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Playing sports is absolutely one of the best activities children can participate in. Aside from the obvious benefits that come from regular exercise, participation on a team can bring great lifetime benefits. Through team sports, children learn cooperation, how their responsibilities mesh with those of others to produce results, and how to strive for improvement...
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Mark Heller calmly read a copy of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" as water balloons splashed around him. The head master at Academy at the Lakes, Heller, with his Panama hat, suit and bow tie, was sitting calmly in a row boat in the middle of a lake behind the private school on Collier Parkway.
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It was not too long ago that the only "school choice" available to families was either their local, districted public school or private options. Today, the possibilities are many for all families in the Tampa Bay area.
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Parents often ask school administrators for recommendations about summer activities for their children. While the answer varies based on the particular child in question, here are a few general suggestions about how to make the summer enjoyable, memorable, productive, and eye-opening for your child.
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Academy at the Lakes’ Fine Arts Department presented it’s 10th Annual All School Musical on February 20 & 21, 2009. Students in all grades participated in the show and several of our faculty members played in the orchestra. This year’s production, H.M.S. Pinafore, or The Lass that Loved a Sailor, is a comic opera with...
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If we want our children to be good at making spending, saving, and giving choices throughout their lives, we must commit to teaching those skills throughout childhood, adolescence, and even adulthood.
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It was November 1992, and we had just elected a new president. For the past twelve years, the occupants of the White House had been Republicans, and the President-elect, who had won with less than a majority of the popular vote, was a Democrat. None of my students were old enough to have truly remembered...
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