Lehigh Senior High School graduates 399 seniors at Lee County Civic Center
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East Lee County High School graduates 380 seniors at Lee County Civic Center
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The Miami Dolphins completed their annual Southwest Florida trip with a visit to Tortuga Preserve Elementary School in Lehigh Acres for the Gatorade Junior Training Camp (JTC). Nearly 500 students participated in the event, which consisted of football drills and life lessons.
“It’s great because the Dolphins are showing the students of the community about reading and making education a priority,” Tortuga Preserve Assistant Principal Elizabeth Feliciano said. “It’s nice to see the adults of that profession giving back to the kids. It’s very important and beautiful to see.”
Newsweek magazine recently released their list of America’s Best High Schools for 2013, giving a Lee County high school cause for celebration. Riverdale High School made the cut for this impressive list. To determine a school’s rank and inclusion on the list, Newsweek evaluated schools based on six components: graduation rate, college acceptance rate, the number of AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student, average SAT/ACT scores, average AP/IB/AICE scores, and percent of students enrolled in at least one AP/IB/AICE course. Out of just 2,000 schools included nationwide, Riverdale High School is ranked number 1969. (more…)
Varsity Lakes Middle School captured the Lee County middle school girls’ team championship by scoring 203 points which was 87 points above the second-place team, on April 30 at Fort Myers High. (more…)
Riverdale Wrestling Team’s “Raise the Roof ” Rummage Sale
When: Saturday May 11, 2013
8am – 4pm
Where: Riverdale High School
2600 Buckingham Rd
Fort Myers, FL 33905
All proceeds will be used to help put a roof on Riverdale’s new wrestling building.
Come enjoy a great day of shopping and BBQ while supporting a great bunch of kids!!!
Want to donate items for our sale? Call: (239) 340-9460
For more info visit our website at: www.riverdalewrestling.com
East County Water Control District hosted environmental education program with the Third-graders at Tortuga Preserve Elementary School. The project, Clean Water, Clear Conscience Rain Barrel Design Contest, helps students in Tortuga Preserve learn about the importance of water conservation. (more…)
Lee County Public Schools is pleased to announce that several of our schools have been awarded grants through the Tanger Outlets’ TangerKIDS grants program. The TangerKIDS grants program is designed to assist schools by providing grants for special projects, needed programs or equipment. Schools were required to submit their project ideas to the TangerKIDS program. The Tanger-appointed grant committee reviewed all requests and selected which schools would receive funding for their projects and ideas for the 2013–2014 school year. Grants were awarded based on need and program/project scope. This year, four of our schools were chosen to receive grants:
Harns Marsh Elementary School –Butterfly Garden Project $1,000
Gulf Middle School – Hands on History Project $550
Colonial Elementary School – The Science of Life Project $950
Cypress Lake Middle School – Robotics Exploratory Class $1,000
Nearly two years later the shell of that building still stands, incomplete.
Rumors surfaced this month that the Lee County School District would destroy the project if it were not completed by June 1.
Riverdale assistant principal Ed Mathews put those rumors to rest, but he did indicate that the program does need to raise the rest of the $63,000 by June 1.
Riverdale coach Kris Heyward guided the Raiders to Class A state championships in 2008 and 2009. He spearheaded the project from its inception. (more…)
The Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Science & Engineering Fair State Finalists did an outstanding job representing our regional in Lakeland. Twenty eight students presented their research projects and twenty five students received recognition through category place awards or special awards of cash. Eleanor Keys an 8th grade student from LA Ainger Middle (Charlotte County Schools) placed first in the Botany Category. Eleanor was also selected as the Junior Best of Fair in our fair.
|Jared||Bivens||Charlotte Academy M.|
|Jay||Chandar||Canterbury M.||Third Place|
|Tarini||Chandok||Ft. Myers H.||Fourth Place|
|Travis||Edwards||Riverdale H.||Third Place|
|Kelsey||Hansen||LA Ainger M.||J.T. Malesky Award – $50. cash|
|Natalie||Henning||Canterbury H.||Honorable Mention|
|Paul||Hill||Caloosa M.||Fourth Place|
|Jethro||Ignacio||Dunbar M.||Fourth Place|
|Eleanor||Keys||LA Ainger M.||First Place|
|Sarah||Lown||LA Ainger M.|
|Emily||McIltrot||St. Francis Xavier M.||Honorable Mention|
|Simon||Negin||Canterbury M.||Fourth Place|
|Madison||Noall||Canterbury H.||Honorable Mention|
|Angelique||Noles||Port Charlotte H.||Fourth Place|
|Jack||Norleans||Ft. Myers H.||Second Place|
|Suhas||Penukonda||Canterbury H.||Fourth Place|
|Amanda||Podlasek||Canterbury H.||Sierra Club Florida – Cantwell Award – $50.|
|Derrick||Robles||N. Ft. Myers Academy M.|
|Ally||Schaerf||St. Michael Lutheran M.||FL. Association of Science Teachers (FAST) – $50. cash & certificate|
|Steven||Schwartz||Canterbury H.||Fourth Place|
|Carver||Sorensen||Canterbury H.||Honorable Mention|
|Nick||Thompson||Canterbury H.||Honorable Mention|
|Katie||Thorp||Ft. Myers H.||FL. Association for Water Quality Control – $125. cash|
|Hayden||Wilder||Murdock M.||Third Place|