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.
William P. Roberts of Windy Hill Middle School is one of three finalists for Florida’s 2015 Assistant Principal of the Year, state Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart announced today
With new middle school adventures just a few months ahead of them, the fifth-graders connected with the inspirational words in the Dr. Seuss classic, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!