Out of the 51 schools in Lee County that received the FDOE recognition award money six Lehigh Acres schools received over $693,000.
At Harns Marsh Elementary School today, Governor Rick Scott presented 51 schools in Lee County with $4.2 million in school recognition funding. Governor Scott announced last week the distribution of more than $124 million in School Recognition Program funding this year to Florida’s high performing schools across the state based on sustained or significantly improved student achievement.
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|G. WEAVER HIPPS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL||
|HARNS MARSH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL||
|HARNS MARSH MIDDLE SCHOOL||
|VARSITY LAKES MIDDLE SCHOOL||
|VETERANS PARK ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS||
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Governor Scott said, “I am proud to present more than $4 million in school recognition funding to Lee County schools today and recognize their achievements. By providing this funding, we are helping our schools continue to prepare our students for success. We know that a good job starts with a great education, and we will keep working to make Florida’s education system the best in the nation by proposing the highest level of per student funding in Florida’s history this year.”
Lee County Schools Superintendent Nancy Graham said, “We are grateful to Governor Scott for his visit today to highlight the exciting success of the Lee County School District. Our school-based staff — teachers and support personnel – work hard each day to ensure that every student achieves his or her highest potential. This funding will help us continue that mission and become a world-class school system.”
Lehigh Acres Middle School Nurse Gabby Camarda teaches a CPR class to students at the school. Pictured is Nurse Camarda with students from an Avid Class. Students will be certified in CPR procedures when they complete the training.
Riverdale High School (RHS) performed well at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) District Leadership Conference, held last week in LaBelle. 55 RHS students participated in the competition, which brought together FBLA chapters from the fivecounty area. Advisors Ileane Flores and Ryan White (former FBLA president/RHS graduate) coached the Riverdale team. Riverdale stole the show, finishing with 28 first place wins, nine second place wins and 12 third place wins. Riverdale also won the coveted “Chapter of the Year” and “Largest Chapter” awards for the eighth year. Riverdale’s FBLA chapter has 85 members. The students will move on to represent Riverdale High School and Lee County at the FBLA State Leadership Conference, scheduled for next month in Orlando.
The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools recently announced the top 31 finalists in the Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program. The teachers who rank very highly in the selection process and round out the top 100 recognized applicants are given the honorable title of Teachers of Distinction. These esteemed educators will be invited to attend the Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Banquet and the Golden Apple Social where they will be honored for the quality and dedication they each bring to the classroom.
The 2014-2015 Teachers of Distinction in the Lehigh Acres area are: (more…)
The Foundation for Lee County
Public Schools Announces the Finalists in the Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program
The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools is very pleased to announce our top 31 finalists in the Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program™ for 2014-2015. With more than 2,000 nominations received, of which 261 educators completed the application, The Foundation’s 12-member selection committee had the arduous task of narrowing down the top 31 teachers. We thank all the teachers who were nominated and who applied for this special distinction.
The finalists from Lehigh Acres schools are: (more…)
The Student Assignment Open Enrollment Period for the 2015-2016 school year began today and will run through Friday, March 27, 2015. The Open Enrollment Period is for:
- Any student entering Kindergarten, 6th or 9th Grade
- Students who are new to the District
In addition, students currently enrolled in a school may participate if they want to change schools next year.
On Thursday, January 15, pre-printed applications were mailed to parents of Pre-K students attending Lee County Public Schools who are eligible for kindergarten for 2015-2016, as well as current fifth- and eighth-grade students who currently attend a Lee County Public School.