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By Staff | Oct 22, 2019


Display of student art opens

The School District of Lee County opened its doors on Oct. 22 for the largest public display of student artwork in the state.

Designs and Dreams of Young Artists XXVII showcases the work of over 100 students in elementary, middle and high school in Lee County.

The exhibit is an open for students, parents, employees, families and the public to enjoy.

The Designs and Dreams of Young Artists was created by former Superintendent Dr. James A. Adams in 1992. Every year it continues to be the largest single display of student artwork in Florida.

Kindergarten pre-registration still open

Only three weeks remain in the 2nd Annual Kindergarten Pre-Registration period.

The deadline to fill out the required forms early is Nov. 1.

Parents must pre-register their children at the Student Enrollment Office inside the Lee County Public Education Center, at 2855 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. Enrollment specialists are available to assist parents from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The documents required to pre-register include:

– Physical exam (dated within the last year)

– Florida Certificate of Immunization

– Proof of address

– Original birth certificate

– Social Security Card (if available)

– Custody documents (if applicable)

Once pre-registered, a student number will be assigned. A pre-printed application will be mailed in January allowing parents to go online and rank their schools in order of preference to finalize student enrollment. The first application period will be from Jan. 13 to Feb. 28.

Students entering kindergarten in August must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1.