The History of Presidents' Day

Believe it or not, the holiday we celebrate as Presidents’ Day is fairly new; it was originally a celebration of the life of our first president, George Washington. With an abundance of political tactics, the date of Presidents’ Day, as well as the honorees, changed. Polk County Catholic schools in the Diocese of Orlando celebrate […]

Top 5 Mistakes Parents Make When Choosing a School

Today’s hectic schedules sometimes prevent parents from making the best decisions. When it comes to education, the Diocese of Orlando is highlighting the following errors parents should avoid when choosing one of our Catholic schools in Polk County. Visiting a School Only Once Before Making a Decision First impressions are important, but to know a […]

Characteristics of Great Catholic School Teachers

Your child spends the vast majority of his or her waking hours in school. The importance of a good teacher to fill those hours with quality learning is extremely important. Many people are interested in their child’s teacher for one reason: to ensure that child earns good grades. The characteristics of a great Polk County […]

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Your Children

Valentine’s Day is a grand celebration of roses, hearts, and love. In reality, there are many stories about who St. Valentine really was. The Christian Broadcast Network reports that St. Valentine was a priest who married soldiers before they departed for war. While this does not seem like a revolutionary idea, it was against the […]

How Television Impacts Children

The debate between those who approve of television for young children and those who do not has raged for decades. Proponents argue that educational television can open doors to literacy and communication. Opponents point to television violence and inappropriate programming and the aggression it is said to promote. Which side is correct? It depends on […]

Polk County Schools Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

National Catholic Schools Week has been celebrated since 1974 and highlights the opportunities students have with a Catholic education. This year’s theme for National Catholic Schools Week, which is January 29, 2017 through February 4, 2017, is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service.” Polk County Catholic schools in the Diocese of Orlando celebrate […]

Study More Efficiently with These Do’s and Don’ts

Many students regard studying as a chore. They lug home heavy textbooks, spread their notes on the table, and read information several times. Then, when the exam is returned, they are shocked to find their studying did not work. How can they spend their time studying more effectively? The Diocese of Orlando’s Lakeland Catholic school […]

Raising Responsible Online Citizens

As a parent, you recognize the possible threats that lurk on the Internet. In all their innocence, children are easily manipulated and can be persuaded to buy or order goods, talk to strangers, or click on inappropriate websites. Teachers at the Diocese of Orlando’s schools in Polk County give lessons on Internet safety and good […]

How to Live a More Faith-Filled 2017

Life seems to be a little more overwhelming every day. Your job, spouse, children, home, yard, vehicle, pets…everything and everyone want a little more of your time. Trying to balance your career, extracurricular activities, and household chores leaves very little time to rush to church on Sunday, much less contemplate your faith. Give yourself a […]

School Spotlight: St. Anthony Catholic School

St. Anthony Catholic School in Lakeland, Florida is a strong part of the Diocese of Orlando’s Catholic schools in Polk County. With a mission to build a solid faith foundation along with academic excellence and for every child to enter into God’s Kingdom, St. Anthony’s is committed to educating the whole child: mentally, physically, and […]