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.

Spring Testing Schedule

Here is the schedule for this spring's various assessments. More detailed information will be made available as we approach these dates:

April 15            FCAT - 7th/8th Math
April 17            FCAT - 8th Science
April 21-May 5   FCAT CBT - 6th/7th/8th Reading; 6th Math
May 5-9            EOC - 7th Civics
May 12-16         EOC - Algebra only
May 19-23         EOC - Geometry only

FCAT CBT (computer based test) Day/Time/Locations:

     6 Math
     6 Reading (via Lang. Arts teachers)
     7 Reading (via Lang. Arts teachers)
     8 Reading (via Lang. Arts teachers)
Students with accommodations will be tested in different groups. Talk to your teacher for when and where.

Report Cards - April 17

Report Cards for the third 9 weeks were originally scheduled to go home April 14. The superintendent has pushed back the release due to the start of FCAT.
They will go home on Thursday, April 17.

8th Grade: CHOICES

This week your child has registered for CHOICES which is a requirement for promotion to 9th grade. The program allows students to get ready for High School by: identifying careers that match their interests, plan their high school courses, start looking into postsecondary plans and create a personalized career list. Each student was given a bookmark to write their login ID on and use their lunch number as their password. This is so parents and students can research this website together and use this tool for the next four years throughout high school. This week students took the interest inventory test and researched various careers as part of their Social Studies curriculum. Please ask your child about this and go online to www.flchoices.org

Congrats Chorus!

LHMS Chorus III participated in the Middle School Choral Music Performance Assessment and received EXCELLENT ratings from all judges! Congratulations to Mr. King and all our choral students!

Congrats Band!

The LHMS Symphonic Band received an overall EXCELLENT rating at the Polk County MPA, with a SUPERIOR in sight reading. Congratulations to Ms. Hansen and our band students!

Congrats! Spelling Bee

Congratulations to 8th grader AJ Manning, he is the top speller from Polk County. He will represent the district when he attends the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee scheduled to take place in May in Washington, D.C.

Read the whole article here.
Alexander Manning

InSync - New Resource

Polk County Public Schools is excited to offer InSync Education, a one-of-a kind, online, academic resource to all students, families and teachers!  InSync Education is available online at any time.  Log-in from any computer or mobile device. We invite your entire family to access this new program! Click HERE to see how to get started today!

TALON Robotics

LHMS Dress Code

See the following attachment for specific information including mandatory shirt colors and more:

2013-2014 Dress Code Policy
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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.

PARENTS, please help report bullying! Contact a school administrator, teacher, or school resource officer.

Box Tops

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.

Parent News

Attendance Reminders

PARENTS: please be advised of the following: Attendance is MANDATORY. Click here for more information.

Visit our Parent Information page for much more!

Asbestos Inspection

Letter with EPA information.

Student News

Google Apps

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

Links for Staff