October 2023 News

October 31st, 2023

JROTC Drill Competition

WCHS JROTC Drill team competed in the annual Clarksville HS JROTC Drill competition.  Once again, our Drill team was amazing earning three first place trophies, one 2nd place and one 3rd place trophy.

October 30th, 2023

JROTC Raiders CHS Competition

WCHS JROTC Raiders returned to the Clarksville HS JROTC Raider competition.  This is always a very challenging and well-run event.  Both of our Raider teams worked very hard and in the end earned a 2nd place finish.

October 19th, 2023

TISA Accountability Plan Feedback

In 2022, the Tennessee General Assembly passed a new law to establish the Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement funding formula, otherwise known as TISA. One of the requirements of this law is that districts will create accountability plans to ensure that planned expenditures with our funds align with our goals for improving student achievement as a District. Please click here to review the District’s plan and provide your feedback on this plan.

October 4th, 2023

FAFSA and TN Promise Information for 2024

STOP. DROP. FAFSA Event – January 29 – February 2
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

All CMCSS high schools will host a Stop, Drop, FAFSA event between January 29 – February 2, 2024. 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 available aid. 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 April 15, 2024.

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

There are major changes and improvements to the 2024-2025 FAFSA form. Families can find information from studentaid.gov concerning the new 2024-2025 FAFSA.

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: January 31, February 1, 2, 2024.

Email Helpline: Parents and students can email [email protected] where they will be connected with Becky Padgett, Leslie Parreco, and Chris Pugh for help and guidance.

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.

NSCC FAFSA Parent Night Info

Video Tutorials: Assistance is available from collegefortn.org with a video instructional series.

Prior to Filling out the FAFSA: How to Create an FSA ID

Antes de completar la FAFSA 2024-2025: Cómo crear una FAFSA ID

Part 1: Introduction to the 2024-2025 FAFSA Student Application

Part 2: Student Personal Circumstances

Part 3: Student Demographics

Part 4: Student Financials & Colleges

Part 5: Parent Application

Part 6: Parent Demographics

Family Webinars: Family webinars are offered every Monday night at 6:30 (CST) from January 8 to March 25, 2024. Access the webinar link here. The THEC/TSAC Outreach team will conduct a live demonstration of the 2024–25 FAFSA. If you have questions about completing the FAFSA or simply want to watch a demonstration of completing the FAFSA before tackling it yourself, please register for the Monday night that works best with your schedule.

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

TN Promise

CMCSS Seniors may be eligible to apply for the TN Promise. As explained by the TN Higher Education Commission & Student Assistance Corporation, “Tennessee resident/U.S. citizen/eligible non-citizen/students who graduate from an eligible high school, homeschool, or earn a GED/HISET (prior to 19th birthday) can receive an award at an eligible postsecondary institution toward tuition and mandatory fees after all other gift aid has been first applied.”

Several eligibility requirements apply, including:

  • Students must attend mandatory meetings and participate in a mentoring program.
  • College students must attend full-time and continue participating in the mentoring program.
  • Students must perform 8 hours of community service prior to each term the award is received.

Learn more about eligibility requirements here.

To access the TN Promise application, click here. The deadline for seniors to apply for the TN Promise is November 1, 2023.

Resources for parents and guardians.

Student Portal

October 4th, 2023

CDC Fundraiser



October 4th, 2023

TN Promise

Parents of the Class of 2024…..please help us help you by helping your student. We understand many of our Seniors are planning to go to schools that do not accept the TN Promise, however, we know that unexpected things happen and “Plan A” may change due to finances, homesickness, etc. TN Promise can be that “lifesaver” for many Seniors who make a last minute decision to use it to pay for the first two years.

Please help us reach 100% of our Senior class stay eligible for this scholarship by sitting down with your student and completing a short application online today.


Apply today! Keep your options open. Remain eligible.

October 2nd, 2023

Class of 2024 Graduation Date

May 25, 2024

6:00 P.M.

Dunn Center

More information will be provided as the date gets closer.

October 2nd, 2023

Drill Team Competition

On 30 September 2023, the West Creek JROTC Drill team competed in the inaugural Kirkwood HS LET 1 Drill competition.  Many amazing teams from CMCSS JROTC competed in this event but in the end WCHS JROTC secured the overall 1st place trophy.  Color Guard (LET 1) earned 2nd place and Unarmed Squad (LET 1) earned 1st place.