Education

MICMS DC Travel Club Car Wash Fundraiser


Come out and support our local youth. From now until February 9th, the Marco Island Charter Middle School (MICMS) DC Travel Club is offering car washes for a suggested donation of $7 every other Saturday from 8:30 AM to 1 PM at Kretch’s, 527 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island. The MICMS DC Travel Club students and their parents, led by […]

Lady Rays Breeze to Victory


On Friday, September 7, the MIA Lady Rays hosted the Village School of Naples Lady Knights in a varsity volleyball match at the Marco Island Charter Middle School gym. This marked the second meeting of these teams this season. Once again, the Lady Rays kept the pressure on and easily defeated the Lady Knights in three short games. The final […]

Naples Golden Eagles Defeat Lely Trojans in Close 5-Game Match 

By Jodi Pree

On Thursday, September 6, Naples High School hosted the Lely Trojans in a non-conference varsity volleyball match. The first three games had only two points deciding the victor. The Trojans came away with the first game 25-23. The Golden Eagles answered back in the second game with a 26-24 win. Lely fought back with a 25-23 final score in the […]

Students Deploy First Freshwater Mini Reef


A project is underway at Seacrest Country Day School that may hold a key to rejuvenating lifeless freshwater ponds and streams. Students from Seacrest’s Upper School (grades 9-12) recently placed an artificial freshwater mini-reef on the bottom of a stagnant retention pond on the school’s campus. The installation is at the heart of a one-year-long independent study project being conducted […]

Free Online Courses Offered by NCCET


The National Council for Continuing Education and Training (NCCET), in collaboration with its premier sustaining partner, Growth Development Associates (GDA), will make available two tuition-free online Workforce Development courses for up to one million students, alumni and professionals from colleges and schools across the United States. Their goal is to help students and alumni, as well as professionals in the […]

Student Entrepreneurs Unveil New Products


Taste of Immokalee, a social enterprise created and operated by high school students, announces a new line of salsas and sauces inspired by the rich agriculture of Immokalee, Florida. In addition to the newly unveiled Pineapple Mango Salsa and Mandarin Tangerine BBQ sauce, the existing product line has also been enhanced with farm-fresh ingredients, including locally-sourced tomatoes by Lipman Produce, […]

Marco’s Four-Year-Olds Embark on a Magical Year of Firsts


Proud parents recently snapped their very first “First Day of School” photos of their youngsters as they entered St. Mark’s Preschool. Donning new clothes and backpacks, 30 little islanders took their first steps into school to meet their very first teachers. The morning goodbyes caused a bit of anxiety for some…parents and kiddos. The magical wonder of Play Dough proved […]

Part 2: Meet the 2018 Leadership Marco Class


The Marco Island Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Leadership Marco class is comprised of twelve individuals with diverse backgrounds and a multitude of talents. In our last issue readers met six of the students that make up this remarkable class. Enjoy “meeting” the remaining students, business professionals who you may already know as your friends, colleagues and neighbors in our community. […]

Meet Ryan Roberts


As the Marco Island Academy faculty welcomes students back to school, Ryan Roberts settles into her role as the new MIA Director of Athletics & Activities. The energetic Upstate New York native with an infectious smile is no stranger to Southwest Florida, having experience teaching and coaching at both Everglades City and Lely High School. At a glance, her office […]

It’s Never to Early to Be Prepared

Campers Learn About Planning for Emergencies

While children attending the ever-popular Camp Mackle, run by the City’s Parks and Recreation Department, have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities during the summer, last week gave them an opportunity to learn a little more about planning for emergencies. Kelli DeFedericis, the city’s Flood Plain Coordinator visited the 160 or so attendees of the day camp […]


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