The Patriot Press

Volume 2...September 27, 2019

Student Created, CCA Approved.

This Bi-Weekly newspaper has been created by students in the Publications/Yearbook class and will be e-mailed out to you every other Friday during the 2019-20 school year. It will also be available on our CCA Facebook page as-well-as Twitter. This is a new way for CCA to keep you informed on upcoming events, sports, and give you in insight to our school clubs and staff.

Parent Reminders

  • Tuition payments, if you are paying monthly, are due on the 10th. Anytime the 10th falls on a weekend, you may pay on Friday or on the following Monday without the late fee being being assessed.
  • Lunch calendars will go home this Friday for October.
  • Mission Days are every Friday. CCA supports two missionaries each year with the money raised on Mission Day. This year we are supporting Jared and Michele Houk, missionaries in Nepal and the Show-Me Christian Youth Home in MO. By giving $2 per month to Missions students can wear a CCA t-shirt/sweatshirt and jeans to school every Friday. Please do not wear jean shorts or capris, only jeans with no rips or holes in them. For students who do not have a CCA t-shirt/sweatshirt yet, please wear your uniform shirt and jeans if you would like to participate. Students may also wear regular uniform shorts with a CCA shirt on these days.
  • CCA is collecting Box Tops and Best Choice labels. If you have some you would like to donate, please do so by Monday, October 14th. The labels will be submitted and redeemed for cash for the school.
  • This year, the book fair will feature fiction and non-fiction books for all ages from the Usborne Book Company. The book fair will be October 2-4th in the CCA gym and set up will be October 1st from 8-9:00am for anyone who wants to help. On Wednesday October 2nd, it will be open from 7:30-8:30am for 7-10th grade to purchase. On Thursday, October 3rd, it will be open from 7:30-9:00am and from 2-3:30pm. Friday October 4th it will be open from 10-11:30am and from 12:30-3:00pm. We need volunteers to work. Please call 660-890-2111 to sign up!

CCA Service Projects

Did you know that CCA collects new and gently used shoes? Rachel Gunther, high school math teacher, recently delivered the shoes CCA collected for Chloe's Soles4Souls campaign in Lake Lotawana. Soles4Souls' mission statement is "to create sustainable jobs and provide relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. Our long-term vision is to disrupt the cycle of poverty by creating $1 billion in economic impact by 2030. Rachel commented on the project by saying, "One of the reasons we love CCA is because it allows us to partner with organizations like Soles4Souls and teach our kids the value of giving of our time and possessions."

Upper school Makes Bibles at Harvest Baptist Fellowship

7th - 12th grade recently went to Harvest Baptist to assemble Bibles on Tuesday, September 25th. The students correlated the chapters in order, they flattened the pages of the Bible, then they put the Bibles together, and finally cut the Bibles. These Bibles are meant to be distributed in Texas, Mexico, Jamaica, local jails and prisons, and to wounded veterans.

School Events for September 28th through October 11th

Oct. 1st:

  • Book fair set-up 8:00-9:00

  • 1st/2nd/3rd grade field trip to KC symphony 8:30-3:00

  • First tech Challenge (FTC) 3-4:30 in Gym

  • First Lego League (FLL) 5:30-7 in modular

Oct. 2nd:

  • K4-3rd grade fire prevention 1:00-2:00

  • 4th-8th fire prevention 2:00-3:00

  • Midterms go home

Oct. 3rd:

  • Book fair open 7:30-9:00 and 2:00-3:30

Oct. 4th:

  • K4-K5 Grandparents’ tea 10:00-10:45

  • 4th/5th/6th Grandparents' tea 12:30-1:15

  • 1st/2nd/3rd Grandparents’ tea 1:45-2:30

  • Book fair open 10:00-11:30 and 12:30-3:00

  • FTC 3-4:30 in gym

  • FLL 3-4:30 in modular

Oct. 10th:

  • tuition payments due if paying monthly

Oct. 11th:

  • No School

  • 5th and 6th grade event at the Manning’s house

Calendar Changes

The Christmas concerts for K4-9th grade at First Baptist Church in Clinton have been changed. The concerts will both be on December 16th. K4-2nd will perform from 6-6:30pm and 3rd-9th will perform from 7-7:45pm. This is a change from the calendar that is in the CCA handbook. Please change your calendar to plan on December 16th. Students in K4-2nd are free to leave at 6:30 when their concert is over.

Health Screenings

Health Screenings took place Tuesday, September 17 in the morning at CCA, and was provided by Golden Valley Medical Healthcare. Here are some pictures from the event.

Patriots Take Second Place in Soccer Tourney

CCA JH soccer competed in the Trinity tournament Saturday, September 14 in Alma, Missouri. They faced Bethany in the first game. It was very competitive and in the end CCA won 3-2, which put them in the championship bracket. CCA then played Trinity for first place. Kaiden Townsend and Eli Griffey both had great goals, but CCA fell 3-2 and received 2nd place.

Sporting Events for September 30th through October 10th

Sep. 30th:

  • Home HS volleyball Tri-match. 5:00 CCA vs GVC, 6:00 GVC VS TC, 7:00 CCA VS TC

Oct. 3rd:

  • JH and 5/6th soccer at St. Paul (Concordia). JH at 4:30 and 5/6th at 5:30. Bus departs at 3:00 and returns at 7:45

Oct. 4th:

  • JH and 5/6th soccer at home vs. St. Peter. JH at 4:30 and 5/6 at 5:30.

  • JH and 5/6th volleyball at home. JH at 6:30 and 5/6th at 7:30

Oct. 5th:

  • HS volleyball tournament at Lake Christian 8:45 AM-4:45 PM. CCA plays at 8:45 and 11:45 with tournament play starting at 1:00.

  • 5/6/7th grade Park and Rec soccer 9:30-10:30

Oct. 7th:

  • Home JH/HS volleyball vs Training Center. JH at 4:30 and HS at 5:30

Oct. 10th:

  • Home HS/JH volleyball vs Lake Christian. JH at 5:00 and HS at 6:00

Volleyball Highlights

CCA Spikes Leesville

The JH A team played the first match against the Leesville Blue Jays on Thursday, September 19. The Patriots won the first set, fell to the Blue Jays in the second, and came back in the last to win the entire match. The B team also had a great game as they won two out three sets and won their match as well. It was a great night for the Patriots!

Volleyball Tri - Match at ElDorado

The CCA Patriots volleyball team played a very intense tri-match at El Dorado on Monday, September 16th. This was a very tough game for the Patriots as they were sadly defeated by both teams at the tri-match. Although the Patriots lost, they are showing improvement and doing a good job of playing together as a whole.

CCA Teacher Spotlight

Mrs. Sargent began her 2nd year of teaching here at CCA this year. The Lord gave her the spiritual gift and a love and passion for teaching. Mrs. Sargent’s favorite thing about teaching is being able to train and influence students systematically to be and become responsible, productive members of society who love Christ and will live that out. Mrs Sargent’s birthday is August 12, and she was saved in August of 1991, when she was 15 years old. Her favorite things to do at home are domestic things that include: cooking for her family, decorating her home, crocheting, working in her flower garden, and spending time with her family. Also, Mrs. Sargent’s favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. Mrs. Sargent attends Northeast Baptist Church and her favorite Bible verse is Psalm. 91:4 “He will cover you with His feathers; you will take refuge under His wings. His faithfulness will be a protective shield.”

Club Information

Student Council Polls Are In

Student Council is for 4th-12th grades and the meetings are twice a month. New officers and class representatives were elected last week, using polls on the computer to vote. Two class representatives were elected from each grade and six high-schoolers were voted in. Out of these six, four students were selected as officers. Lydia Lanning was voted in as President, Molly Briggs as Vice President, Scott Ferguson as Secretary, and Jon Ferguson as Treasurer.


The high school robotics team, Patriotech, met on Tuesday, September 17. The team is taking apart the old robot and starting to assemble a new robot. The team will participate in the First Tech Challenge at multiple high schools this winter. Meetings for the high school robotics team are Tuesdays and Fridays from 3-4:30.

The First Lego League is for all kids in 4th-8th grades. The team meets every Friday from 3-4:30 and every Tuesday from 5:30-7 in the modular.


Don't forget the first meeting is tonight from 3 to 4 pm in the CCA lunchroom. Rosalyn Wisniewski is our CCA coordinator. Parents should plan to attend the first meeting. The 4H year officially begins on Oct.1st. Dues will be $15 ($5 to CCA, and $10 payable to the extension office or online). 4H is for ages 5 to 18 and promotes leadership, citizenship, and life skills through fun, hands-on activities.

3rd Grade Visits Northern Cherokee Nation

On September 20th, CCA third graders set off to Northern Cherokee Nation to participate in a pow wow, which is a North American Indian ceremony involving dancing, feasting, and singing. The class returned saying that the best part was the food and the souvenir shop but that they did enjoy watching the singing and dancing as well. When asked if the beliefs of the native Americans lineup with what the Bible says they mostly answered no because the rituals involve cleansing from sin in other ways than the forgiveness of Jesus. Altogether, the third graders had a great day and learned lots about the Cherokee pow wow!

See You At The Pole

Every year on the fourth Wednesday of September, students from all over the nation gather around their flagpole to pray for their schools, their nation, and their friends. This year, our speaker, Josh Gill, youth pastor at FBC, talked to us about prayer. He also started off his talk by telling us the history of the event, which began in 1990. Along with this topic, some teachers also led prayers and the school as a whole sang various patriotic songs. Overall, the students got a good feel for what it means to be a Christian as well as a Patriot.

CCA Special Teacher Spotlight

Kelly Griffey has been teaching Art at CCA since the fall of 2003 and has been doing photography for 17 years. Her desire is for kids to learn different art mediums. She also teaches photography to middle schoolers. " I had a photography class in college, then I started taking pictures of my kids, and it just grew." She commented on how she didn't think photography could become a paying job. "I liked taking pictures when I was younger, I didn't think it would be a paying hobby." Mrs. Griffey went on to explain the difficulties and fun parts about being a photographer. "I can do it at home with my kids. Also, its neat to capture important times and memories. There are some difficult situations such as weather, lightning, etc., and group photos are more challenging because of having to deal with the coordination, but I still love doing weddings, family photos, and anything that includes photography." You can get contact info at