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In preparation for the School District of Lee County’s Student Assignment enrollment period, the District’s middle and high schools will host open houses to provide parents and students an opportunity to explore their campuses.
The application period for Student Assignment runs from January 22 through March 23, 2018. Parents and students are encouraged to visit schools in their zones before ranking their school choices on their applications.
For a list of open house dates and times, please click here: www.leeschools.net/open-houses.
Lehigh Senior High School is proud to announce they have been recognized as the largest JROTC program in the United States with a total of 923 students participating in JROTC.
November 10, 2017, the JROTC cadets, students and staff are honoring veterans in a special celebration.
The event took place at the school.
The JROTC cadets marched, and the attendees will enjoy music from the Lehigh Senior High marching band, the chorus.
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Do the Right Thing Awards – honesty, integrity, positive decision making and heroism were recognized during the Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s “Do The Right Thing” awards ceremony.
- Veronica Govea, of Fort Myers, a 10th-grader at Lehigh Senior High School
- Dalissi Nunez-Guevara, of Fort Myers, a ninth-grader at Riverdale High School
- Rhimaya Jiro, of Lehigh Acres, a fifth-grader at G. Weaver Hipps Elementary School
- Katrina Ludwig, of Fort Myers, a fourth-grader at River Hall Elementary School (more…)
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Today, Congressman Francis Rooney met with District Administrators, Principals, teachers and staff of the Lee County School District to recognize them for their service during Hurricane Irma.
“I thank the teachers, staff, and members of the Lee County School District for their dedication during and following Hurricane Irma. During the storm, their volunteer efforts in staffing area shelters were invaluable. As our community rebuilds, it is reassuring to know we have hard-working community leaders devoted to our students. In appreciation of their efforts, I presented the Lee County School Board with a painting by cherished local artist, Leoma Lovegrove.”
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KaBOOM! Is the national non-profit dedicated to ensuring that all kids get a childhood filled with the balanced and active play needed to thrive.
Lehigh Elementary will receive a grant through KaBoom but the school to match the dollars to do the project at the school.
This project is designed to allow all children access to playground equipment (swings specifically) that meets children’s physical needs. Our students are guaranteed 20 minutes daily of recess, however, we have several children that have special needs and are unable to safely utilize the current playground. We are working hard to provide all children the ability to play with their peers and not just simply watch from a distance.
The school was setup a go fund me account at https://www.gofundme.com/fun-for-all-kaboom-grant they need to raise $12,000 dollars
Riverdale High School’s JROTC Leadership Team who placed 13th at the National All-Services JROTC Academic and Leadership Bowl
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Congratulations to Riverdale High School’s JROTC Leadership Team who placed 13th at the National All-Services JROTC Academic and Leadership Bowl (JLAB) Competition in Washington DC.
The top 40 teams from around the country qualified for the JLAB finals from more than 1200 teams that began the competition in November 2016. The competition was held at the Catholic University in Washington D.C. from June 23 to the 27th.
Finalists received an all-expense paid trip to the nation’s capital to participate in the face to face portion of the competition.
In addition to the competition, the trip included a meeting with Representative Francis Rooney and tours of the Pentagon, the Smithsonian Museum and visits to Memorials along the National Mall.
The JROTC Leadership & Academic Bowl (JLAB) is a nationally recognized competition created exclusively for JROTC students. By participating, cadets learn the values of citizenship, academic competition, and college opportunity.
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A team from Tortuge Preserve Elementary school won 3rd place and $3000 for the second time in a row in the Healthy Wage competition hosted by our Employee Wellness Program, Active LEE. Congratulations to the Heavy Hitters!
Left to Right: Assistant Principal DeAdra, Valarie, Aaron, Katie, Michael, Onie and Assistant Principal Amy Bobak.
Healthy wage is an online weight-loss competition brought to the district in 2014. It is a partnership in which the School District of Lee County collaborates with other local companies, school districts, and city groups to have a Southwest Florida Showdown. (more…)
Between AVID students and the Athletes at ELCHS they had 50 seniors who have signed or committed to attend a College / University. Here is the list of schools:
- Florida College
- University of Florida
- Florida Southwestern State College
- University of Central Florida
- San Diego Mesa
And the total dollar amount of scholarship money received up to this point is over $200,000
Lehigh Senior High School hosted its Academic Signing Day – Seven senior athletes who plan to continue their education will sign letters of intent to attend Ohio Wesleyan University and Anderson University. Over $300,000 in scholarship money will be awarded
Ohio Wesleyan University D’Marquise Collins and Chad Sykes
Anderson University (IN) Demontae Hart, Arthur Nance, Jacquez Brown, Shannon Blue and Jalane Nelson