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'Bring Da Heat' dance competition packs Kathleen High gym  The Ledger

The sixth annual event draws nearly 40 dance teams to Lakeland for a competition modeled after the Lifetime television series Bring It!



Kathleen Senior and Bartow Middle educators are heading back to school  The Ledger

Polk County School District obtained $8.4 million in grants to help educators pay for college.



Photos: Bring Da Heat dance competition at Kathleen High School  The Ledger

Almost 40 dance teams from all over the United States and Florida are gathered at Kathleen High School for the Sixth Annual “Bring Da Heat” Dance ...



New trial granted in Kathleen High nipple twisting case  The Ledger

Judge rules lawyer for Davarus Robinson made improper statements to the jury during his closing argument in August.



Kathleen drama teacher Christina Dobbs Lee charged with leaving scene of Lakeland crash that injured other driver  The Ledger

A Kathleen High School drama teacher has been charged with leaving the scene of a crash Thursday after Polk County sheriff's deputies said she ran a red light ...



Polk's turnaround schools plan for success - News  The Ledger

Pat Barnes said there could be changes to the list and the funding when school grades come out next month. But the district looks at the funding as something ...



Kathleen High gets $4.4 million grant to help fix its grade  The Ledger

After receiving a D grade for the past two years, Kathleen High is in the first year of a two-year turnaround plan. LAKELAND — Kathleen High School, one of 18 ...



Golden remembrances of Rochelle High School - News  The Ledger

Lakeland's only black high school marks 50 years since its last graduating class during special reunion weekend. LAKELAND — Autry Denson walked into the ...



Sidewalks coming to areas near 3 schools in Lakeland  The Ledger

Need for safer walking areas accelerated with national report in January that has Lakeland-Winter Haven ranked as the fifth-most deadly metropolitan area for ...



Photos: Kathleen High School graduation ceremony in Lakeland  The Ledger

[1/10] Scott Wheeler | The Ledger. Students wave to family and friends during the processional at commencement for Kathleen High School at the RP Funding ...



Polk County Schools 2019 Graduation Schedule, Changes  Lakeland, FL Patch

Polk County Schools Graduation Schedule, Changes - Lakeland, FL - Polk County Public Schools are planning some changes for 2019 graduations Meanwhile, ...



Polk graduation tickets in short supply - parents aren't happy  The Ledger

Grandparent Ricky Shirah: “This is not fair to the kids ... Everybody deserves the right to have their family there that day."



Lakeland pounds Kathleen for district title - Sports  The Ledger

The 50-point margin of victory was the second-largest of all time in the series, trailing just the 1986 game that Lakeland won 62-7.



Rap artist Plies inspired Kathleen High School's Brendan Gant to choose Florida State  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Deep-down inside Brendan Gant knew where he wanted to play football, it just took a rap on the heart to bring it out. The Kathleen 6-foot-2, ...



Lakeland's black high school alumni honored by city  The Ledger

Monday was Washington Park-Rochelle High School Alumni Association Day, acknowledging the group's fundraising efforts to provide college scholarships for ...



Done Deal: Kathleen's Brendan Gant signs with Florida State  The Ledger

LAKELAND — There was no mystery or shuffling of caps. Brendan Gant signed with Florida State. The Kathleen senior signed to play defensive back for the ...



Ex-Kathleen football player Devarus Robinson says abuse by coach Irving Strickland disfigured him  The Ledger

Devarus Robinson, who's suing the Polk County School Board on allegations stemming from the physical abuse, said head football coach Irving Strickland ...



Jury awards $125K to ex-Kathleen football player Devarus Robinson for disfigurement he said caused by coach Irving Strickland's abuse  The Ledger

One of the claims made in the civil trial by Devarus Robinson was that his former Kathleen High head football coach, Irving Strickland, twisted his nipple so hard ...



Photos: Ray Lewis Hall of Fame Weekend in Lakeland  The Ledger

Wearing his gold jacket from his recent induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Ray Lewis spoke to the crowd at Kathleen High School as part of Ray Lewis ...



Troutman looks to commitment as Kathleen's key to moving forward  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Kathleen finished one-game over .500 in the regular season, but played a tough enough schedule to advance to the playoffs where the Red ...



Kathleen High softball coach arrested, charged with theft  The Ledger

LAKELAND — The head softball coach at Kathleen High School was arrested Monday on charges involving the theft of $700, the Polk County Sheriff's Office ...



Polk academies shine for visiting educators - News  The Ledger

"Research shows us that students who are involved in academies have better attendance and perform better academically.” — Michael Akes, chief academic ...



2 high school students arrested, accused of attempting to break into Guns Galore store in Lakeland  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Two high school students were arrested for attempting to break into the Guns Galore gun store around 1:50 a.m. Monday. Polk County Sheriff's ...



Photos: Polk County's 2019 graduation ceremonies - News  The Ledger

One of the defining moments in a person's life is the step from youth toward adulthood — graduation from high school.



Kathleen High School Recognized for Video Production - News  The Ledger

Before Andrew Gash took over, Kathleen High School's video production team had not been recognized at the annual Polk County Video Awards in 10 years.



Polk student charged for school shooting threat on Instagram  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Deputies arrested a 16-year-old Kathleen High School student after they say he implied on social media there would be a shooting on the ...



Former Kathleen football coach Irving Strickland testifies he abused player  The Ledger

Irving Strickland acknowledged in court testimony that he'd twisted a player's nipple in September 2011. BARTOW — A former Kathleen High School football ...



Kathleen High School honors Clinton Wright's memory - News  The Ledger

Those who knew the late Clinton Wright say he saw value in everyone. "He loved the kids he touched each and every day," said Kay Fields, a member of the ...



2 high school students arrested for attempted break-in of Lakeland gun store  WFLA

Two high school students were arrested by Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives in connection with an attempted gun store burglary that occurred on Monday.



Photos: UPDATED - Polk County high school football schedules/results  The Ledger

[1/23] PIERRE DUCHARME | THE LEDGER. Winter Haven running back Narcreon Lions tries to avoid the tackle of Ridge Community defender John Williams ...



Polk Prostitution Sting Nets 154 Arrests  Lakeland, FL Patch

Polk Prostitution Sting Nets 154 Arrests - Lakeland, FL - A Polk County prostitution sting has netted a total of 154 arrests, including alleged pimps, prostitutes and ...



Kathleen High students learn overlooked Fla. history - News  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Kathleen High students this week learned about an overlooked bit of Florida history: The 1923 massacre at Rosewood, a town in Levy County ...



Deputy Uses Stun Gun to End Fight at Kathleen High School; Four Students Arrested  The Ledger

Four Kathleen High School students were arrested Friday after a deputy used a stun gun to break up a fight, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said.



3 Sleepy Hill Middle students capture national award - News  The Ledger

Bridge-building assignment pitted the Florida state contest winners against 10 other teams from across the country. LAKELAND — Three Sleepy Hill Middle ...



Photos: Polk School District's 11th annual WE3 Expo  The Ledger

[1/12] ERNST PETERS|THE LEDGER. L-R Wyatt Owens , Richerdson Jean and Malachi Gustave , who are in the Westwood Middle School drumbeat program ...



Beloved football coach among 94 teachers let go in Polk County  WFLA

A long time coach at Kathleen High School in Lakeland is among those the school district let go this week. Coach Irving Strickland was a graduate of Kathleen ...



Meet the youth fair grand champions - News  The Ledger

Kaydee Clark, Lily Harwell take home top honors from the 72nd annual Polk County Youth Fair in Bartow.



Mulberry students honor veterans, relive Christmas 1941 - News  The Ledger

MULBERRY – It was a somber holiday – Christmas, 1941. The nation was still reeling from Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor a couple of weeks earlier.



Kathleen High video earns $100,000 grant - News  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Kathleen High School students filed into Willie Speed Gymnasium on Wednesday for a pep rally, but they weren't told what they were cheering ...



Competitive Spirit: 8 Polk cheerleading squads head to state finals  The Ledger

Powerhouse Bartow is one of a record eight Polk County programs competing at the FHSAA Competitive Cheerleading State Championships Thursday and ...



6 luminaries inducted into Polk County Sports Hall of Fame  News Chief

LAKELAND — It was a nostalgic evening at the RP Funding Center on Tuesday as the Polk County Sports Hall of Fame received six new members in its class of ...



4 Polk cheer squads win Region 3 titles, 8 advance to state finals  The Ledger

PLANT CITY — A late night turned into a great night for several Polk County cheerleading teams. Eight county squads qualified for the FHSAA state finals, and ...



Polk County Schools Honors Davenport Charter School Director  Bay News 9

Ridgeview Global Studies Academy executive director Ralph Frier has been inducted in the school district's Hall of Fame.



Seven Polk County teams qualify for state football playoffs  The Ledger

The final number is seven for Polk County after the FHSAA released the brackets for the state football playoffs: 7A - Lakeland, Kathleen; 6A - Lake Wales; ...



Kathleen stifles Ridge for first win - Sports  The Ledger

DAVENPORT – Defense and special teams were the story for Kathleen on Friday night as the Red Devils stifled Ridge Community High School for their first win ...



Injured in the AAF, Kathleen star now on his own for medical bills  The Ledger

Gionni Paul broke two bones last weekend playing football, then the Alliance of American Football shut down. He's on the hook for the medical bills.



Football preview 2017: Kathleen Red Devils - News  The Ledger

One of the hallmarks of Irving Strickland's teams at Kathleen High School is defense, and that will again be the Red Devils' strength this year. “People holler ...



Polk education news (March 17) - Entertainment & Life  The Ledger

Highland City ElementaryPatsy Stoven Clarke was named volunteer of the year 2018/2019 at Highland City Elementary where she taught for 32 years.



Polk Schools showcase more than 100 career academies - News  The Ledger

11th annual WE3 Expo showcases educational opportunities throughout the school district in three dozen disciplines — everything from business, finance and ...



EXCLUSIVE: Polk County mother angry at school's response to bullying video  WFLA

A shocking fight was caught on camera at Kathleen High School in Lakeland. Now the mother of the victim is speaking out, begging the school system to do a ...



Lakeland native Jones wants to make city a little bit better  The Ledger

LAKELAND — After coming up short in his bid for mayor, Patrick Shawn Jones again has political aspirations to serve the city he loves and the only one he's ...



Family Wants Records About Kathleen High Football Coach in Abuse Incident  The Ledger

The family of a Kathleen High School football player has retained a Tampa-based lawyer to investigate accusations the school's head football coach, Irving ...



2019 All-County Boys Track and Field: Smith runs away with athlete of the year honors  The Ledger

ATHLETE OF THE YEARARIAN SMITHMulberry, Junior100, 200, Long JumpBest Time/Mark: 10.39, 21.14, 23-11Smith is an elite athlete who complements his ...



New director takes on Sun 'n Fun educational programs  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Ed Young is like a tumbleweed from the plains of Kansas, just blown into town and picking up speed as the new executive director of the ...



Photos: Your photos: Polk County graduates  The Ledger

[1/77] Photo provided / Debbie Kelly. Savannah Kelly with her mom, Debbie Kelly, at George Jenkins' graduation ceremony. Buy Photo. [2/77] Provided to The ...



Big hats and slow boats: Lakeland celebrates in a derby kind of way to benefit clinic  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Dressed in hot pink right down to her sunglasses and swan hat, Mary Ann Lavigne and her husband, Jean Marc, sat on the bank waiting for the ...



Polk Co. Schools Focus on Mentoring at Lake Gibson Middle  Bay News 9

The hope among school administrators is that by focusing on mentoring they can reduce the number of student suspensions in the district each year.



Polk people in service (March 17) - Entertainment & Life  The Ledger

U.S. Air Force Airman Miranda Gallegos graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Gallegos is the ...



Gow Fields gets Jenkins Award from Lakeland Chamber  The Ledger

Former Lakeland Mayor and City Commissioner Gow Fields was presented with one the of city's highest honors during the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce ...



Lakeland Football: The Road to Perfection - Special  The Ledger

A game-by-game look at Lakeland's run to the program's 7th state title.



Photos: CFAA Change of Command Ceremony for JROTC in Lakeland  The Ledger

Ceremony to note a change in wing commanders overseeing the two groups of JROTC students at C.Florida Aerospace Academy and Kathleen High School.



Tremendous 10: Auburndale won the 3rd boys soccer title in school history  The Ledger

Here are the top performers from the week of Feb. 18 through Feb. 23: 1 The Auburndale boys soccer team captured its third state title in school history by ...



Special Online Project: Ray Lewis reflects on a life of football  The Ledger

From All-State at Kathleen High School in Lakeland, to All-American at the University of Miami, to earning the right to be called one of the greatest middle ...



Mulberry reviving itself through 'power of art' - News  The Ledger

Massive mural by artist Ernest Craft III injects new life into drab view along S.R. 37 in Mulberry.



Polk County school notes - News  The Ledger

Padgett ElementaryPadgett Elementary held its third Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers Symposium on Jan. 24. The symposium began ...



Prep football playoffs: Will this be a November to remember?  The Ledger

The 2018 Florida high school football playoffs begin Friday night, and seven teams from Polk County find themselves playing for a chance at a state ...



Bring the Heat dance competition kicks off with trampoline party  The Ledger

LAKELAND — This weekend, the heat will be generated by the motions and moves of 39 competitive majorette dance teams from across the country competing ...



Lakeland Magic give locals a looksee - Sports  The Ledger

AUBURNDALE — More than 70 hopeful players participated in the Lakeland Magic Open Tryout at the Auburndale Community Center on Saturday. Under the ...



Photos: YOUR First day of school in Polk  The Ledger

Caitlyn, Colby, and Carson. 4th, 2nd, and VPK. Lakeland, FL Submitted by Jackie Graves. [2/256]. Bella, Berkley Elementary School, submitted by Reba Collins.



Residents get excited about 37th annual Lakeland Christmas Parade  The Ledger

LAKELAND — For the past seven years, Michael Burns of Lakeland has made sure to get a spot up front when the festive queue rolls around. Along with his wife ...



Three students injured in school bus accident in Lakeland; school bus driver later resigns  ABC Action News - Tampa Bay

UPDATE| An unidentified school bus driver has resigned following a Lakeland traffic crash that injured the bus driver and 3 students headed to Kathleen High ...



1968 Jesuit Championship Team To Be Honored 50 Years Later  Patch.com

Jesuit Begins New School Year With Alumni Support - Seminole Heights, FL - This Friday, Sept. 14, the 1968 Jesuit State Championship team will be recognized ...



Lakeland makes statement with win over Apopka - Sports  The Ledger

Khalil Crawford: “It's a big win for us. Apopka is a good football team. We knew coming into the game that it was going to be a battle. We just came out and ...



Polk Schools honors more than 800 Superintendent's Scholars - News  The Ledger

The Polk School District honored more than 800 of its top graduating seniors as 2017 Superintendent's Scholars during a ceremony Thursday night at The ...



Upcoming golf tournaments around Polk County - Sports  The Ledger

Upcoming golf tournaments run every Wednesday in The Ledger's print editions. Is your tournament here? If not, drop us a line.



Former Kathleen Star Recovering After Crash - News  The Ledger

Former Kathleen High School basketball star B.B. Waldon is recovering in Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center following injuries he sustained late ...



Former McKeel administrator faces 7 felony counts for embezzlement  News Chief

Ginger Collins, a former McKeel Schools administrator has confessed to stealing more than $100000 from the organization and channeling the funds through ...



Florida State lands four-star safety Brendan Gant  247Sports

TALLAHASSEE -- Florida State has landed a commitment from four-star safety Brendan Gant. The 6-foot-1, 186-pound safety from Kathleen high school in ...



Elite 8: 8 Polk County football standouts sign with major Division I schools  The Ledger

Football stars from Lakeland, Kathleen, Bartow and Victory Christian signed with Division I programs on Wednesday.



Ashlee Wright offers 'New Beginnings' for students - News  The Ledger

By the time she decided to establish her own charter school four years ago, Ashlee Wright had already gone through an extensive personal tour of Polk County's ...



Polk Countys Prep Football Roundup: The Road to Orlando set to begin  News Chief

The 11-week playoff dress rehearsal is over. Now the teams that make the grade will focus on the state championship. Go to any region in Florida and you'll ...



McKeel Students Outraged Over Schools Actions During Walkout  Lakeland, FL Patch

Lakeland Students Say Participation Was Thwarted - Lakeland, FL - Students at McKeel Academy of Technology in Lakeland were told to remain in class or face ...



Polk County Sports Hall of Fame inducts 5 - Sports  The Ledger

LAKELAND — It was an inspiring night at the RP Funding Center on Tuesday as the Polk County Sports Hall of Fame inducted five new members into its class of ...



16-Year-Old Ricky Wright's Slaying Marks Growing Gang Violence in Lakeland  The Ledger

At just 16 years old, Ricky Wright is being buried today — a casualty in the escalating violence among Lakeland gangs. Police say the Kathleen High School ...



Bartow cheer takes title at Polk County Invitational  News Chief

LAKELAND — Bartow High School was named the Polk County Invitational Grand Champions Saturday afternoon at Lakeland High School, but varsity head ...



Only in Polk: Unveiling the secrets of the Frances Langford Promenade loggia at Lake Mirror in Lakeland  The Ledger

What's behind the gates at the Frances Langford Promenade loggia: Blinky's old home? Where lions made meals of criminals? Hidden tunnels for trysts, illicit ...



Florida State's 2019 Football Recruiting Class  Rivals.com

Jarvis Brownlee | DB | 5-11 | 175 | Miami Gardens, Fla. | Miami Carol City Senior High School Lockdown defensive back rated as four-star prospect by Rivals, ...



Ralph Frier has been an educator in Polk for 50 years, no plans of stopping  The Ledger

From the first day he stepped into a classroom as a substitute teacher, Ralph Frier of Lakeland knew where he wanted to spend his life — right there.Now, 50 ...



Former Polk Teacher Sentenced to 22 Years for Sex With Students  The Ledger

A former Polk County schoolteacher was sentenced Thursday to 22 years in prison for having sex with three 17-year-old students on multiple occasions.



Former Lakeland Teacher Pleads Guilty to 37 Child Sex Charges With 3 Students  The Ledger

A former Lakeland teacher pleaded guilty Thursday in Circuit Court to 37 child sex charges with three teenage students. BARTOW | A former Lakeland teacher ...



All-County Boys Basketball: Winter Haven's Keyshawn Bryant nearly unstoppable  The Ledger

Today is the finale of our seven-day online countdown of winter All-County selections.



Polk family mourns death of shooting victim, 23; another's condition improves  The Ledger

WINTER HAVEN — One shooting victim's status has been upgraded, while another family mourns the loss of a son. Nasir Sutton, 23, was fatally shot during a ...



Judge rejects reduced-sentence request from Polk teacher convicted of having sex with 3 students  The Ledger

Jennifer Fichter, the Polk County teacher convicted of having sex with three teenage students, still faces a 22-year prison sentence after Circuit Judge Glenn ...



Lake Wales blasts Haines City - Sports  The Ledger

LAKE WALES — Johnny Richardson ran for three touchdowns and Chayil Garnett threw for three more as Lake Wales dominated Haines City on its way to a ...



Teen Charged With Killing Her Newborn Son - News  The Ledger

A 14-year-old Lakeland girl has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse by the Polk County Sheriff's Office after officials said she ...



Photos: Photos: Lake Mirror promenade - Lakeland's loveliest landmark  The Ledger

On Tuesday night, the city will launch the fireworks for its annual Red, White & Kaboom Independence Day Celebration and mark the 90th anniversary of one of ...



Best of preps: The Ledger's 2016-17 wrestling selections - News  The Ledger

Wrestler of the YearAshton HabeilLake GibsonFreshmanWhy We Picked HimHabeil won the Class 2A, 145-pound state championship with a 1-0 decision over ...



Class is in session for Polk students - News  The Ledger

The Polk County School District is still calculating how many students attended classes on the first day of school, but had accounted for 90528 by Thursday ...



Ryan Vann, the new principal at Lake Gibson High, believes in connecting with his students, staff  The Ledger

If you're sent to the principal's office at Lake Gibson High School, you might be very lonely. The office might be minus one principal, at least if it's up to Ryan ...



Convicted teacher seeks lighter sentence - News  The Ledger

BARTOW — Jennifer Fichter, the former Polk County teacher sentenced to 22 years in prison for having sex with three teenage boys, will be in court Tuesday to ...



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