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 – 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 […]

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 […]

Students First – IMS Principal Ryan Nemeth recognized

Immokalee Middle School (IMS) is celebrating the success of its leader in the way of digital innovation. On January 28, Principal Ryan Nemeth was recognized at the Future of Education Technology Conference in Orlando as one of three Innovative Principal of the Year finalists in the state of Florida by the Florida Council of Instructional […]

Students First – Three IMS students win county cash/trophies

The community of Immokalee has a lot to be #CCPSProud of this week. Not only is it celebrating the success of former Immokalee High School football player, J.C. Jackson, and his recent Superbowl win, but they can also be proud of the academic success of its middle school students. In November, Immokalee Middle School (IMS) […]

Students First – Change is in the air

“Change is in the Air” at Immokalee High School (IHS)! At least that was the theme as motivational speaker and 2007 IHS graduate, Ramces Rouzard, brought his talk show, “The Reflection Show,” to the auditorium stage last week and with it, some very special guests. Orlando radio personality Mimi Steward from WOKB’s Peace on the […]

Students First – New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year to our #CCPSFamily! With the start of the New Year comes New Year’s resolutions. As you begin to think about some of the positive changes you’d like to make this year, let us help with some suggestions of our own. On Time, All Day, Every Day Did you know that missing just […]

Something is growing at Eden Park

There’s something growing over at Eden Park Elementary School! The school’s garden is blooming with items such as cilantro, peppers, and lettuce to make delicious salads. It was just over a year ago that Eden Park’s garden had fallen into disrepair when physical education teacher, Lori Davidson, decided to turn things around. She spent much […]