Posts Tagged ‘Lower Division’

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.

The Academy Difference: House System

House Signs

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.

6 Great Dr. Seuss Books for Beginning Readers

6 Great Dr Seuss Books for Beginning Readers

This week is the premier of Academy’s all school musical, Seussical!

In honor of our musical, we are sharing this list compiled by our Lower Division Library and Reading Specialist, Mrs. Debbie Szarko, of Dr. Seuss books for beginning readers.

9 Benefits of Summer Camp

School may be out in during summer, but that doesn’t mean the learning has to end. Summer camp is a fantastic way for children to stay active both mentally and physically.

The benefits of attending a summer camp are numerous, so we’ve narrowed it down to our top 9 reasons why summer camp is beneficial for your child.

Top Performers in Chess Club Tournament Announced

The chess tournament held 16 tournament players; 14 club members; 21 Academy MD and UD students who are involved in the club and/or tournament. Tournament place order: 1. Tom Xia (King) 2. Raj Warman (Queen) 3. Jack Rogers (Knight) 4. Romo Li (Rook) 5. Roshan Warman (Rook) 6. Matthew Martin (Knight) 7. Anya Zalac (Bishop) […]

Academy 4th Grader Selected for FMEA Elementary All State Chorus

Posted on: January 15th, 2014 Tags: , , , , , ,

Congratulations to Elise Faith, class of 2022! She did a fantastic job of representing Academy at the Lakes at this year’s Florida Elementary Music Educators’ Conference All State Chorus. Being selected is quite an honor and reflects an individual’s commitment to excellence in singing. Elise went through an audition process and was selected from a […]

9 Educational Play Activities for Kids

Whether your child is in school or at home with you, educational play is a fantastic way to spend quality time together while disguising learning with fun!

After School Activities – Session 3

Posted on: December 26th, 2013 Tags: , ,

  The after school activities brochure and registration form for session 3 is now available. Session 3 runs from January 13 – March 3 and includes the following activities: Basketball Book Cooks Cheerleading Cooking Lego:Gears & Gadgets2 Little Artists Mad Science Paper Mache Sports Games Tumbling Zumba View the brochure here: 2013-14 Session 3: After […]