The Patriot Press

October 28, 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 finished with our first quarter at CCA tomorrow, October 29th. 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: Thank you!

Parent Reminders

October 29th

  • First Quarter Ends

November 1st

  • No JROTC or Clinton VoTech due to Clinton having no school

November 3rd

  • Flu Vaccinations for those who consented from 12-3pm

November 4th

  • 11:30 Dismissal--no lunch or after school care provided
  • Parent Teacher Conferences from 12-6:30pm
November 5th

  • No School due to Fall Break

Patriot Puff Boys v/s Boys Volleyball

Join us tomorrow, Friday-October 29th, for our 2nd annual Patriot Puff Volleyball game. The event will be in the CCA gym at 6pm. Come out to see the 8th-12th grade boys play each other in volleyball. This event is sponsored by Student Council and admission is $2 to watch. Concessions will be available. We hope to see you there! --Priscilla

On this Day, October 28th, in History

  • In 1886, U.S. President Grover Cleveland officially dedicated the Statue of Liberty.
  • The Gateway Arch was finished and open for visitors, in 1965.
  • Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft was born, on this day, in 1955.

Senior Spotlight: Jessica Steward

Jessica joined the CCA family her sophomore year, meaning she has attended CCA for three years. Jessica likes that we get Casey's pizza once a month. On days there is a board meeting, an anonymous donor provides pizza for the whole high school. Bill and Sue Steward are Jessica's parents. She has one older brother, Clayton. She has two dogs, Braxton and Lucky, and one cat named Jet. She plans to attend college to pursue a degree in elementary education. Her favorite CCA memory is winning the MCSAA State basketball tournament in 2019. Jessica's favorite Bible verse is Deuteronomy 31:8. Coach Bancroft has made the biggest impact on Jessica's life because he has challenged her to be a better basketball player and all around leader. She plays basketball and volleyball. In her free time she loves to bake and read. We are excited to see what the future holds for you!


Today is Community Helper Day in K5

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Varsity State Soccer

The CCA Varsity Soccer team played in Joplin and Carthage last weekend in the MCSAA State Tournament. CCA’s first game was against Heritage Classical Academy on Thursday. The score was tied 4-4 until late in the second half when Heritage scored, making it 4-5, and giving the Patriots their first loss in the tourney.

In their second game the Patriots took on Christian Learning Center on Friday, CLC won despite the game being tied at the end of the first half. The ending score was 2-6, and the Patriots got their 2nd loss of the tourney.

CCA was supposed to play the Show-Me Christian Angels on Saturday in Joplin, but the game was rained out and postponed to Monday in Clinton at 4:00pm. CCA had the 3-0 lead at the end of the first half and ended up winning 4-1. Jake, Matthew and Jared all scored for CCA. CCA placed 5th in the MCSAA tournament and ended their first boys’ Varsity soccer season with a record of 8-13.


Varsity State Volleyball

On Thursday, October 21 the varsity volleyball team left for Joplin to compete in the MCSAA (Missouri Christian School Athletic Association) tournament. Over the three days they played 5 games and placed 5th overall. --Priscilla

Survey Says...

This week the survey says question for 3rd through 10th grade was, "would you rather go trick-or-treating, hand out candy, or do not do anything at all on Halloween?" 60 students said they would rater go trick-or-treating, 8 students said they would rather hand out candy, and 15 students said they would rather do nothing.

Some Christian events are available in Clinton on Halloween. They are:

  • Harvest Fest at Northeast Baptist Church from 6-8pm on October 31st
  • Trunk or Treat at First Baptist Church (Vansant) at 6pm on October 31st.

Birthdays this week!

October 29th: Ben K-4

CCA Club Information:

FBLA @ Silver Dollar City

CCA High School students traveled to Silver Dollar City on Saturday, October 16th, to attend the FBLA annual leadership conference. Students heard an informative speech about Silver Dollar City, how it was founded and how the business is ran. After the speech was finished, students had the opportunity to participate in all the shows and enjoy the rides that Silver Dollar City has to offer. Once they had left the park, students enjoyed dinner at Freddy's together before traveling home. CCA had 15 students who attended the conference. They were: Clara, Dakoda, Kennedy, Audrey, Marlee, Taylor, Priscilla, Kade Jared, Amya, Angelina, Kylie, Maddy, Hailey, and Mikhail.


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

Fall Recipe for Fruit Crisp from our kitchen to yours

Fruit Crisp


6 Large Apples, 1 cup of Brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of Vanilla, ¾ of a cup of Quick Cook Oats, ½ cup of flour, 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon, and ½ a cup of unsalted butter.


  1. Peel, core and slice apples.

  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

  3. Layer apples into baking dish ( I use 9x9 )

  4. Mix together, flour, brown sugar, oats and cinnamon in a bowl.

  5. Add in vanilla and cut in butter with a pastry blender or fork.

  6. Work until mixture forms large crumbs.

  7. Sprinkle over the apples.

  8. Bake for 3 minutes or until topping is browned and apples are soft.

  9. Enjoy!