Clarksville Academy - Promoting Academic Excellence, Moral Integrity, Physical Growth, and Civic Responsibility

All School News for April 15-21, 2013


CA’s Spring Book Fair will be held from Friday, April 12th-Friday, April 19th! Students will be receiving preview pamphlets to bring home, this week.
We look forward to seeing you at the fair.


Golf Tournament

The Annual Cougar Classic is fast approaching and we hope you will join us! It takes place on April 27 shotgun start at 1pm at Dunbar Cave Golf Course. Register your team online today!


Summer Camp

Wondering what to do this summer? Our summer camps have something for everyone! We have camps starting with our Pre-K students through to adults! Want to learn more about the iPad? How about some fun with Legos? Art or crafts more your thing? Are you an adult and looking to learn more about photography from a professional? Do you like to do science experiments? Play sports? No matter what your interest, we have something for you! Check it out online, but don’t delay our camps are filling up fast! Camps are not limited to CA students so bring a friend!


Testing Season

Testing season is in full bloom at Clarksville Academy.  Please ensure your child has a number 2 pencil, gets a good nights sleep, and eats breakfast before their test.

10th grade – PLAN Test on Tuesday, April 16th
9th grade – EXPLORE Test on Tuesday, April 23rd
8th grade – EXPLORE Test week of April 29th
3rd – 7th grades – CTP4 Testing week of April 29th
11th – 12th grades – AP Testing May 6 – 15

If there are any questions, please contact our Guidance Office at (931) 647-6311.


Thank you…

Thank you to Wade & Patsy Smith for the donation of the new playground at the Sports Complex. The Smith’s have donated the playground in memory of their son Wes Smith. This will be a fun addition to our complex! Also thank you to Eddie Burchett Construction and Bill Mace Homes for help in putting the playground together. We appreciate the love and support from each of these families.


Junior/Senior Prom

The Junior/Senior Prom will be held on Saturday, April 20 at 6:00 PM at the Wilma Rudolph Events Center. The grand march will take place promptly at 6 and parents are invited to attend.


FCA Collecting Goods for Mission

The FCA will begin collecting goods to be sent with a Medical Brigade going to Ghana. If you would like to donate supplies, please bring these to Coach Holt’s classroom below the gym.

Painkillers (ibuprofen, Tylenol, aspirin),
Vitamins (any type, children and adult)
Surgical gloves
Hand sanitizer
Zip lock Baggies


Varsity Boys Basketball

Jake Peterson, Athletic Director, is proud to announce the promotion of Chuck Holt as the Boys Varsity Head Basketball Coach. Holt is taking on the responsibility after Matt Wallace, current Head Coach stepped down this spring. Wallace, has seen increased responsibilities with his new title as Director of Finance & Operations. Wallace will continue with the program, but will be the Assistant Coach. After years of coaching together, Holt & Wallace remain a strong team. Holt came to CA last year after seeing great success at Stewart County High School as their Head Varsity Coach. Holt was there for 4 years. He also coached Intermediate Basketball at CA for 3 years. Wallace said, “There is no one I would rather have to lead this team, and help achieve our goals of winning district, region, and state championships, than Coach Holt.  Chuck Holt is a great head coach & I look forward to coaching with him for many years to come.”


Hunter Education Course

What: Receive your license after taking this course. You will be able to hunt legally after the course is complete.
Who: Jereme Odom from the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency and assistant will be conducting the class.
** Questions email:

  • 10- hour course (6 hours on-line and 4 hours on-site)
  • Site: (on your top left, click-for hunters-then click hunter education)
  • Find region 2 then find Clarksville Academy
  • Print the completion of course and bring Sat.
  • There are 3 on-line courses offered (choose the one the best fits your needs)

* Fee ranges from $9.95 to $24.95 depending on the on-line course you choose.
* Students will be required to pass a test.
* The last 4 hours will be conducted at Clarksville Academy (8am-noon)
on Sat. April 27th .
This involves a round table discussion, a test, and a one- hour live fire test.
* AGE -9 years old and up. **Parents please come with your student.


Quarterback Camp

A quarterback camp will be held on April 26-28. Open to ages 11-17 and only 10 participants. Cost is $225. Please contact Todd Hood if you are interested.


Lost & Found

Please check the lost & found in the gym prior by Tuesday, April 16. All items not claimed will be donated to Goodwill on Wednesday, April 17.


Solar Energy

Sixth grade students worked hard in constructing solar powered cars as part of STEM project in science class. They took their finished products outside on Friday where the sun provide the energy needed to run their cars!

CA - Solar Energy


Congratulations Intermediate Dance Team 2013-2014

The following girls were selected for the Intermediate Dance Team for the 2013-2014 school year.
Akanee Angel
Ellyn Darke
Maggie Watkins
Madison Hawkins
Summer Long
Chandler Vinson
Aliyah Wise
Emily Bryant
Lauren Creighton
Macy Truitt



Congratulations to Caroline Burchett for committing to the Samford Dance Team! This is a great accomplishment and we are proud of her.


Future Expansion

The first preview of building rendering was shown during our Annual Steak Dinner.  The drawing will be on display in our foyer as well as online for our parents students alumni and other interested stake holders to view.  We encourage you to share your thoughts and comments with Sally Allen ( and Tricia Wallace in our Development Office, Sharon Grimes, Board of Trustee Chair and Kay Drew ( our Head of School.

CA - Future Expansion


Fern Sale

Reminder—All ferns must be picked up on Monday, April 15 at CA between 9-3. You can turn in your order to the Business Office.


Congratulations 2013-2014 Varsity Cheerleaders

Victoria Favorite
Merideth Hinson
Anna Kinney
Macy Mayfield
Angel McDowell
Nicole Mullins
Faith Pollard

Aubree Gauchat
Kaitlyn Halliday
Ali Rawlings
Candice Swaffer
Kelsey Hendrickson – Alternate

Hannah Holt
Payton Scott
Grace Hinson – Alternate

Caroline Caudill
Anna Cherry
Anne Marie Rocconi
Emma Thomas
Morgan Wilson


Sports Banquet

The Billy Frank Smith Memorial All Sports Banquet will be held next Friday, April 19th, 2013, at 6:30 P.M. in Clarksville Academy’s Activities Center.  Please return reservation card with payment to Kari Turner in the front office by tomorrow!


Wax Museum

Mark your calendars! The Annual 8th Grade Wax Museum will be held on Friday, April 26 from 1:15-2:45 on Procter Court! Come out and see this wonderful event!


Absentee Reminder

A reminder to all parents, if your child is going to be absent or is absent due to illness, we ask that you notify the school. Thank you.


Spring Sports

For a full list of our Spring Sports, their game dates, times and locations please visit our calendar.


Challenge Based Learning Group Project

One of the CBL groups is working toward raising awareness about the growing amount of pet overpopulation within the Clarksville area. They are currently collecting any pet supplies that include: dog and cat treats/food, pet toys, cat litter, cleaning supplies (bleach, germ-x, etc.), and funds. The donations will be given to the local humane society and McFOTS (Montgomery County Friends of the Shelter). If you are able to help there is a donation box in the Clarksville Academy library. Thank you for your support!


Awareness Clarksville

This past Saturday, April 13th, 2013, the CBL group “Awareness Clarksville” (Kalyn Riley, Matt Hyams, Nathanial Karracker, Gabi Costi, Eliot DeVarona) hosted a Fun Walk from 9am-12pm at the walking track at the Marina. Approximately twenty people came to the event. We hosted the walk to raise awareness about health and fitness in Clarksville.

CA - Awareness Clarksville


Science Fun

Our lower school science classes are participating in an experiment of the week with Mrs. Askew. Throughout the semester she will video these and we will post them on our Clarksville Academy YouTube Channel. We encourage you to go out and watch these videos weekly.


Lower School Art

Like our Lower School Art Facebook Page! Mrs. Lawless is collecting bottle caps of all sizes and colors for an art project. Please save your bottle caps and bring in a Ziploc bag to lower school art.


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 $1500 through the Box Tops program alone! Please turn yours into your child’s teacher or Ms. Turnage in the front office.



Please join Fellowship of Christian Athletes on Wednesdays for our meeting! This year Upper school FCA will meet in Coach Holt’s classroom #118 (under the gym) and Intermediate school FCA will meet in Mrs. Hinson’s classroom #128. We will be meeting on Wednesday mornings at 7:15 a.m. Please come and be a part of FCA, everyone is welcome! You do not have to be an athlete to participate in FCA.


Lunch Menu

Questions about lunch or the online ordering process should be sent to All orders must be placed online and the link to view the order is found on our home page.


April 15, 2013


Sloppy Joe


Cheese Sandwich

Chips, Carrot Sticks, Blueberry Cobbler w/ Vanilla Ice Cream


Chicken Salad


April 16, 2013


Fettuccine Alfredo


Cheese Sandwich

Salad, Orange Slices, Texas Toast, Chocolate Chip Cookie


Yogurt Parfait


April 17, 2013


Chicken Fajitas

Chip w/ Cheese Sauce, Salad, Apple, Churro




April 18, 2013

Crispy Chicken Sandwich

Extra Sandwich $1.50

Hash Brown Casserole, Corn, Peaches, Brownies




April 19, 2013



Cheese Sandwich

Garden Salad, Pineapples, Assorted Ice Creams


Sweet Potato


April 22, 2013

Chef Salad

Baked Potato

Texas Toast


Chocolate Chip Cookie


No Salad


April 23, 2013

Ham Slices

Sweet Potato Casserole

Mixed Veggies


Yellow Sprinkle Cake

Fresh Fruit w/ Cottage Cheese


No Salad


April 24, 2013

Fried Chicken

Mash Potatoes

Corn on the Cob

Orange Slices


Salad Tuna


No Salad


April 25, 2013

BBQ Pork Sandwich

Cole Slaw

Baked Beans

Fruit Fluff

Sugar Cookie

Egg Salad


No Salad


April 26, 2013




Assorted Ice Cream

Salad Chili


No Salad