Academy Insider- Video Production

“Annnnnddddd, CUT!” Yelled the director from the other room. The cameraman stopped immediately and gave the director a brief nod, showing that he completed the task. As most academy students’ know, Video Production is a small, but interesting class and you may think that you know everything about it. However, when you look deeper you’ll... Continue Reading →

New kid at school

I walked up to the school patio thinking I was seeing kids joking and gossiping, but no that was me just being self-conscious. Being a new student at Academy At The Lakes is very different from an average public middle school. This school can change you into a good student. Before I went to Academy... Continue Reading →

The Walkout

It’s tragic to have to worry about your life every day at school. It is the one place that one should feel the safest, and yet now no one feels safe. On February 14, there was a school shooting in Parkland, Florida at Stoneman Douglas High School. Fourteen students and 3 teachers were shot and... Continue Reading →

The Guys and Dolls Team

It’s play season! An outstanding Academy tradition that involves over half of the student body has commenced and is scheduled for March 16th and 17th. This year’s play is a story of gamblers and the women they are chasing after. Underground “crap games” are complicating relationships while also building others. Guys and Dolls is a... Continue Reading →

Annual Public Speaking Assembly 2018

Stepping up to the podium and presenting a speech publicly can be quite a daunting task, but these public speaking winners were specially chosen to do just that! After being chosen for the finals, this group of fourth through eleventh graders were personally selected out of the finalists to present a variety of speeches in... Continue Reading →

Making The Transition

What is it like to be an athlete at the Academy? It doesn’t just end at Middle Division sports, it goes on, from learning the sport to playing like a pro on the Upper Division sports teams. Here’s what it’s like...  Three people, from three different grades, each person with their own opinion on how difficult... Continue Reading →

Under Pressure?

Is it too much pressure for a Middle Division athlete to play on a Varsity team? Typically, 5th-8th graders play on a Middle Division team and the 9th-12th grades play on a Varsity team. However, more Middle Division students are finding themselves in the “big leagues” of Varsity sports. This could be because of a... Continue Reading →

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