January 2010

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Did you know that at Academy at the Lakes, we have our own “Ace of Cakes?” To show their appreciation to Mr. Vo for his great job in teaching them Pre-Calculus, Alex Aucoin and Carrie Layden made an amazing cake to celebrate his January 25th birthday
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Upper Division Key Club students spent the morning of Saturday, January 16, 2010 at the Pasco Food Bank sorting food by categories, labeling and packing boxes and relocating packed boxes for distribution to other centers.
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Author in the House!!!  On January 11, 2010, Lower and Middle Division students (2nd – 6th Grades) got a chance to meet  Jane R. Wood, an author from Jacksonville, Florida, who has written four children’s books.  Ms. Wood visited both campuses during her time at Academy at the Lakes.  During her visit, Ms. Wood discussed...
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Mims Grifo and Diane Hansen, 3rd Grade teachers at Academy at the Lakes, took our 3rd Graders on an awesome adventure at the Crystal Springs Preserve located in southeastern Pasco County.  Crystal Springs Preserve is a 525-acre sanctuary that has been referred to as “Florida’s premier living laboratory.” At Crystal Springs, students learned about the...
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Academy at the Lakes First Graders went to Raymond James Stadium for a grand tour of the stadium on Tuesday, January 19, 2010. The purpose of the trip was to help the students learn about sportsmanship and teamwork in a real-life situation. We had the opportunity to walk out on the playing field through the...
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Remember what seemed like the coldest day of the season?  (Monday, 1/11/2010, with temperatures below freezing in Land O’Lakes).  Maybe it was cold outside, but inside the Wendlek Media Center students were warmed by the hot cocoa and the many stories read to them by members of the Academy faculty and community.  Mr. Heller dazzled...
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Thirty-seven of our most adventurous Upper Division students boarded a bus to Atlanta at 5:30 AM on Thursday, November 19, 2009. It turned out to be the start of one of the most exciting, educational, highly praised UD trips these Academy students and teachers had experienced.
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American parents want their children to be both happy and productive into adulthood. A basic formula to guide us in helping them to grow to their potential does exist: it requires that we provide appropriate levels of nurture, structure, and latitude.
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Thirty seven upper division students competed in the 2009 Wildcat Science Fair in the Wildcat Gym on December 4th. Many students received special awards for outstanding creativity...
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