Tots and Technology

October 27, 2015

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, by the time a child reaches high school, they are averaging 7 hours of electronic media screen time a day. This includes televisions, computers and phones. However, students at Early Childhood Learning Services are having their screen time limited with hands-on activities.

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Featured Schools:

  • Trafalgar Elementary School
  • Gulf Middle School
  • East Lee County High School
  • Lee Schools TV
  • Fort Myers Middle Academy
  • Gulf Elementary School
  • Lehigh Senior High School
  • Hancock Creek Elementary School
  • Cypress Lake High School

Featured Schools:

  • Lee Virtual School
  • Tortuga Preserve Elementary School
  • North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts
  • Fort Myers Technical College
  • Island Coast High School 
  • Challenger Middle School
  • Skyline Elementary School
  • North Fort Myers High School
  • Spring Creek Elementary School

Teaching Success

October 9, 2015

Graduating high school is a goal that most, if not all, students strive for. At Lehigh Senior High School, an entire class has been devoted to helping students reach that goal.
Keaton Koselke is a Senior at Mariner High School and a member of the 2015 New-Press All-Area Wrestling Team.
Keaton has a 4.06 GPA and in the final process of attending the Air Force Academy in Colorado.
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Featured Schools:
  • Manatee Elementary School
  • Riverdale High School
  • Lehigh Acres Middle School
  • Orange River Elementary School
  • Estero High School
  • Varsity Lakes Middle School
  • Orangewood Elementary School
  • Ida S. Baker High School
  • Franklin Park Elementary School

CURRENTLee Episode 42

October 1, 2015

CURRENTLee is a completely student-produced news magazine show focusing on the unique people and events in the Lee County School District. This episode, we're at Estero High School showcasing some great stories around the District. If you would like to feature your school or have any story ideas please email the CURRENTLee crew at [email protected] A big thanks to Estero High School for hosting us this episode!

In 2014, CURRENTLee was awarded Best Student Produced Newscast by the Suncoast National Academy of Television, Arts and Science for the third consecutive year. This was one of seven (7) Awards for Excellence (student Emmy’s) presented to the students who produce CURRENTLee as well as other programming for the Lee County School District Channel.

Backwards Design

September 29, 2015

Lee Schools TV student intern Paige Renyhart shows us how the school district is educating students beginning with the end in mind.
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Featured Schools:
  • Pine Island Elementary School
  • North Fort Myers High School
  • Caloosa Middle School
  • The Alva School
  • J. Colin English Elementary School
  • North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts
  • Fort Myers Technical College
  • Heights Elementary School
  • Lee Virtual School

Tanglewood Elementary School is thrilled to unveil its new Outdoor Classroom with a ribbon-cutting celebration. The event marks the culmination of three years of planning, fundraising and construction. Guests and students in attendance will be treated to an introductory walk through highlighting key features of this innovative learning environment, hosted by designer Jon Romine, Principal-Director of Landscape Architecture at EnSite, Inc.

The community effort, has transformed a small garden plot into a full outdoor classroom. Fundraising efforts by the school’s PTA (Parent Teacher Association), in partnership with the local business community, raised nearly $40,000 over three years for the new outdoor space.

The outdoor classroom creates multi-sensory learning experiences for students in every discipline and grade at the school. Topics like filtration, water cycles, natural world inspired art and music, Florida friendly plants, and urban heat islands will come alive for students. During harvest season later this year, students will also be able to taste the healthy results of their efforts in the vegetable and herb plots.