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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
Volunteer Opportunity
Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity for this summer? Are you entering 7th - 12th grade? Then we have the job for you!  If interested, drop by the Clearwater Public Library to pick up a VolunTEEN application. We will be holding an informational session on Friday, May 8th at 3:30 pm. 
Hope to see you there!

Booster Club Fundraiser
This Saturday, April 18, the Clearwater Booster Club will hold their annual BBQ Fundraiser at Clonmel Hall, starting at 6:00 pm.  
The featured speaker for the event is BJ Finney, All-American Center for the KSU Wildcats.  BJ grew up most of his youth in Clearwater prior to moving to Andale.  He has been a tremendous representative of both communities and has just completed a stellar career at K-State, where he was also a football team captain for three years.
There are a limited number of tickets and few remain, ($12 for adults, $6 for Kids 12-under).  Contact any Booster Board member (Jennifer Martin in the CHS office is on the Booster board) if you are interested in purchasing tickets or making a donation to the event.  
The Clearwater Booster Club provides tremendous support for all activities programs at Clearwater High School through monetary donations, apparel, and support programs.  Please consider attending the BBQ event or making a donation to the event.

2015 Bounce Back Summer School Program
Fill out online form by April 24, 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
Clearwater Public Library Food For Fines Event
April is Food for Fines Month!
If you have overdue library materials at home, now’s the time to round them up. During Food for Fines month you can make your fines disappear while you help stock the shelves of local food bank.
Here’s how it works:
  • Bring non-expired, non-perishable food items to donate at the circulation desk of the Clearwater Public Library.
  • For each item you donate, $1 of your library fines for overdue materials will be forgiven.
  • Fines can only be forgiven on overdue materials that have been returned, so make sure you’ve looked under the bed for stray books and movies first! You can also log in to your online library account or ask staff at the library if you’re not sure which materials you currently have checked out or whether you have a fine.
  • Sorry, but Food for Fines credit cannot be applied toward fees for items that have been lost or damaged or hotspot fees.
  • ​All donations collected during Food for Fines will be donated to our local food bank.​

Clearwater Public Library Receives Grant
The Clearwater Public Library received the Kansas Book Technology Grant.  The grant will help to provide two Verizon wireless hot-spots for check-out.  
More information on the grant writers
More information on the grant

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.  

Free Dental Clinic
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Valentines Day Nursing Home Visit
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Check Out A Hotspot

Kindergarten And Pre-Kindergarten Round Up
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Driver Education Information
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