Students First – HLE honors Best Supporting Actresses

The 92nd Academy Awards took place on Sunday. Top actors and actresses in various categories were awarded for their outstanding performances and roles. Highlands Elementary School (HLE) decided to do something similar, recently, by honoring its Best Supporting Actresses.The HLE Best Supporting Actresses event took place January 31st and provided an opportunity for students to […]

Students First – Immokalee Schools held pre-winter break events

While students have just returned from winter break, I wanted to take a moment to share some exciting events that took place in our Immokalee schools just before the break. Lake Trafford Elementary held its first-ever Reindeer Run on December 20th thanks to the efforts of kindergarten teacher Danielle Panicaro. “I wanted to plan a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Highlands Students visit Tigertail Beach

In my Communications role here at CCPS, I have the pleasure of witnessing the diverse classroom experiences in which our students take part—and many times they have me wishing I was back in the classroom as a student! Take science for example. Just last week, fifth grade students from Highlands Elementary School took their learning […]