UthMpact Nominations

9th, 10th and 11th grade students—It is time for Lakeland High School to make nominations for UthMpact, the youth leadership program run by InnerAct Alliance.  Participants MUST be able to miss at least 6 days of school for this program, so grades and self-discipline for makeup work must be STRONG.  If you are interested in being considered for nomination, please see our Success Coach, Jamie Burris, in the Success Lab next door to Coach Collins’ office no later than Feb 2 for more information.

Graduation Date!

Our Graduation Date has now been finalized.   Our 2018 graduation will be on Thursday, May 17 at 4:00pm (Lakeland Center).  We are aware that AP exams fall on this day and are working with the District Office and College Board to create a plan to best serve our students. A letter, with an alternate test date, will be distributed to students affected.

International Deaf Awareness Week!

This week we are celebrating International Deaf Awareness Week! This is a time when deaf communities around the globe celebrate their uniqueness and reflect upon advocacy and education of marginalized people.

We need your help! Please vote for our Dreadnaught graduate, Shawn Daniels, as he pursues his college education at Gallaudet University in the Presidential Honors program. Shawn is the FIRST Dreadnaught DHH student to attend Gallaudet. Gallaudet is the premiere university for deaf individuals and is considered the Mecca of the Deaf community.

Vote here:

A common question: Is sign language universal?  Answer: No.   There are as many signed languages as there are spoken, maybe more, as many are undocumented.

Curious? Check out this Deaf world traveler: Seek the World

Our DHH students will be sharing Vlogs with you later in the week, stay tuned!


Ms Jackson, Ms Kearns, and the SignNaughts Crew


Lakeland FFA will be participating in Socktober with all collected socks going to Lighthouse for the Blind.  If you would like to help us with this we are collecting socks the entire month of October.  The students are working on boxed for classrooms.  If you would like to participate please reply to this email.  Our goal is to collect 1,000 pairs of socks for so that everyone can have warm feet this winter.

Here’s a great link that tells you a little bit more about Socktober!