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Amanecer Elementary will be the District’s first Cambridge Primary Center
Amanecer Elementary will be the District’s first Cambridge Primary Center
12/06/2022
As a Cambridge Primary Center, the school will provide Cambridge curriculum to help students develop deep subject knowledge, conceptual understanding and higher order thinking skills.
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District Honors School Related Employee of the Year
District Honors School Related Employee of the Year
12/06/2022
Congratulations, James Busscher has been selected as the 2023 School Related Employee of the Year. Busscher is the Building Supervisor at Franklin Park Elementary School.
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Technical Colleges Rank 2nd in Florida for Post-Secondary Industry Certifications
Technical Colleges Rank 2nd in Florida for Post-Secondary Industry Certifications
12/05/2022
Fort Myers Technical College, Cape Coral Technical College and the Southwest Florida Public Service Academy awarded 685 Industry Certifications in the 2021-2022 school year.
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School District Selects Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year
School District Selects Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year
11/29/2022
We are excited to announce that Brandy Macchia (Ray V. Pottorf Elementary) is the 2023 Principal of the Year and Dr. Joseph Restino (Harns Marsh Middle) is the 2023 Assistant Principal of the Year.
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Superintendent Thanksgiving Message
Superintendent Thanksgiving Message
11/23/2022
Our world was turned upside down seven weeks ago when Hurricane Ian made landfall on our coast. But today we are still standing, rebuilding our lives and growing stronger as a community.
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District Wins - November 23, 2022
District Wins - November 23, 2022
11/23/2022
It was a touching moment at Gateway Elementary School, as students surprised their classmate with a very special visitor. Check out this heartwarming moment and other exceptional events that we'd like to share in a brand new edition of District Wins!
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A Special Message of Thanks
A Special Message of Thanks
11/22/2022
Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, to the following school districts for all they did for us after Hurricane Ian.
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JROTC Veterans Recognition Ceremony
JROTC Veterans Recognition Ceremony
11/21/2022
JROTC cadets show their appreciation to veterans by holding a ceremony at the District's main office.
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Governor Desantis presenting checks to Fort Myers Tech and Cape Coral Tech administrators
Fort Myers and Cape Coral Technical Colleges Receive Workforce Development Grants
11/18/2022
The grant provides two years of seed funding to hire instructors for the programs as well as purchase the necessary fixtures, tools and equipment.
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District Wins - November 18, 2022
District Wins - November 18, 2022
11/18/2022
The top STEM students at Dunbar High School just held their Annual Business Partner Breakfast, dazzling everyone with robotics, drones, and internships. Check out this spectacular event and other special moments that we'd like to share in the newest edition of District Wins!
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Pine Island Elementary Staff and Students Return
Pine Island Elementary Staff and Students Return
11/12/2022
Pine Island Elementary principal Dr. Thomas Millins talks about his staff and students returning to their building as the community around them rebuilds after Hurricane Ian.
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District Wins - November 11, 2022
District Wins - November 11, 2022
11/11/2022
Our AVID students at Oak Hammock Middle School were helping local residents still recovering from Hurricane Ian. Take a look at what these warmhearted students did, along with other exceptional moments that we'd like to share in the newest edition of District Wins!
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Students Celebrate National Farm to School Month with a Crunch
Students Celebrate National Farm to School Month with a Crunch
11/09/2022
Students learned about Florida agriculture and the benefits of consuming local fruits and vegetables. Then they simultaneously taste tested Florida-grown Carambola (Starfruit).
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Podcast Ep. 58: Michael Ramirez on Hurricane Ian
Podcast Ep. 58: Michael Ramirez on Hurricane Ian
11/06/2022
The Lee Schools TV Podcast sits down with the school district's Chief of Staff, Michael Ramirez, to discuss the decision-making process behind schools reopening after the hurricane.
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A Message from the Superintendent - November 4, 2022
A Message from the Superintendent - November 4, 2022
11/05/2022
We have taken some important steps in our continued recovery from Hurricane Ian. Please watch this video message from Superintendent Dr. Christopher Bernier.
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District Wins - November 4, 2022
District Wins - November 4, 2022
11/04/2022
Lee County School Board Members Debbie Jordan and Mary Fischer surprised the students at Tropic Isles Elementary School. Enjoy this uplifting story and other special moments that we'd like to share in the very latest edition of District Wins!
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Teachers See Damaged Classrooms for the First Time
Teachers See Damaged Classrooms for the First Time
11/02/2022
It was an emotional return to campus as teachers and staff at Hector A. Cafferata, Jr. Elementary were given the chance to see their damaged school and classrooms for the first time since Hurricane Ian devastated the building.
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District Wins - October 29, 2022
District Wins - October 29, 2022
10/31/2022
The students at Edgewood Academy were recently surprised with books and basketballs upon returning to school. Learn more about this heartwarming donation, and other remarkable moments that we'd like to share in a brand new edition of District Wins!
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Cypress Lake High School Student has Guest Starring Role on “Yellowstone”
Cypress Lake High School Student has Guest Starring Role on “Yellowstone”
10/31/2022
Cypress Lake High School junior Orli Gottesman has a guest starring role as Halie, girlfriend to the character Carter.
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Mariner High School JROTC Cadets Respond to Hurricane Ian
Mariner High School JROTC Cadets Respond to Hurricane Ian
10/28/2022
The day after Hurricane Ian hit, JROTC cadets at Mariner High School jumped into action.
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Hurricane Helpers
Hurricane Helpers
10/28/2022
High school students from across the county are teaming up to help those in need after Hurricane Ian. Video produced by student videojournalist Sophia Cabrera.
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Ten School Administrators Chosen for State Leadership Program
Ten School Administrators Chosen for State Leadership Program
10/27/2022
We are proud to congratulate ten school administrators chosen to take part in the 2022-2023 Florida Collaborative Leadership for All Student’s Success (FL-CLASS) program.
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Forty Schools Chosen as PBIS Model Schools
Forty Schools Chosen as PBIS Model Schools
10/25/2022
We are proud to announce 40 schools have been chosen as PBIS Model Schools by the Florida Department of Education PBIS Project.
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District Wins - October 22, 2022
District Wins - October 22, 2022
10/22/2022
This is our special edition of District Wins, rebuilding from Hurricane Ian.
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Two High Schools School Chosen as 2022 National Banner Unified Champions
Two High Schools School Chosen as 2022 National Banner Unified Champions
10/19/2022
We are proud to announce Fort Myers High School and Mariner High School have been chosen as a 2022 National Banner Unified Champion School through the Special Olympics.
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School Recognition Awards by the FLDOE
School Recognition Awards by the FLDOE
10/18/2022
The School District of Lee County is proud to announce that 18 schools have been awarded School Recognition Awards by the Florida Department of Education.
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Hurricane Ian Emergency Shelter Spotlight: South Fort Myers High School
Hurricane Ian Emergency Shelter Spotlight: South Fort Myers High School
10/17/2022
We visited South Fort Myers High to get a firsthand account of what it's like when a school operates as an emergency hurricane shelter.
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Miami Dolphins Distribution Drive
Miami Dolphins Distribution Drive
10/16/2022
The Miami Dolphins, with the help of the NFL Foundation and Ryan Tax Firm, donated $150,000 worth of food, water, and supplies to families effected by Hurricane Ian!
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School Reopening Update - October 14, 2022
School Reopening Update - October 14, 2022
10/14/2022
We are excited to have already cleared 28 schools to reopen on Monday and Tuesday; and I am proud to announce that we have cleared another 32 schools to reopen.
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Cleaning Up and Building Up The Community
Cleaning Up and Building Up The Community
10/13/2022
There were over 100 volunteers consisting of students and staff, who recently helped Gulf Elementay School clean up the debris left by Hurricane Ian.
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Fall Sports Return to Competition After Hurricane Ian
Fall Sports Return to Competition After Hurricane Ian
10/12/2022
The School District of Lee County is excited to announce that fall sports are returning to action on Thursday, October 13th.
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District Wins - September 26, 2022
District Wins - September 26, 2022
09/26/2022
One dynamic East Lee County High School student just earned a perfect score on the Geometry EOC Assessment, and received personal congratulations from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
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Eight Students Named National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists
09/20/2022
We are excited to announce eight students have been selected as Semifinalists in the 2023 National Merit® Scholarship Program.
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Largest Display of Student Artwork Open to the Public
Largest Display of Student Artwork Open to the Public
09/19/2022
Designs and Dreams of Young Artists XXVIII on September 20, 2022 will showcase the work of more than one hundred students in elementary, middle and high school.
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District Wins - September 12, 2022
District Wins - September 12, 2022
09/12/2022
Recently, every Tice Elementary School student wore a wrist watch reminder note home from school. Find out how this note helped both the students and the parents in our brand new edition of District Wins!
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Students Awarded with Academic Honors from College Board
Students Awarded with Academic Honors from College Board
09/08/2022
Sixty School District of Lee County students have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs.
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College Night 2022
College Night 2022
09/06/2022
High School students interested in furthering their education after graduation can meet more than 100 representatives from colleges, universities and technical schools.
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District Wins - August 26, 2022
District Wins - August 26, 2022
08/26/2022
A nursing instructor from Fort Myers Technical College and Cape Coral Technical College, was just appointed by Gov. DeSantis to the Florida Center for Nursing Board of Directors.
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School District to Hold 4th Annual Vendor Open House
School District to Hold 4th Annual Vendor Open House
08/23/2022
We are hosting its 4th Annual Vendor Open House, an opportunity for interested businesses to learn how to do business with the School District.
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Dunbar High Junior Placed 2nd in the world competition
Dunbar High Junior Placed 2nd in the world competition
08/23/2022
In the last two years, Dunbar High School Junior Andrew Chuang Saladin has made quite a name for himself in the Microsoft Office Specialist Championship series.
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District Wins - August 19, 2022
District Wins - August 19, 2022
08/19/2022
This is a Special Edition of District Wins, as we share some of the exceptional moments of our first day back in school.
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Dr. Bernier Visits the Students at Fort Myers Middle Academy
Dr. Bernier Visits the Students at Fort Myers Middle Academy
08/17/2022
This group of students at Fort Myers Middle Academy received a surprise visit from a special guest on their first day back in school!
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Lehigh Senior High Named Best Buddies International Outstanding High School of the Year
Lehigh Senior High Named Best Buddies International Outstanding High School of the Year
08/16/2022
We are excited to announce that Lehigh Senior High School has been named the Outstanding High School of the year by Best Buddies International.
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Cape Coral High School Announces Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
Cape Coral High School Announces Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
08/15/2022
Cape Coral High School is pleased to announce the members of the inaugural Cape Coral High School Athletic Hall of Fame. The class of 2022 includes one principal, one athletic director, one State Championship team, three contributors, one coach and thirteen student-athletes.
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District Wins - August 15, 2022
District Wins - August 15, 2022
08/15/2022
Teachers at Franklin Park Elementary School were preparing their classrooms for the first day of school, when they received an awesome surprise of supplies and breakfast.
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Military Veterans Teacher Certification Pathway Now Open
Military Veterans Teacher Certification Pathway Now Open
08/12/2022
Effective July 1, Florida will issue a 5-year Temporary Certificate for military veterans who have not yet earned their bachelor's degrees and meet the eligibility.
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District Awarded USDA Farm to School Grant to Expand School Gardens
District Awarded USDA Farm to School Grant to Expand School Gardens
08/11/2022
We are excited to announce it has received a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to support farm to school projects.
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District Wins - August 5, 2022
District Wins - August 5, 2022
08/05/2022
Thanks to an incredible donation to The School District of Lee County, many students in need will have brand new shoes to wear for the upcoming school year!
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Lee County Teachers First Day Back
Lee County Teachers First Day Back
08/03/2022
We recently caught up with two Cape Elementary School Teachers, who were busy preparing their classrooms and themselves for the brand new school year.
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Dunbar High School Math Team Places 5th in the Nation
Dunbar High School Math Team Places 5th in the Nation
07/28/2022
We are proud to announce the Dunbar High School math team finished 5th in the nation at the Mu Alpha Theta National Convention.
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LAMP Renaming Survey
LAMP Renaming Survey
07/27/2022
​Four potential names have been selected as finalists for the new name of the School District’s Lee Adolescent Program (LAMP).
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School Board Approves Administrative Appointments
School Board Approves Administrative Appointments
07/27/2022
The School District of Lee County is proud to announce that the School Board has approved two new administrative appointments that will form part of Superintendent Dr. Christopher Bernier’s cabinet.
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School District of Lee County New Teacher Welcome
School District of Lee County New Teacher Welcome
07/27/2022
Today our new incoming teachers were treated to a warm welcome at the Lee County Public Education Center!
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Mariner High School Teacher is Army JROTC Instructor of the Year
Mariner High School Teacher is Army JROTC Instructor of the Year
07/26/2022
We are proud to announce that Sgt. Major Kim Williams is the 2022 US Army Cadet Command JROTC Army Instructor of the Year. Williams teaches in the Mariner Leadership Academy at Mariner High School.
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Final National Merit Scholarship Program Recipients Announced
Final National Merit Scholarship Program Recipients Announced
07/20/2022
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) just announced the final group of more than 1,200 additional winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities.
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School District Earns 2022 Aetna Workplace Well-being Award
School District Earns 2022 Aetna Workplace Well-being Award
07/19/2022
The School District of Lee County is proud to announce it has received a Making a Difference Gold Level Aetna Workplace Well-being Award.
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Free Breakfast and Lunch Served for 2022-2023 School Year
07/18/2022
Students in our 80 traditional schools and four special centers are automatically eligible for a free breakfast and lunch during the 2022-2023 school year under the Community Eligibility Program.
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Lee County School Board Seeking Advisory Committee Members
Lee County School Board Seeking Advisory Committee Members
07/14/2022
The Lee County School Board is actively searching for members to join their Citizens Advisory Committees. These committees meet on a regular basis to provide input, support and advice to the Board.
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Fort Myers High School Student Elected Governor at Florida Boys State
Fort Myers High School Student Elected Governor at Florida Boys State
07/13/2022
Nearly a dozen students from at least two high schools travelled to Tallahassee in June for the Florida American Legion Boys State Conference and Girls State Conference. Fort Myers High School’s Aum Dhruv was elected Governor at Boys state.
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Dunbar High Student Andrew Chuang Saladin Wins Second Microsoft National Championship
Dunbar High Student Andrew Chuang Saladin Wins Second Microsoft National Championship
07/12/2022
Andrew is the 2022 National Champion for Excel 2016. In 2021 he was the state, national and world champion for PowerPoint 2019. He is Dunbar’s seventh national champion and first to win a national title twice.
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Changes to Head Start Program Make it Easier for Families to Qualify
Changes to Head Start Program Make it Easier for Families to Qualify
07/11/2022
Any family with children currently receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits is considered "income eligible" for the School District of Lee County Head Start Program. This change comes after a recent federal policy change made by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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Florida Department of Education Releases 2022 School Grades
Florida Department of Education Releases 2022 School Grades
07/07/2022
The School District of Lee County (SDLC) has received a B grade, maintaining the grade it has earned since 2014.
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Cape Coral Technical College’s LPN Program Ranked First in Florida
Cape Coral Technical College’s LPN Program Ranked First in Florida
06/23/2022
We are excited to announce that the Practical Nursing program at Cape Coral Technical College has been ranked first in Florida by NursingProcess.org
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June 2022 Half-Cent Sales Tax Update
June 2022 Half-Cent Sales Tax Update
06/21/2022
Here are some of the great things happening in our school district, thanks to the half-cent sales tax increase. Learn more about our upcoming projects and to see how the money is being used.
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District Wins - June 16, 2022
District Wins - June 16, 2022
06/16/2022
It's an honor that many students never receive, but 29 students at Diplomat Middle School did receive theirs. Check out this amazing story and other special summertime moments we'd like to share in a brand new edition of District Wins!
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Cambridge International Formally Recognizes the District as District of The Year
Cambridge International Formally Recognizes the District as District of The Year
06/15/2022
Cambridge International, part of the University of Cambridge and the world's largest provider of international education programs, has officially honored the School District of Lee County with the U.S. District of the Year Award plaque this week during a recognition ceremony at Lee County Public Education Center.
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District Wins - June 10, 2022
District Wins - June 10, 2022
06/10/2022
An Estero High School Art Student recently had her "Leave the Scene Clean" art contest winning effort displayed on the side of a Waste Pro Truck. Meet this phenomenal young artist and some of the other special moments that we'd like to share in a brand new edition of District Wins!
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Free College for Union Members and their Families
Free College for Union Members and their Families
06/10/2022
The School District of Lee County is excited to announce a new opportunity for members of the Teachers Association of Lee County (TALC) and the Support Personnel Association of Lee County (SPALC) and their families to continue their education.
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The Summer Series 2022
The Summer Series 2022
06/09/2022
Academic Services and Professional Development provided many professional learning sessions, Over 1000 Teachers and Administrators came together to collaborate, exchange ideas, and learn!
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School District Seeking Suggestions to Rename Lee Adolescent Mother’s Program
School District Seeking Suggestions to Rename Lee Adolescent Mother’s Program
06/08/2022
The District's Lee Adolescent Mothers' Program (LAMP) is starting the process to rename the program. The current name does not represent all teen parents as the program includes the participation of teenage fathers.
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Summer BreakSpot to Provide Free Breakfast and Lunch
Summer BreakSpot to Provide Free Breakfast and Lunch
06/04/2022
The School District of Lee County is partnering with the Florida’s Summer BreakSpot program to keep children healthy and well-nourished while school is out.
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District Wins - June 3, 2022
District Wins - June 3, 2022
06/03/2022
Two of our Estero High School Seniors were recently presented with $1000 scholarships. Learn how the Estero Community provided them with a Gift of Learning, and other incredible moments that we'd love to share in the newest edition of District Wins!
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Four Dunbar High School Students Win Microsoft State Championships
Four Dunbar High School Students Win Microsoft State Championships
06/03/2022
The School District of Lee County is proud to announce that four Dunbar High School students are 2022 Certiport® Microsoft Office Specialist Florida State Champions.
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Positivity on Wheels
Positivity on Wheels
06/03/2022
Many think that the school day ends when the final bell rings, but these Villas Elementary teachers and students are proving that positive interactions and behavior go far beyond the bus ramp.
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Two More National Merit Scholarship Finalists
Two More National Merit Scholarship Finalists
06/01/2022
Krisha Parikh from Fort Myers High School and Jacob Silver have been awarded college-sponsored merit scholarships.
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School District Honors APPLES Mentor of the Year
School District Honors APPLES Mentor of the Year
05/31/2022
We are proud to congratulate Ana Lamotta for being selected as the APPLES Mentor of the Year. Lamotta is a peer collaborative teacher at Hector A. Cafferata Jr. Elementary School.
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Third Grade ELA Test Results Released
Third Grade ELA Test Results Released
05/27/2022
The results show that 48% of all third graders in Lee County public and charter schools, regardless of how long they have been with the District, were proficient in Grade 3 reading, scoring Level 3 or above.
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Nicole Schofield - Harns Marsh Elementary
Nicole Schofield - Harns Marsh Elementary
05/27/2022
Nicole Schofield has been teaching at Harns Marsh Elementary for ten years. Her connection with her students goes beyond the classroom.
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Train to Gain Program
Train to Gain Program
05/27/2022
Giving students a jumpstart into their careers with the help of a beautiful partnership between business, community, and of course, The School District of Lee County!
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District Wins - May 27, 2022
District Wins - May 27, 2022
05/27/2022
It looks like our Volunteer of the Year at Dunbar High School, has also been named the Lee County School District Volunteer of the Year!
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New Collective Bargaining Agreements Approved with Teachers and Support Personnel Unions
New Collective Bargaining Agreements Approved with Teachers and Support Personnel Unions
05/26/2022
The District is proud to announce that it has approved new collective bargaining agreements that give teachers up to $5,000 in bonus pay from the District and increase starting pay for bus drivers to the third highest rate in Florida.
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Family Survey
Family Survey
05/24/2022
We need your feedback! As this school year comes to a close, please help us continue to improve by completing this family survey.
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Marilyn Garcia Selected as 2022 New Teacher of the Year
Marilyn Garcia Selected as 2022 New Teacher of the Year
05/24/2022
The School District is proud to recognize Marilyn Garcia as the 2022 New Teacher of the Year. Garcia teaches 4th grade math at James Stephens Elementary School.
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Our 2022 School Social Worker of the Year
Our 2022 School Social Worker of the Year
05/20/2022
We are here at Bonita Springs High School honoring Mrs. Kelsey Britten, our 2022 school social worker of the year!
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District Wins - May 20, 2022
District Wins - May 20, 2022
05/20/2022
Our first ever Southwest Florida Robotics Team, consisting of students from Dunbar High School, Bonita Springs High School, and Fort Myers High School recently competed in the World Robotics Championship in Houston.
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District Wins - May 13, 2022
District Wins - May 13, 2022
05/13/2022
At River Hall Elementary School, the teachers and staff were treated to some incredible sidewalk art by their grateful students. Take a look at this heartwarming story and other special moments that we'd like to share in a brand new edition of District Wins!
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Two students Awarded National Merit $2,500 Scholarship
Two students Awarded National Merit $2,500 Scholarship
05/11/2022
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation is honoring two students with this year’s National Merit $2,500 Scholarship.
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Chelsey Ralph Honored as School Nurse of the Year
Chelsey Ralph Honored as School Nurse of the Year
05/11/2022
The School District of Lee County is proud to congratulate Chelsey Ralph for being selected the 2022 School Nurse of the Year.
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District Wins - May 6, 2022
District Wins - May 6, 2022
05/06/2022
What an incredible night for Ms. Rhonda Rainer of Caloosa Elementary School. Learn more about the prestigious award she was nominated for, and some of the other special moments that we'd like to share in the newest edition of District Wins!
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Lee County School District Recruitment Fair
Lee County School District Recruitment Fair
05/05/2022
This amazing event was organized by our Recruitment Department. We had 78 schools participate, hundreds of attendees, and over 140 offers extended.
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Community Meeting to Update the Rebuilding of Franklin Park Elementary School
Community Meeting to Update the Rebuilding of Franklin Park Elementary School
05/03/2022
A community meeting to update the plans for the rebuilding of Franklin Park Elementary School is scheduled for Wednesday, May 11th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm in the school’s cafeteria.
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District Wins - April 29, 2022
District Wins - April 29, 2022
04/29/2022
A Mariner High School Senior just received a $1000 scholarship from the Scientists' Society of Southwest Florida. Meet this dynamic young man and some of the other special moments that we'd like to share in the newest edition of District Wins!
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Tortuga Preserve Receives Special Visit
Tortuga Preserve Receives Special Visit
04/28/2022
Tortuga Preserve Elementary received a special visit from "Flip" with the Harlem Globetrotters, who provided our students with special tricks and motivation for the classroom.
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SOS Program
SOS Program
04/26/2022
The SOS Program is a summer enrichment program! Through the collaboration between our school district and local businesses and organizations, students are provided the tools necessary for success.
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District Wins - April 22, 2022
District Wins - April 22, 2022
04/22/2022
The very first ever Dunbar High School JROTC Drone Team just qualified for their first District Championship to be held later this month.
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Fort Myers High School to Install Synthetic Turf at Edison Stadium
Fort Myers High School to Install Synthetic Turf at Edison Stadium
04/19/2022
The School District of Lee County is excited to announce a $250,000 grant by the Miami Dolphins through the National Football League Foundation Grassroots Program will support the installation of a new synthetic turf field at Fort Myers High School’s Edison Stadium.
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Allen "Superman" Szyrwiel Challenger Middle School
Allen "Superman" Szyrwiel Challenger Middle School
04/15/2022
On this episode of the #LeeTeacherFeature series, we talk to Allen Szyrwiel, Challenger Middle School Language Arts Teacher.
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Memorial Brick Laying Ceremony for Two Lee County Sheriff’s Officers
Memorial Brick Laying Ceremony for Two Lee County Sheriff’s Officers
04/14/2022
The Southwest Florida Public Service Academy will add a 42nd and 43rd brick to their Fallen Officers Memorial to honor Sgt. William Diaz and Sgt. Steven Mazzota who both lost their lives in August 2021.
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District Wins - April 14, 2022
District Wins - April 14, 2022
04/14/2022
Our fifth grade Art Club students from Patriot Elementary School recently held their first ever Sketch and Fetch Art Show, all to benefit the Cape Coral Animal Shelter.
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Ray V. Pottorf Elementary Receives $5,000 Donation from  New Burlington Store
Ray V. Pottorf Elementary Receives $5,000 Donation from New Burlington Store
04/01/2022
Burlington and AdoptAClassroom.org are adopting the teachers at Ray V. Pottorf to celebrate the opening of their new store at the Cypress Woods Shopping Center on Six Mile Cypress Parkway.
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Karen Flanders, Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts School (#LeeTeacherFeature)
Karen Flanders, Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts School (#LeeTeacherFeature)
03/31/2022
We're excited to share with you our new #LeeTeacherFeature series that will show you more of an in-depth look at some of our awesome teachers across the county.
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Students Honored as Carson Scholars
Students Honored as Carson Scholars
03/23/2022
The District is excited to announce 29 students have been honored as 2022 Carson Scholars. The Carson Scholars Fund will provide each student with a $1,000 College Scholarship.
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Nine Dunbar High School Students Win Florida Technology Association State Titles
Nine Dunbar High School Students Win Florida Technology Association State Titles
03/21/2022
Congratulations to Dunbar High School’s Technology Student Association (TSA) nine students who took first place in their Florida State TSA conference events. As a result of their hard work and dedication, all nine students are heading to the 2022 National TSA Conference.
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District Honored as Cambridge International’s District of the Year
District Honored as Cambridge International’s District of the Year
03/17/2022
We are excited to announce we have been selected as Cambridge International’s District of the Year in the Large District category for the 2021-2022 school year.
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Spelling Bee
Suncoast Credit Union to Sponsor Lee County Spelling Bee
03/14/2022
The 24th Annual Lee County Spelling Bee will be held March 17, 2022 at Three Oaks Middle School. Suncoast Credit Union is serving as this year’s sponsor to support the competition and send the winner to the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
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School Board Approves Superintendent Contract
School Board Approves Superintendent Contract
03/10/2022
Dr. Christopher Bernier will be sworn in as Superintendent for the School District of Lee County on May 16, 2022. The Lee County School Board approved a two-and-a-half year contract for Dr. Bernier on Tuesday night.
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Students Win National Awards for Cambridge Assessment Tests
Students Win National Awards for Cambridge Assessment Tests
02/28/2022
We are proud to announce that Hayden Germanis and Mathew Powell have won national awards for their performance on the June 2021 Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Assessments.
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2022 Spring Teacher Recruitment Fair
2022 Spring Teacher Recruitment Fair
02/25/2022
We are seeking passionate individuals who are ready to provide a positive and rich educational experience to our most important customers – students.
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Colonial Elementary Paraprofessional is the  School Related Employee of the Year
Colonial Elementary Paraprofessional is the School Related Employee of the Year
02/10/2022
The District is excited to announce Catherine Mayorga is the School Related Employee of the Year. Mayorga is the Media Paraprofessional at Colonial Elementary School in Fort Myers.
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Dunbar High School CyberPatriot Team Finishes 3rd in Florida
Dunbar High School CyberPatriot Team Finishes 3rd in Florida
02/07/2022
Congratulations to Dunbar High School’s CyberPatriot Senior Team! They earned 3rd place in the State of Florida in the Platinum Tier Division for the CyberPatriot XIV competition held by the U.S. Airforce Association.
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School Board Selects Dr. Christopher Bernier  to be Superintendent
School Board Selects Dr. Christopher Bernier to be Superintendent
02/01/2022
At today’s special meeting The Lee County School Board selected Dr. Christopher Bernier to be the next Superintendent for the School District of Lee County. Contract negotiations will begin immediately.
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Lee County's 2022 Teacher of the Year Allison Kerner
Lee County's 2022 Teacher of the Year Allison Kerner
01/27/2022
Harns Marsh Middle's Allison Kerner is the 2022 Lee County Teacher of the Year! See why Allison is an inspiration to both her students and her fellow teachers.
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Lee County Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
Lee County Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
01/26/2022
Six athletes, one coach, and one contributor are being recognized for their outstanding athletic accomplishments for their school or their students.
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Two Dunbar High School Students Win  Microsoft State Championships
Two Dunbar High School Students Win Microsoft State Championships
01/25/2022
Isabel Liu earned the 2022 Microsoft Office Specialist Florida State Champion for PowerPoint 2019 and Carson Mulvey is the 2022 Certiport Microsoft Specialist Florida State Champion for Word 2019.
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Enrollment Open for Summer VPK Program
Enrollment Open for Summer VPK Program
01/18/2022
Registration is now open for families who wish to enroll their children in summer Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) classes. To qualify students must be five years old by September 1st and have not have already accessed a VPK program.
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Hertz to Sponsor High School Teaching Academies
Hertz to Sponsor High School Teaching Academies
01/13/2022
The School District of Lee County is excited to announce that The Hertz Corporation is donating $10,000 to sponsor the District’s high school teaching academies.
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Five Superintendent Candidates Selected for Interviews
Five Superintendent Candidates Selected for Interviews
01/12/2022
The School Board of Lee County has approved five candidates as semi-finalists for the next Superintendent of the School District of Lee County.
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