Local Support Pushes Clarke iJag Program to Success Beyond Expectations

iJag students at Clarke High School in Osceola, Iowa

The iJag program that was implemented in the Clarke Community School district just last year has seen some spectacular results. With the support from local businesses and organizations, the fledgling startup program more than doubled their student enrollment and saw some spectacular results for program participants as well as those supporting businesses!
Check out the latest feature on how the new iJag program is inspiring local students to envision (and effectively pursue) brighter and more rewarding futures…

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – Clarke Schools Delay Start Date

In a special announcement made on August 18th, 2023, Clarke Community Schools’ Superintendent, Kurt DeVore, announced that the 2023-24 school-year start date for the district will be delayed.
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Clarke’s New Superintendent: Committed to Collaboration and Growth

As the new school year prepares to kick off, The Clarke Community School District will be under new leadership. Mr. DeVore, the new Clarke Superintendent, officially took the helm for the district in the first week of July and is already making big progress.

Being the first Clarke Superintendent to take up residence in the community in more than a decade, the signs of commitment and longevity have quickly been established.

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New HS Principal, Blazevich to Focus on Building Community, Increasing Successes

Clarke Community Schools welcomes new HS Principal, Mr. Joseph Blazevich to the administration team. With a 30+ year history of community leadership and educational excellence, Mr. Blazevich is looking forward to leading Clarke into the future.
Take a look at the latest feature for more details …

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Clarke Welcomes Fresh Perspective & Passion in New Activities Director

With fresh perspective and a passion for community, Derek Van Blarcom starts this year as the new Activities Director for Clarke Community Schools. With extensive experience with programs ranging from community college training to Division 1 competition, Van Blarcom’s focus will be on building a winning #OneTribe culture far into the future.
Check out the latest feature to learn more about Mr. Van Blarcom and his plans for the Clarke tribe…

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CCDC May Community Grants and Donations Exceed $100,000

In May’s Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) board meeting, a handful of non-profits and organizations from around the community took advantage of more than $100,000 of approved grants and donation support through the CCDC. Organizations throughout Osceola and Clarke County, Iowa look to the CCDC for support

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Clarke Students Show Significant Improvement in Year-End Testing

Great news from Clarke Community Schools to end out the 2022-23 school year: Clarke students saw marked improvements in recent year-end testing. The ISASP test scores went up across the district and showed a great path to success for students and teachers alike!
Take a look at the latest release to learn more about student success at Clarke…

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Clarke Industrial Tech Students Show Off Real-World Skills

Clarke Industrial tech students came together with local manufacturing mentors to showcase student achievements in an annual welding event. The students teamed up with local experts to test skills and showcase talents on new projects for the city.
Click through to the latest feature to read more about the growing student participation and the skills they’re picking up for their futures…

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Randy Bolton, Longtime Clarke Coach, Teacher, Administrator reflects on “Clarke Connection.”

It’s always bittersweet when we say “So long” to teachers and administrators from the Clarke school district. Today we bid a fond farewell to Mr. Randy Bolton, Clarke Activities Director with more than two decades with the district.
You can read more about Mr. Bolton’s reflections of his time at Clarke and future plans through the link …

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