Picasso Style Self Portraits Mrs. Shelley Grossbard Art Class, 4th Grade Students painted a monochromatic self-portrait in the style of Picasso. Students chose one color to create their value paintings – paintings that display varying tints of one color. Some students used a mirror to draw themselves while others used a photograph of themselves. Paintings […]
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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 […]
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 […]
In this very special edition of our Teacher Feature blog series, we are introducing the new 2014-15 faculty!
The level of experience, passion, diversity and dedication that the Academy at the Lakes faculty brings into the lives of our children every day is nothing short of astounding.
The new educators that will be joining our community for the 2014-2015 school year are a hand-selected group of incredible individuals who are just as excited to join us as we are to have them.
In February of 2011, Chelsea Wang came to Academy at the Lakes from China. With family residing here in New Tampa and after viewing the video on the school website, she decided this was the right place for her. Chelsea was immediately attracted to the beautiful scenery and the unique architecture of McCormick Hall.
Following her passion, she has taken Studio Art all four years she has been at Academy. “At first, I was not very good,” Chelsea recalls. “In the beginning I drew badly, like a little kid. The next year I was able to work with Becky yu and Daniella Zacarias (former Academy students). They helped me, and I found out I had talent.”
Kestrel. Nighthawk. Osprey. Peregrine.
Ask any Academy at the Lakes community member, and they will quickly identify these Florida birds of prey as the school’s four “Houses.”
But did you know that Academy’s Houses could just as easily have been named Feta, Gorgonzola, Muenster and Gouda?
Cheesy, yes. But it’s also true.
Of course, the committee members charged with developing and naming Academy’s Houses were only kidding around when they toyed with the idea of cheese names.