Collier County School District educator nominated for national award

Immokalee – Immokalee Middle School English language arts teacher Sunshine Franklin has been nominated for the 2019-2020 national LifeChanger of the Year award. Franklin was nominated by her husband, Randy Franklin, for her tireless dedication and commitment to her students’ success. She mentors students during her lunches, buys items for students in need, and holds […]

Governor Ron DeSantis announces proposal to increase minimum salary for Florida Teachers

Middleburg, Fla. — Governor Ron DeSantis announced his proposal to increase the minimum salary for teachers across the state. The Governor’s proposed 2020 budget recommendation will include a pay raise for more than 101,000 teachers in Florida by raising the minimum salary to $47,500. According to the National Education Association, Florida ranks 26th in the […]

Gun in car leads to LaBelle High School’s teacher’s arrest

LABELLE — A LaBelle High School English teacher was arrested Friday on charges of possession of a weapon on school property. Lisa Horton, who just started teaching in Hendry County this semester, has a Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) permit. According to the press release from the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, “On Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, […]

Checking out the Toy donations so far

Constance Carter’s eighth grade Intensive Reading Classes recently read articles about young people doing the right thing and helping other young people. Then they began designing flyers on this topic … and the idea about having a Food Drive as well as a Toy Drive at Immokalee Middle School was germinated! The students couldn’t agree […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]