Lower Division

2017-18 Lower Division Giraffe Club Officers Elected

Posted on: October 20th, 2017

On Wednesday, Oct. 11, 4th Graders interested in becoming part of the Giraffe club gave speeches to the entire Lower Division during Morning Assembly. Giraffe club Speeches 2017-18 from Academy at the Lakes on Vimeo. These speeches are just one of many opportunities Lower Division students have to practice their public speaking skills as part […]


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JK and SK Join Seniors in Special 25th Anniversary Founders’ Day Cake Baking and Decorating

Posted on: October 3rd, 2017

One of Academy’s traditions is the annual Founders’ Day Cake Baking and Decorating with Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, and 12th Graders. In the morning, JK and SK separate into Houses where, with the help of teachers, students bake Founders’ Day cakes. Later in the day both grades travel across the street to decorate the cakes […]


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Total Solar Eclipse Used as a Learning Tool Across All Grade Levels at Academy

Posted on: August 22nd, 2017

McCormick Campus Eclipse 2017 from Academy at the Lakes on Vimeo.   On Monday, Aug. 21 students in grades PreK3 – 12th Grade were given solar eclipse glasses and participated in various age-appropriate activities throughout the day. Lower Division students took turns viewing the eclipse outside while Upper and Middle Division students gathered in the […]


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2017 Summer Reading Recommendations for Kindergarten – 6th Grade

Posted on: June 22nd, 2017

Want to find some great summer reading books your kids during the summer break? Here are some of my favorite picks for rising Kindergarten – 6th Grade students chosen from School Library Journal’s Best Books of 2016 provided by expert school librarians across the country. With strong characters, fun plots, and wonderful storytelling, all the […]


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My Day as a Reporter at Academy at the Lakes

Posted on: April 19th, 2017

Words by Julia Pesch ’26 Reporter for a Day – Julia ’26 from Academy at the Lakes on Vimeo. Actors, Firefighters, and more. Reporting is fun, and can be a little hard sometimes, but today I was a reporter. I asked kids what they want to be when they grow up, and what college they […]


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National Wildlife Federation Certifies New Schoolyard Habitat at Academy at the Lakes

Posted on: February 28th, 2017

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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Student Guest Post: Preschool and Elementary Students Give Graduation Advice

Posted on: May 19th, 2016

As a graduating senior and known existentialist, I have often wondered what I should do with my life. How could I make my mark on the world, be happy, and leave a legacy? Months of deliberation have lead me to one final conclusion: I have absolutely no idea.

Not a clue in the slightest, so I decided to ask the Lower Division kids what I should do after I graduate, and these are the results.


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Student Showcase: “My Man Blue” Poems

Posted on: April 14th, 2016

Mrs. Fowler’s 4th Grade class read the poem “My Man Blue” by Nikki Grimes. After reading the poem, students wrote their version of the poem employing vivid imagery and comparison.


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Student Showcase: Love Poems

Posted on: February 25th, 2016

Love Poems Instructors: Mrs. Kim Stein and Ms. Andrea Yoder Class: 2nd Grade 2nd Grade students in Mrs. Kim Stein’s and Ms. Andrea Yoder’s reading class wrote love poems during their recent poetry unit. Students focused on using their senses while writing. The poems were timely in light of Valentine’s Day and Random Acts of […]


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2016 Public Speaking Competition Winners Announced

Posted on: February 5th, 2016

On Monday, Feb. 1, 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. 8. The annual Public Speaking Competition is an integral part of Academy at the Lakes’ curriculum as we seek to […]


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