Friends and family members of Seminole Springs Elementary are invited to attend Seminole Springs’ Literacy and Science Night on Thursday, Jan. 29, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the school. Come early, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., and visit the Book Fair project display in the media center, where you can buy books for as little as 25 cents.
The Seminole Springs Elementary Steel Band, “Black Bear Steel,” returned to the Florida Music Educators’ Association Annual Music Convention in Tampa recently to present a clinic entitled Starting a Steel Band: It’s Elementary!
Family Schools Liaisons were recognized at a recent School Board meeting for the important role they play in Lake County’s Title I Schools.
The Villages Elementary, Oak Park Middle and Tavares High School were recognized this week for returning the highest percentage of library card registration forms to the Lake County Library System late last year.
Lake County Schools is one of four public school districts in Florida to be recognized by the College Board for gains in the number of students taking Advanced Placement (AP) coursework and for increasing student performance on AP Exams.
Schools should use their Wednesday dismissal times for these three (3) days of school. Please visit your school website for release times.
Lake County elementary school students are gearing up for the fourth annual STEM Bowl, a competition that tests their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
The Florida Department of Education released high school grades today.
Brand new weekly show designed to help you get connected to your local school system and get engaged in your child’s education.
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.
History panel to discuss African American Education in Lake County
MOUNT DORA — The Lake County Historical Society will host a panel discussion on “African American Education in Lake County from 1886 to 1970.” Vivan Owens, author of the book, The Mount Dorans: African American History Notes of a Florida Town, will moderate the free discussion on Feb. 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the W.T. Bland Library in Mount Dora. The public is invited to attend.
Summer Literacy Adventure
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Gov 2 Biz Workshop
2:00 PM School Board Workshop
2:00 PM Special School Board Meeting
6:00 PM Regular School Board Meeting
6:00 PM Regular School Board Meeting
The following agencies will have
representatives in attendance.
City of Clermont
City of Eustis
City of Leesburg
City of Mount Dora
City of Tavares
Lake County BOCC
Lake County School District
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.