All School News: April 18 – April 22, 2016

Reader’s Choice

The Annual Leaf Chronicle Reader’s Choice awards are underway! Please vote daily for Best Private School, Favorite Principal and Favorite Teacher! We are so pleased to be nominated and hope you will continue to vote for us throughout April.



Steak Dinner

Thank you to everyone who came and supported our students during the 27th Annual Steak Dinner An Evening with Friends. We had a sold out crowd of 455+, great music provided by our Show, Intermediate, and Cougar Choirs (led by Debbie Hollis & Angelia Thomas), amazing food (provided by Karen Dirksen and her staff and the grill team), and wonderful company (provided by you all). Thank you to all the students who served, staff who helped, parents and grandparents who volunteered, and so many others. We could not have done it without you! This is the best school with the best people!




ACT ASPIRE testing begins this week. We find that it is important for your child to get plenty of rest and to eat a good breakfast prior to testing. ACT Aspire will give us important information that will allow us to determine how your child is progressing at their current grade level, as well as along their overall path toward future college and career readiness.

ACT Aspire will tell us which important skills, abilities, and knowledge your student has now, and which ones still need to be learned in order to be successful in school in the future. ACT Aspire will help your child’s teacher understand where your child is succeeding, as well as where extra help or academic focus is needed. ACT Aspire will also provide specific suggestions for improving skills.
Your student will be taking the ACT Aspire [English, math, reading, science and writing] assessment during April 18-22. Please be sure that they are well rested and have a good breakfast in order to help them do their best. We encourage you to treat each day this week like any other school day as we want to create as little stress as possible for our students.

Please visit the following links to learn more about this assessment or to download a free copy of Why Take ACT Aspire?

Feel free to direct questions or concerns to Denise Walker,


Golf Tournament

April 23, 2016 at Swan Lake Golf Course, shot gun start at 8:00 AM
Cost is $75 per golfer, $300 for a 4 man team. This price also includes lunch and prize money for winners.

The tournament is a 4 man scramble with everyone receiving a door prize.  There will be a car for a hole in one on a specified hole.  Also prizes for closest to the hole and longest drive.  There will be a putting contest for an additional $5.

Attached is the registration form.

We are also looking for sponsors for the Cougar Club Golf Classic Golf Tournament.  There are 3 levels of sponsorship, $100 Hole Sponsor, $500 Blue Sponsor and $1000 Gold Sponsor. Contact Theresia Burchett at

You can register online at or by calling Theresia Burchett 931-320-0107 or 931-647-6311.


Book Fair

The Annual Book Fair will be held April 22-29! Mark your calendars!



Many of you take photos at various events and activities around school. We encourage you to share these with our Marketing/PR office as well as our yearbook staff by using the email This email is designed for students and parents to send pictures taken throughout the school year. We encourage you to caption your photo or to write a sentence or two with the event name, students pictured in the photo and the date it was taken. We do not guarantee that every photo will be used, but we look forward to seeing your pictures.



Please contact Kristi Truitt at when your child is going to be out of school. This helps us to keep our attendance records up to date. If you know your child will be late due to an appointment please let us know that as well. Thank you.


Cougar Bucks

Cougar Bucks may be added to your Cougar Card any time day or night! We encourage everyone to take advantage of this easy way to pay for lunch, break, or even the Cougar Store! Payments can be made through our online Marketplace at the below link or by visiting Mrs. Kristi Truitt in the Cougar Café.


CA Marketplace

To better service our families a new online Marketplace has been developed. You may visit the marketplace at You can pay fees, tuition, Cougar Bucks and more all in one place!



Please join Intermediate School Fellowship of Christian Athletes each Wednesday morning in Coach Trent’s room 402 (the new building) at 7:15 a.m. Everyone is welcome!

Please join the Upper School Fellowship of Christian Athletes each Wednesday morning at 7:15. We invite everyone to attend!


Important Dates

  • April 18-22—ASPIRE Testing
  • April 30—Prom
  • May 27—Graduation


News from the Cougar Café

Please remember to Pre-Order Lunch each week. This is very important even when you are on the annual or bi-annual lunch plan. Clarksville Academy now offers a Cougar Bucks Account option to better assist children with their lunch needs! This convenient option gives families the opportunity to deposit money into an account and this money can be withdrawn for miscellaneous items that are available at the express window or the hot lunch window. Payments can now be made via the new online marketplace!

Pre Order lunch using this link

If you have any questions please contact Kristi Truitt at  Thank you!!


Box Tops & Campbell’s Labels

This is a reminder that CA collects Campbell’s labels and Box Tops through our CAA. The money raised from this project funds various school improvement projects. Last year we raised over $2000 through the Box Tops program alone! Please turn yours into your child’s teacher or Ms. Turnage in the front office.


Social Media

Please like us on Facebook—Clarksville Academy; and follow us on Twitter—CACougarsTN.

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