Aug 16th, 2011
LAKE WALES – All four elementary schools in the Lake Wales Charter Schools system have earned the prestigious Five Star School Award from the Florida Department of Education.
The Five Star School Award was created in the 1990s by the Commissioner’s Community Involvement Council, and is presented annually to schools that provide evidence of exemplary community involvement. To earn the award, a school must document 100 percent achievement of established criteria in five areas: business partnerships; family involvement; volunteerism; student community service; and school advisory councils.
Pictured (l-r) are Polk Avenue Principal Gail Quam, Janie Howard Wilson Principal Beverly Lynne, Principal Damien Moses (previously at Hillcrest and now at Bok Academy), Hillcrest Assistant Principal Jennifer Barrow, Dale R. Fair Babson Park Principal Ken Henson, LWCS Vice Chair Keith Wadsworth, LWCS Chair Cassandra Denmark, and Superintendent Jesse Jackson.