February 2017

Month

3rd Grade Gardening
The National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America’s largest wildlife conservation and education organization, is pleased to recognize that Academy at the Lakes has successfully created a Certified Schoolyard Habitat® through its Garden for Wildlife program. Academy has joined with over 5,000 schools nationwide that have transformed their schoolyards into thriving wildlife habitats that provide essential elements...
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where the wild things should be
Words by Sheri Mahoney, Upper Division Science Instructor Sheri Mahoney is in her 3rd year of teaching at Academy at the Lakes as the Upper Division Life Sciences teacher. Sheri is obsessed with manatees, marine iguanas, and everything else that is vascularized. Living in Florida is a dream for her and she still can’t get...
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Original Article by Times Staff SOFTBALL: USF infielder Lauren Evans, a former Academy at the Lakes star who hit .500 in five games this past weekend, was named American Athletic Conference player of the week. Read the full article here.
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alexis kilfoyl softball
Original Article by Bob Putnam, Times Staff Writer Diane Stephenson, hired in July as softball coach at Academy of the Lakes, kept hearing about a young pitcher she was about to inherit. Stephenson knows talent. She spent 16 years as the coach at Indiana University. Last month, she decided to check out her new ace...
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pasco regional science fair students
The Pasco Regional Science and Engineering fair was held on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Weightman Middle Shcool. More than 200 students from Pasco county competed in 26 categories (13 Middle Division and 13 Upper Division). Academy students placed first in nine categories and second in three.  Five students will be moving onto the Florida State Science...
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Public Speaking Group
Academy at the Lakes held its annual grade-level Public Speaking Competition to determine each grade-level representative for the Public Speaking Assembly to be held in the Academy Gym on Monday, Feb. 13. The annual Public Speaking Competition is an integral part of Academy at the Lakes’ curriculum and core values as we seek to instill...
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teaching imagination why the fine arts matter in education
Words by Jay Gibson, Director of Library Services One of the best things about teaching at Academy at the Lakes is seeing the effect our Fine Arts programs have on our students. When I interact with a student in the classroom, I only see his or her academic persona, the one that is intellectually focused,...
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On Friday, Jan. 27 Academy at the Lakes Honors History students in Grades 9 and 10 participated in a National History Day (NHD) competition in the McCormick Campus Gym. According to the National History Day website, The National History Day Contest: “encourages more than half a million students around the world to conduct historical research...
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