The Student Assignment Open Enrollment Period for the 2015-2016 school year will end on Friday, March 27th, at 4:00 p.m. Parents or guardians of any student entering kindergarten, 6th or 9th grade, as well as any student new to the District, must complete and submit a Student Assignment application by this date. Parents of children who will be five on or before September 1st should apply for kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year. Parents need to register their child even if they have an older child already in school – assignments are not automatic.
Student Assignment utilizes a lottery system. A family who registered on the first day of Open Enrollment has the same chance of getting a school as that of a family who registers the last day.
The District has also unveiled a new “Find My School” tool for parents this year. Parents are encouraged to visit the following link below to map their address and find schools that are available in their subzone:http://lcsd1.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Solutions/s2.html?appid=bbd56395859340d5ad8170ff5cc7661a.
Lehigh Acres Office, 1262 Wings Way Suite #207, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936 Parents living in Lehigh Acres may come to the following Student Assignment locations between the hours of 9 am – 4 pm to register children for school: (Located on Beth Stacey Blvd off of Homestead Rd. in the Community Health Association Complex)
8 Lehigh Acres Deserving Students Receive the Opportunity to Attend College on Scholarship Through The Foundation’s Take Stock in Children Program
Take Stock in Children is a statewide scholarship program for at-risk students that provides a unique opportunity for deserving students from low-income homes to escape the cycle of poverty through education. The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools is the local administrator of the program. We offer our students college scholarships, caring volunteer mentors and hope for a better life. When these students are accepted into our program, they sign a contract to maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA; stay crime and drug free; and meet with their mentor regularly. When they graduate from high school, having kept this commitment, they are guaranteed a four-year tuition scholarship to college.
Students may apply in sixth grade or ninth grades. The applications are reviewed by our Take Stock in Children Selection Committee and ranked, based on several criteria. We are happy to accept 30 students in to the Take Stock in Children program this school year. Students were notified at their schools and recognized by their teachers, administration, and peers. Because of the tremendous gift these students are receiving, Foundation staff chose to surprise and congratulate these deserving students in a manner similar to how we notify our Golden Apple Teacher Finalists. Foundation staff, school administrators, and in some instances, the media interrupted these students’ classes with the good news. The reactions varied from stunned silence to shouts of joy and tears of happiness.
Out of the 51 schools in Lee County that received the FDOE recognition award money six Lehigh Acres schools received over $693,000.
At Harns Marsh Elementary School today, Governor Rick Scott presented 51 schools in Lee County with $4.2 million in school recognition funding. Governor Scott announced last week the distribution of more than $124 million in School Recognition Program funding this year to Florida’s high performing schools across the state based on sustained or significantly improved student achievement.
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Governor Scott said, “I am proud to present more than $4 million in school recognition funding to Lee County schools today and recognize their achievements. By providing this funding, we are helping our schools continue to prepare our students for success. We know that a good job starts with a great education, and we will keep working to make Florida’s education system the best in the nation by proposing the highest level of per student funding in Florida’s history this year.”
Lee County Schools Superintendent Nancy Graham said, “We are grateful to Governor Scott for his visit today to highlight the exciting success of the Lee County School District. Our school-based staff — teachers and support personnel – work hard each day to ensure that every student achieves his or her highest potential. This funding will help us continue that mission and become a world-class school system.”
Lehigh Acres Middle School Nurse Gabby Camarda teaches a CPR class to students at the school. Pictured is Nurse Camarda with students from an Avid Class. Students will be certified in CPR procedures when they complete the training.
Riverdale High School (RHS) performed well at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) District Leadership Conference, held last week in LaBelle. 55 RHS students participated in the competition, which brought together FBLA chapters from the fivecounty area. Advisors Ileane Flores and Ryan White (former FBLA president/RHS graduate) coached the Riverdale team. Riverdale stole the show, finishing with 28 first place wins, nine second place wins and 12 third place wins. Riverdale also won the coveted “Chapter of the Year” and “Largest Chapter” awards for the eighth year. Riverdale’s FBLA chapter has 85 members. The students will move on to represent Riverdale High School and Lee County at the FBLA State Leadership Conference, scheduled for next month in Orlando.
The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools recently announced the top 31 finalists in the Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program. The teachers who rank very highly in the selection process and round out the top 100 recognized applicants are given the honorable title of Teachers of Distinction. These esteemed educators will be invited to attend the Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Banquet and the Golden Apple Social where they will be honored for the quality and dedication they each bring to the classroom.
The 2014-2015 Teachers of Distinction in the Lehigh Acres area are: (more…)
The Foundation for Lee County
Public Schools Announces the Finalists in the Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program
The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools is very pleased to announce our top 31 finalists in the Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program™ for 2014-2015. With more than 2,000 nominations received, of which 261 educators completed the application, The Foundation’s 12-member selection committee had the arduous task of narrowing down the top 31 teachers. We thank all the teachers who were nominated and who applied for this special distinction.
The finalists from Lehigh Acres schools are: (more…)