Homecoming Week 2017

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Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, the Florida Department of Education will observe Dads Take Your Child to School Day statewide. This initiative is a wonderful opportunity for dads or other male role models to get involved in their child’s education, and to highlight the significant difference they can make by taking a more active role. Polk County Public Schools is proud to participate in the statewide initiative.

We are inviting fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers, mentors and other significant role models to take their children to school on Sept. 27. Mothers and other family members are welcome to participate, as we know they play a vital role in their children’s education, too.

The school district created a promotional video with Kathleen High’s Ernest Joe and posted it to Facebook (https://goo.gl/CuKaZw). You can use our local hashtag, #PolkDadsAtSchoolDay, to share your photos with us on social media.

Band News

Brandon CollinsCongratulations to senior Brandon Collins, who is among a select group of students who will perform at the National Association for Music Education‘s (NAfME) 2017 All-National Honor Ensembles.

More than 600 music students nationwide — representing the “best of the best” — have been chosen to perform at the event, NAfME said.

Brandon will join the All-National Concert Band on tenor saxophone. He is the only student from Polk County and one of just 11 Florida students on the roster.

The 2017 All-National Honor Ensembles will be held Nov. 26-29 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

ACT Prep

College Admission Reps Rescheduled

We are excited to share that the college admissions rep visits have been rescheduled!

  • Florida International University will be on campus this Friday, September 22nd, at 12:00
  • Florida State University will be on campus this Friday, September 22nd, at 1:00
  • University of Florida will be on campus Tuesday, September 26th, at 1:00

All presentations will take place in College & Career. Students who are interested in attending, must sign up, but attendance will be at your teacher’s discretion.  If you have questions, please see Mrs. Cook.

AHS Collegiate Scholars Institute

Collegiate Scholars Institute of Auburndale High School, CSI, will have their first seminar and meeting on Wednesday, September 27th, at 1:00 in College & Career.  This will be a mandatory for all 9th-12th grade students with a 3.5 GPA or higher, who would like to participate in CSI.  This will be also be a great time to turn in your application and $20 Dues (for trip costs and t-shirt).  If you have questions, please see Mrs. Cook or Mrs. Parada.

ASVAB Scheduled

The ASVAB has been scheduled for Friday, October 13th, at 7:00 AM.  The ASVAB is a great opportunity for not only students who are interested in the military, but also for students who are interested in career exploration.  If you are interested in signing up to take the ASVAB, please see Mrs. Cook in College & Career.

Senior Portraits

Seniors!!!  This Thursday, September 21st is the last opportunity to get your senior picture taken for the yearbook. Pictures will be taken on campus in the auditorium.  Ladies, you need to wear some type of spaghetti strap top that you can pull off of your shoulders; Gentlemen, wear a light colored undershirt.  Leonard’s will supply the drape for the ladies and the tux, shirt and bow tie for the gentlemen. See Mrs. Cobb in Room 501 to make an appointment.