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LWTHS Mission "Purpose" Statement
A message from Jeff Rexford, Principal
I can't believe we are already into the last semester of the school year. It seems like it has gone by so fast and we have a lot to celebrate as well as a lot to look forward to.
Exciting news about Graduation rates in Collier County were just released! LWTHS had the highest graduation rate in the district at 97.5% That makes the third year in a row that LWTHS has had the highest in Collier County.
Ninth grade students have survived and thrived in their first semester in high school.
Congratulations to (41) 9th grade students who met their quarter 2 goal of no missing work and headed to Olive Garden as a reward on January 22nd. I look forward to many more reaching the 3rd quarter goal of getting all A’s and B’s and being on target for HOPE.
The 10th grade students are also participating in the 3rd quarter goal of All A’s and B’s. They are also getting ready to visit the technical areas, talk with students and teachers about the opportunities and pick their top three choices.
11th and 12th grade are combining their quarterly goals into 1: It is that students will have no D’s and F’s on the report card and no missing work.
For 11th grade. We just had 34 students chosen for the Champions for Learning College and Career Preparation program! That is a fantastic feat and it shows not just how strong our students are but also how committed they are to their continued education.
Our seniors just started the last classes for their high school career! Many of them are working on applying for scholarships and waiting to hear back from college admissions.
In case you haven't heard, there have been a few changes to administration at LWTHS and LWTC. Ms. Flores was promoted to administrative director of post-secondary and adult and community education. She still is in charge of Lorenzo Walker Technical College and will still be very involved with LWTHS because we share students. With that promotion, I was hired as the new Principal for LWTHS. I am very excited about the opportunity. Ms. Crete was then hired as the Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction.
Jeff Rexford, Principal
Tech-savvy Teens Take High School Business Contest’s Top Prize
Article from Palm Beach Atlantic Newspaper
Friends and family members frequently call upon high school students Aldo Cordero, Sydney Goforth and Angie Zavala for help with setting up smartphones and other gadgets.
Last year, the trio combined forces and launched a business.
The students at Lorenzo Walker Technical High School in Naples, Florida, created We Tech, a mobile technology assistance service, as part of a project for their entrepreneurship class.
They now have $1,000 to help them grow their company after winning first place in the 2016 Entrepreneurship High School Challenge presented by the Rinker School of Business at Palm Beach Atlantic University.
The students provide on-site tech help to small groups of clients, typically those of their parents' generation and older. They offer email and social media training as well as guidance with communication apps like Skype.
“Overall, We Tech wants to connect families together,” Cordero said during the group’s presentation to a panel of judges.
The teens said that their partnerships with high-end residential communities, which allow them to come in and offer training, are what sets them apart from competitors. They also offer help to clients one-on-one, they said.
Their presentation, along with their written business plan, official company polo shirts and lighted display board, helped them achieve first place amid a pool of five finalists.
This year’s second-place prize of $500 went to Make Up Doctor, a company started by student Jessica Blakley of The King’s Academy in West Palm Beach. She developed a kit that repairs broken compact makeup, such as pressed powder and blush.
The third-place award of $250 went to the team of Matthew Koenig, Jose Bautista and Melissa Rodriguez, also from Lorenzo Walker Technical High School. Their company, Gamers Tank, partners with companies like GameStop to host video game tournaments.
Laws of Life Character Education Essay/Speech Contest
Middle School Recruitment
January 6: Marco Island Charter
January 7: East Naples
January 12: Pine Ridge
February 5: Gulfview Middle
February 12: Corkscrew Middle
February 18: Manatee Middle
February 26: Cypress Palm Middle
TBD: North Naples Middle School
TBD: Oakridge Middle School
Tours and informational sessions are available for families/community members that want to learn more about LWTC/LWTHS. If you know of anyone who is interested have them register on the LWTC or LWTHS website. Tours are available each week from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Spring Exam Schedule
We have the new FSA Assessment, EOC and FCAT schedule for students and parents. Please take note of the specific dates below.
*Dates may be subject to change
March 1: 9th grade FSA ELA Writing
March 2: 10th grade FSA ELA Writing
March 3: 11th grade FSA ELA Writing
March 29-30 11th grade FSA Reading Retake
March 30-31 11th grade FSA Reading Retake
April 6 NGSSS EOC Algebra 1 Retake
April 13-14: 9th grade FSA ELA Reading
April 18-19: 10th grade FSA ELA Reading
April 25-26 FSA EOC Algebra 2--Miller's classes
April 27-28 FSA EOC Geometry
May 2-3 FSA EOC Algebra 1
May 9-10 FSA EOC Algebra 2--Whippo's classes
May 17 NGSSS EOC US History
May 18 NGSSS EOC Biology
May 19 NGSSS EOC Biology
- The Class of 2016 will be going to Universal Studio’s Grad Bash on Friday, April 15, 2016. More info will follow as the year progresses. The event is only open to graduating seniors. The park closes for everyone else and the seniors must travel with the school on buses to Orlando. The cost this year will be $120.00 which covers the bus transportation and the admission ticket into the park. Seniors can begin paying this during lunch 10:15-10:50 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays in room 4-319 (Mrs. Cassio). Seniors will receive a receipt for any amounts that they pay. This means that seniors can pay $10 a week or whatever they can afford through March 1st when the last payment is due.
Are you interested in accessing your child's grades? The video created by Mrs. Barr walks you through the steps for accessing eSembler. If you prefer the to hear the information in Spanish, click on this youtube link.
- Reminder: 3rd quarter interim is 2/09
Free Online Resources
Upcoming Student Events
- Entrepreneurship is going on a field trip to Tiburon Country Club on Friday, November 13.
- Culinary is visiting Oakes Farms on Tuesday, November 17.
- Culinary is visiting Inyoni Organic Farms on Tuesday, December 1.
- E-Commerce Marketing and Entrepreneurship students will visit Arthrex on Wednesday, December 2.
- Multimedia/Digital Design students will travel to ART BASEL MIAMI/MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER on Friday, December 4.
- So far, we have over 175 students and staff registered to participate in the CCPS 5K walk-run on Saturday, December 5 at 8:00 a.m. at the CCPS MLK Administration Center by Barron Collier High School
- Culinary is heading to the Ritz Carlton on Tuesday, December 8
School Advisory Council (SAC)
The School Advisory Council (SAC) is a team of people representing various segments of the community-parents, teachers, students, administrators, support staff, business industry people and other interested community members. The function of SAC is to assist in the preparation and evaluation (developing and evaluating) of the results of the school improvement plan, review data, identify problem areas, develop improvement strategies, monitor their implementation and assist the principal with the annual school budget.
Our SAC Committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:00 PM in the principal’s conference room. The next meeting is February 16.