Lakeview Academy students experienced the challenge of playing basketball while seated in a wheelchair at a demonstration put on by BlazeSports America out of Atlanta.
Sixth grader John Grimsley, who is a BlazeSports athlete and team member, demonstrated the strength and coordination wheelchair basketball requires. Many of John’s classmates were rubbing their hands and sweating after a few minutes of play.
New coaches have been named to lead three sports for the 23-24 school year. Benjie Wood has been named head coach of the boys’ basketball team, Ken Huffman will lead the girls’ basketball team, and Karen Towles takes the leadership of girls’ volleyball.
At the Georgia Forensic Coaches Association (GFCA) Varsity Speech & Debate State Championships earlier this month, Lakeview junior Valor Lekas won TWO state championships: Extemporaneous Speaking and Impromptu Speaking! Valor's high scores also helped Lakeview's team take third place overall in the state competition. GFCA is the governing body for speech and debate programs throughout the state of Georgia.
Lakeview's varsity golf team opened the season by winning the Valhalla Cup hosted by East Hall at Chimney Oaks Golf Club. In winning the event, the Lions bettered 13 other teams including Cherokee Bluff (2nd Place), Madison County (3rd Place), and North Hall (4th Place). This is the second time in three years the golf team has won the tournament. In addition, Chandler Lovell and Carter Kontur were named to the All-Tournament Team. Click "Read More" for additional details.
Lakeview Academy is adding a second section of PreK 3 for the ’23-’24 school year. This expansion is in response to demand for the popular preschool program for three and four-year-old students, said John Simpson, head of school.
“Our preschool program nurtures curiosity through the warm guidance of experienced teachers,” said Simpson. “We go above and beyond most preschools in the area in our curricula and enrichment offerings.”
The daily academic schedule is enhanced with classes in Spanish, art, music, library, and physical education. Critical thinking, social awareness, listening, and speaking skills are nurtured through play, exploration, and discussion. Class size is limited to 14 students with a teacher and teacher aid in each class.
Prospective families are invited to a Rising PreK 3 and PreK 4 coffee on April 11 at 8:25 on the Lakeview campus in the Bagwell Center. The next open house is on March 21 at 9 a.m.
Lakeview's literary team competed at the GISA Region 4-AAA competition and placed in every event, earning Lakeview another region championship! What is literary? It is a competition for writing, public speaking, acting, and singing. Previously in GHSA Region 6A, Lakeview won the region literary championship 17 times since 2002. This is a great start in their new region. Lakeview now advances to the GHSA State Literary competition on March 21 at Gordon College in Barnesville.
Lakeview Academy 5th grade student, MJ, was recognized as the Rotary Student of the Month. The Rotary Club of Gainesville recognizes a student from each school who is a positive representative of his or her school in academic achievement, displays good citizenship, and has school/community involvement.
Competing against 34 other teams from around the state last weekend at the Georgia FIRST® Tech Challenge, Lakeview Academy’s robotics team won the Innovate Award, placed second for the Inspire Award, and qualified to advance to the First World Championships in April. Lakeview and only three other teams from Georgia qualified. This is the first time at state that the team has won a judged award and the first time the full team has advanced to the world championship.
The varsity girls basketball team beat John Milledge Academy Friday night in the second round of the GIAA Class 3A state tournament. With the win, the Lions play Deerfield-Windsor School in the Final Four at 7:30 pm Wednesday at the University of West Georgia. Get a game recap here.
Click the "Read More" to see how you can save your seat on the Spirit Bus departing for the game at 3 pm on Wednesday.
The team finished strong over the weekend in the 2023 B.A.S.S. GHSA Bass Fishing State Championship. Congratulations to Joe Lawson, Riley Lawson, Jacob Mathis, Kendall Mathis, ElizaNorton, and Jacob Norton. In their first competition, Eliza and Kendall finished 11th out of 98 boats, just one spot short of qualifying for the National Championship.