Monday Memo – 11.14.2022

Monday Memo



Lessons & Carols

The service of Nine Lessons & Carols is a 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.

Please watch your email for a detailed note from our Fine Arts Coordinator, Suzanne Morrison, tomorrow (Tuesday 11/15).


  • 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 OKC

         Rehearsal Morning (no classes following) 

         Service begins at 7pm

  • Dec 9 South Late Start Matins begins at 9am


This weekend, the Academy’s debate team competed in their final tournament of the semester. Facing students from Edmond North, Edmond Memorial, Edmond Santa Fe, Norman North, and Durant on Friday, The Academy advanced 11 debaters to the top 16 on Saturday. In his first debate tournament ever, 10th grader Jack Biggs finished with the 3rd place medal. Special shout-out to 6th-grader Jessie Carter for finishing top 16 at every tournament this semester. We are so proud of our Griffin debaters and can’t wait to see what next semester’s tournaments hold!

Dinner at the Garage!

Pop into the Garage downtown at Midtown (1117 N. Robinson) for dinner and enjoy their menu and support The Academy while you dine! The Garage at Midtown has graciously partnered with The Academy and will donate 10% of ALL PROCEEDS received on the evening of Wednesday, November 16th.

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



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Yearbooks on Sale Now!

Yearbooks are on sale now! Click this link to complete your order and lock in Early Bird Pricing. This month, the yearbook staff are looking for pictures from:

    • 8th Grade Egg Drop
    • Muffins with Mom
    • Fall Fine Arts Night
    • The Academy Auction
    • Fall Recitation Day
    • Grammar Feasts, Festivals, and Field Trips

Please email pictures to yearbook@theacademyok.org and include the names of the students featured. Thanks for all your submissions so far—we cannot do this without you!!

District Dates 

  • November 16 – Garage (Midtown) Night
  • 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!