One 6×6 inch piece of paper plus 20 intricate folds equals one origami paper crane. In Japanese legends, cranes are powerful creatures that are respected for their ability to bring luck and grant wishes. The legend states that when one thousand cranes are created, the crane will grant a wish or eternal luck. Art students in grades 5-12 worked for two weeks to create one thousand paper cranes. Afterward, the students combined the cranes into garlands. Finally, the installation art piece was complete and ready for its theatrical debut.
Posts Tagged ‘Middle Division’
Students in Ms. Gates’s Middle Division Art class created posters for the Lions Club Peace Poster International Contest. The theme for this year’s competition was “Peace, Love, and Understanding.” Each student’s poster reflected their own idea about what the theme meant to them. Earth, peace signs, united hands and puzzle pieces were just some […]
On Oct. 28 during a special assembly, Dr. Susan MacManus, a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Government and International Affairs at the University of South Florida, addressed 5th through 12th grade students regarding Florida politics and the upcoming election. MacManus is considered to be one of the foremost experts on Florida politics and […]
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 […]
For six Academy at the Lakes’ students, summer vacation included the adventure of a lifetime.
The students, ranging from Grades 5 through 10, traveled with their families as part of Academy at the Lakes’ Amazonia Expedition group, spending eight days deep in the heart of the Peruvian jungle. Amazonia Expeditions is owned and operated by Academy parents of alumni Paul and Dolly Beaver (daughter, Stephanie ’14).
At the cross country meet on September 29, runners slogged through a tough, two-mile course combined with a healthy afternoon shower. However, the Wildcats were not done when they reached the finish line. As the last of the runners headed in, our Academy student-athletes were looking for their teammate, Jackson B. ’21. After battling […]
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.
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.