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Upper School News for the Week of September 17-21, 2012

School Photo Day

School photos will be taken on Tuesday, September 18.


Homecoming Information

2012 Intermediate and Upper School Homecoming and Spirit Week Activities.

Monday, September 24 – Nerd Day
Get together with friends and dress up like Steve Urkel .

Tuesday, September 25 – Twin Day
Get together with a friend (or two!) and wear matching outfits.

Wednesday, September 26 – Dapper Day
Get together with friends and dress to the nines.

Thursday, September 27 – Color Wars*
There will be a class competition to determine the overall best color-coordinated area in the school. Wear your class color from head-to-toe and help your class win!
* See reverse for color designations.

Bonfire at the CA Sports Complex
Students in grades PK-12 are invited to attend the annual CA Homecoming Bonfire
(weather permitting) at the CA Sports Complex from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
At 6:00 P.M. there will be a Powder Puff football game for Upper School students. The games will begin with Seniors vs. Freshman, then Juniors vs. Sophomores, and will end with the championship game. Each game will last approximately 20 minutes.
Food (hot dogs, chips, dessert, and drinks) will be provided for all students.

Friday, September 28 – Blue and Gold Day
Support our Cougars by wearing your blue and gold Clarksville Academy attire.
Be ready to show your Cougar pride at the pep assembly!

**Please remember, there is an overall participation spirit competition throughout the entire week.**

Cheer on your Cougar football team as they take on White House Heritage during the Homecoming Game on Friday, September 28, at 7:30 P.M., at Simpson Field. The presentation of the Homecoming Court will take place at half-time.

Intermediate and Upper School Color Wars

CLASS                  COLOR                    AREA
6th grade              Green                      6th Grade Doorway/Breezeway
7th grade              White                       Stairwell to Portables
8th grade              Purple                     Breezeway
9th grade              Pink                         Concessions Area
10th grade            Red                           Middle School Stairway
11th grade             Blue                          Top Middle School Locker Area
12th grade            Black                        Senior Hallway



Homecoming Dances – Sat. September 29th

Intermediate School Dance will be held from 7:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. at the Riverview Inn. Tickets are $15.00 per person and are available for purchase after assembly beginning September 17th. This price includes an evening of dancing, music with a DJ, and great food! There will also be photos taken at this fun filled event. The dance is open to students in grades 6-8 only. Having a date or guest come along with you is not required. CA students who plan to bring a guest from another school must sign the guest list in Mrs. Burkhart’s office prior to Friday, September 28. Attire is semi-formal. No denim is allowed. Boys must wear collared shirts and khaki or dress slacks. Please contact Mrs. Burkhart if you have questions regarding proper attire.

High School Dance will be held from 9:00 P.M. until midnight in the Auxiliary Gym. The dance is open to students in grades 9-12 only. Tickets will be available for purchase the week of September 17th-21st, during break. Tickets are $10 per person, or $15 per couple if purchased in advance. Tickets will be sold at the door Saturday evening for $10.00 per person. Attire is semi-formal. No denim is allowed. Boys must wear collared shirts and khaki or dress slacks. CA students who plan to bring a guest from another school must sign the guest list in the office prior to Friday, September 28, and you must also have a permission slip on file with Mrs. Coleman showing approval of guests entering this function. Please see Mrs. Coleman if you have questions.

Photo package will be available for purchase at the dance. Package cost is $20.00 and includes:
Two 5 X 7
Two 4 X 6
Eight wallets


Softball Conditioning

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


Juniors & Seniors – ACT

ACT Deadline is this week! Friday, September 21, 2012 is the deadline to sign up for the October 27, 2012. You can sign up at


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


Concert Choir

Concert choir is singing Thursday, Sept. 20 for The Salvation Army Banquet. Students will meet at 6:00 p.m. Thursday evening at First Baptist Church and finish around 7:15.



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!