Creating the Leaders of Tomorrow
Lawton Academy provides a differentiated curriculum aimed at meeting the needs of gifted students. Classes are designed to engage students in meaningful research, to develop problem-solving strategies, and to promote critical and creative thinking through a rigorous curriculum that not only satisfies their intellectual curiosity, but also creates the opportunity for maximizing potential. Students at Lawton Academy are required to explore the arts and academics fully, with participation in advanced-level classes and fine arts (music, art, technology, public speaking/theater) being required of all students. Being identified as a "gifted learner" is not necessary for admission. Many of our students are self-motivated learners who enjoy the opportunity to work alongside others committed to the learning process.
Accredited by AdvancED
Lawton Academy is accredited by North Central Association, Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI)/AdvancEd which is recognized for accreditation by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
We also offer scholarship opportunities through the Opportunity Scholarship Fund, a tax-credit scholarship fund that provides scholarships to Oklahoma K-12 students.
- Band Day at State Fair — Monday, Set. 16 (Leaving at 7:45)
- Third Thursday Mile Run and Pancake Breakfast — Thursday, Sept. 19 @ 7:00 a.m.
- Marlow Demo Day — Thursday, Sept. 19
- LAAS Lobos Soccer Games begin at Big Green — Saturday, Sept. 21 (See schedule posted on Lawton Soccer Club web site)
- All-Region Choir Auditions — Saturday, Sept. 21
- BEST Robotics Kick-off — Saturday, Sept. 21
- Family Potluck and Kids vs. Parents Sports — Tuesday, Sept. 24 @ 6:00 p.m.
Band Day at the State Fair
Several students from the secondary band, strings, and orchestra will be going to the State Fair on Monday for Band Day. They are leaving at 7:45 a.m. and should return before school is out.
School T-shirt Sale
Our school t-shirt this year celebrates our 20th Anniversary! You can order the shirt online. (Mrs. Smith sent the link in an email.) The shirts come in royal blue, candy apple red, and black, and there is a hoodie option this year as well. Orders will be taken until Oct. 3. No orders can be taken after Oct. 3 because the orders are going through the company, so don't wait till the last minute to order, please.
A Change to Elementary Running Club Time
Effective Tuesday, Sept. 16, elementary running club will meet from 3:15—4:00. This is in an effort to fit wrestling practice in between running club and soccer practice. Students may stay until 4:30, if you’d like b/c they are paying for the full hour. They will just join the group from Boomwhackers.
Wrestling Information Meeting
Wrestling will be starting soon. There will be an informational meeting, Wednesday, Wrestling practices begin this week! Wrestling will meet on Tuesdays from 4:00—5:00 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 4:30—6:00 p.m. Meets are on Saturdays and begin in October. Both girls and boys, ages 4—15 are welcome to join!
Third Thursday Mile Run and Pancake Breakfast
It's time for the Third Thursday Family Mile Run and Pancake Breakfast again! We start running at 7:00 a.m., so meet us a little before then in Mr. Smith's room (all the way in the back of the elementary building). See you there!
Marlow Speech Demo Day
Our middle and high school students will be traveling to Marlow for Speech Demo Day this Thursday. Senior Nyla Williams, last year's state champ in 3A monologue will perform her piece there for over 400 students! Way to go, Nyla!
Spirit of Survival Kids’ Marathon Bubble Run 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6
We’re working with our kids to run the progressive kids’ marathon, so we’ve sent home a sheet for registration and keeping track of miles. If your child is only in PE, he/she has run 6 miles. If he/she is in running club, they’ve run 9 miles. Extra Incentive: If we have the most students register, we can win $1,000 for our school! That is spent directly on the kids!
All- Region Choir Tryouts
The middle school and high school SWOK All-Region Choir Tryouts are this Saturday at Central Middle School. Good luck, Choir Members!!
BEST Robotics Kick-off
Heartland BEST Robotics Kick-off for our secondary school is this Saturday in Alva. Our kids are really excited to see this year's game!
Soccer Games Begin
If you've been around the school on a Tuesday or Thursday evening, you've seen soccer players everywhere! LAAS Lobos has four teams, and we begin games this Saturday. See Coach Smith's REMIND app for schedules. (Remember: no practice Tuesday the 24th because of our Family Potluck.)
Family Potluck and Kids vs. Parents Sports
Join us Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 6:00 p.m. for our family potluck dinner and Kids vs. Parents Sports night. Bring a dish to share with about ten, and then plan to stay for flag football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, nine square, cornhole, and horseshoes. It's a great night of fun and fellowship!
TriOpinion is a three-generation blog hosted by Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Smith, and her daughter Bria (a LAAS graduate). Topics are updated on Sundays and always pertain to some aspect of being/raising gifted kids. This week's topic: Appropriate.Visit TriOpinion.com
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