If you just closed your eyes, it was like life had returned to “normal” as students returned to the TKA campus on October 26. Car doors closing in the drop offline, the sound of rolling backpacks, conversation and laughter between students. But with open eyes, the reality of the return was stark. Masked faces, zip-tied lockers, directional arrows guiding your path, signs reminding us to keep a 6’ distance between peers, new handwashing stations, closed service windows of the Knight’s Café, some classrooms with as few as 2 or 3 students sitting at the desks.
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Reflections by the People of TKA
These reflections come from students, staff, alumni and parents. If you would like to have a submission considered for this blog, please contact Kriss Hayward, Director of Marketing & Communications.
While we were considering The Kings Academy, one of my co-workers sat down with me to share the great experience that he and his son had with the school. He knew that a faith-centered school that offered an inclusive and diverse student body with a focus on academic excellence and track record was important to my wife and me. We are so grateful for his recommendation because The Kings Academy has exceeded our expectations.
In 11th grade U.S. History, Ms. Rychen gave her students a "Choice Board" with nine different opportunities for researching the Civil War. Although there were no musical options, Denzel Chin asked if he could create his own song (a rap) explaining the Civil War, including key battles and people.
In 2017, I launched a club at TKA known as United2Care to help spread hand sanitation awareness to rural communities around the world. So far, we've done several projects in India and Kenya, spreading our message and have grown to be a 501(c)3 nonprofit.