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Lions Weekly: January 31, 2024


A Note From Mr. Sandefur

Lion Family,

I am reminded of Isaiah 30:21, "Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, 'This is the way; walk in it.'" Our journey together is guided by God's wisdom and our shared commitment to nurturing the growth of "equipped" students. I urge you to seize the opportunity for early enrollment, recognizing its pivotal role in shaping the course for the upcoming academic year. Just as Proverbs 3:6 reminds us, "In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."

Early enrollment is a tangible expression of our dedication to developing students who are not merely educated but truly equipped for the challenges they will encounter. Proverbs 4:7 encourages us, "The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding." Your decision to enroll early is an investment in the wisdom and understanding that will shape the educational journey of our students.

I want to stress that early enrollment ends on February 2nd, and your timely commitment is invaluable as we meticulously plan for the upcoming year. Let us embark on this path together, knowing that your dedication to early enrollment sets the stage for a future where our students are not just educated but truly equipped to make a lasting impact.

In Christ,

Jeremy Sandefur
President/Head of School

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Discount Deadline: February 2nd, 2024

February 2nd, 2024 is the last day to save on priority re-enrollment!

You should have received an email regarding priority re-enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year. If you haven't already, please check your inbox for detailed instructions on the re-enrollment process. Should you have any questions or require assistance, please feel free to reach out to Lori Campbell at Your commitment to TKA is integral to our vibrant community, and we look forward to another year of academic excellence and spiritual growth together.

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Update from the Business Office

We want to bring to your attention that our Business Department recently received notification of an $11 fee imposed by FACTS, our tuition management system. Unfortunately, after thorough exploration and discussion, we have determined that we have no means of removing or altering this fee. We understand the impact this may have, and we sincerely appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this time. Our commitment to transparency and financial responsibility remains unwavering, and we assure you that we are diligently working to explore alternative solutions. Your continued support means the world to us, and we are grateful for your understanding as we navigate this matter together.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our Business Department. Thank you for your understanding and partnership.

-TKA Business Department

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Preview Night Postponed

In our ongoing commitment to providing the best experience for potential families, we've decided to reschedule our upcoming Preview Night. This adjustment aims to better accommodate the needs and schedules of those interested in exploring the exceptional education offered at The King's Academy. More details about the new date and time will be forthcoming, so stay tuned for updates.

In the meantime, we encourage you to share the story of our amazing school with any families who might be interested. Your word-of-mouth recommendations are invaluable, and we appreciate your support in spreading the word about the unique opportunities and welcoming community here at TKA.

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Vote for Teacher of the Year!

Deadline 2/6

It's time to make your voices heard! We encourage all current students, parents/guardians, teachers/staff to cast your votes for our exceptional Elementary School (ES) and Middle School/High School (MS/HS) nominees. These individuals have demonstrated outstanding dedication and are integral to our TKA family. Your vote is crucial in recognizing their contributions and ensuring that the voices of our community shape these important decisions.

Voting is open until February 6th, and we value each opinion as we collectively celebrate and acknowledge those who go above and beyond. Take a moment to participate and let your choice be counted. Your engagement is vital to the success of our community, and we appreciate your commitment to the TKA family.

Thank you for being an active part of The King's Academy community!

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Prom Dress Checks

Tuesday, Feb 6, 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:

▪ Tuesday, Feb 6, 2024
▪ Thursday, Feb 22, 2024
▪ Wednesday, Mar 6, 2024
Tuesday, Feb 6, 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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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.

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.

Support TKA With Everday Purchases

Raise Right

Our Raise Right program, formerly known as Scrip, is here to make saving on tuition even easier with the opportunity to purchase gift cards from 975+ businesses! Join us each Friday from 7:45-8:15 for in person or picking up online orders. Your support means the world to us!

Get started today by downloading the Raise Right app from your app store! Contact Cindy Tucker, 865-804-1924, with any questions!

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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.


TKA Cheer Showcase and Sendoff!

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Save the Date! Daddy Daughter Dance!

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Save The Date! High School Prom!

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High School Students Only.


Save The Date: Softball Skills Camp

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More information coming soon!


2023-2024 TKA Basketball Schedules!

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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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