The Gator Gazette

Friday, Jan. 27

Message from the SWAMP

Report Cards will be available on PowerSchool Jan. 31.

Looking Ahead.....


  • 30th - Gator Day Out, last day of Term 1

  • 31st - PD day, no school, Report Cards available


  • 1st - Term 2 starts, early dismissal

  • 3rd - Healthy Hunger lunch - Shumka

  • 8th - Healthy Hunger lunch - Booster Juice

  • 9th - Teacher's Convention, No School

  • 10th - Teachers Convention, No School

  • 16th - Parent Council meeting - 7pm

  • 17th - Healthy Hunger lunch - Taco Bell

  • 20th - Family Day - No School

  • 22nd - Gator Ski 8:45 - 5pm

  • 24th - Healthy Hunger lunch - McDonalds

Chess Club

Art Games on the last day of Term 1!

Way to go Gators!

Congrats to our Senior Girls for taking 4th place and our Senior Boys for getting 2nd at the SAPEC Tournament this past weekend. Well done Gators…thank you for representing Lorne Akins with pride.

**Calling all Gator Basketball fans** 🏀

This year we have an exclusive for fans, supporters & families Basketball hoodie. If you would like to show your Gator support at games & in the community you can buy one of these hoodies available in the office now for only $35.

Once they are gone they are gone so grab yours quick #GoGators

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Congratulations to Tanner Fisher and Devon Dorn who were officially inducted into the ATA last night. Thanks to their mentors for coming out to support them!
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Healthy Hunger Lunches

New Lunches have been added!

If your child is away and has ordered hot lunch, please email or call the office by 11:00 a.m. to direct your child’s hot lunch. It can be given to a sibling/another student or can be picked up in the office starting at 12:30.

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Hockey Academy

Registration for the Hockey Academy program opens Feb. 1!
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Academic Challenge Program

SAM and Hillgrove Schools are honored to host our division’s Academic Challenge programs. The Academic Challenge program is designed to enhance learner competencies and provide students opportunities to study curricular outcomes at a deeper, more comprehensive level of understanding. In this program, students build confidence in managing their own learning in a supportive, inquiry-based environment with others who exhibit characteristics of a gifted learner.

This program does require an application process that includes:

  • a recommendation from the current school administrator and teacher, AND

  • a FSIQ standard score of 120 or higher on a psychoeducational assessment.

If you feel this program might be a good fit for your child, please consider attending our Academic Challenge Information Evening Session on Wednesday, February 15th from 6-7pm in the SAM Library.

Also, if you have questions about this program, please do not hesitate to reach out to either:


If your child will be absent, please email or call 780-460-3728 (this is 24 hrs and you can leave a voicemail)

If a student needs to leave early, the office MUST hear from a parent/guardian. Please email or call the office and we will allow the student to sign out & meet you outside (or walk home).

If a student will arrive late, they are to sign in at the office. If we have been informed the student will be late, that will be an excused late. Without hearing from a parent, the student would be marked as unexcused.

If you have any questions, please ask the office.

Gator Gear!

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Lorne Akins Junior High School for Grades 7 to 9

The school serves the neighbourhoods of Akinsdale, Braeside, Erin Ridge, Erin Ridge North, Forest Lawn, Inglewood, Kingswood, Oakmont, Parkwood, Pineview, Regency Heights, Sturgeon Heights, Sturgeon Point Villas and Woodlands.
Derek Herman


Jennifer Suriano
Assistant Principal