Schools in Lehigh Acres are gearing up to celebrate Veterans Day and the sacrifices our military personnel have made to ensure our nation’s freedoms. Our students, staff and schools will be participating in the following programs, celebrations, parades and events:
The Color Guard from East Lee County High School will be participating in Veterans Day events on the campuses of G. Weaver Hipps Elementary (8:00 a.m., November 10th) and Sunshine Elementary (5:30 p.m., November 10th). On Veterans Day, the school’s JROTC program will support a 5K Run on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University. SFC Roseberry and 20 cadets will run in the race. The cadets will run in support of the Wounded Warrior Project, which assists wounded veterans transition back to civilian life.
Lehigh Acres Middle School is pleased to announce that Reiann Anderson, Abigail Cesar, Bryanna Maurer, and Faith Roberts were selected to sing with the Lee County Middle School Honors Chorus. This chorus is comprised of the top vocal music students in the School District of Lee County. The performance will be on Wednesday, November 4th at 7:00 pm at South Fort Myers High School on Plantation Road. Admission is free.
East Lee County HS Shows Spirit During Home Coming
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Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying yet another individual who made a bomb threat at a Lee County high school.
This morning around 8:30 a.m. school officials at East Lee County High School, 715 Thomas Sherwin Ave., Lehigh Acres, were notified that an unknown individual had left a written message on a partition in the boy’s bathroom that there was a bomb in the school. Administrators quickly evacuated more than 1,500 students, while Lee County deputies searched the building for any suspicious packages. Once the building was cleared, students were allowed back inside the building to resume their day.
The National Junior Honor Society at Lehigh Acres Middle School is actively involved in the Lee County Adopt-A-Road Program. Recently NJHS members at the school spent a Saturday Morning cleaning up trash and debris along a stretch of Homestead Road. Many on-lookers honked their horns as they passed by in recognition with some offering water to the students. The event was coordinated by Ms. Elizabeth Salmon, Reading Teacher and sponsor of the schools National Junior Honor Society. Good things are happening at Lehigh Acres Middle School.
Lehigh Acres Middle School is pleased to announce it will be holding a 6th Grade Academy Open House on Tuesday, October 13th. The open house will provide an opportunity for parents to meet with 6th Grade teachers, learn more about Chromebooks and participate in a scavenger hunt throughout the Academy.
The Lehigh Acres Middle School Theater and Chorus departments will be putting on their annual dinner theater show on Friday, October 16th at 6:00 PM. Tickets will be sold for $8, and the audience will receive a dinner roll, salad, spaghetti dinner, dessert, and a drink of either lemonade, water, or tea. After dinner, the audience will enjoy Broadway and Pop selections by the chorus and melodrama performance from the theater students. The public is welcome to join us in our fun filled night of “rags to riches” as we go Way, Way Off Broadway.
The American Heart Association of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce the nonprofit organization received $26,000 in bequests to provide CPR in Schools Training Kits™ to both Lee County Middle and High School students.
“Nationally, each hour 38 people experience a cardiac arrest outside of the hospital setting and, tragically, nine out of 10 will not survive,” explains Cindy Brown, Vice President of Patient Care Services at HealthPark Medical Center and Board Chairwoman of the American Heart Association local Chairman’s Board. “The simple act of performing CPR can double or triple survival rates. By teaching every child these basic skills, we’re creating a generation of lifesavers that can truly transform our community.”
The Lee County School Board will vote Tuesday night on whether to remove Superintendent Nancy Graham effective immediately.
If the board votes to release Graham, they are expected to appoint Dr. Greg Atkins.
Graham put in her resignation last week, saying she wants to stay on the board until December 21, but it appears that may not happen.
The school board will meet Tuesday afternoon to discuss how to move forward after Graham’s resignation. Three school board members confirm they’ll vote to remove Graham immediately.
Those three votes could be enough to remove Graham from the position, then board members would appoint an interim superintendent. If the board votes to remove Graham immediately, she will still be paid until her official resignation date in December.
While Graham’s sudden resignation was a shock to many, it comes amid criticism of how she handled situations involving bullying and cheating.
The board will meet first at 1:30 p.m. then again Tuesday night at 6 p.m. to vote.
Lehigh Acres Middle School Principal Neketa Watson welcomed teachers, staff and students to the school as the new school year began on August 24, 2015. Mrs. Watson enters her second year as school Principal and asked teachers and students to sail away with her on a voyage to make Lehigh Acres Middle School the number one middle school in the East Zone.
When a little under 1200 students walked through the doors on opening day they saw many positive changes occurred at the school over the summer. New signs identified the school’s nationally recognized Cambridge Academic Program, Leader in Me and Avid Programs, and new this year is the 6th Grade Academy located in its own area of the building. “We are excited about this year Mrs. Watson stated”. There is a lot of excitement at the school and it is easy to see why Lehigh Acres Middle School is well on its voyage to reach its destination as the #1 middle school in the East Zone.