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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, ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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, ...



Kathleen High to honor Hall of Famer - News  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Kathleen High School's all-American linebacker — and recently inducted NFL Hall of Famer — Ray Lewis will be honored by Kathleen High ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Kathleen football coach Irving Strickland out after failing to obtain temporary teaching certificate  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Irving Strickland is out as head football coach at Kathleen because of his teaching certificate status, according to news release by Polk County ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Ray Lewis bringing Hall of Fame celebration to Lakeland  Bay News 9

Lakeland's own - Ray Lewis - is bringing the celebration home this weekend.



Gant receives Under Armour jersey for All-America game  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Brendan Gant can check off the All-America box. The Kathleen senior safety and Florida State commit received his jersey at a ceremony in the ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 High School briefly put on lockdown - News  The Ledger

Kathleen High School was briefly put on lockdown Friday.



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 ...



Polk County's Prep Football Roundup: Complete Week 7 coverage  The Ledger

And then there was one — Lakeland Dreadnaughts are the last undefeated team standing in Polk County.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Polk County's Prep Football Roundup: Complete Week 6 coverage  The Ledger

Know who the three remaining undefeated teams are? Another big week of coverage by The Ledger sports staff — game stories, photo galleries, updated ...



Polk County's Prep Football Roundup: Complete Week 3 game coverage  The Ledger

Another big week of coverage by The Ledger sports staff — game stories, photo galleries, updated team-by-team results and schedules. Enjoy!



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 ...



Ray Lewis: from Lakeland to Canton  Bay News 9

Ray Lewis' football journey began in Lakeland and has taken him to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.



Polk County School Board may vote on plan to use armed guards to secure schools  ABC Action News

The Polk County School Board may vote on a School Safety Guardian Program.



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.



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.



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 ...



Former Kathleen star Ray Lewis makes Pro Football Hall of Fame  The Ledger

According to several online reports, former Kathleen High School star Ray Lewis was one of eight former NFL stars to be named to the 2018 Pro Football Hall of ...



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 ...



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's Prep Football Roundup: Complete Week 5 game coverage  The Ledger

Another big week of coverage by The Ledger sports staff — game stories, photo galleries, updated team-by-team results and schedules. Enjoy!



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 ...



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 ...



Polk Co. native and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Ray Lewis is coming to Lakeland  WTSP.com

Polk County native and former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will return to Lakeland later this month to celebrate his recent induction into the Pro ...



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 ...



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 ...



Polk County's Prep Football Roundup: Complete Week 2 game coverage  The Ledger

Another big week of coverage by The Ledger sports staff — game stories, photo galleries, updated team-by-team results and schedules. Enjoy!



Four scores for Bowman in Lakeland rout - Sports  The Ledger

The Lakeland junior ran for his second consecutive four-score game on Friday while rushing for 163 yards on 16 carries during a 42-6 running-clock win at ...



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 ...



Polk County's Prep Football Roundup: The Road to Orlando set to begin  The Ledger

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 ...



Catala: Music Ranch celebrating 2 decades of music - News  The Ledger

LAKELAND — There wasn't much to the venue when Phil Stevens had his friends over for nighttime jam sessions — a few chairs set up in front of a double-wide ...



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 ...



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 ...



All-County Football -- Defense: Ja'Quaes Stone and Jordan Domineck are players of the year  The Ledger

Jordan Domineck had 103 tackles, including 25 sacks, for George Jenkins and is the large-school player of the year. Ja'Quaes Stone was a ball hawk for Victory ...



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 ...



'A natural-born marketer': Lakeland native a young entrepreneur on the rise  The Ledger

Chris Smith's digital-marketing and sales-coaching company was ranked No. 303 on last year's Inc. 5000, a list of the fastest growing private companies in the ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Jesuit rolls past Ridge Community - Sports  The Ledger

DAVENPORT— Tampa Jesuit rushed for 228 yards as the Tigers easily defeated Ridge Community, 39-0, on Friday night at Bolts Field.Tiger running back Rick ...



4 honored at annual 'She Knows Where She's Going' luncheon in Winter Haven  The Ledger

WINTER HAVEN — Girls Inc. is a nonprofit organization that inspires girls to be “strong, smart and bold.” During the 28th annual “She Knows Where She's ...



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 ...



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 County School Officials Say Half-Cent Sales Tax Renewal is Critical  Bay News 9

POLK COUNTY, Fla. — A one-half-cent sales tax for school capital improvement projects is on the back of the ballot for Polk County voters. It's a renewal of a tax ...



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 ...



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 ...



Polk County high school principal among 89 arrested in... | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

WFTV learned a Polk County principal was one of dozens arrested in an online prostitution sting. Detectives arrested 89 people, including 49-year-old Lakeland ...



Former employee accused of stealing over $100,000 from Lakeland charter school  WFLA

A Lakeland woman was arrested Tuesday by the Polk County Sheriff's Office after stealing more than $100000 from Seth McKeel Academy, a charter school in ...



Lakeland's jewel in the crown turns 90 - News  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Women in knee-length, sleeveless flapper dresses took the arms of their husbands or best beaus donning suits, ties and hats and crowded ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



St. Petersburg Catholic pulls away from Kingdom Prep in 4th quarter  The Ledger

LAKELAND —Running backs Keyon Hayes and Marcus Cook combined for 139 yards rushing and three touchdowns to lead St. Petersburg Catholic to a 27-6 ...



Democrat Shirah, Republican Tomkow vie for House District 39 seat  Bay News 9

A special election is being held May 1 for State House District 39, which was vacated by Neil Combee in 2017.



Ex-Kathleen Coach Faced Trials On and Off Court  The Ledger

Drew Taylor's sudden resignation as basketball coach at Kathleen High and disappearance from Polk County led to a lot of speculation for the past two and a ...



Polk County Schools Fires Jailed Teacher Accused of Sex With Student  The Ledger

A Polk County teacher charged last week with having sex with a 17-year-old student was fired Tuesday amid questions surrounding her employment ...



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.



Out of the Rough? - News  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Talk about a do-it-yourself project. Dave Tavlin's fixer-upper didn't involve replacing countertops or sanding down hardwood floors.



Heightened security lifted at Jesse Keen Elementary School and Kathleen High School in Lakeland  The Ledger

Jesse Keen Elementary School and Kathleen High School were both place on heightened security this morning, according to Polk County School Board ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Cecil McClellan: Kathleen High School principal arrested during prostitution sting  Daily Mail

A longtime high school principal was arrested after he was caught on camera in a seedy hotel room trying to buy sex from an undercover police officer.



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 ...



Sun 'n Fun flying for 44th year  The Ledger

The tents are up and airplanes are already landing for the 44th annual Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, scheduled for ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Lakeland Senior High School teacher accused of pulling gun on husband suspected of cheating  ABC Action News

A well-respected reading and english teacher at Lakeland Senior High School is accused of pulling a gun on her husband over the weekend.



Former high school booster club president arrested for grand theft  WTSP.com

A former Kathleen High School Athletic Booster Club has been accused of using the organization's debit/credit card to rack up over $9800 in charges for ...



15 Lakeland commission candidates attend 'Hob nob' - News  The Ledger

The bumper crop of 15 candidates bidding for four seats in Lakeland's City Commission is in contrast to the anemic 2015 election season, but it has presented ...



Aviation is among the rising careers in Polk County's economy  The Ledger

A July 24 report from aircraft manufacturer Boeing forecast a global need for 637000 new pilots and 648000 new airplane technicians during the next 20 years.



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.



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 ...



2017 Silver Garland Awards winners and runners-up - News  The Ledger

WINNERS ARTS — GRADY OWENS LAKE WALES HIGH SCHOOL Owens uses his artistic talents to restore and preserve important parts of Lake Wales history.



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 ...



2nd Democrat enters race against Republican state Rep. Colleen Burton  The Ledger

Jason Montgomery, 43, of Lakeland, filed papers earlier this month with the state to run for the District 40 Florida House seat in 2018.



FAMU alumni chapter mingles with students, prospective students - News  The Ledger

The Polk County Chapter of the Florida A&M University National Alumni Association welcomed current, incoming and prospective students to a barbecue ...



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 ...



Juvenile murderers from Polk to get new sentencing hearings  The Ledger

Nearly five years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that criminal cases involving juveniles who could face life in prison without parole must be handled ...



‘Hurri-fame’: Why Ray Lewis’ Induction into the PFHOF Is the First of Many  State Of The U

This weekend, one of the greatest linebackers to ever lace up a pair of cleats will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Ray Lewis who spent most of his ...



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