Hey Lee County Schools! If you missed the lotteries for either Tramway Elementary or W.B. Wicker Elementary, you can still apply! Click here to submit an application.
High-achieving students have flocked to Advanced Placement courses for decades as a way to challenge themselves academically and elevate their chances to attend top-tier universities. But that has changed in recent years as the International Baccalaureate diploma has emerged as perhaps the most rigorous way to prepare for higher education.
Thanks to a lot of hard work on the part of Jacob Bowers and Tyler Profio, Lee County Schools will be well represented at two of the nation's military academies when classes convene this fall. Bowers, a senior at Southern Lee High School, and Profio, a senior at Lee County High School, have been accepted to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, respectively.
After the first round of play at last Saturday's annual county-wide Quiz Bowl competition, things weren't looking so good for the three-time champion Lee County High School Yellow Jacket team. But that first round loss was something of a wakeup call for the team, and they knew they'd have to be perfect from there on out in order to secure a fourth consecutive victory over other competing high schools. And perfect from there on out they were, taking home their fourth-consecutive win.
On March 5, 2019, the Lee County Board of Education unanimously voted to discontinue the 15 minutes added to the school day and return to the regular school day schedule on the traditional calendar beginning March 25, 2019. In addition, the Board unanimously approved to restore March 22, 2019, as an optional teacher workday.
Lee County High School athletic director and boys’ basketball coach Reggie Peace can't tell you how many victories he's racked up in his 30-plus years leading high school hoops teams. “Obviously you want to win,” Peace said during a recent interview. “I would have liked to win those championship games. But that can't be the only reason you do it, especially at this level.” That 32-year career – which included two stretches at Lee County from 1996 to 2004, and again from 2007 to now – is coming to an end today, as Peace works his final day at LCHS.
For 50-plus first and second graders from J.R. Ingram Elementary, last Friday was all about dental hygiene. In conjunction with Central Carolina Community College and local dentists Dr. Ray Tzeng and Dr. Antonio Braithwaite, the students were part of the American Dental Association's annual “Give Kids A Smile” event, which aims to provide basic dental services to children.
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.