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All School News for November 5-11, 2012

Note from the School Nurse

At 3:15 pm today the Heads of School and myself reviewed the absentee report and the sign out list to evaluate our illness trend and are reporting the following:

We are following all the suggested methods of reducing the spread of illness and have not had our absentee numbers climb to a percentage that qualifies closing school.  As we assess students who display symptoms of illness we will determine the measures we need to take and will follow advice from our state health agencies.  We are seeing our highest percentage of absentees in Intermediate and Upper School.  With our technology in these grades, it is advised that if your child is displaying any symptoms of illness, you keep them home until they feel better, due to the fact that they can complete their assignments via their technology.  Our numbers do not indicate that we should cancel classes for Pre-K through 12th grade at this time.  Please contact us via email with any questions.


CA is Electing the President

American pride is alive and well at CA!  3rd Grade Social Studies students are planning our very own 2012 CA Presidential Election! Tuesday, November 6th, the student body at CA will vote for their choice for America’s new leader.  Lower School students will check-in with their voter registration cards, and then enter our very own voting booth where they will cast their vote by iPad.  Intermediate and Upper School students will be voting in their English classes using their iPads and MacBooks.  3rd grade will be creating an election learning wall outside of Mrs. Morgan’s room to educate students on the election and candidates.  All Lower School classes will be participating in patriotic-themed activities which will line the halls.  3rd-5th grade art students have also been working with Mrs. Lawless to create encouraging voting signs.  The school is a buzz with patriotic spirit!  Stop in Tuesday to be a part of the excitement!

Make sure to visit the 3rd Grade area to see our custom built election booth (thanks to Lisa & Mike Wilson) and all the wonderful pumpkins depicting our past presidents. This is something you won’t want to miss!


Leadership Project

The Leadership Seminar class is made up of Juniors and Seniors at CA. These students have come together to partner with the Firehouse Homeless Shelter to provide food, clothing, personal hygiene items, etc.  We ask that all CA families support this project and send any of the following items to school by November 16.

  • New/Used Backpacks
  • New/Used Coats
  • New Winter Hats/Gloves
  • New Men’s or Women’s Underwear
  • New women’s sports bras
  • Personal Hygiene Items (such as deodorant, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes/paste, women’s hygiene products)
  • Socks

All items should be brought no later than Nov 16.


Book Fair

The All Star Book Fair will be on campus November 26-30!  This is a wonderful event on our campus every year and one you won’t want to miss!  There will be books for kids of all ages!  Don’t forget to stop by!


Football News

The Cougars are ranked #1 in the District after an amazing win against McEwen! We will take on Nashville Christian Friday, November 9 at Simpson Field at 7pm for the 2nd round of the State Tournament.  Tickets go on sale on November 6 at 8 AM at the Cougar Store.  Tickets are $8 and we ask that you stop by between 8-3 to purchase tickets.  We will have a BLUE OUT!  If you are interested in Tailgating before the game please contact Theresia Burchett at to reserve your spot.  All reservations are required to put up a tent or have a decorated tailgate space.  Reservations are required please.


Clarksville Family

Check out the story in this month’s issue of Clarksville about John Anderson, Jr and his journey at CA. It’s available for free in locations across town!


Congratulations to Connor Wise for being Named Player of the Week for the week of October 26!

Congratulations to Shelby Chapman & Matt Hyams, High School Heisman Finalists!

Anti-Bullying Rally

The Varsity Cheer Squad, Varsity Dance Team and Mrs. Allen’s Leadership Seminar came together to put a stop to bullying on Tuesday October 30.  These students discussed the effects of bullying and why we won’t allow it at CA.  They did a wonderful job and were featured in the Leaf Chronicle for their work! Way to Go Cougars!




Join us as Clarksville Academy lives united by entering the 2012 Chili Cook-Off event in support of the United Way.  The event is open to Cougar families and students and will take place during the first home basketball game on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012.  There will be more information to come this week regarding this fun-filled event.  If you are interested in entering the cook-off, please call Kari Turner at 931-647-6311, or email her at We look forward to seeing you there!


CA Night

Please come out and support your Clarksville Academy Varsity Cheerleaders on Wednesday, November 14th at the Chuck E Cheese on Wilma Rudolph Blvd from 3pm to 9pm!  The Varsity Cheerleaders are fundraising for their trip to perform in the 2013 Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Florida, on New Year’s Day.


CA Cougar Store NOW OPEN

If you haven’t been in the main lobby this week,  you want to make sure to stop in!  The new and improved Cougar Store is now open!  We are now carrying Under Armour CA apparel and it is going fast!  We have new things arriving weekly and have a few surprises in store for Fall Festival!  We are carrying a new variety of items and have something for everyone!  This is a great place to stop and shop for yourself or someone you love!  We will offer gift wrapping for that special birthday party, Christmas or event!  Make sure to stop by and see us soon!  (We are still adding some new custom made pieces to our store fixtures, so please excuse our mess in the interim.) Store hours are 7:45-3:30.


Flu Clinic

Andy’s Pharmacy will be returning to our school this year to provide a Flu Vaccination Clinic. The clinic will take place on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, from 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. This clinic will be available to persons ranging from ages of 5 years and up. The vaccination cost is $20.00 per person.

If you or members of your family are interested in receiving the flu vaccination from our clinic, please fill out the sign-up sheet and consent form located at Mrs. Turnage’s desk in the foyer. Consent forms will also be available in the nurses’ office. These need to be filled out and returned prior to the clinic date. If you are not able to return this form before the clinic date, please bring it in when you arrive on the 7th. If you or members of your family have any questions regarding this vaccination, please contact Andy’s Pharmacy at 931-802-5386.


AB Honor Roll

Is now posted on the Cougar Board site.


Veteran’s Day Program

Our annual Veteran’s Day Program will be held Friday, November 9, at 1:30 in the school gym.  This program is our opportunity to recognize those who serve and have served our country.  We invite all parents and friends of Clarksville Academy to come and see our students of all ages sing as we salute Veteran’s and those who presently serve our nation.


Cross Country

Bailey Foote finished 25th in the State out of 183 runners!  Congratulations to Bailey and what a wonderful way to complete our season!  Go Cougars!


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

We have gone completely online for lunch ordering.  The following link will enable you to order your child’s lunch online. Please remember that all students must pre-order when eating from the hot lunch line (this includes all those who have pre-paid for an entire year of lunches) and that students will be charged for a lunch if ordered unless they are absent.  These new online forms will go out on Monday and will be requested back by no later than Wednesday of that week. Please send hot lunch payments in a Ziploc bag or envelope clearly marked with your child’s name, grade and teacher.  We are so excited about this new process and hope you will be too!  Please contact Ms. Tooley at




Monday November 5, 2012


Beef Stew

Biscuit, Green Beans, Apple Pie w/Ice Cream


Fresh Garden Salad, w/ Assorted Selections

Topping of the Day: Chicken Strips


Tuesday November 6, 2012


Country Fried Steak w/ Gravy

Mashed potatoes, Corn, Oranges, Chocolate Chip Cookies


Fresh Garden Salad, w/ Assorted Selections

Topping of the Day: Cottage Cheese & Fruit


Wednesday November 7, 2012


Chicken & Dumplings

Corn Bread, Carrots, Peaches, Strawberry Cake


Fresh Garden Salad, w/ Assorted Selections

Topping of the Day:  Egg Salad


Thursday, November 8, 2012


Cheeseburger Macaroni

Broccoli, Roll, Apple Sauce, Cup Cake


Fresh Garden Salad, w/ Assorted Selections

Topping of the Day: Baked Potato


Friday, November 9, 2012



Garden Salad, Orange Slices, Assorted Ice Cream


Fresh Garden Salad, w/ Assorted Selections

Topping of the Day: Chicken Noodle Soup



Monday November 12, 2012



Tuesday November 13, 2012


BBQ Pork Sandwich

Chips, Cole Slaw, Oranges, Brownie


Fresh Garden Salad, w/ Assorted Selections

Topping of the Day: Twice Baked Potato


Wednesday November 14, 2012


Sliced Turkey w/Gravy

Mashed Potatoes, Dressing, Green Beans, Sweet Potato Pie


Fresh Garden Salad, w/ Assorted Selections

Topping of the Day:  No Salad


Thursday, November 15, 2012



Corn Bread, Salad, Apple, Spice Cake


Fresh Garden Salad, w/ Assorted Selections

Topping of the Day: No Salad


Friday, November 16, 2012



Garden Salad, Orange Slices, Assorted Ice Cream


Fresh Garden Salad, w/ Assorted Selections

Topping of the Day: Chef



Clarksville Academy is a PROUD supporter of the United Way!!!