The Bard on the rock – High school students stage 'Twelfth Night'
Published 5/9/2013 at 12:31 p.m. 0 comments
"The play's the thing." The famous line from Hamlet rings true for the Marco Island Shakespeare Festival. If you're going to stage a theatrical production, Shakespeare is the gold standard, and for their inaugural play, festival founder and director Jacqu
Marco Island Academy dedicates new campus
Published 4/18/2013 at 9:17 a.m. 7 comments
How much electricity does it take to power a brand-new high school? One Watt. Marco Island Academy threw an open house to dedicate their new campus Tuesday, and in the bright sunshine, the shadow of Jane Watt loomed large. She ...
Marcophiles: Nobody's too cool for this Marco school
Published 4/4/2013 at 4:18 p.m. 0 comments
The Marco Island Academy may be the coolest place in town. From the visionary founder and chairperson, Jane Watt, to the high-octane faculty and staff, this charter public high school apparently is a place where teachers love to teach and ...
Marco's DAR chapter honors Lely High School JROTC cadets
Published 3/25/2013 at 12:45 p.m. 0 comments
Every year, the Marco Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) singles out outstanding Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) cadets for recognition. This year, the DAR invited two cadets and their Senior Army Instructor t
Collier elementary students take a bite out of obesity
Published 3/19/2013 at 1:22 p.m. 0 comments
Collier County schools are doing its part to educate our children — and are feeding them to make the point. The new Farm to School programs brings fresh locally grown fruits and vegatibles to elementary schools in Collier.
From the Heart Teen: K is for Kids puts on sophisticated fundraiser in Naples
Updated 3/10/2013 at 8:44 a.m. 0 comments
Kids from area schools grouped together to organize a gala to help children less fortunate than themselves.
Collier County Spelling Bee: P-R-E-C-O-C-I-O-U-S eighth-grader takes crown
Published 3/4/2013 at 10:16 p.m. 0 comments
Precocious. P-R-E-C-O-C-I-O-U-S. And with that, Emma Parrish, a North Naples Middle School student, became Collier County's top speller.
Lely students partner with Discovery Channel for marine film project
Published 3/1/2013 at 5:48 p.m. 0 comments
The short videos have a shot at being viewed and critiqued by the associate producer of Discovery Channel's "Shark Week" – a fact the students say was initially hard to process. "I didn't really believe it at first," said Kelsea ...
Careful, controlled growth: Marco Island Academy campus set to open March 18
Published 2/20/2013 at 3:06 p.m. 8 comments
Jane Watt stared through the windshield of her SUV and frowned at the rain. Wet weather meant a temporary work delay for finishing the Marco Island Academy campus by opening day, March 18. Members of the school's construction committee met ...
31 get the nod as Collier Teachers of Distinction
Updated 12/13/2012 at 6:52 p.m. 0 comments
Students and teachers across the county took part in similar scenes that played out Thursday as Champions For Learning members fanned out to surprise 31 award recipients.
Education advocate: Diversity should be country's greatest advantage
Published 11/30/2012 at 5:30 a.m. 0 comments
Assigning disadvantaged students to the least experienced teachers and setting lower expectations for them has led to wider achievement gaps in U.S. high schools and in higher education, said Kati Haycock, president of the Education Trust.
Tommie Barfield kids get reading, vocabulary from singing karaoke
Published 10/6/2012 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Friday morning, the kids at Tommie Barfield Elementary are just a little more eager than usual to get to school.
PHOTOS: Marco students head back to class
Published 8/20/2012 at 3:00 p.m. 0 comments
The Marco Island Police Department is seeking to make the transition back to school a safe one for the students of Tommie Barfield Elementary (TBE), Marco Island Charter Middle School (MICMS), Marco Island Charter High School (MICHS), The Market Place ...
Participate with us: Share your first day of school photos
Published 8/20/2012 at 6:00 a.m. 0 comments
Send us photos from the first day of school in Collier and Lee counties. Don't forget to include your full name and description of your photo.
Playing catch up: State law bars Collier schools from earlier start
Published 8/20/2012 at 5:05 a.m. 0 comments
The Lee County School District is one of 13 that get a free pass on that rule thanks to two years of straight As on the Florida Department of Educations evaluation system.
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- Apr 21st 2009 TBE receives Flip Video from Marco Eagle
- Apr 21st 2009 TBE students visit Marco Eagle
- Mar 26th 2009 Marco charter high school proposal
- Mar 23rd 2009 Students speak on a Marco charter…
- Mar 12th 2009 Interview with Lely's Don Stewart
- Feb 26th 2009 Marco resident and Lely freshman Alex…
- Feb 26th 2009 Lely instructor on Marco's students
- Feb 3rd 2009 Interview with Mario Sanchez
- Jan 21st 2009 Terri DiSciullo on Tract K solar