The Patriot Press

March 12th, 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

  • March 13th: Daylight Savings time begins, move clocks up an hour
  • March 17th: 3rd Quarter Ends; Book Fair Set-up 1:30-3pm
  • March 18th & 19th: No school due to Spring break
  • March 22nd-26th: Book fair in the CCA gym, times are on the CCA Google calendar
  • March 25th: K4 and K5 Grandparent's Tea from 8:30-9:30; 1st grade Grandparent's Tea from 12:30-1:30; 2nd grade Grandparent's Tea from 1:30-2:30
  • March 26th: 5th and 6th grade Grandparent's Tea from 8-9: 4th grade Grandparent's Tea from 9-10; 3rd grade Grandparent's Tea from 12:30-1:30
  • March 27th: FBLA babysitting night from 5-9pm; Cost is $20 for the 1st child and $10 for each additional child. This is for CCA school aged children K4-6th grade. Please RSVP if you plan for FBLA to watch your child: 660-890-2111

March Character Trait... Faithfulness

The March character trait is Faithfulness. It is based on Bible verse, Psalms 89:1 “With my mouth will I make known God's faithfulness to all generations.” We asked students what they thought Faithfulness meant to them, and here is what they said:

Hannah from 7th grade said, “Faithfulness is like being faithful to your husband or wife.”

Amillya from 3rd grade said that when God gives you something, you should be faithful to Him.

Grey from K-5 said that faithfulness is reading your Bible and praying to God a lot.

Chapel 3/5

Chapel on Friday, March 5th was presented by the K4 and K5 classes. They performed on stage, singing songs about the creation of the Earth by God, as-well-as His creation of everything else. Towards the end of their performance, they put on animal masks and sang about who created them. K4 is taught by Mrs. Kernohan and Mrs. Lowe. K5 is taught by Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Lowe. This is CCA's first class chapel since March of 2020! We are so grateful that parents and grandparents were able to attend in person to watch their child/grandchild tell about God.
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Chapel 3/12

Chapel on Friday, March 12th, was presented by the 10th grade class, comprising of Kylie, Audrey, Chloe, Angelina, and Nick. They presented a video based on the show "Worst Cooks in America." The lesson being taught was: even though sometimes people mess up, we should forgive them and always be kind.

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Track Meeting

The track meeting took place on March 2nd in the CCA gym. Mrs. Henny, CCA's second grade teacher, will be the Head Track Coach, and assistant coaches are Miss. Barrow and Mrs. Mendenhall. At this meeting the coaches talked about what available events there were to participate in, about the practice schedule, and practice location. Participants can do four events per track meet, and they can choose between throwing, jumping, and running events.

CCA Track is Underway!

CCA track practices are going well. Seven high schoolers are participating along with around 20 students in 4th-8th grades. Mrs. Henny said, "Track has started, we have completed the first week of practice, and we are so excited for the season. Hopefully we glorify God and grow spiritually and physically."

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Sophomores Visit CHS Technical School

On Friday, February 26th the CCA sophomores visited Clinton Technical School. They did this in order to gather information about the tech school to see if they want to enroll in Health Occupations, Automotive, Welding, Building Trades, Machine Tool Technology and Computer Science for the following school year. Health Occupations is a popular choice because students can get their CNA at the end of the class if they score 80% or better on all their exams from August until March and pass their CNA exam. This year several CCA students are attending the Clinton Technical school for trade skills.

Student Council

The Student Council met on Friday, March 5th. The council discussed some potential upcoming events such as the Powderpuff Volleyball and Basketball games. Additionally, the council is working out some details for other events to end the 2020-2021 school year. The counsel is talking about a possible game night and pet contest. More details to come.

FBLA Family Movie Night

On March 5th, FBLA had family movie night. The Lion King was played in the gym. An estimated 45 people attended. Concessions were open that night and run by FBLA members. The FBLA fundraiser brought in $145. Thank you to the ones who came out to support our FBLA students.

CCA Alumni... Where are They Now?

Allie Lowe is this week’s CCA alumni. She attended CCA from K4 to 8th grade, (2000 to 2011), and is the daughter of Jeff & Amber Lowe, our K4/K5 teacher. CCA has impacted her life in many ways. In addition to providing her with an excellent education and athletic opportunities, the examples of Godly men and women there taught her how to put the Lord above all things. Allie felt her education at CCA most definitely made a difference in where she’s at now. While she had amazing parents who raised her to love the Lord and challenge her to be diligent in her walk with Him, her teachers at CCA played an important role in the development of her faith and commitment to her walk from a young age. Allie has many favorite bible verses, including Psalm 121:1-2 and Philippians 4:5-6. She says “They are amazing reminders to me that God is in control, and He has a perfect plan, no matter how lost I feel.” Allie has many favorite teachers, she commented, “Oh goodness, I had so many favorites! Mrs. Thornton in 3rd grade, Mr. Tyler in 6th grade, Mr. Stephenson for middle school History, Mr. Bancroft for middle school English… so many!!!” She does have lifelong friends from CCA, but they don’t talk as often as they used to. Allie attended Clinton Highschool, Harding University for her undergrad, and is now finishing up grad school at the University of Utah. Allie has 4 siblings, 2 brothers and two sisters, and she’s the middle child. Allie graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in December of 2018, and plans to graduate with her Master’s in Speech Language Pathology this upcoming May. She plans to work as a Speech Language Pathologist in the mountains, probably in Utah or Colorado. When asked if she would like to come back to Clinton she had this to say, “I love Clinton! I think it’s a great place to grow up, so I think it would be neat to come back one day to raise my family. It would also be amazing for my kids to go to CCA like I did! We will see what God has in store.” Allie grew up in a baseball family, but has enjoyed watching the Chiefs play the last few years. She enjoys hiking, biking, running, baking, cooking, most things outdoors and involving food. Allie recently got engaged and pictured is her and her soon-to-be husband. Congrats!

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Lewis

Mrs. Lewis has been at CCA for 13 years, but has been teaching for a total of 22. She taught in Miami R-1 in Amoret, MO before CCA. Mrs. Lewis has been married to Daniel for 22 years and they have 3 daughters, 2 granddaughters and 2 grandsons. Currently, Mrs. Lewis teaches K-5, but has taught K4, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades previously in her teaching career. She received her degree from UCM. Her favorite class to teach is Bible, “because it automatically captures the kiddos attention.” Her favorite thing about being at CCA is watching the power of prayer in action. Mrs. Lewis doesn’t have a favorite bible verse, her desk at home is covered in sticky notes with different bible verses on them. She says that “God brings “favorite” ones to my attention when I need them.”

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Lowe

Mrs. Lowe, the K4 and K5 teacher, has been teaching at CCA for 8 years now. Mrs. Lowe’s favorite part of teaching is being able to share Jesus’ love with her students. Her favorite Bible story is the story of Joseph and how he took unfortunate circumstances and worked them together for good. Mrs Lowe attended highschool at Clinton High School and College at Missouri State University. She says that she never entertained the thought of being anything other than a teacher. She believes it was God’s will and plan for her life. Mrs. Lowe is thankful that He planned for her to be a part of CCA and thankful to be a small part of what God is doing through CCA.

Survey Says

We surveyed our upper school students (7-12) and asked if they preferred headphones or earbuds. Here were the results:

Earbuds - 73%

Headphones - 27%

History of St. Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's day is celebrated on March 17th every year. This is the anniversary of St. Patrick's death. Saint Patrick, who lived during the fifth century, is the patron saint of Ireland and its national apostle. Born in Roman Britain, he was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16. He later escaped, but returned to Ireland and was credited with bringing Christianity to its people. More than 100 St. Patrick's Day parades are held across the United States; New York City and Boston are home to the largest celebrations. Since around the ninth or 10th century, people in Ireland have been observing the Roman Catholic feast day of St. Patrick on March 17. The first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place not in Ireland, but in America. Records show that a St. Patrick’s Day parade was held on March 17, 1601 in a Spanish colony in what is now St. Augustine, Florida.

On This Day in History:

These are some of the most interesting things that happened on March 12th over the years:

1884 - The State of Mississippi authorized the first state-supported college for women. It was called the Mississippi Industrial Institute and College.

1894 - Coca-Cola was sold in bottles for the first time.

1974 - "Wonder Woman" debuted on ABC-TV. The show later went to CBS-TV.

1993 - Janet Reno was sworn in as the first female U.S. attorney general.

1994 - The Church of England ordained its first women priests.

2009 - It was announced that the Sears Tower in Chicago, IL, would be renamed Willis Tower.

4H Meeting

Last Friday, March 5th, the 4H club met in the CCA lunch room for their monthly meeting. At this meeting participants talked about medical safety. They made first aid kits, and talked about different situations to use them in. Students enjoyed refreshments before the meeting adjourned. The next 4H meeting will be on Friday, March 26th from 3:15-4:15 in the CCA lunch room.