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 Welcome to Lake Windward Elementary.




Welcome to Lake Windward Elementary!





School Governance Council Video 


Lake Windward transitions to School Governance Council

You may have already heard by now that Fulton County Schools became a Charter System in July 2012.   This means that schools will have more local decision-making authority and the flexibility to implement innovative ideas and strategies to create educational opportunities that meet the needs of their students and school communities. Each charter system school will have a School Governance Council (SGC) that will play a critical role in the success of each school.    Each SGC is comprised of

•             3 parents/guardians

•             2 teachers

•             2 community members

•             2 school employees

•             the principal (non-voting)

•             2 students (high school only, non-voting).


The SGC will work with school leadership and the community to help determine the long-term direction of the school, design innovative solutions to increase academic achievement, and serve as school ambassadors to the local community.


Lake Windward is a member of "Cohort 3."  The 2014-15 school year will serve as our planning year.  The election and appointment of School Governance Council members will occur this Fall and governance training for SGC members will be provided in Spring 2015.  Each of the parent/guardian members of the SGC must be elected by the parents/guardians of Lake Windward.  As a parent/guardian of LWE, you will have the opportunity to run for a SGC position and/or vote for parent/guardian representatives to serve on our SGC.   We are very excited about our transition into the charter system and the exciting opportunities that this endeavor will create for our students. We hope that you will consider running for a position on the SGC. If you would like more information about the charter system or to learn about the experiences of Cohort 1 and 2 schools, you can visit http://www.fultonschools.org/en/about/charter

Additional opportunities to learn more about SGC:

Sep. 10th: PAK Forum/PTA General Session, LWE Cafeteria, 7:00 p.m.

Sep. 18th: SGC General Information Session, Alpharetta HS, 6:30 p.m.


Parents Acquiring Knowledge (PAK) Forum and General PTA Session

I would like to cordially invite all parents out to our first Parents Acquiring Knowledge (PAK) Forum and general PTA session that will be held in the cafeteria on September 10th at 7:00 PM.  In addition to hearing from the PTA, I will share some information on School Governance Council (SGC) and our upcoming elections for the council.   In addition, you will learn about LWE's Technology and Media Resources.  Speakers will include Lindy Allen, Media and Educational Technology Specialist, Holly Berg, Instructional Technology Coach and Pat Gilsdorf, Technology Specialist.  Information included will be in-school and online resources that can be used both at school and at home.    I hope to see you there!


Please read the Principal's Message for important information about our new security system for visitors and volunteers.



Important Dates to Remember

Wednesday, Sep. 10th

Picture Day

PAK Forum and PTA General Meeting

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.


Picture Day: Wednesday, September 10
Picture Day ID: AG204092Q0