Parents, we have two and a half weeks remaining. I want to pause and express thanks for the many blessings we’ve received this year. We have finished the year with continuous in-person learning, our teenagers have risen to the occasion by managing COVID guidelines with grace and maturity, and we are growing in beautiful ways! As of today, the high school boasts a 2021-22 population of 115 students. We’ve been able to hire incredibly qualified teaching candidates who embody personalities and philosophies that align beautifully with our school mission and my personal mission for our Rhetoric culture. I have consistently been blessed by your supportive words and have noted the many gifts existing within our Academy community. As I’ve watched our community of students, parents, and staff rally together in grace-filled relationship I’ve often pondered the words in Psalm 133 when the write equates unity with God’s anointing and blessing. Thank you for the trust and support you’ve offered me and our Academy administrative teams this year. I have no doubt that the last 2 weeks will welcome opportunity to celebrate with students – especially our Seniors – and allow us to close the curtain on this year with excitement for what is to come!

Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity![a] 2 It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes! 3 It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the LORD has commanded the blessing, life forevermore. Psalm 133

A Few Logistics

Arsenic & Old Lace – Our Drama 2 class will present this production Friday and Saturday evening. If you haven’t purchased tickets yet, check your emails for a communique from Debbie Rankin with a link inserted for ticket purchasing. In keeping with our current COVID practices, we are not limiting the audience size and will fill the FBC theatre. We ask guests to where masks during the production since social distancing standards will be alleviated.

Choir Concert – Thursday, 6pm on May 13th at FBC in the sanctuary.

Check your emails for specific instructions. Performers will need to be present on Tuesday evening, May 11th from 4:30-6pm. Performers will need to arrive on Thursday at 5:20pm. Performers will need to wear “Sunday best” attire.

1. Summer Prefect Retreat – 2021-22 House Leaders, mark your calendars for our Leadership Retreat on June 28th- 30th. Mrs. Debbie Rankin will be sending you more information closer to the date.

2. Academy Bus Drivers – We are planning ahead for bus drivers for the 2021-22 school year. If you are interested, please contact Mr. Stephen Taylor at staylor@theacademyok.org A CDL may be required, which The Academy will help you achieve by funding the certification training and providing directional steps on how to accomplish this task.

3. May 19th Griffin Games – Students will need to bring a disposable sack lunch, which they will take with them to All Souls Episcopal Church and eat on the grounds prior afternoon events. School dismissal will be at 11am. Parents will transport students to All Souls Episcopal for Griffin Games (or arrange personal carpool options). Games start at 11:30am. Culture & Events sent out a detailed FAQ sheet about this event. Please check your email and access this information.

Upcoming Calendar Events

  • Mondays Chapel, formal uniform
  • Tuesdays Off Campus Lunch Day, Hildegard may wear jeans & spirit wear tops all year
  • Thursdays Lyceum days or Spirit days, monthly


  • May 7 & 8 Drama 2 Production: Arsenic and Old Lace
  • May 19 Griffin Games, 11:05am school dismissal
  • May 21st Graduation
  • May 26th Last Day of School, Half Day, Dismissal 11:50am