High School Computer Lit Students Teach Elementary Students

hallway-game-computer-literacyat-the-boardat-the-computer teaching-to-the-younger-gradesHigh school students in Computer Literacy courses transitioned from student to teacher as they designed games to play with elementary school students and taught them about computer hardware.  Elementary school students enjoyed having class with the high school students for a day. Computer Literacy teacher Angie Griffin said, “Students have many different learning styles and learn in different ways.  This project in Computer Literacy touched on many of those styles and not only helped to reinforce their learning but challenged them to come up with their own, unique ideas of different ways to teach the concepts they learned to others.”

TKA Juniors and Seniors Meet with University Representatives

student-and-college-rep-rs students-at-table-rsTKA’s juniors and seniors recently boarded buses and headed to Carson-Newman University for the Five Rivers Regional College Fair.  There were admissions representatives from 44 colleges and universities. Some of the colleges and universities represented were: Austin Peay State University, Berea College, Bethel University, Bryan College, Carson-Newman University, ETSU, Emory & Henry College, Gardner-Webb University, King University, Lee University, Lincoln Memorial University, Maryville College, MTSU, Pellissippi State Community College, Radford University, Roane State Community College, Samford University, South College, Tennessee Wesleyan College, Tusculum College, Union University, University of Alabama, University of Memphis, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, University of Tennessee- Martin, University of the Cumberlands, Vanderbilt University, Walters State Community College, Western Carolina University, and West Virginia University.

This was a great opportunity for TKA students to meet one-on-one with college admissions representatives to ask questions and get more information about colleges and universities. The Five Rivers Regional College Fair experience is coordinated annually by the guidance office.

Around the World and Home Again – TKA Alumni Share Global Experiences with Current Elementary Students




Edison Aubrey, Class of 2013


Grant Rollins, Class of 2016


Riley Hall, Class of 2015

This year, TKA Homecoming week was not only celebrated with games and contests, but also with alumni who returned to campus to share about what God has been doing in their lives.  Riley Hall, Edison Aubrey, and Grant Rollins came back to their former elementary school classroom to share about their recent mission trips.  Hall, a sophomore at Pellisippi State, shared about his eight-week internship with Mike Parker and Clubhouse Guatemala.  He was inspired to return to Guatemala after going on his senior mission trip with his classmates in high school.  Aubrey, a senior ESL major at Johnson University, spent a similar time period in Colombia working with praise and worship teams and teaching in a private school there.  The most recent graduate of TKA and freshman at Walter’s State, Grant Rollins, discussed his nine-day trip to lead Vacation Bible School for the Lakota tribe in Eagle Butte, South Dakota.  Each of the young men shared that God began leading them to missions with other cultures through varied experiences in the multi-cultural environment of the Academy.  Fourth graders enjoyed their visit, asking questions, seeing pictures, and praying for the ministries of TKA alumni around the world.

AP World History Students Experience History Through Artifacts

outside-pic regan-in-front-of-casedaoist-blanketOn Friday, September 23, The A.P. World History students went on a field trip to the McClung Museum on the campus of the University of Tennessee and the Museum of Archaeology at Johnson University. While at the McClung Museum, these students were taken through two exhibits: Ancient Egypt and Art of the World’s People. The tour guides discussed artifacts from the Rosetta Stone, to an actual mummy, to the Silk Road, and a Daoist blanket. At the Museum of Archaeology, they were able to look at ancient coins, Roman luxury pottery, and animal and human figurines. Many of those artifacts come from Palestine, with some even dating back to the time of King Hezekiah.


Nie and Ntow Inducted into National Achievers Society

kelly-and-ransford-national-achievers-society-rsChunyu “Kelly” Nie and Ransford Ntow were inducted into the Knoxville Area Urban League Kemet Chapter of the National Achievers Society on Sunday, September 18.  They will participate in academic, service, and leadership activities throughout the year as the National Achievers Society fulfills its goal of “Empowering today’s youth to be tomorrow’s leaders through education, personal, and social awareness, raising the level of consciousness to make responsible and well-informed decisions for life.”

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TKA Sports Schedule September 12 – 16, 2016

Sports this week:

Today – 4:00- High School Golf vs. Jefferson County High School @ Creekside
4:30- High School V Volleyball @ St. Andrews-Sewanee

Tuesday – 4:00- Middle School Tennis vs. Union Grove @ William Blount High School
5:00- Middle School Volleyball vs. Berean Christian
6:00- Middle School Football vs. Cumberland Gap
7:00- Middle School Volleyball vs. Concord Christian

Thursday – TBA- High School Golf vs. Northview & Cumberland Gap @ Sevierville
4:00- Middle School Tennis vs. Eagleton @ Springbrook
4:30- High School V Volleyball vs. Mt. Juliet Christian
6:00- Middle School Football @ Jellico

Friday – 5:00- High School Soccer vs. St. Andrews- Sewanee
5:00- Middle School Volleyball vs. Christian Academy of Knoxville
7:00- High School Football @ Donelson Christian

Saturday – 9:00- High School Cross Country – Cherokee Classic @ Sequoyah Hills Park

TKA Sports Schedule September 6 – September 10, 2016

Sports this week:

Today –  4:00- High School Golf vs. Morristown West High School @ Creekside
4:00- Middle School Tennis vs. Maryville Middle School @ Maryville High School
5:00- High School JV Volleyball @ Concord Christian
6:00- High School Varsity Volleyball @ Concord Christian
6:00- High School Soccer @ Webb School of Knoxville

Thursday – 4:00- Middle School Tennis vs. Carpenter’s Middle School @ William Blount High School
5:00- High School Soccer vs. Heritage High School
5:30- High School Cross Country Johnson University Inv.
5:30- Middle School Volleyball vs. St. John Neumann
6:30- Middle School Football vs. Cocke County Middle School
7:30- Middle School Volleyball vs. Sacred Heart Cathedral

Friday – 7:30-  High School Football vs. Oneida High School

Saturday – TBA- High School Varsity Volleyball – tournament @ Rocky Top Sports World

TKA Students Earn Passing Scores on AP Exams

2016 Students who Passed AP Exam

L to R: Jordan Razzak, Jacob Hoffman, Joshua Powell, Benjamin Morin, Taylor Weekly, Austin Russell, Niamh Schumacher, Frank Pornsopin, Kaiyi Jiang (2016 Graduates Not Pictured)

The King’s Academy offers Advanced Placement (AP) and dual enrollment courses through which students can earn college credits while enrolled at TKA.  The following students earned passing scores on the AP exams in May: Taylor Weekly – World History; Jordan Razzak – World History; Joshua Powell – World History; Jacob Hoffman – World History; Benjamin Morin – English and World History; Niamh Schumacher – US History; Austin Russell – US History; Frank Pornsopin – Chemistry; Kaiyi Jiang – Chemistry, Calculus AB, Computer Science, and Biology.  Graduates in the class of 2016 who earned passing AP scores include: Ashley Zhou – Calculus AB; Hanna Wilbourn – Biology; and Samuel Rector – Biology.

TKA Sports Schedule: August 29 – September 3, 2016

Sports this week:

Today – 4:00- Middle School Tennis vs. Union Grove @ William Blount High School
5:00- High School Soccer @ Donelson Christian Academy

Tuesday – 3:00- High School Golf @ Gatlinburg (tournament)
4:00- Middle School Tennis vs. Eagleton @ Springbrook
5:00- High School JV Volleyball @ Webb of Knoxville
5:00- Middle School Volleyball @ Webb of Knoxville
6:00- High School Varsity Volleyball @ Webb of Knoxville
6:00- Middle School Volleyball vs. St John Neumann @ Webb School of Knoxville
6:30- Middle School Football @ Webb School of Knoxville

Wednesday -12:00- High School Golf @ Creekside (tournament)

Thursday – TBA- Middle School Volleyball @ K2 Volleyball Club
3:00- High School Golf @ Sevierville (tournament)
4:00- Middle School Tennis vs. Heritage Middle School @ Heritage High School
4:30- High School Varsity Volleyball vs. Friendship Christian & Providence @ Friendship Christian

Friday – 7:00- High School Football vs. Friendship Christian

Saturday – 9:00- High School Cross Country @ Victor Ashe Park
1:00- Elementary Cross Country @ Victor Ashe

Farm to Table Program Offers New Hands-on Learning Opportunity

The King's Academy Chickens

Students learning about caring for chickens

The King's Academy Garden

Students learning about the garden

The King's Academy Greenhouse

Students learning about the greenhouse

The King's Academy Aquaponics System

Students learning about the aquaponics system

Many years ago, students at The King’s Academy (known then as Harrison-Chilhowee Baptist Academy) worked on the campus farm after school.  Now, during the 2016-2017 school year, students in the intermediate grades will be carrying on the tradition, working with Farm to Cafeteria Director David Hamilton.  Orientation to the program was held on Friday, August 12, at the school’s greenhouse and garden.  Students toured the facilities and discussed possible jobs that the students will complete each school day, including planting, weeding, harvesting, and caring for chickens and tilapia.  Students and teachers alike are excited about the new program, giving the students the opportunity to both learn new skills and serve others in the process.

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