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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 https://www.ntcexchange.com/host-families/. 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.
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.
Juniors or Seniors interested in being on the Prom Committee: Meetings are every Friday during lunch - See Sherry in the Clark office
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
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 email@example.com or call 363-3835 Saturday, September 23rd
Great Parks of Hamilton County School Fundraiser
Get your Hamilton County park passes through our annual fundraiser!
THIS WEEK IN SPORTS
**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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
**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)
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.