Lions Weekly: October 19, 2022

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A Note From Mr. Sandefur

Lion Families,

I am writing to you from Warsaw, Poland, where Mrs. Iryna Brooks and I are representing The King’s Academy with our sister school, Worldview Christian School (Ukraine). This visit has been incredibly productive as we participate in teacher training, English as a Second Language (ESL) coaching, and the development of future opportunities for both our students and those in Ukraine. Additionally, I am meeting with prospective students from Eastern Europe as we continue to invest in and grow our dormitory program. I greatly appreciate your prayers and support as we seek to develop servant leaders that will change the world for Christ.

While I am loving our time here in Poland, I regret missing out on the incredible Homecoming activities that have already occurred and that are scheduled for the end of the week. I want to encourage you to attend the Parade, Pep Rally, and Homecoming Game on Friday as we celebrate a wonderful fall semester. Our students have done an incredible job so far, and I hope that this week is a fun and memorable break for them.

Finally, I am happy to report that our accreditation visit went exceptionally well. We will not know the full outcome until later this winter as ACSI must approve the recommendations of the team that was on our campus. I truly appreciate your prayers and support as we strive to make TKA better every day as we fulfill the Lord’s calling for our campus.

In Christ Alone,

Jeremy Sandefur
President/Head of School

Lions Weekly Reminder
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Homecoming 2022 Upcoming Events

Blast from the Past

This week is Homecoming! We are looking forward to our last few days of the Blast From the Past. Below is information regarding the remaining dress up days, Friday's schedule of events, and the homecoming dance.

Homecoming Week Dress up days:

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Thursday, October 20

70's Dress Up Day (Dress in 70's attire from movies, TV shows, musicians, or sports stars)

Remember, all attire must adhere to dress code.

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Friday, October 21

Dress in your Homecoming shirt or TKA spirit attire as we get ready to cheer our Lions to victory against Webb Bell Buckle.

Remember, all attire must adhere to dress code.


Friday, October 21 Schedule:

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8:15 PTF Meeting

Our next PTF meeting will take place in Brandes on Friday, October 21.

If you have not joined PTF for the 2022-23 school year, click the link below to sign up today!

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Parking will be available in the Stokely parking lot, visitor parking lot, or Ogle parking lot.

Please refrain from parking in the Anderson circle and Tibbetts parking lots. The Anderson circle will be used for the parade and the Tibbetts parking lot will be used for Alumni parking.

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1:30 p.m.

Join us for our homecoming parade at 1:30 p.m. in front of Anderson, and stay for the pep rally immediately following on Huskey field.

The Grace Baptist Church parking lot will be open at 9:00 a.m. for anyone wanting to work on their homecoming floats.

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5:30 p.m. - Alumni

We are looking forward to having our Alumni on campus for Homecoming. All alumni are encouraged to join us as we celebrate 143 years of faith-based education.

We will host an Alumni tailgate at the Reagan Pavilion.

Please purchase tickets by using the link below. Tickets include discounted game tickets, parking, and tailgating meal. We look forward to seeing all of our alumni at this event!

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Game Time

▪ 7:00 p.m. Presentation of 2022 Homecoming Court
▪ 7:30 p.m. Kickoff against Webb Bell Buckle
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7:30 p.m. Kickoff against Webb Bell Buckle
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Homecoming Dance

We are so excited for our students to Dance through the Decades! We are hosting our 1st Homecoming Dance in several years & working hard to ensure our students have a fabulous time to create memories that will last decades to come!

⭐️ Homecoming Dance Info ⭐️

•Saturday, Oct 22nd, 7 pm-10 pm

•TKA Tibbetts Gym

•Students in grades 9-12 are welcome.

•You can bring a date from another school, but paperwork must be filled out and submitted for their attendance. Forms are available in the office.

•You can purchase your tickets below for $20 each.

•There is no sit-down dinner.

If you have specific questions, please reach out to Mrs. Cartee at 205-242-4726.

Remember, all attire must adhere to the dress code.


Homecoming 2022 Recap

Our first few days of Blast From the Past have been an exciting time on campus as we celebrated the 90s and 80s. Check out some of our pictures from these two days below.

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Preview Night

Friday, October 28

TKA Admissions will host a preview night for prospective families wanting to learn more about The King's Academy.

Families who would like to attend, please RSVP on the link below by October 24.

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We're Hiring!

TKA has an employment opportunity available in food services.

Food Services Employee: TKA is seeking an employee to faithfully serve in our food services department. Prior food service experience is preferred. Please email resumes to or call 865-573-8321.

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Festival at the Academy

Mark your calendar and save the date! TKA's Fall Festival is just around the corner! This community-wide event will take place on Saturday, October 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

PTF is currently looking for vendors, volunteers, and donations. If you would like to serve in any capacity, please contact Sarah Knight at or 865-621-0741.

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Middle School Break Away Event

PTF Hosted Event

Who: TKA MS Students
What: TKA MS Breakaway 2022
When: Saturday, November 5, from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Where: TKA Reagan Pavilion and Circle
Cost: This event is free.
Optional Cost: Kona Ice will be available for purchase with a percentage of the proceeds going towards the Isaiah 117 House!
What to Wear: Attire is casual and warm. This is not a FORMAL Event. It is fall now, and we will be outdoors the entire time.
What to Expect: This event is designed especially for our TKA MS Students in 6-7-8 grades. TKA Breakaway will offer: a soda, popcorn, candy table, Johnson University DJ/ Music/Dance, glow volleyball, glow 3v3 basketball, photo backdrop, a scavenger hunt, and random door prize drawings for those in attendance.
Sponsor Opportunities: PTF is taking sponsors if anyone is interested to help cover some costs so that this event is free for our students!
Volunteer Opportunities: If you would like to volunteer to help at this event, please complete the background check below and contact Chris Fisher (865-235-5724).
Contact for this Event: To volunteer, sponsor, or ask questions regarding this event, please contact Chris Fisher at 865-235-5724.


Athletics Clay Shoot Tournament

We are excited to announce our first annual clay shooting tournament to benefit The King's Academy Athletics. The tournament will be held at Iron Mountain Sporting Clays on November 18th, 2022. Athletic opportunities provide students with immediate benefits and teach them life skills that will help prepare them for a successful future.

You can participate as an individual shooter, a 4-person team, or a sponsor. If you would like to sponsor or participate, please fill out the attached forms.

Mail or drop off completed forms and payment to The King’s Academy
Athletic Department
(202 Smothers Rd, Seymour TN 37865).

For any questions regarding this event, please contact one of the following people:
Julie Holliman (423) 290-6073; Angie Glasgow (865) 254-7248; Dusty Brown (865) 742-2102


Fall 2022 Dress Up Day Themes

Remember, all attire must adhere to dress code

▪ Thursday, October 20 - Friday, October 21 - Homecoming Week (see details)
▪ Friday, October 28 - "Senior" Spirit Day (Dress in "Senior" clothes in honor of Senior night)
Thursday, October 20 - Friday, October 21 - Homecoming Week (see details)
Friday, October 28 - "Senior" Spirit Day (Dress in "Senior" clothes in honor of Senior night)

Homecoming Week: Blast from the Past

▪ Thursday, October 20 - 70's Dress Up Day (Dress in 70's attire from movies, TV shows, musicians, or sports stars)
▪ Friday, October 21 - Homecoming T-shirt or TKA Spirit attire
Thursday, October 20 - 70's Dress Up Day (Dress in 70's attire from movies, TV shows, musicians, or sports stars)
Friday, October 21 - Homecoming T-shirt or TKA Spirit attire
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2022-23 Yearbooks

2022-23 yearbooks are now on sale! Scan this QR code to visit the site to purchase yours today. For any questions regarding yearbooks, contact Mr. Josh Smith at

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9-12th Spring Break Trip: France, Germany and The Alps

March 11-18, 2023

For more information and to register for this trip, click here.


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Important information for the 2022-2023 School Year

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Visitor Policy

TKA Visitor Policy

In order to help maintain a safe and instructionally based learning environment for our students, all visitors for middle and high school must enter through the front door of the Anderson Building and sign in in the middle/high school office in order to receive a visitor's pass. All visitors for elementary must enter the front door of the Ogle Building in order to receive a visitor's pass. This pass should be visible at all times so that TKA faculty and staff know that you have checked in at the office.

Our doors are open to visitors, but please call ahead of time to schedule conferences with your child’s teachers. This will prevent interruptions to instruction and the loss of the valuable learning time of our students. Adults will not be allowed to wander the halls of the building or hold conferences with teachers during instructional times.

TKA family lunch visitors should follow the above procedure. Lunch tickets are $5 each.

Students who are not enrolled at TKA are not permitted to visit TKA students during the school day, which includes lunch.

This policy has been developed in order to help maintain a safe and instruction focused environment at school each day. Any visitor who does not meet these expectations may be asked to leave school grounds.

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