October 2014

Month

Picasso Style Self Portraits Mrs. Shelley Grossbard Art Class, 4th Grade Students painted a monochromatic self-portrait in the style of Picasso.  Students chose one color to create their value paintings – paintings that display varying tints of one color.  Some students used a mirror to draw themselves while others used a photograph of themselves. Paintings...
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  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...
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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...
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Hundreds of good old-fashioned, hand-written letters, the kind requiring pen to paper, are en route to Class of 2014 Academy graduates. The letters, written by Upper Division students, will land in New York and Chicago and as far as California. And while those letters are bringing smiles to our alumni, current Wildcats are also spreading...
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The Greek Gossip Mrs. Rodowsky Modern World History, 9th Grade
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Reading aloud is about more than learning to read, it is about making connections between parent and child. Reading to your child can create an emotional bond like no other. It's a bond that will withstand varying stages of growth and development and it also will provide an avenue to communicate.
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  Despite having the fewest number of swimmers and the least number of event entries, Academy swimmers walked away finishing in 6th place out of 15 teams at the Tampa Bay Classic Meet this weekend. This meet provided the swimmers with a preview of the competition for the State swimming series which begins Nov. 1st....
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  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...
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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...
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The air is slowly becoming cooler and Halloween is just around the corner, so we’ve gathered a list of some family-friendly events around Tampa Bay for you and your family to enjoy.
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