Week of Dec. 2
4-5pm Tuesday, Dec. 10
LWCS Central Office (RSVP to 679-6560)
Open to all LWCS teachers, subs & support staff
Wednesday, Dec. 11
2-hour early release @ all LWCS schools
Staff training & development
Friday, Dec. 20
Monday, Dec. 23-Monday, Jan. 6
(Teachers & Administrators return on Monday, Jan. 6)
Monday, Jan. 6*
Teachers & Administrators return from Winter Break
*storm make-up day if needed
Tuesday, Jan. 7
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!
2013 AUDITS: Copies of the 2013 school financial audits and LWCS Consolidated Statement are now posted. Each of our schools did a great job! If you like numbers and financial information, check out our audits.
EVALUATION SYSTEMS: We have created new Evaluation Systems for teachers and administrators in compliance with State of Florida guidelines.
EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK has been updated, approved and posted for 2013-2014. Check it out!
CALENDAR: Check out the 2013-2014 Calendar and plan your year!
School Meals: Big changes this year in our school cafeterias! All elementary students eat free. Middle and high school students may apply online for free- or reduced-price meals. To see our latest menus or learn more about the Federal School Lunch Program, 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 – As we prepare for our Thanksgiving break next week, I am personally thankful for all the people who work and volunteer to make our Lake Wales Charter Schools system such a great place for our 4,000 students.
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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, Dec. 16 (3:30 pm work session/5 pm board meeting). This meeting will be held at Edward W. Bok Academy. 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, Dec. 12 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):
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
20 Nov 2013
Books and Bagels at JHW – 2nd graders and their parents are spending quality time together while working on reading concepts and skills.
20 Nov 2013
Lake Wales High School recently inducted 97 new members into the National Honor Society!
20 Nov 2013
Seddon Henry signed his letter of intent this week to play baseball for Stetson University next year!