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School District to Receive $51 Million for Ian Recovery
School District to Receive $51 Million for Ian Recovery
10/02/2023
The School District of Lee County (SDLC) is honored to announce that it is set to receive $51 million in Hurricane Ian recovery dollars as part of Governor Ron DeSantis’ $338 million total award to multiple agencies in Lee County, Florida.
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Student Athlete of the Month September 2023: Kasey Morisset
Student Athlete of the Month September 2023: Kasey Morisset
09/29/2023
In our new Lee Schools TV Student Athlete of the Month, we highlight one of our talented student athletes within our District. Our first winner is a Kasey Morisset, a three sport athlete from Cypress Lake High making her mark on and off the playing surface.
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District Wins - September 29, 2023
District Wins - September 29, 2023
09/29/2023
For one of our Dunbar Community School students, she's proven that it's never too late to accomplish your dreams. Enjoy this and other extraordinary moments that we'd like to share in the most recent episode of District Wins!
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School District to Mark Hurricane Ian Anniversary
School District to Mark Hurricane Ian Anniversary
09/26/2023
In advance of the anniversary, the School District is producing a documentary about Hurricane Ian’s impact and the community’s response.
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District Wins - September 22, 2023
District Wins - September 22, 2023
09/22/2023
Our Automotive Academy students at East Lee County High School were recently thrilled to hear a guest speaker from Tesla. Learn all about this special day, and other moments that we'd like to share in the very latest edition of District Wins!
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School District Earns 2023 Aetna Workplace Well-being Award
School District Earns 2023 Aetna Workplace Well-being Award
09/15/2023
The School District of Lee County is proud to announce it has received a Leading the Way Aetna Workplace Well-being Platinum Award.
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District Wins - September 15, 2023
District Wins - September 15, 2023
09/15/2023
Meet Josh from The Sanibel School, who just received a perfect score on his Civics End of Course Assessment Exam.
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Six Students Named Semifinalists in the 2024 National Merit® Scholarship Program
Six Students Named Semifinalists in the 2024 National Merit® Scholarship Program
09/14/2023
The School District of Lee County is excited to announce six students have been selected as Semifinalists in the 2024 National Merit® Scholarship Program. National Merit® Semifinalists represent less than 1% of all high school seniors.
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Back in the Classroom
Back in the Classroom
09/13/2023
After 31 years in the District, Dr. Evelyn Rivera was set to retire. A phone call from a former student changed her mind.
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College Night 2023 Set for September 19th
College Night 2023 Set for September 19th
09/12/2023
The School District of Lee County is excited to announce that College Night 2023 is planned for Tuesday, September 19th.
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District Wins - September 8, 2023
District Wins - September 8, 2023
09/08/2023
Caloosa Elementary School students were chosen as Students of the Month, and enjoyed lunch with some of their best friends. Take a look at this special moment in the newest edition of District Wins!
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AVID For College
AVID For College
09/04/2023
Fort Myers Middle's Danielle Reddie shares her inspiring story on how AVID changed her life as a student... and now a teacher! The AVID program opens doors by preparing students for college and future success.
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Fort Myers Beach Elementary Construction
Fort Myers Beach Elementary Construction
09/03/2023
Construction has begun at Fort Myers Beach Elementary as crews try to preserve the history of the school while modernizing it. Principal Dr. Traci Kohler got to take a look at the progress being made at the school.
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District Wins - September 2, 2023
District Wins - September 2, 2023
09/02/2023
Our School Resource Officers at Colonial Elementary School were recently serving citations...pizza citations that is, to all of the students. Take a look at this touching story and other special moments that we'd like to share in the latest episode of District Wins!
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Social Studies Textbook Adoption
Social Studies Textbook Adoption
08/31/2023
Community members who are interested in participating in the social studies textbook adoption committee can submit their name until Monday, September 4th.
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School District Reschedules Virtual Recruitment Fair
School District Reschedules Virtual Recruitment Fair
08/31/2023
The School District of Lee County is rescheduling its August 17th Virtual Recruiting Fair for Thursday, September 7th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
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District Wins - August 26, 2023
District Wins - August 26, 2023
08/28/2023
Our students from The Fort Myers Beach School just created their very own class friendship bracelets. Enjoy this heartwarming story and other incredible moments that we'd like to share in the newest edition of District Wins!
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Outstanding Teacher Leader Steven McGinley
Outstanding Teacher Leader Steven McGinley
08/22/2023
Harns Marsh Middle’s Steven McGinley is dedicated, visionary, and an exemplary leader! See how the Florida Department of Education’s 2023 Outstanding Teacher Leader creates an atmosphere in the classroom that feels like home.
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District Wins - August 18, 2023
District Wins - August 18, 2023
08/18/2023
Three Oaks Middle School just received an incredible donation of backpacks filled with supplies for their students. Learn all about this touching story and other special moments that we'd like to share in the very latest edition of District Wins!
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Superintendent's Show of Support
Superintendent's Show of Support
08/12/2023
The School District of Lee County Superintendent Dr. Christopher Bernier visited the Royal Palm Exceptional Center for their first day back to school.
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Road Safety PSA
Road Safety PSA
08/11/2023
Walk Safe, Bike Safe, Drive Safe. With school back in session, it's important to remember: road safety starts with us!
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District Wins - August 11, 2023
District Wins - August 11, 2023
08/11/2023
Together the School District of Lee County and the Lee County Sheriff's Office unveiled it's newest technology in keeping our students safe in school. Learn all about special moments that we'd like to share in a brand new edition of District Wins!
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How to Navigate the "WheresTheBus" App
How to Navigate the "WheresTheBus" App
08/10/2023
For those of you with students who ride the bus, here's a short video walking you through how to set up and navigate the "WheresTheBus" mobile app that allows you to track your child's bus location in real time. Thank you all so much for your patience as we work through the first week of school.
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Back to School - Superintendent
Back to School - Superintendent
08/09/2023
I’m excited for the start of a brand-new academic year at The School District of Lee County. As we gather once again, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to our entire community.
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OPENGATE Weapon Detection System Informational Video
OPENGATE Weapon Detection System Informational Video
08/09/2023
This short video gives an overview of the School District's new weapons detection system, OPENGATE, and what students and visitors can expect at school campuses this year as we roll this new technology out in phases.
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School District Holding Application Workshops for Potential Employees
School District Holding Application Workshops for Potential Employees
08/08/2023
The School District of Lee County is hosting Application Workshops this week to help job seekers find and apply for a position with the District.
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District Wins - August 4, 2023
District Wins - August 4, 2023
08/04/2023
South Fort Myers High School was presented with a $5000 check from the Minnesota Twins baseball organization. Learn all about this generous donation, and other incredible moments that we'd like to share in the very latest edition of District Wins!
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Lemuel Teal Middle Dedication Ceremony
Lemuel Teal Middle Dedication Ceremony
08/02/2023
The School District of Lee County officially dedicated its newest middle school as Lemuel Teal Middle School on Tuesday, August 1st. The Teal family joined Principal Dr. Joseph Restino to unveil some of the special tributes to Mr. Teal that are incorporated into the school.
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Harns Marsh Middle Teacher Named 2023 Florida Teacher Leader Award Winner
Harns Marsh Middle Teacher Named 2023 Florida Teacher Leader Award Winner
07/31/2023
The School District of Lee County is proud to announce that Harns Marsh Middle School Teacher Steven McGinley is the Florida Department of Education’s 2023 Outstanding Teacher Leader.
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Amanecer Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Amanecer Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
07/31/2023
This is the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the brand new Amanecer Elementary School in Lehigh Acres. The school will be welcoming their new students in August 2023, and is going to be the school district’s first Cambridge Primary Center.
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New Teacher Orientation Expands to Include Increased Training
New Teacher Orientation Expands to Include Increased Training
07/26/2023
We are expanding new teacher orientation to include increased training. About 300 teachers new to the District will attend a seven day long New Teacher Training Camp at the end of July.
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District Wins - July 21, 2023
District Wins - July 21, 2023
07/21/2023
For one South Fort Myers High School senior, they've proven that it's never too late to graduate. Learn all about this story and other special moments in the newest edition of District Wins!
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District Wins - July 14, 2023
District Wins - July 14, 2023
07/18/2023
Members of The Alva School Band recently visited Disney World, to work with some of Disney's remarkable musicians. Find out more on this magical trip, and other special moments that we'd like to share in the very latest episode of District Wins!
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Breakfast and Lunch Served at No Cost to Students
Breakfast and Lunch Served at No Cost to Students
07/14/2023
Every student in the District’s 82 traditional schools and four special centers will be served breakfast and lunch at no charge.
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Dunbar High student wins Esports championship
Dunbar High student wins Esports championship
07/12/2023
This past April, a Dunbar High School student won a world championship by playing a video game. Lee Schools TV's Adam Hajost talks about how Chris Camareno won a high school level E-Sports tournament and the benefits programs like this have for students.
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Back to School Rush Set for July 22
Back to School Rush Set for July 22
07/11/2023
This is an opportunity for new students to either complete their enrollment or receive required medical screenings.
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Scores Improve in Middle School Mathematics, Acknowledges Additional Areas for Improvement
Scores Improve in Middle School Mathematics, Acknowledges Additional Areas for Improvement
07/10/2023
The School District of Lee County (SDLC) is proud to announce advancements in mathematics proficiency levels in grades 6th and 8th for the 2022-2023 school year, as indicated by the recently released spring assessment results from the Florida Department of Education (FDOE).
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District Wins - July 7, 2023
District Wins - July 7, 2023
07/07/2023
One art student from North Fort Myers HIgh School is one of only twenty-five recipients in Florida to receive this honorable scholarship. Learn more about this incredible story, and other exceptional moments that we'd like to share in the very latest edition of District Wins!
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District Wins - June 30, 2023
District Wins - June 30, 2023
06/30/2023
Meet Ivan from Diplomat Middle School, who is now the first middle school student in Lee County to ever compete at the HOSA National Competition in Dallas. Take a look at this young man's incredible accomplishment, and other special moments that we'd like to share in the very latest edition of District Wins!
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Class of 2023 Earns $41 Million in Scholarships
Class of 2023 Earns $41 Million in Scholarships
06/28/2023
The School District of Lee County is proud to announce the graduating class of 2023 earned more than $41million in scholarships to continue their education.
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QLess - Join the line from anywhere
QLess - Join the line from anywhere
06/22/2023
The School District of Lee County is excited to announce it is making it easier for parents to visit the Student Enrollment Office. Parents can now register their place in line virtually and know exactly how long the wait is before ever leaving home or work.
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New State Budget Funds School District Hurricane Ian Recovery
New State Budget Funds School District Hurricane Ian Recovery
06/22/2023
The School District of Lee County is proud to announce the Framework for Freedom Budget signed by Governor Ron DeSantis, fully funds the District’s Hurricane Ian Recovery appropriation requests and other legislative priorities. The total directly appropriated to the School District is more than $21.5 million.
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A Renovation Long Time Coming
A Renovation Long Time Coming
06/22/2023
Thanks to the Half Penny Sales Tax, this $69.5 million dollar project will provide Riverdale High School with new parking, a new gym, and new science labs.
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District Wins - June 15, 2023
District Wins - June 15, 2023
06/15/2023
There was a good reason to celebrate for our students from Harns Marsh Elementary School, as they read nearly 18 million words.
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Fort Myers Beach Elementary Demolition
Fort Myers Beach Elementary Demolition
06/15/2023
Fort Myers Beach Elementary is one step closer to having a new campus as the community continues to heal from Hurricane Ian. The demolition of the old campus comes one month after the School Board passed a plan for the future of the school.
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District Wins - June 9, 2023
District Wins - June 9, 2023
06/09/2023
It was a very happy last day of school for our staff at Hector A. Cafferata, as they celebrated with Taco Tuesday. Find out who fed our teachers, and other special moments that'd like to share in the newest edition of District Wins!
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The Henderson Courts
The Henderson Courts
06/08/2023
Trafalgar Middle School recently surprised their retiring Coach and Athletic Director by naming the tennis courts after him.
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Graduating Seniors Earn National Merit Program Scholarships
Graduating Seniors Earn National Merit Program Scholarships
06/07/2023
Three members of the Class of 2023 are winners of College Based Merit Scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Program.
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District Selects School Counselor and Licensed Mental Health Professional of the Year
District Selects School Counselor and Licensed Mental Health Professional of the Year
06/05/2023
When students at Colonial Elementary School in Fort Myers are having a rough day or need help for things outside of the classroom, they have two of the best people in the School District to turn to.
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Summer BreakSpot to Provide Free Breakfast and Lunch While School is Out
Summer BreakSpot to Provide Free Breakfast and Lunch While School is Out
06/02/2023
The School District of Lee County is partnering with Florida’s Summer BreakSpot program to keep children healthy and well-nourished while school is out. The Summer BreakSpot Program allows the District’s Food and Nutrition Services Department to provide free meals to children who are 18 years and younger at no cost to them during the summer.
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District Wins - June 2, 2023
District Wins - June 2, 2023
06/02/2023
What a day it was for our students from Fort Myers Beach Elementary, who performed in front of their parents in Times Square on Fort Myers Beach. Learn all about this story and other special moments in District Wins!
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Dunbar High Students Represent Florida at Certiport® National Technology Competitions
Dunbar High Students Represent Florida at Certiport® National Technology Competitions
06/01/2023
Three Dunbar High School students will go for the triple crown this summer at the 2023 Certiport® Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship.
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School District Selects School Social Worker of the Year
School District Selects School Social Worker of the Year
05/26/2023
In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, the School District’s population of homeless students increased 800%, to more than 4,300 students.
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District Wins - May 26, 2023
District Wins - May 26, 2023
05/26/2023
We're so very proud of Eliza from Diplomat Elementary School who was just named as the AAA Safety Patrol of the Year. Take a look at her remarkable story along with other special moments that we'd like to share in a brand new edition of District Wins!
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Lee County School Board Seeking Advisory Committee Members
Lee County School Board Seeking Advisory Committee Members
05/25/2023
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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Hurricane Ian: A Look Back
Hurricane Ian: A Look Back
05/24/2023
It has been eight months since Hurricane Ian hit our area. Here is a look back at the District's efforts to rebuild and reopen from the time the storm hit to today.
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Kimmy Hachey: Conquering Cancer
Kimmy Hachey: Conquering Cancer
05/22/2023
When fourth grader Kimmy Hachey returned to the classroom this school year for the first time in two years after battling cancer, her family at Bonita Springs Elementary made sure she felt comfortable and loved.
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District Wins - May 20, 2023
District Wins - May 20, 2023
05/20/2023
An Estero High School Senior just received a JROTC scholarship for $152,000. Find out more on this incredible young man's journey, and other special moments that we'd like to share in a brand new edition of District Wins!
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Spring Creek Elementary Students Thank Ohio Students
Spring Creek Elementary Students Thank Ohio Students
05/17/2023
Spring Creek Elementary students meet Avon Heritage Elementary students for the first time after Avon donated play equipment to Spring Creek after Hurricane Ian.
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District Wins - May 12, 2023
District Wins - May 12, 2023
05/12/2023
Our students at Gateway Elementary School found a unique way to help celebrate Autism Acceptance Week. Take a look at this heartfelt story and other incredible moments that we'd like to share in the newest edition of District Wins!
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Shadowing The Superintendent
Shadowing The Superintendent
05/11/2023
Meet Aukai Turner, a fifth grade student from Franklin Park Elementary School who just recently got to job shadow our Superintendent Dr. Bernier.
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Teachers Surprised with Letters from Former Students
Teachers Surprised with Letters from Former Students
05/10/2023
For Teacher Appreciation Week, Dr. Bernier and District leaders surprised teachers with heartfelt messages written to them by former students.
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Lee County Student Film and Television Awards Ceremony 2023
Lee County Student Film and Television Awards Ceremony 2023
05/05/2023
The results are in for the winners of the 2023 Lee County Student Film & Television Awards! Check out our Star Wars-themed awards show to see a showcase of the best student filmmakers in Lee County!
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Richard Young: from Rolling Thunder to Roll Tide
Richard Young: from Rolling Thunder to Roll Tide
05/04/2023
Lehigh Senior High’s Richard Young is ESPN’s #1 ranked high school running back for the Class of 2023, and this fall he’ll be rolling with the Alabama Crimson Tide.
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Summer Learning Opportunities
Summer Learning Opportunities
05/03/2023
The School District of Lee County is excited to announce a special webpage has been created to make searching for summer school options simpler.
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District Wins - April 28, 2023
District Wins - April 28, 2023
04/28/2023
A group of students from Harns Marsh Middle School just took a recent trip to Tallahassee, and presented a mock bill in the Senate Chamber. Learn all about their remarkable trip , and other special moments that we'd like to share in the very latest edition of District Wins!
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Riverdale High Cafeteria Employee Selected as a Tyson Foods Hunger Hero
Riverdale High Cafeteria Employee Selected as a Tyson Foods Hunger Hero
04/27/2023
Jaye Dahlke is a hunger hero. Her inspirational story convinced Tyson Foods to select her as one of five Hunger Hero’s for 2023
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Portrait of Kristen Noble
Cypress Lake High School Senior Wins Song of the Year Award
04/25/2023
Kristen Noble was just honored with a CARA (Contemporary Acapella Recording Award) award from the Contemporary A Cappella Society for Best Original Song by a Scholastic Group. The CARA is the a cappella community’s version of the Grammy award and honors a cappella groups from across the globe.
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New Teacher of the Year and APPLES Mentor of the Year
New Teacher of the Year and APPLES Mentor of the Year
04/21/2023
The School District of Lee County is proud to announce Taylor VanDemark is the 2023 New Teacher of the Year and Jessica Heckler is the 2023 APPLES Mentor of the Year.
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District Wins - April 21, 2023
District Wins - April 21, 2023
04/21/2023
One special student from Orangewood Elementary School is now the 2023 Carson Scholar Recipient. Take a look at her remarkable story and other special moments that we'd like to share in this newest edition of District Wins!
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Franklin Park Elementary Building Supervisor is Florida School Related Employee of the Year
Franklin Park Elementary Building Supervisor is Florida School Related Employee of the Year
04/19/2023
The School District of Lee County is proud and excited to announce that James Busscher, Building Supervisor at Franklin Park Elementary School, is the Florida School Related Employee of the Year.
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District Wins - April 14, 2023
District Wins - April 14, 2023
04/14/2023
It's a talented team of percussionists from North Fort Myers High School and Lehigh Senior HIgh that combined to bring home first place in a recent competition. Learn all about their incredible achievement in a brand new edition of District Wins!
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Finalist for Florida School Related Employee of the Year
Finalist for Florida School Related Employee of the Year
04/10/2023
The School District of Lee County is proud to announce that James Busscher, Building Supervisor at Franklin Park Elementary School, is a finalist for Florida School Related Employee of the Year.
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Franklin Park Demolition
Franklin Park Demolition
04/07/2023
The demolition of Franklin Park Elementary has begun! One step closer to a brand new school building and community center!
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District Wins - April 6, 2023
District Wins - April 6, 2023
04/06/2023
Let's congratulate a group of East Lee County High School Teachers who've now achieved perfect attendance this year.
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District Wins - March 31, 2023
District Wins - March 31, 2023
03/31/2023
The girl's soccer team from Trafalgar Middle School are now Lee County Champions. Learn more about their perfect season and other incredible moments that we'd like to share in a brand new edition of District Wins!
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Fifteen Seniors Awarded Red Sox Foundation Scholarships
Fifteen Seniors Awarded Red Sox Foundation Scholarships
03/29/2023
The recipients were chosen based on academic excellence, financial need and a demonstrated commitment to community service.
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District Wins - March 24, 2023
03/27/2023
Meet Elizabeth Beers from Bonita Springs Middle Center for the Arts, the 2023 Lee County Spelling Bee Champion. Find out where her next competition will take place and other special moments we'd like to share in the very latest edition of District Wins!
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Mirror Lakes Elementary Named a 2023 Model School
Mirror Lakes Elementary Named a 2023 Model School
03/17/2023
The School District of Lee County is proud to announce Mirror Lakes Elementary has been named a 2023 Model School by The International Center for Leadership in Education.
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District Wins - March 17, 2023
District Wins - March 17, 2023
03/17/2023
A group of students from Varsity Lakes Middle School just returned from New Jersey with the Global Cheer Team Championship. Take a look at their incredible accomplishment and other special moments that we'd like to share in a brand new edition of District Wins!
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Thirty-five Students Honored as Carson Scholars
Thirty-five Students Honored as Carson Scholars
03/14/2023
The Carson Scholars Fund awards $1,000 college scholarships to students in grades 4-11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities.
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Memorial Brick Laying Ceremony for FWC Officer Julian Keen
Memorial Brick Laying Ceremony for FWC Officer Julian Keen
03/13/2023
The Southwest Florida Public Service Academy will add a 45th memorial brick in honor of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer Julian L. Keen to its Fallen Officers Memorial at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 27, 2023.
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District Wins - March 10, 2023
District Wins - March 10, 2023
03/10/2023
The City of Cape Coral recently hosted our students from Patriot Elementary School for Public Works Education Day. Learn all about this story and other special moments we'd like to share in the newest edition of District Wins!
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Fort Myers Beach Elementary Students Perform the National Anthem for the Florida Everblades
Fort Myers Beach Elementary Students Perform the National Anthem for the Florida Everblades
03/08/2023
Students from Fort Myers Beach Elementary School performed the National Anthem in front of a crowd of nearly 8,000 people at a Florida Everblades hockey game on Saturday, Feb. 25.
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School District Holding Teacher Recruitment Fair in Puerto Rico
School District Holding Teacher Recruitment Fair in Puerto Rico
03/08/2023
The School District of Lee County is increasing its international recruitment efforts by returning to Puerto Rico for the first time in three years to hold a job fair.
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National School Social Work Week
National School Social Work Week
03/03/2023
The week of March 5th through 11th is recognized as National School Social Work week. We are celebrating the critical role school Social Workers play in helping every student reach their highest personal potential.
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Villas Elementary Book Fair 2023
Villas Elementary Book Fair 2023
02/28/2023
In preparation for National Read Across America Day, the students at Villas Elementary School were provided with free books from FOX-4 News.
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Job Fair for the New Middle School in Lehigh Acres
Job Fair for the New Middle School in Lehigh Acres
02/27/2023
We are opening a new middle school in Lehigh Acres in August and hiring for all available teaching and non-instructional positions on Thursday, March 16th.
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Mariner High School JROTC are State Champions in Marksmanship
Mariner High School JROTC are State Champions in Marksmanship
02/16/2023
The Mariner High School JROTC Marksmanship team is the first team from Lee County to ever win the Florida JROTC State Championship.
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Two Students Win National Awards for Cambridge Assessment Tests
Two Students Win National Awards for Cambridge Assessment Tests
02/13/2023
The School District of Lee County is proud to announce that two students have won national awards for their performance on the June 2022 Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Assessments.
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SWFL Reading Festival
SWFL Reading Festival
02/10/2023
Each year the Southwest Florida Reading Festival gets better and better and this year promises to be the best one yet! There is something for all ages to experience at the Southwest Florida Reading Festival.
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District Wins - February 10, 2023
District Wins - February 10, 2023
02/10/2023
Thanks to a generous donation from the National Center on Education and the Economy, the students at Lexington Middle School are helping to revitalize our campus after Hurricane Ian.
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Dr. Joseph Restino Appointed Middle School QQ Principal
Dr. Joseph Restino Appointed Middle School QQ Principal
02/09/2023
The Lee County School Board approved the appointment of Dr. Joseph Restino as principal of Middle School QQ at their February 7, 2023 meeting.
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Welcome Back Sanibel School!
Welcome Back Sanibel School!
02/09/2023
Students and staff at The Sanibel School celebrated the official reopening of their campus!
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Eleven Schools Earn Level 1 certification in Marzano High Reliability Schools™
Eleven Schools Earn Level 1 certification in Marzano High Reliability Schools™
02/07/2023
Level 1 certification means these schools have created a “Safe, Supportive, and Collaborative Culture,” which is the foundation for every level that follows.
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Spring Talent Recruitment Fair Scheduled for April 29th
Spring Talent Recruitment Fair Scheduled for April 29th
02/06/2023
Principals and department hiring managers will be at the Lee County Public Education Center interviewing and hiring teachers, school psychologists, speech-language pathologists, school social workers, and school counselors for the 2023-2024 school year.
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Job Fair for Amanecer Elementary School
Job Fair for Amanecer Elementary School
02/02/2023
Amanecer Elementary School is opening in August and hiring for all available teaching and non-instructional positions on Saturday, March 4th.
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School Board Significantly Lowers Health Care Premiums for Employees
School Board Significantly Lowers Health Care Premiums for Employees
02/01/2023
The Lee County School Board approved paying the entire cost of an employee’s base plan and is providing an additional $4,000 for dependent care.
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District Wins - January 27, 2023
District Wins - January 27, 2023
01/27/2023
One member of the Fort Myers High School Marching Band has been recognized by the national media for her incredible accomplishment. Meet this dynamic young lady and other special moments that we'd like to share in the very latest edition of District Wins!
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High School Graduation Schedule 2023
High School Graduation Schedule 2023
01/24/2023
The Class of 2023 will graduate in ceremonies on May 19th, 20th and 21st at Alico Arena, Suncoast Arena, Hertz Arena and the Caloosa Sound Convention Center.
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Memorial Brick Laying Ceremony for Charlotte County Deputy
Memorial Brick Laying Ceremony for Charlotte County Deputy
01/23/2023
Southwest Florida Public Service Academy will add a 44th memorial brick in honor of Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Deputy First Class Christopher Taylor.
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Harns Marsh Middle Teacher is Lee County Teacher of the Year
Harns Marsh Middle Teacher is Lee County Teacher of the Year
01/20/2023
The School District of Lee County is excited to announce that Harns Marsh Middle School teacher Steven McGinley is the 2023 Lee County Teacher of the Year.
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District Wins - January 20, 2023
District Wins - January 20, 2023
01/20/2023
It was a very heart warming moment at Cypress Lake High School as the 2023 recipient of the Thomas Jardas Scholarship was awarded. Take a look at this story and other special moments that we'd like to share in a brand new edition of District Wins!
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Lee County Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
Lee County Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
01/18/2023
The School District of Lee County is pleased to announce the Lee County Athletic Conference Hall of Fame inductees for 2023. Five athletes, three coaches, and one contributor are being recognized for their outstanding athletic accomplishments for their school or their students.
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Student Open Enrollment Begins January 17th for Middle and High School
Student Open Enrollment Begins January 17th for Middle and High School
01/17/2023
The District's Student Open Enrollment process moved online using the Focus Parent Portal for the 2023-2024 school year.
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District Wins - January 13, 2023
District Wins - January 13, 2023
01/13/2023
The Fort Myers High School Marching Band celebrated the new year across the pond. Learn more about their incredible adventure, and other memorable moments that we'd like to share in a brand new edition of District Wins!
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District to Host High School Student Enrollment Showcase
District to Host High School Student Enrollment Showcase
01/11/2023
The School District of Lee County invites all 8th grade students and their parents to the inaugural High School Student Enrollment Showcase on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at the Lee County Public Education Center.
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District Wins - January 5, 2023
District Wins - January 5, 2023
01/05/2023
Fifth grade students at Franklin Park Elementary literally became a part of history. Take a look at their most unforgettable day, and other great moments that we'd like to share in the newest edition of District Wins!
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District Wins - December 23, 2022
District Wins - December 23, 2022
12/23/2022
How wonderful is it to see our students from Gulf Elementary School thinking about others during this holiday season. Learn more about their selfless act of kindness and other special moments that we'd like to share in a brand new edition of District Wins!
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Dunbar High School Students Earn State STEM Awards
Dunbar High School Students Earn State STEM Awards
12/21/2022
Dunbar High School has its 30th Certiport® Microsoft Office Specialist Florida State Champion. Brian Velazquez received an exceptionally high score on his Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 exam and was among the top scoring candidates in Florida.
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District Wins - December 17, 2022
District Wins - December 17, 2022
12/17/2022
A very talented Cypress Lake High School Center for the Arts student just made her acting debut on America's number one tv drama, Yellowstone. Meet this dynamic young lady and other special moments that we'd like to share in the newest edition of District Wins!
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San Carlos Park Elementary Achieves Level 1 Certification
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Franklin Park Elementary Closing for Rebuilding Project
Franklin Park Elementary Closing for Rebuilding Project
12/15/2022
The last day for students and staff at Franklin Park Elementary School is Wednesday, December 21, 2022. The campus is scheduled to be demolished and rebuilt in 2023 and 2024.
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Edison Park Volunteer Honored as The Florida Commissioner of Education’s Outstanding School Volunteer
Edison Park Volunteer Honored as The Florida Commissioner of Education’s Outstanding School Volunteer
12/14/2022
The School District of Lee County is proud to announce that Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts School volunteer Sherri Sammons is the Florida Education Commissioner’s 2022 Outstanding School Volunteer.
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Embarking on a Career Path
Embarking on a Career Path
12/13/2022
Here is a look at the classes students can take at Gateway High School to help animals and take a step closer to becoming certified veterinary assistants.
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Young Five Program Enrolling New Students
Young Five Program Enrolling New Students
12/09/2022
The Young Five Program is for students who are eligible for kindergarten and would benefit from an extra year of social and emotional development.
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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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