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Lions Weekly: February 14, 2024


A Note From Mr. Sandefur

Lion Family,

On this day of love and reflection, I extend warm wishes to each of you. Valentine's Day is not just about the romantic love we celebrate but, more importantly, about the profound love we are called to share with one another. In John 15:12, Jesus reminds us, "My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you." It is this divine love that forms the cornerstone of our TKA community, binding us together in care, compassion, and shared values.

As we navigate the daily journey of faith and education, let the spirit of love guide us. In John 15:17, Jesus emphasizes, "This is my command: Love each other." It is through this lens that we approach our interactions, our teachings, and our shared experiences at The King's Academy. Our commitment to fostering an environment of love extends beyond the classroom, reaching into every facet of our school community. It is the love we show one another that truly sets us apart and creates a space where students can thrive and grow.

On this special day, may the love we share at TKA continue to be a beacon of hope, kindness, and understanding. Let us carry the essence of John 15 in our hearts and strive to emulate the love that Jesus has bestowed upon us. Happy Valentine's Day, dear TKA family.

In Christ,

Jeremy Sandefur
President/Head of School

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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!


Partner with us for Serve Day!

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Many have expressed a desire to contribute to our upcoming Serve Day on Friday. We are grateful for the heartwarming response! If you're wondering how you can get involved, we are accepting donations to make this day even more impactful. Our Elementary and High School students will be staying on campus, engaging in campus revitalization projects, and your contributions will play a significant role in enhancing the experience.

To make the process easy, we have created an Amazon Wishlist with various supplies needed for our Serve Day. Your generosity in providing these supplies will contribute to the success of our campus revitalization efforts. Join us in the spirit of service and make a difference in the environment where our students learn and grow.

Click the link below to access our Amazon Wishlist and select the items you'd like to donate. Your support is highly appreciated, and together, we can create a positive and vibrant learning space for our students.

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Prom 2024

3/16 at 6:00 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 6:00 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 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 22, 2024
▪ Wednesday, Mar 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.


Elementary Track Team Interest Meeting:

Track Team Interest Meeting


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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
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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

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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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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 12 is out now!

We're excited to announce the release of Episode 12 of "Legacy Matters: Conversations on Faith, Family, and Future."


Save the Date! Daddy Daughter Dance!

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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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