Beyond the Classroom: 5th & 6th Graders Visit Tallahassee

Posted on: April 15th, 2015 Tags: , , , ,

Each year, Middle Division students travel together on multi-day, overnight trips. These trips relate to students’ course of study, expose them to the life skills involved in travel, and give them the opportunity to bond with their peers in an out-of-school setting. On March 31-April 2, 5th and 6th graders visited Florida’s state capital, Tallahassee. […]

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$92,000 in Scholarships Awarded to Academy Students in State Science Fair

Posted on: April 10th, 2015 Tags: , , , ,

  Academy at the Lakes was well represented at the State Science Fair on Tuesday, March 31 through Thursday, April 2 in Lakeland. Raj Warman ’16 placed 1st in Senior Mathematics and received a four year scholarship to New College of Florida totaling $8,000. Regan McCormick ’17 received Honorable Mention in Senior Health and Medicine […]

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Wildcats Claim Boys’ Tennis District Title; Sweep Doubles

Posted on: April 3rd, 2015 Tags: , ,

Academy at the Lakes’ Boys’ Tennis team won its first-ever District Championship on Thursday, April 2. Fraser Leslie ’19 and Martin Stoyanov ’16 secured the Wildcats’ victory by claiming the boys’ doubles title. Anna Waller ’19 and Daniella Moreno-Kaste ’15 also won the doubles crown for the girls’ team.   In addition, Fraser and Anna each […]

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Science Class Participates in National Video Conference

Posted on: March 31st, 2015 Tags: , ,

Academy’s 7th Grade Science classes were selected to participate in a national video conference for Ocean 180, a contest sponsored by the Florida Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence that is “designed to encourage scientists to share their discoveries and excitement for research with teachers, students, and the public.”

Academy’s 7th Graders, along with students from 336 schools from 21 different countries, served as judges for this program.

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Geography Bee State Finalist Announced

Posted on: March 10th, 2015 Tags: ,

Bobby Pesch ’20 has qualified to compete in the state level of the National Geographic Bee. According to the National Gerographic Bee website, “Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to inspire students to be […]

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Odyssey of the Mind Team Wins Highest Honor

Posted on: March 2nd, 2015 Tags: , ,

  The Odyssey of the Mind team qualified for the state competition by winning the highest award given at the Gulf Coast Regionals on Saturday, Feb. 28. This is only the second year that Academy at the Lakes has participated in Odyssey of the Mind. The team is made up of 6th Graders Jackson Brink, […]

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Science Olympiad Teams Qualify for States

Posted on: February 27th, 2015 Tags: , , , , ,

  Although our Science Olympiad teams were missing 6 members on February 7 (four students were attending the Regional Science Fair, and two were taking the ACT), both the Middle and Upper Division teams will be moving on to states. This is the third straight year Academy has been represented at the State Competition. The […]

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Public Speaking Competition Winners Honored at Assembly

Posted on: February 26th, 2015 Tags: ,

On Wednesday, February 18, the 4th through 11th Grade Public Speaking Contest winners were honored at an assembly. The winners recited their speeches to an audience of peers, faculty, staff, and family.

The public speaking program, through the Language Arts/ English Department, is a special component of the English Curriculum. This program provides opportunities to practice public speaking skills, increase confidence in public communication, and explores literature, poetry, and speech writing.

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5th and 6th Grade Science Fair Winners Announced

Posted on: February 26th, 2015 Tags: , ,

The 5th and 6th Grade Science Fair took place in the Gym during the morning of Wednesday, February 25.

The event showcased how the students used scientific thinking, innovation, and problem-solving skills to research and solve a long-term question.

The students did an excellent job sharing their conclusions!

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Academy Holds True to Tradition, Represents Strong in Regional Science Fair

Posted on: February 17th, 2015 Tags: ,

  Throughout the years, Academy has had a strong representation at the Regional Science Fair. 2014 – 5 first place in category, 4 to state, 1 to international 2013 – 2 first place in category, 1 to state, 1 to international 2012 – 2 first place in category 2011 – 3 to state, 1 to […]

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