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All School News – March 23 – 29, 2015

Fern Orders

This year we are excited to announce that not only will we carry our annual beautiful potted ferns, but we will also carry an assortment of flowering hanging baskets for pre-order! All flowering baskets and ferns are $15 each and checks should be made out to CA. Orders are due by April 1 to the front office. Flowers/Ferns may be picked up from 9AM-3PM on Friday, April 17. Questions can be sent to Kaki Hughes at khughes@clarksvilleacademy.com or 647-6311.

 

Steak Dinner

Please make note that CA’s Annual An Evening with Friends Steak Dinner will now be on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 6:00 P.M.  Tickets may be purchased through Mrs. Kari Turner in the front office through April 2, 2015.

 

Golf Tournament

The 20th Annual Cougar Classic will be held on April 25 at Sawn Lake. For more information or to register or sponsor this event please visit our Cougar Classic Golf Tournament page.

 

Athlete of the Week

Bryan Dirksen was named as Athlete of the Week by ClarksvilleNow.com during assembly on Friday. Bryan signed with McKendree University last week to bowl collegiately. Congratulations to Bryan!

 

Chili Supper

On Monday, March 30 our CBL group will host a Chili Supper to benefit the Firehouse Day Shelter. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. The event takes place from 6:30-8 at the Cumberland Room, 2525 Highway 48 South. To pre-purchase tickets please contact Sydney Halliday at shalliday@clarksvilleacademy.com. Please come out and support this event.

 

Buddy Run

Clarksville Academy’s Annual Buddy Run will take place at the Queen City Road Race on Saturday, May 2.  We invite everyone to participate!  Students in lower school will be paired with an intermediate/upper school student for the run.  Registration is $5 for the 1 mile Fun Run and $10 for the Buddy Run run t-shirt.  Participants should fill out the Queen City Road Race entry form and the CA Buddy Run Form and return those to school no later than April 1.  Forms will go home with Lower School students today.  Questions about the Buddy Run should be sent to Christie Burger, cburger@clarksvilleacademy.com.

 

ASPIRE Testing

Clarksville Academy’s testing season is nearing! We will be testing through ACT’s assessment system, ACT Aspire, as the summative assessment for 3rd through 10th grades.  This assessment has replaced EXPLORE and PLAN tests, as ACT is discontinuing the use of the EXPLORE and PLAN assessments.

ACT Aspire is a digital and longitudinal assessment system that will connect our student’s performance to their college readiness.  The Aspire is linked to ACT’s college readiness standards and will serve as an integral part of our student’s success.

During the month of April, Clarksville Academy will administer the ACT Aspire to all students in the 3rd through 10th grade. Students in grades 3rd through 8th
will take the paper version of the Aspire test and students in grades 9th
and 10th will test using the computer-based version of the Aspire.

The ACT Aspire will be administered during the mornings of the following dates:

3rd – 5th grades Monday, April 20th through Friday, April 24th

6th – 10th grades Monday, April 20th and Friday, April 24th

 

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.

 

Attendance

Please contact Kristi Truitt at ktruitt@clarksvilleacademy.com 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.

 

Photos

If you take photos at any of our sporting events or campus events and would like to share your shots, please send them to Sally Allen at sallen@clarksvilleacademy.com. These can be used on our website, Facebook page, athletics site or even the yearbook. We ask that you send photos promptly following the activity. 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 http://marketplace.clarksvilleacademy.com/all-products/. You can pay fees, tuition, Cougar Bucks and more all in one place!

 

FCA

Please join Intermediate School Fellowship of Christian Athletes each Wednesday morning in Mrs. Hinson’s room 128 at 7:15 a.m. Our officers this year are Carson Caudill and Madison Hawkins-Presidents, Charlton Kelly-Vice President, Bailey Coleman-Communication Coordinator, and Addy Means-Recruiter.  Everyone is welcome!

Please join the Upper School Fellowship of Christian Athletes each Wednesday morning at 7:15 in Coach Chuck Holt’s room (under the gym). We invite everyone to attend!

 

Expanding the Experience

Clarksville Academy is still very excited about our expansion plans! As you can see a new expansion which opened Feb 2015 is adjacent to the main building. This expansion is really booming on the north end of our campus and we are thrilled with the process! In this expanded part of the main building we have the opportunity for a few more classrooms to be named. We have had a few families reserve naming rights on some of the classrooms, but still have a couple left. If you are interested in honoring or memorializing someone in this way, please contact Sally Allen at sallen@clarksvilleacademy.com or 647-6311. These won’t last long.

Our hope is to have the new building shown below completed by 2020. We need your help do this! Contact Sally Allen at sallen@clarksvilleacademy.com to find out what you can do to help us reach our goal.

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Important Dates

  • March 25-27—Grandparents Day Lower School
  • April 3-10 Spring Break
  • April 14-17—Aspire Testing 9-10th Grades
  • April 18—ACT at CA
  • April 18—Steak Dinner
  • April 21-24—Aspire Testing 3rd-8th Grades
  • May 2—Prom
  • May 19-21 Exams
  • May 20 Last Day for Lower School

 

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 lunch@clarksvilleacademy.com.  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

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