The Patriot Press

March 26th, 2021 (CORRECTED VERSION)

CCA Motto: To share the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, preparing hearts and minds to impact the world for Him.

CCA Guiding Principles: We teach 1) Christian Principles and Character, through 2) Christ Centered Academic Excellence, while promoting 3) American Patriotism.

Luke 24:2-7

They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ “

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Parent Reminders

3/27- HS Track Meet at Butler Invitational

-FBLA Babysitting Night at CCA from 5-9pm

3/31-Barry Glasscock at CCA to present HS class ring info 11:20-11:50am.

4/1- 6th Grade to Steamboat Arabia & Hannah Bananas, details on the CCA Google calendar

-StuCo hosted "Fun" Basketball game (7-12 Varsity Boys vs Girls) from 7 to 8:30pm

4/2- Easter Break, No School

4/5- Easter Break, No School

-JV track meet at Drexel

4/9- 5th and 6th grade Student Council Meeting 7:15-7:45am

-8th Grade Sagrada Work Day 7am-3pm

March Character Trait... Faithfulness

The trait for the month of March is Faithfulness. We asked a few of our students what Faithfulness means to them, where they see it in the world around them, and how they would show it and here are their responses:

Jack 11th Grade- “Faithfulness is not giving up on something you believe in. I believe in God and will not give Him up. I see people showing faithfulness to our country and military members. If I were to show faith in them I would stand beside them in the things that they do.”

Justin 9th Grade - “Being true to God and believing that you’re going to go to Heaven and knowing that He is by your side. By showing someone Bible verses or something to raise their spirit along with the churches that are open right now during the pandemic are somewhere I see faithfulness.”

Isabella 7th Grade - “Trusting something even though you can not see it is faithfulness. I see people showing their faith by putting their trust in God when things get hard.”

Thea K4 - “Faithfulness is love. I see faith in my heart.” When asked how she would show her faith Thea simply said, “I would give them a Valentine!”.

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Lanning

Mrs Lanning has been teaching for 21 years, 12 of those being at CCA. She has also taught at Lakeland and Desoto, KS. She is married to Ken Lanning and has three kids, Jonah, a Sophomore at SFFC, Lydia, a Senior at CCA, and Priscilla a Freshman at CCA. She teaches 1st grade this year, but in years' past she has taught 3rd grade and kindergarten. Her favorite class to teach is Phonics. She attended Southwest Baptist University. Her favorite thing about CCA is being able to teach Jesus right along with her normal everyday curriculum. Her favorite bible verse is Ephesians 2:8, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.”

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. McClure

Mrs. McClure has been at CCA since 2006. She has been teaching for 14 years. She has taught ECE at the United Methodist Church. She is married to Mark McClure and they have two children, Isaac and Austin. She teaches Physical Education this year, but in years' past she has also taught Sunday School and Preschool. Mrs. McClure’s favorite classes to teach are P.E. and being an art substitute. Her favorite thing about being at CCA is getting to tell others about Jesus. Her favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 3:5 & 6, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths."


Chapel today was presented by the 5th and 6th grade. They did a play on the miracles of Jesus. They reenacted the miracle of healing the blind and the man who could not walk. Also, they talked about the resurrection of Jesus. They also sang some songs.

Life Science Dissection

In Mr. See’s Life Science class, students are dissecting cow hearts. They are learning the different parts of the cow heart while they dissect them, such as the right and left ventricles, and other important parts. Seventh grade students seem to enjoy this awesome learning experience.

CCA Book Fair

The CCA book fair was this week! If you did not get to attend and would like to order books it is possible to order online. All orders over $25 will ship for free. You can place orders by going here and clicking find a fair at the bottom of the page. In the search box enter Clinton Christian Academy and then click on shop the store. If you create an account CCA will receive 25% back in rewards which will be used to buy books for the CCA library and classrooms.

Trip to Jefferson City (Correction)

On Tuesday, March 23rd a small group of students from 8th-11th grades went to visit our State Senator and our State Representative in Jefferson City. They did this to show support for the SB55 and HB349 bills, which are in favor of financial support for individuals who choose private education over public. The students who went were: Jon, Jessica, Kylie, Audrey, Justin, Jared, Corban, and Dakota. They all agreed that it was a cool experience to be able to talk with Rick Brattin (we said on 3/26/21 that students talked with Mitt Romney) and Roger Reedy. They also said the ability to attend the capitol and show support to something that is important can have a positive impact on the cause they believe in. We are very sorry for the mistake!

Survey Says

The survey says the question for this newsletter was whether or not kids preferred to hunt plastic or real Easter eggs.

Pre-k- Tie, Kindergarten- Plastic, 1st- Plastic, 2nd- Real,

3rd- Plastic, 4th- Plastic, 5th- Plastic, 6th- Plastic, 7th- Plastic, 8th- Plastic, 9th- Plastic, 10th- Plastic, 11th- Plastic,

12th- Plastic

On This Day in History: March 26th

1951- The U.S. Air Force flag was approved. The flag included the coat of arms, 13 white stars and the Air Force seal on a blue background.

1958- The U.S. Army launched America’s third successful satellite, Explorer III

1962- The U.S. Supreme Court supported the 1-man-1 vote appointment of seats in the legislature.

1983- The U.S. performed a nuclear test at the Nevada test site.

Local Easter Church Services

This year has caused variations in times of normal church services. Here are some local churches that are hosting Easter services.

  • First Baptist Church Clinton (April 4th)
    • 1531 N Vansant Rd, Clinton, MO 64735

    • 8:30 AM, 9:45 AM and 11:00 AM

  • First Baptist Church Clinton Good Friday Service (April 2nd)
    • 1531 N Vansant Rd, Clinton, MO 64735

    • 7:00 PM

  • Allen Street Baptist Church

    • 210 W Allen St, Clinton, MO 64735

    • 8:45 AM and 10:30 AM

  • Northeast Baptist Church
    • 619 E Lincoln St, Clinton, MO 64735

    • 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM

  • First Presbiterian Church

    • 220 E Franklin St, Clinton, MO 64735

    • 10:30 AM

  • Bible Baptist Church

    • 903 E Ohio St, Clinton, MO 64735

    • 11:00 AM

CCA's Easter Traditions

The publications class asked some of our CCA students how their families celebrate Easter. Here are their responses:

Noah, 8th Grade - “My family gets into a group whether that is with the church or at my Dad’s house, and we eat lots of food together and hunt for eggs.”

Dakota, K5 - “We have a house party and we hunt for Easter eggs!”

Matthew, 4th Grade - “We usually go to my grandparent's house where they hide eggs for us so my brothers, sisters, cousins and I can look for them.”

Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

With Easter just around the corner, the Publications class decided to share some fun ways to dye Easter eggs! Here are some of the things we found;

  1. Checkered Dyed Eggs - A classic Basketweave inspired this technique, the eggs are dyed to have a two-tone effect. Apply Vertical and Horizontal line of very thin washi tape to hard boiled eggs, dip the eggs once into the color of your choice and let the egg sit for five minutes, then repeat in a lighter shade of the same color of dye.

  2. Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs - Simmer Blueberries, Beets, or another natural ingredient with a cup of water and a dash of vinegar to make the colors. To dye the eggs, soak them in the natural dye you just made a moment ago overnight for a deep color, or for a lighter color, just a few minutes.

For other great Easter Egg Dying ideas, check out the Website where these were taken from!

Salazar Family Confetti Egg Tradition

My family has a family tradition to break confetti eggs over people's heads. Decorated, confetti-filled cascarones may be thrown or crushed over the recipient's head to shower them with confetti. This originated in Spain. When a child would act up, their father would crack an egg over their head as a consequence, and a way of showing their disappointment in them. In order to make confetti eggs, you must take a normal uncooked egg still in its shell, and break open the top to get the inside yoke out. Then you will rinse out the egg shell and paint it. Then you fill them with confetti and tape wrapping tissue paper over the top to keep the confetti from falling out. You then hide the confetti eggs with the other normal candy filled plastic eggs. Then whenever someone finds a confetti egg, they run to whoever they want to and crack it over that person's head.

4th Grade Field Trip to Steamboat Arabia

The 4th graders visited Steamboat Arabia in Kansas city on Friday, March 12th. The museum focuses around the boat’s history. According to the 4th graders, the steamboat was traveling the Missouri river when it hit a log and sank. Thankfully, all 150 passengers survived. 130 years later, five men began to excavate the site where the boat had gone down. Because of erosion, the present day position of the river is a half mile away from the position where the steamboat sank. After a four and a half month excavation, the ship was uncovered revealing a large supply of pre-civil war artifacts. The class’ favorite part of the museum was the mule bones, the artifacts from the only casualty from the sinking of the ship. Overall the 4th graders had a lot of fun learning about the history of the famous Steamboat Arabia.

Student Council Basketball Game

The Student Council will host a 7-12th boys vs girls Varsity basketball game on April 1st from 7-8:30 PM in the CCA gym. This event is a fundraiser for StuCo. Cost will be $2 per person and concessions will be available.

April Lunch Calendar & Lunch Room Worker Calendar