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

All School News for May 6-12, 2013

Solutions Film Festival

Join us May 7 at 8:15 for the premier of our Challenge Based Learning solution videos!  Presentations will begin at 8:15 AM on Procter Court.  We hope you come and experience this amazing journey with our students.  A detailed schedule can be found here:


Varsity Girls Basketball

New varsity girl’s basketball coach, Jerri Bragg, addressed the Lady Cougar Basketball team players during Wednesday’s morning assembly at Clarksville Academy.  Bragg was named the 2013-2014 new head coach last week when she accepted a full time position as Physical Education/Fitness teacher at Clarksville Academy.  Jerri has served as a non-faculty cross-country head coach for CA this past year.

“I look forward to joining CA as a full time employee and coaching basketball and cross country.” Bragg said.   Bragg is no stranger to basketball and has plenty of depth with previous coaching experience. Jerri played softball collegiately at North Georgia College & State University, the same institute that received her teaching degree.  Her coaching highlights include,  Varsity Assistant Girl’s basketball coach at Gainesville High School and Head Girls Middle School Basketball Coach at Gainesville Middle School, in Hall County Georgia where she won back to back county championships.

Coach Jerri Bragg is replacing the position vacated by Jessica Grayson. Grayson has been given the opportunity to return to collegiate basketball and feels this is the best time for her to return to familiar path.  Grayson will continue in her teaching duties at CA through the end of the school year.  She made an immediate impact on the girls basketball program.  Grayson strived to get the best out of her team and players and her commitment to the game and passion for winning will guide her throughout her coaching career.

Coach Bragg and her husband, Jeff have two children currently enrolled at CA, Layne in 3rd grade and Garrett in 5th grade.  “I look forward to empowering student athletes to reach their full potential by inspiring them to commit to their teammates, develop a passion for competition, and to become productive adults through an extremely positive athletic experience here at Clarksville Academy.


Thank you!

Thank you to all the parents and volunteers who cooked, brought goodies, were lunch monitors and those who showed their teachers how much you care during Teacher Appreciation week last week.  We appreciate you!


Photography Exhibit

Please join us for Senior, Amelia Mathis’ Photography Exhibit!



Congratulations to the New Student Council Officers

Next year’s 7th grade officers are:
Ahna Herrera – Secretary
Madison Hawkins – VP
Ava Wilson – President

Next year’s 8th grade officers are:
Lauren Creighton – Secretary
Maddy O’Connor – VP
Mallory Saleh – President

9th grade officers are: 
Morgan Wilson – Secretary
Sydney Halliday – VP
Anne Marie Rocconi – President

10th grade officers are:
Brayden Batson – Secretary
Jessica Frederick – Vice President
Evelyn Turner – President

11th grade officers are:
Ahauve Orusa – Secretary
Rebekah Lynn – VP
Anne Marie Darke – President

12th grade class officers are:
Jenny Whitford – Secretary
Anna Kinney – VP
Travis Swails – President

2013-2014 Student Body Officers are:
Daniel Trent/Alexa Griffith/Merideth Hinson


Field Day

Field Day is such an exciting day for our students.  The dates for Field Day are Upper/Intermediate School on May 14.  Students should arrive and depart from the field.  If a student needs to arrive at main campus and not the field please let your class sponsor know ASAP so arrangements to the field can be made.  Students should dress appropriately and should wear both a hat and sunscreen.  We encourage them to bring a bottled water.

Lower School will have field day on May 16.  Students will come to main campus and then be shuttled out to the field.  Please dress your child appropriately with sunscreen, a beach towel for sitting on, a hat and a bottled water with their name on it.



Clarksville Academy Football Pancake Breakfast will be heldSaturday May 18th from 8 AM until Noon Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased from a player or Coach Todd Hood.

Also on that day from 8-12 Intermediate School Football Sign ups will be held.  Students will be fitted for their equipment and summer information will be handed out.  Coach John Conn will be present to go over this information.  All interested players are asked to attend.  We are no longer playing Jr Pro League.


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!

New Camps have been added!!! We have summer camps for ADULTS too!


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.

11th – 12th grades – AP Testing May 6 – 15


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)
  • Band-Aids
  • Surgical gloves
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Zip lock Baggies


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


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.


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.


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.


May 6, 2013

Cheese Sandwich
Chips, Baked Beans, L&T, Peach, Chocolate Chip Cookie



May 7, 2013

Cheese Sandwich
Garden Salad, Texas Toast, Pears, Sugar Cookie

Fried Chicken Strips


May 8, 2013

Chicken Nuggets
Cheese Sandwich
Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy, Peas & Carrots, Banana Pudding

Yogurt Parfait


May 9, 2013

Ham & Turkey Sandwich
Cheese Sandwich
Tater Tots, Cole Slaw, Apple, Spice Cake

Chicken Salad


May 10, 2013

Garden Salad, Orange Slices, Assorted Ice Creams

Pasta Salad


May 13, 2013

Sloppy Joe
Chips, Pickle Apple, Brownie

No Salad


May 14, 2013

Chips, Baked Beans, Peaches, Chocolate Chip Cookies

No Salad


May 15, 2013

Salad, Fruit Cocktail, Ice Cream

No Salad


May 16, 2013

Chicken Quesadilla
Chips & Cheese, Salsa, Churro

No Salad


May 17, 2013

Ham & Turkey Sub
Chips, Pickle, Oranges, Cobbler with Ice Cream

No Salad


May 20, 2013

Crispy Chicken Sandwich
Fritos, Cole Slaw, Apple & Cupcake

No Salad


May 21, 2013

Ham Sandwich
Chips, Pears, Pickles, Ice Cream

No Salad


May 22, 2013

Turkey Sandwich
Cheese Puffs, Salad, Ice Cream

No Salad