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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Mon.,  May 30th, 2016 - Announcements - Day 4

Our CHOMP council Bottle Drive is tomorrow, Tuesday, May 31st with all proceeds going to the Red Cross for Fort McMurray fire victims. Bottle drop-off will be tomorrow ONLY between 8-8:20 and 3-3:30PM by the sheds at the back of the staff parking lot.

Everyone is invited to attend our Guitar Concert this Thursday, June 2nd from 5-9. We are hoping for great weather so we can enjoy some terrific music outdoors. We will also be holding an Art & Graphic Design Silent Auction on Thursday from 5:30-8:00PM with all proceeds going toward the Art & Graphic Design programs. Bids start as low as $2.00.

Any Grade 9’s wishing to purchase a year-end class photo please bring money and envelope to Mr. Baba as soon as possible.

The Fort McMurray fundraiser popsicles are now being sold in the concession for $0.50. All proceeds will go to the Red Cross.  Thank you for your support.

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.