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Lions Weekly: February 7, 2024


A Note From Mr. Sandefur

Lion Family,

I am filled with gratitude for the deep connection we share in nurturing the hearts and minds of our students. Our partnership with parents is a cornerstone of the TKA experience, and I want to express my sincere appreciation for the trust you place in us. Working alongside you in the development of our students is a privilege, and we are truly honored to have such dedicated and supportive parents as integral members of our TKA family.

In this season, we focus our efforts on cultivating an environment where our students not only excel academically but also grow into individuals who are unapologetically Christ-like. Romans 1:16 resonates deeply with our mission – "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes." It is our firm belief that by grounding our students in the teachings of Christ, we equip them to navigate the world with resilience, compassion, and unwavering faith. Through this lens, we strive to create an atmosphere where every student is empowered to embrace their faith boldly, both within our walls and beyond.

As we journey forward, let us lean on the promise found in Philippians 1:6, "being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." Together, as partners in faith and learning, let us continue to shape the future leaders who will carry the light of Christ into the world.

In Christ,

Jeremy Sandefur
President/Head of School

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Prom 2024

3/16 at 6:10 PM

Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready for a dazzling night of disco fever at our upcoming prom, "Night at the Disco"! Set against the iconic backdrop of the Sunsphere in Knoxville, this promises to be an evening filled with glitz, glamour, and a whole lot of groove. Join us on March 16th at 6:10 PM for a night that will transport you to the heart of the disco era.

For a limited time, secure your spot on the dance floor at the early bird price of $60 per ticket until the end of February. After that, tickets will be $65 from March 1st through the date of the prom, available until noon. Don't miss your chance to relive the magic of the disco era – grab your tickets and get ready to dance the night away under the city lights!

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Prom Dress Checks

Thursday, Feb 8, 2024

Thursday, Feb 22, 2024

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2024

Prom dress checks will be in person this year in Mrs. Wallace’s classroom—the first room on the left in the Ogle Building.

Dress checks will be from 3:00 pm -4:00 pm on the following days:

▪ Thursday, Feb 8, 2024
▪ Thursday, Feb 22, 2024
▪ Wednesday, Mar 6, 2024
Thursday, Feb 8, 2024
Thursday, Feb 22, 2024
Wednesday, Mar 6, 2024


Pictures of the student and the dress will be taken upon approval.
We will cross-reference the ticket purchase list and the approved dress list to ensure everyone with a ticket has had their dress approved.
Dates from other schools must get their dresses checked as well.

The following reasons will result in the student not being admitted into prom.

▪ Showing up to prom in a dress that was not approved.
▪ Failure to comply with the dress modifications offered during your dress check.
Showing up to prom in a dress that was not approved.
Failure to comply with the dress modifications offered during your dress check.

As stated on page 29 of the student handbook:

Girls - Prom and homecoming dresses must be viewed on the individual in advance for suitable fitting - no exceptions. Skirts of the dresses may not be sheer (see-through) material. Length should be must be fingertip length. The neckline and backline must be modest (the backline must be above the natural waistline). Spaghetti straps and strapless styles are acceptable, if modest. The midriff should always remain covered. There are no open sides or sheer panels. No immodest tight dresses are allowed. Viewing dates will be provided for both homecoming and prom. Fingertip length: standing straight, arms by their side, and not having their fingertips reach past the bottom of the skirt, skort, dress, or jumper.

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Finding Nemo Jr Fundraiser

Love is in the air, and our Valentine's Day celebration just got sweeter! Introducing our special Valentines to support our upcoming production of Finding Nemo Jr., affectionately titled "Be Mine. Mine. Mine. Valentine." Each Valentine includes a delightful combination of a small bag of Conversation Hearts, Swedish fish, and Hershey kisses, all for just $4.00 each.

Ensure your orders are in by the due date on February 9, and get ready for a heartwarming delivery on February 14. Let's share the love and make this Valentine's Day extra special!

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Spring Pictures

Friday, February 9th

Get ready to shine in your spring best! Spring Picture Day is happening this Friday, February 9, and we can't wait to capture those moments that make this season special. Middle and High School students and parents, be sure to check your email for the link to sign up for this optional opportunity. It's a chance to freeze the smiles, laughter, and memories that will make this spring unforgettable. Don't miss out – let's make every snapshot a memory to cherish!

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Forged Women's Group

February 16th- 6:30 am

Don't miss out on the Forged Women's Prayer Group meeting February 16th at 6:30 AM in the Ashe Cafeteria. Join us for a time of fellowship, prayer, and devotion.

All women in the community are warmly invited to share in this blessed time together. See you there!

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Tuesday, April 9

TKA is offering the ACT on campus on Tuesday, April 9, for any Juniors and Seniors. The cost to take the test is a reduced rate of $45. The ACT voucher cannot be used for this test. The signup deadline is Wednesday, February 21. Click here to register for the on-campus district ACT. If you have any questions regarding the ACT, please contact Mrs. Clifton (

ACT District Testing Frequently Asked Questions:

Who can register for the district ACT?
Juniors and Seniors
When is the deadline for registration?
Wednesday, February 21
When will the district test take place?
Tuesday, April 9, during the school day. The ACT will begin at 8:00 a.m.
If my student took the test in the fall on campus, can they take the spring ACT on campus?
Yes, they are allowed to take it on campus once a semester.
Can I use my ACT voucher for the district test on campus?
No, the ACT only allows the vouchers to be used for national testing off campus.
What will my student need to bring for the ACT?
Number 2 pencils
ACT approved Calculator
Will there be a makeup day for testing at TKA?
No, Tuesday, April 9, is the only on-campus district test offered for the spring semester.


Spiritual Emphasis Week 2024


Love Gala 2024

Love Gala 2024 Save the Date

Join us for the 3rd Annual Love Gala!

February 24th

Mark your calendars for a night to remember! We invite you to the 3rd Annual Love Gala, taking place on February 24th at 6:00 PM at The Foundry in Knoxville, TN. This enchanting evening promises to be filled with love, joy, and community spirit, all in support of The King's Academy. By purchasing your tickets, you not only secure your spot at this unforgettable event but also contribute to the growth and prosperity of our beloved school. The proceeds from the Love Gala play a pivotal role in enhancing educational experiences and ensuring the continued success of TKA. Don't miss this opportunity to come together, celebrate, and make a lasting impact on the future of our students. Purchase your tickets today and join us in spreading the love within our TKA family!

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Decisions for Christ

We are thrilled to witness the spiritual growth and personal transformations taking place within our TKA community. If your student has made the life-changing decision to follow Christ during this school year, we want to come alongside and support them on their faith journey.

Below you will find a link where you can confidentially share this significant milestone with us. Your openness allows us to celebrate and uplift your student, fostering a supportive environment that extends beyond the classroom.

Let us join hands in prayer and encouragement as we continue nurturing the spiritual foundation of our beloved TKA students. Together, we build a community rooted in faith, love, and support.

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Legacy Matters: Conversations on Faith, Family, and Future

Episode 11 is out now!

We're excited to announce the release of Episode 11 of "Legacy Matters: Conversations on Faith, Family, and Future."

Ready for a dose of inspiration? Join us on our latest podcast episode as we delve into the heart of education and discuss the importance of fostering a love for learning. Our conversation explores the transformative power of cultivating a passion for knowledge and the impact it has on shaping well-rounded individuals. Whether you're a student, parent, or educator, this episode is packed with insights on how we can collectively foster an environment that sparks curiosity and a lifelong love for learning.

Tune in today, and let's embark on a journey of discovery together! Don't miss out on this engaging discussion that reminds us all why learning is not just a task but a joyous adventure.


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Home Athletic Ticket Purchases

Get ready for an exciting season of TKA athletics this Winter! We're thrilled to offer a convenient way to purchase your tickets for all our home events. The GoFan link below provides options for season tickets covering all our fall sports, as well as individual tickets for specific games. As part of our efforts to provide a safe and streamlined experience, we're aiming for cashless transactions at the gates. Please share these links with your families and friends to help ensure a smooth entry to our games. Remember, all TKA students get in for free. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out.
-Coach Jones

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