Weekly News: January 6 – January 10, 2020

Hour of Code

Clarksville Academy honored the Hour of Code in early December. The week of December 9-12 was dedicated as Computer Science Education Week.  It is scheduled in early December every year to honor Grace Hopper, a female pioneer in the field of Computer Science, whose birthday is this month.

A growing movement in the computer Science field is called THE HOUR OF CODE.

It is an international/worldwide emphasis during computer science education week encouraging all teachers and students to engage in an hour of code. There were 128,394 events registered in 2019.  835,274,092 students, and 180+ countries, participated in the events.


Clarksville Academy was registered in the event as part of the TN Hour of Code


During our Science Labs that week K-3rd graders participated in our CA registered event.  FUSE students participated with Coach Stan Rozar along with his IS/US classes.  CA is proud to be a part of this global emphasis and participate in the HOUR OF CODE!


This unique experience kicked off in the final days of Christmas break. We had several of our Upper School students leave for once in lifetime opportunities. You can follow along on their journeys by visiting: https://clarksvilleacademy.com/category/off-campus-with-ca/

Upper School Winterim: Clarksville Academy upper school students are experiencing Winterim for the first time.  Winterim is a separate academic period between semester 1 and semester 2, and students receive credit on their academic transcript. It is the centerpiece of Clarksville Academy’s commitment to experiential education.  It brings something different to our campus. Winterim is designed to challenge students to expand their knowledge beyond present experiences and to foster a life-long love of learning.  It encourages deeper, more intense faculty-student relationships as we redefine our roles as student and teacher in side-by-side endeavors.
We have faculty and students all across the globe.  They are exploring the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador, climbing Mount Everest and the Himalayas, immersing themselves in the culture of the Hawaiian Islands, backpacking and backcountry camping, and discovering the science and leadership behind Walt Disney World.  We have other groups that are immersing themselves into our local government, media and journalism, leadership and entrepreneurship, nutrition, game-development and fitness.  As we enter into this minimester, we would like to thank our students, staff, and parents for their support.

Intermediate School Winterim: Our Intermediate School team has been working and planning for the last 2 months to prepare an awesome Cougar Connections program for our students.  Students in grades 6-8 will not follow their normal class schedule for these 2 weeks.  Rather, students will be fully immersed in Advisory groups that will rotate them through many different hands on and outside the box learning activities that include visits to the Maynard Makerspace, participating in career exploration classes, team building, math exploration, self-discovery, and more.  Groups are predetermined by grade level and will be given to students on Monday, January 6th. At the end of each day, each advisory group of 10-13 students will reflect with their advisor about all that they have done.  Additionally, advisors will mentor students about topics that will help prepare them for their academics and their continued journey in middle school.  Over the course of the second semester, students will have monthly opportunities to meet with their advisor and group to continue to grow academically, socially, and emotionally.


Thank you to everyone who participated in our FCA Christmas Dress Down Day. The money raised along with several donations allowed High School FCA to fulfill all of our 2019 Christmas projects! FCA would also like to thank the lower school students and teachers for decorating Christmas cards! The following is a list of our Christmas projects: St. Jude Children Hospital-$100 donation, The Smile Train-$250.00 to cover a cleft surgery for a child, two Angel Tree families, Manna Café-$100 donation, Ronald McDonald House-$100 donation,
Nursing Home-over 300 beautifully decorated cards, fruit and candy to three of our local nursing homes, Second Spoon-$25.00 donation.

Due to Winterim, High School FCA will meet on January 22.
Intermediate FCA will start the new year off on January 8.

We welcome and encourage everyone to join us in 2020!

CA Experience

We are excited to announce our new CA Experience program. CA Experience is an after school enrichment program that will focus on activities, classes, artistic lessons, sports training and so much more. Each session will run six weeks and provide a variety of opportunities for our students. These will be titled, CA Winter Experience, CA Spring Experience, CA Summer Experience and CA Fall Experience. CA Winter Experience will begin in January. Please visit our site for more information! https://clarksvilleacademy.com/ca-events/ca-experience/

Media Club

CA’s media club has posted new content to their site! We invite you to browse this wonderful student run site for exciting content from upper school students.  castudentlife.com


Games this week:

6th Grade Basketball play Mt. Juliet Christian on Saturday at 1PM in the main gym.

IS Basketball travels to Providence Christian tonight girls at 6, boys to follow, tomorrow they travel to Montgomery Central with the same game times, and will play Goodpasture at home on Thursday with the same game times.

US Basketball--The Girls play tonight at Northeast at 6:00. Friday both teams will take on Goodpasture at home with the girls at 6 and boys to follow.

Wrestling will travel to Greenbrier on Tuesday, Jan 7 and to Pope John Paul on Thursday, Jan 9 for a meet at 5:00. Saturday they will head to Hendersonville Invitational.

Let’s wish all these teams good luck!!!


Annual Giving has kicked off! We hope your family will support this important campaign. Annual Giving is used to offset the overall budget for those things not covered by tuition alone and is also used for focus areas. We’ve set aside 4 areas of focus this year and hope you will consider supporting them: New Playground, Updated Security, Library Refresh, Emerging Priorities such as a new PA system. For more information on this and to donate visit: https://marketplace.clarksvilleacademy.com/product/annual-giving/


Clarksville Academy is now part of the Amazon Smile program! Simply log on using smile.amazon.com and choose Clarksville Academy as your organization of choice! Every time you make purchase using smile.amazon.com we will receive a portion of your purchase! It’s that easy!

Box Tops

CA has always used the box tops label program to earn extra money for our school. We have been so lucky in the past for all your support for the program. Over the years we have earned thousands of dollars for our school. This year it is even easier! Simply download the Box Tops for Education app from the app store, pick Clarksville Academy as your school and start scanning your receipts! It’s as easy as that! So start scanning!


Did you know that CA is a Publix Partner? It’s easy to help us raise money for our school by logging your shopping. Visit publix.com/partners and choose Clarksville Academy. Then enter your phone number each time you check out. It’s that easy!


Did you know you can register your Kroger Plus for CA? Every time you use your Kroger Plus card a portion of your bill will be credited to CA! It’s that easy! Go online to Kroger.com and register today!


Fellowship of Christian Athletes is every Wednesday for ALL Intermediate & Upper School students. You do not have to be involved in athletics to attend. Intermediate School will be in Coach Trent’s room. Upper School in Mr. Boyd’s room 117 under the gym.


Follow us on Instagram at CACougarsTN, Facebook at Clarksville Academy, SnapChat at CACougarsTN and Twitter at CACougarsTN.

Have you seen our new video? We’d love you to share it on social media or with friends or neighbors you think would be interested in CA.

Important Dates

Jan 6-17 Winterim for IS & US Students

Jan 17–Half Day ALL Students
Feb 14-17 NO SCHOOL Winter Break

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