Students First – Welcome back CCPS Family!

Welcome back, #CCPSFamily! With the school year now underway, let’s talk safety—specifically for those riding the bus or walking/biking to school. Following are some useful tips for students. We encourage parents to have conversations with their children regularly about the dangers and how to protect themselves against harm. Avoid Distractions. Stay off your cell phone […]

Students First – School is out

Congratulations, students and teachers! The last day of school has arrived, and we could not be more proud of all that you’ve accomplished this year. These last few weeks were filled with lots of celebrations, including moving-up ceremonies and graduations. Our current fifth-grade students in Immokalee will head to Immokalee Middle School in the fall. […]

Students First “Grad Walks”

With the tune of “Pomp and Circumstance” playing joyfully through the speakers, graduating seniors from Immokalee High School, dressed in their caps and gowns, walked the halls of Pinecrest Elementary School. The Pinecrest students cheered with excitement and shared signs of encouragement. It wasn’t graduation just yet. These events are known throughout CCPS as “Grad […]

Students First time to update contact info

The last day of school is right around the corner. Before the summer break begins, think about updating your contact information with us through the CCPS Portal. The CCPS Portal is a one-stop shop for parents to update their contact information, choose their communication preferences, and acknowledge important paperwork. You can find a link to […]

Students First – Immokalee teams bring home wins

Immokalee is becoming a leader in the way of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, otherwise known as STEAM. In fact, two teams from our Immokalee schools came home with first place wins after competing with schools across the district at the 6th Annual STEAM Competition on Saturday, April 13, at Florida SouthWestern State College’s […]

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 […]