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TKA News and Events: March 10, 2016
- March 11, 2016
- Posted by: Jerry Atchley
- Category: News and Events
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.
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
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