Where Bonds Are Made…

Retreats, something very unique to Academy at the Lakes. Not many other schools have this, so what is it? Going on retreat, to Academy, is a time for students to bond with each other and make new friends. It’s like an “ice-breaker” for the beginning of the year. Abigail Wicker, a new 7th grader, says... Continue Reading →

Welcome Back Academy!

Welcome back Academy Students! We hope you had a great summer and an exciting first full week back! We have a great year ahead of us, and to keep up on the latest news, don’t forget to check out the MD and UD news sites! We will be posting weekly on the latest news, features... Continue Reading →

House Day 2018

It’s the anticipation, the waiting for Mr. Heller to call the winner of House Day. All of the sweat and tears were leading up to this moment. “And the winner is…!” Whether you are in Osprey, Kestrel, Nighthawk, or Peregrine, House Day is always so much fun. For those of you that don’t know what... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

A Virtual World

The ear-shattering drumbeat of industrial war surrounds you. Earthen walls shake and crumble, forcing you to crouch down to keep from being crushed as bombs and bodies burn in line, scattered across the surface. You pick up your service rifle and prepare to fight back, before a blinding light floods your vision as the earthen... 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 →

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