Lions Weekly: February 22, 2023

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A Note From Mr. Sandefur

Lion Family,

I am writing from Snowshoe with our senior class. It has been such a joy to get to spend time with each student on this trip as their time at The Academy comes to a close and they prepare for the next place God has for them. Please join with me in praying for the class of 2023 as they near graduation. Along those lines, our 8th-graders left today for a trip to Ohio to visit the Ark Encounter, the Armstrong Museum, the Daft family farms, and the Wright-Patterson National Air Force Base Museum. We are thankful for these many opportunities for our students as they learn both inside and outside of the classrooms.

I am looking forward, with great expectation, to our Love Gala this Saturday evening. The Love Gala is a night where we have the blessing of honoring those who have made a significant impact on TKA, our current teachers of the year, and raising much-needed funds to support our mission of developing servant leaders that will change the world for Christ. We are truly grateful for our partnerships and support that is so faithfully provided.

Jeremy Sandefur
President/Head of School

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2023 Love Gala

The Love Gala is just a few days away! We are looking forward to a fun evening together. The silent auction is open for anyone to bid. The link will be updated throughout the week, and final bidding will take place at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday. Don't miss out on these exciting items! Use the link below to start bidding.


Elementary Track Interest Meeting

Thursday, February 23


TKA is currently gauging interest in starting a track and field program for the 2023 season for Elementary students in 2nd through 5th Grade.

Coach Stephen Huskey will lead the elementary track team. The cost to join the team is a $40 race fee that includes the team jersey.

If you have a 2nd - 5th grade Lion interested in track, meet at Taylor Gym in the Ogle building on Thursday, February 23, at 3:15 p.m. Coach Huskey will be there to answer any questions you might have regarding the elementary track team.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday at 3:15 p.m. for the interest meeting in the Taylor Gym!

Sean Jones
Athletic Director

Jonathan Sellers
Ast. Athletic Director

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Varsity Basketball Updates

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Varsity Girls Basketball

Region Runner-Up

Our Lady Lions have worked hard this season to be the Division II-A East Region Runner-Up!

Make plans to join them on Friday night in Tibbetts for the Elite 8 game at 6:00 p.m. against Providence Christian Academy.

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Varsity Boys Basketball

Region Champions

The Varsity Boys have worked hard this season as well to be the Division II-A East Region Champions!

Make plans to join them on Saturday in Tibbetts for the Elite 8 game. Game time is TBD.

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5 Star Preps Player of the Week Voting

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TKA Lion and Varsity Basketball player, Harrison Rollins, has been nominated for 5 Star Preps Player of the Week! Take a moment and go vote for Harrison as player of the week! Use the link below to vote before voting closes on Thursday at Noon.

Cat in The Hat Super Reader Week

Elementary Super Reader Week 2023

Next week is super reader week! We are excited to kick off our emphasis on reading today with the goal of reaching 25,000 minutes of reading by Thursday, March 2.

Parents, we need your help! Read with your Lion each night and fill out the reading log. Then, send the reading log back to school with your child each day to help us keep up with the reading goal. When we meet our goal of 25,000 minutes of reading our Lions will receive a special prize of Kona Ice on Friday, March 3! Get started today by using the reading log below.


Kelly Sullivan
Elementary Principal

Elementary Super Reader Week Dress Up Days


Monday, February 27

Oh, the Places You’ll Go

Dress in your favorite college team/jersey with jeans or in your normal school uniform.

Remember, all attire must adhere to dress code.


Tuesday, February 28

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Dress in your red or blue attire or in your normal school uniform.

Remember, all attire must adhere to dress code.


Wednesday, March 1

Wacky Wednesday

Wear your clothes backward, inside out, or mismatched or your normal school uniform.

Remember, all attire must adhere to dress code.


Thursday, March 2

Dr. Suess' Birthday

Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character or in your normal school uniform.

Remember, all attire must adhere to dress code.


Friday, March 3

The Sleep Book

Dress in your pajamas or in your normal school uniform.

Remember, all attire must adhere to dress code.

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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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