Mercedes-Benz of Naples supports TIF’s Career Pathways program

NAPLES – The recent Mercedes-Benz of Naples Dealer Championship raised $7,200 for The Immokalee Foundation’s newest program, Career Pathways: Empowering Students to Succeed. Recognizing that some well-paying jobs do not require a four-year degree but rather professional certifications or a vocational education, The Immokalee Foundation has worked with educational partners and local industry leaders to […]

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 […]

Guadalupe Center earns fifth consecutive five-star rating

NAPLES – Guadalupe Center has earned its fifth consecutive five-star rating from the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida, the only preschool in Collier County to earn five stars every year since 2015. Guadalupe Center’s Early Childhood Education Program serves more than 300 students ages 6 weeks through 5 years old, culminating with a Pre-K […]

Immokalee Principal featured on new PBS Show

IMMOKALEE – Zulaika Quintero, principal of RCMA’s Immokalee Community School, will be featured in Family Pictures USA, a new PBS project that explores families around the country through the lens of family photo albums. Six of the school’s students also appear in the episode with her. Family Pictures Southwest Florida will debut at 9 p.m. […]

Immokalee area schools 2019-2020 Supply lists

Time for school immunizations

Naples — The 2019-2020 school year is fast approaching. Collier County students will start school on Tuesday, August 13. To avoid the long lines and extended waiting periods, the Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) encourages parents and caregivers to check the immunization status and school requirements for their children, and to visit […]

Local student named to dean’s list

COLLEGEVILLE, Minnesota – Fabian Venegas-Ramos, child of Florencia Ramos of Immokalee, Flordia, has earned the distinction of being named to the dean’s list for the 2019 spring semester at Saint John’s University. Venegas-Ramos is a first-year sociology major at SJU. To be included on the dean’s list, students must have a semester grade-point average of […]

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