Volunteer of the Year-Dawn Halversen

We are thankful for all of your many hours and hard work!  Eagle Lake Elementary appreciates you!

“Seuss Celebration”: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

March 2nd was Dr. Seuss’s birthday—what better way to celebrate than to read? Did you know Dr. Seuss would have been 113 this year? While he is no longer with us, his legacy lives on in the pages of his books. He forever changed the way children’s books were written and continues to inspire generations. So this month, read Dr. Seuss books, use your imagination, and be silly! Check out our Media Center page for pictures of our celebration!


ESE Parent Survey


ESE Parent Survey

We need your help to make Florida’s 2016-2017 ESE Parent Survey a Success. Each year the FL Department of Education surveys parents of children with an individual educational plan (IEP) to determine how well your child’s school is partnering with you and promoting your involvement in your child’s education. All states must collect this data as part of their State Performance Plan, as required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).   Parents may complete the survey online at www.esesurvey.com or request a paper survey from your child’s school. The deadline for completing the survey is May 31, 2017. Your feedback is important so make your voice heard! Thank you for your support!


National Honor Society (Press Release)

Local Elementary School Establishes New Honor Society Chapter Eagle Lake, Fl.

Eagle Lake Elementary has established a chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) to recognize its most outstanding students.  Staff at the school were notified recently that their application to begin this prestigious new national student recognition program was approved by the national office and that they may now undertake the process of selecting new members for the 2016-2017 school year. More than just an honor roll, NEHS engages its members in service activities and leadership development that help strengthen the programs for all students at the school and improve life in the community. Eagle Lake Elementary joins elementary schools around the nation in establishing a program to promote excellence in academic achievement and involvement in leadership and service for the nation’s youngest students. Eagle Lake Elementary is the second public, non-charter school to have a chapter. The first induction ceremony to be held March 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the school cafeteria.

NEHS is a program of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) in partnership with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Foundation. “We are proud to recognize Eagle Lake Elementary as a new affiliate of the National Elementary Honor Society,” said JoAnn Bartoletti, executive director of NASSP. “As an NEHS affiliate, this school has indicated its commitment to acknowledging the hard work of high achieving and well-rounded students. It also signals support for the core values of the Honor Society—values that we believe enhance the life of every member and the entire school community.” The National Elementary Honor Society joins the National Honor Society (NHS) and the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) as the nation’s premier organizations recognizing outstanding students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, responsibility, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. Established in 1921, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) serves 30,000 elementary and middle school principals in the United States, Canada, and overseas.  For more information about the National Elementary Honor Society, visit www.nehs.org.

“Cause for Paws”


Eagle Lake Elementary’s K-Kids club recently spearheaded a donation drive for The Humane Society of Polk County, Inc.

Students in K-Kids — the youth division of the Kiwanis Club of Winter Haven — collaborated on the project and named it Cause 4 Paws.

They printed up flyers to be sent home with other Eagle Lake Elementary students, and collected items to help shelter animals in need. The donations were delivered to the Humane Society last month.

Nice work!