WELCOME TO MASON-CLARK MIDDLE SCHOOL

  • Home of the Cardinals!

    Mason-Clark Middle School, in East St. Louis, Illinois, is a large middle school serving students in grades 5-8.

    Mason-Clark Middle School is named for the great community members Dr. William Mason and the late Douglas W. Clark. Douglas W. Clark was a great Math educator for over 30 years in East St. Louis and is the namesake of the Math-A-Thon each year. Dr. William Mason was a former mayor of the city of East St. Louis and had been Superintendent of School District 189.

    Please continue to visit our website as we add new information and features to connect with students, staff, teachers, parents, community, and Alumni.   


    Congratulations to the Boy's Basketball Team for winning Sectionals!

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    Warm Up With a Good Book

    What could be better this time of year than curling up with a great book?  

    This winter make sure you visit your school library to check out a good book and curl up by the fireplace for a good read. 

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    Leukemia & Lymphoma Pennies for Patients Begins!!!

    The month of March is Student Council's big service project which is Pennies for Patients.  ALL funding gets donated to the St. Louis Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Our school's Campaign manager is Rebekah Bogacz, and all donations service the St. Louis and Metro East area.  The funding goes to help families with transportation to and from getting care at their local medical facilities as well as searching for a cure.  Our goal for a school is $2018.00.    
     
    Classes will compete against each other to win a free Olive Garden Meal enough for the whole class.  The top three classes will receive pennants to display in the classroom. Due to scheduling, 8th graders can either donate to their first hour or second hour teachers. 
     
    If you would like to donate but want to do so directly, you may use the schools website located here.  
     

    pop Pulling for families. 

    Collect your pop tabs and help support the Ronald McDonald House of St. Louis - “a home away from home” for families with children receiving medical treatment.  Student Council be collecting pop-tabs for the rest of the year to serve this great cause. You can find a pop tab collection bin in the main office and in Ms. Curtis’s room. Thanks for your support.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Pantry Mason Clark completes its 4th Annual Race to Give!

    The Mason-Clark Middle School Student Council launched its 4th Annual Race to give this November.  This great cause allows students come together in the season of giving to donate what they can to the Flyers Feeding Families Food Pantry.  Students bring in canned goods and non-persihable items for donation.  Student Council collects all the items, tallies and packages them in boxes for donation.  For the past four years the Council has worked hand in hand with Dr. Mateen to ensure these goods make it to those who need it most.  This year, Mason Clark donated a whopping 1,000 items.  Way to go Cardinals! 

     

     

     


    MCMSCC Cross Country team recognized by multiple news organizations for its positive culture

    The Cardinal Cross Country team is recieving recognition from the KMOV News Channel 4 and the Belleville News Democrat for it's positive impact within the East St. Louis community.  Students feel enthusiastic about running this season with the help of Coach Branch, who has coached for about 20 years and teaches life lessons through running. 

     

     


    remsept11 Teaching about September 11th to students with no memory of it

    For educators, figuring out how to teach the events of 9/11 is challenging, largely because there are no official guidelines. So the Mason Clark Social Science Department developed a project to focus on adjusting to a shifting student perspective and highlighting major themes that impact student lives which tie in with the event. The special project is used as a way to discuss race, religion, tolerance, and diversity with students who weren’t alive during the time of the attacks.  Read more about this activity and it's impact in the Belleville News Democrat.

     


    CTC at State Mason Clark's Cynthia Taylor-Cutler praised by state Superintendent for addressing legislator forum on education issues

    From school tour to Springfield! See why Mason Clark's own Cynthia Taylor-Cutler was asked by Advance Illinois  Representatives to speak at the state legislator forum the following week. Cynthia Taylor-Cutler has been recognized by Illinois State Board of Education Superintendent Tony Smith as an inspiration for students across the state for her role in helping map out the future of public education. For her advocacy, Cynthia was featured in the Bellevile News Democrat and St. Louis American

Featured News and Headlines

  • SHINE 189 Volume 5

    You don't want to miss the June volume of School District 189's SHINE 189 newsletter! This periodic communications tool is focused on Supporting, Helping, Inspiring, Next-Level Educators. Learn about our amazing Class of 2019 graduates. Collectively, they have earned over $12.7 million in college scholarships. Of the 246 graduates, 7 also earned their associate's degree, 75 earned college credits and 19 earned industry-recognized certifications. This issue also highlights the phenomenal Teacher Residency Program (which has produced 12 outstanding new teachers) and the district's new HiSET program to increase access to high school graduation!

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  • Message to Graduates - May 2019

    To the Class of 2019: I am honored to have been your Superintendent and I wish you the best in your future endeavors. I stand proud as I reflect on the Class of 2019’s accomplishments. Your hard work, along with your school, your family and your community, have shaped you to be prepared for a specific purpose. While we celebrate the milestone of your high school graduation, I encourage you to remember this is not the end. This is the beginning of a critical chapter in the story of your life.

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  • Summer Meals

    Breakfast and lunch will be available for all children and youth in the East St. Louis School District community this summer through July 31st! FREE breakfast and lunch is available, Monday through Friday, at these school locations...

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  • Kindergarten and New Student Enrollment

    Join us! Kindergarten and all new student enrollment is held at the Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center.

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  • Recruiting & Hiring for 2019-2020

    East St. Louis School District 189 is looking for high-quality teachers, administrators and support staff to help our students get the best education possible. If you are committed to excellence, School District 189 is the team to join!

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  • Urban Ed Teacher Residency Program

    District 189 is seeking talented, committed individuals to join our Urban Ed Teacher Residency Program. The intensive and supportive program will develop highly effective teachers through a yearlong, residency-based training model. Urban Ed residents serve full time, receive a $30,000 stipend and obtain a Master's degree in Education. This 1 year program will prepare teacher residents to become quality teachers and ensure they are culturally and pedagogically prepared for success in the classroom. Apply now at: https://goo.gl/forms/bi7xrX6diwiHvJGa2

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  • Grief & Social Emotional Supports

    The past few months have presented several tragedies that have deeply affected the East St. Louis School District family. We have experienced the loss of several student deaths during this time. Individually, each of these losses fills our community with sorrow. Combined, along with other losses of staff, students and former students in the past year, make a deeply profound impact.

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  • Student Academic Growth

    Student academic performance in East St. Louis School District 189 is continuously improving and is near meeting national expectations according to the results of an analysis of five years of Northwest Evaluation Association Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test data. See full State of the District report.

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  • Nutrition Updates

    Learn more about Breakfast After the Bell, the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) and new laws regarding allowable food and beverages on school campuses.

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