Kenzie Willis
North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts

lcsd      North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts  

           Lee County School District, Florida

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Have a great summer!  Students return on Monday, August 18th.  6th Grade Orientation is Friday, August 8th, from 9:00am until 2:00pm.  Parents, leave your 6th Graders here for an all-day experience to introduce them to Middle School - Grade 6.  Lunch will be served.  Open House is Saturday, August 16th, from 10:30am until 2:00pm.  For the entire family!

Message from Dr. Santini:

Welcome to one of the best Arts schools in the Nation.  Thanks for selecting North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts for your children.

Our faculty and staff have been chosen to make education come alive through the integration of arts into academics and the academic into the arts.  Each member of our teaching staff will go the extra mile to help each and every child.

My belief is that school should be the place where children love learning and enjoy their journey each and every day.

Our Mission Statement says it all, “Academics and Arts for lifelong learning in a safe and caring environment.”

Dr. Douglas Santini


Congratulations to our summer drama campers - Seussical the Musical, Junior was a big success!  Hope you saw the show.

Update on our Odyssey of the Mind team...  The team placed 10th out of 58 teams in the World Competion in Aimes, Iowa this summer.  The team members:  Hailey Countryman, Nandini Patel, Eva Francey, Annie Crouch, Hallie Mallard, Hannah Dieran and Moritz Merz. Thanks to all of you who donated to the team to allow them to travel and compete; it was quite expensive.  Here's a video of one such generous donation from the American Association of University Women with President Marie Glasgow (click here)...  You can see the still photo of this presentation on our Facebook page for May 9th...

NEW Parent Link Update for Parents and Students (7/24/14):  Parentlink will be unavailable July 24th & the morning of July 25th in preparation for the new school year.  When Parentlink is available on the 25th parents and students will be able to verify their account information.  They can sign into parentlink to change their passwords, view current address information, view phone numbers etc.  Student schedules, grades and attendance will not be available until after school starts. 

Supply List for the 2014 - 2015 School Year...

UNIFORM SHIRTS AND DRAGON HOODIES...NOW ON SALE FOR NEXT YEAR...  Get a jump on next year with our Uniform Shirt order form.  You may mail it to the school with a check or come to the school office if you want to use a debit or credit card...CLICK HERE FOR THE SHIRT ORDER FORM.
Dragon Hoodie information flyer...   Dragon Hoodie order form...

Here's the Just Read, Florida! 2014 Summer Recommended Reading List... AND... click here for the Reason you should READ this prevent the Summer Slide! (a powerpoint download)

Dragon blowing fire  Click here for DragonTales Newsletter  (week of May 19th, 2014 - our FINAL newsletter of the school year!)  Please check the newsletter for upcoming events!


2014 - 8th Grade - Principal's Awards!

Trendon Dunn, Uriel Agramonte and Shelby Ironmonger

with Dr. Douglas Santini


2014 - 8th Grade - Kiwanis Student of the Year Awards!

Fernando Bautista and Hailey Countryman

with Dr. Douglas Santini, Dr. Charles Settle of the Edison Kiwanis Club and Kathy Woolston, President-Elect of the Edison Kiwanis Club


All of these 8th Graders started school in Kindergarten at NFMAA!


2014 - 6th and 7th Grade - Kiwanis Student of the Year Awards!

Serenity Vasile, Zachary Farina, Hannah Lakoma and Samuel Marzella

with Dr. Douglas Santini and Mr. Charles Settle of the Edison Kiwanis Club


2014 - 6th and 7th Grade - Principal's Awards!

Hayden Edison, Mikaila Posegay, Raegan Denny and Dominick Bologna

with Dr. Douglas Santini

Eva Francey

Please congratulate Eva Francey for winning a Career Essay Contest titled “Oh The Places you’ll Go”.  This contest is sponsored by the Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board.  Eva won a $50 Gift Card to Walmart and is pictured here with Susan Roshan, Director of Career Education.

Congratulations to Coach Kline for winning the Learning for Life Character in Education award last night (5/12/14).   Coach Kline was chosen as the teacher of the year.  Please congratulate him  on this wonderful honor!

Six of our 7th grade students are in the 2014 Duke University 7th Grade Talent Search...see who they are...

DIGITAL LEE 2014 - Please congratulate Erika Sauer for placing 1st (#38 - The Music Man Junior) and winning an iPod touch and Photoshop Elements 11 software.  Also, Paige Galewski for placing 2nd (#41 - As You Like It) and winning an iPod nano.   Both of their posters will be in the media center for the Arts Alive Art Show, at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center for the month of May and on the Digital Lee website.  SS

Please congratulate Kendall Druash for her First Place win for 8th grade and Annabel Brewster for her Honorable Mention win for 8th grade.  The Keep Lee County Beautiful Calendar contest is a tough competition with thousands of entries.  Also, former NFMAA students Sarah Hamid for Honorable Mention in 10th grade and Madison Gardner for her First Place win in 11th grade.  I am very proud of these students!  TW

Announcing Summer Art Camps at NFMAA (application included)...

Procedures for PTO Officer Election for the 2014-2015 School Year
1. A Nominating Committee will be formed consisting of teachers and parents.
2. A parent link will be sent out informing parents of their opportunity to
submit their name in writing via letter or email to Mrs. Tango at
CherylAT@LeeSchools.Net  by April 30th
.3. The Nominating Committee will meet in early May to create a ballot.
4. The Officer vote will take place at the May 20th PTO meeting.
5. Officer positions are as follows: President, Vice President, Treasurer, &

Odyssey of the Mind: Regional Results...

PTO (Parent/Teacher Organization) - SAC (School Advisory Council) 

For Public Notices... please go School Information page...


Upcoming Performances, Rehearsals and Arts News...

PARENTS - please show your support for the arts at your school by completing this survey: 

Please call 997-2131 for information on purchasing DVD's and Photo's of performances

Our Mission:
"Academics and Arts for life long learning in a safe and caring environment"  We are a Title I School: 100% of our teachers are highly qualified!

Congratulations Students, Parents and Staff - we are an A school again! (for the sixth year!)

School Hours for all Students: 7:55 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.
Students are permitted on campus at 7:30 a.m. and are dismissed at 2:10 p.m.