The Patriot Press

November 4th, 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, Volleyball & Soccer, and anything else CCA for the yearbook. Please share your photos with us: stownsend@clintonacademy.org. Thank you!

Parent Reminders

November 5th
  • No School due to Fall Break
November 7th
  • Daylight Saving Time Ends...set your clocks back 1 hour!
November 8th
  • Soccer Awards Ceremony at 7pm
November 9th
  • Auction Meeting in the CCA Cafeteria at 6:30pm, childcare will be provided
November 10th
  • Tuition Payment Due if paying monthly
November 11th
  • Veteran's Day Program in CCA gym from 8:10-9am. All are welcome to attend.
  • Volleyball Awards Ceremony at 6pm in the CCA cafeteria

11th & 12th Grade visit Ark Encounter

Here are some photos from the 11th & 12th grade trip to the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum in Williamstown, Kentucky. Four students left Wednesday morning with Mrs. Hyke and Mrs. Henny to embark on this inspirational adventure. CCA hopes students come back with a fire inside, so that they can live the life He has created for them. Please pray for their safety as they travel home on Saturday.

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Manning

Mrs. Manning has been teaching at CCA for five years. She teaches 7th and 8th grade history. She loves to teach and watch students grow in their knowledge and love for Jesus Christ. Mrs. Manning attended high school at Harrisonville. She furthered her education at KU for her undergraduate and Keene State to earn her masters degree in curriculum and instruction. She is married to JD and together, they have three children; Kade, who is in 10th grade, Colten, who is in 8th grade, and Brynn, who is in 5th grade. Joshua 1:9 states that, "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." This is her favorite Bible verse. Mrs. Manning has 2 horses, 2 miniature donkeys, 3 goats, 2 dogs, 6 outdoor cats, and Koi fish. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with family and friends, playing sports and reading. We are so glad to have you at CCA! --Audrey

On this Day in History: November 4th

On November 4th, multiple important events took place. In 1924, American politician Nellie Tayloe Rose became the first woman to be elected governor of any state. She was elected in Wyoming. In 1969, Matthew McConaughey, a very famous actor, was born. In 1980, American president Ronald Reagan was elected. In 2001, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone premiered it’s first film adaption in London. In 2008, Barack Obama, the first African-American president was elected.

--Taylor

November character trait: Peace

This November character trait at CCA is peace. We asked 3 students what peace means to them. Dakoda in 9th grade said that peace is an overwhelming feeling of calmness. Maggie in 7th said that peace means being humble and kind. Parker from 6th said that peace is when people are arguing, and you are calm and help to deflate the argument.

Our peace character trait comes from 1 Corinthians 14:33, which says "For God is not the author of confusion but of peace." --Priscilla

CCA 8th Graders Celebrated

The 8th grade soccer players were celebrated after their last home game on Friday, October 29th. Most of them have played soccer for CCA from their 5th to 8th grade year. The team won their last game 7-1 against the St. Peter Mustangs from Marshall, MO. Congrats on 4 great years of soccer at CCA!
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Survey Says...

This week we asked 3rd-10th graders if they would rather go to a bonfire or go to a movie. Out of 70 students that were surveyed, 40 students would rather go to a bonfire, while 30 students said they would rather see a movie. --Priscilla

Chapel October 29, 2021

Last week, October 29th, the 4th graders opened chapel. Jesse Kueker from Trinity Lutheran Church led it. He opened chapel with a prayer and then discussed how you can tell if someone has joy. He said that when Jesus is with you, you have joy. He had four volunteers, Matthew, Collin, Lexi, and Caroline, come forward to help him with a demonstration. The demonstration showed that happiness is circumstantial, but joy is with us, even in tough and sad situations. John 16:20 says “Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.” God has promised that, even when we are sad or mad, if God is with us, we will have joy. Psalms 4:6-8 says, “Many are asking, “Who will show us any good?” Let the light of Your face shine on us, O Lord. You have filled my heart with more happiness than they have when there is much grain and wine. I will lie down and sleep in peace. O Lord, You alone keep me safe.” When everything in life is going well and we have everything we want, it does not even compare to what it feels like when God is with us. Jesus knows what it is like to feel abandoned, betrayed, and hated, but He still hung on the cross to save us with joy because He had the Holy Spirit. --Marlee

5th & 6th grade Students Visit New Playground

On Tuesday, November 2nd, students from 5th & 6th grade took a short field trip to the new playground in Clinton, which is located outside of the Benson Center. Kids' World Playground opened on August 25th, and kids young and old around the area have already been enjoying it. The playground is interactive, and it was built to help children with physical, social-emotional, sensory, cognitive and communicative disabilities play together with other able-bodied children. If you haven't visited the new playground yet with your children, next week might be a good time. We hear the temperatures will be great next week!
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Birthdays this week!

November 6: Isaac, 2nd Grade

November 7: Rett, K4

Day of the Dead

In Spanish II last week, students learned about Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a Mexican holiday that celebrates the life of your ancestors. The holiday goes from November 1st to the 2nd. During this, people make an ofrenda and place their loved ones' pictures on it. Some use other decorations, such as marigolds, to commemorate their ancestors' lives. The Day of the Dead is a Mexican celebration to remember family and friends who have died. It is not the same as Halloween, even though it is celebrated around the same time of year. --Marlee
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CCA Club Information:

Patriot Puff: A Student Council Event

Last Friday, CCA's student council hosted Patriot Puff where boys played volleyball against each other. Our two coaches were Hailey, a senior, and Kylie, a junior. Hailey was captain of the blue team with Mikhail, Mr. Manning, Jared, Logan, Jake, and Colten. Kylie was the captain of the red team with Kade, Mason, Corban, Mr. Stevens, Justin, and Gavin. The two teams played 3 sets. In the first set, the red team won with a score of 25-23. At halftime, the boys took 4 contestants from each side to play musical chairs for a bucket of candy. This fun game was ultimately won by the blue team. Afterwards, they played the second volleyball set, and it was won by the blue team with a score of 24-16. The final set only went to 15 and was won by the blue 16-14. Thank you to the parents who came out to watch and to the contestants who participated in the event. --Taylor

FCA 10/29

Last Friday, October 29, there was a high school FCA meeting in the cafeteria. Students played human tic-tac-toe. Then Mr. Adams read 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.” He talked about how to be bold and courageous while playing sports. Mr. Adams gave an example. He told us about a high school team coach that prayed with his team at all of their games. Some lawyers got involved and the school had to tell him to stop. The players decided to be bold and pray with their parents after the game in the middle of the field. We should all be bold and courageous in everything we do for the Lord. --Marlee

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