Our school was named after G. Weaver Hipps, a one-time assistant superintendent of schools for Lee County. Below are some photos and published articles about Weaver Hipps.
The memories have long gone of the old Kmart building in Lehigh Acres. Today it is the permanent home of the G. Weaver Hipps Elementary School at 1200 Homestead Rd N. The building was renovated a few years ago and has housed several staging schools. It now is officially the G. Weaver Hipps Elementary School and the inside contains the latest in technology and colorful classrooms. The school was officially dedicated in the large cafeteria with a a crowd of around 150 people, including third graders who sang on stage during the program. The highlight of the dedication ceremony was the unveiling of an oil painting of G. Weaver Hipps, a one-time assistant superintendent of schools for Lee County. His widow, Jane Hipps, and their two daughters were on hand for the ceremonies. They sat on the front row before being called on stage to be honored and to take part in an official ribbon cutting. Lehigh Senior High School's JROTC also participated in the dedication program. See more at: http://www.lehighacrescitizen.com/page/content.detail/id/505882/Unveiling-of-G--Weaver-Hipps--portrait-marks-school-opening.html#sthash.sHsPF2dF.dpf