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 […]

Motivating Future Leaders

Thanks to Florida Gulf Coast University, FGCU, Immokalee Middle and High School students have an opportunity to participate in the College Reach-Out Program, (CROP). CROP, established in 1983, is a free program developed to inspire underprivileged middle and high school students to overcome odds and become first-generation college graduates. After they receive their degree, the […]

IHS Seniors take a Graduation Walk at EPE

It’s graduation time! Immokalee High School’s graduating seniors will be taking that all-important walk across the stage tomorrow, Friday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m. at Alico Arena. On Tuesday, however, these same Immokalee High School (IHS) seniors took another important walk—through the halls of Immokalee’s elementary schools. Graduation walks, as they’ve been deemed, celebrate the […]

Native Pride Arts, a Native American dance group visits IHS

Students at Immokalee High School (IHS) recently received a special visit from Native Pride Arts, a Native American dance group that travels the United States performing at schools and other venues. Larry Yazzie, founder and artistic director for Native Pride Arts, shared the story of himself and his tribe with the IHS students. According to […]

IHS student becomes first volleyball player to receive a scholarship

“It feels good knowing that I successfully completed all my years of high school and now I’m on the road to college. Knowing that I have something good going for myself feels great,” says Estfania Louis, who will be graduating from Immokalee High School in a few weeks and will be attending North Carolina Central […]

Champions For Learning Hosts 2018 Golden Apple Celebration

On April 16, Champions For Learning hosted the 28th Annual Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers Dinner at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. During this event the community honored and thanked the Golden Apple Recipients, Teachers of Distinction, and Collier County Public Schools Teachers of the Year. Champions For Learning invited each Collier County School to […]