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A New School Year Message
Dear TKA Families,
School is right around the corner. This week is our staff work week as well as a time for students to pick up their textbooks. The summer is essentially over and, depending on your viewpoint (parents can't wait for school to start while kids want to enjoy a few more weeks of late mornings), that may be either good or bad news.
While you and your family have been enjoying your summer vacation, TKA staff have been very busy preparing for another school year. This past week, we held our new staff orientation, and I am so pleased to announce to you the newest members of TKA's team. We believe God has brought each one of them here to minister to your students, fulfilling the mission of academic excellence and building enduring relationships. In fact, as we hire new staff members, we strive to find individuals who believe in, and have been actively involved in, relational ministry. Here is a link to bios for our new staff and faculty.
This year, we are continuing with our theme of Creating Excellence. Over the summer, we held our first ever "Paint with the Principals," and it was a huge success. Over 40 parents and students helped us to repaint the A, C, and E wings. Along with our facilities crew, who repainted overhangs, the W, many classrooms, and refinished all of the outdoor benches, our campus has never looked better. We finished the week with pizza for all of the volunteers. I hope many of you will plan to join us for another parent/student/staff workday in the future as we build pride in the wonderful campus God has provided to us.
Creating Excellence will also be the theme for our Knights Annual Fund campaign this year. God recently blessed us with the installation of 550 new seats in the Cabot Theater. It is going to enhance the experience for our students during chapel and for those attending our visual and performing arts programs. Look for more updates this coming fall on some of our new projects for this year as we continue to improve the quality of the campus. (Mr. Matt Nisbet, our Operations Director, recently sent out an email that listed many of the upgrades to our campus this past summer.)
Our spiritual life theme this year, Authentic Faith, is taken from Hebrews 11. As we study the lives of the heroes of the faith in Hebrews, we realize that authentic faith in Christ does not demand perfection; Christ is our perfection. Authentic faith asks for a wholehearted devotion and determination to follow after Christ.
As we kick off the new school year, please join me in praying for our staff and our students. The Lord has given us a wonderful opportunity to minister to over 940 students and families. We do not take this responsibility lightly. I hope you enjoy this last week of the summer holidays, but feel free to stop in and see me for a personal tour of all the things God is doing on our campus.
Head of School
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