The Patriot Press

October 8, 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

October 10
  • Tuition Payment Due if paying monthly
October 11
  • 3rd & 4th Grade Robotics from 3:15-4:30pm
October 12
  • 9-12th to Clinton High School for College & Career Day from 12:45-1:45pm
October 13
  • 7-12th Grade Field Trip to Union Station from 7:45am-3pm
  • HS Pep Club Meeting from 3-3:30 in the CCA Library
October 15
  • 4th Grade to Fort Osage from 8am-3pm
  • Upper School 4H Meeting in the CCA Art Room from 3:15-4:15pm

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On This Day in History: October 8th

Although many things happened on this day in history, here are a few interesting ones we chose to share with you! On October 8th, 1956 the first no hitter (perfect game) was pitched in Major League baseball by Don Larsen from the New York Yankees. On October 8th, 1948 the first internal pacemaker was implanted. On October 8th, 1793, John Hancock, an American politician and the first governor of Massachusetts died. Stay tuned for next weeks "On This Day in History."

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Lanning

Mrs. Lanning is the 1st grade teacher at CCA. She has taught 22 years in total, 13 of those years at CCA. She graduated from Lakeland High School and attended Southwest Baptist University. She is married to Ken Lanning and they have three kids, and a beagle named Bandit. Mrs. Lanning came to CCA when she moved to Clinton and put her oldest, Jonah, in first grade. Her favorite Bible verse is Ephesians 2:8. In her spare time, Mrs. Lanning enjoys reading, crafting, and traveling.

Chapel: October 8th

The freshman class opened chapel and Mrs. Hyke welcomed Tori Descombes as today's speaker. She talked about Operation Christmas Child. She explained that First Baptist Church in Clinton collects the shoe boxes and distributes them all over the world. Some shoe boxes travel by helicopter, donkey, camel, and canoe. Every shoebox represents the love of Jesus and gives us an opportunity to share the gospel with them. People in other countries hear about the Lord through these shoeboxes and they share with others. Some groups of people even start churches in their communities after hearing about the shoeboxes. These shoeboxes shine a light to dark places in the world. Children who receive these shoeboxes are rising up to be disciples in their own countries. These boxes give children hope. The shoeboxes they receive are the most color some kids have ever seen. Most live in shacks and the world around them is all brown. Packing a shoebox seems like such a small thing to do, but it could mean the world to one child. Giving that gift to someone is very meaningful.

Shoeboxes will be available to pick up from CCA this month. What should you pack in a shoebox? First, pick up an Operation Christmas Child box at the CCA front desk, by Mrs. Dehn & Ms. Staley. Decide on an age range and if you will be packing for a boy or girl. Choose fun toys to pack, hygiene supplies, and school supplies. Do not pack items like toothpaste, items of war, food, or liquids. You can write a letter about yourself and even include a picture of yourself or your family in the box. Each box costs nine dollars to ship and can that can be mailed or paid online. Pray over the box and for the child receiving the box. Bring your box back to CCA by November 12th. Mrs. Ritchie will transport the boxes to the First Baptist Church to be shipped out. This is a great service project that CCA has the opportunity to participate with, which allows us to give back to other communities in need.

Sporting Events for Oct. 8th - Oct. 15th


  • MOKAN Varsity Soccer Tournament; time TBD


  • MOKAN Varsity Volleyball Tournament; time TBD
  • JH Soccer, St. Peter Tournament; time TBD
  • Varsity Soccer @ Home vs. Show Me; game begins at 4pm
  • JH and Varsity Volleyball @ Lake Christian; game begins at 4:30pm
  • JH Soccer @ St. Peter; game begins at 4:30pm.
  • Varsity Soccer @ Home vs. Applewood; game starts at 5pm (SENIOR NIGHT!!)
  • JV Volleyball @ Home vs. Applewood; game starts at 5:30pm

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MOKAN Varsity Soccer Tournament

The Varsity Soccer boys played Overland Christian, Monday, October 4th. It was an exciting game. Kade Manning scored CCA's fourth goal, making the game go into overtime. The Patriots unfortunately, fell short with an ending score of 4-5; however, it was a great game!

Volleyball Senior Night

October 1st, during the CCA vs. Our Savior Christian Academy, we hosted senior night. There are two seniors on this year's volleyball team, Jessica and Hailey. Jessica was escorted by her parents, Sue and Bill Steward. Jessica plans to pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education after high school. Hailey was escorted by her parents, Randy and Judy Scott. Hailey plans on attending the two-year Occupational Therapy Assistant program through State Fair Community College.

JH Volleyball Tournament

On Saturday, October 2, the CCA JH volleyball team played in the MOKAN tournament. They played Show Me Christian School and won. Then they played Overland Christian School and lost. In their final game they played El Dorado Christian School. They ended up getting fourth place by winning this final game. Carissa and Maggie were voted all tournament first team and Brynn received all tournament second team. Congratulations CCA patriots on your 2021 season.

Character Trait of the Month: Joy

The October character trait of the month is Joy. It is based on Psalm 5:11, which say, "But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name Be joyful in you." We interviewed 3 CCA students and asked them what joy means to them. To Brynn, a 5th grader, having joy is to be happy. To Vivian, a 7th grader, joy is like happiness, but more fulfilling, and it stays with you longer. To Kylie, an 11th grader, joy is spending time with the people you love.

Survey Says: Flannels or Sweaters

This week's survey says question was: would you rather wear a sweater or a flannel in the fall season? Out of the 70 kids we asked, 47 said sweaters and 23 said a flannel. Which would you chose?

CCA Birthdays this Week:

October 9th: Jake-8th

October 10th: Zaylee-K4, Oakleigh-K4

October 11th: Dakota-1st

October 12th: Asher-3rd, Jase-3rd

Club Information

Pep Club

On Friday Oct.1st, Pep Club members had a face painting booth at the Volleyball game, which profited the club $23. We also had a student section with a "Red Out" theme. There was a great turn out at this event! Many students came out to support our CCA volleyball team and the seniors on volleyball senior night. Thank you 5th-12th grade students for showing up and bringing your school spirit! For all the students in attendance that sang the National Anthem, Mrs. Townsend applauses you. Pep club will have a meeting on Wednesday to discuss soccer senior night and the upcoming pep rally.


Last week the high school 4-H members went to Fall Farmfest in Springfield, Missouri. They got to see a variety of farm equipment and a lot of diverse farm animals. They were able to talk to multiple livestock and farm equipment vendors at the event. The club members learned a lot about agriculture and livestock. They had a great, educational time, and on the way home they stopped in Osceola for ice cream.

This week was national 4-H week. The week kicked off with the 4-H carnival on Sunday, October 3. There were a lot of fun games. The county raised $2,996! This week the club is also delivering cookies to a lot of the businesses that support the county clubs. If your child plans on participating in 4-H, enrollment is now open on .

Lumberjack Club

Today, October 8th, Student Council had their first lumberjack club meeting of the school year. There were pancakes, fruit, chocolate milk, and plain milk to purchase for $2. Student Council had a great turnout for the event, and was able to raise a good amount of money. If your student is interested in coming to the lumberjack club there will be a meeting sometime next month. All students need to do is pay two dollars when they attend the event and they must be in the CCA cafeteria anytime from 7:30 to 7:50am to eat.

FBLA Insulated Cup 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.