Posts Tagged ‘Upper 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.

Things We Pinned & Alumni Advice: Dorm Room Essentials & More

Posted on: June 26th, 2014 Tags: , , , , , ,

Dorm Room Essentials

As our 2014 Academy at the Lakes graduates head off to college this fall, we thought they might want a little help with their school shopping – or in this case, dorm room shopping!

Recently, we made a board on Pinterest dedicated to dorm room ideas! From groceries, to storage, to décor, this board has it all! Check it out here.

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.”

Cabaret Night: How Academy Integrates Our Core Curriculum Into Chorus

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All singers in Boys’ and Girls’ Chorus participate in a very special end of the year event called Cabaret Night in which the Academy gym is transformed into a dinner theatre atmosphere with tables, elegant décor, spotlights and light refreshments.

“Initially, Cabaret Night took the form of a recital where we had audience members in rows and students performed on stage. The last two years, it has finally developed into the concert event I envisioned years ago, a ‘dinner theatre’ type atmosphere.” Katie explained, “I am thankful to Ms. Michele Cozzolino’s (Academy parent) event planning and Ms. Dorie Burnham’s (Academy’s Business Manager) logistical geniuses for helping me achieve this vision!”

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 […]

The Academy Difference: Giving High School Students a Taste of Medicine

Posted on: March 5th, 2014 Tags: , ,

For the first year in Academy at the Lakes’ history, the school is offering an exclusive Introduction to Medicine Seminar for Upper Division (High School) students considering a career in medicine.

In this unique course, students have the opportunity for hands-on, medical training similar to what they would experience in a college or post-college course. The seminar is being taught by two M.D.’s who are part of the school community, parent Maggie LaPunzia Wells, M.D., and retired physician Dr. Lou MacManus.

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) […]

A Day at Academy with…Hannah Burnley

Posted on: January 29th, 2014 Tags: , , , , ,