The Gator Gazette

Friday, March 3

Message from the SWAMP

We want to thank our Junior Basketball players for all of the hard work, and determination that went into making this year a great success. Our girls finished with a bronze medal with a win and the boys were so close to winning the bronze. What great excitement! A wildly entertaining game to say the least. Huge thank you to our Jr Girls Basketball coaches Mrs. Dyer and Tay Maidens and our Jr Boys coaches Mr. Dolan and Mr. Woyewitka. You gave your early mornings, your after schools and many weekends. Thank you!

After an incredible season our Senior Girls Basketball team secured a 3rd place standing in the SAPEC league! Mrs. Barrett would like to say how proud she is of the team and how well they played Thursday night. There is no quit in that team and they showed it yesterday!

Senior Boys Basketball will play in the finals next week!

Badminton information will be sent out on Tuesday next week.

Looking Ahead.....


  • 9th - Gator Ski (3:15pm to 9pm)

  • 10th - Healthy Hunger lunch - Panago

  • 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

Chess Finals

Today we had our Chess Finals, Bradley vs Taym. Both participants played a great match but Taym was victorious!
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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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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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Purdys Easter Chocolates

We are so close to meeting our fundraising goal! Thank you for your support! Make sure that if you added items to your cart that you complete your checkout 😊.

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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.

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