Lakeland Highlands Middle School was established in 1975 and is located in Southwest Lakeland just off South Florida Avenue. The school is an A+ school that incorporates a modified block schedule servicing students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Students are scheduled into eight total classes. Odd periods meet on Silver days, while even periods meet on Gold days.
In 2012, LHMS became a pre-academy with tracks available in fine arts, aviation, law, medicine, media design, culinary arts, and STEAM. Read more about the PALMS Academy.
The annual 8th Grade Poinsettia Ball is coming up on Friday, December 13. The semi-formal dance will take place from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM.
Tickets available before school at the front entrance.
December 10 Chorus III Holiday Concert 7:00 @ LHMS
December 11 Winter Orchestra Concert 7:00 @ LHMS
December 12 Winter Band Concert 7:00 @ GJHS
December 16 Chorus III Holiday Concert 7:30
@ Busch Gardens ChristmasTown Event
December 17 Jazz Band Tour (area elem. schools)
Ledger Editorial Winners!
CONGRATULATIONS to Margaret Shelnut & Lauren Musselman! They placed 1st and 2nd in The Ledger Editorial Contest! Both are students in Ms. Davenport's Language Arts class.
All County Musicians
CONGRATULATIONS to the following LHMS students for making ALL COUNTY BAND, and to Ms. Hansen!
Obi Kurtz - baritone - flute
Jordan Wright - tuba
Josh Huls - tuba
Gavin Geddie - trombone
Sierra Santana - clarinet
Faith Smith - clarinet
Courtney Myers - clarinet
CONGRATULATIONS to the following LHMS students for making ALL COUNTY ORCHESTRA, and to Ms. Montgomery!
CONGRATULATIONS to these LHMS students who recently performed in the ALL COUNTY CHORUS, and to Mr. King!
Gabriella Scotto Di Frego
CONGRATULATIONS to LHMS visual arts students Judan Newland, Hannah Townley, & Kasey Carroll. Their artwork has been chosen for a current exhibit at the Polk Museum of Art.
A reception honoring these young artists will be held on December 7 at the Polk Museum of Art.
Do the Right Thing Award
CONGRATULATIONS to Nakyah Jordan & Marc Whittaker! They are winners of this year's "Do the Right Thing Award," sponsored by the Lakeland Police Department. They will be honored at a ceremony on November 21.
LHMS Dress Code
See the following attachment for specific information including mandatory shirt colors and more:
Are you being bullied?
Bullying or harassing behavior is not tolerated at Lakeland Highlands Middle School. Click here to report bullying and for additional information. Also visit www.stopbullying.com for more information about Cyber Bullying.
- Click here to download our bullying policy
- Click here to download a reporting form
- Bullying Info for Parents
PARENTS, please help report bullying! Contact a school administrator, teacher, or school resource officer.
This year, we will have a bi-monthly Box Tops grade level competition! The grade level with the most Box Tops submitted WINS! Box Tops will be collected at the end of the following months: October, December, February, and April. Turn them in to the Main Office.
PARENTS: please be advised of the following: Attendance is MANDATORY. Click here for more information.
Visit our Parent Information page for much more!
Polk County Public Schools has the ability to create accounts for all students to allow for collaborative sharing using Google Apps for Education. These accounts will be used for school related projects. However, no student will be assigned an account without parent or guardian approval. The rules governing proper electronic communications by students are included in the Technology Acceptable Use Policy that is part of the Student Code of Conduct. Once accounts are assigned, students gain access to the wealth of collaborative tools available through Google Apps. Click here for permission slip and more information.
The Florida College System
It's never to early to start preparing for college. The Florida College System has great advice for students and parents who are looking into higher education.
Positive Behavior Support
LHMS encourages positive behavior in all aspects of our students lives. Find out more HERE.
Links for Students/Parents
- Reset your student Password - Help Video
- Student Portal - Help Video
- Discovery Education - Student Login
- FCAT Explorer - Student Login
- Google Apps - Student/Teacher Login
- Accelerated Reader/STAR
- Student Portal - Student Login
- Parent Portal - Parent Login
- Bus Delays
- School Improvement Plan
- Tips for walkers and bus riders
- Zone Map
- MidFlorida Extra Credit A+
- Algebra Nation
- Beef O'Brady's Spirit Nights 2013-14