Lake Weir High School

Welcome to Lake Weir High School!

 

Hurricanes’ Bejai Fray Captures State Title

BRUCE ACKERMAN (Ocala Star Banner)

Lake Weir senior Bejai Fray left no doubt about who the top lifter was for the 139-pound weight class in the FHSAA Girls Weightlifting Championship Meet.  Boosted by a 200-pound bench press, Fray rolled to a 20-pound win in her weight class at the Kissimmee Civic Center.  “It feels great to win a state title,” Fray said. “I thought I’d get one in track first, but to get one in weightlifting is fine too.  “Now, I really want to get one in track. The long jump and the 4x100 relay are the ones that I think I have a chance in. I want to help the girls get a medal.”   By Richard Burton--Ocala Star Banner

LWHS Ranked Top 9% in Nation for 2nd Straight Year & a Best High School

The Washington Post has been ranking the most challenging schools in the country for 15 years, and for the second straight year Lake Weir High is one of them!  We are ranked #1786 of the more than 1900 schools on the America’s Most Challenging High Schools list.  The ranking is based on the total number of Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) tests taken at a school, divided by the number of graduating seniors.

US News & World Report evaluated more than 21,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia for the Best High Schools. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on state proficiency standards and how well they prepare students for college. There were 119 Florida schools that made the rankings.  Lake Weir High School is ranked 86th within Florida.

Kudos once again to the Faculty, Staff, Students and Community for making this possible.

Our Vision

At Lake Weir High School our vision is for students, staff, parents and the community to work together in developing high-achieving, confident, life-long learners and responsible citizens.

Our mission is to motivate students and teachers to strive for excellence in academics, where habits of lifelong learning are developed, where responsibility and caring for each other and the environment are fostered, where social and emotional growth is nurtured, and where cooperation among all members of the school community helps prepare students to meet life's challenges.

LWHS Jazz Band Performs for Vice President

The LWHS Jazz Band was invited by the Vice President's staff to play for the arrival of Vice President Joe Biden at Tuscawilla Park in October 2012.  What an honor for our school and music program to be chosen to perform.

          

International Baccalaureate Program

In addition to the programs that have been put in place to help students achieve and become the best they can be, Lake Weir High, under the direction of Principal Cynthia Saunders, began the accreditation process for becoming an International Baccalaureate school in the 2007-2008 school year.

We have received our official authorization and Lake Weir is part of the IB World Community. We began offering the IB Diploma Programme classes in the fall of 2010, and our first IB class graduated in 2012.

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Live@Edu

Students have been given a fantastic opportunity to be the first high school to have access to 25 gig of collaborative storage space and school email accounts.   Lake Weir High School was the first school in the district to take advantage of the free, hosted communication and collaboration solution by Microsoft.  The full Microsoft Case Study can be viewed by clicking this link.  You can view the video by clicking this link.  You can log into Live@edu to access your account. Go there NOW!

In this pilot opportunity, students can email their peers and teachers and also share their files that they can access from any computer with an internet connection. Read more HERE

Click here for Instructions on how to log in for the first time.

On-Campus Wireless Laptop Access

Students may now bring their laptops on campus and make use of the wireless network here at Lake Weir High. This is a great opportunity to learn how to use a laptop as a learning tool in preparation for attending college or obtaining a job.

Students can bring their laptops in to be setup for access to the Media Center before school or during lunches.

Please read the Protocol for the use of electronic devices on campus agreement{HERE}.

Read more about Student Technology at LWHS.

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Upcoming Events

 8/09/14

IB Freshman Bootcamp

Boot Camp for incoming IB Freshmen from 10am-2pm. Parent Session from 10-11am. Please confirm your attendance with Ms. Ferguson. All students report to cafeteria upon arrival.


 8/14/14

IB Student Orientation

IB Student Orientation from 6:00-7:30pm. Please meet in cafeteria first to pick up your schedule.


 8/15/14

Orientation

School wide orientation for all students. 10:00am-11:30am.


 10/03/14

Senior Trip: Howl O'Scream

Senior Class trip to Howl O'Scream. Busch Gardens, Tampa.


 4/25/15

Grad Bash

Grad Bash at Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure Orlando.




Important Information

Parents/students

AP Literature Summer Reading

Click here for a link to the AP Literature summer reading list.

School Events

Supervision is provided for thirty minutes after any school event.  Students who are not picked up within the thirty minutes following a school event: game, dance, field trip, etc., will be banned from attending the next school event.  Students who are repeatedly picked up late, may be banned from all after school activities for the entire semester

EOC Information

Please click the link to read the letter concerning EOC's.

EBook/Textbook Letter

Please click the link to read the letter concerning ebooks and textbooks.

Order your yearbook online

Please click the link.

PERT Testing Information

The PERT (Postsecondary Education Readiness Test) is a test that will measure a student’s college readiness.  The legislature has passed a law that certain Juniors must take the PERT in order to determine what classes they will need in their Senior Year and any Seniors who are not College Ready. Based on this, these students will be taking the PERT between September, 2013 and May, 2014.  Additionally, the PERT will be available for students who are interested in the College of Central Florida or Dual Enrollment.  Please click the link for the PERT Parent Letter

Cafeteria Information

Please click the link for cafeteria information in the parent letter and brochure.

School Inspection

 In accordance with E.P.A. regulations, all Marion County Schools have been inspected for asbestos containing materials. The original inspection along with a diagram of the location(s), and a copy of all re-inspections has been made available in the administrative office at each school for review. 


 The NCLB-SPAR report is available for review at the front desk.


Student's School Day -- 9:15 AM - 3:40 PM

Student Lunch: $1.75
(If qualified, reduced price is: $0.40 or free)

Phone Numbers:

  • Voice 352-671-4820
  • FAX 352-671-4829
  • Cafeteria 352-671-4824
  • Guidance 352-671-4822