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Upper School News: February 8 – February 12, 2016

Shakespeare Competition

Congratulations to the Upper School Shakespeare Competition winners, Maggie Clark (first place) and Cassidy Stephenson (runner up)! Fourteen Upper School students competed in the contest after being chosen by their English instructors as the best from their respective classes. All of the students were praised by the judges for their enthusiasm, understanding, and hard work. Representing their grades in the competition were- Freshmen- Cheyenne Deibert, Maggie Clark, and Madison Hawkins, Sophomores- Anne Kimball, Georgia Smith, and Maddy O’Connor, Juniors- Cassidy Stephenson, Parker Rice, and Dalton Smith, Seniors- Austin Harnage, Dylan Dessert, Hunter Galbraith, Ritika Ramchandani, and Douglas McIntosh.

 

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Chemistry

Four Clarksville Academy Juniors, Damian Hardison, Emma Hessock, Parker Rice and Sydney Watts, were invited to attend a Chemistry Workshop at Belmont University on January 29th. They spent the day extracting dye from brown M & M’s. They then used chromatography, a separation technique, to determine what pigments were used to create that brown dye. Once they had an idea of five different chromatography solvents, they were encouraged to create a mixture using any of those solvent to maximize their results. The students were able to experience a College level chemistry lab, tour the newly built science building and eat lunch in the campus cafeteria.

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AP Biology

This week in Advanced Placement Biology, students were learning about the process of DNA replication. Students used pop-beads to model and demonstrate the various steps within the cellular process. In Honors Biology, students studied the molecular structure of DNA and nucleotides. They spent part of their enhanced day class creating edible models of the structure from various types of soft candy. Honors Ecology students presented cubes or books that they had made about specific Ecological Biomes. Within their project, the students were required to create visual and written examples of food chains, predator-prey relationships, symbiotic relationships, and destructive human activities that occur in the assigned biome.

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Welcome Wednesday

We are preparing for our annual Welcome Wednesday program in February. Each Wednesday we will host prospective families and students on our campus. If you know of a student/family that should be invited to Welcome Wednesdays please send that information to our admissions office at . We ask that all referrals arrive no later than January 28.

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100% in 100 Days

A big thank you to all who have participated in our 100% in 100 Days campaign. We have been pleased with participation so far. Please remember this campaign ends February 17. To donate go online at: www.clarksvilleacademy.com/marketplace . All donations are tax deductible and can be credited toward multiple children in your family. Please support CA today.

 

Photos

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 . This email is designed for students and parents to send pictures taken throughout the school year. We 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.

 

Social Media

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