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October 2009


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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CAK Seniors Shine in the Knoxville Community

Healthy Vending Vending Machines Machines Machine Healthy Tween Girls Girls Bible Bible Study Study Tween Organized Organized Study Study Hall Hall Gearing Up Up for for Winter Winter Spo Sports Gearing Sports November Special Special Events Events November Student Art Art Contest Contest Student Open House, House, November November 5 Open 5 Warrior Warrior News News Briefs Briefs October Calendar October Calendar Middle School Musical Musical Middle School

Annual Fund Gifts Help us reach our goal of 100% participation by Fall Break! Mail your gift to the Business Office, contact the Development Office at Ext. 177, or donate securely online at

Two CAK Seniors, John David Arnett (left) and Justin Emerson (above) recently won top honors for their service to the Knoxville community.

Arnett Named “Man of the Year” John David Arnett has always shown enthusiasm for the Teen Board of Knoxville and was anxious to join the group as a 9th grader. This Fall, he was recognized for his accomplishments with Teen Board and named “Young Man of the Year.” Along with juggling several Honors and Advanced Placement classes, JD has also accumulated honors in football, where he has been a Varsity player for four years. Arnett was named Defensive Player of the Week in 2008 by the Knoxville Quarterback Club and is a Captain this year. He has also played tennis and basketball. John David is a three-year member of NHS and Mu Alpha Theta. He also volunteers and recently returned from CAK’s Maniwaki Mission Trip. Combined Teen Board and outside community service, his service hours are just short of 300, and the year has just begun! Congratulations go out to John David on this prestigious accomplishment!

Emerson Honored by National Urban League The National Urban League, in partnership with 20 black organizations, has mounted a campaign for African American achievement through the National Achiever’s Society (NAS). The goals of NAS are to inspire and nurture students while recognizing that excellence is achievable. CAK’s Justin Emerson was inducted into the NAS this Fall for the third year. Justin is a member of NHS, an All-American and National Elite sprinter, and a finalist in the World Youth Trials. He has over 500 community service hours through Children’s Hospital, Red Cross, and KARM. Emerson also received the President’s Volunteer Service Award and the Prudential Award of Excellence. Great job, Justin, for representing CAK in all you do!

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Healthy Vending Machines Make Debut B&B Vending has recently placed several new vending machines on the CAK campus. But these machines are not your run-of-the-mill snack shops. B&B specializes in healthy snacks and drinks. Everything you find in these new machines is natural and organic. The products are also wheat-free and gluten-free. Your student can find these Natural Snack machines in the High School and the Campus Center. Locally, you’ll also see these machines at Children’s Hospital, the YMCA, and Episcopal School. To make vending easy, the new machines accept cash, coin, debit, and credit. Learn more about healthy vending at

Bible Study Pairs Teens with Tweens CAK’s 4th and 5th grade girls are participating in a Bible study designed for “Tweeners.” The students meet with three CAK High School girls, Rachel Helton, Rachel Deprimo, and Kayla Poland, each Tuesday for Bible study. The group will also be doing several community service projects and social activities throughout the year. The Tween Girls Bible studies were authored by Rachel Helton. Proceeds from the sales of Helton’s first devotional book go toward food relief for children in Haiti, and proceeds from the second book go toward tuition assistance at CAK. These books are available at Cedar Springs Christian Bookstore.

How Can YOU Help Change CAK This Year? Provide financial aid, Improve classroom technology, Equip teachers with the latest in training, Support world missions, Help underwrite class trips, Purchase innovative curriculum, and Pay down school debt.

Simple. Support the CAK Annual Fund! HOW? You may give online today through our website at, or turn in your gift to the CAK Business Office with “Annual Fund” on the memo line. Our goal is 100% participation... can you help us get there before Fall Break?

4th and 5th grade girls pose for a photo with their High School mentors and Tween Bible Study leaders.

Join CAK Prayer Moms each Monday at 1:45 pm to pray for our school, our students, and our community. Drop in any week. The group meets in the Home School Office (near 5th grade modular buildings). For more information or to submit a prayer request, contact Lisa Cate at (865) 690-2189 or



It’s Football Time at CAK!


Oct. 16 @ Kingston 7:30 pm All CAK football games, home and away, are Oct. 23 @ Elizabethton 7:30 pm broadcast live on local radio Oct. 30 Alcoa (Sr. Nite) 7:00 pm station 96.3 FM (WJBZ). Each broadcast includes play-by-play by Chris Bevil and color commentary by Charles Shields.

Organized Study Hall Provides Structure, Support CAK’s Organized Study Hall program is offered to high school students who struggle with organizational and study skills. Up to four students work two to three days a

As of September 28, the Warriors are undefeated going into Homecoming with a 6-0 record. View and purchase game photos by team photographer Grant Duncan at Click “Teams & Schedules” and select Football.

week during their Study Hall time with a learning specialist who helps with their agenda, preparation for tests or quizzes, and

Making Waves in Athletics

homework. It is highly recommended for

Congratulations to the following students for their accomplishments in both CAK and community sporting events.

students with a GPA of 2.0 and lower, and the cost is only $10 per session. For more

Middle School Cheerleaders received superior ratings at UCA Elite Camp. They also took home 1st place in two categories and were named Camp Champions. Tori Bowland, Allie Holcomb, and Amanda Stivers were all named UCA All Americans this summer. Each is invited to tryout for a UCA staff position next year.

information, please contact Joy Sutton at 690-4721, ext. 120 or

Gearing Up for Winter Sports The air is crisp... which means winter sports are just around the corner. Take a look at the start dates below and

Leighton Porter, Ethan Fussell, and Ben Reagan were members of Knoxville Racquet Club’s junior team this summer. The team won 1st place in the Tennessee State Championship.

Vakaris Paulauskas (3rd grade) fulfilled all test requirements to achieve Black Belt status in karate. Vakaris has been training for this honor for three years.

Flu prevention information available online at

visit for more details and coach contact information.

HS Swimming -- Began Sept. 14

MS Boys Basketball -- Oct. 19-20

MS Girls Basketball -- Oct. 19-20

HS Wrestling -- Oct. 26

HS Boys Basketball -- Oct. 26

HS Girls Basketball -- Oct. 26

In conjunction with the Middle School musical (see back page), an “Evening of Elegance” fund-raiser event will take place on opening night, November 5. The event will include a catered dinner, pre-show performances from all CAK Arts programs, a student art gallery, and admission to the opening night performance of “Seussical, Jr..” Invitations will be mailed to CAK families in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on your mailbox and make your reservations soon (limited to 350 guests). All proceeds from the “Evening of Elegance” will benefit not only the Middle School Musical Theater program, but all other Arts programs at the school, as well. Currently, we are looking for advertisers and sponsors for the 2009-2010 Arts season. From affordable print advertising opportunities, to more exclusive program-wide annual sponsorships, there are many levels at which your family or business can become a supporter of The Arts. For information on sponsoring The Arts at CAK, contact Frank Merry, Development Director, at (865) 690-4721, ext. 177 or To help with event planning, contact Angela Estes at 670-0188.

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

Grandparents Day Tuesday, November 24 -- 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 6th 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 24 marks our annual Grandparents Day

Veterans Day Chapel will take place on November 9

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 honor 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!

Grandparents Day 2008

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Invite Friends, Neighbors to Open House Do you have friends, relatives, or neighbors who would be a great addition to the CAK family? Why not suggest they attend an upcoming Open House or schedule a campus tour with Wanda Mullins in the Admissions Office?

Or simply cut off the right side of this page and give it to a friend. There’s no better “advertising” than through a personal invitation!

Call for Entries! Student Calendar Contest CAK will be publishing calendars featuring our students’ artwork. Have your artist submit a piece of art, no larger than 12 x 18, horizontal, and full color to his/her school’s front desk by October 9. Four winners will be chosen from each school with one Grand Prize winner earning a spot on the cover. Students may submit a piece from last year or create an entry at home. Make sure to include the following on your entry: student’s name, grade, parent name, and parent email address. Only one submission will be accepted per student. Contact Margaret Moran with questions at or Ext. 241.

Applications for Pre-K, K, Pre-1st CAK Families: If you plan to add a Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten or Pre-First student for the 2010-2011 school year, please fill out the CAK Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten/Pre-First application for your child. There is also a form to be filled out by the teacher of your child’s current school. Forms are available from Wanda Mullins in the Admissions Office at the Elementary Building. The forms and application/testing fee must be turned in to the Admissions Office by October 16, 2009. Please also attend the Elementary Open House on November 5, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions a parent must make. For the parents of more than six million children, the choice is private education. Parents choose religious and independent schools for a variety of reasons: quality academics, a safe and orderly environment, moral and ethical values, caring teachers, supportive communities, and much more. At Christian Academy of Knoxville, a dually-accredited Pre-K through 12 institution, we want to make your education decisions easy. Call us now for information on Fall 2010-2011 enrollment. Contact Wanda Mullins at 690-4721, ext. 190 or to schedule a campus tour or request an admissions packet. Or join us at an upcoming Open House:

Warrior News Briefs Buy Microsoft Office for Only $75

Can You Host an Exchange Student?

In an exclusive “Back to School” special through the Association of Christian School’s International (ACSI), all CAK students, parents, and staff are eligible to buy Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 for only $75 (regular $499). The package comes with Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and several other programs. Take advantage of this tremendous special before October 31, 2009 by ordering online at Five percent of all sales will be given back to ACSI to support Christian schools worldwide.

CAK has been offered an opportunity to work with a foreign exchange student program in Guatemala. There are four students who will need homes. These students will arrive on Saturday, October 17 and leave on Saturday, December 12. They will attend CAK and participate in whatever family activities you choose. If you are interested in hosting or would like more information, contact Renee Brown at or (865) 690-4721, ext. 154. Remember that arrival date is fast approaching, and we will need commitments quickly if you are interested!

Booster Bash Needs YOU! Yes, it’s already time to start working on the Annual fundraiser to support CAK Athletics. If you can help in any of the following areas, please contact Jacqueline Burg at (865) 257-1624. The Booster Bash this year will be Saturday, March 6, 2010. • • • • •

Publicity for the event Silent auction coordination Brainstorming with the committee Donating items to the auction Soliciting items for the auction

Have Dinner at the Game Come early to the Varsity home football games this season and enjoy a juicy burger hot off the grill, along with some homemade banana pudding. Make dinner at the game a family outing. All Warrior fans are sure to enjoy the new honey-barbeque flavored “Warrior Wings!”

Percentage Vendors: Another Way to Support CAK! Several local and national businesses have partnered with CAK as percentage vendors. You make a purchase and CAK earns a portion of the sale. Take a look at the great companies that are giving back through your purchases: • • • • • •

Good Search -- Don’t “Google It,”“Good Search It!” Land’s End -- School uniforms Melaleuca -- Chemical-free home products Target -- “Expect More, Pay Less” QSP -- Magazine sales and renewals Univera -- Nutritional supplements

Learn more about HOW to percentage shop with each of these companies at Click on “CAK Mall.”

Bible Studies for CAK Mothers All CAK mothers are invited to attend a weekly Bible Study, Fridays at 8:15 am in the Home School Room off the Middle School gym. This semester, the group is doing a 10-week Beth Moore study on The Patriarchs. For information, contact Lynn Robinson at This study began on September 11, but there is still time to join! Plus, other studies will be offered throughout the year.

Tutors Improve the Learning Experience

Elementary & Middle School Carpool?

CORRECTION: M&M Mowing Website

Are you interested in arranging a carpool for your Elementary and/or Middle School child? Please contact Lissie Miller at (865) 603-5477 or to show your interest and get connected with others who are seeking morning and afternoon transportation options.

Please take a moment to turn to page 124 in your 09-10 Family Directory and add the following website to the listing for M&M Mowing: Or better yet, log on to their website now and check out the variety of services offered!

Christian Academy of Knoxville has a comprehensive list of approved tutors for all subjects and grade levels. To obtain a copy of this list, including contact information, please log-on to and select Academics / Learning Center. Or call Lisa Burke at Ext. 114.

Subscribe and renew your magazines at Select “CAK Mall” then click “Percentage Vendors” and scroll down to QSP.

OCTOBER @ A GLANCE Want to read the Warrior News online? Visit and click “News & Media” SUNDAY







Oct. 4







V Swim Meet, 4 pm

Staff Development, Students arrive at 9:30 am

Tweeners Bible Study, 3:10 pm

MS Tennis, 4:00 pm

Clinic Volunteer Training, 8:45 am

HS Retreat

ACT Prep Class, 9:00 am

Home School Writing Evaluations

MS Gold Volleyball


Prayer Moms, 1:45 pm JV Volleyball, 4:30 pm Girls MS Soccer, 5:30 Girls JV Soccer, 5:45 JV Football, 6:00 V Volleyball, 6:00


HS Interclass Tournaments

JV Volleyball, 4:30 MS Cross Country, 5:30 V Volleyball, 6:00 MS Gold Volleyball, 6:00 Girls V Soccer, 6:30

MS Gold Volleyball Girls MS Soccer, 5:30 MS Football, 6:30 Girls V Soccer, 7:00






Prayer Moms, 1:45 pm

Booster Club, 1:30 pm

End of 1st Quarter

V Volleyball

V Football, 7:30 pm

JV Volleyball, 4:30 V Volleyball, 5:30 Girls MS Soccer, 5:30

Tweeners Bible Study, 3:10 pm

PSAT / Sr. College Visits

Girls MS Blue Soccer, 5:30 Girls V Soccer, 7:00

V Cross Country, 10 am Girls JV Soccer MS Cross Country, 5:30 Girls V Soccer, 6:00 JV Volleyball, 6:00


Fall Break, No School







Staff Development, Students arrive at 9:30 am

Tweeners Bible Study, 3:10 pm

MS Tennis, 4:00 pm

Report Cards

V Football, 7:30 pm

National ACT Test

Prayer Moms, 1:45 pm

MS Cross Country, 5:30 pm

V Volleyball Sectionals V Volleyball Regionals V Swimming, 7:00 pm

Girls MS Gold Soccer, 5:30 JV Football, 6:00







Prayer Moms, 1:45 pm

Tweeners Bible Study, 3:10 pm

V Volleyball State MS Tennis, 4:00 pm

Girls V Soccer Regionals

V Football, 7:30 pm

V Cross Country Regionals


Girls V Soccer Regionals

Also view CAK calendars online at!

Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage

PAID Knoxville, TN Permit No. 447

529 Academy Way Knoxville, TN 37923 Phone: 865.690.4721, ext. 143 Fax: 865.690.4752 E-Mail:

Middle School Musical Theatre Presents... CAK’s Middle School Musical Theatre group will present Seussical, Jr. on November 5, 7, and 8 in the Campus Center. A cast of 41 CAK Middle School students is busy working on this annual performance. This is a new musical based on the works of Dr. Seuss. Created for the Broadway stage, Seussical incorporates elements from at least 15 of his books, as well as many of his best-loved and most familiar characters. In the course of the performance, some will fall in love, some will have desperate adventures, and some will save the world. Dr. Seuss believes in helping a friend, not giving up, and keeping a promise. He believes in the value and dignity of others and in the pure power of the imagination. Clay McCammon (8th) will play the role of the Cat in the Hat. Evan Satterfield (7th) will portray JoJo; Pete Cates (8th) is Horton the Elephant; with Hannah Brown (8th) as Gertrude McFuzz. Many other Seuss characters will find their place on the CAK stage! So, mark your calendars for Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 5-8 for Seussical,Jr. !

Seussical, Junior

Dr. Seuss euss believes in helping a friend, not giving up, and keeping a promise. He believes in the value and dignity of others and in the pure power of the imagination.

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Warrior News, October 2009  

Monthly newsletter of Christian Academy of Knoxville.