On a recent Wednesday morning, a team of teachers and behavioral specialists gathered in a classroom at the Floyd L. Knight Children's Center in Sanford. The team was in place to wait for the arrival of three-year-old *David (this name has been changed to protect his privacy), whom they will watch play and interact as part of a transdisciplinary play-based assessment. So what's a transdisciplinary play-based assessment, anyway? Put simply, it's an opportunity for Lee County Schools's specialists to determine if an exceptional child is in need of early intervening services, and if those services will be offered at Floyd Knight's preschool program
The hallways and cafeteria of Southern Lee High School were transformed this past weekend into an art gallery as children, parents and patrons of the arts wandered the music filled corridors, enjoying the 2015 Lee County Schools Cultural Arts Day. The Arts celebration included hundreds of works of art created by LCS students ranging from kindergarten through 12th grade.
The art teacher at Broadway Elementary has all of the school's 600 children in her class at some point each day, and from kindergarteners to fifth graders, discovery is central to her approach. “With the kindergarteners, I start them out making pinch pots,” she said. “They take a ball of clay, and they make a hole with their thumb. Then I ask them to start pinching around the edges of the hole. I ask them 'what happens?' They discover that the hole gets bigger as they go around, and we build on that.” Bryant Motley experienced a different type of discovery Monday night, when she learned that she'd been named Lee County Schools Teacher of the Year for 2015.
If you're in the market for an affordable house, Lee County High School might be your best destination on May 30. That's the date any interested party will have the opportunity to make bids on a brand new, 1,628-square-foot, three bedroom, two bath home that's currently nearing completion on eastern edge of the school's campus. Known in school circles as the “Carpentry House,” the structure, which began construction at the start of the school year, was built entirely by carpentry students at Lee County High School and Southern Lee High School. It's a tradition that's held for more than 40 years.
5:00 PM Finance Committee Meeting
6:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Required Teacher Workday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Optional Teacher Workday