New Clarke Superintendent Prepares to Spark Culture of Community Pride

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The Clarke Community School District welcomes Dr. Alan Dykens as the incoming Superintendent on July 1st, filling the role vacated by the retirement of Steve Seid. Dr. Dykens comes to Clarke Schools after five successful years as PK-12 Principal of Lamoni Community Schools. Building pride in education

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Clarke Schools Asking for Public Input in Selection of New Superintendent

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The Clarke Community School board is looking to the public for guidance and input regarding the selection of the next district Superintendent. The board of education has partnered with McPherson & Jacobson, LLC, Executive Recruitment and Development to assist in the important job of finding qualified superintendent

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Clarke Senior, Kennedy Bland, Shines at 2020-21 State & National Speech Contests

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According to studies, upwards of 75-78% of the population suffers from Glossophobia, the fear of speaking in public. But for Clarke Community Schools’ senior, Kennedy Bland, that’s where she truly finds her voice. Even in a season as challenging as 2020-21 has been, Bland walked through this

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Teacher Leaders Shine In Spite Of Dark Pandemic Days

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(OSCEOLA, IA – Tuesday, JAN. 19, 2021) What can be said about the state’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) program? That it teams up mentors with new teachers to make them better educators quicker? Or that students’ academic deficiencies disappear faster? Or that it enables teachers to

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VIDEO: Clarke Community Schools Kicks off 2020-21 With Virtual Tour of Renovations

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The Clarke Community School District is in the midst of finishing up some much-needed renovations and updates to the High School / Middle School campus as well as the Elementary School and Bus Barn locations. Because of restrictions on visitors due to COVID-19, much of the progress

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Clarke Elementary Renovations Create Change in Security and Traffic

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With the closure of schools in the spring of 2020, the Clarke district took advantage of the reduced traffic at the elementary building to kick off some much needed renovations. To improve security, the main office has moved from the south-central side of the building to the

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Clarke Schools Celebrates A Special Teachers’ and Nurses’ Week

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Teachers’ week is upon us. In normal times this would, of course, be celebrated with well-wishes and messages of thanks for all of the educators who support and inspire the community. This year, though, the scenario is different. Steve Seid, Clarke Schools’ Superintendent, wanted to make a

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Clarke Community Schools – Closure Updates April 20,2020

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With the recent announcement from Governor Reynolds concerning the closing of Iowa schools, effectively ending the 2019-2020 school year, Clarke Community Schools Superintendent Steve Seid put together the following, personal message to all Clarke students and families. You can watch the video from Mr. Seid below: In

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Clarke Community Schools Update: Student Nutrition & Staff Pay

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On Tuesday, March 24th, Clarke Schools made the announcement that they would be participating in the USDA Food and Nutrition Service Summer Food Service Program. This will allow the school to provide both breakfasts and lunches for students in need of meal solutions during the closure of

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Clarke Industrial Tech Students Spark A Bright Future in Osceola

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With the unemployment rate at an all-time low and college debt an ever-growing concern, making a decision on what to do after high school is a big challenge for many students. But for Clarke Community Schools’ Senior, TJ Woods, and others in the Clarke industrial tech program,

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