8/22/2014: Immokalee and Palmetto Ridge high schools are proud to announce the formation of The Make-A-Wish Southern Florida Youth Leadership Committee. This inaugural group will work to develop Kids For Wish Kids® programs across Southern Florida.
8/15/2014: Immokalee High School’s Positive Behavior Support (PBS) program was featured by Florida’s PBS State Project as a Florida Highlight. Read the article here.
8/15/2014: Congratulations to East Naples Middle School student Jahlmar "Sebastian" Joffre who was selected for a trial with the Chicago Fire Academy soccer team this summer!
8/15/2014: Welcome back to Immokalee High School student Alan Cuevas who spent his summer at Cornell University! As part of the Summer College program, he focused on pre-med studies with some of Cornell’s most distinguished professors in medicine.
8/15/2014: Palmetto Ridge Senior and Battalion Commander of the Palmetto Ridge Bear Battalion Katie Larsen was crowned as the 2014-2015 Swamp Buggy Queen for Collier County. Katie will be attending the University of South Florida and hopes to become an attorney. See pic of Katie in uniform. and when she was crowned.
8/15/2014: Congratulations to Golden Gate High School student Stephanie Latoitue who won a bronze medal in a national NAACP STEM competition. Latoitue built the first model of a prosthetic hand for amputees that functions through hydraulics. Great job!
8/11/2014: Congratulations to Gulf Coast High School student and violinist Marisa Votapek who was accepted to the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
8/11/2014: Pelican Marsh Elementary has a new marquee thanks to the fifth grade class and NCH Healthcare System. As you drive on Airport Road, you cannot miss the Pelican Pride!
7/31/2014: A special recognition to Naples High School Football coach Bill Kramer. His daughter, Katie, recently became the youngest American female to swim across the Strait of Gibraltar!
7/31/2014: Immokalee Middle School looks forward to welcoming sixth grade students at the start of the 2014-15 school year!
7/31/2014: Summer School students at Eden Park participated in Barnes and Noble’s Summer Reading program thanks to Reading Coach Debra Phillips. A total of 130 students received a free book for completing their eight-book reading challenge. special thanks to Jessica Olson from Barnes and Noble who presented students with their books.
7/24/2014: Naples High School student Dillon Diaz-Voell was admitted into the economics summer program at Stanford University this summer through the Junior Statesmen of America. What an amazing accomplishment!
7/24/2014: A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Lorenzo Walker High School for being recognized by the East Coast Technical Assistance Center at the Exceeding Expectations Conference for exceeding expectations by showing significant progress in student achievement.
7/17/2014: Barron Collier High School's Wind Symphony received the Otto J. Kraushaar Award for the second year in a row. Congratulations to the students for a wonderful musical season!
7/17/2014: Congratulations to Lorenzo Walker Technical High School teacher Stephanie Scott who received the highest number of votes in the “Celebrate Teachers!” contest at Coastland Center!
7/10/2014: Golden Gate High School student Stephanie Latortue is competing in the NAACP ACT-SO National Competition in Las Vegas through July 23. Good luck, Stephanie!
7/10/2014: Congratulations to teacher Audra Barton of Sea Gate Elementary! She has been selected to join 149 other educators from the US, Canada, and United Kingdom at the 2014 DEN Summer Institute (DENSI).
7/3/2014: Congratulations to the 2014 Project Graduation T-Shirt Design Winners from Palmetto Ridge High School: 1st Place-Melina Gitt; 2nd Place-Sarah Whelan; and 3rd Place-Yoisy Rodriguez!
7/3/2014: A special recognition to the winners of the Rookery Bay K-12 Student Art Show: 1st-Aria Ramirez, Naples High; 2nd-Abigail Sams, Lely High; 3rd-Tyler Grooms, Lake Park Elementary; and Honorable Mention-Loren Fernandez, Tommie Barfield Elementary.
6/26/2014: Everglades City School’s softball team won their first district softball title since 1986! Congratulations to Coach Roberts, Coach Woods, and all of the Lady Gators!
6/26/2014: Congratulations to the 2013-2014 Gulf Coast High School Scholar Bowl team for a successful year! They were the best Varsity team in the Collier County Scholar Bowl and won second place in the Junior Varsity Tournament.
6/26/2014: Palmetto Ridge High School junior Sam Camp was selected for participation in the Diversity Visitation Program (DVP) offered through the United States Air Force Academy Admissions Office. Congratulations!
6/26/2014: Congratulations to Naples High School senior and JROTC Cadet Major Robert T. Resha Jr. Robert was awarded a Naval ROTC scholarship and a Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets scholarship. He plans to study Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M followed by a commission in the US Navy.
6/19/2014: Congratulations to Golden Gate High School...one of 24 schools honored by the FHSAA for outstanding sportsmanship. See the results here.
6/19/2014: Click here to watch STEM Sleuth videos produced by Poinciana Elementary fifth grade teacher Ted Borduas. The videos demonstrate his creativity and passion for teaching.
6/19/2014: Congratulations to Barron Collier band members! They were named one of the top 24 bands in the state of Florida by the Florida Bandmasters Association!
6/19/2014: Congratulations to Palmetto Ridge High School student Brianna Benitez who was recently selected to participate in the Naval Academy Summer Seminar program in Annapolis, MD.
6/19/2014: Congratulations to Calusa Park Elementary student Sean Ross who won the STATE Son of the American Revolution Poster Contest! His next stop, the National Contest in July. Good luck, Sean!
6/12/2014: Golden Gate High School has been selected as the Fred Rozelle Sportsmanship winner for Class 5A—Section 3. Great job, Titans!
6/12/2014: Naples Park Elementary is celebrating its 40th Anniversary. Happy Anniversary, NPE!
6/12/2014: Golden Gate High School Art and Photography student Terry Presume was chosen as a top 45 finalist in the "Ding" Darling-Theodore Cross High School Photography Contest from among almost 400 entries. Great job!
6/12/2014: Congratulations to Lely Aviation Academy student Alex Bengoechea who received a full-ride scholarship to Lorenzo Walker for the Airframe and Powerplant (A & P) program. This program is an associate degree course and will establish Alex as a full A & P aircraft mechanic.
6/12/2014: Golden Gate High School won first place for their entry in the National School Breakfast Week category for Florida’s “What Works” Contest and will receive a number of prizes and school supplies for their school.
6/12/2014: Manatee Middle School is excited to share that Physical Science teacher Steve Jensen received a full scholarship to attend the Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy program from June 19-23 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama!
6/6/2014: A huge congratulations goes out to Barron Collier High School for winning the Class 6A FHSAA Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup all-sports award!
6/6/2014: For the second year, Cypress Palm Middle School won best Public Service Announcement in a local competition for S.W.A.T. (Students Working Against Tobacco) Teams.
6/6/2014: It is our great pleasure to announce that Barron Collier High School teacher Kelly Wilson was selected as Junior Achievement’s “Teacher of the Year” for Collier County!
6/6/2014: Congratulations to Alan Garcia from Immokalee High School and Pedro Adaulo Castillo from Palmetto Ridge High School for being the recipients of the 2014 CCPS College and Career Fair iTECH Scholarship.
6/6/2014: Golden Gate and Lorenzo Walker Technical High Schools were named as two of 17 Title I Schools to receive the Exceeding Expectations (E2) Award at the East Coast Technical Assistance Center 2014 Exceeding Expectations Conference.
6/6/2014: Congratulations to Lorenzo Walker Technical High School student Darchelle Excellent who was selected to attend the 2014 Hugh O’Brian World Leadership Congress in Chicago this summer.
6/6/2014: Ninety-seven students were honored at Pelican Marsh Elementary for achieving over a million words read in Reading Counts for this school year. Great job!
5/30/2014: Congratulations to the Class of 2014! We wish you much success in your future endeavors!
5/30/2014: A special recognition to Corkscrew Elementary students Kaci Wilkinson and Antonio Petraglia. They won the fourth and fifth grade divisions in the annual 4H Club Tropicana Speech Contest. Great job!
5/30/2014: Congratulations are in order for Palmetto Ridge High School teacher Michelle Joyce. Michelle was honored with a Rising STAR DENny Award from Discovery Education last week.
5/30/2014: In conjunction with Meals of Hope, third graders at Pelican Marsh Elementary packaged over 22,000 meals last Friday to help combat hunger in Collier County. Just one of the many ways our students give back to the community.
5/30/2014: Congratulations to Naples High School student Jack Henning who has been selected to play lacrosse for Team Florida. He will be playing in the Gait Cup in Gettysburg at the end of June. Good luck!
5/23/2014: Our annual Advanced Studies Laureate Symposium was held this week. A big congratulations to all students who completed the program this year!
5/23/2014: The district's first Entrepreneurship Course Business Plan Competition was held this week. Congratulations to all competing students and to winning team members Brandy Borges, Yerania Barrios, and Darlyn Perez from Lorenzo Walker Technical High!
5/23/2014: Congratulations are in order for the Naples High School Boys Baseball team. They are the 2013-14 Class 6A FHSAA Academic Team Champions with a combined GPA of 3.364!
5/23/2014: A special recognition to this month’s Naples Police Department “Do The Right Thing” heroes: Lucas Edwards, Lake Park Elementary; Kendall Brown, Gulfview Middle; and Mackenzie Meservey and Nicolas Lane, Naples High.
5/23/2014: Congratulations to the 6th Annual Student Art Exhibition scholarship award winners: Sam Albanese and Ana-Emilia Montessi, Palmetto Ridge High.
5/23/2014: Thank you to players of the FGCU women’s basketball team who visited Pelican Marsh Elementary to celebrate "Math Madness" with our students.
5/23/2014: Congratulations to Laurel Oak Elementary--TOP fundraising school for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life!
5/23/2014: After enjoying a spectacular spring harvest, Pelican Marsh Elementary students celebrated community engagement by donated over 30 pounds of organic vegetables to St. Matthew’s House.
5/16/2014: A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Gulf Coast High School’s marching band for being selected to participate in the 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! View the news package here.
5/16/2014: Parkside Elementary had a successful STEM night, providing opportunities for students and parents to interact with hands-on activities from the Imaginarium.
5/16/2014: We are proud to announce our 2014 National Merit $2,500 Scholarship Winners. Congratulations to Monica Boemi of Gulf Coast High School and Samantha Burns of Lely High School.
5/16/2014: Shadowlawn Elementary participated in Fathers in Education Day by asking their students’ fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, and male mentors to join them at school. They had a great turn out of male role models.
5/16/2014: Golden Gate Middle held an excellent PBS reward activity, “Golden Gate’s Got Talent.” Thank you to show organizers Ashley Coloma and Lindsey Sebela!
5/16/2014: A special recognition to Gulf Coast High School student Skye Marie on competing as a semi-finalist in the Annual English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition, giving an absolutely fabulous performance onstage at the Lincoln Center.
5/16/2014: A student at Corkscrew Elementary, Xavian Capers, was recognized for starting his own Relay for Life Team in which he raised $1,320 by himself to benefit The American Cancer Society. Great job, Xavian!
5/16/2014: Speaking of community engagement, 45 staff members recently participated in a blood drive at Eden Park Elementary. Thank you to each of these individuals who have made such a huge impact on our community!
5/16/2014: Naples High School student Austin Kalmans joined an elite group of students who have received the global “Top in the World” status from Cambridge for his essay work on the AICE General Paper Exam. Congratulations!
5/16/2014: Manatee Middle School held its first annual Spaghetti Dinner and Family Literacy Night on May 8th to celebrate writing and kick off summer reading. Thank you to language arts teachers Heather Galloway and Catherine Ellison!
5/9/2014: Congratulations to the six area high school tennis players who competed in a Florida All-Star Team Tennis tournament, finishing runner-up in the 16-team field. Great job!
5/9/2014: Lely Elementary celebrated their 3rd quarter Reading Counts achievements with an afternoon Teacher/Student Kickball Tournament. Great reading work, students!
5/9/2014: Congratulations to the six Adult Education ELCATE students whose essays were chosen by the Florida Literacy Coalition for inclusion in the 2014 Florida Adult Learner Essay Book!
5/9/2014: Students from seven of our elementary schools recently completed the last mile of their “Whole Foods Market–Kids on the Go” program and reached their 26.2 mile goal...WOW!
5/9/2014: A special recognition to the Lorenzo Walker high school/dual enrollment students who achieved gold medal status at the recent state Skills USA competition. These seven gold medal winners will have an opportunity to compete nationally in June. Good luck!
5/9/2014: Congratulations to Barron Collier High School’s JROTC, finalists in the 2014 Army JROTC Academic Bowl!
5/9/2014: A huge thank you to Big Cypress Elementary counselor Pam Green and fourth grade students and teachers who packed 29,760 meals to benefit Harry Chapin Food Bank!
5/2/2014: Congratulations to our 704 GED graduates of 2013! Eighty of those graduates walked the stage at commencement this week. We wish them well in their future endeavors.
5/2/2014: In partnership with Rookery Bay National Research Reserve and Discovery Education, students of Lely High School produced Marine Science documentary films which were judged and awarded at a film premiere this week. To view the award-winning videos, click here.
5/2/2014: Congratulations to Yeily Rives, Golden Gate High; Griffin Alexander, Gulfview Middle; and Betsy Soto, Manatee Middle. These students were selected to receive a pizza party from Algebra Nation after completing practice tests with at least 80% proficiency.
5/2/2014: Thirteen students from Shadowlawn Elementary ran the “I Don’t Sweat, I Sparkle” 5K along with five staff members. The students, each a part of the Kids on the Go program, won an award for “Best Dressed Team!”
5/2/2014: Congratulations to Calusa Park fifth grader Sean Ross who won the Sons of the American Revolution Poster Contest. His winning poster will represent Collier County in Tallahassee for the final judging. Good luck, Sean!
5/2/2014: More than 60 Lorenzo Walker students recently participated in a mock airplane disaster drill with local agencies at Naples Community Airport. Project Mutual Cooperation highlighted the many ways our students serve the community!
5/2/2014: Congratulations to the Barron Collier Band! The BCH Wind Symphony took home the 2nd place spot in the high school competition at the Grand National Adjudicators Invitational (GNAI). They also received Best Percussion section. Well done, BCH!
5/2/2014: Thank you to Second Chance Foundation! They supplied a $20,000 to Calusa Park Elementary to help fund their Summer Success program.
4/25/2014: A big congratulations goes out to the Gulf Coast High School Scholar Bowl team - winners of the Lee County Education Foundation A-Team Challenge!
4/25/2014: Barron Collier’s Girls Tennis team is celebrating a successful season, receiving 3rd place at State. Students Hannah Blesinger and Emily Wyman came home State Champions in the individual brackets for their outstanding play.
4/25/2014: The Barron Collier Boys Tennis team is celebrating their 5th consecutive State Championship! Paul Johnson and Alan Sweet came home State Champions in doubles play, Mike Raymond won the Div 5 Singles, and Mike and Doug Small won the Div 2 Doubles.
4/25/2014: Congratulations to Naples High School’s Engineering Team! They placed 2nd in the Southwest Florida Solar Car Race held at FGCU.
4/25/2014: North Naples Middle School is proud to recognize Will Beddow and Kyler Klimek for being the top placing students at the State Science Fair of the 13 students sent from Collier County.
4/25/2014: East Naples Middle congratulates student Madison Szittai who placed 5th in her category with an honorable mention award at the recent State Science Fair!
4/25/2014: Also from East Naples Middle, student Sai Rachumalla finished 6th among all middle school students at the recent state competition of the National Geographic Bee. Great job!
4/25/2014: A special recognition to students of Naples High School’s Engineering Program who recently earned their Florida Engineering Core Certification. Four students also completed the Engineering Design and Development course and will be heading to college in the fall!
4/25/2014: Avalon Elementary recently received a “Books for Schools” grant from Target. The Target team presented books to the students and helped spruce up their Global Garden. Thank you, Target!
4/18/2014: Congratulations to Karen Pelletier of Pelican Marsh Elementary - this year's Elementary School Teacher of the Year!
4/18/2014: Celeste Duplaa of Oakridge Middle School is this year's Middle School Teacher of the Year. Well done!
4/18/2014: Congratulations to Dulcie Neiman of Lorenzo Walker Technical High – this year's High School Teacher of the Year!
4/18/2014: Bob Moore of Immokalee Technical Center (iTECH) has received this year's Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year award!
4/18/2014: Congratulations to Nilda Nunez of Parkside Elementary – this year's Nominee for Florida School-Related Employee of the Year!
4/18/2014: Gulf Coast High School’s Academic World Quest team won the local competition hosted by the Naples Council on World Affairs. The team is heading to Washington D.C. to compete at the National Competition on April 25th. Great job!
4/18/2014: Congratulations to Palmetto Ridge senior Samuel Albanese! His artwork was selected for the Superintendent’s Purchase Award and will become part of the Superintendent’s Art Gallery on the fifth floor of the Administrative Center.
4/18/2014: An honorable mention goes to Lely High senior Abigail Zuniga whose artwork was awarded second place in the Superintendent's Purchase Award. Great job!
4/18/2014: Congratulations to Gulf Coast High School Varsity Scholar Bowl team! They are competing in the finals of the A-Team Challenge after beating out over 60 teams across five counties!
4/18/2014: Laurel Oak Elementary principal Marilou Andrews was made an honorary Kiwanis at April’s “Terrific Kid” breakfast for her help in planning and participating in the campus beautification project on April 5th.
4/18/2014: Congratulations to Gulf Coast High School's Model UN team! Along with numerous individual awards, they recently returned from competition with an Outstanding Delegation Award. Great job, Gulf Coast!
4/18/2014: Gulfview Middle School Symphonic Band members earned straight superiors on stage and a superior in sight reading at a recent FBA District Music Performance Assessment. Well done!
4/18/2014: Congratulations to Gulf Coast High School's HOSA - Future Health Professionals members who competed at the recent HOSA State Leadership Conference. All of the students are to be commended for a great showing!
4/18/2014: Parkside Elementary would like to cordially invite you to join their students, staff, and families for a very special STEM event to be held on May 13th. Click here for your invitation.
4/11/2014: Golden Gate Middle School 8th grader William Zuniga-Suares, along with his soccer team, earned a gold medal at the recent Special Olympics regional tournament in Fort Lauderdale!
4/11/2014: The Barron Collier Jazz Band II received a Superior rating at the State Jazz Band Festival on March 28th and over 45 Superior medals through the solo and ensemble component.
4/11/2014: Scholastic is awarding Highlands Elementary approximately $5,000 for use in its Media Center due to two very successful book fairs. Great job, Highlands!
4/11/2014: Congratulations to the Barron Collier Majorettes who performed at the State MPA Festival over Spring Break. The team earned an overall Excellent rating.
4/11/2014: Parkside Elementary "Princesses” recently completed a school “B-Fit” team-building initiative, completing Disney's Princess Enchanted 10K race. Congratulations staff members!
4/11/2014: Thank you, Naples Alumnae Chapter of Pi Beta Phi! The group raised over $6,000 to support the non-fiction library collection at Shadowlawn Elementary School. In addition, students were each given a free book to take home!
4/11/2014: Congratulations to Barron Collier High School Thespians! They received numerous accolades at the recent state festival including the Critic's Choice Award for Duet Scene in Opening Ceremonies with an audience of 5,000.
4/11/2014: Naples High School Class of 1960 presented a plaque to the Class of 2014 to honor the memory of H.W. “Bubba” Asbell, principal of NHS from 1957-1962. Bubba's legacy will live on in the NHS Hall of Fame where the plaque will be displayed in perpetuity.
4/4/2014: Palmetto Ridge High School Jazz Ensemble received STRAIGHT Superior ratings at the State Jazz MPA on March 28th. On April 8th, the Collier County Board of Commissioners will be forever proclaiming March 2014 as "Palmetto Ridge Band Month" thanks to the hard work and dedication of these fine young musicians.
4/4/2014: Congratulations to the high school recipients of the Princeton Book Awards! They were honored at a recent luncheon at the Naples Yacht Club.
4/4/2014: Pelican Marsh Elementary concluded their Sunshine State Readers Program. Julie Bolock’s fifth grade class and Colleen Steel’s third grade class had every student achieve the goal of reading all 15 of the chapter books!
4/4/2014: An Honors Orchestra Concert for Middle and High School was held on March 14th at Gulf Coast High School. The students did an excellent job performing challenging pieces of music.
4/4/2014: Golden Gate Middle School technology students recently enjoyed a college and careers field trip to Iberia Bank and gained greater insight into the workings of a financial business. Thank you to technology instructor Lenice Deluca and Iberia Bank for planning this excellent learning experience!
4/4/2014: Golden Gate Middle also celebrated its annual multicultural day last month. Many thanks to Emma Gonzalez, GGM lead organizer, members of the Collier Advocates for Student Achievement, and students, faculty, and staff for creating a very special evening.
4/4/2014: Top scorers of Lely Aviation Academy's FAA Exam completed a motorized glider flight with help and instruction from former Collier County Judge Ted Brousseau. Each student received a logbook endorsement for 0.5 hours of glider instruction due to their successful flight completion.
3/21/2014: Last week, we shared that 15-year-old singer/songwriter Lizzie Sider made stops at seven of our elementary schools as a part of her Bullying Prevention School Assembly Tour. Great message!
3/21/2014: For the first time in school history, Golden Gate High School had two bands perform at the FBA District Concert Band Music Performance Assessment. GGH was the only school in Southwest Florida to have two bands receive straight Superiors.
3/21/2014: Former Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk made a surprise visit to Shadowlawn Elementary School to promote the importance of literacy and encourage students to continue participating in the Greater Naples YMCA’s student reading contest.
3/21/2014: Big Cypress Elementary celebrated Family Math Night with 250 people in attendance.
3/21/2014: Congratulations to Palmetto Elementary teacher Tiffany Rosenberger for earning funding for her “Hands on Math” project through the Donors Choose website.
3/21/2014: A team of 20 Golden Gate High School JROTC cadets took part in “Passport to the Stars,” a gala event conducted by the Hope for Haiti group in our community.
3/14/2014: Congratulations to Lely High science coach Mary Marshall! She has been nominated by one of her peers for the Techbook Times Teacher Spotlight.
3/14/2014: Parkside Elementary would like to share information regarding their tennis fundraiser taking place tomorrow. CCPS employees are being offered a reduced rate to attend this special event. Click below to learn more:
3/14/2014: Congratulations to the Barron Collier Wind Symphony! They received straight A+’s from all the judges and a standing ovation from a packed audience during their latest assessment.
3/14/2014: In news from Barron Collier, Broadway star Mark McVey, who performed the lead role as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables in 3,268 performances on Broadway and throughout the world, visited Todd Peterson’s Concert Choir class on Monday.
3/14/2014: First grade teacher Veronica Kochis of Parkside Elementary received a grant from DonorsChoose.org for a classroom project called “Nook-ing Our Way Into a Great eBook!”
3/14/2014: Golden Gate Middle’s eighth grade science classes recently enjoyed a visit from the Naples-Marco Island Antique Automobile Club.
3/14/2014: This past Saturday, Corkscrew Middle, Cypress Palm Middle, Golden Gate Middle, and Immokalee Middle met at Golden Gate High for a middle school track quad meet. The schools wish to share their appreciation to GGH staff for opening up their facilities. Great teamwork!
3/14/2014: My thanks go out to Jennifer Kincaid, Paul Holimon, and Dianne Faramo for sharing their expertise about family literacy with parents via the Parent Connection TV show which airs nightly at 6:30 p.m. on The Education Channel, Comcast cable 99 and online at www.collierschools.com.
3/14/2014: Congratulations to Palmetto Ridge student Daniel Quiroz who was selected to attend the Science Quest camp at the University of Florida. The Science Quest camp immerses rising 10th grade students in various science disciplines to stimulate interest and appreciation for the range of college and career opportunities available in science.
3/14/2014: A couple of weeks ago, we shared the Laws of Life finalists with you. This week, we are sharing a short video highlighting their award-winning speeches. I think you’ll be blown away, just as I was. Click Here to Enjoy!
August 8, 2014:Back to School Edition of District Digest, a segment for parents about getting your children ready to go back to school. Then you’ll learn how to enroll and register your child for school. “The wheels on the bus will go round and round” again, beginning on August 18th, we’ll share a school transportation update. Finally, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office will offer some important back to school safety tips.
June 16, 2014:This week on District Digest we’ll get some summer advice for moms, dads, grandmas and grandpas about keeping learning alive for our kids. Then we’ll find out about our free summer meals program for all students 18 years of age and younger.
What’s Cool in School
June 16, 2014: Dr. Traci Kohler tell us about the district’s year-end meeting called the Educational Summit which was held at Lorenzo Walker Technical High School. The theme this year, STEMology.
June 2, 2014:This week on District Digest something of interest for all moms and dads, suggested ways to avoid the brain drain and keep learning alive during the summer months.
What’s Cool in School
June 2, 2014: Dr. Traci Kohler shares with us how everything went at the Collier County Public Schools inaugural Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (or STEM) competition at Edison State College on May 10th.
Passport to America
May 30, 2014:Summer Educational Activities.
Alliance for Children
May 30, 2014:Lt. Tony Repicky from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. And in the second segment Myra talks with Paula DiGrigoli Executive Director for the Safe & Healthy Children's Coalition of Collier County
What’s Cool in School
May 19, 2014: Dr. Traci Kohler tells us about the STEM competition at Edison State College, Naples Campus, on May 10, 2014.
May 10, 2014:This week on District Digest we will meet our four teachers of the year and one school-related employee of the year
What’s Cool in School
April 28, 2014:Dr. Traci Kohler tells us about the STEM competition at Edison State College, Naples Campus, on May 10, 2014.
Passport to America
April 28, 2014:Helping Your Child Learn Science.
April 28, 2014:This week it is a very special Golden Apple edition of District Digest…you’ll get the chance to meet the Golden Apple class of 2014.
April 21, 2014:Advanced Studies and Gifted Learners is the topic of conversation on the current episode of Parent Connection.
April 15, 2014:This week we will get a first-hand look at an innovative pre-kindergarten violin program that’s truly making a difference. Finally, we’ll find out about the role Junior Achievement is playing.
What's Cool in School
April 15, 2014: Dr. Traci Kohler shares with us how students at Immokalee High School use Augmented Reality or AR in their Biology classroom with teacher Nate Benson.
Alliance for Children
April 15, 2014: This month's topic is Bullying Prevention. Myra speaks with Sandi Sprenger a YRB with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office and Mary Ely a School Counselor at Sabal Palm Elementary.
April 15, 2014: We visit the 8th grade classroom of Kathleen Sullivan who is teaching her math class how to plot graphing points in order to find various classroom locations.
Students from nine Collier County high schools join students from other Southwest Florida schools in the 25th Annual A Team Challenge. The televised competition honors and fosters academic excellence while presenting a unique opportunity to showcase students’ academic abilities. The A Team Challenge is hosted by NBC-2 Senior Meteorologist Robert Van Winkle.
April 1, 2014:This week on District Digest we’re putting students first as Maribel De Armas visits Golden Gate Middle School to spend some time with our Collier County Spelling Bee Champion.
Passport to America
April 1, 2014: An Important Part of CCPS’ STEM Initiative.
What's Cool in School
April 1, 2014: Dr. Traci Kohler shares with us Pinecrest Elementary School’s exciting, hands-on and inquiry-based projects with the help of a Florida Power and Light or FPL grant.
March 12, 2014: This week on District Digest we’ll learn about the Collier County Spelling Bee from one of the district coordinators. Next we’ll find out about the success enjoyed at a state conference by the Barron Collier High School Youth in Government Club.
Alliance for Children
March 12, 2014: This month's topic is Collier Needs Foster Families. Myra speaks with David Brown, Director of Programs from the Children’s Network and Colleen Biber Placement Resource Unit Supervisor from the Family Preservation Services.
March 12, 2014: Watch the current edition of Parent Connection to learn about Family Literacy – What does it mean? How does the district work collaboratively with parents? What does English Language Arts instruction look like in our schools?
What’s Cool in School
March 12, 2014: In this episode of What’s Cool in School Dr. Traci Kohler shares with us the Universal Design for Learning or UDL in Mr. Jon Mundorf 5th grade class at Calusa Park Elementary. UDL is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn.
February 10, 2014: North Naples Middle where 7th grade science teacher Casey Mathis and her students conduct a lab experiments.
February 10, 2014: This week on District Digest we’ll learn about our Saturdays for Success Academies…unique Saturday classes being held in our district right now. We’ll give you the 411 about the Collier 21. We’ll learn about the good work being done in the community by the “Make A Wish” folks as we share info about a “Walk for Wishes” which is coming up.
February 10, 2014: This month's topic is Domestic Violence in the Workplace. Myra speaks with Jason Young the Community Education & Training Manager for The Shelter for Abused Women & Children.
Passport to America
February 10, 2014: Helping Your Child with Homework.
February 10, 2014: Watch the latest installment of Parent Connection to learn more about graduation requirements and the new designations that are offered.
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