Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014

Valero, Marc

Highlands Today

‘Frozen’ is hot on Santa’s toy list

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 -

Toy retailers are looking for hot sales this holiday season from a line of playthings with a chilly name - “Frozen.”

College for a Day: High school students attend revamped SFSC event

Friday, Nov 21, 2014 - South Florida State College focused on schooling high school students about the college’s offerings during its revamped College for a Day event Friday mornin...

Teacher salary negotiations on hold until May

Friday, Nov 21, 2014 -

School Board of Highlands County teachers will have to wait until next year to find out if they will be getting a salary increase this school year.

Students weigh in on healthier meals

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 -

Sebring High freshman Rachael Boyd wanted know why there is a drastic change in school lunches.

Schools serve Thanksgiving celebration meals

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 -

Hundreds of turkey dinners with nearly every little pilgrim opting for fat-free chocolate milk for the accompanying beverage: It must be the Thanksgiving celebration dinner ...

School board swears in new members

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 -

Prior to the swearing in of three School Board of Highlands County members, Lillian Edwards, the granddaughter of a new board member, checked the list of names and declared ...

Cold snap to drop wind chill into the 30s

Monday, Nov 17, 2014 -

— The blast of Artic air that has been plunging temperatures across the country is hitting the Heartland with forecasted lows tonight near 40 degrees with windchill readings e...

Students learn to harmonize with an attitude

Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 -

Teacher contract talks to start next week

Friday, Nov 14, 2014 -

Contract negotiations will start next week between the School Board of Highlands County and the Highlands County Education Association (teachers union).

Review team cites district’s teacher recruitment efforts

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 -

A recent report from an accreditation team stated the School Board of Highlands County should design and implement an “aggressive plan” for recruitment of high...

LP baseball volunteer stepping down

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014 -

Highway Park improvement projects underway

Monday, Nov 10, 2014 -

The Highway Park Neighborhood Council, a non-profit group dedicated to restoring and preserving Highway Park, is working on beautification efforts and creating a commun...

School district’s lottery funding shrinks

Monday, Nov 10, 2014 -

While the Florida Lottery has paid out billions of dollars statewide to education over the years, its impact and contribution to the local school district has dwindled from ...

LP to consider road project agreement

Friday, Nov 7, 2014 -

The west side of town seems poised for improvements and development with a pending interlocal between the town and the county on road improvements and a number of rezoni...

School board winners ready to tackle budget

Thursday, Nov 6, 2014 -

More than 7,000 voters skipped picking a candidate between the two county school board races, but despite the high number of under votes, two winners emerged in the runoffs ...

School sales tax defeat raises option of property tax increase

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 - Faced with the disappointment of the defeat of the school half-cent sales tax referendum, school officials are considering raising property taxes to fund the distric...

SFSC Vice President Revell to retire

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014 -

Voters to decide 2 school board seats, school sales tax referendum

Monday, Nov 3, 2014 -

Edwards, Compton win school board seats

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014 -

Placid Lodge dispute continues

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 -

The Bicentennial Park and Scout House property rights dispute continues with an attorney and not-for-profit group aiming to obtain the property from a local fraternal lo...

Student retention highest in grades 9 & 10

Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 -

Grades nine and 10 continue to be big sticking point for local students, and the number of students retained in these two grades is dramatically higher compared to th...

Teacher tailgate rally celebrates district’s educators

Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 -

It looked like a company picnic with plenty of food and snacks, but it also appeared to be a children’s fun zone with bounce houses and bean bag toss games.

Contract talks await school enrollment numbers

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 -

Teachers and school support personnel continue to work under their 2013-14 contract agreement with the School Board of Highlands County as the negotiation teams wait for the...

District banks on postcards to promote 1/2 cent referendum

Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 -

Registered voters, who voted in the last election, will be receiving a postcard from the School Board of Highlands County with information about the 1/2 cent schools sales t...

Review team recommends school district accreditation

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 -

An accreditation review team gave the Highlands County School District an overall good report this week, but scored the district below average in the utilization of its reso...

Lake Placid to consider purchasing recycling carts

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 -

A good price on recycling carts may prompt the town to consider a limited trial of curbside recycling.

Graduates tout program’s path to a healthy lifestyle

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 - Christopher Widger received many awards Tuesday evening at a graduation ceremony held at the Better Living Community Center in Lake Placid.

LP Bicentennial Park/Scout house property being disputed

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 -

The Bicentennial Park property and Scout House at 151 Dal Hall Blvd. have been for sale since June, but issues about the property and who owns it remain and will be disc...

District preps for Florida Standards Assessments

Monday, Oct 6, 2014 -

High stakes testing, coupled with the unknowns of a new state assessment test, have prompted concerns from superintendents, school boards and educators statewide.

SFSC President Leitzel addresses student’s questions

Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 -

In his second annual student forum, South Florida State College President Thomas Leitzel faced questions about new programs and classes, the possibility of on-campus housi...

Sebring High students tour manufacturing facilities

Friday, Oct 3, 2014 -

From recycled glass stored in piles outside to finished product on pallets to be shipped all over the world, a group of Sebring High School students learned about manufactur...

Free public school flu vaccinations to start Oct. 7

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 -

The deadline for parents to sign and return a consent form for their children to receive a free flu vaccination at their school is Friday.

Stray bullet lands in AP High cafeteria, authorities say

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 -

A bullet found in the kitchen of the Avon Park High School cafeteria apparently was fired from off campus and penetrated the roof and the ceiling, according to a Highlands...

Heavy rains impacting some ag businesses

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 -

The plentiful late season rains while welcomed by many has created problems for some ag businesses including a dairy farmer who reported losing a few animals due to wet and ...

Career Academy is now the Highlands Career Institute at SFSC

Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 -

After six years of providing college credit and career training to Highlands County School District high school students, the Career Academy at South Florida State College...

Daylight Saving or Standard Time

Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 -

Twice a year it’s time for a time change. We “spring ahead” one hour to daylight saving time and “fall back”...

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