Lions Weekly: December 14, 2022

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A Note From Mr. Sandefur

Lion Family,

"For to us a child is born, to us, a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6

On behalf of The King's Academy, I would like to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas. I am humbled to partner with each of you daily as we seek to develop servant leaders that will change the world for Christ. As our semester comes to an end over the next two days, please know that TKA is what it is because of families like yours. I constantly find myself bragging about our King's family to those in other independent schools as our people are truly what makes our school community special.

You will be receiving some important information over the holiday break regarding the re-enrollment process and re-enrollment window that will open up upon our return on January, 3rd. Our school offices will be closed for two weeks as our team celebrates the holidays with their families. TKA Leadership Team will be checking emails occasionally in the event that there is an emergency. Please know that we are praying for you and are looking forward to the start of the second semester in a few short weeks.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas,

Jeremy Sandefur
President/Head of School

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December Half Days

We hope everyone had a wonderful break. We want to take a moment to let you know about the last week of school for this semester. Monday, December 12, through Wednesday, December 14, are full days of instruction. Thursday, December 15, and Friday, December 16, will be half-day dismissals at 11:30. Lunch will not be provided on half days. However, these will be instructional days. Attendance will be taken on each day of this week. To view this year's full instructional calendar, click here. We are looking forward to closing out this semester strong.

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Christmas Break

Dec. 17 - Jan. 2

Christmas break will be from December 17, through January 1. The school and offices will be closed during this time. January 2 is a teacher workday. Students will return to class on Tuesday, January 3.

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Christmas Sock Day

Thursday, December 15

As we get in the Christmas spirit, TKA will have a Christmas sock day on Thursday, December 15.

Remember, all attire must adhere to dress code.

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Christmas Sweater Day

Friday, December 16

What can be better than a Christmas sock day? A Christmas Sweater Day!! Get in the Christmas spirit and wear a sweater with jeans on Friday, December 16.

Remember, all attire must adhere to dress code.

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Semester Exam Schedule

▪ Thursday 12/15- (Half Day)
5th Period Exam- 8:05-9:35
6th Period Exam- 9:45-11:30
▪ Friday 12/16- (Half Day) 7th Period Exam- 8:05-9:35
Makeup Exam- 9:45-11:30
Thursday 12/15- (Half Day)
5th Period Exam- 8:05-9:35
6th Period Exam- 9:45-11:30
Friday 12/16- (Half Day) 7th Period Exam- 8:05-9:35
Makeup Exam- 9:45-11:30
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Illness Precautions

As we enter into cold and flu season, we need your help to mitigate the potential spread of illness by monitoring symptoms and keeping your child home if they present with a fever or are sick with other symptoms. Teachers and administrators will work with students to make up work in a timely manner once they are feeling better. By partnering with us, we will strive together to stay as healthy as possible during this season.

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Mitten Tree Drive

The TKA Elementary will be taking donations of new mittens, scarves, and hats for the C.R.O.S.S. Ministries through Friday, December 16.

Any and all donations are welcome as we continue to Love Where We Live! Donations can be turned into the Elementary Office.

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Varsity Cheer

Two varsity cheerleaders, Audrey Stanger (12th) and Abby Day (12th), were named All-American. They represented TKA by traveling to Hawaii to be a part of the Varsity Spirit Pearl Harbor Memorial Day Parade. Congratulations, Ladies!


2nd Quarter Report Cards

January 2nd

Second Quarter report cards will go live in the FACTS family portal on Monday, January 2, at 12:00 p.m.

You can use the link below to access the FACTS family portal or visit the "resources" tab on our Website.

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Preview Night

Friday, January 13

Do you have a friend or family member who would be interested in learning more about TKA?

TKA admissions will host a prospective student preview night on Friday, January 13, at 6:30 p.m. in Brandes.

Friends or family interested in possibly sending a new student to TKA may RSVP by clicking the link below, emailing, or calling at 865-573-8321.

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Seymour Christmas Parade

Thank you to all who came out, participated, and supported TKA in the Seymour Christmas parade!

The Seymour Chamber of Commerce announced that one of our floats got 2nd Place out of approximately 110 entries! The float that won had the Mainor family on it playing Christmas songs! Congratulations and thank you all for your support of this fun community event!

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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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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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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.


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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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