School News

Pinecrest Lakes Academy Held Its Annual Multicultural Festival

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...

Cypress Ridge Elementary Celebrates Terrific Kids (October)

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...

East Ridge HS Girls Cross Country Competes In Celtic Invitational

By Grant Mollett, M. Ed. East Ridge High School The East Ridge High School girls varsity cross country team traveled to Ocala to competein the Seventh...

Montverde Academy Raises Funds For Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts In The Bahamas

Montverde Academy proudly presented the Green Turtle Cay Foundation with a check for $11,000 to help rebuild Green Turtle Cay, one of the smaller...

Mascotte Elementary Celebrates This Month’s Terrific Kids

Students: Arriana Luna, Emilee Hill, Zander VanDenBogaert, Zuellie Gonzalez, Manuel Ortiz, Lily Haddox, Gabriel Rondan Montijo, Carter Ourada, Adamari Medellin, Bryson Leonard, Ximena Navarro,...

Learn About The New Innovative School Being Built At Four Corners-Clermont

Opening 2021  - The new STEM school slated to be built at Four Corners, south 27, Clermont will be the first of its kind...

Superintendent Diane Kornegay Gets High Ratings From School Board

Lake County School Board members gave Superintendent Diane Kornegay high marks in her most recent evaluation, which they approved in a meeting today. Collectively,...

East Ridge High DECA 2019 College and Career Fair (October 7)

East Ridge High School DECA Chapter will be hosting a college and career fair on October 7th, from 5:30-7:30 pm. The college & career...

Congratulations to Grassy Lake Terrific Kids for September

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...

East Ridge High School At The West Orange Invitational In Winter Garden

Written By Grant Mollett, M. Ed. East Ridge High School (photos taken by Dave Worthington) The West Orange Invitational has become one of the largest and most...

District Leaders Say They Will Continue Seeking Funding For Employee Raises

Despite a lean budget and a growing number of restrictions on revenue from the state, Superintendent Diane Kornegay said district administration and the Lake...

LSSC Continuing Education Course Offerings that Begin in October

Lake-Sumter State College’s Continuing Education will offer new life-long learning as well as professional learning courses starting in October. Continuing Education courses are non-credit courses...

E-STEM School For Kindergarten Through 8th Grade Is Being Planned For Four Corners

A new school planned for south Lake County will be the first of its kind in Florida, built to support a curriculum that weaves...

Real Life Christian Academy Celebrates Its Terrific Kids

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...

No Hurricane Make-Up Days Required For Lake County Schools

Schools were closed September 3 and September 4 in Lake County as forecasts predicted a heavy impact from Hurricane Dorian, but students will not...

Family Jewelry and Pawn Helps ERHS Band Program

On September 5, a fire started in building 5 at East Ridge High School which houses the music department. The students lost instruments and...

Lake Technical College Student Awarded FACTE Outstanding Postsecondary Student Of The Year

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...

Cypress Ridge Elementary Celebrates Its Terrific Kids

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...

LSSC Foundation, Inc. Receives Student Scholarships Funds From Florida College System Foundation

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...

East Ridge High School Band Receives An Outpouring Of Love And Support

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...

Fire Destroys East Ridge High School Band Instruments

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...

New Tax Bills Show 0.75-Mill Increase To Support School Safety

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...

LSSC Foundation, Inc. Receives National Endowment For The Arts Grant

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...

Scholarships – VFW Writing Competition For Students In Grades 6-12 (Essay Deadline October 31)

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...

South Lake High Graduate Jared Fullerton Returns To Jump Start Construction Program

Jared Fullerton has fond memories of his years as a student at South Lake High School, where he took particular interest in the construction...

LSSC Foundation, Inc. Receives $115,000 Grant From Duke Energy Foundation

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...

Lake Technical College – Pharmacy Technician Program Accreditation (Next Start Date Is October 15)

 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...

It’s Not Cool To Miss School

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...

Lake County 2019-2020 Student Calendar

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   ...

Keep Students Safe -Drive With Caution And Don’t Text While Driving

Lake County students are heading back to school on Monday. These next few weeks will be a little confusing and stressful for students and...

Lake County Students Will Continue to Receive Free Breakfasts And Lunches

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...

Spawn Of The Highlanders / Back To The Future

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...

Minneola Charter School Celebrates Its New Building Expansion

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...

New Hope Christian Academy – Building Confidence And Potential In Each Student

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,...

Congratulations To Our South Lake County Schools On Achieving Top Ratings

Lake County Schools is a “B” district for the third year in a row, according to data released by the Florida Department of Education...

Florida Department Of Education Releases Scores For 2019 Statewide Standardized Assessments

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...

Montverde Academy Theatre Arts Announces 2019-20 Productions

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...

SpeakOut Vehicles Offer Moving Message For Lake County Students

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)...

Lake Technical College Signs An Agreement With NASA

Can you imagine machining a part for the International Space Station? Students enrolled in the Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Production Specialist program at Lake...

Kamille Chapman Named 2019-20 Teacher Of The Year

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,...

Lake Sumter State College Is Ranked Third Best In State

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...
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