Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Governor Rick Scott proclaimed yesterday, September 26, 2018, Dads Take Your Child to School Day. The day stresses the importance of family involvement. Fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers, and other significant male role models are invited to take part in this special day. And I am proud to share that we had many […]

Students First for September 13, 2018

This week, we conclude our series on Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Over the past few weeks, we have reviewed three of the five SEL priorities being implemented throughout CCPS this school year: 1. New Student 30-60 Day Check-In 2. Handle with Care 3. Buddy Bench and We Dine Together 4. Principal-led SEL Video Announcements 5. […]

Students First – Focus on Social Emotional Learning

Mental wellness is a top priority for CCPS this school year. A focus will be on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) which is the process of developing and using the skills, attitudes, and knowledge that help youth and adults to: • Identify and regulate emotions • Develop positive relationships • Make responsible decisions There are five […]

School doors will be locked for safety

In April, Collier County Public Schools announced that we will be locking the front doors of schools during the day as an additional later of security beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. As of August 10, 2018, the front doors at all 50 CCPS campuses will be LOCKED and visitors must show a valid photo […]

IHS Seniors take a Graduation Walk at EPE

It’s graduation time! Immokalee High School’s graduating seniors will be taking that all-important walk across the stage tomorrow, Friday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m. at Alico Arena. On Tuesday, however, these same Immokalee High School (IHS) seniors took another important walk—through the halls of Immokalee’s elementary schools. Graduation walks, as they’ve been deemed, celebrate the […]

Native Pride Arts, a Native American dance group visits IHS

Students at Immokalee High School (IHS) recently received a special visit from Native Pride Arts, a Native American dance group that travels the United States performing at schools and other venues. Larry Yazzie, founder and artistic director for Native Pride Arts, shared the story of himself and his tribe with the IHS students. According to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Students First for December 3, 2015

Who doesn’t love getting their hands on a brand new book?!? There is so much excitement and anticipation of what you will find on each page. Recently a group of students from Immokalee Middle School (IMS) got a chance to do just that – pick out a new book of their very own. The field […]