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Upper School News for August 26 – September 1, 2013

Important Update to Emergency/Medical/Demographic Form
in Powerschool

Because Clarksville Academy is streamlining data and requiring certain forms to be completed electronically, it is mandatory that you log in to your child’s PowerSchool account and complete the Emergency/Medical/Demographic section.  Our revised form has additional pertinent information that assists us in the safety of your child and follows state regulations.

You will find a portion that asks you to list any individual who is authorized to pick up your child and there is a drop down box asking “yes” or “no” to two new questions.

Any emergency card received prior to today’s date is no longer valid.  You must log in and complete the new form, and may do so by clicking the link below.  Your electronic signature and date is required to validate all information provided is accurate.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact CA’s office.  If you have not received PowerSchool codes, please email Sheila Ragsdale at or Kari Turner at

PowerSchool accounts must be accessed and updated no later than Friday, August 30, 2013.  We understand that your time is valuable and appreciate your cooperation and assistance in this matter.



Challenge Based Learning

The 2013-2014 kickoff event for the Challenge Based Learning program will be on Friday, August 30, from 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.  We will be hosting a CBL Introduction Day Assembly.  This year our CBL focus will be IMPACT Clarksville: Reduce our Carbon Footprint.  We will reveal the 10 Essential Questions on which our CBL groups will be working.  CA has invited 10 community leaders, from organizations around our city, to speak about how their particular group impacts Clarksville. Our CBL groups will be partnering with these leaders in our guiding activities throughout the course of our year, in our off campus endeavors as we IMPACT Clarksville. By collaborating with our CBL team members, combining our talents, and engaging in our off campus guiding activities, we will begin to define our challenges and reach our solutions.  Our ultimate goal: to IMPACT Clarksville & Reduce our Carbon Footprint.


Study Abroad

We will offer two study abroad opportunities for our students this school year. Students interested in travelling to London with Kyle Christmas during spring break should email him at and attend an interest meeting on Thursday, August 29 from 5-6:30. Those interested in travelling to Italy with Piper Bell should attend an interest meeting on Tuesday August 27 at 6PM in the Fine Arts Building upper level.



Please join Fellowship of Christian Athletes on Wednesdays for our meeting! This year Upper school FCA will meet in Coach Holt’s classroom #118 (under the gym) and Intermediate school FCA will meet in Mrs. Hinson’s classroom #128. We will be meeting on Wednesday mornings at 7:15 a.m. Please come and be a part of FCA, everyone is welcome! You do not have to be an athlete to participate in FCA. Our first meeting will be September 4! See you there!