Welcome to Lorne Akins Junior High School

Welcome back to all of our new and former students, staff, and parents - all members of the Lorne Akins ‘Gator Family’. Together we will endeavor to learn to live and to live to learn within the common sense rules and relationships of a big family. Being a Lorne Akins Gator means being respectful of one’s self and all other stakeholders who join together to ensure that the 600 or so days of Junior High School are valuable academically, socially, athletically, and in the service of others.

Learning occurs along various pathways at Lorne Akins. Whether through formal instruction in the core and complementary classes, by joining clubs, being on teams, or becoming involved in the leadership of activities and events here at L.A., students learn how to think and how to organize their time and materials to prepare themselves for success in school and in life. Students will learn to connect rights to responsibilities and privileges to obligations. Ultimately we want students to understand that the will to prepare to learn is often more important than the will to learn and that learning habits are formed through preparation, perseverance, and repetition, rather than just showing up at school. This is what we mean when we say that ‘Learning is Job 1 at Lorne Akins’.

Thumps of the Gator tail go out to our first line educators, the parents. We appreciate it when they check agendas for daily entries, marks, and assignments, when they sign and return mark charts, read report cards, fill out surveys, browse the newsletter, pursue homework-on-line, attend interviews, support extracurricular activities, volunteer, and just plain stay in touch with subject-area teachers and their T.A.’s.

Please take some time to explore our site and see what our school can offer you!



Thurs.,  June 16th, 2016 - Announcements - Day 5

Students need to be prepared with the following materials to write their final exams in the morning of each exam day:

Monday, June 20 Science Final Exam (HB pencil, eraser, calculator recommended)

Wednesday, June 22 Math Final Exam (HB pencil, eraser, ruler, protractor, must have a calculator, graphing calculator is NOT permitted)

Thursday, June 23 L.A. Final Exam (HB pencil, eraser, NO thesaurus or dictionary)

Friday, June 24 Social final Exam (HB pencil, eraser)

No electronic devices are allowed with you - Bring reading materials with you to the exam in case you finish early.

****You must bring your own calculator – you cannot use your ipod or iphone for that purpose!

Students - If you have permission to study at home in the afternoon on exam days you must bring a note to your T.A. teacher by June 17th.  Study Hall sessions will also be provided at school on those days. Also, Tuesday June 21st is National Aboriginal Day (No Exam) - interested students can go on a field trip  to celebrate the day to Sir George Simpson in the afternoon (Social teachers will be sharing details / field trip forms  with you). We will also have a Special Study Hall schedule for the day on June 21st.

*****Remember to return your APPLE Day forms. The sooner the better!  If you are NOT going on APPLE Day you still need to return the form with your parent’s signature saying you will be staying home. ****

The concession will be open every day during exam week (June 20-24).  The usual items will be available, including pizza.  There might even be some "year end" sales.

If you do not have a Grade 9 group photo and want one, there are extras in the office that you can purchase for $25.00

As Friday is our final day of classes, we will be having a locker cleanout in the afternoon. Start taking home old gym clothes and other things you don’t need for the rest of the week.  Please remember to bring your OWN garbage bags for Friday. 

If you are planning on attending K-Days this summer, we have free youth passes for July 22 and July 26th  in the office. In order to use the pass, you must be accompanied by an adult.  

Lost and Found is on display in the Atrium until June 16th at 3PM. Please come and collect your things.  Anything left over will be donated. 

A reminder to all students who won items at the silent auction -- Please bring in your money and collect your artwork from Mrs. Priddle, Mrs. Barrett, or the front office as soon as possible.

Grade 8 and 9 FFL fees are overdue. Please get your $30 in as soon as possible.

Attention to all students who were on the OP 8 Canoe Trip – Please return the dry bags that were borrowed from the school to Mr. Russell’s room 210.

This week from Monday, June 13th to Friday, June 17th ,the Home Ec Room will be open during lunch every day so students can use this extra time to complete their sewing projects.

Tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday we will be selling off the Gator Gear for the low price of $15.00 for Hoodies and Sweats while supplies last.

Math Help will be in rm 105 at 12:02 – 12:50 every Monday through Thursday.

Gator Catch-up will run every Tues & Thurs from 12:05 until 12:50. Remember to bring your lunch to Rm 205. 

Sewing Club runs every Wednesday lunch time - 12:05-12:50

Butterfly tools are not allowed in the school – with or without attachments.

Transportation Policy

For all students that are riding a school bus this year there are two new policies that you need to be aware of.  If a student needs to ride a different bus for a day parents must contact Transportation Services at District Office to inform them of the change 3 business days before the ride.  For students that need to ride a different bus on a regular basis, for example early dismissal days, parents must contact Transportation Services and request a new bus pass, again, providing 3 business days’ notice.  St Albert Public Schools Transportation Services can be contacted at 780-460-3712.
Lost and Found
If you have lost any items, please check the lost and found boxes located in the lunch room, and/ or come to the office. 
Please check the school calendar for current sporting schedules.