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Lions Weekly: February 21, 2024

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A Note From Mr. Sandefur

Lion Family,

After an extended weekend in honor of Presidents Day, I pray you are refreshed and filled with gratitude for the moments of rest and reflection. We are currently two days into Spiritual Emphasis Week, and it is truly heartening to witness the Spirit moving among our students and staff. The atmosphere is charged with a sense of purpose and divine connection, reminding us of the importance of grounding our educational journey in faith. Your continued prayers for Spiritual Emphasis Week are deeply appreciated. Let's join together in seeking God's presence, asking for lives to be eternally changed and for our community to be strengthened in His grace.

Spiritual Emphasis Week provides a unique opportunity for our students to delve deeper into their faith, fostering a stronger connection with God. Proverbs 3:5-6 echoes in our hearts during this special time, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." May these days of intentional focus on spiritual growth lay the foundation for a renewed commitment to our Christian values and a continued pursuit of a Christ-centered education.

As we navigate the rest of Spiritual Emphasis Week, let us remain open to the transformative power of God's love and grace. Together, let's pray for a continued outpouring of His Spirit, shaping lives and creating a lasting impact on our TKA community.

In Christ,

Jeremy Sandefur
President/Head of School

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Forged Men's Group

February 23rd- 6:30 am

Don't miss out on the Forged Men's Prayer Group meeting this Friday at 6:30 AM in the Ashe Cafeteria. Join us for a time of fellowship, prayer, and devotion led by the TKA Parent and Local Pastor Anthony Kendall. All men in the community are invited to share in this blessed time together. See you there!

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Bid for a Cause: Love Gala Auction Items Now Open for Viewing and Bidding!

Excitement is building for our upcoming Love Gala, and you can be part of the action even before the event begins! Auction items are now available for viewing, and silent auctions are open for bidding. This is your chance to snag incredible items while supporting our school's mission. Click the link below to explore the curated collection and start placing your bids. Your participation in the auction not only adds to the Gala's excitement but also contributes to the success of The King's Academy. Don't miss out on this opportunity to make a difference!

Thank you for your generosity and support. Together, let's make the Love Gala an unforgettable evening for our TKA community!

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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

ALL DRESSES MUST BE APPROVED IN PERSON.

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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Join BETA in Giving Back: Cans for Ronald McDonald House!

BETA is currently collecting cans for the Ronald McDonald House, and we invite you to join us in this wonderful cause. Your contributions will make a meaningful impact on families facing challenging times. It's easy to participate – simply drop off your cans in either Mrs. Brooks' or Mr. Daft's room. Together, let's spread love and support to those in need. Thank you for being a part of this meaningful initiative!

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Elementary Track Team Interest Meeting:

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LAST DAY TO SIGN UP!

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ACT at TKA

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 (kclifton@thekingsacademy.net).

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.

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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."

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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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