iRecognition Reports

Elementary Schools

School NameLanguajeDateC1 COLLEGE, CAREER, LIFE READIC2 PARENT-FAMILY ENGAGEMENT CoC3 SAFE & SECURE ENVIRONMENT CC4 WORKFORCE RECRUITMENT IncC5 EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT EngageC6 TALENT DEVELOPMENT IncreasC7 FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY MaL8 ELEMENTARY STUDY SKILLS InL9 MIDDLE SCHOOL ADVISORY IL10 HIGH SCHOOL ADVISORY IL11 STUDENT LEADERSHIP IncrL12 PATHWAYS TO LEADERSHIP InL13 PREPARE FOR ACCREDITATION L14 FUTURE READY COLLIER DeL15 OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE A16 STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IncreA17 INCREASE ACCELERATION RATEA18 EARLY LEARNING: K2 DATA DA19 DIGITAL INNOVATION CertifA20 STEAM EDUCATION Maintain A21 TECHNICAL COLLEGE ACCESS A22 POST SECONDARY MANUFACTURIA23 PROFESSIONAL LEARNING: INSUnaligned Superintendent's Eva
Big Cypress Elementary Big Cypress Elementary School (BCE) would like to recognize the residents of Island Walk for delivering hundreds of school supplies to benefit students in need. BCE truly appreciates the generosity of the Island Walk Homeowners Association. Through this contribution, teachers will be able to select the school supplies they need for their specific classroom. Aug 20 202111           1          
Big Cypress Elementary BCE would also like to thank the wonderful sponsors and volunteers of Laces of Love. The organization provided BCE with brand new shoes for students needing assistance. Their generosity is very much appreciated. Knowing that we have these shoes available has alleviated stressful (and sometimes embarrassing) situations for many BCE students. Aug 20 2021 1           1          
Calusa Park Elementary • Calusa Park Elementary School (CPE) would like to thank math/STEAM coach John Luciano for helping launch a wonderful Dad’s Take Your Child to School Day event. More than 120 families drove through the car line to pick up dinner and then joined the school online for a special STEAM event, which included the Pringles Ring Challenge and a math parent training. A big thanks to the school’s facility manager, Freddy, for cooking more than 400 hot dogs, the many staff members who volunteered to support the event, the “Dancing Can of Pringles” (assistant principal Loren Finger), and the “Dancing Hot Dog” (academic coach Courtney Ward)!Sep 01 2021 1   1             1    
Calusa Park Elementary Calusa Park Elementary School would like to recognize the hard work of students Emma Radionov, Sarai Reyes, and partners Abby Rodezno Alarcon and Carolina Delgado. Their L.E.A.D. posters were selected to be part of the CCSO L.E.A.D. poster competition. Oct 15 2021             1 1        
Calusa Park Elementary Calusa Park Elementary School (CPE) would like to recognize the following staff members for working towards their own professional growth by earning additional certifications and endorsements: Chi Garrick-Dumas, Kyle Carter, Libby Stark, Natalie Ellsworth, Martha Ledezma, Kevin Williams, Cherie Grieco, Sam Ketcham, Krystal Dagher, and Seara Gier!Oct 22 2021     1                  
Calusa Park Elementary The admin team at CPE would also like to thank the following staff members for joining the Leader in Me Lighthouse Exploratory Committee: Sam Ketcham, Loretta Lee, Claire Martin, Megan Dotres, Karen Van Der Eems, Marilyn McLaughlin, Sandy Mendoza, Chi Garrick Dumas, Natalie Ellsworth, Debra Smith, John Luciano, Virginia Troise, Courtney Ward, Michelle Adam, and Stacy Hamburg. Oct 22 2021    11    1             
Calusa Park Elementary Calusa Park Elementary School would like to recognize Mrs. Boutilier and her Pre-K Headstart students for being selected to represent the Pre-K Violin Program in a recent video news feature by the CCPS Communications department. The students did such an amazing job! We are also very grateful to Ms. Judy and Ms. Cathy for their dedication to this amazing program!Dec 17 2021     1             1    
Eden Park Elementary Eden Park Elementary School (EPE) wishes to celebrate its kindergarten team of Elizabeth Jose, Nuvia Alvarez, Cheryl Cooper, Jessica Gieche, Anthony Stasko, Sonia Zuniga, and Lesie Gallegos for continuing to go above and beyond to help where it is needed. In addition to their regular teaching duties, these courageous and supportive staff members have continuously been advocating for their most needy students, all while staying positive and upbeat. Thank you all for your dedication to EPE! Oct 15 2021     1                  
Eden Park Elementary Congratulations to Eden Park Elementary School (EPE) students Raiden Perez, Aaliyah Guerrero, and Eduardo Martinez Rojas for being three out of the 16 Red Ribbon Week poster contest winners for the district! For their amazing artistic talent and catchy slogans, each of the students received a new bike and helmet from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO)! EPE would like to thank Deputy Joshua Woods, Sergeant Titus, First Sergeant Butcher, and Lieutenant Boyd from the CCSO Youth Relations department, as well as all EPE families and teachers for their support and dedication.Oct 29 2021             1 1   1    
Estates Elementary Estates Elementary School would like to recognize fourth-grade teacher Dana Mook for being selected as the Golden Gate VFW Teacher of the Year! The VFW recognizes teachers who care deeply about America and its children. The judging criteria included encouraging/modeling good citizenship and community involvement, innovation in the classroom, identifying and utilizing new and exceptional resources, and passion for their profession.Dec 17 2021     1                  
Everglades City • Everglades City School (EVG) would like to thank assistant principal Ed Laudise and art teacher Paul Tribble (who has been with the school 46 years)! Mr. Laudise, with the assistance of secondary students, has been hard at work refurbishing the school’s wooden picnic tables, while Mr. Tribble is leading the high school art students in painting the tables with brilliant scenes reminiscent of Everglades City. To top it off, Mr. Laudise received a grant to buy umbrellas for the tables to provide some much-needed shade. Come to the Everglades Seafood Festival this year and you may have a chance to enjoy their work up close!Nov 19 2021     1       1          
Everglades City • Also from EVG…a huge shout out to Jill Whitcomb, Jason Mayberry, and Jennifer Cary for heading up the student leadership teams who created an incredible A+ celebration for the school. It was a wonderful afternoon of slides, water balloon slingshots, hot dogs, carnival games, and more!Nov 19 2021     1                  
Family Empowerment Scholarship On October 7, representatives from Champions For Learning made some surprise visits to our schools. They handed out a total of 201 grant checks totaling $101,747! Congratulations to everyone who received a grant to fund their worthy projects, and a big thank you to Champions For Learning and Suncoast Credit Union for all they do to support our district! You can find pictures from the day on our social media pages. I, for one, look forward to seeing some of these new projects in action!Oct 15 2021             1          
Golden Gate Elementary It is great to “B” a Seagull! Golden Gate Elementary School (GGE) held a celebration for becoming a “B” school for the first time in the school’s history. Students (present and past), staff members, district staff, and community members attended to recognize the hard work and dedication of GGE students and staff. A very special thank you to Mr. Alford, GGH staff, and the talented students of GGH’s drumline, cheer squad, and color guard for being an extra special part of our celebration. GGE Seagulls are leaders on “A” mission!Dec 17 2021     1         1        
Herbert Cambridge Elementary Herbert Cambridge Elementary School held a Family Cookout on Thursday, September 23! Students, staff, and families were encouraged to come out for a night of fun, food, and community-building. With the generous support of North Naples Rotary, each attendee had their fill of hot dogs, chips, cookies, and lemonade. The Rotarians came out in full force to grill and serve the food so staff could engage with families. Altogether, they served more than 500 hot dogs! Everyone in attendance had a wonderful time and is looking forward to the next activity. Sep 01 2021 1           1          
Lake Park Elementary Third-grade students and teachers at Lake Park Elementary School led an annual campus-wide food drive in an effort to “Kick Hunger to the Curb.” This year’s donations benefited Harry Chapin Food Bank. For every two cans donated, a candy cane was given to say thank you for spreading kindness. To remind the school about its food-drive goals, student leaders wrote and performed holiday jingles. The school has almost met its goal of 4,000 cans! Dec 17 20211            1          
Laurel Oak Elementary • Congratulations to Laurel Oak Elementary School Youth Relations Bureau Cpl. Mike Sutton! Cpl. Sutton was awarded a “Lifesaving Award” by the Collier County Sheriff’s Office for saving a man’s life during the summer. The presenter highlighted the accomplishment and shared that saving a life is the most important thing any law enforcement officer can do. Oct 08 2021  1  1                  
Laurel Oak Elementary The entire Laurel Oak Elementary (LOE) community would like to thank Troy Buhs, Project Manager for Facilities Management, for his oversight of several school construction projects this summer. Troy’s communication kept school administration well informed. As an example, he personally investigated a leak at LOE and made sure it was immediately repaired.Aug 27 2021     1        1         
Laurel Oak Elementary Laurel Oak Elementary School (LOE) would like to recognize Rachel Elliott, Amy Federico, and the teacher-led Theme Team for their hard work creating a wonderful “Mario Kart Day” for students. The fun and enthusiasm were off the charts! Nov 05 2021     1                  
Laurel Oak Elementary LOE would also like to thank its PTO and teachers for creating a wonderful pumpkin patch in the center courtyard. Each class created a themed pumpkin, and the PTO turned the courtyard and entrance areas into a welcoming fall entryway. Nov 05 2021 1                      
Laurel Oak Elementary Laurel Oak Elementary School would like to commend the kids (all 182 of them!) who participated in the Kids on the Go program. A big thank you to Mrs. Blaisdell, Mr. Baumgartner, and Mrs. Kerlek for their support of the program! Nov 19 2021     1                  
Laurel Oak Elementary Laurel Oak Elementary School would like to commend the students and teachers involved in its “Morning Math Masters” club. The club is an opportunity for students to receive additional math support using HMH resources and the ALEKS program. A special thank you to Patti Auriana, April Varga, Sara Harms, Kaitlyn Macri, Jazmine Hunter, Madisen Datillo, and Alyssa Yusty for giving up their morning time to help students improve math performance! Nov 12 2021     1 1                
Laurel Oak Elementary Great job to Laurel Oak Elementary School (LOE) students for collecting more than 1,700 books for the Guadalupe Center—1,758 to be exact! A special thank you to media specialist Dr. Pinney and media assistant Mrs. Wyss for coordinating this effort. LOE’s recycling club, sponsored by Mrs. Kerlek, even made bookmarks to send as an added bonus!Dec 03 20211            1          
Laurel Oak Elementary Also helping…Laurel Oak Elementary School’s Student Council boxed up 2,007 food items into 73 boxes for Harry Chapin Food Bank. A special thank you to Ms. Kerlek and all the Student Council members for working so hard to help others!Dec 17 20211    1       1          
Lavern Gaynor • The Lavern Gaynor Elementary School (LGE) Sea Turtles would like to give a big shout-out to the Golden Gate High School Titans for visiting the school and helping students grow their sense of belonging! LGE’s theme this year is “Be Here, Be You, Belong…We Belong Together,” and the students and staff at LGE are so grateful that Mr. Mikulski and Mr. Seitz brought their team of Titans for a special visit. The Titans made an appearance on LGE’s school news before meeting with the school’s fifth-grade leaders. The younger students loved seeing how they belong to the larger Titan community. Thank you, Titans! Sep 17 20211                       
Lavern Gaynor Lavern Gaynor Elementary School recently celebrated the grand opening of its PBIS store! A big thank you to PBIS team members Suzie Alden, Kelly Viana, and Kimberly Bynum for helping to bring the school’s vision to life! Students earn “Turtle Tokens” for their positive behavior choices and can spend them every Monday during lunch at the PBIS store. Student leaders will be helping to run the store during their recess time as a Leader in Me leadership role. Oct 15 20211                       
Lavern Gaynor It was Slime Time at Lavern Gaynor Elementary School! As part of their school-wide WIG, grade levels worked on their iReady Pass Rate Lead Measures. First and fourth grade were the first to meet the Slime Time challenge. The students voted on who they wanted to ‘slime’ and the lucky winners were Mr. Edwards and Mrs. Alden. A big thank you to both of them for being willing to do whatever it takes to motivate students!Dec 03 2021     1 1                
Lely Elementary • Lely Elementary School wishes to celebrate two staff members who continue to go above and beyond to help where it is needed—office manager Millie Perez and IBI assistant Craig Milford! In addition to her regular duties, Millie has been serving as “school nurse” three days a week. Craig is a superstar Lion who always has a smile, even in emotional and tough situations. Thank you both for your dedication! #CCPSProudOct 08 2021    11                  
Lely Elementary • The Lely Elementary School (LES) Lions would like to give a big thank you to the Lely High School Trojans and principal Jen Bledsoe for welcoming them to the school’s homecoming game! It was a great night for the Lely family! Thank you to the following LES staff members who came out in support of Lely spirit night: Mrs. Rivera, Ms. Nolan, Mrs. Sebold, Mrs. Wheeler, Mrs. Crouss, Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Daniels, Mrs. Perez, Mrs. Sweetland, Mrs. Noe, and Mrs. Hinkel!Oct 15 2021 1                      
Lely Elementary PBIS rewards are in full swing at Lely Elementary School (LES)! From the ringing of the success bell to celebrations for behaviors, everyone is involved! Even the cafeteria manager is in on the action, providing cookie-decorating kits as a class PBIS option. Oct 22 20211      1                
Lely Elementary Also from LES…a huge thank you to third-grade teacher Pam Rivera for organizing a Webex interview with Mayor Heitmann to support students’ learning on the local government! The Lely Lion Leaders are excited to visit City Hall soon and enjoy a pizza celebration with Mayor Heitmann, offered to them for being so thoughtful in their questions. Oct 22 20211    1       1          
Lely Elementary Lely Elementary School is proud to recognize those who make collective responsibility a priority—always supporting everyone around them at Lely. Thank you Karen Dent, Pam Rivera, and Zack Garner for always being team players!Oct 29 2021     1                  
Lely Elementary Lely Elementary School’s physical education teacher Mike Miller has been nominated for the Roy Hobbs Baseball Hall of Fame with an astounding 12 MVP awards from six different championship teams! Here is what they had to say: “As a leader and influence to baseball in Southwest Florida, Mike displays character and a welcoming nature wherever he goes!” Congratulations, Coach Miller!Nov 05 2021     1                  
Lely Elementary Lely Elementary School (LES) wishes to give a shout-out and thank you to Frank Echeverria and Reese Berman. They are always there when needed with their technology expertise. Thank you for being a part of the Lely Family!Nov 12 2021     1            11    
Lely Elementary LES wishes to thank the volunteers who helped make its Family Fun Night a great success! Staff members, along with their spouses and children and Lely High School students, contributed to the event! THANK YOU! Nov 12 2021 1  1        1          
Lely Elementary Lely Elementary School wishes to thank recipients of its quarterly collective responsibility reward: o Megan Noe for always supporting wellness and Charity for Change school-wide o Don Eckert for always promoting school culture with beautification projects, yummy treats every week, and grants galore o Jainy Maldonado for always welcoming parents with a friendly smile, mentoring students, and becoming PTO president o Brittany Crouss for always promoting new and engaging ideas with all stakeholders as well as becoming PTO secretary Dec 17 2021    11                  
Mike Davis Elementary Great job to the related arts (RA) team at Mike Davis Elementary School for honoring Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) by focusing on Hispanic artists, athletes, musicians, and others during students’ RA time. Students and staff also enjoyed Hispanic music as they arrived to school each day. Thank you to Ms. Monroe, Ms. Daggett, Mrs. Sherry, Coach H. Hernandez, and Coach C. Hernandez for highlighting the many contributions of our Hispanic community!Oct 22 20211    1                  
Mike Davis Elementary Great job to Kim Giannasi, Meagan Wherry, Julie Haran, and Kenia Padin at Mike Davis Elementary School (MDE)! These staff members have volunteered to host math clubs in the morning before school and have had an incredible amount of students attending to improve their skills. We are so appreciative of our dedicated educators who are willing to go above and beyond to help students! Nov 05 2021     1 1                
Mike Davis Elementary Mike Davis Elementary School (MDE) appreciates its cafeteria manager, Silvio Pelaez, for all his efforts to make the cafeteria a welcoming space for students. Silvio and the amazing cafeteria staff do a great job feeding MDE students each day and always go the extra mile to make the cafeteria a special place.Dec 17 2021     1                  
Naples Park Elementary Huge shout-out to Naples Park Elementary School media specialist Laura Serrano and media assistant Susan Sandy for creating an outstanding book fair experience for students! The entire media center was transformed into a circus theme, with authentic décor and music, as smells of cotton candy filled the air. Students loved taking a trip to the circus to shop for new books. Sep 01 2021     1                  
Osceola Elementary • Congratulations are in order for Osceola Elementary School (OES) student Cameron Bohr! Cameron was honored with a “Do the Right Thing” award by the Collier County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) on September 23. He found a lost wallet and returned it to the owner. When the owner offered him a monetary reward, Cameron refused. What a great example for the OES Chiefs! As part of the ceremony, OES YRB deputy Cpl. Ken Vila, teacher Carisa Arco, and principal Diana Little paraded through Cameron’s community in their vehicles with lights, sirens, and horns, while family and neighbors gathered in attendance to celebrate this wonderful Chief!Oct 15 202111           1          
Osceola Elementary • Osceola Elementary School (OES) students, along with the school’s Student Council, came together to support Collier Harvest by collecting more than 2,700 cans of food for the David Lawrence Center. A huge thank you to school counselor/Student Council advisor Nancy Ruben who is always a leader in kindness!Nov 19 2021     1       1          
Osceola Elementary Osceola Elementary School is extremely proud of the 160 students (grades 3-5) participating in its Kids on the Go Program! Every Tuesday and Thursday before school, you can hear the music playing on the fields motivating students to keep moving. The school’s amazing PTO provided lanyards to hold the student’s QR code and toe tags for every mile they complete. A big thank you to Coach Eddie and Ms. Heberle for their dedication, as well as Nurse Stephanie who not only assists every Tuesday and Thursday but also runs with the students and offers encouragement. Wonderful! Nov 12 2021 1   1       1          
Osceola Elementary Thank you to Ms. Craig and her talented students at Osceola Elementary School (OES)! They webexed with the entire CCPS Technology department last week for the department’s annual meeting. The students performed two songs and warmed the hearts of even the most hard-core techies!Dec 17 2021     1 1          11    
Palmetto Elementary • Palmetto Elementary School’s (PLE) new school store is open! Aligned with its school theme, “On a Safari for Success,” the “Safari Hut” is a positive reward experience allowing staff to recognize positive student behavior through Gator Leader Cards. The Gator Leader Cards are read on the news, and the students report to the Safari Hut to choose their reward! Students love visiting the Safari Hut to choose a reward, but PLE Student Leaders also enjoy spending time running the Safari Hut, helping other students select prizes, and organizing the rewards. PLE is thankful for the support of counselor Rebecca Curran who began implementation of the ambitious and successful project to improve student behavior outcomes and increase positive recognition. Oct 08 20211    1                  
Palmetto Elementary • Palmetto Elementary School (PLE) Youth Relations Deputy (YRD) Corporal Ron Lussier and facility manager Rob Rogers have organized and implemented a Student Honor Guard. Corporal Lussier and Mr. Rogers, both veterans, wanted to give students the opportunity to learn proper flag etiquette and care. Open to fourth- and fifth-grade students, Honor Guard members have regular flag detail and the opportunity to say the Pledge of Allegiance on the morning news and during school events. The students and staff at PLE are so excited to offer these student leadership opportunities. Oct 22 2021     1    1             
Parkside Elementary PSE held its first Family Learning Night on Tuesday, October 19. Families had a great time participating in fall-themed activities and games. A big thank you to literacy coach Dr. Tricia Cunningham and math coach Christie Reid for coordinating the festivities, music teacher Mariah Booth who recorded a student performance to be played throughout the night, and the PSE faculty who came out to support the event!Oct 29 2021 1   1             1    
Parkside Elementary Great job to PSE math coach Christie Reid for hosting a Cookies and Calculations event for families. Parents were greeted with a math packet and a cookie during morning car line. Families were then encouraged to complete the packet and return it to school to be eligible for a drawing. Congratulations to Ms. Hill’s kindergarten students for winning a cookie party for their class!Oct 29 2021 1   1 1                
Pelican Marsh Elementary • The Pelican Marsh Elementary School (PME) PTO partnered with Believe N Books to organize a school-wide book drive to gather new and gently-used children's books for the Guadalupe Center in Immokalee. Believe N Books was founded by an eighth grader from Fort Myers last year during the pandemic. She believed that all children should have access to books at all times! The wonderful families at PME are helping do just that by sharing their favorite stories, adventures, and characters with other local children. In just over 10 days, PME collected 1,021 books which will be delivered to the Guadalupe Center. Sep 01 2021 1           1          
Pelican Marsh Elementary —Mrs. Nowlin’s class at Pelican Marsh Elementary School (PME) presented a Veterans Day program to honor family, friends, and local veterans. Veterans from all major wars leading back to World War II attended. Students prepared personal interviews, speeches, and songs to ensure the veterans knew how much their service to our country is respected, appreciated, and valued. A big thank you to these amazing third graders, Laurie and Steve Nowlin, music teacher John Davis, and media specialist Gail Ellis for putting together such an amazing production! Nov 19 2021 1   1 1     1          
Pinecrest Elementary A big congratulations to Pinecrest Elementary School (PCR) for moving from a “D” to an “A” this year! Just recently, Bureau Chief Abbey Stewart sent recognition to six High Impact Teachers at the school. Please join me in recognizing the following PCR educators who have demonstrated the ability to get significant results for students, even during a pandemic year: Charles Krause, Felicia Taylor, Danielle Hipolito, Olga Moreno, Mary Grezlik, and William Combes. Oct 08 2021     1 1       1        
Pinecrest Elementary • Great job to Mr. Garcia and the staff at PCR for launching the school’s newest parent involvement initiative, Watch DOGS (Dads Of Great Students). More than 30 male role models were in attendance for the first session. Fathers of students and other male role models participated in morning events which allowed them to read with their children and learn about upcoming Watch DOG events and the goal of the program. These male role models agreed to be advocates for their children as well as others and participate in future school events in an effort to build student confidence and support good decision-making. Oct 08 2021 1                      
Pinecrest Elementary Also from PCR…a shout-out goes to two staff members. Science coach Matthew Sibert worked with staff last year to create routines and systems across grade levels during the science block. Since implementing these procedures, staff has shared that they are receiving students with increased standards-based knowledge and skills. Also to be acknowledged is Charles Krause who has kept PCR’s campus alive with math! Mr. Krause continues to engage students as they transition with vocabulary yard signs, visuals, and brain-busting math questions. His efforts ensure PCR’s students are thinking every second of the day. Oct 08 2021     1 1           1    
Pinecrest Elementary PCR would like to thank media specialist Kris Blasucci for hosting a successful fall book fair! Students were excited to visit during the week and walked out with books for their home collections. Hosting the book fair during the school’s Annual Title I and Curriculum Night proved to be a success as well. Parents and students filled the media center while Ms. Blasucci and team (Ms. Iesha, Mr. Barber, Mr. Rojas, Coach Damas, and Mr. Garcia) helped families choose ‘just right’ books to enjoy together! Oct 08 2021 1   1 1                
Pinecrest Elementary At Pinecrest Elementary School (PCR), Lighthouse Leader and school counselor Ashleigh Dean has led the way with positivity and immense organization as the school launched its Staff Action Teams and Student Leadership Teams this year. Mrs. Dean worked with staff to coordinate Virtual Student Leadership Team pep-rallies to engage students in campus leadership opportunities and the team selection process. PCR instructional staff did an amazing job advertising their teams as well with creative skits, visuals, and acting performances to help encourage students to choose their sponsored team. A total of 51 Student Leadership Teams are being sponsored this year by instructional staff, giving PCR students and staff the opportunity to lead in an area of passion and choice! Oct 15 20211    1    1             
Pinecrest Elementary Pinecrest Elementary School (PCR) is proud to announce the successful launch of its eight Staff Action Teams, led by the school’s A-mazing Lighthouse Leaders! From increasing staff and student leadership opportunities to impacting the culture on campus, staff members are developing Pinecrest into a school of synergy and success. Way to go, Eagles! Nov 19 2021    11                  
Pinecrest Elementary PCR would also like to give a shout-out to Iesha Martinez and Kris Blasucci for their efforts to ensure all students have the technology they need to be successful each day. Their success is supported by the proactive and responsive service of PCR’s assigned technology field manager, Rafael Herrera. Thank you for all you do!Nov 19 2021     1            1     
Pinecrest Elementary Pinecrest Elementary School (PCR) would like to thank Rachel Cordeiro for organizing its Literacy Leader Tea Party for first-grade students who successfully completed and ‘published’ their essays. These students had time together to focus on their Culture WIG of presenting their written piece orally to others in a public setting. The students were excited to share their writing and spoke with confidence. A big thanks also to the first-grade team of Mrs. Sans, Mrs. Wetzel, Ms. Church, Mrs. Greenland, Ms. Hall, and Ms. Hardy for their impactful lessons and successful completion of the written pieces and to all those who helped with setup. Everyone’s efforts compounded to make this a special time of literacy celebration for PCR students.Dec 03 2021     1 1                
Sabal Palm Elementary • Sabal Palm Elementary School (SPE) would like to congratulate Mrs. Hale for her incredible success hosting her first book fair as a media specialist. Her hard work, dedication, and passion allowed SPE to match previous year sales and continue to spread the joy and love of reading. Oct 08 2021     1                  
Sea Gate Elementary A huge shout-out goes out to nutrition services manager Nickie Bates from Sea Gate Elementary School (SGE)! Nickie always goes above and beyond for her Seahorses. Recently, she graciously opened her kitchen to students in the MC program by creating engaging tasks for the students to assist in the kitchen—a great way to sharpen their math skills and collaborate with one another. Thank you, Mrs. Bates, for supporting all SGE students!Nov 12 2021     1                  
Shadowlawn Elementary Congratulations to Shadowlawn Elementary School kindergarten teacher Trisha Harmon! Her Donor’s Choose project was funded thanks to a match gift made by Bill Gates. Ms. Harmon’s students will soon be able to participate in a STEM project (making ice cream!) thanks to the support. Aug 20 2021     1       1     1    
Veterans Memorial Elementary Congratulations to Jessica Vieira at Veterans Memorial Elementary School (Principal of the Year)! We thank you for your leadership and efforts to continually improve our school community. Well-deserved!Nov 12 2021     1                  
Veterans Memorial Elementary Veterans Memorial Elementary School (VME) recently showcased the meaning of “Diving into a Good Book” during its fall Scholastic book fair. In addition to book sales, artwork from every grade level was showcased and celebrated! Media specialist Carie Smith and art teacher Meredith Kutz synergized with VME Patriots to add oceanic artwork as a part of the décor. The talents of Mrs. Kutz and EVERY student at VME transformed the media center into an underwater wonderland. Way to lead, Patriots! Nov 12 2021     1 1                
Veterans Memorial Elementary • Congratulations to Veterans Memorial Elementary School’s (VME) golf team on its superb season! The practice and commitment exhibited by all team members paid off at their final tournament of the year where they were awarded with a second-place finish! Dec 03 2021               1        
Veterans Memorial Elementary Also from VME…great job to art teacher Meredith Kutz who recently raised thousands of dollars for her students using the fabulous program, Square 1 Art! Students at every grade level created magnificent pieces of artwork with Mrs. Kutz, and families had the opportunity to purchase various items featuring their child’s masterpiece. Mrs. Kutz and students are so excited to have funds to finance future art adventures!Dec 03 2021     1             1    
Village Oaks Elementary Village Oaks Elementary School (VOE) would like to thank Heather Parks Shedlock for her hard work setting up the Sight Word Challenge Club. This club is empowering fourth graders to be leaders and help K-2 students practice their sight word recognition. Oct 29 2021     1 1                
Village Oaks Elementary VOE would also like to thank its teachers for working in the evening to provide virtual supports to students and families via Canvas. Each grade level is now able to get online support and resources for the content on which they are working. Oct 29 2021    1  1          1     
Village Oaks Elementary Congratulations to two amazing Local Champions who have been recognized by the Blue Zones Project for their volunteerism—Juniace Etienne at Barron Collier High School and Joann Vukobratovich at Village Oaks Elementary School! Oct 29 2021             1 1        
Village Oaks Elementary Shout out to Kiara Gonzalez at Village Oaks Elementary School (VOE) for setting up an adorable fall scene in the school media center. Students were able to get their picture taken in the media center as a fundraiser to support leadership clubs. We appreciate Kiara for all she does to help VOE students be successful leaders!Nov 05 2021     1 1                
Village Oaks Elementary VOE also opened its new school store last month! Panther leaders are able to earn tickets to make purchases by getting caught being “Pawesome Leaders.” Students love visiting the store to choose a reward, and the school’s Student Leaders also enjoy running the store. A special thank you goes to Vanessa Anthony for her hard work in making this happen!Nov 05 20211    1 1                
Village Oaks Elementary Village Oaks Elementary School (VOE) would like to thank Emily Brown, Kiara Gonzalez, and all the staff volunteers for their hard work organizing the school’s fall academic carnival. Students celebrated their Quarter 1 academic accomplishments at the carnival and loved every minute of it! Nov 19 2021     1 1       1        
Village Oaks Elementary VOE would also like to recognize Mysha Farmar for taking the time each week to send “shout-outs” showcasing the amazing things happening around campus. “Pawsome” things are happening all around VOE!Nov 19 2021     1                  
Village Oaks Elementary VOE recently held a successful Fall Family Festival! A special thank you to assistant principals Jill Striz and Nicole Micieli, as well as all the staff volunteers, for organizing the amazing event. Families expressed just how much they enjoyed the activities, and everyone’s assistance was appreciated. Shout-out to Phillips O'Neil who worked hard to put together a student performance for the event and the Immokalee High School BETA Club for its help with set-up, activities, and clean-up!Nov 19 2021 1   1                  
Vineyards Elementary Thank you to teachers at Vineyards Elementary School for creating a morning math and reading lab for all fourth-grade students! Students are proud to be considered “Math Achievers” and “Reading Rangers” and are well on their way to achieving their goals. Go, Vipers, go!Dec 17 2021     1 1                

Middle Schools

School NameLanguajeDateC1 COLLEGE, CAREER, LIFE READIC2 PARENT-FAMILY ENGAGEMENT CoC3 SAFE & SECURE ENVIRONMENT CC4 WORKFORCE RECRUITMENT IncC5 EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT EngageC6 TALENT DEVELOPMENT IncreasC7 FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY MaL8 ELEMENTARY STUDY SKILLS InL9 MIDDLE SCHOOL ADVISORY IL10 HIGH SCHOOL ADVISORY IL11 STUDENT LEADERSHIP IncrL12 PATHWAYS TO LEADERSHIP InL13 PREPARE FOR ACCREDITATION L14 FUTURE READY COLLIER DeL15 OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE A16 STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IncreA17 INCREASE ACCELERATION RATEA18 EARLY LEARNING: K2 DATA DA19 DIGITAL INNOVATION CertifA20 STEAM EDUCATION Maintain A21 TECHNICAL COLLEGE ACCESS A22 POST SECONDARY MANUFACTURIA23 PROFESSIONAL LEARNING: INSUnaligned Superintendent's Eva
Corkscrew Middle Great job to the staff at Corkscrew Middle School who have kept a laser focus on literacy. So far this school year, students have checked out more than 500 books from the media center! Aug 27 2021       1                
Corkscrew Middle A special thank you to PE coaches Stacy Bass, Vincent Monzone, and Jose Montanez for planning and running Corkscrew Middle School’s 1st Annual Turkey Trot! The team collected more than 300 cans and $300 for the Harry Chapin Food Bank. It was a great time with more than 200 students taking part in the run/walk. Thanks, Hawks, for making a difference for our students and our community!Dec 03 2021     1       1          
Corkscrew Middle A special thank you to Mr. Contreras and Ms. Peteroy for organizing the inaugural Corkscrew Middle School fall Drama Club performance—Three Winter Stories! More than 100 students participated in the individual acts which included An Icy Reunion, Twelve Days of Winter Break, and The Santa Interviews. Students were involved in every aspect of the performance including set planning and costume design. It was a great show; everyone’s hard work was amazing!Dec 17 2021     1  1          1    
East Naples Middle Congratulations to East Naples Middle School’s Rachel Dubois and Lyann Garcia for being chosen to participate in the CCPS Middle School Honors Choir! Nov 19 2021               1   1    
East Naples Middle Congratulations to East Naples Middle School’s (ENM) Oscar Andablo for being the winning artist for the “I Voted” sticker! Other ENM winning artists include Giuliana Correa Rojas and Allison Estrada. Thank you to Mrs. Salberg for promoting this opportunity to ENM students! Dec 17 2021               1   1    
Everglades City • Everglades City School (EVG) would like to thank assistant principal Ed Laudise and art teacher Paul Tribble (who has been with the school 46 years)! Mr. Laudise, with the assistance of secondary students, has been hard at work refurbishing the school’s wooden picnic tables, while Mr. Tribble is leading the high school art students in painting the tables with brilliant scenes reminiscent of Everglades City. To top it off, Mr. Laudise received a grant to buy umbrellas for the tables to provide some much-needed shade. Come to the Everglades Seafood Festival this year and you may have a chance to enjoy their work up close!Nov 19 2021     1       1          
Everglades City • Also from EVG…a huge shout out to Jill Whitcomb, Jason Mayberry, and Jennifer Cary for heading up the student leadership teams who created an incredible A+ celebration for the school. It was a wonderful afternoon of slides, water balloon slingshots, hot dogs, carnival games, and more!Nov 19 2021     1                  
Family Empowerment Scholarship On October 7, representatives from Champions For Learning made some surprise visits to our schools. They handed out a total of 201 grant checks totaling $101,747! Congratulations to everyone who received a grant to fund their worthy projects, and a big thank you to Champions For Learning and Suncoast Credit Union for all they do to support our district! You can find pictures from the day on our social media pages. I, for one, look forward to seeing some of these new projects in action!Oct 15 2021             1          
Golden Gate Middle Great job to Golden Gate Middle School sixth-grade teacher Lia McCaffrey! Ms. McCaffrey transformed her classroom into a “Learning Cafe” as a way to engage her students with disabilities and English language learners. Oct 15 20211    1                  
Golden Gate Middle Golden Gate Middle School (GGM) is proud to announce 11 out of 15 GGM students were selected for the CCPS Middle School Honors Band! GGM had the most students from one school make the top chair in their section. A huge thank you to band director Ashley Crosby!Nov 19 2021     1         1   1    
Golden Gate Middle GGM would also like to recognize its string quartet for receiving a Superior rating at the Florida Gulf Coast University Solo and Ensemble. Congratulations to Josue Carcamo-Paredes, Jesus Gomez, Hayden Peters, and Daisy Sanchez Lopez, and a huge thank you to orchestra director Maxwell Essler!Nov 19 2021     1         1   1    
Golden Gate Middle Congratulations to the Golden Gate Middle School (GGM) boys Volleyball team for earning the title of District Champions! Nov 12 2021               1        
Golden Gate Middle GGM is also proud of the hard work of students in Ms. Prats’ Modified Curriculum class! They researched, collaborated in teams, and orally presented their biome projects. Well done!Nov 12 20211       1      1        
Golden Gate Middle Golden Gate Middle School was recently featured in Florida Weekly for a project related to the Holocaust. Dec 03 2021               1        
Immokalee Middle Immokalee Middle School recently hosted its first Parent Academy meeting! More than 100 parents and students participated in the event, which saw district staff, Elena Ruiz and Andy Reinke, present. Taking advantage of the opportunity, the school also offered a quick how-to seminar for parents to show them how they can better use FOCUS to support their children. Oct 15 2021 1   1                  
Immokalee Middle • Immokalee Middle School (IMS) held its continuing Parent Engagement Academy on Tuesday November 16 with more than 50 participants in attendance. Topics included internet safety, resolving student conflicts, and parental support in Focus. Great information, great dialogue, and great prizes!Nov 20 2021 11                     
Immokalee Middle IMS would also like to congratulate David Maldonado who was recognized by Nutrition Services as October’s Employee of the Month! David is the employee everyone wants. He takes initiative, goes out of his way to help others, and always has a positive attitude. In addition to his service at IMS, during the months of August and September, David assisted Immokalee High School during its lunch service to avoid line closures. Not only can he open and close, making him a key employee if the leadership team is out, but he can also complete manager paperwork and end-of-day procedures. Congratulations, David!Nov 19 2021     1                  
Immokalee Middle Immokalee Middle School (IMS) is celebrating the success of one of its students who won the County Cross Country Championship with a time of 10:43. The student went on to place 10th in the State Competition with a time of 10:36. Congratulations! Nov 12 2021               1        
Immokalee Middle Also from IMS…on October 28, the school’s band dressed for the holiday and performed to a small crowd of parents. They did a phenomenal job!Nov 12 2021 1                 1    
Manatee Middle Manatee Middle School would like to celebrate students in Ms. Teets’ class who perfectly displayed the school’s mission of “developing leaders….in our community” through a recent act of kindness. The students wrote birthday cards to a fellow student who lost everything when her house flooded. There were so many cards, they covered the walls of the young lady’s bedroom! Well done, Hurricanes!Dec 03 20211       1               
Manatee Middle Congratulations to Ms. Clifford at Manatee Middle School and the student designers of the Interactive Amigos app for winning the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow national grant. They won $6,500 that will be spent on technology to foster more student innovation and continued development of this app to compete for the $50,000 grand prize against other national winners.Dec 17 2021     1  1      1        
North Naples Middle Kudos to the students and staff at North Naples Middle School (NNM)! Together, they raised $710 to benefit the Cancer Alliance of Naples during the school’s Pink Out Day.Nov 05 2021        1    1          
North Naples Middle NNM…congratulations to the boys and girls Cross Country teams who finished sixth and seventh, respectively, at the State Finals!Nov 05 2021               1        
North Naples Middle Congratulations to NNM student Jocelyn Chalick for being accepted into the Middle School All-State Band! Jocelyn auditioned on her French Horn against all participating middle schools in Florida and was selected to perform at the Florida Music Education Association conference in Tampa this coming January.Nov 05 2021               1   1    
North Naples Middle Congratulations to the following students who will move on to represent North Naples Middle School at the Collier Regional Science and Engineering Fair! o Rose Aune, Keerthi Chandran, Sarah Dabees, Kush Gulati, Max Kneller, Miguel, Padro Hemrick, Benaiah SchuesslerDec 17 2021        1      1        
Oakridge Middle Congratulations to the Oakridge Middle School Orchestra Program and director Roland Forti for their Rising Stars performance! Rising Stars provides students that feed into Gulf Coast High School’s Orchestra Program the opportunity to perform side by side with a high school Orchestra member. Oct 08 2021     1                  
Oakridge Middle Congratulations to the following talented Oakridge Middle School Chorus Program vocalists who auditioned and earned a spot in this year’s 2021-2022 CCPS Honors Chorus: Romina Alezard, Gabriella Feldman, Clara Isenebrg, Ember Martin, Nazareth Ruis-Rojas, and Stephanie Vivar! Oct 22 2021               1   1    
Oakridge Middle Please congratulate Oakridge Middle School orchestra and chorus director Roland Forti for being named conductor of the Southwest Florida Youth Symphony! This group is made up of talented high school students throughout the area and will be rehearsing and performing some very advanced literature throughout their upcoming season. These students are very fortunate to have Roland as their conductor!Oct 29 2021     1             1    
Oakridge Middle Congratulations go out to Oakridge Middle School (OMS) students Trevor Ball (Clarinet) and Rachel Kastner (French Horn) for being selected for the 2022 Middle School All-State Band! Nov 05 2021               1   1    
Oakridge Middle Great job to Oakridge Middle School (OMS) for celebrating its inaugural OMS Proud Spirit Week! Each day represented a different trait: Positive, Respectful, Original, United, and Determined. Students participated in activities throughout the week to represent each trait. We loved seeing the faculty and students show their spirit and come together as a Bulldog family! #OMSPROUD Nov 19 20211       1               
Oakridge Middle Congratulations go out to the following young scientists from Oakridge Middle School (OMS) as they advance to the Collier Regional Science and Engineering Fair in January: Evan Garfield, Jayden Gomez, Chloe Howell, Khloe Kamen, Sahana Kanda, Claudette Koko, Max LaRocca, Mason Malloy, Lavya Patel, Makela Ruiz-Rossi, and Amelia Scappaticcio. Nov 12 2021               1   1    
Oakridge Middle Also from OMS…congratulations to the following Bulldogs who earned either a Superior or an Excellent rating while performing a solo or duet in the Orchestra Solo and Ensemble program: Samantha Klumpp, Gabriella Martinez, Camille Sanchez, Juliet Sanchez, Angela Aydin, Brayden Staffieri, Elena Hill, Makela Ruiz-Rossi, Kaden Mullman, and Troy Nguyen. #BulldogProudNov 12 2021               1   1    
Oakridge Middle Congratulations to Oakridge Middle School Orchestra member Samantha Klumpp for being awarded the Haegg Scholarship! The Haegg Scholarship provides high-level student musicians the chance to study privately with a symphony member for a year. This scholarship is also renewable throughout high school. What a wonderful opportunity!Dec 03 2021               1   1    
Oakridge Middle Great job to Oakridge Middle School (OMS) for making holiday cards for the troops who will not be home with family this year! OMS delivered 358 cards to 92.5 Fox News/WINK TV who ended up collecting 55,000 cards to ship off to our service men and women near and far.Dec 17 2021 1      1    1          
Pine Ridge Middle Congratulations to the following Pine Ridge Middle School students for earning Superior ratings on their Orchestra solos at the Orchestra Solo and Ensemble Festival: Lola Estrem, Katie Rucci, Rose Andreacchio, and Edison Filner.Nov 12 2021               1   1    

High Schools

School NameLanguajeDateC1 COLLEGE, CAREER, LIFE READIC2 PARENT-FAMILY ENGAGEMENT CoC3 SAFE & SECURE ENVIRONMENT CC4 WORKFORCE RECRUITMENT IncC5 EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT EngageC6 TALENT DEVELOPMENT IncreasC7 FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY MaL8 ELEMENTARY STUDY SKILLS InL9 MIDDLE SCHOOL ADVISORY IL10 HIGH SCHOOL ADVISORY IL11 STUDENT LEADERSHIP IncrL12 PATHWAYS TO LEADERSHIP InL13 PREPARE FOR ACCREDITATION L14 FUTURE READY COLLIER DeL15 OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE A16 STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IncreA17 INCREASE ACCELERATION RATEA18 EARLY LEARNING: K2 DATA DA19 DIGITAL INNOVATION CertifA20 STEAM EDUCATION Maintain A21 TECHNICAL COLLEGE ACCESS A22 POST SECONDARY MANUFACTURIA23 PROFESSIONAL LEARNING: INSUnaligned Superintendent's Eva
Barron Collier High We are excited to announce 2 BCHS students have been named Semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program! Congratulations to the following:• Nicholas J. Erhardt, • Joshua J. Ostler,Sep 17 2021               1        
Barron Collier High Please join me in congratulating the students and staff at Barron Collier High School (BCH)! The school was recently voted Best Public School in Naples in the 2021 Naples Daily News Best of the Best competition. Oct 01 2021               1        
Barron Collier High Osceola Elementary School (OES) wishes to thank its YRD, Corporal Ken Vila, and Major Ruben L. Gonzalez, U.S. Army Retired and Senior Army Instructor of the Barron Collier High School (BCH) JROTC Program. With their support, high school students from BCH visited OES to train and educate the OES Patriot Patrol on flag etiquette. Students learned how to honor the American flag as it is raised and lowered each day. Through the experience, students also got a glimpse into the JROTC Program and all the terrific opportunities it offers. Oct 22 20211    1   11             
Barron Collier High Congratulations to two amazing Local Champions who have been recognized by the Blue Zones Project for their volunteerism—Juniace Etienne at Barron Collier High School and Joann Vukobratovich at Village Oaks Elementary School! Oct 29 2021         1   1 1        
Barron Collier High Congratulations to Bianca, a L.I.F.E. program student at Barron Collier High School (BCH)! Students in the L.I.F.E. program have the opportunity to participate in internships at local businesses, and Bianca, who works at Royal Poinciana Golf Club as part of the program, was recently recognized as Intern of the Month!Nov 05 2021         1   1 1        
Barron Collier High Congratulations to the following music students from BCH who were selected to attend the 2022 FMEA Professional Development Conference and All-State Concerts in Tampa: Christian Sochere, Daoyi Liu, and Trey Leslie!Nov 05 2021               1   1    
Barron Collier High Also recognized by the VFW was Barron Collier High School’s (BCH) Major Gonzalez! He was selected as the VFW District 13 Teacher of the Year. Congratulations! Dec 17 2021     1                  
Barron Collier High BCH also gets a big thank you from OES for adopting 34 of its families (77 students)! This was a combined effort by Major González and his JROTC students, who collected food and 33 turkeys for OES families, and Mrs. Applegate and her National Honor Society students, who made a generous donation of toys for the students. These OES families will have a wonderful holiday due to the acts of kindness BCH has shown. Thank you!Dec 17 2021         1   1          
Everglades City • Everglades City School (EVG) would like to thank assistant principal Ed Laudise and art teacher Paul Tribble (who has been with the school 46 years)! Mr. Laudise, with the assistance of secondary students, has been hard at work refurbishing the school’s wooden picnic tables, while Mr. Tribble is leading the high school art students in painting the tables with brilliant scenes reminiscent of Everglades City. To top it off, Mr. Laudise received a grant to buy umbrellas for the tables to provide some much-needed shade. Come to the Everglades Seafood Festival this year and you may have a chance to enjoy their work up close!Nov 19 2021     1       1          
Everglades City • Also from EVG…a huge shout out to Jill Whitcomb, Jason Mayberry, and Jennifer Cary for heading up the student leadership teams who created an incredible A+ celebration for the school. It was a wonderful afternoon of slides, water balloon slingshots, hot dogs, carnival games, and more!Nov 19 2021     1                  
Family Empowerment Scholarship On October 7, representatives from Champions For Learning made some surprise visits to our schools. They handed out a total of 201 grant checks totaling $101,747! Congratulations to everyone who received a grant to fund their worthy projects, and a big thank you to Champions For Learning and Suncoast Credit Union for all they do to support our district! You can find pictures from the day on our social media pages. I, for one, look forward to seeing some of these new projects in action!Oct 15 2021             1          
Golden Gate High • The Lavern Gaynor Elementary School (LGE) Sea Turtles would like to give a big shout-out to the Golden Gate High School Titans for visiting the school and helping students grow their sense of belonging! LGE’s theme this year is “Be Here, Be You, Belong…We Belong Together,” and the students and staff at LGE are so grateful that Mr. Mikulski and Mr. Seitz brought their team of Titans for a special visit. The Titans made an appearance on LGE’s school news before meeting with the school’s fifth-grade leaders. The younger students loved seeing how they belong to the larger Titan community. Sep 17 20211        1              
Golden Gate High Here is a #CCPSSuccess story involving some very special #CCPSAlumni! Golden Gate High School (GGH) graduate Justinly Philippe and Naples High School graduate Kenneth Coloma partnered to become business owners of Primo Hoagies in Naples. The young men decided to share their knowledge and expertise with current students by serving as mentors to one of the Business Ownership teams at GGH. Oct 15 2021             1 1        
Golden Gate High • Golden Gate High School’s (GGH) Mock Trial team is beginning work on its Algae Bloom case. Students will create a mock trial using attorneys, witnesses, a defendant, and a plaintiff—all while learning the trial process and exploring careers in the legal field!Oct 22 20211        1              
Golden Gate High Also from GGH…the school’s Personal Finance class is participating in the Stock Market Game. During this statewide, online competition, students are given $100,000 in game money to invest in stocks that are listed on the Stock Market Exchange. The stocks are updated in real time, and each team researches stocks, makes purchases, and tracks its progress. Oct 22 2021         1         1    
Golden Gate High Great job to the GGH Key Club! The club will be representing GGH at the Meals of Hope Kiwanis event tomorrow. This is a great opportunity to support our community and spread some kindness!Oct 22 20211        1   1          
Golden Gate High Speaking of kindness, GGH’s Garden and Youth Against Climate Change club is spreading seeds of kindness through positive messages hidden on stones and shells throughout the school. The group is also planting new crops for the winter season. Oct 22 20211        1              
Golden Gate High In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Golden Gate High School Spanish Honor Society worked with the Diversity Club to hold a virtual Latin Dance-Off competition. Congratulations to senior Hendry Abreu Gonzalez who won $50 for his talent!Oct 29 2021                  11    
Golden Gate High Congratulations to the Golden Gate High School Titan Marching Band for earning STRAIGHT SUPERIOR ratings from every judge at the District Marching MPA. This is a huge comeback after a year of COVID restrictions and we could not be more proud! Nov 12 2021               1   1    
Golden Gate High Congratulations to the Marching Band at Golden Gate High School (GGH) for being voted Best High School Band in the Naples Christmas Parade! Great job to the students and to Ms. Kocses!Dec 17 2021               1   1    
Gulf Coast High We are excited to announce GCHS students named Semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program! Congratulations to the following:• Andrew G. Eppich, Carson A. Hedrich, Win T. Hlaing, Sara B. Hooper, Wesley PodosSep 17 2021               1        
Gulf Coast High Gulf Coast High School is very proud of the following senior students who were recognized as Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program: Jason Ang, Kaiden Grisso, Henry Lewis, Franchesca Pearo, Madyson Polanco, Karl Reiter, Natalia Romano, Resse Tremitiere, and Ava Vellozzi! These National Merit Commended Students are in the top 3% of all junior test-takers last year. Aug 21 2021                        
Gulf Coast High • Gulf Coast High School is very proud of the following senior students who were recognized as Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program: Jason Ang, Kaiden Grisso, Henry Lewis, Franchesca Pearo, Madyson Polanco, Karl Reiter, Natalia Romano, Resse Tremitiere, and Ava Vellozzi! These National Merit Commended Students are in the top 3% of all junior test-takers last year. Oct 08 2021         1     1        
Gulf Coast High GCHS students named Semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program! Congratulations to the following: Andrew G. Eppich, Carson A. Hedrich, Win T. Hlaing, Sara B. Hooper, Wesley Podos, Sep 17 2021                        
Gulf Coast High The Gulf Coast Model United Nations team recently competed in its first in-person competition in over a year! The students visited Atlanta, Georgia, where they were able to demonstrate their skills at the Georgia Tech Model United Nations competition. With more than 700 delegates from around the country, the students were challenged and rose to the occasion. Everyone on the team worked together to win the BEST DELEGATION awardOct 15 20211        1     1        
Gulf Coast High Gulf Coast High School (GCH) is very proud of the following students for qualifying for the CCPS Honors Choir: Rebecca Hatcher, Kieran Lucas, Emily Lyons, Aaron Pryear, Steven Santos, Olivia Lanzafame-Strathmann, and Rebecca Zamora!Nov 05 2021                        
Gulf Coast High Congratulations to the GCH Shark Band for its performance at the recent Music Performance Assessment (MPA). The marching band received STRAIGHT SUPERIORS from every judge in every category! This is a huge accomplishment—especially after a challenging 20 months. Congratulations to Mr. Goff, Mr. McGuire, and all the band students!Nov 05 2021     1         1   1    
Gulf Coast High GCH…congratulations to the following musicians for being chosen to the 2022 Florida All-State Band and Orchestra: o Lucia Marti Garro , Violin (9-10 Concert Orchestra) o Rachel Torres, Violin (9-10 Concert Orchestra) o Preston Came, Trumpet (9-10 Concert Band) o Tricia Jackson, Clarinet (9-10 Concert Band) o Connor Casey, Trombone (11-12 Symphonic Band) o Osei Allen, Cello (11-12 Symphony Orchestra) o Alondra Damian-Noyola, Viola (11-12 Symphony Orchestra) Nov 05 2021               1   1    
Gulf Coast High Congratulations to Stanley Bryant at Gulf Coast High School (Assistant Principal of the Year)! We thank you for your leadership and efforts to continually improve our school community. Well-deserved!Nov 12 2021     1                  
Gulf Coast High Gulf Coast High School (GCH) recently celebrated its READ 180 students in 9th and 10th grade. Every READ 180 student that made an entire level increase on the Reading Inventory won a pizza party with the principal! The principal, AP, and literacy coach went around to each Intensive Reading class to reward these students and others who made lexile gains. The students were so shocked to be rewarded, and the teachers felt recognized as well. It is so wonderful when students can see that their hard work has paid off!Dec 17 2021         1     1        
Gulf Coast High Also from GCH…the Model UN team hosted its fifth annual conference, SHARKMUNC V, last week. The upperclassmen worked for seven months to organize the event and ended up hosting more than 240 participants from 10 schools in Collier, Lee, and Charlotte counties. In addition, the group was able to raise more than $600 to benefit Hope for Haiti! Please congratulate the BCH Cougars for being awarded best delegation!Dec 17 2021         1   1 1        
Immokalee High Congratulations to Immokalee High School’s (IHS) JROTC program for putting together a JROTC Robotics team for the 2021-2022 competition season! They will be participating in the VEX Robotics tournament at IHS in February. Oct 29 2021         1         1    
Immokalee High Also from IHS…congratulations to Joel Guerrero! Joel was one of 12 students in the country to be in the running for a $40,000 Leaders for Life Scholarship. Oct 29 20211        1     1        
Immokalee High The Immokalee High School (IHS) Debate team is proud to announce that Tiara Thermidor, Ashley Murillo, and Maria Rueda have been invited to participate in the inaugural Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium in Moore Haven, Florida, on Monday, January 17 (MLK Day). The symposium will serve as a forum for students to come together to discuss and debate solutions to various issues. This is a limited “invitation only” event. We are very proud to have these students represent IHS!Dec 17 2021         1     1        
L. Walker Technical High School One of our very own schools was ranked the #1 high school in Florida! Congratulations to the students and staff at Lorenzo Walker Technical High School. The ranking is based on total points earned as shown in the Florida Department of Education’s 2020-2021 School Grades report. Nov 05 2021     1         1        
L. Walker Technical High School Congratulations to Lorenzo Walker High School student Keyshawn Davis! Keyshawn won third place in the Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest. Dec 17 2021               1        
Lely High Parkside Elementary School (PSE) would like to thank Lely High School for hosting a Family Night during its October 8 football game. PSE families had such a great time cheering on the Lely Trojans!Oct 29 2021 1                      
Lely High Congratulations to Lely High School’s Ayden Abreu who took fourth place in Florida Gulf Coast University’s Never Say Goodbye to the Florida Panther poster competition. Winning students will receive their award at a ceremony at the Naples Zoo on November 16. Nov 05 2021             1 1        
Naples High • Naples High School (NHS) is pleased to announce that two of its students have been designated College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars based on their remarkable academic achievements and outstanding performance on the PSAT and/or AP. Congratulations to Lauren Connell and Melanie Duenas! #CCPSSuccessSep 17 2021         1     11       
Naples High • Also from NHS…congratulations to Cole Perkins, Cooper Tunkle, Tanner Coleman, Lucas Edwards, Rebecca Bartus, Isabella Sanchez, Connor Bricco, Willem Jaron, Alexis Anand, Haylee Gingras, Fay Ghorayeb, Ellessandra Taormino, and Lauren Connell who were chosen to sit on the very first City of Naples Youth Council. The students were sworn in at the monthly City Council meeting held on September 15 and will have the opportunity to not only regularly meet with government officials, but also work with these individuals to resolve issues relevant to youth in the community. #CCPSProud• Lely Elementary School (LES) Lions are roaring with excitement about the school’s new Garden of Readin’ created by media specialist extraordinaire Don Eckert. Great job, Don! The students are sure to enjoy this new space.Sep 17 20211      1                
Palmetto Ridge High The Palmetto Ridge High School (PRH) Bear Battalion JROTC Raider Challenge team did a phenomenal job at the 2021 Collier County Raider Challenge Competition this past Saturday at the Ridge. The team came in first place overall in the mixed team category and has qualified to compete in the Florida State Raider Competition in November. Congratulations to PRH and all of the JROTC teams that competed!Oct 22 2021         1     1        
Palmetto Ridge High Palmetto Ridge High School took first, second, and third place in Florida Gulf Coast University’s Never Say Goodbye to the Florida Panther poster competition. Congratulations to Sophia Gray (first place), Alessandra Tercero-Smoot (second place), and Makayla Pierson (third place) on their beautiful artwork! The posters will be displayed in the CCPS lobby for the November 9 board meeting and will then be moved to the Collier County government building for its January board meeting. Students will receive their award at a ceremony at the Naples Zoo on November 16. Oct 29 2021             1 1   1    
Palmetto Ridge High Palmetto Ridge High School (PRH) wishes to congratulate Cross Country runners Bernardo Barnhart (2nd place), Jordan Velasquez (11th place), and Chris Amador (12th place) for their accomplishments at the Regional Meet held in Lakeland, Florida. Additionally, both the boys and girls teams will be advancing to the State Finals! The boys team placed third at Regionals while the girls team finished a strong eighth. Nov 05 2021               1        
Palmetto Ridge High PRH would like to congratulate Ellie Carvajal on making the 11-12 All-State Symphonic Band! This is an extremely high honor. It proves that Ellie is one of the best flutists in our state.Nov 05 2021               1   1    
Palmetto Ridge High • Congratulations to Palmetto Ridge High School’s (PRH) Colton Rasmussen who took first place in both the 100m and 200m freestyle at Regionals this week in Tampa. Colton will now be advancing to the State Competition! Way to go, Colton!Nov 12 2021               1        
Palmetto Ridge High Another strong athlete at PRH, Rachel Koral is an amateur pro pickleball player on the Professional Pickleball Association (PPA) Tour. On October 22, she competed in the Women’s Doubles match and took home a gold medal in her age division! Rachel is a sponsored professional athlete with Babolat, a successful tennis and paddle brand that offers clothing and shoes. She is looking forward to more travel tournaments this year and the U.S. Pickleball Open that will be hosted at East Naples Community Park in April. Great job, Rachel!Nov 12 2021             1 1