Title I

McLaughlin Middle School and Fine Arts Academy

McLaughlin Middle School and Fine Arts Academy will promote a school culture that increases student achievement and academic success through parent involvement such as tutoring, mentoring, and other engagement activities. Teachers and parents will partner to successfully facilitate the learning process of students, ensuring a successful transition to high school and beyond.

District Mission Statement

District and school-based Title I Parent Involvement Programs in Polk County will strive to build RELATIONSHIPS to create real family engagement for every child, every family, every teacher, every day.


Science Night

Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 5pm

ALL grade levels are encouraged to join us for a night of science fun.  Families will be able to participate in hands-on, engaging, science experiments and learn which standards they covered.  The science curriculum will be discussed, as well as test preparation strategies.  A light dinner will be served and a FREE DRESS PASS will be awarded to all students who attend with an adult.

Please call the school to RSVP in order to ensure we have enough refreshments for all to enjoy.  If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Cain or Mrs. Sherman.


Title I Parent Overview

The goal of Title I is to improve student achievement through effective instruction, professional development, and family involvement. Parent involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities. Additional information can be found in the School Improvement Plan (SIP).

McLaughlin School-Parent Compact

This is an agreement between the school, parents, and student explaining how responsibility will be shared to improve student achievement. Each parent/guardian should review the compact with their child. A parent or guardian and the student are required to sign and date the compact. After signing, please have your child return the compact to his/her first period teacher or to the Title I Office. McLaughlin School Compact (PDFs)

McLaughlin Parental Involvement Plan/Summary

The Parent Involvement Plan (PIP) explains what McLaughlin Middle & Fine Arts Academy will do to assist parents in becoming more engaged in their student’s education as required by the Title I program. Parental involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities. PIP Summary Brochures (PDFs)

District Title I Parental Involvement Plan

The Districts Parent Involvement Plan is information regarding the Title I program at the district level. Take time to review it and use it as a reference for questions you may have about the Title I program at the district. Please complete the comment portion and return it to your child’s teacher or the Title I Office. District PIP Summary Brochures (PDFs)

District Information

Title I provides newsletters for parents, students, and teachers with information on how to become more involved with each child’s education. These newsletters are from The Parent Institute and Resources for Educators. Additional information can be found on the Polk County Schools Title I home page.

Right to Know Letter

The federal law defines a Highly Qualified teacher as one who is: fully certified and/or licensed by the state; holds at least a bachelor’s degree from a four-year institution; and demonstrates competence in each core academic subject area the teacher is assigned to teach. The PCSB provides support for this teacher through the development of a plan to complete these requirements by the end of the school year.
Polk County School District must inform parents attending a Title I school of their right to request information about the professional qualifications of both the teachers and the paraprofessionals who teach and work with their children.  Additional information is found in the Right to Know Letter.

Parent Resources

Please stop by one of our Parent Resource Centers, where we have a variety of resources for both parents and students.   Additional information can also be found on the Parent Informational Resource Center (PIRC) or the Parent University website.

McLaughlin Middle Fine Arts Academy

800 S. 4th Street
Lake Wales, FL 33853
School Hours:
8:55 - 4:00


Eileen Killebrew
Assistant Principal:
Julie Fisher
Assistant Principal: