The Gator Gazette

Friday, June 2

Message from the SWAMP

Next week will be jam-packed! Picture day Monday, early dismissal Wednesday, Gator Day Out Thursday and our Grade 8 Bike Trip Thursday and Friday! It's going to be a great week!

Looking Ahead.....


  • 5th - TA class pictures for all grades
  • 5th - Band Spring Concert -1:30pm or 7pm
  • 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/and Farewell Photo
  • 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

Outdoor Ed Canoe Trip 2023 by Emersyn Visser

Last week a group of grade nine students from Lorne Akins embarked on an adventure in the Badlands of Alberta. Twenty-six of us, along with our teachers, participated in the Annual Red Deer River Canoe Trip and it was a journey we will not soon forget. We started off in Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park and canoed and camped to our final destination near Drumheller. This was an opportunity to learn new skills, to get to know each other better and to live in nature. The beautiful surroundings of nature provided a break from the busyness of life. The air felt fresher and the time slowed down, allowing us to appreciate the wonder of the outdoors. We learned many wilderness survival skills and how to appreciate nature. Most of all, we learned not to feed our teachers to many Fibre 1 bars. It was a very fun experience that we all enjoyed.

Gator Rugby

Rugby 7’s Edmonton and Area Tier 1 finals were yesterday and our Girls finished with the silver medal and our boys got the gold! Well done to all Rugby Gators! You played so well this year and you made your coaches very proud of you…can’t wait until next year!
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Foods and Fashions

Great looking projects and pizza!

TA Class Pictures Monday, June 5

On Monday we will be having TA class pictures taken that will be used for the yearbook.
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Spring Band Concert Monday, June 5 - 1:30pm or 7pm.

Make sure you come out to watch our Spring Band Concert!
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TA Food Bank Challenge

TA's will compete and collect food for the Food Bank the week of June 5th to June 9th. The TA with the most amount or heaviest collection will win bragging rights and a class prize. Let's show our support and help donate to the Food Bank!
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Division Online Art Show

Please join us for our online art show! We celebrate the amazing pieces that students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 are creating in our division!

Check out the link below to see the amazing works of art!

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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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Healthy Hunger Lunches

Our last Healthy Hunger lunch will be Pizza Hut! Don't forget to get your orders in!

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