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eocepFor the 2014-15 school year only, statewide assessment results in Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry will be delayed. As a result, schools in Lake County will calculate final course grades and make promotion decisions without regard to the 30 percent requirement that typically applies. The absence of end of course (EOC) results alone in these courses will not result in a grade of incomplete.

The Lake County School district will not recalculate grades this year should the state eventually validate these EOCs.

Earlier this month, the Lake County School district waived 419 local EOC exams in addition to 38 local EOC exams that were suspended in March.

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Thanks to a Digital Learning Grant, the Lake County School Board  recently approved the purchase of 1,312 HP Stream laptops for use in the schools utilizing these grant funds. The laptops are thin, light, loaded with Windows 8.1 and ready for cloud-based and offline productivity. The devices will be distributed among all schools. The number of computers each school will receive varies based on student population. For example, East Ridge High School will receive 77, Umatilla Middle School 21 and Beverly Shores Elementary 25.

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A special thanks to CSI Erica Robertson from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office who paid a visit to the Tavares Middle School STEM club on May 13.  She did an outstanding job educating our students on her exciting job duties and responsibilities.  Her exuberance seemed to rub off as several students now report wanting to be crime scene investigators when they grow up!  Tavares Middle School appreciates her willingness to go above and beyond her normal day and give back by sharing with students.

Mediacap012Sawgrass Bay Elementary had a very special visitor on campus on Friday, May 1, 2015.

The eight Personalized Learning pilot classrooms, in grades 3-5, had the privilege of meeting Sarah Haskins, a professional triathlete and former Olympian.  Haskins has over 33 professional wins, is a Race to the Toyota Cup Series Champion and was a 2008 Beijing Olympic team member.

The students were actively engaged as they learned the importance of setting short term and long terms goals in life.  Haskins inspired the students to put focus and passion into their education and extracurricular activities.  Haskins spoke about what is means to be a triathlete, the importance of good nutrition, and pushing yourself to strive for excellence.  A highlight of the assembly was when the students had the opportunity to hold her metals that Haskins has won from all over the world.  The event concluded with group pictures, autographs, and an inspired group of students.

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The public is invited to attend at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 22, under the school pavilion, 714 Citrus Ave. Please RSVP to Terri Pfister at PfisterT@lake.k12.fl.us or 352-357-2779.

Kindergarten_RoundupBeverly Shores Elementary Kindergarten Round Up

Who: Parents and their incoming kindergartner.

What: Open house for registering your kindergarten aged student for the 2015-2016 school year.

When: Thursday May 21, 2015

Time: 5:30 to 6:00 Hot Dogs off the grill, chips , juice and a cookie

Provided by Parent Involvement
6:00 KG. Activity
Tour of Campus and Kg. classrooms
Get a chance to say “HOWDY” to our kindergarten teachers.

We will be here until 7:00 P.M. Put on your boots, hat and join us for a full filled round-up! See Ya’ll here.

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Mediacap011The Bank of America Foundation recently presented a $5,000 check to Take Stock in Children of Lake and Sumter Counties.

“The award of $5,000 will be used to provide college and career readiness training,” said Carman Cullen, Executive Director of the Educational Foundation of Lake County.

Take Stock in Children, a program of the Educational Foundation, identifies financially at-risk students in the eighth grade, provides them with a mentor and an advocate and then rewards them at high school graduation with a college tuition scholarship.

Local money raised for scholarships is matched through the project STARS program, doubling the impact on the community.

For Information on volunteering, mentoring or becoming a donor for either organization, please contact weidnerg@lake.k12.fl.us, or visit www.edfoundationlake.com.
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