Cougar Courier

Greetings from Dr. Garcia!

September 14, 2019

As we continue to explore the IB attribute of being open minded, think about opportunities to discuss this attribute with your scholars. Our school is rich in diversity which provides students with the amazing opportunity to learn about others. We are hopeful that having an open mind about differences will help our scholars develop a global perspective. In addition to being open-minded, we are encouraging our scholars to be nice in the halls, classroom, cafeteria, playground, and greater community. We hope you can talk to your scholars about ways they can be nice at school and at home.

Community Support

Our Lady Cougar Volleyball team will be having bakes sales on September 16th, 23rd, and 28th. They are raising funds for the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. The bake sales will take place at school from 4:30-7:00 pm on the 16th and 23rd. The bake sale on the 28th will take place at the volleyball tournament. We hope you can help support this important cause.

Uniform Reminders

Scholars should be in uniform every day. The administrative team will communicate when there is a dress down day. Headbands are allowed but please do not allow scholars to wear bandanas to school. Slides/sandals are not allowed.

Backpack Program

The Salvation Army's Backpack Program provides weekend meals throughout the school year to families whose children attend several local schools. CIA is one of the schools that participates. The goal of the backpack outreach program is to provide balanced, nutritional meals to children in our area. If you are interested in participating in the program, please email your child's teacher or Dr. Garcia (

It's a Great Day at Clay

It's back! Here is the first edition of the student video series: It's a Great Day at Clay. Thank you to our Digital Integration Specialist, Chad Gish, who works with our students to create the show.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Dr. Garcia

A Week in Review!

Our volleyball team went undefeated this week!

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Dates to Know

September 24th- PTSO meeting in the library at 5:30 pm. Enter using door 4.

September 27th- Award winning YA author, Kwame Alexander will be in appearance at the St. Joseph County Public Library at 6:00 pm. The SJCPL and The Brain Lair are proud to sponsor this event. Tickets are required.

September 28- CIA Volleyball Tournament 8:00-4:00 (at home)

October 2nd- Late start for professional development. School begins an hour later.

October 2nd- Talks with Todd (Dr. Cummings) at The General Deli from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm.

October 12th- CIA Volleyball Tournament 8:00-4:00 (at home)

October 17th & 18th- Fall break. No school for students.