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Costumes Allowed, But Masks and Props Prohibited For High School Football Games on Halloween

October 27, 2014

Spirited spectators in Polk County will have a treat on Halloween as high school football games are expected to kick-off that evening.

Halloween costumes may be worn at the football games but are subject to inspection. Read More...

New Administrator Announcement

October 27, 2014

Polk County School Board Names Assistant Superintendent, Information Systems & Technology

Tina Barrios, Assistant Superintendent, Information Systems & TechnologySuperintendent Kathryn M. LeRoy and the Polk County School Board approved the appointment of Tina Barrios as Assistant Superintendent, Information Systems & Technology, during the Tuesday, September 9 School Board meeting.

She began her career as a teacher at Manatee High School from 1981 to 1996. She was an Instructional Technology Specialist at the high school from 1996 to 1999. Read More...

Polk County School Board Names Director of Charter Schools

Melissa Brady, Director of Charter SchoolsSuperintendent Kathryn M. LeRoy and the Polk County School Board approved the appointment of Melissa Brady as Director of Charter Schools during the Tuesday, October 14 School Board meeting.

She was a teacher Covenant Christian from 1992 to 1993, and at Evangel Christian from 1993 to 1995. She then served as a teacher at McKeel Academy from 1995 to 2000. Read More...

Polk County School Board Names Principal of Wahneta Elementary

Dr. William Riker, Principal, Wahneta ElementarySuperintendent Kathryn M. LeRoy and the Polk County School Board approved the appointment of Dr. William Riker as Principal of Wahneta Elementary during the Tuesday, September 23 School Board meeting.

He was an assistant principal for Delaware Valley Middle School from 1998 to 1999, Swiftwater Intermediate School from 1999 to 2002, and Dingman-Delaware Middle School from 2002 to 2003.Read More...

 

WE3 Expo Expands, Showcases Educational Options Throughout Polk’s Public Schools

October 23, 2014

WE3 picture of The wide range of educational opportunities available within Polk County Public Schools will be on display at the seventh annual WE3 Expo.

The free event is open to the public, and will take place November 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sun 'n Fun fairgrounds, 4175 Medulla Road in Lakeland. Read More...

Lakeland Senior High Dreadnaught Marching Band Invited To Perform in 2016 London’s New Year’s Day Parade

October 20, 2014

The Lakeland Senior High Dreadnaught Marching Band is being invited to perform in the 2016 London’s New Year’s Day Parade.

Roger Bramble, the Deputy Lieutenant appointed to represent the Lord Lieutenant in all matters relating to London’s New Year’s Day Parade, is expected to extend the invitation tomorrow (October 21) at the auditorium of the Lois Cowles Harrison Center for the Visual and Performing Arts. Read More...

Polk County Educators and Students Earn Teaching and Writing Awards

October 10, 2014

Two Polk County educators and four students have been awarded special recognition from the Florida Council of Teachers of English (FCTE).

The teachers and students received awards during the nonprofit organization’s annual Professional Development Institute, which was held October 2 – 4 in Lake Mary.Read More...

Public Meeting Scheduled for Thursday, October 23, 2014

October 6, 2014

Please be advised that more than one Polk County School Board member has been invited to a public meeting of the Site Selection Committee scheduled for Thursday, October 23, 2014. Read More...

Public Meeting of Alternative Fuels Task Force Scheduled for Thursday, October 9, 2014

October 3, 2014

Please be advised that more than one Polk County School Board member has been invited to a public meeting of the Alternative Fuels Task Force scheduled for Thursday, October 9, 2014.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. It will take place at the Tenoroc Vehicle Service Facility, 4725 Saddle Creek Road, Lakeland, FL 33801. Read More...

Notice of Central Florida Public School Boards Coalition Meeting, Monday, October 13, 2014

October 3, 2014

Please be advised more than one Polk County School Board member will be in attendance at the Central Florida Public School Boards Coalition meeting scheduled for Monday, October 13, 2014. Read More...

Two Polk Students Become Semifinalists in 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program

October 3, 2014

Two Polk County students are semifinalists in the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program.

Trevorn Hodge attends Bartow Senior High, and Jeremiah D. Masseus attends the International Baccalaureate School at Bartow Senior High. Read More...

Six Polk County Students Named Semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program

October 3, 2014

Six high school seniors from Polk County Public Schools have been named as semifinalists for the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.

They are among approximately 16,000 semifinalists chosen from schools across the nation vying for 7,600 scholarships worth approximately $33 million. Read More...

Public Hearing Scheduled for Tuesday, October 28, 2014

September 29, 2014

Please be advised more than one Polk County School Board member will be in attendance at a public hearing scheduled for Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Read More...