Mustang Message

September 28, 2015

Message from the Principal

On Thursday, October 1st, Leadership Collier will be on campus from 7:00 a.m. to

5:00 p.m. Leadership Collier was formed by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce in 1988 to develop a network of informed citizens prepared to assume leadership roles in our community. Since 1988 about 45 business leaders are chosen to participate in a year-long long program which educates them about the societal and economic challenges facing the community today, including participating in "Education Day" which usually includes a tour of our campus . The purpose of "Education Day" is for business leaders to get a broad understanding of education throughout Collier County and the diverse needs that exist within the district. Special emphasis is placed upon how business can become more involved in education. In the past, our campus has benefited from this group visiting us in the form of monetary donations, volunteers, mentors, and partnerships.

The group will be arriving at approximately 6:45 a.m. and will be based in dining rooms A,B,C for breakfast, lunch and the sessions listed below. During other times, they will be transported to other schools in the district. The culinary arts program will be providing breakfast, lunch and snacks for the group.

7:25 - David Stump, Deputy Superintendent, will provide a History of Education in Collier County and Dr. Kamela Patton, Superintendent, will provide a an overview of the current state of education.

12:50 Tour of Lorenzo Walker Technical College: Staff members will lead groups for the tour, which will consist of visiting three of the rotation sites below (three, twenty-minute tours). Time constraints will not allow for the individuals to see everything, so we encourage them to sign up for one of the full-tours which we offer.

2:10 Panel on the Impact of Post-Secondary Institutions with the region which consist of the following:

  • Yolanda Flores, Lorenzo Walker Technical College
  • Dorin Oxender, Immokalee Technical College
  • Dr. Robert Jones, Florida SouthWestern State College
  • Dr. Wilson Bradshaw, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Dr. David Borofsky Hodges University
  • Peg Elmore, Southwest Florida Development Board

Please be sure to prepare your areas for visitors and make them feel welcome.

Have a great week!


Tech Corner

Did you know you can search within a web page? Just type CTRL + F (as a keyboard shortcut) and the Find bar will appear for you to type in your search term. Easy-peasy! :) Hat tip to Adam Janowski for suggesting to add to Tech Corner.

Highlighting a couple of tools that were mentioned/requested from last week’s Integrating Technology session:

  • Those of you wanting to use an online Venn Diagram to help your students identify similarities and differences, try either Read/Write/Think Venn Diagram (it’s also available as Venn Diagram App for the iPad) or if you need/want something a bit more complex/flexible, check out Creately. Both are free.

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CC Photo credit to BK on Flickr

News from our Wellness Champions - Pam and Khris

  • Thank you to those who came out for the free breast exams as prevention is so important.

  • Oct 8th is the Moe’s Run. Mr. Ponton is organizing this event so if you have any questions contact Rick, Pam or Khris. To register for the run go to, click on the link, then, on left side, click "SignUp". Then register. Group/Team is Lorenzo Walker Technical College. Cost is $20 now, $25 Oct 1 – 7, and $30 the day of the event. There are funds to cover the registration fee. You can submit your receipt to Yolanda for reimbursement. If you have students who are interested in participating see Yolanda. It would be great to have a large group representing LWTC/LWTHS.

  • The 2015 "Staying Alive" Benefits and Wellness fair is being held October 10th, 8:00 a.m.-noon at the MLK Administration Center. The LWTC massage, cosmetology and practical nursing students will be providing free massages, manicures, and taking blood pressure readings.
  • SHAPE UP ! Experience a Taste of Naples Fitness will be held on Saturday, October 17, 8:00 a.m. –noon at Lowdermilk Park and Beach. You will have an opportunity to participate in free fitness activities including yoga, paddle boarding, fitness classes and a 2 mile fun run/walk.


  • September 29th is National Heart Day and the Collier County Health Department will be in Mustang Alley promoting their initiative "Press the Chest" - making the public aware that anyone can start CPR. They will have manikins set up to show how to correctly "Press the Chest". Come by and check it out!
  • On Wednesday, September 30th, Marie Coleman, Khris Betten-Jutasi, Katherine Cummings and Pat Metcalf will be among the teachers honored at a District reception for being Discovery Education "Top Users"!
  • The 5th annual STEM Conference will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2015, 9:00 a.m. at Golden Gate High School. Marie Coleman, Lindsey Simmons and former staff member Ed Laudise will be conducting workshops. If you are interested in attending make sure to register on the District's website.


  • Code Red and Fire Drill on Monday, September 28th at 8:10 a.m. Please review procedures with students during block/period 1.
  • Deliberate Practice Plans are due September 28th.
  • Advisory Committee Agendas are due to area administrators on September 28th.
  • PLT Reflection forms due September 30th.
  • Make sure to follow the schools on Twitter. The handle for LWTC is @LWTechCollege and the handle for LWTHS is @LWTHSMustangs.
  • Don't forget to nominate a staff member for the month of September by clicking on the Padlet link . Type the name of the nominated staff member in the "Title" portion of the Padlet post and your reasoning in the body of the post. Also you can nominate by grade level a student for the month for September by clicking the link appropriate link below. Follow the same protocol of putting the student name as the title and reason for nominating in the body of the post.

    Post-Secondary Link:

    9th grade Link:

    10th grade Link:

    11th grade Link:

    12th grade Link:

Spotlight on LWTHS Staff Member

Lynn Bedrava’s inspiration to become involved in education came from her mother who was also a teacher. If education would not have been her first choice, nursing or psychology would have been her focus. What she enjoys most about LWTC is the variety of students and variety of educational opportunities offered to students. In her free time, when she’s not home caring for her two cats who love to bring her little critter surprises, she enjoys kayaking. Lynn has also done a good amount of traveling. She’s lived in Michigan and traveled all around the Great Lakes before settling down in Naples, FL. One of Lynn’s greatest accomplishments is her 3 children: 2 boys and 1 girl. If Lynn could pick up and move to anywhere in the world, it would be Hawaii, because “It’s breathtakingly gorgeous with amazing waters.”

Spotlight on LWTC Staff Member

Abby Lambley’s students describe her as engaged, enthusiastic and happy. Her entire life outside of school is centered around her children who are active in fencing, soccer and dancing. In fact, her greatest accomplishment is creating a loving family where everyone supports each other. Abby grew up in Chicago, but graduated from California Technical Institute. She has traveled all over the world, but her favorite place is New Hampshire where she was married. One of Abby’s passions is being an advocate for students and she is so proud of the dual enrollment program which has enabled her to get many students into colleges they might not otherwise have been able to attend. Our high school students definitely benefit from having Abby on their side!


  • Abby Lambley for scheduling and organizing an FIU and UF recruiters to speak with interested students.
  • Dawn Peck and the Step Team for the performance on Friday during lunch.
  • Rick Ponton, Peter DiMaria and the Creator's Club for a successful Gamers' Night-60 plus students were in attendance.
  • The Social Studies Department - Joann Cassio, Khris Betten-Jutasi, Karly Campbell, and Dawn PecK for organizing the Voter Registration Drive-more than 40 students registered.
  • Joann Cassio and the Senior Class for a succesful "Spirit Week".
  • Lynne Bruce for organizing and presenting the Champions for Learning College and Career Prep Program. About 75 of our juniors attended to get information about the application process.
  • Andrew Ward for representing LWTC at College Night at GGHS on 9/21.
  • Maureen Tea and Jill Peterson for working with the Collier Health Department to help them with the health data collection on elementary and middle school students throughout the county!

Happy Birthday

02-Maureen Tea

Upcoming Staff Meetings and Trainings

Upcoming Student Events

  • 9/30, Annual Blood Drive, LWTC parking lot, 10:00-2:30pm
  • 10/1, Car Wash, LWTHS parking lot, 2:35-4:00pm
  • 10/8, Car Wash, LWTHS parking lot, 2:35-4:00pm