Five robotics teams from Lake County Schools have qualified to compete at the World Championship in Louisville, KY, April 14-19.
Registration for the voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) program at Beverly Shores Elementary School is March 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and March 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Parents should bring the following documentation for their student:
Several Lake County Schools students are among the winners of the Lake County Library System’s 16th annual Bookmark Design Contest. The winning bookmarks soon will be available to view and print from the library system’s web site, www.mylakelibrary.org.
Students in the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program and their families are invited to celebrate reading at the ESOL Families Reading Night. Join us for an evening of fun reading games and activities, snacks, giveaways and prizes. The English Language Learners (ELL) team will be available to answer your questions. The event is planned for 7 p.m. March 5 in the East Ridge High School cafeteria, 13322 Excalibur Road, Clermont. For additional information about Reading Night, please call 352-253-6888.
More than 120 project from Lake County middle and high school projects were on display at the 2015 Lake Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Feb. 21 at Tavares Middle School.
Oak Park Middle School is hosting a Career/College Expo, where parents and students can learn more about careers, how to turn $1 into $100, and steps to take to ensure a successful future. A medical doctor, mechanic and other local professions will talk about their work, and two local credit unions will share savings tips. Lake-Sumter State College, Daytona State College, Lake Tech and others will discuss college admission and benefits. The event is at the school on March 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, contact the school at 352-787-3232.
Learn how to stay healthy with fun activities, exercise opportunities and vendors at the Triangle Elementary School Health and Fitness Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the school’s PE pavilion.
Sawgrass Bay Elementary School recently partnered with Trout Lake Nature Center of Eustis to design a Personalized learning field trip for the eight classes at the school that are piloting Personalized Learning.
Students will showcase their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) this weekend at the annual Lake County Regional Science and Engineering Fair.
Sawgrass Bay Elementary is closing out Black History Month with a visit from Daniel Keel, who was a member of the 477th Bombardment Squadron, also known as the famed Tuskegee Airmen.
Umatilla High School recently held its second Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest. Princess Sayles, an 11th grade student, impressed the judges with her dramatic interpretation of Al Young’s “The Blues Don’t Change” and was declared the winner.
Joined by members of the Lake County School Board and the Educational Foundation of Lake County, Dr. Susan Moxley, Lake County Schools Superintendent, made surprise visits around the county on Thursday, Feb. 12, congratulating finalists for Rookie Teacher of the Year and School-Related Employee of the Year.
Eustis High School is collaborating with Lake Front TV to produce a new television series, “What’s New in the 352.” The half-hour magazine style show premieres Saturday, Feb. 7, at 9 a.m. Visit www.lakefronttv.com for a complete schedule of local listings.
Students in Leesburg High School’s Health Science Program will travel to two of Lake Medical Imaging’s facilities for job shadowing this month.
A visit from “Ben Franklin” kicked off Astatula Elementary School’s “Celebrate Literacy Week.” The character shared biographical information about Benjamin Franklin, including the fact that he had only two years of formal education and still was able to make great contributions to society. He said Franklin’s success was directly due to his love for reading.
Applicants must have a 2.5 or higher GPA, have a track record of community involvement or volunteerism, and plan to graduate from Lake County public school in 2015.
Submit applications to the Educational Foundation of Lake County at 2045 Pruitt Street Leesburg, FL 34748 by 5 p.m. on March 10.
Scott Strong served as a Lake County School Board member from 2000 to 2008 and was named Consortium of Florida Education Foundation (CFEF) School Board Member of the Year in 2008 for the state of Florida. He loved his community and worked tirelessly to make Lake County a better place especially in education. Since the fund was established in 2009, 63 students have received over $50,000.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Executive Session for Collective Bargaining - CLOSED TO PUBLIC
2:00 PM School Board Workshop
6:00 PM Regular School Board Meeting
2:00 PM School Board Workshop
6:00 PM Regular School Board Meeting
12:00 PM Educational Foundation Board Meeting
Eustis street party features school jazz bands
At 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6, American Idol's David Oliver Willis will perform at the Tavares High School Gymnasium, 603 N. New Hampshire Ave., along with The Community Choir of Tavares and The Center for Contemporary Dance.
The Center for Contemporary Dance will present the Moore Dance Project and Dawn Branch Works in "Heritage," a series of contemporary and cultural dance works inspired by the African-American experience. Under the artistic direction of award-winning choreographer Dario J. Moore, dancers from the organization's professional companies will present an opening tribute to the 59th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, featuring the music of Roberta Flack, Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway and The Voices of East Harlem. Following the opening performance, the audience will take part in a joyous, dance-from-your-seat African dance component led by Master Teacher Dr. Margo Blake. The evening will close with breathtaking and uplifting contemporary dance works that inspire the audience to celebrate their heritage, embrace the present and take part in designing the future.
The Center for Contemporary Dance is an award-wining education, incubation and production center for the dance arts. Responsible for the emergence of no less than twelve professional contemporary dance companies, the organization has received recognition and awards from United Arts of Central Florida, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Florida Alliance for Arts Education. To learn more about the organization, visit www.TheCenterForDance.org.
The event is free, open to the public, and suitable for all ages. Refreshments will be provided by the Tavares African-American Heritage organization.
The festival continues on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Wooton Park, 100 E. Ruby Street, with singing, dancing, gospel choirs, steppers, arts and crafts, food vendors, and historical and cultural exhibits.
For more information on the events, contact Tavares Community Services, 352-742-6319.
Tickets go on sale Feb. 1 for the event, which is scheduled for March 27 at The First Baptist Church of Eustis, 3551 East Orange Ave. Jazz bands from Eustis Middle and Eustis High schools will perform.
The event will also feature a silent auction of original artwork created by students and a three course meal – salad, entrée and dessert – served by students. The art display will open for viewing at 5 p.m. and the meal will be served at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $30. All proceeds support student programs. Reserve your ticket by emailing JazzRevue@EustisBand.com.