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Lake County Virtual School open enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year is April 20 – July 31. Orientations are required for ALL students and parents planning to become full-time Lake County Virtual School parents for the 2015-2016 school year. Call 352-483-4260 to reserve a space in one of the orientation sessions listed below. For more information, please log onto the Lake County Virtual School website at http://www.lake.k12.fl.us/lcvs or call 352-483-4260.

Orientation Schedule for Fall 2015 Enrollment

Date Time Location Notes
 April 23  6 PM  Lake County Virtual School  Grades 6-12
 May 5  9:30 AM  Learning Resource Center  Grades k-5
 May 7  6 PM  Learning Resource Center  Grades 6-12
 May 19  9:30 AM  Lake County Virtual School  Grades 6-12
 May 21  6 PM  Lake County Virtual School  Grades 6-12
 June 9  9:30 AM  Lake County Virtual School  Grades 6-12
 June 11  6 PM  Lake County Virtual School  Grades k-5
 June 16  9:30 AM  Learning Resource Center  Grades 6-12
 June 18  6 PM  Learning Resource Center  Grades 6-12
 July 21  9:30 AM  Lake County Virtual School  Grades k-5
 July 23  6 PM  Lake County Virtual School  Grades 6-12
 July 28  9:30 AM  Learning Resource Center  Grades 6-12
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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.

OPTION 1:
• 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.

OPTION 2:
• 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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A new venue at Lake-Sumter State College’s Everett A. Kelly Convocation Center gave the Educational Foundation of Lake County’s annual Night of Stars celebration a new vibe this year as dozens of volunteers and school employees were honored last week.

Night of StarsFrom more than 6,000 volunteers, schools selected 51 volunteers who were vying for the Volunteer of the Year honor. The three finalists for the honor were:

Harmony Gray, Beverly Shores Elementary School — As the youth division winner, she volunteered more than 440 hours this school year and has been a volunteer for two years. Some of her volunteer activities include: helping with the summer pre-kindergarten program; school office; and family science nights.

Gayle Minnig, Mount Dora High School — As the adult division winner, she has volunteered more than 2,000 hours this year and has been a volunteer for 4 years. Volunteering for the Hurricane Marching Band at Mount Dora High is her passion. Her biggest challenge date was to organize the band’s largest field trip in history: the Super Bowl parade in New Orleans.

Martha Koons, Beverly Shores Elementary School — As the senior division winner, she had volunteered more than 2,500 hours this year and has been a volunteer for 10 years. Her patience and dedication has helped hundreds of children learn to read not only at Beverly Shores, but at Eustis Heights and Leesburg elementary schools as well.

Minnig was selected as the Volunteer of the Year. Three finalists were also vying for the School-Related Employee of the Year honor. The three finalists were:

Night of StarsNilda Rivera — A Secretary from the Human Resources Department, Rivera has been with the school district for 10 years. She is responsible for fingerprinting and screening employees. Her supervisor finds her to be organized and constantly looking to improve productivity.

Allison Auld — A Bookkeeper at Leesburg High, Auld has been with the school district for seven years. Principal Bill Miller cites her skills and accuracy as a factor of her nomination but states “the finest characteristic of Mrs. Auld is her passion to assist struggling students. She has adopted several student mentees and meets regularly to offer encouragement.”

Lydia Flores — A Secretary for Title I Department, Flores has eight years of experience with the school district. She is known for her passion for working with families who are sometimes left out of the school setting. She has formed relationships within the community to provide food, clothing and household items to families in need.

Rivera was selected as the School-Related Employee of the Year. The nominees for the Volunteer of the Year and School Employee of the Year awards were selected by peer vote at their school site or department and a panel of independent judges scored the nominee packets using guidelines from the Florida Department of Education. Both winners will compete at the state level over the summer.

Other awards handed out during the celebration included:

  • Business Partners of the Year — Akers Media and Walt Disney World
  • Scott Strong Volunteer of the Year — Jim Miller
  • Foundation Board Member of the Year — Bill Giffing

Volunteers honored at the Night of Stars, which was hosted by the Educational Foundation of Lake County and sponsored by CFE Federal Credit Union, Electric Services Inc., Mathias Foodservice Equipment, SEIU, Herff-Jones and AXA Financial include (number of hours reflect their volunteer time served and years of service):

YOUTH DIVISION

  • Harmony L. Gray, Beverly Shores Elementary (440 hours, 2 years)
  • Ashley May, East Ridge High (300 hours, 1 year)
  • Darian Hunter, Fruitland Park Elementary (180 hours, 1.5 years)
  • Kristen Larson, Groveland Elementary (120 hours, 2 years)
  • Mariam McIntosh, Grassy Lake Elementary (253 hours, 1.5 hours)
  • Danielle Reid, Lost Lake Elementary (110 hours, 4 years)
  • Jane Saunders, Mount Dora Middle (117 hours, 1.5 years)
  • Robert Carlisle, Pine Ridge Elementary (20 hours, 3 years)
  • Maya Weissman, Sawgrass Bay Elementary (10 hours, 1 year)
  • Austin McCullough, Seminole Springs Elementary (23 hours, 1 year)
  • Mara Fenlon, Tavares Elementary (443 hours, 5 years)
  • Michael Crowe, Tavares Middle (70 hours, 2 years)
  • Rachel Schram, Triangle Elementary (175 hours, 2 years)
  • Robyn Demitry, Umatilla Elementary (200 hours, 4 years)
  • Jon Elbert Hoskinson, Windy Hill Middle (270 hours, 2 years)

ADULT DIVISION

  • Angela Tatro, Beverly Shores Elementary (1,240 hours, 2 years)
  • Margie Donelson, East Ridge High (400 hours, 2 years)
  • Cyndi Caruso, Eustis High (540 hours, 3 years)
  • Robin Bracco, Fruitland Park Elementary (200 hours, 4 years)
  • Cherie Larson, Groveland Elementary (600 hours, 6 years)
  • Adam Cronk, Grassy Lake Elementary (209 hours, 4 years)
  • Sherina Jones, Leesburg Elementary (800 hours, 3 years)
  • Theresa Sherman, Lost Lake Elementary (104 hours, 3 years)
  • Cheryl Johnson, Minneola Charter Elementary (789 hours, 4 years)
  • Gayle Minnig, Mount Dora High (2,000 hours, 4 years)
  • Dana Bruns, Mount Dora Middle (14 hours, 1.5 years)
  • Sarah Forero, Pine Ridge Elementary (189 hours, 2 years)
  • Jenny Solano, Sawgrass Bay Elementary (105 hours, 5 years)
  • Krista Pentz, Seminole Springs Elementary (264 hours, 2 years)
  • Anna Schroth, Sorrento Elementary (365 hours, 3 years)
  • Carla Stephens, Spring Creek Charter (300 hours, 9 years)
  • Mary Hongo, Tavares Elementary (424 hours, 4 years)
  • Andrew Jones, Tavares High (450 hours, 2 years)
  • Sandy Wooster, Tavares Middle (1,500 hours, 9 years)
  • Colleen Terry, Triangle Elementary (250 hours, 4 years)
  • Laura Rummel, Umatilla Elementary (160 hours, 4 years)
  • Hazel Morfe, Windy Hill Middle (100 hours, 8 years)

SENIOR DIVISION

  • Martha Koons, Beverly Shores Elementary (2,500 hours, 10 years)
  • Gerry Baiman, East Ridge High (400 hours, 1 year)
  • Beverly Lang, Fruitland Park Elementary (116 hours, 2 months)
  • Stuart Young, Groveland Elementary (363 hours, 1 year)
  • Barbara Carmody, Grassy Lake Elementary (150 hours, 4 years)
  • Vincent Brewer, Lost Lake Elementary (86 hours, 10 years)
  • Sharon Sayre, Pine Ridge Elementary (169 hours, 3 years)
  • Carol Finger, Sawgrass Bay Elementary (44 hours, 6 years)
  • Joyce Stevens, Seminole Springs Elementary (134 hours, 17 years)
  • Sue Wolf, Tavares Elementary (1,200 hours, 3 years)
  • Robert Herrick, Treadway Elementary (285 hours, 5 years)
  • Donna Hobbs, Triangle Elementary (1,690 hours, 5 years)
  • Michael Crawford, Windy Hill Middle (108 hours, 4 years)

SCHOOL-RELATED EMPLOYEES HONORED AT THE NIGHT OF STARS INCLUDE:

  • Dawn Johnson, Astatula Elementary
  • Shunta Hurst, Beverly Shores Elementary
  • Jennifer Pease, Carver Middle
  • Lynne Gigliati, Clermont Elementary
  • Richard Bowman, Clermont Middle
  • Patty Robbins, Cypress Ridge Elementary
  • Nicole Oster, East Ridge High
  • Xavier Rodriguez, East Ridge Middle
  • Maria Parra, Eustis Elementary
  • Sandra Todd, Eustis Heights Elementary
  • Cindy McVeigh, Eustis High
  • Regina Brown, Eustis Middle
  • Sarah Lockwood, Fruitland Park Elementary
  • D’Lynn Garay, Grassy Lake Elementary
  • Regina Penny, Gray Middle
  • Dawn Simons, Groveland Elementary
  • Jessica Hopperton, Lake County Virtual School
  • Lucy Hall, Lake Hills School
  • Alice Schellhorn, Lake Minneola High
  • Irene B. Storm, Lake Technical Center
  • Alex Marchbanks, Leesburg Elementary
  • Allison Auld, Leesburg High
  • Bobbie Beer, Lost Lake Elementary
  • Robin Harris, Mascotte Charter Elementary
  • Leonor Morales, Minneola Charter Elementary
  • Emma Arredondo, Mount Dora High
  • Mary Mulligan, Mount Dora Middle
  • Sue Dearwester, Oak Park Middle
  • Yvonne Milejczak, Pine Ridge Elementary
  • Roger White, Rimes Early Learning & Literacy Center
  • Kimber Keene, Round Lake Charter Elementary
  • Orlenda Martinez, Sawgrass Bay Elementary
  • Sharon Solomon, Seminole Springs Elementary
  • Maria Tew, Sorrento Elementary
  • Mary McKinnon, South Lake High
  • Teresa Hammock, Spring Creek Charter
  • Kathy Williams, Tavares Elementary
  • Benjamin Crunk, Tavares High
  • Gloria Reyes, Tavares Middle
  • Alphonso Williams, Treadway Elementary
  • Nancy Woodward, Triangle Elementary
  • Nancy White, Umatilla Elementary
  • Donna Daughtry, Umatilla High
  • David W. Brown, Umatilla Middle
  • Tom Smith, Villages Elementary
  • Kathy Staab, Windy Hill Middle
  • Lydia Flores, Title I
  • Shannon Hensley, Maintenance Department
  • Melissa Metz Moore, Facilities Department
  • Nilda Rivera, Human Resources Department
  • Nancy Hauptkorn, Main Transportation
  • Jerri Groves, South Lake Bus Lot
  • John Ross, Tavares Bus Lot

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The graduation ceremony for the Class of 2014 will take place for many Lake County seniors on Friday, May 30.

High school graduation times and locations for May 30 are:

  • East Ridge High School — 9:30 a.m. at UCF Arena, Building 50, North Gemini Boulevard, Orlando
  • Eustis High School — 7:30 p.m. at school’s football stadium, 1300 E. Washington Ave.
  • Lake Minneola High School — 8 p.m. at school’s football stadium, 101 N. Hancock Road
  • Leesburg High School — 8 p.m. at school’s football stadium, 1401 Yellow Jacket Way
  • Mount Dora High School — 8 p.m. at school’s football stadium, 700 N. Highland Ave.
  • South Lake High School — 8 p.m. at school’s football stadium, 15600 Silver Eagle Road, Groveland
  • Tavares High School — 8 p.m. at school’s football stadium, 603 N. New Hampshire Ave.
  • Umatilla High School — 8 p.m. at school’s football stadium, 320 N. Trowell Ave.

Graduation for Lake County Virtual School is scheduled for Friday, June 6, at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of Tavares High School. Alee Academy is hosting its graduation ceremony at Lake Receptions in Mount Dora on June 6 at 7 p.m.

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An evening to celebrate the outstanding teachers of Lake County and an opportunity to congratulate the newest Teacher of the Year brought hundreds of guests to Lake Receptions in Mount Dora.

The Teacher of the Year Celebration, presented by the Educational Foundation of Lake County, recognized 47 teachers from schools in Lake County that were nominated by their peers to represent their respective schools. From the nominees, a panel of six judges graded the teachers’ applications to narrow the list to three finalists: Keith Hyndshaw from Leesburg High, Tiffany Scott from Mount Dora Middle and Rachel Adams from Round Lake Elementary Conversion Charter. Three judges conducted a site interview with the finalists before arriving at the final choice.

Teacher of the YearThe celebration included a host of speakers, including Jerry Miller from Duke Energy and Lake County School Board Members Rosanne Brandeburg, Kyleen Fischer and Debbie Stivender. The emcee for the evening was State Sen. Alan Hays. The keynote speaker for the event was Dorina Sackman, 2014 State of Florida Teacher of the Year.

As anticipation grew for the final selection to be announced, Lake County Schools Superintendent Dr. Susan Moxley and 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year Noris Aguayo from Groveland Elementary and Academic Services helped set the stage with inspirational messages to teachers. Dr. Moxley opened the envelope to reveal Adams’ selection. Shortly after the announcement, Kimberly Jarvis, Principal of Groveland Elementary, transferred the Teacher of the Year Trophy to Linda Bartberger, Principal at Round Lake Elementary.

Adams has five years of teaching experience, including the last year as the fourth grade teacher at Round Lake Elementary Conversion Charter.

The other Teachers of the Year recognized at the event include:

  • Matt Burris, Astatula Elementary
  • Karen Zachar, Beverly Shores Elementary
  • Linda Wright, Carver Middle
  • Jennifer Lykins, Clermont Elementary
  • Nethia McConnell, Clermont Middle
  • Stacey M. Taylor, Cypress Ridge Elementary
  • Betty Howard, East Ridge High
  • Cheryl Manganiello, East Ridge Middle
  • Kristy Beach, Eustis Elementary
  • Damian Bardoni, Eustis Heights Elementary
  • Jessica Dawn Mariany, Eustis High
  • Roberta Schneck, Eustis Middle
  • Ellen Miller, Fruitland Park Elementary
  • James Neiford, Grassy Lake Elementary
  • Chelsey Gismonde, Gray Middle
  • Amy Tarquine, Groveland Elementary
  • John Wall, Humanities and Fine Arts Charter
  • Carolyn Mendez, Lake County Virtual School
  • Gina M. Hay, Lake Hills School
  • Stephanie Dunlap, Lake Minneola High
  • Beth L. Thornton, Lake Technical Center
  • Jessica Hunter, Leesburg Elementary
  • Sue Reid, Lost Lake Elementary
  • Wendi Newman, Mascotte Charter Elementary
  • Natalie Dyer, Minneola Charter Elementary
  • Billye Kozlowski, Mount Dora High
  • Andrea Smith, Oak Park Middle
  • Kristin O’Hara, Pine Ridge Elementary
  • Theresa Daugherty, Rimes Early Learning & Literacy Center
  • Imali Kent, Sawgrass Bay Elementary
  • Edwin Anderson, Seminole Springs Elementary
  • Jennifer Hurley, Sorrento Elementary
  • John Hebert, South Lake High
  • Kelly Ferrie, Spring Creek Elementary Charter
  • Terri Reynolds, Tavares Elementary
  • Debbie Ziebart, Tavares High
  • Thomas Valenta, Tavares Middle
  • JulieAnn Feezor, Treadway Elementary
  • Whitney Frazier, Triangle Elementary
  • Wendy Clark, Umatilla Elementary
  • Jaime Adkins, Umatilla High
  • Kerry McLaughlin, Umatilla Middle
  • Tatyana Baty, Villages Elementary
  • Laura Lindsay-Zahn, Windy Hill Middle

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Forty-seven of the best teachers in Lake County have been named Teacher of the Year for their individual schools.

Over the next month they will be preparing a comprehensive packet designed by the Florida Department of Education. This packet will be scored by six judges and the three teachers with the highest scores will be named finalists.

A new team of judges from out of county will make site observations and conduct interviews to select the 2015 Lake County Teacher of the Year. The winner will be announced on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at the Teacher of the Year Celebration at Lake Receptions, located at 4425 N. Highway 19A in Mount Dora.

Please join the Educational Foundation of Lake County in congratulating the following nominees.

  •   Matt Burris, Astatula Elementary
  •   Karen Zachar, Beverly Shores Elementary
  •   Linda Wright, Carver Middle
  •   Jennifer Lykins, Clermont Elementary
  •   Nethia McConnell, Clermont Middle
  •   Stacey M. Taylor, Cypress Ridge Elementary
  •   Betty Howard, East Ridge High
  •   Cheryl Manganiello, East Ridge Middle
  •   Kristy Beach, Eustis Elementary
  •   Damian Bardoni, Eustis Heights Elementary
  •   Jessica Dawn Mariany, Eustis High
  •   Roberta Schneck, Eustis Middle
  •   Ellen Miller, Fruitland Park Elementary
  •   James Neiford, Grassy Lake Elementary
  •   Chelsey Gismonde, Gray Middle School
  •   Amy Tarquine, Groveland Elementary
  •   John Wall, Humanities of Fine Arts Charter
  •   Gina M. Hay, Lake Hills
  •   Stephanie Dunlap, Lake Minneola High
  •   Beth L. Thornton, Lake Technical Center
  •   Carolyn Mendez, Lake County Virtual
  •   Jessica Hunter, Leesburg Elementary
  •   Keith Hyndshaw, Leesburg High
  •   Sue Reid, Lost Lake Elementary
  •   Wendi Newman, Mascotte Charter Elementary
  •   Natalie Dyer, Minneola Charter Elementary
  •   Billye Kozlowski, Mount Dora High
  •   Tiffany Scott, Mount Dora Middle
  •   Andrea Smith, Oak Park Middle
  •   Kristin O’Hara, Pine Ridge Elementary
  •   Theresa Daugherty, Rimes Early Learning Center
  •   Rachael Adams, Round Lake Charter Elementary
  •   Imali Kent, Sawgrass Bay Elementary
  •   Edwin Anderson, Seminole Springs Elementary
  •   Jennifer Hurley, Sorrento Elementary
  •   John Hebert, South Lake High
  •   Kelly Ferrie, Spring Creek Charter
  •   Terri Reynolds, Tavares Elementary
  •   Debbie Ziebart, Tavares High
  •   Thomas Valenta, Tavares Middle
  •   JulieAnn Feezor, Treadway Elementary
  •   Whitney Frazier, Triangle Elementary
  •   Wendy Clark, Umatilla Elementary
  •   Jaime Adkins, Umatilla High
  •   Kerry McLaughlin, Umatilla Middle
  •   Tatyana Baty, Villages Elementary
  •   Laurie Lindsay-Zahn, Windy Hill Middle

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Lake County Virtual School is hosting a series of orientation sessions to acclimate full-time students to the online school.

The orientations are required for full-time students only. Part-time students do not need to attend an orientation. At the sessions, students will learn about Lake County Virtual School’s program, courses offered and will complete the required registration paperwork. The Spring 2014 enrollment window opens Monday, Dec. 9, and will close Friday, Feb. 14.

The schedule of orientation sessions is:

  • Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at 1 p.m. in boardroom at Lake County Schools District Office, 201 W. Burleigh Blvd., Tavares
  • Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. at Learning Resource Center, 510 S. Palm Ave., Howey-in-the-Hills
  • Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. at Learning Resource Center, 510 S. Palm Ave., Howey-in-the-Hills
  • Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at 9 a.m. in boardroom at Lake County Schools District Office, 201 W. Burleigh Blvd., Tavares
  • Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in boardroom at Lake County Schools District Office, 201 W. Burleigh Blvd., Tavares

Lake County Virtual School offers a full range of courses for grades K-12. The online school currently offers more than 100 courses. For more information about Lake County Virtual School or to register for the informational sessions, call 352-253-6640 or log on to www.lake.k12.fl.us/lcvs.

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