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Summer Food Service Program to offer free meals to Polk students

Summer Food Service Program to offer free meals to Polk students

Polk County, Florida-- Parents and guardians, if you're worried that your children's access to free and reduced meals will end with the school year, the Summer Food Service Program has you covered.

According to a release from Polk County Public Schools, the School Nutrition Department will host the program,  and provide nutritionally balanced meals to children for most of the season.

Teacher at Sea Scheduled to Skype with Students

Teacher at Sea Scheduled to Skype with Students

Polk County, Florida -- Mary St. Denis, a science instructor at Winter Haven High, is a “Teacher at Sea” thanks to the C-IMAGE Gulf of Mexico Teacher at Sea Program. She recently qualified to participate in the projects’ 2013 expedition focused on zooplankton survey and deep ocean sediments.

Students participate Wheelchair Awareness

Students participate Wheelchair Awareness

Polk County, Florida -- Starting Friday, May 17, students enrolled in health science class at Winter Haven High’s Medical Academy will take part in a project called “Wheelchair Awareness.” The project requires students to spend a weekend in a wheelchair. The goal of the project is to help students gain an understanding of what it means to live with physical limitations and help them become more sensitive to future patients who may have physical handicaps.  

Meet the final three superintendent candidates

Meet the final three superintendent candidates

Polk County, Florida -- Starting next week, the Polk County School Board will host several “Meet and Greets” that will provide members of the public with the opportunity to meet and speak with the final three candidates vying for the role of Superintendent of Schools for Polk County.

On Tuesday, April 30, Polk County School Board members narrowed the list of five candidates to the final three:  

Learn to improve your garden at Lake Wales' most beautiful garden

Learn to improve your garden at Lake Wales' most beautiful garden

Lake Wales, Florida -- Where better to learn to improve your green thumb than at the home of Lake Wales' most beautiful garden, Bok Tower Gardens?

In a two-part talk, author and outdoor life guru Debra Prinzing will show you how to use local and season flowers, and then share the stories of farmers and designers behind the "green" flower movement.

Here are more details on the talks, including the date and times, provided by Bok Tower Gardens:

May 4 - Great Garden Speaker: Workshops with Debra Prinzing: 

Prudential-Davis Productivity Awards announced for Polk

Prudential-Davis Productivity Awards announced for Polk

Bartow, Florida -- The annual Prudential-Davis Productivity Awards Program winners have been announced for 2013.

Since 1989, this program has recognized and rewarded state government employees whose work significantly and measurably increases productivity, promotes innovation, and improves the delivery of state services, and/or saves money for Florida taxpayers and businesses.

"Congratulations to all of this year's winners." said Dr. Ulyee Choe, Interim Director of the Florida Department of Health in Polk County.