Announcements week of May 22, 2017

May 18, 2017

Events this week

High School Exams  

  • Mon.  May 22  - Bells 1 & 6; 
  • Tues.  May 23 – Bells 2, 5 & 3; 
  • Wed. May 24 – Bells 4, 5 & 7

Last day of school – Thurs. May 25 

Graduation – Fri. June 2, 6 pm, XU Cintas Center

All are welcome to join us and celebrate the advancement of our graduates!

Clark laptops & associated equipment past due

  • All take-home laptops, chargers, cases and Kajeet hotspots (if issued) were due to 7th bell teachers on Friday May 19th.
  • Charges will be added to powerschool for any equipment not turned in by this Thursday, May 24th.

New Taipei City Exchange Student Program 

In October/November 2017, Cincinnati Public Schools will again welcome about 24 New Taipei City students to Cincinnati for three weeks (10/22/2017 to 11/11/2017). Host families are needed.  If you or any of your friends are interested,  check out the New Taipei Host Family webpage and please complete the New Taipei Host Family application  as soon as possible. (Note: in the first drop down, please select "Next Year 2017.")  The high school student exchange program between Cincinnati and New Taipei City is one of the key Youth Ambassadors programs sponsored by the Cincinnati-USA Sister City Association. These exchanges allow students in both cities to experience different cultures and educational systems, expand personal perspective and build up international friendship. 

For more information about the program, visit the NTC Student Exchange Website or contact Jack Chung, 513-576-2547, with the Cincinnati-New Taipei Sister City Committee. 

Clark Band Program - Instruments needed

If you have a lonely instrument in a closet or somewhere in the basement, even if it needs some repair,  please consider donating  it to the Clark Band Program.  The Clark band program has over 120 participating members.  Currently, over 80% of our students use school owned instruments which has steadily increased about 10% per year over the past 10 years. We hate to turn students away because of lack of instruments or finances. Help us continue to provide for our students and keep the music alive.

If you would like to make a monetary donation, you can make checks payable to Clark Music Boosters, send cash or we can take credit card. A donation letter can be provided for tax purposes.  Contact Josh Roderer, 513-363-7183, for more information.

Community Service Opportunities

Clark Grounds Beautification

Summer Wednesdays, 8:00-11:00 am Starting May 31, families & students are invited to join us on Wednesday mornings as we spruce up our gardens and grounds! Students can earn 27 hours if they attend all sessions. We have some tools, but bringing your own will be much appreciated.

Test out Exeter Math Problems – Thurs./Fri. 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 .

37th Annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games – July 17-22

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 Veterans Wheelchair Games website or contact Tracy Butts @ 513-487-7048.

Paddlefest – Fri./Sat. Aug. 4 & 5 

Volunteers are needed to assist with this event.  Email Donna Luggens or call/text her at 513-503-5080. 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 Cincinnati paddling legend Brewster Rhoads.


For more information about sports, see our Athletics webpage or our dedicated Athletics website.

Clark Cougars Summer Camps

See the Clark Cougar summer camps flyer for information about all of our great sports camps.

Events this week

5/22: Fall soccer meeting – 7:00 pm, Clark gym

5/22: Tennis Awards Night – 6:00 pm, Ms. Ann Bak's Classroom

5/22: Baseball Awards Night – 6:00 pm, Clark "Cafe"

5/23: MS Cross Country information session (for rising 7th- and 8th-graders) – 2:45-4:00 pm, Rm. 3003 (Cmty. 100) 

(Parents do not have to attend the meeting but can email Paul Tran for additional information.  After the info session, the students may choose to participate in a small recreational activity with fellow runners and coaches. )

5/24: Cheer Tryouts – 2:45pm, Clark "Cafe"

5/24: Summer bowling meeting – 3:00 pm, Clark "Cafe"

5/24: Softball Awards Night:  6:00 pm, Clark "Cafe"

5/25: Lacrosse Awards Night – 6:00 pm, Clark "Cafe"

Postsecondary Planning

See our Postsecondary webpages for additional information.

CABUCA Essay Contest for scholarship – Deadline June 1st!

The Cincinnati Assoc. of Black University and College Alumni (CABUCA) is holding an essay contest for high school seniors to win $500 towards books if they attend a historically black college. See the CABUCA Essay Contest webpage for more details or download CABUCA essay contest instructions/application

Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) FREE 2017/2018 Youth Program – Application due May 31!

  • What: Once a month, teens explore contemporary art through hands-on workshops, field trips, gallery tours and a large, student-planned event for other teens in the community
  • Cost: Free!
  • Application Deadline: May 31, 2017
  • Details: Must include ONE letter of reference from a a teacher, guidance counselor, or community sponsor with the application

Summer opportunities 

  • Paid Summer Internship at Gorman Heritage Farm 
    • 5 Junior Farm Camp Counselors are needed, and positions need to be filled in the next 4 weeks  
    • The position is an internship and offers $1,300 for approximately 11 weeks
    • Training is provided  
    • Candidates must be hard workers, quick learners, excited to work with children, and want to learn more about farming and keeping animals 
    • For more information, visit the Gorman Heritage Farm counselor webpage; email Evan Brothers to apply
  • IU Game Development Camp – June 2017 
    • Who: 13-17 year-olds
    • What: Five different residential, week-long summer camps for teenagers (one specifically for girls!) interested in computers and making their own games
    • Where: Indiana University, Bloomington campus
    • Cost: $695, with a $200 scholarship available
    • Registration deadline: May 26, 2017
    • Registration & information: Visit the Indiana U Game Camp webpage
    • Details: The IU Game Development Camp explores both 2D and 3D game development using cutting-edge industry technology. This is a project-based learning opportunity in which students create a working game prototype from scratch by the end of the week.  
  • UC Architecture Summer CAMP – July 9-15
    • Who: Rising 8th & 9th grade students
    • Where: the School of Architecture and Interior Design (SAID) at the University of Cincinnati.
    • Cost: $75 for the entire week, with scholarships available 
    • Information and application: visit UC's DAAP Architecture Camp webpage – Apply as soon as possible – there are only 32 spots available!
    • Details: Camp is led by SAID faculty, and they will be partnering with Macy’s Design and Construction Department again this year.   
  • Redcross Leadership Development Camp – July 13–16, Xavier University
    • Who: youth ages 13 – 17.  
    • Cost: $225; some financial aid is available
    • Application deadline:  May 15, 2017
    • Information and application:  go to the Red Cross Leadership Development Camp webpage or contact Diana McVey Wood; 513-579-3095
    • Details: A speaker is available to provide information for any interested youth or parent group
  • UC's KING Program for Black, Latino and Asian-American males -  June 12-16 
    • Who: Black, Latino and Asian-American males who are rising high school juniors and seniors
    • What: Access to college planning resources and enrichment in ACT prep; opportunity to develop Leadership, Team-Building, Identity Awareness and Personal Branding skills while networking with Business Leaders in the Cincinnati area
    • Where: University of Cincinnati
    • Cost: $50, but scholarships are available.  
    • Registration: visit the King Program for Black, Latino, and Asian-American Males webpage.