Monday Memo 03/06/2023


Monday Memo

Academy Fine Arts

North Drama production was wonderful this weekend! Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 7th, our Rhetoric program performs, Rhetoric Follies.Watch for more details to come as ourSouth Dialectic Production,The Wind in the Willows, March 24th and 25th!

Rhetoric Follies

Join us for one night of singing, dancing, and performing followed by a reception and art exhibit. The Rhetoric Dance, Theater Performance, Choir, and Advanced Art classes will showcase their talents in this spectacular event hosted at the Midtown Family First Theater inside FBC OKC on March 7, 2023 at 6:30pm.CLICK HEREto charge your FACTS account and reserve your seat orCLICK HEREand share this link with friends and family that don’t have a FACTS account!


Teacher Appreciation Week!

We are recognizing our amazing teachers and staff this week,March 6th-10th. To join in celebration and support,pleasecontact your Culture and Events representative and find out how you can help!

North:Jamie Howell: jhowell@theacademyok.orgor Hilary Clark: hclark@theacademyok.org

South:Dana Smith: dsmith@theacademyok.org

Midtown:Megan Brown: mbrown@theacademyok.org


Dialectic Debate Domination

Last weekend, 32 Academy students from all 3 campuses traveled to Inola, Oklahoma to compete against Tulsa School of Arts & Sciences in Lincoln Douglas debate. Our students competed Friday and Saturday, with 8 Dialectic students sweeping the top 8 spots! A special congratulations to the top 4, pictured here (from left to right: Isaac Martin, Ben Cone, Kanon Gridley, and Kaiser Braly) and a huge shout-out to Kanon Gridley for winning the entire tournament! We could not be prouder of our dialectic debaters for their hard work and success at this high school tournament.


Hope for the Journey

The Academy is excited to be a host site for this well- known conference aimed at encouraging and equipping parents and teachers to meet the everyday needs of children utilizing the principles of Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®). Hope for the Journey began as a conference for adoption/foster families but includes many helpful tools for ALLchildren. Mark your calendars for April 14, 2023 from 8:30am to 3:00pm. The event will be held at our South Campus.

For more information contact Tana Schuermann at (tschuermann@theacademyok.org), or Lindy Beswick (lbeswick@theacademyok.org). Stay tuned for an online registration to save your spot at this event.

Academy Awards

SAVE THE DATE for the Academy Awards, held on Friday March 31st! This annual project, run by our Cultural Engagement and Organizational Leadership group supports St. Paul’s Community School. Our Rhetoric students have been working hard on their films and we can’t wait for you to see them. Mark your calendars and join us for a night of laughter, food, movies and more.

Tickets may be purchased by CLICKING HERE,and are $3 each, or may be purchased at the door for $5. If you unable toattend this event but would still like to support St. Paul’s, youcan DONATE HERE!Doors open at 5:30pm and the showings will start at 6:00pm!



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Yearbook on Sale

Yearbooks are stillon sale! Follow this link to complete your order:https://forms.office.com/r/Ti01KNjkTR

This month, the yearbook staff are looking for pictures from:

    • Classroom Christmas Parties
    • Rhetoric Winter Dance & Dialectic Dance
    • J-Term Classes & Trips
    • Speech Meet
    • Grammar Feasts, Festivals, and Field Trips

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


District Dates

  • March 7 – Rhetoric Follies
  • March 6 – 10 – Teacher Appreciation Week
  • March 13 – 17 – Spring Break
  • March 23 – Johnnie’s Night
  • March 24-25 – South Dialectic Theatre Production ofThe Wind in the Willows
  • March 31 – Academy Awards, Fundraiser for St. Paul’s Community School
  • April 1 – Admissions Blitz
  • April 7 – Good Friday, No School
  • April 14 – Lyceum Project
  • April 22 – Admissions Blitz
  • May 5-6 – Rhetoric Theatre Production ofThe Winter’s Tale
  • May 11 – Schola Cantorum
  • May 12 – Griffin Games
  • May 13 – Capstone Conference
  • May 18 – Johnnie’s Night
  • May 19 – Graduation
  • May 24 – Last day of School, ½ day of class

For a comprehensive list of Campus SpecificdatesClick Here!

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