January 2017


gayle blevins speaks to AATL softball players
The day after celebrating the first official day of softball practice with new Head coach Diane Stephenson, Academy at the Lakes softball players gathered on Tuesday, Jan. 24 to kick off the new season with an inspirational, educational, informative, and interactive talk with guest speaker Gayle Blevins, retired college softball coach and experienced public speaker....
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alumni reflection cj lewandowski
Words by CJ Lewandowski ’12 As a 2012 graduate, I was fortunate to experience some of the most influential years of Academy progress and witness a substantial change from School Spirit “back then” to what Academy School Spirit has now become. When I first came to Academy, everyone was proud. We were proud of the...
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lexi kilfoyl softball
Academy at the Lakes’ sophomore Lexi Kilfoyl was one of only 24 athletes from around the country to be selected to join the 2017 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Training Team after a two-day selection process that took place in Clearwater, FL. AATL’s new Head Softball Coach Diane Stephenson watched her tryouts. “She did fantastic....
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science fair 2017
Academy at the Lakes will be represented at the Pasco Regional Science Fair on Feb. 4 at Weightman Middle School with 17 participants in the event. Several Academy at the Lakes students will be competing at the fair. The science fair process includes researching a question, formulating a hypothesis, and developing experiments. Upper Division Science...
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On Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 Academy at the Lakes was pleased to welcome 10 alumni home from college to speak with current seniors about subjects ranging from academics, summer activities, mental and physical health, safety, dorm life, homesickness, clubs and activities, and making friends. The alumni participants in this year’s panel explained just how important...
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Academy at the Lakes Teacher Invited to Speak at Florida Gulf Coast University
As part of Florida Gulf Coast University’s Black History Month celebrations in February, Academy at the Lakes’ Upper Division United States History instructor Mr. Shawn Moore has been invited to present a lecture about the evolution of hip-hop. Moore’s lecture explores how modern day hip-hop has progressed from drumming in Africa through work songs, touching...
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bullying and teasing
Words by: Dr. Jason Dobrow, Guidance Counselor Dr. Jason Dobrow is the Guidance Counselor at Academy at the Lakes. He is a native of Denver, Colorado and possesses degrees from Arizona State University, University of Colorado at Denver, and the University of South Florida. Jason lives in Tampa with his wife Jacqui, daughter Leila, dog,...
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