Seniors have a busy few weeks ahead preparing for graduation.
Here’s what’s coming up:
The Top Ten Banquet will be help On Sunday May 21, at 5:30 p.m. at the The Brown Hotel in Louisville Kentucky for those students and their families.
The Awards program for all Seniors will be held on May 31 at 9 a.m. in the CHS Theater. The parents and families of graduates are invited to attend. Graduation practice will be held immediately after the Awards program in the Main Gym, all Class of 2017 graduates must attend. From graduation practice students will have the honor to walk through Clarksville Elementary school and Middle school in their cap and gown. After the senior walk, the senior video viewing will be held in the theater. After the senior video viewing, students will meet on the CHS Football Field for their senior picnic.
Graduation will take place on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the Clarksville High School main gym. Graduates need to arrive by 1:00 p.m. Pictures with family and friend may be taken in D-Lobby from 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. (Please do not congregate in the gymnasium during this time.) At 1:30 p.m. seniors will report to B-Hallway to prepare for graduation march. The order of lineup will be posted and adjustments will be made in the event a graduate is not in attendance.
Gym doors will be open at 1:00 p.m. There is no reserved seating for the graduation ceremony, other than for persons with special needs. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Door will be open for graduation seating no earlier than 1:00 pm. In addition to the bleachers, a limited number of chairs will be available directly behind the graduates on the gym floor. Please let the administration by Wednesday, May 31 if you have a friend of family who requires special seating.
Please do not plan to take pictures or videos from the gym floor or directly in front of the stage during the ceremony. You will be escorted away from this area.
Diplomas will be distributed after the graduation ceremony in the cafeteria.
Clarksville High School welcomes in a new resource officer as the old one resigns. Chris Bartley grew up in Clarksville and has been a police officer for three years. But before becoming a police officer, he also had high intentions on helping others. Bartley worked at Jeffboat for 15 years and was also an Emergency Medical Technician for seven years. Criminal justice is what Bartley has his degree in.
Helping others has made a huge impact on the career choices that Bartley has chosen. “I became a police officer for the simple fact that I can help others,” Bartley said. Bartley also teaches bully and rape prevention classes.
Jiu Jitsu and Judo take up most of Bartley’s free time. Spending time with his kids is also an important thing that he makes time for.Wrestling is very important in his life, he has been a wrestling coach for four years at Providence. Oklahoma State is Bartley’s favorite college for wrestling. Oklahoma state has a top ranked wrestling team.The Gracie family and Bartley have trained together. The Gracie family is a family that has dedicated their lives to the practice of Gracie Jiu Jitsu, making them the largest family of athletes in the world.
He wants to show people that being a police officer does not always mean that he is the bad guy and that he is here to protect and serve instead of scaring people and being the bad guy. His main goal with being a police officer is hopefully convincing the public not to take the bad route and to make good decisions that will benefit them, their family and the community.
The school was already an important part of Bartley’s life. The school is not only a big part of the community, but his kids also attend Clarksville schools. “When I came in they asked me things that I can make a difference in and I have an interest in this school, not only to the kids, but I have Tyler that goes to this school and Sarah that goes to the middle school. So I have an invested interest in the kids safety. Not only in my kids safety, but in everyone’s safety so I want to make sure that everyone gets home at the end of the day,” Bartley said.
The main reason Chris Bartley became a police officer was to help protect and educate the community he grew up in, making sure that everyone stays safe in the community is very important.
Getting stuck in the house over winter break because of icy roads and cold snow are a bummer. There are many holiday events going on so that families can enjoy the two week break doing something other than playing in the snow.
For the past few years, Jeffersonville has built an ice rink on Spring Street, a block from the river. The rink sponsors various events such as skate with Santa, skate with Olaf and teen nights. This would make for a very cold, but interesting night out on the ice. There also many restaurants right around that area to go in, get warm and have dinner. At least one night during December, Jeffersonville merchants usually run a promotion where people who bring a receipt from dining that night in downtown Jeff get a discount on admission and skate rental at the rink.
Paoli Peaks is also a fun place to learn how to ski and snowboard. They also have a lift that goes to the top of the hill to get dropped off. Sledding or tubing down are both options to take.
Driving around neighborhoods trying to find Christmas lights to look at can become very frustrating when only two houses in the whole neighborhood are decorated. Lights under Louisville goes underground from the comfort of the car to look at Christmas lights and listen to Christmas music.
In Charlestown Community Park, there is a free light show for all children and families to enjoy. There is a train and horse carriage to ride. There is more than 200,000 lights hooked up all controlled by a light and sound system to make the magic really happen for the little ones. “Charlestown light show is one of my favorite places to go. Between the lights, the horse carriage ride and the train ride there is never a dull moment,” junior Kaitlynn Lee said.
There are even more holiday events going on throughout our communities and neighboring communities for families to enjoy. Tis’ the season for fun filled memories with family and friends.
Attention all National Honor Society and Key Club members, anyone that is in need of service hours there is many opportunities here. Anyone that is interested is to email Pam Cooper, firstname.lastname@example.org, with names and what event you would like to volunteer at. Remember if you sign up, they are relying on your help so follow through with your commitments.
Fall Harvest Hayride
Date: Friday, November 4th
Location: Endris Lodge – Lapping Park
Event Time: 6:00-8:30pm
Worker Time: 5:00-9:00
This event includes a hayride that takes people from the golf course to Endris Lodge in Lapping Park. There is also a couple of fire pits, campfire singers, and activities for the kids. There will also be people selling smores kits so that smores can be made. Many people are needed for this event.
Date: Saturday, November 19
Location: Clarksville Middle School
Event Time: 10:00-11:30
Worker Time: 9:00-12:00pm
Kids play a series of thanksgiving themed games in order to earn points. The kids that get the most points in their age group win a frozen turkey for their family.
Little Elves Workshop
Date: Friday, December 2
Location: Clarksville Community Center
Event Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Kids will be invited to decorate cookies, play Christmas themed games, and meet Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.
Saturday Morning Program
Date: Saturday Mornings from January 7-March 4
Event Time:Varies (but usually between 10:00am-12:00pm)
Clarksville’s National Honor Society members are selling t-shirts.. The shirts range in price from $10-$18. They are even including a crew neck. All of the shirts have a simple design so any Generals’ fan can buy them. All NHS members will be taking orders until September 28 and payment is due at the time of the order. Checks are accepted but must be made out to Clarksville High School. NHS hopes to have the orders back to distribute after fall break.
The camouflage and tie dye shirts are $15 (2XL and up add $2). The grey crew neck sweatshirt is $18 (2XL and up add $2). The neon yellow and white shirts are $10 (2XL and up add $2) and also available in youth sizes for the same price.
Those interested should see a National Honor Society member or go to room A304 for details.