Pack The Bus

July 9th, 2018

Pack the Bus

Clarksville Cares, in partnership with One Vision Federal Credit Union, kicked off the fourth annual “Pack the Bus” campaign on July 9 to collect school supplies to help all of Clarksville Community Schools’ students start the school year off strong. The campaign will run through July 20.

Donations can be dropped off at One Vision, located at 206 W. Lewis and Clark Parkway, in Clarksville. 

Cummings appointed to Board

July 5th, 2018

Clarksville School Board Fills Vacancy
Teresa Cummings appointed to District 5 seat

The Clarksville Community Board of School Trustees has appointed Teresa Cummings to fill the District 5 seat vacancy during the Board’s special meeting on Tuesday, July 3.

The District 5 seat was left vacant after Board member James “Jim” Payne passed away on June 21. Cummings will fulfill the remaining time left on Payne’s term, which ends January 2021.

Cummings is the General Manager at Bella Built Roofing. She and her husband have lived in Old Clarksville for more than 20 years. They have three children. Their oldest child just graduated from Renaissance Academy. Their second child is a junior at Clarksville High School. Their youngest child is a sophomore at Renaissance.

“I think Teresa will be an excellent addition to the Board,” Board President Bill Wilson said. “Her heart is with Clarksville Schools.”



2018-19 School Supply Lists

June 26th, 2018

2018-2019 School Supply Lists

The 2018-19 school supply lists are now ready for preschool-8th grade. Please see below for your list:

Preschool          (Versión en español haga clic aquí)
Kindergarten    (Versión en español haga clic aqui)
Grade 1             (Versión en español haga clic aquí)
Grade 2             (Versión en español haga clic aquí)

Grade 3             (Versión en español haga clic aquí)
Grade 4             (Versión en español haga clic aquí)

Clarksville Middle School supply list (grades 5-8)

$16,000 grant to fund literacy program

June 25th, 2018

CLARKSVILLE, Ind.—Clarksville Elementary School will be launching a two-week summer reading program called Camp CES: Let’s Read S’More, thanks to a $16,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation.

The camping-themed program will focus on helping 20 incoming 2nd graders who need extra support in reading for two weeks prior to school starting (July 23rd-Aug. 3rd). After that, those students will receive weekly reading tutoring for the first semester of school.

“We are so excited to provide this fun learning opportunity for our students,” Principal Mindy Dablow said. “It will be a great way to provide these students with a jump start in preparing for the new school year.”

Clarksville’s program is one of 24 that received Duke Energy Foundation grants for summer and school-year reading initiatives. This grant is part of an approximately $400,000 investment the Duke Energy Foundation is making in summer literacy programs.

Class of 2018

June 18th, 2018


Congratulations to the Clarksville High School and Renaissance Academy Class of 2018!

A total of 110 students graduated from the two schools on June 2, 2018. Of those, 40 students (39 seniors and 1 junior) made up the first-ever graduating class from Renaissance Academy.

Breaking down Renaissance Academy’s graduating class:

  • All graduates earned Core 40 diploma or higher
  • 2 earned the Associate of General Studies degree and Technical Certificate from Ivy Tech Community College (60+ college credit hours)—1 junior and 1 senior
  • 1 earned the Technical Certificate of General Studies from Ivy Tech (30+ college credit hours)
  • 5 earned the New Tech Seal: STEM curriculum; 50 hours of an internship; 100 hours of community service; minimum of 12 dual college credits
  • 13 graduated with Core 40 with Academic Honors
  • 2 graduated with Core 40 with Technical Honors
  • 3 graduated with Core 40 with Academic Honors and Technical Honors
  • 45% earned some type of honors diploma at RA

Breaking down Clarksville High School’s graduating class:

  • All graduates earned Core 40 or higher
  • 16 earned Core 40 with Academic Honors
  • 5 earned Core 40 with Technical Honors
  • 1 earned Core 40 with Academic Honors and Technical Honors
  • 3 juniors graduated in three years

2018-2019 School Hours

April 17th, 2018

2018-2019 School Start and End Times

Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, we are happy to announce that we are able to extend our elementary instructional day by 40 minutes. This adjustment will ensure that our students have the same instructional minutes/educational opportunities as other elementary students across the state. Our teachers will be able to utilize the additional time for classroom instruction, enrichment activities, group learning and more. We believe this change will help our students learn and achieve more, which in turn will better prepare them for the next phase of their educational journey.

Making this change will alter the start and end times for all four of our school buildings. We are happy to make these adjustments because this is what is best for our students and our students deserve nothing less than the best!

The 2018-2019 start/dismissal and bus route times for all CCSC Schools are as follows:

2018-2019 School Calendar

As a reminder, the 2018-2019 school calendar will be changed from a balanced calendar to a hybrid traditional calendar, which means that our 2018-2019 school start date will be August 8th.  This will allow a 2-week longer summer break and increase instructional time prior to state-wide testing. This calendar also aligns with the other schooldistricts in our county (West Clark and Greater Clark). I have attached a copy for your review.

Lastly, for your convenience, we have opened registration earlier this year. This means that you can register your student(s) NOW by logging in to your Campus Portal account and clicking on the “Online Registration” link or by going to our website at:, clicking on the “RESOURCES” tab and then on the “To Register your student” link. Instructions for registering your student, setting up a Campus Portal account and recovering your Campus Portal credentials can also be found on that page. Our goal is to have all returning students registered by May 24th.

Enjoy the remainder of this school year and we look forward to seeing everyone this fall!

Best Regards,

Tina Bennett



2018-2019 Inicio Escolar y horas de Salida

Comenzando con el año escolar 2018-2019, nos complace anunciar que podemos extender nuestro dia de instrucción  básica en 40 minutos. Este ajuste garantizara que nuestros estudiantes tengan los mismos minuto de instrucción/ oportunidades educativas que otros estudiantes de primaria en todo el estado. Nuestros maestros podrán utilizar el tiempo adicional para la instrucción en el aula, actividades de enriquecimiento, aprendizaje grupal y mas. Creemos que este cambio ayudará a nuestros estudiantes aprender y lograr más, lo que a su vez los prepara mejor para la próxima etapa de su viaje educativo.

Hacer este cambio altera el horario de inicio y fin de los cuatro edificios de nuestra escuela. Estamos felices de hacer estos ajustes porque esto es lo mejor para nuestros estudiantes merecen nada menos que lo mejor.

Los horarios de inicio / salida y autobuses de 2018-2019 para todas las escuelas de Clarksville Community Schools (CCSC) son los siguientes.

2018-2019 Calendario Escolar

Como recordatorio, el calendario escolar 2018-2019 cambiará de un calendario equilibrando a uno tradicional híbrido, lo que significa que nuestra fecha de inicio de la escuela 2018-2019 será el 8 de Agosto. Esto permitirá un descanso de Verano más largo de 2 semanas y aumentará el tiempo de instrucción antes de las pruebas en todo el estado. Este calendario también se alinea con los otros distritos escolares en nuestro condado de (WEST CLARK Y GREATER CLARK) He adjuntado una copia para que puedan ver el calendario.

Por último, para su conveniencia, hemos abierto el registro más temprano este año. Esto significa que puede registrar a su hijo (a) o estudiante Ahora al entrar a su sesión de Campus Portal y hacer clic en el enlace “Registro en línea” (Online Registration) o ir a nuestro sitio Web en:, haciendo clic en “Recursos” (Resourses) y
luego en el enlace “Para registrar a su estudiante” (To register your student). Las instrucciones para registrar  a tu estudiante, configurar una cuenta de campus portal y recuperar sus credenciales de campus portal. Algunos padres ya están registrados y tienen su cuenta para entrar com su nombre de usuario que ellos crearon y su contraseña personal. Nuestro objetivo es que todos los estudiantes que regresan se registren antes del 24 de Mayo.

Disfruta el resto de este año escolar y esperemos ver a todos este otoño!

Best Regards,

Tina Bennett



Showcase of Schools

March 26th, 2018

Experience Clarksville Community Schools by participating in hands-on science experiments, working with a 3-D printer, creating comic strips, going on a treasure hunt, and more during the 4th annual Showcase of Schools!

Talk to students and staff about our schools and learn what Clarksville Community Schools has to offer.

Each visitor will receive a “passport” and once that person visits at least 4 stations within a school, he/she will receive a FREE t-shirt, coupon for a FREE meal at Arby’s, and a chance to win a gift card to a local business.

Those bringing an out-of-district friend to the Showcase will receive an extra entry in the gift card drawing.


Each building will have a Showcase:

Clarksville High School (9th-12th grades)
800 Dr. Dot Lewis Drive
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Renaissance Academy (9-12th grades)
806 Eastern Blvd.
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Clarksville Elementary School (Pre-K – 4th grades)
700 North Randolph Ave.
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Clarksville Middle School (5th-8th grades)
101 Ettel Lane
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


RSVP now on our Facebook page.

Clarksville Elementary Preschool Open House April 11

March 5th, 2018

Preschool Open House April 11, 2018 6:00pm Door 8


CHS Drama Department Presents “Legally Blonde The Musical”

Important Message From Superintendent

February 15th, 2018


Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members:

We were deeply saddened to hear the news of the school shooting that occurred Wednesday, February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with the families affected and all members of that community.

We want to ensure you that the safety of our students and staff is our top priority at Clarksville Community Schools. We take seriously our responsibility to ensure the safety of your child every day.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind all of our families that we have a plan in place at each of our schools to handle emergency situations and continuously work to evaluate such plans to ensure they are relevant and up to date. We are fortunate to work with the Clarksville Police and Fire departments to prepare for all types of emergencies that may occur, including having a School Resource Officer on campus at all times. As a county, we continuously evaluate our safety plan through quarterly meetings of school administrators and first responders with the Clark County Safety Coalition.

As school administrators, we are troubled by events like what occurred in Florida. However, senseless tragedies such as this provide us with the opportunity to be leaders as we help our children to understand, also reminding them that, as the adults in their lives, we do everything we can to keep them safe. As always, we urge anyone to report any type of concerning social media messages, behavior, etc. to your child’s school immediately.

Thank you for your continued support of Clarksville Community Schools.

Tina Bennett
Clarksville Community Schools