Additional funding for teachers to make ideas shine

It’s always fun to be able to surprise teachers with additional funding to make their innovative classroom ideas come to life. Just last week, district representatives entered the classrooms of Eden Park Elementary’s Ysela Quintana and Lake Trafford Elementary’s Debora Mosby to surprise each of them with a STEAM Innovative Teaching Award. The award, made […]

Students First Get ready for 5K

Get your running shoes ready! Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) is hosting its annual 5K Walk-Run on Saturday, November 16. There is still time to register for the event, which will be held at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Administrative Center in Naples. All the Immokalee schools have teams in place, so be sure […]

FEA Stops in Immokalee

Members of the Florida Education Association are traveling around the state to raise awareness about several items that concern Florida teachers. Although Florida is ranked 9th in USA economies, Florida teaching salaries rank 46th in the country. This caused a shortage of 3,500 teachers statewide, leaving more than 300,000 students being taught by a non-certified […]

Students First -Exceptional Student Education

As part of Sharing the Commitment, Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) will hold two Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Expos. These free events are a great opportunity to learn about community resources available for students with disabilities. The first ESE Expo will be held right here in Immokalee on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at Immokalee High […]

Collier County Teachers of Distinction

Naples – Champions for Learning is excited to announce the 2019-2020 Teachers of Distinction for Collier County. As part of the Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program, each school in Collier County Public Schools has the opportunity to nominate a teacher and best practice to highlight on behalf of their school. From this group of 53 […]

Students First -IHS LaCrosse team has highest GPA

Immokalee High School’s Lacrosse team has one of the highest GPAs in the school. Last season, the team celebrated its fourth straight winning season and, again, played for the District Championship. With its success both academically and on the field, you would think that the team was well equipped for another successful new season. However, […]

The Immokalee Foundation students enjoy technology-free weeks

NAPLES – Learning takes place in all sorts of environments – including when school is not in session. Twelve students enrolled in The Immokalee Foundation’s programs attended overnight camps in New England. Three students journeyed to Camp Deerwood in the White Mountains of central New Hampshire. The camp is for boys 8 to 15, who […]

Customized Care for Collier County Public School Students

By Superintendent Kamela Patton, Ph.D. Special to the Immokalee Bulletin The new school year is off to an exciting start! Bright innovators and leaders of tomorrow are diligently learning now in order to carve out their unique path in life. The central tenet of knowing each student’s needs and situation is at the core of […]

Guadalupe Center enhances program through grant

NAPLES – Guadalupe Center is enhancing its successful After-school Tutoring Program through a generous grant from by United Way of Collier County. United Way is providing $46,000 to help fund an After-school Tutoring Program widely regarded as a difference-maker for children in Immokalee. Guadalupe Center’s program operates throughout the school year and serves 840 students […]

FSW Collier Nursing Program receives $405,000 for scholarships

Naples – Florida SouthWestern State College’s (FSW) Collier Campus Nursing program received $405,000 for student scholarships from Naples donors Karl and Alice Sheffield. The gift will be non-endowed and used to support financial need-based scholarships for Collier Campus nursing students admitted into the final two years of the Associate Degree in Nursing program. It is […]

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