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!



Fri, Oct. 9th - Announcements - Day 5

The concession will be closing at 12:45  today, Friday, Oct. 9.


Please note - the Jr. Girls/Boys VBall game after school today is now being played at Lorne Akins NOT Elmer S. Gish

Any Outdoor Pursuits students that don’t have a lock need to be sure they are putting their bikes in the garage – NOT the bike rack.

A light blue sleeping bag and 2 Thermarest mattresses are missing following the Grade 9 HELA trip. They were  in a black garbage bag. Please have a look through your belongings and if you have these items,  please let the office know.

For the Fit For Life Classes – If you are a swimmer on your Triathlon team and you will be swimming this week, please meet Mr. Schmidt at the pool.

If you're children are riding their bikes to school, please ensure they are also remembering to bring a lock. 

 ‘Tis the season for St. Albert Public Schools Christmas Card artwork search. Students of all ages are invited to enter the contest. Stop by the office for more information and to pick up an entry form.

Please remember to check out the Lost and Found tables in the Atrium over the next week for any items you may be missing.

Math Help will be in rm 105 at 12:02 – 12:50 every Monday through Thursday.  If you feel you need a little help, please go along and see Mr Schulha or Mr Shmyr. 

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

Entertainment books are now available in the office - $40. Please see Ms. Riendeau.

SUTP books are available for $20 in the office.

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. **Please note - the Jr. Girls/Boys VBall game after school today is now being played at Lorne Akins NOT Elmer S. Gish,