Lower School News: May 7 – May 11, 2018


FUSE students celebrated “May the Fourth Be With You” with a Star Wars STEM day. Students completed their “Jedi training” with a levitate a sphere challenge, as well as creating a launcher from given supplies. They enjoyed some very creative Star Wars-themed snacks and dressed in their favorite Star Wars shirts.

4th grade FUSE Social Studies students reviewed the French and Indian War by participating in an interactive simulation battle.

4th Grade FUSE travelled to Union City, TN to visit Discovery Park. This extended day field trip was a wonderful experience for our students.

5th graders enjoyed a lively presentation by Officer Greg Grandersen this week who works with the G. R. E. A. T. Program (Gang Resistance Education and Training).  He promotes a message of anti-bullying and equips students with strategies to respond to bullying situations.  Officer Grandersen kept students engaged as students participated in a discussion about key vocabulary related to bullying behavior and role-playing.  He also promotes a message of healthy living as he had students cheer along with him that “Unhealthy choices make us WEAK!  Healthy choices make us STRONG!”  Students enthusiastically shouted the cheer and marveled at Officer Grandersen’s displays of strength from healthy choices as he lifted a student, tore a deck of cards, phone book, and license plate in half, and drove a nail through a board with his hand.  Officer Grandersen is also the author-illustrator of a comic book using the G. R. E. A. T. Curriculum which can be found at this link:  https://www.great-online.org/Home/Communities/Comic .


V is for Volunteer

Lower School events day was a huge success!  Our students and teachers worked hard decorating our hallway with a variety of information about TN.  Author Michael Shoulders came by and talked with our students while reading his book. The students enjoyed every minute of it!


Science News

Third graders begin their unit on  Energy.  This week in Science Lab we discussed solar energy.  We created solar ovens using recycled pizza boxes.  We used aluminum foil to reflect the sunlight.  We placed graham crackers, chocolate squares, and marshmallows in our solar ovens. Our experiment yielded a yummy treat!

Field Day

Field Day will be Tuesday, May 8 at the Sports Complex.  Please see your class newsletter for more information regarding your child’s participation.


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. bethfmabry@gmail.com.


Teacher Treats

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!


Social Media

Please like us on Facebook—Clarksville Academy, follow us on Twitter—CACougarsTN, and on our new Sports Information Twitter—CACougarsSports.



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 photos@clarksvilleacademy.com.

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