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Jun 3, 2011

LAKE WALES – The Polk Avenue Cardinal Chorus swayed to Jamaican rhythms and tunes during an upbeat year-end celebration dedicated to the school’s late custodian “Mr. Ronnie” Chambers, who died earlier this year.

The Jamaican Celebration included the Cardinal Chorus directed by Deena Dickey; the Polk Avenue Strings directed by Meagan Smith; and a special performance by the Bok Academy Steel Drums, directed by Christine Guzzetta. Resident artists Dawn Yeager and Lonnie Murphy set the island atmosphere with creative stage decorations.

Jun 3, 2011

LAKE WALES – Polk Avenue Cardinals washed cars and raised more than $200 to help the American Red Cross with tornado relief efforts.

Maria Jimenez’s multi-age class and the Polk Avenue PRIDE Team held the car wash after school in mid-May. On May 27, a Red Cross representative visited the school to accept the donation and talk to students about the tornado relief efforts going on in several states.

May 20, 2011

LAKE WALES – Polk Avenue Elementary families used space-age technology to search the ancient heavens earlier this month (May 6) during a night of stargazing.

Special guest Kathleen O’Brady, a NASA fuel cell systems engineer, talked to families about constellations, galaxies and planets during an evening dinner. Then everyone moved to the school courtyard for a night of stargazing with two Celeron telescopes, binoculars and iPads, which helped identify stars, planets and constellations.