Students First – The Pillowcase Project

Here in Florida, we enjoy some amazing weather. And while many of our days are filled with sunshine and sand, we also know we need to be ready for inclement weather, such as hurricanes and flooding. In an effort to help our students and families be well prepared in such emergencies, the staff at Pinecrest […]

CCPS is helped by Community Partners

Collier County Public Schools has been fortunate to have the support of many community partners throughout our area. Whether it be time, talent, or treasure, their contributions have added greatly to the experiences that we are able to offer our students. One such partner is Arthrex. For years, they have provided much-needed support to our […]

Students First for 11-29

Can you believe we’re already heading into December? The school year is moving fast and there are some important dates and reminders to share with you. We have been lucky this year not to have needed any of our hurricane make-up days. Therefore, next Friday, December 7, is a day off for students and staff. […]

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 […]

LTE students experience Fall in the north

Fall. It’s such a beautiful time of year when the leaves change beautiful colors of gold, orange, and red. If you’re from the north, you remember those days, the beautiful colors, and the cool weather starting to set in. It started to get me thinking, children growing up here in south Florida may never get […]

Collier County Public Schools CCPS 5K Walk-Run

Fruits and vegetables. They are full of nutrients and taste great, so why is it so hard to get children to eat them? We have been working hard to solve the mystery. Here at Collier County Public Schools, we are fortunate to partner with the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP). Each of our Immokalee […]

Students First for October 25

In conjunction with the district’s initiative on strengthening social and emotional learning (SEL), Immokalee High School’s (IHS) new SEL committee has organized and will facilitate Golden Ticket Student Assemblies throughout the 2018-2019 school year. Each IHS Golden Ticket Assembly will be unique in its content and presentation style. So how did this SEL committee come […]

Students First for October 18

The Florida Exemplary Migrant Education Awards Project celebrates the successes of Florida’s graduating migrant high school seniors, migrant parents, school support personnel, and community partners. The project acknowledges the hard work, perseverance, and dedication of these individuals who are working to better our migrant population. At its recent meeting in Immokalee, the Collier County School […]

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. […]