Posts Tagged ‘Lower Division’

Student Showcase: I Am a Soldier

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

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Each year in honor of Veterans’ Day, Academy students write meaningful poems, letters, and essays to our nation’s heroes. Makena Clemence ‘24 from Mrs. Mullarkey’s third grade class wrote a piece entitled “I Am a Soldier,” in which she modeled the style of her piece after the children’s book Atlantic.

Photo Bomb: Halloween at Academy

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Halloween festivities were in full swing last Friday at Academy at the Lakes. Students, teacher and faculty dressed up for the day’s activities.

Lower Division students came across the street to McCormick Campus and went trick-or-treating on Middle and Upper Division.

Student Showcase: Picasso Style Self Portraits & Letters to Grandparents

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

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 […]

How to Read to Your Child

How to Read to Your Child

Reading aloud is about more than learning to read, it is about making connections between parent and child.

Reading to your child can create an emotional bond like no other. It’s a bond that will withstand varying stages of growth and development and it also will provide an avenue to communicate.

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 […]

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 […]

What to Expect on Your Visit Day

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Part of the admissions process for Academy at the Lakes includes a student visitation day. This gives you, the student, an opportunity to get to know what life at Academy at the Lakes is like, and it gives our students, teachers, and admissions staff an opportunity to get to know you!

Teacher Feature: Meet Our New Faculty

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

Teacher Feature: Meet Our New Faculty | Academy at the Lakes

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.

Making Sins Beautiful: An Exploration of the Seven Deadly Sins Through Art

Posted on: June 2nd, 2014 Tags: , , , ,

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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.”

Summer Reading Reccomendations for Kindergarten – 4th Grade

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Looking for some good reads this summer for your Kindergartener through 4th Grader? Here are some of the best books from the last year. With strong characters, fun plots and wonderful storytelling, all of the following books should provide plenty of entertainment for readers.