Posts Tagged ‘Middle Division’

Girl Code: A Girls-Only Bonding Experience

Girl Code: A Girls-Only Bonding Experience

As Cyndi Lauper’s lyric goes, “Girls just wanna have fun.”

However, middle and high school can also be a stressful time for teens, especially for girls.

Academy at the Lakes’ middle and high school girls have made it their mission to create strong bonds through meaningful relationships, and they are doing so through Girl Code.

Student Retreats Nurture Academy Community

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Academy’s retreats began in 1995 and have continued every fall with retreats tailored for the Middle and Upper Divisions. The goals are the same – to set the school culture: a community. Students bond and form friendships. New students and faculty learn about Academy’s culture; returning students and faculty are renewed by it.

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.”

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

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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.