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

All School News for September 30 – October 6, 2013

Clarksville Academy has had a fantastic start to the 2013-2014 school year! We have accomplished so much and are not stopping here.

Thank you for a wonderful, FUN-FILLED, Spirit and Homecoming Week. Your support and dedication to Clarksville Academy is unmatched and I cannot thank you enough for your undying Cougar Pride that resonates from our young Pre-K students thru the seniors, and extends on to our parents and grandparents! It’s a fever that never goes away!

I also want to extend a huge “Thank You” for a successful Magazine Drive this year. There is never any doubt in my mind that with our parent and student support that we can conquer anything. It’s an example of teamwork at its best.

As a reminder, school will not be in session on Friday, October 11th, 2013, a regularly scheduled half-day of school. We will be off the entire day due to your hard work in helping CA surpass our goal in our annual Magazine Drive. Start Fall Break early and enjoy this day! You deserve it!

When we return from Fall Break, we will roll into preparation for our annual Fall Festival! Watch for more information on this school wide event and make a note on your calendar for being a part of the fun on Saturday, October 26th!


Kay D. Drew

Head of School


Art Exhibit at CA

The art exhibit, “My Life Through an iPhone” by Riley Binkowski, will be displayed October 10th – October 31st at the Brenda Stone Fine Arts Building. A reception will be held on Thursday, October 10th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.



Important Dates

October 11 – Off FULL day….Beginning of Fall Break (for meeting magazine goals!)
October 14-18 – Fall Break
October 24 – School Photo Retakes
October 25 – Lower School Conference Day – No school for Lower School
October 26 – Fall Festival
October 29 – Magazine Sales Movie Reward for those selling 10+
November 11 – No School – Veterans’ Day
November 27-29 No School – Thanksgiving Break

Anna Sawyer, a sixth grade student, won Grand Champion at the 4H Poultry show Thursday night! Her chickens brought the highest price at auction with $11.00 each. A huge congratulations to Anna!



Junior Dance Camp

October 8 and October 10 from 3-4:30. Cost is $35. This includes a t-shirt. There is no cost for summer campers. The junior dancers will perform at the football game Friday October 11. Forms are being sent home with your student or can be picked up from Mrs Turnage. For more information please contact Theresia Burchett at


CA Golf

Congratulations to AnnaMichelle Moore and Bailey Foote for making it to the TSSAA State Golf Tournament this week! Watch the Tournament LIVE by visiting:, Tournament takes place Sept 30-Oct 2. Good luck ladies!



CA Cross Country

Cross Country had another awesome weekend in Smyrna. Bailey Foote took 3rd as well as Evelyn Turner finished in the top 14. Rounding it out, Jessica Frederick finished in the top 40. Owen Johnson, Dalton Smith and Adrian Ortiz set new personal records this weekend. Way to go Cougars!!


CA Football

Congratulations to Michael Conn! He is Heritage Bank’s Player of the Week!



CA Sports

The athletics page at has everything you need to make your plans to support our Cougar athletes. Check it for sports schedules, rosters, and game updates



It’s that time of the year again! Football Time at Clarksville Academy! As many of you know we began Tailgate Alley in the last couple of years and it has taken off! We will have reserved spots that face the football field for all home games. These spots are reserved on a first come first serve basis and can now be reserved for the season. In order for Tailgate Alley to run smoothly, we have a few guidelines.

To Reserve your spot, please contact Theresia Burchett today at

Clarksville Academy was well represented at the Middle Tennessee Vocal Association auditions this weekend! CA juniors Anne Marie Darke and Ahauve Orusa participated in the auditions and were selected for the Tennessee mid-state and all-state choirs. Of the 1500 who auditioned, only 150 were selected! Congratulations Anne Marie and Ahauve!



Juniors and Senior

Jostens will be on campus on Wednesday, October 2nd, from 11:30 A.M. until 1:10 P.M., to take Junior and Senior orders. Packets with class ring information, senior announcements and memorabilia materials, and cap and gown order forms are being sent home today, Monday, September 23rd. Parents, please review this material with your child. All payment information is attached with packets and will also be emailed today and mailed home. Please contact Sheila Ragsdale or Kari Turner in the front office if you have any questions.


2013 Fun Run

Please join the Freshman class for the 5th annual Fall Festival Fun Run, October 26 at 9:00 am to kick off a fun filled day of activities. This event has become a wonderful CA tradition promoting fitness and fun for all ages! Sponsorship and entry forms were sent home with Lower School students Friday and sent electronically to all upper school students. Anyone interested in sponsoring as a family or a business, may choose from $25, $50, or $100 sponsorship. Just fill out the sponsorship form and mail the form along with a check to 1231 Madison Street, and email business logo to The cost to enter is $10, which includes a t-shirt that lists all of our sponsors on the back. We look forward to hearing from you, and thank everyone for your continued support. Happy Fall!


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


News from the Cougar Café

The Cougar Cafe staff has been hard at work making exciting changes to the dining experience at CA. As we stated before, we now have a Sub & Salad Shop that is open to all students ages PK-12. You do not have to pre-order for this bar, simply arrive in the Cafe and let them know you would like a sub/salad. Many of you have asked about placing money on your child’s lunch account to use at the Sub Shop or Snack Bar. We are happy to announce that we are now offering this option! You can send money to school in an envelope with your child’s name on it and Lunch Account written on the front. This money can be used for hot lunch, the snack bar (ages 4th grade and up) or the Sub/Salad Shop.

If you have any questions please contact Nadine Dixon at Thank you!!

Monday, September 30

Sloppy Joe

Chips, pickles, Banana and orange cake

Tuesday, October 1

Crispy Chicken Sandwich

Cheesy potatoes, green beans, orange slices, and chocolate chip cookie

Wednesday, October 2

Tater tot casserole

Peas, peaches, sprinkle cup cakes and roll

Thursday, October 3


Garlic bread, garden salad, pears, snickerdoodle cookie

Friday, October 4

Pizza Slice

Garden Salad, Pineapples, Assorted Ice Cream


iPad/iPhone App

We encourage you to download our mobile app from the App Store. We are currently only available on Apple products. This app will provide wonderful updates about what is going on at our school.


Social Media

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


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.