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Welcome to the Clearwater High School

Clearwater High School
1201 East Ross
Clearwater, KS 67026
Bob Mellen, Principal
Randy Vogel, Assistant Principal
Phone: (620) 584-2361
Fax (620) 584-2083
Hours: 8:00 - 3:10


Clearwater High School will provide a safe, comfortable environment in which students can develop a positive self-image and learn to be productive members of society


School Announcements
Sport updates
For sports teams records and results click on athletics button on left of page, then pick sport to see schedule and results.

  Upcoming Events   

District Announcements
Clearwater Public Library Offers WIFI Hotspot For Checkout

The Clearwater Public Library received a grant and acquired four Verizon Hotspots to check out to library patrons.  Patrons must be 18 years of age to check out.  The check out period is for seven days.  Please click here or visit the Clearwater Public Library for more information.

Kindergarten And Pre-Kindergarten Round Up

KINDERGARTEN 2015-2016                        
An informational meeting to introduce next year’s kindergartners and their parents to our school is set for Monday, April 6, 2015 at 6:30 at Elementary West. There will be pre-enrollment forms that will need to be filled out and turned in that night to start the enrollment process.  Health forms will be given out to take to the doctor and birth certificate forms will be available, if needed, to send to Topeka.  Physicals and birth certificates are required before starting school.       
Applications are now being accepted for the Clearwater USD 264 Early Childhood Program for the 2015-2016 school year.  If you have or know of a child who will be 4 on or before August 31, 2015 they are eligible to apply.  The deadline to return the application is May 1, 2015  Please call Clearwater Elementary West at 584-2081 for more information.

After Prom Silent Basket Auction
On February 20th, the After Prom committee will be hosting a Basket Auction during the CHS basketball games.  Bidding will start at 4:00 pm and will end at half time of the varsity boys basketball game.  The event will take place in the CHS commons area and the proceeds will benefit the Clearwater High School After Prom.

Driver Education Information
There will be a mandatory parent-student meeting on Thursday, March 12, at 6:30 pm in the high school theater.  The following is required to enroll on March 12, 2015 with no exceptions:
  • Students and parent/guardian must attend the parent meeting
  • Students must be 14 before January 1, 2015
  • Completed enrollment forms with social security number
  • Provide a copy of an instruction permit valid through July 1, 2015
  • Enrollment fee of $140
  • Student must be available between May 18, 2015 to June 20, 2015
  • Provide a list of medications that may affect driving
Enrollment packets will be available in the middle school and high school office after February 6, 2015,  We will not be able to schedule around camps and vacations. 

Freshmen Christmas Tree Tower
Ms. Shurtleff's freshmen English class "built" a Christmas tree out of textbooks and novels after completing a fiction unit. Freshmen Emily Colquette topped the tree with opened books. " The students enjoyed putting together the tree, but my biggest challenge was making sure that no one played Jenga with it," said Ms. Shurtleff.

School Community Service Project
The Clearwater Middle School and Intermediate center character education trait for the month of December is CARING.  The two buildings took on the "Household Helpers" project to emphasize the important of caring for others and what good a simple project can do for a community  We got in touch with the Clearwater Ministerial Alliance which runs the community food bank and asked what we could do to help out.  We came up  with collecting household cleaning and personal items.  The students in grades 4-8 donated supplies that filled 116 buckets-a total of over 1700 items.  The items in the buckets are toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, body wash, hand soap, bandaids, dish rags, dish towels, scrubbies, dishwashing soap, all purpose cleaner, paper towels, toilet paper, and trash bags.  The food bank will distribute the items during the month of December and January.

Market Day 2014 A Big Success
Our annual Market Day continues to be a success. The 2014 YE event was held in the high school commons on November 11. We had a good variety of food products for sale this year. Who doesn't like to make money?
High School Programming Team
The Clearwater High School Programming team traveled to Kansas State University on Wednesday November 5th to compete in the state wide high school programming contest.  The Clearwater Programming team was in medal contention during the first three rounds of the competition.  Unfortunately during the fourth round, they slipped down on the leaderboard and were unable to regain the lead in the closing rounds.  They finished 4th out of 40 teams.  This contest is a very competitive competition with many high level schools like Wichita, Maize, Goddard, Manhattan, Olathe, Blue Valley, Shawnee Mission and many more schools.  Kansas State Universities Programming contest is in their 23rd year which is open to all high school students.  Clearwater’s team members were Greg Clark, Adam Heppler, Cole Morrow, and Matthew Adison Townsley.  The contest consists of 5 rounds where students are giving problems to solve and have a limited time to complete it.  Points are awarded depending on how quickly they solve the problem correctly.

Colquette Performs Anglo-Saxon for Senior English
Patrick Colquette performed an Anglo-Saxon song in senior English first quarter. Ms. Shurtleff’s project instructs students to use their talents to produce some sort of presentation for the class. Patrick wrote the music to “Bede’s Death Song.” Other products included riddles, epic movie posters, and demonstrations.

CHS Yearbook News
The 2014 yearbooks are in and there are a few extra copies available for purchase in the High School office before or after school for only $45. Senior spotlight or grad ad sales have started! Honor your senior student by ordering them an advertisement in the 2015 yearbook. To reserve space for your student respond before November 7, 2014. Visit our class website for more details, a printable pdf order form, or to order online now
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