2019-2020 LWTHS Mustang Message

August 2019

Lorenzo Walker Technical High School Mission "Purpose" Statement

To create the ultimate career and college preparatory education program for all students to acquire skills for life.
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Welcome to Another Exciting Year!

We are thrilled to be starting a new school year. Our theme this school year is "Connections" as we aim to fulfill of our mission statement by creating the ultimate career and college preparatory education program for all students. The students have been engaging in activities that encourage connections to new students and staff. We also strive to make great connections with our families. Please feel free to reach out to our teachers, counselors or administration to remain connected to your son/daughter's education.


Our Freshmen are beginning to feel more comfortable as they are interacting with students from across Collier County. They are forming new friendships and learning the nuances of Lorenzo Walker. Our Sophomores walked into the new school year with the belief that they have "got this". The Juniors are starting the second half of their high school journey as they have begun their technical programs at Lorenzo Walker Technical College. The students are putting all they have learned so far in high school into practice as they are learning skills that will help them for the rest of their life. The Seniors have geared up to complete their high school journey and are beginning to plan the next phase in their pursuit of life-long learning.


We have had a terrific start to the 2019-20 school year and look forward to collaborating with all of our Lorenzo Walker families.

Whole School Read

Our Whole School Read was kicked off this week after a letter writing experience. Students wrote letters to students in different grade levels offering advice and sharing experiences. We hope that this will build camaraderie across grade levels and build relationships across campus. Students received their own book, and we encourage parents to ask questions about the book. There are also copies in the media center for check-out if you are interested in reading along with us. Stay tuned for updates throughout the year!

Club Day!

We are proud to offer a variety of clubs and activities for students to get involved in at LWTHS/LWTC. In fact, our clubs are inspired by and as a result of student interest. Each year, club sponsors hold sign-ups to show and explain what the club represents and answers questions of potential club members. Encourage your son/daughter to join a club. It is a great opportunity to meet friends who are interested in the same activities and be involved in the school community. Below are photos of club activities from August 28 during lunch. A complete list of clubs and days/times that they meet will be posted on our school website. If your son/daughter did not sign up for a club on August 28, it is not too late. Have him/her see the Club Sponsor list located on the bulletin board on each floor in the high school to see where they can go to sign up.

This one-year program is taught in a classroom setting and a lab for students to practice their knowledge using equipment from the industry. Students learn how to install, repair and perform maintenance on commercial and domestic air conditioning, refrigeration and heating systems, circuits and the refrigeration cycle. “If you have an interest and enjoy working on stuff, it is easy to do,” states Anneury Rosa, an adult in the program. Once a student completes the program and passes their certification as a National Air Conditioning Technician Excellence (NATE), there is an unlimited earning potential. If you complete this course and learn HVAC, you will always have a job.

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The centralized CCPS Portal is your first step in creating a CCPS profile and/or log into accessing your information.

Now Available: Grade and Attendance information for parents of students in Grades 6-12, use the Focus icon in the CCPS Portal. Additionally, you can sign up for text-based messaging to receive important information on a timely basis.


To login to the Parent Portal you can use your email address, mobile phone number, or Parent Portal ID.

Student Gradebook

In order to stay up to date on the progress of grades for your student, it is essential to create a login with the CCPS Portal. The following link will provide you with instructions on how to do so: http://www.collierschools.com/Page/8857


Once you have logged into the CCPS Portal, you will be able to access the database that hosts students' grades through the "Focus" icon. Please see the directions below.

PARENT/GRADES FOCUS LOGIN

Collier County School District

https://focus.collierschools.com/


1) Click on or Enter the following web address: https://focus.collierschools.com/

2) Log in with your students - (6) Digit student ID

3) Enter your students - DOB (Month & Day Only)

4) Click Log-In and view grades

5)Click on (any) course on left to open each individual class and view.


Now you are able to view your student grades…..

School Advisory Council Meeting-Come join us!

Tuesday, Sep. 17th, 5:30pm

Lorenzo Walker Technical High School, Estey Avenue, Naples, FL, United States

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 of 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 5:30-6:30 PM in the LWTC Formal Dining Room.

SAT & ACT Reminders

Testing Registration Dates:

The next SAT test date is October 6th. The registration deadline for the SAT is September 7th, and the late registration deadline is September 26th.


The next ACT test date is October 27th. The registration deadline for the ACT test is September 28th, with the late registration deadline of October 14th.


SAT Prep Sessions:

Are you interested in improving your SAT scores? There will be 4 upcoming SAT Prep sessions with Mrs. Elliott, our Reading Coach. All sessions will be held in room 4-320 from 2:00–3:30 pm. Dates for the sessions are as follows: September 5th, September 17th, September 24th, and October 1st.


Sign up at the front desk if you are interested in attending.

2018-2019 LWH Financial Report

Each year, as required by the State, the school is required to share our School Financial Report. Attached is the School Financial Report for SY 2017-2018. The document is expected to be added into our Student Handbook or Student Planner. Since we do not have a handbook or planner, this parent communication will serve as the notification.

2019-2020 Instructional Materials Notification

Parents may review their children's instructional materials at the school site. Parents may also schedule an appointment to review currently adopted instructional materials at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Administrative Center. Please contact Julia Lorenzo, Instructional Materials Manager at Lorenzju@collierschools.com or 377-0103.

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