February 2023 News

February 21st, 2023

February 2023 Point of Pride

One CMCSS student was recognized with a Point of Pride by the CMCSS School Board. Clarksville High School senior Seth Robles has been named a candidate for the 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. He is one of only around 120 students in Tennessee and the only student from Montgomery County who has been selected. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, the program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. In 2015, the program was again extended to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields. Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students. Seth will be notified later in the spring if he is a finalist. We are all rooting for you, Seth!

February 3rd, 2023

Clarksville High School Selected for the National Blue Collar Tour


It only takes a spark to light an interest in a student’s future. Inside the Mechatronics classroom at Clarksville High School, sparks were flying as students had the opportunity to experience TIG welding first-hand through participation in the Blue Collar Tour hosted by Western Welding Academy.

“Not everybody is going to college,” said John Froboese, the advanced manufacturing and mechatronics teacher at Clarksville High. “It’s opening their eyes and sparking an interest in something they may not have considered before.”

The Blue Collar Tour was designed to introduce students to welding and the high-demand, high-wage career fields in the trades.

“The trades don’t have to be something you fall back on,” said Devan Granger, an instructor with Western Welding Academy. “You can be proud of that choice. You can be one of the men and women who keep the lights on in this country.”

The professional welding academy selected 30 schools across the United States to visit. Mr. Froboese said a student first brought the opportunity to his attention, and he was happy to apply. “[It was] something to give them a goal for a career and learn how to move forward,” he said.

The Western Welding Academy brings in all the tools and equipment needed to try welding. Students watched a demonstration and then could test the tools on their own. In between, they spoke with professional welders and learned more about the career path. Networking opportunities such as these are what teachers hope to introduce to their students.

“We invite different companies and academies in [to the class] to show the relevance of what we’re teaching to the real world,” said Melissa Nolan, the agriculture science teacher at Clarksville High. Her courses include environmental and natural sciences, which include agricultural mechanics.

Mr. Froboese leads Advanced Manufacturing courses at the high school. This pathway is just one of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) options at Clarksville High. There are over 34 different pathways offered across the district. Students in Mr. Froboese’s classes are introduced to advanced manufacturing, robotics, automated systems, and mechatronics.

The goal is for students to graduate with their OSHA-10 certification and the foundational tech skills needed to be competitive in the job market. “Technology is always advancing. Manufacturers and businesses need those techs who know how to perform the maintenance,” said Mr. Froboese.

“My goal is to be the guy I didn’t have in high school,” said Granger. “I was told if I didn’t go to college, I wouldn’t amount to much. It couldn’t be further from the truth.”

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February 2nd, 2023

2023 Opportunities for Tutoring Help

Struggling with algebra, biology, English, or any other subjects?  Click on the link to see who is available to help.

February 2nd, 2023

Clubs and Programs offered at CHS

Click on the link to see the full list of clubs/programs and the dates and times offered at CHS.  If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Ing in the library (931) 648-5690 ext. 3

February 2nd, 2023

8th Grade Night for Parents

Click on the link to see the power point for incoming 9th graders and parents.