Josten’s Rep on Campus
Junior and senior parents, don’t forget…A Jostens representative will be on campus Wednesday, October 7, 2015, from 11:45 A.M. until 1:20 P.M. taking class ring orders and senior announcement, memorabilia, and cap and gown orders. This is the only day that our representative will be on campus taking orders. Packets went home early last week with all package offerings and order forms. If your student will not be on campus on Wednesday, October 7, please turn your order in prior to Wednesday. Please contact the main office if you have any questions.
The 2016 Governor’s School applications are now available at: https://www.tn.gov/education/topic/tdoe-governors-schools
The Tennessee Governor’s Schools offer selected gifted and talented high school students intensive learning experiences on postsecondary campuses. Students in the tenth and eleventh grades who would like to participate in a challenging and high-intensity program in one of the twelve areas should speak with their school counselor. Each Governor’s School convenes a review/selection committee, which will select the students after all applications are submitted.
All applications must be submitted through Mrs. Denise Walker at least 1 week prior to the deadline. Please note, each school’s deadline is different. The deadlines range between November 6, 2015 through December 15, 2015. Please see me if you have questions.
The Upper School Forensics Team competed at White House High School on Saturday. Freshmen Madison Hawkins and Hunter Kueter and sophomore Tashaunda Grimmett competed for the first time in Impromptu Speaking. Each commented on how much they enjoyed participating in this activity for the first time! Freshmen Tyler Jones again competed in Poetry Interpretation with a collection of poems by Shel Silverstein. Mrs. Baron is so proud of her new team and continues to look forward to their upcoming tournaments, including one on Halloween at Brentwood Academy. Please come out and support the Forensics Team’s booth at Fall Festival and help us fundraise for transportation and registration costs!
Mrs. Baron’s English Classes
Mrs. Baron’s English I classes are wrapping up their first quarter study of The Value of Life. Students have read The Book Thief, Animal Farm and a collection of poems, short stories, and articles to prepare to write an argument essay in which they articulate whether it is possible to place a monetary value on a human life.
Mrs. Baron’s English II classes are wrapping up their first quarter study of Struggle, Survival, and Adaptation. Students have read Man’s Search for Meaning, Between Shades of Gray, and a collection of poems, short stories, and informational texts to prepare to write an argument essay in which they articulate the value struggle plays in a human life.
Congratulations to our new INTERACT CLUB officers! Interact club members will be attending the weekly meeting of the Sunrise Rotary Club on Thursday, October 9. Interact members meet twice a month, and the club’s focus is serving others in our Clarksville community in conjunction with the ideals of Rotary Club International.
Treasurer Emma Hessock can collect the $10 annual club dues which are due by October 24.
Officers for 2015-16:
President Elizabeth Mabry
Vice President Kaitlyn Minton
Secretary Janni Quinn
Treasurer Emma Hessock
Committee Chair Sedona Tooley
Sponsor Mrs. Amanda Pitt
Saturday school will be held on Saturday, October 31, from 8:00-Noon.
Fine Arts Blog
The Fine Arts department has started a weekly blog of their activities! We hope you will check back often to see what your student may be doing in art, music, and drama. Important dates and performance information will also be posted. Bookmark this site for exciting information!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. This email is designed for students and parents to send pictures taken throughout the school year. W 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.
We encourage you to download our mobile app from the App Store. We are currently only available on Apple products. This app will provide wonderful updates about what is going on at our school.