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Enrollment is Open For Spring 2021 Semester at Polk State College

November 4, 2020 | Comments Off on Enrollment is Open For Spring 2021 Semester at Polk State College

Monday, November 2, 2020 — Enrollment is open at Polk State College for the Spring 2021 Semester, which will start on January 6. Currently enrolled students may register for classes through their Passport accounts. Dual enrollment students should work with their high school advisors and email deregistration@polk.edu for additional assistance. Prospective students must submit a free online…

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Costumes Are Not Permitted at Polk County Public Schools Athletic Events

November 4, 2020 | Comments Off on Costumes Are Not Permitted at Polk County Public Schools Athletic Events

This is a reminder that Polk County Public Schools does not permit spectators to wear costumes during athletic events, including high school football games. Although Halloween is approaching, costumes and props of any kind are still not permitted at any school district athletic events. This is Polk County Public Schools’ normal practice throughout the year.…

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PCPS, Health Department Partner to Create COVID-19 Call Center That Will Open Monday (Nov. 2)

November 4, 2020 | Comments Off on PCPS, Health Department Partner to Create COVID-19 Call Center That Will Open Monday (Nov. 2)

Polk County Public Schools and the Florida Department of Health-Polk have partnered to create a COVID-19 call center that opens Monday, Nov. 2. The call center will be open from 12:30 to 8 p.m., seven days a week, except for school holidays. The phone number is 863-298-5206. “The school district and the Florida Department of…

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Florida Southern Connections Help Bring 2020 Grad’s Low-Cost MCAT Study App To Market

October 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Florida Southern Connections Help Bring 2020 Grad’s Low-Cost MCAT Study App To Market

LAKELAND (Oct. 28, 2020) – A spring 2020 graduate of Florida Southern College is the lead developer of a low-cost, trivia-style study app for students hoping to enter medical school. “MCAT: King of the Curve,” which was released Oct. 19 for iPhones and iPads, took shape with the help of a small group of other…

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John Burton, Executive Director, Has Announced That He Will Retire From His Position Effective December 31, 2020

October 28, 2020 | Comments Off on John Burton, Executive Director, Has Announced That He Will Retire From His Position Effective December 31, 2020

“I have enjoyed virtually every minute of every day that I have been associated with the Achievement Academy,” Burton said.  “I have been inspired by our children – in both the Birth to Three Program and our Charter School – beyond measure.  And I have been motivated by each of our teachers, therapists, paraprofessionals and…

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Story Ideas and News Highlights from Polk County Public Schools

October 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Story Ideas and News Highlights from Polk County Public Schools

– We are thrilled to recognize two very special administrators from our schools: Octavia May from Auburndale Central Elementary is the 2021 PCPS Principal of the Year! Read her profile at https://tinyurl.com/y4nwvsnr. Talley Miller from Crystal Lake Middle is the 2021 PCPS Assistant Principal of the Year! See her profile at https://tinyurl.com/y6yqk6yc. – Polk County…

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Truly Nolen Is Now Offering Sanitation Services To Help Stop The Spread Of Covid-19

October 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Truly Nolen Is Now Offering Sanitation Services To Help Stop The Spread Of Covid-19
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United Way of Central Florida Announces over 600 Last-Mile Deliveries Completed in Polk County

October 28, 2020 | Comments Off on United Way of Central Florida Announces over 600 Last-Mile Deliveries Completed in Polk County

Ride United Last-Mile Delivery, launched in April, in partnership with DoorDash, brings food and supplies to vulnerable populations.  United Way of Central Florida today announced its 600th delivery of food boxes and household supplies to vulnerable populations throughout Polk County through the Ride United Last-Mile Delivery initiative.  This milestone delivery also marks the delivery of one million meals to those in need throughout the country. The United Way…

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Eye Specialists Of Mid-Florida, P.A. Announces Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For Their Newest Location In Lakeland

October 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Eye Specialists Of Mid-Florida, P.A. Announces Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For Their Newest Location In Lakeland

Lakeland, FL (October 15, 2020), Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration at their newest location at 3350 Harden Boulevard in Lakeland, Florida today. This new location is their 8th location with others in Auburndale, Clermont, Haines City, Lakeland-Highlands, Lake Wales, Sebring, and Winter Haven. The City of Lakeland Chamber of…

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Florida Southern College To Host Upcoming Virtual “Moc” Interviews

October 21, 2020 | Comments Off on Florida Southern College To Host Upcoming Virtual “Moc” Interviews

FSC’s “Moc” Interview Days are an excellent opportunity for community employers to introduce themselves (and by extension, their companies) to Florida Southern Students by conducting a 20-minute mock interview with students and immediately follow it with a few minutes of feedback for the student. Contact the Office of Career & Continuing Education at FSC by…

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