All School News: October 19 – October 25, 2015

School Photos

School photos were sent home with all students before break. If you want to order your photos please return the order form by no later than Tuesday, October 20. Retakes will be made on Nov 4.

Fall Festival

The Clarksville Academy Fall Festival is quickly approaching! On October 24 from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM families can participate in variety of fun activities. During this annual event we will have carnival games, a silent auction, vendor booths, food and so much more! If you are interested in being a vendor for this year’s fall festival please contact Candice Wall at These booths are open to outside vendors and we encourage you to participate. Each grade will also have a carnival game booth. Check with your child’s teacher/sponsor to sign up for a time to work. Each class is also assigned a themed basket and we ask that items be donated for these. A complete list of baskets is below.

Golf Team

The girls Varsity Golf Team travelled to Manchester to participate in the State Tournament last week. The team finished 4th out of 8 teams! Bailey Foote tied 24th, Mallory Saleh tied for 27th and Hunter Farrell finished 43rd. We are so proud of these ladies! This makes three consecutive team state tournament appearances! Way to go Cougars!



Player of the Week

Julie Parks, from Heritage Bank and Head Football Coach Todd Hood present Garrett Bauer & John Austin Peay with the Player of the Week Award based on their outstanding performance in the past two weeks. Garrett had a great game on October 8th in our final home game against Bruceton. He graded 93% on offense, recovered an outside kick, and returned a punt for 7 yards. Garrett also had 11 tackles and 1 interception on the defensive side of the ball. The Cougars won the region match up 21 to 6. Coach Hood declared, “Garrett played his best all around game this year and he moved to free safety this week and played great.” This past Friday night, October 16, the Cougars travelled to Huntingdon to take on the Mustangs. John Austin Peay averaged 38 yards per punt with no return yards. The Cougars lost the game. Coach Hood declared, “John Austin had a great kicking night that really eliminated any return yards on the a night against a state ranked team.” The Cougars will travel to Perry County for a big region game. We’d love to see you there!



Coach of the Year

Congratulations to Varsity Bowling Head Coach Tracy Burkhart for being named Coach of the Year by her peers in the TSSAA for the 2014-2015 season. CA received word over fall break that Coach Tracy Burkhart had received this distinguished award!

Fine Arts Blog

The Fine Arts department has started a weekly blog of their activities! We hope you will check back often to see what your student may be doing in art, music, and drama. Important dates and performance information will also be posted. Bookmark this site for exciting information!

Choir Fundraiser

Concert and Show Choirs will be kicking off their yearly fundraiser this Wednesday. The group is selling cookie dough, candles, and cakes until October 20th. This fundraiser helps supplement the equipment, props, some costume needs and our trip to Gatlinburg. See any choir member, Mrs. Hollis, or go by Mrs. Turnage’s desk to place an order and support the group! All purchases will be delivered before Thanksgiving!


Many of you take photos at various events and activities around school. We encourage you to share these with our Marketing/PR office as well as our yearbook staff by using the email This email is designed for students and parents to send pictures taken throughout the school year. W encourage you to caption your photo or to write a sentence or two with the event name, students pictured in the photo and the date it was taken. We do not guarantee that every photo will be used, but we look forward to seeing your pictures.

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.

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 Coach Trent’s room 402 (the new building) at 7:15 a.m. Everyone is welcome!

Please join the Upper School Fellowship of Christian Athletes each Wednesday morning at 7:15. We invite everyone to attend!

Important Dates

Oct 23 No School Lower School
Oct 24 Fall Festival
Nov 2 Admissions Open House
Nov 4 Photo Retakes for Yearbook
Nov 11 Veteran’s Day No 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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