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!



Thursday, Nov. 26th - Announcements - Day 4

Audrey’s Book Fair Wednesday – Friday in the Atrium and library. If you purchase a book on Wednesday or Thursday, you will be entered in a draw to win a book of your choice up to a maximum of $15.00.

We will have all items from Lost and Found in the atrium starting today. If they are not claimed by Friday, Nov. 27th, all items will be donated.

On Monday, you can begin to bring in your food donations for the student/teacher Hockey/Ringette game. Every food item donated earns you a ticket to either be a player in the game or have your name in the draw for great door prizes!  

Auditions for the Lorne Akins Drama Club Production will take place this week.  Please make sure you are at least five minutes early for your audition. Auditions will take place in the Art Room.  Please wait outside the room until you are called in.

The art room will be closed all week at lunch time due to the drama club auditions.

Next Tuesday, December 1st, there will be a Chomp Council meeting in Room 106 at 12:02PM to plan the DECEMBER CHRISTMAS BAKE SALE.  All interested students are welcome.

The 3rd set of demographic forms were sent home with some students on Friday. Please remember to return them ASAP!! It is very important that we get updates to address, phone numbers etc.  They must be returned with a parent’s signature even if there were no changes made.

We have spoken to several of the bus drivers and students forgetting their bus passes is becoming an issue.  You MUST have your bus pass to ride the bus and if you have lost your bus pass you must get a replacement from District Office Transportation Services.

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 with the students playing volleyball.

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.