Capstone Project & Community Service

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Requirements:
Freshman - 10 hours on campus
Sophomores - 10 hours off campus
Juniors - Begin Capstone Project - Capstone assistance provided by Pamela Neu and Jim Blackwell
Seniors - Complete Capstone Project and give Presentation; Any questions about Capstone please contact Mr. Jim Blackwell at jblackwell@cakmail.org

Dear CAK Parents:

Paul asks all of us in Ephesians 6:7 to “Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men.” Likewise, CAK believes community service should create a meaningful experience of seeing God at work through the student’s service for others. Each CAK student will experience a four-year program of Biblical studies and community service. This document will summarize what is required for graduation concerning community service.

9th Grade 
The students need to do 10 hours of community service on campus, from June after 8th grade,  to August prior to their sophomore year.  Service can take place in the elementary, middle and high school campuses, and hours can be earned by serving numerous after-school events like Curriculum Night, Welcome Dinners, Fine Arts, summer camps, athletic events, etc. Students should look for ways to serve and check this website and RenWeb for announcements.

10th Grade 
Sophomores need to do 10 hours of community service off campus from June after 9th grade to August prior to 11th grade. Service can be for any ministry that serves others, including hospitals, nursing homes, inner-city, faith based ministries, or other charitable organizations.  While helping elderly relatives or neighbors is a very good thing and should be done, it is not what would be considered off-campus ministries.  If you have a question, please contact Mrs. Fentress at dfentress@cakmail.org.

11th Grade 
For the junior class, the students will receive instruction and periodic mentoring for their Capstone Project.
Capstone is a service project each student will create, plan, and implement between the winters of their junior and senior year. They will be asked to structure their projects to their own spiritual gifts and abilities.

The Capstone Project is similar to an Eagle Scout project in its scope and scale. It is best to use an example to explain. If a student has the gift of compassion and working with underprivileged people, they might want to hold a Knoxville Winter Coat Drive. Here is a quick snapshot of the steps involved in the Capstone Project.

  1. Research and talk with experts in the Knoxville area to gain insight and practical suggestions on how to be successful
     
  2. Find an additional mentor specific to the project to assist the student
     
  3. Write a small research paper and detailed initial plan
     
  4. Get approval
     
  5. Schedule and implement the plan
     
  6. Write a concluding paper and give a professional presentation

12th Grade 
Completion of the Capstone Project is the community service requirement for seniors. They will be expected to give a professional presentation of their project to a small group of administrators, parents and students during one of the presentation dates offered to them during senior year.

Closing Thoughts
We strongly encourage voluntary service at any time and for any ministry even if that service is outside the school requirements – we certainly embrace this in our Christian walk. We urge all students and families to pursue service opportunities that complement the way the Lord has gifted them. This additional service should be documented by the student to be included in college applications and not turned into CAK.

We are very pleased with the early presentations and results of the Capstone Project. The goals are numerous: to give CAK students the opportunity to live what they are learning in the teachings of Christ, to allow them to use their gifts in a profound way, to have a life-changing experience, to prepare them for the real world, to allow them to see Christ in themselves – we see this as a culmination of the educational experience at CAK.

Jesus called us to love and serve others – this is what embodies the servant leader. As a student progresses from 9th to 10th grade, they will experience service on our campus and then in the greater Knoxville area. TheCapstone Project allows them to go deeper into their passion for service in a particular area.

We appreciate your support of the experience at CAK.

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Rosie Abrams Abrams, Rosie Spanish
Sara Baker Baker, Sara English HS Faculty
Lois Barto Barto, Lois Elementary Music K-2 ES Faculty
Susan Beaumont Beaumont, Susan Elementary Art ES Faculty
Christa Bennett Bennett, Christa teacher HS Faculty
Laura Berube Berube, Laura English HS Faculty
Jim Blackwell Blackwell, Jim Warrior Network HS Faculty
Mindy Blankenship Blankenship, Mindy 1st Grade ES Faculty
Randy Bosma Bosma, Randy Technology/Photography HS Faculty, Technology
Stacey Bristow Bristow, Stacey Director of Admissions Advancement 865-690-4721
Amy Brock Brock, Amy HS Music HS Faculty
Rita Burns Burns, Rita Spanish MS Faculty
Mike Butcher Butcher, Mike Math
Denise Campbell Campbell, Denise MS Receptionist Staff 865-690-4721
Daniel Carter Carter, Daniel Maintenance Facilities
Laurel Clothier Clothier, Laurel 1st Grade ES Faculty
Craig Collier Collier, Craig Director of Development Advancement 865-690-4721
Jessica Counts Counts, Jessica Spanish ES Faculty
Kaylah Cutshaw Cutshaw, Kaylah 7th Grade Science MS Faculty
Glen Davenport Davenport, Glen 8th Grade Bible MS Faculty 8656221050
Melissa Davenport Davenport, Melissa 6th Grade History MS Faculty 8656221616
Bonney Daves Daves, Bonney Math HS Faculty
Carrie Davis Davis, Carrie Athletics Administrative Assistant Athletics 865-690-4721
Amanda Day Day, Amanda 4th Grade ES Faculty
Jon Day Day, Jon Assistant Director of Technology/MS Technology Technology 865-690-4721
Cyndi Dodson Dodson, Cyndi HS Receptionist Staff 865-690-4721
Sherry Earl Earl, Sherry Middle School Assistant Principal Administration 865-690-4721
John East East, John Director of Athletics Athletics 865-690-4721
Elizabeth Eichholtz Eichholtz, Elizabeth Kindergarten ES Faculty
Keli Eichholtz Eichholtz, Keli Kindergarten ES Faculty
Ried Estus Estus, Ried High School Assistant Principal Administration 865-690-4721
Kimberly Fanning Fanning, Kimberly 2nd Grade ES Faculty
Dixie Fentress Fentress, Dixie HS Administrative Assistant Staff 865-690-4721
Jaime Fierley Fierley, Jaime 7th Grade Bible MS Faculty
Todd Fife Fife, Todd Middle School Librarian Library
Peggy Filyaw Filyaw, Peggy Middle School Music MS Faculty 865-690-4721
Melissa Flanagan Flanagan, Melissa Elementary Music 3-5 ES Faculty
Rhonda Friar Friar, Rhonda Physical Education Learning Center, MS Faculty 865-690-4721
Richard Fulford Fulford, Richard Middle School Principal Administration 865-690-4721
Elaine Gates Gates, Elaine AP Art HS Faculty
Lenore Gooden Gooden, Lenore 8th Grade English MS Faculty
Charlie Goodman Goodman, Charlie Spanish
Sharon Goodman Goodman, Sharon 7th Grade English MS Faculty
6th Grade Grade, 6th
Cindy Harpending Harpending, Cindy ES Administrative Assistant Staff 865-690-4721
Diana Holden Holden, Diana Director of Libraries/HS Librarian Library 865-690-4721
Larry Holden Holden, Larry Teacher/History HS Faculty 865-690-4751
Caitlin Hollifield Hollifield, Caitlin Assistant Director of Athletics Athletics, HS Faculty 865-690-4721
Adam Hotchkiss Hotchkiss, Adam Director of Technology Technology 865-690-4721
Lindsey Houbre Houbre, Lindsey English HS Faculty
Barbara Houser Houser, Barbara Administrative Assistant Counseling 865-690-4721
Leigh Howell Howell, Leigh ES Receptionist Staff 865-690-4721
Amy Hunt Hunt, Amy 5th Grade ES Faculty
Kim Jenkins Jenkins, Kim 3rd Grade ES Faculty
Shelly Jost Jost, Shelly Academic Enrichment Learning Center
Kelly Kennedy Kennedy, Kelly Elementary Principal Administration 865-690-4721
Pamela Kilburn Kilburn, Pamela High School Counselor Counseling 865-690-4721
Shande King King, Shande Math/French HS Faculty
Angel Knight Knight, Angel Accounts Payable Business Office 865-690-4721
Niki Kurusu Kurusu, Niki Kindergarten ES Faculty
Jeannine Linn Linn, Jeannine Math HS Faculty
James Logan Logan, James 6th Grade Bible MS Faculty
Amy Loope Loope, Amy 4-year-olds PreSchool
Jennifer Lukens Lukens, Jennifer 2nd Grade ES Faculty
Colleen Manrod Manrod, Colleen 4th Grade ES Faculty
Jeremy Margene Margene, Jeremy 8th Grade History MS Faculty
Amanda McCamey McCamey, Amanda 2nd Grade Teacher ES Faculty
Lynn Metler Metler, Lynn Executive Assistant to Head of School Staff 865-690-4721
Melanie Miller Miller, Melanie Director of PreK PreSchool 865-690-4721
LeeAnne Mischler Mischler, LeeAnne Administrative Assistant 690-4721
Karen Moore Moore, Karen Science HS Faculty
Nancy Moore Moore, Nancy Director of School Counseling Counseling 865-690-4721
Margaret Moran Moran, Margaret High School Art HS Faculty
Tara Morris Morris, Tara Human Resources Business Office 865-690-4721
Beth Mozingo Mozingo, Beth Family Billing Business Office 865-690-4721
Travis Mozingo Mozingo, Travis Bible HS Faculty
Danny Mull Mull, Danny Band Director ES Faculty, HS Faculty, MS Faculty
Gloria Murff Murff, Gloria French HS Faculty
Angela Murray Murray, Angela Medical Director Medical 865-690-4721
Angie Mynatt Mynatt, Angie 7th Grade History MS Faculty
Erika Nazerias Nazerias, Erika Elementary Clinic Coordinator Medical 865-690-4721
Bob Neu Neu, Bob Head of School Administration 865-690-4721
Pamela Neu Neu, Pamela Bible HS Faculty
Sue Novikoff Novikoff, Sue Math HS Faculty
Sam Ostransky Ostransky, Sam Bible HS Faculty
Stephen Otis Otis, Stephen Bible HS Faculty
Anne Park Park, Anne Physical Education MS Faculty
Nancy Parrott Parrott, Nancy Learning Center Director Learning Center 865-690-4721
Gwynn Pearman Pearman, Gwynn 6th Grade Math MS Faculty
Kelley Perkins Perkins, Kelley 1st Grade ES Faculty
Dan Perryman Perryman, Dan History HS Faculty
Tommy Pharr Pharr, Tommy Fields Supervisor Athletics
Justin Phillips Phillips, Justin Bible HS Faculty
Ashley Pittman Pittman, Ashley 6th Grade Science MS Faculty
Jana Poland Poland, Jana 3rd Grade ES Faculty
Camy Pollard Pollard, Camy Science HS Faculty
Kristine Ponten Ponten, Kristine Elementary Learning Center Coordinator Learning Center 865-690-4721
Shelly Powers Powers, Shelly Homeschool Assistant Homeschool 865-690-4721
Joanna Presley Presley, Joanna 8th Grade Math MS Faculty
Mark Reeves Reeves, Mark Science HS Faculty
Wanda Reynolds Reynolds, Wanda MS Administrative Assistant Staff 865-690-4721
Amy Richardson Richardson, Amy Physical Education ES Faculty
Colin Roberts Roberts, Colin English HS Faculty
Rebecca Roberts Roberts, Rebecca 8th Grade Science MS Faculty
Lou-Ann Rogers Rogers, Lou-Ann English HS Faculty
Monica Rogers Rogers, Monica Director of Special Events and Alumni Affairs Advancement 865-690-4721
Jennifer Romines Romines, Jennifer Facilities Facilities 8654401729
Leslie Row Row, Leslie Homeschool Assistant Homeschool 865-690-4721
Martha Rudder Rudder, Martha Elementary Reading Specialist K-2 Learning Center
Pam Schorsch Schorsch, Pam Elementary Math Specialist Learning Center
Kellie Sexton Sexton, Kellie 6th Grade English MS Faculty
Andrew Sharpe Sharpe, Andrew Spanish HS Faculty
Carol Shipley Shipley, Carol Pre-First ES Faculty
Lisa Siard Siard, Lisa Science HS Faculty
Vicki Smith Smith, Vicki 3rd Grade ES Faculty
Donald Snider Snider, Donald Assistant Head of School/High School Principal Administration 865-690-4721
Bobbye Stanfield Stanfield, Bobbye Middle School Counselor Counseling 865-690-4721
Susan Stanford Stanford, Susan Bible HS Faculty
Lee Ann Starnes Starnes, Lee Ann 7th Grade Math MS Faculty
Julie Steimer Steimer, Julie Math HS Faculty
Joy Sutton Sutton, Joy High School Learning Center Coordinator Learning Center 865-690-4721
Debbie Taylor Taylor, Debbie 5th Grade ES Faculty
Charli Thomas Thomas, Charli French MS Faculty
Jessica Thomas Thomas, Jessica Elementary Assistant Principal Administration 865-690-4721
Melissa Tindell Tindell, Melissa Director of Communications Advancement 865-690-4721
Roger Toler Toler, Roger Wellness/Business HS Faculty
Adrienne Toro Toro, Adrienne Elementary Librarian Library 865-690-4721
Karen Townley Townley, Karen 4th Grade ES Faculty
Kim Townley Townley, Kim 2nd Grade ES Faculty
Sarah Traylor Traylor, Sarah Science HS Faculty
Shannon Troutt Troutt, Shannon 3-year-olds PreSchool
Susan Tucker Tucker, Susan Academic Enrichment Learning Center
Jennifer Vals Vals, Jennifer Homeschool Director Homeschool 865-690-4721
Angela Wampler Wampler, Angela Middle School Art MS Faculty
Sarah Warren Warren, Sarah Elementary Technology Technology
Krista Webb Webb, Krista Director of Finance and Operations Business Office 865-690-4721
Shane Wells Wells, Shane Physical Education ES Faculty
Sandra Welshan Welshan, Sandra 5th Grade ES Faculty
Michael Westover Westover, Michael Director of Facilities Facilities 865-690-4721
Julian Williams Williams, Julian IT Manager Technology 865-690-4721
Kevin Winslett Winslett, Kevin History HS Faculty
Tyler Woodruff Woodruff, Tyler Physical Education MS Faculty
Bill Young Young, Bill Math HS Faculty