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 […]