The King’s Academy Parent Teacher Fellowship Hosts Movies at the Academy

It was a beautiful night for a movie on The King’s Academy baseball field. Fun and fellowship was abundant! Read more about Movies at the Academy here!

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The King’s Academy Homecoming 2012 Celebration

October 9 -12, 2013 – The King’s Academy celebrated homecoming week with much excitement! Students and faculty alike participated in dress-up days that included Superhero Day, Safari/Jungle Day, Make a Difference Day, and Black and Gold Day. Friday, October 12 the festivities reached their peak! The annual homecoming parade took place at 1:20 followed by a pep rally on the football field! That evening TKA welcomed alumni from the 80s to a class reunion that began before the homecoming football game. Homecoming week was once again a week loaded with fun and school spirit! 

See these Homecoming photos!



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WBIR Coverage: Oakdale at The King’s Academy

Congratulations to The King’s Academy Lions! See WBIR’s coverage of Friday’s game here:


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TKA Alumnu Agnieszka Lukaszczyk Interviewed by NASA – ASK the Academy

Academy graduate Agnieszka Lukaszczyk  (’99) and Outstanding Alumnus of the Year (2010) was interviewed by ASK! See the story here:


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TKA Lions Middle School Football Team Defeats Grace Christian Academy 14-8

The King’s Academy Lion’s middle school football team extended their winning streak to three games as they defeated the Grace Christian Academy Rams 14-8. In an old-fashioned, slug fest the victory came as a result of sheer determination. Offensively we were able to move the ball with relative success, only to find our drives stall due to penalties. After a scoreless, first half, the Lions answered the call to play up to their potential, taking the first drive of the 2nd half all the way into the end zone. 

After Grace scored and converted their 2 point play, our defense rallied.  Defensive stand-outs Sean Moore, Cody Blazier, Aaron Smith, Zach Rollar, and Jake Weekly made crucial stops that allowed our offense to get the ball back. Isaiah Jeffers did the rest, taking a screen pass thrown by Jacob Hoffman 60 yards for the lead yet again. From then on, the Lions had all the momentum and sealed the victory. Our final game is in two weeks at Gatlinburg-Pittman. We hope to see you there! Go TKA Lions!

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The King’s Academy Begins Recycling Program for 2012-2013

Submitted by Traci Greene, TKA High School Teacher

TKA’s recycling program has begun again.  With the leadership of some TKA girls, we filled the dumpster! Last Friday, 30 pounds of plastics and aluminums were recycled.  Great Job!  Let’s remember to REFUSE first, but if necessary, RECYCLE.  Don’t forget, our school can earn points for these products in the Recycle Program where the top winners earn money toward a more “GREEN” campus.

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Volleyball and Soccer Updates for the week of September 17th, 2012 The King’s Academy Seymour, TN

The girls’ soccer team had their second big win of the season last night with a 2-1 score over Claiborne County. The score was 2 to 0 King’s Academy at the half but Claiborne County came out stronger in the second and made a game of things by scoring a goal with about 15 minutes left to play. The Lady Lions held on for the win with some strong defense for the remainder of the game. Great work girls!” Coach Mobley

 Congratulations to The King’s Academy middle school Varsity volleyball team on their eighth win of the season. They played very well last night. They crushed Concord Christian in two games, 25-12 and 25-11.  8th grader, Brianna Connatser led the team with 17 points. In the second game of the night, the Lady Lions defeated Episcopal School of Knoxville 25-14 and 25-10. 7th grader, Ryan Doyle continued the streak of serving 17 points combined in the two games. These wins place the Lady Lions 8-0. Their next competition will be Thursday, Sept. 20 against Knoxville Christian and First Lutheran.

The Kings Academy middle school JV volleyball team pulled off a hard fought victory against the Apostolic School of Knoxville Tuesday night. King’s pulled away in the first match to win it 25-14. Apostolic came back in 2nd match 20-25 over King’s. Leading to a battle in the third match with TKA pushing on to a victory of 17-15. This puts MS JV to a 6-0 record this season. Go Lions!

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“Roots” by LeRoy Beam, Principal of The King’s Academy, Seymour TN

Dear TKA Family,

A lot has happened in my life that has contributed to where I am today. I’ve benefitted from mistakes, adversity, criticism, and even ridicule. I’ve also benefitted from the support, prayers, and encouragement of a lot of people, many of whom are reading this message today. I’m grateful for that encouragement, but that’s not where I’ve learned life’s greatest lessons.

Don’t stop the encouragement and prayers, though. It gives us strength to deal with adversity.

“Your silent thoughts are like the roots of a plant. They remain hidden in the dark recesses of the earth, but from them stems the whole plant—its life and form, its strength and beauty. From them and through them the plant lives and dies. So, too, your thoughts, although hidden, are your real, vital force.” – Lawrence G. Lovasi

– LeRoy Beam
Principal The King’s Academy, Seymour TN

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TKA’s Hall and Thornton Improve Over Last Week’s Finish

Monday, September 10, 2012 over 900 elementary boys and girls from East Tennessee lined up for the cross country race at Cove Lake State Park. The course was over 1 mile in length, slightly longer than last week’s course at Victor Ashe Park. The King’s Academy’s elementary cross country team was ready to race! Two members from the boys team, Nathaniel Hall and Wendell Thornton, improved their finish from last week. Nate Hall moved from 3rd place to 2nd place this week while Wendell Thornton moved from 25th place to 17th place this week.  Two members of the girls team, Anna Mapes and Emma McCarter, continue to improve their times as well. 

Coach Mark Koss is proud of how hard his team is working this year. “Being more competitive in practice has translated into being more competitve at meets,” Koss said.

TKA 5th grader Nathaniel Hall finished 2nd out of 450 runners!


TKA 5th Grader Wendell Thornton finished 17th out of 450 runners!


The King's Academy 2012 Elementary Cross Country Team From L to R: Coaches Maury Mapes and Mark Koss, Back row: Wendell Thornton, Caitlin Hale, Tyler Mink, Reed Harrell, Nathaniel Hall, Lukas Campbell Middle Row: Lauren Collins, Anna Mapes, Ella Knight, Emma McCarter Front Row: Joseph Eubanks, Gavin Hensley, Daniel Kramer, Easton Joyce



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TKA’s Hall and Thornton Finish Cross Country Meet Strong!

Wednesday September 5, 2012 elementary boys and girls from around East Tennessee lined up for the first cross country race of the 2012 season. The one-mile race was held at Victor Ashe Park on a hot, humid afternoon. TKA’s cross-country team was among approximately 900 elementary boys and girls who participated in the races.

Congratulations to Nate Hall and Wendell Thornton for finishing in the top 25! Go Lions!

With a time of 6:04, TKA 5th grader Nate Hall finished third out of 450 runners!









With a time of 6:37, TKA 5th grader, Wendell Thornton finished 25th out of 450 runners!

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