The Patriot Press

December 3, 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.

Yearbook Pictures Needed

Parents...we are needing pictures, if you have them, from: Robotics (all grades), 4H, FBLA, field trips, and anything else CCA for the yearbook. Please share your photos anytime throughout the year with us: stownsend@clintonacademy.org. Thank you!

This Week's Parent Reminders

Dec. 3rd

  • 6th-12th Grade Christmas Band Concert in the CCA Gym at 6pm.
Dec. 10th

  • Tuition Payment Due if Paying Monthly

On this Day in History: December 3rd

  • Illinois was admitted as the 21st state of the United States of America, in 1818.
  • In 1984, the Bhopal Gas Disaster occurred.
  • The first public demonstration of neon lights occurred in 1910.
--Audrey

What does patience means to CCA students?

The December Character Trait of the Month at CCA is Patience. It is based on Colossians 3:12 which says, "Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience." Colby in 4th grade said that patience is being calm and waiting for things. Carissa in 7th grade said that patience means not immediately getting upset at your siblings when they are annoying you. Amya in 10th grade said that patience was being kind enough to wait for the right time to do things. She also said that patience is a sign of being a good person. --Taylor

Survey Says...

This week the survey says question was, would you rather decorate for Christmas before or after Thanksgiving? We asked 3rd grade through 12th grade and ninety students answered. Forty-two students said before Thanksgiving and forty-eight students said after Thanksgiving. According to Yahoo, 27 percent of adults decorate before Thanksgiving. --Marlee

Guest Speaker in the US History/Constitution class: Senator, Rick Bratton

Senator, Rick Bratton visited CCA to speak to one of Mr. Patterson's History classes about the Constitution and what it stands for. The Junior class was invited to sit in on the conversation as well. The Constitution is an important part of our country and we, as students, need to stand up and defend her in all cases. Thank you Senator Bratton, for taking time out of your schedule to speak to CCA students about our constitution and what it means to our nation. --Audrey

Sports Calendar: Dec. 3rd - Dec. 9th

12/4
  • 5th/6th Grade Basketball @ Home vs. St. Paul 1:00pm (Girls) & 2:00pm (Boys)
12/6
  • 5th/6th Basketball @ Home vs. Leesville 5:30pm (Girls) & 6:30pm (Boys)
  • GV and BV Basketball @ Training Center (30815 S State Route F). Bus departs at 4pm and returns at 9pm. Girls play at 5:30pm & Boys play at 7:00pm.
12/7
  • GJH, BJH, GV, and BV @ Heartland Christian in Belton (810 S Cedar St). GJH start at 4:00pm,with BJH, GV, and BV to follow. Bus departs at 3:30pm and returns at 10pm.
12/9
  • JH Basketball @ St. Paul in Concordia (407 S Main St). GJH begins at 4:30pm and BJH begins at 5:30pm. Bus departs at 2:45pm, and returns at 8pm.
--Audrey

JH Boys @ Eldo

On Thursday, December 2nd, the JH Boys traveled to Eldorado Christian School to take on the Buffalos. The Patriots secured the win on the Buffalo's home court; final score was 36-17. The eighth graders were great leaders for the younger boys, by cheering them on. Great game boys!

--Audrey

CCA Girls Varsity vs. Grandview Christian School

On Tuesday night, the CCA girls varsity-team played against Grandview Christian School. The game started off to a good start, when CCA won the tip. At the end of the first quarter, CCA led 20-4. At halftime, CCA was winning 38-14. At the end of the third quarter, CCA lead 54-18. The final score was 72-28. Congratulations Lady Patriots! --Taylor

Birthdays this week!

December 7th: Priscilla and Glenn 10th

CCA Club Information:

4-H Competes in Livestock Judging

Four of our high school students are competing in livestock judging for 4-H today in Columbia, MO. Good luck Jared, Audrey, Clara and Kade! Thank you to Mrs. Libby Foster for preparing students for this event and for helping with CCA's high school 4-H club.

November 30 FBLA Meeting

On Tuesday, November 30th, the CCA FBLA club met to discuss plans for their upcoming competition. Members were given a handout so they could look at the events they could possibly participate in. Next, they were to write down their top 3 choices so that Mrs. Dull could narrow down the events for student participation. They also talked about fundraising service project ideas before the meeting was adjourned. --Priscilla

FBLA Fundraiser

FBLA is selling CCA engraved, insulated, 22 ounce cups, for a fundraiser. All money will go directly to FBLA to help offset the cost of events and upcoming district and state competitions. If you would like to purchase an insulated cup for $15 please let the CCA Office know. --Priscilla