Upper School News: April 25 – April 29, 2016

Honors Ecology

The past two weeks in Honors Ecology students have been studying the factors involved in determining water quality. Activities have included virtual and actual water testing labs in which students tested local fresh water resources for dissolved oxygen, pH level, and nitrate level. During the enhanced schedule day on Thursday, students build a water filtration system using 2 liter bottles and other supplied materials. The students tested how effective the filter was by pouring local pond water through the system.Clarksville-Academy-News-April-25-16-08


Science Fair Awards

Our Middle Tennessee Science Fair Competitors took home top prizes in many of the categories.  The list of awards and monetary amounts are listed below. We are so proud of our students and their success with this program. The fair was held in Nashville.

Each 1st place got a plaque and $100, 2nd place got a plaque and $75 and 3rd a plaque and $50
Physics and Astronomy

  • 1st Place
    Justin Gao
  • 2nd Place
    Cody Maxson
  • 3rd Place (tie)
    Mitchell Briningstool
    Will Masterlz


  • 2nd Place
    Julia Traughber
  • 3rd Place
    Hannah Flowers
  • Honorable Mention(tie)
    Anne Kimball
    Bradley Burger

Health and Medicine

  • 1st Place
    Macy Truitt
  • 2nd Place
    Jackson McIntosh
  • 3rd Place
    Mimi Strong

Environmental Sciences and Management

  • 2nd Place
    Jackson Manning
  • 3rd Place
    Gracie Whitlow
  • Honorable Mention
    Allie Munroe

Energy and Transportation

  • 2nd Place
    Cambree Reed
    Will Renkl

Computer Science

  • 3rd Place
    Dawson Bagwell


  • 3rd Place (tie)
    Michaela Dowdy
    Georgia Smith

Behavioral and Social Sciences

  • 2nd Place
    Shelby Moore

Animal Science/ Zoology

  • 2nd Place
    Abigail Finn

In addition to category winners Jackson Manning won the David J Wilson Award ($125) and Macy Truitt won the Howard J Wayt Biomedical award ($250)

We are so proud of all our students!




Congratulations to Michael Conn for being nominated as Athlete of the Year for Clarksville Academy at the Tennessean Middle Tennessee Sports Awards. The awards banquet takes place May 26. Way to go Michael!


Varsity Baseball

On Friday night the Varsity Baseball Team held a “Rally For Rhyan” baseball game.  Rhyan Loos is the six-year-old niece of Nikki and Coach Jake Peterson . She is battling Neuroblastoma, which is a rare form of pediatric cancer. She was not able to be with us but the game was live streamed via The CUBE and she and her family was able to watch. The love and support of our C.A. baseball family, along with a donation to the family for over 1,000.00 plus a big win over Northeast made for a great night!!


Youth Legislature

From Thursday through Sunday April 14-17, 2016 eight CA students participated in the annual YMCA Youth Legislature conference held in our state capitol in Nashville. These are the students that participated:

Morgan Crowley
Cheyenne Delbert
Josie Foote
Austin Harnage
Owen Johnson
DJ McDonald
Parker Rice
Natalie Yen

This year’s conference was very large, with 850 students from east, west and middle Tennessee. On Thursday students sat in committee meeting until well into the night in which every team’s legislative bill was debated and ranked. The ranking by one’s peers will determine if a bill makes it out of committee and then debated and voted on by either Friday through Sunday delegates are in their component, which means either red or blue house or red or blue senate. Blue House & Senate are for younger delegates and Red House and Senate are for the more seasoned delegates. The Red Senate legislative team of Owen Johnson & Parker Rice was successful in having their bill successfully passed and then forwarded to the Red House. The Blue House legislative team of Cheyenne Delbert, Morgan Crowley and Natalie Yen had the top ranked bill in their committee and thus it also came up for debate on Friday where it was then passed and forwarded to the Blue Senate. After being approved in the Blue Senate their bill was then forward on to the student governor. The youth governor read and signed the bill into law. This is quite an admirable accomplishment to achieve for anyone, but especially for first year delegates!! Their bill promotes earthquake awareness and readiness via earthquake drills in all schools state wide [similar to fire drills & tornado drills]. Cheyenne Delbert was received an Outstanding Delegate award for her work in the Blue House. Congratulations to Cheyenne for her achievement!





Student Council

There will be an open focus group meeting to discuss the Student Council election procedures on Tuesday, April 26 at 7:15 in the gym. This meeting is open to all students, 6-12 grades, who are interested in offering feedback or suggestions regarding the Student Council election process.

AP History

Mr. Christmas is offering a three-day writing workshop for AP history students (AP US History and AP European History) this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday during Study Hall in his room. Each day will focus on a different element of the AP Exam: the Short Answer Question, the Long Essay Question, and the Document Based Question. The information, ranging from rubrics to best practices, will be beneficial to all students who hope to score well on the May 6 AP exam.

Prom Tickets

Prom & After- Prom tickets are on sale with Mrs. Pitt through April 29. Tickets are $10 for Prom and $10 for After-Prom. CA’s Annual Prom will take place on Saturday, April 30.


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 photos@clarksvilleacademy.com. This email is designed for students and parents to send pictures taken throughout the school year. We 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.

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.

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