Monday, June 10-Friday, July 5
Polk Avenue Elementary
Monday, June 10-Friday, Aug. 9
Schools 8am-4pm Mon-Fri
LWCS Central Office 8am-5pm Mon-Fri
8:30-11:45am June 17-July 18
Janie Howard Wilson Elementary
Learning Resource Center-sponsored program for kindergarten readiness
Schools & LWCS Central Office closed
7am-5pm July 29-Aug. 2
for 9th graders, Scottish Unit, Percussion & Color Guard
(Upperclassmen encouraged to attend)
Lake Wales High
8:30-11am Wednesday, July 31
LWCS Central Office
RSVP email@example.com 863-679-6560
Friday, Aug. 2-Sunday, Aug. 4
No sales tax on most school clothes, school supplies
This section will be frequently updated with news and links to important items that have changed. Check back often so you don't miss anything important!
EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK has been updated, approved and posted for 2013-2014. Check it out!
OUR 2012 Annual Report is now available. (Depending on your computer and internet connection, this file may take a few moments to open.)
NEW CALENDAR: The Board of Trustees approved the new 2013-2014 Calendar on March 18. Start planning now. The first day of school (Monday, Aug. 19) will be here before you know it!
LAKE WALES HIGH has posted new information detailing the school’s Programs of Study, along with a new Application & Course Registration Form for 2013-2014. Links to both (along with other LWHS information) are available on our Schools page.
CAFETERIA MENUS: Students and staff are bragging about our tasty new cafeteria options. To see our latest menus or download applications for free or reduced-price meals, click here.
TRUSTEE CONTACTS: If you have concerns, suggestions or questions that cannot be resolved at the school level, please contact the LWCS Trustee who is designated as the parent/community contact for your school.
BUS DRIVERS: If you have a CDL/PS license, come see us and join our Transportation Team! Apply in person at 130 E. Central Ave., Lake Wales.
A message from our Superintendent of Schools
LAKE WALES – By early 2000, the once great tradition of outstanding local schools for Lake Wales’ citizens had reached a point of decline. It was at that time when concerned citizens, with the support of the Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce education committee, decided to do something to reverse that trend.
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- Jesse L. Jackson
What our students say...
“Our school incorporates the best technology, like iPads, into the instructional program to make it the highest possible standard.” – Joshua Collier, 10th grade, April 2012
Board Meeting Updates
The Board of Trustees is a group of unpaid volunteers who meet monthly to chart the direction of the Lake Wales Charter Schools. Meetings are open to the public.
The next Board of Trustees meeting will be Monday, July 22 (3:30 pm work session/5 pm board meeting). This meeting will be held at Hillcrest Elementary School. For more information, contact Marie Cherrington-Gray at 863-679-6560 x226.
The Finance Committee meets on the Thursday preceding each Board meeting. The next Finance Committee meeting will be 7 a.m. Thursday, July 18 at the LWCS Central Office, 130 E. Central Ave. For more information, contact Brian Fisher at 863-679-6560 x223.
Future Board of Trustees meetings (3:30pm work session/5pm board meeting):
- Monday, Aug. 19: Lake Wales High (first day of school)
- Monday, Sept. 16: DRF Babson Park Elementary
- Monday, Oct. 21: Janie Howard Wilson Elementary
- Monday, Nov. 18: Polk Avenue Elementary
- Monday, Dec. 16: Bok Academy
- Tuesday, Jan. 21: Lake Wales High (moved due to Monday holiday)
- Tuesday, Feb. 18: Hillcrest Elementary (moved due to Tuesday holiday)
- Monday, March 17: DRF Babson Park Elementary
- Monday, April 21: Janie Howard Wilson Elementary
- Monday, May 19: Polk Avenue Elementary
- Monday, June 23: TBA (all-day Board Retreat & Meetings)
The Board reserves the right to change the date, time and location if necessary.
Latest LWCS News
13 Jun 2013
LAKE WALES – Janie Howard Wilson Elementary students may be able to prove which athletic shoes provide the greatest spring, or which softball bats deliver the longest drives.
10 Jun 2013
LAKE WALES – Vic Story (left) and Kyle Story accept the “Leading by Example Business Partnership Award” from Janie Howard Wilson Elementary’s Assistant Principal Steven Whitaker on Wednesday (June 5).
07 Jun 2013
LAKE WALES –– Members of the Fowler family pose for a photo in the new Grandmaster’s Garden at Hillcrest Elementary following a May 31 dedication ceremony in memory of teacher and chess coach Jeffrey Fowler, who died in March.