Mustang Message


Message from the Principal

March 7th is right around the corner and we need your help in spreading the word about the 4th Annual Fly-In/Cruise-In held at the Naples Airport. Where else in Naples can you see classic cars, planes, a military museum and eat a great breakfast all at the same time? This fourth annual pancake breakfast/car and plane show includes music, celebrity flippers and a whole lot of fun for price of only $10. Last year this huge event was attended by 1400 people and all profits provided scholarships to our deserving students.

The event is held from 8 am-12 pm and tickets are available at the door. So please mark your calendar for one of the best times this season. So how can you help?

  • If you are interested or know someone who is interested in displaying a car, visit the event website to download an application.
  • We are also looking for corporate sponsors. As a sponsor, the organization will get exposure from media campaigns and all promotions for the event. We have different packages for sponsorship as detailed on the event website
  • The event would not be possible without the volunteers. Last year we had over 100 staff and students who volunteered. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Jeff Rexford .

Thank you to Jack Izbicki for being the chairperson for the event. He and the committee (Rick Ponton, Tony Singleton, Bob Jackson, Armando Padilla, Benjamin Kurke, Jerry Soffin, Carolyn Cassrerly, Emily Bordner, Melissa Casanova. Howard Ray, Angie Imbriale, Shauna Kelly, and Denise Duzick ) have been busy planning and and getting corporate sponsorship for the event. Last week the Pelican Bay Rotary Club donated $500 and Jack Izbicki and his wife, Jerry Soffin and Samantha Green collected $126.00 from the Florida Hot Rods and dogs event. We are invited to attend their event every Friday night for more donations so if you interested in helping out, contact Jack Izbicki.


Tech Tool Tuesday will be held on Tue, Jan 27th at 2:35pm in 2-233. We will be trying to create our own Augmented Reality targets - should be interesting! Augmented Reality is like QR codes on ‘steroids’ - it provides a web-based layer to a physical object.

The power of visuals is highlighted in The Pencil Metaphor below. It provides us with six stages of technology integration - what part of the pencil best represents your journey in effectively using technology to transform learning in your classroom? :)

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  • 1/29 Bob Jackson's Entrepreneurship and Marketing students head to competition at Palm Beach Atlantic University.
  • 1/28 9th and 10th grade students will be participating in a Writing Field Test through English Language Arts courses to prepare them for the FSA Writing Assessment in March.
  • 1/30 Annual Counselor's breakfast from 8:30-10:30 a.m.


  • The Governor's Office staff sent the link to the photos they took during his visit. If anyone else interested can view and download photos from the event as promised!
  • The School Recognition Funds (A+) Committee sent out an email to all staff who are eligible to vote on the recommendations made by the SAC. Please take time to cast your vote by the end of the day Monday, January 26th. Results will be tallied and shared with the staff.
  • LWIT teachers - The Zonta Club will once again be sponsoring the Sally Sitta award for female health science students who are 25+ and residents of Collier County. Heidi emailed you the application. Applications are due on 2/6. Please encourage your students to apply!
  • LWIT Teachers -The Naples Lions Club will once again be sponsoring a scholarship for our Medical Assisting and Practical Nursing students. Heidi emailed you the application. Applications are due on 1/29. Please encourage your students to apply.
  • January PLT reflection forms are due January 31st.
  • If you have anything to include in the LWTHS Parent Newsletter, please provide it to Jeff Rexford by January 30th.

Kudos to . . .

  • Congratulations to Juan Romero and the Mustang Chess Club! They were dominant in the Naples High School Invitational Tournament on Wednesday, 1/21. All five players won, including: John Galyas, Ethan Netvig, Cody Nichols, Claudia Villareal, and Alina Hernandez. In all, the Mustangs won nine of the ten matches played. Great job Mustangs! You are awesome!

  • Joann Cassio, Tara Barr, Holly Rodgers and Richard Ponton for chaperoning our first ever, "Movies on the Couryard". The weather was perfect and Jeff Rexford was busy recruiting the next generation of "Mustangs.

  • The ELA teachers for doing a fantastic FSA Writing Assessment training at the team meetings.
  • Tara Barr and the Green Club who spent a rainy Saturday morning cleaning up canals
  • Chef Geri, Chef Becca, Chef Chris and the culinary students for donating soup to the Empty Bowls event
  • Ray Smith for volunteering at the Empty Bowls event
Birthday Quotes by Yoda

Happy Birthday

Jeff Rexford

Staff Meetings and Trainings

  • 1/26 LWIT Leadership meeting, 2:35-3:30 p.m.
  • 1/27 LWTHS Leadership meeting, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • 1/27 Tech Tool Tuesday, 2:35 p.m.
  • 1/28 i-Cast 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • 1/28 LWTHS Department meetings,2:00-2:35 p.m.

Upcoming Student Events

  • Winter Spirit Week 1/26-1/30, Schoolwide - Joann Cassio
Monday: Crazy Scarf Day

Tuesday: Ugly sweater day

Wednesday: Winter Pajama Day

Thursday: Crazy socks Day

Friday: OLAF – Wear White Day

  • Fire and Ice Winter Dance 1/30, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Dining Hall - Dawn Peck