Lions Weekly: April 19, 2023

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A Note From Mr. Sandefur

Lion Family,

We are enjoying a beautiful spring day on campus as we enter the final stretch of this academic year. The campus is thriving and active as we have academic testing, competitions, performances, and more on a daily basis occurring throughout each area of our campus life. I would like to encourage you to make sure that you attend one of our many upcoming and exciting events to support our Lions and their activities.

Next week is a big week on campus for us as our students (up through 8th grade) will be participating in end-of-the-year summative assessments. These assessments are aimed to show our teachers and leadership team the strengths and weaknesses of our programs in order for us to ensure that each student is receiving what they need at each grade level. Unlike our colleagues in other school environments, these tests are meant to be low-stress with high rewards as we are able to celebrate the accomplishments of our students and teachers. Please help your student prepare for these assessments by encouraging them to get plenty of rest, eat a balanced breakfast, and time spent in prayer that they would do their best daily. I am truly grateful for our team of educators who are able to lead our students so faithfully daily and do so in a way that honors them and the Lord.

We truly appreciate your partnership and look forward to seeing you soon!

Jeremy Sandefur
President/Head of School

Lions Weekly Reminder
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IOWA Testing (Grades 2-8)

Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28

Students will be testing in the morning before lunch.

As students begin testing week, here are a few important reminders to help your Lion start each day successfully before testing:

▪ A good night's rest is essential.
▪ Eating breakfast can help eliminate hunger pains during testing.
▪ Share with your Lion how amazing they are, encourage them, and love on them.
▪ Be on time for school to eliminate the stressor of being late and anxiety of rushing.
A good night's rest is essential.
Eating breakfast can help eliminate hunger pains during testing.
Share with your Lion how amazing they are, encourage them, and love on them.
Be on time for school to eliminate the stressor of being late and anxiety of rushing.
TKA Basketball Clinic

Attention TKA Elementary Students and Parents:

Coach Dante Turnipseed and our Lady Lions Basketball Team is hosting a basketball camp for students in grades 2-5.

Dates: April 24-27, 2023

Time: 3:15-5:30 (after school)

Location: Tibbett’s Gymnasium

Cost: $100 - Please make checks payable to TKA

Instructors: Dante Turnipseed and assisted by current players.

Sign up using the link below.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Coach Dante at 404-993-7922 or

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Parents' Night Out

K5 - 5th Grade

Parents' Night Out event for Kindergarten-5th grade ages! We hope your child will join us for this fun-filled evening!

Children will be supervised by the high school volleyball coaching staff and high school athletes. Students will be divided up into groups by age. Your student(s) will have a blast rotating to various stations that will involve exciting games, fun crafts to complete, and more!

Parents' Night Out Options:

▪ Saturday, April 29
Tibbetts Gymnasium
▪ Saturday, May 13
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Saturday, April 29
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Saturday, May 13
Tibbetts Gymnasium

The registration fee for each night is $40 dollars per child.

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Pizza Dinner Provided

Please fill out the questionnaire below to reserve your spot!

All of the proceeds will go to the high school volleyball team. We want to extend our appreciation in advance for your interest in helping support our team.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to head coach, Danielle Quesinberry, should any questions arise.

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Middle School Social

Saturday, April 29

Save the Date for TKA's Middle School Social! Saturday, April 29th, from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Middle School students are invited to join us for an evening of fun! We will have a bonfire, silent disco, games, food, and more! RSVP below!


TSWA Basketball All-State

Congratulations to Juleigh Anne Tucker and Harrison Rollins for being named TSWA All-State players for the Division II-A! There are only 12 players per division selected for the entire state! Way to go, Lions!

To read the team lists, use the links below.

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Elementary Track Update

Our Elementary Track Team had their first meet last week! All of our Lions represented TKA well on and off the field. Quite a few of our runners placed in the various divisions. Use the link below to see the full results.

Their next track meet is at CAK on April 26, at 4:30 p.m. We hope to see everyone there to cheer them on!

Next Track Meet:
Date: April 26
Location: CAK
Times: 4:30 p.m.

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Upcoming PTF Meetings

Save the following dates for the upcoming PTF meetings that will take place at 3:15 in Brandes:

▪ April 20
▪ May 4
April 20
May 4

We hope to see all of our PTF members at these meetings!

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Cultural Exchange Program

Dear TKA family,

We are happy to share with you that this coming year we will welcome Guatemalan students on campus through the Faces and Our Cultures Program. These young participants spend seven (7) weeks living with a host family while attending classes and participating in extracurricular activities at school.

How can you help?

TKA needs families who are willing to host students. We are excited about this new opportunity to partner with Faces & Our Cultures to bring students from Guatemala for 7 weeks to The Academy.

Middle School students will stay with host families for the entire 7 weeks. High School students will stay in the dorm during the week and with host families on the weekend.

Program Details

Participant Grade Levels: Grades 6-12
Dates of Exchange Program: Saturday, October 14th - Saturday, December 9th
Point of Contact: Janice Mink: or Sandy Cardona:
Middle School Student Lodging: Middle School students will stay with host families for the entire 7 weeks.
High School Student Lodging: High School students will stay in the dorm during the week and with host families on the weekend.

Program Informational Session

If you would like more information or are potentially interested in hosting a student and participating in this life-enriching experience, please plan on attending the informational meeting on Monday, May 1, at 10:30 a.m. in the Clark Library.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Janice Mink ( or Sandy Cardona (

Unique Opportunity for TKA Lions

Students from TKA also have the opportunity to participate in a cultural exchange experience in Guatemala during their summer. The program can be customized from two to eight weeks. Students live with local Faces host families in Guatemala City and attend private bilingual schools.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us. Don´t miss the opportunity to LEARN MORE.

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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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D1 Training

Middle/High school athletes can come train outside of their team training hours at the listed times.

For any additional information, parents can contact Mr. Melvin Jones.

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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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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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