Academy Spirit Shines at Cross Country Meet

Posted on: October 1st, 2014 Tags: , , , ,

  At the cross country meet on September 29, runners slogged through a tough, two-mile course combined with a healthy afternoon shower. However, the Wildcats were not done when they reached the finish line. As the last of the runners headed in, our Academy student-athletes were looking for their teammate, Jackson B. ’21. After battling […]


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Giraffe Club Election Results Announced

Posted on: September 30th, 2014 Tags: , , , ,

It is an Academy at the Lakes’ tradition for our oldest Lower Division students, our 4th graders, to lead our Giraffe Club. In keeping with Academy’s public speaking program, each of the Giraffe Club officer candidates gave a speech at a special assembly on September 26. Following the candidates’ speeches, Lower Division students cast their […]


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Students Participate in Voter Registration “Signing Ceremony”

Posted on: September 25th, 2014 Tags: , , ,

  An annual Academy at the Lakes tradition continued on September 24 when eight Upper Division students completed their voter registration paperwork at a “signing ceremony.” Each fall, in keeping with Academy’s curricular focus on citizenship, eligible 18 year olds celebrate their right to vote at a special assembly. The ceremony was preceded by a […]


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Academy Swimmers Shine in the Pool

Posted on: September 24th, 2014 Tags: , , ,

  The Academy at the Lakes swim team is off to a strong start. In its season opener, the girls’ team defeated Carrollwood Day School,  85-80. They then moved on to compete against Bishop McLaughlin and Nature Coast Technical school in a tri-meet. The girls’ team, comprised of 10 swimmers, beat both schools 64-30 and 68-25, […]


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Academy Boys’ Singing Group to Perform National Anthems at Tampa Bay Rays Game

Posted on: August 26th, 2014 Tags: , , ,

Twenty-Four and a Half Men, Academy at the Lakes’ Boys’ Singing Group (grades 7 through 12) will perform the National Anthems at the Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays game on Thursday, Sept. 4.


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Coach John Castelamare Retires

Posted on: July 7th, 2014 Tags: , ,

After 43 years of coaching football and being an exceptional mentor to thousands of young men in Hillsborough and Pasco Counties, Coach John Castelamare has decided that it’s time for him to hang up his cleats and retire as the Head Football Coach at Academy at the Lakes. Coach Cas leaves behind a legacy of […]


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Coach Tom Haslam Receives Coach of the Year Honor

Posted on: June 24th, 2014 Tags: , , , ,

Academy at the Lakes’ Tom Haslam has been named the Tampa Tribune’s Pasco County Boys Basketball Coach of the Year. This is the second time in three years he has received the honor (2012 and 2014).


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End of the Year Ceremony held for 7th & 8th Grade Honors

Posted on: May 30th, 2014 Tags: , , ,

Last night on Thursday May 29, 2014, Academy held an End of the Year Honors Ceremony for 7th and 8th Grade students. 8th Graders were welcomed into the High School by Max Stepanets ’15, the Upper Division Student Council President. Academic honors were recognized, as well as a presentation of Departmental and Special Awards. These […]


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Academy Senior Named 2A Softball Player of the Year

Posted on: May 29th, 2014 Tags:

Academy senior and University of South Florida signee, Lauren Evans was recently named 2A Softball Player of the Year by the Florida Dairy Farmers. Lauren is now a finalist for the 2014 Miss Softball Award which will go to the top player in Florida among all classifications. Lauren was named to the Great Britain U-19 […]


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5th & 6th Grade Day of Achievement 2014

Posted on: May 21st, 2014 Tags: , ,

As a culmination to our year’s curricular theme, “Dreamers and Doers,” the 5th and 6th Grade Day of Achievement on Tuesday, May 20 program served as a finale to our students’ academic journey. Day of Achievement served as a recapitulation of the year’s curriculum, but it also included opportunities for spoken roles and musical performances. […]


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