There’s some TUFF stuff going on at Lake Placid High School - and it’s all good.
In April, a group of teachers formed the Teachers Up For Fun or TUFF committee. At this time, they are hard at work planning activities that will promote school spirit and a sense of belonging for every student at Lake Placid High School.
There are approximately 15 TUFF teachers and staff members who are volunteering their personal time to plan and oversee the activities which will happen mostly outside of regular school hours.
So far the committee has met five times and has already completed one activity – May Madness. On May 1, a two-hour early release day for Highlands County schools, students were able to stay at school to participate in basketball and corn hole tournaments, as well as just hang out with friends in the gym or commons and cheer for their favorite teams.
There were also four televisions set up with Wii systems (interactive video games) for students to enjoy.
The next TUFF event will be “Dragons Got Talent!” at 7 p.m. on May 21. About 30 students or small groups will perform their best talent for judges and an audience of their peers and community supporters.
The students will be singing, dancing and playing instruments. The public is encouraged to come out and support the students. Admission is $1 for students and $2 for adults. The proceeds from the admission charge will go toward prizes for the contestants and other TUFF activities.
The TUFF committee will continue to meet bi-monthly to plan activities for the next school year.
Any person, business, or organization who would like to sponsor one of the TUFF events or is willing to volunteer or offer ideas is encouraged to call Lake Placid High School or email Jackie Coyne at firstname.lastname@example.org or Misty Matthews at email@example.com.