The Florida Department of Education released high school grades today.
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The Air Force Junior ROTC instructors and cadets of Mount Dora High School earned an overall unit assessment score of “Exceeds Standards” - the highest rating attainable during the state wide assessment held on Oct. 22.
Lake County Schools and Lake County Library System have partnered for a district-wide contest with an effort to provide every student in Lake County Schools the opportunity to have a free library card. The new partnership and the library card competition was announced last Tuesday during Jumpstart’s Read for the Record event at Lake Minneola High.
Kimberly Menendez, a junior at Lake Minneola High, received the highest percentage of votes for her design of the logo which will be used to help promote this year’s inaugural Arts & Cultural Festival. Menendez competed with 20 other finalists for a logo design which captured the theme of the festival: artistic approach and cultural significance.
Watch the premiere of the Home-School Connection at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7.
The Umatilla Middle School and Umatilla High School AVID programs came together last month to celebrate the Second Annual AVID Contract Signing Night.
The final reading of the proposed update to the High School Student Clubs and Organizations Policy is scheduled to be voted on by the Lake County School Board at its 6 p.m. meeting on Monday, Oct. 6, at the Lake County Administration Building, located at 315 W. Main St., Tavares.
The Lake County School Board with input from constituents, school district staff and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Susan Moxley, has developed its 2014-15 legislative priorities. The aim of these priorities is to create meaningful reforms to help Lake County Schools put more resources into the classroom and temper the accelerated demand for additional state assessments.
Eustis Heights Elementary School is one of 60 elementary and middle schools nationwide to be awarded a $3,500 grant through the Voya Run For Something Better program.
The regular scheduled meeting of the Lake County School Board on Monday, Sept. 29, was postponed due to a lack of quorum.
The Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire, now in its 13th year of providing immersive “edu-tainment” to Central Florida residents, is offering patrons even more opportunities to step back in time.
Students at Sawgrass Bay Elementary gathered on Sept. 12 to recognize Patriot Day with special guests including Lake County Schools Superintendent Dr. Susan Moxley, Capt. Chris DeLibro of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Commander of VFW Chris Singh, along with representatives from the Lake County Fire Department.
Lake County Schools’ initiative to improve student achievement by realigning funding priorities continues in the second year of EngageLCS.
A cross-functional group of parents, teachers, citizens, school-based administrators and school district-based administrators will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 30, to review student recess data that is being collected from elementary schools in Lake County.
After a successful pilot at Eustis High School, the Lake County School District is launching its new online gradebook, Skyward Family Access.
Lake County Schools is one of two school districts in the country to earn a major grant for professional learning.
Summer Literacy Adventure
Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake and Sumter Counties announces the launch of the Summer Brain Gain program, a summer learning loss prevention program developed specifically for Boys & Girls Clubs.
Each summer, an estimated 43 million children in the U.S. miss out on expanded learning opportunities that could prevent them from falling behind before the next school year begins. During summer, most youth lose about two months’ worth of math skills. Low-income youth also lose more than two months’ worth of reading skills, while their middle-class peers make slight gains.
“Summer learning losses can stack up from year to year, causing low-income children to fall further and further behind, ultimately endangering their chances of high school graduation,” said Freddy Williams, Chief Executive Officer. “We are committed to ensuring that our community’s youth, especially those who need us most, graduate from high school on time with a plan for the future. That’s why we are offering the Summer Brain Gain program to fight the detrimental effect of summer learning loss.”
Summer Brain Gain is comprised of 17 one-week modules with fun, themed activities for elementary school, middle school and high school students. Supported by Disney, each module takes a project-based learning approach; youth engage in a process of learning through discovery, creative expression, group work and a final project or production. With modules topics such as “Green Team,” “Wacky Watch” and “Connect the Dots,” participants can make sculptures out of found objects, create weather in a bottle, or even learn how they are connected to the President of the United States of America.
Summer Brain Gain was pilot tested in more than 200 Clubs in 2013. While the average low-income U.S. student lost at least two months of learning last summer, the average Summer Brain Gain participant did not. Given this positive impact, Summer Brain Gain will be offered at 1,000 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country this summer, including Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake and Sumter Counties.
For more information about Summer Brain Gain, please visit www.greatfutures.org/braingain.