TKA Students Bring Home Awards From ACSI Math Olympics

ACSI Math Olympics 2016 The King's AcademyCongratulations to all 36 students who participated in the ACSI Math Olympics at Concord Christian School. Over 250 students from eight different schools competed. What an incredible honor to represent our school! We are pleased to announce the following students placed in the reasoning category for their grade levels: MacGregor Hall 1st place; Christian Hoffman 3rd place; Joseph Eubanks 4th place; Nicos Carvalho and Harrison Rollins 5th place. Additionally, Leonardo Nguyen earned 2nd place and Bianca Hood earned 4th place in the computation category. We look forward to next year’s competition.

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TKA Sports Schedule: May 2 – May 6, 2016

Sports this week:

Today – 4:30- High School Tennis @ Heritage High School
5:30- High School Soccer vs. St. Andrew’s-Sewanee
6:00- High School Softball @ Donelson Christian

Tuesday – 4:00- High School Softball @ Donelson Christian
4:30- High School Tennis @ Maryville High School

Friday – TBA- High School Tennis tournament
TBA- High School Softball regional play-in game

Saturday – 12:00- High School Track & Field Division II Invitational @ USN

TKA Expands Dual Enrollment Partnership with Carson-Newman University

The King’s Academy’s long-standing relationship with Carson-Newman University has taken on added significance with an expanded dual enrollment partnership.   Guidance Counselor Lea Ann Voiles made the announcement March 21, 2016, following discussions between TKA faculty with their counterparts on the CNU faculty.

A dual enrollment relationship between a secondary school and a college or university enables a high school student to earn credit for a high school diploma and college credit at the same time while taking the same course.  Prior to the new agreement, TKA students have been able to enroll in Spanish and Biology dual enrollment classes, earning up to 12 college semester credits in Spanish and 3 college semester credits in Biology.   These courses are taught by TKA faculty during the regular school day at TKA, allowing a student can earn up to 15 college credit hours from Carson-Newman University without leaving the TKA campus.

With the new agreement in place, beginning in the 2016-2017 school year TKA will be offering four additional dual enrollment courses.  American History I/History 201 (fall semester); American History II/History 202 (spring semester); Writing and Literary Studies I/English 101 (fall semester); and Writing and Literary Studies II/English 201 (spring semester) are added to the approved list.  The English courses are for 11th graders.

Students must be in 11th or 12th Grade, have a specified ACT score, and be accepted to Carson-Newman University to take dual enrollment courses. The fee for dual enrollment courses is $230 per semester hour in addition to TKA tuition.

Voiles encouraged TKA faculty in their negotiations with Carson-Newman professors, saying these relationships benefit TKA students. “We are very excited to offer this opportunity to our students,” she stated.

 

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TKA News and Events: March 25, 2016

Classes Dismiss at Noon today, Friday, March 25, 2016. 

There is NO aftercare – students must be picked up at 12 p.m.

The Business Office will be closed next week. 

Scrip is only available tomorrow morning in the elementary building.

PTF RODEO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The PTF Rodeo is scheduled for April 16 beginning at 4 p.m. at Tri-C Farms in Seymour.  We need YOUR help to make this event a continued success.  We are using Volunteer Spot to organize volunteers.  There is something fun for everyone!  Please click on the following link to sign up: http://vols.pt/w5fW5e

A NOTE OF THANKS

Thank you to everyone who participated in Tuesday’s “Blue Out” for colon cancer awareness.  Almost $700 was raised to donate to The Colon Cancer Alliance.

TKA PRIDE DAY: Saturday, April 9

In recent years our campus has benefited from many volunteers who generously gave their time and labor during TKA Pride Days.  Mark your calendar for our next TKA Pride Day event Saturday, April 9, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.   Everyone in the academy family is welcome to come and help with some of our spring cleaning and maintenance needs that can get pushed aside amidst the hectic pace of the school year.  Various projects will be underway, and everyone is encouraged to help out wherever they can.  This is a great opportunity for high school students to log some community service hours.  Please click on the attachment at the end of this message to learn more about TKA Pride Day.

 ALUMNI FOOTBALL GAME: Saturday, April 30

Last year the academy hosted the first Alumni Football game and it proved to be a “hit” with all who participated.  This year’s game is scheduled for Saturday, April 30 at 7 p.m.  The cost is $50 per player and includes a souvenir t-shirt.  If you know and Harrison-Chilhowee or TKA alumni football players, please share details about the upcoming game with them.  Interested alumni can email Coach Lowe – mlowe@thekingsacademy.net

NOTEWORTHY EVENTS FOR YOUR CALENDAR through April 2016

March 25 – Classes dismiss at Noon-no aftercare; dorms close at 5 p.m.

March 28-April 1 – Easter Holidays

April 3 – Dorms reopen at 3 p.m.

April 4 – Classes resume

April 7 – Roane State Music Festival

April 8 – Roane State Academic Festival

April 8 – Prom Dress Check, Miss Sasscer’s Office, 3:10-4:15 p.m.

April 9 – TKA Pride Work Day, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

April 11-15 – Terra Nova Testing for Grades K-8

April 11 – The Magic of Reading with Dr. Rich Davis, Tibbetts Building, 1 p.m., Grades 1-6

April 12 – TMTA Math Competition at Maryville College

April 15 – Sports Physicals @TKA, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

April 16 – PTF Youth Rodeo at Tri-C Farms, 4 – 9 p.m.

April 16-17 – Smoky Mountain Air Show @McGhee Tyson Airport

April 18 – HS Band/Choir Field Trip, Dollywood’s Festival of Nations

April 21 – Middle/High School Spring Concert, Woody Auditorium, 7 p.m.

April 22 – Softball Field Dedication Ceremony

April 22 – Cheer & Dance Team Tryouts, Tibbetts Building, 7 p.m.

April 23 – High School Prom, The Square Room, 7:30-11:30 p.m.

April 26 – Board of Trustees Meeting, Clark Library, 2:45 p.m.

April 28 – Elementary Science Camp

April 28 – Class Visit Day for Prospective Parents for grades 6-12, 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m.

April 29 – Elementary Field Day

April 29 – Advanced Anatomy Field Trip to Atlanta

April 30 – AP Biology and AP US History Review Sessions, 8:00 a.m.

April 30 – National Honor Society Service Event

TKA Sports Schedule: March 22 – March 26, 2016

Sports This Week:

Today – 4:30- High School Tennis @ William Blount High School
4:30- High School Baseball vs. Concord Christian
5:00- High School Track & Field @ Karns High School
5:00- Middle School Soccer vs. St. Joseph School
6:00- High School Soccer @ Berean Christian
6:00- High School Softball @ Halls High School

Thursday – 4:15- High School Tennis @ Heritage High School
5:30- High School Soccer vs. Carter High School
6:00- High School Softball vs. Grace Christian Academy

Friday – 11:00- High School Softball vs. Cherokee High School
1:00- High School Softball vs. Cherokee High School

Saturday – 9:00- High School Track & Field @ Hardin Valley

Two TKA Students Win Awards of Merit

Congratulations to Makayla Johnson and Taylor Daft. They each won Awards of Merit for their drawings in the 23rd Annual Sevier County Student Art Show held at the Arrowmont School of Arts And Crafts in Gatlinburg. Taylor and Makayla are pictured below. Following are pictures of other TKA student artwork submitted to the Student Art Show.

Makayla Johnson pictured with her artwork (the colorful round drawing below her)

Makayla Johnson pictured with her artwork (the tree in the background entitled “Tree”)

Taylor Daft pictured with her artwork (the blue bird in the background)

Taylor Daft pictured with her artwork (the blue bird in the background entitled “Majestic”)

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TKA Student Poems Selected for Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans

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Back Row L to R: Samantha Gilmore, Sydney Stinson, Caroline Rauhuff, Luke Jones 3rd Row: Peyton Brooks, Olivia Henderson, Jasmine Lamborn, Lilly Kate McKinney 2nd Row: Matthew Starkey, Matthew Ayers, Skyler Floodquist, Kaedan Hitt 1st Row: Josh Cook, Braxton Duncan

Congratulation to all 14 fourth-grade students from Mrs. Rollins’s classroom for being selected to have their poems published in the 2015-2016 Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans! Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans has been around since 1989; it is for young writers to actually see their work and the work of other young poets in an annual hardback book. This is an opportunity for students to be exposed to the pleasures of a literary life.

 

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TKA Sports Schedule: Mar. 14 – Mar. 18, 2016

Sports This Week:

Today – 4:30- High School Baseball vs. Washburn High School
5:30- High School Softball @ Cherokee High School

Tuesday – TBA- High School Baseball @ Stone Memorial High School
4:00- High School Tennis vs. Gatlinburg-Pittman @ Mynatt Park
5:30- High School Softball vs. Midway High School
6:00- High School Soccer vs. Morristown West @ Morristown East

Thursday – 4:30- High School Tennis vs. Jellico High School
4:30- High School Baseball vs. Claiborne County High School
6:00- High School Softball vs. Coalfield High School

Friday – 6:00- High School Soccer @ Morristown East

Saturday – 12:00- High School Baseball vs. Henderson Christian
1:00- High School Softball vs. Henderson Christian (DH)

TKA Senior Selected for ETSU University Honors Scholars Program

Austin ShafferAustin Shaffer was recently admitted into the 2016-17 Freshman class of the University Honors Scholars program at East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Only 22 students out of approximately 4,500 incoming freshman are selected each year for this prestigious award. The award includes full tuition, books, housing, meal plan and $1000 spending money! In addition, Austin will be enrolled in honors classes and will receive priority registration for the pre-med program.

Congratulations Austin, from your TKA family! You earned it!

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TKA News and Events: March 10, 2016

Don’t forget to “Spring Forward” to Daylight Savings Time this weekend. 

SPRING PORTRAITS FOR GRADES K4-11 ARE FRIDAY, MARCH 11

PTF RODEO T-SHIRT PRESALE – All orders are due Friday, March 11

Our PTF is sponsoring the 4th Annual Youth Rodeo and Round Up at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 at Tri-C Farms in Seymour.  You can pre-order your 2016 Rodeo t-shirt this week only (March 7-11).  Shirts are $10 each, and are approved for Friday dress code.  You can download an order form by clicking on the link at the end of this email.  All orders must be turned in this Friday, March 11.  More rodeo details to come!

ELEMENTARY SPRING CONCERT: FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 7:00 p.m.

Our elementary students will present a special musical performance in celebration of “Our Great United States of America.”  Students and teachers have been hard at work on this patriotic concert and you won’t want to miss it!  We’re expecting a full house, so plan to arrive early for seating.  Also, there will be a brief PTF meeting at 6:30 before the concert begins.

INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL: Saturday, March 12 at 6:00 p.m.

TKA’s annual International Food Festival is this weekend!  Each year the academy’s international students host this unique event to showcase various foods from their native countries.  Everyone is welcome, so please invite friends and family.  Purchase tickets at the door: Adults – $10; Children (grades 1-5) – $5; Family (Parents & children) – $30.

CHANGE IN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS TRIPS PROPOSED

Due to the trend of declining participation in high school class trips over the past eight years, significant changes are proposed beginning in the 2016-2017 school year.  This is prompted by the fact that less than half of the high school students went on their class trips this year, and is the norm in recent years.  Only 3 of 42 international students went on a class trip in 2016.  Additionally, some international students are not allowed to go to Guatemala because of visa restrictions, thus making it impossible for them to participate with their class.

Plans being considered:

1)   Accomplish some of the same team-building goals of class trips by having a high school retreat in the fall semester.

2)   Offer a Senior Class Trip within the United States during Easter Break.

3)   Eliminate junior, sophomore and freshman class trips.

4)   Offer mission trips (Guatemala, etc.) to interested students during summer months.

As administrative personnel work on this matter, feedback is welcome. Suggestions may be sent to Dr. Grubb at wgrubb@thekingsacademy.net or Dr. Beam at lbeam@thekingsacademy.net.

SPRING DRAMA – OUR TOWN: Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19

The academy’s drama department will perform Thornton Wilder’s Our Town on Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m. in Woody Auditorium.  Admission is $10 for adults, and $5 for students.  This event is open to everyone, so please click on the link at the end of this email to download a poster to share with your family and friends.

TKA PRIDE DAY: Saturday, April 9

In recent years our campus has benefited from many volunteers who generously gave their time and labor during TKA Pride Days.  Mark your calendar for our next TKA Pride Day event Saturday, April 9, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.   Everyone in the academy family is welcome to come and help with some of our spring cleaning and maintenance needs that can get pushed aside amidst the hectic pace of the school year.  Various projects will be underway, and everyone is encouraged to help out wherever they can.  This is a great opportunity for high school students to log some community service hours.

NOTEWORTHY EVENTS FOR YOUR CALENDAR for the remainder of March

 

March 11 – Spring Portraits, grades K4-11

March 11 – Prom Dress Check, Miss Sasscer’s Office, 3:10-4:15 p.m.

March 11 – Elementary Spring Concert, Woody Auditorium, 7 p.m.

March 12 – International Food Festival, Ashe Cafeteria, 6 p.m.

March 13 – “Spring Forward” to Daylight Savings Time

March 18 – Advanced Anatomy Field Trip to UT Vet School

March 18 – Prom Dress Check, Miss Sasscer’s Office, 3:10-4:15 p.m.

March 18 & 19 – Spring Drama Performance: Our Town, Woody Auditorium, 7 p.m.

March 25 – Classes dismiss at Noon; dorms close at 5 p.m.

March 28-April 1 – Easter Holidays