If you can’t beat a record, at least tie for best, right? That’s what Lee County and Southern Lee high school students did after the carpentry house they built last year recently sold for $81,000, matching the all-time record for such sales.
The Lee County Board of Education approved — at its regularly scheduled meeting — that the half-days on October 26, 2018 and February 15, 2019 are now full instructional days for students.
By all accounts, it was going to be a pretty routine staff meeting. Southern Lee High School Principal Dr. Chris Dossenbach had had to reschedule the professional development session once already due to Hurricane Florence, but that had actually given him more time to prepare, to meet with his team of assistant principals and make sure everything went according to plan. It was not to be for the 2018-19 Principal of the Year.
Jane Patterson never knew she'd receive the Exceptional Children Educator of Excellence award, let alone become an exceptional children's teacher. With a background of jobs in accounting, sales and big box store management, it wasn't until some 14 years ago that she got her first taste of the classroom.
— Lee County Schools continued overall improvement on state accountability tests, with 10 of 13 schools meeting or exceeding their expected growth, up from eight last year, according to annual assessments released today by the North Carolina State Board of Education.