By East Lee County Today Staff
On Friday, December 12, 2014, East Lee County High School (ELCHS), home of the East Lee Leadership Academy (ELLA), dedicated its recently completed outdoor training complex. The ELLA Training Complex includes a 65-ft rappel tower, a covered outdoor classroom, and an enclosed marksmanship range. The purpose of the tower is to train JROTC cadets to rappel, climb the rock wall, and use the zip line. Cadets will demonstrate use of the tower and the marksmanship range. Speakers included: Cadet LTC Hanna Peterson, ELCHS Principal, Brian Mangan and JROTC Director of Instruction for Lee County Schools, Thomas Madigan, LTC(ret.)
East Lee County High School (ELCHS), home of the East Lee Leadership Academy (ELLA), dedicated its recently completed outdoor training complex. The ELLA Training Complex includes a 65-ft rappel tower, a covered outdoor classroom, and an enclosed marksmanship range. The purpose of the tower is to develop personal courage within JROTC cadets. They have to face and overcome their fears when they learn to rappel, climb the rock wall, and use the zip line. Cadets and Lee County school staff demonstrated the use of the tower and the marksmanship range. The invited guest speakers include: ELCHS Principal, Brian Mangan, JROTC Director of Instruction for Lee County Schools, Thomas Madigan, LTC (ret). East Lee County High School is located at: 715 Thomas Sherwin Ave., Lehigh Acres FL 33974. (photos of the event click here)
The Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce held their General Member Luncheon at East Lee County High School on Tuesday, December 3. These local business and community leaders had the opportunity to tour the High School and learn about the programs and opportunities available to the students. (Video done by ELCHS students.)
Lehigh Acres Middle School is pleased to announce its Music Department under the direction of Ms. Catherine May has announced dates for their upcoming performances.
The Band will play in concert on Thursday, December 4th at 6:00 pm at the school. The Chorus Concert is scheduled for Tuesday, December 16th at 6:00 pm also at the school. Both concerts are free to all.
Earth Rangers at Lehigh Elementary making their school beautiful.
Lehigh Senior HS vs East Lee County HS Click here to see other photos
SCORE: LEHIGH SENIOR 44 EAST LEE COUNTY 2
PLAYERS OF THE GAME AWARDS:
LEHIGH: MALIK DOUGLAS # 28 WIDE RECEIVER
EAST LEE: FREDDIE JOHNSON # 7 WIDE RECEIVER
LEHIGH: ANDRE THOMAS-COB #1 SAFETY
EAST LEE: LEEJAY SPENCER # 4 TACKLE
OUTSTANDING SENIOR STUDENT/ATHLETE AWARDS & RECIPIANTS OF THE
KIWANIS CLUB OF LEHIGH ACRES $2,000.00 COLLAGE SCHOLARSHIPS:
LEHIGH: JOHN HAUGABOOK # 51 OFFENSIVE & DEFENSIVE LINEMAN
EAST LEE: URIAH MCGLONE # 61 OFFENSIVE & DEFENSIVE LINEMAN
Iron Chef Winner Lehigh Senior
Lehigh Acres Middle School is pleased to announce Homecoming Week, October 21-24, 2014. The theme for the week is “A Creepy Carnival”
A door decorating contest will be held during the week as well as the following Dress-up Days:
Twin Day Tuesday: (Students can dress exactly alike)
Wacky Wednesday: (Students dress up in mismatch outfits)
Pajama Day Thursday (Students are permitted to wear pajamas, but bedrooms slippers not permitted)
Friday “Bruin” Spirit Day’ (Students wear their school colors)
The week ends with a homecoming dance in the school gymnasium on Friday evening October 24th.
Lehigh Acres needs another high school, but the questions is — where will it go?
There are currently two high schools Lehigh Acres; Lehigh Senior HS and East Lee County HS, but increased growth show it’s time to build a new high school to accommodate the number of students in east Lee County
“They are close to capacity, both those schools are in the range of 18 to 1,900 students,” said a Lee County School District Spokesperson.
The school district owns property throughout Lehigh Acres.
The district wants to have the high school built by 2017 or 2018, but the price tag is high $50 million dollars.
“It includes the grounds, the football fields, the stadiums and all the facilities you need to house 2,000 high school students.”
Transportation and safety is key in choosing the right location.
The school board has from now until next summer to determine the next site for the Lehigh Acres High School. As far as where the money comes from, that has yet to be determined.
Lehigh Senior High School Student Named In Semifinalists In 60th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program
Officials with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recently announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately 1.4 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. Lehigh Acres is home to the following Semifinalists this year:
|Christian Dimaculangan||Lehigh Senior High School|