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.
- State Archery Meet — Wednesday, Feb. 13
- Valentine Parties — Thursday, Feb. 14
- Band Solo and Ensemble Contest — Saturday, Feb. 16
- President's Day - No school — Moonday, Feb. 18
- Oklahoma Engineering Fair in OKC (Secondary) — Wednesday, Feb. 20
- Yearbook and School Picture Money due — Friday, Feb. 22
- Annual Chili Cookoff and Salsa Showdown Potluck — Tuesday, Feb. 26 @ 6:00 p.m.
- Secondary Honor Society Induction — Tuesday, Feb. 26 @ 6:30 p.m.
- Cub Choir Musical (PK, JK, K) — Tuesday, Feb. 26 @ 6:50 p.m.
4H is raising money for Relay for Life (American Cancer Society) by selling Valentine Card class set boxes. These cards were donated to us by Wal-Mart, so all proceeds go directly to Relay for Life. The Valentines will be set out in the elementary office. Pick out the ones you want and make a donation of at least $1/box to Relay for Life. (Please make checks payable to LAAS, as we will present one check to Relay for Life.) Already got your Valentines but want to make a donation? No problem!
Pictures and Yearbook Orders
Order for school pictures and for yearbooks are due by Friday, Feb. 22. Checks should be made payable to LAAS. Contracts for next year are due by March 1.
State Archery Meet
Student Archers who qualified for State will travel to OKC for competition on Wednesday, Feb. 13. We will leave the school at 7:00 a.m., as we shoot at 9:00 a.m. Parents, you are welcome to come, and we will need help transporting all who have qualified. Let Mrs. Smith or Coach Elliott know if you can help or if you are going to transport your own child up to the State meet.
Classes will have their Valentine parties Thursday, Feb. 14, in the afternoon.
No school on Preseident's Day
There is no school on Monday, Feb. 18, in honor of President's Day.
Cub Musical (PK, JK, K)
The Cub Choir (PK, JK, K) is practicing hard for our musical this month. Tuesday, Feb. 26, we will begin with our Annual Chili Cook-off and Salsa Showdown at 6:00, induct our secondary Honor Society members at 6:30, and watch our youngest students' musical at 6:50. The musical is approximately 30 minutes long.
Have a great chili or salsa recipe? Make a batch and bring it to our February potluck! Those attending will vote for the winners of each, and those two winners will each receive a $50 Chili's gift card. Don't have a chili or salsa recipe? Just bring something to share for the potluck. The Secondary Honor Society Inductions and the Cub Musical will follow the potluck. All should be done by about 7:30 or 7:45.
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: Technology.Visit TriOpinion.com
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