Posts Tagged ‘Middle Division’

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

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

makingsinsbeautiful

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.”

Mud Run 2014

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

Photos and captions by Kendra Falby ’21, Reporter for a Day On Wednesday, April 30, 2014 the 7th – 12th  graders ran in the mud run and it was at the McManus  Campus. They were running because they were trying to raise money for our school, but you can only run if you got pledges […]

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.

Girl Code Spends a Special Night on Campus

  Girl Code, an all-girl club that helps 8th graders transition to high school, hosted a sleepover event on Friday, March 7. In keeping with Academy’s Core Curriculum values of citizenship, character, and collaboration. Girl Code members in grades 9 through 12 help mentor the 8th Graders through this unique club. At the sleepover, the […]

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.

MD Math Club Participates in Regional Competition

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

On Friday, Feb 14, 2014, the MD Math Club participated in their regional competition at MOSI for the national Mathcounts Competition, which will be held in Washington, DC. Academy was one of 14 schools competing.   Only the top 2 schools and top 4 individual competitors were identified and are moving to the state competition in […]

Teacher Feature: Mrs. Katie Vargas

Posted on: February 13th, 2014 Tags: ,

The Teacher Feature blog series celebrates our faculty’s passion for education and their joy in the journey of building our students’ futures. In this series, we will get to know these beloved educators. Just like our students and families, our instructors matter here. To learn more, visit our website.

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 Students Attend Anti-Bullying Workshops

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

Throughout the month, Academy students in grades 5 through 8 will attend Anti-Bullying workshops presented by Mr. Robert Villavisanis, a professional mental health counselor, and Mrs. Debbie Villavisanis, a professional occupational therapist. The presentation and workshop will help students identify the various forms that bullying can take, including “cyber-bullying” and “sexting,” and will offer strategies […]

The Academy Difference: Extended Trips

Posted on: January 8th, 2014 Tags: , , , , , ,

The Academy Difference blog series explores how our faculty integrates the 6 “Cs” of Academy at the Lakes’ Core Curriculum. Our faculty ensures “the success of each individual at school, in the community, and in the world,” by connecting every classroom experience with at least one of our 6 Cs.  To learn more, visit our […]