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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...

Local Career Center Celebrates 50 Years of Guiding Students To Career Paths

September 19, 2014

Traviss Anniversary 50 Years LogoStudents and teachers both past and present will soon celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Maynard A. Traviss Career Center.

The vocational and technical center will host a reception on September 25 from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the campus’ location, 3225 Winter Lake Road in Lakeland. The media is invited to attend. Read More...

Work Session, School Board Meeting and Public Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday, September 23, 2014

September 12, 2014

Please be advised that more than one Polk County School Board member will be in attendance at a work session, School Board meeting and public meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Read More...

Public Meeting of Sales Tax Oversight Committee Scheduled for Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September 5, 2014

Please be advised that more than one Polk County School Board member has been invited to a public meeting of the Sales Tax Oversight Committee scheduled for Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Read More...

New Administrator Announcement

September 2, 2014

Julie GricePolk County School Board Names Regional Assistant Superintendent North East and South East Elementary

Superintendent Kathryn M. LeRoy and the Polk County School Board approved the appointment of Julie Grice as Regional Assistant Superintendent North East and South East Elementary during the Tuesday, August 12 School Board meeting. Read More...

Summerlin Academy Will Host 9/11 Ceremony to Honor Heroes

September 2, 2014

Summerlin Academy will honor the memories of those who lost their lives from the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a special ceremony set for the 13th anniversary of the tragedy.

The ceremony will begin at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, and take place on the parade field of the academy’s campus, 1500 S. Jackson Avenue in Bartow. Read More...

Notice of Central Florida Public School Boards Coalition Meeting, Monday, September 8, 2014

August 22, 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, September 8, 2014 .Read More...

Community Involvement Conference Scheduled for Thursday, August 28, 2014

August 19, 2014

Please be advised that more than one Polk County School Board member will be in attendance at the 2014 Community Involvement Conference scheduled to take place on Thursday, August 28. Read More...

Polk County Students Show Improvement In Algebra Following Summer Learning Program

August 19, 2014

Polk County students who enrolled in a summer program to receive extra help with algebra experienced significant improvement in their mathematical skills, according to testing data from the Polk County School District. Read More...

Head Start Centers at Polk Public Schools Serving Free Meals to Eligible Children

August 19, 2014

Head Start centers at more than 20 locations, including public schools throughout Polk County, are serving nutritious meals and snacks at no charge to eligible children. Read More...

Public Meeting Scheduled for Thursday, September 11, 2014

August 12, 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, September 11, 2014. Read More...