Students First – Immokalee Schools shine at event

Pinecrest Elementary School was buzzing with excitement at the recent Immokalee Schools’ Showcase. Everyone is familiar with the district’s big STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Conference held in Naples. This Immokalee Showcase looked to be a mini version of the STEAM Conference and highlighted the activities that take place in our Immokalee classrooms […]

Students First – Leading by Example

Everyone has heard the term “leading by example,” right? The staff over at Highlands Elementary School is not only leading by example, they’re also “reading by example” to motivate their students. “Our staff wanted to model how nightly reading for enjoyment can also lead to personal growth, achievement, and success,” shares Principal Laura Mendicino. “There […]

Students First – CCPS partners with World Vision

It has been well over a year since Hurricane Irma rocked Southwest Florida’s landscape and left in its path a trail of debris and devastation. We came together as a community, and here in Immokalee and in Everglades City, we can still be seen picking up the pieces of what the storm left behind. Organizations, […]

Champions For Learning announces the 2019 Golden Apple Recipients

On February 13, students in six Collier County classrooms received bushels of Golden Delicious apples as their teachers were surprised with Golden Apple awards, which highlight best practices in teaching. Representatives from Suncoast Credit Union, Presenting Sponsor of the Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program, were joined by Champions For Learning board members, sponsors, and volunteers […]

Students First – IMS Principal Ryan Nemeth recognized

Immokalee Middle School (IMS) is celebrating the success of its leader in the way of digital innovation. On January 28, Principal Ryan Nemeth was recognized at the Future of Education Technology Conference in Orlando as one of three Innovative Principal of the Year finalists in the state of Florida by the Florida Council of Instructional […]

Dreamcatchers raising aspirations for local youth

In 2014, The Immokalee 1 by 1 Leadership Foundation began seeking students who were interested in giving back to their community. They molded these students by giving them “responsibility, focus and motivation necessary for success in their chosen fields.” Then they inspired some youth to take on an entrepreneurship and start the Taste of Immokalee, […]

Students First – Three IMS students win county cash/trophies

The community of Immokalee has a lot to be #CCPSProud of this week. Not only is it celebrating the success of former Immokalee High School football player, J.C. Jackson, and his recent Superbowl win, but they can also be proud of the academic success of its middle school students. In November, Immokalee Middle School (IMS) […]

Students First – CCPS to host showcase of area schools

As a parent or guardian, do you find yourself wishing you could get more involved in your child’s education? You may want to help your child with their school work but are just unsure how. You might also wonder what it is they are working on while they are with us in class all day. […]

IHS BETA Club member earns BETA State Secretary Title

With confident eloquence to match his 4.87 weighted grade point average, Wenchy likens his campaign slogan to a movement. “Each wave begins with an initial movement. A movement starts with one person and when others join the energy multiplies.” As with any movement, social or physical, the shared purpose of BETA clubs everywhere is to […]

Miami Dolphins Kenny Stills hosts Taste of Immokalee students

An experience of a lifetime for Taste of Immokalee students Kenny Stills from the Miami Dolphin team invited the Taste of Immokalee students to participate in the Dolphins’ awesome “Football Unites” pre-game program. Through Miami Dolphins “Teamwork at Work” program, “the goal is to level the playing field through the power of teamwork to inspire […]