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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
Marching into Spring! As we leave Winter behind and move into Spring, let’s embrace and support all the wonderful programs taking place in our schools. During this “season of testing” it gives us great pride to share the many innovative and successful efforts that we have in place to assist our students. As a school system, for instance, we work with local churches and community partners to provide weekend backpacks full of food for some of our neediest 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, Apr. 21 (3:30 pm work session/5 pm board meeting). This meeting will be held at Janie Howard Wilson Elementary. 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, Apr. 17 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, May 19: Polk Avenue Elementary
- Monday, June 23: Edward W. Bok Academy (all-day Board Retreat & Meetings)
The Board reserves the right to change the date, time and location if necessary.
Latest LWCS News
16 Apr 2014
Three schools, Dale R. Fair Babson Park Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, and Edward W. Bok Academy, and the Lake Wales Charter Schools System received the distinguished Excellence in Education from the Florida Charter School Alliance in Tallahassee.
16 Apr 2014
Edward W. Bok Academy is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program for 2013 to 2015 for its use of iPads and MacBooks as a framework for curriculum.
08 Feb 2014
5th Annual Bok at the Moon! Food, games, and fun! Come out and join us!