Grandparents & Special Friends Week

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Message From Our Head of School

Dear Grandparents and Special Friends of Academy at the Lakes:
Necessity truly is the mother of invention. And in this highly unusual and historic year of the Coronavirus Pandemic, so many aspects of how we bring school to life have been forced to change. The challenges presented have been significant, but Academy at the Lakes has persevered, created, and even thrived in the face of these obstacles.
A great example is this first-ever Virtual Grandparents Week, April 6 – 9. During this special celebration (that temporarily replaces our annual Grandparents Day), we will present you with the opportunity to view many different aspects of school life, to see and hear our students perform, and to participate in activities that will keep us all close despite our temporarily necessary physical distance.
We hope our efforts will keep you close to our school and our students despite the pandemic, and that we will soon be able to come together again on campus to celebrate the love of learning and the joy in the journey that are fundamental to an Academy at the Lakes education.
We are grateful to have you, our Grandparents and Special Friends, in our school community! We are only a few “clicks” away! Thank you for participating in this new endeavor.
Mark Heller

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Head of School
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Thank You From The Fund for Academy

We are deeply grateful to you for supporting this event and for your partnership to help us provide an excellent experience to our students. If you would like to make a gift to Academy at the Lakes, please click here.
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Photo Galleries

Grandparents and Special Friends
Special Furry Friends
E-Learning with AATL
Family Photos
Class of 2021
House Pride
2021 Senior Prank
Happiness Day
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Why We Love our Grandparents and Special Friends

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Engineering Fair

This year, Academy at the Lakes had six representatives at the Pasco Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Five of these students placed in the top 3 or won a special award! Here are the results for our student’s projects:
Ben H. ’25: 1st in Plant Science and State Science Fair.
Eden J. ’25: 1st in Animal Sciences, State Science Fair, Association of Women Geoscientists Award, USAID Science Champion Award, Broadcom Masters nominee.
Daniel J. ’25: 1st in Environmental Science, State Science Fair, National Association of Biology Teachers Life Science Award, American Meteorological Society Award, Broadcom Masters nominee.
Ethan N. ’25: 2nd in Physics.
CJ F. ’25: 3rd in Biomedical Sciences.
Each student submitted a video summary of their project. Check out some of the projects here:
Daniel J.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOFIFQ-C7zs
Eden J.: https://youtu.be/hLk6cjZQIWM
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Lower Division Videos

PreK

PreK

PreK

JK

SK

SK

First Grade

Second Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Third Grade

Third Grade

Third Grade

Third Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fourth Grade

Fourth Grade

SK Padlet Link

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First Grade

First Grade

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Middle Division Videos

Fifth and Sixth Grade

Seventh Grade

Seventh and Eighth Grade

Robotics

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Upper Division Videos

Instant Boyfriend

Mrs. Vreeland’s Advanced Placement Language and Composition students collaborated to design commercials that promoted an original product, an invention. In designing their commercials, students considered their target markets and purposefully included persuasive strategies and visual rhetoric to convince their audience to buy the product.  Additionally, they wrote an analysis of their commercial that explained the reasoning behind their rhetorical choices and how the strategies persuaded their target audience.

The Fifteen Minute Hamlet Project

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Performing Arts Videos

McCormick String Quartet

Beginner Strings 1

Beginner Strings 2

Beginner Strings 3

Strings 1

Strings 2

Orchestra

Girls Singing Group

Boys Singing Group

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Other Academy Stories

Contact Information:

Jessica Fugate
Director of Development
Jfugate@AcademyattheLakes.org

o: 813-948-7600, ext. 310

Deanna Purpura
Development Associate
Dpurpura@AcademyattheLakes.org

o: 813-948-7600, ext. 323