The mission of Lena Vista Elementary School is to provide students a positive, challenging learning experience within a safe, nurturing environment so that children will reach their learning potential and become responsible, productive citizens with the support of their school, their families and their community.
Lena Vista Elementary School will provide a safe haven where students and staff are respected and learning will be rigorous, relevant and based on relationships.
Lena Vista Elementary is a federally funded Title One school located at 925 Berkley Road in Auburndale, Florida, on beautifully landscaped property. Built in 1956, Lena Vista has provided excellence in education for more than half a century. We are very fortunate to have wonderful volunteers and business partners who help enhance each child's learning opportunities. Lena Vista Elementary has been named a 5 Star School for the past ten consecutive years. The Five Star Award is given to schools for community service and community involvement efforts by including family, volunteers, school advisory councils and business partners.
Lena Vista Elementary is infused with technology. Every third, fourth and fifth grade classroom is equipped with SMART Boards and Lightspeed Surround Sound systems. We have mobile SMART Boards available to each teacher for checkout, SMART Senteo and Qwizdom Student Response Systems, LCD projectors, laptops, digital cameras, document cameras, and other technology equipment. Teachers are consistently promoting the use of technology whether in guided lessons or small group settings. Lena Vista's three technology coaches provide professional development throughout the school year to staff members on new software programs and digital devices to further integrate technology into the classroom.
The Lena Vista Elementary PTO is a very active organization that supports parents, teachers, students and staff members. Through school wide fundraisers, PTO is able to purchase incentives for students, gifts for staff appreciation days and help offset costs of field trips. We appreciate our PTO greatly!
Additional School Information
Teacher and Employee of the Year
Congratulations to Mrs. Christine Bishop and Ms. Marge Hernandez for being named the 2012 Lena Vista Elementary Teacher and Employee of the Year!
Mrs. Bishop has been teaching for 36 years. She has taught many different grades levels throughout her career. She is currently teaching 3rd grade at Lena Vista where she has been for the past 18 years. Mrs. Bishop also taught for 14 years in West Virginia before moving to Florida.
Ms. Marge has worked at Lena Vista for thirteen years, first as an ESOL paraprofessional and now as the terminal operator. She also tutors student in our after school program and assists families in our community with various projects.
We are so proud of the both of you! Our school is a better place, and our children are better citizens because of your influence.
Polk County Schools Code of Conduct
Lena Vista Elementary School adheres to the Polk County Schools Code of Conduct. Each child receives a copy of the current Code of Conduct Handbook during the first week of school. Parents are requested to sign the forms and return them to school as soon as possible.
Positive Behavior Support
Lena Vista Elementary is proud to participate in the research-based Positive Behavior Support (PBS) program. PBS rewards students for making positive choices. During the 2011 - 2012 school year, the PBS committee hosted a 1980's Dance, Wacky Day, Out of Uniform Days, Camouflage Day, Sports Day and a carnival! Good behavior equals great times at Lena Vista Elementary!
To view our school wide expectations from the PBS program,please click here.