Students First -LTE Media Center is a special place

Those familiar with Lake Trafford Elementary (LTE) know that the Media Center is a special place. The reason seems to stem from the dedication of media specialist Alma McDermott. McDermott is always thinking of creative ways to engage students in their learning, so it’s no surprise that she took her enthusiasm outside of the school […]

EPE students run the Bobcat Boutique

Entrepreneurship is the process of designing, launching, and running a new business, typically a small business. If you think it’s only for teens and adults, you haven’t been to Eden Park Elementary (EPE). EPE students in third through fifth grade are showing us that elementary school children can be business owners, too. The Bobcat Business […]

Students First -CCPS hosts College Night for high school students

The time is now for our high school students to begin thinking about their future plans. Students may be trying to narrow down colleges they are interested in attending. Maybe they’d like to get their questions answered face-to-face, directly from the schools they are considering. If so, we have an event not to be missed! […]

Students First -Thank you teachers and first responders

Let’s talk about something special that happened just before school started. The community came together to provide a very special thank you to Immokalee’s teachers and first responders. Through a project supported by the Benison Center and World Vision, 1,200 care packages were assembled for distribution to individuals that service the communities of Immokalee and […]

New principal at HLE

With Laura Mendicino joining the CCPS administrative office to share her professional learning skills with the masses, Highlands Elementary School (HLE) has a new leader at the helm—Margaux Horne! Horne is no stranger to Immokalee as she served as assistant principal of curriculum and instruction at Lake Trafford Elementary School. In addition to being at […]

New principal at VOE

There is a HERO inside all of us! It’s the theme that Bev Budzynski, the new principal at Village Oaks Elementary School (VOE), put into place this year for her students and staff. She adds, “We all have superpowers—what is yours?” Budzynski joins VOE with 33 years of experience in education. Most recently, she served […]

Students First – Welcome back CCPS Family!

Welcome back, #CCPSFamily! With the school year now underway, let’s talk safety—specifically for those riding the bus or walking/biking to school. Following are some useful tips for students. We encourage parents to have conversations with their children regularly about the dangers and how to protect themselves against harm. Avoid Distractions. Stay off your cell phone […]

IHS Beta Club dominates at nationals

Immokalee High School’s (IHS) Beta Club continues to dominate on the national stage. Its recent return from the National Beta Convention in Oklahoma City brought numerous accolades, including first place (National Champions!) in the categories of Problem Solving and Character Skit; second place in Campaign Skit; and sixth place in Scrapbook/Portfolio. In addition to its […]

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 […]