East Lee County High School 2014 Graduation Click Here to see photos
Students at Veterans Park Academy for the Arts will be hosting a pet food drive for their second year.
The drive runs from Monday, May 12 through Friday, May 16.
Last year, students collected 2500 pounds of food and supplies for Gulf Coast Humane Society. They aim to do it again this year. This time, supplies will be divided between Love is Fur Ever Pet Rescue and Gulf Coast Humane Society.
Cardiopulmonary arrest is a current national epidemic with significantly greater prevalence in populations like Lehigh. In regards to CPR, it is universally understood that attempting any intervention in response to a cardiac arrest is far better than doing nothing. Non-response as a bystander is essentially a death sentence for the victim.
Project Community Valor is a non-profit program focused to provide lifesaving CPR and AED training to high school students: a population that is physically capable and universally mobile within their community. Founded and implemented by 3 Nova Southeastern University Physician Assistant students (Erik Ridgway, Sutton Spence, and Will Stout), Project Community Valor was a huge success at East Lee County High School this past month! 200+ students were trained and students that completed training earned American Heart Association® certification with a 98% pass rate (some of the students are pictured below).
The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools will host a luncheon on Monday, May 5th, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at Broadway Palm Dinner Theater to celebrate the Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program’s 2014 graduating class. A class of 32 seniors will be awarded four-year college tuition scholarships, with a value of more than $470,000, through The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools’ Take Stock in Children Program.
“These students have demonstrated through hard work, determination, and a positive vision for the future, that they deserve the applause of the community,” says Marshall T. Bower, President & CEO of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. “They have reached a milestone in their lives… graduation from high school, and they are well-prepared for the next stepping stone toward a bright future, college!”
Friday morning, Governor Rick Scott announced $3.5 million in state funding for high achieving schools in the Lee County School District.
VARSITY LAKES MIDDLE SCHOOL received $97,392 and VETERANS PARK ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS received $140,900 funding coming from Florida Lottery money, the schools will decide how to spend it, but much of it will go toward staff bonuses.
“It all pushes out to the schools. It benefits the morale of the people that get the extra money,” said superintendent, Dr. Nancy Graham.
The money is awarded based on improved student performance on FCAT exams. Schools that raised their overall school grade or maintained an ‘A’ are eligible.
School leaders credit hard work of teachers and students.
Join the students of Lehigh Senior High School Center for the Arts for the thrilling tale of Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street. Set in 19th century England, the musical tells the story of Benjamin Barker, aka Sweeney Todd, who returns to London after 15 years’ transportation on trumped-up charges. When he finds out that his wife poisoned herself after being raped by the judge who transported him, he vows revenge on the judge and, later, other people too. He teams up with a piemaker, Mrs. Lovett, and opens a barbershop in which he slits the throats of customers and has them baked into pies.
Tickets are $5 students, $7 adults Shows are Wednesday 16th, Thursday 17th, & Saturday at 19th at 6:30 pm, doors open at 6 pm.
*Note: there is no show Friday April 18th.
Faculty, staff and students “ham it up” at Lehigh Acres Middle School (LAMS) Night at McDonald’s Restaurant on Homestead Road in Lehigh Acres. The night serves as a fund-raiser from 5:00-8:00pm for the school as a portion of the proceeds from sales go directly to the school. LAMS is very appreciative to have McDonalds as a partner in the community.
The Jag Kart had a top speed was 12 mph. Not bad for only a week and a half of fabrication and testing. The unofficial placing of our solar cart was 7th out of 11 teams. We did manage for finish the first race!!
The students who participated in the program were: Moshe Acevedo, Jessy Cowart, Elizabet Paez, David Sorrels and Rogelio Jaimes
Special thanks to Ms. Martin and the Jags 21 program for supporting this project; Mr. Gibson and the automotive academy for helping out, and Mr. Filler and the welding academy.
East Lee will continue to participate in the competition in the future. If you would like to sponsor the kart please let the school know.
The Lehigh Acres Middle School “Challenger” Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society welcomes forty-four new members.
These students are leaders not only academically at school, but also as good citizens and leaders throughout the community, the county and even the state. The National Junior honor Society is a way of recognizing some of these excellent students.
The National Honor Society is one of the oldest and most prestigious organizations whose purpose is to recognize outstanding young people in our nation’s junior and senior high schools. Its standards are quite stringent and require excellence in five distinct areas: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Character and Citizenship.
LAMS congratulates these outstanding students.
The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools and The School District of Lee County will present a STEMtastic Showcase on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Lee County Public Education Center, 2855 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33966. In an effort to introduce students and their parents to the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), students in grades K-12 will have the opportunity to visit hands-on exhibits, meet local scientists, and engage in STEM activities. Last year, more than 2,000 students attended the showcase with their parents.