Our School Doors are Locked for Safety

Dr. Kamela Patton, Superintendent, Collier County Public Schools Kevin Rambosk, Collier County Sheriff Sheriff Rambosk and I, along with our leadership teams, have met extensively since the tragic Parkland school shooting to review our security plans. This is in addition to the long-standing partnership between Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) and Collier County Sheriff’s Office […]

Champions For Learning Hosts 2018 Golden Apple Celebration

On April 16, Champions For Learning hosted the 28th Annual Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers Dinner at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. During this event the community honored and thanked the Golden Apple Recipients, Teachers of Distinction, and Collier County Public Schools Teachers of the Year. Champions For Learning invited each Collier County School to […]

IHS BETA Club brings home 18 awards

The Immokalee High School BETA Club continues to make the community of Immokalee proud. BETA’s focus is on achievement, character, leadership, and service. Their motto, Let Us Lead by Serving Others, stands true. The Immokalee BETAs continue to volunteer their services to local non-profit organizations and events. The Club is also renowned in the BETA […]

Students First – Local students meet their penpals

It is no secret that Hurricane Irma left the community of Immokalee in disrepair. In these tough times, however, a community comes together. We have heard numerous heartwarming stories of neighbors helping neighbors. We also had an outpouring of support from those outside the community. One example from Eden Park Elementary School started right after […]

Guadalupe Center to honor 29 college-bound Tutor Corps graduates from Immokalee High School

Guadalupe Center is proud to announce that 29 Immokalee High School seniors have completed the rigorous Tutor Corps program and will be attending college in the fall. This marks the 13th consecutive year that 100 percent of Tutor Corps seniors have been accepted into colleges and universities. Students will be recognized on Tuesday, April 17 […]

Collier County Superintendent of schools honored at meeting

LaBelle March 27, 2018 – At a meeting of the State Board of Education, Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart named Collier County Superintendent Dr. Kamela Patton the 2017 Lavan Dukes District Data Leader of the Year. As a result of Dr. Patton’s leadership over the last six years, Collier County Public Schools has made tremendous […]

Stevenson-Crews named Special Olympics Coach of the Year

Immokalee High School special education teacher and coach, Kelly Stevenson-Crews receives Special Olympics North America coach of the year award. “Well first I didn’t even know I was nominated, so when they announced it I was in total shock. I had no idea, it was the most wonderful feeling. I just couldn’t believe it, it […]

Get a new career in just six weeks from ITech

Immokalee Technical College is your “go to” college to “get a career in a year,” but what if I told you that you can get a career in six weeks! That’s right! In just six weeks this summer, from June 4 through July 11, you can start your career as a Certified Nursing Assistant. The […]

Guadalupe Center’s Buddy Day brings Immokalee children to Marco Island for day of fun, learning

More than 100 second-graders from four Immokalee elementary schools learned about Southwest Florida’s coastal wildlife and habitat at Guadalupe Center’s 26th annual Buddy Day on Saturday, Feb. 17. The program paired “little buddies” from Pinecrest, Lake Trafford, Highlands and Village Oaks elementary schools with “big buddies,” dedicated volunteers from area communities including Hideaway Beach, Fiddler’s […]

See it? Say It! Don’t Spread it, Report It

“See It?, Say It! Don’t Spread It, Report It” That’s the message from Collier County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kamela Patton. Collier County Public Schools and the Collier County Sheriff’s Office have released their new safety campaign in the wake of the social media fallout after the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School […]