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!




Sr Volleyball Tryouts start this week: All Grades Welcome!!

Girls – Tuesday Sept 1st 7am, Wednesday 2nd Sept 3pm, Thursday 3rd Sept 7am, Friday 4th Sept 3pm.

Boys - Tuesday Sept 1st 3pm, Wednesday 2nd Sept 7am, Thursday 3rd Sept 3pm, Friday 4th Sept 7am.

Jr Volleyball Tryouts start sometime next week.

Students that want to sign out outdoor balls (basketballs, footballs, soccer balls) during the lunch hour must go to the fitness room between 12:20 and 12:30 with your agenda.  You will trade your agenda for a ball and then return the ball to the fitness room at 12:50 when the bell rings to come back inside – at that time you will get your agenda back. 

Get your Gator Gear we will be selling Gator Clothing on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in the Atrium from 12:20 – 12:50.  Check out the samples in the trophy case and get your gear soon.

We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable students to work in the concession.  Your commitment would be approximately 20 min once every 6 day cycle.  All Grades may apply.  Please see Mrs. Bucannan in the concession for more details and to sign up if you are interested.

Wednesday is Booster Juice Day.  Go to the library before 8:25am and order your Booster Juice. $5

Friday is Pizza Day.   Each Slice is $4.00.  Choices are Pepperoni, Cheese, or Ham & Pineapple.  You may purchase tickets in the morning before 8:25 am and pizza will be handed out in the foyer at noon.