By Lehigh Acres Gazette
KaBOOM! Is the national non-profit dedicated to ensuring that all kids get a childhood filled with the balanced and active play needed to thrive.
Lehigh Elementary will receive a grant through KaBoom but the school to match the dollars to do the project at the school.
This project is designed to allow all children access to playground equipment (swings specifically) that meets children’s physical needs. Our students are guaranteed 20 minutes daily of recess, however, we have several children that have special needs and are unable to safely utilize the current playground. We are working hard to provide all children the ability to play with their peers and not just simply watch from a distance.
The school was setup a go fund me account at https://www.gofundme.com/fun-for-all-kaboom-grant they need to raise $12,000 dollars
Riverdale High School’s JROTC Leadership Team who placed 13th at the National All-Services JROTC Academic and Leadership Bowl
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Congratulations to Riverdale High School’s JROTC Leadership Team who placed 13th at the National All-Services JROTC Academic and Leadership Bowl (JLAB) Competition in Washington DC.
The top 40 teams from around the country qualified for the JLAB finals from more than 1200 teams that began the competition in November 2016. The competition was held at the Catholic University in Washington D.C. from June 23 to the 27th.
Finalists received an all-expense paid trip to the nation’s capital to participate in the face to face portion of the competition.
In addition to the competition, the trip included a meeting with Representative Francis Rooney and tours of the Pentagon, the Smithsonian Museum and visits to Memorials along the National Mall.
The JROTC Leadership & Academic Bowl (JLAB) is a nationally recognized competition created exclusively for JROTC students. By participating, cadets learn the values of citizenship, academic competition, and college opportunity.
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A team from Tortuge Preserve Elementary school won 3rd place and $3000 for the second time in a row in the Healthy Wage competition hosted by our Employee Wellness Program, Active LEE. Congratulations to the Heavy Hitters!
Left to Right: Assistant Principal DeAdra, Valarie, Aaron, Katie, Michael, Onie and Assistant Principal Amy Bobak.
Healthy wage is an online weight-loss competition brought to the district in 2014. It is a partnership in which the School District of Lee County collaborates with other local companies, school districts, and city groups to have a Southwest Florida Showdown. (more…)
Between AVID students and the Athletes at ELCHS they had 50 seniors who have signed or committed to attend a College / University. Here is the list of schools:
- Florida College
- University of Florida
- Florida Southwestern State College
- University of Central Florida
- San Diego Mesa
And the total dollar amount of scholarship money received up to this point is over $200,000
Lehigh Senior High School hosted its Academic Signing Day – Seven senior athletes who plan to continue their education will sign letters of intent to attend Ohio Wesleyan University and Anderson University. Over $300,000 in scholarship money will be awarded
Ohio Wesleyan University D’Marquise Collins and Chad Sykes
Anderson University (IN) Demontae Hart, Arthur Nance, Jacquez Brown, Shannon Blue and Jalane Nelson
This little guy was stuck in a tree at Lehigh Senior High school, guess he wanted to get some education, thanks to our staff for rescuing him and getting him to the proper facility.
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Lehigh Acres Middle School is pleased to announce that Ms. Patty Golden has been chosen by the School District of Lee County as the Middle School Avid Teacher of the Year. Golden a 10-year veteran teacher, all at LAMS, teaches 8th Grade Avid and 7th Grade Critical Thinking classes at the school.
Ms. Golden who hails from Oil City, Pennsylvania, just north of Pittsburgh, earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Clarion State University in Pennsylvania and a Master’s Degree from Hodges University in Fort Myers.
When asked what is the best thing she likes about teaching she quickly answered “without a doubt, the kids. I love working with them and seeing the academic growth from the beginning of the year to the end of the year. I love teaching.”
By Lehigh Acres Gazette
Dancing Classrooms was launched in 1994 as a not-for-profit project of the American Ballroom Theater Company. It is an arts-in-education program teaching ballroom dance to the upper elementary, junior high and high school students of participating schools. As seen in the documentary film Mad Hot Ballroom, Dancing Classrooms is an in-school residency for every child, regardless of background or experience. It was brought to Lee County Public Schools through the generosity of Margaret Antonier, President, and CEO of Miromar Development Corp. and is being administered by the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc.
By the Lehigh Acres Gazette from Lee County Schools Press Release
Students from high schools in Lehigh Acres are among those recognized at the annual ArtFest Fort Myers held last month.
The event brought together the best high school artists in the areas of photography, painting, drawing, 3-D, mixed media and digital.
ArtFest Fort Myers awarded $8,000 in prizes to Lee County students at the Art Under 20 Award Reception, held at the Harborside Event Center on Feb. 28.
Among the winners were Kaeleigh Valdes, from Riverdale High School, who finished third in 3-D, and Breanna Fray, from Lehigh Senior High School, who was third in digital.
Honorable Mentions: Katelyn Coate, Lehigh Senior High; Shi Ting Wang, Lehigh Senior High; Ameena Persaud, Riverdale High
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Lehigh Elementary is dedicated to building life-long learners through a safe, nurturing, and respectful environment driven by high expectations, school-wide collaboration, community, and family involvement.
We are a Title 1 School that currently has 1100 students and has been educating children for the last several decades. We are a community school with a focus on meeting the educational needs of all our students and we strive to improve communication to involve parents in their child’s learning.