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 →

Coach Hagenau’s Departure

It was a dismal day when Academy students and staff learned about Coach Hagenau’s departure. A few days before he left the school to follow his lifelong dream of becoming a Pararescueman in the United States Air Force, he set up a fundraiser for Academy students and staff to donate to the charity “Wigs For... Continue Reading →

I went to the March for Our Lives Tampa Bay

“No more silence, end gun violence!” Millions of people across the United States united as one to say "Never again" after a devastating mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. Students, teachers, parents, grandparents, and neighbors joined together on March 26th, 2018 for the March for Our Lives Tampa Bay. There were an estimated 15,000 people who... Continue Reading →

House Day 2018

Written by MD staffer, Addi Pollock 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... Continue Reading →

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