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Senior photo of Kenneth Troche Figueroa

Lake Gibson High Graduate Saved a Life … and Then Thanked His Teachers

Kenneth Troche Figueroa is barely removed from his days as a senior at Lake Gibson High. He’s already working in…

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PCPS Extending Volunteer Credentials by One Year

Polk County Public Schools will extend the expiration of our volunteers’ credentials by one year due to the coronavirus pandemic.…

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PCPS Honors Volunteer of the Year Winners With Surprise Recognitions

Polk County Public Schools and MidFlorida Credit Union recently honored the school district’s 2020 Volunteers of the Year with surprise,…

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Doris A. Sanders Student Has “Blossomed” With New Skills

When Chloe Wilson’s teachers think back on all she’s done in her time at Doris A. Sanders Learning Center, one…

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School Support Helped Jean O’ Dell Student Develop Talents and Life Skills

Molly Sansom is many things besides the brain injury she suffered at birth and the learning disability that resulted. She’s…

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Josh Ceranic on the set of "David Isn't Here Anymore"

Harrison School for the Arts Grad Has Film Accepted Into Cannes Showcase

Ahh, the life of a young director. One day you’re graduating from high school, the next you’re studying filmmaking in…

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PCPS Announces New Elementary School for Mulberry Area

And now for some groundbreaking news: Polk County Public Schools is pleased to formally announce a new elementary school in…

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PCPS’ New High School Needs a Mascot. Help Us Decide!

Polk County Public Schools is once again turning to our great community to help choose the mascot for our newest…

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From “He’ll Never Walk” to Crossing the Commencement Stage

Born with spina bifida and a neurological condition that causes learning delays, Travis Roberts was never expected to even walk,…

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