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NHDLake County middle school and high school students are gearing up for the second annual National History Day competition. This competition allows students to create projects on historical topics in the categories of exhibit, paper, documentary, performance, or website.

Students from every middle school and four of the high schools (East Ridge, Eustis, Lake Minneola, and South Lake) will come together on March 5, 2016, at Windy Hill Middle School to be judged on their projects in the morning. In the afternoon, starting at 5:00 p.m. there will be an Open House and the awards ceremony will follow at 5:30 p.m.

Each year there is a different National History Day theme that students use as a guide for creating their projects. Last year’s theme was Leadership and Legacy. This year’s theme will be Exploration, Encounter, and Exchange. Students will be challenged to think, research, and write like historians while exploring human history and its effects on our society today.

The top two winners in each category will be moving on to the state competition, held in Tallahassee, May 1-3, 2016.

For more information or to see how you can sponsor or help with this event, contact Nicole DeLuca, Social Studies Program Specialist, at delucan@lake.k12.fl.us or 352-253-6874.


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lweekFour schools in Eustis were notified this week that they, as a team, have won either 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in a statewide literacy-civic service contest. The formal announcement will be made later this month in Tallahassee.

A group of 20 student ambassadors from Eustis Heights and Eustis elementary schools, Eustis Middle School and Eustis High School teamed up for literacy last month and began writing an alphabet book with members of the community. They will come back together on Friday, Jan. 15, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Eustis Heights to complete the narrative, add pictures and put the final touches on the book which, when finished, will highlight strategic points of interest in Eustis.

The project was submitted as an entry to the statewide Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! Literacy-Civics Service contest, and the schools learned this week that they are a winner of either a $25, $500 or $1,000 prize.

The Eustis schools plan to use the money they win to get their book published so they can present copies to local day care centers and pre-schools.

Florida First Lady Ann Scott will present the awards at a ceremony on Jan. 28 at the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee. In addition, Eustis Mayor Michael Holland will read a proclamation on Jan. 21, when the student ambassadors will present the book to the city commissioners. Mayor Holland will declare Jan. 27, 2016, as “Read Across Eustis Day,” part of the statewide designation of January as “Read Across Florida Month.” The students will travel throughout Eustis to read the book they created, helping to instill a love of reading and an appreciation for the Eustis community.

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The Jefferson Awards Foundation, which describes itself as America’s most prestigious and longest standing organization dedicated to activating and celebrating public service, honored Eustis High School for its philanthropic work within the community. Students were recognized at the organization’s 2015 National Ceremony in Washington, D.C., and gave a speech regarding their community service and volunteerism.

Eustis High School FazzinoAwards were presented over two days of ceremonies and volunteering in the nation’s capital. Americans with the most impactful philanthropic work of the year will receive National Jefferson Awards. Honorees included celebrities, public service professionals, entrepreneurs, local heroes and corporations all dedicated to public service.

More than 325 high schools across the country participate in the Jefferson Awards Students In Action (SIA) program. Eustis High School was selected as the 2015 Central Florida Recipient, chosen by a panel of judges for best showcasing the program’s goals and for its philanthropic contribution to the community. During the 2014-2105 school year, the Eustis High School SIA team, Panthers in Action, focused their efforts on “Fighting for a Cause.” They aimed to spread awareness, both inside and outside their school, about the importance of service to the community. Their service events included a Chipotle fundraiser for a baby boy born with a rare brain malformation and raising breast cancer awareness alongside supporters from all over Florida at the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure.

Eustis High School 2“This is the second time in the three years that Eustis High School has participated that we were recognized nationwide,’’ said Principal Nancy Velez. “We are very proud of our Panthers in Action.”


This year’s honorees also included high-profile philanthropists such as: the Kid President team, Lauren Bush, Jeff Skoll and the Target Corporation.

“Our mission at the Jefferson Awards Foundation is to recognize and celebrate outstanding achievement in public service. A testament to this mission, we are honored to recognize these amazing individuals and organizations for their incredible work in service,” said Hillary Schafer, Executive Director of the Jefferson Awards Foundation. “We continue to believe in, and activate their causes and look forward to making an impact on a national level through our ceremony.”

The National Ceremony kicked off on Wednesday, June 17 in the Oriental Ballroom of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C. The National Awards were presented on Thursday, June 18 at the National Ceremony Gala Dinner in the Grand Ballroom of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel with Trish Regan, Fox Business news anchor, serving as Mistress of Ceremonies. While in town, the recipients also had the opportunity to meet and be congratulated by their U.S. Senators on Capitol Hill.

About the Jefferson Awards
The Jefferson Awards Foundation (JAF) is the country’s longest standing and most prestigious organization dedicated to activating and celebrating public service. Through its programs, JAF trains and empowers individuals to serve and lead in their communities, amplifying their impact through the organizations vast network of media partners, mentors and volunteers. To learn more about the Jefferson Awards Foundation, visit: JeffersonAwards.org or engage on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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ehsEustis High has scheduled its Panther Preview and Showcase for Wednesday, April 8, at 6:00 pm, at the Eustis High School main campus. The program begins in the auditorium and is designed to help provide next year’s freshman and any students new to EHS with a sneak peek of high school life with an emphasis on scheduling classes, graduation requirements, courses offered at the school as well as a chance to meet the staff of the school.

In addition, EHS will present a showcase exhibiting all the fine arts, Career Technical, athletic and extra-curricular opportunities available to all EHS students. The cafeteria will come alive with class displays, clubs, sports, AVID, yearbook, and many other expositions with faculty, coaches, counselors and other students on hand to answer any questions.

This is the third year of the Panther Showcase and each year it grows larger and more informative. All students of high school age, parents and community members are encouraged to come see the wonderful things happening at Eustis High School!

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Students districtwide can register now for Advanced Placement (AP) Seminars planned for Saturday, April 11, at Tavares and Lake Minneola high schools and Saturday, April 25, at Eustis and South Lake high schools. The sessions are 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

AP_logoThese three-hour districtwide sessions are designed to give students extra practice and review for AP exams. The seminars include test-taking strategies, practice exam questions and content overviews. They will be designed and taught by AP teachers from across the district.

Students can select times and subjects for the sessions they want to attend. AP Human Geography, US History, World History, Psychology, and English Language Composition will be offered both dates. AP Calculus, Statistics and Environmental Science will be offered April 25.

Thirty seats are available for each session. Use the links below to register.

• Registration for the April 11th seminars runs through April 8, 2015 at

• Registration for the April 25th seminars runs through April 20, 2015 at

Students can receive more information about the seminars from their AP teachers.
Lake County Schools is the 19th largest school district in the state of Florida, serving approximately 41,000 students across 45 learning sites including conversion charter schools and a virtual school. Our mission is to provide every student with individual opportunities to excel. For more information, visit http://www.lake.k12.fl.us. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LakeSchools.

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Eustis High on LakeFront TV

Eustis High on LakeFront TV

Eustis High School is collaborating with Lake Front TV to produce a new television series, “What’s New in the 352.” The half-hour magazine style show premieres Saturday, Feb. 7, at 9 a.m. Visit www.lakefronttv.com for a complete schedule of local listings.

The show is targeted to Lake County’s youth. “We have taken it to the streets to show a young person’s perspective of how inspiring this community can really be for a teenager,’’ said Eustis High student Savannah Hedglin. “ We were tired of everyone saying that there was nothing to do around here, nothing happens here, and this place is boring. We are from Eustis High School, so a good majority of our content will be from Eustis, but we are in the process of reaching out to our sister cities and schools.”

Lake Front TV is a government access channel serving Lake County and surrounding areas. It reaches more than 200,000 homes on Century Link’s PRISM Channel 21, Brighthouse 199 and Florida Cable 4. Programming is also available online at www.lakefronttv.com and on ROKU media devises.

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The entire Lake County community is invited to choose between two proposed calendar options for the 2015-2016 school year through an online poll at http://www.lake.k12.fl.us/calendarvote.

Parents, students, employees and community residents have until Tuesday, Jan. 13, to select an option. A summary of the options is shown below.

• School starts Monday, Aug. 24, 2015.
• Five days off around Thanksgiving – Nov. 23-27, 2015.
• Spring Break from March 21-25, 2016.
• School ends Thursday, June 9, 2016.

• School starts Monday, Aug. 24, 2015.
• Three days off around Thanksgiving – Nov. 25-27, 2015.
• Spring Break from March 21-25, 2016.
• School ends Tuesday, June 7, 2016.

Visit http://www.lake.k12.fl.us/calendarvote to view each option in detail.

The online poll will close on Tuesday, January 13.

The results of the poll will be forwarded to the Lake County School Board. The Board is expected to consider the 2015-2016 school calendar options at its meeting on Monday, January 26.

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