May 2019

District Wins Highest Award from IMS Global Learning Consortium
District Wins Highest Award from IMS Global Learning Consortium
05/31/2019
The District is proud to receive the Learning Impact Platinum Award from the IMS Global Learning Consortium Learning Impact Leadership Institute.
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Paying it Forward
Paying it Forward
05/28/2019
First year Spanish teacher Viviana Mendoza graduated from East Lee County High School in 2013 and is now giving back to the community that holds a special place in her heart.
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Scores Improve on Grade 3 FSA
Scores Improve on Grade 3 FSA
05/27/2019
Grade 3 Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) English Language Arts (ELA) assessment results have been released by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) and Lee County’s performance jumped by 3 percentage points, placing us fourth out of the top 10 mega districts in the state.
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STEM Students Win Awards at International Science Fair
STEM Students Win Awards at International Science Fair
05/24/2019
Three students from the School District of Lee County that participated in the Intel International Science Fair came home as winners. They competed against nearly 1,800 high school students from more than 80 countries, regions, and territories for prizes and awards valued at more than $5 million.
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Student Enrollment Offices in Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres Permanently Closing
Student Enrollment Offices in Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres Permanently Closing
05/23/2019
Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres Student Enrollment Offices will permanently close and personnel will relocate to the Student Enrollment Office located at 2855 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers.
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Personnel Recognition of Years Served
Personnel Recognition of Years Served
05/22/2019
District personnel was recognized for years served on Tuesday, May 21st during a special ceremony.
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The District to Participate in the Summer Feeding Program
The District to Participate in the Summer Feeding Program
05/21/2019
The School District of Lee County is participating in the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Participating sites will provide nutritious meals to kids and teens 18 and under. Meals are free and there are no income or registration requirements.
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YuHan Burgess: Premier Panther
YuHan Burgess: Premier Panther
05/21/2019
Known as a "wonder" by teachers and administrators at Cypress Lake High School, graduating senior YuHan Burgess shows us what it means to be a "Premier Panther".
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Estero High School Student wins “Leave the Scene Clean” Calendar Art Contest
Estero High School Student wins “Leave the Scene Clean” Calendar Art Contest
05/20/2019
The cover of the 30th Annual Keep Lee County Beautiful “Leave the Scene Clean” Calendar will feature the artwork of Estero High School senior Chrisdeana Schneider.
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Varsity Lakes Middle School Walk-4-Water
Varsity Lakes Middle School Walk-4-Water
05/20/2019
For the second year in a row, students at Varsity Lakes Middle School are learning about global water scarcity and participating in a “Walk-4-Water.”
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The Face of Courage
The Face of Courage
05/19/2019
Despite having undergone multiple brain surgeries and years of radiation therapy, Riverdale High School sophomore Bella Parrish chooses to look at life through a positive lens every day, teaching everyone she meets what it means to be courageous.
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Gwen Boyd Selected as School Nurse of the Year
Gwen Boyd Selected as School Nurse of the Year
05/10/2019
Congratulations to Gwen Boyd, nurse at North Fort Myers Middle Academy for the Arts, for being selected as the School District of Lee County’s Nurse of the Year.
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Two Students Selected as National Merit® Scholarship Winners
Two Students Selected as National Merit® Scholarship Winners
05/08/2019
The District is proud to announce Fort Myers High School Seniors Dahlia Dry and Ryan Schmelzle have been selected as National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners. The $2,500 Merit Scholar recipients were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.
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School District Receives 5-Year Accreditation
School District Receives 5-Year Accreditation
05/07/2019
The District has earned accreditation for another 5-year period through AdvancED, an internationally recognized organization that conducts rigorous reviews to ensure educational institutions meet high learning standards.
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New Teacher of the Year 2019
New Teacher of the Year 2019
05/06/2019
The District is proud to announce that Daniel DeShazo is being honored as the 2019 New Teacher of the Year. DeShazo is the Junior Leadership Program Teacher at Caloosa Middle School. JLP is a JROTC-style cadet program teaching leadership, discipline and character.
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Constructing a Strong Future
Constructing a Strong Future
05/05/2019
The School District of Lee County is excited to announce that Island Coast High School will open the Brick and Block Masonry Academy in August when students start the 2019/2020 school year. The academy will be the first of it's kind in the district.
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School Lunch Heros
School Lunch Heros
05/03/2019
The School District of Lee County is celebrating the 7th Annual School Lunch Hero Day by surprising some of our cafeteria staff with a School Lunch Hero Award.
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District Wins - May 3, 2019
District Wins - May 3, 2019
05/03/2019
A record number of 275 South Fort Myers High School Seniors just celebrated Academic Signing Day to further their education. Take a look at this extraordinary day in a brand new edition of District Wins.
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National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week
National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week
05/01/2019
The month of May is Mental Health Awareness month with a specific focus on Children’s Mental Health the week of May 5th through the 11th.
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Donation to Help Open Brick and Block Masonry Academy
Donation to Help Open Brick and Block Masonry Academy
04/30/2019
The School District of Lee County is excited to announce Island Coast High School will open the Brick and Block Masonry Academy in August when students start the 2019/2020 school year. The academy will be the first of its kind in the District and offer students a needed skill in the construction industry.
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