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Upper School News for October 15-21, 2012

Congratulations Ahauve

Congratulations to Ahauve Orusa, who auditioned and was selected for the Tennessee Mid-State Choir.  She was one of over 200 sopranos who auditioned and only 50 were selected for the choir.


Softball Conditioning

Conditioning is Mondays and Wednesdays starting at 5:30pm. Ladies in fall sports are excused from conditioning.


Sophomores & Juniors

Dear Clarksville Academy 10th & 11th Grade Parents:

On Saturday, October 20, 2012, from 8:00-11:30 A.M., Clarksville Academy will administer the PSAT to all 10th and 11th graders who wish to participate. This test is scheduled nationally by the College Board and is given on the same dates and times throughout the country.

As you may be aware, the reasons for administering the PSAT are twofold.  One, it is given in an effort to prepare the students for their upcoming SAT assessments.  Two, it is used as a qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program.  We recommend that your child take the assessment if he or she is a potential merit scholar candidate or if he or she plans on attending a college or university that requires SAT scores for admission.

All students in 10th and 11th grade will be given the Official Student Guide to the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) within the next few days. Included in that guide is a full length practice test to be completed at home by your child at your discretion.

If you and your child decide to sign up for the test, the deadline to sign up is Thursday, September 27, 2012.  The fee for the PSAT is $15.00 and should be paid in the guidance office no later than Thursday, October 4, 2012.

For optimum performance, it is imperative that your child be prepared for this assessment.  Please be sure to impress upon your child the importance of sufficient sleep and a nutritious breakfast.  Additionally, your child should bring the following items with him or her on the morning of the test:

*several number 2 pencils, sharpened, with erasers

*a calculator (see approved calculators in the student handbook and on the website)

*pencil sharpener (not electric or battery operated)

*sweater or sweatshirt (the testing room may be cool on that morning)

To access more information about the PSAT/NMSQT and test taking tips, log on to their website at

Thank you in advance for your help in making this year’s PSAT assessment a success.

Please do not hesitate to contact me through email with any questions or concerns.  My email address is



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). We will be meeting on Wednesday mornings at 7:15 a.m. Please come and be a part of FCA, everyone is welcome!