2019-20 Spirit Week!

September 13th, 2019

This fall, Spirit Week will be celebrated across the entire school district to celebrate Clarksville Elementary School students becoming generals and changing their school colors to match the rest of the school district!

Spirit week kicks off September 16th and will culminate September 20th, the night of the homecoming football game.

MONDAY: Disney Day

TUESDAY: Jersey Day



FRIDAY: Clarksville Elementary School – General Pride Day

5th Grade/ 9th Grade – All White

6th Grade/ 10th Grade – All Gold/ Yellow

7th Grade/ 11th Grade – All Gray

8th Grade / 12th Grade – All Black


Please dress your student each day accordingly so they can show their school spirit and have fun!


Clarksville Elementary Buses to be dismissed 5 minutes earlier

August 13th, 2019

Beginning Tuesday, August 13th, Clarksville Elementary buses will be dismissed about five minutes earlier in order to get back in time for Clarksville Middle School and Clarksville High School bus routes.  The buses will be leaving CES at approximately 2:57 PM.  CES bus riders will be home about five minutes earlier than the first few days of school.

Calling all zombies!

August 12th, 2019

Clarksville High welcomes new assistant principal

August 9th, 2019

Clarksville High School is welcoming a new addition to its administrative team, Matt Pait. 

Mr. Pait is joining the team after Mr. Tim Sopko left over the summer to be closer to his family. Mr. Sopko worked as the Assistant Principal at CHS for three years. 

Mr. Pait comes to CHS with 10 years of experience at Jeffersonville High School. At Jeff High, he worked primarily as a business teacher, teacher leader, and basketball coach. 

When Greater Clark County Schools implemented its academies model, Mr. Pait was in charge of the business academy and helped lead the teachers within it. 

This school year, he says he is looking forward to getting to know the students, families, teachers, and staff at Clarksville Community Schools.

Auditions for CHS’ Night of The Living Dead

July 22nd, 2019

Please contact theater director Dan Bullington at dbullington@clarksvilleschools.org with any questions.

Pack the Bus for the 2019-2020 School Year

July 3rd, 2019

4th annual ‘Pack the Bus’ bigger than ever

For the fourth year in a row, Clarksville Community Schools is pairing with One Vision Credit Union to help meet the needs of students.  For the first time ever, Clarksville Cove will also join Clarksville Community Schools in this endeavor.

From now through July 20, community members are invited to drop off school supplies at One Vision Credit Union, either the 206 W. Lewis and Clark Parkway, Clarksville location or 2441 State Street, New Albany location.

From July 29 through August 7, Clarksville Cove will be accepting donations as well. Anyone who makes a donation to Clarksville Cove in that time will receive a $2 discount on their admission.

Please see attached for complete list.

Supply List

Late Coach Darrell Kingery honored at Faulkner Relays

May 3rd, 2019

Darrell Kingery joined Clarksville Community Schools in 1984 after nine years at Benton Central High School, where he taught general science, biology, and physical education and coached football, track and cross country.

It was at CHS, where he also taught high school science, that Kingery built a legacy in Southern Indiana. He would coach cross-country for 25 years and track for 26, earning multiple state recognitions and coaching his student-athletes to accolades and titles along the way.

Kingery retired from teaching after the 2010/11 school year but did not retire from coaching; He went on to coach cross country and track and field at Silver Creek High School until his passing last November.

In his coaching career, Kingery led Silver Creek’s boys’ cross country teams to four sectional titles and the boys’ track and field team to a pair of sectional championships. Kingery’s Dragons broke Jeffersonville High School’s 43-year track sectional championship streak in 2014. At Clarksville, he coached Tracy Alexander to the 300-hurdles state championship in 1988 and Amanda Bell to the cross country state championship in 1998 and the 1999 1,600-meter track title. Kingery was a News and Tribune Coach of the Year finalist after leading the Dragons to their first track sectional title in 2014.

Coach Kingery was loved by all who knew him and changed the lives of his students and athletes in the classroom and on the field.

On Thursday, May 4, the Clarksville High School track, where Kingery spent so many afternoons with his student-athletes, was named after the late coach.



ABOVE: Choir instructor for CHS and CMS Emily Stewart sings the national anthem before the dedication ceremony.  Photo by CCSC.

ABOVE: Renaissance Academy Director Brian Allred, a longtime friend and colleague of Kingery, speaks regarding the late coach’s character and legacy.  Photo by CCSC.

ABOVE: Sheila Kingery, Darrell’s wife, addresses the crowd. Photo by CCSC.

ABOVE: Kingery’s family hugs as they look at the new sign dedicated to the late coach. Photo by Tyler Stewart of the News and Tribune.

Former CHS educator, athletic director honored

May 1st, 2019

On the one year anniversary of his passing, Ray Lewis was honored at Gateway Park by the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department.

Ray Lewis served on the Clarksville Parks Board for 27 years and worked in the school corporation for even longer; he was hired in 1964 and retired in 1997. In that time, he taught high school math and worked as the athletic director. He was named regional Athletic Director of the year on two occasions during his career. During his time as an educator, Ray also oversaw the evening men’s basketball adult education program at Clarksville for many years. He passed away on April 30, 2018. 

At Gateway Park, the half-mile walking path around the little league fields was named after Lewis. Known as a lover of the outdoors and recreation, walking in nature was one of Mr. Lewis’ favorite activities.

Family Academy coming April 30

April 20th, 2019

Clarksville Community Schools is hosting a Family Academy, a special event for families in our community who speak more than one language.

This event is in conjunction with The New Neighbors Center at IU Southeast. The night will be centered around the importance of bilingualism and biculturalism in and outside the home and will also include information on formal and informal assessments in school.

We ask that everyone bring their family’s favorite food to share with others. There will also be door prizes, including a 4-pack of free passes to Clarksville Cove Family Aquatic Center.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 30 5:30-7:30

WHERE: Clarksville Elementary School Cafeteria; 700 N. Randolph Avenue

WHO: All families in Clarksville Schools who speak more than one language at home

RSVP: via email to Title3@ClarksvilleSchools.org or bit.ly/2GdcEYR

Nos gustaría invitar formalmente a las familias de las escuelas Comunitarias de Clarksville que hablan más de un idioma, a una noche solo para usted.

En asociación con The New Neighbors Center en Indiana University Southwest, compartiremos información sobre la importancia del bilingüismo y el biculturalismo dentro y fuera del hogar. También se compartirá información sobre evaluaciones formales e informales en la escuela.

Como una forma de celebrar a nuestras familias, pedimos que todos traigan la comida favorita de sus familias para compartir con otras familias. (Se proporcionarán bebidas.) Es más divertido aprender cuando hay comida! También habrán premios en la puerta, incluido un paquete familiar de 4 pases para un dia gratis en Clarksville Cove Family Aquatic Center.

CUANDO:  Martes,30 de Abril de  5:30-7:30

DONDE: Cafeteria de Clarksville Elementary School

700 North Randolph Avenue

QUIEN: Todas las familias de la escuela de Clarksville (PreK-12) Que hablan más de un idioma en casa.

Por favor responda por correo electrónico @ Title3@clarksvilleschools.org or https://bit.ly/2GdcEYR

Camp Kindergarten May 9th

April 9th, 2019

Clarksville Elementary Schools’ Camp Kindergarten is Thursday, May 9! Please join us for this fun and special event.