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 By Robert Connors    Schools

Lake Wales Native Chosen as New Bok South Academy Principal

Lake Wales Charter School Superintendent Dr. Wayne Rodolfich has announced the appointment of April Barnhardt to become the new principal of Edward Bok Academy South. The... — Updated 9/27/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Idalia Leaves Heavy Rains, But No Wind Damage

After causing a scare in the east Polk region by approaching Florida from the southwest, Hurricane Idalia behaved much as the computer models had predicted, staying well offshore... — Updated 8/30/2023


School Superintendent Rodolfich and Staff Read to 59 Classes in Marathon Effort

Teaching children to read is one of the most important steps in the life-long project of learning. Getting them started early is critical, many educators believe. Among those who... — Updated 3/3/2023

 By Robert Connors    Schools

Lake Wales 4th and 5th Graders Meet in Annual "Elementary Turkey Bowl" November 15

Student athletes from four local elementary schools will meet on the gridiron in an afternoon ideal for family fun. Students from Janie Howard Wilson, Hillcrest, Polk Avenue, and... — Updated 11/6/2022


Janet Crichfield Ward, 1947-2022

Janet Crichfield Ward, 74, of Lake Wales passed away on August 7, 2022, after a long illness. She was born October 17, 1947, in Belle Glade, Florida, to Charles and Bertha... — Updated 8/9/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Florida Avenue Closures Intended to Alleviate School Traffic Issues

A new traffic pattern for Janie Howard Wilson Elementary is hoped to relieve problematic congestion along North Scenic Highway during the coming school year. A plan developed by... — Updated 7/1/2022


Despite Pandemic Impact, Highlander Band Director Remains Optimistic

Stephen Cornelius had big plans to grow the Lake Wales High School Highlander Band, and then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Now starting his second year as director, Cornelius is... — Updated 8/5/2020

 By Brian Ackley    Schools

Charter Schools Announce Meal Guidelines

Lake Wales Charter Schools has announced an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for the 2020-2021... — Updated 7/22/2020


Meg Smith Shares Love for Music While Building Community Orchestra

Meg Smith calls herself "the luckiest girl in the world." She says she's filled 10 bucket lists by being blessed to play her violin with the likes of famous musicians Yo-Yo Ma and... — Updated 2/20/2020


Register Now for Spring Fine Arts Classes that Begin Feb. 3

Enrollment is under way for the Lake Wales Arts Council Spring Semester of youth and adult fine arts classes, which start Monday, Feb. 3. Regular classes are eight weeks in length.... — Updated 1/28/2020


UCF, Charter System Launching Program to Produce Homegrown Teaching Talent

What's better than hiring a good young teacher? How about finding a good, young, homegrown teacher? That's the goal of a new affiliation between the University of Central Florida... — Updated 10/30/2019


New Silver Streak Academy Gives Youngest Students a Leg Up

The new Little Silver Streak Academy at Janie Howard Wilson Elementary is giving 20 young students an early leg up on their educational journey this fall at Janie Howard Wilson Elem... — Updated 10/30/2019


Deputy Chief's Son Chooses Police Career

Terry Schulze grew up in a "blue home" where he watched his father head out daily to protect and serve the community. Becoming a police officer was a natural choice for the... — Updated 10/2/2019


Harvey Starting After-School Haven for Success

Patricia Harvey is creating a Haven for Success, an after-school program that helps children reach their greatest potential. Harvey's new program will serve 20-25 elementary age... — Updated 8/27/2019


Linda Law, 1924-2019

Linda Elaine Law, 95 of Lake Wales, passed Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 at Brandywyne Healthcare in Winter Haven. She was born Feb. 12, 1924 in Caimanera, Cuba to the late George Percival and Lydia (Joseph) Tennant. Early on in life she... — Updated 8/27/2019


Charter System to Train Aspiring Leaders

Leadership has long been a trait Lake Wales Charter Schools have stressed for their students. Now, a new program is aiming to help more quickly develop future leaders among... — Updated 8/20/2019


Linda Elaine Law, 1924-2019

Linda Elaine Law, 95 of Lake Wales passed Monday, August 19, 2019 at Brandywyne Healthcare in Winter Haven. She was born February 12, 1924 in Caimanera, Cuba to the late George Percival and Lydia (Joseph) Tennant. Early on in life... — Updated 8/20/2019


LW Charter Schools Overcome Obstacles to Maintain and Improve

Overcoming significant challenges of language and poverty, the Lake Wales Charter Schools maintained or improved their 2019 school grades released July 11 by the Florida Department... — Updated 8/1/2019


LW NAACP Honors Eddye Jean Rivers as Community Leader

The Lake Wales NAACP Branch 5109 recognized Eddye Jean Rivers with its Community Leader Award. NAACP Board Member Nicara Daniels presented the award at the branch's 46th Annual... — Updated 6/19/2019


Cornelius Accepts Challenge to Rebuild Highlander Band

Stephen Cornelius recognizes that the proud tradition of the Lake Wales Marching Highlanders is still embedded deeply in the community. He understands what he faces as the new band... — Updated 5/30/2019


Genifer Redmon Chooses Kindness and Respect

Genifer Redmon didn't start her career as a school teacher, but from the sounds of it, it's likely she might finish it as one. Redmon, a graduate of Webber International... — Updated 3/5/2019


Accolades Due Top Teacher

Principal Donna Dunson may or may not have shed a few tears when she was interviewing Lillian Anderson a while back. But what is clear is Dunson was convinced Anderson needed to... — Updated 2/21/2019


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