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PBIS Project Recognizes 44 Polk Schools With “Model” Status

The final count is in, and it’s official: PCPS had an outstanding year in 2020-21 when it comes to PBIS…

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Schedule of Upcoming Community Assessment Team Meetings

Community Assessment Teams will be holding meetings in the coming weeks to discuss the latest strategies for helping schools that…

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Portrait of a Graduate Survey Now Open; Results Will Shape PCPS for Years to Come

Polk County Public Schools needs your help to create a new strategic plan to improve our schools and better serve…

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George Jenkins High Music Teacher Receives “Exemplary Model Program” Award

George Jenkins High’s Shelby Montgomery is the winner of the 2022 Exemplary Model Program Award, presented by the Florida Music…

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State Farm employees donating khakis to Westwood Middle

Westwood Middle School Needed Khakis, and State Farm Was There

Let’s say you’re a school principal in need of some extra student uniforms, specifically, uh … khakis? What do you…

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Loughman Oaks Elementary staff helping new teachers get moved in

Teachers From Abroad Receive Warm Welcome at Loughman Oaks Elementary

Amid a national teacher shortage, PCPS recruiters have been searching abroad and taking advantage of teacher exchange programs. Thus far,…

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PCPS Updates COVID-19 Quarantine Policy

Polk County Public Schools is changing our quarantine policy due to a new emergency order by the Florida Surgeon General.…

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Ribbon cutting ceremony for HCHS' new record board

Haines City High Celebrates School’s History and Student-Athletes With New Record Board

There’s no longer any debate when it comes to the best track and cross country athletes in Haines City High…

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Michigan State University Spotlights Mulberry High Grad

Back in December we wrote about the special connection between Mulberry High and Michigan State University. The short version: Several…

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