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!



Announcements-AM Tuesday, May 5th - Day 6

-The Taste of Akins is approaching quickly and tickets will be on sale in the foyer in the morning at lunch time from May 4-7th.  Tickets are $1.00 each; get your tickets so you won’t be disappointed!

-Grade 8 Japanese Cultural Centre Field Trip today.

-There will be a quick meeting for all lunch hour performers for the Taste of Akins today in the Home Ec. Room at 12:02.

-Hats on for mental health day on Wednesday, May 6.  Please wear a hat to show your support!

-Grade 9’s interested in going to Bellerose in the fall:  There will be a Bulldogs Football Spring Camp 2015 coming up:  Please take note of the following dates:  May 14th-Equipment draw and baseline testing; May 19th, 20, & 21st – Veteran Camp; May 22nd – Exhibition vs Austin O’Brian; May 23rd – Rookie Camp; May 25th, 26th & 27th – Spring Practice; May 28th – Dawg Bowl IV; May 29th – Scrimmage with Ross Shep; May 30th – Shep Jamboree.  Please see poster in the atrium or in the office for more information.

Today at Lunch:

Gator Catch Up, Math Help, Intramurals

Today Afterschool

Boys Rugby