Weekly News: December 10 – December 14, 2018

Christmas Break

Christmas Break begins this week!  Intermediate and Upper School students are dismissed break after their last exam on Thursday.  Lower School students will be dismissed immediately following the Lower School Christmas Program.  This takes place at 8:30AM on Friday. 

Mr. & Miss. CA

Congratulations to Brandon Walker and Ahna Herrera for being chosen as Mr. & Miss. CA.  This honor is given to a senior boy and girl who embody what it means to be a Clarksville Academy Cougar.  Each year the faculty and staff and cast their vote for this distinct honor. We are so proud of these students!


Engage, Embrace, Empower

Clarksville Academy is blogging!  Our new blog launched the week of Thanksgiving and will post twice weekly. The hope of this blog is to offer insights for parents.  We will discuss a variety of topics from technology, to parenting ideas, ways to prepare your child for testing, long breaks, etc.  We hope you will choose to subscribe and to encourage your friends to do so as well. These blogs will not be CA centered, but will offer insights for any parent at any school.  Subscribe online at: https://clarksvilleacademy.com/category/engage-embrace-empower/


There will be no breakfast next week.  The sub/salad line will also not be available.  Thank you!

Robotics Team Going to State

CA’s Lower School Robotics Club competed against 14 teams from across West TN in the West TN First Lego League (FLL) State Qualifier.  CA had 3 teams compete and 2 of the 3 qualified for the State Competition and the 3rd team qualified as an alternate.  Of the 14 teams competing only 4 were lower school students while the other 10 were middle school level teams with many years experience.  We are so proud of all our Robotics Team members and wish them the best luck in the state competition! 


The high school Fellowship of Christian Athletes would like to invite staff, Intermediate & Upper School students to participate in our annual Dress Down Day on Monday, December 10. The $5.00 donation will help support the following Christmas projects: St. Judes, Manna Cafe, Angel Tree, Mission in Asia, Missionaries, The Smile Train, Nursing Home cards. Thank you and Merry Christmas! 


The bookstore is 25% off on EVERYTHING from now until Christmas!  Stop by and check it out!

Exam Schedule

Mid-Term exams will began on Tuesday, December 11 and continue through Thursday, December 13.  Students are only required to be on campus during their assigned exam time.  A study hall will be provided from 8-11:15 daily if students need a place to go when not taking an exam.  All Intermediate and Upper School students should be picked up by 11:30 daily.  There is no mid-day van service during this week.

2018-2019 Upper School Semester I Exam Week Schedule

Grades 6-12

Tuesday, December 11                             
8:00 – 9:30                                 1st period exam
9:30 – 9:45                                 Break
9:45 – 11:15                               2nd period exam

Wednesday, December 12                       
8:00 – 9:30                                 3rd period exam
9:30 – 9:45                                 Break
9:45 – 11:15                               4th period exam

Thursday, December 13                           
8:00 – 9:30                                5th period exam 
9:30 – 9:45                                Break
9:45 – 11:15                              6h period exam


The time for the 2019 Graduation Ceremony is changed to 7PM on the night of May 24. 

Communication of School Closing

When inclement weather prevents us from coming to school or causes us to be late, school closing information can be found on News Channels 2, 4, 5, and Fox 17, the Leaf Chronicle and Clarksville Now.  We will also email and send text notification.  Our website will have any school closing information posted as well.  We will do our best to quickly assess the situation and make an announcement.  We do not follow Montgomery County School System in these closings. 

Annual Giving

Although this is not part of annual giving, we wanted to inform you on how our Winter Carnival funds are used.  Winter Carnival (formerly Fall Festival) is an event sponsored by our Clarksville Academy Parent Association (CAPA). This event acts as their major fundraiser for the events and projects they do throughout the year.  The money earned through vendor booth rentals ($50 per booth) and the classroom/grade level basket auction help to fund these projects.  This year the CAPA raised approximately $6,000 on the Winter Carnival.  They will use this money to sponsor events for teachers and families over the course the year (like the Back to School Tailgate in August, Teacher Appreciation Week in May, Teacher Treats, chosen school wide projects or improvements).  The individual grades receive the money from the Reindeer Games.  Each grade or classroom made between $100-$500 on their Reindeer Game, the 7th & 8thgrade families provided our grill for the event and made approximately $1,000 toward their Washington DC trip, the Junior Class auction brought in $3,500 which will go toward the Junior/Senior Prom. This is a great event for our School, our families and the community.  We thank each and every one of you who sent items, donated your time, or came to the festival and enjoyed all our offerings!  We look forward to next year!  

We are continuing our Annual Giving campaign and need your help! In order to accomplish all we have planned we need the support of every parent.  Please take the time to give today.  We have plans for additional professional development opportunities, emerging needs like AED machines, technology needs, updating our library to be a Makerspace, and continuing to boost our security with upgraded cameras, mag strike doors and more.  If you have any questions about annual giving, please contact Sally Allen at sallen@clarksvilleacademy.com

Important Dates

  • December 10-13 – Intermediate & Upper School Final Exams
  • December 14 – Lower School Christmas Program—Immediate dismissal from program
  • December 15 – January 2 – Holiday Break—No School
  • January 3 – Return to School!
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