All School News – May 11th – May 17th, 2015

Ford Drive One for Your School

Calling all parents…we need your help! Next week on Wednesday, May 13 we will host the Ford Drive One for Your School event. This event will take place in our front parking lot from 9-1:30 PM. Parents, grandparents, friends, are invited to come by school and simply ride along in one of Ford’s new products. By doing this Ford will give $20 for each rider (only one per household/address). We will have a sign-up available for parents or student drivers who are over 18. We encourage you to take part in this great event. A sign up sheet is located here:

The grade with the most participation will receive an end of the year ice cream party! (Each rider can only count for 1 grade…so ask friends and family to participate on behalf of multiple children!) Share this sign up sheet with grandparents, neighbors, your entire office staff, etc. We encourage as many as possible to come out and participate!


Summer Camp

New Camps added! Summer Camp registration is LIVE online! We are so excited about the wonderful camps being offered this year and can’t wait for you to see them. Registration is NOW open, but spaces are limited. Payments must be made at the time of registration. Camps will run the months of June and July and offer something for each age group. Register today!



Teacher Appreciation

A big thank you to all those parents who donated, are preparing desserts, or have signed up to help with Teacher Appreciation week! We are truly thankful for both our teachers and our parents!


Playground Updates

The old playground equipment has been removed from the North Second playground and the groundwork prep has been completed. Progress on our new sand volleyball court is moving quickly. Coach Peterson and Coach Wallace have ordered the equipment and net supports so as soon as they arrive we will install. We look forward to having many great challenges and matches in the remaining weeks of this school year and in the years to come.


Billy Frank Smith Sports Banquet

The annual Billy Frank Smith Sports Banquet was a huge success. We are very proud of all our student athletes. Below you will find a list of our student athletes who maintained a 3.5 or better GPA. Congratulations to all our athletes.

John Ankoviak
Hope Askew
Meg Askew
Dawson Bagwell
Evie Baldwin
Kyle Barton
Brayden Batson
Garrett Bauer
Kaitlyn Blume
Brainna Bond
Hunter Bracy
Dylan Bryant
Emily Bryant
Bradley Burger
Madigan Burman
Ian Campbell
Caroline Caudill
Konar Chapman
Anna Cherry
Michael Conn
Sara Cook
Kendall Covington
Morgan Crowley
Anne Marie Darke
Cheyenne Deibert
Daniel Dela Cruz
Dylan Dessert
Bryan Dirksen
Michaela Dowdy
Hunter Farrell
Abigail Finn
Emma Flowers
Hannah Flowers
Jade Franklin
Justin Gao
Aubree Gauchat
Grace Giles
Nicki Goad
Alesa Griffy
Shali Griffy
Sydney Halliday
Damian Hardison
Emma Hessock
Abbey Hogan
Carlynn Holleman
Hannah Holt
Justin Hood
Becca Howes
Lilian Johnson
Owen Johnson
Taylor Kazinski
Drew Kircher
Will Lankford
Jenny Li
Summer Long
Rebakah Lynn
Elizabeth Mabry
Chris Magrans
Jayson McClendon
Jackie McDowell
Jackson McIntosh
Morgan McIntosh
William McIntosh
Brinley Meek
Luke Meyer
Trista Millerd
Kaitlyn Minton
Katelyn Missey
Shelby Moore
Heidi Mullins
Nanami Murata
Hunter Nash
Peter Nguyen
Stone Norris
Maddy O’Connor
Ahuave Orusa
Grace Parbs
Will Parbs
Alex Pearson
John Austin Peay
Shelby Pendergrast
Suraj Prabhu
Ivan Purcell
Lacey Rainville
Ali Rawlings
Cambree Reed
Will Renkl
Parker Rice
Anthony Rivera
Anne Marie Rocconi
Wesley Rugen
Mallory Saleh
Mackenzie Sawyer
Trey Singer
Dalton Smith
Georgia Smith
Mimi Strong
Presleigh Sykes
Candice Swaffer
Blake Taylor
Connor Thomas
Emma Thomas
Sedona Tooley
Iliana Toro
Taylor Treadway
Evelyn Turner
Breyana Washington
Abby Watson
Sydney Watts
Austin Wendt
Aleisha Whitaker
Gracie Whitlow
Hailey Wilcox
Morgan Wilson
Colton Woodson
Robbie Yates
Natalie Yen


Photography Exhibit

Photography 1 will have their last show on display on the main level of the Fine Arts building starting Wednesday, and it will last until May 14th. We will have a closing reception on the 14th from 5-7pm and everyone is invited to attend! This show is made up of cyanotype images the students have made while exploring alternative photographic processes.


Cara Miller Names Apple Distinguished Educator

Congratulations to Cara Miller for being a named an Apple Distinguished Educator. Cara was chosen from thousands of applicants to be a part of the 2015-2016 Class. Approximately 150 educators from public, private and collegiate institutions worldwide were chosen. This is a great honor for Cara and our school!

“The Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) Program began in 1994, when Apple recognized K-12 and higher education pioneers who are using a variety of Apple products to transform teaching and learning in powerful ways. Today it has grown into a worldwide community of over 2,000 visionary educators and innovative leaders who are doing amazing things with Apple technology in and out of the classroom. Apple is pleased to welcome Cara Miller to the ADE Class of 2015. Learn more about this group of innovative educators online at .”


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.



Please contact Kristi Truitt at 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.



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 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 You can pay fees, tuition, Cougar Bucks and more all in one place!



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 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 to find out what you can do to help us reach our goal.



Important Dates

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 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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