With an all-new crew of eighth-grade Hawks taking the lead with the guidance of sponsor and writing teacher Kevin Powers, we bring Courier News readers good news from the halls, rooms, and spaces of your hometown middle school for the first time since March 2020.
You will find short pieces below related to areas of learning and fun in our building from classes and sports to our amazing Explore to Soar clubs and the brand-new Hawk Time Experience at Clinton Middle School: A college and career Academy.
A brand-new ‘experience
By Elle Schnakenberg and Natalie White
Clinton Middle students start every morning with The Hawk Time Experience.
Hawk Time is an opportunity for teachers and students to build community and work toward a common goal.
Students work with teachers in more of a club setting to provide service for the school and community.
Take this newspaper column, for example. Hawk Talk is one of more than 30 clubs working every morning to help Clinton Middle shine.
Dean of Students Hope Holdaway spoke to us on the importance of the Hawk Time Experience: “The Hawk Time Experience was created to help our middle schoolers feel a sense of belonging, as well as a time to spend time with friends.”
Throughout the year, students will report on how the program is working toward its goal of improving student involvement and culture.
Holdaway feels it has been a success so far, saying, “The students seem excited about Hawk Time. The teachers enjoy being able to spend time with students as well as being a part of a club or team.”
Other Hawk Time experiences include teams making daily/weekly announcements with Google slides, a student TV news report, and learning about filmmaking or Tennessee history or botany or world cultures, and, recently, our Civil Air Patrol HTE joined up with Clinton High School’s JROTC for a field trip to see the Blue Angels in Knoxville.
We look forward to reporting more stories on the Hawk Time Experience as the year progresses.
Until next week …