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Summerlin Academy places first in the 2012 Florida State High School Drill Competition

Summerlin Academy places first in the 2012 Florida State High School Drill Competition

Bartow, Florida -- Students from Summerlin Academy were big winners this year when they competed in the 2012 Florida State High School Drill Competition. The competitions which took place on Saturday, April 7 were held at George Jenkins High School in Lakeland.  

Florida State Drill Meet winners included the following teams and individuals:

1st place- Male Armed Squad Exhibition

1st place- Male Armed Individual Exhibition (Cadet Josh Daily)

3rd place- Female Armed Dual Exhibition (Cadets Hagood and Wodecki)

Kindergarten Round-Up kicks off

Kindergarten Round-Up kicks off

Polk County, Florida -- Kindergarten Round-Up for Polk County Public Schools began yesterday, April 26 and many schools have designated special days, times or evening hours during Round-Up to enroll kindergarteners. 

Please contact individual schools for their Kindergarten Round-Up schedules. Schools can also tell you about required proof of age, medical and residency documentation needed for enrollment. Students entering kindergarten must be five-years-old on or before Sept. 1, 2012.

Polk County Public School students win awards at state Science Fair

Polk County Public School students win awards at state Science Fair

 

Bartow, Florida--11 Polk County Public Schools students won awards at the 57th Annual State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida held earlier this month.  

The event took place at the Lakeland Center in Lakeland, Florida. Nearly 950 finalists from around the state displayed their projects and illustrated their research.

Students from grades six through 12 qualified for the state event by winning awards in 37 regional science and engineering fairs.

Polk Public School Board and Commissioners to meet

Polk Public School Board and Commissioners to meet

Bartow, Florida-- The Polk County School Board announces a joint meeting with the Board of County Commissioners. 

The meeting takes place May 3 at 2:00 p.m. in the County Commission Board room at the Neil Combee Administration Building, 330 W. Church St.

Contact Pat McManus at the Polk County Public Schools District Office. (863)-534-0529.

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

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

 

BARTOW, FL (April 12, 2012) Polk County Public Schools has been selected as a first place winner in the American School Board Journal’s (ASBJ) 18th annual Magna Awards program. The Magna Awards recognize districts across the country for outstanding programs that advance student learning and encourage community involvement in schools.  Polk County Public Schools was honored in the over 20,000 enrollment category.

McDonald's offers free FCAT breakfasts Monday morning

McDonald's offers free FCAT breakfasts Monday morning

Tampa, Florida-- According to a recent release, more than 800 McDonald's restaurants in the state of Florida will provide a free breakfast to students on April 16, the first day of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT).

Students in grades three-11 can enjoy a complimentary Egg McMuffin, Apple Slices, and a low-fat milk or orange juice from any of the 188 McDonald's restaurants in the Tampa Bay area. 

Be sure to get there between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. to take advantage of this offer!