by Loren Gillette Clarke schools require every senior to be CPR certified before graduation day. Every March, the senior class at Clarke High School takes a two-hour CPR training course in the auditorium. The class is entirely free. The class must be completed before students are able to walk at graduation. Students are first taught … Continue reading Clarke students learn CPR
by Pam Curtis Students at Clarke use a variety of hacks to get through their day. Some save pictures of their schedule to their lock screen so they know what time the bell rings.”Im so forgetful, that it just helps especially when the bells don't ring” said Michelle Jenkins, junior Others pair up with friends … Continue reading Life hacks for surviving school
by Jake Burk Clarke High school will be experiencing a remodel this summer. This remodel will take place on the lunch room. The current lunchroom is too small for the amount of students that the High School has. This remodel will be very modern and very big. “It’s going to be classy,” said Mr. Seid. … Continue reading Construction happening this summer
by Sara Andrews Justin Stoulil, physical education teacher, has begun preparing for his second year as a Clarke baseball coach. “I’m very excited for the season to start and I have a lot of great players to work with.” There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning … Continue reading New coach to turn baseball program around
by Sara Andrews Damon Helgevold, Adam Smith, and Skylar Johnson returned to the state competition to compete for a second time at PLaza Lanes on February 23rd. The boy bowlers have put hard work and dedication into this program. The Clarke bowling team had an outstanding season this year, not to mention the female bowler … Continue reading Here comes the BOOM!
by Breana Lowry Teachers and students have different opinions on how they should teach and students should learn, but those opinions can affect how the student does on their assignments or that specific class. Parents ask why the students are failing this certain class. The teachers say they don't do their homework or don't pay … Continue reading Clarke students grades may be affected by the teaching style
by Dustan Van Loon Finding ways to pass the time after school and on the weekends in Osceola, Iowa, with only a couple of parks, a movie theatre, and the athletic facilities, can be difficult for some students at Clarke. Alexis Carson, a sophomore, said that students should, “go outside and do things, exercise, do … Continue reading Clarke students explain positive, negative ways to pass the time
by Damon Helgevold Being the reigning Class 3A state champions brings pride, not pressure to Coach Lindsay Diehl. “Coach D,” as the girls call her, said the only pressure her team should feel is the pressure she puts on them to put in the time during the off-season to get better. “Halfway through the season, … Continue reading Pressure not a problem for reigning champs
by Mary Hadley Marion Blumenthal-Lazan visited Clarke Community High School on February 23, 2015 to educate students, faculty members, and members of the community about her experiences during the Holocaust. When she was first brought to the camp, she remembers seeing the vicious attack dogs. Every time 80-year-old Blumenthal-Lazan sees a German shepherd, she feels … Continue reading Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan speaks to students at Clarke High School
by Loren Gillette Clarke students have caught the procrastination bug. We all suffer from stress, but the cure is here. Managing your time wisely could save you stress, anxiety, and maybe even your grades. When you’re going to school and participating in extracurricular activities on top of keeping a part-time, or even full time job, … Continue reading Time management for busy bees!
by Loren Gillette Here at Clarke our recycling program is something we take seriously and if you haven't hopped on the bandwagon, now is your chance. Most people don’t really put a lot of thought into tossing their empty pop can into the trash. You see it every day at gas stations, school, work, nearly … Continue reading Rethink recycling
by Celeste Lopez Like many high school students, you may have a job working part-time. A great thing about this experience is that it not only will earn you money but also will challenge you and teach you new skills and qualities about yourself. Having a part-time job in high school is a balancing act … Continue reading Struggling with High School and Part-Time Job?
by Hannah Reisinger When we were given the assignment to do a high school portfolio, it appeared to be a task that was viewed by many, myself included, as impossible. It also felt like we were wasting a lot of time on something that didn’t seem worth the effort. Writing all the career articles, sitting … Continue reading Students express their thoughts about portfolio
by Hannah Reisinger Clarke teachers take into consideration several factors when choosing a car to drive. A lot of our Clarke teachers don’t live in town so the more gas mileage a car has, the more cost friendly it is for them. Another reason is safety. Many teachers carpool to work instead of driving their … Continue reading Clarke teachers are being more fuel efficient
by Dania Echeveste As most Clarke high school students know, involvement and keeping up with everything can become stressful at times. Students are expected to bring the best of themselves everyday to school, but think about the late night practices, homework, or even work. How does everything fit together? Managing time is quite hard to … Continue reading 3 steps to ease your time management
by Dania Echeveste Do you have what it takes to be Mr. Irresistible? Mr. Irresistible, is just around the corner and will be held in the auditorium on March 27th at 7:00. Each ticket is $2. The Mr. Irresistible contest was first introduced by Mr. May in 2009 and continued for a few years, but … Continue reading Mr. Irresistible contest coming back to CCHS
by Dustan Van Loon At Clarke High School there are many students who participate in sports throughout the school year and many take their pre-game rituals very seriously. Jake Leeps, junior, was asked, what things he thinks help him prepare for football games. He said, “I usually take a nap, pray, and do the team prayer … Continue reading Students pre-game habits help success on field
by Pam Curtis On Tuesday February 17th in the high school's auditorium the Clarke choirs came together to pull off a talent showcase called pure imagination. "I'm really excited to perform and have fun with all my friends," said Alexis Devore, senior as they gathered backstage just moments before the lights came on. "Wow, I … Continue reading Clarke choirs pull off a talent show, Pure Imagination.
by Damon Helgevold Coaching and teaching go hand in hand. According to coaches who teach, the relationship they have with their athletes are outstanding. If a student went to a large 4A school here in the state of Iowa, they probably wouldn’t see their coach until it was time for practice or even load the … Continue reading Treat coaches with respect; treat teachers with even more
by Caleb Hanson I have always heard driving the nicest, newest American car in high school makes you cool and gets you all of the ladies, but does it really make you that cool? Now-a-days kids want the car that can get the best gas mileage since the gas prices continue to go up. Dustan … Continue reading Does driving the best car in high school make you cool?