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Upper School News: October 31 – November 4, 2016

Spooky Bus

The annual Spooky Bus visited our campus on Monday morning. This bus is designed and painted by Mr. Neitzke’s Upper School Art students. They did a fantastic job!

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Player of the Week

Julie Parks, from Heritage Bank, and Head Football Coach Todd Hood presents Will Lankford with the Player of The Week Award based on his outstanding performance in final home game against Houston County Friday night, October 28th. Will had his best effort of the year grading 95% and creating huge holes for our running backs. Will also had 10 tackles on the defensive side of the ball and 3 sacks. The Cougars won the region match up 41 to 8. Coach Hood declared “Will played one of the best games that a lineman has ever played here at Clarksville Academy.”  Will was all over the place knocking running backs backwards and making huge blocks for our running backs.. The Cougars ended the season on a high note. The future looks bright for the 2017 season. Thanks for all the great support from our Clarksville Academy family!

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AP Biology

AP Biology students used 3 different sized  agar cubes on Tuesday to explore the process of cellular diffusion. Students gained a visual example when the “purple” cubes began to change color due to the diffusion of vinegar. Then the students measured, calculated, and graphed the rate of diffusion for each cube.

Later in the week, students began a lab in which they created plastic straw frames and a bubble solution to explore 6 different characteristics of a cell membrane. Some of the characteristics were: self-repair, fluidity, flexibility, and binary fission.

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Animal Science

Dual Enrollment Animal Science is looking at some of the food products of Goats. The students taste tested of various flavors of Goat cheese. Most of the students have never eaten goat cheese. Most of the students were pleasantly surprised and enjoyed eating it, the favorite flavors being Honey, Garlic and Herb, and Sun dried Tomato and Herb. They also took a short field trip over to Easter Acres Goat farm in Palmyra. They were able to see a Myotonic goat breeding program. Mr. & Mrs. Easter currently have a herd size around 65, that are produced for shows, breeding stock, and meat sales. I have attached pictures of the trip for you.

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Wellness

The PE Department is taking various classes to McGregor Park to utilize the BCycle Program that CA students helped to get started. Various grades have taken part in this great activity!

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Dual Enrollment Anatomy

Dual enrollment anatomy students dissected sheep brains. They identified brain regions and cranial nerve pairs.

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Ceramics

This photo shows the inside view of the ceramic kiln and was taken while unloading some ceramic pieces after a bisque firing at 1800 degrees. The clay pieces were made by Mr. Neitzke’s upper school Ceramic classes. There is often a sense of eager anticipation to see how one’s piece has turned out.

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Disc Golf

Coach Magrans’ CBL group has spent the last year working toward the opening of a Disc Golf course at a local park. Last week they saw that become a reality with the ribbon cutting at Rotary Park. The first tournament was held the very next day. Way to go Cougars!

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We need your help! Mrs. Hardison’s CBL group needs your help for furthering their fitness mission. Please click on the link provided and fill out the survey to help these students. Thank you!

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FCA

FCA meets weekly on Wednesdays at 7:15AM in Coach Williams’ room. We invite all US students to attend.

 

Box Tops

This is a reminder that CA collects 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.

 

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