Class of 2017 Scholarship Announcement

 Our graduating class of 2017 received $2,307,672.00 in scholarships.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

 

Testing for Summer 2017 information available:

http://www.polk-fl.net/parents/testing/default.htm

Polk County Students

  • Summer 2017 FSA (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2) & NGSSS (Biology, Civics, US History) EOCs

    • For Polk County Students who need to take or retake a Florida End-of-Course (EOC) Assessment

    • Testing Window: July 10 -13, 2017 

    • Parent Letter

    • Online Registration Form (Deadline: June 16, 2017)

Polk County Public Schools Feedback

Your opinion matters! Please take the polk county public schools community feedback survey.  

Polk County Public Schools is pleased to announce the opening of its new Community Feedback Survey, and we would like to hear from you.

Visit http://www.polk-fl.net/survey to participate.

The survey only takes 5 to 10 minutes to complete, but will provide critical information for Polk County Public Schools, as we seek to improve our services and educational quality.

Again, please visit http://www.polk-fl.net/survey by May 19th.

Thank you for your support.

Yearbook Distribution

.Yearbooks will be distributed to SENIORS who pre-purchased books on Friday, May 12, during 2nd period. Seniors on the list for purchases will be released at the beginning of the period. UNDERCLASSMEN yearbooks will be distributed at lunch, Monday and Tuesday, May 15 and 16.

A limited number of yearbooks was ordered above those purchased for students who did not buy one earlier in the year but who have decided they would like to own one. To order, please pay by cash only, before or after school in Room B-11.

Seniors, Class of 2018

LHS senior formal pictures will be taken this summer on campus, June 5 an July 31. Rising seniors, Class of 2018, will receive a postcard in the mail 2 weeks prior to their sittings from our official school photographer, Leonard’s Photography. If you do not receive a card, or would like to make an appointment either on campus for one of these days, or at their Orlando or Tampa (Brandon) studios, please contact them at leonards.com.  A sitting fee of $15 is charged all seniors sitting for this portrait which is used for yearbook, scholarships, and recognition during senior year. Only photos from Leonard’s may be used for yearbook publication.

Yearbooks go on sale August 8 for $65 (base price of book, name imprint etc are extra).

Senior Ads for yearbook also go on sale August 8. Placement is by date of submission. Rates are as follows:

  • Full Page – $300
  • 1/2 Page – $150
  • 1/4 Page – $75

Scholarships

Seniors: Have you received any scholarships your counselors are not aware of yet? We want to be able to recognize you! Please email your counselor with the name and amount of any scholarship you have received thus far—and if it is to a specific university, let us know that too! Please let us know no later than Friday, May 5.

Florida Virtual College Week: Online, Free, State-Sponsored, Expert Advice

Mark your calendar, April 4 – 6. Florida will host its first ever Virtual College Week. The live three-day event will feature presentations from experts in the area of college preparation, admissions, financial aid and more. Representatives from the Florida College System, State University System, Florida Department of Education and others will participate.

Tuesday, April 4: High School Counselors: Guidance for Guidance

Get the latest information from the State University System, Florida College System and the state’s Career and Technical Education programs. Learn about counseling tips, tools and techniques from the Florida Department of Education.

Wednesday, April 5: High School Students: College 101

Get insight on the admissions process, find out how to earn college credit while you’re still in high school, and learn what resources are available to help you succeed in college.

Thursday, April 6: Parents: Surviving College with Your Student

Learn how to pay for college without breaking the bank and how to help your student successfully transition to college.

Florida Virtual College Night

Watch the presentations from Florida’s first ever Florida Virtual College Night.

 

Traviss Technical College Open House

Traviss Technical College will have an Open House on Thursday, April 13 from 8:00 AM-1:00 PM and5:00 PM-7:00 PM. Our open house is an excellent opportunity for your seniors to view our many different programs as well as your returning high school students. Our teachers and counselors will be available to meet with students and discuss our programs. We have tours available throughout our Open House. We will have many extra activities as well as a Career Fair during our morning session. We would love if you could bring a group of students. Please contact Hilda Ringley (hilda.ringley@polk-fl.net) if you are bringing a bus.

Open House Flyer

Connor Devore’s short film “Without Warning”

Connor Devore’s short film Without Warning was selected as a TOP TEN finalist in the Palm Beach International Film Festival’s Student Showcase of Films. The film is eligible for online voting competition now through March 09, 2017. The winner of the online vote will receive the $500 Audience Award to be announced live at the Student Showcase of Films Red Carpet Awards Show on March 10, 2017. 

Please follow the link www.pbcgov.com/filmfestival and vote for your favorite film! Feel free to help spread the word on social media…

Optimist Club

The Optimist Club is hosting their annual Oratorical Contest interested students should prepare a 4 to 5 minute speech on the assigned topic to be presented at the local Optimist Club. You could win $100 at the local level, $2500 at the District Level. Please see your Counselor for more information.

The contest is taking place March 13th.