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Here is a message from Pastor Chuck regarding the COVID-19 Protocol and Precautions for CTK:
One thing we see time and again is the continuing love and support between graduates after they have moved on from CTK. Sarah performed in a play at Harding last night and 4 of her former classmates came to support her. Just another reason we 💙💛 CTK!
Alumni Spotlight: Ryan Rogalski
Christ the King Lutheran School relies on the support of the entire CTK community to maintain a prestigious and valuable learning experience for its students. Parents play a crucial role in helping the school maintain its core values of inspiring students to be Christian leaders. One such parent who kindly shared their experience with us is Ryan Rogalski.
Ryan attended Christ the King Lutheran School from 5 th to 8 th grade. Recalling his time as a student, Ryan explained that, all the faculty he had were not only great teachers but great role models.
Ryan is both a distinguished Christ the King Lutheran School Alum and, along with his wife Ivie, a proud parent of two current CTK students, Sadie and Wyatt. Sadie is a 6 th grader who spends her afternoons at cheer practice and Wyatt, a 2 nd grader, is following in his father’s footsteps as a multi-sport athlete.
With the perspective of a former student and current parent, Ryan feels that the school continues to do a great job attracting amazing teachers. “You wouldn’t take your kids somewhere that you had a bad experience,” Ryan explains, “In that way, enrolling my kids was the ultimate endorsement of the quality of the education.” Ryan thanks Christ the King Lutheran School for being an integral part of Sadie and Wyatt’s love for learning.
Ryan confesses that it is “hard to quantify” that special quality that Christ the King possesses. He notes that the quality and diversity of the families at Christ the King Lutheran School are second to none. Ryan confesses he would be happy to let any of the people from Christ the King into his home, it makes school seem like a “family affair.”
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SPOTLIGHT: JEANETTE KEATH
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Jeanette is a lifelong Memphian and has deep connections with Christ the King Lutheran School. She is currently in the midst of her 26th year at CTK. Before she began teaching, Jeanette sent her children to CTK school where they attended from kindergarten through 8th grade. Jeanette was drawn to teaching because she is a people person and realized that teaching “is the job that God wanted me to do.” Jeanette explained that after being introduced to the CTK community she was hooked, “Christ the King,” She explained, “is a place you want to stay.”
At the school, Jeanette teaches the three-year old preschoolers where she uses a play-based learning curriculum and says that “Preschool children need to explore and move around as they learn.” Her Christ-centered curriculum is designed to teach her students leadership, independence, and social skills, and wants her students to realize, “they can grow up to be anything they want to be”.
Jeanette wants others to know that Christ the King Lutheran School is a wonderful place for their child to receive a great education, because it is a place where teachers care, not just about every child in their class, but every family as well. “CTK is all about family!”
We are planning to Spotlight Christ the King Alumni in the coming weeks and we want you to be part of it! Click the link below to fill out our Alumni Directory. Share with your friends that are also CTK Alumni!
ctkschool.com Christ the King Lutheran School serves children 18 months-8th grade and is located in Memphis, TN.
SPOTLIGHT: KARA HARBIN - Kara is the first of our Staff Spotlight series, where we celebrate the amazing contributions our Christ the King Lutheran School staff members make to our children and our community.
Kara’s family has strong Lutheran roots. Her father is a Lutheran pastor. She attended a Lutheran school from grades 1-9 at which time her father’s work brought her to Memphis from Houston, Texas. She completed high school at Collierville High School. After high school, Kara attended Concordia University where she majored in English. For CTK, Kara teaches Grammar, Literature, and Religion in the Middle School. She also coaches 4th-6th grade girls basketball, helps assemble the yearbook, and creates newsletters for the school.
This is Kara’s first year working at CTK Lutheran School. She said she was drawn to CTK because she loved the family feel and the strong sense of community.
When asked why she became a teacher, Kara explained that she loves helping people. She loves getting her students to that “lightbulb moment”. Kara has known that she was going to teach ever since 2nd grade! She said that she was inspired by her 2nd grade teacher who brought the same kind of passion and enthusiasm for her student’s learning that she teaches with now. She keeps her students engaged by surprising them with hands on activities and pushes her students by letting them try things for themselves. Kara wants CTK to know that she is “committed to being a lifelong learner” and wants to lead her students by example.
On behalf of the CTK Lutheran School family, thank you Kara Harbin!
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So proud of our Kingsmen! What a weekend for CTK basketball! 3rd-4th grade boys won Friday night and Saturday games! Girls basketball, 1st grade boys won today, and 4th- 6th won their hard fought game also! Congratulations CTK teams!
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Royal Ball Under the Sea - Join us for Christ the King's annual Father Daughter Dance. Click here for more information. http://edl.io/n1155740
Val-o-Grams for Sale - Don't forget to support the 7/8th grade trip to Washington, DC by purchasing a Val-o-Gram for your friend, teacher, child, coach, parent, or Pastor! Just $5 each! http://edl.io/n1155692
Intentionally Christ-Centered Education
Can you spot the difference?
Do y’all remember helping your teachers make these?
Turn around in church tomorrow and see the beautiful banners made for each and every class by Mrs. Cissy Welch! They are a stunning beginning to Celebrate CTK Week and such a labor of LOVE! Thank you Mrs. Welch for carrying on the tradition!
Performed by Lost & Found, the song covers topics such as how Luther’s beliefs differed from the Catholic Church’s, the influential people and notable events that marked the Reformation, and the role of Gutenberg’s printing press. http://edl.io/n1107965
Looking to the future
Pastor Chuck is pretty excited about the idea of a new, high-tech Fellowship Hall!
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On Cyber Monday and the other 30 days until Christmas, be sure to start with Smile.Amazon.com and choose Christ the King Lutheran Church, Memphis as your charity! You shop. Amazon gives to CTK.
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Did you know it's 41 days until Christmas? As you shop, remember to use Amazon Smile and choose Christ the King Lutheran Church, Memphis as the charity. You shop. Amazon gives to CTK!
Don't forget to bid on this Ultimate CTK Athletics Fan basket tomorrow at the Carnival! There will also be a Grizzlies basket and other awesome auction items for you to check out!
Where are they now??? CTK class of 1977. I spy a cake lady! Tag your friends!
Where are they now??? CTK class of 1980. We know one is now Principal of CTK! Tag your friends!
Where are they now?? CTK Class of 1984! Tag yourself and your friends.
CTK Alumni Picnic coming up this JUNE!
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Where are they now??? We found this amazing group while looking through the 8th grade graduates in the 1997 Cross and Crown yearbook. Tag your friends!!
It's not too late to join the CTK Bowling League, starting this Friday, Jan. 6, at Billy Hardwick's All Star Lanes! Follow the link to sign up, or contact Wes Boston ([email protected]) for more information. The more, the merrier!
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