The Gator Gazette

Friday, May 26

Message from the SWAMP

What an amazing week! Congrats to our District Track Champs! They worked hard and their efforts were rewarded with 1st place! Our grade 9's had their Outdoor Ed Canoe trip, great weather for a canoe trip! Stay tuned next week for pics!

We are building up our school supply of "low-tech" activities. If you have any board games, puzzles or cards etc. that are not being used you are more than welcome to donate them. Items can simply be dropped off in the office at anytime, thanks in advance!

Looking Ahead.....


  • 30th - TA5 vs TA14 Cupcake Challenge


  • 1st - Zone Track Day
  • 2nd - Grade 7 Outdoor Ed trip
  • 2nd - Healthy Hunger lunch - Wok Box
  • 5th - Band Spring Concert
  • 6th - Grade 6 Volleyball Camp 5:30 - 7pm
  • 7th - Early Dismissal
  • 8th - Grade 6 Basketball Camp 5:30 - 7pm
  • 8th - Gator Day Out - Millennium Place
  • 8/9th - Grade 8 Outdoor Ed Bike Trip
  • 9th - Healthy Hunger lunch - Pizza Hut
  • 15th - Grade 9 Farewell
  • 16th - Grade 9 Day Out - Wabamun
  • 20th - ELA Part B
  • 21st - Indigenous People's Day
  • 22nd - Math Part A
  • 23rd - Math Part B
  • 26th - Social PAT
  • 27th - Science PAT
  • 28th - Last Day of School/Early Dismissal
  • 28th - Awards Night at North Pointe Church 7pm

Cupcake Challenge TA5 (Mr. Dolan) vs TA14 (Mr. Fisher)

Just a reminder that our next Cupcake Challenge is on Tuesday, May 30!
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Spring/Summer Gator Day Out!

Thursday, June 8th we have our final Gator Day Out of the year!!

To finish off our school year all Grades are invited to spend the day at Millennium Place, Sherwood Park. The many amenities include the aquatic centre, leisure ice, the gymnasium, indoor fields, the youth lounge & concession. Students will be bused from LA to the centre & will return to LA again at the end of the day. The total cost per student will be $15, permission forms have been sent home with students today & need to be returned by Friday, June 2nd. If you would like the fee to be applied to PowerSchool please advise the office.

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Look at these great projects are Grade 7's were working on!

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Grade 8's making Bruschetta Cheese Bread, looks scrumptious!

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Beautiful works of Art by our own students!

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Library Books/School Chromebooks

Please have your student return any library books they have signed out by June 8 and Lorne Akins Chromebooks by June 27.
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Deadline to Register for busing is June 1!

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Healthy Hunger Lunches

Only two more Healthy Hunger Lunches for this year! Get your orders in, next week is Wok Box!

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 12pm.

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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.

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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