January 2022 News

January 30th, 2022

Fire Management Classes Learn how to Take Blood Pressure and Check Vitals

Rossview Academy “Fire Management” under the supervision of Caleb Slaughter teaches his students to take blood pressure and check vitals on January 26, 2022.

January 28th, 2022

Seniors Recognized at Basketball Game Against West Creek

Senior Basketball Players (Boys and Girls), Cheerleaders and Dance Teams were recognized at the basketball game against West Creek on January 25.  The Boys won by a score of 92-62 and the Lady Hawks won by a score of 57-24.

practical nursing student January 27th, 2022

Pre-Practical Nursing Program Currently Scheduling Student Interviews

Pre-Practical Nursing Program for Rising Seniors 2022-2023

Pre-Practical Nursing

CMCSS rising 12th-grade students will have the opportunity to complete the first trimester of the TCAT’s Practical Nursing program free of charge while still in high school.

  • Half of the day (up to 4 class periods) will consist of core high school graduation requirements. Students may complete these courses traditionally at their zoned high school or through an online platform as an enrolled student in the Early Technical College at TCAT.
  • Students will complete 3 hours of pre-practical nursing classes at TCAT Monday-Friday, from 2:30-5:30 pm.

Transportation to and from TCAT can only be provided by CMCSS if a student participates in the program through enrollment in the Early Technical College. All books, uniforms, and tuition costs for the Pre-Practical Nursing Program will be covered by CMCSS and a TCAT grant.

Successful pre-practical nursing students will be guaranteed a seat at either TCAT Clarksville or TCAT Dickson as an adult student in the Practical Nursing program after high school graduation. Students will complete clinical hours in the summer between their HS graduation and adult TCAT enrollment in order to be able to sit for the CNA certification assessment and ensure a seamless transition into the adult program.

Entrance Requirements

  • GPA: 2.5 or above
  • A grade of 80 or better per course in Biology, Algebra I, and English
  • ACT: 19 or higher score in Reading and Math OR Successful passage of the state-wide HSEI examination (70-Reading and 70-Math)

In-Person Information Sessions (2 options)

  • Thursday, February 3, 2022: 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
    Cental Services South (1312 Highway 48/13, Clarksville, TN 37040)
  • Thursday, February 10, 2022: 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
    Cental Services South (1312 Highway 48/13, Clarksville, TN 37040)


Complete this Google Form. In-person interviews will be scheduled for students who meet the entrance requirements.

Practical Nursing at TCAT Overview

Three trimesters (1 year) certification and degree program through Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT.)

Students study basic nursing skills and related subjects such as body structure and function, nutrition, pharmacology, obstetrics, and psychology. Clinical experience provides supervised nursing care of medical, surgical, obstetric, and pediatric patients. Both classroom work and clinical experiences are such that upon completion of the course, the graduate is eligible for the written examination by the State Board of Nursing. Licensed practical nurses who have passed their examination usually work under the supervision of the registered nurse or physician.

January 24th, 2022

RHS Parent Newsletter January 21, 2022

January 22nd, 2022

RHS Basketball v. CHS

The RHS Basketball teams played CHS on January 18, 2022.  The Lady Hawks won by a score of 41-40 and the Boys fell short by a score of 47-65.

January 21st, 2022

ACT Boot Camp for 11th Grade English and Math

January 21st, 2022

FAFSA Frenzy Day – Adjusted Time Schedule

January 20th, 2022

RHS Boys Basketball v. NEHS

Congratulations to the RHS Boys Basketball Team who beat NEHS on January 14 by a score of 75-61.  Go Hawks!

January 18th, 2022

RHS Parent Newsletter January 14, 2022

January 13th, 2022

CMCSS High Schools Host “Stop, Drop, FAFSA” Event

All CMCSS high schools will host a Stop, Drop, FAFSA event from January 18-21, 2022. School leaders will help students understand the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process, answer questions regarding the application, and assist with the next steps.

Confusion surrounding the FAFSA application process is one of the most common reasons students do not fill out the forms. School leaders encourage all CMCSS Seniors to complete the application to know of any aide available to them. Many colleges, universities, and technical schools require completion of the FAFSA as part of the admission process, whether students qualify or not. The TN Promise requires completion of the application by February 1.

Several common myths surround the FAFSA, according to collegefortn.org. Read more about the Five Common Financial Aid Myths.

For families who may have questions or need additional assistance understanding the application process, CMCSS has several helpful resources.

Help for Families

Phone Helpline: Students can call and speak with a live person who can provide assistance regarding the application process. Live support is available by calling 931-553-1189 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm on the following days: Tuesday, January 18 and January 25 and Thursday, January 20 and January 27.

Text Helpline: Students and parents can text FAFSA to 335577 to receive mobile support from “Get Schooled.” The mobile program assists students with a variety of services.

Video Tutorials: Assistance is available from StudentAid.gov with a video instructional series.

Part 1-How to Complete the FAFSA,

Part 2-School Selection & Dependency Status,

Part 3-Parent Demographics,

Part 4-Parent Financials,

Part 5-Student Financial & Signature Status

Parent Webinars: Parent webinars are offered every Thursday in January. Access the webinar link here.

Email Support: Families can receive support from the state FAFSA support team ([email protected]) or the CMCSS FAFSA support team ([email protected]).