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Be a tnAchieves Mentor – Applications Now Open

Learn more about becoming a mentor to the Class of 2022.



Birthday Wish: CMCSS Student Overjoyed His Bus Driver Attends His Party

Birthdays are a time of excitement for children. When considering how to make his birthday extra special, a CMCSS kindergartener had one wish at the top of his list. Jace Caudill wanted to celebrate with his bus driver, Mr. Mike. Mike Ellis, or ‘Mr. Mike’, has been a CMCSS bus driver for 15 years. After retiring from a business career, he turned to bus driving. “When we were making the list of who he would like to invite, Mr. Mike was the first person on the list,” Amy Caudill, Jace’s mother, recalled. “I said, ‘Your bus driver?’” Jace often comes home sharing stories of his time spent with Mr. Mike and refers to him as “the kindest man I know.” Amy had met Mr. Mike previously when her son insisted on introducing her during a local cross-country meet. Amy shares her son’s sentiment. “He is just so kind.” The Caudill’s prepared a birthday invitation for their bus driver. Amy made sure to include a note to say she didn’t expect him to come but that she was simply fulfilling her son’s request. Mr. Mike was the first person to RSVP for the birthday. “When I got to school and opened up [the invitation], I thought, ‘I’m going to that birthday party,’” said Mr. Ellis. After checking with his supervisors, making sure it was okay to attend the party, Mr. Ellis reached out to Amy and confirmed. Once Jace learned Mr. Mike would attend his birthday party, Amy said he could not contain his excitement, “He told everyone.” When Mike arrived at Defy, an indoor trampoline park, he instantly became the party’s highlight. “There were several kids that knew him. They were all over the moon excited Mr. Mike was there,” Amy said, laughing. In true Mr. Mike fashion, he made […]



Northwest High Senior Receives Prestigious JROTC Legion of Valor

Cadet Major Coon continues to lead by example with hard work and determination.



October 2021 Points of Pride

The following students and staff were recognized during the Points of Pride ceremony held at the School Board Meeting in October 2021. The Northeast High School Robotics Team 5999A Team 5999A Students: o Aleksandre Josef Barnuevo o Marcus Kinch o Guido Ricabal o Michael Scates Team 5999 Coaches: o Mr. Nicholas DuBee o Chief Thomas Hager o Mr. Daniel Saucer Team 5999A participated in the Remote VEX Worlds JROTC Division competition. This division was comprised of 23 teams throughout the nation that were also associated with a JROTC program. The students conducted an interview with judges before the competition. Within this judging, team 5999A received the Judges Award; an award that is given to a team that deserves special recognition. They then ran their robots through a skills competition where they had three one-minute attempts at driver skills and three one-minute attempts at programming skills. This team performed extremely well and they maxed out driver skills with a 126 and had a programming skills score of 67 for a total of 193 points. With that score, this team was awarded the VEX Worlds JROTC Division Robot Skills Award; the award for having the best-combined skills score amongst all competitors. This team continues to strive to achieve their best and they are excited to continue to compete in the 2021-2022 VEX Robotics season. Clarksville High School Girl’s Golf Team Student-Athletes: o Autumn Spencer o Zoe Phillips o Darcy Phillips Coach: John Robichaud The 2020-2021 TSSAA Girls’ Golf State Championship Winners. This amazing group of student-athletes won the state tournament by 15 strokes. Congratulations to our state champs, the Clarksville High Girls’ Golf Team! Cadet Major Kaylee Coon Cadet Major Kaylee Coon was one out of 65 Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine JROTC Cadets to receive the prestigious Legion of Valor […]



Administrative Appointments Announced in October

The following administrative appointments have been announced in October.



Accessing Student Report Cards – October 2021

Information on report cards for the 2021-2022 academic year.



2021-2022 Honor Choir Festival

On Friday, October 29, the community is invited to attend the Honor Choir Festival at Montgomery Central High School. Over 80 students from CMCSS high school choir programs will participate in this public concert, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The clinician for this year’s festival is Dr. Tim Sharp and the accompanist is Jan Corrothers. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students, and children 6 and under are free. Clinician/Accompanist Tim Sharp (BM, MCM, DMA) has varied his career as conductor, university professor, publisher, and arts administrator and innovator. Currently in his thirteenth year as Artistic and Executive Director of the Tulsa Chorale, Tulsa (OK), Tim enjoys programming relevant concerts that have become a staple of the artistic classical music landscape throughout the region. He is the Director of Innovation for Trevecca University’s (Nashville, TN) Center for Community Arts Innovation, and Director of Music at Immanuel Baptist Church (Nashville, TN). Tim’s research and writing focuses pedagogically in conducting and score analysis, and his many published essays and books betray his eclectic interests in regional music history, acoustics, creativity, innovation, and aesthetics. He has conducted university, community, church, and children’s choirs, and performs as choral conductor and clinician in the United States and internationally. Dr. Sharp is a Life Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge University, with degrees in music and conducting from The School of Church Music of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Belmont University, and Bluefield College. Tim has just concluded thirteen years as Executive Director of the American Choral Directors Association, the national professional association for choral conductors, educators, scholars, students, and choral music industry representatives in the United States. He represents choral activity in the USA to the International Federation for Choral Music. Prior to his leadership of ACDA, Sharp was Dean of Fine Arts at Rhodes College, […]



Voluntary Student Survey Regarding ESSER 3.0 Funding

This week, CMCSS students in grades 6 – 12 will have the opportunity to voluntarily participate in a short one-question survey regarding ESSER 3.0 funding. The question will be a multi-select ranking question. Data collected will provide the district with another avenue of stakeholder feedback. The question was specifically designed for students and appeared as follows:  CMCSS expects to receive a lot of money that we can spend on our schools and students. Please rank the items below from 1 to 7 that you would like to see CMCSS spend more money on with these new funds. 1 = I want CMCSS to spend the most money on this, 7 = I want CMCSS to spend the least amount of money on this Academics and Instruction Arts (Music/Band, Art Classes) Improvements to School Buildings Student Social and Emotional Learning Support More Technology or Technology Improvements Tutoring Opportunities  More Substitute Teachers and Bus Drivers   Stakeholders who have questions regarding ESSER 3.0 can contact [email protected]



Quick Thinking Bus Driver Finds Missing Clarksville Child

An alert driver spotted a Clarksville child that had gone missing the night before.



2021-2022 Federal Impact Aid Survey Will Be Released October 20

Families will receive a survey link regarding Impact Aid. How does Federal money support our schools?