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Harrison Graduate Wins Florida “Arts for Life!” Scholarship

Chalk up another honor for Sylvia Nicholas-Patterson. The Harrison School for the Arts graduate is among this year’s winners of…

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Limited Seats Available at Select Magnet Schools for 2021-22

Some seats remain available at PCPS magnet schools for the 2021-22 school year. Applications are being accepted for the following…

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Two PCPS Grads Recognized for Perfect K-12 Attendance

When was the last time Kamryn Cribbs or Logan Duncan missed a day of school? That’s easy: never. Not even…

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PCPS Ends Mask Requirement for Students and Staff

Polk County Public Schools is no longer requiring students and staff to wear face coverings. During tonight’s meeting, the Polk…

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Free Meals Available to Children During Summer Break

PCPS participates in the Summer Breakspot program, offering free meals to children while school is out. For more info, or…

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School Board Meetings Scheduled for Tuesday, June 8

The Polk County School Board will hold a work session and board meeting on Tuesday, June 8. The work session…

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PCPS COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Scheduled for June 5 and June 19

Polk County Public Schools is partnering with the Florida Department of Health in Polk County to make COVID-19 vaccines available…

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PCPS Announces 2021 Hall of Fame Inductees

Polk County Public Schools is proud to announce the district’s Hall of Fame inductees for 2021. The new Hall of…

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Two More PCPS Students Named National Merit Scholars

Polk County Public Schools has another pair of National Merit Scholars for 2021, bringing the total to six. Agastya Mittal…

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Elbert Elementary Teacher Recognized as Outstanding STEM Educator

Elbert Elementary’s Derek Hall has been named the Polk County Teacher of the Year by the Air Force Association (AFA).…

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