It’s Game Time at Lehigh Acres Middle School as it continues its journey to become the number one school in the East Zone. Last year Lehigh Acres Middle School set sail to become the #1 school in the East Zone and has made significant gains in reaching that goal.
“This will be a super exciting year for Lehigh Acres Middle School” said a very proud Principal, Neketa Watson, who begins her 3rd year as Principal at the school. This year Lehigh Acres Middle School officially starts the Avid School Demo process. Sixty teachers from the school attended the Avid Summer Institute in Tampa this summer and are equally excited to begin the process. AVID stands for “Advancement via Individual Determination”.
Under Watson’s guidance the highly recognized academic Cambridge Program has grown and continues to be one of LAMS’ main attractions. The 6th Grade Academy begins it 2nd year. This school within a school has truly set LAMS apart from other schools and has helped the school increase the number families selecting Lehigh Acres Middle school as their #1 choice. For the first time in school history there is a waiting list of parents who want their child to attend Lehigh Acres Middle School where academic excellence and rigor is the top priority for students.
“I am proud to be part of a TEAM committed to make our goal happen” stated Principal Watson with a smile.
Loudine Louis, a psychology and theatre studies double major from Lehigh Acres, Fla., was named the 2016 Outstanding Senior at Maryville College during the Academic Awards Ceremony held on April 23 in the Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre of the Clayton Center for the Arts.
Established by the Maryville College Alumni Association in 1974, the Outstanding Senior award recognizes those students whose overall record of academic achievement and participation in extracurricular activities stand out as most exemplary.
Specifically, the award seeks to recognize a senior who has been active in a broad range of activities in college, who best exemplifies an “ideal” Maryville College graduate and who has the potential to be an outstanding alumnus/alumna – both as a representative of the College and in his or her service to the institution.
The following student from Lehigh Acres received a bachelor’s degree from Hiram College on May 14.
Roodely Forvil of Lehigh Acres
Hiram College: Founded in 1850, Hiram College continues today as one of the nation’s most respected liberal arts institutions. Located in Ohio’s Western Reserve, Hiram attracts students from throughout the United States and 20 foreign countries. Hiram’s academic calendar, known as the Hiram Plan, is unique to the nation. The College offers students one of the country’s oldest and most respected study abroad programs and is one of 10 percent of colleges and universities to be awarded a chapter of the prestigious honor society Phi Beta Kappa. Hiram enrolls more than 1,200 students.
This year’s event will be held Saturday, May 14th at Majestic Golf Club in Lehigh Acres Florida. Registration begins at 7:00 am, with a shotgun start at 8:00 am.
The cost for this event is only $70 per player (or $250 for a foursome if payment is made in full prior to event). This price includes, driving range access, 18 holes of golf with a cart, hot dog & drink at the turn, buffet style lunch, raffle prizes, silent auction, and awards which will be directly after golf.
East Lee County High School is a Title I school, with over 90% of our students qualifying for free or reduced lunch. As Athletic Director at East Lee County High School, my goal is to provide a positive environment in which the athletes learn life lessons to help them become productive members of our community.
With your support we can provide the best opportunities and environment for our students. We thank you in advance for your Participation and Support in making this tournament a Success! (more…)
The School District of Lee County will host a Parent Education Forum at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27th, at the Lee County Public Education Center.
The forum will be held in workshop format, allowing parents to attend four breakout sessions intended to help them learn more about the new Lee County Standards for Excellence, the Student Assignment process, Google Chromebooks and keys for student success in high school. Dr. Greg Adkins, Superintendent, will open the forum with a special message for parents.
The Lee County Public Education Center is located at 2855 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers.
Kindergarten teacher Kelly Mains knows first-hand the hard work required to win a Golden Apple.
The Lee County Foundation for public schools evaluates stacks of nominations, and all this week, we’re introducing you to the winners.
Here we show you why Lehigh Acres Tortuga Preserve Elementary has a reason to be proud.
The first thing Mains showed us was something you don’t expect from kindergartners — they were reading at a second-grade level.
The Lehigh Acres Golden Apple winner says everything she learned came from her mother, who also worked in education.
Kelly Mains is in her 23rd year of teaching. She says she got into the business and stays in education for two reasons: her sons Nick and Kyle.
It was an emotional Golden Apple surprise the day she won as she was surrounded by her “other kids.” She is in a sense another mom to her students.
And eventually, when the day comes to say goodbye to her final class, it will likely be a group just starting their journey.
The U.S. Army and the Pro Football Hall of Fame visited Lehigh Senior High School on March 24 to recognize Wadley Pierre as a U.S. Army–Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence finalist. Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker and former Los Angeles Ram and Carolina Panthers legend Kevin Greene was on hand at Lehigh Senior High School to honor Pierre before his fellow classmates and family during a formal ceremony.
The Award for Excellence program highlights the achievements of student-athletes across the country. Open to all sophomore, junior and senior-level high school athletes in the United States, finalists were determined based on athletic, academic and civic achievements. Pierre is among an elite group of 20 finalists who have demonstrated excellence in all they do and an understanding of the importance of adaptability and versatility when working as a team.
ELCHS had their 1st Annual all Art Festival — Click here to see sample of their work. Over four hundred samples were submitted for this festival
A Southwest Florida woman is at a loss for words as she tells LEHIGH ACRES GAZETTE a Lehigh Acres mother got involved in a teenager’s fight involving her daughter.
She says the woman hit her daughter after breaking up a fight between two teens and then maced students on the bus.
A spokesperson with the Lee County School District says the mother involved in the teen fight “barreled” herself on to the bus as other students were boarding. Six students were taken to the emergency room and five were treated after being sprayed with mace.
“We’ve looking at video and taking statements all day for the student discipline side of the issue and we’re certain that law enforcement has been working on this all day long,” the spokesperson said.
LEHIGH ACRES GAZETTE requested the bus video showing the fight and the mother’s interaction, but the spokesperson with the district says the video is considered to be part of the students permanent record file, meaning the “rare incident” won’t be available.
“We had 850 buses on the road this morning, we had 60 thousand bus riders on buses this morning, and we had one parent and a handful of students that behaved very badly.”
Defeat. It was this unspeakable emotion Thursday night, after so much had happened for the Lehigh boys basketball team to get back on the court.
Basketball wasn’t the story. It was Lehigh.
And the Lightning, which had their entire roster available for the Region 6A-3 quarterfinal game at Golden Gate, had looked like the superior team for stretches, even building up a 12-point lead early in the third quarter.
But the Titans, as all teams do, made two runs. And the Lightning couldn’t stop them.
Capitalizing on an injury to starting point guard Stef’An Strawder, Golden Gate chipped away at the game in the second half, eventually using a last-second shot by Derick Charles to claim a 68-66 victory, ending the Lightning’s hopes of a third straight trip to the Region 6A-3 final and the promise of a state playoff appearance.
But within 9 minutes on Thursday, Lehigh lost Strawder to a hip injury after a drive through the lane.
He tried twice to get back on the court, forcing two long 3-pointers in his short minutes back on the court. But he was ruled out with 2:55 left in the third quarter.
“It started hurting more and more, so I just had to go out,” he said. “It was disappointing to me. I wanted to be out there to help my team win.”