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!



Hey Gators!
Lorne Akins has withdrawn the Seniors from this weekends Tournament in Spruce Grove due to weather conditions and transportation issues.
ICON photo retakes will be on the website within the next few days.  The new date for free shipping is October 24th.  After this date the shipping cost of $4.95 will apply.

This fall the St. Albert Amplify Festival is celebrating its third year by presenting yet another breath-taking, heart-stopping, mind-blowing weekend of music, poetry, dance, visual art, improve and more.  Entirely composed, created and curated by young artists, Amplify is a fresh take on an arts and culture festival designed specifically for students’ grade seven to age 21.  Featuring a combination of workshops, concerts, projects and performances that will awaken your senses and stir your spirit, it’s time to revel in the Art Of Being Alive. October 14th and 15th, 2016. www.amplifyfestival.ca for more information.

If you are in outdoor pursuits please take note.  Any of you that are leaving your bike at school overnight please make sure that it stays in the garage.  We had a situation where a bike that was left locked in the rack on the weekend had its back wheel stolen.  So please be sure your bike stays in the garage.

For the month of October intramural's will be held inside the gym.  The sport for the month is Volleyball.  Each day will be reserved for a particular grade. However, if court space is still available, students from the other grades are more than welcome to join. If students choose not to participate in a game they can watch from the stage. Please remember there is no food or drinks allowed in the gym.

The 2015/2016 Yearbooks are here! If you purchased a yearbook for last year, please come to the Library to collect it.
Anyone now wishing to purchase Gator clothing will now need to do so at the office.

Math Help will be in room 105 at 12.25pm till 12.50pm Monday to Friday.  All are welcome, come and join us if you need a little help.

Gator Catch Up! This runs Tuesday & Thursday in room 205.  Bring your lunch and get your work done if your core teacher has sent you.

Any students who are picking up younger brothers and sisters at SAM are asked NOT to be at SAM before 3:25pm.