Royal Review - Spring 2014 issue


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Spring Issue March 2014 In this issue Technology Tips P.2 Sports Spectrum P.2 Preschool P.5 Follow TFCARoyals on Social Media! Celebrating success Carrie Beth Tigges, Assistant Principal I am so delighted with our students and their continued progress both in and out of the classroom. This year’s X-treme week for MS/HS students was a HUGE success! I hope your elementary students enjoyed our “Drop Everything and ______” week. We prayed, danced, exercised, read and then had a movie treat complete with fresh popped popcorn! We are extremely blessed with faculty and staff who are willing to go the extra mile for our students! Here are some highlights of important dates/events. Scheduling for 2014-15: We will begin meeting individually with MS/HS students the last week of March to do their individual schedules for next school year. Students will determine if they wish to sign up for AP/Honors/Regular courses as well as electives and core classes. Copies of schedules will be sent home to parents. If you wish to send preferences or input prior to my meeting with your student, please feel free to email me! Teachers will be providing guidelines for AP and Honors courses prior to scheduling meetings. I will post them on our web page for you to read through and determine the best fit with your student prior to our individual meeting. I will start with rising Seniors and work my way down to the incoming 6th graders. Students will leave school this spring knowing their teachers and courses for next fall! Article continues on Page 4 1


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Sports Spectrum Paul Sims, Athletic Director And a good day to you Royal fans! Our winter sports have finished their exciting seasons and we are looking forward to our spring sports programs. Here are some highlights from the past few months… This is the second year for our MS Dance Team and the first year for Coach Emily Goodwin. The ladies have performed at pep rallies and home and away basketball games! “Having the opportunity to serve as dance coach for the TFCA Dance Team has been such a blessing. I am so proud to see these beautiful young ladies extending their love for Jesus Christ into everything that they do, including dance. All my girls on the team were very dedicated and worked very hard throughout the season. As a coach it is always rewarding to see your team develop and flourish in whatever that they do. I wish them all the best.” --Emily Goodwin, Dance Team Head Coach It was great to see our MS Lady Royals in action on the basketball court. Thank you girls and first year coach, Billy James. “The MS girls’ basketball team improved tremendously throughout the season. They quickly learned the importance of paying attention, working hard and doing the drills correctly. I was extremely proud of their positive attitudes and eagerness to learn and develop their skills…” Article continues next page. Technology tips Ashlie Cox, IT Manager Apple products are all the rage right now. You may have heard of these devices: iPad, iPod, MacBook, iMac, iPhone. I am betting that you or your child has at least one of these devices. Apple products are wonderful and can serve as an educational tool but as with all of technology, there are risks. To change a rating level of TV Shows, Movies, and Games choose a rating level from With any of these devices you can: the pop-up menu.  access unsuitable video or website Click the lock icon to prevent users from content making changes.  purchase in-game or in-app apps that are linked to an iTunes account Type your administrator password in the resulting dialog, then click OK (You'll need to and/or credit card know the administrator's account name and  compromise security password). Fortunately, there are measures you can Click OK to close iTunes preferences and take to make sure your child is safe. Ap- have your changes take effect. ple has parental controls that you can If you want to make changes to your reset that are password protected. strictions, open iTunes preferences, click the From iTunes: Parental tab, click the lock icon, and enter your administrator password in the resulting iTunes has parental controls in iTunes dialog to unlock the parental conPreferences that allow you to set content restrictions. For example, you can restrict explicit content from displaying in the iTunes Store. You can also disable podcasts, radio content, the iTunes Store, and shared music so that these items don't appear on the left side of the iTunes window. Setting Parental Controls To set parental controls on your computer, follow these steps:: In iTunes, open iTunes preferences. Mac users: From the iTunes menu, choose Preferences. Windows users: On the Edit menu, click Preferences. Click the Parental tab. Select the checkbox next to any item you wish to disable or restrict. There are measures you can take to make sure your child is safe. trols. You can then make any desired changes. On iPhone or iPad: Tap Settings > General. Tap Restrictions. Tap Enable Restrictions and enter a passcode. The passcode will be required to make changes to these settings or to disable Restrictions. Note: If you lose or forget a restriction passcode, you will need to perform a factory restore to remove it. 2 2


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Sports spectrum Continued from Page 2 Paul Sims, Athletic Director “...May God receive all the glory for the wins and losses. He blessed the team and he is the reason we play basketball- ALL FOR HIM!” -Billy James, MS Girls’ Basketball Coach The MS6 boys’ basketball team was coached by Greg Goins, head coach, and Don Farley, assistant coach. Coach Farley shares, “The 6th grade Royals finished with a 9-4 mark as the season was shortened by several weather-related cancellations. Season highlights included a rousing double overtime victory at Cornerstone and an equally thrilling come -from-behind win in the rematch at TFCA. Despite a disappointing upset loss to Trinity in the league tournament, this season represented a major step forward and big things are expected from this group moving forward.” We had such a great response from 5th grade boys that we added a 5th grade team coached by Todd Lester and Michael Hillyer. This team played games in the Frankfort YMCA league on Saturdays, plus local public school teams. “This team is one of the most fun teams to coach I have ever had” said Coach Paul Sims of his MS78 boys’ basketball team. “What this team lacked in experience and size was overshadowed by their determination and attentiveness to improve every single day on the court. I looked forward to seeing these young boys and working with them in practice.” The MS78 boys season ended with a great showing at the Good Shepherd Tournament, where the team took 3rd place! Congrats Royals! You could say that the high school boys’ basketball team finished their season strong but that word would not be enough to describe the year. “The strength of schedule was a hearty challenge for the Royals but these group of 15 young men hung tough and continued to battle their way through the year. The Varsity and Junior Varsity boys teams ended the season, gaining confidence and momentum as we entered the K.C.S.A.A. Tournament. Four hard-fought victories later and the Royals won the first State basketball title in school history – Class 2A Champions of the K.C.S.A.A! Special congratulations goes to three Royals named to the all tournament team, Cole Blanford, Fr., Josh Rosquist, Fr., and Daniel Cravens, Jr. Daniel was named the M.V.P. of the tournament for Class 2A boys. Daniel made the North Region all -star team which competed against the other regions’ All -Star teams. The TFCA Archery Team had a great tournament at Western Hills High School. TFCA Elementary Team scored their highest score with a score of 2608! Congratulations to the four individuals that medaled in the Elementary Division in their Grade Rank: Carson Marshall scored a finishing 3rd in 5th Grade Boys; Seth Carr scored 244 finishing 4th in 4th Grade Boys; Emilee McCann scored 236, finishing 2nd in 4th Grade Girls; and Sophia Booze 225, finishing 3rd in 4th Grade Girls. Carson Marshall becomes eligible for the State tournament in April. The TFCA Archery Team will be participating in a Archery tournament at the Twenhofel Middle School in Independence, Ky., on Saturday, March 29th. Spring sports are about to begin with Archery [continuing], golf, and soccer. We are thrilled to be starting a HS baseball team this spring with Patrick Barbour named as head coach and John Cravens as assistant coach. The team is practicing and will play all of their home games at KSU. John Weldy, our new Assistant Athletic Director, is working with conditioning and scheduling for the team. We look forward to seeing the baseball Royals in action. A great, big thank you to all our coaches and their families. The sacrifice of time, energy, money, and compassion for the kids on their teams is greatly appreciated by players, parents and the athletic administration. And thank you moms and dads, families and supporters of the TFCA teams this year. We could never do all this without you! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Matthew 5:16 “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Go Royals! 3 3


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Continued from Page 1 Academic Achievements this Winter: We are SO proud of our students! Our Middle School Academic Team competed in the Governor’s Cup competition Business choice partners Thank you to our Business Choice Partners for their support of our school! When looking to purchase a product or service, remember our Business Choice Partners! February 18 at the ACSI Art Show. Bluegrass Cardiology Consultants We had six students received the H.G. Mays Corporation in January. We had two students Superior ribbon (highest award in Art’s Electric advance to Region in three subjects: each category) and we had one Bobby Casey Lawncare Paul Portmann and Holt Hammons. student, Clara Gross, receive Best Capital City Christian Church Our Elementary Academic Team Harrod & Associates, P.S.C. in Show for her age group. just competed on March 1 in the disStockton Mortgage Corporation We had 40 students in 3rd -8th trict tournament and we advance Capital City Rentals grade compete in the ACSI Math three students in individual events: Christian Assembly Church Olympics in February. Of those 40 CLS Screen Printing & Embroidery Delaney Wills, Kylie Adams and Dastudents, 10 of them received Community Trust Bank vid Pulliam. We have also advanced recognition: Brady Barnes , Silas Farmers Bank our Quick Recall team to Regional First Assembly of God—Frankfort competition. The members of that Hall, Clara Gross, Clark Bourne, Graviss McDonald’s Restaurants Becca Monnin, Paul Portmann, team are: Clara Gross, Delaney Bailee Dowler, Elaina Cravens, Harrod Brothers Funeral Home Wills, Kylie Adams, Morgan Quire, Hendrix Chiropractic & Wellness Center McKenna Seward, Aiden Bryan, Cait- Myriah Robinson, and Wyatt Mills. Splatter Inc. lin Wallace, William Wallace, Carter Spring Testing Week will be April Whitaker Bank Gilbert, Blake Tigges, David Pulliam, 21-25: For tips on how to help your and Jaden Anderson. student prepare for testing, please check out our school blog at There will also be test dates in SeptemWe had many students compete ber, December and next March. It is alrecently in the ACSI Spelling Bee at as we will be posting tips! ways a good practice to take the test at Whitefield Academy in Louisville. th th Kadin Jobe, Caitlin Wallace, and Au- ACT test dates: If you have a rising least once as a 9 /10 grade student. You are never penalized by how many tum Bailey all placed in the top four 10th-12th grade student, they times you take the test. in their grade division. should plan to take the ACT as We have sixteen students competing in the ACSI Speech Meet here at TFCA against four other schools on Friday, March 21. We had 29 students compete on soon as possible, especially if they wish to enroll in any dual-credit college courses next Fall. Visit for online enrollment. The next date you are able to register for now is in June. 4 4


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1349A US 421 South Frankfort, KY 40601 Admissions News Krista Dulaney, Director of School Relations & Katie Ammon, Administrative Assistant Enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year is in full swing! We are giving lots of school tours and taking many phone calls from families who are interested in TFCA. We encourage you to direct your friends and neighbors to our website for information on visiting:! Preschool Melissa Gross, Preschool Director As we end the third quarter of the school year, it is hard to believe that the school year is almost over. We have had such a great time this year, made many new friends, and learned so much. We are currently planning for our Preschool Summer Learning Adventure. This will be our second year offering a preschool program during the summer. The TFCA Preschool summer program is available to students who have been enrolled for the 2013-2014 school-year or for those students who are enrolling for the upcoming school year. Students must be at least 3 years of age and potty trained. Our preschool summer program is staffed by our preschool teachers. Each day is structured very similarly to what we do during the school year but with lots of fun games, crafts, cooking, water fun, and much more. Registration information can be found on our website. Upcoming events to remember: April 17 – Easter Party May 20 – Beach Day 9-11 a.m. May 22 – End of Year Program for Preschool 8:30 a.m. 5



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