Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Governor Rick Scott proclaimed yesterday, September 26, 2018, Dads Take Your Child to School Day. The day stresses the importance of family involvement. Fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers, and other significant male role models are invited to take part in this special day. And I am proud to share that we had many […]

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 for September 13, 2018

This week, we conclude our series on Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Over the past few weeks, we have reviewed three of the five SEL priorities being implemented throughout CCPS this school year: 1. New Student 30-60 Day Check-In 2. Handle with Care 3. Buddy Bench and We Dine Together 4. Principal-led SEL Video Announcements 5. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

IHS to go live with new security enhancement

A few weeks ago, we made you aware of a new security enhancement the district is putting in place at all of its schools to further ensure the safety of our students, staff, and guests. Next week, our first Immokalee school – Immokalee High School – will go live with this new enhancement. Effective Monday, […]

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 BETA Club brings home 18 awards

The Immokalee High School BETA Club continues to make the community of Immokalee proud. BETA’s focus is on achievement, character, leadership, and service. Their motto, Let Us Lead by Serving Others, stands true. The Immokalee BETAs continue to volunteer their services to local non-profit organizations and events. The Club is also renowned in the BETA […]

Students First – Local students meet their penpals

It is no secret that Hurricane Irma left the community of Immokalee in disrepair. In these tough times, however, a community comes together. We have heard numerous heartwarming stories of neighbors helping neighbors. We also had an outpouring of support from those outside the community. One example from Eden Park Elementary School started right after […]