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Eustis robotic team schedules open house

The 12-Volt Bolt FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Team 1557, a Eustis-based technology team made up of high-school students and assisted by parents, teachers and professionals from Lake County, will have an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 7 at 211 N. Grove St., Eustis.

Visitors will have an opportunity to view videos of previous competitions, see a robot in action and talk with team members and mentors. Refreshments will be served.

The team is open to high-school students who have an interest in graphic arts, public relations, web design, computer programming, mechanical engineering, math, electrical wiring and electronics.

Details: 12voltbolt.com or call 352-234-6403.

School physicals, immunizations

•Community Medical Care Center, First Baptist Church of Leesburg and House of Hope will provide free back-to-school and sports physicals for children of families without health insurance and low monthly income from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 9 at the care center, 1210 Main St. in Leesburg. Services will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Families must meet eligibility requirements and will go through a brief screening. Children must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.

Free haircuts, school supplies, personal and oral hygiene supplies, (while supplies last), activities and lunch will be provided. Drawings will be held throughout the event for food and gas gift cards.

The Florida Department of Health in Lake County will provide immunizations for school-aged children from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Leesburg Health Center, 2113 W. Griffin Road.

For more information, call 352-787-8489.

• The Florida Department of Health in Lake County is offering basic health physical examinations for school, camp and sports for students.

Physicals are required by the health department for children ages 3 to 18 to attending child-care centers, pre-kindergarten, public or private schools. The health department also requires that any student enrolling in a Florida school grades kindergarten through 12th grade must provide proof of a physical exam within the past year.

The physical, which includes immunizations, vision screening, height and weight, are offered Mondays through Fridays by appointment only at the Umatilla Health Center, 249 E. Collins St. Cost is $25.

Children must be accompanied by an adult and bring a copy of childhood immunization record.

To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 352-771-5500.

Campus clean-up

Cypress Ridge Elementary School, 350 East Ave. in Clermont, needs volunteers to participate in a campus clean-up from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 16. Some of the projects will include building a greenhouse and refurbishing the turtle pond and butterfly garden.

Volunteers should bring along equipment such as wheelbarrows, shovels and garden tools.

For more information, call 352-394-6633.

College happenings

•Lake-Sumter State College is accepting applications for the fall semester that starts Aug. 25.

Some of the degrees including nursing, business administration, computer information technology, criminal justice technology, early childhood education, emergency medical services, environmental science technology, fire science technology, health information technology, office administration and electrical distribution technology.

Applications are available at any of the college's campuses or visit lssc.edu. The deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m. Aug. 11.

•Lake-Sumter State College Foundation received a $10,000 grant from the Hans and Cay Jacobsen Foundation for the college's Johnson Scholars STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) scholarship program and $21,950 from the Charles B. and Mary M. McLin Foundation for the college's nursing program.

Educator Preparation Institute

The Educator Preparation Institute, a program designed for college graduates who want to become teachers but have a degree in something other than education, is accepting applications for fall enrollment at Lake-Sumter State College.

The online classes are paired with an internship-like course in which students learn the ropes in Lake and Sumter schools. The 21-credit course can be completed in nine months.

The institute provides those with bachelor's degrees an opportunity to earn their Florida professional certification to teach in a kindergarten through 12th-grade classroom.

The deadline to apply is Aug. 11.

For more information, email Phillip Suttkus at suttkusp@lssc.edu or call 352-787-3747.

dmanis@tribune.com

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