Announcements Week of Sept.5 2017

September 3, 2017

Principal's letter

As we watched the events in Texas unfold this past week, many of our students, staff and families wondered what we might do to help.  Houston, like Cincinnati, is home to many Montessori programs, including the first independent Montessori high school in the nation, School in the Woods.  They are gathering resources on behalf of other Montessori programs in the area.  If you would like to help with this effort, please let us know. 

“Within the child lies the fate of the future.” –Maria Montessori


Events this week

LABOR DAY – No School - Monday, September 4

LSDMC- 4:00pm-5:15pm (RM 1009) - Tuesday, September 5

HS Boys Basketball parent 7:00pm (Cafeteria) - Wednesday, September 6


Save the Date

Seniors & Families- College Application Meeting- 6:30-7:30pm- Tuesday, September 12

Homecoming Dance- Friday, September 15

Homecoming Football Game- Saturday, September 16

Picture Re-take Day- October 2


Hosting Exchange Students

AFS - yearlong hosting opportunity

AFS liaisons are working to find a permanent host family for one of our exchange students. Ideally, this would be a family with one or more children at Clark. If anyone is interested in hosting, they can contact Susan Kleiman at 513-543-8308,

New Taipei City – 2 week hosting opportunity

The high school student exchange program between Cincinnati and New Taipei City, Taiwan is one of the key Youth Ambassadors programs sponsored by the Cincinnati-USA Sister City Association.  We are currently recruiting the host families 10/22/2017 to 11/11/2017.   If you or any of your friends are interested, please complete the online application as soon as possible. You can find the application at the following link On the Host Family Online Application Form, in the first drop down, please select "Next Year 2017." 


Service Learning Club

Come help your community.  Be the change you want to see in the world.  Service Learning Club meets Thursdays in Craig's room 2016 from 2:45-3:45. 


Peer Leaders

Our second Peer Leaders meeting is this coming Tuesday, September 5th after-school in Jake Towner's room 2006! We are looking for new members! This group of 7–12th-grade students promotes our Montessori values of Learning, Community, Peace, Respect, and Hard Work.


Prom Committee

Juniors or Seniors interested in being on the Prom Committee: Meetings are every Friday during lunch - See Sherry in the Clark office


Eclipse Glasses

We are still collecting used eclipse glasses for Astronomers without Borders. Collection boxes are outside the cafeteria and Room 3022. This organization will send the used glasses to schools in South America and Asia for the next eclipse in 2019. (The glasses expire after three years.) Please bring glasses in by Friday, September 15th.


Community Service Opportunities

Cincinnati Area Senior Services Annual 5K Run/Walk – Sun. Sept. 10, 8:00am, Spring Grove Cemetery

Please join us to volunteer to cheer on runners and walkers. Clark students participate every year. Information and a volunteer form are attached.  Please email Shaquanna Metcalf or call 513-559-4501

Scavenger Hunt: We are in need of volunteers to help at the Mt. Washington Community Scavenger Hunt on! The hunt begins at Mt. Washington School, 1730 Mears Ave. We need volunteers from 8:15 am-1:30pm free refreshments and a t-shirt will be given to all volunteers. Volunteers need to be 15 years of age or older. If you are interested contact Ilene Hayes at or call 363-3835 Saturday, September 23rd


Fundraising Opportunities

Great Parks of Hamilton County School Fundraiser

Get your Hamilton County park passes through our annual fundraiser!  




**Cougar Club T-shirts are available for students in the A.D's office for $25. Cougar Club T-shirts allows free entry for the student into all home Clark athletic events. 

**Athletic Booster passes are now available. Please contact Athletic Director, Brian Meyer, at 513.363.7080 or for more information.

Important Notes:

**Student workers needed for games. Time working games can qualify as community service hours. See Zach Stakely in the Athletics Office. 

**HS Girls Basketball: Strength & Conditioning in Weight room (Every Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30-4:15)

**Athletics is looking for an individual be our Cougar mascot – see Brian if interested!


Next Week’s Game Schedule

Sep-5 Girls Junior High Volleyball @Cincinnati Country Day 4:30pm (8th)/5:30pm (7th) 

Sep-5 Girls JV/Varsity Volleyball Cincinnati Country Day 5pm/6pm

Sep-5 Girls Junior High Soccer Summit   5:45pm (@Clark)

Sep-7 Girls/Boys Varsity Soccer @CHCA   5pm/7pm 

Sep-7 Girls Junior High Soccer Norwood   4:30pm (@Clark)

Sep-7 Girls Junior High Volleyball Summit   5:15pm (8th Grad Only)

Sep-7 Girls JV/Varsity Volleyball @Summit   5pm/6pm

Sep-8 Boys Varsity Football @ Gamble   7pm (@Stargel)

Sep-9 High School Cross Country @Tiffin   9:35am

Sep-9 Junior High Cross Country @ Princeton 8am

Sep-9 Girls /Boys Varsity Soccer Deer Park   4pm/6pm (@ Withrow)


Postsecondary Planning

For more information about college/career events and opportunities, check the Postsecondary Planning webpage.


Seniors & Families: College Application Meeting – Sept. 12, 6:30-7:30 pm, Clark "Cafe"

We will discuss the ins & outs of managing the college application process and how students will work with the Clark Postsecondary Planning Office through the application process. We also look forward to introducing students and families to our new postsecondary advisor, Dawn Flanigan-Johnson.