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We are excited to announce that we will be able to celebrate our seniors’ accomplishments through a 2020 Commencement Ceremony! Our BHS/IB/SA ceremony is scheduled for Friday, 6/12/2020, and will take place at the Publix field at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland. The time for the ceremony has not yet been determined—we will share this information, along with any additional details as we receive them.
As you know, seniors have already picked up caps and gowns and we are currently working out details for distribution of senior regalia that will be worn to the ceremony, as well as the return of textbooks and electronic devices. We will share those details with you as soon as they are finalized.
Please see the video at this link with Superintendent Byrd and Regional Assistant Superintendent Dawson discussing plans for 2020 commencement ceremonies. https://youtu.be/NfBNzd2Ec-M
We are looking forward to celebrating our BHS/IB/SA 2020 Seniors!
Yellow Jacket Students and Parents,
In response to coronavirus, Polk County Public Schools has cancelled all district and school sponsored activities and trips through the end of the current school year, which is May 29, 2020.
- This includes medallion ceremonies for all BHS/IB/SA, senior/underclassmen awards ceremonies for BHS/IB/SA, and all other scheduled events.
- Students will be refunded for the cost of tickets purchased for Grad Bash and Prom; however, it will take time, possibly up to eight weeks, for refunds to be processed. As we are provided more information, we will share with you.
- At this time, we have not received details regarding graduation ceremonies. We will keep you informed as we receive additional updates.
Please continue to put your health and safety first by observing the CDC social distancing guidelines.
Bartow boys basketball coach Terrence McGriff was selected the 2020 Florida Dairy Farmers Class 6A Coach of the Year following balloting by a statewide panel of high school boys basketball coaches and media members.
“Well I’m very thankful to the kids because you can’t win without good players,” McGriff said. “I’m thankful to the parents for trusting. I’m thank for my assistant coaches. I have a big staff and they do a great job. I”m thankful for my principal, and I’m thankful for the community. When you win coach of the year, it means you have a good team, and everything around you is good.” -Coach McGriff