Lion’s Club Peace Poster Winners Announced

Posted on: October 29th, 2014 Tags: , , ,

  Students in Ms. Gates’s Middle Division Art class created posters for the Lions Club Peace Poster International Contest.  The theme for this year’s competition was “Peace, Love, and Understanding.”  Each student’s poster reflected their own idea about what the theme meant to them.  Earth, peace signs, united hands and puzzle pieces were just some […]

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Political Expert Addresses Middle and Upper Division Students

Posted on: October 29th, 2014 Tags: , ,

On Oct. 28 during a special assembly, Dr. Susan MacManus, a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Government and International Affairs at the University of South Florida, addressed 5th through 12th grade students regarding Florida politics and the upcoming election. MacManus is considered to be one of the foremost experts on Florida politics and […]

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Duncan and McCormick sisters lead Academy to 6th place finish in the Tampa Bay Classic Swim Meet

Posted on: October 14th, 2014 Tags: , ,

  Despite having the fewest number of swimmers and the least number of event entries, Academy swimmers walked away finishing in 6th place out of 15 teams at the Tampa Bay Classic Meet this weekend. This meet provided the swimmers with a preview of the competition for the State swimming series which begins Nov. 1st. […]

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Academy Celebrates Founder’s Day & New Renovations

  On October 9, the school continued its tradition of celebrating Academy’s founding year (1992) and honoring long-time employees at an annual assembly. Recognized during the assembly were all employees who have worked at the school 10 or more years. This year, there were four new members joining the 10 and 20 year ranks: Penny […]

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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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