*** ATTENTION *** Lee County Schools Open Friday
All Lee County Public Schools and Offices will be open Friday pending any major changes in Hurricane Matthew’s path.
In addition, all extracurricular activities on Friday will continue as planned.
The LCSD continues to work closely with Lee County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service to monitor the movement and potential impacts of Hurricane Matthew.
The District will continue to provide updates as needed.
G. Weaver Hipps Elem is one of more than 20 in Lee County to embrace the “Leader in Me” movement, which school Principal Aida Saldivar emphasized is not a curriculum.
“Leader in Me” is based on the principles of Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” and it promotes the habits in a kid-friendly format.
Begin with the end in mind
Put first things first
Leader in Me classes will begin Monday, September 12th at Lehigh Acres Middle School. The school wide elective allows teachers and students to develop a bond that will help students to become a better scholar. LAMS has built in a 40 minute Leader in Me time span between 4th and 5th periods of the school day.
During this time, students will meet their designated teacher where they will be mentored and coached. They will review grades, attendance, discipline and student goals. Weeks will alternate between a mentorship class and clubs that will be chosen collectively by students. The program is under the direction of Assistant Principal Joseph Restino and coordinated by Reading Teacher, Erin Justice. Additional information about the program can be accessed at the Leader in Me website: LHM.leeschools.net.
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.