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October 27, 2008


Top Row (from left): Wesley Fox, CAK Head Football Coach Bill Young, CAK Assistant Offensive Line Coach Jim Blackwell. Bottom Row (from left): Ron Fox, Manda Fox, Andrew Fox.






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Elementary Elementary Open Open House House Moms Bible Study Moms Bible Study

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Pray Pray for for CAK CAK Weekly Weekly Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka, Jr. Jr.

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$50,000 $50,000 Raised Raised with with Golf Golf Give Blood, Give Give Blood, Give Life Life Blood Blood Drive Drive & & Open Open House House

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Glance Three Weeksatata aGlance Two Weeks Veterans & Grandparents D Day

Life Is Too Busy! CAK Brings News to Your Inbox Jordan Duncan

Callie Jernigan

David Pearson

AP Scholars Abound Thirty students from CAK’s Classes of 2008 and 2009 have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP (Advanced Placement) exams. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP exams. At CAK, six students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. These students are: Luke Bonewitz, Nancy Childers, Melissa Siard, Joseph Sills, Tyler Wheatley, and Molly Zaczyk. Six students earned the AP Scholar with Honors Award by scoring an average of 3.25 on all AP exams and grades 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. These students are: Jonathan Beckner, Hailey Carlson, Valen Emmert, Aaron Holmes, Lauren Loy, and George Sanford. Eighteen additional students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing

Stephanie Pearson

Andrew Pharaoh

Above: Current CAK students from the Class of 2009 who earned superior scores on Advanced Placement tests last year as Juniors. These students have an additional year to complete college-level coursework and take AP exams.

three or more AP exams with grades of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are: Joshua Bergenback, Paige Berry, Kathryn Cunningham, Richard Cunningham, Jordan Duncan, Jennifer Gibson, Chelsea Gray, William High, Molly Hoy, Callie Jernigan, Kendall Payne, David Pearson, Stephanie Pearson, Andrew Pharaoh, Elisa Platillero, James Scott, Casey Smith, and Elizabeth Stewart. These excellent test scores bring CAK’s AP grade average to 3.84. The College Board’s AP program provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school. CAK’s high school curriculum currently supports the following AP exams: Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Chemistry, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, US History, Art: Drawing, and Art: 2-D Design.

Life these days is busy! Between family, work, church, community, and keeping up with our kids’ activities, there is rarely time to sit down with a good book or magazine -- much less a school newsletter! Luckily, the “Warrior News” has recently undergone an electronic make-over so families can read CAK news via email and online. There has been so much positive feedback regarding the new Warrior e-News, which compliments the printed version every two weeks, that we have decided to make the printed newsletter a monthly publication and let the e-News take over as the bi-weekly communication method between CAK and our families. December will mark the first monthly “Warrior News” and the Warrior e-News will follow the current bi-weekly schedule.

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Now Accepting Applications for Kindergarten & Pre-K, 2009-2010 Can you believe it’s already time to think about enrollment for the 2009-2010 academic year? There will be an Open House for prospective families on November 6 at 7:00 pm. Here you will learn about the Pre-K and Kindergarten programs, as well as grades 1-5. After the Open House, elementary admissions will be open to the general public. Questions? Contact Wanda Mullins at or (865) 690-4721, ext. 190.

Calling All Moms! CAK Bible Study CAK moms are gathering weekly for prayer, fellowship, and Bible study on Friday mornings in the Elementary School meeting room. The women gather from 8:00-8:30 am for prayer and continue in Bible study through 10:30 am. November 7 -- 21: “Be Still and Know that I Am God” (Contemplative Prayer) with Max Lucado, Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, Henry Cloud, and others January 9 -- May 1: “Esther” with Beth Moore For more information, please contact Lynne Robinson at (865) 951-1850 or by email at

Warrior ShootOut Raises $50,000 for Tuition Assistance & More The 21st Annual Warrior ShootOut brought more than birdies and bogies! The event raised over $50,000 for Christian Academy of Knoxville. The funds will be dispersed in the following ways: $30,000 toward tuition assistance, $10,000 toward the Pressin’ On capital campaign, and $10,000 into the school’s Endowment. The tournament committee would like to thank all our sponsors, players, and volunteers, especially our presenting sponsor, H.T. Hackney, and our major sponsors, Pilot, Coca-Cola, and Waste Management. The tournament committee is currently recruiting new committee members to plan the 22nd Anuual Warrior ShootOut in 2009. Committee members attend one meeting per month leading up to the tournament and participate in day-of logistics. If you are interested, please contact David Clothier at (865) 675-1061.

Gather Weekly to Pray for Our School What a better way to start each week than among friends in prayer? Each Monday morning after drop-off (8:00 am, or 9:30 am on Staff Development days), a group of dedicated “Prayer Warriors” meet to spend an hour with the Lord in prayer on behalf of CAK. “We view this as a ministry to the staff, teachers, and students of CAK,” explains elementary parent Lisa Cate. “Our hope is for Christ to come alive on this campus as never before.” The prayer group prays for anything and everything affecting the school. All parents and grandparents are welcome to join the group each Monday in the Gathering Room of the Elementary School. For more information, contact Lisa at (865) 690-2189 or Renae Johnson at (865) 690-6019.

Give Blood, Give Life: December 8 On Monday, December 8, the Leo Club will sponsor a Blood Drive at the High School. Donors must be 17 years old. High School students that meet the requirement to donate are encouraged to do so during Staff Development. Faculty, staff, and parents are also encouraged to participate. Drop-ins are welcome, but making an appointment ahead of time will ensure you a specific time slot. To make an appointment, contact Luann Stewart in the High School office at Ext. 116 or

Students Present “Willy Wonka, Jr.” Thursday, October 30 at “Evening of Elegance for The Arts” -- 6:00 pm Catered steak dinner included, $50/person; Call Jenny Dell at Ext. 143 Friday, October 31 -- 10:30 am; Adults $8.00, Students $3.00 Saturday, November 1 -- 11:00 am (Wear your Halloween costumes!) Adults $8.00, Students $3.00 Saturday, November 1 -- 7:00 pm; Adults $8.00, Students $3.00


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MONDAY 27 Staff Development HS Football, JV: 6 pm SUBMISSIONS FOR NOV. 10 WARRIOR NEWS due to Jenny Dell (








Nov. 1

Evening of Elegance & MS Musical, 6 pm

MS Musical, 10:30 am

Varsity Cross Country: State Meet

HS Varsity Football: 8:00 pm

MS Musical, 11 am and 7 pm


Group Pictures Pre-K - 5th HS Girls Soccer, Varsity: Regional Tournaments








Staff Development

Election Day

HS Girls Soccer, Varsity: State Tournament

Pre-K & Elementary Open House, 7 pm

HS Varsity Football: State Playoffs, 7 pm

Also view CAK calendars online at! Warrior e-News (from page 1) If you are not currently receiving the Warrior e-News, there are two ways to sign-up. You may visit the school website at and enter your email address at the bottom of the page under “Join Our E-News List,” or you can give your email address to Jenny Dell at or Ext. 143. The chart to the right will outline the news submission and publication schedule for both the printed and electronic newsletters. Feedback is welcomed and encouraged!

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Two Special Days to Celebrate Lots of Special People! Veterans Day Chapel Service Monday, November 10 -- 9:00 am

Grandparents Day Tuesday, November 25 -- 1:00 pm

Veterans Day is a special day in America. It is a day in

Grandparents have a special place in all of our lives.

which we honor those who fight for the freedoms we

Here at CAK, we have a special day in which we

call our own. For the 5th year, CAK will commemorate

honor them and tell them how much we love them.

the event with a special school-wide chapel. CAK’s

November 25 marks our annual Grandparents Day

Veterans Day Chapel will take place on November 10

Celebration. The program will begin at 1:00 pm in

in the Campus Center Gym.

the Campus Center Gym. All CAK families and grandparents are invited. Formal invitations will be mailed to

This event is open to all students, staff, family,

grandparents in the coming weeks.

friends, and active or retired veterans. Plan to join us for a meaningful morning in which we remember those who fought and those who still fight to keep America free. All service men and women are invited to attend the Chapel dressed in full military uniform. We will recognize all the different branches of the military during the event. Guests will enjoy the CAK band, ensemble, choir, and much more!

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Grandparents Day 2007

Warrior News, November 2008  

Monthly newsletter for Christian Academy of Knoxville families.

Warrior News, November 2008  

Monthly newsletter for Christian Academy of Knoxville families.