The Patriot Press

Volume 10... January 31, 2020

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

  • Box tops are due online by March 1st. Click on the Box Tops video below to see how to scan them into our CCA account.
  • Enrollment roundup will be Friday, February 7th. Invite your friends & family to attend. Please call 660-890-2111 if planning to attend so we can get a headcount for lunch. For more information, please see the attached round-up flyer at the bottom of this page.
  • The 4th Grade field trip to the Discovery Center in Springfield is Friday, February 7th.
  • 8th Grade chapel will be Friday, February 7th from 8-8:40.
  • Monday, February 10th is the auction catalog deadline. All items over $250 need to be in the catalog.
  • The next Auction meeting is Monday, February 10th at 7:15.
  • Friday, February 14th is 2nd Grade chapel from 8-8:40.

CCA Needs Your Help!

We are desperately needing lunch help in the month of February. If you could help any on the following dates please let us know. Thank you!

Tuesday, 2/4; Wednesday, 2/5; Wednesday, 2/12; Thursday, 2/13; Friday, 2/21; Thursday, 2/27.

CCA's Favorite Thing about Spirit Week

After interviewing 1st grade, 3rd grade, and some students in high school we concluded that spirit week is a big deal. Most 1st grade students said they like pajama day the best. Asher likes to dress up like Mario. In 3rd grade, Lexi likes to get to know people better by the attire they dress up in and Brynn likes dressing up for spirit week. In the high school class, Hailey likes dressing up on Twin day. Overall, CCA students have very much enjoyed spirit week. Please check out our CCA facebook page for more pictures.

Box Tops for Education

This year the process used to collect box tops has changed. Instead of cutting them out they must be scanned and submitted online. The first step is to download the app which is called Box Tops for Education. Then scan your receipt and the app will automatically choose which items are eligible to earn money for the school. In order for the app to work properly the picture of the receipt has to show the retailer name or logo, date of purchase, transaction total, and product information. Next, submit the receipt within 14 days of purchase. All box tops must be scanned by March 1st for CCA to get credit during the second half of the school year.
How to Scan with the Box Tops Mobile App

Senior Night

On Thursday, January 23rd, CCA celebrated Senior night for our first ever senior, Scott Ferguson. Immediately following the first game of the night, Scott and his parents, Jeff and Cindy Ferguson, were escorted out onto the court where various remarks were said about Scott and his parents.

Scott Ferguson has been with us since K4 but was homeschooled for his freshman year since CCA did not have a highschool in place yet. The cheerleaders helped with the presentation by bringing out numbers representing Scott’s life and accomplishments, such as his ACT score and how many miles the family has driven in order to bring their kids here to CCA. After this Jeff Adams, Scott’s basketball coach, gave a brief speech about what Scott has meant to him during the time he has coached him. Scott has been accepted into the College of the Ozarks and plans to attend there this fall. CCA is very proud of you, Scott, and cannot wait to see what God does in and through you!

Sporting Events for January 31st to February 14th


  • MoKan Jr High Basketball at Heartland Christian School. Bus departs at 2:15pm. Girls play at 4 and boys play at 6. Gook Luck Patriots!

  • MoKan JH Basketball Tournament at Overland Christian. Times TBA.


  • MoKan Varsity Basketball Tournament at Heartland Christian School or Overland Christian School depending upon seeding. Times TBA.


  • 5/6 Girl & Boy Tournament at St. Peter. Boys will play at 6, Girls will play at 7.


  • 5/6 Girl & Boy Tournament at St. Peter if either boys or girls lose on 2/6. With a loss girls would play at 6 and boys would play at 8. No games if both girls and boys win on 2/6.


  • 5/6 GB Tournament at St. Peter. If a win on 2/6, girls will play at 2pm and boys will play at 1pm. If a win on 2/7, boys will play at 11am & girls at 10am.


  • Varsity Girl Basketball Practice 3:05-4:15.

  • Cheer Pictures 3:15-3:45.

  • 5/6 Girl Basketball Pictures 4-4:30.

  • Cheerleaders will cheer from 4:45-6:30.

  • The Band will play the National Anthem at 5.


  • JH Girl Basketball Practice 3:05-4:15.

  • GV/BV at Training Center. Bus departs at 3:50. GV at 5:00 and BV 6:30. Bus returns at 8:30.


  • Girls JH and Varsity Basketball Practice 3:05-4:30.


  • GV/BV State Basketball Tournament at Joplin. Times TBA.


  • GV/BV State Basketball Tournament at Joplin. Times TBA.


  • GV/BV State Basketball Tournament at Joplin. Times TBA.

Basketball Highlights

Varsity Girls and Boys at Lake Christian

The CCA boys and girls basketball teams traveled to Lake of the Ozarks to play Lake Christian Academy on January 21st. The girls didn’t start off their game great. They had a few bad turnovers and didn’t get many shots up. Despite all this though, the Lady Patriots came back in the second half and ran a pretty good offense and defense. The final score of the game was 40 - 20, Patriots. The boys played right after the girls’ games. In the first half, the Patriots didn’t have many points and had several turnovers. However, in the second half, the boys started putting more shots up, trapping the ball better, and created some impressive steals. Coach Adams says he was proud of the boys’ effort because the final score was much closer than the 48-24 halftime score.

CCA Cheerleading cheer date-February 10th

2nd Grade to Clinton Rehab and Wendy's

On Wednesday the 22nd Mrs. Henney’s 2nd grade class visited the residents at Clinton Rehab for the second time this school year. The kids sang songs and played games with the residents. They also performed the play they have been working on for chapel. Ilaina Scott said, “I had so much fun I didn’t want to leave.” Afterwards the class went to Wendy’s where Colby Martin had two frosties. Overall, the kids had a great time hanging out with the residents and going out for lunch.

K4 and K5 to Clinton Rehab and Aquatic Center

On Monday, January 27th the CCA K4 and K5 classes went to Clinton Rehab and the Aquatic center. The students started at Clinton Rehab where they said a few Bible verses and sang various songs. Some of these included: 'Jesus Loves Me', 'This Little Light of Mine', and 'Deep and Wide'. Afterwards, parents transported the kids over to the Aquatic Center where they swam and ate lunch. Overall the kids had a great time and were a wonderful blessing to the residents of Clinton Rehab.

Guatemala Mission Trip

On January 18th, Shelly Cronhardt, the upper school Spanish teacher, along with a team of 4th year dental students from the University of Missouri- Kansas City and State Fair Community College took off to serve the people of Cantel, Guatemala. Mrs. Cronhardt accompanied the students to serve as a translator, but in the process ended up assisting them with their dental work as well. “The travel time was long and the elevation was something to deal with,” said Mrs. Cronhardt when asked what the most challenging part of the trip was, “But being able to use my language skills and talking with the people of Guatemala was really great.” The team was gone for nine days after getting stuck in multiple airports due to inclement weather. Overall, the trip was a success and the students were able to help the locals receive important dental care. It was also very special to share the power of Christ’s love with them.

Super Bowl

10 out of 10 kids in CCA know the Chiefs will cream the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 54. CCA students said some of them eat snack food during the Superbowl while others enjoy a huge meal. The 2020 NFL Superbowl tickets are averaging about $5,000 and the closest hotel is 40 miles away from the Superbowl stadium. Cities bid for hosting the Superbowl years in advance, although warm weather is a mostly the deciding factor, since the Superbowl is hosted in February. This year Miami, Florida will host the big game and the halftime show will be performed by Jennifer Lopez.

Club Information

FBLA Prepares for Districts

The Future Business Leaders of America club members are preparing for district competition in less than a week. Angelina Chavez-Walters is competing in the Word Processing event and hopes to receive placing scores at the competition. Jessica Steward, Hailey Scott, and Jon Ferguson are preparing for a Hospitality Management role-play event as they placed high enough with their tests to compete at districts. Molly Briggs and Lydia Lanning are creating a video and presentation as they are taking part in the Public Service Announcement event. Eli Sargent, Scott Ferguson, Josh Marchbanks, and Jon Ferguson will compete in a mock meeting during the Parliamentary Procedures event. The club has high hopes for the competition and are prepared to do their best.

CCA Teacher Spotlight

This year, Mrs. Ramirez began her second year teaching at Clinton Christian Academy. Her favorite thing about teaching is the interaction with the kids and that the students at CCA are happy. Mrs. Ramirez’s goal for teaching her students is for them to be able to enjoy and speak Spanish, and her advice would be to “Be wise.” Her favorite story in the Bible is the birth of Christ and her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Mrs. Ramirez was saved when she was 10. Her favorite memory is being little and going on hiking trips with her cousins. While on those trips, she had a lot of fun with her family. Her favorite trip that she has taken is last summer to Tolantongo, a box canyon in Mexico. Her life motto would be to live like Christ and share Him with others and if she could tell everyone in the world one thing it would be, “Jesus loves you.”