Education


Community-funded initiatives progress at Boca Grande Preschool

February 5, 2021
BY MARGUERITE TREMELIN – Even in troubled times, there are causes for celebration. Five of them are right here at Boca Grande Preschool. Less than one year ago, on March 2, 2020, just before the co…

Boca Grande Preschool announces need for alternative donations

January 23, 2021
BY MARGUERITE TREMELIN – In the interest of the health and safety of our generous Boca Grande community, the Boca Grande Preschool canceled its spring fundraiser, the 2nd Annual Beach Ball at the G…

The Island School, Charlotte County schools closed on Monday for Eta

November 9, 2020
STAFF REPORT – School has already been canceled for Island School students, as well as for Charlotte and Sarasota County students, preceding Tropical Storm/Hurricane Eta. As of 9:20 p.m. Eta was st…

Island School bells to toll as planned on August 10… but what a different tune they will play

July 17, 2020
BY MARCY SHORTUSE- The long-awaited announcement that begins to outline how the 2020-21 Island School academic year will play out was made on Wednesday, July 15 by Head-of-School Jean Thompson, and…

Boca Grande Preschool is back to the books after virus shutdown

July 10, 2020
BY MARGUERITE TREMELIN- Boca Grande’s littlest learners have returned to preschool.  The pre-kindergarten 4 and 5-year-olds returned on June 16, followed by the 1 to 3-year old children on July 7. …

Second graduation canceled for Class of 2020: Charlotte County makes decision to hold only virtual ceremonies this year

July 10, 2020
BY OLIVIA CAMERON- Local high school students who graduated this past school term were looking forward to normalcy, with plans to hold graduation ceremonies this summer. The ceremonies were postpon…

Lee County School District makes historic decision, says ‘no’ to FCATS: But how does it affect The Island School?

August 29, 2014
Heads are spinning within the Lee County School District, as the school board voted 3-2 to opt the district out of standardized testing. The decision was made on Wednesday, Aug. 27, and it made hi…