So far, there are no confirmed cases of the virus in Lake County
The first round of spring Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) begins in a few weeks with students in grades 4-7 taking the English Language Arts paper-based writing exam on March 1. Students in grades 8-10 will take the computer-based exam one day between Feb. 29 and March 11.
This is where Mental Health First Aid training steps in. Last year, Lake County Schools received a $100,000 grant to administer the training across the district and throughout the county as a whole free to all participants.
Shelby Lenz attends Villages Elementary of Lady Lake and performed with the FMEA All-State Elementary Orff Ensemble in Tampa, January 15, 2016 at the Tampa Convention Center.
Student project addressed safety needs for bike-riders and walkers at the school.
Congratulations to Rhonda Hunt and Chad Frazier!
The students traveled to Tallahassee to receive the award after learning that they were among the top three prize winners.
Ron Clark, an educator widely known for his creative and successful work with low-income and troubled students, was the guest speaker for the Lake County Schools Leadership Mini Conference on Monday, Jan. 25, at Mount Dora High School.
Umatilla High School will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. on Jan. 29 to dedicate a mural wall created by three student artists.
Teachers Michael Geoffrion of Eustis High School, Kristen Pautienus of Lake Minneola High School, and Andrea Vineyard of Tavares High School learned on Jan. 20 that they are finalists for Lake County Teacher of the Year.
Eustis Heights Elementary School, which welcomed students into its new building late last year, will host a dedication ceremony from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24, at the school, 250 W. Atwater Ave.
The money was donated though Take Stock in Children of Lake and Sumter Counties
Kylie Rider, a third grade student from Mascotte Elementary Charter School, won a $1,000 scholarship from Bonnie Plants as the state winner of the company’s 3rd Grade Cabbage Program!
The grants are from the STEM Alliance of Central Florida to support excellence in science, technology, engineering and math education.
They helped create kid-friendly brochures about the school
The money was donated to Take Stock in Children of Lake & Sumter Counties, a school-based scholarship and mentoring program.
Students in K-3 can win a cash prize with their artwork, and student in 4-12 can win a four-year scholarship through the essay contest.
Lake County’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Division, in conjunction with Keep Lake Beautiful, a volunteer organization, has created the Litter Reporter app allowing citizens to report and pinpoint areas of litter on a map for easy monitoring. This simple mobile application, within the county’s Crowdsource Reporter, can be found online at http://gis.lakecountyfl.gov/crowdsource/.
The Litter Reporter is viewable on mobile devices and desktop computers, and lets users submit data about a particular area, as well as attach corresponding photos. If a site has already been identified, other citizens can “like” it to raise its priority. Keep Lake Beautiful will monitor submissions and propose cleanup efforts and community events as needed. As sites are cleaned up, they are removed from the map so citizens only see current areas of concern.
“The long-term goal of Keep Lake Beautiful is reinforce the mindset that residents can keep their community clean by taking litter with them and disposing of it in proper receptacles,” said Lake County Commissioner Leslie Campione, who spearheaded the Keep Lake Beautiful initiative. “However, when residents do see litter along our roads, this app will let them easily report it to us so that we may quickly take action. Giving reporting capabilities directly to the citizens adds to a sense of ownership and pride in the community.”
The mission of Keep Lake Beautiful is “To beautify Lake County by engaging our community.” In May, Lake County became an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit agency that focuses on building and maintaining vibrant communities. In September, around 130 volunteers collected nearly six tons of litter and debris during Lake County’s inaugural Keep Lake Beautiful cleanup, hosted simultaneously in Groveland, Leesburg and Sorrento.
For more information about Keep Lake Beautiful or to become a volunteer, call 352-343-9639 or visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/KLB
6:00 PM Regular School Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Regular School Board Meeting
12:00 PM Educational Foundation Board Meeting