Monday Memo – 11.07.2022

Monday Memo

 “Antigone” – A Rhetoric Production

The Academy Rhetoric Theater Performance students will present  “Antigone,” a tragedy by Sophocles on Friday, November 11 at 8pm and Saturday, November 12 at 1:30pm in the Family First Theater at the Midtown Campus (1201 N Robinson). Doors open 30 minutes before show time. Cost for Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Please Click Here to reserve your tickets. There are no physical tickets, this form simply reserves your spot. Online ticket reservations will close at 12pm on Friday, November 11th, but tickets can still be purchased at the door.

Record Breaking Win at Westmoore

This past weekend, The Academy’s District Debate team traveled to Westmoore to compete against Edmond Santa Fe, Edmond Memorial, Norman North, and Enid High School.  After Friday’s rounds ended, The Academy had students in 15 of the top 16 seeds moving into Saturday’s elimination rounds (with 9th grade Rhetoric student, Noah Steves, as 1st seed of the bracket!).  After Saturday’s rounds ended, 10th grader George Leydorf received 3rd place with 10th grader Nick Simon in 2nd place.  Special shout-out to 6th grader Jessie Carter for finishing 4th place — the highest placement for any 6th grader in the history of The Academy’s debate program (and perhaps the history of Oklahoma high school debate).


Near the end of The High King, the concluding volume of the Chronicles of Prydain, Taliesin the bard tells Taran, the hero of those books, “Learning is not the same as wisdom.” I nodded my head and added silently, “And a curriculum is not the same as an education.” Click here to read more from our Director of Educational Development, Mr. Jamie Cain.


The Academy Boys JV Basketball Team won their season opener Thursday night 34-33 in an exciting game that went down to the wire. During the exciting last minute, Bennett Spears made a free throw with 10 seconds left that proved to be the difference. Hollis Gridley led the Griffins with 10 points and 5 rebounds. Luke Abbott (7 points, 6 steals, 3 rebounds) and Calvin Thomas (7 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals) both played excellent all-around games as well.

Varsity girls also started out their season strong. They faced Life Christian Thursday night and won 48-34. Sydney Kitchen led the team in scoring with 18 points and Cora Shutt added 15 points.

Varsity teams will face Glencoe on Tuesday night.


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Lessons and Carols

The service of Nine Lessons and Carols is an historic service used during the seasons of both Advent and Christmas, in which we meditate upon and give worship to Almighty God through readings from Holy Scripture and carols of praise and thanksgiving for His coming. The Scripture lessons take the worshiper through the full history of our salvation from Genesis to the Gospels, and the carols give us an opportunity to respond to the goodness of God in praise. As we walk into this humble moment, may we center our hearts and minds on Jesus and may we lean into the reverence of this special moment as our students lead us in worship.



  • December 1 – North Lessons & Carols at Southern Hills Baptist Church

Rehearsal Morning (no classes following) 

Service begins at 7pm

  • December 2 – North Late Start Matins begins at 9am
  • December 8 – South Lessons & Carols at First Baptist Church OKC

Rehearsal Morning (no classes following) 

Service begins at 7pm

  • December 9 – South Late Start Matins begins at 9am

Specific information will come via email as the date draws near.

Do You Know SGO?

You are invited to enjoy a complimentary lunch and learn about a way you can put your tax dollars to work, funding scholarships for students at The Academy. Through The Academy’s Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO), you can receive 75% of your donation back in your pocket through a state tax credit! Sound too good to be true? Clay Collum, CPA and Stephen Taylor will share the details you need to know and be available to answer your questions. Complimentary lunch will be provided by The Giving Society, so RSVP today.  I look forward to seeing you there.


DATE / TIME: Wednesday, November 30 @ 11:00am

LOCATION: First Baptist Church 1202 N. Robinson, OKC 73103

RSVP: tmorgan@theacademyok.org

District Dates 

  • November 11 – 12 – Antigone Drama Production
  • November 21 – 25 – Thanksgiving Break
  • November 30 – Do you Know SGO: Lunch and Learn
  • December 1 – Lessons and Carols (North) – half day
  • December 8 – Lessons and Carols (South) – half day
  • December 16 – Last day of 1st Semester (Full Day)
  • December 19 – January 6 – Christmas Break
  • January 9 – First day of school, 2nd semester
  • January 9 – 20 – J-Term
  • January 15 – Re-Enrollment Begins
  • January 16 – Martin Luther King Observance Day, No School

For a comprehensive list of Campus Specific dates Click Here!

Also, for your convenience, we have copied our District Calendar dates Here for the 2022/2023 school year to allow you to mark these dates on your calendar early!