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 June 1st - Day 6
-A reminder that APPLE DAY forms are past due. Please bring them down to the office ASAP.
-It’s June…time to smile! TA group pictures will be taken on Wednesday (this week) so be ready!
-Gr. 9’s listen up! Please check the Gr. 9 photo in the open area to check the correct spelling of your name please do this by today! Any corrections do not write on the sheet, go see Mr. Baba.
-Come to the school this Thursday anytime between 5:00 – 9:00. There will be incredible music, breathtaking and interactive Graphic Design, plus a yummy BBQ. Where would you want to be?
-Paul Kane will be hosting a cheerleading camp for future cheerleaders for Gr. 9-11 students. Practice will be basic stunting, choreography, gymnastics and football cheers. The camp runs June 1, 3, 5 from 3:30-5:30 in the small gym. For more info, contact Jennifer Guiney at PK High School-780-459-4405.
Today at Lunch.
Intramurals, Math Help
Girls Rugby Practice