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 September 20

Representatives from the State Board of Education recently visited our area to hold their September meeting. At the meeting, Commissioner Pam Stewart made a very special presentation to one of our very own outstanding Immokalee High School students, Raul Soliz. Soliz was recognized with the distinguished Commissioner’s Leadership Award. The Commissioner’s Leadership Award recognizes Florida […]

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 […]

Kathy Ryan running for School Board District 3

“Hi, I’m Dr. Kathy Ryan, and it would be my honor to serve as your Collier County School Board Member from District 3. I worked as a professional educator for 37 years, 30 of which were with the Collier County Public Schools. I deeply care about our public schools, and my job is not done. […]

Immokalee High School’s Fall Sports Schedules

Varsity Boys and Girls Cross Country August 17th IHS Pre-Season 3K 5pm 24th at Lehigh 7:30am September 1st at Estero 7:30am 8th at Veterans Park 7:30pm 14th at Spanish River 4:30pm 18th Immokalee Tri-Meet 4:30pm 29th at Lakeland 8:30am October 6th at Bishop Verot 7:30am 12th at Tallahassee 7am 13th at Tallahassee 9am 17th at […]

Take Action to keep Collier Schools Safe

Sheriff Kevin Rambosk and the Collier County Sheriff’s Office are asking the entire community to help keep our kids safe in school this year. “As all of us are aware, school safety is not just about traffic and slow-speed zones anymore,” Sheriff Rambosk said. “It takes an entire community working together to keep our schools […]

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 […]

Back to School Health Fair scheduled for this Friday

Receive vaccinations, nutrition information, learn more about Florida Department of Health services and more. Naples — The Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) will be hosting a “Back-To-School Health Fair” on Friday, August 10, 2018 to encourage parents to bring their children in to receive immunizations for school. Collier County students will start […]

Students have big plans for Immokalee’s future

Over the summer, I had the honor of meeting 12 remarkable 2018 Immokalee High School graduates. These young women were attending Florida SouthWestern State College with four classes during a summer semester. A summer semester is about half of the time of a regular semester, and usually students only take one or two courses in […]

HLE Principal sleeps on school roof for reading points

For the students of Highlands Elementary School (HLE), reading has been a focus since the arrival of Principal Laura Mendicino. “I believe we must encourage students to read for enjoyment because reading teaches children about the world around them and breeds creativity, allowing time to explore imaginary places. Reading for pleasure is also strongly correlated […]