Students First – School is out

Congratulations, students and teachers! The last day of school has arrived, and we could not be more proud of all that you’ve accomplished this year. These last few weeks were filled with lots of celebrations, including moving-up ceremonies and graduations. Our current fifth-grade students in Immokalee will head to Immokalee Middle School in the fall. […]

Students First “Grad Walks”

With the tune of “Pomp and Circumstance” playing joyfully through the speakers, graduating seniors from Immokalee High School, dressed in their caps and gowns, walked the halls of Pinecrest Elementary School. The Pinecrest students cheered with excitement and shared signs of encouragement. It wasn’t graduation just yet. These events are known throughout CCPS as “Grad […]

Students First – IHS Students honored at Academic Signing Days

Athletic Signing Days are nothing new to Immokalee. Football, for example, is celebrated and respected throughout the community. It was something that got Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) thinking. It was great to celebrate the district’s most accomplished athletes, but why not recognize students who excel academically, too? So a few years back, CCPS implemented […]

Students First time to update contact info

The last day of school is right around the corner. Before the summer break begins, think about updating your contact information with us through the CCPS Portal. The CCPS Portal is a one-stop shop for parents to update their contact information, choose their communication preferences, and acknowledge important paperwork. You can find a link to […]

Students First iTECH a pillar

Immokalee Technical College (iTECH) has been a pillar within the Immokalee community, providing real-world educational experiences to qualify students for employment and career advancement. Numerous success stories walk out its doors with industry certifications and job offers in tow. Students, once unsure of what their futures would hold, come alive upon seeing what iTECH has […]

Students First – Immokalee teams bring home wins

Immokalee is becoming a leader in the way of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, otherwise known as STEAM. In fact, two teams from our Immokalee schools came home with first place wins after competing with schools across the district at the 6th Annual STEAM Competition on Saturday, April 13, at Florida SouthWestern State College’s […]

Students First – Dr. Carrion visits SSTRIDE at IHS

One by one, Dr. Jennifer Carrion went around the room, “Pediatrician, Biomedical Engineer, Nurse, Rheumatologist,” she heard. Dr. Carrion, a guest speaker from Lee Memorial Hospital, was visiting Nathaniel Benson’s SSTRIDE (Science Students Together Reaching Instructional Diversity & Excellence) class at Immokalee High School to speak about her journey into family medicine. The story resonated […]

Students First – CCPS holds symposium at IMS

On Tuesday, April 2, Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) held a Virtual Symposium on Building Grit and Strengthening Resilience in Children. Immokalee Middle School opened its doors and welcomed parents and community members interested in attending the virtual presentation. Six panelists, including Immokalee High School principal Clara Calderon, discussed different ways parents could positively impact […]

Students First – Ethan Horn shows true Grit running

This year, CCPS has had a focus on Social Emotional Learning, or SEL. Part of that effort includes teaching students about grit and resilience. Grit is defined as passion, perseverance, and stick-to-it-ness. Making a plan, taking action, and keeping a sense of confidence helps develop grit. There have been plenty of stories this school year […]

Students First – CSO performs at LMS

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO), founded in 1891, is arguably one of the greatest orchestras in the world. There are many who long for tickets to see a performance by such an esteemed group of musicians. So imagine our surprise to find that our very own students were about to get a performance of their […]