Lee County Schools have been “avid” in their successes at the middle and high school levels. With the implementation of the AVID program – AVID is an acronym for advancement via individual determination – in those schools, graduation rates are up and stories of individual achievement abound. That's why AVID is being deployed at the elementary level in Lee County for the first time at Broadway Elementary.
Every school aims to make its students into leaders. But four elementary schools in Lee County are taking it a step further, making leadership qualities an integral part of every lesson, every moment. B.T. Bullock, J. Glenn Edwards, Greenwood Elementary, and J.R. Ingram are Lee County's first four participants in The Leader in Me, an innovative school-wide model that empowers students to be leaders.
William Trombley's classroom at SanLee Middle School, in many ways, resembles any other middle school classroom. Sure, it's a touch modern, with the computers at each desk, but that's to be expected. What's different, though, than what you might remember from your days in middle school, is the 3D printer. And the pneumatics interface. Also, the small structural engineering station where students build small bridges and then test their strength.
Bryan will hold 3 informal gatherings at middle schools around the county in September. These meetings will give parents, community members and educators the opportunity to share their thoughts about the school district and to hear Dr. Bryan’s direction for the future.
It's a quiet August morning, the kind of day that lets you gently know, thanks to the slightest dip in temperature, that fall is around the corner. At Deep River Elementary, toward the back of the building, Gwen Babcock stands in front of her charges – 11 small children, sitting on the carpet – and goes over the rules of her classroom.
Beginning on Monday, August 25, we will have 108 buses on the road. These buses travel 4750 miles and transport 5900 students each day. Please help us keep our children safe!
6:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
5:00 PM Policy Committee Meeting
5:00 PM Finance Committee Meeting