Polk County Public Schools continues to make gains in student academic performance and its graduation rate. The school district has issued a report updating its progress on the five goals identified in its strategic plan. The report, which was presented to the School Board in late September, is available here: https://tinyurl.com/ybpaxj9y “I am excited to see improvement in virtually every aspect of our district,” said Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd.
This election, it’s important for all Floridians to be well-informed and have their voices heard on November 6. The Florida Chamber 2018 Election Guide, released in partnership with the Florida Farm Bureau, is a great resource for knowing which candidates support free enterprise and jobs for Floridians. Additionally, the Florida Wins Election Guide is a non-partisan resource for your employees to learn who is running for office without telling them how to vote.
Knights of Columbus Honor Guard Assists Bishop John Noonan with Confirmation Mass at St. Matthew Church
A six-member Knights of Columbus Honor Guard assisted Diocese of Orlando Bishop John Noonan and Father Nicholas O’Brien, pastor of St. Matthew Church, in celebrating a Mass during which 18 young Catholics received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday, September 23.
Winter Haven’s Denison Middle School has been designated a Cambridge International School, becoming the first middle school in Polk County to offer curriculum affiliated with the University of Cambridge.
“This is great news for Winter Haven and Polk County as a whole,” said Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd. “At Polk County Public Schools, we’re committed to offering our students unique learning opportunities and preparing them for future success. The Cambridge curriculum engages students’ natural curiosity and fosters critical-thinking and research skills. It’s wonderful preparation for future academic study, and an exciting addition to our educational offerings.”
LEGOLAND® Florida Resort has announced an easy way for guests to make the last few months of 2018 the most awesome yet. The Seasonal Play Pass will grant guests nearly three months of admission for the low rate of $54.99 + tax.
This all-new pass is the perfect way to “test drive” an annual pass as the theme park revs up for the grand opening of THE LEGO® MOVIE™ WORLD in spring 2019, the only place where THE LEGO® MOVIE™ comes alive. Until then, brick fans can start their engines at The Great LEGO® Race which invites guests into a virtual world where they’re the star of a rollicking race against several LEGO minifigure competitors – all while taking an exciting roller coaster ride.
Exclusive to Florida residents, the Seasonal Play Pass is only available for a limited time. It can be purchased online or upon arrival. The pass is valid through December 21 and block out dates apply, including special event weekends. Full details are available at www.legoland.com/seasonal-play-pass.