The ECET2 team at Clermont Middle School recently hosted a celebratory event to Elevate and Celebrate Effective Teaching and Teachers (ECET2). The event was made possible by the ECET2 grant award that the school team applied for and received.
Two South Lake High School sophomores will be honored by the St. Johns River Water Management District for submitting winning essays. Cameron Broughton will be recognized as a 2015 STEM Essay Award Recipient, and Justin Nelson will be recognized for an Honorable Mention. Both students and their parents are invited to receive their awards from the district’s Executive Director and Governing Board members on April 14, STEM Day at the District. They will tour the district facilities in Palatka, FL, have lunch while they are there, and hear presentations from scientists, engineers, hydrologists, land managers and others
“At South Lake, we believe passionately that helping student-athletes ‘get to the next level’ is not all about simply helping a few kids play sports in college,” said Principal Rob McCue “It is about nurturing an entire team to excel academically and make the best decisions for their futures.
The 2015 Stakeholder Surveys are now available and you are invited to participate in these surveys to provide important information that will be used to improve schools and the district. All responses are confidential. Your input is valued and appreciated! Surveys will remain open until Friday, May 1, 2015.
Guy Tchwanto and Jacob Franklin, 11th grade students at South Lake High School, were recently chosen to participate in The American Legion Boys State.
A South Lake High School student was recently ranked No. 1 among individual competitors in the FFA 2015 Middle and High School Floriculture Career Development Event. Cassandra Emelianchik received the state’s highest individual score, and the South Lake High School team received the state’s second highest team score.
Students will compete next week in the first Lake County History Fair, part of the annual National History Day competition.
Officials from around the county gathered this week to launch the new Health Sciences Collegiate Academy (HSCA), which will allow students in south Lake County to earn a high school diploma while taking health sciences classes at Lake-Sumter State College.
Students districtwide can register now for Advanced Placement (AP) Seminars planned for Saturday, April 11, at Tavares and Lake Minneola high schools and Saturday, April 25, at Eustis and South Lake high schools. The sessions are 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. both days.
Florida high school students put their food service skills to the test recently as part of the 15th ProStart Culinary Team Competition. The event, held Feb. 27-28 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, involved about 400 students from 49 schools around the state including several from South Lake, East Ridge and Lake Minneola high schools.
Three members of the South Lake High School wrestling team posted top-four finishes at the Class 2A-District 5 meet on Feb. 28 in Inverness. Justin Acevedo, Ivan Gonzalez and Kaliph O’Neal will advance to the Class 2A-Region 2 tournament this weekend, March 6-7 at Brandon High School. The program is on a first-year comeback after being on hiatus for the last six years.
Congratulations to Levi Kaplan, a fifth-grade student at Seminole Springs Elementary School, who recently won the Lake County Spelling Bee! His winning word was “flambé.”
Congratulations to Justin Crouch of Umatilla High School! He is Lake County’s Teacher of the Year. The announcement was made at a celebration dinner presented by the Educational Foundation of Lake County on Feb. 28.
Sara Pennington, legislative aide to state Rep. Larry Metz, visited East Ridge Middle School last week to learn more about the success of the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) college readiness system there and at East Ridge High School. Pennington toured classrooms on Feb. 25, observing students solving equations in 8th-grade pre-algebra, supporting a claim with evidence in 8th-grade language arts, completing a lab assignment in 7th-grade science and crafting higher order questions in 7th-grade AVID elective.
Five robotics teams from Lake County Schools have qualified to compete at the World Championship in Louisville, KY, April 14-19.