All School News: August 31 – September 6, 2015

After School Enrichment Program

CA is proud to announce our After School Enrichment Program. Throughout the year we will continue to add a variety of activities to the schedule. These may include (but are not limited to) courses in fitness, cursive writing, music lessons, art, and more. Be sure to bookmark this site and check it often!

To kick off our fall programs we have 2 fun offerings. Coach Danny Magrans will offer a twice weekly fitness program for our 4th through 12th grade students. This comprehensive program will strengthen your child’s body while teaching them the proper fitness techniques. For more information visit the link below.

Mrs. Marla Clemments will begin teaching a cursive writing course in September. This month-long course will offer second and third grade students an introduction to beautiful art of cursive writing and will strengthen our fourth graders skills. Cursive is a skill taught in our third grade classes at CA so this is a great way to reinforce those skills! For more information visit our link below.

Check the site often as updates happen weekly.

Magazine Sales

Magazine Sales are in full swing! We are so proud of our students for doing such a wonderful job selling magazines. We ask that each child sell 10 magazines to help us reach our goal of $55,000. This is the only school wide fundraiser we do and the money raised supplements our annual budget. The final turn in day is Friday, September 4. You are welcome to also purchase/sell from the gift section of the sale. We hope each family will participate.

Player of the Week

Julie Parks, from Heritage Bank, and Head Football Coach Todd Hood presents John Austin Peay with the Player of The Week based on his outstanding performance in the home opener against Eagleville High School this past Friday night, August 28th. John Austin was instrumental in the victory. John Austin was 100% on his PAT’s, one touchback, and had a huge 43 yard field goal. The Cougars won the non-district game 17 to 16. Coach Hood declared “John Austin has stepped up his game this year and his summer work has really improved our kicking game tremendously .” The Cougars will host their first home region game of the 2015 season this Friday, Sept 4th against Wayne County. Kick off is at 7:00 pm.
Come out and support your COUGARS!!!!

Breakfast at CA

Jump start your day at the Cougar Café! We are open from 6:30-7:50 a.m. and invite you and your child to join us for a delicious breakfast. Please see some of our favorite menu items listed below! We’ll leave the grill on for you!

Pancakes(2) $2
French Toast(3) $2
Omelet $1.50-$2.50
Grilled Honey Bun $1
Biscuits with Gravy $1.50
Sausage (1) $1
Bacon (2) $1
Bacon, Sausage or Chicken Biscuit $1.50
Plain Biscuit $.50
Cappuccino $1.50
Frappuccino $2
Hot Chocolate $1.50

Admissions Open House

The Admissions Office is hosting an Open House on Oct 2, Nov 2 and Nov 20. We would love to receive names and contact information to families you think should be invited. We will also host an Admissions Event at the September 4 home football game. Please send all names and contact information to Admissions Director, Tricia Wallace at Go Cougars!

Football Player of the Week

Julie Parks, from Heritage Bank, and Head Football Coach Todd Hood presents Eli Norman with the Player of The Week based on his outstanding performance in the season opening game against Harpeth High School this past Friday night, August 21st. Eli caught one pass for 23 yard gain and a big first down, had 9 tackles on defense and graded 88% on both sides on the ball. The Cougars lost the non-district game 42 to 28. Coach Hood declared “Eli has stepped up his game this year and his play proved that he is a leader on the field.” The Cougars will host their first home game of the 2015 season this Friday, August 28th; against a tough 2A Eagleville football team. Kick off is at 7:00 pm.
Come out and support your COUGARS!!!!


Yard Signs

If you didn’t get your yard sign at the Back To School Bash, please stop by and pick one up from Mrs. Debbie Turnage or Mrs. Sally Allen. We would like for every CA family to have a Cougar Pride in their yard to show their school spirit. Once you have placed your sign, we ask you leave it up until at least Homecoming the week of September 18. We will have dates throughout the year we will ask you to post them! Be sure to take a photo of your children with the sign and send it to us at We will be posting some of our favorites!






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.

All Sports Season Pass

Each Clarksville Academy student will receive a 2015-2016 All Sports Season Pass for regular season home games. The 2015-2016 All Sports Season Pass is on sale for anyone to purchase that is not a Clarksville Academy student (if a parent, grandparent, friend, etc., would like a pass). When you present your pass at the Cougar Store, you may receive special seasonal discounts and offers. The passes are on sale for $60 from now until September 15, 2015. Passes are regularly $75. Game admissions are typically $5-$6 per game. Please remember if you are season pass holder, please present this pass when entering home games.

If you would like to purchase a season pass, please see the business office.

Smart Cards

The senior class is selling Smart Cards to help pay for their senior trip. The Smart Card is a discount card for many businesses in the Montgomery County area. Each card is $20 and will be available for sale during the month of August. You may get one from a member of the senior class, Mrs. Hollis, or you can see Mrs. Turnage in the foyer! Please help the senior class as they prepare for this exciting trip!

Driver Needed

Our routes have grown and we are seeking an additional morning and afternoon CDL endorsement driver. If you are interested in this position, please contact Sheila Ragsdale at or at 931-647-6311.

iCougar App

We encourage everyone with an apple device to download the iCougar app today. This is a great way to stay updated with all the latest in school closings, emergency notifications, etc. If you already have the app, please make sure to go to the app store and update it! A new update was released in January. We are currently investigating the Android market and hope to have it available there soon.


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

Sept 1 2nd Magazine Prize Assembly
Sept 4 3rd Magazine Turn In
Sept 7 NO SCHOOL Labor Day
Sept 9 3rd Prize Assembly
Sept 11 Never Forget—9/11 Special Football Game
Sept 14-18 Homecoming Week
Sept 18 Homecoming Game
Oct 2 Admissions Open House

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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