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Serving Young Learners In Polk

Nine county-wide campsites were vibrant learning environments for a record number of rising or struggling kindergartners. Camp READY! 2017 took place at sites in Frostproof, Fort Meade, Lake Wales, Bartow, Haines City, Lakeland and Winter Haven throughout June and July. This successful four-week camp helped to prepare rising and repeating kindergartners for academic success this coming school year.
LRC Camp Ready Kindergarten readiness
 
Campers demonstrated learning gains averaging four to five months with some scores indicating one year or more of growth in expressive or receptive vocabulary, huge increases for five year-old children. Other successes were demonstrated in listening, attending and focusing, following directions, and social skills.
 
Eight camps were underwritten with United Way monies, and one camp was funded by a Givewell Community Foundation donor.
 
 

Celebrating the Berryman’s

Fifty friends and colleagues gathered at Grasslands Golf and Country Club on Thursday, August 3, 2017 to celebrate and honor Hunt and Mary Berryman.
LRC Hunt Mary Berryman Reception
 
The couple gave over 30 years of leadership, support, and volunteer hours to Learning Resource Center. As well as to numerous other organizations in Polk County, some of which include:

  • Florida Southern College
  • Polk Businesses for WorldClass Education
  • United Way of Central Florida
  • Polk Theatre
  • Kiwanis Club
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Big Brothers Big Sister
  • First Presbyterian Church Lakeland
  • Leadership Learning Academy
  • READ Lakeland
  • Lakeland Chamber of Commerce
  • Parker Street Ministries
  • Polk Vision
  • Polk Education Foundation
  • Polk County School Board

 
Polk Businesses for WorldClass Education and LRC hosted the event.
 
 

Begin the new school year on the path to success with the Learning Resource Center’s fall enrichment programs and services.

 
LRC Programs and Services Polk County

SAT Prep

The Learning Resource Center’s SAT® Preparation course provides an efficient and effective 23-hour course designed to help students achieve their best possible score on the exam.
The full course will take place on Tuesdays (Math) and Thursdays (Reading) for four weeks as well as one Saturday (Writing).
Where: Learning Resource Center, 1628 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland
When: September 5-28, 2017; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. &
Saturday, Sept. 16, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cost: $440* for the full course *Ask about our Sliding Fee Scale
Register: SAT Prep Courses or call 863-688-9477 during office hours
 

ACT Prep

Learning Resource Center’s ACT Preparation course provides an efficient and effective 23-hour course designed to help students achieve their best possible score on the ACT. This course provides: small classes with highly trained teachers, problem-solving strategies for analyzing and answering ACT questions, practice taking ACT exams, emphasis on test-taking techniques and strategies specific to the ACT that help build confidence and reduce test anxiety. The full course will take place on Mondays (Math/Science) and Wednesdays (English/Reading) for four weeks as well as one Saturday (Writing).
Where: Learning Resource Center, 1628 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland
When: Sept. 25-Oct. 25, 2017; Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. &
Saturday, Oct. 7, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cost: $440* for the full course *Ask about our Sliding Fee Scale
Register: ACT Prep Courses or call 863-688-9477 during office hours
 

Study Habits

The Learning Resource Center’s Study Habits of Successful Students provides study skills and motivational strategies to prepare students in grades 6-8 to become more effective learners. Students learn and practice time-tested, effective, and efficient study strategies. The course is designed to offer small classes with activity-oriented lessons to help students learn and practice these study habits of successful students.
Where: Learning Resource Center, 1628 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland
When: Sept. 25-Oct. 30, 2017; Mondays, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Cost: $145*, *Ask about our Sliding Fee Scale
Register: Study Habits Courses or call 863-688-9477 during office hours
 

College Success Planning

Get the Competitive Edge…College Success Planning provides study skills and motivational strategies to prepare students in grades 9-12 to become more effective learners. Students learn and practice time-tested, effective, and efficient study strategies, as well as concrete techniques to get the competitive edge necessary for high school and college. The course offers small classes with activity-oriented lessons to help students learn and practice these study habits of successful students.
Where: Learning Resource Center, 1628 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland
When: Nov. 6-Dec. 11, 2017; Mondays, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Cost: $145*, *Ask about our Sliding Fee Scale
Register: College Success Planning Courses or call 863-688-9477 during office hours
 

One-to-One Tutoring

LRC’s One-to-One Tutoring Services include:

  • One-to-One instruction with a highly-qualified teacher
  • Multi-Sensory learning strategies geared toward individual learning styles
  • Improvement of student’s academic achievement
  • Enhancement of student’s self-esteem to improve school success
  • Flexible schedules and locations
  • Wide variety of subjects & exams

Where: Throughout Polk County
When: Year-round
Cost: Based on the number of hours & gross family income
Register: 1-to-1 Tutoring or call 863-688-9477 during office hours
 
 

POLK COUNTY 2017-2018 SCHOOL CALENDAR

Curious about Polk County Public School dates such as the first and last days, student holidays and early release days? Interested in finding out assessment dates for the 2017-2018 school year? Scroll down to find a list of significant calendar dates affecting your PCSB student.
freepik back to school calendar
Graphic by Freepik
 

2017

August 10 First day of school
September 4 School Holiday- Labor Day
September 13 EARLY RELEASE DAY
September 18 Student Holiday
October 16 Student Holiday
November 10 School Holiday – Veterans’ Day
November 20-24 School Holiday – Thanksgiving Break
December 22-January 3 School Holiday – Winter Break

 

2018

January 4 First day back after Winter Break
January 15 School Holiday – MLK, Jr. Day
February 19 School Holiday – Presidents’ Day
March 26-30 School Holiday – Spring Break
May 24 Last day of school

 
Please note that Oct. 11, 2017, Nov. 15, 2017, Jan. 24, 2018, Feb. 7, 2018, March 14, 2018 and May 16, 2018 were originally Early Release Days. Due to Hurricane Irma, these days are now regular full days.
 
For more information on the school calendar, upcoming events or Polk school information, please visit the Polk County Public Schools website where we obtained this information.
 
 

2017-2018 Assessment Schedule

 

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Date, Assessment, ,
September 18-October 6, FSA EOC Algebra 1; Geometry
September 18-October 20, NGSSS EOC Biology 1; Civics; U.S. History
November 27-December 15, FSA EOC Algebra 1; Geometry, NGSSS EOC Biology 1; Civics; U.S. History
March 1-9, FSA ELA Writing
April 9-May 11, FSA ELA Reading
April 16-May 11, FSA Math
April 16-May 11, FSA EOC Algebra 1; Geometry, NGSSS EOC Biology 1; Civics; U.S. History
April 30-May 4, NGSSS Science (5th & 8th)
July 17-21, FSA EOC Algebra 1; Geometry, NGSSS EOC Biology 1; Civics; U.S. History
[/table]
Click for more Polk County testing information.
 

If you feel that your child needs help preparing for these assessments, please do not hesitate to contact us to set up One-to-One Tutoring.

 

In the month of April, Learning Resource Center students received 1,702 hours of tutoring, with a Year-To-Date Total of 10,617 hours (the YTD totals start over every July). New and ongoing students tutored during the month of April equaled 407 students.
 
April Tutoring Hours LRC Polk County

 
In May, Learning Resource Center students received 1,885 hours of tutoring, with a Year-To-Date Total of 12,502 hours (the YTD totals start over every July). New and ongoing students tutored during the month of May equaled 449 students.
 
May Tutoring Hours LRC Polk County
 
 
Thanks to all of our tutors and students for your time, efforts, and hard work. It’s paying off!
 
If you’re interested in participating in One-to-One Tutoring, please visit LRCPolk.com/programs/one-to-one-tutoring.
 
 
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April 2016 Tutoring Report
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Your elementary student can gain important skills in reading and math at LRC’s Super Summer Success. Keep kids learning over the summer with this program designed to build confident, successful students through time-tested best practices.
 

Offered to students who have completed either kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth or fifth grade, Super Summer Success helps students explore academics and the arts through interaction, review and hands-on, high-interest activities.
 
The program will return to South McKeel Academy in Lakeland on Monday, June 12-Thursday, June 29 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Monday-Thursday.
 
Students will be able to: explore math through writing and drawing, engage in cooking and creative art projects, share in read-and-respond activities, create make-and-take projects on key ideas and savor brain-healthy snacks to keep energy up.
 
The classes will be small and divided by level. The cost is $315 for the entire program. LRC also offers a sliding fee scale based on gross, annual household income.Super Summer Success Elementary Camp
 
To register, please visit LRC Polk-Super Summer Success. For more information, please call LRC at 863-688-9477.
 
If your child needs a little extra review this summer, Super Summer Success is the program for them!
 
 
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LRC is rolling out its lineup of 2017 summer enrichment programs for kindergarten through high school grade levels.
 
Scroll down to find out about each program and to find the one that best suits you or your student.
 

Kindergarten-Readiness

Rising and repeating kindergartners can gain the skills necessary for school at LRC’s Camp READY! featuring multi-sensory learning experiences in a fun, engaging format at ten locations throughout Polk County. On average, Camp READY! students who attend the full program demonstrate learning gains of seven months in vocabulary development. Camps will take place for four weeks during June 6-July 28, 2017. Dates and times vary by site. The cost is $25 for the entire month.
Camp Ready Winter Haven parent program

 

Elementary Academic Camps

Students entering 1st- 5th grade are invited to Camp Discovery at All Saints Academy in Winter Haven. Camps will focus on critical thinking, reading, writing, science and math skills, offering students four, week-long camps during June 5-30, 2017, Monday-Friday. Choose half-day camp from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. for $140 per week or full-day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for $200 per week.
 
Students entering 1st-6th grade are encouraged to attend Super Summer Success, an enrichment program that helps students maintain their mental momentum throughout the summer with a fun and active approach to reading, writing and math. Super Summer Success will take place June 12-29, 2017, Monday-Thursday, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at South McKeel Academy in Lakeland. The full cost is $315.
 

Study Skills

Middle school and high school students may consider study skills courses that provide motivational strategies and study techniques to become more effective learners. Study Habits of Successful Students for grades 6-8 will take place July 10-14, 2017 from 9:30-11:30 a.m., while Get the Competitive Edge…College Success Planning for grades 9-12 will take place July 10-14, 2017 from 1-3 p.m. Both will be held at the Learning Resource Center in Lakeland. The cost for each is $145.
 

Test Prep

High School students will benefit from LRC’s ACT and SAT summer test preparation courses. Preparation courses are designed to build confident, successful students, helping them achieve their best possible score through problem-solving strategies tailored towards each test. The ACT Summer Prep Course will take place July 17-21, 2017 (9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for the full course) at the Learning Resource Center, while the SAT Summer Prep Course will take place July 24-27, 2017 (9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for the full course) at the Learning Resource Center in Lakeland. The cost of each full course is $440 and includes a book.
 

Tutoring

In addition to the courses and camps mentioned, LRC also continues One-to-One Tutoring services for students of all ages who feel they need an extra boost during the summer months. With more than 500 tutors throughout Polk County who are able to help students in numerous subjects or prepare for various assessments, LRC will find a tutor that can meet your academic need in your area.
 

Information

LRC offers a sliding fee scale based on the gross annual household income. Scholarships are also available for families with documented financial need for any of these programs. For additional information or to enroll, please click on the program link above or call LRC at 863-688-9477.
 
 

In the month of February, Learning Resource Center students received 1,205 hours of tutoring, with a Year-To-Date Total of 7,555 hours (the YTD totals start over every July). New and ongoing students tutored during the month of February equaled 306 students.
 
February 2017 LRC Tutor Report
 
In March, Learning Resource Center students received 1,360 hours of tutoring, with a Year-To-Date Total of 8,915 hours (the YTD totals start over every July). New and ongoing students tutored during the month of February equaled 358 students.
 
March 2017 LRC Tutor Report
 
 
Thanks to all of our tutors and students for your time, efforts, and hard work. It’s paying off!
 
If you’re interested in participating in One-to-One Tutoring, please visit LRCPolk.com/programs/one-to-one-tutoring.
 
 
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January 2017 Tutoring Report
October 2016 Tutoring Report
August/September 2016 Tutoring Report
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July 2016 Tutoring Report
June 2016 Tutoring Report
April 2016 Tutoring Report
March 2016 Tutoring Report
 

The Learning Resource Center offices sparkle, inside and out!
 
Sixteen enthusiastic Publix employees worked to improve the appearance and conditions at LRC and its storage space on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, a day designated as “Publix Serves Day”.
 

From 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., the Corporate Accounting Department volunteers cleaned gutters, scrubbed siding, painted needed areas, installed shelving, purged and organized boxes of documents and removed years of dust and debris. LRC’s mini-proposal for help was selected by Publix, and the magic was created by these hardworking individuals!
 
Next time you’re on South Florida Avenue and passing by the LRC office, drive slowly to take a look at the fruit of their labor! Please, also, thank Publix employees for their priceless gifts to the community that they give in so many ways.
 

Monday, February 27, 2017 was an evening to remember! Guests who attended LRC and Red Door’s Wine Market Monday event last month, delighted in twelve samplings from South Africa African wines, a mouthwatering mounded antipasta platter, succulent boneless pork tenderloin chops and “To-Die-For” crème brulee’ while listening to interesting and practical wine information.

 
LRC was privileged to be selected as the Red Door Wine Market Monday cause for February, an initiative by Red Door owner Richard DeAngelis to support local charities. Fifteen loyal LRC folks enjoyed an evening of divine food and drink while LRC received $25 per ticket in return.
 
LRC would like to thank Red Door and all those who came out to support not only the organization, but the students of our local community!