The School District of Lee County has made the decision to discontinueLee Home Connect for the next school year.
“We understand that this may cause concern for families who wish to have their child enrolled in a virtual learning environment, however, Lee Virtual School will continue to be an option.” the district emailed.
Students who have been learning from home during the school year will automatically be transitioned back to face-to-face learning at their assigned brick-and-mortar school. No action needs to be taken for parents OK with the transition.
To enroll a child into Lee Virtual School for this fall, click here.
The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools hit the road on Friday March 12th, and surprised the six recipients with the prestigious Golden Apple Teacher Award.
Golden Apple sponsors, selection committee, and Foundation Board members took part in shining the spotlight on the outstanding performance these profound teachers do for the education system and their students.
“Once again, the six recipients of the prestigious Golden Apple Award are representatives of all the outstanding educators we have in the School District of Lee County. I can think of no more important profession than teaching. The impact of the teaching profession is felt throughout the entire community and deserves to be applauded,” said Marshall T. Bower, Esq., President and CEO of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools.
The Golden Apple Recipients are chosen after going through an extensive selection process which began in September with a community-wide invitation to nominate teachers from The School District of Lee County.
The six finalists were selected after completing a three-step process, which included a blind comprehensive application, observations in their classroom of their teaching style and skill, and personal interviews with the Golden Apple Selection Committee. Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program™ was the first major project funded and developed by The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc.
Recipients of the Golden Apple Teacher Award will be honored at a black-tie affair held at Caloosa Sound Convention Center & Amphitheater on Friday, June 18th, at 5:30 p.m.
Cape Coral State Farm Agents Mike and Dawn Sullivan announce four Lee County teachers are receiving a boost towards their innovative teaching methods as recipients of State Farm Teacher Assist program grants.
The local grantees are:
Marion Eidem, Pace Center for Girls
Anna Haag, Trafalgar Middle School
Dianna Quay, Cape Coral High School
Joy Williams, North Fort Myers High School
Each of their schools will receive $2,500 to implement their innovative ideas.
In total, 40 grant recipients were selected statewide, a total of $100,000 to Florida classrooms. Two hundred Florida entries were submitted as part of the Teacher Assist Program.
Entries were scored based on three criteria:
how students benefit from the submitted project;
how the project advances academic achievement;
the innovation, creativity, and engagement of the educational project.
The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools held its 10th Annual Strides for Education 5K Run on Saturday, February 6, 2021. The event, hosted at Florida SouthWestern State College’s Lee Campus, raised money for The Foundation’s Take Stock in Children program.
1,100 business leaders, community partners, teachers, and local runners participated in the race this year in-person and virtually. The race was COVID safe and friendly as CDC Guidelines were followed to ensure the safety of all participants and spectators. The Foundation raised 37,000 for the purchase of scholarships for the students in our Take Stok in Children Program.
Schools and businesses throughout Lee County were challenged to create the largest team by creating friendly competition.
This year’s winners are as follows:
School Challenge: Team Heights (Heights Elementary)
Corporate Challenge: Boy Agnew Potanovic Miller, PLLC
Community Partner Challenge: Miles in Memory of Erik Babatz
“We are so thankful for such outstanding support from the community in our quest to provide the gift of education to very deserving students, ”, says Marshall T. Bower, President & CEO of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. “These students are the future employees and leaders of our community.”
The Strides for Education 5k raises money for college scholarships to benefit students entering the Take Stock in Children program. Take Stock in Children was established in 1995 as a statewide scholarship program that provides a unique opportunity for deserving low-income youth to escape the cycle of poverty through education.
The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools administers the program here in Lee County. Students enter the program in 6th or 9th grade and commit to remaining crime- and drug-free, maintaining a 2.5 GPA or higher, and meeting with a mentor regularly. Upon high school graduation, having kept this commitment, students are awarded a four-year college tuition scholarship.
The School District of Lee County’s Career & Technical Education Department is hosting its first virtual job fair for current seniors who plan to go directly into the workforce or are unsure of their future plans after high school graduation.
The job fair will take place from 9-10 a.m. on March 25.
Current 12th-grade students will have the opportunity to interview for local jobs via an online platform prior to high school graduation.
Participating employers must complete the registration form. An optional practice session for employers will take place at 8 a.m. on March 23 to review the online platform.