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The new fall selection of life-long learning classes is now being offered to adults and students over the age of 16 by the Community Education Department at Lake County Schools.

The exciting opportunities include:

  • Explore a nutrition class offering a common sense approach to eating well, how dieting works, eating healthy on a budget, and staying on track with special occasion meals.
  • Learn how to use your new iPad or iPhone more effectively to meet your daily needs.
  • Expand your horizons with beginning and intermediate classes of American Sign Language.

For details and a course brochure, log on to www.lake.k12.fl.us/quest. For questions and more information regarding any of the Quest Community Education classes, call 352-253-6780 or email ce@lake.k12.fl.us.

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Donations of crucial supplies to assist teen parents and their children is the lifeblood of Lake County Schools’ Teen Parent Program and the Family Christian Center of Clermont has recently provided vital and tremendous support.

Lake County Schools’ Teen Parent Program Lake County Schools’ Teen Parent Program This past month the Family Christian Center has donated stacks of diapers and children clothes exceeding $6,000 in value.

“This is such a valuable donation and will help many families in the Lake County Schools community,” said Kimberly Phillips, Teen Parent Resource Teacher. “My goal is to get the items sorted and have them ready for our teachers to choose from, and pass on items to the social workers and individual schools which facilitate programs for our counties homeless families.”

The mission of the Lake County Schools Teen Parent Program is to ensure that all teen parents have the opportunity to graduate from high school and be prepared for postsecondary education and the workforce. While being encouraged to continue their education, the students are also instructed in proper prenatal care and appropriate child nurturing skills. The teen parent program is a voluntary student support and assistance program designed to provide a specialized parenting curriculum and coordination of ancillary services to meet the needs of students who are pregnant and students who are mothers or fathers.

“Because of the high unemployment rate, it is becoming harder and harder for the teen parent students to provide their children with necessary items,” said Maggie Teachout, Director of Lake County Schools Career, Adult & Community Education Department. “We do not want our teen parent students to drop out of school in order to adequately provide for their children.”

For more information about the Teen Parent Program, call 352-253-6788.

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Lake County Schools will be closed on Friday, Nov. 11, to observe Veterans Day. The administration offices of Lake County Schools will also be closed on Nov. 11.

To view a complete holiday calendar for Lake County Schools, log on to http://www.lake.k12.fl.us or visit Lake County Schools District Office, located at 201 W. Burleigh Blvd. in Tavares.

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Sons of Amvets present the donated materials to Lake County Schools. At the presentation included: (left to right) Wayne Tutton, 3rd Vice President; Harry Doremus, Commander, Son of Amvets: Kay Doremus, Kay’s Kids Project Chairman; Duff Taylor, 2nd Vice President; Laura Van Pelt, Teen Parent Resource Teacher; Ann Thomas, Teen Parent Resource Teacher; and Linda Keller, Teen Parent Resource Teacher.

Sons of Amvets Post 1992 in Mount Dora recently presented supplies worth more than $1,500 for babies and toddlers enrolled in the Lake County Schools Teen Parent Program.

This is the third year that the Sons of Amvets have donated to the Lake County Schools Teen Parent Program. The funding for the donation from the Sons of Amvets is a part of Kay’s Kids Project weekly fundraiser meal at Amvets Post 1992.

Sons of Amvets Commander, Harry Doremus; Duff Taylor, 2nd Vice President; Wayne Tutton, 3rd Vice President; and  Kay Doremus, of Kay’s Kids Project  presented the supplies purchased for the Teen Parent Program to Resource Teachers Linda Keller, Laura VanPelt and Ann Thomas on behalf of Post 1992 Sons of Amvets.

“The teen parents and teachers are very grateful for the generosity that was shown to them with this donation,” said Dr. Maggie Teachout, Director of Lake County Schools Career, Adult & Community Education Department

Donated items included 15 car seats, 16 cases of diapers, several potty chairs, several booster chairs, several infant thermometers and one case each of baby wipes, baby shampoo, baby lotion and baby wash. In addition, donated items included requests by the Teen Parent Resource teachers that were for specific children in the Teen Parent Program.

The mission of the Lake County Schools Teen Parent Program is to ensure that all teen parents have the opportunity to graduate from high school and be prepared for postsecondary education and the workforce. While being encouraged to continue their education, the students are also instructed in proper prenatal care and appropriate child nurturing skills. During the 2009-2010 school year, the Teen Parent Resource Teachers served 132 students and 79 babies and toddlers.

The Teen Parent Program is a voluntary student support and assistance program designed to provide a specialized parenting curriculum and coordination of ancillary services to meet the needs of students who are pregnant and students who are mothers or fathers. Donations to the program may be dropped off at any Lake County public high school.

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For the second consecutive year, the Lake County School Board, in partnership with the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, is offering scholarships for spring and summer Behind-the-Wheel Driving classes to eligible Lake County high-school students.

To be eligible, a student must be a resident of Lake County, currently attend high school or be a registered home-school student, have proof of automobile insurance and possess a learner’s license at least one week prior to the first day of class.

Behind-the-Wheel Driving classes provide 10 hours of actual driving instruction and 20 hours of driving observation. The Behind-The-Wheel Driving program does not complete all of the driving experience required by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles for obtaining a State of Florida driver’s license, however it does provide a strong foundation upon which to build.

“The goal of the program is to promote safe driving habits and give students a strong foundation for mastering the skills necessary to receive a State of Florida driver’s license,” said Maggie Teachout, Director of Lake County Schools Career-Technical, Adult & Community Education Department. “Since its inception, more than 640 high-school students have benefited from this program.”

Classes begin and end at a Lake County public high school campus or at the Career-Technical, Adult and Community Education office in Howey-in-the-Hills. Classes are offered on weekday afternoons, Saturdays and during selected school breaks. All instructors are teachers employed by the Lake County School Board and certified by the Florida Safety Council.

Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and are not income-based. Funding for this program is provided through the Dori Slosberg Driver Education Safety Act, which allows local county commissioners to direct the clerk of the court to collect an additional $5 for each civil traffic penalty in order to fund driver education programs in public and nonpublic schools.

For more information or registration forms, log on to the Lake County Schools website at www.lake.k12.fl.us using the “Behind-the-Wheel” link on the “Parents & Students” page, send an e-mail to moyerc@lake.k12.fl.us or call (352) 253-6780.

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The Lake County Schools Teen Parent Program is requesting donations of crucial supplies needed to help teen parents and their children in these tough economic times. Donations may be dropped off at any Lake County public high school.

“Because of the high unemployment rate, it is becoming harder and harder for the teen parent students to provide their children with necessary items,” said Maggie Teachout, Director of Lake County Schools Career, Adult & Community Education Department. “Last year, we received generous donations from the Sons of AMVETS Post 1992 in Mount Dora and Sweetbay Supermarket, and each year the Lake County Library System and Cooper Memorial Library donates children’s books. This year the need continues, and we do not want our teen parent students to drop out of school in order to adequately provide for their children.”

The following consumable items are needed (all of these items must be new and unopened):

  • Diapers, sizes 2-6
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby shampoo & baby wash
  • Diaper rash cream
  • Thermometers
  • Replacement nipples for baby bottles

Also being accepted are new or gently used:

  • Board books
  • Socks of all sizes
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Baby bottles
  • Bottle brushes
  • Sippy cups
  • Potty chairs

In addition, new baby and toddler car seats are needed; safety regulations prevent the acceptance of used car seats.

The mission of the Lake County Schools Teen Parent Program is to ensure that all teen parents have the opportunity to graduate from high school and be prepared for postsecondary education and the workforce. While being encouraged to continue their education, the students are also instructed in proper prenatal care and appropriate child nurturing skills. During the 2009-2010 school year, the Teen Parent Resource Teachers served 132 students and 79 babies and toddlers.

The teen parent program is a voluntary student support and assistance program designed to provide a specialized parenting curriculum and coordination of ancillary services to meet the needs of students who are pregnant and students who are mothers or fathers.

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Five hundred doesn’t seem like a lot, but when considering a traditional holiday meal includes a turkey and more than several sides, including mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables, collecting enough food to provide 500 local families with a Christmas Day dinner is a formidable task.

For the third year in a row, the Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts programs at Lake County’s high schools are gathering donations to provide Christmas Day dinners to 500 local families that are in need.

According to school officials, the culinary arts program gathered more than 400 dinners last year, and in the first year had meals for about 250 families. Nonetheless, the biggest challenge for the Christmas dinner food drive is getting the money to buy the turkeys.

The Christmas dinner food drive is a larger initiative for the high schools’ culinary programs to help the Christian Care Center in Leesburg.

Nearly every Wednesday, the culinary program at Eustis High School prepares meals for the Christian Care Center. Staff from the Center picks the food up and transports it to their facility. In addition, one day a month, the culinary students visit the Center to prepare a meal in its kitchen. On Oct. 24, Eustis High School’s Culinary Program was out in full force to support the Christian Care Center. Chef Matthew Dennis at Umatilla High School also takes his culinary class once a month to the Christian Care Center.

“The ‘real world’ for the students is the cafeteria,” he said. “For them to see people and get involved to help them get a meal, that’s a good thing for the kids.”

As President of the American Culinary Federation, Gulf to Lakes Chapter, Dennis leans on major corporations, such as Publix and Sysco, to donate food for the local high schools community outreach.

“I’m hoping the 500 Christmas dinners will be easy to attain,” he said. “If each school brings in enough items for 100 sides and the community pitches in, it should help us reach our goal.”

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