Weekly News: December 3 – December 7, 2018

Literacy Day

What an amazing day for our students!  We hope you got a chance to see The Grinch  By Dr. Seuss come to life in our library.  Thank you to Mrs. Lisa Wilson and Mrs. Procter for all their hard work on this event.


Winter Carnival

THANK YOU for participating in our Winter Carnival.  It was a great day for our community.  A big thank you to Kerri Mace & Nicole Williamson for Co-Chairing this wonderful event.


Christmas Concert

You are invited to the Christmas Concert presented by the Upper School Concert Choir, Tuesday evening, 6:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church. You will enter at the Commerce and 5th Street entrance. Please come and support the group!


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!


Cocoa, Cookies and Carols

The Admissions Office cordially invites you to attend Cocoa, Cookies and Carols!  On Saturday, December 8 from 4:30-6:00 PM Pre-K and Kindergarten students and their families (an adult must attend with each child) are invited to campus to decorate cookies, drink cocoa and take the Cougar Express to look at lights while caroling!  On Monday, December 10 from 3:00-6:00 PM grades 1-5 are invited to stay after school and participate in the same activities, but they will also watch a movie.  All RSVPs should be made by Friday, December 7 to Amy Burchett at aburchett@clarksvilleacademy.com.  We look forward to seeing you then!


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.  Check us out at: https://clarksvilleacademy.com/category/engage-embrace-empower/



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 begin 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


 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

Over the course of our first semester one way we have used our annual funds is to purchase a much needed software system for our enrollment management offices.  This new system will help us track students as they inquire about CA and follow them throughout the enrollment process.  It will allow our admissions office to better serve our future and current students.  This is one of the many things that doesn’t merit a tuition increase, but is best served by our annual funds.

As you can see, we have already made strong use of the annual funds already committed, but we need your help to continue to improve our school.  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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