A TEAM CHALLENGE...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.

CLASS ACT...Oakridge Middle School: 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.

DISTRICT DIGEST...This week on District Digest we’ll learn about the exciting new Kindergarten enrollment process…if you’re a parent of a soon-to-be Kindergartner, you’re gonna like it!  Then we’ll learn more about that move to the middle school planned for Immokalee’s rising sixth graders.  Next 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 in our District’s new Entrepreneurship course program.

NAPLES ALLIANCE FOR CHILDREN...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.

PASSPORT TO AMERICA...An Important Part of CCPS STEM Initiative.

PARENT CONNECTION...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? Find out answers to these questions and more as members of the Curriculum & Instruction team provide a wealth of information for parents that applies to all grade levels – Kindergarten through 12th grade.

...In this episode of What’s Cool in School 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.

January 14, 2014 Mid-Year High School Graduation

Collier County Public Schools