Lake Gibson Middle School



Welcome to Lake Gibson Middle School, home of the Sharks!  We are proud of our school and all it has to offer.  To learn more about our mission and values, our pre-academies, and extra-curricular activities, please take some time to visit the various pages of our site.

Latest News


Our teacher of the year and our school related employee of the year were just announced.  Congratulations to them both as we recognize all of their hard work and dedication to our school.

Teacher of the Year – Ms. Kelsey Whalen


School Related Employee of the Year – Mrs. Tammy Shinabarker

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Important Information for our E-Learners

Please read through the following documentation to get started with E-Learning:

Message to Parents of E-Learners

Schoology Set-up 2020-2021 Students

E-Learning FAQ’s and Answers

Lake Gibson Middle School Elearning Class Schedule

Lake Gibson Middle School Elearning Early Release Schedule

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Virtual Orientation

Check out this video link to meet our administration, support staff, and learn about our school and expectations for our LGMS students.

Virtual Orientation

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Get to know our LGMS Staff

Click on the link to meet our LGMS Staff.  We are so excited to welcome back our students!

LGMS Staff

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School Messenger

School Messenger

Do you want to receive automated messages via phone or e-mail on upcoming events at school?  Or be notified automatically in an emergency situation?  If so, you must opt in to School Messenger.  Click here to fill out the necessary form and return it to the school...Read More »

School Supply List 2020-21

Please see our new school supply list for those students who will be attending face to face this school year.

LGMS Supply List 20-21

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Follow all updates on PCPS Reopening

To stay updated on all matters related to the opening of Polk County Schools, go to .

If you want to know more about campus learning safety protocols, go to 

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LGMS is a 5 Star School!

LGMS is one of the winners of the Florida Department of Education’s Five Star School Award, which is presented to schools (with a grade of C or higher) that fully meet criteria for business partnerships, family involvement, volunteerism, student community service, and school advisory councils.  We are proud of all...Read More »

  • Cross Country 2019

Upcoming Events

FTE Week
Oct 5 – Oct 9 all-day
District Quarterly Assessments
Oct 12 – Oct 16 all-day

Science, Civics, and World History.  Teachers will inform students of specific date and time.

Early School Dismissal
Oct 21 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
End of 1st 9-Week Grading Period
Oct 22 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Teacher Work Day
Oct 23 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Teacher Workday, Student/Paraeducator Holiday
Oct 23 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm