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District Announcements
New Superintendent News
Clearwater had four excellent finalists in the search for a new superintendent.  After careful thought and consideration the board has offered the position to Dr. Diane Gross, current superintendent of Fort Scott USD 234. Dr. Gross has accepted the position and will officially begin her duties as superintendent of Clearwater USD 264 on July 1, 2014.



PTO Elections
PTO Elections will be held on Monday, April 28th at 7pm in the CIC Cafeteria.  We are in desperate need of new members as many of our long time members are stepping down or moving on!  If you have considered getting involved, now is the time!  We are filling all positions!  President, Vice-President (building rep), Secretary, Treasurer, Box Tops, PowWow, Santa's Secret Shop, Fundraising Coordinator, Band Parent, etc. Whether you're a stay at home parent, work full time or a grandparent, we have roles for everyone!  Step up by yourself or bring along a buddy and co-chair a position.  For more info please contact Haley Weidman at haleyayoung@yahoo.com or mark your calendars and plan to attend April 28th!  We need new faces and hope to see you there!!



Bob Mellen to receive KIAAA Athletic Director of the Year
Bob Mellen, Athletic Director/Principal Clearwater High School will be identified as the 2014 KIAAA Athletic Director of the Year recipient by the Kansas Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (KIAAA), on April 11th, 2014. The award will be presented during the state conference for athletic administrators at the Double Tree by Hilton Wichita Airport, in Wichita, Kansas. This award is provided annually by the KIAAA, for recognition of meritorious dedication to High School and Middle School Athletics.

Mr. Mellen has been the AD for 20 years in the Clearwater School District, 16 at the high school and 4 years at the middle school. He has been in education for 31 years total, with 27 of those years being with Clearwater. He has served the dual role of AD/principal for 4 years. Prior to his current assignment he was an assistant principal/AD, business teacher for 15 years, and head/assistant coach in football, basketball and track. Bob is an officer for the AVCTL, he is on the KSHSAA Board of Directors, and he is on the KIAAA Board of Directors. He graduated from Fredonia High School, he received his education degree from Emporia State University and his masters in administration from Wichita State.

Congratulations!


2014 Bounce Back to School Summer School Program
If your child was recommended for Summer School please complete the online form by May 1, 2014.

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 14th-August 1st 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


Pre-Kindergarten 2014-2015
Applications are now being accepted for the Clearwater USD 264 Early Childhood Program for the 2014-2015 school year. If you have or know of a child who will be 4 on or before August 31, 2014 they are eligible to apply. The deadline to return the application is May 1st. Please call Clearwater Elementary West at 584-2081 for more information. 



Tutoring Available - The Curious Cricket
Tutoring and Assisting Students (5th-8th) for the Future

Tutoring by Jaden Mount (Currently a CHS Junior, student of Clearwater High School’s Youth Entrepreneurs Class)

Able to tutor/assist in the following areas: Math, History, Science, and English

References available upon request

Tutoring/assisting can occur at the middle school cafeteria, over Skype, or at student’s home with parental supervision

Contact Info: (Email) jaden.mount@gmail.com



Alumni & Friends Dinner
Alumni, Former Students, Faculty & Friends of CHS are invited to attend Saturday, September 20, 2014, 6:30 p.m. at the Clearwater High School Commons.
The cost is $12 per person, payable to CHS Alumni Association (Please include year(s) of CHS graduation and maiden name on checks). Make your reservations by Tuesday, September 16 by contacting Betty Jo House at 620-584-2407
For more information, please click here.


 
Count your Kid In Clinic

The Kansas Department of Education invites you to attend a free Count Your Kid In screening (Please check dates below).   Count Your Kid In screenings are sponsored by the Sedgwick County Area Educational Services Interlocal Cooperative, 620 Industrial Road, Box 760, Goddard, Ks., 67052.  The purpose of the screening is to assess children age birth through five in the areas of walking, talking, seeing, hearing, and learning.  For a free appointment call 316-794-8641 Mondays through Fridays 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The staff will assist you in the identification of any needs your child may have and in locating services to meet those needs.  Y
 
The screenings are for children ages 0-5 who reside in the following districts: Maize, Burrton, Sedgwick, Renwick, Cheney, Conway Springs, Clearwater, Goddard, and Valley Center.  This is not a “kindergarten screening.”

 Future Screenings:

April 25, 2014 Conway Springs
May 9, 2014 Cheney

For more information, please click here.


School Connect

Parents and supporters of Clearwater Schools, now you can keep up with what’s happening at our district anywhere, anytime, right from your smart phone with School Connect.  School Connect is a free mobile app that enables you to stay connected to your student’s school and have school information sent directly to you, wherever and whenever you need it. Whether it’s game day scores, updates on the school play, access to grade books, emergency notifications or even classroom reminders from your teachers—School Connect makes all this information available from one place. Anyone with a smart phone can download School Connect from the Apple and Android app stores for free. With the help of Jostens, our school is proud to introduce this helpful app to you.  To learn more about School Connect, visit www.schoolconnectservices.com
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