The Patriot Press

September 17, 2021

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.

Parent Reminders

Sept. 20th...School Picture Day. Picture envelopes from Kelly Griffey have been sent home with each CCA student so that parents can purchase school photos if interested. All students will have their picture taken for the CCA yearbook, regardless of purchase. Students should not wear CCA sweatshirts in photos.

Sept. 22nd...See You at the Pole is a National Day of Prayer where all gather around the Flag pole to pray for our nation. CCA will commemorate this day at 8:10am on Wednesday by all staff and students gathering and praying around the CCA flag pole. Pictures will be in next week's Patriot Press.

CCA Patriot Press

If you have anything that you would like to publish in the Patriot Press, or if you would like to share pictures of CCA activities or sporting events, please send them to: stownsend@clintonacademy.org. Your photos could also be printed in the 2021-22 CCA Yearbook!

5th Grade goes to Mops

The 5th grade class traveled to First Baptist Church of Clinton on Wednesday, September 15th, to help with MOPS. MOPS, which means mothers of preschoolers, is a support group for mothers with preschoolers. It was founded in 1973.

We interviewed three 5th grade students about their experience at MOPS. Leo, who helped with 2-3 year olds, told us that MOPS was not what he expected and he played dodgeball and cars with his group. Isaac, who helped with 4-5 year olds said it was what he expected and his group played hide and seek. We also interviewed Sarah, who also helped with 2-3 year olds, and when asked if it was what she expected, she said, " no, because there were more kids than she thought there would be!" Sarah's group watched a movie and played with puzzles.

The CCA 5th grade class will continue to help MOPS once a month this school year. It is a service project that this class has been involved in for many years.

Alumni Spotlight: Becca Kristofferson

Becca Hamiltion, known at CCA as Becca Kristofferson, is the CCA alumni spotlight this month. Her parents are Bryce and Kara Kristofferson. She has two siblings, Andrew and Rachel Kristofferson. She attended CCA from her preschool year in 2004 to her 8th grade year in 2014. She loved the tight knit community and Christian values at CCA. After her 8th grade promotion, the Kristofferson family moved and Becca attended Mexico High School in Mexico, MO.

She got married the summer after high school. She went to college for a few months, but decided it wasn’t the right time for her. Now she is training to be a 911 dispatcher. Becca enjoyed playing basketball at CCA. She says that most Friday nights they had games and her favorite memory was their last game in 8th grade. They didn't win, but she said that they loved playing together. Her favorite Bible verse is Joshua‬ ‭1:9. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” She says that all of the teachers made an impact on her life, but Mr. Bancroft always pushed her to do her best both in basketball and in English. She says he always motivated her to keep working on her writing, and he is definitely one of the reasons she is where she is today.

She now has two sons, Oliver who is 2 and a half, and Kaladin (Kal-ah-din) who is 4 months old. In her free time she spends a lot of time with her kids and her husband. She says that CCA had a huge impact on her life. She says she learned so many important values and lessons through the school and every teacher and staff member. She attributes her 911 dispatcher training to her time at CCA. She has always wanted to help people, but CCA taught her that you can’t just want to help; you have to do something to impact the people around you. She is passing along the values she learned at CCA to her children every day. CCA also taught her about stable relationships, in every path of life. CCA helps her be a loving wife and mother, and a good friend in times of sadness and happiness. Her time here helped instill the values of the Bible, to love everyone around you, to always be kind to others, to be a beacon in the dark, and to live like Jesus did.


On This Day in History: September 17th

Although many things happened on Sept. 17th we chose a select few to feature. On this day in history the Constitution of the United States was completed and signed by most delegates. Abraham Lincolns face was dedicated on Mt. Rushmore. The first U.S. secretary of Defense, James V. Forrestal, was sworn into office. Enjoy the pictures of what happened on this day below.

Chapel: September 17th

Chapel today was brought to us by Jeff, Amber and Parker Lowe. They are part time Alaska missionaries. They wanted to share Jesus with the unchurched and unsaved and God led them to Alaska, which is a big state to cover, so the Lowe family is focusing on 12 villages there in the peninsula. There are 230 remote villages in Alaska that are off the road system, and only 80 have a church present, so there is definitely a need for missionaries there.

The Lowe family is part of the Alaska Village Mission. This group is dedicated to reaching Alaskan natives with the message of the gospel, training and equipping Christians for life and ministry, and broadcasting Christian radio across the state. Several satellites are in the 12 villages so that people have access to Christian radio, and so that people can hold Zoom Bible studies in remote areas.

Jeff, Amber and Parker were able to fly into Pilot Point first and was able to share Vacation Bible School with 10 kids, which out of the 10 only 6 had ever heard of Jesus before. Then they visited Sandpoint, which is the largest village among those they are witnessing to. There is a church there called Sandpoint Baptist chapel and they were able to have VBS for a few days before it was shut down due to COVID.

Here are some ways that we can help Jeff, Amber and Parker in their mission. All can pray for Alaska and the Lowe family. We can pray for: their entry into closed villages, villagers to hunger for gospel truth, support and encouragement of lonely believers, protection in spiritual warfare, safety as the Lowe's travel, lasting impact of gospel presentations and more workers!

"We are all on a Mission for Jesus," exclaimed Jeff Lowe. We are His hands and feet while here on earth. "How, then, can they call on the One they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the One of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without a teacher?" -Romans 10:14. The Lowe's encourage each of us to put on our armor of God and to tell of Him, of His great teachings and His word.

Thank you for sharing your Alaska mission with CCA at Chapel today.

Chemistry Demonstration

On September 13th, Mrs. Patterson's third grade class took a field trip to the chemistry lab. The chemistry students demonstrated proper lab safety protocols and showed them how to light a burner, dilute acid, filtrate, and showed them a temperature change. The third graders had a wonderful time, as-well-as our chemistry students!

Survey Says: History or English?

This week we surveyed 72 students to find out whether they preferred History or English class. 50 students answered History, while 22 enjoy English more. Which do you prefer?

Sporting Events for Sept. 17 through Sept. 24

All CCA Calendar Events along with addresses can be found at www.clintonacademy.org in the calendar or on our CCA Google Calendar.

9/17

  • Varsity Soccer @ Applewood starting at 5:30pm
  • JV Volleyball @ Applewood starting at 6pm
9/20
  • Varsity Soccer @ Home vs. Plaza Heights starting at 5pm: Soccer team photos will be at 3:30pm at the soccer fields.
  • Varsity Volleyball @ Home vs. Plaza Heights starting at 5:30pm
9/21
  • JH and Varsity Volleyball @ Overland Christian, JH at 4:30pm and Varsity at 5:30pm
  • Varsity Soccer @ Overland Christian starting at 5pm
9/24
  • JH and Varsity Volleyball @ CLC. JH at 4pm and Varsity at 5pm
  • Varsity Soccer @ Fort Scott starting at 4:30pm

Volleyball on 9/13 and 9/14

The JH and Varsity Volleyball teams played at home on Sept. 13th against Center Place Restoration School. The JH took the win on our home court! The varsity team unfortunately fell short in all their matches.

On Tuesday, the varsity team traveled to Garden City and played against Our Savior Christian School and Training Center. Varsity came home with one win against Our Savior and fell short in a close game against Training Center.

If you haven't been to a volleyball game yet, come check out the Patriots in action this week!

Varsity Soccer 9/13 and JH Soccer 9/14

The JH team played their first game of the season Tuesday night against St. Paul Concordia. The JH Patriots took the win on their home field. They finished with a score of 2-0. Collin had two assists that led to Jake M scoring both of the Patriot's goals. Isaac C, Hannah and Hadley made their CCA debut. The team was led by a strong group of 8th graders. They will be competing against St. Paul in Concordia on Friday, Oct. 1st for their next game.


The varsity fell short Monday night 7-1 to Center Place. Mason scored for the Patriots! Corban, CCA's goalie, did an amazing job fighting the offense of the talented Eagles. The varsity team fell to 3-3 on the season and 2-3 in the Mo-Kan conference. Go Patriots!

Club Information

4H

The first 4-H Meeting at CCA will be Thursday, September 23rd from 3:15-4:15pm. All students in K5-12th grades can participate in 4-H. Parents are encouraged to attend the first 4-H meeting to receive detailed information about club events.

CCA Birthdays this Week:

September 22nd- Kynlee, 6th Grade

September 24th- Ilaina, 4th Grade