Students First – Count down to last day of school

It’s hard to believe that we are less than two months away from the last day of school. As we begin to count down these final days before summer, we start to reflect on the tremendous efforts of our Immokalee teachers and staff. While many live right here in the area, others travel miles each […]

Beta Club leads Foundation junior to a national stage

NAPLES – This summer, Immokalee Foundation student Wenchy Dutreuil will travel to Beta Club’s 2019 National Convention in Oklahoma City, where he hopes to be elected national club secretary. A junior at Immokalee High School, Dutreuil is currently state secretary of Beta Club, the largest independent, nonprofit, educational youth organization in the U.S. For more […]

Students First – Dr. Carrion visits SSTRIDE at IHS

One by one, Dr. Jennifer Carrion went around the room, “Pediatrician, Biomedical Engineer, Nurse, Rheumatologist,” she heard. Dr. Carrion, a guest speaker from Lee Memorial Hospital, was visiting Nathaniel Benson’s SSTRIDE (Science Students Together Reaching Instructional Diversity & Excellence) class at Immokalee High School to speak about her journey into family medicine. The story resonated […]

Students First – CCPS holds symposium at IMS

On Tuesday, April 2, Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) held a Virtual Symposium on Building Grit and Strengthening Resilience in Children. Immokalee Middle School opened its doors and welcomed parents and community members interested in attending the virtual presentation. Six panelists, including Immokalee High School principal Clara Calderon, discussed different ways parents could positively impact […]

Students First – Ethan Horn shows true Grit running

This year, CCPS has had a focus on Social Emotional Learning, or SEL. Part of that effort includes teaching students about grit and resilience. Grit is defined as passion, perseverance, and stick-to-it-ness. Making a plan, taking action, and keeping a sense of confidence helps develop grit. There have been plenty of stories this school year […]

Buddy Day – Second-graders have fun and learn on Marco Island

NAPLES – More than 135 Immokalee second-graders participated in Guadalupe Center’s 27th annual Buddy Day, a nature-focused field trip on March 8 to Hideaway Beach on Marco Island. Buddy Day pairs community volunteers with Immokalee elementary students for a day of fun and exploration of Southwest Florida’s unique coastal habitat. “For many of these children, […]

Students First – CSO performs at LMS

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO), founded in 1891, is arguably one of the greatest orchestras in the world. There are many who long for tickets to see a performance by such an esteemed group of musicians. So imagine our surprise to find that our very own students were about to get a performance of their […]

Immokalee Teen receives Youth of the Year award

Regarded as the Boys and Girls Club’s most premier recognition program for Club members, the accolade of “Youth of the Year” recognizes the service to Club, community and family; academic success; strong moral character; life goals; and poise and public speaking ability. As challenging as the selection process proves to be, this year’s Collier County […]

Matific Awards prizes to schools, classrooms, and students

Matific, an award-winning education technology company offering immersive math games for K–6 students, is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Matific Math Games Challenge, a free, online math competition aimed at improving American students’ confidence and math skills in the classroom. “Matific offers our hearty congratulations to the winners of the Matific Math […]

Students First – Dr. Luke Dollar speaks to fourth graders

Last week, all fourth grade students in Collier County got to feel like they were walking the soil of Madagascar as they tuned into a video conference to learn about the Fosa, a native mammal to the area. There he was on the screen, the famous Dr. Luke Dollar, live at the Naples Zoo to […]