The Patriot Press

October 15, 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

October 15
  • 4th Grade to Fort Osage from 8am-3pm
  • Upper School 4H Meeting in the CCA Art Room from 3:15-4:15pm
October 20
  • First Pep Rally in the CCA gym from 2:30-3pm
October 21 & 22
  • No Vo-tech or JROTC at CHS due to Clinton having no school

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On This Day in History: October 15th

Many interesting things happened on this day, but here are a few we thought you would enjoy learning about. American investor and philanthropist Paul Allen, who cofounded Microsoft, died at age 65. Napoleon Bonaparte began his exile on the remote island of St. Helena in the Atlantic Ocean in 1815. In 1783, the first manned balloon flight took place in Paris as Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier ascended in a basket attached to a tethered Montgolfier hot-air balloon, rising to about 75 feet. --Audrey

Alumni Spotlight: Megan Walrath

Megan Walrath is our CCA alumni this month. Her parents are Ranae and Doug Walrath. She has one brother, Adam Walrath, who is also a CCA alumni. She went to CCA from her preschool year in 2003 to her 8th grade year in 2013. She said what she liked about CCA the most was all the fun things she was able to do; she enjoyed the field trips, science fairs, the wax museum, and sports practices.

She says that her favorite memory of CCA was playing basketball under Mr.Bancroft. She also liked going to tournaments and winning them. Her favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11. “For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”

Megan attended Clinton High School after graduating 8th grade from CCA. She went to UMKC and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science. She currently works in Marketing for a corporate dental company in Kansas City, and is enjoying her job.

Her favorite things to do in her free time is hang out with her friends in Kansas City or come back home to Clinton and ride four wheelers with Adam. She feels like everyone that she went to CCA with, including the teachers, will always be a part of her life, more than if she would have gone to public school for elementary & middle school, because of the class size and the relationships you form with each other. To this day, she considers her favorite teachers some of the ones she had during her time at CCA. --Marlee

Chapel: October 15th

Dennis and Jennifer Maupin spoke at CCA Chapel today. They shared that as disciples we need to learn who God is and how to know Him better. The Maupin's felt led to share God's love with others by serving Him in the mission field.

Jennifer shared that once you become a Christian your calling is asking yourself what is trusting God and what is obeying God? In good times and in bad, people need to trust God. Trusting and obeying Him gives you joy. Christians and non-Christians should pray and talk to God daily because He wants a relationship with you.

Colossians 3:23 is on the wall at CCA. The Maupin's challenge CCA students to learn that verse and live their life by it. The verse says, "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for man." Treat people with great respect, because God sent people to help you be who He is calling you to be.

As a missionary you don't see the differences in people. We love all. If you are a missionary, you are a Christian. Ask God how to obey Him. Show God your joyful, Jesus attitude. Ask others if you can help them because God gives you opportunities to test your faith.

Dennis and Jennifer has had the opportunity to serve God and tell others about Him in 8 states and 5 countries so far. Many years ago they spent time in Africa for their first mission trip. People there traveled by camel and many were nomads. They could buy food from the market, and everything was fresh, but food preparation was long because all the food had to be sanitized and meat had to be cut. Dennis was a contractor and he was in charge of building dormitories. All the work for this had to be done by hand. On Sunday they held Bible study with the workers and their families in their home. Still today, Africa is not a place that Christianity is welcome.

The Maupin's closed by saying, "If you are obedient to God, who knows where He will take you." If you are a Christian, obey God, pray to Him, talk with Him daily and be a disciple.

Tomorrow is Bosses Day! CCA teachers presented Mrs. Ritchie and Mrs. Hyke a gift of appreciation at the conclusion of chapel today. Happy Bosses Day to them! --Mrs. Townsend

Sporting Events for Oct. 15th-22nd


  • Varsity Soccer @ Home vs. Applewood game starting at 5pm (SENIOR NIGHT! Come out and support our Senior)
  • JV Volleyball @ Home vs. Applewood game starting at 5:30pm
  • JV Soccer vs. Grandview @ Home game starting at 4pm
  • JV Volleyball vs. Grandview @ Home game starting at 5pm
  • Varsity Volleyball vs. Agape (Stockton) @ Home game starting at 6pm
  • Varsity Soccer and Volleyball MCSAA State Tourney. Times TBD --Audrey

JH Soccer on 10/14

The JH soccer team traveled to St. Peter in Marshall last night, Thursday, October 14th to take on the Mustangs. Unfortunately the Patriots fell short in their game with an ending score of 1-0. The Mustangs offense was powerful and pushed our defense back. The Patriots were not able to get past them to score in the game.

The 5th and 6th grade then played two fifteen minutes halves and ended the night on a positive note, with a win of 4-0. Parker had one of the four goals and Collin had three goals on the night. The Junior High soccer team will host Grandview Christian on Tuesday, October 19th at 4pm if you would like to come out and cheer them on. Go Patriots! --Audrey

JH Soccer gets 1st

On October 9th, the JH soccer team played in the annual St. Peter tournament in Marshall, MO. The morning hours of the tournament was shortened pool play games. After pool play, bracket play began, and CCA found themselves playing against Trinity and St. Peter. The Patriots won both games, which advanced them to the championship game to once again play the St. Peter Mustangs. After an exciting game from both sides and the Patriots quick passing and offense, CCA secured the win, and took home first place in the tournament. Congratulations! --Marlee

7-12 to Union Stations Auschwitz Exhibit

On Wednesday, October 13th, 7-12th grade students traveled to Union Station in Kansas City, MO to see the Auschwitz Exhibit. Students were very moved after seeing and hearing the stories of the survivors. Many students thought it was an eye opening experience that helped them grasp what happened to the people during the Holocaust. One student said it was a humbling experience to walk through the exhibit and feel a sense of what they went through.

The Auschwitz exhibit will be on display at Union Station until January 30, 2022 if you would like to see it. Advance ticket purchases are necessary for admission, and can be purchased online at --Priscilla

K4-2nd Fun Time Farms

On October 8th, K-4 through 2nd grade went to Fun Time Farms in Lowry City. CCA students always look forward to the fall because of this field trip. Students traveled by bus, which was a first for some of them! Students enjoyed going through the corn maze, jumping on the trampoline, sliding down the slide, and riding on the hay wagon. The farm also has many photo opportunities for fall pictures. Pictured here is Mrs. Lewis' K5 class. Other photos can be found on our CCA Facebook page. --Priscilla

Career and College Day @ CHS

On October 12th, CCA high school students traveled to Clinton High School to participate in the College and Career Day hosted by the Clinton Technical School. Multiple schools were in attendance including Appleton City, Calhoun, Clinton, Lakeland, Montrose, Osceola, Sherwood, Weaubleau, Wheatland and Windsor. This was a good opportunity for students to see and visit with colleges at the event so they can better prepare for their future after high school. Different military recruiters were also there for students to visit with. Overall, high school students were happy that there is an event like this in our area, so that students can see what's available career and college wise for them.


Survey Says: Pumpkin Pie or Apple Pie

This week for Survey Says we asked CCA students in grades 3-12 if they preferred apple pie or pumpkin pie. Sixty-six votes were taken. Pumpkin pie with 44 votes and apple pie with 22 votes. Pumpkin pie won by a landslide, as it doubled apple pie's votes! The CCA Publication's class was surprised about the vote. Maybe it's because of the whipped cream that usually goes on top of Pumpkin Pie! --Taylor

CCA Birthdays this Week:

October 15: Gavin 8th

October 17: Carson 4th

October 18: Trevor 4th

October 20: Emsley K-5

October 21: Jessica 12th

Club Information

Pep Club

CCA Pep Club had their second meeting on Thursday, October 14th after school. The agenda for this meeting included the upcoming pep rally on October 20th, pep club t-shirts, a fundraiser opportunity and talking about Soccer Senior Night, as-well-as the upcoming MCSAA state soccer and volleyball tournaments in Joplin.

Students designed banners for the pep rally, and created posters for state tournaments. Community first Sonic cards were passed out for all pep club students to sell. If you would like to purchase, they are $5 for 2 Community First Sonic cards, which contain 2-99 cent drinks, $1.99 wacky pack, and BOGO on cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, sundaes and hotdogs. It's really a great deal!

Students will be purchasing a CCA Pep Club t-shirt that they will tie dye at a later pep club meeting. Order forms and money ($10) for those are due by next Friday, October 22nd.

Currently there are 17 high school pep club members. Any high school student can still join if they would like. Dues are $10 and that cost will help pay for the decorations, posters, banners and spirit items that we will purchase throughout the year. The Pep Club is responsible for promoting school spirit for athletics and CCA events. We got spirit, how about you? --Mrs. Townsend

K5-2nd Robotics Team

FBLA Insulated Cup 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