In 7th grade English, students have been reading Flowers for Algernon and a nonfiction text about a family’s decision to keep their disabled daughter small through medical intervention. Through the course of this unit, students have focused on pulling text evidence, evaluating the ethical choices of each text, and comparing the perspectives of authors. We have reached the middle of Flowers for Algernon, and in lieu of a quiz, students participated in a Socratic seminar. This activity requires students to prepare both their own thoughts and questions for classmates and helps students sharpen their speaking and listening skills. During the activity, the teacher acts solely as a mediator and observers students are encouraged to take the lead in directing the conversation and holding their peers accountable. At the conclusion of each class, all students were surprised at the maturity and sophistication of their peers and have expressed a desire to do another seminar soon.
Clarksville Academy Night
Every Wednesday night at Firehouse Subs. Please go by either the Madison Street store or the Wilma Rudolph store and let them know you are with Clarksville Academy. Clarksville Academy will receive 15% of the sale. Every Wednesday night is Clarksville Academy Night at Firehouse Subs.
Clarksville Academy Association (CAA) is the parent volunteer association of Clarksville Academy. There are many opportunities throughout the school year for parents, guardians, and grandparents to get involved by volunteering your time and/or contributions. We certainly hope you will join us in making CA an even greater place for our children, faculty and staff! Please contact Beth Mabry on how to get involved. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each grade level will have the opportunity one time during the school year to provide Teacher Treats. You may contribute snacks, treats, drinks or a monetary donation to help purchase treats. Please watch for your grade’s week and contact your representative.
Box Top Contest
The CAA invites everyone to participate in our Box Tops Contest this year! When you turn in your Box Tops please label the baggie with your student’s name, grade and teacher (Lower School). A tally will be kept of all box top returns and a Pizza party will be awarded to the class with the most labels returned!
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes would like to invite everyone to be a part of FCA this year! High School will meet in room #118 Coach Trent’s Room, Intermediate School will meet in Mrs. Drake’s room. Please make plans to attend Wednesdays at 7:15am, everyone is welcome!
Throughout the year if you take photos at various school events and would like to submit them for possible use in the yearbook or for marketing purposes, please send them to email@example.com.