Construction and Traffic Pattern Change: Important!
Due to the upcoming construction projects commencing at CCCC, LEC is announcing the following parking and traffic changes. The major change is the road alongside Joyner Hall will be blocked off due to construction. For this reason, we are making the following adjustments in our traffic pattern.
The construction is tentatively scheduled to last one year. If further changes are needed we will keep you informed.
Student Spotlight: LEC sophomore, Diamond Evans, was selected to receive the Boys and Girls Club of Central Carolina Youth of the Year award. When told she was the recipient of this year’s award, Diamond kept saying she was so surprised. She also deflected the spotlight to her fellow applicants, discussing how they were also deserving. When asked how the Boys and Girls Club has helped her grow, Diamond shared how she feels that she gotten the opportunity to hone her public speaking skills, increase the effectiveness of her communication, and become more self aware. Her advisor, Mrs. Foster, shared that “the choices Diamond makes every day, from how she manages her time to the colleges she explores, from the clubs she leads to the organizations she is active in, Diamond shows that she is willing to push herself to succeed.” LEC looks forward to cheering Diamond on as she competes at the state level.
Spirit Week: Students enjoyed dressing up and fostering school spirit during Spirit Week 2016. Monday 10/31 imaginations ran wild on Costume Day, Tuesday 11/1 everyone looked cozy for Pajama Day, Wed 11/2 LEC looked sharp for Dress to Impress Day, Thurs 11/3 was a blast from the past for Decades Day, and Fri 11/4 everyone shared their Cobra Pride for School Spirit Day.
Mrs. Testa Recognized as Outstanding Math Teacher for Lee County: Congratulations to LEC math teacher, Mrs. Whitney Testa, for being recognized as Lee County’s Outstanding Secondary Math Teacher of the Year. On Thursday, October 27th, she was award a plaque, received a one year membership to NCCTM (North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics), and was an honored guest at the annual NCCTM conference. Mrs. Testa has also claimed the title of LEC’s Teacher of the Year for the past two years. She strives to make her class engaging every day so that students can see the value of math in their daily lives. Take a peek in her room any day and you are likely to see students working on projects, collaborating in groups, and making real world connections. Students and colleagues alike appreciate her hard work.
Mrs. Testa poses for a photo with NCCTM President, Mr. Ron Preston.
AVID Family Fair: On Thursday, October 27th, freshmen and their families gathered in the CCCC gym for Family Night. Freshmen students at LEC spent weeks in their AVID classes making an event that would be special for family members of all ages. Students planned activities based on a concept from one of their classes, selected an appropriate target age group, and then created posters & activities to share. Families walked to different table activities to learn how students learn at LEC. Some tables included: trivia monster building, roller coasters to explore kinetic and potential energy, Barbie bungee jumping to discover linear regression, color chromatography to learn about water, and many, many more! Freshman Selena Cuevas shared that the night “was a fun opportunity for students and family to connect.”
Cindy C. (below) helps younger visitors answer trivia questions to create a monster.
Lee Early College offers a rigorous academic program where students take a combination of honors-level high school courses as well as community college courses in order to obtain not only a high school diploma, but also an associate’s degree. For more information about our program, please navigate the contents of this site, or feel free to contact us. Remember to check back frequently for student news and important announcements, and please check the LEC News link under the About Us section to stay posted on all the happenings at LEC. Good luck to all of our students during the 2016-2017 school year!