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Upper School News: September 12 – September 16, 2016

Honor Choir

On Saturday, auditions were held for the Montgomery County High School Honor Choir.  Clarksville Academy was well represented with 15 students auditioning.  Twelve were selected for inclusion in the Honor Choir.

These students are:  Sopranos – Ellyn Darke, Ellie Rocconi, Altos – Annalise Martin, Shali Griffy, Madison Fisher, Ashley Roberts, Alisha Whitaker, Lilly Butler, Grace Gilland, Tenor – Michael Mullins,  Basses – Riley Jenkins, Colton Woodson.

In November the students will join others from across the county to work with a college choir director and then present a concert of what they have learned.

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AP Biology

This week has been full of activities. AP Biology began a unit on the Biochemistry of Organisms. during class on Friday, the students used colored marshmallows and toothpicks to create 3D models of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids. Dual Enrollment Animal Science took a field trip to the Bratton Beef Cattle farm in Woodlawn. The students visited with a sick calf and her dame. Mr. Bratton showed the students the techniques he was using to bring the calf back to good health. They also learned about the feeding techniques he uses to finish a beef cow out for slaughter. honors Biology finished the unit on Classification of Organism this week by creating dichotomous keys for fictional creatures.

 

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Honors Biology

This week in honors biology students created a dichotomous key using the taxonomy posters they designed.  

This week in honors anatomy and physiology students isolated the four categories of tissue and created slides using a chicken leg.  Students had to identify the specific nerve in their specimen and this group removed the marrow and made slides showing the hematopoietic tissue.

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AP European History

The AP European History students are doing excellent things while studying the European explorers of the 15th and 16th century! In groups of 2-3, they are creating videos in iMovie to campaign for their specific explorer to be crowned the Explorer of the Century. Later, the whole class will watch all of the videos and decide for themselves which of the six explorers is the most significant. In the spirit of campaign season, they will cast votes in a Google Form. Below are some pictures of them hard at work researching, writing, and creating their short films.

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School Photos

School Photo Day will be held on September 19. Packets were sent home on Friday containing order information. Photos may be preordered either online or using the form. Questions regarding school photos may be directed to sragsdale@clarksvilleacademy.com.

 

Homecoming

Homecoming Week takes place September 26-30. The week is packed full of exciting activities for each grade level. Below you will see a list of days of the week themes and color wars color assignments. More information will follow as we near the week.

Dress-Up Days

Monday—Super Hero Day
Tuesday—Twin/Dress Alike Day
Wednesday—Alphabet Day*
Thursday—Color Wars Day **
Friday—Blue & Gold Day
*Dress like something that begins with the first letter of your first name.
**Color Wars Day Colors—12th/K—Black, 11th/PK—Blue, 10th/1st—Pink, 9th/2nd—Purple, 8th/3rd—White, 7th/4th—Gold, 6th/5th Orange

 

Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 29— Color Wars & Door Wars judging 8:30AM
Bonfire at Sports Complex 6:00-8:00 PM
Fence Design Judging during Bonfire
Friday, September 30— Blue & Gold Day
Pep Rally at 2:30 PM Main Gym
5:00 PM Tailgating Begins
6:30PM Coronation of the 2016 Homecoming Queen
7:00 PM Varsity Football Game against Collinwood
Saturday, October 1– Homecoming Dances for both Intermediate & Upper School
(Details to follow)

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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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