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Lakeland Residents Share

Lakeland Residents Share Disapproval of School Boards’ Decision Concerning Wes Bridges By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - Parents, Lakeland residents, and a School Board Member continue to

School Transportation

School Transportation Manager Fired By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - Brenda Young, a transportation area manager from the Polk County School district, lost her job with a unanimous vote by

Reynolds Claims District

Reynolds Claims District 4 School Board Seat After Recount By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - After the votes were counted for School Board Seat District 4 on Nov. 8, they were so close with

Lakeland Parents

Lakeland Parents Discovered School Options at WE3 Expo By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - Parents of school-age children visited the WE3 EXPO November 3 through 5 at the Lakeland Center. This

Two McKeel Academy Girls

Two McKeel Academy Girls Splashed Their Way to Double Victories at District Swim Meet By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - Emma Foster and Skylar Peterson each brought home two victories for

Nominate a Polk County

Nominate a Polk County School Alum for the 2017 Hall of Fame By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - The Polk County School Board seeks nominations for the 2017 Hall of Fame. This honor was created

Polk County Schools

Polk County Schools Aren't Requiring Make-up Days For Hurricane Matthew By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - Elementary, middle and high school students in Lakeland who attend Polk County Public

Free Financial Aid

Free Financial Aid Seminars Available for Parents of High Schoolers By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - For Lakeland residents who have high school students who will soon be applying for

McKeel Academy Senior

McKeel Academy Senior Set Schalamar Creek Course Record By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - Colin Kresl, a McKeel Academy senior set a course record for a high school tournament earlier this

Teachers Can be Inspired

Teachers Can be Inspired by Other Teachers' Ideas By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - Educators are always looking for new ideas for their classroom. The 2016 IDEA Expo, held by the Teacher to

Polk Schools' Community

Polk Schools' Community Involvement Conference Lacked Community Involvement By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - Polk County Public Schools held a Community Involvement Conference on September 30

Lakeland Youth Can

Lakeland Youth Can Experience Aerospace Discovery Weekend By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - During October 21-23, SUN ‘n FUN and the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) are hosting the

High School Junior is

High School Junior is Learning to Fly Thanks to Generosity of Former Pilot By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - An 11th grader at Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA) will be earning his

"America's Educator" is

"America's Educator" is Coming to Lakeland for Southeastern University's Forum for Education By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - Ron Clark is known to many as “America’s Educator,” the

Get to Know School Board

Get to Know School Board Candidates for District 1 By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - The elections for Polk County School Board are just around the corner on August 30. All Polk County

Learn More About Making

Learn More About Making a Difference in Polk County's Youth By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - Are you interested in positively impacting Polk County's youth? If so, then join us on Tuesday,

Buses Bring Books to

Buses Bring Books to Children in Polk County During the Summer By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - To prevent children from entering the “summer slide,” where they forget what they learned

Free Back to School

Free Back to School Physicals, Haircuts & Supplies Available to Needy Students By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - Florida Baptist Children’s Homes is opening its campus to children in

New Beginnings Charter

New Beginnings Charter High School is Opening Lakeland Campus By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - New Beginnings High School (NBHS) is a charter school in Winter Haven, serving 582 Polk County

Polk County Schools

Polk County Schools Announced Hall of Fame Inductees for 2016 By Elesha Jones Lakeland, Fl (TNT) - Polk County Public Schools is proud to announce the District’s Hall of Fame inductees for

Fly Into Summer for a

Fly Into Summer for a Free Family Friendly Day at Aerospace Discovery By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - Aerospace Center for Excellence will host “Fly Into Summer” on Saturday, June 11

Harrison School for the

Harrison School for the Arts Was Awarded 12 Applause Awards By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - Harrison School for the Arts recently received 12 Applause Awards from the Dr. Phillips Center

Local Rifle Team Won

Local Rifle Team Won JROTC Florida Championship By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - The rifle team from Bartow’s Summerlin Academy won the Army JROTC Florida State Marksmanship Championship,

Expo Provides Resources

Expo Provides Resources for Students with Disabilities By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - Families of students with disabilities can learn more about a wide variety of community resources

Summer Camp Options that

Summer Camp Options that Fly Above the Rest By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - Looking for summer camp option that allows your kid to feel like they’re soaring above it all? SUN ‘n FUN’s

Students Brought their

Students Brought their A-Game to A-Team County Competition By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - Fifth through eighth graders from all over Polk County used their brain power to vie for first

Spessard L. Holland

Spessard L. Holland Elementary was Named One of Best in Florida for Art Programs By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - Spessard L. Holland Elementary was named among the best public schools in

Enrollment for

Enrollment for Kindergarten for 2016-2017 Now Open By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - Polk County Public Schools is now accepting applications for parents and guardians to register their

Young Entrepreneurs

Young Entrepreneurs Academy Students Pitch Business Ideas to Local Investors By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - The Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce is one of the newest chapters of the

Car Wash Will Raise

Car Wash Will Raise Money for Achievement Academy Speech Devices By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - Come get your car washed on April 2 from 9 a.m. to noon at Allen and Company, 1401 South

Long-time Polk Educator

Long-time Polk Educator Passed Away By Elesha Jones Lakeland, Fl (TNT) - Beloved Polk County educator, Neriah E. Roberts, passed away on Monday, March 7. Dr. Roberts served Polk County Public

Spring Break Camps

Spring Break Camps Available By Elesha Jones Lakeland, Fl (TNT) - For parents who aren't travelling during Spring Break and need child-care for their kids while school is out, Lakeland offers

Boeing 727 Jet Aircraft

Boeing 727 Jet Aircraft Transformed Into Interactive Exhibit By Elesha Jones Lakeland, Fl (TNT) - SUN 'n FUN's new Piedmont Aerospace Experience Exhibit, a fully functioning Boeing 727 jet

Students Wished Dr.

Students Wished Dr. Seuss a Happy Birthday By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - Millions of children have learned to read through the creative genius of Dr. Seuss. All over the country, schools,

Citizens Demand Better

Citizens Demand Better Educational Leadership By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - By now, most Lakeland residents know that Polk County School Board Superintendent Kathryn LeRoy's resignation

Roberts Academy Helps

Roberts Academy Helps Children with Dyslexia Believe in Themselves By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - Skyler, a 6th grader at Roberts Academy, says he likes going there because it has helped

Nominate a 2016 Inductee

Nominate a 2016 Inductee into Polk County Public School's Hall of Fame By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - The Polk County School board is seeking nominations for their Hall of Fame. Eligible

Preschool Director Risks

Preschool Director Risks Shutting Down For Benefit of Students By Elesha Jones   Dawn McDonald, founder and director of Joyful Hearts Preschool, is risking keeping the doors open for the

WE3 Expo Highlights

By Elesha Jones Lakeland, FL (TNT) - On November 6 & 7, the WE3 EXPO will be held at the Lakeland Center. This groundbreaking showcase of elementary, middle, high and adult schools allows

Central Florida

By Elesha Jones Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA) is hosting an Open House on November 10 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. for anyone who is interested in the school. Located at 4141 Medulla

Water Safety is Now

Water Safety is Now Available to Whole Community By Elesha Jones For six years, Aqua Tots Swim School has been a vital part of the Lakeland community, having the privilege of blessing many
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