2020-2021

District Earns Certificate of Achievement for  Excellence in Financial Reporting
District Earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
06/22/2021
The School District of Lee County has been awarded the Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Financial Audit Report for the year ending June 30, 2020.
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Five Dunbar High School Students Compete for Microsoft National Championship
Five Dunbar High School Students Compete for Microsoft National Championship
06/21/2021
Dunbar High School will have five Florida State Champions competing in the 2021 Microsoft National Championship on June 23rd. The virtual event is being hosted from Orlando at 11:00 a.m.
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FSBA/FADSS Annual Summer Conference
FSBA/FADSS Annual Summer Conference
06/18/2021
Lee County School Board members Debbie Jordan (Chair), Betsy Vaughn (Vice-Chair), Melisa Giovannelli, Chris Patricca and Cathleen Morgan joined approximately 350 school board members, district superintendents, and other education leaders in Tampa June 9-11, 2021, to participate in the FSBA/FADSS Annual Summer Conference.
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District Wins - June 18, 2021
District Wins - June 18, 2021
06/18/2021
A group of graduating seniors in the East Lee County High School Fire Academy are about to begin their career as a firefighter. Check out this incredible accomplishment and other special moments we're celebrating in a brand new edition of District Wins!
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Summer BreakSpot
Summer BreakSpot to Provide Free Breakfast and Lunch While School is Out
06/17/2021
We are partnering with the Florida’s Summer BreakSpot program to keep children healthy and well nourished while school is out. The Summer BreakSpot Program allows the District to provide free meals to children who are 18 years and younger while school is out during the summer.
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District Wins - June 11, 2021
District Wins - June 11, 2021
06/14/2021
Emma Holmes is an eighth grader at Mariner Middle School and recently saved the life of a fellow student! Meet this heroic young lady and how she was honored in a brand new edition of District Wins.
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South Fort Myers High School “Wolf Den” to air June 20th
South Fort Myers High School “Wolf Den” to air June 20th
06/09/2021
Six South Fort Myers High School students will enter the “Wolf Den” on June 20th trying to convince a group of local business owners their product or company is worth investing in.
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Suncoast Paraprofessional to Teacher Scholarship Winners
Suncoast Paraprofessional to Teacher Scholarship Winners
06/07/2021
The Scholarships are for current paraprofessionals, interested in pursuing teaching, who have an associate degree and plan to attend Florida Gulf Coast University or Florida SouthWestern State College.
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Lee County Schools Designated as Heart-Safe by Golisano Children’s Hospital
Lee County Schools Designated as Heart-Safe by Golisano Children’s Hospital
06/04/2021
All high schools in Lee County have had AEDs in place since 2012. To provide the remaining middle and elementary schools with AEDs and specialized training, Golisano Children’s Hospital has partnered with Project ADAM.
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Seven Students Awarded National Merit Scholarships
Seven Students Awarded National Merit Scholarships
06/03/2021
The School District is proud to announce seven students have been awarded National Merit Program Scholarships. Two are National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners and five are College Sponsored Merit Scholarship winners.
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School District Honors 2020 APPLES Mentor of the Year
School District Honors 2020 APPLES Mentor of the Year
06/01/2021
The School District of Lee County is proud to honor Allison Delude-Kerner with the Second Annual APPLES Mentor of the Year award. Delude-Kerner is Peer Collaborative Teacher at Harns Marsh Middle School. APPLES mentors provide support to new and beginning teachers.
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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
05/27/2021
The cover of the 2022 Keep Lee County Beautiful “Leave the Scene Clean” Calendar will feature the artwork of Estero High School student Nicole Sierra-Iszler. Eleven other students from the School District of Lee County won first place for their grade level and will have their artwork displayed inside the annual calendar.
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Jennifer Ortega Named 2021 New Teacher of the Year
Jennifer Ortega Named 2021 New Teacher of the Year
05/26/2021
Jennifer Ortega was surprised by Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins this week with the 2021 New Teacher of the Year Award. Ortega teaches 7th grade reading at Lehigh Acres Middle School.
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Summer School to Provide Enhanced Learning Opportunities
Summer School to Provide Enhanced Learning Opportunities
05/24/2021
The School District of Lee County is excited to announce an enhanced summer school program with several opportunities for learning, enrichment and engagement. Registration is available now for classes between June 28th and July 22nd.
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Melisa Giovannelli Becomes Fourth Board Member FSBA Certified
05/18/2021
The School District of Lee County is proud to announce that Lee County School Board Member Melisa Giovannelli has earned the distinction of Certified Board Member from the Florida School Boards Association.
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School Nurse of the Year - Melissa Wallace
School Nurse of the Year - Melissa Wallace
05/17/2021
Watch Melissa Wallace of Harns Marsh Elementary as she receives the surprise announcement that she is the 2020-2021 School District of Lee County School Nurse of the Year!
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District Wins - May 14, 2021
District Wins - May 14, 2021
05/14/2021
A group of students from Edgewood Academy were made to feel like a world class athlete. Find out what high school's act of generosity made this possible, along with other special moments we'd like to share in a brand new edition of District Wins!
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Melissa Wallace Honored as School Nurse of the Year
Melissa Wallace Honored as School Nurse of the Year
05/14/2021
The School District of Lee County is proud to congratulate Melissa Wallace for being selected the 2021 School Nurse of the Year. Wallace was nominated by her Principal at Harns Marsh Elementary School because, “we couldn’t do it without her.”
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School District’s Inaugural Workforce Signing Day
School District’s Inaugural Workforce Signing Day
05/10/2021
The School District of Lee County is co-hosting the inaugural Workforce Signing Day on May 13th for students starting their careers after graduation. About 20 high school seniors will accept job offers from several local employers.
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Manatee Elementary School and Orange River Elementary School are both recipients of the 2020-2021 Imagine Nation Beacon School Award.  The awards are part of the Imagine Learning motivational programs used the by the schools to help students reach their highest potential.
Two Elementary Schools Earn Imagine Nation Awards
05/07/2021
Manatee Elementary School and Orange River Elementary School are both recipients of the 2020-2021 Imagine Nation Beacon School Award. The awards are part of the Imagine Learning motivational programs used the by the schools to help students reach their highest potential.
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District Awarded $9 Million Magnet Schools Assistance Program Grant
District Awarded $9 Million Magnet Schools Assistance Program Grant
05/05/2021
The School District of Lee County is excited to announce it has been awarded a Magnet Schools Assistance Program Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The $9,048,677 grant is one of only nine MSAP grants nationwide for 2021.
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Fort Myers Technical College and Community Partners Donate Car to Family in Need
Fort Myers Technical College and Community Partners Donate Car to Family in Need
05/03/2021
What do you get when you combine the United Way, the Migrant Education Program, and Fort Myers Technical College? The answer is a cleaned up, safety inspected, and ready to be driven 2002 Buick Park Avenue for a family in need of reliable transportation.
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District Wins - April 30, 2021
District Wins - April 30, 2021
04/30/2021
A group of Fort Myers Middle School students just danced their way to a $1500 prize. Check out their remarkable accomplishment and other incredible moments we'd like to share in a brand new edition of District Wins!
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Community Workshop Kicks off Rebuild of Franklin Park Elementary School
Community Workshop Kicks off Rebuild of Franklin Park Elementary School
04/28/2021
The School District of Lee County is holding a community workshop about the rebuilding of Franklin Park Elementary School on Tuesday, May 4th. The meeting is from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Franklin Park Elementary.
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The Future is Female
The Future is Female
04/21/2021
In partnership with FGCU, over the course of spring break high school girls interested in STEM had the opportunity to get a head start in their desired career path with an all-girls STEM camp. Statistics show that only 27% of STEM workers nationwide are female, with support from female inclusive camps like these, that number is surely to go up.
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The Final Whistle
The Final Whistle
04/19/2021
After 31 years of coaching and teaching in Lee County Schools, Mariner High School Wrestling Coach David Phillips is preparing for his next opponents in life...traveling and family time!
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Dr. Adkins Message to Families
Dr. Adkins Message to Families
04/16/2021
Serving as the Superintendent in Lee County for the last five and half years has been truly an honor and privilege beyond my highest expectation.
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Franklin Park Elementary School
Franklin Park Elementary School to be Rebuilt
04/13/2021
The School District of Lee County is starting the bidding process that will lead to the tearing down and rebuilding of Franklin Park Elementary School. The Florida Department of Education has approved the District’s plan to replace the school rather than modernize it.
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District Wins - April 9, 2021
District Wins - April 9, 2021
04/09/2021
The students and staff at Lehigh Acres Middle School are helping to raise awareness of Autism. See what they are doing for National Autism Awareness Month and other incredible moments we'd like to share in a brand new edition of District Wins!
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Learning Options for 2021-2022 School Year
Learning Options for 2021-2022 School Year
04/08/2021
Thank you for your patience and partnership as we continue to navigate through this challenging year. As we begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel, our thoughts are turning to what the 2021-22 school year will look like.
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District Wins - April 2, 2021
District Wins - April 2, 2021
04/02/2021
Villas Elementary School was recently presented with a generous donation from the Women's Golf Association at Hideaway Country Club. Learn more about this story and other special moments we'd like to share in a brand new edition of District Wins!
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Young 5 Program
Young 5 Program
03/31/2021
Studies show that children who participate in Pre-K programs are more prepared for school than those who don’t. Now there’s a new program that ensures our children are prepared for the first step in their education. Story by Lee Schools TV Student Reporter, Grace Edmonds.
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Twelve Students Competing in State Science Fair
Twelve Students Competing in State Science Fair
03/30/2021
Good luck to the 12 students from the School District of Lee County competing this week in The State Science & Engineering Fair of Florida 2021. The District saw public school students sweep the top awards at the 2021 Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Regional Science & Engineering Fair.
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Half Cent Sales Tax Revenue Benefits Schools and Students
03/26/2021
It has been two years since the School District of Lee County received its first disbursement from the half cent sales tax voters approved in November 2018. The check was for $6.3 million. Since taking effect, the School District has collected more than $163 million.
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District Wins - March 26, 2021
District Wins - March 26, 2021
03/26/2021
A trio of Estero High School students will now be competing at the Technology Student Association Summer Nationals later this year. Meet these incredibly talented Wilcats and other special moments we're celebrating in a brand new edition of District Wins!
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Community Meeting About the Future of Two Lehigh Acres Schools
Community Meeting About the Future of Two Lehigh Acres Schools
03/24/2021
The School District of Lee County is holding a community meeting on Tuesday, March 30th about the future of Veterans Park Academy for the Arts and the soon to be former campus of Lehigh Acres Middle School. The meeting will be in the Star Café at Veterans Park Academy for the Arts from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.
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Teachers Can Buy Homes
Teachers Can Buy Homes
03/23/2021
Right now, is the time to buy in real estate, especially for Lee County teachers! Ed Zoller started a program called Teachers Can Buy Homes, that has been helping teachers for years.
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District Wins - March 19, 2021
District Wins - March 19, 2021
03/19/2021
Cypress Lake Middle School is now home for a two time Lee County Spelling Bee Champion! Meet this dynamic young lady and other special moments we'd like to share in a brand new episode of District Wins.
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Community Meeting About Planned K-8 School in Estero
Community Meeting About Planned K-8 School in Estero
03/18/2021
The School District of Lee County is holding a community meeting on Thursday, March 25th to discuss the plans for a K-8 school on Three Oaks Parkway in Estero. The meeting is scheduled for 6:00pm to 7:30pm in the gymnasium at Estero High School, 21900 River Ranch Rd. in Estero.
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Twentynine Students Honored as Carson Scholars
Twentynine Students Honored as Carson Scholars
03/17/2021
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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COVID-19: One Year Later
COVID-19: One Year Later
03/16/2021
Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins looks back at the challenges faced over the past twelve months and offers a look at the future.
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Debbie Jordan earns Certified Board Member Distinction from FSBA
03/15/2021
The School District of Lee County is proud to announce that Lee County School Board Chair Debbie Jordan has earned the distinction of Certified Board Member from the Florida School Boards Association.
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US Navy Donates Two Helicopter Engines to Fort Myers Technical College
03/12/2021
Students in Fort Myers Technical College Turbine Generator Maintenance, Inspection and Repair program are getting hands on experience thanks to the US Navy. The Navy just donated two H-60 Helicopter Engines to Fort Myers Tech.
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Students Earn Scholarships to Become Teachers
Students Earn Scholarships to Become Teachers
03/10/2021
Four high school seniors were awarded scholarships today to continue their education and become teachers for the School District of Lee County. Congratulations to Michel’le Bridley, Jonathan Arboleda, Kassandra Cooper, and Yaricela Vargas.
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Annual Lee County Spelling Bee
23rd Annual Lee County Spelling Bee
03/10/2021
The best spellers from 15 public and private middle schools across Lee County will compete at the 23rd Annual Lee County Spelling Bee on Thursday, March 11, 2021.
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Taking Their Best Shot
Taking Their Best Shot
03/09/2021
Students in the Creative Photography Class at Cypress Lake High School have discovered there's no limit on their imagination!
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Harns Marsh Middle School Celebrates International Women's Day 2021
Harns Marsh Middle School Celebrates International Women's Day 2021
03/09/2021
Administration at Harns Marsh Middle surprised women on the school staff with cards and flowers for International Women's Day!
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Strides for Education
Strides for Education
03/09/2021
Ready, Set, GO! The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. held its tenth annual Strides for Education 5K at Florida SouthWestern State College, where people came to support such a generous cause.
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Pearl the Baby Goat
Pearl the Baby Goat
03/02/2021
Students in Mariner High's veterinary assisting academy get to hang out with an adorable baby goat named Pearl!
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Registration Open for Summer VPK Program
Registration Open for Summer VPK Program
02/25/2021
Registration is now open for children who wish to attend VPK classes this summer. To qualify students must be five years old by September 1st and have not have already accessed a Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program.
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Earning Their Stripes
Earning Their Stripes
02/24/2021
NeoGenomics Laboratories has partnered with the Biomedical program at Dunbar High School to offer students an amazing opportunity to get a jump start in their future career!
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The Life and Legacy of Lemuel Teal
The Life and Legacy of Lemuel Teal
02/22/2021
A math teacher at Fort Myers Middle for more than thirty years, Lemuel Teal's dedication to education will never be forgotten. He passed away in December at the age of 82. In this video tribute, family members and former students share their memories of a truly unique educator who inspired students for generations.
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Four Teachers Awarded State Farm Teacher Assist Grants
Four Teachers Awarded State Farm Teacher Assist Grants
02/22/2021
Four teachers will receive $2,500 for specific projects that will benefit students, advance academic achievement and be innovative, creative and engaging.
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East Lee County High School Jaguar Football Coach
02/22/2021
East Lee County High School is proud to announce that Coach Peter Gibbs has been selected as their new Head Football Coach.
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District Wins - February 19, 2021
District Wins - February 19, 2021
02/19/2021
A group of Lehigh Senior High School artists left their mark on the streets of Downtown Fort Myers recently. Learn more about this story and other special moments we'd like to share in the very latest edition of District Wins!
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Information Technology Software Engineer Pre-Apprenticeship Program
02/18/2021
The School District is excited to announce it is receiving state funding for the brand-new Information Technology Software Engineer Pre-Apprenticeship Program.
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District Wins - February 12, 2021
District Wins - February 12, 2021
02/12/2021
There's plenty of unbridled excitement at Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts for being named a Florida Arts Model School. Learn more about this incredible recognition and other moments we'd like to share in the latest edition of District Wins!
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School Related Employee of the Year for 2020-2021
School Related Employee of the Year for 2020-2021 Announced
02/11/2021
The School District of Lee County is excited to announce Teresa Rigdon is the School Related Employee of the Year. Ridgon is the Peer Mediation Counselor at Lehigh Acres Middle School.
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The Young Five Program Now Accepting Students
02/09/2021
The School District of Lee County is excited to announce that The Young Five Program is currently accepting its first students. 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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Lee County Athletic Conference Announces Class of 2021 Hall of Fame Inductees
02/02/2021
The School District of Lee County is pleased to announce the Lee County Athletic Conference Hall of Fame inductees for 2021. The five high school athletes, two coaches and two contributors to high school sports inductees will be honored at a banquet scheduled for Wednesday, April 21st, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
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National School Counseling Week 2021
National School Counseling Week 2021
02/01/2021
National School Counseling Week highlights the impact of school counselors and comprehensive school counseling programs in helping students achieve academic success, plan for a career, and develop healthy social/emotional skills.
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South Fort Myers High School Partners with “Pitch in for Baseball and Softball”
South Fort Myers High School Partners with “Pitch in for Baseball and Softball”
02/01/2021
South Fort Myers High School is proud to announce a new partnership with Pitch In For Baseball & Softball to benefit student athletes. The organization donated $7,500 worth of new equipment for baseball and softball.
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Cape Coral Technical College Nursing Program Ranked 9th in the Southeast, 1st in Florida
01/28/2021
Cape Coral Technical College’s Practical Nursing Program is ranked 9th in the Southeast. The organization also ranks the program as first in the state of Florida.
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District Wins - January 22, 2021
District Wins - January 22, 2021
01/25/2021
The students at Heights Elementary School came up with an extraordinary way to celebrate the 80th day of school. See what they did and all of the other special moments we'd like to share in a brand new edition of District Wins!
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The Lady Legacy
The Lady Legacy
01/22/2021
After winning District Championships, these Lady Raiders are getting ready for Nationals, where they hope to bring home a victory.
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District Wins - January 15, 2021
District Wins - January 15, 2021
01/15/2021
Two Dunbar High School students have now captured the world's attention. Learn more about this incredible story and other moments we'd like to share in the very latest edition of District Wins!
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District Wins - January 8, 2021
District Wins - January 8, 2021
01/08/2021
It's a brand new year and a brand new edition of District Wins! Take a look at some of the special moments we'd like to share in The School District of Lee County.
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Graduation Rate Graphic
School District Sees Record Graduation Rate in 2020
01/07/2021
We are proud to announce that our high school students have set yet another record high. The Florida Department of Education just released the 2019-2020 graduation rates and Lee County’s graduation rate increased 4.8% over the year before to 88.5%.
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Alyssa Smith - Teacher of the Year
Alyssa Smith - Teacher of the Year
12/18/2020
Alyssa Smith knew she wanted to be a teacher when she was just five years old. Now, in her sixth year at Tortuga Preserve Elementary, she's been named the Lee County Teacher of the Year. Watch to see her tearful reaction to the news.
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James Stephens Pre-K Center Set to Open in January
12/16/2020
The School District of Lee County is ready to open its first expanded Pre-K Center in January and applications are currently being accepted for students who wish to attend. More than 200 four-year old’s will be able to prepare for their K-12 education when the James Stephens Pre-K Center is fully operational.
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Tortuga Preserve Elementary Teacher Alyssa Smith Chosen as  Lee County Teacher of the Year
Tortuga Preserve Elementary Teacher Alyssa Smith Chosen as Lee County Teacher of the Year
12/15/2020
We are excited to announce that Tortuga Preserve Elementary ESE Teacher Alyssa Smith is the District’s Teacher of the Year. Smith will now be nominated for Florida Teacher of the Year.
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Crystal German in her classroom
Returning to Her Roots
12/15/2020
Crystal German is the first former LAMP (Lee Adolescent Mothers Program) student to return as a teacher.
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District Wins - December 11, 2020
District Wins - December 11, 2020
12/11/2020
A truly dedicated School Resource Officer from Harns Marsh Middle School was recently presented with the Lifesaving Medal Award. Check out this remarkable story and other special moments we'd like to share in a brand new edition of District Wins.
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School District Selects Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year
12/09/2020
We are proud to announce Rob Cooper, Principal at Bonita Springs Elementary School, is the Lee County's Principal of the year and Forrest Walker Jr., Assistant Principal at Dunbar High School, is Lee County's Assistant Principal of the year.
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Holiday Greeting Card Winners 2020
12/03/2020
The holiday season is upon us and it is time to announce this year’s winners for the annual Holiday Greeting Card event. This year’s contest features elementary school students and represents the true spirt of the season.
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Fort Myers High School’s Paris Thompson Named 2020 Florida Dairy Farmers Miss Volleyball
12/01/2020
The District is proud to congratulate Fort Myers High School Senior Paris Thompson for being named 2020 Florida Dairy Farmers Miss Volleyball. The outside hitter won the award following a final round of voting by a statewide panel of high school volleyball coaches and media representatives.
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Cape Coral High School Appoints New Football Coach
Cape Coral High School Appoints New Football Coach
11/30/2020
Cape Coral High School is excited to announce the appointment of Barry Bowman as the new head varsity football coach. Coach Bowman brings over 30 years of coaching experience and a strong track record of success.
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Cadets Honor Life, Legacy of JROTC Instructor in Amazing Way
Cadets Honor Life, Legacy of JROTC Instructor in Amazing Way
11/11/2020
Faced with the sudden loss of their beloved JROTC instructor, Sgt. John Lyons, cadets and students at Mariner High School showed how they are a family who look after their own.
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Principal, staff shave heads to fight cancer
Principal, staff shave heads to fight cancer
11/02/2020
Harns Marsh Middle shows us how schools can come together as a family.
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Lee Home Connect - A Sibling Success Story
Lee Home Connect - A Sibling Success Story
10/29/2020
Three Cape Coral siblings are thriving in the School District's 'Lee Home Connect' educational model.
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District Earns Certificate of Achievement for  Excellence in Financial Reporting
District Earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
10/27/2020
The District has been awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.
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The School District and United Way - There For You
The School District and United Way - There For You
10/27/2020
A year ago, three Franklin Park Elementary siblings tragically lost their mother. Needing help, their grandmother turned to United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee Counties. The response was unforgettable.
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Band Members Districtwide Receive Musician Masks
Band Members Districtwide Receive Musician Masks
10/22/2020
All middle and high school band members across the School District of Lee County are now able to play music and continue to wear masks. Donations from Cape Coral Elks Lodge 2596 and Suncoast Credit Union helped the District buy 3,300 musician masks.
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Yamaha Supports Mariner High School Outboard Marine Program
Yamaha Supports Mariner High School Outboard Marine Program
10/02/2020
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. has recently donated a F4LMHA engine to the Outboard Marine Services Technology Academy at Mariner High School. The value of the engine is $1,300. Yamaha has been in partnership with Mariner High School since the program’s inception in 2017.
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Rapid Credentialing Grant Program to Benefit 90 Students
09/28/2020
The District has been awarded special funding through Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ Emergency Education Relief (GEER) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Rapid Credentialing, to assist in educational training for residents who are unemployed, underemployed, or furloughed.
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District Wins - September 25, 2020
District Wins - September 25, 2020
09/25/2020
One special sixth grade Fort Myers Middle Academy student was recognized with a billboard for raising awareness for the hearing impaired. Meet this selfless young lady and other moments we're celebrating in a brand new edition of District Wins.
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Assistant Principal Named Outstanding American Heart Challenge Coordinator
Assistant Principal Named Outstanding American Heart Challenge Coordinator
09/24/2020
We are proud to congratulate Gulf Middle School Assistant Principal Emma Winfield for being named Outstanding American Heart Challenge Coordinator. Winfield was nominated by the Southeastern Region of the American Heart Association to be in the National Awards Ceremony for the American Heart Association.
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Topping Off Ceremony for New Lehigh Acres Middle School
09/24/2020
The School District of Lee County had a Topping Off Ceremony for Middle School MM. At the ceremony Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins and Board members signed the final support beam needed to complete the main buildings.
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San Carlos Park Elementary Receives $5,000 Grant
San Carlos Park Elementary Receives $5,000 Grant
09/23/2020
The School District of Lee County is excited to announce San Carlos Elementary School was just awarded a $5,000 grant from Burlington Stores.
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Eight Students Named Semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit® Scholarship Program
09/17/2020
We are excited to announce eight students have been selected as Semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit® Scholarship Program.
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North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts Teacher Wins 2020 FAAE Leadership Award
North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts Teacher Wins 2020 FAAE Leadership Award
09/17/2020
We are proud to congratulate North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts teacher Theresa West-Taylo for winning a Florida Alliance for Arts Education Leadership award. West-Taylo is being recognized as the FAAE’s Arts Education Professional for 2020.
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Virtual College Fairs
09/14/2020
FREE! Attend a NACAC Virtual College Fair! Attend as often as you like. Parents invited, too. More than 600 college and university representatives will be available.
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United Way School Resource Center
United Way School Resource Center
09/14/2020
The District, United Way and The Price Foundation have opened the School Resource Center in the Lee County Public Education Center which provides students with shoes, clothing, toiletries, backpacks and school supplies.
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District Wins - September 11, 2020
09/11/2020
A cafeteria chef at Estero High School cooked up the perfect recipe to say welcome back! Find out more on this touching story along with other memorable moments we're celebrating in the latest edition of District Wins.
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Twenty-two Schools Chosen as PBIS Model Schools
09/04/2020
We are proud to announce 22 schools have been chosen as PBIS Model Schools by the Florida Department of Education PBIS Project. PBIS refers to Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support.
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District Wins - September 4, 2020
District Wins - September 4, 2020
09/04/2020
The Lee County Sheriff's Department, along with their 74 dedicated School Resource Officers have now been recognized by the State of Florida. Learm more about this prestigious award, and other special moments we're celebrating in a brand new edition of District Wins.
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Gateway High School Construction Update
Gateway High School Construction Update
09/02/2020
Visit https://ghs.leeschools.net/ for more information about Gateway High School.
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First Day of School
08/31/2020
Highlights from the first day of school - August 31, 2020
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Lee County School Board Seeking Advisory Committee Members
08/27/2020
The School Board of Lee County 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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Lee County School Board Recognized by Florida School Board Association as a Master Board
08/22/2020
The Lee County School Board is being recognized as a Master Board by the Florida School Board Association. To earn this distinction, a majority of the District’s Board Members and the Superintendent must be present for 20 training hours including a Master Board Forum.
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School District Partners with Community for “School Heroes Wear Masks”
08/21/2020
The School District of Lee County is proud to partner with local organizations and community members to hold a Community Mask Drive in support our school heroes as they go back to face-to-face instruction.
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“Partners in Student and Staff Health” Facebook Live
08/21/2020
We have been working with medical experts for months to welcome students and staff back as safely as possible. The District is holding a Facebook live presentation at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, August 24th.
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District Wins - August 21, 2020
District Wins - August 21, 2020
08/21/2020
The automotive students at South Fort Myers High School can't wait for the first day of school. They just received an incredible $75,000 donation of classroom parts and accessories. Learn more about this generous donor and other special moments we'd like to share in a brand new edition of District Wins.
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Keeping Schools Clean
Keeping Schools Clean
08/11/2020
A look at how we're keeping our schools as germ-free as possible during COVID-19.
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Student Enrollment Office Reopens to Public With Limited Staff and Hours
Student Enrollment Office Reopens to Public With Limited Staff and Hours
08/10/2020
The Student Enrollment Office reopened today only for parents that need to register students new to the School District of Lee County.
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School Bus Cleaning Demonstration
School Bus Cleaning Demonstration
08/05/2020
Watch as a bus driver demonstrates the cleaning and sanitizing of our buses.
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School Reopening Plan - Face to Face
School Reopening Plan - Face to Face
08/04/2020
This video explains what school will look like for students who choose to physically return to campus for face-to-face instruction in fall 2020.
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District Leadership Team - Message to New Teachers
District Leadership Team - Message to New Teachers
08/03/2020
Teaching is an adventure like none other.. favorite part of the journey, valuable lessons learned, advice for new teachers and more!
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Instructional Model Selection Results
Instructional Model Selection Results
07/31/2020
Over the last two weeks, 77,012 students completed the form to choose their instructional model for the start of the 2020/2021 school year in August. The results are as follows
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District Wins - July 31, 2020
District Wins - July 31, 2020
07/31/2020
Here's a special Graduation Edition of District Wins, as we share a few treasured moments from Lee County's Graduating Class of 2020.
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New Teacher Drive-Thru Welcome Celebration
New Teacher Drive-Thru Welcome Celebration
07/28/2020
We welcomed hundreds of new teachers to the District with a drive-thru welcome celebration.
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New Teacher Orientation
New Teacher Orientation
07/22/2020
We are ready to welcome hundreds of new teachers to the District. Over the first three days of orientation, new teachers will participate in live, virtual sessions focused on curriculum, classroom management, student engagement, parent/guardian communication, instructional technology, and more.
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District Wins - July 16, 2020
District Wins - July 16, 2020
07/16/2020
For the first time in Lee County High School Football History, father and son coaches are now in the Hall of Fame. Meet the first family of Fort Myers High Football and other wonderful stories we're celebrating in this brand new edition of District Wins.
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Dr. Spiro Breaks Down Instructional Options for Students
Dr. Spiro Breaks Down Instructional Options for Students
07/15/2020
Lee Schools TV sits down with Chief Academic Officer Dr. Jeff Spiro to break down the various education options (Face-to-face, Lee Virtual School, Lee Home Connect, home schooling) available to students this upcoming school year.
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Facebook Live
Facebook Live for Parents Questions about Back to School Instruction Models
07/13/2020
The District is holding a Facebook Live Q & A for parents who want to learn more about the four instruction models planned for the start of school in August. Families can watch live at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15.
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Lee Virtual School Enrollment Available Through August 3
07/01/2020
Lee Virtual School is currently accepting applications until August 3rd for the fall semester. Students who enroll full time in Lee Virtual can keep their current school choice for the spring semester if they wish to return to campus in January.
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In-Person Graduation Ceremonies Cancelled
In-Person Graduation Ceremonies Cancelled
07/01/2020
It is with great disappointment that we announce the cancellation of our in-person graduations. The decision was made with the Florida Department of Health-Lee County and Hertz Arena.
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