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Four Students Earn Awards for Women in STEM
Four Students Earn Awards for Women in STEM
05/23/2024
The Dunbar High School Technology Academy is adding to its award-winning honors with four students recently honored by the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT).
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School District Receives $12 Million US Department of Education Magnet School Assistance Program Grant
School District Receives $12 Million US Department of Education Magnet School Assistance Program Grant
05/21/2024
The School District of Lee County is excited to announce it has received a $12 million, 5-year competitive grant award from the U.S. Department of Education’s Magnet Schools Assistance Program. This grant will support innovative magnet programs at Bonita Springs Elementary, Edgewood Academy, and Hector A. Cafferata, Jr. Elementary to attract families and enrich school choice offerings.
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Sunshine State Scholars (2024)
Sunshine State Scholars (2024)
05/20/2024
Zeke Dube-Garrett from Cypress Lake High School and Sophia Dupeyron from Cape Coral High School were awarded 1-year scholarships provided by State Farm and the Florida Prepaid College Foundation.
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District Wins - May 17, 2024
District Wins - May 17, 2024
05/17/2024
The students at Lehigh Acres Middle School were recently in charge for the day. Enjoy watching the teachers and administrators celebrate "Dress Like a Student Day," along with some of our other sensational moments in the newest edition of District Wins!
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Maximus Brady: A Quest for 4 State Titles
Maximus Brady: A Quest for 4 State Titles
05/16/2024
Summer vacation is around the corner, but there is something to watch for next school year's wrestling season. Mariner High wrestler Maximus Brady is now a three time State Champion and has a shot at winning a fourth before he graduates next year.
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Lehigh Senior High SAVE Promise Club Making a Difference
Lehigh Senior High SAVE Promise Club Making a Difference
05/16/2024
Students across Lee County are taking the lead to make their schools safe by joining a Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Promise Club. SAVE Promise Clubs educate and empower students to prevent violence in their schools, homes and communities.
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Nishini Fernando: Rock Star Student
Nishini Fernando: Rock Star Student
05/15/2024
Meet Nishini Fernando, Dunbar High School rock star student.
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Superintendent Awards Three Students a 2-Year Florida Prepaid College Scholarship
Superintendent Awards Three Students a 2-Year Florida Prepaid College Scholarship
05/14/2024
The cost of college is a little easier now for three high school seniors. Superintendent Dr. Ken Savage selected the students as the inaugural winners of the Florida Prepaid Superintendent Scholarship.
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School Board of Lee County Earns Master Board Certification
School Board of Lee County Earns Master Board Certification
05/13/2024
The School Board of Lee County is being recognized as a Master Board by the Florida School Board Association. The leadership curriculum is designed to offer meaningful learning sessions concentrating on student achievement through the four pillars of the FSBA Governance Model.
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District Wins - May 10, 2024
District Wins - May 10, 2024
05/10/2024
It was a very special day for a Trafalgar Elementary School student, as members of the Cape Coral Police Department stopped by for a fantastic surprise. Find out what he was given, along with other incredible moments that we'd like to share in a brand new District Wins!
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Zeke's Story: Overcoming Obstacles
Zeke's Story: Overcoming Obstacles
05/10/2024
Zeke McKeon is a kindergartner at Three Oaks Elementary. Although he proves every day he is no different than any other student, he has an inspiring story of overcoming obstacles.
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Two Students Selected as National Merit® $2,500 Scholarship Winners
Two Students Selected as National Merit® $2,500 Scholarship Winners
05/08/2024
The School District of Lee County is proud to announce Dunbar High School Seniors Advaith Menon and Jaansi Parsa have been selected as National Merit $2,500 scholarship winners.
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Teacher Appreciation Week 2024
Teacher Appreciation Week 2024
05/08/2024
Teacher Appreciation Day and Week provide us with a wonderful opportunity to recognize the incredible dedication, passion, and hard work that teachers bring to our school community.
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District Wins - May 3, 2024
District Wins - May 3, 2024
05/03/2024
Our teachers at Fort Myers Middle Academy just celebrated National Sign Language Day by wearing their specialty T shirts along with a unique classroom presentation. Learn more about this touching story, and other wonderful moments that we'd like to share in the newest edition of District Wins!
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New Teacher of the Year and Apples Mentor of the Year
New Teacher of the Year and Apples Mentor of the Year
05/02/2024
The School District of Lee County is proud to announce Robert Jones is the 2024 New Teacher of the Year. The District is also proud to announce that Leanne Olmstead is the 2024 APPLES Mentor of the Year.
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School District to Honor the School Lunch Heroes
School District to Honor the School Lunch Heroes
05/01/2024
The School District of Lee County is celebrating School Lunch Hero Day on Friday, May 3, 2024 by recognizing hard working Food and Nutrition Service employees.
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Student Athlete of the Month: Meghan Lay
Student Athlete of the Month: Meghan Lay
04/30/2024
No fault here! Estero High's Meghan Lay is going to States for the third time in her tennis career. She excels in tennis while taking college level courses and serving her school and community through student government and committees.
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District Wins - April 26, 2024
District Wins - April 26, 2024
04/26/2024
It was a very special and relaxing day for our Gifted Girls Club from Colonial Elementary School. Find out what they were provided with in the newest edition of District Wins!
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In a first for the School District, the Bonita Springs Fire Department donated a Rescue Pumper to the Firefighting Academy at Ida S. Baker High School, giving the students a one of it’s kind hands on opportunity to train.
Bonita Springs Fire Department Donates Rescue Truck to Ida S. Baker High School
04/25/2024
There’s something about a fire truck that just draws people near. Kids want to see it, sit in it and imagine what it would be like to work from it. Adults too. So, when the Bonita Springs Fire Department drove one of their trucks onto the Ida Baker High School campus to donate it to the school, the students in the Firefighting Academy were there to greet it.
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Fort Myers Technical College adds First-in-Florida  LPN-RN Pathway
Fort Myers Technical College adds First-in-Florida LPN-RN Pathway
04/23/2024
The School District of Lee County is excited to announce Fort Myers Technical College is introducing a new program that will facilitate future healthcare professionals' journey to becoming a Registered Nurse in less time and for a fraction of the cost. This novel LPN to RN pathway takes two years instead of four and saves the student more than $53,000.
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District Wins - April 19, 2024
District Wins - April 19, 2024
04/19/2024
When a Tice Elementary School first grader found out that his brand-new classmate had a birthday the very next day, he surprised him with something so special. Watch the newest edition of District Wins!
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Amanecer Elementary Cambridge Program
Amanecer Elementary Cambridge Program
04/17/2024
Amanecer Elementary in Lehigh Acres is the first elementary school in Lee County with a Cambridge Primary Program - providing students an opportunity to learn about global perspectives, enhancing their growth not only as students, but as citizens of the world. Video produced by Lee Schools TV student intern, Riley Barson.
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Latinos in Action
Latinos in Action
04/16/2024
A new class that started last year, Oak Hammock Middle School's 'Latinos in Action' teaches Spanish-speaking students leadership and other skills designed to help them thrive. Video produced by Lee Schools TV student intern, Itzel Lugo-Hernandez.
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District Wins - April 12, 2024
District Wins - April 12, 2024
04/15/2024
Our kindergarten students at Orangewood Elementary School were recently visited from a few four-legged friends from the Shy Wolf Sanctuary. Take a look at this touching story, along with other remarkable moments that we'd like to share in a brand new edition of District Wins!
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11 Schools Designated as Schools of Excellence
11 Schools Designated as Schools of Excellence
04/15/2024
Schools are designated as a School of Excellence if the school’s percentage of possible points earned in its school grade calculation is in the 80th percentile or higher for schools comprised of the same grade group.
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Future Nurses at SFMHS
Future Nurses at SFMHS
04/11/2024
Check out how students at South Fort Myers High are preparing for a future in nursing! Video produced by Lee Schools TV student intern, Kesny Guirand.
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Sanibel Students Perform at Carnegie Hall
Sanibel Students Perform at Carnegie Hall
04/11/2024
Students in The Sanibel School's "Seahorse Chorale" just got the opportunity of a lifetime - the chance to perform in front of a live audience at Carnegie Hall in New York City!
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District Wins - April 5, 2024
District Wins - April 5, 2024
04/05/2024
The Island Coast High School family just welcomed back alumni and current Senior at West Point Military Cadet Ryan Logan. Check out this inspiring story, and other incredible moments that we'd like to share in the newest edition of District Wins!
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Kennedy Space Center Field Trip
Kennedy Space Center Field Trip
04/04/2024
Students in the Aerospace Academy at Island Coast High School took a field trip to Kennedy Space Center! They went with their teacher, Dr. William Downes, a former NASA Rocket Engine Scientist.
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School District’s Assistant Principal of the Year is a Finalist for Florida Assistant Principal of the Year
School District’s Assistant Principal of the Year is a Finalist for Florida Assistant Principal of the Year
04/02/2024
The School District of Lee County is excited to announce that East Lee County High School Assistant Principal Kristin Stevens is a finalist for Florida’s Assistant Principal of the Year. Stevens was named the School District’s 2024 Assistant Principal of the Year in November and entered into the state competition.
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District Wins - March 28, 2024
District Wins - March 28, 2024
03/28/2024
There was an amazing turnout to the recent Science and Engineering NIght at Lehigh Acres Middle School. View this evening of learning and discovery, along with other magnificent moments that we'd like to share in the latest edition of District Wins!
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Lee County Spelling Bee Champion Crowned
Lee County Spelling Bee Champion Crowned
03/27/2024
Verism means extreme or strict naturalism in art or literature. To Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School 7th grader Nicasio David, it means a trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
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Xavier Banos - MIT Bound
Xavier Banos - MIT Bound
03/26/2024
Meet Xavier Banos, recipient of one of, if not the largest single scholarship to a School District senior. Video produced by Lee Schools TV student intern, Jerome Ezell.
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Student Athlete of the Month: Riley McFarland
Student Athlete of the Month: Riley McFarland
03/25/2024
Adversity is a common hurdle for athletes, but Cape Coral High senior Riley McFarland went through adversity going from the pool to the track. Take a look at how a change of sports helped her learn that she can do what she wants in her life.
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District Wins - March 22, 2024
District Wins - March 22, 2024
03/25/2024
Our Cosmetology students from Cape Coral Technical College recently donated their time and talents for the 2024 Guardian Angels for Special Poplulations Fashion Show.
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District Wins - March 15, 2024
District Wins - March 15, 2024
03/15/2024
Cape Coral Police officers just stopped by Cape Coral High School to honor a truly brave student. Learn all about this touching story, and other magical moments that we'd like to share in the very latest edition of District Wins!
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35 Students Honored as Carson Scholars
35 Students Honored as Carson Scholars
03/14/2024
The School District of Lee County is excited to announce 35 students have been honored as 2024 Carson Scholars. The Carson Scholars Fund will provide each student with a $1,000 College Scholarship.
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District Wins - March 8, 2024
District Wins - March 8, 2024
03/08/2024
It was a day of Civics at the Capitol for our students from Harns Marsh Middle School. Find out more about this remarkable story and other incredible moments that we'd like to share in a brand new edition of District Wins!
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2024 ESOL Close Up Foundation Expo
2024 ESOL Close Up Foundation Expo
03/06/2024
One hundred sixty ESOL high school students from Lee County Public Schools recently presented their Florida Legislative Proposals, in the very first Lee County Youth Policy Summit Expo.
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JROTC Robotics Competition
JROTC Robotics Competition
03/06/2024
Dozens of cadets from seven different schools recently put their engineering skills to the test at Riverdale High School in the third annual JROTC District Robotics competition. Watch to find out which robot won!
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2024 Scripps National Spelling Bee
2024 Scripps National Spelling Bee
03/05/2024
The School District of Lee County is excited to announce Three Oaks Middle School is once again partnering with Suncoast Credit to Union to sponsor the 2024 Scripps National Bee.
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STEMtastic 2024!
STEMtastic 2024!
03/04/2024
STEMtastic Day of Discovery was held Saturday, February 10, 2024 at the Caloosa Sound Convention Center in downtown Fort Myers. STEMtastic is an annual free event with over 100 exhibits to explore and food available for purchase.
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Read Across America
Read Across America
03/01/2024
Students at Villas Elementary and Pelican Elementary School got some very special visitors for Read Across America Week!
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Student Advisory Committee
Student Advisory Committee
03/01/2024
Find out about this amazing opportunity for students to participate in continuous improvement in the District!
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Student Athlete of the Month: Ryleigh Acosta
Student Athlete of the Month: Ryleigh Acosta
02/29/2024
You already know Mariner High senior Ryleigh Acosta is a soccer star, but you may not know she has high marks in the classroom too. She also has big goals to stay in the sport as long as she can when she stops playing.
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District Receives $1.2 Million Workforce Development Grant
District Receives $1.2 Million Workforce Development Grant
02/26/2024
The grant will allow the District to add or expand career programs that provide students the essential skills required for success in high-demand occupations.
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Enrollment Open for Summer VPK Program
Enrollment Open for Summer VPK Program
02/23/2024
Registration is now open for families who wish to enroll their children in summer Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) classes. To qualify students must be five years old by September 1st and have not have already accessed a VPK program.
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District Launches Small Business Program In Partnership with the Florida SBDC at FGCU
District Launches Small Business Program In Partnership with the Florida SBDC at FGCU
02/22/2024
In partnership with the Florida Small Business Center at Florida Gulf Coast University, the Small Business Program is a groundbreaking initiative aimed at empowering small businesses in our community to participate in active bids within the District’s $2 billion annual budget.
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Girls Flag Football
Girls Flag Football
02/16/2024
Down. Set. Hut! Every high school in Lee County has a new girls flag football team. Players and coaches are preparing for an exciting inaugural season on the gridiron while learning valuable life lessons.
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Mariner Marksmanship - National Champions
Mariner Marksmanship - National Champions
02/14/2024
Mariner High School's JROTC Marksmanship Team are National Champions! For these cadets, it’s more about learning essential life skills and character than taking the perfect shot.
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152 Students Honored with Cambridge Awards
152 Students Honored with Cambridge Awards
02/13/2024
We are proud to announce that 152 students have received prestigious awards from Cambridge International Education, part of the University of Cambridge, to acknowledge their outstanding performance on the June 2023 Cambridge examinations.
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Lee County High School and Middle School Unified Track Meets
Lee County High School and Middle School Unified Track Meets
02/12/2024
The School District of Lee County, with support from Lee County Parks & Recreation and Special Olympics Florida, will host unified track meets for middle school students and high school students on February 14th and 15th. More than 500 students will compete during the two-day event.
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District Wins - February 9, 2024
District Wins - February 9, 2024
02/09/2024
We'd like to recognize some dynamic students at Colonial Elementary School who have Perfect Attendance this year. Learn more about this astounding story, and other magical moments that we'd like to share in the newest edition of District Wins!
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The Norm Project Poster Contest
The Norm Project Poster Contest
02/09/2024
The Norm Project is a district wide initiative, sponsored by United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties, that challenges the misperceptions about Lee County students by presenting them with the facts.
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District Wins - February 2, 2024
District Wins - February 2, 2024
02/06/2024
We'd like to recognize our two students from Cape Elementary School, who've now become members of the Millionaire Club. Watch these incredible moments and others in this all new edition of District Wins!
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Florida Association of School Nurses Administrator of the Year
Florida Association of School Nurses Administrator of the Year
02/05/2024
The School District is proud to announce that Wally Colon has been selected as the 2024 Florida Association of School Nurses Administrator of the Year. Colon is the Assistant Director for Health Services and supervises the School District’s nursing staff.
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Twenty-one Schools Earn Level 1 Certification in Marzano High Reliability Schools™
Twenty-one Schools Earn Level 1 Certification in Marzano High Reliability Schools™
02/01/2024
The School District of Lee County is proud to announce 21 schools have achieved Level 1 Certification in Marzano High Reliability Schools™. Level 1 certification means these schools have created a “Safe, Supportive, and Collaborative Culture”.
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Student Athlete of the Month: Konnor VonHagen (January 2024)
Student Athlete of the Month: Konnor VonHagen (January 2024)
01/31/2024
Riverdale High Senior Konnor VonHagen doesn't only play three sports, but he excels at every one of them while having at least one accomplishment in every surface he plays on. He also gives everything he has for his studies and community while juggling sports.
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2024 Lee County Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
2024 Lee County Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
01/30/2024
The School District of Lee County is pleased to announce the Lee County Athletic Conference Hall of Fame inductees for 2024. Five athletes, two coaches, and one contributor are being recognized for their outstanding athletic accomplishments for their school or their students.
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Upskill Village Offers Micro-Credentialing Courses
Upskill Village Offers Micro-Credentialing Courses
01/29/2024
The School District of Lee County is excited to announce the launch of Upskill Village to provide adult learners with micro-credentials to help them in the workforce. Upskill Village teaches behaviors and non-technical skills that are used to interact with colleagues and clients.
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National Merit Semifinalists
National Merit Semifinalists
01/29/2024
Of the six Lee County students who qualified as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program this year, three go to the same school: Dunbar High. Lee Schools TV student intern Itzel Lugo-Hernandez visited the campus and asked the trio how they got to where they are.
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District Wins - January 26, 2024
District Wins - January 26, 2024
01/26/2024
Let's congratulate Bailey Hatch, a Senior at Island Coast High School for his recent swearing into the United States Air Force. Learn all about this brave young man, and other remarkable moments in this edition of District Wins!
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School Board Members Gather in Tallahassee for FSBA Advocacy Event
School Board Members Gather in Tallahassee for FSBA Advocacy Event
01/26/2024
The School Board of Lee County represented the School District of Lee County at the State Capitol in Tallahassee on January 17-18, 2024, to actively participate in the 37th Annual Day in the Legislature hosted by the Florida School Boards Association (FSBA).
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School Board of Lee County Seeking Finance Advisory Committee Members
School Board of Lee County Seeking Finance Advisory Committee Members
01/26/2024
The School Board of Lee County is actively searching for members to join their Finance Advisory Committee. The Finance Advisory Committee (FAC) is the Citizens' Budget Advisory Committee for the School District of Lee County and provides input, advice, and support in the preparation of the operating and capital budget.
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Class of 2023 Graduation Rate is Second Highest in District History
Class of 2023 Graduation Rate is Second Highest in District History
01/23/2024
The School District of Lee County is proud to announce the graduation rate for the Class of 2023 rose to 85.1%, tying the mark set two years ago for the second highest in District history.
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District Wins - January 19, 2024
District Wins - January 19, 2024
01/19/2024
Take a look at this amazing effort from our Deaf and Hard of Hearing students at Allen Park Elementary School. They just raised $260 for their community with their recent Red Kettle Drive.
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Parent University to Hold Five Live Sessions
Parent University to Hold Five Live Sessions
01/18/2024
Parents/guardians and community members are invited to attend each session to learn more about the School District and become partners, advocates, and lifelong teachers in their child's education.
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District Wins - January 12, 2024
District Wins - January 12, 2024
01/12/2024
Our Firefighting Academy students from East Lee County High School are so very grateful for Chief McMillion and The Fort Myers Fire Department for their recent support of our mock interviews.
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Gateway High Student Awarded $330,000 Scholarship
Gateway High Student Awarded $330,000 Scholarship
01/11/2024
Xavier Banos likes to push himself. First, it was honors and Cambridge/AICE classes in high school. When he didn’t think they were hard enough, he was accepted into the Collegiate Academy at Gateway High School to take his classes at Florida Gulf Coast University.
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50 Years of Teaching
50 Years of Teaching
01/09/2024
Ms. Charlotte Gomez-Lippincott, an 8th grade teacher at The Alva School, is celebrating 50 years of teaching in Lee County!
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District Wins - December 22, 2023
District Wins - December 22, 2023
12/22/2023
Congratulations to Maria Rose, a first grade teacher at Edison Park Elementary School for being named our 2024 Teacher of the Year!
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A Slam Dunk Field Trip
A Slam Dunk Field Trip
12/22/2023
The Miami Heat welcomed South Fort Myers High students to the Kaseya Center to introduce students to careers in the sports industry. This trip is part of a program only South Fort Myers High has in Lee County.
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Into Space
Into Space
12/22/2023
Learn about the "Into Space" course! Island Coast High School is the only school offering the course in the state of Florida, and it is taught by former NASA Rocket Scientist, Dr. WIlliam Downes.
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SAVE - Students Against Violence Everywhere
SAVE - Students Against Violence Everywhere
12/21/2023
Students at Varsity Lakes Middle and across the District are joining their school's new SAVE Promise Club -- a student-led organization that encourages young people to take charge of keeping their friends, schools, and communities safe. Video produced by Lee Schools TV student intern, Itzel Lugo-Hernandez.
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Isabel Liu: Student Athlete of the Month
Isabel Liu: Student Athlete of the Month
12/20/2023
Dunbar High junior Isabel Liu not only competed in the swimming regional championships, but she also has a decorated academic competition resume too. She also helps kids gain experience with STEM projects.
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School District Honors 2024 Teacher of the Year
School District Honors 2024 Teacher of the Year
12/19/2023
The School District of Lee County is excited to announce that Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts School teacher Maria Rose is the 2024 Lee County Teacher of the Year.
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District Wins - December 15, 2023
District Wins - December 15, 2023
12/15/2023
These National Junior Honor Society students from Bonita Springs Middle School just created and sent over 1,000 cards to the military for a very Happy Holiday.
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District Scores Improvement in 2022-2023 School Grades Report
District Scores Improvement in 2022-2023 School Grades Report
12/12/2023
In a school year when students and staff were disproportionately impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Ian, the School District of Lee County is proud to announce that we have made excellent progress related to student outcomes.
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FGCU Agriculture Forum
FGCU Agriculture Forum
12/08/2023
Students from across the District took a field trip to FGCU to learn about jobs in the field of agriculture which are not all in a field. Vendors gave them engaging examples to show them what they do in their fields which can be tied to the industry.
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District Wins - December 8, 2023
District Wins - December 8, 2023
12/08/2023
Kudos to the 5th grade Blueberry Ambassadors from Tanglewood Elementary School, who recently donated over 100 stuffed turkey bags to the children at Golisano Children's Hospital.
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Cooking for a Cause
Cooking for a Cause
12/07/2023
ESE students in Ms. Ralston's class at Riverdale High are learning valuable life skills by baking, cooking, and selling! Video produced by Lee Schools TV student intern, Kesny Guirand.
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Island Coast High School JROTC Raiders Team Wins State Championship
Island Coast High School JROTC Raiders Team Wins State Championship
12/07/2023
Two years ago, the Island Coast High School JRTOC Raiders program only had nine members and could not field a team of 12 to compete. All they could do was practice. That practice paid off. Today the team has 40 members and just won the 2023 State Championship.
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Welcome Back, Fort Myers Beach Elementary
Welcome Back, Fort Myers Beach Elementary!
12/06/2023
After 433 days, students and staff at The Fort Myers Beach Elementary school can celebrate the official reopening of their campus!
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Crunching It
Crunching It
12/05/2023
These students at Trafalgar Middle School just celebrated the annual Florida Crunch. They were taste testing produce that was grown in their own school garden.
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Cape Coral Technical College’s LPN Program Regains Top Ranking in Florida
Cape Coral Technical College’s LPN Program Regains Top Ranking in Florida
12/05/2023
The School District of Lee County is excited to announce that the Practical Nursing program at Cape Coral Technical College has been ranked first in Florida for 2024 by PracticalNursing.org. The program was also ranked #1 in 2022.
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School District Honors School Related Employee of the Year
School District Honors School Related Employee of the Year
12/04/2023
The School District of Lee County is proud to announce Norah Avilez has been selected as the 2024 School Related Employee of the Year.
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21st Annual Performance of The Nutcracker
21st Annual Performance of The Nutcracker
11/28/2023
BACK ON STAGE for the 21st year of production and 13th performance at Barbara B.Mann, North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts welcomes members of the community to enjoy a special production of Tchaikovsky’s Holiday Classic, The Nutcracker.
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South Fort Myers High Hosting Career Expo for Students
South Fort Myers High Hosting Career Expo for Students
11/27/2023
The School District of Lee County is excited to announce that South Fort Myers High School is hosting a career expo for all students on Saturday, December 9th.
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District Wins - November 22, 2023
District Wins - November 22, 2023
11/22/2023
It's going to be a very special Thanksgiving for our students and staff at Tice Elementary School. R.C. Patton Farms just donated thousands of ears of corn for the special holiday.
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Carpentry Academy at Gateway High School
Carpentry Academy at Gateway High School
11/22/2023
A look at how students at Gateway High School are learning the skills required to become a professional carpenter. Produced by Lee Schools TV student intern, Jerome Ezell.
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School Board of Lee County, Florida Notice of Cancellation
11/21/2023
The School Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. is canceled due to a lack of quorum to proceed. The School Board has scheduled a Special meeting for Monday, November 27, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
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Dr. Christopher Bernier
Thank You Lee County
11/20/2023
Superintendent Dr. Christopher Bernier wishes Lee County a Happy Thanksgiving and says thank you for supporting the half-cent sales tax.
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Alex Dworzanski and Kristin Stevens
2024 Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year
11/20/2023
The School District of Lee County is proud to announce that Alex Dworzanski, Principal at Harns Marsh Middle School, is the 2024 Principal of the Year. Kristin Stevens, Assistant Principal at East Lee County High School, is the 2024 Assistant Principal of the Year.
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District Wins - November 17, 2023
District Wins - November 17, 2023
11/17/2023
Some of our students at Villas Elementary School recently had a really cool time. They challenged the school staff to a snowball fight.
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School District Internship Opportunities
School District Internship Opportunities
11/17/2023
A brief look at some of the student internship opportunities available at the School District of Lee County. Produced by Lee Schools TV student intern, Riley Barson.
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Second Annual High School Student Enrollment Showcase
Second Annual High School Student Enrollment Showcase
11/14/2023
The School District of Lee County invites all 8th grade students and their parents to the Second Annual High School Student Enrollment Showcase on Saturday, December 16, 2023 at the Lee County Public Education Center.
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District Wins - November 10, 2023
District Wins - November 10, 2023
11/10/2023
Our first grade students in Mrs. Berkley's class at Caloosa Elementary School were just named the winner of the Golden Shoe Award!
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Students Awarded with Academic Honors from College Board
Students Awarded with Academic Honors from College Board
11/10/2023
At least 61 School District of Lee County students have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs
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The Importance of Art
The Importance of Art
11/09/2023
Lee Schools TV student intern Itzel Lugo-Hernandez spoke with various art students at Riverdale High School to get their perspective on how the arts have shaped their lives.
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School District Partners with Kelly Education
School District Partners with Kelly Education
11/08/2023
We are proud to announce it has engaged Kelly Education Services to administer and manage its guest teacher program.
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A Unified Champion
A Unified Champion
11/08/2023
Nevaeh Johnson has found her place on Cape Coral High School's Unified Basketball Team. The school's dedication to inclusion has been recognized, and they are now a Special Olympics National Banner Unified Champion School!
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Pre-Registration Now Open for the 2024-2025 School Year
Pre-Registration Now Open for the 2024-2025 School Year
11/06/2023
The School District of Lee County is excited to announce that students entering the District in August 2024 can now pre-register. This advanced registration period is open to any incoming student.
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District Wins - November 3, 2023
District Wins - November 3, 2023
11/03/2023
It was a great day to celebrate the past, present, and future at the Cape Coral Technical College 30th Anniversary Luncheon.Enjoy seeing this historic moment and other special events that we'd like to share in the newest episode of District Wins!
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2023 Lee-Collier Schools Taco Cook-Off
2023 Lee-Collier Schools Taco Cook-Off
11/02/2023
TACO 'bout a good time! Hosted at the Shangri-La Springs, culinary students from nine different Lee and Collier high schools recently prepared signature tacos and side dishes for attendees and judges.
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School District Reaches Historic Enrollment
School District Reaches Historic Enrollment
11/01/2023
The School District of Lee County has topped 100,000 students for the first time in its history. Total enrollment reported by the Florida Department of Education for the 2023-2024 school year is 102,791.
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Joseph Koraya: Lee Schools TV Student Athlete of the Month
Joseph Koraya: Lee Schools TV Student Athlete of the Month
10/31/2023
Fort Myers High senior Joseph Koraya won the County Championships for Cross Country, but he sees the bigger picture. This doesn't only apply to sports, but to life and education as well.
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All Ears For Reading
All Ears For Reading
10/30/2023
Find out how the “All Ears” therapy dog program at Tropic Isles Elementary is giving students the confidence to read.
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District Wins - October 27, 2023
District Wins - October 27, 2023
10/27/2023
What a totally awesome day for some art students from Bonita Springs Middle School. Not only did they show off their skills in pumpkin carving, later on they displayed their talents for the annual Wicked Walk in Downtown Fort Myers.
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Four Schools Chosen as 2023 Special Olympics National Banner Unified Champion Schools
Four Schools Chosen as 2023 Special Olympics National Banner Unified Champion Schools
10/25/2023
The School District of Lee County is proud to announce three high schools and one middle school have been selected as a 2023 Special Olympics National Banner Unified Champion School.
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School District to Host “Florida Crunch” Events in Celebration of National Farm to School Month
School District to Host “Florida Crunch” Events in Celebration of National Farm to School Month
10/23/2023
Students from the School District’s Agriculture and Food & Natural Resources Programs will commemorate National Farm to School Month on October 25th and November 30th by participating in the annual Florida Crunch.
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District Wins - October 20, 2023
District Wins - October 20, 2023
10/20/2023
Take a look at our 4th grade students from Tice Elementary School, who just visited the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel.
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Fort Myers High Teacher Honored by Governor with Excellence in Education Award
Fort Myers High Teacher Honored by Governor with Excellence in Education Award
10/19/2023
Fort Myers High School teacher Christopher Morales was honored by the Governor and First Lady of Florida with the Hispanic Heritage Month Excellence in Education Award.
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Tommy Bohanon Foundation Donates to District Athletic Programs
Tommy Bohanon Foundation Donates to District Athletic Programs
10/15/2023
Island Coast High and other high schools in our District are getting a much needed boost from former North Fort Myers and NFL fullback Tommy Bohanon and his nonprofit The Tommy Bohanon Foundation.
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District Wins - October 13, 2023
District Wins - October 13, 2023
10/13/2023
Our incredibly thoughtful students from Oak Hammock Middle School just volunteered at the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Have a look at this story, and other special moments in the very latest edition of District Wins!
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Town Hall Events
Town Hall Events
10/10/2023
Superintendent Dr. Christopher Bernier and the School Board will share the District’s updated Strategic Plan, introduce the new middle school proximity zones, and discuss projected growth over the next 10 years.
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Teaching Beyond Sound
Teaching Beyond Sound
10/09/2023
Deaf and Hard of Hearing teacher Chris Hamstra serves as an inspiration to his students at Allen Park Elementary, where he once attended. Being deaf himself, he has overcome many obstacles and continues to change his students' lives.
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Cape Coral High Announces Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
Cape Coral High Announces Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
10/09/2023
Cape Coral High School is proud to announce the members of the 2024 Cape Coral High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
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Behind the Curtain
Behind the Curtain
10/04/2023
How does North Fort Myers High School bring a production to life in just 8 weeks? Find out what it takes to put on "Don't Dress For Dinner" as students take you behind the scenes of their work!
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School District to Receive $51 Million for Ian Recovery
School District to Receive $51 Million for Ian Recovery
10/02/2023
The School District of Lee County (SDLC) is honored to announce that it is set to receive $51 million in Hurricane Ian recovery dollars as part of Governor Ron DeSantis’ $338 million total award to multiple agencies in Lee County, Florida.
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District Wins - September 29, 2023
District Wins - September 29, 2023
09/29/2023
For one of our Dunbar Community School students, she's proven that it's never too late to accomplish your dreams. Enjoy this and other extraordinary moments that we'd like to share in the most recent episode of District Wins!
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Student Athlete of the Month September 2023: Kasey Morisset
Student Athlete of the Month September 2023: Kasey Morisset
09/29/2023
In our new Lee Schools TV Student Athlete of the Month, we highlight one of our talented student athletes within our District. Our first winner is a Kasey Morisset, a three sport athlete from Cypress Lake High making her mark on and off the playing surface.
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Hurricane Ian: A Lee Schools TV Documentary
Hurricane Ian: A Lee Schools TV Documentary
09/27/2023
The School District produced a documentary about Hurricane Ian’s impact and the community’s response.
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School District to Mark Hurricane Ian Anniversary
School District to Mark Hurricane Ian Anniversary
09/26/2023
In advance of the anniversary, the School District is producing a documentary about Hurricane Ian’s impact and the community’s response.
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District Wins - September 22, 2023
District Wins - September 22, 2023
09/22/2023
Our Automotive Academy students at East Lee County High School were recently thrilled to hear a guest speaker from Tesla. Learn all about this special day, and other moments that we'd like to share in the very latest edition of District Wins!
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District Wins - September 15, 2023
District Wins - September 15, 2023
09/15/2023
Meet Josh from The Sanibel School, who just received a perfect score on his Civics End of Course Assessment Exam.
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School District Earns 2023 Aetna Workplace Well-being Award
School District Earns 2023 Aetna Workplace Well-being Award
09/15/2023
The School District of Lee County is proud to announce it has received a Leading the Way Aetna Workplace Well-being Platinum Award.
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Six Students Named Semifinalists in the 2024 National Merit® Scholarship Program
Six Students Named Semifinalists in the 2024 National Merit® Scholarship Program
09/14/2023
The School District of Lee County is excited to announce six students have been selected as Semifinalists in the 2024 National Merit® Scholarship Program. National Merit® Semifinalists represent less than 1% of all high school seniors.
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Back in the Classroom
Back in the Classroom
09/13/2023
After 31 years in the District, Dr. Evelyn Rivera was set to retire. A phone call from a former student changed her mind.
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College Night 2023 Set for September 19th
College Night 2023 Set for September 19th
09/12/2023
The School District of Lee County is excited to announce that College Night 2023 is planned for Tuesday, September 19th.
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District Wins - September 8, 2023
District Wins - September 8, 2023
09/08/2023
Caloosa Elementary School students were chosen as Students of the Month, and enjoyed lunch with some of their best friends. Take a look at this special moment in the newest edition of District Wins!
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AVID For College
AVID For College
09/04/2023
Fort Myers Middle's Danielle Reddie shares her inspiring story on how AVID changed her life as a student... and now a teacher! The AVID program opens doors by preparing students for college and future success.
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Fort Myers Beach Elementary Construction
Fort Myers Beach Elementary Construction
09/03/2023
Construction has begun at Fort Myers Beach Elementary as crews try to preserve the history of the school while modernizing it. Principal Dr. Traci Kohler got to take a look at the progress being made at the school.
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District Wins - September 2, 2023
District Wins - September 2, 2023
09/02/2023
Our School Resource Officers at Colonial Elementary School were recently serving citations...pizza citations that is, to all of the students. Take a look at this touching story and other special moments that we'd like to share in the latest episode of District Wins!
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School District Reschedules Virtual Recruitment Fair
School District Reschedules Virtual Recruitment Fair
08/31/2023
The School District of Lee County is rescheduling its August 17th Virtual Recruiting Fair for Thursday, September 7th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
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Social Studies Textbook Adoption
Social Studies Textbook Adoption
08/31/2023
Community members who are interested in participating in the social studies textbook adoption committee can submit their name until Monday, September 4th.
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District Wins - August 26, 2023
District Wins - August 26, 2023
08/28/2023
Our students from The Fort Myers Beach School just created their very own class friendship bracelets. Enjoy this heartwarming story and other incredible moments that we'd like to share in the newest edition of District Wins!
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Outstanding Teacher Leader Steven McGinley
Outstanding Teacher Leader Steven McGinley
08/22/2023
Harns Marsh Middle’s Steven McGinley is dedicated, visionary, and an exemplary leader! See how the Florida Department of Education’s 2023 Outstanding Teacher Leader creates an atmosphere in the classroom that feels like home.
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District Wins - August 18, 2023
District Wins - August 18, 2023
08/18/2023
Three Oaks Middle School just received an incredible donation of backpacks filled with supplies for their students. Learn all about this touching story and other special moments that we'd like to share in the very latest edition of District Wins!
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Superintendent's Show of Support
Superintendent's Show of Support
08/12/2023
The School District of Lee County Superintendent Dr. Christopher Bernier visited the Royal Palm Exceptional Center for their first day back to school.
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District Wins - August 11, 2023
District Wins - August 11, 2023
08/11/2023
Together the School District of Lee County and the Lee County Sheriff's Office unveiled it's newest technology in keeping our students safe in school. Learn all about special moments that we'd like to share in a brand new edition of District Wins!
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Road Safety PSA
Road Safety PSA
08/11/2023
Walk Safe, Bike Safe, Drive Safe. With school back in session, it's important to remember: road safety starts with us!
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How to Navigate the "WheresTheBus" App
How to Navigate the "WheresTheBus" App
08/10/2023
For those of you with students who ride the bus, here's a short video walking you through how to set up and navigate the "WheresTheBus" mobile app that allows you to track your child's bus location in real time. Thank you all so much for your patience as we work through the first week of school.
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OPENGATE Weapon Detection System Informational Video
OPENGATE Weapon Detection System Informational Video
08/09/2023
This short video gives an overview of the School District's new weapons detection system, OPENGATE, and what students and visitors can expect at school campuses this year as we roll this new technology out in phases.
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Back to School - Superintendent
Back to School - Superintendent
08/09/2023
I’m excited for the start of a brand-new academic year at The School District of Lee County. As we gather once again, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to our entire community.
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School District Holding Application Workshops for Potential Employees
School District Holding Application Workshops for Potential Employees
08/08/2023
The School District of Lee County is hosting Application Workshops this week to help job seekers find and apply for a position with the District.
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District Wins - August 4, 2023
District Wins - August 4, 2023
08/04/2023
South Fort Myers High School was presented with a $5000 check from the Minnesota Twins baseball organization. Learn all about this generous donation, and other incredible moments that we'd like to share in the very latest edition of District Wins!
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Lemuel Teal Middle Dedication Ceremony
Lemuel Teal Middle Dedication Ceremony
08/02/2023
The School District of Lee County officially dedicated its newest middle school as Lemuel Teal Middle School on Tuesday, August 1st. The Teal family joined Principal Dr. Joseph Restino to unveil some of the special tributes to Mr. Teal that are incorporated into the school.
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Amanecer Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Amanecer Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
07/31/2023
This is the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the brand new Amanecer Elementary School in Lehigh Acres. The school will be welcoming their new students in August 2023, and is going to be the school district’s first Cambridge Primary Center.
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Harns Marsh Middle Teacher Named 2023 Florida Teacher Leader Award Winner
Harns Marsh Middle Teacher Named 2023 Florida Teacher Leader Award Winner
07/31/2023
The School District of Lee County is proud to announce that Harns Marsh Middle School Teacher Steven McGinley is the Florida Department of Education’s 2023 Outstanding Teacher Leader.
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New Teacher Orientation Expands to Include Increased Training
New Teacher Orientation Expands to Include Increased Training
07/26/2023
We are expanding new teacher orientation to include increased training. About 300 teachers new to the District will attend a seven day long New Teacher Training Camp at the end of July.
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District Wins - July 21, 2023
District Wins - July 21, 2023
07/21/2023
For one South Fort Myers High School senior, they've proven that it's never too late to graduate. Learn all about this story and other special moments in the newest edition of District Wins!
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District Wins - July 14, 2023
District Wins - July 14, 2023
07/18/2023
Members of The Alva School Band recently visited Disney World, to work with some of Disney's remarkable musicians. Find out more on this magical trip, and other special moments that we'd like to share in the very latest episode of District Wins!
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Breakfast and Lunch Served at No Cost to Students
Breakfast and Lunch Served at No Cost to Students
07/14/2023
Every student in the District’s 82 traditional schools and four special centers will be served breakfast and lunch at no charge.
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Dunbar High student wins Esports championship
Dunbar High student wins Esports championship
07/12/2023
This past April, a Dunbar High School student won a world championship by playing a video game. Lee Schools TV's Adam Hajost talks about how Chris Camareno won a high school level E-Sports tournament and the benefits programs like this have for students.
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Back to School Rush Set for July 22
Back to School Rush Set for July 22
07/11/2023
This is an opportunity for new students to either complete their enrollment or receive required medical screenings.
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Scores Improve in Middle School Mathematics, Acknowledges Additional Areas for Improvement
Scores Improve in Middle School Mathematics, Acknowledges Additional Areas for Improvement
07/10/2023
The School District of Lee County (SDLC) is proud to announce advancements in mathematics proficiency levels in grades 6th and 8th for the 2022-2023 school year, as indicated by the recently released spring assessment results from the Florida Department of Education (FDOE).
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District Wins - July 7, 2023
District Wins - July 7, 2023
07/07/2023
One art student from North Fort Myers HIgh School is one of only twenty-five recipients in Florida to receive this honorable scholarship. Learn more about this incredible story, and other exceptional moments that we'd like to share in the very latest edition of District Wins!
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District Wins - June 30, 2023
District Wins - June 30, 2023
06/30/2023
Meet Ivan from Diplomat Middle School, who is now the first middle school student in Lee County to ever compete at the HOSA National Competition in Dallas. Take a look at this young man's incredible accomplishment, and other special moments that we'd like to share in the very latest edition of District Wins!
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Class of 2023 Earns $41 Million in Scholarships
Class of 2023 Earns $41 Million in Scholarships
06/28/2023
The School District of Lee County is proud to announce the graduating class of 2023 earned more than $41million in scholarships to continue their education.
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A Renovation Long Time Coming
A Renovation Long Time Coming
06/22/2023
Thanks to the Half Penny Sales Tax, this $69.5 million dollar project will provide Riverdale High School with new parking, a new gym, and new science labs.
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New State Budget Funds School District Hurricane Ian Recovery
New State Budget Funds School District Hurricane Ian Recovery
06/22/2023
The School District of Lee County is proud to announce the Framework for Freedom Budget signed by Governor Ron DeSantis, fully funds the District’s Hurricane Ian Recovery appropriation requests and other legislative priorities. The total directly appropriated to the School District is more than $21.5 million.
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QLess - Join the line from anywhere
QLess - Join the line from anywhere
06/22/2023
The School District of Lee County is excited to announce it is making it easier for parents to visit the Student Enrollment Office. Parents can now register their place in line virtually and know exactly how long the wait is before ever leaving home or work.
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Fort Myers Beach Elementary Demolition
Fort Myers Beach Elementary Demolition
06/15/2023
Fort Myers Beach Elementary is one step closer to having a new campus as the community continues to heal from Hurricane Ian. The demolition of the old campus comes one month after the School Board passed a plan for the future of the school.
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District Wins - June 15, 2023
District Wins - June 15, 2023
06/15/2023
There was a good reason to celebrate for our students from Harns Marsh Elementary School, as they read nearly 18 million words.
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District Wins - June 9, 2023
District Wins - June 9, 2023
06/09/2023
It was a very happy last day of school for our staff at Hector A. Cafferata, as they celebrated with Taco Tuesday. Find out who fed our teachers, and other special moments that'd like to share in the newest edition of District Wins!
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The Henderson Courts
The Henderson Courts
06/08/2023
Trafalgar Middle School recently surprised their retiring Coach and Athletic Director by naming the tennis courts after him.
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Graduating Seniors Earn National Merit Program Scholarships
Graduating Seniors Earn National Merit Program Scholarships
06/07/2023
Three members of the Class of 2023 are winners of College Based Merit Scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Program.
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District Selects School Counselor and Licensed Mental Health Professional of the Year
District Selects School Counselor and Licensed Mental Health Professional of the Year
06/05/2023
When students at Colonial Elementary School in Fort Myers are having a rough day or need help for things outside of the classroom, they have two of the best people in the School District to turn to.
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District Wins - June 2, 2023
District Wins - June 2, 2023
06/02/2023
What a day it was for our students from Fort Myers Beach Elementary, who performed in front of their parents in Times Square on Fort Myers Beach. Learn all about this story and other special moments in District Wins!
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Summer BreakSpot to Provide Free Breakfast and Lunch While School is Out
Summer BreakSpot to Provide Free Breakfast and Lunch While School is Out
06/02/2023
The School District of Lee County is partnering with Florida’s Summer BreakSpot program to keep children healthy and well-nourished while school is out. The Summer BreakSpot Program allows the District’s Food and Nutrition Services Department to provide free meals to children who are 18 years and younger at no cost to them during the summer.
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Dunbar High Students Represent Florida at Certiport® National Technology Competitions
Dunbar High Students Represent Florida at Certiport® National Technology Competitions
06/01/2023
Three Dunbar High School students will go for the triple crown this summer at the 2023 Certiport® Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship.
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