Mustang Message

9/21/2014

Message from the Principal . . .

Diane Long stated it best in recapping this past week's events," Wow! Wow! What a great week! The Fundamental Skills Workshop series was such an unbelievable success------ people are already asking when the next ones are going to be held!!! Without a doubt, this is going to become an annual (maybe even bi-annual) LWIT event!"


The Fundamental Skills Workshops provided an opportunity for LWIT adult students to connect with major employers in Collier County - Arthrex, Naples Community Hospital, and Costco and learn about the employability skills they are looking for in the people they hire. Everyone who attended walked away with something whether it was resume writing strategies, interview tips and tricks, or understanding body language.


The event was the brainchild of Deb Young but it took the whole Student Services team; Bob Waller, Debbie Hoofer, Heidi Duff, Melissa Casanova, Olivia Ralston, Emily Border, Marie Coleman and Diane Long to organize the event. Also, thank you to our instructors who were invited to participate - Nancy Turmelle, Jack Izbicki, Susan Resatar, Chris Fowler, Bud Ray, Lin Flood, Armando Padilla, Eduardo Cruz, Donna Erb, Maureen Tea, and Mary Crowley. They did a wonderful job preparing students for the presentations as part of the employability skills competencies in the curriculum. The icing on the cake was when a recent Medical Assisting graduate was extended an employment offer by Naples Community Hospital.

In other news . . .

Thank you to Tara Barr for sharing the eSembler presentation she created using Camtasia to show parents how to track their child's progress. Also, thank you to Ed Laudise for lending his technical expertise. Do you have a best practice, activity or kudos you would like to share with staff? Send it and I will post in the Mustang Message.
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HAPPENINGS

  • On 9/22-9/24,Florida Vision Quest will be examining 130 of our students who qualify for free glasses. Please excuse students that are called from your classes during this process.

  • On Wednesday, September 24 from 7:30-9:00 we welcome the Marco Leadership group which includes Florida Representative, Kathleen Passidomo to our campus. They will be touring the campus and visiting classrooms.

  • Interim report cards will be sent home on Wednesday, September 24.

  • Are you interested in being part of a team? If so you have the opportunity to represent LWIT/LWTHS at Moe's Corporate Run on October 2nd. The run is a 3 mile run/walk and all levels of runners and walkers are encouraged to participate. As long as you wear an LWIT/LWTHS shirt, we will pay for the registration fee. See Rick Ponton or Steve Parnell for details.

  • The Student Services Team will be cheering on our great adult students by serving coffee, juice and donuts on Friday, September 26th from 7:30 a.m.- 7:50 a.m. in Mustang Alley. This LWIT Connections event is the first in a series. In addition to cheering on their students, they will be showing their team spirit by wearing their favorite team jersey or shirt. Stop by for some morning fun on your way to class! Please let your students know so they can arrive early on that day and take advantage of the coffee, juice, and donuts.

  • The PBS/Mustang Store grand opening will be on Monday, 9/22 with music, giveaways and festivities in the courtyard during both lunches.

REMINDERS


  • LWIT Teachers - It is Pell payment week so we need your help in ensuring that student attendance is submitted daily for this week. If you have any questions, see Heidi.
  • Early Release Day is September 25, 2014; check out the schedule on the LWcollaborative wiki.
  • Student Services will be closed Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 9:00 am till 3:30 pm.
  • Do you need ideas for your PLT? Take advantage of Tech Tuesday. The topic this week is Google Chrome Apps and Extensions. Also, Check out the trainings offered online by the Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resource System. Don't forget to submit the PLT Reflection feedback form which can be found on the LW wiki.
  • Deliberate Practice Plans are due on September 29th. Check out the LW wiki for the latest information on CTEM. Don't wait to the last minute if your are needing support in completing your plan.
  • The next Advisory Luncheon Committee meeting is October 1st. We welcome your participation.
  • Teachers, please be visible in hallways between classes and during transition times to monitor students as this helps to alleviate inappropriate behaviors and actions. Also, a "good morning" greeting at the door sets the stage for the rest of the class as well.
  • Morning announcements provide students with important information about upcoming events and happening, so please take a few minutes at the beginning of your first block/period to share the announcements with your class.

TECH CORNER

Tech Tool Tuesday is scheduled for Tue, Sep 23rd at 2:35pm in the computer lab (2-233). The topic is Tapping into Google Chrome extensions. Are you using the Google Chrome browser? If not, this might convert you! We hope to see you for this fun 1/2 hour of learning - add another 1/2 hour of your own time documenting your learning for an MIP as well.


Collaboration is an expected 21st century skill for both the school and work environments. Allowing for teamwork in the classroom is one option, but sometimes there is just not enough time. Web conferencing tools with whiteboards, access to video and text uploads, document sharing, and using voice/video/text chat are expensive, but there’s a free tool that might be useful. ShowDocument can also be used for tutoring students who may need additional assistance or who were absent.

KUDOS to . . .

  • Becca Mahoney and students for preparing 250 box lunches for the "Take a Soldier Fishing" event
  • Joann Cassio and NHS students for the touching 9/11 ceremony honoring our country's heroes
  • Tara Barr and the Green Club who braved the rain and joined Keep Collier Beautiful in their semi-annual beach cleanup
  • Student Services for the Fundamental Skills Workshops
  • Maureen Tea, Susan Resatar and Jeannette Kostka for sharing their industry certifications success
  • Dr. Dan Becker and Vet Assisting students for their successful "Yowls for Towels" project. Students went on a field trip to Humane Society to learn about its operations.
  • Staff who volunteered for the Fall Advisory Luncheon Planning Committee. Amanda Vazquez, Emily Bordner, Melissa Casanova, Jack Izbicki, Kirk Jervis, Carolyn Casserly, Olivia Ralston, Fay Warfield, Gracie Somosa, Jean Cardarelli, Amy Wilkins lyon, Geri Leonard, Becca Mahoney and Chris Abdo
  • Juan Romero for assisting with lunch duty coverage on Friday.
  • Margot Dagher and Marcella Ugarte for attending the Title 1-"Opening Doors" training for district support staff
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Birthdays this week . . .

Happy Birthday to:

Kirk Jervis

Abby Lambley

Khris Betten-Jutasi

Upcoming Events

  • Fire Drill-Please see calendar
  • College Night 9/22 at Golden Gate High School gymnasium from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Vision Quest Van on campus 9/22-9/24, 7:30-1:30 at LWTHS bus loop
  • LWIT Leadership, Conference Room, 9/22, 2:35-3:30 p.m.
  • Tech Tuesday, 9/23, 2:35-3:00 p.m.
  • LWTHS Leadership, Conference Room, 9/23, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • LWTHS Department PLC, 9/24, 2:00 - 2:35 p.m.
  • Early Release Day, 9/25
  • Title I Academic Family Engagement Summit at Golden Gate High School, 9/27 9:00-1:00
  • Advisory Luncheon Planning Committee Meeting, Dining Hall D, 10/1, 2:30 pm
  • On-site flu shots and pneumonia vaccines, 10/6, 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Lorenzo Walker campus is to provide rigorous and relevant educational experiences that prepare all students with both the academic and technical skills necessary to succeed in their chosen career and in further postsecondary education as desired.