District Vision, Mission & Goals

Vision Statement

The vision of the Clear Lake Community School District is that ALL our students will have the tools to build a productive future and reach their dreams.

Mission Statement

The Clear Lake Community School District provides appropriate quality instruction for all students in a learning environment that is continually improved through staff professional learning and supported by our stewardship of allocated resources. (Revised 2012-2013 by CL Board of Education)

Goals of Clear Lake Community Schools

Goal #1: Improve academic performance for all students, including defined goals in reading, math and science.

Goal #2: Foster student growth in social, emotional, citizenship and workplace skills.

Goal #3: Provide high levels of learning supports for students and staff.

Goal #4: Utilize district resources to maximize an efficient and effective organization.

Goal #5: Engage parents and community in the accomplishment of the district’s student learning goals.

Clear Lake Community Schools Equal Opportunity Employment & Affirmative Action Statement

The Clear Lake Community School District endorses and supports the concept of affirmative action.

It is the policy of the Clear Lake Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, creed, age (Employment only), marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (students/program only) in its educational programs or employment practices as required by the Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the l972 Education Amendments.

Prior to a final offer of employment for any position (involving contact with students) the District may perform background checks. The District may determine on a case-by-case basis that, based on the duties, some positions within the district will require more thorough background checks. Based upon the results of the background checks, the District will determine whether an offer will be extended.

The District will also provide a fair and supportive work environment for all employees regardless of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age or disability.

Inquiries or grievances related to this policy may be directed to the Superintendent of Schools, to the Director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, to the Director of the Region VII Office of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Kansas City, Missouri, or to the Region VII Office of Civil Rights within the United States Department of Education in Kansas City.

Come Walk With Us!

This Friday, October 7, students and staff at Clear Lake Middle School would like to invite family and friends along for a walk.  This is in connection to the “Start Somewhere Walk” being used as a kick-off for Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative, launched by Gov. Terry Branstad.  The 1K (0.62 miles) walk is intended to help jump start an effort across the state to challenge Iowans to become the healthiest state in the nation by 2016.

Similar walks are being planned across the state this Friday.  We would like to invite family and friends for this event as part of spreading a positive message for the importance of living a healthy lifestyle in our community.  Please note that we will be meeting at both the middle school and Sunset buildings with your student’s grade.

Let’s take a small step together and pave the way to improve our health and happiness!

What: 1K Walk (0.62 miles)

Who: Teachers, Students, Family and Friends

When: Friday, October 7 @ 8:10 AM (Grades 7 & 8) /  Friday, October 7 @ 12:30 PM (Grade 6)

Where: 7th and 8th Grade Homerooms will start from the grass lot on the south side of building at the middle school 6th Grade Homerooms will start from the playground on the south side of building at Sunset.

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