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Harns Marsh Middle’s Delude-Kerner earns APPLES Mentor of the Year award

news@breezenewspapers.com A surprise, which caught one East Zone teacher off guard, went to a woman who knew which profession she wanted to pursue after her fourth grade teacher left an everlasting imprint on her life. The APPLES (Accomplished Professional Practices for Lee County Education ...

Lehigh Middle’s Jennifer Ortega named New Teacher of the Year

news@breezenewspapers.com A woman who changed career paths and fulfilled a dream she has had since she was younger, has been named New Teacher of the Year. When Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins presented the award, Jennifer Ortega, a seventh grade reading teacher at Lehigh Acres Middle, said ...

Progress being made: District gives updates on East Zone capital projects

news@breezenewspapers.com The School Board of Lee County last week received an update about the capital projects taking place throughout the district, with many taking place in the East Zone. The update included information about Gateway High School; G. Weaver Hipps Pre-K addition; “MM” ...

Kiwanis of Lehigh to award 27 scholarships

The Kiwanis Club of Lehigh Acres will award 27 scholarships for a total of $76,652 to Lehigh Acres students at an Awards Banquet to be held June 25. Two awards will be awarded to Riverdale High School students, four to Lehigh Senior High School students, and 15 to East Lee County High School ...

FLCPS awards $550,000 in scholarships to Take Stock in Children

On May 21 the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools recognized 34 high school seniors graduating from the Take Stock in Children Program. The graduates will receive a four-year, college tuition scholarship with a total value of approximately $550,000. A virtual luncheon served as an ...

Harns March’s Melissa Wallace named School Nurse of the Year

news@breezenewspapers.com A nurse who divides her time between Harns Marsh Elementary and Harns Marsh Middle School was surprised last week with a high honor — she was named School Nurse of the Year. “I was completely shocked,” Melissa Wallace said. The surprise started when a late ...

Gateway High School ready for students

news@breezenewspapers.com Gateway High School opened its doors for a ribbon cutting last week, showcasing the $98 million project, which includes the first Collegiate Academy in the East Zone, to the community. “It was a really great day,” Principal Neketa Watson said, adding that ...

Voter-approved sales tax funding for Lee schools hits two-year mark

news@breezenewspapers.com The School District of Lee County hit its two year mark in January in receiving funds from the voter-approved half cent sales tax, which officials say has greatly benefited the district as nearly a third of its capital budget would not be present if not for the ...