Middle Division

Executive Director of Global Action Coalition Speaks to Students at Academy

Posted on: November 7th, 2017

On Monday, Nov. 6 during Advisory, Rob Rowen Executive Director of the Global Action Coalition and Academy’s partner in supporting our sister schools in Nepal spoke with Middle Division students about the significant impact the funds raised by Academy had on the students of these schools. Donations from Academy support lunch programs, sweaters, school supplies, […]


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5th and 6th Grade Classroom Transforms into Sunken Ship for Excavation Activity

Posted on: October 4th, 2017

Hands-on learning is a big part of what sparks a love of learning at Academy at the Lakes. In Mrs. Vargas’s 5th and 6th Grade Social Studies classes, it is no different. Every other year for the past five years, as part of an integrated unit of study during the 5th and 6th Grade Suite’s […]


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7th and 8th Grade Student Council Representatives Elected

Posted on: September 29th, 2017

On Friday, September 29 Middle Division selected their Student Council. The vote was held for the first time using a secure digital voting system. The goals for the Council this year are not only to provide students with several opportunities but also to build a Gaga Ball court and fundraise for Puerto Rico and our […]


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5th and 6th Graders Become Part of the Wonder Certified Kind Classroom

Posted on: September 19th, 2017

Our 5th and 6th Graders have recently become part of the Wonder Certified Kind Classroom for this school year. Students will be doing acts of kindness throughout the year, as well as participating in various challenges. The first challenge was to create a design for a t-shirt that shows what kindness and inclusion, one of Academy […]


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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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5th Graders Earn Honors at Pasco County STEM Fair

Posted on: May 4th, 2017

Photo Credit: The Castillo Family A science fair project is the perfect union of our Academy at the Lakes Curriculum and Core Values. From Critical Thinking and Communication to Balance and Distinction, these projects challenge our students to grow in many ways and help them develop into confident, skilled, and thoughtful science-minded leaders of tomorrow. […]


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McKenna Smith Wins Titles; Swimmers Shine at District Championships

Posted on: November 1st, 2016

McKenna Smith ’21 headlined for Academy at the Lakes’ swimming team at the District Championship meet on Oct. 27 at Berkeley Prep, winning titles in both the 50 and 100 freestyles. Based on her performance at Districts, McKenna has qualified second overall in both events for the Regional Championships on Friday, Nov. 4 at Florida […]


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Dale Carnegie Skills for Success Workshop Series Offered at Academy at the Lakes

Posted on: October 12th, 2016

The Dale Carnegie and Academy at the Lakes partnership program: Generation.Next will take place weekly beginning Sunday, Jan. 8 – Feb. 26 from 2:00pm – 5:30pm in the Upper Division building on McCormick Campus. Generation.Next is a leadership workshop presented by Dale Carnegie for students in Grades 8 – 12. The course focuses on five […]


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Author and Co-Founder of HGTV Speaks with Academy Students

Posted on: September 15th, 2016

Academy at the Lakes was very pleased to welcome business executive and author Susan Packard to campus on Wednesday, September 14 for a special lunch with our Future Business Leaders of America club and separate chats with the boys and girls in Grades 7-12. Ms. Packard is the author of New Rules of the Game: […]


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