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Intermediate School News for March 17 – 23, 2014


Intermediate students participated in a stem challenge by making rockets out of specific materials. The enjoyed a beautiful day to launch their own engineered designs!


8th grade science students explored what works best for protecting against ultraviolet radiation. Much to everyone’s surprise, spraying with sunscreen before going outside significantly reduced the time it took for the ultraviolet rays to penetrate the color changing beads!  




Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program

Congratulations to Kristofer Wallace for being nominated for the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program! Way to go!!



Dear Clarksville Academy Parents,
Clarksville Academy has adopted the use of ACT Aspire, ACT’s new assessment system, as the summative assessment in grades 3rd through 10th, beginning this school year. This new assessment will replace the CTP4, 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. This assessment will enable our teachers to chart their students’ progress year to year.

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 grades 3rd through 10th.

Students in grades 3rd through 5th will take the paper version of the Aspire test and students in grades 6th through 10th will test using the computer based version of the Aspire.

The ACT Aspire will be administered in the mornings on the following dates:3rd – 5th grades – Monday through Thursday, April 7th – 10th

6th grade – Tuesday through Friday, April 1st – 4th
7th grade – Monday through Thursday, April 7th – 10th
8th grade – Friday through Wednesday, April 11th, 14th – 16th
9th grade – Monday and Tuesday, April 7th and 8th
10th grade – Wednesday and Thursday, April 9th and 10th

Please be sure to impress upon your child the importance of sufficient sleep and a nutritious breakfast. To access more information about the ACT Aspire, log on to their website at you in advance for your help in making this year’s ACT Aspire a success.Please do not hesitate to contact me through email with any questions or concerns. My email address is

The late registration ACT deadline for the April 12th test date is Friday, March 21st.  Please sign up before the deadline at if you are interested in taking the April ACT.


Important Dates

Spring Break – March 24 – 28
Steak Dinner – April 5th


CA Steak Dinner

CA Steak Dinner Tickets will be on sale through April 1st.


Chick-fil-a Spirit Night

Please join CA on Wednesday, March 19th from 5pm – 8pm at Chick-fil-a to benefit Loaves and Fishes. Thank you for your support!


Clarksville Academy Cougar Classic Golf Tournament

19th Annual Clarksville Academy Cougar Classic Golf Tournament presented by The Clarksville Academy Cougar Club will be held on Saturday, April 26th, 2014 at Swan Lake Golf Course off of Dunbar Cave Road in Clarksville. This is a four-person scramble.  There will be a shotgun start at 8:00 AM. For more information the tournament or sponsorships, please contact Theresia Burchett at


CA Varsity Dance Team Tryout

Varsity Dance Team Try Outs will be held April 14-17 from 3-4:30. Please sign up by sending an email with your name and grade to Theresia Burchett @  A try out packet will then be sent to you via email. 


CA Cheerleading Tryouts

If your child is interested in trying out for the Clarksville Academy Varsity Cheerleading Squad, it is that time of year again.  Tryout packets and information can be picked up in Mrs. Walker’s office.  The parent interest meeting will be held on Monday, March 17th at 4:30 p.m. in the Auxiliary gym.


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.


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


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.