Weekly News: January 28 – February 1, 2019

Lower School Robotics

This weekend, two CA Lower School Robotics teams attended the West TN First Lego League Championship in Memphis.  They put their “INTO ORBIT” STEM knowledge to the test against 48 teams of which very few were from lower schools. They competed in four categories, Robot Missions, Robot Design, Project and Core Values.  CyberCougars, (Jack Catellier, Jay Patel, Evan Mixon, Shelby Maynard, Will Copeland, Jackson Gardner, Nathan Reifenstahl ), placed 24th in the Robot Missions and did well in the other categories.  CougarCubs, (Cammie Johnston, Liya Abubucker, Madeline Dikeman, Parker Kent, Carmen Skaggs, Izzy Salmeron),  placed 38th in the Robot Missions and did well in the other categories.   Coaches Julie Catellier, Joanne Askew and Mentor, Caroline Salmeron, are so proud on how these two lower school teams represented Clarksville Academy.


Kindergarten Preview

All current PreK students and parents are invited to a Kindergarten preview on Monday, February 4 at 3:00 P.M. This event will give you a sneak peek into our Kindergarten program.  Join us for refreshments, class tours, and important information about the 2019-2020 Kindergarten year.


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



IS Basketball–The Intermediate School boys’ varsity team made it to the championship of the James C. Haile State Tournament. We will play Saturday, February 2, at 10:30 AM.

Varsity Girls Basketball—Sydneey Boykin hit the 1000-point mark in basketball last week.  On Friday night she was presented with a banner in the gym in her honor.


Cougar Store

All Items in the Cougar Store are 50% off!   Lots of Adult Small and Mediums left.  If you say you saw this in the newsletter, you will get an extra discount at check out.  Go Cougars!!!!



Investigator Sergeant Mark Wojnarek and Angela Christian of the MCSO spoke to forensic science students about the concept of preconceived notions.  Sergeant Wojnarek is the commander of the sheriff’s office forensic science team, and Angela Christian is a member of the team.  They shared information about crime scene investigation basics and what the field of forensics entails from a law enforcement point of view.



We are excited to announce a new conservation program at our school called Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing program devised to repurpose used markers rather than sending them to landfills. All around Clarksville Academy, students and teachers will be collecting used markers, highlighters and dry erase markers in drop-off boxes. Please help support our efforts by sending in any used markers you may have around the house- even non-Crayola brands. Thank you in advance for participating and furthering our school’s conservation efforts!


Dress Code

New dress code policies went into effect today, Tuesday, Jan 22.  Everyone should have received an email from our Student Council President regarding these.  Please contact your Head of School with questions regarding these changes.


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

We have many ways to give at Clarksville Academy.  One area of giving is the Clarksville Academy Foundation.  The CA Foundation was created in the summer of 2018 and incorporates our endowed funds. Endowments like Procter and Dan Burden Scholarship are now part of the CA Foundation.  On January 12 we hosted a Leanne Morgan Comedy Show with all proceeds benefiting the CA Foundation.  I’m happy to announce that was raised $17,938 at this one event!  Foundation funds must reach a specific level, determined by the Foundation Board, before any monies are spent.  Upon maturity only the interest from these funds will be used.   If you have any questions about giving, please contact Sally Allen at sallen@clarksvilleacademy.com.

Important Dates

  • February 9 – CA to Host Basketball District Tournament
  • February 15-18 – Winter Break – No School
  • March 20-22 – Lower School Grandparent’s Day Celebrations
  • March 25-29 – Spring Break – No School
  • April 6 – Prom
  • April 13 – Steak Dinner
  • April 19-22 – Easter Break
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