The Administration and Staff of Southern Lee High School are pleased to announce the selection of Mrs. Kelsey Whalen Crowley as the 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year.
Kelsey graduated from Southern Lee in 2010 as Kelsey Whalen. Her favorite classes were science classes and history classes. She particularly liked Anatomy, Biology, and American History. Her favorite teachers were Mr. Newman (Science) and Mrs. Furrie (Social Studies).
After high school she attended CCCC then transferred to UNCP where she majored in Biology. She chose biology specifically because she loved it so much in high school. (You never know when your education will ignite a passion for a new career) This talented scientist graduated in 2016 from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and segued into the teaching profession. She never left her passion for learning by continuing to study for her Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) at UNCP.
Once a Cavalier, always a Cavalier! Kelsey decided to teach at Southern Lee because "I could tell it was where I was supposed to be just from the interview. The energy of the building is amazing, the staff is amazing, and it really is home."
In summing up this accolade, she stated "I am so grateful to have been chosen for this by my peers. There are so many amazing teachers here and for them to have selected me as the Teacher of the Year means so much to me. To my current or former students, I believe in you and I am always here for you if you need something!"
Joining in the surprise announcement were her husband Kyle and son Ayden, age 9. Unfortunately, neither Biggs the dog, Garnett the cat or Iggy her leopard gecko could attend. However the rest of her family, the Southern Lee Science Department and staff were on hand to congratulate her on this outstanding recognition of her dedication to the teaching profession.
If you purchased Prom tickets, those tickets are NON-TRANSFERRABLE (meaning the person's name on the ticket cannot be crossed out/whited out/ or changed in anyway). If a ticket has been tampered with, you will NOT be allowed in the door. All guests (people who are not Southern Lee students) MUST have a photo ID. A guest application form must be completed for every non-Cavalier by May 13, 2022.
Prom tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE no matter the reason. If you have already bought your prom tickets and then exceed the OSS or ISS limits or are suspended the week of prom, you are not eligible for a refund.
If you need to purchase tickets, you must see Mrs. Blackmon in 705.
June is the perfect time to order graduation gifts and special summer memories. Shop with this special link and Southern Lee will receive 8% of your purchase.
School Cash Online
Register now to make payments with School Cash Online. This can be used for all school items and activity fees. It's free, simple, secure and sabes time. By making payments directly to the school, this limites the number of people entering the school, reduces risk of lost payments and allows teachers more time to focus on education.
Registering takes less than two minutes. Visit https://lee.schoolcashonline.com/ and click register.
Read more about the program here.
Complete Athletic Particpation Forms Online
Southern Lee High School would like to encourage all students who are interested in participating in a fall, winter or spring sports to complete their online athletic forms. Forms are located in your parents/legal guardian's parent portal account.
Please contact Ernie Purnsley, Athletic Director should you have any questions or concerns.
The Lee County Board of Education will not discriminate against anyone on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities in admission to its educational programs or activities, or in employment policies and practises in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX may be directed to the Title IX coordinator or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. The Lee County Schools Title IX coordinator may be reached at (919) 774-6226.
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Volleyball Interest Meeting
7:00 PM Spring Musical
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM ASVAB Test (Military Entrance Exam)
7:00 PM Spring Musical
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Skills USA Car Show