May 10, 2016


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Dear Parents,

There are only a handful of days left in this school year, and there is a whirlwind of events here at Christ the King School. There are always wonderful activities going on at our school, but I think many of them go unnoticed by most people. I know I shouldn’t brag, but there are so many people here who work so hard to provide exceptional opportunities to our students, I just have to!

Each year, Mr. Andy Dombrowski, our middle school Social Studies teacher, plans our 8th grader’s Washington, D.C., trip. This is such a memorable trip for our 8th graders. Please thank Mr. Dombrowski and Mrs. Karie Boneau for seeing this trip through every year. We also thank Mr. David Gibson, Mrs. Amy Smith, and all the parent chaperones for attending the trip this year. They spent a week away from family to offer this special experience to our students.

First Holy Communion is always a special time for our 2nd grade students. Thank you to Mrs. Patty Schuette and Ms. Alison Matthews, our second grade teachers, and to all the volunteers who helped make this year’s event so very special. Mrs. Schuette and Ms. Matthews dedicate their year preparing their students for the important sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. We appreciate all they do!

Last week, Bishop John Stowe celebrated May Crowning with us. It was a beautiful Mass and a lovely celebration of our Mother Mary. Please thank our 5th grade teachers for their hard work in organizing such a wonderful blessing. After May Crowning, we headed off to the Preschool and Kindergarten Derby out in the field. It was a fun celebration of our Kentucky culture with the choir singing My Old Kentucky Home, our PreK3 and Kindergarten students sporting their derby hats, and PreK4 showing off their “ponies!” Thank you to our Preschool and Kindergarten teachers!

Spanish Cultural Day was full of learning and enjoyment; Mrs. Lesley Lopez and Mr. Casey Phillip, our Spanish teachers, did a terrific job educating our students about Hispanic culture in a fun and entertaining way. Mother’s Day Mass is a tradition that we look forward to every year. During the Mass and the reception that followed, our 7th graders honor their mothers. We thank Mrs. Sarah Clements, our seventh grade teacher, for planning the event, and the fifth grade parents who provided the generous reception. Also, Mrs. Rachel Scanlon organized the Liturgy of the Light for our Preschool and Kindergarten students. It was a lovely service and part of our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd curriculum.

We have also had many educational and fun field trips recently. Kindergarten visited the Newport Aquarium, and the 4th grade spent the day at Carter Caves. Our 8th grade class volunteered at Greenhouse 17 to work in their gardens (Greenhouse 17 is part of a women’s shelter in which the residents and volunteers raise funds for the shelter).

I could keep going! Truly, I witness and hear about something every day that I could share. I know you hear about them each day when your child gets in the car. There are so many wonderful and special traditions at Christ the King School. There are also so many innovative and creative activities as well. I also want to thank you, the families, who do so much to support us here. We could not do any of it without your help.

God Bless,

Paula Smith, Ed.S.

Principal, Christ the King School

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Electronics Recycling Collection

May 2-16

Don’t throw away your old and/or broken electronics! Instead, recycle them! CKS, in cooperation with Ross and Ross Holdings LLC, is conducting its second annual electronics recycling collection drive. At school, we will be collecting items such as computers, laptops, hard drives, printers, cell phones, keyboards, mice, modems, DVD and VCR players, televisions, chargers, and any other electronic devices. Please place these in the hallway between the school gym and Hehman Hall.

Large items, such as microwaves, refrigerators, freezers, stoves, air conditioners and water heaters, can be donated, too. These can be picked up directly from your home. Please call 859-948-1906 to schedule a pick up. Be sure to mention that you are donating on behalf of Christ the King School.

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CSC is hosting tryouts in the next few weeks for the 2016-17 season! For more information please visit under Special Opportunities.

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Seventh Grade Families- Host an international student and earn Lexington Catholic tuition credit for your own child!

Lexington Catholic is extremely proud of our international student program! Did you know that we have 36 international students studying with us this year? These bright and focused students bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our student body. Their desire to study here at Lexington Catholic is a true testament to our wonderful faith community, students and their families, and outstanding academics.

We are working with agencies to recommend host families for the 2016-17 school year. We have several students that would like to study at Lexington Catholic, but are in need of a host family placement. Students are supported by an international placement agency that also pays a room and board stipend. Please consider this opportunity!

We believe so strongly in the benefits of the presence of our international students, that our business office offers a $750 tuition credit for your own child for each semester your family chooses to host a student. Since your student is a rising 8th grader, you may "bank" your tuition credit until the next school year when your student enrolls in the 9th grade at Lexington Catholic.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact me at your earliest convenience at, and we will connect you with a placement agency.

High School 101: Study Skills and Strategies for a Successful High School Career

An optional, camp for incoming students, to introduce and reinforce a variety of skills that will enable any student to adjust and to be successful in and out of the high school classroom. Check the flyer at under LCHS for more information.

Vocal Music Award Application

2016-2017 Academic Year

A Monetary Award given to an Entering Freshman

Cheer Tryouts

Tryouts will be held May 9-11.

Volleyball Summer Camp

May 31-June 2

Basketball Summer Camps

Youth Skills Camp for boys and girls - June 13-16.

Lady Knights Camp – July 11-14

Football Summer Camp

June 6-9

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LCHs basketball camp is accepting registrations. Visit for more information.


Register Now for a Dan McHale Basketball Camp!

Click here to register online!

Click here for registration form (PDF)!

Click here for camps brochure!

– Eastern Kentucky University men's basketball head coach Dan McHale has announced dates for his 2016 summer camps.

- The Day Camp will take place June 6-9 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The camp is open to children, ages 5-14.

- The Team Camp will be held June 20-21 and is open to any junior varsity or varsity teams.

- The Father/Child Camp is scheduled for June 24-25 and is open to children, ages 4-16.

To register or find more information on any of the camps, visit the Dan McHale Camps website HERE or contact Terrence Commodore at or (606) 584-1001.

McHale just wrapped up his first season as the head coach of the Colonels. The Chatham, New Jersey, native got his start in coaching under Hall of Famer Rick Pitino as a staff assistant at Louisville from 2001 to 2003. He has also coached at Minnesota, Seton Hall, Iona and Manhattan.

McHale was a student manager at Kentucky from 1997 to 2001. He was part of one national championship team, four NCAA Tournament teams, and three Southeastern Conference championship teams while working with Tubby Smith's Wildcats.


May 12 Arts Gala
May 13 8th Grade Farewell Mass | Academic & House Awards | 8th Grade Last Day
May 16 King's Island for House Winners
May 18 Pre K/K Fun Day | 8th Grade Graduation

May 19 Field Day Grades 1-7 | Pre K/K Program & Last Day
May 20 Grades 1-7 Last Day, early dismissal at 1:15 p.m.