Lions Weekly: January 18, 2023

Sandefur Famiy Picture

A Note From Mr. Sandefur

Lion Family,

I pray that your new year is off to a great start. Our first few weeks on campus have been productive as our students are hard at work learning in the classroom, competing on the courts of competition, and serving within our community. We are quickly approaching the deadline of our priority re-enrollment window, so please complete this process as soon as possible. The Lord continues to have His hand of blessing on TKA and our waiting lists are beginning to fill up. This priority re-enrollment process allows us to guarantee current students a spot prior to enrollment opening for the general public.

As we prepare for the upcoming academic year, our team is actively praying and planning some exciting additions and new opportunities for our students and families. I look forward to sharing more information over the weeks ahead as we continue to seek to honor the Lord in all we do.

As always, I am grateful for your partnership and appreciate your trust in us as your educational provider.

Jeremy Sandefur
President/Head of School

Lions Weekly Reminder
Re-enroll Instagram Post

Priority Re-enrollment is Now Open

Greetings from The King’s Academy Admissions and Enrollment Office!
We hope that 2023 is off to a wonderful start as we look forward to all that God has in store for The King’s Academy in the coming months. Thank you for the privilege of partnering with you to equip your child to impact the world for Christ!

Re-enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year is now open! To assist our administrative team in planning for the coming year, it is vital that all current students re-enroll as soon as possible. As an incentive, we are offering an early enrollment discount to everyone who submits re-enrollment through February 3. The regular re-enrollment fee of $300 per student will be reduced to only $100 per student if re-enrollment is completed by February 3, 2023!
Click the following link to complete your re-enrollment form and make payment:

Please note that re-enrollment CANNOT be completed on a smartphone or tablet.

Instructions for completing re-enrollment:

Please note that this form looks different than previous years as we are working to streamline this process as much as possible.

• When logging into the portal, enter the District Code TK-TN followed by your existing username and password. If you do not remember your username and password, please contact Lori Campbell.

• After logging in, click on the “Apply/Enroll” tab on the left, then click “Enrollment/Reenrollment.”

• Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the re-enrollment packet. Please be sure to update any information that has changed over the past year such as address, insurance, and phone numbers.

• Once all information is updated and complete, FACTS will ask for the re-enrollment fee.

Please remember that re-enrollment is for current TKA students only. Any siblings of current students or new students who have not been enrolled at our school prior to this point will need to start an application found on our website.

Contact the Admissions and Enrollment Office by phone or email if you have any questions or need help with the re-enrollment process. We hope to see all of our families return to TKA next year! We are thankful for the opportunity to partner with you in the education and development of your students.


Lori Campbell
Director of Admissions
(865) 573-8321 option 1

Pertinent information regarding the 2023-24 academic year can be found by utilizing the below listed links:

The King s Academy

3D Printing Club

Interest Meeting

Monday, January 23, there will be an interest meeting in the Science Lab for TKA's 3D Printing Club.

If you are interested in learning more about 3D Printing and Design please make plans to join Mr. Fuller at the following times:

▪ Middle School 12:00
▪ High School 12:30
Middle School 12:00
High School 12:30
PTF Pelanchos Lunch

You're Invited!

Friday, January 20

PTF is excited to share lunch with the PTF members at Pelanchos on Friday, January 20, at 11:00 a.m. We hope you will make plans to join us!

Not a member of PTF? Don't worry! It's not too late to join. Use the link below to become a member of PTF.

templett 12998306

2023 Love Gala

Saturday, February 25

The 2nd Annual Love Gala is just around the corner! This semi-formal, adult only event is sure to be a wonderful evening filled with live entertainment, a silent auction, and a live auction.

Tickets for this event can be purchased by using the link below.

Maynard Magic Music

Friday, February 3

How does a Friday night filled with laughter and family-fun entertainment sound? What if we told you it was FREE? That's right!

Mark your calendars and save the date of Friday, February 3, at 6:30 p.m. in Woody Auditorium.

TKA will host Maynard Magic Music which will fill the evening with ventriloquism, magic, music, skills and family-fun entertainment. This is a community-wide event, so invite everyone you know!


Elementary Spring Clubs

TKA Elementary Families,

We are excited to announce that our TKA Elementary club spring opportunities will begin very soon. The spring section will begin the week of January 30th and end on April 21st.

Each club will include a $20 participation fee to cover resources needed for club activities. Unfortunately, each club has a maximum number of 15 students.

Please click on a club to review the club description and registration link. Again, we will select the first participants until the maximum number is reached. We ask that you consider all options and register for clubs that fit your schedule for the year. To be fair to our club instructors, we ask that you choose a club where your child will be able to participate and attend 90% of the semester club activities.

All signup forms will close Friday, January 20th. Our club teachers will be in communication with participant families for their club area by Friday, January 27th. This communication will include the next steps prior to the first meeting the following week.

We are very blessed to have such wonderful teachers who are excited to provide these enriching opportunities after school hours to further enhance our elementary learning.

Book Club 1

Book Club (Grades 1-5)

1st-2nd Book Club will provide students with the opportunity to learn about authors/illustrators by engaging with their books deeply in a relaxed fun environment. Through group discussion and hands-on activities, students will practice age appropriate comprehension skills such as character analysis, distinguishing literary themes, understanding the elements of plot development, and using textual evidence. Book club will also provide time for readers to share book recommendations with each other, through book talks and book lists, in order to deepen their self-knowledge as a reader and broaden their range of choice in reading material. Reading choice is vital to developing a lifelong love of reading. Choice of author/illustrator will be voted on at the end of each club meeting so readers can have input and ownership of their experience.

3rd-5th Book Club will provide students with the opportunity to engage with texts deeply through a Battle of the Books style competition. Students will be given a wide selection of books to read from. Reading choice is vital to developing a lifelong love of reading. Students will be able to choose their own reading materials, within the parameters of the competition, giving them the opportunity to become more familiar with genres and writing styles that appeal to them. At each club meeting, students will compete on teams based on their book selections. Teams will work together to answer questions about the books read. Through this gaming experience, students will have the opportunity to practice comprehension skills such as character analysis, distinguishing literary themes, understanding the elements of plot development, and using textual evidence.


Bible Club (Grades K5-5)

Bible Club will include Bible Drill, Memory Verses, Bible Story Interacting (drawing, drama, games, questions, songs,) . . . and Developing a Personal Quiet Time.


K4-K5 STEAM Club

K4-K5 STEAM Club has reached its capacity for the spring semester! Look for this great offering again next fall.


STEAM Club (1-2 grades only)

1st-2nd Grade STEAM Club will include a variety of hands-on activities focusing on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics that are age appropriate for our little lions.

STEAM Club 3rd-5th 1

Whiz Kidz (3-5 grades only)

This STEAM Club, "Whiz Kidz", will include a variety of hands-on activities focusing on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics that are age appropriate for our intermediate lions.

Hoodie Weather 2
D1 Sevierville 2

D1 Training

I hope the holiday season has been wonderful for you all. I am happy to announce that we will be adding morning workout times in the near future. The times added will be a 6 am and 7 am class for adults. We understand time is important, and we want to make sure that we help and assist you as much as we can in order for you to reach your health goals. Many times resolutions fail because of a lack of accountability- That's why D1 is here! To keep you accountable to yourself, your family, and your commitment. Join the team!

Melvin Jones
D1 Sevierville

NEW YEAR resolution 2
Yearbook 23 Flyer

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

Europe Trip Instagram Post 2

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.


Weekly Sports Schedule

Weekly Sports Calendar 16
Weekly Sports Calendar 17

Important information for the 2022-2023 School Year

Screen Shot 2022-05-24 at 11.26.44 AM
Screen Shot 2022-05-24 at 11.27.49 AM
Updated Immunizations
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.

car decal logo
Follow us on Social media 6

The King's Academy

Powered by Mad Mimi®A GoDaddy® company