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This is a series of recordings that took place at the Lee County Public Library between a group of Senior Citizens, twice a month (second and fourth Tuesdays of the month), regarding our towns histories and cultures. This meeting started in April 2017 and is still continuing today! So come on out and lets talk about our community and its origins!
 
World War I soldiers from Wheeling, West Virginia, Lester Scott and Charles "Dutch" Riggle were drafted in 1917 and trained at Camp Lee, Virginia. Lester Scott served as a Wagoner (mule team driver) in the 314th Field Artillery Supply Company, Battery “A,” 80th (Blue Ridge) Division in France. Dutch Riggle was a PFC with the same unit. These are their letters home. "From Camp Lee to the Great War: The letters of Lester Scott and Charles Riggle" is brought to you by http://archivingwheeling.o ...
 
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Family & Community Engagement Specialist Kelly Harijono joins us to discuss how family engagement can help students succeed in both the classroom and in life, how to be more engaged in your child's learning, and how teachers can better engage with families.LeeSchools TV による
 
Charles "Dutch" Riggle was drafted into the US Army in 1917 and trained at Camp Lee, Virginia, where so many Wheeling draftees and volunteers—including his sister-in-law Minnie Riggle's brother, Lester Scott—were trained. Dutch Riggle was a Private First Class in the 314th Field Artillery Supply Company, Battery “A,” 80th (Blue Ridge) Division in F…
 
Cypress Lake High grad Callie Atkinson ('17) joins us to discuss what it's like to be a featured singer on a cruise ship, why it's important for young people to explore the performing arts, and she gives an inexplicable answer to which character from 'The Office' is her favorite.LeeSchools TV による
 
East Lee County High School U.S. and African American History teacher Charles Morrison joins us to discuss what it meant to be named the 2019 winner of the Dr. Theron Trimble Social Studies Teacher of the Year (high school), how he relates to his students, and what surprised him the most about teaching.…
 
Executive Director of Strategic Sustainability & Governance Ken Savage joins us to discuss how his new role with the District can help improve the impact schools have on students, why he left the Florida Department of Education to come back to Lee County, and how studying to be a movie director led him to become a teacher.…
 
Show Notes: In this episode, we chat with Dr. Karen Landers from the Alabama Department of Public Health. She tells us about her awesome career, about vaccines, and dispels some common misconceptions surrounding this amazing scientific breakthrough.Alabama Department of Public Health - http://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/Centers for Disease Control …
 
Show Notes: In this episode, we chat with our second repeat guest, Thomas Ashbaugh, to give us an update on Lee County's game to help incentivize reading: Read2Mine. Take a listen to hear all of the really cool things Thomas has added to the game for this coming school year and to hear about the significant increase in reading that took place last …
 
Show Notes: In this episode, we chat with Señora Zulaica Konz-Gonzalez who is a Spanish Teacher at Smiths Station High School. She is Smiths High’s 2018-19 Teacher of the Year and Lee County’s 2018-19 Secondary Teacher of the Year. She shares her teaching philosophy, her experiences learning English, and gives us a glimpse of the magic that has ear…
 
"I think we will start for Camp Lee the 2nd to be mustered out of the Army. I think I will get home some day next week. Gee but I would like to see all of you. It been nearly a year and a half since I saw you..."In his twenty-second and final letter home dated May 31, 1919, PFC Charles “Dutch” Riggle, a WWI soldier from Wheeling, WV, is writing fro…
 
Allen Park Elementary School 5th grade science and social studies teacher Courtney Black joins us to discuss the amazing experience of students getting the chance to ask real-time questions to an astronaut aboard the International Space Station, what she has in store for next year, and why her favorite subject in school growing up had nothing to do…
 
Dunbar High School Reading Coach Patty Loverock joins us to discuss her experience as a member of the 1976 Canadian Women's Olympic Track & Field team, why she left a career as a Los Angeles health & fitness journalist to come to Lee County, and how she helps students from other countries make gains to meet graduation requirements.…
 
Island Coast High School TV Production/Digital Media teacher Jeff Becker joins us to discuss the importance of teaching students video communication skills, YouTube's impact on traditional media and on the lives of young people, and what it meant to be named the 2018-2019 Lee County Teacher of the Year.…
 
In his twenty-first letter home since leaving for Camp Lee, and his sixth letter home from France, dated February 25, 1919, PFC Charles “Dutch” Riggle, a WWI soldier from Wheeling, WV, tells his brother James “Abe” Riggle that they are having a good bit of rain in France. He’s read that his division will finally sail for home in May. He’s glad beca…
 
In his twentieth letter home since leaving for Camp Lee, and his fifth letter home from France, dated January 26, 1919, PFC Charles “Dutch” Riggle, a WWI soldier from Wheeling, WV, tells his brother James “Abe” Riggle that, despite being homesick, he is well and hearty and feeling fine. They are stuck in France taking care of 107 horses and mules. …
 
School Board chairwoman Gwyn Gittens (District 5) joins us to discuss her thoughts on becoming the first African-American elected to the Lee County School Board, how her education in the field of psychology has helped shape the way she interacts with students, and her goals for the school district moving forward.…
 
Diplomat Elementary School P.E. teacher and three-time American Ninja Warrior, Morgan "Moose" Wright, joins us to talk about nutrition and fitness, his experience competing on NBC's hit TV show, and his new endeavor to transform P.E. classes across the country (www.kidsninjafitness.com).LeeSchools TV による
 
Ann Burnett is a 20-year teaching veteran who is now in charge of the Lifelong Learning Classes in the Adult & Career Education department at the School District of Lee County. She joins us to discuss the wide variety of nighttime courses the district offers to all adults in Southwest Florida looking to enrich their education.…
 
Marshall Bower is the President & CEO of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc., a non-profit charitable education foundation which enhances and enriches the quality of public education in Lee County for students and educators. He joins us to discuss the upcoming Fort Myers STEMtastic Day of Discovery, the various programs and scholarsh…
 
“I think the war is over for good don’t you? For I think them Germans won’t want another war very soon the way they got beat in this one….”In his nineteenth letter home since leaving for Camp Lee, and his fourth letter home from France, dated December 16, 1918, PFC Charles “Dutch” Riggle, a WWI soldier from Wheeling, WV, tells his brother James “Ab…
 
Dahlia Dry is a senior at Fort Myers High School. She won the "Best of Fair" award at the 2017 and 2018 Thomas Alva Edison Regional Science & Engineering Fairs, and went on to place in both the state and international science and engineering fairs. She joins us to talk about astronomy, her favorite scientists, and space exploration.…
 
“I can’t tell you about Less. He got badly hurt and they took him to the hospital. I heard once he died, but I don’t know if that was correct or not. I hope it wasn’t correct for I would like to went back to the states with him…”In his eighteenth letter home since leaving for Camp Lee, and his third letter home from France, dated November 25, 1918,…
 
“Just as we were walking down that long line it suddenly crept over me and I realized that I would never again be in the United States…”The “Great War” had raged in Europe for three years before the United States joined the conflict on the side of the Allies in April 1917.Like most young American men of the era, those from Wheeling harbored romanti…
 
Mariner Middle School Civics and U.S. History teacher Jim Kroll tells us about his unique philosophy on teaching, the time his students guilted him into applying for the Golden Apple (which he won, by the way), and his experience trying to make it in Hollywood as a comedy writer.LeeSchools TV による
 
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