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!

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Wednesday, Feb. 3rd, 2016 - Announcements - Day 6

Marmot Ski Trip  - First come, First Served.  Only Gator Ski Club members will be accepted this week. Next week we will open registrations up to the whole school.  Marmot forms are on the front counter.

Any skiers who have signed up for ski club but know they cannot go on  future trips, please come to the office to let Ms. Riendeau know. This allows those students who were on the wait list time to register.

A reminder to all boys PE classes - please bring your swimming gear for NEXT WEEK beginning on Feb. 9th. 

A reminder to Mr. Anderson's Outdoor Pursuits classes - You will be skating for the month of February so please remember to bring your skates and helmets.

CHOMP COUNCIL – Bring your pocket change next week, Gators, to buy tickets for our delicious Valentine’s Day Pancake Brunch in support of the Heart and Stroke foundation. $4.00 (two toonies!) will get you a couple of steaming hot pancakes with toppings, cooked up fresh by your CHOMP Council on Thursday, February 11th.  Tickets will be on sale Monday through Wednesday in the morning and at lunch. 

Hey Gators! If you’re in the St. Albert Public Library anytime until February 14th, check out the amazing Lorne Akins art exhibition above the children’s section! Your Gator artists have worked hard on the pieces that have gone into the show!

No school on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 4 and 5th - Teacher's Convention. 

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

Yearbooks from 2014-15 are now for sale in the office for $35.00

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. 

Intramurals have moved inside during the lunch hour with the students playing a variety of sports.

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

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.