Sponsor:  Jennifer Gleason

The Hoosier Academic Super Bowl is a competition that tests students knowledge of a theme in 4 different content areas: Math, English, Science, and Social Studies. Students compete in teams of 3 against other schools in order to see who can answer the most questions correctly out of 25. The callout typically takes place in late January. The team competition takes places at the end of April.

Sponsor: Kyle Scheffer

5th-8th grade: Yes, it is open to all students, including 5th grade. Mr. Scheffer is the sponsor.

Sponsor: Joe Skvarek

Sponsor: Margaret Govert

The Friendship Club is a fun club that promotes kindness both in the school and community.

Sponsor:  Allison Young

Math Counts is a math competition funded by the National Society of Professional Engineers and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. It is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. It consists of a local contest in February with an individual paper and pencil round, calculator round, and team round. There is also an individual oral round for the top finishers. Winners of the local competition advance to state. State winners advance to the national competition. Scholarships can be won at the state and national level.

Sponsor:  Angela Bartolomeo

The National Junior Honor Society at Clark Middle School is an organization that promotes appropriate recognition for its students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, leadership, character, service, and citizenship.

Students are eligible to apply for membership in NJHS in seventh and eighth grade provided they have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.33.  In addition to academic excellence, selection for membership is based on exhibited leadership, honorable and admirable character, service demonstrating that the prospective member is willing to use talents and skills for the improvement of society.  Selection for membership is by a faculty committee and is based on their assessments of the candidates’ scholarship, leadership, character, service, and citizenship.  Additionally, all teachers at CMS are given the opportunity to provide feedback on prospective members.  Each prospective candidate’s conduct and behavior are also assessed.

Sponsor: Nadia Giedemann

7th & 8th grade Clark poms perform both pom and jazz routines. Our season is from tryouts in May through mid February. We practice about 3 hours per week after school. We also have practices and dance camps throughout the summer months to work on technique and improve skill. We perform at the home football and basketball half-times. We also compete locally in January and February. Clark poms are expected to follow all Lake Central rule and guidelines. They are to model the best practices in academics as well as behavior. All girls must keep a “B” or better grade in all subjects to perform. While previous dance experience is not required, it may be beneficial. Any seventh or eighth grade girl may tryout.

Sponsors: Jen Gleason and Agnes Kaeb

Spell bowl consists of a competitive team of up to 16 students who learn the spellings of approximately 1,600 words.

Sponsors: Jen Gleason and Jeff Magdziarz

Student Council is a student run organization dedicated to providing fun and meaningful activities for Clark Middle School students. During the school year, the student council members organize events such as the Toy Drive Dance, Holiday Donut Sales, Crush Sale, and Jar Wars. Student Council members are chosen by each advisory at the beginning of the school year. The elected members meet once monthly for a general meeting and have numerous committee meetings.

Sponsor: Mark Walton

The Concert band classes are split by grade level and run the full year. Students learn to read music and achieve a basic mastery of their instrument within their 3 years at Clark. Students participate in the Winter & Spring Concerts, and the ISSMA Contest for 7th & 8th grades. The Jazz Band is selected from the band members by audition at the beginning of the school year with practices before school on Tues. & Thurs. mornings at 7:30. Jazz Band students participate in the ISSMA Jazz Contest and a Jazz Concert. Contact Mr. Walton for further information at mwalton@lcscmail.com.

Sponsor: Jennifer Lindholm

Cheerleading Requirements: Cheerleading tryouts are usually held in March the week before spring break. The cheerleading squads consist of 8 – 7th grade girls and 8 – 8th grade girls. For tryouts girls are required to perform 1 chant, 1 cheer, a 4 8-count dance, 3 jumps, and best tumbling skill. Grades are the number 1 priority. To maintain an academic focus, all cheerleaders are expected to achieve mastery (B- or better) in all classes. Squad members must attend practices before or after school for approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours. Practice are 2-3 times a week. Please be aware that there are scheduled practices during the summer. Cheerleading season begins April through December. Squad members MUST attend every scheduled football and basketball home and away games. Football games are on Wednesdays; basketball games are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Football season begins the end of August through the 2nd week of October. Basketball season runs from November through December. Camp is mandatory for every cheerleader. It is usually scheduled in June after school is dismissed for one week. Cheerleaders attend one competition during the season.

Sponsor: Christina Arroyo

Clark’s Swing Choir is a combination of 7th and 8th graders, who have auditioned to be accepted. Students from all the performing groups in the choral program are eligible. We rehearse every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 7:30 AM until 8:37 AM for the entire school year. Dance routines are included for one song in each concert. Singing is the focus, however. Tryouts are held after the May concert for the upcoming year.

Sponsor: Trish Ptaszek

The Ecoteens is a group of 5th to 8th grade students who are interested in making a difference in the world’s environment. Eco Teen members are responsible for maintaining the courtyard, and promoting Green practices throughout Clark. The Ecoteens is always looking for new members who will bring innovative ideas to make Clark more eco-friendly. We generally meet once a week.

Sponsor: Jennifer Gleason

Sponsor: Kayla Klein

Sponsor: Jeff Magdziarz

Student Council is a student run organization dedicated to providing fun and meaningful activities for Clark Middle School students.

Sponsor: Tammy Hart

Sponsors: Bob Gustas