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Mr. Kier Goes to Washington - DSA receives grant

Mr. Kier Goes to Washington - DSA receives grant

 

Polk County, Florida-- Davenport School of the Arts (DSA) is the proud recipient of a $100,000 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Grant. 

Algebra I EOC Assessment begins today for Polk County students

Algebra I EOC Assessment begins today for Polk County students

 

Polk County, Florida-- New state-mandated high school graduation guidelines now require students who are taking Algebra I or Algebra I Honors to successfully pass the Algebra I End-of-Course (EOC) exam to receive a standard high school diploma.

Last Superintendent’s Lunch and Learn of the school year

Last Superintendent’s Lunch and Learn of the school year

Seniors from six Polk County high schools had lunch with Polk County Public Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Sherrie B. Nickell and Associate Superintendent of Learning, David F. Lewis. 

Lunch and Learn was held on Thursday, May 3 at the Community Southern Bank in Lakeland. Three times during the academic school year, Polk County Public Schools’ seniors are given a chance to share their insights and experiences when they meet face-to-face with Dr. Nickell and Mr. Lewis.

The names of the schools and students who took part include:

Polk County’s Only National Merit Scholar Continues to Collect Awards

Polk County’s Only National Merit Scholar Continues to Collect Awards

Bianca Mulaney, Bartow High International Baccalaureate student, is the only student from Polk County to be named a National Merit Scholar so far this year.

Polk County teacher hopes to be named Florida School-Related Employee of the Year

Polk County teacher hopes to be named Florida School-Related Employee of the Year

Polk County, Florida-- Purcell Elementary Para-educator Norma Reyes is one of a handful of support personnel in the running to become the 2012 Florida School-Related Employee of the Year.

Homeless graduating seniors get help from Polk County Transition students

Homeless graduating seniors get help from Polk County Transition students

 

Polk County, Florida-- The Polk County Transition students located at USF recently volunteered to put together gift bags for homeless Polk County Public Schools graduating seniors.

The gift bags they prepared contained items for daily living including sheets, pillows, blankets, towels, wash cloths, toiletries and personal hygiene items. A roll of quarters for laundry, bus passes and gift cards to local restaurants and grocery stores were also included in the stack of items.

Polk County Public Schools Earn Top National Honors in 2012 Magna Awards

Polk County Public Schools Earn Top National Honors in 2012 Magna Awards

Assistant Superintendent of Information Systems and Technology Abdu Taguri and Polk County School Board Chair Hazel Sellers recently returned from the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Annual Conference held April 21-23.