Education


New testing methods for schools proposed by governor, appeals court rules in favor of mask mandate ban

September 17, 2021
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is making waves at the state’s schools once again with an announcement in the last few days, but this time it isn’t just about mask mandates. Just this week DeSantis prop…

First day of school starts with a full house, new faces and a (not so) surprising mask announcement from Lee County

August 13, 2021
On Tuesday, Aug. 10 the classrooms at The Island School were once again ringing with the sounds of the voices of teachers and children as the first day of school began. Parents of the students sto…

Camp wraps up after another ‘unique’ summer

August 6, 2021
When COVID came to town in 2020, summer camp changed noticeably. A schedule that used to include three field trips a week to places like ice skating rinks, professional sports games, arcades and a…

Lemon Bay High School hosts ‘Seussical Jr.’ summer camp for local youth

July 9, 2021
BY T MICHELE WALKER – After a summer of being closed due to COVID restrictions, musical theater summer camp is back on stage at The Lemon Bay High School Theater. From the looks of it, the children…

The Island School announces appointment of new head-of-school

July 6, 2021
SUBMITTED BY THE ISLAND SCHOOL – The Island School Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Oliver as Head of School, effective August 1, 2021. She will succeed Jean M….

The 2021 Island School graduates, off to middle school

June 11, 2021
STAFF REPORT – On Thursday, June 17 everyone is welcome to celebrate graduating Island School students Bradford Boney Jr., David Chatham, Calan Hammond, Elizabeth Hawthorne and Lannie Whitley as th…

Island School graduates to parade through town, Boca Grande Preschool graduates make a visit their new school

June 9, 2021
STAFF REPORT – On Thursday, June 17 everyone is welcome to celebrate graduating Island School students Bradford Boney Jr., David Chatham, Calan Hammond, Elizabeth Hawthorne and Lannie Whitley as th…

Lemon Bay High School prom a raving success

May 9, 2021
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – To say that 2021 has been a year of ups and downs for the graduating class of Lemon Bay High School is an understatement. What should have been a year of prominence was – quite …

Abbott to discuss Sarasota School of Architecture and its international impact

March 7, 2021
STAFF REPORT – Sarasota architect Carl Abbott’s international architectural recognition began with homes he designed in Boca Grande. The homes he designs are among the most highly awarded in Florid…

L.A. Ainger jazz band holds first concert of the school year

March 7, 2021
BY T MICHELE WALKER – As the sun set on the Lemon Bay High School quad last Thursday evening, the L.A. Ainger Middle School Jazz Band took the stage to perform for the first time this season. “This…