Lions Weekly: April 13, 2022

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A Note From Mr. Sandefur

Lion Family,

As we observe and celebrate Passion Week, our deepest desire is that our students see Christ in action throughout campus this and every week. While this year has been full of numbers for me, numbers regarding the budget, numbers of new students, numbers of snow days, etc., the one number that is most important to me is twenty-five. As of last week, twenty-five of our students, whom we are aware of, have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. The decisions that these students have made are what drives all that we do here at The King’s Academy. While we aim for academic excellence, high achievements in the arenas of competition, and much more, the true reason that we are here is to develop servant leaders who will change the world for Christ.

I ask that as you celebrate Easter this weekend, we not lose sight of the depth of Christ’s love and sacrifice for each and every one of us. I pray that our families will have and make time to rest in His love this weekend.

In Christ Alone,

Jeremy Sandefur

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Friday, April 15 - Monday, April 18

The King's Academy school and offices will be closed in observation of Easter on Friday, April 15 through Monday, April 18.


Mother vs. Son Kickball Tournament

Who: Prek3- 5th grade students and their mom (grandmother, aunt, or important female figure)

When: Saturday, April 30th
Lunch is from 11:00a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Games begin at 1:15

Where: Dr. Carroll Reece Reagan Pavilion

Cost: $5.00 per person eating

Any questions regarding this event, please email Ashley Dawson at

For those planning on attending the event, please fill out this form and return it with the payment by Friday, April 15.

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2023 Washington, DC Trip

Next year March 2023 we will take Middle School students to Washington, DC.

This trip will include but is not limited to trips to :
- Arlington National Cemetery
- Mount Vernon
- Ford's Theatre / Petersen House
- Museum of the Bible
- Smithsonian Museums
- Holocaust Museum - Full visit
- United States Capitol
- United States Supreme Court
- Library of Congress
- White House Photo Stop
- Evening Illumination Tour of Memorials:
Vietnam, Korean, WWI, WWII & Iwo Jima Memorials,
Jefferson, FDR, MLK Jr., Eisenhower, & Lincoln Memorials,
Washington Monument - Photo Stop

Please join us on May 10th at 6:00 pm in the Woody Auditorium for a brief informational session where we will have more details regarding the trip including the registration process.

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End of the Year Events

As the end of the year quickly approaches, we want to be sure and communicate any calendar events as soon as we are able. Below are upcoming events for the Month of May we would like for you to mark on your calendar.
Tuesday, May 3
- Middle and High School Band Concert at 6:30 p.m. in Woody Auditorium
Wednesday, May 4
- Jr. Beta $1 Star Wars dress up day to benefit Isaiah 117 House
Thursday, May 5
- Middle and High School Choir Concert at 6:30 p.m. in Woody Auditorium
Friday, May 6:
- Elementary Field Day from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Huskey Field)
Saturday, May 7:
- PTF Family Fun Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 10:
- Middle School Washington, DC informational meeting at 6:00 p.m. in Woody Auditorium
Thursday, May 12:
- Elementary Spring Concert at 6:30 p.m. in Woody Auditorium
Friday, May 13:
- Senior Breakfast at 8:00 a.m.
- Legacy Walk at 9:00 a.m.
- Big/Little Buddy End of the Year Party at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, May 15
- Baccalaureate Service at 3:00 p.m. at Seymour First Baptist
Tuesday, May 17
- Senior Exam Deadline
Thursday, May 19
- PTF Meeting at 3:15 in Brandes
Friday, May 20:
- High School Awards Day at 10:00 a.m. in Tibbetts
- Senior Graduation at 7:00 p.m. in Tibbetts
Monday, May 23:
- PreK4 Graduation at 6:00 p.m. in Woody Auditorium
Tuesday, May 24:
- HS Exams
- Kindergarten Graduation at 6:00 p.m. in Woody Auditorium
Wednesday, May 25
- HS Exams
Thursday, May 26:
- HS Exams
- 5th Grade promotion at 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. in Woody Auditorium
- Elementary classroom end of the year programs
Friday, May 27:
- Make-up HS Exams
- Middle School Awards at 9:00 a.m. in Woody Auditorium
- 8th Grade Promotion at 10:00 a.m. in Woody Auditorium
- Half-day dismissal at 11:30 a.m. No aftercare will be provided.


Save these Dates!

Below are the upcoming PTF meetings for the remainder of the year from 3:15 - 4:15 in Brandes:

April 28
May 19

PTF Members

Thank you for being a member of the 2021-2022 Parent Teacher Fellowship at The King’s Academy. Please prayerfully consider how you can best support this vibrant fellowship for the 2022-2023 year. There are many ways to serve, including the PTF Executive Board.
Please use this form to nominate yourself or a PTF member to the Executive Board for the 2022-2023 year. All nominees must be current PTF members in good standing as of March 31, 2022. Nominations are due by April 25th at 5pm at this time the slate will be closed.

Thank you for taking time to serve our school through PTF and for nominating members for our upcoming Executive Board.

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PTF Family Fun Fair

PTF will host the Family Fun Fair on Saturday, May 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This event will take place rain or shine. Join us for a day of fellowship and fun for all ages including inflatables, cakewalk, vendors, food truck and so much more!

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27th Annual Golf Tournament

Join us at Egwani Farms on June 13, for our 27th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit TKA's football team!

Gather your company, friends or family and purchase one of the following sponsorships:
- Purple Sponsor includes a 4-person team and a hole sponsorship for $500
- Silver Sponsor includes an individual player and a hole sponsorship for $200
- Individual players can participate for $100

All sponsors and participants can sign up with Head Football Coach, Jonathan Sellers, at 865-964-9182.


Upcoming Sports

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2021-2022 Yearbook

The price for the 2021-2022 TKA yearbook is $55. All grades, K3-12 will have the same yearbook. The slight price increase is because we are only going to have one larger all-school book.

All yearbook orders can be placed online--here is the link.

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Do you have a class of 2022 senior in your household?

Don't miss out on the opportunity to purchase a Senior Tribute for the 2021-2022 yearbook!

Senior Tributes are available for purchase at the bottom of the link listed here.

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Business ads are available for purchase at the bottom of the link listed here.

For any questions regarding yearbooks, email Mr. Josh Smith at

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Covid-19 Procedures

While we are excited to offer in-person education, we must maintain a safe learning environment for all students, faculty/staff, and additional stakeholders.

To do so, we will be working closely with the Sevier County Health Department regarding Covid-19 protocols.

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