TKA Sports Schedule: Feb. 9 – Feb. 12, 2016

Sports this week:

Today – 4:30- High School JV Boys Basketball vs. Ambassadors
6:00- High School Girls Basketball vs. Berean Christian
7:30- High School Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Berean Christian

Thursday – *4:00- High School Girls Basketball @ Mt. Juliet Christian
*6:00- High School Varsity Boys Basketball @ Friendship Christian

Saturday – 9:00- 3rd grade Boys Basketball vs. Sevierville @ Sevierville Middle School
10:00- 4th grade Boys Basketball vs. Sevierville @ Sevierville Middle School
11:00- 2nd grade Boys Basketball vs. Sevierville @ Sevierville Middle School
12:00- 4th grade Girls Basketball vs. Sevierville @ Sevierville Middle School
2:00- 5th grade Boys Basketball vs. Sevierville @ Sevierville Middle School
3:00- 6th grade Girls Basketball vs. Sevierville @ Sevierville Middle School
4:00- 6th grade Boys Basketball vs. Sevierville @ Sevierville Middle School

Former Vol “Tiny” Richardson to Coach TKA Offensive Line

TIny and Coach LoweThe King’s Academy announced this week that former Tennessee Vol and Minnesota Viking Antonio “Tiny” Richardson has joined TKA football coaching staff. Tiny will be coaching the offensive line as a non-teaching coach. Learn more by reading this PrepExtra article!

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TKA News and Events: February 4, 2016

 

ELEMENTARY DADDY-DAUGHTER DANCE TICKET PRE-SALES
TKA’S Third Annual Daddy-Daughter Dance for all K4-5th grade girls and their dads/granddads will be on Saturday, February 27 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at River Plantation Conference Center in Sevierville.  The cost is $75 per couple and $15 for each additional student.  Cost includes dinner and souvenir photo.

Moms can take the night off as the girls enjoy this one-on-one time with their dads.  Dad can’t make it?  Granddads, uncles, etc. are welcome to attend.

Order forms were sent home with students last Friday.  Ticket pre-sales end tomorrow, February 5.  Email Summer Delius for more information: summerdelius@yahoo.com

TKA T-SHIRTS FOR SALE NEXT WEEK
Order your official TKA t-shirts to show your TKA Pride!  Shirts are available in long and short sleeves.  A brand new parent shirt is available as well.  Click on the link at the bottom of this message to download an order form.  All orders must be received by Friday, February 12.  All t-shirts are $15.00 each and are approved for Friday dress-code.

MEDIC BLOOD DRIVE, February 10 from 11 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
TKA’s Science Department is sponsoring a Medic Blood Drive on campus.  All donors will receive a free t-shirt and a Texas Roadhouse coupon.  Additionally, Medic will award money to TKA if the total number of donors is more than 20% above our enrollment of juniors and seniors.  The blood drive is open to family members and any others in our community who would like to participate. Help our school win money! Give Life! Give Blood!  Unsure if you or your student can donate blood?  Click on the following link to visit Medic’s website:  http://medicblood.org/eligibility/

TKA YEARBOOK ORDERS
Please click on the link at the end of this email message for ordering instructions for the 2015-2016 TKA yearbook.  There will be two separate yearbooks this year – one for elementary school and one for middle & high school.  Visit www.balfour.com and search “The King’s Academy Seymour, TN” for the middle/high school yearbook or “The King’s Academy Elementary Seymour TN” for the elementary yearbook.  Reduced pricing for a standard yearbook is available through the end of February: $25 for elementary and $35 for middle/high.  Prices increase by $5 on March 1, 2016.  If you have questions, please email Emily Tyre at etyre@thekingsacademy.net.

NOTEWORTHY EVENTS FOR YOUR CALENDAR for the month of February:
February 8/9 – High School Chinese Classes – Field Trip
February 10 – Medic Blood Drive @TKA
February 11 – College Knowledge Night for current 11th grade students, Woody Auditorium, 6 p.m.
February 15 – Presidents’ Day Holiday – No School
February 20 – Science Olympiad Regional Tournament @ Lee University
February 23 – ACSI Music Festival, Woody Auditorium
February 24-26 – 8th Grade Class Trip to Ohio
February 25-March 4 – Senior Class Trip
February 27 – Daddy-Daughter Dance for Girls in Grades K4-5
February 28 – Spring Info Session for prospective families, 1:15 p.m., Ashe Cafeteria

TKA Announces Valedictorians and Salutatorian

L to R: Hanna Wilbourn, Sam Rector, Danielle Quesinberry

The King’s Academy congratulates the Class of 2016 Valedictorians and Salutatorian.  Danielle Quesinberry and Hanna Wilbourn have been recognized as Valedictorians with Grade Point Averages (GPAs) of 4.3.  Samuel Rector was recognized as the Salutatorian.  We look forward to hearing from these outstanding students during the 2016 Commencement ceremony.

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TKA Students Represent TKA in the Sevier County Spelling Bee

Leonardo Nguyen and Quincy Shubert

Leonardo Nguyen and Quincy Shubert

Leonardo Nguyen and Quincy Schubert represented The King’s Academy in the Sevier County Spelling Bee on Thursday, January 14th. Leonardo fought hard and after 10 rounds placed second in the county! Leonardo will compete in the 2016 Southern Appalachia Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 12 at the University of Tennessee. Great job Leonardo and Quincy!

TKA Sports Schedule: Feb. 1 – Feb. 6, 2016

Sports this week:

Tuesday- 4:30- High School JV Boys Basketball vs. Ambassadors
6:00- High School Girls Basketball vs. Ambassadors
7:30- High School Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Ambassadors
8:00- Middle School Varsity Boys Basketball @ at ESK.

Wednesday – TBA- Middle School Girls Basketball Tournament
TBA- Middle School Varsity Boys Basketball Tournament

Thursday – TBA- Middle School Girls Basketball Tournament
TBA- Middle School Varsity Boys Basketball Tournament
5:45- Middle School JV Boys Basketball @ Knoxville Christian

Friday – TBA- Middle School Girls Basketball Tournament
TBA- Middle School Varsity Boys Basketball Tournament
4:30- High School JV Boys Basketball @ St. Andrews-Sewanee
6:00- High School Girls Basketball @ St. Andrews-Sewanee
7:30- High School Varsity Boys Basketball @ St. Andrews-Sewanee

Saturday – 9:00- 6th grade Girls Basketball vs. New Center
10:00- 6th grade Boys Basketball vs. New Center
11:00- 3rd grade Boys Basketball vs. New Center
1:00- 2nd grade Boys Basketball vs. New Center
2:00- 4th grade Girls Basketball vs. New Center
3:00- 4th grade Boys Basketball vs. New Center
4:00- 5th grade Boys Basketball vs. New Center

TKA News and Events: January 28, 2016

MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Please come out to support our middle school basketball teams this evening at 5, 6, and 7.  Our 8th grade players and cheerleaders will be recognized.  Also, the varsity boys team will compete for its first ever division title this evening!  We hope to pack Stokely Gym for all the games to cheer our Lions on to victory.

TKA YEARBOOK ORDERS
Please click on the link at the end of this email message for ordering instructions for the 2015-2016 TKA yearbook.  There will be two separate yearbooks this year – one for elementary school and one for middle & high school.  Visit www.balfour.com and search “The King’s Academy Seymour, TN” for the middle/high school yearbook or “The King’s Academy Elementary Seymour TN” for the elementary yearbook.  Reduced pricing for a standard yearbook is available through the end of February: $25 for elementary and $35 for middle/high.  Prices increase by $5 on March 1, 2016.  If you have questions, please email Emily Tyre at etyre@thekingsacademy.net.

MOVIES AT THE ACADEMY
Our Parent-Teacher Fellowship’s annual “Movies at the Academy” will be tomorrow night, January 29 in Stokely Gymnasium featuring Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out.  Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Concessions will be available. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets for seating.

TKA CHEER CAMP
The King’s Academy cheerleaders and dance team will host a camp for girls in grades K-5 on Friday, January 29 from 4-8 p.m.  All proceeds from the camp will support the TKA cheer and dance program. Camp participants will learn cheers, chants, age appropriate stunts, and a dance routine. Campers will perform what they have learned at 7:45 p.m. Campers will also cheer for one quarter and dance at half time of the varsity high school girls basketball game at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 2!

The cost is $35 and includes pizza. Register online https://www.thekingsacademy.net/cheer-dance-camp/

NOTEWORTHY EVENTS FOR YOUR CALENDAR for the next month
January 25-29 – ECON Week for High School Economics Students
January 29 – Movies at the Academy, Stokely Gym, 6 p.m.
January 29 – TKA Cheer Camp, Ogle Gym, 4-8 p.m.
February 1 – Senior Class Trip Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Woody Auditorium
February 8 – High School Chinese Class Field Trip
February 10 – Medic Blood Drive @TKA
February 11 – College Knowledge Night for current 11th grade students, Woody Auditorium, 6 p.m.
February 15 – Presidents’ Day Holiday – No School
February 20 – Science Olympiad Regional Tournament @ Lee University
February 23 – ACSI Music Festival, Woody Auditorium
February 24-26 – 8th Grade Class Trip to Ohio

TKA Sports Schedule: Jan. 26 – Jan. 29, 2016

Sports this week:

Today – 4:30- Middle School Girls Basketball vs. Webb of Knoxville
4:30- High School JV Boys Basketball vs. Webb (Cancelled)
5:45- Middle School Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Webb of Knoxville
6:00- High School Girls Basketball vs. Webb of Knoxville
7:30- High School Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Webb of Knoxville

Wednesday – 4:00- High School Girls Basketball vs. Mt. Juliet Christian
5:30- High School Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Mt. Juliet Christian

Thursday – 5:00- MS JV Boys Basketball vs. Ambassadors
6:00- Middle School Girls Basketball vs. Ambassadors
7:00- Middle School Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Ambassadors

Friday – *4:00- High School JV Boys Basketball @ Donelson Christian
*6:00- High School Girls Basketball @ Donelson Christian
*7:30- High School Varsity Boys Basketball @ Donelson Christian

Saturday – *11:00- High School JV Boys Basketball @ Friendship Christian
*1:00- High School Girls Basketball @ Friendship Christian
*2:30- High School Varsity Boys Basketball @ Friendship Christian
11:00- 3rd grade Boys Basketball vs. Sevierville #2
1:00- 2nd grade Boys Basketball vs. Sevierville #2
2:00- 4th grade Girls Basketball vs. Seymour
3:00- 4th grade Boys Basketball vs. Pigeon Forge
4:00- 5th grade Boys Basketball vs. Pigeon Forge
5:00- 6th grade Girls Basketball vs. Pigeon Forge
6:00- 6th grade Boys Basketball vs. Pigeon Forge

*These games to be played at Central Standard Time

TKA Sports Schedule: Jan. 19 – Jan. 22, 2016

Sports this week:

Today –  5:30- Middle School Girls Basketball @ Freedom Christian
6:00- High School Girls Basketball @ Carter HS
6:45- Middle School JV Boys Basketball @ Freedom Christian
7:30- High School Boys Basketball @ Carter HS

Thursday – 5:00- Middle School JV Boys Basketball vs. Maryville Christian
6:00- Middle School Girls Basketball vs. Maryville Christian
7:00- Middle School Boys Basketball vs. Maryville Christian

Friday – 4:30- High School JV Boys Basketball vs. Mt. Juliet Christian
6:00- High School Girls Basketball vs. Mt. Juliet Christian
7:30- High School Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Mt. Juliet Christian

Saturday – 10:00- 3rd grade Boys Basketball vs. Pittman Center and TKA 2nd grade
11:00- 4th grade Girls Basketball vs. Catlettsburg @ Pigeon Forge MS
11:00- 6th grade Boys Basketball vs. Pittman Center
12:00- 2nd grade Boy Basketball vs. Pittman Center and TKA 3rd grade
1:00- 4th grade Boys Basketball vs. Pittman Center
4:00- 5th grade Boys Basketball vs. Pittman Center
5:00- 6th grade Girls Basketball vs. Pittman Center

TKA News & Events: January 15, 2016

NO SCHOOL MONDAY IN HONOR OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY

MOVIES AT THE ACADEMY – RESCHEDULED
Our Parent-Teacher Fellowship’s annual “Movies at the Academy” has been rescheduled for Friday, January 29 in Stokely Gymnasium featuring Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Concessions will be available for purchase. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets for seating.

CHEER AND DANCE CAMP
The King’s Academy cheerleaders and dance team will host a camp for girls in grades K-5 Friday, January 29 from 4-8 p.m.  All proceeds from the camp will support the TKA cheer and dance program. Camp participants will learn cheers, chants, age appropriate stunts, and a dance routine. Campers will perform what they have learned at 7:45 p.m. Campers will also cheer for one quarter and dance at half time of the varsity high school girls basketball game at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 2!

The cost is $35 and includes pizza. Register online https://www.thekingsacademy.net/cheer-dance-camp/ beginning Wednesday, January 20.

ROTARY SPEECH CONTEST
All high school students (grades 9-12) are eligible to participate in the annual Seymour Breakfast Rotary Club’s speech contest and compete to win awards and college scholarships. Contestants will present a 4- to 6-minute speech on “Leadership, Service and the Four-Way Test.” The Rotary Four-Way Test (is it the TRUTH?; Is it FAIR to all concerned?; Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?; Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?) is an important aspect of this international service organization. Local competition will be held at the Seymour Library 6:00 p.m., Thursday, March 10. The local winner will advance to the District competition in Cookeville, Saturday, March 26. Students can obtain a copy of “Guidelines for Contestants” from their English teachers or the Guidance Office.

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL – FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Come out to cheer on our middle school basketball teams as they host Berean Christian School at Stokely Gym tonight. Varsity girls play at 5:30, and varsity boys play at 6:30 p.m.
Also, our high school basketball teams open district play tomorrow as they host Hendersonville Christian Academy at the Tibbetts Building. JV boys play at 11 a.m., varsity girls play at 12 p.m., and varsity boys play at 1:30 p.m. Also, please note that game times for Monday (January 18) at home against Karns have been changed: varsity girls play at 5 p.m. and varsity boys play at 6:30 p.m. Go Lions!

NOTEWORTHY EVENTS FOR YOUR CALENDAR for the remainder of January
January 14-18 – High School Choir/Orchestra Disney Workshop
January 18 – Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday – No School
January 20 – Seniors order graduation announcements from Balfour rep, Clark Library, 12:30 p.m.
January 22 – Schoolwide Pep Rally, Tibbetts Building, 2 p.m.
January 25-29 – ECON Week for High School Economics Students
January 26 – Board of Trustees Meeting, Clark Library, 2:45 p.m.
January 29 – Movies at the Academy, Stokely Gym, 6 p.m.
January 29 – TKA Cheer Camp, Ogle Gym, 4-8 p.m.