices. UC and representatives of the Apple Store will teach students the basics of writing code using the Swift programming language. This coding language is used to develop Apple App Store applications for devices like the iPhone and the IPad. These skills are currently in great demand in the technology job market. The coding camp will consist of approximately eight all-day sessions during the months of June and July. The sessions will be held once a week at the Kenwood Apple Store in Cincinnati. The deadline to apply is 5/15/2017. If interested, please contact Robin Storch:

The KING Program was designed specifically for Black, Latino and Asian-American males who are incoming high school juniors and seniors. Participants of the program will receive access to College Planning resources as well as enrichment in the area of standardized test-taking (ACT Prep). Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to develop Leadership, Team-Building, Identity Awareness and Personal Branding skills while networking with Business Leaders in the Cincinnati area. It’s at the University of Cincinnati, June 12-16, cost is $50, but scholarships are available. Registration Link:

This article speaks about leadership in line with what we experience at Clark every day – leadership that also reflects Montessori’s core values of Learning, Community, Hard Work, Respect and Peace. Our teachers and counselors also emphasize these values in letters for post-secondary program and scholarship applications for Clark students. Enjoy! Not Leadership Material? Good. The World Needs Followers. NY Times opinion article by Susan Cain. The glorification of leadership skills, especially in college admissions, has emptied leadership of its meaning. Read the entire article at

The Contemporary Arts Center is now accepting teen applicants for the 2017-18 schoolyear! The CAC’s monthly program welcomes teens to explore contemporary art through hands-on workshops, field trips, gallery tours and a large, student planned event for other teens in the community. The entire program is completely FREE! Students must submit their applications by May 31, 2017 and include one letter of reference from a teacher, guidance counselor or community sponsor.

Architecture Summer CAMP July 9-15 – This Summer CAMP allows students to explore their interest in architecture in a week long day camp held at the School of Architecture and Interior Design (SAID) at the University of Cincinnati. Staff is led by SAID faculty. Our program is for rising 8th and 9th grade students. Tuition is still just $75 for the entire week. Scholarships are available for families who need help with the tuition. We will be partnering with Macy’s Design and Construction Department again this year. Apply as soon as possible – there are only 32 spots available! For more information and applications, go to

Growth and Learning Opportunity

July 13–16 – The Red Cross is offering their annual Leadership Development Camp on the campus of Xavier University, for youth ages 13–17. Camp fee is $225; need-based financial assistance is available on a limited basis. A speaker is available to provide information for any interested youth or parent group. For more information, and to apply, visit or contact Diana McVey Wood at or 513.579.3095.