Montverde Academy is proud to announce that 14 student-athletes participated in National Signing Day today, which is the first day that a high school senior can sign a binding National Letter of Intent to play collegiate sports with the...
Sixteen Lake County schools have been named 2018-19 Five Star Schools by the Florida Department of Education. The annual award recognizes schools that are committed to incorporating family and community members into the school environment to enhance student learning. “Family, business...
Lake Technical College’s Adult Education student Josh Thompson was recently recognized at the Adult and Community Educators of Florida Conference Awards Luncheon.  Josh was nominated by his instructor Ms. Colleen Avelli and the Adult Education Coordinator Mr. Art Seidner. Josh...
NASA has long encouraged citizen scientists and has a variety of programs that support their mission to “pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.” Montverde Academy sixth grade students have been participating in one such...
For the past 14 years, each student at Imagine South Lake Charter, kindergarten through fifth grades, selects and reads a book appropriate for his/her grade-level. Afterward, each student completes a book report. To enhance the experience, students prepare their costumes...
by Marty Proctor Take Stock In Children (TSIC) held its annual Career Speed Dating event on October 29, at Leesburg High School.  A total of 51 local high school students attended to meet with local business and professional career presenters. ...
Article by Grant Mollett, M.Ed. East Ridge High School Gainesville -Saturday morning the East Ridge High School girls cross country season came to an end with the conclusion of the Class 4A Region 1 Championships at Santa Fe College in Gainesville....
Linda Shepherd-Miller, principal of Lake Minneola High School, has been named Lake County’s Principal of the Year for 2020-21. Shepherd-Miller, lovingly known by students and staff as “Mama Hawk,” now qualifies to be considered for the statewide Principal Achievement Award...
Terrific Kids is a student-recognition program sponsored by the Kiwanis Club. “Terrific” is an acronym for Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable. Grassy Lake Elementary School Celebrates its Terrific Kids Claire Reimschiissel, Liliana De La Cruz, Abigail Fitzpatrick, Emily Costa, Lyla...
In recent months, Lake County Schools has excitedly announced plans to open two new schools in fast-growing south Lake over the next four years. As signs emerge on the sites and groundbreaking dates draw near, the district is also...
Lake Technical College’s Adult Education student Josh Thompson was recently recognized at the Adult and Community Educators of Florida Conference Awards Luncheon.  Josh was nominated by his instructor Ms. Colleen Avelli and the Adult Education Coordinator Mr. Art Seidner. Josh...
Pinecrest Lakes Academy recently celebrated diversity and cultural differences at its annual multicultural festival. The students, grades K-8th, along with their teachers, staff and parent volunteers, selected a country and represented that country the fun way: they displayed cultural artwork,...
Terrific Kids is a student-recognition program sponsored by the Kiwanis Club. “Terrific” is an acronym for Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable. Cypress Ridge Elementary School Celebrates its Terrific Kids for October Kindergarten- AJ Ippolito, Cole Bennett, Jace West, Delilah Farzati,...
Students: Arriana Luna, Emilee Hill, Zander VanDenBogaert, Zuellie Gonzalez, Manuel Ortiz, Lily Haddox, Gabriel Rondan Montijo, Carter Ourada, Adamari Medellin, Bryson Leonard, Ximena Navarro, Ivey Smith, Alison Baez-Guzman, Silas Dollar, Jomar Delgado, Carleigh Hall, Payton Taylor, Fabian Ortiz, Demi...
Opening 2021  - The new STEM school slated to be built at Four Corners, south 27, Clermont will be the first of its kind in Florida, built to support a curriculum that weaves in the outdoor environment, science, technology,...
Lake County School Board members gave Superintendent Diane Kornegay high marks in her most recent evaluation, which they approved in a meeting today. Collectively, they gave her a total average rating of 4.61 out of 5.0. A 4.0 rating means...
In July of this year, the community lost Ray Goodgame, a passionate, dedicated and tenacious community leader. Ray embodied the same qualities that will help make the community's young people into the leaders of tomorrow. Thus the South Lake...
A new school planned for south Lake County will be the first of its kind in Florida, built to support a curriculum that weaves in the outdoor environment, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as part of everyday studies...
Terrific Kids is a student-recognition program sponsored by the Kiwanis Club. “Terrific” is an acronym for Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable. Real Life Christian Academy Celebrates this month's Terrific Kids Henry Esposito, Kai Edwards, Diego Belvu, Simran Nayee, Emma Otero,...
Schools were closed September 3 and September 4 in Lake County as forecasts predicted a heavy impact from Hurricane Dorian, but students will not have to make up those missed days. Superintendent Diane Kornegay announced at today’s School Board workshop...
This summer, Lake Technical College’s LPN student Sarah Beth Bunn was recognized at the Florida Association of Career Technical Education Conference for receiving the Outstanding Postsecondary Student of the Year award. Sarah Beth was nominated by her instructor and Lake...
Terrific Kids is a student-recognition program sponsored by the Kiwanis Club. “Terrific” is an acronym for Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable. Cypress Ridge Elementary - Below are the Terrific Kids for this month  Kindergarden Mrs Caldwell- Elyssa Redula, Blake Dattoli, Charlotte Webster.  Ms. Clauss...
Lake-Sumter State College Foundation, Inc. has received $20,989 from the Florida College System Foundation for three student scholarship programs. “We are appreciative of the generosity and leadership of the Florida College System Foundation for facilitating these scholarship programs on behalf...
Representatives of the Walt Disney World Resort made a surprise visit to East Ridge High School on Friday, September 13, with a $20,000 gift from Mickey. The check will help to support the band program after a fire damaged...
by Linda Charlton It's midday in the media center at East Ridge High School, and band director Jack Hart is ready to greet his next class of students. If he had a band room, he would be in it. If...
It’s that time of year when tax bills are being delivered, and Lake County taxpayers are taking notice of an increase on the line item that reads “Public Schools -- By Local Board.” That increase reflects the 0.75-mill additional...
The National Endowment for the Arts is awarding Lake-Sumter State College Foundation, Inc. a grant of $10,000 to support the 2019-2020 George O. Pringle Performing Arts Series. “All Americans should have access to the arts,” said Mary Anne Carter, acting...
Students Grades 9-12  The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is holding a Patriotic Audio & Essay competition, Voice of Democracy. This year's theme is "What Makes America Great". A Grand Prize of $30,000.00 is available to the winning student. Deadline to submit an...
Jared Fullerton has fond memories of his years as a student at South Lake High School, where he took particular interest in the construction program. A natural with a hammer and nail, he built forts and skateboard ramps in...
Lake-Sumter State College Foundation, Inc. received a $115,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to create powerful communities in Lake & Sumter Counties through the College’s Energy Utility Institute located in Sumter County. Lake-Sumter State College is one of 18...
 Lake Technical College’s Pharmacy Technician program approved for accreditation from ASHP. We are proud to announce that our Pharmacy Technician program under the instruction of Candace McLendon has received approval for six-year accreditation from the Accreditation Services of Health-System...
Have you ever asked yourself how/why some students go through 12 years of elementary, junior, and high school without missing a day? What makes these kids persevere? In part, it's the need to learn, achieve, succeed. But, without the...
It's never too early to begin planning what you are going to do during the kids next break. Lake County Schools 2019-2020 Student Calendar. August 12                   First Day of Classes September 2               Labor Day/Student Holiday...
Lake County students are heading back to school on Monday. These next few weeks will be a little confusing and stressful for students and parents and annoying to some impatient drivers. Drivers, Be Cautious: If you aren't a student or parent, make every...
Lake County students will continue to receive free breakfasts and lunches this school year, regardless of household income. The free meals are a result of the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), a federal program that allows schools serving predominantly low-income communities...
By Linda Charlton Early in 1993, editors of the very last yearbook for the very last year of existence for Clermont High School declared "they saved the best for last." Could be they saved the best for the next generation,...
Minneola Charter School celebrated the completion of its new 7th and 8th-grade building on Wednesday, July 1st.  In a room filled with well-wishers, business partners, and families, Sherry Watts, the Principal & CEO of the school, proudly thanked those...
Members of the South Lake Chamber of Commerce were invited to celebrate the remodeling of New Hope Christian Academy (NHCA) last Thursday. The K-12thgrade private, non-denominational school, located at 105 E. Baker Street, Minneola, provides students the ability to work...
Lake County Schools is a “B” district for the third year in a row, according to data released by the Florida Department of Education today.  The district earned 643 total points in 2018-19, 12 points higher than the 631 points...
The Florida Department of Education (DOE) released 2019 statewide standardized assessment results on Friday, June 28. In Lake County, the percentage of students scoring proficient in English Language Arts (ELA) increased in all grade groups with elementary students exceeding the...
The Montverde Academy theatre department proudly announces the theatrical line-up for the 2019-20 season. These memorable theatrical presentations feature the Academy’s award-winning student performers who bring the characters to life on spectacular sets with impressive costumes that will captivate...
Wrapped Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Lake County Schools vehicles promote hotline to report safety threats anonymously. A public-private-non-profit partnership to promote the SpeakOut Hotline (800-423-TIPS) to Lake County Schools students will soon hit the road. A Lake County Sheriff’s Office sedan...
Can you imagine machining a part for the International Space Station? Students enrolled in the Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Production Specialist program at Lake Technical College will be able to put that statement on their resumes when they graduate.  Lake...
Kamille Chapman, an 8th-grade math teacher at Mount Dora Middle School has been named Lake County Schools 2019-20 Teacher of the Year. Daniel Dilocker, a technology/robotics teacher at East Ridge Middle School, and Michael Tarquine, a choir and theatre...
Lake-Sumter State College has ranked third best in a recent ranking of the 28 Florida College System colleges by Schools.com. “Lake-Sumter State College is known for providing quality learning experiences at affordable rates,” said Dr. Stanley Sidor, president of LSSC....
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