Upcoming Events

  • 4/14 to 5/9- FCAT & EOC Testing / All grade levels
  • 4/17/14 - Change of Date -Report Card Day / Students will receive reports cards to take home
  • 4/18/14 - Holiday for Students / Teachers

Fine Arts Application 2014-2015


McLaughlin Fine Arts Academy is an arts integrated middle school for students in the Lake Wales area. The Fall of 2014, the school began auditions for accelerated course work in the areas of visual arts, theatre arts, dance and music for 6th through 8th grade students.

Students may audition for up to two of the following arts departments: band, chorus, dance guitar, strings, theatre arts and visual arts.

Please follow the procedures described in the following arts application.

2014-2015 Application & Audition Guidelines

McLaughlin Registration 2014-2015


Parent Survey Online

In the past, Polk County Title I schools have conducted Title I Parent Involvement Surveys via paper and pencil.  This year the 2014 Title I Parent Involvement Survey will be conducted online.   We are asking that you be willing to take the time and complete the survey.  Your participation will give us parental input that can help assist us in making adjustments and improvement to our school.  Students whose parents complete the online survey will receive a treat.  Your input will make a difference! Parent Letter Survey Information  To complete the online survey, click PCSB Title I and complete the process by selecting the link at the top of the page.


Book of the Month


"One for the Murphys"

Twelve-year-old Carley Connors can take a lot. Growing up in Las Vegas with her fun-loving mother, she's learned to be tough. But she never expected a betrayal that would land her in a foster care. When she's placed with the Murphys, a lively family with three boys, she's blindsided. Do happy families really exist? Carley knows she could never belong in their world, so she keeps her distance.

It's easy to stay suspicious of Daniel, the brother who is almost her age and is resentful she's there. But Mrs. Murphy makes her feel heard and seen for the first time, and the two younger boys seem determinded to work their way into her heart. Before she knows it, Carley is protected the boys from a neighbourhood bullly and even teaching Daniel how to play basketball. Then just when she's feeling like she could truly be one of the Murphys, news from her mother shakes her world.

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Bullying Information

The American Medical Association has determined that bullying is a public-health issue with short and long term consequences for everyone involved. Click here to access the district website for the most current information, resources, and reporting procedures.


Dress Code Information 2013-2014

PCSB Information