On Saturday, the Varsity Competitive Cheerleading Team competed in Orlando at the UCA Southeast Regional Competition. By attending this event the girls were able to earn a bid to the National Competition held at Disney’s Wide World of Sports which is Nationally televised on ESPN and ESPN2. The team placed second in their division beating top teams from around the State, missing first place by only .5!
Next stop is the County Championship on Saturday at Bartow High School! They compete at 3:15 pm in the gym.
Congratulations to Jacob Mitchell for winning 2nd place in this years Ledger Student Editorial Contest.
Making the honorable mention list are the following students: Lauren Dye, Melody Eckert, Michale Jean, & Glenn Koos.
Applications for Boys State are now available outside of Mrs. Gerber’s mailbox in guidance. Boys state is scheduled for July 6-12th at Florida State. 11th grade boys are eligible to submit an application. Applications must be submitted to Mrs. Gerber or Mrs. Everett no later than 2:30 PM Wednesday, December 11th. Selected students will be notified Friday, December 13th.
Those students currently taking a dual enrollment class at the PSC campus, must turn in all books to Mrs. Everett the day following the last day of the dual enrollment class. Those students enrolled for a course at the PSC campus for next semester must provide Mrs. Everett a class schedule no later than December 14th. All students must complete these tasks prior to receiving books for spring classes. Please see your counselor or Mrs. Everett for any questions.
If you are a LHS senior or a parent of a senior you may want to subscribe for text message reminders!
Text @a4bbd to 352.507.0630 to get text messages from your senior class sponsors for any and all information in regards to your senior year here at LHS.
- Message: @a4bbd
- Phone #: 352.507.0630
Congratulations to Lakeland High student Nathan Shinn and Harrison student Emma Carter for receiving the Youth Appreciation Award presented by the Lakeland Optimist Club last night at the Paradise Lakes Community Center. The Lakeland Optimist Club has been recognizing outstanding youth since 1919. The Optimist Club works with youth toward the common goals of education, career development, physical well-being and community service. Nathan and Emma spoke confidently in front of the group and represented our campus well. Nathan and Emma were selected because of their high GPA, community service and their academic accomplishments. These two outstanding students were among 11 recognized from Polk County.
Feel like doing a bit more than giving cans of food? Donate a Thanksgiving basket. Fill the basket with the items on the list. Then print, fill out, and turn in the following form with your basket to the library during 1st period on Wednesday November, 20th.
Here is the list of items we are asking you to fill the basket with:
- 2 CANS OF EVAPORATED MILK OR 2 BOXES OF POWDERED MILK
- 5 CANS OF ASSORTED VEGETABLES
- 5 CANS OF ASSORTED FRUITS
- 1 CAN OF OATMEAL
- 1 BOX OF SPAGHETTI
- 1 JAR OF SPAGHETTI SAUCE
- 1 BOX MACARONI AND CHEESE
- 1 CAN PUMPKIN PIE FILLING
- 1 PIE CRUST
- 1 MUFFIN MIX
- 1 CAN CRANBERRY
- 1 BOX OF BISQUICK
- 1 BOTTLE OF PANCAKE SYRUP
- 1 CAN GRAVY
- 2 CANS FRUIT JUICE
- 1 PACKAGE OF COOKIES
- 1 BAG OF BEANS
- SALT & PEPPER
- 1 CANNED HAM – OPTIONAL
Attention all 1st Period Classes
Please join us in The Holiday Canned Food Drive!
Your can participate in TWO ways
- Collect canned/non perishable foods
- Create a Thanksgiving Basket
All cans will be collected by Coach Troller’s classes on Fridays during 2nd and 7th period. All baskets should be delivered to the library on Wednesday, November 20th. The two classes with the greatest number of cans and the overall best baskets will win a donut and juice breakfast!
WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO PARTICIPATE TO HELP THOSE LESS FORTUNATE!!!!
All food collected will go to VISTE. Each item you donate helps someone in need. Start your holidays in the spirit of giving and thanks in advance to all who participate!
Congratulations to the Lakeland High School JROTC Raider Team for placing 3rd among 17 teams during district competition on Saturday. Based upon the team’s performance, they are eligible to compete at the state Raider competition on December 14th.
The team members are:
- Harold Quinones (team captain)
- Patrick Hemond
- Charles McIntyre
- Tanner Rogers
- Kobe Ellis
- Jose Arriaga
- Raul Sierra
- Darius Lee
- Scarrty Joseph
- Hansel Noa
- Antonio Batista
- Alexis Nieto
- Noah Coursey
This is Kathleen spirit week. One of the oldest football rivals in Polk county deserves a week of celebrating with school spirit. Here is the following schedule for this week’s spirit dress up days:
- Monday – Character/Celebrity Monday
- Tuesday – Twin Day
- Wednesday – Wacky Day
- Thursday – Throwback / Decade Day
- Friday – Spirit Day
The dress code for PCSB will still be followed on these days.
Tickets for the Kathleen game for students will go on sale at lunch starting on Tuesday they will sell until the game is sold out, please buy your ticket early to make sure you get to the game. Students can also purchase adult tickets for family as well during lunch
The LHS Band, under the direction of Bradley Wharton, earned straight superior ratings at this past weekend’s FBA Marching MPA in Winter Haven. There were 15 bands that performed and 11 of them received at least an overall superior rating. That speaks volumes to the level of musicianship and dedication to the arts in our school district.
A draft of the Strategic Plan was presented at the Board Work Session yesterday and is now available on our website homepage http://www.polk-fl.net/ for community and other stakeholder feedback. The Strategic Plan Feedback button is next to our Mission statement.
The final version of the Strategic Plan will go to the Board for approval on November 12th. We look forward to your feedback. Thank you for your participation in this process.
This past Saturday, the band competed in the annual Lion’s Pride Marching Band Competition at King HS in Tampa. The following is a list of awards and achievements that the band earned:
- Superior Drum Major
- Superior Auxiliary
- Superior Percussion
- Best in Division Percussion
- Overall Band Superior
- 2nd Place in the Gold Division
- 2nd Place Overall in the competition!
The biggest performance of the year will come this Saturday, October 26th at Denison Stadium in Winter Haven when the LHS Band participate in the annual FBA Marching Music Performance Assessment (MPA). The festival begins at 5:00 p.m. and the Dreadnaught Band will perform at 9:00 p.m. We hope that all of you will be able to come and enjoy the performances of that evening.
Lakeland High School will hold its open house this Tuesday, October 22nd. This is an excellent opportunity for parents/guardians to meet the teachers of their students. Open house begins at 5:00pm and ends at 6:30pm.
There will be no meeting– it will be a drop-in style format. Schedules will be available in the cafeteria for those that need one. Please come out and meet our staff, visit your student’s classrooms, and get answers to any questions you might have. Additionally, representatives from Herff Jones will be in the cafeteria from 5-7 to take orders for class rings and graduation caps and gowns.
We hope to see you there!
We are holding an information meeting for parents & students immediately after open house on Tuesday, October 22nd.
The meeting will take place upstairs in B11 at 6:30pm. The meeting should only take about 30 minutes.
The students of the Multimedia Communications Academy have a wonderful opportunity to participate in an exchange program in which students will visit the Netherlands and France for 10 days during the 2015 spring break. Six days will be spent in the Netherlands with a host family where tours will be taken of the surrounding areas including their school system. The remaining four days will be spent in Paris, France. Come to the information meeting for more details.
- What: European Trip Parent Info Meeting
- When: October 22nd at 6:30pm
- Where: B11 – Mr. Webster’s room ( upstairs )
The LHS chess team competed in the Polk County Scholastic Chess Tournament over the weekend. The Dreadnaughts finished tied for 1st place. Junior D’Anthony Dorsey led the way by going undefeated and untied. Senior Harsh Patel and Junior Zuriel Denmark both had 3 wins. Freshman Tre Huang had three points as well.
The 3rd runner-up for Homecoming King and Queen:
- Deve Mackey, sponsored by Anchorettes
- Savanna Collins, sponsored by National Honor Society
The 2nd runner-up for Homecoming King and Queen:
- Trent Pearson, sponsored by National Honor Society
- Amelia Madden, sponsored by Keyettes
The 1st runner-up for Homecoming King and Queen:
- Josh Wilson, sponsored by LEO Service Club
- Sarah Coleman, sponsored by LEO Service Club
The 2013 Lakeland High School Homecoming King and Queen:
- Damon Black, sponsored by the Senior Class
- Courtney Jordany, sponsored by the Senior Class
The LHS Student Council wishes to thank Principal Tracy Collins, the Administration, Tiffany Kitchens,Teachers, and all other staff members who worked so hard to make this year’s Homecoming a success!
Published October 13, 2013 | By Jordan Thurn | bagpipe
After a week of school spirit, Lakeland finally crowned its homecoming royalty with a win over the Fort Lauderdale Flying L’s 34-12. “We’re having a good game, and we’re just trying to win,” Kim Ornis said.
Damon Black started the Naughts off with a touchdown with 8:38 left in the first quarter when he received a ball from Aaron Johnson from the 48 to score. Zack Feddeler’s following extra point was good, and the Naughts went ahead with a lead of 7-0. On their following possession, Johnson would find an open pass to Black again with 7:40 left in the quarter from 20 yards out to give the Naughts the lead, 13-0, where the score would stand until the third quarter.
Black was named homecoming king during half time during the school traditional crowning ceremony. “I felt good about it, I’ve had a good performance tonight, so winning was good. Going through all the work we had to do to get there, it felt good,” Black said.
Black’s running partner, Courtney Jordaney was named queen.
Fort Lauderdale would gain ground during the third quarter when their quarterback, James Gardner, passed the ball 30 yards to receiver Fritz Reed to score with 5:15 left in the third, after missing their extra point attempt, the game advanced with a score of 13-6.
Lakeland would step up to score in the fourth quarter when Trent Pearson received a 16-yard pass from Johnson to score with 8:41 left in the game to give the Naughts a lead of 20-6. Ra’Don Dwight would help the Naughts on their next possession by running the ball the needed 15-yards into the end zone to score with 3:51 left in the game, making the score 27-6. The Flying L’s made a final touchdown with 2:57 left in the game when Davion Davis received a 12-yard pass from Reed. Their following attempt for a two point conversion was blocked by the Naughts defenders, to make the score 27-12. Randy Bates made the last touchdown of the night on a 5-yard run with 8.3 seconds left in the game bringing up the final score of 34-12.
The Naughts go on to play away at Bartow next week. “Butler was my coach for 3-years and he left us during the spring, I want to show Butler what we’re about,” linebacker, Buzz Williams said.
Early this month 40 Multimedia Communications Academy students visited the USF campus to participate in the Florida Scholastic Press Association fall workshop. While attending the workshop students had the opportunity to compete in several categories as it relates to journalism. Our students competed against other students from Hillsborough, Pasco, Manatee, Pinellas, and Osceola counties. Here are the results of those competitions.
- 1st Place – Anchor Duo – Colin Parks & Savanna Collins
- 3rd Place – Yearbook Theme Development – Taylor Carlton, Savannah Knowles, & Mikayla Hinds
- 3rd Place – Hand Drawnn Illustration – Jordan Thurn
Homecoming tickets can be purchased with cash only on Tuesday-Friday this week.
Friday is the last day to purchase tickets.
Tickets will not be sold at the door.