News

2022

  • November

    Candlelight Christmas Dinner

    The annual Candlelight Christmas Dinner will take place on December 6, 2022, at 6:30 pm. This special night is filled with beautiful music from our high school concert choir and the Spirit of Praise Ensemble! Guests will also enjoy a candlelight dinner. Click HERE to get your tickets today!
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  • First Sunday in Advent- Hope

    Today is the first Sunday of Advent. Advent takes place during the four weeks before Christmas each year and is a celebration of the coming of Jesus Christ. The word Advent means the arrival or coming of an important person. Our hope belongs in the promise and character of God. He sent his Son. He is sending His Son again. May this advent season be one of joy and meaning as we put our HOPE and faith in Jesus Christ, who was, and is, and is to come. If you are looking for Advent resources and devotions, click HERE for ways to teach your children of the meaning and purpose of Advent.
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  • CAK Wins Best of the Best!

    Christa Margene
    Thank you to all who voted for CAK in the City View Magazine Best of the Best 2022. This is the fifth year in a row that CAK has won 1st Place Christian School! This year we also won in several other categories. Congratulations to Coach Hannah Logan (1st place- MS Coach) and, Coach Travis Mozingo (2nd place- HS Coach). Thank you for representing CAK Athletics so well. Way to go, Warriors!
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  • September

    Jr. Praise Performs at the Congressional Medal of Honor Ceremony!

    Christa Margene
    Congratulations to the Junior Praise members who represented CAK so well at the Congressional Medal of Honor ceremony on Wednesday, September 7th! Students had an early morning, leaving the Campus Center at 6:30 am. They were able to watch black hawk helicopters land and were greeted by military escorts at the Convention center. Students were able to meet and talk with a medal of honor recipient who lost a limb in the line of duty. They were also able to meet Mayor Jacobs and Representative Burchett. They performed the National Anthem and God Bless America for a full crowd of men and women. Well done, Warriors! We are so proud of you!
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  • August

    2022 High School Retreat Highlight Video!

    John Sessoms
    Click HERE to watch the highlight video from the High School retreat! Over 500 students, parents, and staff gathered at Carolina Point for a fun-filled three days earlier this week. Great job to the Warrior Network students for this amazing video!
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  • CareCuts Drive Results!

    Christa Margene
    Congratulations to our Middle School students on winning the CareCuts competition! Senior Capstone student, Nathan Ogle, was pleased to announce that the Middle School brought in a total of 51 items during the donation drive. High School came in second with a total of 34 items and Elementary in third with a total of 15. Overall, we collected 100 items (73 pairs of shoes and 27 backpacks). More information will be shared from the Middle School regarding your victorious dress-down day! Way to go, MS Warriors!!
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  • Share Your CAK Photos with Our Community!

    Christa Margene
    Vidigami is up and running for the 2022-2023 school year! This invite-only platform is where you can upload, discover, and share photos of CAK activities with CAK families. It's only accessible to those who attend our school, so it's a great place to share memories!

    How do you get started? Watch this brief introduction VIDEO and check out the Vidigami board in the RESOURCES section of myCAK. If you are new or didn’t activate your account last year, an invitation email was sent this morning. If you don’t see it in your inbox, please check your spam folder.

    Need help? Reach out to Christa Margene at cmargene@cakmail.org for basic questions. If you are having technical issues with the platform, please reach out to support@vidigami.com
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  • CAK Promotes Christa Margene to Director of Marketing and Communications

    Christian Academy of Knoxville is pleased to announce the promotion of Christa Margene as Director of Marketing and Communications. For the past several months, Christa has been handling all of CAK’s communications and marketing needs on an interim basis. Previous to that, she served as the store manager of CAK Outfitters for three and a half years and the assistant to Julya Johnson, the former Director of Marketing and Communications, for a year and a half.
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  • CareCuts Drive for Senior Capstone

    Christa Margene
    Senior, Nathan Ogle, is holding a collection drive for CareCuts, a nonprofit organization that helps needy and homeless people in Knox County. The drive consists of one CareCuts collection bin placed in each school on campus.  Nathan is asking students and parents to drop off new or gently used shoes and/or backpacks in the bin at their individual schools between August 10th and August 19th.

    Nathan has set up a friendly competition between schools to see which one can collect the most shoes and/or backpacks. As a reward, all the students of that school will be given a dress-down day on Friday, August 26th! Good luck to each school...let the collecting begin!
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  • CAK Partners with Full Sail University

    John Sessoms
    An exciting partnership between CAK's digital media program, Warrior Network, and Full Sail University has been established!

    The digital media program at Christian Academy of Knoxville has recently been named a Full Sail University High School Partnership Program for its emphasis on creative thinking and hands-on curricula encouraging students to pursue their dreams within the entertainment, media, arts, and technology industries.
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  • Fall Sports Pre-Orders now Online!

    Christa Margene
    Fall Sports pre-order items are now online! Visit www.cakoutfitters.com to view options and place your order. Ordering will be open until August 18th. You can order a short-sleeved shirt, long-sleeved shirt, crew sweatshirt, or hoodie. Fall sports include Football, Dance, Cheer, Cross Country, Volleyball, Golf, and Soccer. These items will not be available for purchase in-store at CAK Outfitters. If you have any questions, please email cakoutfitters@cakmail.org.
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  • WPA Chalk Walk

    Christa Margene
    Everyone is invited to join the WPA for the annual Chalk and Prayer Walk! We'll meet at the Campus Center at 5:30 pm on Monday, August 8, 2022.
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  • July

    CAK Announces Travis Haynes as MS Assistant Principal

    Christa Margene
    CAK is pleased to announce Travis Haynes as our new Middle School Assistant Principal.

    Mr. Haynes comes to CAK with over 20 years of varied educational experiences as a mathematics teacher and administrator. His experience in mathematics education, technology integration, and mentoring other educators will bring value to our middle school. What struck us most about Travis was his love for Jesus and people.

    When asked about why he was interested in CAK, he stated, “When I met with the CAK teachers and leadership team, I was energized by their love for Jesus and students. They have a deep desire to proclaim the Gospel in a rigorous academic setting, to build up each student's armor of God so that they are prepared for future challenges. I am extremely excited to be a part of the CAK team and can't wait to meet our families."

    Travis and his family moved to East Tennessee last July from southern California. Travis is pictured with his wife, Shelli, and his daughters, Megan and Mandy. Their oldest daughter, Megan, just graduated from Gordon College near Boston and their youngest daughter, Mandy, attends Union University in Jackson, TN. They attend Praise Lutheran in Maryville.
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  • Vote for CAK!

    Christa Margene
    Vote for CAK as the Best Christian School in Knoxville! Head to www.bestof.cityviewmag.com and sign in or create a new account. **Be sure to click the “Vote” button under the nominee list to ensure your vote registers before exiting each category page. Each voter must vote in at least 35 different categories for the vote to count. Voting ends on July 31st! Share with family and friends and let's keep CAK as the Best Christian School in Knoxville! You can also vote for CAK in Best Elementary, Middle, and High school!
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  • June

    Summer Time Bible Studies

    Christa Margene
    Looking for a summertime Bible study for you or your teenager? Right Now Media has more than 20,000 streaming bible study videos. You can also choose from more than 2,000 wholesome & educational videos for your kiddos! CAK families get free access to all content. Scan the QR code or text CAK to 49775 to register. Happy studies!
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  • 6th Grade Water Walk Video

    Christa Margene
    We are so proud of our 6th graders for their hard work on The Water Walk! We are excited to share that they met and surpassed their fundraising goal for this year and will be able to provide Entashata Primary School with a borehole well! This will enable children access to clean, reliable water, as well as being able to attend school. Way to go, Warriors! Click the link to view the video https://youtu.be/ydt7JCVHU7s
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  • May

    Mr. DeBusk Wins Teacher of the Month!

    Christa Margene
    Congratulations to 7th grade Science teacher, Clark DeBusk! He won teacher of the month from B97.5. He was nominated by one of his students, Averie Slowik, who said "Mr. DeBusk is kind and makes science fun". Clark received a school visit from the B morning show with Ashley, Roger, and Michele. Plus, Buzzbee had some fun prizes for Mr. DeBusk, Averie, and the entire classroom!
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  • Nominate CAK for Best Private School!

    Christa Margene
    Nominations open now - May 24th
    Help CAK remain the Best of Knoxville private school champion for 2022! Nominations are being accepted from now until May 24th for Best Private School in the Knoxville News Sentinel Community Choice Awards.
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  • Five CAK Athletes Sign to Play at Collegiate Level

    Christa Margene
    Congratulations to five of CAK's outstanding student-athletes who signed on Friday, April 29th, to play on the collegiate level!
    • Courtlyn Walsh signed to play tennis at Maryville College
    • Kara Halouma signed to play lacrosse at Mars Hill University
    • Ethan Fulford signed to run track & field at East Tennessee State University
    • Weston Parker signed to play soccer at Carson Newman University
    • Simon Tesh signed to play baseball at Belmont University.

    Go Warriors!
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  • March

    CAK Announces Class of 2022 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

    Julya Johnson
    Christian Academy of Knoxville is proud to announce that the Class of 2022 Valedictorian is Mr. Noah Oaks and the Salutatorian is Mr. Matthew Newton. Learn more about these outstanding students below: 
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  • February

    From left to right: Shelly Jost, campaign faculty/staff chair; Paul Brady, campaign co-chair, Kathy Payne, campaign co-chair; Warren Payne, campaign co-chair (not pictured); Jennifer Brady, campaign co-chair, Will Ferguson, honorary campaign chair; Steffanie Speck, CAK Board of Trustees president; Rich Fulford, CAK head of school

    CAK Announces Momentous Capital Campaign

    Julya Johnson
    KNOXVILLE, TN – Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) launched a capital campaign in the fall of 2020 to initiate campus and academic improvements. To date, the school has raised $6,895,403 which is above the initial goal of $6,840,000.
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  • CAK Promotes Krista Webb to Chief Financial Officer 

    Julya Johnson
    Christian Academy of Knoxville is excited to announce the promotion of Krista Webb to Chief Financial Officer. Krista has been CAK’s Director of Finance and Business Operations for the past eight years. 
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  • CAK Announces Brian Lawhorn as Chief Administrative Officer

    Julya Johnson
    For Immediate Release, January 2, 2022
    Knoxville TN - Christian Academy of Knoxville is excited to welcome Brian Lawhorn as our new Chief Administrative Officer. Brian will be replacing Terry Gibson who will be retiring in the spring after years of faithful service both as our CAO and as a former member of the Board of Trustees.


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  • January

    CAK Earns AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

    Julya Johnson
    CAK has earned the College Board's AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for expanding young women's access to AP Computer Science Principles! This award acknowledges schools for their work toward equal gender representation during the 2020-2021 school year. By working to diversify computer science education, CAK is preparing all of our students for the high-paying, in-demand jobs of the future and giving them the opportunity to help solve some of society's most challenging problems. 
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  • Warrior Network Named to NFHS Founders Club

    Julya Johnson
    Christian Academy of Knoxville's Warrior Network, a student-led broadcasting team, has been named to the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Network's Founders Club! This is a big honor as CAK is among only 50 schools nation-wide to be named to the NFHS Founder's Club, which acknowledges the Warrior Network's impact on NFHS streaming over one million events since its inception in 2008. 
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