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C-Club Fundraiser Set For April 1, 2015
What do Elvis, Super Stupid, Wild Thing, Honeypot, Rigor Mortis all have in common?  They are all donkeys from Buckeye Donkey Ball LLC, and they will be in action in the Donkey Basketball Games held at the Clearwater High School gym on Wednesday, April 1st at 7:00 p.m.

Competitors will include your favorite teachers and staff from the High School, Middle School,
CIC, and Elementary West.  Also battling it out on the basketball court will be members of the Police/Fire/Ambulance, Clearwater Ministerial Alliance, and Juniors and Seniors students of Clearwater High School.
There will be three games consisting of two 6 minute periods. During intermission, there will be free donkey rides offered for the first 125 children. Only kids age 12 and under, and must be accompanied by a paying adult, are eligible for these free rides.
Advanced tickets are available at the offices of Clearwater High School and Clearwater Middle School. CHS Stuco, and C-Club, members will also being selling tickets around the community. Advanced tickets will be $6.00 (Preschool age free), and tickets at the door will be $8.00.
Call Mr. Justice or Mrs. Stearns at the High School (584-2361), if you have any questions.

Bounce Back To School
Complete form by April 1, 2015

Your child’s academic development is vital to his/her future successes. Identifying the areas that need improvement and then providing that student with additional learning experiences is one of many opportunities that our district directs time and resources toward.

“Bounce Back to School” will give K-6 students who were recommended by their teacher the opportunity to come to school up to an hour and a half each day to brush up on reading and math skills that may have gotten a little “rusty” over the long summer break. We believe that this approach will help our students get back into the swing of school and make the transition to a new grade easier. We also believe that giving students this academic boost before school starts will help them be more prepared for the learning experiences they will have early in the school year.

Classes will run from July 13th - July 31st in the morning. Transportation must be provided by the parent. If your child is recommended to take summer school, please consider the extra opportunity that the student is receiving. Space is limited so students with the highest recommendation from their teacher will be given first opportunity.

If your child was recommended please either return the registration form or complete the online form.  Please do not return the form with your child to school, either complete the online form or use the US Post Office. If you register your child for summer school, you will receive a letter in June with the exact times that your child is to attend.

If there are any questions concerning your child’s recommendation, contact your teacher. Summer School questions, contact Mike Welty at 584-2361 or e-mail at mwelty@usd264.org.

Aaron Thomas Receives Award
Aaron Thomas has been awarded $500.00 for his YE business plan, Revolution Cart, by McPherson College.  Aaron has added mobility to a shopping cart.  He plans on using the money to buy materials to make prototypes.
Aaron Thomas is in the third row, first on the left side.

Students Do Well At Academic Olympics
Mrs. Helton accompanied four students to Pratt Community College on Monday, February 23rd for the Academic Olympics.  Those students included Rachel Criswell, Cordell Robinson, Sarah Rakes and Elijah Sak. 

These four students participated in written tests on a variety of subjects.  Sarah Rakes finished second place on the English II test.  Elijah Sak finished in third place on the General Science Test. 

Blanton's Artwork Will Be On Display At The State Capitol
March is national youth art month. The Kansas Art Education Association have arranged to celebrate at the state level, which features an art exhibit at the Capitol Building in Topeka on March 7, 2015. Artwork created by K-12 students across the state will be on display. The purpose of the exhibit is to showcase the talent of Kansas students and the importance of art education. There is only room for one piece of artwork from each school to be on display. The scratchboard artwork created by Connor Blanton, Clearwater Middle School eighth grade student, has been selected to be featured in the Topeka art show this year. He titled the work A face of a true friend. Connor was inspired to draw a snake because he had a pet snake just like the one he drew in the artwork. The objective of the lesson was for students to learn how to use the art elements line, texture, and value. “The reasons I selected this artwork to represent our school was that the artwork included all components of the lesson, Connor drew nearly every scale on the snake skin, and the snake looked so realistic it could have slithered off the page,” said Tracy Collins, Clearwater Middle School art teacher. “Over one hundred and fifty students have taken an art class at CMS this year and it was very difficult to just select one artwork for the state show,” commented Collins.
Photo 1: Connor Blanton showcasing scratchboard artwork to be exhibited in the Capitol Building March 7.
Photo 2: Close up view of Connor’s artwork.

CMS Students Showcase Work In First Clearwater Art Walk - March 27
Youth Art Month provides a forum for acknowledging skills that are fostered through experience in the visual arts. Community members can support art in education by attending activities, encouraging students to take classes, visiting a museum, purchasing local artwork, or even creating art. The first Clearwater Art Walk will take place March 27, at 7 p.m. where local businesses will provide a place for artists to share their talents with the community.  Clearwater Middle School seventh and eighth grade students will join in the festivities by having artwork on display for all to enjoy. The event is free and there will be refreshments for attendees. To see more artwork created by CMS students visit www.cmsartroom.wordpress.com.

Piet Mondrian inspired paintings created by CMS 7th and 8th grade students.

Parent Archery Meeting
There will be a Parent Archery Meeting on Thursday February 5, 6:30 at the MS.  In the three links below, you will find the tournaments that we are hosting.  You are welcome to fill them out and turn them in at the meeting.  If you are not able to come to the meeting please send the registrations to school with your child.  If you have questions please contact Mark Moore mmoore@usd264.org or Hope Tjaden htjaden@usd264.org.  

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