December 2015

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Original Article by: By Darek Sharp, Times Correspondent TAMPA — What was already a thoroughly entertaining and dramatic Jaguar Holiday Tournament final looked headed for extra minutes Wednesday. But in the hysteria that followed Plant’s Sydney Johnson’s steal and tying basket with five seconds left in regulation, the Panthers fouled Audra Leipold. “Did you see...
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Original article by Rodney Page Academy at the Lakes sophomore guard Audra Leipold is off to a hot start. She is averaging a Tampa Bay-best 24.5 points per game through 10 games this season. Leipold was a key player in last year’s 27-2 team as a freshman. “It’s not a fluke,” Wildcats coach Karim Nohra...
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Using Google Docs in the Classroom
Written by Mrs. Kim Vreeland, Upper Division & A.P. English Instructor Gone are the note cards. Gone are the highlighters, the piles of papers, the ink smudges and eraser flakes. Gone are the plastic covers. Rest in peace, note cards et al. Google Docs has arrived. I’d heard of Google Docs and even dipped my...
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Original Article Michael Murillo When Tom Haslam took the athletic director position at Academy at the Lakes around seven years ago, the school had varsity teams. But, a lot of their games were against junior varsity opponents. With a high school enrollment of slightly more than 100, the talent pool was limited. In some sports,...
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‘Experience’ Gift Ideas for Kids In Tampa Bay
When your house is overflowing with stuff and Grandma and Grandpa have gone a little overboard with the gift-giving during the holidays, it may be time to consider giving the gift of experiences instead of things. Memories will last so much longer than toys – and they will have a much bigger impact, too. The...
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Original Article by: Darek Sharp, Times Correspondent TAMPA — Academy at the Lakes really needed the halftime break Friday. Not only did the Wildcats bring just six players to face Academy of the Holy Names, the Wildcats were completely out of sorts. But the Lakes team that has become the custom over the last several...
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Experience over explanation
Academy at the Lakes’ successful science department has even more to brag about with the addition of its Environmental Science course led by science teacher Ms. Sheri Mahoney. The course is a field-based class designed to engage students in an in-depth study of ecology with a focus on the human impact on the environment. Academy’s...
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Academy at the Lakes’ Girls Basketball player Imani Thomas ’17 surpassed the 1,000 career point mark with her 17-point performance in a 79-45 win over Cornerstone Orlando on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Imani, who has helped lead the Wildcats to the State Final Four each of the last two years, now has 1,012 career points. She...
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environmental science
The Power of Community is creating change at Academy at the Lakes. The 2015 Annual Fund concluded October 13, but the positive effects will be long-lasting. Our campus is thriving due to our community’s generous giving, which contributes to Academy’s unique culture. The Annual Fund provides a margin of excellence for The Academy Experience. Below...
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Original article by Andy Villamarzo, Tribune Correspondent Eric Horchy contributed to this report Before coach Karim Nohra’s arrival at Academy at the Lakes, the beginning of girls basketball season was always an afterthought at the school. The former Cambridge Christian, Tampa Catholic and Wesley Chapel coach has now led the Wildcats to four straight berths...
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