The Gator Gazette

Friday, March 10

Message from the SWAMP

A few reminders for the upcoming week!

Orders for Purdys are due Sunday, March 12. Don't miss out on getting your orders in! If you would like to register your student for the Marmot Ski trip you must do so by Thursday, March 16 (please note that your student must have attended one of the previous Rabbit Hill Ski trips). Our Open House is Thursday, March 16 fro 7-8:30. We will be selling Gator Gear and Kernels Popcorn!

Looking Ahead.....


  • 15th - Grade 9 Immunizations

  • 16th - Open House 7-8:30pm

  • 17th - Healthy Hunger lunch - Mary Brown's

  • 21st - Parent/Teacher Interviews

  • 22nd - Parent/Teacher Interviews

  • 24th - Parent/Teacher Interview in Lieu day, No School

  • 27th to 31st - Spring Break No School


  • 3rd - Classes resume
  • 5th - Early Dismissal
  • 7th - Good Friday - No School
  • 10th - Easter Monday - No School
  • 11th - PD Day - No School
  • 14th - Marmot Ski Trip
  • 14th - Healthy Hunger lunch - Chopped
  • 21st - Healthy Hunger lunch - Boston Pizza
  • 28th - Healthy Hunger lunch - Edo

Gator Pep Rally

Our students and teachers participated in a Pep Rally on Tuesday for our Senior Boys Basketball Team.

Congrats Senior Boys Basketball

Huge thank you to our Senior Boys Basketball team and coaches Mr. Boychuck and Mr. Dorn! They came up just short to the Fowler Falcons but they collected a hard earned silver medal. You gave us something to cheer for. You played your hearts out, for that we thank you.
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Grade 7's making Chocolate Chip and Double Butterscotch Cookies!
Grade 8's made tasty French Toast and some delicious Chocolate Chip Scones.
Grade 9's have been making lots of delicious items from Breakfast Wraps, Egg in a Basket and Minestone Soup!

Rabbit Hill Ski Trip March 9

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Supply and Demand

Mr. Schmidt's Social Studies class learning about supply and demand with a fun auction for prizes.

Purdys Easter Chocolates

Last chance to place your Purdys orders! Don't miss out, deadline is Sunday, March 12 at midnight! Make sure that if you added items to your cart that you complete your checkout 😊.

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Marmot April 14, 2023

GatorSki Marmot 2023 is now open for registration, log into your parent portal on PowerSchool under the fees section for all of the information & to register your student. Deadline to register is Thursday, March 16 at 4pm!
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Registration is Open!

Please ensure that you complete your Returning Student Registration form, it can be found on your Parent Portal.

Grade 9’s - High School registration forms need to be returned before MARCH 23rd to make sure you get to pick your options.

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Parent/Teacher Interviews

Parent Teacher Interviews will be held on March 21st and 22nd from 5pm - 8pm. Interviews will be in person appointments only. The online booking schedule will open at 9am on Friday, March 3rd. Because there are a limited number of appointments available, we are asking families to please book appointments with your students Core teachers only.

Please check the closing dates for the booking schedule so you don’t miss your opportunity to book. Appointment times can go quickly so please book early. For full instructions as well as a link to the appointment booking page, please visit our website at

We will also be selling Gator Gear from the office on both evenings, please note we can only accept cash or cheque in the office.

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Alberta Education Assurance Survey

Don't forget to complete the Alberta Education Assurance Survey, deadline is March 17!
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Calling all Indigenous Artists!

Check out this contest! Speak with Ms. Priddle for more info. The theme is "Bridging the Gaps" and the deadline to submit entries is May 1st.

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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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Save the date!

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Kernels Popcorn!

We will be selling Kernels Popcorn at our Open House on March 16! $3 a bag! Bring some change!
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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